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I think that women have all the right to go topless in public where men can. All beaches should naturally be accepted within this definition.
The concept of shame about nudity has been introduced in the middle ages by the catholic church. Before, men and woman went to a community-owned place where they could wash up themselves. This happened in an open, mixed athmosphere and nobody objected. In Belgium women wanted to sun topless because of beauty: they wanted to avoid those white lines when they put on a dress. So, it was allowed, but only while taking a sunbath on the beach. Nowadays some people do, and might go for a swim topless as well. As people live from tourism in the coastal area, you'll mostly just get a remark.
I'm 21 and I walk around my parents' house topless since I was a little kid. My little brother has seen my breast and he is not traumatized.
My stand is that in situations where men can go shirtless so should women be allowed to. There is no difference. I am trying to find a way to relieve the heat and sweat where my tiddies hang down against my body when it's hot. Also I can see that if a girl likes to play sports the flopping can get bothersome.
These are the only two reasons I recognise for wearing anything resembling a bra. Excellent website you have! Thanks
It is true that there are a few women in Europe which go sunbathing/bathing topless. And every country does also have nudist beaches. But people going to nudist beaches are often looked at strangely and they are a minority! Most women in Europe wear swimsuits, bikinis or tankinis WITH TOP to go bathing or sunbathing and they would never ever expose their breats so that everyone could see them.
A real sauna culture exists only in Finland. In other countries there exist saunas in a lot of public pools, a lot of people go naked, but also a lot of people put something on, at least a towel. It's not as if every one would go to the sauna, especially not with kids.
Breastfeeding in public or not is in some European countries a big issue and a lot of people are against it, especially when it comes to restaurants or cafés. So, as you see, the European society is not THAT open or different from the American in that point.
California is topfree although nobody seems to realize it. Now it may require a legal challenge but:
Article 1, Section 7(b) of the California State Constitution reads as follows:
"A citizen or class of citizens may not be granted privileges or immunities not granted on the same terms to all citizens."
This says to me that women may enjoy being topfree wherever men may. Any law that requires women to cover their breasts, must require men to cover their's as well.
Also, has anybody ever noticed that according to the Federal Code of Regulations, as it defines nude as it pertains to the female breast, women go nude all the time, even on broadcast television.
I am 65 years old and I think women should have the same rights as men. I think it is the only right thing to do is allow women the same rights as all men. My wife goes topless on our land but we live in the country on a county road. I believe laws should change. Thanks for the time,
I am a firm believer in topfreedom for women. Not just because I am a guy and for sexual reasons, it's because I was raised in an environment where casual family nudity, as I call it, was no big deal. I have three sisters and no brothers, so seeing my sisters or my mom causally nude or topfree was basically a norm as a kid growing up, long into my teenage years.
I have done 10 years worth of research on bras and breast cancer, after I came across a book called "Dressed to Kill". A book about one man and his wife reseraching the pain from bra wearing compared to no pain without, and how bras link to the cause of breast cancer. Notice I said "link to the cause". Bras are not the cause, but a link to it. Years of bra wearing can have the same effect on women just as years of smoking can have an affect on one's lungs.
When you first start smoking you have no symptoms of cancer, but years later you do. Same with bra wearing. At first you have no symptoms of pain or breast cancer, but after years of wearing you would. See what I am saying? I wrote a book myself about my reasearch on the subject, called "Is Your Bra Killing You?" it can be found here: www.lulu.com/content/539421
I say it's high time women were allowed to do with their chests/breasts as they feel like, just as the men do!
I agree with what Phillip said about ending a lot of the porn. A woman's breast has become such a sex item that is absurd. If guys saw women's breast everytime they went to a pool or to the beach, or anywhere else that you might see a guy without his shirt, it would not be such a big deal. My wife goes topless at our home constantly, and I don't walk around sex crazed. The same would be anywhere else. Guys would come to a point where they would simply say when they saw a topless woman, hey, she's pretty, and move on just like they would any other time. Some people would say that men would be constantly sinning by seeing topless women. What I would say to them is that a man can choose to lust after a woman just as easily when she is clothed, in a bikini, or topless. We have just been taught that it was wrong to see a woman's breast and it is not. I have researched what is considered nudity in biblical times and it is only exposing the sexual organs. However since then, men have imposed laws on us that say that a woman's breast is considered nudity. I do not believe that this is right or is equal rights for women. I look forward to the day when my wife can go anywhere that I can topless and not feel like she is being gawked at.
