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    the brown skin girl in yellow warms my heart..i think she's beautiful

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    I think if some people were able to try on their costumes before purchasing that may help. It takes a lot of self confidence, dieting and not hitting the gym prior to carnival is not optional anymore. Some people both men and women looked great and had some serious WOW bodies in Trinidad. Every year the costumes are getting a lot smaller and costing more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pebbles362436 View Post
    I think if some people were able to try on their costumes before purchasing that may help. It takes a lot of self confidence, dieting and not hitting the gym prior to carnival is not optional anymore. Some people both men and women looked great and had some serious WOW bodies in Trinidad. Every year the costumes are getting a lot smaller and costing more.
    so u are saying, as long as u look good or u have a good body then nothing wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWAGGERIFIC View Post
    so u are saying, as long as u look good or u have a good body then nothing wrong?
    As long as I am not topless at any carnivals and I can alter my costume to meet my needs to coverup a little more cool. People do have options to wear more if they need to but some don't. The negative attention some people get on fb should be a BIG WARNING sign.

    However, I had one person last year who lost over a 180lbs and used my carnival costume to get herself into tip top shape. Since the last time she wore a bikini was at age 13. So sometimes it is a good thing as it can be a motivation to be healthy and look good for some. I had a blast styling her and turning her into a carnival diva.

    Honestly, it was personally a very difficult decision for me this year. Blowing that much on a costume. But after a couple drinks I felt better and was like I only have one life to live. I am not cheap whenever it comes to me.lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capitaine View Post
    Precisely

    the things is

    the majority of these people exploited these woman on the concept of Freedom or Carnival

    they only things they are worry about is to get attention and if that mean parading naked in the street during Carnival in front of children

    they will convince them to do it without any remorse

    and since most men thesedays are perverts who have becomes very addict to porn

    looking at these naked women parading the street like stripper in a strip club is like paradise for them

    they Feel sexcited by it and will pay big grant for it
    Perverts are every where no matter the time or place or event. I have seen men who grab women or touch them up just because they have the urge to. Most men enjoy seeing many women in skimpy costumes on the road because they love the sight and most they would do is go up behind them and wine/wukkup nothing more.

    Some people and band leaders are into a follow fashion thing when they design certain costumes but somehow I am sure some of them see the beauty of less. It might be enjoying the beauty of bodies in a two piece surrounded by beautiful beads, feathers, and headpieces on the road.

    My view is: Bandleaders should not be into just creating beautiful skimpy costumes but making sure all their masqueraders look pretty no matter their shape or size. Everyone should play mas but not everyone could pull off just pasties and a thong. Not everyone could pull off the cage bra and look stylish. I see some band leaders giving too much freedom to modify a costume. I wonder if some people realize they in a band and not their band or in their home or on the beach. I agree with being creative with the boots and shoes but it should match the costume. I feel some people are exhibitionists though.

    I played in a band where I see people come with tights or a t-shirt that just throw the design of the costume off. I heard the band leader say I don't know why they did that we already told them what color tights and t-shirt to wear? Sometimes people don't think about the presentation for the bandleader and wear an off color garment with the costume. Whose band is it really?

    You mentioned freedom but what type of freedom should be encouraged?
    Freedom to get a chance a play mas in a skimpy costume?
    Or is it freedom to modify a costume that it is not even close to the original design?
    If I was a mas designer I would create my one design for a section and then show allowed modifications to accommodate the varying body shapes.
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    O jeezan, I got to page 4 and stopped cause some of the comments started to just get annoying with all the personal jibes and off-topic stuff.

    Swaggerific, however, made an excellent point in that a lot of the tourists come to the Carnival (and the Caribbean) for sex. Period. About a week or so ago columnist Raymond Ramcharitar wrote as much in the Guardian and plenty people were pissed off at him (admittedly, I think Ramcharitar has his own middle-class issues and myopia to get over but he was on the mark with that argument). The fact is that since it was colonised the Caribbean has been a place where Europeans/Euro-Americans saw as a place where they could be free from their sexually repressiveness and prudery and where they could vent all their sexual fantasies (and perversions).

    Having said that I am in no way in favour of the government passing any more laws regulating nudity in public. That is EXACTLY the kind of repressive attitude that leads to what you have been seeing on the streets during Carnival time. Almost all the women you see displaying themselves and dancing in what the law calls "lewd and suggestive" do so because deep down they use this period to fling off the pent up sexuality that comes from a society that is deeply hypocritical, chauvinistic and double-standard when it comes to sex. Keep in mind that "bikini mas" partly came about when more women began to get involved in mas playing and it was THEY who demanded that the designers use less and less clothing.

