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Most commentators say that it's the context in which family nudity happens, not the nudity itself, that

determines whether .
itself, and nudity is just a problem when it's treated as one.97
73. Many psychologists claim that the implicit message conveyed by a deficiency of nudity in the home is that the
body is simply unacceptable or scandalous--an attitude that might carry over into discomfort about nudity in the
context of adult sexual relationships.98
74. Kids of "primitive" tribes, encircled by nudity of all kinds, suffer no ill effects. Neither do
exposure to nudity will cause issues for kids grow out of the preconceptions of our culture.
"It's interesting to speculate as to what type of model of the human mind Sigmund
Freud would have built if he had based it not on clothed Europeans but on, say, a study of the naked Nuer of
the Sudan. Almost all the procedures which he identifies as formative for the adult mind would have been lacking.
Freud assumes that children WOn't normally see each other naked and that, if they do occur to, the result will be
Stabbing. This really is not accurate of nude cultures. . . . So great states of Freud's head-empire would just be
missing. There would be no Oedipus complex (or not much, anyhow), no penis envy or castration complex, probably
no clearcut stages of sexual development. We're emerging fast from the age of Freudian gospel . . . and can
75. Children who grow up in a nudist environment observe the natural body changes brought on by
They have far less anxiety about these natural processes than children who are
76. Research has shown that countries with fewer reservations about nudity (and sexuality in
general) also have lower teen pregnancy and abortion rates.101
America to be more than twice those of Canada, France, Sweden, England, and also The Netherlands. The disparity
in ethnic attitudes toward nudity and sexuality. The analysis found American youth to be particularly ignorant of
biology and sexuality, partially due to a climate of ethical disapproval for seeking such knowledge.
Degrees of unwanted pregnancy correlated with variables such as the amount of female nudity presented by public media
and the extent of nudity on public shores.102
77. Clothes-compulsion intimidates millions of mothers from breast-feeding their children, even though
breast-feeding is healthier and often more suitable for both the kid and also the mum.103
In the U.S., hardly half of all mothers breastfeed; only 20% do so for a complete 6 months, and only 6% for the
Surgeon General's advocated 12 months.104 Breast-feeding is also dropping in developing countries.105
Gabrielle Palmer writes: "In Victorian England, well-known for its prudery, a decent woman could feed
openly in church, yet in modern industrialized society where women's bodies and especially breasts are used
to sell papers, automobiles and peanuts, public breast feeding induces cries of protest from both guys and
women." 106 Lisa Demauro notes that "our society is much more at home with the notion of hot breasts than practical
ones." , the Florida Health Department coordinator for breast feeding. "This is a sad commentary on our
culture." 108
Naturism is particularly consistent with feminism as well as the battle for women's freedom.
78. The repression of healthy nudity, especially for females, has been among the main method of thoughts and
destiny control by the patriarchy. Breaking this routine shatters the invisible bonds of an familial sex function.109
79. Limitations on women's nudity, an approval of pornography, and demanding fashion demands
may, independently, look like minor issues. Taken as a whole, yet, they form a pattern of repressive maleoriented
Marilyn Frye clarifies: "Consider a birdcage. If you look very carefully at just one wire in the cage, you
In case your conception of what's before you is ascertained by this myopic focus, you could
look at one particular wire, up and down the length of it, and be not able to see why a bird wouldn't only fly around the
wire any time it wanted to go somewhere. . . .

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Tran Overby determines whether .
itself, and nudity is just a problem when it's treated as one.97


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