An online journal celebrating the joys of living bare with pride! This site usually publishes every Monday and Friday. I may be irreverent but I am no way irrelevant! My preferred personal pronouns are he, him, his.
The sport of baseball is claimed by many to be the “national sport” of the USA. I have my own reasons for emphatically denying this acclimation as real or truthful. I know that the sport has many fans however, in our contemporary society, I don’t believe this to be the case. I personally care absolutely nothing for baseball and it has been more than twenty years since I ever watched a baseball game on television and even longer in watching one live. Basketball, soccer and tennis are my favorite sports to not only watch but also to participate in!
My disdain for baseball doesn’t mean that I feel the same for softball. While somewhat similar, the two sports are also entirely distinct. For those seeking clarification on either sport, use google for either “baseball” or “softball.”
Probably one of the major reasons I am more amenable and receptive towards softball is that I have actually played on an all bare softball team. This was following my baccalaureate graduation from university. This was a young adult league and my team-mates were fellow members of a gay nudist social club in the Washington, DC, area. The league was active for three consecutive summers before it faded into oblivion. I played the second baseman position for all three seasons.
The spring and summer months constitute the traditional season of play for both professional and for amateur baseball. The same is true for all the leagues of softball. This enables those men featured in the images here to willingly pose naked for the cameras.
Fellow bare practitioner and gay pornography actor, Beaux Banks, is featured in the .gifs (directly above and the two below) illustrating this posting on ReNude Pride. Beaux is also a professional and talented choreographer and dance who has no modesty nor shyness in utilizing his buttocks to demonstrate his softball prowess!
The item that these subjects in these .gifs have in their hands and brandish for the camera lens is referred to as a “bat” in both baseball and softball. The man swinging the bat is called a “batter” and when the bat connects with the ball thrown or tossed towards it, the batter then has a chance to score a “run” (point) for his team.
I have no known knowledge whether Beaux Banks is proficient in baseball, softball or both. What I do know is that he is very agile and skilled in using his buttocks to entertain and entice us with his bodacious “bottoms-up” booty. I should also feature him and his delightful “bounty” in one of my bottoms-up! postings here!
If anyone is even vaguely interested, my final softball season, my team retired undefeated! I admit to seriously contemplating a professional career in bare softball (the pornographic version)! Now, if I can convince Beaux Banks to choreograph a softball dance for me!
Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride
Author’s Note: The next posting entry here is planned for Monday, May 17, 2021, and the proposed topic is “Save Your Skin!”
We bare practitioners are often ridiculed – by other naturists and nudists and others of different sexual identities – as a poor excuse for either a naturist or a nudist. The cause of this accusation is our un-natural fascination and obsession with rain wear. Critics argue that we enjoy skinny-dipping (naked swimming) until one single drop of rain falls from the sky and then we frantically seek cover and/or shelter from the sudden shower or thunderstorm.
If we like to skinny-dip, then why do we make haste in searching for protection from the precipitation? After all, aren’t we already wet? A truly valid “point to ponder.”
We bare practitioners deliberately and enthusiastically discard every thread of clothing whenever legal, possible and practical. That is a very essential aspect of our character. Our nudity is of greater significance than concern for clothes. Not too worry, we’re all naked!
However, our being bare practitioners did not eradicate our humanity. Just as our being nude didn’t erase our sense of fashion or style. The modern age has embellished us with the ability to be both fashionable and stylish all the while remaining loyal and true to our basic ideals of body freedom and clothes freedom. The age to engage in transparency is clearly here!
We now have the choice, the freedom, the option to be obviously and realistically bare (naked and/or nude) and simultaneously trendsetting! Transparent (see-through) rain gear is here! It is possible to put on apparel that in no way conceals or obstructs our bold and brazen nakedness!
Modern marvels embrace, empower and envelop bare practitioners! Celebrate the occasion!
Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride
Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Friday, May 14, 2021, and the proposed topic “Batter-Up For Fun!”
