Why would one write about nudity?
The short answer to this is: because nudity is a part of life, no matter how hard most people try to conceal that. We’re born naked, usually shower naked (yes, usually, how odd it may sound) and many people sleep naked. Nudity is natural. People are part of nature (really!) just like animals, and no animal is wearing artificial clothes.
It struck me that there is a lot of nudity in the visual arts (like in paintings, sculpture and occasionally in films) but nudity in writing, literature, fiction, name it as you will, is amazingly limited when you look at the amount of books that is published every single day.
Keep in mind that I am not including erotic or pornographic fiction in here. There are tonnes of books on those topics around but they are entirely beside the point here, as you may understand.
nudity: accessible and understandable
I’m convinced that most people are at least interested in nudity. Often because it’s forbidden or at least intriguing. Forbidden fruits are often the best or so it seems. The books that Robert, Will and I (and many others) are writing are meant to make nudity accessible to everyone without the need for people to immediately try it. Going naked is the best way to understand the comfort and pleasure of it but for most people this isn’t even an option. The mere idea of exposing one’s skin to the air, risking others seeing them, is just too much. Having the safety of a book to learn about it is a good alternative for people, and with e-readers about more and more there’s not even the “shame” of having others see the cover of a work of naturist fiction. Shame, yes, because that’s how bad the state of the world is these days.
I don’t want to be a pedantic teacher here but it’s proven that reading educates. When you read a book you always pick up something. Writing about masonry will teach you about masonry, so reading about naturism will teach you something about naturism.
I wish you many hours of happy reading, also about naturism. Preferably in the nude.