Experience

A Naked Moment of Rest in Cusco, Peru

We have finally done the last of our tours in Cusco, a flurry of tours that took us to many archaeological sites from Wari and Inca periods in the Andes Mountains surrounding Cusco, including Machu Picchu. Tonight we travel by bus through the night to go to Puno and Lake Titicaca, the start of our second week-long adventurein Peru that will take us to Lima where we will spend our third week.

Our apartment in Cusco
Our apartment in Cusco

Our week in Cusco has left little time for being clothing free with that little time being when we were in the apartment which was very comfortable and allowed us to feel at home while we were here.

We washed our clothes following strenuous adventures during the day, relaxed with connecting with our family and friends back home using social media, cooked the occasional simple meal. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Sky Clad Therapist – The Naked Psyche

Original publication December 12, 2017

Yesterday

Adult content policies and private censorship

Of the many reasons why social media platforms should resist pressure to “voluntarily” censor their users, one stands out: history shows that they will do it badly, taking down valuable and lawful content in the name of enforcing community standards. The result: practical speech discrimination.

Facebook’s adult content policy is a textbook example. Since its early days, the platform has banned nearly all forms of nudity. But from day one, it has created reporting processes that conflate mere nudity with sexuality, and sexuality with pornography, and has applied different standards to feminine bodies than to masculine ones. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: My Broadband

Original publication 9 December 2017

2 days ago

7 Tips to Elevate Your Nude Selfie Game

Taking nude selfies is an act of erotic expression, and sharing them with a trustworthy partner can deepen your intimacy (plus make for tantalizing foreplay). Sadly, the joys of this pastime are often eclipsed by anxiety over photos being stolen or shared without consent. Considering the pervasive mixed messages about our bodies and sexuality, it’s no wonder that sexting has become such a fraught topic.

Ever since writing an advice book about sexting, I’ve been fascinated by the politics of this most modern of subjects. Taking a naked picture of yourself and sharing it is consensual adult sex; distributing such pictures without the subject’s consent or looking at them without their permission is abuse. As long as everyone involved enthusiastically consents at every step of the way, taking and share nude photos is one of the hottest things you can do. Read on for my expert tips at getting even more sext-ual pleasure out of nudes. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Allure

Original publication DECEMBER 7, 2017

2 days ago

A Nudist Guide to Winter

As I sat across from a nude Rich Hauver, I wondered if the rest of the people I interviewed over the phone had been completely unclothed at the time, too.

Rachel Fox

We were on the first floor of an inconspicuous two-story house on Vassar Street with an in-ground pool, hot tub and sauna in the basement right below us. This house serves as the main meeting place for Naturist Rochester. Hauver serves as the treasurer, swim host, scheduler and “benevolent despot” of this group.
Naturists like Hauver prioritize a connection with nature a little more than their nudist counterparts, although the terms ‘naturist’ and ‘nudist’ can be interchangeable depending on with whom you speak. Hauver first started exploring nudist lifestyle in the early 1980s. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Reporter

Original publication Feb. 25, 2015

3 days ago

Nudelot: Sellos de Calidad Naturista
Os presentamos un extraordinario artículo de los amigos de nudelot.

Muchos de nosotros que practicamos el Naturismo hace largos años que y frecuentamos una o mas zonas naturistas . Que cultivamos un buen círculo de amigos y vivimos la desnudez con desenvoltura y gusto. Somos naturistas.?

Es el gusto por la desnudez que nos caracteriza como naturistas? No… eso apenas demuestra nuestro aprecio al nudismo . Las amistades? Ambos?

Ser naturista va mucho mas allá de esto. Implica estar en el mundo de forma mas consciente y natural. Desnudarse mas allá del cuerpo. Desnudar poco a poco también la mente, liberándola de las necesidades y deseos artificiales y el abandono de prejuicios, juicios y valores segregacionistas.

Un naturista cuestiona lo que consume y porqué lo hace. Está atento y por ésto más consciente ,de que es lo necesario o lo superfluo, de las demandas puramente consumistas que generan más basura o desperdicios de materias primas no renovables Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Vidanaturista.net

Original publication 5 diciembre, 2017

3 days ago

Self-esteem and Body Image: Post Cancer

I have written about my accepting the “new me” in a previous post and it’s something I thought I needed to delve into more deeply in hopes of helping anyone who may be dealing with cancer. For naturists, this can be especially difficult when we have nothing to hide.

