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‘We may be nudists, but we ain’t stupid’: Indian Hills Nudist Park deals with cold snap

With one of the longest and chilliest cold snaps in years taking hold across south Louisiana, everyone seems to be bundling up. Even nudists.

Indian Hills Nudist Park pool seen after snowfall on Dec. 8Indian Hills Nudist Park
Indian Hills Nudist Park pool seen after snowfall on Dec. 8

“We may be nudists, but we ain’t stupid,” said Travis David, who does maintenance work at the Indian Hills Nudist Park in Slidell — Louisiana’s only such attraction.

David was fully clothed — heavily clothed — from head to toe Tuesday, responding to calls about broken pipes from the prolonged freezing temperatures the roughly 50-acre park just west of Slidell has seen over the last few days. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Advocate

Original publication JAN 2, 2018

2 weeks ago

Blotebillenduik Twiske warm en druk! (filmpje)
Natuurlijk hebben wij elkaar klokslag twaalf vannacht een gelukkig nieuwjaar gewenst, maar eigenlijk begon 2018 pas echt vanmiddag om 14:00 uur.

De traditionele blotebillennieuwjaarsduik In het Baaiegat in ’t Twiske markeerde een genoeglijk fris begin van het jaar dat voor ons ligt.

 

Wij waren erbij, genoten ervan en zagen dat de opkomst weer groter was dan vorig jaar. Na afloop werd er geproost met glühwein, chocomelk en champagne. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: De Orkaan

Original publication 1 januari 2018

3 weeks ago

A Kiniki Experience With Holly – Before and After

I’m in Olon, Ecuador waiting for another walk along the beach. It hasn’t exactly been the sunniest time I’ve spent along the Pacific Ocean, so it is hard to tell at this point just how well my Kiniki [tan through] bathing attire will work out when I am on a public beach. I’ve written previously about the bathing suits I bought to replace my previous briefs that definitely didn’t allow any sun to colour the private areas.

Holly trying out the Kiniki bathing suit for the first time.
Holly trying out the Kiniki bathing suit for the first time.

Holly decided to get such a bathing suit for her use, which finally got a work out during a trip to Gambia in the recent past. She graciously provided me with an image of her bathing suit before use, and another post-use which is also included in this post. Now, the whole idea that we need to own such a bathing suit is beyond ridiculous. Since more than 99.99% of the population has either a male or female body [I’m not talking about gender identity which is a completely different matter] there is nothing to be seen that isn’t as common as a grain of sand when clothing is set aside. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Sky Clad Therapist – The Naked Psyche

Original publication DECEMBER 27, 2017

30th December 2017

Beautiful And Peaceful Loch Ailort

During my recent Scotland trip we had a day out. As lovely as it was around Glencoe, we decided to travel out to the most western part of mainland Britain. On the way we passed Loch Ailort. We still had the low cloud, but it looked so beautiful we had to turn around and find a place to park. With the tide out we had plenty of space to wander out and have a look around. Once away from the road it quite secluded, and incredibly peaceful.

Got the wellies on now as i wander about a bit.
Got the wellies on now as i wander about a bit.

My mate is used to me stripping off at times when out and about on our photography trips, so is fine with me taking time out to enjoy the freedom of being clothes free. The air was very still, the temperature mild, and with the secluded peacefulness of the area, i could not only get some photos, but have time to really take in the beauty of the place whilst nude.

I don’t think most people really understand why some of us love being naked in the great outdoors. Clothes are there to protect us when we need it, but the feeling of the air against the body, to feel like you’re a part of the natural environment. It’s our natural state, and a state i strongly believe we should be able to experience much more. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: My Naked Adventures

Original publication December 2, 2017

30th December 2017

A holiday mindset?

I’ve become convinced that, like a summer holiday, Christmas is a time when people can ‘let their guard down’ a bit.

Many women who would never contemplate going topless (or nude) at home will happily shed their bikini top, or more, when taken out of their usual habitat and routine. It’s a time to do things that are a bit ‘silly’.

The same goes for Christmas. Another, different, holiday period when people’s inhibitions are lowered. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: the sl naturist

Original publication December 24, 2017

29th December 2017

This Gold Coast nude blogger says she gets body shamed for being thin
Her body-positive Instagram feed hasn’t stopped the haters from hating.

There’s no arguing that we live in a social media world. And while we use Instagram as a platform for inspiration, motivation, and most importantly, to showcase the best version of ourselves, some people really have nothing better to do other than to find enjoyment in leaving nasty body-shaming comments on posts.

