WELCOME TO THE NUDE REVIEW: Our traditional nudist magazine, "a nudist magazine on the web" became "The Nudist Sun," and will soon just be referred to as "Nudism Life." It began online publication in 1996, founded by Julie Martin and Anthony Mobley, both avid nudists tired of the treatment of nudism on the burgeoning Web. Where were the edited collections? Where could one go to find real nudists enjoying the lifestyle? From there we wondered about other things, such as how nudism might look practiced at home (hence "Nudist House") or during the intimate lives of couples ("Mobley's Review," now transitioning into simply "Sensual Nudism And Nudity"). Finally, what to do with all the submissions that were neither nudist, particularly intimate, or just the simple nudity of home life whether it was a nudist home or not? Hence, "Candid Nudity," where the goofing-off and or otherwise genuine but categorically indefinite photography could reside. None of the sites could be considered pornography (even Mobley's, which is really just "pre-sex" or "after-sex"). There's no exact term for it. Perhaps "wholesomely erotic" fits. "Natural and provocative" as well.. There's no exact term for it. Perhaps "wholesomely erotic" fits. "Natural and provocative" as well.
The broader truth is, the internet is giving pleasurable nudity, nudism and even sex a bad aura. It's been ambushed by people after a buck appealing to life's lowest common denominators. Where's the sensuality for real people?
What's it like to stand naked by the seashore next to a bunch of nude teen girls frolicking in the surf? What if you, perhaps a near geezer like myself, is standing there buck naked as well? What's that vibe like? How do women and teens feel being so exposed? This is interesting stuff, in addition to the pictures. Remember that evening when you and friends drank a little too much and played strip poker? Or got in the hot tub? Recall that accidental sighting of your nude sister-in-law in the bathroom? And so on into infinity. There are innumerable ways that nudity plays into the peak moments of our lives. Let's explore them together.
Nudism covers a broad spectrum of activity and lifestyles, different interpretations around the globe shaping its individual manifestations. Unfortunately most "nudist sites" feature one or two beaches (local to the site owner) and much of the photography is repetitive, often with "updates" featuring a single subject, worthy or not. We don't present "sets" of single subject except in special features.
We also focus on the sensual aspects of nudism, which doesn't preclude including all the wholesome stuff you read about. Sure, it's a wholesome recreation, but it's also wondrously exciting to participate in, creeping into "wholesome" naughtiness on frequent occasion. There's "adult" nudism as well as the family variety or the nudism life of girls and teens, and we treat it all with equal respect.
Our galleries never repeat (within a gallery) a single subject, beach, lake or theme. It means each day presents a new opportunity to explore a new "nudist" environment featuring new people from varied locations around the planet. For the community several blogs are maintained and information exchanged useful to understanding the nudist experience, learning about favorite beaches, etc. We also maintain an exhaustive collection of vintage nudist pictures that's continually growing. We're continually adding to our posse of photographers around the world looking and have several correspondents fortunate enough to "follow the sun" year round.
We're not speaking strictly of "nudism" here. Everyone has a favorite "niche" and casual nudity seems to fit the bill for many (based on traffic within the sites). The appeal is somewhat of a no-brainer. Voyeurism isn't a fetish, but a natural inclination. You see the topless girl in the window and look. Before your mind finishes processing the moment (should I be looking at this?) it evaporates. You see your young teen niece changing in the lake cabin (accidentally). You respond correctly and look away. But that image, those accidental nude or near-nude moments, stick in the imagination. No harm is done.
A couple shares numerous occasions in a typical day where nudity fits the errand, like getting dressed or preparing for bed. That's one form of casual nudity. Some couples elect to spend the day "in the buff" gardening, or just hanging out. Some are true nudists and live that way, stripped to the bare necessities. Though we get accustomed to see our mates naked or in their underwear, we never get accustomed to seeing other men's mates similarly dishabille. Again, it's in our nature to be curious, to have a look. The problem is most sites with voyeuristic themes have no editing or tasteful ambition, they're free-for-alls and frankly, I'd like some editing. There are some things I don't wish to see unless maybe I'm full of Jack Daniels, and even then I'm not so sure.
Nudity and near-nudity in the home is a natural occurrence in our most natural of habitats. From skinny dipping to sun bathing naked in back-yard, hot tubbing or sitting in the sauna, getting ready for the prom or a date--as we say, it's "interesting."
Candid Nudity is playful, goofy, fun, the sort of impromptu spur of the moment delight you hope to experience a lot. People tend to be in good moods when nude, or "caught" nude, or moved in one way or another to be the exhibitionist. Candid nudity is happy nudity, party nudity, happy-to-be-alive nudity. A wife letting her husband into the dressing room at Victoria's Secret while she tries on lingerie is partaking of playful, teasing nudity, as is the back-yard flasher, the teens driving in their cars with their tops off, the college initiation where streaking naked across the campus is part of the fun. Strip poker is an ideal circumstance for letting inhibitions fly out the window. The evidence that many enjoy it is overwhelming in the age of digital photography.
There's a genre of nudity that precedes, incites or follows passionate (or "quickie") sexual relationship that strikes a compelling mood, which we capture in Sensual Nudism And Nudity (Mobley's). We're not saying we don't include "sex" per se--what we intend to say is we focus on all of the intimate moments that may or may not lead up to or follow sex, what could be referred to as "foreplay" and "after play." Passion between "real" couples isn't pornography, its an expression of overwhelming desire, seduction and soul magnifying intensity.
Of course, if you don't view sex as we do (glorious) and women and teens as Goddesses, you might not get our drift. If you do, then you understand that sex is a peak experience that has sacred dimensions. It should be celebrated. Just spending time naked with someone you love (or are getting to know very well) is, as we all know, a great way to spend the afternoon or evening.
Sensual Nudism And Nudity also covers the other personal aspects of nudism enjoyed by couples, and forms that occur away from the more traditionally viewed venues for nudist recreation, such as adult nudist resorts or beaches. What goes on at Hedonism II, for example, is distinctly different than what you'll find in an all ages nudist venue.
The Nude Review sites are free. On the member's area page your age will be verified and you will be issued a password good for one year. You will not be billed at any time.
The Nude Review celebrates body freedom in four complimentary formats. Its purpose is to promote naturist recreation and lifestyles. Why? Because it's a better way of life, frankly, that promotes health for the body and mind. Do yourself a favor and start participating!
Pages Editor: Rebo (In real-life, this is her job)
Photo Submissions: Julie (In real-life a travel writer & photographer) Administration: David
(In real-life a brand manager)
Publisher: A. Mobley
(In real-life an attorney)
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