Nudists understand the general public has many misconceptions about their lifestyle. The reason for this is a mystery. How anyone can believe one of Mother Nature’s greatest creations is shameful or lewd is beyond me. Perhaps we owe it to the porn industry, misguided religion beliefs and the advertising industry. So, to protect the sensibilities of the general public, nudists go to great lengths the segregate themselves in remote places. It’s a shame it’s this way, but nudists accept it and simply go on with enjoying their lives, naked..Pin It
This may be the best nudist photograph I have ever seen. It says everything that can be said for naturism: that nudists are a family oriented community, that nudity does not mean sexual activity, that nudism is a fresh, wholesome, bonding, lifestyle. It’s so rare to see a young family so obviously close, so thoroughly happy, with such an upbeat, healthy relationship and outlook on life. I believe, if they could see this photo, even the most self-righteous moralists would have reason to pause for thought.
You’re looking at three little girls that will grow up with a positive attitude toward the human body, free of shame, aware of the physical differences between men and women, and a father that has many years ahead living in a tidal wave of estrogen.
Odds are the guys and girls above aren’t thinking about being naked. More likely they’re thinking about how much fun it is to be in the company of their friends. Their nudity simply adds a refreshingly enlightened element to the day.I notice this stunning young woman has a physical characteristic that may keep many young women from enjoying social nudity, protruding labia. These women ignore the fact that labia of all sizes and shapes are normal, and that many men prefer them more pronounced. It bothers me that girls and older women feel ashamed of their bodies because of their genital characteristics, so I have dealt with the subject on this site before. More here: http://enlightenedmale2000.com/2010/08/22/labiaplasty-normal-labia/
I love seeing a young couple enjoying a naked day together. In the U.S. it wouldn’t occur to most young people to spend a day like this. They’ve been conditioned to believe the human body is shameful, that to expose it is suggestive, even lewd. All nudists can do when they hear something like this is shake their heads with bewilderment. These two photos were taken at the World Naked Bike Ride, an event where people looking to spice up their lives gather, get out of their clothes and go pedaling through whatever city is hosting the ride. The city streets are often lined with grinning people watching them ride by, snapping pictures with their cell phones, perhaps wishing they had the guts to give the ride a try. .
.Many describe nudity as a sense of freedom, and every nudists knows exactly what this means. Not just freedom from binding or sweaty clothes, but freedom from the lifelong indoctrinations about idealistic and unrealistic “perfect” body types. Freedom to feel good about yourself and celebrate your body instead of covering it in shame. But perhaps an even better way to describe nudity is it makes you feel alive, not that there aren’t many ways people feel alive with their clothes on. Nudity is feeling alive in a different way that can’t be achieved any other way, which comes about when you feel the sun and fresh air on every inch of your skin, or feel someone’s eyes, aware that others like you appreciate the human form. Nudity can enhance everyday lives and simple routines, things like cleaning the house, cooking a meal, gardening, or watching a movie with friends or family. The real question is why haven’t more people discovered the benefits of nudity? Nudity provides an intriguing study in human anatomy, highlighting in a healthy way the differences between men and women, and the differences in body types from one person to the next. Those areas of our body known as the intimate parts become akin to noses and ears and fingers. But no one stares; it’s an awareness brought on with a glimpse, a visual appraisal with a quick movement of the eye that enhances your appreciation for Mother Nature. Nudists events create the best possible circumstances for people watching. Nudity adds a welcomed dimension to romance, whether you are a young couple just getting to know each other or have been married thirty years. Married couples feel closer. A young man and woman getting to know each other are more comfortable together; the boy isn’t focused on getting her out of her clothes, the girl feels relieved because he is seeing her and accepting her as she is. .
