Miss (and Mr!) Nude Second Life?

The Miss World competition has become an anachronism to the 21st century, and one derided by the feminist movement who see the celebration and exploitation of beauty as having no place in the modern world. While I can broadly agree with those sentiments, the flip-side is that for many of the recent winners, girls from the likes of Venezuela, India and Turkey, it’s possibly an escape route to a more glamorous life. No one forces the girls to participate, so why shouldn’t they freely compete is that’s their choice?

In the naturist world, things are slightly different, with many resorts organising their own beauty pageants. Miss Koversada (above), Miss Cap D’agde (2008 and 2009 winners pictured below), and Nudes-a-poppin’ to name but three. Often, there are male equivalents, too. They’re all done in a bit of fun, with the usual evening wear (naturists are always big on getting dressed up of an evening), swimwear and, finally, nude. The Miss Koversada competition does this as a towel wrapped section, in which the towel is eventually dropped.

All in all, good fun to watch and, I suppose, I’ve never done it, participate in. So…what about a Second Life equivalent? Miss (and Mr!) Nude Second Life?

I’ve got a few ideas where, perhaps, participants from various naturist sims could crown their own Miss and Mr Naturist, with the winners moving forward to a grand final. If the idea grows legs, we’ll look at finalising it all at the end of this year, but in the meantime I’d like your input. Good idea? Bad idea? Exploitation? Pointless? Sexist? A bit of fun? Let me know via the comments if you think you’d like to see (or participate in) a Mr or Miss Nude Second Life 2012 competition.

 

 

Seize the day!

Carpe Diem is a new one for me, but I’m pleased to add it to our list of naturist venues visited and enjoyed.

There’s a lovely spacious, golden sandy beach, not too much clutter on it, and a small mall. Club rules state ‘no bloodlines’, but there’s a bloodlines related shop in the mall, which is a bit odd. Never mind, as long as vamps aren’t asking me for bites, I’m not that bothered. 

Look, it was early morning, there was no one else around, and it was still a little chilly, so I kept my tank top and sarong on, OK?

There wasn’t anyone around when I visited, but I immediately liked the vibe here, because of the lack of poseballs, and another club rule saying that ‘not everyone wants to have sex, no harrassing’. Quite. Maybe they read my profile! 🙂 I’d like to go back, soon, and see it with a few others around. I suspect this will be an excellent socialising sim.

Carpe Diem , as you all know, is a phrase from a poem by Horace, from the longer quote ‘carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero’. Latin scholars amongst us (well, I sat at the back of class and did homeworks in other subjects when I was at school) understand this as ‘”Seize the Day, and put as little trust as possible in the future”. This is an aphorism well suited to Second Life. Live for the moments you have in your alternate existence and enjoy them! I do!

Now…all I have to do is seize a little more SL time while waiting for the RL sun to tilt in the general direction of the northern hemisphere!