NSFW Sunday Gallery: 50 Bois Without Shirts

It’s another lesbosexy Sunday and undoubtedly many of you here are looking for an extensive sexual experience that will enable you to truly get in touch with all your private parts and sexual emotions. What better way to do that then with another one of our fantastically popular galleries? Because of the patriarchy, most photographs of women that exist in the world are of femme women, which is unfortunate for those of us who like our women a bit more manly. So this week, we’re looking at 49 pictures that feature shirtless boyish girls — whether that be an actual masculine-of-center queer lady or otherwise-identified human, an androgynous or random model styled in that style for a photoshoot or simply a girl on the internet who struck me as slightly boyish today. Also, one trans guy! It is important to note that some of the human beings in this gallery do not ID as female, but they do ID as HOT.

Lemme tell you, finding shirtless boyish girls is not an easy task! Well, finding shirtless skinny white girls with short hair is pretty easy, but the parameters of this particular theme were perhaps some of our most challenging yet. (My butch girlfriend has pitched in to say that I didn’t necessarily pick the most-likely-to-be-photographed-topless population for this, but I guess I like a challenge!)

This gallery just exists for eye candy, not for any kind of statement or symposium on gender, style, or labels (nor is it the MOC equivalent of this, which we’re still working on and will be epic and feature people wearing shirts ’cause it won’t be NSFW Sunday!) Please don’t yell at me in the comments, this took three weeks to make and I’m really sensitive today. Anyway, enough disclaimers, let’s look at the bois/girls/transguys/genderqueers/humans!

 

 

Quick Notes:

1. None of these photos belong to us and if it belongs to you and you want it credited or taken down, email us!

2. As per always, we strive to make all our galleries as inclusive as possible, and for this one we couldn’t meet our size diversity standards.  Finding photos that fit all the aesthetic criteria employed for all our galleries (high-res, at least 640px across, professional-looking) and the subject criteria of this gallery (masculine-of-center women/tomboys/boy-ish girls, shirtless) and the rules of the internet (we can’t do any full-frontals/nips) was pretty difficult in and of itself, let alone finding good diversity within those paramaters. So, after weeks of searching, we still came up short when it comes to size diversity here, which is sad for you and also for us, because we genuinely like looking at women of all shapes and sizes, too!

Disclaimer: All of the photographs on NSFW Sundays are taken from various tumblrs and do not belong to us. All are linked and credited to the best of our abilities in hopes of attracting more traffic to the tumblrs and photographers who have blessed us with this imagery. The inclusion of a photograph here should not be interpreted as an assertion of the model’s gender identity or sexual orientation. If there is a photo included here that belongs to you and you want it removed, please email our tech director at cee [at] autostraddle dot com and it will be removed promptly, no questions asked.

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Riese is the 33-year-old CEO, CFO and Editor-in-Chief of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, blogger, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York City, and now lives in The Bay Area. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image & Other Hazards Of Being Female," magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are!

Riese has written 1795 articles for us.

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      Hey Mary
      And Autostraddle! Good time for me to have you credit where credit is due! This picture belongs to DITC, Inc. We had a stretch of almost a decade, but I work for Goorin now. My models are Misty Winter (also the credited photographer), Middle – Alice, and to the right w/ head down, the face of DITC DJ Average Jo!! You can see the old website at http://www.ditc.net. No longer selling gear!! Thanks!!

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      This might be a good time to tell you, Autostraddle, that you should put numbers on the girls. Just because I feel a little distracted counting semi-naked hot girl number one, semi-naked hot girl number two, you know… It’s hard Autostraddle (pun intended)

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    That AWESOME moment when you see a photo that you took of your spouse in the #21 slot of Autostraddle!! [who, for the record, is a trans*man, not a boi.]

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    I’m somewhere between turned on and a little sad that there’s no one to take pictures of me in my American Eagle trunks so they could go in a gallery like this.

    I’m going to ponder this. I’ll be in my bunk.

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    Some of these people are trans* and don’t identify as women, so, yeah, slightly offensive to them, even if it is showing diversity in gender roles.

