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being seen naked...

the playboy thread reminded me of this. i used to go to sweat lodges with friends and strangers, but i would not get naked. i did get naked once when i went without my friends. it started me wondering why? i think it would be difficult for me to be around my friends after they saw me nude, although i do not remember feeling strange around those whom i have seen nude...i wonder what others feel about this?
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Wed. Sep 20, 2:44pm

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to crib from sienfield, usually the people who are unashamed to be naked are the ones who should be...

The naked human body is beautiful... Right up to the point where it starts moving. Then all those beautiful curves and hanging bits start to jiggle and move around on their own... If you don't believe me, do some jumping jacks in front of a mirror. Naked.

I'll stick with supportive garments, thanks.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 3:08 PM

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I think I'd be ok with strangers but it would seem weird to be completely nude with friends. I'd be ok with a topless beach but full out nude...not sure about that...

Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 3:18 PM

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for those who would not be comfortable naked in front of friends, would you feel differently being around your friends after YOU saw THEM nude? for me, as i've shared already, i haven't experinced any weird feelings...

-liane

Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 3:40 PM

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only around members of the same sex

I don't have a problem being naked around other girls. The locker room at my local rec center doesn't have any private changing areas, so you just have to get over it.

I don't think it would bother me to be naked in front of strangers of both sexes either. In fact, my husband and I are planning to renew our wedding vows at a nudist colony - but, we are definitely NOT inviting our friends. I don't want that much info about them ; )

Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 4:04 PM

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Funny...despite my extra 40 lbs of imperfections, I'd rather be naked in a room full of men than a room full of women. Men look for things they like, women look to judge & compare. I actually was half-naked once, at 210 lbs, in front of 8 men, no women (strange situation - not a social one!!) - I was trying to hide my inner prude, and was pretty sure they were all gay. Boy was I wrong.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 4:25 PM

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oh come on, you have to share the story! Now I'm dying of curiosity -- what happened to make you half-naked in front of 8 men? I hope it wasn't a medical emergency?

Thursday, September 21, 2006, 10:31 AM

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Hah, no, I was taking a massage class at a spa, and I was the only girl there. The guys didn't need privacy to take off their shirts when it was their turn on the table, and I didn't want to make a fuss. I was only exposed for the 10 seconds it took me to get on the table and under the sheet.

Thursday, September 21, 2006, 1:37 PM

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i am not freaked out by other people being naked around me, but i am so not comfortable enough to be naked in front of others...yet. i think it's a body image thing with me, but maybe it's the old fashioned girl in me. when i have lost some more weight, i will try to be one of those women who come into the sauna nude.

Monday, January 08, 2007, 10:19 AM

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I used to work at a place where we had a sauna (and hot water on the deck over the lake) as the "shower". There was a womens' hour... a mens' hour... and a co-ed hour. Because everyone there went, it really was fine, though it was tough to go at first! On crowded nights we'd all be cheek to cheek (yes, THOSE cheeks) on the benches. Generally people kept their eyes to themselves and the conversation light. Sometimes a guy would be a lech with wandering eyes, which was unpleasant! felt intrusive. But to sum up: I didn't feel any differently about any of those people after. And in fact came to really appreciate the sauna ritual. And there were ALL kinds of bodies there... and all ages! from early 20's to 60's.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007, 12:13 AM

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I think one's feelings about this depend a lot on how much one has seen other people naked. I was a jock even as a kid, and the whole locker room thing -- even mixed-sex locker rooms, is no big deal to me. I seriously have no problem walking around naked in that context. Also, I now work in a medical field -- let me tell you, if you see enough people's bodies it stops being at all remarkable, in either a positive or negative way. Hey, we're all naked under our clothes!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007, 8:02 AM

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i think it depend how many other people are naked with me, by myself i would never do, however i have gone skinny dipping with friends (both sexes) multiple times, and my college had a naked run in the rain, which i did (but when there are thousands of people all naked, it's the clothed person who looks rediculous)

Tuesday, January 09, 2007, 4:30 PM

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One trip to a clothing optional resort and you will know if you are really comfortable or not. I thought I would be really uncomfortable. But since everyone there is naked (in this case on the beach) it took about five minutes to adjust and then it just wasn't a big deal. People judge you by who you are, not your shape, not your income (because without clothes you can't tell), just your personality. And trust me, any one who gawks or really checks someone out would be asked to leave. I would not choose to live at a clothing optional location, but vacationing there is on my agenda. I don't go without clothes at home. I'm just not comfortable with that. I have no interest in joining a club or local resort even though there are several around. But on vacation, no packing, just lots of sunscreen. No tan lines either.

Thursday, January 11, 2007, 5:19 PM

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friends seeing me nude

funny i feel the same way..hubby and i went to a nude beach once on vacation..had no problem with it but not sure i could do it around friends

Friday, February 04, 2011, 12:37 PM

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