Our Reporter Was Sent to Cover a Nude Shoot at the Dead Sea. And Ended Up Naked

I always thought I had no problem with my naked body. I’m not proud of it or ashamed of it. But would this theoretical feeling withstand the test of reality? Ultimately, the sign was given. In under a minute we were all naked and waiting for photographer Spencer Tunick

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Nir Gontarz
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I have no problem with my naked body. I don’t have six-pack abs, but I do have a bit of a belly. I’ve never waxed a single hair on my body. I haven’t undergone plastic (or any other) surgery. I’m not particularly handsome but not the opposite either. My body is my body, that of a 47-year-old man. I’m not proud or ashamed of it. It is what it is. I can’t see anything wrong with it. For the most part, I don’t see what some might consider flaws in other people’s bodies either. I knew all this theoretically and cognitively. However, that self-conception had never been put to the test. Sometimes I’m naked at home, or in changing rooms, but otherwise, as far as I can recall, I’ve never removed my clothes in public or in the company of strangers.

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