Monthly Archives: August 2016

Thoughts on ‘Normalising Genitalia’

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My boyfriend recently commented to me, after I’d been discussing how awful it was that people still couldn’t talk about their sex organs, that I didn’t need to make it my personal life mission to normalise talking about genitalia. Well, I thought, maybe I do. This post may not earn me friends, but here it goes.

I’ve never really bought by the idea that there is anything that you ‘shouldn’t’ discuss in front of other people. The time I got told off by my mother for mentioning periods in front of my brother when I was 9 or 10 sticks strongly in my memory – why should I have been made to feel ashamed of being a girl? Why should this thing be private from my brothers? As a teenager I don’t doubt I enjoyed the shock factor I would get for being happy to talk about anything, and have…

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wow: the importance of depicting men

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Priscilla Frank recently published a piece in the Huffington Post, “A Woman Photographed 500 Naked Men To Normalize The Nude Male Body.” This piece covers the Bare Men project by  Abigail Ekue. Similarly, Suzannah Weiss of Papermag also wrote a piece “NSFW: See images from ‘Bare Men,’ a New Photo Book on Male Nudity” in July 2016. In the near future, you will hear an interview conducted by clothesfreelife.com founder and Editor-in-Chief, Earl D, with Ekue about her project. For today’s piece, I want to discuss why works like this matter when it comes to women’s issues in clothes free living.

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Some afterthoughts.

After looking at two articles that I recently reblogged; I thought back to my experience at Carolina Foothills.  I came to realize that I got a very good dose of what was described in both of those posts when i went there.  The feeling i got there at CF was somewhat stifling. I still remember how my guide answered a lot of my questions with a sense of distaste.  I remember her saying that a number of their members wanted to keep the fact that they were naturists a secret because of their public lives.  I may be wrong about this; but the feeling i got from the staff and people at Carolina Foothills was that new people weren’t wanted unless they fit a very specific criteria, i.e. straight and straight laced married, white couples in their 40’s or older, preferably with their children being grown, out of the house and not with them.

My experience and the feelings i got from that time has led me to the conclusion that there may be a number of naturist clubs like this.   The clubs are where people come to be naked and get away from the world.  They see these secluded little nude venues as escapes and as their private little place in the world; and that no one else should enter and disturb the peace they feel.  Believe me when i tell you that i understand those feelings, but it doesn’t help the club very much if new people are made to feel like outsiders unless they fit some stringent criteria.

I now wonder if people like this could be considered at true Naturists?  I doubt they are nude at home unless it’s in the shower.  But i am not being judgmental, just wondering about these.  Are resorts that are much more open and well known, more welcoming of people.  Or is it just because its in the South and people are still so prudish.  I doubt i”ll find a answer any time soon.

Will Americans ever “get out” of the Nudist Colony?

The Meandering Naturist

As we near the end of a five week nakation in Europe, I find myself asking the same question I do every year about this time as we prepare to return to our everyday lives in the eastern United States. Really? Aren’t there places we can replicate this at home? I keep reading that more Americans than ever are open to the idea of social nudity. But unless you get on The Big Nude Boat or travel abroad, where do you find this on American soil.

51ac37fe6e30c4a7f1cf9958feecac44Every time I bark up this tree, I draw the ire of those lovingly devoted to their home nudist clubs, who feel understandably irritated when I suggest that despite all the cultural barriers that make social nudity unfathomable to the average American in the first place, the movement is further hindered by the fact that we make that first naturist venture nearly insurmountable.

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Wait… You’re a what?

Bare Thoughts

Because I wasn’t raised with naturism, it felt logical to me to tell my friends and family. Now I do understand that I’m in a lucky position where I have people around me that aren’t narrow minded. I also know naturists that can’t ” come out ” because of religious reasons or because of their work for instance. For me naturism stands for freedom. Not being able to say you’re naturist doesn’t sound free to me.

I told my parents first after my first encounter with naturism. Their reactions weren’t the same but they were respectful. All my parents ever wanted was to see their children happy and if naturism makes me happy, they’re happy. My mom is the kind of person that thinks the naked human body is for yourself and for your partner. I disagree but I respect her statement. My dad is easier. He also joined me…

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Loneliness.

Over the last few weeks i have done very little with this blog.  I have been busy spiritually and physically these last few weeks.  But one thing stuck out in my mind and that was the fact that it is kind of lonely as a Naturist here in South Carolina.  Not because there are so few of us, but because there are no open Naturist events here.  The WNBR avoids this state every year.  I read about so many Naturist events on the many blogs i follow and never a mention of anything in South Carolina.  It makes me wonder whats going on.  Are there laws against any of these events happening.  Or do people think that South Carolina is too prudish to allow such things?  Maybe I’ll call the WNBR and ask them to come to my state one day.  It would be nice to have something like that here.

becoming nudist at 74

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I Left My Taxidermy Workshop to Become a Nudist at 74

Fina is 79 years old, and five years ago she left her life in Barcelona behind to become a nudist. After he husband died, she sold their apartment, packed all her things and moved to El Fonoll—a town in Catalonia, that is also one of the most famous naturist communes in Spain.

Before leaving Barcelona, Fina worked as a taxidermist; preparing, stuffing, and mounting different animals, before selling them to individual collectors or museums. Fina’s husband was a hunter, and apparently, her intention was to balance him out by keeping a part of each animal alive. To Fina, this lies at the essence of her naturist spirit.

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