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Jubilee Pool’s geothermal spa is opening in 2019 and this is what Cornwall can expect
Penzance’s iconic open air sea pool will be transformed into being like Iceland’s Blue Lagoon and will be the first of its kind in the UK

We now know when Cornwall’s new geothermal heated spa will open but what will it consist of exactly?

Penzance’s iconic open air sea pool Jubilee Pool will become the UK’s first geothermal heated spa by Easter 2019.

Jubilee Pool in Penzance in its full glory
Jubilee Pool in Penzance in its full glory

The boss of Geothermal Engineering Ltd, the company which has been drilling holes into the earth below the famous Jubilee Pool to tap into the earth’s natural heat, has confirmed the opening date of the attraction after years of planning.

Ryan Law, managing director at GEL, told Cornwall Live that the drilling has now been done under Britain’s largest sea water lido. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: CornwallLive

Original publication 10 NOV 2018

Posted on NatCorn Yesterday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Daily Mail

Original publication 5 November 2018

Posted on NatCorn 6 days ago

Conservative MP Michael Fabricant ‘cycles naked through London park’
Conservative MP Michael Fabricant has been filmed apparently cycling nude around a London park to promote the creation of an annual naked bike ride.

The MP appears in the YouTube video in a silver tie and sunglasses, with a strategically placed black box protecting his modesty.

He is campaigning for an annual naked ride in his Lichfield constituency to raise money for a local hospice.

Michael Fabricant MPPA
Michael Fabricant MP

The 68-year-old is no stranger to publicity-grabbing social media videos.

In August, he presented a guide to the role of party Whips which showed him spanking a clothed man on the buttocks with a shoe horn. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: BBC

Original publication 22 October 2018

Posted on NatCorn 3 weeks ago

WATCH: How I punched shark to escape attack at nudist beach

Sydney – A surfer who got bitten by a shark at an Australian nudist beach managed to make his break for freedom after punching the creature until it let him go, he said Saturday.

Paul Kenny was riding the waves off Samurai Beach, a naturist spot 200 kilometres (125 miles) north of Sydney, when he accidentally clashed heads with the toothsome fish, reportedly a wobbegong or a bull shark.

Video

“As soon as I did that he latched onto my arm and all I could do was punch it until it let go,” Kenny, 50, told Sydney’s Daily Telegraph.

“When I let go of it I saw its dorsal fin one metre away. I walked backwards as quick as I could and caught whatever wave I could.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: iol

Original publication 20 OCTOBER 2018

Posted on NatCorn 4 weeks ago

Nudists get reprieve as popular beach near Byron Bay has its optional-clothing rule renewed despite complaints about ‘lewd behaviour’
A popular nudist beach has only just held onto its ‘clothing optional’ rule today Byron Bay council staff attempted to revoke rule after ‘lewd behaviour’ reports.
A busier beach was set to replace as there would be more ‘passive witnesses’

Nudists are rejoicing after a popular beach had its ‘optional-clothing’ rule extended today despite strong opposition by some councillors and residents.

Byron Bay’s council staff had recommended Tyagarah Beach’s nude bathing option be revoked amid reports of ‘lewd sexual behaviour’.

'The idea that children can’t walk from Tyagarah to Main Beach and feel safe is obviously pretty concerning,’ Councillor Michael Lyon for the Greens said, revealing that the beach's remoteness made it more likely for 'lewd sexual behaviour' to occur
‘The idea that children can’t walk from Tyagarah to Main Beach and feel safe is obviously pretty concerning,’ Councillor Michael Lyon for the Greens said, revealing that the beach’s remoteness made it more likely for ‘lewd sexual behaviour’ to occur

However the motion to enforce clothing was opposed and the beach will continue to welcome naked swimmers and sunbathers.

Council agreed to maintain the status quo but ordered a review of the position on a monthly basis for the next six months.

The council also discussed further key actions which could prevent future incidents which included the introduction of security cameras. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mail

Original publication 18 October 2018

Posted on NatCorn 5 weeks ago

Cornwall Council adds apostrophe to Land’s End
Cornwall Council has voted to add an official apostrophe to “Land’s End”.

Clarification on the punctuation was needed because of proposed changes to electoral boundaries that left some council ward areas needing new names.

Land's End now has an officially recognised apostrophe.GETTY IMAGES
Land’s End now has an officially recognised apostrophe.

A debate on ward names lasted 90 minutes, and included grammatical input from a Cornish history expert.

Councillors heard Land’s End has been spelled with the apostrophe in two different places or not at all, which has led to the uncertainty. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: BBC News

Original publication 12 September 2018

Posted on NatCorn 10th October 2018

Reading Naturist Group say they have been defeated by the ‘uncaring’ management of Reading Borough Council
SWIMMERS have decided to call time on their weekly gatherings after four decades due to financial constraints.

Members of Reading Naturist Group (RNG) say they have been defeated by the ‘uncaring’ management of Reading Borough Council (RBC).

