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Breastfeeding in public: Is it okay?

Yes. It's natural. 0.48453608247423 48.5% [ 47 ]
No. Use a bottle if you're out in public. 0.11340206185567 11.3% [ 11 ]
As long as a blanket/nursing shirt is used, I'm fine with it. 0.32989690721649 33.0% [ 32 ]
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Breasts are icky.
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It's silly how people are uncomfortable about breast-feeding. They are ridiculously sexualized, when their function is really just feeding babies. Men have no problem seeing breasts in movies, ads, pornography, etc. but HEAVEN FORBID they ever see a woman breastfeeding in public neutral How did it become so backwards that it's ok when they're used for sex, and not ok for their biological purpose? I think it would be wise for mothers to be discreet about it if only to avoid harassment from people.
If breasts weren't meant to be sexual, it wouldn't feel so good to have them squeezed, licked, sucked, nibbled, etc.

I think the effects of that are a little over-exaggerated, personally. It feels nice, but so do many other body parts when stimulated in a similar way. A person's back can be very sensitive and a back massage can be so sensual and sexually stimulating... does that mean people can't show their backs, because it causes sexual pleasure?
I've never had an orgasm from a back rub. I have had multiples from stimulation of my breasts.

Ok. First person I've ever heard of. I'm not saying it's terrible for breasts to be seen sexually, it's just that their primary purpose is for breastfeeding. I guess I don't know what point you're trying to make...


Which is sexual.
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It's silly how people are uncomfortable about breast-feeding. They are ridiculously sexualized, when their function is really just feeding babies. Men have no problem seeing breasts in movies, ads, pornography, etc. but HEAVEN FORBID they ever see a woman breastfeeding in public neutral How did it become so backwards that it's ok when they're used for sex, and not ok for their biological purpose? I think it would be wise for mothers to be discreet about it if only to avoid harassment from people.
If breasts weren't meant to be sexual, it wouldn't feel so good to have them squeezed, licked, sucked, nibbled, etc.

I think the effects of that are a little over-exaggerated, personally. It feels nice, but so do many other body parts when stimulated in a similar way. A person's back can be very sensitive and a back massage can be so sensual and sexually stimulating... does that mean people can't show their backs, because it causes sexual pleasure?
I've never had an orgasm from a back rub. I have had multiples from stimulation of my breasts.

Ok. First person I've ever heard of. I'm not saying it's terrible for breasts to be seen sexually, it's just that their primary purpose is for breastfeeding. I guess I don't know what point you're trying to make...


Which is sexual.

What is sexual?
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I think the effects of that are a little over-exaggerated, personally. It feels nice, but so do many other body parts when stimulated in a similar way. A person's back can be very sensitive and a back massage can be so sensual and sexually stimulating... does that mean people can't show their backs, because it causes sexual pleasure?
I've never had an orgasm from a back rub. I have had multiples from stimulation of my breasts.

Ok. First person I've ever heard of. I'm not saying it's terrible for breasts to be seen sexually, it's just that their primary purpose is for breastfeeding. I guess I don't know what point you're trying to make...


Which is sexual.

What is sexual?


Sex makes babies. Babies are fed.

Good baby feeders = health babies, hence the attraction and non attraction. Ergo they are sexualsz.


BUT!

Butts are not sexual in any way, yet are still seen as obscene- would you mind another person's a** in your face?
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I think the effects of that are a little over-exaggerated, personally. It feels nice, but so do many other body parts when stimulated in a similar way. A person's back can be very sensitive and a back massage can be so sensual and sexually stimulating... does that mean people can't show their backs, because it causes sexual pleasure?
I've never had an orgasm from a back rub. I have had multiples from stimulation of my breasts.

Ok. First person I've ever heard of. I'm not saying it's terrible for breasts to be seen sexually, it's just that their primary purpose is for breastfeeding. I guess I don't know what point you're trying to make...


Which is sexual.

What is sexual?


Sex makes babies. Babies are fed.

Good baby feeders = health babies, hence the attraction and non attraction. Ergo they are sexualsz.


BUT!

Butts are not sexual in any way, yet are still seen as obscene- would you mind another person's a** in your face?

Breasts are needed to feed babies (at least if you want to be healthy about it, because baby formulas are not as healthy as true breast milk).

A naked butt is not a requirement for anyone, however neutral Also, I don't mind nudity, so I wouldn't care if people walked around naked. A mother isn't putting her breast in your face, she needs to feed her child.
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Ok. First person I've ever heard of. I'm not saying it's terrible for breasts to be seen sexually, it's just that their primary purpose is for breastfeeding. I guess I don't know what point you're trying to make...


Which is sexual.

What is sexual?


Sex makes babies. Babies are fed.

Good baby feeders = health babies, hence the attraction and non attraction. Ergo they are sexualsz.


BUT!

Butts are not sexual in any way, yet are still seen as obscene- would you mind another person's a** in your face?

