Do you have dreams of being naked in a crowd of clothed strangers? Are you okay with that? If so, you may have the makings of a nudist. Especially if you’re over 35.
Nudist resorts all over the world are noticing a drop in younger members. Even in Germany, which has embraced nudism for more than a century, fewer young people are becoming part of organized nudism. It’s the same in North America.
As early as 2007, columnist Bonnie Henry wrote in the Arizona Daily Star that nudism’s allure was lost on the young. Of the 50,000 registered nudists in the United States at that time, most were older than 35. Fewer young people are interested in paying several hundred dollars to join a club and sunbathe, swim and play volleyball with members their parents’ age.
As Henry put it, “Who wants to bounce the ball around with folks who look like they’re three years away from the handbag factory?”
It seems that a generation that’s used to downloading movies and music for free, and doesn’t believe in paying for news online, also doesn’t want to pay to go somewhere to be naked. If a young couple or group wants to do so, they’ll just go to an obliging beach or park and bare all.
According to spokesperson Dory Ainsworth of the Ponderosa Nature Resort near Freelton, north of Hamilton, Ont., paying to be naked seems to be the stumbling block for young people. Continued…Read full original article…
Naturists come from all political stripes. Liberals, conservatives, middle of the road folks, all enjoy the freedom of nudity once they discover it. Legalized nudity is a goal for many nudists around the world.
What would the world look like if nudity was legalized everywhere?
Well, probably not much different than it looks now.
If nudity was legalized everywhere, it would be up to the property owner to determine whether or not they allowed it. This means that store owners would have the choice to allow naked people in or to kick them out. Nudists wouldn’t be able to just invade Wal-Marts or shopping malls. I imagine there would be a lot of companies that would forbid it. Continued…Read full original article…
Today, I have found the opportunity to bring a new presence to SkyCladTherapist. Joy Nelson, a fellow Canadian, is living an authentic life that embraces naturism. She has her own website in which she asks her readers to “Drop into a space of sacred silence and allow your mind to relax as you connect with your inner and outer nakedness.” Her message resonates with much of what I have to say here. I do hope you visit her site which is linked above. With that said, I invite you to read on.
I, like many others that I know in the face-to-face world and the world of cyberspace, am a naturist. I choose to not wear clothing when and where it is possible to do so. When I am clothing free, I am not searching for someone to notice my nakedness, rather I am simply revelling in the freedom from clothing. It’s a choice. I often claim that there is also an aspect of compulsion, something about the unconscious part of who I am also being involved in the choice for nudity. It’s hard to admit, but none of us is fully conscious enough to escape the imperatives of the unconscious self. Continued…Read full original article…
There was a time in my life when being naked was normal. My first four years were spent almost entirely in the nude, joined at the hip by my twin sister — her name is Mary Scott, although I call her Sissy. She also calls me that. Sorry for the confusion. The two of us would strip to our birthday suits every time our mom tried to put us in matching outfits. We didn’t mind the matching; it was the suffocating feeling of being clothed that we couldn’t stand.
Growing up in rural Virginia, we played in the creek and the mud, ran through our yard chasing big dogs, sat on our porch eating popsicles, all while being naked. As we got older we wore more clothes, but we never lost sight of the freedom of being naked. We would skinny dip off of our friends’ docks, taking turns stashing each others’ clothes, collapsing in laughter in the frantic search for a cover-up under the revealing light of a full moon.
We got older and more self-conscious, struggling with body image issues, my sister especially, punishing herself for years with a restricted diet and obsessive workouts. It hurt me to see my sister struggle, and naturally, being her identical twin, I struggled to keep up, wanting our bodies to look the same forever. Our latter teenage and college years were riddled with various body issues. After a while, I didn’t like being naked anymore. Continued…Read full original article…
There are countless quirks about humans, but one of the real doozies is that most are confused, divided and downright ditsy when it comes to their own physical nature. To millions, the human body in its natural state is embarrassing, shameful, indecent or undignified. Its exposure provokes hostility, fear, nervous laughter or mockery. It threatens social standing, challenges order, infringes laws and is often punished with a severity bizarrely incommensurate with the offence.
The really odd thing about this is that it’s not generally considered odd at all. The necessity of concealing bits of the human body is taken for granted in precisely the same way that the need to provide animals with trousers isn’t. And they call Pagans irrational and superstitious.
