MichaelEmeryArt

"Nudity"

For myself being Nude,is very natural,I personally think as American,growing up in America,we are taught nudity is shameful,something even un-natural, " I believe because it has been suppressed,it has created people to form mentally a some what " Neurotic " mind, uncontrolled by themselves,for example : if one looks at a nude photo of a person posing,or is in a life-drawing class, a nude beach etc.,and One can't control their sexual arousal,in all Reality ,one has" Lost Control of Their own Thoughts" - "Yet through Self-Actualization work ",one can get control!

    We have been Suppressed so Long, it is going take some Work, to get out of the Mess,we have Socially created.-my opinion

It's un-natural,to see nudity in it's self,(free of sexual projections)…..as anything other then "Natural"

Excerpt from: "A Few of the Many Ways We Distort Reality"

Sometimes you let myths govern your responses.  Imagine you’re at work. You see a man with a few tears running down his cheeks. If you believe that tears are a sign of weakness, you’ll perceive the gentleman differently than if you believe that expression of feelings is healthy or a sign of sensitivity. You may have the judgment without even thinking of the reason you are making it.

Consider writing down your beliefs about friendships, the opposite sex, relationships or any area of conflict you might have.  Then consider whether you are behaving according to rules and expectations that are actually myths!.

I do believe nudity is a form of personal transparency,yet I can't explain exactly. Nudity imposes a certain degree of Humility and vulnerability.

         I do know ever since a young boy.I have loved to escape to the woods,fields to be Nude.

           maybe it has been a way to escape " civilization ", I know I never wish to see people,though if they don't mind, that is great,

         I do know, because it has been surpressed for so long as "offensive ", it is socially constructed to be just that! ,thus it is taken              as a "Daring thing", it can be thus used as a means of " expression " be it in a constructive way or a destructive way.

         As a long-time Artist's Model, I know very much, it is NOT a form of sexual excitement.

         I used to think in my mind , modeling was or is a form of " revealing of self " now I believe for me, there always has been a                  element of revealing my " Femininity ". I do recall thinking I liked it cause " men don't do this, thus I want to ",not wanting to do            what so called " real men do ".

          I think in myself,the is a element "Subconscious" rebelling against social construct. yet I have never thought                               consciously in nudity for that purpose,,"  I just Love being Nude when I can "
       
        ♥  I often have thought "posing nude" a form of desensitization  ,revealing myself as different, a "very feminine person "                   without directly revealing myself to be " truly feminine "..doing something most males wouldn't consider.

       

To understand the term "ideal feminine", we need to understand what femininity is. “It embodies a constellation of meanings, it generally refers to the attributes, behaviors, interests, mannerisms, appearances, roles, and expectations that we have come to associate with being female during the socialization processes. Gender role socialization relies on modeling and reinforcement – girls and women learn and internalize socially expected and acceptable feminine traits and behaviors and are rewarded for gender-appropriate behavior.” [62] The Psychology of Women Quarterly also mentions that there are numerous psychological problems that are related to femininity among women and adolescent girls. The social construct of femininity has adverse effects on women. What is lacking in current research of femininity is "a tool that allows for understanding women's subjective femininity experiences and assessing their relationships to women's psychological health."[62] What was later developed was the Subjective Femininity Stress Scale (SFSS), a scale that measures women's experiences of being female and to rate the levels of stress they may feel associated with their feminine experiences. We also know that "feminine norms from the dominant culture are insidiously powerful and pervasive and are likely to influence every woman living in American society [...] empirical evidence suggests that current studies on femininity (i.e. traits, role norms, gender role stress) may not fully capture the experiences of women from diverse backgrounds."[62] -wikipedia

I love posing "Feminine" whether completely nude or dressed as this

Nudity for myself is not ,in it's self the problem ,it's what the Observer ,mentally projects on what one sees.

      A concern of mine is "Are we becoming so Socially Constructed,it has become Toxic and we are becoming "unadaptable to see         things in their true Context?"  Completely controlled by " Pre-Concieved Notions"

     I believe the Nudity thing ,is a very,very Good Model of what a distorted moral construct can do by way of suppression,by                    suppressing something,ones doesn't ,try to learn of,study why etc. it is hidden away, brewing to surface in distorted                              ways,negative ways.

    ♥  We must remember we can't blame Society,or anyone,,yet We can say to the next Generation "don't do as we have Done "