. The arts make use of nudity because, quite simply, nothing in our world equals or surpasses the beauty of the human form. Nothing more forcefully grabs our attention, probably because we’re programmed this way. Except for those with self-imposed puritan beliefs, we appreciate the beauty of the human body in mediums like photography, paintings, dance and theater, where, for some reason society in general views nudity as more acceptable than in let’s say a nudist resort. Does anything make less sense than wearing clothes or swimsuits at the beach? Many people equate nudity with sex, though nudity evokes far fewer flights of fantasy than revealing swimwear. If everyone at the beach is naked, then the nude body becomes commonplace. Our normal sense of propriety becomes the norm. We aren’t gawking and wondering what he or she looks like with that skimpy wet swimsuit on. Alcoholic beverages may loosen people up and add a bit of fun when a group of friends get together, but it’s not nearly as effective as when everyone takes their clothes off. Talk about loosening up. You feel a sense of commonality, a comradeship. You are with others that share your views about the human body, who aren’t judgmental, who aren’t concerned about your size or shape or weight. Let’s be honest. We’re not all beautiful or in great shape, in fact few us are. When people say every human body is beautiful my take is that it’s beautiful because everyone can enjoy their body no matter what it looks like. However, every nudist knows that now and then they are provided a visual treat, what fits everyone’s idea of a perfect body. Male or female, it doesn’t matter, perfection is just that, like the young man pictured above. If you are a straight man, he’s what you would like to look like. If you are gay, female or bisexual, he’s someone you would like to know, perhaps intimately. It’s just all part of the endless spectrum, just one more thing to enjoy. No one around for miles. You’re sharing the natural world with someone you like or love. You experience the natural beauty with your eyes and the fresh fragrances with your nose. You decide to get out of your clothes and experience it with all of your skin. Nothing else quite like it. You have to wonder why anyone would object, why laws are passed that imply your body is lewd, that they say you are indecently exposing yourself. Yet you still get out of your clothes and hope that the misguided world doesn’t intrude.Pin It
It’s remarkable how nudity yields a different perspective by the general population during a World Naked Bike Ride in the U.S. In the hundreds of photos posted online you see far more spectators than bike riders, all of them grinning and/or snapping smart phone pictures. Suddenly the nude human body is as innocuous as all naturists know it to be. Obviously these are healthy events. Another event that’s gaining popularity is naked 5k runs. These are scheduled at nudist resorts all over the country. I recently went to one here in Texas. Great fun. It’s quite an experience to be situated in the middle of a couple hundred naked people. Many non-nudist runners have placed trying it on their bucket lists. I met a few there. Great way to promote body acceptance and naturism. .Pin It
I hope you feel as uplifted by these photos of nudists as I do. It’s disheartening so many people believe naturism is immoral or lewd, when just the opposite is true. That’s why social nudity is celebrated here with images that present the truth about naturism: freedom, enlightenment, joy, and the simple pleasure of feeling comfortable in your own skin. .Pin It
Nudists have myriad ways of expressing their love for the nudist lifestyle, some of them a bit corny, but all of them heartfelt. What puzzles nudists is why so many people have closed their minds to trying it, why so many find it indecent or immoral, why so many believe naturism is a sex-fest, or why so many think they aren’t in good enough shape to take their clothes off in public. It’s funny; do out-of-shape people actually believe the rest of us can’t see their body shapes just because they are wearing clothes? It’s interesting that, after just a few minutes, you don’t really feel naked anymore. One reason is because no one else has their clothes on. You find yourself getting involved in conversations or activities without even thinking about your or the other people’s nudity, except for the subtle sense of freedom and enlightenment nudists have. Just a glance-over gives you a mental picture of the person you are talking to, then it’s all eye-contact with a focus on the person, not his or her nakedness..
The guy below is lucky his girlfriend (or wife) is getting naked with him. Or vice versa. Spouses and fiances often refuse to try naturism, which is sad because there is something important missing in a nudists life when his or her partner will not join them. I’ve come across many male nudists, usually husbands (and sometimes wives) whose spouse refuses to participate with them. They often tolerate their husband’s nudity and nudist activities, and sometimes go with them, but they refuse to get into the spirit of the nudist world. For any of a number of reasons, they keep their clothes on. They don’t realize how dearly their husband’s would love for them to participate. They don’t realize how much closer their marriage would become, or how refreshing it would be to get rid of whatever negative mental baggage they are lugging around if they would just give it a try and see how much harmless fun it is. If you are reluctant to try nudist activities because you don’t look like the guy in the picture above, rest assured the vast majority of nudists don’t look like him either. At a nudist resort you’ll see every size, shape and flaw imaginable, but they are all bodies that belong to people just having fun. In every way a nudist lifestyle and nudists communities mirror everyday mainstream clothed life. In fact they are the same people you see everyday in mainstream life, they’re simply wearing clothes to keep our sensitive society from being alarmed or psychologically damaged for life. Yes, you’ll see eccentrics and kooks just like you do in mainstream life. You’ll also see married couples, singles, young and old, and gays. You’l see people doing things everyone does in everyday life … they’re just doing it naked, and enjoying doing it even more. Even monotonous, less desirable tasks are somehow more fun when you’re doing them naked.
