From Nudist to Nudie By Young Naturists America
Nudie and Nudist?
The Nudie Argument – If you, like me, have seen those vintage nudist pictures, black and white images and very grainy from the 1930’s and 40’s, you may be able to understand why the whole nudism “thing” doesn’t really hit the spot when it comes to attracting young people.
Some nudists today are trying to re-brand their image into something more modern and even use the term nudie to try and distance themselves from those old German pictures of blonde haired men and women dancing with hoops. We all know that these people are now very old or dead, but the misunderstanding of what naturism or the new nudie movement is all about lives on. They say that if you explain something then people will become less afraid of it, and in this article I want to quickly dispel the myths about nudists or Nudies and explain some facts.
Myths About Nudies and Nudists
Nudies are all about sexual adventure
This is one of the main misconceptions about the nudie movement. The amount of sexual activity that goes on between Nudies, is no more or less than that which goes on between people who are fully clothed. They are doing much the same as any “normal person” – only without clothes. To draw comparisons between sexuality and Nudies, is very superficial and down right incorrect!
Nudies and Sexual arousal
Just by taking your clothes off in front of other people does not mean that you will become sexually aroused. Sometimes men who reveal their genitals for the first time realize that they are more likely to be aroused by a girl in a sexy bikini than nudist girls who are simply unclothed.
You have to have a toned, fit body to be a Nudie
Sorry people, but naturists come in all shapes. Nudies can be fat, thin, old, young and / or everything in between. You don’t have to have a perfect “David-esque body” to be a Nudie. Nudism is about body acceptance, the idea that every body is beautiful and should be celebrated as such.
Being a Nudie is for singles or couples, but is not a family experience.
Wrong! The nudist movement welcomes with open arms families and children of all ages. In fact, small children often joyfully embrace the lack of restrictive clothing. Please note that children are generally not allowed to enter a nudie environment without their parents or guardians.
Nudies never wear clothes
This is another misconception. Even though they feel more comfortable without clothing, they will cover up for warmth if the weather gets cold. Remember, nudies are people, they are not stupid!
Nudies are perverts
This could not be further from the truth! Anyone who visits a designated nudist destination would see that activities are of the “normal variety”, but without clothing.
To sum up, some people of the modern nudist movement prefer to call themselves nudies to change and rejuvenate the image of nudism. While this may help increase interest, the best way to rejuvenate the movement is by making it accessible, interesting and enjoyable!