As well as adventure, cultural or gastronomic tourism, naturist tourism is a reef that moves some millions of dollars a year and has conquered more and more adepts as well as enjoying beaches where you can walk and sunbathe completely naked, you can Enjoy various other activities dressed as he came to the world.
Naturist tourism already has luxury resorts, cruises and many facilities in dozens of countries around the world, where visitors feel free to walk totally naked.
In Spain, you can enjoy this experience more and more widespread in impressive natural environments in geographies as diverse as the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands and in Andalusia, mainly in Almeria and Malaga and along the coast of Spain.
In France, every summer 3.5 million people opt for naturism including 2 million foreigners. Germans, Dutch, British, all are attracted by the sun and French beaches where you can sunbathe without clothes. France is the most visited destination in the world by naturists. Without clothes, without social barriers, that is why France every year conquers more followers of this practice. Continued…Read full original article…
So you have decided to give nudism/naturism a try, good for you. Unlike those people who win the lottery and claim it wont change them, most naturists won’t make that same claim. In a textile dominated world, those of us who see clothes as an option rather than a requirement are going to do things a little differently once we escape from our fabric prisons. Your life will change, mostly for the better, and as a result you are going to make some changes too. We spent most of the holiday season with family, and that meant sadly wearing clothes. It did however get Tara and I talking about how we have changed and what changes we have made or intend to make. I made some notes and decided to share with all you wonderful people because it is winter, I live in Canada, and blog worthy naturist experiences will be a bit fewer and farther between for the next few months.
Change comes in many varieties, some are simple enough, others are more complicated. The first thing you will do is change your main living space to make it naturist friendly. I have discussed this from a few different angles in previous blog posts, how to survive a Canadian winter is a perfect example. When I moved in with Tara last year, she was more of a part time naturist and only made a few minor adjustments prior to my moving in. Now that this is my home as well, some agreed to make some additional upgrades. We are lucky her backyard is very private, just some new evergreen shrubs and cedars needed planting in one corner to fill a void created when the trees and bushes go bare in the fall through to spring. Having a dual income to work with also allowed us to splurge and get a hot tub installed. For naturists and textiles alike I would highly recommend this expense, we use it almost daily no matter the weather. Even a basic model is not exactly cheap however, and we wanted something more midrange. Add to that the cost of installation, leveling ground, a new electrical hookup, and so on, this was a huge expense that we did not make on a whim. The reward however, you cannot put a price on it. We still enjoy the occasional visit to our nearby Naturist resort that has an indoor pool and sauna, but it is hard to do better than the convenience of a hot tub steps from your back door. We have ours placed so that it is fully private but open enough we can be outdoors year round enjoying the hot water and no silly swimsuits. I understand this is a luxury beyond the reach for many, it was for us before we became a couple and pooled (pun intended) our resources. If you can manage it I highly recommend the investment. The only other major change to the house was at the front door, There are two accent windows that gave almost full view into part of the home, and a large glass insert in the door that also had some very transparent sections. Some DIY frosting for the accents was cheap and easy enough, the insert was a bit more expensive but totally worth it. That last upgrade actually came via a readers suggestion after my recent embarrassing encounter at our front door, a “smart” doorbell with camera to avoid any further surprises. We got a good deal in the boxing day sales but I have yet to find time to install it. Continued…Read full original article…
For a while it seemed that naked dining was going to be the next big food thing in cosmopolitan cities of the world. The opening with great fanfare of several nudist restaurants that attracted global media attention seemed to be the harbinger of a new taste for ‘food in the nude.’
One-time events at clubs, bars, cruises and private celebrations linking eating and drinking with nakedness have popped up over the years, drawing their share of media coverage. But when twin brothers Stéphane and Mike Saada inaugurated the O’naturel restaurant in Paris in November, 2017, they seemed to have tapped an opportunity in the naturism market.
“We’re in the heart of Paris and we’re eating naked,” Yves Leclerc, president of the French Naturist Federation, told The Local at the time. “It’s a little surreal. It’s like when we’re on holiday, but even better.” He lamented that “at home, I have to put my clothes on to go to a restaurant.” Continued…Read full original article…
It’s not often I find myself completely starkers by the arches on a Tuesday evening, but surrounded by people all similarly unclothed with the tantalising scent of wood-fired pizza wafting in the air, it’s starting to feel like there could be far worse places to be.
Wind back about 15 minutes and the situation was a whole lot more uncomfortable.
Tentatively, I crept inside Flour & Ash for Bristol’s inaugural Dine Naked event to be met by a room filled predominantly with men, sipping from champagne flutes and making polite small talk.
Only the polythene bags ready for clothes to be deposited in set the scene apart from any normal post-work do.
Fighting a strong urge to turn and flee, I did what any self-respecting English woman would do and made a beeline for the bar. Complimentary glass of bubbly in hand, I scan the room for a friendly face and soon strike up a conversation with a nearby man.
