Some believe it is uncomfortable and awkward to stand naked in front of a classroom of artist, painters, sculptors. . . but it is one of the most relaxing things to do. From experience over the last couple of weeks, I can honestly say that I have been a nude model for the Mount Holyoke College Art Department. It is one of the most rewarding experiences.
My friends have told me that I am crazy, and that I must have to be super secure with my body in order to be able to do such a thing. Besides the fact that I don't deny both, nude modeling signifies a specific freedom not granted anywhere else but in the privacy of your own home.
Not to say that anyone is going to snatch off their clothes and parade around an art room, but people should at least open their minds to the idea that choosing this option of naked modeling does not have to rely on you being completely vain or insane.
Nudism, or naturism, is a way some people actually live their lives. They either go away to a nude recreation such as the "American Association for Nude Recreation" or practice the belief due to reasons of health.
The "American Association for Nude Recreation" replies to the question of "why on God's green Earth might someone want to do that?" by saying, "Nude recreation embreaces the joy of living and experiening nature in the most natural way possible. To relax and be nude is to let yourself be totally free." This was my initial response to idea and the partial reason why I do it.
You have to believe in the beauty of your existence. We should not let society dictate that fact that if we wear pants bigger that a size zero, one, or two, we need to cover up and sit down. Have confidence in yourself to be free. Not only a selfish freedom of your own home, in the dark, with the door closed only to fall asleep, but in the light, beach, art studio, with the door wide open to feel the essence of nature and solar energy on your skin in the most natural way.
We were not born with clothes on.
Society chooses to dictate cloth as a necessity, and negatively views less clothes as being provocative and trashy.
There is a time and place for everything, though: you can not just decide you simply refuse to wear clothes, but you also can take the chance to do it where it is deemed socially acceptable.
Take a chance.
Indulge in nature.
I have, you should to.