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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 2 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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.

Yikes!LNP
Yikes!

Paragraph text Continued…Read full original article…

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

Deje que vaya desnudo. Cuadernos de Derecho Local

A raíz del incremento de los ataques contra la libertad de expresión hacia los Naturistas por parte de algunos ayuntamientos, y de la asombrosa calificación por parte del Tribunal Supremo español del Naturismo como “no-ideología”, desde el movimiento Naturista venimos pidiendo a profesionales del derecho y a juristas de reconocido prestigio que se pronuncien. Y lo están haciendo.

En el 15º aniversario de la prestigiosa revista de derecho local de la Fundación Democracia y Gobierno Local Cuadernos de Derecho Local, número 45 de octubre de 2017, se publica un extenso estudio de 44 páginas titulado “«Deje que vaya desnudo». Regulación de las prácticas nudistas por los entes locales españoles”, firmado por Darío Badules Iglesias.

Cuadernos de Derecho Local cuenta con un Consejo Científico de mucho peso, con ex-magistrados del TC como Manuel Aragón Reyes, Javier Delgado, Pablo García Manzano y Juan Antonio Xiol, más otros muchos del TS, amén de un montón de profesores de universidades variadas. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Federación Española de Naturismo

Original publication 25 febrero, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 1st March 2018

Britain’s oldest poppy seller who survived Auschwitz honoured with his own special pins
Royal British Legion bosses have given the special pins to celebrate Ron Jones turning 100

Britain’s oldest poppy seller who survived Auschwitz has now been honoured with his own commemorative pins.

Royal British Legion bosses have given the special pins to celebrate Ron Jones turning 100.

Ron is Britain's oldest poppy seller, aged 100WALES NEWS SERVICE
Ron is Britain’s oldest poppy seller, aged 100

Former prisoner of war Ron, will sign each pack himself before they go on sale ahead of this year’s Poppy Appeal.

Each pack contains a pin from 1914 to 1918 to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War and to celebrate Ron’s birthday. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mirror

Original publication 11 FEB 2018

Posted on NatCorn 21st February 2018

Mackay man starts push for region’s first nude beach

A FORMER aircraft engineer and warrant officer proudly wore an air force uniform for 22 years, now he wants to swap it for — nothing.

Hay Point resident Ned Kelly (not the bushranger) wants to gauge interest in establishing a nude beach near his home.

Ned Kelly wants to made a Hay Point beach a naturist hangout a few hours a day.Troy Kippen
Ned Kelly wants to made a Hay Point beach a naturist hangout a few hours a day.

Mr Kelly denies ever being a naturist, but since moving to Hay Point about six months ago the sea change has him thinking about some personal changes too.

“I was walking around the unit here with no clothes on feeling quite comfortable,” Mr Kelly said.

“And I started wandering if there was a nude beach in the area.”

Not finding one, he decided that he would start his own. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mercury

Original publication 31st January 2018

Posted on NatCorn 10th February 2018

San Pedro del Pinatar ignora al Defensor del Pueblo y mantiene la prohibición del nudismo en sus playas

Ciudadanos denunció ayer que el Ayuntamiento de San Pedro del Pinatar “ha vuelto a ignorar al Defensor del Pueblo y sigue hoy sin responder a su requerimiento de que se pronuncie sobre nuestras propuestas para eliminar la prohibición expresa del nudismo de su Ordenanza de Playas”.

El Defensor del Pueblo ha desautorizado la prohibición del nudismo impuesta por el Ayuntamiento de San Pedro en sus playasDIARIO 16
El Defensor del Pueblo ha desautorizado la prohibición del nudismo impuesta por el Ayuntamiento de San Pedro en sus playas

El portavoz local, José Luis Ros, considera que la actitud del equipo de Gobierno del PP para con la institución que preside Francisco Fernández Marugán “es desleal y ante todo, una falta de respeto, porque no hay mayor desprecio que la indiferencia, el famoso no hacer aprecio de nuestro refranero. Y se hace más dolorosa cuando se hace con una de las instituciones más respetadas de nuestra Democracia”. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Diario de la Manga

Original publication 25/01/2018

Posted on NatCorn 8th February 2018

Man Files Complaint About “Excessive Nudity” In Men’s Locker Room
“I don’t think it’s right that these men make it so uncomfortable for others with their nudity.”

A Canadian man is complaining about what he describes as “excessive nudity” in the men’s changing room at his local public pool.

Norm Waddell goes to the Cowichan Aquatic Centre in Duncan, British Columbia, for physiotherapy. He told staff the men’s locker room is packed with elderly men letting it all hang free. Waddell admits they’re not doing anything illegal, but insists the lockers are for public use and everyone should feel comfortable in them.

“I don’t think it’s right that these men make it so uncomfortable for others with their nudity,” he said. “I have a son who is not comfortable with it either. There are separate cubicals and shower stalls in the change rooms so these men should be made to use them.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Logo newnownext

Original publication 1/23/2018

Posted on NatCorn 2nd February 2018

Alma: el amanecer de una nueva asociación naturista
El grupo de naturistas de AAN-Alma son la primera asociación naturista en Portugal que está presidida por una mujer. De los 9 miembros de la nueva junta directiva de la AAN, 5 son mujeres y de los 12 socios que formaron la Asociación la mitad son mujeres.

La AAN – Asociación Alma Naturista fue constituida por 12 poseedores del Carnet Naturista Internacional, emitidos por la FPN -Federación Portuguesa de Naturismo. El pasado 22 de octubre de 2017 realizó su Asamblea constituyente con la presencia de 8 asociados. El 3 de noviembre, 3 de los 12 asociados están presentes en la RNPC a través de la Asociación para formalizar su legalización y publicación de los respectivos estatutos. El 11 de noviembre realizó la primera Asamblea General, con la participación de 10 asociados, donde fueron elegidos sus directivos. El 13 de noviembre solicitó su adhesión a la FPN – Federación Portuguesa de Naturismo. La AAN – Asociación Alma Naturista tiene su sede en el municipio de Almada.

Los objetivos de la nueva asociación

La asociación tiene como objetivos promover, difundir y desarrollar la práctica del naturismo de acuerdo con la definición de INF-Internacional Naturista Federación a través del deporte, actividades recreativas, ecológicas, holísticas y preferiblemente en armonía con la naturaleza, sea en ambiente de desnudez o de no desnudez, contribuyendo al desarrollo físico, mental y espiritual de sus miembros con el fin de promover la autoestima, el respeto por los demás y el medio ambiente, la tolerancia y la libertad individual. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Info Nudismo

Original publication 20/01/2018

Posted on NatCorn 23rd January 2018

Flashback: Tarrant County nudists threw caution, clothing to the wind

Like to walk around in your birthday suit? Worry about getting enough Vitamin D? The 1930s had a great option for you: nudist colonies. In 1933 a group of more than fifty prominent Forth Worth young people formed their own nudist colony in the woods on the edge of town. Why?

The headline and subhead of an October 27, 1933 article
The headline and subhead of an October 27, 1933 article

Simple: They wanted to “engage in their hobbies of psychology, astrology and nature, and a general pursuit of health.” Far from a salacious affair, the colony genuinely just wanted to hang out, exercise together, and take a lot of “sun baths.” The people who originally formed the colony included married and unmarried couples, their children, some “stags” and “single maidens.” To keep it all on the up and up they even hired a “physical instructor” who was educated about the “pitfalls” and “assets” of nudism. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Dallas News

Posted on NatCorn 21st January 2018

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

16th January 2018

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

6th January 2018

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.

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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

5th January 2018

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