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bencook2

Posts: 3824

Pageland, South Carolina, US

I was hoping a few of you guys would post your best non sexual nude.

I think what we are going to see here is that "sexuality" is going to be in the eye of the beholder.

But a lot more interesting conversations might pop up as well.  Possibly the amount showing could be a factor. Angle, lighting, wardrobe, setting... ect.

To be honest, can a nude be just "artistic" and "beautiful" and void of sexuality?  I'm not sure.

I think this might also be a place to discuss the difference between sexual and erotic.

http://img2.modelmayhem.com/050703/21/42c89f01f407a_m.jpg

Jul 01 09 09:30 am Link

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Dallas J. Logan

Posts: 2182

Brooklyn, New York, US

Jul 01 09 09:32 am Link

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Karl Baxter

Posts: 3531

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

I don't think this is remotely sexual, although she is really beautiful..

http://modelmayhm-4.vo.llnwd.net/d1/pho … 66355e.jpg

Jul 01 09 09:34 am Link

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Rick Edwards

Posts: 6163

Wilmington, Delaware, US

I think 95%+ of mine aren't sexual

Jul 01 09 09:36 am Link

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IrishOne

Posts: 979

Fort Worth, Texas, US

Jul 01 09 09:37 am Link

Digital Artist

drawpixels

Posts: 1005

Calabasas, California, US

from last night

http://modelmayhm-3.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/090702/00/4a4c688563ff3.jpg

Model: Kelly Marie LV
http://www.modelmayhem.com/511173

Jul 01 09 09:37 am Link

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Rick Edwards

Posts: 6163

Wilmington, Delaware, US

I love your avi but it's more sexual and you can't see a thing.

Jul 01 09 09:38 am Link

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tamnphoto

Posts: 60

New York, New York, US

Jul 01 09 09:40 am Link

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Justin Foto

Posts: 3621

Leuven, Flemish Brabant, Belgium

Jul 01 09 09:40 am Link

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not on MM anymore 2010

Posts: 2515

http://modelmayhm-9.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/090608/09/4a2d3d1cd882e_m.jpg
http://modelmayhm-9.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/090511/22/4a09081365491_m.jpg

I have plenty more of those on HD... just not posted.

Jul 01 09 09:40 am Link

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Chris Macan

Posts: 12795

HAVERTOWN, Pennsylvania, US

Sure... I can do that.....
There is little sexuality in any of my images.

http://mayhem-photos.s3.amazonaws.com/051231/16/43b701f7006b2_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/070817/14/46c5fd0f0376c_m.jpg

http://img4.modelmayhem.com/060810/15/44db99342c7bc_m.jpg

Jul 01 09 09:40 am Link

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Karl Baxter

Posts: 3531

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

Rick Edwards wrote:
I think 95%+ of mine aren't sexual

got to say, your art nude style is great - not often I see colour work that I really like.

Jul 01 09 09:40 am Link

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not on MM anymore 2010

Posts: 2515

Rick Edwards wrote:
I think 95%+ of mine aren't sexual

+1

Jul 01 09 09:41 am Link

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John Milton

Posts: 910

Dallas, Texas, US

Jul 01 09 09:42 am Link

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Studio 925

Posts: 7034

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

bencook2 wrote:
...
To be honest, can a nude be just "artistic" and "beautiful" and void of sexuality?  I'm not sure.
...

I think I have a few examples in my profile. 

Here's one of my favorite non-sexual nudes.
http://modelmayhem.com/pic.php?pid=7910801

Jul 01 09 09:43 am Link

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NP Art

Posts: 158

Houston, Texas, US

Jul 01 09 09:45 am Link

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bencook2

Posts: 3824

Pageland, South Carolina, US

WOW...

MM is on a roll today.  Great replies completely void of drama.

I only saw one that I thought might be borderline.

Jul 01 09 09:45 am Link

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Billh

Posts: 361

Raleigh, North Carolina, US

this one seems to be my most popular, but i have many more that are non-sexual (i think) 

18+

http://www.modelmayhem.com/pic.php?pic_ … up_id=&ua=

Jul 01 09 09:45 am Link

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io

Posts: 2353

New York, New York, US

All the ones in my port! smile

Jul 01 09 09:50 am Link

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Rick Edwards

Posts: 6163

Wilmington, Delaware, US

StickyKitten wrote:
this one seems to be my most popular, but i have many more that are non-sexual (i think) 

18+

http://www.modelmayhem.com/pic.php?pic_ … up_id=&ua=

nice.
I just worked with her and have to say that she's a natural.
I have to get the images in my portfolio.

Jul 01 09 09:51 am Link

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DalanArtworks

Posts: 233

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

The term "sexual " is so open to interpretation. 
Here's Dictionary.com

  –adjective 1. of, pertaining to, or for sex: sexual matters; sexual aids. 
2. occurring between or involving the sexes: sexual relations. 
3. having sexual organs or reproducing by processes involving both sexes.

