Mormon Matters Motto is Exploring Mormon culture in a balanced way- so bare with me on this one (excuse the pun).
Recently we have read that Utah has the highest rate of pornography per capita compared to all other states here
There has been a great deal of speculation about this on the bloggernacle. Could it be that Mormons have this penned up curiosity busting to get out (excuse the pun again). The internet has made pornography just a click away, not like in the days when you had to ask a grocery clerk to pull a magazine out from underneath the counter.
I sometimes wonder with all the emphasis on staying away from drugs, alcohol, pornography if it is causing a worse problem by bringing it to the fore front constantly to members minds.
For example don’t think of Christi Brinkley in a red dress, don’t think about hot percolated coffee, or an ice-cold beer. Could it be the more we constantly emphasize something the more good people who have been living a life of restricted behaviour all their lives start to feel they can’t do that forever without blowing up, then they cave in or take it underground?
Another view is of inoculation especially when it comes to nakedness or nudity. Christian nudist views are “Sexual decadence such as pornography and pedophilia (paedophilia) is the direct result of a lack of exposure to nudity in childhood (particularly of the same approximate age). This is most likely to occur when combined with other factors such as extreme parental attitudes (e.g. body shame) and social isolation. They believe that those that are raised their entire lives within Christian naturism should not have any temptation to engage in such behaviour “such as pornography.
Their experience and testimony is that complete nakedness does not incite individuals to lustful thoughts, unlike for example, a revealing skimpy top that exposes a good deal of a woman’s cleavage or a very short mini-skirt. When naked, all body parts are seen as equal and non-sexualised. When clothed, the focus is on the private parts that are partly revealed and thus objectified and sexualised
Everything you wanted to ask LDS Naturists but were afraid to ask?
Are there really Mormon Nudists?
How many active nudists are also active Mormons?
Where do you find other LDS members that have an interest in naturism?
Are there LDS naturist groups, clubs or organized activities that we can participate in?
How can you be a nudist and respect your Temple garments at the same time?
I know there are no scriptures or specific doctrine against it, but public nudity is just plain wrong – isn’t it?
Isn’t public nudity illegal?
Why get together with other LDS members?
Are Christian Naturists an anomalous group – acting ignorantly or in open defiance to their own doctrine against nudity?
Does “Body-Acceptance” place the flesh above the Spirit?
The church has given very clear council on modesty of dress – wouldn’t nudism be in conflict with that admonition?
Doesn’t being naked in close-company provide an excessive opportunity for temptation?
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A Utah Valley, Utah man writes about his first naturist experience…here
LDS Skinny Dipper Home Page here
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