Indoor naturism and social demons

It’s what I do, mainly. I’m an indoor person, definitely with the winter weather here in the Netherlands.

I feel very privileged to have this possibility of not having to wear clothes when I’m at home. I live high up, people can’t see me from the street – even when I’m on the balcony.

Many people are into social naturism. I sometimes try to do that too, but life has taught me that I’m not a many-people person. Do you count yourself a social one, who can’t get enough people around? (Which in the past weeks and months and… has been quite difficult!)

I don’t know why I am this way.

My parents were very social and outgoing. My sister is like that as well. I am not and I never was. The odd thing is that, when I do go to some social event, it usually feels like something that was worth the effort. (Because really, getting up and going there is an emotional effort, even if it’s just a 20 minute bike ride to get to the local nude beach.)

It’s weird. I know the people there are nice and friendly, and most of the time, if you keep to yourself, they will leave you in peace, but that odd feeling remains. On the off chance that you, reading this, are like me, how do you handle things like that? Do you stay at home and indoors as much as well, or do you go out and face the ‘social demon’? (That concept just popped into my head, ha ha!)

And oh wow, as I was looking for a picture to go with social demons, I stumbled over this. It’s actually a thing. Not sure if this is something I am going to take on yet, but if you’re interested, you can find the book here.

Until I figure this out (and that might take a while) I’ll stick to the anti social social club and be who I am.

(It gives me a lot of time to focus on the stories!)

My naturism and food

I don’t know how things work for you. Is naturism / nudism you do/live without other thoughts or ‘consequences’?

I found that my affection for naturism also affected my preference for food.

Vegetarianism

P.Z. Walker

A long time ago (over 20 years) I became a vegetarian. It felt like the right thing to do. If my lifestyle is naturism (which includes health and care for the environment for me), eating more healthy things is a logical thing to do. If you think that eating a big steak and lots of gravy is healthy for you, sure, go ahead. I decided that meat and fish were not helping me at all, after a period of experimenting with different kinds of food.

In fact, not eating animal products made me feel better. A blood test I had done a few years after starting that, showed that cholesterol didn’t stand a chance inside me. “It’s going away before it’s actually there,” the medical professional told me, as I heard the results of the test. Nice, right? Add to that a lot of feeling good, and I was set for life.

So I thought.

Going vegan.

Paul nude outside

A few years ago I decided to cut out diary products too. Step by step. I don’t believe in big bang deployments when it comes to my health. A body is used to certain things, and getting used to them no longer being there is allowed to take time. That also helped me in keeping an eye on myself.

Did I still feel healthy? Good? Worse? Better?

Over time everything related to animal food items vanished and I kept feeling good. Not actually better, but that wasn’t the goal. Yes, I was going vegan, full on.

I still feel great.

The awareness that I don’t add to the suffering of animals, that are bred and killed for my food adds to that feeling. The idea that people need meat to be healthy and big and strong has gone up in smoke for me a long time ago.

Believe it or not, but there are bodybuilders and other strong people, who thrive on a vegan diet.

Ryan Stills, powerlifter

Or what about Mr Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Arnold Schwarzenegger is 99% vegan

And is the star of my 100% favourite Christmas film, Jingle All The Way. The 72-year-old action legend has been living on a meat and dairy-free diet for the past three years, only making very few exceptions regarding his food intake and usually when filming. Arnie’s new vegan menu is a far cry from his competitive bodybuilding days when he consumed a diet consisting mostly of tuna, meat, eggs and chicken to build muscle mass.

Environment and animals

The longer I’m following the vegan food style, the more I’m becoming aware of what’s being done to animals and our planet. I’m not going to go on about that here, this is not the place. If you’re curious, there are places like Google, Bing, Startpage and DuckDuckGo that can help you find out more. If you do, let me tell you: it ain’t pretty.

You may think that skipping meat is bad for you. If you think so, and you don’t want to change, what can I say.

But if you’re not that ‘traditional’, try to go meat and fish-free for one day per week. Just give it a go. Try something vegetarian or, for the brave, vegan, once a week. Twice a week? You might like it. It might surprise you.

