Heidi Klum Topless

Would You Go Topless In Front of Your Kids? Heidi Klum Does…

Mom Jeanine
August 18, 2011

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Yup, that’s supermodel and mom Heidi Klum enjoying some fun in the sun with her daughter Leni. Topless.

My initial reaction to seeing Heidi Klum topless? “Holy nipples! Put a shirt on!” But I thought about it for a minute and quickly realized my daughter has seen me topless. Heck, she’s seen me full-on buck naked.

Of course, there are some differences. For one, I only prance around topless or in the nude in my own home. I wouldn’t say that I’m ashamed of my body, but I don’t think I’d ever have the gusto to bare it all–or even my breasts–in public. Then there’s the fact that I live alone with my daughter. There are no men in our house and she’ll eventually have what I have so no biggie if you ask me. Heidi’s take? “[My kids] see their parents naked all the time. We are not ashamed.”

Good for her and Seal for having no shame, but I still think they should put some clothes on. Call me prude or old-fashioned if you want, but how can you teach a child about private parts if you don’t keep them private? Now before you scream hypocrite, keep in mind that I only walk around naked in front my daughter in the privacy of our home where just the two of us live. In my opinion, all bets are off when you step outside the confines of your home.

And I’m all for promoting healthy body image, but I don’t think wearing clothes in my house or a swimsuit at the beach makes me ashamed of my body. I just don’t need every Tom, Dick and Harry seeing my goods.

What about you? Do you walk around naked in front of your kids? Would you take your children to a nude beach? Do you think wearing clothes or a bathing suit implies you’re ashamed of your body? Weigh in in the comments.

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  • SAM
    August 18, 2011

  • I think it is a culture thing. I grew up in Sweden and have no problem walking around the kids naked, may parents did all the time. I think it is good for the kids, in some way I think they learn not to be embarrassed about their body parts. My all-american husband on the other hand would never…

  • LIndi
    August 18, 2011

  • I agree with Sam. Heidi is German and they are much different about nudity. It is just people being naked. No one is being sexual. I have never been to a nude beach, so I dont know if I would take my children. I think I would have to be comfortable on one first.

  • Tracey
    August 18, 2011

  • I agree with Sam and Lindi. If they are at a topless beach, I don’t see an issue with it. Only in America are we still so Puritanical in our thoughts about the human body.

  • jennifer
    August 18, 2011

  • I totally agree with the other comments. I have been to a “topless” beach in another country, which actually every beach there was “topless” and the interesting thing I noticed from the locals, is you would have every generation, the grandmother, mother & child, all topless. That is the culture and how they have always been, so it would not seem weird to the child or parent, it is what it is, nothing sexual. We in america have made nudity a sexual thing, which is sad.

  • dlest
    August 18, 2011

  • Oh come on people, it’s just boobies. Relax.

  • MJ
    August 18, 2011

  • I agree with all these comments and if I looked like her I would walk down main street topless ;)

  • Sharon
    August 18, 2011

  • she’s german. It’s not a big deal over there. Americans (and I am a proud American of german descent) are too prudish.

  • Michele
    August 18, 2011

  • I definitely would go topless if I was at a nude beach. Why not? One of the problems with America is that nudity and the human body are considered taboo. The human body is a beautiful piece of art. We should not be embarrassed about being nude. We all have the same parts…they may be different shapes and sizes but we’re all the same. And her daughter is nude… so if she decides she needs to cover up her daughter is going to feel ashamed. I see nothing wrong with it. It’s a personal preference and it shouldn’t be labeled as shocking just because some people don’t agree with it.

  • Stephanie
    August 18, 2011

  • I do think it is a cultural and up brining situation. I walk around naked infront of my two year old. My husband will get undressed in front of her as well. She see’s the difference between mommy and daddy. She is starting to see what defines a male and a female on their body parts. We teach her proper body parts AND respecting those body parts at the same time.

    Due to confidence, I don’t walk wearing skimpy outfits or go to nudity beaches. That is all that it comes down to. A person’s own self confidence in my opinion. If you have no confidence in yourself, it is easy to project that onto others thinking they (who have self confidence) should cover it up.

    My intake is if you don’t like it, don’t look. You are only responsible for your own actions. It is unfair and not right to decide what someone should wear. We was born naked into this world.

