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#174969 - 07/01/14 09:34 PM What makes a good dick picture?
ThePenIsMighty Offline
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I figured a topic like this could be helpful, considering the picture forum is almost entirely pictures of penises. I found a few sites like this one (http://critiquemydickpic.tumblr.com/), of women critiquing dick pics, as well as tips on what makes such a picture more pleasing to look at.


While the suggestions are mostly good and make sense, I'm not sure if the same standards apply to a forum like this. I assume a lot of members post their members (heh) for blunt feedback, or maybe because it's a bit of a rush showing that off. What makes a dick pic more appealing to a woman may or may not be the same as what appeals to men, depending why you choose to look at them.


I'm asking members to share what they want, or like to see, when viewing others' pics on here. Do you like a close up view, or to see more body? Do you prefer artistic pics, or is there appeal to seeing more obviously "amateur" pics?


Personally, I like to see some variety when looking at multiple pics of the same dude. It's interesting to see flaccid as well as hard, though most guys like showing it off at their biggest. I appreciate a good close up, but seeing more of the guy makes it much more memorable for me. Artistic is a nice touch, but too much effort can make an otherwise attractive photo seem cheesy, or even fake.


This would also be a good place to share anything you've hoped to see on here, but rarely see.

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#174981 - 07/03/14 05:53 PM Re: What makes a good dick picture? [Re: ThePenIsMighty]
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As long as it's nothing pornographic, i.e. a cumshaw for example, then I guess pretty much anything goes.
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#174982 - 07/03/14 06:12 PM Re: What makes a good dick picture? [Re: ThePenIsMighty]
ThePenIsMighty Offline
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Out of curiosity, is that part of the rule in Member Pics, or your own preference? I'm honestly still a bit unsure where the pornographic line is, when it comes to a penis related forum lol. I originally figured things like provocative pictures of butts, ejaculation, even self-sucking would cross that line, but I've seen most of those on here.

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#174989 - 07/04/14 08:36 AM Re: What makes a good dick picture? [Re: ThePenIsMighty]
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As a moderator here, I tend to be fairly liberal.
As for "rules," I'm not big on them. How are "rule" here made? Not by Congress, Parliament or Council of the Realm, so that leaves a lot of flexibility. Someone might require that a picture be "tasteful." Well, that sure runs the gamut.
As for me, if I let a picture post and get objections from the membership, "poof," it will be gone.

Suggestion: Don't push it. I'm may be liberal but I'm not an anarchist.
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#175009 - 07/09/14 06:43 PM Re: What makes a good dick picture? [Re: ThePenIsMighty]
ThePenIsMighty Offline
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Oh, I thought I'd replied to this. Thanks for your answer Jim. It helps knowing basic limits, though I doubt I'd push them.

I made this topic because I noticed some pic posts get one or two comments, while others get pages of them. If you don't count longtime members to account for friendly bias, then the natural conclusion is that some guys just post pics that most like enough to comment. Of course, there are exceptions - I'm sure those who show their face as well are usually guaranteed comments, because that's ballsy :-p.

Jim, if you were an anarchist mod, that would be .. delightfully ironic heh :-p

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#175018 - 07/11/14 04:49 PM Re: What makes a good dick picture? [Re: ThePenIsMighty]
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I think that while women can certainly enjoy looking at an erect penis-- I believe we also like a view that more inclusive. We like to see more of the body- maybe be teased a little or to have it a bit more subtle.

You would be surprised at how popular pics of mens hands were on here some time ago to the women who used to come here! (including me) I don't think any of us get here as much as we used to.

My favorites show more then just a dick. One of my very favorites shows a man in conservative clothes with his penis peeking out.

I also like more artistic photos! Theres been some great ones on here.

See for most women, its not just about a penis. In fact that's much lower on the list in order of importance for women. Many men don't know, understand or accept that unfortunately.

Yeah, there are women who talk like it is. And there probably are some who say it is the most important. But I think even many of them are putting on a bit of a show. Talking big and trying to sound like someone they aren't.
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#175019 - 07/11/14 06:07 PM Re: What makes a good dick picture? [Re: ThePenIsMighty]
ThePenIsMighty Offline
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Registered: 06/12/14
Posts: 121
Loc: Canada
Thanks for the great response, Firefly! I definitely agree that seeing more than a penis is much more enjoyable. Subtlety is great too, though it can have the same problem as artistic penis photos to me - take it too far and the background might catch the eye more than the subject.


Personally, it's about more than a penis to me, though I'm a guy who likes guys. I imagine some come here simply for purpose of comparing, or mild curiosity, so I figure all the plain dick pics have their use too. I like when guys show more - the ones that are comfortable posting nudes with their face are always pretty exciting, though a bit rare.

I won't lie, I'll probably use any responses here as a reference next time I'm in a picture-snapping mood :-p. I've never gotten very creative with such pics before, unless you count writing someone's name on my appendage creative (Ha, just realized his name was Peter, and why that was fitting).

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