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Body Image Issues and Promoting Body Acceptance

Body Image by YNA – Body acceptance is also referred to as being body positive and could be considered the motto for social nudism. It means a complete acceptance of the human body, no matter the gender, with no need to hide it. Regardless of race, age, or proportions, those who practice body acceptance are proud of their bodies and do not mind if the whole world sees them. There is no sense of embarrassment or impropriety. It is the foundation for a way of life in which participants have a total freedom with the body that is truly liberating. There is no need to be ashamed of the body itself or the practice of Naturism. Those who engage in body acceptance feel free to gather together in public or in private. They may participate in any activity without a need for clothing.
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Guide to Breasts, Body Image and Boobs in American Culture

| April 13, 2016 | 6 Comments

Female Breasts or Boobs and Mainstream Society Breasts – Most people have them, not everyone loves them but American culture clearly attaches a lot of importance to them. There exists an infatuation with female breasts in particular. This is evidenced in part by the many slang names we have for them – boobs, tata’s, jugs, …
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Inspirational TEDx Talk About Body Image and Body Painting Day

| January 10, 2016 | 2 Comments

Body Image TEDx Talk By Michelle Wallen Guest body image blog by: Michelle Wallen When I decided to do a deeply personal TEDx Talk, I consciously chose to put myself out there, come what may. Positive comments, love, gratitude, negative comments, judgment, fat-shaming. Whatever. I was going to open myself up and take what comes. …
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My First Social Nude Experience at a Youth Summer Camp Bathhouse

| December 3, 2015 | 5 Comments

First Social Nude Experience at a Summer Camp Bathhouse (a Social Nude Guest Blog) My first Social Nude situation and being naked in front of a group of other people took place at a communal bathhouse. It was at a summer youth camp, and the shared bathing space made a large job simpler and more practical. …
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Positive Body Image And Body Acceptance By YNA

| November 8, 2015 | 1 Comment

Body Image Body Acceptance Explained Issues With Body Image Issues Body Image – Body acceptance is also referred to as being body positive and could be considered the motto for social nudism. It means a complete acceptance of the human body, male or female, with no need to hide it. Regardless of race, age, or …
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The Dick Pictures Dicture Gallery: Talking Dick Pics With Artist Soraya Doolbaz

| September 8, 2015 | 3 Comments

Dick Pics Interview With Artist Soraya Doolbaz About Dicture Gallery & Dressing Up Funny Dick Pictures Artistic and Funny Dick Pics by Soraya Doolbaz Artistic Funny Dick Pics – I’ve talked about the dick pic phenomena before and speculated on why so many guys are sending pictures of their penises to lovers, friends and strangers on …
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Kiki’s Journey To Body Love & Help Her Go To Amsterdam Bodypainting Day

| July 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

Interview With Kiki & Help Her Go To Amsterdam Bodypainting Day! UPDATE 8/3/15: Kiki did not achieve her initial Kickstarter goal, but created a new campaign for an amount that will pay for her airfare and maybe more. She’s only a few hundred dollars away from her goal…Donate now! Our beautiful friend Lakisha Alston, also …
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Why I’m Getting Naked & Painted At NYC Bodypainting Day

| July 17, 2015 | 5 Comments

Modesty, Body Image & Why I’m Joining NYC Bodypainting Day Guest Blog by: Nicolette Barischoff When I first came out as a naturist to my family (made up of Burning Man hippies and ultra-conservative Christians alike), reactions ranged from “Yeah, I kinda figured,” all the way to “Didn’t you do this a few years ago?” …
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5 Body Shaming Comments Naturists Are Tired Of Hearing

| June 26, 2015 | 15 Comments

Let’s Do Away With These 5 Body Shaming Comments Inspired by body positive activist Virgie Tovar and this recent article on Mic, “5 Body Shaming Comments That Everyone Should Quit Saying This Summer” I decided to write my own list of body shaming comments that naturists are tired of hearing. This list is all about …
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Body Acceptance and Glorifying Obesity

| May 9, 2015 | 4 Comments

Body Acceptance, Concern Trolling & Glorifying Obesity There are many definitions for the Internet phenomenon known as “concern trolling,” but it has a special meaning in terms of body shaming. Concern trolling is when a person expresses concern about health or offers health advice to someone they don’t know, just based on a photo of …
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Fifty Shades of Gender Identity

| May 1, 2015 | 22 Comments

Fifty Shades of Gender Identity – Nudism From A Gender Misfit’s Perspective Guest blog by: Pat Heffernan As nudists and naturists in a textile-dominated conservative society, we deal with acceptance battles individually and as a group daily. I’ve certainly had my share of personal acceptance battles in social circles and especially in the workforce. I’ve …
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Fear Of Public Showers and Getting Naked

| December 17, 2014 | 3 Comments

Overcoming My Fear Of Public Showers and Getting Naked in Front Of Strangers (A Guest Blog) My Fear Of Public Showers Back in the day, boys would generally shower after gym class. I an unsure if this is still the norm these days but I spent four years of high-school without ever once setting foot …
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Learn About Exhibitionism vs. Nudism

| December 9, 2014 | 17 Comments

The Difference Between Exhibitionism and Nudism We all have seen those upsetting tweets and comments such as, “Why are nudists at a #nudebeach always people you don’t want to see naked?” My usual tweet back to them is something along the lines of “Nudists are not exhibitionists. If you visit a nude beach to look …
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Dick Pic Parody Commercial and Why Men Send Dick Pics

| October 30, 2014 | 3 Comments

What’s Up With The Dick Pic Felicity Discusses The Dick Pic Phenomenon Dick Pics – Comedian Phoebe Robinson produced a dick pic parody commercial, and it’s perfection! The premise is that Sears now offers “dick photography”—professional photo shoots to create your dick pic. As a bonus, you can even have your penis reenact scenes from …
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The Male Penis Uncovered by Young Naturists and Nudists America

| October 20, 2014 | 14 Comments

Male Penis Issues In Today’s Society How the Male Penis is Viewed in Society While most of the body image blogs and articles have been focused on women, the issue of body image  pertains to men as well. One of the greatest sources for male insecurity is the penis. Society also deems the public display …
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Nudism and Nudists vs Swingers and the Sexy Swinging Lifestyle

| October 1, 2014 | 23 Comments

Swingers and The Swinging Lifestyle Contrasted By Nudism and the Nudist Lifestyle The Swinging Community and Swingers Vs. The Nudist Community and Nudism We all know that nudism is not about sex and that swinging is mostly about sex. But what is swinging really? What does it have to do with nudism? In this post we …
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