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Monday, 28 January 2013

What the Kids Think About Nudism


What the Kids Think About Nudism


Young children couldn't care less, so long as they have a good time!

Primary and teenage children become more concerned about what their peers may think as they get older. Explaining about confidentiality at this point will both help to reassure them, and also help to make them aware of the need for discretion. It can be pointed out that it is up to them as to what they tell their friends, because nobody else will. The presence of other kids at the swim in their own age group becomes increasingly important to them, and will also help to reassure them.

The following is the normal reaction from primary age children, although some will want to wear a costume, at least to begin with.

    ... well I don't have children, so it has never been a problem, however we are god-parents to two children and they have at times stayed with us. One of the weekends we were going to a local swim, and asked the parents if they had any problem of us taking the children along. Both parents had shown some interest in naturism, but had never gone any further because he was concerned about 'his reaction' in a naturist environment. We just told the kids, 8 and 10, that we were going swimming in the evening, but where we swam no-one wore a costume. They did ask if they could keep theirs on, and we said we would ask. When we got there we went into the changing room and stripped off and said to the kids, 'come on, get undressed', no mention about wearing their costumes they stripped off and were soon playing with the other kids. At the end they asked if they could do it again.

Children and Discretion

Older children know the difference, but are not keen to tell anyone who won't understand, for their own reasons. Younger children probably won't even realise there is anything special to report! However, there is no absolute certainty about this, especially if there are problems between members of the family, particularly between teenagers and parents.

One respondent wrote:

    Again, the least said the better. In conversation with parents it never ceases to amaze me how quick children appear to be in developing a sixth sense in this matter. You see the same with bi-lingual kids, they always get it right when it comes to speaking the appropriate language when in company and they never mix languages.

    Peer pressure and "Street Cred" are of course complicating factors but they usually result in kids going erring on the side of discretion rather than the other way round. Bear in mind too that "tan-lines" often loom large on their horizons. How can you show off a sun tan if you haven't got some white bits in contrast.

and another commented:

    ... in my opinion there's absolutely no need to worry about this one. Which doesn't stop people worrying, but may give some reassurance.

    OK, so kids can really enjoy putting a parent on the spot with an embarrassing remark during a visit to doting grandparents, and regarding at least some aspects of parental attitudes and activities as appalling when chatting to one's mates is essential. But children seem to develop extremely acute sensitivities about what they can/can't should/shouldn't say in various situations. If social nudity is frowned on by their peers, they will probably frown on it to those peers - whether they enjoy it for themselves or not.

A member of the Naturist Foundation wrote:

    Most of the kids at the Naturist Foundation over about 8 yo have been told that there are places where it's best not to mention the club, or just to mention that we have caravans there. AFAIK they were simply told that "not everybody agrees with naturism, so we don't tell everyone."

Of course, for the "avoid embarrassment" factor to work, the parent must play their part too, and not chatter happily to a child's friends (etc) about things the child doesn't want those folk to know.

Several years ago, Channel 4 broadcast a shortish play called "The Spy Who Caught A Cold", about a young girl going on a naturist holiday with her Mum. Both had a good time. Over the closing credits, the youngster is chatting with a friend about the holiday, and being emphatic that she certainly hadn't been nude. Which, of course, she had. It rang very true.

And another contribution was:

    I know of a family who have two daughters who always used to come to our Tuesday swim. They also went to many of the other local venues such as Doncaster Dome, the youngest one (about 12) did seem to tag along with me, and I did have some misgivings about what her parents might think, however they had no problems, and I think sometimes were happy to have someone else 'child sitting' especially in the water race part of the Dome, where this girl was not allowed without adult supervision.

    One time, about a week or so after a Dome evening she told me she had had to draw a picture of what she had done at the weekend. She had chosen to draw a picture of us showering at the end of the evening, but she did say, 'I put swimming costumes on all of us'. She was fully aware that her lifestyle might not be understood by others at school, and just altered details slightly so as not to give herself problems with her peers.

Children's Friends

It's possible that a child who enjoys family naturism, including swim sessions, might suggest that a friend comes along. At that point it may be necessary to talk about the fact that some people think naturism isn't a Good Thing at all, and that the friend and/or the friend's parents might be such people. It's probably best to follow your instincts on that.

I have heard of one instance of this happening with older primary children. The friends didn't go to the swim, but the naturist children were perceived as being braver than them.

