Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Nudist, Naturist, Naktiv or Other?

A Nudist is a social animal who wants to be surrounded by others of like mind, everyone must be naked, no-one should know they are a nudist unless that person is also a member of the private club. Being a nudist means staying within an enclosed "nudist only" space where clothes are forbidden at all times. A nudist must not be seen naked outside of the enclosure, and photography is forbidden too, because no-one who is not a nudist must be able to see the nude nudist, or their image.

The Naturist is an environmentally concerned creature, who wants to be naked in nature. The naturist is not quite so focused on sharing their nakedness with other people, therefore being naked alone is fully acceptable, nature and environment is altogether more prominent in naturist thinking. The naturist is much less concerned with what other people think, and tends to be much more focused on feeling the air and weather directly on their skin, getting close to and experiencing raw nature for it's own sake.

The Naktiv beast is someone for whom freedom of choice is everything. Being naktiv means to incorporate nakedness in your everyday life, wherever and whenever you *choose* to. While this typically includes recreation time, more and more people are integrating their working environment also, whenever possible. When seeing the naked human body is synonymous with breathing, then meeting other naked, or clothed, people becomes a natural event also, and that one might be seen naked, or photographed, is a redundant concern. Thus being naktiv meshes well with protest movemements such as the highly popular World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR), where there is also a strong environmental message. Being naktiv means to value the individual more highly than their clothes, at all times and in all contexts.


What do you think?

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Charges against naked hiker dropped

Charges against naked hiker dropped:


One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!



Saturday, 13 November 2010

The Naked European Walking Tour 2011

The Naked European Walking Tour dates for 2011 have been extended. To encourage more women to take part and so we don't have to walk quite so fast and can have a relaxing week's naked hiking in the Alps: first week in July: Sunday 3rd July -> Saturday 9th July 2011

Keep up to date with the latest info here: http://www.naktiv.net/newt/2011



ps. we'd like to encourage women to participate more, and you can help by offering to carry the heavier items of kit ;-)

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Naked Hiking Documentary.

A short documentary our roving reporter (Annikki) made about this year's NEWT: http://www.oddisee.tv Enjoy! Rich.

Monday, 26 July 2010

When asking whether nudity is truly ok or not, (original posting here: http://skinbook.ning.com/forum/topics/nudity-is-truly-ok-or-not), it struck me that while some people were perfectly comfortable for their naked photos to be seen online, the main reason given for the opposite reaction was the possibility of someone in a position of power over them knowing about their nudity. In particular, the opinions of family and friends, work colleagues and other ofessionals, were high on the list of people who "must not find out". Mostly because of the possibility of the ultimate modern social rejection; being sacked from their job. This is essentially moral/social/behavorial blackmail.

I'm sure this is (unfortunately) a reasonable fear in many cases, but for this situation to change, people have to be prepared to stand up and say they are (sometimes) naked, and to prove it. Posting naked photos on the 'net is one sufficiently positive way to prove it, and while this should clearly be a personal decision, the question remains as to whether this is not actually necessary for societal change to occur. If we can equate choosing not to wear clothes with, say, choosing to wear a particular type of watch, or a turban, or owning a cat, then there is no way anyone can blackmail you on the basis of your preference for a particular type of pet, or headwear, etc. When sufficient people do this, no-one will be able to go to your boss and say: "look, here's a naked photo of whatsisname I found on the 'net", because the boss will just say: "so what, and I don't pay you to spy on the personal habits of your fellow workers, this isn't nazi germany, or communist russia, and aren't you supposed to be working anyway...?"

So, the question really is: "do we give in to blackmail of our personal behaviour, every single day of our lives, or do we do something positive about stopping it?"


ps. Here's a page of organisations and people who want to do something about it: http://www.naktiv.net/change.html

Naked European Walking Tour 2010

The plan for the next Newt (2010) (Naked European Walking Tour) is to meet for a week of naked hiking somewhere in the European Alps. The currently published dates are now fixed. The precise route is undecided, but the approximate location will be south of Salzburg in Austria.

Second week in August: Monday 9th August-> Friday 13th August 2010

For more info see: http://www.naktiv.net/newt/2010/index.html