The group previously gathered at Arthur Hill Pool before the 105-year-old facility was closed in October 2016.

Arthur Hill Memorial Pool, Reading
Arthur Hill Memorial Pool, Reading

Meetings were moved to The Meadway Sports Centre in Tilehurst, but a hike in prices has seen a decline in the number of members.

Mark Young, a member of RNG, said: “The naturist swim would almost certainly have remained significantly better attended at The Meadway if the council had not disrupted the dynamic of the existing group by refusing to offer a swimming session on Thursday evening, the day the swim previously took place at Arthur Hill and instead insisting on the swim moving to Friday evening.

“This is even though many of the council’s own public swimming sessions in the late evening at The Meadway seemed to have a lower attendance still than the swimming session run by RNG.”

The last meeting of RNG was held on October 5 after members were originally due to meet three weeks previously. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Reading Chronicle

Original publication 8 October 2018

Posted on NatCorn 9th October 2018

Yes to nudity, no to nails: Tauranga Council unveils beach bylaws

Tauranga City Council won’t be policing nude sunbathers any time soon, but if you want to use an old pallet for a beach bonfire, think again.

The council has updated its Beaches Bylaw, a set of rules for what people can and can’t do on the city’s world-famous beaches, for the first time since 2007.

The law changes also include the use of drones on the beaches.
The law changes also include the use of drones on the beaches.

Councillor Leeanne Brown said the council had tried to strike the right balance with the bylaw.

“We’re not trying to be the fun police, we just want to make a better environment for everybody.”

The updated bylaw included new rules for vehicles, longlines, fires, drones and structures on the beach.

Not included were any restrictions on nudity on the beach, which in circumstances that constituted “lewd behaviour” was a matter for the police. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: NewsTalkZB

Original publication 21 September 2018

Posted on NatCorn 5th October 2018

UNDERWATER WORLD Heatwave reveals ‘Lost Valley’ as reservoirs dries up exposing roads and buildings of community submerged 60 years ago
The people of Nanquitho were forced to leave to make way for the Drift Reservoir, completed in 1961

A LOST valley submerged underwater for decades has been uncovered by the summer heatwave.

Old stone walls, outlines of buildings, gate posts and even roads now stand in the open air once again on the dried-up bed of Drift Reservoir.

Roads, walls and gateposts have emerged from the depths at Drift Reservoir after the summer heatwaveSWNS:SOUTH WEST NEWS SERVICE
Roads, walls and gateposts have emerged from the depths at Drift Reservoir after the summer heatwave

The resurrected ruins were once home to a community that was forced to leave when construction on the reservoir began.

Margaret Pengelly still remembers living in the Lost Valley – the name given to the flooded area by locals who still remember the community was ever there.

Margaret moved to Trewidden Vean, a substantial farm, and the smallholding at Nanquitho near Penzance. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Sun

Original publication 10th September 2018

Posted on NatCorn 25th September 2018

Little boy asks mum awkward question after seeing next door neighbour sunbathing naked in the garden
The mum is at her wit’s end with her neighbours – but people can’t agree on whether they should get their kit off in the garden or not

We can end up finding out quite a lot about our neighbours from living next to them.

Seeing their familiar faces come and go every now and again, we find out a bit about their habits and what they like to get up to.

But what happens when you get more than you bargained for?

Is it OK to sunbathe naked?iStockphoto
Is it OK to sunbathe naked?

One mum is despairing as she’s seen more of her neighbours than she ever wanted to, as she spotted the couple sunbathing stark naked in the garden next door – where her kids can see.

One mum is despairing as she’s seen more of her neighbours than she ever wanted to, as she spotted the couple sunbathing stark naked in the garden next door – where her kids can see. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Mirror

Original publication 22 AUG 2018

Posted on NatCorn 15th September 2018

Organic and all-natural – Man spotted gardening in nude at Ipswich allotment

Gardening can be a great opportunity to get outside, feel the earth under you feet, the wind in your hair and the sun on your skin.

But one Ipswich allotment owner has taken things a step further – and has been seen nude as they tend to their patch.

London Road Allotments in IpswichADAM HOWETT
London Road Allotments in Ipswich

Reports of a person fully exposed on the field on the edge of town has led Ipswich Borough Council to advise public allotment users to keep their clothes on while on site.

The incident is said to have occurred at the town’s London Road allotment field.

Rain had deterred many of the fairweather gardeners on Thursday morning – but braving the weather and appropriately dressed in a cap, waterproof, jeans and boots was Ken Mann.

“I’ve never seen anyone in the nude here,” said Mr Mann, 65, of Dickens Road.

“It’s definitely not for me.

“You’ve got women and children coming here and flats that overlook it – it’s really not a thing you can do on this allotment.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Ipswich Star

Original publication 10 August 2018

Posted on NatCorn 6th September 2018

Facebook pulls Auschwitz photo for nudity
Social media giant later apologizes to Anne Frank Center for decision.

