An intimate part , personal part or private part is a place on the human body which is customarily kept covered by clothing in public venues and conventional settings, as a matter of fashion and cultural norms. In several cultures, revealing these parts is seen as a religious offence. Definitions vary, but usually they are primarily the parts involved in sexual arousal , procreation , and elimination of excreta and related matter, including:. The term intimate parts may be construed to mean only the external body parts that are visible when naked , rather than the body parts more commonly referred to. For example, when naked, a woman's pudendal cleft is predominantly visible rather than the vagina , and a man's scrotum is visible rather than the testes which are contained within. Female breasts are considered as parts that would be covered in most contexts but with a degree of tolerance for toplessness varying in different regions and cultures. For example, Fischtein, Herold and Desmarais found that acceptance of toplessness in a sample of Canadians varied depending on both personal factors such as the respondent's gender, age, and religion and contextual factors i. In some periods of European history , female shoulders and legs may have been considered intimate parts.
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‘My vulva reminds me of a pink cupcake’: 28, no children
There are so many things we're never told about our vaginas like that most of the things on this list are actually about vulvas instead of vaginas, and no, the two are not the same. Here are 15 things I wish we'd had cleared up sooner. What the hell that white stuff in your underwear is.
‘Women are taught to fear their bodies’: 51, five children
I was just 10 years old when an older man decided he had the right to violate my body. The experience, which was the first of many unwanted sexual touches and advances by men, changed my perception of self and effectively ended my childhood. I was visiting my mother for the weekend when it happened. It was a hot a summer day and my little sister, older brother and I all wanted to swim in the apartment complex pool where my mom lived.