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Europeans take off their trousers for annual ‘No Pants Subway Ride’
Organisers say there is “no agenda for the event apart from a desire to make others laugh and smile.”

People in cities across Europe took off their trousers in public on Sunday for the annual ‘No Pants Subway Ride.’

The 17th edition of the worldwide trouserless train ride has seen events organised in European cities including Copenhagen, Prague, Zurich, Lisbon, London and Berlin.

Alltagshelden Schweiz

Hundreds of people had signed up to join the events in Europe, pledging to take off their trousers en masse while travelling on the underground. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: euronews

Original publication 07/01/2018

2 days ago

BBC wildlife host Kate Humble strips off for skinny dip in freezing lake
Kate, 49, bared all as she took to being at one with nature for new series Off The Beaten Track, filmed in Wales

BBC presenter Kate Humble sheds her clothes to go skinny dipping in scenes watched by millions of TV viewers.

The Londoner, 49, displayed her bare backside as she plunged into a freezing lake while travelling around Wales for her new BBC2 series Off The Beaten Track.

Kate Humble bares her backside in BBC2 series Off The Beaten TrackBBC
Kate Humble bares her backside in BBC2 series Off The Beaten Track

Kate said she wanted to see if she was “brave enough to immerse herself” in the world of artist Natasha Brooks, who regularly swims naked.

Describing her nude dip, she said: “There’s that middle bit where it creeps over your thigh.
“I can’t speak because it’s so cold.”

The Springwatch host has previously revealed her fondness for sunbathing naked in her French holiday home and claims she once danced naked in the desert with her husband. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Sun

Original publication 4th January 2018

2 weeks ago

Take a ‘Nakation’ on International Skinny Dip Day, July 14

The American Association for Nude Recreation has officially designated the second Saturday in July as International Skinny Dip Day.

Google Images

Skinny-dipping, a tradition as old as mankind and frequently shown in art and movies, celebrates the joy of plunging into water without the hindrance of clothing. To celebrate this rite of summer, the association declared July 14 as the day when everyone can free themselves of clothes and inhibitions by taking a dip au natural in their backyard pool, a secluded spot on a river or lake, at a sanctioned nude beach or at one of the association’s 200 clubs and resorts throughout the U.S., Canada and internationally.

International Skinny Dip Day serves as the culminating event during National Nude Recreation Week, an annual celebration for individuals and families to visit clothing-optional clubs for a “Nakation.” Events throughout the week at the association’s locations include open houses, dance parties, sports tournaments, chili cook-offs, “bare buns” fun runs, health screenings and art shows. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: TribLive

Original publication Jan. 2, 2018

2 weeks ago

Nudist festival: ‘You’re going back to that freedom’
The president of a nudist group says she hopes more people will consider naturism and join their annual festival which begins today in Wellington.

The New Zealand Naturist Federation expects about 130 people to show up to its 66th national festival in Te Marua which runs for a week.

The New Zealand Naturist Federation expects about 130 people to show up to its 66th national festival which runs for a weeksylv1rob1/123RF
The New Zealand Naturist Federation expects about 130 people to show up to its 66th national festival which runs for a week

Its president Donna Miller said going nude has physical benefits such as absorbing vitamin D without the barrier of clothes.

“It relieves stress and it also [goes] back to when you were a child, when you would run around without clothes and without a care in the world,” she said.

“You’re going back to that freedom … before so-called responsibilities and interactments came in and it’s a great way to be. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: RNZ

Original publication 28 December 2017

31st December 2017

Artist Claudia Sahuquillo Hopes To Normalise Nudity, One Brush Stroke At A Time
#SkinIsTheNewCanvas

Artist Claudia Sahuquillo uses naked bodies as canvases to paint beautiful works of art and, in doing so, hopes to normalise nudity.

Sahuquillo paints patterns including eyes, feathers and flowers on people’s bodies in bright bursts of colour.

Much of her work focuses on painting across women’s bare breasts, which enables her to share her work on social media without it being removed.