Cancer can change the way you look, temporarily or permanently. Some people gain or lose weight as is the case with me. Chemotherapy can sometimes make your hair fall out and in my case I had radiation but my hair loss was a family trait. You may have had surgery to remove a part of your body, and you may have scars. The scar on my leg that was used to replace my leg is extensive and my neck scar is something I have tried to hide with my beard to make it less noticeable. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naturist Fab

Original publication 4 December 2017

4 days ago

Here’s Looking At You: Why art school models in India continue to work at the risk of their secret life being uncovered
And here’s why they continue to work despite the meagre pay.

Light from the midday sun falls slantwise on the model’s slight figure, as she sits immobile and cross-legged on a high chair at one end of the classroom. She is dressed in a blouse and a petticoat, while in front of her is a small group of students, labouring over canvases stretched out on easels. There’s a sharp smell of turpentine in the air and almost no sound, except for the occasional instruction issued by the teacher. The model is strikingly still. So, it is more than a little startling when Geeta suddenly lifts her eyes and signals that I should approach her.

Subrata Dhar

A few minutes later, we are seated on one of the stone benches outside the drawing and painting department of the Sir JJ School of Arts, Mumbai. As quiet and still as she was in the classroom, Geeta, in her early forties, now breaks into animated conversation. She has been working as a model here since she was 17, a family tradition that is at least five decades old. It began with her mother, Lakshmi, who came to Mumbai from Chennai and was introduced to the work by someone who lived in the same Mahim neighbourhood as her. Later, Geeta’s aunts, then her and her cousins, and finally her children followed suit. “She is now too old to commute by train and bus from Kurla (the family’s current home), and has retired from modelling,” says Geeta. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Indian Express

Original publication 3 December 2017

4 days ago

Alternatively Speaking !

When the days are sunny so much seems right with the world and when its warm it just makes everything perfect. Alternatively sometimes the weather can take a turn for the worse and we sometimes endure days of really inclement grey damp and extensively cold days. The United Kingdom receives a temperate maritime climate with all four seasons but no extremes of temperature.

While those dwelling in the UK probably wouldn’t agree, the UK’s climate could be summed up in one simple word: mild. As it is a relatively small land mass, there isn’t a great deal of regional variation. However, there are a number of micro-climates; rain and temperature variations are caused mainly by elevation, proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, and to a lesser extent, latitude. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naturally Naturist

Original publication 2 December 2017

6 days ago

Naturisme : ils ont joué au bowling tout nu à Ozoir-la-Ferrière

« Tout nu, tout est plus vrai et authentique ». Cédric Amato, 26 ans, sait trouver les mots pour définir l’attrait du naturisme. Membre de l’Association des naturistes de Paris (ANP), cet adepte du « non textile » était avec une quarantaine d’autres personnes, en très grande majorité des hommes, au City Bowling d’Oz, à Ozoir-la-Ferrière, jeudi soir pour des parties les attributs à l’air.

Jean-François Nieto (président de la région Ile-de-France à la fédération de naturisme), Christine Huet (chargée de communication à la fédération), Laurent Luft (président de l’Association des naturistes de Paris) et Cédric Amato (membre de l’ANP)Le Pays Briard / Pierre Choisnet
Jean-François Nieto (président de la région Ile-de-France à la fédération de naturisme), Christine Huet (chargée de communication à la fédération), Laurent Luft (président de l’Association des naturistes de Paris) et Cédric Amato (membre de l’ANP)

Organisées conjointement avec la Fédération française de naturisme, ces activités de loisirs entièrement nu se multiplient partout en France. « Depuis 1993, on se contentait de sessions naturistes à la piscine Roger Le Gall, dans le XIIe arrondissement de Paris. Mais ça fait deux ans que nous organisons en plus des activités, comme du tir à l’arc, de la randonnée, du sport en salle ou, même des dîners au restaurant parisien O’Naturel », glisse, un verre à la main, le président de l’ANP, Laurent Luft, parfaitement détendu dans cette complète nudité. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Actu

Original publication 30 November 2017

1 week ago

For discussion: Why aren’t nude selfies considered as normal as face selfies?

Remember the cell phone hacking scandal of 2014, when a bunch of woman celebrities had their nude selfies leaked? I’ll admit it at the time I wondered, ‘Why the HELL would you keep NUDE selfies on your cell phone??”

