Category Archives: Naturist philosophy

A life without nudity is as incomplete and unsatisfying as a life without sunsets.

Or without flowers, singing birds, spring mornings, or hot cherry pie with vanilla ice cream. Advertisements

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Nudity and freedom

In a recent post we found that the concept of “freedom” is quite important in thinking about naturism and nudity. This is rather uncontroversial (among naturists, anyhow). “Freedom” (from clothes) is often cited by naturists as one of the most … Continue reading

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Why most people don’t understand social nudity

So far the topics being discussed here have mostly not dealt in much depth with what could be accurately described as “philosophy”. Some of the psychological discussions come close, but that’s not quite the same. Of course, systematic philosophical thinking … Continue reading

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Nudity makes us think

And there’s quite a lot to think about in this 10 minute video made by Thomas Lundy: The ideas here are all offered by women, so men may find them somewhat unsettling. But that need not be so. Perhaps you’d … Continue reading

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On the academic “literature” of social nudity… and why nudity may be “offensive”

Since we’d just mentioned this topic… There is a well-curated list of the academic literature on social nudity at the TNS site: Academic Studies on Social Nudity. (It spills onto a second page, when one would have sufficed, so don’t … 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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