I feel like if a child has difficulty dealing with their parents' nudity, it would be better to talk to them about it and find out why it makes them uncomfortable, and help them work through it, then to just cover up when you see it bothers them. Carry on, my nude good woman! Amanda Noble on The unexpected essentials for moving into your first apartment 20 hours ago Thanks for sharing your wisdom. Being uncomfortable with nudity is not a natural human condition — it is a social artifact. Its right and proper that they are educated in the etiquette of when its not acceptable and why but otherwise they will find their comfort level. You also have to go through my room to get to the bathroom or her room, so she often sees me after my shower, or in the throws of getting dressed.
Imposing nudity on anyone, especially kids, especially YOUR kids, is a form a sexual violence, even with the best intention.
Yet at my mother's house, she was the prudish one who had a part in my lack of pride for my wonderful human body. Share this article Share. If they don't ever ask, don't worry about it. Karen King, 44, with her son Daniel, I grew up with minimal body image issues compared to my peers. Kinky sex has made its way into mainstream culture in places other than poorly written erotica-gone-NYT-bestsellers-list. My husband is not as offbeat as I am, and I could see him making similar comments to me like the author's husband did with her.