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Go! If you are near this, enjoy it!

Go! If you are near this, enjoy it!

Truly, social nudity is about fun, joy, enjoym…

Truly, social nudity is about fun, joy, enjoyment, acceptance, love of self, love of each other, kindness, heart, and the realization “all the trappings of clothed society” do more to differentiate us from each other than unify (or unite) us. Through simple, totally honest nudity, we are of one planet, one species, flagless, borderless and “clothesless”!

Nudism is a thing you choose to do, and there is no “special” behavior required, not more than normal, BUT the youngest participants will ask some questions and honestly, these are questions we should be prepared to answer ANYWAY!

(yes, even fully clothed parents need to answer, coach and mentor the best behaviors, so no difference there!)

The source tumblr for this image has quite a f…

The source tumblr for this image has quite a few decent quality Nudist images, but at the same time they link to 8 other “Naked fun” tumblrs that are NOT nudist themed. So, rats. It looks like a good tumblr to view, but I am afraid linking to it permanently would be a great temptation towards leading visitors away! Tumblr curators, do you worry about that?

Of course I love nudism, I live naturism, I want to promote #NakedPhilosophy and encourage people to do what makes them happy, but at the same time I do not want to dilute or “water down” the positive message as my passion! Must stick to the “Core theme” and love what I love the most! ~ I hope you do too! Freely browse, but always come back to C4N for more! Thank you!





WARNING: This is an OPINION. Opinions are like belly buttons- everybody has at least one 😉

First, some background…

I have been a nudist for quite literally DECADES. In fact, I have been a nudist for my whole life so far. No, this doesn’t mean I am the “authority” on nudism. It does however mean I have allot of experience with the lifestyle in general.

There are as many types of nudism out there as there are nudists. Every nudist (and textile for that matter) views nudism through the lens of their own life experiences. Thus, what is nudist and what is pornographic is judged differently by many.

When I started being a nudist, I was a toddler. Yep- a toddler. Once the toilet training was done, the diapers came off and I was allowed to run around nude whenever it was warm enough and the situation was “right”; i.e.- we were at home, etc. My biological parents were NOT actually nudists. They simply believed (and this was at a time when) letting a little kid run around nude was no big deal. Trouble was, I rebelled when it came time to start wearing clothes. Sure, they slept nude, and would walk to and from the bathroom nude, but that was it.

I had seen my parents nude. No big deal. I had bathed and showered with my dad like most little kids of that era. No big deal. I never saw them acting in an erotic or sexual manner.

As time went by, I discovered that I could go skinny dipping in the creek behind where we lived. I ran across some other kids that I went to school with while they were skinny dipping back there. Turns out some of them came from nudist families. Thus, I started hanging out with them at their homes. And believe it or not, I didn’t witness any erotic or sexual behavior there either. I liked hanging out with them not because I got to see anyone nude, but because I got to be nude with other nude people, a natural state that even at a young age I recognized as inherently good and normal.

As I got a little older, around 8 or 9 years old, those families would include me in family activities, parties, and on trips to the beach. The only thing was we didn’t tell my parents that we were going to Sandy Hook instead of Seaside Heights. All the times we went somewhere, I never saw anyone acting sexual.

There was a decency involved that comes from character, not clothing.

While we kids were tearing around in the pool, the surf, the playgrounds, etc., the adults were usually keeping a close eye on us while they were sun tanning, grilling, chatting, and sometimes drinking at a social level. I don’t recall seeing anything at all questionable. Nobody sporting an erection, no obvious displays, spread legs, etc.

By now, my biological dad was out of the picture and my biological mom had decided I needed privacy, so she went to great pains to NOT see me nude. Thus, the fact that my butt was a little more tan than it should have been didn’t get noticed. If it did, she never said anything. I still played outside most of the time in short pants so I still had the typical tan line of a textile anyway.

Through these experiences I grew to understand that being nude is our most natural state. That it is not sexual in nature at all. By being surrounded with nude people of all ages, I saw that it is simply “us”, the way we are designed to be when we don’t require protection from the environment (heat, cold, abrasion, etc.). I learned that this is how we have lived for millennia.

