Over at the Free Range Naturism Forum there was a question. “What is your reason (for being naked)?”
I quote Bob’s wise response:
“What is your reason (for being naked)?” is the wrong question and asserts that clothing is the default condition. WRONG.
Naked is our natural normal state of being. It needs no reason.
The real question is, “What is your reason to hide your beauty behind layers of ugly fabric?” Why do you fear to be seen as a human? What sickness forces your kind to cover yourselves even in the noonday sun, even when fabric and skins hold bacteria and stink, even when mother earth and father sky long for your freedom?
Yes, it feels daring and empowering to disregard the power of a shame based culture and reclaim our natural beauty. Yes the gentle caress of mother earth and father sky causes us to feel alive and sometimes sexual like a hungry animal. And yes, we sometimes risk the heavy hammer of a sick society punishing us for daring to be ourselves and out of their control. But that is not the reason to be who we are and that is not the reason they attack us.
Why do we hide behind fabric or skins? I throw off those cultural demands as often as I dare to be free of them and their sickness. I am not imprisoned, nor sick and ashamed of being me. I no longer accept their irrational and unhealthy reasons for clothes.
I have no reason to be me in the world. I am who I am and I always will be. That is creation, not reason. What reason have they to deny my creation and shun my body? That is the question.
When the sight of another body of our own species is simply a matter fact, a curiosity, our lives have become much more authentic.