Do you find creative nudity to be artistic in anyway, or do you simply see all nudity as sexual?

If you see nudity as sexual then I think you need to open your mind a bit and think outside of the box that society has held you captive in likely all of your life. Being closed minded is not always a good thing.

What do I think?

I believe that nudity is NOT sexual and I see it as artistic or beautiful, until people make it sexual for example a person sitting in a chair, cleaning house, or just relaxing nude is not sexual at all and should not be viewed as such. However, a person performing sex acts on the other hand, I would consider that sexual and that should be kept behind closed doors.

There is a difference between sexual nudity and just plain nudity. Which takes me to my next point in this article.

Warning! Nudity ahead!

If you find all nudity to be sexual then you probably should just leave this post now as this post contains nude images of myself depicting what it is like to live life as a nudist.

The Nudist Lifestyle

Majority of the people I know in real life do not know this fact about me but may learn about it after seeing this post. However, I’ve decided to come clean and be open about my lifestyle choices in 2018. Much like many gay individuals have come forward in recent years however, I’m not gay.

The fact is, I enjoy the nudist lifestyle and I have been enjoying it since I was a child living at my parents house and sneaking around nude whenever possible. Let me explain a bit more…

Backstory of my life growing up

Me in my office

Since I was a child I have been fascinated with the nudist lifestyle and everything that surrounds it. My mother had a hard time keeping clothes on me as a baby, and the same continued on as I grew up living at home and became a man in multiple ways which I have outlined below.

Growing up as a child I have:

  • I have practiced the lifestyle in my bedroom.
  • slept nude whenever possible.
  • ran around my parents house nude when they weren’t home or were asleep in their rooms.
  • ran around my parents yard nude at night.
  • shared photos of myself nude online (until my sister found them and turned me in to my mother).
  • hung out with one of my old childhood friends nude.
  • and likely more but I don’t recall.

Fast forward to adult hood, I have:

  • been to several nudist parties where everybody was nude.
  • went to skinny dip events.
  • hiked public trails nude.
  • taken countless photos while nude in public or around my house.
  • joined several online nudist communities.
  • started up a forum for nudists at earthnaturists.com.
  • and done many other things.
  • posted nudes on SnapChat where family & friends caught a glimpse.
  • posted nudes on twitter for several years at @t3dus.
    • Btw, anybody is welcome to follow me, family, friends, etc! 

It is now 2018 and I still enjoy being nude whenever I possibly can and I still enjoy the nudist lifestyle at home & more of my family has discovered my love for nudism.

I enjoy relaxing unclothed at home.

Many have made remarks at me like:

  • Aren’t you ashamed?
  • That should be kept behind closed doors!
  • What are you a perv?
  • Why do you want everybody to see your dick?
  • Nobody wants to see your dick!
  • Remove your nudes from the internet!
Grilling nude on the deck – 2018

And here are my answers to their remarks!

  • Aren’t you ashamed?
    • No I’m not ashamed! I’m proud of who I am and you should be proud of who you are. If you aren’t then you likely aren’t happy.
  • That should be kept behind closed doors!
    • Maybe, but to me coming out as a nudist is like others coming out as gay. I’m just trying to come out and be open with others.
  • What are you a perv?
    • No, actually I’m not a perv. Nudism isn’t a sexual act, it’s a state of dress and my preferred state of dress is nude.
  • Why do you want everybody to see your dick?
    • Never said I wanted everybody to see my dick, I’m just trying to come out about being a nudist and promote the lifestyle.
  • Nobody wants to see your dick!
    • Understandable, not everybody is open minded. Don’t look then!
  • Remove your nudes from the internet!
    • Um… I can’t. Once they have been shared and others have saved/shared them there is nothing I can do to ensure they are all removed from the internet and will not resurface again. At this point all I can do is embrace the fact that people have and will see me nude.
    • Many other folks have since  re-posted my nudes all over the internet. For example I’m on the Wikipedia page for Naturism which I find amazing.

The truth is, I don’t often talk about the nudist lifestyle in a professional setting because society has taught us that nudity is sexual, that we are only nude when we shower or have sex. I firmly believe the opposite and likely will until the day I leave this world.

