Tag Archives: opinion

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Naked Lust

Sometimes a post almost writes itself. In this case a comment on my last post makes a great prompt for another post on a similar subject. I’m going to break down the quote and respond to each part.

Fred from aunatural.org says:

“Don’t know about you but when I wore a younger man’s clothes I lusted after women and wanted to have sex with them. Nude or clothed, it was all the same. The human reproductive drive will not be denied.”

Yes Fred, this is a common feeling among young men. There were many women out there who I lusted after. But then I grew up.

Attractive? Yes. Arousing? If I think about it. Lust inducing? Only if I choose to.
Attractive? Yes. Arousing? If I think about it. Lust inducing? Only if I choose to.

“If I didn’t lust I would never date, never have sex, never marry, never have children. I would react to an interesting girl like a sister – or maybe a close buddy. And the species would be dead if everyone felt that way. Romantic love – pair bonding – is a product of sexuality.”

Maybe. Perhaps the urge isn’t so much “lust” as it is simply the drive to be intimate with someone. We all want someone to share our lives with, and sex is a valuable part of that bond. But it’s not the entire bond or the entire reason for the bond. I would hope your spouse is also your buddy, not just your lover.

“The difficult part is not being a creep about it. And how to feel lust yet not pursue the matter; to just be happy the world contains such marvelous creatures. There is no school for teaching appropriate vs inappropriate techniques to woo or to seduce. Lots of punishments in a futile effort to deter bad behavior but no actual direction in what good behavior is. Empathy, sadly, is not a universal human trait.”

Unfortunately self-control is also not a universal human trait. Lust is a choice. You might find a woman attractive, but you don’t have to feed a sexual desire to have her. The feeling you speak of is attraction, not lust. Attraction can be quite difficult to control, and may even lead to arousal. But lust is a choice. To covet a woman is something you have to think about.

Maybe a big part of the problem is then we confuse the terms lust, attraction, and arousal. Attraction is generally something we don’t control. We are attracted to what we are attracted to. Nudists are no different then everyone else and still find the body of other people attractive. If it looks good it looks good.

Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Orthodox Nudist

Original publication 10 OCTOBER, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 13th October 2019

Reference to an article does not infer endorsement of any views expressed.

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Go naked: save the planet
Could nudity save the world from eco disaster?

Naturists are urging us to shed our clothes and save the world from eco disaster.

‘Go naked: save the planet’ is the message from groups like Econudes.org, who claim living a naturist lifestyle could be the best way to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

In an interview with The Independent, Naturist Life magazine editor, Suzanne Piper, says: ‘If anything, we predate the green movement, so you could argue that the greens are actually jumping on our bandwagon.

Naturist couple
Naturists Marie Claire News

‘Back in the early Seventies, for example, naturism was defined as “a way of life in harmony with nature, characterised by self-respect, respect for others and for the environment”.

‘Even before then, in the 19th century, naturists always stressed their eco-credentials.’

Certainly, given the energy needed to manufacture garments, if we all stopped wearing clothing, far less energy would be emitted creating the clothes in the first place.

But what about the energy needed to keep naturists in the northern hemisphere warm in their chilly houses?

Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Marie Claire

Original publication September 1, 2008

Posted on NatCorn 1st October 2019

Reference to an article does not infer endorsement of any views expressed.

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Why I am a nudist

Even as I am sitting here, tapping away at my keyboard, I am not wearing any clothes, because naked is my default, how I feel most true to myself, and if I could move to Ilmarinen, to never have to see another pair of underwear, you can be certain I’d be packing my rather light baggage to go there. Now, if you’re not one of my regular readers, you may be thinking, WTF? This guy’s pervy. Normal people wear clothes!

In ideal climates, clothing never developed.
In ideal climates, clothing never developed.

I have spent a lot of time discussing the social benefits of nudism, why body taboos are unethical, why censoring nudity is harmful, and why this would be a better world without shame. But throughout these legal and moral arguments, I feel the true message of nudism has gotten lost. Sure, we should have the freedom to live without clothes, but what sick person would want to? The reasons I choose to be a nudist is something I feel I have failed to adequately express, but the simple answer is: it feels good and it feels right.

Coming to this realization is like discovering some great truth, tantamount to a religious experience, a form of Buddhist-like enlightenment. As a nudist, I feel that I have been made privy to a secret about the human species that most people are not aware of, or cannot understand.

Continued…Read full original article…

Source: the Writer’s Disease

Original publication September 9, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 26th September 2019

Reference to an article does not infer endorsement of any views expressed.

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Why are there no more women in nudism? What can we do about it?

