Month: March 2013

Private Nudism vs. Public Nudism (Story and Survey)

Still, despite all I have researched and written about this subject, I’m not quite sure about the benefits of public nudism, i.e. with absolute strangers. I’d love to hear from my readers about this particular angle: What are the benefits to you of nudism in public settings with other like-minded people? Is it a social thing for you? Or might it be simply a matter of convenience, i.e. you want to do it outdoors and have no other options but nudist resorts and beaches and pools?

See the whole story here and be sure to leave your comments:

Private Nudism vs. Public Nudism (Story and Survey)

Clothing Optional: NJ Nudist Clubs

“‘The most commonly misunderstood thing [about a nudist club] is that it must be a sexual environment and that nudists must be some sort of subculture wackos,’ says Sandy Kennedy, a 72-year-old retired banker and substance-abuse counselor from Manhattan who chairs the membership committee and serves on the Rock Lodge board. ‘The reality is that we are absolutely normal people, but we are no longer constrained by fear of our own bodies and other people’s bodies. And we are very comfortable being naked.’”

Full Disclosure: I am a member of Rock Lodge.

See the full article here:

Clothing Optional: NJ Nudist Clubs

Can we just take a minute to think about how, if I were to put up an identifiable nude picture of myself, on my own blog, taken in my own bathroom, it could come back around an ruin my life?

let’s just think about how, no matter what I do with my life – become a teacher, a lawyer, a scientist, a professor – a photograph of my naked body could render largely null and void the value that others would be willing to give to me.

It would not matter if I were a virgin – it would not matter if I meant them for a lover’s eyes only – it would not matter whether or not I did it for money – my own naked body could actually ruin my life and my work.

Can we just think about that? That is powerful, and not in a good way.

There’s a group of people that worry about this all the time..naturists! It can’t ruin every kind of career, but it is an issue. It shouldn’t be. It shouldn’t be an unforgivable crime to show anyone and everyone what your body looks like. What you look like basically. How does a nude photograph in any way reflect on how good of a teacher or scientist or lawyer you are? It doesn’t. We need to de-stigmatize nudity so people don’t have to worry about getting fired every time they go to a nude beach or every time they post a photo of themselves online. (via corybantics)

This is why I’m so amazed by and grateful for everyone who’s willing to put themselves out there (literally and figuratively), despite.

(via sselfishness)

I had to reblog this because TRUTH, and it had never occurred to me. I see naked bodies all the time in my line of work, & I have long since forgotten that’s even not normal. In fact, maybe I have the right of it in my line of work: bodies ARE normal. Every body is normal, & none of them should have the power to ruin our lives or careers just by existing in a natural state.

(via hillarygayle)

shit I worry about a lot.

(via slutofsubstance)


Danee Kane.

This young woman from Florida, USA, has been an important force in youth nudism for many years now.

She’s a big campaigner for top-freedom for women, a big believer in nudist life and her family are AANR members.  Currently she runs the International Youth Naturism Organisation.

Truly an inspirational young nudist.

4 April 2013: International Day to Defend Amina; she represents us

19 year old Tunisian Amina who posted a topless photo of herself bearing the slogan “my body belongs to me, and is not the source of anyone’s honour” has been threatened with death.

See the full story and petition here:

4 April 2013: International Day to Defend Amina; she represents us