Sexuality and Bikini
Summer time, a
season boasted by a myriad of sexual innuendoes,
it's said by some. There comes along women's beachwear.
Whether as a puny and snuggly or even as a fit loose drapery,
hence, there would be various colorful fabrics. Wherever
a course of water is present, so is beachwear.
Sights, too, prompt
us to dedicate time wondering about this tiny but by no
means less important piece of the women's vestry.
What is it all
about, then? A garment of two-piece for sun-bathing and
water- splashing. One bit covers the breasts if necessary
and the other barely shades the buttocks and the pubis
if anything. History has it that, according to definition,
women's beach-wear has reached its actual size gradually
over the last hundred years. I don't intend to procrastinate
over its historical treading process, let alone regional
notions of esthetics. To mention one, the overly-sized
American design and its Devil- will- care Brazilian counterpart.
Let's focus on
the present moment regardless of global positioning. Our
down-to-earth reader is by now in a position to ask a
tough question- " doesn't it all come down to the
sake of Lycra clad underwear". Let's stick to this
thoughtful reader in order to develop our line of reasoning.
Western customs advocate that women's intimate vestry-lingerie-underwear-you
name it, should be hidden. Obviously, either far from
being compelled to conceal your natural attributes or
heads will roll.
To clasp a glance
of women's underwear is no longer consider taboo, if this
was ever bashful. Noticeably, underwear and lingerie alike
have hit mainstream. In some cases, the see- through design
enables us to perceive sights further as in the super-man's
power vision. Moreover, in a careless act, mini-skirts
occasionally reveal the color of her undies in a flash.
Men, by and large,
are bound and brought up to have hints of seduction,
fits of sensuality and even eroticism. Such
emotional winds blowing from hot to cold. Our reader would
convey that wearing underwear for sunbathing or swimming
on the beach as far as the prevailing social conduct is
concern isn't politically correct, or is it?
Why is that? Even
though, bikini and undies are sometimes made of the same
fabrics, and so, fit the same body figure size. Based
on that I ask why, for instance, as noticed, the color
of underwear is likely to spark off hints of sensuality
( or even eroticism), whereas , when a woman wears
tiny swim suit, the reverse isn't true.
If there was ever
a prevailing degree of nudity on the beach, a woman would
always be less likely draped. This isolated factor does
not carry the manner sensuality and eroticism
is in here approached. Tiny bikinis are allowed in public
areas. The same doesn't happen with undies, no matter
how big they are. From this brief assertion, it would
follow that sensuality and eroticism have
little to do with objective factors like the degree of
nudity. Several patterns imply in turning sensuous a particular
situation. As a woman in swim wear is normal a situation,
a woman isn't the same in underwear, disregarding sizes
and fabrics. If we believe, the former there is not much
to think about just bathing suit and if we believe the
latter, we must accept the assumption of our underclothing
The bikini rules
nonetheless. Possibly, a woman in swim gear walking in
broad day-light away from the sea side would be an awkward
situation. Wouldn't it ever happen? Certainly would. In
the nights of carnival fanfare, in the vicinity over by
the schools of samba, that is quite usual given that most
of costumes are based on two-piece swim suits. So, what's
the variation for? Humans living under the aegis of culture
perceive the world symbolically (unlikely the other animals).
As well as costumes, space-time continuum is perceived
symbolically. Meaning, there can be a bikini bearing strong
resemblance to two- piece underwear, but the first is
worn on the beach and the second underneath our clothing.
The first is worn in and around the sea side and the second
in a given time, say, in carnival. Top-less revealed on
a fly car on parade looks natural but depending on location
might look at odds if not offensive.
could say that sensuality and eroticism
are brought about culturally and, among various situations,
crop up in moments of discrepancy. In this instance, a
woman wearing a razor sharp v-shape-like dress (think
of the builder's bum always ahead of his time) in a formal
occasion would look sensuous but indecorous accordingly
to the more conservative. To the best of my knowledge-
the very same dress isn't suitable for any sheer watery
function,. Although, when it comes to strut their stuff
some still prefer a rather conservative approach. To show
a bit of your underwear goes a long way for the sake of
flirting but the woman who goes to the beach in her undies
would let herself in for harm's way. Genetic punning aside,
am I guilty, in writing this article, from a feminist
standpoint of my different angle of vision or just what
I shed light on from a nonfeminist one?