Breasts are needed to feed babies (at least if you want to be healthy about it, because baby formulas are not as healthy as true breast milk).

A naked butt is not a requirement for anyone, however neutral Also, I don't mind nudity, so I wouldn't care if people walked around naked. A mother isn't putting her breast in your face, she needs to feed her child.


Right, but butt's aren't even remotely sexual, but are seen as such.

At least boobs have a sexual based purpose.
Also when I say breasts are ridiculously sexualized, I think it's just silly how they're made to be the most sexual attribute on a woman's body and how idolized they are... they're just breasts after all neutral Not to seem too lewd, but vaginal or a**l sex feels better for a man than sex with breasts, so I think it's a little absurd how there is so much focus on breasts.
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Ok. First person I've ever heard of. I'm not saying it's terrible for breasts to be seen sexually, it's just that their primary purpose is for breastfeeding. I guess I don't know what point you're trying to make...


Which is sexual.

What is sexual?


Sex makes babies. Babies are fed.

Good baby feeders = health babies, hence the attraction and non attraction. Ergo they are sexualsz.


BUT!

Butts are not sexual in any way, yet are still seen as obscene- would you mind another person's a** in your face?

Breasts are needed to feed babies (at least if you want to be healthy about it, because baby formulas are not as healthy as true breast milk).

A naked butt is not a requirement for anyone, however neutral Also, I don't mind nudity, so I wouldn't care if people walked around naked. A mother isn't putting her breast in your face, she needs to feed her child.


Right, but butt's aren't even remotely sexual, but are seen as such.

At least boobs have a sexual based purpose.

Ok, I guess I don't know what you are arguing neutral Please read my post above, if you thought I meant breasts aren't sexual at all. They are, but I personally think it's silly how blown out of proportion they are (if you excuse the pun). It's this overly sexualized view of breasts that prevents women from breastfeeding in public.
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Doesn't really bug me.

All that bugs me is, if you're doing it in public, and you're being stared at, please don't complain. Your tit's hanging out. I'll do what I can to forget that it is and avert my eyes, but let's face it.

Your tit's hanging out
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Also when I say breasts are ridiculously sexualized, I think it's just silly how they're made to be the most sexual attribute on a woman's body and how idolized they are... they're just breasts after all neutral Not to seem too lewd, but vaginal or a**l sex feels better for a man than sex with breasts, so I think it's a little absurd how there is so much focus on breasts.


They are in large part, along with wide hips, are what determines the future health of a baby in terms of maternal care and are hyper important as a result.

Also they are just so awesome, I'm going to wager that you are a female yes?


It would be understandable that you didn't enjoy them.

I guess it's the same way woman don't really like to look at p***s's.
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If the Wal-Mart in my town can have half-naked women on posters, and fully naked women on magazines at the register, a woman can breastfeed her child in public,
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Also when I say breasts are ridiculously sexualized, I think it's just silly how they're made to be the most sexual attribute on a woman's body and how idolized they are... they're just breasts after all neutral Not to seem too lewd, but vaginal or a**l sex feels better for a man than sex with breasts, so I think it's a little absurd how there is so much focus on breasts.


They are in large part, along with wide hips, are what determines the future health of a baby in terms of maternal care and are hyper important as a result.

Also they are just so awesome, I'm going to wager that you are a female yes?


It would be understandable that you didn't enjoy them.

I guess it's the same way woman don't really like to look at p***s's.

For sure, I understand the appeal, I just think people obsess over them a little too much... for example some men who will refuse or choose to date a woman based on her breast size when it doesn't have as much to do with sexual pleasure, nor does it affect her personality. By the same token, a fit man with fantastic abs will be great at thrusting during sex, and it has sex appeal, but some girls obsess over abs too much and will only date a guy with a six pack or something.

I am female. What do you mean didn't enjoy them? Do you mean don't enjoy breasts? I guess since I have them, they just don't seem all that special.

I actually really like looking at men's penises, I find them very sexually appealing and are the biggest turn on more than other body parts.
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Also when I say breasts are ridiculously sexualized, I think it's just silly how they're made to be the most sexual attribute on a woman's body and how idolized they are... they're just breasts after all neutral Not to seem too lewd, but vaginal or a**l sex feels better for a man than sex with breasts, so I think it's a little absurd how there is so much focus on breasts.


They are in large part, along with wide hips, are what determines the future health of a baby in terms of maternal care and are hyper important as a result.

Also they are just so awesome, I'm going to wager that you are a female yes?


It would be understandable that you didn't enjoy them.

I guess it's the same way woman don't really like to look at p***s's.

For sure, I understand the appeal, I just think people obsess over them a little too much... for example some men who will refuse or choose to date a woman based on her breast size when it doesn't have as much to do with sexual pleasure, nor does it affect her personality. By the same token, a fit man with fantastic abs will be great at thrusting during sex, and it has sex appeal, but some girls obsess over abs too much and will only date a guy with a six pack or something.

