"AND THEY WERE BOTH NAKED, THE MAN AND HIS WIFE, AND WERE NOT ASHAMED."

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Update

Well a lot has been happening over the past few months. We thought we found the perfect spot for what we had been wanting to do but things did not go as planned.  So here we are back at square one, searching. This has taken me away from my blog and I really hate that. I will try to post more as I can but I have not forgot all of you that have been with me since the beginning of this blog page. (.)(.) Live Free (.)(.)

Naturism

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Naturism had many different philosophical sources and means many things to different people. There is no one definition. In 1974, the INF defined naturism as: .... a lifestyle in harmony with nature, expressed through personal and social nudity, and characterised by self-respect of people with different opinions and of the environment.
At one end of the spectrum are the nudists who just enjoy a nude life style, and at the other are the naturists, who have deeply held beliefs and see communal nudity as just one of many important principles.
The naturist philosophy has several sources, many of which can be traced back to early 20th century health and fitness philosophies in Germany and England, although the concepts of returning to nature and creating equality have much deeper roots.

How to Become a Nudist

There are numerous advantages to the nudist lifestyle, including the pleasure of feeling the sun all over your body, no tan lines, and the healthy self-confidence that naturism reflects. Many people are ready to try nudism yet don’t know how or where to practice it. Start with Step 1 below to increase your comfort with nudism and help you find ways and places to spend time nude, or (if you need more specific advice) check out the sections listed above.

Method 1 of 3: Understanding Nudism

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    Recognize that nudity is natural. We are born naked and it is our natural state. Clothing keeps us warm and is often necessary to wear in public, but that doesn't mean it needs to be worn at all times. There's a time for letting your natural self just be. Imagine the freedom that will come with feeling the air and sun touch your skin everywhere, not just places that are normally exposed.
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    Get to know the purpose of nudism. Nudism, also called naturism, is about more than the simple act of being nude; it's also about getting closer to nature. In your natural state, there are no boundaries between yourself and the natural world. How freeing and exhilarating would it feel to lie naked on the beach, or under a tree, one with the natural world and comfortable in your own skin? People choose naturism to reach this particular height of happiness.
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    Know that nudity isn't always sexual. Yes, people have sex naked, but nudity itself does not have to be sexual. Revealing clothing is often more sexually suggestive than being totally naked, since it leaves more to the imagination. If you're worried that becoming a naturist means you're opening yourself up to unwanted sexual encounters, know that for many naturists, it's about being free and natural, not lecherous.
    • Being a naturist is not about having public sex or exposing yourself to others. Many naturists are modest people who choose naturism for the above reasons, and not in order to sexually connect with people.
    • That said, nudity can be pleasing to the senses in a sexual way. The feel of air or water flowing uninterrupted across your entire body awakens the senses and may be arousing. This is healthy and natural. You should not feel ashamed to have or explore these sexual feelings. Suppressing sexual feelings is unhealthy in general, and suppressing them in the context of naturism negates the healthy benefits of a naturist lifestyle.

Method 2 of 3: Practicing at Home

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    Sleep naked. Not topless or in your underwear, completely naked. Sleeping naked promotes relaxation and thus improves the quality of your sleep. On warm nights, sleep naked and skip bed-coverings, too, and see how good you feel fully exposed to the open air.
    • If you find sleeping naked difficult, work your way up to it. Shed one piece of clothing, for example your pajama top, and when you’re accustomed to sleeping without that, shed the next piece, and so on until you’re sleeping nude.
    • Try opening a window near your bed (keeping the blinds closed) to let a breeze in. Remember that part of being a naturist is to feel closer to the natural world.
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    Spend as much time as you can around the house naked. Stay naked after a shower. Towel dry and go about the rest of your routine naked. Advance to being naked while you’re eating, while you’re cleaning, and especially while you’re relaxing, be it in front of the TV, with a good book or sunning in your backyard.
    • If you exercise at home, do it naked, unless it's uncomfortable not to wear a sports bra.
    • Remember to respect others' boundaries when it comes to nudity. When you're naked in your house, keep the blinds and curtains closed. Don't sunbathe nude in the yard unless you have a high privacy fence.
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    Talk to your partner about nudism. Being naked in a nonsexual way with your partner may take your intimacy to the next level, plus it means you'll be able to stay naked when he or she is in the house. Discuss whether this is something you could explore together. If your partner isn't into it, ask if he or she would be comfortable with you doing it by yourself.

