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[NSFW] What do you think of these images?

Asked by Shippy (9852 points ) November 30th, 2012

I think they are so sexy!

Or how about these girls? Do you find them appealing or do you find them fat and out of shape?

OK, I admit I have a curvy girl ‘fetish’. Do you have any favorites amongst the plus size models taking over the ramps these days! Or do you feel a few carrot sticks are needed around here?

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TheProfoundPorcupine's avatar

For me it is sexier when there are curves and maybe it is my way of thinking, but if I see a photograph of a thin woman the first thing that comes into my head is not…ohhh she is sexy….but….ohhh she needs a good 3 course meal down her throat.

I know some people are just naturally built that way and that is fair enough, but I guess this is one thing that makes us humans so interesting in that I see a woman with curves and think wow whereas others will see women with curves and think…better keep off the cakes.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I’d be hard pressed to refuse anything Nigella Lawson served me.

tedd's avatar

I personally prefer petite girls, but those photos are very well done and those women are definitely attractive.

elbanditoroso's avatar

My opinion: there is such a thing as too curvy, just as there is such a thing as too emaciated. Most of the pictures that you point to are over my personal line of requisite curviness.

I am not one of the population who thinks that big boobs (or for that matter butts) is sexually attractive. Some do, I don’t.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

Yes, I prefer firm, full-bodied women with the classic hourglass shape. Today’s supermodels remind me of pictures of Auschwitz victims with gaunt faces, ribs showing, bony butts and jutting hip bones. I could never understand why a man would want a woman with the body of a 13 year old boy.

Leanne1986's avatar

I think all of those women look good and appear to be carrying the weight well. If they are healthy then I wouldn’t say they were out of shape, what is “in shape” anyway? However, I am not attracted to this sort of shape in general (there are a few exceptions, I find Sara Ramirez absolutely stunning) and prefer a slim (this does not mean skinny or bony) but muscular build on a woman. I also prefer smaller boobs.

Seek's avatar

^ Sara Ramirez is painfully sexable.

Leanne1986's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr Oh yes! I also agree with @LuckyGuy about Nigella Lawson. Yum!

deni's avatar

Those women for the most part look pretty good but lets be honest it’s Pinterest and I’m sure they’re photoshopped to hell. I’m not sure how often you find an overweight woman, as beautiful as she can be, without any cellulite or flab at all? None of those ladies have it, they all seem to be very petite women except stretched out to a wider size. It’s kind of weird.

Mama_Cakes's avatar

Some appeal to me. Not all.

Mariah's avatar

I love how curves look and I wish I had them. But some women don’t and it doesn’t mean they’re unnatural or hurting themselves, despite popular belief. Sorry, pet peeve right there.

dabbler's avatar

I’d have to say, Christina Hendricks floats my boat.
I liked her on Mad Men but I like her even more on Life.

But in general “good shape” to me is not skinny or plump but more a matter of fitness for one’s personal body type.

JLeslie's avatar

The first link has some great photos, not just sexy women, but the artistry in the shot is beautiful. The first several photos reminded me why they say the heart shape was created to remind us of a woman’s butt. Towards the bottom of the page of the first link some of the girls were too heavy for me not to think, if she just lost 10 pounds. The second link they are almost all too heavy to not think they need to lose weight. Some of the women are beautiful, and I just see their beauty as hidden somewhat by the extra pounds.

I like women to be curvy. I hate when women are very lean or you can see every muscle and vein.

DigitalBlue's avatar

I agree with @deni.
This type of imagery is no less fake, possibly even more “fake,” than what we see on the cover of Vogue.
Sure, these women are fuller-bodied, but they have been airbrushed to remove every ripple, every droop of skin, and I’d bet money that many of their waists have been digitally nipped to enhance that hourglass shape. “Fat” bodies don’t really look like that.

Now.

I love me a full bodied woman. I think that voluptuous breasts and a round belly are incredibly sexy. I find the women in these photos to be more sexually appealing than most models that you see in more mainstream fashion publications. However, I’ve also been attracted to, and have mostly dated, very slender women. I like both from a purely aesthetic perspective.

But these pictures piss me off.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

So basically, this question is about fetishizing what you consider to be ‘curvy’ or fat-shaming. No thanks.

