Being Naked in the Nude
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help the Continuation
Healthy Mental and Spiritual Reawakening.
People who want to be naked can hold their heads high
knowing that there's a reason
being nude feels so right
Naked activites are harmless, healthy and "fun" and the more people who realise this the healthier, in both body mind and Spirit, the people of the world will be.
You must first try to forget the brainwashing we all receive from birth. ~ It’s a tough job but at least you’re here. ~ You already have the battle half won. ~ You’re about to learn that clothes are indeed a farce. ~ You’ll be amazed. ~ People being naked are not really a bunch of weirdos as you may have heard or thought... ~ Not only that, but you are probably one at heart yourself. ~
"This page is about freedom from
non-pollution of the soul from the expectations of 'others'.
The freedom to 'just be' to dwell within.... without conflict"
Being Naked is a way of life in harmony with nature, characterized by the practice of personal or communal nudity, with the intention of encouraging respect for oneself, respect for others and for the environment.
This comes most easily to those who shed the psychological and social encumbrance of clothing to see and respect the human body as created. Being Naked also promotes optimum health through complete contact of the body with the natural elements, e.g. sun, wind, air, water.
The concept of nakedness is a subjective one. To a simple mind, to an innocent mind, nudity is not offensive; it has its own beauty. But up to now, man has been fed on poison, and gradually, with the passage of time, this poison has "spread" from one pole of his existence to the other. Consequently, our attitude to "nakedness" is completely unnatural
complex civilization has an enormous investment in differentiated apparel.
It is no accident that one of the first matters
that a revolutionary regime turns its attention to is clothing. The French
Revolution decreed classical grace and simplicity. The Chinese homogenized
clothing. The Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran returned women to the black
chador and so on. . . . Sexual energy is needed by the authorities of
the world to maintain order. . . . It immediately becomes obvious why
the true obscenity of killing and violence has always been of less concern
to those in power than the pseudo-obscenity of erotic acts. Death provides
no scope for a network of regulations by which society can be manipulated.
. . . But sex is a permanent fountain of dynamic energy, which can be
tapped for social purposes by regulations concerning marriage, divorce,
adultery, fornication, incest, homosexuality, chastity, promiscuity,
decency and so on. All those who wield power intuitively perceive that
in the last resort their authority derives from the repression, and regulation,
of sexuality, and that free-flowing "sexuality" is the biological equivalent
of anarchy. All transferrals of power, all revolutions, are invariably
accompanied by transformations of the regulations governing sexuality."
Tolstoy, Albert Einstein, Bernard Shaw, Isidora Duncan, Maximilian
Voloshin, Benjamin Franklin,Alexander Graham Bell, President
John Quincy Adams, John D. MacArthur, Dr. Seuss... - what all
these people have in common? All of them, in different epochs and
countries, have been lovers of "nudity" orconfirmed followers of
a natualistic - healthy lifestyle in harmony with nature. "What about us - don't
we love sports and physical activities and nature?" - would
retort many. Certainly they do, but in contrast to naturists, the
man does it in clothes. Still there is a huge number of people
all over the world, who don't make a fuss about the clothes...
Stereotypes can and often do lead to prejudice.
There are many people that make up the society in which we live and because of this there are many types of lifestyles that people might consider to engage in. For instance, there are many married couples but there are also many people that choose to live together without getting married and these people might even have a child or children together. In addition, many people have been upset by the lifestyle that has been labeled the homosexual lifestyle. Many people are upset by the homosexual lifestyle because they believe that this type of lifestyle entails much excess sex using no protection. Therefore, it is believed that the homosexual lifestyle promotes the spreading of sexually transmitted diseases such as A.I.D.S. In addition to disapproving of the homosexual lifestyle many people in society today disapprove of the lifestyle of people who" want to be naked" because they believed that being nude should take place in the privacy of the house instead of outdoors on a beach or other location.
I think society is so concerned about the nude lifestyle because it believes that naked people or naturalists love to go nude "without concern" for other people’s feelings. People might feel that naturalist will push their beliefs on other people to change the entire society to nude or natural . Moreover, it is possible that society is "against the naked lifestyle" because it equates it with sex and sexuality.
This connection might harbor the value that people who follow a naked lifestyle also have a lot of indiscriminate sex which could lead to many sexually diseases such as A.I.D.S. However, believing that "nudists or naturalist will" promote sex with anyone at anytime is an example of a stereotype.