Method 3 of 3: Joining Nudist Communities

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    Locate a nudist community. A online search will help you locate your nearest nudist club or beach. Once you’re comfortable being naked at home, take the next step and visit the naturist community. Be sure you know the rules and expectations of the community before you go.
    • Don’t let feelings of inadequacy hinder you. Once you visit a nudist community, you’ll realize that everyone is different in some way and that none of it is wrong. The visitors aren't worrying about their bodies, or yours, they’re simply there to enjoy the pleasure of naturism in a friendly environment.
    • Some nudist communities encourage sex. Be aware of whether that's something you want to experience before you show up.
    • Participate in online forums. These can be great resources for people who want to discuss the life of a naturist and swap information on good naturist destinations.
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    Take a nudist holiday. France is an excellent nudist destination, famous for its nude beaches. If France is too far, closer to home you should be able to find clothing-optional resorts, natural mountain hot springs for nude soaking, and skinny-dipping spots.
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    Continue to be naked whenever you can. Check out your local laws regarding being topless in public, including at parks, swimming pools and at the beach. Likewise, you can participate in one of the fun naked bike rides that take place the world over. Go nude where it is appropriate, hiking, nature reserves. Be comfortable with yourself and by experience one can go nude as long you don't upset other people. 
 http://www.wikihow.com/Become-a-Nudist

Public nudity may be more common in the future, says sociologist


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Public nudity may be more common in the future, says sociologist

For Gustavo Gomes da Costa, body carries political content.
Naturist already says ' naked of RS ' does not relate to your practice.

