When I swim – I prefer skinny dips – what do you prefer?
I keep wondering why it is such a big thing that a person show their body naked. Today it is illegal for a woman to be topless and breastfeed in public in 35 US states. In less tolerant states can an exposed nipple put a woman in jail for up to three years and cost $2,500 fine. How can that be such a big thing?
Do you remember this scene. One sees Justin Timberlake in a sliding motion dance toward Janet Jackson, standing close to her, and a little awkwardly move your hand toward her chest, just as he sings: “Bet I’ll be You Naked …”. In 9.16 seconds watching millions of viewers a bared breast with a star-shaped necklace over the nipple. Nobody remembers what happened after the break in the Super Bowl fight that night in 2004 at Houston’s Reliant Stadium. But all remember seeing a naked breast. In USA this was a major scandal, and probably also in many other countries. In Denmark it wasn’t a big thing though.
I was recently banned on Facebook, for posting one or more images which showed a bare nipple. If I had posted a picture of a manslaughter og violence I most likely wouldn’t get banned. I just can’t get into my head why murder is much more accepted than nudity. We were born naked and naked is our natural state – why have we become so afraid of who we really are?
The right to choose
I believe in that people should have the right to be free in there living as long as they don’t harm other people. If you prefer to be nude, are gay, muslim or other religions etc. I believe in that all should have the freedom to choose. This freedom comes with ressponsibility – the responsibility to not push people to do things that are against there will, and the responsibility to be open minded to others. We all have our small fragments of strangeness – I love it.
I do not think we should cultivate violence, by legalizing violence and murder of social medias, while prohibiting natural things such as nudity on social medias. This distortion of what is ok and what is not ok, will cause problems in the form of more violence and body image problems.
When you frequently see violence and dead bodies without problems on example Facebook you will overtime think of it as natural. I don’t want violence and murder to be natural- will you?
When you never see a naked body, and when people are banned for posting a naked body on Instagram or Facebook, you will start thinking this is bad, this is not natural, this is not ok. In the end you will start wondering how an average naked body looks like. I don’t think this is a good development.
I believe we should start promoting the natural and good things in life instead of promorting bad things.
Shouldn’t we promote what is good in live, shouldn’t we promote what is natural?
Body shame, like prejudice, is not natural. It is learned from others and benefits no one.
It has been some time since I last posted some naturist inspiration. This time it is nude beach yoga, probably because I miss the sun so much here in December. The inspiration is based on 3 videos with nude beach yoga. I hope you get inspired.
Pure Nude Yoga
Pure Nude Yoga – Ocean Goddess Trailer
Nude yoga on the beach
The year is on its end and we are all started looking forward to 2015 and what the year will bring. I have looked back on the past year and on what you liked the most on my blog. Below you get the top 10 most read posts on my blog in 2014.
India’s hidden nude beaches
There are probably not many who think naturism when they think of India. However, it is quite possible to find naturist beaches in this land of mystery. I have made a small collection of hidden nudist beaches in India.
Read the full article
3 nude Cooking videos
The title tells the story – three videos with nude cooking collected in one video.
Wath all three videos here
Naturist friendly beaches on Bali, Indonesia
A collection of naturist friendly spots on Bali. Some of them might not be worth the risk, others might be worth it.
Check out the beaches here
Kindi Stone – “I’m a nudist and I love it”
Well I think I need to let Kindi Stone talk for herself.
Check out the video in the post
50 natural nordic women in the buff
Danish Fashion Photographer Søren Rønholt has created a photo project where 50 woman shows everything, without styling and makeup.
Full post can be read here
5 reasons why you should go on naturist vacation with children
How many times have you been travelling with children as a naturist? This post gives an insight into why it can be a really good idea to travel with children on naturist vacations.
Read the insight here
Growing up Nudist documentary
Extreme Parents Growing up Nudist documentary from ABC News – Is it really that extreme? Meet the Reamers, a family of four living at a nudist camp.This is a documentary from ABC news
View the documentary here
Activity inspiration: Naturist sailing
Nude sailing holidays are an increasingly popular way of spending a holiday. There are probably many reasons why – you can get inspired in my post about naturist sailing.
Get inspired to go nude sailing
Naked hiking tips
Naked hiking is getting more and more popular, and it is actually a wonderful way to experience nature, If you haven’t been hiking naked before you might need some basic advices.