    Instead of shaming our bodys, we should be teaching about respect more than simply wanting it shoved under a rug by making everyone “cover up”. There is perverts no matter where you go (male and female). If they are looking in a sexual way, that is disrespectful and they should be punished for that. Not the person who has to cover up to ‘solve” the issue. Tom, Dick and Harry will look regaurdless if nud or covered up. A perve is a perve no matter where you go or what you wear. Just have to look at the environment and go with what you are comfortable with. But deciding someone’s choice is wrong.

    You thought she should have covered them up, but you need to think you don’t need to look…..

    It is boobs. They serve a purpose other than to cause back aches and sexual enjoyment. They also provide free (bonus!) food for infants.

  • Victoria McCorkindale
    August 27, 2011

  • It is totally a culture thing. Americans have this puritanical view of nudity, which is a shame and oppressive. Heidi isn’t naked. She is topless, on a topless beach in Europe where we don’t get upset by a pair of breasts.

  • Craig
    August 31, 2011

  • I see no issue with it. My wife and I have been naked in front of our son many, many times, especially on hot summer days. He has been to nude beaches and nudist resorts with me, with no detrimental effect upon him. He doesn’t even blink at the sight of a nude figure. Studies have shown time and again that children raised in nudist environments, or homes where nudity is treated as natural and normal, grow up better-adjusted, more self-confident and less likely to engage in teen sex. Boys are also less sexually agressive. The naked body is a beautiful thing, not something to be ashamed of. Nudity does not equal sex or anything dirty.

  • Yolanda
    September 5, 2011

  • Gravity sure is taking it’s toll on Heidi, it you can’t pass the pencil test its time to keep the top on.

  • Lindsay Mara
    October 23, 2011

  • I see nothing wrong with my 4 year old son and 2 year old daughter seeing me naked, they take showers with me everyday, my hubby and I both sleep in the nude and when one of them needs in the middle of the night we get up and go tend to them naked and sometimes sleep with us in bed. We also swim and play out in the backyard naked as a family. We also go to nude beaches as a family too.

  • Suzie
    July 31, 2012

  • I walk around my little girls with out a top and they dont mind. i have a 9 year old and she knows the difference between inside and outside so she will walk nude inside but not out side. I think its fine.

  • Alex
    August 1, 2012

  • We have 6 kids and they have all seen him and i naked at one point… Our daughters, aged 3,4,6,9,12 and son aged 2 all know the difference between daddy and i. i walk around the house toplless and no one minds. one our son turns 4-5 i might stopp. our 12 year old just started growing breast so the other girls notice but she is pround of it. occosionally we get the hole famly together and have a family meeting – sometimes naked. i have been to topless beached be for and dont mind it but i wouldnt take the kids to one till they are older. in our pool in our back yard the little girls swim nude and the 9 year old wears bikini botoms and 12 year old wears a bikini. i go topless (unless friends are over then the top goes on…) any way we value eachother and dont mind seeing each other nude. in public i dont allow my kids to be nude and any age.

  • Murphy
    September 19, 2012

  • I remember my mum going topless twice on holidays when I was 8 and then nearly 14! she was and is a slut and I see most women who do this in front of their partners and kids as disrespectful an exhibitionist with slut tendencies I kno maybe not all women do it to show off but my mother cheated on my dad god knows how many she slept with as a teenager and a mother her own brother told her bf at a relatives wedding that she was a slut and to watch out ! She’s also a narrcastic cow and called me a whore for wearing a short skul skirt yet I had never kissed A boy etc she isn’t goodlooking n her other perv bf hu she cheated on the previous bf with checked me out and caled me gorgeous he even grabbed me and hugged me and she was watching I said get him off me!! And she jus stood there! anyways I jus see it as being an exhibitionist and if ur bf is ok with it he’s a fool in ur home fair enough! I agree but reli it’s embarrassing for ur bf and children hu don’t need to see their mother like that in public! as for tan lines a woman cud tab topless in a balcony privately and then at d beach jus wear a bikini so she doesn’t get d lines so ther is no excuse it reli is jus attention seeking I think if she is single then fair enough but if I wer a man and my woman had her tits hanging out around me and enjoying attention off men gawking at them I wud b pissed!! and I hav good boobs ther D and don’t sag but I don’t show em off and my mothers after 3 kids needless to say werent nice so reli it’s not like any1 wud bother looking anyway so why bother ?!