Category: socialnudity

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This could be any beach, anywhere in the world if only we would treat each other with that level of respect all the time. The human form is graceful, embodies grace or is a wonderful thing, if only we would let it be! ~ Centauri4, April 2018

Where? How? ~ Ever again?

Where? How? ~ Ever again?

“Everyone is "old enough” to …

“Everyone is "old enough” to do social nudity and the sooner you begin, the longer you have to enjoy it!“ Family nudity, not a swinging or casual sex lifestyle, just clothing unbound! Going unbound.

nudistbrunch: Save the date! This place intr…


Save the date!

This place introduced me to the reality of nudism. Roughly 30 years ago, I called and asked to be added to the list for “Single males” to have a day visit. This was at a time when #WhitetailResort was #WhitetailPark and it had a third of the amenities or facilities it does today. I know because after my first weekend of meeting people, exploring the nature trail, relaxing by the pool and helping put up a chain link fence around the old in-ground pool on the spot where the WTR front office is now, I have returned many, many times!

I was single then, and yet the reception received could not have been warmer or more congenial! Me in my tiny car, pulling in and parking across from the (then) office trailer and seeing the olde, silver-haired grandmotherly type lady walking up the steps and into the trailer just as I exited my car. This was it! This was the moment I read about in nudist themed softcover books (like “Fun in the Sun”) and I made the call, got on the list, was called back a short time (weeks) later and then made the drive; I was not “uncertain” about this visit, only unfamiliar with the act! The actions I was about to do. I knew what was expected of me, I knew what I would see, but there was still a uncertainty of meeting other’s expectations of me!

Maybe it is similar to playing music in front of an audience the first time? You feel ready, you practiced (in front of a mirror or home studio space), and of course you read things about nudists and nudism, all of which were positive and easily imagined, yet for me this act was breaking out of my young “shell”. I had graduated High School, but that’s it. I had not served in the military yet, had been in love just once, had had several jobs and enjoyed those, but this was ABOUT TO BE totally different!

In the space of the next 20 minutes, I watched “Welcome to Our World” (the de facto nudism introductory video), signed the guestbook, provided additional information about myself (I recall most of the identity stuff being sent ahead of time) and then told where to properly park my car. That part was a breeze, and there was a moment before driving in through the gate where I almost turned around, but here was the,… Final moment of self-actualizing truth: “You can just leave your clothes in the car” my silver-haired guide said. {gulp!} And then I did it!! T-shirt, gone. Summer shorts, gone. Underwear,. ,. ,. gone! Hello buck naked reality! I recall folding my clothing a little and leaving my keys in the car, unlocked, because well, when you are nude, where are you going to put them, right? And also, the nudist park atmosphere I expected was one of safety, trust, and all people known to the staff because each was carefully screened, pre-qualified, as I had been either weeks ago or minutes earlier; so nobody was unworthy of being here. It was then, is now, and hopefully will always remain a very special place with the greatest freedom of all those I have experienced! My guide showed me around, introduced a few regulars doing very ordinary things like reading a book in the clubhouse, and then she turned me loose to enjoy everything. Which of course, I did!

If you go to the Banana Rum Cup as a result of reading this tumblr post, please tell the office staff Centauri4 sent you. They may not know that nickname, but maybe mentioning it will make them laugh IF enough guests say it.

Truly, social nudity is about fun, joy, enjoym…

Truly, social nudity is about fun, joy, enjoyment, acceptance, love of self, love of each other, kindness, heart, and the realization “all the trappings of clothed society” do more to differentiate us from each other than unify (or unite) us. Through simple, totally honest nudity, we are of one planet, one species, flagless, borderless and “clothesless”!

(Oh my gosh, I just adore this picture, it’s content, the slight smile and the less-caring-concern posture of the subject! As if she literally just finished saying, “Please do take my picture!” an instant before this moment.)

Tan, golden, or golden tan? Both together, in …

Tan, golden, or golden tan? Both together, in layers, or is it the sunscreen? ~ That is certainly more than a simple layer of Playa dust in this likely Burning Man photograph. A very cool look, I say!

The commerce of social nudity is important, an…

The commerce of social nudity is important, and today (Thursday, 29 March 2018), I am looking for great images to underscore or highlight that idea! From campgrounds, to beaches, to resorts, cabin rentals with enough distance between neighbors to “permit” clothing-optionality, I often think of “physical resources” (land, property, structures) but it is also VERY important to appreciate less tangible services (massage, hair styling, nudist travel, childcare and handyman/utilities/construction) and products (the things we STILL consume in spite of a lesser need of clothing) as we go about our lives!

Today, I want to encourage every nudist, naturist, free beacher, body positivist, or first-time visitor to Naturism as a Way or Living to consider telling a life story including the #hashtag #WhenImNotNude to illustrate the lives we live “beyond” nudism, or in addition to being nudists! How do we support each countries economy? What social cause do we support in addition to “going nude” things? This might include a #RegionalNudistMembership, #NationalNudistMembership, #nudistsubscription, #nudisttshirts, #nudistclothing (oxymoron, right!) or even (and especially) membership at a local nudist resort like the one an hour from my present home (#whitetailresort).

I feel there is a need to TELL THE STORIES between the lines, between the familiar, often reposted images (the ones you know you have already seen more than twice!), and describe how social nudity is sustained by us as we sustain and support the idea of it. Even if a person has only taken one vacation to Hedonism, although not a “nudist venue” it is a part of the clothing-optional and clothing-free economy and together WE are making these things happen. We enable nudity in new contexts, new activities, prominent city Bike Rides and even a few festivals or fairs, so the strength of these contributions needs to be told. Thanks to everyone for considering this appeal.

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This happened in London. “We still have enough differences between us that we would be challenged to accept each other even with half the population deciding to live nude. There would be even MORE challenges initially.” ~ Centauri4, Thinking on how a Pro-nudity World Would Actually Operate

nudistbrunch: The Future “We still hav…


The Future

“We still have enough differences between us that we would be challenged to accept each other even with half the population deciding to live nude. There would be even MORE challenges initially.” ~ Centauri4, Thinking on how a Pro-nudity World Would Actually Operate

An event allowing nudity by participants does …

An event allowing nudity by participants does not make it a “Nudist event” but rather a baby steps opportunity towards a greater acceptance of nudity, whether co-ed or not, and the body confidence building aspect of these things must be helpful! Please, never, ever come away from any clothing-optional event feeling worse about yourself, and if a tendency towards negativity develops during or after an event, please have a discrete chat with the organizer. Any negative reinforcement would be counter-productive for sure!