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RuthlessCriticism wrote

The guy gave the impression of being a well-off tech bro but I wouldn't have imagined he would be right wing.

Naturism as an ideology centers so much on "purity" of the body and in freedom understood in bourgeois terms (as a purely abstract indivualism, divorced from the material conditions of the majority of people, not everyone can live within walking distance from a nudist beach!), not to mention naturist blogs feature predominantly white, heterosexually coded, and able-bodied models (not saying that was your case, ofc). Much like with the yoga/mindfulness community all of it it's a recipe for adopting a reactionary worldview, and it's something that would have to be dealt with by the nudist community.


somenudist OP wrote

I'd definitely characterize him as right-wing!

I wouldn't say categorically that naturism IS what you're saying, but certainly I think naturism, as a tradition that started among white Europeans circa 1900 and, like, occasionally rubbed shoulders with some nastier ideologies and certainly often took a turn away from, like, better ideologies (e.g. anarchism, critiques of ideology as such notwithstanding), is uh, bad, and most of the adherents have a lot of stuff they haven't examined yet or actively wouldn't want to examine

really feel you on the parenthetical "purely abstract invididualism" comment, too. like, how am I supposed to relate to some weird verbiage about someday moving to Florida or whatever. it's an option for some, but not for me, and not for lots of people. and like, to the extent that I COULD maybe do it, I can't relate to nudism being, like... the whole of what I would ever plan my life around


syster wrote

idk if that's of interest for you, while it could be:

Another platform that is part of the fediverse is hubzilla. I'm naming it because it allows you to also create photo albums (which you can also synchronize via WebDav) and forums while giving you the possibility to grant access to it for others by your definitions. (if you don't want it to be visible in the clearnet, just one click and it will be only visible to those you choose.)


somenudist OP wrote

that sounds cool, and maybe more suited to, like, what seems to be a lot of naturists on the internet? not me, as much, cuz... I don't know, I'm not AGAINST photos per se, but I've made a whole thing of being critical of representation and uninterested in passive consumption of images of naked people, probably in middle-class homes or on beautiful sandy beaches somewhere

but, lol, if someone set that stuff up, who's to say I wouldn't make an account to finally share a few photos of myself, for select followers I'd show my face to, in which I think I look handsome and/or cute? and given I'm sort of into Reddit, I imagine the forum thing would be cool too