Category Archives: Promoting Naturism

Samantha Lynn Gilmour – A Female Nudist In a Non-Nudist World

Sam has written another wonderful article.  Please take the time to read.

Little does the non-nudist world know, is that they can sign up to vacation at a nudist resort and see all the tits they want. Only for us, it’s not the gratuitously sexual kinds. None of us are there for the viewing pleasure, nor do we purposely bounce for the sale of cologne.  We are nude for the sake of living our lives expressively free of the constraints of clothing, fashion and fads. We are believers of a freedom we love and appreciate beyond anything Madison Avenue could ever understand.

But as long as Madison Avenue continues to gratuitously make women the focal point of selling a car, then we will continue to have the challenge of making our cause a simple non-sexual lifestyle and activity.
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God Created Naturists, people invented clothing.

Just in case you had any doubts …

–< R J Natural >–

 

 

YNA – Naturism : An Autistic Perspective

This is a lovely article that exemplifies the benefits of Naturism.

But at age eighteen I stumbled upon a naturist site by accident. I couldn’t believe my eyes, wholesome, clean, pictures of people of all ages, shapes and sizes, enjoying nature and life the way God made them, in their birthday suits. I’m not sure how I found the site. I wasn’t looking for pornography or anything dirty, I always having found such smut to be degrading (which I still do). But this was nothing of the sort. It was beautiful, pure, and, I must say, spiritual. I felt a spiritual connection stirring within me, awakening in my heart. I longed to be comfortable in my own skin, to feel the breeze and the sun all over, to be naked in nature.

Laws requiring clothing

Sexualization and lewdness are symptoms of behavior caused by clothing compulsiveness in society. This fact is supported by the profusion of values present in Naturist/Nudist culture as compared to the diminished values apparent in society at large.

The creation of laws requiring clothing only exacerbates and does nothing to solve the problem. There are laws against lewd and dangerous behavior. These laws (if enforced) are adequate to protect society without the need to require clothing. Criminalizing the [natural] human form only promotes shame, disgust and intolerance.

Intolerance of the [natural] human body causes discriminatory practices toward a [minority] percentage of the population (estimated at 13%) that prefer not to wear clothing unnecessarily. This causes us to sequester in seclusion from the [majority] population to mitigate the likelihood of being persecuted or prosecuted [only] for being the way we were created. In all but one state the practice of Naturism / Nudism is legal but generally laws require clothing in public and are often vague as to their application.

What happened to equal rights? Why are we not free to practice that which we believe? There is no evidence that nudity causes any [actual] harm to an observer at any age. The shock (of which some proclaim) comes from the intolerance due to the sequestration discussed above. This is supported by the fact that Naturist children are not shocked at the sight of a nude body of any age. It is natural to them because they have not been taught to expect the body to be [unnecessarily] covered by clothing.

Then there is the religious argument. There is ample evidence to any open minded person that this is at the very least debatable. The values of Naturists are not in opposition to most religions and certainly not in opposition to Christian values. Consider the message on this bumper sticker.

However, the separation of church and state would seem to argue against laws based on the [perceived] morality of any religion. Laws are to protect members of society from harm not appease the uninformed views and insecurities of any group.

There is a simple workable solution to all of the points presented above.

  1. Throw out all laws requiring clothing as they ARE discriminatory.
  2. Enforce laws that protect people from [actual] harm.

–< R JNatural >–

 

 

 

School yard attitude

She is fat. He is nerdy. He looks stupid. She has a scar. She is flat-chested. The people you see and a nude beach are not the ones you want to see naked. These comments sound like those of immature bullies in a schoolyard; or like the “popular kid” in high school putting down others to build themselves up. But these comments are being made by adults in our society.

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What does any genetic trait or attribute regarding appearance have to do with that which really matters? Does a “fat person” or an “old person” have any less right to enjoy a day on the beach that a “good looking skinny person”?

Here is what I have found to be true. Those with blessed lives (looks, proportions, money) are not always the ones with true character. You see, struggle builds character. Those who have less struggle less have less opportunity to build character. Those who struggle more have it easy; their character is built by the struggle.

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So, what does this have to do with Naturism?

I believe that the practice [attraction] of Naturism is to grow beyond the pretense. To look beyond the clothes used to define our importance. To be totally honest in our presentation; nothing hidden. To realize the true character of the individual regardless of their physical attributes. Of course we [also] appreciate a well proportioned human form. But our priorities are on character. And we do not discriminate based on genetic traits or physical imperfections.

Discriminate – consider this for a moment…

Are those who are “offended” by nudity really harmed, or are they using this argument to discriminate?

You often hear the argument expressed when someone (who is not accustomed to nudity) when being confronted by another person’s nudity that they are “offended”. Really?  what is offensive?

It is offensive to be forced (by threat of legal punishment) to wear clothes when not practical. The expectation that we should cover our natural body with cloth to [somehow] protect them from being offended is discrimination. They would prefer not to see our flaws. They would prefer not to be expected to show their flaws. That is the reason for the clothing requirement. So we are forced to cover, or hide in seclusion.

Let’s not hide.

