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Family Nudity

Most people, who oppose Family *****, do so as an extension of their own conservative views on sexuality or simply as a knee-jerk reaction 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 of one's home and does *****t have any sexual overtones to it.

Whatever l*****tle research is available on the ********** 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 ***** likely ***** suffer from feelings of shame about their genitalia as children and from sexual anxiety as adults. Such feelings of shame ***** sex may adversely affect their adult *****ual relationships too. To my mind, anything which helps ***** to develop normally with a he*****lthy attitude about sex should be welcomed rather than condemned.

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


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

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