Please remember that no one should have ever promised you that being a bare practitioner was a sanitized way of living. Just like everything else in life, there are those times when we all have to “get-down and get dirty.” We landscape nude. We sweat (perspire) when we participate in the World Naked Bike Ride. We build bridges when clothes-free and we help clean beaches and parks of debris and trash wearing nothing more than our skin. Some of us even work while not wearing clothes, as shown in the image below.
Our being bare isn’t always a life of pristine luxury that many falsely believe it to be. Sometimes we have to do things in order to live that just aren’t conducive to being spotless and clean all the time. Being bare is no exception to this.
Occasionally, even our play and recreation forces us to become soiled. Gio, the model in the opening photograph above, is covered with sand. Simply going to the beach will do that to us, whether we’re bare or in a swimsuit. It doesn’t even have to be at a beach, an outdoor pool with a concrete deck can find us with any amount of grit and debris on our skin. The water and sunscreen often act as magnets that attract all manner of foreign objects to our bodies.
There’s simply no way for us to stay pristine all day long. At least, not if we have any hint of normalcy in our daily lives. It just isn’t physically possible. Our bodies perspire from either exertion or the heat. As we go about our way in our daily lives, we collect all manner of germs and environmental debris.
That’s why we have bathing. That’s why we have soap. That’s why we have disinfectant. To help keep us clean, disease-free and germ-free. It’s one of our tools for staying healthy.
Most importantly, that’s why we’re nude whenever we bathe or take a shower. We want to get rid of as much dirt and germs as possible. The best way to eliminate all the undesirable pathogens (germs) and grime is to have nothing between our skin and the cleansing agents.