Facebook deleted a post this week that included an image of starving children in Auschwitz because of its policy against nudity.

The post was shared by the US-based Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect last week. It linked to an article on the DailyKos about the need for Holocaust education in the United States.

But on Wednesday, the Anne Frank Center complained on Twitter that Facebook had deleted the post.

The Facebook application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017.THOMAS WHITE / REUTERS
The Facebook application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017.

“Hi Facebook, you removed our post promoting the need for Holocaust Education for apparently violating community standards,” the organization wrote. “You haven’t given us a reason, yet allow Holocaust Denial pages to still exist. Seems a little hypocritical?”

Around six hours later, Facebook responded to the Twitter post.

“We put your post back up and sent you a message on FB,” the official Facebook account tweeted. “We don’t allow nude images of children on FB, but we know this is an important image of historical significance and we’ve restored it. We’re sorry and thank you for bringing it to our attention.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Jerusalem Post

Original publication AUGUST 31, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 4th September 2018

Nude paintings removed from cathedral art display after complaints of ‘distress’
A SERIES of nude paintings have been removed from a cathedral’s art exhibition after they “distressed” visitors and worshippers.

The four acrylic canvas works by local artist Joe Greenwood were on display at Portsmouth’s Anglican cathedral as part of a summer show by the Portsmouth and Hampshire Art Society (PHAS).

But a cathedral spokesman said that a number of visitors complained about the paintings, leading to the decision to remove them.

Artist Joe Greenwood with two of his nude paintingsPortsmouth News/Solent News
Artist Joe Greenwood with two of his nude paintings

The Diocese of Portsmouth spokesman said: “Portsmouth Cathedral aims to be a space open to everybody.

“Whenever a public exhibition takes place in a church it is important to weigh up how it relates to our main purpose of being a place for prayer, reflection and worship. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Express

Original publication Aug 3, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 2nd September 2018

Facebook rejects Montreal museum’s ad over Picasso nude
A Canadian museum whose ads featuring Picasso nudes were rejected by Facebook says it is pleased the social media giant is reviewing its nudity policy.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts online ad for its big summer exhibit was blocked because it showed abstract breasts painted by the modern master.

The museum eventually had to reach out directly to Facebook in order to get the posts authorised.

Picasso paintings rejected by Facebook's algorithmMONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
Picasso paintings rejected by Facebook’s algorithm

The painting used “wasn’t shocking”, said museum spokeswoman Pascale Chasse.

In fact, Pablo Picasso’s Femmes à la toilette was the one of the main promotional press images for the show, which looks at the influence of African art on Picasso and the artist’s subsequent impact on contemporary African artists.

It was being used in print and television ads and on the main banner hanging outside the museum in downtown Montreal. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: BBC

Original publication 3 August 2018

Posted on NatCorn 1st September 2018

After lengthy trial, nudists evicted from Nuuanu rental home
After a months-long dispute over naked parties at a Nuuanu rental home, a judge has decided the controversial tenants will be evicted.

Neighbors have dealt with all manner of chaos at the home, from parties like Naked Taco Tuesday to a website called “ipartynaked” to a mysterious car fire to bizarre screams and sounds.

Neighbor David Brown, a retired military chaplain, says he’s called police multiple times

Nudist Brent Thomas testifies during a lengthy eviction trial.Hawaii News Now
Nudist Brent Thomas testifies during a lengthy eviction trial.

“After the police left, the music went back on and then very strange animal noises, moaning like wolf howling sounds,” he said, describing one of the nights he called police.

Sources have told Hawaii News Now police are also investigating allegations of criminal activity at the home, but have made no arrests.

Tenant Amy Highmoor, meanwhile, says the property manager and neighbors are retaliating against them because of their alternative lifestyle and for her complaints about the condition of the home.

“I’ve been brutally harassed like brutally harassed where I’m so scared that I can’t sleep at night,” she said. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Hawaii News Now

Original publication August 3rd 2018

Posted on NatCorn 31st August 2018

Southleigh Manor nudist holiday park near Newquay is up for sale
If you like your hols in the buff then this place is for you

The largest naturist holiday park in Cornwall is up for sale.

Southleigh Manor holiday park at St Columb Major, near Newquay, has been brought to the market.

The holiday business, where being in the buff is de rigueur, could be yours to own for a cool £1.1 million after owners Bob and Kathy Prescott decided to throw in the towel and enjoy a well-earned retirement.

Nudist Southleigh Manor holiday park near St Columb Major is up for saleSouthleigh Manor
Nudist Southleigh Manor holiday park near St Columb Major is up for sale

The pair, who have been running the bare-all holiday park for 18 years, said they made up their mind to sell the site following the recent birth of their grandson, Harry.

Mr Prescott, now 69, said: “We’ve always liked Cornwall ever since coming down here on holidays. We came here to the park 19 years ago and the people who had it were struggling.

