Story (fitional)

Hi, I have written a fictional story that questions how America would really react if a small corner of became CMNF. The story is nonsexual in nature and by its nature includes some youth nudity. I am considering posting it here but I know the contradiction of America being the Puritan and the Pornographer would be an issue. I fear that some people would read it just to get off and others would be offended because they would see it as crossing some line. So I am just seeking input as to post it or not. Also I am wondering if this type of story wouldn't be better served in a specifically 'Soft' CMNF group. As  for me I desexualize CMNF and see it as a good way of coming to grips with the way we negatively view women in our society.

So, Have I started a debate here?

Should I post my story? 

lambo200530 lambo200530
31-35, M
7 Responses Feb 16, 2010

I haven't been a member long, but I read somewhere that some groups expect to have material posted, which might be offensive to other groups. I am not sure there is any list of which groups are which, but I would expect that any group which is about exploring the meaning of nudity, and sensuality, would have to able to deal with sexuality too. I would be interested in reading your posts, and certainly would not be offended. However, I don't think your content would be appropriate to post in groups that are not about nudity, sensuality, or sexuality.

I'd like to read. (:

Yes I would like to read it. email it to me at rogueactivist@yahoo.com.au if you prefer.

Any work of art is a collaboration between the creator and the audience. All you can do is say what you mean to say and put it out there. Different readers will take away different things; you have to let that happen.

Now I think I understand your concern that people will read your story and get off on it without really engaging in the ideas that you're putting out there for them to consider. If you're really concerned about it, you might put a little disclaimer at the beginning saying something along the lines of: <br />
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"This is not an erotic story and I did not write it with the intention of exploring erotic situations. Rather, the point of the story is to explore the CMNF lifestyle and the possibility of a CMNF society and to ask the questions whether such wide scale CMNF would be possible, and what the possible benefits or disadvantages might be. If you choose to respond to the story, feel free to tell me what you enjoyed or didn't enjoy about it, and why, but please be sure to tell me what you think about the ideas in the story and how they relate to your own views of CMNF, men, women, society, sexuality, and nudity."<br />
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Also, I really would highly recommend that you post your story on the message board at All CMNF. I know the people who established that site and I know that people who read that message board will be more than happy to talk about CMNF philosophy with you and read your story with an eye towards engaging the ideas. Check out their message board here and see if it doesn't seem like a place you may want to post at:<br />
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http://cmnf.coccozella.com/board/<br />
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And I still think posting here would be worthwhile. But, I understand why you might be hesitant to do so and ultimately it's your decision.

Thanks, you make a good point that this page is generally "soft" and I dont want anyone to think that I am somehow entirely asexual inregards to nude women. That said my main fear is that people would read it and gain the opinion that I wrote it for people to get off on rather than to really be something people think on. Though I once more agree with you; that that is something beyond my control and that even if I posted on the most desexualized CMNF site in the world someone would still probably find it sexual on some level.<br />
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Than you for the thoughts

Personally, I find the premise of the story interesting and I'd like to see how you handle the topic.<br />
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I can understand why you're worried about posting because of the age of some of the characters in your story, and there are certainly websites and storyboards that prefer to play it safe and not allow stories that involve underage characters. I'm afraid I haven't been on this website long enough to really know what's acceptable or what's not as far as that's concerned, so someone with more knowledge will have to answer that one for you.<br />
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As for your other concerns, I am not sure I understand all of them. <br />
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Regarding the theme of America being both "Puritan and Pornographer" I can't say that I can imagine anyone really making an issue of it, at least not in this group. Presumably we're all here because we're interested in CMNF and I'm sure lots of other folks have had very similar fantasies. So, the audience here should be pretty friendly to whatever you're going to be writing as long as it involves exploration of CMNF as a lifestyle.<br />
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As far as what people are going to do after they read your story, you don't have much control over that. There are some people who will read it and just get off on it (although I'm not really sure why that's a bad thing) and there might be people who are offended (although, again, you're at a CMNF group so I don't know who would be offended by a story about CMNF). The only way you can control how people react to your story is to not share it. If you're really worried about a negative reaction, then you probably shouldn't share it. However, I hope that you will share it.<br />
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Regarding posting your story to a group specifically focused on "soft" CMNF, I am not sure what distinction you're drawing. I would classify this primarily as a "soft" CMNF group since it is not heavily focused on elements of BDSM or non-consensual situations. There also seem to be a fair number of people in the group who regard nudity in the context of CMNF as non-sexual, which I think generally fits with the "soft" theme as well. I think this would be as appropriate a group as any to post your story, but then I'm not really sure what your specific concerns are or how you think a "softer" group might be better suited for your story.<br />
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I think whether or not female nudity in the context of CMNF is sexual depends very heavily on the situation itself. There are times when it is an element of foreplay and it is very clearly sexual. Then again, in casual nudity situations, the nudity can be very non-sexual, however, it depends on who is present and how others react to the nudity as well.<br />
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I like CMNF because I like naked female bodies. My desire to see naked female bodies and my enjoyment in seeing them is not entirely sexual, but it's not entirely desexualized either. In the same way that nudists argue that the naked human body is natural, I think sexual desire is very natural as well, and I don't think you ever reach a point where sexuality is completely divorced from nudity, but, as with everything, it depends on context, and there are certainly many situations in which nudity is not sexy at all.<br />
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Anyway, whether or not you post it here, you should consider posting your story at All CMNF. It's a well established CMNF site and I know they would welcome your story and be very open to discussing your point of view. Check it out here: http://cmnf.coccozella.com/