Fitness expert finds a return to naturalness 

Why I’m Getting Naked

Very rarely do you see a naked woman who is not posing or being objectified and sexualized in some way. When’s the last time you saw a naked women just chillin’, and like… vaccuuming, or gardening; not being a sexual object in any way? A woman being naked just for herself, instead of putting on a performance of sexuality, is hard to find. I’d say Lena Dunham is the closest we’ve got, and my goodness does she make people uncomfortable with her unapologetic, non-sexual nakedness.

Our lack of real-life, non-sexual nakedness makes us all feel Less Than. Women have become obsessed with “fixing” the endless ways in which their bare faces and bodies are wrong, and we are constantly aware of the sexual performance that is expected of us. When we fail at any of the above (and we constantly feel like we are failing), there is shame.

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Curator’s note: Good read on normalized natural nudity with the oft mistake of using the term nudist colony. Also unsure about Lena Dunham being held up as poster girl for non sexual nudity. 

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2 thoughts on “Fitness expert finds a return to naturalness ”

  1. I really love this: her attitude, her focus in her statements, her commitment to this. I love that she didn’t settle for making things into soft core porn, because to be honest it still feels quite rare in terms of what I come across.

    It still feels like some women have this idea that there has to be a percentage of sex in their naked yoga or “clothes free” images…the come hither look, the “oh yoga” but with the same facial expression as Samantha from Sex & the City when she’s getting busy.

    And I love that she went for the points as well saying, “I know some of you think I have the beauty privilege…” because isn’t this part of body positivity? Body positivity is not about shaming one type to lift another up. It is meant to embrace all, including hers.

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