Questions About Body Image and Body Acceptance

Naturism is based on a philosophy of acceptance, and that very much includes body acceptance. Naturists come in all shapes, sizes, colors, ages, genders, etc. The idea of the “perfect body” tends to naturally fade away in a naturist environment because everyone looks so different and people aren’t focused on what you look like naked.

People have all sorts of “flaws” and “imperfections” that society and the media tells them they should fix, like cellulite, wrinkles, love handles, scars, stretch marks, acne, body hair, a small penis, large labia, and many more. But these “problem areas” become a lot less significant in a naturist place. There are no beauty expectations and most naturists are far more interested in who you are than what you look like.

Naturism is an anti-dote to all the body-negative messages floating around in society that tell people they’re not good enough. It’s an anti-dote to body shame and the idea that naked bodies, especially certain body parts like genitals and female breasts, are dirty and immoral and should never be shown in public. Naturists embrace the human body in all its beauty and diversity.

Got questions about naturism and body image or body shame? Do you want to try nudism but feel insecure about your body? Not sure how accepting naturists will be of your appearance, size, condition or a particular “flaw” Real nudists and naturists are here to answer your questions about body image issues, how naturism promotes body acceptance, and more!

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