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"Nudity is our ideal state, our pure state, our natural state, our default state. Clothing is always a deviation from the default and is, therefore, a compromise and an aberration.."

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Proud Nudist

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Nudist Textile World

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no shame

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Rick Romig
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The Naktiv Network

"Body shame originates in our minds with our thoughts and perceptions. Neither our religion nor our culture makes us ashamed of our bodies, only our belief that we should be ashamed. Shame comes from our own thoughts which we have the power to change. If we perceive no shame then there is none. No one can make you feel ashamed without your permission."

24 hours of nudity

I subscribe to a Tumblr feed called “Just Shower Thoughts” which is basically thoughts that might pop into your head while you’re taking a shower. Now and then, I see one that causes me to stop and think.

I saw this one today: “We are born naked, but most people never live a 24 hour period […]

Picturing Myself Naked

This morning, while perusing my Twitter feed, I happened upon a link to Why I Don’t Agree With Many Naturist Groups by Lim, a Taiwanese naturist whose blog I referenced previously in Nude Hiking in the Alps. While on his site, I perused many other articles he’s posted. One of the things he’s adamant about […]

My Naturism: At Odds With the Paradigm

AANR mission statement:
Our Mission: Simply put, we exist “To advocate nudity and nude recreation in appropriate settings while educating and informing society of their value and enjoyment.”

TNS mission statement:
The mission of The Naturist Society is to promote body, acceptance through clothing-optional recreation using the tools of education and community outreach.

“Body acceptance is the idea…Nude recreation is […]

I Don't Know How I Do It

One Thing I’ve Wondered About Nudists

A non-nudist blogger asked, “How do men who are nudists avoid getting erections?” That seems to be a fair question. I’ve read other articles about nudism that he’s written and he genuinely seems to want to understand why people practice nudism.

One thing I’ve wondered about nudists:

How do men who are […]

Changing priorities

My ideas about naturism as well as my participation have gone through many transitions and evolutions over the past decade. Although I probably fit into the demographic profile of the average  AANR or TNS member, it’s not a comfortable fit. It’s been at least five or six years since I’ve been to a nudist park […]

My nude agenda (or lack thereof)

There is no right way or wrong way in spite of what various groups try to convince us. If there is a right way, it is decided on a personal level of one person. Any attempt to control others in terms of wearing or not wearing clothing is the real issue. Simple nudity that is […]

Commando in February

How marvelous it is to go commando in Ohio in February. When the temperature is in the mid-sixties I usually take advantage of the opportunity. When temperatures are warm enough to permit full nudity I’m frustrated that society is not enlightened enough to permit it as well.

Nudity is our natural state, our default state of […]

Naked and Happy: Nudity is a complete and normal state

Nudity is a complete and normal state describes how being nude is a natural state but how being a naturist in a textile world is a journey. I certainly agree.

…nudity is a natural state. Shame of nudity is a learned behavior. Nudity equals sex is a taught equation, and for many religions, sex is bad, […]

Right to be nude?

Does anyone have a “right” to be nude? At one time I would have said, “Absolutely!” Now I’m not quite so sure. Maybe I feel inundated by naturist evangelism and affirmations and it’s starting to sound like a lot of other presumed rights that are advocated by countless groups.

I enjoy nudity either alone or with […]

Penultimate Day, 2013

Another year has passed and I don’t really have anything to report since a year ago. I had tentatively planned on attending the Northcoast Naturists hike at Chautauqua Gorge and the Skinny Dip Record attempt at Cedar Trails but things came up. I don’t know if I’m losing interest in social nudism or in traveling […]