“The skin is more beautiful than the garment in which it is clothed” – Michelangelo
For a while it seemed that naked dining was going to be the next big food thing in cosmopolitan cities of the world. The opening with great fanfare of several nudist restaurants that attracted global media attention seemed to be the harbinger of a new taste for ‘food in the nude.’
One-time events at clubs, bars, cruises and private celebrations linking eating and drinking with nakedness have popped up over the years, drawing their share of media coverage. But when twin brothers Stéphane and Mike Saada inaugurated the O’naturel restaurant in Paris in November, 2017, they seemed to have tapped an opportunity in the naturism market.
“We’re in the heart of Paris and we’re eating naked,” Yves Leclerc, president of the French Naturist Federation, told The Local at the time. “It’s a little surreal. It’s like when we’re on holiday, but even better.” He lamented that “at home, I have to put my clothes on to go to a restaurant.” Continued…Read full original article…
Original publication Jan 13, 2019
Posted on NatCorn 2 days ago
Inside Bristol’s first ever naked dining event
The last chunk of bread sits abandoned in the middle of the table – we may be naked but good old British dining etiquette still applies.
It’s not often I find myself completely starkers by the arches on a Tuesday evening, but surrounded by people all similarly unclothed with the tantalising scent of wood-fired pizza wafting in the air, it’s starting to feel like there could be far worse places to be.
Wind back about 15 minutes and the situation was a whole lot more uncomfortable.
Tentatively, I crept inside Flour & Ash for Bristol’s inaugural Dine Naked event to be met by a room filled predominantly with men, sipping from champagne flutes and making polite small talk.
Only the polythene bags ready for clothes to be deposited in set the scene apart from any normal post-work do.
Fighting a strong urge to turn and flee, I did what any self-respecting English woman would do and made a beeline for the bar. Complimentary glass of bubbly in hand, I scan the room for a friendly face and soon strike up a conversation with a nearby man.
He has travelled over from South Wales specially for the occasion and is something of a seasoned naturist as talk soon turns to traffic. Continued…Read full original article…
Original publication Feb 21, 2018
Posted on NatCorn 3 days ago
Oxford’s Tap Social invites diners to eat food in the nude
DINERS are being as to eat their food in the nude as the latest pop-up event to hit Oxford.
People are being invited to throw away their inhibitions, along with their clothes, for a four course meal.
The one-night-only ‘naked feast’ is being hosted by Tap Social in partnership with naturist group ‘Dine Naked Oxford’ and Native Feasts.
The brewery in Botley, Oxford, was approached by the group from British Naturism as the place to host their first event.
Organisers said: “We were approached by a naturist group ‘Dine Naked Oxford’, whilst doing some festive catering at the brewery in December who were looking to host their first event. We thought it too mad an idea to turn down.”
Dine Naked Oxford says its main goal is to ‘provide naked dining experiences in and around Oxford to promote healthy body image.
It adds that the event will provide you with your first taste of ‘culinary naturism’ in Oxford. Continued…Read full original article…
Source: Oxford Mail
Original publication 12th January 2019
Posted on NatCorn 5 days ago
Hundreds of competitors prepare to bare all for glory at annual Maslin Beach Nude Games
While hundreds of people strip off at Australia’s oldest nudist beach this weekend for the annual Maslin Beach Nude Games, a nude aficionado has said Australia’s naked history comes from much more than fleshy frivolity.
- The nude games will be held at Maslin Beach in South Australia
- Hundreds of nudists will compete in a range of events, including the best bum competition
- A nudist historian says nudism in Australia was influenced by German settlers
Instead, keen nudist historian and editor of Australia’s nudist magazine “TAN” Stuart Whelan said Australia’s fondness for nude beaches stemmed from war and German settlement.
Australian troops once used nudism to mollify “putrid, humid” conditions in the Pacific, he said.
“During the World War [II] the soldiers often bathed and swam naked,” Mr Whelan said.
“A new generation came back with this experience which they wanted to try and emulate here.”
Mr Whelan said the affinity with nude swimming was “reinforced by European migration”, especially German settlers who saw nudism as more normal.
“They brought those ideas and wanted to experience them in their new country and that was the start of the [nudism] movement in Australia.”
The large migration of Germans to South Australia likely influenced the creation of some of the country’s oldest nudist clubs.
“I’m sure that was one of the things that made the establishment of the earlier clubs a lot easier,” Mr Whelan said.
“It was something wanted by the German community.” Continued…Read full original article…
Original publication 11 January 2019
Posted on NatCorn 1 week ago
Oaxaca nudist festival expected to attract 4,000
Nude yoga, beach volleyball au naturel among events at Zipolite’s annual festival
Zipolite beach in Oaxaca is always popular among people who like to spend time on the beach unclothed, but never more so than during its International Nudist Festival.
