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I think the point was that we shouldn't feel uncomfortable breastfeeding in public the way we would (probably) feel uncomfortable having sex in public. There shouldn't be a cultural taboo against exposing the breast.

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I think the point was that we shouldn't feel uncomfortable breastfeeding in public the way we would (probably) feel uncomfortable having sex in public. There shouldn't be a cultural taboo against exposing the breast.
I think we ALL agree on that. I think it's all in how they're presented. One can bare a breast in public and nurse a baby, and that's not sexual. ("pertaining to the act of sex") But one could do a striptease in public, exposing breasts, and that would be sexual, and inappropriate. The thing that bugs me is why do we consider say, someone performing a striptease in the middle of the mall inappropriate, but not say, Britney Spears at the Grammys? But that's a whole NOTHER can o' worms.
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I think when this thread began, we were referring to "sexual" as "pertaining to the act of sexual intercourse," and we were defining "sex organ" as "genital."
interesting that this difference was not noted earlier in the thread.
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Well, the thread was originally started because the breast was compared to a penis on another thread, and someone suggested that displaying pictures of breasts might not be appropriate on MDC, since displaying pictures of penises is not considered appropriate.

Then, during the course of the thread, the definition of "sexual" seemed to broaden. When confusion arose, it was suggested that we need to define "sexual," so I tried to do so in what I felt was the spirit of the OP.

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Well, the thread was originally started because the breast was compared to a penis on another thread, and someone suggested that displaying pictures of breasts might not be appropriate on MDC, since displaying pictures of penises is not considered appropriate.
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sorry but first, that strikes me as really funny. what thread was it?

but also... how in the world were any of us supposed to know the context of the original post? if this was brought up from another thread, it should have been hinted at or explained ealier in this thread, not left to ambiguity.
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And saying that breasts are sexual doesn’t diminish their intended purpose. It’s when breasts are seen as nothing BUT sex objects that they become cheapened, and THAT is what upsets me.
EXACTLY!

what REALLY bothers me as well is when lactating is compared to urination or defecation...but that is a whole different thread.

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they are multi functional
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did you ever notice how humans are the ONLY mammals that have full, obvious breasts when they are not lactating? i always thought that our breasts evolved to look the way they do to attract men. however, their main purpose is obviously to feed babies.

don't misunderstand- i am a hardcore NIPer, and not a bit discreet. so what if my (saggy, lopsided )breasts are attractive to some guy- is that supposed to take precedence over my baby's desire/need to nurse?!

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what thread was it?
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=144618

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but also... how in the world were any of us supposed to know the context of the original post? if this was brought up from another thread, it should have been hinted at or explained ealier in this thread, not left to ambiguity.
I'm terribly sorry. We thought the topic could stand on its own. I thought we were pretty clear in our first few posts. I guess I was wrong. I was asked for an explanation, and I gave it. I don't know what else I can do. I apologize again.

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Let me just say that it sure as heck felt like he was getting off in a sexual manner & using my body for HIS sexual aggressions, not just a power trip.
This is a very sensitive topic, so I want to tread lightly here.

Rapists get off in a sexual manner in all rapes. Just because sexuality is involved doesn't mean control and power were not the driving factors. And when people are talking about sexual abuse and rape being more about power, it's to counter the prior notion that rapists rape because "men need sex." It was previously thought that if a woman got a man aroused, he had every right to rape her, because men can't just get aroused like that and not be ful-fulled; they need sex. When in fact, that is not true. Many many rapists do not need to rape in order to have sexual release. Many rapists have steady girlfriends, or wives when they rape other women. It's not because they're not getting enough sex. They're raping for other reasons, and using sexuality along the way.

Also, there are many people with foot fetishes. There are strange men who masterbate into womens shoes (and some who want the women to walk in that shoe afterwards). Again, that doesn't make the foot a sex organ.
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Sorry to bring something up on this thread again... but breasts are sex organs. Humans are the only species in the world to have permanently enlarged breasts. This is because they are used to attract a mate. But breasts are secondary sex organs, like a pea cocks tail because they are not for reproduction, they are for attracting a mate so they can reproduce.

To put it simpily, mammary glands are considered secondary sex organs. Breasts are mammary glands. Because science says so.
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This thread is eleven years old, Guy. Why's this so important to you?
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Honey my whole body is a sex organ! But not all the time. Just as the penis is multiple use (peeing, making babies, having fun), so can other body parts be multifunctional as well
I love sex!

I loved breastfeeding my two babies.... which did not have the same feelings of arousal as when my partner plays with my breasts.

But yes, breasts are for sex. My sex life would be diminished without that part of our repertoire.

Oops, sorry I did not notice how old this thread was.
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All parts of your body are sex organs potentially.
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I think the point was that we shouldn't feel uncomfortable breastfeeding in public the way we would (probably) feel uncomfortable having sex in public. There shouldn't be a cultural taboo against exposing the breast.
I loved breast feeding in public it didnt bother me yes i used to get strange looks sometimes, i wasnt revealing anything so if my son was hungry he was fed simple. i think its disgusting we are looked down upon like its some kind of freak show or peep show! my worst experience is when i was asked to leave pizza hut as it was making other customers feel uncomfortable my son was hidden under a blanket for all they knew i could have just been comforting him.......as soon as i was home a official letter was written to head office to which i received a letter of apology.
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I loved breast feeding in public it didnt bother me yes i used to get strange looks sometimes, i wasnt revealing anything so if my son was hungry he was fed simple. i think its disgusting we are looked down upon like its some kind of freak show or peep show! my worst experience is when i was asked to leave pizza hut as it was making other customers feel uncomfortable my son was hidden under a blanket for all they knew i could have just been comforting him.......as soon as i was home a official letter was written to head office to which i received a letter of apology.
couldnt agree more its a perfectly natural thing x
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