I go topless all the time. I am an active naturist, I don't get it. If women would be topless in public, it would end a lot of the porn industry. It would be so normal, and reduce some of the sex crimes that are caused by supression of normal emotions.
A boy hits puberty, oops he develops gynecomastia which and now has mammary glands and large breasts... Is it legal for him to go without a shirt? No, why? Do people talk about him going without a shirt baring his breasts? No... why? Let us use logic here, it is flesh, who cares. My sister says she finds topless men sexy, so why is that legal? Why is it not talked about when a male goes topless on film or on the beach, flat chested or with gynecomastia? There is nothing nasty, or immoral or weird or sexual about a female chest, or rather, there is equal portions of all that as there are with male chests.
It is a natural work of art so why don't people just grow up out of their socially brainwashed mindsets and learn to think logically and for themselves. It's just skin. Why the discriminative sexism? People need to open their minds, step outside the brainwashing and look at the bigger picture.
No one I know can come up with logically or scientific or moral reasons why it is wrong for a female to bare their chest for fun, comfort or breastfeeding a child, and why it is right for a male to bare theirs? It is just an insane opinion of social brainwashing which holds no substance or reason.
Great site! I'm a 20 year old girl/woman and I've been topless and bra-free for a few years now; though this practice fits well with my feminist leanings and desire break away from a long tradition of female oppression, a political agenda was not my primary reason. I decided to be topfree simply because it felt GOOD; after I abandoned the use of those complicated contraptions known as bras or swimming tops I felt like I was suddenly released from a cage, I felt natural and completely liberated. I go topless on all beaches and, fortunately, have never experienced any kind of negative reaction to this: topless swimming is very much accepted where I live (S. Europe) and women practice it a lot, if nothing than for avoiding from getting those ugly white patches of skin where a top used to be. Yet, when it comes to female liberation there is still a lot to be done: our freedom is still generally restricted to beaches while men of all shapes and sizes discard their tops almost everywhere- and genders are supposed to be equal today! When the temperature rises above 30C and I see all those shirtless men in the middle of the city centre I become even more aware of this- nothing stops me from relieving the heat by joining them, but what would the consequences be? I'm not that familiar with the laws in this area (could I be arrested for "indecent exposure" or something?), nevertheless society is (sadly) still not open-minded enough to accept topfree females without staring, disdain or even verbal abuse. Our society is still largely androcentric and I guess the rule is that, if something distracts men it should be altogether avoided. Female sexuality is still often (though mostly subconsciously) stigmatized a temptation that leads to "sin" and "evil", as if we haven't at all advanced from the mythical era of Adam and Eve! Breasts are not even a sexual organ; I don't view them any more sexual than, say, a tongue, lips or a neck (all erogenous zones sensitive to touch, just like breasts). Or, from my point of view- male chests, which are accepted almost everywhere; while female chests, every bit as beautiful and natural, are restrained by various restrictions and stigma. Where is the logic and justice in that?
Thank you soo much for bringing awareness to this social injustice and double-standard. I particularly like the comment about how the porn industry and topless bars make money- they hid the breast to create a desire to see them, and thus over-sex them and create a market. Well, we've got to reclaim our right and dignity to be women and not be subject to the societal norm of marketing our bodies.
Let's take a step forward towards being a civilized society for a change.
Thank you TopFree!
Do you not know that the greatest fear of North Americans (including Canadians) is not terrorists or the radicals among us. It is the exposed female breast! It strikes terror into their hearts, hence the near panic at Janet Jackson's recent onstage fiasco. It is inconceivable that breast-feeding women can be harrassed by police who have nothing better to do...at taxpayers' expense. Isn't breast-feeding the way God designed it? Congratulations from a 76 year old Brit male on your efforts in the name of freedom and sanity.
The Old Man
Consider what happened when ankles were seen! Then legs, then miniskirts (remember schoolgirls had to kneel to show their skirts were long enough). Nothing terrible happened, except many women felt freer and exercised more. Could topfree undercut the porn epidemic online?
I grew up in a Christian home learning traditional values and yet I find there's something "special" about being able to be free from any constraints of clothing bras ect. I wish it was a matter of personal choice like so many other things are in this country.
How terrible to make a breast obscene! We should be able to be adults and act accordingly and not like perverts. Top free is the right of everyone or should be!
