Naturism and Nudism Myths: As naturists, there are certain false assumptions we hear over and over again, and myths that are perpetuated by the media. Here we debunk 10 popular myths about naturism and naturists. Myth #1. Naturists / naturists are nude constantly. Most people can not be naked all the time. Even if we live in a nudist club, it is still necessary to venture outside, which normally demands slacks. How often one can be naked depends on climate, location, what naturist areas are nearby, etc. Are nudists like Bart Simpson? Some are, some are not. Also, many nudists don't desire or don't have a need to be nude all the time. Some people get home and promptly undress out of constricting, uncomfortable work clothes. Others change into pajamas or take off just their top or bottom. Many are happy to just partake in nudie time outdoors, when it's hot out. Myth #2. Naturists and naturists are interested in being naked everywhere. I do not know about you, but I have no interest in being naked on a NYC subway train. Naked is fun, but not everywhere. Most nudists are happy to have their own segment of a plage. But it'd be nice if it were not a serious offense to be seen nude, without any lewd behavior involved. We find it obscene and oppressive that it's prohibited to just reveal body parts that most folks have and that most folks have seen. Nudists Desire To Be Nude 24/7? Myth #3. As in, there are establish definitions of "nudist" and "naturist" within the community. We inquired 9 leaders in the nudist community what it indicates to be a naturist, and we got 9 distinct answers. There are no set definitions locally at large, though we now have defined these terms ourselves here in The FKK Guide to Nudism. In this post, we use naturist and naturist interchangeably. Myth #4. Naturists live in colonies. There aren't any naturist colonies. Nudists do not colonize. Nobody in the naturist world says community. This is a term the media keeps using, and it just will not die. The appropriate terms are naturist resorts or clubs. Myth #5. Naturism is sexual and naturism isn't sexual. Naturism isn't about sex, but additionally, it may be a bit disingenuous to say it is not sexual. Given the strong association between nudity and sex in our culture, many nudists are quick to insist that nudism is not sexual, but practically to the point of rendering themselves asexual. Most humans are sexual beings. It is not as if we enter a nudist setting, and our sexuality disappears (nor could it be suddenly an uncontrollable power). Naturists have sex, still encounter sexual interest and express affection in public, whether nude or not. The purpose is, nudist settings are no more sexual than public textile settings. Most folks on bare beaches act the same manner they would on a fabric playa. They speak, they skinnydip, laugh, sunbathe nude. People can control their behaviour whether naked or clothed. Nudist couples' sex lives must be diminished because they see each other naked all the time OR nudists have more sex because they see each other naked constantly. You will find many things that trigger arousal and people do not want nudity to get turned on. As for the second part, we had say naturists likely have better sex because they are inclined to be more comfortable with their bodies. But do they have more sex compared to average man? We'd need to do a study to figure out. Naturism Naturism Myths about Sex and Sexuality As explained in myth #5, naturists do not become super aroused and jump each other the minute their clothes come off. Myth #7. The naturist / naturist public is primarily composed of old, retired individuals. Naturists are available all around the world and range in age from newborns to centennials. Some nudist clubs or clothing-optional locations are filled with young naturists in their 20's and 30's. Other clubs have mostly older, retired empty-nesters. Naturism and Nudism IsN't Just For Older Folks But the naturist demographic all is dependent upon where you go. In European countries like France, there are large resorts and beaches that have become popular among young folks. As a fact, there's absolutely no lack of young people in the nudie world. Myth #8. Nudism is dying. There have been quite a few articles in the last few years that report on how old nudists are striving to get more young people involved to keep nudism living. But naturism is not some outdated, vague lifestyle that's about to vanish as all the aged nudists head to their own graves. Certain nudist clubs and organizations may be losing members, but naturism is appreciated by millions of individuals all over the world. And that is not about to change. Naturist Portal has been growing rapidly since we began in 2010. They probably neglected to bring any new members for a while, let alone young ones. As for organizations, a diminishing membership means that some things are not working and changes are needed. But none of the means that naturism itself is expiring. Myth #9. The people on the naked beach are always the folks you "do not need to see naked. No, man. You're merely being faced with the truth of what bodies actually look like. What were you expecting, the scene of a Playboy image shoot? This is real life. There is no Photoshop. Learn to see the beauty inside. Oftentimes, when one is disgusted by average bodies, it truly is merely a manifestation of their own discomfort with their appearance. As Bob Belcher once said, Nude beaches are filled with overweight, out of shape old bodies and I do not wanna go there and realize I appear just like that. (In actuality there are folks of different body types and ages at a nude beach, but you get the point.) So work on your body image and try to do a little less judging of others. Also, if you are going to the naked beach for the reason for looking at others' bodies for your own sexual gratification, that's called a voyeur. Naturists don't like voyeurs. Myth #10. Naturism is not about showing off how healthy, toned and tanned you happen to be. On a naked beach, no body is perfect, and everyone has flaws. We say all bodies are great bodies :)about a month ago from web