Witches, Druids, and Pagans of many other species tend to be among the minority who don’t buy into humanity’s alienation from its unembellished form, recognizing this to be both symbolic and symptomatic of a desperately unhealthy estrangement from nature. Partly for that reason, as you’re reading this, several thousand Witches and Pagans around the world will be casting their Circles, wearing no more than they wore in the womb. Continued…Read full original article…
Esta no va a ser una entrada que guste mucho, tampoco será de la más sea compartida, pero les guste o no, es la verdad…. El problema NO es el estigma del sexo, ( que tampoco deja de serlo) tampoco son los gobiernos de derecha que como he escuchado coartan las libertades (no hay y ni ha habido un gobierno de izquierda que defienda el Nudismo-naturismo)…. No señores el problema del naturismo somos los Naturistas.
Estemos claros cada día hay menos interés por el Nudismo-naturismo, las playa nudista son cada vez más textiles y los nudistas somos más acomplejados y temerosos de su “estilo de vida” y eso es la triste verdad… Continued…Read full original article…
Naturism is often controversial. Although our polling has shown a positive public reception, often the fringe opinions matter most. Those with the loudest voices are heard, and unfortunately the law is misunderstood. Stigma still exists, and especially for men. And let’s face it, a naked man will always raise more concern than a naked woman. So what is it really like to live as a Male Naturist? What are the pitfalls and what does it mean to stand out? We sat down with ‘M’ from Belgium to find out.
M is an independent Consultant from Belgium, and began his journey in Naturism twenty-five years ago. Like many, his experience began with a naked sauna and swimming. He recounts his memories fondly Continued…Read full original article…
I also know that in Europe, for instance, the two words are used differently. Naturism appeared after nudism. I’ve been thinking about those two words recently.
Thoughts on the difference
Nudism. The word has ‘nude’ as its base. Being nude. Like the people in the image on the right, playing bowling, having a clothes free, good time. Great for them, and if you’d ask me I’d join them in an instant. For one it’s a great way to be socially nude, and for another it would be nice to practice bowling again. (I truly suck at it.)
Naturism. The word has ‘nature’ at its base. Being with/part of nature, like the people on the left. Naked in nature, being part of it and experiencing it that way. Exposing themselves to the real, rough world in their own vulnerability. It’s a way to get things into perspective. Continued…Read full original article…
One of the main reasons why we started this project is to show the world that naturists are not some strange dark commune but that actually everyone could be one… Or could enjoy being one if they took the first step.
Our main example of “everyone” is of course ourselves, we write posts about naturism in general but also about our own experiences. But some of you might be thinking “Yes sure, those two are probably just the strange kids in the block…” (nah, we know you’re not thinking that about us, but we’re trying to write an introduction here). So we decided to let other naturists have a word as well.
It was about 15 years ago when I had an epiphany. I was on holiday in Greece and there was the opportunity to go out on a boat and watch the moon rise over the mountains. It was beautiful, there was phosphorescence in the water and another lady, who had brought her swimming togs, got in to swim.
I’M ON holiday in Berlin, sitting opposite a tattooed stranger, chatting about where we’re going clubbing tonight. He happens to be stark naked – and so am I.
This should be weird, but it isn’t. That’s because we’re in a spa where everyone is nude. All around me, bodies of all ages and builds are swimming, sitting, sweating and letting it all hang out, literally.
På naturistcampingpladsen ved Kysing Strand går naturisten Rikke Laursen og klipper hæk med sin veninde, som er på besøg.
Veninden er ikke naturist og er en stor kvinde på omkring 140 kilo, så hun har ikke lyst til at være nøgen. Men det er varmt at klippe hæk og lige så stille smider veninden tøjet.
Til sidst er hun med nede og bade nøgen, og for første gang nogensinde kunne Rikkes veninde hvile i at være nøgen. For rundt omkring dem gik andre naturister med et par ekstra kilo på sidebenene, og det er fuldt acceptabelt.
Og det er netop det naturisme gør; at man føler sig fri, ifølge Rikke Laursen.
– Jeg elsker følelsen af at være nøgen og få sol på kroppen. Det er fantastisk at bade nøgen, for man føler sig som en havfrue eller delfin, fortæller Rikke Laursen. Continued…Read full original article…
Wood crackles as it burns in the small furnace opposite me, small rivers of sweat run down my brow, pooling in my eyes causing them to blink.
