The emphatic curve in these ladies’ backs, making their buttocks more prominent, resembles lordosis. Wikipedia considers whether this ancient mammalian posture has a role in humans here.

I have written at this blog about why certain female body parts have such appeal for men. In reflecting on female legs, my feeling was that heels work mainly by accentuating curves. I wonder if the real fundamental “sexual releaser” for men might simply be curves. In lordosis. With breasts. With legs …



I hang the tinkling
ankle chain over 
the photo frame.
Why are your lips
so prim?
You did not know
me then but I would
conquer you a
thousand times.

(Julian O’Dea)

Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe (Chinese version)


Original by Manet:


I must say I found this rather satisfying

It’s meant I suppose to show a “gender-flipped” world, but if that’s the way they think we men have it, that’s fine by me. I find it rather pleasing to be honest. (I have seen these gender-flipped skits for decades now.)

Another paradox

Sometimes, the more a woman is portrayed as having masculine traits, the more it seems to bring to mind her fundamental femaleness.


An actress in a local production: “Boys Will Be Boys“.

The carp

The carp sulk among
the water lily leaves
the shape of artists’
palettes, in the Monet 
pool, near the pastel 
bridge; retiring, already
daubed by Nature;
wary of Japonisme.

Julian O’Dea


Harvey Weinstein off to sex rehab in Arizona