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Sunbathing warning: How to protect yourself when suntanning naked – skin cancer risks
Ditching swimwear on holiday is no longer taboo with over 22 per cent of Britons opting for sunbathing in the buff. How can you still protect your delicate areas when tanning naked?

Almost a third of Britons dare-to-bare and reveal they prefer to wear no clothes while on holiday. With naturist beaches fast becoming the new travel hotspots, getting that all over tan is more popular than ever before. This trend looks set to continue with 27 per cent of 18 to 24 year olds choosing to one day getting their kit off, saying they are up for it in the future. When it comes to sunbathing ‘au natural’ 31 per cent prefer tanning naked. However burning one’s bits is the reality for most so how can you protect yourself when tanning in the nude?

Sunbathing warning: Precautions to take when sunbathing naked
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Research from Hotels.com and the British Skincare Foundation looked at Britons attitudes to sunbathing in the buff. It found that half of those surveyed over 55, admit they don’t always use sun protection when exposing those sensitive areas to the sun.

Almost two thirds admit they don’t always use sun protection, 41 per cent claim to find it’s easy to forget and shockingly, 7 per cent never wear sun cream at all.

What’s more, almost two fifths of 18 to 24 year olds are not aware that it’s even possible to get sunburnt down under, with many finding out the hard way.

When it comes to burning their private parts, six per cent admitted experiencing the pain, 14 per cent have caught the sun while sunbathing topless and one in five have come back from the beach with a burnt bottom.

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Source: Express

Original publication Aug 6, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 6 days ago

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So Many Naked Germans! A Rookie’s Guide to the German Sauna Experience.

It’s been ten years since my first visit to a German sauna world, or Saunawelt as they would say auf deutsch. An internet blogger friend pointed me in the direction of the newly expanded Therme Erding conveniently situated between Munich and the nearby international airport. As a seasoned naturist, I will remember that initial sauna adventure for all of my days. That moment you walk into the co-ed changing rooms, trying to look unfazed by your inability to open your locker, inconveniently located in awkward proximity to a middle-aged couple removing their clothes. Meanwhile, preoccupied as to whether you’re about to offend more people by being naked or by wrapping yourself in a towel. Informative directives were posted everywhere, which would have been ever so helpful had I paid more attention during that one semester of college German.

It’s not especially helpful that there are approximately a bazillion sauna and “therme” (thermal pool) centers dotting the map of Germany, not to mention those to be found in Austria, Switzerland, and the Netherlands – each of which have a unique set of customs and rules that may or may not be posted – in German – on a wall, leaflet, or countertop. Doesn’t matter really though; there’s clearly something in the DNA of central Europeans that allows them to decode the unspoken rules of social nudity. It’s no secret the Germans are thought leaders in social-nudity, but still… how do they always seem to know what’s going on?

Before going into my detailed guide for naked spa rookies, I should encourage those who worry about the communal nudity thing to read any number of TripAdvisor reviews written by prudish Americans who uniformly confirm that non-sexual nakedness in a social environment only feels awkward for about five minutes, until you realize that clothing actually does very little to help us obscure the things that make us feel most awkward or inadequate about our bodies. This is not a post about the perils or merits of social nudity, but instead, a guide for the person who says, “I’m over it. A bazillion Germans seem to think it’s fun! I’m gonna shed my inhibitions and sweat it out with a bunch of strangers, and I’m gonna like it!“

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Source: The Meandering Naturist

Original publication DECEMBER 17, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 20th June 2019

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A naturist ‘in jail’.
An intriguing topic, isn’t it? The more as this is not about a brick-and-mortar jail but one of a totally different kind.

A little while ago I received this message. A cry for help. As I don’t feel equipped to comment on this just like that, I asked the sender of this (who asked if he could remain anonymous) if I could post his message on my blog. He agreed. Please read this and if you have suggestions, ideas or constructive comments, please leave them at the bottom of this page!

I was a naturalist growing up from the age i say 10 years old. On my own only deep in the woods in hidden ponds, rivers, creeks i found or knew from geological maps. As i got older and working like EVERYWEAR there was in Puerto Rico. On job assignments. I did hiking in the rain forests and along the beach for 1/8 to 1/4 mile from an access point to a nude beach was aloud.

Now handicapped. I cant drive or visit beach’s because my wheelchair or rollator can’t make it through the sand to reach the nude beaches or even some nudists resorts/camping grounds. There not handicapped equipped! Also i need someone that can drive me there with my wheelchair or rollator and gear (emergency oxygen tank and meds and meters and such.) To sleep at a place would require power and a 4 person tent just for me!

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Source: Zjuzdme

Original publication June 5, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 8th June 2019

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How to sleep: Five important health reasons why you should always sleep naked
HOW TO sleep: Do you sleep naked? If so, you’re not alone, and the habit comes with some surprising health benefits such as losing weight.

