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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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Nadia Sawalha praised for defiant nude snaps as she goes skinny dipping on family holiday

Nadia Sawalha has been praised after she went skinny dipping in a defiant show against low body self-esteem while on holiday in Greece this week.

The Loose Women presenter jumped into the pool nude and couldn’t believe she’d made the plunge as she shared snaps to Instagram.

Holding her boobs in the blue water, the 54-year-old appeared to be completely naked – either that or wearing a pair of nude briefs in the pool.

But it was the message of her dip that has inspired many.

Nadia had a cheeky skinny dip over the weekend
Nadia had a cheeky skinny dip over the weekend @nadiasawalhaandfamily

‘Whole next level in body confidence for me!!! I can’t believe it but I only swam flaming naked in the flaming pool today !!! This has never happened!! #liberating,’ she wrote over the weekend.

‘Poor @mark_adderley‘s eyes nearly popped out of his head!! He literally squeaked ‘your naked ‘ [sic]😂😂😂 and then took these snaps! God it felt good to swim totally free!!

‘I’m not going to lie I would love to say I leapt out and pranced around the pool but in truth I nearly drowned trying to get my bikini back on IN the pool!! Not quite ready to haul myself up the steps in my birthday suit!!! Maybe next year eh girls!!’

She continued: ‘God why oh why are us Brits so hung up about nudity?! It’s been the bane of my life!

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Source: Metro

Original publication 16 Sep 2019

Posted on NatCorn 3 weeks ago

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Why I am a nudist

Even as I am sitting here, tapping away at my keyboard, I am not wearing any clothes, because naked is my default, how I feel most true to myself, and if I could move to Ilmarinen, to never have to see another pair of underwear, you can be certain I’d be packing my rather light baggage to go there. Now, if you’re not one of my regular readers, you may be thinking, WTF? This guy’s pervy. Normal people wear clothes!

In ideal climates, clothing never developed.
In ideal climates, clothing never developed.

I have spent a lot of time discussing the social benefits of nudism, why body taboos are unethical, why censoring nudity is harmful, and why this would be a better world without shame. But throughout these legal and moral arguments, I feel the true message of nudism has gotten lost. Sure, we should have the freedom to live without clothes, but what sick person would want to? The reasons I choose to be a nudist is something I feel I have failed to adequately express, but the simple answer is: it feels good and it feels right.

Coming to this realization is like discovering some great truth, tantamount to a religious experience, a form of Buddhist-like enlightenment. As a nudist, I feel that I have been made privy to a secret about the human species that most people are not aware of, or cannot understand.

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Source: the Writer’s Disease

Original publication September 9, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 3 weeks ago

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Reasons to be a naturist

Our country is much more backward than most western civilization in Its negative attitude towards the human body. While MOST of Europe is comfortable with the concept of nudist recreation on beaches and spas, here, conservative political groups aim to criminalize even the MOST innocent exposure of the human body. Often These groups get support by implying that they defend “family values” or “Christian morals.”

These groups grow while in political power, only a small Gust observed portion of our population. Participation in nudist recreation is also growing. More and more people are discovering the pleasures of nudism with their families in the spas and beaches of neighboring countries.

More than ever, naturists need good arguments to defend the lifestyle They chose against those who can not see beyond preconceptions and prejudices, their own. We need evidence and testimonials to encourage others to try naturism. For a long time I was saying phrases like these:

“The thoughts of naturism are consistent with the achievements of women’s rights.”

“A lot of people do not think famous of nudism as a bad thing.”

“There is nothing in the Bible that says it is bad to be naked.”

“Naturism real brings psychological benefits.”

“Not everyone thinks nudity that is as bad as you think.”

Those phrases I knew were true, but when they discussed me, I could not rely on concrete references. Thus was born this project. Here are all the arguments that support naturism, backed by scientific research and updated based on writings by leading thinkers in psychology, sociology, history, legislation, and philosophy. Here you can find reflections also related to issues such as: modesty, nudes in art, fashion history, women’s rights, the benefits of breastfeeding, and the psychology of dress.

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Source: FEN

Posted on NatCorn 3 weeks ago

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Alaska’s Swimsuit Scandal Unfairly Polices Young Girls’ Bodies
A high school swimmer was disqualified because officials were offended by how her swimming suit fit her fuller-figured body

In response to public outcry, the Alaska School Activities Association has reversed its decision. Read the update here.

Local uproar seeking to punish young female athletes — just for the way they look — is tearing my tight-knit swimming community apart.

A 17-year-old swimmer from Anchorage, Alaska, was disqualified from a race that she won on Friday [6 September 2019], because of what officials called a “uniform violation.” Though the teen wore a suit issued by her team at Dimond High School, in accordance with uniform regulations, and it matched the styles worn by her competitors, she was the only athlete who was disqualified. Why, you may ask? Because she was targeted for the way the suit fit her curvier, fuller-figured body.
The 17-year-old swimmer was disqualified because she was targeted for the way the suit fitted her curvier, fuller-figured body.
The incident, which is currently under investigation, comes after more than a year of tensions over the fit of suits worn by athletes at youth swim meets in the state of Alaska. As a swim coach at another school within the district that regularly competes with Dimond High, I’ve watched this scandal divide my swimming community. It has caused my own athletes to be needlessly self-conscious about the appearance of their bodies, which preoccupies them just as much, if not more, than the quality of their performances. What’s clear is that these girls’ bodies are being policed — not their uniforms.
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Source: Medium

Original publication September 8 2019

Posted on NatCorn 3 weeks ago

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Late Summer Nights with Naturist Friends
My Humble Attempt at Writing a How-To Guide

Following a busy summer of European Travel – a few weeks for business, then a few for vacation travel – it was pretty jarring to return home to the oppressively humid days of the northeastern USA where my administrative job awaited me with an insurmountable to-do list. The previous weeks had scarcely required me to bother with clothing at any time of the day as we found refuge at naturist resorts in the South of France and Catalonia. In that region, the summer air is warm and dry, sunny more often than not. At home, adorned in the requisite button-down shirt and dress shoes, each day vacillates between the sweltering heat of late August, countered by the abrasive gale force winds of office air conditioning systems. Regardless, in either situation, clothing seems a nuisance and a hindrance to regulating body temperature – all of which routinely landed on the family room floor the minute I walked through the door at the end of each day.

Late Summer Nights with Naturist Friends

Fortunately, we have cultivated a naturist friendly refuge in our home located a few miles beyond the suburbs of the northeast corridor, and time has worked on our side with the careful addition of fast-growing hedges and shrubs that has resulted in what I affectionately call my “naturist man cave.” While it seems that most man caves are found in windowless basements featuring an overstuffed couch, a widescreen TV, and a fridge full of beer, mine looks quite different. Imagine a screened porch, a deck extending to the hot tub, and even a fire pit for the late summer nights when the chill starts to set in. After years in the making, it’s been a long time since I’ve needed to worry about clothing in my back yard. While our neighbors on each side are rarely inclined to wander into our backyard unannounced, they are all aware that doing so may well result in the sighting of a middle-aged guy sitting buck-naked with a glass of wine, reading his kindle on the porch. It’s happened once or twice, and guess what? Nobody much cared.

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Source: The Meandering Naturist

Original publication September 9, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 3 weeks ago

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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

Posted on NatCorn 4 weeks ago

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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

Posted on NatCorn 4 weeks ago

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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.

Woodstock crowds
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

Posted on NatCorn 4 weeks ago

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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

Posted on NatCorn 4 weeks ago

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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

Posted on NatCorn 13th September 2019

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