Female breasts were also prominent in the Minoan civilization in the form of the famous Snake Goddess statuettes. Besides those actresses who have appeared nude or partially nude in films, it has also become increasingly common for actresses to appear topless in movies. Please try again in a minute. Retrieved July 22, Arbin changed the beach patrol's policy since the Maryland Attorney General has not released an opinion about female public toplessness in response to a formal request last year by a female resident and a topfree advocate who uses the pseudonym "Chelsea Covington.
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Topless Tuesdays? Berkeley Considers Allowing Women to Bare Breasts in Public
Free the Nipple organizer cited for toplessness in Gilford". Some cultures have even begun to expand social prohibitions on female toplessness to prepubescent and even infant girls. Archived from the original on January 10, Ramona Santorelli and Mary Lou Schloss". In most societies, barechestedness is much more common than toplessness, as exposure of the male pectoral muscles is often considered to be far less taboo than of the female breasts, despite some considering them equally erogenous. Contemporary Western cultures permit displays of cleavage in appropriate social contexts, but exposing the areola and nipples is usually regarded as immodest and is sometimes prosecuted as indecent exposurelewdor even disorderly conduct. Barechestedness is the state of a man wearing no clothes above the waist, exposing the upper torso.