Whenever the discussion turns to nudism — ahem — I recall an episode of the old “Bob Newhart Show” where Bob is to give a lecture at what turns out to be a nudist camp. The director — buck naked — is seated behind a desk in a big leather chair.
Bob asks: “Don’t you stick to your chair?”
And speaking of sticky situations involving nudists (sorry!):
Last week, our newsroom got an interesting email from Kai Luckan of Tampa. He, his wife and their 5-year-old daughter were visiting St. Lucie County and decided to spend New Year’s Day at Blind Creek Beach.
Which, if you didn’t know, is a nude beach.
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Well, not officially; the county has never formally designated Blind Creek Beach as a “clothing optional” beach and there are no county signs identifying it as such. Visitors and folks from the Treasure Coast Naturists have used the beach sans “textiles” since 2014.
They tout its “family-friendly” atmosphere. Which is to say, sometimes there are nude kids on the beach, along with their parents. It’s never been a big deal.
It turned into one New Year’s Day when Luckan said his family was approached by a St. Lucie County Sheriff’s deputy who said he’d gotten a complaint about Luckan’s daughter — and the family had to leave.
People are being invited to throw away their inhibitions, along with their clothes, for a four course meal.
The one-night-only ‘naked feast’ is being hosted by Tap Social in partnership with naturist group ‘Dine Naked Oxford’ and Native Feasts.
The brewery in Botley, Oxford, was approached by the group from British Naturism as the place to host their first event.
Organisers said: “We were approached by a naturist group ‘Dine Naked Oxford’, whilst doing some festive catering at the brewery in December who were looking to host their first event. We thought it too mad an idea to turn down.”
Dine Naked Oxford says its main goal is to ‘provide naked dining experiences in and around Oxford to promote healthy body image.
Zipolite beach in Oaxaca is always popular among people who like to spend time on the beach unclothed, but never more so than during its International Nudist Festival.
More than 4,000 participants are expected to celebrate the festival’s fourth edition from February 1 to 3, when activities will include nude yoga, beach volleyball au naturel, unclad obstacle courses and body painting.
Sami Pineda, mayor of the municipality of San Pedro Pochutla, said local authorities are in favor of promoting the event because of the boost to the local economy.
The mayor said that since it began the festival has been considered one of the best by the international nudist community and attracts visitors from all over the globe. This year, she has asked the federal government for organizational help and assistance with security.
Juan Marcos Castañeda Jair, president of the Zipolite Nudist Federation, clarified that nudism is not sex or swapping partners but freedom, contact with nature, acceptance without giving undue importance to one’s physical characteristics and having fun with friends and family. Continued…Read full original article…
Por qué deberías de estar siempre al desnudo Te decismo por qué deberías de estar siempre al desnudo (la ciencia nos avala). La desnudez es la forma más natural de experimentar el mundo. Y una muy beneficiosa que no tiene por qué censurarse.
Uno de los sueños más recurrentes, según la psicología, es aquel en el cual aparecemos desnudos frente a un gran público, una señal de ansiedad y miedo al fracaso. La idea de que la desnudez es mala y vergonzosa tiene orígenes victorianos que, no obstante, sorprende que sigan vigentes.
Pero, ¿por qué nos resistimos a aceptar lo más natural que tenemos, viéndolo incluso como una cualidad obscena? Es como si la ropa fuese parte de esa disociación con la naturaleza en la que insistimos vivir: una forma de distinguirnos como “civilización” frente a lo otro –lo animal, lo salvaje– y quizás una ilusión que nos remite al concepto de progreso –lejos de lo primitivo–.
Pero además de distanciarnos aún más de la naturaleza, tapar el cuerpo con ropa puede llegar a tener efectos nocivos para nuestra salud –por ejemplo, al impregnarnos con los químicos de cierta ropa que se ha probado tóxica–. Incluso, hay quienes afirman que el mismo hecho de censurar la desnudez despierta en la psique humana un sentido de deseo (lo prohibido es más sexy), provocando que el sexo impreso en los cuerpos desnudos sea objeto de mercado para el capitalismo. Por eso, andar siempre al desnudo —o el mayor tiempo que puedas— es una acción que puede ser decisiva para normalizar, o mejor dicho cambiar, el sentido de la desnudez en la sociedad. Continued…Read full original article…
It should surprise no-one that, when it comes to the law and naked bodies, context is everything. The man who strips off for the sauna at the gym without any repercussions could be subject to a fine of many thousands of dollars if, a few hours later, he were to streak across the MCG during the cricket. The woman who plays beach volleyball in her birthday suit at New South Wales’ oldest nudist stretch of sand, Lady Bay Beach, without legal consequences could be fined an hour later should she not put on some form of covering when walking back to her car.
Whether someone’s personal exposure attracts the attention of law enforcement depends upon what is deemed by officers to be an “obscene” act or “indecent” exposure. The words of the Office of Film and Literature Classification can be adopted usefully here. To determine whether something (or someone) is obscene or indecent, police must take into account the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults.
