With any endeavor in life you are excited about, you begin to immerse yourself in that endeavor, and it can even spark a passion you didn’t know existed. When you immerse yourself and you begin to soak up all there is to know about this new adventure, you begin to mature in your understanding and what it means to you. For me, I start picking up on certain nuances and seeing things from different angles and keener eyes. With this understanding, I begin to draw my own conclusions about a particular topic or belief, and over time my my choices begin to drift into something different. At a minimum a different perspective begins to form on any said subject. This is good though. People need to be constantly aware and constantly looking for ways to improve themselves and their situations. It helps us grow when don’t even realize we are.
Should I Stop Being A Nudist?
Good questions isn’t it? Nudism is about the freedom of body and spirit, a way to go beyond the bounds of what standard society thinks is normal, and embark on a path to be against the norm or create a new norm for people. A norm where judgement, expression, income class, and skin color don’t seem to matter. You can color yourself with tattoos, feel confident in the size of your body, large or small, and see people for who they really are without any hiding. It’s a great utopia that we all yearn for, we all need, and the hope that keeps us all going thinking one day things will get better for our life and our lifestyle. The question I have is how realistic is that?
There is not doubt the acceptance of your naked body and the naked bodies of others has a tremendous impact on our mental and physical health, and the benefits of shedding the clothes goes way beyond anything a study group can identify. Personally, the dramatic shift into a nudist lifestyle has been a godsend for me, and when my life was falling apart around me, it was the solace of my nakedness that brought me through that time, and my ability to lean on the community for that support and encouragement. I still get emails from people asking me how I am doing and how they can help. You all truly are wonderful and a family I have never really had. I am blessed.
Just Answer The Question!!
Okay, okay, okay. I guess there has been enough of a prologue to get into what the hell I am talking about. Over the course of several months I have been a bit distant from my blog and social media. I’ve made a few posts here and there, and I have tried to stay somewhat engaged, but there was just something deep down bothering me. Well, maybe bothering isn’t the right word, but there has been a number of things on my mind that led me to this question.
Nudism is tainted. Plain and simple. I feel that nudism is so tainted with bad connotations, horrible exposure, and an endless marketing from porn sites and news media, there will be almost zero chance the community will be able to overcome this type of view from those outside of our lifestyle. I’ve wrote on something similar to this before, and it’s nearly impossible to do a search on nudism, naturism, nudists, and naturists, and not find something related to porn, swingers, exhibitionists, and many other perversion of the title nudist. Do your own research and see. Nudism has become the face of young naked women frolicking through the woods just begging for men to come searching for them. To me, it’s turned into a sexual fantasy that people search for because they want be naked all the time for sexual purposes. How do we overcome that? No idea. To make things worse social media has banned major nudist voices for no apparent reason, but they will allow “nudist” porn to float all over their platforms.
I think this is a major reason why you don’t see people claiming the nudist lifestyle, and beating down the doors at resorts and clubs. If you say you’re a nudist, people immediately have a weird reaction. This may not be evident to you or I on the surface, but you’re immediately judged as having a weird kink, perversion, or some other abnormal sexual interest. I think more people live a somewhat naked lifestyle, but they are more private in their expression and don’t tell anyone. This group of people is the greatest opportunity to prevent the lifestyle from dying out.
A Safe Online Nudist Community Will Fix This
I 100% agree this would help. I’m all in, but how do you do it? On one hand you can create an online community and allow anyone to join, but then you work tirelessly trying to keep the sex addicts, porn bots, and predators away. It’s a full time job for many people, and even then you’re not guaranteed to keep everyone away. There’s no 100% fail safe. Take TrueNudist for example. I think it is a great platform with so many features, members, and a chance to get to know real nudists. The problem is you don’t have anyway to know who is legit and who is not. Sure, the “verified nudist” is a way, but I find that a bit weird and you sign over your rights to the photo. I’m not doing that. Additionally, the short time I was on there and visited the chat, I was bombarded with hundreds of male nudists wanting to get to know me, be my friend, see when we can meet up, etc. Not to mention the sign up process was something close to a dating site information harvest. Sorry, I don’t share personal information with anyone on the internet. Period.
What about an exclusive club? I think an exclusive club is a great idea and an excellent way to ensure only the most legitimate and trusted nudists are members. You reduce the risk and worry for porn bots, and maybe to some extent sex addicts, swingers, and predators, but who else do you eliminate too? The goal of nudism is to be an all inclusive community where everyone should feel welcomed. If you eliminate the ability for new people to easily join the community, then you are going to inevitably age out the “member” base and there will be no new blood to replace those who leave or age out of it. There is a thing as being too overprotective. For example, my ex father-in-law used to pick up troubled teens from the half-way house and take them to the church he was attending at the time. Some of the members were upset with him because he brought those kids to church. Their argument was they would be a bad influence on the kids of the church. He left the church because he knew those kids were right where they needed to be. A place to be loved and shown a set of morals to live by when they have never received any. I know it’s not the same thing, but the analogy still shows how our prejudice can surface.
What Am I Doing Now
I will continue to live and breath a clothes free, naked lifestyle, and I will continue to blog about my journey through this relatively new endeavor in my life. I want to talk about my experiences and how my nakedness has played a role in my decisions, health, and almost every aspect of my life. Going forward I’m not sure I will identify as a nudist, naturist, or any other identifying group. I’m just going to be naked, nude, and clothes free, and when asked about it I will say I see no need to be dressed all the time, especially when I am alone or in the company of others who are like minded.
I know my website is identified as a nudist website, so I am still thinking on what to do with it. I have purchased it for like 5 years, so it won’t be going anywhere and I won’t ever let it go back to the registrar. I will continue to own it for many years to come. However, I may purchase a domain name to be my new home on the internet, which will allow me to write, but without the identity of any group that could be misconstrued. I’m still deciding. Will that bring some unwanted attention? I’m not sure. I doubt it is no worse than what I have already experienced.
What are your thoughts? Am I crazy or seeing things too cynical?