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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Sonar: activate... chérie!

France launched this month a national campaign for breast cancer screening.
With a very pretty name: "Opération Pink October".
Handsome Sir Sean Connery would appreciate.
Today, half of breast cancers get cured, thanks to the advances in treatments, and, most of all, early screening. So I'm joining my voice to the encouragement that women hear everywhere and too often keep ignoring (especially in Lebanon): do not be afraid of screening. It is your friend. And the friend of your beauty. Because, honestly, woman's attributes are beautiful. A hungry baby already knows it. (^_^)
This goes for everyone: don't be afraid, or ashamed of your body; no more than of being what you are, the way you are, or who you are. What you're not proud about in yourselves, work to change it. If no effort in the world can change it, then it means it should not be changed! And that it's no source of shame or fear.
Cancer, of any kind, is still a powerful taboo in Lebanon. Even more than putting a photo of breasts on a blog. People don't talk about it, in hope that it'll go away! "Move along, Mister Great Crab, there's nobody here, LA-LA-LA!" While I'm at it, a word also to men: don't think there's any prostate examination that's worse than cancer. It is fear of words that gives them power over you. War, death, God, sex, parents, caricatures... dare to think, and dare to live.
Me, it is ignorance I'm terribly afraid of. There is no forbidden Knowledge, only bad uses of its Power.
To illustrate this post, I wouldn't have dared the insult of borrowing a porno or erotic image, even though they abund on the Web. There exists something else (and better!) than the movies of Domina Bang-Bang and Lolita Silicone in the matter of outlook on women. The "newsletter" section of Domai.com is worth a look, and I challenge you to find a single vulgar image on that site.

Used with permission
La France a lancé ce mois-ci une campagne nationale de dépistage du cancer du sein.
Avec un très joli nom: "Opération Octobre Rose".
Le séduisant Sir Sean Connery apprécierait.
Aujourd'hui, la moitié des cancers du sein se guérissent, grâce au progrès des traitements et, surtout, du dépistage précoce. Alors je me joins aux encouragements que les femmes entendent partout et continuent trop souvent d'ignorer (surtout au Liban): n'ayez pas peur du dépistage. Il est votre ami. Et l'ami de votre beauté. Parce que, franchement, les attributs de la femme sont beaux. Un bébé affamé le sait déjà. (^_^)
Cela vaut pour tout le monde: n'ayez ni peur, ni honte de votre corps; pas plus que d'être ce que vous êtes, comme vous êtes, ou qui vous êtes. Ce dont vous n'êtes pas fiers en vous, travaillez pour le changer. Si c'est inchangeable avec tous les efforts du monde, c'est qu'il ne faut pas le changer! Et que ce n'est pas une source de honte ni de peur.
Le cancer, en tous genres, est encore un puissant tabou au Liban. Plus encore que de mettre une photo de seins sur un blog. On n'en parle pas, dans l'espoir qu'il s'en ira! "Passez votre chemin, Monsieur Grand Crabe, il n'y a personne ici, LA-LA-LA!" Tant que j'y suis, un mot aussi aux hommes: ne croyez pas qu'il existe un examen de la prostate qui soit pire que le cancer. C'est la peur des mots qui leur donne du pouvoir sur vous. Guerre, mort, Dieu, sexe, parents, caricatures... osez penser, et osez vivre.
Moi, c'est de l'ignorance que j'ai terriblement peur. Il n'y a pas de Connaissance interdite, seulement des mauvais usages de son Pouvoir.
Pour illustrer cet article, je n'aurais pas osé l'offense d'emprunter une image porno ou érotique, même si elles abondent sur le web. Il existe autre chose (et mieux!) que les films de Domina Bang-Bang et Lolita Silicone en matière de regard sur la femme. La section "newsletter" [en anglais] de Domai.com vaut le détour, et je vous défie de trouver une seule image vulgaire sur ce site.

28 comments:

Kio said...

what's beautiful about Lebanon is that there remain people who strive to break all taboos, and a culture that encourages just that, especially among the youth.

what's nice about Lebanon, is that when opening domai.com, you wont get a screen saying for example:
"Access to this site is currently blocked. The site falls under the prohibited content categories of the UAE's Internet access management policy"

...I miss Lebanon's Chaos and Anarchy..

Pascal [P-04referent] said...

So... you're calling me a beautiful young hooligan and a cultivated vandal of taboos?

