Another beautiful Domai model from the vast land that is Russia. Sometimes one has to wonder why Russian models are often that beautiful and why so many Russian photographers are that talented.
Domai shows a good variety of images, originating from many countries, but Slavic models are very frequently highlighted over there, and even though the themes may seem repetitive, it's always a pleasure going through most of their galleries.
Oh, and by the way, Domai and BodyInMind memberships make perfect Christmas gifts. No waiting in line, no delayed packages. It's just a simple email.
In a recent BodyInMind update, Dwayne wrote that:
"Many readers also extol virtues in our models we know are simply not there. That way they can lie that they love them for who they are and not just what they look like. BOTH of these readers need to learn to value beauty for beauty's sake, without guilt or excuse. Beauty is primarily a moral accomplishment: it is the representation of objective values; and unless an individual has learned to hold some rational values he will be incapable of perceiving beauty at all. For example, confidence is a very valuable quality, but if you don't admire it you won't notice it in a woman so you won't find her attractive."
When we portray a personality for a model it isn't about being humane about their nudity or a way of masking any unnecessary guilt that we have about nudes or our "consumerism". We have our own volition and our own conscience, those have created art, and art often bends reality to get a message across. When I paint a beautiful picture of humanity and embody it in a human being to add more beauty to a static medium, then I am simply giving my mind something that it deserves, meanwhile discovering my own values, knowing more about myself, and therefore becoming a better person, isn't this how beauty inspires people?
Many artistic pieces don't resemble reality at all, yet our minds fill in the missing pieces. Our appreciation of art and beauty is what makes it human.
I am not saying that attractiveness doesn't play a role, that would be hypocrisy. However, as I said, I can look elsewhere for more attractive girls, but I'm not for a simple reason. Only tasteful nudes that capture the model's beauty act as canvas, everything else is too basic for that. It's not about sexual responses or ejaculations, there's porn for that, some of which is perfectly ethical (with amazing models, like fuckingmachines.com, AbbyWinters, and X-Art). It's much more efficient at triggering those exact same symptoms
When I imagine that a model possesses all the qualities that I aspire, the things that I value about life, when I make her represent my own values, I am simply painting a beautiful picture for myself. It isn't about the model per se, it's about the picture. If we only cared about physical beauty then we would be more than happy seeing all those trash nudes found everywhere, in which the models are more physically attractive than most of BodyInMind models. What makes BodyInMind special is that it embraces values.
First of all, 99% of models use a fake name, so it's all a big fantasy, that actually benefits you as a person. The disappointment of real life is understandable, you can't compare a picture of a model or a fantasy to someone that you actually love in real life and embodies your values. Real-life people have different personalities, that's for sure. That's why we keep looking for the right partner, it's fulfilling being with someone that you are familiar with and who actually has some of your values.
The models here are symbols, regardless of what their real-life personalities are like.
As for the analogy, I disagree, you will still notice her confidence if you don't value it, it's a part of her personality. Only that it will then be labeled as arrogance.
Revealing female attires in Eastern Europe?
The old soviet-era propaganda posters sometimes had the "ideal" soviet female portrayed in them; wearing a plain, conservative attire, and having a stern expression on her face. While this ideal is now being romanticized once again, it may somewhat explain the freedom that young Eastern Europeans embrace today.
I have read an article a while ago which was discussing just that, the emergence of the modern beautiful Eastern European female. The main hypothesis was that Eastern Europeans aggressively adopted that glamorous western lifestyle that they have been artificially deprived of for decades once they had their own freedom. After being shielded from the Western-style advertisements, many fell victims to all those ideals of beauty that they were presented with. I agree with the first hypothesis, and with the second one to some extent.
I once asked a young male friend who's from Eastern Europe about that, and his answer was "We think that females are the beautiful sex, why should they hide their beauty?". I agree with him. However, I personally think that it is more of a symbol of their newly acquired freedom, of the democracy that they have, or are still fighting to enjoy. It's a symbol of the lack of that culture of suppression that they had to endure for so long. They are now free to become whatever it is that they want to.
The stereotypes about Eastern European sexuality stem from the fact that a lot of models come from Eastern Europe. There are myriad reasons for that, but this doesn't mean that they're more aggressive, it just seems to me that for a young girl a career of modeling sounds like a career of freedom. Of enjoying all those "modern" things that everyone keeps talking about. However, they are more or less stereotypes, and like most stereotypes, there's only little truth in them.
Also, the clothes that the people in Eastern Europe wear are mostly remarkably similar to those that "Westerners" wear. The differences are minor. That basically is just another stereotype.
