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NatCorn is a site dedicated to providing information about naturism and naturist facilities in Cornwall and is now in its 18th year. NatCorn is maintained on a voluntary basis as a service to fellow naturists and will be kept as up to date as possible. To this end, we welcome your comments on any of the clubs, sites or beaches featured. We would also like to hear about any others that you would like to see featured in future. NatCorn has no financial connection with any of the clubs, sites and beaches mentioned on this web site other than sharing an interest in the naturist way of life. No fees are paid for the use of this site. NatCorn always welcomes comments from visitors to the web site. If you are interested in NatCorn, please send us your comments or questions (in confidence).

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Threats to Naturism in the Modern World

Yes, in three days I will be boarding a plane with the destination being Paris, France in order to spend just over six weeks in northwestern Europe. Naturally, there is a lot that is keeping me busy in terms of preparation for this adventure, including mowing the lawns and preparing our home and yard for the approach of winter. We have arranged for a neighbour to mow the lawns if there is a need before our return but the likelihood is usually quite low because of lower temperatures hurrying to make a presence here on the Canadian prairies. There are no nights where the temperature doesn’t drop below 10 Celsius anymore. I was fortunate to have warmish temperatures to mow our back lawn yesterday as you can see. I didn’t put it off as the forecast is for rain over the next several days. Right now, the sky is overcast and there is a strong wind blowing with the result that it feels like 6 Celsius more than an hour after sunrise with rain expected by the afternoon.

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But enough of weather, what about the travels, and will there be any posts by me here? There will be posts. With the purchase of this new laptop, chosen so that it fits within my small day-hike backpack, and because I typically can find moments and places for writing, there will be posts. Will the posts contain nude images? Of course, that is an unknown. But then again, this blog site isn’t all about nude images. If I have something of interest to me, and hopefully for you, I write. For example, I am being stressed by what I am seeing on social media and how that can, and likely will, impact on my life as a Canadian naturist.

The political world is becoming darker in North America and in Europe. Tolerance for differences is waning. Voices of opposition are getting more and more strident. The solution for me is easy, turn off social media. But, is that a solution? As society devolves, the impact on naturism is negative. Rory Andrews at Rory Writes talks about the three technologies that are killing nudism. Read his blog post here. One of the biggest threats is the seemingly innocent world of photo-editing made easy with cellphone camera software ensuring that everyone can present an improved version of the “real” self. The negative effect is the growing dysmorphia, dissatisfaction with our real images of ourselves and our bodies. Dissatisfaction with our real appearance leads us to hide our bodies even more. I see the reality of this when I talk with grandson number six who is nine years old. We always video chat and he is constantly using the option of showing himself with all sorts of distracting overlays such as bunny ears, funny glasses, etc. Of course, he is only nine, so perhaps there is no dysmorphia for him.

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Source: A Canadian Naturist

Original publication September 8, 2019

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What can and cannot be done where social nudism is allowed.
If you have not already done so, you should familiarize yourself with the concept of Freikörperkultur (FKK) in Germany. This list should help you get started. · The Freikörperkultur (FKK), or free-body cultivation, in Germany is widespread, as can be very tempting in the summer months.

A survey conducted by the German holiday web site. in 2019 he found that the vast majority (60 percent) of Germans said he was totally at ease that people were partially or completely naked on the beach or anywhere.

And 40 percent said they would even support their colleagues to come to work naked.

But what should you know if you want to participate in the FKK experience, or avoid it altogether? Here are some tips:
Do: Understand the story.
The acceptance of public nudity dates back to the history of Germany, which could help explain why the Germans still cling to it.

The first FKK club was founded in Essen in 1898, and the first nudist beach was opened on the island of Sylt, in the North Sea, in 1920. The Nazis took strong action against naked baths and nudist associations, although they eventually relaxed Bans of naked bath in remote areas.

After the war, the German Association for Free Body Culture (DFK) was established in 1949 in Hannover, in West Germany, but the culture was more prominent in the East, where people were more secular. Therefore, it is even more likely to observe the movement today in the eastern states than in the west.

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Source: ANAPA

Original publication September 9, 2019

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Being Naked and Unashamed
Funny–our realtor did not point out the nudist camp around the corner from our new house when we were getting ready to sign the papers. Location, location.

