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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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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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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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Naturist couple reveal how taking their clothes off helped them find contentment

A woman who has been in a wheelchair since 2010 said being naked in social settings has helped her feel good about her body for the first time in a decade.

Sixty-eight-year-old Joy Batley, from Wymondham, said she had always enjoyed the feeling of going without clothes, but had only felt confident enough to do so alone at home.

Following a period of illness in 2010, the former-nurse started using a wheelchair for mobility, and said the weight gain she experienced as a result had a big impact on her confidence.

Les Ford and Joy Batley regularly attend naturist events in Norfolk
Les Ford and Joy Batley regularly attend naturist events in Norfolk Les Ford

But in 2012, when she met Les Ford, 57, also from Wymondham, that began to change.

Mr Ford has been a naturist for more than 30 years, first experiencing the lifestyle in his 20s, when he visited Holkham beach, a well-known nudist spot in north Norfolk, while on holiday with his brother.

Since then he has been an active member of the Norfolk naturist community, regularly attending meet-ups at friends’ houses to play petanque and catch up over dinner.

Ms Batley said she was apprehensive when her partner first invited her to join him at an event, but went along out of curiosity.

She said: “As soon as I met the others I realised it wasn’t about how I looked. Nobody cares if you’re fat or thin, they care if you’re friendly. For the first time since I started using a wheelchair people talked to me, rather than addressing whoever I was with.”

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Source: Eastern Daily Press

Original publication 12 August 2019

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Nudist Mothers And Daughters Free From Body Issues.

Heaven. Outright Paradise. Those were the main words when recollecting my day at Rock Lodge nudist club that were satisfactory to portray my experience and all in a concise visit to this supernatural asylum.

“Pressing light?” my significant other kidded with me as I put my sarong, towel and cap in my canvas shoreline pack. Prominently missing a bathing suit, I grinned. I had needed to visit Rock Lodge all late spring – a nudist heaven – lovely lake, picturesque climbing trails, untamed life and nature in plenitude and the alternative to be completely garments free. I had offered to train a stripped yoga class at 11:30 am that day and after a couple of wrong turns on my experience there, I arrived in the nick of time for the class.

I was euphoria filled to see a wide scope of yogis in the class, as old as seventy and as youthful as seven, each praising their body and the soul of yoga sans garments. In my yoga practice up to this point, bare yoga had been about deliberately taking off garments and the personalities behind them and in this manner finding another, more profound layer of opportunity that isn’t commonly accessible in the hurried city of New York City living.

Nonetheless, presently I was looked with a gathering of individuals who previously had that layer of opportunity accessible. There was no stripping function. These amazing yogis were at that point in festivity of their body, adored yoga and wore whatever garments at Rock Lodge that felt suitable right now, including, regularly, nothing by any stretch of the imagination. Sitting, ruminating, Om-ing with this network, I thought – paradise is genuinely here on earth. This is what a world resembles when we are free of disgrace, blame and dread.

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Source: Nudist Blog

Original publication July 27, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 5th August 2019

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I Refuse To Make My Kids Ashamed Of Their Bodies So We’re A Naked House

He used to sit comfortably in the bouncy chair on the floor outside the tub every morning while I showered. I installed a clear shower curtain and would sing songs and play peekaboo and sometimes he would shake his rattle to entertain himself so that I could start each morning fresh and clean.

This became a tradition and as he got older he would get out of bed in his footed pyjamas, drag his blanket and just sit himself down on the carpet as soon as he heard the shower go on. Sometimes I would open the shower curtain and see his little sleepy face and I hadn’t even noticed he was there. Other times, he would pounce in ready to tell me about the random thoughts that were racing through his big toddler mind.

I was always naked and both of us were comfortable with this.

In fact, all these years later we are still comfortable with our nudity.

Our whole family seems to be comfortable with nudity.

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Source: CBC Parents

Original publication JUN 19, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 3rd August 2019

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Nudists complain that ‘perverts in the bushes’ are ruining their favourite Paris park
Every summer, Bois de Vincennes park in Paris is handed over to nudists but female naturists say ‘perverts in the bushes’ are spoiling their relaxation.

Police have been asked to increase patrols to deter Peeping Toms from the park

French nudists have complained that a Paris park where they are allowed to be naked is being spoiled by ‘perverts in the bushes’.

Women at Bois de Vincennes park, in the city’s east, say they are too afraid to use the space because of voyeurs pestering them.

