(Guest Naturist Blog By Anon)
Nude Run and Body Image:
Nude Run – For years I fought with my own body image. I spent nearly half my life working with issues concerning my appearance and self worth. Obviously, I ‘d eating disorders that came from those issues as well.
The thought of being naked in public never really appealed to me.
But the conceptual notion of naturism had always intrigued me on some level. It appeared like it would be a very liberation (and quite courageous) expertise. Anyone who could lose all of the fabric and I learned something about myself that summer that concealed their body from others had to be incredibly comfortable within their own skin. Therefore I promised myself that someday, when I would be more powerful and more accepting of myself, I would give naturism a try.
It took a number of years, and several false starts. But then the day actually came and I was prepared to be courageous! A couple of years earlier I had heard about the Yearly Sunny Buns Fun Naked Run that would take place in a town near me. It was only a mile run, through among the more heavily wooded parks and didn’t gain a large audience of non-participants. It looked like a reasonable place to take my clothes off and be nude in public for my first time.
Free the Nipple Film Still Topfree Activists Running in NYC
To me, the thought of doing a naked run sounded far more fun and enticing than hanging out at a naked BBQ or a naked pool party.
Therefore I signed up for the Entertaining Naked Run and payed my entrance fee. I found that even if I got scared and bailed at the last moment, the money actually would not be going to squander (since it was a charity event). The day of the Nude Run dawned cloudy and grey but not terribly cold. I still was not certain if I was going to be courageous enough to do the event, but I at least was brave enough to show up.
To make an extended story short, I’ve to confess that I wasn’t able to strip all the way down that day at the Sunny Buns Fun Naked Run.
I arrived at the park and saw all of the other participants roaming around in various states of undress, talking and laughing and having a grand time. I must have looked freaked out because several women came over and started speaking to me.
NYC Body Painting Day – Image Credit: Luba Fayngersh
They described about the nude event, told me a little about their first encounters with social nudity, and in the end calmed me down a great deal.
And I managed to take off most, but not quite all, of my clothing. I just could not manage to let go of my underpants and bra at the last minute.
The Fun Naked Run was a tremendous measure. Particularly for someone like me, who has lived for so long fearful of her own skin. I haven’t been back to attempt an event again, but I’m confident I ‘ll at some point. I met some awesome people and had a one-of-a-kind experience, and I enjoy doing it again. And this time Iwill strive for completely naked.
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