[Credit needed for photos. They seem far removed on the posts I’ve seen.]
Facebook has deemed photos of breastfeeding as sexual and inappropriate. Whilst I admit I can still get a little uncomfortable to this day if I see it happening in front of me, I never view it as sexual, and it certainly is anything but offensive. We’ve all been on the side of the baby; it’s natural, and it’s a fact of life.
I write a lot of personal posts in closed format. I decided that although some are rather risqué and personal my friends know me as an open book and I’d like to project that image more. It’s going to take some effort and confidence.
For the last 3 years I have been an avid photographer. I shoot various forms of photos but one of my favourite types is artistic nudes. In short, bodies are beautiful.
However, one construct society has is that bodies are always sexual, which could not be more wrong. A naked man or a naked woman should not automatically be sexual. The fact that you are born with your body, and it is not deemed sexual until puberty speaks further to this. Not to mention the fact that when you go to a museum or art gallery you don’t look at the art and think “Phwoar! She’s got boobs! They’re just pretty paintings. I personally can be naked around my friends often without it being sexualised — it’s just bodies.
(It’s weird for a guy to be saying this, that I know. I’m sure it comes from the majority of my friends being women.)