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Bare Platypus: More Ideas for Closing Nudism’s Gender Gap http://bareplatypus.blogspot.com/2013/10/more-ideas-for-closing-nudisms-gender.html
My friend (on Facebook, anyway) Felicity Jones posits the theory that more social nudity means less body issues for women:
[J]ust the exposure to diverse naked bodies seems to have a strong impact on women’s self image. It’s nice to see some non-nudie women confirm what we hear all the time from people’s tales of trying naturism. It is yet another way to discover that human bodies are very diverse which helps them feel at ease in their own bodies. Social nudity can really help body image and that is a fact!
The story about Brown University’s Nudity in the Upspace events this week. It is from a right-wing blog that monitors campuses for activities that don’t fit their own version of political correctness, so the comments are precious.
A lot of people are comfortable being nude at home, but don’t consider themselves to be nudists. This is typically because they misunderstand what nudism is.
The porn industry sells the fantasy that nudists get together to have sex. They promote the belief that if people are nude together, it has to be about sex. But nudists know that’s not true.
Nudists are comfortable being nude by themselves and around others - and it is completely non-sexual. It’s difficult for the people who have been brainwashed by the nudity=sex stereotype to believe, but after a while, nudists forget they are nude around each other and engage in everyday activities just like anyone else.
If you’re comfortable being nude around your own home, but have never tried social nudism, consider it. There are a lot of people who enjoy swimming, bowling, playing pool, hiking, watching movies, playing board games, and many other activities nude.
The Heartland Naturists of Kansas City have been promoting wholesome, family-friendly nude recreation since 1982. If you have any questions about nudism, let us know and we’ll be happy to answer.