Posts by: Red
Women helping women arrow Menstration and naturism

Red

Posted: Feb 12, 2010

Ultimately Stephen made his own decision to post the topic of menstruation, but I happen to know he asked many a women for their advice, opinions, feelings and comfort with the topic, for at least a month before he posted it. It seems to me that most women, including myself, warned him that some would find the topic uncomfortable, but the weigh in for men and women needing mature information on the subject, overruled the uncomfortable-ness.
I applaud the topic. ManorMeow made a good point: Everyone can talk about a mans erection at a club, all day long, but menstruating is an uncomfortable subject.
I'm not sure I can agree with this subject being taboo. If any male, female, especially the younger ones, read the topic and learn something from the practical advice, attitude and info...I have to say it was well worth offending the few.
Women helping women arrow Being Single and a Nudist

Red

Posted: Oct 25, 2009

Best answer I can think of is, filter out the people that make you feel uncomfortable the same way as if you didn't have nudism in the mix. Anyone who is at a club, resort, beach or nudist website is probably likely to be there for the right reasons, otherwise they wont keep interest for very long with a bunch of naked, non-condoning lewd behavior folks.
:)
Women helping women arrow Friend Requests

Red

Posted: Aug 14, 2009

It might help to remember that when you first sign up, you are posted as a new member for a few weeks, visible to all. Once you are off that list, the attention wears off.
I have my own theory as to why the boys bombard the woman with friends requests. I think in the mens eyes, having women on there friends list is a social prop, a testament to their ego. This is a way they can show other men that they are nudists, but not gay, while perhaps getting the feeling of female attention that they do not get in their personal reality.
Think about how pleased you are when a woman sends you a friends request, isn't it always refreshing? It is for me. I think that's how the guys feel when we accept their invitation. It's a little social 'high' if you will.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, if any of you ladies ever needs an ear, I'm here. And please!, utilize the report tool if ever you feel uncomfortable.
CA Valley Nudes arrow Any naked hiding spots?

Red

Posted: Apr 20, 2009

On occasion CFI invites the public to nude outings. I'll be sure to post it in the calendar of events the next time we do!
Just for fun arrow What's the use

Red

Posted: Mar 27, 2009

Thanks for sharing Darkhawk. I admire anyone who can put their story out there. I'm especially impressed by yours. Not many people can be moved to naturism when growing up in an environment where it was linked to sex, immorality and the like.
Another explanation for private profiles could be the 'on the fence' nudists. Those who have never tried it, are curious and want to survey the lifestyle. If we can all be good examples, we ourselves without knowing it can help a potential newcomer break out of their clothes! What an exciting thought!
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow Talk about silence

Red

Posted: Mar 27, 2009

Good advice DJMD. I say the same is true for a resort in most cases too. She can stay clothed or just be topless at a resort also. Ask her to join you for your B-Day or Fathers Day, whatever day that can be all about you and not be compromising her wants. Most wives will go for this at least once a year. The more she is exposed to the lifestyle and can see that it's harmless and liberating, the more likely she will be to join you more often. Tell her it is something you want to do with her, and can't do it without her, it'll be a present from her to you, not a trap your forcing her into. If you can present it that way she would be more inclined to want to.
Anybody try this yet? Any luck? Ideas? Experiences?
Just for fun arrow Awkward moments

Red

Posted: Feb 24, 2009

no comment :)
Let's Go Green! arrow Everbags

Red

Posted: Jan 28, 2009

Ever thought of opening your own shop? In our area, they are quite successful. So many consumers prefer to pay a little more to get organic, natural, healthy, 'green' products. If there is a market for it in your area, seriously consider it. I've worked in the large chain grocery retail business for a decade, and I watch customers turn to the smaller stores for health and ethics reasons.
Women helping women arrow Why are women leaving NCH ?

Red

Posted: Jan 28, 2009

Thanks for sharing that GS. I would have never looked at it that way. I personally prefer conversing with people my senior. I like to learn from them and have more depth in conversation. I would be less likely to have a friendship with someone in their early twenties vs someone in their 40's. i can only talk music and fashion and hair dye and BF's so long before I'm bored. So maybe both of us need to broaden out. It appears I need to seek more mature youths. I bet you would enjoy the RIGHT middle aged persons company.
Thanks :) you gave me an opportunity for personal growth. That's something important to me.
nudist who ride motorcycle's arrow What are you riding II

Red

Posted: Jan 28, 2009

Gotta get my license again first, then afford a hawg, then have time to work on her....Jeez, this could take a while!
nudist who ride motorcycle's arrow What are you riding II

Red

Posted: Jan 27, 2009

Lost mine to the husband during first marraige. We each had Sportys. 1976 Softail, 1000cc modified drag bike. The ex taght me how to build and maintain her by myself. Never could figure out the electrical on her though. Had to kick start everytime, boy was that leg strong! LOL.
(sniff) I miss her...
Let's Go Green! arrow Everbags

Red

Posted: Jan 27, 2009

Our local store has been selling these bags for years now.People buy them and then forget to bring them in.
I would like to see a promotion where thay gave these bags away to all shoppers, even for one day. offer incentives like 5% off future purchases for bringing in their own bags.
Do any of your stores offer these sorts of incentives?
CA Valley Nudes arrow Are your friends nudists?

Red

Posted: Jan 27, 2009

If I understand your question correctly I think instead of asking your friends if they are nudists, you first tell them that you are...
Tattooed Nudes arrow R tats bad?

Red

Posted: Jan 26, 2009

I guess it's just me then? Or my community? IDK. All I know is I get all this flap flack for ink. I'm glad others are exempt from this judgement, lol! A tribute then to the difficulty of being a nudist in this small, bible belt of a town!
Women helping women arrow Why are women leaving NCH ?

Red

Posted: Jan 26, 2009

It's easy to feel like the women are being pursued. For one, we are outnumbered. Two, women aren't as likely to reach out to one another. And three, men are still men, nudists or not. Both sexes crave attention from the opposite sex...and again, because we are outnumbered here, it can tend to feel like a lot of attention.
Some will abuse the privilege, but many are truly genuine members in search of a little human contact. It doesn't take long to weed out the boys with malicious intent...
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow How to get some naked time

Red

Posted: Jan 26, 2009

Who's uncomfortable? Have you asked them how they would feel about it?
Of course, I don't know all the circumstances, but it may be unfair to yourself if it turned out nobody was concerned...
Just for fun arrow "Quotable quotes II"

Red

Posted: Jan 26, 2009

I posted this one on the clothesfreeforums bumper sticker thread...but I can't resist posting here as well
My bumper sticker:
'Well behaved women rarely make history'
Tattooed Nudes arrow Give advice to the curious, and nervous

Red

Posted: Jan 19, 2009

I want a tattoo on the inside of my ear going down to my lobes on both sides. Any advice, anyone? Aside from being REALLY loud, will this hurt more than normal? I wonder.
I know it will be more expensive, a small canvas, more breaks, and I want silver ink. The last thing I ever want is faded ink on my ears, looking all green and infected ;)
Let's Go Green! arrow related links

Red

Posted: Oct 25, 2008

There must be a million web sites out there worth looking into. Drop your link here, so others can learn more about going green, and how easy it can be.
CA Valley Nudes arrow Any naked hiding spots?

