Cara: Ramrod, I totally want to know the answer to this myself. Personally, for the sake of humanity, I wouldn't venture out in either but I do find it interesting myself. Perhaps it's the psychological assignment we've given the articles of clothing. Maybe we're regressing our minds back to a time where ladies didn't show their girlie wears to anyone.
Anya: That's a question for the ages... and my husband and I just had an argument over it...thanks Ramrod! Here's the thing--society has a really dumb way of artificially making things more important than they need to be. If you call something "underwear" then society says it is to be worn UNDER the clothes, is to be kept private and will be overly titillating if exposed. Now, take something just about the same size, but lined so it doesn't go see-through when wet and call it swimwear, and suddenly you can tear off the sarong and expose it all you want. *shrug* I don't make the rules and half the time I don't understand them either.
#1: I have no idea
#2: the only reason women AREN'T running around in bras and panties all the time is because it's "against the rules". Not that every woman is into that, but there's a reason all the sluts come out at Halloween...because sluts like us are FINALLY allowed to let our freak flags fly! Obviously, I'm pro-slut. :)
Julianne: First of all, I think some women don't have any problems showing off their bras and panties. I also think it has a lot to do with what generation you're from, or how you are raised. It's not ladylike to let your undergarments show. Mostly, I think it's because the bra and panties are considered under garments and not meant to be seen or show through clothing. A swimsuit on the other hand, is designed to seen that way.
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