that children who are raised as social nudists learn to honor their bodies more and

Typically reveal higher levels of nude beach photo than average. He says that females are less
likely to experience the dreadful ailment called anorexia. His closing comment implies
that kids subjected to social nudism reveal much less interest about the bodies of the
opposite sex and therefore, upon becoming teenagers, tend to become more responsible
about their choices regarding sex. 4

An article written by William Peckenpaugh titled Familial and social approaches
toward nudity, and the effects on children’s development, emphasizes four relevant studies
Involving kids. The first study investigates parental attitudes and relaxation levels toward
Regular sexual development with pre school kids. Parents were asked questions about
preschool children’s interest regarding sexual conduct. The findings reveal that most
parents have a favorable outlook towards children’s sexual behaviours. Yet, tasks
such as, masturbation and the well-known game of “doctor,” still introduces much issue. The
study also shows that even though most parents appear knowledgeable about their children’s
sexual behaviours, some still need the support from other parents and researchers too,
that their perspectives coincide with what’s considered “ordinary”, within our society. The second
study explores the relationship between childhood experiences and adult sexuality. The
primary concerns addressed here are, kids sleeping with their parents, exposure to

nudity among family members and friends, and, parents approaches and comfort levels about
sexuality. This study suggests it is not harmful for a kid to sleep inside their parent’s
bed and that there are not any bad effects on children while experiencing nudity within their own
families or among friends. This study also reveals that there’s a positive correlation
between youth exposure to nudity and healthy attitudes about adult sexuality. Another
study contains children’s perceptions pertaining to nudity. Children ages five to fifteen, from
the USA, England, and were asked questions to ascertain their degrees of
Comprehension about nudity within their societies, modesty, and the overall decision to wear
Garments. This study reveals the children in the United States, in addition to England, were
more inclined to insist that clothes be worn in societal settings, even in hot climates.
Nevertheless, kids in Sweden, who live in colder climates, display more liberal approaches
about the demand for clothes. This is due mostly to the fact that ”Freikorperkultur,” (a.k.a.
free body culture), is a longtime convention for the Swedish people. The closing study involves
both fkk, and non-fkk kids from all over the USA. Each child was
interviewed by themselves and requested to identify the most and least enjoyed parts of their bodies.
The non-naturist children normally named their genitals as being the most unwelcome part
of their bodies. In contrast to this, most naturist kids preferably identified their genitals as
being the most desirable parts of their bodies, and did not identify any particular body part,
unlike the non-nudist children, as being unpleasant whatsoever. The study also shows that families
who engage in nudism with their children have a higher correlation to favorable body
acceptance and self image, rather than to sex. Though studies reveal no negative affects on

The issues of parent-child co sleeping, and, childhood exposure to nudity, are
sources for discussion among parents and mental health professionals. According to
professionals some of the gains children gain from sleeping with their parents are:
prevention from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), physical comfort, happiness,
security, and the development of independence. Some mental health professionals feel that
by driving kids into a crib before they are ready results in failure for the kid to learn
Closeness, thus, becoming remote and insensitive. On the other hand, some professionals
feel that parent-child cosleeping is damaging to kids. Their concerns include:
Watching parental sexual intercourse, finished arousal on account of body contact, the inability for the
marital relationship to stay private, the hindrance for the kid to fall asleep and to
remain sleeping, and interference in the growth of kids, notably their
Liberty. It was also noted that some professionals felt that parent-child cosleeping
could be a possible indication of issues in family or marital relationships. 6
The issue of nudity and kids also raises eyebrows among mental health
professionals. Some feel that children can experience traumatic or damaging effects from
being exposed to nudity at young ages and consequently term the experiences as sexually

Violent. However, most concur the developmental phase of the child, in addition to the

context in which vulnerability to nudity takes place, is a important factor rather than nudity itself.