Summer, 2022!

Skinny-dipping season has arrived!

Today marks the official beginning of the Summer of 2022! Whenever possible, remember to bare yourself and skinny-dip for all you’re worth. We know that this eventful season doesn’t last forever and the days somehow manage to fly past us! Lose the clothes and grab the sunscreen and have fun while you can!

Where there’s water, strip and skinny-dip!

The beach, a man-made pool, a lake, a river, relax and refresh – stay cool! This is the time for “fun-in-the-sun” so make every day productive! Autumn and cooler weather approaches all to soon!

Summer greetings!

For a great number of us, summer and skinny-dipping are synonymous. It is almost impossible to imagine one without the other. Those of us who advocate and embrace body and clothes freedom, this connection is – well – natural and understandable.

Classic skinny-dipping image!

However, to be fair and impartial, ReNude Pride acknowledges and respects that not all of us are aquatically oriented. There are bare practitioner enthusiasts who have absolutely no appreciation, desire or inclination to skinny-dip. To everyone, their own choosing! All of us have our own preferences for fun and pleasure.

A very happy and safe Summer, 2022, wish to everyone!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry for here is planned for tomorrow, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “Pride Time!”

Bottoms-Up! May, 2022!

Kory Mitchell, exposing his buttocks in nature!

Not everyone has the luxury of baring themselves completely and observing bottoms-up! day totally “in the buff!” Kory Mitchell, in today’s opening photograph proudly presents us all with an option of exposing our derriere while remaining legally clothed. Whatever your situation, there are options for participating in bottoms-up!

Embracing buttocks!

Our men in the above image have no qualms about interlocking themselves in an embrace while celebrating their totally natural bodies close together!

Buttocks pyramid!

With Victoria Day (Canada) and Memorial Day (USA) both now behind us, summer has unofficially begun throughout North America. “Welcome back” is currently the expected greeting shared with the abundance of booties (buttocks) visible throughout this continent!

Floating in water!

Skinny-dipping (swimming naked) popularity multiplies and with it the return of bottoms-up scenery!

Outdoor grilling!

Outdoor chefs offer a variety of menu selections . “What’s your pleasure, sir?” is frequently asked as the waitperson approaches to take your meal order!

Bare your buttocks in honour of bottoms-up!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “Photo-Essay: Pride!”

Post Entry: A Guy Without Boxers, 2022!

A Guy Without Boxers!

A delay because of my overload at work due to my flu infection, but I’ve added a new post to my new page here, A Guy Without Boxers, 2022! Click the page title to visit and scroll down the page to the entry for February, 2022.

Take care and stay bare!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry is planned for Friday, March 4, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “Judgments!”

Slow Recuperation!

I’m slowly beginning to heal (recuperate) from a horrible recent infection of influenza! I honestly can’t remember feeling this bad and debilitated! Two weeks out of the classroom has made me feel extremely vulnerable!

Hopefully, with each passing day, I’ll be back in control and soon!

Naked hugs (at arm’s length)!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Friday, February 11, 2022.

The Reconciliator!

Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu!

A tribute to Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu!

As same gender loving (SGL) men, my spouse, Aaron, and I are both impressed by the commitment and dedication of the late archbishop to the equality of all people. At a time when few – if any – contemporary African leaders even acknowledge our community’s existence, the bold and brave Anglican (Church of England) clergyman publicly and repeatedly espoused the inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer + (GLBTQ+) people into his agenda and messages. A most definite historical and notable accomplishment for any contemporary African icon.

In all the world, at that time, relatively few world leaders publicly joined in his efforts for inclusion. GLBTQ+ people were not deemed worthy of anyone’s political career or of the call for equal rights.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu and H.M. Queen Elizabeth II.

When aparthied (the legally enforced separation of the races) officially ceased to exist and democracy went into effect in South Africa in the 1990’s, it became the only country on the African continent to constitutionally guarantee and recognize the existence and the human rights of GLBTQ+ populations. This remarkable distinction is primarily the result of the extraordinary leadership of the ecclesiastical Desmond Tutu.

Honesty!

In the English language, there are numerous words that begin with the letter “F.” Some are polite, some are profane, some are descriptive and others are derogatory. There are those words that are simple and need no explanation and then there are those words that are so complex that volumes are required to deliver the meaning. Archbishop Desmond Tutu is indeed truly fortunate. There are three words that commence with the letter “F” that offer to all of humanity an accurate summation of his ideals and his life: Fairness, Foresight, Forgiveness.

Thank you, Desmond Tutu, for your exemplary example! Outstanding job: a lesson well taught!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Monday, January 24, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “Fur-troversy!”

Dr. King Day, 2022!

The Reverend Dr. King

This day, officially observed on the third Monday of January, annually, is the only national holiday honoring an American not of European birth or descent. Today commemorates the birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an African-American advocate of civil rights, justice and peace for all people throughout the world. He was born on January 15, 1929, to Rev. Michael J. King, Sr., and Alberta Williams King. At birth he was named after his father who legally changed both of their given names in tribute to the German religious reformer, Martin Luther, in 1934.

