When I was in school out west I knew this cat who did his undergrad at Chico, IIRC, and he remarked about how scantily clad the women were around there. I in turn remarked that that would be nice. He said it wasn’t because you get accustomed and don’t notice it after a while. Then recently, in a thread on the SDMB, someone remarked that he got bored looking at internet porn. These events don’t seem to be the first time that I’ve heard such sentiments. And these are sentiments that I simply don’t understand.
I’m in my thirties and I still exclaim “Wow!” at the sight of a beautiful face. I’m just as mesmerized as ever by a pair of beautiful brown eyes. (Oh, Bonnie the Barrista! Where have you been?) I’m still hypnotized by beautiful thick hair. I’m enchanted by a strong greek nose. And don’t get me started on soft, full lips.
And hands! Oh, where do I begin?! Delicate, gentle feminine hands…is there anything more beautiful? I’ve spent more than my share of time wondering how there can be a purpose to life when the most beautiful instruments are used for such vulgar activities as washing dishes. Yet they are. I could watch a women with beautiful hands work for hours. And I don’t even have a handjob fetish.
If I still delight to the magic of these visible parts of the feminine form, why should I think that I’d get bored with the parts currently covered up? Surely many a breast unhindered doesn’t match the outline of the self-same breast when supported and enhanced by the latest überbra, yet from that can I infer that I would not be entranced by that breast in its natural state?
Is a little womanly cellulite such a sin? Or does it shock us because of our obsesson with hiding it?
I submit that were I in an area where bikinis, or even nudity, were the average wear, I would still be everyday entranced by the beauty of the feminine form. Perhaps my expectations would be more realistic. But would that be so bad?
Do societies that expect women to cover their faces make the same arguments to defend it? Do taliban living in Jordan tell their friends at home, you get so used to looking at faces that you don’t even notice after a while.
Well, that’s my meditation for now. If you can explain habituation to skin, the please do!