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I wish to bring your attention to one of the benefits of a clothing-optional beach in any location.

One of the significant issues facing many people is individual ‘body shame’. The perception that they are not as ‘beautiful’ as required by media and peer groups.

Unfortunately, body shame starts in the home in the most apparently mild and benign way with children being told it is rude to be nude and to cover up. So the shame escalates through life. Children, teenagers and young adults attending CO beaches are well adjusted and accept the appearance of people of all ages for who they are, what they look like, how they behave, and quickly realise ‘body perfection’ is a myth and being healthy and happy is far more important. All in all well-adjusted and happy individuals.

Ewan R McLeod

Tabulam


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