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Sex Offenders and Naturism.

I found this post on another site.  I won’t say which site but i did verify that the post did exist:

I don’t have any other place to ask this question because I am afraid of being banned or bitched out so I’ll just ask this here and see what happens.

Several weeks ago I finally convinced a female friend to try a local naturist resort with me. So upon arriving we both had to give or IDs to someone to register for a day visit. Things seemed to be going well and we went to the showers after being given a small tour. We had literally walked out of the shower and onto the promenade when the supervisor came up to us and told us that my female friend had to leave. When I asked why the supervisor said that my friend was flagged as a sex offender. Of course I was shocked, I knew she had a record but I had never asked. I was very upset that they wanted to kick her out. So I left with her because I was insulted at the tone of the supervisor and the fact that several men walked up with angry looks on their faces and a tone that they were ready to become violent if we didn’t leave immediately.

After we left my friend told me about her past. The incident had happened over 14 years ago in another state and she had not been in trouble since then. I won’t go into details but i will say the incident did not involve child porn or children in any form or fashion. After the explanation I was even more incensed by the way we had been treated and I was thinking of suing. My friend bade me to let it go and i did. The whole incident has stayed on my mind though, but I decided to find some info first. Are there any naturist resorts that allow for sex offenders to actually join and stay there?

I have heard that the AANR affiliated resorts are the ones that ban any and all sex offenders, but that private non-affiliated resorts may allow sex offenders. I just want to enjoy nudism with my friend. I know she was really hurt and embarrassed by what happened, and I just want to help her. Does anyone here have any ideas or info that can help me?

The first thing I find interesting is that the poster fears being banned from nudist/naturist forums or being mistreated by fellow naturists just for asking a question about this.  Are the forums really that mean spirited?

The second thing: As a supporter of free business I think the resort has the right to ban certain people if they do not meet certain requirements.

The third thing: While I support the right of any business to makes their own rules, I find it frightening that you have to give your ID and then be subject to someone delving deep into your personal history like that, and then judging you by what they see.  It really makes you wonder just exactly does any resort you deal with do with such info they find and how much harm they can bring to you.

The fourth thing: At a time where I see so many resorts and naturists complaining about lack of new members and financial problems, I find it to be somewhat silly to ban people for their past from joining or visiting a naturist resort for even a day.  How do they expect to get any business if they block so many people?

The fifth thing: The poster seems to accuse the AANR of basically being a bunch of jerks and basically enforcing rules about sex offenders on just about any naturist resort that is a member of their group.  But he also wonders if non-affiliated resorts have easier rules.  I have heard other people complain over time about the AANR being somewhat draconian with their rules.  I don’t know how much of this is true though.

Well if anyone who follows this blog has any answers or opinions then post away!

 

How to Raise Naturist Kids Part 1

YNA series on how to raise naturist kids — an interview with naturist families and addressing a common question about naturism and dress codes! When parents decide to raise naturist kids or introduce their children to naturism, there are some common questions and concerns that tend to arise. Since we occasionally get emails from parents…

via YNA Guide: How To Raise Naturist Kids and Introduce Naturism Part 1 (via Young Naturists America) — clothes free life

Naturism vs. Nudism.

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.

Cold comforts during the chill of Winter.

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.

A nudist tells why she loves being nude — The Shaven Circumcised Nudist Life

Originally posted on All Nudist: Cherie Lidbury talks about how she feels more comfortable without clothes. Source: A nudist tells why she loves being nude

via A nudist tells why she loves being nude — The Shaven Circumcised Nudist Life