I am female. What do you mean didn't enjoy them? Do you mean don't enjoy breasts? I guess since I have them, they just don't seem all that special.

I actually really like looking at men's penises, I find them very sexually appealing and are the biggest turn on more than other body parts.


Well no wonder you don't mind nudity.

Boobs are awesome, to say the least. 3nodding


So much so that they are seen as sexual.

I suppose they serve a sexual function to some degree but!


Ignoring what we find offensive or sexual public hygiene would be at an issue. Imagine a hundred naked people sitting in the same spot at a bus. Or if everyone time you bumped into someone private parts touched. Hygiene would become a huge issue.

At least in public, being naked would be a bad idea.
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Also when I say breasts are ridiculously sexualized, I think it's just silly how they're made to be the most sexual attribute on a woman's body and how idolized they are... they're just breasts after all neutral Not to seem too lewd, but vaginal or a**l sex feels better for a man than sex with breasts, so I think it's a little absurd how there is so much focus on breasts.


They are in large part, along with wide hips, are what determines the future health of a baby in terms of maternal care and are hyper important as a result.

Also they are just so awesome, I'm going to wager that you are a female yes?


It would be understandable that you didn't enjoy them.

I guess it's the same way woman don't really like to look at p***s's.

For sure, I understand the appeal, I just think people obsess over them a little too much... for example some men who will refuse or choose to date a woman based on her breast size when it doesn't have as much to do with sexual pleasure, nor does it affect her personality. By the same token, a fit man with fantastic abs will be great at thrusting during sex, and it has sex appeal, but some girls obsess over abs too much and will only date a guy with a six pack or something.

I am female. What do you mean didn't enjoy them? Do you mean don't enjoy breasts? I guess since I have them, they just don't seem all that special.

I actually really like looking at men's penises, I find them very sexually appealing and are the biggest turn on more than other body parts.


Well no wonder you don't mind nudity.

Boobs are awesome, to say the least. 3nodding


So much so that they are seen as sexual.

I suppose they serve a sexual function to some degree but!


Ignoring what we find offensive public hygiene would be at an issue. Imagine a hundred naked people sitting in the same spot at a bus. Or if everyone time you bumped into someone private parts touched. Hygiene would become a huge issue.

At least in public, being naked would be a bad idea.

Haha well it's great you enjoy them so much!

I can understand the hygiene angle. However, only the breastmilk would be capable of transmitting disease (and hopefully since she's breastfeeding she wouldn't have any diseases). I don't think there's much risk of catching anything sitting next to a woman breastfeeding, any more than you can catch HIV from sitting next to someone who has it. And I think just like nudist colonies or nudist marches, you just stay far enough away from people that contact doesn't happen.
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Also when I say breasts are ridiculously sexualized, I think it's just silly how they're made to be the most sexual attribute on a woman's body and how idolized they are... they're just breasts after all neutral Not to seem too lewd, but vaginal or a**l sex feels better for a man than sex with breasts, so I think it's a little absurd how there is so much focus on breasts.


They are in large part, along with wide hips, are what determines the future health of a baby in terms of maternal care and are hyper important as a result.

Also they are just so awesome, I'm going to wager that you are a female yes?


It would be understandable that you didn't enjoy them.

I guess it's the same way woman don't really like to look at p***s's.

For sure, I understand the appeal, I just think people obsess over them a little too much... for example some men who will refuse or choose to date a woman based on her breast size when it doesn't have as much to do with sexual pleasure, nor does it affect her personality. By the same token, a fit man with fantastic abs will be great at thrusting during sex, and it has sex appeal, but some girls obsess over abs too much and will only date a guy with a six pack or something.

I am female. What do you mean didn't enjoy them? Do you mean don't enjoy breasts? I guess since I have them, they just don't seem all that special.

I actually really like looking at men's penises, I find them very sexually appealing and are the biggest turn on more than other body parts.


Well no wonder you don't mind nudity.

Boobs are awesome, to say the least. 3nodding


So much so that they are seen as sexual.

I suppose they serve a sexual function to some degree but!


Ignoring what we find offensive public hygiene would be at an issue. Imagine a hundred naked people sitting in the same spot at a bus. Or if everyone time you bumped into someone private parts touched. Hygiene would become a huge issue.

At least in public, being naked would be a bad idea.

Haha well it's great you enjoy them so much!

I can understand the hygiene angle. However, only the breastmilk would be capable of transmitting disease (and hopefully since she's breastfeeding she wouldn't have any diseases). I don't think there's much risk of catching anything sitting next to a woman breastfeeding, any more than you can catch HIV from sitting next to someone who has it. And I think just like nudist colonies or nudist marches, you just stay far enough away from people that contact doesn't happen.


I think it nudist colonies it might be a good idea. But in today's society it would be best to avoid public nudity.

As far as breast feeding goes, as long as it's covered and whatnot. Breast milk squirting out might be a problem as well. O_o

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