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20th Jun '16 2:18:09 PM margdean56
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* Conversely, in the Tuareg culture of North Africa men wrap a fold of their trademark indigo turban (Tagelmust) across their faces at all times while in public (to the point where their faces becomes permanently blue as the dye leaches into their skin, which is why the Tuareg are sometimes called "The Blue People"), but women do not cover their faces at all. A man baring his face in public is seen as shameful, as the wearing of the veil is a rite of passage into manhood.

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* Conversely, in the Tuareg culture of North Africa men wrap a fold of their trademark indigo turban (Tagelmust) across their faces at all times while in public (to the point where their faces becomes become permanently blue as the dye leaches into their skin, which is why the Tuareg are sometimes called "The Blue People"), but women do not cover their faces at all. A man baring his face in public is seen as shameful, as the wearing of the veil is a rite of passage into manhood.



* The English comedian Zoe Lyons has a stand-up routine about how she fell victim to this; her Dutch girlfriend, for whom nudity is no big deal, persuaded her with great difficulty to come to a nudist beach where they both stripped off and laid down to sunbathe. Lyons fell asleep, and woke up to find her now fully-dressed girlfriend about to go off and find food for them. Lyons stood up to go with her, but then over the sand dune came two old and fully-clothed Swiss friends of Lyons' girlfriend who greeted her affectionately, not batting an eyelid at the fact that Lyons wasn't wearing anything, because after all it was a nude beach and they were being relaxed and European about it. Politeness obliged Lyons to stand around completely naked making small talk for several minutes with three fully-clothed people, including two complete strangers, to her own crippling embarrassment. The others weren't embarrassed at all.

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* The English comedian Zoe Lyons has a stand-up routine about how she fell victim to this; her Dutch girlfriend, for whom nudity is no big deal, persuaded her with great difficulty to come to a nudist beach where they both stripped off and laid lay down to sunbathe. Lyons fell asleep, and woke up to find her now fully-dressed girlfriend about to go off and find food for them. Lyons stood up to go with her, but then over the sand dune came two old and fully-clothed Swiss friends of Lyons' girlfriend who greeted her affectionately, not batting an eyelid at the fact that Lyons wasn't wearing anything, because after all it was a nude beach and they were being relaxed and European about it. Politeness obliged Lyons to stand around completely naked making small talk for several minutes with three fully-clothed people, including two complete strangers, to her own crippling embarrassment. The others weren't embarrassed at all.
20th Jun '16 2:10:14 PM margdean56
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* In ''Literature/TheCurseWorkers'' trilogy, dangerous magic that requires direct contact between the magic user's hand and the target's skin has lead to the custom of wearing gloves at all times. This custom has been in place for so long that bare hands are regarded as indecent and titillating even if their owner is not a magic user and baring one's hands in another person's presence is a show of supreme intimacy.
* In Creator/FrederikPohl's ''The Coming Of The Quantum Cats'' novel, which concerns the interaction of multiple alternate timelines, one such timeline involves the USA being dominated by extreme moral conservatives (due, it seems bizarrely, to the influence of the wealthy Arabs who dominate world affairs). In which even ''men'' are not allowed to wear topless bathing costumes- they must resort to the OldTimeyBathingSuit, something which the main character only dares try to remove when no-one else is looking.

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* In ''Literature/TheCurseWorkers'' trilogy, dangerous magic that requires direct contact between the magic user's hand and the target's skin has lead led to the custom of wearing gloves at all times. This custom has been in place for so long that bare hands are regarded as indecent and titillating even if their owner is not a magic user and baring one's hands in another person's presence is a show of supreme intimacy.
* In Creator/FrederikPohl's ''The Coming Of The Quantum Cats'' novel, which concerns the interaction of multiple alternate timelines, one such timeline involves the USA being dominated by extreme moral conservatives (due, it seems bizarrely, to the influence of the wealthy Arabs who dominate world affairs). In which even ''men'' are not allowed to wear topless bathing costumes- they costumes--they must resort to the OldTimeyBathingSuit, something which the main character only dares try to remove when no-one else is looking.