Sleeping naked is common among much of the UK population, and if you’re yet to swap your pyjamas for your birthday suit then you might want to reconsider. According to research by Sealy UK, one in five people in Britain sleep naked, with those in Cardiff, Brighton and Southampton most likely to sleep in the nude. Sleeping naked has been scientifically proven to be good for you, and Neil Robinson, chief sleep officer at Sealy UK, explained all its top health benefits.

How to sleep: There are five health reasons why you should always sleep naked
How to sleep: There are five health reasons why you should always sleep naked

Your body needs to be naturally cooler at night, ideally around 1C lower than normal, to help you get a good night’s sleep, said Neil.

He explained: “A study conducted by the US National Institutes of Health found that keeping yourself cool while you sleep could help speed up your metabolism, as your body compensates by creating more brown fat to keep you warm.

“This brown fat produces the heat needed by burning calories, helping boost your metabolism all day long. The best way to keep yourself cooler when you sleep? Either invest in a duvet with a lower tog, or sleep naked.”

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Source: Daily Express

Original publication May 26, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 2nd June 2019

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Sussex nudists enjoy days out, country walks and yoga classes in the buff
For a growing number of people in Sussex being naked is simply more comfortable and allows them to enjoy a sense of freedom. While the majority would be embarrassed to bare all on a country walk, naturists are now organising a range of activities across the county and it doesn’t stop at nudist beaches and swims.

From naked yoga, hikes across the Sussex and Kent countryside, ten pin bowling, cream teas, meals out and trips to art galleries – it seems naturists are enjoying all sorts of ordinary activities in the buff.

Every Sunday, people drive from Horsham, Crawley, Tonbridge and Rye to the Edwardian Motcombe Swimming Pool in Eastbourne to enjoy a weekly naturist swim which has been running for 35 years.

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Naked yoga Alan Peill SUS-190523-155614001

Philip Baker from the group said, “The pool and naturism date from the same period and both were considered modern, healthy activities at the time.

“We use the term naturist rather than naked for our swim to emphasise that this is not a hedonistic, but a natural activity.

“Our ethos is respect both for ourselves and others, regardless of shape, age, gender, size, colour, or disability.

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Source: Eastbourne Herald

Original publication 23 May 2019

Posted on NatCorn 29th May 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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Getting Naked With My Friends Was The Most Body Positive Experience of My Life

“Let’s go to King Spa,” a friend said seven months ago, inviting me to the Korean Spa. The trip involved saunas, relaxation, and critically, nudity. Four of my friends were going, and they wanted to welcome me to the naked club. I pride myself on being a body positive person— or acting like I am when I don’t feel it— so I responded: “I’m all over that.”

I was terrified.

"I feel more at home in my own skin, like I have less to hide. I walk through knowing that my body, and all of our bodies, are just as they should be."
“I feel more at home in my own skin, like I have less to hide. I walk through knowing that my body, and all of our bodies, are just as they should be.”

Nudity is something that we don’t really do in The U.S. I think it’s something that shouldn’t be weird, but I am a product of my environment, and it would be a lie to say that I didn’t feel weird about it.

Then my grandmother went into hospice. It was a lucky break (only regarding this one thing). I missed the trip, and I didn’t have to confront my nudity demons. Not yet.

In November, an email popped up in my inbox. The subject line read, “King Spa!” I was all in. My back had been killing me for weeks, and I was ready for some hot water, hot saunas, and time with my close gal pals.

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Source: Ravishly

Original publication 01.24.17

Posted on NatCorn 21st May 2019

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Sauna: una pasión finlandesa
En Finlandia existen 1,7 millones de saunas para una población de 5,2 millones, es decir, una sauna para cada 3 habitantes.

A partir de ahí es posible percibir la pasión de los finlandeses por la sauna. Más que simplemente un momento de ocio, la sauna es una tradición centenaria, a la que se le atribuyen poderes medicinales ya que el calor propicia una mejor circulación sanguínea además de la relajación y alivio de dolores musculares. La sauna finlandesa consiste en una pequeña sala, con paredes, techo y suelo cubiertos por tablas de madera, y una especie de grada para sentarse. El calentamiento se realiza a través de un calentador eléctrico en una caja cubierta por piedras, sobre las cuales se echa agua para generar vapor. Este vapor es increíblemente caliente, haciendo que la temperatura en la sauna quede entre 80 y 100 grados.

El ritual de la sauna finlandesa generalmente sigue los siguientes procedimientos: La palabra sauna es la palabra proveniente de la lengua finlandesa más conocida en el mundo. Con toda razón, en la cultura finlandesa la sauna tiene una posición incontestable en la vida del día a día. En la cultura tradicional en el campo la sauna era un lugar de multiuso universal para todo tipo de actividades sociales y sanitarias. Además de la cocina era sólo en la sauna que se encontraba agua caliente para baño o lavado de la ropa. El agua caliente también era (y sigue siendo) un componente esencial a la hora del parto, un acto que era siempre conveniente hacer en la sauna, un lugar bien protegido de los ojos de los otros componentes de la familia. Todavía hoy vive un buen número de personas en Finlandia que nació en una sauna de madera de campo.

