Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Rock That Body


As a Realtor, I have occasionally come into homes where people are rather inappropriately dressed or undressed as the case maybe but I haven't had the experience of showing a home that had nudists in full view.  Yes, it has happened. I have talked to real estate agents and clients that have gone into houses where people are naked...unabashedly naked.  It happens, I guess as this is a lifestyle for some people. 

I had a friend in Dallas, that went on a first date with a guy that took her to a party that was attended predominately by nudists.  When asked what she did, she said she took her clothes off and had a nice time at the party.

Not my idea of a good time. 

This brings me to the real topic of today's post.  The disparity between how comfortable or uncomfortable people are with their bodies.  Obviously, naked party goer guy that brought his date to nudist party is entirely comfortable with walking around a total stranger and having no inhibitions at all.  My friend was equally fine as she is open to trying new things and calling them great "life experiences". 

Just this past week 400 people in Wales got together to break a new Guinness World record for the largest number of nude people to skinny dip together.  I am definitely not a team player in that sport. 

I am not even up to the level of comfort that would allow me to take part in the annual Ride New York Subway Pantless event.  This year was the 10th year that Improv Everywhere sponsored an event  for 10,000 registered participants to ride the subways of New York City. 

So while, I appreciate the fun that all these folks are having.  Kudos to them for their joie de vivre.  I might add I would be fine if they were naked as long as my own clothes were firmly in place.

So what are your thoughts?? Would these types of events be fun for you to participate in?  Would it matter that the group in Wales did this to raise money for a charity?     What would you do if you went to look at a home and the residents were there naked? 

Would you consider yourself like me "inhibited" or are you totally "uninhibited"?

The Good for the Day....Clearly the people in Wales are having fun while they are freezing to death.  This event by the way was held on June 20th. 

The Bad for the Day...This is the kind of thing people like me have nightmares about....being naked in a crowd.

The Weird for the Day.... Family Portrait...look how happy the cats look  *Sorry to have to go back and edit but I have gotten a few emails and need to clarify.  This is not my family portrait.  I got this on a web site about nudists, of which I am not.  I couldn't have you thinking this is me or my family...yikes.  Next time I will label all pictures.

Today's video is the theme that Barenaked Ladies made for the TV show Big Bang Theory

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AngelBaby said...

I agree with you I want to keep my clothes on in public. Even though I still look pretty good I am keeping them on me. I loved you videos they were great!

Here's your click ...............

Love and Blessings,

Cheryl P. said...

I think that even when my body was rockin' (prior to two babies) I was very inhibited. Now my body is in great shape for the shape it's in as the song goes but not willing to be on a beach next to a 19 year old. It's great that you keep in good shape. That's impressive.

meleahrebeccah said...

Oh hell no! I could NEVER be naked in public. And I'm not a fan of those who ARE comfortable that way!

Cheryl P. said...

Luckily for me I don't think any of my friends, short of that one in Texas, is comfortable with nudity either. That person is an odd duck. She is an artist (so she thinks outside the box) and is like 5 foot and about 300 pounds. When she said she took her clothes off all of us (about 7 of us) were picking our jaws off the floor. I think we were all thinking "really do the world a favor and stay covered up" Bad on our part, I know but still it couldn't have been pretty.

Annie (Lady M) x said...

I think I must be a bit weird. I would never go naked anywhere, but then again, it wouldn't phase me in the slightest if I went to view a house and saw the occupants naked. Then again, I don't flap at anything.

meleahrebeccah said...

One word. YIKES!

Wolfbernz said...

Hi Cheryl,

No, I am not taking off my clothes, and no I would not want to walk in on nudist people for any reason.

As far as the weird for the day - the family portrait makes me want to throw up.

Clicks for you,

PS: Just to clarify that's not your family portrait... Right?!?!? LOL

Trina said...

No, I'm not going to be naked in public. I have issues being in a bathing suit on the beach. If it was for charity, take my word for it, it's charitable of me to stay clothed.

I have worked for a nudist family before... takes a lot of getting used to and I still never looked. Even if they were comfortable I was not. More power to them, but sometimes it's about considering others (especially when you are there for business reasons and not to hang out or party)

Love the video for the day! I didn't know the Barenaked Ladies sang that song (how fitting for today's topic... barenaked ladies) and I've never heard it in whole, it's actually pretty good.

Happy Tuesday!

Cheryl P. said...

This is what I said too. I am absolutely not comfortable with my clothes coming off but if someone else is comfortable in the buff I am going on about my business. I have had someone come out of a bathroom with just a towel on while I was showing a house and I steered my people to a differnt room and the tour continued.

Jewell said...

Whew!!! There you are!! =)

Well...my original thought was "HELL to the F no!" I have no problem walking about my house nekkid. With the doors locked of course, not that it would stop my FIL from coming in the house because he has a key. However, I'm not going to do it when a realtor is coming to show my house. Nor am I going to go skinny dipping. Period. Alone or in a group to create a world record. I consider a bubble bath and a glass of wine as close to skinny dipping as I'm interested in getting.

Firstly...I don't necessarily like looking at my body myself, but I don't want others perusing my wares either.

