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The Science of Growing Up Naked

The Science of Growing Up Naked

Episode 12: We examine the history of studies conducted into the impact of growing up in a naturist household

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In this episode, we look at the history of empirical studies into the effects of growing up in naturist environments with Mark Storey, a nudist historian and philosophy professor. Then we meet Dennis Craig Smith, the writer of Growing Up Without Shame, the 1986 book that was the result of a survey of adults who had grown up in nudist-friendly households. Join us as Smith shares his personal experiences and viewpoint from writing the book, and as we explore the underwritten history of naturism’s impact on childhood development.

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Links to items mentioned in this episode

The Naturist Society Foundation
Pages of Nudist History with Mark Storey
Naturist Living Show

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Episode produced by Evan Nicks. Special thanks to The Naturist Society Foundation.

The music in this episode was sourced and licensed by Envato Elements.

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