How to stop being ashamed of your naked body, Part 2

Originally posted on Naked Diaries:

This is the second part of the series. I strongly recommend you read How to stop being ashamed of your naked body, Part 1, before continuing.

In my previous post I mentioned something called the shame spectrum. This may be a misnomer, though, since I find it possible to visualise each person (in the context of social and non-social nudity) as a line on a two-dimensional plane, which shows how much they are nude in situations of varying social engagement.

This can be easily represented in a chart where the horizontal axis represents how social is a given situation (this is a rough estimation) and the vertical axis represents how likely one is to be nude in such a social situation – or better said, how relaxed one is being naked in such situations. I made an example chart below.

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Public Bodies – nudes in the city

Originally posted on steve ritter:

How far should we push it? Those of us who gladly shed our clothes for art, or for the causes in which we believe, or simply for the joy of it – how far do we take our nudity in public? We don’t set out to cause offence, and we don’t believe the naked human form is intrinsically offensive anyway, yet we know people get upset at the sight of it. This can be felt at a deep personal level, not merely the reflection-by-rote of religious or societal conventions. So how far should we push it?

The question was brought into fresh focus when photographer Matt Granger posted his call-out on 9 August for participants to join a group photo shoot in central London. There would be something of a guerilla approach to the work; a literal flash mob. We would turn up unannounced, strip off en masse in some…

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How to become a Naturist in 5 steps | The Naturist Page

Originally posted on The Naturist Page:

  1. Remind yourself, that being naked is never a sexual statement: “Naturism is to be close to nature and attentive to natural elements. For ourselves and for those around us the way nature and life was intended. Nude us natural. Life is too short, try Naurism! It has been proven to have many health benefits.” This quote speaks for it’s self and I have always stood by it. You have to separate the fact that nudity does not equal sexual-ism and they are two completely different acts. Naturists will not look at you in a sexual way. They will look at you just like a textile would look at another clothed person.
  2. Be comfortable with your body & yourself: Don’t be ashamed of yourself or your body. Everyone’s body is different and we all have our own scars, flaws, etc. Don’t feel because you dont have that perfect body people will…

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