I am not a total prude, but I've always possessed a degree of awkwardness about nudity. I can change into swimmers in a communal changing room, but I'll do it as fast as I can with my eyes fixed to the floor. So when I read that naturists have higher self-esteem than those who keep their clothes on, I decided to spend a week in the nude in the privacy of my own home to see what I could learn. I hoped that my naked experiment would make me more comfortable with my body and its imperfections.
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I have always been a "nudie booty" in my own home. I would come home from work or class and just shed my clothes. It's not so much that I dislike clothes; I actually love them quite a bit. I love to be able to express myself with my wardrobe, but when I want to relax, I don't want anything to do with them.
The health benefits of being naked: How stripping down is good for you
This started at a very young age. As I got older, I finally agreed to keep my dresses on in public, but would often go commando because feeling the air swirl up there felt better than eating ice cream on the beach. Just thinking about it makes me long for the time when I could pull my dress over my head in front of everyone and not be judged. But, low and behold, after a little research, I discovered nudity can actually lead to improved emotional and physical health.
Nakedness was still a novelty. We would joke about spending whole days in our birthday suits, making pancakes, lounging about, and doing what married couples do. Many women struggle with body image issues, especially after having children. But forcing yourself to spend more time naked forces you to confront the fact that your body is yours.