Here's something I don't understand. As a society, we seem to be really easy on women who, while claiming not to be lesbians or even bisexual, matter-of-factly report some kind of Platonic, artistic appreciation of the female body. Like some other woman's ass is nothing more than a shiny, red Porsche. I'm sorry, but I don't buy it. Either you appreciate the ass in a sexual way, or in no way at all.
And I know the first thing any one of these "I just happen to like looking at other women's tits, why do you think everything has to be sexual?" individuals will tell you if you mention this. They'll act as if they have their own special, enlightened perspective on the human body that allows them to look at sexual genitalia from a non-sexual viewpoint.
Ok, I can understand the following. When I see a muscular guy, I can appreciate his physique in a non-sexual way. But for Christ's sake, I don't look at his crotch and say to myself:
"I must say, that's a nice fucking cock. I bet a guy could piss really well with that thing. And those balls, my god. Those are two of the most utilitarian set of nuts I've ever seen. I wonder what that guy's sperm count is? And man, are they contoured, or what? That nice, round shape must cut down on his daily ball scratching to less than two seconds a day. All in all, as a purely heterosexual male, I'd say that that guy has rather superb examples of dick and balls."
Bullshit. Some parts of the body are sexual, and if you appreciate them at all, you appreciate them sexually. With one possible exception.
It's second-handed second-handedness. It's the act of imagining what it's like to be seen by others if you were someone else.
Something like a woman saying:
"She's got a nice ass. I can appreciate having an ass like that, and wearing pants like that, and flaunting that ass all over the fucking dance floor like that chick is doing. That is the kind of ass worth having."
Here's my point. If a girl (again, I'm referring to one that claims not to have lesbian tendencies) compliments another girl on her ass, it's not because she actually wants to do anything with the ass. Or more specifically, with any female ass.
Rather, maybe the comment is more like a guy who has never owned a truck and has no desire to own a truck, but says, "Nice truck." A guy can empathize with a truck driver's task of, for lack of the technical jargon, hauling shit. If you see a truck that seems to be rather practical for the purposes of hauling shit, and damn, that truck hauls some serious shit and hauls the serious shit in serious style, then yeah, I'd say the truck deserves a "Nice truck." In this specific case, it doesn't mean that I'd actually want to drive the truck. Or fuck it.
So maybe my "second-handed second-handedness" comment was unduly harsh. Maybe the appreciation some women have for other women's bodies is more like a "Nice truck" type of comment. So, to a woman, maybe when she says "nice body" to or about a woman, she just means:
"That body seems to be rather practical for the purposes of getting fucked by men. That body is quite a fuckable body. I bet that body fucks well."
Of course, the more bitter women might also add:
"I wonder what the mileage is on that slut."