Pornographic young men – is it naturism?

Pornographic images of a group of young Thai men showing themselves in erotic positions out door and posted on a Facebook account made news in early June 2018.

Thai TV channel True4U invited Gregers Moller of Naturist Association Thailand in the studio to explain to TV Presenter Wasamon Chuangpreecha if this was naturism and - if not - what naturism then was.

In the program, Thai lawyer Mr Decha Kitivitayana confirms, that the activity of Naturist Association Thailand as described in the interview is legal, while the activity of the young men is clearly not and punishable under Thai law with a fine of 5000 THB each.

Channel: https://www.facebook.com/True4UNews/

The interview was preceded by a news reporting on the social media posting and the local reactions where the young men had taken their photos:

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Posted by True4UNews on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Comments

  1. Olaf la Cour

    Is it naturalism you asked 3 months ago. There is no one who has answered, but it is also a quite difficult questions, especially since I do not get a lot to see, and then its not esey to make an opinion. Just the place is a bit special, because it is not a place quite many come because the walkway is broken so it’s almost impossible to get to the scene. You could also have answered whether it is Exhibitionism or art.

    The question of naturism depends largely on the eyes that are seen, and here humanity is very divided. Some people can not go take a bath without double-locked doors and walled windows. Elsewhere on the earth, entire villages live without the need to have a piece of clothing throughout their lives. In other words, it is quite difficult to find a common norm for this.

    Looking at the Internet today, there are many pictures of naked people, ranging from people on a beach, people running marathon in a jungle in Thailand and 17,000 other ways to show others how we look without clothes.

    In some countries it is associated with whipping and even the death penalty to pose in the open air. Are these those countries who decide what’s normal? Yes, they are affecting other countries at the moment. Among other things are some countries that do not own the word human rights. It is countries currently represented in the UN (International Human Rights Commission) who decide what to believe and think about human rights, but they do not even know what the word means. What does they know about naturism?

    In this way the world becomes pressured to believe and think something that others have adopted is the norm. This also applies to naturalism.

    What a few decades ago was normal in many countries is now being banned. Eg. Nudism was allowed in large parts of Europe, but is now being replaced by long-length dresses, especially where certain beliefs are spread and gained power. In other countries it costs a fine to posses in the open, and others again allow it within some not yet defined limits.

    The question is, therefore, what it is for the eyes who see such a photo, but also what is normal for those who have taken the pictures. So the answer is as I see it, both yes and no, Gregers.

    I realize that some may not agree with me in my recitals

  2. Pierre

    Thanks for your input.
    If I may, I think people who do not believe in naturism (people who are scared of taking their clothes off while there are other people around) are not necessarily more puritanical or righteous…they might just be hypocritical. Just look at people in Asia…some Asian people are afraid of showing their bodies in public but at the same time, they have extramarital affairs (which, most likely, involves sex).
    Many people in N America are vocal against naturism but at the same time, many of them end up getting pregnant (or getting their female partners pregnant) as teenagers.
    In short, there is a different between conservative and hypocritical.

    1. Sherif & Ging

      I wouldn’t call it hypocritical but rather a split in identity created by man-made religions, cultures and false principals…laws written in stone by certain societies under influence of these trio created a dilemma whereas the identity is lost between what a society will label as right and what actually humans would favor to do or be… This never ending struggle widens the gap and deepens this struggle…but once the mind is set free… One would know how small this society is and their righteous laws are…

      In fairness, hypocritical is a very judgmental and harsh when most were not give the choice..

      Back to original subject, I personally think it’s a ‘wrong’ way to show one’s rebellion to such principals.. In fact it enriches this gap by creating a false image of what actually people would want..I believe that naturist movement has still long way and hard work to set the right mindsets..