Following on from the previous post “Cover Up” I have been studying the reformed woman juxtaposed with the objectified woman. The fine line between the two is almost invisible, causing me to hit a wall in trying to separate the two. As a generation, we are desensitised by the media and how they casually sexualise women, breaking away from this ideology is not only necessary but significant in my photographic practise.
The thing is, I could argue that we are in a post-feminist society where something as natural as nudity shown in an image shouldn’t effect us. The counter argument stating that nudity, especially women, will always be sexualised. I believe that we are progressing to post-feminism, just not quite hit the target. After a recent critique, Cover Up was defined to inevitably sexualise, in turn having me question just how to de-sexualise an image with that aesthetic.
[Photo credit to Spencer Tunick for the featured image]
Hello naturist followers and friends,
Dare I even write this post?
I’ve fallen behind again on my blog. I never got back to finishing my travelogue for our trip through naked Australia, with reviews yet to be completed of the luxurious BB at Byron Bay, or our final stop at the famed little resort near Tambourine known to loyal followers as BoBrene. And since then, I had a brief stay in Thailand that afforded a visit to a new resort in Phuket called Lemon Tree Resort – a very sweet little naturist retreat just a short drive from the waterfront, including a boat trip out to a makeshift naturist beach on a small mostly deserted island.
But alas, I feel a sudden urge to trump – if you’ll pardon the expression – my typical agenda of travel writing with a…
In this news report in Kent Online it seems that naturist Rob has again been victimised by neighbouring prudes and was once more arrested. He’ll appear in court on Nov 4.
In this news report in Kent Online it seems that exhibitionist Jenner has again been fittingly reported by righteously-offended neighbours for his anti-social behaviour and was once more arrested. He’ll appear in court on Nov 4.
Whichever way you care to look at it, and I take the first view, this is great news for the press and bad news for Rob. The prudes seem, unfortunately, to be winning – for now.
I don’t advocate for the freedom to be naked whenever and wherever we please. That’s too much of a stretch in today’s world. But I do advocate for the right to be naked in the privacy my own property and anywhere that my nudity is unlikely to cause…
Earlier this summer, we featured Dave London from the UK. Today, we present an equally-daring man from the USA, who goes by the name, “Bucephalus.” Bucephalus is no novice when it comes to getting naked in public. He regularly attends Folsom Street and Dore Alley events in San Francisco, participates in annual World Naked Bike Rides, and accepts naked dares whenever he can.
Follow his naked adventures on Twitter and/or his website. We want to thank Bucephalus for sending us some fantastic photos for this post! The following quote from him parallels our view of being naked from head to toe.
Any nakedist activity becomes more intense and erotic
when the naked individual is not only nude but barefoot.
Well if you didn’t hear today makes four years since thehumble beginning of clothesfreelife.com and to celebrate we are launching a new venture. The ClothesLife logo wear shop. Right so it’s a clothes free life OK so why logo wear?
Your purchase helps us beef up the technology behind the sites to continue to improve them and create a great online experience for the clothes free community.
Welltheshop which is built into the upcoming my clothes free life web site features not just t-shirts and tanks with some of our best clothes free slogans, blurbs and designs. There are coffee mugs, water bottles, travel mugs, phone cases and my favorite flip-flops. If that’s not reason enough to buy something, well know that all the proceeds from the shop go to improve the web sites, which so far have been self-funded and there is no one named Donald Trump on…
As I had mentioned in my previous blog post, summer is almost here. And until it does arrive there is simply no getting away from the cold winter – if you live in Eastern Canada like me that is.
If you live somewhere like Florida, Brazil or Cuba and you are able to visit a nude beach whenever you please, then I’m extremely jealous and envious of you!
Opportunities to practice any form of nudism are obviously very limited in my neck of the woods at this time of the year. For now I’m mostly relegated to enjoying the naked life in my own home, attending strip karaoke events or wearing my Scottish kilt while I’m out and about.