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A Naturist Manifesto

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The Ethical Naturist

 

A Naturist Manifesto

An Ethical Naturist is a nudist who appreciates the beauty and benefits of Nature and whose nudism is guided by a moral consciousness that incorporates some or all of the following principles and values:

That the human body is intrinsically good and graceful, a miraculous gift for life and living that is worthy of care and celebration.

That social activity free of clothes and outside in Nature (especially when combined with healthful exercise and diet) promotes a healthy mind in a healthy body imbued with a bright spirit.

That personal honesty and authenticity grow from nothing being hidden and guide Naturists to treat others in an open, friendly and respectful manner.

That shedding one’s clothes is a way to shed one’s cares and experience serenity and peace while breaking from the fast pace and complexity of modern life.

That the sensations of sun, air and water on the whole body are simply pleasing and best enjoyed without clothes.

That to walk forests, fields and shorelines in a pure, naked state awakens one’s connectedness to all creation and fosters a reverence and love for Nature.

That being clothes-free allows one to tap into the innocent joy of being naked that one experienced as a child.

That stripping away the class and power distinctions of clothes is leveling and opens egalitarian interactions and friendships that otherwise would not take place.

That shared nudity improves body self-image and the acceptance of physical diversity in others.  By revealing the full range of body types, the flaws and imperfections of all bodies become commonplace, and bodily nonchalance supersedes bodily self-consciousness.

That nudity is not, in and of itself, an expression of sexual desire, interest or consent.  The conflation of nudity with sex is a manifestation of ill-conceived social conditioning, and the fallacy of it is revealed and broken by Naturist culture.

That modesty is a state of mind not a state of dress.  Without the concealment of “forbidden fruits” to feed prurient imagination, nudity becomes normatively de-sexualized, and modesty becomes a function of attitude and behavior, not the cloaking of body parts.

That Naturism reforms both male and female culture to a respectful balance.  The well-mannered conduct and gender equity of a Naturist setting can seem radical initially, particularly to an undressed female, but it is natural and becomes mundanely normal once acclimated.

That a sense of freedom, from judgement, shame and the conformist demands of society, is experienced when one is clothes-free.  Shedding the symbolic identity and public persona of one’s clothing is liberating and helps one to recognize and reclaim their authentic self.

That Naturism provides a healthy alternative to media-driven consumer culture.  It offers a respite from inherently sinful corporate interests that sexualize the body and promote extreme beauty-ideals to induce desire, shame, and body dissatisfaction for a profit.

That the highest standards of good and virtuous conduct are essential to form a trusting and comfortable environment for the practice of Naturism.  Respect for person and privacy are paramount and must be self-evident to all and without question.

That it is affirming to be in community with like-minded individuals that share the Naturist ethos and take joy in its practice.  As a minority in society, the collective reinforcement is comforting and gratifying.

All in all, despite popular misunderstanding and taboo, the experience one has as an Ethical Naturist seems closer to the way the world should be than the way it is.  Though not utopian by any means, well-managed Naturist settings offer an experience of moral community, free from the negative effects of clothes.  The many testimonies of Naturists speaking of joy, peace, freedom and friendliness make evident that this practice is fundamentally good and beneficial to the human condition.  To some, this truth is obvious.  To others, it can be learned.  To many though, it is stubbornly incomprehensible.  Ultimately, Naturism must be experienced to be understood, and those that confront and move through their prejudices and fears often undergo a personal transformation that is quite positive and, in some cases, profound.

As much fun as skinny-dipping (swimming naked) can be, there are a few considerations to keep in mind whenever we bare ourselves for an outdoor swim. Both the sunshine and the water hold the promise of a fruitful and happy experience, as humans, we also know that disaster often happens without reason and warning. Being aware of […]

via Skinny-Dipping Success! — ReNude Pride

Going Commando.

Just found a couple of funny articles about females going commando so I thought i would post them.

I Go Commando And So Can You: 14 Times No Underwear Is The Best Option

No Panties, No Problems: 11 Reasons Why Women Should Go Commando

I do support men and women going commando.  But i also understand the risks involved.  But as a Naturist I do see going without underwear as a mark of who we are.  We are people who do not want to wear clothes or feel that closes are a 24-hr necessity.  So going commando reaffirms our beliefs in a manner of speaking, or maybe showing or not showing.  Either way its up to you, but i enjoy going commando on the daily.

Oh and here are some links to some interesting shirts:

https://www.zazzle.com/naturist+tshirts

https://www.zazzle.com/go+commando+tshirts

Cold, Cold. Brrrr.

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.

Shaving.

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.

Welcome to the naked city: sun, swingers and very little shoplifting

Modernism and naturism meld at the world’s biggest nude town, Cap d’Agde in France, which swells to 40,000 people in summer. Could there ever be a naked metropolis? Phil Hoad exposes himself to nude urbanism.

Welcome to the naked city: sun, swingers and very little shoplifting

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We were born naked, but no one shows you the way back. I’ve just paid my €8 and walked through the pedestrian gate at Cap d’Agde’s world-famous naturist resort in the south of France. What now? A stark forecourt stretches out imposingly ahead. Is there somewhere to change, I ask the guard on the gate, as a group of baseball-capped lads stride blithely through. He nods at a set of lockers. But hauling down my kecks right here at the entrance feels wrong. Only one thing for it: do as naturists do, and make for nature. Several minutes and half a bottle of sun lotion later, I’m huddled tentatively in my birthday suit on a Mediterranean beach, one halloumi-hued Englishman in a griddle-pan of sizzling brown cheeks.

The entry procedure is a bit unforgiving, but beyond is something unique: a fully functioning town with largely naked citizenry, which grows to 40,000 in the summer. Only a day later, I’m happily part of a nude queue in the deli lining up for tabouli and octopus salad, while a hardbodied gay couple pore over a side of beef. Since the 1990s, Cap d’Agde has gained a lurid reputation as a meat market par excellence. Europe’s libertines and swingers flock here to participate in what Michel Houellebecq envisioned in his book Atomised as the perfect “sexual social democracy”. But every facet of ordinary city life is here, too: a bank, a post office, several supermarkets, concrete arcades lined with hairdressers, fishmongers, opticians and clothes boutiques. Throughout, fully dressed staff (a formality that apparently developed of its own accord) cater, with surreal nonchalance, to the great unclothed.

Nothing on this scale exists anywhere else in the world. Most naturist resorts are arcadian retreats from city life. Last year, Munich created six urban naked zones, but they were in secluded parkland. In 2012, the supposedly skin-friendly San Francisco chose to outlaw public nudity, except in specially sanctioned public events.

Well I know where I will be moving to when I retire.

Naked Eclipse Party!!!

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Naked Eclipse Party and Other Strange Rituals around the World

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!

Blogroll

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!