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* In Creator/MarionZimmerBradley's Darkover novels, women commonly wear their hair in butterfly clips so as not to expose the nape of the neck, which would be indecent.
12th Jun '16 11:22:18 PM SublightMonster
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* In a "The Lighter Side of..." strip by ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' Magazine's Dave Berg, a young man is girl-watching at the beach when he starts musing on why certain body parts are 'sexy'. He begins wondering what a society that fetishized noses would be like, and gets so wrapped up in his 'what-if?' scenario that he starts ogling a woman with a bandage over the bridge of her nose, much to his friend's disgust.
12th Jun '16 9:32:16 AM gemmabeta2
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* Conversely, in Tuareg culture men wrap a fold of their trademark indigo turban (Tagelmust) across their faces at all times (to the point where their face becomes permanently blue as the dye leaches into their skin, which is why the Tuareg are sometimes called "The Blue People"), but women do not cover their faces at all. A man baring his face in public is seen as shameful, as the wearing of the veil is a rite of passage into manhood.

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* Conversely, in the Tuareg culture of North Africa men wrap a fold of their trademark indigo turban (Tagelmust) across their faces at all times while in public (to the point where their face faces becomes permanently blue as the dye leaches into their skin, which is why the Tuareg are sometimes called "The Blue People"), but women do not cover their faces at all. A man baring his face in public is seen as shameful, as the wearing of the veil is a rite of passage into manhood.
2nd Jun '16 6:17:15 PM eroock
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->''In olden days a glimpse of stocking\\
Was looked on as something shocking…''
-->-- '''Music/ColePorter''', "''Anything Goes''"

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->''In ->''"In olden days a glimpse of stocking\\
Was looked on as something shocking…''
shocking…"''
-->-- '''Music/ColePorter''', "''Anything Goes''"
"Anything Goes"
20th May '16 2:27:20 PM Doug86
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* In the ''Literature/StarTrekNovelVerse'', the Breen Confederacy consists of multiple races who wear identical environmental suits to [[IndividualityIsIllegal ensure everyone is treated equally]]. As a result, ''any'' uncovered skin (or fur, or liquid surface, or whatever) is taboo.

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* In the ''Literature/StarTrekNovelVerse'', ''Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse'', the Breen Confederacy consists of multiple races who wear identical environmental suits to [[IndividualityIsIllegal ensure everyone is treated equally]]. As a result, ''any'' uncovered skin (or fur, or liquid surface, or whatever) is taboo.
16th May '16 10:08:04 PM StrixObscuro
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* According to Otonashi-san's mother in ''Manga/HighSchoolNinjaGirlOtonashiSan'', taking off a kunoichi's mask is the same as taking off her underwear. This gets Arima into hot water when she walks in on an AccidentalPervert moment during which Otonashi's mask fell off (reveaing a cold mask underneath).

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* According to Otonashi-san's mother in ''Manga/HighSchoolNinjaGirlOtonashiSan'', taking off a kunoichi's mask is the same as taking off her underwear. This gets Arima into hot water when she walks in on an AccidentalPervert moment during which Otonashi's mask fell off (reveaing (revealing a cold mask underneath).



* In TheGayNineties in ''ArchieComics'', Archie has this reaction to a swimsuit that bares Veronica's... shoulders.

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* In TheGayNineties in ''ArchieComics'', ''ComicBook/ArchieComics'', Archie has this reaction to a swimsuit that bares Veronica's... shoulders.



* When she first joins the ComicBook/{{Runaways}}, Klara, an immigrant from the 1900s, expresses shock at her female teammates baring their shoulders; throughout her early adventures with the team, her arms are frequently covered, either with full sleeves or a cape. Later, she adopts sleeveless dresses herself... but also spends a lot more time sulking.
* In ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'', the Kryptonian astronauts Bar-El and Lilo-El wear suits that cover their whole bodies, and Bar is disgusted when, in order to save Lilo from a fall that might have killed her, Superman catches her, touching her with his uncovered hands.



* ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfiction occasionally sexualize certain outfits (socks, wet manes, themed costumes like maid dresses, actual lingerie) even though the ponies are otherwise completely naked by default.

