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Teenage Naturist – As I was listening to an online program from a European radio station today, I heard a report about a brand new picture-sharing program called Snapchat. This program allows users to send messages (including photos) which self-delete within a time period defined by the sender generally several seconds.
Snapchat was initially considered to be something of a treatment for the issue of sexting, where young people take unclothed photos of themselves to send to someone, and then have the photographs accidentally forwarded to others. Since the messages on Snapchat can’t be saved or forwarded, the logic goes, discretion is preserved.
Sadly, Snapchat really offers no such option. The Achilles Heel of the service is that nothing prevents the receiver from photographing their communication device’s screen with another camera in another device before the message self-deletes.
My purpose here, however, is to not write a review of Snapchat. But the manner that some young people are using their camera-enabled telephones and other devices in conjunction with services like Snapchat exemplifies a particularly difficult challenge for the naturist movement how to prepare adolescents about naturism.
Two Bare Naturist Nudist Teen Girls Only Hanging Out Naked
When discussing naturism and naturism, we don’t talk about (or to) naturist amateurs very much. We talk a lot about how many naturists are of an older generation, and there’s an urgent need to get younger people involved. We talk about quite young children, and are usually in agreement that naturism is not dangerous to them in any way. But we don’t talk about adolescents especially those who are 13 to 17 years of age.
A documentary like My Daughter the Teenage Nudist is about as close as we have gotten. While the film is good and usually portrays naturism in a positive light for young folks, it’s important to note that the folks in the picture not the least of which will be the teenaged daughter mentioned in the title are 18 years or older, which makes them officially adults almost everywhere in the world.
Legally is the key word here, since I consider it’s the key to understanding why we do not particularly address naturism for adolescents. Since nudity is so widely equated with sex, we understand we can start getting into a problem area once we begin to combine the two below the age of 18. But in the current society people jump to the conclusion that that if an individual is nude anywhere near a person below a particular age who is not their child, then that person is guilty of engaging in sexual acts with a minor until proven innocent.
So does this mean that we shouldn’t talk about adolescents and naturism? Or that we shouldn’t talk TO them about it? I hope not. We know what the alternative is. The misunderstanding and outright persecution of nudity, often tied in with slut-shaming, among adolescents has resulted in bullying and suicide.
There was the recent instance of Amanda Toddwho was used, blackmailed and shunned by her peers for showing her breasts on a webcam. We need to figure out a means to address this age group regarding the balanced expression of naturism.
To begin this discussion, I think it is important to understand two things (which most naturists will likely agree with). The first is that young people are capable of understanding that nudity can be non-sexual. The second is that we should take issue with the term sexting at least in part. Shooting a bare picture of oneself and sending it to nudistfamilysex will not need to be sexual in nature.
I remember quite clearly that I understood the difference between sexual and nonsexual nudity by the time I was in my early amateurs, and that was before the internet. Many othernaturistshave said the same. I also understand that if I Had had access to your modern day smartphone or digital camera, I likely would have taken pictures of myself bare. Would I ‘ve sent them to anyone? The 30-something me says no, but recalling the 14-year old mewell, who knows?
My Daughter the Teenage Nudist
And now we have this amazing digital research and communication tool called the net, which crosses the world and seems to feature quite literally everything anyone would need to understand about any possible issue. If only the internet had existed when I was 13 – my head reels at the chance of having been able to determine what naturism is and associate with other naturists much earlier than I did.
The issue now, however, is the phrase bare teen and occasionally even “Naturist Teen” is net-speak for child pornography.
Typing the phrases nudism questions for teenagers or naturism for adolescents or another phrase containing versions of the words nude and adolescent into Google will return lots of search results, but nothing close to what we would consider good information about naturism.
Accessibility to electronic communication devices with built in cameras and jpg services like Snapchat, hence, provide teens with what for many of them is likely their only outlet to participate in nude behaviour.
Assuming they didn’t grow up in a nudist family (which applies to most teens), any specified teen probably lacks the skill to go where most naturists congregate http://troyxxx.com/tube/not-sure-which-is-the-bravest-so-here-are-all-of-them/ and legal naked beaches. To begin with, most private naturist resorts is not going to admit unaccompanied minors for various motives. Also, most adolescents under the age of 16 can’t drive. And those adolescents who can drive may not have a whole lot of time to get to and spend time at a nude beach that is, when there is even one situated nearby.
If they’re able to somehow get to some publicly-accessible naked area, they may not (and likely shouldn’t) go alone. This brings up the idea of attempting to talk about naturism with friends in order to find a partner to go with. Most girls probably find this idea frightening also, and given the stigma of being a naturist, they likely don’t know of a relative or friend who could accompany them either.
Join this with myriad state-by-state laws regarding public nudity, and it’s not surprising that teenagers stick to something simple like photographing themselves with their cellphones.
So what are we naturists to do? It is a shame that we are not addressing this age group. They may be going through a vital period inside their physical and psychological development, in which they’re forming a lot of opinions about their bodies many of that’ll last for decades to come. We understand that a few of these teenagers will finally become practicing naturists and naturists. They’ve been the future of the movement, but right now they are being told that nudity is bad. And the propagating of naked photographs via sexting is not helping the problem.
It seems to me that there’s a massive information vacuum that needs to be filled. If there are good naturism resources especially for adolescents out there somewhere, I haven’t been able to locate them. One action item I would propose is gathering a free downloadable guide to naturism especially for teens, giving some outlines as to what they could and can not do (or shouldn’t do). It could also supply links to great websites and web sites that favorably depict naturism, which would help amateurs prevent the compact internet woods comprising porn sites that masquerade as naturism / naturism websites.
I do not really have any answers beyond that. The main objective of the blog posting is to get the discussion started.
What would you believe? What, if anything, can we do to educate adolescents about naturism?
This post about education a naturist amateurs was printed by – Young Naturists And Nudists America
Tags: culture, teens
Class: Nudism and Naturism, Nudist Kids and Problems with Nudity and Children, Social Nudity Sites
About the Writer (Author Profile)
Erik Jakobsen works in New York City, lives in New Jersey and has been an enthusiastic naturist for 25 years. He’s a frequent contributor to FKK’s blogs.
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