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During the current Coronavirus we shall continue to publish posts of interest to naturists. These posts may refer to outdoor or social naturist activities.

Naturists should, of course, comply with the regulations and advice issued by the Government.

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COVID-19: coronavirus facts and fiction

Prof. Adrian Esterman

Written by Prof. Adrian Esterman

Many people use the internet and social media to obtain their information about COVID-19, often just called coronavirus. Some of it is correct, much of it is not. As an epidemiologist with over 40 years of experience including seven years working for the World Health Organization, I will try and sort out what we currently know. However, this is a changing feast with new publications every day on all aspects of COVID-19.

Electron-microscopic image of the COVID-19 virus
Electron-microscopic image of the COVID-19 virus

COVID-19

Viruses are parasitic in that unlike bacteria, they can only reproduce inside a host cell, whereas bacteria can reproduce anywhere. However, virus particles can survive on surfaces. Viruses can infect all species of animals, and can even infect bacteria. All viruses consist of a core of either RNA or DNA, surround by a fatty coat. RNA viruses cause diseases like influenza, ebola, hepatitis, measles, and HIV. They mutate more easily than DNA-based viruses.

Viruses are nearly always much smaller than bacteria. For example, the bacteria that causes smallpox are about 300 nanometers in diameter, compared to 120 nanometers for coronavirus. To put that in perspective, that makes a coronavirus particle about one 2,000th the size of a grain of salt.

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Source: Medium

Original publication 20 March, 2020

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Holiday Park Women Raise £22,000 for Breast Cancer in Nude Calendar

Women from holiday parks around Wales have raised £22,000 for Breast Cancer Care by posing naked for a calendar.

The group’s photographs appear on a month-by-month calendar which has been snapped-up by collectors from across the UK.

With their modesty protected by props, the photos capture the women relaxing on the parks in Wales where they own holiday caravans and lodges.

Holiday Park Women Raise £22,000 for Breast Cancer in Nude Calendar

When their first calendar came out last year, it raised around £7,500 for charity – but strong demand for a 2020 version has now seen that amount almost tripled.

Leading lights behind the project were two women with holiday homes on the parks: Kay Large from Haydock in Merseyside, and Chris Lawton from Bramhall in Stockport.

Kay’s holiday home is at Meanan Abbey Caravan Park in Conwy, and Chris has a holiday home at Tree Tops Caravan Park near Hollywell.

The sum raised came from a combination of 1,000 sales of the £8.50 calendars, sponsorship by holiday parks of each month, donations, and a glittering gala night.

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Source: Business News Wales

Original publication 27 February, 2020

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Harry Redknapp wants no part of nudist beach as he comes across local naturists

Poor Harry Redknapp wanted no part of his local nudist beach tonight [26 February] when he was invited to go and chat with some naturists.

We never painted Harry for a pearl-clutcher but it seemed he was more than happy to hang back with wife Sandra than get anywhere near a bunch of naked pensioners letting it all hang out on the sand.

Harry was not keen on the nudist beach
ITV Harry was not keen on the nudist beach

On tonight’s episode of Harry’s show Sandbanks Summer, where the former footballer basically shows us all how brilliant it is to be mega-rich and live on the Dorset coast, he hosted John Barnes and Chris Kamara. Between the speed boat races and the fish and chips, they also took in a spot of nudist beach watching. Which all sounds very suss when you read it like that.

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Source: Metro

Original publication 26 February, 2020

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ACT nudist club helps fire-affected Bermagui nudists have fun in the sun

It hasn’t been a great beach season on the Sapphire Coast, with heavy smoke, fires, and ash on the sand and in the water still detering many swimmers.

But autumn is known to locals as having the best beach days, with clear blue-green water, warm ocean currents and plenty of sunny days. It’s not too late to capture the last of summer and what better way to celebrate living through an unprecedented fire season than by tossing aside those soggy swimmers and giving naturism a try?

Armands Bay, near Bermagui, is the only legal clothing-optional beach on the south coast.
Armands Bay Leisure Group Armands Bay, near Bermagui, is the only legal clothing-optional beach on the south coast.

