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Old Apr 21st 2008, 12:16 am
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So, anyone else think that in general - Americans a prudes?

Nudity on TV? haven't seen ANY since I have been in the US, and when they have nudity, its blurred out.

Was speaking to a colleague at work the other week and she freaked out when I told her about the English Gardens in Munich, Germany (nude sunbathing) the 'propper' sauna's over in Europe and the fact that pretty much all beaches in the UK are fine with topless sunbathing.

Went to the public swimming pool the other week. There was no cubical's - just a male and female changing room. None of the toilets were available because people were changing in them (mmm... Nice, rather stand in pee than have someone of the same sex see some flesh) and the only other guy getting changed in the room managed to get dried and completely changed without taking his towel off.

Wife came out of the female changing room and said pretty much the same thing - made her feel so uncomfortable that she too went and changed in the toilet cubicle.

Don't get me wrong, I am not an exhibitionist or anything, but are Americans really so inhibited and self conscious?

Oh - and to go back to the TV thing, its perfectly OK to have people getting killed, blown up, hacked up and any other violence you can think off...
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Totally agree with you. It suprised me when we first came here, but I'm used to it now. Trying to get my daughter and son to be more *european* though is a struggle.
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[QUOTE=dh010447;6239830] Americans a prudes?

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yep big time ...i'd love to see this lot around me at an ann summers party
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Americans a prudes?

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yep big time ...i'd love to see this lot around me at an ann summers party
Oh my god - that would be so funny...

... although I would have to admit, being a guy I would be slightly uncomfortable... lol
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Oh my god - that would be so funny...

... although I would have to admit, being a guy I would be slightly uncomfortable... lol
we had guys at the last one i went to in the uk ...we all had a great time, the guys esp
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You've peaked my interest now. What is an "Ann Summers" party?
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Oh - and to go back to the TV thing, its perfectly OK to have people getting killed, blown up, hacked up and any other violence you can think off...
Yes, but you still can't say "****" on broadcast television in the US ...

... and amazingly enough apparently you can't say it in this forum either ...
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You've peaked my interest now. What is an "Ann Summers" party?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Summers
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Oooh..I like those! Always leave with something, er uh, fun.
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we had guys at the last one i went to in the uk ...we all had a great time, the guys esp
... hmm - could be interesting
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... hmm - could be interesting

In my experience, the ones where your OH attends are usually the most fun.
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Oh - and to go back to the TV thing, its perfectly OK to have people getting killed, blown up, hacked up and any other violence you can think off...
Jack Nicholson's got an old gag about it being OK to slice a tit off in a movie, but if you kiss it, you're in trouble.

(I'm paraphrasing).
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Jack Nicholson's got an old gag about it being OK to slice a tit off in a movie, but if you kiss it, you're in trouble.

(I'm paraphrasing).
that is so true. And it does my head in.
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Nudity on TV? haven't seen ANY since I have been in the US, and when they have nudity, its blurred out.
So you obviously don't have premium cable them. No such censorship on HBO, Showtime, etc.
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So you obviously don't have premium cable them. No such censorship on HBO, Showtime, etc.
HBO and Showtime are so superior to anything on network TV. The worst thing we ever did was sign up for them - there's no going back now!
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