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Naturism and oranges

What do these two have in common? This may seem a strange question but there is something to it.

Have you ever tried to explain naturism to a person? I have. You may have as well. And did it work as in did you make someone go along, become a naturist or at least try it? Not exactly for me. If you managed it, do share your magic in a comment, we’re all curious.

I think naturism and oranges share the same trait: they have to be experienced to be understood. Try explaining the taste of an orange to someone who has never seen or heard of one.

Imagine someone coming up to you and talking about a purple thing you can eat. It is triangular, you need special tools to open it but it tastes great. It can taste a bit salty, or sour, or bitter-sweet, “but you’ll love it”. Would you know what this person is talking about? Do you think you would like it? (I admit I wouldn’t since I made the whole thing up right here.)

That goes for oranges as well, even when they aren’t purple. And for naturism, which isn’t orange unless body-paint has been applied.

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Source: Zjuzdme

Original publication June 19, 2019

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Naturism booms in France as young eager to ditch clothes
Why are more and more people, especially the young, opting to get naked in France? Hattie Ditton finds out more.

The term “naturist” may conjure up the image of jolly elderly hikers walking bare-bottomed clutching hiking sticks – but it might be time to update the stereotype.

Indeed, over the past three years, the phenomenon has begun to attract a younger audience according to the the FNN (French Federation of Naturism), seeing many more young families showing up to camps with their children.

Nudism is become all the more common too, with the federation reporting an increase of 40 percent in memberships between 2014 and 2015 alone.

More and more young people are going nude in France.
More and more young people are going nude in France.

In fact, the group estimates that in the past three years alone, the number of naturists in France has leaped from 1.5 million to 2 million.

And perhaps contrary to popular belief, it’s not all about the connection to sexuality.

Jacques Freeman, the head of communication at APNEL (Association for the Promotion of Naturism in Liberty) believes that young people are gaining confidence in speaking out against authority on all levels and this is a reason for the increase in naturists.

“Nudity is synonymous with freedom,” he told The Local.

“We’re currently at a time where there are many questions being asked about the future, work and problems surrounding integration into society are being challenged by young people.”

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Source: The Local

Original publication 13 June 2016

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Facebook will meet with protesters over its censoring of artistic nudity – days after a photographer staged a protest outside its New York office with dozens of naked models

Facebook has agreed to meet with activists calling for a change to the social media platform’s standards, which ban professional nude photography, following a protest staged outside the company’s New York City headquarters.

In collaboration with the National Coalition Against Censorship for their #WeTheNipple campaign, and women’s rights group Grab Them By The Ballot, artist SpencerTunick took photos of dozens of nude models during a Sunday morning demonstration outside the Astor Place subway station in Manhattan.

Several photos show the models standing in a group gripping the signs as Tunick captures every moment
Several photos show the models standing in a group gripping the signs as Tunick captures every moment

Several photos show the naked men and women holding nipple signs in the air while lying on the ground.

The women were shielding their own nipples with images of male nipples that Tunick called ‘donated nipples’.

Facebook told CNN it had been in talks with NCAC before the demonstration, but it had now ‘agreed to meet with the National Coalition Against Censorship and other stakeholders.’

‘Our conversations with the National Coalition Against Censorship preceded last weekend’s demonstration, and will continue on long after,’ a spokesperson said. ‘It’s important for us to hear directly from different communities who use Facebook and Instagram.’

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Source: Daily Mail

Original publication 6 June 2019

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Family Naturism: Let’s just all get naked
We are always surprised when we receive the question whether naturism can be practiced with the whole family. For us, family naturism has always seemed a very normal thing. Although neither of us was born in a naturist family. Yet there seem to be many doubts about this. We are asked whether we find it okay that a child sees nude adults and whether nude kids won’t attract people with wrong intentions. Some adults even seem to feel uncomfortable being naked when there are children around.

It’s all in the mindset of course. And it’s everybody’s right to feel about family nudism the way they do. Nevertheless, we believe that nudist families are a very important part of the naturist community and that it has lots of advantages for both the children as their parents. We’re certainly not the only ones who think so. Naturist federations all over the world see the importance of having families among their members and promote naturism as a very family oriented lifestyle. In the USA and Canada we even noticed that many resorts have put their main focus on nudist families and promote themselves as family oriented. They even put it in their name. A good example is Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park. Even the first naturist venues were often called a family nudist colony.

Growing up in nudist families

Children are born nudists and not only in the way that they are obviously born naked. We’ve met few little kids who prefer to wear pants over no pants at all. And the sight of nude children has also become a widely accepted thing. They or their family don’t have to be nudists for that. On a warm summer day you’ll see nude kids running around on many textile beaches as well. Until a certain age of course. Sometime between the age of 3 and 6 they lose their clothing optional status. Suddenly their nudity is not decent anymore. Suddenly they are taught to consider their bodies shameful.

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Source: Naked Wanderings

Original publication May 6, 2019

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A Naked Honeymoon: One Couple’s Truly Memorable Nude Trip

If we could do it all over again, my wife and I would have gone on a clothing optional honeymoon. To be honest, when we went on our honeymoon to Tahiti we were just beginning our nude journey, and what a trip it has been. From nude beaches and skinnydipping to nude B&Bs and nudist clubs to hot springs deep in the wood and nudist resorts.

Enjoying the great outdoors with your spouse and no swimsuit has been some of the best experiences we’ve ever had.
Enjoying the great outdoors with your spouse and no swimsuit has been some of the best experiences we’ve ever had.

Our nude trips have been a great experience for us. We’ve been to many wonderful places and have made many good friends along the way. Including a couple who lives near to us that we’ve vacationed with to Saint Martin and gone nude boating on the Great Lakes.

Our nude journey started with a conversation before we got married. We talked about where we might want to go on our honeymoon and I asked my then fiance if we went to Tahiti would she sunbath topless. She said she would think about it but probably yes. This led to a follow up discussion about going to a nudist club in our area because I wanted to be naked with her. We tried it and liked it. That was more than 20 years ago.