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Source: Info Nudismo

Original publication 11/04/2019

Posted on NatCorn 16th April 2019

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New Research Shows That Naturism Improves Body Image & Happiness
Research Study Shows How Naturism Improves Body Image, Self-Esteem and Life Satisfaction

At last, we have an actual research study about naturism and its positive effects on body image and happiness! The research was published online in the Journal of Happiness Studies on January 21st, 2017. It set out to investigate the “possible psychological benefits of naturism.” As the author notes, naturists have long been making claims about how naturism improves self-esteem, body image, happiness and has many other benefits. But as the situation indicates, “very little empirical research has investigated these benefits or any plausible explanations for them.” This is sadly true. You’d think in an industry as big as this one, some organization would’ve funded this type of research by now.

Previous research studies demonstrate the positive effects of naturism on kids
Previous research studies demonstrate the positive effects of naturism on kids

The paper cites the few relevant studies that were conducted in the past 55+ years. There are a number of studies that show how naturism or nudity benefits children. Marilyn Story’s research from the 80’s found that nudist kids had a more positive body image than non-nudist kids. In their 1988 study, Lewis and Janda found a correlation between childhood exposure to non sexual nudity and increased self-esteem as well as comfort with sexuality in adulthood.

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Source: Felicitys Blog

Original publication September 18, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 13th April 2019

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Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong
For decades, the medical community has ignored mountains of evidence to wage a cruel and futile war on fat people, poisoning public perception and ruining millions of lives. It’s time for a new paradigm.

From the 16th century to the 19th, scurvy killed around 2 million sailors, more than warfare, shipwrecks and syphilis combined. It was an ugly, smelly death, too, beginning with rattling teeth and ending with a body so rotted out from the inside that its victims could literally be startled to death by a loud noise. Just as horrifying as the disease itself, though, is that for most of those 300 years, medical experts knew how to prevent it and simply failed to.

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In the 1600s, some sea captains distributed lemons, limes and oranges to sailors, driven by the belief that a daily dose of citrus fruit would stave off scurvy’s progress. The British Navy, wary of the cost of expanding the treatment, turned to malt wort, a mashed and cooked byproduct of barley which had the advantage of being cheaper but the disadvantage of doing nothing whatsoever to cure scurvy. In 1747, a British doctor named James Lind conducted an experiment where he gave one group of sailors citrus slices and the others vinegar or seawater or cider. The results couldn’t have been clearer. The crewmen who ate fruit improved so quickly that they were able to help care for the others as they languished. Lind published his findings, but died before anyone got around to implementing them nearly 50 years later. This kind of myopia repeats throughout history. Seat belts were invented long before the automobile but weren’t mandatory in cars until the 1960s. The first confirmed death from asbestos exposure was recorded in 1906, but the U.S. didn’t start banning the substance until 1973. Every discovery in public health, no matter how significant, must compete with the traditions, assumptions and financial incentives of the society implementing it.

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Source: Huffpost

Original publication SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 11th April 2019

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Nudism = Happiness

Are nudists and naturists happier than the rest of the world? Are they more connected with Nature and does that deep connection gives them different (even better) understanding of themselves? I am thinking about it for some time now. Since the beginning of my naked journey, my life has changed to better without any doubt. But the questions are why and how naturism/nudism changed my life?

The most obvious thing that changed in my life is that I started to spend any time that I can, being naked. And the more time I was spending naked the more I was paying attention to my body. I started to treat my body as my temple, as my home. I started to appreciate my own body. It was not, and it is not a perfect body, but it is the only I have and I can’t get a new one. If I want it to be healthier, if I want it to look better I have to work on it, take care of it. Before my nudist journey, I was taking my body for granted. Wasn’t eating good, wasn’t working out at all… All I have done for my body was to wash it and use body lotion twice a year (if I even had remembered).

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Source: Naturism Girl

Original publication 25/03/2019

Posted on NatCorn 30th March 2019

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The older, the nuder.
Interesting how things can change in a moment.

When I first thought of the title for a new post (this one: the older, the nuder), I had an idea where this was going. Until I started investigating the idea, which made me see things in a much different way. Let me tell you what I thought and what I’ve learnt!

My initial idea was that, when people get older they get less flexible. I’ve seen it everywhere and still do. I’ve seen it with my parents too.

That brought me to the conclusion that older people should stay nude more for the simple reason that putting on clothes requires some agility, and since older people have that less and less, not having to put on clothes would make life easier for them. Are you with me so far? Sounds logical, doesn’t it? Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Zjuzdme

Original publication December 12, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 15th December 2018

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Until Fairly Recently, The YMCA Actually Required Swimmers To Be Nude

Last week, I was eating lunch with a friend and her dad in Manhattan on 23rd Street, directly across from what used to be the McBurney YMCA, when my friend’s dad had a sudden recollection.

Apparently, in 1968, as part of a freshman requirement for the city college he attended, all male students took a swim class at the YMCA. For reasons somewhat unclear to him at the time (and, we joked, probably repressed until now) the Y had a particular rule: If you’re going to swim, you must swim nude.

