Today sees a brand new series of “Naked Attraction” start on Channel 4, but yesterday, its sister digital channel E4 started a new series called “Send Nudes: Body S.O.S”.
The premise is that ordinary people who are unhappy with a part of their body undergo a full body scan to create a lifesize digital avatar of themselves. They then manipulate the avatar to show them what they may look like should they undergo specific cosmetic procedures.
It’s something that’s been done before, and better, in Channel 4’s “Embarrassing Bodies”, but this programme goes one step further.
Those viewers of “Naked Attraction” will be familiar with the faces on the show. The first guy appeared on Naked Attraction twice, but he says he wants a bigger cock in this programme!
They show what he might look like if he has a couple of procedures, and they send the pics to ordinary members of the public, which I spy another face from a previous episode of “Naked Attraction”. In this case, the majority prefered his cock, natural. And he didn’t decide to have any surgery.
The part of me that is uncomfortable with this programme is the sending of the pictures to specially selected members of the public to comment on them and the lack of consideration of the psychological impact on the subject. I also found very little depth and emotional consideration to the subjects’ who had psychological issues with certain aspects of their physical appearance.
I know the first episode has to grab the viewer but to start with a guy from “Naked Attraction”, who wants a bigger cock because he does some porn and pornstars have big cocks, was extremely shallow, despite a surgeon explaining the physical consequences of surgery.
There’s a reason the programme is on E4 – it’s shallow and superficial and will get low viewing figures.
A big disappointment.
There’s an interesting article on the BBC website about some advertising for the TV series “Naked Attraction”. If you click on the picture, it will take you to the article.
While I do appreciate the advert and understand it was meant to be humorous. I do agree with it being withdrawn. The essence is that “complainants argue that the ad sexualises members of the public and does so without their consent”.
I disagree. Nudity is not necessarily sexual, and the complaint seems to equate nudity with sexualisation. However, I do think it incorrectly attributes preferences to members of the public without their consent.
Would you like to be pictured up front with a sign declaring that you love being naked? Especially if you are suffering from body issues.
I do not believe it incites sexual violence (like some complaints imply), but I think it is insensitive to the victims of sexual violence and may make them uncomfortable being on such a bus.
It was a good idea but poorly executed.
Personally, I wouldn’t like to be photographed with any of these “humorous bus adverts”. Just imagine if this was you, and it was plastered all over the internet without your consent or knowledge (hence why I have blanked out the guy’s face).
If we take this argument to its logical extreme, all such bus adverts should be withdrawn for fear of making people figures of fun and ridicule. But while I agree we should draw the line somewhere, society is not grown up enough to embrace nudity as a simple freedom of expression. The majority still associate it with something sexual.
Tansel is a 33-year-old fashion entrepreneur from London. Despite being around beautiful women, he just hasn’t found one to marry. He says he meets superficial people as part of his work, but when he was going on a date with a woman who liked dogs, he rented one for the date! Now that doesn’t sound genuine. So he might be better off being true to himself if he wants a serious relationship.
Aaron is a 26-year-old steelworker. They started discussing having sex in a car, and he indicated that he had done it, Sian never had. When his torso was exposed, she thought he looked like a care-bear that you wanted to snuggle and look after. He was picked for the date with Sian, and it went well; they even spent the night together. Aaron certainly wants to keep seeing Sian.
Jamie is a 31-year-old carpenter from Burnley. She liked the look of him, his hairless legs and his Speedo tan-lines and certainly his cock, explaining that she likes to tug them. I’m not sure about you, but that sounds painful as I’m not sure she meant she likes to give blokes a gentle wank. She loves a rug of chest hair and said he had a good body that wasn’t too ripped. When his face appeared, she thought he had a nice smile (and teeth). I always thought he was the front runner to be picked, but in the end, she just thought he was too perfect. Not a reason I would reject him; I like perfect.
Nial is a 23-year-old sound trainee from Liverpool. His cock immediately caught their eye as it looked a little excited, but he indicated it was just how it was usually, and she loved his thighs. She said he was very sweet looking and thought he maybe just needed looking after. But when she heard his voice and his Scouse accent, he had to go, she just couldn’t understand it. Surely his perky cock could have saved him!
Alfie is a 23-year-old recruitment consultant from Borehamwood. At first glance, they thought he shaved his pubes, but on closer inspection, they were fair and trimmed. Sian liked guys with shaved pubes, saying it was much tidier. She said he was very blond with a great smile and nice straight teeth. He was third to go as he was just a little too small. Well, not for me; he looked just fine for me, cute face, blond, gorgeous cock and a damn fine body. And a cheeky smile.
When I saw this next bit, it reminded me of how a nervous toddler behaves, gently rubbing his bare belly and chest. He looked so cute.
Frederico is a 32-year-old musician from Manchester. She was impressed by his cock, commenting it had a good bit of girth, but she wasn’t sure about his pubes. She liked his body, his “style”, whatever that means, and his nipple piercings and tattoos. Frederico was second to be let go as he was smaller than her usual type and was smaller than her.
Chris is a 28-year-old photographer from London. They noticed his hanging balls straight away, with one lower than the other, and they were very mobile. She liked his cock, saying he had a good length, but thought he had too much foreskin. She had to let him go first because of his lopsided balls. Chris said that he liked her hair (not sure if this was a backhanded comment), and he couldn’t care less about his bollocks; they are perfectly normal. My review is great balls, great cock, great foreskin and a sweet face.
This week we have more fresh bodies in another episode of Naked Attraction. Each day for the next seven days, we will post a new contestant. But if you want to see what you can expect, check out their tackle below. Choose one and see if you stick to your initial choice by the end. I certainly didn’t. It just goes to show you can’t choose a bloke based on their cock alone.