Honey, I’m Home! +21 Nude Snaps

Feature Image for the 21 Snaps blog post on the Naked Jade Blog

How are you? Naked while enjoying a cup of coffee I hope! Because that is what I am doing as I prepare to get this blog undressed and into the wild. In other words, time to get it out of the “never-nude” state in which it has unfortunately found itself for quite some time now.

It has literally been over a year since I last posted on this nudist blog of mine. And the same goes for my personal blog, The Jade Zone, and my personal podcast, The Life of Jade. I guess we can call it a prolonged sabbatical on my part from blogging, vlogging, and podcasting.

To be fair, though, I haven’t been entirely missing in action. While I have not posted one single new edited YouTube video to my YouTube channel, I have been incessantly testing out live streaming since that was and still is the new big thing for social media. Facebook Live, YouTube Stream Now, Periscope, Live.ly and even the new Instagram Live. You name it and I can guarantee you that I’ve been toying around with it.

Of course, this means that certain videos that are relevant to this blog have yet to be posted. Videos like my naked participation in the 2016 Toronto Pride Parade, and my naked participation in the Montreal 2016 edition of the World Naked Bike Ride. The good news is that those videos “will soon be coming to a blog near you”.

[More on Jade Sambrook naked at Toronto Pride? Read: Jade Sambrook Naked in the Rain at Toronto Pride 2015]

What’s more, is that I have been investing a crazy amount of time in producing content for my Snapchat Stories. And the majority of that content involves me confidently wearing and showcasing my wonderful birthday suit. Not only has Snapchat become one of my all-time favorite social networks, I love how nudity-friendly it is compared to other social networks, such as Facebook and Periscope.

Photo of Jade Sambrook on the Naked Jade Blog playing guitar bottomless
Original Snapchat Story photo of Jade Sambrook playing guitar bottomless

In fact, I had my Periscope account permanently disabled for showing simple non-sexual nudity. But, that is nor here nor there for today, and I promise that I will be dedicating a blog post entirely to that subject in the very near future.

For today, though, I simply wanted to say hello, and slowly get myself up and running again. And yes, that means running without clothes!

With that being said, I figured I’d share a few of my favorite photos (or snaps as they are called) from my Snapchat Stories. Interestingly, there are twenty-one of them, and this just so happens to be my twenty-first post on this blog.

Now, many of these snaps do not include full nudity, but rather partial nudity, or bottomless photos as I like to call them. Regardless, I had a lot of fun producing them and posting them to my Snapchat Stories, and I was pleased to receive a ton of positive feedback from my Snapchat followers.

With that being said, feel free to answer the poll question below the photo album, asking whether you have ever posted nudity in your Snapchat Story?

Naked Dining: A Dream Come True

Jade Sambrook The Naked Jade Blog Post Feature Photo: Naked Dining: A dream Come True

Word on the street is that the very first nude restaurant will soon be opening in London, England. In fact, word is spreading so fast about this concept that there is apparently a waiting list of well over 23,000 people anxious to partake in this clothing optional dining experience.

As a die hard nudist I would love to dine in this restaurant! However, with that many people waiting for a turn to publicly dine in the nude, one can only imagine how long it will take to get a reservation:

Customer: Hello, we would like to reserve for a table of 4…
Restaurant: Alright, the next availability is not until October 2019…
Customer: Sure, let me note that in my calendar…

The restaurant, named Bunyadi, will be run by restaurateur Seb Lyall, who has apparently made his reputation by running other restaurants around the city of London that involve original and innovative concepts. From this, one could presume that it was only a matter of time for nude dining to make it onto his list. Add to the mix that Lyall is apparently a nudist himself, and you have a match made in heaven for a successfully managed ”body positive” experience.

Of course the first thought that comes to mind for most people is surely regarding bare bottoms on public seats. Well, there is apparently nothing to worry about as they’ve got that issue covered, literally.

The way it will work is that customers will first head to a change room where they will be able to leave their clothes in a secure locker. And if I understand correctly, they will then be afforded a robe, similar to the house coat available in hotel rooms or at spas and saunas. The customers will then make their way to their assigned table and sit on their robe in order to avoid direct contact between the seat and their naked bums.

A half naked Jade Sambrook removing his sweater at a ''naked restaurant'' (staged)
A half naked Jade Sambrook removing his sweater at a ”naked restaurant” (staged)

Personally I believe that there are many positives to a naked dining experience. First and foremost it gives people the ability to try something different, to get out of their comfort zone or to push the traditional societal norms and boundaries, namely that eating out must always involve being fully dressed. Clearly those “no shirt, no shoes, no service” signs exist precisely because of our current societal norms and boundaries. Now instead we might see a sign at this new style restaurant that reads something like “no skin, no birthday suit, no service”.

[More on Nudism? Read: Jade sambrook: What if Nudism were a Religion?]

Secondly, the concept of nude dining allows people to eat comfortably without the constraints of clothing. And who knows, maybe it will become so popular and mainstream that it will help the grand majority of folks realize that nudity and nudism is not an evil concept, but rather something that is entirely healthy and harmless.

For me this kind of dining experience would mean no more mustard or red wine stains on my white shirt. And that alone and of itself would be extremely beneficial.

Last but not least I think this will be a great venue for those going on a first date, and who are looking for something original, out of the ordinary and fun. Nudist or not, it would definitely be a great way for people to get to know each other a little better before deciding on whether to go on a second date, right?