I'll take that as a compliment. :-)

You're absolutely right about one thing: our national chaos and anarchy (in fact, I think our production quality in those is trademarked!) can have many great positive sides. In some ways, we enjoy more liberty than even the citizens of the USA. In some ways...

But I'm really not sure how long our Arab Brothers will keep leisurely lounging in their legalized loathing for lascivity and libertarian literature, legitimating the love for limp living in lingering loss of loose enlightenment. The worldwide nature of knowlege, information and culture today, along with the many international student programs, allow for more than just the terrorists to spread everywhere. Ideas have a life of their own, a science article published this month even studies their intrinsic darwinism. Awareness is contagious, spreading the Power of Knowledge like the ubiquitously insinuating desert dust.
See my previous post on Gaza: change is inevitable, and sometimes it's even positive! Even with the Arabs. ;-P

This is what saddens me most about Lebanon: not that the typical stupidity of its citizens seems bent on destroying it, but that the very existence of a place like Lebanon, a place unique in the world, is a priceless cultural treasure for the rest of the world. A mad scientist's daring experience in living together against all odds, of harmonizing the incompatibilities, of conciliating radically different mentalities. And the Lebanese aren't proud of being THIS, they're just proud of their country as an ordinary chauvinistic label. Most often, they do not realize what it is that's so meaningful about being a Lebanese.

But more about that on my soon arriving 100th post!

Anonymous said...

Collectively they are all vulgar because they are all in the "barely legal" category. Calling it art doesn't change that. Barely legal and white (with one or two exceptions).

Pascal [P-04referent] said...

"Barely legal", that's a good pun for a nude site. :-)

There's a reason why "barely" legal (18 to 21) IS legal. And three to eight years ABOVE the age of consent (13 to 15), depending on countries... But you know, the models on Domai frequently give that misleading impression because they are FRESH, they're not prematurely aged porno actresses. I recall one model being 35, and upcoming Severina is 47. But you'd be hard pressed to guess by their looks! Healthy living works miracles (I'm preparing a post about the ravages of cosmetics abuse, don't miss it).
As for the "white" (looks like somebody's been browsing :-), I can instantly recall 5 to 7 African and Asian models. They're much fewer, because of a practical bias: the Simple Nudes attitude of Domai hasn't spread too much yet outside the northern hemisphere. The rest are a bit behind in social change regarding the innocence of non-sexual nudity. And they lack photographers with a non-sexual, non artistically convoluted eye. Less offer than demand...
Did you know that there's a vast movement, in Black Africa, to press native tribal women into covering up their traditionally bare breasts? And in India, the homelamd of holy sexuality book the Kama-Sutra and stark naked life-long ascets, a kiss in a movie exposes successful actresses to angry uprisings of "morally outraged" mobs. The Third World is turning prude... :-(
You'll find many erotica or porn sites with "ethnic" women, thanks to the appeal of easy money. Even lebanese (I once saw a smut site with exclusively lebanese models). But very few innocent nudes. I blame the puritan American cultural steamroller.

I guess vulgar is in the eye of the beholder, so my dare was pointless. A naked toddler is also beautiful and touching and innocent. To me. Some sick pervs would disagree... And lust for them. (Yuck!)

I stand by my OPINION (you were right to remind me these can never become universal FACTS) that there cannot be more innocent nude adult images than on Domai. I guess you and the Emirati internet authorities are entitled to a different opinion.

Johnnie Walker said...

Some would argue that the whole idea behind "simple nudes" is bogus because their poses aren't natural. They're a cut above Playboy ("I'm going to go milk some cows topless, in a very short skirt, and I'm not going to wear panties") but still not exactly what places like Domai are going for.

Johnnie Walker said...

Even lebanese (I once saw a smut site with exclusively lebanese models).

I saw that. There is an untapped market for women who look like out-of-shape, hairy men with fake tans. Ha ha ha. Just kidding.

Joe Dick said...

Don't judge "puritanical" America by the few whackjobs who make the papers. Most people are not that bad there.

Some places, like Nevada, have their shit together.

Pascal [P-04referent] said...

"women who look like out-of-shape, hairy men with fake tans"
R.A.F? Is that you?
[...]
Naaaaah! Must be my imagination. :-)
And, you forgot the handlebar mustaches!