While there are many prosecutions around the country each year for lewd behaviour generally (which would include “flashing” and indecent exposure), prosecutions for nakedness on its own are extremely rare. There is one famous exception, but we need to go back four decades to rural Western Australia to find it. Continued…Read full original article…
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I’ve long been a supporter of body positive websites. I’m Australian and the idea of a breast or a penis lounging on a beach, or on a sofa does not bother me. I’ve spent a good amount of time at nude beaches, I’ve skinny-dipped, and I’ve spent hours at home without a stitch of clothing on. (I’m not alone in these activities, trust me!) I don’t think I’m worse than anyone else when it comes to my standards or morals. And it’s has definitely helped me develop a healthier attitude and appreciation of my own body. It has also help me understand that under our clothes we are not all perfectly sculpted, have flawless skin, or proportional. We are all different, and embracing that concept is healthy.
When a society decides to shame one’s nakedness, to label it pornographic, unhealthy, lewd or worse, it reinforces destructive behaviors – especially with our younger generations – that contribute to eating disorders, steroid abuse and other issues.
Paris’ very first nudist restaurant O’Naturel gave diners a place to leave their clothes and inhibitions at the door and its opening in November 2017 was hailed as evidence of the rising popularity of naturism in France.
But after little more than a year the restaurant, located in the 12th arrondissement, is set to close its doors for the final time in February… and it’s all down to a lack the bare necessity that all restaurants rely on: customers.
“It is with great regret that we announce the definitive closing of the O’Naturel restaurant on Saturday, February 16, 2019,” announced the owners, 42-year-old twins Mike and Stephane Saada.
“Thank you for having participated in this adventure by coming to dine at O’Naturel. We will only remember the good times, meeting beautiful people and customers who were delighted to share exceptional moments.” Continued…Read full original article…
Claudia jugó con los límites de Instagram… y perdió. O perdió a medias, porque encontró un nuevo enfoque para su arte. Eso, y una comunidad entera de creadores que han convertido las redes sociales en su campo de batalla en la lucha contra la censura del cuerpo. Del femenino, sobre todo. Porque en Internet, el paraíso de la pornografía gratuita y accesible para cualquiera con una conexión, el desnudo de la mujer sigue siendo tabú, y el castigo consiste en eliminarlo.
Hay anacronismos que surgen de otros anacronismos. Si lo de quemar sujetadores nos suena muy sesentero, que esa imagen naciera de una de esas fake news tan siglo XXI no es menos chocante. 7 de septiembre, año 1968, un grupo de mujeres se manifiesta a las puertas del centro de convenciones de Atlantic City. Dentro se celebra el certamen de Miss América. En plena explosión de la llamada Segunda Ola Feminista, la traca final de la protesta prometía ser una gran pira en la que se quemaran los “instrumentos de tortura contra la mujer”, con el sujetador como eje central. Se amontonaron cientos de sostenes, se tiraron a los cubos de basura situados en el centro de la protesta… pero el fuego nunca se produjo.
La (no) imagen fue tan potente que se convirtió en símbolo. Una joven reportera del New York Post, Lindsy Van Gelder, mencionó la hoguera de sujetadores en una columna, más como un deseo que como una realidad, pero el suceso caló y los medios replicaron la noticia falsa en grandes titulares. Había nacido un mito, y medio siglo más tarde el pecho de la mujer sigue siendo el arma predilecta de la lucha feminista, y su peor enemigo, la censura.
Un sábado de marzo, la artista valenciana Claudia Sahuquillo amaneció sin cuenta de Instagram. Ningún aviso, sólo un mensaje en la pantalla: “Se ha desactivado tu cuenta porque infringe nuestras condiciones”. Casi 80.000 seguidores a la basura de un momento a otro. Su proyecto #SkinIsTheNewCanvas convertía efectivamente el cuerpo desnudo de la mujer en su lienzo. Y sí, las fotos mostraban pezones. Pintados, pero pezones. Recuperó su perfil el lunes después de justificar, a través de un formulario, que en lo suyo no había pornografía, sino todo lo contrario. Igual que se fue, volvió. Pero a ella el susto sólo le confirmó que lo que hacía tenía sentido. Continued…Read full original article…
Yes, and don’t worry, I’ll try to keep this levelheaded and with both feet on the ground. At times. Probably. In a way.
Maybe you laugh at the fact that people can sense energy. If you do, please keep reading. You might be in for another good laugh if nothing else.
I for one am convinced people sense energies. We are, after all, made of energy. Basic physics break us down to atoms, and atoms consist of energy particles: protons, electrons and neutrons.
Energy is also made of energy (hey, I’m awake, aren’t I?)
Did you ever meet someone you immediately liked? Or disliked? Without ever having met that person before in your conscious life? I blame that (dis)like on the exchange of energy between people. (Ready, laugh, go!) Continued…Read full original article…
Students from the University of Bristol have been snapped in the nude for a naked charity calendar.
The cheeky photographs feature students from 12 different societies, including the badminton team, a group of fencers and the lifesaving team, all posing with strategically placed objects which prevent them from baring all.