Lake o’the Woods dates from the 1933 when a group of Chicago-based investors settled their club on a parcel of farmland and marshy woods they bought in Valparaiso, Indiana, around some small, attractive lakes. Proud to be the second oldest nudist club in the US, the camp “advocates social and recreational outdoor nudity as a good-health (gesundheit!) practice,” laying claim to Freikörperkultur, or Free Body Culture (FKK) principles. It’s a rustic place, offering family-friendly “non-sexual social nudity.” Its posted sign greets guests: “Welcome All Ye Who Seek Sunshine and Rest for Here They Are Abundant.”

Nudists, naturists, FKK-adherents, as they might variously choose names, claim that the human form is not by itself sexually provocative as it becomes when framed, say, by teeny bikinis or high hemlines. They contrast themselves to “textiles,” those of us who prefer to cover bodies with cloth. As Brian Hoffman explains in his book, Naked, American nudist culture finds its roots in the inspiration of German immigrants.

Part of a more general movement in search of health and spiritual regeneration against the backdrop of urbanization and industrial life, late-nineteenth-century Germans dubbed their movement Freikörperkultur. FKK sought release from the constrained, artificial, and stratified, seeking instead connection with nature and with other human beings, sunshine on bare skin, fresh air, and vigorous exercise. A recent New York Times article by Katrin Bennhold analyzing public nudity in Germany (“A Very German Idea of Freedom: Nude Ping-Pong,” etc.) observes that Germans embrace nudity as a kind of freedom. Believe in it? I’ve seen it done: waders in a Black Forest stream casually leaving their clothes behind on the grassy bank, families wriggling back into sturdy cotton underwear after a splash in the park sprinkler. In FKK and other conceptions, freedom might be found by abandoning cloth; class differences, shed with jacket and petticoat and undergarment, were to become virtually invisible.

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Source: patheos.com

Original publication September 9, 2019

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There are fewer and fewer nudists and that is why we sexualize any body we see
It is clear that the impact of hippies on popular culture half a century ago has virtually disappeared but we have to understand the impact this has on our way of looking

There are many reasons, but the reality is that we increasingly like to undress and see naked people . One of the factors is social networks, which prohibit all content related to the natural body. Another, that it is very difficult to be in a place without cameras and not everyone is willing to record it in balls without their consent. Another one may be the return of conservative ideas that seemed surpassed.

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Woodstock

There are many causes, but the statistics speak clearly: the vast majority of nudists in Spain are older and have been practicing it for more than 20 years, while in the last two years very few people have started in practice, according to an organization survey Jan-naturism . In addition, only 11% of the nudist respondents were women, which shows an added problem, that women feel uncomfortable in a public space where it is increasingly flagrant that the female body is not respected.

“Nudism, as many studies have shown, is a social construction,” explains Guy Trebay in an article in the New York Times where he analyzes why in recent years it has become so difficult to see naked people in public spaces. The impact of hippies on popular culture half a century ago (Woodstock just turned 50 this summer) has practically disappeared, but we also have to be clear about the impact this has on our way of looking.

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Source: ANAPA

Original publication SEPTEMBER 3, 2019

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Naked run organisers in northern France ‘overwhelmed’ by interest
Organisers of a naked 6km running race have had to impose entry limits after being overwhelmed with the level of interest in their event.

The Hauts-de-France Naturistes group were astonished when a post promoting the first ever nude run in Berck-sur-Mer in the Pas-de-Calais département was viewed 600,000 times on Facebook.

The post, featuring a stylised drawing of naked runners, asked viewers: “Do you like to run naked or have you always dreamed of doing it? Come and join us on Sunday, September 22th on the naturist beach of Berck.”

The 6km beach run is organised by a local naturist organisation.
The 6km beach run is organised by a local naturist organisation. AFP

“We didn’t think we would arouse such interest,” says Philippe Lehembre, president of the Hauts-de-France Naturistes.

“It’s true that this is the first time we’ve organised a race, but we do activities all year round,” he told Le Parisien.

In fact local officials became so worried about the potential size of the event that the group was forced to apply for a permit and limit numbers for the race – which consists of two laps around a 3km circuit on the beach – to 60.

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Source: The Local

Original publication 5 September 2019

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1,000 Families Project: Naked Among The Oak Trees—A Mom Of Two Embraces Naturism
In this family, mom practises naturism and enjoys hanging out in the nude with her two naked little cherubs. Dad? He’d rather keep his clothes on.

Never had I imagined I would become a naturist overnight. But after visiting Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park in East Gwilliumbury, Ontario, that is exactly what happened.

I moved to the area six short years ago, and must have passed the highway sign more than a hundred times. Each time I thought, “‘I wonder what it’s like, I wish I had the nerve to bare it all in public.”

