Chus Martinez On Nudism In Crimea


Crimea has long tradition of nudism and communudism. It was the first place where Russians (repressed first by the Tzars and more recently by Joseph Stalin and Vladimir Putin) were able to gather together to enjoy a nudist lifestyle and social naturism. In the early 20th century, shortly after the German naturist movement emerged, the Ukrainian born Russian language symbolist poet, painter and freemason, Maximilian Voloshin established a nudist colony at his home in Koktebel.


Max Voloshin was inspired to pursue public nudism by the activities of a German organisation called the Freier Bund. Voloshin begins his essay On Nudism, first printed in Dnevniki pisatelej 1 (March 1914, pages 34-­40), with a sketch of that organisation:

The Freier Bund is the name of a German society whose goal is the physical and moral improvement of humanity through nudity. The society is located in Berlin. It has its own park at Grünwald, where members of both sexes gather for games in the open air. The Society was founded by Dr. Küster, a physician who was able to assert the Society’s right to exist before the most bashful of all police forces, the Prussian police.

Dr. Küster says, “There are two reasons keeping people from nudity: the fear of catching cold and bashfulness. The first reason does not stand up medically to criticism, because our skin is an astonishing regulatory mechanism, thanks to which we, once we are in motion, do not have to attend to any atmospheric changes whatsoever. As for bashfulness, if your sensibilities are annoyed by semi-­nudity, take my nudity cure and you will see how your nerves will be soothed and what a profound sense of physical and moral liberation will remain with you after visiting our park.”


Voloshin concludes On Nudism with the following:

Compared to the Russians, the French are almost free of a sense of shame about their own bodies. But they are always struck by the Russians’ freedom to bare themselves spiritually. In all spheres of spiritual life they are insurmountably bashful and reserved. (Thus, for example, insanity in a French family is carefully concealed.) The Russians’ openness about themselves attracts the French and disturbs them, as does the innocent shamelessness of children and savages, as does a freedom that is inaccessible to them. The spiritual shamelessness of the Russians can only be explained by the absence of external forms of psychic life. The Russian spirit feels itself only from within, and does not yet know its own epidermis. And in this area all bashfulness is concentrated in the covering of the skin.

We experience an acute sense of confusion and awkwardness when we accidentally see undressed a woman well known by us and respected by everyone. This is natural.

Once in the theatre I happened to meet a woman whom I know well but had never seen dressed. (She was a model.) At first I felt exactly the same feeling of awkwardness and embarrassment.

Going bathing, I undress at home, put on a bathing robe, cross the thirty metres separating my home from the sea, and throw myself into the water. The local inhabitants are profoundly shocked by this behaviour.

Local decency insists that each individual undress in full view of others, on the open beach ten steps from the road.

In my memory remains a model who did not dress during her breaks but sat in the corner of the studio and laid out her needlework. In this pose there was as much beauty and modesty as when she appeared clothed in a long morning dress. The eye refused to recognize her nakedness.


In 1913, when a Russian Orthodox zealot named Abram Balashov used a knife to stab Ilya Repin’s realist painting Ivan The Terrible Killing His Son, Voloshin was the only native Russian speaking intellectual to defend the man, indicating that it was an aesthetic statement appropriate to the painting, which displayed gore and bad taste. Like Repin’s pictorial realism, Balashov’s political views were reactionary: while stabbing the painting three times Balashov shouted: “Enough blood! Down with blood!” Balashov was incarcerated in a mental hospital and the average Russian intellectual of the time appeared more shocked by his attempt to destroy a famous painting than the repressive nature of the Russian state.


Max Voloshin’s house in Koktebel attracted the most open-minded people of its time: artists and their models and mistresses. It was a place where male painters would strip off to work in the buff with their nude models on the seashore, shocking the locals with their “impermissible behaviour”.


