Burlesque, Being Naked and Gratitude

woman's breasts with tassels


I want to humbly say “thanks” to my blog subscribers as I have reached my 100th follower. It is so encouraging and humbling to hear people say they enjoy my stories and adventures. I’m raising my glass with hopes of bringing more stories in the future.

I’m also three weeks past my bust-out burlesque performance and it was the most fun I’ve ever had in four minutes. Nerves aside, the performance itself went smoothly and I didn’t trip over my dress. I even got the tassels to twirl, but it took some doing. I’m working on a new routine and will audition for another show in a couple of weeks. It’s one thing to be nude when we’re playing with another couple or woman, but an entirely different feeling to strip nude while dancing in front of audience. But I have to say, it’s also quite liberating.

I enjoyed a read shared by a fellow dancer about the difference between being nude and naked. Taken from the blog titled Mental Floss, the writer says, “Technically speaking, naked implies that a person is unprotected or vulnerable. It also describes something that is unadorned or without embellishment, as in the oft-mentioned naked truth. Nude, on the other hand, means one thing: unclothed.

naked woman

Photo Credit: A Lady Looks Up

Think of it this way: if you doff your duds to pose while descending a staircase for a tasteful painting done by a respected artist, then you’re nude. If a bunch of paparazzi suddenly burst in through the studio door and take your picture without permission, you are suddenly naked.

And as the late great humorist Lewis Grizzard once pointed out, “Naked is when you ain’t got no clothes on. Nekkid is when you ain’t got no clothes on and you’re up to something.”


Readers, when you are swinging, do you think of yourself as naked or nude?


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  1. #1 by Henry on May 22, 2014 - 1:32 pm

    Also, being naked while sleeping helps you relax more and makes you feel more refreshed in the morning.

    • #2 by shalynne on May 23, 2014 - 1:40 am

      Indeed. Especially in the summer. Sleeping nude also makes morning lovemaking that much easier! Thanks for reading and for posting a comment.

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