Instagram @thenudeblogger

Although you might be thinking body-shaming only applies to a particular group or size, The Nude Blogger, aka Jessa O’Brien, explained in a recent post that even she has endured body-shaming as a ‘thin’ person – calling out what she says is a ‘”double standard”.

The Gold Coast local has over 74,000 followers on Instagram, where her feed is, you guessed it, filled with images of her posing nude – in the ocean, doing cartwheels, at yoga, taking an outdoor shower, you name it. While it might not sound exactly PG-rated, O’Brien accompanies her snaps with captions that focus on self-esteem and acceptance. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Whimn

Original publication December 21, 2017

28th December 2017

There’s a Tribe of Modern Day Nudists in Australia
Stepping up to a mind-melting lookout, whipping your clothes off and letting your unmentionables dangle as freely as the day you were born. Welcome to the secret life of modern day nudists.

He never really understood the big fuss around nudity and never developed the awkward inhibitions that he reckons society places on us. “It’s no big deal in my eyes, we’ve all got the same parts and we’ve all seen it before!”

How It All Began

Like all good things, it started out as a bit of innocent fun. As a modern day Christmas gift for his fiancé, he snapped twelve shots of himself at Sydney’s most scenic locations, each with a common theme: only a birthday suit allowed. He turned the cheeky pics into a calendar, covered it in tinsel and made his partner’s Christmas that year.

For a giggle he also created the Get Naked Australia Instagram page. It would seem there are a few closet fans of naturism out there too, the page went viral and in a little over a year the page has grown to 216k followers and become one of our favourite social pages in the digi-sphere.

Initially it was just his friends joining the starkers party, but it quickly snowballed and now fun folk from the length and breadth of the country share their prized snaps with Brendan. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: We Are Explorers

Original publication 09/10/2017

28th 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

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

Send nudes, but consider who receives them
The nude: The image that can sexually liberate, but also lead to lots of trouble—and I admit my camera roll is full of them.

A Feb 2014 study by Pew Research Center found that 27 percent of smartphone users have received sexts, and 12 percent have sent them.

There’s something sexually freeing about posing nude for a photo.

Not only that, I find it helps me with body acceptance, and seeing the beauty of the human form.

The human body is really a piece of artwork — the smoothness of the skin, the curves and indents. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: vtcynic

Original publication December 18, 2017

20th December 2017

All shapes and sizes.

Right about now I could name the person who sent me an email expressing disquiet about larger sized, or more mature, naturists featured on these pages. Or even men. Or women with pubic hair.

The inference being that I should only post photos of your women who conform with the author’s vision of what is ‘attractive’, and managed to body shame the majority of the human race in just a few lines. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: the sl naturist

Original publication December 16, 2017

18th December 2017

Lukas Enjoying Winter Snow While Nude

Snow fell in the Netherlands allowing Lukas to experience winter that is a bit more like what I did more than a month ago. It is too cold now in Canada and I am currently in Peru before heading off to Ecuador where I hope not to experience any more snow, at least until Easter time when I am back in Canada.

Running barefoot in the freshly fallen snow.
Running barefoot in the freshly fallen snow.

When it snows with a temperature around -5 Celsius, it brings out the child in a man. And I, like Lukas here, take advantage of this magical time to play. I have made snow angels, shovelled snow, tried meditation, and going for short hikes in the countryside, especially if there are trees around to slow any passing breeze. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Sky Clad Therapist – The Naked Psyche

Original publication December 16, 2017

18th December 2017

Montana Melvin and Sandy Keeping it Simple

Melvin has been kind enough to share with me, and in turn with you, his second home, a mountain hide-away. I have often wondered about simplifying life with a retreat place where I could forget about being on edge about nudity while living in a community.

Home-away-from-home in the mountains
Home-away-from-home in the mountains

Of course, being off the grid means one leaves behind plumbing and modern conveniences. I have a similar camping shower for when we head out to the wilderness such as Sandy uses here. When we lived at my wife’s parental farm which we bought in the 70s. baths were taken in a square tub with the water heated on a wood stove. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Sky Clad Therapist – The Naked Psyche

Original publication DECEMBER 14, 2017

17th December 2017

La cara más divertida del invierno

También en invierno el nudismo es posible, al menos para algunas personas que parecen inmunes a las bajas temperaturas, o que acostumbradas a éstas no tienen ningún problema en bañarse en aguas gélidas, revolcarse en la nieve, hacer una marcha por la montaña, o incluso practicar algún deporte de invierno, todo ello naturalmente en completa desnudez. Esto y más muestran las 22 fotografías que componen esta exposición temporal de fotografías.

