Friend requests and profiles.
February 9, 2016 in Uncategorized
It's nice to connect with naktiv.net again. It's been off our radar for a while. The problem is I seem to spend most of my time going through friend requests and messages leaving little or no time to see what else is going on. Apologies to our existing friends for being so useless. We'll try to keep on top of it from now on.
We are strong advocates of being open & honest about the clothes free aspect of our lives. Can't really avoid it, given what we do to earn a living but nonetheless it's our belief that it can only be good for naturism if more people were open about who they are and what they enjoy.
It is with this in mind that we support the Naktiv.net verification process. No verification process is faultless but the one employed on this site is about as good as it can get. Consequently, we do urge all Naktiv.net members seeking to add us as friends to complete the process. It doesn't require you to post your verification photographs for all to see and nor should you. Likewise, it's nice to see a comprehensive profile which gives an insight into who you are. So, if you're looking to increase your circle of friends on Naktiv.net please consider completing your profile and verification process.
That said, I fully understand that there are people for whom being open about their interest in naturism could have significant impact on their careers, social standing and relationships with friends and family. Sad but true. To those people I would say it's even more important to somehow get that message across in a carefully thought out profile. In many cases the fears are largely unfounded and who better to support you than Naktiv.net members who have already worked their way through those fears. If you don't tell us – how can we help?
Finally, can someone please explain why genuine members are willing to post photos (allegedly) of themselves for all to see but not go through the verification process? What am I missing?
I'll get off my soap box now 🙂
More choice than ever?
January 9, 2016 in Uncategorized
I've just posted an article on the Camp Full Monte blog http://full-monte.me/blog/clothing-optional-holiday-choice/ suggesting that there's never been more choice for the naturist/nudist/clothing optional holidaymaker but asking if supply now outstrips demand. Your views?
Guys – It's time to lift the lid on water waste.
November 16, 2015 in Uncategorized
I just added a post to the Camp Full Monte blog (see link below). At first you might think it's a bit off-topic and in this forum you're probably right. In my defence, I've yet to meet a naturist who doesn't have an above average degree of interest in the environment but I have a wider agenda. Subtle promotion of naturism.
I sometimes despair at the number of excellent articles published on naturist blogs etc. All too often they are preaching to an already convinced readership. Yes it is important to get our message across and such articles are relevant to those with an evolving interest who are seeking information but it's obvious that there are many out there who, for whatever reason, embarrassment, social acceptance, societal conditioning etc. Would never dream of seeking out blogs/ information about naturism, even though they may be open to it. I think it far better that we give people an opportunity to recognise that they are open to naturism without it being shoved down their neck.
In recent issues of British Naturism magazine there have been a number of articles highlighting the importance of being more open about what is probably a relatively small part of our lives and being – naturism. I fully support this strategy. If, like me, you believe we need to present naturism as a "by the way – I also enjoy non-sexual social nudity" then I would urge you to also support this approach.
So my latest post on the Camp Full Monte blog http://www.full-monte.me/blog/2015/11/16/guys-its-time-to-lift-the-lid-on-water-waste/ is the first of a number of articles I hope to write over the winter months. I hope they will have wider appeal and tap into a previously unreachable audience. I hope it will lead some to wonder "What is this Camp Full Monte place?" and that their inquisitiveness will lead them to want to know more about naturism in general.
So … here's where you come in … If you, or anyone you know, has a degree of environmental awareness or who is just considering re-fitting their bathroom or toilet then they may be interested in this post. Share as widely as you want. Not only will you be hinting at your interest in naturism (how the hell did so and so find this article) but you might just further the acceptance of non-social nudity in your non-naturist circles.
Likewise, if you have a passion or interest in any non-naturist subject but can subtly/incidentally associate it to the naturist aspect of your life – then share it with us and we'll bounce it on.
What do you think? Worth a try?