Red

Posted: Sep 27, 2008

Hard to say. I've gone and seen nothing but trees. Other times, it's like a nude convention. Saturday's, you are quite likely to see other nudists.
CA Valley Nudes arrow Any naked hiding spots?

Red

Posted: Sep 24, 2008

Weekdays tend to the very best because of less foot traffic from textiles. they don't really bother you to begin with, but less chance of gawkers, and feeling uncomfortable.
This time of year the water isn't raging as much. So depending on your preference that could be good or bad. May and June, is when the falls are rushing. Any months before, it's just too damned cold to be there.
Home Nudists arrow Living w/ Roomates and Family

Red

Posted: Sep 7, 2008

More like Three...three and a half...but they got there! LOL!
Women helping women arrow Relationships & Nudism

Red

Posted: Sep 3, 2008

Amanda:
Ouch, that'll hurt sufficed to say. But, I also know I have been guilty of the same activities, and it was completely platonic and harmless.
I can't speak for 'his' motives, but I bet we have all been guilty of being to flirty when it was inaproppriate.
I know it's been a while now. How did it turn out? Did you tell him how you felt?
Women helping women arrow Battle of the Sexes

Red

Posted: Sep 3, 2008

How many of you believe men and women are equal?
In this lifestyle in particular, men dominate the clubs and beaches. But do they dominate it in every sense of the word?
I think that women have the upper hand in the clothes free life.
More women admit to being nude at home. Men are less threatened by going into public. Men are driven to public nudity in the search of a nude friend or hopefully a mate.
But when it comes down to it, women hold the upper hand. What club/beach have you gone to where there was inappropriate activity, where it wasn't swiftly, and correctly handled. Especially when it has anything to do with a woman or child.
We feel safe enough to go to a bar with our drunk friends, but not to a nude club where everyone is instant family?
What do you think?
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow Who's vacation is this?

Red

Posted: Sep 3, 2008

I'd google it, or ask in the chat room
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow Full Disclosure?

Red

Posted: Sep 3, 2008

I understand your frustrations, WD. Some of the pestering I think comes from a desire to offer helpful advice. Some people are more private about the subject, while others are on a constant hunt to say the right thing to their spouse in order to convince him/her into a comfort zone.
Who in this group would not want their spouse to suddenly embrace our passion for nudity as their own?
I see no harm in withholding the info. I also see no harm in disclosing your marital status, (especially since club rules can often give you away) simply say, my wife is not with me today, or I prefer not to discuss that right now.
Fair enough I think. What does everyone else think?
Tattooed Nudes arrow What do you say to piercings?

Red

Posted: Sep 3, 2008

C'mon, everyone has their own opinion on where is okay, and where is 'weird'. What do you think?
Myself, I have an aversion to belly rings. Not anyone else's, just about getting my own done. I'd prefer not to draw that much attention to my baby fat. ;p
Tattooed Nudes arrow Give advice to the curious, and nervous

Red

Posted: Sep 3, 2008

Did it hurt? Was it expensive? Does it turn green? Where do I go? What if I don't like it?

I've heard all these worries and questions before.
Let's help other's who view these postings get answers to questions.
Home Nudists arrow Living w/ Roomates and Family

Red

Posted: Aug 31, 2008

After MUCH debating, we all finally got nude in front of each other. Everyone in the house was a nudist, but was uneasy about the dynamics of revealing themselves in front of eachother. We counted to three, stripped, and that was that.
CA Valley Nudes arrow Any naked hiding spots?

Red

Posted: Aug 31, 2008

Bass Lake has an off shoot water fall that is a known nudist landing. Ask me for directions anytime.
Just for fun arrow Quotable Quotes

Red

Posted: Aug 31, 2008

"When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person of condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel."- unknown
Home Nudists arrow How much of the time are you nude at home

Red

Posted: Aug 30, 2008

I am in and out the door from 7am until 10pm. I forget to take all my clothes off, unless it's hot out. If I do remember, it's not usually worth it to get undressed for 15 minutes at a time.
If I'm home for more than an hour, I'll go ahead and get naked. But since school has resumed, I don't know if that'll be happening often for a long while.
Just for fun arrow Quotable Quotes

Red

Posted: Aug 17, 2008

Picasso wasn't brilliant, he had carpal tunnel! -Me (to many beers, couldn't hold my glass upright)
Just for fun arrow One liners

Red

Posted: Aug 17, 2008

" Fire Department! My house is on fire! Get here quick!"

'Ok, calm down. Tell us how to get there."

"DUH! BIG RED TRUCK!"
Just for fun arrow Kids say the darndest things...

Red

Posted: Aug 17, 2008

Me: Son where are you?

(no reply)

Me: Are you hiding?

Son: I'm not hiding! I'm invisibling!
Just for fun arrow Stupid Human Tricks

Red

Posted: Aug 17, 2008

Hojo: My mom too warns me of the creeping set of second wisdom teeth. She had hers pulled at 16, only to discover new ones in at 45.
She boasts it's secondary wisdom....give me a break mom!
Just for fun arrow What's the use

Red

Posted: Aug 17, 2008

Some speak of losing their jobs ie; school teachers.
Others, have children they fight for in court.
Some people only intend to network existing friends.
And of course, the women who feel bombarded by creepy(probably not nudist) men, would like to see the intentions of the new said "friend".
Women helping women arrow Relationships & Nudism

Red

Posted: Aug 17, 2008

Goddess Sparkle, you sound like a women who knows how to get things done. I hope that ultimately you both went to the convention this weekend. In the future, like you would with any asinine people, ask to speak to the manager or club owner about policy. They are ultimately the one you will answer to on visiting day. Half the staff for resorts aren't even nudist and follow rules tough as nails, while others could give a horses ass.
I would have told the women on the phone that the AANR convention was a fantastic place to start a nude adventure, and just because it's not her idea of a good time, it's none of her business to tell you when to book your boyfriends coming out trip. The other lady on the phone reminds me of a hall monitor. "Miss do I need a pass to put my pants on?"
I really hope it worked out, if not this time, another one since. He sounds like a good guy, willing to try things for you that seem foreign to him. Let us know when he gets comfy in his own skin.
Women helping women arrow Do clothes define us?

