We have some intriguing verses in both the Old and New Testament pertaining to how a woman should attract a man for marriage, enabling him to honorably copulate with her and her with him, and facilitate production of babes in the womb.
Specifically, just what is acceptable for a man not yet married to a particular woman to see pertaining to her potentially-unclothed body before he marries her, and what is acceptable for a woman not yet married to a particular man to show of her potentially-unclothed body before she marries him.
Should western women be required to wear islamic-fundamentalist hijab burkas in which they cover everything (occasionally with the obscene exception of toes-exposing sandaled feet) with shawls, especially colored black when in the hot sun without air conditioning? Understandably wearing long-sleeved robes with shawls covering the head is one thing, but like wearing snowmobile suits during warm-day temperatures, imposing mosquito-netting taliban-type veils over female faces is too extreme (and even suggestive of prostitution):
Genesis 38:15 When Judah saw her, he thought her to be a harlot, for she had covered her face.
Within the Sacred-66-books Holy Bible, Scripture informs us:
Job 31:1 "I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I look upon a virgin?
2 What would be my portion from God above, and my heritage from the Almighty on high?
3 Does not calamity befall the unrighteous, and disaster the workers of iniquity?
4 Does not he see my ways, and number all my steps?
9 "If my heart has been enticed to a woman, and I have lain in wait at my neighbor's door;
10 then let my wife grind for another, and let others bow down upon her.
11 For that would be a heinous crime; that would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges;
12 for that would be a fire which consumes to Abaddon, and it would burn to the root all my increase.
Matt 5:27 "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.'
28 But I say to you that every one who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
29 If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and throw it away; it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell.
30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.
It probably is obvious to either of both genders that erotic lust can come into play relating to how a woman is adequately or properly dressed, misdressed, or not dressed at all involving what body parts she exposes to a man which he accidently or deliberately happens to see and/or continues to view as much as he can.
Contemplate the following verses, the allowances and prohibitions pertaining to a woman's publicly-observable nudity, or lack of it, and the rationale behind them:
Genesis 2:25 And the man and his wife were both naked, and were not ashamed.
Gen 3:7 Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons.
Gen 3:10 And he said, "I heard the sound of thee in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself."
Gen 3:11 He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?"
Gen 3:21 And the LORD God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins, and clothed them.
Ex 20:26 And you shall not go up by steps to my altar, that your nakedness be not exposed on it.'
Ex 28:42 And you shall make for them linen breeches to cover their naked flesh; from the loins to the thighs they shall reach (underpants required, in contrast to the upside-down monk butts seen in Monty Python's Holy Grail)...
Leviticus 18:9 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father or the daughter of your mother, whether born at home or born abroad.
Lev 18:10 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your son's daughter or of your daughter's daughter, for their nakedness is your own nakedness.
Lev 18:11 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife's daughter, begotten by your father, since she is your sister.
Lev 18:15 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law; she is your son's wife, you shall not uncover her nakedness.
Lev 18:16 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother's wife; she is your brother's nakedness.
Lev 20:19 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister or of your father's sister, for that is to make naked one's near kin; they shall bear their iniquity.
2 Chron 28:15 And the men who have been mentioned by name rose and took the captives, and with the spoil they clothed all that were naked among them; they clothed them, gave them sandals...
Job 1:21 And he said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return; the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD."
Job 24:7 They lie all night naked, without clothing, and have no covering in the cold.
Ecclesiastes 5:15 As he came from his mother's womb he shall go again, naked as he came, and shall take nothing for his toil, which he may carry away in his hand.
Isaiah 20:2 at that time the LORD had spoken by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, "Go, and loose the sackcloth from your loins and take off your shoes from your feet," and he had done so, walking naked and barefoot--
Isa 20:3 the LORD said, "As my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot for three years as a sign and a portent against Egypt and Ethiopia,
Isa 20:4 so shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians captives and the Ethiopians exiles, both the young and the old, naked and barefoot, with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
Isa 47:3 Your nakedness shall be uncovered, and your shame shall be seen. I will take vengeance, and I will spare no man.
Isa 57:8 Behind the door and the doorpost you have set up your symbol; for, deserting me, you have uncovered your bed, you have gone up to it, you have made it wide; and you have made a bargain for yourself with them, you have loved their bed, you have looked on nakedness.
Ezekiel 16:7 and grow up like a plant of the field.' And you grew up and became tall and arrived at full maidenhood; your breasts were formed, and your hair had grown; yet you were naked and bare.
Ezek 16:8 "When I passed by you again and looked upon you, behold, you were at the age for love; and I spread my skirt over you, and covered your nakedness: yea, I plighted my troth to you and entered into a covenant with you, says the Lord GOD, and you became mine.
Ezek 16:36 Thus says the Lord GOD, Because your shame was laid bare and your nakedness uncovered in your harlotries with your lovers, and because of all your idols, and because of the blood of your children that you gave to them,
Ezek 16:37 therefore, behold, I will gather all your lovers, with whom you took pleasure, all those you loved and all those you loathed; I will gather them against you from every side, and will uncover your nakedness to them, that they may see all your nakedness.
