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Twilight
24-02-09, 18:47
i was walking down memory lane, watching this memorable scene from The Little Mermaid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQynKsLv2Go

the comments are ridiculous, along the lines of "this is a G rated Disney movie! how is she naked??!" we were all born naked, its the human body, what's there to fear? and then i looked it up and found this excellent essay http://familyskinnydippers.com/public/why.php

We are born naked. Everyone knows that.

But the moment we leave the womb, we are wrapped in a blanket, and the skin hardly ever sees the light of day again. For the next 70+ years of life, we wrap our skin in a cocoon of fabric.

Is this healthy for our bodies? Were our bodies designed to be forever clothed? If you believe in evolution, the answer has to be no. Of course evolution didn't create a body designed for clothing.

If you believe in the Judeo-Christian divine creation of the human body, the answer must still be no. Adam and Eve lived naked in the garden of Eden. That's what their bodies were designed to do.

Why have this magnificent organ of skin enveloping our entire bodies, every square inch of it covered with delicate sensory nerves and sophisticated temperature regulation pores, then wrap it up 24/7 in artificial coverings so it's all useless? Clothing can keep us warm in extreme conditions. But in other cases, it actually interferes with the body's natural temperature regulation processes. It's obvious that a hot day would be much easier to tolerate nude than clothed. But those with experience can also testify that the nude body is able to comfortably withstand cool temperatures much easier than most people think, because clothes aren't interfering with the body's attempt to regulate internal temperature.

Protection against cold, against the elements, against injury while performing risky activities--these are good reasons for covering the miraculous organ of skin with clothing. But how can it possibly be healthy to never let it "breathe"--at least for an hour or two every day?

Experts are now starting to tell us that children are not getting enough sun. Between the hysteria of always remaining clothed and the latest fear craze of developing skin cancer, children are suffering from a vitamin D deficiency, even to the point where that supposedly archaic disease of rickets is beginning to return.

(By the way, it's much easier to notice a malignant skin tumor early enough for successful treatment if you let other people see you naked now and then.)

Physical health is only one aspect of nudity. What about our emotional health?

Who are we? We are our bodies. Whatever attitude we have toward our bodies is the attitude we have toward ourselves.

And what is the attitude we have toward our bodies? Shame.

This shame may very well be the most pervasive emotional conditioning of our lives. We prefer to call it brainwashing because it's forced upon us throughout our lives, warps our natural attitudes toward our and others' bodies, and is a deeply emotional, irrational process. Emotional abuse, in our opinion.

Is there a child on earth who is born with an aversion to nudity? Does any child care about nude bodies? Does seeing a nude body mean anything at all to a young child? Does being nude mean anything to a child, other than perhaps a more comfortable state of dress to be in than having clothing pressed against one's body?

What child wouldn't love to rip his or her clothes off and run around naked, just for the simple pleasure of it?

So where does the negative reaction to nudity come from?

Do kids grow into it naturally? Nonsense! All the societies in the history of humankind that have accepted public nudity or near-nudity would never have existed were this true.

No, the negative reaction to nudity must be brainwashed into children. And how is that done?

Through shame. Children won't leave clothes on unless we shame or threaten them into doing it.

Now why isn't that emotional abuse?

From the moment of birth, when they wrap that blanket around the newborn, we are emotionally conditioned to think of our bodies as shameful. Every minute of every day of our lives, with rare exceptions, the brainwashing is reinforced. Every moment we cover our bodies we are communicating the subliminal message to our subconscious that our bodies are shameful and must be hidden.

Every minute of every day. Is there any other type of emotional conditioning we are immersed in more?

Even our moments of nudity do not save us. When we bathe, we go into a private bathroom, close and often lock the door, pull the shower curtain, and shower nude--all alone out of sight of others. Bodily functions are done the same way.

Not even doctor's offices or locker rooms give us a break anymore. The hysterical fear of nudity in our society has become so great that nudity has almost disappeared entirely from these locales traditionally designed to accept nudity. In the doctor's office we remain covered up with our clothing or with hospital gowns, only revealing small patches of our skin when absolutely necessary. Locker rooms, saunas, etc., have lost the tradition of nudity within them. This isn't even mixed group nudity we're talking about. Even among our own sex we hide our bodies, either by not being nude at all, or by changing in a stall, or by keeping a towel carefully wrapped around ourselves.