What Exactly is Nudism?

According to the Wikipedia page on Naturism it is described as the following:

Naturism, or nudism, is a cultural and political movement practicing, advocating, and defending personal and social nudity, most but not all of which takes place on private property. The term may also refer to a lifestyle based on personal, family, or social nudism. Naturism may take a number of forms. It may be practiced individually, within a family, socially, or in public. Additionally, there is also militant naturism, including campaigning, and extreme naturism is sometimes considered a separate category.

Many people are often nude in the privacy of their home or garden, either alone or with members of the family; naturists normally refer to them as at-home-nudists or closet-nudists. This may be occasional nudity or as a naturist lifestyle. There are differences of opinion as to whether, and if so to what extent, parents should appear naked in front of their children, and whether children should be nude within the home in the view of their family as well as visitors. This has attracted a great deal of academic study.

Closing Statement

I hope you have learned something from this post and that you do not feel differently about me for writing this post or sharing these photos here.

Please leave a comment on the post and let me know what you thought about it and maybe tell me what sort of posts you would like to see here in the future. 🙂

17 thoughts on “Is all nudity sexual? [NSFW]

    1. Well as many of my twitter followers know I’m not a shy person and I wanted to write about this topic as it is important to me. Keep checking back, I plan to write different articles here in the weeks,months to come.

  1. Your article provides a real life example and context that contradicts a long-standing myth in society that when someone is nude they are looking for sex. We need more nudists to provide their personal stories as evidence to dismiss for good this puritan notion. As I have stated in previous posts, it will take a re-education of society for this to happen.

    I equate this struggle with the early gay and lesbian movement in 1950s and 60s. They decided that it was time to let society know it was wrong about gay and lesbian people. They were not deviants or perverts. It took decades for the general population to rid themselves of the negative ideas regarding LGBTQ individuals. There are still some who cling to these outdated notions, but they are in the minority now!

    I believe the nudism/naturism movement will take a similar path. I hope it doesn’t take decades. It does not need to! We only have to look to other countries like France and Germany for a guide on a way forward. I thank Matt for writing his article, which I hope will inspire others to lend their voices to this movement.

    1. Brad, I tried to make it as clear as possible that not all nudity is sexual but also wanted to throw in a bit about nudism on a personal level. As more and more people come out of the closet about their sexuality I hope more nudists may come out about their lifestyle choices as well. I just hope I don’t get backfire from people who know me in real life from this article especially since it’s posted on my company website.

  2. Excellent article Matt. Something everyone needs to read. You have clearly stated that naturism and the nudist lifestyle as being wholesome and non-sexual. People can get together and be nude without having sex. There are groups for such things but t should not be put in the same category. Keep up the great work! Fabien

  3. Great post! Again, thank you for taking a leading role in promoting what is a healthy lifestyle for many people, and for de-stigmatizing the nudist life in this way.

    I agree that the “struggle” is akin to many others in the past, and as has been the case with social change over the years, each new wave has been taking significantly less time to become a societal norm (or more like one). The norms have been modified over the years for women, races/ethnicities, and the GLBT community (to name only a few), and I believe that the same will happen with the naturist lifestyle.

    My only hesitation with connecting those struggles with nudism is that for a majority, the desire to be naked is a choice. Being a woman, being black and being gay are not choices. The downside to associating the “fight” for nudism with historical movements is it tends to (1) minimize the argument used for years for those movements, and (2) reinforces – specifically for the GLBT rights movement – that it is a lifestyle choice. I know this is not the intent of your post, but it is something that I struggled with as I read it.

    Your post contains some great statements that builds a case for “nude rights” without connecting to previous historical movements. Those statements (“No, actually I’m not a perv. Nudism isn’t a sexual act, it’s a state of dress and my preferred state of dress is nude”, for example) make a case for desensitizing people (to nudism or naked people) who read them and provides a little clarity in what it means to be a “non lewd nudist.” Both great things.

    Again, great article and again, thank you for being a leader in moving this issue to the forefront for many.

