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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Holiday Treats: A Toast To 2010!



Here's to 2010! It was fun! Happy New Year to all of you and best wishes for all of 2011! As you celebrate the end of the old and welcome the new, please consume whatever responsibly. As you pop the cork, cover the cock with a condom! Be safe!

I'm grateful for your support throughout 2010! I'll resume regular posting here in 2011!

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Holiday Treats





With most of the East Coast buried under snow, a little reminder of some nude activities during warmer times of the year. I hope all of you are enjoying the holidays! I am!

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Holidays!



All the best of the season to all of you. I am grateful and humbled by all of your love and support here since January, 2010. I'm off to be with my man of interest and family, possibly a few isolated posts until the New Year! Be safe! Be responsible! I hope to see all of you in 2011!

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holiday Essentials


Actually, they're a must all the time throughout the year! However, especially during this season, given all the partying and socializing taking place, we don't want to be caught unprepared! Buy now before it's too late to ensure that your holidays are jolly! There's no time like the present to plan ahead so when that merry moment happens, you'll happen! Remember, Santa can't do it all! Be responsible! Play safe! Don't stand underneath the mistletoe without one!

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Peace On...? Goodwill Towards...?

We see the words: Peace on earth, goodwill towards all, displayed and offered by many, especially during this holiday season. A phrase of welcome, comfort, fellowship and inclusion. It serves as a greeting and a call and response to both friend and stranger alike. A message of acceptance and hope understood by us all. Often, it is the central theme of sermons and homilies delivered from altars and pulpits across countless faith communities throughout this time of year.

Yet frequently, this idea of tolerance is followed by words of hate, judgment, damnation and exclusion, particularly against the GLBT community. More than likely, this mixed message is uttered as divine truth from the altars and pulpits of numerous houses and sanctuaries of prayer and worship all over the world. A building dedicated to the glory of God and a place of solace and refuge becomes a home of intolerance, division and torture. A place and community that was meant to inspire and uplift is transformed into a commune of deceit and evil. A manifestation of all that's wrong in our world today.

The source of this deception, this problem, this distortion of truth isn't faith nor religion. The tenets or creeds of all the religions of the world are basically the same. They espouse charity, compassion, tolerance and understanding. They encourage what is good about humanity. These core values instruct us to strive to live our lives as decently, productively and respectfully as possible.

The root of this corruption of our belief systems are the men and women, the humans, who take what we hold as divinely inspired and interpret it to foster their own selfish and self-serving agenda of greed and power. There is no better way to guarantee their own material success and status than to demonize us, the GLBT community, and blame us for all that's wrong in this world. Label and libel us as the common enemy and your coffers will be full. If you want people to donate and support your cause, then give them a reason to fight and hate.

No, the conflict isn't with religion. Faith gives us all a reason to hope and to love. The problem is with the false prophets who manipulate religion in order to satisfy their personal greed and lust for power and wealth.

This holiday season, hope and work for peace on earth and goodwill towards all. That is the truly Divine. Beware of the false prophets and try to forgive their lies and transgressions. That is what separates us from them.

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

U. S. Senate Repeals DADT


Today, the United States Senate voted to end the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy of banning openly same gender loving persons from serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. President Barack Obama is expected to sign this legislation immediately. This vote terminates the seventeen year ban on queers being barred from freely sacrificing their lives for their country. Finally, we can all die equal.

This does mark an historical moment in the United States. One formal and discriminatory legislative act is removed from practice and enforcement. Now, all persons, regardless of sexual history or orientation can proudly serve in the military.

However, we all know from experience, unlawful prohibitions don't end discrimination. Biased bigots are the last to acknowledge the truth.

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Naked Tree And Me


Some nudecentric festive nonsense and cheer to (hopefully) enliven your holidays and place a small grin on your chin! Have a great weekend!

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NAKED TREE AND ME!

This naked tree and me, we're happy as can be,
Because we are clothes free, we celebrate naturally!

You should be happy too, because this could be you,
All you have to do, is take your clothes off too!

Now is the time, to liberate body and mind,
You will feel just fine, nude this holiday time!

I've shared with you a reason, to enjoy this festive season,
For unity and group cohesion, strip for this joyous season!

Get naked with a tree, one growing naturally,
Enjoy your destiny, and a holiday memory!

