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Conversations between a puritan and an ordinary man (I)




-What are you doing?
-Nothing
-But you are naked!
-Oh yes! But I'm on the beach!
-But naked!
-Yes, because I usually take all my clothes off when I want to have a sunbath or when I want to swim in the sea. And I usually dress when I stay in the city, or when I go to work... mainly in my daily life.
-Then... you're a naturist.
-Oh no... What I am has no any special name. I'm just a citizen, an ordinary citizen.
-Really? Mmm... I call you “naturist” because you take your clothes off... It's a rational conclusion...  Once I read in a book "The silence of the lambs" that if you skinned your humps, I'd call you Buffalo Bill. I suppose every attitude needs a name.  
-I suppose people need to put a label on every behaviour they consider strange... But I have no any strange behaviour. Look around you, there are many different people: families, groups of friends, parents, sons, daughters, grandparents, children, couples... Some of them are naked, some others have a swimsuit... Most of groups are mixed, with one or two naked persons and one or two dressed. Everyone does what everyone wants. Usually, none of them think about sex or about any erotic issue when they are naked on the beach or when they see naked people here. Of course, as in other kind of beaches, there will probably be a minority of confused people, but it is not usual.
-Sure?
-Of course! Here, people swim, play, have a sunbath... Here, a nose is as sexy as a bottom is. Every body is just a point in the nature that remember us that there is a consciousness, a person... When someone assume naked bodies as a natural and current reality, and as a part o a human person, morbidity disappears and we are like children again. So... I'm not a naturist.
-But do naturist people exist?
-Yes, of course! There are many people who understand nudity as a way of life, but it is not my case, and I think that It is not the case of most people. If you ask all this people to explain if they are naturist or not, most of them will probably answer that they don't. The main power of the habit of the beach's nakedness lies on the people who enjoy nature without clothes and without any philosophy... only because they feel good and free. 
-Do you confess this... "habit" (or whatever you call) to your friends or known persons? Do you hide it? What's your attitude like?
-I treat this "current detail" of my life as any other current detail. I don't hide it because it's not a wrong behavior and because it is a releasing way of enjoying nature. But I don't speak about it as if it was an exotic behaviour or a secret... because it is absolutely normal, at least in my country, at least so far. People who live the detail of the nudeness in the beach as it was a secret, as it was the sign of a strange comunity are condemnig this natural and universal freedom to the drawer of the strange and minoritaries social groups. As Homo sapiens, we have the right to relate with our natural image without the stilted disturbance that a dark education causes. We have the right to live in the nature with the natural dress that universe once designed for us, and we have the right to teach our sons and daughters the joy of this freedom. Everyone must be able to do what everyone wants as long as his or her acts don't decrease the freedom of any other person. Nature is the wisest power of the univers, and it has designed the softest and prettiest dress for the warm and natural situations: the skin.



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  1. It is called being you true self uncluttered by man made objects.

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  2. Just found this. Thanks! Reposted on internationalyn.org

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