sexuality, instead of promoting healthy body toleration.50
36. Entire nudity is antithetic to the elaborate semi-pornography of the fashion industry.
my self I would like to get bare and see what it feels observes, "modesty is so intertwined with sexual desire and the requirement for sexual show--
fighting but at precisely the same time re kindling this want--that a self-perpetuating process is inevitably set in motion. In
fact modesty can never actually attain its greatest end except through its disappearance. Concealing under the cloak of
modesty there are to be located many essential elements of the sexual urge itself." 51
37. How to Introduce a Buddy to Naturism focuses attention on the genitals and sexual arousal, rather than away from them. 52
At various times in Western history different parts of female human body have been eroticized: abdomens and
Abdomens). Underwear layout has historically emphasized these erogenous body parts: corsets in the 1800s deemphasized
the midriff and accentuated the breasts--using materials including whalebone and steel; the crinoline in
the mid 1800s accentuated the midsection; and the bustle, appearing in 1868, underscored the buttocks.53 Bathing suit
design now focuses attention on the breasts and pubic region.
E.B. Hurlock writes: "When primitive folks are unaccustomed to wearing clothing, placing it on for the
first time does not reduce their immorality, as the ladies of missionary societies believe it'll. Tropical, Casual Nudist Nude Weddings By Naturists At Haulover Beach Florida has merely the
opposite effect. It draws attention to the human body especially for all those parts of it that are covered for the very first time." 54
Rob Boyte notes wryly that "fabric individuals, when they do strip in front of others, generally do it for fire, and see
the bikini layout tanlines enticing. This really is reminiscent of the scarification practiced by primitive societies, and
Reveals how clothing designs become a fetish of the body." 55 Havelock Ellis writes: "If the conquest of sexual
desire were the first and last factor of life it would be more practical to forbid clothing than to prohibit
38. The fashion industry rides on the sex appeal of clothing.
"The changes in women's fashions are essentially determined by the need to maintain
men's sexual attraction, and thus to transfer the primary zone of lusty display once a given part of the body has
been saturated with attractive power to the point of satiation. . . .
erogenous zone to replace the zone which, for the time being, is played out." 57
39. Differences of clothes between the sexes focus attention on gender differences.58
Psychologist J.C. Flugel writes: "There seems to be (particularly in modern life) no vital component in the
nature, habits, or functions of both sexes that would necessitate a dramatic difference of costume--other than the
desire to accentuate gender differences themselves; an accentuation that chiefly serves the end of more easily and
frequently arousing sexual desire." 59
40. Many psychologists believe that clothes may initially have developed, in part, as a means of
focusing sexual focus.60
41. Partial clothes is more sexually stimulating (in often unhealthy ways) than complete nudity.
"The more critical clothes is, the more significance attaches to its absence and the
more consciousness is created about any relationship between the two states." 61 Elizabeth B. Hurlock notes that "it is
unquestionably a well known fact that recognizable things arouse no interest, while concealment lends enchantment and
stimulates interest . . . a cloaked body with only enough covering to indicate the outline, is much more alluring than a
Completely nude body." 62 And Lee Baxandall finds, "the 'almost'-nude beaches, where bikinis and thongs are
paraded, are more sexually titillating than a clothing-optional resort or beach. What's natural is more fulfilling,
42. Modesty--notably demanded modesty--only adds to sexual interest and desire.64
Reena Glazer writes: "Women's breasts are sexually stimulating to (heterosexual) men, at least in part
Since they're openly inaccessible; society additionally eroticizes the female breast by tagging it black to expose.
. . . This element of the prohibited only perpetuates the intense male reaction female exposure allegedly
43. Topfree66 inequality (requiring women, but not men, to wear tops) creates an unhealthy obsession
44. The identification of breasts as sexual objects in our culture has resulted in the discouragement of breastfeeding,
the encouragement of unneeded cosmetic surgery for breast augmentation, and avoidance of essential
breast examinations by girls.