Review of the fresh Bare Reality Show – VH1’s “Dating Naked”: Episode 1

Guest site by: Greg Evans
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I took half an hour today and saw episode 1 of the VH1 show Dating Naked. Until now I haven’t put much thought into this awesome series other than Yay! I didn’t have any great expectations for the entertainment value. Like most nudists, I was worried that Dating Naked would use nudity just to attract more audience. Would the show be manipulating nude bodies with the notion that sex sells?
Reviewing VH1’s Dating Naked without that encounter would be like a sports post written by a columnist who hadn’t ever played or viewed a sport in his or her life. That said, with the increasing popularity of naked themed shows, I believe it’s time for us nudists and naturists to shine some light onto this new kind of nude reality.
For those that may not have seen Dating Naked, it is actually not set up like its forerunners – the bachelor/ette series but of course, the assumption is the same – a single person searching for love. As opposed to the bachelor, instead of having a smorgasbord of single individuals for one person to choose from, the focus is narrowed down to six players only (three guys / three gals) with the primary focus being on one man’s and one girl’s quest for love. In my opinion, this format is much better because it allows for a more indepth look across the board at who the participants really are and what they bring to the dating table.
It’s important to mention that the final selection was made at the ending of the episode. To me that makes this series a lot more watchable. You don’t need to see every episode in a row to follow the story. With each episode you meet and don’t need to wait until the end of the season to find out who they choose to continue dating. The viewer does not have to write-off the series because there’ll be a fresh set of folks in the next episode!
Along with a better setup, I was happily surprised by the dFKKmic that the nudity creates. Among the first words of the host (Amy Paffrath) were, will let you date in the most honest way feasible before you can bare your spirits, you’ll have to bare everything else first. Except for a few guidelines to stick by, choreographed performing was, for the most part, nowhere to be found. The cast is made up by everyday individuals who are truly experiencing social nudity for the first time.
I couldn’t help but wonder, would Dating Naked actually help viewers see a better means to date???
In episode one, the limelight was placed on 24-year-old Joe from Long Island, NY and 36-year old Wee Wee from Nashville, TN.
Joe had a broken heart in his past and came hoping to find a awesome method to trust. Wee Wee came fatigued by her long hunt for Mr.
Wee Wee and Joe after only assembly on the beach. Photograph: VH1 Bare Reality Show
Right off the bat, Joe talks about an extremely common concern among guys thinking about giving nudism a try: getting an erection. Such a non-issue, astonishingly, frightens some guys from ever attempting nudism. Instantly Joe found there was nothing to worry about. The anxiety about becoming aroused was an unfounded fear that never occurred. The truth is, who cares if it does occur? In the naturist world, normally speaking, we understand we are human and arousal is a part that makes us human. In the setting of social nudism, the consensus is that “if it happens it happens but DO NOT be that man who makes it happen on purpose and DON’T march it around with the intention to bring attention to it! In any case the fact remains that it’s actually not that common and seldom happens anyway. But I digress and you can read more in this post about nudism and erections.
I believe from this review should be that a great truth about social nudism stays hidden in this chain.
For us nudists, we see it and reap the advantage of assembly without prejudice. Your social class does not matter when you’re naked it is, in a sense, a great equalizer. You can be a lawyer, trash collector, doctor, soldier, construction worker or nurse. It just will not matter and as a result, getting to know people for who they’re becomes far simpler!
This fact was shown in the show by how quick the participants cut to the chase. Both Joe and Wee Wee began talking about their past and how it made them who they are. They’d no fear of opening up and saying what they were looking for in life and in a partner. When you are naked, it becomes a lot easier to wear your heart in your arm (since you do not have sleeves!) and putting yourself out there.
Another interesting aspect is the comfort level folks have being naked. Every day the contestants meet a new man and must get naked before meeting. Every time they undress the shed a little more of the shame that grew up with and feel just a little more comfortable in their own skin. This is actually as true to real life as you can get. Getting nude for the very first time can be difficult but after that panic subsides, it becomes just as regular as anything else.
Based on the first episode I would rate the series as so far, so good. There’s a chance it could cultivate an increasing interest in nudism and help put miniature gusts of wind into the sails of our boat. I’d not however say the show is for everyone.
If the show flops, there could be a cross-organization with nudism such as Naked Dating = poor and stupid notion so nudism must = bad/dumb idea. But time will tell and after seeing the first episode I ‘m a little less anxious and am really looking forward to the second.
My closing idea is WHO will care about nudism in this outrageous fast paced world after seeing this show?
Well supposing it’s you: Hi, we are FKK, and we want to meet you!
This review of the fresh Bare Reality Show by VH1 – Dating Naked – was published by – Young Naturists and Nudists America