Are Women Preventing Each Other From Getting Nude and Practicing Self-Love?

Guest Blog by: Patricia Anderson-Peters
Getting Naked and Practicing Self Love:
I am not a nudist. We’ll begin there. Not for lack of want to be actually, I’d LOVE to be so free and uninhibited, but I Have not arrived there yet. Gloomy part isI’m 45 years old. I’m not young either.
So as a reader you might be wondering why I am writing an article for the Naturist Portal web site. It’s actually because of the state that I am.
An article written by Felicity Jones titled Why Women Should See Other Women’s Naked Bodies reminded me of the first time which I got nude around other women.
It was a spiritual initiation weekend in Florida and I had worked myself into a dither for days knowing that I would be nakedaround other people. Every anxiety I had carried around for over thirty years was taunting me and my two-kid-later, gravitation challenged breasts simply wanted to forget all about it.
When the time came and the other women stripped from their clothes, I really slowly joined them. I was so convinced that each and every eye in the area was surveying my my nude body, my stretch marks, my fat rollsand my not pink and perkies.
In the end, I could not have been more incorrect. We were all just a bunch of very religious girls who’d overcome tremendous challenges to get where we were. We body painted one another with colours and symbols that reflected our journeys.
If anyone was eyeballing my areolas, wellthey were so covert about it that I just never knew it.
Getting Nude From the Heart – Outside by Patricia Anderson
Where did this fear of becoming naked start? This body loathing?
It appears to me that it can’t be natural to be fearful of your lovers seeing you naked. Lots of women will say that their body issues come in the media and from the irrational desires that guys have for the right female form. But looking back, I do not think that is an completely accurate assessment.
Self-picture problems and body hatred did not begin with how the men around me saw meit really started with how the girls in my life saw me. Girls can function as the most catty creatures on the planet inside their teen years.
Let’s be honest, women. It was not the men that did this to us. Sadder still, we did it all to make an effort to gain the approval of one another, not the sexual appreciation of the males around us. Guys do not purchase the magazines they date the women who do.
Maybe if girls saw one another naked more often, that is been pawned and passed from generation to generation would be put down like the rabid dog that it is.
There are perky breasts, saggy breasts, pink and brown nipples, large and little ones too. There are slender thighs, fat thighs, long and short legs. The anatomical parts and differences list is long and recognized, but it is still only a list of parts. A girl is more than the sum of her parts. She is heart, she is soul, she’s encounter, she is fluidity and she’s dFKKmic.
If we could learn to value one another more than judging one another, the power that we have collectively is enough to break the negativity that’s defined us for far a long time. We need to return to that Red Tent, body-painting Soul-Woman appreciation of who we are when we stand together, in place of ripping each other apart just because we can.
More importantly, maybe it is time to take accountability for the fact that it is not the guys in our world and it is not the media that is driving this inferior evaluation system that has nurtured a generation of eating disordered, emotionally violent women. We did this to our sisters and we did view to ourselves. Perhaps we need to get naked women from the heartsout.
Getting Nude From the Heart was published by – Young Naturists and Nudists America
Tags: body image, body painting, breasts
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