Nudity is the ultimate test of self-acceptance. Why are we so afraid of it?

The Guardian sets the right tone with the article Nudity is the ultimate test of self-acceptance. Why are we so afraid of it? By Monica Tan. Monica is a “textile” journalist (not a natural nudist as she defines herself) who went on a “tour of the National Gallery of Australia last week, completely nude, along with 49 other art lovers.” She tells about her own experience of going nude in a public environment and about her complete change of perception her experience has created.

I love some of the sentences Monica wrote because there are truths shared by nudists: “It’s funny when you shed inhibition. You can no longer remember what it was like to care”, “being naked taught me that a partially clothed form is infinitely sexier than a nude one”, “Nudity enlightens us to the fact that human beings, truly, come in all shapes and sizes, and bodies that adhere to conventional beauty standards are as rare as Jennifer Lawrence.”

So another very good read to share with non-nudist friends and family as an ice-breaker of a sort!

Get Naked, Stay Naked, Live Naked, and Share the Naked Love!

 

Jade Sambrook: My experience with Public Nudity at the 2014 Toronto World Pride Parade

Nudity is a liberating feeling. Being naked in public is just awesome. The story of Jade is wonderful and shows that actually nudity should be allowed everywhere and anywhere. Nudity is natural and beautiful. Wonderful story and picks. Keep it up, stay naked !

The Naked Jade

Every year a group called TNT Men (Totally Naked Toronto Men) walk in the Toronto Pride Parade wearing nothing but their birthday suits. This is permitted by Toronto Pride, the City of Toronto and the Toronto Police itself.

As you may know, there is a historical context to this public nudity being allowed at the Pride Parade that relates to the 1981 bath house raids. I must admit, however, that my personal knowledge of the facts surrounding the raids do not allow me to write more profoundly on that subject.

In 2014 Toronto was the host city for World Pride, and I jumped at the opportunity to be nude in public by joining TNT Men in the parade. Interestingly this was my first time attending a Pride Parade as I had never even attended one as a spectator, let alone as an actual participant.

First of all, it is important to note that I am not gay. Nevertheless, I was more than happy to…

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