In 2019 I facilitated 3 in-person nude gatherings and knew that I NEEDED to share more of these experiences with others. Then the pandemic happened and in-person events were no longer possible, so I’ve adapted nude gatherings for the virtual realm!!
Last month’s gathering went so well that I’m extending the length of this month’s gathering!
Several people mentioned they wished the event would be longer… y’all requested + I heard you + think that’s a wonderful idea!
Instead of 1 hour we’ll be gathering for 90 minutes!!
VIRTUAL NUDE GATHERING
Saturday, May 8th at 1pm eastern
April’s attendees were from the USA, Malaysia, Germany, Netherlands + Australia.
Some of the feedback I got from April’s nude gathering:
“Before the gathering started I was very nervous about coming off as awkward, and also worried about how I would feel or react to a “room” full of naked bodies.
After it was over I honestly felt lighter, and slightly liberated. I left the room feeling great. It was very inclusive and affirming. I felt heard and connected with the other participants in a safe, non-sexual way… Which was a first for me!
I think everyone, especially those of us who hold marginalized identities, deserves the opportunity to experience nudity in this context. It can be very healing and beautiful.”
“The somatic part was valuable. I appreciated being able to present my whole body on screen. I’m not an exhibitionist, but I do have body insecurity. Being fully seen and being accepted as I physically am and not judged is validating. Your fears and insecurities are probably based on a misconception of what the event will be like. We aren’t there to gawk at you. We aren’t there for sexual stimulation or arousal.”
“Before the gathering I felt anxious, doubtful, scared, overwhelmed. Afterwards I felt grounded, seen, heard, respected, unashamed, hopeful that society is moving in the right direction.”
Nude gatherings are for moving past the societal conditioning that our nude bodies are inherently bad, sexual, or to be consumed by others, and reclaiming them as the magical vessels of life, love, and healing that they are.
Nude Gathering Itinerary:
dive in with quick tips + review of community guidelines
introductions (name, pronouns, feeling, movement)
group somatic practice
(break if needed)
(break if needed)
journaling + feedback
Virtual nude gatherings are for folks who:
-appreciate and enjoy connecting with others in their community
-are able to communicate their ideas, feelings, and opinions while respecting others
-want to explore how it feels to be nude in a non-sexual setting
-are curious about expanding their comfort zone
They are NOT for folks who:
-are only interested in nudity if it involves a sexual act of some kind
-want to watch everyone else and not participate
-are unable to communicate with or respect others
If you think your friends would enjoy attending a virtual nude gathering, invite them to join!
I’m really looking forward to gathering with you 💗
Exploring nudity + encouraging self love,