hormones and breasts

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hormones and breasts
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 4:34pm

the article about modesty and the 13 year old grandson made me think of this.


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Registered: 12-30-2006
Wed, 01-05-2011 - 3:08pm

It's funny, that response of "your breasts are exposed under that blanket" one. When it comes right down to it, our breasts are just as "exposed" under our shirt and bra as they are under that blanket. So, these men should be giving every woman that look. Then again, maybe they do:smileytongue:Men like that seem to think they're God's gift to women, don't they?

I read one poster on a different forum saying they hated when women nursed in public, even under a blanket because

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Registered: 11-01-2005
Wed, 01-05-2011 - 10:16am
I find it so weird that a man would be turned on by a nursing breast or a baby breast feeding. What is the appeal? Are nursing moms the only ones that can separate the nursing breasts from the sexual aspect of breasts? Color me confused on this one


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Registered: 04-05-2010
Wed, 01-05-2011 - 9:59am
I think I have the opposite opinion. Young people (anyone under 18) shouldn't be having sex. So, there's a very narrow window for conception in there! I hope I can get another baby before I'm too old to be having sex!

As to the original question, I think that the majority of younger men who have seen me NIPing ( using a cover) don't notice at all or are grossed out. It's the same reaction they have to talking about sex or babies coming out of vaginas. They say "Ewww!!!" or they get giggle fits. I've very occasionally had a fully grown man looking at me like we're sharing an intimate encounter because my breasts are probably exposed under that blanket, and I just give them the blank face. I'm not going to let some dude's libido embarrass me into closet nursing.
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Wed, 01-05-2011 - 9:42am



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Registered: 03-28-2003
Tue, 01-04-2011 - 10:16am

"I'm one of the adults like their parents that they would like to pretend is asexual."

Good point. "Old people" (anyone over, what, 25?) don't have sex.


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Registered: 06-24-2008
Tue, 01-04-2011 - 9:32am

I'm sure both reactions are "normal" for a teenage boy depending on who the nursing mom is. If the nursing mom is his own mother or stepmother or aunt, it'll probably be a different reaction than if it's a hot young girl breastfeeding openly in the mall that he is attracted to. It doesn't really matter what reaction he has. There's no need to change nursing behavior because someone might have a reaction we don't like or that we wish they didn't have.

My husband was really turned on by me nursing. But that's more because he was attracted to me than the fact I showed my breasts while doing it. I nursed in front of my stepsons the same as I did in public, and I doubt it caused any sort of sexual response in them at all. I'm one of the adults like their parents that they would like to pretend is asexual.

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Tue, 01-04-2011 - 5:03am

Good point. I think we're also very uncomfortable with associating sexual and nurturing feelings (despite knowing where babies come from) to the point where we see having a sexual feeling in the same room as a child

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Mon, 01-03-2011 - 10:24pm

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Registered: 03-28-2003
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 7:43pm

So, NIP can reduce the risk of sexual harrassment from boys?

They have that "Awwwwwwwwwwwww!" response triggered by seeing nursing mothers and get a small "check" on the "hubba-hubba" response to girls having breasts?

Ain't nature wonderful?

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Mon, 01-03-2011 - 6:11pm

I don't think a title can be changed, but don't worry, it's not hard to figure out.

Interesting point about the "natural" response.