These make good headlines. In fact only a week ago our local paper ran a story with these exact words. And just to back it up the female journalist spent an entire week nude ("much to the amusement of her hubby") doing such in-depth research. I guess it titillated the textiles and generated some more ad revenue.
My wife pointed out the story to me. Coincidentally I had been nude every day for that week.
Funny I run across this subject now.
I have a friend she's moody and a little older than myself,when I go visit her and her family I'm nude and according to the housekeeper when I leave her moods return....I was raised in a nudist home.I raised my girls the same way.never realized until it was pointed out to me,my being nude at her house made her smile.of course I am always in a good mood.I love to see people laugh.
"Ladies and Gentleman, take my advice. Pull down your pants, and slide on the ice."Sidney Friedman, MASH 4077
I don't know when or where that jingle began but we were using it as kids in the 1940's. When we were urged to say something or jokingly asked to give a speech, this ditty would pop out and everyone laughed.
The report on this study is very interesting but it just reinforces what we already knew. The people we need to convince, besides the general public, are the psychologists. They have to believe it enough to prescribe social nudism sessions to their sad and depressed patients.
I had a conversation about this (perhaps not this particular study) with someone studying psychology a little over a year ago with someone that is not a nudists, and didn't know that I was one. The science behind it was pretty sound from their perspective, and she even commented something to the effect of "perhaps I should become a nudist." but in a sarcastic tone. I told her that if she ever wanted to conduct her own study I'd be happy to participate.