Happy, Healthy, Having Fun

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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.

nude4849Odds 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.nude6903I 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/
nude4850 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.nude4851 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.nude4852 .

.nude4853Many 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.nude4854 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?nude4855 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.nude4856 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.nude4857 .

.nude4858 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.nude4859 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.nude4860 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.nude4861 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.nude4862 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.nude4863

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A Young Man Who Enjoys Getting Naked

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Leigh dropped his shorts to give that magnificent erection some fresh air and space. Now it looks like he is contemplating getting out of his clothes all together.

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Ah, he’s found a good place to get naked and has already shed his clothes. Leigh obviously knows how many of us feel when we are somewhere spending the day clothes free. Words can hardly describe the feeling of being outdoors naked, but the expression on Leigh’s face says it all.

Leigh_1 Leigh is from Australia. He thinks people aren’t open minded enough there. Maybe he hasn’t heard about how prudish most of us are here in the U.S. Here’s what he says: “I see people’s stories about getting naked and having all these amazing outlets to do it. Unfortunately in Australia, more particularly the state of Victoria, these places are limited. In today’s society we feel like we can only be naked in the confines of our own home and even then it’s in the shower and sometimes in the bedroom and frowned upon to be naked anywhere else. The first time, you feel weird, but the more you do it, the more natural it becomes, so my partner and I try to find some secluded places to go and let it all hang out.”Leigh_2 What a strikingly handsome man, not to mention virile. Here’s what he say about his nearly perpetual erection: “The first time we ever went to a nude beach I was concerned, every other time I had been naked outdoors I was hard as a rock, I didn’t want to go to the beach with other naked people and be embarrassed because of my arousal, but when I arrived, something came over me. As I removed my pants I wasn’t even concerned about getting hard, it just felt normal, with other normal people doing the normal thing. There was no inhibition, just like-minded people enjoying themselves.”Leigh_3So Leigh is a bonafide nudist. Here’s his take on the subject: “As sad as it is to believe I think nudity just isn’t as popular as it could be. During my visit to the nude beach I noticed many of the other people there were the older generation, people who come from the carefree days with only a small handful being a younger crowd. At first I wondered if I would even fit in, being only 25 I’m clearly quite young, but there was no judgement passed, we were all there for the same reason, the freedom to be outdoors in the natural state and just enjoy ourselves.” That’s right, Leigh, there is no generation gap in the nudist community.
Leigh_6Leigh has given us a closeup of his enthusiastic member. Other than being a grand symbol masculinity, we know it eagerly responds to the outdoors, fresh air and sunshine like an excited puppy.
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Its hard. It feels good. Why not give it a little attention?

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Colorful Naked Bodies on Two Wheels

OnTheirBikes_91 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.OnTheirBikes_92 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.OnTheirBikes_92a .

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A Breath of Fresh Air

nude3944 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.nude3945 .

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They Left Their Clothes Behind

nudists3244 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.

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Underwater Acrobats

Under_1Swimming is one of the best ways to enjoy being clothes free. The weightless underwater buoyancy provides a sensual freedom experienced under no other conditions. For an observer, this freedom provides a spectacular perspective of all the nuances of the human body, in this case two well-shaped men.

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Our Largest Sensory Organ

nudists2977 Skin. It’s our largest sensory organ. Probably the single most important reason people enjoy nudity. With Your clothes off you enjoy the world around you with a heightened sense of perception. Your surroundings bathe you. You feel it thoroughly, not just with your hands or see it with your eyes, but you experience it with your whole body.nudists2978 The elements are more perceptible, more alive. The sunshine on your skin, the breeze, the textures of the earth, even the feel of other people’s eyes. All of these thing are part of the nudist experience, far more pervasively than when you are wearing clothes in everyday life.nudists2979 In social settings or circumstances where you are spending time together nude, your awareness of them and their awareness of you are heightened. You see them for who they really are, and they see you, which opens the door to stronger, more unique and complete friendships.nudists2980Since age, the color or the shape of your body isn’t a factor in how other people perceive you, it can’t be denied that nudists live in a positive, enlightened world. Differences are appreciated instead of being rejected or criticized. Differences in character and personality are what matters. That’s what makes a person’s inner self what fellow nudists want to explore. They want to know and become friends with the person they see in entirety without shame or reserve.nudists2981 Anyplace can be a nudist venue as long as it’s free of misguided attitudes toward the human body and false notions of what naturism actually means. Most people believe it’s natural (and acceptable) to disrobe prior to having sex, and it is. But your nudity is a sensual experience in and of itself. True, it does heighten the pleasure shared making love, but that heightened pleasure isn’t exclusive to love making.nudists2982 Nudity can heighten almost any experience; swimming for example, or a walk in the woods, even a social gathering with your (nudist) friends. In that your entire body is experiencing these activities, your enjoyment in doing them is enhanced, just as it is for the kids pictured below that have gathered on a sunny beach to have fun. nudists2983