Um, fast forward a few years and my phone is crammed… and I mean CRAMMED with nude selfies, right alongside pictures of my kids, my storefront and various Brooklyn sunsets. Like, when people ask to see pics of my kids I have to cup my hands around my phone and scroll through about a couple dozen nude selfies before I get to them.

So what’s the deal? How did this happen? Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Black Girl with Long Hair

Original publication 8 November 2017

2 weeks ago

Nudism and Naturism in Austria
Where to Take it All Off

Austrians have taken the title of ‘Most Likely to Go Nude at a Beach’ from the Germans, in a naked wrestling match no-one wanted to see, with a quarter of the country saying they have stripped off in public on vacation at some point in their lives.

Although many consider Austrians to be a formal and rather conservative people, the extent of nudity in Austrian culture may surprise the visitor to Austria.

As in many European countries, nudity is more prevalent on television and films in Austria than it is in the US. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: tripsavvy

Original publication 10 June 2017

2 weeks ago

Heroes of Naturism : Kate Humble (2nd award) and Natasha Brooks.
Unless you’re inside the UK the name Kate Humble probably won’t mean anything to you.

ut she’s one of our (as a nation’s) favourite TV presenters, simply for being ‘just Kate’, a woman who is attractive, but not glammed up for the cameras, just naturally beautiful, and an expert presenter on all things wildlife and countryside.

Did I mention that she’s also a naturist?

She previously was awarded one of our ‘Heroes of Naturism’ awards back in 2014, and is now the only person to be given that ‘accolade’ twice.

Humble, who lives on a farm in Monmouthshire, has previously admitted to being a keen naturist, saying: “Sometimes having clothes on is entirely inappropriate.

“If there’s no-one about and you’re in a beautiful landscape, there’s something lovely about a nudie dance or a skinny dip. But I’m very private and it’s not for show.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The sl Naturist

Original publication 30 November 2017

2 weeks ago

Time to grow up?

I find it hard to react with nothing other than hilarity that people are getting off on the idea of naked bodies, their mental capacity often stuck at age 14 regardless of however many years they’ve lived on this earth.

‘Tee hee hee…it’s a willy‘ [insert alternative pet name for penis here] shrieks some girls and grown women.

Or… ‘BOOOOOOOOBIES!!!!!’ roar the adolescent boys still extant in the heads of mature males. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: the sl naturist

2 weeks ago

Los Decentes: El cuerpo desnudo como expresión política

El cineasta austríaco radicado hace 10 años en Argentina Lukas Valenta Rinner, buscaba locaciones para su próximo proyecto cuando se topó con un club de swingers nudistas ubicado en un espacio verde y alejado de Buenos Aires: ese fue el germen de “Los Decentes”, nueva cinta del director de “Parabellum” que se ha estrenado estos días en Buenos Aires, y que pone en escena el choque entre estos espacios aislados de la provincia con los territorios de las clases populares y, sobre todo, el choque entre una moral conservadora y posibilidades más libres de la vida.

“La provincia de Buenos Aires es un lugar peculiar, con diferencias significativas de estatus y clase. De un lado, hay comunidades “exclusivas”, que están aisladas y protegidas por agentes de seguridad, y del otro, hay pobreza, paro, salarios bajos y desesperación. Quería subrayar estos espacios opuestos. Y la inspiración me vino de la vida real. Había amenazas de la comunidad ‘decente’, conservadora y cerrada contra los propietarios y visitantes del club nudista. Al abordar estas tensiones de clase, trataba de examinar la violencia estructural, que puede parecer sutil pero que, en mi opinión, es inherente a la sociedad argentina actual”, explica el cineasta sobre su trabajo, donde la protagonista es Belén (una sorprendente Iride Mockert), una joven de 30 años, encuentra un trabajo como empleada doméstica interna en un exclusivo barrio privado en la provincia de Buenos Aires. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: [Source]

2 weeks ago

Compañeras

Quebrantando mi inactividad de los últimos tiempos, voy a publicar este vídeo que ha publicado en su muro de facebook una de mis lectoras más entusiastas, Mª Ángeles; además del típico me encanta que he marcado, quiero publicar el vídeo en mi blog porque, de verdad (y por ello repito), me ha encantado.

