Saturday, October 4, 2014

The first man

Adam and Andrew AdamFor many years, as Halloween approached, I wanted to show up at a party as Adam, the legendary first man, whom Genesis tells us lived naked with his wife until, tempted by a serpent, they partook of the fruit of knowledge, making them ashamed of their nakedness and causing them to cover their genitals with leaves. Considering the other repressive parts of the Bible, I find the story of people living in blissful, shame-free nudity to be a wonderful image. And of course it's the perfect Halloween role for any nudist or exhibitionist.

To be truly effective as a costume, I knew I had to be as naked as legally possible. Flesh-colored undies or any sort of wrap-around for a leaf loin cloth spoiled that image to my way of thinking. Instead, my idea was to wear a sock over my genitals, secured by a silicon cock ring, and then attach a leaf to that. Finding just the right snake at a costume store also inspired me to overcome my own body shame and fulfill this long-held dream.

Because Adam is depicted as clean shaven, I eliminated my beard and shaved anywhere that might seem too suggestive. Then, at the appointed hour, best friend and Nakedism photographer-in-residence Andrew Caldwell (shown here in his costume as a ghoulish "Eternal Footman") joined me as we headed out for an evening of Halloween fun

In light of the
many repressive parts
of the Bible, the story of
people living in blissful,
shame-free nudity is
a wonderful

Before that night, I had been concerned that I might not measure up to expectations for such an audacious costume. Thankfully, I quickly realized that my fears been baseless. I had a great time mingling with friends and meeting new ones. I even got a proposition or two and some quick makeout sessions with a few cute guys.

Naturally some rude and/or drunk people had to grab at the costume rather than simply ask how it was attached. But it was designed to be secure, and held up very well. Although, nervously, I did adjust it several times to make sure it was in place.

Of course, in the actual story, Adam didn't wear anything all until after eating the fruit. So before the party, Andrew and I met at his studio for a full-frontal consideration of Adam's natural state. Members can check out Andrew's photographic work from both occasions by visiting our latest photo set, Adam's bone, in Nakedism's photo gallery. Then drop us a line or add a comment below and tell us about the most naked Halloween costume you ever dared to try!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Alley of the balls

Naked in the alleyWhat urban location could be more fabled than the alley, that grimy slice of space between buildings, home to trash containers, drug deals, illicit sex, rape, rats, cats, and more?

For reasons like this, our mothers warned us to avoid alleys. In those dark slivers of urban decay, what might happen? A simple shortcut could suddenly turn into a mugging, with your attacker taking your watch, your money, your credit cards. But what if the bad guys don't stop there? Maybe they want to be sure you don't follow them. Maybe they order you to strip, and you suddenly find your assailants running away with every stitch of fabric you had on.

Or maybe your naked alley fantasy is a little less severe. You strip down for some quick playtime with a new friend only to discover some hobo has made off with the clothes you left in a neat little pile. What do you do now?

These are just a couple of the ideas I wanted to explore when Nakedism photographer in residence Andrew Adam Caldwell and I made our way to an inner city alley near a gay sex club for a midday photo shoot. Fortunately for me (the naked one), the alley was closed off to the public. But it was still a bit unnerving to stand by the exit door and hear the bustling footsteps of city dwellers walking by just inches from my nude body.

At one point I did peek out and invited a friendly face in. That gentleman wanted to do more than just look at me naked, however. But since he declined to be photographed, I declined to let him use my body. Fortunately, he left peacefully, choosing not to take advantage of my complete lack of protective apparel.

You, however, don't need to be so polite. You are free to ravish every inch of my bare cock, balls, and more with your eyes in this month's gallery, Alley Cock, now available in the Nakedism photo department. You'll see me helpless, naked, even barefoot.

Go ahead. Enjoy a little rape fantasy. I won't tell.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Riding bare

Naked cyclists gather on Puget SoundBy now you've probably heard of the World Naked Bike ride, the annual event in which people in cities around the globe strip naked and ride in groups to raise awareness about oil dependence, body pride, and more. If you need a refresher course, check out the Nakedism blog post on the subject from a couple of years ago, Naked Riding 'Round the World.

"Bare as you dare" is the rule at these events, and more than once I have dropped trou in broad daylight to join the other cyclists for this, one of the most public naked events of the year. Although WNBR is not normally considered a naked dare, it certainly takes daring to be so naked in public, riding through and by crowds of clothed people. And no doubt some people have joined the ride just on a dare from friends.

You can see my participation in this event in the 2012 gallery of photos called Naked for a Cause. But this month we add video to that narrative. Although balls out naked, I remained behind the camera this time, recording many moments of Seattle's 2012 ride from my handlebar-mounted camera. If you're curious, feel free to check out Bicycles Built for Nudes, now playing in our Naked Dare Theater.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Coming out of the clothes closet

Buff exhibitionistMeet Nakedism's newest discovery Patrick David. Patrick comes to us from Canada, where he's been exploring his nakedist tendencies. "As an exhibitionist and nudist, I find any chance to show it off exciting," he told us. "Although I've always known I was an exhibitionist (and nudist), it wasn't always easy to explore in a country with more winter than anything else."

"But when the opportunity presented itself, I did what was possible to show it all," Patrick continues. "At pools I would wear speedos and roll down the waist band and tuck up the legs virtually turning it into a thong. When my buddies and I would go camping, I'd be nude the minute we got there until it was time to go home. And now as a retired guy I can afford the time to visit the nude beach south of the city at my leisure.

