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Cheri
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Posted - 12/29/2004 :  09:23:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tyson, We are also the only animal who has a brain capable of rationalizing. I've been a nudist for over 37 of my 57 yrs. and will not push the envelope as far as being nude where it isn't appropriate, ie. downtown shopping mall.

Cheri

Doing what I can to positively promote nudism
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Tyson
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Posted - 12/29/2004 :  5:06:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cheri, I don't think in a downtown shopping mall would be appriate, but in a place such as a park or some place like that could be appropriate. I


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nudecajan
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Posted - 12/29/2004 :  8:18:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Melisa
It is quite out of place for any one to seek your photograph at the first meeting. It is what you feel most comfortable. While, it is okay to take nude photographs if you desire to have them taken conversely not to have them taken. What does your gut say to you now.



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SpunkyLady
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Posted - 01/13/2005 :  11:56:30 AM  Show Profile  Send SpunkyLady an AOL message  Send SpunkyLady a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote

I think photo's are like sharing to share someone you are a nudist. If you are comfortible and trust them then its ok. Nudist photo's are alot different than Pornography photo because we do not make our self seductive.



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SpunkyLady
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Posted - 01/13/2005 :  12:00:31 PM  Show Profile  Send SpunkyLady an AOL message  Send SpunkyLady a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
That reminds me, Seeing men photo's with just their frontal hip area is very tacky! I think they only want one thing.


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naturalgar
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Posted - 01/13/2005 :  2:54:54 PM  Show Profile  Send naturalgar a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Lois,

Thats not really true.... Its the way God made us.
As long as the frontal nudity is not provocative or no erection, Its just the way a man is nude.There does not have to be any sexual intent,rather just a sense of community, as online nudists.
Gary



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tnjeditor
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Posted - 03/10/2005 :  11:25:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit tnjeditor's Homepage  Send tnjeditor an AOL message  Click to see tnjeditor's MSN Messenger address  Send tnjeditor a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Having been a nudist for most of my 38 years (some years there in the middle weren't quite as nudist...), I don't really worry anymore about pictures of me, nude or otherwise, being shared or seen. Several things woke me up to this feeling, include having been in Naked States (had to decide real quick how I felt when I found out it was going to be HBO..).

What bothers me is that on one hand we say that we all should feel comfortable and natural in our skins, yet we worry about what others may think, do, or say if they see us nude.

Years ago there were stories about pervs getting their thrills from a Sears catalog -- hardly a bastion of porn. Any perv like that is not worth my time or energy -- why give them that time or energy by worrying about what they may or may not do.

I can't live my life in fear -- I want to simply live my life as me.

Pictures are a normal part of our lives. If I take a photo, any photo, and begin to worry about who might see it or what they might do with it, then I'm already accepting the idea that there is something shameful, or fearful about what I've done -- which leads to degrading the idea of being me.

I often say that the reaction of others is quite often keyed off of my own behavior. If when I tell someone that I am a nudist I act all quite and secretive, then they will respond in kind. If however I am proud and not shameful about it, they will tend to offer greater respect for it.

Dan
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Sloboy
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Posted - 03/13/2005 :  2:49:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

This topic and the scope of answers lets me express an opinion as follows. Photography is an expressive form of art and the great masters have utilized nudity as a facet in their master pieces of art. I have often marveled that the "Great Thinker" is sitting nude but you wonder what is he thinking. If a photo is taken and the nude subject is viewing wonderous vistas is the focus on the nudity or on the setting? The photo's I have taken of myself in the nude try to integrate the feeling of one being is harmony with nature or the surroundings. It is to bad that society, since the Victorian Era, has equated the nude body with lustful activies, hence pornography. The sight of the naked body, aroused or not, does not necessarily conote a need to fornacate or masturbate. If it does, it is only the mindset of the person viewing the photographed subject.

SLO & letting the sun shine in.

Everyday is another reason to be yourself.



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Ashley
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Posted - 03/13/2005 :  5:22:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My personal feeling about someone taking or asking for nude photo's of me is that I actually feel more comfortable being SEEN nude in person than having a nude photo of me circulating someplace that I may not have control over..or lose control of at sometime in the future.
I don't think nudists need to send photo's of themselves nude to others who profess to be nudists just to "prove the point"...nor do I think I need to see nude photo's of others to know "what they look like".
Being nude socially is a "thing of the moment" shared. Photo's seem to have more potential to take the entire experience out of context..and it's much more easily misunderstood if it falls into other hands... Ask Dr. Laura lol

Ash



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Sloboy
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Posted - 03/13/2005 :  10:17:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ash:

I guess I have a problem with your response in that you seem to be conveying that there is a degree of guilt one ought to have on being photographed in the nude. Yes! you should be mindful of the intent of the person asking for your photograph. It is much like being on the alert of being a victim of identity theft on the internet. But the fact that you might take a picture of yourself nude and post it on a site like this, to me, is an expression of one's contentment with self. Hence, the Gallery, ala, NR.

