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.
Because I think I have a nudist’s mind.
I hope you do too.
Born in 1963 in Liverpool, England, Carl Warner attended the Maidstone College of Art originally for illustration, but soon discovered his true passion was photography. He then transferred to the London College of Printing to focus on photography, film and television.
Carl started out in landscape and still photography, eventually working many years in the advertising industry. Seeking new inspiration and direction, he happened upon a market with Portobello mushrooms that reminded him of trees from an alien world. This would become his first foodscape and the start of a new and exciting direction in his career.
Warner’s foodscapes have garnered international media attention and led to books, interviews and merchandising. The success has allowed Warner to pursue artistic and personal projects like the bodyscape series below.
Rather than food, Warner uses the human form to create fantasy landscapes. Chests, knees, shins and backs form the rolling hills and rocky landscapes in this intriguing series.
1. Shin-Knee Valley
Via Landscape Photos Created with the Human Body «TwistedSifter. Hit the link if you want to see more amazing body art.
Despite the colour, women shouldn’t be ‘forced’ to wear these things.
Lately there have been studies that wearing a bra will actually make the breasts of a woman sag more than when they leave the bra away.
Sources: Medical News Today, The Inquisitor
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.
A brilliant observation on Body Image:
I was hanging out on the deck with a female friend this past weekend. It was hot, about 75F, and my friend had shed all her clothes.
“I don’t mind being nude here,” she told me. “Nobody can see us. But I wouldn’t want to be naked at a beach — I don’t have a nice body . . .”
And that in a nutshell is why some people fear social nudism, I suspect. Body image. They are self-conscious about their bodies because they don’t have the ideal model look (read: skinny).
I assured my friend that there is nothing wrong with her body, that she looks just fine, and that nudism is, in part, about liberating ourselves from unrealistic body images and just accepting and celebrating people as they are. I also explained that few people will be looking her body up and down.
I know how it is: we are our worst critics when it comes to our appearance. Yet I also know that when it comes to interactions with people, their appearance is irrelevant. It doesn’t matter whether they are fat, skinny or in-between. It doesn’t matter whether they look like Cinderella or The Phantom of the Opera. And it doesn’t matter whether they are dressed in the most fashionable clothes or clothes from a second-hand shop. What matters to most people is the soul reflection in their eyes and the love in their hearts.
There is more, go here to read the entire article as posted on Jillian’s page.