Embracing Naturism 101 – The Naturist Page


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It’s not always easy the first time getting natural in a public setting. In some cases, it’s not very easy to get natural in your very home for others. Here are some tips for those who may feel shy for their first times or need a boost of confidence when it comes to break free from the restrictions from clothing.

  • Remind yourself that being nude isn’t a sexual statement. It only becomes sexual if you make it so.
  • Your body, just like everyone else, is different. There is no perfect body! — yeah, them beauty magazines … fake! They spend HOURS creating a fake look just to look ‘good’ for the camera. all that make-up just to look like something that fell in to a make-up bag to look like a barbie/ken doll. Remember, you’re more beautifully unique just the way you are. there is no need to make yourself look fake. If you get addicted to make-up, you’ll cause yourself to feel anxiety, stress and eventually, depression.
  • If you live in an urban environment, you might want to consider a privacy fence or block. If you’re like me, I live in Montreal with millions of people — I’ve placed a block on the balcony so that I may enjoy that morning coffee or evening beer outside without worry of raising alarm to others who are not accustomed to the lifestyle.
  • Engaging in friendly conversations with neighbours about the lifestyle can also greatly increase the likelihood of them accepting your lifestyle. a bonus would that they try it themselves!
  • I don’t know where you’re from, however, as for Canada and most of the United States, most laws are as followed. It’s not illegal to be nude in a public place unless you raise alarm to others to be offended. moreover with kids around. (strangers); if you make it obvious by flaunting. I’ve organized the WNBR (World Naked Bike Ride) with police escort and there was never a problem riding with hundreds of naked people in the middle of the downtown core of Montreal.
  • Scars, stretch marks, amputations, mastectomy, etc — They are part of life and you should not feel belittled by them. I like to call them ‘war wounds’ and they can be a great conversation starter. Many people don’t know what it’s like or never gone though what you have endured and may look at you in a funny way, but not the way you might be thinking. In most cases they are simply curious in a non offensive manner. They never went though what you did and may just have their own questions what it is like or — know your story of how it came to past. If it’s one thing I learned in life (not only in Naturism, is that the human species have always been the curious type.)
  • Be confident and relaxed. Act like you normally do with clothes on. The simple fact of the matter is you should not act any different from you would if you have clothes on or not. The more natural you act can play a big role on body language.
  • Last but certainly not the least, NEVER be judgmental.

If there are any points I may have missed, drop me a message in the comments below and I’ll be sure to answer them. If they are a new major point, i’ll edit the blog and add it accordingly.

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World Naked Gardening Day (Top 10) | The Naturist Page


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It’s time to loose yourself in the natural environment by getting that garden started after the long and dreadful winter we had, had. Weather it’s fruits or vegetables, tulips or daffodils, — But did you know their are plants that ward off unwanted bugs in your clothing optional home, resort or campgrounds?

Here’s the top 10 plants you can consider this year, to optimize your Naturist environment.

1. Petunias

These bright-colored beauties are often planted to repel squash bugs, beetles and aphids. They need a sunny spot, so try them near your vegetable garden or in a window box.

 2. Basil

There’s an oil in basil that kills mosquito eggs. Plant basil in pots near gathering areas to ward off flies and mosquitoes, and to use in pesto!

3. Marigolds

These pretty, sun-loving plants are often used by farmers to keep pests at bay. They’ll help keep mosquitoes and aphids out of your yard.

4. Lavender

The same scent that ails our insomnia and makes our linens smell amazing is absolutely disgusting to flies, moths and mosquitoes. Plant it if you have a sunny garden, or keep a few bouquets around to ward off the pests.

 5. Rosemary

In addition to repelling mosquitoes, potent rosemary will help protect your vegetable plants from infestation.

6. Mint

This pleasant-smelling plant (along with its cousin lemon balm) helps repel biting insects. It’s best to plant mint in pots, because it will spread like crazy.

7. Catnip

Also a member of the mint family, catnip repels bugs thanks to its nepetalactone—the same property that attracts cats. Go figure!

8. Chrysanthemums

Pyrethrins, a compound that’s found in chrysanthemums and used in many commercial insect repellents, keeps mosquitoes, roaches, beetles, ticks and silverfish away.

