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The Danger of... Breasts?

Dr. Jess     
Do they attack without warning?

Do they attack without warning? Nope.

Do they approach aggressively and poke you in the eye? Nope. (Not unless you ask them to and the mood happens to strike them.)

Are they the cause of social, economic or political injustice? I don't think so.

Many Things Besides Breasts Can Turn People On...

Bare breasts are pretty harmless. Women who walk around (or lay on the grass) topless don't spread disease, provoke violence or harm children, because nudity is natural -- and not necessarily sexual. In a culture that conflates the nudity with sexuality, sexualization and sex, we seem to forget that the simple act of seeing someone else naked is not inherently erotic. Sure, breasts may be arousing, but arousal stimuli are highly subjective. Many people are just as aroused by covered breasts, tight turtlenecks, loose t-shirts that leave a whole heap to the imagination, feet, smiles, sounds, perfume or warm apple pie. Mmm. Apple pie...and the list goes on!

Nudity is Natural

Sure. Topless women can be exciting, sexy and sexual (and there's nothing wrong with that), but breasts are more than just sexual objects. Exposure to nudity (and a little education and/or rational thought) can also lead to desensitization and the understanding that the naked body is not always erotic -- sometimes it is beautiful in a non-sexual way and other times it is easily viewed as functional above all else.

Toronto March

While the women and bra-clad men who marched in the Toronto beach may have garnered a crowd of gawkers and trigger-happy photographers, this is not always in the case in places where bare breasts abound. From the nude beaches of Europe to topless tribes of South America (and elsewhere), functional communities manage to prosper despite the baring of chests. Seriously. So let's get over our fear of nudity and learn to value, respect and appreciate the human form for all of its sexual and non-sexual glory.

Dr. Jess

"An award-winning speaker, Jess has worked with thousands of couples from all corners of the globe to transform their relationships via her wildly successful Marriage As A Business program. From Prague and Istanbul to Albuquerque and New York City, her relationship retreats receive rave reviews from some of the most powerful couples in the world who are drawn to her enthusiastic, practical and no-nonsense approach to happily ever after. Jess's doctoral research focused on sexual health and relationship education and she is passionate about accessible, classroom-based education. When she isn't globetrotting for speaking engagements, she volunteers with students, teachers and social service organizations to empower young people to embrace healthy, happy relationships. As a global ambassador for several brands, Jess contributes regularly to the biggest names in international media. You'll find her advice weekly in the likes of Women's Health, Men's Fitness, Cosmopolitan, SELF, Showtime and The Movie Network. Her insights into couple' issues reaches millions of homes across America as the host of the hit reality series Swing, which just capped its fifth season on PlayboyTV. Canadian-born and Chinese-Jamaican and Irish by descent, Dr. Jess loves ultimate frisbee, crab, airplane turbulence, cheese and red wine. Makes perfect sense, right?"
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