Nude Avatar Images

Nude Avatar Images

Brian Brian
So it seems like I'm seeing more people with nude avatar images. I understand people's want to express themselves and I realize this is an adult site but for the most part it seems Eden tries to keep things pretty PG13 rated except for the DVD products and this image is used in a large number of areas on the site. For me I don't wish to see other people's naked bodies as I don't want to be comparing them with my wife. What is everybody else's opinion on this?
07/26/2010
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El-Jaro El-Jaro
Eh, I could take it or leave it, nudity that is. It's the tasteless stuff I don't care for. People have tried uploading some pretty tasteless stuff for their avatar.

Good luck with that bit though, no one can control that but yourself.
07/26/2010
Alicia Alicia
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Originally posted by Brian
So it seems like I'm seeing more people with nude avatar images. I understand people's want to express themselves and I realize this is an adult site but for the most part it seems Eden tries to keep things pretty PG13 rated except for the ...
I don't think nudity is a problem here, especially when it's tasteful nudity.

You don't have to compare them with your wife. I don't compare naked men with my husband..
07/26/2010
TitsMcScandal TitsMcScandal
Comparing them with your wife is your own issue. Like Alicia said, when I see naked men I don't go comparing them to my Man. Nor when I see naked women do I compare them to myself/any current female lover. I like the nude body and appreciate the beauty that each body has.

I don't care one way or another about the avatars being PG-13 or XXX. Honestly, they are so small usually that I don't think anything would even stick out in my mind.
07/26/2010
PassionQT PassionQT
I haven't noticed any nude avatars, other than a bad link I posted by mistake and asked to have removed after someone drew it to my attention (Note to self: CHECK LINKS!).

We use explicit terminology in our reviews and in these forums by openly sharing our experiences on how well a product worked, etc. Some use more details than others, which give a clear mental picture that I'm sure can cause some readers to become excited, kind of like reading erotic stories. I really don't see how a nude avatar is much different. This is a sex site where we talk about it all the time! For the most part, everyone is mature about it too. It's how you perceive it that may be the problem, especially if you are comparing them to your wife.
07/26/2010
Brian Brian
I obviously understand that I'm a minority on this site. I was just curious since it seems Eden goes out of the way to keep things as clean as possible except for in this respect. I was addicted to pornography from age 12 to age 20 and still struggle with it. Obviously I realize that I'm on sex toy site and that this type of thing is pretty common but I really like how Eden doesn't have porn plastered all over there pages. I understand this a personal issue I just hate that it causes me to not want to get more involved in the Eden community as a result.
07/26/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Brian
So it seems like I'm seeing more people with nude avatar images. I understand people's want to express themselves and I realize this is an adult site but for the most part it seems Eden tries to keep things pretty PG13 rated except for the ...
Thank you for bringing this up. I don't think it should be allowed, but I didn't want to say anything. I think it will turn into posting nude photos on reviews and such. People have already asked me if videos are allowed to have them using the toy ect. Eden is very classy and they edit all the DVD photos ect. I really like that they do this.

As for comparing them to your wife...that is your own issue. I am not comparing mine to them or others, and its not that I don't mind seeing them, its that I don't want to see them here.
07/26/2010
Brian Brian
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Originally posted by PassionQT
I haven't noticed any nude avatars, other than a bad link I posted by mistake and asked to have removed after someone drew it to my attention (Note to self: CHECK LINKS!).

We use explicit terminology in our reviews and in these forums by ...
I think most of the more major posters on the site don't do it but I've noticed some newer members that do. I understand that people can be explicit in their reviews I guess I just draw a line between something written and something visual.
07/26/2010
Brian Brian
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
Thank you for bringing this up. I don't think it should be allowed, but I didn't want to say anything. I think it will turn into posting nude photos on reviews and such. People have already asked me if videos are allowed to have them using ...
Thanks Lauren. I think you hit the nail on the head. Nudity takes away the "classiness" of the site. I like how they edit all the photos as well. I know the comparing is a personal thing but if the goal is to make everyone feel as welcome as possible then I should have the choice of whether I see it or not.
07/26/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
There is a big difference between "filthy" and "sexy". It's really in the eye of the beholder; however, at Eden at least, "tasteful" and "classy" trump.
07/26/2010
Alicia Alicia
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
Thank you for bringing this up. I don't think it should be allowed, but I didn't want to say anything. I think it will turn into posting nude photos on reviews and such. People have already asked me if videos are allowed to have them using ...
Maybe I just haven't seen any that I find offensive. I would consider seeing someone using a toy as inappropriate and not something I want to see on a site like this. But I haven't seen any avatars that don't seem tasteful.
07/26/2010
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
Quote:
Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
Thank you for bringing this up. I don't think it should be allowed, but I didn't want to say anything. I think it will turn into posting nude photos on reviews and such. People have already asked me if videos are allowed to have them using ...
yuck I don't want to see the toy being used in a review!