“After a conversation we ended up buying up the place. It turned out to be a very expensive holiday but we’ve done well out of it. But with my wife not being in the best of health and the birth of our grandson, we feel it’s time to enjoy our retirement and take it easy a bit more.”

Mr Prescott said that while there have been a few expressions of interest for the site already – which he could not divulge – he is not sure whether any new owners will want to keep the business au naturel as it currently is. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: CornwallLive

Original publication 29 AUG 2018

Posted on NatCorn 30th August 2018

Nude man caught working out at Planet Fitness thought it was ‘judgment-free zone,’ police say

A man who was caught naked in a Planet Fitness thought he’d get away with it because the gym considers itself a “judgment-free zone,” officials said.

Eric Stagno, 34, of Massachusetts, was arrested on Sunday at a gym in Plaistow, N.H., after gymgoers allegedly caught him exercising in the nude, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported.

Eric Stagno, 34, was allegedly caught working out naked in a Planet Fitness on Sunday. He told police he thought it was a "judgment-free zone," according to reportsPlaistow Police Department
Eric Stagno, 34, was allegedly caught working out naked in a Planet Fitness on Sunday. He told police he thought it was a “judgment-free zone,” according to reports

Plaistow Capt. Brett Morgan said police were dispatched to the Planet Fitness location after receiving a call from witnesses that summarily said, “the guy walked in, stripped down right there in front, left the clothes and belongings at the front desk, walked back and forth across the gym a couple of times and then settled in over at the yoga mats.”

The police captain added that Stagno was in a “yoga-type pose” when authorities arrived. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Fox News

Original publication 24 July 2018

Posted on NatCorn 19th August 2018

Fears new tourist attraction will expose children to nudists on Brighton beach

Families may get a bit of an eyeful when they try out Brighton’s latest tourist attraction.

A new 16-metre high rope walk and climbing tower has been approved at Peter Pan’s Adventure Golf on the seafront.

But police warned that children may be able to see nudists from the top.

Fears new tourist attraction will expose children to nudists on beach Nudists on Brighton beach
Fears new tourist attraction will expose children to nudists on beach
Nudists on Brighton beach

Neville Wren, Designing Out Crime Officer at Sussex Police, said parents might be concerned about what their children might see.

He said: “This facility is most likely to provide activities for various age groups from school age children to adults. It is closer to the beach than Marine Drive or Dukes Mound, and from the raised platform positions it possibly provides closer views across the beach towards the Naturalist Beach nearby which in turn may cause unexpected concerns from the parents of young children.”

The section of naturist beach near the marina is signposted on the beach to warn passers by what they might see.

The rope walk was approved by planners at Brighton and Hove City Council. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Argus

Original publication 21 July 2018

Posted on NatCorn 15th August 2018

Man fined for naked sunbathing in Ballymahon on hottest day of the year

A 57 year-old man has been fined for sunbathing naked in Ballymahon on what he claims was the hottest day of the year.

Glen Wrather, who is originally from Leeds in England, appeared before a recent sitting of Longford District Court.

Longford Court
Longford Court

Longford Court heard that Glen Wrather was sunbathing in a communal area of Thomond Court, an apartment complex in Ballymahon on the 6th July last.

He told his solicitor Brid Mimnagh that it was 31 degrees on the day in question – one of the hottest days of the year so far.

The court heard that a woman who was putting clothes on her line had to pass him and saw he was sunbathing face down, naked and became upset. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Shannonside

Original publication 18th July 2018

Posted on NatCorn 10th August 2018

Rare bird puts paid to second nude beach in Belgium
The chance that Belgium will approve a second naturist beach at the coast became less likely after a report by the Flemish Agency for Nature and Woodland, which said that the activities of naturists could be a risk to a rare bird.

At present the Belgian coast has one naturist beach where naked sunbathing is permitted, at Bredene. But the beach is very popular, which led the Belgian Naturism Federation to request permission to open a second beach where naked sunbathing is permitted. Their attention fell on a little-used beach near Westende. “At that spot there is no construction or seafront overlooking the beach,” said the organisation’s president Koen Meulemans in Het Nieuwsblad.

©Wikimedia

However the nature agency raised objections with Flemish environment minister Joke Schauvliege, based on the presence at that spot of the crested lark (Galerida cristata), a rare bird which broods on the ground, and might be disturbed by what the agency called “subsidiary activities” related to the nudist beach, including visitors having sex in the dunes as well as leaving rubbish behind. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Brussels Times

Original publication 13 July 2018

Posted on NatCorn 2nd August 2018

Tea tree lakes nude bathing case thrown out of court

Non-mainstream lifestyle choices aren’t ‘axiomatically offensive’, Magistrate Dunlevy told Byron Bay local court on Friday, ruling that Sunrise resident Maxine Hawker had no case to answer for bathing naked at the tea tree lakes at Grays Lane in January.