CCBN child protection guidelines also suggest that great care is needed (ideally written permission) if the child is not with parents/grandparents/guardian

13 comments:

  1. kids should be exposed to erections in a nudist environment

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    1. Whatever for? Sure erections happen but come on dude. Your comment is not at all helpful to the cause of promoting public and social nonsexual nudism. In my times going to various resorts or other naturist/nudist enviroments I have never seen a single erection. We are trying to attract people not scare them away. Comments like your will scare them away and help re-enforce the thought that we are nothing but a bunch of sex crazed swingers, pedophiles and any number of other people engaging in sexually deviant behavior.

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    2. An erection is not sexual, although I do understand it makes some feel uncomfortable.

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    3. I raised my son a nudist,and he only wore clothes to school and church,but around the house and outside we were always naked.He also slept nude,and morning erections were a common sight,even when his friends came over to visit,play or sleep over,we still reemained naked,and at first the morning erections made them embaressed, but they got used to it.My son saw me,I saw him.He always went about naked,and msny times lay in front of the tv watching the wresteling divas which often aroused him,and he never shielded his erections,and was easy...if he became to aroused,he someti!mes just excused himself,but more than often never did,amd finoshed of on the louinge,or when he went to the roomand did his thing to relieve himself,hed just return again,still naked and erectile...Erections were no issue... and as a teen he was naked than ever,and just took his spontanious erections in his stride.

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  2. @Jason Lee......Dear Jason, If you are not familiar with Naturist lifestyle, let me explain you. Naturists are people who live a life in and with nature or love staying naked at home, naked bare life are only for themselves, because they feel no hesitation or shame about living clothes free life as well as experience pure Nature. Naturists are not people who ask for others to show or tease other or live naked from primary sexual interest. And the basic rules for naturist community are; No racism, No sexual interest, self-respect and respect to others. Which means all colors, races and all body-shaped people are most welcome in our community. In a sentence, Naturist-lifestyle means hundred percent freedom to live your own life in a happy and healthy way. There are over one million Naturists all over the world, most of them are from European and Latin countries. Naturists not only live naked alone, also encourage their family members to live a clothing optional life, because in this lifestyle you can enjoy your full freedom. As because I belong from a naturist family, from my childhood I see my parents and sister naked in front of me, and we are happy with it, because we feel no shame! We are family naturists since 2001, the year we traveled Haulover Naturist Beach in Miami, FL. So, obviously I wanna marry a naturist girl to make a naturist family myself. It's my lifetime dream, if you ask me. And of-course I wanna introduce my children with Naturism from their childhood. Because Nudism or Nudity is not a crime, to me.

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    1. @ asif iqbal I'm familiar with the naturist (nudist) lifestyle

      I have been a beach naturist (nudist) since 2003 or 2004

      I'd probably get turned on if I had seen your sister naked

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    3. @Jason Lee.....Ohh, you know my sister, too? Then you also know that we brother-sister both are naturist, and unlike you, we are not offended by Nudity. Also we have mouths, but we don't wanna insult others.

      Just wanna say that, there are some Filthy Pervert Garbage, who call themselves a Nudist, but wanna feel their ''ERECTION'' watching other naturist Women. They wanna feel their ''ERECTION'' watching others Wife and Sisters naked. We need to keep booting them, because they are Filthy Garbage.

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  3. A very immature comment Jason............one doesn't know your age, so I might make an allowance for raging hormones and all that, but your comment was quite offensive. In a naturist environment one quickly loses all feelings of titillation and such, and once used to it, a male will not have an erection in public. The latter is not acceptable behaviour, and if one does get an erection, it should be covered by a towel till it goes away either on its own or after a cold bath or swim. If this keeps happening to you all the time, perhaps you should drop the ideal or participating in social nudism.

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    1. @Deepak Nagda......I agree you completely Deepak! Because any sorts of Sexual Behavior are strictly forbidden in Social Nudism or Nudist Events. Naturism means ''Self-Respect'', ''Respect to Others'' and ''Respect towards the Nature''.

      Unfortunately, some people use this life-style for their filthy desire, they go nude in public so that they can see nude girls and women. They also wanna feel ''ERECTED'' watching others wife and sister. Also they cannot realize what they are writing in a Social Blog for naturists. Such a Shame!

      Anyway I'm glad that you have the same mentality like me. We Hate Perverts! NUDISM IS NOT ABOUT SEX, AND JUST DEAL WITH IT ! ! !

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  4. Please guys, sign this petition! A young Nudist Girl's life is in Danger! SAVE HER LIFE! ! !

    http://www.change.org/petitions/petitioning-tunisian-government-amina-must-be-safe?share_id=DdtyKWmLwC&utm_campaign=share_button_action_box&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition

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  5. Hey Guys, I need you to do something for us. On behalf of all Indian Naturists, I request you to sign this petition, to support our naked freedom rights.

    http://t.co/f0s7N2rjE8

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