It's interesting that your children have not left the home. Are they there to look after you since losing your wife, or they feel so insulated from the outside world that they don't want to move on. Clearly you have a loving family, and lots of internal support. Have the children been able to establish relationships beyond the family home? Have they found partners that accept the lifestyle?
This is a very interesting discussion. I have read studies that some have cited finding that children growing up in a nudist environment tend to have healthier attitudes about body image and sexuality. But I had not heard personal observations of people who have lived in such environments. I was introduced to naturism when I was sixteen and living in California for a summer, and have never looked back. But I never experienced it growing up, so really can't comment on that. Thanks for everyone's honest and enlightening comments on this. BTW, there is a very small, but beautiful naturist resort on Cape Cod, near Marston Mills, MA. It's called Sandy Terrace, if anyone visits the Cape and is looking for a neat place to go for the day or longer.
Having an open nudist lifestyle with the whole family does rise a concern not to encroach on sexism and the need to curb the erotic temptation. Many a time the sensation of the bodies get the better of the minds and can succumb to unintended close carnal relationship. I know of families who indulge in closely related affairs and live in exceptional and acceptable relationship. Well it is their choice. Let them be I would say.
You are correct Summergirl about nudity at home. There IS more temptation, and I think anyone that denies that is fooling themselves. Some give into temptation, others do not. I think it is hard to judge unless you know the particulars of the situation.