Some cool nudist pins

End of the holidays, continuation of naked living and putting naked assets in order. While rejuvenating my naked and happy boards on Pinterest, I bumped onto those quotes that I felt good about. I really loved this one:

Did I mention that I am completely Naked. Care to join me?

Why did I love it? Because naturism is to be shared. Yes being naked feels great. However, it’s feels even greater when you are surrounded with other like-minded naked friends.

I wish you all a great naked time with friends and family. And remember,

Get Naked, Stay Naked, Live Naked and Share the Naked Love!

How to deal with voyeurs at the nudist beach

Imagine the following. You are quietly reading and tanning. The beach is big and almost empty, with very few people scattered around, each naturist enjoying the biggest possible space (and that is being 15 to 20 meters away from each other). Then all of a sudden, a man sets his towel at exactly 2 meters away from you and your spouse.

On the positive side, this person gets naked, so fits in. On the negative side, he stares at you, and more intensely at your spouse. This creates almost immediately an uncomfortable feeling.

This just occurred to us yesterday, as we were enjoying the nudist beach. It happened that we were actually about to leave, so the situation just accelerated our departure.

However, the question of voyeurs remain. I believe this guy was there to watch us, enjoying the naked beach. On the one side, since he was naked, he can enjoy the naked beach. He can watch people too as long as his attitude is not lewd. On the other side, by the place he chose, we felt watched. Did he voluntarily sat there to watch us, I do not know but it felt like this. So the question is how to approach this situation?

If we were not about to leave, I would have approached and asked this man why he sat 2 meters away from us where he could have any other places further from anybody? And I would have shared that we felt watched by him. What would you have done? I would appreciate your comments and ideas?

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Slowed activities – Naturist holidays have started!

Holiday time has arrived. Sun, no clothes and minimum connection… A few posts in July to keep the naturism spirit high, but with a slower cadence. Enjoy the sun, grab the opportunity to let go shorts, t-shirts and swimsuits. Trying nudism is adopting it! I wish you great holidays, in the nude of course!

Why I’m Getting Naked On The Internet – #getmorenaked

Jessi Kneeland’s « purpose on earth is to help all women break free from the body image issues, fear, shame, and armor that hold them back ». And this is one of the reasons she’s decided to get naked on the internet.

Jessi is a coach, teacher, speaker, and writer dedicated to helping women love their bodies. What better way to love you body than to first accept it naked when you look yourself in the mirror. As she says in her About, « Your body affects how you think and feel, and how you think and feel affects your body. Learning to love and accept yourself requires working on, and healing, both ends ».

Her post is an ode to nudity, the deeply rooted explanation of what nudity can bring to any human being. As she rightly writes, « instead of seeing that breasts and bellies and thighs come in all sorts of wonderful shapes and sizes, we see only bodies that have been surgically and digitally altered to all look more or less the same ».

The human body comes into so many various shapes that we forget diversity makes beauty, not uniformity. By totally accepting our own body, nudity becomes natural again. So simple and so difficult at the same time. Difficult because society is brainwashing us to consume more, to want more, to have more.

By embracing naturism as a lifestyle, we are more, more human, more ourselves, more true. Being a naturist is not easy though, as Jessi claims, « I know some people won’t understand, and won’t approve. I know I’ll probably lose followers for this ». May be, but the people who loves you and understands you will get closer and will be even more faithful. And beyond this, you’ll embark many women and men who feel uncomfortable with their own body and who will learn from you and your experience.

Naturism is one of the best lifestyles to get back our natural lives, to accept and be accepted for who we are, not for what we claim we are. Naked, we bare our soul too. I close this post on a file quote by Jessi:

Our naked bodies are all fundamentally, inherently, and eternally right, and I challenge you to stop running from them.

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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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Growing as a nudist

The June edition of Undressed Press, American Association for Nude Recreation newsletter, is out. As usual, it is packed with nice articles about naturists’ preferred lifestyle, naturism. This June edition contains a very nice article from Alix Schuttauf (her father used to be AANR Executive Director, as per his LinkedIn profile) . This young lady explains how she grew as a nudist and what naturism has brought her.

Growing up as a nudist has given me a stronger bond with my family.

This [AANR Youth Summer Camps] helped me tackle and overcome the pressure about negative body image, and gave me a better view of body acceptance.

Because of my upbringing in this body-positive environment, I can still be happy knowing that while I may be judged for my body, it truly doesn’t matter to me.

Naturists all know about the numerous benefits of naturism and social nudity. It’s so wonderful to read it from a young lady who has grown up in a nudist environment. She explains in very simple terms the numerous benefits of being a nudist. Share this with your friends and family who are not (yet) nudists and let them discover this wonderful lifestyle that is naturism.

I encourage you joining your local/national naturist association/federation and if you live in the US, join AANR. You can subscribe to this very insightful newsletter by clicking here and download the June edition from here.