Bravo for your site! It is really the prevailing norm (topfree fear) that is perverted in the U.S. The forces of social and legal banishment are based on misconceptions, self-doubt and shame. It will be a long, hard road to get even to where Europe is with the non-controversy of bare breasts in public, unfortunately.
I agree 100% that women should be allowed to be topfree wherever men can be. I would love to be able to go topfree in a local park or beach on a regular basis, but that freedom has been taken away from me and other women, except for certain locations. I am for the de-criminalization of the female breast. I so much wish the spirit of the 1960's social movements in the U.S. was alive and well. That's what we need to encourage change in the attitudes about women's breasts. Until this attitude change occurs, women won't be comfortable exercising their topfreedom rights in places where it is legal to do so. Those of us who agree with this must come together, men and women, wherever you live. Given the current cultural attitudes about breasts and the number of men who behave like predators, I would feel much safer going topfree with a group of women than by myself. We as women have to get together and make it clear that we want this. We must build our courage.
I used to make numerous trips to Florida while traveling in a band. It was shocking to see a nude beach at first. But after awhile it was pretty normal. After seeing people behave normally under those conditions, it makes you realize things.
Thinking wearing topless in India is just like a dream come true. Here the women wear sarees, and when they feed their baby they feel shame. According to me, topless should be allowed everywhere. If men can open their shirts then women can also do that. We should be free in every side.
I support the topfree movement 100%. The idea that a woman's breasts are sexual organs that need to be "hidden" is a very primitive notion. Has anyone ever noticed that a woman's breast bare a striking resemblance to a man's chest? You have skin, with a small patch of slightly darker skin. It's funny when you think about it. The skin on a breast doesn't look much different than the skin on say, an arm. Keep up the good work ladies!
I agree completely! I would love to see a few places in each city that I could do what I want to do with my breasts, Exposed or covered, they belong to me, not the world. I would for sure take my top in protest!!!!!!
I try to live topless all the time. I can feel so free. But I'm always afraid of the police or someone else who can complain or do something bad to me. It's stupid that women cant go topfree when men can. I live in Sweden and are just 17 years old. So I understand if people get upset or angry. But it's my body and my feelings.
I have always viewed the laws that pertain to breast exposure in the US as gender biased. What makes my nipples any different from those of men's? Why is my body "indecent" and not men's? I have thought it would certainly bring things up front (no pun intended) legally if people reported topless people in the parks when they see them. Just imagine, if I called and reported 20+ topless people in the park (men). It would be even more to the point if 20 people called and reported the topless people. I am not advocating the loss of the right for men to go without shirts, but trying to make the point that it is sexually biased and indecent for my government to tell me that while men's breasts (and yes, we know that they do have them) are perfectly acceptable in public, mine aren't.
I believe these laws hurt self esteem in girls and women. They are detrimental to the personal happiness of an entire gender.
This is what I would like to see in the courts on the issue of breast exposure; not "the right to breastfeed in public" Anyway, thanks for listening and it sure would be interesting to get a group who are scattered across the US and Canada to make "topless" reports for a given week this next summer.:)
thanks for your time
I too believe women should be allowed to have the option of being topless or not. A woman's breast is a tool for feeding a baby. I would love to travel back in time and see what was on the mind of the people who started the whole thing. Why should women have to deal with the heat and bothersome clothing? We were all born naked anyhow. In closing I think the naked body issue has gotten out of hand in the US. But that's just my opinion. Keep up the good work...
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I think every state should have at least one place where women are able to go top free. I really think every city should have top free places that one could go and not have any fear of being arrested or assaulted.
I would love to be top free when I go camping, sunbathing and a number of other places. It is sad that we can't be free to do this in our own backyard. I have no place to go, why should we be suppressed?
I hope that someday and soon this will all change. Thanks for the opportunity to offer my opinion.
Some countries get very hot during summer. Men are allowed to remove their shirts and be top free, so why can't women do the same? I feel that women should be allowed to be topless when driving, shopping, going for a walk to beach or doing house chores or anywhere else. Wearing a top should be an option. My wife gets very hot during summer and goes topless at home. It is so beautiful to look at a women's breasts as natural and not as an object that is harmful. Children should be encouraged to see women's breasts bare, after all all of us breasfed on our mums.
