Let's Do Away With These 5 Body Shaming Remarks

Inspired by body favorable activist Virgie Tovar and this recent article on Mic, "5 Body Shaming Comments That Everyone Should Cease Saying This Summer" I determined to write my own list of body shaming remarks that naturists are tired of hearing. This list is all about how folks shame the naked body, especially the female body. It's also about how naturists are shamed for daring to be naked and accept themselves as they are.
1. Why are folks at the bare beach never the individuals you want to see naked?
I brought up this remark in our 10 common myths about naturism, but here it's again, as it's everything related to body shaming.
Naturism is not about looking pretty for anyone. Nobody (unless they are exhibitionists) goes to the nude beach to be your eye candy. If you go to a unclothed beach or nudist resort simply to look at bodies you find appealing, then your creepy behavior is called voyeurism.
For quite a while, marketers have been using the notion of the beach body or "bikini body" to encourage specific attractiveness standards and sell products. Those products are somehow assumed to make that specific body type appear attainable to consumers.
The female plage body is slim, toned and tanned with perky breasts and a curvy, solid buttocks. The male sand body equivalent is slim, tan and muscular.
The view that individuals need to pursue and achieve a particular body to visit and love the beach is total bullshit.
Beach body weight reduction ad trying to profit from body shaming
While the strand body is all about looking attractive in a swimsuit, the media and marketing are just as good at telling people what they need certainly to look like to be nude in public. Whether it is indicated nudity or full frontal, it's generally a female model with the best body" and flawless skin trying to sell us something or catch the male gaze.
Sexualized nudity is employed to sell. But in advertisements there is only one version of sexy and yet again, it is nobody's job or responsibility to meet someone else's or society's notion of alluring!
We all just need to enjoy the fucking plage.
2. Naturists are overweight and consequently boosting an unhealthy lifestyle.
In a recent blog post, I explained how well-being worries about strangers are actually just another type of fat-shaming.
Someone's weight will not define health. Being fat does not abruptly require someone to divulge their health issues to anyone. Most naturists understand and respect others' right to privacy in regards to well-being in addition to the right to do what you desire with your own body.
Being fat or unhealthy is not a failure.
3.
At some point, female beauty standards started dictating that women must be hairless. While men's hair can be an indication of manliness or maleness, female body hair is considered disgusting, filthy and unfeminine.
In the past few years there's undoubtedly been a rise in body-positive / feminist activism motivating women to grow their hair out (IF they need to) and to not feel embarrassed about it.
Body favorable drawing saying pubic hair is absolutely fine
Still, some people feel the need to inflict their own preferences or shame others for having hair.
This can be the FKK naturist doctrine on body hair: Everyone has the right to do whatever the fuck they want with their body hair, whether it's on their armpits, genitals, legs, arms, whatever.
Got a private opinion on body hair? Great, keep it yourself and do what you desire with your own body hair.
4. Naked folks? Genitals? Ew, I don't need to see that.
Body shame continues to be a huge issue as it pertains to particular body parts and their natural functions. girls naked cigarette smoking beach have those old puritan religious values that held the human body to be obscene.
This dilemma can also be tied up with sexual shame. Folks are taught to hide their sex organs. In schools, most are still taught to dismiss their sexual urges with abstinence only sex education. Students learn about their sexual parts in school via anatomical drawings. They're left to figure what real naked bodies appear to be. Or they get an entirely unrealistic notion from Internet porn.
And so, http://nudissex.com . The disgust individuals feel about their own bodies is projected onto others.
There is a simple option for those who do not desire to see: Just. Don't. Look.
5. Women's breasts are sexual, so women should not be walking around topless.
Women's breasts are not sex organs. Their primary function is to feed babies.
Do some folks derive sexual pleasure from their breasts? Absolutely. Lots of folks also derive sexual pleasure from their feet. And yet we have not prohibited feet from being seen in public.
Women's breasts are constantly sexualized and objectified for gain. Policemen arrest and shame girls for attempting to love a park while topfree the same way men do. People sexualize and shame the bodies of little girls by making them cover up from a young age.
Breastfeeding and Sexualized Breasts in Advertising
The actual reason girls can not walk around topfree like guys, in most areas, is pure sexism.
The Free the Nipple movement has drawn a gigantic amount of focus for this equality issue. Yet the law still lags behind, and attitudes still need to change.
Here's an insightful quotation from Laura Dodsworth, author of Bare Reality, about the female body getting censored and shamed: It Is not what we should show of our bodies, but who gets to decide what may be shown, in what manner and where, that's finally revealing of women's location in the world.
So that is my short list! Please share in the opinions.
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that there was an archaic nude image of Heracles which was considered to be the

