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That's a wonderful experience! And I know because I've felt it too.

I am no longer flexible enough to hold some poses nor strong enough to hold some. But it is still fun.

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The great thing about posing for artists in these body awareness workshops is they want people from all walks of life. So, anyone is welcome, no matter how agile they might or might not be.

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Feb 19, 2021Liked by Jillian Page, Fred

That's absolutely true. The few years I had Live Art class in CEGEP we had literally all types of bodies and shapes showing up, from slim, bodyfit, dancers (they have a different muscle mass; male and female), moms, dads (dad bods) and large round fellas. The key was to see the shapes and movements of the human body rather than the viewing them as models that you would have to photograph for Glamour Magazine. For me, at the time as I was only 17, it was an eye opener. The adolescent hormonal desires got really toned down and I've had an appreciation for the human body ever since. I believe those 18 months of classes paved the way for me to finally accept Social Nudism. I understand that somewhere in the relationship there might be a disconnect between the Nudist's view of 'irrelevant nude body type' and the attractiveness to drawing/depicting the nude body.

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Great post! And beautifully written. I took up figure drawing as a hobby about a year ago, and it's nice to read this account from the model's perspective. Thanks!

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