Oh my, I am quickly becoming one of the most conservative Forumosans! Who woulda thunk it several years ago when Maoman (or some other longtimer) asked “what are you wearing” and I truthfully replied “black lace thong” or some other stupid thing.
I don’t know if I have a problem with nudity on a beach. I’ve never been to a nude beach. I’ve never been shy about nursing a baby or toddler or preschooler at a beach, restaurant, church or museum. I think I’m really more uncomfortable about the condition of my breasts–they’re just not sexy when you have to roll them up into your bra.
I wonder if we change our ideas as our children get older and also depending on what sex our child(ren) are. I know it has for me. My boys are 12 and 17 and enjoy looking at girls while they’re out and about. I ask them to be respectful. “That’s someone’s sister. Think about how you’re going to feel when your buddy or some jerk on the MRT undresses your little sister with his eyes. Or your sister walks out in her bikini at the pool and all the guys turn to admire her from behind their sunglasses. Just be respectful.” I don’t mean stop. I mean don’t be lewd, rude or crude.
My conservative (by Forumosan standards) opinion is that all this sex in the media and at your neighborhood 7-11 counter desensitizes us as much as violent music/TV/music/ do. We do need to protect them up to a certain point and that point is different for every family, every individual. I try to be open with my kids as I can and answer their questions about sex and baby-making and how it’s possible that daddy’s erect penis fits into mommy’s little vagina and how mommy and daddy kiss when everyone’s asleep (those last two were actual questions that I handled :roflmao: pretty well I think) Some things they don’t need to see or know yet.
Am I really the only who feels this way?
How about the fathers of little girls? MT? Maoman?