Events

This post relates to events that might be of interest to naturists.

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 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 Yesterday

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 3 days ago

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

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 2 weeks ago

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.Gregor Richardson
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.

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 2 weeks ago

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

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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 4 weeks ago

Naturists are invited to a giant picnic in Paris

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.

Naturists at the Bois de Vincennes park in ParisBertrand Goay/AFP/Getty Images)
Naturists at the Bois de Vincennes park in Paris

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 5 weeks ago

La carrera nudista “Nakukymppi” de Finlandia

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

Día del Naturismo con ADN en Lago

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

Monmouthshire naturist club hopes to attract more residents to join

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.

Naturist Site
Naturist Site

“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.

Irish nudists want to fight the cigarette butt problemGarrett White - The Sun
Irish nudists want to fight the cigarette butt 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).

Pete's tactically positioned certificate
Pete’s tactically positioned certificate

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

El deporte nudista un sin sentido

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…

Source: vitónica

Original publication 5 Junio 2015

Posted on NatCorn 21st May 2018

Secret Garden – World Naked Garden(ing) Day 2018 in Ireland

In our preparation for World Naked Gardening Day, members of the event team visited Corke Lodge to assess its suitability as a venue. Alfred Cochrane, the owner was unfortunately abroad, however he had instructed his head gardener to show us around. We were immediately struck by its homely intimate character. Everything about it seemed to tick all the boxes: location, discreetness, layout.

This ‘ancient garden’ of box parterres was punctuated by architectural follies which emerge mysteriously from the dense boscage of evergreen oaks and American cedars. The writhing cork oak tree with deeply corrugated bark was the garden centre piece. We were informed that it’s apparently the oldest known cork oak tree in Ireland. On the northern side of the garden I came across a Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant Redwood) which is rare in Ireland. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Irish Naturist Blog

Original publication MAY 8, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 14th May 2018

Post-World Naked Gardening Day Thoughts

I’ve been thinking [oh no, not again] about World Naked Gardening Day. I see that there are two problems associated with the concept. The first concept is that of “Garden.” Like most people, I think of garden as a place to grow food, or perhaps to grow flowers. But on closer reflection, I am taken to the term used as “The Garden of Eden.”

Lukas the day before WNGD
Lukas the day before WNGD

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Source: Sky Clad Therapist – The Naked Psyche

Original publication MAY 7, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 11th May 2018

Nude gallery visit an ‘incredible success’
Waiting list of 30,000 for Paris event which follows opening of naturist zone in park and naturist restaurant

Naturists have hailed their first nudist visit to a Paris art gallery as an “incredible success” with a waiting list of 30,000 but only 161 visitors allowed in.

Numbers were kept strictly limited for the closed-doors event at the Palais de Tokyo Centre d’Art Contemporain, which was held before normal opening hours when ‘textiles’ arrived.

Naturists from as far as the US arrived fully-clothed then undressed in a side room before viewing the Discorde, fille de la nuit exhibition. Guided groups of six were led by uniformed gallery staff to see works by such as Kader Attia, Neil Beloufa and Jean-Jacques Lebel.

Later, they had a celebratory drink, naked, on the roof of the gallery that looks over to the Eiffel Tower.

The Association des Naturistes de Paris hailed the visit as an “incredible moment, what a success!”

It added: “Mentalities are changing and naturism is becoming normal. For this visit, we had many young people; delighted women and men.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Connexion France

Original publication 7 May 2018

Posted on NatCorn 10th May 2018

What it feels like: Irish naturist (50) on why she’s happier with her clothes off – even in the snow
With Ireland due to get its first official nudist-friendly beach, Hazel Newton (50) from Cork reveals what the news means to her and why she’s happier with her clothes off – even in the snow

It was about 15 years ago when I had an epiphany. I was on holiday in Greece and there was the opportunity to go out on a boat and watch the moon rise over the mountains. It was beautiful, there was phosphorescence in the water and another lady, who had brought her swimming togs, got in to swim.

