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Nipple Tassels and Pasties: Sexy Style, History and Fashionable Fun

Pasties which are also known as nipple tassels were created in the 1920's for burlesque shows and follies entertainment. Today, they are worn for many reasons from adult entertainment industry performers to women who choose to wear them in place of a bra or underneath gowns, sheer or see through tops. They are also worn in place of a bikini top to enhance tanning while avoiding tan lines from bikini top straps.

Nipple tassels, also known as pasties are patches that cover a woman's nipples and areolae of the breast that are attached using various adhesives or tapes. Pasties were introduced in the 1920's through burlesque style dancing and entertainment as a way to perform topless without breaking any laws pertaining to nudity or indecent exposure. They were worn in cabarets and follies with tassels attached which became a focal point of many entertaining shows in which they were twirled around as part of the show.

As part of the adult entertainment industry in the United States today, pasties are often worn in strip clubs as a way to appease indecency laws without putting entertainers at risk for legal prosecution.

Aside from adult entertainment or burlesque style performances, applying and wearing pasties has other practical uses and applications. Many women who prefer to visit beaches or public places in which they wish to tan or almost bare it all without putting themselves at risk with indecency laws choose to wear pasties instead of swimsuit tops. Wearing pasties instead of tops that produce tan lines from the straps, pasties allow full tanning coverage without overexposure in public areas. They also serve a practical purpose as to not overexpose the areolae to sunburns considering that area of the breast is especially vulnerable to the suns rays.

With clothing, using pasties underneath sheer gowns, see-through tops or even lingerie, can help a woman avoid chaffing as well making her entire breast visible. It adds a bit of flirty discretion and comfort if she chooses to go braless.

Some women choose to wear nipple tassels or pasties also for private use as a way to enhance their intimacy, sexual pleasure or sexual attraction with their partner.

Pasties come in a variety of materials, colors and even sizes although generally they are no larger than the area to cover the nipple and full areolae. Pasties can be as simple or elaborate as one chooses and while some pasties are for a one-time use, many can be washed and reused depending on the adhesive or materials it is made out of.

Below are examples of varieties of pasties and nipple tassels.

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Pasties can be purchased online through many reputable online retailers or auction sites as well as adult entertainment shops or clothing shops specifically geared towards exotic dance wear or burlesque apparel.

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Comments (6)

Interesting Debbie. Voted.

Thank you Paulose :)

Interesting article.

Thanks Gayle. :)

Ok, I have a smile now. It is about all I can say to keep my foot out of my mouth. voted up.

lol, awesome! Thank you :)

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