By the way! Dr Laura is a bad example. She did it in a different context then this special interest site. She also is a celebrity who is vulnerable to aspects of her past indiscretions, as I understand, she wasn't being photographed as a nudist.

If I felt that my nude photo's which I have submitted to this site were fodder for future ridicule, I sure wouldn't post them.

I respect your concerns but suggest that you re-assess the issues you have expressed.

Peace, SLO



Everyday is another reason to be yourself.



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Ashley
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Posted - 03/14/2005 :  08:05:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I didn't have any intent to tell or advise anyone else whether they should feel comfortable with the posting or taking of nude photo's. I simply was indicating my personal concerns and my level of comfort, or discomfort, with doing so.
As for this being a pure and noble site for legitimate nudists, I believe that is the intent. However, any 15 year old who can type: www.nudist-resorts.org can view any content on this site.
At my age I have no idea what my eventual profession or station in life will be. I can't be certain that any photo of myself posted nude here or anywhere else won't show up and be misunderstood. A photo of a nude woman sitting by a pool can be considered a "nudist activity photo" to the enlightened, and it can also be considered a "picture of a naked lady!" to the unenlightened.
Since nudists are in the minority, I have to assume the majority falls into the "unenlightened" category.
I do have photo's of myself at Orient Beach taken by my friends, with my own camera, that I keep to remember the vacation and the fun we had there. Maybe when I'm 40 years older it'll be fun to look at them and remember how I looked at age 19. Chances are I'm going to be in somewhat better shape now than then...but you never know. Regardless, my photo's are for my personal scrapbook and I'm more comfortable with it that way.
I have no quarrel or desire to restrict others from doing whatever they wish to do with photo's of themselves. It's all a personal choice that has much to do with your comfort level.

I have, hereby, re-assessed the issues I expressed, and find them to be the same. Thanks for your reply and giving me an opportunity to better explain my feelings on this.




Ash



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homenude
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Posted - 03/14/2005 :  12:13:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Having read the thread from begining to end, it calls to mind the old joke of the psychiatrist administering the Rorschach (ink blot) test to a patient. The patient finds sexual content in each and every ink blot.

After the test is concluded, the psychiatrist tells the patient that he is obviously obsessed by sex. The patient replies, "Doc, you should talk! You're the one with the dirty pictures!"

My point is that unless the image is of people engaging in sex, we can't predict or control anyone's reaction to it.

Don't worry about others, since you can't control or predict their behavior.



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FireProf
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Posted - 03/14/2005 :  12:54:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Many women feel the same way Ashley does. We have several nudist couples we are close friends with. They all have pictures of themselves for their personal scrapbooks as we do. They, the women, do enjoy having their pictures taken for their personal account of their travels and memories of romantic getaways with their husbands.

We are all very comfortable with being nude around each other. We have group pictures of all of us together that we have shared for each others personal photo albums but none of these women are comfortable with posting their nude pictures on any website for fear of where it may turn up.

I've heard all the replies about it doesn't matter what other people think. To some people it does. To some it is not worth the anxiety and frustration to try and explain to the unenlightened til you're blue in the face the wholesomeness of our lifestyle. It is a personal choice to post a nude picture of yourself on any website you choose. Choosing not to post does not make you any less a nudist/naturists then those that do.

I personally don't have a problem posting a picture of myself on the naturist website but haven't because my wife would rather I not. She hasn't reached that comfort level yet and I respect that. If and when she is ready, we'll do it the minute she is, but until then I'll respect her wishes and wait.



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Sloboy
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Posted - 03/14/2005 :  2:30:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ashley, home nude and Fire Prof:

It's great to read your responses to my observation on a very obtuse subject. Photography and nudity have long been a subject of public debate. Each of you has offered your current position on this matter and an appreciation for each other's feelings. I know you appreciate my artistic vent on the subject and you understand my liberal feelings. With the advent of Spring let each of us enjoy the soothing salve that the Sun's rays will bestow on each of our beautiful bodies.

Alway's slow and open too enlightment..



Everyday is another reason to be yourself.



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Nudony
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Posted - 03/14/2005 :  10:07:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not to scare anyone, but I have read of one instance where a woman, who posted a nude picture of herself in a nudist website, was recognized on the street by a non-nudist. This particular lady handled the situation with humour; she genuinely didn't care. But unless you've reached that same stage: do be careful.


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