Maurice Smith

Dario Western, The Nudist who isn't.

August 6, 2015 in Uncategorized

Here is the full conversation that took place between Dario and myself via private message on Facebook.

Dario Western
Hi Maurice, I can't post to FB publicly at the moment but this is my side of the story on reporting the pics: Facebook strictly forbids full frontal nudity, fully exposed female breasts and fully exposed buttocks in photos. The people that I reported had violated FB's rules by including them in the photos. It's like being at a party in someone's place and they say "No smoking allowed" or "no drunken behavior allowed", and you say "Stuff your rules, I'm going to do it because I can!" and they have you either thrown out or reported. When you're on a social media website, you abide by their rules whether you like it or not. If you don't like their rules then leave the site and form your own website or join a social media website like Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr which are nude friendly. It's not rocket science.

Maurice W. Smith
I guess I don't agree with that to a certain degree. I would not report photos that contain nonsexual nudity and do not feel it is right for any Nudist to report them. Sexual pictures? In a heartbeat but not nonsexual pictures. We are trying to combat being censored and as long as people keep reporting nonsexual nudes then we will never win that battle. In my opinion, you were wrong.

Dario Western
You are entitled to your own opinion, but Facebook will not change it's policies on nudity especially if there are some people out there who think by trying to buck the system they will win. It doesn't work that way. At the end of the day it is Facebook's independent decision as to whether it will allow full on non-sexual nudity.

Maurice W. Smith
Okay well then take care of yourself.

Dario Western
Hi Maurice, can you please post this message to the Nudist Hall Of Shame on my behalf?

"Hi all. I am not able to post to FB for the next week and a half. Before any of you join or decide to create a group on Facebook, it is important that you familiarize yourself with their Community Standards whether the group is set to Public, Closed or Secret. As far as nudity is concerned, Facebook strictly forbids the posting of penises, fully exposed female breasts and fully exposed buttocks to the site. You might not like it, but rules are rules. It is like going to a party at somebody's place and they say to you they don't permit smoking. Still, in spite of their request, you say 'Bugger the rules, I can smoke because I can!' and then they have you thrown out. You have only got yourself to blame for your disobedience and disrespect towards the host. It's the same for Facebook. If you don't like their rules on nudity, then either cover up the sensitive 'bits' in the photos or leave the site and focus on setting up your own nudist social networking website. It's as simple as that. Even a 5-year-old kid can understand that, so why not certain adults?"

Maurice W. Smith
No I will not. I think you are wrong.

Dario Western
It doesn't matter whether you think I am right or wrong, it is vital that the group members get that message.
You can't argue with Facebook's community standards.

Maurice W. Smith
Then post it yourself when you are able. I will be leaving the group because I now know without a shadow of a doubt that what others have been telling me privately is true, you're a fraud.

Dario Western
I'm not a fraud. I believe in respecting the rules of websites.
Nudists are not above the law.
I'll have you know that I am a very prominent figure in the Australian nudist movement and I have been to several clubs and beaches in the 25 years that I've been into it.

Maurice W. Smith
Please do not bother me anymore. Have a good day.

Dario Western
You need to grow up and realize that you cannot change Facebook's policies on nudity. If they want to allow nudity, they will if they see fit to.

A story of me

January 24, 2015 in Uncategorized

I was about 10 or 11 years old and had only lived with my mom for a short while. (I am now 50) Whenever my mom and stepdad would leave the house, I would move my nudity from my bedroom to the backyard. I would run around joyfully naked, read do all sorts of activities in the backyard completely naked and didn't think anything of it. We lived in the suburbs on a nice piece of property at the time so I was able to get away with it because it was usually dark and my neighbors couldn't see me.

One evening they came home unexpectedly early because the concert they had been planning on going to see had been cancelled. As usual, I was outside in the backyard. I come up on the deck to come in the house and all of the sudden the lights come on and there is my mom, stepdad and others friends and family standing at the backdoor looking out and there I was naked as a jaybird with the deer in the headlights look on my face. At that time, everyone disappeared and my mom brought me into the kitchen, made me sit on a towel and started explaining to me that she understood that I didn't like wearing clothes and that was okay but I needed to keep it in the house or at a place where it was accepted, because I could get arrested for it. She also explained that I needed to keep it a secret because "Nobody will understand and nobody needs to know my business." I heard and listened to everything but was still too full of shock "OMG MY MOM HAS SEEN ME NAKED" to pay a whole lot of heed to what she was saying.