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Source: Clothing Optional Trips

Original publication April 15, 2018

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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

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Liberate yourself to Naturism

As it is said in the song ” Una noche y media ” by Renato Rocketh , sung by Marina Lima : “Summer approaches, a warmth in the heart, this colorful, magical things in life”.

Each season has its magic, but summer seems more conducive to bare the body and in it feel the energies of nature, it is something that can not be spoken because each person can feel differently. Unfortunately in that tropical country, whose first inhabitants were already naked, the practice of Naturism / Nudism as an agent of integration between mind-body is still unknown.

Some people tell me that they will never be naturists / nudists, they do not understand that saying that way reflects a negative psychological side of their own body and consequently to life. The civilization trains the individual to live in unreality and he assumes as if it were real, he dreams and when he awakens he still feels the reflections of what he dreamed. This negative side leaves no openings for changes and evolution, assumes an intransigent stance, sometimes even arrogant before its nature. The conflict between social x natural will never cease.

The most correct would be to say: “I am not a naturist / nudist, but who knows some day” At least a door opens to make evaluations, study the issue, make reflections about himself before the universe. The historian Viegas Fernandes da Costa when writing about his experience with social nudity in the article ” On social nudity ” places his finger on the wound of a society that recriminates the body and continues to do so with the endorsement of those who still did not understand what they have not yet understood what the naturist / nudist movement represents in the world. He quotes:“We know, therefore, of how transgressive the gesture of removing clothes and socially cohabiting without it can be characterized. I insist to remember that the transgressive character of the nudity is related to the social context in which the textile society is inserted, in our case. The transgression and boldness of the act seems even greater when it comes to bodies that society classified as defective or disabled. That is, that by some characteristic that manifests, it departs from the image we have of a normal body, built in our imagination . “

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Source: Info Nudism

Original publication 06/05/2019

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Pokin Around: Reader’s story prompts my memory of swimming naked in high school P.E. class
Back in March, Darrell Hickman of Springfield told me a story. Or maybe it was a question, too.

I listened to Darrell, who is my age — 65 — and for some reason felt uncomfortable. It was the creepy feeling I get when a stranger tells me one of my personal secrets and I know I’ve never shared it in print.

Darrell had stirred a memory, not a secret.

The pigs of Pig Beach swim out to the tour boats for first pick of the treats
The pigs of Pig Beach swim out to the tour boats for first pick of the treats. A boat ride from Grand Exuma, north, is a boat ride worth taking. Between Pig Beach, feeding the iguanas, swimming with turtles, diving the turquoise waters, stopping on a sandbar when the tide is low, and finishing with a swim with nurse sharks, you won’t want to leave. Andrea Melendez/The News-Press USA TODAY NETWORK-Florida, The News-Press USA TODAY NETWORK-Florida

He said that when he was a boy, he swam naked with the other boys in an indoor pool at the Springfield Boys Club at 1300 Boonville Ave. The building is gone.

“They had an indoor heated pool and boys swam naked there for decades,” he told me.

“The boys swam naked, but the girls wore suits,” he said. “The Girls Club used to be at the northwest corner of Fremont and Division. But they didn’t have a pool there. So the girls swam at the Boys Club.”

Looking back, he wonders … Why?

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Source: Springfield Leader

Original publication Jun 2, 2019

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3 insights into being more body positive
My time as a nudist has led me to explore more than just the stunning nude beaches and nudist resorts of the world…

It has further inspired me to embark on a more purposeful journey of raising awareness about, and encouraging, body positivity. As a thirty year old, I have witnessed the rapid rise of social media and, with that, the pressures that a ‘filtered age’ have placed upon body image. An age where the beauty industry sells us our definition of ‘beautiful’ through the narrowed and distorted lens of the media, and where consumerism prevails and profit is the goal; it is a breeding ground for mass consumerism, greed, materialism, narcissism, divide and loathing. We must be the pioneers to step in and steer it in a direction which ushers in acceptance, self-love, positivity and union. So I believe that, now more than ever, it is of utmost importance to grow into our most authentic state and have the talk about body positivity.

I believe that being defined by our bodies is what creates the unhealthy relationship between the mind and body in the first place. Most of the time, we become defined by our bodies rather unconsciously, from the moment we enter into this world in this form. Whether it’s because of cultural upbringing, societal conditioning, systematic patriarchal norms, personal experiences or pop culture, we are conditioned to see ourselves in a way that puts us at odds with our bodies. From unhealthy obsession to complete disconnect, being defined by the physical form can manifest itself in various ways. Narcissism, self-loathing and low self-esteem are prime expressions of this manifestation, and all of which tend to be rooted in superficiality and impermanence.

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Source: The Nude Blogger

Original publication JUNE 3, 2019

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Canadian Naked Gardening Day

I won’t be home on Saturday, Canada’s version of Naked Gardening Day. I will be in another city making myself useful in my son’s home. Today, I mowed my back lawn, while naked of course. Truth is I do almost everything in my back yard while naked, sometimes even shovelling snow as some of you already know. With that said, I am introducing a new personality to the blog site, Donna, who is one of my friends at Twitter. Along with her, is her husband of 33 years, John. Like myself, they love doing their yard work while naked.

Donna and John
Donna and John

In the world of social media, finding someone who is authentically a naturist/nudist is refreshing. It doesn’t take long for a real sense of community to emerge. Donna became one of my friends not long after she created a Twitter account last October. As a result, this post is like a 6 month friendship present to Donna and John. When I see that theirs is a shared passion, I am honoured that I have been welcomed as a friend in return.

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Source: A Canadian Naturist

Original publication JUNE 1, 2019

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Is going topless legal on the Blue Ridge Parkway, like on a really hot weekend?
Imagine taking the family, including some pre-teens, on a lovely spring hike atop Craggy Pinnacle on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

You drive about 20 miles northeast of Asheville, climb through rhododendron tunnels and past giant rocks. You are breathless with excitement to see one of the prettiest summit sights in Western North Carolina, which sweeps across the rippling Blue Ridge Mountains.

