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The Female Body

Updated on June 5, 2011

Female Body and the Internet


All around the internet today you will see numerous pictures of the female body. This leads me to believe beyond a shadow of a doubt that everyone is fascinated with the human body. I would have to say that a picture of a woman will be clicked on more times than anything else. What is it about the fascination of a woman’s body that so enraptures us that we have to look and see every chance we can. Is it the swell of a woman’s breast, the sleek lines of a woman’s midsection, the length of her legs, her hips or buttocks, or could it also be the elegance of her neck and back? I think that maybe it is a culmination of all parts put together so magnificently that we have to look, men and women both.

When you stroll through history you get a chance to realize that the female body has been portrayed in art since the beginning of time. I would also venture a wild guess that cavemen drew pictures of women on their cave walls just like prepubescent boys hang pictures of beautiful girls on the walls of their rooms. At some point in history though a strange and yet terrible thing happened to the image of the woman’s body. I believe this awful thing happened in the twentieth century around the time Hollywood became a permanent fixture in American culture. Popular culture, to include movies, magazines, and even news stations started to idolize the “thin” woman. With the idolization of this woman and the subsequent cramming of her image down every young girl’s throat we became a society obsessed with perfection.


Beautiful Women


Can someone please tell me what is perfect about a woman that walks around half starved all the time? What is perfect about a girl whose ribs and hip bones are showing is? At some point we have to call it quits with this detrimental self image of perfection. A woman with a perfect body is one that can sustain life. She is allowed to have a muffin top if that makes her feel sexy, and she is allowed to have a little tummy pooch. At no time should you ever be able to see her skeletal features.

I dream of a day when a woman can wear a bathing suit, one piece or bikini, without considering if she looks fat. From a man’s perspective and from the horse’s mouth if you will, NO you don’t look fat. You look f***ing fantastic. All men are created equal and we all like to see a little skin now and then. Let me ask you one question. How would you like it if a man walked up to you and asked, “Do these pants make my butt look big?”

I imagine you clicked on this to look at pictures of the female body. So to appease your appetite here you go.

This website was designed with writers in mind.  It is a site for aspiring authors, web content writers, poets, general geniuses of the literary kind, and for people who can spin a tale out of thin air.  I like to consider myself four out of the five and I love to tell stories.  So unfortunately you are not going to get a gallery of beautiful women.

Copyright 2009 by Wesley Cox


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    • Electro-Denizen profile image


      8 years ago from Wales, UK

      I agree with you. It's crazy how sexualised the media is, but no different to the way sex was portrayed years ago (the graphic positions painted on a wall in a brothel in Pompeii). It's that urge of creation...

      And it's sad that so many girls do weird eating in an attempt to get thin.

    • wesleycox profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Dame: You're absolultely right. Thanks for visiting.

    • Dame Scribe profile image

      Dame Scribe 

      8 years ago from Canada

      It can be frightening with the lengths women and girls go to maintain a certain image and don't accept their bodies will change with age, irregardless. Great Hub, WC :)

    • wesleycox profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Ms Behavior: Thank you for stopping by and liking what I wrote. Men will never tell you but all women look so much better with some curvature. Every thing just seems better that way. Thank you for commenting.

    • wesleycox profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Shamelabboush: You are absolutely right about that. Thanks for visiting.

      Ethel: I know it breaks my heart that so many young girls struggle with eating disorders, something must be done.

      Ralwus: It took an extra long time to get that picture so I am glad that you are pleased with it. I like a little meat on my woman as well. And I'll save you the heart attack by not writing anything steamy, don't think it would do well anyway. I will shortly tell you a story that may make you laugh your socks off.

    • Randy Behavior profile image

      Randy Behavior 

      8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Wesley I enjoyed this. This has been the topic of conversation in my little sphere lately. I only recently realized I don't like myself skinny. Got there rather unexpectedly. Thought I'd enjoy myself that way and didn't. Feel more "me" with curves. Too bad I didn't figure it out 25 years ago. Thanks for sharing your open minded view.

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      8 years ago

      Oh man, no good pictures! I am sooo disappointed son. LOL Well the one you did post ain't too bad. I don't like skinny girls, I want some meat and I do love puddy fat. thanks Wes, yer evolving into a good writer. So write, tell me a good one that will get me sweating and all hot and bothered, no, maybe you batter not. My heart could not stand it.

    • ethel smith profile image

      Ethel Smith 

      8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Well said Wes. Its worrying how many young people end up with eating disorders and the like.

    • shamelabboush profile image


      8 years ago

      You can't blame a man if he is fascinated with woman's body? Maybe it's a recreational thing, maybe it's just an obsession, maybe it's just a land to be conquered.... It's a mystery and we all love mysteries.

    • wesleycox profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Well, thank you so much. I appreciate your comments.

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      8 years ago

      Your work gets better all the time.... I have never been thin, and althoough media does portry a stick insect as beautifrl, it is not what most men really like. You have been brave enough to speak out for all males, and i applaud you very well done, very well done indeed

    • wesleycox profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Hey Dohn thanks for visiting, I was going to make this longer but I think may suffice.

    • dohn121 profile image


      8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Thanks for sharing this, Wesley. I blame the problems of our desire to see sexy women on the media! Many of us our conditioned to believe that a half-starved women are sexy and sex does sell. Thanks again.


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