Es una intensa reflexión sobre lo que supone ser mujer (todavía), acompañado de una imágenes que refuerzan la intensidad del mensaje que su autor, Marwan, quiere transmitir. Os invito a disfrutar, a pensar, a emocionaros, a reflexionar, y sobre todo, a actuar… Continued…Read full original article…

Source: El eurociudadano nudista

Original post 4 March 2017
2 weeks ago

Mujer. Imperfecta. Un mensaje en Instagram de Michelle Jenner

A través de una carta al director publicada en el diario El País el pasado 29 de febrero sobre la visita al programa El hormiguero de Antena 3, descubro un magnífico texto publicado por Michelle Jenner en su cuenta de Instagram (michellejoyjenner) que acompaña un dibujo de la dibujante argentina Maitena… tanto el dibujo como el texto son… bueno, califícalos tu mismo.

Continued…Read full original article…

Source: El eurociudadano nudista

Original post 1 March 2016
2 weeks ago

Our First Wedding Anniversary

On November 18th, John and I celebrated our first official wedding anniversary so I thought it appropriate to write about how John and I met. This is but one of many “special” dates that John and I acknowledge having been together starting our 23rd year!

Call it fate, serendipity or cosmic alignment, I was taken with John since I was nineteen when my sister Lucille came home from our sister-in-law Donna’s mother candlelit suppers. She showed me a 45 rpm of one of John and Scot’s music. She said they played a few songs at the piano and she said she thought they were gay. I was still questioning my own identity at that point and that peaked my interest. I’d listen to both sides over and over and said to myself “I’m going to marry him one day”. With a face like that, how could I not be smitten? Continued…Read full original article…

Source: [Source]

3 weeks ago

Interview: The First Naked Ascent of El Capitan

El Capitan saw two firsts last week. On June 3, Alex Honnold made the historic first free solo of the monolithic wall via Freerider, climbing the route with nothing but the clothes on his back. On June 6, Leah Pappajohn and Jonathan Fleury traded out the clothes for a rope and completed the first naked ascent of El Cap via the Nose in a day. We spoke to Pappajohn about the ascent.

Leah Pappajohn and Jonathan Fleury pose for the summit shot after making the first ascent of the Nose sans clothesLeah Pappajohn
Leah Pappajohn and Jonathan Fleury pose for the summit shot after making the first ascent of the Nose sans clothes

What gave you the idea to climb El Cap naked?

Leah Pappajohn: The dream of climbing El Cap naked was an obvious one to me, but it took years for me to feel it was a possible in relation to my climbing ability. It’s a great feeling to climb nude. It’s empowering for me. And come on, it’s funny. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Climbing

3 weeks ago

Strange Rules and Little-Known Etiquette for Nudist Colonies

Ok, I hate the term nudist colonies. It feels as this was a kind of a sect or secret cult. Then the use of strange seems to mean that this is a kind of a weird places. Any nudist club or resort is neither a sect nor a weird place. It’s a just a place where people live their own lives while enjoying total nudity.

However, the post Strange Rules and Little-Known Etiquette for Nudist Colonies is much better than its title implies. It describes the unknown rules to non naturist that are applied to almost all the nudist resorts in the world, and uses wonderful paintings to introduce each of it. Let’s list the 12 rules described in this post: Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nu et heureux – Naked and Happy

3 weeks ago

What is the reason to be naked?
Over at the Free Range Naturism Forum there was a question. “What is your reason (for being naked)?”

I quote Bob’s wise response:

“What is your reason (for being naked)?” is the wrong question and asserts that clothing is the default condition. WRONG.

Naked is our natural normal state of being. It needs no reason.

The real question is, “What is your reason to hide your beauty behind layers of ugly fabric?” Why do you fear to be seen as a human? What sickness forces your kind to cover yourselves even in the noonday sun, even when fabric and skins hold bacteria and stink, even when mother earth and father sky long for your freedom?

When the sight of another body of our own species is simply a matter fact, a curiosity, our lives have become much more authentic.
When the sight of another body of our own species is simply a matter fact, a curiosity, our lives have become much more authentic.

