Quality of life

A nudist’s guide to body confidence

“The lady sat next to me was knitting a scarf, naked, except for flip flops and the guy on the other side was reading the newspaper, totally nude,” says Jane Baker, describing a scene of apparent domestic bliss. Jane, 52, who has been part of the naturist community for over two years, is one of a growing number of Britons who have taken to a starker way of life.

Jane Baker has been a member of the naturism community since 2016Jane Baker
Jane Baker has been a member of the naturism community since 2016

Indeed it seems nudity is having something of a moment, with British Naturism, the UK’s official organisation, noting a sudden increase in membership for the first time in 15 years. With 8,900 members – up from 8,300 last year – we appear to be edging towards the ‘nude not crude’ way of thinking.

More of us are waving goodbye to textile environments—the term used to describe our restrictive, clothed world by those in the know—and embracing our natural state. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Telegraph

Original publication 7 November 2018

Posted on NatCorn 3 days ago

A few words about why…

Let’s just get this out of the way in the beginning. I’m fat. There I said it. I. AM. FAT. So many people have in their heads that people who enjoy being naked socially are those that are bronzed, in shape and beautiful. As far as the bronzed thing goes well, sometimes yes and sometimes no. Are there people that never miss a day in the gym involved in social nudism? Absolutely. But quite honestly, the percentage of those people are the same as you would find anywhere at any time.

Beyond this point
Beyond this point

In addition, however, there are also MANY people who are considered the “average body” or even the body types that are outside the preconceived norm that are the body beautiful, because they are being unabashedly and honestly themselves. I use average body in quotations as that is a stereotype that we have been sold for years and years through advertising and, well, this isn’t a story about that.

So, why in the world do I enjoy just being naked? There are many reasons, but for now I will just give you a few. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Finding Finneas

Original publication OCTOBER 10, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 16th October 2018

Debunking the Myths About Nudism

Recreational and social nudism has been a part of the public sphere for a while now, and heading into the new decade, more individuals are dipping their toe into the waters of nudist life and activities.

Some millennials have began embracing nudism out of pure curiosity, and to become members of a group that has been spreading body positivity for straight, gay, trans and non-binary folks alike.

Nudism is more popular in areas that have access to the ocean, like Florida and California. For midwesterners, clubs may be the only option. In Chicago, there are a few clubs that allow nudity.Graphic made by Zac Wright.
Nudism is more popular in areas that have access to the ocean, like Florida and California. For midwesterners, clubs may be the only option. In Chicago, there are a few clubs that allow nudity.

Inclusion has always been a part of the naturist experience. It has been a core tenet of these groups since their inception, and the friendliness you’ll come to find from these people creates a welcoming, non-critical environment that appeals to the young and old. Steve*, co-founder of the Chicagoland Fun Club puts it this way: “It’s an extremely accepting environment, it’s a great place for you to be yourself. When there are no clothes, there are no judgements or predispositions… It’s a great melting pot of all different types of people you can imagine,” Steve said. With the mindset that no one is perfect, people within the nudist lifestyle acknowledge that and embrace their differences.

Steve’s wife Katie, who helped found the club, said the rise of younger people adopting the lifestyle isn’t surprising to her. “I think we have more younger people because millennials tend to be more accepting of people and their differences. I think there is a lot more hang-up from older generations, where it takes time and age for you stop caring as much,” Katie said. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Torch

Original publication OCTOBER 5, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 12th October 2018

Nudist exposes the truth of unique lifestyle

NATURISM, or nudism, is a lifestyle choice the majority of people do not understand or see the appeal for. But for those who do, it is an enlightening experience they couldn’t live without.

CLOTHES OPTIONAL: Jenni Parry shares her nudism journey with Matt Collins.
CLOTHES OPTIONAL: Jenni Parry shares her nudism journey with Matt Collins.

In their coffee chat, Jenni Parry shares with Matt Collins her nudist journey, including why she initially started taking off her clothes in public and what her children think about her nude ways.

Listen to the full podcast with nudist, Jenni Parry here… Continued…Read full original article…

Source: South Burnett Times

Original publication 28th Sep 2018

Posted on NatCorn 11th October 2018

I Let My Toddler Run Around Naked & I’m Not Sorry

My children spend most of their lives naked as little jay birds. I’m pretty sure our property has been unofficially designated a nudist colony. This past summer, I don’t think my daughter had clothes on when we weren’t leaving the house. But even beyond our borders, my kids have never had any qualms about “putting themselves out there.” Now that they’re getting a little bit older, I try to teach them the importance of “time and place,” but when they were toddlers? Ha. I let my toddlers run around naked in public and I’m not sorry.

