Happy Nude Year is one of the leading Twitter topics (on New Year’s Day). Kinda fun, don’t you think? I spend most of my days nude or nearly nude. In all of 2022, I spent less than a week wearing more than a t-shirt. It’s gotten so “normal” for me that Mrs. Lion doesn’t even notice. For that matter, neither do I. While she was out of work, Mrs. Lion also spent most days clothing-free.

I never planned on being a nudist. It started almost twenty years ago when Mrs. Lion began staying over at my house. At the time, we were experimenting with her being in charge. I had the idea that if I weren’t allowed to wear clothes at home, it would emphasize her dominance. It also made my bottom instantly available for correction. I don’t think that she had any feelings on the subject, but it turned me on. So she adopted the rule.

The idea was that the most I could wear at home was a t-shirt unless I was really cold. In that situation, I could add sweatpants. My house was usually comfortably warm. I never needed more than the t-shirt. Mrs. Lion never punished me for being dressed. I don’t think I ever broke that rule. She never mentioned it to me. Being naked was normal for me. It felt odd if I wore anything at home. After nearly two decades, the subject never comes up, and all I wear is a t-shirt.

The only reason I thought about this was seeing the Twitter prompt. All my years are nude. The days are long gone when I gave thought to the idea that my exposure was a sign of my submission to my lioness. It doesn’t matter. It remains a valid expression of our power exchange. When I wear a male chastity device, I feel her power for the first few days of wearing it. Then, like my nudity, it becomes just part of my lot in life. Truth be told, I rarely think about Mrs. Lion’s control of my orgasms. It’s just the way things are.

That’s both good and bad news. It’s good in the sense that she never has to worry about me masturbating. She knows that she is my sole source of sexual pleasure. The bad news is that orgasm control and nudity have lost their ability to remind me of her control. Domestic discipline is the one remaining element that maintains the power to remind me of our roles. Every time she spanks me, I am fully aware that she is in charge.

I always liked the idea of being spanked. For many years, Mrs. Lion gave me BDSM spankings because I wanted them. They didn’t imply any real power exchange. Once Mrs. Lion began giving me truly unpleasant spankings when she decided I needed one, I felt her control. Even the punishment day spankings have that effect on me. This is because she can choose to use a wooden paddle for ten minutes or a leather one for just five. Both hurt, but obviously, the wood paddle is much more difficult to take.

Mrs. Lion isn’t interested in my input. If I complain or yelp, she considers that encouragement. Spankings are supposed to hurt. Her spankings hurt a lot. When I complain about a sore bottom, she smiles and says, “Good.” We haven’t discussed it, but perhaps one reason we need to have frequent spankings is that it’s the only remaining reminder of our power exchange.

Women on Twitter often ask for nudes from people who follow them. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with that, but they often add “no genitals” to their requests. Does that mean you can’t post a picture if you have genitals? If so, a lot of people ignore this demand. They don’t want genitals in submitted pictures. I see lots of female complaints about men sending penis pictures. I find that puzzling.

Both men and women have favorite body parts that they consider sexually arousing. They also often have parts that make them uncomfortable. I’m sure this is the root cause of the “no genitals” demand. I have a big problem with it. First of all, I like seeing female genitals. No, I don’t like gynecological closeups. I do like images that include that general area of the body. Female thighs and tummies are very sexy. Where they meet is also a big turn-on for me.

I am very partial to female rear ends. I’m an ass man. I’m particularly partial to a nice female butt in jeans. Naked rears are also very hot. Most of the women I see on Twitter who like to pose in nude self-portraits are comfortable showing their breasts (meh!), legs and thighs, and rear views. Most restrict their “nudes” to their boobs. That’s too bad.

If you are willing to show your body and freely post images of your legs, butt, tummy, and boobs, why do you avoid showing your vagina? Is there something particularly obscene about that part of your body? I don’t get it. I know some women say they don’t like how they look down there. Maybe sharing and getting positive feedback would help them improve their self-images. I like to see all of a woman. I don’t read any special significance into images that avoid showing the pussy. Seeing one doesn’t indicate that its owner is promiscuous. It’s just part of a beautiful body.

The general aversion to “dick pics” may be an indication of the sort of images guys DM to a woman. Just as an extreme vaginal closeup isn’t a turn-on, a close shot of an erection is probably just as unappealing. A shot that shows more of the body sends a different message. Instead of, “I want to fuck you,” it says, “This is me.”

