Robin Lewis and Louis Janda conducted a study in 1998 to analyze the connection between adult sexual adjustment and youth exposure to nudity, sleeping in the parental bed, and parental attitudes toward sexuality. These components had mixed results in previous studies, which necessitated further research. Lewis and Janda used an extensive questionnaire to survey 210 undergraduate university students about their childhood encounters with nudity.

The results of the study were clear: there is a confident relationship between youth exposure to nudity and mature sexual relaxation. Further, the study found that children from birth to age five who were exposed to nudity felt less suffering with affection and physical contact as they grew old. Kids ages 6-11 who were exposed to nudity (i.e. naturist children ) had greater self-esteem and knowledge about sex.
Margaret Mead is an anthropologist who has completed many studies on the effects of nudity on kids and is one of the most well known researchers with this topic. Dr. Mead analyzed cultures throughout the world and noted many negative effects that clothes had in the western culture’s clothing-dependent society.
These effects include a separation of self in the body, a lack of point of comparison for all body parts on account of clothes covering them, a preoccupation with sex that is emphasized through clothing, and too little instruction about the human body related to insufficient exposure to it. She further identified the nudity or partial nudity common to more primitive cultures wasn’t an indicator of a deficiency of modesty, and the way nudity is handled within a culture is more important than the existence of nudity in determining whether it’ll have negative effects. One area that she emphasizes is a child must see nudity among adults so that they know what their body will become; this is critical to the developing person.
One common theme through the research was the effect of the family’s and http://nudismphotos.net/posts/jess-has-asked-me-to-write-about-nudism/ about nudity on children. The presence of a favorable or negative attitude towards nudity was far more significant than any other variable in virtually every scenario when it came to how a child would react to nudity around them. These studies show that not only is nudity not harmful to children (sorry Dr. Spock), but that they can gain in various ways from exposure to nudity in a body-positive, accepting environment.
Kids can get increased knowledge and comprehension of the human body in every one of its forms along with greater comfort with sexuality and physical contact as they grow old. Additionally they learn to accept their own bodies and have greater self-esteem. Hence it’s actually up to us as parents, as educators, as people, as a society, to adopt a more open and accepting view of nudity for kids to gain.
On a continuing note:
Nudity, Family Nudism and Raising Nudist Kids
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Family Nudism and Raising Nudist Kids
Nudism is a lifestyle, a doctrine for some. It is not about stripping offone’s clothing to be an exhibitionist. It is about personal freedom and toleration of the body in all its forms and beauty.
I grew up in a nude home that supportednudismand family nudity.
It was only natural that my loving husband and I also practice family nudism. When in private, we and our childrenrefrain from wearing clothing in our house and secluded garden. We have picked a homethat is away from others, enabling us to express ourselves in our own manner.
Family Naturism is one form of expression for us. Just as others choose certain clothing to wear, we, in our family, just select to wear none.
Family nudism, nudity in your family and parenting naturist kids
Our young children, ages four and six, have entire approval of their bodies. They know the proper names because of their human body and use them so.
There isn’t any anxiety or embarrassment about seeing a man nude. My loving husband and I often speak about how amazing our kids are. Nudity, in many ways, has brought us all closer together.

As a family, we honor the rights and wishes of others as well as most social standards. If company comes to call, for example other youngsters from from our kids school, or when we go out in public, everyone is dressed. Yet, right as privacy is restored, we’re all quick to shed http://modestperson.com/views/discovered-nudist-notices.php covering and poof – back to being the nude family again.
There is nothing like the sensation of the clean atmosphere and heat of the sun on the nakedbody. None of us are uncomfortable while bare in the least. There’s nothing sexualabout being anaturistand there isn’t anything sexual or obscene about uncomplicated family nudity too.
We just enjoy being naked and believe that there is nothing wrong with being in our natural state as we go about our daily lives.
From day one, both my loving husband and I grew up with in nudist families. We used to assemble for particular naturist functions so from a young age, we became accustomed to seeing each other’s nude bodies.

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