The reason for this post is to ask a question.
First, some background:
I thought of the question I will ask after I read this: New Research on Porn Induced Erectile Disfunction
There are tribes of people all over the world (for example: in the Amazon Rainforest) who, for one reason or another, wear little or no clothing. People have been living like this — living in a state of semi- or total nudity — for thousands of years. So, obviously, constant exposure to nudity hasn’t destroyed the males’ ability to reproduce.
My question is:
How can a man living in, say, a tribe in the Amazon Rainforest be exposed to nudity their entire life and, seemingly, not have it effect them, but the moment a man living in the “developed world” sees a scantily clad or naked woman, he can kiss reproduction goodbye?
To give my thoughts on this question:
I don’t know the intricacies of tribal life. At all. Plus, there’s more than one tribe in the Amazon Rainforest — different ways of life need to be taken into account.
The reason I say this is to let you know: My ignorance of this subject will effect what I think about it.
I think it’s because, growing up around nudity, people in these tribes just see nudity as natural. Seeing body parts like the penis, breasts, vagina, and butt is as common an occurrence as seeing rocks, rivers, and trees. Nudity is just a part of life for a member of the tribe.
I feel like that’s a too-simple and potentially offensive answer to the question. (I don’t know exactly why.) But, for now, it’s the answer that I, personally, have.
The more I learn, the more my answer will change.
UPDATE: January 11th: A follow-up post: An answer to my question
For further reading: Nudism, and the problem with pornography