Consider the following scene that could take place in a nudist environment:

A young, beautiful, completely naked woman approaches the edge of a pool. Which Swan gracefully makes an immersion in the crystalline water, penetrating the surface with just a splash. His agile body moves elegantly beneath the surface. Water flows freely around the curves of your bare skin while swimming to the other end. The girl comes up again on the shallow side, where she stands and walks to the edge of the pool. Goosebumps cover your body. Water drops fall from the tips of her hard nipples. The warm sunlight shines your bare and moist skin. She smiles and looks at a young man, also naked, standing near the edge. “The water is sensational,” he says. “Do you join me?”

The only winning move is not to play
The only winning move is not to play

This could easily be the opening scene of a porn movie. Most people would watch that scene and assume that she wanted to have sex, and was inviting that young man to have sex with her. Most young men would assume that that is what it was and would react accordingly.

But, and in a nudist club or holiday center? None of those assumptions would be made, among other things because none of those assumptions is true. That young woman was not thinking about anything sexual when she dived into the pool, and was not inviting the young man to anything sexual when he invited him in. It does not occur to him that the young man may think that he is trying to have sex with him, no matter how much she knows she is attractive and is completely naked. And, in fact, the young man doesn’t think anything about it. He would probably go into the pool with her to cool off, have a friendly conversation, and nothing else.

In a nudist environment, your nakedness is not seen as an invitation to be looked, to be eaten with your eyes, or to be touched. She is not naked for the sexual benefit of the young man in question. She is naked because she wants to be naked, for herself and for no one else. And having made the decision to be naked, they will treat her the same as if she were fully dressed. Anyone who finds her in a nudist place will not make assumptions about her sexual availability just because of her nakedness.

Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Spanish Naturism Federation

Original publication August 18, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 2nd September 2019

Reference to an article does not infer endorsement of any views expressed.

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

I Refuse To Make My Kids Ashamed Of Their Bodies So We’re A Naked House

He used to sit comfortably in the bouncy chair on the floor outside the tub every morning while I showered. I installed a clear shower curtain and would sing songs and play peekaboo and sometimes he would shake his rattle to entertain himself so that I could start each morning fresh and clean.

This became a tradition and as he got older he would get out of bed in his footed pyjamas, drag his blanket and just sit himself down on the carpet as soon as he heard the shower go on. Sometimes I would open the shower curtain and see his little sleepy face and I hadn’t even noticed he was there. Other times, he would pounce in ready to tell me about the random thoughts that were racing through his big toddler mind.

I was always naked and both of us were comfortable with this.

In fact, all these years later we are still comfortable with our nudity.

Our whole family seems to be comfortable with nudity.

Continued…Read full original article…

Source: CBC Parents

Original publication JUN 19, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 3rd August 2019

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Stop the Sexual Objectification!!

Yesterday, I posted a photo that a 21 year old girl sent in with the caption that it was her first skinny dip. And WOW, what a shit storm of comments that followed. There were the usual ones you unfortunately expect to see, the perverts, the sexually inclined, the trolls commenting horribly objectifying rubbish. A lot of these we simply delete, block and ignore.

But this time round, something worse happened. When a few others and I called out the bad behaviour from these basement dwelling keyboard warriors, we were met with a barrage of criticism from a number of men and women accusing us of being on a moral high horse. Their reasoning, “she posted it online, she’s asking for it and should expect these kinds of comments”. What. The. Hell. What’s worse, these comments were from both males and females with normal looking profiles. Not troll accounts. And I believe that they genuinely believe that these comments are justified.

So I jumped online and I did get on my moral high horse as I felt someone needed to and posted the following comment:

Just because there is a young, “attractive” body on this page, does not mean she’s putting herself out there to be objectified. She is not asking for it!

Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Get Naked Australia

Original publication 23 July 2019

Posted on NatCorn 24th July 2019

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Naked activism

Nudity as a lifestyle as most of us practice it isn’t the only way the naked body is ‘used’.

The World Naked Bike Ride is a prime example of this. You probably know about it; a world wide event where, at a certain day per location, as many people as possible come together to ride bikes through a city naked, to protest car and promote the safety of cyclists. London is a famous location, as is Bristol and Brussels. Many more towns have a similar event, which is good.Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Zjuzdme.org

Original publication July 10, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 16th July 2019

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Sun’s Out, Buns Out: Answers to the Six Most Asked Questions by First Timers Interested in Visiting a Nudist Club this Summer

It’s summer. It’s hot. And you and your spouse want to try something new. You’ve both thought about topless sunbathing or skinny dipping or spending the afternoon naked by a pool or lake. Interested in learning more?