More than 4,000 participants are expected to celebrate the festival’s fourth edition from February 1 to 3, when activities will include nude yoga, beach volleyball au naturel, unclad obstacle courses and body painting.
Sami Pineda, mayor of the municipality of San Pedro Pochutla, said local authorities are in favor of promoting the event because of the boost to the local economy.
The mayor said that since it began the festival has been considered one of the best by the international nudist community and attracts visitors from all over the globe. This year, she has asked the federal government for organizational help and assistance with security.
Juan Marcos Castañeda Jair, president of the Zipolite Nudist Federation, clarified that nudism is not sex or swapping partners but freedom, contact with nature, acceptance without giving undue importance to one’s physical characteristics and having fun with friends and family. Continued…Read full original article…
Source: Mexico News Daily
Original publication January 11, 2019
Posted on NatCorn 2 weeks ago
Doncaster nudist festival confirms it will return for tenth year
A popular nudist festival which attracts naturists from across Britain will be held in Doncaster again next summer.
Nudestock 10 will be held in Wroot next May – when once again, men and women of all ages will be stripping naked to enjoy a wide variety of fun games and activities.
The event will take place at Candy Farm Campsite between May 24 and 31.
A spokesman said: “The region is proud to announce that our flagship event of the year, Nudestock, is back for a tenth year!
“At present we’ve the dates booked and more information will be added as we go forward.
“It’s a week long camping and caravanning fun-packed festival, although day passes are available for those who prefer a local hotel to bed down for the night.” Continued…Read full original article…
Source: Doncaster Free Press
Original publication 15 November 2018
Posted on NatCorn 24th November 2018
“The lady sat next to me was knitting a scarf, naked, except for flip flops and the guy on the other side was reading the newspaper, totally nude,” says Jane Baker, describing a scene of apparent domestic bliss. Jane, 52, who has been part of the naturist community for over two years, is one of a growing number of Britons who have taken to a starker way of life.
Indeed it seems nudity is having something of a moment, with British Naturism, the UK’s official organisation, noting a sudden increase in membership for the first time in 15 years. With 8,900 members – up from 8,300 last year – we appear to be edging towards the ‘nude not crude’ way of thinking.
More of us are waving goodbye to textile environments—the term used to describe our restrictive, clothed world by those in the know—and embracing our natural state. Continued…Read full original article…
Source: The Telegraph
Original publication 7 November 2018
Posted on NatCorn 16th November 2018
‘SpongeBob NoPants’ and body paint: Halloween offers Seattle-area nudists chance to celebrate amid fading popularity
Can’t decide what to wear for Halloween? Forego the clothes and just bare it all.
For nudist clubs in the Puget Sound region, Halloween marks the end of an active summer season. From painting their bodies to adding masks or capes, nudists try to incorporate humor and creativity into their costumes.
“I was a treasure troll last year, so I wore a red wig and had a blinky thing in my belly button,” said Dawnzella Gearhart, 56, a member and spokeswoman for the Tiger Mountain Family Nudist Park in Issaquah. “One year, I was Miss Piggy and all I had on was a blonde wig, feather boa, high heels, tail and a snout.”
Puget Sound nudists are holding their celebrations this year amid declining membership in nudist clubs nationally, according to the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR). Fewer people have been joining the clubs over the past decade because nudism is mainly popular with generations that are aging and has failed to gain traction with millennials, according to AANR spokeswoman Mary Kolassa. The group serves about 30,000 members in the U.S. at 180 affiliated clubs and resorts.
Tiger Mountain, formally known as Fraternity Snoqualmie, first opened in 1945. Gearhart said the park has around 250 members, but was home to as many as 500 in the early 2000s. Club membership was especially hard hit following the 2008 recession, when people cut non-essential spending, she said. Continued…Read full original article…
Source: Seattle Times
Original publication October 26th, 2018
Posted on NatCorn 2nd November 2018
Seeing the Naked Truth nude tour advertised I thought ‘how often do you get the chance to be naked in an art gallery”. Arriving at the Crawford 20 minutes early I meet Leticia. I knew she was with the nude group as I saw her Irish Naturist Association hat on. I introduced myself and she made me feel welcome. Seeing my name on her list made me realise I was really doing this. Thinking I needed a rum and coke I went into Cashmans pub next to the Crawford Art Gallery. I got back to the gallery when all the textiles were leaving. (I got the lingo now). I must have walked with confidence as the door man gave me a nod and said ‘you must be with the group’. I felt proud nodding back saying that I was.
