I’ve been giving this some thought for quite a while now and I can not find a good reason against it. Granted, the weather has FINALLY cooled off a bit. I live in Georgia (southern part of the United States for those of you elsewhere) where it is usually hot, humid, and generally intolerable, weather-wise. Actually, it’s fairly intolerable with non-weather things, too, but I’ll get to those later. My point is that clothing is wonderful when you need to be outside when it’s cold, but why is nudity a problem?
The primary gist of this goes back a few posts to the whole “parents should teach their children to respect what they’re attracted to and not make a fuss or in any way instigate an aggressive, probably sexually fueled, assault” thing. I will admit that when if I were to see a naked woman somewhere (as that’s what I’m attracted to) I would look. I would feel urges, but I wouldn’t act on them. If nothing else, it would be rude. That doesn’t mean that if it’s remarkably hot outside that a woman shouldn’t be allowed to go topless. Men can. Men have nipples. Some men have full-blown breasts! But that doesn’t stop them from going topless at the pool, or while mowing their yard, or just being outside in general.
That doesn’t mean I necessarily want to see it, but there it is nonetheless. It’s his right. But why isn’t it her right, too? What makes the female breast so offensive to some people? Is it that they’re actually functional at certain times? Breast feeding is a perfectly natural thing. Biologically speaking, that’s what they’re there for. So, why are women made to cover up their infants when they breast feed? It really makes no sense. I will also admit to being a bit wierded-out when a nine-year old is breast feeding. Never seen that in person but it pops up on the ‘net now and again in some bizarre tabloid-ish story. But, you know what? It’s their right to do so… provided it isn’t sexual.
Not that there’s anything wrong with sex, mind you. It’s a spectacular thing. And I’ll go so far as to say that doing that in public, or, should I say, while people are watching in public, is a bit beyond me. But that doesn’t mean that people shouldn’t be allowed to be nude whenever or where ever they want. What, really, is the big deal about it? I wouldn’t do it myself. Frankly, I don’t want to look at me, nor can I think of anyone who really would want to see that. But as an option, why isn’t it one?
Yes, I have a penis. No, it’s not spectacular. I think it looks a little silly. I suspect most of them do, although I haven’t paid any attention to any others than mine, except maybe in porn where you almost have to look at it and wonder if they really get to be that size. Those you almost expect to have a lightsaber sound effect to go with them. But, again, if it’s that large, and it seems to be a socially acceptable thing to say how large your thing is, wouldn’t you want to show it off? Can’t you see the conversations?
“Hey, Ted! I got a new Ferrari!”
“Yeah, Mike? Well, I got one of these!” Ka-fwomp!
“Jesus, Ted! Where’d you get that!? (And would you mind getting it off my car?)”
Ted should be quite happy about that. I mean, if it at any time has that kind of sound effect to go with it. Regardless, if, weather permitting, it makes sense to go nude, why not? Teach children to respect all body types regardless of how fat, thin, endowed or even what color they see. It’s not a taboo thing. People say “it’s not natural.” Frankly, it is literally the most natural thing in the world. No one has ever come out of the womb fully clothed. It is, literally, natural. And, if I may put a point on the end of this, a great way to stop body shaming. People come in all shapes and sizes and why would you want it to be any other way?