Aquatic directors did the "visual inspections" before a boy could enter the pool.
Aquatic directors did the “visual inspections” before a boy could enter the pool.

“Nude-nude?” I asked. “Totally nude,” he said.

He remembers the instructor telling them something about it being more sanitary that way. “But,” he conceded, “no one really questioned it.” After a moment, he paused.

“What the hell was that all about?”

I thought I’d investigate. Was my friend’s dad just recalling some adolescent nightmare? Was his swim teacher some pervy old dude? Or was this requirement legit? And if it was, why? How would not wearing a bathing suit be any less sanitary than skinny-dipping? Continued…Read full original article…

Source: vocativ

Original publication Apr 29, 2014

Posted on NatCorn 23rd November 2018

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Skin cancer is more common among men ‘because they avoid sun cream’ as death rates have jumped by 70% over the last three decades
Australia has the highest melanoma deaths – it kills 8.3 people per every 100,000
Slovakia and Slovenia are placed second and third, while the UK ranks 15th
Rates are up in all but one of 33 wealthy countries around the world studied

Skin cancer death rates have soared in wealthy countries across the world over the last three decades, research shows.

Rates of melanoma – the deadliest form of the disease – have risen for men in all but one of 33 countries studied since 1985.

Skin cancer rates and higher and rising faster among men, who experts say are more likely to die from the disease because they're less likely to wear sun cream and protect themselves
Skin cancer rates and higher and rising faster among men, who experts say are more likely to die from the disease because they’re less likely to wear sun cream and protect themselves

Australia has the worst relationship with the cancer, with 8.3 deaths from it per every 100,000 people, followed by Slovakia and Slovenia. The UK ranks 15th with 4.2.

And the rates are worse, sometimes more than twice as bad, among men – in Britain and Spain 70 per cent more men are dying of skin cancer than 30 years ago.

Experts say this could be because men are less likely to use sun cream or protect themselves properly from the sun’s damaging UV rays. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mail

Original publication 5 November 2018

Posted on NatCorn 13th November 2018

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Naked and Vulnerable Even When Clothed

Sometimes there is a real need for darkness. Darkness is a place where we are the least sure of ourselves, and perhaps that is a good thing. Why do I say this? Well, more often than not, our ego gets in the way of our becoming wiser, more complete beings. In the darkness, we fall asleep and enter into a level of connection to something bigger than the boxes we put around the world and ourselves using our minds. In darkness, we give up control and the doors open to a universe beyond all of our imagining, a world within which we find ourselves at home – curious, isn’t it?

In the underworld of dreams
In the underworld of dreams

When we wake up to the light of a new day, when night is pushed away, we dismiss the dreams, the forebodings, the flying, the embracing of everything that is too absurd for our conscious mind to accept. We know better, or so we try to convince ourselves. And so, we arm ourselves to do daily battle with the outer world, encase ourselves in protective armour whether that be a business suit or other uniform that validates ourselves as “one of them.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: A Canadian Naturist

Original publication November 3, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 12th November 2018

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Would exercise work better if we did it naked?

The ancient Greeks found the nudity practical and pleasurable, and wore draped clothes that could come off in a matter of seconds if the need arose. They discovered that training for athletics while enjoying the advantage had its share of the benefits, but historical evidence also suggests that students attended classes without wearing clothing. The lack of clothing was so common, in fact, that it became part of the tradition of the Olympic Games.

The oldest form of the Olympic Games dates back to 1100 BC and already in the seventh century BC, reports appear of the Spartans discarding their clothes during the competitions. When they were not restricted by clothing, naked athletes won such a high proportion of contests that other competitors began to copy their style of “birth attire”. From then on, nudity became an integral part of the Olympic tradition, until the games were banned by the Christian emperor Theodosius in 393 AD to embrace polytheism. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Info Nudismo

Original publication 11/5/2018

Posted on NatCorn 10th November 2018

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Farmers strip down to help mental health services in rural and remote Australian farming communities
MADDISON Smith is, of course, normally fully clothed while she’s out on the land, but this time she has stripped down for a very important reason.

MADDISON Smith is a fourth generation sugar cane farmer from the Mackay region.

She’s normally found working hard on the farm, but she’ll soon appear in a calendar as a nude model.

These women are farmers from Mullewa in Western Australia who worked together for their image
These women are farmers from Mullewa in Western Australia who worked together for their image Emma Jane Industry

She’s one of many farmers who have agreed to strip off as part of a push to promote mental health issues and prevent suicide in rural and regional Australia.

The movement was started by Ben Brooksby, a fifth generation farmer. Most days, the 25-year-old can be found working alongside his father and grandfather on the family farm in regional Victoria.