9. Alliums

Chives, leeks, onions, garlic, scallions and shallots fall into this group. They grow tall with pretty purple, white or pink flowers and help protect other veggies (and your yard) against slugs, flies and worms, although they can attract moths. Be warned that, like garlic and onions, allium plants can be extremely toxic to dogs and cats.

10. Lemongrass

Citronella is the oil found in lemongrass (thus its slightly citrus-y scent). Lemongrass needs tons of sun, so most of us will have to enjoy it as an annual in the summer.

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Winter Naturism | The Naturist Page


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Well, it’s that time of year once again! For us up in the northern hemisphere we’re already feeling the bitter snow in the west, and fall like temps to the east (Canada).

naked-legs-are-heated-by-a-fireplace_s8lmgfvux_thumbnail-full01[1]Does this mean it’s time to do like the bears and hibernate in the warmth of our home? Of course not! Sure, many of us rather the summer like temps such as us to be able to spend the whole day outdoors being natural. There are many things you can do to enjoy winter a little more by taking these ideas into consideration. Check to see if your local Naturist federation or club has indoor activities! Yes, some federations and clubs do offer winter recreation. For instance, here in Quebec/Ontario there is the Federation of Canadian Naturists, Federation of Quebec Naturists and the Ottawa Naturists. Events and activities vary, however, they offer similar things. Swimming, Spa, exercise gym, badminton, Tennis, Christmas and or New Years Dinner or parties, etc! If you give your local federation(s) or club(s) a try to enjoy it, please support them by becoming a member. This enables them to use the money for future events!

o-VALHALLA-NAKED-SKIING-SEGMENT-facebook[1]Moreover, because it is cold in winter, at home you can follow these simple ideas to help keep warmer.  Clothes free life made a simple guide video called, “Winter Clothes Free Guide”. The video is very informative and should make your winter a little more enjoyable this winter; if you feel more daring, you can try shoveling snow, making a snowman, snow angels, snowball fights, skiing/snowboarding, snow diving, ice skating, etc. The possibilities are endless! That’s if you are up for the challenge! — If all else fails, you can travel somewhere where the air does not hurt your cheeks!

“You’re a Naturist, why do you still wear footwear?” | The Naturist Page


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bare river 9-5-2015 copyI think the best way I can explain this is because being a Naturist and being a barefooter is two different lifestyles. I can understand the confusion being both a Naturist and a newly barefooter enough to say that if I put aside the lifestyle as a barefooter, Naturists prefer a cleaner lifestyle. In that what I mean is that as a Naturist we rather or prefer to live a life being as clean as possible. so that being said, many Naturists (not all) like to keep their feet clean because once they need to go somewhere indoors such as a Naturist resort they don’t want to track in that local mud hole you just visited inside the resort or your very home.

SONY DSCAs a barefooter (putting aside my Naturist lifestyle) I’ll walk in whatever comes to  me and I would not skip the opportunity of something like a mud hole or new sensations to feel on my feet. Much like the naturist lifestyle, there are many health benefits to being a barefooter as much as benefits in the Naturist lifestyle. Such as this site, by Health Guidance that explains as such.

I have been a Naturist for most of my life and only been dabbing in to the barefoot lifestyle for 4 years — yet only been going to public stores and venues since July. Already I have been seeing some signs of the benefits on being barefoot recently when I had stepped on a glass shard and it never hurt me. I actually thought it was a rock sticking to my foot until I tried to brush it off with my hand and actually felt it being a shard of glass. I carefully removed it and I was on my way like nothing ever happened.

18739664_10211580799008509_1468126887284490194_n[1]If you’d like to learn more on the barefoot lifestyle I’m part of the group on Facebook and their page on Facebook & on Twitter called Barefoot is Legal. Check them out as they have helped me as much as I like to help you in the Naturist lifestyle.

How to deal with nude-beach harassment | The Naturist Page


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This article by Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay has some great pointers. I’ve had to do similar at Okapulco Beach by a group of us pulling this wanker out of a tree and kicking him off the beach without his clothes and asked him to never return. 

Paul Spooner takes the easy way out, proposing to cancel the clothing-optional beach near Grays Lane. But effort is needed to fix the issues there.

If someone assaults a person at an AFL game the local council doesn’t cancel the matches. Sexual assault needs to be stopped. Lying naked on the sand doesn’t mean your head is in it; and has nothing to do with assault.

