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Big Beach Cleans – Newquay Zoo
Help us keep the shores clean this summer!

These FREE events will give you the chance to help the environment and learn more about local species, biodiversity and the shores around us.

Newquay, famously known for its beaches, is in need of a clean up to protect our local wildlife and beautiful coastlines. With litter being brought in by the tide and visitors to the beaches it has never been more important to help clean up our sands and learn a little on the way.

By helping us with our coastal clean ups, you could also be in with a chance of winning a penguin experience for two at Newquay Zoo. Simply book onto a beach clean with us to enter!*

Locations and Times:
Saturday 22nd June – Porth Beach, Newquay, Time 13:00 until 16:00 approx.

Saturday 21st September – Towan Beach, Newquay, Time 13:00 until 16:00 approx.

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Source: Newquay Zoo

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Happy St Pirans Day to all our followers and naturist communities in Cornwall.

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Saint Piran or Pyran (Cornish: Peran, Latin: Piranus), died c. 480, was a 5th-century Cornish abbot and saint, supposedly of Irish origin. He is the patron saint of tin-miners, and is also generally regarded as the patron saint of Cornwall, although Saint Michael and Saint Petroc also have some claim to this title.

St Piran’s Day started as one of the many tinners’ holidays observed by the tin miners of Cornwall. Other miners’ holidays of a similar nature include Picrous Day and Chewidden Thursday. The miners of Breage and Germoe observed St Piran’s feast day as that of their patron saint until at least 1764.

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What’s it like to go to a family nude swimming session?
“At my first event, I slung a towel over my shoulder and went down for breakfast – naked.”

Events organiser Pamela Fraser, 27, went to her first naturism event 14 months ago. She’s been to 20 since.

Spa days, archery, yoga, cider-tasting and even a Fawlty Towers-themed night with actors playing Basil, Sybil and Manuel – all without an item of clothing in sight.

She describes the first time she got naked at a large gathering as a “non-event’, adding “you soon realise people aren’t interested in what you look like.”

On Saturday, she’ll join around 300 others of all ages, paying up to £21 for a skinny dip at Blackpool’s Sandcastle Water Park.

“It’s no different to going swimming with your costume on,” Pamela believes. “A lot of female costumes don’t hide much anyway.”

Pamela Fraser says she has "never been worried about what I look like"
Pamela Fraser says she has “never been worried about what I look like” Pamela Fraser

So why take your clothes off?

“The whole idea is you’re stepping back from the stress of life and the feeling that you have to fit into a certain mould.”

“You wouldn’t take your work clothes with you when you go on holiday and when you go home you probably get changed.

“Sometimes I get in from work and take all my clothes off – that’s me saying this is now my free time.”

Pamela is one of 9,000 people who pay about £44 a year to be members of the British Naturism (BN) organisation. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: BBC News

Original publication 02 March 2019

Posted on NatCorn 2 weeks ago

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Petition launched against nude family swim at Blackpool’s Sandcastle – this is what naturists have to say about it
Campaigners say allowing children at the event ‘is a massive safeguarding issue’

A nude family swim session at Blackpool’s Sandcastle Waterpark has attracted a backlash from campaigners who say children should not be allowed at the event.

We revealed how the skinny dipping event is taking place this weekend and open to adults and kids of all ages.

Organised by British Naturism, visitors will be ditching their costumes and trunks to ride the water slides and wave machines in nothing but their birthday suits.

It’s the group’s tenth year at the Sandcastle, where they’re expecting around 300 visitors this Saturday evening, but not everyone is happy with the event.

An online petition has been launched by Emma Hadaway, from Crewe, who says: “I truly believe this is a massive safeguarding issue, children being naked around adults neither their parents or themselves know.”

She adds: “It may be a private event but children should be protected no matter what and should not be allowed at such events. The solution to this would be either to make it an 18s and over only event or to not allow the event to happen full stop.

“I have absolutely nothing against naturists and their lifestyle choice except when it comes to the safety of children.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Manchester Evening News

Original publication 28 FEB 2019

Posted on NatCorn 3 weeks ago

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And the Bride Wore, Um, Nothing (the Groom, Too)

When Carolyn Hawkins, 75, officiates at weddings, sometimes she dresses up and sometimes she dresses down. Way down. Like not at all.

Ms. Hawkins is a nudist. She has been a nudist for 38 years. Last year, she performed five nude weddings.

“The bride and groom are usually naked if they want to have a nude wedding, and sometimes they ask me to be. Sometimes I just wear a cover-up,” said Ms. Hawkins who has officiated at nearly 20 nude weddings, typically one or two each year, since the early 1990s. “I do whatever they want me to do.”

