I've always enjoyed nudity and now that I'm reading "Naked at Lunch" I'm realizing why. It seems odd that in our era of gore and violence on primetime television that our society shames #nudity
and treats anyone who enjoys it with suspicion and contempt. In my uncle's generation and earlier, nudity wasn't anything to worry about. It happened in the military, at schools in locker rooms and in pools. It was routine at the #YMCA
and many all-male camp-outs would have had plenty of #skinnydipping
and nudity. There was nothing sexual about it. Somewhere in the past 40+ years, nudity and sexuality were conflated. Now we have a couple of generations of men, women and kids with #bodyissues
because they don't have realistic ideas of what anyone else looks like aside from the photoshopped, unnatural faces and bodies in popular media. I'm not surprised to read that #rickets
is on the rise. Finally, people with #SAD
or Seasonal Affective Disorder might benefit from not just a full-spectrum lamp but a short bit of daily nude sun exposure. All things in moderation of course. I just finished getting a little #vitaminD
and have come to realize my cats are on to something with this laying in a patch of sun.