Social Nudism & Socializing While Naked
Social Nudism - While some people prefer to practice naturism only in their own homes, many people enjoy spending time with other naturists. Social nudism is simply that: being nude in a social setting. For many people, social nudism is not only an enjoyable way to spend free time and make new friends, but also takes on philosophical elements of freedom, openness, and positive body image.
But early exposure to social nudism is a concern for many – is it inappropriate to expose children to nude adult bodies? While social nudists understand the fear of sexual predators that lead to this type of concern, they are quick to point out that social nudity and nudism is not about sex. “My order of priority is to quickly set up the difference between sexual and non sexual nudity,” Julius writes on his blog: Nothing To Dread About Nudism. “Many people have trouble accepting the premise that we’re not all swingers.” While romance sometimes begins at naturist events, most people do not attend them in search of casual sex, and those who do often leave disappointed.
Julius writes that the most difficult thing for him about social nudism is keeping it from co-workers and family members who might judge it negatively. One of the most powerful reasons for naturists to become social nudists is the feeling of acceptance. In a social nudist community, nobody treats your body as unworthy or shameful, and everyone approves of your naturist lifestyle and philosophy.
Social Nudism (or Naturism) - Getting undressed in public and mixing among a crowd of other people doing the same, may, at first, seem unnatural. The fact is, such activity is the very definition of natural. Everyone came into this world unclothed. Societal norms, weather, tradition and other factors all contribute to our beliefs about public nudity and the nudist lifestyle.
There are those who associate social nudism with a sexual experience. There are those who are absolutely unable to accept the thought of disrobing in public. For the millions of naturists and would-be nudists, social nudism has great appeal.
When everyone is nude, suddenly many of the social barriers disappear. Many psychological studies have shown that when people are unclothed, their behavior changes markedly from when they were dressed. A high-powered executive has no perceived superiority over a janitor. Men become far less aggressive and women less vain. Young and old, skinny or fat, Black or White, everybody is on an equal footing. People let down their guard and can show their inner beauty. It is actually a wonderful state of being that makes the world a little nicer.
Social nudism appeals to different groups and individuals. Families that practice social nudism find it important for their young children to be introduced to the non-threatening lifestyle. Pretty much natural nudists, young children enjoy running around free of confining clothes. They are quick to interact with others and hardly notice the fact that everyone is without clothes. Parents enjoy the opportunity to be close to nature and being able to relate to others of the same mindset.
Couples and individuals may join an organization like the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) to get access to a large number of clubs and resorts where nudity is legal. While skinny dipping at a public beach or other forms of nudity might be prohibited by law, private clubs are perfectly legal for social nudism.
Removing social barriers and being able to freely express one’s self are a very appealing part of being a nudist. Protective acts of social interaction such as lying and exaggerating your importance, are practically non-existant. Once you get comfortable with social nudism, you will gain a whole new outlook on the world.
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