I came across an article today, linked below, that addressed a familiar topic, hiking nude. This isn’t a new topic for Naturistthoughts. I’ve discussed it before in many posts. But this article covered it in a new and refreshing manner.
First, it introduced a term I’ve never heard of — “naking”, a combination of naked and hiking. I’ve always seen and used the term “freehiking”. But to be honest, I kind of like “naking”. It’s lighthearted, kind of cute. It conveys what nude hiking is — fun. “Freehiking” sounds more like you hiked but didn’t have to pay. Anyway, I like “naking” and may start using it now. Yeah….I know, big news.
In the post, the author hit on a number of naturist values — positive body image, benefits of non-sexual nudity, empowerment, freedom, and enjoying nature. I think the message for women is exceptional and one that can’t be shouted loud enough — be empowered, revel in yourself, feel good about yourself, see your own beauty, don’t be defined by standards set by others (frequently men), your nude body is beautiful –enjoy it!
But I also liked that this post was written by a woman about women. The blog isn’t really a naturist blog since it covers many topics. But obviously nude hiking is a topic near and dear to naturists everywhere.
Personally, I love hiking nude. Letting every concern, every hang up, every stereotype by the side of the trail, along with my clothes, and leaping out into Mother Nature without a stitch is an exhilaration, joy, and kick in the butt few things can challenge. But….I know everyone doesn’t feel the same. Consequently, do it smartly, cautiously, and with consideration. I recommend you do the same. Find a secluded trail, a favorite spot. Take a friend, see if the mind. But however you do it…..do it! You won’t regret it!