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Why It’s Good To Be Naked In Public

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Nipples, Social Isolation and Facebook: using shame to control women

Great post! Right on target on shaming as a way to control. Didn’t think of that before.

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Shame is a feeling of social rejection and isolation, and almost nothing in human emotion can rival its power.

We are social creatures, we feel secure in groups, and when a group sets us outside its boundaries we feel vulnerable and exposed and terrified.

Lone zebras get eaten.

I walk bare-chested because I enjoy the feeling of freedom it gives me.  I started quietly walking bare-chested publicly two years ago.  The vast majority of my interactions with passersby were and remain neutral or positive, but there was a learning curve in those early walks.  A Washington D.C. police officer once stopped me and said, “It may be legal [to be bare-chested], but we’re going to arrest you anyway, because it’s unreasonable.”

He did not arrest me.  I had broken no law.  He was just trying to use his perceived power to shame me into conformity.

I have walked bare-chested…

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The Only Place to Escape Body Shaming: A Nude Beach

Natrusim-nudism is not about how your look. It is about freedom and being comfortable in your own skin. My wife also has some concerns about her body but once we are at a nude resort they seem to go away too.

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Image is from article on ET Online: http://www.etonline.com/fashion/153293_victoria_secret_slammed_for_perfect_body_campaign_topshop_accused_of_body_shaming/

The only place I know of to escape body shaming is a nude beach, resort or campground. Sounds crazy doesn’t it? The only place to escape the unrealistic and material ideas of the perfect body is a place where your total body is on display.  Let me explain.

My wife and I have been going on nude vacations for more than 20 years. We started on our honeymoon to Bora Bora. While there aren’t any recognized nude beaches in French Polynesia, topless sunbathing and swimming is the norm. My wife was in her mid-20s and thoroughly enjoyed swimming, sunning and walking the beach without her bikini top on. I certainly didn’t mind either. To me, she is beautiful and even more so when she isn’t wearing anything to cover up.

From there we have been to many nude beaches, resorts and B&B’s. We’ve learned that…

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I Can Feel Bare-Chestedness Normalizing

Couldn’t agree more on your perspective towards normalizing bare-chestedness. I find what your are doing really admirably.

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Blog Georgetown landscape Georgetown University, Washington D.C. December 2015. Who says global climate change isn’t real? 70 degrees on December 13? But it made for a nice normal walk… no negative interactions in three hours.

I walk bare-chested primarily because I enjoy feeling free.  My strong secondary reason for walking bare-chested is to normalize female bare-chestedness, so that other women may feel the same way.

The only way to normalize anything is to do it with so much regularity and normality that people stop being afraid of it and start seeing it as conventional behavior. This is my motivation for posting photos and videos of my walks.  I want people to see and hear for themselves the reactions (and more importantly the non-reactions) of the public as I walk by.

There exists this misconception that going bare-chested is some disruptive act of revolution and that traffic will stop and babies will cry. Perhaps…

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Being naked should not be shamed

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Why does being naked have to be shamed and something to be reluctant about? Why do we have to live like this?

Governments have created so many laws prohibiting public nudity. We’re told by the media, peer pressure, and society to be ashamed of simple nudity. It has passed down from our parents, grandparents, and so on since humanity became so accustomed to clothing.

always allow nudity We should be allowed to be naked anywhere at any time. No joke, exaggeration, or lie.

From a young age, we’re taught to be ashamed of seeing nudity, either of ours or of others. It’s unfair to require clothing in all times and places. Due to this insanity created by society, we have never-nudes.

Every home should be nude-friendly. In fact, the whole world needs to be nude-friendly.

Shaming nudity is a bad idea. It leads to problems like insecurity about our bodies, a lower self-esteem…

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