Clothes are putting the squeeze on you.

But you already knew that, didn’t you?

I am sure I wrote about that before. It’s never enough, though.

Clothes are body-prisons, they are often too tight. And why? Because ‘we’ have to look slim and fit and tight. If a body isn’t tight, then cloth prisons to the ‘rescue’. How many people do you see in a week whose clothing is too tight? Far more often than you like probably.

Girl in tight pants
Tight…

This can’t be healthy. The skin shows when you wore something that’s too tight – with lines that shouldn’t be there. No one worries about that, because those lines will go away by themselves (the skin is awesome like that), and also, you don’t see those lines and marks when they’re hidden beneath the fabric. And also, the body gets used to the squeeze. “It’s natural.” No. It’s normal but not natural.

Which is more comfortable, you think?

This isn’t comfortable!

Being a naturist myself, I find myself disliking clothes more and more because of that. Sometimes we all are required to wear those things, but why is it such a problem to wear something comfortable then?

Loose clothing for men

This isn’t accepted in the ‘business sphere’, I know that. The norm dictates the tight pants, the neckties (urgh) and the ‘fitting shirts’. Those don’t ‘fit’ me, though, and I do my best to stay away from them.

Working from home as a default is a good thing that way. I can be naked as much as I want, apart for online meetings too. Wish everyone could be that lucky!

Superheroes are on their way

Superheroes
Superheroes. No capes, no nothing.

Yes. The book is unleashed onto the unsuspecting public.

The book is available at AmazonAmazon.co.ukAmazon.deAmazon.nlAmazon.itAmazon.frAmazon.esAmazon.caAmazon.auBarnes&NobleApple iTunesKoboGoogle PlaystoreTolinoAmazon POD (paperback), Vivlio.

Yes, even the paperback is out now. It went faster than I had thought!

I hope you enjoy the story. Superheroes do not need capes!

Announcement. About superheroes.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen and people who don’t fit either or any description…

There is a new book coming out on May 14th of 2022. It’s about superheroes. Superheroes that don’t wear capes. Or anything else.

Let me tell you what the book is about:

Pat and Jody are friends. Together with some other friends they go out and have fun afternoons and evenings.
At some point they decide to “visit” a mysterious warehouse, because Jody feels like “breaking in” somewhere.
Things happen in that warehouse, and for Pat and Jody life will never be the same again.

Find out how they acquire weird powers and how they have to find a balance between being superheroes and regular people. It sounds easy, until you face the problem.

The publication date has been confirmed on Amazon and Vivlio (a French e-book store). More stores are Kobo, Apple Books and Barnes&Noble.

And the list goes on with Google Play Books and Tolino!

Pajamas. Why?

Why??

I ve been trying to find out why people wear night-clothes. Pajamas. Nightgowns. Nightshirts.

Seriously. Why?

I did some research and found that the “pajama” was copied from the clothing of Indian Maharajas and Rajas. They didn’t wear them to bed. Instead their pajamas were “recorded as the “uniform” of both the Indian gentry and peasants, also transcended sex, being worn by both men and women.” (According to an article on Dolce & Gabana.)

Pajamas were brought over to Europe by the English, who seemed to think it looked neat. The word pajama comes from the Hindi “pae jama” or “pai jama,” meaning leg clothing, and its usage dates back to the Ottoman Empire. (Source.)

Before the pajama, there were ‘nightshirts’ or nightgowns. According to Wikipedia, these were in fashion since around 1530. Before that time, it was apparently commonplace to sleep naked.

Now, with the lack of heating and a handful of cold winters I can imagine that people do their best to stay warm, but then fashion hits (even back then) and these things get turned into wannahaves and even fashion statements.

In our time, with most people not suffering from cold in winter (unless they want to), there is no reason for those floppy bits of fabric around your body. As we all know, sleeping in the nude is much healthier.

Woman sleeping naked
Sleeping naked

Whoever started using pajamas (which were day clothes!) in bed is still a puzzle to me, and I think to anyone who’s investigating that. It probably had its use back then, but today… it’s so unnecessary.

Stay naked, everyone. Also in bed.

My belief is nudity

With the Easter weekend behind us, I suddenly wonder why so many people still have problems believing that the nude life can be a good life. Yes, ‘naturally’ there will always people who think they’re right and we’re wrong, but isn’t it odd how strong and lopsided ‘belief’ can be?

Christians are told to believe that 2000 and some years ago, a man got up in his grave and came back to the world. Sure, if that’s what you want to believe, go right ahead.

For some reason it takes an even larger leap of faith / believing that people like to be naked. That is a step or bridge or belief too far for most people in this world. It strikes me time and again that this ancient resurrection story is accepted as gospel (pun intended), and that we, the living proof of the joy of the nude life, have this constant battle against disbelief.

A few days ago I was at our local nude beach, and while I was there – with about 6 or 7 other nude people, I was “hit” by the calm and serenity of the place.

View from the local nude beach

If I desperately had to pick a church, this would be it. No hassle, no “have to”, just a bunch of kind people that are there to relax. They don’t need a belief or faith to know this is a good thing.

The good life. Nude.

Even better: no one has any interest in what you believe or think. As long as you behave according to the rules of the nude beach and you don’t make a mess, you’re golden.

I have yet to find a group of people that’s so diverse, yet so tight-knit in their conviction that the nude way is the good way.

Of course, there is the odd incident that someone creates a problem, but that’s not hard to deal with. The majority is peaceful and accepting of everyone from the start, and only when you’ve shown you can’t behave, you will be asked to leave. I’ve seen it happen only twice, so far.

Give me the belief that nude is good. Others can take their own beliefs and be happy with them.