Most blokes don't mind taking off their shirts revealing their manly chests. At one of the camp sites I used as a boy scout there were 'closed to the public' sessions in the swimming pool when we swam nude. I remember how grown-up I felt revealing my all. In my late teens in the seventies I saw the original London production of 'Hair' and recall the impact of the cast showing themselves completely naked. In the eighties I directed the Quaker Youth Theatre. Several times the script gave cause for nudity: Quakers going naked for a sign; hippies letting it all hang out; gladiators wrestling in the fight school.
I Refuse To Make My Kids Ashamed Of Their Bodies So We’re A Naked House
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After school, he likes to take off his pants, recline on his stuffed animal chair and watch an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants while snacking on cheese-flavored crackers. Nicola, 44, said affectionately. Alex asked his sister and her friend to paint his fingernails and then suggested a fleshier canvas. Put nail polish on my bottom! Nicola said. The girls obliged, and after creating a shapely pink masterpiece, ran down to the kitchen to confess to their mothers. For many parents, allowing a child to run around naked at home is perfectly natural, an expression of physical freedom that represents the essence of childhood, especially in the summer.
Forget 'lewd behaviour' – is being naked around your own kids good for them?
Seeing a parent naked can help children learn what real bodies look like and better understand consent and boundaries. T his week you may have heard about the Utah lewdness law , which a judge refused to overturn in a judgment against a woman who removed her top in her own home while applying drywall, and was seen by her stepchildren doing it. What little research there is on the topic suggests fears around the harms of parental nudity are exaggerated.
Click here to read the full article. Lucky for us, we live on a large property and the neighbors are a long way away. I want my children to see a variety of bodies, but particularly older female bodies, and to be familiar and comfortable with pubic hair and saggy breasts and bellies. Especially in an era when young people have access to a plethora of airbrushed pornography on the internet , I feel it is essential to normalize different body types.