Nudity

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    May 27, 2012 9:10 PM GMT
    I was driven to create this thread after seeing the comments in the "sauna" thread. I was rather disturbed by the negative reactions to nudity. Rather than derail that thread, I thought I'd start one on the topic of nudity.

    When I see nude people, be it a nude beach, locker room or sauna, I don't get all hung up on the people I'm not attracted to. I fail to understand why people get so upset when they see people they're not sexually attracted to without clothes. I view these people the same way I would if they were clothed. If they're not my type, I just treat them with kindness and respect....maybe have a conversation about something and go on about my way. However, I get the feeling some people have the attitude that they don't even have a right to exist if they're not attractive.

    I'm genuinely curious about this and would love to hear from some guys that feel this extreme repulsion to people who are not physically attractive to them.
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    May 27, 2012 9:28 PM GMT
    I don't think any less of people that feel comfortable being nude..
    It's me that feels uncomfy..

    I believe trauma and growing up in a close minded community are one of the causes
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    May 27, 2012 9:33 PM GMT
    Ugly people?!!! Gross!!
    Ugly people should all be rounded up and placed in camps with electrified fences and yadda yadda.
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    May 27, 2012 9:34 PM GMT
    Attractive or not, I wouldn't have a conversation with someone who isn't wearing clothes.
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    May 27, 2012 9:36 PM GMT
    Is this a serious topic? Of course "those" people don't deserve to exist. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 27, 2012 9:39 PM GMT
    cold saidAttractive or not, I wouldn't have a conversation with someone who isn't wearing clothes.


    Why? What are you afraid will happen?
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    May 27, 2012 9:44 PM GMT
    I sort of feel the same way like the OP on this issue. I used to live in San Francisco and saw naked people on the streets and at nude beaches all the times. It doesn't really bother me unless if he starts to touch/masturbate himself in public in front of children. icon_lol.gif Ok, I haven't seen that. My views are Americans are still a little uptight about nudity for some reasons that I still haven't figured out yet comparing to Europeans, Japanese/Asians. Just go to a Japanese Spa, you'll see. icon_cool.gif
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    May 27, 2012 9:47 PM GMT
    I have to wonder how much of it is due to Christianity. The whole Adam and Eve story and how the Bible says we should be ashamed of our bodies. Not that it's a conscious decision of course, but I think it factors in somehow.
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    May 27, 2012 9:57 PM GMT
    Meh
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    May 27, 2012 10:12 PM GMT
    People are way too hung up on it, no pun intended. I don't want to see it everywhere I go, but it shouldn't be a big deal in certain places, like the locker room.
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    May 27, 2012 10:16 PM GMT
    Claystation saidMeh


    Shut yur backtalkin and take yur clothes off bitch! icon_surprised.gif
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    May 27, 2012 10:20 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    Shut yur backtalkin and take yur clothes off bitch! icon_surprised.gif


    aye......who youz thinks youz talkin to hurr? U no Iz needz mah burr befere Iz get all nood
  • FRE0

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    May 27, 2012 10:54 PM GMT
    As a matter of courtesy, it should be convenient for people who are disturbed by nudity to avoid seeing it. However, that is simply a matter of courtesy towards them. On the other hand, they have no right to make nudity illegal everywhere just because they find it disturbing. People who prefer nude beaches and other areas where there is no rational reason to be clothed should have such areas conveniently available.

    There should be no test based on physical appearance to determine whether people are qualified to be nude. On the other hand, obesity is more obvious and more unattractive when people are nude, but that is insufficient reason to prohibit them from being nude. What is in good taste should be left up to individuals to decide.