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

General James F. Amos, USMC, Should Resign

James F. Amos, the U. S. Marine Corps Commandant should resign his commission or face a court martial out of his beloved corps. He has flagrantly and repeatedly violated U. S. military policy by engaging in politics. His public stance in opposition to the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT; the law banning open homosexuals from serving in the military) is in direct conflict with his Commander-In-Chief, President Obama; the Secretary of Defense Gates and the remaining members of the U. S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. His behavior and involvement in this political debate is a serious breach of his Code of Conduct as a military officer.

This uniform policy of non involvement in the political arena was primarily enacted to prevent a military takeover of the Federal Government. Basically, to eliminate a coup against the elected civilian government. It's an integral part of the checks and balances system that allows our democracy to work. That's also the reason that a duly elected civilian, the President, is Commander-In-Chief of all the armed forces. This regulation guarantees to the citizens of this country that the military doesn't become too powerful.

James Amos argues that allowing openly GLBT marines damages unit cohesion and effectiveness. He adds that having gays serving beside nongays provides a distraction to the heterosexual troops who are serving on the front lines of battle. This distraction would cause the loss of body part(s) or their lives. It would hinder their ability to focus on the task of protecting their fellow marines and winning the battle. This lame and weak premise is merely a continuation of the Bush-era tactic of deception, fear and mistrust.

Now, he doesn't address the issue of the threat to the GLBT service personnel having to serve beside openly hetero marines who are so poorly trained that they are easily distracted by serving beside a same gender loving person who is willing to give up his life to serve his/her country. James Amos neglects to remind us that our military and veterans hospitals are full of marines who've already lost a limb(s) while being distracted in battle during the time that DADT is in effect as the law of the land. (Please note: my intention of the last comment is not to devalue nor disrespect the sacrifices made by those injured). The words of the commandant are speculative and unsupported. Perhaps the true issue here is to change the training process of his marines so that they aren't so easily distracted.

A significant component of the U. S. Marine Corps training is directed on following orders and the chain of command. Unit cohesion depends on this philosophy. Discipline is an essential element to the overall success of the military. The actions of James Amos represent a complete disregard of this Marine Corps tradition. His insubordination to both the Commander-In-Chief and the Secretary of Defense call into question his leadership qualities. His disdain for adherence to military procedure is exhibiting what type of example to those under his command? How can he expect respect when he doesn't show respect?

James Amos should resign his commission immediately. In light of his conduct unbecoming an officer and dereliction of duty, it is the only honorable option that he has. Otherwise, he should be court martialled for insubordination. He's active duty military. The same regulations are applicable to him as well as those serving under him. His deception of truth and drfiance of his superiors is unacceptable and inexcusable.

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Nude Holiday Gift Suggestion #2



Before I get shot, this is the last gift suggestion that I'm recommending. This suggestion is the "Black Men 2011 Wall Calendar" by photographer Harry Leonard. Now, none of the featured models are nude. However, they're all shirtless and absolute eye candy. I ordered mine through Amazon.com.

"Black Men 2011" features a fellow nudist and blogger Mardi Reid. You can check out his nude photos on his blog: Me, Myself and I, The Naked Black Guy. To go there, simply go to My Blog List on the left side of your screen, click on Me, Myself and I and you're there. Mr. Reid is an erotic and fashion model, actor and author (his blog) who is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The 36 year old is also a very nice person. Be sure to check his blog.

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Nude Holiday Gift Suggestion #1


Looking for a last minute gift for a special nudist in your life? You might want to investigate this book: "A Brief History of Nakedness" by Philip Carr-Gomm. Originally released in May, 2010, and currently available only in hardcover, its 286 pages are interspersed with ample illustrations. The author examines nudity in religions, nudity in protests and nudity in pop culture without passing judgment and in a somewhat funny way. He also discusses how the naturalness of nakedness is repulsive to some and causes very complex and complicated emotional reactions in others. It's an interesting and light exploration of nudity primarily in Europe, Asia and North America.

I own this book and have read it. It isn't a difficult read however I was somewhat disappointed that the issue of homosexuality isn't mentioned once. Not that we queers are all naturists; just that for some homophobes, gay and naked are both interchangeable and the same. I thought this stereotype warranted at least a footnote.

This volume is available from amazon.com and bn.com. I never could locate a copy in any Barnes and Noble store I visited.

