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vashoom t1_ixun9my wrote

Nudity isn't inherently sexual, period. Plus crowds of people don't register as many individuals but as a single new entity in your brain (i.e., one crowd). A thousand of the most attractive people in the world all grouped together in a crowd still just read as "crowd". You'd have to actively filter out people and focus on one or two at a time to see them as individual, attractive people again.


Nekopawed t1_ixvhzcw wrote

I did a nude figure drawing session recently. Group of artists and one nude model. Didn't feel sexual at all. I'm just staring at legs, feet, hands, face etc. Like it was very clinical. I feel the same way about getting nude in front of a doctor, they aren't a person judging me they're just doing their job.

Like you said, nothing inherently sexual about being nude. Like showering at gym or school. Wish we were more body positive instead of shaming it all.


vashoom t1_ixvjwub wrote

Yeah I think the sexualization comes from treating the human body as something taboo which has always seemed weird to me. Breasts and genitals aren't any different than by other body parts, and history shows us people will sexualize anything if the culture makes a taboo of it (uncovered ankles, back of the neck, whatever).

But it's hard to change.


Nekopawed t1_ixvkmco wrote

I'm going to a traditional hot spring with friends for my birthday in February and we are all going to get a bit more familiar with one another due to it. No bathing suits allowed. I'm sure there will be some giggling and nerves but soon feel normal.


dox1842 t1_ixw7l9b wrote

In japan?


Nekopawed t1_ixw97a8 wrote

No, it's in northern Virginia Pembroke Springs it is Japanese styled though