centauri4-naturism:

This picture was originally marked as originating from Naturismefrance, and there is really very little that is remarkable about it, aside from it being a moment of ordinary tranquility!  Yet this is an important point about social nudism and I hope an ultimate goal nudists all around the world share candidly, peacefully, openly and often!  We want to keep doing everything good, happy and fun we are doing now as an occasionally clothing-free society, in some places, we just want to do it more often in more places!  Simple, right?  We do not want to change the “ways of the world” or get families to do many things differently, we only want them to do one thing differently and that is educate themselves about the dangers of clothing.
Dangers?  What’s that you say?
Well, a bit yes.  Because like the cover of a book, the wrapping on a gift, or the glitzy marketing of a product, clothing deceives us into “buying” life with much of its goodness hidden!  If you look at a man sitting in a restaurant and try to know what’s in his heart based solely on his clothing, you will not know him very well.  If every theater movie you select to watch is chosen because of a sneak preview, you will be happy about half the time.  If everything you believe about your parents comes from seeing how they dress or surveying the home they created over twenty or thirty years, chances are you have missed a great deal of their story!
We only get a chance to live this life once, and I believe the better way of living it is “obstruction free” or “barrier free”, with clothing representing much of that barrier.  Not all of it of course, many of the barriers between us are created by silence, reservations (hesitation) and self-doubt.
After graduating from childhood, people expect us to begin thinking smarter, speaking intelligently and putting the pieces of life together in some thoughtful manner.  However, AFTER childhood is also when our own internal monologue begins working, our own toughest critic, and the thing which stops us before we say something silly.  Yet a lot of truth comes out in those moments when our internal censor DOES NOT stop us from saying things; when we just go ahead and speak our mind.  If we ask the questions we really want answered, then we get the answers with the most meaning.  Naturism is like this to me.  As a way of living it takes our wrapped up, dressed up, made up ways of living and strips a few barriers away.  It uncovers the people we really are, including many of our faults and vulnerabilities, and puts them in the open - places them on the “hotseat” (one covered with a towel, of course).
Clothing is also a shield against the world, but are we shielded far too often?  Clothing is a shield against the world, but is it shielding our eyes from the truth of our own existence?  Clothing is a form of social armor, but it also dramatically influences our perceptions of each other; it hides the softness of the skin, the delicacy of our form, the functionality of our features.  Clothing turns us from simple animals into something significantly more complex; it takes a uniform people and divides them.  Clothing takes the simplicity that was, and makes it into the complexity that is.  Clothing takes the joy of youth and forms it into the struggles of adulthood.
However, the various social nudity movements of the world seek to unmake those barriers, remove the shields and promote the delicacy of our form!  Nakedness opens our senses, allows us to feel more, encourages us to “see” the person within the personality, and reminds us of the curiosities of our youth; the persistent joy of discovery.  The happiness of knowing ourselves and sharing simple sensations completely; in togetherness with each other.  Sharing life in smaller, less complex, whole-some (whole of our selves, sum of the experiences together) ways.
The joy of free living is visible in the eyes, present to the ears in laughter, sensational to the skin in goosebumps, pleasant to the skin all over and unifying to the spirit in essence; wherever we allow it.
No part of our physical form is worthy of being denied.  No function of our body is harmful to society.  No pain of the spirit needs to be hidden so completely that we MUST wear clothes all the time.  As one people we all have them same basic needs, are all capable of making a positive contribution to the planet and should respect each other in spite of the fabrics of society that divide us!
If we can share this message along with a simple, uncomplicated picture of three family members dining naked, hopefully the meaning of wearing “nothing” will come through.


On the occasion of being accepted for membership in NACOBA.org (April 14th), I would like to share this article again.I wrote a long supplement to it naming each of my positive experiences over the years that led to my being able to write this piece, but the Tumblr App for Android lost it!  This is the LAST time I will ever write anything more than two paragraphs using the Tumblr App!~ Centauri4, Naturism as a Way of Living

centauri4-naturism:

This picture was originally marked as originating from Naturismefrance, and there is really very little that is remarkable about it, aside from it being a moment of ordinary tranquility!  Yet this is an important point about social nudism and I hope an ultimate goal nudists all around the world share candidly, peacefully, openly and often!  We want to keep doing everything good, happy and fun we are doing now as an occasionally clothing-free society, in some places, we just want to do it more often in more places!  Simple, right?  We do not want to change the “ways of the world” or get families to do many things differently, we only want them to do one thing differently and that is educate themselves about the dangers of clothing.

