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May 12, 2009

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mike

hi just wanted to give you a latest headsup on the degeneracy of Hollywood. there is a new movie coming out called Middlemen. It is a movie about the porn industry and it is produced by an actual porn producer who parlayed his internet porn fortune into making "mainstream" pictures. the film stars such characters as luke wilson kelsey grammar and others.There is also a beautiful and talented actress named Laura Ramsey, who much to my dismay has been cast as a porn star. there have already been degrading pictures released showing her prancing around in a little bo beep outfit. given how jessica biel was pressured into doing nudity, it is not a stretch to imagine that coercion was involved on this actress who is lesser known than jessica biel and has less negotiating power, particlarly since she has stated that she is uncomfortable doing nudity.

Alexandra Foley

Great post. I am a terrific blusher and while it used to embarrass me further, now I think it is a wonderful human attribute.

It helps being 37 and married because I have less to "hide" - so to speak. I used to blush terribly when I spoke to boys I liked. Doesn't so much happen with my husband any more, though I like him quite a bit! :)

Hannah

Aw. What a sweet big sister post! As an older sis with two almost-teenage sisters, I get to see some of those same innocent blushes in them. And I hope they still see them in me. =)

Confused

I feel a little ambiguous about blushing myself. It makes sense to me that it's a sign of something important taking place. But I'm not sure if blushing, then sputtering in a mortified way when someone is speaking to you is entirely desirable. Isn't it also important to meet the significant moment's in one's life with grace? I don't mean to say that people who blush don't meet those moments with grace. I supposes I'm just confused about whether people are saying becoming completely tongue-tied is a good and perfectly acceptable part of modesty? Because I really hate it when that happens to me

Robin Goodfellow

Ahh, making girls blush. What an enjoyable pass-time ;)

Of course, you don't have to "protect" yourself when you blush. Rather, when I make a girl blush, I take it as an extending of trust. I "expose" your feelings, which embarrasses you, but at the same time you welcome the idea of a guy making you feel special enough to blush in the first place. It's up to the guy to not abuse this; there is nothing wrong about a girl blushing (and good guys actually think it's sweet).

So I agree, blush away. All I ask is that you let yourself blush as a result of tactful flirting, not vulgar borishness. Let me enjoy being charming, rather than a hound dog lol

And becoming "tongue-tied" is okay. It's not right to put so much pressure on ourselves to always be so perfect. But if it's a case of flirtation, let the guy know somehow that you _liked_ what made you tongue-tied. Otherwise, he might think he did something wrong lol

Lily

"Ahh, making girls blush. What an enjoyable pass-time ;)

Of course, you don't have to "protect" yourself when you blush. Rather, when I make a girl blush, I take it as an extending of trust. I "expose" your feelings, which embarrasses you, but at the same time you welcome the idea of a guy making you feel special enough to blush in the first place. It's up to the guy to not abuse this; there is nothing wrong about a girl blushing (and good guys actually think it's sweet).

So I agree, blush away. All I ask is that you let yourself blush as a result of tactful flirting, not vulgar borishness. Let me enjoy being charming, rather than a hound dog lol

And becoming "tongue-tied" is okay. It's not right to put so much pressure on ourselves to always be so perfect. But if it's a case of flirtation, let the guy know somehow that you _liked_ what made you tongue-tied. Otherwise, he might think he did something wrong lol"

-What a lovely sentiment, so true!

Robin Goodfellow

Why thank you, Lily ;)

And I certainly appreciate it when women preserve what allows them to blush in the first place.

Right now I'm in college, so it's hard to find women who aren't so "mature" and able to still blush. Innocence is so rare and precious these days, especially given what Mike said in his response.

Megan

As one who also blushes easily, I thank you for this post! And your little sister who inspired it.

leigh

I just wanted to pass this on. It was so sad to read Brooke Shields talking like this. Ugggg. I want to send her Return to Modesty!!

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,521744,00.html

dennis starks

i am a man who have not seen a who lot of people blush. i am a brown skin black. peopl have told me for years that i blush. ididn't believe them. one da i was talking to a lady my skin tone, i saw her face go a hot pink. it blew my mind. i said u r blushing. her face grew hotter. she told me to stop it,you're making it happen. it was the most beautiful sight. i think blushing is a good thing. if it is excessive blushing is not the prob lem, it is something else.

artschoolnerd

There is nothing wrong with blushing. There is also nothing wrong with not blushing.

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