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To consider that nude modelling could be "empowering"?

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Toohotcats Wed 01-Jul-15 14:06:27

Wasn't sure where to put this thread! I came across a certain porn site recently, was mentioned on an earlier thread (on sex thread -Abby winters) basically they need models and I really like their ethos, I love the fact that there are real girls with real bodies on the site. They won't let you model for them if you have had any cosmetic surgery. I think if more porn users catch onto sites like Abby winters , we will see a decline in objectification, and unrealistic ideas of what women should look like.
Anyway, I digress slightly. I emailed them and sent an "application" they replied and want to interview me. They appear to pay extremely well. The problem is they are in Amsterdam. But they have said that if they like me after my skype interview, they'll cover my costs to travel from the uk.. Has anyone else done anything like this? Should I be weary?
I'm not desperate for money, and just because I like their ideas doesn't mean I should model for them! But, I do have credit card debts and haha - quite low self esteem. I really think this could give me the boost I need! What do you think...?
Xx

TrojanWhore Wed 01-Jul-15 14:09:20

I have also posted on your other thread.

Empowerment means getting more power.

This doesn't seem to be a direct route to that, though arguably it could be an indirect one if the additional income you mention secures you advantage in other parts of your life.

How much money are you expecting to make? Will it really cover all your interview costs? And have you included in the costs a fee for a lawyer to check contracts so you understand who exactly has the power to distribute your image?

Toohotcats Wed 01-Jul-15 14:13:03

Thanks for the reply, the sex thread seems to be a little quiet so I moved thread here.
They are quite big on privacy, ect.. But I realise that there is no way of really ever knowing where your images could end up on the internet. Which is probably my main reason why, I will most likely change my mind about the whole thing.

WorraLiberty Wed 01-Jul-15 14:19:48

If you have low self esteem, modelling is probably the last thing you should be thinking of doing.

You'll be putting yourself out there to the world, facing all sorts of criticism and of course, not all of it will be good.

Could you really handle that?

ghostyslovesheep Wed 01-Jul-15 14:22:31

I'm not sure how it's empowering to be masturbatory fodder simply because you have real boobs confused

ghostyslovesheep Wed 01-Jul-15 14:24:54

Posted too soon

It's still objectifying women for male pleasure and reducing us to tits and ass

DawnOfTheDoggers Wed 01-Jul-15 14:28:09

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Toohotcats Wed 01-Jul-15 14:33:37

Yes but, women will be reduced to "tits and ass" for the male gaze until the end of time, there's no stopping it. But in countries like the Netherlands where there is better and more regular sex education on schools, there seems to be a more progressive attitude towards porn - I.e fake tits , fake bodies is fake - not attractive. Natural bodies are something to be celebrated. I also don't see any kind of "abuse" being carried out on the films on this site, however you only have to search you porn or the like for 2 mins to find women's heads being flushed down toilets - and the like.
I suppose I'm trying to make a point there which has diverted from the subject of the thread.

ghostyslovesheep Wed 01-Jul-15 14:37:53

You realise the Netherlands is a highly conservative place - Amsterdam s red light district is widely disliked

FunFunFunFun Wed 01-Jul-15 14:39:08

I think you're quite pathetic for considering this. Sorry OP.

Toohotcats Wed 01-Jul-15 14:40:52

It's ok, don't be sorry - I decided to post the thread because I am looking for opinions, good or bad.

Chillyegg Wed 01-Jul-15 14:42:01

I wouldn't purely because then id have to regularly shave my legs sounds like a bad and convoluted idea op.

paulapompom Wed 01-Jul-15 14:47:15

I think 'real' modelling sounds a great idea... BUT I feel worried about the whole Skype then Amsterdam arrangement. If they asked you to show your body on Skype, it's possible they could film you, not pay you, and have a free 'real' video. Also it would surely make better financial sense to pay for a studio in the UK than to pay models to travel. If you go i woild take someone to keep your passport/cashcard safe. I'm probably being a bit over cautious, but just a couple of things to think about. Good luck whatever you decide xx

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