Dangers?  What’s that you say?

Well, a bit yes.  Because like the cover of a book, the wrapping on a gift, or the glitzy marketing of a product, clothing deceives us into “buying” life with much of its goodness hidden!  If you look at a man sitting in a restaurant and try to know what’s in his heart based solely on his clothing, you will not know him very well.  If every theater movie you select to watch is chosen because of a sneak preview, you will be happy about half the time.  If everything you believe about your parents comes from seeing how they dress or surveying the home they created over twenty or thirty years, chances are you have missed a great deal of their story!

We only get a chance to live this life once, and I believe the better way of living it is “obstruction free” or “barrier free”, with clothing representing much of that barrier.  Not all of it of course, many of the barriers between us are created by silence, reservations (hesitation) and self-doubt.

After graduating from childhood, people expect us to begin thinking smarter, speaking intelligently and putting the pieces of life together in some thoughtful manner.  However, AFTER childhood is also when our own internal monologue begins working, our own toughest critic, and the thing which stops us before we say something silly.  Yet a lot of truth comes out in those moments when our internal censor DOES NOT stop us from saying things; when we just go ahead and speak our mind.  If we ask the questions we really want answered, then we get the answers with the most meaning.  Naturism is like this to me.  As a way of living it takes our wrapped up, dressed up, made up ways of living and strips a few barriers away.  It uncovers the people we really are, including many of our faults and vulnerabilities, and puts them in the open - places them on the “hotseat” (one covered with a towel, of course).

Clothing is also a shield against the world, but are we shielded far too often?  Clothing is a shield against the world, but is it shielding our eyes from the truth of our own existence?  Clothing is a form of social armor, but it also dramatically influences our perceptions of each other; it hides the softness of the skin, the delicacy of our form, the functionality of our features.  Clothing turns us from simple animals into something significantly more complex; it takes a uniform people and divides them.  Clothing takes the simplicity that was, and makes it into the complexity that is.  Clothing takes the joy of youth and forms it into the struggles of adulthood.

However, the various social nudity movements of the world seek to unmake those barriers, remove the shields and promote the delicacy of our form!  Nakedness opens our senses, allows us to feel more, encourages us to “see” the person within the personality, and reminds us of the curiosities of our youth; the persistent joy of discovery.  The happiness of knowing ourselves and sharing simple sensations completely; in togetherness with each other.  Sharing life in smaller, less complex, whole-some (whole of our selves, sum of the experiences together) ways.

The joy of free living is visible in the eyes, present to the ears in laughter, sensational to the skin in goosebumps, pleasant to the skin all over and unifying to the spirit in essence; wherever we allow it.

No part of our physical form is worthy of being denied.  No function of our body is harmful to society.  No pain of the spirit needs to be hidden so completely that we MUST wear clothes all the time.  As one people we all have them same basic needs, are all capable of making a positive contribution to the planet and should respect each other in spite of the fabrics of society that divide us!

If we can share this message along with a simple, uncomplicated picture of three family members dining naked, hopefully the meaning of wearing “nothing” will come through.

On the occasion of being accepted for membership in NACOBA.org (April 14th), I would like to share this article again.

I wrote a long supplement to it naming each of my positive experiences over the years that led to my being able to write this piece, but the Tumblr App for Android lost it! This is the LAST time I will ever write anything more than two paragraphs using the Tumblr App!

~ Centauri4, Naturism as a Way of Living

nakedthoughtfortoday:

We’re nudists and our love for each other is apparent.


"The United Colors of Nudetton" - well, if you remember the CLOTHED brandname, then you will get this one.~ Centauri4, Naturism as a Way of Living

nakedthoughtfortoday:

We’re nudists and our love for each other is apparent.

"The United Colors of Nudetton" - well, if you remember the CLOTHED brandname, then you will get this one.

