Tuesday, 7 December 2010
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
Saturday, 13 November 2010
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
Monday, 26 July 2010
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
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