What? Clothing? Yes. It’s the stuff we have to hang around ourselves in most of our daily lives to be ‘acceptable’.
You know, the comfortable stuff that can make sitting, walking and moving so unpleasant. It’s something the world has bestowed upon us all for the sake of ‘decency’ and ‘normality’. Because everyone’s born dressed, right? 😉
First of course there’s the obvious reason. Staying warm. Contrary to popular belief that should be the reason for our fabric prisons. Not fashion, not being hip, not being pretty. Staying warm. I’ve seen people take that to extremes. Imagine a summer day, nice and toasty, of about 30C / 86F. You’re sweating because it’s so warm, despite you are down to the bare acceptable minimum. And then you see someone on a bicycle in long pants, a sweater and… a coat.
Or something like this gentleman, having a blast at the beach:
There is a time and a place for everything but if he’s not there for a wedding then I wonder what got into him. (At least he took his shoes off.)
Why dress up when there’s no need for it?
I keep wondering about that. What’s this strange clothing-addiction good for? It’s expensive and most of the time uncomfortable. People who say it’s comfortable have been brainwashed by their bodies for so long that they can’t tell the difference any more.
Give me the freedom of no clothes when possible. I am not the only one. It’s with a reason that in Munich, Germany there are several parks that have clothing optional areas, and since a while there’s a huge park in Paris, France that allows the same.
Check out a nude beach in summer and you’re going to find many naked people. People who shed their garments as soon as they can.
Clothes? I think they’re highly overrated. Brainwash and hogwash. Nude’s good. Nude’s honest. Nude has nothing to hide.
The rest of this article might shock you if you’re a hard core naturist that never wears clothes. (And if you manage to do that, do let me know how you pull that off!)
Weather of late has been quite sad. Rain, drizzle, unpleasant temperatures.
Not the summer most of us dream of unless you’re a needy plant. In which case you’re always naked.
So what to do when the weather’s not nice?
There are a few smart options.
Go on vacation to a warm place where you can be naked all the time.
Nice plan if you have the time and the money for it. I’m sure at least 12% of the people reading this recognise that one. 😉
Turn up the heating of the house and be naked.
Would work, but I don’t do that. I try to be environmentally conscious and not doing the heat up thing has a place in that mindset.
Put on some clothes.
Shocking, I admit, but it’s a tactic people have used for centuries. One that works.
Move to a place where it’s warm all the time.
Now that’s smart!
But… but… you’re a naturist!
True. I see myself as a naturist but one that’s not made of penguin or polar bear.
I’m a human who doesn’t like the cold. Interestingly I’ve gotten more cold-sensitive over the last few years; I’m sure that age has to do something with it. I’m approaching 60. Are there any people in their second youth who have noticed something similar?
Anyway, this is how I deal with poor weather conditions. At first I wasn’t showing the real naturist but then something made me grin. There are those naturists who claim that a true naturist doesn’t have tan lines. Well, trust me – I don’t have any!
Things will get better. Sooner or later.
It is only a matter of time for things to get better again. Either on a vacation, a summery end dash or something I can’t even imagine now. If nothing else happens there’s always the shower or the sauna.
This is how I handle piss poor weather. If you have other ways, perhaps even better ways, I’d love to hear them. We’re all in this weather together so we can learn from each other.
A few weeks ago I was out as I had to get some new clothes. At times even naturists/nudists need to go through that. I don’t know about you but I hate clothes shopping. These places are usually very busy and at the same time they go against how I feel about their merchandise. I usually don’t want to wear clothes. Another reason against them: the price. Good grief, it’s insane what you have to pay for even more simple things if you want them to be comfortable.
I don’t know how it’s where you live but even when the temperatures rise way above what’s necessary to be naked, I see people who dress like it’s wintertime. A while ago it was 22C (71.6F) and very sunny here. On the way home I wondered why I hadn’t driven most of the stretch in the nude. Outside the car I saw people in thick, black winter coats and one man actually wore a wool hat. In the sunshine. I thought to myself that he was overdoing it, without his mittens. What’s wrong with people these days, acting like that?
I know. I’ve said this before. Clothes are good to keep your body temperature at a certain level but they are at the same time very good at fooling your body to think it’s cold while it’s not. Because only parts of your skin are exposed to the real world and the rest of your body is nicely close to boiling inside your clothes, the difference is large and makes a body think it’s cold while it’s not.
Many of you probably discovered the odd awareness that you start feeling warmer as soon as you’ve taken off your clothes.
That’s exactly what happens then. Initially you can feel cold because the (close to) overheating parts of your skin as suddenly exposed to what seems to be cold air. After that has regulated itself there’s no longer any cold.
Clothes give you the squeeze. They really do, and nudists/naturists know that. Unless you walk around in a kind of tent that people will think is improper stuff (well, that’s their problem, but still), and nudists don’t want that. Even clothes that seem to fit quite well when you’re standing will cut off some part of your body/circulation when you sit or kneel down.
For those who are clothes addicts that might not be a problem (after all, people can get used to all forms of BDSM) but each time I have to move around in clothes it’s clear: these things are not comfortable. And the more I notice, the more I’m convinced that these fabric inventions are good against the cold (I’ll be the last one to disagree on that) but why people insist on wearing them when it’s warm enough to go without… …then I’ll take naked.
