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Old 09-29-2007, 09:47 AM   #31
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It's a physiological condition-if men had a parallel one I would imagine the same concessions would be made to them.

A little off subject, but I was just thinking about what the name of the sporting event would have been called if men had to do the breast feeding when a child was born..
Or how elaborate the breast feeding rooms would be where a man could take the baby on their numerous breast feeding breaks.
Not man bashing, please don't think that but I could see a competiton or two springing up.

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I don't think that's off subject at all, it really gets to the crux of the matter when you boil it all down regarding attitudes about breast feeding-including this case. Obviously when I was quoting about a "boob getting sucked" I was referring to another post about breastfeeding, which was being confused with something sexual and out of Playboy when it is not (and that's when certain attitudes about it come into play). Unless you're talking about someone with some strange, offbeat turnons..
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:55 AM   #32
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I don't know why people are uncomfortable with seeing women breastfeeding. I will admit there was one time when I thought, hmmm, she should have gone elsewhere. It was in a relatively small seminar classroom in undergrad. The Mom was a "mature" student (well mature compared to us, I think she was in her early 30s), and she started breastfeeding in the middle of the lecture. We sat around in a U shape around the professor and he felt very uncomfortable, and she was just making a lot of noise with moving her chair around and the baby was cranky and so on. To me, in that situation, she should have gone out of the class in order not to disrupt the lecture, but I guess she didn't want to miss 40 minutes of it or whatever.

(She only brought the baby with her maybe 3 times over the course of a term...I guess when she couldn't find a baby sitter)
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Old 09-29-2007, 10:50 AM   #33
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Me too, of course it's natural, but it's not okay to be seen in public, other womens' husbands, little kids, old people, etc. I don't see a problem with covering up with a towel, if you MUST do it in public and not at home, and not use a pump and bottle. If it was raining, or cold, or if the sun was in the baby's eyes, you'd cover his head up just walking down the street, so why is it 'tramatizing' to cover up while he's nursing? The baby sucks with its eyes closed anyway. I think covering is a good compromise.
I think you misunderstood me....but....my kids did not nurse with their eyes closed all the itme.
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Old 09-29-2007, 11:58 AM   #34
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Those of you who don't understand why people might be uncomfortable with breastfeeding - unfortunately, womens' breasts have been sexualized to a large degree - because they are, like it or no, an erogenous zone. Their other function, breastfeeding, has been ignored for decades. Therefore, there are people out there who will think of the sexual function first and the breastfeeding function last, if at all. Admittedly, I have a twinge of discomfort at it, but I don't have to sit there and stare at the woman breastfeeding, now do I? I think, in general, Americans cam be much too nosy. Look somewhere else if it bothers you and let her feed her kid. A well fed kid is a quiet kid!

This woman in particular - she ought to damn well wait a year until her child is weaned before trying to take this test. She's being ridiculous.
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Old 09-29-2007, 03:39 PM   #35
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I was referring to another post about breastfeeding, which was being confused with something sexual and out of Playboy when it is not (and that's when certain attitudes about it come into play). Unless you're talking about someone with some strange, offbeat turnons..
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I have never seen a lactating shot in Playboy. What isue please?
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Old 09-29-2007, 08:08 PM   #36
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I have never seen a lactating shot in Playboy. What isue please?
I think she meant some people have a tough time thinking of breasts as anything except sexual -- ie, "those things that are only seen in Playboy" etc. -- not that Playboy has done photo soots of lactating women.

Of course if there is enough interest....
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Of course if there is enough interest....
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I think she meant some people have a tough time thinking of breasts as anything except sexual -- ie, "those things that are only seen in Playboy" etc.
If it's wrong for a kid to look at a Playboy, if a woman doesn't want her hubby looking at other women's boobs, I can't understand why it's okay to see one in public if a baby is sucking it. If it's illegal for a girl or woman to expose to much of her breasts while in public, it shouldn't be okay in any form. I am all for breastfeeding, I just think it needs to be done discreetly if it must be done in public. Hinder makes a good point there.

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-- not that Playboy has done photo soots of lactating women.

Of course if there is enough interest....
Oh people are so kinky, there's a porn site for everything. I have heard of porn sites featuring pregnant women, I'm sure some must have breastfeeding. Unfortunately, I know for a fact some men do think of it sexually, since I once dated a guy who wanted to 'nurse'. Just best for everyone to cover up.
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Just best for everyone to cover up.
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i REALLY don't get that you can't understand a differnece between a woman getting her boobs out for a wet t-shirt competition, and a woman breastfeeding her baby. YOU put the idea of sexual conotations on it, not her.
Most breastfeeding woman don't have the baby swinging from the nipple as they shop, and if you see a little bit of boob or flesh well you're the fucking saddo who cant look at that without getting hot under the collar.