Look, it’s not like I defiantly march them nude into libraries and grocery stores to make some sort of body positive, political statement. I don’t look at signs that say “no shirt, no shoes, no service” and, in protest, encourage my kids to disrobe. If we leave the house we put on clothes. But they regularly failed to grasp the concept of which body parts are supposed to be hidden from public view and which are fair game. They’d run out of a public bathroom with their underwear around their ankles (or, when they were younger, remove their diapers all together). My daughter had an inexplicable habit of lifting her shirt or dress above her head everywhere and anywhere for no discernible reason. It’s not that I’d let these things go unchecked — I would casually put an end to their random acts of streaking — I just didn’t get flustered or bent out of shape about it. I’d usually chuckle, snap a picture (because what is parenting if not a decades long blackmail scheme?) and tell them it was time to put their clothes back on. This casual approach is very much intentional. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Romper

Original publication 18 September 2018

Posted on NatCorn 1st October 2018

A Skinny Dipping Story

I spent a couple of days up in Cairns last week and after hiking up Glacier Rock, I decided to take a dip in Stoney Creek. I wandered all the way up the creek, as far as I could get, which was only a couple hundred metres but it was far enough away from people that I could skinny dip without too many people coming across me! There was a little cascade at the end and it was real pretty and super peaceful.

The water started getting cold so I got dressed again and that’s when 2 older women arrived. I later found out that they were 60 and 70 year old sisters who frequented the area, in particular, this spot.

The elder sister approached me and said “I dont want to offend you love but we’ve come here to go skinny dipping.” My eyes lit up and I laughed, telling them they’d run into the right person!

We all went skinny dipping together and got talking. The 70 year old woman was telling me that she grew up in the 60s and 70s and she started skinny dipping and getting naked in nature when she was in her 20s and has been doing it ever since! She explained that it was completely normal at that time and it’s just what everybody did. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Get Naked Australia

Original publication 6 September 2018

Posted on NatCorn 24th September 2018

¿Por qué no vivimos en un mundo perfecto (desnudo)?

Tiempo de confesión: viviría desnudo las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana, si pudiera, y sospecho que no estoy solo en este aspecto. Odio la ropa. Bloquean la luz del sol, el aire y la mayor parte del cuerpo por el sentido del tacto. Son irritantes, candentes y, en ocasiones, tienen ganas de comer, por no mencionar costosos y mucho trabajo que mantener. ¿Cuánto tiempo se desperdicia lavar, secar y doblar la ropa interior? ¿Cuánta agua, para ese asunto? Creo que hay muchos miles, posiblemente millones de personas, que irían sin ropa si se les diese la oportunidad.

El clima frío y las quemaduras solares a un lado, la ropa no parece ser muy útil. Algunas personas argumentan que es necesario para el adorno, para hacer que nos destaquemos, pero las joyas, la pintura corporal, las perforaciones y los tatuajes también se pueden utilizar para acentuar el cuerpo y expresar la propia individualidad. En todo caso, una sociedad libre de tabúes corporales permite mayores posibilidades de moda. ¿Imagine un atuendo del futuro, hecho sin las restricciones impuestas por la vergüenza? En cuanto a mí, el cuerpo desnudo es infinitamente más hermoso. La evolución nos ha estado diseñando durante millones de años. A través de un proceso de selección sexual, hemos estado decidiendo las cualidades que encontramos más atractivas en hombres y mujeres. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Info Nudismo

Original publication 30/08/2018

Posted on NatCorn 20th September 2018

An indecent proposal: I got engaged on a nudist retreat!
Our love knows no bounds… and no clothes!

Rachel Allen, 28, shares her real life story;

I dashed around my room, running through my mental checklist one last time.

Passport, sun cream, a book to read by the pool… I didn’t need much more than that.

Where I was off to, I could pack light.

Nigels indecent proposal was a complete shock.Take 5
Nigels indecent proposal was a complete shock.

Very light.

And, with the beep of my taxi arriving to take me to the airport, I was good to go.

I’d never been to the Greek island of Rhodes before.

On arrival, I was ushered into a welcome meeting at my resort with fellow holiday makers.

Immediately, one bloke caught my attention. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Now To Love

Original publication AUG 21, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 13th September 2018

My name is Mark Thomas and I am a nudist

I think I might be turning into a nudist. It is ever so liberating. The cool air rushing over every part of your body. Uninhibited by clothes. As naked as the day I was born.

