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Naturism is a holistic lifestyle of respect for self, respect for others and respect for the environment. Join me in my journey to live a more free and natural lifestyle.

The Weird and Wondrous Web of Sex, Nudity and Kink

As a naturist, I seek to live a more natural life. “Natural” looks different for everybody—spending time in nature, avoiding processed foods, shaving or not shaving—so I would define “natural” as doing what feels instinctual and natural for yourself. Practices that bring you back to your truest self, that silence harmful, manipulative messages that religion,Continue reading “The Weird and Wondrous Web of Sex, Nudity and Kink”

Messages of the Body

There’s no doubt that spending more time naked can help make you more comfortable with your body. Seeing and accepting what you’d once considered flaws or imperfections. Feeling like a holistic human rather than a collection of body parts. Embracing your physical self in all its strangeness and complexities. Accepting your body as it isContinue reading “Messages of the Body”

My Naturist Journey

I realized that this year marks nine years since the first time I went to a naturist park, which seems like a milestone of sorts. I’ve considered myself a naturist for several years now, and have talked and written about it quite a bit. But I don’t think I’ve ever discussed my own personal journeyContinue reading “My Naturist Journey”

Naturism = Escapism?

Since its initial growth of popularity in post-War Europe, naturism—the practice of nonsexual social nudity—has been touted as a sort of antidote to many modern social ailments. When industry overtook cities with its smoke, factories and de-humanizing working conditions and World War I razed countrysides, people were searching for a return to nature, a returnContinue reading “Naturism = Escapism?”

About Me

I’m a writer and designer based in Canada. With a deep appreciation for nature and social causes, I believe the practice of naturism can provide healing to both our society and environment.

My Naturist Beliefs

In addition to traditional naturist philosophy—respect for self, others and the environment—my naturist ideology is strongly shaped by environmentalism, intersectionality and spirituality.

Environmentalism

As a naturist, I feel a deep connection to nature and a strong passion to protect it from the effects of human-caused climate change.

Intersectionality

As a naturally liberating practice, I believe that naturism is for everybody, and must be a welcoming place for all oppressed and marginalized people.

Spirituality

In a capitalistic, industrial society, returning to nature in our natural form is a powerful healing process for both our mental and spiritual health.

“Is not nakedness then indecent? No, not inherently. It is your thought, your sophistication, your fear, your respectability, that is indecent. There come moods when these clothes of ours are not only too irksome to wear, but are themselves indecent. Perhaps indeed he or she to whom the free exhilarating extasy of nakedness in Nature has never been eligible has not really known what purity is—nor what faith or art or health really is.”

–Walt Whitman

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