    This is a somewhat complex issue and the so-called nakedness in the Mas actually highlights several sub-levels all of which need to be addressed. Now being a man me eh have no problem with a naked beautiful woman and I've said it a dozen times that even in nakedness and eroticism there is art and sacred expression. I remember going to a conference in UWI some years ago and this same issue of nakedness in Mas came up and Dr Molly Ahye made some very interesting comments about the fact that in West Africa (where part of our Mas originated) women dance bare-breasted during their Carnival celebrations (ie the Egungun celebrations) and showed how that is linked to their sincere ideas of the Divine. Like I said, even in nakedness there can be art and prayer.

    The problem arises -- and this is why I deeply hate the bikini mas in Trinidad -- where there is no real understanding of what makes Trinidad carnival what it is and was and we scramble to pander to what we believe the tourists will relate to. Because we have a deeply embedded sense of self-contempt and doubt, you found that many masmakers were only too quick to look to Brazil and the Las Vegas showgirl stupidness to bring out what they THINK the tourists would want while at the same time responding to the women's demands for less restrictive clothing.

    If we embarked upon a radical drive of education concerning sex that is not contaminated by religious strictures (so yuh know that eh happening here) and link that with a proper educational drive on the history and significance of Carnival in the Trinidad context, you'd be surprised at how the nudity that will come out (anyway) will regulate itself. There will always be some form of nakedness and eroticism, Carnival has always been about that since its beginnings in ancient Egypt 5000 years ago (it's a fertility festival for f**k's sake) through the Greek and Roman Saturnalia and Lupercalia festivals and the Christian version of Easter. So that eh going nowhe. But at least it will be a little more tasteful and reinforced by a more sex-positive approach in everyday living rather than the repressive, prudish, Victorian insanity that we have now that is responsible for the tasteless, de-linked nakedness everybody complaining about and running for dey bible, Gita or Quran talking some arseness about "morality".
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    That's the main reason why is it all men dream to go to Trinidad Carnival to see them females have restriction on how them girls suppose to look going to make Trinidad Carnival lose its popularity this is a bad idea Trini government stay away from it just like put restriction on them gurls in New Orleans Mardi Gras not to flash their boobs nonsense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ananci_7 View Post
    O jeezan, I got to page 4 and stopped cause some of the comments started to just get annoying with all the personal jibes and off-topic stuff.

    Swaggerific, however, made an excellent point in that a lot of the tourists come to the Carnival (and the Caribbean) for sex. Period. About a week or so ago columnist Raymond Ramcharitar wrote as much in the Guardian and plenty people were pissed off at him (admittedly, I think Ramcharitar has his own middle-class issues and myopia to get over but he was on the mark with that argument). The fact is that since it was colonised the Caribbean has been a place where Europeans/Euro-Americans saw as a place where they could be free from their sexually repressiveness and prudery and where they could vent all their sexual fantasies (and perversions).

    Having said that I am in no way in favour of the government passing any more laws regulating nudity in public. That is EXACTLY the kind of repressive attitude that leads to what you have been seeing on the streets during Carnival time. Almost all the women you see displaying themselves and dancing in what the law calls "lewd and suggestive" do so because deep down they use this period to fling off the pent up sexuality that comes from a society that is deeply hypocritical, chauvinistic and double-standard when it comes to sex. Keep in mind that "bikini mas" partly came about when more women began to get involved in mas playing and it was THEY who demanded that the designers use less and less clothing.

    This is a somewhat complex issue and the so-called nakedness in the Mas actually highlights several sub-levels all of which need to be addressed. Now being a man me eh have no problem with a naked beautiful woman and I've said it a dozen times that even in nakedness and eroticism there is art and sacred expression. I remember going to a conference in UWI some years ago and this same issue of nakedness in Mas came up and Dr Molly Ahye made some very interesting comments about the fact that in West Africa (where part of our Mas originated) women dance bare-breasted during their Carnival celebrations (ie the Egungun celebrations) and showed how that is linked to their sincere ideas of the Divine. Like I said, even in nakedness there can be art and prayer.

    The problem arises -- and this is why I deeply hate the bikini mas in Trinidad -- where there is no real understanding of what makes Trinidad carnival what it is and was and we scramble to pander to what we believe the tourists will relate to. Because we have a deeply embedded sense of self-contempt and doubt, you found that many masmakers were only too quick to look to Brazil and the Las Vegas showgirl stupidness to bring out what they THINK the tourists would want while at the same time responding to the women's demands for less restrictive clothing.

