National Geographic ran an episode called Nudity in a series on Taboos. Among other practitioners of ritual nudity, they looked at a Wiccan coven in Sydney, Australia.
NG reported, “… a coven of Wiccan witches perform rituals in the nude to express their truest form and bring themselves closer to the natural world.” [emphasis ours] Yes, that IS what it’s about, this venerated practice of dancing naked around a campfire.
Unless, of course, you’re just doing it for the FFFG. Free, Fun and Feels Good. Those are spiritual values, too. The Free part is not just monetary. It’s about body freedom, freedom from shame, and free looking. Yum.
We had become convinced that hyper-conservatism had irreparably broken the underpinnings of civilization. Then we learned that countless people all over the world have been riding subways wearing no pants, even in northern hemispheric January …
The No Pants Subway Ride is an annual event staged by Improv Everywhere every January in New York City. (The date changes from year to year and is announced in early December.) The mission started as a small prank with seven guys and has grown into an international celebration of silliness, with dozens of cities around the world participating each year.
The idea behind No Pants is simple: Random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter without pants. The participants behave as if they do not know each other, and they all wear winter coats, hats, scarves, and gloves. The only unusual thing is their lack of pants.
Here’s a video telling the story of the very first No Pants Subway Ride:
Out of hundreds of no-pants subway ride photos from around the world, QuasiNudum gathered our favorites, for your viewing convenience and pleasure … about 3 dozen of them:
Have you ever participated in something like this? Alone, with a group, or as part of a city-wide event? Got pix?
Thanks for exploring the endless world of partial nakedness with us. How’s it been for you? It’s been a trip for us. Thanks for being there to make it really worthwhile. And we’ve not even pin-pricked the surface of the subject!
If Cate Blanchett can wield the invisible Nenya ring as the mind-reading elven queen Galadriel, and in another life be married to Brad Pitt born old and aging backward as Benjamin Button, then they ought to make a movie about the love life of Selene and Endymion in which these two actors would excel, as they do in all their roles.
In this movie, as we see it, Selene (or Selena, sometimes a.k.a. Luna, who is not really the same as Selena), the promiscuous third of a two-thirds virgin triple moon goddess falls into irresistible lust for a chronically narcoleptic hero shepherd who is also a king, sneaks up on him in his state of eternal sleep and youth, and bears fifty of his children (not to mention the ones he gave his wives).
Throughout this post, click a picture to open it larger in a separate window/tab. From there, most of the time you can click to enlarge it farther, to full-screen or beyond.
Well, that’s one sloppy way to sum up hours of homework on the subject. There are many variations on the stories of Selena’s life, Endymion’s life, and their relationship. They date back as far as (and likely farther than) the 8th Century B.C.E. (No, that does not mean Before Christ Emerged.)
Read on and see many more pictures, each more dazzling (and sexy) than the one before …