Kansas city nudist group – how nudism changed life

Written by Peter Terp. Posted in Videos

I found this short news interview interesting. I think it explains a lot about naturism :-)

Kansas City nudist group is living life to its fullest while being fully unclothed.

At the age of 56 Julie Dailey is finally at a point in her life where she is happy with herself. She owns her own business as a tax specalist, she let her hair grow gray and she carries a few more pounds than she used to,but she is confortabel wiith her body.

Dailey: “I no longer feel that I need to try to starve myself to be something that I am not”.

As strange as it sounds, she got here by becoming a nudist. For years Dailey – like many women – hated her body.

Dailey: “My whole life I had grown up in this culture where, if your not thin enough you are not good enough and I was tired of it.”

So, she went up to Turtle Lake resort in Michigan, swallowed her fear and went for it.

Dailey: “I did finally go into my tent, take my clothes of, wrapped up in a towel and I walked outside and the world did not implode. Nobody even looked at me!, You know, I just fit right in.”.

She is now involved with “Hardly Naturists” a nudist organization right in Kansas City, there are more than 60 active members and the group continues to grow.

Dailey: “We are very lucky, because in Kansas city we got 2 nudist lakes within an hour’s drive, we have a nudist camp within 1½ hour.”

This stigma is still there. Many members of Hardly Naturists, has to keep this part of their life a secret. Some – even keeping it from family members. they say that they have to live their lifes in the shadows, because they say that society does not accept their lifestyle.

Ray: “We all have a human body and god created it and god doesn’t create anything that is bad and shameful. So what is the big deal about it?”

Ray who asks us not to use his last name, has been a nudist for more than 20 years.
Ray: “I have always been pretty shy and pretty low on self confidence.”
It was nudism that brought him out of his shell.

Dailey: “It is not about judging people, and that is probably why I feel safe. we are just on a level plane field.”

Both Julie and Ray stress that It is newer about sex!
Ray: “Believe it or not – that is for most people that are nudist, it is the furthest things from people’s mind.”

Hardly naturists has a strict screening process to make sure that the people who join are there for the right reason.

Dailey: “It is not a spectator sport, we are not there to show ourselves to you, we are there to just be.”

They camps, swim, sports and games just like everyone else.
Dailey: “It is ok to be who you are.”

Except in their case they are more comfortable in their own skin.

What is your experience?

True nudist interview with Katrina Rainsong

Written by Peter Terp. Posted in Videos

I have just viewed this wonderful interview with Katrina Rainsong – who is a nude yoga teacher and a naturist – and wanted to share it with you. I have made some kind of a transcript of the video. You can either read the text or view the video. I hope you enjoy it.

The interview starts with

I am Katrina, I am a lot of things, obviously I am a nudist, massage therapist, yoga teacher – I teach nude yoga class, I am alsoI help women with childbirth, performance artist, model, dancer, acrobat and I am a mom. I have also written 2 books, one about nude yoga and one about womens health and sexuality. Yeah I am a busy bee.

What is nudism to you?

Nudism to me is about freedom. It is about just going with what you feel and being open, being open with your body, free expression and that includes not wearing clothes if you not feel like it. Like not wearing clothe when you don’t feel like wearing clothes.

How did you get into nude yoga?

I actually didn’t have a major passion for nude yoga. I was just finishing my Yoga teacher training. I was done – and I had a friend who was getting a wellness center started and what she wanted was to do nude yoga. And as exicted as she was about it, she wasn’t ready to do the teaching herself.
Most of my friends know that I am probably naked anywhere so she offered me the class – and I found my niche

Does nudism extend past yoga for you?

Yah nude yoga does extend pasy yoga for me. It is about freedom and it is about comfort. I am nude at home a lot or at least topless, I love being out in nature, sunbathing by the lake, being with friends and feeling comfortable when we are together

Do you consider yourself a nudist?

I don’t refer to myself as a nudist. Uptil now I haven’t been searching for nudist events, and nudist catherings. But I have started to do it – so yeah I am a nudist.

When did you realize that you were a nudist?

I have actually always been very comfortable in my body. I has always been the one they put a rumor about in junior high , becuase I didn’t hide in the locker room to change clothes, or close the bathroom door to pee. I have always been like – we are all girls, so who cares. But I got strange reactions because most girls has problems with their body image.

What was your first experience in a social nudist setting?

It was probably when I was 17, when my girlfriends and I had a kind of natural beauty day – that was what we called it. So we went skinny dipping in the river. We used the riverbank – out there – just enjoying being a woman.

Where do you wish nudity was acceptable that it’s not?

I just kind of wish it was more overall accepted. Why should I have to have my shirt on just to check my mail? It seems a little silly. On beaches and other places where you are almost nude anyway. What is the difference on having a tiny bikinitop on or being topless. I think everyone kind of need to get over it, and recognize it is just body and skin. It doesn’t have to be sexual until you make it sexual.

True Nudists :: Understanding Nudism with Katrina Rainsong from True Nudists on Vimeo.

Video: Costa Natura Naturist Holidays in Spain

Written by Peter Terp. Posted in Videos

I visited Costa Natura earlier this year (2013 in july) – The place wasn’t exactly my kind of place, but it was ok for what it was. The appartments were ok, the water was fine and the same can be said about the pool and other facilities. Maybe the place is something for you – check out the video below or read my review of Costa Natura – which is located in Spain about 1 hour drive from Malaga.

Nudist Difficulties – Video post

Written by Peter Terp. Posted in Videos

The video is about the difficulties in being a nudist – I found it really thoughtful. Below is a rough transcript of some of the difficulties talked about in the video.

Archaeseik says: There has gone 2 years since the last time he has been on a nude

It can be hard just because you have to deal with money issues, it can cost up to 100$ a day just in entrance fee. Then there comes extras like gasoline, food and others.

Another issue is distance – there can be a very large distance to nude places.

There is a limited amount of people in the area which are nudists, and those who are in the area doesn’t have something in common outside nudism. It doesn’t make any sense to go over to another guys house just to be naked, if there is nothing in common besides the nudity.

You can’t just ask some random people, hey do you want to be naked! I think many will find that rather creepy.

You need to view the full video to get the full story.

What is your opinion on the problems?

Nudist Difficulties by Archaeseik

Ethical naturist vs Casual naturist

Written by Peter Terp. Posted in Videos

NudistRantings900 discuss the difference between Casual Nudism and Ethical Naturism. He was inspired by the naturist living show on the same topic. I think he has done a really good job in his first Vlog.

He will talk about why a naturist is not just a person who loves to be naked. There are many different variants and they are brilliantly discussed in this video

Congratualtion with the good result. Take a look and enjoy.

California nude beaches – Nothern edition

Written by Peter Terp. Posted in Nude beach guides, Videos

See the most spetacular nude beaches that California has to offer. Learn about the secret clothing optional hideaways including rare footage never seen before, shot in HD. This revealing bare all beach tour, reveals the joy of going au natural first hand. For the first time California nude beaches – Nothern edition is available on video. it can be found on Amazon as instant video or DVD.

The video is beautifully edited, narrated, and musically scored, Nude Beaches of California includes more than 40 minutes of amazing footage of scenic beaches and California’s best kept secrets. Visit Nude Beaches of California homepage

Nude Beaches of California by DaneVanRose