Shippy's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir Since you asked if this ‘question’ was about fat shaming, I’ll answer as I asked it. I just find it sad that we don’t see more of these women around in magazines and so on. I used the word ‘fetish’ in jest. I am actually more into men. I find these women gorgeous. @JLeslie Yes, not all were appealing to me either. But individual taste is always different. @DigitalBlue I don’t have an ounce of cellulite and I have been plus size, I have been skinny and I have been average. @LuckyGuy Nigella is my favorite, it’s a shame she lost so much weight. But she is still beautiful no matter which way you cut it. @profoundporcupine Not all women are shapely because of cake. As you know I have bounced around from thin, to heavy from medications. I prefer heavy :). I think these pictures are sexy, gorgeous and in celebration of women that are not the typical shape of what yesterdays media dictated.

JLeslie's avatar

@Shippy I just a discussion about fuller figured women being used in more advertising. One side was that it represents what the average women really looks like. The other side said it promotes a feeling that overweight is nornal, and people become accustomed to seeing heavier people and don’t know what weight is a good healthy weight. I’m inclined to agree with the latter. At the same time, I am very against lots of airbrushing and electronic sculpting.

DigitalBlue's avatar

I would see it more as a “celebration” if women in the media weren’t airbrushed, cropped, nipped, brightened, and highlighted to look like they’re made of plastic.

Also, @Shippy, regardless of your weight or size, it’s estimated that at least 80% of post-pubescent women have cellulite, so, you are very fortunate, indeed.

Shippy's avatar

@JLeslie All shapes are healthy if they live a healthy lifestyle. I think that has been a problem in the past. Where only one shape was considered healthy. Of course for example fat around the stomach is not healthy. As this increases heart attack risk. (Not that I am any expert). @DigitalBlue You don’t think that probably every image of a woman whether, slim, small, tall, large, or other is not airbrushed? I doubt that 80% of women have cellulite. I live in a hot country we are always on the beach. I don’t see that much cellulite. THIN person do also get cellulite by the way. It is NOT a fat issue.

TheProfoundPorcupine's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir so basically what you are saying in your answer is…sorry I have not read the question correctly and nor have I understood it, but I will make a comment anyway. If you had missed the point of this question any further you would have shot completely off the internet.

Yetanotheruser's avatar

I think a good hefty woman is extremely sexy.

DigitalBlue's avatar

@Shippy I said, regardless of size. It isn’t about size or weight, it’s about the structure of the connective tissue in our bodies.
Yes, I think all of those photos are airbrushed, and that’s what I dislike about it. I’d love to see bodies, all bodies, celebrated in their natural state.

Shippy's avatar

@DigitalBlue That’s such a good point. I wish so too. All round we’d have a healthier body image and expectation of people in general.

cookieman's avatar

One word: Hubba

Now I need to go be alone.

DigitalBlue's avatar

@Shippy that’s really what I was saying in the first place. I wish that society would steer more toward embracing and appreciating what real bodies look like, whatever their shape or size. I’ve said this here before, but I have a serious body image disorder, and I am all about body acceptance. Real body acceptance. I think that the women in these photos are beautiful, but not because they are bigger than typical models, and certainly not because they have been airbrushed into paper dolls, but because they are confident and healthy and comfortable enough in their own skin to allow someone to take their picture like this. I just think it’s a shame that we as a society can’t appreciate the raw deal, the photos, the bodies, as they are, without smoothing and stretching and nipping here and there.

TheProfoundPorcupine's avatar

@Shippy oh yeah I know that not every woman is heavy due to cake, but I do know that some people believe that is the case or they use it as a throw away remark to show their disgust or horror that there are actually women out there that are curvier than others.

People of all shapes and sizes can be hot.

JLeslie's avatar

@Shippy That is simply false. Thank goodness Dr. Oz has taken up the goal of teaching the public being obese is almost never healthy. I don’t like Dr. Oz much in general, it is hard for me to watch and listen to him, but I like that he promotes that idea. He cuts people open and sees all the fat and artery clogging mess (he is a cardiologist) he knows the truth, what is really happening inside. Heavy people wind up needng joints replaced (so do marathon runners, but that is a different topic) getting diabetes, amd many many more health related illnesses. It is a fact that obesity makes people less healthy on average.

Shippy's avatar

@JLeslie I know, what I am saying is: one cannot assume that you are OK just because you are thin. You are not. I know many thin people with blood pressure and cholesterol issues. Or they smoke. Some people are not born to be THIN. They are genetically predisposed to be larger. THAT is a fact. It is a case by case issue. Some larger people, run, eat right, and are healthy. Because they are living as they were meant to be. Some thin people do none of this. They are unhealthy.

DigitalBlue's avatar

@JLeslie actually, I have recently been seeing more and more studies coming out supporting the idea that it isn’t weight that impacts health, rather metabolic health. People who are classified as overweight, but are metabolically healthy, don’t have the typical health issues that we associate with obesity, and may actually be healthier. A person who is physically thin, but not metabolically healthy, runs into the same health risks as their heavier counterparts.

