All posts tagged: nudity

I used to hide my body under towels, bathing suits, and oversize sweatshirts. Now I prefer not to cover it with anything at all

I Walk Around Naked as Much as Possible My skin is happiest when there is no fabric trying to bunch into its crevices. Deciding what to wear is a nuisance, and if I’m bloated, everything looks strained. If I have to pee quickly, it’s pleasant not having to unclasp, unbutton, or untangle. Sex is easiest without clothes. I love being naked. Luckily, I live on an acre of land and can walk to pretty much any part of the property without my white hiney and drained, breastfeeding boobs being spotted by human eyes (the squirrels can’t get enough). An unexpected delivery truck did once pull up the driveway when I was taking out the trash, my body unadorned with clothing — it was awkward. I have no desire to join a nudist colony — I wouldn’t know where to look when talking to someone. But I do wish clothing never became a “thing.” At least in Southern California, where it is usually warm enough to make clothing optional. If we never became accustomed to wearing …

“more than naked” by Austrian choreographer Doris Uhlich , Israel Festival

Austrian choreographer Doris Uhlich presents “More Than Naked” at the Israel Festival. “Without the body, you cannot do anything. You cannot write an email or make a phone call. Everything starts from it. I’m able to deal and concentrate on the body as a point of departure, an archive of our biography and also of the world. The body is a storage system; we store the world in our body. It’s very complex to deal with our body. In More Than Naked, we shake our flesh. I always say that when I shake the flesh and the body, I shake the archive and the system. The body is a brain. When I shake it, I active and mobilize my system,” she says. For Uhlich, nudity is not a provocation or a show stopper, it’s a necessity. Read more: The Jerusalem Post  

Genesia Alves on our attitude towards nudity?

Editor’s note: A thought-provoking opinion piece by Genesia Alves on various attitudes about nudity, male and female nudity, and public vs. private. It was interesting to see that the author didn’t make nudity the item in question when it came to public vs. private. Rather, the critical question was really about whether to open vulnerable moments to scrutiny from absolute strangers online. She also raises a probing question about consent of children when it comes to being exposed to such feedback. Excerpt: A picture by Heather Whitten of her husband holding her fevered son close, under a shower was taken down by Facebook for being inappropriate, specifically with regards to nudity. Both the photograph and the censorship raked up a predictable furore. Facebook has often been accused of policing women’s bodies, specifically breasts, while ignoring more serious issues like threats of violence against women and hate speech. But how we react to nudity, both public and private, is a combination of personal upbringing and the milieu. Traditionally, Indians really shouldn’t be bothered by nudity at all. Our tribals and ascetics are often unclothed. Only two …

Chelsea Handler on why she posts topless and nude images of herself

Chelsea Handler talks about why she posts topless and nude pictures of herself. Excerpts: ” Just because women have bigger breasts, we can’t be seen nude? We provide life and food to people and we’re shamed for that? If I was flat-chested would it be okay? If I’d had a mastectomy, would that be okay? Is it because we are going to arouse people that we can’t walk around with our boobs out? I wanted to desensitize it, so I [posted topless pictures of myself] over and over and over again. It shouldn’t make news when I pose naked. It should just be okay. If we want to walk around with our boobs out, I think that’s our prerogative.” “Posting nude pictures may have seemed like an impulsive move, but it was actually something that had been festering for years. As the youngest of six kids, I grew up spending summers on Martha’s Vineyard and I was always topless. All the pictures are of me in jean shorts, no shirt; with my brothers playing football. I remember one …

“HALT! ABORT! YOU’RE NOT WEARING ANY CLOTHES!”

In the Deep End: Skinny Dipping in Glasgow Picture the scene: you’re in what feels like a staffroom with around fifteen people. A reassuringly scratchy carpet underfoot, the familiar crackle of polystyrene cups buckling in idle hands. Conversation is easy, everything is normal. Run-of-the-mill, even. Oh – except everyone’s absolutely bollock and nipple naked. Including you. For many, the scenario above is the stuff of brie-before-bed nightmares, a screengrab from an archived 4oD documentary, or a stage-fright coping technique. For me, it was Sunday night, and I’d been invited to join Glasgow Continental’s weekly naturist swimming event – an opportunity for a wee dip, Lycra-free at Arlington Baths. We were sharing a cup of tea (naked) and I was working up the nerve to go swimming (also naked). After all, when in Arlington, do as the Romans did. Or something like that. Attending a naturist event was a terrifying prospect. I’m a total prude when it comes to my own body, and have been since childhood. My grandmother learned this in Beamish when I fell …

Naked and Unashamed?

For years, I’ve erred on the side of modesty. Maybe we need a little nudity after all. I’ve heard Christians say that if we still lived in the Garden of Eden, we would all be walking around naked. The story in Genesis 2 seems to support this idea. It was only after God confronted Adam and Eve about their tragic and rebellious decision to eat the fruit that they realized they were naked. It was only after that choice that they experienced shame. And so God, in a gracious and comforting indication of his ongoing love for them, clothes them even as he sends them out. Without sin, would everyone be naked all the time? Perhaps we should start a Christian nudist colony, in which we all claim our status as the ones who need not feel any shame before God because of the work Christ has done for us. Or perhaps we should look forward to walking around naked in heaven. My kids would certainly be excited about that prospect read more – Source: …