No, altough children need to learn to wear clothes as well.
I personally think there is nothing wrong with it. I have no problem with nudity. animals are nude right? Our society has turned it into something perverted.
I occasionally go outside naked and swim, it is such a feeling of freedom.
pff, if I was allowed to be, I would.
As long as it is nudism, and not swinging, or perverted sex, then there is nothing wrong with it. I am certain that there are an overwhelming amount of families that can say that they all have had their kids barge in on them when in the bathroom. And the families with only one bathroom when everyone has to get ready, well yes, they see each other all the time.
So nudity just as it is, seems to be more common than not.
OK this is different, (1) What two people do in there own home is no one elses business ! (2) The privacy issue could be turned back on those that are causing problems and they would have to answer for the invasion of that privacy. (3) Nude in your own home is not being a nudist, it is simply you being in your home. As if it were a large extension of your bathroom.
I think that's a personal family decision.
Therefor not wrong, when approached properly.
no but most kids hate it for some reason
No it's not wrong. For the people that have disagreed saying that's its wrong you need to do some research on the issue. It's the society that we live in that is causing all the problems, with all the t.v advertising showing a product with someone with very little clothing and then you the fashion industry saying your fat if your over a size 8 ( Australian sizes), no wonder kids are growing up with body image issues and meanwhile while growing up they are told that they are beautiful and but if they even showed their ankle they are branded as being dirty.is that more confusing for a child then seeing what they will look like when they start to grow into adulthood with the openness to ask any question they have without the embarrassment of asking such question.
If your friends have the courage to raise their children with the conviction to tell people why they chose to raise their children in such away with as much information to back them up, they should. I'm raising my 3year old son in a nudist family and he doesn't care, he loves it.
Get your friends to read a book called: growing up without shame by Dennis Craig Smith and Dr. William sparks. It's a scientific study on the effects of family nudity within the family.
Sorry for the length of this.
We're all born narcissistic too. Should we also act like crying babies for the rest of our lives? Do you also realize that there are no boundaries in family nudism? That makes children very vulnerable for sexual abuse. It's also sexual abuse to prevent a child from being able to clothe his or herself. It's also impossible to hide an erection while naked and this can even cause PTSD in other people because that can offend them. If you think there's nothing wrong with family nudity you have to ba
I see the direction you're already intending. I guess that wasn't really a question but a vote of confidence. Good luck with your decision.
As far as I know, and I'm open to correction, almost every culture that has easy access to forms of clothing uses it. And every traditional culture has a deep sense of modesty, although specific to that culture.
I don't judge families that do it, but I wonder if it's as 'natural' as people claim or more parents playing out a theory.
I understand what you are saying although there were those that did not use clothing, Mainly Africa and a couple Island societies. How ever with the intrusion of the "civilized" people they have pretty much all gone to wearing something on the lower half. Now to think about this, there is only two reasons for clothing. (1) Protection - whether that is protection from the elements, or environmental hazards, or from attack, etc. (2) Status - to signify ones position in the tribe, community, or society.
Also - many cultures do embrace nudity and the orient still has co-ed bath houses. Sort of like a giant hot tub, but they wash up before going into the tub. Spain has always had topless beaches, and many of them are totally nude beaches. How ever there are just so many other areas of the world where the climate is just not favorable for most of the year and people just kept on wearing clothing. - The last I knew there were over 3600 nudist resorts around the world. No imagine just how many people it takes to keep that many resorts going just on their vacation / Holiday. Yea, nudism is very popular but the masses are afraid to admit that they go due to the reprocussions from the prudish few.
nope. as long as theres no ****** or anything. although i feel sorry for the kids...
I think its wrong. Western society "normal" is wearing clothes - right or wrong, that is what it is. Getting your kids to not wear them at home is asking them to do something which is socially abnormal. Its inconceivable to think that any rational parent could think that they are helping their child into society by getting them to participate.
I completely agree with the 'educate them about it' type stance, but not participate. What happens when their friends come round? Do they put clothes on - because then aren't they admitting it isn't normal? Or do they not have friends round - and isn't that abnormal, too?
I think this is an example of completely misguided self-righteousness!
I kind of have this type of attitude about it. I don't care if the kids are not dressed, or if they see me not dressed, but they understand that this is just with the family and not out in the general public. The reason it all started was due to having a family of 5 and one bathroom. Each morning you just had to get in there at the same time and make due. You were going to see each other and making it out to be no issue was the best thing to do.
I think that it might be all right for some cultures. Where nudity isn't quite so "sexualized", if that makes sense.
I live in the U.S., and I am uncomfortable with it in the society that we have. It's bad enough that men might leer at me or make sexual comments when I'm fully covered. All you have to do is read some of the stories on here...about how men get "hot" from being able to see through a young girl's blouse, or feeling they have the right to make certain advances on a woman because she has bent over and they have glimpsed some cleavage. People who are obsessed with voyeurism or watching other people perform intimate acts. Nudity is not simply nudity. People are so excited and hedonized by sexual markers that they disrespect, ob
That's my take on it, anyway. I'm sure the exhibitionists and nudists on here will disagree.
Many cultures do it. Right or wrong? Adam and Eve were nude. Until the "Apple Thing" came up. I guess if it wern't for Eve....this wouldn't be a question?????
You are correct, and had it not been the fear of them taking from the second tree we would all be living in the garden to this day !
If it's something that's part of the culture it's fine. If it's the family trying to make a point using the kids it's not.
i don't believe family nudism is wrong I think its very healthy to grow up not being ashamed of your body but as we live in a clothed society I agree children need to understand there are times and places for nudity as there are a lot of prudes in this world
It has been pointed out that many cultures have traditionally accepted public nudity as normal - particularly in Africa and South America - but that western culture has not.
However, until fairly recently, casual family nudity simply happened. It wasn't nudism. It wasn't families being nude throughout the day. It was just the reality of living in close quarters as a family. Nudity, especially among children, was common within the household or when playing or bathing. It really wasn't until houses got large enough for each family member to have his/her own room and private bathroom that families became so concerned about seeing each other nude.
Casual family nudity isn't sexual and doesn't even have to be nudism. It can simply be an acceptance of a casual family live. Permitting children to see their same sex parent nude (as a natural part of life, not as a sexual event) educates them to what they will look like as adults, and permitting them to see the opposite sex - siblings or parents - removes the natural curiosity that they will fill elsewhere if not at home. In a loving environment, this will give the child a good self image and help him/her understand that nudity is natural, not sexual. They won't need to look at *********** because they already know what the body looks like.
And yes - it is possible for families to be nude around each other and not be sexual.