True Nudists On The Practice Of Nudism
General Information About Nudism As Practiced By “True Nudists”
True Nudists: What is Nudism?
For true nudists, Nudism is a philosophy and at its core can become a world view (or at least influence it). For those who choose nudism as a way of life (those who call themselves “Nudists“), it is a statement that is pure, simple and devoid of hidden meanings. It is a way to celebrate the very fact of our existence. This philosophy embraces the view that each one of us is a beautiful being – young, middle aged and old people alike; and as such, each one of us, while naked, is a unique and beautiful work of art.
Nudism, also known as Naturism, is not about sex. It has nothing to do with those pervasive pornographic or sexualized images used to titillate and pander to our screwed up inhibitions and lizard brain urges. It is simple nakedness with a social aspect. True Nudists believe in the freedom not to wear garments either in the house or outdoors. Since all of us enter into the world as naked creatures, we are most purely ourselves when we are in our most basic human self – naked.
True Nudists: Why is nudism taboo?
So why is the act of displaying yourself naked in a public place viewed as indecent behavior? Well, that is a great question, and to answer it you need to go into the human psyche and try to see where it all went wrong. Clothing is part of our culture and for whatever reason, it is something that needs to be accepted. It’s hard to see even the most bigoted member of our western society look at a baby lying naked on a blanket and not see anything but pure beauty; unfortunately when that same child reaches puberty everything changes. There is an expression “to the pure all things are pure;” and this may help to explain it.
Once puberty hits, most of society stops viewing the naked human form as being pure or innocent. Girls start to develop breasts and their body starts to change into that of a woman. Boys start to get erections and their sex drive kicks in. And thus these post pubescent teenagers are now no longer viewed as innocent. Boys can now fertilize while girls have the ability to get pregnant and give birth. This powerful ability to create life is an awesome responsibility. As if to club the lizard brain into submission – society now tries to overcompensate in many ways, one of which is clothing. Think of clothing as a form of chastity belt and clothing become a way of protecting ourselves from these outsiders who now wish to have sex with us. But does this philosophy work?
True Nudists: Is Nudism Sexy?
By now, I think most will agree that clothing is sexy. People wear specific clothes that make them look a certain way in order to feel and become more attractive. Girls wear bras that might enhance their breasts, or wear outfits that are intended to entice onlookers and attract a mate. Men tend to wear clothing that will make them look more muscular or they might chose something that signals a higher social status. In both instances, people are actually trying to sexualize their appearances thus resulting in the exact opposite of what society is expecting.
Now let’s look at the flip side – nakedness. While naked, people simply have fewer tools available to them to create a more sexy look. Social status symbols are no longer present, the female breasts might not look as large or “perky” as they did while clothed and while naked a much higher attention is paid to eye contact and behavior. It is amazing to see how non-sexual nudism can be. People tend to worry that they might be perceived as perverted so they instantly alter their behavior. Social nudism is not devoid of sexuality; we are all human after all.
But when practiced in its purest form and by true nudists, nudism creates an atmosphere of respect for others, personal space is now respected to a higher degree, people tend to feel less aggressive and more vulnerable and as a result, sexual impulses or drives are diminished. While in a social nude setting, most people make far more eye contact and tend to listen more intently to what people are saying.
The practice of nudism by true nudists:
People practice nudism to various degrees. For some people, nudism is a way of life while for others it’s just an occasional trip to a nude beach. True nudists do not walk around and live their lives naked for sexual arousal.
Here, in the 21st Century, nudism is still combating the mentality that nudity must always be about sex. But those who try it will see that it’s really an enjoyable way to celebrate and accept every body in its unique form. They can see that we are all different but equal in our natural state.
This article about nudism as seen through the eyes of true nudists was published by – Young Naturists And Nudists America YNA