There's one thing about Eastern Europe that is true though, it's remarkably full of beauty. Not just female beauty, but beauty of nature and of people as well. I can't just describe it, you have to see it for yourself.
So, the next time you see a Russian model as beautiful as Deirdre, try not to think that she's a model just because she's Russian, she's a model because she had the dream and wanted to fight for it. That courage should earn her our respect.
Why do I associate nudity with beauty? What does self-respect have to do with it? Am I helping in the destruction of the self-image of some women?
There are a lot of reasons why a nude woman is beautiful, and those reasons have nothing to do with a wish to see more naked bodies. A nude woman is speaking for a lot of things by being nude, she is showing self-acceptance and a belief in her own strength. She's also showing trust in those around her, she's telling you that she's respecting your humanity and that she has trust in you. Clothes have many functions, one of which is to tell men that they're "sexual monsters".
A nude woman isn't a victim, she's not willing to victimize herself and she can defend herself well. She's not weak, she's strong. She believes in her powers and in her own beauty, those beliefs are sufficient to make her the most beautiful woman in the world.
A nude woman has conquered many inhibitions, has gone past the point of caring about the negative feedback from others about how her body looks. She came to be comfortable with any "blemishes" and transformed them into decorations that adorn her soul.
A woman doesn't need an image or a picture of another woman to feel beautiful. Beauty comes from the soul and then radiates outwards, instead of blaming a picture or some women who spend their days wasting their time in Gym's we should blame the insecurities.
A woman who spends endless hours caring about how she looks is trying to get approval of others and of herself. She is not comfortable in her skin. That's where the problem is. It may be true that women in real life may not look the same as the women that are represented here as "ideals of beauty". but they can be more beautiful. You can converse with a woman in real life, but you can't know the dreams or ambitions of a model. You can't really know the person, all you can do is use your imagination to fill in the blanks.
A woman should believe in herself and in her own powers, nudity is just one way through which those beliefs can be channeled and that's why it should be respected and cherished.
That's why I respect Deirdre, and that's why I find her beautiful.
A white canvas, the color of angels
Shining, pristine, beautiful
Unstained and free
A snake sees it
It wants to seize it
With its fangs it makes a scar
Innocence, is not what you are
A white canvas, stained with toxins
The work of man
In a gallery for all to see
Brushes tearing it apart
Smeared by lipstick
Colored with warts of epilation
The stains are clinging to it
Nowhere to escape
Trying to cork the holes
Seeping, bleeding, leaking
The corks absorb it all, sucking some innocence
Thrown around by the hands of strangers
Bruises or stains, it can not tell anymore
A longing for the fireplace
For destruction takes over her life
Black from all the stains
It realizes it has been burned
A thousand times.
"Beauty is not the same thing as decoration. Decoration is something you put on things that by themselves are not beautiful. For example a cake, or a dance hall. A beautiful woman, therefore, should never be decorated - no jewellery, no nail paint, no tattoos. This is because beautiful women are the decoration of the world, and as soon as you decorate them, our attention is drawn away from the aesthetic harmony between woman and the world and is focused on her bracelets, or her lingerie, or anything else used to decorate her. But when a woman like Deirdre is stripped of all decoration, then we see her true beauty, without distraction, and a barren spring morning becomes beautiful." - Dwayne Bell
I absolutely agree with every word that Dwayne has said. However, it is not true that the accessories that a model can wear are always distracting. The proof to this lies in this gallery, Deirdre has red pain on her toe nails, but this doesn't necessarily subtract anything from the quality of the gallery.
I think that Dwayne's real point is that a woman doesn't need any decoration to be beautiful, she is beautiful all by herself and has everything she needs in order to show the world the real wonderful human being that she can be.
Centuries ago young men often travelled great distances to wise men to teach them noble ideas like wisdom, happiness, and courage. The quest itself was far from being an easy one and the instructions often served as obstacles behind which the truth lies.
Those were journeys that we respect and tell quite often in our stories and fairytales. Unfortunately, we always miss the moral of each one of those stories, which is to search for the morals wherever they can be found while daring to challenge anything that may stop us from reaching our final moral destination, fighting and killing the mindless monsters whose aim is to destroy whatever they encounter, and enjoying the light that's offered at the end of the road.
The monsters in our modern days aren't dragons, trolls, or ogres. They are the misconceptions or the serpents that have been growing inside our bodies since the day we were force-fed them. We rarely think about those beliefs that we take for granted, we simply run away and hide from our weak monsters.
