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The wish of South African nudists to bare it all on a 250m stretch of beach near the Mpenjati Nature Reserve, on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast, will go ungranted for another festive season.
More than two years since the public protector set aside the Ray Nkonyeni municipality’s decision to allow nudity in the area, the South African National Naturist Association (Sanna) is still working on a plan to petition the national government to amend the Sexual Offences Act to allow for legal nudist beaches.
The association’s chairperson Christo Bothma told TimesLIVE that he plans to meet lawyers in the new year to prepare the petition.
Although Bothma made the same statement a year ago, he remained confident that 2020 will bring nudists closer to achieving their goals.
“The idea is not scrapped and we are not giving up. We are working on a representation to see if we can amend the act to allow nude people on public beaches and places. This will force municipalities to amend their bylaws and we will then reapply for Mpenjati to be a legal naturist beach,” said Bothma.
At the first public hearing into the proposed nudist beach, at Trafalgar in 2014, residents were divided, with some opposed to “drooping boobs and buttocks” on their beach, while others wanted to strip down without fear of getting in trouble with the law.
In a 2017 report that voided the municipality’s permission for a legal nudist beach on technical grounds, the public protector pointed out there was no wording in the act that suggested criminalising nudity in a designated and access-controlled nudist beach.
Twenty-year-old Effie Krokos was playing Frisbee with her fiancé in her front yard on a warm September day when she decided to take off her shirt. Someone called police to complain, an officer showed up and wrote a summons.
“I knew my rights, I told the officer I knew my rights — this is a topless state,” Krokos said. “It was a hot day, I didn’t think I was doing anything wrong.”
After receiving the citation Krokos filed a formal complaint with the city. She also found an attorney.
“In February, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decided a case called ‘Free the Nipple vs. the City of Ft. Collins,’ ” said civil rights attorney David Lane, who represents Krokos. “The Court essentially held that, based upon the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution, anywhere it’s legal for a man to appear in public topless, it’s legal for a woman to do the same.”
Krokos said the officer who wrote the citation told her that going topless was only allowed in Fort Collins. “I knew that wasn’t right,” she said.
A pre-Christmas “family-friendly” nudist event at an Auckland beach was “safe, social and accepting”, according to a participant – the only party pooper being a Department of Conservation park ranger, who was less impressed with the naturist party.
The event was held at Pohutukawa Bay, just north of Long Bay on Auckland’s North Shore.
Although there are no official nude beaches in New Zealand, the bay is typically described as a popular spot for naked beachgoers.
“The event was very enjoyable… no [one] was judging anyone based on what they were wearing or whether they were in shape or not… it’s a safe, social and accepting atmosphere,” naturist and event participant Josh Klaver told Newshub.
However, one Department of Conservation (DoC) park ranger was not so accepting.
“The only disruption was a DoC park ranger who asked some of us to cover up because we were within sight of the nearby walking track,” Klaver said.
“We continued as we were and didn’t hear from her again. She was polite, although lacking a little common sense. The walking track only goes to Pohutukawa Bay or the full Okura bushwalk, and it’s quite common to see naturists from the track.”
Klaver claimed the nudist gathering, which was marketed as a family-friendly outing, was “safe and enjoyable” for children and a number of families attended earlier in the day.
It’s that time of year again when the mercury soars and a quick dip beckons.
But who wants to wrestle with soggy swimmers? There’s nothing that will make you feel further from the office or worksite this holiday season than tossing aside your clothes – yes, all of them – and plunging into the waters of the Sapphire Coast au naturel.
And if you’d like to make it a legal skinny dip, Armands Beach near Bermagui should be on your list. It was declared legally clothes-optional by Bega Valley Shire Council in November 1993 and is frequented by a posse of locals known as the Armands Beach Leisure Group. The group runs annual events which are open to all.
“It is a clothing-optional beach,” emphasises Dave Bulman, a member of the beach leisure group and frequent visitor to Armands Beach, “so people can wear whatever they are comfortable in”.
The beach was named after Armand Lemmeric, a Frenchman who owned a farm behind Armands Beach and regularly swam nude there.
According to Dave, in the 1930s the beach was known for its nude cricket matches.
Dave says that after growing up “very shy and self-conscious”, he now lives nude as much as he can and feels comfortable in his own skin.
