“We can either end up living a life that others expect of us or lives based on our own truth. The difference is the difference between living a conscious life or one that is unconscious. And that’s the difference between living and not living.” Stephen Gough, letter to Neil Forsyth, 2012
My first and so far only experience with a flasher was in the children’s section of a big bookshop in Edinburgh when I was 14: he was wearing a coat that covered his legs down to his knees and concealed from the adults in the shop that he had his dick out and was jerking off whenever he could catch the eye of a teenager too shy (I was) to go at once to the nearest counter and tell the adult there “That man is exposing himself” or whatever words I could find to explain. Instead, disgusted and humiliated, I tried to get away from him inside the shop and eventually left the shop and went home. I was lucky, on reflection, that he didn’t follow me. iHollaback is an international campaign, recently launched in Edinburgh, to fight back against this kind of assault.
Naturists don’t do this. Specifically, Stephen Gough is not doing this.