I have never got naked in public before never mind in an art gallery with a hundred other strangers. Everyone was chit chatting. We were brought up stairs to wait where I walked from painting to painting trying to figure out was there anyone else on their own. We were brought into a beautiful room which I think was the library. I sat on a seat. This man sat next to me and we started chatting , he was on his own too. Then another women sat next to him. I asked her was she on her own. She was, so the three of us kept each other company. I told them it was my first time doing something like this. A man spoke about a charity close to his heart which I think was a cancer charity called ‘bare to care’. When he finished talking I glanced around and saw some people were naked already. I took my shoes and socks off while still chatting to the man and women. The three of us agreed it was time to undress too. Trousers next, then knickers, then the long top and the last was the bra undone. I stood there naked and said, “well that’s it, it’s my first time”. Another man walked past and shook my hand for my bravery and said “well done”. Continued…Read full original article…
Source: Irish Naturist Blog
Original publication OCTOBER 27, 2018
Posted on NatCorn 1st November 2018
Conservative MP Michael Fabricant ‘cycles naked through London park’
Conservative MP Michael Fabricant has been filmed apparently cycling nude around a London park to promote the creation of an annual naked bike ride.
The MP appears in the YouTube video in a silver tie and sunglasses, with a strategically placed black box protecting his modesty.
He is campaigning for an annual naked ride in his Lichfield constituency to raise money for a local hospice.
The 68-year-old is no stranger to publicity-grabbing social media videos.
In August, he presented a guide to the role of party Whips which showed him spanking a clothed man on the buttocks with a shoe horn. Continued…Read full original article…
Original publication 22 October 2018
Posted on NatCorn 29th October 2018
Despite some nippy weather, members of a Wellington naturist club have taken part in New Zealand’s first ever National Nude Gardening Day.
The Naturist Federation celebrated 60 years of baring all this year, and now boasts 1600 members.
Brent Henderson hopes National Nude Gardening Day, which was celebrated on Saturday, will help grow that number.
“It’s like a country club, that all you have to do is take your clothes off,” he said. “The old world was the old nudist colony and everyone thought we were all weird. Now we’re trying to come out into the world a lot more, to say, what’s the big deal?” Continued…Read full original article…
Original publication 20/10/2018
Posted on NatCorn 26th October 2018
Naked cinema screening launches for first time in capital city – would YOU try it?
IF YOU’RE daring enough to try a naked cinema experience, then pop down to Tel Aviv for a screening.
From reading in the buff to sushi-making workshops, the naked screening was followed by a range of nude activities.
Nude drop-ins to the cinema has been around for a while, but now the first-ever screening took place in Tel Aviv, Israel.
The screening – attended by the non-religious – was of the French comedy “Naked Normandy”, which was quickly referred to as “cheek to cheek heaven”.
According to one of the founders of the group, schoolteacher Ofer said: “Without any clothes on, you cannot tell a person’s class.” Continued…Read full original article…
Source: Daily Star
Original publication [Date]
Posted on NatCorn 24th October 2018
During our last days in Canada, the clear blue sky started to look more like a pattern of fifty shades of grey (pun intended). When eventually there were more days when we preferred a good jacket over our naked skin, we knew it was time to go. The Canadians tried to convince us that an Indian summer, when temperatures would rise again, would definitely be coming, our minds were already made up. We had something else to look forward to, we were planning to experience the end of the European season at a place which is still considered the mecca of naturism: The south of France.
It may seem like a big leap to move all the way from Canada to France just for a couple of weeks of sunshine, but for us it would also be a possibility to make a short stop in Belgium afterwards to visit our friends and family who we haven’t seen for more than a year by now. And to be honest… How can we keep telling people that we’re a genuine naturist travel blog when we haven’t written anything about France yet?
The ecological damage we’re making by crossing another ocean by airplane aside, the flight from Canada to France is not as long as one would imagine. We’ve left Montreal around midnight and seven hours later we already touched ground in Paris. Little sleep on the plane (as budget minded bloggers we always prefer price over comfort) and a six hour time difference are the perfect ingredients for a decent jetlag and the smartest thing we could have done was probably take a 15 hour nap. But hey, this is Paris! One of the world’s most magnificent cities! How could we be sleeping when we might as well… eat? Continued…Read full original article…
Source: Naked Wanderings
Original publication October 15, 2018
Posted on NatCorn 21st October 2018
The UK’s official naturist organisation has seen a boost in membership for the first time in 15 years after hosting public bare all events designed to make nude lifestyles more mainstream.
British Naturism reported this week its representatives had swelled by nearly 10 per cent this year, with the increase partly credited to a shift in approach away from behind-closed-doors functions to public outings including trips to restaurants, theatres and galleries.
Naked yoga and running classes was also said to have helped encourage newcomers to the movement as well as outdoor festivals such as Nudefest and Nudestock. Continued…Read full original article…
Source: The Telegraph
Original publication 13 October 2018
Posted on NatCorn 18th October 2018
BIT NIPPY! Mass skinny dip in the freezing North Sea as hundreds strip off to welcome the first day of autumn
This morning [23 September 2018] six hundred naked swimmers stormed into the sea off the coast of Druridge Bay, Northumberland
HUNDREDS of skinny dippers ran into the North Sea to celebrate the arrival of the Autumn Equinox this morning.
600 people ditched their clothes and charged into chilly waters at sunrise as part of the North East Skinny Dip.
