In My Day, You Had To Work For Your NuditySubmitted by Quartermain at 2012-06-21 11:48:26 EDT
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I remember back when I was a kid, seeing a naked woman was a Big Deal. This was back before everybody had cable television in every room of their house and could watch streaming video on their cell-phones and was connected to the Internet every day in every way. If you were an average 13 year old, your avenues to gawk at the mysteries of the female body were extremely limited.
I remember when I was 13, a couple of friends of mine and I found a quarter of a Playboy in a field near my house and we talked about that for three months. And in that quarter of a magazine there were two pictures, one where the girl was topless but still had her shorts on, and one where she had lost her shorts, but was standing with her back to the camera, so all you saw was her hinder. And that's my point. It's been 16 years since I saw those pictures and although I can't remember when my niece's birthday is, I can remember those pictures exactly, because it was something special. Unless you watched an 'R' rated movie or were one of the lucky kids whose parents had cable, you were kind of SOL on the nudity front.
Nowadays, kids don't have to work for their naked pictures, and like anything else you don't have to work for, they don't appreciate it as much. All you have to do is type something into Google Images, and chances are, one of the first search results returned will be some sort of sex picture. Hell, anymore, you have work harder to avoid it than you do to find it. And so kids get de-sensitized and jaded.
Which I think accounts for the rise of all the weird fetishes you see nowadays. By the time they're thirteen, kids nowadays are bored with just seeing tits or some girl's naked hinder, so they have to go looking for more and more weirder and weirder stuff. Stuff that even Hustler, which back when was the dirty magazine that even dirty magazines thought was dirty, wouldn't print. Pretty soon the kid can't get off unless he's watching a Care Bear dressed as The Gimp from Pulp Fiction throw bananas at a Japanese girl who's chained to a wall wearing a Nazi uniform. And then once he develops an actual relationship, he's always going to be unsatisfied because what are the odds he's going to be able to talk his girlfriend/wife into that?
All I'm saying is that nudity is like moonshine. A little bit of it never hurt anyone, but too much too often warps your mind, makes you act weird, and nobody wants you around. That, and it never hurts a kid to have to work for what he wants, it's good training for the rest of his life.