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It’s official – nakedness leads to improvements in body image!


Regular readers will know of the ground-breaking work done by Dr Keon West of Goldsmith’s University and how his research showed that being naked boosts self-esteem, happiness and life satisfaction.

Last summer, with administrative assistance and some funding from British Naturism, Dr. Keon hosted part II of the work and tested whether similar results could be achieved with people who weren’t attending a specific nude event or gathering.

The results have now been peer reviewed and published in full. They are in an academic journal and currently behind a paywall, but BN member Nick Mayhew-Smith has looked through the article, and has produced a short summary of the experiment and the positive conclusions it reached, copied in below:


Nick writes:

So for the first time it was possible to test whether communal naked activity leads to rather than merely accompanies improvements in body image (Body Appreciation). And body image was measured before and after the trial took place.

In total 51 participants arrived for the experiment, half of whom spent 45 minutes socializing with clothes on (the control group), the other half doing the same naked. The sexes were roughly balanced (27 men, 24 women) and also each of the two groups (control and naked) had approximately the same proportion of women and men. The participants were told in advance that the experience had a potential for experiencing communal nudity, which could introduce a slight bias in the findings but this was offset by the fact that they were non-naturist identified and also that they were split into two randomized groups following their recruitment for the study.

The experiment also measured Relative Perceived Attractiveness of Others and Social Physique Anxiety, partly in order to determine where the effect of changes in body image might have been mediated.

Dr. Keon used the same body appreciation scale described in his 2018 paper, and measurements before and after the experiment showed a clear and significant difference between the naked group and the clothed group. For the clothed group, 45 minutes spent socializing with clothes on made no statistical difference to their levels of body appreciation, but it was measurably higher (on the scale used roughly 3.3 to 3.8) in the naked group.

The second measure Relative Perceived Attractiveness of Others demonstrated that nakedness had no effect, but as might be expected Social Physique Anxiety was significantly reduced in the naked group. A reduction in Social Physique Anxiety was therefore determined as a possible explanation for why naked socializing has a positive effect on Body Appreciation. In other words, improvement in body image could not simply be produced by seeing other people naked in a non-participatory way.

The participants were all happy to engage in the experiment once they were given their instructions, whether naked or clothed. And there were no differences in the responses between men and women or between different age ranges. A total of 90% of the participants were white, the others South Asian (2%), East Asian (2%), Middle Eastern (2%) or mixed ethnicity (4%).

Naked Voting.

Okay…this is the moment where i need to yell…WHAT THE FUCK???!!

Yes Katy Perry and a number of other women stripped down naked and pulled off these ridiculous stunts in order to get people to vote this Tuesday.  For the Democrats of course.  While i have no problem with naked women, to be honest this was just silly.

Out of Shape Women Strip Naked to Encourage Anti-Trump Vote, Backfires Terribly.

Why would you do something so utterly ridiculous and to be honest, just primed to have most people recoil in disgust.  And those that don’t, either laugh their asses off or masturbate to the images.  I guess somewhere inside their little liberal minds they actually think posing nude in a campaign ad will either help their side win or make stars like Katy Perry relevant again.  Yes Katy will forever be known as the dumb ass who showed her tits and ass on the internet in order to get you to go vote.  Utterly ridiculous and in poor taste.  All this has shown in not the beauty of women, but the desperation of irrelevant celebrities and the Democrat Party.  Because all that T&A was not on my mind when i stepped into the voting both yesterday.

Yes this needs to be killed with fire.

There are times when modern art and Nudity do not mix.  This is one of those times.  I warn you that this shit is disturbing and cringey.

This is a few videos from some event called Atlanta EKE in 2010.  It was some kind of performance art.  And when i say some kind, yeah some kind is about as best as i can describe.  I’ve seen 4 yr olds do better in a Christmas play.

There’s more.  This is not art.  Its some form of twisted exhibitionism posing as art.

I wonder how much people paid to have there eyes burned out by the bad “art”.

You know what.  I would love to protest this as a Naturist.  But i think this so called art destroys itself so there’s no need.

And finally i will conclude by saying this.  I feel sorry for the women who participated in this garbage because they will forever be labelled as morons who did weird shit naked on stage.  And finally, but most of all i feel bad for the parts who paid out tens of thousands of dollars a year for some fancy college, only for their daughters to end up like basically doing a glorified strip tease in front of a few hundred people.

The parents could have just booted them out when they were 18 and got the same damn thing and saved a lot of money.

Ugly Nudity.

I have to admit what inspired me to write this was a post on 4chan in response to a picture of average good-looking woman in the nude.  The said he was surprised at how ugly people look in the nude:


My first desire was to lash out at the person and chew them out for what they said.  But then i thought about it, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and we all have a right to our opinion about what we consider to be beautiful and what we consider to be ugly.  So lashing out at the guy would have been improper.  Instead I could just simply state my opinion that I thought he was wrong.  But what happened was I started thinking about beauty in general.

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So who wants to see some 80 yr old woman in the nude?  Does anyone want to see a fat, 60 year old man who genitalia looks like it got lost in the blubber?  Let’s just be honest, no most of us do not.  Because we as humans have defined beauty as youth and fit bodies, and that has a tendency to be portrayed in the pictures we generally show of nudity and nudism in general.

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Now don’t get me wrong I’m not going to chew anyone out for having fit, young bodies in their advertisements for resorts or in pictures on their blogs.  One instance is for business the other is a personal preference.  And while beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so is ugliness.  The thing about beauty is that there are two types of beauty:


First there is Sexual Beauty or it also be called Attracting Beauty.  This form of beauty is pleasing to the eye and most people also find it sexually attractive.  Its part of the way we are built as humans, so we cannot look at it as bad because God instilled it in us for the sake of helping us procreate.

3tg63BY - ImgurThe next form of beauty is Natural Beauty.  It is the beauty that only Nature herself and God can make.  Mankind cannot create it, only destroy it.  Such beauty is timeless and there for the general appreciation of all Humanity.

So then what am I getting at with this post.  What I’m trying to say is that we as Naturist must not have “Body Acceptance” but we must obtain “Body Contentment”.  Think of “Body Contentment” as the enlightened form of “Body Acceptance”.  In Body Contentment” we are content that there are certain things about our bodies that we cannot change, and that these things make us less physically appealing to the naked eye.  We accept this ugliness as part of who we are and how God made us.

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Think of Body Contentment in the form of the fat, 86 year old naked woman.  Why is she content with her looks?  She is content because she has lived long enough to look the way she looks now.  The woman knows that she is lucky to have lived to see 86 years.  She sees her current body as something she has earned and is glad in it.

What we should strive for as Nudists is Body Contentment in the now, not wait until we are too old and are somewhat forced to do so.  Being content is in many ways better then being happy.  In contentment we can find happiness in so many other things beyond ourselves.  Such as the 86 yr old woman finds happiness in her great grandchildren, not in her looks.  If we can reach the stage of Body Contentment then i believe we’ll all be a lot happier with ourselves whether we are nude or clothed.

Just my two cents for now.

(sorry about some of the pictures.  I know they may gross some people out and such)