procession was detected in Nigeria. [See E. R. Dennett, The Spiritual and political System of the Yoruba
(London, 1910). p, 951. At Trani, by Naples, a huge wooden phallic picture called "II Santo Membro" was carried
in procession yearly until the eighteenth century. (See Rawson, Crude Erotic Art, p. 75). During the latter
part of the nineteenth century, in huge cities of Japan phallic festivals happened in which tremendous floats were
Displayed. At several of these holidays, a surging mass of almost nude young men taken a massive papier-mch
phallus. sometimes forty feet long. [See Micheal Czaja, Gods of Myths and Stone ( http://crazypublic.com , 1974). p. 1741.
There's enough evidence to show that phallic processions were customary in many countries and were of great
antiquity.
40. pp. 162. 163.
41. "Heracles at Olympia and http://nudistpic.net . Bonfante, Etrusron Clothing, p. 28. The Chaldaeans covered as a rule with considerable drapery the types of their
43.
85 (1981): 121-132; John Boardman, Greek Sculpture: The Archaic period (Fresh York and Toronto, 1978), p. 261;

pl. 266.
44. p, 221. figs. 111,112

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Journal of Sport History, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Winter, 1985)
work of Daidalos.45 Generally, the hero is depicted nude in early Greek art
which signifies old legends. One cannot escape the judgment that these early
Naked appearances of the hero were based on the uncontestable ability of
tradition. On Heracles and his nudity, Evelyn Harrison stressed that:
nudity, the short hair and the strong physique are all truly characteristic and that
is Heracles. He alone comes bare into the presence of Zeus and the other gods.
The nudity of the sportsman, the fighter, the laborer is his, and it is the authentic symbol of his
identity, the badge of his career.46
Heracles' nudity is in accordance with the observations made above about the

He was the most
popular hero of the Greeks, known as alexikakos and apotropaios (an averter of
evils) as strong and great, as founder of the Olympic Games, as a helper in all
Issues, as a great athlete, as the protector of the race, as an averter of death,
as a naked warrior-athlete par excellence, as the hero of heroes, and as a
guardian angel.
It truly is practical to suppose that since Heracles was the hero in whose honour

the Olympic Games were perhaps held, afterward his protges, the sportsmen, were
Attempting to copy the nudity as well as various other characteristics of their patron.
From earliest times, the Greek gods and heroes boastfully shown their
physical energy and needed such a display from their zealots and enthusiasts.
The stuff evidence demonstrates that the warrior-athlete was not a winning
theme for the artists of the late Geometric period (750-700 B.C.). The athletes
of this period carried no weapons and wore no helmets. More emphasis has
been given to the bodies of the athletes and especially to their long arms and
Formidable legs, rather than to their competitive and warlike characteristics. In the ProtoAttic and Proto-Corinthian art, there aren't any hints of the warrior-athlete. The
last fifty years of the 8th century was probably the period when the nudity of the
warrior-athlete grown into athletic nudity. This was the same span when
the widespread practice of hero cults, linked with competitive games
occurred. The popularity of sport and several practical concerns
were responsible for the change from the warrior-athlete's nudity to athletic
nudity. It is very important to keep in mind that the last part of the 8th century is
by convention the eve of the start of nudity in Greek sport and is the
45. Pausanias 2.4.5. Farnell (Greek Hero Cults, p. III) regarded this naked image of Heracles as Dorian
46. Evelyn Harrison, "Athena and Athens in East Pediment of Parthenon," AJA 71 (1967): 44.
47.

