Being A Nudist Isn’t Just About Getting Naked!

There are tons of opinions why nudism is either good for you, or deviant behavior.  As with any blog, the opinions I give are my own.  Sometimes I can back them up with fact, sometimes I can’t.  When I can, I try to say so.  When I can’t, I try to say this is just my opinion.  This is one of those times.

Being a nudist isn’t just about getting naked!

The above statement is my opinion.  I am a nudist for several reason.  It isn’t just about getting naked.  Now, I do enjoy that part, but that isn’t all there is.

Nudism is about physical health.

Fresh air and sunshine are physically good for you.  Back before the invention of penicillin, Doctors treated TB patients with it.  They treated many diseases with it.  The modern drugs fight disease quicker, but at what cost.  Now we have antibiotic resistant bugs.  Are there anti-sunshine bugs?  I doubt it.

Vitamin D has been proven in several studies to be best taken in through exposure to sunshine.  The old thinking of staying out of the sun at all costs is now being replaced with encouragement to go out in the fresh air and sunshine.  Vitamin D deficiency is on the rise and it is due to not getting out in the sun.

For me, when I am outside nude, I can only lay in the sun so long.  I have to be up gardening, playing a game, doing something.  I love to walk in the woods while naked.  There is just something about being in nature in my natural state!  I am more active naked than dressed.  That activity is healthy!

Nudism is about mental health.

When I am naked, it is like being a kid again.  It is freeing.  I feel uninhibited and unashamed.  I feel strong in who I am.  When naked in a social setting, I feel open with and to others.  There is no class distinction defined by dress.  There is no social stigma.  We are all human beings.

I mentioned free and one of the most freeing things is being free of body shame.  I’m not a bodybuilder.  I’m not a porn star either.  I’m just a guy, but when I’m in a social nude setting, I’m an equal.  There isn’t any feeling of being deficient.  I am who I am.

Nudism is about spiritual health.

Now this is really from me, but I feel connected to the Divine when naked.  When I walk in the woods, or swim, or just lay in the sun, there is a connection to the Divine and to the earth that is not there when I am clothed.  It is truly a spiritual experience.

Some would say that I am being disrespectful to God by being naked.  How can that be?  If you believe that creation story, God created humans naked.  How could God be insulted by our being the way we were created?

I know that you may feel very different about any or all of these things.  That’s okay.  We all live life the best we can.  However, I have talked with several nudists who say pretty much the same things.  They may say them in different ways, but the outcome is the same.

Are you a nudist?  Why?  Can you say what it is you like about it?  Let us know!


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15 Responses to Being A Nudist Isn’t Just About Getting Naked!

  1. All-Nudist says:

    Well said! I’ve looked through some of the earlier posts and like your style. I thought I felt a certain sense of kinship in our recent tweets (in-between bouts of Twitter-induced confusion) which has been pleasantly confirmed here on Vegannakedpagan!

    Welcome to the nudist blogosphere, we’ll be watching you!

    A suggestion; if you add an image to articles, or even just one to your sidebar, your articles will be more presentable for Pinterest, Facebook, WP, etc. instead of an ugly blank which looks terrible. No nudes though, they can cause problems.

    You mentioned in another posting that if we’re not interested in your vegan or pagan stuff we should just go away; would it be ok if we stop in once in a while and just ignore the vegan and pagan stuff instead? 😉 – Steve (Angie’s asleep…)

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  3. Very good article! a lot of people ask me the same old questions “do you look at people’s bit’s” “don’t you worry about getting aroused” or they say “I could never do it, I’m too fat” or “I don’t want to see saggy bit’s” but as we all know that’s not what it’s all about, you might be timid about people seeing your body or be curious about others the first time, but you quickly lose those feelings.

    Then once you have truly experienced the wondrous feeling of the sun on your skin & the breeze over your body, you discover the other benefits mentioned in this article as well 😉

  4. naturalian says:

    Totally agree with your thoughts, it is a sensual, not sexual exoerience being out in nature with no covering to the skin, hope you don’t mind if I repost this on my naturist blog – take care, lets all stay bare!

  5. John says:

    Very well said. I try to live my daily life using the credo the late Paul Penhallow had: “Accept Yourself. Respect Others. Live Simply. Relax Daily”.

  6. Rick says:

    I enjoyed the article (as well as the others I’ve read). I totally agree with you about the benefits of being nude for our physical, mental and spiritual health. When I’m nude I feel much more comfortable and more relaxed than when I am clothed. Being a nudist has helped me to be comfortable in my own skin and encouraged me to live healthier. I regularly do my home yoga and meditation practices in the nude. I do feel more connected with the divine without the additional layer of separation that clothing brings.

    • VNP says:

      That’s great! I love hearing how someone is not only nude, but uses that nudity to better themselves! That is so great! Keep up the good work!!

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  8. natfreeuk says:

    Reblogged this on naturistfreedomuk and commented:
    Another great blog, thanks – we’ve re-blogged it accordingly .

  9. Melvin says:

    “Without Clothing”
    When we connect without clothing through our senses–sight, smell, hearing, taste, touch–we can be one with the creator.
    Being without clothing is a deeply spiritual experience that allows us to submit to the creator and feel fully alive, awake, humble, sensual and ecstatic!
    It can help us to achieve a wonderful state of connectedness and peace, allowing the flow of our vital life-force energy. 
    In the context of connecting deeply with the creator and with our true selves, being without clothing can free up our energies to fully integrate with the universe, of which we are a part.

    To truly be without clothing is to be totally unconstrained and to be at one with the creator.

    The fact that human beings without clothes are called ‘Naked’ isn’t correct, human beings without artificial covering are just Human Beings like a horse is a Horse, cat is a Cat.

  10. Dennis says:

    Thanks for a great article.
    I would add something but I can’t since you described the reality of what so many of us naturists have experienced so comprehensively. 🙂

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