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Monday, December 13, 2010

"The Nak'd Truth" Cast Selected



On Sunday evening, December 12, 2010, "The Nak'd Truth," a proposed reality TV show being filmed in Land O'Lakes, Florida at the Caliente Nudist Resort and Spa, announced its eight person cast. The show is scheduled to begin filming in January, 2011. All eight members, who have no experience with social nudity, are required to remain naked for the estimated 30 days of production.

Surprisingly, most of those selected live in Florida, primarily in the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater metropolitan area. All range in age from their mid-twenties to early thirties. The four men and four women represent a variety of career professionals: a flight attendant, a finance auditor, systems administrator, etc. Producer Harris Salomon premise for the show is that most people judge others by what they're wearing and not with what is inside them.

Cast members are: Jennifer Fitzgerald, 24; Charles Hacker, 22; Fayth McCarty, no age available; Wayd Dionne, 23; Christy Michelle, 26; Robert Smith, 29; Nicole Young, 24; and Maksim Rozanovsky, 34. At no point in the submission of application tapes and photos, the live auditions and the subsequent callbacks was nudity required of any contestant.

The cast just completed a pilot shot for five cable TV networks interested in airing the series. The names of the networks are not being released at this time.

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

FYI: The photo on the left is a picture of an earlier actual casting audition. The one on the right depicts the cast introduction last night. For previous "The Nak'd Truth" articles published here, click on the "nudeworthy" label located on thr left side of your screen under "Labels."

Friday, December 10, 2010

Brief Update And Weekend

This has been one helluva week for this nude fool and I don't think there's anyone on this planet who's happier to see another weekend arrive! As if the stalled Arctic air mass over most of North America wasn't bad enough, add the dilemma of pajama pants in my bedroom AND the incident two evenings past in the supermarket and you can imagine the type of week that I've experienced. Trust, it wasn't pretty!

My man-of-interest has assured me the PJs are now history. They won't ressurect themselves until we spend some time during the holidays with his folks. Not like I lost any sleep over that situation. Actually, after what happened in my bed between the sheets that night guaranteed there would be no revival of that particular episode! Yours truly has his ways of ensuring quality assurance and the premiums more than satisfy.

I returned to an entirely different supermarket the night after that drama unfolded without any additional temper tantrums from frustrated shoppers. In all honesty, everyone the second time around behaved in a civilized manner. I did have my man with me as a live witness in the event that someone should decide to act stupid and I have the urge to go postal on their ass!

The work week was a joke as the idiots (not everyone, just three in particular) are now even crazier as the holidays approach. However, that's traditional and, sadly, even anticipated. DEAFinitely not worth the time stressing over. Some things in life never change because most dumbasses are so predictable in their behavior patterns.

Tonight, my man and I are hosting a nude cyber shopping party at his apartment. Maybe a half-dozen mutual friends are expected in less than an hour. I have four gifts left to order and I'm finished with all my holiday purchases. Tomorrow afternoon, a local queer naturist group is having naked cocktails at a bar in Washington, DC. Depending on the time my man gets off work, we may attend.

All of you have a great and safe weekend! I'll be back next week! Think positive and remain alert. Too many people out there forget how to party in moderation!

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Nude Of The Season



The Ho-Ho-Ho pictured here is Breion Diamond of Cocodorm.com fame. This picture has been around the net for several years now. Of course, Nude Of The Season isn't entirely correct, he is wearing a leather jacket. However, give the man a break! All over most of this country we're experiencing unseasonably cold temperatures! We can't have Santa freezing his cock off now, can we?

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

T'is The Season To Be...Rude!

On my way home from the office tonight, I stopped past a local supermarket to purchase a few needed staples. I selected my items and proceeded to the Express Lane for checkout. Considering the approaching holiday and all the madness, this lane was anything BUT express. Typical, this was the only express lane open.

While waiting in line patiently, I noticed this woman ahead of me engaged in an animated conversation on her mobile phone. At the time, I didn't pay her much mind and continued to IM my best friend about plans for Friday evening. Our line slowly progressed and eventually the woman in front of me reached the register. The cashier began to scan her products. At this point, the woman took maybe three steps away from the register, still talking into her telephone, making no visible effort to complete the transaction.

I was unprepared and shocked at what transpired next. Evidently the cashier and this woman began arguing. Apparently, it escalated as a supervisor/manager soon intervened. Next, the man behind me got involved, as did the couple in back of him. By this time, all other checkout lines stopped moving as the cashiers and customers were watching the drama happening right next to me.

