The Naked Blog

From child to adult, from blushing and shy to delivering seminars in front of 100's of nudists. My name is Abby Turner, I am retired but continue to council people through seminars and private sessions.

My original blog will be posted here as well as new posts because I believe the information is important and well worth the time and energy. Original posting dates may not stay the same but may reflect the date I moved the post. I've been asked not to delete my original blog, sending it to the dark, nowhere void of the internet space; that being said, I will move the information here.

Please bare with me, it will be very time consuming and emotional at times. I will also include Lisa's posts as I believe her posts were and still are very valuable and informative to common issues, topics and discussions.


Body Modifications and Nudism

Lately there has been a lot of discussion regarding body modifications and how they are viewed in the nudist communities.  For the most part, body modifications are viewed no different with nudists as with clothed communities other than the nudist community may be more accepting of the modifications just as we do not judge and accept all body shapes, sizes and color.  Of course there are always exceptions in all communities, but we are talking the majority.

Piercings, tattoos, parts augmentation are all examples of body modifications.  The reasons behind having any of these (or other) modifications are wide and varying.  Some people categorize body modifications the same as hair style or coloring.  In most respects, this is very true and to the point.

A person styles or colors their hair because they believe it makes them look pretty or handsome, younger or more distinguished.  This is of course considered acceptable in most communities and lifestyles. On several occasions while at resorts, I have noticed men and women who have dyed their hair as well as their pubic hair to match.  This is considered acceptable, no issue, no matter the color.  Where as in clothed communities, someone walking around with bright green hair (and maybe their pubic hair to match) there are always stares, comments, looks of disgust, etc.  In some case, people even shy away or are afraid of the person with the bright green, blue, red or purple hair. Not so much if at all in the nudist community.  Nudists tend to accept people for who they are and how they look.

Pierced ears has been done by both men and women of all ages, for decades; actually for centuries.  Yet if a person has multiple ear piercings or enlarged holes, this is not considered acceptable by many.  If we take a look at different cultures around the globe and go back in time, there is strong evidence to show pierced body parts were accepted either because of religious reasons, or comfort reasons, or as part of a ritual signifying a certain status; age, class or profession.
Piercing body parts is nothing new, even when piercing of the genitalia.  Piercing of the genitalia, centuries ago was done for several reasons, where as today, most genitalia piercing is for looks just as piercing the ears.

Just because people are not use to seeing it, does not make it unacceptable or wrong.  However, in some nudist resorts, having jewelry in, on, or around the genitalia, is not allowed.  Those resorts feel genitalia piercing is meant to draw attention to that region and therefore is not acceptable.  I do not believe genitalia piercing is anymore sexual than getting your hair styled.  Yes, some genitalia piercings are done because it may increase sexual pleasure but then again, so are some hair styles.  In most cases, I believe piercings, as it is with hair styles, are done to make a person feel prettier, they like the look.... Personal gratification.

So, right or wrong, who are we to judge?  Like it or not, obviously, someone likes it.  So don't judge the person, if you don't like the look, don't look!