Hiking naked is a pure joy. You feel much closer to the environment you are trekking through. That sense of liberation is heightened as the fresh air and sunshine caresses the parts of your body that are usually covered with clothes. You’re at one with nature and more aware of being alive, especially because you have to be alert to meeting up with other hikers that may have a distorted view of the human body. Nude beaches are probably the most common place most people get their first publicly naked experience. Haulover Beach in southern Florida gets tens of thousands of visitors each year. McGregor Park (Hippie Hollow) on beautiful Lake Travis near Austin is a vastly popular nudist park, the only officially sanctioned nude venue in Texas. There are many others, equally popular because so many have discovered the joy of getting naked under the sun. Family nudity is one of the most refreshing and wholesome aspects of the nudist community. It builds healthy perspectives for all concerned. The children grow up never believing there is something immoral or indecent about the human body. They have healthier, more positive attitudes toward the opposite sex without the distorted curiosities most children and teens have. Can you imagine a family gathering at the dinner table nude, thinking nothing of it, enjoying their meal and family conversation; or gathering in the den to watch TV, each family member feeling closer because they all have more in common than most families do; or vacationing at a nudist resort where the children meet and play with other nude children, never burdened with inhibitions or shame. Social nudity is casual, relaxed activity. People gather and simply enjoy each other’s company. They feel a connection. They accept and are accepted by others who are all part of the whole. Many wonder why far more people aren’t joining them, thinking that all the misguided attitudes about nudity are a shame. They feel fortunate to be past that, glad social nudity has enhanced and become part of their lives. There is nothing like enjoying nudity with a loved one. It adds a new dimension to your relationship. It makes you feel closer. It spices up the routines of daily life and makes everything you do together more fun, whether it’s having breakfast together, watching a movie, washing the dinner dishes or hanging out on the deck like the couple above. I smiled when I saw the picture above because I thought of Jesus. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if He spent some time nude. In fact I can picture Jesus and Mary Magdalene skinny dipping together, or Jesus and the Disciples journeying through the desert, stripping down when they come to a river and jumping in. I refuse to believe Jesus would have ever thought of the body as shameful or lewd. Here is a young man that has found a really secluded place to get naked. Nudist have a knack for doing that. It’s unlikely he’ll run into any Puritans on this cliff. Getting naked is about doing fun things. The couple above found some mud to play in. I wonder what it feels like to be completely covered in mud and feel it dry on your skin. I’ll put that on my bucket list. Nudist venues offer great people-watching opportunities. Almost everyone does it, probably a bit more discreetly at nudist resorts and gatherings. The human body is a fascinating miracle created by Mother Nature with its myriad sizes, shapes and colors. Considering the fact you’ll see body parts you don’t see in everyday life, people-watching is even more interesting in the world of nudists, coupled with the fact that the other nudists are also checking you out.
It’s somewhat surprising to me how many people shave their pubic hair, especially seniors. They’re completely smooth. Many think the smooth look looks better, but that’s a subjective point-of-view. And I’ve heard it said that some nudists shave because they like feeling completely nude. Other people simply trim things up. It’s a matter of personal preference. Then again, considering how wild and wooly look Mother Nature gave some of us, there is something to be said for man or woman-scaping.Pin It
Perhaps you are one of the many that has a negative opinion about nudists and social nudity. Or perhaps your negative self-image keeps you from even considering giving it try. Maybe you think nudists are kooks, or you believe nudity is inevitably associated with sex and sexxual activity. Maybe you believe nudity is somehow against God’s laws, that God believes His own creation (the human body) is immoral and should be continuously covered in shame. If any of these “reasons” apply, your perspective is based on misconceptions. You will never experience a joy that you can’t possibly imagine without giving it a try. Take a good look at these photographs. Do you see any kooks or sexual innuendo? Do you see anything remotely shameful or immoral? All you see is people young and old enjoying their bodies, the sunshine and the fresh air on their skin.The following video is a documentary about Russian nudists. You see a sensual serenity, the simple pleasures of life that seems so rare in the world these days. The Russian nudists seem to have a subtle sophistication all of us can appreciate. I hope you enjoy the film as much as I do.
