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.
This is sort of a slow starter, so I hope you will “bare with me” until I get to the twist! I was chatting with my millennial friend Addie the other day about outing oneself as a naturist through social media, noting that we both work in education related fields that frequently involves working with […]
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.
I really am thinking about quitting the whole shaven crotch routine when it comes to Naturism. It just doesn’t feel right any more and at times i feel its a hassle. I always shaved my pubic region because I thought that that was what naturists did and were supposed to do. But now I just don’t know any more. Maybe I’ll shave my pubic region one last time and let it all grow out afterwords to see how I feel about it. Over the last few years I’ve seen more and more naturists who have allowed the hair on their crotches to go unshaven, maybe I’ve had it wrong all this time.
I wrote this essay as part of a first year writing course I took this fall with Dr. Andrew Joseph Pegoda. To put this into context, I am a senior (5th year) undergraduate mathematics major taking this particular English core requirement for the third time. The original assignment was to define a mores or ritual in American culture. In freaking out I decided to write in a style that I was more familiar with. With that in mind, here is the result.
Who Cares About Your Genitals?
In 2003, Stephen Peter Gough began hiking naked through the United Kingdom “earning the nickname ‘the naked rambler’.” His more than thirty subsequent arrests resulted in “almost seven years in prison” (Gough 6 and 160). Given the potential consequences of public nudity, we can see how strongly western culture values the ritual of clothing oneself. Thus, we define socially mandated…