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Amadea T
Posts: 3,345
Columbus, Ohio, US


Since a bunch of photographers really do seem to be frightened (for whatever reason, I'm still not completely done speculating on that one), to call a nipple nipple, or some are just unsure of what's approporiate.

All comfort level talk aside, girls, what do you call your own bits for the ladies and gents behind the gear?
Dec 08 12 09:07 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ken D Photography
Posts: 672
Marietta, Ohio, US


This should prove interesting. smile
Dec 08 12 10:03 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Amadea T
Posts: 3,345
Columbus, Ohio, US


As self-appointed chairwoman of the tbtc (Ittt Bitty Titty Committee), I will go first:

for me acceptable terms are as follows:

boobs
breasts
tits (only if you have a cookie!)
butt
gina
vajayjay
crotch
pussy (more cookies)
behind
nethers
lady bits/parts/stuff
stuff
nips
nipples



lol
Dec 08 12 10:11 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Porcelinna
Posts: 447
Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile


Breast, butt, nipples, private area...lol
Dec 08 12 10:11 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Amadea T
Posts: 3,345
Columbus, Ohio, US


heyyyy welcome.

Thanks.
Dec 08 12 10:13 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ForeverFotos
Posts: 6,620
Indianapolis, Indiana, US


When doing a nude shoot, it's usually wise for the photographer and model to sit down for a few minutes before actually shooting and discuss this issue. Some people like to use a chart, and to number the body parts for ease of communication. It could go something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLeBWcARXYo
Dec 08 12 10:20 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Axioma
Posts: 6,765
Gent, East Flanders, Belgium


Americans ^^.

Why so difficult?
Breasts, nipples & crotch; plain simple.

I also like Brunesci's "lady garden" lol

Oh, yes: please do not refer to my womanly stuff by a word you would use for a 4y.o. (like "peepee" or something).
Dec 08 12 10:23 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Lorayne York
Posts: 2,117
Manhattan, Kansas, US


I call my boobs: Tits/tiny mounds.
I call my crotch: Va-Gi-Na... making sure to make it the longest word possible.
I call the inside of my Vagina: the pink shit... for example "make sure my pink shit doesnt show"
and i call my nipples: Nips.

but... i kinda dont care about being politically correct.. i tend to be gassy on shoots and i fart a lot in the nude.. or belch.. but it makes me less bloated. soo yay!
Dec 08 12 10:24 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
OmnyRa
Posts: 1,029
Indianapolis, Indiana, US


It's about easily offended people, and shyness on the part of the model, and not wanting to sound to technical or offensive.  I sometimes flat out ask what to call them so I don't come across as inappropriate.  A shy model hearing "p*ssy" which sounds a little x-rated and maybe only heard from their lover can really cause them to clam up. (no pun intended, but decided to leave it.  I don't think that's a good one to use by the way. ;^) ) Vagina sounds too clinical, and "Crotch" sounds like a less nasty version of "snatch".
Dec 08 12 10:35 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ArtisticGlamour
Posts: 3,846
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Eurocat wrote:
As self-appointed chairwoman of the tbtc (Ittt Bitty Titty Committee), I will go first:

for me acceptable terms are as follows:

boobs
breasts
tits (only if you have a cookie!)
butt
gina
vajayjay
crotch
pussy (more cookies)
behind
nethers
lady bits/parts/stuff
stuff
nips
nipples



lol

Eurocat, thank you!

This has been the main reason I have been dragging my feet to do my first nude shoot. I am comfortable behind the camera, but wasn't sure how comfortable I was going to be "directing" what I wanted without being (possibly) offensive with terminology...and speaking in pure "medical" terminology would seem to make the shoot's chemistry rather "clinical" and lose some of the edge.

You are a "gem" among models! Awesome.

Dec 08 12 10:45 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Bravoscape
Posts: 259
Frederick, Maryland, US


Constanza wrote:
Breast, butt, nipples, private area...lol

This. Or open palm, moving in a large circular motion in the round about area...standing a few feet away of course.

Dec 08 12 10:46 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ArtisticGlamour
Posts: 3,846
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Lorayne York wrote:
but... i kinda dont care about being politically correct.. i tend to be gassy on shoots and i fart a lot in the nude.. or belch.. but it makes me less bloated. soo yay!

LOL! Is that the TRUE definition of an "edgy" shoot? lol Or does it depend on the look you have on your face at the same time? LOL! Clenched teeth, furrowed brow, etc.

Dec 08 12 10:49 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
photodorset
Posts: 845
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom


Don't forget 'front bottom'

I also met a model who called her labia her 'party bits'.

