As a society we need to normalize body image and acceptance. Nudity has really helped me accept myself in a way much deeper than ever before. I like me better now. Nudity is about acceptance of who we are, and social nudity is an affirmation of ourselves to others. There is no ‘ugly’, ‘unattractive’ or ‘undesirable’. There is acceptance and inclusion and openness. Social nudity permits you to be who you are, not some made up image or idea. This article on women speaking out about nudity is a must read for all women.
Normalize and desensitize. We need more nudity, not less. But by more nudity, I don’t just mean more perfection, more sanitization, more photoshopped, starving, plastic models. The sight of a breast should neither offend us nor rile us up into a sexualized frenzy. Enjoy them privately with your consensual sexual partner if you’d like, but there is really no reason why a glance at a breast outside of that situation should reduce women to little more than a sexual commodity, to be judged and dehumanized. Nor should we assume that men are incapable of seeing women beyond that scope.
Seeing real nudity, not airbrushed in magazines or plastered on billboards, reminds one of a simple fact: human bodies are inherently sort of silly looking. We have parts that bounce…
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