Bottoms-Up! December, 2021

A seasonal view: Bottoms-Up!

The above fresh snowfall reminds us all that December is here and another year of the Bottoms-Up! series here on ReNude Pride brings to us the end of 2021! What better way to close out the year past than by featuring a view of all the seasons of an entire year?

Wintertime:

Buttocks to buttocks!

Springtime:

Grooming for a day in nature!

Summertime:

Outside lawn!

Autumntime:

Ready for a hike!

Bottoms-Up! to everyone here and best wishes for 2022!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for tomorrow, January 1, 2022, and the proposed topic is “Happy New Year!”

Season’s Greetings!

Yours truly (Roger), s’naked!

The above picture was made during a January blizzard and not a recent snow in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area!

Holiday decorations!

There are a number of celebrations and/or holidays that happen in and around the month of December every year. Instead of even attempting to select a picture depicting each and every one (and accidently offending because of the one event that I inadvertently overlooked), this is a community-inspired posting offering Season’s greetings to one and all!

Our muscular and voluptuous elf offers a smile!

A seasonal greeting and a happy expression is given to each of you from our delightful and enthusiastic elf along with all our warm wishes!

Snuggling together!

A sleeping couple awaits another day of holiday bliss and joy while in the loving arms of one another!

A happy and safe winter holiday from Aaron and myself!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: Best wishes to all! The next post entry here is planned for Monday, December 20, 2021, and the planned topic is: “Decorate the Tree!”

Winter Respite!

Bedroom scene from “Noah’s Arc!”

Sleeping while totally clothes free is often viewed by bare practitioners as the ultimate resting technique. My spouse, Aaron, and I couldn’t agree wholeheartedly more! Lying in bed together, without the restrictive burden of any type of clothing is the perfect way to end a busy and long day!

The last day of autumn classes has already occurred and the semester examinations concluded this past Friday. All of my work for this season has finished, reports and grades submitted and the university holiday luncheon is this Wednesday. My work schedule goes into “holiday mode” once I cross our doorway after lunch is over and the subway delivers me back to Arlington.

Aaron is taking time off from his hospital job starting Monday, December 20. We’re both looking forward to our well-earned winter respite! Hopefully, the bitterly freezing temperatures will stay away a little bit longer! If not, then we have a plan B: bed together!

A respite smile together!

Realistically, Aaron and I lack the luxury of spending endless days in bed. The both of us have commitments and obligations that determine otherwise. We’ll drive the four-hour trip to Roanoke, Virginia, to spend the western Christmas with his family (my in-laws) We also have several bare practitioner holiday socials to attend throughout the period – once we return from Roanoke. Then, we’re hosting a Holy Christmas (eastern) social for our same gender loving family members on Thursday, January 6, 2022.

Suddenly, lounging lazily looks even more appealing! Perhaps we should arrange for a relaxation period from the Winter holidays!

Take care and stay bare!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Friday, December 17, 2021, and the proposed topic is: “Seasons Greetings!”

Sharing: A Bare View!

Sharing: a gift of our body!

During this “holiday” time of the year, a vast majority of us are constantly inundated with reminders: gift giving, sharing, duties, obligations, responsibilities. In a word: appreciation. In gratitude for the advantages and the benefits that we have, we are encouraged and urged to “share” with those less fortunate the joy of being ourselves.

It is, after all, the decent and honourable “thing to do.” An appropriate and thoughtful seasonable gesture of goodwill. An act of kindness.

Brief pause.

Deep breath.

Moment of thought.

Sharing a kiss!

It is quite obvious that the subtle message intended for delivery wasn’t completely considered and evaluated by the originator. The concept, goal or ideal that inspired the creator was exceptional: outreach to all the people. Mission accomplished! The taskmaster, however, failed to include and recognize one segment of the general public.

The clothes free community. In particular, the bare practitioner (male, same gender loving, naturist/nudist) population of that specific community. Those of us who frequently become marginalized and therefore categorically ignored. We are seen as unworthy of any type of acknowledgement.

Frequently, we are subjected to blatant discrimination – even when we attempt to share with those who are not quite so fortunate in life. Those who extol the idea of sharing and spreading “good cheer” are increasingly determined to restrict those who give to those they determine “unworthy” of giving to others.

See no nakedness!

The reasoning behind the hypocrisy of rejecting “unworthy” contributions? It is because of who they are: specifically homosexual nudists. We are judged as demented and perverted are essentially less than human. Countless charities and churches reject or return donations offered by groups of defiled “pagans” and/or “sinners.” This year marks the third year that a Tidewater Virginia-based bare practitioner group has held a benefit gathering (private) for new toys for needy children and the items refused to be accepted by the sponsoring organization because it doesn’t want to appear to endorse a “questionable” cause.

My first cousin, Michael, is a member of this bare practitioner association and for a number of years co-chaired this event. For several years, Aaron and I drove down for the weekend to help with this project to provide toys for children.

A friend of mine in the Chicago, Illinois, metropolitan area supports “Warmer Coats” and his same gender loving club collectively buys new winter coats for children and the elderly. Again, their collective gift was denied but the membership were informed that individual private donations would be most welcome. A local church denying a gay men’s club the chance to “spread some cheer” because they’re queer!

Sometimes, stupidity surpasses kindness and acts of compassion and love!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry for here is planned for Monday, December 13, 2021, and the proposed topic is: “Winter Respite!”

Official: Exonerated!

Dancing in celebration #1!

Background:

This posting references to a previous entry published here entitled “Professional Integrity.” Please click onto the link listed below to be connected.

Professional Integrity

A bubbly bouncing pair of buttocks celebrating!

