Members At Woodstock Nudist Camp Attempt To Debunk Myths

Member of a nudist camp in Woodstock are attempting to debunk some of the myths about their lifestyle. Full Story
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Merry

Wallingford, CT

#1 Sep 6, 2008
Yeah, no-one really looks...they're more interested in the eyes....really!
News Addict

Boston, MA

#2 Sep 6, 2008
Freedom..that's why I love it here. So many people are hung up on nudity being shameful...the body is beautiful...
Pat

Willington, CT

#3 Sep 6, 2008
It's a very freeing equalizing way to be. This is a community that runs in large part by volunteers. Everyone cooperates icluding on the ethics and morays and keeping an appropriate tone. This is SO not what people think! It's wonderful.
Yarbs

United States

#4 Sep 6, 2008
Just because you CORY or SORY check people does not mean it's a safe environment!

You seriously call this a family environment?!?!?!

What if the predator hasn't got caught yet or they are a first time offender checking out your kids?

Who in their right mind would expose their kids to that kind of risk?

Don't get me wrong...

I'm not against being naked or in the "natural state" but for gods sake with and in front of children?

And especially in today's "To catch a predator" mindset.

To say that sexuality isn't involoved is a complete lie. Maybe it isn't for some people.

But as a straight male, to say you are not aroused by an attractive, naked adult female body is completely contradicting the natural reproductive mechanisms of the human body.

Sounds like a huge beach eye orgy to me.
Southington Mom

Southington, CT

#5 Sep 6, 2008
I agree with Yarbs and now that it has made news all the predators can go there ... hooray for the news !!!
Virginia

Wilbraham, MA

#6 Sep 6, 2008
As Solair member, I can tell you that
if someone was getting a thrill from looking at anyone's children, it would be noticed in an instant, unlike a clothed venue like a mall or sporting event. There is less risk for my children to be at Solair, where all the adults look out for each other's kids, than in my own neighborhood, where I don't even know the people who live two doors down from our house.

The environment at Solair is naturally very social and family-friendly, where people do very ordinary things like play volleyball or swim in total body freedom, without the discomfort of sweaty clothing or wet bathings suits trapped against their skin.

Most men find that arousal comes from situations much more than actual nudity, and that a barely dressed body can be more of a turn-on than a totally undressed one. And because everyone (not just two people) is unclothed, and doing ordinary everyday things, it's a non-sexual environment.
Brian F

Minnetonka, MN

#8 Sep 7, 2008
For Yarbs and Southington Mom: have you ever actually GONE to a nudist event?
WRL

Mystic, CT

#10 Sep 8, 2008
Great analysis from Virginia, the s**t-house psychiatrist. If you pranced around your house with your kids naked you would be considered a perv in my book. Adding canoes and volley ball doesn't change it. Can you say "risk of injury to a minor" boys and girls?
Mike from Hartford

Newington, CT

#11 Sep 8, 2008
While I do not embrace the lifestyle, I do think it is possible for adults to be around each other nude but control their arousal.

My doctor is a women. I have been nude in front of her numerous times. While she was fully clothed, as a younger man this would have sent me into arousal or more but I have learned to control it so that is no longer an issue and the sight of my wife lightly clothed is stronger for me
TVS

Manchester, CT

#12 Sep 8, 2008
So are the kids naked too?

Thats sick! How can a parent allow that? if an adult wants to participate in a nudist camp, hey whatever toots your horn. BUT CHILDREN???
Southington Mom

Southington, CT

#13 Sep 8, 2008
Ok so as I read the additional comments, NO I have never nor would I ever subject myself and over my dead body, my kids to such lunacy !!!!!! WRL makes a perfect point, if we pranced around naked in our homes in front of our children, i would have to guess DCF would be banging down the door !!!! And to VIRGINIA, maybe you don't know your neighbors because of Solair ... it is just abnormal in today's crazy world .. sorry but it is !!
Paul

Australia

#14 Sep 9, 2008
I always find it funny that the people in society who write in bagging the naturist life are the ones who have probably never set a foot into a naturist resort or beach ever. They all believe the negative reactions the sensationalist media want you to believe.
My girlfriend and I have travelled to many resorts in Europe, USA, and Australia and we will be bringing our kids up in a naturist house and family friendly resort.
We have seen plenty of normal, well adjusted kids grow into teens who respect their bodies and have a good respect for others of the opposite sex.
To say it is immoral and unnatural shows you think that the human body is shameful. Everbody is entitled to an opinion but until you have actully experienced it, then you really have no leg to stand on.