Fact is anyone interested in knowing the truth about naturism and social nudity just has to take a good look at these nudist photos. Everything you need to know about it is written on their faces and is evident in the activities they are involved in. Almost anything you do for fun is more fun if you do it naked.The vast majority of nudists are vehemently opposed to public sexual activity or innuendo. They do not want the nudist culture contaminated by pornographic displays. By being part of the culture, no one is ashamed of what they are doing. They are simply having fun, enjoying their bodies, and enjoying each other. They are naked because being so adds a new, exhilarating dimension to whatever they are doing. Being naked also sets up instant friendships and camaraderie. It’s always a joy to see young people participating in social nudity. New relationships are fresh and wholesome, and free of sexual tension. Boys aren’t obsessed by what she looks like naked, because he knows. He moves on to getting to know her. Girls, since they have accepted their bodies, are freer to relax and enjoy getting to know him. Friendships grow and abound in nudist venues. You automatically have many things in common with those around you. Like everyone else your body isn’t perfect, it simply has its own physical characteristics. You’re not concerned about what you are wearing, or if your clothes are wrinkled, stained or harboring body odors. You’re part of a community of wholesome, liberated minds, free of misguided notions and judgmental thinking. You automatically fit in because, like everyone else, you are naked. .Pin It
Anuses are part of the body not even nudists often see. They might catch a glimpse of an anus, depending on the anatomical design of a particular individual, when they bend over or lie on their bellies with their legs spread, but our glutes usually keep them hidden even then. Situated between two fleshy butt cheeks, our anus rarely experiences fresh air and sunshine without the assistance of prying fingers, or by positioning our bodies in certain ways. Maybe because anuses are so well hidden is why we are intrigued by them. Maybe we find the human buttocks so provocative and appealing not only because of its delightful shape, but also because we know something taboo or “naughty” is hidden there. Male and female anuses look essentially the same. The distinguishing factors are the distinct male or female shape of the buttocks, and the more abundant hair in most men’s cracks. A woman’s anus is remarkably close to her vulva, whereas an man’s anus and testicles are separated by his perineum. Our anuses maintain a distinct smell, determined by sweat and natural odors that escape from the rectum. Even after a shower these components serve to keep an anus smelling like an anus, which many, including me, believe provide a sexual component. Coupled with pheromones in the sweat, the distinct odor causes your body to have a physical reaction. You will likely be sexually aroused. In time the natural odor produced by your anus will become offensive, especially if you don’t thoroughly clean up after a bowel movement. Most people rely exclusively on toilet tissue, which is better than nothing, but hardly adequate to clean yourself.A good practise is to keep a supply of moist towelettes (available at supermarkets, drug stores and places like Walmart) near the toilet. Use them after using the tissue until the towelette remains clean after you wipe. In a public restroom, moisten a paper towel to take into the stall to use when your business is done. You can stay fresh all day with this simple effort.
Better still, install a bidet on your toilet.