Every year in the USA, the second Sunday in the month of May is designated as “Mother’s Day.” This is the day of the year when nationally we pay tribute to our mother or to her memory. In our contemporary society, we also honor any woman who helped to raise us, with or without our birth mother, to the best of her ability.
To all of the women reading here today, best wishes for a very happy Mother’s Day!
I know from my own experience the affection and attachment that bisexual and gay men have for their mothers. Even with my own Mother living in Greece, I am with my spouse at the home of his parents. We’ll be with his mother as we and his siblings honor her!
Take care and stay bare!
Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride
Author’s Note: The next post entry planned for here is for Monday, May 10, 2021, and the proposed topic is “Bare Compatible: Rain Wear!”
Today is the feast of Holy Easter in the Orthodox Church (Patriarchate of Constantinople). Most of the years, the dates for the observance of this holiday is totally different for the Eastern Church (Orthodox) and the Western Church. About once every six years, the dates are a month apart (this year is one of those).
My spouse, Aaron, and I enjoy celebrating both Easters. Aaron’s background is Roman Catholic and mine is Greek Orthodox so we double our joy by observing both on their actual dates. This magnifies our Spring celebration!
The Easter services in the Orthodox Church are essentially the same as those in other churches. Palm Sunday is still the week before the holiday following a period of fasting and prayer known as Great Lent. The bunny is typically a western creation but we all understand his fabled role. Easter eggs are likewise popular but growing up, we always decorated hard-boiled eggs dyed red only!
The epitafios is symbolic as the Tomb of Jesus and is bourne and honored in liturgical processions both inside and outside churches from Good Friday until Easter. It is venerated upon entering and leaving the church. The Icon of Jesus rests inside during the same days.
Above is the Icon of the Resurrection which is prominently placed at the entrance to the church sanctuary on Easter for the parishioners to venerate upon entrance and exiting.
This weekend, in the celebration of Easter, my spouse, Aaron, and I will have our condominium in Arlington, overloaded with guests to enjoy the festivities with us! Of course, we’ll be bare (naked, nude) while inside our four walls. Aaron and a cousin of mine, Michael, will make (an eight-hour process) and bake our very own loaves of the Christpsomo (pictured above) using my paternal grandmother’s recipe. I will be responsible for dyeing the eggs they will use. I need to make at least a small contribution towards the feast!
Happy holy Easter to all!
Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride
Author’s Note: Due to this being the fourth consecutive post here over the past four days (April 29: Arbor Day; April 30: Bottoms-Up!; May 1: May Day/World Naked Gardening Day; May 2: Holy Easter) the next post entry planned for here is for Friday, May 7, 2021, and the proposed topic is “USA: Mother’s Day!”
The tradition is for the very first day of May to be determined as May Day. The promoted date for World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD) is the first Saturday in May, annually. This year, 2021, we bare practitioners and other naturists/nudists are honored in having a double reason to be glad that today is here! It’s a simultaneous occasion!
Bare practitioners customarily observe the May Day event dutifully in their respective birthday suits (we are all born naked, hence the name), as it is usually warm enough throughout much of the world for a majority of us to comfortably do so. In a casual riddle: “strip off all your clothes and wiggle all your toes!”
In liturgical Christian populations (Orthodox and Roman Catholic) the month of May is celebrated with flowers and colorful ribbons in honor of the Virgin Mary, the Theotokos (Mother of God). In many countries, May is also the month of Mother’s Day observances. Nature contributes to the festivity as many bushes and flowers are blooming at this time. This led to the establishment of the May Day ritual of the customary may-pole using colorful ribbons and Spring flowers!
In the former Soviet Union (Russia) and other communist-dominated states, the day was one of military parades featuring armed troops forward towards projected world domination. The dissolution of the USSR and anti-communist revolutions have largely eliminated this short-lived occurrence.
In predominantly secular nations and societies, the month of May is often used to promote organized and productive labor. A salute and tribute to workers in all categories and professions – agriculture, industries and services. In other words, “keep their morale high and profits will soar!” Of course, it is always government andmanagement who monitor the score on morale and profits!
