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Body Image and Body Acceptance Blogs

Body Image and Body Acceptance Blogs

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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Kiki’s Journey To Body Love & Help Her Go To Amsterdam Bodypainting Day

| July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Interview With Kiki & Help Her Go To Amsterdam Bodypainting Day! Our beautiful friend Lakisha Alston, also known as Kiki, was one of the models in the 2nd NYC Bodypainting Day that took place this month. Kiki has been getting body painted by Andy Golub (and other artists) for a couple of years now. She …
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Why I’m Getting Naked & Painted At NYC Bodypainting Day

| July 17, 2015 | 3 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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How to Look Good Naked The Nudist Way!

| April 26, 2013 | 7 Comments

How To Look Good Naked the Naturist Way How To Look Good Naked By YNA: Being a website about naturism / nudism, I thought we should have one of these standard magazine articles on “How to look good naked.”  What many people are wondering, right? This phrase gets searched over 18,000 times per month on …
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Almost Naked Women and Anti Social Nudists

| August 29, 2013 | 11 Comments

Almost Naked Women Are Everywhere – Why Not In Nudism? By: Erik Jacobsen Almost Naked Women On The Streets Of NY – Why Not Just Become A Nudist? Almost Naked Women – It’s a hot week in New York as the summer winds down, and while these temperatures are not unusual for the region, they do …
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5 Body Shaming Comments Naturists Are Tired Of Hearing

| June 26, 2015 | 14 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 Image Issues Due to Vitiligo Skin Disorder

| March 2, 2012 | 3 Comments

Vitiligo Skin Disorder and Body Image Issues (Guest Blog by – Anon) Issues Pertaining To Body Image And Vitiligo Body Image Issues – Summer is the time of the year when women get to show off their bodies the most. It seems as though the short shorts, skirts, and bikinis all come out as soon as …
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Sex Positive and Body-Positive Approach

| September 20, 2012 | 24 Comments

What is Sex Positive & Is it Good for Nudism? What is sex-positive? Sex positive means acknowledging and respecting that everyone is unique in their sexual identity, orientation, and myriad of sexual desires.  Sex-positive says it’s okay to be hypersexual, and it’s okay to be asexual (ie, no interest in sex).  Gay, straight, bi, transgender, …
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Body Image and Eating Disorders Guest Blog

| February 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Personal Account About Body Image and Eating Disorders Guest Blog About Body Image and Eating Disorders Body Image and Eating Disorders – I can’t tell you how my body image issues started, but there are three girls in my family, all with severe eating disorders. Most of our struggles are now under control, but I know …
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Body Image: Good Part, Bad Part… Isn’t a Part Just a Part?

| May 3, 2012 | 3 Comments

Body Image – Are There Such things As Good Or Bad Parts? Body Parts and Body Image Body Image – My friend, Hadassah, has elbows.  I’ve always assumed this but only a short time ago did I see her elbows for the first time to prove that she does have them.  It’s funny that we’ve …
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Body Issues – Mothers and Daughters

| December 14, 2012 | 1 Comment

Mothers and Daughters Free From Body Issues Mothers, Daughters and Body Issues: Paradise. Absolute Paradise. Those were the only words when thinking back on my day at Rock Lodge that were adequate to describe my experience and all in a brief visit to this magical sanctuary. “Packing light?” my husband joked with me as I put my …
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Body Taboo: Norwegian teens showering with their clothes on

| January 24, 2013 | 5 Comments

Body Taboo and “Dressed in the Shower” – Increasing Modesty Among Teens in Norwegian Culture [ This is a translation of an article from a Norwegian news site by Erik Jakobsen. Click here to see the original article in Norwegian by Wenche Bjørnebekk, master of social work and managing editor of Universitetsforlaget. ] Issues Pertaining to Body Taboo …
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Combating Transexual Discrimination by YNA

| July 17, 2013 | 6 Comments

Transexual Discrimination is Not Acceptable By YNA Standards! Transexual Discrimination And The YNA Policy: Transexual Discrimination – We recently got an email from someone asking if trans* people (see poster for definition) are welcome at Young Naturists America events. The answer is, absolutely! People of any gender identity are welcome at our events and meetups. …
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Is Body Image and Comic Books A Real Issue?

| March 7, 2012 | 3 Comments

Body Image and Comic Books – See how the Nude Bodies Changed Issues Pertaining to Body Image and Comic Books: Body Image and Comic Books – Comic books are perhaps one of the widest spread things for boys and to a larger extent than one would think… girls. To form their ideas of body image and …
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Nude Freedom of the Mind and Body

Nude Freedom and Nudism: Introductory Blog from Leaders of YNA Upstate NY Guest Blog by: Steve & Susanne, leaders of YNA Upstate NY Greetings YNA! I am excited to take this opportunity to introduce Susanne and I as leaders of the recently founded YNA Upstate New York Chapter. It’s difficult to express the sense of joy, …
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Body Image Issues and Growing Up as a Chubby Kid

| February 26, 2012 | 1 Comment

Growing Up As A Chubby Kid And Body Image Issues Growing up as a Chubby Kid and body Image: Chubby Kid – Growing up as a chubby kid had profound effects on my self-esteem and my feeling of self-worth. I was always regarded as the kid that retained his “baby fat.” Consequently, I would always avoid taking …
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