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Art of the nude
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Olivet, Michigan, US


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Dec 08 12 07:39 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Seker Pare
Posts: 186
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


'I don't like openly displaying my genitals to the world'
'I don't like presenting'
'I am comfortable... just no butt hole shots please'
lol
Dec 08 12 10:03 pm  Link  Quote 
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GoldieImages
Posts: 132
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


Photos 4 The Memories  wrote:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulva (NSFW/18+)
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Dec 08 12 10:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cole Morrison
Posts: 3,958
Portland, Oregon, US


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

+1

this about covers it
no pun intended

Dec 08 12 10:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Carson B
Posts: 141
Oxnard, California, US


at the art class I pose at they get a kick out of me calling em naughty bits.
Other just be like "Fix your nonsense!"
Dec 08 12 10:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
CDP Photo
Posts: 2,088
Brooklyn, New York, US


Axioma wrote:
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).

Oh dear...I always called the girls thing a "peepee" and blame the bump in my pants on my misbehaving "wiener".

Dec 08 12 10:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
-Jen-
Posts: 46,811
Howell, Michigan, 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!

lol

Dec 08 12 10:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jon Winkleman Photo
Posts: 86
New York, New York, US


I'm new to MM however I have been taking art classes with drawing or sculpting from figurative nudes since Jr High School.  Most llamas I know along with the thread I have read here suggest that most llamas don't want photographers or crew to cross a line of sexual inappropriateness during a shoot. This also includes erotic or fetish shoots.

What I find makes llamas most comfortable is to use direct and professional sounding language. As a llama, you can help clue a photographer that you expect professionalism by using professional language. Silly euphemisms like honey-pot va-jay-jay or very crude vulgar language does not build a professional atmosphere. Call nipples "nipples", call breasts "breasts." Make a conscious choice to directly and without giggles or hesitation, use the words that best create the professional atmosphere you want to work in.
Dec 08 12 10:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Fine Wine
Posts: 226
Orange, California, US


Tegan Lynn MUA wrote:
(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...

+1.  I feel exactly the same way. I really dislike the term "pussy". It just lacks professionalism and respect. Imagine a doctor using the term "pussy".  I feel the same way about the word "tits".  Just say breasts and or nipples...that's what they are.

I also agree about your comment about using the term vagina.  I tend to pause when I see the word "vagina" because I think people must have x-ray vision to see that after all it inside and not really visible during a typical nude shoot.

I have to admit that vulva although correct seems a bit clinical. This is a harder one. I have had photographers use "girl part", "good stuff" or they don't really use the words.  They just direct me to turn left or right, lean forward or backward adjust my legs so that the desired image comes into view.

Dec 08 12 11:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Natural Means
Posts: 521
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Jon Winkleman Photo wrote:
I'm new to MM however I have been taking art classes with drawing or sculpting from figurative nudes since Jr High School.  Most models I know along with the thread I have read here suggest that most models don't want photographers or crew to cross a line of sexual inappropriateness during a shoot. This also includes erotic or fetish shoots.

What I find makes models most comfortable is to use direct and professional sounding language. As a model, you can help clue a photographer that you expect professionalism by using professional language. Silly euphemisms like honey-pot va-jay-jay or very crude vulgar language does not build a professional atmosphere. Call nipples "nipples", call breasts "breasts." Make a conscious choice to directly and without giggles or hesitation, use the words that best create the professional atmosphere you want to work in.

So I'm guessing "funbags" is out of line?

Dec 09 12 02:42 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JamesCareyPhotography
Posts: 8
Boston, Massachusetts, US


It depends on the person, both model AND photographer. I usually try and follow the model's lead, but one thing i never forget is what one model told me: "unless you have an English accent, the word 'bum' just sounds creepy coming out of a grown man's mouth."

Ass, boobs, nipples, and lady-bits are terms that have served me pretty well so far.
Dec 09 12 03:18 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Drew Smith Photography
Posts: 5,209
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom


Axioma wrote:
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).