Nota: Haciendo clic sobre cualquiera de las fotografías puedes visualizarlas en sus tamaños originales, en modo “pase de diapositivas”. Read full original article…

Source: Info Nudismo

Original publication 14/12/2017

16th December 2017

Rula Lenska, 70, strips 100% naked for most outrageous shoot to date
ACRTRESS Rula Lenska has stripped starkers for a very revealing photoshoot.

The 70-year-old, who has appeared on Celebrity Big Brother, was seen fully undressed for a new campaign.

Rula was just one of the celebrities to strip for the Fishlove campaign, which hopes to end overfishing.

STRIPPING OFF: Rula Lenska has posed naked for Fishlove's new campaignFISHLOVE/JILLIAN EDELSTEIN
STRIPPING OFF: Rula Lenska has posed naked for Fishlove’s new campaign

The star was seen sitting on a stool as she covered her modesty with only a slippery fish.

Her assets peeked out from behind, however the sea creature just about covered her modesty. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Star

Original publication 11th December 2017

14th December 2017

7 Tips to Elevate Your Nude Selfie Game

Taking nude selfies is an act of erotic expression, and sharing them with a trustworthy partner can deepen your intimacy (plus make for tantalizing foreplay). Sadly, the joys of this pastime are often eclipsed by anxiety over photos being stolen or shared without consent. Considering the pervasive mixed messages about our bodies and sexuality, it’s no wonder that sexting has become such a fraught topic.

Ever since writing an advice book about sexting, I’ve been fascinated by the politics of this most modern of subjects. Taking a naked picture of yourself and sharing it is consensual adult sex; distributing such pictures without the subject’s consent or looking at them without their permission is abuse. As long as everyone involved enthusiastically consents at every step of the way, taking and share nude photos is one of the hottest things you can do. Read on for my expert tips at getting even more sext-ual pleasure out of nudes. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Allure

Original publication DECEMBER 7, 2017

13th December 2017

Fascinating Photos Of Europe’s Naked Hiking Culture (NSFW)

Roshan Adhihetty is a Swiss photographer who joined a group of nude hikers on their various hiking trips across Europe.

The series is called ‘Die Nacktwandere’, German for “the naked hike”. Shots feature tasteful depictions of average nature-lovers who simply prefer to hike naked.

While Adhihetty never actually joined the naked hikers in taking off his clothes to stroll the trail nude, his photos almost make us want to.

The nude treks took the crew over beautiful mountain tops in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Even though the hikers went without clothes, regular hiking gear like backpacks, walking poles, and packed lunches were still in order. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: So Bad So Good

11th December 2017

Small rural town of Eltham gets free nude photography workshop to promote better body image
A Wellington artist has received more than $3000 to get the women of a tiny rural town to pose in the nude.

Mandi Lynn has been given a grant by the South Taranaki Creative Communities scheme.

Photographer Mandi Lynn is bringing her nude photography workshop to Eltham, population 1941.KAROLINA STUS
Photographer Mandi Lynn is bringing her nude photography workshop to Eltham, population 1941.

She will use it to bring her raw semi-nude art to the Taranaki town of Eltham, population 1941, to promote positive body image among women.

Lynn said the two day workshop, which will take place in early January, was perfectly timed for those who have just made New Year’s resolutions.

“They’re going to thinking about their bodies and summer, bikini bodies,” she said. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Stuff

Original publication 4 December 2017

10th 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

Deep and crisp and even

The snow yesterday morning wasn’t quite as deep and crisp and even as the photos have, but we had a light dusting nonetheless.

With the children off at various extra-curricular school activities yesterday morning, we took ourselves off to the ‘beach’ that lies just beyond the fence at the end of our garden. I often take a walk, or jog, there with Jim, and I’ve written about sometimes squeezing in some naturist activity, as two friends do, on a ‘tracksuit kind of day’ ; going out for a jog in the hills in summer, finding some mountain stream, stripping off and cooling down in the water. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: the sl naturist

9th December 2017

Ballarat East Bowling Club gets cheeky with nude calendar

Ballarat East Bowling Club have come up with an unconventional fundraiser: a nude calendar featuring some of their best bowlers.