One of the nude pictures shows the ultimate frisbee team standing proud in the park with just their frisbee protecting their modesty.
Others show the Snowsports society turning their backs to the camera on the dry slopes.
The calendar was organised by the University of Bristol’s Raising and Giving (RAG) society with proceeds going to three local charities.
The spectacular range of images were taken by photographer Bryan Wong.
‘The calendar has become an annual event within RAG’s fundraising, due to the pure enthusiasm of the student body,’ RAG’s events officer, Paige Taylor said, speaking about the calendar’s success. Continued…Read full original article…
My assignment Saturday was simple: Go to the beach and count naked people.
What could go wrong?
Well, as my colleague, Outdoors columnist Ed Killer, noted wryly, I was going to count nudists frolicking in the surf on the final day of “Shark Week” while in the shadow of a nuclear power plant.
Yep, only in Florida. Perfectly normal.
I decided to adopt a strict “only look ’em in the eyes” strategy when reporting this delicate assignment
“Everybody here is really open. Nobody cares that you don’t have clothes on. And it’s not a pick-up scene,” said Kelly Spirito, of West Palm Beach, (center) who relaxes with friends July 11, 2015, at Blind Creek Beach, a clothing-optional beach, in Fort Pierce. Many people came out to celebrate National Nude Recreation Week with a group skinny dip.
Many years ago, two chefs from two different restaurants decided that they would ban all cameras and photo-taking. One chef said that food was to be eaten, not photographed. He particularly did not like to see his customers snapping selfies with their food. It didn’t take more than a month or two before both restaurants had to close down. One of them tried to salvage his business by declaring that he had changed his mind; he now encouraged photograph-taking. Take as many photos as you want, he pleaded. But it was too late. When a person wages war against a selfie taker, there is no turning back. The die is cast and every selfie lover will do his bit. In most cities in Asia that would mean just about every single customer of yours.
Restaurants that ban selfie-taking may survive in Europe but there’s no way such a restaurant can make ends meet in Asia. When I think about it, if I have a choice to eat something without once taking a pic or to pose for pics with the food without eating it, I would rather pose for pictures with the food than eat it.
It’s very hard to explain why Asians are so obsessed with selfie-taking. I was once in a nondescript Underground station in London and a friend I was with asked me why a group of Korean tourists were taking selfies in the station itself. It was quite an ugly station actually but they were all busy taking selfies with their phones/cameras. Before I could think of an answer, a train approached and out came my phone for a quick selfie. I just had to take a selfie with an approaching train and I do this even in my own country. Continued…Read full original article…
Le comité d’accueil n’a pas la langue dans sa poche à notre arrivée. Nous, les textiles, sommes très gentiment prévenus. Rien n’agace plus les adeptes du naturisme, que de lire ou d’entendre les sempiternelles réflexions graveleuses à propos de cet « art de vivre » pratiqué par certains depuis des décennies.
« Chez nous, c’est le respect qui prône, respect de soi, d’autrui et de l’environnement », expliquent côte à côte, devant le stand dressé sur la plage de la Mama, Jean-Louis Ucla, le président de la Fédération Rhône-Alpes de naturisme et Pierre Brocard, le président du club du Soleil du nord Isère. ».
Cette première Journée sans maillot sert aussi à cela. Faire tomber les préjugés contre cette manière d’être, choisie par 35 000 membres en France. Des personnes qui estiment que la vie est plus belle quand on choisit de la mener le plus souvent possible, dans son plus simple appareil. À la plage, dans les associations et les clubs de vacances. Mais aussi chez soi. Mais les a priori ont la peau dure et le défi est de taille pour la fédération. D’après un récent sondage Ipsos, 83 % des personnes interrogées ne seraient pas tentées par le naturisme. Même si, comme le confie Jean-Louis Ucla, « il y a une plus grande tolérance de l’opinion publique aujourd’hui. Et puis l’image du gendarme de Saint-Tropez traquant le naturiste n’est plus vraiment d’actualité. Il y a encore des résistances mais beaucoup nous ouvrent leurs portes, comme l’a fait le parc de Miribel avec cette plage officielle ». Selon ce jovial responsable, à l’aise, deux tiers des gens qui rejoignent cette famille pas comme les autres, ont découvert le naturisme par hasard. Justement sur une plage. Et à entendre les adeptes purs et durs, l’essayer c’est y prendre très vite goût. Hier, les sans maillot, nombreux, étaient surtout entre-eux. « C’est difficile de faire venir les gens vers nous sur une plage qui nous est réservée. Mais c’est important d’être là pour faire de la promo ». Sur le sable et dans l’eau, toutes les générations cohabitent. Beaucoup de serviettes de bain, et de rares parasols. Malgré un soleil de plomb.