Of course the poses on Domai aren't like ordinary life attitudes. I've seen those: you'll find them on genuine nudist/naturist sites, like the INA's daily photo. But it isn't exactly a collection of touching grace and beauty that one could make a paysite of. When you're used to the naked body (as in my profession), common people naked in natural poses are an ordinary sight.
The idea of Domai, in a way, is to return to the beauty of some classic paintings which were based solely on the body of a beautiful person in a pretty pose, without special erotism and without the sometimes really annoying convolutions of "artistic nudes". But I'm just re-explaining what's stated and carefully formulated on the site's home page. (And I think you got tired of that blog in part because of the lengthy discussions over what Domai is.)

"I'm going to go milk some cows topless, in a very short skirt, and I'm not going to wear panties"
Huh... I see you've met Sally Mae Beauregard.

"Some places, like Nevada, have their shit together."
But why would I be interested by some Nevada manure in a clump? ;-)

The problem is, the people who literally make the papers, like Rupert Murdoch, are determined to enforce that puritanical vision. Including on the Americans themselves.

(Sigh) Ah, if Obama could get elected, things would change. I've seldom wished so intensely to be wrong. For now, I remain the pessimist who predicted in January that McCain will prevail.
I'm really starting to hate being right all the time!

But... I had correctly expected the folks overseas to re-elect Dubya. So much, that the second time the caucus results didn't even get questioned.

Prove me wrong, Americans! Show the world you can still be a great country, not just the homeland of the Abu Ghraib photos, Haliburton contracts and Guantanamo illegal courts.

A note about Guantanamo : I'm all for judging the AlQaeda mercenaries and give them what these rabid dogs deserve. But in America, of all countries, prosecuting them as if there WASN'T an iron-clad case against them is either a grave mistake against Democracy, or the admittance that the authorities have something very nasty to cover up. Something in the spirit of V for Vendetta, where the bio-weapon terrorist attack against Great Britain was secretly carried on by the liberticidal government itself, then they forced confessions out of some islamists, executed them, and instored a dictatorship in the name of "security".

I'm not saying I believe 9/11 was ordered by Cheney and Rumsfeld. But prove me wrong, America. Vote for your true values, not for outrageously hypocritical self-appointed saints.

Never mind. Less than a month's patience now, and I'll know. We'll all know.

Joe Dick said...

which were based solely on the body of a beautiful person in a pretty pose, without special erotism and without the sometimes really annoying convolutions of "artistic nudes".

I'd have to consult someone knowledgeable about art history (I like lookin' at dem perdy pikshers but I don't go in much fer book lernin'), but I've often wondered if that was merely their version of the pinup.

Joe Dick said...

Oh, and by the way, that pic there - you know that made me GABRO!

Pascal [P-04referent] said...

About Lebanese women: I had already mentioned this on my very first post on this blog, a link to nude drawings by a local artist. Lebanese-typed, and they're very realistic.

"I've often wondered if that was merely their version of the pinup"
Sometimes it was, yes. The "beauty canons" have long imposed quite odd standards. The Greeks hated the vulva, and pubic hair on women, so you won't see any of that on antique statues. They were also quite fond of small breasts and large hips, making for a rather weird characteristic silhouette which you still find in Renaissance paintings. Ingres painted a famous Odalisque (a fancy name for "nekkid pin-up") with an incredible unending butt. He himself later confessed that he cheated with anatomy, adding several vertebras to her lower back (3 or 4 to the original 5 of the lumbar spine), in order to obtain that uniquely long and "aesthetic" backside. (Fetichist perv!) My own classic fave nudes are the realistic ones, like Michaelangelo's David or Velasquez's Venus with Mirror. Now, THAT babe's cute, precisely because she feels real to me. Natural. And gracious, of course. Relaxed. Not affected and mincing like some laic icon. Botticelli's Birth of Venus would've been awesome, with that clever concept and lovely colors, if his Venus had been realistic like a Domai model instead of cloning the old Greek stiff norms.

But when I blahed at "modern artistic" nudes, I meant it the same way as Eolake: for many years now, under the pretense of making "art", photographers have been making convoluted "statements", which to me are as appealing and meaningful as the rest of modern art. Turning their subjects into a "concept", and if you don't "get it" then you're an ignorant philistine with no obscene money to spend on nonsense. "While there are children starving to death in Africa."
As for erotic photos today... I just see what Playboy has become. A display stand for Photoshop, make-up companies and plastic surgery. Emphasis on "plastic"! This is one of the reasons why I intend to make a series of posts on porn (yup, on a Lebanon blog, call me foolhardy).