as for nude avatars I could care less sometimes I like to look lol
07/26/2010
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
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Originally posted by Alicia
Maybe I just haven't seen any that I find offensive. I would consider seeing someone using a toy as inappropriate and not something I want to see on a site like this. But I haven't seen any avatars that don't seem tasteful.
ya all the nude ones I saw too were tasteful and if they aren't I don't care thats their thing
07/26/2010
Blinker Blinker
I'm with Brian and Lauren. If those posting nude avatars find that they can get away with it, it may inspire more nude avatars and pictures. Some people's avatars may be asked to be removed, while other avatars are found to be classier and are allowed to stay. It would cause some problems, IMO.
07/26/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
it's case-by-case really. I have had avatars removed because they were just tasteless and were actually infringed images.
07/26/2010
Alicia Alicia
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
it's case-by-case really. I have had avatars removed because they were just tasteless and were actually infringed images.
I've found that almost everything in life is case-by-case. Nothing is really black and white and I think most people understand that just because one person's is ok that not any type of nude would be ok.
07/26/2010
Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
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Originally posted by Alicia
Maybe I just haven't seen any that I find offensive. I would consider seeing someone using a toy as inappropriate and not something I want to see on a site like this. But I haven't seen any avatars that don't seem tasteful.
I agree with this. I don't think I've seen any nude avatars at all.. Maybe I'm missing them. If they are tasteful I don't think it would be a problem for me, personally. This is an adult-oriented site after all.

Honestly though, I think that showing how a toy works in a video would be a bit over the top and not appropriate at all.
07/26/2010
kck kck
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Originally posted by Red Vinyl Kitty
I agree with this. I don't think I've seen any nude avatars at all.. Maybe I'm missing them. If they are tasteful I don't think it would be a problem for me, personally. This is an adult-oriented site after all.

Honestly ...
Yeah, explicit video how-to's are pretty... raunchy. IMO.
07/26/2010
Envy Envy
Not a big fan of nude avys, but the ones that get me are the explicit ones. I see them all the time on Steam, people have porno avatars. And in various Steam games where you can spray a picture, there are people who have porno ones as well. But then again I go on furry servers, I guess it's to be expected. But I find drawn porn more tasteful anyway.
07/26/2010
SexyySarah SexyySarah
I could take it or leave it, it doesn't really matter too much to me, if they want to flaunt it so be it, but again no matter to me
07/26/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Blinker
I'm with Brian and Lauren. If those posting nude avatars find that they can get away with it, it may inspire more nude avatars and pictures. Some people's avatars may be asked to be removed, while other avatars are found to be classier and ...
Plus people have started thinking this is a dating sex site. I have gotten complaints from new people saying they are getting messages from creepy guys on and off the site and have had to take down their messengers.

I don't find asses to be nudity, but I don't want to see nipples, penises, ass holes vag...sex etc. Basically if you can't show it in a product picture it shouldn't be allowed in an avatar. It is distasteful. Some people choose to link to naked pictures off the site in some reviews of lingerie. This is totally fine in my opinion. TI is off site and there are warnings. Eden is unique in that it is classy. I wouldn't want this compromised.

I have seen bare breasts, a penis, and a questionable vag. The last one I considered tasteful because a toy was covering the naughty bits with shadows etc.

If I want to see porn...I go to a porn site.
07/26/2010
Victoria Victoria
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Originally posted by Alicia
I've found that almost everything in life is case-by-case. Nothing is really black and white and I think most people understand that just because one person's is ok that not any type of nude would be ok.
Very well-said! I feel exactly the same.
07/26/2010
YoungCouple YoungCouple
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Originally posted by Brian
I obviously understand that I'm a minority on this site. I was just curious since it seems Eden goes out of the way to keep things as clean as possible except for in this respect. I was addicted to pornography from age 12 to age 20 and still ...
Brian, I (hubby talking here) am going to agree with you to an extent. I am actually OK with nude avatars mostly because the avatars here are so small it's kinda like watching a nude beach from 1000 feet off shore.

