The total solar eclipse on Monday is a much-anticipated event in the U.S., and aside from the conventional viewing practices, there are groups and people who have strange ways of celebrating the rare occasion. Take for example a nudist club in Lonedell, Missouri who’s having an eclipse viewing party.
The nudist club is called the Forty Acre Club founded in 1950, and the only remaining nudist club in Missouri.
The club is well-prepared for the eclipse day as well. Board member Tom Morrissey says the club has five sites open for RV’s and nearly 12 sites available for tents on eclipse day. All the cabins are booked. There’s only one obvious rule for those joining the club in welcoming and viewing the eclipse, of course: they have to be naked.
Morissey said: “You have to use common sense based on weather and everything. In our pool area, common grounds, nudity is required.”
Morissey also added that the 40 Acre Club will be joining the nearby St. Clair, Mo. in turning the eclipse into a fun three-day festival along with several other cities in the path of totality. The merriment started on Friday with eclipse themed dances in the pavilion, tournaments, potluck and pool party.
The nudist club’s way of celebrating the eclipse may be odd, but they are not alone as there are other strange eclipse rituals all over the world.
Since the eclipse is passing over my hometown tomorrow I plan to be nude somewhere outside during the eclipse!
Its a idea. Let’s think about it for a moment. And yes, I am being serious here. Maybe we should start protesting. It would give us great visibility and help spread the word about naturism/nudism. But maybe protest is too strong, too angry. Maybe the idea of a Naturist March would be a good idea. Yeah that’s the ticket.
Since the gays, the non-binary gendered. and the Social Justice Communists have been holding rallies, protests, and out right riots as of late i started thinking, “Why don’t we stage a peaceful march in support of the Naturist Community?” We are definitely a minority, and maybe we could claim some kind of victim status (although personally i do not want to do that). We could start a peaceful march during one of the Naked Bike Rides and spread from there. Now i know what the next question is: “What do we protest/march for?”
- More Nude Spaces. I suggest when we march we claim that we are asking for more nude beaches, trails and parks where we can go nude. Since we are paying our tax dollars to maintain these areas, we as naturists should be allowed to enjoy them in the nude as well.
- Change the Indecency Laws. Right now a number of laws say you can be arrested for being seen nude via the window inside your house or being seen in the nude on your own property. These laws need to be changed.
- Speaking Out. We need to speak out and talk about being nude and the health benefits of it. The march/protest would be the perfect chance to do so.
- Body Positive Outlook/Movement. This one is totally optional. While it will probably garner support from the SJWs and feminists, I am not sure I want their help since they are a bunch of communists and special snowflakes. They’ll make us look more like loons then sane people.
Well that’s all i can think of for right now. But i do wonder would any of us be willing to actually protest in the nude?
So you can call this a funny or satirical if you want, and it kinda is. But i would also like people to seriously consider this idea.
I was thinking about Naturist fashion for men, and this idea came to me specifically for married men:
Penis rings! I have to admit i thought it was funny at first but i discovered that in ancient times some cultures actually had men wearing these things. Now yes i know there is a gay connotation to these things but i was thinking this. Straight married men can wear one at the base of the shaft as is shown in picture 1 or right below the glans as in picture 2. You could have them made exactly like a wedding ring. And add one ring for each decade you have been married to your lovely wife. You know the more i think of it, I think female Naturists would love this idea for their husbands. You ladies could go out and buy your hubby one of these rings and even have it engraved in some cute or funny way. Make sure he wears it to the Naturist resort. It can be a great conversation starter, a reminder to your husband, lest he have a roaming heart, and heck it’ll act like a warning device for all those women out there looking to take your man.
Now since i’m not married I’ll let you married folks figure out the rest on this, but i think this is a great idea. A pity i can’t make any money off of it.
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.
Before the big move i was going to spend more time in my back yard, in the nude. But of course that plan is now a bust. I had also found a open gay naturist campsite online some time ago. Well i went to check the website link late yesterday and of course the website is down! Can’t find it anywhere. *sigh* it looks like this summer is a bust as well.
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!