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Danee:
From: http://nudistjourney.blogspot.com/

Tackling the Issues of Our Youth




I always like to think we have the power to change the world, regardless of how daunting a task it may seem. I feel that nudism and naturism are the answer to a whole lot of our problems in the world. We're living in a time of violence, hatred, disrespect, crime, self-loathing, criticism, depression, the list goes on. Now I'll be the first to acknowledge that nudism isn't for everyone and there's really no way to reach everyone. If nudity were legal everywhere tomorrow, not everyone would take advantage of it, in fact it would probably be a long time before we even saw much difference on the streets. But I can't help but feel that it would have a positive impact on the world, that it would solve so many problems for us or at least be largely responsible for an overall positive shift in our attitudes.

One issue nudism positively affects is the insecurity and recklessness
of our youth. These days they are dealing with a whole host of issues
surrounding their self concept. They feel the pressures of their peers
and society to fit into the fictitious image of a 'perfect' person.
This image is dictated mainly by how you look; your weight, your skin,
and your clothes. Youth are forced to feel that being themselves isn't
good enough to gain acceptance and thus must change the image they
portray to the world in order to accomplish success, acceptance,
friends, normality. Unfortunately this is just what we see on the
surface, and this change leads to a misguided sense of right and
wrong. Poor decisions are made. The desire to become popular ruins
self-esteem by teaching that personality means nothing and the
superficial image means everything.

Teenagers who have been brought up in a nudist environment often
acknowledge that their lifestyle allows them to be free of the facade
and think for themselves. Instead of living behind their image,
nudists are taught that all bodies are good, and that their own is
nothing to be ashamed of. They are taught to have self esteem and to
respect themselves and their bodies. Nudist youth don't feel the need
to experiment sexually when they are young. They have a healthy and
positive image of the human body, and nothing has been hidden, thus
there are no secrets to explore. Their healthy self-respect also leads
them to think for themselves and avoid drug and alcohol
experimentation. The confidence these youth have prepares them to make
the right choices during their teen years and often helps them escape
what so many other youth succumb to.

There is really so much more on this topic, I just have to stop
sometime. I can think of so many issues that nudism helps and I'll
continue to share what I've found to support that. One thing I can
tell you is that I have every intention of raising my kids in a nudity-
friendly environment. I believe this will help them greatly when it
comes to their confidence in themselves and their self-image, and I
want to give them all the help they can get to tackle this big bad
world on their own.
Posted by Ryan at 12:16 PM

5 comments:

Tom Roark said...

    I think I'm wired to be a nudist. I also think that we'd be better
off if civilization were a little less clothes-compulsive. Still, I
think saying that a nudist kid's "healthy self respect," conditioned
by childhood weekends at a nudist club, and relaxed dress code at
home, would lead him or her to think for herself and avoid casual sex
drugs and alcohol is overstating the case.

    It'd be nice to run the experiment.

    March 28, 2010 8:33 AM

Alan said...

    I raised my kids that way at least as much as I was able to I was
in the military and always away. I took them to nude beaches and the
clubs as often as I could and I do think it helped some with their
self confidence and self esteem. I think that kids that lived in those
camps had really healthy out looks but were also a little lonely as
there were not too many kids there unless a family came for the
weekend. So there are some issues still. I know one family that
eventually moved out of our first naturist resort so their kids could
have a more active social life inviting friends over and what not.
Until we remove the stigma attached to social nudity this will
continue to be an issue. I am trying to impart some of my love of
nudism to my grand kids as well my daughter has no problem with that
however my son and DIL are another issue. I hope to keep the tradition
alive for another generation.

  March 28, 2010 11:27 AM

Ryan said...

    Alan, I think it's unfortunate that the nudist movement isn't
represented by a larger youth population. I can understand it would be
tough for children who may feel isolated living at a nudist resort. I
hope to raise my kids to be comfortable in their skin at home, but I
don't think I'll be moving to a nudist resort anytime soon. It really
is too bad the stigma is so prevalent and limiting.

    Tom, I wish I had the personal experience to back up my comments
about conditioning, but what I wrote was based on what my nudist
friends have said to me; they were raised as nudists from birth, and
have made those observations about themselves and the people they went
to school with. Nudism isn't the ultimate solution, but it's an
interesting observation and you're right...it would be nice to run the
experiment and see what happens. Things to think about I guess.

    March 28, 2010 9:18 PM

Roger Poladopoulos said...

    Very insightful point of view and I agree with you. Too often, the
superficial becomes real and reality becomes superficial. Not only are
our youth misguided; unfortunately, their parents are also.

    March 29, 2010 5:48 AM

Alan said...

    I have seen some encouraging signs if naturism/nudism has a season
this is it. After a long cold winter what could be better than to be
nude in nature. It seems to cause news such as the recent topfee march
by a group of women, excuse me, womyn in Portland Maine. Then there is
the couple gardening in nothing but thongs in Colorado. Everyone is
happy to get out an soak up some sum after a long cold winter.

    April 8, 2010 7:18 PM

Ace001:
I agree with everything this author wrote except for the whole sexual experimentation thing. I don't think sexual feelings die down just because I can see all the naked people I want by going outside. I also don't think that sexual interest spikes just because everyone is naked. Yes nudity does not equal sex. Nudity also does not mean lack of sex. Sexual feelings will still exist regardless, and it's good to experiment as you find out what you like and don't like. Not saying kids should be having sex at 13 but if they're 16/17, that's pretty natural run of course. Also sex experimentation doesn't have to mean penetrative intercourse, it could just mean exploring one's own body by one's self. I just dislike it when sex and sexual experimentation gets grouped into this category of negative things. Sex is good. Sex feels good. There's nothing wrong with it when viewed and participated in with a healthy mind and attitude, which I think social nudity can help give a person.

Danee:

--- Quote from: Ace001 on April 14, 2010, 02:51:01 pm ---I agree with everything this author wrote except for the whole sexual experimentation thing. I don't think sexual feelings die down just because I can see all the naked people I want by going outside. I also don't think that sexual interest spikes just because everyone is naked. Yes nudity does not equal sex. Nudity also does not mean lack of sex. Sexual feelings will still exist regardless, and it's good to experiment as you find out what you like and don't like. Not saying kids should be having sex at 13 but if they're 16/17, that's pretty natural run of course. Also sex experimentation doesn't have to mean penetrative intercourse, it could just mean exploring one's own body by one's self. I just dislike it when sex and sexual experimentation gets grouped into this category of negative things. Sex is good. Sex feels good. There's nothing wrong with it when viewed and participated in with a healthy mind and attitude, which I think social nudity can help give a person.

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Thanks Acer. This post should be bronzed.   :3145

King Pizza:
I agree and I definitely like some of his other blog entries more that the one about; however thanks for showing me the site.  :234567

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