    If we embarked upon a radical drive of education concerning sex that is not contaminated by religious strictures (so yuh know that eh happening here) and link that with a proper educational drive on the history and significance of Carnival in the Trinidad context, you'd be surprised at how the nudity that will come out (anyway) will regulate itself. There will always be some form of nakedness and eroticism, Carnival has always been about that since its beginnings in ancient Egypt 5000 years ago (it's a fertility festival for f**k's sake) through the Greek and Roman Saturnalia and Lupercalia festivals and the Christian version of Easter. So that eh going nowhe. But at least it will be a little more tasteful and reinforced by a more sex-positive approach in everyday living rather than the repressive, prudish, Victorian insanity that we have now that is responsible for the tasteless, de-linked nakedness everybody complaining about and running for dey bible, Gita or Quran talking some arseness about "morality".
    you make it sounds it is all about Sex

    is Carnival an Adult event like a playboy Party, or Cultural event?

    because from what i know not to long ego Carnival used to be the biggest cultural event where you can come to enjoy with your whole family including children

    Now the fact that you have a woman in this thread who probably have a brain of chicken talking about not to bring under 18 year old in carnival should tell about all that is wrong with it thesedays

    It turns out that many black women these days have developed a hooker mentality, where they see the carnival as an ideal time to attract tourist attention by selling their bodies on the street

    and if this trend continue sooner rather than later
    The T&T Carnival will look more like a girl gone wild party rather than a Cultural event and that will be a disgrace to the black women's image everywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriniTrini View Post
    Perverts are every where no matter the time or place or event. I have seen men who grab women or touch them up just because they have the urge to. Most men enjoy seeing many women in skimpy costumes on the road because they love the sight and most they would do is go up behind them and wine/wukkup nothing more.

    Some people and band leaders are into a follow fashion thing when they design certain costumes but somehow I am sure some of them see the beauty of less. It might be enjoying the beauty of bodies in a two piece surrounded by beautiful beads, feathers, and headpieces on the road.

    My view is: Bandleaders should not be into just creating beautiful skimpy costumes but making sure all their masqueraders look pretty no matter their shape or size. Everyone should play mas but not everyone could pull off just pasties and a thong. Not everyone could pull off the cage bra and look stylish. I see some band leaders giving too much freedom to modify a costume. I wonder if some people realize they in a band and not their band or in their home or on the beach. I agree with being creative with the boots and shoes but it should match the costume. I feel some people are exhibitionists though.

    I played in a band where I see people come with tights or a t-shirt that just throw the design of the costume off. I heard the band leader say I don't know why they did that we already told them what color tights and t-shirt to wear? Sometimes people don't think about the presentation for the bandleader and wear an off color garment with the costume. Whose band is it really?

    You mentioned freedom but what type of freedom should be encouraged?
    Freedom to get a chance a play mas in a skimpy costume?
    Or is it freedom to modify a costume that it is not even close to the original design?
    If I was a mas designer I would create my one design for a section and then show allowed modifications to accommodate the varying body shapes.
    you right Perverts are everywhere particularly where there's a lot of naked women

    the common sense is
    These band leader and the people who organize the Carnival need to bring some discipline and common sense in the way their design their costume

    what if an adolescent decide she want to wear these naked costume

    will she allow to do so since most people find nothing wrong with it?

    whether you are sexy or Fat one should not be allow to parade the street naked in a Cultural event

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ananci_7 View Post
    O jeezan, I got to page 4 and stopped cause some of the comments started to just get annoying with all the personal jibes and off-topic stuff.
    It was annoying

    Quote Originally Posted by Ananci_7 View Post
    Swaggerific, however, made an excellent point in that a lot of the tourists come to the Carnival (and the Caribbean) for sex. Period. About a week or so ago columnist Raymond Ramcharitar wrote as much in the Guardian and plenty people were pissed off at him (admittedly, I think Ramcharitar has his own middle-class issues and myopia to get over but he was on the mark with that argument). The fact is that since it was colonised the Caribbean has been a place where Europeans/Euro-Americans saw as a place where they could be free from their sexually repressiveness and prudery and where they could vent all their sexual fantasies (and perversions).
    Pretty much. I agree this happens.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ananci_7 View Post
    Having said that I am in no way in favour of the government passing any more laws regulating nudity in public. That is EXACTLY the kind of repressive attitude that leads to what you have been seeing on the streets during Carnival time. Almost all the women you see displaying themselves and dancing in what the law calls "lewd and suggestive" do so because deep down they use this period to fling off the pent up sexuality that comes from a society that is deeply hypocritical, chauvinistic and double-standard when it comes to sex. Keep in mind that "bikini mas" partly came about when more women began to get involved in mas playing and it was THEY who demanded that the designers use less and less clothing.
    I don't think they should pass more laws unless we are going down a road certain behavior has caused unexpected issues for nationals. Society is indeed hypocritical, chauvinistic and double-standard for a number of things. I have had an experience where a man was insulting and degrading in his behavior to me but he would never do what he did to men.

