Body Image Blogs

Body Image Blogs and Promoting Body Acceptance

Body Image Blogs by Felicity’s – Body acceptance is also referred to as being body positive. This approach could, or at least should, be considered the motto for social nudism.

It means a complete acceptance of the human body in all its diverse shapes and sizes. Regardless of race, age, or appearance, anyone can practice body acceptance for themselves and others.

There is no sense of embarrassment or shame.

Body acceptance could be the foundation for a way of life. One in which participants have a total freedom with the body that is truly liberating.

There is no need to be ashamed of the body itself or certain parts deemed taboo by society. Those who engage in full body acceptance may choose to engage in social nudity. They may participate in any activity without a need for clothing, and the best part is that they don’t have to feel bad about what their body looks like.

Read our articles and blogs about body image below:

New Research Shows That Naturism Improves Body Image & Happiness

Research Study Shows How Naturism Improves Body Image, Self-Esteem and Life Satisfaction At last, we have an actual research study about naturism and its positive effects on body image and happiness! The research was published online in the Journal of Happiness Studies on January 21st, 2017. It set out to investigate the “possible psychological benefits of naturism.” As the author notes, naturists have long been making claims about how naturism improves self-esteem, body image, happiness and has many other benefits. But as the situation indicates, “very little empirical research has investigated these benefits or any plausible explanations for them.” This is ... Read more

The Real Nude Beach Project: Introducing Bruce

The Real Nude Beach Body Positive Photography Project: Interview with Bruce Meet Bruce, the 8th participant of my series, The Real Nude Beach Photography Project, which took place at Gunnison Beach in 2017. Bruce has been visiting Gunnison for many years. He’s also become an outspoken and enthusiastic advocate for nudism, telling everyone he can about the beach. In this interview Bruce explains why the beach is not a catwalk, how to be respectful with photos and how to be a “live and let live” nudist. Read more in our full interview below! Introducing Bruce in The Real Nude Beach Body ... Read more

Real Nude Beach Photo Blog Project: Introducing Laura

The Real Nude Beach Body Positive Photography Project: Interview with Laura Meet Laura, the 7th participant of my series, The Real Nude Beach Photography Project, which took place at Gunnison Beach in 2017. Laura had her first social nude experience at the beach, which felt a little less intimidating for her after having already embraced topfreedom in NY. She was introduced to Gunnison through a bisexual / poly group and has never looked back. Learn more about Laura in our interview below! Introducing Laura in The Real Nude Beach Body Positive Photography Project Name: Laura Age: 24 years old Lives in Warren, NJ What ... Read more

Is Family Nudity and Nudism Really Good for Children?

Is Nudism, and Family Nudity Good for Children? Aren’t Kids Nudists Anyway? Is Nudism Good for Children and The Truth Behind Nudity in the Family: Guest blog by: Melissa Starr Benjamin Spock, Ann Landers, and Abigail van Buren, all popular authorities on child-rearing and other matters, have often warned of the dangers of exposing children to nudity. Though their theories on the matter are well-known, are they truly valid? Is there solid research to prove it? Studies of how nudity affects kids are actually sparse, though they have slightly increased in number in recent years. The findings and their interpretations are ... Read more

The Real Nude Beach Project: Introducing Kwan

The Real Nude Beach Body Positive Photography Project: Interview with Kwan Meet Kwan, the 6th participant of my series, The Real Nude Beach Photography Project, which took place at Gunnison Beach in 2017. Kwan is originally from Hong Kong and first started getting used to the idea of social nudity through an unusual experience in the Navy. His first nude beach visit was at Black’s Beach, but now he frequents Gunnison as an east coast resident. Learn more about Kwan in our interview below! Introducing Kwan in The Real Nude Beach Body Positive Photography Project Name: Kwan Age: In his 60’s Lives in Flushing, ... Read more

Body Issues – Nudist Mothers and Daughters Free From Shame at Rock Lodge

Nudist Mothers and Daughters Free From Body Issues Guest blog by: Isis Phoenix Paradise. Absolute Paradise. Those were the only words when thinking back on my day at Rock Lodge nudist club that were adequate to describe my experience and all in a brief visit to this magical sanctuary. “Packing light?” my husband joked with me as I put my sarong, towel and hat in my canvas beach bag. Conspicuously missing a swimsuit, I smiled. I had wanted to visit Rock Lodge all summer – a nudist paradise – beautiful lake, scenic hiking trails, wildlife and nature in abundance and ... Read more

The Real Nude Beach Project: Introducing Paul

The Real Nude Beach Body Positive Photography Project: Interview with Paul Meet Paul, the 5th participant of my series, The Real Nude Beach Photography Project, which took place at Gunnison Beach in 2017. Paul is somewhat new to social nudism, but his beach experiences have had a significant impact on how he views himself and others. In this interview, he talks about body image and how naturism has helped him become a better person. Introducing Paul in The Real Nude Beach Body Positive Photography Project Name: Paul Age: 34 years old Lives in Hempstead, NY What do you do for a living? And / ... Read more

The Real Nude Beach Project: Introducing Maryann

The Real Nude Beach Body Positive Photography Project: Interview with Maryann Meet Maryann, the 4th participant introduced here for the Real Nude Beach Photography Project that took place at Gunnison Beach in 2017. Maryann is a seasoned veteran of Gunnison, having been frequenting the beach for many years. She still goes almost every weekend in the summer and in this interview she tells us what she loves so much about the nude beach! Interview with Maryann for the Real Nude Beach Photography Project at Gunnison Beach Name: Maryann Age: 56 years old Lives in Howell, NJ What do you do for a living? ... Read more

The Real Nude Beach Project: Introducing Klaus

The Real Nude Beach Body Positive Photography Project: Interview with Klaus Meet Klaus, the subject of my 3rd interview here for the Real Nude Beach Photography Project that took place at Gunnison Beach in 2017. Klaus describes his first experience at the beach, debunks common misconceptions about nude beaches and offers his thoughts on why America can’t handle social nudity. So check out the full interview below and post a comment to let us know what you think! Interview with Klaus for the Real Nude Beach Photography Project at Gunnison Beach Name: Klaus* Age: 27 years old Lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Sexual orientation: ... Read more

Nude Beach Project: Michael and Laurie

The Real Nude Beach Body Positive Photography Project: Interview with Michael and Laurie Introducing Michael and Laurie (and family) — We have interviewed them for our “Real Nude Beach” photography project that took place at Gunnison Beach in New Jersey. Michael and Laurie are frequent visitors of the beach, which they enjoy with their kids and other families. Check out the interview / photos below to learn more about them and how the beach benefits them and their children! Interview with Michael and Laurie for the Real Nude Beach Photography Project at Gunnison Beach Name: Michael and Laurie Age: 49 and 43 ... Read more