Le « Tout nu et tout bronzé », vanté sur les ondes par le chanteur Carlos dans les années 70, ne semble pas avoir pris une ride dans ce lieu. Ici, on fait la nique aux coups de soleil mal placés et aux mises en garde des dermatos. Continued…Read full original article…
Este estos años donde todos necesitan traer lo mejor de sí mismos, estamos abogando activamente por que nuestra especie exista en este hermoso planeta. ¿Podemos ser justos? ¿Podemos practicar la libertad juntos? ¿Podemos redescubrir una relación correcta entre nosotros, incluso entre los humanos y la tierra? ¿Podemos recordar lo que es estar vivos el uno con el otro, más allá del sufrimiento y la supervivencia?
Yo creo que sí, contra toda evidencia que indique lo contrario. Creo que sí porque he tenido tantas experiencias de vulnerabilidad, momentos en los que vi que todos luchamos con la pertenencia, con encontrar un hogar, con ser honestos, con adaptarnos, con satisfacer nuestras necesidades y con cultivar la seguridad. Con ser nosotros mismos sin disculpas, no de una manera defensiva, no de manera performativa, solo… nosotros.
Mi difunta camarada Charity Hicks dijo que esto era “desnudarse”. Ella dijo que cuando entramos a las reuniones y espacios de movimiento entre nosotros, necesitamos dejar de fingir, manipular y vender, y desnudarnos. Cuando ella lo decía, algunos de nosotros nos sonrojábamos y otros decían “¡Ase!” Otros todavía encontrarían una manera de escapar del espacio por completo.
Hay tantas razones por las cuales las personas tienen miedo de desnudarse. El capitalismo nos dice una y otra vez que nuestro verdadero yo no es lo suficientemente bueno. Nos dicen que solo los ricos merecen estar bien y recibir atención. Que nuestros cuerpos no son hermosos porque estamos discapacitados, gordos, blancos o no agradables a un hombre, etc. etc. etc.
Quiero decir que las mismas prácticas que utilizamos para desnudarnos en el ámbito del sexo y la intimidad -la develación de la piel- pueden enseñarnos a llevar a nuestro yo sin arrepentimiento a cualquier espacio donde necesitemos desnudarnos. Continued…Read full original article…
Is getting naked the answer to our self esteem problems? As season 4 of the widely debated Naked Attraction takes to our screens, Leah Crossman comes to terms with the naked body and the huge amounts of positivity that we could all benefit from if we stripped off once in a while.
Naked attraction – take away the dating aspect and it is a wonderful display of naked bodies of all ages, shapes and sizes. Where most people feel awkward viewing such a thing on national television, I was fascinated. To see five real human bodies lined up next to each other, you understand how delightfully unique every single one of them is and it makes you realise that to have differences is not so different after all.
Self-confidence, particularly amongst young people, is something that we’re all lacking. This is understandable from a lifetime of unattainable body images being ingrained into us from the moment we signed up to Instagram. Tell us that it’s photoshopped however many times you want, but we will still try the latest fad diet to get that dream body. According to the Centre for Mental Health, one in 10 teenage girls say that they’re unhappy with their body and as our use of social media is only increasing, so are our body insecurities.
Keith Gordon from Naturism in Cornwall agreed: “The more people are used to seeing normal naked bodies and being seen themselves, the more they realise the natural beauty of human bodies without surgical enhancements or chemical introductions. This develops self-confidence and body confidence which leads to greater happiness and fewer distorted pouting photographs on social media.”
I’m not particularly overwhelmed with my body, I have the things I would change just like the next person and social media definitely doesn’t help with that. I long to have the bodies I see every day scrolling down my feed, but by doing that, I’m trying to live up to a body that doesn’t exist – is this because I never really see bodies that do exist?
For generations society has told us to cover up and partly, I think this is to blame for our self-esteem problems as for so long it has been seen as a bad thing to be naked. Older generations are more conservative and in fact, my own Grandma was pretty horrified by the show. She said it was obscene and there was no need for full frontal nudity. But for what reason? The only outcome from that mindset is us having no idea what our bodies should look like because we are never actually exposed to what a real body looks like. In search for this clarification, we have turned to Instagram, where our perception of the human body is distorted by camera angles, lighting and editing software used in excess. When we see a real body, or more importantly our own bodies, we label it as abnormal because it’s not the kind of body we’re used to seeing every day. Naked Attraction unknowingly addresses this struggle by showing us real and very different bodies.
Many have had a stab at this ‘naked taboo’ too. Take the Dove ‘Real Beauty’ campaign, a celebration of real women, in all kinds of variations and exactly the kind of naked, body positivity we need more of. It makes people feel confident in their own bodies to see how different every other body is, but it needs to be more prevalent.
Celebrity stylist, Gok Wan, also campaigned for body confidence to be a compulsory part of the PSHE curriculum in 2011. His work found devastating statistics such as, 70% of participants stated that they did not like what they saw in the mirror and 71% of participants said they felt self-conscious about their body in changing rooms. Unfortunately, just as this scheme was going to be passed, the general election happened and the campaign lost momentum.