One with nature: Hazel Newton is part of the Irish Naturism AssociationHelio Leon
One with nature: Hazel Newton is part of the Irish Naturism Association

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Source: Irish Independent

Original publication April 22 2018

Posted on NatCorn 8th May 2018

World Naked Gardening Day

The New Zealand Naturist Federation is supporting the annual World Naked Gardening Day event and encouraging people around the country to garden without clothes on this Saturday.

Inspired by the success of the World Naked Bike Ride, the inaugural World Naked Gardening Day took place in September 2005 and in 2007 the event date was moved to the first Saturday in May annually.

Andrew Miller - New Zealand Naturist Federation

Second only to swimming, gardening is at the top of the list of family-friendly activities people are most ready to consider doing nude. Gardening naked is not only a simple joy, but as you feel the sun and breeze on your skin it gives a healthy sense of both our body acceptance and our relation to the nature and the environment.

Anyone can garden, young or old, singles, family or community groups. From planting a herb garden or annuals on an apartment balcony, and families raking leaves in the back yard, to pulling invasive weeds along a bush track and cleaning up a section of beach.

In New Zealand, it is not illegal to be naked on your own property and in appropriate public places, such as beaches or even regional parks. It is not the lack of clothes that is the issue but any bad or deliberately offensive behaviour that goes with it. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: New Zealand Naturist Federation

Original publication MAY 3, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 5th May 2018

World Naked Gardening Day
No, we’re not making this up. It’s real, and quite popular.

While many of you may be getting ready for Cinco De Mayo this Saturday, a lesser known holiday is making people take off their clothes, sometimes without the alcohol.

World Naked Gardening Day is celebrating its 14th anniversary this year and naturists and nudists all over the state are firing up their weed whackers to shine a light on a lifestyle that’s rarely seen.

It all started in Seattle in 2005 by a professor and his friend who organized nudist events and were looking for a new project. They settled on gardening in the buff to remind themselves and other of our ties to the natural world.

“It brings awareness to the nudist lifestyle on the heels of Earth Day,” says Kelli McGuffey, a nudist living in Springfield, Tennessee. “It sort of snowballed from a group of like-minded people who like to be surrounded by nature.”

McGuffey took her first foray into the naturist way of living by attending parties thrown by her mentor Marianna Handler in Sewanee, Tennessee.

“I was feeling pretty good about myself around this 86-year-old woman being naked at the top of a mountain in the middle of nowhere,” says McGuffey. “I actually met my husband at one of the parties and we had our first date without clothes. You had to bring your own towel!” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Chattanooga Pulse

Original publication May 2, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 5th May 2018

The naturist trail: ‘Once you try it, there’s no going back’
Pat Gallagher, president of the Irish Naturist Association, and his wife, Mary, are among the few in Ireland willing to speak publicly about the lifestyle. They started off by accident, says Pat

You might think that nudists would be fairly visible and easy to track down. Isn’t there a latent exhibitionism in casting your clothes to the wind and stepping out mother-naked into the sunshine? An out-and-proud statement of personal freedom? But when I set out to find them, it turns out that many Irish naturists are keen to keep their identities, if not their bodies, firmly under wraps, and at least some of them are as slippery as eels.

Pat Gallagher at his home in Roscommon with Fionola MeredithBrenda Fitzsimons
Pat Gallagher at his home in Roscommon with Fionola Meredith

A prospective encounter with a secret group of nudists from north Co Antrim looks promising until it becomes clear that the price of meeting them was the surrender of my own clothes, in the interests of creating “a level playing field”.

“Go on: dare to bare,” they repeatedly urge me. When I decline, pleading a preference for private nudity – I have no problem leaping naked into the surf on a remote Donegal beach, and have done so, but I don’t want anyone else around to watch me do it – the trail suddenly goes cold. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Irish Times

Original publication Aug 25, 2014

Posted on NatCorn 3rd May 2018

Nudist swims for kids defended as ‘safe, happy and healthy’
Ryedale Naturist Club offered children free tickets to its naked swims :: Leading naturists said the sessions are in children’s ‘best interest’

Naturists have jumped to the defence of naked child swim sessions, claiming they are in children’s “best interest”.

