Category Archives: Nudity

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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Unreasonable customs become unreasonable moral rules then unreasonable laws

There seems to be a natural progression found in all human societies. Long before a society has explicit moral rules it has social customs, which may have been unchanged for millennia. The customs have their roots in the society’s natural … 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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People may hate you for being different

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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.

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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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