Immediately after the October Revolution in Russia, nudism was tolerated by some Bolshevik leaders including Lenin, who claimed he thought “it has a healthy proletarian source”. Although the Bolsheviks merely replaced the formal with the real domination of capital in Russian, to establish their grip on the country they had to pretend to be more radical and further to the left than they actually were, hence their early toleration of communudism. Once Stalinist glaciation set in and the Bolsheviks came to believe they had an iron grip on Russia, the radical pro-nudist Soviet organization “Shame Off!” was disbanded in 1925, and nudism was repressed.


Following on from the thawing of Stalinist glaciation and tankie repressiveness came the emergence of a Soviet hippie movement in the late-1960s and early-1970s. At this time, echoes of the international sexual revolution began to be felt in both Russian and Crimea (as well as throughout the Ukraine and in other Soviet Republics and eastern bloc satellite states). Soviet hippies hit upon the remote location of Lisya Buhta (Fox Bay in English), near Koktebel in Crimea, for their nude encounters and communudist social experiments. Fox Bay not only had a beautiful beach, it was a suitable location for camping, since there is small forest nearby where firewood can be collected and drinking water is available at the foot of the Echki-Dag mountain.


Feeling Fox Bay was becoming too popular, some communudists decided to find a wilder place to camp about and get nekkid. They chose Meganom, a headland near Sudak with many small bays and pebble beaches. Since it’s difficult to get to Meganom, and there are no shops or houses, this location was considered a paradise for communudists who wanted to contemplate each other’s bodies and engage in outdoor communal sex in complete tranquillity.


There’s another communudist beach close to Sevastopol called Fiolent. The water is very clean and is a pale greyish green in colour. While it is easy to get to Fiolent from Sevastopol, the communudist beach itself is hard to access due to landslides. Communudists reach it by jumping across rocks. There’s only a few places flat enough to pitch a tent at Fiolent. The Southern coast of Crimea has fewer nudist beaches than the area around the regional capital of Sevastopol. However there is one communudist hang out in Simeiz, beneath Koshka Mountain. Nudists trek to Simeiz to enjoy the spectacular landscapes and to take photos of each other posing buck naked with huge rocks and thickets of juniper all around them.


The long tradition of nudism and communudism in Crimea is currently threatened by the invasion of the peninsula by Russian soldiers directed by ultra-reactionary Vladimir Putin. Nudists and communudists from around the world must protest against the threat to their activities posed by Putin’s plans to annex Crimea. Proletarian nudity could become a crime in Crimea if Putin takes control of the peninsula…


Chus Martinez On Nude Pilates


Nude Pilates is a body conditioning routine that builds flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance. It places emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, and developing a strong core or centre, and improving coordination and balance. The Nude Pilates system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises. Nude Pilates is superior to conventional clothed Pilates in that it allows instructors and other class members to get a proper view of the student’s grasp of body control. Correct form is crucial to Pilates and gym clothes can make that difficult to observe. Nude Pilates is the obvious solution to this problem.


Concentration. Nude Pilates demands intense focus. You have to concentrate on what you’re doing all the time. And you must concentrate on your entire body for smooth movements. This is not easy, but in Nude Pilates the way that exercises are done is more important than the exercises themselves.


Control. “Contrology” was Joseph Pilates’ preferred name for his method and it is based on the idea of muscle control. Nude Pilates is a modern development of Joseph Pilates’ work drawing on another sixty plus years of scientific research into sport and fitness. We know now that some of the original Pilates exercises are counterproductive. Nothing about the Nude Pilates Method is haphazard. The reason you need to concentrate so thoroughly is so you can be in control of every aspect of every moment. All exercises are done with control and with the muscles working to lift against gravity. The Nude Pilates Method teaches you to be in control of your body and not at its mercy.


Centring. In order for the practitioner to attain control of their body they must have a starting place: the centre. The centre is the focal point of the Nude Pilates Method. Many Nude Pilates teachers refer to the group of muscles in the centre of the body—encompassing the abdomen, lower and upper back, hips, buttocks, and inner thighs—as the “powerhouse”. All movement in Pilates should begin from the powerhouse and flow outward to the limbs.