I think Gok hit the nail on the head though, we should start with schools and strike youngsters as soon as they discover what an insecurity is. We should teach them that it’s normal to look different to one another and to love their bodies by looking past the photos they see on social media and tell themselves that those bodies aren’t real. Then as Keith from NatCorn mentioned, this would hopefully lead to less edited photographs online, which fuel this dangerous cycle of body issues and mental health problems.
Whether you agree with being naked or not, it can’t be denied that Naked Attraction holds some educational value. The way I see it, the more we get naked, the more realistic our perception of what a real body looks like. We would learn to love and embrace ourselves, instead of resenting ourselves for actually having a normal human body. From having the confidence knocked out of me throughout my teens, to being filled with body positivity as I watched Naked Attraction was almost euphoric. If one episode of Naked Attraction has that kind of power, then isn’t it time to get your kit off?
Original work by: Leah Crossman, Falmouth University, Journalism
Consider taking the rare opportunity to own a nudie business across the ditch: Kati Kati Naturist Park, in the North Island of New Zealand’s sunny Bay of Plenty, is for sale.
The clothing-optional, 5.7-hectare holiday park about two hours’ drive from Auckland has eight units, five onsite caravans, 51 powered sites, 40 tent sites and a three-bedroom house.
The sellers are asking for $NZ380,000 for the 28-year business lease ($360,000). Matt D’Anvers from Coffeys Tourism Properties, who is managing the sale, said: “It’s completely natural all the way through,” with manicured gardens, a secluded bush drop and a river. There is also mini golf, pétanque, careful security, and, as long as they abide by the “compulsory nudity” rule for swimming – a pool, spa and a sauna for guests.
So, what’s it like running naturist accommodation? Tom Carrigan and his wife, Amina, have run the park – the only commercial naturist accommodation on the north island – for two years. Continued…Read full original article…
You are at home, naked as the day you were born and happier for being so, minding your own business. When it happens, there is a knock at the front door. What do you do? Most naturists have been there before and I believe most of us have a plan of action for such occurrences, at least those who do not live at a naturist park or resort and have to think about who is on the other side of the door. Unfortunately I do not live at a naturist park or resort, and nudity laws are still on the books where we live so we have made some preparations. Tara and I added frosting to the accent windows next to our front door and replaced the glass insert with a fully frosted one as well. And just for convenience we each have a spare set of clothes tucked away in the front hall closet so we don’t have to run up stairs and miss out on a delivery.
Like many naturists, we choose to keep a hard line between our naturist world and our textile friends and family. I know many of you are much more open and that is wonderful, however my chosen career path and my very conservative, very religious family make this close to impossible. To keep the peace and avoid the drama only our closest friends and fellow naturists know the truth about our naturist life. Sometimes we do blur the line a little, and we have one close friend in particular that allows us to do so easily. Cathy (not her real name) is not a naturist but is very “liberal” leaning, and the three of us have been friends since high school. Not only was she one of the first to know when Tara and I became a couple, but she was also one of the first to know we are naturists. Thanks to Cathy’s openness and comfort with us, when she visits Tara and I are free to remain nude while she remains clothed although even Cathy dips her toe in the naturist water if only a little. Our new hot tub (great addition to the naturist home!) is primarily for “nudes only” and she loves the hot tub enough to take part au natural, although usually not before a glass of wine. We also have a new tradition of sorts when watching hockey games at our house, the three of us each wear only a hockey jersey. Its a pretty great arrangement that allows us be naturists at home even when a close friend visits, and allows her to be a bit more “liberal” without crossing the line into full naturism for which she is not ready. Yet. Continued…Read full original article…
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…
Cherie Lidbury was on her lunch break when she first tried nudism. It was the late ’80s, she was working in a sales job in Perth, and took herself down to a clothing-optional beach at Swanbourne, pulled there by the warm weather, cool water and her own curiosity.
“I sit down on the sand. There’s naked people laying around, and it’s like ‘I’ve got nothing to lose. No one knows me.’ So off I strip, in the water I go,” the 57-year-old told Mamamia.
Kat Campbell was 19 when she started nude modelling.
“As a teenager, I was definitely not comfortable in my own body at all. I was someone that was kind of bullied in school. So I just kind of retreated into myself. I had no body confidence. I didn’t think I was pretty,” she told Mamamia. “But modelling was different. I just had this feeling that I wanted to do it – I couldn’t explain why. It’s just something that makes me feel at peace and it gives me freedom.” Continued…Read full original article…
When someone tells you they’re coming to visit our vast and beautiful country, what’s the first thing you’ll suggest they see? Kangaroos? The Sydney Opera House? Bondi Beach? The Outback? Australia is known for a lot of things. After all we’re one of the most popular destinations in the world. The land down under boasts incredible tourist attractions and activities. But how about this for a crowd puller? Nude beaches. Yep that’s right. Nude beaches give new meaning to a land down under. I mean, they’re not a tourist attraction you usually find on a mainstream tourist itinerary. But we have plenty of them. So why not get your kit off, take the plunge and visit one?
