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