Not sure they're really "vintage," so I won't call it so, (but you don't see them too often anymore, mostly in 80's stuff from what I've seen,) but those high-rise thongs... Mmm-m-mm... Right over the tops of the hips.... Rawr...
Something classy, and/ or maybe 'erotically elegant'... or 'elegantly erotic' about them, in my opinion, that you just don't get in all the girly-girl low-rise "stuff" you see these days...
i honestly don't have a real definition of porn, my definition of art however is, art is any perceptible honest expression of a human's mind and soul. why i thought this was porn was actually because i was a bit 'disgusted' looking at here dressed like this, b/c i see so many hetero sexual men being crazy about sexy women, and (sorry to say this but it's my impression), easily lose control if they see women like the one in the picture. i don't know if these men can appreciate this in a decent way, but i thought that their thoughts confess dirty. i'm open to your opinion though.
I believe that the definition of art is all about the intent of the creator, if they intended it to be art then it is art, good or bad, like or dislike is all subjective but does not effect that it is still art.
"Porn" is to me something that is intended to titillate or arose in a sexual manner. An image of a beautiful girl in a bikini in a catalog selling swim ware is not porn but take the exact same image and place it in a men's pinup calendar and it would very easily be "porn". I don't think it is a question of porn vs art since there is lots of art that is porn, I think "porn" is just one more type/genre of art.
I'm really sorry to here that you think that normal healthy men can't control themselves in the presence of, or when viewing a beautiful image of a pretty girl. I think that all normal healthy people have self control and can control them selves. I do acknowledge that there are some unhealthy ones out there that can't control themselves but they are the very small minority.
I do have to ask why it would be wrong for a normal man or woman to have sexual thoughts about this image? Sexual thoughts are normal aren't they? I think that they appreciate this image in the way they want and that does not lessen the value in this piece of art in any way.
again i'm sorry if i sounded insulting at any place because that's the least thing i want to be. your definition of art sounds very reasonable to me. i just disagree at the point where you think that porn is a genre or type of art honestly. my view is that porn only aims to provoke sexual feelings, and that is what i can't consider profound. yes, i'm kind of sorry about it myself about the controlling thing. i haven't heard a lot of what men thought about this, so i'm actually very happy to hear that my intention was wrong. maybe i've just made the wrong experiences, which does not justifiy my prejudice. i've just been disappointed a lot when it came to men seeing sexy women, i.e. the english royal wedding, when all the men went crazy about pippa middletons ass. you know, again i agree, sexual thoughts are definitely normal and natural, i think i feel so dejected because i always thought there was this certain kind of unbalance between the genders, and that's why i disdain porn. that there are hundreds of men magazines with naked women in it, but not really any contrary has an effect on society, and that scares me. again no offense for your deviation or intention, because i understand much better now, i hope you get my point though.
Thank you for your feedback, I take no personal feelingsor insult, I do get tired of people telling me that what I have done for so many years is not art so perhaps I am a bit sensitive.
I would suggest you look back thru the art of the ages and the masters and see if you don't find hundreds of examples of art that is in fact "porn" by the definition we are using here. As a matter of fact there is a complete temple in India that is covered in images of actual sex acts.....in an extremely conservative society and they don't see it as negative..... it might change your mind.
I'm just curious why does the fact that there are hundreds of men's mags out there and it has not had an adverse effect on society scare you? I would think that would make you much more confident in the basic sexuality of mankind and that it does not usually over come the society's need to create family, protect and raise them.
LOL anyway I digress, I hope you continue to view my images with a slightly new perspective.
Do you see her engaging in a sexual act or displaying sexual organs? Clearly the answer to both of those is 'no', so the answer to your question is 'no'. There's a difference between human anatomy and porn. Learn it.