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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-04 01:04 PM
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171. So, without cosmetics women are "dull, drab, and boring"??
What a shame. (I haven't noticed this, myself, strongly preferring the "fresh out of the shower" condition.)

I personally find artificial scents, tattoos, piercings, dirt and grease (make-up), and baubles and beads rather primitive, ignorant, and unhealthy. I use absolutely none of these myself and regard "less is better" a reliable guide.

Lipstick, for example, was originally "invented" by French courtesans (prostitutes) who'd use the red grease to mark a "depth gauge" on a man's penis. It was a form of "advertising." In the salons of the time, other women adopted this affectation as a "risque" and "avant garde" fashion. That, of course, was when women were widely viewed as chattel.
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