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I Dont Understand Intolerance to Nudity

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    UK Guardian published a new article supporting

    Steve Gough and legal public nudity. The new EP filters won't allow me to quote the newspaper article but here is the link: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/07/naked-rambler-public-nudity-stephen-gough
    DozerDan DozerDan 66-70, M Jan 9

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    Are You Serious? Intolerance?

    Where is the sense, the common human sense, in intolerance to nudity? When you have a shower in the morning you are naked? When you were born you were naked? What do you mean that was innocent nudity? How is it evil? How is it evil to be naked, nude? I am most delighted to be...
    bonizil bonizil 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 16, 2013

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    The human body, whatever it's form

    or identity is beautiful. We cover it up for some corrupt morality of the churches, synagogues and mosques.
    Bourgault Bourgault 22-25, F 12 Responses Jun 22

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    Janet And The Nipple

    It was a frosty winter's day.  We were all sitting around eating food that didn't fall under "meal" or "appetizer."  I was making "Roasted-Toasted-Almonds" and feeling no pain.  When all of a sudden, grandpa hollered, "OH GOD!  What the hell is that?  God dammit!!!  THAT...
    TrustIsEarned TrustIsEarned 41-45, F 9 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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    European Attitude Is Much Better

    I've just come back from a youth summer camp in France. In my 'house' there were 20 of us, 15 boys aged 13-17, and 5 girls 16-17. Most were French, but also several Germans and Scandinavians, and a couple of Spanish boys. It was not a nudist camp, but the attitude about casual...
    kngngsbrbm1 kngngsbrbm1 16-17 16 Responses Jul 21, 2011

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    Raised European Style

    My father was raised by his Norwegian grandparents, who had the European tolerance to nudity, as did my Dad. I saw my parents nude frequently. I have not been modest around my children either.
    CarrollAP CarrollAP 51-55, M Sep 2, 2012

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    Just Like Evey Thing Else

    other trying to force there will on you as no matter as to what it is about there will always be agroup that want to control all others and tell you how to live
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 1 Response Oct 22, 2011

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    So all my posts got deleted

    because they were too inappropriate. Lol people are pathetic couldn't handle what I have to say I guess. (;
    dontjudgeme1782 dontjudgeme1782 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 6

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    More So

    I don't get the intolerance to nudity, and the love of violence and guns. I find much of the US schizophrenic at times. Honestly - as far as the world sees it, it is somewhat bizarre - strange politics and the split between the people is very disturbing. Also the US plays a...
    DeepForest DeepForest 46-50 3 Responses Dec 4, 2010

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    I Seriously Don't Get It...

    Am I missing something here? I read in the paper the story of a man who was arrested for indecent exposure. That means he was naked in public. Now, why the hell are some parts of ou bodies indecent? What makes them less decent than the parts we're allowed to show? And how come so...
    BlueMetalChick BlueMetalChick 18-21, F 100 Responses Mar 11, 2013

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    Mandatory Nudity

    It seems to me that it would be a positive thing if there were circumstances in which people were required to be nude. Security checkpoints in airports, courthouses, and the like strike me as appropriate places to do this. If everyone had to ***** bare around strangers every...
    HStoner HStoner 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 31, 2013

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    Warning: Contains Explicit Lyrics  David

    Draiman from the band Disturbed wrote this song as a response to his critics. After thinking about how completely ignorant and misinformed people are when it comes to simple nudity, and how quick they are to label those who embrace nudity (and anyone who is supportive of them...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M Mar 27

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    If people just stopped wearing clothes,

    then no one would care that they were naked. Then everyone could just chill and I wouldn't have to put on pants before going outside anymore
    Shanequa18 Shanequa18 18-21, F 14 Responses Jun 29

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    I checked the news this morning,

    and the big story is about Land's End sending a GQ mag with a "near-nude" model on the cover. People were--apparently--horrified. Someone even called it "soft ****". Her 14 year old son is now scarred for life because he saw (almost) a photo of a woman's breast? Seriously...
    qcrash qcrash 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 14