Some of the in the buff bunch held hands as they raced into the briny off the coast of Druridge Bay, Northumberland.
The naked horde fully embraced the freeing experience by splashing and paddling in the cold water.
Before taking the nude plunge, dippers were wowed by a female fire dancer and a percussion band as they gathered on the beach.
There were camp fires glowing as the growing crowd got ready to whip their kit off.
Jax Higginson organises the annual event, which is now in its seventh year, to raise money for Mind.
Artist Jax, who joined the nude crowd as they ran into the sea, has so far raised over £30,000 for the mental health charity.
Jax, from Sunderland, said: “It was really cold and really wild.
“We had at least 600 skinny-dippers taking part this year – 200 more people than we did last year.
“I have never ran into the sea with 600 people before, it was a first for me. Continued…Read full original article…
Source: The Sun
Original publication 23rd September 2018
Posted on NatCorn 9th October 2018
Reading Naturist Group say they have been defeated by the ‘uncaring’ management of Reading Borough Council
SWIMMERS have decided to call time on their weekly gatherings after four decades due to financial constraints.
Members of Reading Naturist Group (RNG) say they have been defeated by the ‘uncaring’ management of Reading Borough Council (RBC).
The group previously gathered at Arthur Hill Pool before the 105-year-old facility was closed in October 2016.
Meetings were moved to The Meadway Sports Centre in Tilehurst, but a hike in prices has seen a decline in the number of members.
Mark Young, a member of RNG, said: “The naturist swim would almost certainly have remained significantly better attended at The Meadway if the council had not disrupted the dynamic of the existing group by refusing to offer a swimming session on Thursday evening, the day the swim previously took place at Arthur Hill and instead insisting on the swim moving to Friday evening.
“This is even though many of the council’s own public swimming sessions in the late evening at The Meadway seemed to have a lower attendance still than the swimming session run by RNG.”
The last meeting of RNG was held on October 5 after members were originally due to meet three weeks previously. Continued…Read full original article…
Source: The Reading Chronicle
Original publication 8 October 2018
Posted on NatCorn 9th October 2018
Dublin has now joined the list of other major cities such as London, Paris, Sydney, Melbourne and Tokyo to embrace naked dining. Irish Naturists in association with The House of Salads restaurant in Portobello combined forces for this maiden experience.
When this was first surfaced a year ago with talks of 45,000 people on the waiting list in London, talk did turn more locally and the question was raised: could such an idea work in Ireland?
After attending the INA supported premiere, I can confirm that the answer is a resounding “Yes !”
For the inaugural event which was restricted to members of Irish Naturist Association, demand far outstripped capacity and the event was sold out 6 weeks in advance. So what was it like I hear you say? Continued…Read full original article…
Source: Irish Naturist Blog
Original publication SEPTEMBER 19, 2018
Posted on NatCorn 29th September 2018
The after hours swimming club where everyone gets naked
Blinds have to be drawn, windows are blacked out and you have to sign in at the entrance
Every fortnight Plympton Pool hosts a rather special event for one of the city’s more unusual organisations.
On the surface ‘Plymouth Sun Club’ sounds fairly nondescript, you might be inclined to believe it’s a group of sun chasers desperate to sunbathe in spite of our mostly cloudy and unpredictable weather.
Perhaps they’re massive fans of right wing tabloid journalism and cheap coupon holidays? (Thankfully not)
In reality Plymouth Sun Club is a group of people who like to get naked.
This starkers society started life as the ‘Sunwest Club’ but folded in the late 1990s. In 2012 a man reinstated the group after finding there was nowhere in the city for naturists to meet up and practise their hobby.
The Sun Club as we know it today has been running since its inaugural event in April 2013 and has around 30 members.
Understandably some constituents of the group like to keep their pastime private.
This is probably because the nudist lifestyle is still the butt (sorry) of jokes and judgement, despite, shock horror , the fact we’re all naked underneath our clothes. Continued…Read full original article…
Original publication 24 SEP 2018
Posted on NatCorn 26th September 2018
Eastbourne nudists organise naturist trip to the Towner Art Gallery
Baring all for a quick skinny dip is something many have experienced, but how would you feel walking around an art gallery in the nude? A group of local naturists recently did just that because, while many find nudity awkward, naturists feel that being naked is natural, comfortable and helps them to better enjoy their surroundings.
Philip Baker, of Eastbourne Naturist Swim Club, explained, “Naturism is about using the largest sense organ of the body – that is the skin – in addition to our other senses to fully engage with the natural world.”
Philip and a group of like-minded people recently enjoyed a trip around Eastbourne’s Towner Gallery without wearing any clothes. Members of Eastbourne Naturist Swim Club worked with national organisation British Naturism (BN) to organise and promote the gallery trip. They approached the Towner team with the idea and were delighted with the ‘immediately welcoming’ and non-judgemental response they received. Continued…Read full original article…
Source: Eastbourne Herald
Original publication 28 August 2018
Posted on NatCorn 19th September 2018
Nude paintings removed from cathedral art display after complaints of ‘distress’
A SERIES of nude paintings have been removed from a cathedral’s art exhibition after they “distressed” visitors and worshippers.
