resources for women in clothes free life

As my passion for clothes free life continues to expand, so rises my desire to support other women. My personal experiences and conversations I have had with women within and outside of the clothes free community continue to highlight the importance of having a places for women to talk and resources for support. On that note, below are a few pieces of programming coming in the near future. Read more

recent conversations with women in my life

 The more I talk with women in my world about clothes free life, the more I learn that many of them already spend much of their time clothes free, if anything at home.

These conversations made me think that when we talk about causes and movements and so forth, we can’t just say that only people who openly shout about their naturist or clothes free lives count. I have seen that nature of commentary quite often, and it is wonderful if that is true to a person and works for them and others in their environment.

At the same time, that is not necessarily how all people engage their lives generally (not just with regard to clothes freedom). What I am actually finding, particularly in my connections with the women in my life, is that it is less about shouting anything from the rooftops to the infinite public, and more about opening up in intimate one-on-one conversations. 

Recently I opened up to a new friend about my clothes free life. As I shared with her in the conversation, she opened up and told me that she spends as much time as possible naked at home. She does have a family, and random people from her life come over a lot, in which case she chooses to be clothed. But, when all of the drama of the day is done, she relaxes clothes free. She also told me that she learned this from her grandmother, who, for as long as she has known her, has always stripped down to be in the comfort of her own body the minute she’d arrive home. The more she and I talk, the more excitement she exudes (you should see her face light up, my goodness) regarding her choice to be clothes free for the sake of being comfortable and “at home.”

I mention this, because, when I first started my clothes free life back in 2014, so many people kept pushing the idea that “you gotta shout it out loud and tell everyone and be naked all the time and not care what anyone says or thinks or any possible repercussions.” Again, that is wonderful if it works for a particular person, given their personality and situation. However, for some, aside from any work or cultural / political / religious / family factors that might exist, that kind of “out there to the random public” is actually not organic to how they engage anything in life. They’re just not the kind of shout it from the rooftop kind of folks. They don’t live on Twitter. They don’t use Wordpress. They might not really be active on Facebook. But when talking one on one, that’s when they open up and share. Their “social” expression is in a very small environment of trust.

I want to be clear that this is not meant to apply to or speak for all women nor is it something unique to women (or those who choose to identify as such). I know men who have similar tendencies. Indeed, we are all unique human beings with a variety of personalities, situations, histories, tendencies and so forth that are constantly in flux. But, given that the question of “how to get women more involved in naturism” comes up often, this reflection on my recent interactions with women in my life arose, and I wanted to add it to the conversation. It has been these one-on-one dynamics that have facilitated them opening up and sharing their clothes free lives with me and, in the process, cultivating what appears to be a deeper appreciation and enthusiasm for their own clothes free life as a result of talking about it in a one-on-one conversation.

Former UFC champ does body painting

Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey poses on Caribbean beach wearing just body paint

Rousey, who lost her bantamweight crown to Holly Holm back in November, was pictured taking part in a photoshoot wearing nothing but a body paint bikini.

The shoot is believed to have taken place in the Bahamas, as Rousey continues her return into the public eye.

She had vowed to stay away from the media following her defeat to Holm in November.

Source : The Mirror http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other-sports/mma/former-ufc-champion-ronda-rousey-7280188

A Natural Woman

Magical Other I am going to borrow some images from the past to use in this post with the hope that I don’t offend anyone in any way. As well, I am going to borrow a few other images from FB of friends who I have found to be “real” people, “natural women.” If at…

http://rglongpre.ca/naturistlens/2016/01/21/a-natural-woman/

Not a product or commodity

1/11/16

The female body or any body for that matter is not a product or commodity #clothesfreethpughts

Nudist Options by Nekidgamer

From the editor: While browsing our archive I came across this post by our very first female former contributor @nekidgamer shared this gem about her clothes free experience we believe needed to be read. I hope you agree.

I have always been a home nudist , and my earliest experience was skinny dipping with friends in a local pond. I also would go to friends houses as a teen for sleepovers and we all would skinny dip in the pool or run in the sprinklers.

This last year was my first resort experience and I loved it. I would love to try out different nudist and clothing optional venues but I must admit there is some trepidation. I know this is not very acceptable by some nudist to say but I am uncomfortable with the idea of family resorts. I am concerned with the fact of creepy people checking out kids at resorts and you can’t say there are no pedophiles at nudist resorts its statistically impossible . I’ve met a few so called male nudist who made inappropriate comments about children giving them erections , or women liking the young boys bodies. I figure if I wouldn’t bring my daughter there then I shouldn’t be there either. I prefer to stay with adults maybe that’s a bit overly cautious but that’s how I feel. I personally think family resorts should have full criminal checks to be members or guests.

