There seems to be a growing proportion of people out there who support environmental causes and aren’t shy about getting naked in public to show their support for them:
Of course, even if you are a little shy, it’s a whole lot easier to strip off in front of lots of other people if everyone else is going to be naked too. For some people, it’s an important enough cause to be worth overcoming their shyness or embarrassment to make a statement. For others, they love to be naked in public, rarely get the chance and this is a great opportunity for them. Others love to see lots of people naked up close and are confident enough to get naked to achieve that.
Human psychology is a complex thing and people fall into all sorts of categories. The fact remains, if you want to a “justified” excuse to get naked with lots of other people in a place nudity usually would not be accepted, events such as Tiger Streak, Bear All for Polar Bears and World Naked Bike Ride are becoming more widespread and popular.
Here’s an interesting nudity project that took place in Bristol, UK, this Thursday (15th November). Artist Claudio Ahlers recruited eight volunteers to appear naked in Corner 77, a venue in the Stokes Croft area of the city. The eight participants prepared themselves in private prior to being unveiled to the passing public outside.
The artist said the aim of the project was a celebration of common humanity, to show people of varying ages as their genuine selves. As is often the way, male participants completely outnumbered their female counterparts. Even though male nudity seems far more likely to cause offence, women are still less likely to be brave or confident enough to be seen naked in public.
To quote the artist, “Yes, nudity is often considered shocking but it has power and shared humility. Vulnerability shows our genuine selves.”
It would be nice to find out about such installations and events before they happen for once! If you hear about any naked events, please let us know ASAP.
Regular visitors will already know that the community site is already up and running with new members every day and a rapidly increasing collection of photos and videos. Now the non-community area is on the way too. With the new design, what used to be two sides of the same site are now separate sites running side-by-side. The community site has forums, video and photo uploads, private messaging and much more, all on the topic of nudity, getting naked and seeing other people naked. This other side of the site is a sort of nude news blog with some reviews thrown in eventually.
We’re working towards the big launch with a loose target of Saturday 17th November, but that date has already slipped twice.