Even when we are nude, we hide our bodies in shame. Every minute of every day.

We swim with clothes on, even though that's insane. We sleep with clothes on, even though we're tucked away under a blanket where no one will see us. We even stay dressed in front of our spouse--our sex partner--who has already seen us naked in the most intimate of circumstances and with whom more than anyone else we ought to feel comfortable being naked. Even in the privacy of our homes we stay dressed. Why?

We do it because body shame has been so deeply ingrained into our psyche that we can't imagine doing anything else. Nudity under virtually all circumstances seems so foreign to us that we can't see it as anything but a bizarre aberration, if not a downright perversion.

But we all have a body. There are billions and billions of human bodies spread throughout this world. Within the two sexes, every one of them is the same as every other. We all know what they look like--we all know what equipment they have. What on earth do we think we're hiding from each other?

Actually, we are not thinking at all when we have a negative reaction to nudity, whether we see others nude or others see us nude. It's purely an emotional, irrational reaction, based on a lifetime of deep, thorough emotional conditioning.

Emotional abuse.

Isn't it emotional abuse to condition your children to have feelings of shame and horror simply because someone accidentally sees them naked?

Isn't it emotional abuse to condition your children to feel shock, fear, or disgust at the mere sight of a human body?

Our bodies are ourselves. When we feel shame, fear, horror over bodies, we are feeling those feelings about ourselves or about our fellow human beings.

No wonder people have such a hard time relating to each other. We fear each other at a very basic level. We are all forced by nature or God to carry naked bodies with us wherever we go! Those dreadful, shocking, shameful naked bodies! What was God thinking?

How can we possibly interact normally with each other, steeped in attitudes like that?

Exactly what negative consequences result from shaming children into wearing clothes, and continuing that brainwashing process until the day they die?

Children are left in ignorance. We think it's a wonderful, educational thing to take children to the zoo. But what do they do at the zoo? Stare at the naked bodies of animals. This is considered very educational. And it is.

Yet children are never allowed to stare at the naked bodies of the species that is most important for them to learn about. Their own--human beings. It's great for them to learn all about the bodies of lions and tigers and bears, oh my! But never the body of the species they belong to and will marry. Never the body they live within throughout their lives.

Children don't get to fully understand and accept the differences between the sexes. Boys have penises, girls have vaginas. This is an undisputed fact of life. But to a boy who is not allowed to learn about human bodies, a girl does not have a vagina--she has been castrated of her penis. To a girl, a boy doesn't have a penis--he has a strange growth where his vagina should be. And these are the boys and girls lucky enough to have caught a glimpse of the opposite sex naked.

Then we wonder why there is so much sexual dysfunction in marriages?

Children don't get to become comfortable with the process of puberty before it happens. When their bodies start changing, it's a traumatic thing. Why? Because it's natural for puberty to be traumatic?

Absolutely not! It's a completely natural part of the human life cycle.

It's traumatic because they are not prepared for it. Is that not emotional abuse?

They start growing hair around their pubic area and within their armpits. What is that all about? For boys, the penis enlarges (is it diseased?) and hair begins to grow on the face. For girls, the vagina begins to bleed (am I injured?) and breasts being to enlarge on their chests.

How many horror stories have there been about children who were totally unprepared for these changes? Is that not child abuse, to allow children to enter this period of life unprepared simply because their parents are embarrassed to talk about it (thanks to their own emotional brainwashing from their parents)?

But even with children who have been "educated" about puberty, is the trauma completely absent? No, because the education is lacking in a vital area. Words cannot communicate anywhere near as effectively as images can. You can talk all day to a boy about how penises or to a girl about how breasts come in all sizes and shapes, but it won't remove the fear that their penis or breasts are abnormal. But if they have opportunities to see penises and breasts in all their amazing variety, the point is driven home that their body is just as normal and acceptable as anyone else's.

Children are not allowed to satisfy their perfectly natural curiosity when it's safe to do so. Adults have sex hormones raging through their bodies. Prepubescent children do not. When would be the best time of life to learn about human bodies?

Before children have to start dealing with sexual urges.

Yet, astoundingly, we think the most terrible thing of all is to allow a child to see an adult naked. What tragedy!

Instead, we force children to wait until they enter puberty. Then they not only have to deal with their curiosity driven by a natural and wholesome desire to become educated, but also driven by these brand new, nearly overwhelming sexual urges. They get it all dumped on them at once and are left alone to deal with it on their own.

