Is being naked so wrong?

Thu, May 27, 2010

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Kids don’t seem to be at all uncomfortable or unabashed when fully naked.  So why are adults so indoctrinated in covering up.  Probably due to right wing conservatives, the same folks who believe women should be wearing bras all the time.

Effect of nudity of kids

The following 4 paragraphs was taken from Wikipedia’s page at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nudity.

There are differences of opinion as to whether, and if so to what extent, parents should appear naked in front of their children. Gordon and Schroeder[5] report that parental nudity varies considerably from family to family. They say that “there is nothing inherently wrong with bathing with children or otherwise appearing naked in front of them”, noting that doing so may provide an opportunity for parents to provide important information. They note that by ages 5 to 6 children begin to develop a sense of modesty, and recommend to parents who wish to be sensitive to their children’s wishes that they limit such activities from that age onwards.

Bonner[6] recommends against nudity in the home if children exhibit sexual play of a type that is considered problematic.

A United States study by Alfred Kinsey found that 75% of the participants stated that there was never nudity in the home when they were growing up, 5% of the participants said that there was “seldom” nudity in the home, 3% said “often”, and 17% said that it was “usual”. The study found that there was no significant difference between what was reported by men and by women with respect to frequency of nudity in the home.[7]

In a 1995 review of the literature, Paul Okami concluded that there was no reliable evidence linking exposure to parental nudity to any negative effect.[8] Three years later, his team finished an 18-year longitudinal study that showed that, if anything, such exposure was associated with slight beneficial effects, particularly for boys.[9]

Here’s my son Bernard having fun in the tub.

2 Responses to “Is being naked so wrong?”

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