Curious? Have a look at https://veganuary.com, for a 30 day trial. Get some ideas. And hopefully, get convinced.

Have a great 2022, and thank you for reading all the way to here.

Emma Nelson goes on vacation

Emma Nelson 1 - See-Through
See-Through – Emma Nelson 1

No. She doesn’t. I do. I go on vacation, and I’m taking Emma Nelson with me. Of course that’s not her in person, but the third story I’m trying to keep going.

I think I made comments about how hard it is to write crime stories before. In case you missed those:

It’s bloody hard to write good crime stories!

Just so you know. The third story is slowly moving along, but that has to change.

That is where vacation comes in.

The art of stealing
The Art of Stealing

I’m off on a vacation at the end of this week. I’ll be out of the country and on the island of Fuerteventura, to be with a special person who is not Emma Nelson. Still, there will be time to write, because a day without writing is a day without writing.

My plan is to only work on the third Emma Nelson story while I’m there, to see how much of a kick in the naked butt I can give it. I’ll be gone for a week, which should give me ample time to get some text down on the typewriter. (In fact it’s a laptop, but I type on it to write, so that makes it a typewriter. 😉 )

There probably won’t be Sunday Noon Nudists and a sort of weekly post next week, unless something amazing happens, so you’re warned.

Have a great day, and keep it nude when you can.

Paul

The games people play

First off: I am not a ‘gamer’. I’ve tried to play video games a few times and they confuse me, annoy me, bore me and whatever me. I’ve found that some that look interesting are impossible for me to try because they depend on colour a lot. Being colour blind doesn’t make that a big pile of laughs, but I’ve lived without games for over 60 years. I’ll survive the next 60 without them as well.

laughing

What I’m wondering about, with the weather in the Northern hemisphere going south (insert laughter again), is two-fold.

Do naturists play games in the nude? And also, are there games that show actual nude characters (without going into the porn sector of things, obviously).

Nude gaming

This sort of answers my first question, and I’m not really surprised. Of course naturists will game naturist-style if they can. As far as video games and board games goes, there’s no limit to what can be done. Almost anything done dressed can be done even better in the nude.

Which gets me to part two of this post, and that’s where I will need your help, dear reader. (You are reading this naked, aren’t you? 😉 )

Are there naturist games? Games with naturists in them?

Nudity in games
“Gods of War”

It seems that there are plenty of games that show nudity. There are even people who think there is too much nudity in some games. Now, I doubt this is the kind of nudity I’m thinking of.

So that is why I ask you, here, in all honesty.

Do games with a naturist setting exist? Seriously, I don’t ask this for me. As I already said, I’m not into games. I’m a writer. But I bet there are lots of naturists, nudist, nakists and other -ists out there that would appreciate one or more video games that are in favour of their (our) lifestyle.

Researching this as I write this article, I suddenly came upon this site. PCGamer actually has an article about “Metal Gear for nudists: free action game Sabotage”. The article links to https://warpdoor.com/2019/10/10/sabotage/ from where there is another link to https://deepnight.itch.io/sabotage where you can play the (old fashioned looking, atari-style) game online!

Nudist video game
Screenshot of the online game ‘Sabotage’

It even has the old-fashioned game computer sounds.

Such fun, I hope this makes someone happy. And if you know of other nudist-friendly games, please share them in the comments, for others to enjoy!

Stay safe, stay naked!

Nudies down under

You may have guessed it. This post attempts to put the spotlight on naturism in Australia, and perhaps also New Zealand. Let’s see how far I can drag this out. 😉

Without a doubt, naturism is popular enough in Australia. There are plenty of Australian websites dedicated to naturism, there’s an Australian nudist podcast called The Naked Nerd, and on all the social media that allow nudity (i.e. Twitter and Mewe) you can find lots of naturists from down under as well.

As we all know, Australia has its special charms, in the form of creepy crawlies. Getting naked there requires some additional attention for those creatures, I would assume. Note that I’ve never been to Australia, so I have to rely on the tales of eye witnesses and other experience-experts.

Naturism in Australia is popular enough for its own magazine: TAN Magazine.