Invade Wall Street Guest Website By Jordan

Did felicity by chance start the Occupy Wall Street Demonstration?
Inhabit Wall Street - For most of you who are oblivious of the situation, Felicity was the young lady who was detained this summer on wall street during the artwork performance Ocularpation. All of a sudden this Occupy Wall Street protest flares up - Coincidence??? Perhaps but unlikely: Ocularpation (which was an art endeavor by sexy moms on beach who was trying to make a point that Wall Street lacks accountability) sounds eerily similar to Invade Wall Street and of course the place. So naturally Felicity and I went down to talk to the protesters.
Poster at Inhabit Wall Street Demonstration
Once http://fairpost.net got there we found a group of individuals - Largely in their 20a?s - singing, holding up signs and chanting their different mantras. We were hoping to talk to the organizers but could not find out who they were. What we did find was a war room of laptops and individuals who were manning the stations kept on yelling that they wanted any footage of police brutality and arrests (rather in HD). After trying to speak to some of the folks there (without making any headway) we determined to talk to some of the protesters. We talked to several people who seemed to be enthusiastic about stopping the status quo on an entire mess of problems, but had no thoughts about what should be done instead.
Cops Poster Occupy Wall Street Protest
While I do not comment often this is one topic that I just can not appear to let go of. Eventually there is a group of people who are willing to take a stand and fight for change, but how may I support this type of valiant attempt when I have no idea what they actually believe in? Without any clear targets, no physical direction, standards for success or particular thoughts on the way to better the country what would I really be supporting (and of course the fact that they seem to have a whole lot of facts that are simply wrong)?
Posters at Occupy Wall Street demonstration
So in any case, I don't have any idea if Felicity's arrest had anything regarding it, but I sure hope not. Igniting a huge demonstration of naysayers who look to be fighting against everything and could be more joyful when the police are compelled to intervene isn't something that I 'd ever put my name on. Distributing fear, inconveniencing the public and expecting for the following shot of someone getting slammed to the ground by police isn't something I am willing to support.
Invade Wall Street
In closing I just want to add a few points. If these protesters care so much about the various problems then why haven't they sent people to staff soup kitchens, clean up city parks or do anything that would affect the city absolutely They have likely cost the city millions by now so don't you think it's only fair if they were to shoulder some of the load by helping out the folks of New York City? Or are they just going to continue yelling and shouting till we NY'ers are forced to pay more in taxes to cover the expense that they are creating?
As for Felicity - we still are not too sure why she was arrested, but she's due in court next month so send her heaps of positive energies!
This article about the OWS movement was published by - Young Naturists & Naturists America

Obviously he was sexually / physically brought to her. During their date, they had a wine tasting. It was interesting to see how relaxed Chuck looked. He was sitting with his legs open, relaxed and with the air of simplicity and artlessness.