Flow or efficiency of movement. Nude Pilates aims for elegant sufficiency of movement, creating flow through the use of appropriate transitions. Once precision has been achieved, the exercises are intended to flow within and into each other in order to build strength and stamina. In other words, the Nude Pilates technique asserts that physical energy exerted from the centre should coordinate movements of the extremities: Nude Pilates is flowing movement outward from a strong core.


Precision is essential to correct Nude Pilates. Concentrate on the correct movements each time you exercise, lest you do them improperly and thus lose all the vital benefits of their value. The focus is on doing one precise and perfect movement, rather than many half-hearted ones. Nude Pilates is here reflecting common physical culture wisdom. You will gain more strength from a few energetic, concentrated efforts than from a thousand listless, sluggish movements”. The goal is for this precision to eventually become second nature, and carry over into everyday life as grace and economy of movement.


Breathing is crucial to the Nude Pilates method. Proper full inhalation and complete exhalation are key to this. Forced exhalation is the key to full inhalation. People need to squeeze out the lungs as if they are wringing a wet towel dry. In Nude Pilates exercises, the practitioner breathes out with the effort and in on the return. In order to keep the lower abdominals close to the spine; the breathing needs to be directed laterally, into the lower rib cage. Pilates breathing is described as a posterior lateral breathing, meaning that the practitioner is instructed to breathe deep into the back and sides of his or her rib cage. When practitioners exhale, they are instructed to note the engagement of their deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles and maintain this engagement as they inhale. Nude Pilates attempts to properly coordinate this breathing practice with movement, including breathing instructions with every exercise. Above all, learn to breathe correctly.


Humans breathe on average around 18,000 breaths per day. Posterior lateral breathing is a way of breathing that facilitates bibasal expansion of the rib cage, this encourages the breath to travel down into the lower lungs and cleanse the blood by the exchange of oxygen with carbon dioxide. To understand this concept properly the practitioner has to first learn to expand and release the rib cage without deliberately breathing in or out. The in-breath (inhalation) and out-breath (exhalation) should occur instinctively as a result of the conscious expansion and release of the rib cage. This is how it is done: The practitioner places their hands on their lower ribs with their thumbs facing the back of their rib cage, trying not to think of breathing, relaxing their upper abdominals, and expanding their rib cage to the side against the soft resistance of their hands. Release the expansion of the rib cage by first melting away the area of the clavicles. This can also be tried with a scarf around the lower rib cage. The practitioner will not be able to expand and release the rib cage effectively if they try to contract their abdominal muscles to expand the rib cage and if they try to contract the rib cage instead of first release it.


Chus Martinez On The Nude Siesta


A siesta is a short nap taken in the early afternoon, often after the midday meal. It is an activity through which proletarians develop their radical subjectivity in both their dreams and semi-awake states. It should go without saying that communudists believe in sleeping naked – and oppose the bourgeois siesta which is a mere break from work, with the refusal of work!

A strange delusion possesses many of those in places where capitalist anti-social relations hold sway. This delusion drags in its train the individual and social woes that for centuries have tortured sad humanity. This delusion is the love of work, the furious passion for work, pushed even to the exhaustion of the vital force of the individual and his progeny.

In capitalist society work is the cause of all intellectual degeneracy, of all organic deformity. The proletariat, the great class embracing all the producers of world, the class which in freeing itself will free humanity from servile toil and will make of the human animal a free being, needs its nekkid communist siesta!

Above Chus Martinez takes her nude siesta.

Chus Martinez In Nude For Communism


Chus Martinez live art documentation “Nude For Communism”. Chus Martinez asked communudist comrades to pose nude for her to create events and series of photographs that rallied people to a praxis of bollock naked revolutionary disalienation.