When you get to 5,892-foot-high summit, you get an eyeful, all right.

But it’s not the kind the kids were expecting.

Hikers take in the view at the summit of the Craggy Pinnacle trail, Friday, June 15, 2018.
Hikers take in the view at the summit of the Craggy Pinnacle trail, Friday, June 15, 2018. Matt Burkhartt/mburkhartt@citize

A reader recently reported she was on just such a hike recently, enjoying the 360-degree view, when a man and woman, perhaps boyfriend and girlfriend, were taking the obligatory stand-on-the-wall photos.

The woman went a step further – maybe wanting the full-on effect of nature’s cool breeze? – and took off her top and bra.

She proceeded to pose, wiggle and wave her arms in the air for photos while the unsuspecting family watched in disbelief.

So, was the fresh-air flasher breaking the law?

Technically, no.

Was it tacky? This outdoors reporter thinks, yes. Asheville might be the “Paris of the South,” but our mountaintops are not the French Riviera, folks.

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Source: Asheville Citizen Times

Original publication May 25, 2019

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The 7 beaches in Sussex where you can sunbathe totally naked
There are a handful of nudist beaches scattered across Sussex that you can enjoy while stripped off

It’s not long until summer finally arrives for 2019 in Sussex.

And while it means the potential for long days out on the beach it also means nudists from all over the country could soon be getting their kit off on our beaches after the popular spots were unearthed on a website.

The site, walkingclub.org, lists dozens of nudist beaches across the country – including seven in East and West Sussex.

IRENE ON THE BRIGHTON NUDIST BEACH WITH JANE RIDLEY
IRENE ON THE BRIGHTON NUDIST BEACH WITH JANE RIDLEY

There are a handful of nudist beaches scattered across Sussex that you can enjoy while stripped off.

But be warned – while some of the beaches are well established (and some of them are just for those in the know) there are often a number of local rules and regulations in place.

Prosecutors say naturists shouldn’t be targeted unless they are involved in an offence other than public nudity.

They say a balance needs to be struck between the naturist’s right to freedom of expression and the right of the wider public to be protected from harassment, alarm and distress.

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Source: KentLive

Original publication 25 MAY 2019

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How I got naked in front of strangers at the nation’s second-oldest nudist resort in Littleton
Littleton’s Mountain Air Ranch is a nudist resort with a relaxed, community-oriented vibe

Here’s how I got naked in front of strangers: First, I drove down U.S. Highway 285 to the North Turkey Creek Road turn-off, where I followed globs of evergreens to a snaking dirt road that led to Littleton’s Mountain Air Ranch, the nation’s second-oldest nudist resort.

I entered a key code to raise the gate, headed to my room, stripped down, nervously walked to the clubhouse and voila — naked in front of strangers.

A swimming pool at Mountain Air Ranch, a nudist resort near Denver Colorado.
A swimming pool at Mountain Air Ranch, a nudist resort near Denver Colorado. Mountain Air Ranch

Now why I got naked in front of strangers, that’s a little harder to explain.

The Mountain Air Ranch bills itself as a family nudist resort. It was founded in 1935 for the purpose of Social Nudity, which means that you can be naked in a relatively public setting without infringing upon the privacy of others who don’t want to see your bits. Today it’s home to 20 full-time residents and more than 500 year-round members, many of whom stay on the grounds in RVs and pop-ups. There are rooms for rent, though, like the one in the tri-level, 80s-era, suburban-style home I rented one night in April.

This is not something I normally do. I’ve never been to a nudist resort, and my anxiety over partaking was as high as yours probably is thinking about getting naked in public. Still, I wanted to do it. I’ve always been curious about this lifestyle, envious of the care-free attitudes that I assumed nudists possessed. As a constantly-worrying neurotic, that sort of liberation appealed to me, the way that we grown-ups romanticize and covet the innocence of childhood.

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Source: The Know

Original publication May 22, 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.

Naked yoga
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

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My Label and Me: I’m new to the nudist lifestyle but I’ve never felt more free
I am a nudist and proud of it.

On 8 July 2018 I had a decision to make: go to a pool party or stay home alone. I think most of us would prefer the pool party, but there was a catch – I would have to be nude.

When I was younger I desperately wanted to be nude as it would allow me to be open and free, but it was not accepted by people I knew and I therefore I didn’t have the courage to step out.

By choosing to attend the nude pool party, I made a life changing decision. I chose to be confident and believe in myself. As a result I have realised I do not care what detractors might think of me.

The Central Florida Naturists define a nudist as ‘a person who is strong, confident, open, honest and free.

‘A person who enjoys being naked as often as possible. A person who loves, respects and appreciates their bodies as well as the bodies of others.

I am a nudist and proud of it
I am a nudist and proud of it Anthony Mair/Metro.co.uk

‘A person who knows all bodies are beautiful, no matter what their size, shape, or gender.’

Given this awesome definition, I can’t think of a reason for clothing.

When I first attended these nudist groups, I felt the people there tended to stand out because they were so unique.

I didn’t realise what I was picking up on was the huge confidence the attendees had in themselves.

But this confidence is not manifested in egoism, in fact I discovered that many are loving individuals who look at the inner self of others.

Nudists are used to looking past your outer shell and they speak to you as if you are just another good person.

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Source: Metro

Original publication 23 May 2019

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Nudity and religion
Religion in (my) school

Religion keeps confusing me. I know I’ve been at this before, but it is something so incomprehensible to me that I want to address it again.

When I was 15 or 16, which is quite a while ago, I made sure the catholic church removed me from their subscription list. I’d gotten into arguments with the priest who, in school, taught religion and got thrown out of the classroom quite often ‘for asking the wrong questions’. Even at that age I was aware that, if someone who is supposed to be a professional at his job (priest is a job, right?) and he can’t answer the most obvious of questions, then there’s something wrong with the background of his job.

It was around that time that I discovered nudism (as it was still called back then). That was the straw that broke the religious camel’s back: I asked the priest why Adam and Eve had decided to put on clothes when being naked was so much more comfortable.

