A naturist’s view on dressed activities.

Dressed?

Yes. Dressed. You know how that works. It’s putting on the dreaded clothing. We all have to once in a while, although occasionally there are people who avoid it in a brilliant way.

Health Hazards

If you are in any way dealing with health hazards, I can imagine it’s smart to have some protection on. For instance when dealing with chemicals or toxic fumes. 

Also when there are things around like hot metals or when you’re working with things that can throw dangerous waste around (for instance when working with metal) it’s a smart thing to have some protection around.

I, for instance, have discovered that wearing an apron in the kitchen can be a very skin-saving happening. Of course that’s not always a necessity, but when cooking (and especially baking) things that involve hot oil or hot water, it’s smart to be safe.

Cooking in the nude
Cooking in the nude. (Yes, it’s a link to a video!)

Examples of clothed jobs

What would you think of firefighters? Would anyone volunteer doing that in the nude? I would certainly don’t have the hots for that. (Okay, I agree, that was perhaps a bad one.)

Then there are people working in clean-rooms, where computer-chips are made. I’ve actually worked in one of those, and although it’s something you can do naked, it’s not going to happen. Clean-rooms need to be, indeed, clean, and walking around there without special clothes is going to contaminate the air with hair and skin flakes. Stuff that’s too small to see often, but on micro-chip scale those are huge problems.

Luckily not all jobs require clothing, although we’re facing the big, clothed world out there. I’m glad I can work from home once in a while and then I don’t have to put on things I don’t want.

What I would really like, and I’m probably not alone in this, is a job that doesn’t require clothes. Like working in a naturist resort, or even working in a naturist restaurant like there are in Bristol and Paris these days.

Of course I keep dreaming of a full-time job as a writer, having the freedom to work naked all the time.

What’s your favourite clothes-free job? Do you have one in mind? Do you actually work one? Tell me, I’d love to hear from you and get inspired!

Sunday Noon Nudist – Hole in one

Sunday Nudist

Hole in one of the obstacles. Have you ever done naked midget-golf?

A naturist’s view on celebrities

Celebrity nudists

We all know they exist. It is only natural since even celebrities are human beings with human cravings and human clothes. And at times without said clothes.

What is the good of a naked celebrity?

Obviously the good thing is that a nudist celebrity shows the world at large that being nude / a nudist / a naturist isn’t a bad thing. I think we all agree on that.

If a famous person is okay with being naked, then it should be alright for me too.

As long as that’s the mindset and idea people take away from knowing a celebrity to be a nudist, that’s a good thing. In that respect I am convinced that celebrities can be a huge benefit to the naturist lifestyle.

Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon – “There’s something therapeutic about nudity”

Did you know Kevin Bacon is a nudist? He claims “There’s something therapeutic about nudity”. (According to a snippet in the Gainesville Sun.)

And Helen Mirren probably needs no introduction. “I do believe in naturism and am my happiest on a nude beach with people of all ages and races.” Helen said while accepting British Naturism’s 2004 Naturist of the Year Award.

These are but two of the many famous ones who are known to like being naked.

However…

What is the bad of a naked celebrity?

What if someone thinks:

Of course they dare to be naked. They all look so good. And now look at flabby me!

That’s a problem that pops up frequently, and you don’t even need a celebrity for that. I have no proof of it, but I can imagine that seeing a naked celebrity makes things even worse for those who aren’t that toned, tanned and touched-up.

What do you think?

Is having nudist celebrities good or bad? Or do you think it doesn’t matter? Or should they come out even more?

I can only hope that one day we can all ride the bus or the train like Alanis Morisette does…

Alanis Morisette

Sunday Noon Nudist – Rocky Mountain High?

Sunday Nudist

No idea if these are the Rocky Mountains, but it’s a great way to be where she is.

A naturist’s view on making music

Music

Something simple, it seems. Everyone knows what music is. Nude people also tend to like music. What I wondered about suddenly was: are there nude musicians out there?

It took a long time to find something in this area.

Rock ‘n’ roll

This was an era where some bands, mostly obscure ones, would perform in the nude. Mostly to shock and be rebels, I’m sure. It’s very hard to find imagery about those bands. Perhaps they looked something like this:

Nude rock band

Women only?

nude musicians

Most of the performers I could find were women. This is remarkable in a way, because in naturism and nudism men seem to prevail. Why not then, I wonder, in music?

Is showing the nude musician’s body outside naturism more of a gimmick to attract people than to celebrate the body? I think it is.

Sex sells

That’s a given these days, and it works since several decades. That is also, for me, one of the reasons that nudity (be it explicit or implied) is now so connected to sex. Advertisement had made that happen. Lots of people are happily brainwashed into that way of thinking daily.

toilet paper adIt’s even used to make toilet paper ‘sexy’. There’s the word. Sexy. Hardly surprising that nudity = sex(y).

