This is a comment by Anthony Tewfik on the post “I’m Stark Naked: Deal With It“.
“Last month I posted a photo on Facebook of my partner and myself, similar to this article making the point of how ashamed we are of our bodies, yet we all have penises, vaginas, breasts and that are bodies are different shapes, but never obscene. I am 56 and could loose a bit of weight, my partner 40 and is bulimic.
“I encouraged my Facebook friends to have similar courage and post their photos, but none did. (I am a painter and a number of them happily pose naked in front of my easel.) But I got a lot of positive comments and many ‘likes’. Socially, I had a few snide comments about penis size, to which I responded that my penis was larger than their brains.
“In Germany and Scandinavian countries they ridicule Anglo Saxons and Americans for our inhibited attitudes. Why is it that so many religious people, who believe that God made man in his own image find the naked body offensive? Do they think that God was a pornographer?”
Photo credit: Flickr / Dreaming in the deep south