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From Here to Maturity

What is this compulsion so many people now have to bare it all? Perhaps we’ve gradually gotten used to seeing more and more performers choosing costumes that leave little to the imagination. After that, the next step to nothing at all seems less shocking.

When you think about it, nudity has been becoming more acceptable for many years. Nude beaches have long existed in many European countries. In the US, we’ve been aware of more nude resorts, camping and more activities where clothing is optional.

When devotees of this lifestyle attempt to convince us to share their enthusiasm, their favorite theme seems to be, “We shouldn’t be ashamed of our bodies.” If we all believed that, Weight Watchers, NutriSystem and all the gyms might go out of business.

Of course, we shouldn’t be ashamed of our bodies. However, how many people do you know who wouldn’t like to shave off a few pounds, firm up in a few places and in the far recesses of their minds envision themselves looking like fashion models?

“ “We shouldn’t be ashamed of our bodies.” If we all believed that, Weight Watchers, NutriSystem and all the gyms might go out of business.”

A reality check reminds us of why men and women buy clothing that hides or rearranges our less than perfect parts.

It also begs the question of why these nudity devotees want to display these areas for all to see. How many of you know people who would probably look fantastic in their birthday suits. Do we really want to see all of them wearing nothing but sunglasses?

TV shows encouraging this lifestyle are becoming very popular. Naked and Afraid for instance. All these brave souls don’t seem to be bothered by insects and scratchy bushes and tree branches while wearing nothing but determination.

Another program that creates interesting mental pictures is Naked Dating. Can you imagine discussing hobbies and your favorite books in this situation?

Someone will surely come up with one of those dating sites for these people. Maybe, “Grin and Bare”

What if a couple found their perfect match and got married? Would their invitations say “clothing optional.” That would solve the problem for many men of renting a tuxedo. Surely, the wedding pictures would be interesting.

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