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Naturism vs. Nudism.

I have to admit this topic has been on my mind a few times, but i avoided writing about it because the logistics of it kind of drove me nuts.

I have been thinking about the more or less complex definition of the Naturist, the Nudist, and Naturism and Nudism.

The way i am beginning to see it is that Naturism is much more of a lifestyle, a choice, something that truly helps to define a part of the Naturalist’s personality and being.  While the Naturist does not abhor or hate clothing, they believe that clothes are not part of the natural state of the human being and so therefore they should not be used or needed unless the temperature or environment calls for it. The Naturist believes being nude allows for freedom of one’s self, one’s body, and one’s mind.  That to be nude invites healing one’s self and promotes heath.  Naturism calls for a commitment in many ways, but does not demand.  The Naturist lifestyle can be returned to whenever one chooses. Naturism is not a cult nor does it worship the Sun or the human form.  Naturism is apolitical and generally doesn’t choose sides.  Although it will support legislation that would allow for the Naturist to be in the nude the public.  Naturism is non-sexual, but it not prudish or hateful of sex.

Nudism is different in my opinion.  Nudism is personal and in many ways private.  The nudist prefers his/her nakedness to be more of a private affair.  Many Nudists are at-home Nudists.  They usually do not wear clothes are home, but will remained clothed when company comes over.  While Nudists do visit naturist resorts they go mainly to express their nakedness in a more public setting.  They generally do not have a desire to become members or regular visitors to any clothing optional resort.  The Nudist generally has no problem wearing clothes and see the wearing of textiles as just a normal part of life.  While clothing is still considered optional, it is also something of a necessity.   Nudists often mix their being nude with politics and social movements.  They support a cause if it seems to portray the nude form as something good and normal.  Often the nudist may link Nudism with social justice causes.  The Nudist is often very shy about his/her nudeness and generally would not share that they are nude at home even with close family and friends.  The reason for this is the social stigma that comes with being nude in a open or public setting.  The Nudist fears being shunned by others even for being nude at home.

 

Now all of this is just my opinion on the difference between Naturism and Nudism.  I am not stating that anyone is one or the other.

Cold comforts during the chill of Winter.

Now as a Naturist i have to contend with cold like everyone else.  The big problem i have is that its expensive to deal with for me.  My house is drafty and its heated by gas heaters so just a few days of using them constantly can get pretty expensive, not to mention the walls start to sweat.  So i have been stuck wearing pajamas and anything comfy i can find, and even surprising myself i have found these clothes to be quite comfy and even enjoyable.  While i still find myself being nude whenever possible, such as now when its been 75 degrees much of the day.  when night rolls around it can get cold quickly in the house and i have to decide to whether to put my comfy clothes on, try to sweat it out (pun intended) or crank up the heat and have a expensive bill next month.  Usually i go for the clothes, besides I sleep better when its cold.

Well to all my naturist brothers and sisters i wish you a safe and happy remaining winter.

A nudist tells why she loves being nude — The Shaven Circumcised Nudist Life

Originally posted on All Nudist: Cherie Lidbury talks about how she feels more comfortable without clothes. Source: A nudist tells why she loves being nude

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A question I ask myself.

The question is, “Am i truly a naturist?”  I know I can say that I am a At-Home-Naturist, but as a naturist shouldn’t i have visited a naturist resort at some point over the last 18 years?  Yet i never have.  I could claim that money and time was the major problem.  But to be honest i just forgot about it.  And whenever i thought i about visiting one i was usually short on time or gas or money, so i put it off another month or year.  So now, this year i have a chance to visit a naturist resort and I am at least going to visit and see what this one that is close to where i live looks like.  Then from there i will decide if i want to spend a day or weekend there.  Then i can finally answer the question, “Am i truly a Naturist?”

african american woman vlogs it’s ok to be naked europeans perverted nudity

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curator’s note I challenge viewers of European descent to watch the complete video before jumping to knee jerk defense responses about the vlogger’s point. If there is to be greater acceptance and diversity among naturists there needs to be greater transparency more openness to non Europeans perspectives.

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Sitting at home

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Sitting at home

Many Americans are so thoroughly ethnocentric about nudity that they insist their intolerance is a reflection of human nature. As illustrated by the Adam and Eve myth, humans do experience shame. Writer Mark Twain once pointed out, “Man is the only animal that blushes, or needs to.” Shame and modesty, though, did not give rise to clothing, more likely, they were byproducts of clothing.”  ~ Anthony Layng (Liberalization of American Mores) March 1998

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