There are also the nudist resorts with more of a swinger party atmosphere and if that’s what you’re looking for then go for it. It personally isn’t for me I don’t care for the atmosphere or the need for free clinic visits. Plus I have had friends who went to them and most of the stories were centered around drama. I hate drama that’s what family is for I get to choose my friends.

I go to resorts to get away and relax away from drama and stress. I am not one of those people who believe being a nudist makes you be free of ever having a sexual thought about another nudist I just choose to keep it that a thought. Nudity should not always be associated with sex that’s a fact but we are all still sexual beings who have thoughts and desires. I admire the view of beautiful people as I admire a beautiful sunset. I’m past my time of party stage so I have no interest in getting drunk and being the latest party favor. I like to be relaxed , lay out , visit with friends or just read a book best of all I love to skinny dip.

There are a few things I would like to try nude hiking for one it sounds invigorating and fun even if my shallow side smirks at the idea of being naked in tennis shoes. I also would love to go to a beach and do some body surfing though you prob wont see me with the families.

I did check out some nude hiking groups and found there isn’t much inclusion. Why we must separate into couples, singles , gay and lesbian is beyond me . If we are all adults who I sleep with shouldn’t matter when going together on a nude hike . There needs to be more inclusion in the nudist community as long as everyone treats each other with respect that’s all that should matter. I would love to find more nudist friends to have dinner parties or pool parties with . I’m not interested in swinging just alternative place to be nude other than resorts . I even like the idea of nude driving though for women especially ones like me with large breast I can see the many obstacles. I love my life and the freedom of being nude I just want more opportunities to express that side of me.

Nude yoga girl hits the web

The Instagram sensation who has garnered over 150,000 followers in only a couple a months had launched her own web site.  The self-described model, photographer and yogini announced on Instagram yesterday that her new website NYG was now open.  The woman who is 25 years old according to her Instagram bio has been covered by a wide range of news media from New York Magazine to Cosmo.

The coverage centered around her artfully expressed black and white photos  of clothes free yoga poses which have so far been able to able avoid running afoul of Instagram’s nudity rules. In a brief conversation we had on Instagram in her early days pre 150k followers the nude yoga girl shared she did not have any major gymnastic or dance background despite her model looks. Also she said she only started practicing yoga consistently this year after several years on and off.

While she is not the first yogini to post clothes free yoga photos on Instagram (see our coverage of the naked soul yoga challenge) using strategic lighting and positioning the nude yoga girl seems to have captured the attention of a broad cross-section of Instagram users, yogis and yoginis. The body positive thoughts which accompany the images (Nudity Is Not Only About Being Sexy, BECAUSE YOGA IS PERFECT FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT PERFECT (SO EVERYONE?) have inspired many others to lose their clothes and strike a yoga pose. There are even some copy cat account like the nude yoga guy that have emerged.

Time will tell where all this is going whether the nude yoga girl is just another example of smart creative marketing to commoditize the clothes free body and yoga. Recently she asked followers on Instagram if they would be interested in buying posters of her yoga pose photos. So far the new web site has nothing for sale simply offering the photos and thoughts available on Instagram. We will have to wait and see if she storms the web with her non commercial artistic yoga as she did on Instagram.

Visit www.nudeyogagirl.com https://www.instagram.com/nude_yogagirl/

Other clothes free yoga on the web
http://nakedsoulyoga.tumblr.com/

Clothes free yogi December -Bex

Practicing yoga clothes free has helped me appreciate this body I occupy. I recognize that I am here and present in this particular vehicle so I better show it some love. I see clothes free as less about being naked and more about being my true self. Being the version of me as I define it, not based on any relationship or role, any social expectation, creed, physical or material definition. Stripping away all of that, leaves me with myself, as I am my only real asset.
Practicing yoga clothes free has influenced every aspect of my clothed life. I feel more confident than I ever have. I started practicing clothes free just before beginning yoga teacher training. My training strongly emphasizes that we have a regular home practice. Surprisingly there are many yoga teachers who never or rarely practice on their own. Often the focus of yoga is held to just the physical level; focusing on poses and aesthetics, music and clothing. Being at home, in my own bare skin, I find that it serves to move me beyond the physical and allows me to delve into the more subtle aspects of being. I can turn my thoughts inward as I am not encumbered by gatherings or restrictions of movement because of my clothing. It’s just me with myself and I can tune into my mind and body and go to work wherever breath and awareness is needed.

I think this helps me as a yoga teacher because it helps me to listen better to my own body and the energy that surrounds me. I think I am much more perceptive than I have ever been and that helps me to gauge the sequencing and flow of the class. I worry less about perfection and judgement. Paradoxically, by focusing on my own body, I believe am better equipped as a yoga instructor to help those that share yoga with me to focus on their own bodies and to show themselves some love.

Bex Honey