When it all goes wrong

For over a century naturism has been continuously misunderstood, misinterpreted, or worse, exploited. When the basic tenets of the movements are forgotten or intentionally ignored it can lead to egregious abuses. Rebekah tells a childhood story which has marked her for life. Yet she remains optimistic that real naturism is a good thing for people. WARNING: This episode contains accounts of sexual abuse which may be upsetting to some listeners.

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Photo: Nudes-A-Poppin’ 2009 by Naked Bare Nude, retrieved from Wikipedia Commons, and used under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. The image is unaltered other than cropped for shape.

Episode CXLII

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Single Women in Naturism

While people have often complained about gender imbalance in naturism due to single men, Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park seems to be attracting a lot of single women. We interviewed 7 of them to find out why they like it.

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Photo: Enjoying peace and solitude at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

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Nude Beginnings

For some people, naturism can be a form of therapy. It can be so transformative that it changes your life. Madeline shares her very personal story of being saved by her experience.

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Photo: Madeline and Stéphane at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

Episode CXIV

Women’s relationship to their bodies and the 60th anniversary of the INF

A discussion about women’s relationship with their bodies and the 60th anniversary of the International Naturist Federation (INF); plus porn literacy, more Facebook censorship, reader feedback, Felicity from YNA and more.

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Image: Speeches in front of the International Naturist Federation (INF) monument at the CHM Montalivet by some of the federations in attendance for the 60th anniversary celebration of the INF.

Episode LX

Women and naturism

 

Of the two genders, women get the most pressure from society to meet to unrealistic expectations of physical beauty. That is one of the reason that women benefit most from being a naturist but it is also why they have the hardest time trying naturism. For a woman, the idea of being nude in a social setting is fraught with fears related to a lifetime of sexual objectification and subconscious attacks on their self-esteem.


In this episode, we explore how women in naturism overcame some of these barriers and what they get out of living a naturist life. We also review strategies for convincing someone to try naturism. 


To summarize the strategies presented:

  1. Review your own motivation
  2. Be open and confident about naturism
  3. Be sympathetic and understanding
  4. Try a therapeutic approach
  5. Be patient
  6. Be very careful of the first experience & praise gently

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