Young Naturists And Nudists America

Body painting photos from the YNA 4th of July Gathering at Goodland!

The 3rd photo is by artist Andy Golub.

America, baby! Fireworks at the YNA Summer Gathering at Goodland.

COMPLIMENTS THAT AREN’T ABOUT PHYSICAL APPEARANCE

1) You’re empowering.
2) I like your voice.
3) You’re strong.
4) I think your ideas/beliefs matter.
5) I’m so happy you exist.
6) More people should be listening to what you have to say.
7) You’re a very warm hearted person.
8) It’s nice seeing such kindness.
9) You’re very down to earth.
10) You have a beautiful soul.
11) You inspire me to become a better person.
12) Our conversations bring me a lot of joy.
13) It’s good to see someone care so much.
14) You’re so understanding.
15) You matter a lot to me.
16) You’re important even if you don’t think so.
17) You’re intelligent.
18) Your passion is contagious.
19) Your confidence is refreshing.
20) You restore my faith in humanity.
21) You’re great at being creative.
22) You’re so talented at ____.
23) I don’t get tired of you the way I get tired of other people.
24) You have great taste in ___.
25) I’m happy I stayed alive long enough to meet you.
26) I wish more people were like you.
27) You’re so good at loving people.

3:29 p.m. feel free to add to this!  (via expresswithsilence)

I don’t mind compliments that involve appearance, but we should all have a few more tricks up our sleeves. 

(via emilyvgordon)

In naturism, we reveal all of ourselves, our whole bodies, but suddenly we’re not so focused on physical appearance. Suddenly we are all just humans with most of the same body parts. So we take a little bit more interest in people for who they are and what they have to say. Looking beyond the superficial to what really counts. 

positiveolive:

Fucking Amen.

Hey, I love your blog ☺️ I was just wondering what your view on, is porn helping or hindering the idea of women's nipples being publicly accepted as non-sexual organs?

Thanks! We actually don’t think porn is affecting it either way…breasts and nipples can serve a sexual function, just as any body part can be sexual in porn. Foot fetishes have been fairly popular in pornography for a long time, and yet we don’t have an issue with people showing their feet in public.

What’s more problematic in our view is the lack of non-sexual uncensored representations of women’s bodies. From hamburger ads to magazine celeb covers to TV shows, women’s bodies are always being used to convey sex and sexiness (according to mainstream society’s idea of what sexy is).

Censorship is also part of the issue. In much of the mainstream media, women’s nipples are censored whether it’s in a sexual context or not. But this is always sending the same message: female nipples are inherently shameful and inappropriate.

When nipples are showing in a photo, suddenly that photo becomes “pornographic” and “obscene.” Regardless of how sexually suggestive it already was!

So porn is not the issue…but labeling all naked breasts as porn IS a definitely an issue!

This controlling, criminalizing, shaming of women’s bodies has been going on for decades…pick a decade, pick a body part.
When will we eradicate the double standards, the slut-shaming, the gender discrimination?

This controlling, criminalizing, shaming of women’s bodies has been going on for decades…pick a decade, pick a body part.

When will we eradicate the double standards, the slut-shaming, the gender discrimination?

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Your blog is so lovely! I love the message it's spreading. Keep doing what you're doing c:

Thank you!! Yours is great too :)

♥ Felicity