I don't need to see any other nudity on the site though, Eden is very clean, and I think that helps it attract a lot of first time buyers, and keeps up the credibility of toy users in general. Eden is to Target as Other Toy sites are to Wal-Mart.
07/26/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by YoungCouple
Brian, I (hubby talking here) am going to agree with you to an extent. I am actually OK with nude avatars mostly because the avatars here are so small it's kinda like watching a nude beach from 1000 feet off shore.

I don't need to see ...
"Eden is to Target as Other Toy sites are to Wal-Mart."

Actually, I always thought we were more equal to Dillard's. ^_^

The lack of sleaze is what brought and kept me here. I find that any nude avatars I see are usually artistically done and show off the personality of the poster rather well. I guess I was lucky not to see the pornographic ones ... that would have sent me packing.

Oh, and Lauren? I got some guys wanting to hook up even WITH my watercolor avatar AND warnings in my bio that I'm off limits.
07/26/2010
Rayne Millaray Rayne Millaray
Eh... It's an adult site. An adult sex toy site. An adult sex toy site with a sex-positive e-zine about all things sexual. And really, there's nothing wrong with a little tasteful nudity on a site like this. Even (and maybe especially) in reviews.
07/26/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
I look at it this way...

While it may be "okay" to put just about anything as your avatar picture, your avatar picture represents you. If you want to be represented by an asshole or a penis or a boob...

Well, don't be offended if people take you less than seriously or assume you're an asshole! LOL!
07/26/2010
Sir Sir
Why would you feel the need to "compare" them to your wife? That's no one's problem other than your own. If they choose to add a nude photo for their avatar, and you don't like it, ignore it.

I personally feel that it's tasteless, sure, but this is an adult sex toy site. It depends on how it's done, honestly. There is plenty of artistic nude that's very lovely. So why the hell not have that as an avatar?

Don't understand the problem, really. This seems to be more of a case of "mind your own business" than anything else.

I do not think that this will carry over into reviews - and after all, if anyone notices this and is offended, they can just shoot Edenfantasys an email. No big deal, you know? Again, though, I do not know why anyone would be offended - this is an adult site, let's be adults about the nudity. Sure, there's no need for semi-porn, but I've never seen this happen, so why bring it up?
07/26/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Brian
So it seems like I'm seeing more people with nude avatar images. I understand people's want to express themselves and I realize this is an adult site but for the most part it seems Eden tries to keep things pretty PG13 rated except for the ...
The human body IS. It doesn't bother me at all. If people want nude, tastful avatars, it's OK with me. Of course, "tasteful" is in the eye of the beholder. One poster has a woman holding her labia open, and I find that tasteful, so my "taste" may be different than others.

The site sells silicone dicks and artificial vaginas! A naked avatar doesn't bug me in the least.
07/26/2010
usmcwife99 usmcwife99
Personally I think its a sex site, so its a little more acceptble.

I deffinitly wouldnt do a picture in just my bra or showing alot of cleavage or my underwear etc

However, we talk about dildos and viberators. I think were mature enough that if someone wants to choose that as there avatar so what.

If I saw a close up of someone using aviberator I might be like um ok, thats not exactly what ide like to see but oh well

I think its more self respect and common curtosy not to post almost nude pictures as an avatar, granted there very small. Who knows, maybe it is art.

"you see a priceless french painting I see a drunk naked girl" brad paisly ime still a guy
07/26/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I look at it this way...

While it may be "okay" to put just about anything as your avatar picture, your avatar picture represents you. If you want to be represented by an asshole or a penis or a boob...

Well, don't be ...
Personally I have to agree with Carrie Ann on this one...it's like the naming conventions on online games. I can't count the number of "Idiots" "jerkface" or even "jackhole" names I've run across! I can't imagine why anyone would want to be called those names willingly but hey to each their own. I haven't seen many avatars I find offensive here at EF and I would caution people that you DO get recognized by your avatar mostly so choose one that you'd like to be thought of.
07/28/2010
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