I wonder if the state of arousal also figures in. An erection indicates sexual arousal. Some women may find that a sort of attack. They may think that the owner of that penis wants to rape them. I’m being a bit extreme in that last sentence, but an erection can evoke fear. That makes me sad. My erection means that I’m aroused. It doesn’t suggest that I intend to use it like a weapon. I’m turned on and want to share it. From my perspective, showing my erection makes me vulnerable. I’m showing my feeling without reciprocation. It would hurt me if you laughed at my erection. I’m being vulnerable.

Most of the pictures of my penis that I’ve published have been with it flaccid. I feel a lot less vulnerable when I show myself unaroused. Those images show my body in its usual state. I’m not aroused. I’m just naked me. That’s a lot easier to share.

If you are going to take nude pictures, please DO include genitals. They are a very nice part of any person’s body. If you can send a picture of your boobs with erect nipples, you might as well show the rest. I know that I would enjoy the view.

Every time  I write a post about pubic hair, it gets a lot (for us) of comments. They come from men who also remove their hair down there. Women remain silent on the subject. Maybe guys think about their pubic hair more than women. I’m pretty sure that males are much more visual about genitals. Many aren’t particularly attracted to that part of a man. Male butts seem far more interesting to them.

I get this data from my reading on social media. I get that women feel naughty about showing their breasts and bottoms. They don’t feel inclined to show their vaginas. This limitation on their self-exposure may be the same as their disinterest in penises.

Even though my genitals are prominently featured in various posts, I have no illusion that those images are appealing to either sex. The only picture of me that seems to show my genitals in a good light is a full-length nude of me standing. My genitals are far from prominent. They are revealed as a natural feature of my landscape.

I am not particularly attracted to closeups of random pussies. Images like that don’t turn me on. I do like seeing Mrs. Lion’s vagina. She is very fond of seeing my erections. I think it’s because we are sexual partners. I’m not saying that female nudes don’t appeal to me. They do if I feel visual context. Maybe other men see things differently. Porn and closeups of vaginas never do it for me.

I admit that I am very interested in seeing a cute ass. Rear views are most welcome. One of my favorites is a woman with a cute butt in tight jeans. While I like it, anal sex has never been my favorite. However, I am very partial to reverse cowgirl. I get great sensations and a spectacular rear view.

I digress. My point is that women, at least publically, tend to agree that penis pictures are generally unwelcome. The exception is that closeups of aroused friends and lovers are generally welcome. I agree that it seems strange to imagine that a picture of your erection is a good way to introduce yourself to a stranger. I don’t think my cock is particularly special. I’m told I have a nice smile and a cute butt.

Every so often, I forget to schedule my posts, and they go live as soon as I save them. That happened yesterday with my “Body Image” post. Despite being so public, I’m still uncomfortable with how people, especially women, look at me.

This isn’t a new problem. I can’t think of a time in my life when I wasn’t sure that I was ugly. I wasn’t fat. For most of my adult life, I was 170 to 180 lbs. This isn’t bad considering I’m 6-2. I was too shy to approach women. Fortunately, a fair number approached me. Still, I missed out on a lot.

I’m heavier now. I suppose age and careless eating have done me in. Still, I wish I could feel more accepted. I know that many women have similar concerns. Body image and self-esteem are close relatives. Men don’t generally talk about this. I am.

Mrs. Lion says that she likes my body. I find that very difficult to believe. She also thinks I’m smart and I’m a good writer. Maybe I’m smart, but so far, not one literary agent has shown interest in my book. I’m looking for feedback that will either end my writing career or give me enough hope to go on.

If I’m going to be completely honest, it would be nice to get validation on my body too. I don’t smile when I publish a nude picture of myself. I don’t imagine any women (or men) find my genitals good-looking. The trouble they may be in is interesting, but the actual body is meh.

Silence is as bad as “yuck.” Agents don’t want to read my book because I’m not interesting. People don’t like my naked parts, so they don’t comment here or on Twitter. No news is truly bad news. I know that people do like our posts. I’m very proud that I have a lot of readers. But when it comes to how I look, let’s face it, no news is bad news.

[Mrs. Lion — What can I do to convince him I like his body? I don’t believe him when he says he likes my body either.]