Sure, we cover up when we need to protect our bodies, but otherwise we tended to disrobe in day to day life. Families saw each other nude constantly. People worked nude out in the fields, on fishing boats, around the cottage, in all manner of work where they didn’t need protective gear (i.e.- clothing). Sex simply wasn’t involved. Seeing another person nude wasn’t a prelude to arousal or sexual activity. It was actually a mundane, commonplace thing.

As a result, nudism and sex were never inherently related.

Fast forward to my teens. I was still skinny dipping and sunbathing with friends (albeit from a different school) and again, it was just us being natural. For us, it wasn’t automatically a sexual thing. Sure, we were usually nude when engaging in sex, but simply being nude wasn’t arousing or asking for it.

Fast forward again to my 20’s. I was a member of aanr (not anymore though!) and was disappointed at the number of resorts that barred me from visiting simply because I was a single male. They lumped me into a category that they believed was full of guys who were into nudism as a means of sexual shopping and satisfaction. I wasn’t and still am not one of them.

Why were single guys being labeled and treated this way? Because of the actions of a few of them! Because some guys saw nudism as a sexually based lifestyle and wormed their way into nudist resorts and then behaved in an unacceptably sexual manner, the majority of single guys were punished. Resorts typically either excluded them completely or instituted a limit on the number of single males that could attend at any given time. Those misbehaving single guys created a bad image, a stereotype that was applied to all. This meant that genuine nudists who happened to be male and single were being punished for the gross misbehavior of others. They were denied the opportunity to engage in social nudism as a preventative safety measure.

God created us nude. It was not designed to cause arousal. In fact, we were nude long before there was a need to have sex for procreation. Unless we need protection from the environment, we are actually meant to be nude. Clothing interferes with some of the human body’s systems and actually can be detrimental to health- physical, mental, and even spiritual. Nudity was, and should still be, commonplace. There is simply nothing inherently sexual about it.

I honestly believe that the false modesty of clothing is the greatest cause of people viewing simple nudity as arousing. When genitals are only exposed FOR sex, then they come to automatically represent sex WHENEVER they are in view. If genuine nudism was more common, I believe the porn industry would fail or come close to it!

Now… about those “sex-positive” nudist blogs-

The fact of the matter is nudism did not come from sex.

Nudism and sex are NOT inherently related to each other.

Yes, sex is natural. However it has no place in nudism. There are many things that are natural that have no place in nudism.

“Sex-positive” tends to be code for porn.

When I run across the “sex-positive” blogs, they always include eroticism/pornography and use the same argument to justify it; i.e.- sex (or erections) = natural and thus should be celebrated and included. Uh… No.

They use this “natural” argument as a means of trying to bring some legitimacy to their position. They try to pass blatantly sexual behavior off as simple nudism.  When they are called out on this, they defend their position by claiming anyone who doesn’t like to include sex in nudism is denying how natural it is. This allows them to call themselves “nudists” and label their behavior as “nudism” instead of calling it what it really is – pornography, swinging, exhibitionism, voyeurism, etc.

So what’s the problem?

They are falsely equating nudism with sex. They are linking them together and reinforcing that link.

When a solitary nudist or a textile interested in nudism see’s that, he or she may get the impression that a majority of nudists think that way. This may cause them to never reach out to other nudists, never visit a resort, and even feel ashamed of their own nudity even though it is not arousing for them.

When a textile see’s these “sex-positive” blogs, it just reinforces their assumption that nudists are perverts and nudism is all about sex, swinging, orgies, partner swapping, etc.

THAT in turn makes it more difficult for real nudism to be accepted. It also lends itself to another problem, and that is the exclusion of family. When one presents nudism as being a sexual lifestyle, one is also creating an atmosphere that requires precluding nudist families. As a result, more and more people see nudity of any kind as automatically sexual.

This in turn shapes laws, corporate policies, etc. Just look at tumblr- more porn than one could ever view in a single lifetime and those blogs remain. But when genuine nudists try to promote family friendly non sexual nudism, they get banned. Why? Because tumblr either sees nudism as an “adults only” sexual lifestyle or they don’t want the hassle of constantly having to defend non-pornographic nude images. And it’s not just tumblr. Most websites that allow any kind of nude images have similar policies.

