Pasties are sometimes worn by erotic dancers or burlesque entertainers to give the impression of toplessness while avoiding prosecution under local public indecency laws which prohibit exposure of the nipple and areola.
Pasties were and may still be worn by some actresses while filming an otherwise apparently topless or nude scene, which is not caught by the camera angle.
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The French have traditionally been relaxed with nudity and toplessness in entertainment, and dancers and actresses performed topless during the s and beyond in musical theater and cinema.
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To maintain youthful-looking bosoms women could employ wet nurses to breastfeed their children. A federal lawsuit filed in the 10th Circuit Colorado , was decided at the appellate level. Until recent times, women who went topless were cited for indecent exposure or lewdness. There were exceptions: Aphrodite , the goddess of love, was more frequently portrayed fully nude, though in postures that were intended to portray shyness or modesty, a portrayal that has been compared to modern pin-ups by historian Marilyn Yalom. The Habiba Chaouch Foundation.