Month: August 2013

Worried About Declining Numbers of Young Naturists? Maybe Try Befriending Some

Originally posted on Get Naked, Get Awesome:
Photo (C) 2004 Southern California Naturist Association. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. One of the things I read time and again on naturist websites, blogs and in magazines is the concern the older generation of naturists has that there are relatively few young people getting into the lifestyle socially, and the fear they have that naturism will “die out” as a result. The majority of naturists are 40 and over.  Thats perhaps to be expected, as practising naturism socially is something that in reality requires a great deal of personal freedom, financial liberty and willingness to sacrifice other social interests in pursuit of a nude lifestyle – qualities more often found in older people than in younger ones, who are more beholden to families, work, textile friends and financial commitments. There are plenty of other reasons why more older people than younger people become naturists, though – far too many to explore in one article, and so many diverse ones that it is difficult to provide a…

Nudism compassion and spirituality 

Nudism, Compassion and Spirituality (via http://zjuzdme.org) A post I located on Facebook. (Copied here in full as not everyone is on there, and it’s too good not to share.) Nudism, Compassion and Spirituality Friends, wish to share some insights about Naturism and the spiritual values associated with it……   via Blogger http://homeclothesfree.blogspot.com/2013/08/nudism-compassion-and-spirituality.html

Nudism compassion and spirituality

Nudism, Compassion and Spirituality (via http://zjuzdme.org) A post I located on Facebook. (Copied here in full as not everyone is on there, and it’s too good not to share.) Nudism, Compassion and Spirituality Friends, wish to share some insights about Naturism and the spiritual values associated with it……

Armand Rassenfosse (1862 – 1934, Belgian)

Originally posted on LA CONCHIGLIA DI VENERE:
Le peignoir jaune Le bonnet hongrois La marchande de masques Poyette Femme à la toilette Femme à l’éponge Servante title unknown Nu au bonnet G. dort et ronfle Nu couché vu de dos Nu féminin de dos à la toilette Jeune sorcière Etude de femme nue et assise title unknown A Seated Nude Standing Nude Yvonne Nu assise Nu assis Nu au drap blanc Nu debout Delphine And Hippolyte – Les deux femmes damnées Joie de mère La toilette The Dancer – A Study Geste de danse Nu assis Promesses d’un visage (Les Fleurs du Mal) Lecture Erotique  

Living the Nudist Life

Originally posted on Vegannakedpagan:
Yesterday, my wife and I went to our club, Empire Haven.  The weather was perfect and we had a great time.  As usual we spent most of our time hanging out around the pool.  Is that a poor choice of words?  Anyway, I kept thinking how wonderful it felt to be there.  I love living the nudist life. I’m sure there are many different reasons why people enjoy living the nudist life. For me it is all about freedom and relaxation. I know I can’t do it justice, but when I am at our club, or some other naturist venue, I get this deep down feeling of freedom.  It is a freedom to be who I am, and a freedom to allow others to be who they are.  There is no clothing to say “I’m a doctor,” or “I’m a dock worker.”  When we are living the nudist life, we are all just human beings and we are unafraid to acknowledge that fact.  We all have flaws and no one is…

Words up when labels help and hurt nudism/naturism

A recent conversation about what constitutes a naturist among some nude bloggers and tweeters spurred this post. The question is not new nor is the practice of attaching labels to various practices or persons to be able to quickly determine whether they are friend or foe. The thing is in today’s social environment labels are becoming less and less useful. When we all lived in small towns and other closed environments labels were effective ways to create social order and communicate the parameters of that order. When people knew each other and had an agreed upon set of norms and others things that created meaning in social intersection labels were very helpful. They helped us developed a shared understanding and know the social boundaries. Now time in a time of global interaction in cyber space I don’t think labels are as useful. That doesn’t mean we don’t need or should not use words to define things. It means that over time the meaning of words get up for grabs. We should not assume the meaning a word carried  in …