Glauco Araújo The G1, in São Paulo
Carina Moreschi é naturista e acredita que 'peladões do RS' querem chamar atenção (Foto: Glacy Moraes/Arquivo Pessoal)Carina Moreschi is naturist and believe that ' naked of RS ' want to make a scene (photo: Poonam Mathur/personal archive)
Men or women walking or running without any clothes on the streets can be a scene even more common in the near future. The practice has been drawing attention in Porto Alegre and raises the question about the use of the body as a tool of expression. For the sociologist Gustavo Gomes da Costa, of the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), "in the future it is very likely that the nudity is increasingly used," he said.
Costa, dedicated among other areas, studying sexuality and gender, says the Brazilian society still looks like something nudity transgressor. "The first thing to say is that in our society the nudity has a very specific place, to be punished. The exposure of the body is seen as something negative. Obviously, this needs to be relativized. For example, in Carnival female nudity is valued. Nakedness in car crashes not allegorical, is an instrument of cultural transgression. But all other nudity can be seen as transgressive. "
More accustomed to live naked, Carina Mareschi is adept of naturism and believes that what is happening is an attempt to "draw attention, a form of protest". For her, the nudity that has been seen in Porto Alegre differs from what is practiced by naturists. "Our practice is made where nudity is allowed, in agreed locations. We don't do acts in public. What is happening has nothing to do with the philosophy of naturism. "
For her, the "naturists practice nudity without assaulting the other, in contact with nature, respecting yourself and the environment. Goes beyond nudity and undresses, also, prejudices and social bonds. Certainly many people, especially those who are unaware of our philosophy, will associate these cases with naturism, but the distance between them is enormous. Our goal is not to protest, "said Carina.
Em dezembro de 2013, grupo pedalou nu em Porto Alegre (Foto: Adriana Franciosi/Agência RBS)In December 2013, group cycled naked in Porto Alegre (photo: Adriana Franciosi/RBS Agency)
The sociologist said that "nudity is used as a form of political expression" and CITES feminist and LGBT movements as the most use the body with specific purposes. "Who is more fundamentalist, the body belongs to the State on account of current legislation, of religion. The dimension of the body and nudity have great strength in public spaces, I can't say this to occur in recent cases. The society is against nudity repressor. For a long time selling the idea that Brazil is liberal, we live in a tropical country, we have freedom of manners. This is a myth. "
According to Costa, "increasingly social groups have questioned if the country fails or not nudity. People fight for change and want to be able to do topless on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. There, for example, is already going on changes in legislation, which allows the practice ". For Carina, "the media and social networks are becoming major allies of naturism because the matter is in evidence. Previously people were unaware of the nudity in this way, but it's different now. And this only helps to demystify and attract new fans. "
Montagem mulheres correm nuas por Porto Alegre (Foto: Montagem sobre fotos/G1)Assembling women run naked by Porto Alegre (photo: mounting on pictures/G1)
There were three cases in Porto Alegre in the last 12 days, two of them on Sunday (9). A woman was photographed running tennis and Cap only by streets from the center of Porto Alegre hours before a "Naked Mile" be convened by social networks. The event ended with the walk of a naked man.
On 30 October, the first case was registered in the Park windmills, the Parcão, when a woman practiced race naked until he was detained by the military brigade. A week later, the MMA fighter who identified himself as Betina Baiano repeated the scene to go naked a long stretch of Perimeter Third amid the rain and the cars.
Carina Moreschi é naturista e acredita que 'peladões do RS' não seguem a filosofia do naturismo (Foto: Glacy Moraes/Arquivo Pessoal)Carina Moreschi is naturist and believe that ' naked of RS ' don't follow the philosophy of naturism (photo: Poonam Mathur/personal archive)
The naturist Carina believes that the recent cases of public nudity meant that naturism could be subject in the media, and especially in social networks. "Today the nudity is so common that we see in advertisements on television. And this only helps to demystify and attract new followers to naturism. I don't see the episodes of Porto Alegre as a negative for us. I see it as one more chance to address the philosophy and we were able to show the true face of naturism. The information that generates knowledge, is everything in a society like ours. "
The sociologist said that social networks may be the real reason of public nudity in some cases. "There is a logic of social networks, the internet, where some people seek their five minutes of Fame."
Nudity demonized
For law professor and criminal lawyer Leonardo Pantalone, nudity can, "as the case may be, be capitulated far in the Brazilian Penal Code as public outrage the modesty. If nudity is considered obscene, the penalty is lightweight and ranges from 3 months imprisonment 1 year and may be reversible in fine. " 
To fit as a crime, the nudity needs to achieve who's around the act practiced without clothes. "The tort of outrage the modesty occurs since that is obscene, if the surroundings feel offended. To make a parallel with the nude beaches, which are subject to the same law, but there is an agreement among people who attend there. Nudity has to conform to the law. It is an offence if it reaches the protected legal right, as the public morality. There is obscenity. "
Pantalone explained that not every act of nakedness demand process. "Technically, this is not the case of registration of police report, but of Term., which serves to lower crime offensive. The person does not respond to criminal proceedings, considering that the Prosecutor would decide for compliance with penalty, in fine, before even opening criminal proceedings. This occurs by the fragility of shame. "
Sociologist Gustavo Gomes da Costa said that "nudity is demonized in the country, but needs to be demonized? Nudity is so scary that way? I don't know if the nudity would make sense in mobilization, for example, workers asking for wage increase, but in others, Yes. "

 http://g1.globo.com/sao-paulo/noticia/2014/11/nudez-pode-ficar-mais-comum-em-um-futuro-proximo-diz-sociologo.html

The Biblical Naturist

Who Hates Nudity… God or Satan?

