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[NSFW] How inhibited are you about removing your clothes in public and why?

Asked by Shippy (9857 points ) October 14th, 2012

I have very little inhibition about being naked. I of course am sensitive to the context or appropriateness of nudity. But all in all I am very comfortable with being naked. I could even be naked in public for example. I can also bonk in broad day light and with the lights on. No I don’t have a perfect body either.

I find this odd, seeing that my parents were the complete opposite. So how do you feel? and is it lights on or off for you! Either way it would be great if you could say why you think you are that way.

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Coloma's avatar

Not my thing no, not these days anyway. I like being naked around the house, in my hot tub, on lovely evenings outdoors, but not in public at 52. lol
I used to sunbathe nude when I was younger and love playful outdoor sex, sex after swimming, or during swimming is one of my favorites.
I kept a really great body through most of my 40’s but have gone a little soft the last few years.

I was flattered by a relationship partner that told me I had the ass of a 20 year old a few years ago, but no, I wouldn’t be comfortable scampering around naked in company, infact I always joke about causing a stampede being naked over here. I wouldn’t want to spook the horses. lol
I do enjoy living on a secluded property though where I can be naked with no fear of being spied on. :-)

DrBill's avatar

no problem at all, it is the way we’re made and it is completly natural.

poisonedantidote's avatar

I don’t have a problem with it at all. Perhaps it is because I grew up on Mallorca with hot weather, beaches, and lots of booze. By the time I was 5 I had probably seen more tits than the playboy mansion.

Having said that, I don’t have any enthusiasm to be naked. Being naked to me is more of just a practical thing. Bath time, heat wave, sex, etc.

Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

I was a fat kid. In fact, my father called me fat boy my entire youth.

I am thinner now, but I leave a t-shirt on during sex.

woodcutter's avatar

I’ll just keep my clothes on thanks. When I was younger I was pretty ripped but nowadays, not so much.

Ponderer983's avatar

I won’t in public or where there are people who I don’t want to see me naked. I have been naked, but with those approved people around (sex in public, in the pool at the house with neighbors that are not far away). I will also walk naked through my house and may times forget the blinds are open, so whomever drives by or a neighbor who looks in is getting a free show, but hey, I’m in my home. But as far as sex, I don’t care if the lights are on. I used to when I was younger, but then I realized, this person wouldn’t be having sex with me if they weren’t attracted to me, so I stopped caring. This is my body, take it or leave it.
Why I am this way I have no clue. I’m a plus size woman, and as I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to terms with my body. Also never having a shortage of men who are attracted to me helped to boost the self esteem over the years.

Coloma's avatar

@Imadethisupwithnoforethought Bah! This smack in the chops is for your insensitive dad. :-(

Coloma's avatar

@Ponderer983 Good for you. ”:Sexy” is so multi-facited. I have had a good run and enjoyed being a cute woman with a cute figure, but I too am very comfortable with my aging process. One of my strongest sexy points is my humor. I have had many men tell me that I am the funniest woman they have ever known. Confidence and humor and a ribald personality has a lot of sex appeal. Who cares about some extra weight if all the really important qualities are intact?

wundayatta's avatar

I’ve gone to my share of nude beaches and hot springs in my life. If everyone is doing it, I don’t mind. It seems to allow people to open up and be themselves more easily. They talk about stuff with strangers they might not even talk about with their oldest friends. People become so much more relaxed without clothes.

And as far as sex is concerned, I love the human body and I want to see it, no matter what my partner may objectively look like; somehow to me they seem like the hottest girl on the planet without clothes. Nudity is just so hot! Perhaps I would feel differently if I got to see a beautiful naked woman more often, but alas my wife, so she claims, is always cold. So it’s a very rare sight for me, and one I cherish extraordinarily when I get to see it.

I real life, I mean. Pictures are ubiquitous, of course, and don’t have nearly the same effect.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I like naked daytime sex. It’s the best. I’m not big on public nudity but what ever floats your boat.

Pandora's avatar

I like darkness but it really depends on my mood. It’s like being blindfolded, you just become more aware of your other senses.
Now as for being naked in public, I, don’t feel comfortable. Even when I was younger. I gave up wearing 2 piece bikinis when I was 13. Even in a one piece back then, I was not comfortable when guys stared at me. It was too creepy.
I do wish some people would cover up more. I had a neighbor who use to love to spend his time grilling on the weekends or his days off in the driveway, just wearing his towel because he was always hot and had to hose himself off. The top part of me reminded me of Hank Hill.
People would come over and see him from my living room window. I lost count how many times people would say, “Oh, my, what a view”. Never understood why he never barbequed on his back porch that was in his yard and right next to his kitchen and not facing anyone.
People driving by visiting other people use to slow down their cars and shake their heads in disbelief.

JLeslie's avatar

I am not comfortable with full nudity in public, but definitely have been topless on some beaches.

As far as boinking, lights on and naked is just fine, but the nudity is just for my partner, I am not an exhibitionist for the public at large.

Also, among women in places like dressing rooms, or if a friend is staying over my house, I have no problem changing in front of other women.

Unbroken's avatar

hmm I love being naked in my house or private I like outdoor sex but also private. But I was raised extremely conservatively and for the first time last year wore shorts, not one hundred percent comfortable but i am conditioning myself, in public. also hate locker rooms and bathing suits. But I have never been anywhere it was socially acceptable to be naked in public. Also being a woman there’s a bias that being scantily clad is an invitation to I guess every male in sight as silly as that sounds. Someone you know gets raped there is always some asshole saying she deserved it.

Sunny2's avatar

No problems in private, but in public, I can’t imagine being able to be totally naked. I’ve never been anywhere that allowed it anyhow, as far as I know. I have always felt that I have to know someone very well to be able to reveal that much of me. Self consciousness is a part of my personality, I guess.

augustlan's avatar

I’m pretty sure I’ve never been naked in public. It’s just not my thing, even though I’m not overly modest. I’ll change in front of friends, walk around my house naked, sleep naked and like sex in any lighting conditions. Just don’t have the urge to be naked in front of strangers, I guess.

Sunny2's avatar

Also, I’m allergic to the sun. I get a rash instead of a tan, so I go to extremes to cover up when I’m going to be in the sun.

ucme's avatar

I’d remove my swimming shorts whilst frolicking on a topless beach, if it wasn’t for the clear & present danger of my inevitable erection poking someone’s eye out, therefore, in the interests of safety, it’s kept under wraps.

Seek's avatar

I’m not by any means an exhibitionist, but I don’t consider myself to be terribly modest. Skin is skin, and nudity, my own or that of others, doesn’t bother me in the slightest.

Oddly enough, I am terribly self-conscious about my midsection, because no amount of diet or exercise is going to fix that many stretchmarks. Ah, pregnancy.

Leanne1986's avatar

I am very comfortable being naked too and, if necessary, will happily change or shower in front of other people (I would probably draw the line at walking naked down the street though!!!). I am also happy to keep the lights on during sex. I used to be quite shy about my body and would try to cover up as much as possible when getting chnaged in front of people but, over the past couple of years, I have become much more comfortable in my own skin and now I tend not to give it a second thought.

downtide's avatar

I’m very uncomfortable with it, because my body doesn’t match my gender (yet). However amongst a group of other transsexual folk I have been naked and more comfortable about that. mainly because they already knew that I’m pre-op and wouldn’t have expected my body to be any different from what it is.

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