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« Reply #435 on: November 03, 2016, 04:26:40 PM »
The desensitizing effects of video gaming have been discussed since the things were invented. There is still no consensus but there have been occasional tales of people acting out themes from the computer games in real life.

It's a bit disturbing to realize that if war games on a video can seep into real life what will happen if these virtual sexual encounters become as common.

Kinda creepy!

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« Reply #436 on: November 20, 2016, 10:35:18 PM »
Yale University naked students delays Yale-Harvard game.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ftw/2016/11/19/yaleharvard-game-delayed-on-account-of-naked-students-standing-on-a-wall/94132376/

Yale students have been getting naked in the stands since the 1970s according to this article.
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« Reply #437 on: November 20, 2016, 10:43:18 PM »
Why is everyone getting naked this year?

From GQ

http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/nudity-london
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« Reply #438 on: November 20, 2016, 10:54:30 PM »
My Naturism: At Odds With the Paradigm

http://mojoreisen.com/blog/?p=1839&cpage=1#comment-105319

This opinion piece says that nudism should be normal lives, not only for "recreation" as promoted by the nudist organizations. 

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« Reply #439 on: November 21, 2016, 09:37:27 AM »
Agree wholeheartedly. On this forum we often have cause to comment on the differences either side of the pond; we don't have the big national organisations you do over there, and I think British Naturism, the nearest equivalent, is far less fixated on the gated organisations as you describe, Bob, and more in tune with the desire of naturists who, like us, favour the "free ranging" approach.

Nonetheless, reading other fora there are plenty of naturists who would prefer to toe society's line and accept they can only go where they're allowed to, or restrict themselves to foreign beaches. I even read one comment which decried naturist ramblers as exhibitionists, and claimed the only "true" naturists restricted themselves to the beach.

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« Reply #440 on: November 21, 2016, 10:33:40 AM »
Yale University naked students delays Yale-Harvard game.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ftw/2016/11/19/yaleharvard-game-delayed-on-account-of-naked-students-standing-on-a-wall/94132376/

Yale students have been getting naked in the stands since the 1970s according to this article.
From a crowd control point of view it should have been delayed because of standing on the wall but the nudity is irrelevant.
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« Reply #441 on: November 21, 2016, 10:38:35 AM »
As a corollary to  Peter's response to Bob there is currently some quite acerbic debate on the BN forum where the contrasting attitudes of the free rangers and the factory farmed brigade is a major factor.
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« Reply #442 on: November 21, 2016, 04:57:32 PM »
Skimmed through these articles last night before bed, read them again with morning coffee and now my brain is beginning to function due to little or no sunshine to stir my awake hormones. I remember the first time the students mooned the opposition at the Yale-Harvard game as we were trying to determine who the bravest among us would be when we played our rivals next year. To bad it was my last year there, I have no idea if anyone did it, what the outcome was or if there was enough of a security presence to have them drop the idea and not the pants.

As for the other two articles and the points made; I have always felt that my nudity lends itself to a more healthy lifestyle; airing out the body tends to kill off bacteria, I feel more of a connection to nature and can meditate better naked outdoors and there is a better level of prayer to my God without the trappings of organized religion in a building. In fact, most of my better ideas, solutions and answers to problems have come walking nude in nature.

Having only had a small glimpse into the farm style of naturism I sometime feel there is a bit of a trade off with couples who support such places and it tends to be from the female perspective of safety; the closed gates provide a haven from prying eyes, perverts or predators. There is a comfort zone in the numbers of people plus the vetting process. And then there is the necessity side of things; as much as I would like to get out into the wilderness as Jbee and DF do there is a bit of  compromise in a relationship. Due to the wife's health creature comforts such as air conditioning that electricity provides which mean that we have to frequent more modern camping venues however she refuses to go to a "nudist" oriented place.

