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Naked run organisers in northern France ‘overwhelmed’ by interest
Organisers of a naked 6km running race have had to impose entry limits after being overwhelmed with the level of interest in their event.

The Hauts-de-France Naturistes group were astonished when a post promoting the first ever nude run in Berck-sur-Mer in the Pas-de-Calais département was viewed 600,000 times on Facebook.

The post, featuring a stylised drawing of naked runners, asked viewers: “Do you like to run naked or have you always dreamed of doing it? Come and join us on Sunday, September 22th on the naturist beach of Berck.”

The 6km beach run is organised by a local naturist organisation.
The 6km beach run is organised by a local naturist organisation. AFP

“We didn’t think we would arouse such interest,” says Philippe Lehembre, president of the Hauts-de-France Naturistes.

“It’s true that this is the first time we’ve organised a race, but we do activities all year round,” he told Le Parisien.

In fact local officials became so worried about the potential size of the event that the group was forced to apply for a permit and limit numbers for the race – which consists of two laps around a 3km circuit on the beach – to 60.

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Source: The Local

Original publication 5 September 2019

Posted on NatCorn Yesterday

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World Naturism Day – Nudist Record, July 7, 2019

On Sunday, July 7, 2019, World Naturism Day was celebrated, set by the International Naturist Federation (FNI), and from the Catalan Club Association of Naturism the First Nudist Record was organized in 24 beaches of nudist tradition in Catalonia. The proposal was to make a day of promotion of nudism in the beaches of nudist tradition, to claim it, to demand more respect towards nudists, and to remember the resolution of the Catalan Ombudsman on nudism that asks the municipalities to ensure that nudism can be done in all the coastal municipalities and that indicate the beaches of nudist tradition.

In most of the beaches where the first nudist record was organized, it worked very well, with very good acceptance from the users and with a very good participation. Only on some beaches there were few participants, or the chain could not be made. In the vast majority chains of tens or more than a hundred naked people were made.
The result was that 1,932 people gathered among the different beaches, who had previously been handed a commemorative bracelet and had explained the proposal. In addition, as expected, a count was made of the total number of nudists in each beach that was more than 6000, a fairly important fact.

On some beaches a shared vermouth was also made and commemorative reusable cups of this day were distributed to sensitize against single-use plastic. For this reason the label was used in the networks: #NusxPlaneta

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Source: Spanish Naturism Federation

Original publication August 29, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 2 weeks ago

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NUMBERS BARE UP Irish naturists getting kit off during heatwave weather with ‘nude meet-up’ at Dublin’s Hawk Cliff
IRISH naturists let it all hang out as they lap up the heatwave and declared: “Come and join us.”

The buff lovers gave the boiling weather the bum’s rush by getting their kit off by the sea.

Our pictures show members of the Irish Naturist Association holding a “nude meet-up” yesterday [22 July 2019] at Hawk Cliff in posh Dalkey, south Dublin.

With the country set for more sweltering sunshine today, nudie bosses stressed the importance of suncream as temperatures soared to 26°C.

INA members let it all hang out
INA members let it all hang out

And speaking to the Irish Sun last night, INA president Pat Gallagher told how they have been blessed with their bare share of new members recently — and insisted they would welcome new more recruits.

He said: “We hold events across the country on a regular basis and everyone is welcome.

“When you get the good weather, you always seem to attract the numbers.

“Our membership has been increasing in recent times. There are more and more events across the country.

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Source: The Irish Sun

Original publication 23 Jul 2019

Posted on NatCorn 26th July 2019

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Woman, 52, is the ‘happiest she’s ever been’ after ditching clothes to become a naturist
A WOMAN has opened up about how “whipping of her clothes off” helped her regain confidence after “everything went wrong at the same time”.

Jane Baker, a first aid trainer, hit rock bottom after losing her job and relationship.

But when the 52-year-old spotted an advert in a local paper for an event at a naturist B&B, it all changed for her.

Now the mum-of-four admits that stripping off at the nudist hog roast party changed her life.

Speaking about the experience, Jane, from Carmarthen, South West Wales, said: “I stuck out like a sore thumb when I arrived. [It was] surrounded by three dozen or so strangers, all completely nude.