"you know that made me GABRO!"
Yeah, I couldn't not know, you know. ;-)
Gabroing is a very established and respected masculine sport, I say. And not only because "gabroing" sounds like a cartoony spring sound effect. :-)
Or, as Eolake Stobblehouse so elegantly puts it: "Collecting nude pictures is a time-honored hobby for the educated person, going back in art history through the centuries. It stimulates the bloodstream and lifts the spirit." Now, lifting the blood stream you-know-where, that's called gabroing! In medical terms...

Pascal [P-04referent] said...

Whoops! Messed up the art links. Here they are, fixed:
Ingres, Grande Odalisque
Velasquez, Venus with Mirror
Botticelli, Birth of Venus
And while at it, David by Michaelangelo.

Joe Dick said...

About Lebanese women: I had already mentioned this on my very first post on this blog, a link to nude drawings by a local artist. Lebanese-typed, and they're very realistic.

How about a Domai Special, The Ladies of Beirut? I’d rather that than some drawings which, sorry, aren’t very good. His caricatures are very good, though, so maybe he should stick to cartooning.

"I've often wondered if that was merely their version of the pinup"
Sometimes it was, yes. The "beauty canons" have long imposed quite odd standards.

I can’t really see anyone flogging the dolphin to a painting. But I guess if photography hadn’t been invented, they didn’t know what they were missing.

The Greeks hated the vulva, and pubic hair on women, so you won't see any of that on antique statues.

Well, in fairness pubic hair is hard to do in marble. (Okay, the Greeks preferred bronze, but you know what I mean.) As far as that goes, they were ahead of their time, since the shaved look is in today. Some chicks go for the “landing strip” thang, which to me is repulsive.

They were also quite fond of small breasts and large hips,
It’s odd how standards change. Today the bigger the funbags, the better. However, there is a limit: http://www.nakedworldrecords.com/breasts.htm

Ingres painted a famous Odalisque (a fancy name for "nekkid pin-up") with an incredible unending butt.
He knew centuries before Sir Mixalot that what us brothers want is an itty-bitty waist with a round thing in your face!

My own classic fave nudes are the realistic ones, like Michaelangelo's David or Velasquez's Venus with Mirror.
Me too, although they’ve done modern reconstructions of the Rokeby Venus and found that you wouldn’t actually see her face in that mirror. I forget, but I think probably you’d see her exquisite snatch.

Now, THAT babe's cute, precisely because she feels real to me. Natural. And gracious, of course. Relaxed. Not affected and mincing like some laic icon.

Well, see, that’s my point about the flaw in the Domai approach. A Domai photographer wouldn’t just have her reclining on a couch, in an unaffected, natural pose. For one thing she’d be facing the camera and she’d have a shaved snatch to draw attention to the labia.

Botticelli's Birth of Venus would've been awesome, with that clever concept and lovely colors, if his Venus had been realistic like a Domai model instead of cloning the old Greek stiff norms.

I agree, although I have a soft spot for this one ever since it made an appearance on an early Simpsons episode, with two nymph versions of Lenny and Carl saying “What’s the matter, Homer, never seen a naked chick riding a clam before?” Otherwise I’d much prefer William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s version (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:William-Adolphe_Bouguereau_(1825-1905)_-_The_Birth_of_Venus_(1879).jpg) even if he does follow tradition when it comes to her nether-regions.

But when I blahed at "modern artistic" nudes, I meant it the same way as Eolake: for many years now, under the pretense of making "art", photographers have been making convoluted "statements", which to me are as appealing and meaningful as the rest of modern art. Turning their subjects into a "concept", and if you don't "get it" then you're an ignorant philistine with no obscene money to spend on nonsense. "While there are children starving to death in Africa."

We can agree on that at least, even if I’m not a card carrying member of Club Domai. Take a look at the horrors of Leonard Nimoy’s nude photographs.

As for erotic photos today... I just see what Playboy has become. A display stand for Photoshop, make-up companies and plastic surgery. Emphasis on "plastic"! This is one of the reasons why I intend to make a series of posts on porn (yup, on a Lebanon blog, call me foolhardy).

