For fun I post a quote on Twitter every day. Or at least almost every day.
A few days ago it was:
I wonder who wears the pants in a house full of nudists…
A clever reaction was:
Obviously metaphorical ones
To which I added:
Yes! Facebook (Meta) for clothes! Considering how allergic they are to nudity when it’s not porn.
I thought it a funny pun on Meta-forical. Then I thought: what if this is true? What if they are so tight-assed about nudity out of fear? Their rules are impenetrable if it comes to nude things. They even remove images of naked statues, after all.
As long as they, and many other equally anal retentive organisations keep this fear-pressure going, they got you. (Oh, right, the latest edition of WordPress will not let me type quotation marks, so that is why you see none in this post.)
Their interpretation of a safe environment is so far away from reality in some ways that it is laughable, if it were not so sad.
For that reason I am very happy that Twitter, for now, is not such a place. Nor is MeWe. Even the Diaspora network is very cool with nudity, as long as you mark posts with the #nsfw tag. That will sort of hide the posts for people who do not want to see them.
Fear is a powerful tool for places. As long as they can keep someone in their fear, by making someone feel stronger or better because s/he is not like that, they got them.
It is a sad thing that setting up a decent naturist social medium is a lot of work, and probably also quite an investment. This because most people are used to social media being free, so they will (probably) expect that from a naturist social medium as well. I only know of one such place, and that is naktiv.net. Yes, I have an account there, but the last time I was there, I found that the place was becoming more sexual than naturist. Perhaps that has changed since then, but I did not have the time (and often also no energy) to go there and check things out. Perhaps over the weekend, who knows.
Do you know nudist-friendly social media? Maybe you can help kindred spirits to find a safe place to be.
Which, of course, takes naturism and nudity to the old places. Secret places, behind (digital) fences. The places from where we want to escape.
It is a difficult thing, right? How do you feel about this?