    The story of Adam and Eve is simply part of ancient Hebrew cultural tradition and should not be used as a reason to proscribe nudity. But, clothing is usually at least somewhat functional; it protects the body from the weather, reduces the likelihood of minor injury, and makes it easier to maintain proper hygiene. Would we really like to share furniture with nude people of unknown cleanliness?
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    May 27, 2012 11:11 PM GMT
    Nudity is really not that big of a deal. It's when it is in an inappropriate context (like the creeper intentionally flashing a straight dude in the sauna thread) that it becomes an issue.
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    May 27, 2012 11:50 PM GMT
    Firebrand saidNudity is really not that big of a deal. It's when it is in an inappropriate context (like the creeper intentionally flashing a straight dude in the sauna thread) that it becomes an issue.


    I would agree that nudity shouldn't be a big deal. Unfortunately, some people make it a big deal, even when it's not inappropriate.

    There are small secluded beaches at which nudity would be appropriate, but people who would never go to them anyway have gone out of their way to make nudity illegal at them and see to it that the anti-nudity laws are enforced. They are disturbed by nudity even if they never see it just because they know that it exists.
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    May 28, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
    cold saidAttractive or not, I wouldn't have a conversation with someone who isn't wearing clothes.
    You don't talk to yourself in the shower?
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    May 28, 2012 12:10 AM GMT
    cold saidAttractive or not, I wouldn't have a conversation with someone who isn't wearing clothes.


    Many times I've conversed, while nude, with others who were nude. Why should that be a problem?
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    May 28, 2012 1:47 AM GMT
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    May 28, 2012 2:32 AM GMT
    I think Americans are far more worried about nudity than any other nation because so much of what your society values is placed on the clothes people wear and appearance in general. It also would have to do with control, perhaps because you're all so uptight, there is a collective consciousness that if you all took your gear off the world would end, cause you couldn't control yourselves or hide your imperfections.
    I find the fact that the US produces more porn than anywhere else and the uptightness of your people towards sex and sexuality to be fascinating.

    Its the land of extremes after all.

    You all also seem to find nudity sexual? strange.
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    May 28, 2012 2:40 AM GMT
    cold saidAttractive or not, I wouldn't have a conversation with someone who isn't wearing clothes.
    Just make constant eye contact, and it will be alright. icon_wink.gif
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    May 28, 2012 2:45 AM GMT
    I really couldn't care less. They can do what they want, I know I do icon_smile.gif
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    May 28, 2012 2:55 AM GMT
    Personally, I don't have an issue with nudity no matter what your body looks like. That's a general statement.

    I won't go into details of when it does bother me because those would be one-off cases and I don't think Scrufffernutter wants this thread to go that way.

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    May 28, 2012 2:56 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor said
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    cold saidAttractive or not, I wouldn't have a conversation with someone who isn't wearing clothes.
    Just make constant eye contact, and it will be alright. icon_wink.gif

    Like the Australian said a few posts earlier. We are uptight here in the US about nudity.
    We even tell our children to only make eye contact when in the locker room.
    As if we'll turn to stone like Medusa looked into our eyes.
    There's nothing wrong with seeing someone's naked body nor is it a problem if someone sees us naked when changing in the locker room. He's right, we tend to sexualize it when it's not that big a deal.


    I agree. Even though my parents didn't pass on any hang ups about nudity to me, I think society in general has made me a bit self conscious about the way I look nude. In particular, I've always been self conscious about my endowment.
  • Pontifex

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    May 28, 2012 3:03 AM GMT
    I really can't understand some people's stance on nudity. It isn't a sexual thing. They probably aren't naked to try to excite you. They probably don't even care what you think. There is nothing evil, sinful or sexual about nudity. Those thoughts are all added to the nudity by people. Usually in the observer's thoughts.

    Would it bother me if an ugly person walked by me at a nude beach? Nope. Would I enjoy it if a naked hot guy walked by me at a nude beach? You bet. I can guarantee you that neither one of those people decided to get naked to have that effect on me though.
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    May 28, 2012 3:06 AM GMT
    The people who have problems with nudity are usually the ones who do the most staring.

    I've grown more comfortable with my own nudity in the locker room, and don't care who's looking. When I take off my glasses can't see anything any way and I don't care how hot or not the next guy is.