Foolhardy, I wonder why Playboy wouldn’t change their ways considering their circulation is way down and people are going more for magazines like Maxim and Stuff.

Gabroing is a very established and respected masculine sport, I say. And not only because "gabroing" sounds like a cartoony spring sound effect. :-)

I think we should copyright that. I mean the acronym. We’ll split it half-and-half.

Or, as Eolake Stobblehouse so elegantly puts it: "Collecting nude pictures is a time-honored hobby for the educated person, going back in art history through the centuries. It stimulates the bloodstream and lifts the spirit."

Just goes to show you, eggheads need action too.

Now, lifting the blood stream you-know-where, that's called gabroing! In medical terms...

That kind of talk just makes me…well, you know…

Joe Dick said...

William Adolphe-Bouguereau’s The Birth of Venus.

Joe Dick said...

Forgot this one:

!ay carumba!

Pascal [P-04referent] said...

Well, Stavro has made, what? 20-30 nude drawings. And he's been making several caricatures a day for more than a decade now. Practice makes perfect...

Among my many indefinitely postponed projects, are nude drawings, essentially from my fave Domai photos. If there are some, they'll show up on this blog. Not making any promises, but hey, the subscription fee to my blog is most reasonable! ;-)

"Flogging the dolphin"? That's a new one for me! What, did you learn it from a latin-speaking albino penitent psycho monk?

Our ancestors weren't always desperate for slightly kinky stuff. Check out this place, second section [1700-1800], for a collection of vintage drawings and paintings (for instance Carracci, or Paul Avril). Decently hot...
Warning: viewing some of this stuff might be illegal where you live!!!

The same Greek sculptors who skirted (pun intended) the pubic hair issue weren't afraid of making abundant manes of hair and generous beard locks. I don't think it was a matter of hard work. Unless they were afraid of losing their marble by working down there?

The smoothie look is nothing new. It is documented AT LEAST as early as the days of the Pharaohs.

"Some chicks go for the “landing strip” thang, which to me is repulsive."
Well, I too find leaving stingy bits nothing more than a silly fad. (And don't even get me started on piercings!) I tend to have a preference for natural style in all body things, make-up kept to a minimum, not too fond of needless body modifications myself. I understand "doing the swimsuit" when summer comes, but for the rest... Shaved looks better on film than it "works" in real life, according to objective tests in women's magazines.

Sure, some women are justified in doing their legs, and sometimes other excessive areas if ethnicity comes along. But I don't even "get" the need to shave the feminine armpits. I mean, this pilosity has functional usefulness! It prevents irritation (UNLIKE a razor blade), and spreads pheromones.
Many cultures deem shaved/epilated as "hygienic". Suggesting that hair is "dirty" for some reason.
Prejudice, that's all it is. Probably a hatred for all biological reminders of our animal part.
Ironically, the same muslim culture which recommends all-out beards also encourages shaved/epilated pubis in women. Go figure.

"However, there is a limit"
Yeah, at the risk of shocking my school buddies, that woman's definitely too much for my taste. Above a reasonable minimum, I just like them to be pretty, well-shaped, perky rather than heavy in general. (Remember the "itty bitty titties" newsletter, a few years back? I'm the one who found it and sent it to Eolake.) I never understood why Dolly Parton ruined her health to compete with Jessica Rabbit, and many Lebanese missies tread the same insecure path.
Lord, I see local "hotties" on national TV, and I jump on the remote to switch channels. After the fad for air-pumped lips that look like succion cups, now it seems the latest craze is inflating one's cheekbones like they were stung by a pair of hornets!
What this reveals about the grave insecurity of lebanese girls/women towards their self-image is very saddening.
The prettiest lebanese girl I recall meeting was 100% natural, AND very confident. (Maybe there was a relation...)

To quote my mother: it's very significant that Barbara Streisand, with all the money she's got, never opted to have her nose modified. Cosmetic surgery was intended for people with genuine problems, PHYSICAL problems, like women who had cancer surgery. Not for airheads aiming to appeal to bonehead machoes. Me, blatant aspect surgery for no reason is one of the most anti-erotic things I can think of. Along with stupidity. But I repeat myself. :-)
More in my posts about porn. Some day...

"they’ve done modern reconstructions of the Rokeby Venus and found that you wouldn’t actually see her face in that mirror."
That's very subtle erotism for you... :-)
The guy was probably ace at painting subliminal symbols. Dan Brown, eat your heart out on a platter!