In Cornwall we really are blessed with some of the country’s finest coastline and it’s most beautiful beaches. There are literally hundreds to choose from. We have prehistoric beaches, beaches with shipwrecks, lots of shipwrecks. Beaches with smugglers, beaches with treasure and romantic rock carvings. There are so many fascinating stories. But one such beach in Cornwall not only has some fascinating history attached, it is also a must for an entirely different reason.
At low tide Cornwall’s longest beach stretches for 3 fabulous miles between Hayle and Godrevy Head.
Known as Gwithian Towans Beach, or at the other end Godrevy Beach, this magnificent stretch of golden sand really is one of Cornwall’s finest.
It’s position on the dramatic north coast means that the Atlantic swell and prevailing winds makes this both a surfer’s paradise and a great place for kitesurfers and windsurfers alike.
But with 3 miles of sand to choose from there is plenty of room for everyone. And plenty of opportunity for swimmers and the bucket and spade brigade too!
Dolcoed is owned and run by Jo and Mike Eveleigh. Jo is good at numbers and sums and all the business stuff, bookings and customer service, oh, and talking (a lot!) she also has a keen eye for interior design. Mike is good at everything else, looking after the built environment and especially the natural surroundings, he’s also good at doing as Jo says!
Dolcoed caters for all visitors, especially families. It is a naturist site – we hope all our visitors will feel free to be undressed or dressed, in their own company or with friends, social or alone, the choice is yours! The atmosphere at Dolcoed is one of understatement, it’s not a ‘party’ site, rather, it’s one of congenial peacefulness. We hope that you just feel relaxed in the stunning surroundings.
Dolcoed caravans and camping
Dolcoed caravans and camping
Dolcoed caravans and camping
Dolcoed caravans and camping
Dolcoed has 15 defined gravel, level touring caravan pitches, each with a metered electric hook-up. The site has its own access road with a large wooden gate at the entrance. In addition, we have camping pitches available with or without electric hook-ups. Dolcoed has a beautifully situated static caravan “Peters View” overlooking the Teifi Valley, it’s available to let all year round, we always try to ensure in the colder months that it’s warm and welcoming when you arrive.
Looking at the facilities, Dolcoed has 15 defined gravel, level touring caravan pitches, each with a metered electric hook-up. The site has its own access road with a large wooden gate at the entrance.
In addition, we have camping pitches available without electric hook-ups. There is also a beautiful static caravan called “Peters View” named aptly after the previous owner who was known to wander unclothed around the site.
The accommodation is available all year round, we always try ensure in the colder months that it is warm and welcoming when you arrive.
Well, yesterday’s post caused a shift in reader response, both here and on other Social Media platforms. Generally, the response was very positive. One response, however, was challenging. It happens when an idea challenges one’s belief system. Why do we so readily dismiss other ideas? Still, that response had me think hard about body acceptance. Just what does that mean – body acceptance?
From a naturist point of view, it appears to mean that we are uncritical of the appearance of others in their naked state. We see a person who is without clothing and are non-judgmental about that person’s physical state. It sounds simple. However, since we all come programmed [psychologically] with a host of complexes and triggers, it really isn’t simple at all. No one is walking around the planet complex free, as much as one wants to think they are. If you fall in love, a complex is involved. If you respond with any emotional heat, a complex is involved. Of course, the more conscious one is about their complexes, the more one is tolerant and compassionate about the complexity of others.
I am not as young as I once was – an understatement that often gives me a chuckle. I like being my age, for the most part. At one point in my life, I was thirty or so pounds lighter. I was skinny. I would run marathons. And, I was unaware of my complexes. Though I was a decent competitive runner, I was never good enough in my own eyes. In time, my body protested hard enough to bring excessive running to an end. I didn’t run for physical fitness or to maintain a certain body weight. I didn’t know why I ran. I just had to run and keep running. As I became more aware of my complexes, the need to run lessened. Now I walk for enjoyment, usually; sometimes because I get caught in an old complex and push the pace and the distance. Regardless, my body has paid the price for what I did and what I didn’t do to consciously care for it. Nowadays, I listen to my body better. I see my body more honestly. And, I do what I can for my body. After all, there is no replacement model which I can purchase.
Too many see body acceptance as a passive act, especially with regards to themselves. Look in the mirror and accept what you see there. All is good. Well, that is debatable. Is it “all good”? Does your body give you hints about needing to be treated better? We all know the answer to that question. However, most of us don’t have the will of the fortitude to make the changes our bodies are asking of us. It’s easier to see in others and make judgements about them and how they treat their bodies.
