Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Offended by Nude People?

If you are learning about nude recreation, you may have heard about how nudists come in all shapes, size, colors and ages.   Yes, tou will fit in no matter what you look like.  Yet, some of you may be worried about being offended by what you'll see - by what other people look like.  I can assure you, what other people look like is a non-issue.

Some reasonable questions by someone new to nude recreation:

  • Will I see someone much older or younger than I am?
  • Will I see someone much larger or smaller than I am?
  • Will I be offended by seeing different kinds of people, people different from me, nude?
Yes, you will see people different from you.  The amazing part is that you are unlikely to be offended.  Contrary to everything you imagined you knew about the human body in all its shapes and forms, real life is much different.

Like a doctor, I've now seen most every body type, shape, size and age in natural, nude states.  Like a doctor, I am neither shocked nor offended.  Looking at a body is like looking at a face.  A face "just is".  A face is human.  Except, I'm not a doctor.  I've been a nudist for a handful of years.

The "context" of the environment changes how you see people.  Being younger than 80 or 90% of the people at nudist resorts and beaches, I have been surprised at how normal, natural and un-shocking it is to see someone, say an 80 year old woman, nude in her natural state.  It goes against everything I thought I knew prior to trying nude recreation.

Why is this so?

My guess is that it is human instinct.   I "feel" no different seeing this women nude than I would if I just saw her face while she was clothed.  Strange, isn't it?  

Imagine going to the zoo and seeing all of the different animals naked.  There are zebras and gorillas and tigers and giraffes.  The animals are natural.  Seeing humans in their natural state "feels the same".  Does that make sense?

Take a look at this small picture of a nudist couple's backsides (butts!).  It's a picture on the American Association for Nude Recreation's website.  The couple are no supermodels by any means.  They are real people.  Middle-aged, imperfect, natural.

I have a feeling that if you try nude recreation, you'll have this same experience within minutes after being nude around a lot of other people.

Besides the freedom and comfort of being without clothes in a natural state, the experience of being nude around other people in a safe, non-gawking environment creates a new appreciation of human-ness.  An un-learning happens.

The truth is that how people look is irrelevant.  We all age.  We all have different shapes and sizes and imperfections.  Hiding these imperfections behind cloth seems to be more restrictive than liberating.

Nude recreation frees your body from clothing and at the same time, frees your mind.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

You Can Get Naked to Beat Energy Costs

With a long hot summer upon us and ever increasing energy costs, there's one way to beat the heat and surging prices. Get naked!

Getting naked in the comfort of your home is easy. First, be sure the window blinds are closed. Then, just remove your clothing the same way your do when taking a shower.


Cloth coverings (clothes) keep heat in, making humans hot and sweaty. The cloth material keeps the heat in and radiates the heat, making you hotter. What do you do when hot? You turn the fans and air conditioners to high. I know you do.

Your hot and sweaty clothes now need to be washed in the washing machine and then dried in a dryer.

Air conditioners, washers and dryers use electricity. Electricity costs more money each year. The washing machine also adds to the water bill.

Being without clothes costs nothing. It's cooler and may keep you from turning on the A/C. You may even need to wash less clothing.

Now, I'm not saying go out and be a nudist and visit nude beaches and the likes. But it sure does seem like a good idea to be naked in the comfort of your own home.