Gardening Nude?

Photo by: Sarah Smith | Abbey House and Gardens Malmesbury. Home of the Naked Gardeners. The house was built by a wealthy merchant William Stumpe sometime in the 16th Century. | Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
The first Saturday of May is World Naked Gardening Day, a collaborative project founded by the BFC or Body Freedom collaborative. WNGD project states that gardening nude is not only fun, but gardening naked is at the top of the list of family friendly activities people are most ready to consider doing nude.

I really love the poetic words of the founder of The Sierra Club. Pleasant words of what one might experience in a bare naked state among nature. These are experiences we, as a society, really don’t get to experience. Simply because we are always clothed all the time, or I should state most of us. It’s almost like a disconnect from mother nature perhaps.

“The body seems to feel beauty when exposed to it as it feels the campfire or sunshine, entering not by the eyes alone, but equally through all one’s flesh like radiant heat, making a passionate ecstatic pleasure glow not explainable.”-John Muir, founder of The Sierra Club

I would actually like to try gardening naked, but never ever would I take part in this type of activity with my family. I’m sorry, but I will feel so uncomfortable just knowing that my mother or cousin knows exactly what my ding-dong looks like. I would rather try gardening in the nude with friends or even with strangers, maybe I won’t have to face them ever again. There will also have to be a no phone policy as well. I don’t want to surf the internet and find a nude image of myself. I’m only being realistic here.

I think where the problem lies seems to be the way we have kept our genitals so private, that society has kind of created this big issue over parts that every human being bears. I think if our private genitals were publicly displayed often in American culture, photos of nude individuals wouldn’t be such a big deal anyone. The value of pornography would probably just plummet, because spotting someone naked wouldn’t be a rarity.

Happy Gardening!

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