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I Went to a Nude Comedy Show

A few weeks ago, I found an email in my inbox with the subject line: “THE NAKED COMEDY SHOW RETURNS.” I opened it and learned that I was on the email list for a nudist Meetup group that I don’t remember joining. The email was an invitation to a nudist comedy show, which required everyone involved, including the audience, to be in the buff. I bought my ticket on the spot.

Even though I was a part of this Meetup group (which, again, I really don’t remember joining), I hadn’t thought much about nudism—but the movement is very important to some people. Nudist events first gained popularity in America in the 1960s, when nude beaches were popularized and Americans started to push back on Puritanical attitudes toward nudity (though there was a long history of nudism before that). Today, according to the Young Naturists of America, there’s a “generational gap” in nudist circles. That is to say, millennials aren’t that into it.

I enjoy being naked in the comfort of my own home, probably more than the average person. The only time I’m not naked in my apartment is when I have company over, or when I’m frying food in the kitchen—it took an oil burn on my chest the size of a third nipple to learn this lesson. In the past, I wore underwear in my sleep due to an irrational fear of spiders crawling up my vagina, but have since overcome this fear by the possibility of a thousand spider eggs hatching inside me. I am purportedly infertile, so that could be my only real chance of motherhood.

As much as I like being naked at home, I have an entirely different attitude about being naked in public. Of course, most people do. While we are generally a nation that agrees a bare human body is inoffensive, we still prefer that bare body stay indoors or on our television and movie screens.

Advocates for social nudity are obviously aware of all this, and thus keep their public nudity within the confines of private property. This comedy show was no exception: It would take place inside a rented-out theater space in the San Fernando Valley. Cameras and recording devices were strictly forbidden, while towels were strictly required.

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There’s Good News for People Who Just Love Being Naked

Not everyone is at their most comfortable when they’re naked. But to those who are, we see you. You’re the “naked people,” the friends who strip down first when the opportunity arises and prefer being in the buff to wearing even the coolest outfit.

“For the most part, I love being naked,” Sarah, 29, told Mic, “It’s very comfortable and I find most clothing, especially footwear, to be very restricting. I am that person that tries to go barefoot as much as possible every summer. I also sleep so much better naked than wearing even the softest, loosest PJs.”

She’s not the only one. Luckily, being naked is really good for you. From the empowerment of embracing your body at its most vulnerable to the health benefits of letting yourself go, there are true advantages to being that person who prefers the buff.

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How I Became A Nudist Through Raelianism and GoTopless by YNA

2012 GoTopless Rally in D.C. Photo: www.gotopless.org

2012 GoTopless Rally in D.C. Photo: http://www.gotopless.org

The first thing people ask me when they find out I’m a nudist is, “When did you become a nudist?”

The easiest way I can explain it is that being a member of the International Raelian Movement helped me get more comfortable with my body and therefore nudity in general. Raelians believe that the body is natural and nothing to be ashamed of. We’re all different, unique and beautiful and should feel comfortable in our own skin.

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Nudism and Values At Young Naturists and Nudists America

Ask Not What The Young Naturists Can Do For You Personally!

Prompted by a discussion in our main Young Naturists and Nudists America FB group:

Jordan’s Views On YNA and Nudism:

I co-founded Young Naturists America about four and a half years ago. While my partner in crime, Felicity Jones, is a bona fide third-generation nudist, my parents had never identified as nudists or naturists. As a kid we would travel around the USA and when possible, we would stay at nudist resorts / naturist campgrounds.  They never pressured us kids but I guess we just took it as an opportunity to run around and have fun with other kids (back then there were lots of kids in naturism).

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Let’s get naked By Natalie Rowthorn

The naked body — particularly the naked female body — has carried a stigma with it since the first printing press printed the Bible. In our culture, covering our bodies is the norm.

Naturally, we have evolved socially since then. There was a time when men would gawk over getting a peek at a woman’s ankles. Now, the more cleavage a woman shows, the better.

Remember, it only counts if you saw a nipple.

It is no wonder why we all lose our heads when a female celebrity’s nude photos or sex tape is leaked to the Internet, especially when it happened without their consent. It’s shocking and provocative.

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8 Reasons You Should Take Your Clothes Off NOW by Jesse Herman

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1) Naked people have more fun
2) Clothes become more fun
3) It’s your natural state
4) You will be healthier
5) Vitamin D
6) Barefoot
7) Improve Fertility
8) It’s not perverted

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How to Practice Nudity in Your Family

As many people come to discover, sex and nudity are not the same thing. Many families are foregoing social taboos, and practice healthy and relaxed nudity in the privacy of their homes—feeling it promotes a wholesome understanding of the human body as it is, not as it is sexualized in the media. This article is not designed to coerce you into baring it all, but rather to help you learn how to comfortably practice nudity in your family, and decide if it’s right for you.

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1. Explore family nudity without feeling it’s abnormal. Young children have not yet acquired a sophisticated understanding of modesty, and really don’t care who sees them naked.
  • This is the time when the parent can teach children not to be self-conscious of their bodies or of their nakedness. This, in turn, will help children associate nakedness to routine activity instead of exclusively sexual activity. As a result, the more prurient forms of nakedness lose their “forbidden fruit” appeal.

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Nudity doesn’t shock us anymore by CNN

In Paris on Thursday, fashion designer Rick Owens gave audiences quite a show when he sent male models down the runway wearing clothes with peepholes that offered a glimpse of the guys’ formerly private parts.

“Nudity is the most simple and primal gesture — it packs a punch,” Owens said of his decision to have his models bare all. “It’s powerful. … Who else can really get away with this stuff? It’s a corporate world!”

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How Naked Is Too Naked? A Locker Room Investigation

Nudity doesn’t frighten me. I’m the first to rip off my shirt in hot yoga, I avoid wearing a bra whenever socially acceptable, and in my first two years of college I posed nude for a figure drawing class. Somehow though, there’s always been one place where the naked etiquette policy has eluded me: the women’s locker room.

My confusion stems from high school, where you only had to take gym class if you didn’t play a sport. Gym was so laid-back that we didn’t shower afterwards because we never broke a sweat. But while my friends and I were walking in lazy circles around the track, the girls on the soccer team were mastering complex lessons on public nudity—like how to put on a sports bra without actually removing your shirt. And I missed them all.

I was forced to confront this hole in my education recently after watching a coworker strip down in the crowded lobby of a Manhattan SoulCycle. I admired her gusto, but I realized I had no idea whether or not it was weird that I just saw someone I work with mostly naked. After asking a few friends what the protocol is, I realized this is a pretty universal problem. So I set out to solve it, once and for all.

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It’s time to stop blaming women for having breasts

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Women who choose to wear clothing that reveals their cleavages are scorned by a hypocritical press – and accused of provoking assaults

Breasts are having a moment. Boobs, tits, baps, funbags – and all the other terms we come up with for a part of the anatomy society finds a little too dangerous to be comfortably called by its own name. (See also, vagina.) Whatever you want to call them, breasts have been firmly in the spotlight in recent weeks.

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