The Naked Blog
I will email you my answer as quickly as I am able. No subject is off limits, ask what you will, just be honest with yourself and don't flame me if you disagree. I will provide any research results I have plus my opinion if you are interested.
Family bonding is not an issue for most nudist families. Few studies have been done on the closeness of families participating in the nudist lifestyle however there have been volumes upon volumes of studies as the benefits of a tight, knit family bond. All studies have agreed, a close family bond produces emotionally strong and confident people. Family bond study has provided results that were not surprising after one considers the results of studies researching intelligence, sexuality, confidence and successfulness.
Questionnaire and results:
- Age (50/50 m/f): 1,500 4 – 10 2,800 11 – 14 5,700 15 - 18
- Do you feel comfortable in the nudist community/lifestyle? 100% yes
- Are you nudists at home? 100% yes 60% all the time 33% mostly 7% among family only
- Are you active when nude? 100% yes 65% all the time 30% mostly 5% sometimes
- Do you have a close relationship with parents? 89% very close 9% close 2% so-so
- Do you have a close relationship w/ brothers/sisters? 90% very close 10% close
- Have your parents told you to ask any question? 100% yes
- Do you believe you can ask "any" question? 99% yes 1% unsure
- Do you feel comfortable discussing "any" question? 98% yes 1% unsure 1% no
- Have you ever not received an answer from your parents? 100% no
- Have you talked about sex with your parents? 100% yes
- Were you comfortable with the discussion? 95% yes 1% unsure 4% afterwards yes
- Do you feel comfortable talking to adults? 98% all the time 2% most of the time
- Do you feel comfortable talking to children? 100% all the time
- Can you discuss "anything" with anyone? 98% all the time 2% most of the time
- Do you make friends easily? 89% all the time 10% most of the time 1% unsure
- Do your friends know you are a nudist? 80% all 15% most 5% a few
- Do you think your friends should be nudists? 100% yes
- Do you think everyone should be nudists? 98% yes 2% unsure
- Are you sexually active with yourself? 6% 4 – 10 82% 11 – 14 99% 15 – 18
- Have you had sex with someone? >0.5% 4 – 10 2% 11 – 14 3% 15 - 18
- Are you sexually active with someone? >0.5% 4 - 10 >1% 11 – 14 2% 15 – 18
- Have you done illegal drugs? 100% no 4 – 10 >0.5% yes 11 – 14 >0.5% yes 15 – 18
- Have you drunk alcohol? 100% no 4 – 10 >0.5% yes 11 – 14 >0.5% yes 15 – 18
- Do you smoke? 100% no 4 – 10 100% no 11 – 14 >0.5% yes 15 – 18
Academics can also be given as evidence and benefits of the nudist lifestyle. Smith, Stewart, Hardy and Turner research in the mid 1970's regarding academics, children and said learning rates produced exact results revealing astonishing and unexpected findings. The results were of children with extraordinarily high above average academic levels in all course studies; not just a select few subjects. Past and present research has shown Math and Science courses showed girls with higher scores than boys. History and Business courses showed boys with higher scores than girls.
However, the individuals that showed the highest above average scores in all subjects made up a small percentage of the case study individuals (approx. 5%). Further investigation revealed 65% of the 5% case study subjects belonged to individuals that were either frequent or total participates of the nudist lifestyle and communities. Continued study and research has been on going with numbers showing consistent evidence supporting original studies. Ten years later since the original study, majority of the highest above average students (approx. 75%) were exposed to the nudist lifestyle. In all case studies the top 5% of above average students in the nation were studied. Although the original subjects (students) were still being monitored, their statistics were not included in the phase of the study under discussion.
As memberships to nudist and naturist communities and lifestyles have grown, so has the percentage of above average test subjects. The 1985 study showed further increase of percentile from 75% to 95% of above average students participated in the nudist lifestyle. Test subjects monitored from the 1970 study continued to perform well and stayed in the higher top 1% of above average students.
As a general consensus from the academic community, the psychology and behavioral sciences communities have concluded no fault of the original findings and subsequent studies have portrayed an accurate foundation for findings as sound. In other words, due to many issues mostly stemming from self confidence, strong ability to focus and close relationship with parents, children and adults raised in a nudist lifestyle are more intelligent or more focused academicly.
It is never to late for a change in lifestyle.