But he’s just returned home from a trip across Australia collecting photographs of nearly naked farmers. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: news.com.au

Original publication AUGUST 3, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 30th August 2018

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Toples Si o Toples No

Pasó el huracán cáncer y a su paso quedan las marcas de la victoria, esas señales que explican tu vida y te van a acompañar siempre. Tardamos en aceptar ese nuevo yo ante el espejo, y hay quien nunca lo consigue del todo. Si me planto ante el espejo y observo las cicatrices me estremezco, si recuerdo cada operación, cada vez que he cruzado la puerta que conduce a esa fría sala, cada despedida dejando al otro lado del pasillo a quien más te quiere… si recuerdo todo eso mi corazón se resiente, pero si me centro en la victoria, en que estas heridas no son más que VIDA, eso me llena de fuerza y de ganas.

Os sorprenderá la foto, o quizás no…

Primero ansié que llegara el día en que pudiera tatuarme el pezón, pero al final ves que llega el verano y aún no es posible, y si os soy sincera con tanta cicatriz por el dorsal ancho y con el implante de piel de la espalda no sé yo si será peor el remedio que la enfermedad.

Lo cierto es que yo había hecho toples siempre, no por lucir pecho que siempre he tenido muy poco y no me ha importado nada, más bien al contrario, lo que me gusta es la sensación de libertad y de sentirte cómoda, de nadar sin que nada te oprima…

Hasta que llegó el cáncer y entre otras muchas cosas se llevó esa sensación de libertad. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: El Crep Demi Vida

Original publication Jul 22, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 18th August 2018

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The benefits of sleeping naked

Depending on whose statistics you believe, about 10 to 25 percent of the world population sleeps in the nude. That’s not much. Of course we can understand that if you’re an eskimo living in an iglo or a nomad sleeping on the floor of a tent in the desert at temperatures going well below zero that you may perfer to put some socks on, but other than that, why on earth would you chose to wear clothes in bed? And yet, more than three fourth of the world population prefers to do so.

We’ll let you into a little secret here… wait for it… YES! We sleep naked!

Since long before we became nudists, or better, since we started to consider ourselves nudists we have chosen the option to sleep in the buff. We never actually gave it a lot of thought really, it always felt natural. Pyjama pants just got stuck in our butts, causing annoying wake-ups in the middle of the night involving pulling and squeezing and turning and meanwhile waking up our partner who was not particularly happy with the sudden energy in the bed either.

At least, that’s how we imagine that things would go, we sleep naked since way before we met each other and here’s why you should too. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naked Wanderings

Original publication December 7, 2017

Posted on NatCorn 12th August 2018

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Scarred women refuse to cover up for beach saying: “Don’t dare tell us we’re not bikini beautiful”
Scars and abuse have not held back these six women, who have shared their extraordinary stories of self-acceptance and proudly posed in swimwear together

With this heatwave kickstarting summer, many of us will be ­frantically trying to tone our ­wobbly bits and slapping on the fake tan, ready to slip into that bikini.

But for some it is an almost impossible prospect.

(L-R) Michelle, Kizzy, Isabella, Sylvia, Corinne and Raiche aren't held back by the scars they once hated
(L-R) Michelle, Kizzy, Isabella, Sylvia, Corinne and Raiche aren’t held back by the scars they once hated Daily Mirror

Sylvia Mac has spent the last 45 years desperately covering herself up, after suffering severe third and fourth-degree burns during a ­childhood accident.

Now 49, she says the relentless, hurtful comments and stares from strangers left her considering suicide.

“I didn’t realise how bad my mental health was, I thought this was just a physical thing,” she says. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mirror

Original publication 15 JUL 2018

Posted on NatCorn 5th August 2018

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Natural reflexology of barefoot walking
According to Wikipedia, reflexology, also known as zone therapy, is an alternative medicine involving application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion.

It is not scientifically proven that reflexology is medically useful. A Study by the Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, United Kingdom, emphasized that “the best evidence available to date does not demonstrate convincingly that reflexology is an effective treatment for any medical condition”. However, a study of the University of Songwon In South Korea and one from the University of Minnesota in the United States have demonstrated an improvement in sleep, a reduction in fatigue and an increase in well-being.

An increase in well-being

Just for this increase in well-being, reflexology is proving to be a gentle and effective practice. You can go to a practitioner to massage your feet or hands. There is yet a simple and free practice: walking barefoot.

Barefoot walking, especially on various surfaces, seems to have the virtues of reflexology. Indeed, the latter uses the acupuncture meridians, which are all connected to different organs. By stimulating them, we often experience positive effects. Walking barefoot would therefore have the same effect, pressing these energy zones. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naked and Happy

Original publication May 8, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 12th May 2018

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Rikke er naturist: Vi skal stoppe med at være så kropsforskrækkede
Naturisten Rikke Laursen har altid elsket at være nøgen. Hun gider ikke være perfekt og har fundet friheden på naturistcamping.

På naturistcampingpladsen ved Kysing Strand går naturisten Rikke Laursen og klipper hæk med sin veninde, som er på besøg.

Veninden er ikke naturist og er en stor kvinde på omkring 140 kilo, så hun har ikke lyst til at være nøgen. Men det er varmt at klippe hæk og lige så stille smider veninden tøjet.

