Clothes. Really. I wear them.
If you want to stop reading now, do so.
The rest of this article might shock you if you’re a hard core naturist that never wears clothes. (And if you manage to do that, do let me know how you pull that off!)
Weather of late has been quite sad. Rain, drizzle, unpleasant temperatures.
Not the summer most of us dream of unless you’re a needy plant. In which case you’re always naked.
So what to do when the weather’s not nice?
There are a few smart options.
- Go on vacation to a warm place where you can be naked all the time.
Nice plan if you have the time and the money for it. I’m sure at least 12% of the people reading this recognise that one. 😉
- Turn up the heating of the house and be naked.
Would work, but I don’t do that. I try to be environmentally conscious and not doing the heat up thing has a place in that mindset.
- Put on some clothes.
Shocking, I admit, but it’s a tactic people have used for centuries. One that works.
- Move to a place where it’s warm all the time.
Now that’s smart!
But… but… you’re a naturist!
True. I see myself as a naturist but one that’s not made of penguin or polar bear.
I’m a human who doesn’t like the cold. Interestingly I’ve gotten more cold-sensitive over the last few years; I’m sure that age has to do something with it. I’m approaching 60. Are there any people in their second youth who have noticed something similar?
Anyway, this is how I deal with poor weather conditions. At first I wasn’t showing the real naturist but then something made me grin. There are those naturists who claim that a true naturist doesn’t have tan lines. Well, trust me – I don’t have any!
Things will get better. Sooner or later.
It is only a matter of time for things to get better again. Either on a vacation, a summery end dash or something I can’t even imagine now. If nothing else happens there’s always the shower or the sauna.
This is how I handle piss poor weather. If you have other ways, perhaps even better ways, I’d love to hear them. We’re all in this weather together so we can learn from each other.
Stay happy, stay as naked as you can.
Yes, that’s one big problem if you want to go outside.
Something like this looks pretty and feels amazing – but not for too long. A wool hat and mittens aren’t the thing to keep you going outside for a while either when there’s a lot of snow around and the temperatures are far below your physical comfort zone for months on end.
Cold rains in autumn can also ruin your nude fun outside.
The solution for nudist in these areas (where I live too) lies in several options.
Home nudism. Stay home, crank up the temperature and drop your clothes. Make the best of it. When you know people who are nudists too, invite them over and hang out nude together for a while. Of course, having the sun and some warm wind on your skin is better, but lacking sun and wind you make do with what’s available.
Sauna. Many saunas are bathing-suit free, they are good places to live the nude life, if only for a while. And they are very relaxing too!
Take a vacation to warmer areas. Of course this is a more expensive option, but it is one and it gets the nudism job done.
Some swimming pools, hotels and recreational parks offer indoor nudism options, it’s always worth to check those out.
As a last option I’d know of you can wait for a nice winter’s day and find a secluded spot outside, in the sun, and get a bit of nude time that way. It’s up to you if you want to take the risk (and the possible chill) though, it’s not legal in most places.
“The Naturist’s Lens” has written about this too, check out his post on it.
I’ve been thinking about the strange effect of being cold vs. not really cold with respect to the difference between being clothed and being naked.
A while ago I was sick and tired of the continuing cold spring over here (and that feeling comes fully dressed) so I went to the sauna.
Being there was great, care- and clothes-free, and as I sat outside wearing nothing but a good mood and talking to nice people it didn’t feel cold at all. And that with the same temperature as before, around 14c/57F, which I found cold while wearing all that cumbersome stuff. I’m sure most of you have experienced something similar.
The same thing happened on my nude walk a few weeks ago; despite the 11c/51F, the wind and a little rain it felt just fine.
Now I’m not an expert on the subject, but suddenly I had this idea that the change in sensation might come because of the clothes. Clothes keep many parts of you very warm while other parts cool down. The difference between these two ‘sides’ of the body can give your brain entirely wrong information about the actual way you feel.
When you wear nothing, every part of your body senses the same temperature as it’s more evenly distributed over your entire skin. No big difference from head to toe, so no real sensation of naturally cold (cool) versus artificially warm.
Does that make sense?
Okay, this wasn’t a hike. It was a 5km forest walk, but a very interesting one. The route:
The numbers indicate the differences in speed per kilometre, nothing to worry about.
I started on the circle left of point 3, walked on to 1 and 2 and on until the end, turned back, walked back to 3 and on to the end, turned back and then went on to 4 and 5 (5 is beneath the left top circle – the end. The total was 5km, I walked 37 minutes. First off, it was colder than I thought. It was 6c/42F. This walk was near the town of Malden, in the area called Malden’s Vlak.
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