After cancelling their annual Nude Year’s Eve dinner due to fire, Bermagui’s nudists, the Armands Bay Leisure Group, which frequents the only legal clothing-optional beach from Nowra to the Victorian border, Armands Bay, is keen to go ahead with their Family Fun In The Sun day, scheduled for Sunday, 8th March.

“We welcome new faces and there’s no pressure to get your kit off, it’s clothing-optional,” says club president Errol Masterson.

This year, the Bermagui group have had trouble finding someone to lead the games and activities on the day, so the ACT Nudist club has stepped in, providing an experienced facilitator and attending en masses themselves to support their coastal counterpart.

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Source: about regional

Original publication 25 February, 2020

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Naturism and mental health

I work in the mental health sector and have personal experience of mental health challenges, so when I hear about experiences that improve mental health I take notice.

Naturism and mental health

As a lifelong naturist I have met hundreds of people who have spoken with me about their experience of clothing optional social interaction in a non-sexual setting. The experience of most of those I met included one or more of the following:

  • Feelings of personal freedom
  • Absence of feeling socially different
  • Feeling trusted
  • Feeling empowered
  • Feeling respected
  • Feeling relaxed
  • Feeling part of something wonderful
  • Feeling accepted
  • Accepting that my own body looks great / not worrying about my age, shape, weight, skin colour, scars, amputations, skin conditions etc.
  • Feeling comfortable about making new acquaintances regardless of differences in age, skin colour, social status, education, career etc.
  • Feeling safe
  • Feeling fulfilled
  • Not feeling judged
  • Feeling that you have found your tribe
  • Feeling that for the hours you spend together, you are among friends.


With these personal experiences being so widespread, it can be no surprise that so many people report feeling a lot better about themselves during and after naturists events.

This seems to be particularly true for people who live with anxiety and depression, and for people who suffer from low self esteem.

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Source: Irish Naturism Association

Original publication 28 May, 2019

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Why are we so embarrassed about nudity? It’s the ultimate body celebration

Naturism taught me not to be ashamed of my body, the president of the Irish Naturist Association writes.

Like other Irish people my age, I was brought up in a conservative society.

There were rules of decency to live by, and any group deemed to be outside the social norm – members of the LGBT communities, hippies and people with different faiths – were very often looked upon with disdain.

I carried these kind of conservative views with me into adulthood. Taught to fear my body and alternative ways of life, I never imagined I would eventually come to embrace naturism.

Why are we so embarrassed about nudity?
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Appreciating nudity

I began to appreciate the benefits of a naturist lifestyle much later on in life, once my wife and I had children. Every June, we holidayed in a caravan by the south east coast.

The weather was often sunny during these breaks and the nearby beach was usually deserted, especially during weekdays. After swims, I would take my soggy togs off under my windcheater, enjoying that exhilarating feeling of the sun and air on my bare body.

Gradually, I became braver and, when no-one else was in sight, often ventured to the water naked, hiding back under my windcheater when others appeared.

I enjoyed the experience so much that I started only visiting very quiet beaches, so I could feel the water all over my naked skin without disturbance.

To my surprise, there were other like-minded people who enjoyed the freedom of a clothes-free lifestyle.

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Source: theJournal

Original publication 30 July, 2015

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Two members of Tiger Mountain Family Nudist Park say lifestyle is ‘freeing’

There is a place in the Puget Sound area where affordable, community centered life is possible. Rent is $400 a month and everyone knows their neighbors, but there’s a catch: It’s a nudist community.

Two community members from the Tiger Mountain Family Nudist Park, Mandy Zelinka and Jeremy Ferguson, joined KIRO Radio’s Gee and Ursula Show on Tuesday to talk about their lifestyle.

Two residents of the Tiger Mountain Family Nudist Park in studio on 18 February, 2020
KIRO Radio Two residents of the Tiger Mountain Family Nudist Park in studio on 18 February, 2020

Zelinka is newer to the nudist community, but Ferguson has been a nudist for a while. The two moved from their home in West Seattle to Tiger Mountain in October 2019.