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    Ignorance Is Not Bliss

    I have found that those who do not approve of social nudity, have not experienced it. They condem that which they have no knowledge of. My favorite saying is, "Condemnation, without investigation, is the height of ignorance." I have very little tolerence for ignorant...
    kowpoke61 kowpoke61 46-50, M 14 Responses Apr 20, 2009

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    Church Vs Nudism

    The A.A.N.R. Fig leaf form and other nudist organizations. Very Christ centered. they do desire us to share this god centered freedom with our church. But there you have the elders leaders and such. see it as lust nudity only being bathing and sex. I have meet...
    nude55 nude55 56-60, M 6 Responses Jan 8, 2010

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    My Vagina is the Unfortunate Window To My Soul

    Something happened to me when I was a little girl (to this day I don't know what) that made me fear being nude in front of others. I'm a 32 y/o woman who refuses to go anywhere where being seen nude is a requirement. I even turned away desperately needed help from Silver Hill...
    GottaHaveHope GottaHaveHope 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 29, 2011

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    Look At What I Found On 9gag.

    Get a load of this. I was looking at memes on 9gag one day, and I found this. For those who aren't aware, this guy's meme always says something that, to a stoner, sounds like a major discovery. (Or he just says something downright idiotic. It varies.)But it was linked with the...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M 2 Responses May 19, 2013

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    If God had meant us to be naked,

    we would have been born that way!
    norvic2 norvic2 70+, M Dec 15, 2013

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    Diffrrent Views

    I love being naked, when I was younger I couldn't as much as I wanted to because me mother would yell at me. On the other hand if it was me and my father he encouraged it.
    kaylieeva kaylieeva 26-30, F 9 Responses May 2, 2013

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    Ha

    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 30, 2012

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    Nudity is natural, and there is nothing wrong

    with being naked. There's nothing sexual about being naked in and of itself. The intolerance of nudity is something parents and society as a whole trains into kids while they're growing up, starting at a young age, and I think that's wrong. I believe nudity should be legal and...
    bunnybuns bunnybuns 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 12

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    Nude Is Not Lewd

    We are supposed to be a progressive and enlightened society...then why do we still have a hard time dealing with simple and casual nudity? People seem to be unable to seperate nudity and sexuality in their minds. Fine art nude photography and art is still ***********. And...
    IndyJoe IndyJoe 41-45, M 20 Responses May 25, 2008

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    It Is What I Am.

    Those that have an issue with it are either creatures from another world, or hypocritical fanatics, or are just mo-rons!
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 22, 2009

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    I Am Not Ashamed of My Body.

      I was always brought up to be open with my body and not be ashamed or offended by the naked form, and that's how I live now, I may not walk around naked but that’s not my choose it’s for the public don’t accept the naked form, and really I don&rsquo...
    bubble24 bubble24 22-25, F 10 Responses Apr 22, 2009

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    Nudity Is Natural

    You are showing a lack of tolerance if you cannot countenance people being naked in public. I cannot understand intolerance, and feel it is a step towards a totalitarianism of sorts. Yes, extreme! Well, that's how it feels. But lack of acceptance of anything other than what...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F 24 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    I'm Confused

    What is it about nudity that has everyone up in arms??? I mean we are all naked... we CHOOSE to cover up... but what's so offensive about the human body... you see it everyday... its comes in different shapes and sizes, yes... but we all got the same parts... and in the end most...
    phidget phidget 31-35, F 11 Responses May 27, 2008

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    I Just Don't Get It

    I grew up on the beaches of Southern California and have seen more women in string bikini's than I don't know what, but there  were sure a hell of a lot of them. Tanning, swimming, riding bikes, roller skating, whatever.  My wife spent time in Europe so she is used to...
    gettinsum1 gettinsum1 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 19, 2010

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    Life Has To Be Balanced From Good & Evil

    The idea to Oppress, Repress and Suppress human Nature, just makes it all Back Fire. And again, I've said many times before that I hate Black and White thinking in our Society and World. The idea to have something Perfect in One's Eyes is not really in the Gray area for this...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M Jan 13, 2012

