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Old 01-26-2013, 09:59 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Do yourself a favor and step away from the computer for a day, go out into the world, and see what the real world is like. Lol, I'm just kidding. You are over thinking this. Women aren't all the same. Some of us like fatties and some like Hercules.
I live in a boring sea of suburbia...I'm not missing much, lol.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:08 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I find the male body very sexy and I'd rather look at a man's body than a woman's. In fact I am quite sick of having images of scantily clad womens' bodies shoved at me from all directions whether I'm in the checkout line, walking through a mall, watching t.v., or driving down the highway.. it gets to be overkill and quite frankly nauseating after a while, similar to what pop radio stations do by playing the same 3 songs on a loop all day. Like enough already! Way to ruin a good thing. I'd love to see more male bodies everywhere but if it got to the point of 'overexposure' like our current cultural atmosphere with it's relentless bombardment re: images of womens bodies, I'm sure I could also grow sick of the male form. Maybe..
Good point. I think we've spent enough time objectifying the female form. Lets mix it up a little bit. I think it kind of makes women a little weird and uptight anyway when they become too objectified physically...little bit of self consciousness there that society is telling them that that's all they're good for...the opposite of feminism. Men on the other hand, love to feel sexy and desirable because frankly, it doesn't happen nearly enough! It's all about how great women are these days and how worthless and silly men are. Kinda tired of that.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:28 PM
 
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Good point. I think we've spent enough time objectifying the female form. Lets mix it up a little bit. I think it kind of makes women a little weird and uptight anyway when they become too objectified physically...little bit of self consciousness there that society is telling them that that's all they're good for...the opposite of feminism. Men on the other hand, love to feel sexy and desirable because frankly, it doesn't happen nearly enough! It's all about how great women are these days and how worthless and silly men are. Kinda tired of that.
Well if that's you in your profile pic I think women would love to objectify you! I'm married. I... better go now . . .

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Old 01-27-2013, 06:24 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Good point. I think we've spent enough time objectifying the female form. Lets mix it up a little bit. I think it kind of makes women a little weird and uptight anyway when they become too objectified physically...little bit of self consciousness there that society is telling them that that's all they're good for...the opposite of feminism. Men on the other hand, love to feel sexy and desirable because frankly, it doesn't happen nearly enough! It's all about how great women are these days and how worthless and silly men are. Kinda tired of that.
Yep, start the objectification!

Actually on second thoughts I'd be rather self-conscious.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:37 AM
 
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To answer the OP's question: I am attracted to a lot of different male forms. The bodies of men I've loved varied from muscley to average to overweight. (My Mom used to say, "There's only one muscle that really matters!" Hahahaha! She was a rascal!)

Anyway---I think most women consider other attributes more important. Things like kindness, fidelity, strength of character, and honesty. And much more, but not just physique.

To the poster who mentioned Kevin James, I agree! He's adorably cute and sexy.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:18 AM
 
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I think there are women who like a fit, toned look. I admit that it does look nice. I think a key difference between men and women is that women are far less likely to treat such a thing as a serious consideration when making a relationship decision. For most women, it's sort of like keyless entry on a car. Nice to have, but you wouldn't pick a car or decide not to buy one because of the presence or absence of this feature.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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For most women, it's sort of like keyless entry on a car. Nice to have, but you wouldn't pick a car or decide not to buy one because of the presence or absence of this feature.
Thought that was a great comparison

Cannot speak for anyone else, my comment is going to be valid only for a sample size of one person (me).
Skinniness (bones) turns me off far more than heaviness (flesh).
Visible musculature (be it wiry gristle or cultivated bulges) doesn't thrill me, either (visually, or on tactile-touch-basis).
Admit I'm a couch potato, so would be incompatible (lifestyle/activity-wise) with a man who was avid about exercise/health.
Can't deny I would prefer a guy to be taller & stronger than I am, to some degree-but that's not at all the same as seeking out extreme examples (what the media showcases).
I like what I like, not what I'm told (that women are supposed) to like.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:24 PM
 
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It sound weird for me as a straight man to say this but I kind of agree with you. I agree it's eye-candy, but it's more like, you can have too much of a good thing. After having too much chocolate you get sick of it and it loses it's power.
Well -- THAT's a damn lie.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:17 PM
 
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For most of us physical attraction, at least initially, is important. We all have preferences. Personally, I don't find a "six pack" attractive at all. I have dated men of all shapes and sizes, from 5'2" to 6'4". One thing they all had in common? They were well groomed, showered & shampooed daily and kept their nails short, smooth, and clean. And their clothes were neat and clean.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:24 PM
 
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This reminds me of that Geico ad with the body builder directing traffic without a shirt on. Every time that comes on, I have to turn away. Gross.
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