The body painter, from Barcelona, shares most of her work on Instagram using the hashtag #skinisthenewcanvas. The unique subject has gained her more than 50,000 followers. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Huffington Post

Original publication 02/08/2017

28th December 2017

Don’t strip down too far at Coast beaches

TWO years ago, the dream of many nudists was expected to come true – an official clothing optional beach on the Fraser Coast.

NO IFS OR BUTTS: Plans to open a legal nude beach at Dundowran have been shut down by the government.Thinkstock
NO IFS OR BUTTS: Plans to open a legal nude beach at Dundowran have been shut down by the government.

It seemed possible until the Queensland Government shut down a petition started by Poona man John Hart to introduce a legal nudist beach at Dundowran in 2015.

A decision to make the “nude beach” legal has not come to light despite the popular Fraser Coast beach already declared an “unofficial nude beach”. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Fraser Coast Chronicle

Original publication 20th Dec 2017

23rd December 2017

AI Technology Designed To Catch Sex Offenders Confuses Deserts For Nude Images

Over the past year, we have seen a boom in artificial intelligent (AII) technology. From the good (choosing viable IVF embryos) to the bad (designing inspirational posters) to the strange (coming up with quaint – sometimes rude – British place names), its success has been a bit of a mixed bag.

The latest news in the world of AI comes from London, UK, where the city’s Metropolitan Police have announced plans to use artificial intelligence to scan electronic devices for images of child abuse. They say the technology should be ready for use within “two to three years”.

As of right now, however, there is just one small hiccup – the software mistakes desert landscapes for nude photographs. Presumably, it’s because of the color. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: IFL science

Original publication 19 Dec 2017

21st December 2017

Foreign tourists post nude images taken in Sri Lanka

Foreign tourists have posted nude images taken in Sri Lanka, some in public places despite the strong Buddhist culture followed in the country.

Instagram/GetnakedSriLanka

Nudity in public is not allowed in Sri Lanka and there have been instances where tourists have been arrested in the past for being nude in public.

The Daily Star reported that this year has seen a surge in the popularity of ditching clothes on holiday, with a number of Instagram pages dedicated to getting people’s kit off. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: menafn

Original publication 12/16/2017

21st December 2017

Brittas Bay among top beaches for naturists
But others use beauty spot for lewd sex acts

BRITTAS BAY is one of the top beaches in Ireland for naturists to bare all according to a new survey.

According to a UK study Irish beaches are top of the class when it comes to naturism and Brittas Bay is in the top five nudist beaches in the country.

Naturists enjoying the fine weather at Brittas Bay
Naturists enjoying the fine weather at Brittas Bay

The Silver Strand in Barna, Co. Galway and Corballis in North County Dublin also make it into the top five.

Brittas Bay is said to be one of the best naturist beaches on the east coast and is very popular with nudists.

The main beach is clothes only and attracts campers and caravans at the weekend and during peak holiday season. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Wicklow People

Original publication 20 December 2017

20th December 2017

People in Tonbridge can no longer sunbathe naked in their garden
The new rules have been described as ‘unreasonable’

New powers have been brought in to stop people in Tonbridge sunbathing naked in their garden.

Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council (TMBC) has issued Community Protection Notices (CPN) to put in place “unreasonable” bans on being naked in your own home or garden.

Orders like the CPN issued by TMBC could leave you liable for a £1,000 fine if you decided to sunbathe nude in your own gardenBen Stansall/AFP/Getty Images
Orders like the CPN issued by TMBC could leave you liable for a £1,000 fine if you decided to sunbathe nude in your own garden

CPNs give local authorities power to issue written notices banning individuals from doing things which could have a “detrimental effect” on the quality of life of their neighbours.

The council has issued two CPNs. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Kentlive

Original publication 12 DEC 2017

17th December 2017

“Get Naked Goulburn! Summer is probably the only time you can shed your clothes “
An unexpected view

Rocky Hill means many things for many people. It not only represents our past conflict and community resilience but today it is a beacon for commuters or a place for residents to wind down and appreciate home.

Instagram photo via Get Naked Australia's Instagram account.
Instagram photo via Get Naked Australia’s Instagram account.