Finally, I have come to the conclusion that organizations here tend to support recreation nudity, as in fenced off or walled in venues,instead of promoting nudity as a wholesome lifestyle alternative. Maybe we need a group comprised of us free rangers along with doctors, lawyers and indian chiefs to provide a voice to normalize the normalize the human body? Think spring, that's when I do my best thinking! 
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« Reply #443 on: November 21, 2016, 10:12:18 PM »
My Naturism: At Odds With the Paradigm

http://mojoreisen.com/blog/?p=1839&cpage=1#comment-105319

This opinion piece says that nudism should be normal lives, not only for "recreation" as promoted by the nudist organizations.
Thanks for turning me on to that site, Bob. I have been enjoying it and the leads/links to other places such as this one.
There is however, in spite of the web-authors shared views with us (a kindred spirit, maybe), that along that top bar is the declaration on nude rights that ANRR popped up with, that restricts wholesome nudity to "appropriate places" like there is something wrong or dangerous about us. This is clear even with the addendum. I'm seeing contradictions, perhaps the publisher doesn't, yet...I don't know.

I certainly don't see TNS promoting the ANRR "put 'em on the reservations" values and pay to play naked, exclusively. Their magazine promotes free ranging nudity, protest and flamboyant public social actions. Their organization defends this as well as free beaches and resorts, the place where ANRR seems to stop. That's inspite of some of the leadership's view points, which are closer to ours. Change happens on multiple fronts, free beaches are a step, naked bike rides are a step. Promotion by providing a safe harbor is a step toward broader acceptance. Controversy gets the word out. I believe that you are correct, ANRR is old guard, limiting, in the way and self interested in their own game, both afraid of disturbing to greater forces and with many members economic interest's influence. Nope, I can't lump TNS in with them. 

Here there seems to be two different camps, that are filled with many of the same members and interests. TNS tries to appeal to all of them and entertain all aspects. Lee Baxindall's nude rec advise was to promote, and when he said nude rec was the way, that was what he saw from the seventies as the best viable strategy. We're in a new world, but places like Black's Beach are still giving people a safe place to experiment and learn about their own naturism. It is practical. People learn there and bring the lessons from the experience back home, often incorporating it into their every day life.
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« Reply #444 on: November 22, 2016, 04:15:54 AM »
As a corollary to  Peter's response to Bob there is currently some quite acerbic debate on the BN forum where the contrasting attitudes of the free rangers and the factory farmed brigade is a major factor.


That is good to hear about BN.

I have read some reports from the INF annual meeting and elections.  Apparently the same conflict between resorts and free range nudists was also their main conflict.   The free range advocacy group apparently won.  A free range nudist was elected President or Chair or whatever its called, and the INF has pledged to spend 5000 euros promoting general nudism in Europe.  It looks like free range is gaining ground on all fronts.

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« Reply #445 on: November 22, 2016, 06:05:54 AM »
As a corollary to  Peter's response to Bob there is currently some quite acerbic debate on the BN forum where the contrasting attitudes of the free rangers and the factory farmed brigade is a major factor.


That is good to hear about BN.

I have read some reports from the INF annual meeting and elections.  Apparently the same conflict between resorts and free range nudists was also their main conflict.   The free range advocacy group apparently won.  A free range nudist was elected President or Chair or whatever its called, and the INF has pledged to spend 5000 euros promoting general nudism in Europe.  It looks like free range is gaining ground on all fronts.

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So, how do we get them to adapt the term "free range". It says so much about the resort/reservation block and caucuses and expresses where we need to go. Well anyway, it is good to hear some good news.
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« Reply #446 on: November 22, 2016, 04:34:48 PM »
So, how do we get them to adapt the term "free range". It says so much about the resort/reservation block and caucuses and expresses where we need to go. Well anyway, it is good to hear some good news.
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I saw the term "free range" used in one of the posts about INF's meeting.  I don't recall which post right now though.  I think it came up in their discussions over the direction they are going, but I'm getting news that is probably 3rd hand. 

Maybe "free range" is becoming an international nudist style.

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« Reply #447 on: November 22, 2016, 05:23:38 PM »
Bob's latest reply prompted me to search the BN forum for the phrase "free range" and I got 75 hits with the earliest dating from May 2012. Almost all referred to naturism rather than chickens, etc.
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« Reply #448 on: November 22, 2016, 07:13:38 PM »
I find that very cool.  8)
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« Reply #449 on: January 10, 2017, 08:39:11 PM »
Naked climber makes Daily Mail article.   

He has no cover.  What if he met another climber coming the other direction?   

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4101462/He-bare-ly-make-Brave-climber-ascends-terrifying-cliff-completely-NAKED.html
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