Do masks make a difference?

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      Ed
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      For those of you who haven’t decided to sign up to take part in an experiment session yet, would being allowed to wear a medical-style mask for the whole session to preserve your anonymity make any difference?

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      Martin
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      For me and made a personal decision a while ago that nudity can be very matter of fact, that what I have is the same as about half of the world, and it is very easy for even a single image to end up on the internet. So once you break the boundary of being nude for at least one other person who makes an image, you have less control on where it ends up.

      As an individual, I know that I can be googled and naked images found of me. So it makes no sense for me to be masked to try to hide my identity on here and in the challenge. In my experience, I have been contacted by strangers and mention been made of my nudity and I’ve always found that to be positive and supportive. But I do know of others who are in the same position and haven’t wanted to treat the comments in the same way that I have. Perhaps that’s maturity.

      So I fully support anyone considering taking part in this challenge, and hope that you would sign up. If you feel that covering your face makes the first step into displayed nudity easier or more acceptable, together with a fake name, then do it. You won’t be judged for masking.

      What I find is that it is easier for me to allow others to create the imagery. More than a mask, the conscious act of taking your own photos could be a barrier to participation. For me, I’d prefer someone else to take the images and to direct me in my pose – because they can see the image rather than being worried about whether the image looks good.

      If anyone wants to chat to me about it, feel free. You can private message me here, Skype chat, WhatsApp, Facebook messenger, Twitter….

      Remember, you won’t be judged for masking. Sure it’s nicer without but, first and foremost, you have to maintain your comfort level.

       

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      Auxilia
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      To me – definitely

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      John
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      No, though I suspect it’s answers from women that you need. A mask would make no difference, I’m in the middle of a journey to improve my self image, a mask would hold that back

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        Ed
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        That is an interesting point – something I didn’t consider.

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      Sian
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      would make it easeir but thats not the point. i would not feel naked with a mask on not in the same way

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      • #7804
        Ed
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        Another interesting point, @Sian. I was working from the viewpoint of encouraging more people to take part (making it more attractive) but I can see, from the participant’s point of view, that the experience would be reduced significantly by covering your face.

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        Agree. For me nude poses mean no rings, no glasses, so literally nothing on the body. Even body paint is an add-on that, for me, means I’m not nude.

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          Ed
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          I’d be happy to accept someone wearing nothing but a say a wedding ring as being completely naked, but bodypaint is a tough one. I’ve seen bodypaint with such contrast or detail that you can’t really see the persons more private areas anyway, certainly from a distance. That doesn’t feel properly naked.

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          Ed
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          Also, I couldn’t argue that someone who physically can’t remove a ring can never be naked.

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      John
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      I can’t say I’m a fan of bodypaint. I’d have gone with it had I not been working that weekend and been able to get to Hull for the Tunick thing, as there was a purpose to that, but I’d be very disappointed if I got on an experiment and bodypainting came up

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      • #7826
        Ed
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        That’s why I interview everyone taking part in an experiment at great length in the weeks before an experiment. Everything is checked out first. It would be foolish not to (and could ruin the experiment session – I’ve already had one go wrong).

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      Arthur
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      I don’t think that a person wearing a wedding ring would be said to be wearing clothing as that’s more of an accessory. My general rules if you look at them and you can’t tell that they are wearing anything they are fully naked as far as I’m concerned. If their body is concealed in some way and they are not obviously naked and they are not naked period.

      I feel like if you are wearing a mask or a hat or gloves or shoes that you are still technically naked if that is all you are wearing. Basically if you can see the body and the naughty bits I consider it to be fully naked. Although there is something that’s really attractive about a person who is completely naked except for one article of clothing, something about that just seems intriguing to me, it’s like they are naked but they are still somewhat slightly less naked than the other naked people around them who might be totally naked, as strange as that sounds.

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