"If we aren't concerned about children seeing adult facial hair, then
why are some concerned about children seeing adult pubic hair?"
Is this OK for our kids?
Imagine two young boys. One has
visited a nudist club many times with his family, the other may have
only rarely seen a parent unclothed, and they may have seemed
embarrassed when that happened. The non-nudist boy says to his friend,
"Look what I've found!" as he shows the nudist kid a copy of Playboy
or some similar magazine, which he found somewhere.
As they look at the pictures of
scantily clothed, erotically posed women, the boy who has seen
hundreds of people of all ages and body types, will probably think,
"I've seen lots of naked people before. Why does he want to sneak
looks at this?" He might also think, "This isn't even what most people
Growing up without
Puberty can be a very difficult time
for adolescents; their bodies are growing rapidly, their genitals are
changing, body hair is developing. Some kids feel clumsy. Many are
embarrassed by the changes that are taking place. They can become VERY
body-conscious. At that time, a wise parent will try to keep lines of
honest communication open but still give them privacy and time to be
alone in their room or with their friends. Most adolescents would
rather be ANYWHERE except where their parents are.
All these things happen to nudist
kids, too. The one big difference for kids who were lucky enough to
grow up in a nudist environment is that those kids have literally seen
those changes take place, as their older friends and/or siblings went
through that difficult time. Because of that experience, they are
better prepared for it themselves.