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What does it take for a person to decide to be clothes free ? Guest contributor verygary

The average (below average?) person needs to be nudged into understanding that nudity mainly involves familiarity with the practice, and that once anyone quits wavering between the dangers and joys, s/he may then take that first step. If there’s a way to help someone make that decision to try being comfortably dressed or undressed around friends, maybe that person could be coached into understanding it without being coaxed into doing something unwillingly. Just do it. That sounds easy enough, but a person does need to be okay with the clothes free  idea: the idea that being uncovered does not automatically mean being dangerously harmful. A first experience that happens to turn out comfortable can contribute to the success of the attempt, but actual nudity needs to feel intriguing yet possible — possible but not overwhelming — achievable, and above all, acceptable, but if even you cannot “just do it” you can still make a decision that nudity might be socially okay in relaxed situations. One more time: to agree to a clothes free  life doesn’t …

WNBR Manchester report – guest contributor John Harding

Three weeks ago I did something that I had been wanting to do for years; I took part in a World Naked Bike Ride. Previous years had fallen on family occasions or work commitments and I had been unable to attend the nearest ride, in Manchester, which is around 20 miles from my countryside home. This year, I was working in London on the Friday and spent an additional day in the capital city so I could attend my first WNBR on Saturday 11th June. My journey started at my parents’ house at the end of the Underground network, and a mere mile ride down to the local station. There are strict rules on London trains where cyclists can take bicycles, and my journey ended an hour later at Baker Street which is where I had to depart. The London WNBR has six different start points; those starting at Regents Park, Hyde Park and Kings Cross ride through London to Piccadilly Circus where all three groups converge. A bit further on, the cyclists from Tower …

on being clothes free in the Caribbean – guest contributor A Harrison

My clothes free life and musings I am a resident of Jamaica in the Caribbean. I have been a nudist for many years and i enjoy the practice. I personally have a nude yoga practice and i enjoy practicing yoga clothes free however nudity is not acceptable in Jamaica. I teach yoga to various individuals and wish to impart the liberating aspects of yoga to them Naturism is a lifestyle in harmony with nature, expressed through social nudity, and characterized by self-respect of people with different opinions and of the environment. We were born naked and should stay that way. There is nothing shameful or dirty about the human body. In fact it is clothing which causes sexual perversion; humans are always tempted by that which is hidden. Clothing suffocates and weakens the body which needs to breathe and absorb sunlight in order to function properly. The chemicals and detergents used to make and clean our clothes are detrimental to our health. Nakedness is natural. The first humans were clothed in a bright light or …

can we talk? – a barefoot connection to clothes free life – verygary

Some requests can be too demanding until a couple comes together to honestly negotiate them. Some subjects are taboo until a group decides that it can honestly discuss them. It is almost impossible to introduce the subject of nudity into a conversation. If the discussion begins to get serious, someone is likely to automatically dismiss the subject with, “Why would anybody even want to be naked?” and the possibility of nudity is promptly dropped. Then so is the possibility of any discussion. Nude activity feels too shameful even to be discussed. Barefooting is another subject that is almost as difficult to introduce into a conversation. Going barefooted is next to illegal. I want to suggest a parallel for talking about taboo subjects. Whenever someone voices reluctance to talk about a subject, then it needs to be introduced sideways ­­ sidewise. In places that frown on barefooted people, a person is not allowed to discuss the reason for going barefoot: shoes are required and there is no reason to discuss any further. For example, our county …

how to live a philosophy

Usually on a Sunday a blog post called Sunday Noon Nudist from author P.Z. Walker finds its way to my email inbox. Today I was grateful to find an additional gift, this contribution on the practical application of naturist philosophy. Since our newly announced mission statement “Giving life to naturism’s ideals and nudism’s practice” was in part inspired by Paul I am happy to share this contribution with you. Thank you Paul for your books and the way YOU so powerfully give life to naturist ideals and nudist practice  – EarlD editor in chief clothesfreelife.com How to live a philosophy? Or: what to do with naturism when it comes to putting it into practical life? Naturism according to Wikipedia: According to the XIV Congress of the International Naturist Federation (Agde, France, 1974), naturism is: a way of life in harmony with nature characterised by the practice of communal nudity with the intention of encouraging self-respect, respect for others and for the environment. That sounds wonderful. Harmony with nature. Great, that gives us a healthier environment. …

Don’t be facebooked – Get reddit the FB alternative

“Nudism will not be Facebooked” – Guest writer @nudistnerd /r/nudism redditor We’re given 24 golden hours everyday but mere nanoseconds to catch the attention of friends and family on Facebook and likewise for them. Posts ranging from political rhetoric to your parents just learning about the Harlem Shake all share the same space. Often what you see at the front of the page was a carefully calculated algorithm working with a commercialized slant. That’s why FB always tend to switch itself to “Top stories” instead of “most recent” – it’s dictating what it thinks you should see. It’s because of this system we see “clickbait” today. What happened the good stuff? Enter nudism.reddit.com. For those who don’t know: Reddit is a a social media platform (e.g Twitter and yes Facebook) where every niche has a community. From fountain pens to pictures of cats giving high fives, there are communities for everything. What makes reddit different and all the more useful and enjoyable is unlike Facebook, Reddit doesn’t decide what you see! Other users judge the …

Reconnecting the disconnected -Guest Opinion blog Indigenous Earthling

As an American cultural minority community naturists must identify, address, discuss, and reconcile any overt or de-facto policy mandates at the national level which affect us locally. We must initiate/continue the discussion with the U.S. National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior to recognize that naturism is a cultural minority practice traditionally enjoyed in natural settings such as national parks, beaches, lakes, streams, forests, hiking trails, and other secluded, sparsely populated public reserve lands. Many Native African and Native American peoples, as well as indigenous peoples throughout the world historically lived harmonious, mostly naturist lifestyles in such settings, before foreign cultural invasions. Prominent American naturists include historical individuals such as Benjamin Franklin, John Quincy Adams, Lyndon Johnson, and many others past and present (see Famous Naturists below). The practice of naturism harms no one, and the fact that it may offend today’s widely held prejudices and majority sensitivities is no excuse for its unconstitutional criminalization and unfair stigmatization.

Getting fit clothes free

“I always guessed it would be a shock for anyone who saw me hiking naked that first time a few years ago. When it did happen, I thought I’d picked a good spot. Out in the middle of the Yorkshire countryside, miles from the nearest town and marked trails. Still, the reaction wasn’t a negative one. The couple who passed me were long-time ramblers, and rather than look away they stopped, smiled (after giving me the once over) and after I offered to cover up, we had the most interesting chat. The couple, although not active nudists, were fascinated in my nude hiking and engaged in a long series of questions about how, why and when I got in to it? Like most nudists, I enjoyed the feeling of fresh air on my body. Being able to appreciate the countryside in my natural unclothed state was something that just felt right. The couple nodded enthusiastically and admitted that they were often naked in their garden during the summer and seeing me had inspired them to …

Beyond Labels Guest Blog Chris Farmer

It must be said that I object to being called any kind of -ist or that I practice any kind of -ism. I suppose that makes me an anti-Ismist. Your typical Ismist would, at this stage, proudly haul up the flag of Nudism or Naturism. He would declare is Nudism and tell the world he was a Nudist. If I were an Ismist, I should probably do the same, but I just cannot bring myself to do it. As it happens, I naturally incline to being naked whenever it is feasible – at home, at the beach, at a resort, in the sauna, elsewhere where it does not lead to gawking and arrest. Does this qualify me as a Nudist? Even though I am compelled to be dressed more than 90% of my life? I neither dress nor undress to redress a societal cause.