Why does it feel so good (to be naked)?

I’m making no apologies for linking to this post from the Naked Truth blog, and I’d encourage everyone to read the article.

While the pleasure of being naked may differ from person to person, the Naked Truth blog make an exceptional argument as to why we enjoy the feeling of being naked, whether naturist or not.

Even non-naturists will freely admit the feeling of getting out of bed naked and slipping downstairs to make a cup of tea or coffee, waiting for the kettle to boil and feeling the air on your skin is wonderful. In fact, most situations where we are naked in ‘not usually done naked’ situations feel great.

The posting includes photos, one of which I’ve re-posted below because it and a couple of others I was going to use looked perfect for SL replication. Initially I was going to include others which I eventually guessed are of the author and his partner, so I’ve deleted those from the post as I don’t have permission to reuse them.

A naked avatar doesn’t match the real life feeling, but I believe that walking an avatar through a ‘naked’ situation does give a sense of how it might feel in RL, simply because we can choose to plug our senses into the situation and use our imaginations to consider how the RL scenario might be. Lupe’s Forest does this exceptionally well, as you will get prompted while walking through it to ‘smell the scent of pine needles’ and so on. And thus our sense of awareness is heightened, so that a virtual, screen-driven experience does plug us into our memory banks of the scent of pine needles, or the feeling of walking barefoot on grass.

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Another wonderful element of the Naked Truth blog is that they’ve included some audio files, sounds of nature (in New Zealand), and I’d urge you to turn the sound up on these, turn the master volume down on your SL viewer, and take a walk through some bit of SL wilderness, trying to imagine the full naked in nature experience. ‘Naked Truth’ isn’t exclusively about naturism. You’ll find articles on George Orwell or Stansted airport, for example but one thing stands out: this is a an enthusiastic and right-thinking naturist writer who will remind us, in an article, of respect being needed for the countryside, an obvious understanding of nature and naturism being part of a larger whole, a larger holistic approach to the planet and our (naked) place within it.woodland glade_001b woodland glade3_001b woodland_001b

I managed to find a (non naturist) woodland glade, press-ganged my friend Bill to join me, and we captured a few shots of us being naked in nature (thanks for posing, Bill!)

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Adam zoekt Eva/Adan y Eva/Adam sucht Eva

You know the format by now. RTL, Dutch television, lands a male & a female on a desert island, naked. Sometimes a second Adam or Eve is introduced to the mix. Will romance blossom?

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Popular enough that there are now German & Spanish versions of the show, and I imagine other national versions will subsequently appear.

‘Adam’ and ‘Eve’ arrive separately on the island, and commence a long, naked walk towards each other to meet for the first time. They then live together on the island and…does love blossom?

It’s all for gratuitous nudity, of course.

While I personally think it’s idiotic and pointless it’s not going to stop me debuting on SLN with a kind of re-enactment of the show.

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Hello everyone. I’m Apricot and I’ll be joining the SLN team for occasional posts. So let’s begin by heading over to that desert island where I can be Eve and meet my Adam. Will romance blossom? Probably not, but let’s play the game anyway.

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No…no romance blossomed, lol, but that’s because the guy modelling with me is an SL friend and I don’t think we see each other in a ‘love interest’ way 🙂 There are plenty of deserted islands and beach locations around the grid where you can, if you wish, re-enact the ‘Adam seeks Eve’ format, and maybe you will get some love action going! 😉

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Some images from the original Dutch series.

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Vintage Season : The death of humanity

Hi, all!

I’m just jumping into Ella’s Vintage Season because I’d spotted some vintage photos while researching one of my posts (not vintage related) and I thought they would fit the theme up to a point.

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The photos above are by František Drtikol, a Czech photographer well known for nude work, apparently, and whose work included this ‘study of the crucifixion : death of humanity’, dated 1914.

I’m no art expert, but I think there can be little doubt that Drtikol is making a clear link between Christ’s crucifixion and the outbreak of the First World War, an obvious death of humanity.

BDSM isn’t and never will be an SLN thing, but I felt I had to do a replication of sorts for the post. While not being a church goer myself, I recognise the sensitivities involved in replicating such a scene. It would have been possible to replicate a Biblical-era cross for the photo but I felt uneasy with that, opting for a BDSM-styled cross instead, and they’re two-a-penny across the SL grid, with BDSM being a far larger genre of SL role-play than I imagined!

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