So what is all of this about? It's about guys feeling free to peel off their shirts and be comfortable in their own skin.
Why? It's fun. It's comfortable. It's healthy to be comfortable with your own body. But there are various inhibitions that tend to keep guys from taking off their shirts, even when heat and vigorous exercise call for it. I want to encourage guys to feel free to take off their shirts and I want to encourage various organizations to be more accepting of it.
So, are you saying that guys should walk around shirtless just anywhere they feel like it? No, this blog isn't really about promoting the "guys should be shirtless anywhere they want, any time they want" philosophy, although I suppose it wouldn't be a bad thing. But this blog is focused first of all on encouraging guys to feel free to take off their shirts in the settings it is mostly already accepted. A lot of guys still have some inhibitions here that keep them from taking their shirt off when they are jogging down the street and enjoying the cool breeze on their chest, for example. Secondly, this blog is meant to encourage people to expand some of the current venues for shirtlessness. I hope to encourage sports organizers to be more permissive of shirtless uniforms.
To these ends, I am going to write posts with specific suggestions along these lines, and I'll include some pictures for encouragement and to add a little interest to the blog.
Becoming a shirtless runner IV: 'Psychic shock' in cementing your conversion - In Jamie's post, featured separately, we encounter a shirtless-runner-in-the-making: There is that familiar hankering-after of unconstricted freedom, count...
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