The four acrylic canvas works by local artist Joe Greenwood were on display at Portsmouth’s Anglican cathedral as part of a summer show by the Portsmouth and Hampshire Art Society (PHAS).
But a cathedral spokesman said that a number of visitors complained about the paintings, leading to the decision to remove them.
The Diocese of Portsmouth spokesman said: “Portsmouth Cathedral aims to be a space open to everybody.
“Whenever a public exhibition takes place in a church it is important to weigh up how it relates to our main purpose of being a place for prayer, reflection and worship. Continued…Read full original article…
Source: The Express
Original publication Aug 3, 2018
Posted on NatCorn 2nd September 2018
Facebook rejects Montreal museum’s ad over Picasso nude
A Canadian museum whose ads featuring Picasso nudes were rejected by Facebook says it is pleased the social media giant is reviewing its nudity policy.
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts online ad for its big summer exhibit was blocked because it showed abstract breasts painted by the modern master.
The museum eventually had to reach out directly to Facebook in order to get the posts authorised.
The painting used “wasn’t shocking”, said museum spokeswoman Pascale Chasse.
In fact, Pablo Picasso’s Femmes à la toilette was the one of the main promotional press images for the show, which looks at the influence of African art on Picasso and the artist’s subsequent impact on contemporary African artists.
It was being used in print and television ads and on the main banner hanging outside the museum in downtown Montreal. Continued…Read full original article…
Original publication 3 August 2018
Posted on NatCorn 1st September 2018
Has Greg Norman started a movement?
Just two weeks after the Australian golf star bared it all for ESPN’s Body Issue, an Australian nudist couple, Bruce Jensen and Julie Jarvie, hosted the first Wandering Bears Nude Golf Day at Humpty Doo Golf Club, according to Northern Territory News.
Jensen, who owns the nearby Brujul Nude Retreat, is a regular player at Humpty Doo, and realized that the relatively quiet setting would allow him to make a public course go fully-privates.
That required bending of the club’s relatively traditional dress code, which reads: “Members and visitors are required to maintain a standard of dress considered to be in keeping with both style and neatness according to the character and standing of the Club. Neat and tidy attire at all times.” Continued…Read full original article…
Original publication July 13, 2018
Posted on NatCorn 31st July 2018
Summertime is prime time for a visit to Howe Caverns, the hot-weather destination in Schoharie County that has lured thousands to partake in atmospheric spelunking 15 stories underground. From impressive rock formations to other geological wonders, Howe Caverns rates as a must-see.
On Saturday, July 14, however, there will be much more to see than stalactites and stalagmites. In celebration of International Nude Day, Howe Caverns will host “Naked in a Cave,” extending an offer to nudists to spend an evening engaged in au naturel activities. Even Sarah Danser, a survivalist star of the Discovery Channel’s cultish reality series Naked and Afraid, heard about Howe’s special occasion and will travel from Honolulu to the Cobleskill area to get in on the action.
It wasn’t hard to rouse attention for this unique event. Howe general manager April Islip simply posted the news on the venue’s Facebook page at the end of April, and she’s been fielding inquiries ever since. Islip said “Naked in a Cave” is a response to requests from nudist groups for years about holding such an event amid Howe’s natural surroundings.
So how far away are people traveling for this night? “We have a couple flying in from Chicago and a couple from the Washington, D.C., area,” Islip said, “and we have a big party coming from Virginia.”
Regarding the nudist enclaves that are closer to home, Islip noted, “We have a lot from the Massachusetts-Berkshires area, there are quite a few from Troy, and a lot from Rochester are coming.” The event is “close to a sellout,” Islip said at press time, with a maximum head count of 350. Continued…Read full original article…
Source: Syracuse New Times
Original publication July 11, 2018
Posted on NatCorn 29th July 2018
Near Paris, will open the amusement park for nudists
…To celebrate the international Day of naturism July 14, and at the same time to escape from the heat.
Amusement Park Adventures LAN in Magny-on-Vexin (55 km from Paris) where there are a variety of attractions, including trampolines and a mini Golf course, and fountains, where you can swim, allocated one day for nudists, Sunday 1 July, confirming the reputation of France as a tourist the most advanced country for naturists. According to AFP, every year France attracts around four million fans of nudist rest.
The management of the Park notes that some of the rides is possible only in shorts or underwear for security purposes.
