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Re: Nudes in the news
« Reply #225 on: January 27, 2016, 06:00:51 PM »
As much as I would like to see all anti-nudity laws struck down this movement could be seen as a natural step in the progression toward body freedom.


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Re: Nudes in the news
« Reply #226 on: January 29, 2016, 09:48:00 PM »
The president of Iran visited Italy, and they took him to a museum where he could see European art through the ages. But to save his delicate modesty, nude images were covered with boxes. Some people in Italy thought this was very funny, and this cartoon was produced. (The captions say, "Statues in the Capitoline Museum were covered so as not to offend Iranian President Rouhani". Then "The Italian solution" and "A more logical solution".)

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Re: Nudes in the news
« Reply #227 on: January 31, 2016, 05:54:21 PM »
I have a few Facebook (or should I say had) that had a great time with this story. However when I pointed out that they not long ago posted negative comments on breast feeding and did their fair share of body shaming. In other words, they are closer to Islamic thinking than they care to admit. So then I got attacked with their "Christian" values and I responded those statues were carved in Christian nations. Usually under the support of the church, so stone is permitted but real flesh and blood isn't? I have not checked my friends list yet but I'm sure a few have deleted me.http://freerangenaturism.com/forum/Smileys/default/wink.gif
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Re: Nudes in the news
« Reply #228 on: February 01, 2016, 04:50:42 AM »
Most of my Facebook friends are naturists to begin with! But I added one recently (exactly how this came about is a rather complex story) who is pretty obviously a member of the guns-and-Jesus school of politics and outlook on life, and I'm wondering how long our friendship will last. However, I keep a fairly low profile on Facebook as far as naturism is concerned. At least I think I do--I'm never sure what's visible to someone else, either casually or if they choose to investigate. Certainly if someone looked at my friends, they might wonder why I know so many people who don't wear shirts.

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Re: Nudes in the news
« Reply #229 on: March 10, 2016, 11:00:19 PM »
"Clothing is the 2nd most polluting Industry"   News article...
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1985936-young-entrepreneur-battles-fast-fashion-with-the-30-year-jumper/

Your own skin is the most "sustainable" and "green" outfit you can wear. Fashion is the 2nd most polluting industry and most of the year it is completely unnecessary. Even in northern latitudes we really only waste all that pollution because everyone else does. Take it off. Don't wear it. Don't buy it. Don't wash it. Go outside without it. You aren't going to turn into a pumpkin if you aren't polluting the earth. Go with the most sustainable outfit provided by Mother Nature.

It is an advert for less throw away clothes, but the obvious statement is that all clothing is pollution. 

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Re: Nudes in the news
« Reply #230 on: March 11, 2016, 04:30:21 AM »
I just happened to stumble across this on youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCsGLWrfE4Y
About 14 minutes into it, they get into biologically produced fabric and it rolls from there. Scary environmental impact stats, about water (waterless dying), wearing them longer, Patagonia's initiative, more.

So, if ya just gotta, there are thoughtful alternatives and more coming.

I've been out everyday working on a construction project, nude. It got windy and cold...uncomfortable. I voluntarily put on some clothing. We were working with some pressure treated wood and splintery material, and old termite eaten logs. I put on some clothing during that. I did the the rebar, and steel lathe with only gloves and various shoes. So, I guess there can be a reasonable place for clothing...sometimes...

...I'm still considering the plastic roof cement, roofing paper, and the ferro-cement aspects and what to wear or not. I'll probably nail down the roof naked, although the new neighbor's construction project is probably in view in the distance. The sun feels great, the tan's loving it, cleanup and laundry has been easy.
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Re: Nudes in the news
« Reply #231 on: March 12, 2016, 04:36:44 PM »
Just a few additions Jbee. Last episode of Project Runway was a challenge to dress naturists in winter clothing they were comfortable wearing. The designers all took input from their "models" and worked from there. In the end and despite protests from the judges it was determined that although the clothes were not couture they did serve their intent as they were the clothing that someone who didn't want to wear clothes was comfortable wearing. As usual as the misses and her friend discussed the show I could add input from a naturists point of view.
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Re: Nudes in the news
« Reply #232 on: March 12, 2016, 06:02:51 PM »
Curious to know what they came up with, I looked up the website, but found nothing about nude fashions. Can you tell me the episode? I don't have TV. Is it a new season or something?


