sex and the sandwich [Updated -2-]
Now, I have a great appreciation for the naked (or even semi-naked) female body. It's no secret - if you're a regular reader - that I will ogle sexy women as much as I do sexy men (I've been called a bisexual man trapped in a woman's body and I don't argue much with that analysis). However, I'm just not that into Teri Polo. After seeing this photo of her when the movie first came out, I couldn't help thinking that watching her eat would be like watching a snake do the same - we'd actually be able to see her food sliding down into her belly. That's how thin she is.
If you're not at work or near small children or horny men, take a look at the Playboy photos. Now, be honest with me, guys; do you really, truly find this sexy? Do rib cages and bony knees turn you on?
Many years ago, I had a male friend who told me he dated skinny girls because he liked the idea of being able to lift them up and hold them against the wall during sex. Interesting criteria - well, I'll only sleep with you if I can bench press you. The funny part is, this guy was so out of shape, we used to remark that he was built like Fred Flinstone.
So what I'm really wondering here - guys, this is for you - is this: What is sexy? And I mean physically, so don't cop out and give me that "a woman with a brain is sooo sexy" line. Do you honestly like a woman who looks like she hasn't eaten since the last time the Mets won the world series? Is a woman whose protruding rib cage could conceivably pierce you during sex hot? Would you prefer a woman with a D cup and few pounds on her or an A cup with a child's waistline? Would you date a woman who is over a size 7? Over a size ten? Do you hold yourself to the same standards of physical perfection that you do the women you choose to date/pick up/marry?
I'm really wondering about the psychological reasons for idolizing a woman who weighs less than a the loaf of bread she binged and purged yesterday. Does it make a man feel more empowered, more masculine to date/sleep with a woman he could practically break in half? Is it a dominant thing? Or is it that your idea of perfection is such that the less actual substance on a body, the better?
I'm not trying to start a war here. I'm just really, honestly curious about all this. I don't hate Teri Polo because she's beautiful and I'm not disparaging her body because of jealousy. I have no problem with pointing out or even having a lustful attitude toward beautiful, sexy women. I just don't get the fascination with a naked sack of bones.
Update: Nevermind all this - I'd like to see some responses to Allah's comment.
Update2 I'm not asking if you'd marry Teri Polo. I'm just wondering why the starving-chick look is considered sexy enough for Playboy. And for those saying that she's not too terribly thin in the Playboy shoot, check out the other pic of her at Wizbang. I'm sure the Playboy pics are airbrushed. The Yahoo pics are not and those are some damn pointy ribs sticking out of her dress.
A lot of the comments below remind me of theBloodhound Gang song Three Point One Four:
You know what I really want in a girl? Me.
And yes, you deserve to know what it is I look for in a guy (or did before I found what I was looking for). More on that later.
[Guess I know what tonight's mp3 of the day selection will be]