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The Many Considerations of Skinny-Dipping | Outside Online

LABSN Editor’s Note: Here’s a very reasonable response to a young lady’s question on skinny dipping.

 

I am 18 and just graduated from high school. This summer I’m working as a counselor at a sleepaway camp that I attended as a kid.

Source: The Many Considerations of Skinny-Dipping | Outside Online

How I got naked in front of strangers at the nation’s second-oldest nudist resort in Littleton — The Know

LABSN Editor’s Note: Here’s an interesting article about a women’s first time experience at a nudist resort.

 

The Mountain Air Ranch bills itself as a family nudist resort. It was founded in 1935 for the purpose of Social Nudity, which means that you can be naked in a relatively public setting without infringing upon the privacy of others who don’t want to see your bits.

Source: How I got naked in front of strangers at the nation’s second-oldest nudist resort in Littleton — The Know

Moonchild

What a wonderful poem. Packed with feeling and symbolism.

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I am a child of the earth
Raised by the stars in the sky
Tended by the moon as I sleep
Scars of the world clothe me
Her wounds rich in history.

I am bathed by the tears of the clouds
When it rains, the wind howls-in my ears
Apocalyptic....
When I cry-the earth soaks up my tears
A piece of my soul
Turning to dust;
And like dust, I rise
A storm of stardust
On moonstruck madness..

The sky calls out my name at dawn
Sparking the sun on my breast..

I am a child of the earth
The darkness and the light
The truth, the lie
Sorrow and joy
It's all there in the
Pen that I wield.


#free verse

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I Went to a Nudist Festival for Millennials – VICE

LABSN Editor’s Note: Here’s a quick read, but has some good insight into why some people are naturists.

To find out what young people get out of being naked.

Source: I Went to a Nudist Festival for Millennials – VICE

Rewilding – Naturism as Therapy | A Canadian Naturist

LABSN Editor’s Note: I found this piece by Robert Longpré on his blog site, A Canadian Naturist, very enlightening so I wanted to share it.

Naturism is a therapy, nature’s therapy for the soul. There is no better way to simply experience the fullness of being alive in the world than to make oneself fully vulnerable to that world. It do…

Source: Rewilding – Naturism as Therapy | A Canadian Naturist

Naturism & Exhibitionism: Enemies or First Cousins?

LABSN Editor’s Note: I thought this blog on Meandering Naturist expressed many of my thoughts on nudism and exhibitionism.

 

The Meandering Naturist

Some people dismiss streakers, naked protesters and even nudists and life models as ‘exhibitionists’ without fully appreciating that we are all, to a greater or lesser extent, motivated by exhibitionism. We learn to be that way in order to stay alive. A baby needs to be seen and to be noticed by its mother, and this need continues to operate in us throughout our lives… Every human being is motivated by this deep desire to be seen, to have attention paid to them, to be noticed and to be heard.

Philip Carr-Gomm, A Brief History of Nakedness, 2012

nudist-beach-nude-people-mans-womans-relax-beach-colorful-flat-illustration-90801266 Naturists or Exhibitionists?

I keep trying to figure out how the social media thing coincides – in a meaningful way – with the naturist cause. I recently re-established my presence on Facebook and Instagram, (simply waiting for someone on a minimum wage salary to shut off my account for too much…

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Award-winning Vimeo video on body acceptance

LABSN Editor’s Note: This is a well produced video on body acceptance.