As with other things people hold true or worthwhile, naturism is called upon to be defended or justified. This is in part because strangers and even friends have never asked themselves: Are clothes necessary? The ability to understand nudity and sexuality as separate, but sometimes compatible phenomena, will protect against sexual exploitation, guilt, and low self-esteem. In these ways, naturism differs from religions, cults, clubs and international organizations. Nonetheless, most naturists, politically active or not, perceive naturism as a lifestyle, not mere recreation or short-term sunbathing. Solutions sometimes take the form of:. Posts Likes Following Archive.
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The ability to understand nudity and sexuality as separate, but sometimes compatible phenomena, will protect against sexual exploitation, guilt, and low self-esteem.
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Nude Families - Nudist Family Pictures
They live nude as much as fences, by-laws, and neighbours will allow. Aileen Goodson describes the therapeutic use of nudity through the ages from ancient ritual to modern psychology. Naturists stridently distinguish sexuality from sensuality in their groups, and social norms are created to control for harassment of any kind. Research has shown children brought up in a naturist family or community, become much better adjusted psychologically than their textile counterparts. The inner fly-leaf states:. Latent norms are so strong for example, that male erections are extremely rare, and if they do occur, a man is encouraged to sit down or cover himself until it subsides. Optimally, naturists can find enough at-home privacy that their lifestyle is minimally interfered with.