Heroes of Might and Magic Community
visiting hero! Register | Today's Posts | Games | Search! | FAQ/Rules | AvatarList | MemberList | Profile


Age of Heroes Headlines:  
5 Oct 2016: Heroes VII development comes to an end.. - read more
6 Aug 2016: Troubled Heroes VII Expansion Release - read more
26 Apr 2016: Heroes VII XPack - Trial by Fire - Coming out in June! - read more
17 Apr 2016: Global Alternative Creatures MOD for H7 after 1.8 Patch! - read more
7 Mar 2016: Romero launches a Piano Sonata Album Kickstarter! - read more
19 Feb 2016: Heroes 5.5 RC6, Heroes VII patch 1.7 are out! - read more
13 Jan 2016: Horn of the Abyss 1.4 Available for Download! - read more
17 Dec 2015: Heroes 5.5 update, 1.6 out for H7 - read more
23 Nov 2015: H7 1.4 & 1.5 patches Released - read more
31 Oct 2015: First H7 patches are out, End of DoC development - read more
5 Oct 2016: Heroes VII development comes to an end.. - read more
[X] Remove Ads
LOGIN:     Username:     Password:         [ Register ]
New Server | HOMM1: info forum | HOMM2: info forum | HOMM3: info forum | HOMM4: info forum | HOMM5: info forum | MMH6: wiki forum | MMH7: wiki forum
Heroes Community > Tavern of the Rising Sun > Thread: Swimsuit vs Underwear
Thread: Swimsuit vs Underwear This thread is 4 pages long: 1 2 3 4 · «PREV / NEXT»
friendofgunnar
friendofgunnar


Honorable
Legendary Hero
able to speed up time
posted July 17, 2006 08:33 PM

Quote:
May all your condoms be filled with sand



that's a new one

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | PP | Quote Reply | Link
Iris
Iris


Responsible
Supreme Hero
of Typos
posted July 18, 2006 03:38 PM

Psh, forget underwear and swimwear.  Nothing is sexier than a man in uniform.  
____________

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | PP | Quote Reply | Link
Aculias
Aculias


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
Pretty Boy Angel Sacraficer
posted July 18, 2006 03:54 PM

Or school girl uniforms
____________
Dreaming of a Better World

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Iris
Iris


Responsible
Supreme Hero
of Typos
posted July 18, 2006 04:00 PM

Ewww, Pecu, no!!  


If any of you guys ever put on a school girl uniform...


...


I'm not going to finish that sentence.  
____________

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | PP | Quote Reply | Link
Aculias
Aculias


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
Pretty Boy Angel Sacraficer
posted July 18, 2006 04:00 PM

Oh i meant women not us LOL.
____________
Dreaming of a Better World

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
orbvius
orbvius


Adventuring Hero
Oblivious
posted July 18, 2006 04:32 PM

Quote:
Oh i meant women not us LOL.

Paedophilic?

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Aculias
Aculias


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
Pretty Boy Angel Sacraficer
posted July 18, 2006 04:37 PM

No no no not Paedophilic
____________
Dreaming of a Better World

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
russ
russ


Promising
Supreme Hero
blah, blah, blah
posted July 19, 2006 04:31 PM
Edited by russ at 16:32, 19 Jul 2006.

Quote:
Paedophilic?
Paedophilic would not be word even if it was spelled correctly. The word you are looking for is "a pedophile".

Example: Pecu is a pedophile.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Aculias
Aculias


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
Pretty Boy Angel Sacraficer
posted July 20, 2006 02:15 AM

Nope.
I actually think you would get turned on if i actually posted a Swimsuit pic
____________
Dreaming of a Better World

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Tarbo
Tarbo

Tavern Dweller
posted July 22, 2006 12:13 PM

1. Are photos of underwear more degrading than swimsuits? Men and women – explain please.

(I'm with some others here in that the "more degrading" has the makings of a biased question that--intentionally or not--projects a point of view that an academic question should not.)

