Kairielise wrote:But one thing that does irk me, is the suggestion or implication that if I choose not to be naked in public, BM or default, that I'm somehow not expressing myself to the fullest/limiting my freedom/conforming to the norm/afraid of others judging me/embarrassed/ashamed of my body/a prude.
Just in case I did not express myself clearly: I back you 100%. NOBODY tells anybody how to dress (or not dress). I might joke about it, since I go naked a lot myself, but it would be entirely in a friendly / tongue-in-cheek / you-may-notice-it-is-myself-I'm-making-fun-of / I-think-you-know-me-better-than-to-take-me-seriously spirit.
Come to think of it... we have a running gag here on ePlaya: Sometimes we tell somebody "Show us your tits". That's a somewhat self-deprecating joke. It is a reminder that some men on this planet are actually so crude as to say that and mean it, which reflects poorly on all men. So we feel that here on ePlaya we all know each other well enough (or soon will) to make such a joke in the knowledge, or at least expectation, that nobody will take offense.
In fact, if I ever say "show us your tits" to a lady on ePlaya, it would constitute a statement of respect.
20 ePlayans will now pick this apart, but that's how I feel and interpret it.