There, I feel a bit better now. Once Valentine's Day passes, and before St. Patrick's Day arrives, the persistence of winter really tends to get to me. But today it is actually supposed to hit the high 50's here......even if it is still going to be grey and cloudy.....and that is promising. ( I hope to maybe get some of that painting & staining done.)
But the promise of warmer things to come also made me think of Summer and for some reason triggered another twisted childhood memory:
When I was probably about the same age as the girl in this ad, I vividly recall how much I LOVED seeing her pale butt. Maybe it was because I had no sisters and growing up in a fairly conservative household offered little opportunity to see a girl's behind? But for whatever reason, I genuinely (and secretly) appreciated whenever her little hinder flashed me on a billboard. (I think I wanted to toss that dog a biscuit as a 'thank you' treat too.)
As I got older and the age difference between us increased, my feelings shifted a bit, and yet, I never quite lost my appreciation for this ad......and I don't think I'm alone. Just look at some of the great spoofs of this ad where the exposed bottom is owned by a much older young lady:
This is just too adorable!
And you gotta love this one on SO many levels!
And what Star Wars fan wouldn't appreciate this?
Even fans of the macabre like me have been inspired by that little girl.
And it's to this old ad that I attribute my "tan lines fetish". Now, for a long time I didn't really like tan lines on a nude woman, preferring the classic look of monochromatic skin. And depending on what I'm thinking, I still do like that even smoothness. BUT, there's something about tan lines.....in certain situations.....that can also make a woman (or I suppose a man) seem even more naked.
And I guess that's why I'd call my interest in tan lines a "fetish".........because it's not always there and kicks in for reasons somehow separate from mere 'preference'. (Like I said, aesthetically my preference is 'no tan lines'.) And somehow, my favorite images of females with tan lines seem to revolve around a sense that the woman herself is calling attention to them in some way. Sort of like 'showing them off'. Take a look at some of my favorites and you'll see what I mean:
Granted this is an attractive young lady, but an even skin tone on her would just not have the appeal that her 'triangle of white' does! Your eyes go straight to her butt and the tan lines seem to accentuate just how naked she is.
Tell me her combination of tan lines and over-the-shoulder expression isn't absolutely charming!
And she doesn't HAVE to be at the beach for tan lines to 'work'. Even out that skin tone and this would be just another nude selfie.....but that creamy contrast on her bottom makes this into something much more interesting. Do you see how the tan lines make her seem 'more naked'?
And just for my lady visitors ( Merry, Fondles, Lea, and yeah, maybe even you too, Ana & Nickki LOL) here's one just for you all (even if I neglected to mention you by name.)