Category Archives: Naturist philosophy

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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Nature was meant to be experienced naked

Trying to experience nature with clothes on is like trying to view a beautiful landscape in a fog. You may enjoy getting a vague idea of what’s there, but you’re missing a large part of the whole. Our skin is … Continue reading

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Nature was naked, and I was also

Nature was naked, and I was also. It was too lazy, soothing, and joyous-equable to speculate about. Yet I might have thought somehow in this vein: Perhaps the inner never lost rapport we hold with earth, light, air, trees, &c., … Continue reading

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Questions for naturists and nudists to think about

It seems as though we’re always asking ourselves certain questions about our enjoyment of nudity in general and social nudity in particular. This is quite healthy and isn’t any indication that we doubt that such enjoyment is quite proper and … Continue reading

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Socialization and the nudity taboo

The essence of socialization is to make people dependent on social controls, to have them respond predictably to rewards and punishments. And the most effective form of socialization is achieved when people identify so thoroughly with the social order that … Continue reading

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Luxuries

Of all the “luxuries” of modern civilization that only serve to make us less happy, clothing is one of the easiest to dispense with, because nudity itself is so pleasurable.

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