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Til sidst er hun med nede og bade nøgen, og for første gang nogensinde kunne Rikkes veninde hvile i at være nøgen. For rundt omkring dem gik andre naturister med et par ekstra kilo på sidebenene, og det er fuldt acceptabelt.

Og det er netop det naturisme gør; at man føler sig fri, ifølge Rikke Laursen.

– Jeg elsker følelsen af at være nøgen og få sol på kroppen. Det er fantastisk at bade nøgen, for man føler sig som en havfrue eller delfin, fortæller Rikke Laursen. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: dr

Original publication 16. SEP. 2017

Posted on NatCorn 2nd May 2018

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A non-nudist’s guide to getting naked in a Swedish sauna

Wood crackles as it burns in the small furnace opposite me, small rivers of sweat run down my brow, pooling in my eyes causing them to blink.

The soaring temperature begins to make me feel woozy and the smell of the fire permeates my nostrils. Almost in chorus, the eight or so men in the room exhale deeply as they too battle with the heat.

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I’m in a sauna perched atop a wooden pier in the middle of the sea. But aside from its postcard-perfect situation, there’s something else that’s unusual about this particular hot box. You see, I’m stark naked, as is the stranger to my immediate left and right. Welcome to the world of naked saunas.

It was on a train journey through Sweden with a friend that I decided to take the plunge into Scandi culture by shedding my inhibitions — and my clothes. Both in Sweden and Scandinavia as a whole, the sauna isn’t just a pastime, it’s a way of life. Like fika (the coffee break), sweating away stress is part and parcel of the Swedish experience. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: travel.nine.com.au

Original publication 26/4/2018

Posted on NatCorn 28th April 2018

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Is Nudism a Natural Way to Save Money?

Despite its controversial reputation, people continue to join nudist communities. In fact, an estimated 10 to 15 percent of the American population prefers being in the nude. This begs the question of whether there’s a way to use nudism to save money?

Actually, many nudist colonies cost money to join — hence they’re often called resorts. They usually consist of walled-in communities of homes, apartments, and other amenities where people simply live in the nude.

These communities usually host a number of activities that people can perform naked — and one way or another you pay a fee to participate. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: savingadvice.com

Original publication April 26th, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 27th April 2018

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Que consideramos Bio Nudismo

Menos estrés y más autoestima, eso es lo que inicialmente puede ofrece el nudismo, a las personas que han conocido la forma de vida naturista. Toda una filosofía de vida, donde pierden validez los cánones de belleza impuestos por las modas y que ayuda, y mucho, a la autoaceptación de nuestro propio cuerpo.

El nudismo y en extensión más clarificadora el naturismo, llevan un enorme componente en lo que se refiere al respeto al medio ambiente y a la conservación del planeta.

“El nudismo es una filosofía, una mentalidad, uno es nudista siempre, lo practique o no, porque es una manera de pensar de la persona sobre el cuerpo humano. Creo que todo el mundo es nudista desde que nace y luego la sociedad nos impone la ropa y nos hace pensar que hay algo malo en el cuerpo, pero posteriormente algunos nos damos cuenta de que esta imposición es muy negativa y logramos superar las barreras que nos han inculcado hacia nuestra anatomía”. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Espacio Bio Nudista

Original publication ABRIL 7, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 11th April 2018

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Nudismo y mayores

Quedan muchos años, quedan tantos que ni siquiera tengo claro que llegue, no me planteo mi vida más allá de pasado mañana, pero a veces me pregunto qué pasará con mi naturismo cuando sea una persona de edad avanzada.

He oído tantas veces “yo ya no tengo cuerpo para andar enseñándolo” que casi lo he asimilado como el estribillo de una canción, generalmente entonada por una cantante, ya que la mujer es la que más sometida está a la presión del anti envejecimiento. No en vano, se dice que son el 80% de la clientela de las clínicas estéticas y de rejuvenecimiento frente al 20% que son hombres. ¿Qué cuerpo se supone que hay que tener para andar enseñando?, ¿uno joven y esbelto? El secreto es que cuando tu te desnudas no lo haces para enseñar nada, sino para “absorber” todo a través de tus sentidos. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Viviendo Desnudos

Original publication 29 marzo 2018

Posted on NatCorn 6th April 2018

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Mother defends sharing bath with 10 and 11-year-old sons

A mother who shares baths with her 10 and 11-year-old sons is at risk of “confusing” her boys, a life coach has said.

Ben Edwards, who is a father himself, appeared on British breakfast programme This Morning to debate the issue of nudity in front of your children, and said that, as boys approach puberty, they “tend to fantasise about their mother”.

Journalist Lauren Libbert explained that she was naked in front of her sons and they bathed together often.
Journalist Lauren Libbert explained that she was naked in front of her sons and they bathed together often. This Morning

His comments came after journalist Lauren Libbert said she continues to bathe with her sons even though they are 10 and 11 – something she said is a “normal” and “enjoyable” part of their family routine, the Daily Mail reported.

