Nude in Front of the Kids?

family nudism To be or not to be…that is the question.

Like that?  I just made it up.  Well, it does sound familiar…

We’ve all been there whether we’re dyed-in-the-wool nudists or part-timers.  What to do about the kids?  Some kids are lucky enough to be raised in the lifestyle and can make their own choices about it whenever they want.  Otherwise we have to decide whether to introduce them to it, just tell them about it, or hide it from them.

My kids learned that Mom and Dad were naturists in their late teens, after a long time of faking it.  Angie’s kids, grown, learned of it as soon as she did.  Two of mine have been to a nudist venue, survived without too much trauma but didn’t care to indulge. The one who didn’t happen to go is ok with the idea and would love to take his kids to our nude beach or camp, but cannot because it could mess with child custody issues.  You know, unfit parent!

None of them care that we’re nudists.

Angie and I are nude around the house (and anywhere else we can) all the time but generally wear something when the kids are around.  Well, at least Angie does…

Anyway, there are many sources of information on the subject, both pro and con.  As you can imagine, the anti-nudity crowd tends to bring sex, sin, and morality into the discussion, as if simple nudity is immoral or against God’s liking.  The textile community’s obsession with sex colors everything they see, especially nudity, and they cannot fathom how a family could be nude together without something sexual happening!

Here’s a few viewpoints in favor of family nudity and its positive aspects for children.  See what you think!

First, a video conversation between some non-nudist moms about nudity around the house: Should Your Kids See You Naked?

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  1. My daughter-in-law’s feelings about being nude in front of the kids is much like the author’s. It’s a non-issue; they think it’s normal. She recently had a talk with her 11-yo son and asked if it bothered him to see her naked. His response was “Why should it?”

    If my grandkids happen to see me in a state of undress, it’s not a big deal for them or me. Kids don’t make it a big deal unless we grown-ups make it a big deal.

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