Why be naked? Nudism and the Edenic Call

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Note #1: If you are angered or offended by anything I say, let me know by commenting and we can talk about it. Thank you.

Note #2: This post contains an artistic depiction of female nudity.

Have you heard of the “Edenic Call”?

The Edenic Call is a concept that I heard from a professor.

The Edenic Call is each person’s, deep down, desire to return to the paradise that was lost — Eden.

What does this have to do with nudism? This:

Having talked with nudists on this blog for a little over a week now, I’ve come to the conclusion that people choose the nudist lifestyle because of the freedom that it offers.

The freedom that nudism offers is, at first glance, just from clothes. As the name implies, those who practice nudism go naked.

But nudism offers people other kinds of freedom: A freedom from shame, and a…

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IF EVERYBODY WERE NAKED

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If everybody were naked
Nobody could make fun of my style
I would never be outdated.
I could go to parties with a smile.

Also when I live naked
Laundry bill can never go high.
I go jump into the shower
Suddenly I am a clean living guy.

Of course your clothing
Never gets sunburned
And nobody laughs at your zipper.
If you are the only
Person who’s naked
You look like a mescaline tripper.

But if everyone got naked
We might do away with all war
Because there would be little
That seems worth arguing for.

With all the women naked
There would be an end to their hose.
And girdles out of the question.
They’d be as natural as a spring rose.

But one must be careful.
A park bench can pinch
And hot car seats can burn.
Living nude has problems
But like everything else
It just…

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What I Have Learned From Losing The Nudity Taboo

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A recent post of mine titled What’s Wrong With Nudity has gotten a lot more attention than I had originally imagined it would. It has been re-blogged on several nudist blogs and spread around social media a few times. The post itself has drawn more comments than any other post and has received more hits in a week than my blog had previously done in the last 2 months. I did not expect this much attention for that post but I am glad to see that people are interested in what I have to say about it.

For this post I want to share with you where and how my interest in this subject really got started. Much of what I am going to share regarding my views and experiences I have not shared with anyone or very few people. The Places I have shared have been anonymous online forums…

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What is Wrong with Nudity?

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******DISCLAIMER*****

I am not advocating or promoting nudism, nudity or justifying immodesty, that is not my intent or desire, merely to explore nudity and our cultural perceptions surrounding it as well as how that relates to standards of modesty. 

Growing up in the church I have been taught that nudity is bad. It should be avoided at all cost, that only in private or with a spouse we should be naked. Clothing should not be form-fitting or revealing. There is nothing wrong with these standards, however it has effectively been taught that nudity is bad and that to be naked in the presence of anyone but your spouse is wrong and violates standards of modesty or the law of chastity that is taught in the church.

I have thought about this much over the last year or so and it has been interesting to explore the cultural understandings, both in…

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Nudism vs. clothes

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There are differences between nudism and clothes that make the two exact opposites. Of course, this is true. Let’s talk more about this.

nakedness is cool Examples of nudism vs. clothes.

Clothes are artificial, nudity is natural. Clothes cost money; nakedness is free. Money can buy clothes but not comfort or nakedness. Clothes are restricting and nudism is not. Clothes are a waste of resources and we go green with nudism. We outgrow clothes from our growing-up years when we become adults but we never outgrow our nakedness. Fashions change but nakedness is always in style. Clothes are materialistic but not nakedness. Clothes increase pornography while nudism does not. Clothes divide us while nudism brings us closer together. Au naturel is always in style, no matter the time of year. Nudism is open for anyone because clothed means naked underneath the clothes. The pay of a nudist job is beyond monetary value –…

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Little Is Much…

Struggles of a Christian Naturist

Little is much” is counter-intuitive in American society. We have succumbed to the “Tower of Babel” mentality and a lust for more…MORE…MORE. We want to “make a name for ourselves“. We want more success, more wealth, more influence, more prestige, more power, more control…bigger cars, bigger homes, a more prestigious address, more stuff, more, MORE, MORE. We have succumbed to Satan’s first lie “You shall be as gods“, and we are willing to sacrifice everything on the altar of our success. This, however, is meager fare in God’s economy.

You may not think that you have much to offer to God in the way of resources or talents, but God has a way of using the most unlikely people to do great things in His kingdom. Twelve men, who would never have been awarded “Most likely to succeed

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#nudism as told by two women

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tn5One of the recurring themes on naturists forums is the, somehow, lack of women. It’s sometimes true there are more men than women interested by naturism, online. On nude beaches or nudist resorts, I still feel women are well represented and parity is almost perfect. Now, when you discuss nudism with women and men, women are generally less enthusiast to try. They may feel less secure, more vulnerable. So when other women share their experience about nudism, it’s the kind of information worth spreading.

The first story comes from Kimberlee, who shares her experience at the Caliente Resort in Florida. Kimberlee shares how she moved from body shame to body acceptance by getting naked. As she said to get over her body shame, “I gave myself a challenge to go to a clothing optional resort”. I love the way she shares how people are just behaving normally while naked:…

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