Mother-of-three Holly Willoughby suggested Ben was “over-sexualising” the matter, but viewers watching at home appeared to agree with his point of view – tweeting that the mother-of-two’s decision to be openly naked in front of her children was “weird” and “not normal”. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: New Zealand Herald

Original publication 28 Mar, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 31st March 2018

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Amongst the Military and Veterans

Today, we share an infographic titled “The Silent Enemy: How PTSD Damages Our Soldiers”.

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This infographic points out that many of the serving or veteran military personnel who are diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are simply not receiving the clinical or financial support they need.

This is despite the fact that PTSD is more understood than ever before. In fact, as the infographic points out, doctors have been treating soldiers for psychological effects of combat since World War I. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Rehab 4 Alcoholism

Posted on NatCorn 25th March 2018

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The naked truth about depression: Kiwi farmers bare all for mental health

Kiwi farmers are removing their overalls and gumboots in a lighthearted bid to raise awareness about the mental health crisis in rural communities.

West Melton Young Farmers Club members enjoy the great outdoors.
West Melton Young Farmers Club members enjoy the great outdoors.

Amid stubbornly high suicide rates among the rural community, Australian Ben Brooksby launched The Naked Farmer social media site last year.

It quickly caught on and he soon had farmers sending in their disrobed shots from all over the world, including a few from New Zealand. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Stuff

Original publication February 11 2018

Posted on NatCorn 22nd February 2018

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Mass skinny dip for a good cause
Would you bare all for charity?

We wanted to create an event that would not only push the boundaries and drive awareness for an important cause, but also inspire people to let go of their inhibitions, have fun and celebrate their wonderful bodies in all their diversity.

If this hot weather is making you want to strip off and head to the beach, you could be in good company next month when the Bay of Plenty is hosting a group skinny dip for a good cause.

Breast cancer survivor Tracy Harding, 60 will be doing a naked swim as a fundraiser.
Breast cancer survivor Tracy Harding, 60 will be doing a naked swim as a fundraiser. George Novak

The inaugural Nude Dude charity swim is being held on March 15 at an unnamed Western Bay beach.

The swim will be a fundraiser for Tauranga’s Breast Cancer Support Service, which provides emotional and practical support for Western Bay women with breast cancer, and their families. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Bay of Plenty Times

Original publication 3 Feb, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 16th February 2018

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Naked in Motion – 2 years of nude yoga in New York, and counting

‘Naked in Motion‘ is a group of a few yogis in New York City and Boston with a great mission “to create spaces where all people can experience the freedom and empowerment of clothes-free movement without worrying about their safety”, and they have been making lots of buzz in press! So much in fact, that it’s hard to believe they are only two years old. This is particularly encouraging, given that many naturist events and organizations in NYC have recently disappeared, e.g., body-painting dance parties, Zensual yoga, Vita Nuda gatherings and sudden departure of YNA (I certainly miss their Nude Year’s Eve parties).

So, I finally made it to visit ‘Naked in Motion‘ – for their birthday class last Saturday (which only makes more sense to celebrate in birthday suits). The class was led by the founder – Willow and she made sure it was a safe and comfortable experience for all. Before the class, she read ‘Community Rules’ (which also came in the confirmation email). Frankly, I am not a fan of rules, but I may be just used to being in the naturist environment, where there is usually no need for such rules to be told explicitly – I heard from other newcomers that they appreciated this approach. The major part of the rules ensures that the environment is non-sexual and body-positive, and a subset is aimed to women and transgender people in particular, as they may have additional hurdles on their way to feeling comfortable in their own skin. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Active Naturists

Original publication 31 january 2018

Posted on NatCorn 13th February 2018

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Would you work out NAKED? Health coach explains how exercising in the buff leads to better results – and it can even improve your sleep quality

More people than ever are ditching their clothes in favour of nude workouts.

Activities like naked yoga have making waves in Australia over the past few months with both men and women reporting better results, improved sleep and a boost in their body image as a result of exercising naked.

Doing exercise in the nude is on the rise, with activities like naked yoga making waves in Australia
Doing exercise in the nude is on the rise, with activities like naked yoga making waves in Australia Nude Yoga Girl Instagram

‘There are various studies that claim that baring it all in your exercise routine can help improve body image, mood, sleep and much more,’ the holistic nutritionist told FEMAIL.

Lee explained that one of the reasons we choose to exercise is to feel comfortable in our own skin.

‘As humans, we like to feel good and that’s perfectly natural. Working out in the nude can help us slowly feel more comfortable in the skin we’re in,’ she said.

‘While running on the treadmill with your parts jiggling a little may seem like a bit of a foreign concept, it can help you keep an eye on your progress.’

Unfortunately Lee said that it has become commonplace in our society for people to be unhappy with their bodies.

‘Being in the nude can help connect you to your body, reduce shame, improve self-acceptance and increase your sense of self-worth,’ Lee said.

