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I was a painter over 15 years ago. I saw my first naked woman before I even knew what an erection was. I have always appreciated the aesthetics of the human body, and still do the occasional sketches. I frequently stop to observe the form, the movement, the proportion of bodies that I encounter, and it often probably makes me seem like a bisexual creep. (I actually doubted my sexuality for many years because I couldn't stop looking at dudes.) I would even frequent so-called "gentlemen's clubs" because I would be able to stare up close at the raw female form and it would not be frowned-upon. (Yes, that Ukrainian woman is as close to the real thing as it gets, including her music choice.) But I am also a socially-handicapped nerd, and a guy. I have been intimately involved with pornography for years, because I don't have to navigate social protocols in order to get Kayden Kross to take her clothes off; I merely have to click on "Play".

I'm reminded of one one my first Crossfit workouts with this tidbit. I had just signed up there, and being an budding avid photographer, I could help looking around and both the men and women and mentally "framing" them in my head. Not in a porn way, but in a "How could I show this person's strength, or agility or whatever else" in a photo. Ended up staring at this guys back while he was doing pullups for what was an uncomfortably long time for me.

 

 

Nah, you got me wrong. It wasn't the pole dance vid I was referencing, it was the "look at my tight butt and perky boobs, all sweaty from this exercise" vid that I meant. The pole dance stuff was awesome and every bit as inspiring and impressive as any gymnast or ballerina working their craft. :D

We in the photo biz call that a "guy with a camera"... that was the vibe I got from that one.

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My main motivation comes from following the Instagrams of girls that lift a boatload of weight, and they just happen to be small Asian girls like me. Every time I watch a video of them deadlifting or squatting, I feel motivated to train so that I can get to that point. It's usually not very porn-ish, considering that instead of sporting thongs, they sometimes wear goofy leggings with banana prints, and instead of zooming way in on the butt, you get to see them squat at a reasonable distance and angle. 

 

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Nah, you got me wrong. It wasn't the pole dance vid I was referencing, it was the "look at my tight butt and perky boobs, all sweaty from this exercise" vid that I meant. The pole dance stuff was awesome and every bit as inspiring and impressive as any gymnast or ballerina working their craft. :D

yeah- I added the edit in- I didn't watch the meghan video first before I posted.

 

I had still been on the fence about the pole dancing videos which is why I left my comment and only added an "edit"

 

I agree- the undies and face/boob/ass/ shots and panting really kind of turn me off- same with some of the body rock ones- they were really bad back in the day- some of them STILL are bad. 

 

it's exhausting.

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I like that one because she seems so calm and self assured. Sure, she could try to start manically start cranking them out to stay on top numbers-wise but, instead, she just keeps up her form and keeps on chugging away.

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Whoa! There are some real gems here. Thank you all for uploading. I'll make sure to go through it all tomorrow.

 

 

Haha. Well, technically the definition of porn is quite subjective, and ultimately boils down to the intent of the creator. And since none of us is Professor Xavier, the best that we can do is deduce what the creator meant to portray. We can either spend all our time unsuccessfully trying to figure out what exactly that person meant with that statement, or we could just look inwardly and figure out what it means to us. It's semantics, and the whole porn vs. art debate has been going on for decades.

 

I was a painter over 15 years ago. I saw my first naked woman before I even knew what an erection was. I have always appreciated the aesthetics of the human body, and still do the occasional sketches. I frequently stop to observe the form, the movement, the proportion of bodies that I encounter, and it often probably makes me seem like a bisexual creep. (I actually doubted my sexuality for many years because I couldn't stop looking at dudes.) I would even frequent so-called "gentlemen's clubs" because I would be able to stare up close at the raw female form and it would not be frowned-upon. (Yes, that Ukrainian woman is as close to the real thing as it gets, including her music choice.) But I am also a socially-handicapped nerd, and a guy. I have been intimately involved with pornography for years, because I don't have to navigate social protocols in order to get Kayden Kross to take her clothes off; I merely have to click on "Play".

 

Yes, Malena Morgan has starred in pornographic films (all lesbian, by the way). Yes, she probably isn't really lifting that barbell, or doing pull-ups. But that doesn't necessarily mean that this was created as fap fodder. It's subject to personal interpretation. If a guy has a foot fetish and beats-off to a magazine ad for sandals, that's his problem; that doesn't make the ad "pornographic". Besides, I don't think porn and art are mutually-exclusive. I have seen some very artfully-shot porn scenes, where emphasis is placed on shot quality, angles, and even script. (It's still under a porno company.) In fact, I saw a film starring Jenna Haze and Sasha Grey, and directed by Dave Navarro. I found it too artsy and alternative for my tastes though.

 

... And I just rationalized my porn habit.

 

He he... I hear you, I hear you! I'm not saying that these videos shouldn't exist, and I am an artist too and I have no problem with nudity. Nude drawing is one of my favorite exercises, and there is nothing erotic about that. The human body is amazing. 

 

But there's gotta be a difference between 'artistic videos in the gym' and videos that aim to inspire you to lift, exercise and improve on your limits. The majority of the videos of female in the gym does the former, and when I want to go to the gym, that does nothing to help me. I agree it might not all have been made as 'fap material'(though I'm pretty sure some of it undoubtedly was), and I should've worded the intro post better, but I'm sure you get what I'm hinting at here. The ladies could be perfectly nude in their videos and I'd be fine with it, as long as they showed the right attitude and focus was made on EXERCISE. I'm not prude, but if I decided I want to watch fitness videos, then god damnit that's all I want to watch.

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Powerlifting for sure, but keep the Olympic lifters in their singlets. I can't imagine the carnage that would come of that.

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Powerlifting for sure, but keep the Olympic lifters in their singlets. I can't imagine the carnage that would come of that.

 

 

This coupled with your avatar...gold.

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I find a certain elegance in human movement, and it doesn't hurt if the subject happens to be attractive.

 

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That's why I need a slow-mo camera, watching people do things in slow-motion is mesmerizing for me.

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I could watch Ronda Rousey throw takedowns all day long!!  her technique is amazing from any set up in any senario.

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yeah, I'm not talking her personality or anything, just her pure technique and ability.  Not to mention her training is pretty inspirational.

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sorry, didn't mean to kill the thread....didn't realize this was in the women's training page

 

**slowly sneaks out of thread**

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