Save the World, Be a Nudist


It’s a great read, and point!

Vox Cheapoli

Yep, you saw that right.

It is the only way.

And you have to admit, the world, as it is right now, is not sustainable.

Global warming and pollution coupled with deforestation are destroying the very fabric of the planet.

Weather patterns have gone all haywire; the oceanic currents are on the verge of collapse, due to the release of huge quantities of fresh water from the glaciers and icebergs which are melting at an alarming rate.

The bees are dying, which means soon there will be no food.

The fresh water lakes and rivers are drying up, which means soon there will be no water.

The forests are getting cut down to make way for housing and farming, which means soon there will be no oxygen to breathe in.

And to add cherry on top, we are apparently going to run out of chocolates in about 20 years.

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Naturism from summer to winter & Being with the FQN in Winter | The Naturist Page


SONY DSCIt’s obvious that once fall arrives, the cooler/colder temperatures start to make any Naturist that live in the colder areas of the earth, feel a little bummed out. I am one of them. It’s that time of year now where it’s time to hang up the usual activities I enjoy dearly outdoors in with nature and the feeling of that sun-kissed warmth of the sun getting my healthy dose of vitamin D. In Summer, I love going skinny dipping in the rivers, lakes and ponds. Naked hiking up north along the Red River; as well as weekend naked camping over there. It’s beautiful at night where your only light source is either the moon, campfire or a battery-powered flashlight. Escaping from the light i’d jump from rock to rock till i found a nice place to lay on a rock looking up in the sky and seeing more beautiful stars than grains of sand on a beach. Occasionally see a shooting star or three!

Now we’re a day away from Halloween and I’ve already began to feel some light snow on my face. It’s that time of year where if it wasn’t for the FQN, I’d probably be clothesfree with my wife indoors at home. I’m glad the FQN has been around since 1977 by a man we can not thank more, Michel Vais. I think my first time I decided to give it a try with the FQN during the winter was sometime around 1994. I was around 16 years old then. back then, They had the YMCA near l’Allier metro station. Over there, they had EVERYTHING you’d love to do. a wide variety of activities you can do under one roof. Every Sunday, You had the choice to do what you loved to do. I for one, Always went first, down stairs to the Workout Gym. You would find me on the treadmill running away, or on the pedal bike trying to keep my legs active for cycling season. I love to ride my bike long distance in summer and this was the best way I could keep up my stamina for that. After a long good hard workout, I’d rinse down all the sweat and head on over to the swimming pool and swim until it was about to close. 30min before it did, I’d hit the sauna or hot tub where I’d then shower down and then the sad and dreadful part — getting dressed again for that -40°c trip back home that usually took one hour and thirty minutes to get home. They have the following activities at the time in the YMCA, swimming, running track, workout room, tennis, badminton, volleyball section, sauna, and hot tub. Not to mention the free coffee and occasionally free biscuits or cookies that other members would bring in for others. For me, that was the best location they had ever had.

Now a days, I feel either the FQN is lacking the funding or for whatever else may be the issue, have scattered the events all over and around Montreal. The same activities (except the workout gym) are spread all over the place that makes it difficult for someone like me to get around without a car. They are scattered in Montreal, Laval, Repentigny, etc. No longer in one spot. However, I am grateful that there are lifts available to these events where you can carpool with trusted members. I just wish it was like at the YMCA back then where you had everything under one roof where it was easier to get there and have the trouble to decide what to do next, rather than being forced to do what was happening at that venue — and only that at that venue.

I will forever support the FQN, because if it wasn’t for them, we’d be left in the cold quite literally in winter. Thank you very much, FQN. I’m so happy you guys are around to help make the winter blues feel easier to get through!

Naturism…where everyone is beautiful


Bare Thoughts

We all like to think we know what the perfect body is. Because we see it in magazines and on tv every day right? Well I got news for you: we don’t know. Well deep inside we know, but most of us ignore that. I’ll tell you what the perfect body is…

…it’s yours!

