Living in Europe, as I have for the past 5 years, I’ve actually had to step back and take a look at some of the things I’ve been brought up to think. Especially as it pertains to sex and nudity.
In the US, we’ve been pretty much trained to think that sex should be confined to the bedroom, when, in fact, sex is all around us, every day. Why are we taught to look the other way and ignore it?
In Europe, you may see someone walking around in their own backyard in their underwear. Or, possibly, maybe even in the buff. (Which is rare, don’t worry!) However, if you were to question it (and most Europeans wouldn’t), they would just ask you what the difference is between them walking around in their underwear or in their bathing suit. And, they have a point. Rig
Even on European TV, children regularly see boobs or other nudity. Soft porn (which isn’t all that soft, if you
ask me) commercials run on local channels. Granted, they don’t come on until the evening, but still… There is no way of blocking children from seeing it. And it’s no big deal!
I sometimes wonder about the possibility of some poor European visiting the US and being locked up as a sex offender, when, in fact, they did absolutely nothing wrong! OK, an American, knowing what the laws and ‘rules’ are, would know that they were doing something wrong. But not a European!
An example: quite common for them to urinate in public. Well, of course they don’t stand there with their privates hanging out, but they may go up to a bush or a tree and do their thing. In the US, they would be arrested for public indecency and probably listed as a sex offender!
Why so uptight, America?? Where is the real problem here? Honestly. Think about it. We are born naked! It shouldn’t be so shameful to not be clothed. The human body is something to appreciate, in all its shapes and sizes.
Is it because there are some women who get upset and worried that their husband might visit a nudie bar, and see another woman naked besides themselves? Maybe if they lightened up a little, the husband would want to spend more time at home. Besides, sex makes the world go ’round, and many a deal has been made after treating clients to a little fun. Sex and even sexuality makes people happy and lighten up.
Often, the very proper zealous religious fanatic groups will take a stand against such activity. It often makes me wonder´- if they are so into making this a perfect world, why don’t they lighten up and live and let live? Who knows, being a little less uptight might make them happier people, too.
Why, America? Why?