Recently, DA set it so only users 18 and over can view mature content. I find this funny becuase a majority of DA's users are UNDER 18. LOLZ?
I think it was fine the way they had it, because seriously, people should have enough maturity to view what they can handle, and use their own personal discretion as to what they click or what they don't click. Plus, they had those little (-) MATURE CONTENT thumbnails if you wanted.
But, I really don't have a problem with them doing that at all. It doesn't effect me, minors are supposed to be protected from that stuff anyway, and ontop of that, some of the "artistic nude" that people post I personally don't believe is artistic nude at all.
Not everyone feels this way, but it's just how I feel about the subject. I have alot of respect for artistic nude photography, and I think alot of it is truely beautiful, as I think the human body can be a beautiful thing. But I don't hold respect for the pieces and/or artists that just portray genetalia or erotic poses and themes just to do it, like close up shots of a woman's ass or her legs spread with her vagina in your face, or two women in a shower making out naked with their hands in each other's crotches. I could go to any porn sight and look at that. Okay, I won't pick on all the lesbian photos -- some photos of two women in what can be considered erotic or sexual poses have been done artistically and actually look like art and not porn, but most of them i've seen are not. But this also brings up the funny thing that most non-artistic "artistic nude" (aka porno shots), are mostly of women. DA seems to like to throw out the ones of the men alot. Not that I'm complaining, becuase I don't think I'd want to see those anyway. No more porn plz, I don't care what gender.
I could keep going but I wont. If you read any of that, congrats to you, you just lost 10 IQ points! But what's your view on it? The whole artistic nude thing? What do you think about the artistic nude on this site, etc?
But anyway. Just my little rant on DA, since I don't voice my opinion much here and this wasn't fitting of any other place to rant since its.. well, about DA. I seem to have this slight fear of updating my journal in fear of people getting to know me, I don't know why. Because I'm really not that interesting and I don't want you all to figure that out AHAHA and I'm really really really bad with communication, I'm socially inept and a pretty bad recluse irl sometimes (i feel guilty for that, oops), and I fail at getting back to comments alot. So.. yeah. um. .. yeah. my apologies, forgive me.
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