Police have been asked to increase their patrols but complainants say that unless they catch someone red-handed, there is little they can do to stop the behaviour.

Nudists who are allowed to relax naked in Paris's Bois de Vincennes park every summer have complained their spot is being ruined by 'perverts in the bushes'
Nudists who are allowed to relax naked in Paris’s Bois de Vincennes park every summer have complained their spot is being ruined by ‘perverts in the bushes’

Every year between April and October, a section of Bois de Vincennes park is handed over to French naturists to enjoy in the nude.

While the scheme has largely been hailed as a success, others say it is not being policed properly.

One complainant, who gave his name only as Bernard, told Le Monde: ‘Voyeurs and exhibitionists come to annoy women.

‘Some masturbate in front of them – of course they are afraid.’

‘Sometimes, there is a police brigade that passes, but, unless they are caught red-handed, they cannot be punished.’

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Source: Daily Mail

Original publication 23 July 2019

Posted on NatCorn 25th July 2019

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Stop the Sexual Objectification!!

Yesterday, I posted a photo that a 21 year old girl sent in with the caption that it was her first skinny dip. And WOW, what a shit storm of comments that followed. There were the usual ones you unfortunately expect to see, the perverts, the sexually inclined, the trolls commenting horribly objectifying rubbish. A lot of these we simply delete, block and ignore.

But this time round, something worse happened. When a few others and I called out the bad behaviour from these basement dwelling keyboard warriors, we were met with a barrage of criticism from a number of men and women accusing us of being on a moral high horse. Their reasoning, “she posted it online, she’s asking for it and should expect these kinds of comments”. What. The. Hell. What’s worse, these comments were from both males and females with normal looking profiles. Not troll accounts. And I believe that they genuinely believe that these comments are justified.

So I jumped online and I did get on my moral high horse as I felt someone needed to and posted the following comment:

Just because there is a young, “attractive” body on this page, does not mean she’s putting herself out there to be objectified. She is not asking for it!

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Source: Get Naked Australia

Original publication 23 July 2019

Posted on NatCorn 24th July 2019

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As Facebook cracks down on hate speech, it’s also re-evaluating another policy: Nipples
In early June, 125 people protested in the nude outside the New York City headquarters of Facebook and Instagram. It worked.

The first time Savannah Spirit remembers Facebook censoring her work takes her back to 2011.

She was curating a show of erotic art in New York and posted a promotional image to Facebook. The social network promptly took it down, and she was prevented from posting anything else for 10 days.

While Facebook banned pornography early on, its efforts to restrict nudity extended to pictures of breastfeeding, a famous French painting of a nude woman and even a New Yorker cartoon.
While Facebook banned pornography early on, its efforts to restrict nudity extended to pictures of breastfeeding, a famous French painting of a nude woman and even a New Yorker cartoon. Adrian Lam / NBC News; Getty Images

In the coming years, Spirit, like many other artists, would move to Instagram, where her edgier art — usually with some form of nudity — would often run afoul of the company’s policies and be removed. Complaints and protests from artists and arts organizations in real life and on social media, including at least one that went viral, made little progress.

“I started to decide that it just comes with the territory,” Spirit said of Facebook’s bans.

But arts organizations kept at it. In early June, 125 people protested in the nude outside the New York City headquarters of Facebook and Instagram, covering themselves with stickers of photographed male nipples in protest of the long-argued double standard that only female nipples are against the company’s policies.

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Source: NBC News

Original publication June 30, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 5th July 2019

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The “Otherside” of the Body Shaming Culture

In the last 3 days we have posted two different female body types on our page. One of them, a young slim figure whilst the other is older with additional adipose tissue and some natural effects of ageing.

Let me begin by saying that there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with either of these images. Both are healthy individuals with different body types. It’s that simple. The problem is people’s reactions to these photo’s. But their reaction may not be what you think it is. We were criticised for posting the young slim figure, and when the second photo was posted we were criticised by people saying, “It’s about time we see some real bodies on here”. Let me explain to you why this is such a problem in our culture.

Why is it, that only the bodies that are slightly aged, with a bit of extra body fat and stretch marks are termed “real bodies”? Why do we only acknowledge one end of the spectrum as “real”. Are those people with naturally very slim builds, or athletic bodies not real? Are they not at risk from suffering body image issues? Why are they always left out of the body image discussion. Why is it brave for someone who is overweight to own the skin they are in and get naked on a mountain top, yet someone who is of a young athletic build have people look at their photo and roll their eyes with the comments “It’s easy if you look like that”.