“We used to think that it is better not to show too much. But the policy pursued by the mayor of Paris, socialist Anne Hidalgo views (Anne Hidalgo) proves that times have changed,” — said the head of the Paris group nudists Cedric Amato (Amato Cedric). He estimated the number of nudists in the region of 88 thousand people. Continued…Read full original article…
Source: The Bobr Times
Original publication June 30, 2018
Posted on NatCorn 28th July 2018
On Saturday July 7th, 2018th the VanTan Nudist Club will be holding an open house.
If you’ve never heard of them before, you’re not alone. The club operates quietly, despite being the oldest club of their kind in all of Canada.
They describe themselves as a “family friendly naturist club” and are affiliated with the American Association of Nude Recreation.
The reason for the open house is that the club is seeking new members. As a sort-of-co-op they’re actually owned by their members.
As you would expect they operate off the grid on a 3 hectare property, complete with composting toilets and solar power. A wood fired sauna awaits your nakedness. Heck, there’s probably naked people in it right now as you read this. Continued…Read full original article…
Source: Vancouver is Awesome
Original publication July 6, 2018
Posted on NatCorn 22nd July 2018
If there is any time to consider going nude in public, it’s during the sweltering Phoenix summer.
If you’re ready to or curious about baring it all, consider heading to the clothing optional resort Shangri La Ranch in New River during Nude Recreation Week, July 8-15. Hosted by the American Association for Nude Recreation and the Naturist Society, the week brings awareness to nude recreation and is celebrated at more than 200 clubs across the U.S. and Canada.
“It’s an informational week and chance to get out there and enjoy nudism as a form of wholesome, family recreation,” said Danielle Smith, who handles public relations for the resort. “We encourage people to come out and have fun, and see what it’s all about and get rid of the stigma.”
Smith encourages anyone new to nude recreation to call the resort and ask questions, or just come out and the $26 daily rate is waived for first-timers. Guests just need to bring a towel in order to sit on surfaces at the resort. Continued…Read full original article…
Original publication Jul 5, 2018
Posted on NatCorn 21st July 2018
Always Wanted To Try Archaeology? Now Is Your Chance!
Learn hands-on about archaeology with DigVentures while helping to unearth a recently-discovered Bronze Age village on Bodmin Moor.
When: 31st July – 11th August 2018
Where: West Northwood Farm, St Neot, PL14 6QN
Bodmin Moor is now a sparsely populated wilderness, but it was once a hub of civilisation. The moors are peppered with the remains of Bronze Age life, from stone circles, to burial mounds.
But while some of the signs of a successful Bronze Age population are obvious, many of the most important clues can only be recovered through careful, archaeological excavation.
Where did people live? What did they eat? What was life really like for them? And most importantly, how do archaeologists find the answers?
A Bronze Age village has been recently discovered at West Northwood Farm, on the southern slopes of Bodmin Moor, near St Neot.
With distant views to the sea, the settlement contains at least 7 roundhouses. This year, DigVentures is leading an excavation along with St Neot Local Historians. Together, our aim is to recover traces of life from two of the round houses.
Never done archaeology before? Great! Tried it before and want to do it again? Brilliant!
Register to join the dig, and you’ll get to learn hands-on about archaeology, and help unearth the secrets of Bronze Age life, while taking part in a real excavation…
You can join the dig for a day, a weekend, the full two weeks, or any number of days in between
Everyone who takes part in the excavation will get to:
- Dig alongside our friendly team of archaeologists
- Learn hands-on how archaeological discoveries are made
- Record any discoveries you make using our online app
- Learn how to do archaeological drawings
- Make a real contribution to our understanding of Bronze Age life in Cornwall!
Always wanted to try archaeology? This is your chance!
Tweeted by DigVentures on 19 July 2018
Posted on NatCorn 20th July 2018
I am very late writing this but last year, on the 22/23rd September 2017, I, along with 400+ people did the annual North East Skinny Dip at Druridge Bay, England. Men and women of all ages and different shapes and sizes stripped off their clothes and ran into the freezing cold North Sea to raise money to the mental health charity, MIND and to celebrate the autumn equinox.
This was my second time taking part in the NESD, as I had done this dip in 2015. When I did the first dip, it was my first time stripping off and running naked into the sea with hundreds of people that I didn’t know. At the beginning of the event, I was so nervous about the occasion and if people would look at my body but once I got into the sea, it was fine and I found it exhilarating. It was an experience that I would never forget and something that I would have to do again in the future and maybe considering doing naturism.
Fast forward 2 years later, I am back in the campsite at Druridge Bay on the Saturday evening wearing my Irish hat and necklace, being greeted by new and familiar faces and arrive to a massive, roaring fire and people playing guitars, singing along, having a drink or two and a dance and enjoying the warm up to the event. I met numerous people from different parts of the country who arrived for the first time telling me how they heard about the event, why they wanted to do it, etc. It was very interesting hearing some of the stories that they told and how they’ve overcome adversities in their life and want to have a new experience. I felt very sympathetic hearing their stories and although they were very nervous as first timers, I was able to share my experience of the event and told them that “once you do it, you will be back here again.” Continued…Read full original article…
Source: Irish Naturist Blog
Original publication JULY 5, 2018
Posted on NatCorn 18th July 2018
Things you can do naked in Plymouth this summer
There’s never been a better time to take all your clothes off
The weather is heating up – and this summer is set to be a corker.
