As we are now into the dawn of a new year, those reading here who have felt a curiosity about nudity but always hesitated about giving it a try, make a promise to yourselves now to experience it in 2019! If you’ve often wondered about being a bare practitioner (naturist or nudist), why just think about it? Give it a try! Better to learn if it’s something that you enjoy now rather than sit back and just think about it. There’s no time like the present!
All that’s involved is just shedding those cumbersome clothes. We all learn how to do that the minute we start to dress ourselves. Just take them off, fold them neatly and let the rest just happen. It doesn’t involve “rocket science.” It’s all about clothes freedom and just being yourself!
It makes no difference who you are (bisexual, gay, straight, transgender or queer) nor what you wear – anyone can enjoy the freedom that comes with simply being yourself inside your own skin! Be confident of yourself and the person that you are! Clothes don’t always make the person, we all allow our personalities to take that message to others.
We are still in the infancy days of 2019, time for ReNude Pride to renew one of its purposes and offer nude encouragement to those reading here but remain uncomfortable in their own skin. After all, what good is there in publishing a blog celebrating the joys of being a bare practitioner (naturist or nudist) if not to periodically remind others or what they are truly missing in their lives?
Sometimes, we just have to grab the “bull-by-the-horns” in order for them to understand what it is they’re missing. Like the fun of shedding your swimsuit on the beach and skinny-dipping (swimming nude). Life, and fun, just doesn’t get any more basic than that!
We all are entitled to be proud of who we are. We are all entitled to be proud of our clothes freedom and of our nakedness. Most of the images that we see every day are of Caucasian people enjoying nudity. We also need to remember that in this country, for most of its history, the people were segregated by their skin color, gender and ability level. Just because a certain person isn’t visible doesn’t mean they don’t exist.
So, off we go with ten (count them) reasons why all of us should be clothes-free in 2019! A few of them just may surprise you! Before reading, I’ll supply a hint: “No! Sex is not one of the reason!”
10 Reasons To Be Nude
1. Burn More Body Fat
Our body’s main supply of brown adipose tissue (BAT), or good fat cells, are located around our shoulder blades and neck. When our body is exposed to the elements and is cooler, the BAT proliferates and essentially kills white adipose tissue (bad fat cells). Not wearing any clothes helps promote this process and makes us healthier.
2. We’ll Become Comfortable With Who We Are
Being bare helps us to become comfortable in our own skin and enhances self-acceptance. Once we become accustomed to nudity, we increase our comfort in being nude around others (social nudity). Just imagine hosting a party and not worrying about what to wear!
3. It Saves Money
Being naked as often as possible reduces the need to laundry clothes as often as before. This eliminates detergent and electrical costs. Being a bare practitioner also lessens our need for new clothing as often as before. Clothes are now viewed in an entirely different perspective and now lose some of the importance we often attach to them.
4. Increases Our Immune System
Being bare and gaining exposure to the sun’s rays increases our body’s vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is directly related to our immune system (natural defense against diseases). With optimal levels of vitamin D, our immune system becomes impeccable and better equipped to fight against viruses, including the common cold and influenza (the flu).
5. We Face Our Fears And Overcome Them
Many people cringe, at the minimum, whenever the phrase “get naked” is mentioned or referenced. Most are so afraid of nudity – and children especially are ingrained with this notion – that they bury this beneath layers of negative images and misconceptions about the bare human body. However, when we discard these acquired behaviors (we are not born with these fears) as we discard our clothes, our body-image and our body self-acceptance rebounds.
6. We Feel Better Wearing Clothes
Whenever we do wear clothes (because not everyone has accepted being nude in public) we start to choose clothing that accentuates the parts of our body that we admire. Therefore, we both look and feel better wearing clothing.
7. Embrace Vulnerability
When we open ourselves or expose ourselves (sorry. no pun intended), it’s natural for us to have fear and worry. Nudity is an opportunity for us to embrace and welcome being vulnerable. It allows us to think and get to the core of what really matters and what is, indeed, important to us. Once we do this, we gain the confidence to confront other challenges and overcome anything that comes our way.
8. Show your reality
There are many different options for accentuating or altering our true (real) body image when we choose to wear clothing. There are some people who decide to change their body image to the extreme that they actually fear getting naked with the person that they love. With the widespread availability of a variety of altering products (breast-enhancing bras, Spanx items, buttocks enhancements, etc.) that some people are almost unrecognizable from their clothes-free selves. This “false” or misleading impression isn’t compatible with body-acceptance ideals and being comfortable of the “real” self. If a person truly does love you, then they should not love you solely upon your projected image.
9. You will have fun
It’s a simple premise. When we’re accepting and comfortable with our bare body and view it as good, then life is better. We start to realize that we are beautiful and are willing to do more that we probably would not have done otherwise – with or without our clothes. We find ourselves conquering challenges and trying new experiences. Our self-esteem is enriched.
10. Lights-On Intimacy
Many people believe less lighting is better when intimate with their sexual or romantic partner. It’s not a new concept, after all, it’s been around almost as long as having sexual relations. But if no one has ever tried sharing intimacy with the lights on, how do they know its better with less lighting? Who knows, making love may be unbelievably superlative when experienced using better lighting!
I’m not so obsessed with social nudity that I lose my mind. I am not so naive to not realize that embracing our nakedness isn’t something that everyone can do. There are some who would be completely miserable if they awoke tomorrow morning and discovered that the entire world was clothes-free. I get that and accept that fact.
However, in closing here, I would like to offer this thought:
Take off your clothes and try nudity before its too late!
ReNude Pride celebrates 2 years of blogging this month. Join our running bare practitioner above and “jump for joy” while totally clothes-free!