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Day 216 — The Skin I’m In

skinOkay, who was it? A woman, no doubt.

Someone blew the whistle on my online dating profile for posting a fetching photo that showed a halo of a nipple.

It was barely showing. You can’t decide for yourself (see photo below).

The consequence: The dating site deleted my picture and sent me a scathing email that warned me not to do it again—or else.

The warning said: “If any of these rules are violated again, your account(s) will be removed from our website permanently.”

Ann's SkinI’d hardly say that the photo falls within the realm of nudity.

I mean, have you taken a look at The Huffington Post’s Celebrity Skin site?

Here you’ll find pictures that would otherwise be declined for approval, or worse, deleted from your online dating account, and I seriously doubt you’d do the braless look for that all-important, once-in-a-lifetime job interview.

But they’re okay if you’re a celebrity, or even close to being one. All you need is some boobs or a belief that animal fur is a bad thing—then you can pose in the nude for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals with your body parts strategically covered by a hand (not always your own).

Scrolling down the homepage of The Post’s site, I read the headline question, “Who Do You Think Should Pose for Playboy?”

The answer seems rather rhetorical to me.

I ask, Do you really think it would be anyone without big breasts, such as uni-model Agyness Deyn?

I imagine that jealously reins with the online dating police who think that those with clear, soft skin have an un-hair advantage.

Psssst. Ever hear of GiGi Honey Wax?

Still, it’s not like these whistle blowers can file a qui tam action like employees can do when their company does bad things. If the only bad thing I’ve done is show the skin I’m in, then I’m guilty.

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