I absolutely love pineapples. They bring a smile to my face every time I see them. They taste good and they are good for you as well.
I was given a hard time about my pineapples on my Instagram. Someone commented that pineapples have a sexual reference to them. I honestly had no clue!
The pineapple is a symbol of two different things. Here is what I found online.
The first is this one that I found on Google.
“It’s the perfect fruit to eat on a hot summer day and it’s naturally the queen of all fruits because it has a crown! Pineapples are also considered an expression of “welcome” throughout the South and symbolizes assets we appreciate in our home – friendship, hospitality and warmth.”
The other meaning that I found had to do with sexual definition which pertained to swinging.
“The pineapple represents hospitality and welcoming. A pineapple is placed on a porch or mailbox by swingers to signify that a swinger party is going on. … Pineapple popularity has made it accepts on clothes and other items. Swingers use this symbol to identify each other in public.“
These are definitely two very different types of meanings! However, these aren’t my feelings and opinions about the pineapple.
Here are my opinions of the pineapple. To me the pineapple reminds me to stand tall and wear a crown. It also reminds me of the tropical trees that I want to grow. It reminds me of beautiful weather and bright sunny days. So when I see a pineapple that’s what it means to me.
My Instagram covers for my highlights are pineapples. I didn’t pick this icon because of their sexual symbol, but because I have my own reasons.
After this discussion with this person about the pineapples on my Instagram, I began to worry about what others think. I freaked out. Like I literally couldn’t stand it that people thought my reasons were different than what they assumed. I quickly changed my cover photos on my highlights.
My husband talked to me about the opinions of others. He asked why I was so bothered by it. He told me to stop being bothered by people who are misunderstanding you and not accepting the real reason why you chose a pineapple icon.
Honestly, I do worry a lot about what others think about me. It is truly a waste of my time when I bother with what others think about me.
In this case it certainly didn’t matter to me what the symbolic reasons were behind the pineapple. I changed my cover photos back to the pineapple.
Don’t let the opinion of others or symbols change your style. Be you and be creative!