Tag Archives: vulnerability

Benefits of social nudity: building self-confidence

Everybody certainly understands this experience. You recognize aspects of your life in which you seem to fall short and where you hope to improve. Perhaps you have a problem with procrastination, or inability to manage your time well, or a … Continue reading

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Why most people don’t understand social nudity

So far the topics being discussed here have mostly not dealt in much depth with what could be accurately described as “philosophy”. Some of the psychological discussions come close, but that’s not quite the same. Of course, systematic philosophical thinking … Continue reading

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Nudity and vulnerability

Is there anyone, except perhaps a few veteran naturists/nudists, who doesn’t think that being naked around other people – not only strangers but even people we know well – can produce strong feelings of vulnerability? Vulnerability is a topic we’ve … Continue reading

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Using nudity to make a statement

It is entirely legitimate to use images of nudity to make a statement about how people relate to their social environment. It’s especially appropriate if the statement involves personal identity or social stereotypes. So we have this: Nude Portraits Explore … Continue reading

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Going barefoot is the gentlest way of walking…

Going barefoot is the gentlest way of walking and can symbolize a way of living — being authentic, vulnerable, sensitive to our surroundings. It’s the feeling of enjoying warm sand beneath our toes, or carefully making our way over sharp … Continue reading

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Acting and authenticity in As You Like It

As You Like It, written in the middle part of Shakespeare’s career, is one of the dramatist’s more serious and sophisticated comedies. While classical Greek comedy was generally laden with farce and satire, the Elizabethan form, and Shakespeare’s in particular, … Continue reading

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What can we learn from Shakespeare about nudity?

On the surface, at least, not a lot. Perhaps the most frequent actual references to nudity are found in King Lear. The king has been dethroned by the treachery of his daughters Goneril and Regan. In Act III, he has … Continue reading

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