That clearly is the whole point. Also in music this seems to happen. Look at Miley Cyrus who has caused more than just a bit of controversy about her naked performances and appearing nude in music videos.

Miley Cyrus wrecking ball
Miley Cyrus and the wrecking ball

Real music by real people

I really wonder if we’ll ever see a movement of real people, real music-makers, who are going to perform in the nude just because it’s the best way to be. Maybe you’ve ever been to a nude beach or resort where you’ve seen a naked band perform.

I’d like to hear about it. What was the band like? Where they nudists to start with, or did they strip because of the venue?

nude man playing pianoMusic is important for many people. I’m convinced it is important for quite a few of you who read this.

Would you play music naked? Do you play music naked? If so, what started it? Was it the fact you’re a nudist/naturist?

 

Sunday Noon Nudist – nature at its best

Waterfall

Checking out nature at its best, the best way.

A naturist’s view on children

Naturism and children

Always a worthwhile discussion, it seems. True naturists and nudists know that the naked lifestyle goes well with kids. Kids love being naked, and they continue to love it until the “grown-ups” tell them it’s a bad thing and they should stop it. Putting on the dreaded clothing parts is the normal way to go. Yes, it’s normal (since that is the norm, carried by most people).

We know that the norm isn’t always the smartest thing to follow.

I am NOT an expert on children, but…

witch and children menuTrust me. I am not. I do remember what it’s like to be a child (because a) I think I have a good memory and b) I refuse to grow up).

Also I have second hand experience with the daughters of my sister. They liked to run around naked as long as they could.

However, even when I’m not a child expert, I know that children and naturism mix well. When I visit our local nude beach I see kids running around and having a blast. They play, swim and just have a great time without feeling any pressure to cover up or ‘be decent’.

The naked swimming child

nude woman floating
I know, this is not a child, but to prevent problems concerning naked kids online…

Have you ever witnessed a naked swimming child? They are free as a bird (as far as birds swim, that is) and they seem to know this is the right way to be. And look at yourself. Have you ever skinny-dipped? Swam naked? How did that feel, the first time after some time in the ridiculous bathing suit? Would you go back to swimming wearing a piece of cloth if you had the opportunity to skip it?

We are born naked for a reason

And that reason is nature. Nature doesn’t make clothes, it makes living beings. We invented clothes to stay warm when things get cold. Children understand that just as well as we do and they will act accordingly when they feel like it, not because they know that clothes are the best thing since McDonalds. Oh, wait, maybe they do think that – but I digress.

I for one am glad that ‘our’ children (you know what I mean here, otherwise ask me about it in a comment) have the luck to grow up free and as naked as possible. It shapes them, in their way they perceive not only their own body but also how they see others. They know that nearly no one has a perfect body. They know that naked people aren’t out to rape them.

And I know they will grow up like people with a much healthier mind and view on life than most textile-based lifeforms have.

Mark Twain quote

Thank you, Samuel Langhorne Clemens!

Sunday Noon Nudist

Sunday Nudist

I’d love to try golf some day. This way.

A naturist’s view on animals

Animals are nude. Just like we like to be.

I don’t know if you have animals. Pets. Dogs, cats, horses, goldfish, chickens, to name a few.

They are all naked. You’ve probably seen that. And yes, furry ones are naked too – they don’t wear additional things concealing the way they are.

nude man on horseI’ve never had a problem with an animal whilst being nude. They don’t see it. They don’t care.

Animals care about the person inside that skin. Someone who’s good to them, who feeds them and makes sure they’re comfortable and healthy.

Clothes make no difference to animals. If you have different experiences, I would certainly like to hear about them, because I only have my life to draw from.

billenkatI have two cats. They don’t care whether I’m nude or not. Them being cats and me being human however makes that I do care at times. My cats like to lie in my lap. Cats have claws and they know how to use them, so when I sit on the couch I have a towel beneath me and a double folded one on top of me. I’ve once miscalculated the speed of a cat and the sharpness of its claws, and that is not going to happen again. Trust me. It hurt enough to make the memory last a lifetime.

I’ve been nude around dogs too. Dogs don’t care. Dogs want your attention. They want to play, run after balls and sticks, and get a good rub. Again, the vulnerable part is the human. Even when dogs don’t have cat-like claws, they can leave nasty scratches. It’s all a matter of common sense. Seriously, I have yet to come across a species of animal that is impressed by clothes (apart from those that have been indoctrinated into fearing someone in a specific outfit, like circus animals. They are sad.)

naked girl with a cow

Sunday Noon Nudist

Sunday Nudist

Perhaps not exactly your Sunday but it’s a good idea for the office day. 🙂