Yup - these are the terms I use.

For avoidance of doubt though; 'lady garden' is not in my vocabulary.  smile

Dec 09 12 03:25 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Amadea T
Posts: 3,300
Columbus, Ohio, US


photodorset wrote:
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'

lol
OOOh, rough!

Dec 09 12 05:32 am  Link  Quote 
Model
MB Jen B
Posts: 2,833
Clarksville, Tennessee, 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

All are agreeble to me. Although since I remember a that was played a lot in the 80's I also have the term "nubs" stuck in my memory too.
Jen

Dec 09 12 06:06 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kens Lens
Posts: 804
Aurora, Colorado, US


It's to bad there cant be a definitive word that all ladies find acceptable, it will always be a tight rope walk for the crotch area. Even the mods are all over the place on whats acceptable for posting. I just had a shot deleted by the mods that was way tamer than what wins the 18+ contests.
Dec 09 12 06:25 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Art of the nude
Posts: 11,780
Olivet, Michigan, US


Seker Pare wrote:
'I don't like openly displaying my genitals to the world'
'I don't like presenting'
'I am comfortable... just no butt hole shots please'
lol

Seems so clear, but to some models, this shot (18+) shows "genitals" even though, medically it doesn't.  But it is pointless and unproductive to argue such matters at a shoot.  The key being, of course, that from the statement by itself, I don't know if you're comfortable posing for that shot, and if you aren't it greatly limits what I can do.

Dec 09 12 06:36 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Amadea T
Posts: 3,300
Columbus, Ohio, US


Well I take all my lady parts with me wherever I go, so they will inevitably end up in an image or twelve..

It's just a body. If it's not mine, it'll be someone else's. I'd prefer it were mine, for obvious reasons.

As for the 'doctor's office' talk thingy: I 'hire' the doctor, not the other way around. He doesn't need me to figure out what to do with his day.

A photographer however hires me - let's agree on agreeable terms if you're squeamish, and/or just don't call my lady garden anything one might hear in a porno.

All good.
Dec 09 12 07:59 am  Link  Quote 
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RKD Photographic
Posts: 3,263
Iserlohn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


I quite like the German 'posh' slang for vagina: 'Mu-Mu' (short for 'muttermund' or mothering-mouth - German lacks so much in aesthetics sometimes...lol).

All sorts of hilarity ensues when my 2 year old daughter listens to CDs of English nursery rhymes - "Old Macdonald had a Cow" brings the house down here... big_smile
Dec 09 12 08:20 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Perry Finch Media
Posts: 149
Chicago, Illinois, US


NothingIsRealButTheGirl wrote:
Like Ansel Adams I use the Zone System, and I number the various parts Zone I through Zone X.

Breasts

Kitty

Booty

Dec 09 12 08:23 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Amadea T
Posts: 3,300
Columbus, Ohio, US


^^^
Approves of kitty. How could I forget that even? *headdesk*

RKD Photographic wrote:
I quite like the German 'posh' slang for vagina: 'Mu-Mu' (short for 'muttermund' or mothering-mouth - German lacks so much in aesthetics sometimes...lol).

All sorts of hilarity ensues when my 2 year old daughter listens to CDs of English nursery rhymes - "Old Macdonald had a Cow" brings the house down here... big_smile

I love the Mumu!!!!

lol

Wie heisst die Freundin from Eskimo?


Eskimoese (sorry, keine Umlaute hier).

Dec 09 12 08:27 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GER Photography
Posts: 7,491
Imperial, California, US


Snicker doodles??
Dec 09 12 08:30 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Carl Roberts
Posts: 32,923
Saint Petersburg, Florida, US


How cool is it for this girl to have her image used on wikipedia

To be known as the girl, that if you want to know what a breast looks like, you should look at her breast

That's pretty cool I would think

Dec 09 12 08:35 am  Link  Quote 
Model
DivaEroticus
Posts: 14,285
Fayetteville, Arkansas, US


Boobs
Tits
Breasts
Nipples
Ass
Butt
Mons Venus
Pubes

Other things.  Mostly, it depends on the shoot/situation.
Dec 09 12 08:49 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Lisa J Models
Posts: 44
Miami, Florida, US


Eurocat wrote:
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?