Ezek 23:10 These uncovered her nakedness; they seized her sons and her daughters; and her they slew with the sword; and she became a byword among women, when judgment had been executed upon her.
Ezek 23:18 When she carried on her harlotry so openly and flaunted her nakedness, I turned in disgust from her, as I had turned from her sister.
Ezek 23:29 and they shall deal with you in hatred, and take away all the fruit of your labor, and leave you naked and bare, and the nakedness of your harlotry shall be uncovered....
Lam 1:8 Jerusalem sinned grievously, therefore she became filthy; all who honored her despise her, for they have seen her nakedness; yea, she herself groans, and turns her face away.
Hosea 2:3 lest I strip her naked and make her as in the day she was born, and make her like a wilderness, and set her like a parched land, and slay her with thirst.
Ho 2:9 Therefore I will take back my grain in its time, and my wine in its season; and I will take away my wool and my flax, which were to cover her nakedness.
Nahum 3:5 Behold, I am against you, says the LORD of hosts, and will lift up your skirts over your face; and I will let nations look on your nakedness and kingdoms on your shame.
2 Cor 5:4 For while we are still in this tent, we sigh with anxiety; not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
Rev 3:18 Therefore I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, that you may be rich, and white garments to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nakedness from being seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see.
Rev 7:9 After this I looked, and hey, a great assembly which no man could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes (NOT mini-robes!), with palm branches in their hands,
Rev 7:13 Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, "Who are these, clothed in white robes, and whence have they come?"
Clearly, we can easily perceived from the passages above that nakedness and erotica are frequently a direct cause-and-effect scenario and phenomenon.
Interestingly, it seems that some body-parts exposure of a woman is acceptable in general public view:
1 Cor 12:23 and those parts of the body which we think less honorable we invest with the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, 1Co 12:24 which our more presentable parts do not require.....
1 Tim 2:8-9 .....women should adorn themselves modestly and sensibly in decent apparel.....
Yet, sexual harassment can occur even with non-solicited then non-desired exposure of a non-married woman's face and voice to men not presently married to them, but in stark contrast much desired by a man for that of his bride (in marriage):
Song 2:14 Oh my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the covert of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice, for YOUR voice is sweet, and YOUR face is attractive.
Prov 5:15 Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well.
16 Should your springs be scattered abroad, streams of water in the streets?
17 Let them be for yourself alone (NO sharing!), and not for strangers with you.
18 Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth,
19 a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight, be infatuated always with her love.
20 Why should you be infatuated, my son, with a loose woman and embrace the bosom of an adventuress?
21 For a man's ways are before the eyes of the LORD, and he watches all his paths.
22 The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is caught in the toils of his sin.
23 He dies for lack of discipline, and because of his great folly he is lost.
Song 2:15 Catch us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom."
It gets even more graphic Scripturally as to what a man finds erotically compelling pertaining to his own wife or concubines, as opposed to what is forced upon his eyesight by the licentuous and lacivious:
Song 7:1 How graceful are your footsteps in sandals, O royal maiden! Your rounded thighs are like jewels, the work of a master hand.
2 Your navel is a rounded bowl that never lacks mixed wine. Your belly is a heap of wheat, encircled with lilies.
3 Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle.
4 Your neck is like an ivory tower. Your eyes are pools in Heshbon, by the gate of Bathrabbim. Your nose is like a tower of Lebanon, overlooking Damascus.
5 Your head crowns you like Carmel, and your flowing locks (i.e. loose long hair) are like purple; a king is held captive in the tresses.
6 How fair and pleasant you are, O loved one, delectable maiden!
7 You are stately as a palm tree, and your breasts are like its clusters.
8 I say I will climb the palm tree and lay hold of its branches. Oh, may your breasts be like clusters of the vine, and the scent of your breath like apples,
9 and your kisses like the best wine that goes down smoothly, gliding over lips and teeth of sleepers.
10 I am my beloved's, and his desire is for me.
11 Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the fields, and lodge in the villages;
12 let us go out early to the vineyards, and see whether the vines have budded, whether the grape blossoms have opened and the pomegranates are in bloom. There I will give you my love.
13 The mandrakes give forth fragrance, and over our doors are all choice fruits, new as well as old, which I have laid up for you, O my beloved.
with a warning given to immodest and indecently-exposed outsiders not married to him:
Prov 7:10 And wow, a woman meets him, misdressed as a harlot, wily of heart.
11 She is loud and wayward, her feet do not stay at home;
25 Let not your heart turn aside to her ways, do not stray into her paths;
26 for many a victim has she laid low; yea, all her slain are a mighty host.
27 Her house is the way to Sheol, going down to the chambers of death.
Song 2:7 I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or the hinds of the field, that you stir not up nor awaken love until it please.
