We wear clothes not because we are ashamed of our bodies, but rather because we believe we are unable to live up to our full potential as humans.
A Christian website went out of its way to explain how "the foremost reason of clothing is to cover up those parts of our body which are involved in sex" failing to realize that our entire body is very much involved in sex (in fact some of them should realize that their mouths are quite involved in sex too, and cover them up as well occasionally). If that's the main purpose of clothing then maybe we should all wear burquas and sunglasses at all times.
Here’s a reblog of one of my posts from my other blog, which I think is relevant to the topic of this blog.
Puberty occurs sometime between 10 and 14 years of age in girls and 12 and 16 years for boys. Questions about how they came to be come much sooner. I never intend to hide from the children the fact of being born from their mother’s womb with stories of having been brought by a stork, or worse (if there is worse). The details of how this happens need only be told to the extent of child’s questioning.
I’m quite aware that some children ask questions like scientists and that with this attitude my child will know about intercourse long before age 8, but so be it. I know from experience how incredibly frustrating it is to not get answers to questions which interest you so much and I will not deny my children the knowledge when they ask for it just because society thinks it inappropriate.
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If I ever see someone using this silly thing I don't think I'll be able to stop laughing - first at the silly way this whole process looks, then at the sheer foolishness of the person using it.
[W]e consider ourselves a democratic and free society. However, as Stephen has noticed but cannot articulate why, this doesn't go very far. This high opinion of ourselves is baseless because some of us - our Human Rights Court judges (no less) included - are not ready to accept this in all possible instances of our exercise of that democracy and that freedom.
Everything I said in the previous posts I mentioned in the context of reaching the goals one wants achieve. There are, however, four essential things which one simply has to be able to do naked, or else they may endanger their - and even somebody else's - life.
What irks me most about people who are ashamed of their naked bodies - besides the fact that they may unwittingly be spreading diseases - is the fact that they are OK to carry with them 24 hours a day, every day of the year, a thing that they are so utterly ashamed of - their body. Even worse, they never do anything about their shame. I'm not talking about losing weight or building abs. I'm talking about the simplest thing in the world - accepting - that is - creating a mental state where they declare "This is my body, such as it is; I love it and always will!"
How and why did I start practicing nudism?