I hate whoever invented clothes.
Mr. Bond, The Good Old Days.
Naturism & Nudism…just my $0.02 for what it might be worth by LostFigLeaf.
What in the world is the fuss and hang up concerning nudity all the time from people and media alike. We all have the same thing, we all know what is under the clothing. If we see it or imagine it, what is the difference.
BODY ACCEPTANCE; I’ve never seen a human body without both perfection and imperfections. If you are worried that your body is ugly or does not meet the “standard”, then the best thing you can do is actually go to a social nudist resort.
1st, drop your clothes and stand there naked for all the world to see. If you happen to be waiting for the gasps, stares and shock…well, your in for a pleasant surprise. Likely, so far, nobody has noticed you or even glanced in your general direction except to maybe say “Hi” in passing or welcoming you as your pale skin might suggest that you are new to the resort.
Within a short time you will have the greatest experience of body acceptance in your life…cause you will quickly experience that these folks have seen it all before, AND that nobody cares so why should you!
Feel free to compare yourself to those around you and you’ ll undoubtedly see much “better and worse” legs, bottoms, breasts, penis, hair or lack thereof as well as fatter, slimmer, taller, shorter, older, younger, saggier, firmer, curvier, cut, well endowed, not-so-much and everything in-between in comparison to your mirror. While you are looking at someone’s bottom wishing yours was alike, someone is likely saying the same about your attributes. Just like we all do with clothes on!
You will quickly realize that you are as much different as you are the same as everyone else!
CHILDREN, (YOURS OR SOMEONE ELSE’S) Worried about kids and “what they might see”? Heck they are the most free spirits of all of us. From my experience at family nudist resorts, kids (mine as well) are giggly over nudism for about five minutes and then don’t even notice it anymore…in themselves or anyone else. They are no different than kids at any playground, pool or beach, clothed or not.
Boys and girls play together without any concern or comment about any gender differences or acceptance issues. It is the adults who take the longest to be comfortable in their own skin if someone else might be able to see that skin. Naturism is as much about family as is any activity.
MORALS AND ETHICS: “Those who quickly condemn likely have never experienced.” They often believe that they are proving their morals or personal values when in fact they are displaying mere ignorance to a concept that they have never experienced.
To equate social nudity with sex can be typical from a person who has never gone to a nudist resort or naturist retreat. That ignorance is often then extended further to “social nudity is sexual deviance”.
In contrast to sexual behavior, it is not until one spends a few hours strolling around a resort that one becomes keenly aware that sex is not a part of it, but interpersonal interaction with people certainly is because most will and do go out of their way to say “Hi”, smile, wave, comment about the weather, introduce themselves and genuinely are very pleasant.
SEXUAL SAFETY: In actuality, most if not all such organized venues require identification and backgrounds prior to admittance. There are strict rules against public sexuality and unwanted advances. One of the resorts I often attend has members who I happened to know are police officers, at least one police chief, a judge, politicians, housewives, retirees and business people.
Further, it is typical that those in attendance are the most vigilant against unwanted sexual advances toward ANYONE within that social structure, and likewise the “would be victims” are more secure from predators in that environment than in most other venues. If that were not so, we would see the mainstream media head-lining such behavior or attacks as it would be viewed as great news. We do not.
DIVERSITY, EQUALITY AND STATUS: If you are one of those people who may purchase cars, clothing and jewelry to display your status to others, verses for your own enjoyment, then a nudist resort will likely have something missing for you. The parking lot is often filled with everything from the family minivan to the Mercedes, yet you will not be able to match the person to the car. People who are nude have no status symbols to project themselves with, thereby naturally creating an environment of complete equality. You may never know that you had a conversation with a CEO, a doctor or a dishwasher at any given time during a visit.
WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT: It is not what you experience with your eyes, it is what you experience with the largest organ of your body…your own skin.
Experience walking in the summer rain, the warmth of the sunshine, a windy day, floating all alone in a pool at night and becoming one of the stars above, broiling “all over” in the sun and then jumping in the cool lake and interacting with people who have no status symbols to project themselves with, nor to judge you by as well.
As you view the depictions of nudists on these sites, please take note that almost all these nudists are wearing the same thing…a smile. The two most often go hand-in-hand.
Relax folks…live and let live…and the “let live” part applies to yourself. Take a breath and savor and enjoy life instead of finding something wrong with it!
Take a half hour out of your life and try skinny dipping or walking nude in the open air. Then ask yourself if that isn’t one of the best gifts that you have given to your body and soul in a long time.
Again, just my two cents worth…
The Lost Fig Leaf"