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Some great advice on hiking nude

Naked hiking is gaining momentum and increased visibility with this article from Mens Journal. I’ve written on naked hiking, and have given 10 good reasons to do so. Although this article focuses on the US and particularly on US National parks, it comes with two sound advices:

  1. Ask permission
  2. Join a group

Let’s look at why those are great advice.

Ask permission

WNBR_London_2014_9Asking permission is pretty straightforward. In most cases, permission will be granted, as non sexual nudity is generally accepted. There are numerous articles on this activity that demonstrates the acceptance of it by a majority of people. Asking permission is particularly important if your hike crosses private land.

Permission granted, you will hike more relaxes and will enjoy more your hike. In some countries, like Austria for instance, non sexual nudity is allowed by law, therefore you can enjoy freely. In others, like France, the law is unclear and you may drop on the wrong side of the fence without really wanting it. Better safe than sorry, keep handy something to cover yourself in case of encountering somebody and have your naturist federation card with you.

Join a group

nrc2Joining a group is probably the best thing to do if you wish to hike in your birthday suit. There are more and more naked hikers group in most countries, look for them around you and join. An online network like naktiv.net whose mission is to provide a safe place for people to post Naked and Active content may help you to find like-minded people around you.

Furthermore, beyond being a safer choice, hiking naked as a group is much more fun and social. Naturism is all about sharing, and joining a group will bring your naked hiking practice to another level. Not only you may increase the number of your naturist friends, you will increase the number of naked hikes you will participate in, because most of the groups are really active.

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Beware though, naked hiking is addictive. Once you have started, it’s very difficult to hike again with clothes on. The feeling of freedom of hiking naked is unmatched. Give it a try, you will probably never regret it!

If you look for more information on naked hiking and want to hear from experienced naked hikers, I recommend wonderful book Naked Hiking, that exists in French, under the title Randonue.

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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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Nudity is pure beauty

A first for this blog, to celebrate the longest day of the year and the world music day. Some poetry, inspired my morning gym and meditation.

Being naked is being oneself
Without shame
Without fear
Without prejudice

Being naked is being vulnerable
Without shield
Without protection
Without shadow

Being naked is being open
To others
To the sun
To the wind

Being naked is being happy
Welcoming life
Welcoming love
Welcoming calm

Being naked is being human
Quite simply
Quite naturally
Quite entirely

Nudity is pure beauty

France is a naturist eden

In France, you’ll find over 160 naturist clubs and associations. As well as more than 150 naturist holidays resorts and camping parks. It generates over 3,000 direct and indirect jobs. Finally, naturism is embraced by over 2 million people, half of them from foreign countries, coming to France to spend some naked holidays.

When you compare those figures to the ones of other countries close to France, including those having more sunny days every year, like Spain or Italy, you soon realize France is a naturist eden. Above and beyond those figures, let’s look at some objectives elements.

If you live in France, there’s a naturist site next to you

One of the first question all aspiring naturist is generally asking is: where can I get naked, alone of with friends? If it’s possible to be naked in nature, it’s generally better to undress in places where it’s allowed: beach, camping park, resort, etc.

Take a look at the French Federation of Naturism web site and realize there are naturist sites all over the French territory. Go to our partner Naturisme.fr to find the right naturist camping park for you.

Naturism, shared by millions of like-minded naturists, is a lifestyle. Naked, in nature, you unwind and enjoy wonderful moments. If you do not fancy traveling, you can get naked at home. Being naked on a daily basis, doing house chores naked for instance, is a great way to enjoy the many benefits of naturism. Then sharing this nakedness with others make the experience social and friendly.

Tolerance and naturism

From an independant study, 11 million of French people are ready to try naturism. This makes a lot of people who consider nudity as normal. What is it for every naturist. This means that a relative tolerance exists when it comes to naturist who get naked outside of approved places. Relative because there’s a law article, L222-32, that states that « sexual exhibition imposed to others in a place accessible to public is punishable by one year of imprisonment and 15,000 euros fine ». In an nutshell, you are naked, at home or in your garden and are seen by somebody, vous can go to jail and be fined!

Not really comforting. There are however legal precedents that are tolerant, thanks notably to the Association for the Promotion of Naturism. However, pay attention and have something handy to cover your privates. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. When will France have a more precise legal framework, like in Germany, making a difference between simple nudity and sexual exhibition. With the leading naturist country, this sounds like obvious!

Sun, sea, mountain, countryside

France offers various landscapes to all nature lovers. Whether you like sea, mountains or countryside, there are naturist sites everywhere. This is one of the major tourist attractions of France. It’s possible to merge the thrill of discovering new sites and the pleasure of naturism.

If you’ve never been on a nakation (naked vacation), vous may have tons of questions. the blog post 10 advices for the aspiring nudist (in French) will provide a good start. However, be aware that once tried, it’s very difficult to go back to textile life. Trying is adopting!

So? What are you waiting for? Still doubting? Read 7 reasons to visit the nearest nudist club and What to expect from naturist holidays. Finally, you have nothing to lose but your clothes. You will meet other nudists who will be happy to share their natural lifestyle and there are little risk you’ll be disappointed. Give it a try! France is a naturist eden.