Is it any wonder there is sexual dysfunction in our society? Is it any wonder teen sexual activity and pregnancy and venereal disease run rampant in our society?

Is this not true child abuse?

Make no mistake about it, once children reach puberty, they will start educating themselves, one way or another. If parents or some other adult authority figure doesn't help them do it, they will do it on their own.

And we all know how they will do it.

They will gather misinformation from friends as ignorant as themselves. They will develop addictions to pornography. They will experiment with nudity and sex among themselves, ignorant of the dangers involved. And they will do it all with a ghastly emotional stew of sexual arousal, shame, guilt, and rebellion mixed into it.

Oh yes, this is much better than allowing children to experience nudity under careful adult supervision before their sexual hormones start to flow.

An adult allowing a child to see him or her nude is child abuse? No, no. The law that criminalizes letting a child see an adult nude is child abuse.

Nudity that is intended to be shocking or sexual or threatening or lewd through the individual's intent and behavior--now that's child abuse. But legally defining the mere existence of nudity as lewdness or obscenity is an evil, archaic notion that must be stamped out.

Children are never taught to accept the aging cycle of human beings. Everyone dreads getting old. We think old bodies are ugly. We fear them. For God's sake, cover them up! And lo and behold, look at the youth-worshiping culture we now have. Coincidence?

Billions of dollars are spent on cosmetics, clothing, even surgery, to try and pretend we're not getting old. Why? Because we fear it. Why? Because we never see it.

Because we constantly hide our bodies from one another, we never get to see the natural aging life cycle of human bodies. That which is hidden from us is mysterious and frightening.

If we could simply see human bodies in all the different stages of aging on a regular basis, it would be a familiar sight to us, a comfortable sight. Aging would be a natural thing, not something to fight tooth and nail in dread.

Is it not emotional abuse to teach people to fear the natural life cycles of their own bodies?

Children, like all people, equate their bodies with themselves. They are their bodies. If we teach them to be afraid and ashamed of their bodies (and we do), they will be ashamed of themselves. And thus a rampant epidemic of self-loathing thrives in our culture.

Especially our girls. The most beautiful women in the world still think there's something wrong with their bodies.

Children are killing themselves over poor self-image. The girl that purges or starves herself to death because she can't accept her body is a victim of the self-loathing that anti-nude attitudes help to foster. The gang banger who carries a gun and kills someone for "dissing" him is literally killing children over self-esteem. "You disrespect me, you die."

And where does this rampant lack of self-esteem come from? The causes are complex, but how can the lifelong shame we feel over our own bodies not be a contributor?

Our luxury of hiding nudity from each other may even be killing our children. Never mind emotional abuse. This is physical abuse of the ugliest kind. All because we don't want to see a nude human body.

That's where the true shame lies, not in our bodies!

Many children never get to feel totally comfortable with the opposite sex and never get an adequate education on human bodies to satisfy their curiosity. Most children will not tolerate this situation forever. If the adult community won't satisfy their need for knowledge in safe, appropriate, supervised environments, they will do it on their own. They will do it in any way they can. Since the adult community forbids them from experiencing nudity in safe, wholesome ways, they will resort to other means.

As they resort to other means, their normal, natural desire to satisfy curiosity gets mixed up with all sorts of negative feelings. Guilt, shame, embarrassment, self-loathing, fear of punishment. Because these negative emotions keep many children from doing too much experimenting before puberty, experimenting happens after puberty when the powerful sex drive overcomes the negative emotions.

So now we have guilt, shame, embarrassment, fear, and self-loathing associated with sexual arousal too. And we expect healthy adult relations to develop from this?

Because the adolescent feels all these negative emotions associated with normal and natural curiosity and sexual urges, and because the adolescent is still trying to develop effective skills at relating with the opposite sex, that adolescent will feel intimidated by the opposite sex.

So what will some adolescents do? Resort to less intimidating individuals to do their experimenting with. Resort to younger children.

And a possible sexual predator is born.

Do I even need to point out how this is emotional abuse?

Our society in the last few decades has become more and more antagonistic toward nudity. Where once skinnydipping was the norm among Boy Scouts and required at YMCA pools, where once locker rooms were actually used to change clothes in, where once doctor's offices were a place where doctors could easily access the human body they were supposed to give medical attention to, we now have a near absence of nudity anywhere in normal life.

