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Old Sep 11, '06, 9:19 am
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I have a question that is really nagging me. If I was to take some semi nude photo's of my wife, FOR ONLY ME TO SEE AND NO ONE ELSE., and they are not pornographic but done in taste. Is this wrong? I love my wife dearly, I find her the most beautiful woman in the world, and truly enjoy looking at her. These would be done with a digital camera so no one has to develop them also insuring only I would see them.
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Old Sep 11, '06, 9:27 am
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Go for it but be careful. You can never be sure that there are no eyes around .
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Old Sep 11, '06, 9:28 am
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I don't know about the morality of it, but I tend to be paranoid. I don't write anything or take pictures of anything I wouldn't want others to see. Just because they are digital, you can't guarantee no one else would see them. If I were your wife, I'd say no. Say something happens to you and your wife, would you want family members to go through your computer and find the pictures or if you print them out, would you want others to find them?
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Old Sep 11, '06, 9:29 am
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There is a possibility it could be OK, but I would really urge you not to. Appreciate your wife in person. Appreciate all that she is to you. If you spend your time looking at nude photos of her, you run a very big risk of objectifying her which in turn could put a strain on your initimacy and ultimately cause serious problems in your relationship. I just want to add that even if you are able to look at nude photos of your wife in a truly loving and appreciative way, she might not really know that is what you are doing. She might begin to think that you are just using her as an object and that could cause a rift between you eventually. I just don't think it is worth the risk.
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Old Sep 11, '06, 9:30 am
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I don't know about the morality of it, but I tend to be paranoid. I don't write anything or take pictures of anything I wouldn't want others to see. Just because they are digital, you can't guarantee no one else would see them. If I were your wife, I'd say no. Say something happens to you and your wife, would you want family members to go through your computer and find the pictures or if you print them out, would you want others to find them?
Good point. What if your kids find them?
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Old Sep 11, '06, 9:31 am
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I have a question that is really nagging me. If I was to take some semi nude photo's of my wife, FOR ONLY ME TO SEE AND NO ONE ELSE., and they are not pornographic but done in taste. Is this wrong? I love my wife dearly, I find her the most beautiful woman in the world, and truly enjoy looking at her. These would be done with a digital camera so no one has to develop them also insuring only I would see them.
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Why do you want "semi nude" photos? It gives the impression that what you are indulging in is lust. If you love your wife you should not want to use her, and that is what indulging in looking at semi nude photos would most likely be, after all - if she was present, you would not need the photos, so it appears that you will be looking at these photos outside the home.... What does that tell you?
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Old Sep 11, '06, 9:48 am
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I have a question that is really nagging me. If I was to take some semi nude photo's of my wife, FOR ONLY ME TO SEE AND NO ONE ELSE., and they are not pornographic but done in taste. Is this wrong? I love my wife dearly, I find her the most beautiful woman in the world, and truly enjoy looking at her. These would be done with a digital camera so no one has to develop them also insuring only I would see them.
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Odds are regardless of how careful you are they will end up on the internet.
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Old Sep 11, '06, 10:54 am
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I would tend to look at it this way: What's the point? You enjoy looking at your wife, you say? Then make her dinner, candlelit, of course and enjoy each other...I'm sure you could gander at eachother all you want given the right circumstance or situation. Love and affection, at least to me, is to be shared between 2 people and photos just seem sort of one-sided...

But I'm not sure either...

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Old Sep 11, '06, 11:29 am
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This is very dangerous territory. Although images of the naked body are not sinful per se it is very easy for these images to affect others.

First for you it is very important what your motives are...if you intend on using the images for self abuse taking them would be sinful for you and sinful cooperation by your wife.

It is possible you need images for an art class for example where to participants would be working on a painting after the model has to leave. You can not control what others do with an image such as this so you would have to be very careful.

There is also a potential for scandal if you are Christian/Catholic. If others learn of you activities you may lead them to think that pornography is not a serious matter. Paul said something about not doing an action even if allowed so as not to lead others into sin.

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Old Sep 11, '06, 11:38 am
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"estesbob" lays out the odds.

IMHO, you'd be objectifying your wife's body rather than glorifying God through an art form. To do so would diminish your spirituality=mortal sin.

I sense an underlying motivation, the good thing is that you asked here first, so you probably already knew what the "right" answer was but at times like these "Seeks God" has a better course of action by expressing appreciation-doing something for another is the best way.
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Old Sep 11, '06, 12:37 pm
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I dont know, why look at pictures when you can look at the real thing. In my mind if you are looking at pictures of your wife say while she is at work, ask yourself why? I mean it doesnt make sense to me. If it is for arousal, you mean a picture is more stimulating than the real person? I also think that you can lust after your wife. I feel that lust and love are two different things.
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Old Sep 11, '06, 1:07 pm
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I'm fascinated that so many art masterpieces involve nudity or semi-nudity, including those in churches and cathedrals, while we seem very confused over our feeling about paintings, photos, and other depictions of naked bodies.

I see no harm in taking a few photos for man and wife to look at themselves in that medium, but unless every one is destroyed upon viewing, there will also be a chance they will find their way to unintended audiences, as others have said. Also if the photos are attractive, I wonder if they might even become temptations for "showing them off" to others at some point, sooner or later. Maybe that's way off-base, but I can imagine it.

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Old Sep 11, '06, 1:13 pm
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I dont know, why look at pictures when you can look at the real thing. In my mind if you are looking at pictures of your wife say while she is at work, ask yourself why? I mean it doesnt make sense to me. If it is for arousal, you mean a picture is more stimulating than the real person? I also think that you can lust after your wife. I feel that lust and love are two different things.
You have a good point, but doesn't your argument apply to all photos and not just those with ostensible "lewd" content? Certainly a man can become aroused over "normal" photos of a woman (especially one with whom he is personally involved) without regard to the pose or manner of dress. One then might ask whether any images or momentos of any kind are allowed when the "real thing" isn't available.

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Old Sep 11, '06, 1:49 pm
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Sorry if it has been addressed, but the word "photos" should be used in order to be grammatically correct. No offense, I just like to be helpful. No apostrophe is needed.
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Old Sep 11, '06, 3:44 pm
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You have a good point, but doesn't your argument apply to all photos and not just those with ostensible "lewd" content? Certainly a man can become aroused over "normal" photos of a woman (especially one with whom he is personally involved) without regard to the pose or manner of dress. One then might ask whether any images or momentos of any kind are allowed when the "real thing" isn't available.
So then . . . . having a nice, framed studio portrait of my wife could
be a sin? Gee.............
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