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    At least one of these is not in fact a girl and is a trans* man (or genderqueer, I can’t remember. But definitely does not identify as a girl.)
    so… not very nice of you to misgender them…

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      do you think we don’t care? that we want to “misgender” people and don’t give a shit? is this your first day here? why don’t you email us, and let us know what we’re doing wrong, and we will fucking fix it. but this is just a gallery for the type of human beings we enjoy looking at. if you genuinely care about the humans we’re “misgendering” rather than caring about making us look like assholes, you’d email us kindly and let us know who has been misgendered so that we can fucking fix it. the last thing we wanna do is make anyone feel unseen or erased — because we actually care. and, that being said, also maybe make sure that those people feel upset about being in a gallery of humans we think are cute. because really, every time this happens, the people who are pictured here often are totally cool with it/like it! because it’s just fun! it’s just eye candy!

      but anyone who is uncomfortable about being on this gallery should not be in it and if you are that person, please PLEASE let us know. PLEASE. this is all supposed to be positive.

      most of the pictures here were found on dyke or lesbian or butch tumblrs… the human beings we like to look at fall into a lot of different gender identities, and the english language presently fails to reflect that.

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        “the human beings we like to look at fall into a lot of different gender identities, and the english language presently fails to reflect that.”

        Actually, there are words in the english language that reflect that – they are “the human beings we like to look at have boobs and/or XX chromosomes”.

        Of course we don’t choose or control who we’re attracted to, and there’s *nothing* wrong if the categories of people you’re attracted to are “ID as a woman and/or are XX’s” – you do you! But the thing is, a lot of queer cis women refuse to acknowledge that “XX” part – idk why, maybe they think that makes them cissexist? Ironically, this denial actually makes them be or at least say cissexist things, because they keep referring to themselves as lesbians and saying they’re attracted to women all the time, and then once in a while will defensively throw away a PC line or two about gender identity. That’s basically saying to trans*/genderqueer XX people “I don’t give a fuck how you identify, I’ll use whatever pronouns you want because I want to be PC/don’t like conflict, but deep down you’ll always be a woman to me”.

        I mean, the article introducing this gallery doesn’t adress *at all* this biological aspect and claim they only wanted masculine people regardless of gender ID – why isn’t there any pictures of masculine cis men/XY people then? They sure fit! If both sexual chromosomes and gender ID are irrelevant in your attractions, why isn’t there any pictures of XY people who aren’t femme/don’t identify as women in the AS galleries?

        A much simpler way to make this article not offensive to anyone, instead of running background checks on all the models and asking people to mail you if there’s a mistake, would have been to say that you were looking for masculine XX people instead of using the words “girls” and “women” in every sentence before putting a defensive disclaimer dripping with PCness at the end.

        Oh and BTW, since pretty much no one here is a straight cis white man, I’m sure you’re all aware that being a good ally most of the time/wanting to be one is not a free pass to say insensitive things once in a while, nor saying “I’m very sensitive about being told I’m insensitive” is, in fact, a valid argument for people not to call you out on your insensitivity.

        So, you’re attracted to XX people regardless of their gender ID? Fine. You want to label it as being a lesbian? I guess you’re free to do that, but the “I mean women” lesbians might want to have a word with you. But for the love of God, please be fucking honest about who you’re *actually* attracted to and stop babbling about how you love WOMYN! constantly, especially when you’re talking about us. That’s all I ask.

        Oh and lastly, if someone interpreted my comment as being aggressive or angry or an attack, that wasn’t the case. I was just trying to express why I and other people were offended in the clearest way possible, and I suck at/don’t care much about sugarcoating things. I love AS, this website have one of the smartest and friendliest communities I’ve ever seen, I’ve been reading it religiously everyday for like two years and owe it a lot of my personal growth. I’m just trying to help in my own way to make it even better.
        And the reason I’m posting this here instead of emailing the staff is beacause it is as much a message to the AS staff as to its members, who I have seen on numerous occasions being casually cissexist towards non-binary people and dismissing it with the troll card “you’re just being too sensitive (TM)” (as evidenced by some well +’d comments in this very article).

