Northwest Nudist

Changes to profile

August 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

Applying for a new job…and as such, had to change some account settings (to limit what is crawled by those damn web bots). Should someone search by my real name. Not that I am afraid to let people know I am a nudist, I would just prefer it to be on my terms. Mr. Naktiv Admin, please forgive my need for anonymity and using a pen name instead of a real name for my profile.

Why do you love nudism?

November 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

I shared this thought with a friend today through chat: "Every human body has a story…and it is through that story the defines how we are shaped."

When we are nude we are presenting that story for all the world to see. Every stretch mark, every freckle, every scar, every tattoo, every piercing…no book jacket needed (clothes). It is the easiest way of saying to the world, this is me. This is who I am, this is what I have done with my life.
I think it is that honest bearing of the soul that scares a lot of people. Clothes can protect us, they can hide us, they can make us appear as how we want the world to see us. Nudism gives us a level of transparency that conflicts with society's norms.

Why do you love nudism?

Online Nudists Male vs Female

October 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

It’s a question I have often pondered. Is it harder to be a nudist creating an online identity as a male, or as a female?

As a male…first off, I do have to have a pen name to protect my identity. Second…I just become another penis in an ocean of penises. It would seem that there are more males willing to come out as a nudist than females. Lastly, even though I am happily married with a wife who enjoys being nude as much as me…it’s hard to make other female friends without sounding like I am coming on to them. Or in the very least remove the image that I am coming on to them.

The only aspect I see as a male guessing as being a problem of females is all the damn men trying to hit on them or making degrading sexual remarks on any images they post of themselves.

But I love some feedback. Is it harder (no pun intended) to be a male nudist or a female nudist?

Nude TV…Like it, Love it, Hate it…what say the nudist?

September 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

So I begin this blog with a link to an article that I had to read a few times. The authors views are very adamant in being against Naked TV, and I think the biggest reason being is that he is associating nudity with sex (Link:

With the exception of Dating Naked, I can't think of a "Naked TV" show that is designed to offer any kind of sexual gratification by watching it. Naked and Afraid for example (A show I really enjoy watching) is about getting primal and taking everything down to man/woman against nature. 21 days with nothing but their own instincts for survival. As members of this show will say (at great lengths) there is no sexual urge to do anything, all their focus is on surviving. What are your thoughts?

Nudity and Sensuality

September 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Is there a stigma with being nudist and enjoying the sensuality of it?

As nudists we all agree that being nude feels natural and it’s just down right comfortable. What about the enjoyment received by the feelings of sensuality? I know 95% of the time when I get naked it is simply because I cannot stand being in clothes any more and I just need to unwind and relax. By Hollywood’s standards I do not fit the mold of perfection…far from it. But this does not mean that there are times when I feel damn good about my self and (dare I say it) I feel sexy. Okay that last part was after I watched 300 Rise of an Empire while working out and felt more like a Spartan.

Yet still, I know the artist in me finds great beauty and sexuality with the human form. I enjoy being naked, I enjoy seeing other people enjoying themselves being naked. I do not find myself driven with lust, but I do find a certain sense of sensual enjoyment by being surrounded by the nude form. Sensual as in, each of my senses are experiencing some form of enjoyment from the experience. My eyes enjoy the beauty of the human form. My ears enjoy hearing nude people enjoying themselves. My sense of touch is aroused by the breeze of the wind, the warmth of the son, and yes the embrace of nude friend or lover. My sense of taste is heightened because my other senses are experiencing blissful enjoyment. So wine tastes sweeter, foods taste richer.

Being nude removes the barriers of class and social status. It presents to the world who I am in all my imperfect glory. A blond male, who is slightly overweight and loves to laugh and smile. I am not suggesting that when I get nude I am over whelmed with a state of mind filled with sex, and lust filled deviant thoughts. But I will not deny there is a sense of sensuality that comes with being nude alone and socially that I find divine.

Nude Fitness…

November 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

So recently I joined up for this Forum called NerdFitness. Hey…I'm a nerd, and I am trying to become healthier and fit so I figured, why not…

After signing up, I became curious to peek in their Forums to see who, if any of my fellow nerds enjoyed working out nude.

