The subject of feminine youth and beauty has stirred some controversy lately, so, naturally, I thought it deserved it's own thread. This subject has come up as a part of a number of other related subjects, like Barely Legal Porn and Porn generally; men cheating on their partners with younger, prettier, girls; etc. and it always manages to get feathers ruffled.
Well, sorry if this thread does the same thing, but I feel like I have to say a thing or two about women and their overwhelmingly important looks.
I can't speak for other men, but I honestly believe that the looks issue is an elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about. In a world where we are inundated with images of sexuality, 95% of which are images of young women, you also have alot of men saying that looks don't mean much to them. This doesn't follow, and, honestly, I think these men are not being completely honest (I mean, how could they be when all those young hotties are selling so much stuff to them so successfully?). I think for most men, female beauty is very important, and very attention getting, and gives them a great deal of pleasure, but they are unwilling to say so because of the potential to offend women, and/or because they don't think they could get the girl of their dreams, and wish to curry favor with those they consider to be available.
IOW, it's a little like women faking orgasms, with playing down the importance of looks being about the ego of partners, or potential partners, and not about saying it like it is.
For myself, some of my most cherished memories from my youth are so cherished because they involved a young pretty girl, sex, and my hands-on involvement. It was intensely wonderful to feel that way, to have what I had, and hardly a day goes by that I don't think about it.
Now, this does not mean that looks are the ONLY thing that matters. Nor does it mean that other factors cannot be more important. For example, I would not be attracted to a woman with a great body but a lousy attitude, and I think most guys would feel the same way. I would, however, still enjoy looking at her, and would not downplay the pity that such a desireable looking woman had to be such a *****.
Personally, I think it's high time we're honest with ourselves, and with our emotions, and give hotties the credit they deserve. Just because their appreciation is largely a part of the much maligned and "piggish" male sexuality doesn't make their beauty any less important than the beauty of a sunny day, a Mozart symphony, or a happy surprise. Just because a man lusts after something doesn't make it dirty, "animalistic", or less important than more respectable female sensibilities.
Beautiful women are a great thing, and I will always enjoy and admire them, and the many feelings that they inspire (both above and below my waist) as the sublime and wonderful things that they are. And I think it does a great injustice to men to expect them to disown their feelings and sexuality to appease fear, either of not being loved by women because of the way you feel, or that they will not love themselves, or both.