For example, Sherman and Hackathorn found that casual stripping was associated with higher levels of sociosexuality and parental rejection. Finally, although this was not a central aspect of the study, it should be noted that a large proportion of the participants in both studies had done some nude activity in the community (study 1, 46%, study 2:88% of naturism, 62% of casual nudity and 57% of sexting). At the very least, lower levels of anxiety about one's own body are associated with texting less frequently (although naturism and casual stripping are more common), suggesting that there is a more complex relationship between nudity and body image. This also suggests that even more detailed studies that include measures on how often, recently or under what conditions participants participated in such activities could yield even greater effects, as well as more information on ways to maximize the relationship between nudity and body appreciation.
These findings highlight that some types of nudity may be more beneficial or harmful than others, and that future research and policies should specify the type of nudity being considered to maximize the positive effects. We also tested a mediation model in which naturist activity predicted higher levels of body appreciation through lower levels of physical and social anxiety using PROCESS Macros, model 4, with 5000 initial samples, 95% confidence intervals, the following variables in the mediation analysis: X%3D Naturism, M %3D Social Physical Anxiety, Y %3D Body Appreciation and the following variables as covariates: casual nudity, sexting, age and gender. In the absence of any sexual context and in relation to nudity, when the person has no intention of causing alarm or distress, it will normally be appropriate not to take any action unless members of the public have actually experienced harassment, alarm or distress (rather than considering the likelihood of this happening). We also checked the proportion of participants who had participated in some type of public nudity at least once (i.
However, future research should specifically investigate whether the effects of public and community nudity differ between participants who are not white, cisgender and heterosexual). In that sense, it's also understandable that casual stripping may be similarly associated with lower levels of physical and social anxiety and higher levels of body image in both men and women. As can be seen in Table 3, most of the participants had undressed in some way in public; 88.3% had engaged in naturism, 61.7% had taken casual undression and 56.6% had sexted at least once. Therefore, one possible criticism is that this research simply shows that people who like their bodies are more likely to participate in nudity.
Using a large sample, with age and gender diversity, Study 1 found that participation in public nudity generally predicted a more positive body image (that is, this proportion was higher among men (62.6%) than among women (40.2%) or other participants (40.6%); X2 (%3D 246.41, p.