Month: May 2014


               It’s all about feeling very comfortable in your own skin with total confidence while you’re playing with your”Nude La’ Hoop”like a kid all over again.Now this is how to have fun with your nudity like you naturally mean it…and enjoy it!!


Opinion: It’s time to normalize breastfeeding

“It is time to normalize breastfeeding. Whether a woman chooses to breast or bottle feed is a very personal choice and again, guiding that decision process is not the purpose of this article. My intention is to highlight breastfeeding as a normal and acceptable routine.

The hangups that we have as adults in relation to breastfeeding are related to our societal feelings that breasts are sexual and NOT for feeding. This is a societally developed mindset which needs to be adjusted.”

(via Lina Esco Wants Women to Go Topless | Interview | Playboy)

Although it is legal in most states for women to go topless in public, many are still arrested if they try it. What gives? Actress, director and activist Lina Esco set out to answer this question in her indie feature film, Free the Nipple. For Esco, and supporters such as Miley Cyrus and Lena Dunham, the right to go topless is about equality. “No more double standards,” Esco says.

PLAYBOY: You filmed Free the Nipple in New York. How did bystanders react to dozens of topless women?

“We live in a country where obscenities are defined largely by things sexual instead of things related to war and killing and hatred. What kind of a world is that?”
– Hugh Hefner

ESCO: Before shooting, we decided to test reactions by going topless at Occupy Wall Street. Within minutes we were surrounded by hundreds of people. And you know what? After 15 minutes they started talking to us or tuning out. Everyone realized they’re just boobs.

PLAYBOY: Acceptance of nudity is a societal problem. It’s why censorship exists. But is there value in seeing more breasts on network TV?

ESCO: I don’t know if America is ready to take that big of a risk, but it could be in the future. Acceptance starts with a conversation, and that’s the goal of the film: to start a conversation.

PLAYBOY: What’s the conversation?

ESCO: Let’s talk about how much violence is on film and TV. The glorification of violence is unhealthy for our society. My film includes a quote from Hugh Hefner that gets right to the point: “We live in a country where obscenities are defined largely by things sexual instead of things related to war and killing and hatred. What kind of a world is that?”

PLAYBOY: Is there any hope?

ESCO: Yes. There are so many ideological shifts happening right now, from gay marriage to legalizing marijuana, because of a rising generation of men and women who believe in equality and independence. It’s all happening so fast, it’s amazing.

Workers across the street from Enisa Bilajac’s office caught her sunbathing in her office in the nude.
A Bosnian judge was fired — and then rehired — for stripping naked in her office during a bizarre morning ritual. Enisa Bilajac, 35, was caught in the buff by people working across the street. After spying her through the oversized windows, they took risqué photos of Bilajac sunbathing and doing some leg raises on her back, The Mirror reported. The X-rated snaps landed “her honor” in some serious trouble after they were leaked to the press — and the Supreme Court in Sarajevo dismissed her for tarnishing the court’s reputation. But the decision was reversed after the nudist proved the door to her office was locked and that she never meant for anyone to see her au naturel, The Mirror reported. (via Nudist judge rehired after sunbathing scandal blows over in Bosnia – NY Daily News)

The blog is back
Posted on April 26, 2014 by Graham
Did you miss me? Actually I’m glad to see from the site stats and some of the comments that have been posted on here that you’ve all been dropping in from time to time even without me having written anything for a while. It’s good to know that some of you have found my random ramblings useful, and has reassured me that it’s worth keeping this blog going. Not that I was ever really in any doubt of course, but it’s good to have a bit of affirmation from time to time. So what have I been up to since I was last here? Well not much nude stuff I have to admit (except for a couple of quick trips to Sheppey as you can see from the photo above), but I did run a literary festival, and have been extensively promoting my books. I’ve also been catching up with a lot of outstanding work around the house and have turned the garden into a wasteland ready for some heavy remodelling work once I get back from Cannes. Ah yes, Cannes. I’m off to the film festival there in a couple of weeks. I’ll tell you more about that nearer the time. (via The blog is back | Nude is not Rude)


The Stolen Child (2013)

Where dips the rocky highland
Of Sleuth Wood in the lake,
There lies a leafy island
Where flapping herons wake
The drowsy water rats;
There we’ve hid our faery vats,
Full of berrys
And of reddest stolen cherries.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.

—from The Stolen Child, William Butler Yeats, 1889

(via An Outgoing Nudist – My Naked Life & Dreams: Truth or Bare – Or Both!)

Truth or Bare – Or Both!
Welcome to today’s post and thank you readers for your continued interest in this site! It’s a rather gloomy weekend with rain and cooler temperatures! Why is it that during the week, when I must work to pay the bills, we have gorgeous, sunny, Spring days? However, when the weekend arrives, it is chilly and overcast! Grrrrr! I think we are going to have a wet Spring! Murphy’s Law I suppose! Oh well, the temperatures are improving (inside & out) – so I am moving about freely doing my morning routine with no clothes, enjoying naked coffee, and writing to my readers!

