This is not me.
It is a simple question. Why are nipples/breasts so taboo? I want your opinion. Guys with their shirt off it is okay, but a girl, "OMG DON'T LOOK KIDS! NIPPLES!!! YOU SHOULD BE ashamed OF YOURSELF!" Keep in mind a lot of men have bigger breasts than most women!
Also, is this picture not as taboo in your mind because the nipples have been erased? Finally, while we are on it. Why can we have nipples of african tribes on public TV but not other races? Why the divide?
I know these sounds like silly questions, but I want some rational discussion over this topic.
Peace and love <3
If I'm not mistaken, nipples in most or all mammals have a high concentration of nerve endings that make it pleasurable to be stimulated. This provides an evolutionary survival advantage by making breastfeeding a more pleasant experience.
I think you're right, but there are different kinds of pleasure. I have to admit I've never done it, but, according to the mother of my kids, breastfeeding is, indeed, very pleasurable but the pleasure is NOTHING like sexual pleasure.
Yes, in humans, the brain plays a big part in sex and the experience of pleasure. It's erogenous if the brain thinks it is. Breastfeeding and foreplay do not, mentally, equate. One is feeding and the other is sex.
And the anus has more nerve endings than the vagina.
So, a woman beast-feeding in public is somewhat like a male masturbating in public.
"So, a woman beast-feeding in public is somewhat like a male masturbating in public."
Unless you know of roving bands of men, picketing for the right to polish the pud in public, not so much --
Breastfeeding women picket store
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A Canadian clothing store in Vancouver was picketed by at least 60 breastfeeding women after a new mother was chastised for feeding her infant.
One small step for breastfeeding.....
Breastfeeding photo ban by Facebook sparks global protest by mothers
A global campaign has been launched by thousands of mothers against social networking site Facebook for banning photos of women breastfeeding.
After researching a little on attitudes (about public breastfeeding) from around the world, it appears that it's socially acceptable where MEN don't turn it into something sexual. It seems that religion -- especially Islam -- has a lot of influence on how men react to public breastfeeding. Another important factor is poverty. Many poor people can't afford formula or even baby bottles, so mothers feed only by breast. Apparently, if they're old or unattractive, they get stared at less.
That's funny because in my experience I've always gotten the catty looks stares and nasty comments from other women while breastfeeding in public. Even from women who are mothers!!!!
You're right. As a rule, men are just hoping to get a peek. We have no reason to object. I have never even heard of a male getting all bent out of shape over nursing a baby in public.
Breast contact is pleasurable for women (assuming they are otherwise receptive). Men discovered attention to them moves things along sex-wise.
Simple as that.
Whether or not (and how) to display breasts is cultural. The fixation on nipples (pasties on exotic dancers, for example) is somewhat hilarious.