First, I was happy to see that someone actually started a thread in the forum that specifically addressed the issue…Much to my dismay, however, a lot of the individuals spoke out against such a practice. Their primary concern was a very valid concern and it was an issue that I found rather funny. First off…the main issue addressed was safety (from the male point of view), the second was (how shall I put this)…women who's concern was that their upper body makeup would bounce around too much and they have to wear gear to keep the ladies down.

The point that I'd like to make is, that no one in this Vanilla Nerd-sentrick forum was really concerned about the action of being naked…but was more concerned on the bouncing of bits as you bounce around. Which I found both funny and kind of cool. Now, I am certain there are many of us here who do exercise nude. I love it. I don't have to pull off sweaty work out clothes, I just have to go from my home gym into my shower and then relax.

For those nudists who enjoy exercising nude…how do you keep your bits protected or keep them from bouncing around?

Nudism….is it a Social Movement? Should it be?

October 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

Over the weekend my homework wanted me to focus on social movements from the view of the leader versus the group and think about what the group could accomplish that a leader could not, or visa versa. I initially started looking at things that were related to LGBTQ as I am a firm advocate for their causes and discovered that there are some great organizations and leaders out there to help out these individuals. This got me thinking though. A social movement should have groups and organizations that help advance the movement or the cause.

Should the acceptance of Social Nudism or Naturism have groups and organizations that help advance our movement and or cause? Should there be leaders that go out and petition society to accept our need to be textile free? I guess the question of the matter is…do nudist/naturists feel discriminated against? Are nudists/naturists denied health care or some or service simply because we don't want to wear clothes? Is the idea of accepting a nudists/naturist because of their need to be textile free enough to go to congress requesting they adapt the laws to our needs?

To address these ideas I found the following articles:


Hanging up my hat (Just me venting)

September 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

Well, I made it almost a year on Facebook with Live Life Leafless. Unfortunately I just couldn't take all the bullshit with that page and the self policing. I did a test for about a week, I created a fictitious Facebook page and posted all sorts of sexually explicit material all over the place, added all sorts of "friends," joined all sorts of adult related Facebook groups and shared out their sexually explicit posts. For a solid week I didn't hear one peep from Facebook over my behavior. Switch back to my real profile I post a simple picture of three nude women that displayed their butts and within no time at all I was given a 7 day day banishment.

So, with that I am just not going to do it anymore. There is no sense in championing nudism on social networking. I don't actually represent a business or real organization. Just an idea. I just don't understand, I had 800 people following the page. I received 99% positive feed back if you don't include the one religious guy that kept posting religious propaganda (which made no sense), one has to think with all the nudity on the web, that being nude none sexually wouldn't be as offensive.

I suppose it's best to take my page down than to have it taken from me. Apparently I am just Too Hot for Facebook.

MOPD – Multiple Online Personality Disorder…

July 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

I'm curious to see how many of you have what I call Multiple Online Personality Disorder. You have different logins, email addresses, avatars, accounts for the different aspects of your life. I think I have 10 active email addresses that I check fairly often. I have 2 different Facebook accounts. I run two blogs on blogger, three on Tumblr, I can go on, but I think you get the point.

I'm not really certain if this is a bad thing or not. Humans are complicated individuals, and sometimes I feel I am one of the most complicated. There are so many different aspects to my personality, and I know that many of the people that I share my alternate personalities with do not all share the same interests. So, in an effort to expand my own personal network, for my own personal interests, I have these different personalities.

So in all honesty…how many of you are like me? How do you manage your personalities? Do you find you are spending way too much time managing your personalities and keeping in touch with your "network?" Do you ever feel burned out? Do you ever wish you could just consolidate all your personalities into one?

Feeling philosophical…

June 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

Feeling philosophical today, trying not to step on anyones toes here with this thought…

Statement: Humans like to cause chaos.

Fact: The societal norm is textile.

Fact: Although depicted in all forms of art, human nudity is a social taboo.

Argument: Being nude is a method of causing chaos, since being nude is against the societal norm and taboo.

Argument: It is theoretically conceivable that the draw for nudism is to create chaos.

Question to ponder: If being nude was widely accepted would there be such a draw to be nude?

