Everyone’s got their own story to tell. And we think it’s interesting that no matter how niche someone’s experience is, we can all identify with at least a few aspects. In this blog post, we’d like to share a story originally published on AlmostWild.com. It’s the story of a young man who grew up in a conservative, evangelical home in a small farming town and struggled with his body image and sexual orientation. And like so many of us, he found solace in naturism. Read more from a proud gay naturist, below.
Are you a fan of evocative and thought-stirring photography? In this blog post/interview from PlanetNude.co, we take a closer look at the work of Ukrainian artist and photographer, Artem Humilevskyi. His nude images capture the raw human spirit in a way that is both haunting and playful. Though he doesn’t consider himself a nudist, he recognizes nudity as a tool for self-expression and reflection in his craft. We hope you enjoy learning about this artist and his creative process!
What’s your insecurity? More than likely, a body part comes to mind. Hairline. Nose. Skin blemishes. Balls. It’s hard not to succumb to the negative emotions around our insecurities, and let them stop us from living life fully. Some people practice nudism in rebellion against the arbitrary societal assignment of “good” versus “bad” appearance. Screw all the bullshit of a good versus a bad stomach – a body is a body is a body. And all men’s bodies are welcome on Everything To Sea trips. We love the way this article from AlmostWild.com goes further into this topic.
You might think that posting images from our trips is a simple thing to do, but in fact, it’s pretty darn complicated. It may seem that our social media and website are rather conservative, considering we’re a nudist company. That’s because we’ve had our fair share of issues, including having Instagram photos flagged and taken down, and having our social media accounts shadow-banned. There’s lots of grey area in terms of what body parts we can and can’t show, which can differ with each platform. For example, we can’t show a bumcrack on our website (though, we can show a bit of side cheek), or else we’ll be penalized in our Google search results. That’s the nature of being a naturist company in a world that can’t seem to wrap its head around non-sexual nudity. In this blog post, we’re sharing an excerpt from the Planet Nude substack, written by nudist historian and podcaster Evan Nicks. Read on to learn about the “algorithmic amplification of body shame.”
In a healthy nudist community, practicing non-judgement is essential, accepting people as they are is precious, and staying curious is where the magic happens. In this blog post, we’re sharing an excerpt from AlmostWild.blog. It’s a beautiful reminder of how the practice of nudism is nuanced, and how it can mean different things to different people based on their personal interests and experiences. Aboard our trips, we meet a variety of men from all walks of life. We’ve learned that holding an open, supportive space for deep conversation often yields the most amazing and memorable voyages.
At Everything To Sea, we sometimes get inquiries from guys who want to be naked with other men, but they’re holding back due to fear of rejection. We’re proud to provide a body-positive space for all men to engage in social nudity, free of judgment to others. But what about judging yourself? Giving yourself a break from self-criticism is extremely freeing and empowering. Envision a future where every body belongs.
Despite the body-positive movement mostly being focused on women, it’s important to acknowledge that men have body image struggles, too. Unfortunately they’re not as openly discussed or diagnosed. One condition in particular is disproportionally affecting men, accelerated by gym culture and fitness influencers. Read more in the following excerpt from a mental health article by VeryWell Mind.
At Everything To Sea, we sometimes get inquiries from guys that are along these lines: “I’m dreaming of joining a trip, but I’m worried I won’t fit in because of my age.” The fact is, men from every decade join our trips. And we’ve found that everyone has something to contribute, which ultimately forms a unique voyage. From muscles and eye-candy, to knowledge and experience and depth, to humor and positive attitude, it’s our firm belief that every man who comes aboard our ship is interesting on some level. And it’s the variety of backgrounds and life experiences that make each of our trips memorable and fun.
Aging is a topic that’s normally perceived as negative… and related to loss. But there are legitimate, positive gains to growing older – though often overlooked or downplayed. We enjoyed this article from Outside Magazine, which talks “on the harder-to-measure benefits of age and experience.” It dives into scientifically measured benefits of growing older. We hope you enjoy this blog post – why don’t you tell us your reaction, in the Comments section, below!
Get Your Dream Relationship by Setting Boundaries
If you’ve gone through our website, you know that our most unique offering (in fact, we’re the only company in the world that offers this!) is Your Private Journey. So hopefully, you’ve heard about Your Private Journey. Now, what about Your Dream Relationship? In this post, we discuss something we can’t set up for you: this one, you’ve got to do yourself. Read on, for tips on how to get Your Dream Relationship.
The fact is, boundaries are essential in healthy partnerships. And we each have our own set of boundaries – whether we’re fully conscious of them or not. For example, “I need you to be on time for our date night,” or, “I don’t want to be touched there.” When boundaries are crossed in relationships, it’s normal to feel frustrated, disappointed, or sad. For many, it’s a great challenge to actually state boundaries out loud due to fear of judgement, abandonment, or rejection. But people aren’t mind readers, and that’s why rules and boundaries must be made explicit – and the sooner, the better. In this article, we’re going to dive into how to set boundaries, especially when it comes to open relationships.
There are many so-called “sexual health experts” out there, including family members, religious leaders, and burnt out health class teachers. And unfortunately, much of the information that we get from these “experts” is laced with shame. In this blog, we’d like to reintroduce you to our gorgeous friend, masturbation, with a body-positive and research-based outlook. Later, we’ll touch on a couple of trending topics related to male masturbation, including the NoFap movement and semen retention.
Our guest blogger is Tyler the Bad Wolf. He’s a writer, elite male companion, and all-around penis enthusiast. Badwolf.blog is a collection of his thoughts on male sexuality, pornography, art, and sexual health. In these two posts taken from Tyler’s glossary about male masturbation culture, he talks about dicks, concepts around them, and being proud of what you have. Happy reading!
Everything To Sea’s Communications Specialist Eddie is out, proud, and a true activist for gay awareness. In this post, he writes about what it’s like to be gay in a hetero-normative world, and how experiences like naked sailing with other enlightened guys can be a positive force for gay men.
May is the National Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. One of our founders, Max, recently talked about his observation on how men often found it difficult to speak up about their inner world. He recommended this article that talks about signs of anxiety, stress, and depression in men by Jean Claude Chalmet, as told to Anna Maxted. A version of this article can be found on ThePlaceRetreat.com.
As more and more people get vaccinated worldwide, we can’t help but wonder how this will change the face of travel. Is this the new dawn of a traveling era? Our Communications Specialist Eddie Rahadian has a take on it.
“I don’t have a good enough body or a big enough dick to be naked in front of others.” Have you ever said this before? Even if you haven’t said it out loud, perhaps you’ve thought it to yourself. We interviewed a guy who’s posted on our Twitter X page. Below, he talks about his own body image...
What if I get hard? What if my dick isn’t big enough? We know that some of our readers may be new to the idea of going nude in group settings. If you’re not an experienced nudist, you may have questions. We are reprinting excerpts from an original article written by NakedWanderings.com. In some places, we’ve changed the text as necessary, to make it more applicable to an all-male situation.
The start of summer has begun in the northern hemisphere. That means a high sun angle – and that could mean a good thing for those of us baring it all in the sun. It is not good to catch a burn, of course, but according to Logan Christopher who runs the website LegendaryStrength, the sunshine on our balls is good for us.