If you want to be a bit crude you could ask the model to 'flash the gash'
Dec 08 12 10:52 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lost Photo
Posts: 49
Dallas, Texas, US


Eurocat wrote:
boobs
breasts
tits (only if you have a cookie!)
butt
gina
vajayjay
crotch
pussy (more cookies)
behind
nethers
lady bits/parts/stuff
stuff
nips
nipples

I'll remember this for tomorrow. Thanks. smile

Dec 08 12 10:59 am  Link  Quote 
Model
-Nadya-
Posts: 325
Houston, Texas, US


Lorayne York wrote:
I call my boobs: Tits/tiny mounds.
I call my crotch: Va-Gi-Na... making sure to make it the longest word possible.
I call the inside of my Vagina: the pink shit... for example "make sure my pink shit doesnt show"
and i call my nipples: Nips.

but... i kinda dont care about being politically correct.. i tend to be gassy on shoots and i fart a lot in the nude.. or belch.. but it makes me less bloated. soo yay!

i love this

Dec 08 12 11:16 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Caroline Alexander
Posts: 24
Leeds, England, United Kingdom


To be honest as long as its not vulgar or cheesy its fine with me, having nicknames takes the edge off things smile
Dec 08 12 11:19 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Amadea T
Posts: 3,345
Columbus, Ohio, US


OmnyRa wrote:
*snip
  A shy model hearing "p*ssy" which sounds a little x-rated and maybe only heard from their lover can really cause them to clam up. (no pun intended, but decided to leave it.  I don't think that's a good one to use by the way. ;^) ) Vagina sounds too clinical, and "Crotch" sounds like a less nasty version of "snatch".

Yeah, when the day comes I let people call my stuff 'snatch' and 'cooter' and let them get away with it, that, ladies and jellyspoons, will be the day Satan will have to skate to work.

The 'pussy' thing makes total sense though, good observation!

Dec 08 12 11:32 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Amadea T
Posts: 3,345
Columbus, Ohio, US


Lost Photo wrote:

I'll remember this for tomorrow. Thanks. smile

I assume you are talking about the cookie part?

Dec 08 12 11:33 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Alan H Bruce
Posts: 421
San Diego, California, US


'southern ladyparts'...?

smile
Dec 08 12 11:39 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Vector One Photography
Posts: 2,654
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US


Axioma wrote:
Americans ^^.

Why so difficult?
Breasts, nipples & crotch; plain simple.

I know, I blame religion and the education system.

Dec 08 12 11:42 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Bravoscape
Posts: 259
Frederick, Maryland, US


Lorayne York wrote:
I call my boobs: Tits/tiny mounds.
I call my crotch: Va-Gi-Na... making sure to make it the longest word possible.
I call the inside of my Vagina: the pink shit... for example "make sure my pink shit doesnt show"
and i call my nipples: Nips.

but... i kinda dont care about being politically correct.. i tend to be gassy on shoots and i fart a lot in the nude.. or belch.. but it makes me less bloated. soo yay!

You...are my favorite person. This is hilarious.

Dec 08 12 11:43 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Innovative Imagery
Posts: 2,815
Los Angeles, California, US


Caroline Alexander wrote:
To be honest as long as its not vulgar or cheesy its fine with me, having nicknames takes the edge off things smile

What would be "vulgar or cheesy" to you or what would not be?

Dec 08 12 11:46 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Cherrystone
Posts: 36,208
Columbus, Ohio, US


Innovative Imagery wrote:

What would be "vulgar or cheesy" to you or what would not be?

Head cheese?

Dec 08 12 11:51 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
R A V E N D R I V E
Posts: 15,867
New York, New York, US


I say lady bits

mainly because synonyms are fun
Dec 08 12 11:55 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
B R U N E S C I
Posts: 25,319
Bath, England, United Kingdom


Axioma wrote:
I also like Brunesci's "lady garden" lol

Um, I'm a guy so I don't have a Lady Garden big_smile






Ciao
Stefano
www.stefanobrunesci.com

Dec 08 12 11:56 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Axioma
Posts: 6,765
Gent, East Flanders, Belgium


-B-R-U-N-E-S-C-I- wrote:

Um, I'm a guy so I don't have a Lady Garden big_smile






Ciao
Stefano
www.stefanobrunesci.com

Lies! Only a specimen who owns the glorious phenomenon could come up with a correct term for the awesomeness ^^.

Dec 08 12 12:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
NothingIsRealButTheGirl
Posts: 32,434
Los Angeles, California, US


Like Ansel Adams I use the Zone System, and I number the various parts Zone I through Zone X.
Dec 08 12 12:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Artist/Painter
aquarelle
Posts: 1,907
Chicago, Illinois, US


D. P.
Dec 08 12 01:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Artist/Painter
aquarelle
Posts: 1,907
Chicago, Illinois, US


Although I call it the vulva, I'm surprised at the number of models who never use that word.  Then you might ask why I'm calling it anything, but that's something else again.

