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Beautiful! Is it a painting or a photo? The texture is amazing!

Beautiful! Is it a painting or a photo? The texture is amazing!

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slayerx1010 asked: How can you hope to show that nudity isn't inherently sexual if you keep sharing photos from the Suicide Girls website?

nakedthoughtfortoday:

Okay.  First of all I’m going to publish your question because it comes up often (not necessarily about Suicide Girls but about other poses used in pictures we post).  I hope you don’t mind.  This is something that should be discussed. 

The pictures you ask about were collected from Tumblr, not the Suicide Girls website.  I know they originated there but that is of no importance to us.  The Suicide Girls site is not a porn site.  The pictures there are all submitted by girls that want to show themselves to be free spirited, adventurous women.  They sport tats, wear their hair cut in wild ways and often colored brightly.  And yes, sometimes girls submit pics that can be construed as sexual in nature. 

My sister and I comb Tumbler looking for photos that fit within the framework of our specific Thought For Today.  We don’t care what site we reblog from because the pictures we choose are theme related.  Today’s theme is about relationships between girls.  Nudity isn’t inherently sexual.  In fact, it’s not sexual at all.  A naked body is simply a naked body, nothing more. 

On the other hand, nudists are human and they have relationships and within the framework of those relationships, they engage in activities of a sexual nature.  This is true of lesbian couples and hetero couples.  While we DON’T post photos of couples engaged in the sex act, every once in a while if the theme calls for it we will post a photo of two nudists expressing their feelings for one another in a warm, romantic, touchy-feely way. 

There’s a difference between private  nudity and public nudity.  Public nudity is not the place for nudists to engage in expressing their feelings for each other in a sexual way.  But the nudist and naturalist movements are not sterile either.  We want to show nudists as human in regards to relationships.  We don’t want newcomers to think that they have to give up sex with their wives or partners in order to become nudists. 

People have also complained to us that photos that show a girl sitting in a chair like a man would or on a beach or in nature in a natural in a comfortable way is somehow pornographic.  Females at nudist resorts or beaches often sit like this.  So what?  Get your minds right people.  You are sexualizing these perfectly normal nudist pictures.  Don’t blame us, look in the mirror. 

To be truthful, no matter what picture of a naked nudist girl you post on you nudist blog, it will end up on some horn-dog’s blog.  We can’t stop that on Tumblr, unfortunately.  But if they reblog with our message, perhaps it will reach some viewer’s heart and help them to understand the truth about nudists and naturalists. 

Lisa and Lori - The Yarnspinners

Well stated.

nudiarist:

Interior of a room at the naturist hotel Le Jardin d’Eden, Cap d’Agde, France.


I have to go to Cap d’Agde someday soon!

nudiarist:

Interior of a room at the naturist hotel Le Jardin d’Eden, Cap d’Agde, France.

I have to go to Cap d’Agde someday soon!

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brutallyhonestlife:

Important lesson: You cannot lead effectively if you do not share the same burden as your followers.


Always lead from the front!

brutallyhonestlife:

Important lesson: You cannot lead effectively if you do not share the same burden as your followers.

Always lead from the front!

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nakedthoughtfortoday:

Tell me…Are you afraid to stand in front of your mirror too?


That’s just a neat picture right there!

nakedthoughtfortoday:

Tell me…Are you afraid to stand in front of your mirror too?

That’s just a neat picture right there!

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lifeslittle:

wishing-4-perfection:

