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"I particularly love being naked outdoors in the summertime"

Move to California and it can be year 'round.

The older I get, the better "naked in nature" becomes. Ironically, naked indoors has become LESS interesting. Am I turning into a nudist hobbyist?

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Dec 3, 2023Liked by Jillian Page, Fred Heiser

To me, body freedom is not just being naked. Freedom is the ability to choose to either be naked or to wear some warm clothing if and when and where I choose. I don't get some people's obsession with being naked 24/7 even when it's totally uncomfortable, like some act of martyrdom to prove your loyalty to the cause! Yes, it's great to be naked when it's comfortable to do so, or when I'm just too lazy to put any unnecessary clothing on, but it's certainly not a major compulsion. I sleep naked, and spend well over half of my waking hours naked, and that feels fine to me.

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Dec 3, 2023Liked by Jillian Page, Fred Heiser

For some of us nudism is not something we do, like a hobby, it is something we are, like an introvert. We aren’t nudists because we like to take our clothes off. We live clothesfree (as much as practical) because we are nudists. Nudism is part of our nature, and it influences our behavior, just like introversion. Many other people who consider themselves to be nudists act like nudism is just a recreational activity.

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Dec 3, 2023Liked by Jillian Page, Fred Heiser

No we don’t get enough nudism/naturism in our lives. We would love to be able to live in a world where society allowed everyone to dress or not dress always. Until then it’s nude when can clothed when must.

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Dec 4, 2023Liked by Jillian Page, Fred Heiser

I like the way this was worded and the consideration given acknowledging different levels of comfort for nudity. Am nude at home all the time but prefer outdoor nudity specially at the beach. Look forward to being nude with my nudist friends at the beach or any other meeting place. I do not identify with people that want nudity everywhere. I would not want to be or see nude people at any stores like Walmart or the grocery stores. I don’t want to see my neighbors nude getting the mail or washing their cars etc. But I know people that want nudity everywhere , they do not take into account the implications of such freedom. They legalize zed nudity in San Francisco and they immediately has issues with people sitting nude on benches and outdoor chairs, so they had to then pass an ordnance that people had to then sit on a towel pr barrier . They also had nude people showing up at the tourist attractions in the city nudes going on the cable cars, the nudes walking around San Francisco were not like the nudist at a family beach or nudist resort, it was people with jewlery on their generals calling attention the their body parts . Turns out the majority of the nudist on the streets were mostly gay exhibitionist men calling attention to their body parts and walking around, trying to suck the public with their nudity. A total degrading of Nudist I had a kid and manners to other nudist and families, giving nudist a very bad reputation to none nudist that don’t know an Exhibitionist from a traditional recreational nudist. So the City of San Francisco had to make nudity illegal again because of all the unintended mayhem and havoc the exhibitionist did. This is all verifiable on the internet and the photos are quite shocking. So I do not want or wish for nudity anywhere , I knew when San Francisco legalized it all these types were going to hit the streets nude but they are not nudist enjoying nudity as a recreational pastime.

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Dec 3, 2023Liked by Jillian Page, Fred Heiser

No I live in a northern climate (michigan) and feel that I don’t get enough chances to be naked. It is often too cold in the house to be naked often during winter. In summer I go nude by our pool or backyard but my spouse won’t join me. I long for company of others.

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Dec 3, 2023Liked by Jillian Page, Fred Heiser

No, I don't feel I am getting enough body freedom. Winter has happened in Western New York.

Last year was my first naturist experience. I absolutely loved being in nature naked.

I baked my Christmas cookies today in the nude, but I am trying not to over stress my spouse who has been accepting of my new lifestyle.