Red

Posted: Aug 17, 2008

The stereo-type often fitting to women is as the old cartoon strip "Cathy". Always trying to find the perfect shoes. The right fitting outfit for every color, event, weather and more.
We all have friends who shop to fill a void. Some shop socially, with mother, daughter, sisters friends, etc. I'm guilty of this too.
When was the last time you knew any women to shop for comfort?
Even if you were...could you find a comfortable garment anymore? Whatever designer decided that silk should bunch around the breasts and armpits, crush your belly, forcing love handles that may or may not have already existed to come in like the tide.
Even for a gal my size. I'm not a tiny thing anymore, yet finding clothes that are comfy and flattering just aren't out there. They still expect a girl my size to go diving for the pliers to get this crap on. Sure it gets on...then I pass out! By national standards, I wear a size 7. By fashion standards I wear a 9. But what I buy is an 11. I want to fit them, not strain them.
My girlfriends are the opposite. They buy 2 sizes to small....I ask...WHY!? We are the same size. I know you are not comfortable in that!
What is the illusion they are trying to pass on. Is it to themselves, or the men staring at the flattest ass they've ever seen in a pair of Levi's?
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow My family wouldn't understand nudism (continued)

Red

Posted: Aug 17, 2008

This is a brave man everyone. Let's give him a round of applause.
I thought it interesting that my in laws speak of getting a hot tub, and have gleefully voiced how they desire to be nude in it. I say: Good for you!
Then suddenly, the comment was only a joke and not to be taken seriously.(sigh)
I digress...
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow How do your children do?(continued)

Red

Posted: Aug 14, 2008

Congradulations on the nudist, er I mean newest addition to your family! ;)
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow Couples Only Policies

Red

Posted: Aug 14, 2008

I feel fortunate that I have gone to clubs without my husband, in the company of other males, and he knows good and well all company is respectful and loyal. I hope that if the roles were reversed I could say the same...
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow Couples Only Restrictions

Red

Posted: Aug 14, 2008

EV...don't be disheartened. There are many clubs that do not have the strict rules that GE is known for. Many clubs that have had this rule in the past have decided to lighten up this policy, do some checking, make a few calls. Any of you other guys have any recommendations for EV?
Women helping women arrow Friend Requests

Red

Posted: Jul 28, 2008

I do well to consider the male to female ratio in this life, here, at a resort, beach, wherever. You can only discover a persons intentions if you have the opportunity to hear their thoughts. If it continues to bother you, perhaps make your profile private.
It is super important that all of us report any unacceptable behavior. If incidents aren't reported, nothing can be done. If a member gets enough complaints, or the wrong ones, he/she is out. I know that's how Brian wants to keep the website, wholesome, social networking---not a naked meat market.
Just for fun arrow Awkward moments

Red

Posted: Jul 11, 2008

Police officers came to my house to take a statement about a disturbance, and I didn't remember until after they left that the screen saver right behind my head is thousands of naked pictures rolling across the screen! There's no way they could have missed that! Awkward!
CA Valley Nudes arrow Any naked hiding spots?

Red

Posted: Jul 10, 2008

Do you have anywhere you go to be nude? Any secret spots you are willing to part with?
Just for fun arrow Stupid Human Tricks

Red

Posted: Jul 9, 2008

Was that you I saw on Letterman? ;)
Just for fun arrow One liners

Red

Posted: Jul 8, 2008

Why do we park in driveways, and drive on parkways?
CA Valley Nudes arrow Valley Nudes

Red

Posted: Jul 7, 2008

I was born and bread in Fresno, moved away as a teenager. Now I live an hour outside the valley in the foothills. Less places to get spotted being nude!
parent/parents of toddlers arrow ages of kids

Red

Posted: Jul 6, 2008

I've been told the sooner the better. And from my own experience, of NOT taking my oldest into nude environments, better now! He's seven and now starting to feel odd about being nude, and seeing nudes, because we went so long without being nude because of roommates, now that that is over, it almost seems too late. I know it's not, but now it has to be an inner struggle for him. I missed my chance..
parent/parents of toddlers arrow Nude potty training

Red

Posted: Jul 6, 2008

Actually, I finally STOPPED pushing the issue. I stopped punishing, and rewarding. I would offer to take him to the toilet OR put on a diaper. If he went outside, I didn't get mad, I'd clean up, and ignore it, even when I cleaned him. I gave him NO reaction. This seemed boring to him.
We have several yard-sale bought potty seats laying about (for accident control) we encourage use of the main bathroom, but if you just cant make it, their is an alternative in almost every room.
He finally decided to sit down in the one outside--and lo and behold! Then of course he got a VERY positive reaction, and has done it three days in a row! YAY YAY YAY!
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow What do they fear?

Red

Posted: Jul 6, 2008

For the example we'll say "she", since it's mostly husbands in here.

Is she afraid of herself? Is she afraid of what others will think? Is she ashamed? Afraid people will think she is as nuts as you? Embarrassed?
What's holds her back? Do you push her too much? Maybe not enough?
What would it take for her to see it's okay?
Just for fun arrow Stupid Human Tricks

Red

Posted: Jul 6, 2008

Everyone has something weird they can do that's somewhat unusual. What have you got?
I'm triple jointed, so I can pop my hip, ankles and toes in and out of socket. Some of you might be thinking..hmmm..kinda sexy...NO. Kinda gross. Everyone agrees, completely alien, strange! lol!
Women helping women arrow Do clothes define us?

Red

Posted: Jul 6, 2008

We all choose the clothes we wear, some of us struggle for hours finding colors, cuts, and patterns that suit our forms, and flatter our figures.
Fashion has a hold on a lot of us. Do you think this may be why we have a harder time parting with clothes than men?
parent/parents of toddlers arrow Nude potty training

Red

Posted: Jul 6, 2008

It happened! Just once, but it happened! Out of nowhere, he decided to sit down and go...you know! It's a start anyways! Thanks for all your advice!
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow Who's vacation is this?

Red

Posted: Jul 3, 2008

I can relate completely, time spent together has no room for arguing about clothes. I'm going camping in a few weeks to repay his compromise..I dread summer camping! But I know he dreaded his first moments and the anticipation of public nudity. I'm just fortunate that he was hooked right away! My excitement for nudism helped him be excited...excited about camping in July I am not, excited to please him, I am.
Tattooed Nudes arrow Sun Damage to Tattoos

Red

Posted: Jul 2, 2008

I hate sunscreen! Rather have my skin melt off! Which one day, it probably will. My tattoo guy does free touch ups for life on all his customers! When the color fades, he fills you in!
Women helping women arrow Nudist Women in Education

Red

Posted: Jul 2, 2008

Come on ladies...I know your out there...any retirees willing to divulge their identities for the shy ones?
Just for fun arrow How many layers to the center of a nudist?

Red

Posted: Jul 2, 2008

Whats your worst or stupidest sunburn? Your remedies? The fantastic, or miserable time you had earning your punishment?
I had my very first sunburn EVER from the Mexico trip where we filmed "Mexico Sol" The equator is a different kind of punishment! Ever since, I have burned every summer.
Not worth it! Getting "Montezuma's Revenge" and having an all over boiling at the same time-the flight home was not pretty!
Just for fun arrow I won't "blank" in the nude(continued)

Red

Posted: Jul 2, 2008

Anybody a bee farmer? What would be the danger level there?
Just for fun arrow I won't "blank" in the nude

Red

Posted: Jul 2, 2008

I won't run nude..clothes after all, do serve small purposes
BTW-check your local ordinances, some places allow you drive on the interstates nude!
Just for fun arrow I won't "blank" in the nude

Red

Posted: Jul 1, 2008

Okay, I suppose thats fair, this one might not meet your sandards either then ;)
I wont clean the bathroom nude anymore either...I got chemical burn in some unordinary places :0
Easy Off is another thing to be weary about.
weed eating...that'd be a bad idea!
parent/parents of toddlers arrow should u be afraid?

