Why can’t nudists use pen names?
In a recent site I addressed six practical things that naturists can do to be more proactive in promoting naturism. The first suggestion was to come out of the closet’ as a naturist to trustworthy individuals family, friends and colleagues. It is interesting this idea is frequently met with a good amount of lively dialogue. It really is after all a sensitive problem. It takes time to reach the stage of taking your clothes off in public, and it takes even more time getting to the point of telling others about one’s experience and option to practice social nudity.
One of the interesting responses we received (about the recommendation to come out as a naturist) was criticism of our FKK organization’s leaders due to their use of pen names. The criticism, which was posted as public comment, was skeptical and judgmental (odd really coming from fellow naturists), suggesting that FKK leaders are hypocritical to suggest that naturists come out’, while they themselves use pen names. The criticism was so far off balance that it deserves some attention, to ensure that new nudies, who may encounter such extremist attitudes, do not shy away from naturism and the joy of sharing our bare culture with others.
Let’s begin by noting that the recommendation to come out as http://shockintown.com/post/family-nudism-galleries.php was balanced with sufficient guidance. We encouraged that the coming out be exercised with caution aimed at trusted people in your lifetime and with the understanding that there are some folks you may never tell your nudie experiences to. This can be because, for many people, it can have serious effects – in the work place for example. Use of pen names in national media is one kind of caution that some individuals pick for all types of legitimate reasons. In fact it is a familiar practice in many settings other than merely naturism.
Naturist pen names
The idea of coming out is under no circumstances hypocritical regarding using pen names on the net or in the world media at large. There is an apparent and tremendous common sense difference between coming out to trusted people within your real life family, close social groups and professional network vs. coming out willy-nilly to the entire world through online social media, film, television, etc. Graduating from using a pen name to the use of one’s actual name can be a very big decision with far reaching effects, which for some folks involves many complex factors. Obviously, http://shockintown.com/post/nudist-family-pics-archive.php and writers use pen names their entire lives. They even use their nom de plume when recommending for specific causes. Yet it seems like just in the nudie world do we’ve a handful of tyrannical nudists who vehemently and vocally claim that all their hard work doesn’t mean much because they usually do not attach their birth name. Some motives that nudie leaders who choose to come out to relatives and buddies, but not to the world at large, contain things like: stalkers, bullying, public slander, occupation associated susceptibility, societal or extended family complications and the list continues.
The sort of immature, one-size-fits-all philosophy, that accuses naturist leaders of hypocrisy for the usage of pen names is thoughtless indeed. It smacks of radical fanaticism and certainly which is nothing that our nudie movement needs in the hyper body-phobic culture we live in. Genuinely caring, loving dispositions toward fellow naturists about when and how a naturist comes out, using pen names (or NOT) etc., means respecting other’s fundamental right for seclusion. Arrogantly chiding some people for not measuring as much as an artificially contrived and fanatically enforced set of rules makes zero sense. That’s the surest method to set the wrong model to new nudies and may (understandably) scare them away.
I mean after all, what these critics of FKK are really indicating by their thoughtless remarks is that anyone who needs to become involved in naturism and desires to blog or advocate for this within the media, is a hypocrite if they aren’t willing or able to disclose to the whole world all their personal info?
At FKK we usually do not strive to set such callous anticipations of others. The usage of pen names by some FKK leaders rather than by others is the FKK manner of saying it is about the love!’ We don’t expect people to stop trying their privacy or personal freedom in order to become a nudie if they do not freely decide to do this. In addition, the FKK leaders cannot be accused of hiding as they are physically present at public events, tell people their actual names, make no accurate attempt to hide their identity and they use the names consistently so that people understand who is accountable for what. So, fkknudists of a pen name, or not, by FKK leaders is exceptionally consistent with our most important core values and in no way hypocritical within my perspective.
In conclusion, let’s expect that most nudies value each other (naturist leader or not) enough to allow one another the common courtesy to be as open or unobtrusive as they choose about their option to practice naturism. They should be enabled to thrive within an environment that allows them to progress to whatever extent of coming out’ that they are comfortable with in their own time and own way without being judged for their alternatives.
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We are Steve and Susanne, leaders of the FKK Upstate New York Chapter. We love the independence, relaxation, and healing power of naturism, and have an interest in sharing our experiences with others. Please see our Facebook page facebook.com/FKKupstateny to get acquainted or join in any of our activities.
Why can’t nudists use pen names?