The magistrate said that the police had failed to prove Ms Hawker’s actions were ‘calculated to wound feelings, or arouse anger, disgust, resentment or outrage’.

Maxine Hawker at the tea tree lake where she was charged on January 20 with offensive behaviour for bathing naked.Jeff Dawson
Maxine Hawker at the tea tree lake where she was charged on January 20 with offensive behaviour for bathing naked.

Ms Hawker, who represented herself at the hearing, told the court she had no idea she was breaking the law and had not seen a sign near the entrance to the lake, which had been recently installed, warning of penalties.

But within minutes of arriving and entering the water, she was issued a $500 fine for bathing naked, which she chose to fight, telling the court, ‘I’m not a criminal, I’m a law-abiding person.’ Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Echo.Net

Original publication July 9, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 24th July 2018

Naked swimmers get a dressing down after skinny dipping in Northumbrian Water reservoir
A warning was issued by Northumbrian Water, as unauthorised swimming is not permitted in its reservoirs

Naked swimmers got a dressing down from Northumbrian Water after taking a skinny dip in one of its reservoirs.

Worried staff spotted the all male group at Waskerley Reservoir in County Durham getting dangerously close to pipes that draw water from the reservoir for release into the river.

Don Coe
Don Coe

It was the latest in a spate of recent incidents during the ongoing heat wave which has led Northumbrian Water to issue a warning.

The company does not allow unauthorised swimming or launching of water craft in its reservoirs, but Rangers at its Waterside Parks have had to ask more than a dozen people to get out of the water at its sites across the North East on Wednesday alone.

Risks ranging from cold water shock to hidden currents all pose a danger to people’s lives when swimming in open water. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: ChronicleLive

Original publication 5 JUL 2018

Posted on NatCorn 19th July 2018

Mystery over naked women concept plan solved
Concept drawings for a makeover of a Dunedin river appear to include three naked women.

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) released its “visionary concepts for enhancement of the lower reaches of Water of Leith” on Thursday morning.

A review of the concepts reveal some extra enhancements along the river, which borders Forsyth Barr Stadium.

A concept picture of proposed work on Dunedin's Water of Leith, near Forsyth Barr Stadium, shows what appears to be three naked women in the water: OTAGO REGIONAL COUNCI
A concept picture of proposed work on Dunedin’s Water of Leith, near Forsyth Barr Stadium, shows what appears to be three naked women in the water:

The proposal for the normally frigid waters, famous for having students kayak along them when flooded, includes three female figures in the water.

The intrepid trio appear naked at first glance.

ORC stakeholder engagement director Sian Sutton said the figures were brought up at a council meeting.

“They kind of looked naked, didn’t they … I don’t believe they are.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Stuff

Original publication June 28 2018

Posted on NatCorn 17th July 2018

Wear Nothing But A Smile: Prominent Nude Activist Turner V. Stokes Dies At 90

Turner V. Stokes’ favorite outfit was when he was wearing — as he liked to say — nothing but a smile.

The 90-year-old leader of various nudist organizations died Saturday from prostate cancer in Nanjemoy, Md.

Born in Washington, D.C., in 1927, Stokes enlisted in the Navy in 1945 and later worked for military contractors testing electronic equipment.

Turner V. Stokes died Saturday from prostate cancer.Courtesy of the American Association for Nude Recreation
Turner V. Stokes died Saturday [23/6/2018] from prostate cancer.

He told the Washington Post’s Lee Hockstader in 1984 that when he was younger, he sometimes went skinny-dipping with his cousin in the Chesapeake Bay and remembered as a teenager seeing his first nudist magazine, called Sunshine and Health. But it wasn’t until he turned 50 that he persuaded his wife at the time to join him at a nudist camp in Pennsylvania.

The Post reports that he said he was drawn to nudism for its “physical feeling,” which he felt was “mentally stimulating” and gave a “feeling of freedom.”

In the 1980s, Stokes fancied himself a “naturist,” which, he explained to the Post, was different from a “nudist.” Naturists preferred to be nude in nature — not confined to a camp or resort like nudists. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: NPR

Original publication June 26, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 4th July 2018

Beavers born in Cornwall for first time in 400 years
The first baby beavers to be born in Cornwall in 400 years have been caught on camera.

Now juvenile beavers, known as kits, have been spotted playing in the water on a farm near Truro.

Their parents arrived at Ladock last year, as part of a project to reintroduce the creatures.

The five-acre fenced site at Woodland Valley appears to be the perfect spot for these litter creatures!

They were filmed after farmer Chris Jones spotted them at the start of the week and alerted project partner Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

The Cornwall Beaver Project team were all hoping for some good views during their regular Wednesday night beaver walk.

Then filmmaker Nina Constable managed to snap this footage for BBC Springwatch… Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Pirate FM

Original publication 22nd June 2018

Posted on NatCorn 1st July 2018

Monmouthshire naturist club hopes to attract more residents to join

A MONMOUTHSHIRE naturist club hopes to encourage more residents from the area to join and will hold an open day at its Trellech site on Saturday June 16.