I thought it was hilarious when I read a model refer to her "undercarriage."
Dec 08 12 01:03 pm  Link  Quote 
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Rays Fine Art
Posts: 5,995
New York, New York, US


I agree that's a silly bit of pseudo political correctness.  When neccesary, I use terms like breasts, nipples, butt, vulva or rarely labia.  Since I don't shoot gynecological illustrations, I never have occasion to say vagina. 

The last time I asked a model what she called her privates, she answered "Homer".  That cured me.
Dec 08 12 01:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Charger Photography
Posts: 1,704
San Antonio, Texas, US


Really ???? If you shoot nudes obviously you are an adult... It depends from model to model.. while some are comfortable with me saying.. "okay" spread it open and lets shoot some pink" others are not and have to say " Please now put your lips apart"
Why this threads... ?  SMFH
Dec 08 12 01:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Lorayne York
Posts: 2,117
Manhattan, Kansas, US


ArtisticGlamour wrote:

LOL! Is that the TRUE definition of an "edgy" shoot? lol Or does it depend on the look you have on your face at the same time? LOL! Clenched teeth, furrowed brow, etc.

i keep it classy wink but i do know there are some interesting outtakes.

Nadezhda Repina wrote:
i love this

It's true.
im sure if you asked any of the photographers i've worked with.. they will tell you.

Bravoscape wrote:
You...are my favorite person. This is hilarious.

awh thanks smile perhaps that is why i dont do runway..... you can't let one escape.

Dec 08 12 04:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Natural Means
Posts: 543
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Some words might not translate across cultures very well ('fany' means the front bit not the back bit here nearly the same level as 'snatch' on crudity scale).

Also had an experienced English nude model think 'beaver' was a hugely funny way to describe it.
Dec 08 12 04:49 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
_Rei_
Posts: 124
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


I refer to my various parts differently depending on the company I happen to be in at the time (for example, things get pretty un-repeatable if I'm hanging out with my friends). So, I don't have standard labels for my bits. Except perhaps for the generic term "bits".

I actually don't mind what labels photographers use in order to direct, so long as it's a term I'm familiar with, so I don't get confused and start wondering what a "monchichi" is and how I'm suppose to move it to the left. Say boobs, breasts, nipples, ladyparts, ladygarden, punani, snatch, butt, ass, whatever - just try not to stammer too much when you do.

The only rule I have is that if you're going to tell me I have great tits, I'd prefer you have a British accent. It just sounds better that way.
Dec 08 12 05:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Glenn Hall - Fine Art
Posts: 431
Townsville, Queensland, Australia


...your Hairy Beaver needs to smile....
Dec 08 12 06:49 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
- Aina -
Posts: 731
Redlands, California, US


Eurocat wrote:
As self-appointed chairwoman of the tbtc (Ittt Bitty Titty Committee), I will go first:

for me acceptable terms are as follows:

boobs
breasts
tits (only if you have a cookie!)
butt
gina
vajayjay
crotch
pussy (more cookies)
behind
nethers
lady bits/parts/stuff
stuff
nips
nipples



lol

This is pretty much it. Haha. I hearby appoint myself a member of the IBTC

Dec 08 12 06:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Tegan Lynn MUA
Posts: 511
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada


(sorry, posting from my MUA profile)

I honestly don't care what you call it, although I personally just hate the term pussy, I dunno why, just do.

I dunno what's so bad about the proper terms. I just really dislike it when people use the term vagina incorrectly. Vagina is just the inside part. The outer bits are called the vulva. I'd be afraid if someone wanted a picture of my vagina... kinda need a speculum for that...
Dec 08 12 07:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Art of the nude
Posts: 11,801
Olivet, Michigan, US


Eurocat wrote:
As self-appointed chairwoman of the tbtc (Ittt Bitty Titty Committee), I will go first:

for me acceptable terms are as follows:

boobs
breasts
tits (only if you have a cookie!)
butt
gina
vajayjay
crotch
pussy (more cookies)
behind
nethers
lady bits/parts/stuff
stuff
nips
nipples



lol

Breasts, nipples, labia.  And, on a couple of occasions, vagina was actually relevant, but that's not typical.  big_smile

Dec 08 12 07:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Art of the nude
Posts: 11,801
Olivet, Michigan, US


Caroline Alexander wrote:
To be honest as long as its not vulgar or cheesy its fine with me, having nicknames takes the edge off things smile

I don't like nicknames for various reasons, but the most important one is that different people use the same word for different things.  For that matter, "vagina" is used to mean all sorts of different things.

Dec 08 12 07:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Photos 4 The Memories
Posts: 1,276
Kewaskum, Wisconsin, US


This post is useless without pictures!
Dec 08 12 07:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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