In marked comparison, Kristen was obviously feeling more safeguarded as she sat cross legged and and was somewhat distant.
Kristen is obviously fairly sexual in http://shockingtown.com . A fact that appeared to frighten Chuck a little bit and made him hit the alcohol more challenging to try and control his anxiety.
Kristen tries to not stare at chuck's member during their nude date. Image: VH1
She mentioned that she believed his dick is fairly and kept looking down. I found this fascinating as the male organ is rarely described as "pretty," but in a way I also found it quite cunning. She was clearly smitten by Chuck and his pretty dick.
As Camille was getting naked for her date, she said that she was excited. http://nudistspic.com was still clearly uncomfortable with being nude, but she seemed to be accepting her naked self somewhat better the second time around.
With this date, she meets Rob, a young guy who has the body of someone who obviously spends much time in the gym. Camille liked the fact that was "developed" and believed he was "super popular."
As Rob was getting naked and preparing to meet his date, he said he believed it'd be better to meet nude. He was of the opinion that garments are just materialistic things, and he seemed genuinely interested in meeting someone and getting to know them for who they are as apposed from what they looked like or what clothes they selected to wear.. He was clearly quite comfortable being naked and said that for him, it was a fun and liberating experience.
Dating Naked is a show that's predicated on the premise that after clothes are removed, individuals become less judgmental and more accepting. But Camille quickly dispelled that assumption as she promptly judged him for being previously participated and the fact that he was younger. Rob is 22 which made Camille feel a little unsure of how viable a relationship with him would be.
Camille additionally made a comment that appeared somewhat judgmental. (What does that even mean?) She looked just a tad bit miserable with that fact. However as the date went on, she appeared to be able look past the surface, and it looked like she enjoyed their time together.
That night, they all met up at the bungalow. Chuck determined to take complete advantage of his new found freedom and show up nude. This made Rob feel a little competitive, like he'd to "step it up" a bit. She appeared to have already been taken by surprise by Chuck's nakedness, but at the same time, she also appeared to be quite happy about it.
Thank night, Rob and Camille had "dating nude sex", but Kristen determined to play a power game with Chuck instead. In her view, playing the game would entice him more. I find this approach to be rather counterproductive and particularly in this unique setting.
Dating Nude Day 3
On day 3, Chuck feels comfortable getting nude. At this time, getting or being nude appears like second nature to him - YAY!!!
Michelle was obviously nervous and being naked in public was something that made her feel uncomfortable.
During their date, they were tasked with building a raft. Assembling the raft made Michelle feel uncomfortable because there was a lot of bending over involved. She was really worried and self-conscious about showing Chuck her vagina in this kind of evident way. Chuck, on the other hand, failed to appear to care about the nakedness and was pretty uninhibited. He was bending over and crouching while constructing his makeshift raft.
As Camille was becoming nude for her third date, she still seemed a bit uncomfortable, but was handling it better. She meets Julian, a lithe young man with dreadlocks and tats. Being tattooed herself, Camille discovered him physically appealing. But as the two met and talked for the first time, Julian was unable to control his delight and had an erection. While he is obviously erect, he worked like nothing is wrong and kept an extremely suave-like conduct. This was rather odd as it's an obviously awkward first meeting and an acknowledgement of his excited state appeared warranted.

17 or so. Besides nudism I also love playing pool,

listening to all kinds of music (except country and
gangsta rap), working with computers, and speaking
about autos. Now I'll get into how I got started as a
nudist.
curious about how it felt like to be nude in my
room
school I was on the cross country team.
a mile or so from a nude beach (Blacks). http://shockingtown.com joked
about running there, but no one actually did.
I
made it there and saw the naked individuals. At this point
I was inquisitive as to what it was like to be nude on
the plage, why these people did it. I ran to a kind
of isolated part of the strand (just a few individuals
around me and weren't that close.) I took off my
I sat there for 10-20 min.
I subsequently was relaxed and comfy enough to say to
my self I want to get bare and see what it feels
like.
So off came my shorts and
Knickers! I sat there nude for a min. or two afterward
stood up. I'll never forget that moment. What I felt
I am only able to describe as the most wonderful awareness of
Liberty I've ever felt inside my whole life! I felt so
fee and alive! It was just amazing to be naked
It felt great... so
Cozy I then ran into the ocean and swam. It
felt so pleasant to swim without an suit I adored that
Encounter and needed to do it again.
several more times. I also went to other nudist
Seashores; San Onfre, ( http://nudistsnude.com of blacks), and
More Mesa in Santa Barbra. San Onfre is fine, its
I went
to faculty in Santa Barbra and I found More
Mesa. This is an excellent plage! Verry private and
secluded. I went to UCSB in Santa Barbra and saw
Indications for models needed for art class. I signed up
and posed naked for the art class. It was no big deal
for me and it was fun. It was fantastic to see how each
artist painted me in their own manner. My mom found
the test from the art school and asked me about it

all just laughed and gave me a hard time about it but
were not offended or angry or anything so it was cool.
Since that time, I've been to
two naturist resorts in CA. I had a really fine time in
both resorts. The folks there were very friendly and
made me feel welcome there. It was quite relaxing and
fun to spend the day nude swimming, eating, sunning,
meeting fresh folks etc. Most of the folks were older
Its trendy
though to see all the young folks involved with
Today I go nude in my room
almost constantly. I also go nude at the local fkk
Plage (Haulover). This is my favored nudist beach.
Its very simple to get to, there are folks of all
ages, and they sell beverages and hot dogs on the strand
weather. I adore going bare whenever possible, its
Really comfy, feels great and life is more fun in
the bare!

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