Still doesn't help.  I don't think an image of a solitary nude is automatically sexual.

I think this image in my portfolio could be said to be sexual.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/pic.php?pic_ … =12254&ua= 18+

That said, I don't think these are sexual.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/pic.php?pic_ … up_id=&ua=  18+
http://www.modelmayhem.com/pic.php?pic_ … up_id=&ua=  18+
http://www.modelmayhem.com/pic.php?pic_ … up_id=&ua= 18+
And I don't think much of what I shoot is sexual.

Jul 01 09 09:53 am Link

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Rob Domaschuk

Posts: 5715

Naperville, Illinois, US

My avatar

Jul 01 09 09:54 am Link

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Caperucita Roja

Posts: 11544

Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

bencook2 wrote:
WOW...

MM is on a roll today.  Great replies completely void of drama.

I only saw one that I thought might be borderline.

Is it one of mine?

Jul 01 09 09:55 am Link

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Plastic Betty

Posts: 649

Buffalo, New York, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090621/20/4a3ef9058325a_m.jpg

Jul 01 09 09:57 am Link

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Nikki Magnusson

Posts: 6841

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Jul 01 09 09:58 am Link

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Janice Marie Foote

Posts: 11483

I have 13 full nude images in my MM portfolio, and only one of them is considered
sexual, and that's more because of how I'm sitting than anything else...

and I'd have to say...
http://modelmayhm-2.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/090115/08/496f5f3845d1c.jpg
is one of my favorite non-sexual nude in my portfolio...  Peek-A-Boo ...

Jul 01 09 10:01 am Link

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Phillip Ritchie

Posts: 961

Costa Mesa, California, US

here is mine http://modelmayhm-2.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/070923/14/46f6ae5be778a_m.jpg


look forward to seeing more

Jul 01 09 10:02 am Link

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DalanArtworks

Posts: 233

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

Rick Edwards wrote:
I think 95%+ of mine aren't sexual [/quote

I agree...........................good portfolio BTW  I like the way you use light.

Jul 01 09 10:03 am Link

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Janice Marie Foote

Posts: 11483

And I'd say take a look at my Nude Inpsiration list
http://www.modelmayhem.com/list.php?lis … &id=507372

Jul 01 09 10:25 am Link

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Chris Macan

Posts: 12795

HAVERTOWN, Pennsylvania, US

This thread needs some dudes to even it out......
I'll start.

http://www.chrismacan.com/gallery/torsos/t-7.jpg

Jul 01 09 10:28 am Link

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Dallas J. Logan

Posts: 2182

Brooklyn, New York, US

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1122/3169267231_cd7cddc380.jpg

Another one of my favorites.

Jul 01 09 10:29 am Link

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Chris Macan

Posts: 12795

HAVERTOWN, Pennsylvania, US

NNORA Brussels wrote:
.....

http://modelmayhm-6.vo.llnwd.net/d1/pho … 7008_m.jpg

http://modelmayhm-6.vo.llnwd.net/d1/pho … c780d6.jpg

Sorry...... you are on the brink of failing non sexual 101,
Particularly with the first one.

On further review..... you are past the brink.......

Jul 01 09 10:30 am Link

Photographer

Dallas J. Logan

Posts: 2182

Brooklyn, New York, US

Jul 01 09 10:31 am Link

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Sultan Blackwell In LA

Posts: 1000

Venice, California, US

Everything is sexual, depending on when the viewer last had sex ...smile


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you do too much, you're not superman Sultan Blackwell you know...

Jul 01 09 10:31 am Link

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RacerXPhoto

Posts: 2473

Brooklyn, New York, US

Here is my attempt
http://modelmayhm-4.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/070825/16/46d099b2dbdb4.jpg

Jul 01 09 10:35 am Link

Photographer

RH Imagery

Posts: 608

Los Angeles, California, US

Ok, here's my offering:

I don't think it's sexual because of the context.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/pic.php?pid= … up_id=&ua=

Jul 01 09 10:36 am Link

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Ashes to Ashes

Posts: 3784

Norway, Maine, US

http://modelmayhm-7.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/090701/10/4a4b9f2c3ca4a.jpg


http://modelmayhm-7.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/090526/13/4a1c4ecca740a.jpg

Jul 01 09 10:41 am Link

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Wonderland Avenue Shots

Posts: 289

London, England, United Kingdom

Dallas J. Logan wrote:
Most recent non-sexual nude:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/10122011@N04/3677005921/

Wooooo... I 'love' that... that's absolutely 120% right up my street that kind of shot... Kudos... you did well!

Jul 01 09 10:43 am Link