There was quite a long article in the paper yesterday about skinny-dipping in New York. Who knew there were so many places, not only on the beaches along the coastline, but right within the city? Of course, it isn't any more legal there than anywhere else in our staid country of Puritans. When the lifeguards blow the whistle to indicate they're leaving, the suits come off and the revelry begins. So, so sad that it must wait for that.
As my comment over at Smokey and Me (our blogger buddy O!Daddie), who's entries today have discussed, being naked outside is liberating, being naked anywhere is liberating. A couple of people interviewed for the article in the paper indicated they were resistant to the idea until they'd had a few drinks to loosen them up, but they had no explanation for why.
We all came into the world naked, everything exposed to those present. What is between the legs is highly anticipated with great excitement. So much so that some folks can't wait for the birth, they ask for the information during a sonogram. So, why do we make such a big fuckin' deal out of being nude where others can see?
That hunk of meat, those sensitive orbs swinging in the sac - those things are supposed to be there; their purpose varied but common among all mammals - indeed, among all species. The functioning of our poles is expected - so much so that medical science has spent millions, perhaps trillions, of dollars to help us achieve it. We're pummeled with advertisements for boner pills, yet society still can't (or won't) accept even a soft cock being visible.
You are a male. We typically know this when we see you out and about anywhere. We instinctively know you've got a penis and testicles (though, for various reasons one or both nuts could be missing). Why do you feel the need to hide them? Why do you feel shame to have someone - even a doctor!! - see them?
Get past this, my Faithful Readers, and you will feel a sense of relief and liberty wash over you.
Become comfortable in your skin and you will discover a freedom and joy in both life and friendships you've never experienced before.
And then, slowly, you might not be like this poor guy...
You may not be as open about them as this...
But, at least you can be as confident as this...