maybe you think seeing someone in the nude/semi-nude is akin to sleeping with her; or the act of asking the person of each is equal; to me there is still a big big line to be crossed. i'm sure you get what i mean. how can you say that there is no difference?
i do get what you're driving at though, i must admit.
nonetheless, you are really digressing here; what we are talking about would be the photographer's side.
what do you think, do you think photographers should do such things in the name of photography? do you think it is right? would you want to be associated with such filth?
when i see seminude works or nude works, i am thinking, that is still fine, maybe it is in the name of art, so long as the image isn't obvious porn. but when i hear of photographers or "photographers" making such requests, it irks me, because there is no such grey area, it is simply put, black.
and between shades of grey and black, there is a WORLD of difference.