Clothing optional. Of uselessness of clothes

Waking up with the sun at around 5AM this early Spring morning, I went to the kitchen to get my first coffee. As every day, I did not bother to dress. I sleep naked every night, and rarely bother to get a piece of cloth to breakfast. Coffee done, I went out in the garden, sipping from my mug and feeling the fresh morning air as the sun was just getting out. This was going to be a beautiful and warm day. I would not be able to soak in the sun today as it was a working and busy day for me. However, working from home, this was going to be another naked day.

While I was breathing deeply, the thought of clothes and their uselessness came to my mind. At the exception of coldness and moral (disputable) reasons, why would you want to wear clothes? Cold was a no-brainer. Staying naked in the cold indoor or outdoor is very uncomfortable, very quickly. Although, it's completely possible to hike or run entirely naked in winter, after some warmup. When your body gets warm, you can undress and feel very at ease naked in the cold.

Moral reasons are personal and depends on the education one has received. Some people will state they feel better clothed, particularly with designer clothing, to reassure themselves. Some see nudity as insanity from religious ground. However, if you take all moral reasons and state, as a fact, that nudity does not equal sex, clothing comes out of the equation.

There's another hidden reason to clothing is shame: shame of my body, of my scars, of my flaws… Shame is imposed by external factors: society, religion, marketing… Loving oneself is accepting oneself. Reality is not photoshoped pictures. Accepting our own flaws does not dictate we cannot do our best to get in better shape, eat better or working on healthy habits. Accepting our flaws is just loving our wonderful bodies and accepting it as it is.

I was still walking in the garden, listening to birds chirping, appreciating the grass on my feet and the first rays of the sun on my skin, feeling alive! Thoughts about the uselessness of clothes kept coming to my mind as I was feeling so good in my own skin entirely exposed to the air. I was feeling grateful to my parents the day they made me discovered naturism in Croatia as I was a kid. Although it took me years to realize naturism was an entire part of me, I felt happy about the road taken and the road ahead, full of naked gorgeous moments.

Naturism is, to me, the best possible lifestyle. I feel particularly good entirely naked, working, playing, walking, working out, cooking, and doing any activity with not a single piece of cloth on. I continued walking around the garden, spotting the moon, full and gorgeous, who was going past the horizon. Tonight, I would be going for a naked hike under this fool moon!

Originally published on my blog Naked and Happy

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23 thoughts on “Clothing optional. Of uselessness of clothes”

  1. Sharing again this blog post I published a while back, as this reflects nicely with today’s totally naked day and an almost full moon that we will have tonight and will be accompanying a naked evening walk (if temperature allows)!

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  2. Thank you for sharing. I was having this exact disccussion last week with my best friend who is also a nudist. We were playing cards and discussing the purpose of clothing in our lives. Other than to protect us from the cold, there is no real purpose for humans to wear clothes. I often think about how great of a world it would be if I could live clothes free. To be able to live my life in the way I want the world to see me. I often say that when you identify as a nudist you are finally saying that you accept yourself they way you are, flaws and all. When you share your nudist self with others, you are revealing your authetic self. It is that time you say "This is who I really am, this is how I want you to see me, and by presenting my nudist self to you I am letting my guards down." I love being around fellow nudists because when we remove our clothes we find ourselves to be the same and we are not comparing each other. We accept each other when we interact in our natural nakedness. Surely there are differences in opinions, lifestyle, and income but when we are naked it all doesn't matter. Clothing only does one thing and that is to hide who we are. We use clothes to shield and to ward off what we do not want others to see. It allows people to create a "fakeness" about oneself. I honestly look fwd to the day I finally leave New York and move to warmer climate as I have every intentions to live a more nudist life.

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    • The ideal dream Greg, we have dreams of living in a hotter place & maybe even owning our own naturist camping/holiday site. Just a cosy place with around a hundred tent pitches or 50 RV's.
      If w had a big enough recreational building onsite to provide daily groceries, a glass of wine or two and maybe a sociable gathering place around a pool.
      Ah dreams!

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      • I have every intentions of moving to a warmer climate. My plan is to move to southern Florida in 4-5 years. I have been using the last couple years to aggressively pay off my student loans. I recently met with a financial advisor and now working on saving money to put down on a home. In 6 years I'll be turning 40 and wish to spend those years and beyond living my naturist lifestyle. I first thought of living in a nudist resort that have a year round living community but after visiting one I decided it isn't suitable for me.

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  3. Thank you Marc. I think I share your feelings about being naked. For us it is a natural & easy way to spend our day. Luckily we can stay home all day, people who could possibly visit us are aware of what they are most likely to see!

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