Leading lovers of nature hit back against “mass hysteria” prompted by Ryedale Naturist Club’s free swim offer to under 18s.

A council investigation was launched into the club after The Gazette disclosed details of an advert encouraging kids to swim nude alongside adults at Derwent Pool, near Malton, North Yorkshire .

References to children, and the club’s free entry offer, have since been deleted from the club’s website after a flurry of online anger.

Derwent Pool, near Malton is offering £5 naked swim sessionsGoogle
Derwent Pool, near Malton is offering £5 naked swim sessions

But British Naturism (BN) stood by the sessions, saying: “A naturist environment is a safe, happy and healthy environment for a child to be a part of.

“Prudery, not openness or nudity, harms children.”

Andrew Calow, from BN Yorkshire, said it is in a child’s “best interest” to see real bodies rather than explore the internet.

He said: “Don’t let readers’ prejudices masquerade as facts. Naturism is a family activity enjoyed by people all over the world.

“Children are safe attending a naturist swim with their parents. They attend as part of a family unit.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: GazetteLive

Original publication 25 APR 2018

Posted on NatCorn 26th April 2018

Previous Article on this issue: Nudist paradise: The public pool hosting £5 naked swim sessions and ‘kids go free’ offer

Early Start to Naked Gardening Day

I still have about a week or so before I can begin to work my garden, likely during the first days of May. My Montana friends, M and his good wife S have already managed to work their raised garden beds.

Early start to gardening au naturel with M&S
Early start to gardening au naturel with M&S

Gardening is all about the prep work as much as it is about planting seeds and gathering the harvest. During the winter, we save as much of our biodegradable organic material as we can, from coffee grinds, to egg shells, and the leavings of vegetable preparation. As soon as the snow melts, I spread the mixture onto the surface of the garden before tilling it into the soil as early as possible. Then, I turn the garden a second time just before it is time to plant seeds and whatever so that the soil is well mixed and ready for new plants. Then, just before we plant the seeds, I set up the climbing material for peas and any other climbing plant we should decide to try in the garden. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Sky Clad Therapist

Original publication APRIL 24, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 25th April 2018

Nudist paradise: The public pool hosting £5 naked swim sessions and ‘kids go free’ offer
Naturists from Teesside and beyond flock to a council-owned pool in North Yorkshire to bare all :: Even children are encouraged to swim nude

The idyllic North Yorkshire district of Ryedale is an unlikely nudist paradise.

Best known for Eden Camp, Flamingo Land and Castle Howard, it boasts a much more obscure attraction.

Derwent Pool, near Malton is offering £5 naked swim sessionsGoogle
Derwent Pool, near Malton is offering £5 naked swim sessions

Naturists from Teesside and further afield flock to council-run Derwent Pool, near Malton, for £5 naked swim sessions.

The public pool and sauna offers the “best chance of a naked swim” in the North when its doors close to the public between 3pm and 5pm every other Sunday.

“Our swims are just like going to any council-run swimming pool except we don’t use swim-wear,” proclaims Ryedale Naturist Club’s website. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: GazetteLive

Original publication 22 APR 2018

Posted on NatCorn 23rd April 2018

Standard Deviations: ‘Nakationing’ — naked vacationing — is a thing?
They’re calling it “one of the fastest growing trends in both travel and recreation.” Me? I call it just plain awkward.

Apparently, the “nakation” is a thing now.

At least, that’s what the American Association for Nude Recreation would have us believe.

You’ve heard of the “staycation”? The “mancation”? Even the “praycation”? Well, get ready for the nakation, a trademarked combination of “naked” and “vacation.”