Whether you’re daring and adventurous, or even just a little curious, Australia’s nude beaches are for you. Like most Australian beaches they’re bedazzlingly and beautiful. Nudists and naturists rave about them. So come on, let’s go on a nudie run through nude beach Australia to find out just how spectacular Australia’s nudist beaches are and what to expect when you’re on one.
Nudism is not a new movement or idea. It’s been around for more than 100 years. The first Olympics featured nude athletes. The first nudist colonies were set up back in 1891 in British India. They’ve been going strong ever since. Continued…Read full original article…
Primeramente se preguntarán, ¿y qué tiene que ver el naturismo con el nudismo? Ambos términos se emplean muchas veces como sinónimo, aunque en realidad, el naturismo supone una concepción más global que el simple hecho de ir desnudo, concibiendo el nudismo como parte de una forma de vida basada en el contacto directo con la naturaleza. Según la Federación Española de Naturismo se define como tal a una forma de vivir en armonía con la naturaleza, caracterizada por la práctica del desnudo en común, con la finalidad de favorecer el respeto a los demás, a uno mismo y al medio ambiente. Mientras que el nudismo se define como la práctica por parte de grupos de personas (nudistas) de distintos tipos de actividades desnudos, generalmente en público.
A un nudista le gusta disfrutar de los espacios libres, el sol, la arena, el agua y la naturaleza. Un naturista, además de esto, busca ser uno con la naturaleza, la comprensión de las verdades y los principios poniendo su mente en movimiento, además de compartir una preocupación por el medio ambiente, la naturaleza, el ecologismo, y sentir que necesita hacer algo para proteger un legado. Esta concepción considera que la prohibición moral de la práctica del desnudo público es origen de problemas psico-emocionales, entre los que se encuentran falta de autoestima, una pobre autoimagen corporal y morbo sexual. Continued…Read full original article…
Volunteering at your naturist club Years ago, after we had set our first careful steps into naturism and when we were browsing the internet for a new naked place to visit we stumbled upon a mention “federation membership required”. What was that supposed to mean?
Until then, a naturist campground to us was just like a textile one where you could show up, pay and setup your tent. Now, apparently, we were in need of some membership card.
It only took a couple of clicks to figure out that naturism was in fact something pretty well organised. That there were actual federations taking care of the rights of naturists and guarantee a safe environment. They organise events where it’s possible to get in touch with other naturists and what appealed the most to us, they would give us a card that promised entry to places where until now we wouldn’t be allowed.
Unlike in many other countries, in Belgium it was not possible to directly become member of the naturist federation. One has to become member of a naturist club. So that’s what we tried to do. We picked one of the 10 or so clubs, it didn’t really matter which one as long as we would be able to get federation membership, and received a form to fill out. Name, age, gender, address, all the regular questions, and then “What can you do for our club?”
Well… euhm… yeah…
If you think about it, compared to other hobbies getting naked for fun is a pretty weird thing to do. So why are there so many weird people undressing for fun and talking about it? What could possibly motivate these people to get together with a bunch of random folks and strip down just for fun? Maybe to just be different? Or maybe they are simply being strange? Everyone has their own explanation for it, but it’s certainly not a logical hobby. But hobbies like drinking alcohol and smoking are illogical as well and don’t make a lot of sense, and yet millions of people still do these activities daily.
Nudists are no different, except that there are no unhealthy benefits. In fact, as we’ll see, it’s quite the opposite. Let’s start with the intellectual benefits.
If you ask a serious nudist to define the most important benefit from being naked, the first answer he or she would give is the sense of freedom and liberation (which I would fully agree with!). There is nothing comparable to start undressing your clothes and expose your body to the elements of nature; to feel the sun and a slight summer breeze on your body.
The first time when you get naked outside in nature is the best experience ever but the feeling never leaves you, no matter how long you remain a nudist. Combining your bare body with nature is a magical sense of release, especially in the constrained world we live in today where it’s increasingly challenging to find a true sense of freedom. Nudism provides us all with a simple path to authentic liberation. Continued…Read full original article…
It’s probably not a surprise to most of you reading this: being nude brings happiness. This of course counts if you can be nude in the right circumstances.
As the above image shows, simple things in life can make a person happy, and there is no need for anything like clothing involved. Even the basic action of removing those layers of fabric, leather, plastic or whatever people put on is a reason to be cheerful. Which reminds me of an album by Ian Dury, by the way… Continued…Read full original article…
The day I was mistaken for a nudist “Hey Tim, are there any ocean beaches near Canberra where I can legally swim naked?” audaciously asked an email from ‘‘Celeste’’ that lobbed into my inbox a few weeks ago.
As someone who prefers a ‘togs-on’ patch of sand on which to spread my towel, I was somewhat taken aback by the next line of Celeste’s request which read, “Someone told me, you’d be just the man to know!”
After a flurry of subsequent email exchanges, it turns out my curious correspondent confused your Akubra-clad columnist’s vocation of a naturalist (one who studies nature) with that of a naturist (basically, another term for a nudist).
