The letter of the week is from artist Sara. I often appreciate women's views on female beauty more, since they often have a more relaxed view on it than men do. Men are expected to be horny creatures, otherwise they are not "real men". Women are allowed to appreciate beauty.
Letter of the week, from Sara:
It can be difficult for me as a woman to live my life understanding both sexes so well as I do. I understand the desire that drives men to want to look at women, in a way entirely different from animal sexual need. I understand that most women cannot comprehend why men want to look at other women. They create excuses, they determine he must be unsatisfied with them, they think they have done something wrong. Unfortunately our society encourages this vindictive jealousy rather than opening the eye's of both men and women to the inherent beauty of being alive, being young, and being free.
I wish it were possible to live in a society were beauty is acceptable, and its okay to appreciate it. One of the things I like best about DOMAI is that you can tell the girls enjoy their bodies, and enjoy showing themselves off. The women here are not ashamed, or afraid. They are simply happy to be who they are, and happy to let others enjoy that.
When I was younger and in High School, one of my favorite times of day was changing for gym. It was nice to be surrounded by the wonderful lithe bodies, all of whom where undressing, who were generally unconcerned about their exposure. I used to steal glances at soft shapes. I was enchanted by exposed arms and thighs, and training bras. Always secretly, never wanting to get caught. It is a shame I could not have enjoyed looking more fully without being a labeled a deviant or a misfit.
Now that I am a little older and a little wiser, I enjoy looking, and a do not hide it. When a woman sees me looking I smile, and more often then not she smiles back. I will not allow myself to feel guilty about being alive or appreciating beauty. In a world that is full of so much ugliness, no one should turn away from a beautiful woman or a handsome man. Life is too short.
The pictures are from recent pages in the members' section.