Yes, it feels daring and empowering to disregard the power of a shame based culture and reclaim our natural beauty. Yes the gentle caress of mother earth and father sky causes us to feel alive and sometimes sexual like a hungry animal. And yes, we sometimes risk the heavy hammer of a sick society punishing us for daring to be ourselves and out of their control. But that is not the reason to be who we are and that is not the reason they attack us. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Free Range Naturist

3 weeks ago

Balance de playas-temporada 2017

Fieles a nuestra cita anual y una vez finalizada la amplia temporada(mayo-octubre), volvemos con nuestro balance que en esta ocasión alcanza su tercera edición. Aparte de las fichas específicas de cada playa(que acompañamos junto a cada una de ellas), a través de la actualización post temporada os traemos la actualidad que acontece en cada una de ellas.

En cuanto a lo meteorológico, podemos decir que ha sido una temporada más o menos normal, principalmente en cuanto al viento de levante se refiere, sobre todo si la comparamos con la temporada anterior donde constituyó una clara incomodidad, soplando con las ganas que lo hace algunas temporadas y que como decimos en esta nos ha respetado.

Aunque en todas las localizaciones promocionadas por nosotros no existe problema alguno de masificación o incomodidad, bien es verdad que el tráfico sigue siendo un problema en cuanto al acceso y aparcamiento, sobre todo los fines de semana en las playas de Bolonia y Cañuelo, llegándose incluso a cortar el acceso desde el cruce de la carretera N-340. Y es que la fama de Tarifa tiene sus consecuencias, aunque solo sea en la práctica entre el 20 de julio y el 20 de agosto. Por estos motivos nosotros no contabilizamos ninguna visita a Cañuelo y Bolonia en todo el mes de agosto. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nudism Campo Gibraltar

3 weeks ago

Naked Swimming in School

Durante años, hasta bien entrada la década de los 70 en las escuelas, institutos, universidades y/o asociaciones deportivas de Estados Unidos las clases de natación, principalmente en piscinas cubiertas, que se impartían a niños y adolescentes se realizaban en completa desnudez, era una práctica normalizada y estandarizada el dar las clases de natación sin traje de baño. En el documental Naked Swimming in School publicado en tres capítulos en YouTube en 2010, firmado por K. Dean Rhodes, el historiador se pregunta porqué ocurría esto y como es posible que nadie lo recuerde y, a continuación relata su investigación para dar respuesta a estas dos preguntas, presentando distintos documentos y un par de entrevistas de la radio.

Respecto al por qué, comienza contando que en la primera mitad del siglo pasado era bastante normal que los hombres fueran a bañarse y nadar desnudos en la naturaleza. Nadie esperaba otra cosa, especialmente cuando lo habitual era que no se mezclaran hombres y mujeres en este tipo de actividades. Culturalmente, en esa época se consideraba que un hombre no tenía por qué avergonzarse de que alguien le viera desnudo. Si que se esperaba que se cubrieran cuando hubiera mujeres presentes, pero más que por no avergonzarse ellos, por no ofender a las mujeres. En esa época, el desnudo masculino se utilizaba como símbolo de salud y vigor. A este respecto son curiosos los anuncios de una marca de jabones que utilizan ilustraciones de soldados bañándose en grupo en cualquier río, totalmente desnudos por supuesto. En esa época ese tipo de ilustración daba una imagen de salud y virilidad, como ya se ha indicado. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Info Nudismo

3 weeks ago

Why this man thinks more people in Devon should get naked
“There are times when clothing is uncomfortable and unnecessary – nudity is often far more practical.”

A national advocate for open nudity has spoken about why he thinks the attitude to being naked needs to change.

Peter Wright, 64, a legal volunteer for the British Naturism group, got in touch after reading several stories about naked people on DevonLive last week.

Peter Wright of British Naturism
Peter Wright of British Naturism

They included reports of a man spotted walking naked down Exeter High Street and a couple who were caught having sex in a field in Holsworthy.

But Peter has told devonlive.com that he believes public nudity should be more acceptable. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: DevonLive

3 weeks ago

Traumatised?

So often we read stories featuring adults who say, in relation to nudity -in or out off a naturist context- ‘but my child might see this!’

Let’s be honest : children aren’t traumatised by simple nudity.

They may be taught to be ‘traumatised’ by it, but that’s down to you, the adult failing in your parenting skills. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: the sl naturist

3 weeks ago

Why vacation naked?

In this short video you will hear from people who go on naked vacation. The interviewer Dayle asks the guests of the resorts questions about – why naked vacation. She also asks question about if people tell their friends about their naked vacations. Take a look at the video and hear the answers 🙂

My answer to the question “Do you go on vacation naked?” would be YES!, and I do tell my friends and family. Why go on vacation naked? Because it feels free and natural. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Spotnaked

3 weeks ago

Le Naturisme, L’Hiver !

