Embrace Nakedness!

Chad: pubic hair massage!

Introduction and background:

Please read the post, “My Naked Life” (click to access link) before you proceed further here.

Originally, this post entry was to be a part of the above link. However, I misplaced the draft for this posting and all that I could locate was the actual poem. As I published this past Friday, the planned topic for today’s post was “Bare Slumber!” During the weekend, I miraculously found my misplaced draft. In discussing the draft with my spouse, Aaron, we agreed that a major revision and a different title was appropriate. Hence, “Embrace Nakedness!”

I apologize and accept full responsibility for the confusion this may cause. I’m not perfect and this mistake aptly demonstrates that fact and my need for improvement!

Chad: naked pride!

There are a number of arguments and ideas in favor of encouraging others to embrace nakedness (nudity). In the interest of objectivity, there are an equal number of arguments and ideas in favor of encouraging others to continue their textile lives.

I readily admit that I have no desire, experience or knowledge as to why people should prolong their clothing entrapment. I abdicate that role and openly own the obvious label of being a proponent for the bare practitioner lifestyle. I accept my guilt in offering a very prejudiced view in favor of clothes freedom – but I do not extend any apology for being a nude advocate!

Chad: bare practitioner!

Accept, Embrace and Enjoy!

Whenever possible, I strive to advocate and defend our basic human right to enjoy our individual body freedom and exercise our preference for existing as a bare practitioner (bisexual or gay naturist/nudist) in both private and in public. Each person has the determination to pursue a way of life that affords them comfort and pleasure so long as they respect the same in others.

Be proud of who we are!

Aaron and I have encountered many who often ask about our challenges and experiences in being a mixed (Aaron’s hearing, I’m Deaf), interracial (Aaron’s African-Canadian, I’m Greek) couple who prefer living (whenever possible) without the burden of concealing our bodies. Some of those inquiring are absolutely interested in perhaps following a similar life pattern.

In the eleven years that we’ve lived together – six of which we’ve been legally married – we have developed a list of nine reasons why we jointly espouse living nude. Below is the agenda but please keep in mind that the appearance is in no particular order based on significance.

Chad: confident, happy and nude!

Stress relief:

Being bare, whether alone or in a social setting, eliminates the task of impressing others with our attire and reduces the “laundry load!”

Positive self-esteem:

Clothe freedom encourages body acceptance and body confidence. We all realize that we are physically unique and that is all good!

Healthful benefits of exposure to sunlight:

With the aid of sunblock, natural sunlight helps us maintain a healthy and productive life!

Increased fitness:

Without the burden of clothing, we’re more inclined to enjoy a fuller and more active pattern in our lives.

Better sleep:

Sleeping nude encourages us to relax and releases the uncomfortable tensions that coverings inflict.

Higher social functioning:

When attending a gathering of other bare practitioners, we all rely more on honesty and sincerity because the lack the concealment of clothes!

A sense of belonging/fellowship:

An empowered sense of community and identity when surrounded with other naturist/nudist individuals.

Authentic communication:

Enhanced conversations without the useless trivial accompaniments.

Take care and stay bare!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Thursday September 30, 2021, and the proposed topic is: “Bottoms-Up! End of September, 2021

A very special note of appreciation to Chad, a very handsome and hairy bare practitioner for the images here today!

Back to Work!

The masks are back – again!

The second week of this month marked a return to the classroom at my university; the end of another summer vacation eagerly anticipated by all faculty and staff – and, of course, the students! However, the retention of masks for the first semester has left many disappointed. My thinking is that old adage: better safe than sorry! Virus’ naturally and rapidly mutate themselves and none of us are certain how effective one vaccine is against all the mutated possibilities! Which brings to mind another piece of wisdom: an ounce of prevention is worth more than a ton of cure! Quell the complaining and simply wear the mask and hope for continued good health!

Back to classroom joy!

The students started returning to their dormitory residences on campus at the beginning of September. Classes didn’t commence until Tuesday, September 7. After a full year of protective masking and mandated social spacing, it doesn’t take overwhelming imaginations to envision the excited and wild gatherings once the academic population began to soar!

Celebration for “back-to-school!”

Believe me as I readily admit that mood among the faculty and staff was equally jovial and remarkable. We were all enthused about the long awaited “return” to normalcy just like everyone else. Thankfully, the Labor Day holiday arrived later (September 6) instead of earlier in the month.

