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Why Nude Photos are Important to Naturism
« on: May 07, 2014, 02:16:53 pm »




This is an example of who we are. There is no shame, lust, or degradation.


Imagine if you will that this blog wasn’t about naturism, but about camping and backpacking. In my theoretical camping blog I’d write about my travels, offer advice, discuss issues within the camping/backpacking community, and show you pictures of my trips. No one would get upset about pictures of Yosemite or the Grand Canyon. But in reality my blog isn’t about camping, but nude recreation and the naturist lifestyle.

Since its early days, naturism has been portraying the nude human body in photography. In fact, it was nudist magazines that set the legal precedent for nude images to be published. Up until 1958, it was illegal for nudist magazines to be mailed by the U.S. Postal Service. In SUNSHINE BOOK COMPANY v. SUMMERFIELD, The U.S. District Court of Columbia ruled that nudist magazines could be mailed. This decision also created the precedent for Playboy and other magazines to be published.

The nude human body is the core of our lifestyle, it’s what defines our philosophy and our outlook. And when discussing our way of living, how can we describe it? Sure I can drone on forever about nude recreation in words and sentences. However, nothing describes who we are or what we believe than a picture. Many of my readers recall that my own foray into naturism began by seeing images of non-sexual nudity. Naturist photos act like ambassadors to non-naturists, demonstrating what nude recreation is like.

Seeing nude photos helps eliminate equating nudity only with sexual activity. For the vast majority of Americans, nudity is akin to sexual activity. Movies, TV, and the internet teach us that mere nudity is only erotic. Seeing non-sexual nudity is the first step to removing society’s warped conditioning.

Nude photos also fosters body acceptance. I used to hate how my body looked. I thought I wasn’t the “ideal” body, or a body fit to be a naturist. But seeing many different people nude has changed my outlook. I have finally learned to accept myself, and accept others.

Now I’m not naïve, I know that our lifestyle attracts the wrong people. It’s a sad fact. Our photos can be exploited by some really sick and warped minds. Case in point: naturist photos used to show pictures of entire families, but now because of a few perverts, no naturist in their right minds would allow photos of their children to be posted online. Another sad fact is that the term “naturism” has been hijacked by the porn industry. But this isn’t the fault of naturism or nude recreation. Blaming naturists for having their photos exploited is like blaming a woman for being sexually assaulted because she was wearing a risqué dress. The accountability should be placed on the victimizer and not the victim. I’m not going to stop being a naturist because of a few losers.

Nude photos are a part of naturism. Nudity is part of the naturist experience, but the biggest part of the naturist lifestyle is what takes place between the ears and not the legs. Nude photos serve only as an example of what naturist activities are. There is nothing shameful about the naked human body. The only “shameful” part of nudity is those who exploit it for the wrong reasons.



From: http://aanaturist.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/why-nude-photos-are-important-to-naturism/




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Re: Why Nude Photos are Important to Naturism
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2014, 02:23:12 pm »
I have to pass this thought to my club "Philippine Skinny Dippers" because our current rule is that 'no cameras' during meet-ups.

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Re: Why Nude Photos are Important to Naturism
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2014, 03:01:36 pm »
Great post Danee  :e4444 and I agree as well.  It's this philosophy that would tempt me to post a personal nude photo in the gallery here or something however the thought of "once it goes online its there forever" still makes me think twice about doing so.  Maybe someday.
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Re: Why Nude Photos are Important to Naturism
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2014, 05:32:07 pm »
First picture is good. Like imagery a lot.

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Re: Why Nude Photos are Important to Naturism
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2014, 07:03:23 pm »
A good point, well made

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Re: Why Nude Photos are Important to Naturism
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2014, 07:24:56 pm »
Great article, Danee. Brings up a lot of good points.

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Re: Why Nude Photos are Important to Naturism
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2014, 10:02:09 pm »
Another great post, Danee!  Thanks for sharing it!
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Re: Why Nude Photos are Important to Naturism
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2014, 02:55:38 am »


    :3145  Another great post from Danee! Thanks for sharing!   :cheesy:
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Re: Why Nude Photos are Important to Naturism
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2014, 03:09:40 am »
Holy shit you nailed that one. :D

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Re: Why Nude Photos are Important to Naturism
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2014, 03:43:05 am »
Danee is our own personal Sophia :)

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Re: Why Nude Photos are Important to Naturism
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2014, 06:36:41 am »
Usually when I see naturist photos it just makes me want to be doing whatever they are doing. It might promote our lifestyle but it makes me jealous.  Ha ha
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Re: Why Nude Photos are Important to Naturism
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2014, 07:21:46 am »
Thanks Danee ! Great article  :e4444, I share the view of the whole of this thread, especially the last paragraphs.
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Re: Why Nude Photos are Important to Naturism
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2014, 07:48:42 am »
Danee you are spot on.  Great article.

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Re: Why Nude Photos are Important to Naturism
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2014, 12:07:31 pm »
Love this article!  :e4444  I think it makes a good point about naturist pictures! 

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Re: Why Nude Photos are Important to Naturism
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2014, 02:18:45 pm »
Great article; I really like the last photo.
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