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Sat Sep 15, 2012, 12:25 PM

Is anyone else glad that public nudity is taboo?

How many people look good naked standing still? 10% tops. (And that's just an age span covering 16-40)

And who really looks good naked in full motion during daylight hours?


Clothing is good.


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Reply Is anyone else glad that public nudity is taboo? (Original post)
DerekG Sep 2012 OP
TwilightGardener Sep 2012 #1
LiveNudePolitics Sep 2012 #2
redqueen Sep 2012 #8
HopeHoops Sep 2012 #3
rug Sep 2012 #4
taterguy Sep 2012 #5
nolabear Sep 2012 #6
LiveNudePolitics Sep 2012 #9
antiquie Sep 2012 #10
nolabear Sep 2012 #13
nolabear Sep 2012 #14
antiquie Sep 2012 #15
LiveNudePolitics Sep 2012 #19
Tuesday Afternoon Sep 2012 #7
Alduin Sep 2012 #11
Odin2005 Sep 2012 #12
mythology Sep 2012 #16
MiddleFingerMom Sep 2012 #17
Honeycombe8 Sep 2012 #18

Response to DerekG (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 12:35 PM

1. Clothing is good. Shoes are good, too. I'm tired of looking at bare feet

in public. I stood in line behind some middle-aged guy in flip flops at the store yesterday, and he had lines of black dirt between his toes and around his heels. Gross. Save it for the beach.

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Response to DerekG (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:03 PM

2. Nudity--It can be liberating,

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for you, if you try it in a safe setting. I live in the New York area, and once I went to this ginormous spa place called Spa Castle. I was waiting in the women only area while my friend had several lengthy treatments done. To use the women only sauna's and pools you have to be totally nude! I was so self conscious for the first fifteen minutes, as I will never be mistaken for a fitness model! But, as I stopped keeping my eyes to myself, and actually LOOKED at the other women, all strangers to me, I felt better about myself, and I saw all the beauty around me in all shapes, sizes, ages, and races. There certainly were women with figures that men would drool over, and more who might inspire derision....but, no one cared! I don't know if it was because it was women only, or the vulnerability of being nude, but I saw no competitive posturing, or heard any nasty comments. We were all relaxed, kind, and feeling very mellow. Never were strangers warmer to me in conversation, or more cooperative in sharing a communal space. It was a hell of a shock, as I am used to the rude and crude attitude you commonly experience on the street! Every teenage girl should be taken there, or some place similar, in my opinion. I think women would be a lot less judgmental to each other, and a little less harder on themselves in regard to body identity.

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Response to LiveNudePolitics (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:53 PM

8. Love this post.

Very interesting to read about your experience... thanks for sharing.

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Response to DerekG (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:14 PM

3. I think the taboo is stupid. We're all born naked. Animals we don't dress up area all naked.

 

What the hell is wrong with people? "NEWSFLASH: PRUDES JUST DISCOVER THAT EVERYBODY HAS AN ASS!"


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Response to DerekG (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:29 PM

4. The 10% would make it all worthwhile.

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Response to DerekG (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:37 PM

5. I'd be too distracted to function if it wasn't taboo

I'm all in favor of clothing optional resorts, but if I could actually see the bodies of the folks I mentally undress I'd never get anything done, and driving would be out of the question.

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Response to DerekG (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:38 PM

6. We'd all be very different in our attitudes if it wasn't.

People are people. Young ones are unused and pretty, old ones sag, peoples' lives are painted on their bodies and if we weren't so skeevy about the whole thing we could appreciate that a lot more.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:07 PM

9. How much money

would the beauty/anti-aging industry lose if we all just relaxed just a bit, did not hate our selves and signs of our own mortality so much? Billions?

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Response to nolabear (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:12 PM

10. Agree with you and Rodin.

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Response to antiquie (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:50 PM

13. Isn't this the statue Jubal Harshaw got all emotional over in Stranger in a Strange Land?

As I recall he was so eloquent in his description of the exhausted body, how it showed all that it felt and had been through. When I was a kid and thought Heinlein very cool I was very impressed by that pov.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #13)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:55 PM

14. I was conflating. But here's the quote re Rodin:

Anybody can look at a pretty girl and see a pretty girl.

An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become.

A better artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl that she used to be.

But a great artist — a master — and that is what Auguste Rodin was — can look at an old woman, portray her exactly as she is… and force the viewer to see the pretty girl she used to be…. and more than that, he can make anyone with the sensitivity of an armadillo, or even you, see that this lovely young girl is still alive, not old and ugly at all, but simply prisoned inside her ruined body.

He can make you feel the quiet, endless tragedy that there was never a girl born who ever grew older than eighteen in her heart…. no matter what the merciless hours have done to her.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 04:42 PM

15. Jubal's chorus,

as I recall, used mind control to shape their own bodies. I soaked it all up an eon ago. Upon re-reading...

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Response to nolabear (Reply #13)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 09:34 AM

19. Thanks for that reminder

I haven't thought of that, in years! Definitely need to re-read!

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Response to DerekG (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:42 PM

7. winter would suck.

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Response to DerekG (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:16 PM

11. In a country where obesity is rampant...

 

I'm glad public nudity isn't allowed.

It's bad enough many young obese people wear skinny jeans.

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Response to DerekG (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:32 PM

12. It seems like most Nudists are the people you would LEAST like to see naked.

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Response to DerekG (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 04:53 PM

16. The people around me certainly are glad for that taboo

Apparently my super power is to make women of all ages recoil in horror. I really wish I had been bitten by that other radioactive spider.

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Response to DerekG (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 05:08 PM

17. I have just three words for everyone.

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Middle.
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Finger.
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Mom.
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Response to DerekG (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 05:41 PM

18. Totally glad! Who wants to look at hanging bits flapping around all day? nt

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