Saturday, June 23, 2018

Naked

I do not care for nakedness, except in very few men who would not be over the age of thirty. Actually, not even then. I would rather see a man in underwear, with the promise of what is hidden for later discovery.

Elisabeth wrote a an interesting post about nakedness. http://www.sixthinline.com/naked/

The photographer of mass naked people, Spencer Tunick, will be in Melbourne soon to take photos of naked people on the rooftop carpark of an inner suburban supermarket.

The supermarket, Woolworths, ran a mile from such a thing, but coyly suggested the problem was lack of parking for customers. It subsequently correctly judged public opinion and the photo shoot will go ahead. The space is limited, so expect only hundreds of naked people, not thousands.

Be prepared to see lots of fat saggy old arses, draped curtain backs, skinny legs, fallen chests and tits, cellulite issues and tuckshop lady arms. (tick all for me, except cellulite and tuck shop arms)

That is a horrible thing to say, though perhaps true. It is not easy being older and seeing your body deteriorate but that is what happens, so don't fight it. Just relax into your older body. You are still you and you are liked for what you are in the blog community and probably in real life too.

Some countries in the world, such as Japan, seem to have much less of a problem with nakedness, of the old and young.

32 comments:

  1. I was just talking about passing a mirror in my bathroom and seeing my nearly 60 year old body! Ugh! But then I decided that it beat the alternative. Then I looked at the body again. It's not the prettiest of bodies, but I've given birth twice, bean through accidents and surgeries, but basically it's still in one piece, and gets me where I want to go.

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    1. Haha, rather like we talk about an old car. It gets me from A to B.

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  2. I didn't like and was critical of my much younger body. These days I still don't display it (for fear of frightening the horses) but am more comfortable with its many imperfections. Mostly.

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    1. EC, let us face it. When we older our bodies are not so great.

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  3. As long as they're not morbidly obese, everybody looks pretty ok.

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    1. Mark, nah. I like bodies to be young and beautiful, just like mine used to be.

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  4. It would seem that Greg Norman appears to be proud of his ageing body from the way he was flaunting it on a tv screens during the news last night. And did you see all those silly so and so doing the naked solstice swim down in Tassie the other day??
    I don't ever remember ogling my naked body in the mirror when I was younger - I might have despaired of the shape - having a flat bum not the rounded padded one that some women love. But hey they mostly joined my ranks as they got older. Old ladies with flat bums unite!
    And as for the sagging titties, well least said about them the better. The full bosomed genes of two grannies was definitely passed on and their legacy sags in unison!!

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    1. Oh no Cathy, not Greg Norman exposing his old man tits again. Umm, Sister did a naked swim with her swimming group in Port Phillip at the solstice, so I can't be too critical.

      You are sounding like my mother. I have a flat bum and pants don't suit me.

      Sister who has big bossooms once told me the first thing she did when she got home was get rid of her bra. I think, hang free your bosoms at home and in public. The more who do it, the more we will get used to it.

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  5. The Finns are also very comfortable about being naked. Kids go to the sauna with their parents from a very young age (and are therefore also accustomed to seeing their family members naked). I do wonder if there are less body image issues in such countries.

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    1. Ad Rad, I know and I think there are probably less body issues in such countries. I think it is a a bit Euro spread.

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  6. Naked is fine in summer, but they will freeze their teensy bits off in winter :(

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    1. Hels, yes July at the top of Woolies won't be too warm. Does Turnick always make these photos in winter Down Under?

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  7. When I was young I thought I was "fat" .... now when I look in the mirror ... bloody hell I was fabulous back then !!! LOL
    As for the photos of Spencer Tunick ... all I can see in my mind is lots of Blue people - gee its cold at the moment!

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    1. Lady J. At best we will see shrivelled members. But Tunick always seems to take rear view photos. I am not sure how I went from 58kg to 82kg, but there you go.

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  8. Once I was like a pencil, now I've changed for sure rather a very thick one! I accept how I look for I'm not young anymore and more into thinking what age will I live to knowing that I pass my death date every year - but life goes on so I enjoy or try to what years I have left...
    Those nude photos on top of the building of Woolies, can't see the beauty in that at all! I personally think it's ridiculous.

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    1. Margaret, I don't see beauty in it either. But each to their own. Are you fearful like me that your partner will die first?

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    2. I’m not fearful, I know I would manage without him even though it would be tough. It’s something we just don’t know is who is going to go first..

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  9. Not much for nudity either. I saw the Tasmanian nude swimmers and Greg Norman, but I certainly wouldn't be part of the Woolies naked crowd either. And I still think I have a good body for my age, but I think it has to do with the way I was brought up...

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    1. Sami, while the shape of female bodies is not my thing, I think for your age, you are most excellent. I hope you enjoy your lettuce leaves.

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  10. Imagine in years to come, when all those ageing tattooed people are on the beach. Smudged and wrinkled tatts don't look good.

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    1. Yep Cro, except I have tatts too. Age old, small and on my 'biceps', such as they are. Faded, yes, distorted, not yet.

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  11. I believe the Woolworth's debacle to be a unnecessary sordid affair. What next!, Naked shopping.
    I am proud of my body, 18 months ago 116 kilos, now 82. although my organs are not functioning as well as they were in their salad days.
    A beautiful lady never ages.

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    1. Vest, age issues are a focus of mine. I read and I listen. I suggest you put some weight back on for reserves. It seems to make a difference.

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  12. Being older and sagging is one reason I'm glad to be short so can't see below my shoulders in the bathroom mirror. Thus the illusion that I am still svelte is kept alive. Until I'm in a department store changing room. Yikes! Who is that saggy old bag in the mirror?

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    1. Oh River, those changing room mirrors. Aren't they just so cruel. It is odd that I look into my large mirror to shave, to trim, to pluck, to squeeze, but I manage to avoid looking at me.

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  13. Andrew. Some months ago my son Chris ordered from https://www.catch.com.au/ 320 Finish Tabs for Aus$83.95. pp inc. 26.2 cents per tablet.

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    1. Thanks Vest. We usually pay about .30c, so that is a bit cheaper.

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  14. You make it sound soooo attractive Andrew 😀😀😀 I don't mind the nakedness so much as the thought of an unknown naked person touching me.. ick!

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    1. Grace, yes you would need that few inches of separation in the gathering.

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  15. Please, much better if you don't try to picture this in your mind, but Portland, Oregon every year has a naked bike ride and its not a pretty sight. I think it just went on again.

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    1. Strayer, maybe it is the photographer choosing subjects wisely, but there are some rather good sights in the London naked bike ride.

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  16. We got accepted to participate in the Tunick thing but unfortunately couldn't attend as we had a workshop on one of the days. Gutted, i really wanted to be involved. It looked great.

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