The soaring temperature begins to make me feel woozy and the smell of the fire permeates my nostrils. Almost in chorus, the eight or so men in the room exhale deeply as they too battle with the heat.
I’m in a sauna perched atop a wooden pier in the middle of the sea. But aside from its postcard-perfect situation, there’s something else that’s unusual about this particular hot box. You see, I’m stark naked, as is the stranger to my immediate left and right. Welcome to the world of naked saunas.
It was on a train journey through Sweden with a friend that I decided to take the plunge into Scandi culture by shedding my inhibitions — and my clothes. Both in Sweden and Scandinavia as a whole, the sauna isn’t just a pastime, it’s a way of life. Like fika (the coffee break), sweating away stress is part and parcel of the Swedish experience. Continued…Read full original article…
I still have about a week or so before I can begin to work my garden, likely during the first days of May. My Montana friends, M and his good wife S have already managed to work their raised garden beds.
Gardening is all about the prep work as much as it is about planting seeds and gathering the harvest. During the winter, we save as much of our biodegradable organic material as we can, from coffee grinds, to egg shells, and the leavings of vegetable preparation. As soon as the snow melts, I spread the mixture onto the surface of the garden before tilling it into the soil as early as possible. Then, I turn the garden a second time just before it is time to plant seeds and whatever so that the soil is well mixed and ready for new plants. Then, just before we plant the seeds, I set up the climbing material for peas and any other climbing plant we should decide to try in the garden. Continued…Read full original article…
When trying to encourage positive change in the world, it can be hard to make your voice heard and stand out, no matter how noble the cause.
But one man found a unique solution: strip off and pose for pictures.
Meet The Naked Professor, an Instagram account and blog dedicated to encouraging people – and men in particular – to become more connected to themselves, free their minds, reveal their true selves and be proud of who they are. Continued…Read full original article…
5 questions to NaturistBnB 5 questions for Naturist BnB – an Airbnb for naturists. The idea is to create a place similar to AirBnB but where clothes free lovers can stay naked on their vacations.
We have been naturist for years and spend without clothes most of the time if weather and community around us permits. We have also travelled around a lot and have many great experiences around the world. During the travels we stayed in various accommodations from luxury resorts to cabins and backbackers hostels. Then we came across Airbnb. We loved the concept and eventually decided to try hosting ourselves. It was million times better what we expected! We have gain a lot of wonderful friends and fun experiences – without leaving our home!
What is a bit tricky with Airbnb however is we have to stay clothed while we have guests in our house. Which we don’t like. We did try to list at “clothing optional” or “nudist” at Airbnb, but our bookings fall down dramatically. Apparently textile people are not interested booking with a nudist host.
Then we started to remembering our naturist holiday bookings. It was always a bit challenge to find the place to go and eventually ended in the most obvious places – where everybody else goes as well. Not the freedom to go anywhere as we had when travelling textile. Then we realised it! There is no Airbnb alternative for naturist people. If there would, it would be fantastic opportunity to travel anywhere and enjoy social nudism with a local host. Best parts of both: textile and nudist world! Continued…Read full original article…
At least, that’s what the American Association for Nude Recreation would have us believe.
You’ve heard of the “staycation”? The “mancation”? Even the “praycation”? Well, get ready for the nakation, a trademarked combination of “naked” and “vacation.”
I know about the nakation because awhile back a friend forwarded to me an email from the aforementioned AANR — based in Kissimmee, Florida — announcing that the group has designated the second Saturday in July as International Skinny Dip Day. This raises two troubling questions, in my mind:
1. Isn’t it a tad presumptuous for a group calling itself the American Association for Nude Recreation to assume it has the authority to declare an International Skinny Dip Day? I mean, you’d think they’d at least get input from naked people in other countries before making such a bold proclamation.
2. Why would anyone send an email about skinny dipping to me, the guy about which there’s absolutely nothing that could even remotely be considered “skinny”? Continued…Read full original article
The naked body is as old as humanity. But nudism as a social form, organised into clubs and societies, only came of age in England in the 1920s. Its practitioners were from a range of backgrounds and included those with interests in “physical culture” (today we would refer to this as body building and beauty contests). Many were interested in natural health, including vegetarian and raw food diets, and new exercise regimes from hiking to yoga.
