Warning: The following blog contains pictures from the go topless demonstration in New York Today. Some of these shots “that were taken by other people and posted publicly” contain (nipples.)
You were warned…. 🙂
As stated in my letter to “free the nipple,” there are real issues with public nudity.
While I agree that there is a time and a place for everything; I feel that a truculent style of forcing your “agenda,” detracts from the message.
- Why do some women want to go around topless?
- Is it really an equal rights thing?
- Is this an attack on men?
Most men like nipples ladies and I have to tell you that if the laws were only left to men to make, they would be very generous to any lady that wanted to walk around half nude!
I give the respect that I am accorded.
When you choose to dis-respect a segment of the population; you don’t win over very many of them.
I get it, you got publicity and you made the news. Now people like me are spending their time pontificating on the merits of your cause, and how best to solve the issues.
As I stated in my letter to “free the nipple,” men are visually stimulated. (I must admit that nothing in the picture above stimulated me what-so-ever-!) That is the way that we either evolved, or God made us pick your choice; those are the facts! When you expose yourself, you set hormones and other endorphins into action.
A whole host of things happens when we are sexually aroused and visual stimulation for men starts with hormones.
We call it behavior but, in reality, our actions may be partially driven by things out of our control. Things happen automatically that we are not in control of. Chemicals are released which cause us to sweat, pupils dilate, adrenaline is released along with cortisol (the stress hormone) followed by Dopamine the “desire and reward hormone” then comes into play. We have serotonin that causes us to “think about a person” or in this case those “lovely breast,” several times a day!
The list goes on and folks, we are programmed for this action. Had we not been such a puritanical society and ran around naked or “nude,” then I dare say that we would control our “urges much better.”
The argument to allow half-naked folks to run around cart-blanch anywhere should really be addressed by serious people who understand what they are asking.
If you don’t think that what I am saying holds water, then tell me this, why is pornography such a huge issue today?!
Some Men and some women are lost in pornography. Where it used to be restricted by age and content, with the internet there is nothing held back. I find it amazing that with each successive year, each and every magazine took pornography to new lows.
Much like drugs, pin-up girls no longer cut it.
There is an interesting parallel to this and drugs because, if you think about it, both are chemical addictions. With drugs, some of those same hormones are released as well as the action of the drug itself!
Some people cause themselves pain because, endorphins are released that like adrenalin; one can become addicted to them.
From the early days of Playboy, where clover leafs covered the nipples, and maybe a little flash of pubic hair to” gynecologists’ type shots” of inside the vagina or anus! Who thinks that is sexy!?
Where are we headed as a society?
It is clear to me anyway, that you simply can’t just walk around naked, anywhere that you please.
For the same reason drunks who are “recovering,” don’t go where there is booze, people who have issues with porn, or sex addicts, don’t go to strip clubs. It is not fair to everyone to allow you to parade around naked when or where you choose.
On the flip side of the coin, there should be places where such behavior is permitted with adequate signage depicting same.
The bottom line to this is really respect. Ladies from a pragmatic look at things there is little difference in our anatomical makeup and for that, your argument is germane.
Realistically, however; looking at the science involved and how we as humans are “driven;” you can certainly see that unfettered nudity would not work unless you forced the issue making everyone walk around naked! I suspect that after an hour or so, the novelty would wear off and soon; breasts of men and women would look like any other part of them, and a stare would quickly turn into a passing glance, and then into not even noticing.
That is a part of human evolution that is simply not there in this country at this time.
Most people are way too hung up on their body, whether it be good or bad, and sexuality is right under the surface of most people’s thoughts.
With the Ashley Madison hack, it should have placed a light on what is going on with people of all walks of life.
SEX SEX SEX!
It is not simply sex, as these folks have a wife or husband who they could have sex with. It is different partners or sex with someone else. WHY?
If we could put our differences aside, just let people be who and what they are and “get along” and, we were not thinking about, planning for, and working towards sex, just think about what we could accomplish as a people!
