Naked camping.

We left the children with Gran on Friday afternoon, and drove for about an hour away from our house, pitched a tent, lit a fire, baked potatoes, drank a little wine. Oh, and danced around the fire. Naked. By only the light of our fire.

I don’t know why, but we’ve never camped before in such spartan conditions, and never had the nerve to take our clothes off in what was essentially public woodland.

It felt a little bit ‘dangerous’, to tell the truth, but we soon warmed up to the idea of being a little bit ‘out there’. 🙂

Yes, it rained, but no, we didn’t get wet, as we’d pitched the tent under some conifers, which meant that even when the showers got heavier we remained dry and cosy. It was magical sitting there watching the rain pass us by. We shall certainly do it again!

And now it’s time to get caught up with all SLN related matters 🙂

Ella

Lake Nekid to close

Lake Nekid, currently home to SLN, is, we’re disappointed to report, to close on June 22nd.

The search for a new home in SL begins again 😦

In the meantime, here’s a photo of this week’s editorial meeting, taken at the lovely Lake Nekid.

 

Ella

Naked musicians

The time was when female musicians used their talent to get ahead, and while they were often beautiful, their naked beauty was a thing rarely seen.

Perhaps Grace Slick, of Jefferson Airplane, going topless was as ‘out there’ as it got.

Or Joni Mitchell’s naked bottom on a record sleeve.

While young men lusted after these ladies, these young men ‘dug’ (she says slipping into 1970s styled youth language) the music too.

And so it was for the 60s, 70s and early 80s. Beautiful women with beautiful talent who didn’t sell their music on the back of their naked image.

Then came Madonna.

For me, she pushed that nudity envelope (quite possibly because her music is dreadful: a personal opinion) and when signs of musical irrelevancy began to appear, she sexed it up with her book ‘Sex’, a series of photographs in which she is fully, or partially, nude.


All of a sudden the bar had been set higher in terms of using your entire, naked body as a promotional tool.

Things got so bad that within the past 5-10 years even that youthful, male audience had become entirely jaded by the reception. Every new ‘racy’ photoshoot by the likes of Rita Ora elicits groans from the audience, with social media comments like ‘not again!’ or ‘put them away love’.

The same goes for Miley Cyrus, more often naked than clothed, it seems, but at least she wasn’t afraid to get her belief in the naturist lifestyle out there, which meant you accepted that her nudity was as much an extension of her lifestyle beliefs as merely a promotional gimmick.

We even named Miley as one of our ‘Heroes of Naturism’ back in 2015

That’s a recurring thing I must bring back to life, our Heroes of Naturism awards!

But at least these singers have always sold records. Because they had a product people wanted to buy.

These days? Nudity on stage is commonplace, but a difference is that the nudity is the only selling point, as the music is almost uniformly bad. The irony is that it’s often ‘feminist’ bands/singers who claim their nakedness is ’empowering’ (that’s possible, but ’empowered’ is such an overused and thus meaningless word these days) while simultaneously moaning about the sexualisation and exploitation of women. And you don’t see the irony in being naked to an almost all-male audience?

Of course we then invited some SL friends to launch their own, naked, musical careers inworld! 😉

Ella

Braless


Every woman will know the pleasure of getting your bra off at the end of the day.

So much so there are even memes about it!


I do like to get mine off in the evening, and let the girls free for a while 🙂

It’s healthier for a woman, too! 

My new mesh body, while a relatively expensive purchase, has been fantastic, as it has opened up an entire new wardrobe for my Maitreya mesh body. So many free gifts, so many cheap purchases, that the cost of the body itself will balance out in time.

And yes, sometimes naturists in SL do need to put some clothes on and venture out. But if we’re doing so, why should we be a little more confident and revealing in out bodies?

Hence the sheer dress I’ve bought for those occasions when out shopping. I’m dressed, but my naturist intent is clear!

Pookes

No pants are the best pants

As naturists, we all know that no pants are the best pants!

So when I ran into avatar Linda at Eden, and she was wearing a shirt that expressed those values, I had to have it!

A trip to the Elegance Boutique, join their group (free) and upstairs to their gift wall and I, too, was the proud owner of such a shirt!

A quick message sent around the staff and…


Yes, I know the photos are a little bit naughtier than we’d usually publish, given we’ve all gone for slightly voyeuristic/exhibitionist poses, but given the message on the shirts, perhaps it’s best to demonstrate that no pants are indeed the best pants!

It’s very much a naturist trope anyway. Females feel the cold much more readily on their upper body than men, so it’s a regular thing in naturism to see ladies walking around with a shirt/blouse or similar covering their top half, but their bottom half bare. I know I and my friends will often reach for a T shirt first thing in the morning, or following a swim, just until we get warmed up again.

Ella

See-thru

Susan has bought a lovely see-thru summer ‘Isadora’ dress, exactly the sort of thing to throw on after a (skinny) dip in RL or SL, from FurtaCor (Marketplace), for the princely sum of L$1!!!!

Precisely the sort of thing you see worn with or without a bikini on many beaches.

Definitely one for the naturist ‘wardrobe’.

Ella

(Re)introducing Ella

Oh, my! Isn’t this a to do?

As they’d say in all the more upper crust English novels of the early 20th century.

No, I didn’t expect to be back in this chair, doing this thing, either. I thought blogging was something that had come and gone. But, hey, you don’t spend so much time invested in a blog that you want to see it wither on the vine, so when the opportunity to come back, and real life circumstances dictated that I could, I jumped at the chance.

So what’s new with me since I was last of this parish? Well, I’ve moved home -literally just down the road from where we were- and the family has got a dog. 🙂

My previous holidays (yes, another one is imminent!) have seen me out for a morning swim at first light, a time when dogs get walked along the beach with their naturist owners.

It’s one of those things where you look twice, first time you see it happen, because it’s not something you ever experienced before. In theory, where we are now has a field with some woodland (a copse) in it, and I could do my own naked dog-walking. But first, summer needs to arrive! 🙂

A copse

 

I’ve also decided, with my 40th birthday come and gone, that it’s time to get a shorter haircut. I did alter my avatar to reflect this, the whole second life reflects real life thing, but I decided that for the sake of continuity on this blog I’d keep my familiar hairstyle for a while. I’ve also invested in a mesh body, which is marvellous when you get familiarised with it.

In a sense, then, much of my SL now feels like a rebirth! And hopefully the blog now continues with fresh impetus as a result. Even in the time I’ve been away SL has subtly changed, for the better, and I certainly feel like a time when naturism within the game was under attack (in a new puritanism) is passing.

It’s great to be back! Onwards and upwards! 🙂

Ella