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What’s the most comfortable bathing suit on the beach? No bathing suit!
I’ve always loved summer time, but the older I get the more summer means getting naked and spending time with my wife outdoors. Honestly there is nothing better than feeling the sunshine on your skin and a warm breeze cooling your body. After 45 years, I can honestly say being naked outside on a warm or hot day is the best. Sound like something you and your spouse or special friend might want to try? There is no better time to be naked than summer time.
Our blog is about encouraging couples to try social nudity. For my wife and me, we’ve found it to be a wonderful bonding point. We are not nudist. We live very normal lives in the suburbs. Most days were are getting our children off to school and working long hours at our jobs…
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Is there anything better than taking your clothes off ? Probably not !
In every group of friend, there’s at least one person who’s always the first to suggest a trip to the clothing-optional beach or a midsummer skinny dip. These are the “naked people,” or those among us who have discovered that there truly is nothing better than being nude. But opting to wear only your birthday suit can sometimes get a bad rap. Naturists, who make a lifestyle of living in the nude, are often misunderstood or stigmatized as “hippies,” creeps or, worse, perverts. In reality, the naturist credo is quite simple: Living comfortably in your body is the best way to live. In fact, going nude has tremendous psychological and physical benefits.
Because there are no better experts on going au naturel, talking to naturists can bring you different opinions however all talk about the major…
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Effort to get people to cover up in Ile du Levant, France, exposes discord in longtime nudist colony
ILE DU LEVANT, France—On a blustery morning on this Mediterranean island, dozens of naked men and women marched arm-in-arm in defense of their right to bare bottoms.
The target of their protest was Jean-Yves Gacon, who is wielding his authority as head of the island’s homeowners association to force people to wear clothing. The coverup has the backing of the mayor’s office as well as local police who are stopping anyone who dares stroll through the village square without clothes.
“The traditions of this place need to be preserved,” says Elizabeth Varet, a 70-year-old retired English teacher who attended the protest, held last year, in the buff.
Mr. Gacon, 67, wearing a black shirt, white trousers and sunglasses inside his office, refuses to back down. “Asking a person to…
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The most important benefits of naturism! Being naked socially offers an alternative solution to most of the problems that people face in their lives.
A very interesting article about what naturism is about.
Naturism is not:
- just sunbathing
- just visiting nudist clubs
- just going nude in or around the house
- just eating, washing and entertaining guests in the nude
- just camping, hiking, or canoeing in the nude
- just writing and talking about it.
Naturism is all of these things and more. It not only represents a value system shared by over 20 million people worldwide, it also represents a lifestyle, a way of life.
In more conservative Western societies such as Canada, England and the United States, naturism presents hurdles for those who embrace its gymnos philosophy – hurdles of public and private roles, image definition, balancing textile (clothed) and naturist behaviours, and of habitation arrangements regarding location, privacy and access.
As with other things people hold true or worthwhile, naturism is called upon to be defended or justified. Due to its basic value of body shamelessness, it is defended more frequently than…
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Great post! Right on target on shaming as a way to control. Didn’t think of that before.
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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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.
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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Looking forward to read this book! Wouldn’t it be great to have a naked Friday at work?
They are looking for case studies or even an interview so if someone can help I’m sure it will be appreciated.
A ‘body positive’ exploration of the fun & benefits of having naked office days & an analytical exposé of the media’s view of body ideals & norms
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.
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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