"But my real passion is public nudity. After retirement I had time on my hands and decided to get into competitive bodybuilding. Although you are only 'nearly nude' on stage, it's still a great feeling to show it off. It feeds my need to be naked in as much as you can in public.

“The ultimate chance to be nude in public was yet to come. Turns out a good friend became the model coordinator for a local life drawing group. So he thought a competitive bodybuilder would make a good model — assuming I would be comfortable nude in front of people. Little did he know how much I had been looking for the opportunity to take my nudism to a new level!

"I've perfected that craft and now get a lot of calls to work as a nude model. It doesn't get much better!"

Nakedism's photo set of Patrick, now on display in the Nakedism gallery, include many of the poses he uses in my posing sessions. He's also working on a set of poses with two male models, which will take things to a new level. "That's something I'm excited to explore," he grins.

"My ultimate nude fantasy would be to be featured in a documentary on the life of a nude model," Patrick muses. "Can gay porn be far behind? I'd definitely be up for that."

We think that's a great idea and wish Patrick all the best in a sexy life without clothes.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Screw the looking glass

Naked in reflectionSing, o muse, of the tale of Narcissus, handsome son of Cephissus and the Liriope, who spurned the love of others and found satisfaction only in the sight of his own reflected image!

Or so goes the myth. Today, the name of this self-centered man is applied to an egotistical obsession with one's own beauty and an unhealthy pride and selfishness generally.

At the same time, however, experts tell us that is good to love ourselves, that self-esteem and a strong self-image are signs of a healthy psyche.

Where do you stand? When you look in the mirror, do you like what you see? Are you willing to remove all your clothes for that reflection and study your own nakedness in admiration?

For a long time, I struggled to find myself attractive. Indeed, my forays into naked self-portraiture with my first digital camera were an attempt to pose myself in a way that would overcome some serious self-loathing and let me see myself in a positive light — literally. Years after beginning this hobby, I achieved what I consider a very positive milestone when I moved into an apartment with large floor-to-ceiling mirrors. There I discovered that I had improved my body and my attitude so much that I enjoyed jacking off to the sight of my own bare flesh and hard cock.

Of course, a healthy life is a balanced one. Narcissus took that same of self-admiration so far that he ignored others and eventually drowned chasing his own reflection.

As for me, I seldom masturbate before a mirror anymore, but I reserve the right to explore that possibility anytime the mood strikes. In fact, I did just that a few years back in the studio of photographer Andrew Adam Caldwell. We were preparing for photo shoot, but before I stepped under the studio lamps, I stopped to admire my form in a large mirror sitting in the back of the room. Andrew recorded that moment for you in a photo set called Narcissus, now featured in the Nakedism photo department.

I leave it up to you whether is is a healthy exercise or not. If you think it is, try finding a mirror of your own and embrace the Narcissus within.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Balance of power

naked man, clothed manMost of the time we assume that good, healthy sex acts represent an equal sharing between two people. Whether one is insertive or receptive, the assumed ideal is that each person is getting exactly what they want.

But in real life, as also in a lot of erotic fiction, there is often an imbalance of power, sometimes subtle, sometimes overt.

Take the issue of penetration, for example. In our heterosexist culture, the insertive partner is assumed to have more power over the one receiving. In BDSM stories, the cocksucker is assumed to be the submissive, the victim. This of course is an extension of male chauvinism and misogyny that assumes that anyone who takes the receptive or "female" role is weak. But does that really make sense? What could be more vulnerable for a man than to have his most sensitive organ within the teeth and jaws of another? One quick bite would quickly reveal who really had the power in that arrangement.

Then there is the issue of clothing. On the one hand, nudity is often portrayed as a symbol of power and control — as in the case of heroic statues or when exhibitionists terrorize shocked women. On the other, nudity is seen as the ultimate vulnerability — such as when prisoners stripped to reduce their resistance or when school boys are depantsed by bullies.

A powerful imbalance presents itself when when one person is naked and another clothed. And in our culture, the naked person, whether it be a patient with a clothed doctor or a naked pledge with clothed frat brothers, is often assumed to be the one with less power. Take that naked person outside, where they run the risk of being seen and arrested, and the vulnerability increases exponentially. Or so we assume.

The issues of control, power, and vulnerability are never far from the mind of a true nakedist. So we decided to play with some of these symbols and situations in our latest video, Naked for my cocksucker. Check it out in our Nakedism Video Theatre and decide for yourself: Is this a balanced arrangement? Or at any moment could one person find himself a kind of sexual victim? And if so, who would it be?

Friday, January 31, 2014

Down under

Underwear guys get friskyObservers of art and erotica often point out that a little clothing can be even more arousing than full-on nudity. When parts of the body are left to the imagination, the imagination runs wild.

That may be one reason that so many models are photographed in underwear or why a certain sports magazine is so successful with its swimsuit issue.

And it may also account for the popularity in many cities of underwear parties at gay bars.

Of course we also have the law to thank for underwear parties, as public nudity, even in a private club or bar, is still illegal in many cities of the world. Those of us who can't take advantage of "boots only" night in certain London clubs or "bare naked billiards" in certain Portland bars might still find some almost-naked pleasure in stripping down, at least partly, for a local undies night.

And once you have a group of men congregated in nothing but a few inches of sheer fabric, it's not uncommon for a little more than flirting to go on. In a dark corner of a bar, who knows what shorts may fall or parts flop out for some furtive mutual pleasure?

That, at least, is the theme behind this month's photo set. Sexy pal Gary returned for this hot collection, trying on as little as possible and ending up with even less. It's all waiting for you now in Underwear Party, the latest addition to Nakedism's growing collection of photo galleries.