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    How many arguments for nudity can we come up with?

    1. Saves on the laundry bill

    2. Because it cuts down on laundry, it conserves water (environmentalists, are ya listening??)

    3. Helps to keep a person cooler in the summer

    4. Cuts down on the need to replace worn out clothing, thus saving money

    5. If you are the tatoo, body piercing type, you get to show off your body art.

  • #2
    How many arguments for nudity can we come up with?

    1. Saves on the laundry bill

    2. Because it cuts down on laundry, it conserves water (environmentalists, are ya listening??)

    3. Helps to keep a person cooler in the summer

    4. Cuts down on the need to replace worn out clothing, thus saving money

    5. If you are the tatoo, body piercing type, you get to show off your body art.

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    • #3
      quote:
      Originally posted by skyclad85:
      [qb] How many arguments for nudity can we come up with?
      [/qb]
      It's hard to beat the 205 Reasons listed and explained by The Naturist Society.

      -Mark

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      • #4
        For me nudism is a personal expression of freedom to just be me. I personally like the independence it affords me. I love being nude with others, but I am completely happy being alone contemplating my navel in the open air. I just love being "nekkid." Today is beautiful in Anchorage, Alaska. I am going to my favoite spot near McQuee Creek and get nekkid. Hope you have a chance for some quality nude time as well. Bye for now. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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        • #5
          It's comfortable and fun!!!

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          • #6
            My journey into nudism over the past 3-4 months has brought about a noticable "inner peace" that frankly has been lost for many years. And the greatest part about "the journey" is that, it isn't over yet [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

            Oh, and skyclad... while I don't seem to be washing as many clothes, I'm washing a heck of a lot more towels!!! LOL

            Cheers!

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            • #7
              quote:
              Originally posted by Falcon46:
              [qb] My journey into nudism over the past 3-4 months has brought about a noticable "inner peace" that frankly has been lost for many years. . . . [/qb]
              That has been my experience also. I find a strong spiritual component to my naturist times. It has been so striking that I put it down on paper, but that's far too long to post here

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              • #8
                To me naturism is just that, natural. I see no real reason to label it. I think that people who cannot or will not acknowledge that what is termed naturism, is not unusual, they are the ones with the problem.

                TNS has the 205 reasons, I would like to see a list of the arguments against naturism, I think nearly each one could be refuted easily.

                For example, swimming. Leaving out some moral argument, which is personal anyway, what good reason could someone give for wearing a swimsuit? Certainly if the water is cold is a valid one. But other than that?

                To me, being nude in nature is as life was intended to be. I feel close to the natural world, life is renewed and sustained. I cannot imagine going thru life without knowing what it feels like, sun, wind, water, on your entire body. I only hope that those people with a somewhat open mind will try it a few times. Then if they don't like it for whatever reason, fine.

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                • #9
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by fns:
                  [qb] ... I would like to see a list of the arguments against naturism, I think nearly each one could be refuted easily. [/qb]
                  In my experience the only reason anyone ever gives for not liking nudity is "I just don't like it". They never seem to be able to explain what it is they don't like so I think the list of arguments against naturism would be pretty short!

                  Rik

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                  • #10
                    Arguments I have heard against nudity:

                    Nudity is offensive-
                    Since genitals, pubic hair and buttocks are ugly, or their exposure constitutes a rude sexually-based threat, total nudity should be illegal. Also the entire bodies of obese people, people with surgery scars, extremely hairy people and the elderly are ugly and none of their bodies must be exposed.

                    Anti-nudity laws exist to protect the nude-
                    Some people believe that nudity is so sexually arousing, that the sight of an attractive nude person, usually a woman, would entice some people to commit acts of sexual violence against the nude passerby. Therefore nudity should be banned to protect potential victims of sex crime.

                    Nudity is forbidden by God and law must reflect that fact-
                    Some people claim that nudity is forbidden by the Bible based on their interpretation of isolated passages of scripture. Some take this a bit further and claim that secular government is untenable; that we should instead live in a society where obedience to biblical moral values is enforced by the government.

                    Nudity is not civilized-
                    Some people, while not citing Bible verses, simply contend that nudity shows a lack of decorum, is indecent, even animalistic. It's just not the thing civilized people want to see.