When I'm alone or just with my friends camping somewhere remote, I go topless. And honestly, why is it such a big deal? Half the population has breasts. What's so sexual about them anyway? I mean if they're so 'secretive' then why should men be able to show their chest?
I am and have always been in favor of breast freedom. A woman nursing her beautiful child in public is a beautiful sight. I think the crime rate for rape and incest would drop dramatically in a short period of time. I'm all for it!!!
I have lived all over the world and it seems topfreedom for women is only stopped in some Middle East countries and most places in the good old prudish U.S.A. I really want to know what is the problem with a woman's breast as it is basically a device to feed a baby. It seems that the nipple and areola is the part of the breast all the prudish American seem to consider the sex attraction as you sure see alot of women breast exposed in everyday ware. So what's the big thing about a mound of flesh with a darkened area and a protrusion? Wake up, and let the women make their choice of being or not being topfree.
To undo the direct sexual association with breasts is a steep battle up hill. The media makes a lot of money selling sex and the media more powerfully shapes present day culture than anything I know. I have trouble believing that there are enough willing people to support this revolution. But it truly would be a wonderful thing.
I also believe that common exposure to breasts would eventually diminish this travesty. Yet I disagree that it is women who are most bound by the perversion of our culture. In truth I believe that we men equally suffer. The corrupted view of breasts is designed to make men more and more subject to the attacks of sexual ads and entertainment. This propels men to sexual indulgence and women to become more sexually enticing, in which both become morally destitute and often victims of criminal acts. Surely, our very genetics make more fit bodies appealing, but sexual obsession with nudity and particularly with breasts has been planned to spike our naturally tendencies into money-making impropriety.
Perhaps we can trigger a revolution. (More probable that we can't.) But I, for one, intend my children to have adequate exposure to nudity outside the media, so that their minds and hearts may resist the poison that surrounds them. They will be modest as long as society would otherwise villify them, but their hearts and minds will not bear the chains of society's bondage.
We talk so much about love and motherhood. But we make the one thing that makes mother dirty. I was in Hawaii couple years back. There was a female police officer sitting there breast feeding her baby. Wife and I thought how wonderful is that. As you pointed out, women of the past and some countries in the world still do permit going topfree. Good luck
The body is a perfectly natural thing. How anyone could get traumatised by it is beyond me. No other animal in the world wears clothes, and yet no-one has ever been traumatised by the sight of a naked dog (though I suspect some have been traumatised by the ones dressed up!) We are no different to them, so why should our bodies be treated differently, It makes no sense whatsoever.
As a "naturalist" (not a nudist) I see no reason why women should not have the ability to go topless in public. My Native American families have been doing it for years. More power to you and keep up the good work I say!
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Well, I'm 16 years old. I think that showing your BREASTS is not a big deal. In fact, if it was up to me to go topless to school, I would, you mean if the guys at school can take off their T-shirts [during P.E], why cant we be topless, right!!!!!!!!
Hey, I know how we could solve this problem. We could make areas where people can be topless. I mean there can be parks, pools and lakes where women are free to go topless. They should be free to go topless in the yard if they have a wooden fence. This could help out some
We are sending mixed messages by telling women to keep their breasts covered up but also enlarge and display them. These mandantory top requirement laws need to be eliminated along with all the other outdated and unecessary laws. They're too confusing and have too many technicalities. In other words, simplify the laws.
We are living in a double standard society and we need to change that.
I remember, as a child, seeing my mother's breasts many a times and I certainly wasn't traumatized by it. I also remember wondering why other women didn't want their breasts seen. They always had a shirt on or were covered up. Yet, they wore shirts revealing their cleavage or wore string bikinis. This is just sending mixed message.
Come on people. Women's breasts are beautiful and they should show them if they want to or need to without fear of arrest, tickets, or harassment.
It sould be legal for women to be able to take their tops off. Why shall they suffer the heat? They're loving, hardworking, and should be able to do every like I, a man, can do. Besides, it would become natural after seeing people topfree!
Women should be allowed to go topless. It's as simple as that. There's nothing to fear. In Japan, for instance, jr.high and high school girls play "Shirts & Skins" shirtless and braless just like the boys do in P.E. class, with the boys! And they think our view on nudity is just silly. I happen to agree!
It's a shame. Parents can't even take picture of their kids in the bathtub without getting slapped with child porography charges. My sister-in-law doesn't do this because of this fear. This is ridiculous!