Any male or Female
The Male Female body is beautiful because it
Get naked. Spend some time loving the beautiful you that you are
Clad. In her absolute, primordial nakedness she is free from all covering of "Illusion". She is Nature (Prakriti in Sanskrit), stripped of 'clothes'. It symbolizes that she is completely beyond name and form, completely beyond the illusory effects of "Maya" (false consciousness). Her nudity is said to represent totally illumined consciousness, unaffected by maya. Kali is the bright fire of truth, which cannot be hidden by the clothes of ignorance. Such truth simply burns them away.
(Truth is Naked)
They say you can see a person’s soul if you stare into his eyes
but perhaps the quickest way to really know someone is to have him take off his/her clothes.
I've always maintained that if we can learn to truly embrace and love our naked bodies for what they are...just beautiful examples of nature...then we'll possibly arrive at a better understanding of one another. Clothes do not make the man or woman or child. It's what is in our hearts and minds and souls that counts. And our naked bodies are merely beautiful vessels for those hearts and minds and souls
Many people cant be naked around others,to undress is to bare their insecurities.
Clothed with the sky
WHEN DID RELIGIONS DRESS THE GODS???
The right-wing Christian Coalition uses blanket attacks on mere nudity and other matters of "morality" to rally support for their cause. Their method, as described by ACLU Executive Director Ira Glasser, is "to prey upon the fears of millions of people who are all too willing to believe that sacrificing personal liberty will help solve our nation's problems." A Missouri legislator, in 1993, introduced a bill that would have made virtually all public nudity--and even some nudity in the home--a felony punishable by up to ten years in prison! This bill was fortunately defeated, though by a narrow margin. Similar bills have been proposed all over the country in recent years.
One may note the comments of Pope John Paul II in this matter: "The human body can remain nude and uncovered and preserve intact its splendor and its beauty... Nakedness as such is not to be equated with physical shamelessness... Immodesty is present only when nakedness plays a negative role with regard to the value of the person...The human body is not in itself shameful... Shamelessness (just like shame and modesty) is a function of the interior of a person
WHEN A MAN IS IN FEAR, even though he has been a life long atheist, he starts turning into a theist. Priests/Gurus came to know about it, and then they manipulated it down the ages. The whole past of humanity is fear ridden. And the greatest way to create fear is to make man feel guilty about natural things. He cannot drop them, and he cannot enjoy them because of the fear of hell, so he is in a double bind. That double bind is the base of man's exploitation. You cannot just drop your nakedness and sexuality because some stupid priest/Guru is saying that it is wrong. It has nothing to do with your idea of right and wrong; it is something natural, something in your very being. You were concieved out of it, each of your cells is a sexual cell. Just by talking, you cannot drop it. Yes, you can start repressing it, and by repressing you can go on accumulating it in the unconscious, and that becomes a wound. And the more you repress, the more obsessed you become with it. And the more obsessed you become, the more guilty you feel. It is a vicious circle. Now you are caught in the trap of the priests/Gurus, and of those seeking to control YOU .
The naked body is still considered unnatural. Nudity on American televtsion is rare. During the daytime hours, when children are watching, nudity isn't permissible. Children are protected from the "damaging" effects of viewing a natural, normal, and harmless human body, but body violence is condoned as entertainment for our children and ourselves. Such confused value systems help fill the psychiatric couch! and keep us at war...
“This is what we really look like, this is who we really ARE;
When did we become a society that lets women think our own body parts are gross?,"
Can you concieve the Disturbed mind that
At the same time, Orthodox and Religious Jews are very protective about their naked body. Under the laws of Tzniut (modesty), both men and women cannot reveal the body parts considered to have sexual connotation (including upper arms, collarbones, legs, and — for married women and all men — hair, which is covered completely or partially). It is postulated in the Shulchan Aruch that one must uncover as little body as possible when in the toilet room and even when changing before sleep (trousers are often taken off and exchanged for the pajamas under the covers). Although full nudity is permitted, and according to many, encouraged, during sexual intercourse, there is a law that it can not be done in sunlight and during the daytime. It must be done in the dark, and in private.