Red

Posted: Jun 30, 2008

I thought about that when I wrote the post. No offence taken. The reason I chose the word "private", is not because we should keep it covered, but because (especially for a cute little girl), it should be instilled from early on that only certain people should be touching this area, and for what reasons. So in this way, it is a private area. She would get an understanding for not sharing this part of her body with the wrong people, and be forthcoming, and not ashamed when she needed to tell mom and dad if something innapropriate occured. A predetor will make a child feel ashamed, thus secretive about the abuse. If you tell her first about what to do, an abuser stands less of a chance.
As she gets older, she'll learn the words better. But she wont learn them at all if she doesn't hear them referenced that way. I understand your trepidation with the proper words, choose whatever words you would be comfortable her saying to anyone, in any setting. My overall point is, it's easier than you think to undo their thinking when they are still this young. I hope you find a good solution. I know what your battling-my toddler has discovered a fantastic reaction when he pulls on Dad and brothers extremities-this has been a frustrating one! lol
parent/parents of toddlers arrow Nude potty training

Red

Posted: Jun 30, 2008

Were just about back on track with going potty, but yesterday, I found poo in his room! He refuses to sit and go, wants to stand still, wont wear a diaper anymore. In four months has gone in the toilet once. Hates it. Before he would just ask for a diaper, not now, it's too hot. Finding "piles" everywhere! When will it end? I know he's testing boundaries, but Geez!
Just for fun arrow Would you rather....

Red

Posted: Jun 30, 2008

Okay, I get you now :)
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow When your spouse isn't a nudist (continued)

Red

Posted: Jun 30, 2008

It's always important to consider other people fellings, I relate it to smoking; You wouldn't smoke around non-smokers unless they approved, even then a respect is formed for not exposing them. At the same time, your not going to quit what you enjoy so as not to offend the rest of the world. Hike again. Find a more secluded spot. Reassure your wife that you did your very best to consider others feelings, you are careful. Try a camping trip, with alot of trails for hiking, for more advanced hikers-not so many families that way. Keep a towel, instead of shorts, easier to take on and off. Don't give in to the rules, just find a way around them.
Just for fun arrow I won't "blank" in the nude

Red

Posted: Jun 29, 2008

Don't get me wrong, but some things I just cannot do while in the buff.
I will NOT clean the cat box. I will NOT tear down a hornets nest. I will NOT Buck hay.
How bout you? what will you NOT do in the nude?
Women helping women arrow Blame the men?

Red

Posted: Jun 29, 2008

So many women have confided to me privately about their feelings of the men that ruin the nude experience for them.
For some of the experiences I have heard, I understand why you have these feelings. For others, I can't help but wonder if it's the excuse you have been thriving on.
Every woman has an encounter with a jerk at some point, does it stop us from going to the grocery store, Starbucks, the mall? Undoubtedly not.
What has been your negative experience, nude or otherwise, that you would like to share or get off your chest?
For some, this may be an extremely sensitive subject, I would be happy to take your messages privately as well!
Just for fun arrow Would you rather....

Red

Posted: Jun 29, 2008

Ah!Ah! But that's not the question! I know this ones a hard one, especially when you have to be honest with yourself in it! You can POST whatever you want, but what your mind knows, is a totally different ordeal isn't it?
I always try to put it into a "Life or death" type of scenario, I find myself more willing to do the thing I wouldn't want to for the sake of a loved one. It's strange for me that way, afterwards I think, "Yeah, I could do that. It would be awful, but what the hell?"
parent/parents of toddlers arrow Nude potty training

Red

Posted: Jun 27, 2008

Our biggest problem with him right now is being nude, and not making a connection with the difference at the toilet. I think in his mind, it's already out there, must be time to go. Your right, taking him to the toilet every so often, is how we got here in the first place, I suppose I'll give that another shot, it will be a battle of his independence though, I can see it already!
OH LORD!
Women helping women arrow Nudist Women in Education

Red

Posted: Jun 26, 2008

It's been opened then. I hear this one the most. I'm a teacher, how will this snowball? Let me count the ways...
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow How do your children do?(continued)

Red

Posted: Jun 26, 2008

I have noticed the boys don't rough house so much anymore, not as safe without clothes on I guess!
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow When your spouse isn't a nudist (continued)

Red

Posted: Jun 26, 2008

Note: The system will only allow 20 posts per topic. If your the 19th poster, you'll need to start a new topic (continuation); otherwise no one will be able to see your post.

Please carry on...and thanks for all the great posts everyone!
Tattooed Nudes arrow R tats bad?

Red

Posted: Jun 26, 2008

My first inclanation is to ask them, "What makes you think I'm Christian anyway?" Why would YOUR biblical standards have anything to do with me? ;)
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow Who's vacation is this?

Red

Posted: Jun 26, 2008

I suppose I can relate. New is more interesting to me than nude.
Progressive Nudists arrow Welcome Progressive Nudists

Red

Posted: Jun 26, 2008

"You know I was thinking all this excitement about nudist with the shape the country is in don't you think they would have more important things to worry about than us running around naked ??"

It's a media diversion. If you give America something tasty, they won't want to look at any big issue news, then they would have to think. Now everybody waits for CNN so they can find out what there opinion is supposed to be. Why else would Entertainment News be at the top of every report? Another example, 97,000,000 viewers voted for the American Idol. Barely a fraction of people who will vote for the next President. Diversions
The Internet and Naturism arrow The dangers of being "found out"

Red

Posted: Jun 26, 2008

I'm uncertain in the laws of nude rights in the work place here, but I'm certain it would fall under a general category of discrimination. That's the key "no-no" word in this state.
I lost my position at work, not my job/pay rate. This does NOT get protected by that rule, unless they come out and say," It's BECAUSE your a nudist." Politicians are smart like that, and isn't that what a manager really is? "Your skills would be used more efficiently in this department." Translation, "Your supervisor can't do any work while she's distracted by imagining you naked all the time."
Progressive Nudists arrow What issue(s) do you care most about?

Red

Posted: Jun 26, 2008

Aren't they shooting themselves in the foot then? By driving up the pump price, this is forcing a demand for an alternative that people would have ignored until petroleum ran out! My take is that they are trying to abolish the middle class. Make more poor people, so they can make the rich richer. Then only rich people would vote for the most part, gaining them ever more power. How easy is that? Our nation is so easily distracted, nobody will notice when we land under dictatorship. Some mad scientist needs to fumigate our nations air supply with Ritalin, oh but wait...that could hurt the ozone! :0
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow Who's vacation is this?

Red

Posted: Jun 26, 2008

I'm sure youv'e brought up your wishes with her. What is the reaction?
Tattooed Nudes arrow R tats bad?