Here’s what anyone who enjoys nude recreation will tell you, “Suns out? Buns out!” This is the summer to try nude recreation for you and your significant other and to learn what it’s really all about.

Sun’s out. Get those buns out! On a hot summer’s day, there is no better time to get naked with your spouse at a local nudist club or campground.
Sun’s out. Get those buns out! On a hot summer’s day, there is no better time to get naked with your spouse at a local nudist club or campground.

My wife and I started this blog several years ago to give couples interested in nude recreation and social nudity a better idea of what to expect. There is a lot of bad information out there and from our experience, the reality is probably not what you’d expect. It wasn’t what we expected at first either, but what it is, we have found to be relaxing, wonderful and a great activity for the two of us. Simply put, we love our nude time together and the more couples we talk to who have experienced it usually say they wish they had tried it a lot sooner than they did.

Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Our Clothing Optional Trips

Original publication July 6, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 14th July 2019

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Naturism and sex: same uniform, different activity

Is there a connection between naturism and sex? Well, yes, there is. Naturism is fun and relaxing. Having fun and being relaxed, as opposed to being tired and stressed, raises the probability (we’re talking maths probability here) of engaging in sex, so, yes, there is a connection between naturism and sex.

Is there a connection between going to the bar after work on a Friday and sex? Yes, there is. Going to the bar after a long week at work is fun and relaxing and having fun and being relaxed raises the probability of engaging in sex.

Hannah prepares supper in our little galley onboard Waterbird
Hannah prepares supper in our little galley onboard Waterbird

In both cases the two activities, while each carrying a connection to the other, are different and in both cases the sex, if any, comes later and takes place at a different venue. So why the confusion with naturism and sex? Why is it so hard for people to see them as different activities?

Perhaps it comes from the uniform.

If you go to the bar straight from work on a Friday you probably still have your work clothes on, same uniform, different activity. Like going to the office in a suit and going to a wedding in a suit, same uniform, different activity. No one gets confused by this.

Engaging in naturism or in sex also involves the same uniform, nakedness. But, just as with the office/bar/wedding, the activities are different, same uniform, different activity.

Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Twonaturists Blog

Original publication 26th Jun 2019

Posted on NatCorn 1st July 2019

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Naked Gardening Day — really, it’s a thing
World Naked Gardening Day, on the other hand, is celebrated on the first Saturday of May

Contrary to popular belief, Mother’s Day was not invented by a worldwide conspiracy of florists and confectioners. It grew from the desire of one Anna Jarvis to honour the memory of her own mother, and was first celebrated in 1908 although it was not proclaimed an American national holiday until 1914, thereafter spreading around the world to be celebrated generally on the second Sunday in May.

Apples aren’t the only things to take on a rosy blush on World Naked Gardening Day
Apples aren’t the only things to take on a rosy blush on World Naked Gardening Day

World Naked Gardening Day, on the other hand, is celebrated on the first Saturday of May and is the creation (naturally) of two men, Mark Storey and Jacob Gabriel, who founded the Body Freedom Collaborative in 2005 to promote a day for gardening au naturel. Boys will be boys, but this intended prank took off when it was endorsed by various nudist organizations. This year we evidently celebrated the fourteenth annual Naked Gardening Day. I am tempted to assume that it is being secretly promoted by sunscreen and insect repellent producers.

Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Cowichan Valley Citizen

Original publication May. 16, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 25th May 2019

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

From the grotesque to the erotic: ‘The Renaissance Nude’ at the Royal Academy of Arts
The Renaissance fascination with the human form is on full frontal display at the Royal Academy

The human form in its infinite variety, at one extreme idealised, at the other rendered grotesque, is the unifying factor in the Royal Academy’s The Renaissance Nude, an exhibition that brings together a roster of artists, working in many media, who may not normally share a show. On the one hand are the showstopping Venus Rising from the Sea (c1520) of Titian and magnetically attractive Saint Sebastian (c1533) of Bronzino. But three steps away are voyeuristic inspections of the bathhouse and of priapic satyrs, erect male members poking from their goaty groins. Eroticism is never far away but, as with the human body, it is better disguised by some than by others.


Renaissance nudes: Titian, Venus Rising from the Sea (‘Venus Anadyomene’), c. 1520.
Renaissance nudes: Titian, Venus Rising from the Sea (‘Venus Anadyomene’), c. 1520.

The exhibition opens and closes with the religious art that was at the heart of 15th- and 16th-century painting and sculpture, and whose narratives come ready made. Christ is stripped naked for his baptism, flagellation and scourging. Depictions of his vulnerable, mortal state were intended to demonstrate that he was only flesh and blood, like those who contemplated his plight.