I'm sorry but this issue pisses me off beyond belief. America has one of the most obscene sexual society, and its warping many many minds. Sad really.
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i REALLY don't get that you can't understand a differnece between a woman getting her boobs out for a wet t-shirt competition, and a woman breastfeeding her baby. YOU put the idea of sexual conotations on it, not her.
Most breastfeeding woman don't have the baby swinging from the nipple as they shop, and if you see a little bit of boob or flesh well you're the fucking saddo who cant look at that without getting hot under the collar.

I'm sorry but this issue pisses me off beyond belief. America has one of the most obscene sexual society, and its warping many many minds. Sad really.
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If it's wrong for a kid to look at a Playboy, if a woman doesn't want her hubby looking at other women's boobs, I can't understand why it's okay to see one in public if a baby is sucking it. If it's illegal for a girl or woman to expose to much of her breasts while in public, it shouldn't be okay in any form. I am all for breastfeeding, I just think it needs to be done discreetly if it must be done in public. Hinder makes a good point there.
Amazing how the rest of he world can still function when a woman's boob is exposed. Having been to Europe, it makes me laugh that in the Olympic Statium in Munich, women were allowed to sunbath topless, and society did not come tumbling down.

If my wife did not want me looking at boobs? There is along list of things wives don't want their husband to do. Somehow marriages still work it out.



[Q]Oh people are so kinky, there's a porn site for everything. I have heard of porn sites featuring pregnant women, I'm sure some must have breastfeeding. Unfortunately, I know for a fact some men do think of it sexually, since I once dated a guy who wanted to 'nurse'. Just best for everyone to cover up. [/Q]

So, should women who are breast feeding not have sex with their husbands? There is a chance that something may happen in the throws of passion that might turn sexual in the area of the breast. My wife, God bless her, while she was pregnant, was the horniest woman I have EVER met. Through both pregnancies. She must be most deviant person EVER.

Where the hell do all of you opposed to this live. I have not seen a brestfeeding woman UNCOVER. I have only seen them behave discreetly.
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This woman in particular - she ought to damn well wait a year until her child is weaned before trying to take this test. She's being ridiculous.
Why should she have to wait? Granted fathers don't breastfeed, but how many fathers wait a year to take a test or do anything else because they have just had a child? Physiologically the women do the nursing, so why should they have to adhere to a different standard just because they were created with breasts for that purpose?
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Why should she have to wait? Granted fathers don't breastfeed, but how many fathers wait a year to take a test or do anything else because they have just had a child? Physiologically the women do the nursing, so why should they have to adhere to a different standard just because they were created with breasts for that purpose?
Because other people with "medical problems" are forced to wait and not be catered too. Breast feeding is a physiological act, but in this case it has turned into a medical problem. A fair amount of people have children and yet still take the test while breast feeding. She is already receiving numerous concessions and expecting that she get more is really selfish. Why isn't she willing to make any concessions? She can take the test over two days and with extra time given. That sounds pretty good to me. Lets not forget that she had an opportunity to take and pass the test and she failed to do that and now she wants the world given to her. She has been coddled long enough and shouldn't receive any more time.
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If it's wrong for a kid to look at a Playboy, if a woman doesn't want her hubby looking at other women's boobs, I can't understand why it's okay to see one in public if a baby is sucking it. If it's illegal for a girl or woman to expose to much of her breasts while in public, it shouldn't be okay in any form. I am all for breastfeeding, I just think it needs to be done discreetly if it must be done in public. Hinder makes a good point there.

There is such a thing as context. There are countless paintings and sculptures that are not considered crude, or inappropriate even though they depict topless women. No one would dream of censoring the Venus de Milo. And it's completely different from pornography, because they have different purposes, like breastfeeding and Playboy. I think that it's really underestimating people to think that they can't have a little bit of modesty and restraint when it comes to this. Women won't go around with their boobs hanging out, and men won't stare unnecessarily. I think the main thing is, that it's not *wrong* for a woman's husband to see another woman's breast in a breastfeeding context. Because it's not sexual whatsoever. Actually, it's interesting that there is this conception that someone would be turned on by a breast being suckled by a baby...because it just seems to immediately take away any form of sexual connotations.
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