History of naturism in Canada
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History of naturism in Canada

For most of human history, nudity was a natural and normal part of life. People were naked when the environmental conditions favored them. The “bathing suit” is a very recent invention dating back about a century. It is only with the advent of industrialization that humans began to be ashamed of their bodies. When we began to replace our natural world with manufactured products, we grew up to see everything that was not man-made as imperfect. The human body became an object of shame to be hidden and shaped by clothing.

13 rules you have to follow on a nudist beach
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13 rules you have to follow on a nudist beach

And some which are just polite

Naturists from all over the world make it their mission to travel around nudist beaches in different countries, soak up the sun, sea and surf, while completely nude.

The Wild History of Nude Beaches
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The Wild History of Nude Beaches

It took a little white to get the nude beaches that exist around the world today.

There’s nothing quite as freeing as being naked, yet it’s still considered taboo. We were all born naked, but you can’t just strip down at any beach or kick it poolside in your birthday suit. Nudity may not be mainstream, but there are still places you can go to let it all hang out with like-minded folks. Nude beaches have been around for nearly 100 years thanks to the progressive thinking of one Kurt Barthel. You’re welcome, nudists and curious teens everywhere.

Nudists claim their space in Cantarriján
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Nudists claim their space in Cantarriján

The naturist meeting has been a little different this year as a result of the measures of the coronavirus health crisis

The coronavirus crisis has changed many things. Also the appointment of the nudists in Cantarriján, who this year have not been able to organize the activities of other summers, but have not wanted to stop meeting to claim their space. The Association Friends of the Nudist Beach of Cantarriján yesterday made an appeal to remember that this space is of naturist translation.

Recreational Naturism versus Ethical Naturism
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Recreational Naturism versus Ethical Naturism

Which term is used depends partially on where you are. In Europe, the term “naturist” is used almost exclusively while “nudist” is often derogatory. In the United States, most people who attend clubs call themselves nudists because they belong to the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) who uses the term “nudist”. Americans who go to free beaches tend to prefer to identify themselves as “naturists” because historically, the Naturist Society (TNS) has been the biggest defender of free beaches in the United States. 

Are you a nudie or a prudie? When she posted this naked selfie, even her daughter was shocked.
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Are you a nudie or a prudie? When she posted this naked selfie, even her daughter was shocked.

Lying naked on my front in the privacy of my garden on a scorcher last week, I took a selfie.

It showed half a shoulder, a fraction of my make up-free face and a hint of the slope of my behind. 

Not exactly provocative. I posted it to my Instagram, then got back to dozing in the sunshine.

Nadia Sawalha strips to bold bikini for rousing body positivity call to action
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Nadia Sawalha strips to bold bikini for rousing body positivity call to action

The Loose Women star is stripping off to flaunt her figure after years of insecurity – and has urged fans to show off their bodies too

Nadia Sawalha has urged her followers to love the body they are in – winning an outpouring of support and appreciation in the process.

Battle of the bums: Museums raise cheeky smile as they compete for title of the best behinds as visitor numbers plummet during pandemic
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Battle of the bums: Museums raise cheeky smile as they compete for title of the best behinds as visitor numbers plummet during pandemic

Curators around the world are competing for title of ‘Best Museum Bum’ as part of a social media challenge

The naked, healthy truth
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The naked, healthy truth

There are three different kinds of people: those who like to be naked, those who don’t like to be naked, and those who wish they could enjoy being naked but can’t bring themselves to do it. I’m not going to advocate that one of these is better than the others but I will try to shed some light on why we all fit into one of these categories.