Note: In my next post, I will be talking about why naturism is natural.
What got me interested in the subject of nudity was this blog post: Revealing Intimacy.
The first time I read it, I didn’t agree with it at all.
For example: I didn’t like that the author compared the sight of a person’s nudity to gold:
…gold is valuable because it’s rare, but if someone discovered a way to synthesize it and started mass producing it, its value would drop significantly. I think this can be applied to intimacy.
I felt that the author was giving a monetary value to the intimate parts of a person’s body. Which is what the customers of prostitutes do.
But, over the months, my view on Revealing Intimacy has changed…
I’ve realized a contradiction in nudism.
More than once, I’ve been told that continued exposure to nudity makes it so that a person no longer sees the naked body as a means of experiencing sexual pleasure. i.e., There comes a point where a woman’s butt stops being arousing.
It’s curious that a lifestyle that emphasizes all that is natural is built on an unnatural notion.
What do I mean by an “unnatural notion”?
I mean this:
What I am essentially being told by nudists is: In order to live as we are naturally meant to live — naked — we must subdue our natural response to the sight of the opposite sex’s nudity: sexual arousal.
The first time a man sees a naked woman, all kinds of reactions take place inside his body which, for the sake of keeping this post G-rated, I won’t mention. My point is: It is natural for the sight of the opposite sex’s nudity to cause sexual arousal.
Nudists, in their desire to live naked in harmony with others, seek to suppress that natural aspect of the human body. The message of nudism can be boiled down to this: Nudity is beautiful. Except when it gives you an erection.
That’s where I have to agree with Revealing Intimacy: There is a time and a place for nudity.
I see the naked human body like the Ark of the Covenant in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981):
Why do I see the naked human body that way? Because, like the inside of Ark of the Covenant, there are people who can’t withstand a look at a person’s intimate parts. At the sight of such parts, their resolve melts like a Nazi’s face, they throw caution and decency to wind, go “F*** it,” and try and force themselves on that person.
Why do you think movements like Still Not Asking For It exist? Because, faced with the sight of a woman’s naked body, a man needs to remind himself, or be reminded: Restrain yourself.
A question for the men: Would you have sex with anyone?
I’m guessing the answer would be No.
But: That’s not your body’s natural answer, at some level, when faced with a woman’s naked body. To your body, it doesn’t matter that the woman with the long red hair is a liar and, thus, you could never see yourself in a relationship with her, or that the blond with the eyepatch is your ex and you swore never to have anything to do with her again, because when they are naked in your sight, the message your body is getting is Prepare for intimacy.
My point being: When you are naked in the sight of others, and/or others are naked in the sight of you, it naturally makes no difference what your intentions for such people are: Your body still desires the intimacy that can only be expressed through the unity of your naked bodies.
A man leaves his father and mother and his united to his wife, and the two of them become one flesh.
~ Genesis 2:24