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Nudist idea #2: be naked at home

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Another obvious idea, but how many of us live this on a daily basis. If you happen to sleep naked (which I hope, as this is the best way to sleep), prepare and have your breakfast naked. When you come back from work, undress, have a shower and stay naked until you go to bed.

Image result for naked at homeIf you are sharing your space with family and friends, have a discussion before, let them know you are a nudist and that you may be naked in the house, if they do not mind. It may be a difficult and awkward discussion at the beginning, but it will be a rewarding one, as you will be spending more time in your preferred clothes. It’s a great way to have other people strip off and join the nudist community, and to be more comfortable naked while others are clothed.

In all cases, being naked at…

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The pros and cons of social media for the future of nudism – Naked Wanderings

Look at Both Sides Now

LABSN Editor’s Note: Nick and Lins, a Belgian naturists couple, have a wonderful blog, Naked Wanderings, of their travels to naturists venues around the world. This post tackles some social media issues I’ve been thinking about also.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of online nudism? Especially on social media. Does it help us or will it harm us?

Source: The pros and cons of social media for the future of nudism – Naked Wanderings

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Sex Offenders and Naturism.

I found this post on another site.  I won’t say which site but i did verify that the post did exist:

I don’t have any other place to ask this question because I am afraid of being banned or bitched out so I’ll just ask this here and see what happens.

Several weeks ago I finally convinced a female friend to try a local naturist resort with me. So upon arriving we both had to give or IDs to someone to register for a day visit. Things seemed to be going well and we went to the showers after being given a small tour. We had literally walked out of the shower and onto the promenade when the supervisor came up to us and told us that my female friend had to leave. When I asked why the supervisor said that my friend was flagged as a sex offender. Of course I was shocked, I knew she had a record but I had never asked. I was very upset that they wanted to kick her out. So I left with her because I was insulted at the tone of the supervisor and the fact that several men walked up with angry looks on their faces and a tone that they were ready to become violent if we didn’t leave immediately.

After we left my friend told me about her past. The incident had happened over 14 years ago in another state and she had not been in trouble since then. I won’t go into details but i will say the incident did not involve child porn or children in any form or fashion. After the explanation I was even more incensed by the way we had been treated and I was thinking of suing. My friend bade me to let it go and i did. The whole incident has stayed on my mind though, but I decided to find some info first. Are there any naturist resorts that allow for sex offenders to actually join and stay there?

I have heard that the AANR affiliated resorts are the ones that ban any and all sex offenders, but that private non-affiliated resorts may allow sex offenders. I just want to enjoy nudism with my friend. I know she was really hurt and embarrassed by what happened, and I just want to help her. Does anyone here have any ideas or info that can help me?

The first thing I find interesting is that the poster fears being banned from nudist/naturist forums or being mistreated by fellow naturists just for asking a question about this.  Are the forums really that mean spirited?

The second thing: As a supporter of free business I think the resort has the right to ban certain people if they do not meet certain requirements.

The third thing: While I support the right of any business to makes their own rules, I find it frightening that you have to give your ID and then be subject to someone delving deep into your personal history like that, and then judging you by what they see.  It really makes you wonder just exactly does any resort you deal with do with such info they find and how much harm they can bring to you.

The fourth thing: At a time where I see so many resorts and naturists complaining about lack of new members and financial problems, I find it to be somewhat silly to ban people for their past from joining or visiting a naturist resort for even a day.  How do they expect to get any business if they block so many people?

The fifth thing: The poster seems to accuse the AANR of basically being a bunch of jerks and basically enforcing rules about sex offenders on just about any naturist resort that is a member of their group.  But he also wonders if non-affiliated resorts have easier rules.  I have heard other people complain over time about the AANR being somewhat draconian with their rules.  I don’t know how much of this is true though.

Well if anyone who follows this blog has any answers or opinions then post away!

 

Naturism and Images – It’s All About the Intention – Part 1

This article states exactly what i have said in my own blog many times.

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Genital free “safe” image. Obviously nude but not threatening.

There is a continual controversy on Twitter and on other social media sites that purport to deal with naturism, that argue about images that are tagged as naturist where and when the genitals are seen. I know I waver back and forth between allowing full frontal images of myself and “safe” photos where body positioning or judicious cropping takes care of the possibility of offending. But when I do this, I become the problem. At that moment, I stop being authentic and hope that somehow I can be in the collective, well at least a small corner of the collective.

See me? I have a Penis.

Many of the images are blatantly not about naturism, but rather about individuals desperately posting images of themselves with the focus fully on their genitals – “see me, I have a penis … am I…

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How to Raise Naturist Kids Part 1

YNA series on how to raise naturist kids — an interview with naturist families and addressing a common question about naturism and dress codes! When parents decide to raise naturist kids or introduce their children to naturism, there are some common questions and concerns that tend to arise. Since we occasionally get emails from parents…

via YNA Guide: How To Raise Naturist Kids and Introduce Naturism Part 1 (via Young Naturists America) — clothes free life

Nude Is Not Lewd

ReNude Pride

Often, we see many professional athletes, who are paid enormous and outrageous amounts of money get physical with one another to reward a job-well-done. In both the National Basketball Association (NBA) and in the National Football Association (NFL), countless team-mates give each other a pat or a slap on their buttocks in a congratulatory gesture of goodwill and friendship. Even coaches do the same as a show of support to their players and a way of offering encouragement. No one complains of bodily harm, excessive violence, sexual harassment or indecency.

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The art of nude hiking

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Take a famous brand of sports gear, Columbia, take a great outdoor activity, hiking, mix this with nudism, and you get an article on the art of nude hiking on the Columbia’s blog. It’s just awesome! Here are their 9 tips for hiking nude:

  1. Protect your feet. Walking barefoot on rocky track is not really neither comfortable nore secured. Good hiking shoes are required. However, if you want the ultimate experience in nude hiking, Vibram Five Fingers will become your best friends. I talked about using them for running, and some models are just great for hiking!
  2. Nudist Welcome. Pick a spot where you can extend your nude hiking experience, by going to a nudist resort or B&B. You may find other nudists to go and walk with you. Nude hiking is much funnier with a group of like-minded people.
  3. Avoid the public. If simple…

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