Nakedspirit sent me a link that I checked out in my research: Fig Leaf Forum (http://www.figleafforum.com) and I signed up for the newsletters. Sounds like a very intellectually sound realm of interaction on this subject.
I am still avidly researching the nudist philosophy. My wife thinks I'm off on a tangent, but to me, the implications, if true, are nothing less than revolutionary for Christians, especially those who have fallen into addictions to lust and pornographic shame. Every time I have heard confessionals in men's meetings, this sexual lust thing is so pervasive, almost universal, and many cannot at all see how I can work with female nudity in the intimate way I do as an L&D RN, without lusting. That is the point of social nudism. If they did what I was doing, they would probably see it in only a few minutes.
One time, when I was starting nursing as a nursing aide and had to shave a woman's vulva for surgery, she asked the question: "Isn't it hard for you to do this as a male?" My response was not thought out, but it came as naturally as it did spontaneously: "No, because shaving and touching you like this is too realistic and ordinary, but pornography does bother me. It has a spirit behind it of intentionally trying to incite lust, even though it is only ink on paper. Your nakedness is just too real, and you're not trying to entice me with it." I later helped her get into the shower and she felt the liberty to take off her patient gown in front of me and be totally nude.
In my nursing career of 23 years, I have found this freedom in most women patients I've dealt with. It only takes a few minutes for a mental readjustment of what modesty actually means, and they accept my seeing and even touching them without shame. In fact, my manner of caring for them has made some of them so comfortable that they ask to have me be their nurse again when they are in labor with another child. One of my Christian friends I used to pray with weekly at her grandmother's house recently wanted that for her second baby, and my daughter-in-law has insisted I be present for the delivery of each of four grandsons she gave birth to, the last one (named after me) when I was for the first time her actual nurse. Wow, being sought after as a nurse... that makes me feel great!
However, I am not there yet in nudism. Still too much to think through, to pray through. I must weigh carefully what I do, since I also have my ministry as a pastor of a small church to think about. The implications of active social nudism could have repercussions that I would not want to see happen. At the same time, I'm not giving up my search and research...