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  •  If you can't look at the human body with the (5+ / 0-)

    same amount of respect as you do a human face, then you might want to re-think your definition of being human. Some cultures can't even look on a feminine face without experiencing impure thoughts.

    It's time to evolve here.

    guns are fun v. hey buddy, watch what you are doing -- which side are you on?

    by 88kathy on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 09:16:22 AM PDT

    •  Anything that's forbidden to look upon (4+ / 0-)
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      Diane Gee, Catte Nappe, Wood Dragon, Chi

      will become the focus of fascination and lust, right??

      I saw on "Antiques Road Show" a 1900-era beer advertising poster, illustrating a smiling young woman in the demure floor-length skirt of the era. In one hand she offered a tray with beer, with the other she inched up her skirt just enough to show...a shoe. Not a laced boot, but a low cut pump-style shoe called a "slipper."

      The expert explained this would've been a VERY suggestive gesture in 1900. Imagine how easy to slip off that footwear to reveal a nearly-bare foot.

      So we aren't ALL that far removed from the puritan "cover her up" era ourselves.

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