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Source: Get Naked Australia

Original publication 30 June 2019

Posted on NatCorn 4th July 2019

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‘Try it for yourself’ – naturist group defend the right to get their kit off in public
Two people have been spotted out for a walk with no clothes on in Lincolnshire this year

A naturist group has defended the right to be nude in public after two sightings of naked ramblers in Lincolnshire.

The Naturist Action Group (NAG) contacted Lincolnshire Live after an article was published about a man spotted walking naked alongside a busy road near Billinghay last month.

This came after another man was seen walking his dog along with River Witham in May this year.

The group explained that they wanted to change the way that naturism was covered in the media.

The Naturist Action Group at a picnic in Hampstead Heath, London
The Naturist Action Group at a picnic in Hampstead Heath, London Naturist Action Group

Duncan Heenan is the leader of the group.

He said: “Naked protests are becoming commonplace, such as the World Naked Bike Ride, which happens in most major cities nowadays, and judging by the almost universal good reactions from bystanders, no one seems to mind.

“However, naturism in city parks is quite likely to take off. In fact, it has already started in London, where the authorities have accepted that naturist use of Hampstead Heath is legal, and naked picnics have taken place with no problems.

“Quite a few cities on the continent have demarcated naturist areas in their parks, so why not here?”

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Source: LincolnshireLive

Original publication 26 JUN 2019

Posted on NatCorn 28th June 2019

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Naturism and oranges

What do these two have in common? This may seem a strange question but there is something to it.

Have you ever tried to explain naturism to a person? I have. You may have as well. And did it work as in did you make someone go along, become a naturist or at least try it? Not exactly for me. If you managed it, do share your magic in a comment, we’re all curious.

I think naturism and oranges share the same trait: they have to be experienced to be understood. Try explaining the taste of an orange to someone who has never seen or heard of one.

Imagine someone coming up to you and talking about a purple thing you can eat. It is triangular, you need special tools to open it but it tastes great. It can taste a bit salty, or sour, or bitter-sweet, “but you’ll love it”. Would you know what this person is talking about? Do you think you would like it? (I admit I wouldn’t since I made the whole thing up right here.)

That goes for oranges as well, even when they aren’t purple. And for naturism, which isn’t orange unless body-paint has been applied.

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Source: Zjuzdme

Original publication June 19, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 19th June 2019

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Facebook will meet with protesters over its censoring of artistic nudity – days after a photographer staged a protest outside its New York office with dozens of naked models

Facebook has agreed to meet with activists calling for a change to the social media platform’s standards, which ban professional nude photography, following a protest staged outside the company’s New York City headquarters.

In collaboration with the National Coalition Against Censorship for their #WeTheNipple campaign, and women’s rights group Grab Them By The Ballot, artist SpencerTunick took photos of dozens of nude models during a Sunday morning demonstration outside the Astor Place subway station in Manhattan.

Several photos show the models standing in a group gripping the signs as Tunick captures every moment
Several photos show the models standing in a group gripping the signs as Tunick captures every moment

Several photos show the naked men and women holding nipple signs in the air while lying on the ground.

The women were shielding their own nipples with images of male nipples that Tunick called ‘donated nipples’.

Facebook told CNN it had been in talks with NCAC before the demonstration, but it had now ‘agreed to meet with the National Coalition Against Censorship and other stakeholders.’

‘Our conversations with the National Coalition Against Censorship preceded last weekend’s demonstration, and will continue on long after,’ a spokesperson said. ‘It’s important for us to hear directly from different communities who use Facebook and Instagram.’

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Source: Daily Mail

Original publication 6 June 2019

Posted on NatCorn 11th June 2019

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Family Naturism: Let’s just all get naked
We are always surprised when we receive the question whether naturism can be practiced with the whole family. For us, family naturism has always seemed a very normal thing. Although neither of us was born in a naturist family. Yet there seem to be many doubts about this. We are asked whether we find it okay that a child sees nude adults and whether nude kids won’t attract people with wrong intentions. Some adults even seem to feel uncomfortable being naked when there are children around.

It’s all in the mindset of course. And it’s everybody’s right to feel about family nudism the way they do. Nevertheless, we believe that nudist families are a very important part of the naturist community and that it has lots of advantages for both the children as their parents. We’re certainly not the only ones who think so. Naturist federations all over the world see the importance of having families among their members and promote naturism as a very family oriented lifestyle. In the USA and Canada we even noticed that many resorts have put their main focus on nudist families and promote themselves as family oriented. They even put it in their name. A good example is Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park. Even the first naturist venues were often called a family nudist colony.