The nudist camps have got it right. Everyone is free and relaxed in the nude. It's a shame that we can't enjoy it in public.
In Denmark, for another example, it's not illegal to be nude anywhere. As long as you're not urinating, defecating, [being obscene] there is no problem. Makes sense to me.
I think people have trouble accepting body types other than the perfect ones seen in magazines and movies. But most people don't look like Alyssa Milano or Brad Pitt. I think it reveals a lack of maturity on a lot of people's part and an inferiority complex among people. If you're mature enough to accept your own body type, you should be mature enough to accept somebody else's body type.
I do not think that it's obscene for a woman to go topless. I grew up in the southeast part of the United States and was used to seeing women breast feed their babies. I don't think I have ever seen a more beautiful sight than a baby taking nourishment at its mother's breast. Also, there isn't a more beautiful sight than a woman's body. I cannot figure out where people got to be such selfrightous pricks that they think that a woman should be buried under layers of clothes. It has only been a short time in history that a man has been able to go without a shirt. There isn't anything obscene or vulgar about the nude human body. Our bodies are made in God's image. There certainly isn't anything obscene or vulgar abour God. We have enough to to try to do without people trying to make new rules and regulations to make life more difficult for someone. God's most beautiful creation was a woman's nude body. A woman's body is nothing to be ashamed of. It's time that people shed the Victorian influence that still affect our lives. Give the women a break. If they want to go topless let them. It's their bodies. If they want to walk around topless, it's their business. Give the women the same liberty that us guys enjoy.
I think woman have a right to go topless. I am young, but I know what it feels like on a hot summer day in GA. A bra can really make you sweat on the really hot days. One time I went out for 10 min, and was alredy sweating! It would feel great to have the sun shining on my breast, not overheating it. If men can feel better with no shirts on in the summer, why can't woman?
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I was an aquatic director at a military pool in southern Calif. In 1984 I received a directory from headquarters in Washington D.C. that we could not violate women's rights to be topfree in military pools and beaches by telling them to wear tops.
It is true that breasts are not the matter of arousal or stimulation for men, its the perception about them. Its all in the mind and nothing in the breasts itself, which are nothing but the ordinary body parts like nose, toes and elbows etc.
I think it's wonderful that people are starting to address this issue with more audacity. I am sixteen, living in Montana, but I feel that even as an adolescent I am equipped with plausable views on the subject. Last year, a woman was sent to court with a charge of Disorderly Conduct, for laboring (on her own time) topless, in her fenced backyard. Breasts are not meant to be items of sexuality. They can be admired, doted on. But they are to be viewed as a thing of beauty, integrity, individuality... what makes us; us. It appears that today's popculture has drastically altered those ideals. Women were once able to breastfeed, and even change in relatively public places, up until the recent boom of sexually promotive magazines, video games, movies, television series; even books homogenize breasts as the metaphorical "Forbidden Fruit," which is entirely false. They simply are, as previously stated, organs given to us so that we may nourish care for our children. I personally would love to see this hideous uproar of moral displacement reach an end. I'd be enthralled to run around topless, and so would my mother, for that matter. Males have the privelege to go in public shirtless, yet we don't? The policies are absurd.
I wholeheartedly encourage this forum, and hope something will be done so that ladies may recieve what they've always deserved: Mutual respect.
All men are created equal... Our government and the people of America seem to have interpreted this as "all people" rather than just land-owning white men, as was most likely intended by the founding fathers. If we are interpreting that law as "all people", therefore thinking for ourselves and not ignoring the rational idea that it should be all people, then women have the same rights that men do. Therefore, if men have the right to go out topless whenever they like, women do too. Based on our interpretation of the Constitution, women have this right, and the fact that it is still illegal in so many areas of America is not only ridiculous, but simply unconstitutional.
I'm a guy and I don't understand why it is ok for me to go out into public with my shirt off but it isn't ok for women. Are we still in the stone ages or what? It has nothing to do with wanting to see breasts, it's just about the freedom of choice and equality.
I fully agree with your aspirations and would like to express my admiration for those women who have the courage of being topfree in public!
It's great to see that this idea is finally getting some momentum.
As a man I enjoy going shirtless every time the weather and circumstances allow. The feeling is the greatest and I can only imagine that it must be an equally great feeling for a woman to go bare breasted on a warm sunny day.
