A few weeks ago we made a new logo. Some of you may have noticed this on the top of our pages. We hope you like it! We believe that this logo tells our story a lot better than the old one.
Naturism is a great way to relax and unwind from the 24/7 world we seem to live in. But, for something so natural, nudity seems to really rub people the wrong way. Although it seems (looking at social media) that we live in a liberal and progressive world, we are still a deeply conservative and patriarchal society. We’re liberal, but only to a point. We are quick to police the naked body.
On the streets, or on online platforms, we are told what we are and are not allowed to do with our bodies. For that very reason, nudity can hold immense power, because in being visibly nude, we resist the gaze and, more importantly, we resist the rules that we are told to follow. It’s a good thing that rules aren’t law and are therefore meant to be broken in some cases.
Whenever we as a society discuss sex and nudity, we talk of values and morals as if we are all assigned the exact same set at birth and are required to follow them to the tee without developing our own. Society also makes the mistake of viewing sex and nudity as one thing. Going bare should be empowering for everyone. It’s about choice, and what you choose. So, when it comes to the life choices made by others, let us change our default setting from ‘judgment’ to ‘respect.’