The issue is about protecting ourselves from unwell people. Last Tuesday a naked Swedish tourist was at North Beach. A naked man came up and sat close to her, asking questions. She looked distressed and uncomfortable. A male nudist [MN] suspicious of the man’s intentions went over and asked why he was sitting so close. Within seconds he left.

I spoke to MN. He suggested five techniques:

1. Wave an unwanted visitor away 2. If they don’t leave, tell them to leave 3. If they don’t leave, pick up your phone and tell them you will call the police 4. If they don’t leave, call out for help from other beachgoers then take a photo of them 5. If he doesn’t leave, call the police.

This is about empowerment. Naturists say that nudity is not about sex.

For men, it’s about protecting the women in our community. If you see a woman being harassed, tell the harasser to go away. Get support from other people. Take photos. If all else fails, call the police – remembering it takes time for their arrival.

As a community, we must deal with this problem.

If we’re to create a balance in Naturism with males to females it’s all about respect and stepping in when needed and the removal of prudes, sexual harassment, cruisers, etc. Help by making the women feel safe where they feel they can always feel that we’re there for them when such events occur. In some cases, some women don’t need help and can take it upon their own to take care of the situation on their own and really embarrass the offender in a manner that can be amusing to see.

Barefooting in Naturism | The Naturist Page


SONY DSCI truly love the ability to be able to shed the clothes off to truly feel alive and the liberating feeling that goes with it; for me it’s another step to be a barefooter. For me, it takes it to a whole new level.

I was always barefoot at home because I can’t stand anything on my feet. It’s also more comfortable that way. My first barefoot experience was not at a campgrounds, resort, or the pool… that’s a very common place where most of us are barefoot and that does not count.

I was about 10km from home wearing my old sandals when a thunderstorm came out of nowhere, bringing heavy rain with it. The sandals I was wearing are dangerous when they are wet because it’s like walking barefoot on marble floors with oil on your feet! Not gonna happen or I’m going to hurt myself! So I decided to take them off and walk home barefoot in the rain. It was a really nice feeling on the feet with the rain and the puddles. The whole walk home I got to experience so many new sensations and textures. Walking in the running water along the sides of the streets, wet grass, dirt, mud, rocks, even the painted lines on the roads have a different feeling on the feet. My feet never felt so happy to be free from footware! When I got home I was like a wet rat but that’s when I decided to try combining my love for Naturism with barefooting.

IMG_20140615_193637My first all day being truly completely free of the clothes and footwear was at La Pommerie, centre naturiste et écologique. I went there with my buddy Happy Bare one year and decided to spend the whole day naked and barefoot. While there are people there with sandals on their feet (and that’s fine) I wanted to be more in tune with nature by Earthing. (“When we make direct contact with the surface of the Earth our bodies receive a charge of energy that makes us feel better, fast.”) My favorite place over there to truly feel connected to nature was in the forest with the leafs, mud, and running streams. Oh there were some bridges to get over some of these streams, but I took the road — I mean stream less traveled on and walk across the stream, rather than taking the bridge.

SONY DSCSince that day, I find myself going barefoot a lot more back home in the city. However, there are more things to be cautious about when barefooting/earthing in the city. Watch out for sharp objects and other various foot hazards. My favorite place is talking a nice long walk along the water front (River in my case) I really don’t mind if my feet get dirty because I know after that I can clean them. Also, I always carry a pair of emergency sandals where I go.

Of course, if you’re new to barefooting/earthing, your feet will take some time getting use to rough surfaces. With time your feet will adjust and get used to it. I highly recommend barefooting/earthing for all ages! You’ll thank me later when you experience the feeling or sensation of being connected to the earth.

Farewell Summer of 2016 | The Naturist Page


14804764_10154349734194724_1920858487_nWell, another summer is over and we can’t complain too much. It was warm up to today. As fall temperatures will settle in tomorrow, to stay. We find ourselves itching to seek out to the FQN/FCN events for winter. This way we may enjoy naturism outside my home. Check out your local Federation/Club/Campgrounds for winter events. You’d be surprised what they may have to offer with indoor events and activities. Us living in Montreal, we have indoor events such as swimming, aqua-fit, tennis, badminton, jogging, sauna, jacuzzi, Christmas dinner, the sugar shack, and other various activities within the community. So, turn them frowns upside down and think positive this winter! Make the best of it, you also could make more naturist friends in this manner =)