The culture was changing, with pressure from Norwegian equality politics and with resistance from town’s roots in religious puritanism. Everyone knew, for instance, who the few girls were who sunbathed topless. And possibly even when and where they did it. And the glances they received were not appealing for ladies going through puberty. At exactly the same time, it was remarkable that they dared to get it done.

Thick, damp atmosphere and filled with chewing the fat girls and women from three- to 80-years old. Nude. How we giggled at all of the odd female bodies!
We understood what we had to do, both in the swimming hall and after physical education class. We had to wash. With soap and without . But from the first day of hard on the beach was there, ensuring that everyone did what they were supposed to do and that we didn’t dilly dally. It was an education in the nature of the body. We could see with our own eyes that there was a substantial variation in what was ordinary.
Practical explanations
At varying points we parents have talked about why our children infrequently or never shower after gym class or sports exercises. When we request the schools and sports clubs, we get various practical explanations relating to tight schedules, inferior-quality locker rooms, and that it is not a pedagogical condition to be sure kids shower. But I wonder.
The French philosopher Mearleau-Ponty states in The Body’s Phenomenology that the body is more than its physical attributes it is through the body and its connections that we master the world around us. It really is therefore significant how we feel about our bodies. During our whole youth the body changes, and it is not much enjoyment. The body’s changes make us feel diffident and out-of-sync with ourselves.
At the exact same time, these changes are something we all yes, all must go through in order to become adults. Even though strict spiritual surroundings consistently accentuate covering the body and controlling inborn desires. There can be less danger for body shame and mistreatment and more happiness with a body someone likes and is protected in.
More nudity and more puritanism
The ideals of the means by which the body should be do change with time’s requirements and chances. Today we’ve got distinct states for sexuality in the public space than in the 1970’s. There is more nudity and sexual innuendo, and sexual techniques are only a keystroke away. But at the same time, parts of our physical practices have grown to be more puritanical. Young girls have seen Trekant (Triangle, a Norwegian prime time television show that explores sexuality), and while they understand everything about anal sex, they have never seen their classmates nude.
Where I go to work out these days, the air smells good and there are lockable lockers at the appropriate height. There are various kinds bathing rooms and the water in the showers is constantly warm. And there are many dressed women who are in their prime. The first time I saw a young woman shower with her panties on, I thought: Poor girl, she must surely have problems since she’s this type of great body. I do not believe like this anymore. Changing of clothes occurs like it does at the plage and the towel around the body is not removed before the protective walls of the shower stall take over.
Norwegian culture contains many small everyday practices. A few personal experiences do not mean that an entire culture is transforming. In conversations about clothed showering, it really is often pointed out that it is happening because of the modesty required by Muslims. But it is not easy. Our media is infused with American culture that accentuates puritan and pious worth, which are reflected in television series and movies.
Girls changed the most