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  • Depends how big your hose is. +5
  • Most of them are probably too busy thinking about themselves and what they are trying to create to think about you.
  • no you are not humiliating yourself. The girls mostly think about their technique of drawing and take you as an object.
  • I'd be embarrassed to look at u. I have something about naked ppl, I jst can't look at them!
  • Supernova- Trust me, my "hose" hangs well ( about 4 and a half inches, flaccid!)- Just that my buddy & his girlfriend agrees w him says, most girls, when their mind goes off the "drawing" for a few moments or during the breaks are probably saying, "How can this guy degrade himself like this, in front of all us college girls?" My buddy uses as proof, the very few men who WOULD stand nude, in front of a group of women! I say it's 'cause they're too darn insecure! Need some female feedback & don't worry if you agree w my friend-I really want to know ! (I'm modelling anyway- just curious if ANY women feel this way!) Thanks ladies!
  • Your buddy is just mad that you are making extra $$ by standing around nude and just looking good. Women don't think that deeply and unless you are dancing around kissing another guy or gal, no degrading is taking place.
  • Your friend is a tard, ignore him.
  • (I'm female) your bud's probably just jealous you're getting paid for being nekked... seriously, it's neither humiliating nor vain-glorious. art students are trying to improve their craft; you're just doing an age-old and time-honored job in this context. most people respect your emotional groundedness for KNOWING this.
  • They are artists - therefore I very much doubt they think that way at all. They will look at you as a subject of art. Besides, I am sure they will be too preoccupied with their own art than to cast judgement upon you. I would imagine that if anybody felt that an artist's model was humilating and degrading himself they would feel just as dirty about themselves for drawing him. Me, personally, I don't think you are degrading yourself. What your friend *really* means is that he personally thinks you are degrading and humiliating yourself. He has no basis other than his own opinions to make that statement, I assume.
  • One of my models(male) posed nude doing a headstand naked in front of mixed class and I was totally distracted by his skin color change in specific areas so were others!
  • I wish I had the bod to model. But alas, everything is sagging. I would like to "humiliate" myself in front of women artists. Just one advice, don't take a cold shower before modeling. You'll lose your job quick. The artists look at you as a subjuct much like they look at a bubbling brook or field of flowers.
  • Well, many women (like my mother and sister) would probably think you were a narcisist, an exhibitionist, an idiot who thinks he can get a hot date this way, or gay, but those women probably wouldn't be taking the class in the first place.
  • Why didn't she tell you, how patient you are to be able to freeze in the same position for a long time? Why hasn't she told you she wishes she was an artist to draw your wonderful body? Why isn't she happy for your opportunity to make some extra bucks? There are lots of people who are ready to discourage us by all means. All lifetime would not be enough to follow their rules. Just go your own way. And no, if I was an artist, I'd never think that way. I'd be too busy concentrating on how to DRAW, not how to judge.
  • Would you model for an all male art class? If the answer is no, then yes you are degrading yourself. If the class must be all women for you to feel comfortable modeling there, than you are according women a higher status than men. That would be fine if we were talking about sex here, but this is all being done in a non-physical context. It's supposed to be more about artistic practice than sex. You are affording women privilege when it comes to this artistic learning opportunity. In doing so, you necessarily deprive male artists of the same opportunity for growth and professional development. So yes, you are degrading yourself simply because you are a man.
  • As an artist who is interested in portrait drawing, I can tell you that artists do not feel you are totally degrading and humiliating yourself. I will soon begain drawing live models, but not naked ones at this time, and I am looking forward to drawing a live subject because other artists say you can capture the essence of a person better that from a photograph. I am looking forward to learning from this experience. I think that if a model felt bad about posing, the artist would not be too happy to capture that emotion in his/her creation. We want confident models.
  • HoboJoe38 on Jun 28, 2009 at 7:46 am Permalink I wish I had the bod to model. But alas, everything is sagging. I would like to "humiliate" myself in front of women artists. Just one advice, don't take a cold shower before modeling. You'll lose your job quick. 3 Pts Rate Answer ---------------- Hi hoboJoe38- I'm a bit confused by your "cold shower" comment! Could you expand on this? Men always looked at cold showers as a way of "reducing" erections or sexual arousal! Are you saying, the students want an "aroused" male model? I think...NOT!
