Posted by Brad on May 25, 2006 at 15:55:24:
In Reply to: Psychology Today Article posted by Dooley on May 17, 2006 at 08:54:13:
I don't think there's any correlation between that study and the discussion regarding why men are so prevalent on nude beaches.
First, comparing a controlled study group wherein women wear bathing suits to resovling why they would or would not be totally, stark naked on a public beach in the numbers that men do is simply too far stretch.
Second, if the study could provide any foundation, it would be inclusive of female reluctance to where bikinis as well. However, we all know that the textile beaches do not experience the phenomenon of nude beaches, that is a very unequal ratio between the gender for participants. Your typical public beach (not nude) sees a ratio often around 50-50 insofar as women and men in bathing suits. And the study involved men and women in bathing suits - ergo, it doesn't translate to the real world.
: Hello all:
: A subject that often appears in the Hot Tub is why women are less likely to participate in nude activities. Many have suggested that many women shy away from social nudity because of a negative perception of their bodies and the perception of what is accepted as feminine beauty. Well, for those hold that view but do not have any scholastic support for your views, my lovely girlfriend Loretta found this article in Pscyhology Today Magazine (May/June 2006 edition):
: What struck me as facinating was a study was performed where an equal group of men and women were dressed in business attire and asked to solve mathematical equations. Both groups did equally well. Then each group were asked to return in swimwear, and perform similar mathematical equations. The women in bikinis did far worse than they did before, many citing that they were distracted of how their bodies appeared in a public setting.
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