Photo-Essay: I’m Gay! Okay?

Naked truth!

It’s the beginning of the new, nude year, 2023! No better time than the present to take a look and remember the reasons for this site. I started publishing ReNude Pride in January, 2017 – this is now my blog’s sixth anniversary! In honour of this occasion, I believe that this subtle reminder is long overdue so this post entry serves as an official notice not only of my personal, blatant and proud sexuality but also of my honest cultural identity: I am a confident nudist!

Strip and join in!

In a brief summary, please allow me to offer this alternate title for today’s posting:

Queer Eye For The Bare Guy!

Give yourself a moment or two and explore our same gender loving (bisexual or gay) naturist/nudist perspective on what – in our opinion – is acceptable, decent and normal!

At the risk of being judged or labelled provocative, repulsive and/or suggestive, understand that the photograph series for this entitled photo-essay may be interpreted by some as offensive. That is not my intention!

Please consider yourself as so notified. Please continue reading with both caution and with an open mind!

Happy Sixth Anniversary ReNude Pride!

Together!

Relax! The above photograph represents two bare practitioners – either bisexual or gay men (same gender loving) – who are likewise proud naturist/nudist. They’re comfortable together, their hands are touching their partner’s body and they’re facing one another, implying their physical intimacy. A truly bold and dynamic duo confidently sharing and showing their bare practitioner community and cultural identity!

Our partner with the lighter complexion (right) is visually attentive to their mutual physical connection – implied penile contact. We have no insight as to whether either man’s penis is erect (excited) or flaccid (relaxed). The absence of any apparent sexual stimulation reduces this image from the realm of pornography into the environment of erotic and/or placid. Innocence enters upon the scene in the eyes of same gender loving men. Guilt may be opinion of opposite gender loving men.

A difference in perception from viewers of the same gender but from different sexual agendas and attractions. The diversity of men!

Comfortable!

The photograph immediately above this paragraph better represents not only the variances of comfort experienced by men of divergent intimate attractions but also by men of various ethnic and/or racial heritages. Some will feel negative reactions because of the racial backgrounds of the two men and others will respond in animosity because the visual shows two men both accepting and comfortable with one another and their nakedness – totally without any apparent guilt or shame.

Personal notation: My spouse, Aaron, selected this particular picture as his favourite due to the “reception of divine inspiration” as indicated by the uplifted and sanctified expression on the face. Aaron’s reaction alone would incur the condemnation and wrath of religious extremists from innumerable faiths.

Acceptance!

Admittedly, importantly – and fortunately – there are many among all of our communities and cultures who are bold and brave enough to act and to think for themselves. Their uniqueness is among the qualities that make life bearable (bareable) for those of us who live around them or are influenced by them. Ideally, this insight and worldview is not restricted to just one particular culture or community.

Our lighter complexioned partner above (right) is unable to refocus his attention from the obvious: why is his penis being supported by my shoulder?

Too many times in today’s world modern couples avoid any open dialogue with other couples regarding sexual positioning and roles. For what reason?

Aaron and I were married on August 15, 2015, after living together for almost five full years. We have both noticed that in our close friendships within our circle of same gender loving male couples, that there are numerous similarities in feelings and reactions. Many times an honest and open interaction with others has enabled us all to discuss and explore options, alternatives, remedies and possible solutions. Many times this has permitted resolution of the issue before it escalates.

Subtle message: support does not always imply or require submission or surrender.

Normal routine and comfort!

Now is the time for some personal perspective on the poses used in this photo-essay. Aaron, my spouse and I, using a camera tripod and one of his 35mm cameras, attempted to recreate each of the positions the models posed in these shots. Our results were extremely less-than-satisfactory!

The first pose was relatively easy as both are standing and leaning using the other for balance. The groin area and hands offered the physical contact. We’ve had much experience there!

The successive poses with the flaccid (soft) penis of the darker model resting upon the shoulder of the lighter-skinned model is where we encountered numerous challenges! The first issue was penis size.

Neither Aaron nor myself have a penis comparable to the one portrayed. We don’t have the bulk (thickness) nor the length. Our own perform fine when we’re intimate – no complaints from either of us – but as for the subject of the image: no competition!

