Modesty has become a dirty word in our society, associated with prudes and grandmothers. Today women are taught to use their beauty and their bodies, but do they truly understand what they are using their body for when they put on the itsy, bitsy, teeny, weenie bikini?
With spring around the corner, we will all be shopping for swimsuits soon enough. Having a pool in my own backyard, I’m no stranger to swimsuit shopping. Last year, I found and fell in love with a new line of swimwear. With a love of classic 1950’s inspired fashion, it was no wonder I found Rey Swimwear, with their Audrey Hepburn influenced designs, tasteful and beautiful at the same time. However, I did not decide to write this article as an advertisement for the company.
Instead, I want to share the thought provoking presentation Jessica Rey, designer, actress, and Christian, delivered explaining her motivation for her modest line of swimwear. In the video below, Rey gives a Godly and inspiring perspective on modesty and swimwear that will have you thinking twice about the itsy, bitsy bikini!
Contrary to what many may think, the argument made for modesty is not entirely faith-based. Using scientific evidence, Rey makes her case for modesty. Surprisingly, brain scans show how scantily clad women have an effect on the way they are seen by the opposite sex. Scans show that the male brain is stimulated, but not in the areas you may think. Research shows, the male brain reacts to these women as it would react to a tool! That’s right, an object. With little to no activity noted in the medial pre-frontal cortex, the part of the brain that would light up when one ponders another’s thoughts, feelings, and intentions, women should definitely ask themselves if they want to be recognized as a tool or a person when picking their attire.
Full of insightful information about the evolution of the bathing suit, as well as how the image we portray influences how we are viewed and treated by others, I hope you will take the time to watch and consider the points made in the video below:
Although we do not receive any financial incentive for advertising Rey Swimwear, I encourage you to browse and shop the website by clicking on the hyperlink. Let’s make modesty and dignity the preferred form of ‘sexy!’