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    In promoting a naturally nude and unashamed lifestyle, how important are wholesome, uncensored (including the face) photographs of nudity in recreation and daily living? What age groups should be shown in these pictures, or should all age groups be included? Would (or have) you ever published photos of yourself or allowed others to publish them? Do you have them, but keep them in your own private collection not to be seen by others, or do you not allow nude pictures of yourself to be taken (for personal or moral reasons)? Please answer these questions for me. Thank you!

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    In promoting a naturally nude and unashamed lifestyle, how important are wholesome, uncensored (including the face) photographs of nudity in recreation and daily living? What age groups should be shown in these pictures, or should all age groups be included? Would (or have) you ever published photos of yourself or allowed others to publish them? Do you have them, but keep them in your own private collection not to be seen by others, or do you not allow nude pictures of yourself to be taken (for personal or moral reasons)? Please answer these questions for me. Thank you!

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    • #3
      I just have a small problem with the published part of your question. I've never had any on this site, yet if they were apropriate for this site, I would let them be published/shown (whatever that means) [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif[/img]

      The pictures they show on the INA "photoes of freedom" are all good because they depict the wholesomeness(sp?) of nudity as a recreation not a... what's the word??? Sexual thing!!! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

      [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif[/img] Suntied [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif[/img]

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      • #4
        I read the poll questions and answers. Unfortunately for question #4, no given answer fits me. I don't mind being photographed at a club or event, but I don't have any photos myself. I would be giving you a false and misleading answer.

        Doug H.

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        • #5
          Q1: I think it is more important for real-life examples to show how nudism can be fulfilling rather than pics. Pictures can only tell so much and when they are of strangers, can tell very little. It will take someone else to guide a new nudist into the lifestyle either in person or on forums like this.

          Q2: If you are going to show pics of nudists engaged in activities, there should be no reason to limit them to a certain demographic. If the point is to show the nudist lifestyle as it is, the best thing to do is to show a basic breakdown of who is a nudist. Be they overweight, underweight, young, old, caucasian, asian, african, etc.

          Q3: No, I have never had a nude pic taken of myself, at least none that I know of. My mother may have a picture of me as a baby sans clothing. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_redface.gif[/img]

          Q4: I agree with Doug on this one; it is too vague with the answers. Since I have no pic of myself nude, answers 3&4 do not apply to me. At the same time I don't think I am necessarily uncomfortable with it (although that is the answer I gave) nor do I think it is wrong. I eventually will have my picture taken while naked. My problem is that I don't find myself very photogenic and hate most pictures of myself so I may not like my picture, but I wouldn't mind getting one taken.

          Bob S.

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          • #6
            YES

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            • #7
              The only one I had difficulty answering was the last one. I've taken nude photos of myself and shared one with the folks in this forum. Otherwise they stay in my computer. I don't show them to everyone--not that I would care, but some people would. My daughters certainly wouldn't want to see them and wouldn't want me to show them to my grandkids.

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              • #8
                I guess I think pictures are important in showing that naturists enjoy all the same activities as textiles, they just do them sans clothing where possible.

                That said, I had the same problem with Question #4 as some others. None of the answers really fit. I have some pictures that I would share with people I know and trust, but I'd be concerned about abuse and job/family repercussions of sharing them indiscriminately.

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                • #9
                  We feel that the pictures that depict the true naturist lifestyle are good so that those that are concerned or apprehensive about the lifestyle can see normal people, couples, singles, families enjoying naturism.

                  We have pictures of each other. Most places we visit, we have our picture taken. We don't display them throughout the house. We don't have them hanging on the wall. Mostly because my wife is still private about our lifestyle with our non-nudist friends.

                  It's not as easy as we wish it could be to educate of explain why we love being nude or visiting nude venues, besides having to explain why we have nude pictures of each other. Most people are not like us, nudists, some just don't understand and I guess the easy way out is to keep it private from some of those we are friends with. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif[/img]

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                  • #10
                    Several have commented negatively about Question #4, but nobody has proposed a solution. Here's my suggestion:

                    If I had nude photos of myself, I would:
                    1. Show them to the world.
                    2. Show them on naturist websites such as ClothesFree.com.
                    3. Share them only with friends and/or family.
                    4. Destroy them and sue the s.o.b. who took them.

                    No nude photos of me exist, except for one or two in the family photo album taken when I was about a year old. But if they existed, I wouldn't mind sharing them on web sites such as this one; I figure most of the people who visit such sites are serious about nudism or inquiring honestly, so there's a guaranteed friendly audience.

                    As for how important photos are, images of nudity have played an essential role in reconditioning my own mind to accept nudism. Yes, stories are important too, but photos of naturists in all settings are an essential element in the reconditioning process. It's especially important to show all ages, colors and body types, in both genders, so that inquirers realize it's not just for the "beautiful" people. (Where are the babushkas on the Holy Nature site? And why do we never see Mikhail Rusinov, the apparent founder? Sure, Uliana et al are beautiful, but most of the pictures reinforce a bad stereotype.)

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                    • #11
                      I think that photos allow the new people (and even regular practicers) to get used to seeing the human form, especially in a way that isn't sexually suggestive.

                      I think it makes good practice for the new male nudist [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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                      • #12
                        I found no problem answering the questions....and surprisingly answered the same as the leader on each question...at least at the time when I voted. You people who try to complicate the poll are just to analytical. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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                        • #13
                          I too, find that I answered almost all of the questions tha way that most of you did. I think that is is extreemly important for people who donot understand our lifestyle to see that we are just ordinary people of all ages, sizes and shapes. One of the greatest things about being at a Nudist Club or beach is that everybody is equal, everybody is the same and our social positions or nationalities do not mean anything. To be nude in public you have to be a person who isnot afraid to show his or her true self and when you do that it stands that you are an honest and better person.

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                          • #14
                            Hi Everyone, I've been working long hours so I didn't see this poll when it came out - hope I'm not responding too late.

                            I know seeing nude pics of people doing everyday things helped me realize that nudity is not just for sex. The first nude pics I saw as a teen were of "beautiful people" in porn magazines. I'm not bad looking but I'm certainly don't have the perfect body. I'm sure I would have felt more comfortable with nudity if I'd seen pics like those on this site when I was a teen.

                            I don't care to have my picture taken clothed or nude, so I haven't posted any pics. It's just a personal preference. I have 2 sisters & a brother, and only one of us likes to have their picture taken.

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                            • #15
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by RandBNudeInOregon:
                              [qb]In promoting a naturally nude and unashamed lifestyle, how important are wholesome, uncensored (including the face) photographs of nudity in recreation and daily living? What age groups should be shown in these pictures, or should all age groups be included? Would (or have) you ever published photos of yourself or allowed others to publish them? Do you have them, but keep them in your own private collection not to be seen by others, or do you not allow nude pictures of yourself to be taken (for personal or moral reasons)? Please answer these questions for me. Thank you![/qb]
                              I personnally feel that this is a nudist/ naturist site, if you are, for whatever reason ashambed of your body, you don't belong here, this is a place of body acceptance, never be ashamed of what GOD gave you, get naked and live, never be afraid to let go and be nude, pictures are somewhat rare, for those of us who have pictures, we could care less about what others think about how we look, but accept who we are not how sexy or how attractive we are, in this site we should all be in the PHOTOS of freedom, strut your stuff, post your pix

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