I know that gaining acceptance of a woman's right to go top free will be a slow process (frankly I think it took men some time as well) - but I believe that starting with rule changes in a few public beaches and parks we can start to make this long overdue change.
As men, our responsibility will be to show respect and courtesy to every woman who chooses to go top free.
I spent time in Germany when I was in the army in the late 70's. Going topless was so common it was no big deal. I can't see what the big deal here in the states is.
Well, first of all, I'm a lifeguard, so this issue applies to me because it is my job to enforce these rules. I work at some public pools, and some private facilities. I understand that private facilities are allowed to make their own rules regarding this issue. But my question is this: how much can they discriminate? I mean apparently they can say that men can go topless but women cannot. But could they make a discrimination based on race, instead of gender? I suspect the answer is no. Basically, where is the line drawn?
States have what they call "Public nudity" laws and regulations. In those, it might specifically say that a woman has to cover her breasts, and then it might exclude breastfeeding from that. The exact text varies in different states and I don't know all the details.
Anyway, a pool or swimming facility can thereby use the law as their reason for not allowing topless women. So it wouldn't be so simple as to say, "You're discriminating women". You might be interested in visiting Tera website to read more.
As an Australian I can understand what all the fuss is about. Here in Oz, toplessness appears to be allowed on most beaches. I see women topless on most beaches I go to. I go topless at home in the back yard and inside. It is just so much more comfortable on a hot day.
At the beach I normally keep my bikini top on, partly because Mum would freak if she found out I took it off and partly because most of my friends go weird if I even hint at taking it off. I don't understand this. I respect my friends' right to keep their top on if they want to but I think I have the right to take mine off.
If men are allowed to go topfree in public than women should be given the same right. After all - I think all of us at one time or another have seen men whose breasts were as developed as many women's. Removing this taboo would go along ways to ending sexual tensions in our society!
To respond to Jerry's comments about NYS top freedom. It is true that NYS have a topfree law since 1992. Yes in theory women can walk around top free. Try it you will be arrested. Police don't care what the law is they act as they see fit then its up to you to protect your rights.
I believe that is a truely fabulous idea. I breast fed both of my children without the support of my family with the exception of their father. It was degrading to hav to hide in a room for every feeding. It is widely known that the breast is best and I think it is an equal right to bare them.
I think that it is shameful that women must cover their breast in public and men don't. A woman's breasts are in some cases things of beauty that should be exposed in a non sexual way.
Women should be allowed topfree in all situations. I encourage mothers to practice topfreedom at home at all times. Mothers should encourage both sons and daughters to go topfee whilst in the comfort of their homes. The only time you should cover up is in public if it is illegal to avoid fines. Some houses have high walls where women and families remain topfree in the gardens. I am not familiar with any country or city that allows women top freedom in public, such as driving a car, boarding a bus, train or flight or even going to do shopping especially if it is away from a beach.
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I don't believe there should be any fuss at all about nudity period. Nudity does not have to lewd. This has been proven the world over with topless and nude beaches. If they can operate without incident, then there shouldn't be a problem with nudity in all walks of life. No one would have to be nude if they didn't want to be, but could be if they did want to be.
If a man can walk around in pulic, without his shirt a woman should have the same rigt. The female breast is not a private part!
I am uncomfortable with bare breasts in public because I find women attractive. I find women's breasts attractive also. My wife wears bras almost all the time, because that is comfortable. she has good breasts, and when she is active, they are more comfortable held in place. Our children were breast fed, and our grandsons are being breast fed. We are working on opening our minds to the beauty of all people. Perhaps we can have more areas in our society where it is OK for both genders to relax without tops. Encouraging brestfeeding is a great start.
The biggest hurdle is the fact that so many people equate nudity, of any sort, with sex. Here in England it is difficult to find public areas, as distinct from clubs, where nudity is sanctioned yet 22 miles away in France there is rarely a problem.
Even the concept of breast feeding in public raises all sorts of objections while at the same time we are being advised that mothers' milk is the best thing for a baby!
On French, Spanish and Greek island beaches toplessness is the normal and accepted thing - let us hope that this level of common sense extends to our shores before too long.
I have thought for years that women should be able to go topless anywhere or any time they want, just like men. If everyone did there would be no big deal. Our society has mad a sex object of Breast. I happen to be an avid nudist, and I tell you that if you have ever visited a nudist resort, you will find there is no big deal made of the human body in any form. Furhermore it is total freedom. No one should be judged or considered a obscene person because the bare their bodies. I would like to see the first step legal everywhere. Topless freedom for all!!
