I am not advocating or promoting nudism, nudity or justifying immodesty, that is not my intent or desire, merely to explore nudity and our cultural perceptions surrounding it as well as how that relates to standards of modesty.
Growing up in the church I have been taught that nudity is bad. It should be avoided at all cost, that only in private or with a spouse we should be naked. Clothing should not be form-fitting or revealing. There is nothing wrong with these standards, however it has effectively been taught that nudity is bad and that to be naked in the presence of anyone but your spouse is wrong and violates standards of modesty or the law of chastity that is taught in the church.
I have thought about this much over the last year or so and it has been interesting to explore the cultural understandings, both in…
View original post 1,644 more words