Red

Posted: Jun 25, 2008

I am extremely familiar with these kinds that say, "Why would you do that to your body?!" Or, "What will you think of that when your 75?" or "The bible says! The bible says!"
I love this last one. I enjoy explaining to people who don't read anything about the bible except the surface. If you read anything else about that era, you know God had a huge issue with idol worship, which was often conveyed in a tattoo. I'm not into idol worship, and unless your Jewish, that testament of rules was generally abolished by Christ. Take THAT! I say!
Just for fun arrow Most embarrassing moment, nude or otherwise

Red

Posted: Jun 25, 2008

Kids in my high school were suspended for being caught having sex under the bleachers, when the young mans' braces caught the girl's nipple! Fire truck, paramedics, the whole nine! During a football game! The whole school peered under the seats, blood rushing to their heads as the medic scratched her head with tweezers in one hand and a walkie talkie in the other! OMG!
Just for fun arrow Kids say the darndest things...

Red

Posted: Jun 25, 2008

Girlfriend of mine thought there were 42 U.S. states, Guam and Canada were some of them, Alaska and Hawaii were not, and New Mexico was the capitol of Mexico. New Jesey the capitol of New York, and Arizona bordered Florida. She was 22 at the time..Quick somebody call Jay Walking!
Tattooed Nudes arrow R tats bad?

Red

Posted: Jun 25, 2008

What do you say to those who oppose tats adimantly?
Tattooed Nudes arrow What is the meaning of your tat?

Red

Posted: Jun 25, 2008

My "s" signifies my inner strength
Tattooed Nudes arrow How Many Tattoos do you have??

Red

Posted: Jun 25, 2008

Not enough. I agree with the majority on this one, it's addicting. I want to have my kids initials put on the outside of my earlobes to look like earrings walking down the outside.
parent/parents of toddlers arrow Nude potty training

Red

Posted: Jun 25, 2008

Perhaps we started to early, but he was doing great for 3 months! He was proud, excited, the whole 9. I feel like if we go back to the diaper, I'm sending the wrong message. I don't know what stressed him into this behavior. But I hate punishing him for it at the same time, this too sends a bad message. Soooo, lost
Women helping women arrow Children

Red

Posted: Jun 25, 2008

How do your kids deal with your lifestyle, grown or living at home still?
Just for fun arrow One liners

Red

Posted: Jun 25, 2008

What do you call a cow with no front legs?
lean beef

A cow with no legs?
Ground beef

A guy walks into a bar...ouch

You get the idea...any good ones out there? Those three are pretty tired!
Just for fun arrow Kids say the darndest things...

Red

Posted: Jun 25, 2008

When I was a little girl, I asked my mom why all those dogs were eating grass. They were cows. It didn't matter, I wouldn't drink milk after that for months ;)
Just for fun arrow Kids say the darndest things...

Red

Posted: Jun 25, 2008

My mom couldn't think of the term "post office", and asked if I would go to the "envelope place"
Just for fun arrow Kids say the darndest things...

Red

Posted: Jun 25, 2008

and sometimes, so do adults.

My son asked me when he was three, "Mom? Does God wear shoes?"
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow Single parents

Red

Posted: Jun 25, 2008

How are you coping with nude lifestyle, when you have to share your children with your non-nudist spouse? Does this affect the relationship with parents? With the court? Has anyone had their nudity used against them in a court of law? This worries me with my first son, if his father ever tries to gain custody. I would have to explain my work with CFI and it's content, as not pornographic.
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow When your spouse is not a nudist...

Red

Posted: Jun 25, 2008

I agree both sexes should be equal, but frankly, they are not treated that way. I appreciate that nudism does promote equality, it's a shame the rest of the world hasn't joined the fight.
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow introducing nudity to older children

Red

Posted: Jun 25, 2008

Thank heavens, I was worried his hand was going to have to be surgically removed!
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow Who's vacation is this?

Red

Posted: Jun 25, 2008

Whhhhoooopshhhhh
Progressive Nudists arrow What issue(s) do you care most about?

Red

Posted: Jun 25, 2008

Fuel! For heavens sake! This is crap, the line they are feeding us for their reasons. Why isn't anyone holding the companies responsible? Oh yah, they have Bush in their pockets. Who thinks that will change when he leaves office?
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow Who's vacation is this?

Red

Posted: Jun 25, 2008

When you two don't see eye to eye on clothes vs clothes free, where are you spending your rec time? How do you decide this? Do you still take vacation together? Is there any compromise in the destination?
How is this working(or not) for you?
Women helping women arrow Where's your happy place?

Red

Posted: Jun 25, 2008

Everyone has a place they go when they need to escape. For some, it's in their middle-mind. Others, it's the bedroom, the porch, perhaps an island in the Caribbean.
We all need our sanctuary. When was the last time you visited yours? What have you done for you lately?
On the other hand, some of us spend far too much time in our comfort zones, and forget to face reality. How long did I sit at that computer today anyways? (Far too long, I answer myself)
My question here is, Are you remembering to balance yourself? Are you doing enough for you?
Where do you go to "let go"?
For me, it's only one place. Inside my truck, windows down, by myself, driving anywhere. Even the guy that just cut me off isn't going to ruin this moment for me.(incredible considering my road rage!)
I often forget to balance my family to work to play time. Something always suffers for it, and it doesn't take long to snowball. Have you had to push that snowball back up the mountain though? JEESH!
Just for fun arrow Quotable Quotes

Red

Posted: Jun 25, 2008

"Action is the enemy of thought"
Just for fun arrow Quotable Quotes

Red

Posted: Jun 24, 2008

I love this section out of Readers Digest, (do they even do that anymore?)
The quote in which I live by,

"Presence is more than just being there."
Just for fun arrow Would you rather....

Red

Posted: Jun 24, 2008

I too work in a retail chain store! Over 100 employees, my concern is not my colleagues, but the customers ;)
parent/parents of toddlers arrow Nude potty training

Red

Posted: Jun 22, 2008

Before we ran around naked insesently, my 2 year old had a decent grasp on the toilet. Now that were all nude all the time, he feels anywhere is fair game. he has completely lost focus on the bathroom. he no longer has to think about pulling down his pants and reaching the bowl. Pants are off, this spot will do. Outside this is less of a problem, inside....well. He pee'd on his brother today. You can laugh...I'm not laughing. Not after the 20th potty spot cleaned off the carpet in 5 days.
I understand how it happened, but how do I unravel it? He doesn't fear punishment of any kind. Positive persuation gets me nowhere either. I refuse to return to diapers, this is backwards progress. It's even worse when we have to run errands, he goes right in his pants now too.
LOST
Just for fun arrow What do you want to be when you grow up?

Red

Posted: Jun 22, 2008

I wanted to go into space, until my mom told me that I'd have to sit down strapped in for at least 10 hours...that dream was over.

Skate backwards...lol

I couldn't be a cop, I'd abuse my power ;)

Medical field would frustrate me, I'm more holistic...watching people suck down pills and never feel better would drive me crazy!

