I'M OK NAKED

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There is a great difference between what most people think about social nakedness and actual practice. Among the few peer-reviewed scientific studies of nudists is one from Marilyn Story, Ph.D. [The Journal of Sex Research, Vol. 23, No. 2, (May 1987), pp. 197-211]

index021.jpg This interesting study showed:

  1. Social nudists were less likely than non-nudists to have had premarital intercourse with a person other than an intended marriage partner.
  2. Social nudists were less likely than non-nudists to have had sexual experience with a person of their own sex before or during adolescence.
  3. Social nudists were less likely than non-nudists to have had extramarital sexual experiences.
  4. Social nudists were less likely than non-nudists to have had a group sex experience.
  5. Social nudists were less likely than non-nudists to have taken unfair advantage of a person for selfish reasons.
  6. Social nudists were less likely than non-nudists to have had sexual contact with a family member other than their spouse.

index022.jpg This study was done by established scientific methods, but it is only one study. We need further studies to see if, for example, being unable to adequately see the opposite sex naked as a child has a bearing on later adult addiction to pornography. Does sneaking to "play doctor" create a pattern that later results in adults sneaking around to have sexual affairs? Does hiding the body of the opposite sex to pre-schoolers have a bearing on the later development of homosexuality? Do boys who routinely see their mother and sisters naked, or girls at a nudist club, learn sexual self control that they later apply to the girls they date? What correlation might there be between being unable to interact naturally with other naked children have on the demand for so-called "adult clubs" with nude dancers? What relationship is there between lack of childhood nakedness and rape, incest, voyeurism and exhibitionism?

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