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Dear Poll: Was/Is Nakedness a Part of Your Household?

When you were growing up, were your parents and siblings hung up about nudity? Were you not allowed into your parents bedroom while they were getting dressed or do you remember feeling uncomfortable seeing your mom or dad get out of the shower?

Each household has different opinions on what age children should stop seeing their parents naked and up to what age parents should let their kids run around naked, but according to Psychologies Magazine's August issue, a relaxed attitude about nudity helps establish a healthy physical bond and a more open mind about body image.

So ladies, what I want to know is how do you feel about nakedness in your home?


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Girl101 Girl101 8 years
Nudity is not only a part of my home life, its part of our social life at nudist resorts. I wish everywhere was clothing optional.
Abnormal-girlie Abnormal-girlie 8 years
No one gets to see me naked. OK hubby gets brief glimpses in and out of shower or immediately before or after making love, but that's about it. He on the other hand would go see my mother nude if I would let him. He is always naked, which we both enjoy. He says it is more comfortable to him. I love seeing every inch of that body all the time and when ever the mood takes me, I can just reach out and play with his package, for some reason he never objects. If any men read this you will definitely get more physical attention if you give her access, at least that is the way I am.
hexidecimalhack hexidecimalhack 10 years
It's so sad, anymore, no one can be free with themselves. I am a very open person, I am very comfortable with my body. I grew up with my grandma, who is from West Virginia and completely believed in "strippin' down and jumpin' in the fishin' hole." Now that my husband and I live together, there isn't really a need to get dressed if we aren't going anywhere. ^^
vmruby vmruby 10 years
I have two sisters and a brother.We were all raised to respect one anothers privacy and i'm teaching my kids to do the same thing.As for my parents I have never seen either one naked and we weren't allowed to go into their room unless we knocked first or the door was opened.If we happened to catch someone not fully dressed we didn't make a big issue out of it.It happens alot with big families we're bound to walk in on somebody at one time or another.
JustMe21 JustMe21 10 years
I picked the second choice.
fab4 fab4 10 years
My sister and I of course would change in dressing rooms together, and when we were little, we would take baths together; we were only 2 years apart. But my parents?? I think its a bit strange for the parents to be nude in front of children, no matter what their age is. We respected one another's privacy at our house.
helgatheweber helgatheweber 10 years
I think I was in sixth grade when I stopped walking around the house in just my panties. I'm pretty comfy being around my folks in just a shirt and underwear, and being naked in front of my mom. Same goes when I'm with my housemates. We all go around the house half-naked and it's perfectly normal for us.
kythera kythera 10 years
Yeah, I've always been comfortable being naked around my mom and sister. It was a usual thing. But now we have my almost 11 year old stepson living with us for the month, so I keep covered up. He is still innocent, but I'm really respectful. My fiance has no problems with being naked either...thank GAWD. And he has the body of David Beckham....mmmmm tats galore.
zc zc 10 years
i'm a prude dont do the whole nudity thing, will walk around in underwear. im froma big family so sure we have the bath pics form when we were kids.
Marci Marci 10 years
We weren't big on nudity, but no one freaked out if we happened to catch someone naked. It happens. I'm one of 6 kids and there were lots of baths with siblings. And there were lots of times someone walked in on someone else in the bathroom. So it happened. But we're Irish Catholic, so it certainly wasn't encouraged!
KerryG KerryG 10 years
My family isn't big on total nudity, but my mom, sister, and I walk around in our underwear a lot. Oddly, my father is a lot more uptight about that, and there are Muslim women who wear fewer clothes than my brother. My husband is quite the nudist, but in his culture, nudity around opposite-sex children isn't appropriate beyond the age of about 4, so when our daughter is older, I'm sure he'll change that when she's around.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 10 years
I don't remember seeing my dad nude, and frankly, I don't want to try to remember. My mom and sister were one thing - I'm still fine being naked in front of them. But my dad? Nooooooooo.
eaker eaker 10 years
I only have sisters so being naked with siblings was never an issue. My mom had no problem with nudity, she had to get over any hang ups she had when we were stationed in Germany. My dad was another matter, he is extremely private so we were raised to keep nudity confined to the bathroom or bedroom. My sisters and I all turned out different though.
sass317 sass317 10 years
I had a sibling, and we had bath time together when we were little, and I remember when my parents didnt care about being nude in front of me- as I got older my dad stopped, but my mom and I are really close and I was into theater and modeling- there was a lot of picking out clothes and costumes and such and so being undressed around my mom wasnt a big deal for me and its not for her either.
kristyrk kristyrk 10 years
Not a problem when we were kids, up until I think around age 6 maybe? I cant remember.
kiddylnd kiddylnd 10 years
It's funny - growing up we weren't that free with nudity, but being a single Mom of a boy makes it hard. We are faily open and have rules like if you want to be naked do so in your room, if you want to 'explore your body' do so in your room. But walking naked to and from the shower and getting dressed in eachother's presence is not a big deal to us. I'll let my son dictate how he wants it as he gets older. He might vote for the change in attitude.
candy-apple candy-apple 10 years
i'm an only child so i didn't get any of those touching "family bathtime" moments my boyfriend had with his siblings when they were children (just an example cos he sent me a picture today: him and his 3 sisters splashing about in their tub- ages 4 to 1). but my parents were always really cool with nakedness, especially my dad (and i quote: "what's the big deal? it's just meat!"). even now that i'm an adult i still walk around topless even when my mom's there. i mean come on, anyone who's ever used a public changing room at a local pool shouldn't have a problem being naked in front of their mom.
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