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Why Do People Tan So Much?  
User currently offlineDavid B. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2846 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?


Teenage-know-it-alls should be shot on sight
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User currently offlineJared From United States of America, joined May 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2817 times:

I think it's dumb, like you.

Especially tanning beds, that type of crap. Even actual sunlight can be bad for you, so overdoing that is lame as well.

Then again, I'm not one for fashion.


User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2804 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.

User currently offlineRolex01 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2798 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.



User currently offlineDavid B. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2788 times:

Jared

If you dont wanna answer the question or If you hold a grudge then dont respond. That simple.



Teenage-know-it-alls should be shot on sight
User currently offlineAmerican_4275 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1076 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2788 times:

A lot of my friends (that are girls) went to sunny places like Florida or Aruba for vacation. A nice tan, in my opinion, makes a girl look so hot. 'Nuff said.


American_4275


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 36
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2790 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.

Regards

Dan


User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2787 times:

With my skin type I can't tan, I burn!

User currently offline764er From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2779 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. Big grin But from that last statement of yours...  Big grin 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.


User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2766 times:

prediction:

in 25 years the law offices of Dewey Cheatem and Howe will sue the manufacturers of tanning beds because they did not write "this may cause cancer" on the bulbs warning the patrons


User currently offlineRolex01 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2759 times:

Lubcha, that was helarious! errr.

User currently offlineAIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

I'm a fake'n'baker, yes, it may be unhealthy, but the ironic thing, looking tanned makes you seem healthier than the "pale". I tan about once a week, or once every two weeks. I'm not excessive though.

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6260 posts, RR: 34
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2736 times:

LOL !

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.



Is grammar no longer taught is schools? Saying "me and her" or some such implies illiteracy.
User currently offlineJared From United States of America, joined May 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

DAVID!

I didn't mean that! I just read my post again, and realized that it sounded wrong, and scrolled down to see your post.

I just meant I think it's dumb just like you think it's dumb!

Don't know why I left that out. Did not mean it the way it seemed buddy.


User currently offlineJared From United States of America, joined May 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2731 times:

Oh, 764er already defended me..SORT OF! ASS!  Smile

User currently offlineHartsfieldboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 552 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2721 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.

User currently offlineTurbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks ago) and read 2711 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).
-turbolet


User currently offlineHepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks ago) and read 2706 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.

Hepkat (glad to be me!)


User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2728 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2694 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 !



" Help, help ... I'm being oppressed ... "
User currently offlineRolex01 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2687 times:

Anyone ever fell asleep in a tanning bed before? I did.. Lucky it has that automatic shut off.




User currently offlineRolex01 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2681 times:

Pacificjourney (Bricktop)


Rolex01 (Vinny)



"Thank you for that".


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6260 posts, RR: 34
Reply 21, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2676 times:

One simple question. What country has the highest melanoma rate in the world?

In answer to your question though, I would much rather date a woman with glowing white, heathy skin than one with nice, dark, tough leather skin.



Is grammar no longer taught is schools? Saying "me and her" or some such implies illiteracy.
User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2728 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2672 times:

Write slower, I don't get it ????


" Help, help ... I'm being oppressed ... "
User currently offlineToadpipe From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2666 times:

"One simple question. What country has the highest melanoma rate in the world? "

Answer: George Hamilton



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