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Protesting for Naturism/Nudism.

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?”

  1.  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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?

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.

Twitter for Naturists.

Twitter. We all know twitter. We all love it. Many others love it too. There can be people who pretend to be naturists and follow all the naturists they can round up. Only… these yokels aren’t naturists. Not nudists either. They’re out to collect images of nude people. Sometimes they are easily detectable because they…

via Twitter for naturists. Do you know these nifty things already? — Zjuzdme.org

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

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.

All-female cast perform NUDE version of Shakespeare’s Tempest in Central Park

All-female cast perform NUDE version of Shakespeare’s Tempest in Central Park

  • Members of Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society put on production of Shakespeare’s Tempest
  • Play was designed to highlight the restrictions that society places on people’s bodies, according to the group
  • All-female cast performed show over two day on Summit Rock in Central Park as part of the outdoor theater season
  • Toplessness is legal everywhere in New York, and while full nudity is usually banned, it is allowed in the name of art