Classroom!

When the university semester officially started on September 7, rumors quickly spread that another coronavirus quarantine was about to be enacted. The number of variants to the vaccine against COVID-19 was growing as were infection rates and fatalities. Prevention and protection rapidly became the mantra of the university leadership and health advocates.

A mandatory convocation was held on Tuesday, September 14, – exactly one week after classes had resumed. The result is a limited social restriction on campus and the return to the masking obligation in all classrooms. Advisory group assignments were made and guideline recommendations were requested.

Lecture hall!

A subdued atmosphere now exists throughout the university. The carefree glee that welcomed all of us on September 1, is now a fond memory – as is the summer of 2021!

What lies ahead? In my professional world, thus far no one has even offered a suggestion. One day at a time!

Take care and stay bare!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next planned entry post for here is Monday, September 27, 2021, and the proposed topic is: “Bare Slumber!”

Summer, 2021: Ending!

End of the joyous season!

Tomorrow, September 21, 2021, is the very last full day of this season in the Northern Hemisphere! The transition from summer into autumn happens on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 (for those living north of the Equator). The transition date and times are the same for our brethren residing in the Southern Hemisphere except for the actual seasons changing: from winter into springtime!

Seasonal transition!

Almost all of us are aware of the fact that the evolution of the seasons isn’t like the change of the calendars annually. There is no “magic moment” for one to end and another to begin. It takes place gradually over a period of time.

There is concurrence among meteorologists that the “moment” for the 2021 change happens at 3:21 p.m. in each individual time zone, all over. The exact moment of occurrence varies annually for each individual season.

Stripping off his bikini!

Curious about becoming a “living and real” bare practitioner (bisexual male or gay naturist/nudist)? There is one more full day for retrieving this information for this summer season. Contact any and all inquisitive friends and spontaneously devise an impromptu bare social get-together, outdoors – if possible – to explore nude comfort and freedom. It then becomes an experience that each of you will easily remember: the last day of summer, 2021! Create a lasting memory!

My friend Adimu and myself: last day of summer, 2014!

The above image is of my fellow blogger (at the time) Adimu and myself on the last day of summer, 2014. We left Arlington, Virginia, for a one-day trip to a riverside area in central Virginia where we spent an afternoon of fun and sun on a river beach. A totally spontaneously conceived excursion to celebrate the end of another bare practitioner time of the year! Even though neither one of us were novices to the naked life, we took advantage of the weather to indulge our preference for clothes freedom!

Have a safe and wonderful final day of Summer, 2021! To all living in the Southern Hemisphere, happy last day of winter!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is for Friday, September 24, 2021, and the planned topic is: “Back to Work!”

“September Sand-Men!”

Men in the sand!

Being outdoors and clothes free makes perfect sense for all of us who are avid bare practitioners! The summer is a delightful season of the year for us to “do our thing” and to be ecstatic while engaged! There has to be some plausible excuse for the popularity of summer, so strip and enjoy!

Sand and tattoos!

With this approaching weekend being the final “official” one of the 2021 summer season, everyone reading here is encouraged to take bare and full advantage of the chance for a comfortable and “sandy” climax of our time here! Those barren and cold winter days are not that far off for the majority of us. Plenty of time to create memories and photos to last us until next year!

Sandman attraction!

For many of us, sand remains the annoying and gritty inconvenience of the beach, the summer and the sun. But when we consider the alternative, the ice, the mud and the snow – not to mention the severe outdoor temperature – it suddenly becomes less discomforting and distracting. It assumes a new assurance of the fun in being a bare practitioner and the joy of being nude in nature! A truly natural inspiration!

Sunbathing sandman!

Once observed from a different perspective, a beach sand-covering obtains an entirely unique concept. Instead of being a nuisance, it can and may assume the aspect of a badge of courage, glory, honor and pride – an element of our natural environment bourne out of confidence without guilt or shame. It is symbolic of our union with our world and ourselves as committed and dedicated bare practitioners!

Sandy feet!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Monday, September 20, 2021, and the proposed topic: “End of Summer, 2021!”

“My Naked Life!”

Photo by Aaron: 2012!

The above picture was taken by Aaron of yours truly in late August, 2012 – we’d been together as a couple for a little over two years. The scene was a local park aligning the boundary between Arlington, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. This location remains a favorite of us both, even today!

