I have no data to support my claim, only observation and experience. But I’ve noticed that people who like to walk around barefoot were open to nude recreation.
I once knew young woman who liked to walk around barefoot. She would walk around the mall barefoot or around town barefoot. She liked to skinny dip and hang around the house naked. She even played pool nude with her friends.
Every naturist I’ve met does not like to wear shoes. Does not liking to wear shoes mean you’re a budding naturist? Maybe not. But all the people I’ve met who were naturists first started out going barefoot.
The main reason I created this blog was to talk about my love of being nude and nude recreation. I wanted to discuss topics within naturism and the nude lifestyle. I especially wanted to focus on the underrepresented naturists of color. However, inadvertently, my blog made a positive impact on Asians and naturism.
It used to be when you Googled “Asian nudist” or “Asian naturist” you got nothing but porn results. There were no resources for someone who was Asian and interested in naturism. In fact, Googling “Asian naturist” was an invitation for some of the worse garbage on the internet. The reader would think naturism equals extreme sexuality.
When I started this blog, I wanted to tell people what naturism meant to me. Naturism is perhaps one of the most important things a person can do to grow psychologically and spiritually. So, I wrote about myself and my experiences.
A few days ago, I Googled “Asian naturist.” I was expecting the same old exploitation of Asian women as exotic sex objects, or the usual porn garbage. What I saw instead was something unexpected. My blog kept coming up as a search result anytime “Asian” and “naturism” was searched together.
Now someone who is Asian and interested in naturism can get a realistic definition of what naturism really is. I’m very happy that my blog made some kind of difference in the internet community.
You’d think being a naturist would make me immune from being self-conscious about my body. However, I sometimes suffer the same phobias, anxieties, and distortions about my body as most Americans do. And like most males, I sometimes worry about the size of one particular body part, my penis. It may seem silly, but it’s a concern that most men suffer from whether they admit it or not.
Where did this anxiety come from? I was not taught that the size of my penis mattered. There was no class in high school that said my penis size equated to how good a person I was, or how much money I would make. However, I was schooled by society and the media into thinking my penis size defined me as a person.
Millions are spent each year bombarding men with messages that their dick is lacking. Medications, devices, and painful surgery all promise male enhancement. Pornography presents a model of manhood that doesn’t reflect most men. Add all this to an insecure young man, and you can see how this could affect his body image.
I started to think differently about my body after experimenting with nude recreation. I remember visiting a nudist club for the first time and being very self-conscious. I remember undressing and pulling on my penis to make it appear longer. But no one cared, no one stared. People didn’t judge me by my penis, but by my character. And I started to see things and people differently, we are not our body parts.
Naturism has taught me a realistic view of my body. I sometimes fall backward into irrational body image thinking. But thanks to naturism I know longer care what people think of my penis, and if they judge me by a body part, they aren’t the type of people worth knowing any how.