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more than pics campaign

It’s no secret that the editors of this site are dismayed by the incredible amount of “naturist” blogs and social media accounts that simply reblog retweet and repost images of naked people and classify themselves as such. There is a small but growing group of people who are calling for something more -more than just pics. That is the genesis of this campaign and the accompanying hashtag. #morethanpics

Why bother? Why not just leave people alone and let them do their thing?

Well that is exactly what we are doing instead of calling for people to change what they are doing, we are saying do what you want, but we want to offer  another option. That option brings two benefits. It helps raise the caliber of material being put out under the naturist, nudist or clothes free label to a higher level. Secondly we will benefit blogger who adopt this campaign by driving more traffic to their sites from clothes

The first benefit. The level of quality of naturist, and nudist material online is quite lacking. Prn sites have captured the word nudist and do a much better job of marketing and promoting their cause than most genuine nudists do. Many naturists seem to think adopting the naked picture approach used by the prn industry is the best way to get traffic to their blogs. So blog after blog reblogs the same images of naked women many of them taken from p*rn sites and try to fit the them into a naturist frame. Little or no thought seems to be given the to source of the images or the human beings they represent. We think we can do better in representing naturism and nudism in the online space. This is an ideas shared by others.

This is a polar opposite of a nudist tumblr with 3,000 photos all of people that happen to be A. Female B. Blonde and C. 101lbs. What I’m getting at is the nudist community online has some incredibly valuable resources online, they’re just buried under a trash heap of results in the googlesphere.

More over, if nudist content creators want an audience they must raise the bar to keep users coming back. That means continuing to deliver material conducive to the nudist community overall.
If we want to achieve better acceptance, and prove to the rest of the world we are not a bunch of frolicking thin-bodied coeds or creepish guys looking for a date that take crotch-happy selfies mimicking the letter ‘Y’…then we need to make sure the web is populated with more accurate portrayals of nudism. And that starts with us…the community – @nudistnerd

The broader society at least here in the US already has a pretty negative view of naturism and clothes free living. When they encounter naturist labeled stuff that offends not only social mores and aesthetic instincts but also appears cheesy and repetitive that does nothing to create a more positive perception. Naturism and clothes free living ends up looking more like porn with its de-personalized objectified soul less depictions of men and women. While that may not be the intention of the “naturist” blogger (we give everyone the benefit of doubt) the reblogging of pictures without any connection to the human being plays to the conventional wisdom that there is no difference between nudity, clothes free living, naturism and porn. An idea that though widely held, is inaccurate. Truth is that every clothes free body is home to a human being with feelings, a soul, hopes and dreams not just a naked body.

If most or even some bloggers or social media posters regularly shared stories experiences and activities of their own the broader society would begin to see the diverse, normal (as opposed to abnormal and deviant) character of the clothes free community. They would be reminded that nudity is normal in fact natural when they encounters the experiences of human being similar to themselves and those they know. We think this would go a long way towards the positive promotion of the cause.

Second benefit

As mentioned before one of the factors we see in the default reblogging of pics just naked pics. So to serve the self interest of bloggers joining the campaign while still seeking to get traffic to their sites we will be awarding a #morethanpics badge to a new blog or web site  each week. The #morethanpics blog of the week will also get a link on the front page of our web site a free membership  and ad on our social network (including a featured blog post) and a shout out (and possible guest spot) on the clothes free living update audio broadcast from clothes free life radio.

So how does this work.

It’s simple really.

  • No need to start a new blog unless you REALLY want to or don’t have one now.
  • Just begin the practice of posting more than just pics on your blog or social media. Share stories of your own experiences. Give your thoughts on hot topics around naturism,nudism and clothes free living. Report the latest naturist/nudist happenings and events.
  • Tag your posts with #morethanpics. Send us a tweet on Twitter, message on Instragam to be sure we know you are onboard.
  • We will check out your site and award the #morethanpics badge to the site we think is most deserving each week.
  • We will email you the badge image to place on your site where it most stay for ar least a month to get the above benefits.

That’s it we hope you will join us in this effort to UP our game online to be more effective in promoting naturism, nudism and clothes free living.

