So far in this blog, I’ve tried at times to define why naturism or nudism isn’t such a hot topic on the list of things to shoot down as being anti-social. I’ve also tried to make it as entertaining a read as I can, covering various topics such as camping, beaches, walking, as well as detailing our trips away and our days out. As with a lot of topics that aren’t seen as mainstream in today’s world, there is always so much beseeching or persuading you have to do, before you can revolutionize people’s opinion.
Those who argue the anti-nudity stance really do have draconian views on so many other important issues too. The people who run society, the judges, the police, the politicians and the civil servants do on the whole try to influence the laws, so in general any changes mirror their own views on certain subjects. For these people it is more about the control they can exact, rather than actually being informative, it’s more about forcing their ideals on us, rather than really thinking in the best interests of the people.
How can these people actually think they know what’s best when judges make decisions that get overturned later? How can the police define the law when people can get arrested for one thing, only to have their case thrown out of court at a later trial ? How can politicians say one strategy is the correct one, only for another to come along and change things again ?
There should be laws of the land that apply to everyone and not bylaws that only apply in certain areas. In general these laws should be respectful of decency and people freedoms, they should outlaw hideous crimes, but not restrict the lives of the people. The rights of the people should include dressing naturally (being naked) in the right place and at the right time, without fear of arrest and prosecution. If you push things too far in one direction, you’ll get a different result to the one you had planned. With this thought in mind I’ll try explain what I mean.
Last weekend, we went to a naturist club in Kent, which we have visited three other times in the past two years. Our visit this weekend was different than the other visits, as on this visit, we observed a lot more people (adults especially), wearing shorts (or more) in temperatures that were warm for even the die-hard naturists. I understand people’s personal freedoms, but can’t understand why people would want to camp at a naturist venue and not strip off themselves. Is it a case now that naturism has become more of a clothes optional pastime rather than a compulsory naked pastime ? Children weren’t the problem as it’s always give and take. It was more the point as an adult “Why go to a naturist campsite and stay dressed” aren’t there some places in France where nudity is compulsory ?
Nudity should be a thing that anyone, any age can enjoy almost anywhere without a problem, however I could see times when people leave clubs or do not go camping somewhere, because there are too many clothed people.When it comes to the children, why is it any different ? There’s no real proof that non sexual nudity has any detrimental effect on children, in fact it’s probably the reverse. Children are normally programmed by what they learn at home and at school, so if they were told it was ok, they’d probably strip off without a thought. Too much I hear “the children, the children, think of the children” and what do we get these days ? Children who hardly go out to play, Children who don’t get up till midday on non-school days, Children who are so untidy and children who are stuck in front of PC, Laptops, IPod’s or mobile phones all day.
This breeds the laziness which so inherent in young people these days. It’s seen as normal to text or Skype, rather than to call or even visit in person and to me that’s shocking. I think Skype etc. should only really get used,when someone is out of range of personal contact, in another town or another country for example. The school holidays have just finished in the UK and if you’d gone out in the morning, even afternoon, you’d hardly see any children anywhere. At school they set the wrong examples too, especially when it comes to personal hygiene, as they don’t allow time or insist on showers after sports lessons.
Children think its ok to use lots of body spray to cover up a smell, rather than to have a shower, be clean and wash of any unhealthy bacteria. I understand the misgivings parents have with regards to children and sex offences etc. but this all links simple nudity, personal hygiene and general wellbeing to sex. Sex is initiated by the mind first, not by the body. It also creates hysteria among parents and suspicions amongst adults. If children saw nudity as a normal thing from birth you’d probably get more roundly educated, healthy children. This intern wouldn’t lead to the need for lads mag’s/porn etc. and the inside out view of society and the need for a human meat market (women selling themselves).Also it would probably lead to less youngsters jumping into bed together at the site of bare flesh. I have children of my own, so I know from experience how they behave and the way they act.