A few years ago it would have bothered me (to be honest), but now? Not so much.

Why? Because I am interested in the experience and the person and the liberation of the woman, rather then the pretty packaging.

E.g. take something simple about you doing exercise. I would want to know, what inspired you to do that and how bad is the head rush from a headstand. Also, my goodness I love how close the top of the door frame you get you go girl!

If a friendship were to go on further, and we shared more ... I would say turnabout is fair play. I might be interested in posing naked for painting groups so equality in friendship could be had too.

Why? Because the friendship empowers me to fight and beat back the devils in the mind that we all have. Because real friends, regardless if they turn into lovers or partners, is all about growing, sharing and moving postiively through life.

Not being an anchor stuck in the sea.

We are all the same, with the same fears (like you call out) and same issues, just have a different set of hormones and packaging.

We are all one shared spirit and soul ... really good mystery is in our we learn to adapt and talk to one another as both experience life.

Thank you for sharing!

Lover of people, Texas Feminist Liberal Democrat, Horse Farm, High Tech Gadget ENFP Guy, and someone who appreciates the struggle of women and wants to help.