Nudists and naturists often complain that they are misunderstood by the world at large, by mainstream society. On many mainstream social networking sites, such as Facebook, nudity is banned unless associated with sex and violence. One would think nudists would welcome the opportunity to share their lifestyle with the mainstream.
Often, though, it seems that the very people who, at first ken, are most vocal about promoting their naturism, when given the opportunity, simply use their platform to pull down other people's efforts to promote the lifestyle. This has happened to Skinbook, possibly the most successful social networking platform of the early part of the new millenia. And this happens again and again, on Faceache too, where people constantly personalize their activities, instead of focusing on the issues at hand. Permitting personalities, and personal issues, to get in the way of progress. The gay community found strength and focus in "coming out", together, and the naked lifestyle community needs to do the same.
It is way past time for the naked community to stand fast, to support one another instead of promulgating division. Naked people need to be inclusive, not exclusive. It is time to grow up.