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Old 12-31-2013, 02:16 PM   #113
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"...my concerns are things like arousal and the embarrassment associated with- and lust and coveting..."
A very common concern among non-naturist. As a lifelong naturist, I have never seen this problem occur. Being naked and being sexy are in fact polar opposites. If this were not true, Victoria's Secret and Fredrick's of Hollywood would be out of business. The fashion industry spends millions annually; not to design clothing that is warm and functional, but rather, to make us look good to the opposite sex. If this were not true, a person's wardrobe would consist of a snowmobile suit for winter, and gardening overalls for summer, with a poncho thrown in for rainy weather.
One might also think about an old fashioned Burlesque Show. It wasn't about the nakedness. It was about the elaborate costume, that came off little by little, and ending with a small strip of cloth and a couple of pasties. As the strip tease progressed the crowd was on the edge of their seats and hollering, "take it off". Contrast this with the supposition that the artist comes out on the stage, stark naked and dances around. The audience will slowly go to sleep. After all, once ya seen it, ya seen it--- crickets.
However, having read the forgoing, should one still harbor the fear that he was going to embarrass himself, I would say that at the pre-onset of such a state, just go sit down with a towel over your lap. The moment will pass. Guaranteed. The bottom line, you'll never know until...
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"Accounts vary as to exactly who or what Wally Byam was..."
Sorry to say, but I cannot shed light here. Personally, I try to live my life in a non-judgmental way, trying to never criticize or condemn others, especially the deceased who are unable to defend themselves. An exception to this would be those who practice force or fraud, making victims of the less fortunate and helpless. For them, I hold nothing but contempt.
On the grammar school playground, we learn to belittle and tease. We annoy those who are different. We poke fun at them and make snide remarks. This of course brings the squeals and delight of our peers. This makes us feel better about ourselves. Today its called bullying. Most of us outgrow this behavior, and enter adulthood as caring grownups. Some of us don't. Those at the Wall Street Journal, to whom that quote is attributed, did not.
Why is it that some of us must constantly criticize those who are different? What is it in that small slice of humans that compels them to mockingly degrade those who are different? I wish I knew the answer to that. I wish I knew what it would take to get the entire human race to live in peace with each other. Accepting, if not celebrating those things which make us different in the weave of human nature. As the old song says, "I'd like to teach the world to sing..." Ya, and if I could, I'd buy everyone a Coca Cola, and drink a toast to live and let live.
The bottom line; I think your concern meshes with mine, and we both join many others in expressing our gratitude to Wally for passing on the legacy of his wonderful Airstreams.
To Gene, I think we are in agreement on most things.
To Melody Ranch, "Thats what you think Gene."
Could you expand your thoughts a little, I'd love to discuss this with you, but with all due respect, I really don't understand your position.
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Old 12-31-2013, 02:31 PM   #114
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Since Christmas season has just passed, I would like everyone to think about the song"Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer".

"... they laughed and called him names, they never let poor Rudolph, play in any Reindeer games"

"then one foggy Christmas night, Santa came to say, "Rudolph with your nose so bright, won't you guide my sleigh tonight"

"..then all the Reindeer loved him, and they shouted out with glee 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, you'll go down in history"

A classic story of bullying and intolerance, but made "right" by the Santa saying it was OK to have a red nose, and be different, and in fact valuable.

I think too many of us have been in Rudolph's situation some time in their life, maybe even when they were naked.
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Old 12-31-2013, 02:59 PM   #115
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To In(s)ideOut <SNIP> Sorry to say, but I cannot shed light here. Personally, I try to live my life in a non-judgmental way, trying to never criticize or condemn others, especially the deceased who are unable to defend themselves.
I was not siding with the WSJ, judging or condemning anybody's lifestyle choices, only shedding some light to Wally's nudist leanings in reference to an earlier post suggesting his stuffiness in a "beret and jacket". I was suggesting that he would approve.

There are many other references to his penchant to hang loose at nudist camps, unfortunately most are these swept under the rug by "the keepers" of Wally/WBCCI-history.

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Old 12-31-2013, 03:04 PM   #116
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I wish I knew what it would take to get the entire human race to live in peace with each other. Accepting, if not celebrating those things which make us different in the weave of human nature. As the old song says, "I'd like to teach the world to sing..." Ya, and if I could, I'd buy everyone a Coca Cola, and drink a toast to live and let live.

I'm with you on that one! We optimists have to stick together Wally thought the thing that would make us all more accepting was getting out there and meeting people who weren't like us, so we could discover that they really ARE like us, and aren't so different after all. World peace, distributed by Airstream.

Seems like all the more reason to have a nudist rally!
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Old 12-31-2013, 03:07 PM   #117
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I find the popularity of this posting incredibly interesting from amen anthropological perspective of course.
Air streamers seem to favor the naturalists bent on life I'm thinking...
Very intriguing
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Old 12-31-2013, 03:13 PM   #118
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They can all live like they want to live- I just think it isn't for me-
As for nakedness not being associated with sexual arousal- whatever- I disagree, homeboy! I disagree! Nakedness is plenty stimulating to me personally- I like my women like chicken- two breasts, two thighs, and two legs- but- whatever- I can't even believe I'm even having this discussion...
Y'all do what you want- hang out around the campfire nekkid as a jay bird- count me out...it just isn't for me. The one picture someone posted of a couple posing nude in their Zip-Dee chairs outside their trailer was amusing, just not for me-
Canopenerians- keep yer clothes on!
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Old 12-31-2013, 03:15 PM   #119
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I guess our Airstreams are nekkid- They ain't got no paint on! Nekkid is beautiful!
I wish a DeLorean could tow an Airstream!
I think pregnant women are beautiful- that looks natural and very attractive to me- I guess it is supposed to- to keep the human race going and all-
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I'm keeping my clothes on at the rallys, but we have a few nude beaches around here, and I've always wondered if I'd have the guts to try it...
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Oh yes they call him The Streak
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Old 12-31-2013, 03:36 PM   #122
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almost 8,000 hits

There must be some interest, with almost 8,000 hits.
So I included a picture if my wife and I at a nude beach.
I attached it as a PDF so you don't have to view it if you don't want to.
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:49 PM   #123
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It is...um...intriguing?
Who'd 'o thunk it?
It does bring to mind some funny mental pictures.
But, no, I won't be there.
Y'all have fun!
Nekkid people singing campfire songs and playing horse shoes.
Nekkid people in a potluck line...
No, thank you.
Lol...
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:02 PM   #124
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You know…..why not just drop it.
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You know…..why not just drop it.
Robin..you are one of the kindest funniest thoughtful people and most generous I have met in my whole life ..when we came to the States you looked after us..you offered us helpwhen we were running out of money when the volcano prevented us returning to England..Your good wife made Hx1 the loveliest of birthday cakes and we laughed all the time we were with you..Pati and yourself took good care of Jim when he took a dreadful tumble breaking his bones..and if I am ever in a fix I hope I'm in a fix near to you..because I could lean on your shoulder ..thats the sort of person you are ..
and I love you very much because of how you are ..
Whats this got to do with clothes on or off…not a thing..
…The End..
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Wait till you see me necked...
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