Nudists on TV are the Butts of the Joke

Guest blog by: Amanda Hughes
Nudists on TV – Here is a riddle. I am mid-20’s, female, 5’6″ brunette, fit, and I work a 9-5 job in a city.
What am I?
A naturist!
But chances are you did not think that unless you’re one.
Nudists know we come in all shapes, sizes and walks of life, but the public believes we’re all old, retired sex freaks.
Until you have tried it, you’ll likely knock it. Nudists are the butt of the media’s jokes (pun intended). Consider ABC’s television series Modern Family as an example.

This show generally does an excellent job of depicting alternative lifestyles, but their recent episode, “Fresh Year’s Eve,” was an eye-rolling letdown. When Phil and Claire believe they’ve a beautiful hot spring to their naked selves, a gaggle of nudists show up for “Nude Years Eve” (which by the way is a great thought).
Rather than shrugging it off and going with the flow, they’re clearly affected and examine the nudists like there is something wrong with them.
Claire is horrified to find herself among nudists on tv show Modern Family
The nudists signified in the show are a fair sample of who you see at nudist resorts. They’re middle aged, friendly, and unabashed about stripping down. The crowd is relatively ordinary except for the creepy resort bell hop who first told the couple about the hot spring. He afterwards shows up with the nudists, and the implication is that his aim was to see them naked.
Because only creepy pervs would tell you about a clothing-optional hot spring nearby, right? The producers don’t sexualize the scene – a great move – but they also don’t give us anything of material or anything we can learn from it, other than the cue that we should laugh at the nudists, not with them. Why can’t Phil and Claire say, “Oh what the heck, we are already naked!” and go along with it? Why the faces of disgust? Yes, their intimate moment is ruined, but why freak out about being nude in front of individuals who clearly do not care?
I get it. as a society don’t understand is odd. And anything weird is wrong. But talking from personal experience, as someone who had no exposure to nudism until maturity, NOTHING feels more peculiar than putting clothes back on after you’ve been without them for a weekend.
You start to consider how unnecessary garments are. How they tell us so much about someone before we’ve a chance to get to understand them. When we’re all nude, we are all on a level playing field. There’s nowhere to hide. And what you realize after getting over the first giggles and jolt which you can see everyone’s private parts is that we are all the same. There’s no status. There isn’t any circumstance by which to judge others. What you’re left with is something pure, unadulterated and liberating.
Picture standing in the cool summer rain with no clothing on. Why go inside, it’s not like your clothes will get wet! Picture swimming in a lake, unburdened by a sagging swimsuit. Imagine taking a shower with a handful of awesome friends, all naked, and it isn’t unusual.
Nude karaoke. Naked grilling. Naked yoga. camping – now there’s something. Do not you hate having to pitch on a bunch of clothes in a miniature tent right when you wake up, just to go to the toilet? These are all things I Have done with the Naturist Portal, and I am not a middle aged sex freak.
Now tell me one scenario that wouldn’t be better naked. I’ve got nothing.
Nudists on TV – Modern Family Not So Modern? was published by – Young Naturists and Young Nudists America FKK
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