How’s that for an opening sentence? Got your attention, I bet. But it’s true. There are names for various genital piercings and he’s got ‘em all, plus a couple he invented. I mean, this guy would set off the metal detectors at La Guardia while checking in at O’Hare. Mining companies are competing for the mineral rights to his testicles. U.S. Steel is considering re-opening if they can get their hands on him. Treasury agents guard him night and day for fear of losing this country’s largest single deposit of silver. The Home Shopping Network wants to sell him off a piece at a time, plus shipping and handling, of course. If you call within the next ten minutes you get a free gift box.
And he’s a nice, ordinary guy. Wow. How can anyone so strange be so normal? Like, how can a grade school teacher or your doctor go the beach on weekends and get naked in public? Can it be that some folks are perfectly OK but just dance to the beat of a different drum? Like (shudder!) nudists?
Yeah, yeah you say, here he goes again on a rant about tolerance. Yep, you got it. Along the way I’ve run into a bunch of different sorts and have learned that they are pretty much like anyone else. Most are just ordinary folks with a little different bent, some are truly wacko. Just like society in general.
Piercings. Hmm. It’s been ok for a long time for women to wear earrings (not considered self-mutilation) and more recently, men. Started with gays but has spread. I got one during middle-age crazies and still have it. Did you read the blog about tattoos? Similar thing. As a sailor I always thought it’d be cool to have a pirate earring. Finally got up the nerve in those who-gives-a-damn days. About the same time I got my two little tattoos. Man, I’m sooo cool now. Yeah, right.
Always wanted a ’65 Jaguar too, haven’t seen that come my way yet.
Back to topic. Whaddaya think about all that stuff that people stick through their noses, eyebrows, tongues? Not to mention nipples and those areas previously left to bathroom and bedroom exposure? Kinda strange, huh?
Yeah, about as strange as running around naked with a bunch of other folks. Ya ya, preaching again but it’s the same story. Different folks, different strokes.
Piercingers (aren’t I good at inventing words?) like it and it harms no one. Piercings attract attention (particularly to certain areas), and are definitely a sexual turn-on to those so inclined, so may be considered improper for a pure nudist/naturist environment. But must we abandon our sexuality when in a non-sexual environment? Can these two aspects of ourselves co-exist in a non-sexual environment? I believe they can, and have seen it. But this is a tough issue and not easily dismissed.
Society in general sees naturists as hedonists. This is, of course, not true. We are, though, totally human and subject to human emotions, feelings, desires and attractions. I think that for us to perceive someone with, oh, say, a nipple ring as being overtly sexual would be like considering a woman with lipstick as someone who is offering herself for sex with anyone. That’s just not right. I think (yeah, I,I,I! Well hey, it’s our blog!) we just need to calm down and back off.
Piercings and tattoos have not been allowed at lot of nudist venues until recently, but their popularity has made them more commonplace and are now generally accepted, at least to a degree. Change takes time.
I thought I was being daring when I got an ear pierced. Both my sons now have nipple rings, my daughter in law has, well, we won’t say, and my daughter a belly button ring. New generation, things change. Attitudes change. Time was, an exposed ankle was enough to incite riot. Relax.
Some things have gotten quite extreme. Yeah, those are piercings on that young lady, connected by ribbon, etc. It’s actually quite beautiful, if not really the thing for the mainstream. Different strokes, again.
Hillary and Barrack were debating the other day and, while having differences, they got one thing right. We mustn’t fight among ourselves, we need to join together and protect our way of living. Sure, we have differences, but we’re different. Let’s not lose sight of that fact.
If you see an ugly nude person, do you say “Go away, you offend me!”? If you see a beautiful nude person do you say “Go away, you make me feel ugly!”? Of course not.
If you see a pierced person, what do you say? Nothing. Or maybe, say “Wow, that’s really something! Tell me about it, what’s it like? How does it feel? Why do you do it?”. Try it, they’ll love it if you hoestly are interested. Or say nothing!
You might, heck, you will be surprised to find to find a real human being behind your perceptions and, maybe, you’ll make a friend. Piercing is a form of personal expression, regardless of how others might feel about it. Nudity is also a form of personal expression.
I’m not condoning nor endorsing, just asking for tolerance. I don’t get a lot of stuff that’s going on out there but if it doesn’t hurt me, I can’t condemn it. After all, I like peanut butter and Cheeze Whiz on burnt toast. How’s that for weird! -S
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Hope I’ve helped clear some things up here. It’s a confusing world out there.
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