The more I saw the human form through the eyes of others, the more I thought it was something that couldn't just be bandied about - willy nilly, as it were.Getty Images

Why are Kiwis so afraid of nudity?

As I write this column right now, I am naked.

Nobody can see me (except my dog, but he’s naked too!). I expect no visitors. I am enjoying the December heat without my shirt sticking to my back or my toes sweating in my socks.

The more I saw the human form through the eyes of others, the more I thought it was something that couldn't just be bandied about - willy nilly, as it were.Getty Images
The more I saw the human form through the eyes of others, the more I thought it was something that couldn’t just be bandied about – willy nilly, as it were.

Nudity in modern society is something we humans have a big problem with. We’re the only mammals with such shame about our bodies – my dog doesn’t care; he probably thinks, when I’m not clothed, that I look just like him. Cats, horses, birds, pigs… they don’t hide their bodies in modesty either. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: New Zealand Herald

Original publication 13 Dec, 2017

15th December 2017

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