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          yes, absolutely, the things you say are true and i’m aware of those issues, which’s why we tried so hard to make sure everybody we put in here identified as female, because it would be fucked up to make a gallery of boyish girls and transguys as if we were equating them.

          to be honest i really don’t know what to do and was sort of in a “state” last night for a lot of reasons and i think that comment contains some sentences that maybe should never have been written. I attempted to put together a gallery of boyish girls, and it turns out not all of them were actually girls. my plan for dealing with that was to remove anybody who’d been misgendered, but caleb was okay with being in the gallery and so we left him in, and he’s super cute!

          my point of contention with that commenter wasn’t that it’s not a big deal to misgender people, but that we’re constantly having people come in here to yell on somebody else’s behalf, and then find out from that somebody that they’re not actually interested in having somebody defend them. that issue is entirely independent of the gender conversation.

          that being said, although it’s true that most trans guys would resent being considered as a romantic partner to a lady who would never date a cis guy (and that’s the politically correct assumption for us to make, too), not all trans guys do feel that way, and i don’t want to negate their right to feel that way, either.

          personally, i don’t ID as a lesbian, i ID as queer, but regardless — i’m not interested in dating men, trans or cis. but these aren’t 50 pictures of people i personally want to fuck or have a relationship with, they’re pictures of people who are cute, and who perhaps many of the readers want to fuck or have a relationship with! i also find it baffling/frustrating when women who date transguys still ID as “lesbians,” and i know many trans guys find that way of thinking to be emasculating (but also some don’t!).

          i guess i have to admit that i don’t really know what to do. like i know i’m wrong, but i don’t know how to fix it. are you serious about changing it to say “have XX chromosomes”? would that be better?

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            It’s kind of a redux of the much-complained-about Sinclair Sexsmith ‘hotlist’… whenever you’re posting things like this about ‘gender variant’ people (or, more importantly, peeps who look gender variant but might not even feel that way about themselves) it kind of amps up the likelihood misgenderings will occur. But unlike Sinclair, who IMO was extremely defensive about his misgenderings, I think you’re being responsive to the concerns when they’re called out… which is how it should be. I just wish some of the cis people reading AS would be a little more sensitive about how such misgenderings feel to trans people instead of ‘piling on’ the ‘how dare you complain about our eye candy’ wagon.

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            Just to make sure, if you felt targeted/accused when I said “you” in my comment Riese, it was actually a “general” you and I wasn’t attacking you personally – I don’t know who’s behind the “party in my pants” account, I was talking to/about the article author but mostly to the cis members here who basically say, as ginasf accurely put it, “how dare you complain about my eye candy” (heh!).

            Personally I really don’t see any issues with putting cis women and transguys/GQ people together in a gallery if that’s what the majority of people here find hot, as long as it isn’t presented as “this is a WOMEN gallery of WOMEN we LESBIANS find hot (and oh btw they aren’t all women but whatever!)”. BUT if AS were to stop putting an emphasis on the “women/lesbian” part, many members here would probably be offended or not feel “at home” because they’ll feel like they are pressured to relinquish that lesbian label they adopted and the community that goes with it (even though, as you said, if “lesbian = women only” then they are *not* lesbians).

            I don’t know how you could put it in a non-offensive way either. In my native language I would just have gone with our “female” which is purely a biological term, but it seems that in English “female = adjective for woman”, which only complicates things further and is why I use XX/XY instead – didn’t know how else to concisely explain myself, but I agree it doesn’t sound great.

            If you don’t know how to adress both the “bio” and gender ID aspect without being offensive, maybe not bringing up either of those would work? Like instead of saying “I was looking for pics of hot boi-ish girls, here they are! …but they probs aren’t all girls, but they have boobs so, but if some of them really aren’t girls we’ll remove them”… just say : “here’s a gallery of hot bois, enjoy!”. And yeah it so happens that all those bois are XX – so what, we know the AS staff and you guys know your target audience. Nothing offensive there.

            Oh and I also really don’t know how you’re supposed to deal with folks who come in and defend others even though they aren’t concerned and the “victim” don’t feel the need to defend themselves, that’s really complicated – sometimes they mean well, and sometimes they even have a point, but sometimes also they just want to play the white knight to make you look bad/make themselves look better and make up a storm in a glass of water. Just… good luck with that, lol.

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            To be clear, simply by saying “bois/girls/transguys/genderqueers/human” you are equating trans guys with masculine girls. And as a trans guy, I can tell you that this type of shit is tired and crappy.

            And as others have said, categorizing people by their chromosomes is offensive, and inaccurate.

