Naked wizard tasered at Coachella (Yes, tasered. Video NSFW.)
Does anyone know if that assertion is true? Some local authorities are making this claim after a physician complained about seeing nude sunbathers at Bird Island.
The second most irritating part of this story, to me, is the statement that “officials are trying to stop sunbathers from flaunting it all on Bird Island.” This phrasing implies that nudists are exhibitionists, and that their is some sort of intentional exposure, akin to flashing or streaking, going on.
I wish people would pay attention and realize that naturism is not about being seen nude, nor about seeing others nude. It is about being nude, without pride and without shame, but with simple acceptance. Why, why WHY do people insist on not understanding this fact?!
Two items popped up in my Google Alerts today that involve college students and nudism.
In the first, some anthropology students at Bellevue College in Washington meet resistance when they try to form a nudist group on their campus. I can’t find any other references to this on the web right now, so I’m not sure if it’s an April Fools thing, or if it just hasn’t been covered by any other news media.
In Texas, a student checks out a nudist event held by The Hill Country Nudists, and has a very positive experience. Near the end, she talks about sharing a hot tub with two middle-aged men.
They’re asking me about my career goals and I am responding openly. I definitely feel naked, but I don’t feel exposed or sexually objectified.
I know a few gay men who would be disgusted with at the thought of seeing a woman naked. I don’t really understand that attitude. Sure, I’m not attracted to women, but I’m also not attracted to most men. That doesn’t mean I’m offended by seeing them naked.
This topic was the subject of a relatively in-depth discussion recently. There are plenty of straight guys that I know who feel uncomfortable or offended at the prospect of seeing another man naked. I don’t know that this feeling extends to gym locker rooms – I kind of doubt it, since that is the one place where group nudity is expected. And there are lots of straight men who don’t feel threatened at all with the prospect, just as there are gay men like me who have no problem with female nudity.
Why is it such a big deal to see someone naked if you’re not attracted to their sex?*