Alfie, You said: " My parents didn’t seem to mind and often appeared pleased by it . Certainly never discouraged it. " I think that is true for my wife and I as well. Seeing our two boys nude over the years, and into their teens as well, has allowed us as parents to have pride in the boy's fitness as they have grown. It also allowed us to visually monitor how they were progressing through puberty, as as we noticed certain physical changes, to have good conversations with each son about those changes and his maturity. On occasion, I was also pleasantly surprised when one or both of our sons came to me with questions about wet dreams, erections and masturbation. Hannah mention too about social media pressures that kids sometimes are faced with, and I would add bullying and rejection that they sometimes face from school chums. Teens who feel "accepted, loved and encouraged" by parents are stronger and better able to cope with the pressures and problems in life. It may not be acceptable in all families, but if nudity and showering together by teens is handled appropriately, then those kids and their families, are stronger for it. Alfie, As your teen years increased, did you at some teenage stop being nude in front of your parents?
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Brolloks, I hear you loud and clear. Like you and your sister, my twin sis and I showered together almost every day until we graduated from high school and went off to college. We both participated in high school sports, and after our daily sports practice, we would go home together and shower together. Being very respectful of each other, we would usually wash each other backs and legs, not touching the private parts of each other. As we were going through puberty, she sooner than me, we did have curious thoughts about each other. She usually about my erections and foreskin, and me about her getting pubic hair, and her breast enlarging, for example. (Regarding the pubic hair starting to come in, we did have a conversation about that one evening with our parents. I wanted to know if I was going to grow some also, and why I didn't have any yet. I also wanted to know if I was going to have breasts like she was getting. We were both 13 at the time.) Growing up like that we felt we were normal kids, and our parents supported us fully, always being available to talk about anything. I never saw my father nude, though he was often shirtless, revealing his hairy chest, but mom was more open than dad. Mom often went topless at home. When we would go camping, dad would go fishing, and mom sis and I would go swimming in the lake. After swimming, the three of us would go back to our camping tent, the three of us get naked, and dressed again. I truly believe that our showering together and conversations with each other, and our parents, gave sis and me a closer relationship that has lasted into adult life. Our experiences of seeing each other nude and also showering together, made us more considerate of the opposite sex as we dated other people and ultimately both married. Both of us have very good marriages, and we each have two children, she a twin boy and girl, and my wife and I have two sons. All four kids are in their early teens. And yes, the kids shower together shower together, and all four of them grew up swimming nude in our family swimming pools, as do we four parents. We adults are not nudists, but we are very respectful of others, and we have never seen inappropriate behavior by the four kids.
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