I’ll wager very few people have ever asked that question.
Is the answer obvious? I don’t think so.
The way things are in our culture today, you might quickly conclude that God hates nudity because it’s so closely associated with perversion and sexual sin.
On the other hand, you might assume that because it is such a powerful tool for sexual temptation, Satan simply loves nudity! “The best tool in my toolbox!” you can almost hear him brag.
Stop and Think About It…
Perhaps the answer isn’t that simple. And certainly the Bible would have something to say about it, right? Well, I believe there’s plenty of evidence in the Bible to tell us who hates nudity, and who doesn’t.
Let me start with God and give the biblical facts, then I’ll give the facts as they relate to Satan. A simple examination of all the facts should lead us to the right answer.
God’s View of Nudity.
  • God Created mankind in His own image (Gen. 1:26-27).
    • God made us to look like Him; human beings are a divine “self-portrait.” (articles: 1 2 3)
    • Our image-bearing is utterly and completely unrelated to clothing. In other words, we are “in God’s Image” without clothes. Clothing contributes nothing to that fact.
    • God forbade murder for the very fact that our bodies are made in His image. Murder is the only destruction of the body (the soul and spirit are not destroyed) (Gen. 9:5).
  • God’s original design for human society was complete nudity (Gen. 2:25).
    • The creation, as God pronounced it (with the first couple completely nude) was “very good!” (Gen. 1:31)
    • Because God cannot change (Psalm 55:19), we must conclude that He considers the naked human body just as “good” now as He did before the fall. Man’s view of nudity certainly changed with the fall, but God’s view cannot and did not change.
  • The first overt evidence of sin in Adam’s life was the fact that he no longer accepted his own nudity as good and right (Gen. 3:6-7).
    • God’s question to Adam, “Who told you that you were naked?” was not an affirmation, it was a rebuke (Gen. 3:11).
    • God’s next question—delivered without waiting for an answer to the first—was, “Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” Adam’s rejection of his own nudity signified a rejection of God’s place of authority in his life.
  • God blessed the physical union of Adam and Eve, describing it as becoming “one flesh.” (Gen. 2:24) Through this union, He expected them to obey His command to “be fruitful and multiply.” (Gen. 1:28, Gen. 9:1)
    • This plurality-expressed-as–a-unity (which may mirror the unity-in-plurality of the triune Godhead – Gen. 1:26 Gen. 2:24) literally requires the nudity of the man and the woman. God approves of and blesses the union (Proverbs 5:18); he must also approve of and bless the naked state through which it is experienced (Hebrews 13:4).
    • The fruit of the womb are a blessing from the Lord (Psalm 127:3). Every baby ever delivered has been born with the mother’s naked body exposed. Every baby ever born has been born completely naked. This blessed and joyful nakedness is by the hand of God.
  • In all of God’s Old Testament laws and in all of the New Testament instructions, never once has God declared animosity towards simple nudity.
    • All bathing and the elimination of body waste of necessity had to outdoors when the Law was given, yet God never told them to avoid the exposure of their bodies to others (All He told them was to make sure they buried their feces! - Deuteronomy 23:13).
    • God actually commanded one of His prophets to prophecy nude for three years (Isa. 20:2-3). God could and would never lead a prophet to actually do something which He hated.
    • Jesus Himself—Who never sinned—was nude on multiple occasions in His life on earth (birth, circumcision, baptism, foot-washing-John 13:3-4, crucifixion-John 19:23-24, and resurrection-John 20:6-7).
Satan’s View of Nudity
  • Satan is opposed to God. That which God loves and blesses, Satan hates and distorts (Matthew 16:23).
  • Satan was not made in God’s image… only mankind was (Gen. 1:26-27).
    • Satan sinned because he wanted to be “like God” but could not (Isaiah 14:13-15). When God made mankind in His image, it gave man a likeness to God that Satan himself would never possess.
    • Satan is a murderer (John 8:44). Murder is the destruction of the human body (Matthew 10:28), which bears God’s image (Gen. 9:5).
  • The very first thing that Satan influenced Adam and Eve to do after they submitted to his will was to cover their naked bodies (Gen. 3:6-7).
    • Satan was the “who” of Who told you [Adam] that you were naked?” (Gen. 3:11). While we are not told in the text that this is true, Satan is the only player in the entire story (God, Satan, Adam, or Eve) who had the knowledge and motivation to tell Adam that he was naked.
    • While Satan’s specific words to Adam and Eve after the fall are not recorded, we can be certain that he did not (and has not) from that moment forward been silent.
    • Jesus called Satan “the ruler of this world” (John 12:31). He has exerted influence of deception on the thoughts and actions of all mankind ever since the fall (John 8:44).
  • Satan hates marriage and the beauty of marital sexual union.
    • Satan has sought to dismiss, dishonor, or destroy marriage since the beginning (as contrasted to God’s will stated in Hebrews 13:4).