Nudism was particularly embraced by artists and intellectuals as part of a wider set of progressive practices associated with free thought. Many were internationalists inspired by longer standing German nudist traditions, which were far more popular and organised on a larger scale than English efforts. They understood disrobing to be part of a wider ideal of physical, mental and spiritual liberation. Continued…Read full original article…
Menos estrés y más autoestima, eso es lo que inicialmente puede ofrece el nudismo, a las personas que han conocido la forma de vida naturista. Toda una filosofía de vida, donde pierden validez los cánones de belleza impuestos por las modas y que ayuda, y mucho, a la autoaceptación de nuestro propio cuerpo.
El nudismo y en extensión más clarificadora el naturismo, llevan un enorme componente en lo que se refiere al respeto al medio ambiente y a la conservación del planeta.
“El nudismo es una filosofía, una mentalidad, uno es nudista siempre, lo practique o no, porque es una manera de pensar de la persona sobre el cuerpo humano. Creo que todo el mundo es nudista desde que nace y luego la sociedad nos impone la ropa y nos hace pensar que hay algo malo en el cuerpo, pero posteriormente algunos nos damos cuenta de que esta imposición es muy negativa y logramos superar las barreras que nos han inculcado hacia nuestra anatomía”. Continued…Read full original article…
I must admit that when I was first approached to put something in print about naturism in Galway I honestly did not know where to start. Naturism is around us, wherever we wish to find the opportunity. For me my home and my back garden present the ideal opportunities and as a result I spend most of my time nude. That is very easy for me, my house and garden are relatively private and being a naturist all of my life I am not really too upset if a neighbour just happens to see me from a distance from an upstairs bedroom window or whatever. I have lived in my present house for almost fifteen years and nobody has thus far objected or complained.
However most naturists are not as lucky as I and do not have the privacy. So how and where do they do to get that all over tan for themselves! They must travel to discrete and secluded places to enjoy their recreation and freedom. The Galway coastline is a rugged one, being constantly battered by the Atlantic Ocean. As a result the coast is in the main a rocky one and to a great extent devoid of sand. Those sandy areas that do exist are, in comparison to those on the sheltered eastern coast, small short stretches. However we also have numerous lakes that are suitable for naturism and nude recreation and I shall include these as well, ones that I have tried out on occasions. Continued…Read full original article…
I love meeting other naturists and listen to them sharing their experience with naturism. This time it’s all about Diana, a naturist lady from Croatia, who’s behind the wonderful blog Naturism Girl. We shared questions and ideas on naturism and life in general. Grab a good cuppa, relax and enjoy!
What is your name?
Where do you live?
For how long have you been a naturist?
I discovered naturism about 6 years ago, instantly fell in love with naturist lifestyle and been a naturist from then. Continued…Read full original article…
Nude cyclists bared all in Golden Bay this weekend to promote freedom and body awareness.
The World Naked Bike Ride on Saturday attracted about 30 naked cyclists from all over New Zealand and the world.
While the event started out 14 years ago as a protest to raise awareness for safer cycling conditions and sustainability, in Golden Bay it has slowly become a popular event for naturists, or nudists, and their clubs from around the country. Continued…Read full original article…
There is something very interesting about photos of nudists, naturists, and otherwise just naked people. Though you see the body, perhaps in your opinion, too much of their body, you don’t see what lies beneath the skin.
One of my friends, Lanie is an artist-model, more often than not doing her work in the nude. I have followed her career as a model and I am continually surprised at what the next set of photos reveal about her … or is it what it reveals about the photographer? As I am a photographer, I can’t invent what isn’t already there, see something that isn’t already present. Continued…Read full original article…
Muchas personas a las que invitamos a conocer más de cerca el Naturismo dicen que primero tendrían que bajar de peso y adelgazar, pero eso nunca sucede. Sea como sea, quienes no se aceptan como son, se comparan a sí mismos con alguien. Inevitablemente es una búsqueda ilusoria, una excusa para ocultar sus frustraciones. Esta frase puede resumir perfectamente la dificultad de cualquier ser humano a sentirse aceptado por el resto de las personas. Muchas personas habrían probado la experiencia de nudismo mucho antes y algunos que no lo han hecho por el motivo de no aceptarse tal y como son.
Existe una teoría bastante fundada, que un cuerpo es mas bonito al desnudo que vestido, muchas personas “ganan” mas cuando se quitan la ropa que cuando intentan esconder aquello que los hace diferentes y seguramente bellos!.
