At one point, I was pondering what to blog about and within minutes, Raising Hope switched to a scene of Jimmy in an art class where his girlfriend walks in as the nude art model. The moment of truth–could he date a nude model?
I’ve done nude modeling since 2006. I’m not as active as I used to be because I’m more selective of the photographers I work with and the projects they present to me. You could say I’m semi-retired, but have no qualms being nude in front of a camera or posing for painters/sculptors/artists.
Being single, I don’t have to consider anyone’s insecurities at the moment. And I won’t have any patience for it in the future. So the men I date have to be comfortable with the fact that I’ve modeled nude in the past and I’ll most likely do it again in the future.
I have no desire to do porn.
I do not live a nudist lifestyle.
I have a desire to create art.
I have quite a few interesting stories from my time of consistent modeling. And if it wasn’t for the modeling I would’ve never met some amazing photographers, got glimpses into other subcultures and made some great friends. Being nude didn’t make me self-conscious; I’ve seen the change in my body over the years and I’ve embraced them. I’m at peace with them. I look forward to my pregnancy photos. I receive private messages and emails; my nude modeling has inspired other women to accept their bodies and find beauty in themselves, including post-mastectomy breast cancer survivors. Without nude modeling, I wouldn’t have ended up in Babeland’s Moregasm or shared my story in or be chosen as the cover model of Portraits of Eve. I wouldn’t have made extra money. I wouldn’t have gotten my first pedicure from a man. I wouldn’t have realized that I enjoy bondage.
Nudity is linked to sexuality in Western society. A few months ago the question to-date-a-nude-model or to-not-date-a-nude-model was posed on Twitter, but it quickly dissolved into a conversation, amongst men, whether or not they’d date a stripper.
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