Western Sunfolk currently welcomes naturists from as far afield as Ireland and The Netherlands but wants to attract more people from closer to home.

Naturist Site
Naturist Site

“It’s a wonderful community where everyone looks after each other”, said Ros Clow, who first visited Western Sunfolk with her husband in 1972.

The group’s members take part in the planning, building, and upkeep of all the site’s facilities.

The June 16 event is open to guests of all ages and includes a variety of activities from boules and croquet to sunbathing and swimming.

There will also be the opportunity to try out miniten, a tennis-like game created by, and for, naturists.

Ros is keen to stress to anyone interested that there is no sexual element to naturism, and that the environment at Western Sunfolk is family-friendly. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: South Wales Argus

Original publication 3rd June 2018

Posted on NatCorn 7th June 2018

Lorca beach acquires official nudist status as of 1st June
Cala Junquera is a picturesque cove on rocky coastline of Lorca

The Spanish Naturism Federation lists as many as 10 nudist beaches in the municipality of Lorca, including, rather surprisingly, the Playa de Puntas de Calnegre, which is backed by a row of beachfront restaurants, but in terms of official Town Hall designation it is only as of 1st June 2018 that the first nudist beach in Lorca is officially recognized.

Cala Junquera is a picturesque cove on rocky coastline of Lorca
Cala Junquera is a picturesque cove on rocky coastline of Lorca

After much deliberation, the beach decided on is Cala Junquera, one of a series of small coves at the foot of the rugged cliffs and rocks which constitute the lower slopes of the mountains of the Loma de Bas. This location provides some spectacular backdrops from Puntas de Calnegre in the north-east, on the boundary with Mazarrón, to Playa Larga, which is very close to the municipality of Águilas in the south-west. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Murcia Today

Original publication 01/06/2018

Posted on NatCorn 4th June 2018

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Nude feud: cracks appear at naturists’ colony

A couple ejected from a nudist colony for renovating a bush cabin have laid bare their wrangle with the club as part of legal action over $80,000 in damages.

The Helios Society nudist club in the Dandenongs has extensive grounds to explore sans clothes.
The Helios Society nudist club in the Dandenongs has extensive grounds to explore sans clothes.

Fiji-based Robert and Alwyn Nink, both 57, joined the Helios Society in the Dandenong Ranges in 2016, thinking it was an ideal place to escape from the world with like-minded nude enthusiasts.
However, the experience has left the Ninks feeling anything but liberated, as a battle to upgrade their cabin turned into a nasty feud with the nudist club’s secretary that led to allegations of cups of urine being left on a table. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

Original publication 18 May 2018

Posted on NatCorn 23rd May 2018

Congressional candidate bares all about his nudist retreat: ‘He leads a very unique life’
Time to get to the naked truth about Dr. Steve Foster, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Rep. Tom Graves’ 14th Congressional District seat: Foster owns the site of an “adults only, clothing-optional lifestyle retreat” in North Georgia.

Located east of Cleveland in White County, Mountain Creek Grove rents out tents and recreational vehicle spaces to nudists. The wooded site features a pool, a hot tub and a clubhouse.

Early voting is underway in many states as primary season kicks into full gear. In Georgia, one candidate for Congress operates a nudist retreat and might have a good chance of winning the Democratic primary in the 14th Congressional District.J.D. Pooley/Getty Images
Early voting is underway in many states as primary season kicks into full gear. In Georgia, one candidate for Congress operates a nudist retreat and might have a good chance of winning the Democratic primary in the 14th Congressional District.

“Some couples may only want to use the sexy atmosphere as inspiration and carry the energy back with them to their bedrooms and fantasies,” the Grove’s website says. “Others are far more gregarious and party animals are known to appear. For those seeking to connect with other like-minded and free-spirited sybarites the Grove is the ideal venue.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Dayton Daily News

Original publication May 08, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 16th May 2018

Foz restringirá el acceso de perros, limitará el nudismo y prohibirá el botellón en las playas
El Concello plantea prohibir acampar y usar gel para bañarse en el mar, y multará a quien abandone sombrillas o hamacas

El Concello de Foz se compromete a prestar servicios, pero los ciudadanos deben saber que también tienen una serie de obligaciones a la hora de usar las playas. Tras una consulta a asociaciones, el Ayuntamiento somete ahora a la opinión ciudadana el proyecto de la futura ordenanza reguladora de uso y disfrute de los arenales. Los interesados en plantear su rechazo, proponer sugerencias o introducir mejoras tienen de plazo hasta el día 14 para hacer sus aportaciones.