However on Monday, Rocky Hill had a different image.

Those around the lookout might have spotted two naked women looking over Goulburn. You might be reading this and wondering why two women with no clothing would choose to look over the city with their arms waving in the air. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Goulburn Post

Original publication December 13, 2017

16th December 2017

Dating site user who lost his wife was conned out of £50,000 by fake naturist he met online
Moira Etchells pretended she needed the money to set up a business

A Llanelli woman pretended to be a naturist to get alongside a retired businessman and con him out of £50,000, a judge has been told.

Moira Etchells, aged 45, pretended she needed the money to set up a business artificially inseminating cows and trimming horses hooves.

The victim paid for his date to fly to Alicante where she joined him in his jacuzzi but, to his surprise, would not take off her swimming costume
The victim paid for his date to fly to Alicante where she joined him in his jacuzzi but, to his surprise, would not take off her swimming costume

But she simply treated herself to a new £35,000 Land Rover and banked the rest.

Etchells, of John Street, admitted fraud. She was jailed for 18 months, suspended for two years.

Craig Jones, prosecuting, told Swansea Crown Court how businessman Ian Chatting-Tonks retired to Spain after a successful business career in the motor trade.

But his wife died and he searched for a new partner. He was a keen naturist and joined Naturistfriends.com, where he saw a profile posted by Etchells. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Wales Online

Original publication 12 Dec 2017

16th December 2017

Irish villagers complain Viagra plant fumes have men and dogs walking around with ‘hard-ons’
RESIDENTS of a tiny Irish village where Viagra is manufactured have complained that fumes from a nearby factory have been giving them a hard time.

Pharmaceutical firm Pfizer have produced the erectile dysfunction drug in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork for the last two decades.

The rural village of Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, has been the site of a Viagra plant for 20 yearsiStock
The rural village of Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, has been the site of a Viagra plant for 20 years

Villagers claim that Ringaskiddy’s proximity to the plant and its “love fumes” has been giving local men – and even their canine friends – enormous sexual powers. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Irish Post

Original publication December 4, 2017

13th December 2017

Naked calendar BANNED for shocking reason
A CHEEKY charity calendar has been banned and subjected to a cyber attack after upsetting officials.

You may have heard of the notorious naked Warwick Rowers charity calendar before.

Each year a group of uni sportsmen strip off and pose for saucy snaps to raise money for a good cause.

But the lads’ nude antics have not been welcomed in Russia.

NUDE AMBITION: The naked Warwick Rowers have not been welcomed in RussiaPH
NUDE AMBITION: The naked Warwick Rowers have not been welcomed in Russia

The Rowers have been flogging their naked calendars to raise money for LGBT charities, gaining thousands of gay fans worldwide in the process.

But this year Warwick Rowers has been banned in Russia, with the calendars being rejected by Russian customs and sent back to Britain. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Star

Original publication 4 December 2017

9th December 2017

Banners, brollies and bare-bums – Nelson’s Christmas decorations revealed

A 13-metre wilding pine and banners featuring Nelson summer scenes, including barbecuing and skinny dipping, have heralded the Christmas season.

Pohutukawa banners adorn trees lining Trafalgar St, while beneath the cathedral on the Church Steps the giant wilding pine is poised for decorations.

The decorations have been a community effort, with local artists and volunteers involved. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nelson Mail

Original publication 1 December 2017

8th December 2017

This is the Weirdest Press Release We’ve Gotten All Week
Hint: it involves nudists.

As you can imagine, as the editors of a publication that reports on the best of our fair city, we get a lot of hot news tips in our inbox. Publicists will reach out to let us know about cool restaurant openings, entrepreneurs will share info about their startups and big brands will send over their fall lookbooks, all in hopes of coverage for print or here online. Most of the time, these emails help us do our job, inspiring stories and assignments and keeping us in the loop about what’s going on in the city. (Keep it up, you sweet things.)