Naturism—for those who don’t know—is the practice and advocacy of personal and social nudity. I would soon find out there are different degrees of being a naturist. Some people are recreational naturists, and others refer to it as a lifestyle based on personal, family and/or social nudism.

In this family, mom practises naturism and enjoys hanging out in the nude with her two naked little cherubs. Dad? He’d rather keep his clothes on.

Here is how naturism found me. I had been passing that naturism highway sign for nearly two years until I realized that the only thing stopping me from following my curiosity was a thin layer of cotton fabric on a hot summer day.

I opened my backyard door and let the rays shine in. This day was too perfect not to be naked. I immediately packed up sunscreen, towel and, oh yes, my five-month-old son. I wasn’t going to brave this invigorating experience alone, and it was nothing he hadn’t seen before.

When I arrived at Bare Oaks it was like a hidden gem tucked away. There were naked people on lawn chairs, walking around, working there etc. Here I was in all of my clothing feeling more uncomfortable to be clothed than ever before. I soon changed out of my clothes and strapped my infant son to my chest in his carrier. I felt like we were in this together and that he was a shield from my body being completely exposed.

After only three short hours I was hooked. The people, the atmosphere, the sensations of feeling water, sand and sun against my body—I would never look at clothes the same way.

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Source: The New Family

Original publication JANUARY 10, 2017

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A nudist camp near the Quad Cities has long been an open secret. Not anymore
Blue Lake Resort in Illinois has about 200 members

Deep in the naked prairies of the heartland, hidden in the rolling cornfields of rural Illinois, there’s a place of local legend.

If you stumble upon it, you’ll find everyday Americans. Midwesterners and coastals. Lawyers and truck drivers. Farmers and nurses. The elderly and the very young.

“We’re no different than everyone else,” resident Irma Huebner said. “We just like to have our clothes off.”

Irma Huebner, one of the owners of the nudist resort in Erie, Illinois, mows her yard Aug. 15 at Blue Lake Resort.
Irma Huebner, one of the owners of the nudist resort in Erie, Illinois, mows her yard Aug. 15 at Blue Lake Resort. Jessica Gallagher/Quad-City Times

At Blue Lake Resort, a nudist campground in Erie, nudism is a tradition and way of life.

The member-based park is a summer getaway for outdoor recreation and a secret refuge from the rigidities of modern life. It’s a place for personal liberation, a perfect spot for sunbathing, a one-time stop on a whim or a dare.

But Blue Lake isn’t a sex colony, a peep show or an outdoor orgy. It’s family-friendly, and there are rules.

“We don’t tolerate any lewd behavior or behavior that makes people feel uncomfortable,” explained Chuck Jester, the resort’s general manager. “There’s a lot of people who think nudism and sex are the same. They’re not.”

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Source: The Gazette

Original publication September 02, 2019

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The State You’re In: These Florida nudists just want their mail

The other day some folks at a Florida nudist resort in Pasco County made headlines because, they said, their letter carrier refused to bring their mail inside the front gate. They blamed discrimination.

About 150 people live at the clothing-optional Eden RV Resort in Hudson, according to one of the owners, who said his name was Dan — just Dan. (Apparently Eden is also last-name-optional.)

Florida has its share of nude retreats. At the Lake Como Family Nudist Resort in Lutz, there's even a nature trail
Florida has its share of nude retreats. At the Lake Como Family Nudist Resort in Lutz, there’s even a nature trail Times files (2014)

Most mail for Eden residents goes to a row of boxes by the gate, Dan said. But if there’s a package, then the letter carrier is supposed to schlep it inside the gate and deliver it to the recipient’s door.

One letter carrier refused to deliver packages in Eden, apparently because she didn’t like seeing the residents dressed like the original residents of Eden, Adam and Eve. The U.S. Postal Service’s famous “neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet” credo doesn’t cover “seeing things that would require pouring bleach into the carrier’s eyeballs.”

In a five-minute interview, Dan said four times that the resort itself has no problem with the postal service. Just a couple of residents had complaints, he said, but “they were legitimate.”

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Source: Tampa Bay Times

Original publication Mar. 13, 2018

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The infamous male nudist spot on the Hoe – where women were banned
It was no longer maintained after protests from women seeking equality

The Hoe is full of surprises. There are always nooks and crannies to discover.

On a hot, sunny day, it’s the perfect place to go for a sunbathe and a dip in the sea.

Centuries ago the headland – known as The Hoe – was used by Plymouth residents for walks, picnics and sunbathing and in 1588 it is famously claimed Sir Francis Drake played a game of bowls there while awaiting the arrival of the Spanish Armada.

