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    • #13904
      Ed
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        This is what ChatGPT has to say about body confidence when being naked in public:

        Body confidence is an important aspect of overall confidence and self-esteem. Feeling confident about your body can positively impact your mental and physical health, social interactions, and even your career. However, it is not always easy to feel confident when you are fully exposed in public. Whether you are at the beach, pool, or in a changing room, being fully exposed can trigger feelings of self-consciousness and insecurity. In this article, we will explore some strategies to improve body confidence in such situations.

        1. Practice self-love and acceptance The first step in improving body confidence is to practice self-love and acceptance. This involves acknowledging and accepting your body for what it is, rather than comparing it to unrealistic beauty standards. It can be helpful to focus on your strengths, rather than your perceived flaws. You can also try positive self-talk, such as reminding yourself of your accomplishments and the things you like about your body.
        2. Wear clothing that makes you feel comfortable and confident Wearing clothing that makes you feel comfortable and confident can go a long way in boosting body confidence. Choose clothes that fit well and make you feel good about yourself. If you are going to be in a situation where you will be fully exposed, such as at the beach, consider investing in a swimsuit that makes you feel confident and comfortable.
        3. Focus on your accomplishments and activities Rather than focusing solely on your appearance, try to focus on your accomplishments and activities. This can help shift your focus away from your body and onto your achievements. For example, if you are at the beach, focus on the fun activities you can do, such as playing beach volleyball or building sandcastles with your friends or family.
        4. Surround yourself with positive people Surrounding yourself with positive people can also help improve body confidence. Spend time with people who are supportive and uplifting, rather than those who are critical or negative. This can help boost your confidence and make you feel more comfortable in your own skin.
        5. Practice self-care Practicing self-care can also help improve body confidence. This can involve taking care of your physical and mental health, such as getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, and practicing mindfulness or meditation. When you take care of yourself, you are more likely to feel confident and positive about your body.
        6. Challenge negative thoughts If you find yourself having negative thoughts about your body, challenge them. Ask yourself if they are based in reality, or if they are influenced by unrealistic beauty standards or past experiences. Try to reframe your thoughts in a more positive and realistic way. For example, if you catch yourself thinking “I look terrible in this swimsuit,” try reframing it as “I feel comfortable and confident in this swimsuit.”
        7. Seek professional help if needed If you are struggling with body confidence, it may be helpful to seek professional help. A therapist or counselor can help you work through any underlying issues that may be impacting your self-esteem. They can also provide you with tools and strategies to improve body confidence.

        In conclusion, improving body confidence when fully exposed in public can be challenging, but it is possible. By practicing self-love and acceptance, wearing comfortable and confident clothing, focusing on your accomplishments and activities, surrounding yourself with positive people, practicing self-care, challenging negative thoughts, and seeking professional help if needed, you can improve your body confidence and feel more comfortable in your own skin. Remember, everyone has insecurities, but learning to love and accept yourself is key to building confidence and leading a fulfilling life.

         

        It’s not a bad article but I don’t feel it fully understood the premise.

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      • #13905
        Ed
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          I’d still only give a score of around 6 out of 10, but that’s still pretty impressive. I’d only give myself 7 out of 10 (and that’s probably on a good day!).

          Here’s what it had to say about dealing with shyness when naked in gym or leisure centre showers:

           

          For many people, going to the gym is a great way to stay healthy and fit. However, for those who struggle with shyness, the thought of being fully exposed in the gym showers can be overwhelming. Coping with shyness in the gym showers can be challenging, but it is possible. In this article, we will explore some strategies to help you feel more comfortable in this situation.

          Plan ahead
          If you know you will be using the gym showers, it can be helpful to plan ahead. For example, you can bring a towel or a robe to cover yourself up while changing. You can also try to time your shower when the gym is less busy, such as early in the morning or late at night. This can help reduce the number of people in the showers and make you feel more comfortable.

          Focus on yourself
          It can be easy to feel self-conscious in the gym showers, but it is important to remember that everyone is there for the same reason – to take care of their health and well-being. Try to focus on yourself and your own goals, rather than comparing yourself to others or worrying about what they may think of you.

          Use private changing rooms
          Many gyms offer private changing rooms or stalls for those who prefer more privacy. If this is an option, consider using it until you feel more comfortable in the gym showers. You can also try wearing a swimsuit or other clothing that allows you to change more discreetly.

          Practice positive self-talk
          Positive self-talk can be a powerful tool for coping with shyness in the gym showers. Try to focus on your strengths and remind yourself of your accomplishments. You can also try repeating positive affirmations, such as “I am confident and comfortable in my own skin” or “I am worthy of love and respect.”

          Seek support
          If you are still struggling with shyness in the gym showers, it may be helpful to seek support. Talk to a trusted friend or family member about your feelings, or consider speaking with a therapist or counselor. They can provide you with additional tools and strategies to help you feel more comfortable in this situation.

          In conclusion, coping with shyness in the gym showers can be challenging, but it is possible. By planning ahead, focusing on yourself, using private changing rooms, practicing positive self-talk, and seeking support, you can improve your comfort level and feel more confident in this situation. Remember, everyone has insecurities, but learning to cope with them is key to building confidence and leading a fulfilling life.

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        • #13912
          Arthur
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            I feel I’ll probably never feel very confident in my body or comfortable in my own skin since I’m trans, and seeing my naked body just reminds me how I don’t look the way I feel. Plus I’m in terrible shape physically, being overweight and chronically ill.

            • #13913
              Ed
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                I know it probably doesn’t help, but I do believe that most people put far too much importance on their own weight. Obviously, it’s important from a health point of view to keep it under control, but I don’t think most people are as put off by some extra weight as they assume everyone else is.

                Chronic illness is harder to deal with. I can’t speak from experience there.

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                Bamaswitch
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                  Yeah, if you’ve been to a nude beach or resort, you’ll quickly realize very, very few there have olympic athlete style bodies! LOL

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              • #13968
                Ed
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                  I extending this experiment into another area, but I’ll post that as a new thread. I find the developments in the area of AI fascinating (and a little worrying).

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