The calendar features members doing the usual club duties, such as mowing and updating the score board, while stark naked. Around 150 copies are being printed, featuring people between the ages of 21 and 86.

Baring all: Ballarat East Bowling Club sponsorship manager Catherine Phillips shows off their cheeky nude fundraising calendar, with proceeds going to refurbishing the top green.Luka Kauzlaric.
Baring all: Ballarat East Bowling Club sponsorship manager Catherine Phillips shows off their cheeky nude fundraising calendar, with proceeds going to refurbishing the top green.

Club sponsorship manager Catherine Phillips said there were some “raised eyebrows” initially, but members still agreed to strip off.

“We want people to recognise that bowls isn’t just an old person’s sport, we have great fun at the club and it’s a family atmosphere,” she said. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Courier

4th December 2017

Sport clubs strip NAKED for calendar – with HILARIOUS results
A PHOTOGRAPHER got sport clubs in a village to strip off for a naked calendar – and the pics are hilarious.

Stephanie Chapman produced the sport-themed Christmas calendar of the residents of her Kent village of Kings Hill near West Malling.

CHEEKY: People from Kings Hill, Kent, were snapped in the buffFlynet
CHEEKY: People from Kings Hill, Kent, were snapped in the buff

She created 12-months worth of nude snaps of the residents in a variety of sporty poses.

The hilarious pics include a women’s rugby club with their modesty saved by strategically placed balls and flags. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Star

23rd November 2017

Clothing Optional: What It’s Like To Be A Nudist

It is 1:33 a.m. on a Saturday night and I am at church. Or more precisely, I am standing on the roof of a Ukrainian cathedral in North Melbourne. “I can feel the wind through my pubes,” Jordan giggles from the other side of the domed structure. I glance over and see the hazy outline of his lanky body, backlit against the glittering panorama of the CBD.

QC Photography

Oh, did I forget to mention? We are butt naked.

This is how Jordan, a 21-year-old Bachelor of Science student, regularly spends his free evenings. He is vegan, an avid reader of Chuck Palahniuk and a nudist. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Viral Feels

23rd November 2017

Hiking the Appalachian trail in Vermont… as nature intended

Although the US has a fame for being a prude country, there are some local exceptions, and Vermont is one of them: there is no state law against public nudity (though there is one against disrobing in public :D) And with all those green mountains around (just think of the state’s name etymology), it’s a perfect destination for naturists!

My long-time pen pal Ed organizes an annual summer solstice naked hike in Vermont, and though I could never make it for this group hike itself, I went on the same route with Ed and another friend, Matt, just later in summer (mid-August).

The route includes a part of the famous Appalachian trail, so you’d expect a few fellow hikers, but it’s great to have the law on your side – just make sure to leave your car naked, and you don’t need to hide!-) Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Active Naturists

20th November 2017

‘I dare you’

A flurry of recent ‘My first time’ contributions got me thinking. Looking back over some of those posts, it’s clear that for many of us there’s an element of initial ‘dare’ about our first exposure in public. This doesn’t have to be a direct ‘I dare you’ approach, but can manifest itself in different ways.

The most recent ‘My first time’ contribution from Deborah suggests she didn’t want to appear prudish or embarrassed, and thus dove into the experience head first. My own naturist debut was a little bit similar.

Peer pressure.

So I made up a notecard which I distributed inworld to SL friends (who have identified as naturist in RL…some of my SL friends are only SL naturists) asking two simple questions. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: slnaturist

18th November 2017

Photographer takes pictures of naked – and beautiful – old women

Libby Magness Weisberg waits at her Cherry Hill condo in a plush pink bathrobe and animal-print slippers. In a few minutes, she will pose for photographer and artist Nancy Hellebrand — completely naked.

Weisberg is 90.

Photographer Nancy Hellebrand is creating nude photos of women’s bodies, often focusing on parts and small details.Tracie van Auken / for The Inquirer
Photographer Nancy Hellebrand is creating nude photos of women’s bodies, often focusing on parts and small details.

Her body bears witness to the progression of life, of carrying and breastfeeding three children, of age spots and wrinkles and sags, of hips that creak and shoulders that hunch, and all the other travails and indignities of getting old.

Some might call her body a battlefield. Hellebrand calls it beautiful.

