When I look good, people may compliment me on my outfit.
When dressed up, I feel it may be a special moment.
The way I dress makes a difference the way I feel.
There’s a time to be casual and there’s a time to dress up.
It’s just the way it is.
When I am naked, people may compliment me on my relaxed composure
When I am naked, I feel it may be a special moment,
The way I am naked makes a difference the way I feel.
There’s a time to be naked and there’s a time to get dressed.
Naked? It’s just the way it is.
Clothing may make you feel good, look good and be good. Being naked does the same for most naturists. It makes them feel good, look good and be good. At least, I do not have clothes to hide under and I do accept all my visible flaws. I am who I am, without the barrier created by clothes.
Then comes the case of dining out. People like to dress to go to the restaurant for instance. It’s pleasant to get dressed up. To wear this special dress, pants or pair of shoes with which you will sparkle. Some restaurants have in fact a dress code prohibiting too casual clothing. Patrons need to look as best as they can.
Dressing up creates a sort of peacock effect. You look good to feel good and show others how good you are. As with the 28.5 million results I mentioned above, some people will dress up for every lunch or dinner, including in the premises of their own home, “for respect of self and others”. Some will always appear at the breakfast table, shaved, showered and dressed up.
Differences and respect
As a respectful naturist, I acknowledge differences. I just prefer being open and naked. Will this make me less respectful to myself and to others? In my naturist view no. I feel very good when naked and I love being with like-minded people. I also feel very good when dressed-up for special occasions. There’s no conflict in this. However, when temperatures are high enough to be comfortably naked, I chose nudity. If this was not the case for many naturists, the nude restaurants that opened in Paris or London would not be successful. You can dress up or undress to have lunch or dinner. It’s a matter of comfort and respect for other naturists.
Of course, this is almost a lost case as many textilists are not ready to accept nudists in the same space. The reverse is also true. Many nudists are not comfortable if nudity is not totally shared by everybody. Therefore the common denominator becomes clothing. However, I believe it should not be. The common denominator should be respect and comfort. Nudity should be one of the clothing options. By pushing the boundaries, we continue to unweave the sexualization of the body.
Nudism is a way of life, a lifestyle, and somehow can become a philosophy. It’s moving beyond what you look like to who you are. And the path from the what to the who is a narrow one. The What is forced upon us by society, with its conventions. The Who is a choice we consciously make. And a bare body is a conscious choice. So with that, do we need clothes to have dinner? No! But, it’s a personal opinion. What is yours?
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