NAUGHTY nudists tucked into a fish-and-chip supper on a naked canal cruise last night.
The 40 naturists looked in ship shape as they streaked down the Shropshire Union Canal in Stafford, Shrops on a steamed-up barge.
British Naturism members flaunted their figures as they scoffed fried fish from paper bags throughout the evening.
Organiser John Rodgers confirmed there was a strict no-clothes rule on board the canal boat.
He said: “A naturist environment inspires freedom, body positivity and has been proven to make people happier, improving mental health and wellbeing.
“It is a positive family lifestyle.”
Dine Naked is an organisation hosting naked dining events in Bristol, but now it is coming to the Isle of Wight.
The three-course naked banquet is taking place in the function room at the Castle Inn on Saturday, April 20 at 7.30pm.
A spokesperson for the event said: "All Dine Naked events involve non-sexual nudity, and are only for people aged 18+.
"Being naked in a safe, friendly environment can be a really positive, life-affirming experience.
"The only people who'll see you will be other naked diners and the restaurant staff.
"The windows will be curtained, so nobody will be able to see in.
"Wear sandals, slippers or flip flops — but the point of Dine Naked is to be naked, so please don't wear anything else.
"Arrive normally dressed. We'll welcome you and explain things, then you can find a seat and get undressed."
The lively procession began at noon at the Jane Warner Plaza in Castro and continued to Haight and Stanyan in Golden Gate Park.
Many held signs with messages supporting nudism such as "Born this way" and "Freedom of choice."
Parade organizer and nudist activist Gypsy Taub shouted out over a megaphone: "Don't believe the lie. Your body is beautiful," and "It doesn't matter what size or shape your body is, it doesn't matter what age or gender. Your body was made by God, and God doesn't make mistakes."
Along the route, people stood on the sidelines snapping photos on their phones.
Each Saturday evening, around 50 people meet for a swim at Chester's Northgate Arena.
It's a group made up of members of various ages, and it's a great chance for all of them to socialise, keep fit and have a good catch up.
Nothing unusual about that, you might think. But actually, there's just one thing that's different about these swimming sessions as opposed to regular ones.
All the swimmers are completely naked
They're members of the Wirral Naturist Club, which has been holding regular sessions at the Northgate Arena almost every week since 1976.
Member Rod Burkey explained more about the club, which was founded on the principles of 'family naturism' and consists mainly of couples and families with some singles making up the membership.
"We have members of all ages, backgrounds shapes and sizes," he said. "We're a friendly group, who enjoy socialising and keeping fit – although you may very well find that there is more talking than exercising!
"Our swims are open to all ages and we are happy to attract and welcome anyone who wants to give naturism a try. Prospective members have to fill out a form and attend three swim sessions before being able to become members which gives all involved a fair chance to find out if they wish to continue," explains Rod.
And if you haven't tried Naturism before, Rod insists there is no need to be embarrassed - it is 'a most pleasurable experience'. Continued…Read full original article…
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.
Happy St Pirans Day to all our followers and naturist communities in Cornwall.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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?
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?”
For a while it seemed that naked dining was going to be the next big food thing in cosmopolitan cities of the world. The opening with great fanfare of several nudist restaurants that attracted global media attention seemed to be the harbinger of a new taste for ‘food in the nude.’
One-time events at clubs, bars, cruises and private celebrations linking eating and drinking with nakedness have popped up over the years, drawing their share of media coverage. But when twin brothers Stéphane and Mike Saada inaugurated the O’naturel restaurant in Paris in November, 2017, they seemed to have tapped an opportunity in the naturism market.
“We’re in the heart of Paris and we’re eating naked,” Yves Leclerc, president of the French Naturist Federation, told The Local at the time. “It’s a little surreal. It’s like when we’re on holiday, but even better.” He lamented that “at home, I have to put my clothes on to go to a restaurant.” Continued…Read full original article…
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.
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.