Adoring My Nude Body - I recently read an article by Felicity Jones that talked about "why girls should see other women's nude bodies." Initially, the name truly shocked me. But then I read it and for me, the articles tripped one of those "moments of awak
I began having a discussion with Jordan who is one of the co-founders of this Young Naturists group Young Naturists and Nudists America. We emailed each other back and forth regarding a variety of dilemmas like the differences between the generations and how my daughter, and her 23 - 25 year old friends, are capable to be silly and cook dinner together naked while I, at 52, have never done anything like that (it shocked me to the heart at first to find such clear boldness). It was a time of independence, burning your bra, and free love. You'd think I too would be dancing about in complete peaceful independence. Yet my experience was totally different. In my private home life, like so many others in my age group, nudity was treated as taboo. We were hushed and made to feel like we were filthy, bad for even thinking in such a manner. Hence myself and many others began feeling shamed. I remember one instance when I was about 12 years old. My brother extremely pissed me off, so I decided to fight back and I did I mooned him! My mom was so upset with my behavior and she shouted at me for doing what I did. She then told my grandmother about my shameful behavior. This quickly became the family narrative that would explain my youth and was a topic of much ridicule by many of extended family. This humiliation created a tremendous amount of shame for me. It sent a strong message that made me feel terrible about myself and my nude body. Thus, as the years went by, it seemed normal to me that all of us stayed covered up. I have never seen my own mom bare and it was the same for many of my pals. Adoring My Nude Body By: Patricia Riedel He would conquer me, then force me to have sex - which made me feel less like someone and more like an item. He'd additionally use mental and verbal abuse and would threaten to leave me if I didn't lose weight. He would make this point soon after his sexual fulfillment with me. Though I was a small, skinny woman, he'd use nasty remarks about my weight. Later on I learned he used to do this to keep my self esteem low and to basically make me feel useless so that I wouldn't leave him. This was a very dark time in my life. I could never imagine anyone ever needing me. I began to be obsessed with roller coaster dieting, exercise and striving to be / appear perfect. I could never seem to attain that ideal. My violent husband began belittling my body and I still recall the day I started "hiding. He came in our bedroom one day while I was dressing and I grabbed my clothes and ran to the bathroom to get dressed in private. He never said a word and I started doing this constantly. Without any real idea - I started hiding. Girls Cooking Dinner Naked Collectively After almost a decade of abuse I was able to break away and we split up. After being divorced from this violent man for many years, I married again. This time to a superb man! Regrettably, he only expired last year of cancer. His death sent me into depression which I am struggling with now. The dilemmas that came from being in an abusive relationship for so many years had seemed to take a powerful hold over me. Finally, just before he died I was able to be a little freer. That said, I still fought and that's when I discovered Felicity's article about being nude. The post made me find the shame that had haunted me all these years. Once I completed the article, I determined to do a test with myself. I determined to start being nude in front of myself! I would start learning how to be comfortable while fully nude every night and be without any judgment. I made a conscious effort to focus just on admiration, love and acceptance for my naked body. The first few nights were so strange. These feelings kept coming up so I really had to go through a process of favorable self-speaking and resisting the impulse to cover up. I would do everything I could to try and accept the nude me. A couple of days into this endeavor, my daughter and her friends came to see one evening. We were all sitting in my bed talking. I discussed my ideas about the "naked girls" article, asked them some questions and told them my story of how it was when I was young. Now you see so many young women who are considerably more open with their naked skin and bodies - a theory that seems so unknown to many women of my generation. As all of us ladies sat on my bed discussing, one of my daughter's single friends spontaneously said; let us go topless - so we did! My first initial feeling when removing my top in front of these young women was to question if I did something awful and dirty. We laughed and talked about nipple sizes and nudity. It was such a pleasure and freeing experience that now we are planning a girl's bare dinner party! I guess the most significant point I 'd need to make, as I share my thoughts, is that shame is a penitentiary which I needed to be freed from. Shame causes many self-esteem issues. It stopped me from loving and accepting myself which is so vital to the healing journey I 'm on - to be a "whole" individual again. I am thankful to this author for writing this article to bring awareness. I 'm also thankful to Jordan for setting aside the time to talk to me (almost daily and for quite a while). He kept encouraging me with love and inspiration to keep going on this path of honoring my naked body and to be accepting of "me" in the raw flesh - nothing hidden, nothing to be ashamed of. I hope some others can be encouraged to locate their peace. Now, I 'm happy. I'm nude when I want to be, and I finally feel fine about it. Peace, Love, Courage and Acceptance to All! Learning To Love My Naked Body written by Patricia Riedel was released by - Young Naturists and Young Nudists America FKK