“But after I whipped off my clothes I felt the most comfortable I had in years.”

HAPPY: When she began naturism it changed her life
HAPPY: When she began naturism it changed her life

Jane, whose confidence was at an all-time low, will never forget her first foray into nudity.

She added: “Everything seemed to be going wrong at the same time and I knew I wanted to get away from it all, but I couldn’t afford a holiday abroad so decided to look for somewhere closer to home, which was when I found Acorns [Naturist Retreat in Tiverton, Devon].

“Driving down there I had to pull over twice and collect my thoughts – I was nervous beyond belief. When I finally got there it turned out to be one the most surreal moments of my life.

“On one side of me was a woman absolutely starkers doing her knitting by the pool, on the other side of me was a gentlemen in the buff doing the Telegraph crossword.”

“But the thing that struck was that, after 10 minutes, I completely forget that everybody was naked and started seeing people for who they are.

“That’s the beauty of naturism. When you take your clothes off you’re quite literally taking away the barriers and that’s the best way to meet new people.”

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Source: Daily Star

Original publication 18th July 2019

Posted on NatCorn 20th July 2019

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Naturists take over The Alnwick Garden for a night for special event
British Naturism headed to Northumberland for a special event at The Alnwick Garden

They were greeted by a bit of a mixed bag of weather but there was definitely no covering up against the elements when a group of naturists descended on Northumberland on Saturday evening.

Members of British Naturism headed to The Alnwick Garden for a special event which saw them have full access to the visitor attraction including the chairs in the Taihaku Cherry Orchard, The Ornamental Lake, The Poison Garden, Bamboo Maze, Ornamental Garden, The Grand Cascade.

They also tucked into homemade food and fresh coffee in The Pavilion Kitchen.

British Naturism at Alnwick Garden
British Naturism at Alnwick Garden Claire Barber

While of course it still raises a few eyebrows, Naturism is perfectly legal and British Naturism has over 9,000 members with events in waterparks, campsites, hotels and art galleries in the UK.

Ahead of British Naturism’s visit The Duchess of Northumberland, who owns Alnwick Garden, said “We are quite sure the naturists will have a marvellous time.

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Source: ChronicleLive

Original publication 14 JUL 2019

Posted on NatCorn 18th July 2019

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How To (Legally) Celebrate National Nude Day [USA]

Sunday, July 14 is National Nude Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the benefits of naturism and nudism. (While some use the terms interchangeably, other use naturism to refer to a philosophical approach to social nudity, and nudism to refer to a more casual approach to occasional social nudity.) If you enjoy the occasional skinny dip, this is a great time to embrace your naturist impulses and let it all hang out. On the other hand, if you’re only ever naked in the shower, this day is a chance to consider if you really want to live life as a never-nude.

“Naturism offers a unique combination of recreational activity, social engagement, healthy lifestyle, and environmental philosophy all rolled into one,” explains Liz Egger, author of The Complete Guide To Nudism, Naturism & Nudists. Naturists believe that going nude outdoors is beneficial to your health and decreases the risk of certain diseases. For some, there’s also a spiritual aspect — famous naturist Paris Jackson has said that naturism helps her connect with “Mama Gaia.”

Despite common misconceptions, nudism is not sexual, degrading, or dangerous to children, Egger says. “That’s what I call ‘lewdism,’ and it is practiced by those who are unable to separate nudity from sex. For them, nudity is just another sex aid,” she explains. “Real, genuine naturism, as it is practiced by millions of ordinary genuine naturists, is a natural, wholesome and refreshing remedy to the pressures of modern life.”

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Source: Refinery29

Original publication JULY 13, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 17th July 2019

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Naked activism

Nudity as a lifestyle as most of us practice it isn’t the only way the naked body is ‘used’.

The World Naked Bike Ride is a prime example of this. You probably know about it; a world wide event where, at a certain day per location, as many people as possible come together to ride bikes through a city naked, to protest car and promote the safety of cyclists. London is a famous location, as is Bristol and Brussels. Many more towns have a similar event, which is good.Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Zjuzdme.org

Original publication July 10, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 16th July 2019

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Local nudist resort sees influx of new members, faces development challenges
Officials at Emerald Lake Resort, Montgomery County’s lone nudist resort, are gearing up for the annual celebration of au naturel fun as National Nude Recreation Week — celebrated this year from July 7 to July 14 — begins Sunday

But despite a growing membership and increased interest in the lifestyle, the resort faces an uncertain future due to a yet-to-be-determined development on the property adjacent to the resort.

