However, media reports in recent years note that the number of women sunbathing topless on French beaches has markedly declined, and that younger French women have become more disapproving of exposing breasts in public. Remembrance of Thongs Past". Intimate part Exhibitionism Voyeurism Anasyrma Candaulism Mooning Striptease Stripper feminist stripper Softcore pornography Erotic photography Sexual objectification Clothed female, naked male Clothed male, naked female. Archived from the original on 20 January During the 16th century, women's fashions displaying their breasts were common in society, from Queens to common prostitutes, and emulated by all classes. Exposure of the torso, breasts, midriff and navel were especially taboo. Archived from the original on 4 July
Female toplessness has also become somewhat common during Mardi Gras in New Orleans  during which women "flash" briefly expose their breasts in return for strings of plastic beads,  and at Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro , where floats occasionally feature topless women. They speak against the proposed notion that their rightful place was below their male counterparts.
During , Australian police banned female members of the Papunya community from using a public park in the city of Alice Springs to practice a traditional Aboriginal dance while topless.
He wrote that the producers of Rapa-Nui , which featured repeated scenes of bare-breasted native women, got away with ongoing toplessness because of the women's brown skin:. The word "topless" usually refers to a woman who is naked above her waist or hips or, at least, whose breasts are exposed to public view, specifically including her areola and nipples.