What is Nudism and Why Nude Recreation ? -
Being nude is fun, healthy, and good for the soul. It promotes body acceptance and awareness, age acceptance, freedom, self-esteem, self-confidence, and celebrates one of God’s greatest creations. Naturally, nudity keeps the body from the restrictions of clothing, which shift and compress our bodies, and exposes the body to the air and sun, which has numerous health benefits. The more aware we are of our bodies, the more likely we are to keep a healthy and active lifestyle. But we will also be less judgemental of others who don’t have the stereotypical and hyped “perfect” body.
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Being nude will help a society built around shame that the naked body does not equate to the sexual body. While people are nude in sexual situations, the mere presence of the nude body does not presume a sexual situation. The two can be as mutually exclusive as an apple and an orange. The naturist movement intends to enforce this value and show that the nude human body does not exist solely for sex or bathing, and that wholesomeness can walk hand in hand with nudity.
Normalizing nudity will take time. Meanwhile, we should respect the laws that make sense and challenge those that are oppressive. By being respectful of boundaries, no matter what we think of them, we might win over public favor.
We’re often too young to remember the freedom we felt as a toddler running around the house or the backyard nude. We had yet to be told that our bodies must be hidden and we had no awareness that our bodies would one day be seen as something we should be ashamed of. In other words, children are natural nudists.
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To protect yourself from the elements, clothing serves a purpose. But you shouldn’t wear clothes out of a sense of shame. We live in a society where a woman’s breasts or a man’s penis or even the rear end will be blurred out for public consumption, but the media shows little remorse for showing graphic violence unedited. The naked body is not disgusting, rude, or shameful. Being naked in public is about highlighting our collective humanity and should not result in persecution. As active members of society, nudists should be free to come together and celebrate the values of respect and wholesomeness brought upon by positive body awareness.
And besides, it’s fun! :-D
Who said that a cult movie fetish wouldn’t save the day?
(Source: rockrtiles, via cabding)
THL #19 - The Good Nudes and Bad Nudes
Another logistical argument, sorry.
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a bit of background on this strip.
when I was younger, my hippie-ish parents were into nudist colonies. from eight years old to my earliest teenage years, my parents would drag me out there every weekend.
I hated it there. there were very few kids my age, and we were all damned if we cooperated with this nude thing. but all the adults were there, hanging out in more ways than one. it seemed bizarre to me, and I was deeply ashamed of going.
regardless, living at such a place would definitely impact me one way or another. being a kid in a nudist colony was a tough go when you’re trying to learn about your sexuality, but perhaps it made me see things in a way that would inevitably lead to me doing a comic like sexy losers.
one of the things that clothes were No Big Deal. outside of the camp, clothes determined everything about you, your clothes were your social identity. but when everyone is naked, there were no more groups and divisions, and everyone was the same.
back in the real world, it always puzzled me why someone’s clothes would be the blame for something. especially rape. at the nudist colony, I saw a lot of naked people just doing living stuff. swimming, sunbathing, playing chess, talking at a bar, dancing, cooking, playing tennis, you name it. I also happened to see a lot of penises too. and never, ever, did I see anyone with a boner. ever.
so if men in the real world couldn’t control themselves if they saw a woman in “slutty” clothing, how come they can control themselves if everyone’s freaking naked? this inconsistency couldn’t be explained unless that idea that clothes “ask for it” was complete and utter bull. men can handle the clothing. they’re just looking for a way to victim blame.
anyways, that’s where this strip came from.
This is quite a serious issue represented in this comic strip. May it hit home.
Whoever said toasted Tinkies was a bad idea had no sense of imagination. Mmmm!
Excellent words of advice. MC
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Number 6 of 6please submit your articles or photo’s on nudism/naturism. My blog is about Nudism and Naturism. About how they are not inherently dirty or sexual, about how they are healthy and good for people of all ages. I encourage you to try non-sexual Nudism and Naturism. The International Naturist Federation defined naturism as “a lifestyle in harmony with nature, expressed through social nudity, and characterized by self-respect of people with different opinions and of the environment submit here
Exactly! Turn the News channel off and go play outside ;-)
I’m in the hotseat tonight at Lola Montez’s Ladies Night. Come throw questions at me :-)
Archetypical Expression: Afrikaburn 2013 -
Finally a little bit of my Afrikaburn 2013 adventures, chronicled on a day-by-day basis in the articles that follow with the occasional collection of photos attached or linked to.
This year marks my second trip to the Afrikaburn 2013 festival, my first experience in the middle of nowhere having been so awe-fulled and exciting, there can be no option but to repeat it.
I’ve prepared to travel to Burn from last year when we acquired our tickets. Beyond that, and in true Jai style, no further planning was done until a couple of weeks before Burn. Elouise was suppose to come through but work obligations forced her to sell off her ticket to Catalina, a visitor from Argentina. I would wind up sharing El’s tent with Catalina.
With no idea how I’d actually get to and back from the Burn, notices for transport were placed and scanned on the Facebook and Forum pages. At one point, I had three options available, settling with my friend Dani and her group of friends riding in a combi.
If you haven’t heard of Afrikaburn, I recommend visiting the website at www.afrikaburn.com and reading my take on last year’s Burn in Middle of Nowhere. This year’s theme was Archetypes. Theoretically, I should have chosen costumes and fitted in around this theme but I’m far too lazy to do such preparation. Heck, I barely confirmed transport a week before!
My adventures of Burn are chronicled on a day-by-day basis in the articles that follow with the occasional collection of photos attached or linked to. Naturally, I welcome comments, especially if you were there. And if you weren’t, read on to find out why, next year, you should be.
Onwards to day 1!