From naked gardening to Zoom yoga sessions, here’s how nudists managed to stay connected during lock-downs. One naturist participated in “World Naked Gardening Day.”
Irish Naturist Association, like other organizations and social communities, naturists have shifted to a virtual platform during lock-downs. From nude gym classes to World Naked Gardening Day photo contests, nudists around the world have connected on a new platform. The associations have witnessed a spark of interest during lock-downs and continued membership growth over the past few months.
While clothing might be optional, masks are not. As the world begins to reemerge from lock-down, people are flocking to restaurants, beaches, nature trails, and resorts. Among those crowds are naturists and nudists, reuniting and shedding clothes for the first time in months.
People partake in the naturist way of life for a variety of reasons. Some people join to discover a newfound sense of freedom, a way to promote body acceptance, and some go nude to eliminate materialistic barriers.
“You can actually feel the weight of the clothes,” Laurent Luft, the Association des Naturistes de Paris president, told Insider. “You know how liberating it is to be without clothes, and when you actually put them on again, you feel their weight.
It’s not just the weight of the clothes themselves, but everything associated. Whatever the reason is, naturists, too, faced cancelled events and postponed trips due to lock-downs and stay-at-home orders.
Source: Living Life Natures Way
Original publication 28 December, 2020
Posted on NatCorn 19th March 2021
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