Category Archives: Body acceptance

Is there a human “need” for being naked?

Many naturists feel a significant urge to be naked whenever practical. It’s almost as though being naked is an emotional “need” that they have. We’re going to consider whether this can be a genuine need for some people. Let’s begin … Continue reading

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Nude modeling session: Another entrance, another exit

This blog post from Jillian Page got me thinking, since it alluded to a favorite Shakespeare line that has a lot of relevance to social nudity. Jillian began with the rhetorical question: If all the world is a stage and … Continue reading

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Benefits of social nudity: body acceptance

Many lists have been compiled over the years enumerating the many beneficial characteristics of social nudity. One typical recent list highlights 10 benefits: 10 reasons why I am a nudist. At the top of this one, like most others, is: … Continue reading

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Using nudity to make a statement

It is entirely legitimate to use images of nudity to make a statement about how people relate to their social environment. It’s especially appropriate if the statement involves personal identity or social stereotypes. So we have this: Nude Portraits Explore … Continue reading

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“But aren’t you freaked out about everyone seeing your body’s flaws?”

“But aren’t you freaked out about everyone seeing your body’s flaws?” As a naturist, I actually freak out less about that stuff. It’s helped me cope with body issues – and it’s helped me accept the growing baby bump. As … Continue reading

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Walt Whitman talks about “I Sing the Body Electric”

Interviewer: Good evening, everyone. Tonight we have the unique privilege of having Walt Whitman himself sit down with us for a candid interview on his marvelous new poem, “I Sing the Body Electric“. Let’s skip over the usual preliminaries and … Continue reading

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Women are speaking out on being naked

Nudity needs to become the new normal Normalize and desensitize. We need more nudity, not less. But by more nudity, I don’t just mean more perfection, more sanitization, more photoshopped, starving, plastic models. The sight of a breast should neither … Continue reading

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