4 reasons people are not nudists

I've been a nudist for about 3 yrs now. I often talk to people and invite them to scratch skinny dipping off their list. Over the years, I've heard many declining thoughts on the subject. I have put them all under 3 headings. It is quite likely that there are other broad generalizations that I didn't think of. Please take a look and put in your 2 cents worth.

1. I am not happy with my own body as it is, right now. Therefore I dont want anyone to see my body.

2. I have concerns that in some way, nudity in a social, recreational, non-sexual setting - in mixed company is somehow bad.

3. I dont want to see other peoples nude bodies because the sight is, in some way/s distasteful to me.

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I did have a religious group say nudity was not acceptable so maybe some have views on morality.

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thx for the input. yes, nudity could be equal to sexuality for some. and that activity outside of with spouse could be defined as sinful by religious beliefs.

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Lofty notions of being a a nudist that don't go past imagination or curiosity.

Born, bred and raised in a family or culture of a very conservatism situation with only thoughts of it.

Death penalty in some world regions even though the desire and longing to be an open nudist is certainly not an option.

Fear of someone finding out such as family or professional work discovery .

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My wife is not a Nudist by most definitions. She likes being nude in certain situations but prefers dressing for the occasion. She is nude around the house mostly and when we go to nude venues but still has the view that nudity is sexual in spite of not seeing any sexual arousals when we have been nude socially. We are both large people and she has said If I had a body like hers, I would be nude all the time. Her attitude of the people that see her nude was that they will likely never see her again so it doesnt matter. We have made nude friends though so now her thought is, if we met nude then its okay but she doesnt want anyone that we already know to see us nude. That is her biggest fear of going to the local club, running into some one we know.

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I can't do 4, so how about 2?

"You cannot be a nudist, and it is purely because I am saying so."

You don't consider yourself one because the label itself is bad or doesn't fit.

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It really is difficult to place the reasons behind people that are not nudist. Although you have an idea of a few from your list, but keeping in mind a given reason why one is not a nudist can be from reason a person does not give. You will find it is asking why someone is a nudist is a much easier answer to believe since most nudist, in just being a nudist have nothing to hide (nowhere to hide it either). As Tex said, religion is a common reason given, but some of those answers are coming from someone that may like the idea and has been told it is bad, wrong, not approved of in such religion. It is unfortunate religion is used in the manor of teaching people it is wrong since mankind was created naked and unashamed. Just with me giving some small input on your question, you could find all kinds of reasons given why not to be a nudist but not a lo many reasons why. Keep in mind there are also a good number of people out there that may be a nudist, but tell others they are for various reason.
I will say as for myself I am a nudist my religious belief that God created our world & everything in it, including mankind naked, and said when complete, "All is good". I was brought up in a Southern Baptist home and then a Christian home so nudity a nono. I made my own decision from reading. Before of which I would have said it was against my religion. I do like the idea of putting together a list of reasons why so we as nudist can better see the current reasons being given. I tend to challenge answer with information why i agree or disagree with them.

Have a great day and enjoy

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Nudism is like Christianity, you either hide it or flaunt it. We live in a diverse society and shouldn't expect everyone to be as accepting as we are. However, we are a free society so we should respect that all may not agree with us and not mark them as evil because they don't. There are too many people in this country that are too easily offended and will call you a "hater" if you don't agree with them. What happened to liberty and justice for all?
I may have rambled off the topic here, but I really don't care why people are not nudist, I won't be meeting them at my favorite resort. However, I don't worry that someone may find out that I am a nudist and think badly of me, I am a nudist and what people think of me is their problem, not mine. I have many nudist friends and many non-nudist friends and I love them all but I will admit that if some of my non-nudist friends saw me naked they would probably drop me from their Christmas card list!

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2. I have concerns that in some way, nudity in a social, recreational, non-sexual setting - in mixed company is somehow bad./quote]

A related one:
2.5 I don't trust the setting to BE non-sexual.

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I have heard people use biblical reference to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden as justification for nudity, and in mixed/non-sexual settings. I have also heard the line" we are all made in God's own image, and I don't want to hide the image of God from the public."
I've been thinking through all the excuses/reasons I've heard, or used to use myself. I boil them down to basically:
It's against religious rules.
It's against local/state/governmental laws.
It's sexual and labels the participants at "inferior" or "of poor moral standards".
I'm ashamed of my body/no one else would every want to see me naked unless they wanted to.have sex with me (and they wouldn't likely want that).

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1. I am not happy with my own body as it is right now. Therefore I dont want anyone to see my body.

2. I have concerns that in some way, nudity in a social, recreation, non-sexual setting in a mixed company is somehow bad.

Tex123 - I did have a religious group say nudity was not acceptable so maybe some have views on morality.

Kodou2020 some have been told simply, you cant do that because I said so. Nudist is a label, and the label doesnt fit me.

Mark_870 a religious upbringing that equates nudity to sinfulness.

SteveinKona a lack of trust that a nude setting really is non-sexual.

Farmboy28 its against religious or government rules
- its still sexual - ashamed of my body.

3. I dont want to see other peoples nude bodies because the sight is, in some way/s distasteful to me.

4. 22tango2 I feel as if my husband is parading me around in front of others.
5. I am afraid of what people who know me (family, friends, co-workers, church members) would think if they knew or actually saw me nude
22tango2 I remember very well the discussions my wife and I had around what we would think or feel the first time we ran into someone we knew.
Rockdad - Fear of someone finding out such as family or professional work discovery
Mcdcvs - Her biggest fear is of going to the local club and running into someone we know. She still connects nudity to sexual arousal and sensuality.

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