Why people do not embrace naturism more widely and see nudism as a normal and natural way of being? Shame is the obvious reason. Society, culture and religion have created shame. In Genesis, before Eve was tempted, it’s written “And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.” Then, you know what follows. Nudity became shameful.
And it still is for a majority of people. What is shame? The Merriam-Webster dictionary tells us that shame is “a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcomings, or impropriety.” Many see nudity as improper, therefore you should be full of shame when you’re naked. But insidiously it drives body shame as well, more than nude body shame only.
Nudists are not shameful when naked. They feel comfortable and feel nudity is a normal and natural state of being. When you look at kids frolicking naked on a beach, you can see they know no shame of being naked. Shame is built! Shame kids about their nakedness will become shameful. Reinforce this shame at teenage time when they are feeling insecure with their own transformation and you will deepen the shame. Many scientific studies show this is leading to many psychological issues.
On the opposite, educate kids and teenagers in the respect of their body and with the fact that social nudity is normal and natural, and they will become happy naturists, making a real difference between nudity and sexuality. There should not be any shame associated with the naked body. Spend a day in a nudist resort and all this ingrained shame may disappear for good.
Get Naked, Stay Naked, Live Naked and Share the Naked Love!