Nudist beaches or nudist tradition beaches?

There are currently three deep-seated issues of concern to governments across the globe, namely: the health crisis caused by COVID-19, the social and economic crisis caused by COVID-19, and whether the cartels of nude beaches may or may not include the word “tradition”. Since it is necessary to establish priorities and I cannot attend to all the concerns of our heads of state and government, I am going to focus on the issue that has generated the most media interest and most headlines from the Council of Trent back in the 16th century when the press was still written: the happy subject of the posters. Be careful, it is not a trivial matter (I always wanted to use this expression, it makes me the chichi pepsicola). And I’m serious (about the chichi).


Dr. Seuss’s Little-Known Book of Nudes

What happened when the beloved children’s author tried to write for adults

One hundred eight years ago today, the world welcomed Theodor Seuss Geisel, better-known as Dr. Seuss—legendary children’s book author, radical ideologist, lover of reading. Among his many creative feats is a fairly unknown, fairly scandalous one: In 1939, when Geisel left Vanguard for Random House, he had one condition for his new publisher, Bennett Cerf—that he would let Geisel do an “adult” book first. The result was The Seven Lady Godivas: The True Facts Concerning History’s Barest Family.

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Is female nudity obscenity? Plea asks Supreme Court to decide

The petition, an anticipatory bail plea, has been filed by Fathima AS, an activist from Kerala, who is apprehending arrest for offences under POCSO Act and IT Act after she uploaded a video on social media of her two minor children painting her naked body.

A plea in the Supreme Court has sought examination on whether female nudity would per se constitute obscenity necessitating invocation of penal provisions by authorities under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and Information Technology Act (IT Act)


Coronavirus warning from Italy: Effects of COVID-19 could be worse than first thought

Italian doctors are warning that COVID-19 is not just a respiratory disease but a killer affecting the whole body.

The long-term effects of COVID-19, even on people who suffered a mild infection, could be far worse than was originally anticipated, according to researchers and doctors in northern Italy.

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The untold story of Yugoslavia’s naturist paradise

For Yugoslavia’s socialist government, accepting millions of naturists who wanted a relaxed space to get back to nature was a useful show of Cold War soft power. The policy left its mark, with nudist resorts on the Adriatic Coast to this day — but the modern, capitalist world has also brought new challenges.

In August 1972, the International Naturist Federation held its 13th Congress in Koversada, a city-sized camping resort on Croatia’s Istrian coast.


“I live naked”. How to take advantage of insulation to reconnect with your body

“I’m in balls” is a very graphic, very sensory way of describing uncertainty and vulnerability . We are in balls when we don’t know what’s next. We are in balls when we do not know what happens, when we do not know what to do. But we are naked, too, when we become easy to read, when our shields go to hell and show ourselves as we are . We have all been deep in balls these past few months. 

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The Irish Times nude cover that never saw the light of day

Magazine was pulped after chairman ‘went ballistic’, but a copy has emerged for sale

The year is 1981. The month is August. On the cover of what is meant to be the precursor to The Irish Times’ now-familiar Saturday colour supplement are two bare bottoms. They belong to two people shopping in a supermarket in Cap d’Agde, a naturist resort in France, which was then the largest such resort in Europe. The name of the magazine is The Irish Times Colour Supplement.



DIVERSITY: one of many words with positive connotations. Multiculturalism. Inclusivity. Heterogeneity. I don’t know how far Ireland and our association are on par with other European countries, but I want to believe that the trend is clearly bullish.

On one of our excursions to the Zuiver Spa in Amsterdam I was stopped by the police leaving my town on my way to Dublin Airport at four in the morning. While they were preparing the breathalyzer, I was asked by the public security forces after I explained that I was going to the airport: “Going home?” 

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Happy Five Year Birthday!

Yup, it’s been five years since that first post of The Free Range Naturist. When I started this, I figured that I would have about one hundred stories, old and new. I thought that maybe I’d give it a day a week for two years. I have been surprised!

Along with evolution in my writing and our photography, DF and I have been to so many new and different places freely naked. It is now something to look back on, seeing a piece of life well spent and well documented. We have had fun and life continues!