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I need an honest opinion on a nudity related subject.

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Pedigri Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, it might sound silly, but I'm writing a blog post on a related subject and I really need to know...

The question is: if you see an amateur, nude photo of a woman, what is your first thought, first, impulsive reaction?

a)is it something along the lines of "wh*re!" or a sex-related remark like "dat a$$" or "nice bo.bs"? Something that might be considered negative, sexist, derogatory?

b)is it something more positive? It can be a remark about, say, breasts but without a feeling of hostility, disrespect etc. Do some of you feel some kind of amazement (wow, she sure is brave) or gratefulness (thanks for sharing your body)? Or something like "I don't think less of her despite the fact she showed herself nude"?

You have to understand... I and many others have been TOLD how people react to such photos and that these reactions are misogynistic, disrespectful to women.
Although I know people might have serious problems with giving an honest answer, I don't see a way to find out if what I've been told is true or not.

If you don't want to be judged by your answer, I have a solution. Ask some of your friends and simply hide your answer among the answers of your friends (like: one of us says that... the other that...)
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littlefishey Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Mostly I don't think anything much. Nudity is pretty nothingy to me. I've seen plenty of bare flesh and it's not really that interesting anymore.

For the record I am now going to think 'nice bobs'.
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:iconpedigri:
Pedigri Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I see. Thanks for your comment:)
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Postmorteum Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
"At least they're trying!"

Honestly, I just skip to the classy ones. But even professional shots can be distasteful.
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:iconpedigri:
Pedigri Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand. Thanks for your comment.
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Blackfire-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amateur doesnt imply bad quality either in photo settings or model performance :P but if i see something that would be "improvable" (mistake an experienced photographer wouldnt make) (and i spot it) would likely point it gently
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:iconpedigri:
Pedigri Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand. Thanks for your comment:)
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DrHitpoint Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
My usual reaction is attention whore. And then followed by a drop in faith of humanity seeing that the whore indeed gets praised as if she was a god.
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Pedigri Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand your point. I think that I've seen it happening too.
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DrHitpoint Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
There are so many talentless nude shots on here, yet they get more praise than great art.
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illegalsurgery Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
You are Over-thinking it.
It's not silly.
Just do what you are doing (without remarking on yourself).
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"Nice boobs" is not a negative or derogatory remark. It is a compliment.

Also, what word DO you use to refer to boobs? Let's say you had to call the doctor about boob problems.
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Rossamo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Student General Artist
My first thought is usually to find something I like about the picture and comment on that, such as, "the use of light and shadow is very well done" or "the model actually looks like she's enjoying herself". I enjoy looking for things that make the picture stand apart from all the others. If, however, it's a close up of someone's genitals, I think along the lines of, "that's not very tasteful". I'm an artist. I like looking at art, not pornography. If a picture is well done, it deserves praise. I honestly don't think I've ever thought someone was a whore though.
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DestructiveEntity Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
if its been well done, then i would probably admire the person, pause to appreciate the various bodily curves, and the effects of lighting and shadows etc, then seek their permission to use the image as a reference for my own sketches.

if it's been terribly done then i'd just think "ooookay, fire your photographer"
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Pedigri Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I see. Thanks for your comment.
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DestructiveEntity Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
welcome
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Le-Pain-Perdu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Why are you censoring? Also, I don't think in terms of the model I think in terms of the photographer unless the model looks really uncomfortable or bad.
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Pedigri Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just don't use these words, that's why:)

I see your point. Thanks for the comment.
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Le-Pain-Perdu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
i was just conused. i mean confused. did i spell that right. im sorry youre so nice and everything looks like i p spelll it wrong whe n i am drunk. maybe ignore this and i can trype sense when i am sober. :(
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:iconpedigri:
Pedigri Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. A lot of people find it weird. The reason why I don't use such words is the way I was raised.

