The world could learn so much from naturists, eh?
Nudism? Naturism? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
Whatever other differences she feels about the two terms, I don't see how voyeurism would be involved.
Thanks for highlighting this article. I had read it a day or two ago and was cogitating over some ideas for a blog entry in response. I find it interesting that many people who are new to naturism find it liberating and free from judgement, something that naturists have been trying to argue for many many years. This article is not the first, and won't be the last, where the writer discovers the joys of non-sexual nudity.
As one of your down-under readers, we are just emerging from our winter months and looking forward to the warmer summer months. My partner and I are just now planning a naked break to a clothing-optional venue in early January. We plan to supplement this with more frequent short stays (weekends) at naturist-friendly spots over the coming months and replenishing our naturism batteries.
For an article in a mainstream magazine, I found this reassuringly balanced. Nothing sensationalist about it, which is exactly what we want, surely... if naturism is to be normalised, it needs to be seen as being normal!
I think the divide between the terms naturist and nudist is very much more a European one than a worldwide thing, but I do see where the author is coming from. There are places (such as Cap D'Agde) that do not really reflect the naturism many of us hold dear. Perhaps more exhibitionistic than voyeuristic in many places, but definitely not quite what many would hope for!
I read the article you posted, hopefully it will encourage more woman to try naturism.My wife spoke to new female visitor once and she expressed the same feelings of the freedom and comfort she had and that she felt more safe here naked than at a beach with a swimsuit.
Now if we can only get more young people to at least try the lifestyle.
Nice read. As a male, I get your anxiety and fear being naked in front of gawking men. I am glad you enjoyed yourselves without me staring or harassing you.
To answer your question, yes we did. We just finished three nice days of soaking and swimming at Orient Land Trust's Valley View Hot Springs in central Colorado. Next up will be winter on the Big Island of Hawaii staying at a clothing-optional place with time spent at Kahena Black Sand Beach and other clothing-optional spots.
great article.. good exposure for us.. i am home naturist,, and i have just submitted a short article about me to the AANR Bulletin
I wish I could say, “YesI did!” But I cannot. The closest I found myself to a clothing free area was in the last days of August in Paris. I was only minutes away from a large green space south of Paris center that allows nudity. Being with non nudusts, I passed by.
A nice article compelling to think over many aspects of naturism...