But other times, we’ll take a nice big sip of hot coffee, open a press release and do a spit-take—this morning, for example, when we received a note from a mysterious American PR company. The subject line? “Why Nudists’ Favorite Kitchen Aid is the Slow Cooker.”

At first, we thought we might be reading a release from the beloved appliance brand KitchenAid, but upon further reading, this was very much not the case. Rather, it was a dispatch from the publicist of the American Association for Nude Recreation, sent from Kissimmee, Florida (presumably where national headquaters is located? Scared to Google it in case IT takes our computers away). Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Vancouver Magazine

Original publication 29 November 2017

8th December 2017

Nude beachgoers behaving better, say police

Tweed-Byron police say that they have seen a reduction in antisocial behavior since Byron Shire Council erected signage at Tyagarah clothing-optional beach a month ago.

Attendees at Byron’s inaugural Nude Olympics on Saturday, October 7, ‘blowing the whistle on sexual assault.’Supplied
Attendees at Byron’s inaugural Nude Olympics on Saturday, October 7, ‘blowing the whistle on sexual assault.’

To celebrate, the Byron Naturists group will hold a sports and social day on the beach this coming Sunday, December 3, weather permitting.

Chief Inspector Luke Arthurs told Echonetdaily that police had ramped up patrols of the beach following the installation of the signage on November 3, and it appeared to be having dividends. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: echo.net

Original publication 1 December 2017

7th December 2017

Survey Says 14% of Canadians Willing to Bare it All

The results of the survey on Canadians’ experience and attitudes toward nudity and naturism is now available.

Identifying the size of the movement has always been challenging. While it is easy to count members of associations and visitors to naturist facilities, that represents only a small portion of participants. That question was first answered through a 1999 survey.

To update the data, determine trends, and reaffirm the original conclusions, a new survey was commissioned. The Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN), the Fédération Québécoise de naturisme (FQN) and Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park used an Ipsos panel to ask a similar but more in depth set of questions. The survey was designed, implemented and interpreted by Mark Wilkins Communications.

The results show that interest in naturism is up from 1999. For example, 14% indicated they would go to a nude beach or a naturist resort. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN)

5th December 2017

Festival Nudista Zipolite

In one of those delightful quirks of SL (and SLN), I’ve been working on a new series of posts which is provisionally titled ‘Around the World in 80 Nudes’. I’ll be trying to capture the essence of naturism around the globe in 2018, and work has already commenced on the series, sourcing locations, finding SL locations that can be used as backdrops to real life, and mixing and matching real and second life photos regarding naturism around the globe as we commence 2018.

During this research I discovered Zipolite Beach, apparently Mexico’s only naturist beach. And better than that, they’re having a naturist festival at the beginning of February, 2018. There appears to be a website regarding it… Continued…Read full original article…

Source: the sl naturist

3rd December 2017

Man arrested after posing nude on Utah bridge

A man is under arrest after police say he was caught posing nude for a woman photographing him on a Utah bridge.

The couple apparently decided to take advantage of unseasonably warm temperatures and stage a photo shoot on a railroad bridge near Mountain Green on Wednesday afternoon, the Standard-Examiner reports.

Union Pacific railroad workers noticed the couple and called police because they thought they were fishing off the bridge. When Morgan County sheriff’s deputies arrived, they discovered the man was posing for the woman.

The man was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass and lewdness. The woman was cited for criminal trespass. Police say the couple is from Layton, but their names were not immediately released. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: KSL

1st December 2017

Uncensored nude dating show causes a stir after hitting Kiwi screens

A reality TV dating show with full-frontal nudity has proven to be a turn off for some Kiwi viewers.

TVNZ confirmed the broadcaster has received complaints about UK series Naked Attraction, which sees potential love interests introduced by gradually stripping bare in completely uncensored footage.

Season one of the show has joined TVNZ 2’s Friday night line-up, with the first episode featuring an average of five penises and two vaginas every minute, according to the Daily Mail.

A TVNZ spokeswoman said the show was unlike anything screened on TVNZ 2 before.