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* ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfiction occasionally sexualize certain outfits (socks, wet manes, themed costumes like maid dresses, actual lingerie) even though the ponies are otherwise completely naked by default.



** After the Destroyermen reach [[spoiler: New Britain]], they see that it is the norm for those with "indentures" to have no clothing on, and is very rarely seen in a sexual light.

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** After the Destroyermen reach [[spoiler: New [[spoiler:New Britain]], they see that it is the norm for those with "indentures" to have no clothing on, and is very rarely seen in a sexual light.



* In ASongOfIceAndFire, Qartheen women habitually wear gowns that leave one breast bare.

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* In ASongOfIceAndFire, ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Qartheen women habitually wear gowns that leave one breast bare.



* In the ''Literature/LiadenUniverse'' series, Liadens consider the face to be a private area; showing it in public is unavoidable, but touching it or drawing attention to it is impolite, as is looking too long at another person's. (Wearing a mask counts as drawing attention, in the same class as wearing decorative make-up.) The Liaden language has a lot of emphasis on hand gestures and other body language to convey the information that Terrans use facial expression for; showing any facial expression in public is another impoliteness. ''Touching'' another person's face is an extremely intimate act; there are several instances in the series of Liadens being surprised by how quickly Terrans escalate to kissing, which a Liaden couple wouldn't even consider before they were married (and possibly not even after).

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* In the ''Literature/LiadenUniverse'' series, Liadens consider the face to be a private area; showing it in public is unavoidable, but touching it or drawing attention to it is impolite, as is looking too long at another person's. (Wearing a mask counts as drawing attention, in the same class as wearing decorative make-up.) The Liaden language has a lot of emphasis on hand gestures and other body language to convey the information that Terrans use facial expression for; showing any facial expression in public is another impoliteness. ''Touching'' another person's face is an extremely intimate act; there are several instances in the series of Liadens being surprised by how quickly Terrans escalate to kissing, which a Liaden couple wouldn't even consider before they were married (and possibly not even after).after.)
* In the ''Literature/ApprenticeAdept'' series, slaves on Proton are required to go naked at almost all times, and thus, for one slave to ''conceal'' their intimate regions from another is considered a racy act.
16th May '16 9:06:53 PM PaulA
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* In the ''Literature/LiadenUniverse'' series, Liadens consider the face to be a private area; showing it in public is unavoidable, but touching it or drawing attention to it is impolite, as is looking too long at another person's. (Wearing a mask counts as drawing attention, in the same class as wearing decorative make-up.) The Liaden language has a lot of emphasis on hand gestures and other body language to convey the information that Terrans use facial expression for; showing any facial expression in public is another impoliteness. ''Touching'' another person's face is an extremely intimate act; there are several instances in the series of Liadens being surprised by how quickly Terrans escalate to kissing, which a Liaden couple wouldn't even consider before they were married (and possibly not even after).
9th May '16 2:22:23 AM Schnutzel
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* Married Orthodox Jewish women, in addition to wearing covering clothing, are also required to completely cover their hair, with a wig, a hat or sometimes both. In some sects women are only required to cover a part of their hair, while in others they are not allowed for a single strand of their actual hair to be visible.
8th May '16 9:43:09 AM Belphegor
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* The French film ''Film/LesVisiteurs'' starts with a man and a noblewoman in a barn in Medieval France with the man (her secret lover) begging the woman to show him something before they part. She lifts up her long skirt a bit... to show him her ankles. The guy treats the sight as if she just flashed him. Strangely, he doesn't seem to notice that women do it all over the place in modern France when he ends up there. The [[Film/JustVisiting American remake]] (with the two protagonists being played by the same actors) doesn't have this scene.

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* The French film ''Film/LesVisiteurs'' starts with a man and a noblewoman in a barn in Medieval the King of France with the man (her meeting his secret lover) lover, an English noblewoman, in a barn, and begging the woman her to show him something before they part. She lifts up her long skirt a bit... to show him her ankles. The guy king treats the sight as if she just flashed him. Strangely, he doesn't seem to notice that women do it all over the place in modern France when he ends up there.him. The [[Film/JustVisiting American remake]] (with the two protagonists being played by the same actors) doesn't have this scene.
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