As for the answer, it would depend entirely on the context.  As said before, suggestion is a very powerful tool.  I'll bet you any of these people wouldn't look half as attractive if they were photographed while timing their longest belch, or scratching their chin in a long, open-jawed yawn.

That's attractiveness, not degradation, but I find it related.  Tasteful is the keyword here.  What is the semi-nudity supposed to express?  Is it accentuating specific parts?  Is she looking with bedroom eyes or going to rip your throat out?  Is she simply smiling and saying: "Hey, this is me!"

I can imagine garderobes with less skin and much less taste.

There's a difference between cheap and beautiful.

2. Is it degrading to the female species {} to post pictures of any of these? How does this affect woman’s liberation? How does this affect the image of men?

From experience, I've learned the image of men is pretty much made up.  That makes it really easy on some of us as soon as we rise over the norm, which we do as long as we refrain from sneezing in someone's face.

Woman's liberation?  As I'm male, that's a difficult question for me to answer.  I doubt that these pictures are going to make a difference there; they're not going to equalize wages, change language, or jinx hormones.  But I understand the question pops to mind.

I believe the most important thing here would be losing the "us vs. them" attitude both males as females seem to uphold at times, and blame eachother for.

3. Are pictures of real people in their underwear or swimsuits any ‘worse’ than the images in The Sexiest Woman thread?

Models are real people, too!  They just have professional lighting and touched-up photos to help them out.  When you meet these people in person, you almost wouldn't recognise them--they're still pretty, but not glamourous.

Again, it would depend on the meaning and context of the picture.  People are uncertain and cautious about how they look--and yes, even models have this problem--and sometimes seek approval of others.  Other people are happy with the way they look and aren't afraid to show it.  Any of those is good to me.

As long as the essence of the picture isn't: "Look, here are my genitals, and you didn't have to pay me $50," (or whatever the going rate is) it's fine by me.

4. Would you post pics of yourself in any of the above outfits? Why/why not.

Probably not, because photos and I generally aren't on speaking terms.  I simply haven't the interest.

5. Wonder Woman: What is this outfit? Swimsuit/underwear/other. Comments?

Back in the days, it was provocative; now, it's almost symbolic.  You could ask the same about Superman's or Batman's spandex.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
okiesolidarity
okiesolidarity


Known Hero
right brain/left brain wizard
posted July 23, 2006 04:04 PM

1. Are photos of underwear more degrading than swimsuits? Men and women – explain please.

I agree with the previous comment about the loaded nature of the word "degrading".  I don't think anyone degrades themselves when they have pictures taken of them in either.  Setting, Setting, Setting, I say.  A picture of a man or woman on the beach or at a pool, amidst other swimsuit-clad folk, isn't nearly as provocative as a picture of a man or woman close-up, wearing either a swimsuit or underwear.  I don't think it really makes a difference whether it is one or the other.

2. Is it degrading to the female species {} to post pictures of any of these? How does this affect woman’s liberation? How does this affect the image of men?

This is an interesting question, as it begs a definition of "women's liberation".  Speaking from personal experience, I have met women who think of it as a workplace ideal, as mentioned before (equal pay, equal job opportunities, etc).  I have also met women who think of it more outside of the workplace, eg not getting groped on the subway or harassed by men on the streets.  These two positions are not mutually exclusive, but I have met many women from group B who think of the Group A ladies as manipulative "men-in-disguise" who merely use the fact that they are a minority in a workplace to get jobs that they aren't as qualified for (often using their attractiveness as a means to get it).  I think that the notion of complete "equality" of the sexes is troublesome, mostly in that there are more than just physical differences between men and women.      

It is true that in many circles of men (forgetting circle jerks ) pictures of barely-dressed women are discussed with an air of "I'd like to hit THAT".  I don't really think men should be punished for finding women attractive.  Women are degraded, imo, only when they are thought of exclusively as sexual playthings, without merit in other areas (beyond cooking dinner, doing the laundry, and making babies).      

3. Are pictures of real people in their underwear or swimsuits any ‘worse’ than the images in The Sexiest Woman thread?

No.  pictures of robot-people, maybe.

