nakedness in the home raises body positive kids 

Want to raise body positive kids? Let them see you naked

I grew up in a ‘naked house’. My parents weren’t naturists, far from it. But they were relaxed enough to appear in the corridor completely starkers on their way to the bathroom. Dressing gowns were optional. The sight of my mother’s boobs familiar. Nudity wasn’t a big deal.

I’d like to think that I am just as relaxed with nudity in my own home. My children often see me naked – whether it be the early morning dash to the loo, or (more frequently) because they’ve wandered into the bathroom while I shower. Nudity isn’t a big deal in our house either.

Like most parents, my aim is to bring up children who have healthy and positive attitudes to their bodies. I believe that by showing them I’m comfortable with my body I can role model the attitude I’d like them to emulate.

A recent report from British Naturism backs this belief. In ‘Children deserve better’ researchers argue that “wholesome body attitudes” lead to fewer body image disorders and more sensible attitudes to life.

“This should be done ideally by bringing up children in a naturist environment where body honesty is key,” the report says.

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Blogging mom on parenting site gives reason to be clothes free at home

7 Reasons Why You Deserve to Hang Out Naked in Your Home

An important debate is raging in homes all around the country: Should you have the right to wander nude at home, or should you cover up? To me the answer seems obvious — of course you should feel free to go au naturel in your own home. I mean, does this concept even need defending? Apparently it does, because here’s a story all about the painful travails of prude people who have been exposed to the sight of their naked neighbors. Quelle horreur! (Fans herself.) So now that’s one more thing you have to worry about: Protecting the people in your neighborhood from the sight of your flesh.

Source: The Stir http://thestir.cafemom.com/home_garden/164569/7_reasons_why_you_deserve

Blogging mom on parenting site gives reason to be clothes free at home

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.

Seven day clothes free experiment

The great naked experiment: Why 7 days without clothes was so worth it

There have been several studies on the benefits of sleeping naked, and yet according to a national survey, only 8 percent of Americans do it! This was hard for me to come to terms with because aside from the fact that the majority of our nation has no idea how fantastic sheets feel on bare skin, it can help you sleep better, lose weight and even improve your relationship. This got me thinking, if sleeping naked can enhance my life so significantly, what if I spent more time naked on a day-to-day basis? Could it possibly make a difference in just one week?

I spoke with Dr. Fran Walfish, Beverly Hills relationship psychotherapist, author of The Self-Aware Parent and co-star on WE TV’s new show Sex Box, and she thought it was a great idea, as long as my boyfriend (who I live with) was willing to go along with it. She told me, “sleeping naked can be good for your health because it can reduce blood pressure. It can also be a wonderful antidote to stress and depression.” Dr. Fran’s done a bit of naked experimentation herself and said, “the more I walk around naked, the more I become more familiar, more comfortable, and the more things I can like about my body.” All this made me that much more excited to try it out myself.

Thus, began my week-long naked study where anytime I was home, I’d lose all the clothes and carry on life like normal. Here’s what transpired and what you’ll learn if you try it, too.

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What clothes free living unlocked in me

 There are things inside me that I had been wanting to experience, but couldn’t touch. It wasn’t just a matter of desiring to do something, but the desire to desire anything at all. I was lost in a down spin of depression and inaction. Layers wrapped all about my skin, I couldn’t feel. And so, I took to eating to capture a feeling, to fill a void and, at the same time, to avoid feeling. I would come home from work or yoga or an outing, curl up on the couch and just eat constantly until bed time while the TV flashed before my eyes.

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At home clothes free my experience (a female perspective)

This is about at home nudism. I just thought to tell my story and wrote my thoughts. I hope you like it.

When I was a little girl I lived in my home country of Greenland. It’s not a good place for nudists, even with global warming making the ice retreat. So I wrapped myself in many layers of clothes, like everyone did. The clothing was another person on me, so heavy. I didn’t know anything different until I came to Toronto, Canada. My half-sister lived in Toronto with her man and their children. The children were young and they liked to go nude around the house and sometimes go to the country and be naked there. It was strange for me to see them that way, but I saw how happy they were. I was shy but I joined them. I tried being nude outdoors at a forest. We swam in a pond and sat under the sun. I felt very different–so free and happy. I wanted to run around that way.

When we would go home we put on clothes and then it felt strange to me. The clothes was tight against my skin and rubbed in some places and hurt. At home I wanted to take off the clothes again. My sister’s family did the same. It was not a rule, just they do everything without thinking to put on clothes first. My sister is a good example. She takes a shower, of course she’s nude, then after using a towel to dry she goes downstairs to get a drink. Maybe her daughter needs her help so she goes to help. Or her man is on the sofa reading a book and he is nude too. Nothing different, doing normal things without bother to put on clothes.

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I’m a Instagram Pariah

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Downward facing dog Adho mukha savasana

Today my Instagram account got deleted because people kept reporting my pictures.I post clothes free yoga pictures on my Instagram account. Not as a way to get attention but as a way to show how beautiful and perfect the two go to together. I felt like my pictures was a book and I was telling this story which only the eyes could see.As I began to post more and more of these beautiful pictures.More of my pictures were taken down from Instagram, because of people reporting them. My friends kept giving me advice like make my page private, stop posting naked pictures or do both. But I couldn’t understand why should I stop doing something that is done only out of love and to also inspire others. There is that saying the “The beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and the way society is going is that what you wear and how much you spend is beauty.

Eagle pose Garudasana

Everyday I see people post pictures of homophobic, racist ,sexiest and much worse stuff everyday on Instagram and not one single picture gets reported. Has society become numb to this type of behavior? I honestly font know. All I know is that I post pictures that express my mind,body and soul for the world to see and yet somehow people have become offended. How can that be? I honestly do not have the answer. But I know that yesterday I posted a picture of me in a downward dog naked (pictured above) and this morning my account was deleted. I could have just said oh well and given up. But honestly it just gave me more motivation to keep posting and keep inspiring others. So I made two account one for the general public with clothes on and one private for only people who admire yoga and the human body. My friend Gina said today “as long as there are emails there will be more Instagram accounts