Winter at the pub seemed to be delayed. There was no snow outside and to be honest this is the one time of year I can actually tolerate the white stuff. There is something inherently wrong with celebrating Christmas without snow. I know some people in other places get along fine without it but I am from the north so snow is a Christmas thing. Hopefully some snow would fall soon.
That said, it was still chilly. The patrons of the pub has for the most part started wearing more clothes and only a few braver souls were going in their skin. To top it off there was a firewood shortage this year so I knew I only hade enough wood to burn for only part of the winter in the fireplace. I figured I wouldn’t start doing so until say Christmas Eve and run it through January. After that it was anyone’s guess how long it would last depending on the weather.
This of course created an oddity in the pub. Oddities are constantly being created in the pub but this one caught my attention and that was a lot of the women had broken out their Christmas Sweaters and were wearing them and nothing else. Well sometimes you would see them in matching socks. The sweaters were just long enough to cover all their girl parts – barely. When it came right down to it, they were like dresses with very, very short mini-skirts. It was creating a problem for me that would require me to leave the pub area from time to time and kiss one of my wives.
Your probably thinking by now, that I am a little daft. You could ask: “Hey, aren’t you around naked women all the time with your club being clothing optional and all.” Yes, that is true but I actually find women who are partially dressed more provocative than women who are naked. The only time I find a naked woman provocative anymore is if she carries her body in a way that is deliberately sensual. Otherwise for me it is more about that ‘peek-a-boo’ effect that an outfit of a woman has. A woman who is wearing a short skirt that you are hoping will bend over in front of you is far more provocative than a woman who you can already see her bum. It’s the mystery and extrapolation of the imagination that make partially dressed women more of a problem for me. Once a woman is truly naked, the imagination and mystery are pretty much gone and the intent if the woman wishes can be sexual or more often not based on body language. The clothes are what makes that mystery.
When it comes to making mystery though, you can beat a Christmas sweater (or any sweater) on a woman. This is particularly true of the knit versions that act like a thicker version of yoga pants for the top half of a woman. I remember noticing one of the next door neighbor’s wives when I was a kid in the 70s who wore a knit sweater about a size or two too small. She was one of my first instructions in female anatomy at least of the chest region given that she was well-endowed. This is what was happening with all the women in the pub right now plus they were adding a mini-skirt like effect as well. This was causing many men to spend some time wiping sweat from their brow even though the pub was cool from the weather.
I am also pretty sure none of these women were oblivious to the fact of what they were doing. It had been deliberately done as women who understand their power as these women do act out these things almost by instinct. I really don’t worry about radical feminism as long as there are women who have figured out the true power of their sex. I mean a man who wants attention has to thump his chest and parade out his achievements. A woman who wants attention just has to dress just right, carry herself into a room well, and simply be a woman. That’s not a male weakness, that is a female strength. Some of them have put it to good use over the years.
That said, it does speak to the nature of men. Sure any man who first sees a woman naked and is not used to that will get aroused but the truth be told it is the air of mystery that women can wrap themselves in that men find attractive. It causes men’s natural curiosity to get the better of them unless they have developed self-control and even then there is always the potential for weakness. That said I would rather deal with a naked woman than a woman who dresses in such a way that it excites my curiosity. A naked woman is showing us who she really is and after a while we men can simply accept her for the beautiful human being she is, but one who is not naked and giving us some form of mystery that we want to ‘solve’ is a little more troublesome.
Thankfully, Christmas and winter only last so long.
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