Now there’s a TeamNaturist project going on to put a lot of this into view:
If you want to participate, please send an e-mail to email@example.com. You can trust the person who initiated this; he’s a good person and dedicated naturist. Have a look at his twitter feed if you’re still not convinced.
Really, this is for a good cause. Our cause. A naturist cause. Björ hasn’t received any contributions from ladies yet, nor from people of colour. Please support his cause. He and I both appreciate it!
Of course do naturists have cars. Together with walking, cycling and public transport they’re a great way to get around. Wait, did I say public transport? Sorry! 😉
Cars and clothing laws.
As with just about anything in life there are laws concerning cars. They need to have tyres that all touch the ground, a working engine, lights, stuff like that. My main gripe about car laws is that there is nearly no clarity about the way you need to drive. I don’t mean adhering to the rules of the road, but – you guessed it – what you need to wear. Or not wear. So far only Germany has an (as far as I know) clear statement about that. You need to wear proper footwear to operate the pedals. You can be naked in your car (let’s all move to Germany). You can’t however be naked getting out of your car unless you’re at a place where nudity is accepted. Germany is cool.
Where I live, in the Netherlands, there’s a lot of fuzzy commenting going around about naked driving. I’ve seen police statements where cops chased a nude driver, I’ve read reports on people simply driving along in the nude without a problem. For myself I can state I’ve driven around in the nude plenty of times and never had a problem with that.
That either means things aren’t as bad as they’re depicted or I’ve just been very lucky.
Driving naked, the international version.
I haven’t investigated every country exhaustively. Firstly because I don’t want to spend too much of my time doing that, secondly because there are too many countries and too obscure laws. 😉
I found a few resources for you.
America, you might like to read this. Short version: “We were surprised to find little consensus on whether it is actually illegal to drive naked. There don’t seem to be many laws on the books that specifically address nudity in cars vs. nudity in general. One rule of thumb: It’s probably OK to drive naked, but only if no one else sees you.”
Scotland and England, here’s a link for you. Short version: “It’s not an offence to be naked in public in England and Wales but it does become an offence if it can be proved the person stripped off with the intention to upset and shock. The complainant has to prove this.
In Scottish law there is no statutory offence, just the common law offence of offending public decency – a strand of the breach of the peace. The test is essentially the same as in English law, that a member of the public has been put in a state of fear or alarm.”
It doesn’t state driving explicitly but if you can be nude in public you should be fine in your car.
Sweden, maybe this is of interest to you. Short version: “…as nudist Ronja told the magazine: Being naked is about freedom, and not conforming to others. But this type of freedom involves a few guidelines. So here we go…ten commandments of Swedish nude etiquette.”
Again, no explicit mentioning of cars, but if you can be naked at home, a car shouldn’t be a big problem.
How is it in your country? Do you know?
Maybe you have some inside experience that might help others who like to drive in the nude. Driving naked is nice when it’s hot (or not cold). Tips and such are, as always, appreciated!
It’s a fact that naturists appreciate light. Warm light preferably. I thought about that when I found the picture you see up here. As I looked at it I thought that this is a wonderful application of light as well.
I love body painting and this is a form of it, I’d say, with the difference that this painting was done with, indeed, light. Of course I had to go on a hunt for more and it surprised me that most images painted with light incorporate the female form. Men don’t seem to do so well in light and I really wonder why that is.
This image conveys how the male body can look amazing in specific light settings as well.
I admit that not everyone is granted such a nice physique but the idea remains the same.
What do you think about painting with light instead of body paint? Have you noticed it as well? Have you ever tried it?
I think it’s fascinating because this too is something that only works well with the naked, human body.
Trying this with regular clothes, regardless how expensive they are, will never yield the same effect. Or do you know of examples that prove me wrong? In that case I’d love to learn about those.
Yes, you saw that. I like classical music. Not solely that but it’s amazing for me. And the good thing is that there are people who perform classical music in the nude. Alas, they don’t play in most theatres but if you look around there are examples to be found.
For instance there is this: an aria from “Tales of Hoffman” by Jacques Offenbach. This is definitely a complex song to sing and this lady, Abigail Wright, who is a mezzo soprano, took on this song and performed it naked. That’s having guts.
France has nude performers as well.
This should not be surprising. France has a large amount of naturist places and they’re quite popular. A performance by the Bordeaux National Opera in the nude is therefore not something you should be surprised of. They performed Les Indes galantes, an opera-ballet by Jean-Philippe Rameau. Here is a sample of it:
Not only in the western world.
Japan is known for being eccentric at times. Luckily they also cater to the naturist taste at times. For you: The Japanese Naked Orchestra, with The Nutcracker of Pyotr Iljitsch Tchaikovsky.
Do you know of other nude performers of classical music or performing arts? I know there are plenty of experimental modern performers. It’s the classical ones I am looking for. They break borders…
Pockets. We all know them and put things in them. A big question for non-naturists and new naturists is: where do I put my things? After all, a proper, modern human being isn’t complete without keys, a phone, paperwork, a wallet and what not.
There are no pockets in your skin.
Absolutely true, and that’s how I like it best. If you’re a genetically or surgically modified human who now has pockets, do step forward and tell us about your experiences.
Having no pockets has made me clever about taking things with me.
First necessity: a bag. Consider that one big pocket and you’re already set.
Second necessity: don’t take the kitchen sink with you.
Be clever about what you really need. Are you on vacation and you’re not going to drive, leave car keys and paperwork in your tent, bungalow, hotel room, wherever you stay. It makes for lighter walking. Walking in warm weather? Take something to drink with you. Don’t be stupid and risk dehydration. Do you need your wallet if you’re not going to stop anywhere? Leave it ‘at home’. Same if there’s nowhere to pay for anything; why take the thing with you?
Break the things-obsession.
This is where we get closer to nature-ism, which isn’t for everyone. Nature didn’t invent keys, wallets, phones and all that. If you can do without those, even for a few hours when out and about, do not take those things with you. Learn to live without facebook, twitter, snapchat and whatever more or less social medium you frequent for a while. You might be shocked to find how much you see of your environment when you’re not staring at your phone all the time. You might even meet people. 😉 And if you’re lucky they’re inclined to be naked, like you.
Those tweets will wait for you to come back, trust me.