Re: Different shapes and sizes (was: Where the Future Goes to Die)

From: Doug Jones (
Date: Sat Jun 17 2000 - 18:38:01 MDT

Amara Graps wrote:
> From: Doug Jones <>, Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000
> >Of course, if you've ever been to a nudist resort, you quickly realize
> >that you'd rather *not* see through clothing in most cases...
> Why do you say that?

Simple- it was a *joke*. The real lesson of nudity is that it doesn't
matter, and isn't necessarily erotic.
> The beautiful thing about what you see at a nudist resort
> is the sheer (!) number of different shapes and sizes of people.

Yep- and sometimes those shapes (sometimes arrived at after ill-advised
cosmetic surgery) can be unintentionally amusing, not that I'd ever say
so to the people in question.

> I like seeing people completely comfortable inside their own skin,
> no matter what their "skin" looks like.

I'm no pinup poster material myself, so it was reassuring to see other
middle aged folks there who were just as out of shape as I am :)

> I like the attitude of the folks there: that a positive outlook
> and good health is more valuable than their percentage of body fat
> (or lack thereof)

See, Spike? You'd be welcome too.
> And it's a good example for kids too- maybe the next generation
> of Amerians won't have such puritan attitudes about sex and nudity
> as many people in my generation (something that Americans can learn
> from the Europeans, in my opinion)

Agreed 100%- nudity ought to be boring, not an illicit fascination.

Doug Jones
Rocket Plumber, XCOR Aerospace

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