You know i have done some updating on this blogs blogroll. You know the side bar with links to different sites. So check out the three new tumblr sites i added. They are tumblrs with pictures of people of color in the nude, nothing sexual, with commentary about naturism and encouragement for people of color to join the nudist community!
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.
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
So on Friday i finally decided to do it. I went to the wooded area that I have been walking for the past few days and get nude!
I was very nervous at first, mainly because the usual small crowd of guys were there and they were making jokes about me taking pictures with my camera. But as i left them and walked a for a good bit, my nervousness faded as i realized they wouldn’t walk as far as i was going to. So i soon found my spot and i disrobed.
I had brought the camera with me to photograph my first time in the nude outdoors. Until this moment i had only been nude outside in the back yard in the middle of the night, or to dump trash in the garbage can at the end of my driveway in the front yard. Never before have i been nude in such a public area.
The sun felt great on my skin and so did the slight breeze that blew in the woods. Although i was nude only for a few minutes per shot it was a gratifying experience none the less.
I truly wanted to be completely nude and walk around, but i had a camera, a tripod, and a mp3 player to carry so i knew i wouldn’t be able to walk around totally nude and carry all of those things in a area i was totally new to so i stayed clothed as i would move through the trail. I would only disrobe for the pictures.
I had to keep on my shoes for this last set of photos due to prickly gumballs and other hazards, but i enjoyed myself none the less. The sun and the freedom felt great, but i was still kinda nervous at times. After i took all the pictures i wanted i decided to head back mainly because i wanted to come back the next day.
I guess I will go back tomorrow and I’ll disrobe and walk the trail itself in the nude for a while. No camera or much else when i go this time. But I’ll have to figure out how to carry my keys, mp3 player, and cell phone with me. Heck! Come to think of it, how will i carry my clothes once i take them off? Okay this may present a challenge of grand proportions after all. Either way though i am going to get nude and outdoors as often as possible now. I enjoyed just the few minutes too much and now i may be hooked.
There is a small wooded trail where i could walk in the nude if i wished in my hometown. I have to admit when i went there to walk for my health i was tempted to do so. Now other people do walk the trial but they are all gay men simply cruising for quick sex so i know they wouldn’t mind. But one has to wonder if one should try to enjoy nudity out in the open with such people hanging around. I am not afraid of being raped or having pictures taken. But i cannot help but feel uncomfortable in such a environment. I spoke with two guys at the trail and told them i was a nudist and they didn’t even flinch. One was a black male and it was nice to meet someone black who didn’t seem too off put by the fact that i was a nudist.
I have to admit i feel like a coward though. A place i can finally be in the nude and the first thing i do is chicken out. Well maybe if i went in deeper into the trail it would be fine. I may just do that next time i go walking out there. But what do you guys think? Give me some feedback here.
Whenever i say I am a nudist, the looks I get are always the same. Looks of shock and suspicion. As if being a at home nudist is some horrible thing. And if i even mention that I would like to visit a naturist retreat one day, then i have actually been asked if i am crazy, kinda perverted, or just really desperate for sex. At this point i usually give up trying to have a conversation about Blacks and Naturism. Because i already know it will go no where. I will just get more looks of fear and perversion, and black people will avoid me or think I’m a weirdo. Its really sad.