SCENE | The Korean Spa



A few months ago my friend took me to Olympic Spa in Los Angeles, a traditional Korean Spa. I was blissfully unaware of the communal nudity that would occur and at first completely panicked. It took some deep breathing but I realized there really isn't much normal female nudity on view in the U.S. How are we to know what a normal naked body looks like? The spa visit became an insight for me and a great help to get a grip on realistic body image. I wrote about it for Vogue.com and think it ties to the idea of tomboy style and what kind of images the media feeds us and how that distorts our own view of what's OK when it comes to our bodies. >> Click here for the full story.
September 02, 2015 by Lizzie
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Jeannie Pham

Jeannie Pham said:

Growing up as an American, I feel lucky that I have no such qualms with being naked around other women because my immigrant mom raised me to be completely comfortable doing it – we still are totally fine being naked around each other. I’ve been recently refreshed to find other women who are comfortable being naked at the local community swimming pool women’s locker room! Ya, we’ve all got body shapes of all sizes there is no “average” and it’s a good reminder to encounter. ;)

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