Ideal male body throughout history

  • JackNNJ

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    May 11, 2016 2:13 AM GMT
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  • Apparition

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    May 11, 2016 2:18 AM GMT
    but opinions differ...icon_lol.gif

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  • JackNNJ

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    May 11, 2016 2:22 AM GMT
    But the Doryphorus depicts a realistic human, and its purpose was to demonstrate ideal proportions.

    Priapus, while duly revered as a deity, was just a freak - and recognized as such.
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    May 11, 2016 2:27 AM GMT
    Ideal man, eh? I dunno; some guys might get a complex if they were "his" size.

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  • JackNNJ

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    May 11, 2016 2:39 AM GMT
    YVRguy saidIdeal man, eh? I dunno; some guys might get a complex if they were "his" size.

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    That's not a concern when it comes to discussion of the ideal.

    I do have a reasoned and compassionate response to those whose feelz might be hurt or who haz sadz over the issue:

    FUCK YOUR FEELINGS
  • biathlete01

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    May 11, 2016 10:58 AM GMT
    JackNNJ said
    YVRguy saidIdeal man, eh? I dunno; some guys might get a complex if they were "his" size.

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    That's not a concern when it comes to discussion of the ideal.

    I do have a reasoned and compassionate response to those whose feelz might be hurt or who haz sadz over the issue:

    FUCK YOUR FEELINGS



    LOL.

    Those guys can go to the "Safe Room".


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    May 11, 2016 1:04 PM GMT
    Lol, it's true you can write whatever your ideal body is here as that's the topic.

    Though if you're a size queen and obsessed with huge dicks, it just means deep down you're insecure about your own strength, and you're probably a huge pussy. And your only way of feeling masc, is by being around a huge penis because your fragile mind only knows how to see strength through a dick, rather than just acting like a man.

    Greeks got it right, as in they focused on having a strong body that was well sculpted, which was the main focus. Kind of like this site's focus. Maybe some guys on here should go to realcocks.com, might have more suitable content.
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    May 11, 2016 1:43 PM GMT
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    May 11, 2016 2:33 PM GMT
    JackNNJ saidBut the Doryphorus depicts a realistic human, and its purpose was to demonstrate ideal proportions.

    Priapus, while duly revered as a deity, was just a freak - and recognized as such.

    I believe that green statue is an ancient Greek satyr, not Priapus. They can be depicted as having a hairy face, horse-like features, to include large ears, tail, hooves, and a big phallus, often shown being erect to illustrate their lustful intent. The Roman version of these woodland creatures might appear more goat-like.

    Priapus is always a human, although often an ugly or deformed one, due to a curse by the Greek goddess Hera. The Romans seem to have revered Priapus more than the Greeks, upgrading his physical appearance, stressing his virility and employing his statues as a protector of gardens and some crops, also as a promoter of fertility. A traveler passing near a Roman villa might rub the erect penis of a Priapus garden statue for good luck.

    But Priapus could also present a threatening aspect to thieves and other troublemakers. In surprisingly graphic terms, signs placed near the statue would promise sexual assault to lawbreakers from Priapus and his giant erection. Women, men and even boys could expect this massively-hung god to rape & sodomize them, and make them perform oral sex for their transgressions.

    Here's Priapus on a wall fresco from Roman Pompeii. He's weighing his phallus on a scale against what's thought to be a bag of coins, possibly representing the family's tribute to him. Behind him is a garden basket he's provided. The apparently flowering staff may refer to another part of his myth.

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    May 12, 2016 1:33 AM GMT
    This has been my guide on what to do where:

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    May 12, 2016 1:37 AM GMT
    TO23 saidLol, it's true you can write whatever your ideal body is here as that's the topic.

    Though if you're a size queen and obsessed with huge dicks, it just means deep down you're insecure about your own strength, and you're probably a huge pussy. And your only way of feeling masc, is by being around a huge penis because your fragile mind only knows how to see strength through a dick, rather than just acting like a man.


    So what does it mean if you like smaller dicks? ;)
  • Triggerman

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    May 12, 2016 1:44 AM GMT
    The classic bodies have always been defined by the classic Farnese Hercules, very muscled or Apollo by Michelangelo. Huge muscles or slim and athletic. The two archetypes of male beauty.
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    May 12, 2016 3:25 AM GMT
    Just came across this web site which explains why Greek and Roman statues have small penises. icon_biggrin.gif

    https://howtotalkaboutarthistory.wordpress.com/2015/08/30/why-do-all-old-statues-have-such-small-penises/

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    May 12, 2016 3:47 AM GMT
    It's a great article. Loved mythology my whole life, you have the Apollonian, Apollo, Reason vs. Dionysian, Dionysus, Emotion dynamic all throughout those ages, and I can only assume since Reason was prized above all else, the pee pees had to be small lol!!! Otherwise you were associated with Dionysus and debauchery.
  • neon4u

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    May 12, 2016 6:13 PM GMT
    JackNNJ saidBut the Doryphorus depicts a realistic human, and its purpose was to demonstrate ideal proportions.

    Priapus, while duly revered as a deity, was just a freak - and recognized as such.


    The sculpture depicts ideal proportions which relates to balance, and both of these define beauty in nature. It is not depicting eroticism hence the penis is not erect. An erection is not a natural state (in that men don't walk around with a perpetual hard-on). It is, however, a natural state in an altered condition, eroticism and/or sexual.
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    May 12, 2016 7:08 PM GMT
    So that was the ideal body and wow, back then, no steroids... Hmmm, I wonder what guys would look like without the shakes, powders, pills..... Also, this was the ideal as defined by a small group of people, those who commissioned the work. Perhaps work forward through history and look at the male ideal, for example, the Renaissance.