Logo for International Skinny Dip Day
Logo for International Skinny Dip Day

I know about the nakation because awhile back a friend forwarded to me an email from the aforementioned AANR — based in Kissimmee, Florida — announcing that the group has designated the second Saturday in July as International Skinny Dip Day. This raises two troubling questions, in my mind:

1. Isn’t it a tad presumptuous for a group calling itself the American Association for Nude Recreation to assume it has the authority to declare an International Skinny Dip Day? I mean, you’d think they’d at least get input from naked people in other countries before making such a bold proclamation.

2. Why would anyone send an email about skinny dipping to me, the guy about which there’s absolutely nothing that could even remotely be considered “skinny”? Continued…Read full original article

Source: Standard-Examiner

Original publication APRIL 15, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 16th April 2018

Diez refrescantes eventos nudistas para el verano

La primavera ya ha llegado a la ciudad, y es el momento perfecto para comenzar a soñar con el verano. ¿Cuáles son tus planes para este año? ¿Acampando en Croacia? ¿Un hermoso complejo en Grecia? ¿O tal vez en algún lugar un poco más como Bangkok, por ejemplo?

¡Todas las ideas maravillosas y grandes planes para unas vacaciones de verano geniales! Pero si quieres hacer algo realmente extraordinario este año, mira uno de estos eventos nudistas. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Info Nudismo

Original publication 05/04/2018

Posted on NatCorn 10th April 2018

Nudists being welcomed to Irish leisure centres to use pools, saunas, steam rooms and even water slides as naturist community continues to grow
Indoor private nude swim sessions are growing in popularity across the country

NUDISTS have been hosted in seven swimming pools – including one with a slide – as the community grows in numbers across Ireland, we can reveal.

The latest new venue to rent out their facilities was Coral Leisure in Co Monaghan which allowed naturists to use its pool, sauna, steam room and even its water chute.

Indoor private nude swim sessions are growing in popularity in IrelandStock image
Indoor private nude swim sessions are growing in popularity in Ireland

They used the venue last month and plan to do so again in April.

Manager Ciaran Murtagh said they had no complaints – and revealed he is happy to provide the fully-clothed lifeguard duties himself.

He said: “It is not exactly for me, but whatever you are into!

“No complaints. They are a private user group. They pay a rental fee to come in outside of normal opening hours. We have had no issues.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Irish Sun

Original publication 3rd April 2018

Posted on NatCorn 7th April 2018

Connect with nature at Auckland nudist group’s open day

Come for the sausage sizzle and stay to discover a different way of life.

The Auckland Outdoor Naturist Club is throwing open the gates and encouraging kiwis to have a look at what naturism has to offerLeilani Hatch/Manawatu Standard
The Auckland Outdoor Naturist Club is throwing open the gates and encouraging kiwis to have a look at what naturism has to offer

Clothing is optional.

The Auckland Outdoor Naturist Club (AONC) in Swanson, Auckland, is throwing open their gates on March 24 and 25. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Stuff

Original publication March 21 2018

Posted on NatCorn 22nd March 2018

Cyclists bare all for Golden Bay World Naked Bike Ridet

Nude cyclists bared all in Golden Bay this weekend to promote freedom and body awareness.

The World Naked Bike Ride on Saturday attracted about 30 naked cyclists from all over New Zealand and the world.

Travellers embrace their first naked ride. German man Marco Fisher, left, Vivi from France, and UK man William Henderson.NINA HINDMARSH/STUFF
Travellers embrace their first naked ride. German man Marco Fisher, left, Vivi from France, and UK man William Henderson.

While the event started out 14 years ago as a protest to raise awareness for safer cycling conditions and sustainability, in Golden Bay it has slowly become a popular event for naturists, or nudists, and their clubs from around the country. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Stuff

Original publication March 4 2018

Posted on NatCorn 10th March 2018

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

St Piran Day Perranporth ©
St Piran Day (Perranporth)

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.

Nudist Reality vs. Cancelled Calgary Nude Swimming Event

It’s 2018 and the community that wears a swimsuit in the pool or ocean has a long way to go to understand the nudist lifestyle and values Recently the city of Calgary cancelled a nude swimming event planned for an indoor swimming/recreation facility sponsored by the group Calgary Nude Recreation.