‘I’m worried I might get an erection…’ As a naked yoga instructor and someone who speaks publicly about normalising non-sexual nudity and a nudist-friendly lifestyle…this is one of the most common concerns males express to me when it comes to considering social nudity. Generally speaking, erections is a topic that I feel is not touched on anywhere near enough…even within the nudist community. It is a topic that I feel deserves a whole lot more understanding and a lot less shame…especially when it comes to social nudity. A topic that I feel is just as important for us women to understand as it is for men. From the physiology of erections all the way through to erection etiquette, I am here today to open up the discussion and speak candidly on a topic that has been a long time coming and is in dire need of clarification and resolution.
Whilst many males express their keen interest to participate in non-sexual social nudity and embody a more body positive and nudist-friendly lifestyle, unfortunately fear of getting an erection is also one of the biggest deterrents that hinders many males from actually getting involved in the first place.
To be honest, when it comes to social nudity, it (erection) doesn’t happen anywhere near as much as you might think as an outsider looking in. Some males I have spoken to have expressed that whilst, yes, this was an initial concern for them, once they stripped down and settled in, they discovered that it wasn’t an issue. When it comes to social nudity…experiencing an erection is something that may or may not happen…and, if it does happen to you, the most important thing is the way in which you approach and handle the situation.
To clarify with absolute resolution…an erection, in and of itself, is not something that needs to be shamed, feared and judged…yes, even when it comes to non-sexual social nudity.
There is so much misperception, misunderstanding and stigma around erections. All this stigma and taboo comes down to a lack of awareness, conversation and education on the topic. With little to no conversation on the subject, we’re left with presumptuous judgements that have us confused and disillusioned about the topic.
Northampton Sun Group (NSG) has been meeting for skinnydips in Northampton on Sunday evenings since 1982. The doors open at 5:15pm and close at 6:00pm. The evenings start at 5.30pm and finish at 8.00pm. The mid-evening refreshment break gives members and visitors the opportunity to chat and socialise with each other, we often close the break with a few jokes.
We hold skinny dips every week (except Bank Holiday weekends and the summer holidays) at The Mounts Baths – Trilogy Health and Fitness, Northampton for swimming and the use of the venue’s Swedish Sauna & Steam Room, we also have the use of three Turkish Hot Rooms to relax in and a lounge area for refreshments plus a table tennis table. It’s the ultimate skinny dipping experience and a great way to finish the weekend!
Northampton Sun Group is affiliated to British Naturism, which is the UK’s internationally recognised organisation for Naturism in the UK.
New Visitors are always welcome, just turn up.
If you are an individual or a couple and are interested in coming to one of our ‘skinny dip’ evenings or joining NSG just go to our Membership and Contact pages, there you will find all the information you need. If you are new to Skinny Dipping you are welcome to wear your swimming costume on your first visit.
I once again find myself writing here, wondering at the same time, why do I do this? Why do I write a blog post, especially on a site that is really not one that has a significant readership? Why do I place photos of myself in these posts? Obviously, it can’t be mostly about being an exhibitionist, though there is a bit of that in every blog post written by most people regardless of whether they are naturists, nudists, or folk that find comfort and safety in their clothing. With an average of about 12 visitors each day over the past two weeks, it is also, obviously, not about feeding my fan base. Okay, I’ll admit that the past two weeks have been an anomaly when it comes to my visitor count – December has its other demands from us. But the point remains, writing here does not seem to be about “others.” I guess that means that whatever is prompting me to keep writing on the blog site is about “self” – me, moi.
This photo, for example, is one taken this morning for me. The unedited version was placed in my personal journal which I maintain with more effort than I do this blog site. The photo was taken because of my attempt to be transparent with myself. It serves as a record of my physical state while the words serve as a record of my psychological state of being. The journal can’t really be called a diary as it doesn’t record much of what happened in my world. Now, I assume that simply knowing that I keep such a journal, one would wonder what the purpose of using some of my journal photos in this blog site is all about.
I took this photo because I had just trimmed off most of my body hair, something I will do again in two weeks time before we fly off to Ecuador. The photo then becomes a record; that’s it, an objective record of my physical self for December 19th, 2019. After writing my journal entry, I wondered about this whole thing regarding body hair and naturism. I’m seventy years old and no one cares if I have body hair or not. In the world of social naturism, especially in the online version of that collective, body hair sparks a never-ending debate. It seems absurd when you thing about it, especially when the body hair on one’s head is rarely questioned.