This was the result, as it were. Words like ‘insolent’ and ‘blasphemy’ (that last one threw me, still does) were the last ones from the priest before I left that class forever.

The library was my friend after that.

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Source: Zjuzdme

Original publication May 22, 2019

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Naked Gardening Day — really, it’s a thing
World Naked Gardening Day, on the other hand, is celebrated on the first Saturday of May

Contrary to popular belief, Mother’s Day was not invented by a worldwide conspiracy of florists and confectioners. It grew from the desire of one Anna Jarvis to honour the memory of her own mother, and was first celebrated in 1908 although it was not proclaimed an American national holiday until 1914, thereafter spreading around the world to be celebrated generally on the second Sunday in May.

Apples aren’t the only things to take on a rosy blush on World Naked Gardening Day
Apples aren’t the only things to take on a rosy blush on World Naked Gardening Day

World Naked Gardening Day, on the other hand, is celebrated on the first Saturday of May and is the creation (naturally) of two men, Mark Storey and Jacob Gabriel, who founded the Body Freedom Collaborative in 2005 to promote a day for gardening au naturel. Boys will be boys, but this intended prank took off when it was endorsed by various nudist organizations. This year we evidently celebrated the fourteenth annual Naked Gardening Day. I am tempted to assume that it is being secretly promoted by sunscreen and insect repellent producers.

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Source: Cowichan Valley Citizen

Original publication May. 16, 2019

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Naked is normal. The revolution of female nudity
The nude female body has been restricted by social conditioning throughout history.

Social rules have always determined the perception of the nude female body. Earlier this year, Playboy published the slogan “Nude is normal” on the cover of his iconic erotic magazine. The omnipresence of nudity in our digital era was previously the reason why editor Cory Jones stopped publishing nude photos in the magazine in October 2015. Creative director Cooper Hefner declared in February 2017 on Playboy social networks that the company will resume its publication of nudes. According to Hefner, “nudity was never the problem because nudity is not a problem. Today we recover our identity and affirm who we are “. The discussion around the nude female body and its relationship with eroticism is ongoing. The female form has been represented and seen for centuries, but is rarely accepted. Let’s take a look at the perception of the feminine form in recent years.

In the prehistoric era, it is presumed that the representation of the female body had a cultural and spiritual purpose. Some of the early gadgets that represented the female body were small clay shapes of the bodies of fat women, also known as Venus figurines. These figurines would guarantee fertility or encourage people to have sex. This spiritual meaning of the nude female form is evident in different religions in which eroticism and body are associated with divine powers. Think of the frescoes in the Roman Catholic Church of deceased angels or the Greek goddesses.

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Source: Info Nudismo

Original publication 05/17/2019

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Thousands fight to stop Soho’s iconic nudist-friendly Coach & Horses pub being taken over
Regulars fear their beloved boozer will become a ‘soulless chain outfit’

The landlord of Soho ’s nudist-friendly Coach & Horses pub says he feels “overwhelmed” after nearly 15,000 people signed a petition calling for it to be ‘saved’.

Pub company, Fuller’s, looks set to take over management of the historic boozer, known for becoming London’s first all-vegetarian and vegan pub.

A Coach & Horses punter poses for the pub's recent naked charity calendar
A Coach & Horses punter poses for the pub’s recent naked charity calendar Coach & Horses

Since opening in 1847, it has been a haunt for Spectator and Private Eye journalists, and was immortalised as the setting of a West End play about a writer’s gambling and sex-driven lifestyle.

But landlord Alastair Choat, 55, and daughter Hollie, 31, will lose their tenancy of the Greek Street tavern on June 23.

Drinkers and regulars responded en masse with more than 9,600 people signing a petition calling for the “beloved pub” to be saved, while another 5,000 signatures have been collected at the bar. They fear Fuller’s will turn it into a “soulless chain outfit”.

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Source: MyLondon

Original publication 15 MAY 2019

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Sunbathers’ brutally honest reviews of Kent’s ‘top nudist beaches’
Nudist bathers are actually quite happy to discuss their experiences in great detail

There are a small number of nudist beaches scattered across Kent that you can enjoy while stripped off.

But what are these places really like?

Well, the website, walkingclub.org, lists dozens of nudist beaches across the country including five in our county.

Sandwich Bay
Sandwich Bay

And as well as providing information on the local facilities – and the area’s friendliness towards nudists – the site allows users to leave their own comments and reviews detailing their experiences on the beach.

There are 5 beaches in Kent where you can sunbathe totally naked

And while some of the beaches are well established (and some of them are just for those in the know) there are often a number of local rules and regulations in place, which bathers are happy to discuss in detail.

Here’s what nudists are saying about some of Kent’s apparently naturist friendly beaches.

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Source: KentLive

Original publication 16 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

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Auckland nudist beach Ladies Bay set to unveil name options for historical signs

Is it a lady’s or is it for ladies – the history of an Auckland nudist beach’s names may soon be revealed for all to see.

Ladies Bay in the east Auckland suburb of St Heliers has long suffered from multiple spellings of its name – and a questionable reputation.

Now local politician Colin Davis is looking to solve the former with a new sign that spells out both of the site’s English names – and adds a Māori one.

While “Ladies Bay” is the name at present printed on an Auckland Council sign, the place has also been known as Lady’s Bay, prompting the question, who was the lady?

A local politician wants the name "Lady's Bay" and also a Māori name added to a new sign for "Ladies Bay" in St Heliers, Auckland
A local politician wants the name “Lady’s Bay” and also a Māori name added to a new sign for “Ladies Bay” in St Heliers, Auckland

Davis, of the Ōrākei Local Board, citing a local historian and reports on a 1940s plan for a flying-boat passenger terminal at the bay, said she was Eliza, Lady Grey, wife of Governor Sir George Grey.

“… hence ‘Lady’s Bay’, which spelling is recorded in a local history and most often in newspapers in the late 1800s, even up to the 1940s,” Davis said in papers for this Thursday’s board meeting where he hopes to persuade colleagues to support his move.

