yeah it is cold out there. And per usual i will be speaking about the difficulty to balance staying warm and staying nude at home and maybe outdoors. I’m somewhat lucky in that I am on the Equal Payment Plan in my duplex apartment. So yeah i can run my heat pretty high, usually up to 74 degrees, and my electric bill isn’t over $100. But the problem is that at the end of every fiscal year my bill goes up dramatically and sometimes i end up having to pay a overuse fee. Which is the best way I know how to put it. So i often find myself wearing my usual pajamas and a t-shirt or just a pair of thermal socks.
If nothing else i have to wear some kind of socks now because my feet get cold and stay cold. I guess it may be because of my diabetes, but for weeks i was dealing with my feet being so cold that when i got in the bed to sleep my feet would remain cold during the night, to the point where it was very uncomfortable and i had to place a comforter at the foot of the bed in order to keep my feet warm. Trying to remain comfortable and enjoy being nude at home is a lot of hard work it seems.
We all need to do some chores at one point. Typically, it’s a time to get wet and dirty, so the ideal clothes for this are no clothes! As simple as this, and so much more comfortable.
Washing the dishes, mopping the floor or dusting your library seem much more fun when done naked. I really never understood why, and I doubt there are any scientific study about this, but it’s a personal fact. House chores seem less painful when done naked. And if you can share them with your spouse, they are even funnier.
Now, let’s think a minute about our nudist lives. If you live nude most of the times indoor and outdoor, doing house chores naked is kind of obvious. However, if you are thinking about nudism, but do not know where to start, this could be one activity you want to discover naked. It’s a great…
One of the best ways to increase nude time and our nudist friends is of course to let acquaintances know that you are a naturist. For many reasons, it’s not always possible to shout out loud that we are naturist and we want to spend more time naked. We have seen in previous ideas how to leave traces of our nudism, like leaving our naturist publications openly on our coffee table.
Another way is to hang a clothing optional sign next to your door, to your swimming pool if you have one or in your lounge. You will find those signs available on Internet. Just go to Amazon, look for “Clothing Optional Sign” and you have tons of options to chose from, including metal and wooden panels, some being really nice.
I particularly like the Notice sign (the one above), indicating that nudists may be see beyond this point…
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.
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.