Recently, I had a birthday! Thankfully, nobody bought me clothes! Ha! What a waste of money! My birthdays are always spent with good friends; I receive a mix of funny & thoughtful cards; there’s usually cake involved; and, usually a celebration meal with friends and a wee bit of wine-induced debauchery! But, seriously, I find myself a very happy (and naked) “middle age’r” these days. I am blessed with good friends (several nudists) and family. I am gainfully employed and I have enough money to do the things I want and still pay the bills – on time! I am blessed and fortunate.

Another birthday is fast approaching – the one year mark for this blog! In my first post (not knowing if anybody would ever read or take seriously my thoughts), I wrote the following: “I have hated wearing clothes since I can remember. I don’t really know how my family feels about nudity or social nudity – I have never asked or discussed it with them. I can remember when I was on my own at home, I treasured my nude time alone without the confines of clothes.”

A lot can change in a year and for the positive! I still love being naked and out of the confines of my clothes. By blogging, I shared the fact that I am a nudist with my friends and family (who still accept and love me unconditionally, while supporting my choice of a clothesfree life) and moreover feel that I am doing my part to promote the nudist lifestyle. Recently, a nudist friend and I exchanged e-mails. He (Jeff) wrote: “You and I share something special, so I try and do all I can to promote our lifestyle too.” It occurred to me, “the bare truth,” that people are reading my blog, it is making a difference, and I (we!) are NOT alone in promoting and educating readers and people in general about social nudism. BTW, thanks Jeff for your constant support personally, by promoting my blog, and doing your part as well to help educate people.

Another interesting “bare truth” came to me last week while I was chatting with a new, nudist acquaintance in the Nudist Room on iSpQ. The nudist lives in Germany and expressed that while most of Germany loves nudism, most people don’t talk about it. If my new friend is reading the blog today – welcome! Glad to have you aboard. I was a little surprised, because European countries seem to be so much further ahead in the social nudist movement than most places. So many people, don’t talk about nakedness or only in very hushed tones! But, I will. It’s so funny, we come into the world naked and then we QUICKLY get dressed! And for the most part, people stay dressed / covered until the inevitable, mortality, catches up with them. But why (I seem to search for answers to a lot of the “why” questions when discussing / pondering / promoting social nudism)? Why get dressed?

Part of it is because we are still uncomfortable and not at ease with our naked bodies or those of others. As I have said in other posts, we put so many unnecessary “shields and barriers” between our naked bodies and the outside world. We tattoo them, we pierce them, place fancy (and expensive) garments on them, shave / groom them, etc. – but to be naked as the day we were born – well we AVOID that at all costs! In addition to these things being unnecessary, many are EXPENSIVE!

The idea that the body is perverse and needs to be regulated is a perversion of our own mind and reflection of our own suffering! Historically speaking, clothing is a modern invention, and something most of us despite coming into the world nude, have developed an attachment to, so much that most people are terrified to bare all socially or in public. Thinking about birthdays and anniversaries, I am reminded of the first time that I socialized with fellow nudists, went to a public nude beach, and as recently begun to socialize nude with my textile friends. Each experience, for me personally, shared a common thread: The second that I dropped my clothes – I instantly accepted my body for what it is – JUST my body! Insecurities about my body shape, penis, etc. vanished there and then (never to return) and have NEVER been embarrassed or ashamed since! We all like to look our “best,” but why not our naked best?

So, as I embrace being a “middle age’r” (although some say middle age is some obscure number such as 53 – which would mean I have a decade or so to go to “middle age” – woo hoo!), my only regret, is not realizing sooner what a positive role social nudism and the nudist lifestyle would play in my life! Every day, doctors, lawyers, IT specialists, insurance agents, etc. let it all “hang out” in the name of nudism and “body confidence.” I believe nudism is socialism in its purest form! Only by shedding shields / barriers and the “bling” of the crazy world, can we be free from judging one another! In the buff, we’re all equal! Truth or Bare! Or, Bare and Share! In the nude, life IS good! It’s the bare truth!

Speaking of bare truth or the truth of one’s “bareness,” I always welcome followers who might be interested in “guest blogging” regarding their own “bare truths,” views on social nudism, the lifestyle, a trip report, etc. If you are interested, please drop me a line at Reader submissions and pictures welcome! Have a great week!


‘Clothing optional’ proves tough assignment –

“It took awhile for my brain to process the “clothing optional” comment thrown in along with parking and microphone details. Finally I snapped out of my trance, and it all came to me. “Avalon” was the nearby nudist colony. As I tried to picture my 8-month-pregnant self telling stories to a room full of naked people, I just couldn’t seem to put myself in the room. When the silence became deafening, the man on the other end of the phone said, “They forgot to mention the nudist colony part when they hired you, didn’t they? … You’re not going to be able to do this are you?” When I finally had to admit he was right, he answered, “Don’t worry, it happens all the time.””