Obviously, someone said something to the woman in front of me and this comment pushed her over the edge. She grabbed my carton of milk from the conveyor belt, ripped it open and then poured the contents all over my groceries and the ones the cashier had bagged for her and stormed out the store! The supervisor/manager and another employee followed her.

I had witnessed enough theatrics for one night. I simply raised both hands, shook my head and left behind her. I'd wasted more time than necessary already and wasn't about to replenish my goods and wait in line again. My man and I can be creative for breakfast tomorrow. I didn't want to risk a repeat performance by someone else!

I thought this was supposed to be a festive time of year? Whatever happened to goodwill towards all? If the tension and pressure is too much, either adapt or drop out of the race! Life is too short!

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

WTF! PJs?


Sometimes, relationships have the uncanny ability to just create insanity in the most calm and innocent of souls (and that would be yours truly). We're never totally prepared for the unexpected and, at times, we're blindsided by the actions of our other half. Wham! Bam! Crash! Our tranquil universe is turned completely upside-down. That happened to me, just last night.

Here in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, we're currently experiencing an unseasonable and windy arctic air mass that is causing thermometers to plummet. That would be an understatement. It's downright fucking frigid outside! Rest assured, my naked brothers, inside my condo is nice and toasty. When at home, I'm not going to be bothered wearing those restrictive and pesky garments. A man's home is his castle and mine is a nudist sanctuary.

So, last night, after spending the entire evening nude, doing our evening routine, my serious man-of-interest and myself prepared for bed. I was already in bed when my man emerges from the bathroom wearing a pair of flannel pajama pants! WTF! After doing a double-take, I asked where in the hell did those come from? In all our almost ten months together, I've never known him to sleep or ever wear clothes unnecessarily. What's happening here? Is he turning textile on me? These questions flooded my mind as I tried to think how to delicately handle this predicament.

As a matter of fact, I don't recall anyone ever being in my bed with clothes on. Come to think of it, that probably applies to my bedroom as well. I decided to play it cool as he climbed onto the bed next to me, all the while thinking to myself: we'll see precisely how long this situation lasts.

Fortunately, throughout this trauma, I kept enough of my wits to realize that I could somehow survive this shock. After we turned out the lights, it didn't take me fifteen minutes before I had him out of those damn pants and working his way to exactly where I wanted him! I've been around the block enough times to know what moves to make to achieve my goals! Yours truly can be as devious and conniving as any sorcerer when necessity demands decisive action!

I already know that in the infinite scheme of the universe that pajamas in bed isn't grounds for divorce. On the scale of one-to-ten on the relationship meter, PJs probably rate a minus two or lower. Far worse can happen. However, I do appreciate some semblance of order in my world.

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Nude Novice Notes: Deck Your Balls With...?

Whatever you like! That's right; your favorite holiday ornament. If you're new to nudism and this is your first holiday season attending nudist parties, it's okay to be festive. Although some nudist purists may disagree, if adding some holiday cheer to your body is what you want, go for it. Many guys do their thing for the season. Whatever floats your boat.

Personally, I'm not really into any decorating, either at home or my person, but if men do it for Halloween (and I have done that), then why not now? It is a choice each man must make for himself. In my years of being a naturist, I've witnessed some creative, ingenious and ridiculous adornments. However, it isn't my place to judge. We all, individually, decide how to celebrate whatever the holiday happens to be.

I confess that I do own several holiday-themed hats. One is a Santa and the other is a reindeer. I don't wear these except to make the annual holiday photo that accompanies a seasonal poem that I snail-mail to my nudist friends. My man-of-interst, on the other hand, decorates his apartment so that it resembles a Christmas shop but flatly refuses to pose with me wearing reindeer antlers or an elf hat. That one I simply cannot figure out but I respect his right to decide for himself.

Body paint is also used for creating a holiday scene. I recall several years ago a man had his entire back painted as a Christmas tree with all types of ornaments. On the back of his neck was painted a star. On his ass he'd painted gifts under the tree. I regret not asking how long it took him to create that scene. If a first prize was being offered, I'm sure he would have won hands down.

So, if you're in the holiday spirit and want to show off your creative and artistic nature, then by all means go ahead. Just be careful if you're trying to wrap those little electrical lights around you. That just might be a little restrictive and potentially harmful.

