Do you ever get tired of torso shots?

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    Jun 08, 2007 2:51 PM GMT
    As I look through Realjock, all I see is torso after torso. That's great, but even the best torsos get a bit repetitive. Wouldn't it be better is someone posted a photo next to their favorite work of art? How about reading their favorite book? Or cooking? Or maybe holding their paycheck up to the camera? I'm kidding--but just a little. I never thought I'd get tired of torsos, but maybe something more substantial would be more attractive.

    P.S. This comes from the fact that no one will ever see my torso on this site! Ever! You can thank me later.
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    Jun 08, 2007 3:43 PM GMT
    being that this is a, "fitness," site, and given that a chest/ab shot is a good indication of a persons fitness level, or workout regimen...then, it makes sense that those shots are common. P.S. - I'm sure yours isn't that bad.

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    Jun 08, 2007 4:09 PM GMT
    i get a lot of substantive conversation here and elsewhere as well as simply occupying my mind with plenty more than sufficient faculty stimulus elsewhere.

    so .. i love hot torsos.
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    Jun 08, 2007 5:54 PM GMT
    First it was ageism and now its torso shots?

    dude your on the wrong site, this is a fitness site, not a food site. people on fitness sites generally like to show their progress and see other peoples progress and the best way to do that is to have a torso shot.

    You have a masters degree you should be able to figure this shit out
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    Jun 08, 2007 6:09 PM GMT
    I don't tire of (nice) torsos. However, I do tire of headless torsos. What's the point? If you can't show your face, I don't really want to communicate with you. For me it's about being open and honest and anyone hiding behind his headless torso isn't doing that in my mind.
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    Jun 08, 2007 6:22 PM GMT
    highsierra, don't worry it. when you go to meet and hang out in public with them, insist they always wear a bag over their head to match their profile.

    ;-)


    i admit i have headless shots but i have headed and full body shots too -- well, 'cept my feet sometimes.
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    Jun 08, 2007 6:27 PM GMT
    I tend to agree w/ highsierrahiker on the headless shots. Although my big thing is that members be verified. I'll talk to guys who aren't, but am more likely to if they're verified.
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    Jun 08, 2007 6:50 PM GMT
    *pokes on NRG's mailbox repeatedly*

    ;]
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    Jun 08, 2007 6:56 PM GMT
    eh?
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    Jun 08, 2007 7:12 PM GMT
    Just like what Highsierrahiker said.. I too get bored of "only torso shots". As sexy as they can be, I feel I need to see the face along with the toroso too. It makes the person seem like, what African-American's refer to as on the "DL", "downlow", or too ashamed to show their face on a gay personals site. If they are, that's their business. All the same, I love shots that show a face, legs, chest, etc, etc, etc.

    PS That's goes the same with cock and ass only shots too!
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    Jun 08, 2007 8:12 PM GMT
    Fitness is not limited to having a nice torso. For instance, one of my fitness goals is to lower my blood pressure through diet and exercise. I'll post a picture of myself with lower blood pressure. Let's see if that gets me hotlisted. :)

    Also, this is the "All Things Gay" forum. I didn't post this in any of the specifically fitness forums. Presumably this forum exists to discuss things not directly related to fitness. I also notice that the profiles do not limit themselves to only fitness tips and stats. I suspect that when someone comes to the chat room and says, "I'm Horny. Let's go private. IM me." it's not to compare cardio workouts.

    I'm surprised to discover that torsos are really beginning to bore me, and I thought I would be interested in them forever. I feel like the gynecologist who comes home to his wife after a hard day of work--"Honey, if I see just one more. . ."

    I think that if all you are is a headless torso, then you might want to develop some interesting hobbies to discuss. Read a book. See a symphony. Plant a tree. Something. But to rely on your torso to get attention really limits who you're going to meet.

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    Jun 08, 2007 8:14 PM GMT
    Thanks for the suggestions, Michaelangelo (SKJPM).

    Your mugshot evokes a petulent blase air and the surreptitious splash of beige fake wood paneling in the background screams mastery and "substance."

    PM8
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    Jun 08, 2007 9:50 PM GMT
    Well I do agree that when your on here to meet people then the torso shots become a bit much but if your here to look at hot bodies then whatever.

    Me I am here to meet new people so I get tired of talking to a torso. Plus most people with just torso shots are either not out, not real, or just looking for a hook up. There are however exceptions to this.

    I also get tired of seeing the Zoolander pose in gay peoples photos. You dont need to do blue steel whenever someone takes a pic. How about smiling for a picture.
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    Jun 08, 2007 9:59 PM GMT
    can_doathlete, well... i do love your torso, but i like your smile even more. you also seem to have a head filled with intelligent thought.

    it goes well with your torso :)
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    Jun 08, 2007 9:59 PM GMT
    can_duathlete that is :)
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    Jun 09, 2007 1:26 AM GMT
    American culture in general and gay culture in particular are obsessed with physical beauty. So, yes, techically 'fitness' would include nutrition, well-being, sports, etc., BUT being a gay fitness community called RealJock (not RealHealth say), you're going to see mainly sculpted torsos.

    Not that that's all bad! ^^,

    Really, I kind of like this site and think it has something for everyone no matter what sensibilities dominate. There are older guys as well as younger, lots of eye candy, political forums, sex talk, a little of everything.
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    Jun 09, 2007 7:17 PM GMT
    Well I`m guilty of the torso shot. What is the jail sentance?
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    Jun 09, 2007 7:29 PM GMT
    you get to plant trees in the realjock sculpture garden while the writer of this forum reads medieval poetry to you in iambic pentameter.

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    Jun 09, 2007 8:11 PM GMT
    Technically, Udat is not guilty, since his shots don't show his torso. So, he has a reprieve.

    But, surely, PHLmuscle8, you meant accentual prosody and not iambic pentameter. Really!!

    :-)
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    Jun 09, 2007 8:50 PM GMT
    I don't get tired of them but a lot of the men who don't have face pics are still closeted or don't feel safe showing themselves for everyone to see on the internet which makes sense.
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    Jun 09, 2007 9:00 PM GMT
    No, I dont get tired of them; for me the torso is one of my favorite body parts! I'll also appreciate a good calf shot; glute pic and back pose. I'm easy, I guess...lol
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    Jun 09, 2007 11:45 PM GMT
    "Well I`m guilty of the torso shot. What is the jail sentance?"

    I am even guiltier. I dread the consequences.
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    Jun 09, 2007 11:49 PM GMT
    Oh lordy, iambic pentameter. Now we're getting fancy.

    In my humble opionion you can never have enough torso or cock shots. But that's just me. Maybe I'm a bit simple.
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    Jun 10, 2007 1:07 AM GMT
    The faun's torso is hot, but Red will have to go elsewhere for a hot cock.
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    Jun 10, 2007 10:16 AM GMT
    Ah...I too have been caught red--sans waistcoated as it were.... :)