Yesterday, I said the following:
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?
(Here is the post the question comes from: What does nudity do to a person?)
I got an answer to that question that I’d like to share (edited for grammar):
It’s the nature of the images. It’s not nudity. In other Third World places it’s not even “porn” there. It’s what the brain does with it.
In other words:
To members of tribes in places like the Amazon Rainforest, the naked human body isn’t considered pornographic. And because the body isn’t considered pornographic — because tribesmen don’t have a mentality of “nudity = sex” like so many men in the developed world seem to have — there’s nothing to get excited about when a naked body is seen. To a tribesman, seeing breasts or a vagina is like seeing a river or a tree: It’s like seeing a part of nature. What matters is what a man does when he sees breasts or a vagina. Does he fantasize? Or does he acknowledge the natural beauty of a woman — like he would acknowledge the natural beauty of, say, a sunset or a river — and get on with his life?
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