Interview with Steve White

Steve White maintains one of the most body-positive Facebook pages and Twitter feeds you will find anywhere. Follow him, and his inspirational messages and images will remind you every day how important you are, how beautiful you are, and how much you should love yourself first and foremost. ①. Steve, how did you become interestedContinue reading “Interview with Steve White”

Legends of Naturism

Naturism is multicultural! Here are some pithy profiles of nude heroes and heroines from around the world and throughout history.  LADY GODIVA 11th-Century England Truth, or dare? The truth: Her husband, sure of a refusal, dared her to ride through town unattired. But it was the daring Lady Godiva herself who threw down her gauntlet, and everythingContinue reading “Legends of Naturism”

Dump Your Duds at the Door

The nude welcome is a simple and yet profound welcome. Can there be anything as sincere as being welcomed to a friend’s home and being invited to remove your clothes? Your hosts are already nude, they prepare you something to drink, perhaps introductions are made if needed, and all during this time, you are unburdeningContinue reading “Dump Your Duds at the Door”

Beautiful Nude Remedies

She is one of the most memorable characters from one of the most beloved books in the world, and it’s time to recognize her for what she is: a nudist. I’m referring to Remedios la Bella from Colombian Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez’s Cien años de soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude).  “El realismo virtualContinue reading “Beautiful Nude Remedies”

Nudity is a Human Right

WHEREAS human beings manifest bodies that occupy physical volume in space as a necessity of existence; WHEREAS human beings are born naked into these bodies and thus begin, naked, the basic acts of life through the intake of breath and breast; WHEREAS nudity is thus the essential and most natural state in which human beings manifestContinue reading “Nudity is a Human Right”

The Naked Eye

One of the big attractions of naturism and social nudism is the exhilaration of moving naked through space. It’s all that “frolicking” that nudists seem to be universally known for. One of my earliest memories as a toddler was shimmying my clothes off to run naked around my room, jumping on and off the bed. But just aContinue reading “The Naked Eye”

Brazilian Naturist Pioneer Luz del Fuego

A reflection for today by my friend Jorge Bandeira, fellow naturist and artist, and co-founder and current president of the ten-year old naturist group GRAUNA based in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. My translation: On the 96th Anniversary of the Birth of Luz del Fuego  [Luz del Fuego, or “Firelight,” was the stage name of Dora Vivacqua,Continue reading “Brazilian Naturist Pioneer Luz del Fuego”

Primal Magic

The “soundtrack” of naturism is the sound of nature: birds, water, the breeze in the branches, etc. But at a naturist park or nude beach, you’ll hear every kind of soundtrack from folk to rock to hiphop to country to… whatever. One of my favorite albums for naturist inspiration is Primal Magic by Strunz &Continue reading “Primal Magic”

Exposed to Learning

Those of us who are educators as well as naturists / social nudists often ask ourselves how to bridge the two: What are good ideas for structuring a naturist education? What would be the practical constraints of establishing a school where people could be nude? Nude Classroom I While it’s possible to learn about socialism,Continue reading “Exposed to Learning”