“I’ve been doing it for a few years now and just absolutely love the lifestyle,” Ferguson said. “It’s a phone-free lifestyle when you’re out there hanging out with friends, and it’s a non-judgmental lifestyle. People just accept you for who you are because there’s no barriers.”

The Tiger Mountain community is on 40 acres of land, with a pool, sauna, and hot tub, “nestled in the middle of a mountain,” Zelinka described.

There are 30 spaces and about 45 residents, according to Zelinka’s estimates, in RVs, tiny homes, stick-built homes, and A-frame houses. Only members of the club are allowed to be residents.

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Source: MyNorthWest

Original publication 18 February, 2020

Posted on NatCorn 6 days ago

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Coronavirus Emergency

During the current Coronavirus we shall continue to publish posts of interest to naturists. These posts may refer to outdoor or social naturist activities. During the emergency naturists should, of course, comply with the regulations and advice issued by the Government.

#coronavirus #StayIndoorsSaveLives #staysafe #staywell #Covid19 #StayingHomeSavesLives #SocialDistancing #naturism

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Going naked: Europeans on going on a naturist holiday

Garden furniture website FarawayFurniture.com predicted that naturist holidays are going to be a travel trend that is set to take over 2020, with a whopping 543,000 average monthly searches made globally on Google.

FarawayFurniture surveyed 4,281 people to see what their views are and started by seeing what European country is most open to nudism. Germans are most open to going to a nudist beach (83%), followed by Spain (76%) and France (74%). On the other end of the scale and not so ready to bare it all are Brits (41%) and Turkey (35%).

Going naked: Europeans on going on a naturist holiday

Tanning evenly was the main reason 68% of participants were willing to bare all in the sun. Connecting with nature was next with 43%, followed by trying something new (39%). Helping the planet was another main reason 30% were willing to go on a nudist holiday.

The main reason people said they wouldn’t go on a nudist holiday is they are body conscious, women (72%) more so than men (63%). The second reason was they don’t want people to see their partner naked. 65% of men were worried about this compared to 46% of women. The other reason why people said they wouldn’t go on a naturist holiday is they think it’s not for them, (32%).

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Source: Travel Daily

Original publication 18 February, 2020

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New Plymouth nude beach walk not a flop

Eileen Saunders and Jas Base enjoy walks along the beach but they’re not romantic – they’re nude.

The pair are part of the Taranaki Naturist Club and spent an overcast Sunday morning taking part in the annual nude beach walk with seven others from the Waiongana Stream to Bell Block.

It’s not a nudist beach, but they had alerted the general public to the fact it was taking pace.

as Base, Eileen Saunders (looking back) and other members of the naturist club walked a stretch of the New Plymouth coast in the nude on Sunday.
Brody Dolan / STUFF Jas Base, Eileen Saunders (looking back) and other members of the naturist club walked a stretch of the New Plymouth coast in the nude on Sunday.

It was the first time Saunders and Base had taken part in the beach walk, and they loved it.

“Once you get your clothes off, you’re all on the same level,” Saunders, who had just a towel wrapped around her neck, said.

Saunders met her husband Ray at a nudist community named Rotota, between Taupō and Rotorua, and he was already part of the Taranaki club, so she joined a few years ago, too.

“I tell you what, it makes washing a whole lot easier.”

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Source: Stuff

Original publication 17 February, 2020

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Naked bathers want to ‘piggyback’ on Wild Atlantic Way’s success

Changes to legislation in 2017 mean it is not an offence to be naked in public and there have been calls to make traditional ‘nudist’ beaches around West Cork officially recognised

WEST Cork should be tapping into the ‘naked euro’ by providing signage and officially recognising many of the secluded ‘unofficial’ nudist beaches dotted along the region’s coast.

That’s the view of Stephen Bolton,  spokesperson for the Irish Naturist Association, who said that by aligning these beaches with the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) route it would bring a different element to the tourist mix, while also boosting tourists numbers in the area.

