We've spilled a fair amount of virtual ink on the increasing slutification of Halloween, but as an article in this Sunday's Washington Post shows, Halloween is not the only time for skin-bearing fantasies. There's also the Ren Faire. Anyone whose been to a Renaissance Festival has certainly seen the wenches. They're a staple of festival life and pretty hard to miss, due in part to the popularity of low-cut bodices and corsets. According to Pam Taylor, owner of a shop called Bullseye Designs, bodices are by far the best-seller.
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Couples dressed like DC Comics characters cavort with buxom wenches, white people inexplicably wear outfits typical of Japanese rice farmers, and dominants drag their submissives around on leashes. Whether you see people walking their subs around on leashes or not, people who practice kink and BDSM are almost certainly attending the Ren Faire near you. Sex had to be a part of the experience for some of the adults who attended. A hookup culture and relevant meetup groups seemed more than likely. On FetLife.
At Ren Faire, all women are wenches. But the constant sexual innuendo is tiresome. I remember a woman with a pear nestled between her breasts. In fact, the line between fetishwear and Ren Faire costumes is alarmingly thin; the chain mail shop sells armor fit for battle, but it seemed to be doing a much more brisk business in belly chains.
My God! I thought. Option 1: Consult a Reference Work! Therefore to reduce those Breasts that hang flagging out of all comely shape and form, that they may be plump, round and smaller, bind them up close to you with caps or bags that will just fit them, and so let them continue for some nights.