Nowhere can we find wholesome, nonsexual images of the nude human body. Nowhere can we enjoy the affirming, even healing experience of being nude in front of someone else and be accepted for who we are. We have forfeited all images of the human body to those who would portray it in sexual and degrading ways. All because, from birth, we are brainwashed into believing nudity is harmful.

And why do we do that to our children? Because our parents did it to us. Because their parents did it to them. And so on and so on.

When will we break this destructive cycle?

No one ever tries, because no one ever thinks about it. You don't question something that has been brainwashed into you every minute of your life since birth.

But we need to question it. The emotional and physical health of our children are at stake. In some cases, even their very lives are at stake. Aren't these important enough reasons to question something you've simply assumed was true all your life?

Family Skinnydippers is very serious about these issues. Perhaps now you can understand why social nudity is so important to us. This is not merely a lifestyle choice. This is not merely the enjoyment of nude recreation. This is a vital cause to us. It's a cause we feel is worth fighting and sacrificing for.

Do we demand constant nudity?

Of course not. There are many times when nudity would be uncomfortable, even downright unhealthy.

Do we demand that everyone be nude, whether they like it or not?

Perish the thought. That would be as immoral as using the law to force everyone to wear clothes all the time.

All we ask is that those who wish to be nude under reasonable circumstances be allowed to do so. Not for shock value, not for sexual titillation, not for confrontational purposes, not for exhibitionist urges. Simply because nudity is a natural, comfortable, pleasant, wholesome, healthy thing to be every so often. Those who enjoy it ought to be able to do so. Those who don't enjoy it don't have to do it at all.

But what if a person is offended at nudity?

Our blunt answer to that person: grow up. Why should people be forced by threat of law to do something they strongly disagree with, if the only harm to you is that you choose (emphasis on the word choose) to be offended?

The amazing truth that our society has a hard time grasping because the brainwashing is so pervasive, is that human beings get used to nudity very quickly. How can a lifetime of brainwashing be overcome literally within hours, if not minutes? That's a testament to how unnatural and pointless the brainwashing was in the first place.

If you're afraid you'll be shocked at the nudity of others, that will wear off quickly. If you're afraid you'll be sexually aroused at the sight of nudity, perhaps you will be for a while. But even that loses its power in a short time. The overwhelming realization of the vast majority of people who are finally exposed to normal, nonsexual nudity after a lifetime of brainwashing is that it was never a big deal in the first place.

The only embarrassment we need to feel about nudity is how frightened over nothing we were all our lives.

violentblossom
24-02-09, 19:13
I really don't have a problem with seeing nudity and being offended if its done tastefully. I wouldn't, however, expose myself to just anyone or pose naked because it is MY body, and my business.

Naked = Vulnerable.. i'm sure that's one reason its kinda taboo.. another is that link, that subconscious connection to sexuality.

Joely-Moley
24-02-09, 19:17
That was an interesting read

I personally love being naked. Id be naked all the time if I could :p

Night Crawler
24-02-09, 19:18
In real life, I'm naked. ;)

Minty Mouth
24-02-09, 19:18
Being naked is scary, because so many people will judge your body.

EgyptianSoul
24-02-09, 19:19
Some people see different kind of flaws in their body so they wouldn't even be comfortable naked unless they get those things fixed that bother them or are able to accept them.

I could never walk around naked in public etc. Low self-esteem and I'm not comfortable with my body (the reason why I don't like being photographed either). Self-esteem issues are a big factor in why many people wouldn't prance around naked even if it was encouraged.

laralover_07
24-02-09, 19:21
Adam and Eve were the first two humans, thrown into the Garden of Eden butt naked. Look what happened. ;)

sandygrimm
24-02-09, 19:24
Being naked is scary, because so many people will judge your body.
true.. especially when you are imperfect ..
The human body has been appreciated differently during our history. In Roman / Greek times they made human statues perfect.. people were raised to be perfect.

than cam the renaissance. where the human body was appreciated for all it's curves/defects

and now we are back to perfection.. or tend to perfection : slim, well built, ( true not all have these preferences but these dominate)

For humans, the perfect mate has to be equally proportioned and look good = these are the references of good genes.

oh and not to mention self esteem .

tomblover
24-02-09, 19:28
I don't mind nudity as long as it's tasteful.