I wanted to be a counselor for a while. I liked helping people meet agreements, make compromises, and find the good and bad in themselves. The only deterrent to this was realizing that nobody (mostly) really wants to help themselves, only to whine about whats wrong, and how it's too hard to fix it.

I'd be a massage therapist, my mentor warned me that a young, fair, women would invite a different kind of clientele. How disturbing

Just for fun arrow How did you two meet?

Red

Posted: Jun 22, 2008

A man at a womens lib class?..Sounds more like you were pickin' up buff chicks ;)
Are you both nudists? Do you ever make jokes that she was burning her bra and it was love at first sight?lol
Just for fun arrow Most embarrassing moment, nude or otherwise

Red

Posted: Jun 22, 2008

Iv'e heard this story from about every nudist living in a resort. Your not alone. lol. They all say they keep a spare change of clothes in the car..JIC
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow My family wouldn't understand nudism

Red

Posted: Jun 22, 2008

I am glad that these discussions have been liberating for some of you. It has been a liberating month in my home as well. My husband beacame nude in public and on camera; kids became nude at home; mom and Marshall got over the weirdness...It's a lot for everyone to take in. these posts have helped here as well, even though we've passed the milestone, encouragement keeps up the morale. Thanks to all of you too
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow Nudity and roomates/live in family members

Red

Posted: Jun 22, 2008

Put me in for five on the lotto ticket ;)
Missed the cartoon. not familiar..

Does it ever seem to anyone else that sometimes it's just too hot to be nude? inside that is. We don't run the air, and I feel more uncomfortable naked on my couch when it's 110. Is this just us?
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow introducing nudity to older children

Red

Posted: Jun 22, 2008

So why don't females do this? Perhaps some do? is it mostly because, it's "out" and not "in", for a boy? Just trying to figure out the best way to dicourage "touching", without turning into some big issue. Should I drop this one? No, I feel it to be unsanitary, all things considered. Whats the best way to approach this? I don't want him to think he should hide, and touch either. this to sends the wrong message.
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow When your spouse is not a nudist...

Red

Posted: Jun 22, 2008

I was not suggesting I feel men ARE that way, or even all men. I'm speaking in a society way point of view. The same would be said about the way a woman is "expected". Both genders have the stereo-typing wrapped around them, and many of us fall for it, even when we know it to not be true, for more or less than our own self preservation. This was my only point. Not to begin a battle of the sexes. You would probably crap cows if I gave my sexist opinions in matters.
parent/parents of toddlers arrow should u be afraid?

Red

Posted: Jun 21, 2008

I do think it's important to start teaching her words that will be less uncomfortable for you when going to a nude destination. This is already something you have done, if you think about it. She used to say "beep, beep", now she says "car", "mama, and dada", switched to "mommy and daddy". It doesn't take much to accustom a young mind to the lovely general word "private", "moms private", "dads private" until she can learn the more difficult anatomy words."private" also helps them understand that this area should not be touched, and nobody but DR, mom, so-and-so, should touch there. Tell her, when she blurts out "balls", "Yes these are Daddy's ball's, they are private, I call them privates." Ask her to play the identify game using the new word. Wheres moms nose? wheres dads tummy, wheres your private? It doesn't take long, and it makes for good interaction as a family learning and bonding tool.
parent/parents of toddlers arrow questions and answers

Red

Posted: Jun 20, 2008

I eyeballed GE's toddler playground. I was quite impressed. They seemed to accommodate the young ones very well. When i take them, I will give you the full dimensions.
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow When your spouse is not a nudist...

Red

Posted: Jun 20, 2008

Does she go to public nude places with you? This helped me overcome my "self" issues, when I saw a woman with a mastectomy walking by, I knew I could be as comfortable as her, if not more. She inspired me to appreciate the good in and on myself!
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow introducing nudity to older children

Red

Posted: Jun 20, 2008

But, but, but, I still don't understand. Does it have any "sensation" when their that young? Or is it like the pacifier complex from the toddler years? Just something to feel secure about?
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow Nudity and roomates/live in family members

Red

Posted: Jun 20, 2008

I'm going to make my retirement home a nudist club too. Maybe then my family won't come to visit ;)
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow Nudity and roomates/live in family members

Red

Posted: Jun 20, 2008

Well, mom sure does :) I think hubby is still overcoming the discomfort slowly but surely, on his own terms, the way it should be. We also spend a lot of time in the yard, in the neighbors view, this too is difficult
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow My family wouldn't understand nudism

Red

Posted: Jun 20, 2008

DANG IT! YOUR FREAKIN" RIGHT! What's the deal with that? What is the conection with nude, and perversion for people?
Just for fun arrow How did you two meet?

Red

Posted: Jun 20, 2008

Red Lobster? I think there's more of a story there...explain?
Just for fun arrow What do you want to be when you grow up?

Red

Posted: Jun 20, 2008

Ever think about coaching a kids football team, also very rewarding..
Women helping women arrow Being Single and a Nudist

Red

Posted: Jun 20, 2008

The sometimes nice thing about single chat rooms, is that if your in need of an ego boost, you've gone to the right place. Don't forget, not all men in there are nudists as they claim, and even nudist men get overly excited at the prospect of sex.
I have also come to find that men have more intimacy desires than most of the women I know. They struggle with being macho, and the need to be loved. It's easy for a woman to admit that she wants to be held and cuddled. Men don't want to be that vulnerable, and some of us women could even be turned off by a guy who would admit that to us.
Don't be put off by a mans poor choice of communication. Be flattered that he is interested. But make it clear, that further lewd chat, is not the way to win your bed post. He may settle down and admit he's an ass.
Women helping women arrow Being Single and a Nudist

Red

Posted: Jun 20, 2008

Good, I'm glad you want it for the right reasons, and not some of the reasons my girl and guy friends are after. I understand companionship like that. One question...where are you finding a man who has dinner redy when you get home? LOL
Just for fun arrow Most embarrassing moment, nude or otherwise

Red

Posted: Jun 19, 2008

Before becoming aa nudist, I would not have found that funny either...now it's hysterical. How would you pull that off at a nudist resort? Leave clothes next to the showers?LOL
Just for fun arrow Would you rather....

Red

Posted: Jun 19, 2008

This one's with malicious intent for me. Everyone at my work has already seen me naked on clothesfree.com, I'd like to see the tables turned, see if they still think it's funny when it's them. LOL
Just for fun arrow How did you two meet?

Red

Posted: Jun 19, 2008

Marshall and I met at the grocery store where we both worked. After two years of dating, he took me to Vegas and chickened out on proposing. We left the top of the Stratosphere, and on the elevator ride down, I called him a wuss. He had no clue why I was mad. Back at the hotel room, after getting the silent treatment for more than an hour he finally turned to me and said, "Will you marry me?" I said, "The top of the Stratosphere would have been better", and pulled out the ring that I had already bought for him a month earlier, put it on his finger, and said,"Your still a wuss" ;)
Women helping women arrow What's holding you back?