Jack Seay, 64, and Colleen Gordon, 66, married July 23, 2016 at Wildwood Naturist’s Resort, a 118-acre clothing-free facility, in Decatur, Tex.
Jack Seay, 64, and Colleen Gordon, 66, married July 23, 2016 at Wildwood Naturist’s Resort, a 118-acre clothing-free facility, in Decatur, Tex.

There are 31,000 registered nudists in the United States, according to Ms. Hawkins who is also the director of club relations for the American Association for Nude Recreation. She resides in Kissimmee, Fla., at Cypress Cove Nudist Resort, a 300-acre facility with hotel rooms, apartments, campgrounds, restaurants and a clubhouse, where she marries couples.

“Usually they’re in their late 20s, 30s, 40s,” Ms. Hawkins said. “One couple I had last year was 62. They had been together for quite sometime and weren’t really planning on getting married. One day they approached me, ‘Hey if we get our marriage license, would you marry us?’” She did.

Couples who opt for clothing-optional weddings are often nudists, but not always. Some brides and grooms have other motivations. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: New York Times

Original publication Feb. 13, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 4 weeks ago

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Daring to bare: 150 nudists skip across a beach in practice run for world record attempt

  • Nudists gather on Perth beach for skinny dipping world record practice run
  • Event organiser hopes naked dip will help Perth to regain skinny dipping title
  • The Australian city held record for three years before Ireland took over in 2018

More than 150 nudists gathered together on a Perth beach in a practice run for a future attempt at the skinning dipping world record.

Georgia Rose, the event organiser, hopes the naked practice dip held on Saturday will help Perth regain the title for the largest number of people skinny dipping simultaneously.

The practice skinny dip event (pictured) at Swanbourne nudist beach, WA, attracted people from their early 20s up to their late 60s
The practice skinny dip event (pictured) at Swanbourne nudist beach, WA, attracted people from their early 20s up to their late 60s

The Australian city held the record for three years before Ireland took over in 2018.

Speaking about the practice dip, Ms Rose told The West Australian: ‘We were all celebrating positive body image and embracing all of who we are.’ Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mail

Original publication 10 February 2019

Posted on NatCorn 12th February 2019

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A Lighter Look At Life: Stripped bare… the naked truth about naturism
Yes, I peeled off for the convention – and spent the weekend shunning those individuals considerably bigger in the trouser department

Surprised, frankly, by the number of intellectuals at Saturday’s gathering of Young British Naturists (YBN). Doctors, solicitors, civil servants and IT specialists let it all hang out at the Midlands homage to “body confidence”.

They believe nudism is socialism in its purest form: only by shedding designer clothes and expensive bling can we be free from judging individuals by their chattels and accoutrements. In the buff, we’re all equal, claim naturists.

So why are there no nude photographs of Lenin?

Mike working hard to bring you the nudes, sorry, news
Mike working hard to bring you the nudes, sorry, news

As a philosophy, it’s deeply flawed. Yes, I peeled off for the convention – and spent the weekend shunning those individuals considerably bigger in the trouser department.

Rip away the trappings of wealth and mankind simply finds other things to be envious about.

One teacher asked during the flesh-fest at Erdington’s Clover Spa: “Have you read Marx?”

“Yes,” I admitted. “I think it’s the wicker furniture.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Hinckley Times

Original publication 2 APR 2014

Posted on NatCorn 26th January 2019

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Eating Nude: Why Naked Restaurants Are Not Good Business…Yet

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.’

Diners eat in the nude at the closing nudist restaurant 'O'naturel' in Paris
Diners eat in the nude at the closing nudist restaurant ‘O’naturel’ in Paris Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP/Getty Images

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…

Source: Forbes

Original publication Jan 13, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 20th January 2019

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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…

Source: B24/7

Original publication Feb 21, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 19th January 2019

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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 17th January 2019

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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.

Key points:

  • 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.”

Organisers say the event brings the whole nudist community together.
Organisers say the event brings the whole nudist community together. DAVID PILLAR

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…

Source: abc

Original publication 11 January 2019

Posted on NatCorn 15th January 2019

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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.

In the buff at Zipolite beach.
In the buff at Zipolite beach.

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 14th January 2019

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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.

Nudestock 10 will take place next year
Nudestock 10 will take place next year

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

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A nudist’s guide to body confidence

“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.

Jane Baker has been a member of the naturism community since 2016
Jane Baker has been a member of the naturism community since 2016 Jane Baker

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

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‘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

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How often do you get the chance to be naked in an Art Gallery ??

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

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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.

