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How do you feel about nudity?

  1. Davinagirl3 profile image62
    Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago

    I don't see the big deal.  We are all naked under our clothes.  What are your thoughts on the taboo of nudity in western civilization?

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      dennisemattposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      my thoughts, living in the western civilizaton, are....many many people get confused between the natural beautifull state of nudity, and the twisted mean things that happen in porn. I am in no way a "prude", and I think the human body is amazing, and let's just say....Im not a virgin? But there is stuff out there that turns it from a bueautiful meaningful part of life, to a sick, nasty thing of self gratification.

    2. Neil Sperling profile image87
      Neil Sperlingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I see no problem with nudity, any time or place... except on Canadian Winter days out digging ones car out of a snow bank.

    3. Harvey Stelman profile image61
      Harvey Stelmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I shower with my suit and tie on. Wash and wear, of course.

    4. tksensei profile image60
      tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I encourage it in only a very small percentage of the population.

    5. video lost profile image60
      video lostposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      you are naked under your clothes but no body could see your natural ornaments and that's the main puropse of clothes.

      1. tksensei profile image60
        tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I thought the MAIN purpose was protection from the elements.

  2. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    I feel great about nudity! smile

    I feel bad for not opposing your believes, but that's how I feel. The is no better sight for me than a naked female body. It's not really sexual anymore, it is more aesthetical. I do appreciate a fine male body too, but there I am much more critical. smile

    And yeah, I am naked any time I can smile

  3. dumbeth profile image42
    dumbethposted 7 years ago

    There is nothing wrong about nudity but being nude in a public place is not a good thing because not everybody is interested in seeing your nakedness, but you can get nude in your house where only your husband can see you.

    1. beautyrose profile image60
      beautyroseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Haha I agree with you beth. Otherwise if you will be walking naked on the street probably policeman will arrest you.

  4. Davinagirl3 profile image62
    Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago

    I think that, instead of becoming desensatized to extreme violence, our children should become desensatized to the taboo of nudity.  If my daughter saw a piece of art with a nude depiction, I would not forbid her from admiring it.  Hopefully, she would ask questions and learn that the human form is to be celebrated, not shamed.

    1. BrianFanslau profile image60
      BrianFanslauposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I completely agree. In college art class we studied forms and in the correct context nudity is a thing to be admired.

      But I would not want to see or admire many of the average office folk coming in to work. It would simply be awkward and really cold some days...

      Great pics by the way Ron and Ryan

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    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    I don't like walking around naked, but I love attractive naked girls. So I guess that is how I feel about nudity.

  6. Greek One profile image79
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    Depends whose nudity it is I am feeling

  7. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    I love nudity and see no problem with it. I think both male and female bodies are beautiful. I do not feel uncomfortable around nude art, or being nude. I do believe however, that because it is so beautiful and special, I personally don't go around flashin' everyone smile

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      Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It's fine - when appropriate.

  8. blondepoet profile image80
    blondepoetposted 7 years ago

    I am all for it that is I am talking about myself that is. I have no hang-ups, nothing beats skinny dipping and running through the bushes like Adam and Eve on a Sunday afternoon.

    http://static.pyzam.com/img/funnypics/2/busted.jpg

    1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL that's excellent!

      Poor old Beckham.

      * I love naked women (like those cheer-leaders ^) but not naked old men so much.

      1. Colebabie profile image60
        Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I don't blame him for staring. Jeez even I would stare.

        1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
          Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          And drool a little bit. :p

          1. Colebabie profile image60
            Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Umm I don't know about drooling. I reserve drooling for guys. smile

            1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
              Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              You sure, you totally dismissed Beckham and went straight for the cheer-leaders in that pic, it's all good though, I fully encourage lesbianism (especially if I can watch), lol.

      2. beautyrose profile image60
        beautyroseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Oh why other men in the photo just seems to ignore those women aren't they attracted or has get to seeing them always?

        1. fierycj profile image84
          fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I would never ignore good looking women. wink Ever.

          1. beautyrose profile image60
            beautyroseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            But you can see from the photo man's eye are not looking at that women except for that other guy who this photo.

      3. blondepoet profile image80
        blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Haha I bet Victoria hit em square on the head with a frypan when he got home..... smile

    2. oscillationatend profile image60
      oscillationatendposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ;D

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      isis_dreams2002posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      you tell it girl I agree with you on that

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      logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Is there video of that?
      Next time let me know and I'll go with you! smile

  9. Ron Montgomery profile image59
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    http://todayinreligion.com/images/burka1.jpg

    We'd like to try it someday.

