Or: is the world too sexualised for naturism?
The most common state of being. Accepted by the majority.
Considered either weird and not normal, or exciting and something to be secretly enjoyed by (probably) that same majority, these days.
What nudity is associated with, these days.
Making people see what naturism actually is, seems to be an uphill battle more than ever. The entire world is so sexualised that anything involving skin is immediately considered erotic, if not worse.
Or am I using the wrong word and is the world sexually repressed? At times I’m not certain. Maybe it all comes down to the same thing, who knows.
It’s a sad state of affairs though.
So many people could lead a much happier and carefree existence if they could escape their clothes once in a while and experience true freedom.
Every time I hear or read about the kind of freedom someone experiences when submerged in naturism the first time, I smile. A dozen people will say a dozen different things, and they will never really touch the essence. Maybe it is such a deep-rooted feeling that there isn’t even a word for it.
Lots of people also mistake ‘normal’ for ‘natural’. Most of the time they couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s not natural to wear clothes when it’s hot; it’s adjusting to the normal. Natural would be to take off the clothes and be less hot, instead of switching on an air conditioner (which is ‘normal’).
It’s not natural to have a car, it’s normal for most people and very convenient.
This shows how far the ‘normal’ people have removed themselves from nature, where being ‘natural’ is normal.
I will keep my naked fingers crossed for a more natural normal. Maybe it’s not too late.