The Dilemmas of Nudism and Sexuality Openly Discussed:

Naturism and Sexuality is apparently a hot topic today. We at Nudist Portal get a lot of of emails and questions each day concerning this very subject.
This week we got one such email, from a young person, who wanted to know how do we distinguish nudism and sexuality?
His e-mail read as follows:
“How does one separate sexuality from nudity? Don’t get me wrong; I am not attacking naturists, I want to be one. I think my question is: When does it become too sexualized? I presume that is what gets textile people’s textiles in a bunch. Where is the context?”
Below is the Q & A Between Jordan and Paul about nudism and sexuality:
What would you think of the questions?
They are fundamental and important. Although most naturists may know the primary answer to their own satisfaction, I Had like to start with a little context, as the questioner asks. Let’s contemplate the sex problem from a cultural standpoint, and the difficulties it poses for naturists.
American culture, fed if not headed by its mediamovies and pop music in addition to communications and advertisinghas turned sex into big business and a huge fixation. To use that fixation for commercial and political ends on a large scale, sex has to be oversimplified and narrow.
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What’s the result?
Because public expressions of explicit sexuality are generally banned, in traditional mass market visible representation a few square (or round!) inches of body parts readily become the oversimplified, narrow focus for that prohibition. You know, You can not reveal that!
But nudity is everywhere in the media, we’re told.
In basic mass media, only coy variations of nudity: a censored, false nudity, with no revealing this or that constantly managing, and an overwhelming emphasis on young women of a specific type. that should truly annoy naturists.
But does it benefit naturism any?
Possibly, but it comes from an alternate place, the exploitation of the fixation with sex. That is aimed at the primary decision makers: middle-aged, middle-class, heterosexual guys.
Naturism’s actual nudity of many different actual folks doing anything but hanging around in passive poses would bust up the game by making the manipulation substantially tougher.
What is the easiest means to assault that?
We could attempt sense! To most folks, if there’s an image of sex, it must affect nudity. Therefore, if there’s an image of nudity, it must involve sex. Is that plausible?
Naturists understand the answer to that.
I had set this to non-naturists, afterward: If there is an image of a guy, it must be a individual. Hence, if there is an image of a individual, it must be a man.
That illogicality is just like the one involving nudity. Unfortunately, logic is an enemy of forces of mass manipulation.
Why do not we simply say that nudism is not sexual and leave it at that?
Because it is complicated, and on an easy level I do not think it is accurate. The dilemma may well be: life is sexual.
How do nudists cope with all that in practice, rather than theory?
The simplest way to separate nudity from sexuality is to keep to the practice of nonsexualized nudity. The -ed is important, making nonsexualized mean not overtly sexual. In other words, naturist activities have no added sexual component beyond what bodies normally have when clothed.
But even that is a tough sale. To non-naturists, eating, swimming, or playing volleyball without clothes is either idiotic or sexually provocative. They’ve bought into the wrong two way automatic association between nudity and sexual expression.
Don’t naturists have an even tougher time understanding? They’re generally critical of behaviour that would be acceptable in a non nude occasion.
Naturism and Sexuality – What’s Too Sexual For Nudists?
To fight the impression that they are sexual deviants or threats, they try to act less sexual than everyone else.
Part of that’s a realistic defense, particularly for women in the existence of guys: when clothes come off, more borders are on. Social borders are fortified. But may surely be overdone.
How may it be overdone?
That looks strange now. There must always be some. Distinct naturists may have distinct views on them.
Such as?
Some say that guys shouldn’t be allowed erections, or that girls should not sit with their legs apart.