The Perils Of Posing For Nudist Pictures (If You're A Girl Or Woman)
None Really, Unless You Mind Men Seeing You Naked From Here To Eternity...
If, like me, you're a nudist, you won't really mind other people seeing you naked (well, duh, right?). On the other hand, what if you pose for nudist pictures and those pictures are posted online? Is there a difference?
Eight years ago I let my boyfriend take nude pictures of me on a nudist beach in southern California (Black's Beach). I thought they were good (he thought they were great. I have absolutely no doubt you've seen this picture [above] before. That's me at eighteen). He asked if he could post them to this magazine, so I looked it over and thought it was a nice site so said okay, being more interested in seeing his reaction to my giving him permission than actually being posted naked for the world to see (though that idea was kind of exciting, I have to admit). I signed the permission slip, scanned it and sent it to the Julie. At the time the site was ungated, so anyone could see my picture.
A few months later, my boyfriend noticed my pictures were appearing on other "nudist" sites, a few of them more porn related than nudist. Some guy even posted them on a voyeur site with a note saying "This is my girlfriend. Enjoy."
(What a creep. I read the comments section, which ranged from "She's Beautiful" to "I just want to lick her pussy." Talked about having mixed feelings.)
I emailed Julie and asked if this was common, that sites would share photography. She replied it isn't "sharing," but that other sites steal Nude Review content. She said she could take down my photos but it wouldn't stop what's already out there remaining online. I said it was okay to leave them up. I also asked if my pics had been popular. She got back to me within a day to say they'd been downloaded/viewed over twenty thousand times (this was after three months, more or less). (The most recent count is 421,000, plus however many times they've been viewed on other sites that stole the pics. Julie said to figure a couple million more viewings/downloads.)
So, a few million men have seen me naked by now, based on a five picture submission in 2006. I have to say I find it kind of exciting, like I'm a celebrity (sort of).
The boyfriend who took the pictures is long gone. With another boyfriend, I posed several years later for a nudist resort brochure in Mexico, sitting naked by the pool, walking on the beach, standing nude at the beach bar. Some of the pictures are still in their brochure (it's been about five years). As they comped us a room it was worth it. (I don't have the rights to those pictures.)
What you're probably wondering is, with my nude pictures online for over eight years, has anyone see them who I hadn't intended to have see them (like mom or dad, my boss, etc.)? Nope. They haven't come back to haunt me, not that that would really be the case if my relatives or work mates got a glimpse of me naked.
I have sent some recent pictures of me and my current boyfriend for the Sun Galleries and, as I'm no longer a late teen, you may need a sharp eye to make the connection (hint: I no longer shave my pubic hair, and I'm wearing sunglasses). I like the idea that a new generation of men might still enjoy seeing me nude (it's the celebrity vibe again, plus I admit it's still a bit kinky and ego boosting).
But it still bugs me that other sites will steal the photos. That's the only real peril of posting your nude pics online. If you can handle that go ahead and post away. Merrillee