Growing up in nudist families

Children are born nudists and not only in the way that they are obviously born naked. We’ve met few little kids who prefer to wear pants over no pants at all. And the sight of nude children has also become a widely accepted thing. They or their family don’t have to be nudists for that. On a warm summer day you’ll see nude kids running around on many textile beaches as well. Until a certain age of course. Sometime between the age of 3 and 6 they lose their clothing optional status. Suddenly their nudity is not decent anymore. Suddenly they are taught to consider their bodies shameful.

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Source: Naked Wanderings

Original publication May 6, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 10th June 2019

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A naturist ‘in jail’.
An intriguing topic, isn’t it? The more as this is not about a brick-and-mortar jail but one of a totally different kind.

A little while ago I received this message. A cry for help. As I don’t feel equipped to comment on this just like that, I asked the sender of this (who asked if he could remain anonymous) if I could post his message on my blog. He agreed. Please read this and if you have suggestions, ideas or constructive comments, please leave them at the bottom of this page!

I was a naturalist growing up from the age i say 10 years old. On my own only deep in the woods in hidden ponds, rivers, creeks i found or knew from geological maps. As i got older and working like EVERYWEAR there was in Puerto Rico. On job assignments. I did hiking in the rain forests and along the beach for 1/8 to 1/4 mile from an access point to a nude beach was aloud.

Now handicapped. I cant drive or visit beach’s because my wheelchair or rollator can’t make it through the sand to reach the nude beaches or even some nudists resorts/camping grounds. There not handicapped equipped! Also i need someone that can drive me there with my wheelchair or rollator and gear (emergency oxygen tank and meds and meters and such.) To sleep at a place would require power and a 4 person tent just for me!

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Source: Zjuzdme

Original publication June 5, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 8th June 2019

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Nude #wethenipple art action at Facebook headquarters calls out censorship

At sunrise on Sunday, June 2, 2019, 125 people posed nude in front of Facebook and Instagram’s New York City headquarters at Astor Place to challenge social media censorship. In collaboration with the National Coalition Against Censorship, artist Spencer Tunick created a photographic artwork as part of their #WeTheNipple campaign.

The campaign calls for a change in the polices of both social media platforms to allow photographic artistic nudity. NCAC has written an open letter to Facebook, which owns Instagram, asking them to commit to supporting artists, rather than silencing them. NCAC has asked Facebook to convene a group of stakeholders in the arts to develop new guidelines for artistic content.

Participants in Sunday’s art action covered their nipples with stickers of photographed male nipples, to highlight the rigid—and anachronistic—gender inequality in existing nudity policies. The nipple photographs used to make the stickers were generously donated by Bravo’s Andy Cohen, artist Andres Serrano, actor-photographer Adam Goldberg, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, Whitney Biennial featured artist Paul Mpagi Sepuya and Tunick himself.

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Source: National Coalition Against Censorship

Original publication 6/3/2019

Posted on NatCorn 4th June 2019

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Is going topless legal on the Blue Ridge Parkway, like on a really hot weekend?
Imagine taking the family, including some pre-teens, on a lovely spring hike atop Craggy Pinnacle on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

You drive about 20 miles northeast of Asheville, climb through rhododendron tunnels and past giant rocks. You are breathless with excitement to see one of the prettiest summit sights in Western North Carolina, which sweeps across the rippling Blue Ridge Mountains.

When you get to 5,892-foot-high summit, you get an eyeful, all right.

But it’s not the kind the kids were expecting.

Hikers take in the view at the summit of the Craggy Pinnacle trail, Friday, June 15, 2018.
Hikers take in the view at the summit of the Craggy Pinnacle trail, Friday, June 15, 2018. Matt Burkhartt/mburkhartt@citize

A reader recently reported she was on just such a hike recently, enjoying the 360-degree view, when a man and woman, perhaps boyfriend and girlfriend, were taking the obligatory stand-on-the-wall photos.

The woman went a step further – maybe wanting the full-on effect of nature’s cool breeze? – and took off her top and bra.

She proceeded to pose, wiggle and wave her arms in the air for photos while the unsuspecting family watched in disbelief.

So, was the fresh-air flasher breaking the law?

Technically, no.

