David B. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5 Posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2936 times:
Why do light skined people like to tan so much? Darker skin as a fashion statement? Overdoing it can lead to skin cancer and painful sunburn. This seems to be a fashion trend in the States. How about in other parts of the world? I have a friend who like to worship the sun. Hes now a whole lot darker then he used to be. My other friends dont do it because they believe its bad for health. Any thoughts?
BWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2894 times:
I get very tanned, though it isn't because I am a sun worshipper. Its simply because I'm outside constantly for nine months of the year playing sports and so on, so I can't really help it at all. I could sit inside doing nothing, but that would be even more harmful to my health. I just wear sunscreen and continue with my outdoor lifestyle.
Rolex01 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2888 times:
They wanna tan to be darker... Darker is good. I tanned up till a few years ago, and I can tolerate the sun much better than if I didnt. You may get skin cancer from fake baking, but, you have a much better chance of getting it from the real sun... If you get your base tan, you will not burn as easy.
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2880 times:
I tan really well, but I've never been sunburnt in my life. Its kinda crazy, considering my mom got that er... (name escapes me), bad ....... sunstroke! yeah, apparently its quite nasty, but I have had no problems, so far, touch wood.
764er From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2869 times:
LOL David B. I think Jared's saying he thinks tanning is a dumb idea, as do you. Not he thinks tanning is dumb and YOU'RE dumb, as well. But from that last statement of yours... Maybe he's just being a dick though, lol.
Anyway, just like everything else, people think it looks good. A decent tan looks good, but those hos who sit out in the sun all day look like shit. My advice: don't over do it.
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6287 posts, RR: 34
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2826 times:
I know people that claim to be superior to Black, Latin and Oriental people because of the color of their skin. However, these same people sit out in the sun for hours every day to get darker skin. What is wrong with this picture?
As for the myth of "healthier" looking. Ask the woman I know that used to sunbathe herself to a very dark tan. She is 52 years old now. She looks rather less appealing than her 80 year old neighbor and regrets every minute that she spent on getting "that perfect tan"
When I run my hands over the skin of a woman I live, I want soft and smooth, not artificially darkand wrinkled. Of corse since I tend to prefer hispanic women, I guess I don't need to worry much about tans.
Sorry if that came out wrong. Just a bit of truth that I can't phrase better right now.
Hartsfieldboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 552 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2811 times:
The answer is simple: who would you rather date, a pasty white person or a tanned one? Thankfully, I'm Brazilian, so i tan very well. However, I haven't been to the beach in a while, so I'm not as tanned is I would like to be.
Turbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2801 times:
Tanning? In summer I always try to get a healthy tan. That doesn't mean I fry myself like chicken nuggets (you know which fast food chain I'm referring to), but I get a brownish colour.
As for girls, I hate girls with very pale, milky-white skin. I'm always more likely to pick a girl who has a tanned skin (not burnt to ashes though).
Hepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2796 times:
As a black man, I've gotta say, whites tend to overdo it when they go to get a tan. I mean, a little tan is healthy looking, but most of the people I know are sun worshippers, spending hours in the sun. I've tried to tell them they'll end up regretting it when they get older but no one listens. People who tan too often will end up with very wrinkly skin, with all sorts of spots and maladies, and most importantly, the skin won't be smooth to the touch, which is the most important to me. I simply must feel that electric, pleasurable charge when I shower my lover with tender caressings.
As for me, I'm very happy to be black, it means my skin stays silky smooth till the day I die. All the women I know envy me for my smooth skin, and ask me what I do. Stay out of the sun, I tell them.
Pacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2732 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2784 times:
I can't believe what I am reading here. It is like some kind of 60's time warp ! A tan is sexy, a tan is healthy ?
My sister just had a melanoma cut out of her nose. She is 31 ! Imagine of sexy and healthy she feels with a big hole in her face !
Apart from the health risks, tanning is just sooooo boring !!! People go to the beach and what do they do ... nothing ! They just lie there baking ?????
Tanning beds ... some kind of crutch for the insecure or what ? Go to gym or swimming pool instead, excercise and get a natural high which is actually healthy (and sexy) for you.
In Australia and NZ about the only people who tan anymore are tourists. It is not only unfashionable but downright dangerous. I wish it were not so as I used to like nude beaches, letting it all hang out, but it just isn't worth the risk !