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Old 03-28-2012, 08:56 PM
 
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not a guy but I don't find her the least bit attractive; she looks old and her face looks like a rubber mask. I read an article where she stated some guy recognized her from the movies she played in and then told her she was ugly. She was humiliated.
Was he straight? Redirect Notice
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:14 PM
 
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Do you think this double standard holds true...

A 'hot' woman is one who is basically just of average proportions with at least decent sized breasts. By 'average' I don't mean average TODAY, but average as in how humans are SUPPOSED to be. I was thinking about this. Since the average 40 something year old woman is a bit overweight, and a lot of 20 somethings are in slightly better shape, a woman who just watches what she eats can be considered 'hot' just for being a woman. There's such an emphasis of youth equally beauty, that one has to work hard to maintain that youthful shape as they age, especially after childbirth.

Whereas a man has to have a sculpted body to be considered sexy. At least generally. All 'sexy' pics of men are generally just topless showing his muscles. While 'sexy' photos of women can depict slightly skinny to curvaceous women, usually with decent sized breasts, but even small breasts can be overlooked for other things, like having long limbs, which isn't controllable anyway.

I think slim men - not skinny (not attractive in either gender) with some tone can be just as attractive looking. I'm not gay so I can't speak from that angle, but from an aesthetic point of view while a sculpted male body is indeed a work of art, I think the ideal of male physical beauty is a bit narrower than that of a woman.

I've seen women who were said to have 'hot bodies' who just looked average to me. It's like, most men will take a fairly 'regular' looking girl who isn't overweight or anorexic, while there's this idea that a man has to work out to get girls.

In porn you often see chunky, muscly men with average sized women with big breasts.
A strict diet with a good exercise routine is all you need. The rest is genetically what you're given. You can push the limits, but how healthy and long you can sustain pushing yourself is the larger question.

Used to volunteer at a seniors home and I can tell you that the big, buffed and supertoned men...aren't there. They typically don't make it into their 90's (not to be mean, just an observation I had). They outlive the overweight people, but not the thin/lean and healthy people.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:59 PM
 
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A strict diet with a good exercise routine is all you need. The rest is genetically what you're given. You can push the limits, but how healthy and long you can sustain pushing yourself is the larger question.

Used to volunteer at a seniors home and I can tell you that the big, buffed and supertoned men...aren't there. They typically don't make it into their 90's (not to be mean, just an observation I had). They outlive the overweight people, but not the thin/lean and healthy people.
Brian dear, I'd be very alarmed to learn that seniors homes are full of big, buffed and supertoned men..
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:16 AM
 
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A strict diet with a good exercise routine is all you need. The rest is genetically what you're given. You can push the limits, but how healthy and long you can sustain pushing yourself is the larger question.

Used to volunteer at a seniors home and I can tell you that the big, buffed and supertoned men...aren't there. They typically don't make it into their 90's (not to be mean, just an observation I had). They outlive the overweight people, but not the thin/lean and healthy people.
Yes, but if you don't constantly keep up your training you're gonna lose those muscles. So those 20-30-40 year old muscle-men would have tapered off their exercise regime as they got older and lost all those muscles. My grandfather was a bit like that, I was surprised when I saw old pics of him. He'll turn 92 this year.

But that does beg the question whether such intensive strain on the body plus the caloric intake required to sustain the constant building of muscle mass does put a strain on the body.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Far from where I'd like to be
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The amount of importance you ignoramuses attach to celebrities never ceased to amaze me.
I can't believe you and I finally agree on something.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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I can't believe you and I finally agree on something.
I have crocodile tears of joy in my eyes.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:30 AM
 
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I have crocodile tears of joy in my eyes.
Joy is joy, no matter how you experience it.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:35 AM
 
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Joy is joy, no matter how you experience it.
But I liked you more when you always issued me the face. Is that weird? There was a neighbor who would roll her eyes at my sight every time, coz we had a confrontation once and I liked that face more than her smiley face.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:38 AM
 
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But I liked you more when you always issued me the face.
Don't worry, hon. I've got plenty of left in me.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:44 AM
 
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Don't worry, hon. I've got plenty of left in me.
Sweet. Cupcakes for Ohiogirl.


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