I’ll be honest. I was scared to do this post. The fear has nothing to do with shame mind you, but other personal things. But here i am. Sorry for the quality of the pics, but i wasn’t the camera man at the time.
Okay i have to admit the reason I’m reblogging this is because i found it funny. Also as a gamer and nudist i found it to be interesting.
Originally posted on the sl naturist:
I’ve not been contributing much lately. If you’re an SL regular, you’ll know that feeling. Sometimes RL simply swamps you. And ‘swamp’ is an appropriate word!
You might have read Ella’s postings on the storms that have battered the UK in recent weeks. I was ‘victim’ to them, although I thankfully got off much lighter than many others. Our garage, set on the hill to the side of our house, was flooded, and we did lose electricity to our house for several days and some of our ‘white goods’ (our freezer, washing machine and tumble drier) were all lost to the water, alongside much of the remainder of the contents of the garage…lawnmower, etc.
Anyway, life goes on.
The house is largely back to normal now, and SL time can return :) Hoorah!
The only ‘upside’ to the flooding around us (we’ve not been affected this last, awful week) is…
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Yeah…I’m starting to feel old, and fat. I guess these pictures kind of reflect my mood at the moment. The bad thing about cold weather is it makes it harder to go for a walk and try to improve my health. Thankfully though a space heater in my computer room helps me drastically reduce how much heating gas i use, so my gas bill has been low this month so far.
As a nudist i sometimes i find myself asking, “Do i need to lose weight and get healthy for my sake or the sake of being nude. Being nude all the time you get used to your own body, but you also have to look at yourself and if you are lucky you don’t become judgmental of yourself to the point where you feel disgusted at your own looks. Some days i feel that way. Especially when it comes to my own nudism. When i mention that i sit at home all day in the nude to other blacks, i either get some restrained laughter, or judgmental looks from them, especially the older blacks. But i am well on my way to being that older black person. I’m 36 yrs old now. Maybe i need to find a life and a nudist retreat.
Either way i just stepped outside in the buff to toss out some food to the local stray cats and i can tell its only 60 degrees out. Maybe I’ll go for a walk and get out of this house for a bit.
Now I’m about to piss some people off, but hey its not like I’ve never done that before so lets get to it. I’ve been paying some attention to the fat/body acceptance movement on the internet, and trust it is mostly the internet that is pushing this, but I’ve noticed that the naturist movement has gotten involved too.
Now the main deal for the naturists is drawing more people to the lifestyle by pushing naturism as a way to find happiness and acceptance with one’s appearance. This is all well and good, but as a guy who has been trying to find volunteer nude models for years now I have come to realize that the naturist movement is offering a bit of snake oil here. The idea that some how becoming a naturist will cure you of looking at your body in the mirror and not liking what you see is somewhat ridiculous in my opinion, and we won’t draw anyone of less then perfect bodies when we SHOW NOTHING BUT AVERAGE SIZED FEMALES ON THE FRONT PAGE OF EVERY NUDIST/NATURIST WEBSITE ON THE DAMN INTERNET!!!
No sane fat woman is going to join us on the nude bike rides and nudist beaches if she feels that all she’s going to see are skinny and average chicks at these places. Hell tumblr and imgr is doing better job with fat/body acceptance then we are with its ever growing collection of homemade porn/nude sites made by big girls on the internet! If we are going to attract a truly ‘larger’ base of people then we need to get with the times and start showing more people on our sites that are pretty much the opposite of acceptable Western Beauty. And one thing i feel i must remind the naturist community about is that body acceptance and fat acceptance is pretty much the exact same thing, they are not mutually exclusive to one another.
So that’s my two cents on this matter.
A great article, check it out for yourself:
Vienna — These museum goers didn’t just leave their coats at the coat check. They handed over their shirts, trousers and underwear.
Everything, in fact, except their shoes and socks. After all, the stone floor can get chilly when you’re touring an art exhibit in the nude, which was what more than 60 art lovers did in a special after-hours showing at Vienna’s prestigious Leopold museum.
For many, the tour of “Nude Men from 1800 to Today” — an exhibit of 300 paintings, photographs, drawings and sculptures focused on the bare male — was a goose-bump-raising instance of life imitating art.