A little while ago, a female friend of mine made a comment on a social media site ” if I had the body of a Victorias Secret model I would frolic around in the nude”. She received over 30 ‘likes’ for her comment. I privately messaged her recommending that nudism isnt for just “model” bodies, but any and everybody shape. She replied that she wished she could go naked and lacked confidence in her body to even try being nude at home alone. This 20ish lady is a super fit, trim girl, most would say stunningly attractive. Why did she felt her body was not good enough?
Back on the social website, I publicly made a comment about the number of women and men (most of whom I new to be Christian, or close to the Christian faith) who agreed with her and wondered if there was an amount of fear or insecurity that prevented all these people trying nudity. I received a few ‘likes’ and some positive comments, however the next day the whole conversation was removed. Why?
This is one of the reasons I’ve started an investigation, a personal project if you like into the fear and insecurity of body image and how nudism/naturism and the Christian faith view our bodies.
So bear with me, feel free to comment (keep it tasteful and appropriate) and hopefully we’ll have some freeing discoveries.