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Mom: teen must bare all at nudist camp, like it or not

Is there a nudist camp in Europe that can handle my request that my son of 14 be made to stay completely nude for an entire stay in the summer when he is out of school? We are nudist and I want him to be completely bare wherever possible whether he likes it or not.

Megan, Gender : F, Sexual Orientation: Straight, Race : White/Caucasian, Religion : Agnostic, Age : 34, City : Paris, State : NA, Country : France, Occupation : massage therapist, Education level : Over 4 Years of College, Social class : Upper class, 4279


That is a horrible thing to do to someone.

Norbert, 17, Minnesota.

If my parent forced me to be nude, whether I liked it or not, I would hate them and question their motives. Camp is supposed to be fun, not a summer of hell.

Britt, female, Washington, D.C.

That’s called “child abuse.” I’m not sure what you think you’re accomplishing by planning to shove your lifestyle down his throat, but … he’ll hate you for the rest of his life. Have fun with that.

Ann, 39, Kansas City, Mo.

Don’t most parents “shove” their lifestyle down their kids’ throats

Rochelle, Williston, N.D.

From the Dare To Ask column:

Nicky Hoffman of the 25,000-member Naturist Society, which “promotes body acceptance through clothing-optional recreation,” said most 14-year-olds are body-conscious and don’t want to be in the buff.

“And they’re certainly not going to a camp with Mom and Dad. That’s all teens, not just naturists.”

The worst thing to do is force them, she said.

“They might be very embarrassed. And I’m sorry to say, but if a child is very upset and talks about it and it gets out, a mother could lose custody.”

But are there long-term negative psychological effects on a kid going natural?

“I don’t think so. We’ve done polls and found that just about everyone has skinny-dipped with others at some point. The key thing is it has to be their choice.”

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