Whether you’ve acknowledged it or not, there is power in nudity. There’s something about stripping down to what we spend all day covering up that’s inexplicably satisfying. But once you’ve gone bare for more than those five minutes before you shower or not in a moment of intimacy, you discover the true power of being naked and that it all starts within.
Your bare energy is untouched by society’s ideals, standards, and stereotypes. So grab hold of it, and allow your nude self to take root in confidence and empowerment. If you’re curious about the benefits of being naked and embracing yourself as you are, keep reading. Discover these five benefits to getting naked, and consider if you’re ready to embrace your bare confidence, too!
Being naked boosts your self-esteem.
You might think that looking at your nude self in the mirror might do the complete opposite of boosting your self-esteem, but research suggests otherwise. Nudist activities promote higher self-esteem and confidence. So if you’re tired of seeing unrealistic bodies in the media, spend time embracing your own nude body that’s very real and imperfect in the best way possible.
Being naked helps you face your fears.
What have you been running from? Getting naked allows you to strip fully down and take a hard look at yourself. So use these moments of external vulnerability to help you face what’s going on inside.
Being naked helps you accept yourself.
We’re not saying being nude will help you forget about every single insecurity, but it can help you learn to accept that parts of yourself that you feel are hard to love. Because when we constantly cover up what we don’t like about ourselves or try to hide from ourselves, it’s easy to let negative self-talk run rampant.
But when you embrace your bare self in all its glory, there is nowhere to hide. You must step up to the plate and face your insecurities head-on. It might not be easy, and it won’t happen overnight, but if you commit to loving yourself in your most authentic state, then you can learn to accept yourself and see the beauty within even on your worst days.
Being naked leads to less stress and more happiness.
Stress gets the best of all of us, but rarely do we acknowledge how detrimental stress can truly be to our health. Thankfully, we can combat stress by doing the bare minimum, literally. Getting naked helps lower the stress hormone cortisol, so the next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, stripping down might help.
Being naked reminds you that there’s more to you than just your body.
The more time you spend with your naked self, the more you realize that there’s more to be drawn to than just your physical body. Getting naked can feel strange or uncomfortable at first, but if you’re willing to dig a little bit deeper, you might uncover that’s more beneath your surface than you could have ever imagined.
Written by Reese Williams.
Reese is a full-time freelance copywriter and a part-time plant mom, cook, and thrift shop regular. When she’s not caring for her plant babies or cooking up a new dish she found on TikTok, you’ll usually find her online at fiverr.