Let me start by saying that I don't know a thing about women... That in no way means that I can't run my mouth as if I do...
I'm a dude. I grew up a guy, and that is of course all I know how to be... Since I study human nature, it's only natural that I would be curious how women think... For starters, what would possess a woman to flash her tatas for some .99 cent beads?
I suspect that many women grow up dreaming of falling in love with a tall, dark and handsome man. A good parent will of course teach their daughter that her body is sacred, and should only be shared with someone special. Many of the young ladies here at JoeU profess that they are saving their bodies for marriage. They're holding out for the aforementioned tall, dark and handsome man before they explore their sexuality.
But let's face it. There are women in all walks of life, from suburbia U.S.A to trailer trash to rich spoiled little brats to ghetto ho's to good little Christian girls to young women who blog on JoeU and fit one or more of the above descriptions.
Somewhere along the way, these women grow up into mature young adults. When first that young bird flies from the nest, she gets the urge to 'spread her wings' if ya know what I mean. That's when she finds herself on Bourbon St. at Mardi Gras with guys yelling "show us your t**s!" at her.
As near as I can tell, young women have a need to feel sexy. They have something inside them that tells them they should be desired by the opposite sex. Keep in mind that I'm not talking about *all* women here... I personally know some women that are different. But I've seen the 'Girls Gone Wild' commercials on T.V... A lot of women need to feel sexy and desirable.
Human nature comes into play in terms of vacation as well. Surely there are women who would not dream of taking their clothes off in public in their hometown, but will show their boobs while a 1000 miles from home. Perhaps it's something about the adventure. On the radio the other day I heard a female D.J. call it a "rite of passage", and admitted that she had done her share of flashing the masses.
The trouble here, is that this is a matter of self-respect. Women seem to let their need to be loved and desired affect their judgment. Surely someone is going to point out the double standard. I don't deny that one exists. But in my opinion, women should not let "sexual freedom" and "knowing what they want and going for it" get confused with maintaining their self-respect. That's not to say that it makes her a bad person by giving in to her desires, or that she's less of a woman, I just think women (and men) need to think more before acting... The exception to this rule of course is women who have invested in some sillycon. If you're going to spend that much money on something, you might as well show it off...
In short, women are not doing themselves any favors by showing off their assets to just anyone. Men are guilty as hell of not having enough respect for ourselves to save our 'love' for the right woman, there is no reason for women to make the same mistake. Leave it to our imagination ladies... Go on and get that job at Hooters, but for goodness sake, keep your clothes on!
I personally have a very special woman in my life who once had this to say about women who show off their boobs in public: "That's just trashy."