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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.

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.

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!

 

Some afterthoughts.

After looking at two articles that I recently reblogged; I thought back to my experience at Carolina Foothills.  I came to realize that I got a very good dose of what was described in both of those posts when i went there.  The feeling i got there at CF was somewhat stifling. I still remember how my guide answered a lot of my questions with a sense of distaste.  I remember her saying that a number of their members wanted to keep the fact that they were naturists a secret because of their public lives.  I may be wrong about this; but the feeling i got from the staff and people at Carolina Foothills was that new people weren’t wanted unless they fit a very specific criteria, i.e. straight and straight laced married, white couples in their 40’s or older, preferably with their children being grown, out of the house and not with them.

My experience and the feelings i got from that time has led me to the conclusion that there may be a number of naturist clubs like this.   The clubs are where people come to be naked and get away from the world.  They see these secluded little nude venues as escapes and as their private little place in the world; and that no one else should enter and disturb the peace they feel.  Believe me when i tell you that i understand those feelings, but it doesn’t help the club very much if new people are made to feel like outsiders unless they fit some stringent criteria.

I now wonder if people like this could be considered at true Naturists?  I doubt they are nude at home unless it’s in the shower.  But i am not being judgmental, just wondering about these.  Are resorts that are much more open and well known, more welcoming of people.  Or is it just because its in the South and people are still so prudish.  I doubt i”ll find a answer any time soon.

Loneliness.

Over the last few weeks i have done very little with this blog.  I have been busy spiritually and physically these last few weeks.  But one thing stuck out in my mind and that was the fact that it is kind of lonely as a Naturist here in South Carolina.  Not because there are so few of us, but because there are no open Naturist events here.  The WNBR avoids this state every year.  I read about so many Naturist events on the many blogs i follow and never a mention of anything in South Carolina.  It makes me wonder whats going on.  Are there laws against any of these events happening.  Or do people think that South Carolina is too prudish to allow such things?  Maybe I’ll call the WNBR and ask them to come to my state one day.  It would be nice to have something like that here.