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General Naturism Discussion / Re: And you thought clothing was bad
« on: January 12, 2020, 11:25:55 PM »

I believe quality of diet has had little effect on life expectancy over the last 100 years other than that our dreadful modern diet has caused more illness than in days of yore.  Back then too little food was a big factor.  But most of all, what has caused us in todays world to eassily make the fourscore years, frequently make fourscore and ten and increasingly to live to 5-score years is probably 3 factors.  1. Medical science and being able to cure or stave off heart disease and cancer and to diagnose and treat broken bones and ever more sophisticated operations to fight many conditions and particularly antibiotics and vaccination. measles, TB and sepsis accounted for many lives before antibiotics.  2  Public health, good water supply, refrigeration and individual hygiene.  We don't die of cholera or food poisoning so much any more. 3. Greater affluence and better nutrition and 4. We don't work so hard these days thanks to automation, machines and so on.  There are fewer manual jobs digging and shovelling, hammering and lifting which it would appear were a major factor in wearing people out and early death.
Where these factors don't exist to the same extent in poorer, less well developed countries, life expectancy remains significantly shorter.
Very importantly, if we talk about the average age at death, this has been hugely increased because infant and child mortality has plummeted over this period.   
That's my perception anyway (aided a bit by a spot of googling!).
John 

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Free Range Naturism / Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
« on: January 12, 2020, 10:54:32 PM »

As I said in 'How Was Your Month...'  Sounds like Britain, Jbee!
John

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Trip reports / Re: The Verde Hot Springs: These Days
« on: January 12, 2020, 10:49:40 PM »

Ah! Now I see the significance of posting the 'Back in the Day' blog, Jbee.  I read that one first.

John

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Suggestions / Re: It's good to be back!...
« on: January 12, 2020, 10:43:17 PM »

Phew, I missed the outage.  Glad I did, I get anxious!
Karla, we are much in your debt. It's nice to know you have backups etc.
Nice to be looked after.
John

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Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« on: January 12, 2020, 10:37:28 PM »

SH**TY! A house with no heater to contend with. DF's place is very inefficient and cold. We wear robes there. The weather has been chilly,rainy, twice as many freezes as the norm. Holiday duties and family, everywhere obstacles. I've gone from being uncovered 90% of the time to 90% covered all the time! It is a lesson in gratitude out of contrast. I see DF nude as she stands up out of bed to grab her robe in the morning and during showers, she's in the same boat. So much more laundry and I'm being conservative!
Hahaha!  You are experiencing what it's like in the UK 90% of the time!
Hope it makes you appreciate your climate when the weather returns to normal naked comfortable temperatures.
John

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Trip reports / Re: Verde Hot Springs: Back in the Day
« on: January 12, 2020, 10:32:33 PM »

It is awesome how you have been a naturist all these years, Jbee.
John

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Factory Farmed Naturism / Re: Fire at Avalon resort in West Virginia
« on: January 03, 2020, 05:51:17 PM »

So, I looked at the pics and googled the resort (looks nice!)...there were no pictures of the guests.  Were they all stranded totally nude?
John

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: What’s in your Pants?
« on: January 03, 2020, 05:43:58 PM »

I have said before that the fact that god, evolution, mother earth or whatever we all spring from has not given us a natural pocket, say, perhaps usefully situated in front or on the buttocks, is evidence that nudism/naturism is unnatural and a mortal sin.  Or more likely that, since naturism/nudism is in fact a good thing that this is evidence that god does not exist, otherwise how could s/he have let their omnipotence lapse and not afforded us humans the benefit of such a useful adjunct to naturism! And, continuing the metaphysical speculation, why is it that we humans are so inextricably attached to wearing textile items of all sorts?  That looks like a punishment for original sin to suffer eternally the discomfort of clothes when we should really all be permanently comfortable and naked!!


