I had no idea what was possible inside of me until I got naked inside and out. Today, as I shut the door at the office and worked clothes free, I saw my calm, creativity, efficiency and boldness come into full expression. I got through so many projects that had been on the back burner of the department. I created things from scratch. I made all kinds of updates. I came up with solutions when things didn’t make any sense.
I had no idea how smart I was, how sharp I was, how quick and creative I could be until I took my clothes off, took my worries and self-concern off, took my doubts off, and flowed freely like a rushing wave. Today I expressed my true sign, water, a bold ocean flooding the desert spaces in the office. I saw things come to life through my clothes free service.
For me clothes free life is a lifestyle of possibility.
Mat rolled out and soft lighting set the tone for a calming evening yoga practice. Splashed about my space were pillows, blocks, water, strap and books, anything I might need to support me in exploring a variety of asanas. Wrapped about my skin were simply its natural brown color and the cool air.Read more I Forgot I Was Naked
Leave it to Vh1 to take the Naked reality show trend in to the sexual sphere with its new show Dating Naked. If you have not caught the show yet the premise is this. Two singles are given the opportunity to go on three dates with each other and two other people. After the third date the two featured singles must choose the person they had the greatest connection with and decide if they would go on another date beyond the show. All the dates which tend to physically oriented are done without clothes.
Dating Naked couples
After dates I the evenings the clothes all gather at the pool where drinking usually ensues. This is usually accompanied by drinking, skinny dipping sexual innuendos and some sexual interaction ranging from flirting all the way to actual hooking up.
While on the surface the show might help to normalize nudity and clothes free activity the strong sexual overtones creates a major fail in that arena. Unlike the Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid where participants are actually engaged in non sexual activity Dating Naked feels very much like it is all about the sexiness of being clothes free.
This only serves to reinforce the social stereotype and suspicion of people who clothes free we are all just sex fiends. Dated Naked is doing more harm than good for the clothes free cause in my opinion. The second season of the series starts soon on VH1
UpdateTwo of the participants on the show pictured below have gotten married in a televised episode of the show. This was actually a cool episode to see, with the exception of the of the couples effort to provide a clothes free yoga practice for the wedding guests. The guests who according to the bride were all drunk made a mockery of the yoga. Oh well I guess you can’t have it all.
In other words, it’s perfectly natural. Tragically, we have been programmed to barely regard or accept our bodies in their most natural state outside of sexualised commercialism – which, in turn, has created a society of people totally disconnected from the skin they’re in.
I have been enjoying the liberating experience of being nude with other men and women for some time now, socially and casually. It’s never been purely sexual and most liberating of all, it’s never involved comparing oneself against impossibly perfect forms – and as soon as I keyed into that, I started feeling comfortable about my own body, with its little flaws and imperfections. In this image-fixated age, there’s no greater leveller than being with other people in a similarly natural state, regardless of their stature, endowment, curvature and with all the attendant blemishes we all share.
Conventionally, the behaviour of being naked socially with other people has been labelled naturism or nudism, which now has all kinds of segregated, worthy, cranky connotations. It was not that long ago that vegetarianism had a similar ‘fringe’ aspect, and yet now it is perfectly acceptable to be a vegetarian without feeling excluded.
English: Photo of nude woman floating on inflatable float in a pool. Palm Springs is the sunniest city in the US. Averaging less than 3 inches of rain a year, you can nude sunbathe almost 365 days a year. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Otherwise all I can tell you is that it is natural and my lifestyle. I met my late husband at a nudist resort, and I was raised going to nudist resorts, my daughter, my niece and her mother (my sister, Melissa) all frequent nudist societies all our lives. My parents met at a nudist resort and my grandparents (on both sides) raised their kids at one – back when they were called Nudist Colonies — and we were not known to be socially acceptable..
You have finally come in contact with just one woman in a family of nudists. And it’s important to me that I live this life, as it is important to me that you understand this a non-sexual lifestyle (at least no more than you are).