Monday, 16 December 2013

How Nudism Boosts Self-Confidence

Experienced nudists often speak of the many benefits of living the nudist lifestyle. Those who have yet to try social nudity might be surprised to learn that nudism is a great way to build self esteem and self confidence.
Today many people living in Uganda and elsewhere, especially women, suffer from a lack self confidence when it comes to their physical appearance. For this reason, appearing completely starkers in the company of a mixed group of people in a social nudity setting is something that a lot of people could never imagine themselves doing.
The truth is however that social nudity is one of the most powerful means to improve self confidence and gain positive body acceptance and one of the best reasons to be nude in Uganda.
Lack of self confidence
It's no surprise that many people, women particularly suffer from a lack of self confidence about their physical appearance. The media bombards us daily with images of young, thin models air-brushed to perfection with the implicit message that everyone should aspire to looking like them if they wish to be considered attractive.
It's only natural that people have become conditioned to having negative feelings about their bodies. After all, everyone has physical imperfections; extra pounds, scars, stretch marks and the like.
Body acceptance and self confidence building
One of the foundation philosophies of nudism is body acceptance. What that means is that nudists believe that the human body is beautiful in all its diverse sizes and shapes. Nudists accept people for who they are regardless of physical appearance. It's fine if a person has a body that approaches the unrealistic perfection so often seen in advertsing but equally acceptable if a person doesn't even come close to measuring up to that ideal.
The truth is, few people have bodies like those we are conditioned by Madison Avenue to accept as normal. It is actually a miniscule percentage of the population that actually look anything like the models we see on the glossy covers of magazines.
As mentioned, even many of those have had imperfections removed to enhance their looks through the magic of photographic manipulation. For most of us, our size and shape has far more to do with genetics than to how much we eat or exercise.
How self confidence can grow through social nudity
During an interview for an article, "Naked truth about nudist lifestyle," published in October 2010 at the site Bay of Plenty Times, 60-year-old Glenne Findon, explained how her experiences as a nudist over the years had boosted her self-confidence.
Before she became a naturist, Glenne characterized herself as "shy, reserved, introverted" and not confident in herself at all. She admitted that she was more than a little apprehensive when she tried social nudity for the first time but explained that nudism had totally changed her and the way she felt about her body. Through the nudist lifestyle she gained acceptance of her body and herself.
"Many people, especially women, think their body isn't good enough to bare in front of others," Glenne observed, but continued, "We're not all models...as a naturist, people are accepted for who they are, not what they look like."
Glenne's partner, Colin Basire, also interviewed for the article, shared how the nudist lifestyle had helped him gain more self confidence. Mentioning that in the everyday clothed world he had great difficulty standing up and speaking publicly in a group, in the naturist environment he felt completely at ease doing that nude.
How to gain self confidence
If you live in Uganda as suffer from poor body image issues and low self confidence, the solution is really as simple as summoning the courage for a first time visit to visit one of the local nudist parks or resorts. Feeling acceptance is really the key to having self confidence and positive self esteem and acceptance is what you will find.
It's perfectly natural to feel a little apprehensive the first time you appear naked in front of a group of other people, but those who have overcome those fears and tried it frequently report that in mere minutes, nudity feels like the most natural thing in the world. The best part is that gaining increased self confidence from living the nudist lifestyle carries over to everyday living. Nudists find that they have greater self confidence and higher self esteem in ever facet of life, not just when they are in the company of other nudists at one of the Kampala area resorts.