Why did this happen? Because we, the real nudists of the world, have allowed the perverts to sully the image of nudism with sex and pornography. Because we sat silently by while they taught the world that nudity is all about sex, not about simply being normal and natural. We let them define nudism because we didn’t want to get into a debate. We didn’t want to get involved. We figured to let them have their perverted part of the internet and simply exclude them from our genuine nudism and nudist sites. That has backfired in the worst way.


The same way the gross misbehavior of some single male nudists backfired on all single male nudists. Nudism is being viewed more and more frequently as a sexually based lifestyle. Thus, this erroneous stereotype is being applied more and more often to ALL nudists. Nudism is being linked to sex, and the more “sex-positive” junk that is out there to be seen, the stronger that link becomes. This results in more and more restrictions upon nudism.

These “sex-positive” folks are creating a bad image, a stereotype that is being applied to all of us.

We are being punished for the actions of others who falsely claim their sexual behavior is representative of nudism. We are allowing this to happen.

Step up.

Assert the principals of genuine nudism.

Engage in being an active defender of genuine nudism… or sit back and watch it disappear. Sit back and allow you and your nudist family, friends, etc. be labeled as perverts when in reality you are far from that.

Don’t be an entitled lazy nudist and expect everyone else to do it for you. Step up and help… many hands make light work!

Please leave the above text intact if you reblog. It’s the right thing to do 🙂

I am only new to nudism    about 2 years, in fact………. love the lifestyle…….wish I had been brought up as a nudist……….. agree wholeheartedly with your commentary…….. hope my blog reflects the values you illuminate,    tolerance, acceptance, respect, separation of nudity from sex  exhibitionism lewdness porn etc…….. as you said, everything we do as genuine nudists reflect for good or ill on the lifestyle we love and can either attract new people to our ranks or repel those who seek to join us

Thank you for writing this article. We do need more positive representation.

Definitely a thoughtful, first person account on learning about simple nudity. It is not difficult to describe these moments of maturity and the accounts need not be lengthy, but I see a tremendous value in supporting the social nudity, social nudist, and Home nudist beliefs through validation! Plus, the only way to encourage a non-purient view of the young human body may be to “give” another set of beliefs to hold onto instead. Presently it seems many characters in the news have SELF-SERVING beliefs and no others (except secrecy and pay-for-silence, or hush money), so let us Naturists and Nudist continue championing our set or values and beliefs!!


I am seeking to achieve a PhD in Naturist Studies, and I think a course of study in this subject WOULD further legitimize it.

Centauri4, Naturism as a Way of Living

centauri4-naturism: If only I had some Photos…


If only I had some Photoshop skills, perhaps this image would have been more creative!  The idea was to show the family running from one season into another… I can alsso imagine a split panel image with a Dad with baseball glove on is throwing a pitch to his Son on the left, and the snowsuit wearing Son is catching a snowball on the right!

Retumbl for the Winter of 2017. Okay, now we have inspiration for the harsh snow days, or maybe the mild snow days, yet to come! How about Dad throwing a baseball from Summer while dressed in a parka (on the left half), while a nudist son catches the snowball on the right?

Just another split-scene, split-context idea! Possibly good for marketing a nudist resort BECAUSE people would talk about and share the composite image!

centauri4-naturism: Typical Nudist Family Dad…


Typical Nudist Family

Dad picks great locations but always forgets the high SPF sunscreen! (not good!)

Mom got the family started in social nudism, is completely devoted to it, and really loves being with the kids!

My older sister is a grad student that only gets a chance to join the family nude two or three times a year!

My cousin works a full-time job an hour’s drive away from us, but always negotiates time off to join us nude!

I am in the military and nude weekends together is the one time I really get to relax completely!

– It would be great if there actually were a database where typical family nudists could describe the makeup of their family, its number of members, ages, when they joined nudism, how often they practice and other (completely private/anonymous) data for statistical purposes; and to honestly portray a picture of who we are.

Retumbling my own content from near the start of Naturism as a Way of Living.