4 Responses to Nude For Communism

Michael Roth | September 4, 2012 at 3:39 am As a new Communudist, I find having a lap dog essential for awkward social interactions.

chusmartinezproject | September 4, 2012 at 5:07 pm Dogs are generally more reliable than cats who communudists regret putting on their laps if they end up with genital scratches!

Michael Roth | September 5, 2012 at 4:52 am Genital scratches are better than genital warts!

chusmartinezproject | September 5, 2012 at 10:35 am They generally heal quicker and aren’t contagious – but if they are at all deep they are more painful when inflicted!


Chus Martinez On Communudism!


Above – Chus Martinez is a transsexual communudist collective phantom! Anyone can be Chus Martinez!

A spectre is haunting the world — the spectre of communudism. All the powers of the old world have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: the Pope and US President, Angela Merkel and Julia Gillard, social democrats and Bangladeshi police-spies.

Where is the party in opposition that has not been decried as communudistic by its opponents in power? Where is the opposition that has not hurled back the branding reproach of communudism, against the more advanced opposition parties, as well as against its reactionary adversaries?

Two things result from this fact:

I. Communudism is already acknowledged by all world powers to be itself a power.

II. It is high time that Communudists should openly, in the face of the whole world, publish their views, their aims, their tendencies, and meet this nursery tale of the Spectre of Communudism with nude and disorderly conduct itself!

To this end, Communists of various nationalities have assembled in the buff to party and foment world wide proletarian revolution with unlicensed pleasure as its only end!

Communudism reclaims the modes of consciousness & undress accompanying primitive communism as well as its economic equality! Away with the murder of the body! It is time for the return at a higher level of nude shamanism and naked ecstasy!


3 Responses to Communudism

Michael Roth | September 4, 2012 at 3:36 am Because of Communudism, I have more friends than I can shake a dick at!

chusmartinezproject | September 4, 2012 at 5:09 pm I find a 12 inch strap-on the best type of dick to shake at my friends – many of whom also like me to ram it down their throat with the vibrating function turned on!

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Chus Martinez League of Young Communudists


The Chus Martinez League of Young Communudists (CMLYC) was founded in the fall of 2010. The main goal of this organization is to promote the pansexual communnudist lifestyle to the younger demographic. They focus mostly on the 21 – 35 age group but do accept older individuals. They host events such as:

Nude Night Out – They will rent out a private space or bar and have a regular party only everyone who attends is naked and indulges in an orgy.

Weekend Trips – They organise weekend trips to nudist resorts where they camp, have drum circles, practice naked yoga, swap sex change information, have orgies, bbq’s, bonfires and renaming ceremonies in which everybody becomes Chus Martinez.

Signature Nude Years Eve Parties- Every New Year’s Eve CMLYC hosts a party that they title Nude Years Eve.

In early 2011 they launched an iPhone, Android and web app entitled The Nude Nude World of Chus Martinez which contains information about nudist resorts, nude beaches and other nudist and naturist groups or organizations world wide.

On December 31, 2011 they launched an online news publication called Chus Martinez Naked. This publication covers all kinds of topics such as art, travel and news from both the communudist and “textile” worlds.

On Jan 19th they launched a new site: Ask A Nude Chus Martinez, where people from all over the world can ask questions and receive answers from an actual communudist about the invariance of the theory of the proletariat and defending Marx from revisionism.

Their website also features many articles on the different facets of communudism such as: nudity and religion, behaviour etiquette, laws about public nudity and news / information about other communudist and revolutionary events from all over the world.

4 Responses to Chus Martinez League of Young Communudists

Michael Roth | October 7, 2012 at 2:56 am The Chus Martinez League of Young Communudists turned my life around. I’ve left my old life and my clothes behind.

chusmartinezproject | October 7, 2012 at 10:25 pm There’s nothing like standing naked and proud and shoulder to shoulder with your communudist comrades!

Nancy Hey | October 10, 2012 at 9:12 pm Wow! Thanks for “exposing” this!

chusmartinezproject | October 11, 2012 at 1:45 am Communudism needs all the exposure it can get!