I feel that if women are comfortable with no bra or topless then they should be allowed to do so I have 3 daughters 22, 14 and 9 the older ones I let go braless and topless at home. Where we live it's not legal to go topless in public yet. but at home they do. I have been told that I was causing un repairable damage to them by allowing this.
Bravo! Only when female nudity is an everyday occurence will the link of nudity and sexuality disappear.
Most women, when they take the plunge and go to a nudist resort, note that within a few minutes a lightbulb goes on and they get the "Aha" revelation : a body is just a body!
I am male but I do believe in this topfreedom movement because I do in equality for both genders. It is sexist that female breasts (and nipples) are censored in the media as well as by the government, but yet, male breasts (and nipples) can be shown freely. Seeing a female breast isn't going to kill anyone or put anyone in a sex craze. However, it will take some time to get used to in the USA. Hopefully, one day, the female breasts (and nipples) can be shown free, not as sexual organs, but as feminine, breastfeeding organs, which is what it is intended to be.
I live in Egypt, and when I am at the beach or pool, I go freely.
I do think it is high time that we let women show their breasts without any fear of being rediculed for doing so. I see that the media and the goverment have called them sex organs. This is not true. If this was so, men should not be allowed to show his breasts or nipples in public. But we let men show their nipples all the time. And when they do show women topless they hide just the nipple. So yes I agree that women should be allowed to bare their breasts.
I am totally opposed to the sexist gender discrimination that says that mens breasts are ok but womens are sexual and must be hidden. The same bias says that childern are harmed by such nudity. I have been a nudist since I was born but was 14 before I went topfree on a public beach. Guess what, no one cared. Even so, top freedom is perfectly legal in Canada and all a woman needs is the confidence to exercise that freedom. I have been featured on the TERA website and in GN Magazine and am something of an activist.
Having spent a lifetime battling body image issues, I have to admit that I didn't really begin to get past my crisis point until I attended a nudist resort with a friend. I have always preferred to be bra-free, now I find I am not completely relaxed unless I am *clothes* free. My roommates have also realized how comfortable it is to just cast off a shirt when one gets home and not bother re-dressing until going out again. My skin is healthier and my attitude is healthier now as well.
I just wish the rest of the world understood.....
I think that the majority of people make a huge deal of breasts, much bigger than it has to be. Most adults try to avoid their children from seeing breasts at an early age, but the truth is that this makes them uneasy and uncomfortable with the idea of breasts. And in addition to this, males in their teens are more likely to look up porn on the internet which, if it does not just give them the wrong idea about breasts, could also crash a computer through spyware if they don't know how to run spyware programs. If people would be a little more open and free about this subject, then it would not be nearly as hard to breach and childrens' curiosity would already be satisfied. Topless women would induce the feeling of freedom among women, and a feeling that women are humans too among men.
I really resent being a woman and not being able to "toss the bra and shirt" in the summer, especially when doing hot and sweaty yardwork! Yet it is perfectly legal and okay for some of my male neighbors to go topless, regardless of how fat/hairy/or whatever they may be! Not that I am any "babe" but I just have ALWAYS thought this to be unfair and sexist. I didn't understand it as a child, and I STILL don't get it!!
I THINK THAT PEOPLE MAKE TOO BIG OF A DEAL ABOUT NUDITY IN THE FIRST PLACE IN THE USA. IN OTHER COUNRTY, NUDITY IS NO A BIG DEAL. THE PEOPLE IN THE USA NEED TO GROW UP AND GET REAL ABOUT NUDITY. FAMILY NUDITY IN OTHER COUNRTIES HAS SOLVED MANY OF THE SEXUAL PROBLEMS THAT THE USA HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO SOLVE. THE PEOPLE IN THE USA CAN LEARN ALOT FROM THE FAMILY NUDITY THAT IS IN OTHER COUNRTIES. UNTIL THIS HAPPENS IN THE USA,THE USA SEXUAL PROBLEMS WILL GET WORSE.
I walk naked around my house all the time when no one is home. I think a naked human body is a natural thing, and sexual only if you think of it that way. However, if I lived in Ontario right now, I would be afraid to walk around topless, even though my breasts are small and even though it's legal there. It can't even begin to imagine the harassment, the dirty looks, and the possible sexual abuse I might recieve from either men or women if I did this! It's not just the laws that have to change.
