10 Naked Days - Day 8: Naked for Art
Painting by Elaine Swanger - 5-26-12 After several days of being naked or almost naked in public places, I decided I wanted to spend a quiet evening alone with my girlfriend. Since she’s an artist who does a lot of figure work, it seemed fitting for me to pose nude for her. It was the third time I’d posed for her, but the first time privately. Painting by Elaine Swanger...
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caffeinatedfeminist: -You cannot be sexist toward men. Sexism is based on a system of oppression. You CAN be discriminatory, rude, inconsiderate, and/or prejudiced against men but you CANNOT be sexist toward them. -You cannot be racist towards white people. Racism is based on a system of oppression. You CAN be discriminatory, rude, inconsiderate, and/or prejudiced against white people but you...
Shit Women Say to Me: Orgyfying
Me: How you been? Her: Busy. Me: More protesting? Her: Protesting, organizing, orgyfying. Me: Orgyfying? Her: Yeah, I went to an orgy, but wanted to turn it into a verb just like the other words in that sentence.
10 Naked Days - Day 8 Cheap Trx / Nude in the Lou
I’ve loved Cheap Trx since they first opened back in the mid 90s. To give you an idea how long ago that was, what is now their tattoo and piercing shop was once a cafe and smart bar. Remember smart bars? If not, ask someone between the ages of 35 and 45. When I was looking for public places that I could be naked in, my friend Teri (pictured) invited me to come to Cheap Trx, where she...
Anonymous asked: David, we have never met; however, I think we have a few FB friends and several interests in common. I just wanted to say that I think what you are doing is beautiful and totally amazing. I have been riveted to your journey of 10 naked days! I am excited for your experiment and I am so happy to see things working out for you as they have. I am excited to see how it develops further. You are...
10 Naked Days - Day 7: Naked Rashomon
Here are two perspectives on my being naked at the same event. The first is from my good friend, Kendra Holliday and the second comes from a mother whose son saw me naked. Kendra Holliday: So I knew David was doing the 10 Days Naked Project, but it was still shocking to discover him standing there naked in [the host’s] beautiful backyard. It was a typical summer cocktail party gathering -...
10 Naked Days - Day 6: Ice Cream and Porn
Held a small, clothing optional gathering at my apartment specifically for people who hadn’t seen me naked before. Then got talked into going to the Ice Cream and Porn Social at The Crack Fox. Apparently, a few people didn’t recognize me when I walked into the bar with clothes on, but realized who I was after I stripped down to a jockstrap. I started to get dressed before leaving the...
10 Naked Days - Day 6: World Naked Bike Ride
Ironically, the first event this week that I have to put on clothing for is a planning meeting for the St. Louis World Naked Bike Ride.
10 Naked Days - Day 5: HandleBar
Question: I have a strange question. I was thinking about coming by HandleBar tonight and wanted to know, what’s the least amount of clothing I can wear as a patron of your bar and not be asked to leave? Is it “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service” or is it “Street Legal?” Like, could I be in a jock-strap or underwear, or would I have to be more or less fully clothed?...
10 Naked Days - Day 4: Naked Therapy
I had an urgent need to see my therapist. Urgent enough to put on clothes, but in the spirit of this experiment I asked if I could be naked during the therapy session and my therapist agreed. So, we spent an hour working on my anger issues while I was naked. It makes sense, since the last time I lost control of my anger, I was naked.
10 Naked Days - Day 3: Poetry and Flesh
I spent Day 3 testing out an idea: videos where local poets read their work off naked bodies instead of pages. And yes, I was naked while I shot it.
10 Naked Days - Day 2: PODGE
So, the last time I went to a PODGE (Polyamory Open Discussion Group for Everyone) meeting, it was held indoors, there were less than twenty people there, only four of whom had never seen me naked. So when a PODGE meeting fell at the begging of my 10 Naked Days, I didn’t think it would be a big deal. I messaged the host and asked if my being naked was cool, to which she responded, “Now,...
10 Naked Days - Day 1: The Projectionist
So, I’m at FLOG and I get a text message from a good friend who I haven’t seen in a while. She was having people over and asked if I would stop by. I said sure, and then it occurred to me that I should ask if it’s okay for me to be naked. I really didn’t feel like trying to explain the whole “10 Naked Days” thing in a text message, but we have a really good relationship, so with no further...
10 Naked Days - Day 1: A Close Shave
So, for the first official day of my 10 Naked Days, I was going to FLOG, the local monthly BDSM play party, for the first time in 2012. Normally when I go to FLOG, I’m fully clothed. Full nudity is not allowed there and I’m personally opposed to the wearing of thongs, so I figured I’d rock a jockstrap. I was running late and couldn’t find my leather jockstrap that gives proper coverage to the...
10 Naked Days - Day 1: Pictures or It Didn’t...
I used to be an abuser of the phrase “pictures or it didn’t happen,” whenever someone on the innanet mentioned some activity they were engaged in that sparked my inner voyeur. Over time, it’s fallen out of my favor. I don’t know why, maybe due to over use. Anyway, before I officially launched 10 Naked Days, I joked on Twitter that I wouldn’t be wearing clothes much for the next ten days. A...
10 Naked Days: A Brief Explanation
So, my roommate is out of town for ten days. Since I work from home, it occurred to me that I had little use for clothes for a while. I made a joke about it on Twitter. But once I thought about, being naked alone in my apartment is kind of a non-event. So, somewhere during an intense bout of sleep deprivation (I was up for almost three days) I came up with the idea of seeing how naked I could be...
My roommate is out of town for ten days. In a related story, I will not be wearing clothes much for the next ten days.
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