This is going to sound revolutionary to some people (just the way I like it), so brace yourselves: My breasts are no more sexual than any other part of my body. While they can be used in sexual ways, they are not always sexual. My fingers can be sexual, my stomach can be sexual, the back of my knee can be sexual (there’s a spot there, trust me), but they are not always sexual, and we accept that.
I understand its ingrained in us to believe that breasts are sexy, and they can be. But this is misused all the time. Women are shamed for showing off their breasts because of this idea. Seeing someone’s nipple impressions is just scandalous! Cleavage is a crime that gets you thrown out of events! Women are raped because the shape of their breasts are apparent, and then they are blamed for it.
But look at these fingers!
My god, just look at them! They have no sense of decency!
I know I’m being silly, but here’s the point.
My body is only sexual because of ideals of what sexual is. Men are allowed to walk outside with their shirts off because they aren’t seen as sexual objects, but women are shamed for wearing many types of clothes, because their curves are seen as salacious. But it’s ridiculous. Body parts are just that: parts of our body that we were born with. And until women can be seen as a whole person rather than parts to be judged, there will continue to be shame and displacement of blame.
Body parts are not dirty, nor are they shameful.