You don’t have to be naked to normalize it
You may have heard of it. Or seen it online as #NormalisingNudism.
And yes, the British s in Normalising pops up everywhere.
A great naturist/nudist friend of mine,Nevada Motojicho, wrote: “You don’t always have to be naked to normalize it.” (Follow the link to find him on MeWe or look for him on Twitter.)
That struck a chord with me that sparked this post. Because he is right.
Traditionally nudists flock with birds that have the same lack of feathers, in this instance: clothes. That’s how they feel most at home and natural. The fewer restrictions for the body, the more nudist they are. Check.
But… statistically, as far as I know, the majority of people in this world are not nudists but textilists. They’re the human species that do not come close to nude beaches and such venues because, well, there’s a lack of textile there. Figures, right?
So, take your average group of people.
Like on the left.
All happy and… dressed. Poor souls. We all know that.
What better setting than this to start educating?
No, this doesn’t mean you should find a bunch of people in clothes and get naked near them. Unless you like that and want to risk being arrested, which will happen in most Earthly places.
It’s just grabbing the opportunity to talk about nudism or naturism. As soon as hobbies come up. When vacation comes up. When spending a leisurely evening comes up. And you don’t need to slap nudist in their face immediately either, unless you know it won’t be a problem. There are many ways to introduce a nude lifestyle to people. Expressions like ‘clothes are overrated in my house’, for instance. That leaves it to everyone to draw their own conclusions. If they’re curious, they will come and ask, even when it may take some time for them to gather some courage.
I think it’s also important to keep it at one or two remarks at first. Don’t overdo it, or you risk ticking people off. Looking like a nudist addict can stigmatise you as a pervert in modern society.
I’m curious what you think about this. How you approach things like this.
4 thoughts on “Normalising Nudism”
I agree and I try to do my own bit. When talking about with people saying “you should try it out and then judge for yourself”, they look at me thinking “yeah well….” and then when back in their own textile environment forget about it. So it is not that easy to even make people try it out.
It is indeed f’ing difficult to wiggle textile-based lifeforms out of their clothes… which is sad.
you said it – and then did just like you said. turned out a good read. thank you too for the kind mention, my friend 🙂
You are most welcome. Your words made this happen. Thank YOU!