“We feel that Naked Attraction is revealing and made to be entertaining. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: New Zealand Herald

29th November 2017

OPINION: ‘Open letter to the mayor and councillors’
I must query their claim of representing the ‘majority who ruled against the nudist beach’

I see from local newspapers that the five holy men and other ‘concerned citizens’ have saved the Lower South Coast from ‘moral and social decay’ and also saved thousands of litres of water due to busloads of naturists that will not be visiting during December.

While this win-win result is highly commendable, I must query their claim of representing the ‘majority who ruled against the nudist beach’ because these holy men speak TO their congregations and not FOR them. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: South Coast Herald

27th November 2017

This is what happened when a painted woman walked through a shopping centre totally naked
Jen Seidel is a professional body painter.

Her YouTube channel consists of videos that, unsurprisingly, showcase bodypainting. Either emulating famous costumes, roles, or common situations.

Recently, she’s tapped into the trend of bodypainting people to appear they are wearing clothes, when actually they are walking around naked.

JEN THE BODY PAINTER/YOUTUBE

Except for maybe an accessory to help pass off the illusion.

Her latest video was also in this vein. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Independent

27th November 2017

Investigan la tala “salvaje” de árboles en el merendero de la playa de Vera
La asociación de vecinos Veraplayazul, que califica el hecho de “hachazo a la convivencia” culpa al Ayuntamiento de permitir el corte de pinos y el destrozo del patrimonio natural del municipio así como de un punto de encuentro de la ciudadanía.

La asociación de vecinos Veraplayazul ha denunciado que una tala salvaje ha destrozado el merendero de la playa de Vera. Un espacio que formaba parte de su patrimonio natural y cultural pues acogía, frente a un conocido hotel, la única pinada de su litoral y era un punto de encuentro y de convivencia en actos festivos como el Día de la Vieja.

Añaden los vecinos que la constructora de una finca colindante “no sólo ha arremetido contra los pinos” que se asientan en su terreno sino que “ha roto la valla del merendero para comenzar el hachazo por los que acogía el espacio vecinal”, siempre abierto al disfrute del público. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nudonaturismo

26th November 2017

El desnudo en el arte: Miguel Andrés Yecla.

Tanto las performances como las videoinstalaciones son exponentes artísticos que se inician con el siglo XX. Son muestras de un arte conceptual que fusiona componentes procedentes de diversas artes y replantea su mensaje en un nuevo formato. Para la performance, con elementos procedentes del teatro y la danza, la acción plástica tiene lugar en el cuerpo del artista, o a través del mismo, en un episodio limitado temporalmente. Las videoinstalaciones, menos efímeras, suponen el uso de las nuevas técnicas audivisuales y de una cinematografía experimental para transmitirnos esa experiencia artística. En algunas ocasiones se centra en el cuerpo y puede casi visionarse como una performance que perdura en el tiempo. Ambas técnicas artísticas se ven de un modo muy próximo en la obra del artista Miguel Andrés Yecla (Murcia, España, 1982).

La fotografías anteriores representan instantes de varias de sus performances. Para hacernos una idea de su significado reproduzco un video en el que este artista comenta el making-of de uno de sus montajes que aúna varios trabajos previos con el título UNTITLED Exhibition(ism): Continued…Read full original article…

Source: migueldesnudo

23rd November 2017

Cornwall’s bathing waters score a 100 per cent pass rate against tougher new standards

All of Cornwall’s beaches have made the grade against tough bathing water quality standards, according to figures published by the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs.

Gyllyngvase Beach, which has been rated excellent for its water quality
Gyllyngvase Beach, which has been rated excellent for its water quality

Of the 142 designated bathing waters assessed in Devon and Cornwall just three in Devon have been rated as ‘poor’ under new standards introduced in 2015, which are twice as tough as in previous years.

In Falmouth, Gyllyngvase and Swanpool were rated excellent with Maenporth coming in as good while Church Cove, Coverack, Kennack Sands, Poldhu, Polurrian Cove, Porthleven and Praa Sands were also all rated as excellent. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Falmouth Packet

21st November 2017

Why hockey players in Australia are going nude
“This calendar, as part of the work we are doing at The Perth Pythons, is our contribution to making hockey a more inclusive sport,” a hockey player said.

