Blogging A-Z Challenge: Nudity

I am sitting naked in bed. My right knee partially obscures my right side. I am holding a vibrator in my left hand. My eyes are closed.
Originally an outtake. I actually quite like this example of my own nudity.

My appreciation of nudity and the naked body arrived late. I guess I had previously admired beautiful male and female bodies, but I never really identified with them. I’ve never been particularly slim, or perfectly proportioned. I didn’t appreciate my own body, let alone any one else. This blog has helped change that.

10 years ago I would never have imagined I would want to share pictures of myself naked or even semi naked online. But again this blog changed that for me. If you look back at my early posts there are few pictures, and those that appear aren’t usually me. I used to take images from Tumblr (attributed of course). But somewhere along the line I got brave and included ones of myself. All this coincided with me actually being naked more, embracing my own nudity. Of course being told by your partner that you look good naked, does help. As does the fact that he wants to photograph me.

One of the best bits about living alone or with a partner (and no one else) is that it is easier to walk around in the nude. It is also easier therefore to find opportunities for photographs. Often I dislike images that have just been taken, but find that when I look back on them later I like them more. I don’t know if that happens to others too.

Master is more relaxed than me in his own nakedness. He walks around naked a lot more than I do. I find it funny when he goes to make me coffee before I leave for work and I walk in and see him naked. It isn’t really funny or strange, but a throw back to the inhibitions that I still have.

My 50’s definitely have been liberating though. Living with Master has helped me to find my own nudity more normal and so has blogging. The beautiful imagery shared by fellow sex bloggers is refreshing. Seeing the bodies of others, imperfections celebrated rather than airbrushed out. Those things encourage me to share my own body, even now that it is even less perfect. Those initial images of me with one breast were difficult to share, but now have become second nature. I encourage others to celebrate the naked human form and embrace nudity. Even if you keep it to the privacy of your own room. It is something to celebrate whether you are 29 or 59 as I will soon be!

6 thoughts on “Blogging A-Z Challenge: Nudity”

  1. I struggle to just BE naked. I think men are often just more comfortable in their skin…I know my husband is, and much more accepting of his own flaws (and mine). It helps me to accept myself. And I agree with you that blogging and sharing photos really does help. This whole endeavor has helped me quite a bit with my self-esteem.

  2. For me, it definitely depends on how I’m feeling at the time. Sometimes I love every photo I take and othertimes I just cant get one I like. And I know it’s not my photo taking skills (as they’re pretty naff at all times) it’s more emotional than that.

  3. “Often I dislike images that have just been taken, but find that when I look back on them later I like them more.” Yes, I actually do this quite a lot. Something about sitting with them helps me to see them in a less reactionary light

    Molly

  4. ” Seeing the bodies of others, imperfections celebrated rather than airbrushed out. Those things encourage me to share my own body”
    This is how I feel as well. When I first started blogging, I never imagined putting photos of myself on there but seeing others have the confidence to do so helped me so much.

  5. I seem to be wearing more clothes than before. Notwithstanding it’s still a bit too cold for me still but more video calls mean less nakedness!

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