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bashfulbee Sun 09-Feb-14 00:45:43

So we've just got back from visiting new DPs family in a country known for cold weather, saunas and happiness.

As a proudly feminist lefty with ideas that I'm comfortable with everything and anything, I have to admit I've been left a bit shock by DP family's attitude to clothliness, or more specifically non-clothliness. I've even NC'd and I don't know why given I'm probably not hard to recognise blush

Now I can't say I wasn't warned, and I chose to throw myself into it; but I suddenly feel a little like I'm stuck in the dark ages rather than the progressive free-wheeler I thought I was. Suffice to say it involved saunas with the mother with little but a tiny towel, and it was totally normal for adults and teens alike to walk towel-less to a room after a shower nevermind who was around etc. I honestly felt like my cheeks were constantly burning!

So are we weird or are they!? I have no living memory of ever seeing my parents naked, I don't think I ever saw my (now adult) kids naked after about 10, never my siblings once we'd grown up.

Don't get me wrong I didn't hate it, just a lot to take in in, in more ways than one. Anyway I guess I'll go and reflect, it should be totally normal I know, but I'm off to put my button up pyjamas on and watch midsummer murders -guilty pleasure- grin

SPsMrLoverManSHABBA Sun 09-Feb-14 00:48:10

I see my mum nude if I happen to walk in on her in bath, shower or getting dressed. Doesn't freak me out or anything. Brother is 14 and tends to walk around in his boxers flexing his non existent muscles and puffing his pigeon chest out.

Janethegirl Sun 09-Feb-14 00:56:40

I'm totally unconcerned with nudity, adult daughter doesn't worry and neither does my son. However I'm more concerned with how cold it is, as to how many clothes are required. Obviously not when showering and the like!

Innogen Sun 09-Feb-14 01:07:02

Today. We are a naked family. I still see my parents naked too.

bluesbaby Sun 09-Feb-14 01:10:34

You're weird grin

I grew up with a family who were all pretty comfortable in their own skin, being naked was never ever a big deal (unless I was wearing a mini skirt - or other "sexy" garments - as a tween... then it was a problem!).

I'm still not bothered by nudity and I am now one of those annoying people who will undress (like I would normally at home) in the gym communal changing rooms while others try and erect homemade privacy screens or do the Mr Bean clothes change routine grin

I conclude my way is much saner and less stressful.

Weelady77 Sun 09-Feb-14 01:17:52

I grew up seeing my mum in the bath/shower, getting dressed etc but I never once saw my dad naked! (He was old school)
I've no hang ups getting dressed or being in the shower if my kids walk in BUT I'd be mortified if I seen my in laws naked!! And I'm not a prude

BabyDubsEverywhere Sun 09-Feb-14 01:18:40

I have no memory of seeing family members naked ever, (thank god!)

LST Sun 09-Feb-14 02:04:55

I still see my mum naked.. never seen my dad naked totally.. but he still leaves the bathroom in just pants. It's never bothered me. I walk round naked after a shower etc and ds 2 doesn't bat an eyelid. It has never bothered me.

I would also get changed in front of a friend.. in fact it's only as we don't get chance anymore due to growing up having dcs, me and my best friend used to have a bath whilst the other sat on the floor with a brew chatting! grin We sorted many a problem that way.

CointreauVersial Sun 09-Feb-14 02:11:30

DDad, DSM and DSDad I have never seen naked. Never.

DM not since I was a teenager.

I rarely glimpse DS unclothed nowadays, apart from the odd flash (he is 14 and let's just say he's not my, er, little boy any more confused ).

The DDs (12 and 10) frequently!

ComposHat Sun 09-Feb-14 02:27:27

I'm 34 so 25 years maybe? I have no desire to see my parents in anything less than a state of full dress.

fifi669 Sun 09-Feb-14 02:33:57

I have random recollections of my parents naked from when I was a small child. That's it. Everyone fully clothed all the time when in view.

Except for when my brother walked in on me last year in the shower.... FML blush

With DS3 nudity isn't an issue. Don't know if it will be when he's older but I'm not shy around him now.

CouthyMow Sun 09-Feb-14 03:10:39

Often. I don't walk around totally naked now, I have 3 DS's, but I will wander round in my undies still. If it's hot enough. DD still does, gets up in the morning in t-shirt and knickers. DS1 has always been a bit more prudish, which is why I'm no longer wandering around in the buff, as it makes him feel uncomfortable. DS2 rarely wears more than a pair of pants, and potty training 3yo DS3, he has to be prised into clothing to leave the house. He'd rather let it all hang out!

claraschu Sun 09-Feb-14 03:23:34

We all walk around naked (2 teen boys, 12 yo girl). My parents were not worried about nudity either. German blood-

Chottie Sun 09-Feb-14 05:10:24

OP - I would have felt very uncomfortable seeing either my ILs or DP's six siblings naked too.

sykadelic15 Sun 09-Feb-14 06:27:04

When my father was ill 2 years ago we had to help him shower. Before then, I have no memories of seeing any family member naked.

We are not a naked family and I'm totally okay with that. I agree i would be weirded out if I saw my IL's naked!

brokenhearted55a Sun 09-Feb-14 06:32:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LouSend Sun 09-Feb-14 06:42:42

If my MIL paraded naked in front of me I'd be very uncomfortable.

Very uncomfortable.

RudolphLovesoftplay Sun 09-Feb-14 06:50:06

Fifi, what does FML mean please?

I am a naked type person around my DS's or at home in general, however my DH is a right prude about it!

piratecat Sun 09-Feb-14 07:16:47

but what is the occasion when one would just be walking around naked.

re the op post and with the German heritage. (which i have contact with but no naked abandon going on there!)

do you mean people having had a shower and got dried off in their rooms. then they think oh I'll just go downstairs and make a cup of tea type naked?
i don't get that. iyswim

QueenofLouisiana Sun 09-Feb-14 07:29:06

DH is a naked kind of guy, although he has started remembering pants now DS is older! DS is 8 so still not too fussed about stripping off- normally too busy thinking about Minecraft food.
My parents were undies people, they still are I s'pose, but hide it better by wearing swim gear in the garden instead. My ILs- I'd be amazed. They had to work very hard at acting casual if they saw a flash of boob while I was breast feeding! They are much more comfortable with bottle feeding SIL!

birdmomma Sun 09-Feb-14 07:32:27

I want to know what FML means too. I haven't seen my parents naked since I was about 7 years old. I don't want to see any naked bodies. Seeing my in laws naked would leave me scarred.

Turvytopsy Sun 09-Feb-14 08:34:10

Ds1 (20) and ds2 (12) often wander into my room whilst I'm getting dressed in the morning. They don't bat an eyelid if I'm starkers and it's never occurred to me that I should rush to cover up They both wander round in their pants but haven't been openly naked since they were around 10 years old.
Xdp also wonders around in the buff. Neither of us are prudish. I am beginning to wonder if I am wrong to be naked in front of my sons now they are older tho? There seem to have been a few nakedness threads on here lately. But I don't have issues with naked bodies and my boys don't seem to have either.

BuntyCollocks Sun 09-Feb-14 08:36:28

FML - fuck my life

hootloop Sun 09-Feb-14 08:42:40

I don't recall seeing my parents naked. My brother though finds streaking hilarious (he's 25) so so probably last month or something.

SoulJacker Sun 09-Feb-14 08:47:04

Own parents probably sometime in the last year when I've stayed over.

In the same time period have seen various inlaws naked at the beach, swimming etc. (in a country where naked showers are compulsory before swimming).

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