July 4th Topless Tuesday

Topless Tuesday 4 July 2017

Happy 4th of July Topless Tuesday, America! That’s right, this sacred event is a celebration of freedom. Women should be able to dress the same way men dress if they should choose to do so. Slacks, yes. There have been times women could not wear pants but were required to wear dresses. Shirtless, yes, but that is still limited.

There are fewer limitations on women in this respect in real life, however, than there are in Second Life. If I had wanted to attend the holiday fireworks without a shirt, I had the legal right (the fact that I was in bed, fast asleep this year not withstanding). I may window-shop downtown sans shirt should I wish (though stores are within their right to refuse admittance to anyone without a shirt),

In this picture, though, I’m breaking a Second Life law. I am in a G-rated region with my breasts exposed. This is a no-no for no good reason.

One day, when I have the time, I’m going to ask someone official at The Lab about this. Until then, I’m going to go topless wherever I wish to, risking whatever punishment is (not) merited.

It is called freedom.

Location: maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shamon/62/79/35

Topless Tuesday Shopping

Topless Tuesday Shopping

Okay, please ignore the vagaries of the poses. I had no control over the stranger’s hand inside his body and no time to make adjustments to where my limbs showed up. Think of this as a guerrilla protest opportunity. Carpe potestatem, as it were.

There I was, wandering the SL14B Shop Till You Drop event ( SLurl ) and noticed that the regions were G-rated. “What a great place for Topless Tuesday,” I thought. And there was a guy being AFK right at a bench. Interestingly, he moved away when he “woke up.” Never before had that reaction from men when I’ve been topless.

Back to the point. Women should be allowed to be topless anywhere that men can be be topless, but while composing this picture, I believe that I came up with the rationale for women covering themselves.

Men can’t control themselves. The men who made this silly rule know that when visually stimulated by a bounteous bosom, they will give into their Id and start fondling the women they see. Men may be topless because women have such self-control that men won’t be molested by feminine hands on bare male chests.

Am I right?

Topless Tuesday Vacation

Happy Topless Tuesday!

 

Topless Tuesday 23 May 2017

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A few days vacation in (so called) Real Life means I have time to just relax in Second Life for a bit. Having received a boat as a gift, I’ve been cruising the Blake Sea and parked at Siren’s Isle for today’s picture. Yes, the region does allow topless women but not all the places I visited were Mature rated so I broke the law a few times.

One of my plans while off work is to visit the real life USS Albacore, a retired submarine in nearby Portsmouth, NH. Legally, I could be topless while visiting, subject to arrest only if a disturbance breaks out or if asked to leave by the group that runs the facility (it is privately owned, I believe). Men can visit sans shirt, too, though they aren’t likely to be escorted off. But I’ll likely go with a sweatshirt as I’ll be alone and I’m still not confident enough to be bold around people in the flesh, so to speak. When some of the area’s various topless protests happen this Summer, though, I’m of a mind to go.

What’s in My Closet: A Corset

As has been mentioned, I have two pair of jeans in Real Life, two pair of comfy sneakers, several pair of Crocs, one pair of boots, eight work shirts (between two jobs), one dress (for funerals), plus various T-shirts and sweatshirts. A pretty light closet. In Second Life, I’m a clothes horse. Hardly a week goes by I don’t buy something. If there’s a special occasion, I often spend a day shopping. My Inventory has some 30+ pair of boots because of this. And don’t get me started on hair styles.

It is rare, though, that I spend a lot of time on just one outfit, carefully selecting each element of the look and swapping out each item several times individually and in combinations so things are just right. Then I do it again the next day. Last December was the most recent time I did this (see here) but compared to the outfit below, that was a walk in the park.

 

Corset Set

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It started with the Insanya Corset. Fat Packs are seldom my choice, but this piece is so good I splurged so I could get all the colors. It comes with fitted mesh pasties, a nice bonus. Then I added some leather pants, trying each of my four pair, but that seemed too easy. Then I tried all my skirts, finishing with the Blueberry Kyla mini with straps. The first configuration was with my Maitreya mesh body, but this kinda outfit requires Go Big or Go Home, so I switched to my SLink Hourglass body. That meant the calf-high boots I really liked had to go, but the KC Zephora thigh-highs work almost as nicely.

Then I messed around with makeups and jewelry, nothing super special, though the Trilobyte cuffs look good and I had to get a new collar (Hartgummi). My wedding ring and a Magellan Detector Ring round out the set with Angelle 50mm hoop earrings.

Of course, the skin is a favorite, Lumae‘s Adore Aegean. I tried nearly every hair style I have, the Dura-Boy 63 two tone being the best, though not the last I tried. It matched the coloring I set on the corset, skirt belt and panties, and on the boots. Changing this color will be easy and I’m sure my wife will love seeing this outfit in purple.