The Dr. King Memorial is the only one on the National Memorial Mall, Washington, D.C., dedicated to an African-American.

During his lifetime and beyond, the Reverend Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., was often considered a controversial figure of questionable integrity and intent, especially by the then-closeted (secret) homosexual FBI director, J. Edgar Hoover, a proven racist. His supporters championed his devotion to his faith, equality, freedom, justice, non-violence and peace for all humanity. His detractors viewed him as a communist, subversive and totally un-American.

Dr. King’s quote on commitment!

The Reverend Dr. King headed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) an organization he founded and is best remembered for his nonviolent protests and activism against institutionalized racial discrimination and segregation in the USA. His actions led to the landmark U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 and to the U.S. Voting Rights Act of 1965 that theoretically outlawed the often legally sanctioned sanctioned practices that forced African-Americans to endure second-class citizenship.

In 1964, Dr. King was awarded by King Gustaf VI Adolph of Sweden the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1977, he was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by then-President Jimmy Carter.

President Obama dedicating the Dr. King Memorial!

Historical Irony:

It is both historically ironic and significant that the Reverend Dr. Martin L. King, Jr, the first African-American to be honored on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., had his memorial dedicated by the very first African-American President, Barack Hussein Obama, on August 22, 2011. A singular honor for both men!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry for here is planned for Friday, January 21, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “Archbishop Desmond Tutu Tribute!”

A Guy Without Boxers, 2022!

Removing his boxers in order to become bare!

The title of my initial blog on the wordpress franchise A Guy Without Boxers. I began the project in 2012 and it was abruptly and without warning cancelled by the same franchise in the late summer of 2015. Even today, I have received no correspondence, notice, etc., over what specifically the issue or problem was from the wordpress offices.

At the time, Aaron and I were “live-in” partners. Marriage equality had just become legal here in the USA. Up until that time, we were content and satisfied with sharing our bed, condominium and lives together as a domestic couple and moving forward with A Guy Without Boxers.

We were married on August 15, 2015. Within one month, we were forced to wear a pair of boxers. The wordpress franchise had performed a sneak attack and cast both of us and our nakedness aside.

No boxers allowed avatar!

Today, a dream of mine returns. A Guy Without Boxers, 2022 debuts as a monthly page feature here on ReNude Pride! Aaron, my spouse, and I proudly discard our boxers and bare ourselves with all of you once again!

The new page premiers here later today. My plans for the first year of publication is to chronicle my bare career from my earliest days until the present – including ReNude Pride. The inclusion of the publication year as a part of the page title provides me the option of continuing should this supplemental feature of ReNude Pride warrant more insight. Some ideas for future publication include current trends, bare resorts, naked challenges, etc. I’m also seriously contemplating the offering of guest authors and any relevant topic they’re willing to address. I plan to share additional information on this aspect of this page later in this calendar year.

If no boxers are allowed, neither are any other bikinis or briefs!

Skinny dipping (nude swimming) is always a favored topic among bare practitioners as well as guys (and girls) without boxers! It serves as a fitness, recreational and social activity as well as offering a competitive nature to clothes free events. For many of us same gender loving naturists/nudists skinny dipping – no matter the multitude of benefits – is essentially fun!

Skinny dipping = nude swimming!

To access A Guy Without Boxers, 2022 go to the menu of ReNude Pride, scroll to “Pages” and click onto the title application there. Please feel welcome to share your thoughts!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry planned here is for Monday, January 17, 2022, and the proposed title is: “Dr. King Day!”

Confused?

Post Script: If the above posting appears confused, I humbly apologize. In addition to this entry, I also published the Introduction for the A Guy Without Boxers, 2022 page. I tried not to be too redundant!

New Year’s Resolutions!

“I hereby resolve …!”

Resolved: I will be a better person during this entire new year!

Truth, dare or a promise to ourselves that we may or may not strive to keep? Many of us begin each year with a list (endless for some) of goals and objectives to be accomplished in the upcoming 364 days. The more fortunate among us will find ourselves still focused on adherence and success at the end of January. An even smaller number will remain dedicated to this task on December 31, of the current year.

As a man who considers himself an optimist, why such a depressing prediction? Reality. Although created with complete “noble intentions,” a vast majority of us subconsciously know that we are doomed for failure no matter what we resolve to finish. Almost synonymous with new year’s resolution is one word: disaster.

“I promise to stay focused on my task!”

I began the previous paragraph identifying myself as an optimist. Yet in that same paragraph, why such a pessimistic conclusion? Reality.

Far too often, our world – bare practitioner or otherwise – associates the proverbial new year’s resolution as nothing more than a self-imposed joke. No hope of attainment thus no damage done. The placid acceptance of defeat with minimal energy expended.

Nothing ventured. Nothing gained. Right?

Perhaps rather than try to alter the behavior and change the habit, we may have a better chance of redirecting the concentration towards a much more positive direction. In other words, a new time-line featuring a realistic goal and an environment in which success is encouraged.

Making success happen!




