Today, I read a series of articles by Lim, a naturist who lives in Taiwan. In his blog posts, he describes in words and photos his experiences at a week-long hiking excursion in the Swiss Alps. The event has taken place annually for the past 12 years. One thing about this that I found interesting was that the event’s organizer encourages the participants to take photos and post them online.
Next, and this should really be a first criterion, you have got to be a REAL naturist. Richard’s rules are clear. His activities are for naturists and giving publicity to them is the surest way of getting more people to join us or to organise similar hikes elsewhere. The rules of the hike are people are encouraged to take photos and post them online. And this is a great draw for me. I have mentioned elsewhere that I can’t go to a place that forbids the camera and I really have no time for closet nudists who treat nudity as if it were a forbidden fruit that should be tasted in secret and anonymity. If we are serious about promoting naturism, we must treat nudity as normal and natural and taking photos and posting them should be encouraged. Richard has got it absolutely right. This also makes it easier for me to post photos without having to ask for the consent of everyone whose face appears in the pics.
That makes sense. Maybe it’s time we put aside our fear of being “outed” as nudists.