Judgement of All? — Nudists or Suits


Hopefully some of the following scenarios will get readers thinking about situational nudity in ways not previously considered!  If this happens, then I have achieved the goal of this post.  However, if after reading it you are not inspired to reply with an answer, share an experience, or speculate on how you would react to a future incident, then perhaps this article should be read again.

Share it with a friend or relative, use it as a conversation starter if you wish; I hope it is an exercise in thinking and self-analysis.

If a clothed person looks upon an unclothed one and forms a value assessment of that person based on their appearance, are they exercising the same behavior as a nicely dressed person viewing a disheveled, homeless person on the street?

Does the spectrum of beliefs and interpretations of individual behavior swing so widely that a neatly groomed, finely dressed man can be a business person or a repeat pedophile?  What about the naked person, do we all automatically ask ourselves, “Why is that person naked?” or are there some situations where inviting a person to get in your car in order to help them avoid a public indecency charge crosses your mind?

There are positive (helping) situations and uncertain ones.

There are clear and easy courses of action, as well as difficult and risky.

Has someone ever asked you to assist them in spending some time naked (such as driving them to a nude beach), rescue them from a situation where they were left without clothing, or even unexpectedly asked your opinion on casual nudity around the home?

Retumbling my content from near the beginning of NaaWoL (or should it be shortened to NWL when I reference it?). c4n seems to work also, and one of these may be more searchable than the other.


Facts about Naturism as My Way of Living

I have been a Naturist for 31 years, and a Nudist for 29 years. My first visit to a dedicated nudist location was a weekend trip, solo to an established nudist park/campground with permanent structures; I slept in my car that Saturday night. They were building an in-ground pool, or had built it, so one of my first nudist “work” experiences was helping erect a chainlink fence around the pool. My visit only felt awkward for the first 15 minutes, and I was given a personal tour of the grounds and introduced to several members, after that I was “in heaven”. The Naturist Society (U.S., organization) and “Clothed by the Sun” are the foundation of my experiences.

Through my tumblr now, the goal is to highlight the best simply nude living content available on tumblr. Naturism as a Way of Living does not link to external web content, and for a time when using images I did not create or was not the first uploader of, I went to Google, reverse image searched the picture, then cited the first appearance of that image anywhere online (according to that search engine, anyway). I do not tumbl (re-tumbl, tumblr?) images over 1,000 note count BECAUSE that content has already been seen by many and is clearly appreciated. The content featured on my tumblr is (a.) “fresher” (less tumbled), (b.) on “theme” for my guiding philosophy, and (c.) not traditional nude “Glamour” photography (because sure, polished, posed and photo retouched images look great) but life never happens in “soft focus”.

My preference is not to include images focusing on the genitals as a central part of the image (meaning, the photographer’s eye was LIKELY focused on those) because I want visitors and Followers to see “the whole person” and not only their genitals! Images with a clear indication of Copyright ownership by well-known trademark (such as Playboy, Penthouse or Voyeurweb) will not knowingly be included in Naturism as a Way of Living. However, photographs with attribution to a photographer such as ‘’ (or similar) are welcome and may be featured if “on theme”; depicting relaxed, casual, or active/playing nudity. Family-themed content will also be included as for me, this means everyone in my family would be welcome to sit next to me/my tablet/my laptop and view my tumblr’s content, page by page. I would also be completely comfortable discussing each image, why it was selected, how I know or BELIEVE each image relates to social nudity, Naturism or Nudism, and is suitable for viewing by all ages. My family includes adult married children and grandchildren as young as age 4 years.

My most beloved hashtags at this time are: #nakedphilosophy and #c4n(month)2016, or #c4n(month)2017. These hashtags express when I feel there is a nudist lifestyle component or elements depicted IN the photo and I want to verbalize what I see in the image, or content I largely wrote, with that “c4n” tag. If an image reminds me of a nudist experience I have actually had, I try to mention that or praise the image by writing things such as “nude barbequing is fun” because I have done it (1st time at Jardin del Sol near Tucson, Arizona). My nudist experiences have all been great, universally fun, occasionally slightly daring and irreplaceable! I hope yours are too!

Classic nudist magazines

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