I purchased one for both of my toilets at Amazon. Under forty dollars, easy to install, easy to use, and they keep you shower-fresh all day. The up-side is you will never smell offensive. Visually the human anus wasn’t designed to inspire us with eye-pleasing beauty. In fact I would bet most people think they look gross, probably because of the anus’s basic function. Though many will refuse to recognize the sexual component of the anus, it’s a part of our body that definitely plays a sexual role. And they aren’t gross. They are one of the most intriguing features of our body. They provide visual stimulation. They are replete with sensitive nerve endings that, with a bit of thoughtful attention, will enhance arousal during foreplay and lovemaking. They add an exciting element to oral sex and intercourse for both men and women. What is more intimate than caressing your lover’s anus with your finger or tongue? One of the intriguing aspects of the human anus is the variations from one person to the next. Like navels, a person can have an “innie” or an “outtie”. The characteristics aren’t feminine or masculine, they simply vary. In both men and women, some anal areas are hairy while others are hairless. Some are nondescript fissures while other are far more dramatic, featuring bold colors, creases, ridges or shadowy openings. Some pucker and pinch together, while others simply sink into a person’s body in the form of a slit. Why is an anus so intriguing? Just look at the guy pictured above, a valley of dramatic pink situated between two pale white cheeks. The contrast is remarkable. the pink matches the color of his scrotum, another eye-catching contrast. The tiny downward creases trailing into a small shadowy hole. If that’s not anatomical mystery, what is? If that’s not an intimate visual, what is? The only question is does his partner have the imagination to enjoy it, to explore it, to make it part of their intimacy?As the picture above illustrates, part of the anus’s intrigue is its proximity to a person’s sex organs. It’s down there close, adding to menu of sexual activity, adding its characteristic smell to the mix. Just as in the animal world, what the smells that go through our noses are powerful aphrodisiacs.
And there is the naughty factor. Assholes, looking at them, touching them, sniffing them is generally considered naughty, and most of us have a naughty streak that surfaces from time to time. But then sometimes it’s fun and harmless to be naughty.So enjoy the pictures. Perhaps create a fantasy or two about what you would like to do with your lover. Maybe get a mirror out and have a good look at your own, even do a little experimenting. After all, there is a great variety of adult toys designed for anal pleasure, either alone or with your partner. .
As you browse these photos of these nudists, see if you notice any kooks or sexual promiscuous activity. See if you notice anyone that doesn’t look like an everyday average person. You won’t, because that’s exactly what they are: secretaries, sales clerks and bankers, lawyers, electricians and students, neighbors, relatives and co-workers. They just happen to be average people that have discovered the harmless joy of getting out of their clothes.
As you look at the graphic above you wonder what it is about the human body that so many people find shameful or lewd. You wonder why they believe seeing a nude adult is harmful to children. You can’t understand why they don’t see the human body for what it is, a glorious masterwork by Mother Nature, something to celebrate, to enjoy, to appreciate.
As everyone knows, men and women’s bodies have many things in common: legs, arms, hands, feet, etc., but even these differences are distinctly male or female. What makes the world go around are the radical differences, which happen to be the differences that make nudist venues more intriguing.
I’ve heard people say why would I want to look at out-of-shape or overweight or aging bodies? They miss the point. Social nudity is not about see over weight bodies, it is getting to know the person inside that body and celebrating the great variety of human shapes and sizes. It’s about accepting people for what they are, and being accepted by them for what you are. It’s the sense of community being naked provides no matter what shape your body is. For reproductive reasons our bodies are designed to be sexual, and though we find ourselves sexually attracted to other humans in the right circumstances, legitimate nudists venues are not one of these circumstances, no more than during everyday life such as classrooms, offices or shopping malls.You may indeed see someone you find sexually attractive at a nudist resort or on a nude beach, but it’s in the same way you experience this anywhere. Just because everyone happens to be nude doesn’t mean anyone’s behavior is more aggressive or suggestive.
Flirting, just as it is anywhere, is acceptable in a nudist community; gawking and sexually charged comments are not. If you are like so many non-nudists that believe nudism is a sex party, you will be surprised to learn that lewd behavior is not welcome and will get the perpetrator invited to leave.Most legitimate nudist venues are family friendly environments where people are respectful of each other and mindful of proper etiquette. The guests there just happen to enjoy the freedom of being nude. They simply enjoy the sense of community and the easy friendships social nudity provides. They enjoy the carefree appreciation they have for their own and other people’s body.
The sense of friendship and community is evident in these group photos. It’s refreshing to see young, wholesome men and women free of shame and all the other misguided notions so many people have about the human body these days. Sure they’re young and they will naturally find others sexually attractive, but like in everyday life they know there is a time and a place. So for those of you who enjoy being free of your clothes, who enjoy seeing or being with others who enjoy the same, I’ve posted these photos for you that other nudists have posted on the Internet.