Male circumcision wasn't a choice for me. It was a choice that my parents made. I had no say in the matter. So I'd be very offended if my circumcision was to be taken as reflective of my beliefs, or used to judge me in any way. And I don't judge others.
People don't have any say in their skin color. Amputees usually had little say about losing limbs or breasts, except that they chose life over death. So those, too, are meaningless about who they are, although you have to take into account the life experiences they've had that formed their personalities.
As for jewelry, I pretty much accept what people like to wear, just as I accept the way they cut their hair or shape their beards or shave their pubes. If they're way out of the norm for these things, I do give myself permission to speculate on why they've chosen that image. But I try to treat them all the same.
However, when there is a 3,700 year old requirement of a religion.
"And God created man in his own image" and then later said, "hang on, that bit of skin on the end of the penis is no good so anyone who follows me has to cut it off!"
Let us not forget that religion was created by man, the Bible was written by man and translations were done by man; ergo, the greatest work of fiction of all time and it's not just Christianity either - ALL religions are about controlling people!
But, as this post is about jewellery, there is a slight digression.
Jewellery has always been about attracting a member of the opposite sex for mating; genital jewellery has always been about enhancing sexual arousal and pleasure which is why so many nudist resorts ban all forms of genital jewellery - and quite rightly so. Nudism (naturism) is about the enjoyment of a clothes free lifestyle in a non-sexual environment. Unfortunately, so many people believe otherwise.
Jewellery has always been about attracting a member of the opposite sex for mating; genital jewellery has always been about enhancing sexual arousal and pleasure which is why so many nudist resorts ban all forms of genital jewellery - and quite rightly so.
People wear jewellery for all sorts of things... we have class rings that show our affiliations with a school. We have wedding rings to signal that we're not "attracting a member of the opposite sex for mating." We have rings that belonged to friends and family and wear them to remind us of them.
We have earrings and studs that we think make us more attractive to ourselves, even though we have no interest in signalling anything sexual. Women wear lipstick and other forms of makeup to give themselves more individuality.
And I've met men who use cock rings that encircle both the penis and testicles, as a way of keeping the latter pulled forward so they don't interfere with sitting. It's strictly a comfort thing.
I don't personally wear jewellery of any sort, but I have no problem with people wearing what they want to wear, just as I'd have no problem with tattoos, as long as they can't be interpreted as direct insults to me personally.
Saying a cock ring is for comfort is just a silly excuse, if that was the case every man would wear one. .
That's like saying that wearing glasses to see clearly is a silly excuse, and that if it were the case, every man would be wearing them.
Some men have lower-hanging testicles than others. The guy I met that had such a cock ring (encircling the penis and testicles) had one that was made of transparent plastic and, since he didn't shave his pubes, you could barely see it. He certainly wasn't wearing it to attract attention to it.
Hey, we're all built differently. If he said he wore it for comfort, I wouldn't argue.
BlgDudeMan wrote:Saying a cock ring is for comfort is just a silly excuse, if that was the case every man would wear one. .That's like saying that wearing glasses to see clearly is a silly excuse, and that if it were the case, every man would be wearing them.Some men have lower-hanging testicles than others. The guy I met that had such a cock ring (encircling the penis and testicles) had one that was made of transparent plastic and, since he didn't shave his pubes, you could barely see it. He certainly wasn't wearing it to attract attention to it.Hey, we're all built differently. If he said he wore it for comfort, I wouldn't argue.
That is actually a very old idea of supporting the testes to keep the scrotum out from between the thighs in hot humid conditions. Look up videos of the still naked Amazon tribes, you will see the men wearing a narrow belt around their waste that drops in the front and lifts the sack for better airflow. In the hot humid summers I will wear one of those black elastic bands women use to hold their hair in a ponytail. The dollar store has these in different sizes, so I was able to find one that fit snug enough to stay on but not too tight to be uncomfortable, and tan in color so it is not so noticable.
I am not into jewelry. After all one of the selling points of nudity is shedding clothes that can indicate some form of statice above others. Throwing on jewelry defeats that purpose, or you have a poor self body image, or a psychological need to draw attention to yourself and your little bits.
But if you are cool with people laughing at you behind your back for wearing cock rings and ball stretchers, I say go for it ;-) Remember many of the people that see that stuff and smile, are actually struggling to hold back the laughter ;-0 But ignore them and do what makes you feel better about yourself ;-) Just saying I catch enough grief about my height and weight, with out compounding the problem.
Woodsman, starting a sentence with, Thats Like Saying, is saying something I did not.
I was making an analogy, extending what you said into an analogous situation which was intended to show the flaw in the original statement. Sorry if it didn't come off that way.
I once saw a man walking the shoreline nude apart from wearing a bowler hat.He looked silly, it was maybe intentional to look that unusual, but it was his thing. Id never tell him he cant wear that hat on a nude beach.
I would suspect that he was balding, like I am, and was trying to avoid getting sunburned. That's why I wear hats, even at a nude resort, when it's sunny out. Those of you with a full head of hair may not appreciate the plight of us baldies, but a sunburned scalp can be a real drag.
But if he had to wear that hat, I give him style points for choosing a bowler.
In todays society...men and women groom pubic hair. ..this is socially acceptable even though it draws attention to ones genitals. I find it to be attractive...same as natural beauty. If we as nudists seek acceptable tolerance of our nudity as we display our bodies....then why are some passing judgement on those that choose to wear body jewelry or piercings? As far as those under the age of 18 are concerned...didnt you explain nudity to them before exposing them to a society that fully displays their bodies as acceptable? This is another form of expression of acceptance of their body. Some wear a waist chain, this also draws attention to the area below the neck..lol. lets face it, we all look each other over when we are naked! Teach acceptance for we desire freedom to display our bodies. If it isn't your thing ...put your clothes back on. Remember why you became a nudist...I am certain that you may have kept your desires as a nudist a secret from some of your friends.