    • Satan desires to distort and defile sexual union since the beginning (Genesis 6:1-5).
  • Satan has been fully and completely defeated by a naked Savior (John 16:11)!
    • Although Satan battered the naked body of our Lord almost beyond recognition (Isaiah 53:2-3), yet Jesus died without any sin of His own so that He could take all the sin of the world in His body on the cross (2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 John 2:2, 1 Peter 2:24).
    • Although Jesus lay clothed in the tomb for three days, He left every stitch of that clothing behind when He came out of the grave (John 20:6-7), bodily risen from the dead! This, indeed, was the final and fatal blow to Satan’s head (Gen. 3:15)!
So, What’s the Conclusion?
When you look at the biblical data above, it’s pretty clear that the one who hates the unclothed human form is not God, but Satan!
How Satan Treats Nudity
How does that biblical conclusion square with what we see in our world today? It appears that the only place you find nudity exposed today is within the domain of Satan’s work! Pornography, sexual immorality, sexual perversion, even Satanism and witchcraft all use nudity.
But think about it… that which someone loves, they protect, preserve, and honor. That which they hate, they abuse, destroy, and dishonor.This is true for no one more than it is for Satan.
Tell me… does pornography and sexual immorality protect the nude human body? Does perversion preserve the human body? Do occultic activities honor the unclothed human body? No, no, and no.
Satan exposes nudity within pornography to dishonor the body. He uses it to distort sexuality… to bring destruction to the body. He uses it to deceive us into rejecting the sight of God’s image as found in the unadorned human form. We—the church—have God’s Word… we should know better!
The World Bought It All.
Satan’s efforts have been very successful.
  • He has caused almost all of society to spurn the public exposure of the naked human body.
  • He has so distorted our understanding of its exposure that we only see sexuality there, ignoring or completely denying the image of God.
  • He has so deftly crafted an impossible standard of “beauty” that young women learn almost universally to hate the look of their own bodies, considering them “ugly.”
  • He has managed to get us to believe that seeing the sags and wrinkles of aging human bodies is somehow “disgusting” and repulsive… something you don’t want to see in others, and which you don’t want seen in yourself.
This is the world’s view of the naked human body. And this is Satan’s work.
Satan hates the naked human body. And for millennia, we have followed in Adam’s footsteps, listening to Satan’s voice urging us to participate in his insult of the Creator. Even the Church has been duped into promoting this offense against God… treating it instead as if it were a sign of holiness.
Testimony of a Hostile Witness
Satan’s abuse of nudity is compelling evidence that he hates it. And (if the scriptures provided above weren’t enough), it is also compelling evidence that the nude human form is actually dear to the heart of God.
If Satan hates that which God loves, shouldn’t we love that which Satan hates?
But What About the Animal Skins?
I can’t finish this article without saying something about the skins God provided to Adam and Eve for clothing after the fall. Almost all non-naturist Christians point to that passage and use it to claim that “God really doesn’t want us to be naked now after all!”
Is that what the Bible says? Allow me to quote the account in its entirety:
“The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.” (Gen. 3:21)
What do we learn from that brief account? Very little, actually. There is no command. There is no reason given. There is no proclamation of a shift in the divine perspective on the nature of nudity… although many people quote the verse as if there were.
Any and every understanding of why God gave them clothes must be “read into” the text, because the explanation of God’s purpose simply is not there! Quite frankly, alternative understandings actually fit the context better, but they too must be “read into” the account.
The only thing we can conclude for sure is that God does not object to clothing. But we would be in error if we allowed assumptions about God’s (unexplained!) action to overrule God’s clearly stated proclamation in reference to the Creation and its naked inhabitants before the fall. God never called the clothes, “very good.” Only nudity was ever described that way (Gen. 1:26-27,31, Gen. 2:25).

I See a Problem…
So… God looked at nudity and said “Very Good!”
Satan looked at nudity and said, “Very Bad!”
The Church today looks at nudity and says, “Very Bad!”
Do you see a problem here?
— Matthew Neal

 http://thebiblicalnaturist.blogspot.com/2011/02/who-hates-nudity-god-or-satan.html

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Nakedness is Natural


We say ‘nakedness is natural’, but have we begun to think through all that means? It is so basic. A human being is an innocent part of nature. Our civilization has distorted this universal quality that allows us to feel at home in our skin. Other animals have coats that they accept, but the human race has yet to come to terms with being nude.




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Rain


Love being naked in the rain, one of life’s best feelings.

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