Englishman in Dubrovnik
Englishman in Dubrovnik

Yes, August is upon us and I am melting. This has to be my least favourite month in the year. The sun is just punishing, the crowds frustrating, the traffic disastrous and the heat at night unbearable. Who would go on holiday in August? Maybe only to Finland or Siberia.

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it, once said the writer Russell Baker. Well Mr. Baker I am not really liking it at the moment. It seems strange an Englishman moaning about having too much good weather but I am really missing rain. I have never been one for lying on the beach. It seems a wholly pointless exercise. Maybe I have some Asian blood in my family tree. For the Japanese rubbing your body with sun cream and then frying in the sun is simply off limits. They hide, rather sensibly, behind umbrellas and flowing white clothes and do their best to stay in the shade. Now that is a clever nation. I would prefer to spend a day under the air-conditioning than a day under the sun on the beach. And there lies the problem. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Dubrovnik Times

Original publication Aug 11, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 7th September 2018

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

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

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

London Road Allotments in IpswichADAM HOWETT
London Road Allotments in Ipswich

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

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

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

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

“It’s definitely not for me.

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

Source: Ipswich Star

Original publication 10 August 2018

Posted on NatCorn 6th September 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Hawaii News Now

Original publication August 3rd 2018

Posted on NatCorn 31st August 2018

Fui a la primera discoteca nudista de París
Recomiendo a todo el mundo que vaya desnudo a una discoteca, siempre y cuando el resto de gente también vaya desnuda, claro.

Tras varios años intentando averiguar dónde encajo yo en el mundo queer, parece que por fin he empezado a reafirmar mi relación con mi cuerpo, mi género y mi sexualidad. Para poner a prueba mi nivel de autoconfianza, el siguiente paso no podía ser otro que ir en pelotas a una discoteca llena de desconocidos también en pelotas.

Lucie Etchebers pour Vice

A principios de este mes se organizó en Francia la primera noche de juerga nudista en Point Ephémère, un centro de usos múltiples de París. El evento se llamaba 222-32, que es el código que utiliza la justicia francesa para tipificar el delito de exhibicionismo público. El concepto me parecía intrigante no solo por el elemento de la desnudez colectiva.

Sentía curiosidad por ver qué ocurría con las normas sociales en un espacio con personas desnudas y bebiendo. Los organizadores ya anunciaban que estaba “estrictamente prohibido cualquier comportamiento de naturaleza sexual”. ¿Serviría esa medida para hacer que la gente se sintiera más liberada o provocaría que nos cohibiéramos más de lo normal? Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Vice

Original publication jul. 27 2018,

Posted on NatCorn 25th August 2018

Thinking about Nudism? Here’s how to get started.
Nudism is on the rise. And with many of the benefits clear, it’s easy to see why. But how do you start? Is it as simple as taking off your clothes? Well, in some ways, yes, but there is a little more to it. Today, we tell you how you may make stripping off just that little bit easier.

When first considering the change you may rightly ask what is so good about it? And a quick google will usually end up bombarding you with words like ‘freedom’, emotive epithets and ‘spiritual’ aphorisms.

Now, this is all well and good but doesn’t really separate nudism from any other self-defining pursuit. But therein lies the crux, nudism is inherently self-defining.

Nudism can be an adventure or just your day to day.
Nudism can be an adventure or just your day to day.

When its just you, free of any clothes, labels of presuppositions, there is not really anything left to hide. And without waxing lyrical on ‘be who you are’, there is little other opportunity for such a direct way to do so.

But with it comes trepidation, will I be judged? Is it legal? Where can I do it safely? Are there benefits?

The first thing to realise is that nudism is not simply about being naked, it’s about embracing life whilst in the buff. And this may feel very different, even pressured. Are you supposed to suddenly feel enlightened?

Or is this a misconception? Continued…Read full original article…

Source: A Naked Girl

Original publication July 25, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 20th August 2018

Toples Si o Toples No

Pasó el huracán cáncer y a su paso quedan las marcas de la victoria, esas señales que explican tu vida y te van a acompañar siempre. Tardamos en aceptar ese nuevo yo ante el espejo, y hay quien nunca lo consigue del todo. Si me planto ante el espejo y observo las cicatrices me estremezco, si recuerdo cada operación, cada vez que he cruzado la puerta que conduce a esa fría sala, cada despedida dejando al otro lado del pasillo a quien más te quiere… si recuerdo todo eso mi corazón se resiente, pero si me centro en la victoria, en que estas heridas no son más que VIDA, eso me llena de fuerza y de ganas.