                    Think of the children-
                    Children should not see nudity of any kind because the mere sight of nudity ruins their innocence and will teach them to be sexually precocious.

                    All nudity is pornographic-
                    Because most pornographic photos and films involve nudity, all nudity is tainted and immoral. Renaissance and modern art which depicts nudity is also decadent and reflects pagan influence in Christian society.

                    Self-esteem issues-
                    I don't want to draw attention to myself by being nude in front of them.

                    I need my privacy. I don't want a bunch of people seeing my body, except maybe my husband if the lights are low.

                    I am too fat, thin, pale, scarred, wrinkled and gray, deformed and my genitals are too big or too small and my body is too hairy or not hairy enough to allow other people to see me nude.

                    Cultural issues-
                    People from my culture do not become nudists.

                    Fear of ostracism or financial loss-
                    My parents, friends and co-workers would laugh at me or even shun me.

                    I could lose my job if people found out I was a nudist.

                    My congregation would assume that I was immoral and I would be dis-fellowshipped if they found out.
                    .................................................
                    I do not hold to the above views, but it would be more fun if I let other people critique them than if I do. Have at it!

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                    • #11
                      Trailscout, you're such a tease. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]
                      quote:
                      [qb]Also the entire bodies of obese people, people with surgery scars, extremely hairy people and the elderly are ugly and none of their bodies must be exposed.[/qb]
                      And let's make ugly people wear paper bags over their heads to protect us from being offended.
                      quote:
                      [qb]Some people believe that nudity is so sexually arousing...[/qb]
                      Then obviously they've seen too much pornography.
                      quote:
                      [qb]Nudity is not civilized-
                      Some people, while not citing Bible verses, simply contend that nudity shows a lack of decorum, is indecent, even animalistic. It's just not the thing civilized people want to see.[/qb]
                      This is just a lazy excuse for there are many things which "civilized" societies do which are quite clearly abhorrent - like invading Iraq (but let's not start that argument again [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] )
                      quote:
                      [qb]Children should not see nudity of any kind because the mere sight of nudity ruins their innocence and will teach them to be sexually precocious.[/qb]
                      You got this one off Stu didn't you!
                      quote:
                      [qb]
                      All nudity is pornographic-
                      Because most pornographic photos and films involve nudity, all nudity is tainted and immoral. [/qb]
                      Most pornography involves sex therefore all sex is pornographic.
                      quote:
                      [qb]I don't want to draw attention to myself by being nude in front of them.
                      [/qb]How self-centered can you get?
                      quote:
                      [qb]I am too fat, thin, pale, scarred, wrinkled and gray, deformed and my genitals are too big or too small and my body is too hairy or not hairy enough to allow other people to see me nude.[/qb]
                      Just try it and you'll realise you're wrong.
                      quote:
                      [qb]People from my culture do not become nudists. [/qb]
                      Nor from mine usually but it doesn't stop me challenging a culture I believe is wrong.

                      Rik

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                      • #12
                        It amazes me how some folks equate nudity with sex. As if the only time people are aroused, or think about sex, or even have sex is when they, or the other person are nude. I dare say most people are more aroused by clothed persons, and as far as sex is concerned, total nudity is hardly a requirement.

                        I guess I can understand if someone has their own personal issues with their bodies, but that is unhealthy, and they really should seek professional help, they'd probably be happier.

                        As far as the human body being ugly, regarding fat, old, etc., I don't see it that way, and don't understand that point of view. Sure, some bodies may not be sexually appealing, but that isn't the point. The body is as beautiful as the sunrise, the sunset, a rainbow, any part of creation, as I see it.
                        But that's just me, I could be wrong.

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                        • #13
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by fns:
                          [qb] The body is as beautiful as the sunrise, the sunset, a rainbow, any part of creation, as I see it.
                          But that's just me, I could be wrong. [/qb]
                          No you aren't! Or if you are, I am too, for I also see the human body, male or female, as the most beautiful thing God ever made. "I will praise thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made..." (Psalm 139:14)

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                          • #14
                            Other benefit is that D vitamine forming in the skin in the way of Solar irradiation makes people more resistant against a rahitis, bone porosis, etc illnesses

                            But weather beating the thermoregulative body system ensure less respiratory illnesses at the wintertime. No flu, no cold etc.

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