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  • Public nudity is losing its power to shock

    Public nudity is losing its power to shock

    I want to believe it. But after what happened in California and Vermont I'm not so sure.

  • #2
    One person in isolation is more likely to upset people, but large groups are seen as an organized activity.

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    • #3
      .... they pay people to write this? I could assemble such a selection of platitudes and common references in my sleep

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      • #4
        I saw this article as the best kind of publicity...that nudity is commonplace. Rather than try to promote nudism, it makes a lot more sense to treat it as "no big deal."

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        • #5
          Well, I would feel much better when the public didn't panic at the sight of a nude person. That or suspend the possiblity of becoming a sex offender from being seen naked in your own home.

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          • #6
            Maybe in many parts of the world, in general...



            :but, still wouldn't like to try it on in many parts of North America, the Middle East, or the more conservative corners of Europe or Asia..

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            • #7
              There was a time when just to swim one had to be covered head to foot. Then over time that eroded to the thong and topless places.

              The advent of the internet has expanded porn to a hugly expanded new dimension so the naked human body is seen in about every position imaginable in almost any place inaginable. So the secrets of a naked body had all but stopped surprise and shock. It is just too abundent and obvious everywhere one can go.

              There are those that maintain it is disgusting and I agree most porn is disgusting. But simple nudity does not bring near as much shock or feelings of disgust as it once did. In fact a simple nude body brings shock and disgust to only a small, a very small percent of the public.

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              • #8
                Then again, public nudity shouldn't be shocking at all.

                But then again, I'm only shocked by electricity.

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                • #9
                  I would agree that as nudity becomes more common place fewer people are offended or embarassed by it in the right location. When I go to Lighthouse Beach I see many clothed teenage boys and girls together walking along the beach. When I was a teen there was no way I would have walked on a nude beach with a girl. Both of us would have been too embarassed. I also see many families (mothers, fathers, teen and pree-teen boys and girls)walking together down to Kismit. Years ago I don't think there would be too many parents who would walk along a nude beach with their children. I see this as a positive sign. Even though they might not try it, there are many people out there who are accepting of nudity in the appropriate place. (Before someone jumps on my case that any place is appropriate, I am refering to places where people know that they are likely to see nudists, not some place where they would encounter it unexpectidly such a mall or textiled beach.)

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                  • #10
                    Not as many people are as shocked by nudity as the prudes would have you believe, in most cases where nudity is reported to police its not because the complainant is shocked, but becuase they think that someone else, the little old lady next door or the children up the street, may be shocked, this is prudery by proxy.

                    This is how it should be!!!
                    YouTube video (In German.)

                    Is it a coincidence that the country with the biggest output of pornography gets so wound up about nudism?

                    Pete Knight

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                    • #11
                      I'd go so far as to say nobody is shocked by nudity, they're only shocked by someone breaking the rules. (Note, I'm not talking about exhibitionism where the intent is to shock.) That's why I advocate decriminalizing nudity. We will always be judged on our behavior, but should never be judged on our state of dress (or undress).

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