Great article that examines the difficulties of understanding social nudism for non-nudists.
So far the topics being discussed here have mostly not dealt in much depth with what could be accurately described as “philosophy”. Some of the psychological discussions come close, but that’s not quite the same.
Of course, systematic philosophical thinking doesn’t come easily to a lot of people. However, it can be argued that just that kind of thinking can help understand why it is so difficult to explain to most people what social nudity is really about. This post is going to make that argument.
It’s worth suggesting, too, that a lack of some coherent philosophical base in contemporary naturism ? especially as compared to earlier incarnations of naturism from the 1920s and 1930s ? is a serious weakness. For instance, this comment from a generally positive outside observer:
[T]he new nudism, apart from its obvious demographic differences, diverges from that of decades past in that it’s not nearly…
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