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

The Vagina Monologues

A radio play version of The Vagina Monologues performed during the 2013 FCN/FQN Canadian Naturist Festival at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park. Plus Felicity talks about a recent NBC News story about attracting youth and whether teens should tell others that they are naturists.

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Cast of The Vagina Monologues: Emily, Ramona, Suzy, Nikki, Karen, & Julia.

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Episode LVIII

Academia and Treating Sexual Abuse

We discuss academic naturism including a university course on naturism, a dissertation on using naturist concepts of body image to treat sexual abuse victims and a journal article on how media images of thin women affect self-esteem. Plus Felicity, erections, marketing and more…

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Episode LVII

Image: From the 2010 German Calendar from WebUni in Magdeburg http://www.un.geniert.de/

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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Episode XVII

Old clubs and a young woman in an old trailer

A discussion of the reasons for the failure and closure of Glen Echo Family Nudist Park north of Toronto, Ontario and an interview with Stan Wortner of Sunny Glades which, because of the closure of Glen Echo, is the oldest, continuously operating, naturist club in Ontario.

We also interview Stina Sieg, a 26 year old California woman who is travelling around North America for a year in a 1969 trailer. Her first stop was Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park. She shares her observations about her first experience with naturism and how living nude has impacted her perceptions of herself and others. Follow her trip at: www.stinasieg.com

The song we play is The Bumble Bee Invaded a Nudist Colony by Billy Mitchell from a 78 RPM recording done in the 1920’s and found at the Internet Archive.

Click here for more information about Sun Valley Gardens and Karl Ruehle who are referenced in the Stan Wortner interview.

The book referenced in the show, Au Naturel: The History of Nudism in Canada by James Woycke Ph.D., can be previewed at Google Books by clicking here.

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Episode XI