Playas libres, públicas y gratuitas, pero en las que será necesario cumplir normas. El borrador de la ordenanza contempla que será preceptiva la autorización municipal para realizar cursos de surf, windsurf, kitesurf, piragüismo… y solo se permitirán fuera de zonas de baño, en zonas debidamente señalizadas. De aprobarse la norma, no se permitirá el uso de altavoces de aparatos de música y, a excepción de las embarcaciones de salvamento, se prohibirá en temporada de baño y en zonas de baño la navegación deportiva y de recreo, la pesca desde embarcación y la submarina. «Na beira, prohíbese a pesca desde as 10.00 ata as 21.00 horas, ambas inclusive, en evitación de daños», recoge el borrador. La ordenanza contempla la prohibición de la venta ambulante, la de ducharse con gel o champú en el mar o la de lavar utensilios de cocina en las duchas. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: La Voz de Galicia

Original publication 08/05/2018

Posted on NatCorn 15th May 2018

A toast to naturism in a hotel in Britain
On a warm hot tub in the back garden of the first naturist spa hotel Britain, the champagne corks are popping.

The owner Tim Higgs, with a flute in his hand, is resplendent among the bubbles. Behind us, indifferent to drizzle of Birmingham, a naked couple reclining on lounge chairs, their faces are buried in copies of the magazine British Naturism and OK !. Elsewhere wander lonely men of middle age, with his arms dangling at their sides.

This is the scene feared by a group of local conservative councilors and residents who opposed the liquor license granted to the Clover Spa & Hotel. Appealing to the Birmingham City Council, they said that allowing the sale of drinks could lead to “an increase in inappropriate behavior and demonstrations of the meat” at the hotel, which opened in the suburb of Erdington in 2011. But the complaints did not give very sure. Following an important licensing committee meeting this week, Higgs is now free to sell alcohol to his guests Continued…Read full original article…

Source: os naturistas

Posted on NatCorn 30th April 2018

Nudist reveals the one thing that will get you thrown out at one of Britain’s oldest naturist camps
A regular at one of Britain’s oldest naturist clubs has revealed what action could see people asked to leave and what activities are available inside the camp

A nudist has revealed the one thing that will get people thrown out of one of Britain’s oldest naturist clubs.

Mo Thomas, a regular at the Yorkshire Sun Society, says the club doesn’t have many rules but anyone who gets “sexually stimulated” is asked to leave.

Pictured, from left, are Yorkshire Sun Society members Sue Binns, Chris Thomas and Mo Thomas in camp site swimming poolHull Daily Mail
Pictured, from left, are Yorkshire Sun Society members Sue Binns, Chris Thomas and Mo Thomas in camp site swimming pool

“We will give them a period to cool off but otherwise they have to go,” Mo said.

The naturist club in Hull is one of the oldest in the country after it was established in 1932.

It effectively runs a holiday camp for its naked members set in 26 acres of idyllic woodland, the Hull Daily Mail reports. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Mirror

Original publication 29 APR 2018

Posted on NatCorn 29th April 2018

WELCOME TO GAWKEY Ireland is getting its first official nudist-friendly beach as local council set to put up public notices warning of bathers in the buff
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is to put up public notices at Hawk Cliff in Dalkey, Co Dublin, which will warn others about seeing bathers in the buff

IRELAND is getting its first official nudist-friendly beach — leaving naked bathers cock-a-hoop.
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is to put up public notices at Hawk Cliff in Dalkey, Co Dublin, which will warn others about seeing bathers in the buff.

Lad out for a wander down to the waterGarrett White - The Sun
Lad out for a wander down to the water

Irish Naturist Association chief Pat Gallagher explained: “Every other country in Europe has these kind of signs.

“It is a milestone for ­Ireland.”

The INA is in talks with a ­number of local authorities about getting similar signage placed at other beaches giving nude bathers the thumbs up.

The sign at Dalkey is flagged to be put up this month and comes following recent changes in the law which means that in-the-nip bathers are not doing anything illegal. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Irish Sun

Original publication 26th March 2018

Posted on NatCorn 30th March 2018

Valladolid, ciudad libre de ropas
Valladolid, ciudad libre de ropas, o “Clothes Free”, como les gusta decir a los anglosajones.

En efecto, el día 26 de marzo de 2018 entró en vigor la nueva “Ordenanza Municipal de Protección del Medio Urbano“, en sustitución de la antigua “Ordenanza de protección de la convivencia ciudadana y prevención de actuaciones antisociales”. Con ello Valladolid recupera la normalidad que disfrutan el resto de los casi 8000 ayuntamientos, en los que a nadie se le ha ocurrido que la vestimenta de los ciudadanos pudiera regularse mediante simples ordenanzas.

Ciclonudista 2015 Valladolid

Es ésta una victoria de gran importancia para el Naturismo, ya que se trata de una ciudad sin costa, lo que deja aún más claro, si cabe, los conceptos. Y es de gran importancia para la FEN, la Federación Española de Naturismo, que ha peleado durante años para conseguir este logro.

