Something slightly different.

I visit a website called ‘Arouse your passion‘. It provides links to all manner of e-books, and I occasionally download books on musical topics, jazz mostly, as I’m learning to love the music, courtesy of the RL Mr.Keng, and am trying to get some sort of framework in which to understand it. The history, the circumstances, etc.

Of course, it also provides links to other books, pulp fiction mostly, and I was amused by the following title…

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Well, I guess we were all ‘tormented virgins’, sooner or later in life, once upon a time. And, sadly, there’s many women who’ve been in positions where something cherished has been lost too early, given up too easily, often drunkenly or forced. But that’s a topic for another day.

I googled, and Amazon tells me it was published in 1963, but I’m guessing that at 75c in today’s money, it would still probably be over-priced.

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Anyway, more than the cover and the title, I was taken by a snippet of text on the website. I quote..

A man, bald-headed and paunchy, yelled for attention. “Ladies and gentlemen, I have a suggestion. We, meaning the men present, have discussed the possibility of nude bathing. We would like to invite you all to share your bare bodies with King Neptune. There’s no one to see us but ourselves and it will be like the good old days when the original bunch we had ran about with tally-wackers bobbing and bosoms flailing the wind. What do you say?”

Tally-wackers????? 🙂 Had ‘ran about with’???? The proof-reader (if not too busy fumbling with his ‘tally wacker’) should have been sacked for not being able to conjugate verbs correctly.

It goes on…

They stopped in the first bedroom. Jerry undressed the wanting female. She was ready. The sweet odor of womanhood filled the air around them. Jerry cast his trunks aside and joined his panting mate. He was eager for her body and kissed it from head to toe. She fondled him as bursts of passion spilled from her lips. Their kisses were hot and open mouthed. Her coral tips pierced his chest as he probed her crevices and squeezed her responsive flesh. Margaret pulled the lustful man to her. She became a tigress of passion as she absorbed the erupting fountain of youth.

Please! No more! I can’t take any more naturist-related ‘naked means sex’ cliche.

But, then again, a quick tour of some of SL’s ‘nudist’ sims, the ones we’re regularly critical of, suggests that, in corners of SL, it’s forever 1963 and it’s all about showing off your badly coloured, permanently erect ‘tally wacker’.

A full fifty years after publication of this sort of pulp, some cliches regarding the naturist lifestyle remain. 😦

Ella

Social media, Skype, Selfies, Snapchat, Snaphack, Sexting

I know that with the explosion of social media in recent years much has been made in the press of the phenomenons of selfies and sexting, probably reaching some sort of conlusion (or not!) with snapchat and snaphack.

Ever done this sort of thing?

I have to admit I’ve sent ‘selfies’ to my significant RL other. Non-nude, but when we’ve been made to spend time apart I’ve sent him the odd photo so that I’m in his thoughts, however briefly. And he’s done the same to me.

Sexting? That depends on how you wish to define text messages between two people in a relationship. Does a text saying ‘I miss you’ qualify as sexting? ‘I miss cuddles’? ‘I miss us making love’? Where do common or garden messages of affection tip over into ‘sexting’? I don’t know. In that respect I may, or may not, have been guilty of sexting.

Snapchat? I’ve not used it. If I want to send my S.O. a photo, I send him a photo. If I’m in a foreign city, I send him photos. Lots of ’em. Of cafes, the sights, stuff like that. He can save them, I can save them. I don’t have a particular need to send him photos of briefly available shots of me wearing lingerie. Neither does he particularly feel the need to send me photos of him in his briefs. Of course, lol, we do do ‘Facetime’ when we’re apart, rather than Skype, but it’s essentially the same thing. And occasionally he’s off in Germany, France, Poland, wherever, on business, in his hotel at the end of the day, post-shower, and he ‘Facetimes’. And occasionally he’s on the bed in his boxer shorts and/or T shirt and, in summer, maybe even nude, sat on a bed, when he calls me. And, yep, occasionally, I catch a glimpse of his torso or even his…haha….’junk’ 🙂