‘The vulnerability of being naked with others can help unite people and create the realisation that we all have our own insecurities but we’re all beautifully human.’ Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mail

Original publication 22 Jan 2018

Posted on NatCorn 29th January 2018

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Rhassoul/Rasul

A friend in London emailed me this week to tell me about her second ‘rhassoul’ spa treatment. She’d previously had a rhassoul (or rasul or sometimes even ghassoul) experience in London, but this time it was at a Wellness centre in Germany.

Let me explain what the Rasul/Rhassoul is first.

It’s a soap made from clay, so that if you lather it up you can effectively create a mud covering to your skin. Moroccan -Rhassoul comes from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco- people have used rhassoul for centuries as soap and shampoo. The ritual of using Rasul appears to be akin to the Hamman -although please don’t write and tell me if I’ve got that wrong! 🙂 although the ‘mud’ element does make it seem like another ‘wellbeing’ experience with which some of you may be familiar. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The SL Naturist

Original publication January 21, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 27th January 2018

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“Why I love being nude”: the health benefits of being a nudist
Cherie Lidbury talks about how she feels more comfortable without clothes.

Who doesn’t love the thrill of being naked? Whether it be walking around the house sans clothes when you’re home alone or that time you threw caution to the wind and went skinny dipping, there’s something intimately freeing about getting your gear off.

Cherie Lidbury and her art
Cherie Lidbury and her art

While for most of us nudity is about all about a moment of spontaneity, for some it’s a permanent lifestyle choice.

Cherie Lidbury, who lives in Newcastle on the New South Wales coast, says she fell into the nudist lifestyle in her 30s when she was a sales rep on the road and has embraced the concept ever since. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Whimn

Original publication September 13, 2016

15th January 2018
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I Tried It: Naked Yoga
Namaste in the nude.

Believe it or not, the first thing you notice is the heat.

The author in position. (Staged photo, no photography is allowed at naked yoga.)
The author in position. (Staged photo, no photography is allowed at naked yoga.)

In the corner of a dance studio on the third floor of an undisclosed location, I lean against a piano and loosen my belt while wiping the sweat gathering on my forehead. Soon I am naked, about to take my first-ever yoga class—garbed or otherwise—with the dozen or so lads of Naked Yoga for Men, a Cambridge-based group that has practiced yoga au naturel for the last 15 years. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Boston Magazine

Original publication 9/25/2015

14th January 2018
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Why Are We Still Resisting Nudity? An Exploration of Nudism and Naturism
Have you ever pondered the idea of nudism or naturism as a way of life?

In Western culture, there are very few laws specifically prohibiting simple public nudity and yet we are encouraged to think of covering the body as an obligatory requirement for social interactions. We cover our bodies for “impression management, style, panache, and careful bodily representation.” We even feel compelled through social pressure to wear at least minimal clothing, even when swimming, and other activities that really do not and should not require covering. But clothing does serve a purpose beyond covering. We use clothing and other accessories for an outward expression of our identity and group affiliations.

In the National Geographic Channel documentary Taboo: Extreme Living, Psychology Professor Matthew Westra spoke to the ideologies in the US surrounding nudity. “Nudity is a taboo in America because we primarily equate nudity or nakedness with sexuality and we have taboos about sexuality,” he began, “a lot of it has to do, I think, with the Puritan and Victorian heritage that we have, which says that any kind of temptation will lead you into hell.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Psych N Sex

Original publication JULY 29, 2017

23rd December 2017
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‘Nude dudes’ – and ladies – wanted for Tauranga naked swim for breast cancer charity

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: New Zealand Herald

Original publication 19 Dec, 2017

22nd December 2017
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To Shave or Not to Shave?

The issue of shaving or keeping hair is something that many naturists have thought of at one point or another, whether for esthetic purposes or hygiene. But just how hygienic is it?

According to AsapSCIENCE, your hair is there for a reason. We used to be covered in hair, but eventually evolved to only have it in certain places. We’re the only mammal to have long, coarse pubic hair, actually, so it’s likely to be there for a reason. Pubic hair appears during puberty to work as a signal to potential mates that we’re ready to mate. It also acts as protection from friction during sex. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naturist Fab

Original publication December 13, 2017

15th December 2017
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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

11th December 2017
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Why nudism is critical and matters to society

Nudists know the many benefits of nudism and shared nudity. However, a vast majority of people, who are not nudists, see nudity as bad. We know this feeling is rooted in education as well as the fact that society has been sexualizing nudity for years. Therefore, people associate nudity to sex, and because sex is private, nudity should be. End of the story for many people.

Nudists have disassociated nudity and sex. Being naked is therefore normal, natural and social. With this, every nudist has been exposed to all sorts of nude bodies: every color, gender, body shape, scars, etc. Nudists know that nudism is all about being comfortable in our ones skin, with ones own body. When kids are exposed to nudism early or adults later when they embrace the nudism lifestyle, they understand that people are all different and come to respect, and appreciate, those differences. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nu et heureux – Naked and Happy

Original publication 30 November 2017

5th December 2017