You’re beautiful. That extra flesh around your waste? Love it! That birthmark on your breast? Love it! That hair on your back? Love it!


A lot of people say we have a wrong body image because ” the industry ” tells us what beautiful is. I like to believe this wrong body image started before that. ” the industry ” is simply exploiting it, because they make a big profit while doing it. So where does it start in my point of view? Around the age of 4 years old. We have a saying here in…

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Why I (as a Naturist) stopped hosting the WNBR | The Naturist Page


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Although the intent for the World Naked Bike Ride is for the right reasons by promoting a greener future by reducing the use of gas and oil dependencies. As well as promoting body acceptance and of others by getting noticed by drivers that we as a cyclists are very vulnerable to cars and trucks; by getting people to use their bikes more and cars less.

I co-organized the Montreal WNBR for 3 years and in that three years it was a complete success. However, I could not help notice the same pattern each year within myself when it came to the general public who were not taking part in the events. The media are one thing — but the amount of others with all the camera *click* *click* *click*… people focusing on bits alone with cameras not taking photos of us for the event, but rather for the body parts. I felt like I was no longer co-organizing a World Naked Bike Ride, but rather a voyeurism event where it was like, “Ohh hey, come gather around and snap photos of the genitals!” Which was not the idea behind the WNBR at all.

In my first year of doing the WNBR we had nearly 200 people for the event. I first for Montreal to have so many participants involved. Then as the years went by the number had dropped significantly. By the 3rd year we were floating around 20-25 people. The reason that I believe is because of all these other people just snapping away and making the women and men feel uncomfortable to participate in the events by making them feel like objects. I no longer felt like I wanted to be a co-organizer for the WNBR with the feeling of being a responsible for in my mind, supporting all this voyeurism-like behaviour with the non-participants. As a Naturist, I’ve never supported this kind of behaviour. So for that reason I’ve stopped co-organizing The Word Naked Bike Ride.

It’s one thing being part of the event and snapping photos to remember the day one took part in the WNBR. That’s fine. Just as long as you’re not being an ass by taking photos for the wrong reasons. It’s another when you’re not in the event. I will still participate in the World Naked Bike Ride, that’s for sure! I just don’t feel like as a Naturist that I should co-organize one with that been said.

The end of an era


Sorry to see them go! =(

Bare Thoughts

And there it is. The day I decided to stop with my webshops on December 31st of this year. After a great run of 1,5 year it’s time to close shop.

As mentioned in an earlier blog and in the interview I had with The Naturist Page, I started these shops to spread my message. The message about naturism. To get rid of the taboo around it. The message about body acceptance. Everyone is beautiful in their own way. But now, at the end of this year, I’m closing the curtains.


I have several reasons for that and I’ll try to explain why. One of them is that my message is spread by my blogs now. I love writing about how naturism effects my life and how I experience it at different locations. And according to the reactions here on WordPress and Twitter, you people like reading about it. I…

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[Video]: Britain’s Secrets With Anne Robinson (Body Image) | The Naturist Page


captureAlthough the video takes place in Britain. It’s easy enough to say this would happen anywhere around the globe. The thing is, everyone has their own views on body image. Some have their extremes and others are carefree in the sense that they are perfectly happy with how they look like. skinny, fat, tall, short — they are happy just the way they look like. Clothed or not, I feel that if you care too much on body image it sort of becomes a mental health problem. Naturists are a lot more laid back on the body image. It’s far more healthy as a Naturist on views with body image. They don’t mind what others look like and that is just fine; even if they have scars, surgery marks, being fat, skinny — we’re all beautifully unique. Naturists don’t judge & a handful of non-naturists do as well. So embrace yourself and love your body! Learn a better self respect for yourself and of others! =)

In the video below, You’ll see all the various extremes when it comes to body image, clothing (or none at all), diet types (food), cosmetics and as well as cosmetic surgery, etc