On July 14, a small group of Bangaloreans came together to commemorate National Nude Day, a day set aside worldwide for naturists to raise awareness regarding their way of life.
Pooja, the coordinator, told Times Of India: “It is a beautiful lifestyle when you know that your skin can breathe.”
The 33-year-old is the leader of the 33-person Bengaluru Nudist Group, which includes men, women, and couples as well as professionals in the fields of technology, education, medicine, and business. The group’s members range in age from 20 to 50.
After connecting on social media and in close-knit Telegram groups, where membership is limited and filtration is based on passion for the lifestyle, which is otherwise taboo, they meet weekly there to celebrate nudity. Indian laws prohibit practising nudity outdoors.
While lone nudists in Bengaluru lived comfortably in their houses, some, like Pooja, an entrepreneur who recently had a child, took the risky step to start a community by bringing together like-minded nudists, promoted via her Instagram profile ribsofman.
The members communicate with one another via Telegram, and each morning many of them post nude pictures to the group, sparking frank talks about life without clothes.
The members keep their meetings very private, only inviting seasoned members who have been verified on the group’s designated Telegram channel. At the nudist pod, they gather wearing clothes. Some of them gradually strip off their clothes to become completely naked, while others stay partially dressed. To protect participants’ identities, especially those of women and couples, mobile phones and other devices are strictly forbidden at these events. The group is getting ready for a meeting that will exclusively include women.
Source: Times Of India