Lending its strong support to the LGBT community and to discourage homophobic slurs in sport, The Perth Python men’s hockey team in Australia just did the unthinkable – shed all their clothes on the field for a calendar photoshoot.

Perth Pythons Hockey Club

“Growing up, I would hear a lot of homophobic slurs thrown around the hockey field.

“I wasn’t able to stand up for others or myself because I was too scared of being rejected by my teammates,” the watoday.com quoted Perth hockey player Reid Smith as saying. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: ZeeNews

20th November 2017

Findings against nudist beach

Mkwebane’s findings follow an investigation on whether Ray Nkonyeni Council followed the correct procedures­ before approving the KZN Naturists Association’s application to make Mpenjati Beach a nudist beach.

Many issues were raised regarding the decision, which led to Mkwebane investigating and giving a report on the proceedings in terms of its constitution.

Areshni PerumalMembers of Concerned Citizens of Ray Nkonyeni Municipality Executive (from left) Pastor Ivan Naidoo, Pastor William Zongwana, Reverend Mike Effanga, Pastor JD Naidoo and Pastor Reggie John.
Areshni PerumalMembers of Concerned Citizens of Ray Nkonyeni Municipality Executive (from left) Pastor Ivan Naidoo, Pastor William Zongwana, Reverend Mike Effanga, Pastor JD Naidoo and Pastor Reggie John.

According to the report RNM did not follow the required procedures. The council just approved the request before making an application to the Department of Environmental Affairs and KwaZulu-Natal Ezemvelo, as required by law.

The report clarifies that municipal by-laws are amended and adopted through a formal process in terms of the Local Government Systems Act.32 of 2000. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: News24

19th November 2017

A Parisian gym let people train nude
You always wanted to train in your birthday suit? Head to Paris.

A Parisian gym is trying something new: letting naturists use their facilities a few nights a week.

The gym is located in the 12th arrondissement, in the same building as the pool Roger Le Gall, which also opens to naturists in the evening. According to a Reddit forum, the customer are friendly and mostly male aged between 20 and 70 years old. Woman are also welcome, but there are very few.

The gym is open Monday to Friday, between 9 and 11PM. Some evening are reserved for members of the Paris Naturists Association. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: SBS

18th November 2017

Cancer survivors in their 70s strip off for naked charity calendar!
The regulars at the Plough Inn in Tetney have all had treatment for cancer or other serious medical conditions and are raising funds for St Andrew’s Hospice

Hats off to a group of cancer survivors who have done the Full Monty by becoming pin up Calendar Guys for a hospice charity.

With an average age of 73 years the pub regulars are making every day count by stripping off for a 2018 calendar.

Regulars at the Plough Inn, Tetney, who have bared all for a special calendar to raise funds for the St. Andrew's Hospice. Pictured are, from left, Roly Plaskitt, Rod Wraith, George Taylor, Theresa Crowe, Hospice representative, Dave Clark, Chuck Turner, Dave Matthews and Pete Wraith.
Regulars at the Plough Inn, Tetney, who have bared all for a special calendar to raise funds for the St. Andrew’s Hospice. Pictured are, from left, Roly Plaskitt, Rod Wraith, George Taylor, Theresa Crowe, Hospice representative, Dave Clark, Chuck Turner, Dave Matthews and Pete Wraith.

The boys from The Plough in Tetney, Lincolnshire were all inspired to raise money for St Andrew’s Hospice, Grimsby after they underwent treatment for cancer and other medical conditions.

The liberated Lincolnshire lads hope to emulate the success of the Yorkshire WI team who inspired Calendar Girls and go on to make their own movie. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Grimsby Telegraph

17th November 2017

Nudity in pool locker rooms: natural or offensive?
Roland Bérard has been using Brossard’s indoor pool for 30 years.

It never occurred to the 67-year-old healing facilitator and former engineer that it was inappropriate to take all his clothes off in the locker room to shower and change.