Song 3:5 I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or the hinds of the field, that you stir not up nor awaken love until it please.
Song 8:4 I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that you stir not up nor awaken love until it please.
Jealous and retributionary retaliation for ignoring or disregarding and disobeying the above swimsuit/bikini-like/etc. description can be lethal, whether the infraction concerns illicit mopheadedness:
Num 5:18 And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD, and unbind the hair of the woman's head, and place in her hands the cereal offering of remembrance, which is the cereal offering of jealousy. And in his hand the priest shall have the water of bitterness that brings the curse.
Deut 32:42 I will make my arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh--with the blood of the slain and the captives, from the long-haired heads of the enemy.'
1 Corinthians 11:13 Judge for yourselves; is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?
14 Does not nature itself teach you that for a man to wear long hair is degrading to him,
15 but if a woman has long hair, it is her pride? For her hair is given to her for a covering.
16 If any one is inclined to be contentious, we recognize no such custom, nor do the churches of God.
Even in this webpage author's immediate in-law family and friends, he can detect who has scurrilously objected to his so-called "negative" and "intolerant" Biblical dogma at family parties and gatherings, and who incessantly and defiantly appears mopheaded without having tied their loose long hair in a back-of-head ponytail.
All of us can tell who is ultimately on the Lord's side, contrasted with who is on the Devil's side....who is presently (and probably always has been) either FOR God or instead AGAINST Him:
Those who love the Lord and will make it into Heaven are NOT among those who frequently or infrequently despise moral precepts in God's Bible, NOR those who despise the Biblically-revealed-Lord's authority to judge with absolute strictness, NOR those who set up themselves up as gods to defy the True God as to what He has clearly revealed about Himself and His perfect required intentions in Scripture.
Even if evil weeds and wicked tares first appeared like useful plants to start with (and I am thinking about some of the acquaintances and family members I have known), the growing track record of their deviant words and actions more and more indicates their inner defectiveness and deviancy....a verification that they have never actually gave themselves completely to Christ in total submission and stayed that way....an assurance that they have never actually been "born from above" -- despite their camoflage of legalistically appearing righteous by selectively obeying certain rules (including man-made ones they concoct) at times for momentary convenience, deception, or under Christian-influence duress.
The actions and the behavior of the damned-to-become will worsen, with defiantly-relentless mopheadedness and other immodesties (even when they have been presented with the modest Truth). Their lovelessness and hostility will increase. Their questioning of God's plain Word throughout Scripture will intensify. They will not want to associate with those who hold everything in the Bible as true. And that is only for starters. They will not apologize either to God nor His religious right for their hatefully-malicious hostilities and rebelliously scornful attitude against them.
Another arrogant display of defiant rebellion is general-public-view illicit sleeveslessness:
Second Samuel 13:18 Now she was wearing a long-sleeved full-length dress; for thus were the virgin daughters of the king traditionally clad.....
Or general-public-view improper legwear (including lack of decent legwear entirely):
Isaiah 47:1 Come down and sit in the dust, virgin daughter of Babylon; sit on the ground without a throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans! For you shall no more be called tender and delicate.
2 Take the millstones and grind meal, put off your veil, strip off your robe, uncover your legs, pass through the rivers.
3 Your nakedness shall be uncovered, and your shame shall be seen. I will take vengeance, and I will spare no man.
Or general-public-view sandals/flipflops-footed or other sockslessness (including other insufficient footwear):
Jeremiah 2:25 Keep your feet from going unshod and your throat from thirst. But you said, 'It is hopeless, for I have loved strangers, and after them I will go.'
Typically immodest and lurid american styles and fashions of warm-weather spring and summer and early fall are obviously lacking, and lewd, wrong and defiling - seriously needing correction - if many of the sexual social-issue concerns are to be rectified as to the aberrant immentalities and proclamations and misbehaviors of maliciously-competitive and arrogantly-noxious feminist sexism, homogay perversion, evolution mythology, porn (both illegal and pseudo-"legal"), sexual abuse and assault and rape, premarital and extramarital pregnancy, frigidity and desertion, veneral disease, abortion homicide, plus a lot more.
It behooves both genders to be cognizant of applicable Biblical verses pertaining to what and when and where to expose whatever, what to suggest or recommend or advocate should be exposed corresponding to the when and where and under what conditions, what the [marital-quest] purpose is for the general-public exposure that is publicly and Scripturally acceptable outside of marriage, and the limitations of what should be gazed upon (though not necessarily stared at) resulting in display and exhibition of lust:
First Timothy 5:1 Do not rebuke an older man but exhort him as you would a father; treat younger men like brothers,
2 older women like mothers, younger women [Gr. ne(o)teras] like sisters, in all purity.
First Timothy 5:14 So I would have younger women [Gr. ne(o)teras] (NOT: "widows" Gr. cheras) marry, bear children, manage their households, and give the enemy no cause to revile us.
Titus 2:6 Likewise urge the younger men to control themselves.