Naked with a mask?
I have heard a lot about this. Is a nudist really naked with a mask on?
Short answer: Yes, even when you wear something.
If that is all you have time for then you can move on and be busy with what you consider more important stuff.
The long answer is, as usual, longer and more thought through. Yes, a nudist isn’t naked with a mask on, but here’s the but: everyone wears such a thing.
These days, if you do it right, a mask is like having a nose or eyes. You need it. For living. Because if you don’t use it, the chances of not living very long are quite big. The reason for that, you probably guessed it already, is our little friend COVID-19.
A virus that has such an impact on life as we know it is not something to make fun of. Nor is it something to ignore.
We’re nudists so we refuse to wear anything
Even a mask.
That is one of the stupidest things I have heard in the past decade. That is like saying “We’re nudists so we don’t take medicine when we’re sick”.
You’re right, you can take medicine when you’re totally and veritably naked down to your lack of blue suede shoes, but consider the alternative in the light of a mask and taking home a good shot of the old COVID and blues. Is that worth the risk?
Last Thursday, July 2nd 2020, the USA alone reported 53,000 new cases of COVID-19. That is not just a lot. That is scary. And the majority of these people wore clothes but probably no mask. (I refuse to call it a face mask because I still haven’t figured out on what other body part you can wear a mask.)
Look at it from the other side.
Is a dressed person undressed when not wearing a mask?
If you say yes, you can’t be serious. People have gone without masks for the longest time, unless they intended to rob banks and stuff like that.
I don’t think you’ll find anyone in the textile world who will tell you they feel ‘naked’ without their mask. Masks have become a life necessity with friend Covid still hanging around. A virus doesn’t care if you naked, dressed in rags or the finest silk a caterpillar can poop. It wants to get in your face – and the way to keep it away is to wear a mask when you go out among people. It’s that ff-ing simple.
Having a mask on to stay healthy and alive isn’t that bad, I think.
Also, there is still this 6 foot distance rule, right? Take that into consideration. Keep a distance and the need for a mask isn’t major. (Please, correct me if I’m wrong!) Do keep a mask at hand. You never know when someone isn’t able to guestimate 6 ft.
Happy nude summer, everyone!