FAIR WARNING: There is some NSFW information ahead – and NO it’s not my fault (I’m talking to you family members who think MY mind is always in the gutter).
First of all, a BIG shout out to one of our subscribers, Beth, who sent me an article and told me that she’d like to see me address this trend in an upcoming post.
The article comes from Woman’s Day – so we’re talking about a LEGIT publication. Apparently people are no longer content in settling for ugly Christmas sweaters at the annual parties and they felt the need to up the ante a bit…okay they upped it a lot. The name of this new trend is a bit on the nose (if you’ll pardon the pun) and it is called…*ahem*…”reindeer boob.” Prepping for this new trend is pretty much what you think it would be:
- Get a festive top.
- Cut a hole in the festive top.
- Put boob through festive top hole.
- Make boob look like a reindeer.
- Wait for people to jettison eggnog nasally.
First of all, I have no problem with the “free the nipple” movement – the human body doesn’t make me uncomfortable and if you’re comfortable enough with yourself to pull something like this off, more power to you. Second, I am not focusing on women because even the article shows examples of how this is a unisex trend (which also makes me think this trend would be way more awkward if Santa travelled via flying elephants – pause a moment and let that sink in).
I am awestruck and shaking my head for both genders of all body types and levels of self confidence. Bottom line, this is just weird! You are literally gluing things to some very sensitive skin – I mean it has to be something like a sticker, body tape, or spirit gum, or something like that, right? I’ve used spirit gum many times ON MY FACE and that hurt like hell coming off. I also don’t even like to wear a sweater without a t-shirt because it feels all chafey. So I can’t even begin to imaging gluing things to the nippty-nips!
Some participants cited the convenience for breastfeeding. Really? Is it really that inconvenient? Believe me, again, I support all mothers’ right to breastfeed their children. I will gladly have words with anyone who shames a mother. However, if you are already in a place where you are comfortable breastfeeding…do you really need to worry about the convenience of lifting your shirt versus popping off a crocheted nipple beanie? Don’t use the excuse of feeding your baby to stick googly eyes on your tata.
Look, I get it – the holidays are frustrating and we all need some time to cut loose and go a bit wild. But just because you’re sick of the Elf on the Shelf you Undressed the Breast? I’m sure there are a few other steps between sinking into the holiday doldrums and turning one of your body parts into a woodland creature.
For those of you who are interested, here is a link to the Woman’s Day article. And if anyone ever has something they find interesting that they would like to see brought up on Bobbing For Popcorn, PLEASE feel free to leave a comment on here, or Facebook, or Twitter, or in an email. We love hearing from you and we’d love to hook you up if we can!
“Well, I’m sure Charles Dickens would have wanted to see her nipples.” ~ Scrooged