What Is It With Americans?

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  1. Countryguy63

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    I know that there is a lot more that could be mentioned from other counteries as well, but just recently we have had threads on 2 Brazilians with some very, very nice pictures. Both of these gentleman are public figures. One a Policeman, and one a Pro Baseball Player. How is it that other countries are proud to show nudity and here in the US, they are ostrasized and sometimes treated like they committed a crime (fired from jobs, etc)?
    I am proud of my country, but sometimes very confused.
    Are other countries just less uptight regarding nudity?
     
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    Christians. It's because of Christians.
     
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    Some are more repressed, some are less. It's just the way that they societies have evolved.

    It has been my observation over the years (no research to back it up, just an observation) that in general, the more repressive a family or group or society, the more individuals from those groups tend to be secretively wild, sexually... but with more hangups and guilt.

    A more practical and logical approach to human sexuality tends to produce more healthy, balanced individuals.
     
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    If you think christians are uptight check out them there muslims.
     
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    I don't think that is so much the "Christians" (A whole new thread could be made on what a Christian really is). Many, many Americans who claim to not believe in God, church, etc., will publicly condemn nudity and sexual openess just as much a pulpit thumping, bible waving hypocrites.
     
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    Ahh Shelby,

    Point taken!
     
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    RELIGION, RELIGION, RELIGION

    also the root of all evil
     
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    Two sides of the same coin. The crusades work BOTH ways, methinks. :)

    Anyway, SATAN is the true god, nyah ha ha!


    *Ahem*
    The British are a pretty stupid lot as well. An MP can get into trouble as a SINGLE MAN for having male and female sexual partners...while John Prescot (aka the fattest piece of shit this side of sumo) can have sex in his office and not get into trouble?

    I mean, ain't sex with animals fucking illegal??!?
     
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    Its them there white anglo-saxon protestants,with their work ethic and uptight morals.Its why we sent em all over to america land,we had to get rid of em somehow.
     
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    But they keep all the sexy ebony girls!

    MUTHERFUCKERS!
     
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    YES.
     
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    Actually, it's worse than the garden variety Christians. We were originally founded by the Puritains, a group thrown out of Britain because they were even too uptight for the proper English to stomach. LOL! :tongue:
     
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    My sense is that the isolationism of the place (as espoused and embraced by no less a notable than George Washington) has left us with a rather insular sense of our own well-being by in large. It's the main reason, I think, we fear anything many perceived as "non-American".

    You'll experience a good deal less of the myopathy you describe on each of our respective coasts.

    That vaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaast area known loosely as "Middle America" or "The Bible Belt" (from whom we're hearing a great deal of vocal ranting) has been cloistered from the thought process for generations. Remember ignorance to many is truly bliss. And for people predisposed and inclined by generations to "give it up" to Jesus or to not look at things from a considered point of view the world is a very narrow place.

    Nudity, for them, equals sin. Guns, for them, equal protection. If we can wrap our brains around that unhappy reality we can begin to understand why those of us who know decency and morality in its real form continue to fight the good fight.

    Beyond that these same individuals are now prosyletizing their fundamental Christian agenda which has - at its very core - human diminishment and loathing as a basic tenet of its belief system. For any religion to believe in something called "original sin" pretty much sums up what you can expect from its rules and regulations henceforth.

    No good can come of it.

    Remember too, in the scheme of things we're a very young county.

    YES
     
  14. Not that I disagree with common consensus ... but, we've had several American Celebs that have had their careers boosted by having porn tapes and the like (Paris Hilton comes directly to mind :rolleyes: )

    But yes ... I think that America in general is too uptight (but I hope/think that it's changing) and ... as a resident of the bible belt (the fucking buckle as I've said before) I see a change happening :wink:
     
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    Dont all men like a Brazillian????
     
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    oh, we americans, what a conflicted lot we are. few people are as staunchly idealistic in their beliefs, regardless of how at odds they may be with reality or the rest of the world.

    we maintain repressed values around sex and our bodies, yet our media are purveyors of endlessly enticing images of beauty we're obsessed with attaining. an exposed breast on television causes national scandal, yet graphic violence that would horrify many europeans is readily accepted during prime-time viewing hours.

    damn those puritans. but thank God we also love our first amendment--we may be sexually repressed, but nobody does better porn, or more of it, than americans do!
     
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    I do want to add a slight caveat to this thread, which is ... that Brazilian (celebrity) naked male photoshoots (especially, but not only, for "G Magazine") and male-male pornography fall into a class of their own, even when compared with similar output from other nations which are perceived to be 'more open'. The tangible sense of openness and candor, plus the fact that everyone involved is clearly enjoying themselves... is one of the things that really makes material of this kind from Brazil stand out.

    To put this into some kind of perspective: celebrity male nude shots from other perceived 'open' nations such as Sweden, the Netherlands, etc. still tend to be caps 'grabbed' from brief moments of screen nudity or paparazzi shots, with an instance like that of Martin Hedman [http://www.lpsg.org/celebrity-endowments/24040-martin-hedman-cndb-top-10-a.html] still constituting an exceptional case. On the other hand, my alphabetical list of names of Brazilian male celebrities and public figures who have actually posed nude in professional-quality photos/videos currently runs to 16 pages.
     
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    Undoubtedly. Everyone thinks that Christians in this country are repressed and backwards, but have you any idea what kind of penalties they have in muslim countries for sexual crimes (which include adultery, fornication, and homosexuality?) It ain't pretty folks!

    Fornication gets you 100 lashings. Adultery is punishable by death by stoning. Homosexuality gets you death by burning, stoning, or being thrown from tall buildings.

    So, those who think the Christians in this country are too controlling or too repressive need to have their heads examined!
     
  20. Mr. Snakey

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    We americans are a little uptight about nudity and sex.
     
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