Calls have been made for West Cork’s many nudist beaches to be signposted on the Wild Atlantic Way route including Long Strand and Sands Cove
Ciara Patricia Langan Calls have been made for West Cork’s many nudist beaches to be signposted on the Wild Atlantic Way route including Long Strand and Sands Cove

West Cork boasts several beaches that have been attracting naturists for decades with some of the more popular including Dunny Cove, Sands Cove, Long Strand in the Clonakilty area, and Prison Cove in Glandore.

‘I have been down to Clonakilty three or four times over the past number of years. They are traditional naturist beaches and have been for decades, and it’s all locally known,’ Stephen told The Southern Star.

‘We are trying to piggyback on the WAW – which has been a masterclass in marketing – and if we could get a couple of pinpoint markers on their online interaction maps showing people where to go, it would be great. Obviously it’s locally known, but many tourists who happen to be naturists would not have that vital local knowledge.’

Changes to legislation in 2017 mean it is not an offence to be naked in public and it is only deemed an offence when someone is intending to cause offence, fear, or engages in sexual activity.

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Source: The Southern Star

Original publication 15 February, 2020

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Nudism/Naturism: Home alone?

A reader writes:

Dear Jillian,

It’s not a secret I’m very anxious to be socially nude, and I thought for a moment (after seeing a Twitter tweet saying “RT if you like to walk around naked at home”) how much of an exhibitionist I feel being naked at home, but only when the kids are not home. I don’t know how to describe it, but I feel like I’m doing something naughty by waiting for alone time to do what I enjoy. I wonder if it’s something you can discuss in an upcoming Naturist article.

– C

I would like readers here to chime in on this subject, because no doubt some of you experience this sort of thing.

Families swim at naturist camping spot Monts de Bussy, Haute-Vienne, France.
Alain Tanguay/Wikipedia Families swim at naturist camping spot Monts de Bussy, Haute-Vienne, France.

I’m guessing it must be difficult for all naturists who live with people who don’t accept naturism and nudity in the home outside of the bathroom and the bedroom.

Then there is the tricky issue of parents being naked around their children. Many parents teach their children about body acceptance and naturism, and whole families participate in public social nudism events at pools, beaches, campgrounds and the like. But it gets trickier, I think, when it comes to nudity in a home where children are present. There can be legal ramifications.

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Source: Jillian Page

Original publication 9 February, 2020

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Nudism and sex. Yes! Let’s talk about nudism and sex!

Nudism and sex. Yep. We know. It’s a dangerous subject. A lot of (mostly) men out there Google the word ‘nudism’ and ‘sex’ and are looking for porn. They don’t realize that for all of the real nudists in the world this query imposes a real threat. Their need gives (unjust) ammunition for all those against this unclothed ‘hobby’. And if we nudists and naturists want to do something about that we ourselves really have to talk about nudism and sex.

Because it is also a symptom of the time we live in. Look at Instagram and advertising: a lot of sexiness is used to get our attention. Sex has been made very important. Mucho mas important. And we naturists feel this pressuring on the way we look at ourselves. It influences the way we communicate with the outside world. We tell them that sex doesn’t exist in our world. Nonsense of course. We can do it anytime we want. But not anywhere we want.

Nudism and sex

A lot of teenaged boys are inspired by the porn they find on the web. And girls are living up to that image and sometimes even use sex as a currency. That must worry us all! It becomes more and more difficult to look back and recognize that sex and nudity used to be a sincere and profound inspiration for writers, painters and musicians etc for centuries. But now it’s a suspicious subject.

Where has the natural phenomenon gone? What if our parents stopped having sex? Well, we would not have been here today. It is an important part of a relationship and it can be a wonderful and inspiring activity. It should be like that anyway.

Sex has become something that is omnipresent as a currency, but is ignored on an everyday level at the same time. And that is why the word ‘nudist’ can be used in one sentence with ‘sex’ and the majority of people don’t bother whether or not this is correct. And pornsites use their online marketing skills and budget to monetize on nudism and sex. And since it is very profitable: we will get overthrown by them.