Was it tacky? This outdoors reporter thinks, yes. Asheville might be the “Paris of the South,” but our mountaintops are not the French Riviera, folks.

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Source: Asheville Citizen Times

Original publication May 25, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 1st June 2019

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Nudity and religion
Religion in (my) school

Religion keeps confusing me. I know I’ve been at this before, but it is something so incomprehensible to me that I want to address it again.

When I was 15 or 16, which is quite a while ago, I made sure the catholic church removed me from their subscription list. I’d gotten into arguments with the priest who, in school, taught religion and got thrown out of the classroom quite often ‘for asking the wrong questions’. Even at that age I was aware that, if someone who is supposed to be a professional at his job (priest is a job, right?) and he can’t answer the most obvious of questions, then there’s something wrong with the background of his job.

It was around that time that I discovered nudism (as it was still called back then). That was the straw that broke the religious camel’s back: I asked the priest why Adam and Eve had decided to put on clothes when being naked was so much more comfortable.

This was the result, as it were. Words like ‘insolent’ and ‘blasphemy’ (that last one threw me, still does) were the last ones from the priest before I left that class forever.

The library was my friend after that.

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Source: Zjuzdme

Original publication May 22, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 27th May 2019

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Naked is normal. The revolution of female nudity
The nude female body has been restricted by social conditioning throughout history.

Social rules have always determined the perception of the nude female body. Earlier this year, Playboy published the slogan “Nude is normal” on the cover of his iconic erotic magazine. The omnipresence of nudity in our digital era was previously the reason why editor Cory Jones stopped publishing nude photos in the magazine in October 2015. Creative director Cooper Hefner declared in February 2017 on Playboy social networks that the company will resume its publication of nudes. According to Hefner, “nudity was never the problem because nudity is not a problem. Today we recover our identity and affirm who we are “. The discussion around the nude female body and its relationship with eroticism is ongoing. The female form has been represented and seen for centuries, but is rarely accepted. Let’s take a look at the perception of the feminine form in recent years.

In the prehistoric era, it is presumed that the representation of the female body had a cultural and spiritual purpose. Some of the early gadgets that represented the female body were small clay shapes of the bodies of fat women, also known as Venus figurines. These figurines would guarantee fertility or encourage people to have sex. This spiritual meaning of the nude female form is evident in different religions in which eroticism and body are associated with divine powers. Think of the frescoes in the Roman Catholic Church of deceased angels or the Greek goddesses.

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Source: Info Nudismo

Original publication 05/17/2019

Posted on NatCorn 24th May 2019

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Thousands fight to stop Soho’s iconic nudist-friendly Coach & Horses pub being taken over
Regulars fear their beloved boozer will become a ‘soulless chain outfit’

The landlord of Soho ’s nudist-friendly Coach & Horses pub says he feels “overwhelmed” after nearly 15,000 people signed a petition calling for it to be ‘saved’.

Pub company, Fuller’s, looks set to take over management of the historic boozer, known for becoming London’s first all-vegetarian and vegan pub.

A Coach & Horses punter poses for the pub's recent naked charity calendar
A Coach & Horses punter poses for the pub’s recent naked charity calendar Coach & Horses

Since opening in 1847, it has been a haunt for Spectator and Private Eye journalists, and was immortalised as the setting of a West End play about a writer’s gambling and sex-driven lifestyle.

But landlord Alastair Choat, 55, and daughter Hollie, 31, will lose their tenancy of the Greek Street tavern on June 23.

Drinkers and regulars responded en masse with more than 9,600 people signing a petition calling for the “beloved pub” to be saved, while another 5,000 signatures have been collected at the bar. They fear Fuller’s will turn it into a “soulless chain outfit”.

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Source: MyLondon

Original publication 15 MAY 2019

Posted on NatCorn 23rd May 2019

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Man addicted to being naked says wearing clothes makes his skin crawl
Kyle Durack, an actor and producer from British Columbia, Canada, says he is addicted to nudity.

The 27-year-old has such an aversion to clothes that he says whenever he wears them for too long, it makes his skin crawl. When he was a child, Kyle would wait for his parents to go to bed before stripping off. Now he does it wherever he can, whether he’s among other nudists or not. He insists that after the initial shock, people quickly adjust to it and he thinks nudism should be accepted as a public lifestyle choice. Throughout his life, Kyle has become increasingly fascinated with the nudist community and began to do more things in the nude.

