Are you happy with your body? If not, then stripping down with a group of strangers may just be the answer.
New research from Goldsmiths, University of London has looked into links between naturist activities and how we perceive our bodies, and concluded that getting in the buff with others is probably a good thing, citing ‘possible psychological benefits’ to the activity.
‘Body image dissatisfaction is a serious, global problem that negatively affects life satisfaction’, the authors wrote in the study.
Dr Keon West and colleagues surveyed 850 Brits and found those that spend time naked were happier with their bodies, he explains in the video below.
‘The longer they had been practicing naturism and the more frequently they did it, the happier they were’, the researchers said.
In further experiments, researchers visited naturist events in the UK and asked participants if they felt happy with their bodies, with all reporting being contented with their body-image, self-esteem and life satisfaction.
“Body image dissatisfaction is a serious, global problem that negatively affects life satisfaction,” the study’s authors added.