Quien practica el nudismo / naturismo se encuentra a un paso de su auto- aceptación en la medida en que debe reconocer que las diferencias corporales constituyen la imposibilidad de la existencia de un patrón a seguir. Continued…Read full original article…
How to become nudist? You want to become nudist? You heard about nudism / naturism and you think this is perfect for you. But where do you start with that kind of lifestyle? How to become nudist? Do you just take off your clothes and walk around naked proudly saying “I´m a nudist!”? NO. It is not just as simple as that and there are several valid reasons for that. So, let´s start – step by step guide on how to become nudist from my personal experience.
First things first – feeling good in your skin
This can sound unnecessarily to say but thrust me this is the most important step when becoming a nudist / naturist. Feeling good in your skin can be so much more harder when you have absolutely no clothes on. That means you can´t simply hide your small or big imperfections. You can´t even accent things you love about yourself.
That can be hard for both men and women. We all look different, and we all have different definitions of what looks good. And, let´s be honest – we all want to look good. No matter how good we look to the others we will always find something on our bodies we are not happy with. That is just how it is.
But nudist beach is not catwalk! And don´t ever forget that. Nudist beach is not a place reserved for top models. Regular people just like me and you, people that have couple of kilos too much, people that have couple of kilos too many, short, tall, with long legs, with short legs… that are the people that you will see on a nudist beach. Normal people you can see everyday in your neighbourhood with two important things in common – they feel good in their skin and they love being naked. Continued…Read full original article…
Al igual que sucede en el mundo textil con los trajes de baño, en el nudismo también existen tendencias…modas capilares, bienvenidos al hilo “depilación íntima”:
Cuando tienes opción de ver fotos antiguas acerca de nudismo, observas que el vello púbico, tanto masculino como femenino, lo hemos ido eliminando de forma inversamente proporcional al avance del siglo XX y XXI.
Los populares dichos “donde hay pelo hay alegría” o “el hombre y el oso cuanto más pelo más hermoso” son hoy más cuestionables que nunca, y es que probablemente por la influencia publicitaria, la influencia del mundo del deporte o la de las películas para adultos, un cuerpo perfectamente depilado parece ser estéticamente más atractivo a ojos de la mayoría, aunque para todo hay gustos y much@s de vosotr@s no estaréis de acuerdo para nada. Continued…Read full original article…
En los últimos años se ha oío mucho dicha exprexión referida a los homosexuales que hacían pública su tendencia sexual tras años de reprimirla por el “que diran?”, mal endémico de una sociedad como la Española donde parece más importante el aparentar y lo que piensan los demás de uno que lo que pensamos nosotros mismos de lo que somos. Asi que yo tomo prestada ésta expresión para referirme a los nudistas que hacemos pública nuestra condición tras años reprimiéndonos por el mismo dichoso “que diran?”.
Yo llevo interesándome por el nudismo desde los 15 años. Un día ojeando en el baño (ejem) una revista de cotilleos de mi madre, (creo que el Pronto) me encontré con un reportaje sobre el nudismo. En dicho reportaje se mostraban un par de fotografias de un camping naturista y un animador del mencionado camping desarrollando las funciones tipicas de su puesto, con un grupo de niños y adolescentes que no tendrían mas edad que yo. Fue entonces cuando dije: Coño! Esto existe?? hay un lugar en el mundo donde uno puede ir con el culo al aire sin que le tomen por loco?? en serio que esto existe??. Pues si, vaya que si existe…. Continued…Read full original article…
Hay quien cree que el nudismo en nuestro país es una práctica en declive. Que cada vez se ven menos jóvenes, o que hay un retroceso legal con ordenanzas municipales como las que lo prohíben en Cádiz para sus playas urbanas (avalada por el Tribunal Supremo) o en San Pedro del Pinatar en todo su territorio. Puede ser cierto, pero…
Pero hay que poner las cosas en su contexto:
Elige un punto del litoral español. Cualquiera. Y comprobarás que, en una distancia no mayor de media hora en coche, puedes encontrar una playa de uso nudista. Me atrevo a decir que esto no sucede en ningún otro país del mundo, ni siquiera en Croacia, que desde hace décadas entiende que el turismo nudista-naturista como un nicho importante de negocio y lo promociona de manera preferente. Mi experiencia personal buscando playas nudistas en países como Portugal, Grecia o Italia confirma que, fuera de España, es mucho más difícil. En lugares como Menorca, Fuerteventura o el levante almeriense, de hecho, las playas y calas donde desnudarse son mayoría. En el interior, la cosa cambia; hay algunas áreas en pantanos y ríos “de tradición nudista”, pero son escasas, escondidas y claramente minoritarias. Continued…Read full original article…
CRAS: Nudity This week I present a re-post of a blog I wrote over on my other blog, I hope you like it!