“No. 1 with a bullet”

Since: Aug 08

Chesterfield, MO

#15 Sep 9, 2008
Paul wrote:
I always find it funny that the people in society who write in bagging the naturist life are the ones who have probably never set a foot into a naturist resort or beach ever. They all believe the negative reactions the sensationalist media want you to believe.
My girlfriend and I have travelled to many resorts in Europe, USA, and Australia and we will be bringing our kids up in a naturist house and family friendly resort.
We have seen plenty of normal, well adjusted kids grow into teens who respect their bodies and have a good respect for others of the opposite sex.
To say it is immoral and unnatural shows you think that the human body is shameful. Everbody is entitled to an opinion but until you have actully experienced it, then you really have no leg to stand on.
The leg that I have to stand on, is that I would never parade my 10 yo daughter around naked in front of grown men, or anybody else for that matter. If you would have no qualms about being in a room with naked children, then you have issues.
annoyed

East Hartford, CT

#16 Sep 9, 2008
For all the Adults Rock on! The kid thing not cool. I agree with the fact that if parents there adult friends and kids all hung out at the house nude DCF would be all over that. Yo have to admit natural or not it is weird. A 11 year is very self conscios about there bodies and you prance them aound with a bunch of people naked. It is weird
Live It

Los Angeles, CA

#17 Sep 10, 2008
Yarbs,So.Mom,WRL, TVS, MEE and annoyed:

You're all...self centered, narrow minded, bigoted idiots! Oh.."I'm sorry" (don't you hate when someone writes "I'm sorry but"...they're not sorry!)...am I generalizing and speaking of someone or something I know nothing about!? Just as the 6 of you that have posted something that you know nothing about.

The world is fine as long as everyone feels the way you do, acts the way you do and thinks the way you do. Open your mind. Think before you open your mouth and insert your foot.
annoyed

East Hartford, CT

#18 Sep 10, 2008
Live It wrote:
Yarbs,So.Mom,WRL, TVS, MEE and annoyed:
You're all...self centered, narrow minded, bigoted idiots! Oh.."I'm sorry" (don't you hate when someone writes "I'm sorry but"...they're not sorry!)...am I generalizing and speaking of someone or something I know nothing about!? Just as the 6 of you that have posted something that you know nothing about.
The world is fine as long as everyone feels the way you do, acts the way you do and thinks the way you do. Open your mind. Think before you open your mouth and insert your foot.
So what u r sayig is u have the right to an opionon but the rest of us don't? Read your own comment but address it to urself you idiot

“No. 1 with a bullet”

Since: Aug 08

Chesterfield, MO

#19 Sep 10, 2008
Live It wrote:
Yarbs,So.Mom,WRL, TVS, MEE and annoyed:
You're all...self centered, narrow minded, bigoted idiots! Oh.."I'm sorry" (don't you hate when someone writes "I'm sorry but"...they're not sorry!)...am I generalizing and speaking of someone or something I know nothing about!? Just as the 6 of you that have posted something that you know nothing about.
The world is fine as long as everyone feels the way you do, acts the way you do and thinks the way you do. Open your mind. Think before you open your mouth and insert your foot.
I guess then, that we agree to disagree. You keep thinking it's ok to parade naked children around in front of grown NAKED men,,,,, and I'll keep thinking your a Moron.:-)
Brian F

Minnetonka, MN

#20 Sep 10, 2008
For those who have never experienced a nudist setting, but insist that it's strictly the domain of perverts and sex hounds:

You admit that you know nothing about the phenomenon, but your ignorance is only exceeded by your vitriolic disdain for it. Does that make any sense? Do some research, particularly into the psychological aspects of naturism. One study, for instance, finds that "Children's exposure to nudity is not only not harmful, it appears to be beneficial. Children who are raised as nudists (or in nude-friendly families) grow up to be adults who are comfortable with their bodies and their sexuality."

Think seriously and rationally about the issue. If you have objections besides your self-righteous knee-jerk reactions, share them. If not, you're welcome to your opinion, but keep the name-calling to yourself.
Dave

Watseka, IL

#22 Sep 24, 2008
I agree 100% that at first it may seem strange, but at nudist clubs, many screen for sexual preditors. You have to give your ID and other info. Plus, nudist resorts by nature are protective of the attendees.

If you never been there and seen first hand how one operates you may get the wrong ideas. I did. Now, I prefer a nudist swim to any other. on top of that nudists seem to come from all walks of life. One nite at the table we had a millionarie, a minister, a physician, a laboror and they we all comfortable.

Dont knock what you dont know. With the Internet you have a ton of resouces to investigate the topic.
David - the nudist

AOL

#23 Jun 6, 2009
I've never been to this thread before, but since I've come across it and read (skimmed mostly) the comments, I think it's time I add my say. As I am a nudist, though raised as a textile, I'm still struggling to break free from the way I was originally taught about nudity. That said, I am much more comfortable with the human body and I agree with a few comments in this thread. While I myself have never been to a nudist resort, I have been to a lot of websites that explain what this lifestyle is all about. There's nothing wrong with the human body. We're all born that way. We were created that way to begin with. Hiding the human body for any other reason than to protect from the elements is pure shame of what you were born with. I used to have that shame, but thank God I've found my way out of that shame. Ever since becoming a nudist, I have had more self-esteem and confidence than I ever had before. Not perfect, obviously, but much better than I used to be. Nudity is natural. Covering it up is man-made...and NOT natural at all. To people who say it's wrong, do you ever let your body breathe at all or do you keep it tightly secured with clothing that keeps it restricted? And, I mean more for showering or private needs.

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