United We Stand, Divided We Stand

Go ahead, continue siting on you duffs minding your own business as the author of this particular blogger does and our lifestyle will become completely illegal as it is in Arkansas where if you are nude in your own home and someone peeks through your closed curtains sees you, they can call the police and have you arrested. YOU WIN NOTHING BY DOING NOTHING!!! I personally believe we need to fight for our rights to be nude and make it a clothing optional world.

“There are two factions to the naturist community as there are in most societies today. The militants who want to protest, fight for our rights and live active nudist lifestyles (and let’s face it we need people like them to fly the flag) and then there are others like me who just want to be able to sit on a beach and mind their own business.”

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I read an interesting article from homeclothesfree today about why the naturist community is failing. The article (A House Divided Cannot Stand – What’s Happening To The Clothes Free Community) sought to explain the reason for the struggle to make naturism a more recognised and accepted pastime / lifestyle. That within the community itself there were a number of issues which needed to be addressed if the clothes free community wanted to stand together as a force to be reckoned with.

Within the article a number of issues were raised including attitudes of non religious nudists/naturists towards religion, organizations and clubs challenging the credibility of other groups, families and couples hostility towards singles, female naturist intimidation, bloggers undermining others and bad mouthing to get attention and gay and lesbian acceptance into the naturist community. There were many other examples which you can find in the article linked above.

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The female photographer

the sl naturist

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I’ve not been contributing much lately. If you’re an SL regular, you’ll know that feeling. Sometimes RL simply swamps you. And ‘swamp’ is an appropriate word!

You might have read Ella’s postings on the storms that have battered the UK in recent weeks. I was ‘victim’ to them, although I thankfully got off much lighter than many others. Our garage, set on the hill to the side of our house, was flooded, and we did lose electricity to our house for several days and some of our ‘white goods’ (our freezer, washing machine and tumble drier) were all lost to the water, alongside much of the remainder of the contents of the garage…lawnmower, etc.

Anyway, life goes on.

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The house is largely back to normal now, and SL time can return 🙂 Hoorah!

The only ‘upside’ to the flooding around us (we’ve not been affected this last, awful week) is…

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Why isn’t social nudity thriving?

Naturist Philosopher

As promised, we’re going to discuss the problems facing social nudity in the U. S. currently. It’s generally recognized by people who enjoy social nudity that there are lots of problems. Hardly anyone would deny that. A golden age for naturism and nudism this isn’t. (This discussion may apply to similar countries as well, though there are often differences.)

And as we observed in Naturism and creativity a week ago, explicitly describing what the problems are is the essential next step to dealing with the problems after recognizing their existence.

Let’s also keep in mind that, in spite of the problems, there are changes occurring in U. S. society which are potentially positive for social nudity. That has been discussed here, for example. These changes include:

  • There is rapid evolution of Internet services that potentially allow many new channels of communication between people who enjoy social nudity, and outreach…

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