BBC World Service: The Benefits of Nakedness…

Date: August 26, 2018

01) The Benefits of Nakedness

“Some people just love to be naked in public. Dr. Keon West travels far and wide to speak to those who enjoy taking their clothes off to find out why they do it, and what the benefits – and disadvantages – might be.

Dr. West is a social psychologist at Goldsmiths, University of London, and has done some research into naturist groups in the UK. His work showed that those of us who are naked in public are more likely to be happier not just with our bodies, but also with our lives more generally. Dr. West is also someone who has come to love being naked and he bears all with different naked groups in the UK, Germany, Senegal and India. He experiences nakedness on two wheels, at the World Naked Bike Ride in Brighton, England, enjoys the sun and sea at a secluded beach in Bengal, India, and plays cards with a naturist group in Berlin, Germany.

He is accompanied on his travels by his producer, Philippa Geering, who has a more prominent place in the programme than she anticipated. As someone who has never before practiced public nudity, it is a steep learning curve for her. She finds herself naked indoors and out, in city centres and off the beaten track, and on three different continents as she accompanies Dr. West on his journey. Will she be convinced of the benefits of nakedness?

Photo: Naked cyclists ride through Madrid, Spain, during the Naked Bike Ride 2018 Credit: Marcos del Mazo/LightRocket”

Yes…there is a picture…and you will see lots of naked butts, if you follow this link…But fear not!…Seeing naked butts, will not kill you.

Do take note of the portion, where one guy calls it a strange idea, that children would be harmed by seeing an adult naked [a western culture superstition].

…It’s almost shocking, to witness a bit of sanity on this issue.

3 thoughts on “BBC World Service: The Benefits of Nakedness…

  1. feinmann0

    Keon West mentions that mental health professionals consider public nudity as some form of psychological dysfunction. That further confirms my suspicion that that profession, like the fraudulent American Academy of Pediatrics with its pro-genital-mutilation stance, implements a puritanical anti-sex agenda for profit. Their toxic anti-nature pronouncements prejudice societal attitudes to the extent that even UK sport centres which, to garner income, once welcomed naturist events on their premises, but now prohibit children from attending with their families.

    There was a time when we were active naturists both in the UK and abroad. Those experiences were extremely happy ones simply because of the accompanying sense of belonging. Friendships formed were some of the strongest in our lives. It is a shame that there exists no mechanism to create a similar sense of belonging in the MAP community.

    1. eqfoundation Post author

      One can’t be against nature, and pro-health at the same time…

      …and what is more natural than being naked?…We were born that way.

      I enjoyed being naked as a boy…and hold with great fondness, my memories of being in a naked setting amongst others…especially [all too rare] my peers.

      It really does a grave injustice, prohibiting people from this experience.

      …and equating it to mental illness, is just preposterous…

      One thing that’s always bothered me [which is why I pointed it out, in the post]…is this bizarre, though wide spread, belief that children are traumatized by the mere experience, of seeing an adult naked.

      It is so patently [and demonstrably] false and absurd…one has to question how anybody can believe it.

      They just don’t want naked children being amongst naked adults…

      …probably because they know, that some of those children will be arroused, and inclined to sexually love an adult…as we saw testimony of, a few days ago.

      I think it’s every bit as much about keeping the kids “in their chastity belts”, as it is about forcing the adults into strict, sexual roles.

      1. feinmann0

        Yup, to keep kids ignorant of sex, one must keep nudity hidden from them at all costs. The spirit of John Harvey Kellogg is alive and well in the 21st Century, and continues to do immense harm to society.

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