steveindabuff write: Reading some of the comments here it would appear that a few consider being a nudist something shameful. Unless society is challenged then nudism will not make progress of understanding. Personally, if I lost a job because I am a nudist then I would take them to court, as no judge could rule that being a nudist makes you unsuitable for any position. As for stealing photo's, who the heck would want to steal mine or yours! If it turned up in the bosses email my response would be, "so what". The point made above tho is very true. If you don't have a photo posted, then what the heck are you doing here and hope to achieve? Do you really think anyone will contact you based on a couple of lines of bare minimum information? In my experience, those without photos are really only here to look at others.
I cann't agree with what you are writing.
It isn't always or only about losing your job that could be a/the problem. I am responsible for all contact with customers in my area.
In this job it isn't my job with is in danger, but losing my/our customers, and that's to important for me to create a problem for. And as I love my customers and my job, I am not taking any risk at all.
That's why I don't post any pics of me naked on the net.
I am a real nudist and do spent my free time on a naked beach (if the wheather is good enough) and do spend some of my holidays in a nudist resort.
And if some of you here don't believe this can be true, just because of me not posting pics, that's the pitty for you and I don't care.
And I know that there are other people on here in the same situation as me and I respect their choise.
Reading some of the comments here it would appear that a few consider being a nudist something shameful. Unless society is challenged then nudism will not make progress of understanding.
Personally, if I lost a job because I am a nudist then I would take them to court, as no judge could rule that being a nudist makes you unsuitable for any position. As for stealing photo's, who the heck would want to steal mine or yours! If it turned up in the bosses email my response would be, "so what". The point made above tho is very true. If you don't have a photo posted, then what the heck are you doing here and hope to achieve? Do you really think anyone will contact you based on a couple of lines of bare minimum information? In my experience, those without photos are really only here to look at others.
One day I went to a nudist beach with a friend of mine. We met with one of her friends who is a teacher. This teacher lay on the beach with a folded towel right next to her. As we talked during the day I noticed that she appeared to be constantly looking around as was rather nervous. When I asked her why and what the towel was for, she told me that she had to be on the lookout for her students who may come to the beach and the towel was to throw over her head to hide if she saw any. The sad thing about this whole event is that obviously no one would question why the students were at a nudist beach. The only activity in question was why the teacher was on a nudist beach as teachers must maintain 'pure' images and going to a nudist beach is considered anything but pure. Many people would agree that this is a double standard and rediculous, but that's the way it is for many teachers.
I happen to know someone that was "uncovered' on the internet.That person was told by administrators to remove the photos or be fired.But because your lifestyle does not affect your "job" meaning that you do not express or hint at what you do outside of work,and because the photos were "extracted"It posed no threat to the students as a whole.Therefore the case was dissmissed.
I have no problem showing my face and everything else when I'm in a clothing optional situation. As others have mentioned, some pics are stolen from others. If someone really wants my body, so be it. My face however is my identity and I want to know where its going to show up. If I meet my boss at a nude beach. Welcome. If I turn up in his email. Not the best way to share my interest in nudism. The alternative is that I not post any pictures at all. Like so many others.
I support your openness and willingness to share all. I'm just not readY to do that. tanrambler
While I respect your individual wishes,I can't understand why,as nudists, you are unable to show your face.If there are people that are new to nudism,as we all were at one time or another,it can be an uncomfortable time.We need people to step forward and show these people that there is nothing wrong being naked with others.To the bosses,thanks for being understanding.Perhaps we'll see you at the next function.
I'm a faceless pic poster. I do have a face and display it openly when in an actual nudist/naturist situation. I do not however want to have my face turning up somewhere that I haven't posted it. I've been a nudist, in varying degrees, my whole life. Mom says I never liked to keep my clothes on. Still true. The pics I have posted include more than just me to give an idea of where I have had the opportunity to go nude. tanrambler
Another point that I forgot to make earlier is that I know some of the photos posted here were 'stolen' from others. Sadly, a few (or many) are ruining this forum with their games of deceit and misrepresentation. If you post a photo here, be advised that it may be 'stolen' and used by another individual for a multitude of purposes. If you see a photo here, also be advised that it may not represent the real person. Nonsense like this is what complicates things so much for the legit nudists here who come to chat and get to know others here.
There are many reasons why some don't show pics here. One may be sensitive jobs ie teaching and for most people they need to keep their jobs. If they post a pic, then they could put themselves at risk of job loss. Another may be that they understand that many here are not nudists and as such only want to share photos with other real nudists. Some feel strongly about the nudist lifestyle and want to protect it by keeping out those who are obviously not here for nudism. Another might be that they want to have a good feeling that the person that they are talking with really wants to get to know them and is not either a photo collector or has other hidden agendas. Nudism is a great thing but it is easy for others to turn it into a three ring circus with a bunch of naked people on display. Who wants that?
i take the guys point about a face photo... and yes if you want to stay clothed and have a face photo, that's fine, at least people have a clue who they are contacting... i have an important job in Radio so it would not be suitable for me to show my face and be recognized, but at least with a body shot it gives people a clue whether they are talking to a human being or monkey
While I do agree ALL people should post a photo of themselves w/their profile,I also believe that on a site such as this,that photo should contain a clear image of one's face.A nude photo is optional.Although I strongly reccomend it if society in this country is ever going to take our views on the subject seriously.