Os sorprenderá la foto, o quizás no…

Primero ansié que llegara el día en que pudiera tatuarme el pezón, pero al final ves que llega el verano y aún no es posible, y si os soy sincera con tanta cicatriz por el dorsal ancho y con el implante de piel de la espalda no sé yo si será peor el remedio que la enfermedad.

Lo cierto es que yo había hecho toples siempre, no por lucir pecho que siempre he tenido muy poco y no me ha importado nada, más bien al contrario, lo que me gusta es la sensación de libertad y de sentirte cómoda, de nadar sin que nada te oprima…

Hasta que llegó el cáncer y entre otras muchas cosas se llevó esa sensación de libertad. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: El Crep Demi Vida

Original publication Jul 22, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 18th August 2018

Naked Before God – Just As We Are

I have a friend, Allen, who I met a number of years ago at the NOOK, an online social network. For a number of years we have exchanged emails as well as the occasional interaction at the NOOK. I find it interesting that those who become friends at various social media sites soon find a way to enlarge the connection via other media.

“one will never have to say, when one draws one’s last breath, there was never a time when I felt alive.”
“one will never have to say, when one draws one’s last breath, there was never a time when I felt alive.”

Sometimes, as Allen pointed out to me, the plumbing of the depths of the other happens over time simply through reading blog posts. Since I write a lot, others can get to know me better through my words, especially when they are read over time. Time has a way of exposing the core of who one is. As a result, our friendship over time has become stronger. When I felt it was time, I asked Allen to allow me to bring some of his images and words here. Because he has learned to trust me, he agreed. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Sky Clad Therapist – The Naked Psyche

Original publication JULY 21, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 14th August 2018

The benefits of sleeping naked

Depending on whose statistics you believe, about 10 to 25 percent of the world population sleeps in the nude. That’s not much. Of course we can understand that if you’re an eskimo living in an iglo or a nomad sleeping on the floor of a tent in the desert at temperatures going well below zero that you may perfer to put some socks on, but other than that, why on earth would you chose to wear clothes in bed? And yet, more than three fourth of the world population prefers to do so.

We’ll let you into a little secret here… wait for it… YES! We sleep naked!

Since long before we became nudists, or better, since we started to consider ourselves nudists we have chosen the option to sleep in the buff. We never actually gave it a lot of thought really, it always felt natural. Pyjama pants just got stuck in our butts, causing annoying wake-ups in the middle of the night involving pulling and squeezing and turning and meanwhile waking up our partner who was not particularly happy with the sudden energy in the bed either.

At least, that’s how we imagine that things would go, we sleep naked since way before we met each other and here’s why you should too. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naked Wanderings

Original publication December 7, 2017

Posted on NatCorn 12th August 2018

Cleaning up Australian Naturism

Instagram recently added a new feature to it’s platform which allows people to ask questions to their audience and gain responses. Initial thoughts were that this was a pretty cool new feature! The first day it was out, I posted a “sticker” which allowed people to “Ask me a Question”. I was excited to see what was going to be asked and I was eager to answer. However, the responses were appalling. It was disheartening to see the types of questions people decided to ask. Some examples include, ” I have an erection right now, what will you do with it”, “I want to see naked girls”, “Why can’t you post frontal nudes, I want to see”. Ridiculous right? For a brief moment I thought about wiping the account because I just couldn’t deal with the shit anymore. Was it really worth it?

There are new accounts popping up every day claiming to be ‘body positive’ and a portrayal of ‘true naturism’ yet feature only young, slim, attractive females bent over in sexually submissive poses. What has happened to the huge positive movement online using the naked in nature theme to promote body positivity and naturism that gained so much media attention last year? It has been hijacked. Hijacked by the perverts, the sexually entitled, the swingers and the scum of the earth. The Get Naked Australia page has been as strong as ever, but these people are using what we’ve started for their own perversion and pleasure. We’ve seen this in how many dropkicks message the females who have contributed to our page or request to follow them. They send dick pics, they ask for nudes, they even request sex as if they are somehow entitled to it because they posted a nude photo online. What started out as a really positive thing still remains but our following is being over run by perverts. Sorry if this offends you, but surprise surprise its consistently the middle aged males who are the culprits. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Get Naked Australia

Original publication JUL 15, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 6th August 2018

Scarred women refuse to cover up for beach saying: “Don’t dare tell us we’re not bikini beautiful”
Scars and abuse have not held back these six women, who have shared their extraordinary stories of self-acceptance and proudly posed in swimwear together

With this heatwave kickstarting summer, many of us will be ­frantically trying to tone our ­wobbly bits and slapping on the fake tan, ready to slip into that bikini.

