All posts tagged: naturism

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 …

Nudism/Naturism: Battle on the beaches

Originally posted on Jillian Page: Reflections on life in the global village:
An issue has flared up on a couple of clothing-optional beaches in Canada — specifically, Wreck Beach in Vancouver and Hanlon’s Point in Toronto. Apparently, some naturists are telling visitors in textiles that they must be naked to use the beaches, according to an article by the Canadian Press, which is dubbing the whole affair “a turf battle between nude bathers and their clothed counterparts.” At first glance, it seems somewhat petty, and possibly criminal. After all, these are clothing-optional beaches, which means people in bathing suits and such are allowed to be there. And, as one person who was told by nude men to remove her clothes says in the article, she was a newbie to the scene and “wanted to do things at my own pace. If I decide to (undress) or not, that’s my choice.” Her argument sounds reasonable to me. All naturists were beginners once, and we all moved at our own pace. But the naturists are saying they…

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 …

People who live a naturist lifestyle bare all

This Is What It’s Like To Live Most Of Your Life Naked firmly believe that if you want to experience euphoria sans drugs, all you have to do is take off your bra after a long workday. And post-shower, you can often find me wrestling my freshly-lotioned legs into a pair of jeans, muttering questions like, “Why can’t I just live my life naked?” The thing is, I can. And some people do. Nudists and naturists participate in plenty of normal activities like swimming, camping, and karaoke without clothes. The degrees of nudity vary—some people are naked pretty much all the time, while others reserve it for social events every so often. But to hear them tell it, life is much better in the nude.  read more – Source: Self Magazine curator’s note  Serenity Hart This half not indecent/embrace Naked and Felicity Jones Of YNA featured

The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran.

You may wonder what this is about. The Prophet is not a book on naturism. Of course you knew that already but I just added it for clarity. Still, there is something about this book that intrigues me because it points out a lot of things that many people, also these days, seem to have forgotten. There is a particular part in the book that I want to highlight here. On Clothes. And the weaver said, “Speak to us of Clothes.” And he answered: Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful. And though you seek in garments the freedom of privacy you may find in them a harness and a chain. Would that you could meet the sun and the wind with more of your skin and less of your raiment, For the breath of life is in the sunlight and the hand of life is in the wind. Some of you say, “It is the north wind who has woven the clothes to wear.” But shame was his …

younger nudists jumping ship here’s why

We Asked a Young Nudist Why Young People Aren’t Nudists Anymore Jones tells me that the memberships of national naturist organizations have been decreasing in popularity over the last few decades. Both the American Association for Nude Recreation and The Naturist Society are in decline, although Jones suggests their pricing models may be to blame. A weekend away at a naturist resort can easily set you back $500. Despite this, society and young people in general are becoming more accommodating of public nudity. According to a 2015 study from the Naturist Education Foundation, over a third of Americans had tried social skinny dipping or nude sunbathing (up from 15 percent in 1983), while over a quarter of Americans would consider going nude at a clothing-optional beach (with 43 percent of 18 to 29 year olds willing to try it). In Jones’ view, established naturist clubs are failing to connect with potential nudists. “The big problem in the nudist world today is a lack of marketing savvy. Most nudist clubs’ websites look like they haven’t been …

People who live a naturist lifestyle bare all

This Is What It’s Like To Live Most Of Your Life Naked I firmly believe that if you want to experience euphoria sans drugs, all you have to do is take off your bra after a long workday. And post-shower, you can often find me wrestling my freshly-lotioned legs into a pair of jeans, muttering questions like, “Why can’t I just live my life naked?” The thing is, I can. And some people do. Nudists and naturists participate in plenty of normal activities like swimming, camping, and karaoke without clothes. The degrees of nudity vary—some people are naked pretty much all the time, while others reserve it for social events every so often. But to hear them tell it, life is much better in the nude.  While you may have heard of nudists, chances are you’re a little less familiar with naturists. Although the terms are often used interchangeably, some people believe certain nuances classify them as two different bodies. “We define nudism as being more about the actual nudity, while naturism has more of …

caravan magazine explores the world of naturism

Naturism – a bum deal? “You need to pace yourself with naturism,” Janet explains. “Arriving on site and setting up your van and awning, with all your clothes on, is perfectly acceptable. But, the following morning, the pressure is on – this is when the giggles start.” However, it didn’t take long for our body-conscious contributor to get comfortable, taking the next step in shedding the layers and joining the uncovered crowds. read more -Source: Out and about live

naturism’s dirty little secret that you should know

Naturism has a dirty little secret and it’s time it was exposed. Shh.. Come closer and I will tell you.  Are you ready for this? Can you handle the truth? Well,  like it or not here is the one thing some naturists and nudists don’t want you to know. NATURISM NUDISM AND CLOTHES FREE LIVING DOESN’T SOLVE ALL THE WORLD’S PROBLEMS? WHY? WE ARE HUMAN BEINGS Yes that’s it! It is out of the bag! Naturists, nudists and people who practice clothes free living are human beings. Contrary to conventional wisdom we  aren’t freaks, we aren’t pervs we aren’t crazy, we aren’t social misfits, we aren’t hippies, (well some of us aren’t), we are human beings. We come from all walks of life. We come in all shapes and sizes. We are historically and increasing diverse, and guess what? We don’t all think alike. We don’t all believe the same things. We aren’t all liberals, we aren’t all conservatives. We aren’t all old, we aren’t all young. What does it mean that we are human …