What I Learned About Body Positivity By Running Naked At A Nudist Ranch

Here’s another great article promoting body positivity and naturism in the mainstream online press: What I Learned About Body Positivity By Running Naked At A Nudist Ranch. The subtitle is “Eventually, I stopped seeing naked people and just saw people.” I would say almost all is said in this subtitle. This says clearly naturism is not about exhibitionism or voyeurism, it’s just about being who we are.

As naturists, we know naturists look at each other in the eyes and do not judge others by their body shape, color, size or any physical trait. This is why I really like this article. Ponder this quote for a moment:

Social nudism isn’t about seeing and proving; it’s about experiencing

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Nudist idea #5: Subscribe to a #naturist magazine

If you are a member of your national naturist federation, there is a good chance that you receive their publication, like for instance The Bulletin from AANR or Gonatural of the NZNF.  However, this should not stop you subscribing to other naturist publications that exist, as shown in the post entitled 42 Naturist Publication:  periodicals, although the list is far from being exhaustive. Let’s go through some I know.

36.3 Nude & Natural MagazineThe first example that comes to mind is the Naturist Society N magazine. As it is described on the Naturist Society’s website, “The quarterly magazine N, the magazine of naturist living gives you the skinny on naturist news, views, and updates on the role of nudity across the globe. N offers readers a deftly balanced blend of timely news and features, incisive commentary and reviews, and perceptive site reports from naturist venues near and far. It’s all tastefully illustrated with full-color images that take you to the very heart of the naturist experience.”

H&E November 2017 naturist nudist magazine health efficiencyThen, for English reader, H&E Naturist Magazine is a great pick. H&E Naturist claims to be the world’s leading magazine for clothes-free lifestyle, and I believe it is, as this magazine is of very high quality and had been on the market since 1900 (yes, more than one hundred years!). As its about states, “H&E naturist (originally Health and Efficiency) is the world’s leading monthly commercial magazine focusing on the naturist and nudist lifestyle. Its regular articles and columns focus largely on travel, health and culture, as well as various features on arts and books with a naked theme”. Naturism is central to H&E Naturism and all articles have a naturist flavor.

For our French readers, there are two publications in France that are worth reading. The first is Naturisme Magazine. As its title implies, it’s dedicated to naturism and contains many articles on the lifestyle as well on naturist club/resort news. The other one is called La Vie au Soleil (Life under the Sun). It’s a great publication that ideally complements Naturisme Magazine and goes deep in topics related to nudism and naturism. Those are great magazine for anybody interested in the nudist lifestyle and want to learn/share more about nudism/naturism.

There are many others in other languages (Dutch, German, etc.). All above publications are very qualitative with sensible and valuable information about naturism. Despite being sold sometimes in the adult section of the bookstores, they all are shareable with your friends and family. It’s a great way to start naturist conversation with non naturist friends. A must for all naturist.

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Want Better Self-Confidence? Get Naked!

This is probably one of the best articles I’ve read on how to boost self-confidence by embracing nudism. Although this article focuses on getting comfortable in your own skin by sleeping naked or practicing yoga naked, it does not touch on social nudity.

However, embracing the naturist lifestyle by spending time with other naturists in the buff starts by getting comfortable with oneself. And on that, the article of Danielle Keating is spot-on.

Here are a few quotes from the article:

Not only is baring your skin natural, but going nude is also rich in both psychological and biological benefits.

If you work out alone, the best fit is nothing at all.

Self-love is attainable and can be obtained through nakedness, because when you strip down, your physical and mental health goes up!

One comment was insightful too, from a psychological point of view:

How empowering it is to do something that you may feel is a big deal and discover that you are fine.

It’s true that the first time you undress, you may feel uncomfortable, but growth comes from moving from comfort zone to un-comfort, so that your comfort zone increases. One additional point for the people who are definitely not familiar with nudity is to “unlearn” the relationship between sex and a nude body.

Society has been building this relationship for years by sexualizing heavily the human body. However, as any naturist know, nothing is further from the real truth. Being naked does not have to mean having sex. Being naked means accepting our own body and being comfortable with it. Once you are OK with that, you can move to the next step which is being social with your own nudity and with others.

You will find 10 Ways To Become Comfortable With Nudity on this blog. I sincerely think the above article will help you getting comfortable with your own nude body and will get you closer to become the naturist you can be. However, watch out! Naturism is very addictive. Once you try, you may never go back to being textile.

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Nude is the way to practice yoga

Here’s a wonderful article on nagna yoga, that is naked yoga, or yoga practiced sans clothes, written by a yoga and meditation teacher, Alex Myles. Not only the pictures, uncensored to display the glory of the human body, are stunning and awesome, the text is so refreshing on the freedom that nudity procures. Here are some quotes from the article I particularly appreciated.

When practicing yoga I do so fully naked as a way of honoring and uniting each part of myself.

Although being naked has come to feel very unnatural for many, when we are naked we are in our most natural state of being.

Practicing yoga naked is the most liberating, self-loving and self-accepting thing I have ever experienced.

That was one of the greatest lessons I learned—to breathe, accept and let go.

Removing clothing, rather than putting fabric on my skin, to practice yoga seems to me the most natural thing to do.

I see the body as a work of art, an ever changing masterpiece that is an outer reflection of our inner nourishment.

There are many other quotes that resonated deeply. However, the strongest part was the description of the first time Alex got naked and how she fought her feelings of insecurity and the journey of her liberation. It’s a beautiful text on the beauty of nudity I was writing about yesterday, and an calling to practice Yoga, and other sports and activities, naked.

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You Should Get Naked More Often. It’s Good For You.

health benefits nudity

A very cool article from https://www.thrillist.com. It provides five health advices of why you should be naked more often:

  1. Your skin will improve.
  2. You’ll sleep better
  3. You’ll have better sex
  4. Your nether regions will thank you
  5. You’ll reduce your risk of heart attack

Naturists will probably all agree with those 5 benefits, and such an article is a great way to show some of the direct health benefits of getting naked. There are many others, like the ones described in The Scientific Reasons Why You Should Just Always Be Naked or Nudity Provides Health Benefits for Your Body and Brain.

Keep those health, body and mind, benefits in a corner of your brain, they are a good way to convince textiles to accompany you to your next naturist week-end!

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What it feels like to … be a naturist

Another short and sweet article about naturism in the mainstream press, this times, The Herald, from Scotland. In this text, the author describes how he came to naturism, having discovered its benefits. A few quotes from the article:

Everybody was friendly and welcoming

There was a sense of community there (a naturist camp) that you don’t get at an ordinary camp site

You can find if you’re naked and it’s raining, it’s not as bad to walk about naked as it is to walk about with clothes on

Enjoy the article and share your thoughts below.

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