Originally Posted by thezaks
I know we're probably all guys here, but personally, I don't care to see images like that. It's not in accordance with my beliefs and is disrespectful to my wife. Honestly, this latest discussion, along with Bob's first listed hobby on his profile is souring my desire to have Bob come to the house, especially with my wife present. I may stick to over the phone services and have my local guy do the calibration.
My apologies Dave, I never thought my comments here would generate such a response.
I took a look at all the pix that have been up here in the last few days, and I only saw one I would even consider close to off color, and it was not showing anything. The cosmetics commercial shots were done by Maybelline's photographers, and the James Bond shots were straight from the movie itself. The reference to racier shots is strictly for other sites, not this one, and usually healthy males keep such sides of their personalities to themselves. Guess it was a mistake for me to even bring it up here on this thread, but I am a healthy red blooded American boy, and that's not in my power to change, only to deal with.
I have been an honored guest in countless homes over the years on these tours, and have never had anyone complain that I was not the perfect guest. Leo has a wife and a couple of daughters, and I stayed for several days at his place in San Antonio on my last TX tour. I am welcome there again at any time. Being offensive to women, (your wife in particular if you're really worried about that), is simply not something I do nor have any kind of reputation for doing. If I were a guest in your home I would treat each and every individual there with complete respect, no exceptions. There are no special rules for women in the way I run my life, every individual I know gets the utmost respect from me.
Again, sorry to have heard that statement from you and hope I have explained myself adequately. As you know I have been wanting to come over and max out your video viewing experience for years, have been trying to get the tour together recently again and get over there for you, and have made copious offers to do so at my end and on this thread. I am devastated that you would even consider having a local do it instead just because there are sometimes "racier" things people do on their own time, outside of their workaday world. I grew up Catholic and was therefore under the fiercest sexual repression I have ever personally come up against for the first 14 years of my life, and after I read Stranger in a Strange Land
I found I had had enough of that and I changed my ways and feel much healthier now. If you out there reading this are Catholic I hope this statement I just made is not offensive to you as well, it's simply what's true for me. I have been there and all comments made by me about it are from personal experience.
Usually all that's a discussion I keep completely to myself. Some of that slipped out here, and I hope I have not offended others as well.
PS - I just viewed my Profile and yes, it leads off with something that could be taken the wrong way. But taken the right way it is a very healthy thing to say and do and involves a very time-honored art form, one that has been respected and honored for countless centuries by exquisite artists and sculptors, Michaelangelo among them as far as capturing the body's form in stone. He used the same skills in carving his David as he did in carving the Virgin Mary in The Pieta.
And I believe that if you are a healthy red blooded American boy, you will feel the same whether you cop to it or not. It's not a choice, it's the way healthy males are hard-wired. You can't change it, it's part of our survival mechanism as a species and has kept us going as a species for thousands of years. The only choice you have is whether to look upon it and enjoy what you see, or look away. I choose not to look away anymore, made that choice at 14. Healthy and full of natural energy in all forms - animal or human, gay or straight, Caucasian or Black or Red, human or extraterrestrial - is what I love most, and that's not limited to women or men. It's its own reward.Edited by Mr Bob - 8/3/12 at 6:19pm