In 2023, online naturist advocacy appears somewhat monotonous, following certain well-trodden paths. Digital platforms feature familiar nudists participating in the mundane, sometimes picturesque activities of daily life, always in the buff, as part of an earnest attempt to "normalize" naturism. This simple exposure seeks to counteract the overwhelming excess of sexualized nudity portrayed in mainstream media and porn. It's akin to a naked David, armed only with a sling to confront the Goliathan presence of entrenched cultural taboos. Often the tweets, photos, and blog posts that circulate, intended as an act of defiance, are drowned out in the noise of a world that seems irreversibly tethered to its textiles. While I'm no stranger to this form of advocacy, and even partake in it myself, I'm compelled to ask: Are we missing the mark on effectively normalizing nudism? 🪐
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