Located off Loop 494 in Porter near U.S. 59, Emerald Lake has a long history in the Houston region as the only designated and officially recognized place for the thousands of Southeast Texas nudists to visit sans clothes. The resort, which has been owned by several different people and entities since the 1980s, sits on the former site of a gravel pit that was mined decades ago during construction of U.S. 59. The gravel pit, which filled with natural spring water after it was closed, is the center piece of the sprawling resort that features offices, two bars, a swimming pool, small beach and space for dozens of campers.

With National Nude Recreation Week beginning on July 7, management at Montgomery County's lone nudist resort — Emerald Lake in Porter — say the resort is seeing an influx of new members, especially people who are younger and also who identify as LGBTQ. The resort is hosting one segment of the 2019 World Record Largest Skinnydip on July 13 as part of the week-long celebration.
With National Nude Recreation Week beginning on July 7, management at Montgomery County’s lone nudist resort — Emerald Lake in Porter — say the resort is seeing an influx of new members, especially people who are younger and also who identify as LGBTQ. The resort is hosting one segment of the 2019 World Record Largest Skinnydip on July 13 as part of the week-long celebration.

Jonathan Gockel, the resort’s on-site resident manager, said the resort will be hosting events throughout the celebratory week of July 7-14, capped off by participation in the nationwide World Skinnydipping record attempt, scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, July 13.

“We try to be involved with as many of these events as possible to bring awareness,” Gockel said of the event, which is part of the resort’s partnership with the American Association for Nude Recreation.

Activities and preparation for National Nude Recreation Week began in early June when the resort hosted an “Olympics-style” game day involving pool volleyball, cornhole and other activities. Campers and other RVs with license plates from New York, Missouri and other states dotted the wooded resort as members of all ages frolicked sans clothes and cheered on participants in the cornhole contest.

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Source: Chron

Original publication July 5, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 13th July 2019

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Naked bodies against the “textile invasion”
Between sanctions, prohibitions and judicial resolutions of all kinds, on July 7 is celebrated the International Day of Naturism with calls to participate in more than sixty Catalan beaches

“Naturism is a way of living in harmony with nature, characterized by the practice of common nudity, with the aim of promoting respect for oneself, towards others and towards the environment.” Promotes social equality; In many cases clothing puts artificial barriers, naked people are more equal among them, regardless of social class, ideology, religion … Naturism is a socially constructive philosophy and respectful to everyone, with their differences and just waiting the same respect. “

This is how the Catalan Naturist Club is presented, one of the four naturist associations that are part of the Naturist-Nudist Federation of Catalonia (FNNC), a coordination umbrella that works on the development of nudism in Catalonia and in the Interpel. With the administration, society and the media. On a wider scale, these associations are also part of the Spanish Naturist Federation (FEN) and the International Naturist Federation (FNI).
The latter is the convening of the World Naturism Day, a day of nudity promotion to be held this Sunday July 7 and, in Catalonia, becomes a call for the first nudist registration in more than 60 beaches of nudist tradition. “As a naturist entity we want to take advantage of this day to raise awareness about the need to protect the planet from climate change and the need to protect the Mediterranean Sea and plastic pollution beaches,” he said in the CCN call manifesto.

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Source: ANAPA

Original publication JULY 7, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 12th July 2019

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Festival goers strip for naked fun run covered in nothing but paint
CHEEKY festival-goers took part in a naked fun run today, with nothing but paint protecting their modesty.

The official Naked Run took place at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark, ahead of music artists Robyn, Wu-Tang Clan, Vampire Weekend and Underworld hitting the main stage on Friday.

Lasses laughed as they took part in the stunt, some of them holding hands in camaraderie.

There was also some creative flair in the artwork the nudists daubed over their nipples, stomachs, boobs and bums.

Many lasses covered their boobs with naughty handprints.

GOING FOR IT: These women appear to hold hands for courage
GOING FOR IT: These women appear to hold hands for courage

Others cheekily painted hearts over intimate areas.

