Tag: social norms

Social Norms and Society’s Beliefs About Nudity

Check out YNA articles and blogs about social norms in different societies, naked behavior, and cultural expectations or rules for behavior.

Below you can read our articles and blogs about social norms and nudity:

Topless Men and the History of Male Topfree Rights

| June 9, 2016 | 4 Comments

Topless Men – How Men Won Topfree Rights in the U.S. Men’s freedom to go topless is often taken for granted and is perceived as a normal part of American society. Thus many people do not realize that bare-chested males running around in public is a relatively recent thing in American Society. For decades, public …
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Artists Wanted For NYC Bodypainting Day 2016

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Artists & Body Painters Wanted For NYC Bodypainting Day on July 9, 2016 The 3rd annual NYC Bodypainting Day is officially scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 9th at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. Last year’s event was a great success! Over 100 people were painted by a diverse group of talented artists. This year we’d like …
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Our Naked Bodies: The Humanist Experience Podcast

| December 2, 2015 | 3 Comments

Naturism & Body Image on The Humanist Experience Podcast Ep 4: “Our Naked Bodies” I recently contributed to a new podcast called The Humanist Experience hosted by Seráh Blain and Evan Clark. They describe the show as a: “series where we seek out radical experiences that educate our emotions and expand our world.” They define …
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Interview With Creators of The ‘Breast Bikini Ever’: The TaTa Top

| November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

YNA Interview: The Story of The TaTa Top With Robyn & Michelle Lytle Though more and more women have been challenging discriminatory topless laws, I think it’s going to be some time before topfree equality becomes the status quo in America. It is still basically illegal for women to go topfree in public in most …
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Positive Body Image And Body Acceptance By YNA

| November 8, 2015 | 1 Comment

Body Image Body Acceptance Explained Issues With Body Image Issues Body Image – Body acceptance is also referred to as being body positive and could be considered the motto for social nudism. It means a complete acceptance of the human body, male or female, with no need to hide it. Regardless of race, age, or …
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The State of Nonsexual Social Nudity – A Nudist Rant!

| November 15, 2013 | 9 Comments

A Rant About the State of Nonsexual Social Nudity, Body Shame & American Society What is the sate of Nonsexual Social Nudity in America Today? The State of Nonsexual Social Nudity – Lately, I’ve been perusing the World Wide Web. I wanted to get a feel as to how society in general feels towards non-sexual nudity and the …
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Nudity and The Real American Values – Any Questions?

| November 9, 2013 | 27 Comments

Nudity and The Real American Values A little rant By Jordan Blum American Values Gone Awry? American Values – For those that might not be aware I would like to take this opportunity to do a little rant. In the U.S., there are many laws that protect people and allow them to express themselves. I …
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Blogger Mom, Kimberly Hall, To Teenage Girls: Cover Up Those Naked Girl Selfies

| September 5, 2013 | 9 Comments

Christian Blogger Mom’s Pleas to Teenage Girls about Naked Girl Selfies By: Erik Jacobsen Christian Blogger Mom, Mrs. Hall, Naked Girl Selfies and Nude Teenage Girls Selfies In a blog post written a couple of days ago by Kimberly Hall – who is the Director of Women’s Ministry at All Saints Presbyterian Church in Austin, …
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Almost Naked Women and Anti Social Nudists

| August 29, 2013 | 11 Comments

Almost Naked Women Are Everywhere – Why Not In Nudism? By: Erik Jacobsen Almost Naked Women On The Streets Of NY – Why Not Just Become A Nudist? Almost Naked Women – It’s a hot week in New York as the summer winds down, and while these temperatures are not unusual for the region, they …
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Natural Nudity Is What We Need More Of By Lars Egeland

| July 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Lars Egeland Writes Editorial About Natural Nudity & Body Image in Norway Natural Nudity Is The Only Kind Of Nudity! Natural Nudity – This year, 2013, is an election year in Norway. On September 9th, the country’s citizens will choose the government that will be in place for the next four years. Compared to the United …
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Bikini Photos Get Teacher Olivia Sprauer Fired!

| May 21, 2013 | 13 Comments

Teachers, Delete Your Nudist Pics – Even Bikini Photos Can Get You Fired Scandal Over Olivia Sprauer Bikini Photos: It seems like just about every week we hear at least one story in the news of a teacher (usually young and female) being fired and / or arrested for engaging in inappropriate behavior (usually sexual) …
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Home Nudist Etiquette With Visitors

| April 18, 2013 | 5 Comments

Home Nudist Asks How To Be Casually Naked in Front of Surprise Visitor Home Nudist Etiquette: Home Nudist – We received an interesting question the other day in an email about going naked on one’s own property. I thought I would share my reply and also share this with the community to get others’ thoughts …
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Body Taboo: Norwegian teens showering with their clothes on

| January 24, 2013 | 5 Comments

Body Taboo and “Dressed in the Shower” – Increasing Modesty Among Teens in Norwegian Culture [ This is a translation of an article from a Norwegian news site by Erik Jakobsen. Click here to see the original article in Norwegian by Wenche Bjornebekk master of social work and managing editor of Universitetsforlaget. ] Issues Pertaining …
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Why Get Naked? One Young Man’s on Nudity and Comfort

| November 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Young Man Considers Nudity For Comfort & Asks Why Get Naked? Guest Blog by: Daniel Jacobs One Man’s Thoughts on Why Get Naked for Comfort Why Get Naked? I had never given much thought to being a nudist. My girlfriend and I had tossed the idea around a bit, but I’d never taken it too seriously. I’ve …
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Why Do People have this Fear of Nudity?

| November 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

How Can We Change The Fear People Have Of Nudity? Why People Should Not Have A Fear Of Nudity: Fear of Nudity – In some cultures nudity is frowned upon due to social and religious structures. This may be due to cultural or religious beliefs or other forms of upbringing. Often people are taught that …
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