“Sometimes, but not often, the plural spelling ‘Ladies’ – with an apostrophe – was written.”

He told the Herald that work being done, following subsidence, to build new steps down to the bay gave an opportunity to replace the current sign with one that said “Ladies Bay – Lady’s Bay”.

He wants a Māori name added too, in line with Auckland Council policy, and a separate sign explaining the history of the names.

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Source: New Zealand Herald

Original publication 14 May, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 19th May 2019

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Man addicted to being naked says wearing clothes makes his skin crawl
Kyle Durack, an actor and producer from British Columbia, Canada, says he is addicted to nudity.

The 27-year-old has such an aversion to clothes that he says whenever he wears them for too long, it makes his skin crawl. When he was a child, Kyle would wait for his parents to go to bed before stripping off. Now he does it wherever he can, whether he’s among other nudists or not. He insists that after the initial shock, people quickly adjust to it and he thinks nudism should be accepted as a public lifestyle choice. Throughout his life, Kyle has become increasingly fascinated with the nudist community and began to do more things in the nude.

He says his skin crawls whenever he has to wear clothes
He says his skin crawls whenever he has to wear clothes

He now hates the feeling of any clothing, but has to wear clothes to work, much to his dismay. Often while working, he yearns to strip off somewhere and be in his natural state.

‘I always loved being nude, but for me it’s not really a choice,’ said Kyle. ‘If I go too long without enough nude time then my skin starts to crawl, and my mind becomes a broken record, nagging me to take my clothes off. It becomes my only focus to find a safe place to strip down.

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Source: Metro

Original publication 13 May 2019

Posted on NatCorn 18th May 2019

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‘It’s a nature walk, not a naturist walk!’ – shock as naked man seen by several witnesses cheerfully walking his dog
Police are investigating

Residents in a quiet Lincolnshire village might have thought they were seeing things over the weekend after a naked man was spotted walking his dog.

The man, who appeared to be in his 50s, was seen by multiple members of the public walking down a towpath along the River Witham near the town of Bardney on Sunday, May 12.

One member of the public, who asked to remain anonymous, saw the man walking along the old railway path at 3pm.

This is the man captured on camera walking his dog
This is the man captured on camera walking his dog Anonymous

“I said to him ‘what do you think you’re doing?’ and he just said it was a nice day for it,” they said.

“One of the people I was with challenged him and he just shrugged his shoulders.

“He seemed an intelligent sort. It’s a nature walk, not a naturist walk. Maybe he misread the sign!”

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Source: LincolnshireLive

Original publication 13 MAY 2019

Posted on NatCorn 17th May 2019

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Nudist urges followers to STRIP off to boost their body confidence
A NATURIST says getting naked can be “liberating” and confidence-boosting. Here, she reveals why stripping off can be so beneficial.

Liam and Lauren Cornell share a love of nudism and photography.

The South African couple promote their naked lifestyle on Instagram, where they have amassed 7,000 followers.

But this isn’t the reason why they enjoy stripping off.

In an exclusive interview with Daily Star Online, the pair said naturism helps them to feel more body confident.

FEELING BRAND NUDE: Lauren says naturism gave her confidence and freedom
FEELING BRAND NUDE: Lauren says naturism gave her confidence and freedom

Lauren, 35, says stripping off has helped her to accept her body.

While she used to have hang-ups about her appearance, she gained in confidence when she met her partner Liam, 39.

The Cape Town-based artist revealed why getting naked can be so liberating.

She told Daily Star Online: “Liam and I rediscovered our love for being nude.

“First at home, then a cheeky skinny dip here or there – and then we started visiting our local nudist beach, which is where our love for being naked in nature really rooted itself.”

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Source: Daily Star

Original publication 14th May 2019

Posted on NatCorn 16th May 2019

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This is the life of the Rainbow Family
As some of its members say, they are “the largest non-organization of non-members of the world”.

The encounters of the Rainbow movement are utopian-anarchist new age celebrations ; events in which the main protagonists are freedom, love and harmony and in which anyone wishing to participate is welcome. No matter who you are or where you come from, there you can enjoy freedom without giving explanations. This event arises as an attempt to create a world without traps, authorities or organizations in which we can be ourselves.

This movement has never existed as a formal institution. Among them they are called “brothers and sisters” and are considered the ” Rainbow Family “.

Guatemala, in Alta Verapaz, Rainbow world meeting, November 2012

The Rainbow movement was born in the USA in the early 1970s, a time when an important collective consciousness began to develop. Tensions arose throughout the world arising from social problems such as sexuality, women’s rights, traditional forms of authority, experimentation with psychoactive drugs and the different and very diverse interpretations of the American dream. Little by little a different and decentralized social fabric was created, elaborated with the thread of the hippie culture, the revaluation of rural life, the spiritual teachings of the American Indians, the oriental mysticism and the street wisdom of the vagabonds.

In 1972, more than twenty thousand people gathered in Colorado to pray for world peace. The intention was to celebrate a unique and unrepeatable event throughout the world, a four-day meeting in some remote and wild place to pray and meditate on how to change the world.

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Source: Info Nudism

Original publication 05/11/2019

Posted on NatCorn 15th May 2019

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Eastbourne Naturist Swim Club and ‘The Renaissance Nude’
I happened to see an article online about Paris naturists arranging a visit to a modern art gallery – the Palais de Tokyo. It made the news not the least because 30,000 people wanted to get tickets to be naked in the art gallery. Although this was a private event and only 161 people were able to attend it was notable for being so newsworthy.

A friend of mine suggested we try the Royal Academy and specifically the exhibition ‘The Renaissance Nude’. I wasn’t sure this would have great appeal and I thought that pictures that were 500 years old might be difficult to relate to. After all many naturists believe that staring at others (dressed or not) is rude and we engage in eye to eye contact much more that non-naturists and that gives new naturists a comforting experience as they are given the confidence that people are interested in their personalities rather than their looks.

