Top 10 Mind-Blowers: Nudity

Nudity in the Home is Good

Adult nudity is one thing, but what about the children?

Prior to the late 198os, research on the effects of parental nudity on children was scarce. Meanwhile, horror stories of nudist-twisted young minds abounded. But according to UCLA psychology professor Paul Abramson, who co-authored an 18-year study on parental nudity, there's no evidence of any harm stemming from parental nudity.

In fact, as discussed in this Quest article, studies have generally associated nudity with beneficial outcomes, such as increased self-esteem, sexual knowledge, lower rates of theft and drug use in adolescence and improved relations with adults outside the family -- as well as increased comfort with physical and emotional intimacy as adults.

About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.