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      ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That looks like something off of a horror movie to me.

  10. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 7 years ago

    I love nudity. Though there must be a time and a place for it.

    For instance, a couple of places where nudity is inappropriate: at hubpages.com and in front of schools.

    1. rmr profile image87
      rmrposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Or while frying bacon.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol big_smile

        Hmmm...smilies are not showing...

      2. darkside profile image81
        darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I just had a whince and a shiver up my spine at the same time.

        1. B.T. Evilpants profile image59
          B.T. Evilpantsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah, he didn't make that mistake more than once. heh-heh-heh.

      3. blondepoet profile image80
        blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Or while going to the dentist

        1. Misha profile image74
          Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I heard some women have teeth down there wink

          Not sure what this has to do with schools though, other than loud and clear message to our kids - nudity is bad!?

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          logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah he might get confused and check out the wrong orifice! smile smile

  11. Kidgas profile image79
    Kidgasposted 7 years ago

    I just showered following softball and am reading this now before getting dressed.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Nude hub reading???
      I'm glad you warned us.

      Yeah, too bad we have such an obsession with clothes. Nevertheless, since we don't have the fur coats of most mammals, it's probably a necessity.

      Fewer clothes would cut down on laundry.

      1. beautyrose profile image60
        beautyroseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        So you wear few clothes oftentimes?

        1. Colebabie profile image60
          Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I don't wear pajamas. I don't really own any.

        2. Rochelle Frank profile image88
          Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Just to avoid doing laundry, and I live in a mild climate.
          I'm old , so it is of little interest to anyone.

  12. livewithrichard profile image83
    livewithrichardposted 7 years ago

    I had no problem with it when I was younger.  I've been to nude beaches and in college I participated in the nude walk on campus... It was a very big campus.

    I don't have my Army physique anymore and am much more self concious.

  13. Joelle Burnette profile image86
    Joelle Burnetteposted 7 years ago

    I was raised in a house where nudity was no big deal...mom, dad, my sisters and I all walk around nude. My dad used to wake me up every morning before going to take his shower before work, so what do you think was the first thing I saw every morning when I opened my eyes. It just wasn't a big deal.

    My mom's aunt and uncle lived in nudist colonies and I must say...most people are more attractive when they are wearing clothes.

  14. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    I like your pic Brian, very cool smile

  15. BrianFanslau profile image60
    BrianFanslauposted 7 years ago

    Thanks smile everyone here helped me pic it out smile

  16. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    http://frillr.com/files/images/David-Beckham.jpg
    Oh I'm sure wink

    1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Jesus, that's the last thing I wanted shoved in my face, he nearly took my eye out, that's gotta be the most homo-erotic picture I've ever seen, look at those little white briefs, lol.

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
        Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this
        1. beautyrose profile image60
          beautyroseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Do you look like this guy in real ? hehe

          1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
            Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I'm better looking, and currently more naked then he is.

            1. beautyrose profile image60
              beautyroseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              you better call you wife to the rescue.

        2. Colebabie profile image60
          Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Enjoy! big_smile Don't hurt yourself! (By the way I heard the first two were way better than #3)

  17. Mighty Mom profile image92
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    I believe nudity does have a place. In magazines.

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    Leta Sposted 7 years ago

    Nudity is cool...sometimes and in the right context & presentation.  I posed nude in art school for some black and white photos (of course).

    I do hear that in parts of Europe that nudity is pretty much out in the open...  Don't think that would appeal (and didn't to the guy who related the information).  Said there is a subtlety and even a 'naughtiness' thing missing over there that only Americans know about. wink

  19. AsherKade profile image75
    AsherKadeposted 7 years ago

    I think nudity is wonderful...but apparently it's a subject that ppl on HubPages can't deal with.

  20. goodfriendiam profile image61
    goodfriendiamposted 7 years ago

    How about we turn this around and pretend that we all do go nude now, wouldn't it be weird to see someone with clothes on....lol

  21. jonwenberg profile image61
    jonwenbergposted 7 years ago

    I've got some fine arts training, and really enjoyed my nude figure drawing classes. Also have spent a little time bating in the Arizona hotsprings; everyone goes nude out there.
    My feeling is that people are beautiful in thier birthday suits; thick, thin short & tall, but we can't forget that clothing design is a really great art form and we should be free enough to be comfortable in clothing or not.