    ~james

  4. I’m guessing from your photographs that you’re somewhere in your 30s to 50s age wise. 40 even? For young teens and twenties folks, nudity will likely trigger their sexual response units a lot faster than an old duffer like me (59.) Also, it may be harder to stave off natural inclinations toward a sexual response if you feature pictures of a young nubile supermodel, than, say, a fat-and-fiftyish housewife in the same poses. Frequent porn voyeurs will get less of a rise, perhaps, with tame naturist photos than they will with their preferred media. With tens of trillions of cells forming our brains, and with differences from one endocrine system to the next, not to mention brain morphology, and different life experiences, etc., I don’t think you can blame those who do have sexual reactions.

  5. This is a great article! Knowledge is power. I can relate. When I was very young my mother would let my sister and I run around all day long. It was great! Inocent unashamed. But time had change over the years and was for gotten and in that text world married, home, etc. But I had everything in life that a man can want. Well I wasn’t happy. I wasn’t me. I looked for answers as of why I wasn’t happy. Two years later I finally came the conclusion that I was a nudist. Your right it’s nothing sexual at all! You know what O have relied at time of learning about myself…. Is that my sexual tenitces I can control myself!. So therefore being at a beach, resorts,etc. Enjoy the freedom! Thanks.

  6. I totally understand how you are so comfortable in your own skin, I too am a lifelong naturist. I am approaching 68 years old and I have never hidden or disguised my preference for being naked. From my very earliest recollections of being naked right up to today I have felt more ‘real’ without clothes and ever more surprised by the reactions of others who see me as I am. Many have had questions, many have hurled insults & accusations, even more have just simply said, “Well fine, that’s you and you are happy, we accept you just as much without your clothes as we do when you’re dressed. The only ones that surprise me are those whose reactions have been opposite to what I had expected. One example; My mother-in-law to be was a very traditional country farmers wife, big open range cookery, excellent home cooked meats & vegetables overfilled plates, her strong arms could compete evenly with any farm worker at any job. She (and my wife to be) were strong church goers and very devout in Christianity and all it entailed. I had already explained to my ‘girlfriend’ that I lived as much of my hours as possible naked and she had gradually in time accepted it all. Then came the task of explaining it to her mother, Vera, so one early morning dressed only in dressing gown I waited for Vera to come downstairs. At just after 6 am on a late summer morning I just felt relaxed but still nervous at the same time. As she came into the kitchen I handed her a plate of toast & marmalade, I pointed to her mug of tea alongside a ready lit open fire. She smiled and sat looking in anticipation at me as I stood calmly a few feet away. I began by telling Vera about my childhood, my parents and one sister, one brother and a cousin who lived with us as our sister. Early in my account I mentioned that our homestyle was very relaxed, casual and often naked. I tried not to draw the story out too long but I could see Vera was getting unsettled in her chair by the fireside. She calmly said, “Are you just telling me you want to live naked always?” I was actually stunned and quietly shaking inside, she smiled and calmly said, “I know you’re a decent chap, you’re a honest reliable sort from a good family…” then she moved to the table and sat calmly looking back at me as she said, “… if you want to get that dressing gown off lad, do it, you probably can’t show me anything to shock me!” For the only time I can remember I felt awkward about getting naked.
    Life isn’t always what you expect or want, my life has been turbulent at times but mostly very comfortable, mostly because I am a naturist and everyone around me accepts that. What other folk do is their choice, I have no issue with that, but I am me, what you see is what you get, and that is the naked truth!

  7. You are a brave soul, Matt. And you are true to yourself and honest with all those around you. The world could certainly use more like you. Bravo!

  8. I think this is absolutely fantastic article, and mimics much of my feelings and actions as kid as well. Naked when ever possible home, especially when no one was home. Sleeping nude always, swimming nude in our pool when ever I could, even when everyone was home. I would get more daring the older I got, and literally hoped to be caught just so I could say I love being nude and it’s just who I am.

  9. For centuries, people didn’t equate nudity with sex. It was normal for people to see others nude or be nude themselves when bathing, doing work that would mess up clothing but wouldn’t harm the human body, or when it was simply too hot! Nudism is NOT inherently sexual.

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