As the years went by, more ‘formal’ walks and pretty gardens were created on the waterfront and the area was generally spruced up, though still heavily dominated by military personell.

The Lion's Den was a male bathing facility where men could go au naturelle
The Lion’s Den was a male bathing facility where men could go au naturelle Sarah Waddington

By 1859 features included the camera obscura, a navigation obelisk and a bathing house on the foreshore, Historic England says.

“In 1860 the practise of grazing The Hoe with sheep was discontinued, and the area became known as Hoe Park,” Historic England writes.

A drinking fountain followed, as well as a pier, Smeaton’s Tower, public monuments, a bandstand and the Belvedere – many of which are still there today. You can find out about how a lighthouse ended up on the Hoe here.

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Source: Plymouth Herald

Original publication 1 SEP 2019

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Why French Families Go Massively For Naturism

Ever since the beginning of naturism, France has been the number one country in the world where people like to drop their clothes. Today it’s not different. Nowhere else can you find such a huge amount of naturist places like in France. For many years, a common misunderstanding was that all the French just loved spending their time in the nude. They did not. Even though their country provided so many facilities for naturists, the large majority of the naturists enjoying those facilities were foreigners.

Today, things have changed a lot. During our nude road trip through France we were not only surprised by the huge amount of French naturists, but also by who they are. Lots of the French visitors we met at naturist campings around France were young couples and young families. What made this sudden change happen? Luckily we were in the right place, surrounded by the right people, to figure this out.

Naturists around the world have heard about Cap d’Agde and definitely in France it’s an established name. Most of all, the place is known because of the obscure stuff that’s going on. It’s largely a marketing thing. While naturist resorts around France kept their doors shut for even the smallest camera, Cap d’Agde was the first to embrace the media. It’s a story that has been used a million times by now. A journalist wants to find out what naturism is all about and decides to drop her (most of the times it’s a woman) clothes at Cap d’Agde.

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Source: Naked Wanderings

Original publication August 29, 2019

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‘Dressed when practical, nude when possible’: Naturist camp celebrates 30 years
No shirt, no shoes, no problem.

That’s the mantra at the Sunward Naturist Park, located on a 500-acre property near Calabogie.

The camp is complete with 35 trailer sites, a farmhouse, an island, several boats, a sauna, a volleyball area and fire pits. It’s a rocky but picturesque campground with rolling hills, pine trees and a deep body of water called Jamieson Lake.

The place seems like any of the other hundreds of campgrounds in eastern Ontario.

Except for the nudity.

This summer marked the Sunward Naturist Park’s 30-year anniversary of nude swims, volleyball games, cheese and wine parties and movie nights. And for the roughly 50 members who routinely visit, the camp is a place where the definition of “normal” outdoor recreation is redefined.

“Naturism, nudism, it’s one of those things where if I need to explain it to you, then you don’t get it,” said Tony Milne, the 72-year-old co-owner. “It’s a feeling that you have that you don’t want to wear clothes, you want to be out in the woods, in the sun, in the air, in the water and not wear any clothes.”

Milne is aware of the criticism nudism receives, most of it connected to the assumption that the lifestyle is a sexual ideology, but he said this is an unfair misconception.

“To a lot of people, being nude means you’re going to have sex. … It doesn’t really have to go together,” he said. “If you’ve ever had sex with your clothes still on, you’ll understand.”

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Source: Ottawa Citizen

Original publication September 3, 2019

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A Very German Idea of Freedom: Nude Ping-Pong, Nude Sledding, Nude Just About Anything

The first time Michael Adamski saw his mother-in-law naked it was awkward.

But it wasn’t as awkward as seeing his boss naked.

Mr. Adamski, a police officer in Berlin who investigates organized crime, first started going to a nudist camp at a lake outside Berlin after he met his wife, whose family owned a cabin there.

One weekend, when he had just about gotten used to stripping in front of his in-laws, he bumped into the highest-ranking colonel in his precinct — who promptly challenged him to a game of table tennis.

Nudists at a lake in Germany
Nudists at a lake in Germany CreditCreditLena Mucha for The New York Times

They have been on first-name terms ever since.

“Once you’ve played Ping-Pong with someone naked, you can’t call them ‘colonel’ anymore,” Mr. Adamski said as he prepared to join a triathlon where the swimming and running portions of the race were naked. “Nudity is a great leveler.”

Germans love to get naked. They have been getting naked in public for over a hundred years, when early naturists rebelled against the grime of industrialization and then the mass slaughter of World War I.

