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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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!*
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.
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 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
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.
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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