Relaxing a policy

Hitherto, we’ve always adopted a ‘no voyeuristic photos’ policy, wherein models may have been photographed without their knowledge or permission. I’ve been persuaded to relax that a little in 2015, on the basis that it’s often these type of photos that truly represent naturism best. An airbrushed, made up, model, his or her hair styled perfectly, rarely gives an accurate representation of naturism. People in campsites doing holiday things are a much more accurate depiction of the lifestyle.


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…the photos above give a fairer reflection of what a naturist holiday is about (these are all from Croatia) and suggest that it’s just ‘normal stuff’. Genuine naturism, to utilise my own description.

Thus, I’ve decided that not only will SLN, in 2015, use such RL photos but we may also, if possible, utilise photos that depict naturism, similarly, within SL itself.


6 thoughts on “Relaxing a policy

  1. We feel the new policy is more honest and realistic. The photos here represent what we typically see at our resort. Just normal people enjoying being natural.

  2. Here in the US, most nudist venues have adopted a “no photos allowed” policy, and that policy has deprived us of good “first-person” nudist photos. I understand that policy, to a point, but I believe that it should be relaxed to allow a person to take their own nude selfie or have someone else, using their own camera, take a picture or pictures of them enjoying the nudist lifestyle and activities. I certainly don’t advocate taking photos of people without their permission. It may be permissible to take photos at nudist venues in Eastern Europe, so that anyone going to a nudist venue is tacitly giving their permission to be photographed by their presence at the venue.

    I have only been photographed nude three times by someone else. A friend photographed me and my wife at Playalinda a couple of years ago. I was part of the multitude at Cypress Cove during the WRSD in 2013, and then this last fall, I was part of the group at a nudist bowling event. The latter two were “official” photographs, but they are hardly representative of typical nudist activities. We don’t normally have several hundred people packed into a pool, and nude bowling is only an occasional event.

  3. I certainly have no plans to ‘out’ people who had no idea they were photographed. I hope the photographs I’ve used provide a sense of what’s ‘acceptable’. Real people, not models, in real naturist surroundings. I think these types of photos will help to illustrate the realities of the naturist experience.


    • Yes photo taking around the US resorts is closely monitored and can result in being banned form a resort. We have taken a few but you always need permission from any who might be in the photos. When it can be done it’s a lot of fun to have and share the memories with our nude friends. We always welcome someone wanting to take as ours long as we know they are legitimate. When it feels appropriate, at times we have shown some of our nude photos taken at the resort with friend/friends to those who have expressed an interest in joining us there. When they see how normal and civilized we actually look it really lowers their barriers a lot. We had this very experience with a lady friend yesterday and she was very impressed by our openness, honesty and the welcoming look of the resort. She is now planning a visit with us.

  4. I agree that showing ‘the normality’ and maybe even the ‘ordinariness’ of it all encourages many non naturists. I often think that everyone is a naturist who hasn’t had the opportunity to be a naturist yet 🙂

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