All posts tagged: Male

Tired of Only Seeing Female Nudes In Museums? Abigail Ekue Has You Covered

(NSFW) With so many female nudes featured in art museums, photographer Abigail Ekue is set to even out the score. Originally inspired to simply add a few male nudes to her portfolio, Abigail has since put together a much-hyped book, Bare Men: A Male Nude Photo Series (coming out Fall 2016), and has already displayed her collection in a pop up at The Living Gallery in Brooklyn   Source: Tired of Only Seeing Female Nudes In Museums? Abigail Ekue Has You Covered

2014 Photoshoot examines contrary social representations of the black male body

PORTRAITS CHALLENGE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE BLACK MALE BODY (NSFW) You write that the black male body is “the most hated body in popular American culture and/or society.” Could you elaborate on the roots and consequences of this prejudice? “Pathology is something that many people feel is too over-talked to discuss—there is so much stigma around it (even in 2014!), but pathology is real because it is what many people navigate the world through. I think an excellent example comes from bell hooks’s essay “Eating The Other.” She talks about the pathology of the black male body and its relationship to primitiveness, slavery, labor and pain. She also links pathology to commercialism and how blackness is fetishized and hyper-eroticized in mainstream media. This creates a false idea of otherness; of black bodies being hypersexual, hyperviolent and hyperaggressive (she links hypersexuality to violence and primitiveness). There are many layers, and pathology’s relationship to athleticism and sports culture is a fascinating one. “As far as consequences go, there are too many. I think the reaction to Ferguson is …

The resort problem of the single male

The Single Male Naturist Well we have done quite well to date and have had a great number of really nice guys and girls who are single come to stay with us at Vassaliki. We have had a few bad eggs who got in but we removed them as soon as we were aware that they were there only to look and stare. So how do we do it? We believe it is the first point of contact the guest makes to the resort. Most of the time it is by email, so be careful this can easily be misconstrued by the recipient. What I suggest is calling the resort and speaking to the owners. We are very happy to discuss your holiday with you and discuss dates and accommodation requirements. Our policy is to allow singles on the resort as long as we still maintain a good gender balance of guests to give everyone a comfortable and pleasant naturist experience. If we cannot take your booking for the dates you give us we will …

Shock Horror

Originally posted on CasuallyBuff:
Daily Mirror What is BBC1 coming too? A PENIS! On TV! Just after the watershed, with no warning! The social media hue and cry was a joy to behold. The epic Tolstoy masterpiece and tome is serialised exceptionally well by BBC and this week’s 5th episode was ambling along nicely. Prince Bolkovsky magnanimously ordered his troops, on the retreat in 1812 from Napoleon, to bathe in a lake.  Presumably they were beginning to hum. War & Peace Glimpse of Reality As he approached the lake on horseback, the water was filmed teeming with naked soldiers. One of the soldiers waded out of the water towards him to invite Bolkonsky to join them, and in so doing offered affronted/excited/delighted viewers an ever so brief glimpse of his not insubstantial dick. Now, as a naturist, I thought it was good to see a bit of non-sexual nudity on the box for a change. The object of comment is common for people of our clothes-free ilk and passed me by far more than the mutilated half-man at Borodin and the leg amputation…

Clothes Free Yogi January -Isaac

The clothes free yogi you should know for January is Isaac. When we did our firstfeature of clothes free yogis Isaac unfortunately missed the cut off date. So when we decided to add it as a regular feature he came to mind immediately. So he is our first clothes free yogi of 2016 and the first man to be featured. We want to introduce you to this multi-faceted clothes free yogi, we think you should know. My name is Isaac McCrimmon. I am a 32 year old, single father of two residing in Reading, Pennsylvania. I am a veteran of the United States Navy and I am currently working as a Massage therapist, Yoga instructor and a Chef. It’s fairly easy to judge a man after taking a single look. What’s difficult, is taking the necessary time to understand his heart. Give him the chance to bare his soul for you, and I promise you that he will. I see this after coming to face with a judgement call that, at first, I was offended by …

Men, Manliness, and Being Naked Around Other Men

interesting read on male gymnophobia Men, Manliness, and Being Naked Around Other Men But certain aspects of the tradition of naked competition still existed when I was a young man growing up in Chicago in the early 1960’s. One of my worst experiences was being forced to swim in the nude in high school. This was a common practice in Chicago and other large city schools until the 1970’s. You had a choice: either swim in the nude for four years of high school or take ROTC to get a waiver. Envision 30 young boys at various stages of puberty, with a wide variety of body shapes, lining up so the coach, in his well-fitted swimsuit, could take attendance. There was my dramatically overweight friend with his eyes staring straight at the ground and my other friend, a “late bloomer,” just waiting for the inevitable insults about his manhood. There was also the constant anxiety that a pubescent erection could appear at any time. You could only hope that you were already in the pool …

male nudity and the collective unconscious

I have been thinking about the greater amount of men versus women who are practicing nudists. After viewing a couple of vintage videos that showed that up until recently is was much more socially aceptable for men than women to participate in nude activities.  I wondered if male nudity is something embedded deeply in the collective unconscious of humanity. The collective unconscious is a concept developed by psychologist Carl Jung. It posits the idea humanity has collective unconscious mind that independently shapes and organizes human experiences. This consists of universal inherited preexisting forms, images and representations shared by every culture and group of people in human kind. When these representations are personified Jung calls them Archetypes. Following that thought I am suggesting that one of those universal representations is the nude male. Throughout history the image of the nude male has bubbled up from the collective unconscious to symbolize many things in many cultures. I think that it is this unconsciously pervasive cultural image of the male nude versus our female counterparts that drawsmaybe even …