Sorry, I couldn't resist the above humorous speculations - apologies, peace and respect to those with other beliefs!  Pax,pax,pax
John

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Definitions
« on: January 03, 2020, 05:32:39 PM »
However, there are still issues. When I go tramping through the piney woods, wearing something on my feet and something on my head (which is not bald) but nothing else, am I nude? Clearly, from any standpoint except the angels on the head of a pin point of view (technically and extremely so), I am nude, both legally and in practice. But not "practically." 

Yes, Blue Train, this often irks me.  I can't go hiking naked without some sort of attire - often just walking shoes only, maybe with socks (and my spectacles!) and perhaps a watch and mostly a back pack.  I don't consider myself properly nude/naked in those circumstances.  Usually in the middle of my time in nature, I will pause and take everything off, move somewhat away from my chattels and just be totally naked for a short while before resuming my journey.  I just can't get so close to nature with a pair of shoes or a backpack attached to me.  Even on the occasions when I have been to a nudist club you still have to carry something round with you if only a locker key.  Thus it is with the naked swim I attend sometimes.  I can be totally naked....except for the locker key on a plastic wrist strap!  Just spoils it a bit :)
John

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Trip reports / Re: New Years Day 2014
« on: December 28, 2019, 03:43:35 PM »

Do I remember that one from a while ago or is that the 1st publication, Jbee?
John

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Happy Nude Year
« on: December 28, 2019, 03:39:23 PM »

Yes indeed, I reiterate New Year's greetings to all and wish you a happy NUDE year!
I was just thinking we hadn't had a round robin post for new year wishes and I log on and ho! There it is.

A particularly warm wish for a happy and successful nude year to our generous hosts - Stuart and Karla

John

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: What’s in your Pants?
« on: December 28, 2019, 03:31:40 PM »

Keys, handkerchief right pocket,
Phone, change pouch left,
Wallet back right,
Comb, pen left breast pocket of shirt or leg left side pocket of cargo trousers.
Always the same if I can.
John

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Definitions
« on: December 28, 2019, 03:24:58 PM »
Naked - unclothed and possibly a bit vulnerable
Nude - unclothed and confident

I remember years ago we had this conversation on TSNS.  I plumped for a similar definition to rrfalcon's.  I have always felt 'naked' has a negative connotation, being associated with vulnerability and being exposed (the naked truth, naked aggression etc.) and that nude seemed somewhat softer and more as if it had been chosen as a term by itself for itself.  But the majority preferred naked and so I have been less bothered by which of those words I use ever since.  Come to think of it, I used to use 'skyclad' a lot, which I have stopped doing.  I like that best as a term for naked/nude.  'Clad in sky' conjures up far more positive connotations for me.  I shall be skyclad more in future.
John


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General Naturism Discussion / Re: clothing is really bad
« on: December 28, 2019, 03:14:22 PM »

I thoroughly agree with that, Safebare.
Every human condition is a spectrum.  And naturism is no exception.  There are the lifestyle living, constant naturists like Jbee, there are the occasional skinny dippers, those who express their naturism by simply not wearing pyjamas in bed and those that spend part of their time in clubs, on walks or at home.  Or any combination.  Our group is a good example of this pluralism.  We all spend different amounts of time naked in different places and at different times.
We are here because we, on balance, classify ourselves as naturists but there are those I am sure that are naked as much as we are in the same sets of circumstances that have never heard the word naturism!


Amongst the silent majority of members here, I wonder how many are not naturists but simply wish to observe what naturists have to say?  Any full textiles observing the forum today? :)

John

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Testosterone and Vitamin D
« on: December 28, 2019, 03:05:14 PM »

I googled around on this one and I have come to the conclusion that additional production of testosterone is unlikely to have that immediate an effect on libido, Reuben.  Studies show conclusively that low testosterone level can affect sex drive adversely.  But the link between raised testosterone level and increased libido is not clear or proven, it would seem.  I guess if your testosterone level were low to start with then a burst of sun and testosterone might have that effect.  However a more immediate effect of both testosterone and vitamin D is feeling more energized, confident, and motivated.  Maybe that's what you felt at that moment?
I'm not saying you didn't feel exactly as you describe, I just question the biochemical origin of that feeling.
John

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