But the South Shore municipality informed swimmers in its November newsletter that nudity is forbidden in changing rooms.

“I’m all for respect," says Roland Bérard, pictured outside the complex that houses the Antoine-Brossard pool, "but when I’m taking my shower, I don’t want to wear my bathing suit.”John Mahoney / Montreal Gazette
“I’m all for respect,” says Roland Bérard, pictured outside the complex that houses the Antoine-Brossard pool, “but when I’m taking my shower, I don’t want to wear my bathing suit.”

“The city would like to remind users of the public pools that in the changing rooms, they must be clothed, covered up or use the cubicles or toilets,” aquatic supervisor Dominique Lavigne wrote in an email to Bérard after he sent a query about the new rules.

Locker-room etiquette will get even more complicated two years from now, when Brossard opens a new aquatic centre with a universal changing room, rather than separate ones for men and women. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Montreal Gazette

16th November 2017

La prohibición del nudismo se suaviza y se queda solo para las playas urbanas

Desde ayer (8/11/2017) está en vigor la nueva ordenanza de uso y disfrute de las playas de Cuevas del Almanzora que incluye algunas normas como la prohibición de la práctica del nudismo es las playas consideradas urbanas.

Playa de Quitapellejos, Cuevas de Almanzora, Almería.
Playa de Quitapellejos, Cuevas de Almanzora, Almería.

Tras el proceso de alegaciones y el paso por el Pleno para su aprobación definitiva, el texto propuesto inicialmente se ha “suavizado” levemente para permitir la práctica nudista en las playas clasificadas como naturales sin protección especial, ya que en la ordenanza aprobada inicialmente se consideraba textil todo el litoral del municipio. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nudonaturismo

16th November 2017

The End of Lake Willoughby’s Nude Beach?
Draft Ordinance Headed for Westmore Town Meeting in March

WESTMORE — It’s a little too cold now for swimming – with or without a bathing suit.

But the Westmore Select Board is not done with its consideration of banning nude sunbathing come next beach season at popular Lake Willoughby’s Southwest Cove.

That beach, secluded and accessed by a walk through the woods and down a set of stone steps, has been a clothing-optional beach for decades.

Amy Ash Nixon
Richard Goddard of Newport, at the clothing optional beach at the Southwest Cove of Lake Willoughby, looks over a copy of the draft ordinance on public indecency presented at the Westmore Selectboard meeting in early October

Every so often, controversy over the nude beach bubbles up, and that happened this past summer, with allegations coming to the town’s selectmen over women being bullied by naked sunbathing men.

Those allegations led the board recently to meet with the town attorney to consider a draft public indecency ordinance for the Town of Westmore that would put an end to the clothing-optional beach enjoyed by the naturists – the term naked sunbathers prefer. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Caledonian Record

15th November 2017

Riding BAREBACK: Female jockeys strip with whips for VERY saucy calendar
FEMALE jockeys have stripped off and left just their helmets on as they pose for a cheeky charity calendar.

The riders are pictured on horseback and in front of a racecourse for the sultry photoshoot.

In one shot, the women pose with riding whips and crowd into a tub.

In another, the girls tap each other’s backsides as they gaze into the camera in nothing but their jerseys.

ATHLETES: The women are all talented point-to-point ridersDavid Simpson
ATHLETES: The women are all talented point-to-point riders[/caption]

The shoot was organised by group leader and jockey Leanda Tickle and carried out in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire.

The models featured are point-to-point riders, jockeys who race over fences with hunting horses.

From around 1,000 images shot on three separate photoshoots, three were chosen to form the Big Reveal 2018 calendar. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Star

15th November 2017

Public protector rules on nudist beach

Nudists in KwaZulu-Natal are due to lodge a fresh application for the designation of a nudist beach outside Margate‚ on the lower South Coast.

Ray Nkonyeni municipality received both kudos and condemnation when it designated part of the Mpenjati Estuary as a nudist-friendly beach.iStock
Ray Nkonyeni municipality received both kudos and condemnation when it designated part of the Mpenjati Estuary as a nudist-friendly beach.

