Calico Rudasil is a feature columnist for Sssh.com, the web’s original porn site for women by women. With over 16 years’ experience under her belt, writing about and for the adult entertainment industry, Calico qualifies as something of a Web Porn Dinosaur; similar to a tyrannosaurus, only with far more attractive arms and a less pronounced overbite.
Nudity in America is an interesting topic: on one hand, Hollywood does its best to add sizzle to our screens, setting a lifestyle example that the marketers of Madison Avenue try to bring into our homes.
On the other hand, traditionalists and prudish conservatives are dismayed over the sexual liberation that was mainstreamed by the grandparents of today’s Millennial generation, which have grown up in a world where sitcoms, soap operas, Internet porn and video games have all made sex and nudity normal.
The prudes don’t care that “sex sells” and is natural and normal — they want to proclaim it indecent, obscene and “dirty” — as if the process of their own creation (which involved sex), was bad, and the design of their creator (who made us all naked), was somehow perverted: broken in a way that only human made clothes can fix.
Perhaps this attitude is due to a cultural overemphasis on penis size that leaves the unfortunately wee-willied feeling insecure, or perhaps it is the result of intense self-loathing that is so deeply rooted as to cause a revulsion from the natural process of child making?
One current example of the dichotomy in America’s tolerance towards nudity is a new TV reality show airing on VH1, called “Dating Naked,” in which fully nude contestants seek to find the love of their life — think of “The Bachelorette Gone Wild and you will be in the ballpark. Of course the naughty bits will be pixelated to protect sensitive viewers who may be offended by a glimpse of nudity while channel surfing — or the folks who did not understand that the show’s descriptive title actually meant that it contained nude people trying to enjoy a date in front of a film crew.
The naked dates include all sorts of fun activities, such as body painting and nude ziplining. Interestingly, Panama is the setting for the show, not the U.S. Perhaps this is a bow to American Puritanism, or just an exotic location to add a little more fantasy and sex appeal.
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