Naked Thoughts

Some of my thoughts, musings, and opinions on nudity, nudism,  naturism, and just being naked:

  • Life begins in the nude.
  • I’m a Gymno-American.
  • Upon seeing nudity there are two choices: accept it or be offended by it. It’s entirely up to the viewer. Too many automatically choose offense without ever considering acceptance.
  • Nudus interruptus — when nudity is unexpectedly cut short
  • “We’re nudists but we’re not stupid” is such a worn out cliché. We should be honest, up front and unapologetic about our beliefs and our lifestyle.
  • I hate the phrase “getting caught nude” because it implies that you were doing something wrong. When someone unexpectedly sees you nude, make no apologies and just be yourself.
  • Just what, exactly, is so frightening about a nude person that causes the average American to recoil in horror? We’re actually quite harmless and a lot of fun.
  • I find it very contradictory that I have to wear clothing when exercising in a gymnasium.
  • If I go to a nudist colony, can I incite a revolt and declare independence from our oppressive masters?
  • I really hate it when breasts, buttocks and genitalia are referred to as “naughty bits.” It’s not the bits that are naughty, only what one does with them or what one imagines is done with them that can be considered naughty. On the whole, my bits are very well behaved.
  • Nudity is our natural state. Body shame and the compulsion to wear clothing are not instinctive traits but learned behaviors. As with other habits and behaviors, they can, and should, be unlearned.
  • Body acceptance is a beginning, not an end in itself.
  • To fear and loathe the human body (especially your own) must be a truly wretched state.
  • Body shame originates in our minds with our thoughts and perceptions. Neither our religion nor our culture makes us ashamed of our bodies, only our belief that we should be ashamed. Shame comes from our own thoughts which we have the power to shape and change. There is no shame unless we allow it. No one can make us feel ashamed without our permission.
  • I simply cannot comprehend how the human body or any part of it can be considered “immoral.”
  • To be offended by a naked body (or anything else) is a personal choice. I can’t offend you without your permission.
  • If we are never naked with others, how can we really be well-adjusted socially?
  • Our society has tipped the scale too far in favor of physical privacy which enables and intensifies our feelings of shame about our bodies. This perceived need for excessive privacy has carried over to places and situations where casual nudity should be expected and accepted. If we are never naked with others, how can we really be well-adjusted socially?
  • Clothing compulsiveness and body shame are the result of CULTural programming. Nudists have been deprogrammed.
  • No part of the human body is a source of shame or embarrassment. Shame and embarrassment originate in our thoughts which are ultimately under our control and can, therefore, be changed.
  • The body is easily freed but freeing the mind requires more work.
  • Nudity is our ideal state, our pure state, our natural state, our default state. Clothing is always a deviation from the default and is, therefore, a compromise and an aberration.
  • I’ve never felt comfortable in a church and I’ve never felt uncomfortable at a nudist resort.
  • I fail to understand how an activity that’s fun, completely harmless, and promotes health, morality, modesty, and family values can possibly be illegal.
  • The rational mind doesn’t always know what it’s talking about. We don’t always need rational reasons to do things. Our intuition often serves us better, urging us to do things because they feel right and because they serve our soul rather than our ego. Being naked feels right and serves the soul.
  • There is nothing special about Naked Yoga; it’s just yoga that you happen to be doing while naked.
  • More people need to get naked more often in more places.
  • You don’t need a reason to be nude, that’s the default. You should be questioning why you’re clothed. That’s the deviation.
  • There needs to be more gratuitous nudity on television. Scratch that, there just needs to be more gratuitous nudity.
  • At some very deep level everyone longs to be in their natural, default state. Most people are either in denial or they’re completely unaware that they have this primal need to be naked.
  • Casual nudity. How can nudity be anything but casual? Is formal nudity even a thing?
  • Clothes are not natural. They are individual prisons holding our bodies prisoner in humanity’s war against nature.
  • My inner guru has no need for clothing.
  • Invisible nudity – being nude in such a way as to not be seen by those who might object or take offense.
  • You do not need a reason to be nude since that is your natural and default state. Instead, you must rationalize the wearing of clothing. Clothing is not natural and is a deviation from the default. Choosing to wear clothing always needs to be a conscious and deliberate act. You should always know why you chose clothes over your natural state.

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