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The title pretty much says it all. A blog all about positively promoting nudism/naturism, body acceptance and social nudity, and showing how simply being nude is not porn, sexual or anything shameful.

Good Naked Evening: Where Have I Been?

Good naked evening, friends!

I bet many of you have been wondering why I haven’t blogged in a while—truth is, I’ve just been so busy with work, especially a lot of Saturdays this month, except Memorial Day weekend. Anyway, it’s been a warm Wednesday here in my neck of the woods today (like summer, in the 80s, it’s supposed to cool back down unfortunately tomorrow, hey that’s Northern Michigan weather for ya), and I was out on filming assignment and got back, I was so pooped out and hot I had to get comfortable, it’s great to just relax in the buff for a little while before callin’ it a night.

Anyway, my mind kinda wandered while I was at work today. It was so nice outside, I couldn’t help but think of summer. My nearest naturist club’s havin’ lots of stuff goin’ on this summer, and I’m savin’ my money so I can hopefully spend some more time over there when I can get weekends off—my aim is to hopefully go at least four times this season, and definitely one of them for National Nude Recreation Week at the start of July. I couldn’t wait to get home and just unleash my thoughts, I’d been wanting to get comfortable all day—especially after purposely wearing my short-sleeve company polo instead of a long-sleeve button down because of how warm it was gonna get, then I get to work and the air’s on in my office, the thermostat’s set on 66 and I’m freezin’ to death. Then I get outside for my lunch, and it said 84 on the credit union clock across the street, it was hot! And then my mind started going crazy after being in a humid gymnasium tonight filming a school talent show, I knew what I had to do when I got home.

Anyway, I can hardly wait to get out to get more involved with my fellow naturists this year. Last year was great, I got my AANR membership and managed to make it out at least three times to my nearest club Spruce Hollow, but this year I feel will be THE year for me in naturism—really doing all I can to become more involved with our naturist community. Of course that sounds so clichéd, but what can I say? I’ve enjoyed being nude at home more often, and I’ve dreaded having to get dressed.

Anyway, wanted to let y’all know I’m still here—it may be a while before I do another #GoodNakedMorning blog again on Saturday, but it’s just because work’s keepin’ me busy. Hope y’all have a great night—sleep nude if possible, and hope y’all have a good rest of your week.

Talk to ya soon, and ‘til then, #NudeOn.

David B

Chapter 12: Our first two weeks with Jaxson

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Tomorrow Jaxson will be two weeks old. It has been two very special but also very exhausting weeks, with nothing else but beautiful moments. Unfortunately not two weeks where we can live and express the lifestyle we love so much, simply because of all the visits at our home and all the other stuff that have to be taken care of, but it’s really all worth it.


As you all read in my previous blog the birth itself went perfect. Santana gave everything she had and within 13 minutes of pushing a healthy Jaxson saw the world outside his safe place. The feelings running thru my body of joy, happiness and relieve were exactly the same as when my daughter was born. Also the fact that Santana’s mom stayed with us all day, was very special and heart warming for us. And we’re very thankful for that.


Because Santana gave…

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Villa Roca hotel and beach Macha in Costa Rica

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naturist 0000 Villa Roca hotel, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Costa Rica may be among the world’s top destinations for naturalists but unfortunately not for naturists: even though the climate is certainly appropriate for walking around au naturel, legally it is forbidden. However, there is a couple of clothing-optional resorts/hotels. Three of such locations that I found online are strictly for couples only, so the fourth one, Villa Roca hotel – for “gays, lesbians and their friends” – actually sounds more inclusive!

It’s located in Quepos village by the popular national park and beach Manuel Antonio. The hotel itself is not at the beach, but you have an amazing view from up there – you almost feel like you could glide from that infinity pool above the forest and on to the Pacific Ocean (even more so infinite).

naturist 0001 Villa Roca hotel, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

The hotel is not clothing-optional throughout, but you can be naked around the pool and hot tubs. Those were perfect for…

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Be Bare. Be Proud. Be Free!

Nudism/Naturism: Discrimination against single men?

Jillian Page: Reflections on life in the global village

I find it hard to believe in this day and age that some public and semi-public naturism settings (i.e. beaches) — both clothing optional and nudism areas — and organizations are barring single men from attending.

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Good Naked Morning: Naturism Promotes R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Good naked morning, Team Clothing Optional!

After about a week without internet, it’s great to finally be back, and able to blog in the buff on a weekend where there was nothing going on with work assignments. Friends, it’s great to relax nude on a Saturday morning and talk to you. That’s one thing that I think is great talking to fellow true nudists/naturists, when we’re stripped bare and comfortable in our flesh, we really get to better respect each other.

Friends, I know some of you have been following me for quite some time and know my story, but for those who don’t, I’m gonna talk a little about my naturist journey and relate it to the key topic in this blog post, RESPECT, and how naturism helps us become better people so we can better respect each other.