The second major discrepancy is comfort. In attempting to replicate the positions, one has to stand and the other kneels. Having to pose, reset the camera lens and focus the camera timer and then recreate the pose? Too much time involved and we were unable to accomplish our goal. If we could have eliminated the camera adjustments or hired a professional photographer – perhaps! Otherwise? We love and respect one another too much to have to repeat this performance – again!

Posing in bed together!

As bare practitioners (in our situation – Aaron and I – a gay naturist/nudist couple), our nakedness is not only a fact of life, it is also our way of life. Body and clothes freedom is the foundation of our “comfort zone.” It is a characteristic and not a dynamic of our sexuality. Our nudity is not always foreplay to engaging in sexual intimacy. It reflects our comfort, dependence, happiness and trust in being us – together!

Trust me, we found comfort, relaxation and satisfaction in a better position after Aaron put his camera away!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for tomorrow, Tuesday, January 10, 2023, and the proposed topic is: “6th Anniversary Treat!”

Bare Friends!

Gravatar: Jay and Roger!

Prologue:

My regular publishing schedule for ReNude Pride is Monday and Friday. Since my back-to-back publication here for “Bottoms-Up! End of December, 2022!” and “Nude New Year, 2023!” I decided to post entry this today, January 3, rather than yesterday.

Background:

January 3, 2009, the day that I first met Jay, who has become a fast and loyal friend of mine! Barack Obama had just been elected as “president-to-be” in November, 2008. This country was desperate for and seriously needed a change in direction, a change in leadership and the promise of hope – and a chance of a future!

On this date, Mr. Obama was just a few brief weeks away from officially assuming his presidency. Everywhere in the Washington, D.C. area, there was an atmosphere of excitement, of fulfillment and a sense of hope, joy and promise. Of kindness and respect. Of decency, honesty and renewal. Those “weapons of mass destruction” were proven false, nonexistent and evaporated into complete fabrication.

Truth!

Jay:

This was the tone of the atmosphere that existed the day we first met and began our friendship. At that time, there was a local bar (tavern) in downtown Washington, D.C., that on two Saturday afternoons every month (the first and the third) was rented to a local gay men’s social nudity club for “naked happy hour” from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. (also referred to as “naked cocktails”). There exists a very “seedy and sleazy” inference on the choice of “cocktail!” Great minds, descend into the gutter and get to work!

The crowd at the social nude event on that day was wall-to-wall. Before the first hour had passed the doors were locked and the only admittance was only if someone on the inside left. The District of Columbia Fire Marshall had posted an officer at the entrance to physically monitor the situation and the compliance.

Jay was already seated at a table for two, alone, when I saw him from across the lobby. There was an empty chair beside him. I headed in that direction through the mob. When we made eye-contact, I pointed to the chair with a questioning expression on my face. Jay smiled, pulled out the chair and patted the seat with his hands. I nodded, pointed to my right ear and shook my head in a negative manner, conveying to him that I am Deaf. He laughed and using his hands made the fingerspelling for “okay.” We had just given birth to a friendship!

We were both completely naked when we met. We had stripped out of our clothes in different restrooms when we arrived at the bar.

Good advice!

From Then Until Now:

From this date in 2009 onward, Jay and I have forged together a friendship that we both treasure and trust, even after he moved away from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. He witnessed first-hand the beginning of my live-in relationship with my spouse, Aaron, in 2010 and our marriage, five years later. I have watched the growth of his relationship with his partner, Raheem. Last year, he and Raheem were guest authors here on ReNude Pride on a post entry entitled “BRAT!”

Avatar for my friend, Rohan, The Nubian-Ikigai!

This past year, On September 8, 2022, I received a comment here from The Nubian-Ikigai regarding the posted announcement of Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Canada, Jamaica and the Head of the Commonwealth. That comment led to email correspondence between Rohan, the Nubian-Ikigai and myself that continues today.

My friendship with Rohan resulted in an interview with him published this past November, 2022, and then with Rohan appearing as a guest author here on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2022! He is now publishing his own blog here and I invite all of you to join me in following his site:

Crossing the Styx

Bare practitioners do indeed make a beneficial and rewarding brotherhood of friends! Discard all your clothes and discover who you can meet today!

Read his lips…

“Thank you, Jay, Raheem and Rohan, the Nubian-Ikigai!”

