Sat 20 Oct, 2007 11:22 pm
"It's 5:00, so everybody get naked for the rest of the
Does anyone remember when the FI had a rule that everyone in the home at a certain time in the late afternoon had to go topless and everyone had to wear a sarong (short thin skirt with a slit down one side) with nothing underneath.
I remember even guest that came to the home during that time had to also wear the same. It was usually around 5 or 6:00 in the evening and before dinner and inspiration. Sometimes it was hard just to eat dinner with all the exposure at the dinner table. At least you got to sit down during dinner and inspiration and that was a good thing.
We would close all the curtains and it was "NAKED TIME". It was mandatory for all to participate. I remember being told it was to keep us humble. It was very NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC like that is for sure and needless to say humiliating. The FI did not call this"NAKED TIME", that is just what I called it.
If you were into seeing alot of tits and ass around then 6:30 or so would have been the time to show up at one of the homes.
When you consider how naturally self-conscious adolescents are about their changing bodies, the humiliation for teen girls--particularly young ones just entering puberty--must have been traumatizing. It wouldn't surprise me if many young women went on to have eating disorders, particularly given the time of day this humiliating nudity was enforced.
Guess I was in the wrong home as we didn't have that rule. Admittedly, some (male and female) went topless, but that's okay...it happens in the world all the time. God made bodies and we shouldn't be ashamed of them....well, I suppose some could be! But nothing a little toning wouldn't fix.
Can't ever remember any of us sitting down to dinner (or visitors for that matter) in the nuddy or even topless. The kids didn't mind the adults going round without tops on, I guess they thought it was natural. They'd seen many videos of women in African and Asian countries with no tops on. Kids only learn to be prudish and concerned about their bodies from adults who are that way.
I do remember one night though (about 11pm) when one of the breastfeeding mums came out into the lounge with just her panties on and a baby hanging off the breast. She had been asleep, got up, grabbed the baby, wandered out into the lounge and sat on the couch....then she realized one of our regular visitors was there. She just smiled, said 'whoops', got up, turned round and walked back to her room. The visitor had a good laugh about it.