No matter the instance or the situation, this is one day out of the year virtually all of us have a reason to feel happy and joyful and comfortable while totally clothes-free!
World Naked Gardening Day:
World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD) was first observed on September 10, 2005. It was founded and organized by Mark Storey, a consulting editor for Nude & Natural magazine and permaculturist Jacob Gabriel as a project of Body Freedom Collaborative (BFC). World Naked Gardening Day is endorsed by The Naturist Society, Clothes Free International and the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR).
In 2007, the date for the WNGD was moved from the second Saturday in September to the first Saturday in May, annually. In 2018, the New Zealand Naturist Federation adopted the last weekend in October as WNGD as that time was better suited to the climate of the Southern Hemisphere.
Organizers and gardeners alike concur that “besides being liberating, nude gardening is second only to swimming as an activity that people are most ready to consider doing nude.” During the fifth annual WNGD in the United Kingdom, in 2010, participants were encouraged to engage naked in either their private gardens or in public parks.
The following poem is directly from the WNGD website:
by Michael Ailken
In Winter, when the trees are bare,
we mortals don our winter wear.
In Spring when trees begin to dress,
we mortals then start wearing less.
Until, for some, with Summer’s heat,
The role reversal is complete!
For additional information on WNGD, click below to visit their website:
This is the last day of the month – time for another fine tribute to male buttocks as we say farewell to April, 2021! Not to be confused, this is a greeting for the very first complete month of Spring for this year!
Some of us live in areas where moderate outdoor temperatures prevail this time of year. It comes as no surprise that our brethren in those areas are able to bare their buttocks already and tempt us all as they parade naturally in nature!
We all are anxious to remove the impediment of clothing and give everyone a chance to gaze upon us as we model what nature has endowed us! Some of us are so filled with pride that we take to the heights to expose ourselves to admiration!
And those of us who have our home further away from the Equator know that we have a few more weeks before we can feature our anatomy outside for all of our admirers!
Meanwhile, some of our bare practitioner comrades have no problem with assembling with others who share their confidence and collectively expose their “bottoms” for the photographer’s lens!
And those among us who are more isolated simply strip off their clothing and allow us the grace of their solitary posing of their delightful anatomy!
So no matter our living situation – urban, suburban or rural – we can all take the time to say good-bye to April in our very own special way!
Take care and stay bare!
Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride
Author’s Note: The next planned post entry here is for tomorrow, May 1, 2021, and the proposed topic is “May Day!”
Arbor Day isn’t observed this year until tomorrow, April 30, 2021. However, that presents a conflict here on ReNude Pride as that is the last day of the month, dedicated for the Bottoms-Up! series. For that reason, the Arbor Day posting is being published today.
“We inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees!”
The above quotation is directly from the Arbor Day website and it best summarizes the purpose of this observance, the restoration of forests and trees, as an essential aspect of our natural resources. For far too long, the expansion and growth of this country led to a serious depletion of this very important resource that created the need for a public campaign for replenishment.
The Arbor Day Foundation was organized in 1972 – the centennial year of the very first Arbor Day observance. J. Sterling Morton, a Nebraska newspaper editor had a love of nature and especially all types of trees. When he became the Secretary of the Nebraska Territory (prior to statehood), he proposed a territorial tree-planting holiday – to be called “Arbor Day” – to the Board of Agriculture on January 4, 1872. It was approved by a majority and the very first event was held on April 10, 1872. This resulted in thousands of trees being planted within the territory that first year.
The celebration quickly grew in popularity and soon other USA states and territories started their won observances. Although it was never adapted as a public holiday, it did spark widespread interest throughout the country. Today, there are a number of forests identified by elaborate signage crediting their existence to voluntary Arbor Day planters.
I do remember every year during primary (elementary) school our entire student body assembling on the school lawn for our headmaster to plant a new tree on Arbor Day. Within my school, once the planting was over, the remainder of the afternoon was a field day of games and competitions.
