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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

What's wrong with nudity?

This is one of those articles I'm not sure if I should be publishing.

That illustration above is from the early editions of E.L. Konigsburg’s From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, one of my favorite childhood books. I'm not sure if it is still in the modern editions. As you can see, it shows nude children playing in a fountain at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

So yeah, we have nudity there. Of course the work itself is a drawing of nude kids, but there are also nude statues. Lots of nudity.

What there isn't, is sex.

That's because nudity doesn't equal sex. Nudity does not invite sex.

I am a naturist pagan. I don't want to be labeled a sex offender. My sex life is a bit unusual, but it doesn't involve kids. As I have said many times before, I have two sex rules. The first is consenting adults only.

I'm also an unmarried man. I really don't think it's my place to advise others how to raise their kids.

But what is wrong with nudity? Especially nudity without sex?

Pagans are about nature. Humans aren't born with clothes. There was a time not-so-long ago that nudity filled our art and no one thought the worse of it. From Tom Sawyer to From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, nudity was something that happened. It wasn't a supercharged neon sign declaring COME GET SOME SEX to anyone passing by.

Just something to think about.

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