Real girls in their own place.
Not too crazy and just a pinch of naughty...
First of all, the mandatory introduction: my name is Mickey, I am a 30 year-old husband of 1 and father of 2 (that’s the cleverest way I have thought of introducing myself in quite a while).
I have been a long time fan and admirer of your site and your work and I think I finally figured out why I love “Me In My Place” so much.
Unlike most males my age and of my generation, I have always found the overt-sexuality of traditional mens’ magazines a bit overwhelming. I will readily admit that there is a time and a place for exaggerated features and ridiculous poses (i.e. Las Vegas, worldwide Bachelor Parties, repeats of “Jersey Shore”, etc.) but I firmly believe that most guys appreciate the normal, everyday, “imperfect” girl next door a lot more; quite literally, the girls you feature on your site.
You see, the Internet (and the easy access it provides to sexual imagery and pornography) has, in some ways, ruined “sex” for us. Sex no longer holds the allure of mystery and the promise of adventure that it once used to command. At the risk of sounding like an octogenarian, sex is brash, unforgiving and in-your-face. By taking away all of its secrets and placing them in full-view, the Internet has taken away the passion from sex, the sense of excitement of discovering what wonders lay undiscovered under various layers of clothing and underwear.
In this age of Internet-accessibility and routine Botox injections, it is refreshing and exciting to find a site like yours. A site that champions the “traditional” woman, the woman with curves, the woman with subtle grace and alluring sexuality. A woman who promises to fulfill every single bedroom fantasy you could have possibly imagined but, at the same time, has read a Faulkner novel and can drink a beer at the Knick game.
Your site benefits not only men (reminding them of what truly constitutes sex appeal) but women as well. Your site reminds women of what is truly sexy to a man and deters them from idolizing the 90 pound skeletal frames that plague the nightmares of girls with poor self body image. I have always said there is nothing sexier than a girl in a tank top and underwear and, based on the majority of your photo essays, you agree with that opinion.
In this month’s (June 2011) GQ editorial, Editor-In-Chief Jim Nelson wrote the following: “…it’s just my own theory that, as the future unspools toward its inevitably cosmetic ends, a counter-reaction will take hold: We’ll be drawn, in our environment and in our bodies, to what is untouched, unspoiled, natural, and perfectly imperfect.” This quote immediately reminded me of your site and inspired me to write this unexpectedly long email.
I love what you’re doing. Keep it up. Thanks to your site, both my son and daughter will be able to appreciate and admire a woman’s true worth.
All the best,