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Teenage Naturist – As I was listening to an online broadcast from a European radio station today, I heard a report about a brand new picture-sharing app called Snapchat. This program allows users to send messages (including photos) which self-delete within a time period defined by the sender normally a few seconds.
Snapchat was initially considered to be something of a treatment for the dilemma of sexting, where young people take nude photos of themselves to send to someone, simply to have the photographs accidentally forwarded to others. Since the messages on Snapchat can’t be saved or forwarded, the logic goes, discretion is maintained.
Unfortunately, Snapchat actually offers no such option. The Achilles Heel of the service is that nothing prevents the receiver from photographing their communicating 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 way that some young folks are using their camera-enabled phones and other apparatus in conjunction with services like Snapchat illustrates a particularly tough challenge for the naturist movement how to educate adolescents about naturism.
Two Unclothed Naturist Nudist Female Girls Just Hanging Out Naked
When discussing nudism and naturism, we don’t talk about (or to) nudist babes very much. We talk a lot about how many naturists are of an old generation, and there exists an urgent must get younger people involved. We talk about very young children, and are generally in agreement that naturism isn’t dangerous to them at all. But we do not talk about teenagers specifically those who are 13 to 17 years of age.
A documentary like My Daughter the Teenage Nudist is about as close as we’ve gotten. While the film is good and normally shows naturism in a positive light for young people, it’s important to note that the individuals in the film not the least of which is the teenaged daughter mentioned in the title are 18 years or older, helping to make them legally adults virtually everywhere in the whole world.
Legally is the key word here, because I consider it is the key to understanding why we do not expressly 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 mix the two below the age of 18. But in today’s society folks jump to the conclusion that that if somebody is naked anywhere near an individual below a certain age who’s not their child, then that person is guilty of participating in sexual acts with a minor until proven innocent.
So does this mean that we shouldn’t talk about teens and naturism? Or that we should not talk TO them about it? I expect not. We know what the option is. The mistake and outright persecution of nudity, often tied in with slut-shaming, among teenagers has caused intimidation and suicide.
There was the recent instance of Amanda Toddwho was used, blackmailed and shunned by her peers for revealing her breasts on a webcam. We need to figure out a way to address this age group regarding the healthy expression of naturism.
To begin this discussion, I think it’s important to understand two things (which most naturists will probably agree with). The first is that young folks are capable of comprehension that nudity can be nonsexual. The second is that we should take issue with the duration sexting at least in part. Taking a naked pic of oneself and sending it to someone else does not have to be sexual in nature.
I remember very clearly that I understood the difference between sexual and nonsexual nudity by the time I was in my early teenagers, and that was before the internet. Many othernaturistshave said the same. I also know that if I’d had access to a modern day smartphone or digital camera, I probably would have taken photographs of myself naked. 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 great digital research and communication tool called the web, which crosses the world and appears to feature quite literally everything anyone would need to understand about any possible issue. If only the net had existed when I was 13 – my head reels at the chance for having been able to figure out what naturism is and connect with other naturists substantially before than I did.
The problem today, nevertheless, is that the phrase naked teenager and occasionally even “Naturist Teen” is net-speak for child pornography.
Typing the phrases nudism questions for adolescents or naturism for adolescents or every other phrase containing forms of the words bare and teenager into Google will return lots of search results, but nothing close to what we would consider good information about naturism.
Access to electronic communication devices with built-in cameras and photo services for example Snapchat, hence, provide teens with what for many of them is likely their only outlet to engage in naked behaviour.
Assuming they didn’t grow up in a nudist family (which applies to most teens), any given adolescent probably lacks the ability to go where most naturists congregate private resorts and legal naked beaches. For one thing, most private naturist resorts will not accept unaccompanied minors for various motives. Additionally, most teenagers under http://nudists-young.org/contri/i-went-to-a-nude-beach-for-the-first-time-two-weeks/ of 16 can not drive. And those teenagers who can drive may not have a whole lot of time to get to and spend time at a naked beach that is, if there is even one situated nearby.
If they are able to somehow get to a freely-accessible unclothed area, they may not (and probably shouldn’t) go alone. This brings up the idea of attempting to talk about naturism with buddies to be able to locate a partner to go with. Most goddess probably find this idea frightening as well, 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 is not surprising that adolescents stick to something simple like photographing themselves with their mobiles.
So what are we naturists to do? It’s a shame that we aren’t addressing this age group. They may be going through a vital period in their physical and mental growth, by which they are forming a lot of views about their bodies many of that will survive for decades in the future. We understand that some of those teenagers will eventually become practicing naturists and naturists. They may be the future of the movement, but right now they’re being told that nudity is bad. And the propagating of naked pictures via sexting is not helping the issue.
It appears to me that there is a massive information vacuum that needs to be filled. If there are good naturism resources expressly for teenagers out there somewhere, I haven’t been able to find them. One action item I would propose is assembling a free downloadable guide to naturism especially for amateurs, giving some outlines regarding what they are able to and can’t do (or should not do). It could also supply links to great websites and web sites that favorably depict naturism, which would help girls prevent the compact internet forest comprising porn sites that masquerade as naturism / nudism sites.
I don’t actually have any responses beyond that. The chief purpose of the site posting would be to get the discussion started.
What would you believe? What, if bbw nudists , can we do to educate teens about naturism?
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Erik Jakobsen works in Nyc, lives in New Jersey and has been an avid naturist for 25 years. He’s a regular contributor to FKK’s blogs.
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