"For one thing she’d be facing the camera and she’d have a shaved snatch to draw attention to the labia."
That's funny, Eolake precisely complains regularly that it's incredibly hard to find a natural, unshaved look in models.
Those girls probably make a living by doing more than photos for Domai... And the world of erotica photography has its near-mandatory standards. Dumb, but the market rulz.
After all, we both know what the typical Playboy buyer is like... :-(

I'm quite fod of Bouguereau's gracious and natural style. Those seraphs (cherubs?) are really cute, so innocent and child-like! He definitely used real models.
In my family, it is tradition to marvel at "the beauty of Byzantine icons". Well, sorry if I sound like a blasphemer, but I find them terribly stiff and artificial. The children and babies always have the same proportions as adults, for Christ's sake!
Ah, but I forget: they're icons. They're INTENDED to decidedly veer from natural.
Well, call me a fundamentalist of God's work, but I happen to love natural.

"Take a look at the horrors of Leonard Nimoy’s nude photographs."
Sorry, NOW I'm definitely and ignorant philistine: never seen those. You have a link?

"I think we should copyright that. I mean the acronym. We’ll split it half-and-half."
Split a man's gabroing? Ouch.
You're fierce.

"That kind of talk just makes me…well, you know…"
Like, yeah, dude. I know... :-D

Joe Dick said...

The only Nimoy photos I've seen were on his official website. These are from his "Full Body Project":

http://www.leonardnimoyphotography.com/7body.htm

Oh, the humanity! ;-)

Joe Dick said...

I keep forgetting to do links the good way. Here's the Nimoy link.

To quote my mother: it's very significant that Barbara Streisand, with all the money she's got, never opted to have her nose modified.

Or Uma Thurman.

Cosmetic surgery was intended for people with genuine problems, PHYSICAL problems, like women who had cancer surgery.

Have you ever heard of limb-lengthening surgery? I guess being a doctor you probably have. There’s an example of something which was invented to correct a birth defect or something caused in an accident. Not so that someone of already average height could be a little taller. There's one guy who was 5'8" and went through the very expensive and very, very painful surgery so he could be 5'11". As a friend of mine, who is 6'5", said - 6' tall is still short to him!


Eolake precisely complains regularly that it's incredibly hard to find a natural, unshaved look in models.
Yes, but most of his members are probably fans of the shaved look. Freaks into the “natural look” can go here.

I'm quite fod of Bouguereau's gracious and natural style. Those seraphs (cherubs?) are really cute, so innocent and child-like! He definitely used real models.

He definitely did. Looking at paintings of such mastery is kind of depressing, though.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't mind examing that fine pair of tits.

Pascal [P-04referent] said...

Gee, that Leonard Nimoy should reconvert into illustrated cannibal menus! Or emigrate to planet Vulcan. ;-P
People on Vulcan have no sexual fantasies anyway.

"Have you ever heard of limb-lengthening surgery?"
Yup. Standard component of orthopedics course.

Why do you consider fans of the "natural" look to be freaks?
Okay, I've seen some "hairy" sites, and they can definitely get (or dive head first!) on the freak side, with "dream" women hairier than me. Hairier even than my uncle George, ho boy!!! But normal pubic hair? Hey, it's not only pretty (especially blonde ones, IMHO, but all in general), it's sometimes yearned for.

Besides, epilation and shaving aren't all that great in real life. Either painful, a bother when it starts to grow back, or both. Might even cause great damage.

I for one feel that pubes are a nice signal of where the "target zone" begins, and add both a tactile and an auditive component to caressing that place. You don't know what you'll be missing until you start waiting for it to grow back to normal. Remember when you were a green teenager, how proud you were the day you saw yours for the first time?

And a shaved yôni feels a bit like a Christmas present without the wrapping. Ruins the pleasure of discovery... For porn, of course, it's extremely fitting, since maximum visual stimulation is precisely the goal!
Anyway, I'm spontaneously allergic to any trend that feels like a speeding bandwagon. Shaving for personal tastes, fine. "Because everybody does it"? Grow a spine!!!
When I was young, all men wore speedos at the beach. Not any more. And I have very nice legs, not to brag, a crying shame to hide them (my third best asset). But I finally switched to shorts (and I REALLY don't go to the beach often), for one single reason: it seems speedos in Lebanon have become today the rallying sign of gays. Wouldn't want to miss a positive encounter because some fair beauty thinks I'm not interested and announcing it!
Durn social codes, mumble mumble...

