Many people wonder why people become nudists. What kind of people do that? What are they like? For most of us nudies that is a question we never ask ourselves. So it is fun to give you some insight into the mindset of nudists and naturists. We might even learn something here as well!
I always tell that the people you meet at work, see in the train, at the supermarket or in a restaurant could be ‘one of us’. There is no external brandmark that sets us aside from the rest of the world. Maybe the majority of us has a more ‘green’ view on the world, but it certainly does not apply to all. There are a lot of political discussions between left wing and right wing oriented people. And the ones that are in between those two are also represented.
It is all about freedom
How and why people become nudists is best explained by quoting some of my friends. For most people it is the absolute freedom they experience when they take of their clothes. It cannot be compared with anything else in this world. The feeling of the wind, the sun, the water on your body is liberating in itself. Especially in these 24/7 online kind of times this is kind of ‘healing’. A perfect way to unwind and get the screen out of your mind.
It has been scientifically proven that there are great health benefits to nudism and naturism. It is a fact that most people aren’t happy with the way they look. Women think that their bellies are too big, and men think that their arms are too small. And with the availability of idealised pornography, both men and women are increasingly dissatisfied with their genitals. But absolutely most frightening is the fact that a growing number of teens and young people are also suffering from the same insecurities.
The good news from this research paper is that communal nudity with other people makes people feel better about their bodies and themselves. Why? Because at a nudist beach or a naturist resort you will only see ‘unfiltered’ people. Tall people, small people, skinny ones, overweighed ones, people with scars of operations or accidents, etc. The people on the train, so to speak.
Original publication 18 March, 2020
Posted on NatCorn 16th April 2020
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