The nudist / porn quagmire


Why is it that so many nudist / naturist sites feature virtually only photos of pretty, young women? Don’t get me wrong, I like pretty young women, but what about handsome young men? they’re nudist too! And middle aged women? They are nudists too. And older women and men? At the beach it is a really good cross section, but online it is really skewed. The thing is, if I want porn, I know where to go. So if  a ‘nudist’ site has only pictures of young women, it isn’t really a nudist site at all, but a soft porn site pretending to be a naturist site.  So please, the powers that be, if you have a nudist site, show a real mix of folks, men, women, young, old, black, white and everything inbetween. You’ll have a more committed audience.

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12 Responses to The nudist / porn quagmire

  1. Small Change says:

    I’ve had similar thoughts. People like you and me can lead the way!

  2. Happy Bare says:

    Thanks Small Change! Yes perhaps we can! I’m looking to find a real nudist/naturist experience in a social setting. So far it’s been solo all the way, and having to filter through all the scams has been a pain.

  3. Have been preaching that idea for years! All-Nudist.com uses images appropriate to the subject, not as a blatent attempt to boost website stats by posting lots pf pics pics of pretty young women, though they do show up here and there along with everyone else. Our images run the gamut of body types. Some folks argue that only pretty pics should be used so as to dispel the image of nudists as all old and fat. We prefer honesty.

    Now, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying nude photos. Unfortunately, some nudists/naturists (mostly men) also have a hard time separating their personal appreciation of bare skin (usually pretty young women) from true naturist principles which have nothing to do with LOOKING at naked people. Thus, they post galleries full of ‘naturist’ photos with the idea that the more exposed flesh, the better for promoting naturism. We disagree heartily and have been savaged for that by some who just don’t get it and take it personally.

    We see no reason to attract the kind of people to social nudism whose interest is based on body appearance. The world’s full of those; they’re called ‘Textiles’. Nudists gather together to get away from them and their attitudes, not to encourage them to come hang around us. Our fences aren’t to hide behind, they’re to keep THEM out!

    You’ve got the right idea. Stick to your guns and continue to resist the unending attempts of others to change social nudism into something which suits their purposes, but loses everything of value in the process. Change it enough and it isn’t naturism anymore, it’s just naked. Anyone can be naked.

    Google Images does a great job of providing every kind of ‘naturist’ photo possible; we don’t need ‘naturist’ websites imitating that while pretending that it has anything whatsoever to do with our wholesome, family-oriented pastime.

    • Happy Bare says:

      Allnudist … I have checked out your website in some detail and hey, you are the real deal! Your site is exactly what you say it is. I am following you and if you folks want me to be your eyes and ears here in Montreal and in southern Quebec, northern Vermont, New York and New Hampshire. I would be delighted to do so. Happy Bare

  4. Thanks for your kind words! We just try to present things from a mainstream nudist/naturist perspective as we understand it. Apparently, a lot of folks feel are comfortable with that viewpoint! There’s no ‘official’ norm, of course, but it’s not rocket science either!

    Look around, talk to folks, LISTEN to folks, experience social nudism and it’s pretty obvious that most of us feel about the same way about most things nudist. Some don’t, and that doesn’t make them ‘bad’ or even wrong; it just means that they’ve missed the mainstream to some degree. Some are proud of that and mean to change things.

    We like the basics pretty much the way they are, and have been for a hundred years. Well-considered change can be a good thing, but change simply for the sake of change, or an agenda, rarely is.

    We’ll be following you here, so if anything major occurs in your neck of the woods we’ll hear about it! Keep up the good work and stick with it! Most bloggers burn out too soon. Been there, done that, recovered!

  5. jillianpage says:

    I agree, Happy Bare.

    And, yes, All-Nudist.com has a great site. It was one of the first I read when I started exploring naturism.

  6. aguywithoutboxers says:

    Yes! You are absolutely on point with this! Great job! Much love and naked hugs!

  7. Reblogged this on home clothes free and commented:
    Very important point for nudist/naturist clothes free bloggers to address

  8. diogenes002 says:

    One thing I have noticed, especially in pretty orthodox naturist sites on tumblr, is that there is far more quality, nonsexual nude photography featuring women than men. We can discuss why this is and lament it, but it is simply a fact. This is true even in settings involving outdoor activities like hiking, camping, etc. In beach pictures, there’s generally a better balance of men and women. But let’s face it. Most nude beach pictures are pretty boring – just standing around posing for the camera. Candid photography is generally frowned upon. And nudist parks generally discourage photography entirely, so there just aren’t many pictures, quality or otherwise, from inside the parks, except for highly staged shots.

    Some of the best male nude photography is on sites with a fairly overt gay slant. And there’s nothing wrong with that. But even in that case, photos without sexual overtones are a fairly small minority. So unfortunately, women (especially young women, of course) far outnumber men in nonsexual nude photos in general circulation. This is also true in the work of professional photographers. Consequently, if a naturist blogger wants to use good nude photography, the choices are heavily weighted in one direction. And so I don’t think it’s true that sites with mostly nonsexual female nudes are “porn” sites. The pejorative term “porn” is used far too loosely if it’s based simply on the sex of the persons involved.

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  10. cervixsays says:

    Reblogged this on cervixsays and commented:
    Yes, yes, yes. All of it. Nudism isn’t for celebrating only conventionally attractive, commercially sexualized (women’s) bodies. It’s for celebrating the magnificent, natural beauty of ALL bodies.

  11. Happy Bare says:

    yes, yes, yes… acceptance, first of self, then of others. Everyone is beautiful, everyone unique, everyone special in their own way.

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