Oh, and also, I only wear a shirt and underwear at home, anyway. Unless I'm having guests. :p

Encore
24-02-09, 19:39
http://i36.************/11b6jvp.jpg

Seriously, I believe there are more important issues to be concerned about to the point of writing such a big article. Our culture and civilization dictates we wear clothes. Our climate is probably the original source of this, and it has evolved into a social institution like many other things. BIG DEAL. It does not mean we are somehow more stupid than other cultures does it?

Also, primitive humans, despite not being "civilized" and "socially conditioned" to the extreme we are today, also felt the need to protect their bodies with furs and leather because of environmental dangers. It was not a "social fear" that drove them to do so, but merely instinct. This is conveniently forgotten in the phrase about "evolution".

violentblossom
24-02-09, 20:10
Seriously, I believe there are more important issues to be concerned about to the point of writing such a big article. Our culture and civilization dictates we wear clothes. Our climate is probably the original source of this, and it has evolved into a social institution like many other things. BIG DEAL. It does not mean we are somehow more stupid than other cultures does it?

Also, primitive humans, despite not being "civilized" and "socially conditioned" to the extreme we are today, also felt the need to protect their bodies with furs and leather because of environmental dangers. It was not a "social fear" that drove them to do so, but merely instinct. This is conveniently forgotten in the phrase about "evolution".


Yes, but the social aspect is what drives people to do it today for the most part, isn't it?

The article isn't just talking about the origins of the taboo.. it is also talking about nudity in general today.

godmodder
24-02-09, 20:43
What a load of rubbish. The reason I don't walk naked not because I'm told to, but because it's damn cold around here and evolution has caused all my hair to have dissappeared. It's also very painful to walk on the streets with no shoes. If it weren't for these reasons, I would stroll around naked anytime.

Jeroen

Trigger_happy
24-02-09, 21:03
Oh God! Me leaving the house would be illegal! I would kill children! This can never be allowed.

Thorir
24-02-09, 21:17
I like nudity. It's a beautiful thing. :)

But not for ugly people, obviously.

irjudd
24-02-09, 21:22
It's bad enough having to see so many fug-mugs out and about. I don't want to see the rest of it too.

Punaxe
24-02-09, 21:29
On the environment issue, I have always wondered how it would be if we didn't wear clothes starting right at childbirth. Our face for example is perfectly capable of coping with the cold. I wonder if the rest of the body would have similar resistance, if it wasn't covered all the time.

irjudd
24-02-09, 21:31
On the environment issue, I have always wondered how it would be if we didn't wear clothes starting right at childbirth. Our face for example is perfectly capable of coping with the cold. I wonder if the rest of the body would have similar resistance, if it wasn't covered all the time.I suppose that depends on if we lose much body temperature from our face as we do the rest of our body.

TRfan9294
24-02-09, 21:49
It's an interesting article, not sure what to say about it.

angelfaithrox
24-02-09, 22:23
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xRikux89
24-02-09, 23:40
I basically only wear clothes in order not to get arrested or something. I've always thought clothes are lame.

Thorir
24-02-09, 23:43
Yes, but Finns are always in their saunas or bathing in lakes. :D
Why would they need clothes?!

Nenya awakens
25-02-09, 00:04
if it's warm at home i dont really wear much cept a dressing gown if i have to leave the room... sure my flat mate wouldnt appreciate my cooking a pizza in the o'natural way!

da tomb raider!
25-02-09, 00:11
It's bad enough having to see so many fug-mugs out and about. I don't want to see the rest of it too.

Bingo. Keep those cloths on thank you very much.

aileenwuornos
25-02-09, 13:54
That was an interesting read

I personally love being naked. Id be naked all the time if I could :p

I agree!
I settle for pantless most of the time :D

Trigger_happy
25-02-09, 14:03
I agree!
I settle for pantless most of the time :D

Going commandos ok, unless your shopping for trousers. Being completely starkers in public's just bad.

Lee croft
25-02-09, 14:22
watch the film teeth then thats real fear of the human body and once you watch it tell me what its like :D

]{eith
25-02-09, 14:29
I'm naked quite often. I like it. It's free.

Encore
25-02-09, 14:49
Yes, but the social aspect is what drives people to do it today for the most part, isn't it?

The article isn't just talking about the origins of the taboo.. it is also talking about nudity in general today.