“I love their wrinkles,” says Hellebrand, 73, tall and lean with a shock of wild gray hair and round, red glasses perched on her nose. “I love their skin, the way light is on their skin. It’s a different version of beautiful. In younger women, the skin is taut. In older women, the skin is the opposite of taut … and it has its own strength.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Inquirer

17th 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

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

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

Animal attraction! Edinburgh veterinary students strip off for VERY cheeky charity calendar (with only wildlife to protect their modesty)

A group of veterinary students have truly gone back to nature in a daring shoot that saw them strip off for a charity calendar.

The students who are all studying at The Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies bared all in a recent shoot that saw them pose alongside the animals they care for.

Many braved the bitter winds of the highlands in order to pose alongside wild cattle in the stunning shots When Vets Undress
Many braved the bitter winds of the highlands in order to pose alongside wild cattle in the stunning shots

The calendar released in time for the New Year is titled When Vets Undress and sees the students conceal their modesty by hiding behind alpacas and covering themselves with adorable puppies.

The photos were taken in some of Scotland’s most scenic locations with the brave vets facing the bitter winds of the highlands in order to capture the perfect photo. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mail

11th November 2017

The Digital Camera — Technology’s Gift to Naturists

To all the techno-geek engineers out there who over time created the capability for me to build a photo album of naturist memories without concern of what developers might see, who might find out, where copies might end up, and what might happen…..thank you! Thank you from the bottom of my gloriously nude heart. Because looking back on fond memories is one of my favorite pastimes. Nude memories can now be easily included in that.

I suppose the Polaroid provided the same capability many years earlier but on a much smaller scale and certainly with less fidelity. So, I’m not really counting that. But I did utilize a camcorder to provide the same purpose — documenting my new found nudist experiences.

In my younger years, I filmed many of my nude activities — really boring stuff really….cleaning, vacuuming, walking thru the house, my first foray into being nude outdoors, etc… It was just everyday life, but nude. I really enjoyed looking back on them later. It was like getting to step outside myself and get so me living as a naturist. Just going to and fro, nude. It wasn’t focused on seeing my penis and butt. It was about seeing my naturism. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naturist Thoughts

11th November 2017

Photo series captures naked bodies in all their glory to challenge the idea of being ‘normal’
Seriously, screw the pressure to be ‘normal’.

It’s all made up, anyway. Beauty standards are fleeting, arbitrary, and often impossible to reach.

And besides, if we were all ‘normal’, it’d be pretty boring. Our wonderfulness is in our difference.

That’s the message 22-year-old artist Francesc Planes hopes to explore in his photo series, The Normality Project.

Tess was called a ‘fatty’.FRANCESC PLANES / CATERS NEWS
Tess was called a ‘fatty’.

Francesc photographed people who have been bullied for the things that make them different – from a prosthetic eye to their weight – but have learned to embrace and love their bodies. He asked these people to strip naked for a joyful photoshoot that celebrates the things that aren’t ‘normal’, but are glorious anyway. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Metro

9th November 2017

‘How photographing naturists helped me to love my body’
Amelia Allen went from fashion to fully-naked, and here’s what she learnt.

When you think of naturists, you probably cringe in horror remembering the time you went skinny dipping after a few too many sangrias.

But as photographer Amelia Allen’s new book Naked Britain points out, naturism is something that’s happening in Britain right now; and though you might not think it, encompasses every shape, age, colour and career.

Amelia Allen

Here, she explains how shadowing British Naturism clubs for two years changed her perception of ‘beauty’, and helped her learn to love her body.

“I’ve been a fashion photographer for quite a few years”, she told Cosmopolitan UK. “And I spend a lot of time photographing what you would call ‘conventional beauty’ and ‘aesthetically pleasing models’ to promote clothes. I enjoy that industry; it’s fun and creative, but if you leave that bubble, you realise how warped it can make your perception of the human body. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Cosmopolitan

7th November 2017

Young Woman Finds Great-Great Grandmother’s Nude Photos From 1890
And People Are Freaking Out

Christmas is a time for family and festivities, but for one young woman, it was a time of great discovery.

A Tumblr user who goes by the name of “Gallusrostromegalus” on the site saw a picture online that poked fun at women today.

The photo was a meme and it joked that women back in the 1800s and 1900s were much more modest than women are now.