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Source: NTRSM

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Take It Off: 7 Struggles Of Being A Nudist In A World Full Of Clothes

I grew up naked. In my earliest memories, I’m nude. I was just very out there with my dislike of clothes.

I didn’t want to be confined to the “fashionable” limits of smock dresses and linen rompers. I didn’t understand why it wasn’t OK to be naked all the time.

I can thank my ultra-liberal, hippie mother for my shameless adoration of nudity. When we were little, my mom and dad had us do this fabulous thing called “nudey dances.”

It’s in no way creepy, I swear — we were little babies. I was maybe three or four. We’d just run around and dance to Peter, Paul and Mary… all completely naked and free. My mother wanted us to embrace our bodies and never be ashamed.

She hated that society restricted children in such a fundamental way. When we were home, she let us be wild. It was amazing.

I would toss my clothes, piece by piece, to the ground, and then I’d I jubilantly prance around the house to the melody of “Puff the Magic Dragon.”

Being naked was beautiful. Being naked is beautiful. This truth will always be forever ingrained in my mind.

It’s a mentality that has followed me through life. Like Tommy from “Rugrats” said, “Nakey is NAKEY!”

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Source: Elite Daily

Original publication 11 August, 2015

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black history naked soul bare bodies – beyond the colonial gaze

For the first full article in our 2020 black history series this question comes to the forefront. Can naturism move beyond the colonial gaze? Can the real life naturist community hold space, and  make room for the black naturist experience? Every time we do a a feature on the black experience in naturism someone white comes along and criticizes it with the tired old story that being a naturist means you treat everyone equally. Consider this response to our teaser black history month post on MEWE elevating the view of black bodies.

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This idea that race doesn’t matter or just because you highlight the experience of one racial group is are diminishing the other just isn’t real. As I have said before the idea that all naturists and nudists are unprejudiced or don’t discriminate is a myth, it isn’t  represent reality. Research showed that just inst how human beings function. The reality is there are naturists and nudists who are prejudiced and racists just as there are prejudiced and racist people in every segment of society. The problem here is these prejudices are often the lens through which other naturists are viewed. Despite protestations to the contrary, white naturists and nudists usually view black and brown naturists through the gaze of the white naturist experience.

To understand why this is an issue of concern we need to understand history. Many African people spent most of their time naturally naked before European colonialism.  The colonizers showed up and called that nakedness that societal naturism uncivilized.

Clothing was a tool of the colonization of Africans
Clothing was a tool of the colonization of Africans

The temperature in most of African called for less not more clothing. The colonial European gaze looked at this perfectly appropriate way of life and dress and said NO. It was this European lens that forced more clothing and less nakedness upon Africans. Africans who were enslaved in western culture and Africans whose nations were colonized. African culture didn’t do that. African indigenous religions didn’t do that. It was the colonial gaze. 1) Consider this researched assessment from Felicity’s blog writer by the founder of the now defunct Young Naturist of America.

While most people don’t think about the historical political impact of the clothes they wear, textiles and the textile industry has in fact had a tremendous impact on societies around the globe, and still do today. It must be remembered that prior to the European Renaissance and Industrial Revolution, the majority of Earth’s human population was (and still is) centered about the equator in tropical and semi-tropical regions.

Fabric body concealment was not ascribed any moral dimension as symbolic of modesty or purity. The naked human body was associated with poverty at worst, honesty and purity at best, and was, at the time, not directly associated with human sexuality by the majority of Earth’s peoples.

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The colonial gaze wasn’t just a tool of slavery and colonialism. The colonial gaze fetishized naked black bodies. The colonial gaze dubbed naked black bodies profane. The colonial gaze said naked black bodies were not normal despite it being the natural state of being for many African cultures. The value of nakedness as a natural state and natural way of life in a communal and social living was driven by the colonial gaze.

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Source: Clothes Free Life

Original publication 1 February, 2020

Posted on NatCorn 2 weeks ago

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