Category Archives: body contentment

Your Lack of Nudity is Hurting Us All.

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I, like many other women, went through a transformation when I was in a nudist environment. Surrounded by people of all shapes and sizes, I went topless in Ibiza. In that moment, I didn’t suddenly love my body — but, I accepted it. I learned to say “fuck you” to hating it. I started to enjoy life, free from the constant anxiety that my body wasn’t “good enough” to do so.

I Refuse to Make my Kids Ashamed of Their Bodies so We’re a Naked Household!

I think the title says it all!

I Refuse to Make my Kids Ashamed of their Bodies So We’re a Naked Household

Other times, he would pounce in ready to tell me about the random thoughts that were racing through his big toddler mind.

I was always naked and both of us were comfortable with this.

In fact, all these years later we are still comfortable with our nudity.

Our whole family seems to be comfortable with nudity.

We change in front of each other, often share a stall in the family change room at the pool and shower with the bathroom door open.

Why is it Necessary to Take Nude Photos of Oneself?

reposted from this blog: Why is it Necessary to Take Nude Photos of Oneself?

I have been wondering why I find it necessary to take skyclad photos, why anyone who is a naturist/nudist or someone who simply enjoys being nude. Why the images? Why are they posted to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, or other social media sites? Having spent way too much time wondering about this, I think I may have arrived at an answer that fits many who are like me.

Images are there to help us, to help me, get out of our heads. They become a visible proof that we are more than just feelings and thoughts.There is an honesty, or at least an attempt at honesty, expressed in these images. Risking being vulnerable enough to be honest, is not the same thing as posting images for exhibitionist purposes. The images I am talking about have nothing to do with lewdness, lust, or then tension of sexuality. Intention, it all comes down to intention. Images that are exhibitionist have a motive of obtaining sexual satisfaction or to shock. So, what is the intention?

If you take photos of yourself au naturel, why do you do so? What is your need? Why do you allow others to see these images? Why the risk? All images have a purpose and meaning. However, we rarely know what the purpose and meaning of our own images are about. There is a story, a story of at least 1,000 words for each image. More often than not, the story is yet to be discovered, as the image is more about unconscious projection than that it is about conscious intention.

As for myself, the images tell the story of my reclaiming my authority rather than having the authority projected onto others. I refuse the authority of the shadows from my childhood. I refuse the authority of a church that would tell me that my naked body is sinful. I refuse to be a victim. Of course, there are laws and a broader society within which we all find ourselves. For our own safety, we find that fine line between “in your face” confrontations and in hiding from the world and our own fears.

Read the rest at the link above.  But i have to admit I am inspired to take more nudes of myself.

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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My body confidence and AS article in magazine


Here is a link to my article published in the March 2016 edition of magazine on my naturist life, my health condition Ankylosing Spondylitis and how being a naturist has helped with body confidence issues. magazine March 2016 edition

Link and article: courtesy magazine.

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Ugly Nudity.

I have to admit what inspired me to write this was a post on 4chan in response to a picture of average good-looking woman in the nude.  The said he was surprised at how ugly people look in the nude:


My first desire was to lash out at the person and chew them out for what they said.  But then i thought about it, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and we all have a right to our opinion about what we consider to be beautiful and what we consider to be ugly.  So lashing out at the guy would have been improper.  Instead I could just simply state my opinion that I thought he was wrong.  But what happened was I started thinking about beauty in general.

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So who wants to see some 80 yr old woman in the nude?  Does anyone want to see a fat, 60 year old man who genitalia looks like it got lost in the blubber?  Let’s just be honest, no most of us do not.  Because we as humans have defined beauty as youth and fit bodies, and that has a tendency to be portrayed in the pictures we generally show of nudity and nudism in general.

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Now don’t get me wrong I’m not going to chew anyone out for having fit, young bodies in their advertisements for resorts or in pictures on their blogs.  One instance is for business the other is a personal preference.  And while beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so is ugliness.  The thing about beauty is that there are two types of beauty:


First there is Sexual Beauty or it also be called Attracting Beauty.  This form of beauty is pleasing to the eye and most people also find it sexually attractive.  Its part of the way we are built as humans, so we cannot look at it as bad because God instilled it in us for the sake of helping us procreate.

3tg63BY - ImgurThe next form of beauty is Natural Beauty.  It is the beauty that only Nature herself and God can make.  Mankind cannot create it, only destroy it.  Such beauty is timeless and there for the general appreciation of all Humanity.

So then what am I getting at with this post.  What I’m trying to say is that we as Naturist must not have “Body Acceptance” but we must obtain “Body Contentment”.  Think of “Body Contentment” as the enlightened form of “Body Acceptance”.  In Body Contentment” we are content that there are certain things about our bodies that we cannot change, and that these things make us less physically appealing to the naked eye.  We accept this ugliness as part of who we are and how God made us.

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Think of Body Contentment in the form of the fat, 86 year old naked woman.  Why is she content with her looks?  She is content because she has lived long enough to look the way she looks now.  The woman knows that she is lucky to have lived to see 86 years.  She sees her current body as something she has earned and is glad in it.

What we should strive for as Nudists is Body Contentment in the now, not wait until we are too old and are somewhat forced to do so.  Being content is in many ways better then being happy.  In contentment we can find happiness in so many other things beyond ourselves.  Such as the 86 yr old woman finds happiness in her great grandchildren, not in her looks.  If we can reach the stage of Body Contentment then i believe we’ll all be a lot happier with ourselves whether we are nude or clothed.

Just my two cents for now.

(sorry about some of the pictures.  I know they may gross some people out and such)