I personally see no problem with it. If people want to get rid of pornography, then they should at least let women go topless. I am a teenager. I don't like pornography. I always walk around my house naked when I am alone in the house. If the government would just get over it, porn would dissapear. By trying to make less and less nudity allowed, they are just strengthening porn and nudist resorts/beaches (the things they DON'T want to strengthen). I say they would strengthen nudist places because eventually if the USA keeps this up these places will become more and more valuable because there would be less and less places to be nude.
I am a 69 year old man and I would like to make a comment on the idea that it is harmful for a child to see a woman's bare breasts. I grew up in rural Arkansas in the 30s and 40s and mothers nursing their babies was a normal everyday sight. Sisters, aunts, mothers, neighbors all nursed the babies and none thought any thing about exposing their breasts before us kids. We weren't traumatized by it either, as far as I know.
I am a 22 yr. old female from Poland and going outdoor topless is something I've done in since so I was a child, since I developed my breasts (12 y.o.). I like to have my breasts free in public and even when I wear t-shirt. I actually never liked wearing bras even considering that I have a big breast. I stopped wearing bra when I was 14. I thing teenagers have to bear their breasts in public just like men and I love to do it as often as possible. I have a friend that is breastfeeding and she very often do it in public, and when we are in the countryside we do not wear shirts for many hours and she breastfeed. There's nothing porn about seeing women's breasts even if are big. Thank you, beautiful site! Dianna
I am personally very proud of my breasts - I would love it if topfree was legal where I live. Right now I can only do it in my backyard - but I do it every chance I get. It's very liberating.
This is a VERY cool site. An online friend told me about it. I'm 15 and my mom won't let me out of the house without a bra, but the more I'm learning, the more I try to NOT wear one! If I have daughters, it will be THEIR choice if they wanna wear one or not. But they'll know why I choose NOT to! Thanks for a great site!
I fully support making the U.S. a topfree society. I just returned from France where this is normal [on beaches], and it was the most freeing and liberating moment in my life. Even women in the city go topless! I was in a park in Paris, and there were many women sunbathing topless, although they were NOT ON THE BEACH! The people there think absolutely nothing of it - breasts are like arms - and almost everyone - from young girls to very old women - were topless. I think that societies where breasts are hidden hurt everyone - men and women - and personally, I often have uncomforable feelings towards my breasts, as they are seen as pornographic instead of beautiful and NATURAL. THIS IS NOT HEALTHY! We need to make this a topfree society now! Let us join together to make this happen!
I am a 19 yr. old female and going topless is something I've done since so I was about 13 years old and I like not having anything next to my breasts feels good if I wear a shirt and no bra underneath or no shirt at all. I never really liked wearing bras in the first place so I stopped at 15. I believe women should have the right to bare their breasts in public just like men. There's nothing wrong with it and I do it as often as possible. It gives me a great feeling and there's nothing pornographic about seeing women's breasts. I totally support topfreedom. Thank you. PS this is an excellent WebSite for an excellent cause.
I feel I should be able to go topless if I want to. My breasts are mine and if I want to show them off I should be able to.
I am a man who lives in Texas which supposedly has no law prohibiting women from going without a top. In warm weather I like to remove my shirt and feel the sun and the wind on my bareskin as I drive in the country When I do so I attract no attention from the police since I am a man. I hope that my passenger would be free to do the same whether that person is a male or a female. It is only fair.
What a silly law in Wisconsin! "Harmful to children??" I challenge whoever made that law to look at 20 children, 5 of whom see breasts regularly (through breastfeeding, seeing their siblings breast feed, or even from a nude household), and pick out which ones have seen them and which ones haven't.
The female breast is both aesthetic form and a natural, life giving functional organ. Either way, we should appreciate their qualities, rather than shroud them in, some ridiculous notion of shame.
I agree; however, it will take a long time (decades) to make headway in this country. It amazes me that the US can be so advanced in some areas of human culture and so backwards on this issue. Also bothers me that US interests want to convince other cultures that breasts are a sexual organ and must be covered. That behavior I truly find shameful.
This is a great site! I am writing a paper for my english class about this. I live in WI (Wisconsin) and there is a law against exposing the female breast because it is "harmful to children". I could not believe this! Seeing your site only re-states what I am arguing, and it is nice to know that you all are out there doing something about it!
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