    I like Jerry Seinfelds take on it - clothing should be functional. We should just wear belts with pockets; although considering the fine art of clothing design, this might not be a great look.

  22. AEvans profile image70
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    I believe we should all run around butt naked what is there to be ashamed of? Nothing absolutely nothing, take off the clothes and feel the freedom!! big_smile

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      logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You rock, lets go get BP and head for the beach! smile

  23. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    I love being naked. As a matter of fact I am going to get naked right now and go too bed. lol

  24. Marisa Wright profile image93
    Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago

    Americans are far more prudish about nudity than the British, Europeans or Australians.  Topless sunbathing is very common here and in many parts of Europe - Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" wouldn't have raised much interest!  Actually, our Miss Universe had a similar malfunction when her skirt fell off on the catwalk, revealing nothing but see-through knickers - but everyone just thought it was funny.

    1. beautyrose profile image60
      beautyroseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe these was the reason why people coming from lebanon, united arabs and other conservative countries are just so eager to ask women bust size. You may noticed upon joining Irc or yahoo chat. And these guys will just scare you away asking you to show it on cam. Funny

  25. Valerie F profile image59
    Valerie Fposted 7 years ago

    I can describe my reasons for being generally pro-clothing in five words.

    Mosquitoes.
    Sunburn.
    Hypothermia.
    Leering perverts.

  26. SweetiePie profile image84
    SweetiePieposted 7 years ago

    So long as your dad does not greet people nude, then it is usually okay.  I am not kidding.  Have no problems with nudity, but really hate to hear stories about how my dad ran up to my sister's friend at the local nudist pool.

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      Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, lol, or a more usual story of creepy old guys in cars parked around a park or a school waiting to expose themselves.

      Actually happened to me and both my sisters more than once in a middle class Midwestern town, so I would imagine that it could be fairly common.

      1. SweetiePie profile image84
        SweetiePieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        There is this isolated hot springs where a lot of adults like to practice their nudist lifestyle, and I guess that was my dad's thing.  This was ten years ago and my sister's friend was around nineteen at the time, but I still do not like the idea people knew he did that.  I guess I feel weird about it, but that is how I feel smile.

    2. beautyrose profile image60
      beautyroseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      maybe people specially men are just curious how others female look like. Maybe  your dad's  curiosity was like  that also.

      1. SweetiePie profile image84
        SweetiePieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        When he was younger, but not these days lol.  Personally I did not want to know about his activities.  I realize that nudists are very widespread, but it is much different when this is your parent.  You really do not want that much information.

        1. beautyrose profile image60
          beautyroseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I understand its just like when its your parents it makes you just wonder. But we can say its just one of man's weakness.

          1. SweetiePie profile image84
            SweetiePieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I guess that makes sense.

  27. BrianFanslau profile image60
    BrianFanslauposted 7 years ago

    yes it is a weakness of men. Same reason for why the internet is still primarily used for porn.

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    sandra rinckposted 7 years ago

    I would totally walk around naked everywhere if I could.  Except for in the winter and stuff because then I really like clothes.

    Though I am a little hypocritical because my eyes do feel slightly offended and my stomach does get a little nauseated when I see and dirty fat man with greecy hair and pimples on his back and hair everywhere..

    I know I can be shallow sometimes but it's not them, it's totally me. big_smile

    1. Misha profile image74
      Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That would be Hal and me tongue

  29. Beth100 profile image83
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    It's all pretty natural, isn't it?!?

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Is it?

    2. andromida profile image74
      andromidaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think so.

  30. Eaglekiwi profile image75
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Today when its hot n humid I feel pretty darn good about nudity smile

  31. Lisa HW profile image84
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    Ok - I'm going to be brave here....   (First, I don't call those cheerleaders "nude".  They're "scantily clad", and there's a difference.  "On the one hand, I don't see nudity as an issue at all.  As someone said, it's what everyone is underneath their clothes.  I made it a point to try to help my children know they should feel comfortable with their bodies.  If someone ( like BP) likes skinny dipping at some quiet lake it's their business, and I don't see any "issue" with that kind of thing.

