First, I have to say again THANK YOU to everyone who congratulated me here or in various other places! Thanks especially to several agents who took the time to comment or email me–that was amazing–to Evil Editor for his email, and to Miss Snark, who literally made me cry.
I can’t remember exactly what brought this conversation on. The hubs and I were watching something on tv–like we do–and the subject of porn came up, particularly about those filthy evil men who read or watch it.
See, I never cared. It’s never bothered me to know my boyfriends or whatever liked porn. I mean, they’re MEN. Saying men like porn is like saying Keith Richards gets high sometimes.
So I turned to the hubs and said how I didn’t care if he wanted to look at nudie magazines, or whatever, and he replied: “Well, I do have a subscription to Playboy.”
Would you believe, I had forgotten?
Because to me Playboy isn’t even porn. The women in it are so pretty, so delicately airbrushed (yes, I know, that’s a whole different topic, but I generally credit men with enough intelligence to know real women don’t look like that. Let’s face it, any man who expects an actual human woman to look like a Playboy woman has obviously never seen any real naked women and is a sad, sad little thing anyway.) They look like nice girls, who just happen to be naked, and oops! you caught me with that camera! Tee-hee. It doesn’t even seem to me that the pictures are so arousing, really (although I’m sure they are.)
Compare that to some of the porn magazines an ex of mine used to get–real low-rent ones with names like Boobie. (Seriously. Boobie.) Boobie didn’t have articles or interviews with interesting people.
Heck, I read Playboy every month when it arrives. (I usually just skim the naked ladies.) I don’t always agree with the articles and editorial positions it takes, but it’s always interesting. And it would never occur to me to have a problem with it.
What do you think? Ladies, do you have an issue with your men reading or watching porn? Any men want to discuss whether or not they read/watch it, and what your women think of it?
Some Beauty Notes
I am having a terrible time trying to find nail polish. Polish here is ridiculously expensive and not very good–it’s very thin and chips easily. I’m having real difficulty finding good colors, too–most of it is shades of pink, and what I want is a good, deep red-brown like Chanel’s Vamp. I’ve tried a few that look like they could be it but they’re either too red or, like the one I tried last night, purpley. I don’t like purpley nails. (If it’s a true purple, fine.) It’s very frustrating and I thought I’d share that with you all.
I did try something I like, though. For a while I’ve been thinking of trying out some of that mineral powder makeup. Yesterday at Boots I got a bottle of L’Oreal’s True Match Minerals, and I really like it. Really nice coverage, feels very light, looks totally natural. I have had some issues with the dry skin on my forehead though. (Yes, I’m still having that problem, but it’s getting better.)
So a thumbs up from me on that. Hasn’t irritated my sensitive skin one bit.