that kids who are raised as societal nudists learn to respect their bodies more and

Typically reveal higher levels of self esteem than average. He states that females are less
likely to experience the crushing ailment called anorexia. His final opinion suggests
that children subjected to social nudism show much less interest about the bodies of the
opposite sex and so, upon becoming adolescents, tend to become more responsible
about their options regarding sex. 4

An article written by William Peckenpaugh titled Familial and social perspectives
toward nudity, and the effects on children’s growth, highlights four applicable studies
regarding children. The first study investigates parental attitudes and comfort levels toward
normal sexual development with pre-school children.
preschool children’s fascination concerning sexual conduct. The findings reveal that most
parents have a positive outlook towards children’s sexual behaviors. However, activities
such as, masturbation and the famous game of “doctor,” still poses much matter. shows that even though most parents seem knowledgeable about their children’s
sexual behaviours, some still need the reassurance from other parents and researchers also,
that their views coincide with what is considered “normal”, within our society. The second
study investigates the relationship between childhood experiences and adult sexuality. The
primary issues addressed here are, kids sleeping with their parents, exposure to

nudity among family members and friends, and, parents approaches and comfort levels about
sexuality. This study indicates it is not harmful for a kid to sleep in their parent’s
bed and that there are no ill effects on children while experiencing nudity within their own
This study also shows that there is a positive correlation
between youth exposure to nudity and healthy attitudes about adult sexuality. Another
study contains children’s understandings pertaining to nudity. Children ages five to fifteen, from
America, England, and Sweden were asked questions to determine their levels of
understanding about nudity within their societies, modesty, and the overall conclusion to wear
clothing. This study shows the children in the U.S., in addition to England, were
more inclined to insist that clothing be worn in social settings, even in hot climates.
Nevertheless, children in Sweden, who live in colder climates, show more liberal approaches
about the need for clothing.
free body culture), is a longtime convention for the Swedish individuals. The closing study includes
both nudist, and non-fkk family nudist pics and videos from throughout the USA. Each child was
interviewed by themselves and asked to name the most and least enjoyed parts of their bodies.
The non-naturist kids generally named their genitals as being the most unwelcome part
In contrast to this, most naturist children rather named their genitals as
being the most desired parts of their bodies, and didn’t identify any specific body part,
unlike the non-nudist children, as being disagreeable at all. The study also reveals that families
who participate in nudism with their kids have a higher correlation to favorable body
Recognition and self image, rather than to sex. Though studies reveal no negative affects on

The problems of parent-child cosleeping, and, childhood exposure to nudity, are
sources for disagreement among parents and mental health professionals. According to
professionals some of the benefits children gain from sleeping with their parents are:
security, and the development of independence.
by driving children into a crib before they are prepared results in failure for the youngster to learn
Familiarity, hence, becoming distant and insensitive.
feel that parent-child cosleeping is damaging to kids. Their issues include:
Watching parental sex, finished arousal because of body contact, the inability for the
marital relationship to remain private, the hindrance for the child to fall asleep and to
Stay sleeping, and disruptions in the development of children, especially their
could be a possible indication of difficulties in family or marital relationships. 6
The problem of nudity and children also raises eyebrows among mental health
professionals. Some feel that kids can experience wounding or damaging effects from
being exposed to nudity at young ages and hence term the encounters as sexually

abusive. However, most concur the developmental phase of the child, along with the
context in which exposure to nudity takes place, is a leading factor rather than nudity itself.