Respect for Myself and My Body

When I was younger, as much as I enjoyed the freedom of not wearing clothes when possible, I felt like an outcast. I was one of the most ignored and probably least attractive in my opinion of my peers. At a time where most guys were real set on sculpting and working themselves to develop the societal attractive “perfect male body”, well chiseled and built, which I didn’t have. It was always hard for me put on weight, I’ve always been slim. I did even start going to the weight room throughout much of the time I was attending college, and even though it did help me feel a little stronger, I didn’t change that much figurewise. Plus, most other guys I did happen to see who were nude in places like locker rooms, most of them were circumcised, I wasn’t. In my late teen years, yes I did go on a porn streak (something I’m not exactly proud of), and a good majority of the male actors in these films were also cut—I felt, will I ever be able to accept myself? Seeing all I saw, hearing about what the “perfect man” should be, which I was far from. Working as an art model started to help me feel more comfortable about accepting myself—I enjoyed being casually nude in private, and since this was an atmosphere where I didn’t have to worry about getting in trouble for being naked, I did it, plus I got paid for it which was a plus. And soon enough I just became so comfortable with my body that I decided, I truly am a nudist, and decided to start socializing with fellow nudists the only way I knew at the time, social media. Well upon meeting fellow nudists and getting to know them with time, I soon came to find they came in all shapes and sizes, attractive men and women, not so attractive in some way or another, but there’s no problem with being naked and we can come to embrace ourselves, no matter our flaws. Some women have large breasts, some small, some men are cut on the shaft, some not, some are thin, some are fat, some are old, some are young, but in the naturist world when we all accept ourselves and embrace our bodily flaws, we all become better people. When I noticed there were other imperfect bodied people like me, I got a glimmer of hope, knowing I would be respected no matter how perfect or imperfect my body may be.

Respect for My Peers

One thing I’ve come to learn about naturists is how different we all truly are. When I first started my naturist page “Clothing Optional” on Facebook, I came to find a lot of people who were much different than myself. Being around here and learning more about people, and now actually going to a naturist club in the summer, I’ve gotten to know all different kinds of people out there. But for a while, I felt like a lot of the other naturists, at least that really seem to be big on openly promoting nudism/naturism online were a lot different than me. Me, a small-town, country and outdoor-loving, straight, moderate Republican, Christian, un-stereotypical millennial, it’s not that easy to socialize with a lot of people who are just like me. Many of them seem more liberal, free-spirited, tech-savvy, big city people, many LGBT-affiliated, into way different music and interests than myself. But just being around people who are different than me has really helped me better appreciate how unique we all are. I know there aren’t a lot of other naturists out there who are just like me, but I’ve come to better respect how different everybody is in this world, naked or clothed—I can’t just shun someone out of my life, because they have different views than me. Plus when I’m around these kinds of people at naturist events and socializing online, I’m sure many get a better understanding that there are naturists like me out there, and there’s nothing they should fear about from me. In the end, we’re all human and we’re all different—but we can better respect each other when we are better exposed to it, and the best way I’ve found to find this is in the naturist world.

The big thing is, when you bring a child up, you raise them to think a certain way. And if we set a better example for our kids, they will be better off. I want my future kids to live in a home where they feel happy about themselves, and even though I’m not naked 100% of the time, I plan for my home to be clothing-optional. If you choose to be dressed, sometimes it’s nice to be dressed, you can. And if you just want to be casually naked, as long as you’re not a pervert or weirdo about it, you’re welcome to be naked. That’s why one thing I really look for in a potential girl who’d be right for me is one who is comfortable in her own skin, to the point where she’s comfortable with herself and hopefully doesn’t mind others being naked around and even being naked herself. The more we encourage simple nudity, the better off we truly are, no matter how different we are. When you have nothing to hide, you get to know the real person within. And in the end, that’s all we are, human, with feelings and dreams, each in their unique way.

It’s all about R-E-S-P-E-C-T, my friends. Don’t jeer or dismiss others who are different than you. When people do those kinds of things to you, don’t let them get you down. In the end, we’re all human and we all have feelings. So if we’re going to be happy in this world, we must accept each other for how different we are, and the best way to do that, I’ve found, is when we’re in our most human state of all, when we have nothing to hide and the “all of us” is free to breathe.

Hope y’all have a great day and weekend, friends! I’m looking forward to summer, and making my way to my club hopefully come Memorial Day! Summer will be here before we know it, and even though it’s still cold up here in Northern Michigan, the sun’s shining and that gives me a more positive look on how this day will be.

So friends, I’ll talk to y’all soon, and till then, #NudeOn!

David B

Good Naked Morning: Keep on the Sunny Side

Good naked morning, friends!

It’s a beautiful sunny Saturday morning up here in my neck of the woods–it’s supposed to get up to the 60s today, so I’m happy. It’s supposed to also get close to 70 as the new week starts. Still too cold to swim, but at least it’s warm enough to wear a lighter jacket outside. In a couple of months, my nearest naturist club will also be open, but this time I think I’ll wait a little while, at least ’til the pool warms up and more people show up. Plus since I have a newer vehicle, I can hopefully drive down sometime this summer to visit Turtle Lake Resort–but after I save enough back up, since I just paid my taxes a few weeks ago and am still trying to grow my finances back in order.

