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Old 12-29-2013, 05:26 PM   #71
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In case no one noticed, winter is here and the threads get a bit different. While we wait for traveling season, we have a little fun and imaginations get excited.

I'll add this, judgmental or not, some people look bad clothed, so no clothes wouldn't be much different. No one forces you to look, though sometimes it is impossible not to sneak a glance. Public nudity used to be common at hot springs in the west. There are still such places. For example, between Ouray and Ridgway, Colorado,. there is a clothing optional hot springs. No one gets visibly excited (not sure about what happens underwater) or embarrassed, but those who would probably stay away. Once you go to a clothing optional hot springs, being dressed is the exception and nudity is normal. It just isn't a big deal. And you don't have a wet and heavy bathing suit to be concerned with. If you are obese, so are others, so if anyone stands out, it is those who are amazingly well formed—but bathing beauties and big time models don't usually show up. It doesn't appear anyone is there to gawk, just to relax in the healing waters.

Decades ago we hiked to hot springs far into the national forest in Colorado and New Mexico. It was rare to see anyone wearing a bathing suit. It just felt normal and natural. An unspoken rule was not to take photos of anyone you didn't know. I can't do backpacking anymore, but relaxing in a natural hot spring in the wilderness was a rare treat. Back 25 or 35 years ago, people looked a lot better than they do now—it isn't age so much as obesity.

There are threads for LGBT Airstreamers and vegetarian Airstreamers. But I haven't seen one for admitted nudists or atheists. Some things are just too controversial as yet.

Of course, to see naked people, you no longer have to backpack 5 or 10 miles into the wilderness or go to a clothing optional hot springs. All you need is the internet or an "adult" store. Funny how "adult" stores are universally understood to mean porn and thus all other stores are for children. Puritanism lives on.

A nude rally has little appeal to me. A hot spring is fine, but just walking around naked is no big deal either way. Sunburn is one reason, but I'm not sure what the point is otherwise. My clothes feel normal to me and if I want to walk around naked outside, we own enough land to do so. Of course, Google Earth and NSA will take your picture.

Now back to silliness. It is good on a cold and dreary winter day. Our Airstream is covered in snow and I'm not about to take my clothes off to frolic in it. Maybe I'll look for the Festivus thread and post my grievances.

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Old 12-29-2013, 05:37 PM   #72
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:18 PM   #73
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Seriously, is there really a naked Airstreamer
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Absolutely, of course you have to wade thru all the sophomoric and childish comments, but yes there is and we are fixing to have a rally in the spring. Stay tuned for the details.
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:25 PM   #74
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Absolutely, of course you have to wade thru all the sophomoric and childish comments, but yes there is and we are fixing to have a rally in the spring. Stay tuned for the details.
Yes they are, but big fun.

Given that the median streamer age is somewhat beyond the archetype of the beauty for the human form. Some things may be better left to the imagination.
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I have no idea what sophomoric means
but your post made me smile so that makes me one what ever it is

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I thought sophomoric behavior was walking around nekkid.
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It must have something to do with sophistry:
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Sounds too suffisticated for me.. oh well..fiddildy dee dee
Ill be one anyway whatever it is so long as I carry on as the woman in black..
not paint slapped on you understand but dressed in
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There are threads for LGBT Airstreamers and vegetarian Airstreamers. But I haven't seen one for admitted nudists or atheists. Some things are just too controversial as yet.
(sound of screaching brakes!) What? Atheism is controversial?
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A weather report will be nessary for the correct sock. A large cotton for warm weather, or small wool for cool weather.
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