Why Are We Ashamed of Being Naked?

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by TruthSeeker, Aug 9, 2004.

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Are You Ashamed of Being Naked?

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  1. TheBeerMan Registered Member

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    Ive seen all my friends, male and female, naked dozens of times.. this year weve got together naked about 10 times or so, this is because a simple invention called
    the Sauna.

    Its no thing going around naked here, if you see a person more than few times (or once

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    ) in a situation dedicated to having fun/chilling your bound to see him/her naked at some point. This is not an erotic thing either.

    http://sydaby.eget.net/swe/saunas.htm
     
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  3. TruthSeeker Fancy Virtual Reality Monkey Valued Senior Member

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    Oh yeah... I gotta do that. I just need the courage to do it...

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    But why don't you say what you want to say here?
     
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  5. TruthSeeker Fancy Virtual Reality Monkey Valued Senior Member

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    Finnish people are just too cool...

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  7. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    When you have an ugly body its something to be ashamed of. I think that the sub-conscious reason why we are ashamed of being naked, people will judge you and may judge you ugly and ostracize you.
     
  8. s0meguy Worship me or suffer eternally Valued Senior Member

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    I think beiing ashamed of nakedness is a stupid thing. Even some my cousins (though opposite sex) are ashamed of beiing naked in the sauna with me or other family members of the same age (other than their close-family I figure). It made me think, if people would just accept nudity the world would be nicer.
     
  9. what768 Guest

    I really believe people are ashamed of being naked because "adam and eve" ate the "fruit" from the "tree of knowledge".

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    But I think it's a bit symbolic...
     
  10. TruthSeeker Fancy Virtual Reality Monkey Valued Senior Member

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    It's very symbolic. I don't think that was the point of the story. But that's just me...

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  11. Rubiks Registered Senior Member

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    1) You are afraid of the consequenses of being naked, that is, people will spread rumors, talk about you, look at you etc

    2) We grew up with having clothes on, the rest of society (often) have clothes.

    3) Its really cold without clothes.
     
  12. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Men I've dated have liked how my body looks, so I'm not ashamed or embarrassed by it, but in general, I'm kind of modest. The general shame of it for many, might have religious origins.
     
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  13. Ivan Seeking Registered Senior Member

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    Shame is a good thing. It makes me eat well and workout hard...really hard.

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  14. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    lol I take care of my body as well, but there are people who take care of their bodies and still have shame. I think there's a general idea of shame over being naked, for many people.
     
  15. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Any shame is from our culture. That's neither good nor bad. It's just our culture. Why is it "good" to have kids, get married, work hard? It's not in absolute terms. It may help accomplish certain things that our society values but it doesn't have to be that way.
     
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  16. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
    Please provide evidence* to back up your assertion.

    *Minimum 1024 x768 JPG, 3 angles, zipped for easy downloading


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  17. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    haha - all in the name of science, eh?

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  18. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Surely the "shame" associated with nudity is strongly correlated with the advertisement of one's sexual organs to the pleasure of complete strangers, some of whom may not be entirely respectful of one's desire not to share it more intimately.

    If I don't want all manner of strangers to read my private diary full of my innermost thoughts, where I am most vulnerable, it would behoove me to not stage a book-reading of my diary in the middle of a crowded street on the bad side of town, yes?
     
  19. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    I've never ''advertised'' my sexual organs to complete strangers, so I wouldn't know.
     
  20. Ivan Seeking Registered Senior Member

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    Some studies have shown that "available" women show more skin in public when they're ovulating.

    A woman asked me for a dick pic once so I sent her a pic of Dick Cheney.
     
  21. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Why are you both saying these rude, gross comments to me?
     
  22. Ivan Seeking Registered Senior Member

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    Sorry, I thought it was funny.

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    True, btw. I guess you haven't spent much time on places like Tinder or POF, or AFF.
     
  23. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    It's okay, Ivan. The ovulation comment was just unexpected. lol

    I don't do online dating, I tend to meet guys in social situations, offline. Online dating seems fake to me. Like people are fake...fake pics, fake or exaggerated profiles. I've heard this from friends who use these sites.
     

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