“Free body culture” — basically bathing the whole body in water and sunlight while preferably also doing some exercise — became the battle cry for a healthy, harmonious lifestyle and an antidote to a destructive modernity.

Mr. Adamski’s camp, founded in 1921, was the first licensed nudist club on a lakeside in the country. Nearly 100 years later, entire stretches of German waterfronts are designated as nudist beaches. There is a nudist hiking trail. There are sporting events from nude yoga to nude sledding. German saunas are mixed and naked. People regularly take their clothes off on television, too.

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Source: New York Times

Original publication Aug. 31, 2019

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World Naturism Day – Nudist Record, July 7, 2019

On Sunday, July 7, 2019, World Naturism Day was celebrated, set by the International Naturist Federation (FNI), and from the Catalan Club Association of Naturism the First Nudist Record was organized in 24 beaches of nudist tradition in Catalonia. The proposal was to make a day of promotion of nudism in the beaches of nudist tradition, to claim it, to demand more respect towards nudists, and to remember the resolution of the Catalan Ombudsman on nudism that asks the municipalities to ensure that nudism can be done in all the coastal municipalities and that indicate the beaches of nudist tradition.

In most of the beaches where the first nudist record was organized, it worked very well, with very good acceptance from the users and with a very good participation. Only on some beaches there were few participants, or the chain could not be made. In the vast majority chains of tens or more than a hundred naked people were made.
The result was that 1,932 people gathered among the different beaches, who had previously been handed a commemorative bracelet and had explained the proposal. In addition, as expected, a count was made of the total number of nudists in each beach that was more than 6000, a fairly important fact.

On some beaches a shared vermouth was also made and commemorative reusable cups of this day were distributed to sensitize against single-use plastic. For this reason the label was used in the networks: #NusxPlaneta

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Source: Spanish Naturism Federation

Original publication August 29, 2019

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The naked truth: At Conn. nudist resort, ‘You can’t hide behind fancy clothes. You have to be yourself here’
Dozens of brightly colored floats bobbed in the pond. There were noodles and air mattresses, blow-up fish and alligators, boogie boards and floating chairs. Children laughed and adults waved to friends drifting by. It could have been a scene out of any summer camp vacation, except for one thing: Everyone was naked.

“Floatopia” was one of several weekend events at Solair Recreation League, a family-friendly, member-owned nude recreation resort and campground set on 360 secluded acres in northeastern Connecticut. Solair is an affiliate of AANR, the American Association for Nude Recreation, which defines its mission as “to advocate nudity and nude recreation in appropriate settings while educating and informing society of their value and enjoyment.”

While most campers opt for total nudity throughout the property, nudity is only required in the pool and the pond
While most campers opt for total nudity throughout the property, nudity is only required in the pool and the pond SOLAIR RECREATION LEAGUE

I visited Solair on a sunny Saturday in the company of Nancy Greenhouse, a summer resident who volunteers as the resort’s marketing director. At first, it was hard to know where to look. But not long after I entered the property (having passed a sex- and criminal-offender background check), I found myself less focused on nude bodies and more focused on the heartfelt welcome I received from everyone I met.

Many of Solair’s summer residents are reverse snowbirds, who lease sites — small lots with cottages, manufactured homes, or RVs. There are also some 50 rental properties, including tent sites. Most residents navigate the property in golf carts. Along with the beach, the resort has a solar-heated pool, clubhouse with hot tub and unisex showers, open-air pavilion for arts and crafts and dances, and several miles of hiking trails. Among the large assortment of activities are pickleball, volleyball, meditation, yoga, horseshoes, bocce, shuffleboard, arts and crafts, kayaking, and paddleboards. The Naked Turtle Café recently opened under new management; David and Kim Brotzman, former chef-owners of the Main Street Grille in Putnam, are aiming to upgrade the resort’s food profile, with options like coconut mahi mahi and homemade clam chowder.

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Source: Boston Globe

Original publication August 27, 2019

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7 nudist beaches just a short drive from Somerset
Time to change into your birthday suit

Unfortunately for local naturists, Somerset is somewhat lacking in nudist beaches.

However, for those who enjoy total freedom on the coast, there are several options a short drive from the county.

The law is slightly patchy surrounding nudist beaches, according to The Beach Guide, but as long as one does not ‘harass, alarm or distress’ others, then it is perfectly legal.

There are several nudist beaches just a short drive from Somerset
There are several nudist beaches just a short drive from Somerset Getty

As we reach the end of summer, this could be the last opportunity for nudists to make the most of the sunny weather.

