Challenge Yourself! Try Bare!

People have a remarkable tendency to fear what they haven’t yet experienced and to stress over what may or may not be worth the effort. I don’t know why this happens unless it is just an aversion to the “unknown.” We don’t know the outcome so we approach something with dread and trepidation. Funny, we all came into this world not knowing what our respective lives had in store for us. Did that make us shy away from the birth process? If you’re reading this post, then we all know the answer to that question.

Another aspect of the birth process that none of us had any control over is that we were all born clothes-free (bare, naked, nude). We didn’t make our appearance here on earth in a cute little baby outfit. We were born in nothing other than our own natural skin. Concealing our nakedness was a decision others made for us. No one asked how we felt about it.

As we are now barely into the first three weeks of the new year, 2018, I’d like to challenge everyone reading here to make an honest effort any try being bare for at least this calendar year. Even if it’s just being naked inside the privacy of your home. The costs are nonexistent and all that’s necessary is removing clothing.



Being bare may not only be more comfortable, but healthier as well. Some health experts now advocate that being clothes-free can help remedy not only physical problems but also psychological issues.

Sleeping nude not only helps us to get closer in our relationships, but it likewise erases body-shame or self-consciousness about being naked. According to the Washington, D.C. – based nonprofit the National Sleep Foundation, in order to have a normal sleep routine and to sleep comfortably, the human body needs to reach an optimal temperature of around 65 degrees Fahrenheit (approximately 18 degrees Celsius). Sleeping naked is an easy way to lower body temperature that can also increase levels of metabolism-boosting brown fat.


Restrictive clothing and undergarments can and do leave indentations and marks all over our bodies. These, in turn, lead to the drying and the wrinkling of our skin. Going bare is great for healthy skin. It hastens the elimination of sweat (perspiration) toxins that clothing can reintroduce into the body and improves overall blood circulation. Opting for nudity affords our skin a chance to breathe.

Spending time without clothes (nude) is an excellent way to get in touch with our bodies. Most people in today’s hectic society are so disconnected from their body sensations. Being bare is an opportunity to reconnect with ourselves. Being in our own skin helps to eradicate body shame.

Naked hugs!

Roger/ReNude Pride



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A same gender loving (gay) bare practitioner (nudist) who invites you to explore my blog. At times I may appear irreverent but I am in no way irrelevant!

15 thoughts on “Challenge Yourself! Try Bare!”

  1. Everything you wrote is so TRUE! And thanks for talking briefly about the advantages of sleeping nude. Sleeping naked is something I always encourage everyone to do. I’ve slept nude (whenever possible) for decades and continue to do so. You may recall that four years ago, I wrote a blog article about that very subject. I have plans to re-edit (as in shorten or split in two) that very long article on sleeping naked and republish. Awesome article! Naked hugs and a gentle tug. 😏

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  2. I agree with your article but had to giggle a bit. I sleep in the nude and almost all of my friends do. What’s funny is that we all started many years before we met. I’m sure a psychologist would say that means something, I’m just not sure what:-)

    Body shame: I find it interesting that the external components of body shame are seldom discussed. For example, this summer I never wore a swimsuit; I went only to clothing optional beaches and pools. But I only go to textile beaches and pools if a group of friends is going. Why? Because in textile environments I always get negative responses to my body.

    People have said that’s an example body shame. I disagree because I attend at least one bare event weekly. I only hesitate to take my shirt off in situations where I receive negative responses almost 100% of the time.

    Am I the only person who experiences this kind of dichotomy?

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    1. I believe that persons who wear clothing have a tendency to judge others by their physical appearances. As a rule, bare practitioners aren’t as judgmental of others. Of course, there are always exceptions to every generalization! Naked hugs!


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