Great to read an article in a mainstream online media written by a nudist female sharing her experience of naked living. 7 Struggles of being a nudist in a world full of clothes explores what it is to be a nudist, part of that body freedom minority, in a clothed world, where people are generally not comfortable with nude bodies and associate nudity to sex.
The author, Gigi Engle, explains her daily struggles as a nudist. Written in a funny tone, this post details briefly seven of those struggles that may make non nudist scratch their heads. Here they are:
- You make people uncomfortable. It’s true that when nude with clothed people, you are not the one who is uncomfortable as you accept your body and generally others’ too. It’s those clothed people who are not sure how to behave with you. Give it a try! It’s funny, then when accepted, it’s just becoming the new norm. Beware not to shock people, especially kids, who may not be prepared to your nudity though!
- You’re confused by exercise. It’s true that if you exercise to get a good-looking body, allow everybody to look at it. However, I feel you may struggle with this one if you are exercising for looking good. In my case, I am exercising for feeling good, or better, in my own body. Looking good is a by-product of feeling good I think.
- You don’t own pajamas. I do not struggle with this one. Sleeping with any form of clothing on is pure nonsense.
- You’re always hot. Ah, ah, true that when the weather is warm, wearing anything makes you hotter. As soon as weather permits, get naked, of course!
- When you get drunk, the clothes come off. Get your clothes off without getting drunk, it’s much healthier. Furthermore, I feel you have more fun naked.
- You never feel like you’re being your true self. This is an obvious one for many naturists/nudists. You feel totally yourself when you have nothing to hide physically. It’s who you really are!
- People think you’re hypersexual. This is the one reason why people are booing nudists, mixing nudity and sexuality. Every naturist/nudist knows that being socially naked is not about being ready to have sex every minute. As the author rightly says: “Being naked and being sexual are two different things”.
There’s an eight struggle I have: “Non nudist rationally understands nudism but are not willing to try”. This is to me the biggest struggle I have. If you understand what makes a nudist and agree with all the good reasons, then why not giving it a try?
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