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How would you feel taking off all your clothes in front of strangers (mostly)

Asked by wundayatta (58638points) December 1st, 2010

You’ve been offered enough money to do a nude photo shoot for a magazine. You are at the shoot, and it comes time to get out of your clothes. There are photographers and their assistants and maybe your agent or lawyer—a mix of people you know and don’t know.

How do you prepare yourself to do this and how do you feel taking off your clothes? Is it any different from taking off your clothes for a doctor’s examination? And how much did they have to pay you to get you to do this?

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I’ve taken most of my clothes off as a burlesque performer in front of strangers, so it wouldn’t bother me and I have no issue with being naked with people (strangers or not) so it wouldn’t matter, especially if I was really into the idea behind the nude photo shoot. I’ve had naked photo shoots before for free but the pictures went to me, mostly.

Cruiser's avatar

I have never had or would have an issue doing that at all. Any close up long lens activity would be a bit creepy though. My modeling fee though is pretty high and so far no takers! ;)

iamthemob's avatar

I’ve done it a few times myself, in both a professional and social context (yes, there are such things as non-sexual naked parties).

It’s weirder in the professional context as it is inherently objectifying. In the social context, though, it’s often inherently subject -ifying.

In either case, it feels damn liberating.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Not on your life. No amount of money in the world would be enough. No way, no how, never going to happen.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

That wouldn’t be a problem.The closest I have come to that is showing a full size nude self-portrait to a figure illustration class for finals.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

It wouldn’t be a problem at all. That would be better than lying on a table while an old doctor runs an ultrasound on your testicles for a half hour. With another guy watching. And I had to pay him.

Seelix's avatar

The thing that would bother me would be having nude photos of myself out there for sale or for whatever reason. Not the actual nudity itself. What are these people doing with the photos anyway?

ucme's avatar

You see, the problem is this. I’d be fine with it in theory, but as soon as an attractive woman appeared on the scene, well….....wayhay & up she rises! Physically incapable of controlling “the beastie.” Cest la vie.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Seelix Are you familar with Angela Barron? She said her mother told her never to commit anything to film.

harple's avatar

I would be very up for it! The closest I’ve done is a copy of the famous Arena Tennis Photo (with a violin instead of a tennis racket) and I have to admit I was shaking like a leaf… (Male photographer and his girlfriend present, and anyone driving past or looking out of their house windows!)

PoppingBoner's avatar

Can I take my clothing off and fart too?

Then I am in!

Supacase's avatar

It would have to be a LOT of money, especially with photos being available to the public. As far as how to psych myself up, I would be a nervous wreck but then just drop the robe and get it over with.

Frankie's avatar

I think it would be a bit awkward at first, as I’ve never been naked in front of more than two people (male or female) at a time, but, as I love and am very comfortable with my body, I think it would be fine once I became acclimated. I might even do it for free. Honestly, the only thing stopping me from doing something like that is the possibility of male members of my family, or my male coworkers, stumbling upon the pictures while searching for porn or something. That does make me a bit uncomfortable.

Eclipse's avatar

I would feel sorry for them.

BoBo1946's avatar

Oh, I’ve done that lots of times the last month at the hospital….. the nurses always wanted to see my incision.. if not that, they would love to look under the sheet! Like i didn’t know! Fringe benefits of the job i guess. And, the nurses were quick to volunteer to give you a shower…loll.

JustJessica's avatar

I’ve quite a few risqué photo shoots so it doesn’t bother me a bit. It’s so natural, it shouldn’t be a big deal.

JilltheTooth's avatar

I used to do art class modeling in college and it never phased me, unless the room was cold. If the temp is comfy, fine, I don’t care. The way I look now I’d be highly amused by the offer.

downtide's avatar

There is no such thing as “enough money” for me to consider doing that before I’ve finished with my transition surgery. I am considering a set of “before-during-after” pics though.

Zyx's avatar

When so much seems to be at stake I look at all the cons/downsides, and if I can turn them into pros/upsides I’m good. Otherwise get the hell out of there.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I had to do it regularly with my Japanese coworkers when we went to the Onsen. I figured, if they can do it, I can do it. No big deal.
I will admit to being a little self conscious of my chest and body hair.

AmWiser's avatar

Hahahahahahahahahahaha! Yes, I’m insane. I think that’s the only way I would be able to do it.XD

Scooby's avatar

Not a problem, I did a bit of stripping in my younger days when I was hard up, it was my dancing & prancing about that I was more conscious of…. :-/
£60.00 a night, parties a little more… once I’d got past the first few shows it was a doddle, anyone can do it. ;-)
Naked is easy, we’re all the same naked, even the embarrassing bits :-/

ratboy's avatar

I thought that I should have some experience before answering, so I went downtown and stripped on a busy street corner. At first it was no big deal—but, I suppose that at a photo shoot law enforcement wouldn’t feel the need to inject itself into the undertaking.

filmfann's avatar

I considered doing that for extra money in college.
I finally decided against it because I was worried my pecs weren’t big enough, and my back was so bad I couldn’t stand in one position too long.

Haleth's avatar

Every time I take a photo, I’m either blinking or have a goofy look on my face. The camera just never catches my best side. So if you add nudity to that, it’s just a recipe for a really awkward photo.

YARNLADY's avatar

I am not the least bit shy about nudity.

OpryLeigh's avatar

I don’t have a problem with people seeing my body and, so, could quite easily take my clothes off in front of people for a photo shoot providing I felt that the pictures would be artistic and flattering to my form. I wouldn’t take my clothes off for anything pornographic I have no problem with porn in general but do not wish to take part in it myself or degrading to my beliefs. At one point I was considering becoming a life model for a bit of extra money.

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