Everyone around the world – apart from us nudists – for no truly apparent good reason, views early child nudity as a loss of innocence. This may come from the oh-so-frequently-argued idea that nudity is sexual and as such is a loss of innocence. After all, once a child knows about sex, they will “be sexually active” as conservatives put out. This belief of child nudity as a loss of innocence is indeed silly.
As I have mentioned countless times before, a human is born knowing that nude is just how things should be. So, why is it that children are forced taught to believe nudity is something to be ashamed of? Is it because of the beliefs of ancestors from thousands of years back? Or is it because of, dare I say it, religion? Where does this “Loss of innocence” idea come from?
In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were at the height of innocence. Was it the fruit that gave them shame or something else? I cannot give you an exact answer. All I know is that a true loss of innocence is being taught that nudity in/of itself is not innocent. Why do parents take away the very innocence of their child that they claim to be protecting?
On a second note, art featuring male nudity being shown in public has become quite controversial recently for yet another reason that is silly. A museum in Austria had several large images of nude men censored after very many prudists called in upset disgust at the nude art show called ‘Nackte Manner’ (which translates to ‘Naked Men’) that was shown recently. There is no end to how far the prudes will go to protect a child’s innocence.
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