Before we heard about this KUTV news story on Mormon nudists we had no idea that such a community existed. Of course the idea of Mormon nudists piqued our interest, not because we are tempted to try it, but because of how contrary the concept seems with the modesty teachings of the LDS faith.
Since we don't personally know anyone who is a Mormon nudist/naturist, we decided to check out LDS Skinny-Dipper Connection, a website dedicated to "...faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout the world who have a wholesome interest in social nudity under appropriate circumstances." There are no pictures on the website. While the site contains a lot of information about how these Mormon members reconcile teachings of the LDS faith with their desire to be nude, we were still unable to find answers to our most pressing questions about Mormon nudism.
~ A common tip for those who might be nervous about public speaking is for them to picture their audience naked. When giving a talk, if everyone is already naked, then what do you picture?
~ If you are home teaching or visiting teaching a reluctant family or sister, does showing up naked make them more or less likely to let you in to share the message that month?
~ When out and about and naked, where are our keys supposed to go?
~ When playing nude sports...there are just so many questions here we can't even wrap our brains around it?
~ Does getting naked make the stretch marks go away?
~ Since your clothes are already off, do you put your clothes on to let your spouse know you would like some alone time with them?
~ Sunburns, bug bites, splinters, frost bite, sports injuries, poison ivy, these all seem so deadly when naked?
Look, we don't foresee the LDS church coming out with a list of "appropriate circumstances" where "social nudity" is okay any time soon...or ever. To each their own, God be with you naked Saints, but we Sistas plan on keeping our clothes on.
Modest is the hottest,
Sista Beehive & Sista Laurel