Here are seven nudist-friendly beaches just a short drive from Somerset.

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Source: SomersetLive

Original publication 24 AUG 2019

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Woman’s shock as cheeky man strips NAKED at popular Devon beauty spot
The encounter has divided locals: Some think it was a harmless display of flesh – others want him REPORTED

A dog walker got an eyeful at a Dartmoor beauty spot – after coming across a cheeky rambler wearing nought but his trainers.

The stark-naked shocker happened this afternoon (August 22) on a well trodden path leading to Double Waters at Yelverton.

The woman said she even “exchanged pleasantries about the weather” with the nude man “and carried on our way.”

A stark naked man spotted walking along a popular trail near Tavistock
A stark naked man spotted walking along a popular trail near Tavistock

She even bumped into the man on the way back.

Thankfully, and possibly down to cooling temperatures, he’d wrapped a scarf around his privates to spare any further blushes.

The woman shared her bizarre encounter on social media.

When urged to report the man for his nude rambling, the woman replied: “What am I going to say? A naked man with dark hair, 40ish and a medium c*ck? Ha!”

Despite other users finding the incident offensive, others found the funny side.

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Source: DevonLife

Original publication 22 AUG 2019

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This is why it’s not illegal to ramble naked in Doncaster after cyclist’s encounter with nude walker
Going for a naked ramble in Doncaster is totally legal it has been revealed, after a shocked cyclist spotted a nude man walking near the M18.

Cyclist Bob Allan spotted the starkers male walker while out on his bike between Rossington and Bessacarr.

But a spokesman for British Naturism has said that nude hiking is perfectly legal and not in breach of any laws.

She said: “Naked hiking in the UK is totally lawful.

It is perfectly legal to go for a naked ramble in Doncaster.
It is perfectly legal to go for a naked ramble in Doncaster.

“There are millions of naturists in the UK and abroad who enjoy a naked walk on a warm day. They harm no one – no not even children – and are not breaking any laws.”

Recounting the incident, Bob said: “I came round a corner and nearly ran into this guy who was starkers, in just his shoes, walking along, rucksack on his back and shorts in his hand.”

Bob, a keen member of Doncaster Rovers’ Fit Rovers project said: “I scared the c*** out of him.

“He covered his modesty with his shorts.

‘A bit cold for that isn’t it?, was all I could muster and got out of there as quick as I could. Only in Doncaster!”

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Source: The Star

Original publication 22 August, 2019

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When it rains, clothes aren’t always the smartest thing

Rain. We all know it.

This is no exactly what happened to me a few days ago (unfortunately), but I made the best of the weather anyway.

Naked in the rain

It’s been hot and dry here for a long, long time. Finally, the rains have come. That’s good, because crops and lawns don’t do well on just sunshine. (If you know better, please explain how that works.)

The long, dry period however made that the water drains on the outside gallery of my apartment (I live on the fourth floor, which for Americans is the fifth floor) got clogged with tiny bits of leaves, dirt and other stuff. Which means that water falling from the sky can’t leave.

Now having the whole gallery (where the people walk to get to their front doors) flooded isn’t the greatest thing when the water decides to come inside for a visit. I am sure you can relate to that. No one else on this floor (four homes in total) had the bright idea to look at the drains when it started raining. And it rained hard.

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Source: Zjuzdme

Original publication August 21, 2019

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Nudism: Less stress and more self-esteem
Less stress and more self-esteem, that’s what nudism offers, according to its dedicated followers. A whole philosophy of life, where the canons of beauty imposed by fashion and that helps, and much, to the self-acceptance of our own body lose validity

“Nudism is a philosophy, a mentality, one is always a nudist, practice it or not, because it is a way of thinking of the person about the human body. I think that everyone is a nudist since birth and then society imposes clothes on us and makes us think that there is something wrong in the body, but later some of us realize that this imposition is very negative and we overcome the barriers that we they have instilled into our anatomy. ”

Who speaks like this is Ismael Rodrigo, a graduate in Chemistry, a member of the board of the International Foundation for Human Rights and for 15 years president of the Spanish Federation of Naturism (FEN).

Born in 1963, he personally embraced this “philosophy” in ’98, but he does not “idealize” the movement of nudists or his followers, although he does consider that it adds something positive to people, makes them more communicative, allows them greater acceptance of the body:

“That is clear, we are people who have overcome a social scourge that is much more negative than people think. People do not realize how negative the compulsive use of the attire is when it is not necessary, because at many times it is, and it is also useful ”.