    Nothing wrong with Bikini mas, it is one of the most beautiful expressions of freeness, highlights the curves of the female body, and most of all if the designer and costume creator did their job well the ladies look absolutely lovely like models and queens.

    What is wrong to me are those of varying complexions who tacky up bikini mas and one will have to say:

    However, I am well aware that some people like to go overboard (sometimes for attention) and some really do what they feel like doing no matter what people say or might say.

    I still maintain that band leaders have to set the tone and not allow too much changes to the original design of a section. This is mas culture not a fashion show in a building were the designer can do whatever he/she wants or hedonism enclaves. This is mas culture not the road to wear less than bikini mas. The designers already granted the wish for bikini mas for years now why we encouraging less and less and less. Carnival is a parade of mas. Why is it becoming more and more a culture to expose. That is not mas.

    I want to know why we can't invest in creating mas local. That is where people can get jobs. Why can't we have a proper discussion about the assness of the high prices during Carnival.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ananci_7 View Post
    This is a somewhat complex issue and the so-called nakedness in the Mas actually highlights several sub-levels all of which need to be addressed. Now being a man me eh have no problem with a naked beautiful woman and I've said it a dozen times that even in nakedness and eroticism there is art and sacred expression. I remember going to a conference in UWI some years ago and this same issue of nakedness in Mas came up and Dr Molly Ahye made some very interesting comments about the fact that in West Africa (where part of our Mas originated) women dance bare-breasted during their Carnival celebrations (ie the Egungun celebrations) and showed how that is linked to their sincere ideas of the Divine. Like I said, even in nakedness there can be art and prayer.
    I am aware of dancing by natives of Africa by women who are topless but the ones I have seen is not even sexualized. Dancing their native dances.

    I see dancing on the streets during Carnival time in different parts of the world as if they are engaging in dry sex. I feel that is the only sex some people do get. I see people try to pose sexually on the road but it doh even look sexual just weird. And sexiness does not even have to be about making your baxside the center of attention in a photo. I wonder if some people try to practice in the mirror nice sexy poses.

    Never had a problem with nakedness unless the time is not for it. Sort of time and place.

    I have seen naked photos before online and the poser and photographer captured the beauty of the human body well. It did not look tacky. It did not look stink. It would make a person proud to have breasts and what not.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ananci_7 View Post
    The problem arises -- and this is why I deeply hate the bikini mas in Trinidad -- where there is no real understanding of what makes Trinidad carnival what it is and was and we scramble to pander to what we believe the tourists will relate to. Because we have a deeply embedded sense of self-contempt and doubt, you found that many masmakers were only too quick to look to Brazil and the Las Vegas showgirl stupidness to bring out what they THINK the tourists would want while at the same time responding to the women's demands for less restrictive clothing.
    Carnival is a time to free up to many people.
    Time to drink, wine, jump and jam for many.
    A time to dress up pretty pretty in glitter and makeup and forget about all their issues and stress for two or more days.
    Some see it as chance to look like the show girls or Brazillians etc. And most do look gorgeous.

    Some people don't like certain bras because it hurts their breasts.
    Maybe they should invest in learning how to get the masqueraders bras that feel comfortable.
    Some people won't wear stockings because it is too restrictive or don't fit right.
    Some just love showing their skin because they feel free.

    But I love culture and some people have discarded culture to follow fashion in some degree but don't respect or know of the history of carnival and music. I feel using ideas from around the world is nice but not so much to obliterate our culture.

    See this quote below:
    For African people, carnival became a way to express their power as individuals, as well as their rich cultural traditions. After 1838 (when slavery was abolished), the freed Africans began to host their own carnival celebrations in the streets that grew more and more elaborate, and soon became more popular than the balls.
    What is our culture? Why has it been discarded in favor of outside influences more?