I composed the poem published here on July 5, 2011. At that time, Aaron, my spouse, and I had lived as a couple for a little over a year. We were both adjusting to our lives together as a couple and as two individuals who are learning as much about one another as possible. Our adjustment wasn’t always easy and continues today as an adventure in life!

I wrote this particular poem for Aaron to share with a co-worker who was curious about our comfort with nudity. His co-worker did try a couple of bare practitioner social gatherings as our guest but unfortunately he never completely felt relaxed without clothing. To each his own!

“My Naked Life”

I am naked and I am me.

I am the man I want to be.

When I am naked, I am nude,

Living life with a positive attitude.

I am naked and I am me.

I am the man I want to be.

When I am nude, I am also proud,

Whether alone or among a crowd.

I am naked and I am me.

I am the man I want to be.

When I am nude, I am living free,

I know that clothes are not for me.

I am naked and I am me.

I am the man I want to be.

When I am nude, I clear my mind,

Gone are the clothes that hide and bind!

~Roger Poladopoulos~

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Friday, September 17, 2021, and the proposed topic is: “September Sand-Men!”

Cook-Out!

Cooking outdoors on the grille!

Before retiring the outdoor barbeque grille for another season of hibernation, there’s still an opportunity for another weekend cook-out (cooking outdoors over a grille or open fire) for family and friends. What better way to enjoy this “natural” meal than without the loathsome burden of clothing? In the event of inclement weather, this allows for a “rain-date” before this summer concludes! In case of a weather episode this weekend, there is always next weekend to (hopefully) enjoy!

Master chef!

Cooking over an open grille or an open flame is an attraction for many during the summer months. Being outside the four walls of a dwelling, completely bare and with similar nude friends and natural in nature gives a special meaning to the term social nudity and the camaraderie that it entails. Happiness takes precedence and the majority of us are pleased with the results: delicious food and plenty of fellow bare practitioners adorning the landscape!

Gourmet luncheon!

At this time, I remind everyone of my aversion to any food preparation. I have never developed any skill in the kitchen, nor can I recall ever trying to do so. To me, it just appeared to be “busy” work to keep me out of the way of everyone else waiting for their meal. However, I am able to manage to boil water in a kettle and pour the water into a tea cup! Tea, anyone?

My inability to cook the meal doesn’t excuse me from contributing my efforts towards a “good meal and a good time” for all. I am adept at setting out utensils and other essentials for people to use. As a friend of the environment, I make certain that all trash is properly taken care of and removed. Every little effort reduces the tasks befalling the chefs! All of us contribute in the goal of making the cookout as stress-free as possible!

Natural meal time!

Of course, the consumption of the food by the guests helps with the “clean-up” tasks. It satisfies all the guests and alleviates hunger. One more meal before we store away the outdoor grilles until next year!

Take care and stay bare!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Monday, September 13, 2021, and the proposed topic is: “My Naked Life!”

USA: Labor Day!

Kory Mitchell, construction machine!

Today is the Labor Day holiday, a date designated to salute the workers and their work performance that built this country. It is a national observance and for many it serves as the unofficial last day of the summer season. Traditionally, in school districts throughout the country, students returned to their classrooms tomorrow, the day after Labor Day.

In the middle to late 19th century, labor movements and trade unions grew in importance and significance in the USA. Groups and organizations began to look for a date to celebrate and honor workers. The Knights of Labor met in New York City in September, 1882, and on Monday, September 5, held a public parade of various labor groups.

Kory Mitchell mounts his machine!

The first Monday in September became the proposed date for the observance. In 1887, Oregon became the first state to make Labor Day an official public holiday. In 1894, it was adopted by Congress as an official national public holiday.

Saluting workers!

Happy Labor Day and thank you for all your hard work!

Take care and stay bare!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Friday, September 10, 2021, and the proposed topic is: “Cook-Out!”

Footnote: September, 2021!

Posing his “footnote!” A new month, a new footnote!

Twin (my identical sibling, Alex) and I departed from Athens and our mother this past Monday evening. Now, I’m at home with my spouse, Aaron, in Arlington, Virginia and Twin has returned to his partner in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A full month in Greece with our surviving parent has been truly remarkable!