4. Would you post pics of yourself in any of the above outfits? Why/why not.

Sure, any of them if you're all that interested in seeing it.  Why?  Because I am just cool like that I guess.

5. Wonder Woman: What is this outfit? Swimsuit/underwear/other. Comments?

I couldn't see the photo...I have an inability to see through invisible jet-planes.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
kookastar
kookastar


Honorable
Legendary Hero
posted July 23, 2006 09:16 PM

Clarification
Quote:
1. Are photos of underwear more degrading than swimsuits? Men and women – explain please.

(I'm with some others here in that the "more degrading" has the makings of a biased question that--intentionally or not--projects a point of view that an academic question should not.)

As okie agreed with this point I just wanted to note that this is not an academic question lol  but I get your point.  It was written in response to a comment made in another thread that claimed these images were degrading.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Tarbo
Tarbo

Tavern Dweller
posted July 24, 2006 01:08 PM

Well, the word I was looking for was "loaded" (rather than "biased"), and I guess I used academic as an antonym.  Still, no offense meant.  I'm not natively English-speaking, so I may accidentally be a little curt (or wordy) at times -- if I am, don't hesitate to let me know.

I'm pleasantly surprised the discussion has remained serene.  Most of my experience with these topics is bad, where the questions were not posed to ask for opinions, but to get confirmation.

It's to your credit that you didn't.  You deserve that QP.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Aculias
Aculias


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
Pretty Boy Angel Sacraficer
posted July 24, 2006 08:33 PM

I WANT TO SEE YOU IN A BATHING SUIT TARBO!!!?!?!!!!!?
____________
Dreaming of a Better World

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Aculias
Aculias


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
Pretty Boy Angel Sacraficer
posted May 10, 2007 10:52 AM

I was just thinking.
You should wear a swimsuit indoors 7 underwear outdoors.
I mean come on lets face it.
Women loves to get stared at by men 7 women.
They love the attention.
Why do you think they wear cloths that people can just stare all day long at some tight jeans .

Swimsuit is natural for the beach.
not indoors.
Wear the swimsuits indoors.
It makes it worth it.

Now underwear you can wear to the beach.
Show off that you live under the pineapple under the sea.
Or show of that you wire grandmas undies.
Or just go with the flow in the variety of fruity loomies.
Just go with different colors.
Just wear it to show off you got nothing to be embarassed about.
Chances are you will get the attention
____________
Dreaming of a Better World

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
kookastar
kookastar


Honorable
Legendary Hero
posted May 10, 2007 10:56 AM

no offense pecu, but meet the shift key

And - I really think you need to get to Aust uhuh, swimsuits - togs - are pretty regular atire, and often worn under clothes because there is often the chance of a swim
____________
uhuh

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Aculias
Aculias


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
Pretty Boy Angel Sacraficer
posted May 10, 2007 10:58 AM

But ofcourse.

I feel love when i listen to Lionel Richie.
I used to swim with my tighty shorts i could barely get in when i was a kid.
Now I wear those cool shorts
____________
Dreaming of a Better World

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
kookastar
kookastar


Honorable
Legendary Hero
posted May 10, 2007 11:01 AM

Do you mean DT's
____________
uhuh

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Aculias
Aculias


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
Pretty Boy Angel Sacraficer
posted May 10, 2007 11:03 AM

I got pics of me totally plastered.
I barely fit into my sdmall tight green buttoned shorts.
Button flung out & man not a good idea LOL
____________
Dreaming of a Better World

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Consis
Consis


Honorable
Legendary Hero
Of Ruby
posted May 10, 2007 05:44 PM

Hmm ....

Swimsuits over underwear!
____________
Roses Are RedAnd So Am I

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | PP | Quote Reply | Link
Jump To: « Prev Thread . . . Next Thread » This thread is 4 pages long: 1 2 3 4 · «PREV / NEXT»
Post New Poll    Post New Topic    Post New Reply

Page compiled in 0.0978 seconds