Does anyone else ever wonder why we are so offended by nudity? We are born that way and yet many people are repulsed by seeing another human being naked. As a society we seem strangely tolerant of seeing beautiful people’s flesh and less so if they are not conventionally attractive. Why is that?
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Insightful commentary,Cre8tor. Thanks for the sensibility.
very good points. In truth I wish I hadn't posted the question as some people seem to draw other conclusions. Think is was oscar Wilde that said "its the spectator and not life that art really mirrors". maybe apt in this context. best answer thanks.
To be offended includes being uncomfortable, right? If you have been offended then someone else has caused you to be uncomfortable by their actions. So I disagree with that first statement, as it seems to simplify people's opinions to make a point.
Brain surgery (the whole experience) is uncomfortable. Innoculations are "uncomfortable". Chemo is "uncomfortable". Being doggedly, literal-honest can be uncomfortable to uphold. Childbirth is uncomfortable. Are these wrong? Nope. Full stop.
Answer this stanwshura, What kind of society would we have around the world, if we all lived as Nudes(except in coldest climes)would we still be an advancing civilization?
Wnnw, the same as we have today, but sans Filenes, Macy's et.c, and the nausatingly objectifying catwalk and bling obsession. Nudity is not immoral, nor does it compel (man) to same. It's a red herring by folks who want things a "certain" way.
There is an issue here that as a society we are told, mainly through the media, what and who to find attractive. Your points are the kind I wanted to debate. There has also been a comment which linked nudity with sex and pornography which is not the
I suppose if we all streaked up and down the country on the Fourth of July, we could kick off the new society of "Nude Dudes".
Wnnw, that's a rather manic and alarmist/prudish tone. Besides, I think all the consumption, arrogant pride, flag-waving and chest thumping is far more offensive than would be the exposed breast, penis, vagina or backside.
Civilizations have had thousands of years to make a decision to be clothed or go nude. What choice have they made and why?
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Sexual acts and pornography are not synonymous with nudity. It is interesting reading your points as the sub text of my question is that it really is not that big an issue for many people yet for others nudity is exclusively related to sex and thus a
"Sodom and Gomorrah"? "Illicit"? "Pornography"? Not sure I like the (unintended?) connotation. There IS no causality, "provable" ONLY by scientific method, between public nudity and homosexuality - and "morality" is irrelevant to the latter.
Stanwshura, can smoking marijuana lead to use of other more potent drugs, especially by youth, needing guidance? Can public drunkenness lead to maiming the innocent and death of many, including the offender? Posting porn? Sick society, Don't you see?
Wnnw, one big problem in the world is that too many mistake correlation for causation. Just because B occured with or after A does not mean, nor especially PROVE that they are related. A and B could have been caused by C. And again, why is A bad?
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