Many localities are now combining Arbor Day activities and Earth Day programs into a combined celebration or event. Both festivities are focused on our environment and preserving our natural surroundings so sponsoring the two together helps to make our world a better place for all of us!
Happy Arbor Day!
Take care and stay bare!
Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride
Author’s Note: The next planned post entry here on ReNude Pride is for tomorrow, Friday, April 30, 2021, and the proposed topic is “Bottoms-Up! April, 2021.”
Fetish: a need or desire for an object, body part or activity for sexual excitement
Hirsute Axilla = hairy armpits
Bare practitioner = a bisexual or gay male naturist/nudist
This postal entry serves a dual purpose here on ReNude Pride. First, it is an honest and open confession from me, Roger Poladopoulos, as the author of this site. It presents to everyone reading here – often and regularly or to anyone reading here just once – a true and valid insight to me as a same gender loving married man who happens to be a conscientious and public bare practitioner (gay naturist or gay nudist).
Second, it shares information about myself that I previously haven’t published here. I have a very strong fetish for men’s hairy armpits. It’s an “eye-opener” into the character and nature of my own bare practitioner personality. It is a facet of my life that I am not ashamed about; up until now, I simply didn’t see the need to publicize the fact. As an active bare practitioner advocate and proponent, now is the moment to acknowledge this aspect of myself.
I proudly and readily admit to owning a fetish and obsession with male hirsute axilla (hairy armpits)! For as long as I am able to remember, this aspect of the masculine anatomy has appealed to and has attracted me. It probably justifies my overall devotion to and fascination with the sport known as basketball. My identical twin brother, Alex, confirms my “addiction” not only to the game of basketball but also to men’s hairy armpits. He, along with our older brothers, vividly recall occasions in our prepubescent youth when I would tape unmatched fake children’s moustaches to my underarms during our childhood play. At this point, I reaffirm my commitment as a basketball fan and as a men’s armpit hair fanatic continues even to this day. I have not outgrown nor wavered from this physical attraction!
Out oldest brother, Nick, remembers when he began puberty and his armpit hair started growing that I regularly pleaded for him to remove his shirt. Alex and I have two additional older siblings – all male – and when they developed underarm fur they likewise recollect my incessant begging of them to strip off their shirts. This allowed me to daily inspect and monitor their progress from boyhood into manhood!
When Alex and I entered puberty and secondary school, I distinctly remember a feeling of surreal bliss. Whereas most of our classmates engaged in assessing genital development and the growth of pubic hair when we dressed for gym class, I remained focused almost strictly on the profusion of their underarm hair. The male locker room (changing room and showers) gave me ample opportunity to examine this unique phenomenon while we stripped and showered after our physical education class. Growing up with a preference for nudity did not deter Alex and I from admiring our peers when viewing them clothes free!
During my first year at university, I recall my very first official “date” with another male. His name is Darrell. I was very candid about being a bare practitioner and he had expressed an interest in exploring his nudity. After our dinner and a movie, I walked him back to his dormitory and then up into his room.
While exchanging kisses and fondling one another, I proceeded to encourage his exploration of his nakedness and invited his to take off his shirt and pants so that I could orally service his underarm hair (and satisfy my curiosity)! He willingly agreed to my request and we continued our fondling, foreplay and kissing.
We dated for several months and continued our underarm exploration and servicing. Darrell never became a bare practitioner yet we are still acquaintances to this day. He and his current partner were both guests at Aaron and my wedding reception in 1985. They both affirmed their appreciation of underarm foreplay. Some pleasures can indeed be learned and sensually explosive!
Aaron has both accepted and adopted my hirsute axilla appreciation and attraction. He now admits to receiving pleasure from my “addiction” and to enjoyment in delivering erotic satisfaction to both my armpits and me! As a legal bare practitioner couple, we advocate for and serve as goodwill ambassadors in recommending underarm hair action and admiration to anyone seeking to expand, enhance and enrich their foreplay skills and talents. These reasons serve as the ultimate goal for my decision to publish on this topic now. Information and knowledge can inspire both satisfaction and success!
