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jbeegoode

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What's the attraction?
« on: August 06, 2020, 09:14:51 PM »
"Going barefoot is the gentlest way of walking and can symbolize a way of living being authentic, vulnerable, sensitive to our surroundings. It's the feeling of enjoying warm sand beneath our toes, or carefully making our way over sharp rocks in the darkness. It's a way of living that has the lightest impact, removing the barrier between us and nature."

-Adele Coombs 



She has a given us a free publication, "https://www.barefootguide.org/", but this quote brought me to memories of a sense of my first encounters with social nudity and then the free range explorations of my being. The quote begins to take apart the act of naturism and its attraction in simple naked terms. How I felt a liberation on a free beach in California, or removing a swimsuit in the waters of my folks swimming pool one night as a teen. How I felt with socially nude encounters, and found that others when being more nude were more gentle, accepting and sensitive. How barriers disappeared with clothing.

Then, the sensual aliveness in a naturist walk, the normalcy, the oneness, the alertness to the point that nothing else but that moment's activity matter, that being of nature is also a state of mind. How nudity is a correct way of experiencing life.
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Re: What's the attraction?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2020, 11:07:10 PM »
I like the barefoot image, but the phrase "social change" carries a lot of bad baggage.  Its become associated with communist radicals and other hurtful groups.  I looked through their Barefoot Guide 1.   It has some nice stories about African small farmers but doesn't doesn't talk about goals or objectives.

Maybe that's later.  Nudism needs to organize social change though.  Nude acceptance would be a social change.
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Re: What's the attraction?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2020, 05:47:47 AM »
Yea re-frame, repackage, change the narrative, to something like, "NO BIG DEAL, IT"S A JUST A BODY", Or "Stop projecting all of your stuff on my body, because it is me, not you."
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