The Nu Project
Found this gallery today - women in their homes in their natural states (nude). Really empowering for us as women to see the female form like this. There are women of all ages, colors and sizes here, in both the US and Brazil (I think). Gorgeous pictures, and check out the expressions of the women's faces - most of them look so confident to me. Nudity being such a taboo is something that seems kind of weird to me. I think nudity can be extremely non-sexual. I know that I have become desensitized to nudity from working in home health care and hospitals for five years and seeing nude people every single day, but I think it's something we all need to think about. Why does nudity embarrass us? Why do we see breasts and genitals as sexual when they are merely exposed, not in a sexual light but in an everyday, natural way? Why does a man become a sex offender if he urinates in public and people see him? Why is a large man with B-cup breasts perfectly accepted in swim trunks at a beach but if a woman with A-cup breasts were to show up in bikini board shorts and no top, she would be asked to leave and people would be offended?