This wasn’t the first time a nudist group had rented a city of Calgary owned facility for an event and it won’t be the last either. Unfortunately this time, public outcry and threats of violence pushed city officials to cancel the event. An online petition supported by more than 22,000 people framed the argument against the event stating the following concerns:

“I respect the concept and believe in an 18+ setting it could be a popular event. However, having naked children around a bunch of naked adults doesnt seem like a good idea for any reason. Realistically there is alot of mental illness out there that this event could trigger/effect. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Clothing Optional Trips

Original publication January 21, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 28th January 2018

A Matter of Principle or Cutting off my nose to spite my face

Today was supposed to be my first Naturist swim at our local pool. The group organizer on Facebook contacted us to say that the pool double booked with another naturist group.

Normally this might not have been an issue but as I know the other group and their principles, I opted not to go feigning the onset of a cold.

Why would I deny myself a chance to go skinny dipping you ask? Well, you see, I once tried to join this other group only to be refused membership because I was a single male naturist. Their reasoning? They want an equal men to women ratio and said I could join if I brought a female companion. What a load of *%#! Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naturist Fab

Original publication JANUARY 20, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 25th January 2018

WNBR – Mexico City 2017

It’s been a month since the devastating earthquake in Mexico City, and let’s hope it will recover well, to be better than before. I saw quite a bit of this city in June during one of the most fun events imaginable: the World Naked Bike Ride! Already in my first ever WNBR – in Madrid 2009 – it was clear that such rides provide an amazing way to see the city, and in the company of hundreds naked (or so) people. Can you think of a better city tour? And it’s all for a great cause to promote cycling to be the major mode of urban transportation in response to ever increasing pollution and overpopulation. Nudity here helps to get the message across: cyclists use the pure power of human body (so, show that body!) – and yet we are the ones who are most prone to the truly indecent exposure to the traffic and vehicle pollution.

And it doesn’t hurt to get some more specific messages written on those naked bodies, so in the beginning of the event, many people spend time with body-painting and decorating themselves in other funny and creative ways. I had ‘energía pura’ written on my thigh, and this guy – ‘fragile’, another reminded to keep the distance of 1.5 m away from cars (‘distancia de autos 1.5 m’), others just acknowledged their love to cycling, etc etc. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Active Naturists

Original publication 20 October 2017

Posted on NatCorn 24th January 2018

Europeans take off their trousers for annual ‘No Pants Subway Ride’
Organisers say there is “no agenda for the event apart from a desire to make others laugh and smile.”

People in cities across Europe took off their trousers in public on Sunday for the annual ‘No Pants Subway Ride.’

The 17th edition of the worldwide trouserless train ride has seen events organised in European cities including Copenhagen, Prague, Zurich, Lisbon, London and Berlin.

Alltagshelden Schweiz

Hundreds of people had signed up to join the events in Europe, pledging to take off their trousers en masse while travelling on the underground. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: euronews

Original publication 07/01/2018

16th January 2018

Take a ‘Nakation’ on International Skinny Dip Day, July 14

The American Association for Nude Recreation has officially designated the second Saturday in July as International Skinny Dip Day.

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Skinny-dipping, a tradition as old as mankind and frequently shown in art and movies, celebrates the joy of plunging into water without the hindrance of clothing. To celebrate this rite of summer, the association declared July 14 as the day when everyone can free themselves of clothes and inhibitions by taking a dip au natural in their backyard pool, a secluded spot on a river or lake, at a sanctioned nude beach or at one of the association’s 200 clubs and resorts throughout the U.S., Canada and internationally.

International Skinny Dip Day serves as the culminating event during National Nude Recreation Week, an annual celebration for individuals and families to visit clothing-optional clubs for a “Nakation.” Events throughout the week at the association’s locations include open houses, dance parties, sports tournaments, chili cook-offs, “bare buns” fun runs, health screenings and art shows. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: TribLive

Original publication Jan. 2, 2018

5th January 2018

Blotebillenduik Twiske warm en druk! (filmpje)
Natuurlijk hebben wij elkaar klokslag twaalf vannacht een gelukkig nieuwjaar gewenst, maar eigenlijk begon 2018 pas echt vanmiddag om 14:00 uur.