Le naturiste dés que l’hiver approche, que fait il ?

Alors encore une fois, chacun est libre de fonctionner comme il en a envie. Mais le principe de base (et le naturiste n’est pas plus “maso” qu’un autre), quand la température ne le permet pas et qu’il fait froid ..et bien il se couvre ! Cela semble évident ! Continued…Read full original article…

Source: decouvre toi

3 weeks ago

This isn’t your mother’s dinner party, unless your mom is a nudist
Editor’s Note: The identity of the person interviewed for this story has been changed for privacy reasons.

Some people prefer to eat undressed salad. Others, to eat salad undressed.

The latter might be less common than the former. But last year, a group of UR students celebrated their lack of dressing, salad or otherwise, while eating food (salad, or otherwise). They hosted nudist potlucks.

They were sort of like a club, but without SA recognition, foregoing funding so they could strip away SA’s rules and regulations.They didn’t advertise meetings; they didn’t mass-invite people to events on Facebook. They didn’t even have a name. They were just regular students enjoying a meal together while completely naked.

Nudist potlucks were serious affairs, as Alan, who graduated in May, discovered at his first get-together. He’d been to naked events at the Burning Man festival, but wasn’t sure what to expect of UR nudists. He’d heard the events had had a “sexual vibe” in the past. It wasn’t until he’d heard that this was a potluck — “and that my friend was bringing pasta” — that he believed it would be an honest, bare-bones event. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Campus Times

3 weeks ago

Warming Up at the Spa

Each winter, when it’s too cold outdoors for going topless, we round up our gang and head to our favorite spa for an evening of fun in the sauna, steam room, and lemon-filled soaking tubs.

Usually we wait until December, but this year we couldn’t because the spa is about to undergo extensive renovations — so we had to get in before the wrecking ball came.

It was hardly a hardship. Warm as September and October were this year, November has been, as people used to say, as cold as a witch’s tit. (Why did they say this, we wonder. Would witches have abnormally cold tits? We count some practicing witches among our membership, and haven’t noticed any particular mammary hypothermia.) In any event, it’s been cold, and the warmth of the spa was welcome indeed. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society

4 weeks ago

Naked at the ends of the Earth – Part I

At this writing, I’m sitting on the veranda of my apartment in a lovely little naturist resort on Phuket – Lemon Tree Resort – one of but a few places where it’s legal to get naked in Thailand. Well worth the trouble to get here, but it is, indeed a bit of trouble to get here, which inspired the name of this post.

As it happens, I love to explore and find places that I wouldn’t stumble into without some sort of incentive. For a naturist, that incentive is finding a new naked destination; good enough reason to spend a bit of time on internet finding a way to get naked at the ends of the earth. The main criteria for making this list is: 1) I doubt I would have come here had it not been for the opportunity to discover a new naturist destination, and 2) it has to be someplace I would consider visiting again. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Meandering Naturist

4 weeks ago

Hiding Our Nudity

I’ve written about modesty in the past and with all the sex abuse scandals popping up in the media I have to wonder how this might affect Naturists in the future? I fear that naturism will be labelled even more shameful than it currently is and soon there will no longer be any safe haven for us.

I re-posted a blog from Clothesfreelife.com regarding an article in the Montreal Gazette that they do not want nudity in changing rooms at a public pool in Brossard near Montreal. I still can’t believe that society has such a hang up with nudity and could this be the tipping point that spells the end of body freedom? The article stated that many changing rooms in the future will be gender inclusive with separate stalls for changing and showering and will thus eliminate nudity altogether.

John brought up an interesting point as I was discussing the issue of the pool in Montreal and he said that there could also be a religious aspect to it that I hadn’t thought of and seeing anyone nude can be offensive to their faith. If that is the case isn’t it like everyone trying to be politically correct by saying Happy Holidays rather than Merry Christmas? Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naturist Fab

4 weeks ago

When I Knew I Was A Naturist
Please share your own story in the comments, or by email (campnaturalmn@gmail.com) and we will compile them and share them over time.