    On the other hand, I don't think that acknowledging that all body parts are not equal means associating some things with "shame".  People are told to tell children, "If anyone touches you anywhere your bathing suit would cover, tell someone."  Nobody says, "If someone touches the top of your head, tell someone."  There's a difference between the stuff that bathing suits usually cover and body parts like hands, wrists, calves, etc.  I don't think it's a bad thing to let children learn that there are places for different "levels of dress" or that there is a difference between the parts bathing suits usually cover and the tops of their heads or elbows.  We don't wear bikinis and bare feet into nice restaurants for reasons of health codes and decorum.  I don't think decorum and refinement are bad things, and I know they don't always mean people feel shame about bodies.

    How free people are with their own nudity around family/friends varies from person to person, but thinking a little "decorum" is nicer in "the general public" (outside one's own circle of friends/family) doesn't mean someone thinks bodies are shameful.

  32. fierycj profile image84
    fierycjposted 7 years ago

    Now hear me brothers and sisters *church organ plays* God Almighty created man naked. Mmh. He created woman naked. Mmh. It was His will. He determined it. Predestined it. And justified. Now tell me it aint right, if a man or a woman wanna relive the Garden of Eden! *congregation clap like mad, others burst into tongues, while the remaining fall under the power* preach on, brother fiery!*

    1. Lisa HW profile image84
      Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      fierycj, if it was God's will then why the heck did he also create 25-degree Winters in so many areas around the world, complete with wind-chill factors of 4 degrees.    smile  I think God likes clothes.   smile

    2. Eaglekiwi profile image75
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol you wish lol

      1. fierycj profile image84
        fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Admit it, Kiwi woman...you felt the unction just now, didnt ya. lol

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
          Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Get down with yer badself tongue ...(As she heads for the hills..)lol

          1. fierycj profile image84
            fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol wink

  33. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    I live in South Florida. Clothes don't apply to me smile

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You near the coast colebabie?

      Im in SC ,humidy sucks right now ,but I guess it is August.

      1. Colebabie profile image60
        Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yup. I used to live in SC, I know what you're going through smile

  34. Lisa HW profile image84
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    Colebabie, actually, it's - like - 90 and humid in Massachusetts today and yesterday, so they may not apply to me either right now.  Where I live, though, we're all so used to lots of clothes we just wear them, 90 degrees of not.

  35. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    The weather channel says its 88, feels like 99, and 77% humidity. We wear shorts and flip flops year round. smile We are not used to wearing a lot of clothes. I'm at work right now in a sun dress.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Not in my kitchen, the dining chairs or other furniture. A diaper must be used first. LOL Same goes for dining establishments too.

  37. goodfriendiam profile image61
    goodfriendiamposted 7 years ago

    Ah, like nudity especially when I am up close and personnel with another that is naked, but for running around naked, tried  it , and did not like the feeling of bugs, ants, and who knows what else crawling on me...lol smile   Running around in my house tried that to, but had no fun when there wasn't anyone around to enjoy my nudity, cause, I wasn't....lol

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Wasnt bugs ,probably the preacher man lol

      1. goodfriendiam profile image61
        goodfriendiamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Nah. I can see them coming from a mile away,....it was bugs...lol

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      logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      But don't you like the liberating feeling of letting it all hang out? smile

  38. mitchellspice profile image61
    mitchellspiceposted 7 years ago

    Nudity may have connotation among which i like the feeling of freedom it brings...... my opinion

  39. Anath profile image72
    Anathposted 7 years ago

    Nudity?  I love it, in fact I take any oportunity to strip off tongue

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Now that comes as a great surprise !

  40. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    Eh she'll get over it. If I can watch my boyfriend get a lap dance, she can watch him stare at another girl's ass smile

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    iamqweenbeeposted 7 years ago

    There is nothing wrong with nudity. Naturally, we were all nude when we came here. I walk around my home all the time nude and it feels so dam good.

  42. Dale Mazurek profile image59
    Dale Mazurekposted 7 years ago

    There absolutely has to be a level of discretion.  Our kids have just recently moved out and my wife and I do spend a lot of time in the nude when home together.  I am certain I wouldnt want to walk down the street and see everyone naked though.  And I am certain most wouldnt want to see me.

  43. Harvey Stelman profile image61
    Harvey Stelmanposted 7 years ago

    I did some nude modeling in college, no problem. In one class there were two female artists I had dated. When my robe came off I could see them whispering to each other. Soon the chatter went around the room, I wasn't sure if it was positive or negative. I chose to believe positive with so many smiling women.

    It wasn't allowed, but I got a couple of dates. Oh yeah, I hate being naked.

 
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