I have to admit what inspired me to write this was a post on 4chan in response to a picture of average good-looking woman in the nude. The said he was surprised at how ugly people look in the nude:
My first desire was to lash out at the person and chew them out for what they said. But then i thought about it, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and we all have a right to our opinion about what we consider to be beautiful and what we consider to be ugly. So lashing out at the guy would have been improper. Instead I could just simply state my opinion that I thought he was wrong. But what happened was I started thinking about beauty in general.
So who wants to see some 80 yr old woman in the nude? Does anyone want to see a fat, 60 year old man who genitalia looks like it got lost in the blubber? Let’s just be honest, no most of us do not. Because we as humans have defined beauty as youth and fit bodies, and that has a tendency to be portrayed in the pictures we generally show of nudity and nudism in general.
Now don’t get me wrong I’m not going to chew anyone out for having fit, young bodies in their advertisements for resorts or in pictures on their blogs. One instance is for business the other is a personal preference. And while beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so is ugliness. The thing about beauty is that there are two types of beauty:
Source: Naturism For People of Color
Original publication 15 December, 2015
Posted on NatCorn 27th July 2021
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