The irony with textile colonies | The Naturist Page


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22894162_1731359473549725_4429315740284814622_n[1]It’s quite interesting how within the textile colonies, that it’s ok to sell products by sex appeal. Violence is all over the television with beheadings, people getting their brains shot off; even games promote the same concept.

Yet, a simple display of nudity that shows a nipple, butt crack, the penis, vagina on TV or in public — people lose their minds and freak out. in some cases, being barefoot in public people lose their minds.

It’s time for people to rethink the very way you were brainwashed and re-train your track of mind for at least just one second before skipping the rest of this article.

Simple nudity in a non-sexual manner isn’t sexual. Nudity is nudity and sex is sex. They are two different things. Nudity only becomes sexual if you make it so. I am not saying that Naturists do not have sex. Of course we do. There is just a time and place for and that goes the same way in the textile world.

People are allowing their kids to watch television (or see in the real world) the violence, all the sexual advertisements, music, movies and games and do not bat an eyelash. Yet then when a non-violent or sexual naked natural human simply living life just as a textile would. Would it be gardening, mowing their lawn, dishes, house chores, sunbathing, swimming, etc. I can go on but you already see where I am going with this.

cap+melons[1]There are places in Europe that have already embraced or socially accept nudity in their countries. A prime example is France. They have the city of Cap d’Agde. The largest city that allows you to be nude anywhere. shopping, groceries, food, etc (just do not forget to bring a towel to sit down on for sanitary reasons.)

Germany and Netherlands have parks that has nude friendly sections where you can bare it all legally.

Why not make social non-nudity more mainstream and socially accepted. After all, simple nudity has never killed or harmed anyone.

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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.

When looking for new Naturist friends | Scott RedCloud


It’s not all that easy when it comes to finding like-minded peers in Montreal to be able to consider as friends when it comes to the Naturist lifestyle. The reason for this maybe more me, however, this same fear or anxiety that I have might be shared with others having this same concern.

keyboard-120307[1]I have been in the chatrooms, meetup groups, searching Facebook groups to find people who I can relate with — with no real success. Don’t get me wrong, I have found many friends online who I can relate with. the only problem is, they live very far away. I have trusted Naturist friends in the USA, Europe, Australia, Canada, etc. Just none close enough to the Montreal region. I use to have two good Naturist friends. (Alex and Jean) I now just have Jean, since Alex has retired and has been traveling across the USA and Canada now with his new partner Betty.

The problem I have with associating myself with other people is they claim to be a Naturist… upon further evaluation of the individual, I usually find out they are not in to the lifestyle for the right reasons. Usually they are more on the sexual side of the lifestyle instead of being serious in to the lifestyle. Being a male, even I’m getting targeted by these kind of people. I can only imagine what it would be like to be a female. It’s no wonder there are more men in Naturism rather than their being a balance when it comes naturism.

naturism1[1]There is always that fear of people who do not share the simplicity of the fact that Naturism does not equal sexual acts or gestures. These individuals need to learn that Naturism is the same lifestyle as the clothed life, only that we as Naturists simply rather live clothed free with no intentions of being like the media, news or the uneducated public like to portray what nudity is.

facebook-friends-ftr[1]This is why I have issues with making Naturist friends. I might be very critical when it comes to making family friends, I might be too strict, but I’m doing it for the right reasons to protect not only myself, but my family as well.

When looking for new Naturist friends, the main keys to look for are body language (big pointer there), conversation (are they serious? are they being suggestive?), keeping on topic (do they take interest in the conversation or do they keep changing topics), Are they able to have a conversation and keep to the topic when it has nothing to do with nudity? Last but certainly not least — EYE CONTACT! These are just a handful of things to analyze when attempting to make a new friend of the family.

AANR_Int gives Intersex individual the cold shoulder | The Naturist Page


It all started out as a simple call out to AANR_Int’s Twitter feed when an Intersex individual was simply requesting information on rates with a minor argument on fees due to sexual orientation and it blew up out of proportion for no reason. The following is the original post as seen in a group and retweeted tagging AANR_Int. Their response was not only off topic but by their response, not even cared about and giving Mikia the cold shoulder with their off topic reply.

 

 

 

The reason i’m not only angered by this reply is because they did not even take into consideration of this Intersex individual what so ever. After this response i’m requesting AANR for a re-review of this topic. Personally I believe a better in depth reply is in order upon this ordeal.

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.