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We’re all the same — really?

That’s a common claim among naturists, that when the clothes come off, so do so all of life’s labels — income, education, status, class, etc… And accordingly, naturists see beyond those stereotypes. I get what they’re saying. That at our most basic, we are all generally the same, from a basic biological standpoint at least. That’s a nice idea.

I agree that clothing plays that big of a role in determining how we are portrayed to the world around us. If I wear a business suit and walk into a restaurant, I will give one impression, and probably get an entirely different type of service, depending on the restaurant. If I walk in wearing shorts, a T-shirt, and flip flops, it will be a different experience. People will judge and evaluate based on what they see. But all those impressions are gained solely by visual means.

So it’s true, nudity does remove many of the indicators that people use to size someone up. But it doesn’t remove all. Age, race, weight, tattoos, piercings, and physical attributes are still in play. To me, we’d be disingenuous to imply that naturists can see beyond all factors, that naturists operate on a different plane, as enlightened nude souls able to see beyond labels. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naturist Thoughts

11th October 2017

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