Not because it’s cold but because you’re told to wear them.
There is a reason for clothes, but not all the time.
Clothes, they are normal. Clothes are a must. You must cover your body for nude bodies are bad. Didn’t you know? Your body is vile, ugly, nasty, no one should see it.
For heaven’s sake.
But clothes limit your freedom. They hide who you are.
Well done you clothes-wearers, for with all your stripes and colours, your baggy trousers and your bulge, you all look the same.
Why is nakedness shameful? Is there anything wrong with a healthy body? Why has the world gotten so obsessed with nudity that people are less afraid of a gun than of a naked man? Or woman?
Why do we need energy-devouring air-conditioners? To keep us cool underneath all those wonderful layers of clothes that keep us covered. People get nervous breakdowns over not being able to get the clothes that are in fashion.
Do you have a nudist’s mind? Or do you just nave nudists on your mind? Or, even worse, only nudity? Perhaps the difference isn’t immediately clear.
If you have nudity on your mind you’re probably not a nudist. Then you’re probably someone who likes to look at naked people, perhaps even from the safety of your clothes.
If you have nudists on your mind you think about them, you want to be among them. Or read the previous paragraph. Maybe you just want to peek at them.
Now, if you have a nudist’s mind then there’s a distinct change that happened inside you. I don’t remember when my mind turned into it (quite long ago), but a few days ago I suddenly was aware that it had happened.
What happened was that I went from seeing “people and naked people” to “people and dressed people”.
This awareness for me means that nudism, being naked and natural, has taken over my way of being, thinking and, indeed, seeing. No more need to cover up what everyone knows is there. No false shame or other forms of such bull.
Let me be naked and among ‘my own’ kind of people. The natural ones. The real ones.
You may have heard people saying that. My clothes are comfortable. They’d rather say that than drop their clothes and be comfortable.
Here is an example of ‘comfortable clothing’.
It restricts your skin and leaves marks on it. That is no problem of course, because skin is flexible and will restore its normal appearance again after a while but… even when this kind of mark isn’t bad in itself, isn’t that a sign that something’s wrong with clothes when they do that?
I have to wear clothes too; when I go outside, to work, when it’s cold, you probably know the drill. And I never like these odd marks on me when I can finally drop the stuff at the end of the day.
The marks that my clothes leave on me however are nothing compared to this:
This to me looks horrible. I wouldn’t want to have something on me that squeezes so much (it has to, otherwise it can’t leave those marks). This can not be comfortable. Being male I have no experience with bras but… just look at this…
Clothes free life wins for me. My skin fits me perfectly and is always more comfortable than any kind of textile I cover myself with.
I read somewhere (sorry, lost the source) that public nudity would create problems because people are so curious about it. Most of them won’t admit that, but if you watch videos of e.g. a World Naked Bike Ride or a public skinny dipping event, you’ll find that not many dressed people turn away from the nude folks. On the contrary, a whole lot of ogling is going on:
So where does this idea come from that nudity triggers curiosity? I think it’s because of clothes and most people not being used to all things nude. When you see someone in clothes you have no idea who is beneath them. There’s a secret, a puzzle, something unknown. And it’s in the nature of the people-beast to unravel such secrets – they want to get to the bottom of someone, look through their clothesWell, a nudist takes that hurdle away.
Now, be honest. Look at the picture below and then tell me which side is the greatest source of curiosity, left or right?
Left: you’ll just keep staring if something more will show.
Right: one look and you’ve seen it all.
So if you don’t want to be led into temptation, nudism / naturism might be the way to go…
Clothes are cumbersome. Often it takes a while to find something you like, then it takes time to find the right size, and once you have them, there usually are all kinds of things you have to watch out for so you don’t ruin your precious and often expensive clothes. Or your shape.
Clothes restrict. No matter how you twist or turn it, unless you wear something 2 sizes too large, there will be something that’s tight, blocking the blood flow, presses down on muscles or other fun things like that. And not to think about where clothes often are made, by poor people who work too long for too little, so others can fill their pockets some more.
Clothes also help you to disguise yourself. You buy something expensive and you look expensive, even when you’re not rich enough to be expensive.
Drop your clothes. Be yourself. Accept and appreciate your body, like nudists and naturists do. It is liberating, and at the same time a statement that you throw off the standards that ‘modern life’ throws upon you. Live your own standards, and do think hard and be honest about that, so you don’t confuse what everyone else thinks with what you really think. Drop your clothes in the safety of your house, your bedroom, with the door locked so no one can see you. And discover who you really are. Try it several times to get used to the idea, the feeling, the sensation and the look of your body. It’s yours, unhindered by clothes. Enjoy the freedom you have in moving around in it.
Of course there is always a ‘but’. As seen on TheWeek.com there is a catch:
Rouillon cautions that his study is preliminary and that it would be “dangerous” for all women to stop wearing bras. He admits his sample size still isn’t large enough to be conclusive, and since his volunteers were ages 18 to 35, he can’t speak for older women. In fact, in an inadvertently uncouth way, he says, “An overweight, 45-year-old woman with three kids has no business not wearing a bra.” Ouch. So, essentially, as Weaver puts it, Rouillon means “Don’t wear a bra (HOT LADIES ONLY).”
Yet another reason to accept a clothes-free / nudist lifestyle where things like this are not an issue.