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Family Nudity

Most people, who oppose Family Nudity, do so as an extension of their own conservative views on sexuality or simply as a knee-jerk reaction *****d do not have valid scientific rea*****ns for such opposition. In my opinion there is no harm in family nudity, especially if it is practiced ***** the privacy ***** one's home and *****es ********** have any sexual overtones to it.

Whatever l*****tle research ***** available on the issue indicates that children who grow up in nudist families are much more com*****table with their bodies and their ***** as adults. They ***** apt to exhibit higher levels of self-esteem and self-c*****fidence. On the other hand, children who have been brought up without ***** exposure to family nudity at home are more likely to suffer from feelings of shame about their genitalia as children and ***** sexual anxiety as adults. Such feelings of shame about sex may adversely affect their adult sexual relationships *****o. To ***** mind, anything which helps ***** to develop normally with a he*****lthy attitude about sex should be welcomed rather than condemned.

Although I fully s*****port the concept of a certain amount of family ***** at home, ***** do have my reservations regarding unrestrained "social" nudity whereby ***** practice a "nudist lifestyle" in the company of others, such as at *****aches, clubs, or g*****herings outside the ***** of *****ir homes. The reason why I support "at home nudism" is because I am convinced about its positive effects on the normal development ***** children. I do not consider "Social Nudity" appropri*****e ***** ***** believe that it does ***** serve any useful purpose apart from enabling the "nudists" to make a political statement ***** their beliefs. Such public display of ***** also tends to create a backlash against ***** moderate forms ***** family nudity and gives credence to the view about ***** being "odd."


Peckenpaugh, William D. (1999). "Familial and societal *****s ********** nudity, and the effects on children's development." [Available Online] Accessed on October 3, 2004 at

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