So I just happened to notice a rant by a fellow blogger Thanks MacPsych! I was clearly asleep at the wheel. In this part of the country, some are wrapped in enough clothing for the coldest of days in Chicago, while others could be the poster child for the definition of scantily clad — in that way that draws your attention to particular physical attributes.
But as I was making my way back, the simplest of facts occurred to me! For me, Tumblr was something of a Naturist Clearing House… I followed blogs that focused on real naturist photography, avoiding those that had a voyeuristic edge, and simply blocking the ones that were overtly sexual. This is what naturism is really about! Simply being naked in the woods, or at a lake, or with friends and family at the beach. But I was too late. To create this blog post, I performed a series of Google image searches, all of which included the word nudist, naturist, or even known naturist destinations like those in Croatia and France.
In an effort to demonstrate some sense of diversity, so that we might take note of the fact that black, Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern and Europeans all have the same body parts , but simply in varied proportions. But as I conducted my search, Mr. Google pulled down copious amounts of some of the randiest, raunchiest pornography I have ever seen. In fact, it took me forever to find the eighteen images included in this post amidst literally thousands of images ranging from the mildly provocative, to people doing things I had never even dreamed of before!
And I have a pretty vivid imagination. So nice work Tumblr. And you too Instagram and Facebook — though you should know, Mr. You just might want to look into that. In one foul swoop, Tumblr wiped out galleries of real naturist images that people have been collecting and sharing for years. No need to clutter up all that web space with naked people playing volleyball, laying in the sand, and swimming in the sea when those gigabytes could be much better appropriated to legitimate porn sites, many of which I inadvertently visited today while they were hiding behind photos of people walking on a nude beach.
Maybe you should concentrate on something that matters, liking bringing down the American government by broadly distributing fake news in an effort to eat away at the pillars of democracy.
Amazing that you have time to handle all that, while enforcing exposed nipple laws at the same time! Agreed on all counts! Sorry to hear your Tumblr got caught in the crossfire. Like Liked by 3 people. So ironic on so many levels. Makes me want to chuck them BOTH into the pool. Like Liked by 2 people. Like Liked by 1 person. Fair enough. For a long time, I collected images through sources like Clothesfree International, where I was a paying member for several years.
Attribution was still a dicey situation, but an attempt had certainly been made. What I DO try to avoid are images that are taken secretively, as you can typically tell by the camera angle and position. Not trying to sound as defensive as I probably do, but in a way, you make a very strong illustration for the essence of my post. Simply conducting a search for images while traveling and away from my saved galleries of naked people that were NOT somehow connected to a porn site was daunting. And more to YOUR point, tells us exactly what the rest of the world sees when they do a web-search for naturism.
Someone may find images from MY blog on Google or Twitter if they can sift through all the smut. I took that chance when I posted them. Thanks for reading. I appreciate your candid response, and I think about this stuff all the time. I love a good debate on matters such as these should you wish to keep this spinning. This is the kind of discussion that should be happening on blog forums that have reduced themselves to banter about erections and pubic hair. My body is not porn. It is wholesome, natural and it is healthy to casually see it.
Tumblr says that it is porn. How much more insulting can they be? Call it what you may, my boycott, or whatever, I quit. I have retreated to WordPress and MeWe as the only viable means of communication of my own naturist ideas. I deleted my Tumblr the day before the ban. It really amazed me that Tumblr has joined the anti-nudity ranks.
But some have pointed out that Tumblr was in the market for major investors. Maybe it was a hostile corporate takeover…. Dan I agree with your thoughts wholeheartedly. The thing I liked about Tumblr was it was left up to me what images I liked and the others I could ignore. I try not to be judgemental and let others do their thing without trying to enforce my values on them. There seems to be a lot of that going around these days.
What happened to asking people to be responsible for their own values and behavior instead of trying to sanitize a very unsanitary world. And make no mistake, it IS an Industry.
A multi billion dollar one! Just my two cents worth. Like Like. You have a wonderful blog, Dan. Almost all of my photos were banned on Tumbir because they depicted nudity. I am a nudist enjoying the nudist life style. I am considered immoral to the close minded community. Thanks for your kind words. Seems we live in an age where most policies are dictated about paranoia, but yet, everybody is paranoid by exactly the wrong things! I too removed my naturist site from Tumblr. It is sad that nudism is so connected to sex that people forget they are naked underneath their layers of clothing.
But the world is run on fear, not acceptance. It comes down to financial clout. A small boycott by the morally constipated has a vastly bigger impact than one by the advocates of clothing freedom. To the religious right and even a few radical feminists nude simply equals porn. You can try to explain all you want and in their eyes, you are lying in order to promote pornography. Look how hard the battle is for gay rights.
Fifty years of fighting and it is still a dangerous thing to be in many places in the US and socially accepted in only a few. The fact that no data supports their position labelled irrelevant. These people do not respond to reality.
There is hope, though. I don;t recall the response, but I do recall the students were not impressed. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account.
You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Share this: Email Tweet. Like this: Like Loading New Tumbl is a worthy replacement. I always enjoy your blog ,please keep it up , I look forward to reading it. Pingback: Nudie News. Maybe it was a hostile corporate takeover… Like Liked by 3 people. Why migrated to MeWe. On the other, I am the Wolf. The major players in the Social Media industry have lost the plot, big time.
Thanks for reading! None of this helps us now, but it does bode well for the future. February 11, at am. So what are your comments about Peace Blue Naturist Resort? Worth a visit?