Here is a video that demonstrates my point. Teens, both boys and girls, were shown various photos of breasts on a UK sex education program. They were asked to select which breasts they believe are most appealing. Both groups instantly pick out the imitation pair. On the show’s site, they state, “In The Sex Education Show’s national survey of adolescents, 44% of the girls said they were unhappy with their breasts and nearly 1 in 5 say they’d already consider having a boob job.”

Some might say I am being overly critical. Doesn’t every small bit of body-positive vision make a difference? Does it still gain folks to see other people’s bodies even if they’re just a little covered up? Arguably, yes.
In a pic of a woman in her bra and underwear, individuals still see her gut fat, stretch marks, wrinkles, cellulite, body contour, and so on. Having said that, covered up bodies are still sending the wrong message here – the body is something which individuals should still be embarrassed of.

In this very day and age, I feel, we need raise the bar rather than capitulate to mainstream media standards. We must challenge the pity that’s been forced upon us for god knows how long.
I simply don’t see any good reason to censor the human body and loads of reasons why we should not.
If you’re interested, here are some (uncensored) body favorable galleries / publications that I enjoy:
The Nu Project
Bodies and Souls: The Century Project by Frank Cordelle
Mormon Girls Bare
Fully Disclothed
The Large Labia Project – website and gallery
007 Breasts
What would you think, readers? And if you have any favourite body-positive uncensored jobs / websites feel free to discuss in the comments!
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Co-Ed Naked Philosophy Review
Co-Ed Nude Philosophy by Will Woods is a novel about a college philosophy professor named Christopher Ross who embarks on a journey to get social nudity more accepted in mainstream society. The journey takes place in southern Georgia and begins with his first experience on an unofficial bare beach, located on U.S. Navy territory (which is abruptly ended by his and others’ arrest for trespassing). From this stage on, Ross starts to challenge his previous approaches towards nudity and the human form.
It guides him to re-imagine a world with no restrictions on dress and given his profession, he conjures up an imaginary “Palace of Fine Arts.” This fictional palace is like a school with the ideal learning environment. There, creativity and new ideas are traded among a host of various classes, with one unique twist: everyone is nude. Why unclothed? Because, as he says in the publication:
“Nudity is truth. Nudity is sincerity. It permits US to see beyond social class and pretension, of which clothing is always an index. Paradoxically, nudity helps us see past gender, of which, again, clothing is always an index and even an exaggerator. And nudity supports us not only to express ourselves unabashedly, but also to openly receive and comprehend the honest reflections of others.”
Ross also describes it as an “environment where skin exposure aids exposure to new ideas.” (Would it really do this? Who knows, but it’s a fascinating notion.) He does not discuss his ideas when he determines to make this thought a reality on the first day of his new philosophy class. In a very gutsy move, he undresses in his office and proceeds down the hall completely unclothed. There’s a comical moment as one teacher almost finds him.
But he makes it into his classroom, shocking the students as he walks to his desk to face them. He welcomes everyone to the class and says, “this is what my body looks like. If you are feeling uncomfortable with my insufficient clothes, I ‘ve two suggested options: undress, as much as you are willing, or leave.” A few depart, and those who stay decide to completely or partly undress.
In explaining what the class is about, he lays out the case for classroom nudity. He argues that not only does it make sense for his or her area of study, “aesthetics of the human anatomy,” but it also offers the good thing about exposing the biggest organ in the human body (the skin!) “to more fully receive and process stimulation.”