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.”