This effort is meant to augment my naturist travel blog, The Meandering Naturist, wherein I write mainly about our travels to naturist and clothing optional places all over the world.
I started the original blog having grown frustrated with how much information is out there about naturism (nudism, if you wish) that really isn’t very informative at all. Or perhaps there are a few good points on offer, but the writing is not at a level where one can’t help but call into question the perspective of the author.
At the same time, I decided early on that The Meandering Naturist would be a blog consisting of all original content. That is, I would not “reblog” reports or essays from other sources, despite the fact that I do come across some excellent reads now and again – and thus, a second blog! I will intersperse reblogs of some of my “opinion” pieces now and again as seems appropriate, but most of the content on these pages will be by other authors from a variety of sources; sometimes blogs, but also other pieces I come across in various periodicals.
The mission? Thoughtful discussion about nudism and naturism, in an attempt to demystify the entire phenomenon, largely and most recently motivated by these kinds of comments found on TripAdvisor while searching for naturist beaches on the Canary Islands:
Unperturbed? Thinking back to a previous rant, Nude at 100 paces, and having since visited the beach mentioned in these reviews, I have to wonder how much effort one must go to to become perturbed by a naked person 300 meters away.
And thus, the new blog, thinking that if we can elevate the conversation beyond pubic hair, public erections, and appropriate towel usage, maybe a few more people will give a thought to naturism for what it really is, or at least what we would like it to be.
Have a suggestion for a future post on this the new blog? Send it to me here.
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