One creatively decided to turn her boobs into giant pink flowers — with a leaf covering her modesty lower down.

Despite it not concealing anything, another lass decided to paint orange bikini bottoms over her lower half.

And it wasn’t just the girls — some lads had funny ideas too — with one drawing elephant ears in a bizare place.

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Source: Daily Star

Original publication 5th July 2019

Posted on NatCorn 11th July 2019

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Calgary Nude Recreation to hold clothing-optional wave pool event

A controversial nude advocacy group operating out of Calgary is putting on a clothing-optional wave pool event this week, more than a year after much public outcry over a similar planned event.

Calgary Nude Recreation has booked out a facility that includes a wave pool, hot tub, steam room, water slides and a rope swing for the event set to take place on July 7.

An event organizer who goes by the name Naked Jeff told Global news the group is “all about body-positive values and encouraging people to be comfortable in their own skin.”

Calgary Nude Recreation is planning to host a clothing-optional wave pool event on July 7.
Calgary Nude Recreation is planning to host a clothing-optional wave pool event on July 7. Crezalyn Nerona Uratsuji / Getty Images

Jeff also said his group believes people have the right to be shameless about themselves and be respected “regardless of what they are or aren’t wearing.”

In January 2018, Calgary Nude Recreation cancelled their first planned major swim event at the Southland Leisure Centre after the facility received a volatile threat that caused safety concerns. Petitions against the event also circulated on Facebook in the days leading up to the cancellation.

Jeff said even though the January event had to be cancelled, they have held monthly events since without seeing any threats.

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Source: Global News

Original publication July 2, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 8th July 2019

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The trail less covered: International Hike Naked Day on the PCT

To the delight of hikers around the across the globe – and to the surprise of others! – June 21st is Naked Hiking Day.

The summer solstice has been observed for centuries in a variety of ways. However, Naked Hiking Day is a relatively new event. Though – should you be brave enough to approach one – advocates of nude hiking will tell you that it’s been practised since the dawn of time.

The date which falls on the northern hemisphere’s longest day (one presumes for maximum tanning opportunity) is marked by hikers donning their boots, packs and not much else before heading to the hills.

While it’s fairly common in Europe and the United States, the event is thought to have its origins on the Pacific Crest Trail. Known as the PCT for short, the trail stretches 4270 kilometres from the Mexican Border to Canada and generally takes the best part of five months to complete.

As Outside magazine’s Ian Tuttle headed to a portion of the track in California, he observed the track was “swarming” with long distance hikers – walking as nature intended.

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Source: New Zealand Herald

Original publication 27 Jun, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 2nd July 2019

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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.”

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

On Saturday [2 March 2019], 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.”

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.”

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Source: BBC

Original publication 2 March 2019

Posted on NatCorn 22nd June 2019

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Another nude swim planned at Calgary pool

Swimsuits will be optional at a public swim event next month being organized by Calgary Nude Recreation.

Scheduled for July 7, the event is open only to group members and their guests. Attendees must pre-register and the location is not being released publicly.

Organizer Naked Jeff, who declined to give his real last name, said they’re hoping to attract “like-minded people” to the event.

Calgary Nude Recreation is planning a clothing optional swim at a Calgary pool in July.
Calgary Nude Recreation is planning a clothing optional swim at a Calgary pool in July.

“The numbers we aren’t so concerned about, we’d rather have a good group of people,” he told CTV News Calgary.

“Nudity is a really big deal in our culture and we’re working on that and we recognize that a lot of people kind of need to see it for themselves. They visualize what they think it might be and it’s usually not very accurate compared to reality.”

Jeff said the group aims to push “body positive values.”

“We’re encouraging people to be shameless about themselves in their truest form, basically, acceptance of other people and being friendly,” he said.

“It’s respecting people regardless of what they are or are not wearing, which is really needed in our culture.”