Theoretical Answer: Yes. In fact, in theory, even more humans would chose to be nude if it were more widely accepted. It would be no different than interracial marriage, gay marriage or other past societal taboos.

Argument: Some societal taboos have been proven to be more than just choice and have been accepted as genetic.

Question to ponder: Do we enjoy being nude as a method of releasing positive endorphins, or as method of protest?

I'm opening this up for discussion. Thoughts?

Nudism, then and now

April 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

A while ago, I wrote the following message to a variety of individuals. Because I was struggling with the nudist inside of me and I just couldn't handle the amount of stress I was causing myself.

"To whom it may concern:
I write to the authors of this blog/site in an attempt to find acceptance and to seek out advice. With that said, I have a very simple question…

How does one gain acceptance for their lifestyle choices without being thrown into the fires?

I am sorry, that question is way to broad of a subject to begin. So, I will offer some background, before I delve deeper into the question. As far as I can remember, and that is pretty far, I have always been comfortable with being nude. Now as a grown up who can rationalize grown up thoughts, I feel nudity as a sense of freedom, and for lack of better word, it feels pure.

I love being naked, I love being outdoors naked, I love to swim naked, I love to hike, garden and be naked. To me, there is no better sense of being than, being nude. I spend as much time as I can naked because it just feels natural.

Fortunate for me, I have a wife who understands this need, and allows me the freedom to express that need when ever I feel. She enjoys that same freedom, but is a lot more refined in her desires to express them, which is OK. I accept her comfort levels and I never pressure her, I may encourage her, but I know when the limit will be set.

So how does one move beyond hiding nudism? How does one begin to openly announce they enjoy nudism to their friends, family, colleagues and other social groups without becoming a social pariah? I understand there is nothing wrong with nudity. I do, however, know that the people that I associate with on a fairly regular basis would sooner judge me a sexual deviant than as a free spirit.

I envy the courage of those who have gone before me who have thrown caution to the wind and I need to know, how do I get to that step?"

I received few replies, and I can understand why. This was a tall order to fill, so to speak. If this question were posed to me now, I would reply something to the effect of "It's different for everybody, and you need to find which way works best for you that still allows you to be who you are and want to be."

There is no way to avoid becoming the social pariah, you have to express yourself at a level that is comfortable for the environment you are in. I have come to understand that my town will not accept me if I were to walk around town nude. I would, without a doubt be arrested on the spot. This is not something that I wish to have happen to me and I do not wish to put my son in a position where he will need to explain his fathers actions. My willingness and want to be nude "all the time" is going to be what is morally right.

Fortunate for me, I am still very young, and my son will be 18 very shortly. My wife and I will have plenty of time to get out and explore the world for all that it has to offer. Nude and clothed. Nudism will always be a part of me and I have just learned when to take advantage of every chance to rip of my repressive clothes. If that means for the time being that is the comfort of my home, and when I go camping/hiking then that's where it needs to stay for now.

Thank you,
Martin (Cheers)

Odd thoughts

April 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

A weekly chore my wife and I have is sorting laundry. Yes, we all have to wear clothes sometimes, but I digress. As I stood among the dirty laundry piled into various methods of sorts, I looked down and stated "of all of my appendages, my penis is rather a strange thing." In truth I suppose it is. In the grand design of the male body, it has no pair as the rest of my appendages. Yes I have two testicles, but of penis and shaft, I have but one. Now I wouldn't say my penis is small, I think it to be about average and that's fine as its the right size for me. It is rather amazing that in its relaxed state, it is rather small and protrudes from the body just far enough to say "hi." In all truthfulness in its non erect state, it seems rather vulnerable just hanging there in the breeze.

I suppose what is most interesting about the vision I saw as I stared down my torso was the simple fact that without sucking in my stomach I could actually see my penis. That is to say, that recently with the change of diet, I have lost a considerable amount of weight and my stomach no longer shadows my odd appendage.

I'm rather proud of my protruding friend, clean shaven and well designed. I know that this is a rather unique blog post, and if it offends…why are you here exactly? Yes, in the grand scheme of the male design it is rather strange to have just a singular penis in the middle of my torso but anatomically its placement makes a lot of sense. I would think it stranger still if it were in any other location.

Thank you

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