RE:Is There a Sexual Side to Nudism?

I think that there is sexual aspect to nudism because we're sexual creatures, we just act like adults ad don't cross any lines because we love the non-sexual attributes of nudism too much and because we respect one another.Kevin

I agree. We can't turn our sexuality on and off clothed or not. As nudist, we realize that, just because we are nude, we are not propositioning for sex.

We met a couple at MAR that met at MAR. They were both single members and they started a relationship just like they would have if they met at work or a bar.

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RE:Is There a Sexual Side to Nudism?

Men and women alike will always find other men and women attractive in what ever combination that may take, it is human nature. That's why single guys and girls all over the world go out on Friday and Saturday nights every so often in the hope of meeting 'the one'. A percentage of that is physical sexual attraction, why should it be any different with a naturist environment. The only difference is that we get to see more straight away and though many don't care to admit it, it can stir desire. Being able to admire beauty is a wonderful thing in any setting. The other possible difference may be that as naturist we are more accepting of all body shapes and sizes that many textiles would be more critical of because of stereotyping and the perception of what is beautiful in society.

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RE:Is There a Sexual Side to Nudism?

Men and women alike will always find other men and women attractive in what ever combination that may take, it is human nature. That's why single guys and girls all over the world go out on Friday and Saturday nights every so often in the hope of meeting 'the one'. A percentage of that is physical sexual attraction, why should it be any different with a naturist environment. The only difference is that we get to see more straight away and though many don't care to admit it, it can stir desire. Being able to admire beauty is a wonderful thing in any setting. The other possible difference may be that as naturist we are more accepting of all body shapes and sizes that many textiles would be more critical of because of stereotyping and the perception of what is beautiful in society.

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RE: Is There a Sexual Side to Nudism?

Not to me! It is just a different way of life.

Agreed

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RE:Is There a Sexual Side to Nudism?

Short answer Only if a person makes it so. Nudism as a practice isnt sexual but human being are and some try to force their sexuality into the motivation behind their "nudist" activities. Some people like to suggest that nudism is like sexual activity because they are both natural. However there is nothing inherently sexual about the naked body. IMO along as people using the nudist label keep suggesting a tie between the naked body and sex nudism will not be accepted in mainstream America. Historicallyin America every time nudism has been associated with sexuality or sexual freedom nudism as a practice takes a hit. It ends up with less mainstream acceptance.

In Europe and England where is more allowable venues for social nudism in mainstream it is decidedly non sexual, with one big exception. In Mexico and Brazil where are making great strides despite being highly religious societies it is again focused on non sexual. This doesnt mean nudists arent sexual being it just sexual activity isnt an automatic part of every naked encounter and experience.

There are so many things that people can do naked with the situation being sexually charged or lead INF to sexual activity. It strikes me that people who get hung up on the sexual have had limited or no genuine non sexual social nudist experience. Go participate in a nudist volleyball tournament the last thing on peoples mind is sex. They are trying win and play well. Go to a naked cookout people are just enjoying good food and good company they typically dont have sex on the brain. Go to a clothing optional concert or festival folks are enjoying good music other festival activities and time with family and friends not thinking about sex or showing off their naked bodies.

So nudism as a practice isnt sexual but individual who maybe nudist and humans are sexual beings. My thoughts which seem to be less of a reflection of the current energy on this site.

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