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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 re*****ction and do not have valid scientific reasons for such opposition. In my opinion there is no harm in family nudity, especially if it is practiced in the privacy ***** one's home and *****es not ***** any sexual overtones to it.

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

Although I fully support the concept of a cert*****in amount of family ***** at home, I do have my reservations regarding unrestrained "social" nudity whereby people practice a "***** lifestyle" in the comp*****ny of o*****rs, such as at *****aches, clubs, or gatherings outside the privacy ***** *****ir homes. The reason why I ***** "at home nudism" is because ***** am convinced about its positive effects on the normal development of children. I do ***** c*****sider "Social Nudity" appropriate ***** ***** believe ***** it does not serve any useful purpose apart ***** enabling the "nudists" ***** make a political statement ***** their beliefs. Such public display of nudity also tends to create a b*****cklash against ***** moderate forms of ***** nudity and gives credence ***** the view about nudists being "odd."


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

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