We are terribly un-evolved for the most part. Those that want to “free the nipple,” I actually think might be more evolved than those that see this as some sort of taboo. You can’t simply feel that it is wrong, you need to know “why it is wrong.” These folks are pushing the envelope on social mores, that admittedly are out of date but…to what end?
If you go to a nudist resort, there will be people there who are probably more evolved than those that would condemn such a place just because. Some will undoubtedly be there for the same reason that I thought about becoming a photographer for Playboy as a child. The difference is, I grew up!
When we accept who and what we are, we can move past this truculent dialogue that persists in the world today. We are in fact sexual creatures that are geared for procreation, and that is why we do what we do, and think as we think. That is why sex feels good, and hormones are released to drive us to seek partners to spread our seeds and subdue the earth.
That is why a high percentage of people will read this blog, over the others that I have posted which frankly are much more intelligent and enlightening than this, and many men will peruse the picture of the attractive redhead, longer than those with the pink mask over their faces! Just know why you do what you do, and know who you are….
Life is about more than sex. As a young person, I expect this and make allowances for this. Spring break and other places where young people gather seem to be nothing more than a hormonally charged group of people oozing with testosterone and estrogen. You hope that they make it through it, and hope that someone in the group is adult enough to govern the collective body, so people don’t get injured.
When you become “self-aware,” you learn to ask yourself why?
“Why” is probably one of the most important questions that we learn to ask as a human being. I do not discourage but encourage this.
- Why do I like this?
- Why do I hate this?
- Why is this a good idea?
- Why is this a bad idea?
- Why did my parents tell me no?
Knowledge is powerful and, self-knowledge is one of the most powerful tools at your disposal!
I call this mirror time. Who is that person in the mirror?
Before espousing your thoughts on a particular subject, know where your thoughts came from.
We as a nation have stopped thinking critically. We act upon emotions which is just stupid. Emotions are one of the easiest ways that there is to manipulate you, and those that are in power; know this.
The Race card is played to divide people and it works because it is an emotionally charged issue.
If I can stir your emotions, I can control you! The elite call these folks, “useful idiots!” They can think for you by stirring your emotions, causing you to act without thinking!
If you spend some time in the mirror guess what, they lose that power and you gain it.
Free the Nipple and Go Topless are saying the same thing. Personally, I would not mind seeing everyone wear a shirt. Let’s take this issue off the table, just wear a damned shirt!
If you want to be naked in public, seek out nude beaches or nude resorts or clubs, or even cruises that cater to clothing optional events. There are actually parks in Germany I think that are clothing optional.
Americans are much more prudish than our European counterparts and I am certain that is a left over from the puritan start, this country had not that many years ago. Don’t be disrespectful of them; if you want to be taken seriously, and respected.
With the LGBT community, I have a thought that I would also like to espouse upon.
There are many places “spas” and such where people enter into an area and are expected to remove all of their clothes. They are provided a “uniform” to wear in the common area but not before they are expected to shower and enjoy the wet area with other people who are also nude.
It is no secret that there are men who happen to be gay that go to these spas to watch other naked men shower and what have you. Folks, that is simply creepy.
I know from reading, that some women do this as well, and then you have the folks who are Trans gendered, who identify as one sex or another. What do they do?
In these “wet areas” not only are there adults but there are children, naked children who simply are playing in the water and having a good time.
I think that the laws need to be changed to protect children from let’s face it, pedophiles that might be lurking in the area. As an adult, I can choose to go into one of these places knowing full well that there may be some deviant in there that enjoys watching others shower and what have you.
I don’t believe that we have any business exposing children to possible creeps.
While I am on that subject, since gay folks knowingly go into these areas; how about a communal wet area that anyone can decide to use?
It would be interesting to see how many people of different genders would actually take advantage of it.
Once again I have pontificated to the tune of right at 1700 words on a subject that should be rife with stimulating conversation.
As always, I appreciate comments, shares, re-blogs and of course stimulating conversation. Please keep your comments civil. Thanks!
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