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Source: CTV News Calgary

Original publication June 18, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 21st June 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Source: Daily Mail

Original publication 6 June 2019

Posted on NatCorn 11th June 2019

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Nude #wethenipple art action at Facebook headquarters calls out censorship

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

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

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

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Source: National Coalition Against Censorship

Original publication 6/3/2019

Posted on NatCorn 4th June 2019

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Almost 200 swimmers take the plunge in Cornwall charity skinny dip
Dozens of skinny dippers braved chilly sea temperatures

Nearly 200 skinny dippers braved chilly sea temperatures as they stripped off and bared all for charity.

The event, in aid of the mental health charity Mind, was held at Summerleaze Beach in Bude on Sunday morning.

Brave dippers
Brave dippers

Organiser Ruth Hunt was inspired by the work of the North East skinny dip – an established annual event now in its seventh year which has raised over £40,000 for Mind.

Teacher Ruth said she spends time simply listening to children who come to her with their troubles and sees first-hand how the pressures of modern day life are affecting the well-being of children and young people as well as adults.

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Source: CornwallLive

Original publication 19 MAY 2019

Posted on NatCorn 26th May 2019

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Naked Gardening Day — really, it’s a thing
World Naked Gardening Day, on the other hand, is celebrated on the first Saturday of May

Contrary to popular belief, Mother’s Day was not invented by a worldwide conspiracy of florists and confectioners. It grew from the desire of one Anna Jarvis to honour the memory of her own mother, and was first celebrated in 1908 although it was not proclaimed an American national holiday until 1914, thereafter spreading around the world to be celebrated generally on the second Sunday in May.

Apples aren’t the only things to take on a rosy blush on World Naked Gardening Day
Apples aren’t the only things to take on a rosy blush on World Naked Gardening Day

World Naked Gardening Day, on the other hand, is celebrated on the first Saturday of May and is the creation (naturally) of two men, Mark Storey and Jacob Gabriel, who founded the Body Freedom Collaborative in 2005 to promote a day for gardening au naturel. Boys will be boys, but this intended prank took off when it was endorsed by various nudist organizations. This year we evidently celebrated the fourteenth annual Naked Gardening Day. I am tempted to assume that it is being secretly promoted by sunscreen and insect repellent producers.

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Source: Cowichan Valley Citizen

Original publication May. 16, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 25th May 2019

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Eastbourne Naturist Swim Club and ‘The Renaissance Nude’
I happened to see an article online about Paris naturists arranging a visit to a modern art gallery – the Palais de Tokyo. It made the news not the least because 30,000 people wanted to get tickets to be naked in the art gallery. Although this was a private event and only 161 people were able to attend it was notable for being so newsworthy.

A friend of mine suggested we try the Royal Academy and specifically the exhibition ‘The Renaissance Nude’. I wasn’t sure this would have great appeal and I thought that pictures that were 500 years old might be difficult to relate to. After all many naturists believe that staring at others (dressed or not) is rude and we engage in eye to eye contact much more that non-naturists and that gives new naturists a comforting experience as they are given the confidence that people are interested in their personalities rather than their looks.

So actually we are viewing the pictures, much as a non-naturist might, to find out what people really look like, except that we know when we see an idealised representation that is unrealistic. This period from around 1400 turns out to be very interesting and the reasons for painting nudes then was often quite different from the current, often commercial, standpoint.

A group of naturists admire a nude cast of Hercules during a private event at Royal Academy of Arts in May in London
A group of naturists admire a nude cast of Hercules during a private event at Royal Academy of Arts in May in London Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Royal Academy of Arts

I wrote to them and a group visit was quite easily arranged, although we would be segregated as usual from the public having to attend after normal opening hours. The Royal Academy provided online ticket arrangements and organised a low key media release.

62 naturists visited and we were provided with a room to undress, the cloakroom stayed open, a photographer from Getty Images made some pictures and we all proceeded naked up the grand staircase and then up some glass stairs to the top gallery. Here we had the exhibition to ourselves for two hours. We were able to purchase audio guides and the main shop stayed open. There are also quite a few free galleries available to see and although there were several members of staff in the building who were not officiating with us, there were no signs of awkwardness. The staff who looked after us were very welcoming and at ease. Any trepidation that there might have been from the RA’s very first naturist visit soon evaporated and by the end we were discussing a repeat visit and we are keen to do so.

