Posted by candyposes on 29 Mar 2007 at 04:36 am | Tagged as: Uncategorized
I’m always surprised to learn that other nude models are married and/or have children. I’m not sure why this is; a lot of people are married, and a lot of people have kids. Why not nude models?
I think that there are two reasons for my surprise. The first is that those things are very much not a part of my life, and when I meet someone, either online or off, who does what I do, I unknowingly assume that their lives mirror mine in other ways, too.
The second reason is that, on some level, I’m like a good deal of the rest of the population- I associate nudity with sex. How could someone so sexual as to take off their clothes on a regular basis for the camera be tied down by marriage and offspring?
Of course, this line of thinking is pure idiocy on my part- for goodness’ sake, I’m a nude model myself. I know it’s not about uninhibited sexuality that could never be reigned down by a wedding ring; it’s sometimes about having fun, it’s sometimes about making money, and it’s sometimes about both.
It’s amazing to discover that sometimes incorrect stereotypes and assumptions are so deeply rooted in society that even the people they are about believe them.
Melvin Moten, February 2007.