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Vincent Brady
11-22-2009, 04:13 PM
I think that the female body is a really beautiful part of nature

My take on it is in that sentence above. Web sites like this are dominated by men and it is in our nature to enjoy looking at pictures of naked women. We are what we are.

TEX

mikebarger
11-22-2009, 04:37 PM
Don't know about Penthouse, and haven't seen a Playboy in 20 years. What I've seen in the old Playboys isn't much different than some of the nudes here.

A nude is a nude, what else can you call it?

Mike

Anscojohn
11-22-2009, 04:44 PM
Speak for yourself, I'm a redblooded hetero woman who likes female nudes. I'd like male nudes if they didn't mostly look like bad, cheese gay porn shots.

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Well spoken, Heather.

Mike1234
11-22-2009, 05:59 PM
1. safety
2. water
3. food
4. shelter
5. sex

or is that...

1. safety
2. water
3. food
4. sex
5. shelter

or is that...

1. sex
2. sex
3. sex
4. sex
5. sex

??????

Though I can only speak for myself and look only at the girls.

Peter Black
11-22-2009, 06:31 PM
1. safety
2. water
3. food
4. shelter
5. sex

or is that...

1. safety
2. water
3. food
4. sex
5. shelter

or is that...

1. sex
2. sex
3. sex
4. sex
5. sex

??????

Though I can only speak for myself and look only at the girls.

OK Mike, so your first 2 versions have water for processing your films and prints, but I'm a bit confused by the third option. :confused: :D

Mike1234
11-22-2009, 09:16 PM
The third option is for those who've been deprived far too long.

Erik Petersson
11-22-2009, 11:55 PM
I wonder what the statistics would be if we lived in an environment where public nudity was both commonplace, and unremarkable.

Remember, I live in the country that produced the band known as the "Barenaked Ladies".

Matt

I spent some time in north eastern Germany last summer. It is not uncommon to go swimming on public beaches there, without any clothes. Public saunas are naturally mixed. They call it "Freie Körperkultur", or FKK.

Poisson Du Jour
11-23-2009, 12:22 AM
I am a naturist, and I have photographed naturists here in Australia and New Zealand for more than 20 years at resorts, beaches, camping, driving, skydiving and bungee jumping (and before you ask, the last two are a little uncomfortable done nude). My forthcoming project over the Christmas-New Year break is to photograph nudes (both genders) in natural rainforest settings using my Pinhole camera, movement and multi-exposure. And the great thing about all this is the "models" (plucked at random) are (un)dressed the same as me, so they are completely at ease — even those that haven't appeared before my camera.

If you want to be successful with nudists (naturists), you need to get down to their level — that means strip and join them.

Playboy and Penthouse are both absolute rubbish — always have been, always will be. That porn is wowserish, exploitative and degrading, additional to being heavily airbrushed. I prefer to photograph and interact with the real thing without pretention or showy dollying-up courtesy that bloody Photoshop tripe.

Mike1234
11-23-2009, 06:11 AM
Ehh... you're just jealous of our Playboy Bunnies. :D

Thomassauerwein
12-14-2009, 08:59 PM
Keep in mind that if seals had thumbs, they would be clubbing us!

LOL!!! Rightfully so!

Ed Sukach
12-15-2009, 04:08 PM
I don't think that playboy has published nudes for years. What appears to be a nude girl is now coated ... no, LAYERED, in body make-up. I think they apply it with trowels.
Joke from twenty years ago... "We're having trouble with that new model .. she keeps sliding all over the place."
The work there is a bizarre xample of 'overworking' ... no one is flawless and those body-made-up images are cold, lifeless, artificial.
Sexy? Wander around downtown until you find a window dresser assembling a mannequin. FAR more enticing than Playboy.

In a way, it is a great shame ... I was a great fan of Playboy at its inception. Now the whole magazine is an artificial wreck.

Vaughn
12-15-2009, 04:57 PM
I am a naturist...

Right on!

Having been to both clothed-only and clothes-optional beaches as a young USA-certified horny male, I would say that the only difference between the two is that the clothes-optional beaches were much more relaxing. That and one had to use more sunscreen...

One of the most beautiful, non-erotic sights in the world is that of a mother breast-feeding a child in public. It stirs the heart, not the gonads.

Vaughn

photoeclipse
09-16-2012, 06:48 AM
We can only be understood by ourselves after the transformation simply because we are concerned with such things, unlike a beaver who probably isn't concerned with his beaverness.

In the context of this discussion, am I the only one who found this an interesting choice of metaphor?

photopriscilla
02-26-2014, 12:33 PM
Thank you for your comment! I don't think that there is much that one cannot communicate without clothes on! I think that we already had our sexual revolution. I am certain that there is the odd photo that really needs to have the subject without clothes, but mostly it is just voyeurism.