Clothing focuses on sexuality, and nudism causes the opposite: “normalizing nakedness reduces the sex market,” he defends.

It also considers that the most affected by the manipulation that is done around this issue are women, because they are required to have “the perfect nude, only at the right time, only for the satisfaction of man. … ”

For the president of the FEN , nudism has a lot to do with health, health is something integral and above all something psychological “and human beings are not healthy when we cannot see our body in a normal way … It is absurd to hide the human body in education and tell children from small that they dress and make the connection of the nude with something dirty. It is disastrous how these issues are treated… ”

As an example to follow, he refers to Norway, where in recent years since government institutions have proposed the recovery of naturism in a country, however, where they have always been “very normal against the naked, when they sunbathe, they they bathe, they are in the sauna… ”

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Source: EFE Salud

Original publication 23.02.2017

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No clothes? No problem for visitors at ‘naturist’ camp in Croatia

As an early pioneer of nudism, Croatia’s idyllic Adriatic coast has a long and storied history of people stripping down to swim and commune with their surroundings in the naturist tradition. But as the once wildly popular trend struggles to attract new followers, devotees are grappling with how to harness Croatia’s booming tourism industry to revive the glory days.

“For me, naturism is freedom,” says Dusan Salomon, a Slovenian who has been visiting Croatia’s largest naturist camp with his wife for nearly 50 years.

A tourist enters the water at the Kanegra naturist campsite, near Umag, in northern Croatia
A tourist enters the water at the Kanegra naturist campsite, near Umag, in northern Croatia

The 65-year-old man, who lives in Germany, also jokes that it is a frugal style of vacationing since they save money on swimsuits.

“Everyone feels more free (here), one is what one is,” adds his wife Katarina, sitting in the shade next to their trailer.

The couple consider themselves lucky to have a daughter and 20-year-old grandson who also join them for summers at Koversada, the sprawling naturist complex based around an islet off Croatia’s northwestern Istria peninsula.

By and large, the camp clientele is aged over 40.

“For younger generations, naturism is simply not sufficiently attractive, as it was to their parents,” says Nenad Skuflic, camping manager of Adris Group, which runs Koversada.

At the camp, whose pine forested grounds spread out over some 100ha, guests are generally naked as they stroll around, play sports or ride bicycles outdoors.

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Source: Star2

Original publication AUGUST 20, 2019

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Why are there no more women in nudism? What can we do about it?

Consider the following scene that could take place in a nudist environment:

A young, beautiful, completely naked woman approaches the edge of a pool. Which Swan gracefully makes an immersion in the crystalline water, penetrating the surface with just a splash. His agile body moves elegantly beneath the surface. Water flows freely around the curves of your bare skin while swimming to the other end. The girl comes up again on the shallow side, where she stands and walks to the edge of the pool. Goosebumps cover your body. Water drops fall from the tips of her hard nipples. The warm sunlight shines your bare and moist skin. She smiles and looks at a young man, also naked, standing near the edge. “The water is sensational,” he says. “Do you join me?”

The only winning move is not to play
The only winning move is not to play

This could easily be the opening scene of a porn movie. Most people would watch that scene and assume that she wanted to have sex, and was inviting that young man to have sex with her. Most young men would assume that that is what it was and would react accordingly.

But, and in a nudist club or holiday center? None of those assumptions would be made, among other things because none of those assumptions is true. That young woman was not thinking about anything sexual when she dived into the pool, and was not inviting the young man to anything sexual when he invited him in. It does not occur to him that the young man may think that he is trying to have sex with him, no matter how much she knows she is attractive and is completely naked. And, in fact, the young man doesn’t think anything about it. He would probably go into the pool with her to cool off, have a friendly conversation, and nothing else.

In a nudist environment, your nakedness is not seen as an invitation to be looked, to be eaten with your eyes, or to be touched. She is not naked for the sexual benefit of the young man in question. She is naked because she wants to be naked, for herself and for no one else. And having made the decision to be naked, they will treat her the same as if she were fully dressed. Anyone who finds her in a nudist place will not make assumptions about her sexual availability just because of her nakedness.

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Source: Spanish Naturism Federation

Original publication August 18, 2019

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Henleaze Lake: Nude swimming, high diving and romance remembered
The history of a wild swimming club, hidden in the heart of Bristol’s suburbia, has been published to mark its 100th year.

Henleaze Swimming Club was set up in a flooded quarry in 1919 following a spate of drownings the year before.

