A group for people with a common interest in using nudism/naturism to normalise nudity in society, and promoting healthy attitudes to the human body. We will share ideas, events, media, etc. that will help make non-sexual nudity acceptable generally and not only in reserved areas. Society's attitudes towards nudity lead to unreal expectations about appearance, shame, and ignorance of what a...
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I created an email address that has the word naked in it and use it when I have to provide it to my insurance company, the city building dept, or ANYONE who I'm fairly sure will not be offended. I just explain, "Oh, that's because we're nudists" and they all seem to take it in their stride. I let them know that we do wear clothes when required - at the gym, grocery store, etc, but I sleep naked and live naked when at home. I save my warm jammies for chilly days. All our children are grown and have left the nest, but although we didn't raise them as nudists (we only changed to a nudist lifestyle 6 years ago) they are accepting, after recovering from the initial shock. They know we have friends who are also nudists who are welcome to remove their clothes when visiting, but they also let me know when they are about to drop by (our kids) to give us an opportunity to cover up. My youngest daughter stated that everyone has their own level of comfort regarding modesty and we respect that in others. I find that sharing my email address creates a great opportunity to help normalize nudity in my community.
Well spreading the good news about nudism / naturism is a wonderful goal. We are a misunderstood group and any positive news or stories are good. Too often the media messages are negative or nudity is used by people as a protest, which is not a bad thing, it gets attention, but it should not be the only thing. Many see nudists as almost being in a cult, or there are orgies at resorts or some other strange or weird goings on. Any time we get to promote nudism in a good light we should.
This is great! I love that you're helping to encourage discussions that normalize nudism and this email is a cool approach. Nobody in my family knows I'm a nudist. That goes for all my friends, coworkers, etc. as well. My nudist friends are people I met though sites like TN and my visit to a nude resort. A new email like this might be a way to selectively give some family and friends a hint and opening to talk about nudism.