Best wishes.
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Le-Pain-Perdu Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:stare: I am so sorry for not making sense when I'm drunk. Basically, I agree with your post, is what I think I was trying to say. So, so sorry!
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Pedigri Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem:)
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The-Build Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's been done thousands of times before on every scale from tasteful to trashy, generally I move on, or have a good laugh if it's really bad.
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Pedigri Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. I had forgotten that after so many of these it evokes less and less emotions. Thanks for your comment:)
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The-Build Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, the first one is free but after that I shall have to charge you.
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Pedigri Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I could afford that;)
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lesser-pandas Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
If it's just another young white girl with a "perfect" shape: I'm a bit disgusted by the photographer and disappointed by the model, somewhere in my mind, I suppose. Also there's the comparing myself to the person in the photo sometimes, because this is the form I keep seeing shown as what's beautiful in a woman--am I as hairless, as thin, as perky?
If it's someone with a different shape, or a male nude for once: "finally something different!"
If it's a crappy photo: lol and ew
If it's a photo of a nude woman with just about any object because people like taking pictures of women being sexy with objects or animals: I will feel annoyed at the sexism, conformity, and stupidity. These are the ones where I definitely feel distaste for the photographer.

I would never see a nude picture of a woman and think "whore", that's just ridiculous. And any negative feelings would be more directed to the photographer, as they're the one setting up the picture and choosing the model.
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DrHitpoint Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
There are a shitton of pictures of girls that they just take themselves like a bad myspace photo but nude. That makes me go "whore"
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lesser-pandas Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Those are the ones that make me go "lol and ew"
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MetGod Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Well, if it's a self-shot myspace style nude I immediately think:

"Gah, another one. At least have the self respect to get a photographer."
And secondly... meh!
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Pedigri Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I see. Thanks for your comment.
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goldacorn Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I think it depends on the photo what my first thought will be, if its like a silly bathroom pic my reaction would be to not even acknowledge it and move on, if it were artistically done my thoughts would center around the artistic aspect of it and whether I thought the photo were any good or not, picture quality, creativeness etc. if it were something that violates policy I'd report it and move on. honestly not a whole lot of thought goes into the woman herself, just what kind of artistic sense she portrays and the quality of the work. the woman is a subject matter in a piece of art so the extent of my thoughts about her only go as far as how the subject matter is portrayed as art. I don't know or care what she's thinking for the most part unless the art is supposed to convey a feeling or thought of some kind. if its supposed to give a sense of strength it might occur to me whether she actually has her heart in the work or something like that which would pertain to how well the message was conveyed and still not really pondering the inner workings of her mind.

long story short for sexual thoughts, eh, a naked chick is a naked chick and if there's nothing artistic about it thats all its a photo of and not really worth pondering over. if it is artistic then the woman is the subject of a piece of art and thats about the extent of my interest, I don't think about how brave/stupid/sexy an apple or sculpture is when its the subject of a piece of art, a subject is a subject
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Im a chick. I wouldnt say stuff like that. It wouldnt be fair. When people do more extreme views/work on the body, Im always intrigued, and if it looks nice, i like that too. If it was really pornographic. I would roll my eyes, fume, move on.
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blackbook668 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
I'd like to point out what I think of a professionally photo is no different from what I think of an amateur one. It all depends how well it's done. Done well is done well. Not done well is not done well.
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Pedigri Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I see. Thanks for your comment:)
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Skuldier Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
"Sigh, more boobs." "Hey- why aren't mine that nice?"
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Pedigri Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I see. Thanks for your comment.
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SpookyInk Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always see things in an artistic matter first since I'm nothing but an artist.
If there is anything artistic appealing to me then I'll state that but if its poorly done then I base it off of the woman's body.
If she has a body that I like/want then I appreciate it more but if not then I go towards "eh" and move on.

All of a matter of 3 seconds.
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Pedigri Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand. Thanks for your comment.
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Roweidekhalicon Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
My reaction, as usual is: meh :shrug:
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Pedigri Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I see. Thanks for the comment:)
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