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Naked, Nudist, Naturist Chapter Three and Four

The real life stories of a social naturist

The Tranquility of Naturism

“There’s something therapeutic about nudity. Clothing is one of the external things about a character. Take away the Gucci or Levis and we’re all the same.” —Kevin Bacon

Yes the first time social naturism is daunting, challenging, exhilerating and frightening crossing the Naturism Rubicon. Its the first hour being in the nude that is the hardest then one realises that this is the most natural thing in the world. The removal of clothes results in the removal of stress with an adrenalin rush then serene tranquility.

Chapter Four: The Convention of Society

“Conventionality is not morality.” —Charlotte Bronte

“The main hang-up in the world today is hypocrisy and insecurity. If people can’t face up to the fact of other people being naked, or whatever they want to do, then we’re never going to get anywhere. People have got to become aware that it’s none of their business and that being nude is not obscene. Being ourselves is what’s important. If everyone practised being themselves instead of pretending to be what they aren’t, there would be peace.”

—John Lennon

“Adam and Eve entered the world naked and unashamed—naked and pure-minded. And no descendant of theirs has ever entered it otherwise. All have entered it naked, unashamed, and clean in mind. They entered it modest. They had to acquire immodesty in the soiled mind, there was no other way to get it.” -Mark Twain

Society convention and its peoples make the laws Laws induced a textile society. Religion clothed naked jungle tribes teaching them the sin of nakedness. Society pressures to clothe the family at any cost. Yes the reality of seasons, geographic location and weather animal fur covering to keep warm. The overdressed society of the Victorian era. Looking at naturist tolerant countries it would appear that first world countries (most developed) have seen the need to relax naturist laws. Their peoples have been restricted and confined by clothing conventions for too long. Tolerance carries a lot of weight in the civilised society equation.

Tolerance in society, in my mind, has always been the yardstick of a civilised society. Remove tolerance and civilisations collapse. Lets look at third world countries (least developed) which particulary under colonialism and religion enforcement have turned from total or partial acceptable nakedness to being clothed. The thought of nakedness and its benefits are strictly forbidden. I read that in Somoa, an island in the South Pacific ocean, men have to wear long sleeved shirts on the tropical palm fringed beaches of this country. That in Fiji when a visiting female tourist removed her bikini top she was shouted at by the concerned locals in a fear that she would be arrested. Is this civilised or enforced Western civilisation norms? Mahatma Ghandi was once asked what he thought of Western civilisation. His reputed reply was “I think it will be a good idea.”

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