Studies are starting to tell us, “yes, but…” It seems that while taking off your clothes may not increase your happiness directly, it does help indirectly. How?
According to a recent study by Goldsmiths, University of London, researchers found that being naked can have a positive impact on our mental health. Specifically, the study found that nudists often experienced immediate and significant improvements in body-image, self-esteem and life satisfaction when they got naked.
“What we found was a very good correlation, that generally, if you did these activities, the longer you did them and the more frequently you did them, the happier you were about all of these things,” explains study author Keon West, Ph.D., in a video produced by the university.
One participant shares that seeing other people with “normal, not perfect” bodies helped ease the insecurities they felt toward their own. As a naturist, I’ve found this to be very true in all the times that I’ve been nude with others.
How about you? Do you feel happier about your body when you are naked with others?