As an undergraduate university student, I detested the barren bleakness of the winter season and instead concentrated on the return of the springtime; the same holds true even today. I rationalized that if I was to make a resolution regarding behavior change or self-improvement the spring season was much more conducive to success than the dreariness of winter. Spring is a time of rebirth, renewal and resurgence as opposed to the bland darkness of winter.

Bare practitioners or not, there are more of us active and energetic in the spring than there are during the winter. Personally, it was logical to undertake a project aiming for development and fulfillment during a season of hope (spring) as opposed to a season of destitution (winter).

“Bare practitioners find comfort, identity and recognition through nudity. Clothes are the epitome of a costume: a foreign object that creates confusion and deception.” ~Roger Poladopoulos~

Commitment and dedication!

Of course, if we are to achieve, succeed and, perhaps, surpass our projected goal requires both commitment and dedication. Those determining factors are independent of any and all seasonal situations. However, at least for me, longer daylight and warmer temperatures enhance progress and enable determination to complete the task at hand.

One step closer to overcoming the challenge. Another step closer to our reward!

My personal Spring Resolutions go into effect the First Day of Spring, annually. Everyone is welcome to join with Aaron and I in this quest!

The purpose of this post entry is to offer an alternative to the traditional new year’s resolution. Implementation is based on the convenience, perception and viability of the resolver. Any choice of time-line is always an option.

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Friday, January 14, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “A Guy Without Boxers, 2022!”

BRAT!

Avatar: Jay (left) and Roger meeting – January 3, 2009!

BRAT: BARELY RECOGNIZED AS TEXTILE!

It is on this date, January 3, 2009, that Jay and I first met, became acquainted and embarked on an amazing friendship that now spans half of the continental USA and encompasses my spouse, Aaron, Jay’s current love/interest, Raheem, and members of all of our families! In the hope of inspiring similar relationships, I always like to recall this personal moment and share the joy! Friends may come and friends may go, but best friendships may endure a lifetime!

January 3 was a Saturday in 2009, and the timing was ideal for a bare practitioner social event in downtown Washington, D.C. The weather was remarkably mild outside and we were becoming excited about the inauguration of our new president, Barack Obama! What better way to celebrate the festive mood than in the company of “our” community – all completely clothes free!

Naked truth!

It was early this past December that Jay’s live-in partner, Raheem, developed the title name for us: BRAT (barely recognized as textile). In his mind, it summarizes the uniqueness of our friendship – at least in our eyes! Since 2009, Jay and I mutually consider ourselves as the very best of friends!

“One reason for bare practitioners making the best of friends is that the absence of clothing (concealment) enables people to become honest and sincere as they lack the tools to disguise (clothing). What naked friends see – a natural body – is the reality of friendship. Bare with pride and with nothing to hide!”

It’s easier to make friends when we’re bare!

After we met, Jay and I emailed and texted one another constantly throughout the entire week. We’d both felt so compatible and relaxed that it was obvious a serious friendship was about to unfold. With the inauguration of the then newly-elected Barack Obama rapidly approaching, we’d tentatively made plans to get together at Jay’s apartment in two weeks for a Saturday afternoon dessert sampling at a local bakery.

Halfway to our planned two-week get-together, I went to a local booksellers to get some of the titles that Jay had recommended to me via email. Unknown to me, he arrived at the same store at approximately the same time to shop for some books that I had shared with him! Unplanned and unannounced, we were both under the same roof again – exactly one week later!

Practical and sound advice!

There were a couple of times that we passed one another in the same aisles at the store. I know that I wondered who he was and why he was looking at me. Later, he admitted the same thoughts. Unfortunately, the both of us were dressed in layers of clothing to protect ourselves from the severe winter weather outside. Unlike the week before when we met, the outdoor temperatures had dipped into the normal range for this time of year.

It was early that evening that I received a text message from Jay asking if I had shopped at the bookstore that day. In the ensuing texts, our “chance but missed encounter” was uncovered. Too bad we didn’t have the opportunity to visit the store in the nude. We were both familiar with our common nakedness and would have immediately recognized one another!

In hindsight, Jay and I should have accompanied one another to the dressing room and “donned our apparel” (gotten dressed) together. Perhaps then either one of us would have recognized the other textile. Being clothed would then not be such an alien, bizarre, foreign and unimaginable concept!

Another “first” in our new-found friendship!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Friday, January 7, 2022, the proposed topic is: “ReNude Pride Is 5!”

Welcome 2022!

Greetings for 2022!

“You will make all kinds of mistakes; but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her.”

~Sir Winston Churchill~

Word play!

2022: A PLAY ON WORDS

A photo-essay to celebrate and welcome 2022!

A kiss on his buttocks!

A happy new year wish for us all: a happy nude rear!

Climbing higher!

Hopes for a successful achievement of all your dreams and goals!

The nude multitude!

A wish for happiness: a multitude of nude dudes!

Flexing their muscles!

The strength to overcome all challenges and obstacles!

Photo fun!

The ability to have fun in life!

Laughter!

A reminder that laughter is often the best medicine available!

Read his lips!

Appreciation: a lip-reading “gratitude” for all your friendship and support!

Naked hugs for all of 2022!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry for here is planned for Monday, January 3, 2022, and the proposed topic: “BRAT!”