Red

Posted: Jun 19, 2008

My mom is the lady on the left in our group picture FYI
Women helping women arrow What's holding you back?

Red

Posted: Jun 19, 2008

It's interesting that you mention that. My mother was just explaining to me how uncommfortable she was with her appearance in her twenties. When she hit her thirties, she wished for the twenties body back. It took till her forties to realize, I like me. No, I don't look like I once did, but I didn't feel good enough then either. Good enough for what she wondered? What is the turning point for all of us, that makes us decide, "What's the big deal?" Why does this take so long for most? What's your experience?
Women helping women arrow Relationships & Nudism

Red

Posted: Jun 19, 2008

Marshall picked the hugest fight with me the night before we left for Laguna Del Sol. It took me three hours to figure out that he was really only nervous about getting naked in public. It helps a lot if he is able to talk with other like minded guys first. If this isn't likely, have him watch some CFI-TV shows from clothesfree.com. It offers visual tours of people being naked, and feeling comfortable, he may see some activity that gets him really excited. When I told Marshall he could fish there, that was all he needed to know. When I told him he could keep his clothes on, he knew he would feel silly. Find a place that appeals more to him, you know you'll have a good time, no matter where you go, and watching him get comfortable will be all you need the first trip.
Women helping women arrow Being Single and a Nudist

Red

Posted: Jun 19, 2008

Please don't think I'm being unfair because I'm married. My husband knows good and well that if he left tomorrow, I'd be just fine. I know what it's like to be single, and to want companionship, especially with someone who shares your interests. I want to ask you ladies the same question I ask all my friends,(when I was single, and now): What is your appeal to be driven in finding a mate? What can a man fulfill for you, that great friends cannot. Certainly everyone wants someone to grow old with, make a family, etc. But what's the hurry? Bad boyfriends come from "us" trying to hard to make a bad thing fit. When you find him, you wont be looking. Lord knows I wasn't! I wanted nothing to do with a man. I wanted to learn about me. what I liked. Who I was. You often forget those things in a relationship. Everything becomes "we like", "we do", "we can". Know yourself better. Do something at least once a month, that you would never have done before, and at least one thing you could not do with having a significant other.(Use caution, that last one can be dangerous;)
Don't expect your night in shining armour, to remove his armour. All couples meet a compromise for the activities they engage in together. When he does come along, he'll already know you enjoy this lifestyle, and he won't be so threatened by it. Lay it all out there, and he shouldn't feel emasculated.
Just for fun arrow What do you want to be when you grow up?

Red

Posted: Jun 19, 2008

Did you know you can get grants for that sort of thing, no kill shelters and all?

I would have said charity work until I recently became involved. That is such hard work! Fulfilling, yes. Disheartening? Absolutley!
Women helping women arrow Being Single and a Nudist

Red

Posted: Jun 19, 2008

I really like that you brought this subject up. So many women (men alike) associate being naked with sex. This is NOT the case at a charter resort, or well established beach, etc. Sex is not the object here. What man, finds a woman more "sexy" nude, than in lingerie, or tightly fitted clothing? 99 of a hundred would say clothed--guaranteed!
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow introducing nudity to older children

Red

Posted: Jun 19, 2008

His biggest struggle seems to be , when he's undressed, he can't help but touch it, constantly, or even hold it...not a guy, this one's wierd for me
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow Nudity and roomates/live in family members

Red

Posted: Jun 19, 2008

I wonder...but they both biched for so long about not being able to be comfortably nude...and now....
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow My family wouldn't understand nudism

Red

Posted: Jun 19, 2008

Right? Shouldn't I be considered the more well rounded one?
Women helping women arrow What's holding you back?

Red

Posted: Jun 19, 2008

We all have that ONE thing we would lie, cheat, steal, and kill (hopefully just proverbially) to change about our bodies. Some of us have five, or even ten or more things we would change about ourselves. We point it out on other women, don't we? Why are we so judgmental of ourselves and others? Do we really decide the caliber of a person by the cellulite on her thy's, or the scar from her C-section? We know these things don't matter. Furthermore, these imperfections and differences make us who we are, and separate us from all looking exactly alike. If you don't like it, can you change it? If you can't change it, are you going to let it control you forever? How many of us know someone who will never swim, to not have to put on a bathing suit? I know an overweight woman who wouldn't go to her daughters wedding because she didn't want to embarrass the bride. To what degree do we realize that we have to let it go? It's time to accept our bodies. Time to be unashamed. Time to stop judging. Can we do it?
Just for fun arrow What do you want to be when you grow up?

Red

Posted: Jun 18, 2008

Seriously, unless your'e happy with your job, what did you or would you like to be if you could?
Just for fun arrow How did you two meet?

Red

Posted: Jun 18, 2008

Who has a great story about meeting their signifigant other, or proposing, meeting the folks, etc?
Just for fun arrow Most embarrassing moment, nude or otherwise

Red

Posted: Jun 18, 2008

Having somebody notice, ...."aunt flow"
Just for fun arrow Would you rather....

Red

Posted: Jun 18, 2008

Would you rather...be the only clothed person at work, ...or the only nude person at work?
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow When your spouse is not a nudist...

Red

Posted: Jun 18, 2008

Good advice. I have been thinking about it all day, and I only get Genesis on the brain
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow introducing nudity to older children

Red

Posted: Jun 18, 2008

You make valid points. We may use kids in the backround, but we'll limit close camera exposure to the 18 and overs. He'll live. He too is back and forth on a daily basis about clothes to naked, he can't decide what feels right. I wonder if he even knows he's having an inner struggle?
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow Nudity and roomates/live in family members

Red

Posted: Jun 18, 2008

Even now, they have gone to the point of no return. Yet it's odd. Some days we spend all day clothes free, yet they'll go days and days without ever removing a single article. Do they forget? What is that? Starting all over each time?
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow My family wouldn't understand nudism

Red

Posted: Jun 18, 2008

How come I can have a grandpa that smokes weed, a great-grandma who has a live in boyfriend, who's married, an uncle who's been an addict for 45 years, but I have to keep my nudity quite?
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow When your spouse is not a nudist...

Red

Posted: Jun 18, 2008

Now I have a million questions for you! Are you both active in the church? If you are not active, how did it come that you two married in the first place. I suppose I understand the breaking marriage vows thing, she feels she would be sharing herself with another man. Last time I checked, Mormons were'nt Muslims. May I ask what commandments she feels she is breaking?
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow When your spouse is not a nudist...

