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12-09-2011
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I think that the thought is that men don't look good nude. It seems to me that it is thought that a good looking man dressed in a nice suit is more 'beautiful' than a guy not wearing anything. Personally, I don't really care to see any naked dudes; as a matter of fact, I'm tired of nudity in general.

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Personally, I think the male body is beautiful and can be enjoyed aesthetically just as much as a woman's. I love the mix of strength and vulnerability ... i could stare at this picture for hours ... does that make me a weirdo??? The human body is a wondorous thing!


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i think you need to read the dictionary and possibly relearn the definition of beauty...
and it is ridiculous for you to speak for all men...
since you clearly have absolutely no authority to do so...



such narrow minded thinking is really unattractive by the way...imho...
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Shouldnt that be down to my own iterpretation? And I didn't claim to any absolute authority, its a general male thing, probably is news to you.

Most of us are here to take part in a community of fashion related individuals & are here to express our views, not 'be' attractive to other community members.

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Personally, I think the male body is beautiful and can be enjoyed aesthetically just as much as a woman's. I love the mix of strength and vulnerability ... i could stare at this picture for hours ... does that make me a weirdo??? The human body is a wondorous thing!




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Totally agree especially as the whole world of nature is so details and wondrous. Discovery & the Animal Planet are two of my favourite channels

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What I don't understand is why I can't look at a fashion editorial without seeing a nipple these days. It seems like it's to the point where its expected for the model to show her breasts totally randomly in the middle of a spread that is supposed to be about clothing. It's like these creative teams can't come up with any other way to be edgy, which is sad because isn't that their job? Isn't Lara Stone tired of being valued only for her breasts? I'm sure sick of seeing them.

My other pet peeves -- seeing naked women as props in shoots (which I haven't seen as much recently; usually it's naked men which is fine by me) and any of these ads that seem to insinuate rape/gang rape. It really doesn't get any lower than that.


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I hope you are all alone on this. We men are not 'meant' to be beautiful. We are meant to be masculine, rough & tough! And we want to keep it that way.
Your comments are extremely heterosexist/heteronormative and borderline homophobic. I'm quite sure Softgrey isn't trying to make you "pretty" (God forbid!!!), just trying to help expand your mind because your comments paint you as rather ignorant, not to mention offensive.

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I think that the thought is that men don't look good nude. It seems to me that it is thought that a good looking man dressed in a nice suit is more 'beautiful' than a guy not wearing anything. Personally, I don't really care to see any naked dudes; as a matter of fact, I'm tired of nudity in general.


I feel like I'm reading comments on FoxNews.com or something, you'd think people on tFS would be a bit more open minded

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My other pet peeves -- seeing naked women as props in shoots (which I haven't seen as much recently; usually it's naked men which is fine by me) and any of these ads that seem to insinuate rape/gang rape. It really doesn't get any lower than that.
Care to rephrase that one a bit? Naked men fine but naked women wrong is not exactly promoting equality. Sure men definately are under-representated in the nude department but two wrongs doesnt make a right

AS for naked men being beautiful i personally think that a beautiful body is a beautiful body, regardless of the gender. I shoot men and women alike and have no problems appreciating a beautiful male body even though i am 100% heterosexual. For me, the beauty is not sexual or erotic but rather an appreciation of form and shape.

Having said that though, i still agree that it's rare to find nudity in fashion that is not a gimmick. Its still too much "oh we havent got a good concept or styling, lets flash a boob" over a lot of editorials today.

Just my $0.02 =)

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I feel like I'm reading comments on FoxNews.com or something, you'd think people on tFS would be a bit more open minded
I am open-minded. I merely think that nudity is VERY overused and is often used in an attempt to conceal a lack of creativity; be it male or female.

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Care to rephrase that one a bit? Naked men fine but naked women wrong is not exactly promoting equality. Sure men definately are under-representated in the nude department but two wrongs doesnt make a right
No? But I'd recommend rereading my comment since it seems you've misunderstood it. And I'm not sure what equality or righting wrongs has to do with any of this.

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Your comments are extremely heterosexist/heteronormative and borderline homophobic. I'm quite sure Softgrey isn't trying to make you "pretty" (God forbid!!!), just trying to help expand your mind because your comments paint you as rather ignorant, not to mention offensive.
I find your reply rude and offensive, way to go with reply to so called (missed the smiley did we?!, remind me to enlarge the font for you next time) rude & offensive reply.

I have to repeat again, please by all means prettify your boyfriend if you wish... actually I may have to beg you now...

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I find your reply rude and offensive, way to go with reply to so called (missed the smiley did we?!, remind me to enlarge the font for you next time) rude & offensive reply.
Well the truth is never easy to take. But choosing to take personal offense to someone calling you out on being wrong is a bit different from perpetuating gender norms and sexism, which actually offends millions of people -- male and female.

And I'm not sure how enlarging a font is going to make a smiley easier to see ...considering a smiley is not a font, but whatever you say lol.

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I have to repeat again, please by all means prettify your boyfriend if you wish... actually I may have to beg you now...
Yeah and this doesn't make sense either lol.

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I find your reply rude and offensive, way to go with reply to so called (missed the smiley did we?!, remind me to enlarge the font for you next time) rude & offensive reply.

I have to repeat again, please by all means prettify your boyfriend if you wish... actually I may have to beg you now...
What exactly was so rude about her comments? I find your posts to heterosexist and homophobic as well.

Instead of making trite, immature comments like "by all means prettify your boyfriend if you wish," you should research and read about beauty and body imagery around the world. Believe me, you'll find that not all men desire the "masculine, rough and tough" image. I'll help you out: look up the Duke of Windsor and Hamish Bowles for two examples of men that don't fit your narrow criteria of what men desire.

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i think you need to read the dictionary and possibly relearn the definition of beauty...
and it is ridiculous for you to speak for all men...
since you clearly have absolutely no authority to do so...



such narrow minded thinking is really unattractive by the way...imho...
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Strangely enough a lot of men seem to think that way. Perhaps because when they do find men to be beautiful they will be regarded as 'gay'? So yes Kayote; I'm afraid it does sound a wee bit like it has been called before..

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The only time that it really bothered me was that infamous Vogue Paris calendar a few years back. Because to have a calendar for a fashion magazine that doesn't contain one single piece of clothing is to me just ridiculous

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I think sex and nudity is okay in fashion, when it is kept in a tasteful and art form. It's fine in small doses and at the right time.

I don't like the way they use nudity in a vulgar, Playboy way and used as a cheap gimmick.
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Personally, I think the male body is beautiful and can be enjoyed aesthetically just as much as a woman's. I love the mix of strength and vulnerability ... i could stare at this picture for hours ... does that make me a weirdo??? The human body is a wondorous thing!


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I agree 100%. Men are beautiful in a rugged and handsome way, especially with some scruff and natural looking muscles.

Fashion should appreciate the male physique way more.
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