Some thoughts on our friend. Facebook.

This post up here, it’s from 2017, made me think about the witch hunt on nudity by the various social media once more. Although… social? Apparently social nudity is not their kind of social.

Why do people still get so worked up about this? Of course, we all know these platforms (Facebook, Google+ and lately Tumblr as well) are wrong in banning anything nude but they are calling their shots.

Faceborg bans artists who post anything resembling nudity yet they have no problem with beheading videos. Tumblr had to be sold to a place that didn’t want naked bits and pieces.

It’s a pathetic sign of the times, and I am convinced that everyone in the naked-life circuit is aware of all that.

I think it’s smarter to focus on the places where nudity is no problem, like Ello.co, Twitter and MeWe.

I’ve also located Ghost (link opens new tab) which might suit your needs.

This page mentions a few more options that might be interesting to you. Have a go, have a look and do report back what you found out!

Sensing energy through skin rather than clothes

Sensing energy? What’s that now?

Yes, and don’t worry, I’ll try to keep this levelheaded and with both feet on the ground. At times. Probably. In a way.

Maybe you laugh at the fact that people can sense energy. If you do, please keep reading. You might be in for another good laugh if nothing else.

I for one am convinced people sense energies. We are, after all, made of energy. Basic physics break us down to atoms, and atoms consist of energy particles: protons, electrons and neutrons.

Here’s an atom for you. There are lots of them inside each of us.

Energy is also made of energy (hey, I’m awake, aren’t I?)

Did you ever meet someone you immediately liked? Or disliked? Without ever having met that person before in your conscious life? I blame that (dis)like on the exchange of energy between people. (Ready, laugh, go!)

The sensitivity to energy and its blocking.

Two nudists
Nothing blocks their energies.

Clothes (and this should not surprise you) are made of atoms as well. They’re not alive (which we are, and that’s probably not to blame on our own atoms) but they do contain energy particles inside their atoms. That’s what keeps everything together, even fabric. Or sand. But don’t let me digress.

Now imagine you are to meet a person or you are in a particular place that has, for instance, ley lines (yes, follow the link to the explanation, not everyone knows what ley lines are). Don’t you think you would be more sensitive and open to the energy of that other person or place when you’re not dressed? Clothes (energy) have the distinct possibility to block energy since they are made of energy as well. (Goodness, I hope I am not going in too deep here. Keep laughing if you feel like that.)

You can consider clothes to be a wall or an energetic interference between your body and the energy that is emitted by another body (be it human or otherwise).

I was brought onto this idea after a chat with someone on MeWe.com, who mentioned being more sensitive to energy when nude. That immediately made sense to me, because of a particular experience.

A castle in Wales

A few years ago I visited Wales (in the U.K.) and I went to look at some castles. Castles are cool. This particular castle up here wasn’t easy to get to. It involved several miles of climbing and walking through hills, and when I got there I was the only visitor. Not surprising considering the effort it took to get there.

Since there were no people around to complain about it, I undressed and wandered through the castle. That made a huge difference to me (and not because of the temperature, it was quite agreeable inside the walls). I could sense the energy of the place much better than with clothes on.

I wonder if this whole piece makes sense to you. Do you have experiences of sensing energy, and if yes, does it make a difference being nude?

Entertaining Google alert

I have set up a few Google alerts to inform me about interesting things regarding – you guessed it – naturism and nudism.

I got in a mail with a few links of interest that had one or more keywords in it, and the summary of one of them was highly surprising:

For naturism blue 18 approximately three days blue for power ナチュリズム 3rd of the black oolong tea Rakuten kenko express: For naturism blue 18 approximately three days blue for power ♪ ナチュリズム 3rd of the black oolong tea [healthy supplement] [diet] …

Okay, this looks weird. Naturism blue? Powder?

Sunday Nudist

I doubt this powder will turn you into one of those (and if they have powder for the other colours too) so I decided to click the link. Sometimes I’m a fearless rebel without a clue, you should know.

And that is what I saw…

And yes, the label actually says Naturism!

Maybe someone who visits this particular article is experienced enough in Japanese to convey what this is all about. It made me laugh more than it should, but I like to laugh so that is all fine.

