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I'd seen guys bow at this point, or else kiss their hands toward the audience in appreciation, but I swiped my wet brow and waved goodbye, squinting into the lights as I tried to spot my family. There were eight guys in the teenage division and I was sure—it was a stomach-pit surety—that I was better than only two of them. Third place was announced and it wasn't my number, and Best nude lap dance began to suspect that major errors were being committed. If we wanted to win wars, nude wife pictures and cultural and personal, we needed all the muscle we could get.
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Cartoonish musclemen, typified by Schwarzenegger and Stallone, arrived to supplant the "girlie-men" of the '70s, to redeem us from the humiliating failures of Vietnam and the emasculating retro nude woman of feminism.
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I nudged Victor in unease, nodded to the teens who dwarfed me, the full lobes of their pectorals.
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