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Fri Jul 15, 2022, 11:43 PM Jul 2022

Data Gathering Poll - Do Men Enjoy Looking at Women? [View all]

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A friend recently posted something about "body positivity" that suggested that women are not put on this earth to be looked at.

I would argue that straight men naturally look at women and that's never going to stop. Some men go a step further and think lustful thoughts. Some men go a step further and approach the woman, hopefully.

There are many, many women who don't like being looked at by men. Especially women who are not interested in men. There are women who wish that men would see what they have "on the inside". There are women who say the companies that sell their products by having attractive women display them are objectifying women.

It is EXTREMELY real and extremely detrimental that entire industries have developed that sell products (cosmetics, wigs and hair products, laser trims, tummy tucks and plastic surgery, girdles and Spanx, the list goes on and on) based on the idea that a woman who doesn't use these products is undesirable, and won't be looked at. The overwhelming bombardment of this advertising and negative messaging is very, very challenging for some women, especially teens and young women. So, I understand the idea of "body positivity", and teaching women that they are fine exactly as they are. But to suggest that men are not looking at them seems a stretch.

So. A biased poll. Just to see if I'm off base.

32 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Poll closed
I am a straight male, and I tend not to notice women around me.
0 (0%)
I am a straight male and I notice women, but do not purposely look at them.
5 (16%)
I am a straight male and I enjoy looking at women. Period.
8 (25%)
I am a straight male and I enjoy looking at women who I find attractive.
13 (41%)
I am a straight male and I enjoy looking at women who haven't done anything to "enhance" their appearance.
2 (6%)
I am a straight male and I enjoy looking at women who have done things to "enhance" their appearance.
0 (0%)
I am a straight male and I sometimes have sexual thoughts about women who I find attractive.
2 (6%)
I am a straight male and I may try to strike up a conversation with a woman I find attractive.
1 (3%)
I am a straight male and feel like today's society and today's women do not want me to look at them, so I don't.
1 (3%)
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I'm a straight male and pass on this poll. Lochloosa Jul 2022 #1
Should allow multiple responses HelpImSurrounded Jul 2022 #2
Hmmmm... qwlauren35 Jul 2022 #5
In a single line? I doubt it HelpImSurrounded Jul 2022 #10
I can relate to practically everything you've written True Dough Jul 2022 #19
Hey! Dirty old men need love too... Wounded Bear Jul 2022 #31
Wait a second, Wounded Bear True Dough Jul 2022 #32
Nope, more like this guy... Wounded Bear Jul 2022 #33
Other mvd Jul 2022 #3
No idea but I'm a straight woman and I notice nice looking men. Phoenix61 Jul 2022 #4
I hear you. qwlauren35 Jul 2022 #13
The photoshopping of either sex annoys me. Phoenix61 Jul 2022 #15
Well said Doc Sportello Jul 2022 #26
I passed because I simply enjoy looking at people - I enjoy the diversity of looks, clothes, NewHendoLib Jul 2022 #6
I'm a straight male... House of Roberts Jul 2022 #7
I'll check what I typed. Sorry. qwlauren35 Jul 2022 #14
What about the "I'm a gay male and I enjoy looking at women that I find attractive" option? TexasTowelie Jul 2022 #8
As I've gotten older I think it's kind of creepy when I check out younger women captain queeg Jul 2022 #9
Well gay texan Jul 2022 #11
I've gone on group model shoots a few times edbermac Jul 2022 #12
I understand the need for cosmetic surgery and even implants... Wounded Bear Jul 2022 #35
I think you need to go back to what your friend actually wrote. meadowlander Jul 2022 #16
+1 LizBeth Jul 2022 #22
+1 demmiblue Jul 2022 #23
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (nt) petronius Jul 2022 #17
Well yeah. BlueTsunami2018 Jul 2022 #18
Where is - "I am a gay woman and I enjoy looking at women. Period"? OhZone Jul 2022 #20
I'm going to ramble a bit... and probably make a few people very angry. Layzeebeaver Jul 2022 #21
I'm a straight, old woman. I stared at two men, openly. It was in Venice and I was crossing the CTyankee Jul 2022 #24
What the fuck is this shit right here WhiskeyGrinder Jul 2022 #25
Yep. Iggo Jul 2022 #30
I am a straight male and I enjoy looking at all sorts of people - I am a photographer GoneOffShore Jul 2022 #27
Much more rewarding watching flowers 48656c6c6f20 Jul 2022 #28
I thought it couldn't get dumber than the Ivana threads. Iggo Jul 2022 #29
I won't ForgedCrank Jul 2022 #34
Leering makes women uncomfortable. I suggest men stop doing it. boston bean Jul 2022 #36
Yes it's DU newdayneeded Jul 2022 #38
Especially at the nude beach Polybius Jul 2022 #39
Yeah. Just another grenade rolled into the room. Iggo Jul 2022 #40
There's nothing wrong with straight men looking at women, especially women they highplainsdem Jul 2022 #37
After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING Omaha Steve Jul 2022 #41
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