This article is from the Naturism FAQ, by Dennis Kirkpatrick firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Many people refuse to go nude because they feel that their height,
weight, build, features, etc. are unacceptable. There is no need to
feel that you must conform to a standard of beauty or acceptability,
especially one you had no part in creating! Naturists come in all
shapes, sizes, colors, ages, and beliefs. Naturists have even
undergone surgeries, mastectomies, etc., and have the scars to prove
it (many have said that naturism helped them further accept these
scars.) In naturism, there is no ideal of the perfect body other than
yourself. If you can accept yourself for what you are, you will have
no problem overcoming your perceived imperfections.