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Nudist bowling alley

Nudist bowling alley, somewhere in relaxed France..

A naturist’s view on sports

Sports

First off, I’m not a very fanatic sports person myself. I really love walking, hiking and cycling. I used to run but physical problems (read: back) made me stop.

Sports in the buff

Sports are great things to do without clothing. We all know that. Proof is for instance the many people who ride their bikes on the various WNBRs.

nude cycling WNBR

nude joggingJogging is something to do in the nude as well. Jogging, like walking or hiking, can be most enjoyed without clothing sticking to your skin when you’re getting warm, and I know that jogging can ‘turn up the heat’ inside you pretty quickly.

Simply walking along in a brisk pace can do that after a while also, so even when you’re not too warm at first, wouldn’t it be nice to take off those clothes once you’ve warmed up and go on in the nude? I’d definitely be in favour of that!

nude rugby teamThis surprised me. There are people who actually play rugby in the nude. And why not? If you’ve seen how dirty rugby players can get, doing it naked is a smart idea. It saves so much energy and money on not having to do the clothes, and they take a shower anyway.

nude boxing

And then there’s… nude boxing. I admit I found the image and there was no mention of this actually happening or if the picture was staged. I dare think it’s the latter, but it’s also something that has naked potential. A layer of clothing isn’t going to stop a good punch to the body, and I’ve never seen a boxing match where the boxers wore full protective body armour.

And there is much more in the sports arena to be done naked. Skydiving for instance. I’ve seen images and reports of that. Or table tennis. Or swimming. Yep, it’s not just skinny dipping, serious swimming can be just as well done in the nude. Swim wear isn’t going to make that any better.

nude swimming

Have you done any nude sports, like yoga, in a gym, running, chess (is that a sport?) or something else that I forgot? I’d like to know about it. It would encourage more people to give it a try.

Sunday Noon Nudist

Can you think of a better way to hike when the weather’s good for it?

(I can’t!)

A naturist’s view on swimming

“Nude” swimming

It’s so odd if you think about it. Nude swimming. Who in their right mind would put on clothes to go swimming?

Oh. Right. People would do this.

On your left you see original Victorian bathing suits. Can you imagine the agony of having to haul all that around while you’re trying to swim?

I’ve researched this for my book ‘The Unsworth Manor Nudes‘ (available on Amazon) and not only did they have these amounts of cloth hanging around them, the ladies even utilized ‘bathing machines’. Wagons that rolled into the water so people couldn’t see any skin (what skin?).

My first time

The first time I swam au naturel was at a sauna-like place. They had heated pools inside and out, and I went there with a few friends in the middle of a serious winter. The sensation was incredible, especially when getting out of the water. I’m sure that most nude-swimmers will understand and recognise that. If ever you have the opportunity to do this, do it. Swimming outside when there’s snow all around is incredible.

Skinny dipping

Another expression I wonder about is ‘skinny dipping’. I call that swimming. Putting on clothes to swim is just odd. Nobody will wonder what you’re trying to conceal beneath those bits of fabric. The only proper way to swim is still naked, as far as I’m concerned. Getting out of the water with wet fabric hanging off you (and showing everything that’s beneath it very often!) feels bad and cold.

Anyone in favour of swimwear? Please let me know the big advantage of it!

A naturist’s view on dark

A naturist’s view on DARK?

I’m sure you wonder about that. I don’t. That’s why I bring this up. I already discussed a naturist’s view on light so having a post on the opposite should make sense. Let me give you an example:

Image courtesy of Getty Images

Without darkness this image wouldn’t be the same. Of course this is just one of the ways that nudity has ties with the dark.

Night walks

Yup. Night walks are great. Not many people will go on a nightly walk so if you have a somewhat quiet area outside town at hand, that’s a great place to go, drop the textile and enjoy the outdoors. Oftentimes there will be people out and about in the daytime. People that will not like seeing you, even when it’s legitimate for you to be out in the buff. Night walks can be a great way to enjoy being outside naked, although that of course will not get you a healthy dose of Vitamin D.Sunlight

Still, if there is no other way to be naked outside, this is an interesting option. Another reason to try this some day is that the world looks so incredibly different at night. Not only does it look differently, the sounds of the dark are different too. If you can, have a try. You’ll be amazed.

Skinny dipping

Definitely. Skinny dipping in or near dark is a great pastime. Many people have done it (many of those many probably will never admit to it but still…)

Have you had any interesting experiences being naked in the dark, either inside or outside? Tell me about them, I’m always curious to learn!

A naturist’s view on the normal life

Naturists and the normal life.

Yes. Naturists lead normal lives. As I said before, we drive cars and we have to take things with us.

Now there’s a TeamNaturist project going on to put a lot of this into view:

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If you want to participate, please send an e-mail to teamnaturist@t-online.de. 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!

A naturist’s view on cars

Naturists and cars.

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! 😉

naturists and cars

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?

woman driving naked

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!

A naturist’s view on light

The nude body and light

Nude with light

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.

nude man lightThis 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.

 

A naturist’s view on classical art and music

Classical music and nudity?

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…

 

A naturist’s view on pockets.

Pockets. What about them when you have none?

Pocket

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.

paul nude lanzaroteAbsolutely 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.

phone zombies

Those tweets will wait for you to come back, trust me.