(Guest nudist blog) Nowadays, being nude is natural and enjoyable. But it did not constantly feel that way. I 've ever been somewhat self conscious. The idea of being nude around one person, let alone a group, was certainly terrifying. Little did I know, this fear of nudity would leave me even putting up a fight. My first social nude experience was due to my love for traveling around the United States. During my journeys, I was exposed to many friendly, gifted individuals. I met a variety of musicians, artists, travelers and hippies. I started to travel with a band called John Denver's Airplane from age nineteen to twenty. We started in Florida, and then traveled to Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York and Wisconsin. Madison, Wisconsin is a great small historic town, covered in red brick, where my story takes place. After the band played their site, some fans told us about a local plage called Mazo beach. It truly is located an hour northwest of Madison, on the Wisconsin River. So we all packed up to go swimming, which was a perfect idea for a hot summer day. The trip north was short and we soon arrived at our destination - Mazo beach. Mazo Nude Beach in Wisconsin We arrived atMazo strand and I quickly realized that this was no average playa. It was at the center of the wilds. The beach was beautiful with black, metallic looking pebbles scattered through the sand, on the plage and into the water. Even more awe-inspiring compared to the scenery, was the complete dearth of garments Everyone was naked! There were nude men and girls all around me! Some were swimming and others were simply sprawled out sunbathing naked. I felt my face grow red, as all of my buddies began to disrobe. I had a moment of panic that luckily did not last. I was scared and aghast because I 'd never planned to see my friends bare. I thought about running but quickly recognized that fleeing was a foolish notion. So I eventually decided to play it cool. I began to undress slowly, starting with my outer garments and worked my way to my panties. Once I gave into the experience, I was able to relax and enjoy myself. After a while, I actually felt my personal body image issues begin to disappear. Today I am more accepting of my self along with others and I 've to thank Mazo Nude Beach and naturism/ nudismfor that! Labels: first time naturist, unclothed playa, unclothed swimming, skinny dipping, social nudity, wisconsin Type: Nude Beach, Nudist Site, Social Nudity Sites About the Author (Author Profile) Guest blogs written completely for Naturist Portal.
(To donate click: Kickstarter campaign) July 26th, 2014 was a day to recall. Thirty artists painted 40 naked models, who subsequently marched through NYC, sharing the art and spreading a message of body acceptance. The models were all shapes, sizes, colors and genders. The event caught international interest and acknowledgement. For 2015, we're teaming up with Andy Golub to do it all again, only BIGGER and better! We desire to have 50 artists and 100 models, that may comprise spontaneous members of the general public. This would be twice in size from last year. But to be able to make it happen we need your help. We now have just found a Kickstarter effort with Andy to raise (at least) $10,000 to cover expenses for this year's event. And with enough funds, Andy may even have the capacity to bring Body Painting Day to the city of Amsterdam as well. If you support Andy's work, if you have ever witnessed and enjoyed his public artwork, if you believe in freedom of expression and body approval, please consider contributing to this Kickstarter effort. Help us expand and boost one of the biggest artistic, body-positive occasions NYC has ever seen. Beginning at donations of $20, benefits contain limited edition prints, t shirts and more. However, even if you can only afford to give $5 or $10, we appreciate your help. You can even help us out by spreading the word! Share this post or the Kickstarter campaign page. Thanks! New York City Bodypainting Day event details: Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, NYC -50 artists and 100 nude models, including for the first time, impulsive volunteer models from the public -Naked March through the City roads -Pic Shoot that the people can participate in -Double-Decker Bus Ride around the city Amsterdam Bodypainting Day (Tentative) Saturday, August 15, 2015, at Rembrandtplein Square, Amsterdam. -25 artists and 25 nude models -Nude March through the Town roads -Jpg Shoot the people can participate in To contribute click: Kickstarter campaign You are able to see the official web site here: BodyPainting Day You may even want to visit Andy Golub's web site. Young Naturists and Nudists America Group: Naked Body Painting and Naked Body Art, Naked News, Nude Art and Artistic Nudity About the Writer (Author Profile) Writer of Nudist Blog. Cofounder of Naturist Portal. 3rd-generation nudie. Avid reader. Feminist. 70% vegan, 30% vegetarian. Once I'm not busy eating, I am writing about naturism, censorship, topfree equality, body image and other fun topics. I like comments, so plz leave a comment when you've got something to say!