~ Centauri4, Naturism as a Way of Living

nudethenenjoy:

Visit http://nudeposes.tumblr.com for more nude photos…

Humor in Nudism:  “Oh yeah, I recognize that place!  That’s Little Bush Beach!”~ Centauri4, Naturism as a Way of Living

nudethenenjoy:

Visit http://nudeposes.tumblr.com for more nude photos…

Humor in Nudism: “Oh yeah, I recognize that place! That’s Little Bush Beach!”

~ Centauri4, Naturism as a Way of Living

heartlandnaturists:

Many couples practice nudism together, but there are couples where one person is a nudist but the other is not.  Sometimes the non-nudist of the couple can be persuaded to give nudism a try.  If they do, then a lot of times they like it too.  Sometimes, no matter how much they try, a spouse or partner won’t try nudism and the other has to respect that decision.  If you are a couple who enjoys nudism together, count yourselves as lucky!
If you are one of a couple who is reluctant to try nudism, ask yourself why you are reluctant. If you think people won’t like you because you don’t have the “ideal” body, then you don’t know nudists!  A majority of nudists don’t have “ideal” bodies - but neither does a majority of humans walking the earth.  The “ideal” body is a fantasy made up by media to sell things - clothes, lingerie, diet plans, gym memberships, self-help programs, cars, houses, and vacations.  Those people usually don’t exist outside of the airbrushed pixels on your computer or TV screen.
Nudists realize that the “ideal” body is the one you were born in.  We accept people for who they are, not for what they look like. Nudists are some of the friendliest and most accepting people on Earth.
So if you’re reluctant to try nudism because you aren’t “ideal”, then you should really re-think that stance and give it a try.  It could change your life - for the better!
The Heartland Naturists of Kansas City have been promoting wholesome, family-friendly nude recreation since 1982.
www.HeartlandNaturists.com

heartlandnaturists:

Many couples practice nudism together, but there are couples where one person is a nudist but the other is not.  Sometimes the non-nudist of the couple can be persuaded to give nudism a try.  If they do, then a lot of times they like it too.  Sometimes, no matter how much they try, a spouse or partner won’t try nudism and the other has to respect that decision.  If you are a couple who enjoys nudism together, count yourselves as lucky!

If you are one of a couple who is reluctant to try nudism, ask yourself why you are reluctant. If you think people won’t like you because you don’t have the “ideal” body, then you don’t know nudists!  A majority of nudists don’t have “ideal” bodies - but neither does a majority of humans walking the earth.  The “ideal” body is a fantasy made up by media to sell things - clothes, lingerie, diet plans, gym memberships, self-help programs, cars, houses, and vacations.  Those people usually don’t exist outside of the airbrushed pixels on your computer or TV screen.

Nudists realize that the “ideal” body is the one you were born in.  We accept people for who they are, not for what they look like. Nudists are some of the friendliest and most accepting people on Earth.

So if you’re reluctant to try nudism because you aren’t “ideal”, then you should really re-think that stance and give it a try.  It could change your life - for the better!

The Heartland Naturists of Kansas City have been promoting wholesome, family-friendly nude recreation since 1982.

www.HeartlandNaturists.com

Hidden Camera photographs do not portray the lifestyle of Nudism or Naturism in a positive light (no pun intended)!
If you are going to take someone’s photograph, not only is it POLITE to ask their permission, it is morally the proper thing to do - the sort of behavior we want to encourage!  Aside from the fact that the majority of nudist resorts and campgrounds do NOT permit cameras or camera-equipped cellular phones to be used openly, there are messages of “Right” and “Wrong” that we send; whether meaning to or not.
(there is a good chance a signed “Release Form” is needed as well; especially if anyone appearing in a photograph happens to also be a professional model.)
If your club or resort does NOT have a "Camera Day", then maybe it is something that could be suggested!  A day when all members know cameras will be present and in use in the common areas of the location, and simply being present is giving consent to BE DOCUMENTED as a Nudist or Naturist lifestyler.
It is important to have documentation of our efforts, but we need to be aware of the “mixed messages” covert or secretly taken images may be sending out into the world!  ~ Centauri4, Naturism as a Way of Living
Most recently from omnipotion:  ”Smile”

Hidden Camera photographs do not portray the lifestyle of Nudism or Naturism in a positive light (no pun intended)!