TAN magazine

I’ve scanned their website for a bit and I found lots of interesting articles there, for instance about problems with naturism vs. your loved ones, something on art, naturist communities like the Townsville Naturist Community, and much more. I was actually pleasantly surprised about this magazine!

Australia also has a Naked Gardening Day:

“Grin and Bare It” isn’t just about that though, it’s an extensive series of videos, well made (I watched a few) and ‘safe’ enough to be hosted on Youtube. It’s worth having a look.

And, of course, Australia has its own Naturist Federation. This shouldn’t surprise anyone.

Australian Naturist Federation

For more information on Australian naturism, please head over to the website of the Australian Naturist Federation.

And if you want to dive right in, follow this link to a site that lists the seven best nudist beaches in Australia.

(Sorry, New Zealand. Maybe next time…)

Flow Fitness Runner walking belt

Yes, I got me a walking belt. That may sound weird, so here is what I mean:

Walking belt Flow Fitness Runner
Flow Fitness Runner

You may wonder why I got this thing when it’s perfectly possible to walk outside.

Correct on many levels. However, the nasty season is coming along again (a.k.a. autumn and winter), and then walking outside isn’t always a bundle of fun. Rain, cold, snow, ice, and that list has some variations, and all of those don’t really appeal to me to go outside.

Flow runner

That is why I bought this Flow Fitness Runner, although with its top speed of 6km/h it is not exactly ‘runner’. But I got it for walking. As you can see, it fits under a table when folded up (big advantage).

It comes with a remote control and an app on the phone. Using it is really simple. Switch it on, get on the belt and make it go. Then walk until you feel it was enough (or until you reached a goal you set).

The display shows speed, time, steps and distance in sequence, so you can easily keep track of your goals. And best of all: it works naked as well as clothed. And honestly, who wants to walk clothed inside the house?

Treadmill

Now, some of you clever clogs might wonder why I didn’t straight away buy a big serious treadmill that also allows for running and has a cup holder (we can’t live without cup holders, right?) and all that jazz.

There are a few good reasons for that. 1 is: I don’t have the space for it. I looked for a fold-up treadmill. Didn’t find one. 2: I don’t run any more. I stopped after my back told me that running was not a good idea.

Work

Walking and calling on treadmill

The cool thing with this apparatus is also that I can have it in ‘sleep’ mode during the work day. Once I have a longer phone call to do, I can step on it, start walking and do the phone call. Easy peasy.

It is clear, I hope, that I won’t wear a suit, like the bloke in the picture. Working at home is working naked, so calls and walks are done in the same ‘fashion’.

No one notices and everyone is happy.

Do you own indoor fitness stuff like this? I hope you do, and that you can use it often.

The Sunday Noon Nudist series

Maybe you caught one or two images in the Sunday Noon Nudist series if you’re a frequent flyer on zjuzdme.org weblines. I’ve been posting these images since 2012 or 2013; I’m not even sure when it started. There are over 400 of them by now and…

I’m running out of images.

Before I start ‘recycling’ the images, there’s a question or two I’d like to throw at you.

question mark man
  • Should I indeed reuse the older images? I’m okay with that, but I’m more in favour of fresh content than digging up the old stuff, unless the old stuff is very good.
  • Should I find a new source of Sunday Nude things? Like artwork? There are plenty of sculptures, paintings etc to draw from, but they might not really fit the naturist label.
  • Would people be up to sending me their own images? I know this is a tricky topic, most people feel their pictures are theirs and theirs alone, which I can understand. Not everyone likes their face and other body parts out there on the interwebz for all to see.
nude butts
Sunday Nudist image from eight years ago

I understand that many people enjoy the Sunday Noon Nudist tradition, but when the sources dry up, there’s something I have to do. So I’m asking you, the visitors of the site, for ideas. I’m putting this thing together, but you have to suffer the ‘consequences’ of those actions, so I thought I’d try something resembling democracy.

It might be clear that my dictatorial voice has the final say, but let’s pretend for a while, okay? Just like real politics. 😉

I’m looking forward to your ideas, thoughts and suggestions!