Conservative and Reform Judaism generally do not follow the the
Shulchan Aruch and don't share the same attitudes about nudity
"The stripping off of clothes particularly by married and elderly women is a way of shaming men -- some of whom believe that if they see the naked bodies they will go mad or suffer some great harm. The curse extends not just to local men but also to any foreigner who it is believed would become impotent at the sight of "the naked mother," says Sokari Ekine, the International Coordinator of the Niger Delta Women.
For men, the awrah is from the navel to knees, which means that
in public Muslim men have to cover themselves at least from the
navel down to the knees.
Seymour Fisher writes: "The implications of "nudity"as a way of declaring one's complete freedom have often elicited strong countermeasures from those in authority. Nudity is punishable by death in some cultures. The Roman Catholic church has taught in convent schools that it is sinful to expose your body even to your own eyes. The wearing of clothes represents a form of submission to prevailing mores. It is like putting on a 'citizen's uniform' and agreeing to play the game."
“This is what we really look like, this is who we really ARE; we assume all these identities, we dress ourselves up in certain ways, but until we can adjust our inner outfit, our outer outfit isn’t always integrated in our truth.”
Clothing has become an infatuation, a status symbol that people hide behind. People are judged by the clothes and ornaments they wear. Clothing separates people by ranks and uniforms. A man in a suit is important, a blue police uniform is a sign of authority. Naturists agree that it is okay to dispose of the social hierarchy created by clothing. When there is no clothing that separates people, everyone is equal. As one respondent told me; "There is only one uniform and everyone is wearing it." Almost every participant in the "surveys" and interviews conducted, stated that there is a great sense of equality that is present within the community. It seems that sexual differences are stressed through clothing, and not nudity. The sexual equality that is present at "naturist clubs" and gatherings is a big difference from everyday life outside of the naturist lifestyle.
Clothing does not make you what you are. We are not our clothes, and they are not us. When nude, you will discover how important it is to be accepted for who you are and not what you wear. It takes courage to push your personal boundaries and go naked with others. Not everyone is able to do this, but I invite you to try it and see for yourself the changes that will occur in your life
When nude, we can't hide behind our money, education,
titles, and property.
By the Classical Period of ancient Greece, nude exercise and athletic competition had become part of the way of life for Greek men, and a practice which separated "modern" Greeks both from other, "barbarian" cultures and from their own past. ~ The original Olympic games were conducted in the nude. ~ Plato described nudity in exercise as a practical, useful, and rational innovation; Thucydides promoted it as simpler, freer, and more democratic, a cultural distinction between the Greek soldier who must be in shape, lean and muscular, not portly and prosperous, and the "barbarians" who announced their status and wealth by wearing expensive garments that gave a false impression of elegance and authority.
"Nudity in sport" was first introduced in the city-state of Sparta, during the late archaic period. The custom of exercising naked was closely associated with pedagogic pederasty and with the practice of anointing the body with olive oil to accentuate its beauty and erotic appeal.
Unlike other Greeks, Spartans also sometimes went naked casually, such as in the public city area. They were also the only city-state where women and girls also competed in the nude.
It spread to the whole of Greece, Greater Greece and even
its furthest colonies, and the athletes from all its parts, coming
together for the Olympic Games and the other Panhellenic Games,
competed naked in almost all disciplines, with the exception
of chariot races
Gladiator When fighting in the arena, against one another
or against wild beasts, would be armed with swords, shields
would otherwise be partly or totally naked .
When Christianity in the fourth century became the state religion,
gladiatorial games were soon abandoned, and the concept of nudity
as 'sinful' took root.
The top event of "naturist sport" in Europe (and perhaps worldwide) is the famous International Naturist Sports Week in Hungarian naturist camping and recreational center of Sziksósfürdo near Szeged. Since 1989, the 7-day-event takes place every summer during the last week of July. Almost 40 different forms of "sport" are on the agenda of this event, with almost 400 participants from all over Europe.
I think being naked can be a sign of "freedom", of being in-peace with yourself.
Whatever your naked body does have,
The Male Female
Self perception is such a puzzling subject for
Most women are not models; quite the contrary. They come in all shapes and sizes and are beautiful just as we are. One trip to a nudist event and a woman will be unburdened and free forever of her self-limiting ideas. Along with shedding her clothes, she will shed the body-shame society has dumped on her. She will finally be able to challenge the deeply-held belief that she is unacceptable as she is.