If you’re not familiar with my term “CRAS” go here for an explanation.
Clothing demonstrates to others our character. What we do or do not wear projects our character to the world. As Christians we should strive to project Godly character with what we wear. We do not want to give a false impression of God’s people to the world. We should be humble but also project joy. We should dress according to occasion. Somber times (and corporate worship) call for somber dress and somber face. Joyful times, such as weddings, call for more joyous dress.
But what about nudity? In my quest to become more Biblical in my thinking and less influenced by culture, this topic has come to mind any time a discussion of “modesty” comes across my newsfeed.
What we wear can demonstrate to others our openness or reservedness. Nudity is to be fully open and exposed. Which is why people generally do not like it. People do not like to be vulnerable. Sins and scars can be hidden with clothing. Continued…Read full original article…
How Living in a nude-restrictive place made me a naturist I have almost always been drawn to naturism. And for most of my adult life I have practiced nudism both publicly and privately. But it was not until I move to a nude-restrictive place where nudity in most any form is frowned up that my passion for the practice kicked into high gear.
From nudist paradise
A year ago I moved from the relatively nude-positive southern coast of Spain. Living in the center of the city of Malaga, I had several sanctioned nude beaches to choose from within a 30-minute drive or less. I often rode my bicycle to one beach which was not officially nudist, but where most goers basked clothes-free on the little-trafficked sand. The particular beach sat between two branches of a river bordered by a nature preserve. So the relative isolation meant few people took the time nor made the effort to visit it. And so, naturism could be enjoyed without much problem.
However, another beach near the heart of the city also afforded opportunities for naked recreation. This beach was part of what had once been a large private spa club with tennis courts and a charming canteen. The primary stretch of sand there was visible from the coastal highway and was not clothing-optional. But a smaller stretched tucked around the side of the small peninsula of the property presented no such restriction. Like the river delta beach, it was not officially clothing-optional. But nudity was allowed there. Continued…Read full original article…
Mirones, voyeurs, pajilleros y acosadores, los hay en todos sitios. Creo, que todos los nudistas los hemos sufrido alguna vez. Hay que decir, que las mujeres en mayor medida. Por mucho que nos pese, esa es la realidad. ¿Dónde acaba tu libertad y empieza la mía? Es una pregunta que me hago muchas veces. Es algo muy controvertido. ¿Qué es el vouyerismo? ¿Conducta, parafilia o transtorno?
Han sido muchas ocasiones, desde que practico nudismo, que me he visto en la situación de ser mirada, y a veces violentada, por estas personas que se dedican a ir a la playa, no precisamente a tomar el sol, disfrutar del entorno y nadar. ¿Tienen derecho a hacer esto? ¿Tienes tú, derecho a no permitírselo? ¿Dónde está el límite? ¿Pueden controlarse? Continued…Read full original article…
There are two types of people in this world: The ones who are totally comfortable being totally naked, and the ones who’d rather jump into a burlap onesie than go streaking.
I’ve always been a little envious of friends who are uninhibited about things like skinny dipping, which I started thinking about while working on our February issue — the theme of which is “The New Naked.” I read studies, interviewed researchers, and wrote this story on what it means — like really, truly means — to be a naked person. Continued…Read full original article…
El otro día, mi hija me devolvió un libro que le había dejado hace tres años; cuando lo hizo, mi corazón dio un vuelco… este libro ha marcado mi vida, y no fui consciente de ello cuando lo compré, en aquel kiosco de la calle Herrero de Castellón, bajo la que entonces era mi casa… El libro en cuestión era éste.
