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Old 03-31-2017, 12:48 PM
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Location: Trumpville
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Different people/families have different attitudes towards nudity.

There are also different types of nudism. For some it's completely non-sexual and just comfortable. Others have a fetish for being seen naked and prefer to be naked in situations where others are or are expected to be clothed (a guy I knew in high school was this way).
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Old 04-01-2017, 12:51 AM
 
Location: encino, CA
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I have a friend who loves to strut around naked at home..What do you think of people like that (who are comfortable being naked infront of others)?

ie- could be locker-room situations, nude beaches, etc
Such a person may have high healthy self esteem and self respect OR.........an enormous need for attention or maybe both. Generally, folks with healthy self worth don't need to "strut around" naked or dressed, so I suspect the need for attention is driving such a person. This is also true of many entertainers and performers who are terrific up on stage and a complete bore at home. The "needy" nudist may have gained a lot of attention and love as a nude child and now continues to seek attention and love through nudity and strutting as an adult who never matured or grew up.
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Old 04-01-2017, 12:52 AM
 
Location: encino, CA
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We're both ladies, but she is very comfortable with her sexuality and nakedness
That seems like healthy self esteem, to me.
There are cultures in our world that are not ashamed of or afraid of the body or nudity and enjoy much more mental/emotional comfort and happiness than those cultures where fear and shame of the body and nudity prevails. Generally these emotionally healthy cultures are still primitive and NOT Christian or industrialized.

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Old 04-02-2017, 07:41 AM
 
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I think people who really enjoy being naked are finding a sort of freedom. A loosening of the social tightness they may be feeling.

I love skinny dipping.
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Old 04-02-2017, 09:01 AM
 
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Wow, so a criteria to being labeled with healthy esteem is to walk around in the buff? Sorry I don't buy it. Go ask the president of your company how her esteem is..Tell her that being naked is now a criteria for leadership. Pick up your pink slip on the way out.

I respect the human body...Yet my personal comfort zone is not one of exhibition or voyeuristic nature's.

Keep your pants on. A gent and a lady will thank you for that gesture.
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Old 04-04-2017, 08:33 PM
 
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An amusing story about nakedness... Remember the old tale about always wearing clean underwear in case you have to go to the hospital? Brother-in-law has slept in the nude for years (as I've been told!!!) Recently he had been feeling unwell, probably the flu, and passed out on the floor at night. Of course he was naked. Since he was unconscious, his significant other called the ambulance. They took him naked to the emergency room. Imagine his chagrin when he woke up in the ambulance with no clothes on! Of course, being a man, he probably didn't care, like many women would.
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Old 04-06-2017, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Greater LA area
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It depends on how you grew up and what you are used to. My sister and I went to Sanibel Island for a beach day a few years ago and two German tourists who passed right by the ladies bathroom/dressing area proceeded to take their clothes off right there on the towel next to us and change into their bathing suits. My father would have had a stroke right there. He was the biggest prude and got embarrassed one day because my sister and I had pantyhose hung up in the bathroom. Can you imagine?
I politely disagree.


My German parents and I were extremely prude. We changed at the beach hiding behind towels, even if it took 15 minutes just to make sure nobody sees anything. I haven't seen my parents naked since I was a toddler. We do not share bathrooms. I even still feel weird watching a sex scene in a movie if my parents are present and I am 40 years old!! I don't think I ever kissed a guy in front of my parents.


I grew up with body shaming and thinking nudity is bad.


Now I love being naked. Just nowhere near my parents . I have learned to love my body despite my parents prudeness.
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Old 04-06-2017, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I have a friend who loves to strut around naked at home..What do you think of people like that (who are comfortable being naked infront of others)?

ie- could be locker-room situations, nude beaches, etc
My unsolicited opinion of other people is none of my business.
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Old 04-06-2017, 04:12 PM
 
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Now I love being naked.
I am in my natural bathing suit now!!
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Old 04-06-2017, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Greater LA area
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I am in my natural bathing suit now!!
They don't allow that at my workplace
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