I do my best to be where the weather suits ma clothes, naked that is. I wear a house and sauna in the winter time. I wear sunshine for warmth and hide from the chilling wind. I wear occasional robe or blanket...until I must trip into town.


What did they come up with? Light goosedown something? Just a flannel shirt? Gloves? Was there footwear? Did they assume the exhibitionist take, like see-through, or chaps? Sensual materials, like satin linings? Dense silk layers? Or was this all fashion and no function?
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Re: Nudes in the news
« Reply #233 on: March 12, 2016, 06:18:19 PM »
That was the best part of the show the fact that there wasn't the usual sensual hate couture feel but more practical and even as our friend described dowdy. One woman said she liked to wrap in a blanket to stay warm so the designer fashioned a hooded wrap jacket. It was described as an overstuffed housecoat by a judge but the naturist loved it for it's function. The winner was a new take on a peacoat for a retired military man. Nice combination of fabrics and patterns and yes, I would wear it. Let me see if I can find any kind of links to the show.
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Re: Nudes in the news
« Reply #234 on: March 12, 2016, 06:33:25 PM »
Jbee,  try mylifetime.com/shows/project-runway-all-stars and look for the episode that aired on March 10th. They usually repeat last weeks show an hour before this weeks show. If anyone gets to see it I am curious to hear your input. It was quite an exchange this past week as I usually look for the garment construction and fit. This week was a whole new discussion than normal between our friend and the wife.
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Re: Nudes in the news
« Reply #235 on: March 12, 2016, 09:40:33 PM »
They put clothes on naturists. I expected something minimal, but functional in cold. I failed to see much relationship to the naturist experience, sensuality and utilitarian function. Nice clothes, but how were they "naturist" clothes?

Obsessed with striking clothing design and style they are.

I was actually looking for something that one might wear around the naturist resort on a chilly night. They didn't get it, or I didn't get it...guess I'm looking for a sweat shirt and a kilt, or a robe and baggy leggings. The kilt did come close, like the designer was listening. The near loser might have taken that nice feeling South American wool into a paerro type thing and a wrap, easy to get out off and in to.

For some reason...something isn't resonating with this whole thing. Putting clothes on naturist, could be it.
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Re: Nudes in the news
« Reply #236 on: March 13, 2016, 02:31:45 PM »
I understand your viewpoint Jbee. Putting clothes on a naturist is a contradiction in terms. As I mentioned there is more of an interest in construction (my mother was a seamstress) so there is the attention to detail. Often there is a sadness on my part that I did not learn more from her as perhaps there would be the designs as you mentioned. As for the competition itself; north east winters were in mind so more of a heavier construction was involved. The kilt was spot on but from experience a cold wind blowing up underneath is a numbing feeling. We all liked the idea of the wrap coat with the hood but felt it was overdone with the additional patterns. My favorite was the winner; the loose construction of the pants and the fit of the jacket were perfect if something had to be worn in harsh weather.
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Re: Nudes in the news
« Reply #237 on: March 13, 2016, 05:49:22 PM »
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For some reason...something isn't resonating with this whole thing.

Putting naked people on the show might, of course, have something to do with trying to improve the show's ratings. Or am I being too cynical ... ?

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Re: Nudes in the news
« Reply #238 on: March 13, 2016, 06:07:25 PM »
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For some reason...something isn't resonating with this whole thing.

Putting naked people on the show might, of course, have something to do with trying to improve the show's ratings. Or am I being too cynical ... ?

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I am sure there is that element also but being on that particular cable channel there is little reason to expect a ratings spike. In fact the misses never mentioned it beforehand as she does with any nudist/naturist programming so it must not have been heavily advertised.
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« Reply #239 on: March 13, 2016, 07:03:47 PM »
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For some reason...something isn't resonating with this whole thing.

Putting naked people on the show might, of course, have something to do with trying to improve the show's ratings. Or am I being too cynical ... ?

peter


Most people are starved for the sight of other human beings, creatures of their own species.  Of course a show gets a bigger audience when they show member of our own species without hiding them under draperies. 

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