Flickr: simpleinsomnia

Once she saw it, she recalled one Christmas she’ll never forget. She happened to come across some revealing photos of her great-great-grandmother that were taken in 1890 couldn’t help but disagree with with

Naturally, the story was so funny, she had to post it online for others to enjoy — and boy did people respond to it! While people everywhere are tickled by her story, she didn’t share the original photos themselves — they may have just been too private! Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Little Things

2nd November 2017

Heroes of Naturism : Gerhard Riebicke

Gerhard Riebicke was a German photographer who photographed, amongst other things, the naturist movement of the 1920s/1930s, just before naturism entered its darkest hour, tainted by association, for a while, with the entire Nazi philosophy of young, energetic and Aryan.

While some of his choreographed nude photography has a dubious element of faintly echoing later, disturbing imagery of the Nazis (not, incidentally, photographed by Riebicke to my knowledge), we can marvel at his capturing of movement and shape. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: the sl naturist

2nd November 2017

Fotografía de desnudo
Nunca es tarde para iniciarse en la fotografía artística del cuerpo humano.

La larga tradición del desnudo en el arte nos ha dejado muchos genios, obras, polémicas y, por supuesto, fotografías. Desde los orígenes de la fotografía encontramos el desnudo artístico como tema. Ha servido para mostrar la belleza del cuerpo humano, pero, sobre todo, ha sido un vehículo para transmitir abstracciones, formas y universos personales (obsesiones, pasiones, fobias…).

Jesús León

La fotografía de desnudo, pues, ha sufrido muchas etapas pero siempre esta ahí. Por eso, es un género constante y presente y muchas veces tabú y que cohibe a muchos fotógrafos que les atrae pero que no lo llevan a cabo. Pero nunca es tarde para iniciarse, así que vamos a desglosar algunos consejos y vamos a conocer a algunos autores para quien quiera sumergirse en ese maravilloso mapa que es el cuerpo humano con todo lo que conlleva y puede representar. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Info Nudismo

18th October 2017

These candid nude portraits of men are fighting body shaming in the LGBT community
Hook-up culture generally is pretty shallow.

Apps are designed to be a kind of internet-shopping-dating-experience, where you go by looks rather than personality. You’ve only got a few seconds to lure someone in before they swipe left. Looks are what make people give you a chance to explain yourself.

trystpic/Instagram

And all dating apps have an element of ‘looks first’ about them, it’s an attitude especially endemic in the LGBTQ community. Apps like Grindr and Scruff are often unforgiving and prone to body-shaming. Men list what they don’t want in their bios – ‘no fats, no hairy, no old’ are not uncommon. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Metro

17th October 2017

This Is Me Having My Naked Body Painted In NYC At Age 60
The day was not about individual bodies: It was a celebration of art, togetherness, and the beauty of creativity and bravery.

As I stood in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in New York City, all I could see in every direction were artists, models, and swarms of photographers. Today, though, was so much more than an average flashy New York event. The artists, you see, were not pulling out regular cans and tubes of paint, and the models were not donning fancy clothes — on the contrary, the streets were filled with people taking their clothes off.

April Anderson for Art As Air

Today, in the middle of the bustling city, was the annual BodyPainting Day NYC, and for the first time ever, I was ready to join the fun.

April Anderson for Art As Air

I stood in line for body-painting artist Yvett Darcie, who asked me “Give me three words to describe yourself.” I was nervous to remove my clothes and allow myself to be vulnerable enough to let my body be a canvas for her creativity. The thought of being 60-years-old and naked in the streets of New York City with my aging body made me hesitate, but I also wondered how this experience might change and empower me. Over the past year, I have learned that change never happens in the comfort zone, so I looked at Yvett and answered “A Warrior Goddess” as I started to remove my clothes. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Medium

9th October 2017

Sharing my naturist lifestyle
Santana is back with another story about her life. This time she’ll be talking about reactions from her loved ones, after they found out that she started the naturist lifestyle and the way that she shares that with the world. Enjoy reading her story, I found a nice quote online which describes her story pretty good.

As you all have seen already, Harmen and I take a lot of pictures of our naturist lifestyle. We share these photos with friends and family but with other naturists aswell. We do this to promote naturism and to show how nice it is to be a naturist.

Unfortunately this isn’t accepted by everyone. Especially by some of my friends and family. Because Harmen is naturist for a big part of his life, most people that are close to him don’t ask questions about why he does what he does. Me however, am new to this naturist lifestyle and some of my friends and family are having troubles seeing me live this lifestyle. It’s hard for them to accept it, especially that I share nude pictures of myself with the world. My ” best ” friend gave up on our friendship when she found out that I was naturist and made pictures of it. She didn’t want to be confronted with it and was afraid my pictures would be used for other things. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Bare Thoughts

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