I actually think its quite hilarious when a photog....most likely a grown man or woman...has an issue stumbling over the right word to say when referring to certain body parts. As a Bio student, I well...call it what it is; boobs, breast, butt, backside, vagina (oh my gasp!)...Usually when it comes to dealing with a  photog that seems uncomfortable with spitting the words out, I just blurt it out. Photog usually nods his head and agreement and then I reassure him/her that its ok, we're humans, as far as sex is concerned, we all have them and most likely have all seen them. They usually loosen up after I say the words myself.


The funnier issue is when I shoot with other models not comfortable shooting nude or semi-nude and I strip down and walk out on set with no qualms. The faces some people make are priceless. It's all about being truly comfortable in your own skin. Let it show!

Dec 09 12 09:13 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Snyder Studios
Posts: 176
Los Angeles, California, US


Is "Cooch" aka "Coochie" not on anybody's list?

Thought "Cooter" was a character from Mayberry...
Dec 09 12 09:16 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Shaun Tia
Posts: 1,696
Phoenix, Arizona, US


I dont think "pussy" should be used during a professional photoshoot. It definitely has a sexual overtone that cant be ignored.
tongue

I think the weirdest one I got was "pubic mound"

Hahaha.

But I'm usually pretty okay with whatever they call my bits as long as it's not creep-ified.
Dec 09 12 12:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lawrence Guy
Posts: 17,620
LAKE PEEKSKILL, New York, US


I go with variety and spontaneity.

For example, I might tell a model "um... your 'place that shall not be named' is showing a bit in that pose," and when she's says "what are you talking about?" I'll respond with "I can see your cervix from here, close your damn legs, ho!"

But I only go that route when I know the model well.
Dec 09 12 02:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Designit - Edward Olson
Posts: 1,626
Eureka, California, US


Tegan Lynn MUA wrote:
(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...

I would recommend getting over your dislike for people's use of vagina to mean the whole of a woman's genitalia. It is a common colloquialism.

Dec 09 12 02:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Artist/Painter
aquarelle
Posts: 1,907
Chicago, Illinois, US


Shaun Tia wrote:
I think the weirdest one I got was "pubic mound"

The "Mons Venus" (pubic mound) is the real thing.  And it can be a magnificent subject! smile

Dec 09 12 02:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
CRB Photography
Posts: 978
Denver, Colorado, US


Parts is parts!
Dec 09 12 02:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
P I X I E
Posts: 35,251
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Breasts
Nipples
Crotch
Bum
Dec 09 12 02:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
E LeBron Pryor
Posts: 45
New York, New York, US


I usually use funny words so the model isnt offended.

Ass - Ill usually say "booty or butt", If she is one of my regulars, Ill call it the potato or onion.

Vagina sounds like a doctor is talking, so ill say - "coochie or cooch" (lately, ive been using the word "cooze" and the models seem to laff at that one. By the end of the shoot it is now called Jerry Coozeman (a play off the baseball player's name) VaJayJay is also cute. Models laff at that too.

Breasts sounds like im cooking chicken, so ill say boobs. If its a nipple showing ill let them know a lil "Nipsey Russell" is peeking out the shirt.

btw: someone mentioned Cooter. "Cooter" was on Dukes of Hazzard not Mayberry.

Its ok to laff now...
Dec 09 12 02:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
PTPhotoUT
Posts: 1,959
Salt Lake City, Utah, US


Lets see there is:

Lady part A (ss).
Lady part B (oob)
Lady part V (JJ)

That just about covers the lady parts.

