An Interview with a Dignified Woman
Leticia is one hell of a woman. She is smart, down to earth, well-spoken and a more thoughtful conversationalist we have yet to find. It was a pleasure to sit down with her and talk about sex, men, women, and a man’s ability to change the oil in his own car.
What’s it like to be a woman in this day and age?
Leticia Cline: I’m half digital and half analog. I’ve seen a lot of changes over the years. We are in the “get it now, get it faster age,” and it’s only increasing with each new social media app that’s invented. I think it’s a double edged sword… I’ve met some of my best friends online by simply checking into places on Facebook. However, there comes a point where people put too much of themselves out there and then they lose themselves completely. We’re too involved and wrapped up in other people’s lives that we forgot how to live our own. It’s changed the way we interact and almost made us socially retarded as a society. I like the days when you went on a date and you found out who that person was by TALKING to them. Now everyone knows (or thinks they know) everything about you before you even meet them. What’s the fun in that? The conversational foreplay is gone.
So given this fast-paced almost disposable social world as you described it, how do you define yourself as a woman when there is so much meaningless noise out there?
LC: It’s really hard to stand out in such a connected world. I think that the best way is to stay true to yourself. After all, each of us has different wants, needs, desires, taste, etc. If we just be ourselves then that should be enough to define us. It took me awhile to discover that. I used to try and fit into what I thought my industry wanted me to be but that became stagnant after a while so I took a chance and started doing things I wanted and it worked. I don’t think you have to be crazy to set yourself apart just like I don’t think you have to do something just for the shock value. If you just do what you normally do someone will be interested. We’re obsessed with reality. So I like to just keep it real.
You mentioned your industry, and what they wanted you to be, elaborate on that a little…
LC: My body and my face are not high fashion so I was constantly getting pushed into only sexy glamour shoots, etc. Not that I minded that, but I like to have options. Glamour is what got me out there and paid my bills. However, I also have a brain and that was the struggle. When your topless in print and web it’s hard for people to take you seriously about science, politics, religion and history… all things that I’m interested in. I want to be seen as intellectually sexy as well. (smiles)
So in your modeling career, you have posed for the likes of Playboy, Maxim etc… There is little risk in saying men more than likely see you as a sex object. Would you agree with that?
LC: I would like to agree with that. Even though I said in the earlier answer that I want to be respected for my brain, I also like the attention I get from men. Who wouldn’t? It feels good to feel sexy, but I try and put it to good use. I’m like any other smart modern woman. I want to be known as more than just an object. I want to be viewed as sexy from all points of view.
Well let’s talk about those “points of view.” So besides the fact that you’re more than a perfectly composed collection of body parts, what do men usually get wrong about you as a woman?
LC: Honestly it’s a lot of things. I’m a really nice person… I love talking to people. I think that guys think that just because I say hello to them that means I want to sleep with them. Another misconception is that pretty girls have it easy, when in fact it’s the opposite most of the time. Sure I can get free drinks at bars, but I still don’t get handed everything because I have curves and a face. I’m not all smiles and good times, I have moments just like everyone else.
So these men who get some things wrong and some things right… What is the State of the Union as far as the modern man goes? Is he regressing? Evolving? Is he better off or worse off than he was, say, 10 years ago?
LC: I think men are always evolving. If it’s for the better, I’m not sure. Men are defiantly becoming more interesting. Most (not just the gay guys anymore) are interested in style and grooming, culture, arts, etc. All that stuff seems like it’s cooler now more than ever as far as men are concerned. But as far as dating goes, I think they’ve regressed. I like a take charge kind of man who can also wear his hipster skinny jeans with confidence. Not the type of guy that sits on his phone through most of dinner and only picked the spot because he wanted to Instagram or Foursquare about it.
So if you could sit down with the universal man and ask him one question, what would that question be?
LC: Oh my God! That’s a hard one…. I guess I would ask, “What’s the most important thing women don’t understand about men?” I’m not sure… that’s such a hard question. We all think you guys are such simple creatures after all. (laughs) Maybe there’s more to you that we’re not getting.
So a topic we can’t avoid here on the DD: Sex… We have to ask…
LC: Yes. I’m ready.
In a real sense, as a professional model, you sell sex, or the idea of sex, for a living. Is there anything you fear when it come to sex?
LC: I’m a very sexual person and I would like to think I’m good at what I love, but every now and then I have that doubt in the back of my mind that I’m not doing something right. I’m also a greedy lover, I want to be the guys first for everything. I want all of his best sexual memories to be with me, so I don’t like thinking of my partner doing what I’m doing with anyone else before me. This gets harder as you get older, both people are pretty experienced, so you have to be creative. I’m very innovative. (smiles)
Well you can solve a lot of that by simply dating younger guys!
LC: (laughs) True, but I like a guy that knows what he’s doing, too.
