I saw you naked on the internet
So recently I stumbled upon a photo of a lifelong friend. The photo in question was from a Playboy College pictorial, and the friend in question was fully nude. Now, I’ve stumbled across a surprising amount of friends, former classmates, and co-workers nude on the internet. And the truth is, in all of those instances, I was not looking for photos of those particular people. I can’t even tell you how surreal it is when you have that moment of “Oh Mah Gawd is that…” It’s weird and wonderful.
But the thing is, there’s really no way to tell those people, “Hey, I stumbled across a nude picture of you in…(Playboy, That Photographer’s Portfolio, That Gentlemen’s Club Website, ect.)…and I don’t want to weird you out or make you think I was spanking it to your picture but I just wanted to say that you looked lovely. You should be really proud of those images, and on an aesthetic level, I’m really glad I got to see them.”
There’s just no way to convey that message without making things awkward. But, that’s what I wish I could say to at least five or six different women I know.