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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 in the privacy ***** one's home and does not ***** any sexual overtones to it.

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

Although I fully s*****port the concept of a cert*****in amount of family ***** at home, I do have ***** reserv*****ions regarding unrestrained "social" nudity whereby people practice a "nudist lifestyle" in the comp*****ny of others, such as at beaches, clubs, or g*****herings outside the privacy of *****ir homes. The reason why ***** support "at home nudism" is because I am convinced about its positive effects on the normal development of children. I do ***** c*****sider "Social *****" appropriate ***** I believe ***** it does not 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 ***** f*****ily nudity and gives credence ***** the view ***** ***** being "odd."


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