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Ah, the smell of it!

I OPENED UP THE FEBRUARY issue of Elle magazine and there they were: the most beautiful breasts in the world. Well, the most beautiful photo-breasts, anyway. Crowning a headless torso, they are the focus, the face of the picture. Beautifully lit breasts. Artfully illuminated breasts. Symmetrical.

Proud erect nipples, cool and prominent. Slight goosebumps texture the breast’s surface, around the aureole, as if registering a chill or a thrill. These breasts top a torso of perfect proportions. There is the slightest shadow suggesting a navel. Arms are raised, the right in front, the left in back, at an angle parallel to that of the uplifted nipples. Nipples raised up to heaven by living globes of sustenance. These breasts are in an ad for Calvin Klein’s Obsession for the Body, the first real full-frontal big-time mainstream topless ad.

In 1962, Harper’s Bazaar ran a Richard

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