First, let me say I was completely blown away by the thought and care put into the images and words sent in this week. You all make me SO proud to be a woman and to be Hyacinth, my alter ego. I’m glad this blog has morphed into something outside of just me and my sex/love life.
Second, next week’s theme will be BLUE.
Third, thanks for following the new formatting rules. Putting this together was a pleasure!
Fourth, I’m super excited that one of our smaller-breasted sisters decided to participate this week (thanks, Heather!). We are heavily large-breasted most weeks and I would love to see more of the littles of us out there represented here. Breasts are so pretty!
Lastly, I’ve decided that every month I’ll ask a Boobday participant to write a short essay (500 words or less) about what it means to her to share her body with the Internet. This month, I asked G, of Filled and Fooled, the sweet and often self-conscious sex blogger we’ve all come to know and love to be my inaugural writer.
Here’s what she had to say:
When you asked me to write about what it means to share my body with the internet, I was honored and excited for the opportunity. I’m not sure I’ve ever said why I like sharing my boob pics. It took me a while to formulate an answer when it came down to it. My reasons seem so primitive, so stimulus-response, yet so hard to explain.
When I first started sharing “boob pics” on the internet, it would produce a unique and sometimes rush-like feeling. Most often when I post a photo I’ve had to push past vulnerability, fears of all kinds, and my own rigid and outrageously high expectations for what I produce. I push past the doubts because I know it feels good to create something that evokes a positive response, and it feels good to have sex appeal, and it feels good to project confidence.
So I publish, then dance between the fears and doubts and the memories of compliments and my momentary acceptances; pirouetting in the high of swirling emotions until the first notification.
What Boobday has done for me is evolved that dance, slowed me down a bit by cutting out some of the fears, and taken vulnerability out of the equation. We are all sharing our special qualities and our audience appreciates our differences.
As I slowed down it wasn’t so hard to see the beauty anymore. I am no longer chasing a high, I’m learning about human beings. Not everyone likes gigantic breasts, and huge nipples. I sort of thought “the bigger the better” before, following these silly porn ideals I guess. So, as I come to truly believe that my tits are great simply because they belong to me, I accept more of the things I don’t like about them. And sharing them becomes less about a rush, but more about confirming I love myself.
This photo celebrates not only the obvious underside curve and pendulum-like boobs I sport, but it portrays the top of the cleavage curve, I claim it as distinctly “G”. I know it may seem trivial to some, but I really didn’t like how the top of my cleavage always seems to curve a little to the left. This dissatisfaction is probably a derivative of my long-ingrained belief that having a nice layer of softness over my body (i.e. being overweight) isn’t a good thing. So automatically I am inclined to be ashamed at yet another curve my body decides to take. But this photo shows that curve is okay. My cleavage isn’t straight. My breasts are fuller some days and saggier other days. I now accept the fate and these facts that my beauty shall evolve (rather than fade), and I am no longer afraid.
Well said, G. Well said.
an attached pic
a sentence about why you chose this particular photo
if you want to be anonymous or not
a hyperlink or URL to your Twitter handle (if you have one)
a hyperlink or URL to your blog post (if you have one and post, it must have my Boobday banner and a link back to me)
NOT my CURVES:
Why I chose this photo: I’m extremely self-conscious of my small breasts. When I see them in photographs, it’s challenging for me to stop the negative thoughts. So I snapped this pic in my kitchen (my favorite room) wearing my favorite apron. In this view, I can see the curve of the underside of my breast, the curve of my nipple and the curve of where my hip meets my waist. There are a lot of curves to love, and I’m working on loving all of them.
I chose this one for your CURVE theme because the ‘fetal’ positioning of my body portrays a distinct curve while nicely exemplifying my female form!
Between my breast, nipple, and even faint curvy outlines of bruises, there’s nothing not curvy about this one.
Anonymous Bookworm submitted two pics with different lighting. I spliced them together to better see the contrast. She says, “I love unexpectedly catching a glimpse of my curves when I’m doing something as mundane as lying on the couch reading a book.”
When I think of my body, I think of curves. I wanted to take a photo that showed not just the curve of my breast, but of that other asset I’m known for. So I picked the picture that showed that (I hope).