Re: Stu's Nude Day
Again, I appreciate Stu's presence here.
First of all, Stu may be putting us on a little bit... because, Stu has to see pictures of naked people to get into this forum, if he's using a standard browser.
Second, Stu is an academic. He will "push a few buttons" -- very gently, and in an academic fashion, to stimulate discussion. This is the 89th posts in this thread. There's no doubt he contributes here, and no doubt that he brings up topics that are interesting. His discussion certainly trumps "what if I get an erection" and "I can't find any nudist activity in the New England states" (that one was a pip!!!!). But that's what happens in academia! You discuss things out thoroughly and listen to all sides.
Third, Stu presents a contrarian, and opposing point of view on issues. And, this is valuable, because he is always reasoned, and he always presents arguments that we as nudists and nude-recreation advocates are likely to encounter in our own communities, should they arise.
Fourth - Stu is RESPECTFUL. Most of the conversation here is. It never gets into name calling, rancor, or ad hominem attacks when Stu's involved.
I often disagree with him. As a nudist of four decades, I often AGREE with him. He's a valuable contributor here, and I find his posts refreshing.
The world of nudism, or naturism, can go FAR beyond sitting naked at a keyboard. If you never have tried nude recreation - or social nudism - you're missing out on some fantastic life experiences. TRY IT SOMETIME. Contact your local groups. You'll wonder why you didn't do so sooner.