Ripened2Perfection including TUMBLER link

If it can be said that, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, is not ripenedr2perfection based on a very similar highly personalised viewpoint? Knowing the optimum moments to gather and savour something extends well beyond the culinary.

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The nature of our Tumblr site can be  expected to be more explicit in terms of content and imagery.

This is very common on this particular plateform and it has been selected by us to provide a more adult experience and alternative  to that of Piniterest and Twitter

If this may offend please protect your sensibilities by not following the link below.

We do not set out to offend anyone that follows our sites.

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The English Group has created designs for the launch of the luxury erotic magazine published by The Quite Delightful Project.The large format 360 page magazine – ‘designed by women, for women’ – is accompanied by a 36 page standalone fine-art monograph and ‘I Confess’, a booklet of erotic confessions.

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The mystery of the aesthetic, exotic and erotic.

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Still looking for images the have the essence of aesthetic, exotic and erotic.
In particular featuring high quality black and white images that celebrate more matured and ripened bodies.
Very, very hard to find!
Artist quality photographs with excellent compositions and lighting – NOT so called grannie or MILF porn, both terms we hate and only used here as examples of what we will not feature.
So does mature erotic subject matter in image making actually exist. Or is the prevailing bias towards “perfection”, idealization and youth just to dominate to overcome. Do we only hope to get the aesthetic, exotic and erotic delivered via the lens of a confused male gaze?
The enormous global demographic that is seeking more than overt imagery of flesh coloured genitalia with ridiculous backgrounds and settings is being ignored. Why, even given their wealth and influence.
So do we conclude that “beauty” and the erotic can only be a passing event? Are we all simply personalities and bodies diminishing gradually with our sexual zeniths but fleeting moments or now just memories?
The lack of seriously creative  and well-made mature imagery would suggest so. Yet the technical and creative expertise to create such art clearly exist.
We suggest that it  has to be about subject matter and content selection. Combined with the perception that such an aesthetic is not desired or sort by others, making it not commercial or marketable. (We hope that this alone is certainly NOT at the forefront of art making and creative intention)

Perhaps the narcissistic construct of beauty found in advertising and a “money making” paradigm has won?

But there is another element that needs to be considered in this particular perception.

Are we not  all on the same path and journey and may  all feel the fading  and lose of sexual currency. No one curious at all in recording or interpreting this journey? Perhaps we prefer to remain denial and turn a “blind eye” to the ageing process.

So, a question for everyone. When would you be considered or believe yourself ripened to perfection? Maybe soon, one day, now, yesterday, cannot remember anymore ……..


Calling for ideas

After months of searching we have found some creative images that feature the well-matured human form – ripened2perfection. We have attempted to feature some of these on this site. They mainly sit within a narrow artistic approach and intention.

It remains almost impossible to find images of mature males that are not flesh coloured poor porn, legs open look at my GENITALS and potentially for a gay audience (no judgement there). The female images are usually found in the genre “boudoir”. These at time do capture a degree of the erotic and are creative in terms of composition, lighting and allure. But predominately constructed for the male gaze.

At the same time we have found thousands of stunning monotone and colour images featuring beautiful younger bodies (try Tumbler and Pinterest yourself). However again male images tend to focus on the ripped super bodies and proud cock theme. Yes we accept not always but as a general theme this prevails.

Is it not possible to transpose these arts making and design techniques to photographing mature bodies?

A challenge – Do a Google search along the lines of erotic mature photographs or mature nude images and not get a “granny” porn site (we hate that term) or old bloke with a younger women or the other way around (the so called Cougar).

See if you can find a site containing or that sells mature erotic pornograhy for couples or featuring older couples etc. Sorry or the amature post out there simply do not count!

Good luck.

We would love to see great production values and creative lighting and themes. Please note again – not amateur home made so-called “oldies” on Red tube and similar sites.

We are saddened that the male gaze certainly continues to dominate the recording of the majority of nudes. The focus being on the female form being documented for the male gaze (with apologies to women who love looking at female forms). This creates a genre that is heavily shaped by both a male and youth construct of the erotic and often with a preoccupation with genitals and money shots.

This is not to discount that many of these images are not only both superb technically as photographic images and but also sensual/erotic in subject matter.

Is there anyone else out there who has an opinion on our comments or a desire to see high quality artistic photographic imagery and erotic film that features well vintaged bodies?

Are we so dominated by the media constructs of youth, ”beauty” and fashion that no one cares?

We simply cannot believe that we are the only people  in our mid to late fifties who are seeking such material?  To both enrich our creative lives and to stimulate our mature sexuality and lust for erotica.


Roaring Forties – article from todays newspaper.

