Archive | October 15, 2011

Sexy Saturdays: Barbie vs. the Preacher’s Daughter

I’ve decided to jump on the Sexy Saturdays bandwagon.  It should be fun.  Anytime I get to talk about sex, I’m a happy girl.  So here’s my first post on Sexy Saturdays.  Also, I’m loving this song Love of My Life by Erykah Badu.  I like to listen to Pandora while I write.  Maybe that’s why it takes me so long to get a post written. 😉

I saw this article (The plastic surgery a model needs to look like Barbie) on Yahoo! today and it caught my attention.  Growing up I was a Barbie fanatic.  I had the dream house, the 3-story town house, the cars, the pool, the exercise equipment (not that she needed it), and the hundreds of outfits and shoes so she could look good during it all.  Yes, I was spoiled rotten as a kid.  I remember one Christmas my grandmother let me pick what I wanted out of the Sears Christmas Wish Book and I picked a huge box set of Barbie clothes.  I swear it probably had at least a hundred pieces of clothing, shoes and accessories in it.  It was awesome!  (Sorry…had an inner child moment.)

So to get to my point here…I found the article and realized that growing up surrounded by all of those skinny perfect little Barbie dolls had definitely had an impact on my psyche.  I am like most women in that I have body issues.  When I was growing up I never was the perfect little cheerleader type, but I wasn’t obese either.  I just had a little baby fat here and there that I wished wasn’t there.  Today, not much has changed.  I’m the same size now that I was in high school twenty years ago.  I still have a little meat on my bones and junk in my trunk.  The only difference is that now I don’t mind it so much.  Now I love my curves.  Of course like most women, I always look at myself and see what could be made better, but I think that’s fairly normal.

And then I read SingleWhiteAlcoholic‘s post Coming Soon, actually it was mainly the picture that he posted, and it hit me.  Unfortunately, men don’t seem to catch on to the fact that real curves are good until years after women realize it.  So we are constantly waiting for men to catch up to us mentally and physically. I’m not saying that SingleWhiteAlcoholic is immature or shallow, I’m just saying that his posting of pictures like the one to the left proves that many men, and women too, want something that is not natural.  I mean come on…those aren’t real. LOL

I believe that’s why so many real women date older men.  That’s what it takes to find someone who is on their same level.  It’s worked for me, my sister, and many of my female friends.  Therefore, I don’t see how I could be completely wrong on this one.  Wait, I can guess what you’re thinking.  I know my luck with men hasn’t been that great lately, but don’t judge me completely by that.  In the past I have had very good luck with men overall, even with my obvious physical handicaps, or at least that’s how the media sees them.

I know that I have not in the least bit tried to hide the fact that I can be a very shallow person when it comes to outer beauty.  However, I do believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it’s what’s inside that counts, blah, blah, blah.  Still, here are some pics of women who are not only beautiful, but are not wanna-be Barbie dolls with fake boobs and fake tans and fake hair.  By the way, these beautiful women are Continue reading