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    I got into naturism to cure my pornography addiction. Since I'm Mormon (or LDS), I had become addicted to pornography during the early part of my twenties. I wanted a cure, and the Spirit guided me to Naturism. Naturism cured it. Although I still look at nude art, I don't react with shame. We all have bodies, and God declared them to be very good (Re: first part of Genesis). So I see no shame in participating in Naturism.

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    It is not what you see or look at that matters as much as your thoughts and physical reactions to the sight. Pornography is designed to promote arousal and perhaps get you to engage in sexual activities that violate a love of God, spouse, or self. Just being naked does not go against that love, but like many other things that are considered normal, nudity when excessive could be considered addictive. Remember, that an addictive substance or behavior is one that overpowers. It becomes more important to you than anything else. Just wanting to be nude is not necessarily addictive just as wanting a beer does not make one an alcoholic.

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    • #3
      You're right.

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      • #4
        I had the same/similar experience. I watched an old 8mm black&white video of some naturists at a rustic retreat probably from the early to mid 1960's. They were so happy and free and didn't seem to react to each other's nakedness. I saw the body in a new wholesome vision. God's creation is "very good." I believe the Great Deceiver persuaded Adam and Eve that their genitals were shameful. God told them their world would have thorns and hardships, so he gave them leather garments for protection and as a model for the first blood offering. I feel so free and happy naked, especially in a safe outdoor place. It is not sexual. I have also learned to look at my own body differently too. I love my own body and my penis. I strongly dislike all other words for penis. My penis is not a shameful thing. I destroyed my porn. It just doesn't interest me anymore. I also like to sleep naked, and I sleep well that way. At my age I am grateful to still have a morning erection. I have held it in my hand and thanked the Lord in prayer for it. There is nothing wrong with that. God made a penis to feel good, and I am thankful and grateful for it. I do not sleep around, but I like to still like to feel like a man.

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        • #5
          In the egalitarian world of Naturism, men and women see each other as equals, as people but not sex objects. My wife and I like sex as much as any non-nudist, but when nude in Nature or socially, responding to any sexual desire (if any) is not a priority.

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          • #6
            How do you even define a pornography addiction?

            A friend of mine observed that upon gaining unfettered Internet access, the first thing a young man does is to dive into free porn websites. Over time, the novelty wears off, and interest in porn declines.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mosquito_Bait View Post
              How do you even define a pornography addiction?

              A friend of mine observed that upon gaining unfettered Internet access, the first thing a young man does is to dive into free porn websites. Over time, the novelty wears off, and interest in porn declines.
              Just speculation on my part, but I could see that like any other addiction, there is that need for more and more interesting or exciting. The novelty does not wear off, because what is viewed is never the same. Then you can add in the factor of the addicted persons own satisfaction with the sexual side of life. If unfulfilled, there is a natural quest for fulfillment. If it can't be done with a partner, somebody or something will fill that void.

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              • #8
                I had an interest in porn as a teen. When I started having sex, my porn interest went away. There was nothing satisfying about it anymore. And, above all, the people in the material weren't my type. Needless to say, I do peruse it every so often but it's rare. I don't think pornography is bad unless the people were under duress or lacking approval or awareness. As long as the people involved consent and of adult age, that's all I care about. I'm not religious in any way, so those sensibilities aren't on my radar.

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                • #9
                  It just dawned on me that this thread is in the Nudity & Religion section of the forum.

                  Perhaps this is fitting. Forbidden fruit is always more attractive.

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