I’m not saying that’s true or false, but I’m pretty sure that the “experts” are mostly talking out of their asses when it comes to weight and weight loss. I’m pretty convinced that they don’t know the answers, yet, plain and simple.

Shippy's avatar

@TheProfoundPorcupine I am a developer on the Virtual Chat world IMVU. I make clothes for large bodies. Most of the bodies there are thin. Most of the avatars are thin. I have gone into chat rooms with a larger body and been ridiculed. Or booted. Who boots me? Females. Who gets upset with the larger bodied avatars, mostly females. I have one ‘friend’ on there that has “do not enter if you have a fat ass”.

I find women are the most critical of body weight. Yet they often blame media and men. Whereas most of the men that encounter my larger bodies avatar like it. I find THAT interesting.

TheProfoundPorcupine's avatar

@JLeslie I think in your answer stating that it is simply false and then using terms such as “almost never” and “on average” is a slight contradiction.

As has been said by both @Shippy and @DigitalBlue health comes down to so many different contributing factors. I know people that are overweight where they are very healthy (I don’t think having tennis elbow can be put down as being due to weight) whereas somebody I have known my entire life and who is thin, eats healthy, does exercise, does not smoke or drink and they have so far developed a chronic lung condition, had a heart attack and 3 stents put in and has to take over 15 tablets a day just to stay out of hospital.

TheProfoundPorcupine's avatar

@Shippy that is interesting that it even extends into a virtual chat world and you can only imagine what they will be like in real life if they are like that towards an avatar. Do you think it’s because they are scared of the larger body looking just as sexy as them? or are they scared of them not being the centre of attention?

Shippy's avatar

@TheProfoundPorcupine I don’t know, I think they can’t think beyond the programing of society and realize they themselves are sexy. Oh, don’t worry, I also go through that. I had anorexia for most of my adult life. I was nothing like these images. I had such a negative self image. Now at age 50, and I look back and wish with all my heart that these images existed. (I lived in the old days!!). I was just perfect how I was. I wasted most of my life, dieting, exercising and beating myself up because I wasn’t a rod rail. I wasn’t even as curvy as these girls. Life goes so fast, and I wish I had, had a better body image.

augustlan's avatar

I find women and men of all shapes and sizes attractive. To get back to the original question. :p

JLeslie's avatar

@Shippy I absolutely agree. Thin people can be very unhealthy. Even when I was a young skinny girl my cholesterol was 270. My thin, won’t use a microwave, BIL just got through with rectal cancer treatment at the age of 46.

@TheProfoundPorcupine Well, it is a little contradictory, I would agree with that. But, for the most part it is true the heavier you are the more risk of health problems. Someone will always point out their 80 pound overweight grandma who smoked since the age of 12 and lived to be 100, so I rather just not say never or always from the start.

Shippy's avatar

@augustlan Yay! Thank you, me too :P

blueiiznh's avatar

They are simply images.
Pictures don’t do it for me.

FutureMemory's avatar

I love them! Thanks for the beautiful pics, OP.

Shippy's avatar

@FutureMemory You are welcome :)

ucme's avatar

They remind me of thumbing through the lingerie section of catalogues when I was a kid.
As Benny Hill would say, “I like em big, BIG!

flutherother's avatar

I’ve never understood the concept that thinness equals beauty in women. Fashion shows use gaunt women from whom they can hang clothes as if from a wire hanger but these are not the women that the great majority of men find attractive. They may have striking faces but their bony outlines do not appeal. Why would any woman want to imitate them? I prefer the women in your pictures.

Mama_Cakes's avatar

Overall, I prefer curvy women. My partner prior to this one was very much like Sarah Ramirez. Chesty, curvy hips/thighs, beautiful shapely ass and a belly that I loved. Very sexy.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@TheProfoundPorcupine Oh, cute. Who are you again? I read it exactly right. If you don’t like it, I can’t help you.

TheProfoundPorcupine's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir Oh dear you seem to be slightly touchy as well as having difficulty in reading.

Oh and in reply to your question about who I am I think the clue is in the name as I often find that names are great at telling you who a person is and it is one of the main reasons why we have them.

Yeahright's avatar

@TheProfoundPorcupine What does @Simone_De_Beauvoir exactly mean with Who are you again? Does he/she want your real name? Or is he/she implying Who are you here on Fluther (newbie)?
Obviously he/she didn’t see that @Shippy quoted the word ‘fetish’ which suggests there is a slight problem with her reading and truly interpreting the message as it was intended. Reading is more than decodifying letters and words, it is ultimately processing and finding the real meaning and semantic sense that the message as a whole conveys.

