Wednesday, 8 May 2013
I was unsure whether to upload this video fully uncensored - but I didn't want to send the wrong message. Blurring my bits would suggest that certain body-parts are not appropriate...
Thursday, 2 May 2013
I used to get nude in these woods as a kid, but would have been horrified at being caught... I really thought I was the only person on the planet who enjoyed being nude in nature. So, I used to stay in more remote parts and not walk around much.
This experience was truly liberating.
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
I am realising that anyone who is openly nude and wishes to share and promote the normality of nudity is going to suffer - from the intolerance and rejection of anyone who is not willing to accept that nudity is not dangerous. Others have already stated that nudity is not inherently wrong or evil, it is the perspective of the individual (the viewer) that makes it so.
I used to be frustrated by how the small-mindedness of a few can limit the freedoms of others.
However, I recently read a twitter post which questioned whether one person's freedom limits another's.
That brings up the difficulty of granting a person's right to be nude while not removing another's right not to see nudity.
My opinion swings greatly from, nudity should be allowed in specific, limited areas but more than those that exist today. Malls, public spaces and whole urban areas should be able to be individually designated as nude friendly.
Anyone not wishing to see nudity then has the choice not to go to these areas. This is how the internet works today, with nudist friendly websites and communities.
BUT, this is what creates the problems of the prude-minded. These areas may be associated with places of a sexual, erotic and pornographic nature. Let's not forget too when other 'minority' groups have had their right to practice their values in public, without being labelled and controlled in the past - and how these people have now been granted what they are entitled too. Society today is all the better for this.
So, I change my mind radically the other way and my belief that non-sexual nudity is not harmful to anyone arises! I'd say that it's a persons right to be nude where-ever and when-ever they choose. Those who argue that they don't wish to see nudity, I'm afraid, have no valid argument.
Smoking is harmful and is limited in where it is allowed to take place, but nudity is not harmful!
The more widespread and common place it becomes, the less notice and reaction people would have to it.
Also, just because someone is nude it does not mean you need to look. It is very easy for a person to avert their gaze and to avoid directly looking at a nude person... that is your right.
Again, this is how the internet (sadly) works today. There is a large amount of pornographic content, but that doesn't mean you need to look at it. As a result, healthy nudity is tagged, flagged and banned as inappropriate, mature & harmful.
Things are changing, slowly, some ground is gained and other ground lost. Many social networks relax the rules but anyone posting is still at the whim of a prudish view point, and with one click are assumed guilty of wrong.
On the one hand, anyone who enjoys a nude lifestyle needs to help show to the clothed majority that we are not harmful and that we just wish to be ourselves. We need to help secure our space in the real world and on the internet, to ensure that pornography doesn't grow exponentially and continue to taint the world view toward anyone who chooses to be nude.
Yet, we still at this time need a secure space where we can practice our lifestyle without judgement and fear of our memories being hijacked by prudes or perverts. Our naturist communities are still necessary, but hopefully we can all be more open to the wider world.
Monday, 29 April 2013
Standing on a public rooftop in Bangkok even in the middle of the night was a little intimidating, but I soon forgot about being nude in such an open public space and felt right at home. I've never actually been nude in a very busy urban area before, but it was a good practice for when I join WNBR!
If I could do it again, would I? Yeah, why not? So long as I wasn't making others feel uneasy.
Check out a few of the photos here: pixelographic.com
Sunday, 28 April 2013
Here's an article from GoodMenProject.com, see link at the bottom.
My body is a testament to high testosterone.
I have a body type one sees a lot: male pattern baldness, plenty of body hair, builds both muscle and fat very easily. You see guys like me all the time, with our wide shoulders and wider beer guts. Burly sonsabitches, often rocking the shaved-head-and-beard combo.
It is not, it’s fair to say, a body type that is highly lauded by media culture.
I didn’t always look like this. When I was a teenager, I was so skinny I won awards for dressing as Jack Skellington, which sounds like a joke and isn’t. When I was twenty, I dressed as Nightwing for a costume contest, and the woman MCing the show called me “the reason spandex was invented.”
That was a long time ago.
Nowadays, I’m technically considered obese.
Saturday, 27 April 2013
Recently I begun to prefer the term naturism over nudism, but naturism for me is more about the lifestyle of being active and environmentally friendly. Whereas nudism is about living nude, be it at home or on the beach. Both elements can have strong causes, but nudism is surely about a person's right to be nude and naturism about being nude as an element of a healthy-green life.
Nude and naked are a little easier to define, personally naked has come to have an erotic suggestion to it (am I alone here?) and so I try to avoid it. Nude is just simply having no clothes on and has no suggestive elements.
What do you all think? Please comment on the blog, or over on the video: The Nude Geek.