So actually we are viewing the pictures, much as a non-naturist might, to find out what people really look like, except that we know when we see an idealised representation that is unrealistic. This period from around 1400 turns out to be very interesting and the reasons for painting nudes then was often quite different from the current, often commercial, standpoint.

A group of naturists admire a nude cast of Hercules during a private event at Royal Academy of Arts in May in London
A group of naturists admire a nude cast of Hercules during a private event at Royal Academy of Arts in May in London Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Royal Academy of Arts

I wrote to them and a group visit was quite easily arranged, although we would be segregated as usual from the public having to attend after normal opening hours. The Royal Academy provided online ticket arrangements and organised a low key media release.

62 naturists visited and we were provided with a room to undress, the cloakroom stayed open, a photographer from Getty Images made some pictures and we all proceeded naked up the grand staircase and then up some glass stairs to the top gallery. Here we had the exhibition to ourselves for two hours. We were able to purchase audio guides and the main shop stayed open. There are also quite a few free galleries available to see and although there were several members of staff in the building who were not officiating with us, there were no signs of awkwardness. The staff who looked after us were very welcoming and at ease. Any trepidation that there might have been from the RA’s very first naturist visit soon evaporated and by the end we were discussing a repeat visit and we are keen to do so.

Source: Philip Baker, Treasurer Eastbourne Naturist Swim Club

Posted on NatCorn 14th May 2019

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The Naturist Gaze: The Renaissance Nude

Some of us were privileged to attend a private viewing of an exhibition, The Renaissance Nude organised by the J Paul Getty Museum in association with the Royal Academy of Arts. The latter housed the chosen works of Renaissance masters (and mistresses) within its Burlington House headquarters in London. But there was a difference; everyone who attended the exhibition were themselves naked.

I have visited the RA in London many times over the last 35 years: but usually to attend their Summer Exhibition. This annual event has been one of the highlights of the artistic year in England now for over 250 years. The grand courtyard entrance, marble foyer and steps to the galleries are as familiar as my own home, but then step into that space without clothing then the feeling is unsettling and dreamlike. Yes, indeed, it was like that anxiety dream we all have.

Author Thomas Kren — Royal Academy of Arts 2018

My fellow Naturists drifted up the steps, past the friendly but nevertheless frozen faced security staff on our way to the main gallery. As we entered the subdued lighted rooms, the purpose of our visit began. Which was what exactly?

On the surface, it must have seemed like a bit of a wheeze for the gallery. “Let’s put on a show about how nudes were portrayed in the 15th and 16th Centuries and then get a bunch of 21st Century nude people to look at the art works.” And for the Naturists themselves? Well, any opportunity to get naked and promote naturism as a reasonable and mainstream activity is always welcomed. But then we have the obvious problem: what connection is there really between the two? It might just as well have been an exhibition of steam engines. We might all have been dressed as Firemen.

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Source: Medium

Original publication May 7, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 13th May 2019

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The pioneers, a walk through the naturism of Europe at the beginning of the 20th century
They were the pioneers, the first naturists of the Europe of the early twentieth century, with them began a process of development of nudism that has not stopped until today.

The revolt against Victorian dress took another turn in Germany where, in 1903, Richard Ungewitter wrote a book, Die Nacktheit , which supported a return to the attitudes of ancient Greece towards nudity for hygienic and moralistic reasons. In 1905, Paul Zimmerman opened the first social and family nudist complex, Freilichtpark (Park of free light). At the same time another German, Dr. Heinrich Pudor , wrote a book called Nacktcultur , which dealt with the benefits of nudism in coeducation and advocated the enjoyment of sport free of annoying clothes. Dr. Pudor called aristocratic nudity and slavery to clothing a plebeian characteristic, affirming that”All nations that completely disregard the right of their people to nudism quickly become decadent . ” The nudist movement (today international) expanded from these simple beliefs, in clear defiance of what had been a century-long mentality of rejection of the body.

They were times of changes where photography was also beginning to take its first steps, and where the camera was a direct witness of what was happening around it, thanks to this evolution of photography, today we can know and see how the nudity of Then, thanks to photography we have graphic testimonies of the time.

Beautiful and romantic images of our nudist ancestors taken between the years 1906-1942, curious images, some theatrical that seem more paintings than photographs, difficult images to take with the cameras of then, hence the “poses” that the photographed people keep in some of the photographs, images difficult to preserve given the chemical products that were used, hence some do not have the technical quality that would be desirable, but they are no less beautiful.

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Source: Info Nudism

Original publication 05/05/2019

Posted on NatCorn 7th May 2019

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Planning on gardening naked? Here’s what you need to know about the law
What the law says about getting naked

With warmer weather on the way, it is finally time to peel off those layers.

Whether it’s sun bathing, gardening or a spot of al fresco dining, many of us can’t wait to get out there and enjoy the great outdoors.

Some, may even want to throw caution to the wind and strip off entirely.

But beware – you could get into trouble for doing just that if it causes offence.

Follow these rules to stripping off in the heat
Follow these rules to stripping off in the heat

The law says it is not an offence to be naked in public. But it can become an offence if being so causes distress or alarm to others, reports the Hull Daily Mail.

What does the Crown Prosecution say about being naked in your own garden?

The CPS says: “In the absence of any sexual context and in relation to nudity where the person has no intention to cause alarm or distress it will normally be appropriate to take no action unless members of the public were actually caused harassment, alarm or distress (as opposed to considering the likelihood of this).

“In this case such conduct should be regarded as at most amounting to an offence under section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986; and regard needs to be had to the question of whether a prosecution is in the public interest.”

Aside from the Public Order Act, there are other areas you could fall foul of if you decide to mow the lawn without covering up.

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Source: LeicestershireLife

Original publication 16 APR 2018

Posted on NatCorn 6th May 2019

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Do nude whatever is possible
In case you didn’t know: it’s not a perfect world

Naturists and other clothes-free loving people often complain that the world isn’t accepting us the way we want. True, I immediately agree with you. However, we still have options to do what we want, be it in our home, in saunas, on nude beaches, nude resorts and any kind of venue that is organised by people with open minds. Like the British Naturism swim in a water park that attracted so much attention lately.

