LABSN Editor’s Note: randomfactsgeekjga is passionate about making nudism/naturism a normal state of being and this article articulates his ideas well.
Nudism is one of my passions. I want it to be promoted, widespread and accepted. We should definitely promote nudism, and for many reasons. Nudism deserves to be promoted, widespread and accepted. We need to promote nudism in a positive way or else nudism will still be rejected by the prudish public, nudism will still be associated with sexual perversion and society will not practice nudism more often. We need more nudists in this world anyway.
I want to have nudism become available for everyone and everywhere in this world. That would sound awesome! Precisely, how can we make this happen? I present my ideas here, hopefully this can be something done and you can give me additional ideas in the comments if I have missed any.
Nudism should definitely be available for everyone and everywhere. Nudism does not discriminate against anyone. There are nudists everywhere in the world, from…
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LABSN Editor’s Note: This is from 2014, but I just found it and thought it was interesting. The writer, Lili Boisvert, argues the right of women to go topless in public in a very logical, calm manner.
If we combine heterosexual women and homosexual men, there’s a large percentage of the population that is attracted to men’s, not women’s bodies.
So why is it OK for men to go topless, but not women? Does it mean that women’s and gay men’s desires are worth less than those of heterosexual men?
LABSN Editor’s Note: Since Felicity Jones closed down the Young Naturists America blog last year, she has started a personal blog on “naturism, censorship, topfree equality, body image and other fun topics.” Here’s one of the first she posted and the follow-up interviews can be found on her blog.
Introducing The Real Nude Beach: A Body-Positive Photography Project by Felicity’s Blog. We photographed & interviewed people at Gunnison this summer – here’s why!
LABSN Editor’s Note: A very interesting piece by William, who runs the Naturism for People of Color blog.
Originally posted on IPRM: Preface I wrote this essay as part of a first year writing course I took this fall with Dr. Andrew Joseph Pegoda. To put this into context, I am a senior (5th year) undergraduate mathematics major taking this particular English core requirement for the third time. The original assignment was to…
Very insightful observation. I also have noticed a more casual acceptance of cameras on the nude beach in Florida where I go. As long as you don’t act like you are sneaking photos of strangers, and only of your friends and yourself, most of the other beachgoers never say anything. As a mater of fact, no one has ever said anything to me about snapping a photo of my group. Of course I’m careful to not point the camera toward anyone else by my friends.
A decade or more ago the presence of a camera could have got you thrown off a naturist beach, and still would if you were just there to photograph naked women and then upload them to the internet. And you wouldn’t get off the beach with your film stock intact, or digital memory card in place, even now, if being ‘pervy’ about it.
That’s not to say there’s still not people out there doing just that, taking secret photos and exploiting the subjects.
But in the past couple of years I’ve detected a much more relaxed view to the appearance of a camera.
Many beach users will take photos of friends, who seem happy enough to appear nude in front of the camera. Who knows? Some of this is probably being shared (at least in private message form) on social media. The simple fact is that people don’t care quite…
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LABSN Editor’s Note: Nick and Lins, a Belgian naturists couple, have a wonderful blog, Naked Wanderings, of their travels to naturists venues around the world. This post tackles some social media issues I’ve been thinking about also.