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I Dont Understand Intolerance to Nudity

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    Sometimes my mom asks me

    for dirty clothes when she do the weekly laundry. But sometimes she jokingly asks for the clothes i was wearing that particular moment. I think what if one day i can pretend that im am frustrated today and take my all clothes even underwear, haha it'll be fun....should i go for...
    Ashishkumar20 Ashishkumar20 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 19

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    I have to wear clothes not to cover up my shame

    but to cover up society's shame.
    oregonjack oregonjack 61-65, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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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 6 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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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 7 Responses Jul 31, 2013

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    It seems that at least one location is starting

    to behave like adults: http://www.menshealth.com/best-life/the-naked-experiment
    thickyholden thickyholden 51-55, M 4 Responses Jan 8

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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 23 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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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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    The human body is perfection.

    .. Actually, so are deer bodies. And squirrel bodies. And trees. And rocks. Really everything about nature is simultaneously wonderously chaotic yet artful. I believe humans should be part of that, and that it shouldn't be a cultural requirement to hide nature's art with...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 28

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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 11 Responses Apr 22, 2009

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    Ha

    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 30, 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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    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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    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 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 11 Responses Jun 29, 2014

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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 8 Responses May 2, 2013

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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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    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 1 Response Jan 9, 2014

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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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    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 4 Responses Jun 29, 2011

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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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    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 6 Responses Aug 20, 2009

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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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    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 6 Responses Sep 6, 2014

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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 10 Responses Jun 22, 2014

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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 1 Response Jan 12, 2014

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses 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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    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 8 Responses Feb 22, 2012

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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, 2014

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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 10 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 14 Responses Jul 21, 2011

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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 19 Responses May 25, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I grew up naked. Now it’s some kind of sin. I don’t have a problem with clothes, don’t think naked is titillating. It is made that way by the people who want to control...
    nothingon nothingon 61-65, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I'd like to preface by saying I'm on EP to help people, and joke around every now and then. But I've seen too many intolerant, ignorant people and I can no longer will myself away...
    hmmhmmhmm hmmhmmhmm 26-30 Apr 16

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    I don't understand some people. I can totally understand if you want a pretty beautiful girlfriend. okay fine. but her attitude has gotta be tally with her looks if by any chance...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 10

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    Just think of a world where trees are covered with clothes. I have heard about some English ladies who cover their dogs and cats with clothes. Just think, cows and horses and dogs...
    nudemom nudemom 31-35, F 21 Responses 5 days ago

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    It is funny how long it takes. There is an innate self awareness of our bodies. Maybe we need to conform with others in a group and dress the same. At first nudity is thrilling...
    JayneNF JayneNF 31-35, F 12 Responses Apr 10

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    I wasn't raised as a nudist. I have been interested in the lifestyle for some time now. I am looking for someone to experience it with. I am a single male, which causes problems...
    tas13fan tas13fan 46-50, M Apr 12

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    I wasn't raised as a nudist. I have been interested in the lifestyle for some time now. I am looking for someone to experience it with. I am a single male, which causes problems...
    tas13fan tas13fan 46-50, M Apr 12

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    I wasn't raised as a nudist. I have been interested in the lifestyle for some time now. I am looking for someone to experience it with. I am a single male, which causes problems...
    tas13fan tas13fan 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 12

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    I do wonder what it is that we are afraid of when we think about nudity. I was both petrified and fascinated for years and have spent a lot of my life thinking about the issues...
    NakedTherapist NakedTherapist 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I went to a private all boys boarding school in africa that was miles from anywhere . We all suffered nudity and the cane for the slightest of infractions . If you had the wrong pe...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 4

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