In practice though I usually use chest, bum, and um, well, I'm just not much of a cooter shooter.
Dec 09 12 02:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jerry Nemeth
Posts: 26,732
Dearborn, Michigan, US


Shaun Tia wrote:
I dont think "pussy" should be used during a professional photoshoot. It definitely has a sexual overtone that cant be ignored.
tongue

I think the weirdest one I got was "pubic mound"

Hahaha.

But I'm usually pretty okay with whatever they call my bits as long as it's not creep-ified.

I don't remember discussing your parts with you.  I just photographed you!   smile

Dec 09 12 02:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Red Baron Photography
Posts: 318
Montreal, Quebec, Canada


[ love the Mumu!!!!

lol

Wie heisst die Freundin from Eskimo?


Eskimoese (sorry, keine Umlaute hier).

lol, hatte ich total vergessen, there are a lot of Eskimoesen here in Canada smile

Dec 09 12 02:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
J Jessica
Posts: 2,016
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US


child-feeding tubulars = breasts

pigmented udder cones = nipples

frontal waste-expelling valve = vaginal

rear cushions = butt

smile
Dec 09 12 02:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
E LeBron Pryor
Posts: 45
New York, New York, US


I dont even feel comfy saying the word "pussy" unless im doing the do. I really has no place being said during a photo shoot.

LMAO @ pubic mound !!!
Dec 09 12 03:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Tegan Lynn
Posts: 993
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada


Designit - Edward Olson wrote:
I would recommend getting over your dislike for people's use of vagina to mean the whole of a woman's genitalia. It is a common colloquialism.

I realize it's a colloquialism, but I don't have to like it. I don't rage at anyone for it or anything, but I do have my personal feelings on it. I'm finding this difficult to phrase, so bear with me. I personally dislike it because I think it shows a lack of respect or caring for knowledge of women's sexuality. It reduces our whole genitals to the one part that is known for giving pleasure to men. It ignores the rest of our genitals and the parts that can give us pleasure. It has become a colloquialism in part due to ignorance on both men and women's parts. Half the women I know who use it incorrectly honestly are just that ignorant. I find it sad. I remember having to teach myself the parts of my body through the internet because in health class we only learned the names of our internal reproductive organs. Everyone in class was taught the anatomy of male genitalia, most people know the testicles are different from the penis, and few people use the word penis to refer to all of a male's genitalia. Not so the other way around. For years the only word I had to describe my genitalia was vagina. There are all sorts of other parts and they have proper names as well. I think we should be using them. For this reason I prefer terms that include all of our genitalia when that is the part of our bodies being referred to. Doesn't even have to be the anatomically correct one.

Again, these are my personal feelings on the matter. I'm not trying to say one way is right or wrong, I'm just explaining the reasoning and feelings behind my dislike of the practice. I know people who use it are not trying to insult or disrespect me and I don't take it as an offense. I just don't like it.

Dec 09 12 03:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
DivaEroticus
Posts: 14,285
Fayetteville, Arkansas, US


aquarelle wrote:

The "Mons Venus" (pubic mound) is the real thing.  And it can be a magnificent subject! smile

Yes.

Dec 09 12 03:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Loli Scotch
Posts: 78
Austin, Texas, US


Hahaha, hmm.  For breasts, I think any number of nicknames are amusing - sweater puppies (or kittens), jiggly bits, tits, etc.  The more random, the better, though I can't think of anything outstanding at the moment.  As a whole, titties are fun and amazing, and should be addressed accordingly.

Nipples seems like a weird thing to get nervous about.  There aren't as many fun names for them, either.  Nips, I guess?  Anyone have any good ones?

For some reason the girly bits, "lady garden" (haha, that's great) area I am a bit more picky on.  I dislike crude, sexual context names for that whole area.  "Pussy," "snatch," "gash," "cooter."  They are gross sounding, and make me think of porno "sex" talk that is more cheesy than sexy, rather than a fun and respectful photoshoot.  I really liked the example posted earlier of calling it "nonsense."  I've called that whole area "this shenanigans" before, with the same awkward hand waving that most nervous photographers do.
Dec 09 12 03:08 pm  Link  Quote 
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