“Too much emphasis is put on being perfect when your partner loves your smile, the dimple on your chin, your luscious buttocks or beautiful eyes.”
The common myth is by the time you hit your 40s, your sex life will be non-existent . I get fed up reading negative articles about being perimenopausal (moving closer to menopause), something which I am. I’m happily married with three children, two of whom are teenagers, but I’m having better sex now than when I was in my 20s. At the age of 20 I was clueless about sex, men and my body. Now, I’m a mature woman who loves sex and knows what she wants.
By this I mean three to four times a week, but not always. It can be hard work motivating yourself, especially if you are tired or don’t feel in the mood, but I find myself getting ratty with everyone if we have a dry spell. We haven’t always had sex this frequently, but I find the best sex often happens when I’m not really in the mood. You don’t even have to have coital sex, just try foreplay or cuddling and kissing.
Having sex makes me feel good. The benefits of having sex are huge, from releasing feel-good endorphins to reducing stress, having better sleep and giving you glowing skin, as well as warding off sexual dysfunction. A recent study also showed men who ejaculate often are less likely to develop prostate cancer.
Now I’m 47, I know what I’m doing when it comes to sex. I know what I like, what turns me off, and how to bring pleasure to myself and my husband. Being together for more than 24 years and married for 17 of them, we have had great sex in the past but are having even better sex now because we talk about it and show each other what we want, need and enjoy. Even now, it still surprises us when we discover that we both have the same thoughts about the same sexual thing or fantasy.
Now I’m older, I find it easier to let go and enjoy sex, rather than filling my head with all the stuff I have to do, or replaying situations and conversations from the day. Sometimes I have to give myself a shake and start concentrating on the pleasurable sensations running through my body,
not on whether or not I’ve done the packed lunches for my children, who are old enough to do their own – I need to let go, they won’t starve!
My husband loves this and so do I – there is something very sexy about dominating your man. Too many women I speak to say they just lie there and expect their man to do all the work, then complain when it isn’t any good. I used to do the same, but now I take control I find I have amazing blended orgasms.
In my 20s I put up with rubbish sex because I didn’t know any better. Though I experienced vaginismus – the tightening of vaginal muscles
whenever penetration is attempted – I wouldn’t tell my partner for fear of letting him down sexually. When he found out, he was saddened that he had caused me pain. Now, if it feels uncomfortable, I tell him.
But many women and men endure bad sex to placate their partners. Pretending you enjoy what they are doing when you are busy making a shopping list in your head means they think you’re enjoying it and they will continue doing it in that way. Sex should never feel painful or uncomfortable, and you should not endure sex in this way. It could indicate that something is wrong.
I never used sexual lubricant in my 20s as I thought it was something old women used. Later, I didn’t realise that lubricants and spermicidal gels can cause problems such as thrush, cystitis and vaginal irritation. We discovered organic lubricant seven years ago, and it’s been one of the best finds for our sex life – I won’t have sex without it.
Making sounds of pleasure will encourage your partner to continue what they’re doing. Most men find responsiveness a greater turn on than the way you look. Encouraging them creates pleasure for both of you.
I’ve had three children and my tummy has never been the same since I had my youngest, 11 years ago. But lying there sucking in your tummy means you’re not concentrating on the sex and what’s happening to your body.
Most men don’t give a stuff about how you look; they love confidence . Too much emphasis is put on being perfect when your partner loves your smile, the dimple on your chin, your luscious buttocks or beautiful eyes.
I have had weight issues in the past, but now I have found the right balance: eating healthily, drinking alcohol occasionally and taking regular exercise I quite like the way I look now, which is something I probably wouldn’t have said five years ago. Writing about sex has made me more sexually confident , too; I’ve always liked sex but I love it now.
I hope that my husband and I will continue to have fantastic sex until we die. I know there are ways in which we can keep our sexual intimacy alive into our twilight years even if we are too arthritic to make love.
Copyright © 2015 Fairfax Media


The life force of water and its link to sensuality. Images provided are not confined to mature bodies. They simple cannot be located?

水 Sui or mizu, meaning “Water”, represents the fluid, flowing, formless things in the world. Outside of the obvious example of rivers and the lake, plants are also categorized under sui, as they adapt to their environment, growing and changing according to the direction of the sun and the changing seasons.





Mature nude women – large scale paintings



Aleah Chapin has seen a lot of naked women. In the past couple of years, she’s studied wrinkles, tattoos, mastectomy scars, pubic hair, lactating breasts and sagging bosoms.

The 28-year-old American artist, who hails from an island off Seattle and now lives in Brooklyn, has been lauded for her realist, larger-than-life depictions of ‘real’ female bodies.

Her paintings challenge the ageing process: how the years affect our bodies and minds, and how we’re ‘supposed’ to behave at a certain age.

So there’s a giant canvas on which a group of nine grey-haired women play an exaggerated, child-like game, crawling through each other’s legs. There are two pictures depicting a young mother. Another captures a mother and her daughter, standing companionably, side-by-side.

Next, Chapin plans to tackle gender and admits to having male subjects lined up.

“I have asked a couple actually,” she laughs. “But men are actually less comfortable posing in the nude. I guess we see less nude men in culture generally, unless you look back to Greek art “.



We have to recommend this book and these techniques to everyone. Keep an open mind – please read it.


The truth is: Most women do not have satisfying sex lives. SLOW SEX can change that.

Better sex is about one thing: better orgasm. This life-altering guide teaches men and women how to use the practice of Orgasmic Meditation-or OM-to slow down, connect emotionally, and achieve authentic female sexual satisfaction. The promise: In just fifteen minutes every woman can become orgasmic. And, with the right partner and the right technique, that orgasm could last and last!

For more than a decade, Nicole Daedone has been leading the “slow sex movement,” which is devoted to the art and craft of the female orgasm. OM is the act of slowing down, tuning in, and experiencing a deeper spiritual and physical connection during sex. SLOW SEX reveals the philosophy and techniques of OM and includes a step-by-step, ten-day OM starter program, as well as OM secrets for achieving ultimate satisfaction. It also includes exercises to help enhance readers’ “regular” sex lives, such as Slow Oral for Her, Slow Oral for Him, and Slow Intercourse.

This book is the argument for daily intimacy, and for paying attention as the foundation of pleasure, all with a focus on the female experience.