Thank you Jay, Raheem and Rohan, the Nudian-Ikigai, for the exceptional and the extraordinary gift of friendship without the baggage of clothing!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry for here is planned for Friday, January 6, 2023, and the proposed topic is: “Reciprocity!”

Happy Nude New Year, 2023!

Bare buttocks line-up!

Happy every day of 2023 to everyone here!

A casual stroll, just clothes free!

“Should old acquaintance be forgot? Strip it off and show what you’ve got!”

May your new, nude year – 2023 – be filled with bare practitioner experiences and opportunities to share with family and friends! May all of your dreams become reality and all of your goals and hopes produce fruition! Best wishes to all! Take care and proudly stay bare!

Happy bare 2023!

Enjoy the festivities! Just remember, it will be another full year before the same can be experienced again!

Celebrating the arrival of 2023!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry for here is planned for Tuesday. January 3, 2023, and the proposed topic is: “Bare Friends!”

Bottoms-Up! End of December, 2022!

A tropical Bottoms-Up! to end 2022!

Our last month of 2022, and our last Bottoms-Up! feature for this entire year! A new series begins with the beginning of a new month and a new year tomorrow! Time for us to usher one farewell to buttocks and to prepare for another season of appreciation for our anatomy!

A farewell grin for 2022!
Buttocks out of the closet!

Full buttocks viewing is a great way to spend the time each day! We can accentuate our thrills in being completely clothes free and without any guilt and/or shame!

A new rear for an entirely new year!

As we all “kiss” 2022 farewell, we can utilize the same pair of lips to welcome us all to 2023!

Happy buttocks for all of 2023!

Bottoms-Up! can be admired and appreciated by all of us, whether inside facilities and homes or outside with only nature and other bare practitioners around us!

Bottoms-Up! Pyramid construction!

Naked hugs to all!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry for here is planned for tomorrow, Sunday, January 1, 2023, and the proposed topic is: “Happy Nude Year, 2023!”

Season’s Greetings To All!

Elf with Rhythm!

Instead of the holiday song: “Deck the halls with boughs of holly…” our rhythmic elf is dancing and singing: “Deck the halls with your bare body!” Obey the elf! Strip and dance all day!

To all of you!
Best wishes!

Naked hugs from Aaron and myself to each and everyone of you!

Aaron and Roger Peterson-Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry for here is planned on Saturday, December 31, 2022, and the topic is: “Bottoms-Up! End of 2022!”

Nakations!

Sunshine and surf!

Yes! I am completely aware that Winter, 2022, does not begin until Wednesday, December 21. Yes! I was born legally and totally Deaf and I have not a hearing aid nor a cochlear implant do describe me using whatever curse and/or derogatory language you choose – I still can’t hear you! No! It is absolutely not too early to start planning your next nakation!

Remember: naked + vacation = nakation!

A musical and relaxed balcony view!

Who knows? You may even be lucky and plan your next nakation before yet another rate increase takes effect! There are definitely worthwhile advantages for advanced planning in addition to simply avoiding the “last-minute” rush!

Cold, dreary and inclement weather outside often inspire us to dreams of clothes freedom, comfort and sunshine. This setting puts us into the mood for researching a clothing optional environment with no reason to cover any part of our anatomy except for the soles of our feet!

The winter holiday season is an ideal time to explore different destination options. Social gatherings offer the opportunity to discuss ideas with casual acquaintances thus avoiding awkward silences while trying to decide what subject to introduce next.

Nakation relaxation!

Casual social events provide ample chances to receive free first-hand advice on possible locations. The fact that you’re seeking a nakation doesn’t need to be shared. Most of those present at these types of functions are relieved at a topic to participate in that isn’t too much of a challenge.

Practically everyone knows of someone who travelled somewhere or visited someone. You may even be fortunate and meet a person who can recommend lodging, restaurants, historic and or scenic conveniences and even “what-you-must-see” and “what-not-to-see!”

Keep in mind, a nakation does not have to include a clothing-optional facility, destination or event. In the eyes, hearts and minds of many bare practitioner nakation enthusiasts, some of the best adventures happen unexpectedly and unplanned. Spontaneous escapades often produce what detailed meticulous planning sometimes overlooks: fun and success!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry for here is planned for Friday, December 23, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “Season’s Greetings!”