Alumni include actor David Prowse who played Darth Vader in Star Wars.

“It’s surprising how many people who’ve lived in Bristol all their lives don’t know about it,” said Janet Cocks, 87, whose parents were founder members.

Janet Cocks still swims at the lake more than 80 years after first going there
Janet Cocks still swims at the lake more than 80 years after first going there JANET COCKS

Photographs of Mrs Cocks as a child and today feature in the new book The Lake by Susie Parr.

Mrs Parr joined the club in the 1980s when it was keen for new members. Today the waiting list to join is three years long, adding to its exclusivity.

Mrs Parr is one of a group of about 200 members who enjoy swimming in the lake in winter.

“It’s not everybody’s cup of tea and yes it’s a shock when you get in but when you get out you feel fantastic,” she said.

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Source: BBC

Original publication 17 August 2019

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I Walk Around Naked as Much as Possible
I used to hide my body under towels, bathing suits, and oversize sweatshirts. Now I prefer not to cover it with anything at all.

My skin is happiest when there is no fabric trying to bunch into its crevices. Deciding what to wear is a nuisance, and if I’m bloated, everything looks strained. If I have to pee quickly, it’s pleasant not having to unclasp, unbutton, or untangle. Sex is easiest without clothes.

I love being naked.

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Luckily, I live on an acre of land and can walk to pretty much any part of the property without my white hiney and drained, breastfeeding boobs being spotted by human eyes (the squirrels can’t get enough). An unexpected delivery truck did once pull up the driveway when I was taking out the trash, my body unadorned with clothing — it was awkward.

I have no desire to join a nudist colony — I wouldn’t know where to look when talking to someone. But I do wish clothing never became a “thing.” At least in Southern California, where it is usually warm enough to make clothing optional. If we never became accustomed to wearing clothes, it wouldn’t be rude to stare at someone’s different-colored nipples during a debate about the weather.

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Source: Cosmopolitan

Original publication NOV 3, 2015

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NAKED THEFT Barcelona now so ravaged by tourist muggings that cops are giving out robbery ‘survival kits’ to victims on the beach
BARCELONA has become so besieged by tourist thefts that police are handing out survival kits to beachgoers who have their clothes pinched while taking a dip in the sea.

The initiative is particularly appreciated by nudists visiting the beaches of Sant Sebastia or Mar Bella, according to reports.

The Urban Guard of Barcelona is looking after victims of theft by giving them bags containing four practical items – flip flops, a T-shirt provided by Barcelona City Council, trousers and a one-way Barcelona Metro ticket.

El Pais reports that the “theft kit” is especially designed for holidaymakers returning to their belongings on the beach after a swim, only to find their gear has been swiped.

Cops in Barcelona have special kits to hand out to holidaymakers targeted by criminals on the beaches
Cops in Barcelona have special kits to hand out to holidaymakers targeted by criminals on the beaches GUÀRDIA URBANA

Since the holiday season began, cops have handed out 174 kits between May 27 and August 21.

This is a rise from three years ago, when 120 were provided from May to September.

The jump echoes a rise in reported crime in the resort location, with deputy mayor Albert Batlle saying there’s a “security crisis”, including at its crowded beaches.

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Source: The Sun

Original publication 26 Aug 2019

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We spent a day in Sandy Hook at NJ’s only nude beach. Here’s what to expect if you go

“Nude bathers may be present on beach” warned a sign near the packed parking area of Gunnison beach — a strip of sand and sea in the Gateway National Recreation Area separated from other Sandy Hook beach-loungers by grassy dunes.

The presence of nude bathers is the only reason my friend and I drove an hour and 15 minutes to Gunnison beach — the only legal, clothing-optional beach in New Jersey, a destination for naturists (another word for nudists) along the Northeast coast.

A sign in the parking lot warns people that nude bathers will most likely be seen on the beach.
A sign in the parking lot warns people that nude bathers will most likely be seen on the beach. Rebecca King

An impressive mini-plaza with outdoor showers, bathrooms and two food trucks welcomed us. Those trekking in were still clothed, lugging beach chairs and towels.

As the dunes gave way to the shoreline, everything looked like a typical beach. But soon, flesh-toned forms came into focus. Some were as naked as the day they were born. Some were wearing bottoms, no tops; some tops, no bottoms. Very few were completely covered by bathing suits.

The crowd was as diverse as the colorful umbrellas that poked out of the sand — folks of all ages, skin tones, shapes and sizes were sleeping, swimming, playing volleyball.

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Source: North Jersey Record

Original publication Aug 13, 2019

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