hageymon wrote:Yeah. PLUS, he's been the only kid in my theme camp (Black Rock Burner Hostel) both years, so he gets fawned over by everyone and lots of them volunteer to take him out and about and show him a good time. Dad doesn't hafta "babysit". And, by now, he's so well-versed in female anatomy, via close-up inspection, that he has absolutely no interest in porno, unlike so many of his peers. He's already seen so much of the real thing that nudity has no shock value whatsoever. Good.
Oh c'mon, do you REALLY believe that? I've been exposed to thousands of naked bodies in my lifetime (I grew up in the 60s, spent a good long summer on a commune, went to Woodstock, saw Hair, did the "fast lane" thing in the 1970s, went dormant in the 80s, revived in the 90s and now have spent two Labor day weeks at BM, plus I go to a number of alternative lifestyle events, including nudist resorts, spas, etc.), many by close inspection, and it never had ANYTHING to do with my interest in porn
Porn isn't about nudity, its about sexuality, and eroticism. Of course nudity has no shock value if you are exposed to it early enough, but I doubt that has much to do with interest in porn. In France, there are bare breasts on ads in the subways, totally nude people on the beaches, etc., and they still have a thriving porn business.
Personally I see nothing wrong with it. Healthy understanding and respect for the human body it critical to growing up well-formed. Understanding your sexuality (which probably means at least SOME exposure to the wonderfully enjoyable aspects of eroticism) is ditto.
This reminds me of the nudist camps of yore where if you got an erection it was possible that you'd be kicked out of the resort for violating the "decency" code. Jeesh! Naked people get erections (well, naked men do, naked women only do when wearing strap-ons
), so everyone should just get over it!