They say moms can have it all. But if that includes a random person texting me a photo of my kid, stark naked, standing in my window for all the neighborhood to see, I'll take a hard pass. That wasn't the case for Jeni Boysen, a mom of two boys in Cedar Rapids, IA, who foolishly thought she could take a five-minute shower while her 2-year-old son, Dax, was diapered up on the couch watching Peppa Pig. Although her toddler was still camped out in front of the TV when she came out of the shower, she got a text that he'd been up to something. It was a photo of Dax standing, completely naked, on the second-floor windowsill — and he appeared to be looking right into the camera. A single emoji did the hard work of covering what that diaper he ripped off should have.
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It turns out, though, that doing so may have a positive impact on their grades. When was the last time you took a bath as opposed to a shower? I remember a poll we took in my second grade class back in grade school, where each student was given a cup of water and one by one we were asked to come up and pour our cup into a bucket on the right if we took showers, or into a bucket on the left if we took baths. I watched the shower bucket fill up more and more before it was my turn, feeling somewhat embarrassed as I poured my cup into the still-shallow bucket for baths. Perhaps even more surprising, though, is that some of those adolescents are taking baths with their parent of the opposite gender—mothers bathing with sons, and fathers sharing tubs with daughters. In the West, parents bathing with their child of the opposite sex is nearly unheard of, and would even have some proposing that it constitutes sexual abuse, but with different cultures come different social norms.
Naturism , or nudism , is a cultural movement practising, advocating, and defending personal and social nudity , most but not all of which takes place on private property. The term also refers to a lifestyle based on personal, family, or social nudity. Ethical or philosophical nudism has a long history, with many advocates of the benefits of enjoying nature without clothing. At the turn of the 20th century, organizations emerged to promote social nudity and to establish private campgrounds and resorts for that purpose. Since the s, with the acceptance of public places for clothing-optional recreation, individuals who do not identify themselves as nudists have been able to casually participate in nude activities. Nude recreation opportunities vary widely around the world, from isolated places known mainly to locals to officially-designated nude beaches and parks. Many contemporary naturists and naturist organisations feel that the practice of social nudity should be asexual. For various social, cultural, and historical reasons, the lay public, the media, and many contemporary naturists and their organisations have or present a simplified view of the relationship between naturism and sexuality.
Bathing is the washing of the body with a liquid , usually water or an aqueous solution, or the immersion of the body in water. It may be practiced for personal hygiene , religious ritual or therapeutic purposes. By analogy, especially as a recreational activity, the term is also applied to sun bathing and sea bathing. Bathing can take place in any situation where there is water, ranging from warm to cold. It can take place in a bathtub or shower , or it can be in a river, lake, water hole, pool or the sea , or any other water receptacle. The term for the act can vary.