Friday Firesmith – Naked Women

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There are at least a dozen or so photos on my computer of naked women. This isn’t all that unusual but at the same time I don’t have any porn. I don’t understand porn. While you’re watching porn you could be out there trying to get sex, If you can’t get sex I’m not certain how watching other people get paid to have sex would make you feel better. And oh by the way, I have watched enough porn to know that real sex doesn’t happen that way and I for one am grateful for it.

Naked women on the other hand come in two categories; the first is those who are just out there showing off something and don’t get me wrong, there is nothing at all wrong with a woman who has a great body and is naked. You can quote me on that. In fact, sometimes it’s good to see a brazen nude shot that is all about sheer naked woman-ness and it is a good thing. There is truly nothing on earth more beautiful than the female human form uncovered. As I mentioned, I’ve got a dozen or so nude photos on my computer, and each of them in their own way makes me feel good about being male.

Yet there is another side to this that transcends sexuality and that is nude women are great works of art, and with the right photographer, the female human body becomes more of an object of incredible inspiration and pure exquisiteness that has nothing to do with sexual desire. Let’s take for instance the photo of Angelina Jolie lying in a tub with her back and backside showing. Nude? Hmmm, partially. But it’s a great photo. It shows her tattoos and her face, but mostly it’s about the form of the woman, and despite her popularity and all, the woman has a great body. I have a black and white photo of a half nude woman in cowboy gear. Her breasts are bare, but all in all she’s a great looking woman with a hard body and the photo was just plain well done. Take the same woman, put her in a thong, put a beer in her hand and make it look like she just stumbled out of a frat party and it’s just not the same.

I have a photo of a redheaded woman who has tossed her hair to cover her face but otherwise she’s nude from the waist up, and she’s wearing a pair of jeans. Okay, for reasons that I could not possibly explain, this is a photo that rocks me. There are photos of redheaded women wearing nothing at all with beautiful faces out there I am sure, but the one I kept was the one with the hidden face, the hair, and her nearly perfectly formed breasts, yes, she had those did I
mention that?

I was engaged to a woman who I thought had the perfect body. No, in fact her breasts were not large, but they were perfect. No, she didn’t have a model’s hips but they were perfect. There are a million photos of women’s legs out there but my woman had the best pair of legs I had ever seen. I cannot explain it to you. I can tell you that porn doesn’t interest me, and most of the internet photos of women sticking their implants into a camera really doesn’t interest me at all. But show me a woman with a great body, put her somewhere that accentuates her curves, and let someone with some skill and a camera take a few photos of her… yeah, I’m there.

One question: Who is the most over rated “beautiful” woman in the media today?

Take Care,
Mike

Mike writes regularly at his site:  The Hickory Head Hermit

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36 comments to Friday Firesmith – Naked Women

  • Shadow

    “One question: Who is the most over rated “beautiful” woman in the media today?”

    My answer to this would be Kim Kardashian. Well, either her or Lindsay Lohan.

    My favorite celebrity beauty is Marisa Tomei

    • MCW

      The most over-rated by far(and she’s no spring chicken) is Susan Sarandon. I heard dumbass David Letterman few years back going on about how ravishing she is…..WTF? Also, Madonna fits into the same category, but I felt the same way about her when she was young. Of the younger crop, I agree that the Kardashians are nothing to look at.

    • Sin Reling

      Agreed… you sir, have amazing insight

  • KLAW

    Very well written Mike and I agree with you. My answer to your question would have to be J-LO.

  • Overrated: Any woman with the last name Karashian.

    My favorite: Anne Hathaway. YUM!

  • that1chick

    Well written and thought proking. The most overrated I have to agree any of the Kardashians, and sorry Mike, Angelina is overrated as well, she looks like a bag of old bones, I was starting to wonder if Steven Tyler was her father.

  • Richard

    Any of the Kardashian sisters are overrated.

  • MCW

    I could not agree more! You just crystallized what I have thought for some time. I, too, do not understand the fascination with porn. I, too, have a few select photos of naked women on my computer, but not one is engaged in sex with anyone. I absolutely love the female form and it truly can be a “piece” of art, but when I see pictures of women naked that look like they’re trying to assist a OBGYN with their own exam, I find it just distasteful.

