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I Dont Understand Intolerance to Nudity

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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 2 Responses Jan 12

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ha

    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 30, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I think more so than fathers,

    the permanent visible change when you come out to your family usually comes from the mothers. I think it stems from the fact that mothers care way too much more than fathers about their child's life. Fathers usually make the practical decisions . It's important for new age...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 9

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    friends tel us about the nudity
    malek7777 malek7777 31-35, F 14 hrs ago

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    Nudity other than between husband and wife in their private room is simply indecent. There is no dignity in that. The human body is a temple created to realize God not to live like...
    harmony226 harmony226 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I believe that society is hypocritical about public nudity in the UK. Nudity is all over our media yet there is virtually nowhere where public nudity is tolerated or legal in our...
    nudiepeople nudiepeople 56-60, M Nov 24

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    Not only am I comfortable with my own nudity, I'm comfortable with nudity in general. This includes seeing other people naked or letting them see me naked if they're okay with it...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    based on everything I've read so far about nudity in general, along with doing my own research, I'm in full support of family nudity, especially since I love to be nude myself.
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 11

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    Someone keeps reporting my profile pic for nudity. There is NOTHING sexual about it. So what my **** is hanging out, and my balls hanging out. That is part of my body. I am not...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M Dec 6

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    As a teen, I loved being naked whenever the situation allowed me to be; especially in the outdoors. I can still only describe it as a momentary spiritual experience: the reality of...
    JQuest75 JQuest75 31-35, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I wish I could understand why my husband has the need not to talk I just don't get anything anymore I cant understand if you leave another person don't that mean you want to end...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I'm reading back the stories I wrote on this topic... "I'll Never Understand Men..." I recall, I was frustrated about it... And I felt like such a failure... How wrong had I...
    TheFieryWoman TheFieryWoman 36-40, F 12 Responses Nov 23

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    I dont understand why you had to pull me in with your eyes or why u pulled me to the side and held my arms down while you gently kissed my neck. I dont understand what made you...
    glittz101 glittz101 18-21, F Dec 3

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    Did you have stuffed peppers with mash potatoes and baked beans for dinner on March 19, 2013? No? Than don’t tell me you know me. Don’t tell me you know what it’s like...
    thenicholasexperience thenicholasexperience 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    I am understanding. I did some research and I'm understanding the value of patience and getting to know someone. Sometimes I think I use the title of bf and gf as a crutch that...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Nov 28

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    Nobody is in this group :) but just in case any body drops by-- 1. Being in love is the same for men and women .. Women and women .. Men and men.. So what's not to understand...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    If you were about to take a final exam, would you have more hope or more fear if you didn’t understand any of the questions and you had not prepared for the test at all? I think...
    Brooke01 Brooke01 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I think if i would speak loudly about myself ...still no one will listen to me or truly understands me n my motives...this thought just killing me inside...why oh God why...?why...
    happyhuman1 happyhuman1 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    Let me first start by saying that I dont condone violence, or police brutality. I am not real versed on the Ferguson case, but I dont understand how people acting like animals...
    BrianTheChef BrianTheChef 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 25

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    I don't understand many things but I Trust God and know that He does. God is greater than all and His ways are above my understanding.
    savedbygrace0 savedbygrace0 46-50, F Dec 2

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