If you are going to take someone’s photograph, not only is it POLITE to ask their permission, it is morally the proper thing to do - the sort of behavior we want to encourage!  Aside from the fact that the majority of nudist resorts and campgrounds do NOT permit cameras or camera-equipped cellular phones to be used openly, there are messages of “Right” and “Wrong” that we send; whether meaning to or not.

(there is a good chance a signed “Release Form” is needed as well; especially if anyone appearing in a photograph happens to also be a professional model.)

If your club or resort does NOT have a "Camera Day", then maybe it is something that could be suggested!  A day when all members know cameras will be present and in use in the common areas of the location, and simply being present is giving consent to BE DOCUMENTED as a Nudist or Naturist lifestyler.

It is important to have documentation of our efforts, but we need to be aware of the “mixed messages” covert or secretly taken images may be sending out into the world!  ~ Centauri4, Naturism as a Way of Living

Most recently from omnipotion:  ”Smile”

In Spring and Summer, "Play Ball!!"  ~ Centauri4, Naturism as a Way of Living
nudiarist:

Cherokee Lodge & Resort is on Facebook! Please visit and like their page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cherokee-Lodge-Resort/142004509152309
Or go directly to their website here: http://www.cherokee-lodge.com/
"Cherokee retains all the wistful beauty of the old nature camps, but more significantly, the club displays the irresistible character and community of those long-lost summer edens. Southern hospitality is alive and well here. A modest number of rural clubs are still in operation. Their tree-lined pools and cozy cabins serve as vivid reminders of the simpler pleasures that stubbornly endure in a society that seeks its entertainment through gadgets and technology. Visitors to these blissful havens are provided with a unique opportunity to take a break from smart phones and streaming media and, to use an old nudist mantra, ‘get back to nature.’ Rural nudist clubs like Cherokee that lay at the end of quiet roads, in unassuming towns well off the beaten path may seem inconsequential to some, but the experience they provide is incomparable. These are places where memories are made."

In Spring and Summer, "Play Ball!!"  ~ Centauri4, Naturism as a Way of Living

nudiarist:

Cherokee Lodge & Resort is on Facebook! Please visit and like their page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cherokee-Lodge-Resort/142004509152309

Or go directly to their website here: http://www.cherokee-lodge.com/

"Cherokee retains all the wistful beauty of the old nature camps, but more significantly, the club displays the irresistible character and community of those long-lost summer edens. Southern hospitality is alive and well here. A modest number of rural clubs are still in operation. Their tree-lined pools and cozy cabins serve as vivid reminders of the simpler pleasures that stubbornly endure in a society that seeks its entertainment through gadgets and technology. Visitors to these blissful havens are provided with a unique opportunity to take a break from smart phones and streaming media and, to use an old nudist mantra, ‘get back to nature.’ Rural nudist clubs like Cherokee that lay at the end of quiet roads, in unassuming towns well off the beaten path may seem inconsequential to some, but the experience they provide is incomparable. These are places where memories are made."

I just went bowling yesterday, not like this though!  You would probably do it if you could because it WOULD feel great, be a good laugh and probably just a little bit thrilling - and that is how life SHOULD be!
Be naked, be nude, be happy and free!  If only this is the way it could be.
~ Centauri4

I just went bowling yesterday, not like this though!  You would probably do it if you could because it WOULD feel great, be a good laugh and probably just a little bit thrilling - and that is how life SHOULD be!

Be naked, be nude, be happy and free!  If only this is the way it could be.

~ Centauri4

"Are these really the best shoes to wear when walking the doggy?"
Be nude, be naked, be happy & free, but do it responsibly!  ~ Centauri4

"Are these really the best shoes to wear when walking the doggy?"

Be nude, be naked, be happy & free, but do it responsibly!  ~ Centauri4

toasterstrudel:

Spread the love of the Toaster Strudel fandom today.

toasterstrudel:

Spread the love of the Toaster Strudel fandom today.

There DOES need to be a new banner for humanity!  Nude, Naked, Happy and Free or “NNHF”!  Freedom to love and be loved, along with acceptance of what you wear, anywhere!  ~ Centauri4

There DOES need to be a new banner for humanity!  Nude, Naked, Happy and Free or “NNHF”!  Freedom to love and be loved, along with acceptance of what you wear, anywhere!  ~ Centauri4