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nudists1522It’s a subjective matter whether men or women look more naked with their clothes off. Women are a collection of delightful curves. Their genitals are more inconspicuous and pretty much hidden between their legs. Men are a collection of lines and angles which are blatantly interrupted by their protruding sex organs, the one part of a man that is severely taboo in mainstream society. Nevertheless, unless shaven, that triangle of pubic hair in both men and women calls attention that part of the body.

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But even among open-minded nudists, there are debates on etiquette, such as should women sit with their legs spread and their vulvas fully exposed, similar to the debate about male erections. My question is why not? The lady pictured above may sometimes sit that way dressed, why shouldn’t she do so nude? She’s nude for goodness sake! Just as a man’s penis is, even erect, her vulva is a natural part of her body, an intriguing part actually. Casually exposed vulvas simply aren’t lewd. In fact it’s their great variety from one woman to the next that makes them interesting to look at, as long as long as you allow yourself no more than a polite incidental glimpse.nudists2984 Many men are concerned about their penis size, which brings me to another aspect of social nudity that has a positive effect on self-esteem. First of all self-conscious men get to see that men come in many sizes and shapes. You recognize that you simply fall into the spectrum Mother Nature intended. You realize you are much closer to “normal” than you thought. Finally you realize that no one is being judgmental, that the size of your penis doesn’t matter to anyone but you.nudists2985 As far as I’m concerned there is nothing more natural and healthy than a nudist family. Can you imagine growing up in a home where everyone walks around the house naked, thinking nothing of it, enjoying freedom from shame and misguided psychological baggage. Children do not grow up confused about the differences between men and women. They naturally develop healthier attitudes toward sex. They are far less driven by curiosity than other children about the opposite sex, and therefore, many believe, less likely to get involved in premature or promiscuous sexual activity.nudists2986 Romance takes on a whole new dimension for young nudist couples. Guys aren’t burdened by the relentless drive to get her out of her clothes. Girls have time to get used to their boyfriend’s body and will feel more comfortable when the time comes to sleep with them. Both are able to bond in a more personal, intimate way. Together they share a freedom other young couples can’t know with their bodies covered with clothes, all the while continuing to appreciate all of the other agreeable experiences of a clothes free life.nudists2987 Who knows why men (women too, for that matter) enjoy being naked together, whether it’s a soccer game, hiking or just hanging out. No, it doesn’t mean they are gay, though gay men have gotten together nude since the beginning of time. These everyday men don’t have to find other men sexually attractive. They just enjoy being men, and getting naked together enhances their friendships.nudists2988

Somewhere along the way society decided the human body is shameful. We started off right in the ancient Greek and Roman cultures, when nudity was acceptable and often part of everyday life. What happened? Who decided our bodies are shameful, that to expose them is a sin? How on earth did something like this kind of nonsense catch on?nudists2989 I’m sure the clothing industry is quite happy our society has developed such pervasive modesty, though the industry is notorious for designing clothes that emphasize the curves and contours of the human body, especially women’s. The current skin-tight legging craze young women are in renders them all but naked. Tops, especially swimsuits, are designed to show as much of a woman’s breasts as possible without, Heaven forbid, exposing her nipples. Bikini bottoms reveal the female buttocks in its entirety. How can they possibly think nudity is lewd? nudists2990

If you are not already getting naked, give it some thought. Reduce it down to its simplest terms. Decide if you really believe the human body is shameful or lewd. Decide if you want to end up regretting not having the adventure of enjoying your body in its natural state. So many who wait until they are old enough to retire to try it, really do regret not jumping in decades earlier.

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They’ve Gotten Out of Their Clothes

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 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.

nudists2483I’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.nudists2484 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.nudists2485

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.nudists2487Most 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.

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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.nudists2489 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. nudists2490So 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.

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