The purpose for our trip was to uplift Mom’s spirits – she’s suffered depression most of the summer – and to offer support to our brother’s and their families. We both feel the trip was worthwhile and Mom herself commented numerous times on how wonderful she felt. Perhaps a prolonged visit from her “duplicate” sons was the very “medicine” that she required!

Evidently, we succeeded in our endeavor. Mother had a abundance of laughs – primarily at our expense – and appeared to welcome each new day. The same was true for both Alex and myself. This was the first time that Twin and I had spent a prolonged period of time together in a number of years. It was a good experience for all of us!

The purpose of this footnote is to announce that as of today, I’m back to my routine of posting entries here on ReNude Pride on both Mondays and Fridays. Today’s post will be intentionally brief as I need to go out and indulge in a local skinny-dip while the weather remains cooperative!

Fun for all!

The month of September is now upon us. The days of swimming clothes free outside are now declining at an alarming rate! Join with bare practitioners and live nude while there’s still time!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Monday, September 6, 2021, and the proposed topic is: “USA: Labor Day!”

Bottoms-Up! August, 2021!

Oceanic bottoms-up!

Today is August 31, 2021! The end of the very last full month of summer! It is hard to believe that this season is disappearing as fast as the waves roll back into the ocean! In just a few brief weeks Autumn will be upon us.

Bottoms-up skinny dipper!

Bare buttocks always enliven the summer scenery as we all gladly and happily shed our apparel in order to enjoy the rewards of this season of clothes freedom! A reminder to everyone to please remember the benefits of sunscreen!

Bottoms-Up couple!

Summer is my personal favorite time of the year, therefore, it always seems to pass by at an accelerated rate of speed. Is it indeed Bottoms-Up! time again?

Three in a row!

Time today for one more skinny-dip before August, 2021, is gone forever!

Pool pleasure!

There is no better time than the present to offer awesome proof that undeniably, our buttocks do float!

Take care and stay bare!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Friday, September 3, 2021, and the proposed topic is “Footnote: September, 2021!”

Cool-Down!

A glass full of ice on his knee!

No matter where our man (above) has placed his ice, for me – at least – it is entirely too close for comfort. I know that many are bothered by heat and humidity but fortunately, I am not among that category! The two conditions don’t disturb me whatsoever! That’s why I thrive during the summer season (and am totally miserable during the winter)!

One very interesting discrepancy in this is the fact that my aversion to the cold doesn’t seem to disturb my penchant for being s’naked (snow + naked)! I’ve been enjoying the experience of being a s’naked bare practitioner since 2009! Of course, when there’s snow, I’m not outside clothes free more than 20 minutes at length. My tolerance for the cold does have limits!

Cooling his face!

The seeking of “relief” from the heat and the humidity of summer has always made me curious. As bare practitioners, we’re often commiserating about the burden of having to wear clothing rather than having the freedom to roam around with nothing on. Naturists and nudists have lamented the necessity of concealing themselves regularly throughout history.

Despite all the complaining about clothes, generally as the summer draws to the end, even the most committed and die-hard bare practitioners begin to lament the discomfort of the heat and humidity. Their tolerance level has been crossed and they join the chorus encouraging a “change” in the weather.

These souls need to remember the fierceness and severity of the winter weather. My solution is to enjoy the August temperatures each and every day; too soon the gloom of winter will be upon us and the cumbersome layers of clothing will be a welcome solution to frozen sorrow!

Ice Cream: cool-down or melt-down?

To all my buddies who aren’t to be satisfied by a glass of ice cubes beside them, an alternative choice is to devour a dish of ice cream to enlighten your soul. Just remember to eat it as fast as possible or else you’ll be covered in the melt-down!

It is an accepted human trait that it is almost impossible to please/satisfy all of the people all of the time. This characteristic allows us to appreciate our diversity and our individuality. “To thine own self be true!” Hence my belittling and dismissal of those who have low tolerance for the heat and the humidity of summer.

Yet during the winter, I am among the first to advocate and demand a major change of that season’s temperatures. Forget weather discrepancy, my personal comfort and preference is solely what matters. Anyone who disagrees with me is welcome to immigrate to another planet!

Take care and stay bare – as long as you’re able! Perhaps I should relocate the Equator to my neighborhood? Shouldn’t every bare practitioner think identical to me?

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry is planned for tomorrow, Tuesday, August 31, 2021, and the proposed topic is: “Bottoms-Up! August, 2021.”