Why we need to distinguish nudity from sexuality

Very sensible and well written article following the cancellation of a nude swim event in Calgary, from The Globe and Mail. For naturists, the distinction is obvious, but we need to continuously educate others of social nudity and its many benefits. Nudity is natural and normal, social nudity is otherwise called naturism and it’s an awesome lifestyle. Society definitely needs to distinguish nudity from sexuality and naturists play a huge role in this.

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Nudist idea #6: Speak to your Friends about #Naturism

We all know that for most of us nudists, sharing with non-nudists our love and passion for nudism is not always easy. However, it’s a necessary step for a wider acceptance of nudism in our society. We all should be ambassadors of nudism with our close circle of friends and family.

Image result for nudist friendsBut sharing this can lead to some very awkward moment, as nudity is really taboo for many people. Having said this, we need to acknowledge the fact that naturism is a legal lifestyle in most countries in the world that have a local naturist federation. And I would reiterate the advice to become of member of this federation, as it legitimates your status as a naturist. Of course, you do not need to be a member of your naturist federation to claim you are a naturist, but I personally found it helped.

One way to break the ice during a conversation is to share that you generally swim naked whenever it’s possible as it’s really a wonderful sensation. Most people will agree, and you can go on staying nudity can also be experienced in nature and with other through naturism. It’s then good to share the definition of naturism from the INF: “Naturism is a way of life in harmony with nature characterised by the practice of communal nudity with the intention of encouraging self-respect, respect for others and for the environment”.

Image result for nudist friendsGenerally, after this beginning of conversation, your friends will generally ask if you are a naturist. And the answer will come naturally. The risk? That some of your friends and family will find you are nuts. However, true friends will hopefully not judge you, as you are not forcing them to become naturists. However, if they are not against your views, you may propose that they join you for a day or a week-end at your naturist club, and that you will be very happy to introduce them to naturism, as it’s a wonderful lifestyle that promotes self-respect.

Who knows? If you do not try, you will not get the opportunity to bring new naturists in and to get naked more often. Naturism is an awesome lifestyle and I believe it should be shared widely if we want to live in a more tolerant world.

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Merry #naked Christmas!

Although Xmas is behind us, I hope you all had a wonderful time with family and friends in peace and harmony. I wish you had time to explain the many benefits of naturism to non-naturists, to bring them to this wonderful lifestyle of living naked. For those who have the chance to live downunder, I wish you a wonderful naked holiday, for the others who live in northern countries, light up a fire, open a good bottle of wine and enjoy a glass in front of the chimney with your beloved ones, naked of course!

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Still naked? A personal story of a #ProudNudist

Here’s a simple personal story about nudism, respect and fun.

A couple of weeks away, I was working from home. After the alarm rang, I woke up and went to the kitchen to prepare the breakfast, as I usually do. Sleeping naked, I prepare and have breakfast nude, always. Then, with the kid having left early for school, and while my wife was getting prepared to go to work, I went running into the woods, dropping my pareo quickly to enjoy a naked jog. Forty five minutes later, I was back, alone at home for my morning meditation. You guessed, still naked.

Once done, showered, and equipped with a good cup of green tea, it was barely eight and I was ready for a long working day, facing a pile of work, and tons of calls. Morning went through like a breeze and I prepared a quick lunch thay I enjoyed on the terrace, before going back to work, until the kids came back from school. I overlooked their homework then left them to play and went back to finish some work for the day. Since the previous day, I had not worn clothing, except for my light pareo at the start of my morning run. I was almost done with my work when my wife came home. She entered my home office, greeted me with a kiss, looked at me and asked : “Still naked?”

Not that she’s not used to see me naked as I barely wear clothes at home and strip bare as soon as I can!

I looked at here and answered: “Yes. Why?”

She shrugged and left my home office saying: “it always feel weird, but as long as you are happy, I am too.”

And this made my day. I worked another half an hour while she took care of the kids and checked for the second time their homework. I then went back to the kitchen to prepare dinner (you guess I like cooking), while the kids were setting up the table. We had a nice family dinner altogether sharing our main events for the day. I was naked, the rest of the family was clothed, and everybody was happy and enjoying the moment spent together.

The rest of the evening, everybody went carrying their own activities, the kids playing in their room, me writing this post, my wife preparing her next workday.

The feeling of staying naked a whole day, just carrying your daily activities is just normal. You are living a normal live in your normal nude state, without thinking about it. The only time I thought about it was when my wife asked her “still naked?” question. I came to realize I did not dress for the whole day, otherwise nakedness being a complete normal almost unconscious state, I may have not thought about it.

I even do not think about it when the rest of the family is clothed and I am naked. Everybody has come to accept and respect my nudity, and they share it in the sun as soon as the temperature permits. Then we move from a mixed family to a nudist family, but that’s another story.

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Practicing nudism in a couple

As it’s common among nudist, nudism is better shared. Shared with your spouse or best friend is one of the best feelings ever. By being naked, you are just yourself, with no artifact, and you can relax to the max. The best moments in life comes when you live and love entirely naked. Trying is believing.

Two reasons for people reluctant to try nudism are body acceptance issues and idea that only animals are naked. On the first, visiting a nudist beach or resort will demonstrate that nudists are normal people with normal bodies, not photoshopped images. On the second, humans are animals too. We were born naked and nothing’s wrong by being naked, to the opposite, everything’s right by being our true self.  The below post will provide a simple and healthy view of how to practice nudism together with your significant other. Enjoy, get naked, stay naked!

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How to Practice Nudity in Your Family

Simple, funny, witty, just common sense. Give it a try!

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As many people come to discover, sex and nudity are not the same thing. Many families are foregoing social taboos, and practice healthy and relaxed nudity in the privacy of their homes—feeling it promotes a wholesome understanding of the human body as it is, not as it is sexualized in the media. This article is not designed to coerce you into baring it all, but rather to help you learn how to comfortably practice nudity in your family, and decide if it’s right for you.

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1. Explore family nudity without feeling it’s abnormal. Young children have not yet acquired a sophisticated understanding of modesty, and really don’t care who sees them naked.
  • This is the time when the parent can teach children not to be self-conscious of their bodies or of their nakedness. This, in turn, will help children associate nakedness to routine activity instead of exclusively sexual activity…

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