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Nudity in front of the kids

Should parents be naked in front of their own kids? Our readers respond.

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Everyone has their own experiences when it comes to being naked at home. For some, nudity is a no go. For others, nudity is embraced. No matter your past, I like to think that we've all learned not to put photos of naked kids on the Internet!

Recently Dorothy Black, Women24's sex columnist, tweeted us asking about nudity around kids. You can read the responses to her tweet here.

We were intrigued by how our readers may feel so we decided to take the same question to Facebook. And some of the answers may surprise you.

How do you feel about your nudity around your kids?


"They must know what naked people look like,but my boy (13 years old) can see my boobs, but I cover 'downstairs'. Since the hormones are kicking in... No more baths together (mother and son) any more." - Fiela

"Your nude is for your spouse not your kids. I will definitely cover up even if it's not full covering... I'll have a towel or cloth wrapped around my body." - Nombini

"My 2-year-old daughter and I bath and shower together. She is kind of fascinated when seeing me naked. Boobs and bums are all she talks about. I think it will be easier for us to talk about puberty when the time comes because there are no secrets between us." - Tapiwa

"Complete no no!" - Sho'ayb

"I allow my daughter to see me naked. She has questions which I answer so she knows the truth before things get awkward. I think it's a good way to teach her to adore a naked body and not feel bad about it... Within boundaries of course." - Daneil

"I embrace my birthday suit and my kids are used to seeing me butt naked." - Mhimhi

"My son is only a year old. I don't mind being nude in front of him. The day he asks the first question it's time to set boundaries." - Anastasiya

"I don't feel strange, but he is only three. I think when he starts to notice, then I'll start to cover up." - Kirsten

Read more:

The naked truth about family
How does your family deal with nudity in the home?

Seeing Mommy's body
Do your kids see you naked? Sam Wilson’s do.

Too old to bath with dad?
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