"I wouldn't mind examing that fine pair of tits."
I have. Just as fine as those. Sometimes I just wish they gave us a little more time in our internships, you know, to... do proper work. I so hate rushed jobs! ;-)
I'll never forgive the [BLEEP] Hospital for forcing me to rush in 5 minutes the examination of one very friendly young woman. It made me look like an insensitive cad.
At least 20 minutes for a proper patient interview and examination, for me. Even the old fat ones with missing teeth. I have my professional standards!

Interestingly, most guys in Med School here in Lebanon have only one dream: to go into Gynaecology.
Pun intended.

Hey, they're not kidding with their "hippie goddesses" theme. I've sampled the names.
(BTW, thanks a heap. I needed a collection of such names for a project of mine.)

brian said...

"Yup. Standard component of orthopedics course."

I agree that it shouldn't be done on people who have nothing wrong with them. Then again, I'm 6'5" so it's a bit like a porn star saying that size doesn't matter.

Joe Dick said...

Why do you consider fans of the "natural" look to be freaks?
Okay, I've seen some "hairy" sites, and they can definitely get (or dive head first!) on the freak side, with "dream" women hairier than me. Hairier even than my uncle George, ho boy!!! But normal pubic hair? Hey, it's not only pretty (especially blonde ones, IMHO, but all in general), it's sometimes yearned for.


I was joking. And anyway the Hippie Goddess models have more than just normal pubic hair, they’ve got the armpit hair and the dreadlocks too. I’m actually okay with all of that and find them pretty hot so I guess I’m a freak too. Besides, I’m a fan of classic Danish/German/Swedish porno and they usually had hairy pits.

Besides, epilation and shaving aren't all that great in real life. Either painful, a bother when it starts to grow back, or both. Might even cause great damage.

Just don’t get it lasered off, which I hear is permanent. Of course if I was like your uncle George I’d probably consider a wax, just not the Triple Crown.

For porn, of course, it's extremely fitting, since maximum visual stimulation is precisely the goal!

Color Climax used to have a lot of hairy snatch, and it didn’t ruin things one bit!

When I was young, all men wore speedos at the beach. Not any more.
Thank God! I guess Lebanon’s beaches are no longer off limits to the world. Let the reconstruction begin!

"I wouldn't mind examing that fine pair of tits."
I have. Just as fine as those. Sometimes I just wish they gave us a little more time in our internships, you know, to... do proper work. I so hate rushed jobs! ;-)

Okay, so she was okay with them being fondled…after all, you were gentle…but I think she might have thought the licking and sucking was a bit over the top.

Interestingly, most guys in Med School here in Lebanon have only one dream: to go into Gynaecology.
Then they find out they can’t specialize in supermodels.

Joe Dick said...

Today, half of breast cancers get cured, thanks to the advances in treatments, and, most of all, early screening.

50%? That blows. I hope the cure rate for testicular cancer is much higher. I know that losing one nut doesn't affect your chances of winning the Tour de France.

Pascal [P-04referent] said...

My, this is going WAY off-topic! But since I don't mind... :-)

"like a porn star saying that size doesn't matter."
It doesn't unless you need to impress for your job in the porn industry. Well, it does, but not in the way you'd think. A big phallus is slow to get an erection, and difficult to have a really hard one with, and a challenge to maintain, because of the blood amount necessary. Plus, in real life, it tends to scare women away, with good reason. One of my regular commenters can testify! ;-)

Besides, the human vagina is 12-13 cm in length, up to 17-18 max when stretched, and its width starts practically from zero at rest. Therefore, a manhood long as your forefinger and thick as your thumb's joint is more than enough to give women all proper pleasure. As a matter of fact, I'm writing this under my professional reputation in a book (you'll be informed on this blog when it is published). Penetrating the vagina to the point of bumping agaist the very bottom is PAINFUL (to her), and all you really need is to reach far enough to stimulate the G-spot... which is simpler with a standard-length penis! (That book will contain LOTS of other very interesting pointers.) If you have 8 cm in length and 2 cm in girth, you already have all you need. And this is notably below the human average! In fact, we humans are the best endowed of all primates in this domain, and among the best of all the animal kingdom. Apart from some genuine freaks with a very special reproduction.