Source: Philip Baker, Treasurer Eastbourne Naturist Swim Club

Posted on NatCorn 14th May 2019

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The Naturist Gaze: The Renaissance Nude

Some of us were privileged to attend a private viewing of an exhibition, The Renaissance Nude organised by the J Paul Getty Museum in association with the Royal Academy of Arts. The latter housed the chosen works of Renaissance masters (and mistresses) within its Burlington House headquarters in London. But there was a difference; everyone who attended the exhibition were themselves naked.

I have visited the RA in London many times over the last 35 years: but usually to attend their Summer Exhibition. This annual event has been one of the highlights of the artistic year in England now for over 250 years. The grand courtyard entrance, marble foyer and steps to the galleries are as familiar as my own home, but then step into that space without clothing then the feeling is unsettling and dreamlike. Yes, indeed, it was like that anxiety dream we all have.

Author Thomas Kren — Royal Academy of Arts 2018

My fellow Naturists drifted up the steps, past the friendly but nevertheless frozen faced security staff on our way to the main gallery. As we entered the subdued lighted rooms, the purpose of our visit began. Which was what exactly?

On the surface, it must have seemed like a bit of a wheeze for the gallery. “Let’s put on a show about how nudes were portrayed in the 15th and 16th Centuries and then get a bunch of 21st Century nude people to look at the art works.” And for the Naturists themselves? Well, any opportunity to get naked and promote naturism as a reasonable and mainstream activity is always welcomed. But then we have the obvious problem: what connection is there really between the two? It might just as well have been an exhibition of steam engines. We might all have been dressed as Firemen.

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Source: Medium

Original publication May 7, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 13th May 2019

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Farm Babe: Get ‘dirty’ on Saturday for World Naked Gardening Day

This Saturday, May 4, marks the 15th annual World Naked Gardening Day, during which people all around the world trim their hedges and prune the bushes … all in the name of being one with nature in the buff.

World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD) was founded and organized by Mark Storey from Nude and Natural magazine and permaculturalist Jacob Gabriel as a project of the Body Freedom Collaborative (BFC). In its early days, Storey had a vision of BFC engaging in “guerrilla pranksterism” such as hopping out of a van or showing up spontaneously in an urban environment and engaging in guerrilla gardening, which is the act of people who garden in areas where they don’t have legal rights to cultivate. (Abandoned lots, private property, neglected areas, etc.)

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Despite spending very little money to promote the concept, over time WNGD has “grown,” and they’ve collaborated with groups such as the Naturist Society, the Naturist Action Committee, the American Association for Nude Recreation, and Clothes Free International. They claim it’s a fun way to promote wholesome and unashamed acceptance of the human body in a way that’s meant to be funny, lighthearted, and non-political.

Why garden naked? From WNGD.org:

“First of all, it’s fun! Second only to swimming, gardening is at the top of the list of family-friendly activities people are most ready to consider doing nude. Moreover, our culture needs to move toward a healthy sense of both body acceptance and our relation to the natural environment. Gardening naked is not only a simple joy, it reminds us — even if only for those few sunkissed minutes — that we can be honest with who we are as humans and as part of this planet.”

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Source: AGDaily

Original publication April 30, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 3rd May 2019

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People do love to take off their clothes, with nudism and naturism definitely alive and well.
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Another wonderful World Snooker Championships in Sheffield where the city centre takes on a buzz and excitement rarely felt at any other time.

Some years ago you could barely, (no pun intended) watch a sporting event without seeing a streaker and the Crucible was no exception. Where have they all gone?

One of the most prolific streakers of all time Mark Roberts made two appearances at the World Snooker Finals at the Crucible, once at the Graham Dott and Ronnie O’Sullivan game in 2004, and again in 2008 when Ali Carter played Ronnie.

After a few good years of notoriety, during which he was banned from every football ground in the UK, he hung up his boots which were often the only things he wore!

People attending Nudestock go for a walk.
People attending Nudestock go for a walk.

Streakers apart, people do love to take off their clothes, with nudism and naturism definitely alive and well. And it can be closer than you think!

A farm in Doncaster is holding the annual ‘Nudestock’ event in May which is certified by the British Camping and Caravanning Club. However, the week-long event is well managed, doesn’t hurt anyone or cause any trouble with local people, and really if that’s what floats your boat! The theme this year is ‘Space’ to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lunar Landing, although I seem to remember the astronauts wearing quite a lot on the way of protective clothing, which would have been quite useful given that one of the sporting activities is darts! Ouch!

