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!
We recently came across this blog post from British Naturism that we just had to share with you. It sheds light on the increasing interest in naturism among young adults in the UK and how social media has influenced their body image. As a naked sailing company, we were fascinated by this article and it reinforced our belief that social nudity can have a positive impact on mental health and body image. So, we thought you’d enjoy taking a look too!
*Trigger warning: This blog mentions eating disorders and suicide.
“Freehiking” is the modern term for the act of hiking or walking in nature while naked. For this week’s blog post, we’d like to share an excerpt from an article on PlanetNude.substack.com. It outlines the best practices for trekking naked in nature – legally and illegally. The original article contains a disclaimer, and we’d like to add our two cents: While we enjoy nude activities like freehiking, we don’t condone illegal activity and we believe that nudity, even in settings where it’s allowed, should be practiced mindfully.
We came across this article on Medium.com from nudist writer, GB Dare. He uses satire as a persuasive technique, to send the message that “nice, ordinary, productive members of society sometimes like to be naked and/or have a few kinks.” When we think of who comes on our Everything To Sea sailing trips, we could say the same exact thing. We hope you enjoy this sarcastic – and hilarious – post as much as we did!
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.”
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.
Hedonism often gets a bad rap. But upon taking a closer look at what hedonism actually is (and is not), you may be surprised that it’s poor reputation is unwarranted. In fact, “rational hedonism” is closely linked to health and wellness. Today we’re posting an excerpt from an article originally posted on TheConversation.com that takes a deep dive into hedonism and how it affects well-being.
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!
Kevin Mayfield is a travel agent who advises his clients on ideal travel experiences, and of course he recommends Everything To Sea for those seeking naked travel. In fact, Kevin himself is a proud nudist and probably sells trips while in the buff at his laptop! You can reach him at Kevin(at)mwktravelservices(dot)com for planning your upcoming trip. In this post, Kevin brainstorms how to use the concept of love languages to elevate travel experiences.
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!