Read the hiking tips
4 reasons why young people are not naturists
It seems like a endless problem – naturists seems mainly to be male, 45+. I would love if there were more young people. Here is my 4 reasons why there aren’t more young naturists.
Read my 4 reasons here
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all – I hope you will have a naked 2015
We are struck by a paradox between that we have been afraid to show own bodies naked while a public space that is overexposed with bodies and nudity.
I have a lifetime had the most naturally without clothes on the beach
I have always had a relaxed attitude to nudity in every way – my own as well as others – just a clothes free life as much as possible
And therefore also standing as a model for various nude photos, bodypainting etc. when I have been asked
I have gone to the naked yoga in yogafactory, Copenhagen – unfortunately, with too few participants – but hopefully it comes back – and moreover an obvious opportunity as hotyoga – and nakedyoga is by no means as transboundary as someone might think and certainly not with a lot of sweat in the face – latest news I’ve heard today is, that there will be naked yoga again in early 2015 in a different place in Copenhagen
Just be in the moment as you are – namaste
Love to do a little morning exercise at home every morning – and it’s done fine in the bar ass whether it’s with hula hoop ring or “plank” or various yoga exercises, hand weights etc.
Love to attend midnight bathing with saunagus which are held regularly in an old bath house in Copenhagen, it’s with mixed age and gender – optional clothing – so it isn’t really a naturist place, but people just are complete relaxed and most naked – and a nice social atmosphere.
Always without modesty
The danish singer Szhirley is involved in a new children’s song ‘Barrøvsindianer’, which is about how nice it is to run around with bare bums
Children should be allowed to be free Szhirley says in an interview. As a parent and a naturist I can only agree with her.
– It is the world’s coolest song on the very best, that we all knew when we were little. Namely running around with a bare butt at home, in the garden, in the park and on the beach, writes the 38-year-old musician, who in 2013 was hosted by the children’s Eurovision Song Contest, on her Instagram profile.
Shirley has a hidden agenda in the music, she want to set focus on that it is ridiculous, to get worked up about small children without much clothes on playing with each other.
– Can’t we just stop the stupid sexualization of children showing each other their small willy and suchlike? It must you who have a serious problem. There’s something wrong with you if you can not bear to see a 4-year child with a bare bum building sand castle at Bellevue beach (popular beach in Denmark, Copenhagen), writes the pop singer.
The song is written by Kalle B. (know from TV with his songs for children). Besides Szhirley the producer Christoffer Stjerne is also involved in the song.
Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.
Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
I live in Denmark / Copenhagen
I have a lifetime had the best of nude bathing and have never seen own or others’ nudity as an issue – probably a little hippie-like on this point
I have never been involved in anything associational, because what I feel is natural does not need to get into the “box”
I have never called me naturist. I have only used the word naturist if I searched online
Once nude bathing very common in Denmark, but I feel it has changed and liberty has moved south, especially to Spain.
I love self summer holidays in ibiza and especially formentera regarding naturist life and be able to swim, sunbathe and play beach tennis naked – the great sense of liberty everywhere.
At Ibiza my favorite beach is Salinas around Sa Trinxa
The crystal clear, turquoise-colored water and, and the possibility of nude bathing almost everywhere – optional-clothing – attracts – the equal gender and age distribution – and of course the weather is also a definite plus.
Favorite beach is clearly Platja des Canyers 5 min. walk from Es Pujols west. A small beach only 85 meters long, but very cozy and where up to 70% are naturists. Most have food and drink with, but otherwise there are only 5 min. walk to one of the sides to find what you want to eat / drink at a cafe. So many people are the same we meet year after year and get to know, whatever country they are from.
Whether you are into snorkeling or beach tennis can Platja des Canyers clearly recommended.
Of course there are many other beaches eg. Migjorn which is also visited by bicycle. The beaches all the way from Es Pujols up against Playa Llevant to Es Palmador I would definitely recommend. Illetas is too crowded in July / August. But 5 minutes walk to the other side you get to the much quieter Levante beach.
The released, a little hippie-like atmosphere – and bohemian atmosphere everywhere on Formentera indictments. If you love the cozy cafés in the evenings I would definitely recommend to stay in or near Es Pujols.
Always without modesty
and check also my other – new – article