Continued…Read full original article…

Source: iNews

Original publication April 23rd 2019

Posted on NatCorn 26th April 2019

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

I Have A Few Problems With Naked Beach – For One, No One Is Naked (NSFW)

The first episode of 'controversial' new reality show Naked Beach aired on Thursday night. I’ve put controversial in inverted commas because Greggs' sausage rolls have caused more fuss than this flogged-to-death format is likely to generate. So what’s it all about then? I could say it’s Love Island with love handles, Big Brother with baps, or maybe just Oglebox (apologies) but that would be doing the makers of Naked Beach a disservice because it’s actually a very serious show – nay, a noble 'quest' to make us all feel better about our bodies.


CHANNEL 4

A serious show requires serious people and that's where the fully clothed (boo!) social psychologist Dr Keon West of Goldsmiths University comes in. Dr West's genuinely interesting and insightful studies (including "Naked and Unashamed: Investigations and Applications of the Effects of Naturist Activities on Body Image, Self Esteem and Life Satisfaction") show that people’s body image, self-esteem and life satisfaction could be vastly improved by seeing more "normal, naked bodies and spending more time with our own naked bodies". Naked Beach puts this to the test with the ambitious aim to "help fix the nation’s body confidence issues".

Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Refinery29

Original publication 12 April 2019

Posted on NatCorn 19th April 2019

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Should You Tell Your Friends & Family About Your Naturism?

You started out enjoying being naked around the house, occasionally daring to slip outside when no one was noticing. Along the way you heard that there was a nude beach or resort near you where other people hung out nude. Your curiosity was piqued to the point where you gathered up the courage to finally check out the scene, and you realized that everyone there was very friendly. The people were from all walks of life, but they were the same more than they were different because when people are nude all pretexts are removed. You felt the freedom of being outside nude with no judgment by anyone, so you kept coming back until you realized that you were now a nudist.

Up to now only you and/or your partner was aware of enjoyment of naturism. You’d go off to the beach or resort to socialize with your new nudist friends, but you would not tell your friends and family about what you were doing because of the connotation behind nudity. On the other hand, you now realize the naturalness of being nude and the fact that social nudity is not sexual in the least bit. You have a quandary, because you want to share your enjoyment of naturism with friends and family, but you are concerned about what they will think of you. Additionally, you are reluctant to post or say anything on social media that could impact your career or friendships, yet you know that what you are doing is perfectly natural. What do you do?

Continued…Read full original article…

Source: A Naked Girl

Original publication April 3, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 9th April 2019

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

We could do with a new hippie-wave
This might strike you as odd, certainly if you don’t know a thing about hippies.

Hippies rose in the 1960. Flower power, free love, and yes, nudity, were some of the things that hippies promoted. They were against war (I like that) and most of them promoted a relaxed, kind, loving lifestyle.

A couple with matching flower body paint walks together during the Isle of Wight Festival in the UK in 1970.
A couple with matching flower body paint walks together during the Isle of Wight Festival in the UK in 1970.

During those times, especially in the beginning, hippies shocked most of the good people with their open way of life and their appreciation of the human body. I think it’s the nudity that was the biggest hangup for people.

Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Zjuzdme.org

Original publication April 3, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 8th April 2019

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Full of lovely paintings that might lead you astray: The Renaissance Nude reviewed
Even during the heyday of Michelangelo and Raphael depictions of naked human bodies were not necessarily all about art

Early in the 16th century, Fra Bartolomeo painted an altarpiece of St Sebastian for the church of San Marco in Florence. Though stuck full of arrows, the martyr was, according to Vasari, distinctly good-looking in this picture: ‘sweet in countenance, and likewise executed with corresponding beauty of person’. By and by the friars of San Marco discovered through the confessional that this image was giving rise to ‘light and evil thoughts’ among women in the congregation.

‘Vanity’, c.1485–90, by Hans Memling, left, and ‘Hell’, 1450, by Dirk Bouts, right.
‘Vanity’, c.1485–90, by Hans Memling, left, and ‘Hell’, 1450, by Dirk Bouts, right.

It was removed and eventually sold to the King of France (who was presumably less bothered by that sort of thing). So even during the heyday of Michelangelo and Raphael depictions of human bodies without any clothes were not necessarily all about art. This is one of the themes of The Renaissance Nude, a truly marvellous exhibition at the Royal Academy. This show is packed with lovely things to look at. There are beautiful bodies aplenty, and the roster of artists includes many of the great names in painting and sculpture — Dürer, Titian, Raphael, Signorelli, Memling. As a visitor, that’s really all you need to know.

Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Spectator

Original publication 23 March 2019

Posted on NatCorn 22nd March 2019