We had a family room that up to this point I had never been allowed to be in for some reason. I found out why a couple of weeks after the shocking incident of mom seeing me naked. I was invited in one night, there sat my mom, stepdad, Aunt Linda, Uncle Tim, Aunt Vickie, Uncle Stanley and some other friends of the family, having one heck of a jam session. They were playing instruments, singing and having one heck of a great time. Oh, did I mention that none of them were wearing a single stitch of clothing? It was at that point that I realized and believed what my mom said about it being okay. I took my clothes off, joined in the fun and never looked back, although I did keep it a secret with the exception of some close friends for many, many years afterwards.

I finally came out of the closet so to speak about my being a naturist/nudist about 3 or 4 years ago when my ever evolving relationship with God brought me to an understanding that trying to keep secrets from him and anyone else is detrimental to building relationships. At that point, I tell it to the world and am very active in advocating the lifestyle. I refuse to hide the fact from anyone and do so without fear of repercussions. Are there and will there be repercussions from being so open about it? Yes there have been and will be but I do not fear them because I believe HE has got my back and will guide me through the process of dealing with them.

Whose business is it?

January 24, 2015 in Uncategorized

I have had numerous people accuse me of being dishonest about other members of my family also participating in the naturist/nudist lifestyle because in all my pictures I am the only one nude and they are all wearing clothing of some sort.

1) It shouldn't matter one way or another if I share pictures of them participating in the lifestyle with me or not, you should just take my word for it even though it isn't really any of your business to begin with.

2) I do not take or allow others to take any nudes of my daughter due to legal reasons but if you dig around my profile enough you will find the strong evidence that she does not only participate in it she defends me and the lifestyle.

3) Although, yes, I do have nudes of my wife and I, she has requested that I do not share any of them without her permission so due to the tremendous amount of respect and the deep love I have for her I do not share them. Again like our daughter if you dig through my profile enough you will find the proof that she does indeed participate in the lifestyle as well.

4) My son and his significant other are not nudist at all but are accepting of it to the point that they do not mind me or anyone else being nude around them. The way they participate or show support for me and the lifestyle is they are both willing and have taken numerous photos of me where I am nude and have even been in photos with me where they are clothed and I am not.

Now please bear in mind while I am almost militant about the lifestyle, ie: I will be nude whenever I believe I can get away with it and if I am home then I will be nude, they will not. They are more like the when in Rome type of nudist, ie: they will usually only be nude at resorts or other social occasions where nudity is the norm.

I am proud that my family accepts me and are participants in the lifestyle in one way or another even if they do not get nude or do not get nude as often as I do.
Any questions?

OMG, You're one of those kind of people?!?!?!

April 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

As I read various articles and delve deeper in to the lifestyle choices outside what the majority of the world consider normal, I have discovered that there is one thing that is prevalent among all of them, the feeling that we need to hide it from everyone.

I know for a several years I chose to hide my lifestyle from people because I was afraid of what they might think or what they might say or even possibly do. I hear all the time from various people, all because I choose not to hide the fact that I am a, here I go again with that word, A NUDIST.

“OMG you’re a pervert”
“Psst, don’t go around that man or let your kids anywhere near him because he doesn’t wear any clothes.”
“You mean you let your kids see you like that?”
“OMG You’re creepy, how could you let your family (wife, son, daughter) take those kinds of pictures of you?”
“Somebody needs to call the local children’s services on you!”
“Nobody wants to see that nasty stuff.”
“They will fire you if they find out.”
“You will never get a job”
“The bible says that is a sin and you’re going to hell.”

We all have our reasons for wanting to hide our chosen lifestyle/s but fear and shame seem to be the biggest reasons. What are your reasons for not being more confident, being proud of the lifestyle you have chosen and announcing to “your world”, I AM “insert lifestyle choice here!”?

I choose to no longer hide who or what I am so for the record, here is my announcement. My name is Moe and I am a nudist, bisexual, husband, father, son, brother, christian and a biker. I think the biggest thing I am is no longer afraid.

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