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  1. I know it’s a radical thought in the nudist community to take up
    The narrative I hear a lot is this:

    “How can nudity be normalized if we can’t show online what it’s like?”

    Thing is, you can’t fight fire with fire. Nudity would not need to be normalized if the majority already had the wherewithal to look at photo of nudists and think “wow, that’s so wholesome.” So filling the internet with wholesome photos of nudity won’t counter the overwhelming majority of unwholesome photos of nudity found online.

    #morethanpics is not only relevant, I see it as much needed guideline. We need to show there is a substance behind clothes free living. The point of clothes free living is to live in a world that isn’t dominated by photoshopped vanity, 21 year old coeds.

    If nudists online solely rely on posting photos with beautiful people and slapping some pro-nudist slogans on top of it…then they’re no better than what GQ/Cosmo do. Cosmo may post a photo of an athletic blonde, GQ posts photos of sharp looking dudes and attach words like “Be thinner, be happier” on top of them. Many nudist twitters/bloggers/etc go for this low hanging fruit. They find an attractive looking photo and slap words like “Be naked, be happy” and call it a day. Which is ironic because many nudists become nudists do stop feeling bad about their own image yet they’re subjugated to people online, who claim to be nudists, yet engage in the same tactics magazines and other publications do. Thus taking the conversation nowhere.

    Keep it up man – I’ll be fighting the good fight alongside ya bro!


    • Thanks for the comment. I know we are one the same page as quoted you innthenpiece. The problem with the argument that the “show what it’s like. folks make is, the pics typically don’t show naturism or nudism they just show nakedness! We aren’t against pics, we just think there needs to be more than pics. We hope for stories, lives, experiences attached to any pics. Particularly pics that belong to the people posting. What good is it to say you love nudism but only share pics of others? How about sharing stories of your own experiences?

      Maybe the truth is many are not genuine and just using the label to further their own agenda. Them newbie nudist bloggers come along and take that as the standard. This is why we hope to create a different standard. Thanks again sharing your thoughts.


  2. We wholeheartedly agree with your campaign! The use of naked photos of women to market the nudist lifestyle really does little more than attract the those who just want to see naked pictures! We’ve always taken the position that our marketing would generally NOT include pictures of people, but of situations and scenes of nudist life.

    There was one respected nudist resort that ONLY used naked photos of women to market the business. We were always uncomfortable with that exploitation and wondered just how much quality business they got from that effort.

    Thanks for your efforts to bring social nudity to a higher level. We will always support your #morethanpics campaign!


    • Thanks for the comment and the support you highlight some very good points for the campaign and suggestions for how to use pocs in an effective way.


  3. Great idea. Count me in. As you see, my wordpress blog and twitter account already follow this principle, and the #morethanpics is a great idea I will adopt.


  4. The only reason we would want to show pictures of naked individuals is to draw attention to our philosophy and recruit more individuals to our way of living. this seems to be in direct competition with porn sites who are looking to link with the porn industry for financial gain.
    I would suggest that we focus on our narratives reflecting the freedom, fun and inclusiveness of our way of life and show only long shots of nudist/naturist activities that can’t be enlarged to show detailed views of our bodies.
    After a while, this would eliminate the porn, voyeuristic and prurient curious and attract those that already have an affinity for clothes freedom.

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    • Thanks for the comment. What you describe is the point of the campaign – to increase the amount of stories, experiences and narratives about cloths fre living that is shared. With the hope that will help to normalize the broader societies impression of clothes free life and simple nudity.


  5. Anna says

    I think all the naturism/nudism starts when you want to feel comfortable without clothes. Instead of wanting to show your body to other people. Or maybe get a thrill if somebody looks at your body but you pretend you don’t see them. If we say nudists do everything clothed people do then we should talk about everything that’s not about nudity. But how nudism affects the ordinary & normal things people do. The opposite is the exhibition & voyeor people that just want to play games. Or the people that like looking at naked people to get some arouse but not think about those people’s doing not for them to look at but for themselfs.

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    • Thanks for the response Anna that is exactly what we are promoting sharing the life part of clothes free living not just showing images of naked people -think that will go a long way to normalizing the clothes free life.


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