Beauty-Tip #9 : HOME MADE BATHS 
Here is an article for you about different sorts of home-made baths that you can make at home. Theses recipes will help you, your skin, your body… just choose the most appropriate one for yourself :) 
Bath with sea saltStir in water 350 gr. of natural sea salt and lay in this “sea” for about 15-20 minutes. This procedure stimulates your metabolism. A whole course (to really straighten your metabolism) consists of 10-12 baths that you take every two days. You skin becomes much smoother and more elastic. The temperature of your “sea” should not exceed 36-37C°.
Cleopatra BathTake 1 litre of natural cow milk, add 200-300 grams of honey. Stir and pour into your bath. Now you can feel like a Cleopatra, your skin will become very smooth and silky.
Bath with henna and teaIn a 3-litre jar put three tablespoons of black tea and 2 1/3 tablespoons of henna. Pour in boiling water. Infuse for 15 minutes. Strain this mix in order to eliminate the bits. After this, you can pour this brownish-green liquid in your bath. Your bath might be a little dirty afterwards, but it washes away easily with bathroom-detergent.
Bath with oil and orange oil against celluliteDilute a few drops of orange oil in olive oil and pour it all into the tub. This mixture of oils gradually diminishes cellulite. While bathing, you will feel your skill pinch from time to time and this is good. However, you should stop the process if you feel pain or strong discomfort.
Bath with bay leavesPour boiling water over 10-12 bay leaves and let in infuse for 20-30 minutes. Add this infusion to your bath. This will show a very calming effect not only on the state of mind, but also on your skin
Relaxing bath, muscle tension and muscle pain relief8 glasses of water, 1 cup of berries and pins of Juniper, a handful of eucalyptus leaves, 1/2 cup of lavender flowers and leaves, 2 cinnamon sticks, peel of 1 orange. Bring the resulting mixture to boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes. The strain and pour into a warm bath.
Bath “Mandarin Caprice”5 drops of essential oil of tangerine, 3 drops of lavender oil, 1 drop of pine oil, a handful of fresh tangerine peels, 1/2 tablespoon of jojoba oil (it’s fine if you don’t have any). Add this mixture to your bath. The smell of citrus lifts your spirits, refreshes and relieves fatigue. Tangerine oil is ideal to prevent acne, helps to heal scars and stretch marks
Body bath and steam bath for face on herbsNormal Skin : chamomile, geranium, lavender, yiang-yiang. Sensitive skin : camomile, lavender, rose, orange blossom, scented violet. Dry Skin : clary sage, sandalwood, marshmallow, rose. Oily Skin : calendula, lemon, basil, juniper and sage. Out of these herbs, you can make an infusion by brewing them in advance and then let infuse for 20-30 minute. Pour the infusion in your bath afterwards. To make a steam bath for the face, you need to pour boiling water over 1/4 cup dry herb mixture, cover your head with a towel and inhale the team of this infusion for 10 min
Bath for soft and silky skinFor the skin to be soft and silky you need to take a shower in the evening and, on a clean and dry body (from feet to neck), rub in olive oil or any other vegetable oil. While rubbing in the oil, start preparing a bath with nice warm water. When your body is oily and your bath is ready, lay there for at least 15-20 minutes, massaging your skin and rubbing in the oil more and more. After the bath, you can wash off the oil with soap and water, but you can also simply use a wet towel. After this bath, it’s better to go straight to bed. Overnight, your skin will absorb the oil that you rubbed in and it will be baby smooth in the morning!
Starch Bath to smoothen skinTake 0.5 kg of potato starch or a litter of thick oatmeal broth. Mix it with 1 tablespoon of pine extract. After the bath, treat your body with some moisturising cream
Vinegar bag to smoothen skinSimply add 2-3 cups of apple vinegar to your bath
Bath for dry skinAdd a glass of glycerol into your bath. Soak your body in this bath for 10 minutes maximum. Do not take this bath if you have a sunburn, as well as right after sunbathing!

will do all of this. 


May have to try a few of these!

lifeslittle:

wishing-4-perfection:

Beauty-Tip #9 : HOME MADE BATHS

Here is an article for you about different sorts of home-made baths that you can make at home. Theses recipes will help you, your skin, your body… just choose the most appropriate one for yourself :)