When I knew I was a naturist, it was long after I got comfortable being nude. I grew up exploring the wilderness areas of the Midwest, Canada, and the Rocky Mountains. On warm days you stripped and jumped in the water. There was no thought involved, it was a natural as the unspoiled lands we travelled through. But even with that backdrop, it was not until years later, and thousands of miles away, that the lightbulb went off about what naturism was, and what social nudity and body acceptance could do for a person’s mental health and physical wellbeing.

Travelling through Europe I found myself in a small town and was befriended by two locals who showed me the area for a couple of days. It was a wonderful experience. The night before I left one of them remarked about where I was from, the frozen north country, and declared “you must experience our local sauna.” I grew up with wood-fired saunas near clear, cold lakes, so I did not need to be convinced and we set off.

What I found there changed my life. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Midwest Naturist Campers

4 weeks ago

Hiking the Appalachian trail in Vermont… as nature intended

Although the US has a fame for being a prude country, there are some local exceptions, and Vermont is one of them: there is no state law against public nudity (though there is one against disrobing in public :D) And with all those green mountains around (just think of the state’s name etymology), it’s a perfect destination for naturists!

My long-time pen pal Ed organizes an annual summer solstice naked hike in Vermont, and though I could never make it for this group hike itself, I went on the same route with Ed and another friend, Matt, just later in summer (mid-August).

The route includes a part of the famous Appalachian trail, so you’d expect a few fellow hikers, but it’s great to have the law on your side – just make sure to leave your car naked, and you don’t need to hide!-) Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Active Naturists

4 weeks ago

Minneapolis chases a nude yoga group back underground
Soma Be spent a lot of the 1980s and ’90s heavily medicated.

Soma had been chronically depressed since the time he’d graduated from Bethel College in the late 1970s. The next couple decades he recalls “not doing much.”

Nude yoga might be entertaining for adults. But is it adult entertainment?Susan Du
Nude yoga might be entertaining for adults. But is it adult entertainment?

By 1990, he’d been prescribed “tons and tons of medication” for anxiety and depression, leaving him in a drugged haze. At night he couldn’t sleep, and aimlessly wandered the streets of the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis. One night he got mugged. Another time he found a murdered woman’s body.

Then one day Soma passed out on the floor of his apartment, lying unconscious for hours. A neurologist determined he was suffering from something called “serotonin syndrome,” brought on by taking several times the normal dose of Prozac, among other drugs.

Soma had to wean off this dependence without giving in to depression. A therapist suggested yoga Continued…Read full original article…

Source: City Pages

4 weeks ago

‘I dare you’

A flurry of recent ‘My first time’ contributions got me thinking. Looking back over some of those posts, it’s clear that for many of us there’s an element of initial ‘dare’ about our first exposure in public. This doesn’t have to be a direct ‘I dare you’ approach, but can manifest itself in different ways.

The most recent ‘My first time’ contribution from Deborah suggests she didn’t want to appear prudish or embarrassed, and thus dove into the experience head first. My own naturist debut was a little bit similar.

Peer pressure.

So I made up a notecard which I distributed inworld to SL friends (who have identified as naturist in RL…some of my SL friends are only SL naturists) asking two simple questions. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: slnaturist

4 weeks ago

My first time : the Finnish sauna
When I was at school we had a foreign exchange cultural holiday, writes guest columnist Deborah, when a class from Finland came to our school for a week and, later, we returned to stay with them for a week. We’d put up a student at home when they were here in England, and we’d stay with their families when we got back to [I’ve opted to omit the name of the place : Ella] their home town.

I’d made friends with Katja, we’re still friends even now, and have each attended the other’s wedding.

Our class were all 17 turning 18 at the time and we were farmed out to the various families after the first day sitting in classes with our chosen partner.

We arrived on a Monday, and the week progressed as normal until Friday night when Katja’s Mum announced it was sauna night in the household. I looked through the window to see Katja’s Dad and brother firing up the sauna at the bottom of their garden, and the water of the lake at the bottom of the garden shimmering beyond.

‘Oh’, I blurted out. ‘We weren’t advised to bring swimming costumes with us’.

Katja and her Mum exchanged glances. ‘There is no need. We go naked in the sauna’

Everyone? Even in the course of the five days so far I’d fallen a little bit in love with Katja’s gorgeous looking, tall, lean brother. And he was going to go naked in the sauna???? Continued…Read full original article…

Source: the sl naturist

4 weeks ago

Naturist Images and the Confessions of a Soul

A number of years ago, forty-seven years ago, I met a young woman who captured my heart. Almost a year later, we were married and I gave her a bouquet of three red roses. Today, the symbolism of three red roses continues to have the same emotional impact as that August day. Symbols are powerful, almost magical in the lives of everyday humans.