  • I'm not getting the impression that you feel humiliated at all. If it's not bothering you why worry what your buddy is saying. And unless he's psychic how would he know what the girls are thinking. It's a job, right? Although I personally would have a hard time concentrating on drawing a guy nude. Send me a pic? LOL.
  • You aren't humiliating yourself at all. Those women are there to learn how to draw the human body ... someone has to be the model. It's a job.
  • I've drawn from a live model and I wasn't thinking about the person other than how I was working, where the positive and negative spaces were, which direction the light was coming from. He's just jealous and talking from his own fantasies.
  • I dunno.....My college girlfriend had a roommate..she was a big and unattractive woman. Now, I'm a big guy not quite as big as this girl was but I wouldn't model nude out of respect for others. It's one thing to be proud of your body but there's some things people just don't want to see. I'm a bigger guy for instance so I wouldn't wear spandex or a tight muscle shirt. This girl didn't get the concept though she'd wear backless shit to parties it was ......I hate to say it but repulsive. I remember her coming out of the shower one time when I was at their apartment. My girlfriend told her to put some clothes on and SHE had the nerve to tell ME that I didn't care! I had to do everything to be nice to her but she was disgusting. I don't remember what I was getting at, and this may or may not sound really superficial but....you have to know your limits. Oh yeah....she modeled for art classes and when I heard that I just felt...I dunno I felt like it was wrong. She was a bitch too though. So was my girlfriend. Wow......sorry everybody for a pointless sad look into my past.
  • Must be hard keeping your enthusiasm down.
  • this women thinks your buddy has issues...don't let him make them yours!
  • Having gone to an art school where we drew and painted nude models weekly, we recognized that nude modeling was a professional endeavor. It was never so much about the physical appeal of the model or any personal tastes. The focus was on developing our artistic sensitivities and abilities. The models were just living props and often time, cool people to chat with after class.
  • Don't listen to your buddy. I'm sure the girls in the class don' think anything like that. I don't feel you're degrading yourself. I want to be in that art class!
  • Your friend is wrong.When I was in art school,I was there to learn,not worry about whether or not the model was humiliating themself!lol!I was there to ace the class and I did!lol!I do think the human body is beautiful,but I looked at it as just another assignment.We had models of all different shapes,sizes and ages,and races.It doesn't take long to "get over" the nudity either ;)
  • No way, George! They appreciate your body and think you have a ton of confidence!
  • Please feel free to model and "humiliate" yourself in front of me at any time....
  • Naw, its cool. If a man is bold enough and confident enough to pose nude...then Hey. More beauty to ya. Much respect. I like to observe "art"
  • I did that in college. The mionimum wage was $1.50 an hour. I got $5.00 plus I met some nice girls. I have a bust of myself from back then from a sculpting class.
  • Nope. I'm sure the participants in the art class are there because they respect art. In turn, the respect you. Well atleast that's my theory. YOur friend is wrong for jumping to conclusions about the whole group of women.
  • No you are not. It's for a class, therefore it's learning, therefore you're doing it for educational purposes. The girls probably don't care and they probably don't think that.
  • You aren't humiliating yourself by posing for an art class. You are skating the fine line of humiliation here when you use this question and glowing self-testimonials to solicit email addresses to send pics of yourself to women. Send mine to: Icollectweineypictures@yahoo.com Thanks.
  • There is nothing wrong or humiliating in posing for an Art class.
  • I don't know about all women, but I certainly don't agree. There's nothing "degrading" about being nude for actual art. I'm sure your friend is just jealous that you're comfortable doing that and you get paid for it and he doesn't. What a hater.
  • you'd be humiliating yourself if you were shagging photographers in the hope to BE a model!!! What you are doing is great! He just has his own dated opinions which is fine, but his opinion shouldn't be making you feel like you're doing something wrong. If you feel confident enough to do it, carry on, it's your body, your choice and without models like yourself budding artists would struggle very much.

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