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Friday, December 3, 2010

I'm Dreaming Of A...?


None of the weather trappings of the upcoming seasonal holiday, that much is certain. Not this warm-blooded queer naturist! No sir! I can do without most of the wintertime all the time. The temperatures here recently took a nosedive to remind us all that summer is indeed a long ago memory. At night, the thermometer is now dipping to below the freezing point.

What I am dreaming of is warm, tropical breezes gently blowing the fronds of palm trees with a backdrop of cloudless blue skies. Lots of sand, surf and sunshine. And, most importantly, a beach full of nude men, stretched as far as the eye can see. Now that, my naked brethren, is paradise. That's what I'm dreaming of this time of year. Deck your halls with whatever you want. I'll do mine with palm leaves and orchids, thank you very much!

I know that we're just beginning our winter season. I know I have to survive the next three months of cold, ice and snow. I know that I'll enjoy doing s'naked (snow + naked = s'naked) again this year. However, after one or two times, that adventure tends to get old and stale. I think I want to keep my fantasy of nudes on the beach and eternal sun. That vision will last me at least until my February trip to Haulover Beach, Florida!

Just so you don't get the wrong impression, I do appreciate the atmosphere and festiveness of the winter holiday season. I like the spirit of peace on earth and goodwill to all humanity. It's the frigid temperatures that I find difficult to tolerate.

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Admirer Or Stalker?

As my routine, I went to the gym this morning on my way to work. Upon completion of my upper body sets, I returned to the locker room, stripped and then headed for the showers. Nothing unusual about this and simply part of my gym regimen. Between the time that I locked my locker, hit the shower stall and returned to retrieve my shaving gear, something extraordinary happened. A guy slipped a note into my locker. It caught my attention as the neon pink notepaper was a stark contrast to the black metal of my compartment.

Initially, I figured it was a dude complaining about me walking bareassed from the locker room to the showers. Today, I forgot to bring a spa-wrap with me (occasionally, I use one). After putting on my glasses and opening the note, I discovered otherwise. Now, all this time, I'm standing naked and drip-drying all over the floor. I DEAFinitely need to improve my multitasking skills here!

The note began: "I know where you live and I read your gay nudist blog. I know you're deaf (sic) and I want to fuck you." He (after all, it is the mens locker room) then proceeded to describe what part of his anatomy would work best with my body. I own the fact that I have done some freaky-nasty in my past and probably again in my future; but, nothing compared to the prospect he proposed. This was just a little bit too much and somewhat twisted. I've never published my sexual predilections here and have never indicated that I am available for a tryst. WTF is all this about?

I admit after reading this message, I was still nude and semi-erect (and growing). This man could easily author a pornographic novel that would leave none disappointed. It's also flattering to be desired carnally. However, this is my life! Irregardless of how open and honest I try to be, I still have published repeatedly of my evolving relationship with another. Why disrespect that? I've attempted to be forthright about that portion of myself.

Immediately after finishing this letter, I scanned the vicinity. Only four other men were present and all of them acquaintances from my former gym. They're all bisexual/queer so I don't suspect any of them. Upon inquiry, none recalled seeing anyone or anything suspicious.

My concern and discomfort is from the remark that this person knows where I live. Is that a veiled threat or a casual comment? Should I feel complimented or intimidated? By the way, I did share this with my man-of-serious interest when he came over tonight. And, yes, I did tie my towel around my waist while I shaved.

Or, was this merely a voyeur hoping to prey on someone he perceived as vulnerable?

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

World AIDS Day, 2010


Beginning in 1988, December 1 of each year is designated World AIDS Day. This date is all about increasing awareness, fighting stigma and discrimination, and improving education. It is customary on this day to wear a red awareness ribbon to demonstrate our resolve to fight this global pandemic to the best of our abilities. UNAIDS estimates that there are currently more than 33 million persons living with HIV worldwide. Of this total, almost 2.5 million are children. During 2009, more than 2.6million became newly infected and 1.8 million died.

The theme for this year is: Universal Access And Human Rights. It is a basic human right that everyone, regardless of gender, race or ethnicity, have universal access to treatment, prevention and care.

On this day, we remember, we celebrate, we mourn, we educate, we advocate and we work to eradicate this scourge from humanity.

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!