Three red roses
Three red roses

I was struck by this image of a friend of mine, an on-line friend from the naturist community. It was simply because she is a beautiful woman, but perhaps it fell to the roses, three pink roses. This friend, like myself is married. And, like myself, she is a naturist edging deeper and deeper into the world of naturism that is characterised more by a need than a want. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Sky Clad Therapist – The Naked Psyche

5 weeks ago

A life changing decision. What does that mean for BareThoughts?
Channel Update

Hey guys, it’s been awhile since there has been some news around this blog, but a lot of things have happened in our personal life and obviously this will affect Bare Thoughts aswell. In this update I’ll try to explain why and what is going to happen with this channel in 2018 but also in these last few weeks of 2017. If, after reading this, you still got questions, feel free to ask them, I’m happy to reply to you all.

It all starts with one of the biggest decisions in my life: I’m quitting the international truckerslife. I’ve done it for 11 years now and I love it a lot, but lately my body is telling me that it’s enough. The switching working hours, long days, stress and food are taking it’s toll, especially since I have Crohn’s disease and my energy is really going down the drain. Luckily I found a company where I can work steady hours and max 5 days a week. Also a big plus: I’ll be home every day so more time with the family. The new job will still be on the road, you can’t get me of the road that easy, but more close by and no more sleeping in the truck. We as a family are very happy with the decision I made. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Bare Thoughts

12th November 2017

Home naturism

As naturism is such a core part of our lives, indoors and out at home and publicly on holiday, I don’t generally think about it in terms of ‘home’ at all. It’s just something that I/we do.

But I was speaking to an avatar recently who said that part of the attraction SL naturism is that it allows him to practice naturism by default. Either that or what he called ‘home naturism’ or ‘closet naturism’, sometimes together.

Living in an apartment block, hundreds of miles from the sea and lacking the self – confidence to go nude in public, the gentleman in question who lives alone confess his naturist activities to coming home from work, drawing the curtains, stripping off (if the weather’s warm enough) and logging into SL. He was well-versed on SLN too! Continued…Read full original article…

Source: the sl naturist

11th November 2017

The Digital Camera — Technology’s Gift to Naturists

To all the techno-geek engineers out there who over time created the capability for me to build a photo album of naturist memories without concern of what developers might see, who might find out, where copies might end up, and what might happen…..thank you! Thank you from the bottom of my gloriously nude heart. Because looking back on fond memories is one of my favorite pastimes. Nude memories can now be easily included in that.

I suppose the Polaroid provided the same capability many years earlier but on a much smaller scale and certainly with less fidelity. So, I’m not really counting that. But I did utilize a camcorder to provide the same purpose — documenting my new found nudist experiences.

In my younger years, I filmed many of my nude activities — really boring stuff really….cleaning, vacuuming, walking thru the house, my first foray into being nude outdoors, etc… It was just everyday life, but nude. I really enjoyed looking back on them later. It was like getting to step outside myself and get so me living as a naturist. Just going to and fro, nude. It wasn’t focused on seeing my penis and butt. It was about seeing my naturism. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naturist Thoughts

11th November 2017

Naked and Deactivated
An interview with Jessa – founder of the Nude Blogger

How did you fall in love with the nudist lifestyle?

When I was younger, I used to head down the surf coast a lot with my friends. I started dabbling with topless sunbathing, exploring the more secluded areas of the beach. I didn’t want to be… looked at in a certain way, and I wasn’t trying to be sexual, so I ended up at nude beaches, thinking people might be less inclined to stare.

In 2015, I was on a solo backpacking trip. At this stage, I’d spent the last few years visiting a lot of nude beaches, but in Montenegro that year I put my name down for WOOFING (free accomadation in exchange for work at a campsite/farm).

This place I signed up for – it was ‘eco friendly’, which I assumed was some sort of nature reserve. Turns out it was clothing optional. [laughs]. I didn’t realise at the time of booking, but once I figured it out I just sort of thought … this is meant to be, because I loved being naked, but I’d never tried the lifestyle. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Sea Foaming

10th November 2017