Goodbye, Boxers!

Removal (stripping)!

Hooray! The Autumn semester at my university officially ended today at 12:30 p.m.! Hallelujah! Winter break is in place and the next time that I return to campus will be in 2023! Thinking in advance, I did wisely decide to wait until after I had arrived back inside the condominium where Aaron and I live before I began stripping off my clothes. The last garment that I discarded was my boxers!

Body and clothes freedom until the end of my university’s Winter Break! It may be cold outside but we – my spouse, Aaron, and myself – keep our condominium comfortable and warm on the inside! There has to be some legitimate reason for us both to have to get dressed in clothes and go to work everyday!

Boxers removed!

We do have family and friends who are planning for visiting with us over the holiday season. They’re also bare practitioners so there’s no need for either one of us to even think about having to launder clothing anytime soon! Yet another benefit of living life clothes free!

Aaron and Roger snug on the couch!

Aaron and I live in a one-bedroom condominium. When we have guests stay overnight, we generally surrender our bedroom and we sleep either on the couch or on the floor (and sometimes both)! We’re together, that’s what matters!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry planned for here is for Monday, December 19, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “Nakations!”

Great Breaking News!

NubianIkigai

Rohan, the Nubian-Ikigai, featured here in and interview on November 25, 2022, and a guest author here on December 1, 2022: World AIDS Day has officially opened and is now publishing his blog: Crossing the Styx! The site features an About Me page and his initial post entry.

To access his site, please click the link below:

Crossing the Styx

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post planned for here is Friday, December 16, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “Goodbye, Boxers!”

Resolution Solution!

Winter is depressing, play even more!

Background:

Both my spouse, Aaron, and I now fanatically disregard and/or ignore the inconvenient habit of “new year’s resolutions!” We live in the Northern Hemisphere; it is barren and cold here. Neither one of us is motivated enough to initiate any life altering changes during this period of frigid outdoor temperatures. Additionally, the hours of natural daylight is reduced due to the position of the sun. Who needs another impediment?

Please refer to the links listed below:

New Year’s Resolutions

Spring Resolutions, 2022!

Play and have fun together!

Solution:

Instead of trying and then trying, again, to introduce a change in our daily routine, Aaron and I opt to focus on the positive and play (have fun or “make mischief”) while we’re confined indoors due to the inclement weather conditions outside. Our goal is to survive the hibernation as best as we possibly can and introduce the practice of “Spring Resolutions” – change as the climate and daylight improves!

This alternate plan not only reduces the risk of failure and frustration of these resolutions. The mental process of adaptation is better in Spring than it is during the Winter which greatly adds to the chances of success.

Also, the return of colour, as in the flowers and the foliage, to the natural environment enhances productivity and an encouraging outcome. This helps us to stay positive and resourceful. The longer spans of daylight boosts our flexibility!

Reduce the number of goals! A lower amount increases both achievement and concentration! One step forward makes the result realistic!

Interested? Would you like to try it? I’ll publish a gentle reminder this upcoming March!

Play naked!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Friday, December 16, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “Good-bye Boxers!”

Celebrating!

Flexing our strength!

This is an announcement honouring the celebration of “good news” from our government legislators!

The U. S. House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the Congress, just passed the Marriage Equality Act. The U. S. Senate (the legislative upper chamber) approved the same measure several weeks earlier. It now is awaiting the signature of President Joseph Biden and then it officially becomes law. This legislation enacts the federal mandate that assures the complete recognition of all interracial marriages and all individual marriage equality unions throughout this country.

My spouse, Aaron, and I are an interracial couple. He’s African-Canadian and I’m Greek. We also are a same gender loving male couple. We were legally married in the Commonwealth of Virginia on August 15, 2015. Our marriage is now totally legal everywhere within this country!

Because of the U. S. Supreme Court’s reversal of its previous legalization of abortions this past June, this action by the Congress prevents an automatic reversal of the marriages of all same gender loving couples and of the marriages of all racially mixed marriages. Multiple Christian extremists organizations have threatened to implement judicial review of marriages, hoping for a “return” for supremacy of the conservative religious concept.

Aaron and I are dancing bare all day today!

Dancing for joy!

Naked hugs!

Aaron and Roger Peterson-Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Monday, December 12, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “Resolutions Solution!”