But when the sun is shining, clothes can become a bit restrictive, and keeping them on doesn’t seem like the most attractive option.
But some can get offended by people walking around in their birthday suit. So what else can you do?
Cities across the UK have embraced the naked form in recreational activities, and across Devon and Cornwall there are a host of events you can get involved with – if that’s what you’re into. Continued…Read full original article…
Original publication 26 JUN 2018
Posted on NatCorn 8th July 2018
Given the mercury dropped to -6degC in Dunedin on Saturday morning, it was not surprising some of the hardiest members of the Southern Free Beaches naturist club chose not to participate in their annual winter solstice polar plunge.
However, about half a dozen members saw it as a challenge and bravely ventured into the frigid surf at Warrington Beach, despite some of the sand being hard and white with frost.
One member, who declined to be named, described just how cold the water was.
“This is the kind of temperature where men start turning into women.” Continued…Read full original article…
Source: Otago Daily Times
Original publication 25 June 2018
Posted on NatCorn 7th July 2018
Dark Mofo nude swimmers take the plunge for annual winter solstice dip
A record number of naked backsides have galloped down a Hobart beach into the water for the annual mad dash of Dark Mofo’s winter solstice nude swim.
With the air temperature hovering around 7 degrees Celsius, a record number of participants arrived in the dark to don red swimming caps supplied by organisers and steel themselves for the event, held annually as part of the Museum of Old and New Art’s (MONA) festival of the bizarre.
The stampede began at 7:42am, with waves of bodies throwing off the towels and heading towards the River Derwent, where a relatively tropical water temperature of around 14C awaited.
In 2017, just over 1,000 people registered for the event, catching out organisers who had factored in a number of no-shows — resulting in too many bums and not enough towels.
This year more than 2,200 signed up, with Dark Mofo learning the lesson of 2017, with plenty of linen on hand this morning at Long Beach, in Sandy Bay. Continued…Read full original article…
Original publication 22 June 2018
Posted on NatCorn 2nd July 2018
Loch Lomond nudist colony to open their doors to the public for the first time
It will be a rare opportunity to discover the naked truth about Scotland’s only nudist colony.
For the first time, visitors will be welcomed by naturist islanders in Loch Lomond on Doors Open Day when famous and historic buildings reveal their secrets.
The Scottish Outdoor Club, based on the loch’s Inchmurrin Island is celebrating its 80th anniversary and is offering curious members of the public an opportunity to look around the 11-acre site in an attempt to attract new members.
Teena Gould, the social convener of the club, said the organisation was delighted to be included in the event after being approved last week.
She said: “We are over the moon that a few ramshackle huts in Loch Lomond has joined an illustrious list of cathedrals and city halls that will be open to the public for free.
“At first it was a bit of a pipe dream but when I started to look at the criteria, I was convinced we were suited.
“We ticked the boxes on cultural significance, the fact we were not usually accessible to the public and that it would be free during the event.” Continued…Read full original article…
Source: Sunday Post
Original publication 18 June 2018
Posted on NatCorn 28th June 2018
Melbourne supermarket giant Woolworths has agreed to let international nude crowd photographer Spencer Tunick use one of its carparks for a photoshoot after earlier denying permission.
Tunick had planned to photograph thousands of nude Melburnians at the rooftop carpark at the supermarket’s Prahran store on Chapel Street, in inner-city Melbourne.
The New York-based artist is famous for his photos of throngs of naked people in public places and has created a number of similar human installations, including one at the Sydney Opera House in 2010. Continued…Read full original article…
Original publication June 15th, 2018
Posted on NatCorn 26th June 2018
If you’re a fan of shedding your clothes, you may be interested to learn that a giant picnic will be held in a public park in Paris to celebrate the inaugural Journée Parisienne du Naturisme (Parisian Day of Naturism). The event will take place on 24 June at the naturist area of the Bois de Vincennes, east of the French capital.
The event is being run by the ANP L’Association des Naturistes de Paris and the plan is that it will be held in future on the last Sunday of June annually. This year, a yoga class will be held at 11.30am followed by the picnic, and the event itself runs from 10am to 6pm. The naturist area at the park opened for two months in 2017, and has re-opened for six months this year, forming part of the city’s “open-minded vision for the use of Parisian public spaces.” The zone is open between 8am and 7.30pm near the park’s bird reserve until October. Continued…Read full original article…
Source: Lonely Planet
Original publication 11 June 2018
Posted on NatCorn 22nd June 2018
Cada año, en el país en que desconocidos van desnudos a la sauna, se celebra esta competición nudista, llamada Nakukymppi, una carrera con todos sus participantes desnudos, en el municipio de Padasjoki.