While Naked , that man's $600 suit is no longer the standout feature in the room. Without her Victoria's Secret underwire, that woman's sparkling diamond ring isn't what the other women are focusing on anymore. .
With nothing to hide or hide behind,
everyone is left with the only thing we really own — our body.
I think maybe friends have a hard time picturing naked bodies that
and haven't been airbrushed. In fairness to them, it would be a little
weird if they did picture it because it isn't a norm for most people.
Pretty, in-shape bodies are a pleasure for the eyes to behold,
no doubt. The way some dress themselves, in-shape or not, speaks volumes
of how they view themselves. Sometimes the story they tell with the way
they dress is so sad and so lonely, it's hurtful to see. They'd be so much
better off nude,
It's easy and convenient to judge others when our own flaws are covered up. When no one is covered with anything, it's quite suddenly not about the others or what they look like. It's very much about what others can see of us. More specifically, it's about what we see of ourselves and know we are showing the world. When nude , we've no choice but to accept our every flaw. Either that or banish ourselves to the safe haven of clothes.
Fear of Nudity
Why is it required by law that women’s breasts be kept hidden from view. ~ Why females are being kept prisoner in their bras. Women’s breasts are not really sex things. ~ It’s been proven, accepted and backed by the courts. ~ We have merely been told they are... Like Pavlov’s dogs we were trained. ~ So we salivate. ~ Do you enjoy being lead through your paces? :-/ ~ Breasts, male or female, have nothing to do with sex. ~ Sorry! ~ They are only feeding devices for babies. ~ Men’s are atrophied, vestigal and unused, but basically the same as women. ~ Some male boobs are even larger than womens’. ~In todays society, breasts, boobs or whatever you want to call them are sold as a product. ~ They are marketed just like anything else, and at an extremely high price per pound.
A "naked body"doesn't have to be about sex. It can be sensual, it can be "sexual", yes. But it does not have to be. Your naked body can just be a true representation of who you are. Bare to the world, freckles, roly poly stomachs, flabby thighs and all.
My assertion is that every Woman/Man has a beautiful body. But sadly that is just a personal belief, I can't help wondering why so many women feel such a sense of "inadequacy"and shame
someone is offended at the sight of a naked human, as sad as that may
be, they do have the right to be protected from them selves.
It is such a relief when you can finally be comfortable with yourself.
Taking your clothes off will have some
amazing side-effects in your life. You will discover that your body image
starts to improve. You will begin to think differently about the connection
between being nude and sexuality, and you will realize that they don't
walk hand-in-hand. Men and women can socialize together naked without
an orgy. Respect for yourself and others will increase, You'll realize
that nudists are unique people, indeed.
Being Naked is no different than anything else in your life. Once you are accustomed to it, you'll wonder what was so difficult about Being Naked. Once you get here, though, you will never want to get dressed again. Being Naked will cease to be something that you have tried, and it will become something that you are.
EVEN MORE IMPORTANT than the numerous physical health benefits associated with nudity are the psychological and attitudinal advantages induced by the realization of the moral neutrality and simple innocence of nudity per se. When we realize that the coverings we have placed on our bodies have nothing to do with desirable moral attributes, the way is open to the startling revelation that our psychological envelopes, attitudes and opinions may also constitute undesirable armor shielding us from otherwise attainable beauty and truth.
Psychological shells or envelopes, like clothing, can protect and insulate against undesirable environmental forces and situations. Such envelopes, again like clothing, can also have adverse consequences, such as mental illness, inability to reach out to others across the barriers of differentness, and may also be the cause for mankind's most serious illness -- the inability to love others.
It's time to be able to assume psychological nudity of which physical
nudity is symbolic. Let us shed the silly and harmful apparel of hate,
sloth and the desire to exploit. Let us truly be naked, inwardly as well
as externally. Let us be free to soar in pure love and delight. Free
to learn and be open to creativity. Free again to be the real person,
the simple child we all really are. Free to love and play.
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with him all the men around him. My liberty is the liberty of everyone,
for I am not truly free, free not only in thought but in deed, except
when my liberty and my rights find their confirmation, their sanction,
in the liberty and the rights of all men, my equals.
Special Thanks is due The Naturist Society and the global Associations for Nude Recreation. Many of the ideas expressed in this document have their origins in the philosophies, histories, and publications of these organizations
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