Grassroots naturism, part 6C

At breakfast Saturday morning, Poney was the last to show up. This was the day the Collins family was to celebrate their declaration of independence from clothing – in the presence of guests as witnesses. Rowan could hardly wait for Poney to appear.
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Grassroots naturism, part 6B

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Jenna: So where were we when the menfolk walked in? Oh, yes, you asked whether there was any additional progress towards our goal. There is, or will be, one more thing, and it’s rather important. Although we still aren’t sure whether Poney’s going to commit to full nudity, the rest of us, at least, decided to make a formal declaration of independence from clothes – a pledge in front of witnesses – meaning we intend to be fully naked as much as possible. That’ll bolster our determination to stick with this plan.
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Grassroots naturism, part 6A

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Jenna Collins, her husband, and one of her two children, had mostly stopped wearing clothes about two weeks ago. Nevertheless, she went immediately to answer the front door when the doorbell rang. Since Jenna’s husband, Troy, had placed a sign beside the door to inform visitors that anyone in the house would probably be naked, she never hesitated to go to the door.
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The right to be publicly naked

There’s an interesting academic paper that came out recently:

The Right to be Publicly Naked: A Defence of Nudism

Although the paper was published in September 2018 and has been discussed briefly in a few naturist forums, now is a good time to subject it to careful scrutiny, because a summary of it has just been published in Issue 38.3 (Spring 2019) of The Naturist Society’s “N” magazine. Unfortunately, the article hasn’t been published online, as far as I know. If you care about the public nudity issue, it’s probably best to read the original paper anyhow.
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Grassroots naturism, part 5E

Monika: It’s starting to get late, so let’s try to sum up a few things we’ve learned today. The first observation I’d make is that having lunches like this just for us double-X folks is very helpful. People with little or no knowledge of naturism – as most of us have been at some time or other – always find it very hard to understand why naturists defy our society’s irrational nudity taboos in order to embrace and enjoy our nudity rather than fear it. We’re helping each other gain that understanding by discussing all the different ways we have to justify ceasing or at least curtailing the habit of wearing clothes – so we can satisfy our mysterious desire to be naked.

Joyce: I love your term “double-X folks”. Maybe we should call this weekly event the “double-X naked lunch”. Continue reading

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Grassroots naturism, part 5D

Monika: [After a brief pause in the conversation] I think we’ve heard from almost everyone. Sally, would you like to say a little?

Sally: Sure. Um, well, I’m working as a waitress in a chain restaurant. Not a job I really care for, but it helps pay the bills. I’m living with a guy named Eric. I suppose I have to say we’re now both naturists, since we’ve been part of the naturist group that almost everyone who’s not new to this women’s group also belongs to. It was started a few months ago for people who enjoy being naked at least some of the time and also want to spread the word about naturism. The objective is to get more people interested in naturism. Eric works in an outdoor sporting goods store, which is where I met him. We have a lot in common, since we both enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking, camping, river rafting, rock climbing, and so on. Continue reading

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Grassroots naturism, part 5C

Monika: Alana, you brought your sister with you today. I’m eager to hear her thoughts about naturism.

Sheila Howard: And I’m happy to talk about it. I do have a little experience with nudity and feel positive about it. But I can’t say I know a lot about naturism from personal experience, since I’ve never thought of myself as a naturist. However, when I was in college I started sleeping naked. In fact, it wasn’t unusual for me to be partly or fully naked in my dorm room if I felt like it. My first roommate was the same way, and I don’t remember which of us started that first. A few others in the dorm did likewise – guys as well a girls – though it wasn’t especially common. We didn’t mind others dropping in to chat when we were naked, nor did it bother our visitors. I guess that was just accepted as what a few people, like me, were comfortable doing. However, the nudity was mostly confined to our rooms. We didn’t wander naked around the dorm, except maybe to nearby rooms or the bathroom. Continue reading

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