There is emotional strength in taking your clothes off.

Are you comfortable in your own skin?

Not long ago, I did a poll asking if you felt comfortable in your own skin and being naked. The results were 46% YES and 54% NO. I think the surprising fact from this poll is that the majority of those who voted “no” could easily do modelling.

I work with naked bodies all day, every day. I have done this for more than a decade, and it still amazes me how self-conscious men are when they’re naked in front of others. As the years have passed, it seems to have never changed or got better, in fact, it is, by my judgment, worse.

self confidence in your own body for men is important

“When I come home, I actually take off all my clothes, and I wear no clothes until I leave. I eat naked. I do everything completely naked.” – Tom Ford

The human form is a beautiful thing and something we should not be embarrassed by, but instead, something we should love. Don’t get me wrong, there is always going to be something that we don’t love about ourselves, but it is part of us. People cringe if you mention the words “get naked.” Men are so afraid of it and think they will be judged. But the truth is, most people would love to have the balls to do it, so, that being said, if you did nude up, others would more than likely be talking about how heroic you were, rather than your body itself.

Getting naked at home strengthens your mental health

I’m not encouraging anyone to get naked in a public place, (unless it is a nudist beach), but if you’re at home, start by dropping your clothes and walk around naked. Sit, eat, watch TV, read a book, have a coffee on the deck, do your chores naked, sit, lay in the sun and get some vitamin D. Face your fears and embrace your vulnerability. By doing this, over time, you will become more comfortable in yourself.

Men's body image and the importance of self care and acceptance

Your children should see that you are comfortable in your skin as well. When you are looking in the mirror and they’re around, don’t point out what you hate about your body, but rather what you like. Although I am comfortable being naked, this is something that I’ve always been bad at, and still, to this day, I do, pointing out the bad parts of my body instead of the good, and it is a practice I need to stop. Today’s children are so ingrained with this fear, ingrained with the assumption that they must wear layer upon layer to cope with their body image. This is the age we need to be teaching them self-acceptance, not self-hate.

1st and 3rd Image is of Worldwide Roar. Warwick Rowers became the Worldwide Roar in 2019, "because we saw that men everywhere could benefit from the experience of the rowers in our original project. Recent events show that our message and our methodology matter now more than ever.
Hate crime, structural racism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, domestic violence, sexual violence, male suicide: many of the most serious issues we face today are products of how we look at men, who we expect them to be, and how men see themselves in relation to the world around them.
That is why we empower sportsmen to develop a healthier relationship with their masculinity.  Every participant in the Roar embarks on a transformative personal journey that equips them to become active partners in creating a more inclusive world for everyone."