One of the many reasons for my inadvertent disaster with my keys this past Thursday, December 2, was the emergency meeting of my department at my university. Completely unaware of the agenda of the unscheduled conference, upon my arrival, I discovered the primary topic was: me! The justification? The subject of the earlier post entry, “Professional Integrity.”

As examined in my ReNude Pride posting, I was disappointed and upset concerning the obvious “double standard” of guidelines and rules that have become ever more apparent at my jobsite. There seems to be the widespread belief that there exists a specific set of practices for the university administration and another set of practices for the academic faculty. The two appear to be incompatible and totally unrelated.

Dancing in celebration #2!

As I entered my departmental conference room for our meeting, I immediately laid eyes on the presence of one of our university’s vice-chancellors – the one who supposedly presided over the investigation of my “questionable” conduct. The two of us aren’t particularly fond of one another and we have personalities that are quite the opposite. Once I recognized him, dread overcame me and the others in the room.

Upon the arrival of everyone, my department head convened the meeting and introduced the vice-chancellor – after three years in his current position, he still needed to be introduced to all of us as well as reminding us of his official capacity. A very personable and commendable influence!

He rose and then openly passed to me a sealed envelop as he announced to everyone present that despite the gossip and rumors regarding both the investigation and myself, he was publicly exonerating me of any blame or guilt. He then added that his presence for this was specifically ordered by the university chancellor himself.

He never offered to shake my hand or even acknowledge me.

My colleagues did follow the lead of my department chairman and wave their hands in a gesture of support and symbolic congratulations. Our chairman then dismissed the meeting – all of fifteen minutes of official business!

Upon leaving my office to return to the subway, I noticed a memorandum to all faculty and staff at the university. It contained the announcement of the immediate resignation of this very unremarkable vice-chancellor.

No wonder I left my keys and memory device at work!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry planned for here is Friday, December 10, 2021, and the proposed topic is “Sharing: A Bare View!”

What the Hell?

Uncertainty!

Sooner or later, it was going to happen. I arrived home from a busy and tiring day at my university. Upon arrival, I discovered that I had left the keys to my front door in my office. With just minutes to spare, I briskly ran down the street to the condominium association office and they summoned someone to unlock the front door to my building and then allow me into our condo!

That problem resolved, it was a few minutes before the second dilemma came to mind – how in the world can I publish here tonight? The memory device that I draft my post entry on is attached to my domestic key lanyard. By this time in the evening, traffic is simply too congested for me to even contemplate driving to campus to retain the missing items. A long listing of profanity encompassed my mind!

Of course, I could wait for my spouse, Aaron, to finish his hospital shift at 11:00 p.m., drive home and then drive me into Washington, D.C. – however, it is my responsibility and not his!

What the hell is wrong with me?

I mentally debated this issue for several hours before deciding that my hectic workday was enough. Aaron’s job as nursing supervisor was frantic for him without me adding the burden of another trip back into the busy city. The world needn’t become a cumbersome load for us both due to my own incompetence!

The end result is that I will save the finalized version of “Sharing: A Bare View” for a later posting (hopefully, in just over a week from now). Instead, I’ll substitute this last minute and very frustrated posting so no one will have to wonder if I’ve indeed “lost my mind!” Truthfully, I have but that is a secret!

Please forgive my mistake. I’m going to search our small condo for my brain! Have a terrific weekend everyone!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Monday, December 6, 2021, and the proposed topic is: “Official: Exonerated!”

World AIDS Day: 2021!

December 1: World AIDS Day!

World AIDS Day: The Beginning:

World AIDS Day was first envisioned in August, 1987, by James W. Bunn and Thomas Nutter, two public information officers for the Global Programme on AIDS at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. They jointly delivered their concept to Dr. Jonathan Mann, Director of the Global Programme on AIDS (now known as UNAIDS). Dr. Mann endorsed the idea and agreed with the recommendation for the first international observance on 1 December, 1988.

World AIDS Day!

Forty years into the HIV/AIDS pandemic and humanity remains impotent in erasing the viral infection from our bodies. We are knowledgeable on how to prevent the transmission of the disease but we are vastly overwhelmed in efforts to transfer prevention knowledge into practice.

Basic Facts:

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS.

AIDS is a result of HIV infection.

AIDS is not transferred or transmitted from one person to another. HIV is the virus that is shared. HIV may live within us for many years before the infection may be discovered (detected). For some, the recognition of the AIDS diagnosis may be years after being HIV+ (living with the virus).

HIV is spread through blood, semen, vaginal fluid and breast milk.

The above lists the four body fluids that carry the virus from one person to another. HIV is not contained in sufficient quantity in tears, sweat, saliva to spread (transmit).

Only a physician can diagnose AIDS.

Certain criteria (conditions) must be met before an AIDS determination can be made. Physicians (medical doctors) are the only internationally recognized professionals allowed to make this decision.

Red Ribbon Day!

Infection:

Untreated (without medical attention), HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection causes AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) which first weakens the human immune system (the body’s ability to fight diseases) and eventually destroys it. Medical treatment can and often does strengthen the immune system and enables people to live longer with healthier and productive lives.

Graphic information!

There is currently no known cure or vaccine for HIV/AIDS but there are numerous testing strategies internationally to develop either a cure or a vaccine.

Wear a red ribbon on December 1!

A red ribbon on 1 December indicates HIV/AIDS awareness!

Knowledge is power!

U = U means that people living with HIV (HIV+) who achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load – the amount of HIV in the blood – by taking and adhering to antiretroviral therapy (ART) as prescribed cannot sexually transmit the virus to others.

Body paint to indicate AIDS awareness!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

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