  • infidel

    the Kardashian clan are way overrated ,but I think Kourtney is hot

  • Jake

    I agree there are some lovely s*xual images around. I respect sexual images and the people in them. Shame most p*rn producers don’t. I think the s*xual aspect and hotness must be respected like any talent, like a great singing voice. If someone s*xually inspires 1000s of people to the point of org**m I think that’s wonderful. I wish a naked picture of me did that :) Lol M******ation is the foundation of sexuality for both sexes and what we discover from it we share with our partner, we can tell them what we like and what turns us on and for some women m****bation alone or with a partner is their only way to org**m. Kim Kardashian is a clever totally ouitrageous and totally fake personer. Here’s a pic of Kim Kardashian without makeup on the left. She’s gorgeous, and a clever cookie who’ll walk away with millions and spend it all unrecognised :) http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll9/jakeypooywoos/KimKardashian.jpg

  • Jake

    Well I had to throw in a lot of **** but I suppose it’s a small price to pay to please a spam filter that keeps us free of spam. I think Kim (If that’s her real name) in real life is gorgeous though.

  • Chriscent

    I’m a woman, and I enjoy looking at women. There are a lot of overrated ‘beautiful’ women out there. I like curves on my women, not… skin over bones. Jolie is a fine example of this. She’s grossly thin. Monica Belluci is one of the sexiest women EVER.

  • dk

    If they are in media, they are over rated. period.

  • crispy

    I’m a huge fan of classic art, so I understand about the beauty of the human form. There are photos that take great skill on the part of the model and the photographer, that have personality and beauty and show the greatness of the human body. There are even amateur photos that capture a human-ness in their subject. Nudity in those respects is not about sexuality but vulnerability: a removing of barriers – physical, psychological and emotional. It’s taking a person to their most basic.

    That said: I’m not a fan of the grotesque. I admire beauty. Sex is a beautiful thing, but porn takes something beautiful and makes it base and ugly and shameful. There’s no beauty in porn. I have no problem with “erotic” photos or even videos. But I think porn captures only the animal, not the human aspect of sexuality, and I think it’s the emotional and human side of sexuality that elevates it to something more than animal instinct. Porn is simply ugly.

  • crispy

    Three things I think of when I think of this topic.
    1. Many years ago, a friend of mine who was studying art was talking about drawing naked models. This person had also been a model. They said they loved to draw a person who was a little bit overweight. They loved the folds and textures, the light on the curves of the body. They said it gave them an appreciation of overweight people: the art let them see a beauty they hadn’t seen before.

    2. When I was in elementary school, many, many, many years ago, we took a field trip to an art museum in Missouri somewhere. At the museum, someone had covered all the “naughty bits” … with white paint! Or, maybe it was whiteout. I don’t know. But even being a pretty shy elementary school boy I was shocked that someone would damage art just because they were uptight about the human body.

    3. To me, porn seems so exaggerated and gross: outrageously sized breasts and genitals, overtly exposed genitals. I’m a huge fan of archaeology. Have been since I was a kid. What always makes me laugh is that modern porn looks a LOT like those old fertility statues: people having sex, people with exaggerated features. I sometimes think that what the archaeologists are finding aren’t “fertility idols” at all: just some lonely guy’s porn stash.

    Yeah, the spam filter caught me too. That’s never happened before.

  • revrick315

    This reminded me of when I ******* **** ***** ** ** *********** ** ***** ********** **** ***** *** ******* ***** ********* ** * ************ ***********.
    It was hilarious, but freaky too…

  • Richard

    My list of beautiful women would include Elle Macpherson, Cheryl Tiegs, Carrie Underwood and Katy Perry (a little old school, new school list).

  • grumpy

    Sarah Palin. But, I still think Mary Anne beats Ginger.

  • xoxoxo Bruce

    You write, “…her nearly perfectly formed breasts…”, and every guy nods in agreement. But the mind’s image that flashes with the nod, will be a varied as snowflakes.
    Ladies, big or small we love them all, you’re beautiful just the way you are.

  • Bella

    I agree Mikey, but on a woman’s side. I appreciate a nice man’s body coz that’s what I like. The smut and disgusting shit, just doesn’t interest me. I love your articles because they make me think. Thanks Mikey.

  • crispy

    If you don’t mind some risque humor (and some mild flashing) NSFW (not safe for work by a long shot):

  • I love taking photos of the human body both clothed and naked. Male or female they are works of infinite beauty.
    I like curves and I like skin and the boundaries where cloth and skin meet.
    If you’re curious you can see some of them here, http://maffoo.deviantart.com/gallery/34493669 although you’ll have to log in to see them (as they are listed as adult material for obvious reasons)
    Here’s one of the more Safe for Work ones…

    The_Meeting___Colour_by_Maffoo.jpg

  • Grog

    Without a moment’s hesitation, Angelina Jolie.

 
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