So, Miss Innovative Sexual Person… fill us in on your sexual world. What is your weakness, your sexual kryptonite if you will, something you can’t resist?
LC: Well… if it’s physical, I’m about the foreplay. And I don’t mean just going downtown. I like the whole sexual tension thing. I like dirty talk, a whole lot of touching. I want the lights on and eyes open. I have one spot on my body… but I will never admit where it is… finding it is the best part, and believe me it’s worth the discovery, gentlemen.
What about being vocal? Is there a word or phrase you use more than anything else during sex?
LC: I have a lot of things I like to say. I get so caught up in the moment that I sometimes don’t know what I’m saying. What I like saying is more of a request… and it’s way too explicit to write about. You can let your mind wander…
So do you have an extravagance when it comes to sex?
LC: I think the entire act of sex is an extravagance for me. I have to have it different almost every time to keep it interesting, so there’s not one thing that I must have other than the act of sex itself. I don’t have one fetish, I have many.
Do you have a talent that stands out?
LC: Like most women say… I’m flexible. I’ve been doing yoga for 15 years… it comes in handy. But like I said earlier, I’m creative and innovative. I study and perfect my craft. Watching a lot of porn helps!
In pictures, please tell us the following:
What do you wear to bed:
On a Saturday afternoon around the house:
On a first date:
What is your favorite thing to wear from your boyfriend’s closet:
What’s in the top drawer of your dresser:
These candids were taken by Chris Rank
Ok, rapid fire: Don’t think just answer:
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
LC: Lincoln. I appreciate people who balance intolerance with stubbornness.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
LC: Converting kilometers into miles (laughs). There are so many but I think celibacy sticks out in my mind the most.
On what occasion do you lie?
LC: When I’m not telling the truth.
Which living person(s) do you most despise?
LC: Glen Beck and Bill O’Reilly
What is the quality you value most in a man?
LC: The ability to change oil in cars. I don’t want to be the one who knows more about motors then my man does. There’s something so sexy about being all sweaty and greasy underneath the hood of a car. I’m usually not down with the whole “man’s role / women’s role” thing but this is the exception.
What is the quality you value most in a woman?
LC: Their ability to cry on cue (laughs). This is a tough one. I admire women so much. I think we are beautiful creatures, however I also think we can be very annoying. This is why I admire us from afar and most of my friends are guys.
How would you like to die?
LC: I wouldn’t like it at all, thank you very much.
But if you died and could choose to come back as anything who or what would that be?
LC: A good book. (smiles)
A book? You must love to read, who are your favorite writers?
LC: Christopher Hitchens! I am still saddened by his passing. His death was like the end of a good book, you don’t want it to ever end. I like Sam Harris, Stephen Hawking, Kahlil Gibran, David McCullough, Tennessee Williams (I have a tattoo of his writings on my body) and Janet Fitch. I read mostly religion and history with a few things for fun sprinkled through.
What movie best represents your sex life and why?
LC: Sex and Lucia by Julio Medem. It’s a very sexual movie but it’s honestly a lot deeper than just sex. It’s complex story telling that tangles the characters in such a way that you lose all sense of reality at times. It’s about passion, discovery and connecting on a level that you can’t experience with just anyone. Anyone can just have sex but I find that so boring…. I need more.
Who are your sexual heroes?
LC: Coco Chanel. She was a private person when it came to her personal life. During that time and even today most people would be quick to judge her for her love life, starting as a mistress to a cavalry officer only to fall in love with an engaged (and later married) man, a relationship that lasted 9 years until he was tragically killed in a car crash. A devastation she never got over. She never married and was never afraid of who she was and what she wanted. Too many people today only do what society tells us we should do not do what we feel.
Do you have a favorite quote when it comes to sex?
LC: “Sex without love is as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex.” – Hunter S. Thompson
Important note: You will be seeing more of Letica here on The Dignified Devil. She will be acting as our adventurous intrepid “reporter” (for lack of a better term) for all things women and sex. We don’t wanna spoil it by saying too much, just stay wired into the DD.Bio: Leticia Cline has appeared in numerous print, television and radio outlets ranging from Beauty and the Geek, to Maxim to appearing as a cover model in Playboy, among countless other magazine covers and spreads. She has been an announcer for Motocross, TNA Wrestling on Spike, Howard Stern, and has been cast in a number of movies, national commercials and music videos. She also is an agent for Michele and Group. And that’s just what you can find from searching for her name on Google. Then there are the things about Leticia you only get to know if you know her. In her own words: ” I’m a life lover and an adventure seeker. I’m passionate about meeting people and getting their stories. When I die, I want to be known for the words I leave behind. I’ve done a lot of amazing things and I’ve gathered all of those moments to help me with the transition into my next phase of life, a published novelist. A goal I’m working towards now more than ever.” You can follow and keep up with Leticia by following her on Twitter, Facebook, and her website.