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Friday, October 22, 2010

Naked Under Cover

Even in Southern California the weather is turning cooler and opportunities to be nude outdoors, other than for those die hards like my husband that love cooler weather, are becoming fewer and farther between. Yet another weekend will go by without being able to visit our local nudist club to enjoy the sunshine in the buff. So how do we nudists get by when the weather turns cold? For me, I spend a lot of time under the covers of the bed. I still can't bring myself to sleep in pajamas, too confining. I always get twisted in the fabric. But give me some nice clean sheets and a comforter and I'm a happy camper.

As for socializing with other nudists during Fall and Winter. Well, in Orange County the Naturists in the OC or NITOC have a family friendly nude swim once a month at an indoor pool. They also offer gym facilities where folks can play volleyball, basketball and some other indoor sports followed by a nice dinner and raffle. It's a great time to relax and make some new friends or visit with old friends. It's still not so frigid in So Cal that we couldn't still enjoy the nudist club and use the indoor pool and outdoor spa, plus just hang out with friends in a trailer or something, but for some of us our sunbathing activities will be curtailed. I'd love to hear from nudists in other parts of the world regarding their cooler weather naturist activities.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Let's Talk About Boob Jobs

This discussion might be a bit controversial, but I think it’s a topic worth discussing.

It’s funny that nudists are all about body acceptance, but tummy tucks and boob jobs are rampant in the nudist community, at least here in California. Of course, some alterations are due to medical necessity but many are simply aesthetic. I must admit that the idea of defying age and gravity with a little help from my local plastic surgeon is tempting, but after seeing some very unnatural looking post surgery breasts along with the various scar designs my temptation level has waned to a fear of having breasts that look like they are 20 while the rest of my body looks elderly. Natural breasts come in various shapes and sizes, some are full and rounded at the bottom, some dangle languorously pointing towards the ground, and some are small and pert. All natural breasts however share the characteristics of a gentle droop and a happy jiggle and bounce when unbound and traveling. Augmented breasts also come in various shapes and sizes, often dependent on the skills of the surgeon and the elasticity of the woman’s skin at the time of the surgery. Some are full and round, but seem to have the skin stretched so tight over the breast they look as though they might pop if they were touched. Some are disproportionately large compared to the physique of the woman. Some have natural looking breasts, but the nipples are positioned awkwardly as though they were placed to high above center and look surprised at the view. Every so often there are some breasts that look so magnificent that it’s difficult to determine if they are real or enhanced. They have the fullness expected when a woman is young and has not experienced childbirth, or breastfeeding, and they have that gentle droop that natural breasts experience. The only sign that can truly identify this wonderful breast enhancement is the think scar neatly hidden under the curve of the breasts that may only be seen if the woman raises her arms enough to expose the hidden area. I’ve not had the nerve just yet to approach a woman with this rarest of excellent surgical procedures and ask her the name of the surgeon. If I were to consider a breast augmentation I would certainly use a doctor with references such as these. For now, and maybe forever, I’ll stick with what nature gave me and enjoy living my naturist life.
48 Reasons Not To Get A Boob Job

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Does Your Spouse Know You Are A Nudist?

I’ve always thought it was interesting when meeting a fellow nudist who’s spouse is not in attendance. Everytime I’ve spoke to these seeming single nudists and found out they were actually married, I wondered, where are their spouses or significant others? Do they not approve of their spouse’s proclivity toward nudism? Are they understanding but don’t prefer the lifestyle themselves? Are  they simply unaware that their spouse or significant other is sunbathing nude on the beach or wherever? After speaking to one man who after several years of marriage was finally caught by his wife utilizing nude resorts for his business trips rather than traditional hotels I was struck by my own since of judgement towards this person for hiding his activities from his wife for so many years. I’m sure we can all imagine what her reaction must have been. Surprising to some, but not surprising to others, she actually embraced the nudist lifestyle and joined her husband on future trips, evidently forgiving him for his past indiscretions. With no more hidden truths between them and a new found shared activity I’m assuming their marriage has taken a new path of shared experiences and confidence.

So, what about you? Are you or is someone you know hiding their love of naturism from a loved one, ie children, parents, lover? Or do you enjoy nudism without your partner who stays away while you participate in nudist activities? Are you the spouse of a nudist who does not share the enjoyment of naturism or maybe you have a career related reason for avoiding the lifestyle? I’d love to hear from both sides to better understand how couples with differing opinions on the subject manage to coexist peacefully.