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Dec 6, 2023Liked by Jillian Page, Fred Heiser

My nudity started back in my Hippy days. More skinny dipping and naked smoke parties. Then a chance meeting with a few Buddhist types started a transformation from sexual to recreational to everyday normal , to spiritual. Now that I am in my 70s, I find nudity normal and comfortable. The above transformations have merged into one path of being

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Dec 6, 2023Liked by Jillian Page, Fred Heiser

I don't get enough naked time—mixed marriage. Formerly I was assistant yogi and chief cheerleader for a ten-year long nude yoga class in Minneapolis, and I still do my poses and weight lifting nude. I'm also active in the local life drawing scene, as artist rather than model. I take a lot of pleasure in being nude socially when I can. Nudism probably has a neurochemical signature akin to a runner's high, but I also believe in it as a moral and rational choice.

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Dec 4, 2023Liked by Jillian Page, Fred Heiser

What is "enough"? Is it just hours spent in the nude? By this, I do get enough: I'm always naked at home, and I spend enough time there to feel free.

Is it time in the sun and wind and rain? By this I'm definitely "malnourished."

Is it time with other naked humans? By this, I get just enough to remind me that we can be free from the conditioned arousal responses drilled into most people.

So I can't answer a simple Yes or No.

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Dec 4, 2023Liked by Jillian Page, Fred Heiser

Being naked most of the time (24/7) does me a world of good & brings serenity. Nudism offers much more courtesy and tolerance towards others. Living without clothing constraints is as simple and natural as the first day we were born.

Thank you Jillian for this text, a credit to nudists. (ツ)

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Dec 3, 2023Liked by Jillian Page, Fred Heiser

Even though we live in southern California, even we start covering up as the weather cools. One gets used to a certain temperature range. Happily we're members of Olive Dell Ranch resort, and there are some warm fall, winter and spring days where we can go join a naked friend or two.

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Feb 1·edited Feb 1Liked by Jillian Page, Fred Heiser

I designed my sundeck, gardens and hot tub gazebo at home specifcally so we could be naked whenever the weather allows and sometimes even when it shouldn't. Still, it''s not enough...I Hike Bike and Paddle Nude all around these beautiful mountains and the Cherokee National Forest and Pisgah National Forest. Within a mine from here I can access the Appalachian trail and the myriad side trails that feed in....from my workplace. GF and I go to Turks and Caicos every winter and enjoy gorgeous beaches all to ourselves, sometimes 1 or 2 other couples nude on Bonefish Beach, Pie Cay or Water Cay....Went to Italy this past summer to see the sights but also to Celebrate my 65th birthday at a beautiful nude beach and resort, Spiaggia di Pizzo Grecco...Almost everwhere we go we find a place to take in a day of nude recreation. A few years ago when our Basketball Team was in the NCAA tournament they played 1st round in Orlando...we took a few extra days to be out on Playa Linda and of course stop and gorge ourselves at Dixie Crosssroads along the way. As I always say, "Be Safe, Have Fun, Get Naked in the Sun!' Rich

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Dec 8, 2023Liked by Jillian Page, Fred Heiser

Nice article, Jillian. Yes, interesting how there are so many and varied interpretations of these terms (and defending these interpretations can become quite bombastic and heated).

Getting enough real-time body freedom, for me is really, never enough, but it is what it is. Hoping to do some life drawing and modelling at our local club tomorrow, and maybe a bit of naked hiking, now summer has arrived here in New Zealand.

Fingers crossed for both

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Dec 7, 2023Liked by Jillian Page, Fred Heiser

You have said it very correct. Our interests in nudism/naturism varies to the extent. However it may be because of personal preferences, weather conditions, society barriers & finally the local legal laws. The crux of the matter is that, we all love to remain in our most natural state maximum possible.

Though I will surely love to be naked all the time, the weather, local legal laws & the society where in I live, don't allow me to remain naked out of my home. Hence I am not getting enough real-time body freedom as one gets it in nature & in public places with like minded naturists.

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Dec 6, 2023Liked by Jillian Page, Fred Heiser

Given a choice I would be less dressed. This does make my nude time more enjoyed. I look forward to times of social nudity with people I know and people who I will come to know.

Sometimes the environment gontrols our actions.

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