This comes after the public protector set aside‚ on technical grounds‚ the decision by the Ray Nkonyeni municipality (then known as Hibiscus Coast) to grant permission for a secluded section of the coast to be turned into a nudist beach.

In 2016‚ the municipality received both kudos and condemnation when it designated part of the Mpenjati Estuary as a nudist-friendly beach. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Times

14th November 2017

Facebook asks users for nude photos in project to combat revenge porn
In Australia pilot effort, company will ‘hash’ images, converting them into digital fingerprints that prevent any other attempts to upload the same pictures

Facebook is asking users to send the company their nude photos in an effort to tackle revenge porn, in an attempt to give some control back to victims of this type of abuse.

Facebook is working with an Australian government agency to pilot the technology.Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Facebook is working with an Australian government agency to pilot the technology.

Individuals who have shared intimate, nude or sexual images with partners and are worried that the partner (or ex-partner) might distribute them without their consent can use Messenger to send the images to be “hashed”. This means that the company converts the image into a unique digital fingerprint that can be used to identify and block any attempts to re-upload that same image.

Facebook is piloting the technology in Australia in partnership with a government agency headed up by the e-safety commissioner, Julia Inman Grant, who told ABC it would allow victims of “image-based abuse” to take action before pictures were posted to Facebook, Instagram or Messenger. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Guardian

14th November 2017

Someone tried to sell Sia’s nudes, Sia leaks them herself
The singer posted the image on Twitter with the caption ‘Everyday is Christmas!’

Sia has one-upped a website selling her creepy, long distance lens nudes by posting them herself on Twitter. The photo, which was shot without her consent or knowledge, was for sale on a website charging to unpixelate the image. The watermark for paparazzi agency FameFlyNet is visible on the image.

Not wanting to let anyone make money off non-consensual images of her nude body, Sia, famously protective of her image and privacy, posted the image herself on Twitter with the caption: “Someone is apparently trying to sell naked photos of me to my fans. Save your money, here it is for free. Everyday is Christmas!” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Dazed

13th November 2017

South Coast nudist beach plan scrapped
Durban: The public protector has ruled against the proposed South Coast nudist beach, much to the relief of the Concerned Citizens Group which opposed it.

The outcome of the probe into whether the Ray Nkonyeni (formerly Hibiscus Coast) Municipality should have approved an application for nudists on Mpenjati Beach, was announced by the group in Marburg on Monday.

In this file picture, Trafalgar residents who were against the nudist beach stroll on the contested piece of coastline.Bongani Mbatha
In this file picture, Trafalgar residents who were against the nudist beach stroll on the contested piece of coastline.

This was at a meeting with community members on behalf of whom the group had lodged the complaint to prevent the 500m stretch of beach near Trafalgar becoming South Africa’s second official nudist resort.

The group’s Reverend Mike Effanga later told The Mercury that the final report was hand-delivered to him on Friday. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: IOL

12th November 2017

Activists behind a rejected 45-foot statue of a naked woman in D.C. have a new plan: A 26-foot digital artwork of a naked woman.

The activists had wanted to place a 45-foot statue of a nude women on prime land on the Mall. They said it would be a symbol of feminine strength and power, a sign that women should never feel ashamed in their bodies.

Activists hope to display this 26-foot-tall image as part of an annual festival later this month on the Mall.Women of Catharsis
Activists hope to display this 26-foot-tall image as part of an annual festival later this month on the Mall.

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Source: The Washington Post

10th November 2017

Food in the nude: Paris gets its first naked restaurant
The restaurant is appropriately named O’naturel and can be found on rue de Gravelle in the 12th arrondissement.

And it’s opening to the public on Friday, after what the managers considered to be a successful soft opening on Thursday, reported Le Parisien newspaper.

Woman with Jelly CandyDepositphotos
Woman with Jelly Candy

“Tonight, we only had the members of the Paris Naturist Association. They’ve supported us from the beginning, and we reserved our first soirée for them,” restaurant manager Mike and Stephane Saada told the paper. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Local, France

7th November 2017