As this blog has developed, I have thought much on what I am trying to accomplish (motivation) and what is the best way to reach those objectives (methodology). For the former, my three primary motivations/objectives are (1) to contribute to the discussion concerning ethnicity and beauty, (2) to illustrate the beauty of Asian men in particular, and (3) to give myself a regular outlet for honing my creativity and writing skills.
As for the latter area of thought--methodology--I try to use that which will most efficiently and effectively accomplish my objectives. Though OYGA is still rather young (just under 5 months), I believe that I have begun to contribute to helpful discussions and hopefully to challenge conventional wisdom and the modern scourge of Abercrombie-ism. And this has naturally given me an outlet for writing creatively. However, in this focus, I believe I have inadvertently limited my success in the second of my objectives--to illustrate the beauty of Asian men.
I began to think that depicting naked men and explicit sexual activity would somehow "cheapen" the site and make it nothing more than a glorified porn site rather than a place for serious discussion.In some of my early posts, you can find a scattering of completely naked men. However, in conversations and through observation, I began to think that depicting naked men and explicit sexual activity would somehow "cheapen" the site and make it nothing more than a glorified porn site rather than a place for serious discussion (please note that I am not knocking porn sites! You can find plenty of them in my link lists). Also, I had some friends mention that they were unable to view my site at work because of the photos. So, I stopped using the naked pictures.
Unfortunately, this ended up prohibiting me from truly examining Asian male beauty, since I was limited in my picture selection and indirectly communicated that beauty in its pure form must be clothed (certainly not something I believe). And ironically, it probably limited me in my first and third objectives, as certain topics cannot be adequately illustrated and discussed without such pictures.
So, beginning today, I am going to strike out for a new balance. Recognizing the valid desire of some to avoid naked pictures as the blog is initially reached, I will continue to limit the first pictures to a PG-rating. And, unless otherwise indicated, all the pictures in the "Read more" section will also be non-nude.
But if you see the label à poil (French for "naked") on a post, that will indicate that there are naked pictures in the "Read more" section. I have already gone back to previous posts and added the label where appropriate. I trust this will be a welcome addition to the site and offer a broader platform from which I can speak on all topics.
As always, I welcome your comments about this or any other aspect of OYGA! And, to whet your appetite for what is to come, here is the first full à poil picture set...