Swim suits or no swim suits

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    Aug 26, 2014 4:50 PM GMT


    What's your opinion,,, is it wrong or right to let kids go swimming in swim suits or no swim suits......keep it clean no bul stuff comments.

    I ask this cause I saw on a public beach recently several kids running around nude,,,,,

    It doesn't bug me, but I do know there's others whom it might upset...namely some of the right wing liberals.

    Frankly speaking we were all born naked.
  • Aleco_Graves

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    Aug 26, 2014 5:00 PM GMT
    I am all for freedom of choice... But kids that age arent consciously choosing to be naked (not in the way I mean in anyway). I think if its a public place keep your baby dressed, even if it doesn't make everyone uncomfortable it will make others avert their gaze.

    Plus: I got mad when I discovered my parents did this to me as a kid. Let me frolic naked, my bits for everyone to see. I want to tear up the baby nude photos as well. Just no...
  • Destinharbor

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    Aug 26, 2014 5:44 PM GMT
    In my experience it is the liberals who believe that naked is natural and conservatives who find the human body sinful and shocking. I think you should cloth your kids but I really don't care if others have a different take on it.
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    Aug 26, 2014 5:54 PM GMT
    I don't have an issue with it but I'm not crazy about naked baby/little kid pictures that get circulated later, like the kid on the cover of Nirvana's Nevermind. He had no say in the fact that his ween is now all over the place (although he seems to be pretty cool with it:

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/26/showbiz/nirvana-baby/
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    Aug 26, 2014 7:50 PM GMT
    This is a question dealing with culture. which has changed over time. Here is what I have witnessed in the US.

    As a child in the early 1950s, boys until about 3 could go naked on public beaches. They were viewed as babies, their nudity not sexual in any way, and permitted. Girls rarely did, however. They wore bottoms, even when babies, but not tops.

    At home I went naked in our backyard pool until I was about 8. But at the ocean or lake in public I had to wear swim trunks.

    Some of my boy friends were still going naked as late as 12 or so in their own home pools, along with the rest of us boys when joining them, with their little sisters & girl friends watching. The big change came when we developed pubic hair. Then we had to wear something, we were becoming men. The rules for men were different, at least in the US. But not everywhere in the world.

    It was just what we kids did at that time, with parental approval. And of course we were all naked at the Y swimming, and many school programs, but that was just all boys, or men. (The Y kept us segregated by age until around 15)

    It was like males got a pass, but females did not. That no longer exists today in the US. Now NOBODY gets a pass, we're all equally neurotic conservative prudes. Doing the towel dance in male locker rooms like bashful girls. Again, a cultural decision, with some Right Wing politics and fundamental Christianity thrown in. It's only wrong, or right, when we arbitrarily say it is. And how we're raised & taught.
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    Aug 26, 2014 8:15 PM GMT
    I'd just hope the little kids are toilet trained. Other than that I don't care.
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    Aug 26, 2014 8:59 PM GMT
    This is where it all changed, for America, the conservative movement of the 1980's icon_evil.gif


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    Aug 26, 2014 9:23 PM GMT
    Nah. Kids are natural nudists. It's the death-cults teaching them to be ashamed of it that's cruel and wrong.
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    Aug 26, 2014 9:25 PM GMT
    ShiftyJK08 saidI don't have an issue with it but I'm not crazy about naked baby/little kid pictures that get circulated later, like the kid on the cover of Nirvana's Nevermind. He had no say in the fact that his ween is now all over the place (although he seems to be pretty cool with it:

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/26/showbiz/nirvana-baby/


    Haha. Cute kid. Just google it and pics of him re-enacting the stunt at different ages pop up. They should have made the denomination of the money get larger as he got older. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 26, 2014 11:09 PM GMT
    Like Art Deco i do remember going nude swimming while in kindergarden at the pool they taught is to swim in and with other boys at the pool at the park area boys day only,,,,and other times like family vacations to the beach i was allowed to go nude.

    But like every thing time changes and more and more people get upset about nudity, we were all born nude and nudity should be a blessing.

    Another album cover that comes to mind is Led Zepplins House of the Holy with nude kids climbing a pyramid of stone blocks.

    I just wonder what the furure holds for kids.......
  • Apparition

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    Aug 26, 2014 11:14 PM GMT
    it should be thought of as freakishly weird to wear clothes whilst swimming.
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    Aug 26, 2014 11:55 PM GMT
    I love being naked. When I was a teenager, we swimmed in the nude (boys only, of course).

    But as I have aged, I love swimming naked, because we are born that way.

    (Almost got arrested for swimming in a Holiday Inn pool sans clothes)

    Tommy
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    Aug 27, 2014 12:00 AM GMT
    No shorts. Let it all hang out

    Tommy