Michael Fabricant MP
Michael Fabricant MP PA

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…

Source: BBC

Original publication 22 October 2018

Posted on NatCorn 29th October 2018

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Wellington naturists bare all for National Nude Gardening Day

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…

Source: NewsHub

Original publication 20/10/2018

Posted on NatCorn 26th October 2018

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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.

NAKED CINEMA: Nudists have been stripping off to enjoy the experience
NAKED CINEMA: Nudists have been stripping off to enjoy the experience PASHTUT

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…

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Posted on NatCorn 24th October 2018

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O’Naturel: the first naked restaurant in Paris

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

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UK’s official naturist group sees boost in membership for first time in 15 years

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.

Nudists practice yoga in the inaugural Parisian Day of Naturism near Paris
Nudists practice yoga in the inaugural Parisian Day of Naturism near Paris REUTERS

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

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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.

Hundreds of skinny dippers charged into the North Sea this morning
Hundreds of skinny dippers charged into the North Sea this morning

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.

Before they stormed into the sea they were treated to fire dance on the beach
Before they stormed into the sea they were treated to fire dance on the beach

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.

The event is entering its seventh year and has seen a steady growth in numbers
The event is entering its seventh year and has seen a steady growth in numbers

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

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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.

Arthur Hill Memorial Pool, Reading
Arthur Hill Memorial Pool, Reading

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

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Dining au naturel in Dublin

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

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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.

Two club members baring all
Two club members baring all Erin Black

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…

Source: PlymouthLive

Original publication 24 SEP 2018

Posted on NatCorn 26th September 2018

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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

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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.

Artist Joe Greenwood with two of his nude paintings
Artist Joe Greenwood with two of his nude paintings Portsmouth News/Solent News

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

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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.

Picasso paintings rejected by Facebook's algorithm
Picasso paintings rejected by Facebook’s algorithm MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

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…

Source: BBC

Original publication 3 August 2018

Posted on NatCorn 1st September 2018

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‘Everything is swinging’: Aussies redefine ‘skins game’ in first Nude Golf Day

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.

Clothes are unnecessary, but shoes can still be helpful.
Clothes are unnecessary, but shoes can still be helpful. CLIVE HYDE

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…

Source: Golf.com

Original publication July 13, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 31st July 2018

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Bare Market: More than 300 naturalists to go nude to Howe Caverns

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.

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HOWE CAVERNS MICHAEL DAVIS/SYRACUSE NEW TIMES

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

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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

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A semi-secret nudist colony in North Van is having an open house tomorrow

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.

VanTan is conveniently tucked away on the North Shore
VanTan is conveniently tucked away on the North Shore

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

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Sun’s out, buns out: Nude Recreation Week, International Skinny Dip Day returns

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.

Nude Recreation Week returns July 10-16. Shangri La Ranch in New River will host an event on July 15.
Nude Recreation Week returns July 10-16. Shangri La Ranch in New River will host an event on July 15. Patrick Breen/The Republic

“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…

Source: AZCentral

Original publication Jul 5, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 21st July 2018

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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
Cost: FREE!

Bodmin Moor
Bodmin Moor The Cornwall Guide

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!

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Posted on NatCorn 20th July 2018

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North East Skinny Dip – England 2017

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

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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.

Plymouth Sun Club members Edward Lees, Simon Berriman and Paul Duckett at Plympton Swimming Pool
Plymouth Sun Club members Edward Lees, Simon Berriman and Paul Duckett at Plympton Swimming Pool Paul Slater

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…

Source: PlymouthLive

Original publication 26 JUN 2018

Posted on NatCorn 8th July 2018

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Subzero weather withers polar plunge participation

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.

Southern Free Beaches naturist club member Paul Campion makes a splash at the club’s annual winter solstice polar plunge at Warrington Beach on Saturday.
Southern Free Beaches naturist club member Paul Campion makes a splash at the club’s annual winter solstice polar plunge at Warrington Beach on Saturday. Gregor Richardson

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

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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.

They are off and heading to the water for the 2018 Dark Mofo nude swim in Hobart.
They are off and heading to the water for the 2018 Dark Mofo nude swim in Hobart. ABC News: Gregor Salmon

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…

Source: ABC

Original publication 22 June 2018

Posted on NatCorn 2nd July 2018

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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.

Naturist club members
Naturist club 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

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Spencer Tunick’s nude photoshoot in Melbourne supermarket carpark to go ahead

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 has photographed nude crowds in colourful locations across the world.
Tunick has photographed nude crowds in colourful locations across the world. REUTERS: ANDREW YATES

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…

Source: ABC

Original publication June 15th, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 26th June 2018