Interestingly, I recently stayed in a hotel room that was equipped with a restaurant style table— menus, wine glasses and all. And naturally I seized the opportunity to do a “naked dining” photo shoot as if I were really in a “nude restaurant”. It was very fun, and I can only imagine how liberating it would feel to actually attend a real authentic naked restaurant.

Jade Sambrook fully nude at a naked restaurant (staged)
Jade Sambrook fully nude at a ”naked restaurant” (staged)

Now, it would be great if  Mr. Lyall would open such a restaurant in my hometown, or start a franchise that would see Bunyadi expand across the globe. I would definitely be a very loyal customer. Short of this, maybe I should consider opening my own naked restaurant. Clearly 23,000+ people on a waiting list to experience dining in the nude is a sure sign that the idea has more than great potential for success.

[For more on the Bunyadi naked restaurant, please visit their website here: thebunyadi.com]

And if not, well at least it demonstrates that society may be taking a direction that is more open and accepting of a simple naked human body. I think we can all agree that when body positivity wins the day we are definitely on the right path!

The Nude Picture of 1000+ Words

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Then again maybe sometimes it’s actually worth more than a thousand words. I like to tell myself that that is the case with the picture here.

On an unrelated side note, I have to say that I really dislike using ‘that that’ together in a sentence. Although it is grammatically acceptable, I simply prefer not to use it. But that is another story, isn’t it?

Back to the point: the picture! It was taken during the month of June last year. When I look at it, I am reminded of the warm summer air, the beautiful blue sky, the birds and the bees as well as the trees and flowers that are so full of life. Summer truly is my favorite season – as I am sure is the case for most people – especially if you are a nudist like me.

Jade Sambrook taking walk in the woods while nude on a beautiful summer day.
Jade Sambrook taking a walk in the woods while nude on a beautiful summer day.

Here in eastern Canada where I live the winters are long and cold. Freezing cold. Did I say long too? Yes I did.

For a nudist like me winter feels like the enemy. It might not completely stop me from practicing my passion for nudism, but it is definitely nowhere near as good as summer. Of course during the winter months I can still be naked at home. And I might even go for a quick jog through the woods while bottomless – but again, winter will simply never beat summer.

I should mention though that I discovered that the white snow is great for tanning the legs and buttocks. It acts like one big reflector, equally dispersing the sun light onto any exposed skin. I learned this after spending much time outdoors – naked from the waist down – during a particular winter some years ago. Never had the skin on my legs and buttocks been so dark.

Now some folks may ask why bottomless and why not fully nude? The answer to that is that body heat is easily lost through both the nuque (back of the head & neck) and through the upper torso. So as long as you have a tuque on your head, a warm winter jacket on your upper body and a good pair of winter shoes or boots on your feet, then you can pretty much spend a great deal of time naked from the waist down out in the snow.

More on winter nudity? Read: The So-Called Victim of Montreal’s Mysterious Naked Jogger

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that it’s ideal. I’m not saying that it should or can be done when the temperature is minus thirty degree Celsius. Nor am I saying that men wont suffer from a little bit of shrinkage, because they definitely will! All that I am saying is that there is a way to experience nudism in winter – albeit only partially naked – and even get a good tan on your legs and bum while you’re at it.

Jade Sambrook naked in the winter snow
Jade Sambrook naked in the winter snow.

Alright, back to the original picture now! It was taken during the summer – not during the winter – so I should stop talking about cold snow for crying out loud! The truth of the matter however is that like I was saying earlier, a picture speaks a thousand words, or more. And the words coming from the picture is that summer is such a great season for any true nudist.

During the summer nudists can go to the nude beach. We can justify not wearing clothes at home because of the heat waves. We can go for a nude walk in the woods – or more simply put – free hiking.

When I look at the picture I am reminded that nudism is liberating. It’s healthy. It’s therapeutic. It’s extremely comfortable. In fact, I use to leave the office after a day of work with feelings of major stress and anxiety. I would then go for a walk in the woods while nude and I would come out completely cured from that stress and anxiety.

That is why I believe medical practitioners should be able to prescribe nudism as a remedy for various ailments. I am convinced that nudism might just heal many folks without the need for them to use pharmaceuticals.

And if medical doctors could prescribe longer summers along with a heavy dose of nudism, then we would definitely be living in a Utopian world. One can always dream, right?

Jade Sambrook free hiking bottomless at the end of winter
Jade Sambrook free hiking bottomless at the end of winter.

In the meantime – as winter approaches – I will continue to look at that picture to remind myself that summer is right around the corner. Yes I’m optimistic! I will continue to remind myself that soon I will be on the beach, in the woods or wherever I so happen to be – fully naked – without a single piece of clothing on my body. No tuque, no warm winter jacket and no winter boots. Just a pair of walking shoes or sandals at the very most.

Those are the words that I am reading from that picture. Somehow though I feel like it’s telling me way more than a thousand words. They are good words. Naked words. Words that make a die-hard nudist like me happy. In the end I can only be grateful for such a great picture: a nude picture of 1000+ words.

Jade Sambrook: What if Nudism were a Religion?

What if nudism were a religion? What if the practice of ”Nudism” were considered equal to the practice of Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Abrahamic religion or any of the other many religions that exist today?

If nudism were a religion then surely I could no longer claim to be an atheist. I’d be attending Nudist Church every Sunday and even volunteering my time towards the church on other days of the week. Heck, I’d even be interested in becoming a nudist preacher! Continue reading