Among such creatures is the common flea ("active" penis one-third of its body length, flanked by two smaller "accessory" penises), or some seashell -which name eludes me right now- with a male copulatory organ being a thin tentacle 50 times its body length (hey, when you're stuck on the same spot of a rock your whole life, you gotta reach those females somehow; "got cable?"). The absolute biggest known phallus in the animal kingdom is the Blue Whale's. Brought to human proportions, and remember these animals are swimmers so they have an increased need for comfy length, this would amount to a shlong of... 12cm! (Almost 5 inches, but not quite.)

We human males just love to complain. We're like a rabbit or a jackass complaining about having small ears, or an eagle complaining that it can't fly high enough. The truth? The truth is, any John Waye Bobbit who can "present arms" 8 cm in long and 2 cm thick (3.2 x 0.8 inches) should quit whining, quit staring in the showers, and start learning HOW to use a very sufficient equipment. It's not the size of the dreidel, it's how you spin it, ya akhim. If you're a shtummie klotznik shmendrick, even walking on three even legs won't help you keep a woman. Nu?

[Note to self: write, translate and post the joke about the three guys and their woman-pleasing challenge.]

"I’m actually okay with all of that and find them pretty hot so I guess I’m a freak too."
"In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man gets askanced looks." - (Cyclops proverb)

"but I think she might have thought the licking and sucking was a bit over the top."
Hey, I'll have you know a doctor should ideally make use of all his senses. To, um, make the best possible diagnosis, yeah, that's it. Strictly professional.
How else can we be sure the baby will have optimal food, eh?
"What baby?"
Oh, Mrs Kaputnik, you mean I haven't told you yet? Well, in about 9 months minus 12 minutes, you're going to be a mother. Congratulations!

"Then they find out they can’t specialize in supermodels."
In Lebanon? That'll be the day! :-D
However... you CAN specialize in gynaeco-geriatry. That's Gynaecology of the elderly. Definitely not for the faint-hearted.

"50%? That blows."
I said this without giving it too much thought. Actually, I think in 20 years or so the rate went from 20% to 80%. But you're right, even if figures vary with studies and get mangled by the media, I really should check my numbers more seriously.
As for testicular cancer... there's a piece of great news. Even 10 years ago, it was well known for being one of the best curable cancers!
One of the worst being cancer of the pancreas. But very few men ever worry about the size of their pancreas...

Joe Dick said...

As a matter of fact, I'm writing this under my professional reputation in a book (you'll be informed on this blog when it is published).

Well, I have been suffering from a touch of insomnia lately!

It's not the size of the dreidel, it's how you spin it,

Or as Ebenezer Blackadder said, "It's not what you've got that counts, it's where you stick it."

Pascal [P-04referent] said...

"Well, I have been suffering from a touch of insomnia lately!"
Are you SURE you're not R.A.F.? Something tells me you've been tailing me lately.
Oh yes, I remember now: that "something" is on the right hand side of EVERY PAGE ON MY BLOG. "Don't look now, but Joe Dick is following you."
Man, you're one sneaky sour-talking sassy stalker fer shoore!

Ah well, ONE follower won't make too long a line. As long as you keep that garden hose of yours tucked in, we shouldn't attract too much public attention.
:-)

I'm not sure that book would be very riveting to one as experienced (and gifted by Nature) as you, but... it IS about sex. More than a little explicit, and rather bold! (Pssst! It has pictures, too.) All in the spirit of "knowledge is power, and you can never have too much". I'm co-writing it with a textbook sample of a DOM.
In fact, come to think of it, you two would probably get along great.

Joe Dick said...

Nah, I'm not RAF. I'm too sexy. I did appropriate his/her "that makes me go a big rubbery one" line though. Classic.

Admit, anyway. You like having such a sexy stalker. Btw, you're looking a little tired.

Pascal [P-04referent] said...

"Nah, I'm not RAF."
Okay. If you say so. :-)
Why would I doubt the word of a stealthy scary secret stalker, anyway, right?

"Stalk and stalker". I already had a sexy stalk, it was high time for an upgrade.

BTW... "Tired", Moi? A thread of 28 posts (and counting), I don't exactly call that "tired". Rubber, wood or steel, no matter the material, I could name a few guys who WISH they were as tired on their wedding night.
But I promised them I wouldn't rat.

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