A naturist’s view on ‘nudist groups’

How much is too much?

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This post is about MeWe.com, one of the new social networks that are popping up all over the interwebz. I’ve mentioned them before in this post about social networks that are nude-friendly. If anything, MeWe is that.

Great, so what’s the problem?

Granted, it is a luxury ‘problem’ but I do want to point it out. Since more and more people are fleeing to MeWe (even more since Google+ announced it will close it’s doors on August 2019), this means more and more nudists and naturists are heading over to MeWe too.

Tonnes of groups on MeWe

Now one thing that makes MeWe work, as far as I’ve seen, is that it’s great with communities and groups. There are loads of public groups you can join on a plenitude of topics.

With the current global mindset about nudity, groups regarding that aren’t considered ‘open’. We all understand that. This shouldn’t stop you from looking for nudist and naturist groups though. There are plenty of them.

And that’s where things get tricky

There are lots of them, and for some reason more and more people, probably with the best intentions, open new nudist / naturist groups and invite others to join those groups.

All very noble, but…

As you see, I am a member of 5 naturist groups at the moment.

(Everyone gets a free membership to MeWe News, which is read-only and it’s Hotel California for now: you can check out any time you want but you can never leave.)

As I am writing this, I have invitations for 4 more naturist groups waiting. I will however not join them, since it’s enough to try and keep up with those 5 groups. Truth be told, I am ignoring some of them because it’s just too much.

Imagine if I were to join those 4 others. Even more too much. I’d have to find someone to pay me for interacting with all of them because I wouldn’t have time for a job any more. Does that sound in any way familiar yet?

Don’t get me wrong: MeWe is a seriously great place for naked people. It’s just a bit of a bummer that so many well-meaning people are creating dozens (or more) groups, which isn’t helpful to create a more tight-knit naturist community.

INF-FNI?

I wonder if there would be a good way that INF-FNI would be able to get this organised. Since they are the international federation of naturists, I think there would be a nice opportunity for them to lay some more groundwork. Either that, or the local (country-wide) federations could set up camp there and create a kind of community.

At the moment the naturists on MeWe are becoming a group of shards that spreads out more and more…

Author: Paul

Promoting the clothes-free lifestyle.

7 thoughts on “A naturist’s view on ‘nudist groups’”

  1. The more the merrier. After living 70 years with public nudism being shunned I’m wildly enjoying the freedom that 2nd generation social media is bringing to the Internet. After decades of “no nudes” in any media, and then Facebook’s “community standards” we are now allowed to post our beautiful human bodies on MeWe, Twitter, and other sites.

    What if we had only 5 groups and they have 1000 members each. That’s only 5,000 members out of 7.5 BILLION humans. We don’t want only 5,000 nudists. We want a Billion nudists, maybe 5 billion nudists. I want EVERYONE to feel comfortable being seen naked on Internet, people from all countries, from all cultures. Indian nudist groups, Chinese nudist groups, African nudist groups, etc. etc.

    No, I can’t keep up with more than a few nudist groups but I don’t have to follow a billion people. I’m fine with giving it freedom to expand on and on. Let body freedom ring loud and clear!

  2. Totally agree with you. MeWe is a great social platform for naturists to interact and communicate however rather than uniting naturists it has fragmented us into numerous small groups.

    1. I’ve decided to limit myself to just a few groups. No matter how well each group-starter means to do, too much is simply too much…

  3. I’ll have to check it out. I’d like to find a social media platform with a local flair to it. I’d like to meet and associate with local naturists/nudists. Yes we have Meetup.com, but my local group has become exclusionary even though I was a founding member. Even so the Meetup groups are fragmented and don’t allow for good social interaction. It would be great if you could have a master group with sub-groups that can be regionalized. When you post a message to a sub-group, you can also make it a global post that hits the main stream.

  4. Something i have wondered is how many is too many mewe has certainly opened things up a fair bit as the owner of a couple of groups one for naturists in our area ( East Anglia) and one that is for naturists for disabilities we are also members of a few other naturist groups but doubt if for the time begin we will join any more. I will say that mewe does give us the opportunely to be ourselves and to be a whole lot more open about our lifestyle and it also gives us a chance to be able to spread the word about naturism

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