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    Why

    Really please tell me why it is so wrong we should be allowed to be as free as we want without others thinking so down on us it is our choice and we have the right to be nude, naked, showing our birthday suit, all natural, in all of our glory, blah, blah ,blah. We all get the...
    Barnfun Barnfun 18-21, M Jan 13, 2011

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    Portland Loves Nudity

    In Portland, there are TONS of nude events. My personal favorite from this year was the Nude Bike Ride series. There were 3 or 4, but the largest was all throughout downtown Portland.... hundreds of nude cyclists and literally thousands of spectators crowding the sides of the...
    interplanetaryenvy interplanetaryenvy 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 20, 2009

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    If You Don't Want To See It, Just Look The Other Way

    I'm not ashamed of my body. It's not that I like showing of, I just got no problems with being seen. Nudity is just natural in some situations and I don't avoid them. Sometimes (altough rarely) it's the ones seeing me naked that have a problem with the situation. They're the ones...
    Vries Vries 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    What Are They Smoking?

    A while back, I read a response from someone named Christyna, who claimed that families, children included, who walk around nude are committing child/sexual abuse. It's one thing if the child was clearly abused in one of these ways. But to claim that being naked in front of your...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 9 Responses Feb 22, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Due to an Autoimmune disease and constant swelling of legs and feet and all over I've gone Gluten free. It's only been 5 days and 600 bucks later but no more swelling. The...
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 10

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    Nudity isn't necessarily erotic; Children prove this to us everyday. In American society, however, we have been taught to believe that if someone is nude, we have to think of them...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have always enjoyed showing myself off. I don't really have a problem with nudity, I prefer it actually.
    cnoth cnoth 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    I'm for it. I have been at protests in San Francisco over Supervisor Scott Weiner's anti-nudity ban. It passed 5-4, so now you have to keep the male parts covered. I used to walk...
    sunseeker2 sunseeker2 66-70, M 3 Responses Sep 28

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    I find nudity very normal and have no problem showing off my body.
    cnoth cnoth 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 30

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    There's nothing wrong with being naked and there are plenty of reports that show that nudity does not warp the minds of young people. Religion is to blame for a lot of this body...
    Noxious123 Noxious123 22-25, M Oct 5

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    When I am nude at the edge of a fjord at home in Norway there is so much more to my existence than just being a sexual being, it really is spiritual! Nudity is only a taboo in...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 8

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    I am going to my first nudist resort tomorrow. I have enjoyed my nudity for over 40 years but have never been to a nudist resort. I planning on attending my first nudist resort...
    exhibiter1000 exhibiter1000 51-55, M 5 Responses Oct 15

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    I thoroughly believe that nudity is not only natural but it is so beautiful to see as well. I have been a nudist since my teen years and go nude with others. I see nothing wrong...
    kathyisfoxy kathyisfoxy 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 15

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    I don't understand how the world works, it has become the place for those who plays the game without rules, for those who believe in competition, for those who can tear to the top...
    Moon95 Moon95 18-21, F Oct 4

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    I understand life. I understand my life... I don't understand people trying to understand life and then tell other people they know how it is...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Oct 8

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    I was raised by my grandparents who were born in the 30s and had it hard. They raised me in a way in the environment they knew and grew up in. (Not exactly carbon copy but a lot of...
    Gypsydanger48 Gypsydanger48 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 25

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    I totally get that people won't fully 100% understand each other ever. even if they say that they "understand what you're going through completely." but no you don't. what you...
    ashbomb ashbomb 13-15, F Oct 6

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    Once again it says LIFE it's greatest moments half of the time are unexpected and I really just don't understand that just like I don't understand why god would make us have to...
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I don't think anyone is hard to understand. I understand people in my own way. As for me. I don't need people to understand me... Screw them.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Oct 11

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    Everyone always says to do what will make you happy. But I don't really know how to be happy. I guess to understand why I'm not happy I would first need to understand happiness...
    SlothQueen SlothQueen 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    I think one does not truly understand a woman until one has had a daughter and watched her grow up and interacted with her and especially looked into her eyes and seen and...
    wombat456 wombat456 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    I must be difficult to understand if I don't even understand myself.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 25