Naturism. It’s not just about shedding your clothing and getting naked. So what is Naturism?
Naturism is to be in tune with nature with the elements of life and nature around you. It’s like the expression being high on life where you comfortable in your skin without any negativity around you. The love of the sun over your skin, the breeze across your skin and the feeling of the earth on your bare feet. Experiences like this are often heightened more so with a friend, family member(s) or a loved one where you and who you’re with, can experience it together. Just remember, much like the textile world, lewd behaviour is frowned upon in the Naturist community when in the public. There is nothing wrong with being intimate — it’s a natural human behaviour. However, if you want to be intimate with your partner, please do that in the privacy of your home where you wont offend somebody.
Nudist. What’s wrong with the term and why do so many people get confused with the term?
The problem with the term nudist is the media and porn industries use this term all the time and this is why people rather be called a Naturist than be called a Nudist. But is there a difference between the two terms? In the Naturist community’s view there is no real difference. I think the main reason why people rather be called a Naturist is due how the media and porn industries portray the term to be something sexual when using the term ‘nudist’.
You may use either term really. Places in Europe rather use the term nudist. Maybe because Europe has already divided nudity and sexual behaviour as being two different things. That to be naked isn’t a sexual statement and by simply being naked is being normal or natural.
Naturism is a lifestyle that isn’t judgmental. As long as your being yourself and enjoying the high on the clothes free life — yes we all have flaws on our bodies, who doesn’t? I have many scars from sports, surgeries, and acne. This does not stop me from enjoying my life. Am i worried that people will in a figuratively manner point fingers and whisper to others on my flaws? Not in the least. Naturists aren’t judgemental in that way because we respect one and other for our character. Unlike in the textile world where judging people is all around us. people judge others on the bus, metro/subway, malls, on the street, even in our very home where they feel they though was a haven from negativity.
Stop the body shaming and being judgemental on others. Learn self-respect for yourself and of others. You’ll find you will see and feel what it is to feel true freedom and have a much better respect of even the little things around you. You only live once, enjoy it now because even if you tell yourself that if people usually live to 100 years — that 100 years FLYS by fast!
I was sitting here sipping my coffee looking out the window trying to think of a place next week to sunbathe, without offending someone who might end up calling me out and getting the police involved. I thought about it for a moment when Germany came to mind.
Germany has for around two years now have set up 6 official urban naked zones. Munich, Englischer has two places and Isar River Garten does as well. Because Germans do not make other people feel uncomfortable in their nakedness and unlike western countries that have taboos around public nudity. Germans accept no link between sexuality and the naked body.
I thought about it for a while. Where in Montreal would be a good spot for an urban naked zone. The only places I could think of was maybe somewhere on Mount Royal (Tam-Tams maybe or elsewhere) or Parc Angrignon. The main hiccup with this idea is how people would handle seeing the naked body. Whereas Germany does not find nudity a problem at all and will not be offended unless you make it sexualized.
I also feel that it’s not just Montreal that we should be wishing for more urban nude zones, but across Canada, USA, UK, etc — I think we should see these kind of zones everywhere.
So what’s the difference? I just had an intelligent conversation with a friend of mine about this and yes, we did share different views on this subject, but you know what? Really, after a long conversation with my friend Yvonne, it all came down to this…
In the Nudist/Naturist community there is no difference between the two because they mean the exact same thing. however, the main hiccup in society with textiles is they really get them two confused. Sure, you can google search the two and find very different results but this is why I’m sitting here writing this and you’re reading this. Textiles tend to use the term Nudist and others Naturist — but is there really a difference between the two terms? Nope! They actually mean the same thing and even people who are jaded know this yet prefer the term Naturist when people ask if they are a nudist.
Call yourself anything you want. Naturist, Nudist … it all comes down to the same thing. Whether you call yourself a Nudist or a Naturist we are all simply comfortable in our own skin and happy and naked. I know a friend of mind who was blocked by Naturist UK over a tedious poll. the voting choices were simply as follows:
And guess what happen when she replied, “What’s the difference, as long as everyone is naked and happy” She was blocked by Naturist UK for a simple comment as such and to me in my mind that was uncalled for, for Naturist UK to block over a common comment most Naturists make all the time. to be happy and naked isn’t a term that is negative.
What Naturist UK does not realize is the one they blocked someone over this normal comment. They are a Naturist community here in Canada and are well-known to us and the area of Ontario and Quebec. A new Campgrounds but a really respected campgrounds in my opinion. I just wish the Federation of Canadian Naturists would recognize them and help them out as much as they did and always have with Bare Oaks Naturist Park.
I think it’s time to think out of the box and not just focus on one resort/campgrounds and help new communities like Freedom Fields Naturist Ranch and other communities out west as well. I know someone out west by the ails of Rusty who resides in the BC and have been forever asking the FCN to help out west and they will not seem to lift a finger for our western Nudists. I think we should do like AANR and have an east and west FCN to better help and support resorts/campgrounds ect. Quebec was fortunate to have the Federation of Quebec Naturists (FQN) to help out Quebec. However I feel its time to have a FCN-East and FCN-West
I’m sorry that this ended up to be two blog in one but I felt it was necessary to mention this all in one blog for a friend of mine.