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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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sleep naked

no shame

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Rick Romig
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"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."

Penultimate Day 2016

Today is December 30, 2016, the penultimate day of the year, a day I review and contemplate the events of the year and, hopefully, set goals and intentions for the coming year.

It was another year in which I didn’t actively participate in social nudity. While I would have liked to have visited nearby venues or […]

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 […]

National Camera Day

Apparently, today is National Camera Day and in my Twitter feed I saw that AANR-West was promoting the day with images of nudists wielding cameras which struck me as a bit ironic considering that many nudist venues prohibit or restrict the possession or use of cameras on their grounds. Some venues ban photography entirely while […]

Is Nudism a Fetish?

I posted the following in response to a forum discussion concerning how non-nudists perceive organized nudism as confining and shut off from mainstream society. Another idea discussed was how nudist publications seem to show nudists being nude for the sake of being nude, leading to other societal misconceptions. The original poster made a reply that […]

I'm offended. Call the cops.

A couple of items from the 3 June 2010 Nudist Day blog:

A Canadian nudist has been ordered to cover up in his own home! The 63 year old gent had thought that it was well within his rights to be nude anywhere on his property in Repentigny, Quebec, but neighbors thought otherwise and called the […]

Caught up on my reading

I’ll admit that I’m a little behind on my naturist reading, particularly the material that arrives in the mail. Since it’s Friday night, there’s not much on television, and I don’t have a life, I decided to catch up on it. I found letters to the editor in both N and The Bulletin that touched […]

First Hot Day

Today was the first really hot day of the year here in Dayton. It got up to about 90° outside but I didn’t run the air conditioning during the day. Despite getting up to 85° inside I remained rather comfortable just be being nude and opening what doors and windows I could.

I really wished that […]