He wouldn’t ‘snapchat’ either. If he sees something interesting, he sends me a photo we both can keep. Wenceslas Square, a Parisian cafe, a Paris street, the rain in Berlin. If I wanted a ‘nude portrait, I’d ask, and get him to pose in our apartment. And the reverse is probably true, too. It’s something that has never come up. We know what each other looks like naked. And there again, assuming we remain together for decades into the future, who’s to say that we might not appreciate photos of our younger, sexy, sexual selves when we’re parents or grandparents? Might it not be nice to look back on when we were young and more attractive than we would be in our 70s or 80s?

The river doesn’t flow in two directions here, regarding ‘Facetime’ 🙂 If the reverse is the situation, I’m pretty much tucked up in a bath towel, minimum. 🙂 Is that just me? Is ‘letting it all hang out’ a boy thing? Your thoughts, theories, etc, on a digital postcard.

Would I care (much) if my nude photo, or lingerie photos, ended up on the internet? It’s hard to say. I’ve been nude, in public, dozens of times, on naturist beaches. Maybe I’ve already been photographed nude, I don’t know. While photographs of those occasions would still constitute an invasion of privacy, done without my permission, I’d be more relaxed about their publication on the basis that a) they’re likely to be low resolution photos, from distance, of me in what is sometimes a public location, a public beach. I think I’d be more angry of lingerie photos of me turning up on the internet post-breakup. Or is that just me, again?

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Malgorzata (it’s Polish for ‘Margaret’. Prounounced ‘Mar-gor-ata’ -say it out loud to see how it resembles the English ‘Margaret’) takes a selfie for her SL guy.

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And Malgorzata looks a little bit shocked when her SL S.O. sends her back his own ‘selfie’ 🙂

You can pick up the ‘selfies’ poses over at the Bounce This poses store. (It’s named ‘Cheeky Pics’ and priced at L$100. A snip! The store also has some other gorgeous poses we’ll be featuring in future posts. Seriously, guys, I think we could fund models to the value of a couple of thousand lindens, easily, just to bring you some interesting poses. 🙂 In fact, we possibly will!!!!

Pookes.

Phat Azz

I’m sure most of you will be aware, already of the new ‘mesh butt’ implants, better known as the ‘phat azz’.

It feels like this is the next ‘mesh boobies’.

It won’t be for me, thanks, but I see from the blogosphere that it’s kind of taking the grid by storm. I’m a little surprised. Avatar editing slider controls make for an ample bottom as it is, and there are a few avatars around who, even before the emergence of ‘phat azz’ probably needed a few lessons in body proportion. From a personal perspective I don’t quite see the point. Mesh clothing seems to struggle with getting sizing right. I’m hardly on the ample side, but I do find that some mesh items are stretched to the max 🙂 even on the ‘large’ size (we do need XL or even XXL mesh sizes for bigger avatars. Of course, the ‘phat azz’ means that a new market probably opens up in mesh clothing being made specifically for those with bigger behinds. Maybe the trickle down will be that mesh clothing goes up a size. Who knows?

As I’m not buying, ‘modelling’ the phat azz was going to be difficult, so I’ve opted to grab a few photos from google images. I hope I’m not treading on anyone’s copyright here [if we are, let me or Pookes know and we’ll pull those images immediately: Ella]

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I have to say that I was a little surprised that, in terms of mesh body parts that the butt implants precede a mesh penis attachment. I would have thought it would have had greater sales potential than a butt. Oh, well, it’s probably be next! 🙂

Oh, and if someone is working on a mesh penis out there, how about you design proper foreskins for them? The ‘uncut’ penis in SL is quite often unrealistic in appearance, and often of one ‘look’. In real life uncircumcised men do have subtle differences in how they look in a flaccid state.

If the ‘phat azz’ looks like it might be your thing, then do a simple search and you’ll be given a wide range of locations where it’s available. How closely it’ll match your skin tone, an issue we found with mesh boobs, is something we can’t comment on.

Pookes