It is a chance for naturists to socialise with other like-minded people and is a real family affair. Other activities include yoga, body painting and Scottish dancing and there is live entertainment.

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Source: The Star

Original publication 30 April 2019

Posted on NatCorn 2nd May 2019

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Nudity in the sport of ancient Greece

In ancient times, even before the classical era, for example, during the Cretan Minoan civilization, athletic exercise was an important part of everyday life. In fact, the Greeks credited several mythological figures with athletic achievements, and the male gods (especially Apollo and Heracles , sponsors of the sport) were commonly represented as athletes. While Greek sculpture often showed men completely naked, a new concept appeared for women, "venus pudica" (or partially nude), see " Nike of Samothrace ". Nudity in sports was very common, with almost all sports performed naked. As a tradition it was probably introduced for the first time in the city-state of Sparta, during the late archaic period.



The civilization of ancient Greece (Hellas), during the archaic period, had an athletic and cultic aesthetic of nudity that typically included adult men and adolescents, but sometimes also children, women and girls. The love for beauty also included the human body, beyond love for nature, philosophy, the arts, etc. The Greek word gym means " a place to train naked ." Male athletes competed naked, but most of the city-states of the time did not allow female participants or even spectators at those events, with Sparta being a notable exception. The origins of nudity in ancient Greek sports are the subject of a legend about the athlete Orsipo de Megara . There are several myths regarding these origins; in one, Orsipo loses his clothes during the race for the stadium of the XV Olympic Games in 720 BC, which gives him an advantage and wins. Other athletes emulate it and fashion is born.

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Source: Info Nudism

Original publication 04/23/2019

Posted on NatCorn 27th April 2019

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Be naked for a comedy play at Oxford

Sandra Ballard has negotiated a performance, for a naturist-only audience, on Friday 9 August 2019 in Oxford, of the play Redcoatsby the well-known travelling Mikron Theatre. “Mikron’s radiant Redcoats will guide you through 80 years of Butlins splendour with their trademark mix of fun, pathos and songs. Join us as we delve into holiday huts, bonny babies and knobbly knees with guest appearances from Marlene Dietrich, Gracie Fields and Laurel and Hardy.”


The narrow boat Tyseley.
The narrow boat Tyseley. Jon Gascoyne.

This special performance will be at Toad Oxford Artisan Distillery, Old Depot, South Park, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QJ. Don’t forget to bring a towel to sit on! Arrive on Friday 9 August at 6.30pm for tasting a gin or two, before the play starts at 7.30pm. Tickets for the play are £15.50 each and can be purchased from the BN website. Book early to avoid disappointment!

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Source: Naturist Action Group

Original publication April 2019

Posted on NatCorn 24th April 2019

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Naked in the city
Naked in public, supposedly can be seen as an act of madness, free, a disdain of decency.

But for the lenses of artists like Spencer Tunick , Pablo Saborido and Erica Simone (in the photograph above), however, the attitude gains new meanings: stripping naked in the urban space can also be a way to strip the urban space itself. The king paraded in his carriage, showing the population his new and magnificent visible clothing, according to the supposed tailors who produced it, only for the most intelligent people. And all those who attended the stop, elegant as they were, made a point of praising the fabric, the cut, the colors of the clothing of the clothes except a child who, noticing the obvious and screaming , the king is naked! He made the people understand what he was actually seeing: a naked king.



For different reasons - social, political, cultural, economic - the distinction between what is public and what is private becomes increasingly complicated. Few people know, today, what belongs to each other's terrain. At the same time cause, consequence and "solution" of urban conflicts, the construction of closed shopping centers and condominiums, for example, ended up transforming the city into a place full of walls and surveillance cameras and empty of encounters and visibility. We are so locked in ourselves that others or the other are somewhat invisible in our day to day. And it is precisely the meeting or the direct contact, without any barrier between men and women of the city that the American Spencer Tunick promotes by registering crowds of naked people in various parts of the world.

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Source: Info Nudismo

Original publication 04/17/2019

Posted on NatCorn 23rd April 2019