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What happens when a shy young woman who was always taught to be ashamed of her body finds herself on a cruise ship with 2,000 nudists enjoying the sun and water and letting it all hang out?An excerpt:The people on that cruise have the ability toMoreWhat happens when a shy young woman who was always taught to be ashamed of her body finds herself on a cruise ship with 2,000 nudists enjoying the sun and water and letting it all hang out?An excerpt:The people on that cruise have the ability to see nudity in a naturally innocent way – the way most children do before we’re all told that nude is lewd. As a dancer, I can relate to that. I think we’re all natural born dancers, but at some point in our childhood we’re told to grow up and stop moving with natural joy. Most people forget how to dance and even professional dancers have to be trained all over again....We talked and laughed, swam and played games – all completely naked. None of them noticed all the flaws I see in my body and no one laughed at anybody for being imperfect. When everybody’s naked, no one cares about perfection.People who don’t know anything about nudism like to say that the people you see at a nude beach are the people you don’t want to see naked. What they’ll never get – and it took me a while to figure out – is that nudists don’t get nude to show off their imperfect bodies. They are not exhibitionists and they don’t like voyeurs. You are always welcome to join them, but they’re not interested in being stared at. Something I figured out that the gymnophobes will never know is that the people you see nude are exactly the people you want to see naked. Instead of surgically enhanced bodies that conform to whatever this year’s definition of perfection is, they have natural, human bodies.I was on a ship with 2,000 nudists. All of them were beautiful.