The curious conditions of nakedness and modesty. I think by a certain age in the Western European version of ‘our’ human centric universe one has for some time pondered the curiosity of the animal differences of the species and the conundrum of acceptable social etiquette’s that are associated with same. We each sport a rather ostentatious set of plumbing fixtures that most at some time in our ever stressful existences provide some small amount of emotional release. Without dwelling on the apparent oddity physiological differences between our apparent anisogamous human forms, the effort to both conceal and still properly publicly project same is, beyond basic animal necessity, a dominant activity. Considering an equally complex mixed up consensus based appreciation of ‘male’ and ‘female’ and their recently popularized asexual surrogates. The entire panoply of morally abbreviated rituals and support based occupations and activities that surround the same are staggering to contemplate. And yet, all of this is tasked to the simple purpose of assuring the furtherance of new generations for both individual psyche’s and the biological imperative of the culture at large.
There is no doubt that our central command structure guides the setting of trends to alternately accelerate or decelerate the rate of growth by some rather curious stratagems. One could easily make the argument that aside from the factor of the destabilization of the nuclear family to transform all nation states into a single global unit, the ongoing mass media push for gender confusion and homosexuality might be a policy employed to curb the progressional growth of the species as a whole. So while apparent ‘nakedness’ in fashion or functional street wear is all to visually apparent, the message implicit with same is one of repression and strictly channeling all animal desires.
Consider how different the social organism would function if all were completely bereft of clothing or decorative artifacts. ‘That’ which is normally over layered with purposefully confusing amounts of detail now might default to a lesser station of daily concern for fear of its current state of ‘elevations’ or ‘swellings’ that might signal a halt to more socially important business at hand. The unconscious sorting process of what individual characteristics of what would determine an acceptable partner would shift when the glad rags were no long there to conceal normally unspoken structural anomalies. The ‘Devil’ now unable to rely on Prada would have a hell of a mess on his hands to keep things properly functioning.