Red

Posted: Jun 17, 2008

I understand the fear for women. Men can be bald, overweight, pot-bellied, rich, poor, poorly dressed, date younger women, ignore responsibility, sleep around, slack off at work...shall I go on? And for a man, he can recover from this, or even have his reputation applauded. This is NOT the case for a woman by societies standards. We must be clean. Take care of the family. Work harder at our jobs. Be faithful. Show integrity. Persevere. Keep a 1200 calorie diet. Be a size six or less. Dress nice. Appear financially comfortable. Maintain independence, without stepping on our mans toes. Perfect make-up. Long legs. Shiny hair. No scars. Little opinions. And in many cultures, keep our mouths shut altogether.
And our worse judges (aside from ourselves) is OTHER women! Am I right when I say, most men could really care less about 95% of the above? But other women? Forget about it!
Every women knows the moment she walks into a public setting, even clothed, the judgements are spun. Take the clothes away, and you have created an unstable environment for EVERY woman. She has nothing to feel comfortable hiding behind. Her core, is being judged, in her eyes. This does not go away quickly. I still battle this myself. Just not to the extent of most. My husband helps this by always making me feel like the most beautiful person in the room. It also helps that I'm outgoing, and have given up caring what others think of me. Most will never let go of this. Don't push it if she wont. If she loves you, and loves standing beside you, she'll go when you go. Love her for trying---for you!
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow My family wouldn't understand nudism

Red

Posted: Jun 17, 2008

My mom gets it. My husband has discovered it. The kids are adopting the idea...why are we mortified to tell my in-laws? I'd rather them stumble across the website than have to tell them face to face that I have "corrupted" their son. I don't feel that way, I helped open his eyes, but they'll see the woman who defiled and brainwashed their little boy. Of course, the "Cleavers" would never say that, but it would be the pink elephant we tiptoed around at Sunday dinner. Who's had to have the "coming out of the nude closet" talk?
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow introducing nudity to older children

Red

Posted: Jun 17, 2008

I'm more worried about someone getting their "chub" on in generall...pardon the phrase. The last thing I want to do is make clothesfree a child p*** site---fears I can't help but think about
The Internet and Naturism arrow Privacy

Red

Posted: Jun 17, 2008

Makes it immpossible to get away with anything doesn't it?
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow introducing nudity to older children

Red

Posted: Jun 17, 2008

Even better...I let him watch us..(Marshall & myself) on the most recent episode of ClothesFree-TV, now he's dying to go to a resort, and desperatly wants to be on the show! Do I allow this? Will he regret it later if he doesn't fully concept the circumstances? Would I allow a tatoo if he felt this strongly...of course not! Any ideas...anyone?
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow When your spouse is not a nudist...

Red

Posted: Jun 17, 2008

As it is exciting to find a mate who shares your passion, it is just as gratifying to find one who is comfortable with your pursuit, when they do not share your joy. My husband likes hunting and fishing...a lot! You couldn't get me to gut ANYTHING, unless it was for my own survival. We learn to appreciate our variety of differences, and manage to humor each other from time to time. I suffer through camping several times a year, and he suffers through my mothers drama several times a year ;)
Discuss planning 2 or 3 trips in the coming year, your birthday, vacation time or whatever. She can't say no if you compromise on something she wants to do another time. Perhaps she's been dying to go to some over-priced day spa..save up, and set a date.
The more often the topic stays in conversation, the more difficult it will be for her to overlook for long.
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow introducing nudity to older children

Red

Posted: Jun 12, 2008

My oldest is now seven. He has always seen us naked, we even revolve in and out of the shower still. Yet any time we are naked, for any other purpose than changing or showering, he starts asking questions. " Why's everybody naked?" Not in an uncomfortable way, but in a 'I don't get it' kind of way. And forget it if he's ready to hear about the work with clothesfree.com. All I need is his candid little mouth, and unknowing little brain, tell his teacher that his mom is on the internet naked. I have a real big feeling CPS would be hear in the shake of a cats tail!
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow Nudity and roomates/live in family members

Red

Posted: Jun 12, 2008

That scenario sound strangely familiar! Marshall grew up with the "Cleavers", and I grew up with, "I wield a cleaver"! You hit the nail on the head I think, in-law bit. They would both strut around naked, until one of their trucks would pull into the driveway--Then it was a mad dash to a bedroom (SLAM!)! Yet the UPS guy? I don't think they'd even bother covering up for!
The Internet and Naturism arrow Privacy

Red

Posted: Jun 11, 2008

1300 people live in my town, maybe 10-15 active nudist...makes it tough. People who would be nudidst wont show the nerve...
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow Nudity and roomates/live in family members

Red

Posted: Jun 11, 2008

What to do when your live-ins, aren't comfortable with clothing optional living conditions?
My hubbys biggest reservation about nudity was being naked in front of my mom, whom rents a room from us. Odd, since, she's a nudist as much as I, and she felt the same way about getting nude in front of HIM! Buncha weirdos!
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow introducing nudity to older children

Red

Posted: Jun 11, 2008

How do your children react when you decide to be naked in the home, once they have already grown accustomed to clothing?
When your spouse is not a nudist arrow When your spouse is not a nudist...

Red

Posted: Jun 11, 2008

So many of us have battled our own hearts and passions, to protect our relationships. Some give in, and choose their partner over being clothes-free. While the rest are pulling their teeth and hair to have spousal support. How do we get into most clubs without them, vacation the way we'd like too, share our passion with the one we love, without tearing a rift in the relationship?
Who else will open up our mates to nudity, if even we can't? I have some thoughts on the matter...tell me yours first...
My hubby, wasn't used to me being nude ALL the time. I thought I was respecting his feelings. It wasn't until I realized that I didn't know his feelings about MY nudity, that I learned it didn't bother him at all.
The more often he saw me comfortably nude, the more...curious, comfortable, jealous, less awkward he became.
The Internet and Naturism arrow Privacy

Red

Posted: Jun 10, 2008

Fortunate! I live in a very small bible belt town, perhaps thats the difference
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Red

Posted: Jun 10, 2008

clever- but wouldn't the same be said for any future republican president?
The Internet and Naturism arrow Privacy

Red

Posted: Jun 10, 2008

I can relate, being a nudecaster for CFI the past eight years, I have felt the heat from all directions. Family, friends, co-workers, employers, strangers, local church groups, media and so on. When I started, I never had a clue it would earn that much attention. Do people sit at home all day hunting for wholesome nudity to mis-label?
My career had suffered, as I found myself past over for promotion, for no other reason than, "I suddenly didn't fit all the requirements that management needed". That's' code for, "We saw you on the Internet naked, and now were afraid what the public will think of US, if we make you manager".
So, yes...it has it's drawbacks. I haven't regretted my time with clothesfree.com even once. I know now, that management wasn't for me there, I would have been fired by now, with the rest of them. My family has become accepting, friends stopped laughing and started asking questions, less responsibility at work has given me the time I needed for family and my passions, the community of Sunday Christians and strangers have mostly forgotten or no longer have the energy to whine about it, and the media attention was nothing but great publicity for CFI.
All things subside with time, the negative feedback in the beginning will never outweigh the learning experience for myself, my relationships, and the positive feedback from people all over the world!
If your having doubts about your security, re-think what your really hiding from. Yourself? I understand that there are people who WOULD lose their jobs, perhaps even family (that's' stretching it) but most the rest of us are only hiding from the confrontations that we don't want to face.
Just kidding...nobody should be naked on the Internet...it's disgusting and pornographic. ;)
RED