Well! that is some kind of postulation 🙂 Here are the reasons why I think we need to rethink naturism and nudism as a concept.
People do like the dominant culture of modesty and test nude activities, but they do not call themselves naturists. The naturist concept is, therefore, an unnecessary drag on us, because no one identifies with the concept. In many ways, I am one of those who didn’t consider myself as a naturist.
My story short
Here is 4 shots about me:
- I have been sleeping naked for many years.
- I like walking around naked in the at home in my house/apartment.
- I love swimming nude – and for many years I have actually only chosen to swim where I can be naked.
- In the recent years I have stayed at naturist accommodation – which made me accept that I might be a naturist.
Does that make me a naturist? In many years I would say no, now I don’t really care what they call it. I call it “Love to be nude”.
Why wouldn’t I call myself a naturist or a nudist? I think the answer is that I just did what I liked to do, nothing to do with being a part of a group or a concept.
Naturism, nudism has to die?
I think it is time to kill the concept and start thinking on naturism/nudism whatever it is called as a way of living. Why label ourselves with titles that shove us into boxes. Why not just let you be you. Your identity is not just wrapped around one subject/title like naturism, nudism. I know that mine isn’t – maybe it seems like in the reflection of what I do on SpotNaked, but that is just one small part of the man behind the screen who is also known as Peter. Peter is also a web developer, a travel geek, family man, crazy, tech hippie, nature lover and many other labels. Another curiosity is that many people don’t know I am a naturist or I should rather say “Nude Freedom Lover”.
Being a part of a group by telling we are nudists or naturists has in many ways during history helped to push a statement through and fighting for a cause. The time is for changes, we now live in a world where individualism is the norm, we don’t need a group with memberships to show who we are. What is needed is to get back to you. Who are you? The naturist label will always just be a very simple label and the only thing it does is making a distance to other people. The distance is created because when you label yourself the label shows you belong to one group and not another.
We need to kill the memberships and the closed group mentality. Instead, we should grow the acceptance of others including the acceptance of nude living.
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