Compared to many people who have no opportunity to be as free as we are in their country, we can count ourselves lucky in a way. Of course, there are those who are in our league and they draw the short end in their country too. For instance in Egypt, where nudism is illegal. I once read an article by the Egyptian Nudist where he and some friends occasionally came together in someone’s home to have some relaxing nude time, and even that was risky for them.

The world is a weird place. Let’s be happy with what we can do, instead of constantly bemoan what we can’t. Life is too short to whine and complain, trust me. Suddenly you’re old and you should not look back in regret.

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Source: Zjuzdme

Original publication May 1, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 5th May 2019

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“Why my days as an ‘at home nudist’ are numbered”

I have a confession to make: I quite like getting around with my gear off.

To clarify, I’m only clothes-free within the confines of my own home. You won’t find me baring all on a nudist beach, or playing mixed doubles in the buff at a naturist camp, or at the World Naked Bike Ride in Sydney.

I haven’t always had a penchant for being a nudie-rudie; in fact, growing up I was quite the prude when it came to being in the ‘altogether’.

Cathrine Mahoney
Cathrine Mahoney

Of course, like any self-respecting toddler I used to LOVE nappy-free time and not wearing anything at all, apart from my Dad’s tennis shoes.

Maybe it was a British thing, and maybe it was because it was too cold in my homeland to be sans clothes.

At school I was always the one who would wait for the one cubicle that had a door to put my PE gear on rather than getting changed in the communal area.

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Source: Nine

Original publication 1 May 2019

Posted on NatCorn 4th May 2019

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Farm Babe: Get ‘dirty’ on Saturday for World Naked Gardening Day

This Saturday, May 4, marks the 15th annual World Naked Gardening Day, during which people all around the world trim their hedges and prune the bushes … all in the name of being one with nature in the buff.

World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD) was founded and organized by Mark Storey from Nude and Natural magazine and permaculturalist Jacob Gabriel as a project of the Body Freedom Collaborative (BFC). In its early days, Storey had a vision of BFC engaging in “guerrilla pranksterism” such as hopping out of a van or showing up spontaneously in an urban environment and engaging in guerrilla gardening, which is the act of people who garden in areas where they don’t have legal rights to cultivate. (Abandoned lots, private property, neglected areas, etc.)

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Despite spending very little money to promote the concept, over time WNGD has “grown,” and they’ve collaborated with groups such as the Naturist Society, the Naturist Action Committee, the American Association for Nude Recreation, and Clothes Free International. They claim it’s a fun way to promote wholesome and unashamed acceptance of the human body in a way that’s meant to be funny, lighthearted, and non-political.

Why garden naked? From WNGD.org:

“First of all, it’s fun! Second only to swimming, gardening is at the top of the list of family-friendly activities people are most ready to consider doing nude. Moreover, our culture needs to move toward a healthy sense of both body acceptance and our relation to the natural environment. Gardening naked is not only a simple joy, it reminds us — even if only for those few sunkissed minutes — that we can be honest with who we are as humans and as part of this planet.”

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Source: AGDaily

Original publication April 30, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 3rd May 2019

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People do love to take off their clothes, with nudism and naturism definitely alive and well.
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Another wonderful World Snooker Championships in Sheffield where the city centre takes on a buzz and excitement rarely felt at any other time.

Some years ago you could barely, (no pun intended) watch a sporting event without seeing a streaker and the Crucible was no exception. Where have they all gone?

One of the most prolific streakers of all time Mark Roberts made two appearances at the World Snooker Finals at the Crucible, once at the Graham Dott and Ronnie O’Sullivan game in 2004, and again in 2008 when Ali Carter played Ronnie.

After a few good years of notoriety, during which he was banned from every football ground in the UK, he hung up his boots which were often the only things he wore!

People attending Nudestock go for a walk.
People attending Nudestock go for a walk.

Streakers apart, people do love to take off their clothes, with nudism and naturism definitely alive and well. And it can be closer than you think!

A farm in Doncaster is holding the annual ‘Nudestock’ event in May which is certified by the British Camping and Caravanning Club. However, the week-long event is well managed, doesn’t hurt anyone or cause any trouble with local people, and really if that’s what floats your boat! The theme this year is ‘Space’ to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lunar Landing, although I seem to remember the astronauts wearing quite a lot on the way of protective clothing, which would have been quite useful given that one of the sporting activities is darts! Ouch!

It is a chance for naturists to socialise with other like-minded people and is a real family affair. Other activities include yoga, body painting and Scottish dancing and there is live entertainment.

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Source: The Star

Original publication 30 April 2019

Posted on NatCorn 2nd May 2019

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This is the best hotel in Birmingham – where people walk around naked
The Clover Hotel and Spa is ranked #1 on the travel website, out of 117 hotels in our city

When it comes to getting away from it all in Birmingham – you are spoilt for choice.

From five-star luxury to quaint boutique rooms, to budget stays and themed hotels, there is something for everyone.

Travel website TripAdvisor has used customer reviews to recognise the city’s best hotels, spas and B&Bs by ranking them on location, cleanliness, service and value.

But the number one hotel in Birmingham might come as a surprise.

Top ranking across the whole city is the Clover Hotel and Spa.

The Clover Spa & Hotel in Erdington which has been ranked number in Birmingham by reviewers on TripAdvisor
The Clover Spa & Hotel in Erdington which has been ranked number in Birmingham by reviewers on TripAdvisor

But the venue, nestled between a nursery and residential housing on the busy Chester Road in Erdington, isn’t all it seems.

Because owner Tim Higgs has fulfilled a naked ambition – by turning the detached family home into a naturist hotel.

And the clothing-optional venue has become a hit with customers who are clambering to stay at the swish pad – which also boasts a hot tub in the private garden.

Of the 312 reviews on TripAdvisor, 278 are excellent and the rest ‘good’.