I am not suggesting that you run out in the street and provoke confrontation. However, you shouldn’t have to hide. Express to your friends and family the benefits of Naturism whenever an opportunity arises. Let people know that we are open, caring, [relatively] normal individuals and that we would rather not cover up to appease the fears and insecurities of society. Laws will change when the attitude of the people is changed. Maybe we can correct a people one person at a time…

 

–< R JNatural >–

 

 

centauri4-naturism.tumblr.com – Nudism Happens

“Nudism Happens” – A little casual nudity softens the landscape and makes society look less desolate; definitely more attractive. This photograph is clearly “staged” or acted and would not be considered “natural” or “naturally occurring”. However, the importance of such an image cannot be understated because it is an attempt to place casual nudity into the realm of acceptance and serve as an aid to people in understanding how social nudism would look. It is definitely a “fantasy image”, but should not be generally regarded as a sexual fantasy (or erotic fantasy). Most people …

Naturism – What’s it all about?

Wonderful! 

Except for the description of the term Nudist.  I am one of those who believes that the two terms Nudist/Naturist is a distinction without a difference.  For more detail read What is in a name?

I have been waiting for your analysis since you posted the question.
You did not disappoint.  Thank You.  …

This post is aimed at experienced and newbie naturists alike.

I apologise for any grammatical errors, I just don’t have the time to proof read, otherwise I would not be able to post it for another few days!

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about ‘Naturism – What it means’ and invited you to comment on what Naturism means to you and you were very generous in your response. Some of you asked your comments to be kept private, which I have done and about 50 of you were happy for me to publish your comments.  If you have not seen this post and comments, it is here;

Jordan Interviews All Nudist

Q. What does it mean to be a naturist / nudist?
A. If you blend the interpretations offered by the world’s nudist/naturist organizations you come up with a community ideal which is environmentally conscious, socially inclusive, family friendly, non-sexual by nature, non-judgmental, respectful and well-behaved. We can go with that. Oh, and nude!
Q. What in your opinion, is the greatest problem that the naturist / nudist movement faces today?
A. Sex on the beach. Nearly all problems facing social nudism today stem from Textile society’s perspective of how sexuality relates to nudity, and therefore to nudism. Anything connecting the two makes for great headlines, with people having sex on public beaches topping the list. This is endemic worldwide; beaches are being closed and nudity is being banned because of it. Good public image is crucial to our existence and a public perception that we are irresponsible sex-addicts will assure opposition in every quarter.

YNA – My Body Image Issues And How Social Nudity Changed My Life

Another good article over at YNA …

childrenandnudismdiagram 300x216 Body Image Cure   Social Nudity !

Many people in the United States struggle with body image issues. The world around us keeps tells us that we have to look like skinny celebrities. Needless to say, this can be hard for people to live up to.

There is a huge stigma, especially for women, that they have to be very thin. I have struggled with my weight since I was 13 years old. I never understood calories and fat. My family let me eat whatever I wanted and really did not teach me about healthy eating or exercise.

This created problems for me at school especially gym class. I felt so depressed that I could not really take part in P.E. class. I looked so different from the other girls in my class who were all taking ballet, gymnastics, cheer leading, or were running track and playing sports.

By 18, I had taken steps to curb my weight and was back down to 97 pounds. Two years later, I got married and got pregnant and then suddenly those body image issues became front and center again. I gained over 65 pounds!!! Now, five years and three kids later I have had to deal with these issues head on.

A friend told me that she was able to deal with her body image issues by attending social activities while nude. …

<< So you have discovered your friend is a Naturist …

What now?

First – The world will not come to an end; however, you may need to re-learn that which you thought you knew about the subject.  This blog can help.

Read this post for some perspective on Naturist’s.

Second – There has been no offense committed.  If you found out the hard way (by an unexpected encounter with him/her nude) you must realize that he/she is probably relieved not embarrassed.   Therefore you have committed no offense to him/her by seeing him/her naked.  For a Naturist, the most difficult part is hiding from people.  It is contrary to their beliefs although often necessary due to the misconceptions and prejudice associated with Naturism.  If you found out though a conversation of confidence, you must realize that he/she is not trying to offend you by confiding.  He/she is being honest and inclusive with the hope that you will except him/her as they are.

Third – Your friend is thinking “I am glad that is out of the way, now I don’t have to hide” but you are faced with a decision.  Can I accept this news and still remain friends or not?  Friendships should not be discarded so easily and if you are so puritanical and gymnophobic that you are considering doing so, you may need to seek help to find out why.  My suggestion is for you to at least do some honest research on the subject with an open mind.

Forth – Ask questions!  Communicate openly.  Tell your friend how you are feeling and ask their suggestions on how to deal with it.  They have been through this before.

 

What to expect

It is natural to look, especially when you are not accustomed to nudity.  However, it is not considered polite to stare.  He/she will not be embarrassed.  Naturists conquer body image issues early (improved body image is a key goal).  Your friend will not expect you to undress (although you would be welcome to) to accommodate his/her beliefs and he/she would surely appreciate if you did not obligate him/her to cover up for you.  Your mutual friendship will likely grow stronger and closer with the secret out in the open.  My experience with informing friends and family has been good.  More than 90% accept me totally.  All of those that want me to hide from them have experienced some abuse in their life that they have not yet faced.  At least 40% have utilized the opportunity to try skinny-dipping etc. with their Naturist friend as there is no safer way to try.  At least 20% (when informed) confided they too were Naturists and had not informed others.  As of this writing I have lost no friends on having been informed.

–< R JNatural >–