DigitalBlue's avatar

I definitely felt from @Simone_De_Beauvoir‘s reply that it isn’t acceptable to file any woman’s body type as good or bad, particularly in extreme categories like “fetish” (good) or “do you feel a few carrot sticks are needed here” (fat-shaming/bad). That isn’t an issue with reading the question, it’s an opinion, and no less valid than any of the others expressed in response to this question.

TheProfoundPorcupine's avatar

@Yeahright I believe that the line you quoted was an attempt to recreate the moment at school when the new kid said something that somebody that had been there for longer didn’t agree with and felt that they had to scold them for it.

In my opinion, if that kind of line has to be pulled out of the bag in a discussion, then it comes across as the person struggling to put together a more concise argument.

augustlan's avatar

[mod says] Let’s not get all flamey, guys. Remember to disagree without being disagreeable.

Yeahright's avatar

@DigitalBlue Sometimes it isn’t so much what you say but how you say it.
@TheProfoundPorcupine Yeah. Something like that.

Yeahright's avatar

@augustlan No one is being flamey. We are just commenting. I don’t see the flames.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@Yeahright Usually if you want to know the answer to something I said, you can ask me directly and not the stranger who knows nothing about what I’m saying. @TheProfoundPorcupine Bored. But I did enjoy reading how much you like your cock and porn stars. So are you going to do this where we pretend you’re like some dudebro and you hate feminists like me or some shit? Please, boring. But, then again, Fluther is new to you so you might still get kicks out of that sort of thing. I was just checking, don’t worry..I’m not around here much anymore.

Yeahright's avatar

Wow! I see the flames now. Condescending.
What does someones’ profile info have to do with their answers on a particular topic?
Unbelievable!!

TheProfoundPorcupine's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir I would love you to point out where I have said I hate feminists and yet again I see the comment about being new to fluther much like an Elvis LP being stuck on Heartbreak Hotel for the second time in a row.

I also have no intention of being worried about you not being around much anymore.

filmfann's avatar

I think all the images I have seen on this page, so far, are attractive. Even that hentai perv stuff @ragingloli posted.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@TheProfoundPorcupine Nowhere, I am joking. Geez, I was making fun of how people make easy assumptions here. Anyway, never mind, this is pointless. @Yeahright Again, though I do not tolerate passive aggressive behavior, I’ll engage you one last time. I was not talking to you about your profile answers and meant when I said I enjoyed reading that part of someone’s else’s profile.

Shippy's avatar

@DigitalBlue Every one has a right to an opinion. Some think larger ladies should go on a diet. Some do not. I happen to love larger ladies, but am open to the opinions of those who do not. This question was regards that. I think they are very sexy and gorgeous, but was asking if others agreed. Also because I had not enlarged the photographs, I did not notice that, most of them, on the one link were NOT airbrushed. So not sure why you wrote lengthy replies on why these women were Photoshopped and tweaked. They are not. In fact I did further searches into who some of them were. And were delighted to see more images of them with more cellulite than was showing on these photos. I think that is fantastic. However, to be a plus size model one has to be fit and toned. Which is a reasonable request. I can’t answer anything I’m afraid in regards to your questions @Simone_De_Beauvoir as nothing you are saying makes any sense to me at all. Sorry.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@Shippy That’s okay. I actually believe you.

Shippy's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir ha ha you’re funny! I hope you do stick around.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@Shippy nah, my love affair with fluther has passed but it was hot and heavy once…i hope it’s just like that for you

Brian1946's avatar

I’m very attracted to big, voluptuous women, so I find most of the women in those photos to be much more attractive than those that I would see in Playboy or a Victoria’s Secret catalog.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@Brian1946 Word. I second that.

Brian1946's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir

I also like it when they give me lurve. ;-)

ETpro's avatar

Color me old fashioned, but those ladies are my idea of feminine perfection. Worship quality.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Fat, they really need to keep covered. (I think I taste bile)

Mama_Cakes's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central I hope that you’re kidding.

augustlan's avatar

I doubt he is. Sigh.

ucme's avatar

Think he meant to say, “I think I talk bile.”

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@ucme IF I meant to say that, I would have said that. Check your powers of clairvoyance, it needs new batteries. I have to say you are incorrect

ucme's avatar

Of course i’m correct in thinking what you think I think.

Mama_Cakes's avatar

I’ll hold my tongue. Probably shouldn’t say what I want to say.

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