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calgarymark
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Posted - 05/26/2020 :  5:22:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How about clothes-ist, or clothist, or clotheist? In my vocabulary, it would be a long 'o', as in clothes. Clotheist looks awkward and clothes-ist looks contrived, so of those three I vote for clothist. That would also satisfy those among us who choose to wear cloths (vs. clothes).

CalgaryMark
"Life's too short to be taken seriously".
"Be yourself - everyone else is taken". Attributed to Oscar Wilde.



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Warmskin
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Posted - 05/28/2020 :  08:27:20 AM  Show Profile  Send Warmskin a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I always thought naturism had a more down to earth, out in nature, philosophy, and that nudism was practiced in more civilized areas(home,nudist resorts, and the like).

I could be wrong as California summer rains, though, and would not mind being enlightened on this topic.

I rise early almost every morning and sit in my chamber, without any clothes whatever, half an hour or an hour, according to the season, either reading or writing.
Ben Franklin




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Nudony
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Posted - 05/28/2020 :  11:44:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Warmskin

I always thought naturism had a more down to earth, out in nature, philosophy, and that nudism was practiced in more civilized areas(home,nudist resorts, and the like).



That's the way I look at it too.

When I used to practice "rogue nudism", for example hiking naked on isolated trails, I considered it "naturism" since for me it was all about that solo naked connection with nature; becoming "one with nature" so to speak.

At the resort, I consider it "nudism" since I am part of the larger collective of social nudists.

At home I don't really consider it either; but rather just "casual nudity." For me to consider it nudism there has to an "element" beyond just being naked at home. For example if my wife and I decide to stay naked to play a board game, it becomes a "nudist evening" because we are purposely staying naked to enjoy each other's company without clothes. "Intent" makes the difference.

But that's just me...opinions and experiences vary.




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agde
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Posted - 06/05/2020 :  06:48:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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[i]...I vote for clothist. That would also satisfy those among us who choose to wear cloths (vs. clothes)...


Interesting comments! I like "clothist" too, but for some of us non-native-English speakers the combo of "cl", "th" and "ist" is nearly impossible to pronouce!

Another group to add to the list are people who fear nudity -- you know like that have nightmares of being someplace public, say at the office, "naked." The Old Guard and psychologists used to refer to this as "gymnophobia" but it seems that nowadays on social media, it is a recognized "social anxiety disorder" called "nudophobia." There are even groups offering treatments that guarantee a cure within 24 hours! Why doesn't AANR or Nudist-Resorts offer such courses? Anyway, going with the flow, perhaps we could call these people "nudophobians"?



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agde
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Posted - 06/05/2020 :  07:01:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All of a sudden it occured to me that I never feel "naked" without clothes. So I must not be a "nudist" because I don't feel nude. I am just plain old me. And, although I am comfortable with "living in harmony with nature," as the "naturist creed" says, I think that actually makes me more of an "ecologist" or "environmentalist" than a "naturist." I am comfortable being with others socially so I don't have any particular "social anxiety disorder." Unless it's something designed to elicit special behavior like a police uniform, my normal, courteous social interactions don't change based on what others are wearing or not. "Nudity" is thus an alien idea cooked up by nudophobians*, not me. They care about "nudity," not me.

We are not the "nudists" -- THEY ARE!

* See posts above and below.



Edited by - agde on 06/07/2020 7:39:18 PM

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calgarymark
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Posted - 06/05/2020 :  5:30:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Agde wrote: " "Nudity" is thus an alien idea cooked up by others, not me. They care about "nudity," not me."

I submit that sentence might read even better if you substituted your other chosen descriptor:

'Nudity is thus an alien idea cooked up by nudophobians, not me'

CalgaryMark
"Life's too short to be taken seriously".
"Be yourself - everyone else is taken". Attributed to Oscar Wilde.



Edited by - calgarymark on 06/05/2020 5:31:45 PM

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