about it, so they disfellowshipped him for “conduct unbecoming a member.”

Another good friend of mine was excommunicated because
the whole ward presumed things about him based on the fact
that he loved being innocently nude.
But not all reactions from Church leaders are negative.
There isn’t any way to forecast how a local leader will react to the
Disclosure that one of his members is a naturist. One participated
couple I know ran afoul of the BYU Honor Code because they
had skinny-dipped collectively and were barred from the university. Their bishop asked them one question: “Was it sexual?”
When their answer was no, he quickly interceded and got
them readmitted.
Reactions of local leaders are unpredictable because there is
no official Church stand on nudism. This is as it should be.
Naturism is one of those issues where members should do
their own study and prayer and seek their own answers from
the Spirit. Indeed, if you speak with many Mormon naturists,
you will find that they’ve received convincing religious witnesses about their practice.


HIS IS WHAT I have found from my past eight years of
being a naturist: Naturism is modest in the appropriate settings. It diffuses lust. It fosters trust and http://modestperson.com/views/not-having-to-wear-those-annoying-bikinis-or-swimsuits.php
among individuals. It teaches a healthy approach toward the individual
body and treats body pity. It educates kids and helps
them develop healthier approaches in their relationships with the
opposite gender. It even protects them from predators because
they are more open about their bodies and are more prone to
report suspicious behaviour.
I ‘ve seen nudism help people recover from pornography addictions . Naturism provides positive, wholesome pictures of the human body. Naturist kids have their curiosity
about the human body met in safe, controlled environments under adult supervision rather than sneaking peeks at
pornography with their pals. Adults who finally experience
the difference between pornographic images of the individual
body and innocent pictures accessible through nudism can see
the ugliness in the pornographic picture. It starts to lose its appeal.
These are the things I Have learned in the eight years I Have been
a Mormon naturist. I am as converted to these beliefs as any

Mormon is to the teachings of Joseph Smith.
Yet I can’t share these discoveries with my fellow Saints. As
I’ve sat in never-ending lesson after lesson, sermon after sermon on
the ills of pornography and watched the efforts of Church
leaders to battle this issue mainly neglect, I anguish to know I
have a easy remedy that can help many individuals heal, but I
have to make sure that it remains to myself.

By Paul Swenson
Modesty’s the hottest
Issue in the Bloggernacle.
The body is a tabernacle
and must be covered
by a bag or tent,
in order to prevent
the baring of a shoulder,
or of skin above
an old girl’s ankle.
If you’re female,
what you’re wearing
may be sin, if it inflames
the lust of Mormon males,
whose solitary struggle
with testosterone entails
that they avert their eyes,
or disguise awareness of
a girl’s breasts or thighs.
Not only men are penitent
about taboo ideas
Which will originate from
tight, revealing clothing.
“Heterosexual Wed
Woman” writes that she
is flustered by immodesty.
“Will not notice breasts of
women clad in humble tees,”
she says. “But please avert
a clingy shift—notably
if it is cold. Catch my drift?”

When slogging through
the product of male blogs,
Find a particular reticence
to estimate appropriateness
of manly dress—except
the rightness of white tops
and ties. Which leaves guys
free to consider indecent
penchants of their partners.
Tim scathingly whines
he can not imagine why their
mothers can not refrain from
dressing little girls in twopiece bathing suits. Another
Thick galoot alludes to
a distressing preponderance
of “non—wife nudity.”
Forgive my rudeness,
if I see beauty in the person
form—and do not look away.
Show me the marbled limbs
of lovers in Rodin’s “The Kiss,”
Maleness of David
by Michelangelo. Artist
who sculpted us to model
God and Goddess may uncover
idolatrous and pat, fixation
on false modesty. Blog that.

Some bloggers hasten
to admit a secret
yearning for a sundress,
or self consciously divulge
they burn to wear J. Crew,
as liberated girls do.
A few still grieve http://partnerpost.net/2016/05/i-dont-understand-why-she-prefers-to-wear-a-costume/
Purchased the duty
to venerate the sleeve
as sanctified, when they
put on the Mormon
vestments of a bride.

1. The URL for LDS Skinny-Dippers Connection is WWW.LDSSDC.INFO.
Additional information on nudism can be found at: http://www.naturistsociety.com/.

JULY 2008


The Source of Nudity
in Greek Athletics*
John Mouratidis
Associate Professor of Physical Education
University of Thrace, Komotini, Greece

Some scholars who have written on the issue of nudity in Greek athletics
have neglected to inquire the prehistoric period and rather intelligibly