We also always miss the places that can teach us all of those morals and the true meaning of beauty for the nudity. Taught to be shallow that is all that we see, nudity, and forget everything that super nudes have to offer.
We don't have to travel great distances to be taught about all the beautiful meanings of life as they can all be found at Body in Mind, we simply don't have the courage to overcome our weaknesses and the misconceptions that we have about nudity.
That's what Body in Mind is trying to change, while teaching us all the good values in the way, it's the ultimate beauty school. Teaching beauty and morality.
It's ironical how some human beings still bash those females who take the opportunity to express themselves and to share their beauty with the world. What is so threatening about a beautiful naked female?
There are a lot of answers to that, one of them is that they use nudity to explain their inadequacies, if something is wrong then blame it on the nude women and their sexuality. Some even go as far as to sat that every problem any society has is the direct result of the nudity of their women.
It's the same seductress theme. They will be very glad to watch some pictures of nude women Online, but if they discover that their girlfriends or wives have done the same then they will turn their lives to hell, if it's a coworker then they will make sure to report her to her superior to rid their firm of "her evil". What will her showing her beauty to the world affect her efficiency?, why do they have to intrude into the personal lives of their female employees?
They simply demonize them, it's as if a woman's beauty is a curse; indeed, some of them treat it as being so, treating beautiful females cautiously as if they are some explosives on the verge of exploding. If any woman starts to show any sign of her appreciation of her beauty then she will be miraculously metamorphosed from an angel to an ogress who's about to destroy the world with her club.
This kind of treatment is a form of discrimination and is very unfair, there's no sense in penalizing a woman for just being a woman, the double X's in their chromosomes aren't at all a reason to attack a woman or slander her. Beauty shouldn't be a stigma, it should be something that's celebrated as one of the heritages of humanity, not to be chased away by the hypocrisy of some misguided members of our societies. Maintain an open mind and criticize any claims that are made about the nudity of women, nudity isn't something that will bring destruction to our world, it's just an enemy that was created to serve as a scapegoat and as a source of distraction from the realities of life, respect the models and their bravery, receiving a heroine with a noose being placed around her neck shouldn't be how she is treated.
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Domai has been linked with tasteful nudes since its conception. It's one of the very few websites that offer truly inspirational nudes of beautiful women who aren't afraid to share their beauty with the world.
There are a lot of things that attract me in most of their galleries, the main being the models' radiant smiles. There's also the carefree innocence of their beautiful models. It clearly isn't about nudity, it's about beauty.
Take this gallery of Yanka as an example, it's very hard not to fall in love with Yanka's delightful beauty. The gallery isn't innovative, but her beauty simply makes it a very delightful one. I just am glad that I always know where I can find tasteful galleries whenever I need something to brighten my day.
We tend to underestimate the power of beauty in our lives. Homo sapiens are mainly visual creatures, the way we perceive things through our senses is what makes us aware of our existence and the existence of the things around us. When we were young we started exploring our environments without having a lot of ideas about what's beautiful or not, the world was simply fascinating and through this fascination with what's around us we saw that everything was simply beautiful.
When we try to remember our childhood years the things that may come to mind include the colorful things that we considered beautiful; the beach ball, which may not look that beautiful now, was beautiful because it was colorful and because it made us feel free when we threw it into the air and ran after it. We found the ball beautiful because we loved the feelings associated with it.
We find the the things that we love beautiful and we love beautiful things. There's a strong relationship between beauty and our feelings. If you have a happy marriage then you probably find your marriage settings beautiful when you retrospect about the whole ceremony. The feelings that you have for that event in your life made you find it beautiful event.
We love beautiful things, simply because beautiful things can alter our mood and arouse different feelings in us. This is why beautiful things are found to be that inspirational, the commercials always use beautiful lighting and beautiful models when they want you to buy something, because they understand the power of beauty.
However, as we were growing up our ideas of beauty started to change, mainly influenced what the society considered beautiful and of course our innate aesthetic senses, yet most of us rarely take the time to appreciate beauty; you never have the time to inspect that beautiful plant because you're late for work. You'll be reprimanded if you're caught taking the time to inspect a beautiful thing to help you "get through the day". This is what I mean by saying that we do underestimate beauty, for example, if you do take the time to inspect that beautiful plant you may feel a sudden power surge that will get you to work. It may make you feel great and it may be just what you need to forget all about your problems.
That's why I want you to spend the next few minutes inspecting the beauty of Deirdre in this wonderful Body In Mind set.
Body In Mind is one of the few websites that actually care about the quality of what they present, they have a simple message that beauty is one of the most important things in our lives.