    Quote Originally Posted by Ananci_7 View Post

    If we embarked upon a radical drive of education concerning sex that is not contaminated by religious strictures (so yuh know that eh happening here) and link that with a proper educational drive on the history and significance of Carnival in the Trinidad context, you'd be surprised at how the nudity that will come out (anyway) will regulate itself. There will always be some form of nakedness and eroticism, Carnival has always been about that since its beginnings in ancient Egypt 5000 years ago (it's a fertility festival for f**k's sake) through the Greek and Roman Saturnalia and Lupercalia festivals and the Christian version of Easter. So that eh going nowhe. But at least it will be a little more tasteful and reinforced by a more sex-positive approach in everyday living rather than the repressive, prudish, Victorian insanity that we have now that is responsible for the tasteless, de-linked nakedness everybody complaining about and running for dey bible, Gita or Quran talking some arseness about "morality".
    This is not a morality thing, or a sexuality thing or Egypt or Lupercalia or any of those things.
    When the first carnivals were occuring the former slaves put our Caribbean twist in it and had influences of the traditions from Africa. People had a nice time.

    This is why I am really annoyed at many people who don't respect the traditional mas and feel it should go away. They are continuing our culture at least while others are trying to embrace outside influences more than keeping our culture around and creating around our culture.
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    How this thread get this far

    If yuh afraid a skin keep yuh buller selves at home

    If yuh insecure start working out now for next carnival

    Leave me to enjoy skin and pasties please smh

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBlackNWhite View Post


    How this thread get this far

    If yuh afraid a skin keep yuh buller selves at home

    If yuh insecure start working out now for next carnival

    Leave me to enjoy skin and pasties please smh
    well this is not a simple argument, most people have valid points...if u are not educated enough to engage in intelligent discourse...then get the hence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TriniTrini View Post
    It was annoying


    Pretty much. I agree this happens.



    I don't think they should pass more laws unless we are going down a road certain behavior has caused unexpected issues for nationals. Society is indeed hypocritical, chauvinistic and double-standard for a number of things. I have had an experience where a man was insulting and degrading in his behavior to me but he would never do what he did to men.

    Nothing wrong with Bikini mas, it is one of the most beautiful expressions of freeness, highlights the curves of the female body, and most of all if the designer and costume creator did their job well the ladies look absolutely lovely like models and queens.

    What is wrong to me are those of varying complexions who tacky up bikini mas and one will have to say:

    However, I am well aware that some people like to go overboard (sometimes for attention) and some really do what they feel like doing no matter what people say or might say.

    I still maintain that band leaders have to set the tone and not allow too much changes to the original design of a section. This is mas culture not a fashion show in a building were the designer can do whatever he/she wants or hedonism enclaves. This is mas culture not the road to wear less than bikini mas. The designers already granted the wish for bikini mas for years now why we encouraging less and less and less. Carnival is a parade of mas. Why is it becoming more and more a culture to expose. That is not mas.

    I want to know why we can't invest in creating mas local. That is where people can get jobs. Why can't we have a proper discussion about the assness of the high prices during Carnival.



    I am aware of dancing by natives of Africa by women who are topless but the ones I have seen is not even sexualized. Dancing their native dances.

    I see dancing on the streets during Carnival time in different parts of the world as if they are engaging in dry sex. I feel that is the only sex some people do get. I see people try to pose sexually on the road but it doh even look sexual just weird. And sexiness does not even have to be about making your baxside the center of attention in a photo. I wonder if some people try to practice in the mirror nice sexy poses.

    Never had a problem with nakedness unless the time is not for it. Sort of time and place.

    I have seen naked photos before online and the poser and photographer captured the beauty of the human body well. It did not look tacky. It did not look stink. It would make a person proud to have breasts and what not.




    Carnival is a time to free up to many people.
    Time to drink, wine, jump and jam for many.
    A time to dress up pretty pretty in glitter and makeup and forget about all their issues and stress for two or more days.
    Some see it as chance to look like the show girls or Brazillians etc. And most do look gorgeous.

    Some people don't like certain bras because it hurts their breasts.
    Maybe they should invest in learning how to get the masqueraders bras that feel comfortable.
    Some people won't wear stockings because it is too restrictive or don't fit right.
    Some just love showing their skin because they feel free.

    But I love culture and some people have discarded culture to follow fashion in some degree but don't respect or know of the history of carnival and music. I feel using ideas from around the world is nice but not so much to obliterate our culture.

    See this quote below:


    What is our culture? Why has it been discarded in favor of outside influences more?




    This is not a morality thing, or a sexuality thing or Egypt or Lupercalia or any of those things.
    When the first carnivals were occuring the former slaves put our Caribbean twist in it and had influences of the traditions from Africa. People had a nice time.

    This is why I am really annoyed at many people who don't respect the traditional mas and feel it should go away. They are continuing our culture at least while others are trying to embrace outside influences more than keeping our culture around and creating around our culture.
    i wish more women think like you

    unlike many other you seem to be the voice of reason and common sense here
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