De traditionele blotebillennieuwjaarsduik In het Baaiegat in ’t Twiske markeerde een genoeglijk fris begin van het jaar dat voor ons ligt.

 

Wij waren erbij, genoten ervan en zagen dat de opkomst weer groter was dan vorig jaar. Na afloop werd er geproost met glühwein, chocomelk en champagne. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: De Orkaan

Original publication 1 januari 2018

3rd January 2018

Nudist festival: ‘You’re going back to that freedom’
The president of a nudist group says she hopes more people will consider naturism and join their annual festival which begins today in Wellington.

The New Zealand Naturist Federation expects about 130 people to show up to its 66th national festival in Te Marua which runs for a week.

The New Zealand Naturist Federation expects about 130 people to show up to its 66th national festival which runs for a weeksylv1rob1/123RF
The New Zealand Naturist Federation expects about 130 people to show up to its 66th national festival which runs for a week

Its president Donna Miller said going nude has physical benefits such as absorbing vitamin D without the barrier of clothes.

“It relieves stress and it also [goes] back to when you were a child, when you would run around without clothes and without a care in the world,” she said.

“You’re going back to that freedom … before so-called responsibilities and interactments came in and it’s a great way to be. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: RNZ

Original publication 28 December 2017

31st December 2017

Artist Claudia Sahuquillo Hopes To Normalise Nudity, One Brush Stroke At A Time
#SkinIsTheNewCanvas

Artist Claudia Sahuquillo uses naked bodies as canvases to paint beautiful works of art and, in doing so, hopes to normalise nudity.

Sahuquillo paints patterns including eyes, feathers and flowers on people’s bodies in bright bursts of colour.

Much of her work focuses on painting across women’s bare breasts, which enables her to share her work on social media without it being removed.

The body painter, from Barcelona, shares most of her work on Instagram using the hashtag #skinisthenewcanvas. The unique subject has gained her more than 50,000 followers. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Huffington Post

Original publication 02/08/2017

28th December 2017

‘Nude dudes’ – and ladies – wanted for Tauranga naked swim for breast cancer charity

Tauranga will host a mass skinny dip for a good cause next year.

Registrations have opened for the inaugural “Nude Dude” charity swim to be held on March 15, 2018, at an unnamed Western Bay beach.

Tauranga will host a mass skinny dip next year to raise money for a breast cancer charityBay of Plenty Times
Tauranga will host a mass skinny dip next year to raise money for a breast cancer charity

After registering, nude dudes – who can be of any gender – must fundraise a certain amount – $300 for individuals and $1000 for groups of up to four – to make the cut for the R18 birthday suit 100m splash in the surf.

Only those competing will be given access to the beach, and there will be no spectators allowed.

The swim will be a fundraiser for Tauranga’s Breast Cancer Support Service, which provides emotional and practical support for women with breast cancer and their families, and receives no government funding. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: New Zealand Herald

Original publication 19 Dec, 2017

22nd December 2017

Small rural town of Eltham gets free nude photography workshop to promote better body image
A Wellington artist has received more than $3000 to get the women of a tiny rural town to pose in the nude.

Mandi Lynn has been given a grant by the South Taranaki Creative Communities scheme.

Photographer Mandi Lynn is bringing her nude photography workshop to Eltham, population 1941.KAROLINA STUS
Photographer Mandi Lynn is bringing her nude photography workshop to Eltham, population 1941.

She will use it to bring her raw semi-nude art to the Taranaki town of Eltham, population 1941, to promote positive body image among women.

Lynn said the two day workshop, which will take place in early January, was perfectly timed for those who have just made New Year’s resolutions.

“They’re going to thinking about their bodies and summer, bikini bodies,” she said. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Stuff

Original publication 4 December 2017

10th December 2017