Secondly...there are very few religious mantras that I can get behind...one of them is "Do unto others...." I won't show you mine if you don't show me yours.

Cheryl P. said...

no, that definitely isn't me. AND if I was that out of shape, I wouldn't even want to see me naked. Plus if hubby looked like that there would be a diet starting immediately. I don't think I would want to go to a nudist camp or anything but if I happened to walk into a house to show it to buyers and there was a naked person there, I probably would move elsewhere in the house. I don't think I would be flustered to the extent I couldn't do my job.

Cheryl P. said...

That is really funny the way you put the bathing suit comment. That is true of me too. I am strongly in favor of the 1020's type of full body swim suit becoming fashionable again. In fact, I should only swim where full body suits are the norm as the lycra type fabric might serve a purpose.

That is really interesting that you have worked for a nudist family before. What are the odds of that???

You are right about the lack of consideration though. As being nude isn't the norm of our culture the people that foist their nudist lifestyle on others are really being inconsiderate. I hadn't really thought of it in those terms. Your comments are always so well thought out.

A lot of the Barenaked Ladies stuff has a lot of humor if you listen to it. I think their lyrics are usually pretty clever.

Cheryl P. said...

(((Jewell))) my friend you are always so funny. Hell the F no you say!!! You are way more secure than I am . I wouldn't even be walking around my own house as gravity does bad things to old relics of womanhood. Now if you aren't setting your house to be the one the buyers are remembering, you just aren't trying to get the place sold. HHHaaa HHhaaa.

Jewell said...

lmao - well there is setting the house to be memorable and to sell quickly, and then there is scaring potential buyers to the point they run screaming in the other direction.

However, should someone be brazen enough to actually buy a house after seeing the nekkid previous owner...can the previous owner be then sued for PTSD suffered by those now living in the house who are not able to escape the sight of the nekkid previous owner wandering the house? =)

jayne said...

Are you kidding? Have you ever ridden the NYC subway? I would highly advised against ever riding it pantless. That is just plain dumb. Even if you don't take a seat, you should't ride it pantless!
The nudist thing is hysterical. Oh, whatever makes you happy, I guess. I don't really want to bare witness to it, though, if you know what I mean. ;)

oldereyes said...

There was a time when I'd go out proudly for a run in just a pair of running shorts but I'm pretty modest, particularly for a guy. Any comment I could make on the family portrait would be rude, vulgar and low hanging fruit (so to speak).


Cheryl P. said...

I am 100 percent sure that in your case no running, no screamin, no tramatic reprocussions or anything of the sort. BUT I have seen a few homeowners that are scary enough to leave me with nightmares and they even had the clothing on.

Cheryl P. said...

I have had several people point out the fact they would want layers of material between them and all that is NYC subway.

I agree, I haven't ever had the urge to take off my clothes and take a dip with 400 other naked strangers. Some things are just better out of sight and out of mind.

Cheryl P. said...

You know, I really expected some of the men readers to be more on board with the joining in on a skinny dippin free for all. Maybe running into ice cold water was the deal breaker on this particular event.

I think I could also think of some rude and vular things to say about the portrait but I have pushed the images of low hanging fruit right out of my fertile imagination.

bodaciousboomer said...

If I were walking about naked at the seashore people would run away shrieking liked they'd seen Godzilla coming ashore.

Therefore, as a public service, I keep my Underoos on at the beach and every other public space.

Cheryl P. said...

I seriously doubt that. I totally agree with you about keeping one's underoos on though. Some things are better left under cover.

Madge said...

I like to be naked, I'd probably have no problem getting naked in a group if my body was comparable or better than everybody else's. But if I'm going to be the biggest person there, then no way. I'm a size 6 so the chances of me being the biggest are pretty slim. I'm the youngest of our group of friends too, they're all in their 50's, so I would also be the least wrinkly which is also pretty important.

Cheryl P. said...

You are so right about the 50 somethings. I am in my 50's now and even though I am a size 2 or sometimes 4...gravity has played havoc. I work out like a fool and still, 50 year old bodies can't look like they did in their 30's. It's depressing. The good news is that clothes can cover up the flaws.

Junebug said...

A - I'm glad my family left Wales forever ago. Although at home in my personal space is a different story.

B. My best friend, her husband and baby participated in the no pants subway ride in Atlanta last year.
They are picture 27 and 34 here http://atlanta.metromix.com/events/essay_photo_gallery/no-pants-subway-ride/2398643/content

And last picture here http://martarocks.com/2011/01/18/the-no-pants-subway-ride-2011/

I have never understood that cat and people picture. What the hell were they thinking? I guess that is the cheapest way to wear fur.

Cheryl P. said...

Really, the no pants ride in Atlanta looks like people are having fun with it. People that are much braver than I am and some definitely look better in their underoos than I would. Your friends baby is darling and those hats are too fun.

My take on the cat picture is that those people are really nudists but wanted to have a picture that was G rated enough for friends and family that don't live the lifestyle. I swear if I would become a nudist (and I won't) I would meet my trainer 7 days a week for a llllloooongggg time prior to my disrobing.