Thoughts On Why The Body Is Loved

Note: The language in this post could be called “explicit.” I think such language is necessary.

In a previous post (What People Who Are Naked Have To Know), I said this:

There’s a reason God made our bodies so pleasing to the senses: Our bodies bring new life into the world. The beauty and power of life-giving is reflected in the vessels — our bodies — which bring that new life into the world and nurture it.

I’d like to go into that paragraph in more detail:

  1. Sperm comes out of a man’s penis and goes into a woman through her vagina.
  2. 9 months later, a woman pushes a baby out of her body through her vagina.
  3. The woman then nurtures the baby with milk from her breasts.

Baby

The reason for that recap of The Facts of Life, is this: The reason the naked body is sexually arousing is because the brain associates nudity with sex. For good reason: A person has to be naked (or, unclothed from the waist down) in order to have sex. For example: The reason a man has an erection when he sees a naked woman is because his brain is telling him “It’s time for sex.” That’s one of the reasons why being naked is such a pleasurable feeling: When naked, a person perceives that sex — and with it, physical pleasure — is going to happen soon. (For further reading: Why are nudity and sex considered empowering?)

On a side note:

Other reasons to be naked (that don’t have to do with sex or bathing): It’s nice to feel the breeze between one’s legs, or the sun on one’s back. To give one’s skin a chance to breath.

To get back on track:

It is not inevitable, though, that the brain associates nudity with sex. What comes to mind are tribes of people living in places like the Amazon Rain Forest, who wear little or no clothing. To such people, a penis, breast, vagina, or butt is as common a sight as a rock, a plant, or a tree — nothing to get aroused about. (For further reading: What does nudity do to a person? I recommend reading the comment section of that post, too, for insights from other people into nudity and its effects on a person.)

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There are families (nudist/naturist families) living in the developed world whose members choose to not wear clothes, too. Constant exposure to nudity hasn’t destroyed these peoples’ desire, or ability, to have sex. From a comment on a previous post:

Nudity is nudity; sex is sex. We do not lose interest in sex because we become accustomed to nudity… But the stimuli that arouse us are different: voice, touch, words of love, emotional and spiritual connection… And that is as it should be.

In conclusion:

Why is being naked such a pleasurable feeling?

  1. The brain associates being naked with physical pleasure. (i.e., sex)
  2. A person’s skin is able to get air. (i.e., breath) Feeling the elements (a breeze, the warmth of the sun) can be pleasurable.

For further reading:

A spiritual reason to be naked

When pleasure becomes a problem

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