My being a particular proponent of all body hair in general and especially hirsute axilla specifically is not necessarily shared by Aaron. He is mildly indifferent as to whether body hair is grown or removed. We both recognize this as a personal preference that we are entitled.
The above photograph is an adjusted picture of Aaron and his hairy armpits. This particular one I keep in my wallet to share with others who may or may not approve of our bare practitioner status. This enables me to be both totally honest and completely unoffensive. The both of us have no embarrassment not shame regarding our nakedness but we understand that some others may not be as considerate.
Underarm hair appreciation and armpit fur sexual attraction between the two of us are not absolutely identical. Aaron likes underarm attention (both giving and receiving). I have a hirsute axilla fetish and desire and relish the attention, giving and receiving. This is reality and not an obscure of eccentric fantasy!
Maschalagnia is the official name that refers to a hairy armpit obsession. This term is neither derogatory nor offensive. It is also used to identify a variety of activities enjoyed by enthusiasts to include licking and/or sniffing underarms either hairy or shaved.
In humans of both genders, the formation of body odors happens primarily in the armpit – specifically in the underarms. These odorant substances serve a pheromones which play a significant role in both sexual attraction and excitement. This was more than likely the encouragement that led to the development of the deoderant industry.
The bare practitioner community, like the general population, is very diverse and fluid (ever-changing). Understandably, men’s hirsute axilla isn’t exciting or sexually appealing to everyone. There are some men who are attracted to and focused upon other parts of the male anatomy totally unrelated to the underarms and completely disregarding the presence of a single follicle of body hair. To each his own! Our differences are partly responsible for what makes us into such a dynamic and vibrant segment of general society! For some, a “smooth” (hairless) armpit is the source of the attraction and/or the desire.
A prevailing misconception or myth among the overwhelming majority of us is that a man must be completely shirtless (bare chest) or nude in order for his hairy armpits to be admired and appreciated. This is not the case and totally false as the above image proves. Our subject is wearing a sleeveless flannel shirt while proudly exhibiting his furry and muscular underarm! Where there is a will, there is a way!
There are some underarm fur fans who use the visual presence of what they consider their “sacred site” (armpits) to encourage, inspire and stimulate their physical response while intimate with a sexual partner. For those men, the enticement induces their need for physical pleasure and satisfaction.
No matter if reading this posting creates any new maschalagnia recruits or if anyone has even considered themselves as even vaguely attracted to men’s hirsute axilla. The goal of this entry today was to encourage knowledge, expand horizons, inform others of my desires and to hopefully enable dialogue, tolerance and understanding.
The rapidly approaching summer season – at least here in the Northern Hemisphere – provides unlimited opportunities for hirsute axilla enthusiasts! Beaches (lakeside, oceanfront or riverside) and pools offer endless accessibility to underarm fur for both admirers and exhibitionists. The overwhelming majority of men at those locations are either completely bare (naked) or at the very least, shirtless. The obvious reward is a paradise of hairy armpits! Go and enjoy the view and please remember to bring and to utilize your sunscreen!
Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride
Author’s Note: The next posting entry here on ReNude Pride is planned for Thursday, April 29, 2021, and the proposed topic is “USA: Arbor Day!”
This upcoming week, I have a very serious schedule for my job as a university professor. I will be offering back-to-back examinations for the first three consecutive days of the week followed by a departmental review for the final two days of the work-week. Instant observation: “who the hell planned this major disaster?”
There is no way that as an educator I have any control over my schedule. That is the work of the vastly superior and intellectually over-achieving administration! And we all know just how careful and thoughtful those people are in fulfilling their professional responsibilities!
