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    I have a question, why is it common for a Nudist to use only his/or her first name or nickname.Is it,thatwe are shamed by the fact thatwe are nudists. It is interesting,that during my working life, I have met many homosexuals, and much of the time,before I may even get to know them as a person, they tell me that.( they are gay) I find it interesting , I work with several. And when, I first admited yhat I was a nudist.my gay friends seemed shocked. my statement to them, was that I am no different as a nudist, than I am clothed.

    If being being a nudist is ever to acepted , then we have to be open and straight forward about.I find no shame in the fact that I am a nudist or that I wear as little clothing as possible--socks. pants and if I can get away with --no shirt.

    break the level of shame --names please

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    I have a question, why is it common for a Nudist to use only his/or her first name or nickname.Is it,thatwe are shamed by the fact thatwe are nudists. It is interesting,that during my working life, I have met many homosexuals, and much of the time,before I may even get to know them as a person, they tell me that.( they are gay) I find it interesting , I work with several. And when, I first admited yhat I was a nudist.my gay friends seemed shocked. my statement to them, was that I am no different as a nudist, than I am clothed.

    If being being a nudist is ever to acepted , then we have to be open and straight forward about.I find no shame in the fact that I am a nudist or that I wear as little clothing as possible--socks. pants and if I can get away with --no shirt.

    break the level of shame --names please

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    • #3
      I must be the poster child for gay nudists. I work at a gay nudist camp, I AM a nudist and even belonged to landed clubs, I OWN a nudist group on yahoo and I use my full name in my postings and have even been referred to as a nudist mentor. I guess I'm one of those 1 in a 1000 people....

      Steve

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      • #4
        Oddly enough, it is probably more acceptable to be gay today than to be a nudist (which Congressman Mark Foley is surely counting upon). And there is certainly a much better support system available to gays these days (not that it is nearly enough to counter everyday anti-gay prejudice). Still I know several nudists who are fairly open about their nudism and use their 'real' names. Most have civil service or union jobs where they can't be easily dismissed by prejudiced employers.

        -Mark (no last name, I'm NOT a civil servant)

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        • #5
          I think you've hit the nail right on the head, Mark. While most people I know wouldn't think much about it, there are those few who would try to use it against us -- and might succeed. Being pretty openly Pagan is probably as much as I can get away with until I'm self-employed or retired. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

          Vin (who is now wondering whether there are any civil service openings in town....)

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          • #6
            Actually for me, I rarely use my last name anyway. At my day care job, I am known as Bobby (Mr. Bobby by the children). The only times I use my last name are for official documents.

            So whenever I introduce myself to anyone, I use my first name only. That goes for nudist and non-nudist alike (although S is the first letter of my last name).

            Bob S.

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            • #7
              I used to use my full name when posting on Yahoo groups. But, although I have nothing to be ashamed of, some people in my neighborhood found out I was a nudist and stated gossiping about me and my family. My family are not nudists. So to protect them from the gossip I am now anonymous. I guess not all people surf these boards for the right reasons.

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              • #8
                quote:
                Originally posted by naturistmark1:
                [qb] Oddly enough, it is probably more acceptable to be gay today than to be a nudist. And there is certainly a much better support system available to gays these days.-Mark (no last name, I'm NOT a civil servant) [/qb]
                Mark: I'm in full agreement with your comments above. We are discriminated against as a minority. (Not that the discrimination has the serious consequences as did discrimination against gays.)

                There have been campaigns for breast freedom / top freedom in respect of women. Now we need campaigns for genital freedom. (Sounds a bit weird, but why not?)

                Gary

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                • #9
                  Duha, for the same reason people in public don't list thier home address/phone info. we use nicknames ect. on these forums. The club/resort I belong to, the people there, my nudist friends and neighbors know my name in full, hense no shame. This is a public forum and everyone that can scan this info. is not here for the correct reason, and that's da-truth. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif[/img]

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                  • #10
                    I use my nic for more than the net, I use it also in public especially at the beach where it is far easier to remember me by the Greensunshine I have tattoed on my left breast than it is my real name. I also have all of my family and friends send me email via this name partially for protection from spammers and partially cause it is too easy to let the cat out of the bag regarding my being a nudist once it does happen [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img]

                    It is my opinion, that the only person who has a right to tell others that I am a nudist, is "Me" and I too follow this same rule when refering to my nudist friends by their names unless the person I am chatting with knows who this person is that we are talking about [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]


                    Greensunshine in the Pacific NW [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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                    • #11
                      Hey Elery is my name and Elery is who I am. I'd rather not do anything anytime that would make me want to hide who I am and so I won't. People at my work and in my family know all and anyone else can lump it. If they don't like who I am, tough. They don't have to. It's your choice to use a nom-de-nude and I'm sure you all have valid reasons. But I'm Elery. Hello.

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                      • #12
                        What's in a name anyway? Would I be any different on here if I said my name was Fred, or Jerry, or even Bubba? Nope, not one bit. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] (...ummm... I suppose I might be different on here if I said my name was Bertha... lol)

                        I learned some time back that it's best to use a lot of discretion when it comes to providing personal info on the web. And by that I mean ANYWHERE on the web. People that I have gotten to know on the web and have reason to trust, will eventually know my first name, if I actually meet someone in person from the web, then they might come to know my last name if I CHOOSE to tell them, or if I think it would make any difference. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

                        For the most part, I've been around here enough and posted enough that most people will know who Falcon is, they may not be able to put a face to Falcon, but they'll know who you mean anyway by my views and attitude, which frankly tells more about me than my real name. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

                        Cheers!

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                        • #13
                          I would agree with the persons concerned about personal security. The network is not a place to provide information that can be used to hurt you or family members.

                          Unless this site moves in the direction of being a completly secured site requireing increption and protection of all persons using it, the end user is open to potential invasion of privacy.

                          The email address's that are provided at the discretion of the user is the only way for any of us to protect our selves.

                          This also touches on the idea of no photographs taken at a park with out the express permission of the person in photo. There are persons of all titles and professions that enjoy the freedom of nudity and seeing their picture at the office would cause potential personal damage.

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                          • #14
                            Another possible reason would be that this is a nudist site, and in the minds of a few just about any mention or display of a naked person is PORN, donncha know. I get enough spam as it is, the last thing I need is a HO-O-O-OLY ROLLER spam to sa-a-ave my soul.

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                            • #15
                              It is not just an online convention for nudists to maintain a bit of anonymity. Most clubs and resorts follow the first name rule. Some even have rules prohibiting disclosing the names of other members to anyone outside the group without their permission.

                              -Mark

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