Lots of people find it psychologically difficult to be naked in front of other people. It can be embarrassing, maybe even humiliating. Most of us experience being naked in front of other people at sports centre/swimming pool/gym locker rooms or during medical appointments, but those are situations where nudity is expected and very much the norm. In the former, it’s common for other people to be naked too which can make it much easier to cope with.
Getting completely naked in a situation where no-one would usually expect to be naked and/or where you are the only one naked and everybody else stays fully clothed can be much more embarrassing and harder to do.
Of course, there are many people out there who are not in the least bit shy, or outright enjoy being seen naked by others, but the majority still struggle with embarrassment and shyness. There are also people out there who get a thrill from the embarrassment.
In this photo, Demi has just experienced letting her friend Sarah strip her completely naked. I think it’s safe to say she found this embarrassing. Sarah seems to be enjoying it though!
The NakedExperiment concept took several years to develop into the website that it is today. The media likes to present the world as either mainstream or porn, with nothing in between, but we all know that’s not what the world is like. Lots of us, probably most, either like to see people naked, be seen naked or both. It can be art, a challenge, a bit of cheeky fun, exhibitionism or a mix of these.
It’s fun to experiment, stretch your boundaries, explore a curiosity or sometimes just push your limits and challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone. This is what this community is all about, but it took a while to get here. If you are interested in seeing a selection of videos which inspired the creation of this community, we’ve put together the key videos in a collection that you can buy, download and keep for just $8.95 (roughly £7). Any money raised from this collection goes towards the running costs of this community.
If you are an environmental concerned exhibitionist you really need to give the World Naked Bike Ride a try. It takes place in an ever-growing list of cities, so there’s a good chance that there will one near you in 2019.
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.