“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 …
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;
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. …
Christian Nudist is many times regarded as a oxymoron. I’ve had people ask me how can you be a Christian and a nudist? Personally I think its very easy to be both Christian and nudist. When Adam and Eve covered themselves it wasn’t because of nudity its because they were ashamed of their sin. Simple nudity is not sin or we could go in a steam room, shower at a gym or go see a Dr. Why is it OK for Dr. and nurses to see us nude because they went to college? Our society has created a unhealthy view of nudity, now always linked with sex to that point that breast feeding is frowned upon . Pornography and sexually explicit TV has warped the view of nudity to be ugly or perverted. We have been taught that different sizes, races and aged bodies are gross and something to be shamed of. What has that gotten us, but a world where we get grossed out or ashamed by nudity.
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.
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.
Re-blogged article from centauri4-naturism.tumblr.com
“Does the public have a natural “right” to fear nudity?
Not as much as we have a right to fear those who hurt
and kill people for being nude in public!”
(Who can identify a person without a face? We do not know each other that well.)
If a divine being, an all-powerful creator of the Universe, had not wanted humanbeings to experience the world and all it sensations with all of our senses, wouldn’t they have created us in a different form? I mean, seriously, what sort of challenge is it to us to have these amazing bodies that are capable of feeling so much in a world full of breezes, sunshine, warm sand and the gentle caress of ferns, and for-some-reason to be NOT expected to experience them!
There are thousands of great Blogs online and millions of amazingly beautiful photographs circling the global electronically – a literal maelstrom of digital genius, madness and everything in between; but what of beauty?
We know it. We agree upon it. It is more universally recognized than music in its capacity to soothe the savage beast, but it also provokes outrage and violence in some who feel compelled to act on behalf of a deity they believe must surely be indignant and outraged at us for appreciating it? Come on. Seriously?
The universe controls us to the extent that we exist within it, but ..
Another fine article from All Nudist. The underlying irony exemplified in this post is that many textiles (non-nudists) believe that Nudism/Naturism is ALL about seeing people naked or being seen naked. All Nudist points out that they have it wrong.
I have a million things to tell you about being a nudist, and I was born into this lifestyle. But my best (and oldest) girlfriend can give you a better perspective because she came into this later into her childhood. We met at the Cherokee Camp Resort and have been inseparable since. And now we both are in college together, we work more closely on such issues as teens and the nudist lifestyle.
We understand this world has a bad spot on it that has evil people roaming around amonst us, and they have made our lifestyle seemingly a hard existence. Obviously I’m speaking of child molesters and child pornographers, and if there was a way to eliminate them from life’s equation then many lives would be easier and peaceful.
We, Sara and myself, my mother, my Aunt Missy, among others within my close circle, have been fortunate to never had to confront the issue, but I have decided to spend my life educating the people about our lifestyle and the legal presence of such activities – and the freedom, fun, innocence and love we all enjoy as nudists.
Aren’t nudist beaches and camps dangerous for children, preteens and teenagers?
Some people think being nude in public is dangerous especially if you’re a child or preteen boy or girl or a teenage girl or boy. They think nudist beaches are full of sexual predators waiting to molest young girls and boys, and that nudist camps are dangerous. Are they? The answer is no!
Nudists are really nice people. You’re totally exposed to each other and that makes you more open. Of course any place can be dangerous! But nudists are very helpful and friendly.
There are even nudist youth camps and I heard they’re lots of fun! And they check on the people who work there so they’re safe. Even if you’re not at a camp nudists know they’re part of a special group. That’s why we look out for each other!
What was your first nudist experience?