What’s more, after a bit of digging, due to similar spelling of the two terms, apparently Celeste isn’t the first to make the error. In fact, some nature-based businesses have felt compelled to inform their potential customers of the crucial difference.
Can We Live Naked On A Permanent Basis? The answer to the title of this post is a resounding yes, without any doubt or hesitation. It’s not about throwing all your clothes to the trash, but to decide to wear as little as possible and to remain naked as much as possible. Here’s why and how.
Nudity is a natural state of any mammal in general and the human being in particular. Being nude at home, in your intimacy, is a normal state. The first advice I give to the aspiring naturists is to start by sleeping naked. There is nothing more comfortable. If you used to sleep with pajamas, a nightgown or any other garment, the first night would seem odd to you. You’ll probably feel like you’re doing something wrong. Don’t worry; you’re not doing anything wrong. On the contrary, you’re doing something healthy for your body and skin.
If you are afraid of being cold, add a blanket or put a goose-feather duvet. In the morning, when waking up, stay naked, if the temperature allows it of course. If your home is well insulated and the temperature around sixty-eight degrees in the winter,you can comfortably stay naked. The feeling of cold often comes from the feet,put on warm slippers to remain at home. Prepare breakfast and take it naked. If you live with other people, you may not want to be naked in front of them right away. It’s coming! Continued…Read full original article…
How to stay nudist during winter? As the colder day arrived, one of the most questions I receive in my mail is: “How to stay nudist during winter?” I am not the queen of nudism, and I can´t give you some rules you have to obey, but I can share with you how am I dealing with winter and give you some ideas.
If you have a home where you can be nude all day, it is a win. You can call over your nudist friends and have a party, play some games or have a nice dinner and enjoy the nudist company. But, not all nudists are so lucky. Some of them live with families that don´t like nudism and therefore can’t be naked all day long in the comfort of their warm home. So, if you are one of them you have to get out.
If you can’t enjoy nudism in your own home, or you just want to socialize with fellow nudists, you can research nude clubs and restaurant near you and enjoy there for the whole day or just for a few hours.
There are many nudist resorts all over the world, so I am sure you will find some close to you to go for a fantastic nudist getaway. Most of them near where I live are open only during the summer months, but there are some that are more indoor-oriented and therefore open all year long. Continued…Read full original article…
The difference in nudist camps is enormous, ranging from the small 10 spot campground which normally caters only to members and once in a while a guest to huge naturist villages like Cap d’agde in France.
The choice can be difficult, where do we want to go?
Both types have of course their advantages and disadvantages, and what seems to be an advantage for one isn’t necessarily the same for someone else.
To help you find out what fits best in your perfect nakation, we’ll give you some of the characteristics.
It’s easy to imagine that the amount of facilities on the bigger camps is much bigger than on the smaller camps, but that doesn’t make them better. Swimming pools for example. Most nudist camps have one and the smaller camps often won’t have a 25 meter pool. But what’s the need when you only have about 20 guests at one time? Unless you’re planning to practice your swimming skills, you’ll have enough space in the smaller pool. When, on the other hand, there’s only one big pool on the larger camp, it might get a cramped from time to time. Continued…Read full original article…
Milwaukeeans needed distraction during the Great Depression. Urbanism, it seemed, was failing them. The great brick and mortar works that had once powered the city were quieting and people were growing desperate and questioning things they had never before questioned.
So, in the spring of 1934, when Dr. Alois Knapp arrived in Milwaukee promising to build a state-wide movement back to nature – and out of clothing – people paid attention.
Knapp was an Austrian. He had trained as a priest, but found the law more intriguing. He and his brother left their homeland between the World Wars and settled on a huge plot of Indiana farmland. Finding Americans to be a people in desperate need of a relaxing and affordable means of escape from the speed of modern life, he transformed 180 acres of the land into a nature resort. At Knapp’s resort, dubbed “Zorro Nature Camp,” clothing was forbidden, bringing to the US the long-established European practice of nudism.
Knapp found a following in both Indiana and across the Midwest. In Milwaukee, a local man named Max Hilbig became such a devotee of Knapp that he pledged 100 acres of land in Sauk County to establish Wisconsin’s first-ever nudist camp. Knapp came to Milwaukee in April 1934 to dedicate the camp and drum up support for his cause. Continued…Read full original article…
Retirement should be a time to relax and enjoy the proceeds of a hard-working life – but for some, it can come with some major money pitfalls that can result in devastating financial ruin.
While many retirees in that situation may choose to work for longer or lean on family to get by, one man completely changed his lifestyle in a drastic move to regain some of his lost savings – and he’s never been happier.
Rainer Mueckenberger, 69, lost $500,000 of his retirement savings when a scheme he had invested in fell through, forcing him to sell up properties and move to a new state for a fresh start.
Refusing to let the financial blow defeat him, he instead took his remaining savings and slowly built up his own nudist retreat, offering sensual getaways for couples and friends from across the world on the Sunshine Coast. Continued…Read full original article…