Boudoir in black and white

What is it about a black and white conversion? This image is amazing in color, no doubt. Still somewhat shocked that it was me behind the camera. ((it's that whole tortured artist thing, most days I feel mediocre at best, feeling like a rockstar is rare, but that's what I love about portraiture, it's a constant challenge, an ever evolving thing that changes and grows as you change and grow)) I find it interesting that my female clients oooh and aaahhh twice as often over a converted photo and their male mates prefer the color.... maybe its the 'one step away from reality' feeling that a black and white photo evokes... whatever it is.. I love a good conversion.