Tras la abolición de la figura de “escándalo público” (antiguos 431 y 432) y de la prohibición expresa de bañarse en desnudez (577.1) del Código Penal mediante Ley Orgánica 5/1988, suscitadas por la proposición 122/000046 del 17 de marzo de 1987, y tras la consiguiente eliminación de la Ley Orgánica de Costas (LO 22/1988) de su delegación a los ayuntamientos con la figura de “policía de la moralidad” (al ya no tenerla el estado no podía delegarla), quedó claro que los ayuntamientos carecían de potestad para regular la vestimenta. Y así lo confirmó la sentencia 289/1999 del Tribunal Superior de Valencia y la Defensora del Pueblo Vasco (33/2001 del 1 de Octubre). Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Federación Española de Naturismo

Original publication 27 marzo, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 29th March 2018

Europeos y americanos opinan sobre la desnudez y la sexualidad

Desde el arte del Renacimiento que representa a los humanos en su estado natural, hasta llenar las hojas de los titulares de las noticias, la desnudez está en todas partes. Las películas, los programas de televisión y los anuncios aprovechan la desnudez, pero los mismos cuerpos avergüenzan cuando se muestran en una configuración diferente.

Miramos asombrados al arte del desnudo y condenamos la exposición accidental de una celebridad, pero ¿por qué? ¿Qué hace que cada situación sea diferente? ¿Y cuándo la desnudez nos hace sentir más incómodos? Solicitamos a más de 1.000 europeos y estadounidenses que exploren sus percepciones personales y culturales sobre la desnudez. ¿Curioso quién es modesto y quién no tiene impedimentos? Continúe leyendo para averiguar. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Info Nudismo

Original publication 27/03/2018

Posted on NatCorn 28th March 2018

Byron’s nude beach gets stay of execution

Byron Shire Councillors voted at last Thursday’s meeting to continue a trial of changed conditions at the shire’s only official nude beach at Tyagarah but emphasised there was no guarantee the beach would remain clothing optional in the longer term

Enjoying a bit of fun in the sun are some naturists relaxing at the clothes-optional beach, Tyagarah.Jeff Dawson.
Enjoying a bit of fun in the sun are some naturists relaxing at the clothes-optional beach, Tyagarah.

A spokesperson for the local naturist group told public access that the current trial, which was originally slated for three months but has continued for five, had been a success in clearing out seamy sex abusers whose presence on the beach had increasingly riled beachgoers and local residents.

She called for the beach’s clothing optional status to be confirmed, following the erection of signage, daily police patrols and a range of initiatives by her group. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: echo.net

Original publication March 26, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 26th March 2018

Butt-naked swimmer braves freezing temperatures for his morning skinny dip
This bold swimmer braved the ‘beast from the east’ to go skinny dipping.

Launching himself into the bitterly cold sea, the swimmer took a stark naked paddle as the UK prepares for Storm Emma.

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Yikes!

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Source: Metro

Original publication 27 Feb 2018

Posted on NatCorn 9th March 2018

Mail carrier refuses to deliver mail inside nudist community

A nudist community in Florida is angry over a letter carrier’s refusal to deliver mail inside their gates.

Most of the mail is placed in mailboxes outside the gate at the Eden RV Resort in Hudson.

Residents say one carrier refuses to deliver packages inside the park, saying she’s offended by the naked lifestyle. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: 6abc

Original publication February 27, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 5th March 2018

Vlaamse internationaal vermaarde pianist veroordeeld voor opnames met camerabril in nudistenkamp
In Bordeaux is een Vlaming veroordeeld tot 5.000 euro boete nadat hij in een nudistenvakantiepark vrouwen had gefilmd. In Amerika is de man een ­gerenommeerde ­pianist en ­orkestleider. Kristof V.G. (45, foto links) zelf zegt dat er een vergissing in het spel moet zijn. “Ik ben al vier jaar niet meer in Frankrijk ­geweest.”

Terwijl zijn gezin een uitstapje maakt, koopt V.G. zichzelf een dagticketje voor het naturistisch vakantiepark. De feiten spelen zich af in de ­zomer van 2017 in La Jenny, ten westen van Bordeaux. In zijn bril zit een camera verstopt waarmee hij urenlang de vrouwen in het park filmt.

Kristof V.G. filmde met zijn bril urenlang vrouwen op een nudistencamping.RR/RR
Kristof V.G. filmde met zijn bril urenlang vrouwen op een nudistencamping.

“Hij liep vreemd rond, soms scannend, soms ging hij gericht achter anderen aan”, klonk het gisteren bij de rechter. Dat vreemde gedrag en de te grote bril op zijn neus trokken de aandacht van de nudisten en een badmeester. Ze spraken hem aan en vonden de camera. Op de beelden bleek dat hij één vrouw zelfs een hele tijd gevolgd had. Omdat ­anderen filmen op de camping verboden is, moest hij voor de rechter komen. De opnames heeft hij wel nooit openbaar gemaakt. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: nieuwsblad

Original publication 24/02/2018

Posted on NatCorn 4th March 2018