He says his skin crawls whenever he has to wear clothes
He says his skin crawls whenever he has to wear clothes

He now hates the feeling of any clothing, but has to wear clothes to work, much to his dismay. Often while working, he yearns to strip off somewhere and be in his natural state.

‘I always loved being nude, but for me it’s not really a choice,’ said Kyle. ‘If I go too long without enough nude time then my skin starts to crawl, and my mind becomes a broken record, nagging me to take my clothes off. It becomes my only focus to find a safe place to strip down.

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Source: Metro

Original publication 13 May 2019

Posted on NatCorn 18th May 2019

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Planning on gardening naked? Here’s what you need to know about the law
What the law says about getting naked

With warmer weather on the way, it is finally time to peel off those layers.

Whether it’s sun bathing, gardening or a spot of al fresco dining, many of us can’t wait to get out there and enjoy the great outdoors.

Some, may even want to throw caution to the wind and strip off entirely.

But beware – you could get into trouble for doing just that if it causes offence.

Follow these rules to stripping off in the heat
Follow these rules to stripping off in the heat

The law says it is not an offence to be naked in public. But it can become an offence if being so causes distress or alarm to others, reports the Hull Daily Mail.

What does the Crown Prosecution say about being naked in your own garden?

The CPS says: “In the absence of any sexual context and in relation to nudity where the person has no intention to cause alarm or distress it will normally be appropriate to take no action unless members of the public were actually caused harassment, alarm or distress (as opposed to considering the likelihood of this).

“In this case such conduct should be regarded as at most amounting to an offence under section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986; and regard needs to be had to the question of whether a prosecution is in the public interest.”

Aside from the Public Order Act, there are other areas you could fall foul of if you decide to mow the lawn without covering up.

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Source: LeicestershireLife

Original publication 16 APR 2018

Posted on NatCorn 6th May 2019

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Naturist, 62, reveals all about the lifestyle and the laws on getting your kit off
"Once you've swum naked you never want to swim with clothes on again"

A naturist has revealed all about living life with her clothes off - and sought to set the record straight on the laws surrounding nudity in public. Somerset Live recently published an article about the legal rules for sunbathing naked in your garden. Following this, Christine Wright got in touch to tell us off and point us toward the correct information about getting back to nature. The 62-year-old, who is a manager on the legal team for British Naturism, said the laws "hadn't changed for years".


Ms Wright estimates there are some five million naturists in the UK
Ms Wright estimates there are some five million naturists in the UK

"The police get it wrong because they don't often get called out for naturism," she said. "Young officers think Mrs Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells has called because she's got a flasher, but, if what they're doing is a lawful activity, then no offence is being committed." According to the Crown Prosecution Service's website, the recommended approach to naturism should be that 'in the absence of any sexual context and in relation to nudity where the person has no intention to cause alarm or distress it will normally be appropriate to take no action unless members of the public were actually caused harassment, alarm or distress'. Ms Wright, who lives in the North East of England, said she was involved in clarifying the law with the CPS and the College of Policing a few years ago.

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Source: Somerset Live

Original publication 26 APR 2019

Posted on NatCorn 30th April 2019

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From the grotesque to the erotic: ‘The Renaissance Nude’ at the Royal Academy of Arts
The Renaissance fascination with the human form is on full frontal display at the Royal Academy

The human form in its infinite variety, at one extreme idealised, at the other rendered grotesque, is the unifying factor in the Royal Academy’s The Renaissance Nude, an exhibition that brings together a roster of artists, working in many media, who may not normally share a show. On the one hand are the showstopping Venus Rising from the Sea (c1520) of Titian and magnetically attractive Saint Sebastian (c1533) of Bronzino. But three steps away are voyeuristic inspections of the bathhouse and of priapic satyrs, erect male members poking from their goaty groins. Eroticism is never far away but, as with the human body, it is better disguised by some than by others.


Renaissance nudes: Titian, Venus Rising from the Sea (‘Venus Anadyomene’), c. 1520.
Renaissance nudes: Titian, Venus Rising from the Sea (‘Venus Anadyomene’), c. 1520.

The exhibition opens and closes with the religious art that was at the heart of 15th- and 16th-century painting and sculpture, and whose narratives come ready made. Christ is stripped naked for his baptism, flagellation and scourging. Depictions of his vulnerable, mortal state were intended to demonstrate that he was only flesh and blood, like those who contemplated his plight.

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Source: iNews

Original publication April 23rd 2019

Posted on NatCorn 26th April 2019