En aquellos momentos, yo tenía 16 años. El kiosco en cuestión lo regentaba un joven kiosquero de unos 35 años, bastante alternativo (de hecho, posteriormente montó un restaurante vegetariano llamado Elcusecoana, que fracasó), aunque el día que descubrí este libro estaba una señora más mayor, probablemente su madre (o al menos eso me parecía; creo recordar, además, que la señora era inglesa o al menos tenía acento británico…). Al abrir el libro, lo primero que descubrí fue su precio… 550 pesetas… algo un poco inalcanzable, dado que entonces mi paga semanal debía rondar las 200 pesetas. Continued…Read full original article…
When this post makes it to your device, I will have already left for a five-day excursion that will take my wife and I to the headwaters of the Amazon River. Today I am using a photo I took early this morning while waiting for the water to boil on the stove. I couldn’t use the kettle as the power in our fishing village here in Ecuador was again out for a number of hours. I chose this image for a number of reasons, the most important of which was the mirror image in the shadows that could be seen in the window. The person in the shadows is an aspect of self, as good as a separate person that has taken up residence within us without our awareness. We all have this shadow self lurking within. We can learn of the existence of the shadow self, a cognitive awareness of the “idea” of a shadow self. Yet, that is all we can “know.” If we knew more, then it wouldn’t be shadow.
In today’s world there is a lot of noise about the Shadow. There are books, workshops, and numerous blog posts, many by skilled analysts and therapists. However, the majority of this published information and events give the impression that you can get to know your shadow, perhaps make some sort of friendly agreements with this shadow. You “CAN’T” know your shadow. You CAN sense the presence of shadow – your shadow and the collective shadow if you see what “stirs you up” or what “gets a group all fired up.” With affective responses, we can know that within our inner depths, or within the collective unconscious, the shadow has been active. Continued…Read full original article…
A Canadian man is complaining about what he describes as “excessive nudity” in the men’s changing room at his local public pool.
Norm Waddell goes to the Cowichan Aquatic Centre in Duncan, British Columbia, for physiotherapy. He told staff the men’s locker room is packed with elderly men letting it all hang free. Waddell admits they’re not doing anything illegal, but insists the lockers are for public use and everyone should feel comfortable in them.
“I don’t think it’s right that these men make it so uncomfortable for others with their nudity,” he said. “I have a son who is not comfortable with it either. There are separate cubicals and shower stalls in the change rooms so these men should be made to use them.” Continued…Read full original article…
Almost 20 years to the day since Byron celebrated an historic Nude Ain’t Rude rally on Belongil beach, local activists and nature lovers are asking if it’s time to hold another.
The call follows the arrest of four people in just a few weeks for swimming naked in a quiet area of beach well south of Brunswick Heads but outside Byron Council’s (recently reduced) official clothing optional area.
Dean Jefferys told Echonetdaily he took his three-month old daughter to the rally, which was held on Australia Day 1998, not long after having a fine for offensive behavior quashed by the courts. Continued…Read full original article…
Our children are being raised in a society where we are constantly bombarded with messages that make us feel ashamed and insecure about our bodies. We are told that we are only worthy if we reach the impossible ideals of the beauty myth. Concurrently, our bodies are also being objectified and over-sexualized. Naturism is the very antidote to all those ills that afflict our world.
Children raised in naturism learn to accept the human body and recognize that everyone is unique. Comfort with nudity combined with naturist values lead to a healthy self-image and strong self-esteem. Although good parenting is by far the most important factor in raising children, naturism helps to promote their confidence and understanding about their bodies.naturist / nudist baby
Anyone who has observed children knows that they are enthusiastic naturists. We have never seen young children who are self-conscious when nude. In fact, you may observe them squeal with delight when they are allowed to run around nude. It is only in their later years that they are pressured into being self-conscious and adopt older people’s phobias about the body. Continued…Read full original article…
There are plenty of reasons why people chose to become nudists, we have already discussed some in our article 7 reasons why you want to be a nudie so we’re not going to repeat them all. But shortly summarized it’s mostly about comfort, self esteem, liberation or the connection to nature.
Those are the same reasons we use to explain our nudie lifestyle when people ask about it and more than often the other party understands, agrees or even gets tickled to give it a try themselves.
But recently someone countered our answer with: “Yes, but why do you need to do that in group?”
“Well… well.. yes… good question!”
As a matter of fact we couldn’t really think of a good reason at that moment. And the person was right. We all have our own reasons to be nude, whether it’s because we don’t like tan lines or because we prefer the touch of a summer breeze over the touch of fabric on our bodies. Those reasons explain why we like to take off our clothes, but not why we like to do so among others.
We had to think about this because this question kept playing in our heads (and because we hate to stand speechless).
Why do we sometimes travel far to (and often spend money on) just being naked in group? Continued…Read full original article…