I’m quite certain that the plans for this upcoming week were developed by some anonymous administrator intent on revenge against me for some inadvertent or perceived slight I may have caused. I have not planned or acted in any way to offend any of my school’s administrators. Nothing has been brought to my attention and if I had committed some unforgivable transgression I know for a fact that there would have been paperwork sent to me immediately by the insulted or slighted party.
That is the unwritten rule within the school where I teach. Put it in writing and send a copy to everyone. Let the world know we have an incompetent among us! Actually, from the overwhelming majority of my coworkers, the incompetence is in my school’s administration!
Who in hell proposed and received approval to schedule a departmental review during exam time?
In my perspective, that culprit should have their buttocks slapped for such a thoughtless gesture. It is, after all, totally unrealistic!
I have no time for a lunch break nor a restroom break!
Who is going to change my diapers?
Take care and stay bare!
Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride
Author’s Note: The next post entry here on ReNude Pride is planned for Monday, April 26, 2021, and the proposed topic is “A+: Hirsute Armpits!”
We all live our own lives with one common factor – we all exist on the same planet. Each of us have our own strengths and our own weaknesses. On this planet Earth, unfortunately, there is only one planet and it is facing a questionable and uncertain future. Unless all of us who inhabit this planet join together with the common purpose of preserving our “home,” our individual futures are uncertain as well.
Earth Day, 2021, is being observed globally on April 20, 21 and 22, 2021. Three days for all of us to acquire knowledge and understanding on the tasks we can implement to help “Restore Our Earth” which is the theme for Earth Day, 2021. Our goal is to make this world a better, happier, healthier and safer place!
For those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere, the spring and summer months give us ample opportunity to understand the importance of preserving nature in order for us to enjoy the experience in the future. Those residing in the Southern Hemisphere also appreciate their natural surroundings but for their seasons of autumn and winter. No matter where we identify as “home” on this planet, Earth, almost all of us have reasons to want to save what we have in order to preserve our continued happiness.
Bare practitioners, after being in hibernation during the cold winters, are often among the first celebrants of Earth Day festivities each year. Being restricted to indoor environments for months presents us with a fond desire to refurbish our Earth in order to naturally enjoy nature. Doing our part in efforts to conserve and protect this planet are small prices to pay for our clothes freedom!
Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970. The idea was first considered in 1969 at a UNESCO Conference held in San Francisco, USA, by peace activist John McConnell to honor Earth and the concept of global peace. The movement gained strength and support and was signed into a proclamation by the then Secretary-General of the United Nations, U Thant.
Over the years, I have many times been questioned on the reasons why naturists or nudists support the idea of Earth Day. My response is quite simply, “Why not?” As a man who enjoys being totally bare (clothes free) as much as possible, I can’t understand anyone’s confusion over my enthusiasm for being without any clothing while exploring the “great outdoors.” In my mind, being “natural” in “nature” is the same as being “living” and “breathing” simultaneously. I also have the comfort in knowing that I am not the only bare practitioner who feels this way.
Those of us who celebrate, embrace and enjoy our nakedness – alone or in the company of others who may or may not be naked – the Spring of every year, since 1970, offers us an opportunity of renewal. First, we have a chance to return to nature in our completely natural body, without the burden and artificial concealment of clothing. Second, we are given yet another occasion to welcome the rebirth of our natural environment – nature – and our natural selves.
This experience renews our sense of confidence and pride in both our natural surroundings (nature) and our natural home that we all share: Earth. We are therefore enabled and enriched in our appreciation and in our dedication to the preservation of Earth. This endowment explains the affinity that the majority of us envision and feel for Earth Day observances. It provides all of us not only a reason for the renewed – renude – integrity of ourselves but also the renewed – renude – dignity of our shared environment!
Bare practitioners (bisexual or gay naturists/nudists) especially endorse the annual Earth Day festivities. It provides all of us not only a reason to examine the updates in environmental issues and practices but another time to educate others about the benefits of conservation and preservation.
This year’s theme for Earth Day is: “Restore Our Earth.” For additional information on the details, please visit the website: