Our social upbringing (religion - or lack thereof, where we lived, and our parents' belief) is what makes the difference between really all of us here. whatdidyousay lived in a small place with family in Russia. You adapt and they did.
We have I don't know how many acres of forestland near us. During the week, you may not see anyone hiking at all or infrequently. I enjoy just taking off my shirt and feeling the sun on me. If men can do it, so can I. If someone saw me, I'd be only somewhat embarrassed and would cover up.
In later years as my own mother was in final stages life and still active. I saw her topless getting ready to go out while talking on the phone. It seemed a little awkward but she was fine and I quickly was. It didn't bother her, so it quickly didn't bother me.
I don't like all the social stigmas Americans have versus other countries. I walk around my bedroom nude in the summer with the fan on and maybe for a quick run downstairs. Our problem is living in a neighborhood when at any moment, kids might come here to play (with me or our animals) and adults drop by. But nudity takes away the mystique (as did playing strip poker
) and that eased tension around it.
For those of you who wish to engage in playing strip poker, a young neighbor of mine told me I could take off my hearing aid instead of clothing. He was sweet but I thought I had them all fooled. I was embarrassed about Brian and everyone knowing about my aid and opted for the lesser of the evils and removed my last article of clothing.