Fandango Provocative Question # 137 – Modesty

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Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question.

That got me thinking about a question some of you might find a bit provocative. Are you ready?

Have you ever been to a clothing-optional (nude) venue, such as a beach, resort, club, party, etc? If so, what did you think of the experience? Would you do it again? If not, would you ever consider going to a clothing-optional gathering? Why or why not?


My answer is simple and straightforward. I could have answered in the comments as well.

My answer is an unequivocal NO!

Why I am choosing to answer it in more detail is because it gives me a chance to explain a little about my point of view which is greatly influenced by my religion, Islam.

For Muslims, modesty is one of the major virtues. We neither encourage shedding clothes ourselves nor want to see others in this state of undress.

Clothes not only protect our bodies from the ravages of weather and environment but also adorn the body. Make it more pleasing to look at and preserve its modesty. Wearing less or no clothes exposes the body to the environment, harming it in the process and leaves nothing to the imagination.

So I would never go to such a place where clothes were optional. Period!




20 thoughts on “Fandango Provocative Question # 137 – Modesty

  1. I am in favor of this personally, though if others want to go nude (where I don’t have to see), that’s fine. It’s funny to me that even though I’m an atheist, I have a lot if views in common with religious folks…

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  2. Thank you for posting this, I refused to give it any attention. Your words said it well.
    Think of it this way! Receiving a gift beautifully packaged, with ribbons and bows, the excitement of wonder is something special indeed, compared to receiving a well-meaning gift handed to you without the hidden decorations, is just a gift.

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  3. I honestly didn’t even know this was a thing. But if people do want to revisit our pre-historic ancestors’ culture every now and then, I have no problem. If clothes weren’t invented in the first place, it would have all seemed normal. I absolutely won’t go to such a place though. 😅 I’m not a Muslim but there is a LOT of undeniable Islamic influence in Indian culture and modesty, abstinence from alcohol, etc.. are pretty much part of our belief system too. (Among thousands of other common beliefs) Loved your succinct, simple answer. 😀

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  4. I find it very interesting that Islam and my own religion LDS have that modesty ‘rule’ in common. For much the same reasons too. For myself, I’ve struggled with the question of “faith” (what church members call my wavering attendance to church) for years and years, because of other reasons. I was raised to be extremely modest, and even today I have trouble undressing in front of other women such as at the pool. I’ll find a handy bathroom stall that isn’t occupied and use it to change. BUT. I also had trauma as a child (which has been gone over extensively already so I’m not going into it here) which left me with a badly damaged self image. After I married, my husband and I, both of us ‘larger’ (read fat) people, decided that we would stop judging ourselves as harshly as others did and try to come to accept who we were for who we were. Part of it involved joining for a while a naturist group. Dedicated to socialization and friendship, not for the more unsavory reasons some people might do such a thing. In fact, as I blogged about on my own post, nobody there put a dirty ‘spin’ on things, except one really sad old man, who came to a meeting once, and I think was asked not to come again as he had the wrong idea totally. For me that experience helped me to be less ashamed of how I look, and was a big step in my coming to accept myself. A work in progress.

    I do understand how our faith can impress good habits (which modesty is) upon us. Sometimes though there are bigger reasons to question what we think we ‘know’ and find out why we’ve been taught so strictly about some of those rules.

    I’m very impressed that you have such strong faith. Perhaps if my own life had been different regarding certain things, mine might have remained strong too. My father was a great and very faithful man. He said to me after I expressed my trouble with church, which was the hypocrites in huge amounts that I saw there. He said to me “Go to church or don’t go to church but do it for the right reasons. Judging people isn’t a right reason. Go to commune with God and to understand Him better.”

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    1. I agree Melanie that we do share similar values, taught by religion. I think if one follows the religion on one’s own, it is better and simpler. We, Muslims are encouraged to read Quran by ourselves, without anyone putting their own interpretations on it. The so-called religious leaders/ preachers take one sided view of the religion, their own. They are likely to confuse and sometimes lead us away from the faith they are trying to inculcate.
      Acquiring a positive feeling about one’s body image is always helpful. It does get rid of the self-consciousness that we lumber around with all our lives.

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