  1. Bath with sea salt
    Stir in water 350 gr. of natural sea salt and lay in this “sea” for about 15-20 minutes. This procedure stimulates your metabolism. A whole course (to really straighten your metabolism) consists of 10-12 baths that you take every two days. You skin becomes much smoother and more elastic. The temperature of your “sea” should not exceed 36-37C°.
  2. Cleopatra Bath
    Take 1 litre of natural cow milk, add 200-300 grams of honey. Stir and pour into your bath. Now you can feel like a Cleopatra, your skin will become very smooth and silky.
  3. Bath with henna and tea
    In a 3-litre jar put three tablespoons of black tea and 2 1/3 tablespoons of henna. Pour in boiling water. Infuse for 15 minutes. Strain this mix in order to eliminate the bits. After this, you can pour this brownish-green liquid in your bath. Your bath might be a little dirty afterwards, but it washes away easily with bathroom-detergent.
  4. Bath with oil and orange oil against cellulite
    Dilute a few drops of orange oil in olive oil and pour it all into the tub. This mixture of oils gradually diminishes cellulite. While bathing, you will feel your skill pinch from time to time and this is good. However, you should stop the process if you feel pain or strong discomfort.
  5. Bath with bay leaves
    Pour boiling water over 10-12 bay leaves and let in infuse for 20-30 minutes. Add this infusion to your bath. This will show a very calming effect not only on the state of mind, but also on your skin
  6. Relaxing bath, muscle tension and muscle pain relief
    8 glasses of water, 1 cup of berries and pins of Juniper, a handful of eucalyptus leaves, 1/2 cup of lavender flowers and leaves, 2 cinnamon sticks, peel of 1 orange. Bring the resulting mixture to boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes. The strain and pour into a warm bath.
  7. Bath “Mandarin Caprice”
    5 drops of essential oil of tangerine, 3 drops of lavender oil, 1 drop of pine oil, a handful of fresh tangerine peels, 1/2 tablespoon of jojoba oil (it’s fine if you don’t have any). Add this mixture to your bath. The smell of citrus lifts your spirits, refreshes and relieves fatigue. Tangerine oil is ideal to prevent acne, helps to heal scars and stretch marks
  8. Body bath and steam bath for face on herbs
    Normal Skin
     : chamomile, geranium, lavender, yiang-yiang. Sensitive skin : camomile, lavender, rose, orange blossom, scented violet. Dry Skin : clary sage, sandalwood, marshmallow, rose. Oily Skin : calendula, lemon, basil, juniper and sage. Out of these herbs, you can make an infusion by brewing them in advance and then let infuse for 20-30 minute. Pour the infusion in your bath afterwards. To make a steam bath for the face, you need to pour boiling water over 1/4 cup dry herb mixture, cover your head with a towel and inhale the team of this infusion for 10 min
  9. Bath for soft and silky skin
    For the skin to be soft and silky you need to take a shower in the evening and, on a clean and dry body (from feet to neck), rub in olive oil or any other vegetable oil. While rubbing in the oil, start preparing a bath with nice warm water. When your body is oily and your bath is ready, lay there for at least 15-20 minutes, massaging your skin and rubbing in the oil more and more. After the bath, you can wash off the oil with soap and water, but you can also simply use a wet towel. After this bath, it’s better to go straight to bed. Overnight, your skin will absorb the oil that you rubbed in and it will be baby smooth in the morning!
  10. Starch Bath to smoothen skin
    Take 0.5 kg of potato starch or a litter of thick oatmeal broth. Mix it with 1 tablespoon of pine extract. After the bath, treat your body with some moisturising cream
  11. Vinegar bag to smoothen skin
    Simply add 2-3 cups of apple vinegar to your bath
  12. Bath for dry skin
    Add a glass of glycerol into your bath. Soak your body in this bath for 10 minutes maximum. Do not take this bath if you have a sunburn, as well as right after sunbathing!

will do all of this. 

May have to try a few of these!

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londonandrews:

Just took an introductory class to Bee Keeping @rocbrainery ! I already have chickens, but now I want to farm bees as well… Doubt my landlord will say yes to Bees, though…. Going to see if I can put a hive on a friend’s two acres…

That’s awesome! A lot of work involved, but very rewarding!

londonandrews:

Just took an introductory class to Bee Keeping @rocbrainery ! I already have chickens, but now I want to farm bees as well… Doubt my landlord will say yes to Bees, though…. Going to see if I can put a hive on a friend’s two acres…

That’s awesome! A lot of work involved, but very rewarding!

Anonymous asked: Why do you believe Jesus existed when there's no historical evidence he existed? By this I mean no personally written texts, no artifacts confirming his life or death, and no writings by his friends or enemies about him during his lifetime. I don't mean this offensively, I'm just really curious.

myroyalsaviour:

Thank you for asking this respectfully :) 

Faith

Well the bible is a huge bunch of personally written texts and letters to and from churches, full of prophesies which came true. it is the word of God and as a believer of it, I believe everything in it is true. Also, He is basically all that is secure in my life. If I died right now, I would be ok knowing that I will be found with Him. He is present, He is constant and He is alive. His love is unexplainable, but it truly satisfies. He loves all of humanity regardless of what we do and for that, all that I am is to give back to Him and others. 

Jesus completely changed the course of humanity, from death to life. He paid it all and gave it all. 

I can’t explain it, but I know He is there and He loves You. Ask me more questions off anon if you want to. I’m here for ya

Well Faith, yes, but let’s not forget that the Bible is a historical document that is irrefutable as a text of the time period. You may not agree with the words written, but no one seriously disputes the document itself as written in the life and times of the people it speaks of. Aside from the Bible there are numerous texts that refer to Jesus such as the historian Josephus and the Acta Pilati. Only those that choose to be blind from the truth will dispute the historical fact of Jesus’ physical existence. Again, one may not agree with His life or His Words, but His existence cannot seriously be denied.