I Feel Better Naked: Communal Naked Activity Increases Body Appreciation by Reducing Social Physique Anxiety

@article{West2020IFB,
  title={I Feel Better Naked: Communal Naked Activity Increases Body Appreciation by Reducing Social Physique Anxiety},
  author={Keon West},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  year={2020},
  volume={58},
  pages={958 - 966}
}
  • Keon West
  • Published 5 June 2020
  • Psychology
  • The Journal of Sex Research
ABSTRACT Positive body image predicts several measures of happiness, well-being, and sexual functioning. Prior research has suggested a link between communal naked activity and positive body image, but has thus far not clarified either the direction or mechanisms of this relationship. This was the first randomized controlled trial of the effects of nakedness on body image. Two potential explanatory mediators of this effect were also investigated. Fifty-one participants were randomly assigned to… 

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