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Source: BirminghamLive

Original publication 28 APR 2019

Posted on NatCorn 1st May 2019

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Naturist, 62, reveals all about the lifestyle and the laws on getting your kit off
"Once you've swum naked you never want to swim with clothes on again"

A naturist has revealed all about living life with her clothes off - and sought to set the record straight on the laws surrounding nudity in public. Somerset Live recently published an article about the legal rules for sunbathing naked in your garden. Following this, Christine Wright got in touch to tell us off and point us toward the correct information about getting back to nature. The 62-year-old, who is a manager on the legal team for British Naturism, said the laws "hadn't changed for years".


Ms Wright estimates there are some five million naturists in the UK
Ms Wright estimates there are some five million naturists in the UK

"The police get it wrong because they don't often get called out for naturism," she said. "Young officers think Mrs Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells has called because she's got a flasher, but, if what they're doing is a lawful activity, then no offence is being committed." According to the Crown Prosecution Service's website, the recommended approach to naturism should be that 'in the absence of any sexual context and in relation to nudity where the person has no intention to cause alarm or distress it will normally be appropriate to take no action unless members of the public were actually caused harassment, alarm or distress'. Ms Wright, who lives in the North East of England, said she was involved in clarifying the law with the CPS and the College of Policing a few years ago.

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Source: Somerset Live

Original publication 26 APR 2019

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Aussies strip off for nude snaps at country’s famous spots: ‘Everyone loves being naked’
NUDISTS are loving this body-positivity craze.

Get Naked Australia amassed a huge following of 230,000 followers on Instagram. The account, which was started by Brendan Jones, shares photos of Aussies promoting body positivity. Brendan, from Sydney, began the account after getting a positive response to some cheeky skinny dipping snaps online. Since then, the 29-year-old is inundated everyday with fresh nude photos from across the country.


BODY-POSITIVITY: The people do it for a good reason
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He said: “Myself and a group of friends started hiking to really remote locations. “We’d often find swimming holes and there was never anyone around so we naturally just stripped off and jumped in. “I got a few snaps of our bums in nature and shared it to my personal Instagram and the response was generally along the lines of ‘good on you’ and ‘looks like fun.’ “So I decided to create an Instagram page and call it Get Naked Australia.”

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Source: Daily Star

Original publication 25th April 2019

Posted on NatCorn 29th April 2019

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The Case of the Disappearing Nudist Children
[It takes me a while to actually get to the point on this one, but eventually, this post is going to be about the absence of children at most naturist places in the US – or at least my perception that this is the case – and what that may or may not mean for the future of naturism in America.]

I’ve been ruminating on this post for quite a long time. In fact, since my oldest daughter just turned 31 a few days ago, maybe for about thirty years. The subject matter? The ever-controversial topic of children and social nudity, and simply what to make of it all.



The blogosphere is a strange place as people don’t typically read a blog in any sequential sort of way. Maybe one finds a link on Facebook or Twitter and clicks through. Or perhaps you’re even a follower of a particular blog, and if the timing is right, you’ll read posts as they are released in succession. But personally, I find the digital age to encourage rather impulsive behavior. “Oh… look at that! I think I’ll read that, or maybe part of that post, or maybe I’ll bookmark it for… I don’t know when.” All that said, if you’re a regular reader, I apologize for the redundancy here.

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Source: The Meandering Naturist

Original publication FEBRUARY 8, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 28th April 2019

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Nudity in the sport of ancient Greece

In ancient times, even before the classical era, for example, during the Cretan Minoan civilization, athletic exercise was an important part of everyday life. In fact, the Greeks credited several mythological figures with athletic achievements, and the male gods (especially Apollo and Heracles , sponsors of the sport) were commonly represented as athletes. While Greek sculpture often showed men completely naked, a new concept appeared for women, "venus pudica" (or partially nude), see " Nike of Samothrace ". Nudity in sports was very common, with almost all sports performed naked. As a tradition it was probably introduced for the first time in the city-state of Sparta, during the late archaic period.



The civilization of ancient Greece (Hellas), during the archaic period, had an athletic and cultic aesthetic of nudity that typically included adult men and adolescents, but sometimes also children, women and girls. The love for beauty also included the human body, beyond love for nature, philosophy, the arts, etc. The Greek word gym means " a place to train naked ." Male athletes competed naked, but most of the city-states of the time did not allow female participants or even spectators at those events, with Sparta being a notable exception. The origins of nudity in ancient Greek sports are the subject of a legend about the athlete Orsipo de Megara . There are several myths regarding these origins; in one, Orsipo loses his clothes during the race for the stadium of the XV Olympic Games in 720 BC, which gives him an advantage and wins. Other athletes emulate it and fashion is born.

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Source: Info Nudism

Original publication 04/23/2019

Posted on NatCorn 27th April 2019

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From the grotesque to the erotic: ‘The Renaissance Nude’ at the Royal Academy of Arts
The Renaissance fascination with the human form is on full frontal display at the Royal Academy

The human form in its infinite variety, at one extreme idealised, at the other rendered grotesque, is the unifying factor in the Royal Academy’s The Renaissance Nude, an exhibition that brings together a roster of artists, working in many media, who may not normally share a show. On the one hand are the showstopping Venus Rising from the Sea (c1520) of Titian and magnetically attractive Saint Sebastian (c1533) of Bronzino. But three steps away are voyeuristic inspections of the bathhouse and of priapic satyrs, erect male members poking from their goaty groins. Eroticism is never far away but, as with the human body, it is better disguised by some than by others.


Renaissance nudes: Titian, Venus Rising from the Sea (‘Venus Anadyomene’), c. 1520.
Renaissance nudes: Titian, Venus Rising from the Sea (‘Venus Anadyomene’), c. 1520.

The exhibition opens and closes with the religious art that was at the heart of 15th- and 16th-century painting and sculpture, and whose narratives come ready made. Christ is stripped naked for his baptism, flagellation and scourging. Depictions of his vulnerable, mortal state were intended to demonstrate that he was only flesh and blood, like those who contemplated his plight.

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Source: iNews

Original publication April 23rd 2019

Posted on NatCorn 26th April 2019