I must have been born an artist, because I have no memory of not knowing how to put down on paper or canvas the images and ideas that appear in my head.
At the tender age of six, before my first year of school, and shortly after my last regular “baby” rectal temperature had been taken at the local clinic, I decided to record my thoughts on the subject the only way I knew how. I was just beginning to learn to read and write, so drawing and coloring were my go-to tools.
I distinctly recall taking a short yellow No.2 pencil to a piece of Big Chief Tablet paper and drawing out a picture of my tightie whities (complete with the fly and wasteband stripes), a thermometer with a very definitive red bulbous end, along with a simple line drawing of my bare butt from which the throbbing redheaded thermal measuring device was protruding; it was three images in all. I recall it being intended for my eyes only, and that I attempted to hide it from the prying eyes of anyone else, but at age six, being sneaky was something I still had a bit to learn about.
Along with my first medical fetish masterpiece, Mom found my stash of objects secreted away that fit nicely up my behind when I was playing “temp time”. I remember her being very upset about it, and me being told to find different subject matter. I definitely knew I was onto something big! That incident only helped to fuel the rectal temperature fire that still burns brightly inside of me at age fifty six.
I’m still producing RT art, and it still isn’t something I can share with immediate friends and family, but I am very thankful I get to share it with my online community here at Zity, and just a few other places.
By the way, I have gotten better at secreting away my original little jewels of RT art in locked boxes. They will almost certainly and inevitably surprise some family members after my passing before likely being thrown out or destroyed. But it won’t matter because those little jewels will have already been scattered among the internet clouds to once again be secreted away by fans of everything rectal temperature.