A Clothing-Optional Thanksgiving

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On Thursday, November 24 is Thanksgiving. If this is celebrated mostly in North America, I find it’s a great opportunity to “give thanks” to the people we love and the people who love us. I really enjoy Thanksgiving for what it means and provides a great opportunity to tell people we love how we care about them.

I find as well it’s a great opportunity to share what we love and care about. For me, my passion for nudism and naturism keeps popping up and it’s time to reflect what nudism is for me and how it affects my relationship with the people I love and how the people I love understand nudism. Thanksgiving is just then the perfect time to gather my loved friends and family around a nudist shared time.

Invite Friends, Family and Neighbours

Thanksgiving is the ideal moment to share a good meal with friends, family and neighbours. You can decide to make it a clothing-optional party. It may raise questions, but it provides an excellent opportunity to pique curiosity and to introduce nudism to newbies.

You may also leave it a clothed party, and take the opportunity to give nudist related gifts to your guests.

Thanks Gifting

I love gifting my friends with small nudist tokens. Here’s a list of ideas:

My books
Flip-flops for men
Flip-flops for women
Wrap towel

There are many other possible gifts aim at nudists, but I like the minimalism of the previous ones, as they are obvious items for any nudist.

Share a Meal

Of course, Thanksgiving is about abundance and sharing a meal. Although abundance and nudism are a kind of oxymoron to me, as I prefer to associate nudism to minimalism, we can target abundance in simplicity. With this I mean, not targeting having too much food, but focusing on simple, organic, and tasty food. Even though Thanksgiving is associated with the turkey, we can make it a vegan Thanksgiving and focus on vegetables, fruits and nuts. You will find here a few vegan Thanksgiving recipes.

If you opt for a clothing optional party, here are a few tips to put everyone at ease:

  • Remind everyone that clothing is optional. If a guest wants to stay clothed, it’s all good.
  • For the nudist guests, offer a towel and a pair of flip-flops or slippers.
  • Prepare a list of good nudist behaviours printed on a sheet of paper:
    • Thou shalt be entirely naked.
    • Thou shalt not stare at others.
    • Thou shalt not take picture without asking permission.
    • Thou shalt behave appropriately (nudism is NOT sexual)
    • Thou shalt sit on a towel.
    • Thou shalt participate to organized activities.
  • Have fun!

I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving. I sincerely hope that you’ll choose to make it clothing optional. Let us know your ideas, tips and tricks and how it went!

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  1. Thaksgiving dinner will most likely be the gentleman I’m seeing and I, so it will be a nudist dinner. My ongoing dental drama will dictate mashed parsnip, turnip, squash, etc. will be the main dishes. So we’ll be vegan by default. 🙂

  2. Clothing optional and “Thou shalt be entirely naked” contradict each other.
    Prohibiting pictures and sitting on towels promote body shame. Providing flip-flops for guests opposes naked feet. Just saying.

    • Hey Bob, thank you for your comments. I second you on the contradiction, it can’t be clothing optional or naked… yes, need to make a decision here. On the fact that sitting on towels promote body shame, i understand where you’re coming from, however, we cannot deny the fact that some body fluids can leave some stains on chairs or couches. It’s a common practice to sit on towels at naturist venues. On the picture side, we can add to not take picture without consent. If consent is given, then pictures are okay. On the flip-flops, although I love being barefoot, it happens floor is cold and having a pair of shoes to get some protection makes sense. But hey, I love the interaction. Keep commenting!

  3. Nice article. Thanksgiving doesn’t exist here in Europe. It’s also starting to get really too cold to stay naked even at home. Obviously I could raise the temperature inside the house but it seems to me a useless waste. After 5 years of nudism I love being naked, it regenerates me, but for the moment I prefer to wear loose and comfortable clothes and no underwear (I wouldn’t stand tight clothes). My nudism is limited to sleeping, for now and waiting for some sun. But for all the audacious nudists who want to challenge the cold, I say good luck.

    • Yes, we are also having winter in USA just south of Canada. about minus 5 C outside here this week. I wear fleece “sweat” pants and jacket (like a hoodie with zipper but without the hood.) I could also raise the indoor temperature but our heating bill is high enough already. Naked sleeping, loose warm body covers until spring.

      • It must be very cold down there. Here in Italy until the first week of November I was able to normally live naked at home. I’ve been living like this for 4 years. But for a week the air has cooled down a lot and the rain has arrived too. So I went back to dressing. I have only been wearing clothes for 7 days and it feels like something strange and unnatural. I have lost all the freedom and well-being of nudism, nothing can match nudity and as always I never miss the desire to undress, but it must be recognized that in winter clothes find their usefulness. Nobody wants to freeze to death. However, I find it strange to have clothes on, which is ironic when I think that I once found it strange to be naked.
        Luckily, however, in the evening just before sleeping I can go back naked.

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