Of course now I wonder if there are other people who have discovered weird references to naturism, nudism or the nude way of life. I’d love to hear/ read about them because I always fancy a good laugh!

The wealth of being in nudity

Hey. You.

Hey you

Yes. You. Do you like being nude? Do you like being among other nude people? Yes? If so, do you know how wealthy you are?

Really. I’m not kidding. I’m convinced that people like you and I are among the emotionally wealthiest folks around. The most mentally mature too in ways. Because we know people. Real people.

Sunday Noon Nudist

Nude people. Surprising? Hardly, I’d say. Nudists and naturists have overcome the ‘problems’ that so many people in this world have with skin, with a proper body. We know how real people look. We don’t need Photoshop to look our unattainable best either. All we need to do it take off our clothes and there we are. Our naked best.

The more time I spend in the nude, either alone or with others, the more I am surprised how being this way can ever be a problem. Of course, we all know it is because of the big brainwash that is advertisement, crazy body ideals that will never be possible, and the general fear of nudity as proclaimed by many forms of religion and other groups.

I know there are (religious) groups that aren’t scared of the naked body. That’s a good thing. I don’t dabble in religion but if ever I’d have to, I’d pick one where being naked would be the accepted norm, not something to be frowned upon.

But no matter what your preference is, religion-wise, the fact that you are reading this (and hopefully agreeing), tells me you’re a rich person. Rich in awareness that all bodies are good bodies. Perfect bodies, having become so after accepting what life threw at them. Not picture-perfect (as in Photoshop and so on) but, indeed, body-perfect.

The wealth of not being scared of nudity is something money can’t buy. It’s something experience and personal growth brings. Sometimes also upbringing, if you are/were fortunate enough to have open-minded, nudity embracing parents.

For that, I congratulate you, wealthy fellow human being.

Do you still think of being naked?

That’s something I realised a while ago. Being undressed in the right weather / temperature conditions has become so natural to me that I hardly think about it.

(This is not my front door!)

That’s also the reason why I opened the front door naked a few times this summer; it was Very, really Very Warm for a long time.

The interesting bit was that some people, after their initial surprise, seemed to pay little mind to my (lack of) attire. Especially after explaining why I wasn’t wearing clothes. It was – in a way – weird to find that many people at the door understood the reason immediately, but that I had to explain the why to them first.

After hearing that, most of them agreed that it was a clever thing to do. Such encounters tell me that being naked is basically accepted by many people, but that the actual doing is something that doesn’t cross their mind until they see someone who actually does it. (Leading by example, anyone?)

But back to the original question: Do you still ‘know’ you’re naked when you’re naked?

In the forest
Out on a forest walk.

Being naked has become natural to me. It’s the best way to be. I tell everyone who is open enough to hear it. (Which is a surprising thing too, sometimes people I least suspect of being open about nudity are most open about nudity.)

The thing I am sensitive about it temperature. Not being nude. And I’m curious to learn about your experiences!


A naturist’s view on the future

How many of you think of the future in terms of naturism? I’ve discovered I’m doing that quite a lot lately. And why is that?

According to this article on the British Naturism website, their membership is on the rise since a long time, and they ‘blame’ (haha) the heatwave of this past year for that. That, I say, is a good sign for the future of naturism.

Heatwaves are going to be more common than they were, so there will be more opportunity, temperature-wise, to undress and be the way we like, naturists, nudists alike.

And although this sounds wonderful and great for ‘us’, there is of course the other side of the coin: heatwaves. Also drought. Ice caps melting. All those things aren’t that great for ‘us’ or ‘the others’ (the textile based life forms)

I realise that being naked as much of the time as possible isn’t going to save the world, but buying fewer clothes (which in turn makes that fewer have to be made) is a good start. It’s scary to consider, time and again, how much crap gets tossed into the environment by the clothing industry, one of the holy cows of society.

I sincerely hope that the world at large will come to its senses and stop messing things up for humanity. And no, “Save the planet” isn’t needed. The planet will survive us all, unless someone can’t keep his hands off a specific red button.

Not what anyone is waiting for…

Not at all what we want. Hot is good as we can take off our clothes, but let’s agree there are limits to the kind of heat we all can take.

A naturist’s view on ‘nudist groups’

How much is too much?

MeWe
MeWe logo

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…

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!

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

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?