Este campeonato es todo un éxito, al menos en cuanto a público, alrededor de 800 personas asisten a la carrera como espectadores cada año. En cuanto a participantes… bueno, poquito a poco, en el año fueron 69 competidores, 105 participantes se unieron al evento en 2016.
Nakukymppi es un evento para todas las personas de mente abierta que estén interesadas en los deportes ligeros en la hermosa naturaleza finlandesa. Continued…Read full original article…
Source: Info Nudismo
Original publication 12/06/2018
Posted on NatCorn 20th June 2018
Las instalaciones de Lago abren a las 11h de la mañana y cierran a las 21h. Se trata de un día de libre uso de bañador. Por ello es muy conveniente estar allí desde la apertura para crear un ambiente mayoritario nudista que empuje a los usuarios que vayan entrando a unirse y se aventuren a probar la mejor forma de disfrutar de un día de piscina. La mejor con gran diferencia. Animar a vuestros amigos y familias a participar de esta experiencia, especialmente educativa para los niños y niñas. Sólo está abierta la piscina de abajo ya que el resto se las instalaciones están en obras.
Un año más, ADN celebra el Día Mundial del Naturismo con una jornada nudista en la Piscina de Lago, en la Casa de Campo de Madrid, con metro a la puerta. Lleva el bocadillo, bebida y crema protectora. Continued…Read full original article…
Source: Naturistas de Madrid
Original publication 9 DE JUNIO DE 2018
Posted on NatCorn 18th June 2018
A MONMOUTHSHIRE naturist club hopes to encourage more residents from the area to join and will hold an open day at its Trellech site on Saturday June 16.
Western Sunfolk currently welcomes naturists from as far afield as Ireland and The Netherlands but wants to attract more people from closer to home.
“It’s a wonderful community where everyone looks after each other”, said Ros Clow, who first visited Western Sunfolk with her husband in 1972.
The group’s members take part in the planning, building, and upkeep of all the site’s facilities.
The June 16 event is open to guests of all ages and includes a variety of activities from boules and croquet to sunbathing and swimming.
There will also be the opportunity to try out miniten, a tennis-like game created by, and for, naturists.
Ros is keen to stress to anyone interested that there is no sexual element to naturism, and that the environment at Western Sunfolk is family-friendly. Continued…Read full original article…
Source: South Wales Argus
Original publication 3rd June 2018
Posted on NatCorn 7th June 2018
Irish nudists plan to kick BUTT this World No Tobacco Day by gathering on Wicklow beach to fight cigarette-ends problem
Birthday suit buffs will gather on a beach near Brittas to attack the rubbish issue
IRISH nudists plan to kick BUTT this morning for World No Tobacco Day.
Birthday suit buffs, who recently celebrated the awarding of a skinny dip spot, will gather on a beach near Brittas, Co Wicklow, to fight the fag-ends problem.
It comes as the Irish Naturists Association prepares to celebrate Ireland’s first ever flesh-friendly dip site.
Earlier this year, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council agreed to erect public notices at Hawk Cliff in Dalkey, south Co Dublin, warning others about bare-cheeked bathers.
We revealed the move followed law changes which mean naked swimmers are doing nothing illegal. And ahead of the official unveiling of the signs, naturists want to attack the rubbish issue. Continued…Read full original article…
Source: The Irish Sun
Original publication 31st May 2018
Posted on NatCorn 2nd June 2018
A man who completed Kent’s 5k naked run bares all about his experience
He even went for a swim and had some food at the Naturist Foundation
More than 130 people attempted a 5km run in Kent last weekend. There was one catch though. None of them had any clothes on.
Pete Redwood-Smith, 23, owner of Barney’s Pet Supplies, was one of those people and travelled all the way from Essex to compete on Sunday (May 13).
He chose to take part in the event at The Naturist Foundation in Orpington as part of his challenge to complete 52 runs in a year to raise money for charity.
Pete explained how this particular run took a lot more courage than any other run he had previously signed up for.
He said: “As someone that’s struggled with anxiety and depression from a young age, signing up for a naked race was a big deal for me. Continued…Read full original article…
Source: Kent Live
Original publication 19 MAY 2018
Posted on NatCorn 27th May 2018
Ayer leyendo noticias en un periódico digital leí una noticia sobre la World Naked Bike Ride, una prueba de cicloturismo que consiste en ir en bolas y en bici, y me hizo recordar las veces que he pensado que el deporte nudista no tiene sentido.
Estoy de acuerdo con la libertad de expresión, de acuerdo con el nudismo, totalmente a favor que cada uno haga lo que quiera con su cuerpo, lo que le apetezca siempre que no haga daño a nadie, pero la verdad no le veo ningún sentido a hacer deporte desnudo. Continued…Read full original article…
Original publication 5 Junio 2015
Posted on NatCorn 21st May 2018