Sure but that's not what the second paragraph of my post was about, my point is that when discussing whether nudity is "natural" they don't mention the fact that primitive humans already wear clothes, thus lending a "false logic" aura to the entire article... (well, imo anyway).

Also, another point I was trying to make is that there is nothing wrong in clothing being a social institution. You people make it sound like being social creatures makes us EVIL, or something....

Besides, being interested in the artistic side of fashion I myself think the world would even be a lot more BORING without clothes!

violentblossom
25-02-09, 14:54
Sure but that's not what the second paragraph of my post was about, my point is that when discussing whether nudity is "natural" they don't mention the fact that primitive humans already wear clothes, thus lending a "false logic" aura to the entire article... (well, imo anyway).

Also, another point I was trying to make is that there is nothing wrong in clothing being a social institution. You people make it sound like being social creatures makes us EVIL, or something....

Besides, being interested in the artistic side of fashion I myself think the world would even be a lot more BORING without clothes!

I wasn't aware that i said anything even remotely close to that.

I agree about the world being more boring without clothing.. in some cases, it'd be downright unattractive. :(

Draco
25-02-09, 15:52
Ive seen first hand what some parents will do to a very young child that tries to take their clothes off in their own house.

Nudity should not be against the law.

And anyone who associates nudity with sexuality really is brainwashed.

violentblossom
25-02-09, 16:04
Ive seen first hand what some parents will do to a very young child that tries to take their clothes off in their own house.

Nudity should not be against the law.

And anyone who associates nudity with sexuality really is brainwashed.

That's probably a maturity thing, too.

As far as little kids go, mine own in fact, if she wants to run around naked sometimes, i'm okay with it, not all the time, though, as she'll have to get used to wearing them.

Encore
25-02-09, 16:42
And anyone who associates nudity with sexuality really is brainwashed.

Are you saying that seeing a beautiful woman naked doesn't have any sexual effect on you? :p

jackles
25-02-09, 17:15
I like clothes! Lots and lots of different ones. They can change how I look or even feel. They can display my intentions to the opposite sex, they can make me feel all snuggly and happy. The right outfit can make me feel fantastic. My skin is just well.....skin. Like a one trick pony it can only do so much. ;)


The need for human display and dressing up has not been noted. We fix up our hair in fancy way...we tattoo or pierce our skin. I guess we just like to get creative with our outer trappings. Naked while natural is boring! :D

Lee croft
25-02-09, 17:22
I like clothes! Lots and lots of different ones. They can change how I look or even feel. They can display my intentions to the opposite sex, they can make me feel all snuggly and happy. The right outfit can make me feel fantastic. My skin is just well.....skin. Like a one trick pony it can only do so much. ;)


The need for human display and dressing up has not been noted. We fix up our hair in fancy way...we tattoo or pierce our skin. I guess we just like to get creative with our outer trappings. Naked while natural is boring! :D

yay agreed!! ... i want tattoo ...not aloud one till im 21 :(

violentblossom
25-02-09, 17:30
yay agreed!! ... i want tattoo ...not aloud one till im 21 :(

what?! 21?!

yeah, i'd be lost if i couldn't use clothing for self expression, but i guess we would still have tattoos and what not.

Lee croft
25-02-09, 17:32
what?! 21?!

yeah, i'd be lost if i couldn't use clothing for self expression, but i guess we would still have tattoos and what not.

yeah but im getting it done anyway going with my cousin because she getting it done too

irjudd
25-02-09, 17:33
I wouldn't mind at all if nudity is allowed in public. But only for the ladies.

jackles
25-02-09, 17:35
It is usually 18 Lee...and if they are reputable they will ask for i.d.



Even tribes which have not got the same 'shame blame' idea of nudity dress themselves up with beads and feathers. We seem to have an inherent need to dress ourselves up.




How very considerate of you irjuud. Wouldn't want to inflict anything scary on the ladies eyes now would we?

Lee croft
25-02-09, 17:38
It is usually 18 Lee...and if they are reputable they will ask for i.d.



Even tribes which have not got the same 'shame blame' idea of nudity dress themselves up with beads and feathers. We seem to have an inherent need to dress ourselves up.

i know its 18 but my mum dont want me to get it till im 21... im gonna get it next year then i will be 18 by then!!

EmeraldFields
26-02-09, 00:55
Clothes help show the rest of the world who I am. It's another way to express myself and keep warm in the winter.:)