            ADDITIONALLY, and perhaps MOST IMPORTANTLY, a gallery devoted to “butches/bois”, that is also labeled as a gallery for XX having people, pretty much COMPLETELY erases trans women. Another example of lesbians/queer women embracing trans guys, and ignoring/rejecting trans women. There are plenty of butch trans women out there.

            I’ve seen enough of autostraddle to know you care about trans people and try to be inclusive. But this post is a major fail to me.

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          I’m going to science at you for a second and point out that biologically, those people who have been assigned female at birth aren’t necessarily XX, so that’s not an accurate way of determining this.

          Turner syndrome (XO), triple X syndrome, having a defective Y chromosome (XY), or, occasionally, XX male assigned people all happen.

          Nitpicky biologist is nitpicky, I understand. But that methodology is also flawed is my point, so it doesn’t help in the quest to not use labels.

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            Agree, nitpicky is good in this instance. Big thumbs down on the chromosome talk. Lots of Intersex peeps don’t need more lazy assumptions about ‘normal’ chromosome patterns dumped on them.

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            See above regarding the reasons why I used chromosomes to talk about that. I did thought about intersex people and knew that I too was saying problematic things (I admit it’s my fault I didn’t say it), I brainstormed for two hours before settling with that but I didn’t know any other way or words to approach the “bio/body” aspect in english. If not being familiar with a foreign language makes me lazy, I apologize.
            I did a bit of research on trans* blogs and resources and apparently they use the acronym “FAAB” which means “female assigned at birth”. I don’t know if it’s any less problematic, but if it is I’d like to amend my “chromosome talk” with this word instead – I would edit my previous comments if I could. (I wish AS had a forum, conversing through comments really isn’t practical!)
            Anyway, I apologize if I offended anyone with that.

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    Thanks for the racial diversity! (I feel like it’s always easy to criticize when something isn’t there, why not give a shout out when something gets done and it’s great? you know?) Loving these pictures! My, my, my…

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    THIS!!!! I am in love, Autostraddle!! I have wanted to get suspenders for some time now, and hopefully getting them will up my sexiness a few more points. #6 just killed me. I would also like to say thank you for giving me a few more tumblrs to follow (#38 and #43).

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    Sooooo much sexy!!
    I recently floundered a bit when unexpectedly put on the spot by a straight acquaintance and asked why lesbians are attracted to butch women. (umm… do you have a month to sit here while I explain?)
    Am very tempted to send her the link to this gallery – a picture tells a thousand words!! ;)

    Also, I’m in the early stages of starting a shirt label that aims to cater to queer women across a variety of Dandy/Butch/Androgynous presentations. If any of you bois and boi lovers have a minute to take my survey I’d really appreciate it! Its literally only 10 questions and will take 2-3 mins x
    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2QP5PJY

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    I would be cool with the rule about high-resolution pics being waved so that I could see some larger people in this gallery. Anyone want to post their favourite tumblrs for oogling?

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    Being an individual who hasn’t quite figured out her gender deal, who wants to be both genders but will settle for the female parts and somewhat androgynous face she was born with, I’ve always been self conscious about my sweater kittens.
    They get in the way when I run, they prevent me from being able to go topless in public ;_; and are neither big enough to count towards dressy shirts that I sometimes like, nor small enough to bind properly.
    Seeing these beautiful strong people in this photoset though, that makes me feel so much better about my non-Goldilocks-approved mammary cannons. Next time I’m feeling manly, I’ll remember these lovely bois and how boobs don’t always get in the way of “masculinity.”

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    Yay as well!! Thanks for featuring me on here! I also heard through a friend that Id made it on the site. Apparently that photoset I did blew up all over Tumblr and is now featured on a popular queer site, my month has been complete!

    <3

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    Kinda baffled by the fact that the comments aren’t exclusively about the hotness exuding from this gallery. Really, you’re discussing other things right now? So, on that note, this is the best. Bois are hot; many people who don’t identify as bois are also hot as well. Thank you for this post!

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    As an XY-genetic male who internally identifies as lesbian (that’s not a paradox, just too complcated to explain here) I LOVE this gallery… it really shows off how damn sexy androgyny can be. I can’t decde if I want to make love to them, or to BE them. Hotness!

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