“Everyone has a body. I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t have one.”
I heard this in a podcast from the Dutch naturist federation NFN.
It was a fascinating listen (link to podcast, make sure you understand Dutch) and when the above sentence came by, I laughed out loud. That made several people turn their heads, as I was out on a walk while listening.
The lady that was interviewed, Roos Schlikker , was very funny in her expressions.
The talk covered many different topics, ranging from being naked at home, visiting nude beaches and resorts, and going to nude saunas (there are saunas with specific ‘bathing suit only’ days here in the Netherlands).
Advertising was also a topic they talked about. They mentioned an advertising campaign from a soap and shower-gel company that had a television ad with a naked woman in it, and no one batted an eye:
A TV ad like this is absolutely impossible these days. I think this is a sad thing.
Something Roos Schlikker said in the podcast was that she had no qualms about walking around nude in her house. “If the neighbours see me, so what? They will look once and that’s it.”
And I agree with that. If people see me naked, I don’t care. So many already did, and many more will follow. If they don’t want to see me, they should look at something (or someone) else.
Another thing happened on twitter “just now” (as I compose this tweet).
Someone shared a tweet stating he would post more ‘shirtless selfies’. Someone responded with the words: “Just go ahead. I won’t. I don’t have the body for that.”
I had to jump onto that and sent him: “As long as you have a body, you can do it. All you need is no shirt.”
Because everyone has a body.