Have you ever taken a shower in the evening after a hectic day at work or in school and when you come out of the bath tub you are really feeling so great, refreshed and absolutely rejuvenated. You feel as if you’ve just been ‘born again’, just kidding. In reality you feel awesome and renewed. Your tiredness is gone while your faded energy is replenished.
If you are wondering what happens that makes you feel this great, it’s because your skin and body comes into direct contact with nature (water) which works to refreshen you up and wash away your tiredness. The same is replicated by people who bask under the sun on the beach while nude or semi-nude. They yearn to have their skins tanned by the sun as they enjoy the sensation of direct aeration of their bodies by the sea breeze.
These reasons suggest some health benefits of a practice which has been practised since the creation of mankind, but has now been adopted as a lifestyle and consequently a culture where individuals practising the act will not only bask nude privately under the sun at the backyards of their homes or sleep naked at night but will also comfortably execute their normal activities while nude.
They will watch a movie, prepare some coffee, play a video game, read a magazine et al while naked. The practice resulted to the creation of a lifestyle called nudism.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg, the lifestyle has been enhanced through socialization and other interactive activities with other individuals who hold similar ideals thus forming a community of nudists and the lifestyle is commonly referred to as social nudism.
Instead of private sessions whereby individuals carry out their normal activities while naked but try to ensure that all this is discreet and kept to themselves, social nudism involves practising nudism in designated places or in organized events whereby people who share the perspectives of nudism congregate together to have fun and basically socialize while they are naked. Thus the lifestyle is shifted from a private practice to a public one.
There is one woman I once knew, named Tina, that couldn’t wear shirt at all because that she had some unique type of breast cancer. Her doctor told her that shirts (and anything else that were to cover her breasts) would irritate the cancer more and make it much much worse, so she did so.
This does not augur well with a large cross-section of people of different cultural, religious or geographical backgrounds and thus the practice is subject to condemnation and rejection. Due to this stigmatization, nudist find that the most appropriate word to refer to the lifestyle is naturism, hence they are commonly called naturists.
The practice should not be confused as meetings intended for sex orgies or advocacy of irresponsible sexual behavior because nudist events or places strictly prohibit any sexual activities and offenders are heavily penalized or completely ostracized from the community.
This site was initially established in April 2010 as a Federation of Canadian Naturists and operated through to January 2012 and used to organize events, offer facilities and provide accommodation for both students and adults who practice nudism in Lilly Valley Ontario, Canada. On their site, they had this information which clearly explain their roles to the nudist community :
“Welcome to Lilly Valley, a small and rustic nudist club in Fort Erie, Ontario. For over 45 years, Lilly Valley has offered nudists in the Niagara and Western New York area a quiet and secure place to enjoy the sun and fresh outdoors. Lilly Valley has accommodations for rent, along with two RV sites and many tenting sites.
The focus has always been on the family-like atmosphere amongst the membership while maintaining the rustic charm of a simpler time. Visitors to the club will find themselves drawn easily into the conversation and camaraderie that the club prides itself on, and effortlessly forgetting the cares and stresses of modern life.”
Lilly Valley’s most popular event was the Annual Summerfest and 5K Nude Run which was held on the first weekend of August. Now the site has more engaging content and images which to help reduce the stigmatization which results to nudism by giving visitors a chance to understand the lifestyle and reasoning behind naturalism. Some great post have already been published and the site will continue to be updated with more content so be sure to visit again.