Thu 13 Aug, 2015 09:12 am
There's nothing inherently sexual about nudity. Yet in the US we don't bathe with family memebers (above a certain age of childhood) because we think being naked together implies something sexual. Like when Fox News' editor blurred out a Piccaso painting's abstract breast, the problem isn't the nudity, but the one who think it's a problem.
Watching a segment on HLN last night about breast-feeding, a picture of a mother breast-feeding her's, and her friend's kids was blurred out even though it was only a picture of a mother breastfeeding. If breastfeeding is what breasts are for and accepted, why blur it out? As with the Fox Piccaso blue, the impression they had to blur it lay with the editor who chose to blur it. Legally there was no need to do so (if only because the nipples weren't visible being in the mouths of the kids suckling.)
"Openness About the Body
No matter what type of family structure is chosen, it will be important to encourage openness about the body and its functions. From this standpoint, we could benefit from redesigning our homes along the Japanese format, separating the toilet from the bathing facilities. The family bath should be used for socialization and relaxation, and should provide a natural situation for children to learn about male-female differences. Nudity, like sex, can be misused and abused, and this fear often prevents us from accepting the honesty of our own bodies.
The beneficial stimulation of whirlpool baths should not be limited to hospitals or health club spas, but brought into the home. The family bath should be large enough to accommodate parents and children, and be equipped with a whirlpool to maximize relaxation and pleasure. Nudity, openness, and affection within the family can teach children and adults that the body is not shameful and inferior, but rather is a source of beauty and sensuality through which we emotionally relate to one another. Physical affection involving touching, holding, and caressing should not be equated with sexual stimulation, which is a special type of physical affection. "
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Until we eliminate the impression something's inherently wrong with the natural naked human body, the social problems which result from this screwed up sense of things will continue.
LOL you would be making a lot of jobs for the child welfare/law enforcement people as see what happen to coach Todd Hoffner and his family when he have a few seconds of his naked kids playing around after a bath on his cell phone.
Oh Dog, more incoherent drivel. I can't bare it.
For the idiot moderator who shouldn't be one and deleted the link, here it is again.
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What? Did you only read the url and think "Oh this is about violence." Ya, it's about violence, but how to prevent it. ******* idiot mod.
Have you read the membership agreement?
There is not only nothing wrong with nudity but it is often welcome, and nudity is often erotic. You go wrong trying to deny the power of the erotic, and the role that nudity plays in it.
For the record I am pretty sure HesDeltanCaptain is nononono.
I don't think he is no to the 5 power. I don't see any whining about how terrible women are and how he can't get a break. Plus even nononono wouldn't be stupid enough to diss the moderators.