One big thing about our society today–so many people are feuding. In the American society I’m living in today, there’s so much fighting going on in politics I try to distance myself from it as much as I can. Even though I don’t make much money now, I don’t cause a major outcry about it–I’m getting by little by little, and just seeing the sun outside on days like today makes me happy. I’ve heard people comment on how positive I seem to be–and I thank them, I feel we should all keep more on the sunny side. And believe me, I come from a family of people who I feel worry way more than they should, and sometimes I feel the same way, but I’m working on it.

There are days where I feel like I’ve been rejected or forgotten even though I really shouldn’t feel that way. And it’s worst on dark, rainy days. But when the sun’s shining in through my window, I get a glimmer of hope. When I see my bank account is running low, I’ve been lately telling myself to be happy with how much I do have instead of what I don’t.

Friends, I’m not perfect, and I’m no better than everyone else–but I feel this world just needs to think more positively about things. And I was just thinking about it, because two things that really make me feel more positively on life on are the shining morning sun and relaxing in the buff. I hope y’all have a great weekend, forgive me for my rant if it seems like it doesn’t have a point–let’s think positively on life, and one thing that I know helps is the naked part. Summer will here before we know it, and soon many of us will be able to be our naked selves outside again, and soak up the warm weather. ‘Til then, get some sunshine and put on a happy face!

Talk to ya soon, and #NudeOn!

David B

Good Naked Morning: Gotta Be a Balance

Hey, good naked morning again friends!

It’s another beautiful Saturday morning up here in my neck of the woods. Yeah it’s still a little chilly outside, but enjoyin’ the clothes-free freedom in my domicile lookin’ out at the rising sun, especially as it says on the news it’s supposed to be gettin’ up to 50 degrees throughout the weekend and into the beginning of the new week. So still too cold to be nude outside, but it’s little by little starting to get closer to what we truly call Spring.

So I read a few articles over the last couple nights, and I thought I’d discuss my thoughts on them.

First of all, I found this article on Carpenter Rob Jenner, whom we all know was accused by his neighbors of being a public nuisance with his simple naturism, and how he was let off the hook not guilty—first of all, I’m happy for him, it’s great the naturist won in this case! But also, it disgusts me why so many of his neighbors complained—one saying that because Rob put a sign up asking people not to be offended by his nudity that he’s an exhibitionist? Whaa? Just ‘splains how messed up prude society is—exhibitionism, mister, is when you are purposely showing off your body for everybody to see. Rob did not say “HEY, LOOK AT ME EVERYBODY! I’M NAKED, LOOK AT ME!” He was saying not to be offended because he doesn’t care if you see him naked or not, he’s not saying, look here’s my naked body, look at my … or anything like that. There’s a big difference—being free to practice naturism and being an exhibitionist are completely different things.

Plus, I read an article about people putting misconceptions about naturism, clearing up the myth about naturists not being sexual. And I admit it—yes, we naturists are sexual, but isn’t everyone once in a while, whether you are clothed or not? Sex has its place, but not in the world of everyday living in naturism. Practicing naturism is about simple, everyday living and as part of that, being comfortable without clothes. We true naturists know how to control our sexual behavior, just as most clothed people do. I do not enjoy when people spread porn all over the internet and give the whole nudity spectrum the taboo on account of that. Big point—you must control yourself, if you are a genuine naturist blogger, you do not show porn for everybody to see—that’s where I feel many have pushed it too far, keep the dirty desires in the bedroom and act like a modest citizen out in public, clothed or not. You are not sexual out in the general public, you keep it behind closed doors in the bedroom. There’s got to be a balance, because naturism is yes about nudity, but it’s just seeing it as a natural thing as a normal part of life, completely separate from the idea of sexual desire. Some say this sexual misunderstanding as a reason for looking down on casual nudity may have to do with religion, but as a Christian myself, I still feel I can find ways to express myself as a naturist and a great natural creation on this Earth. Bottom line, people need not be so on edge about our natural skin. Casual nudity should not be anything folks should be getting overtly hysterical about because of worries of leading to sexual behavior–it’s all about CONTROL, knowing your limits and what behavior is right in society, no matter if you’re naked or clothed. A body is simply a body, and a natural creation.

Friends, I’m still curious to hear your ideas on how we can improve this blog and be able to act more mutually as fellow naturists thru the help of this blog. What did ya guys think of my idea for the “Embracing You” series? Also, what else would you recommend as I try to figure out ways to improve the #TeamClothingOptional experience through this blog and our social media sites?

Have a great weekend friends, and #NudeOn!

David B

An ode to love

I’m happy for you two.

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Some of you might find the text below a bit juicy or unneeded. But for me it’s necessary to share it public. So think what you want, because I’m going to write it anyway haha.

Today is march 30 2017. The day that Santana and I are officially a couple for one year. And it was a year full of love. Santana, this is for you:

The moment I met you was true love at first sight. It feltimmediately like I known you for years. We had phone calls that lasted hours. There was nothing holding us back, there were no walls, just plain blind trust. You told me everything about your history and I told mine. We were at our happiest when we were together and missed eachother within 5 minutes when we weren’t together.

In the very early beginning you got pretty sick and I stayed by your…

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