|kids' natural sense of modesty from preschool age. [...] But if they're used to being fully clothed all the time nudity will seem strange to them.
That's hardly a natural
sense of modesty, though, that's conditioned. Many of us as parents are always clothed and try
keep our young children clothed to no avail
, but we don't make a big deal about keeping the clothing on, nor act like it's immodest not to, and without that being taught the children are oblivious to it being an issue. That says to me that to be comfortable with the naked body is the default for young children.
|just another body part, no reason to be embarassed
Now, this *was* the overriding theme when I was being taught sex ed. Even when ten years old, though, I was able to recognize that the point was that private parts are not inherently dirty and sex is not inherently bad and menstruation is not gross. I don't see that message as being in conflict with the idea that sex is something that is done in private and that it is only for me
to say whether someone touches my genitals. But then again, I never thought that because "the nose is just another body part" that that meant I should pick my nose in public, or that because "the face is just another body part" that it was okay for someone to touch it without my consent.
And it certainly didn't keep me from learning modesty. That was all around me -- my friends, my parents, everything that I was allowed to watch on TV -- all very strongly conditioned me to become modest (perhaps even overly so.)