So long as nudists take precautions, this lifestyle is healthier than "normal" living. The human body requires vitamin C and D (as well as other vitamins) to stay healthy. Both of these vitamins are absorbed by exposure to the sun. The average non nudist leaves approximately 5% to 50% of their body exposed to the sun hence absorbing considerably less vitamins than nudists do. With proper lotions a nudist is not likely to incur any more shun damage than the average person that is not a nudist. With the constant use of lotions, nudists tend to be better protected from the sun than the average person is. This is due to knowledge and understanding the effects of their decision and actions.
Another health benefit is de-toxing one's body. The human body has thousands of pores all over our body. These pores are meant to absorb good vital and needed vitamins and to allow the release of bad or used toxins from our system. If the human body is 90% covered 80 – 90% of the time, how does the body release toxins? This can not be done efficiently or effectively. People believe clothing absorbing sweat is good, but it's not. Sweat is meant to cool the body when needed. Allowing clothing to wick away the cooling sweat, the body does not cool properly. Medical studies confirm, people who are practicing nudists 75% or more of the time, are healthier and their bodies retain less harmful toxins.
Physically fit. This lifestyle is not only for the slim and trim or muscular. Evidence shows the slightly overweight to "obese" nudist have experienced dramatic weight loss due to an increase of activity largely explained by becoming secure with their appearance resulting in the confidence to socialize more. Nudist communities/resorts have a full range of activities for all nudists to participate including volleyball, horse shoes, fitness rooms as well as classes, swimming and water games, hiking or nature trails; the same activities as clothed society has to offer.
That being said, I am no longer trying to keep up with the original posting dates, but will try to include them in the posts.
I can tell you now (as I do when handing out the questionnaire) answer all questions honestly to the best of your ability. Research has already provided evidence that members of the nudist lifestyle are 97% honest when submitting a questionnaire such as mine. Of course there is also a 2% margin of error. Non nudist members are only 65% honest when submitting a questionnaire such as mine. There are several contributing factors: 1. lack of self confidence. 2. concern of what others will think. 3. shame or embarrassment factor. 4. shy or introvert.
All I ask is if you are going to submit or make a statement regarding anything on my site, be honest not only with me, but most importantly, be honest with yourself.
Isn't nudist just another way of saying 'let's have sex'?
Nudist lifestyle is not sexual. Yes there are confidence issues that can be solved by a nudist lifestyle or upbringing however, being nude is not always sexual nor does it have to be. It is an attitude, an intelligence level, a state of mind or pure way of life. A nudist community is not an invitation to a sexual orgy. And for those of you who did not know, the word orgy does not always apply to or is not always refering to sex.
Statistics show that nudists children have less curiosity regarding a naked body and sex as they age because the children have been raised in a nudist lifestyle which also includes a open minded and open communication between parents/adults and children. An open line of communication is a key to raising intelligent, respectful and well rounded children. To say no subject is off limits is one thing, but to feel comfortable to discuss any subject or topic is another. This train of thought is instituted in this lifestyle so the children are not only discussing and asking questions, they also build a closer relationship with parents and adults.
A nudist lifestyle is not sex related. As far as sex is concerned, appearances and curiosity of seeing a person naked is a driving force in teenage and young adults urges which often lead to sex. Most communication regarding nudity and sex is very open with no sense of taboo for any subject related to the body and sex so there is no topic that is off limits. In most cases, openness regarding questions of any kind is accepted as adults and children alike are encouraged to voice their questions or opinions. This does not mean it is considered acceptable to have sex at any age or to experiment with the body in any way. Most children are taught at a young age about sex, relationships, the human body and morals.
Early expose to the naked body and teaches that nudity is acceptable, natural and not wrong has diminished curiosity of seeing someone naked. This curiosity often leads to sexual activity when the curiosity is satisfied by disrobing and not stopping the curiosity at the sight of nakedness. This tends to be a precursor to sexual activity among the young and the adults in what is classed as "normal" society. Research has proven: young males and females are less sexually active involving the nudist lifestyle.
Statistics for non-nudist:
1 out of 10 girls between ages 15 – 18 have sex
1 out of 5 boys between ages 15 – 18 have sex
1 out of 20 girls between ages 11 – 14 have sex
1 out of 25 boys between ages 11 – 14 have sex
Statistics for nudist:
1 out of 35 girls between ages 15 – 18 have sex
1 out of 30 boys between ages 15 – 18 have sex
1 out of 80 girls between ages 11 – 14 have sex
1 out of 80 boys between ages 11 – 14 have sex
The results do not support nudists being sexually active to a higher degree than non-nudists are. In fact the research shows just the opposite which has been an on going argument for many to not accept or allow nudists in the real world.