Of the two genders, women get the most pressure from society to meet to unrealistic expectations of physical beauty. That is one of the reason that women benefit most from being a naturist but it is also why they have the hardest time trying naturism. For a woman, the idea of being nude in a social setting is fraught with fears related to a lifetime of sexual objectification and subconscious attacks on their self-esteem.
In this episode, we explore how women in naturism overcame some of these barriers and what they get out of living a naturist life. We also review strategies for convincing someone to try naturism.
To summarize the strategies presented:
1-Review your own motivation 2-Be open and confident about naturism 3-Be sympathetic and understanding 4-Try a therapeutic approach 5-Be patient 6-Be very careful of the first experience & praise gently
Links to items mentioned in the show:
- CBC (Outfront has been canceled and the show "What not to wear" is no longer available.) http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ - University of Western Ontario Women's Studies http://www.uwo.ca/womens/ - Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) http://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/specific-phobias - Stina Sieg http://www.stinasieg.com/ - Gymnophobia - Expisode XIV http://naturistliving.bareoaks.ca/2009/12/gymnophobia.html - Why Clothing-Optional doesn't work â Episode VIII http://naturistliving.bareoaks.ca/2009/06/why-clothing-optional-does-not-work.html