But for some it is an almost impossible prospect.

(L-R) Michelle, Kizzy, Isabella, Sylvia, Corinne and Raiche aren't held back by the scars they once hatedDaily Mirror
(L-R) Michelle, Kizzy, Isabella, Sylvia, Corinne and Raiche aren’t held back by the scars they once hated

Sylvia Mac has spent the last 45 years desperately covering herself up, after suffering severe third and fourth-degree burns during a ­childhood accident.

Now 49, she says the relentless, hurtful comments and stares from strangers left her considering suicide.

“I didn’t realise how bad my mental health was, I thought this was just a physical thing,” she says. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mirror

Original publication 15 JUL 2018

Posted on NatCorn 5th August 2018

When Is A Naturist Not A Naturist?
When He’s A Single Male Naturist Struggling To Integrate With The Community

I’ve grown up with nudity all of my life and have considered myself to be a naturist for the best part of my cognitive years. Spending a large part of my youth in mainland Europe, I was exposed to a more liberal and less prudish approach to nudity than I have experienced in the UK. When I was old enough to do so, I joined the Central Council for British Naturism (CCBN) and its affiliated group Young British Naturists or YBN. I had always been told how welcoming and kind the naturist community was, so was excited to start attending the local monthly swim.

Unfortunately, no other members of the YBN came to my local swim, and as a single male, the more elderly couples viewed me with scepticism and cynicism; however, after we had conversed over a quick steam many had began to accept me. I went as often as I could so that I would become a familiar face, and while more and more people started to recognise and engage with me, due to the significant age difference, there was very little that I had in common with them other than naturism and never felt truly welcome there.

I enjoyed the freedom that being naked afforded me. It felt natural. I never once saw nudity in this context as sexual. It was liberating and comfortable for me. However, as I got older, insecurities struck and I had zero body confidence. Women consistently judged me, men routinely mocked me, ironically the only place that I never felt judged was in the naked community of British Naturism. I never questioned their motivations, never thought for one second that I was being judged for the number of moles I had on my body, my lack of muscularity, the size of my penis, or sexual prowess; as far as I’m aware everyone that I’ve met since joining British Naturism has lived up to this expectation, whereas a significant number of people I’ve met and grew close to outside of the community, have let me down over and over again. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Getting Dad Fit

Original publication Jul 8, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 4th August 2018

Near Paris, will open the amusement park for nudists
…To celebrate the international Day of naturism July 14, and at the same time to escape from the heat.

Amusement Park Adventures LAN in Magny-on-Vexin (55 km from Paris) where there are a variety of attractions, including trampolines and a mini Golf course, and fountains, where you can swim, allocated one day for nudists, Sunday 1 July, confirming the reputation of France as a tourist the most advanced country for naturists. According to AFP, every year France attracts around four million fans of nudist rest.

The management of the Park notes that some of the rides is possible only in shorts or underwear for security purposes.

“We used to think that it is better not to show too much. But the policy pursued by the mayor of Paris, socialist Anne Hidalgo views (Anne Hidalgo) proves that times have changed,” — said the head of the Paris group nudists Cedric Amato (Amato Cedric). He estimated the number of nudists in the region of 88 thousand people. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Bobr Times

Original publication June 30, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 28th July 2018

Mountain Air Ranch Lays Bare the Benefits, Challenges of a Nudism Club

Chuck’s parents weren’t sure how to introduce him and his younger brother to their lifestyle choice. But as the boys got older, they decided it was time to take them to Mountain Air Ranch, Colorado’s family-friendly nudist club that was then almost thirty years old.

Members often compete in friendly, fun-in-the-sun games.MarTographe
Members often compete in friendly, fun-in-the-sun games.
The swimming pool slide is particularly fun without a swimsuit.Gary G.,/Mountain Air Ranch
The swimming pool slide is particularly fun without a swimsuit.

“Everybody thinks that seeing your mom and dad naked for the first time is a total shock. For a twelve-year-old kid, maybe,” says Chuck, recalling his first visit to the club in 1962. “But I love this place. It either works for you or it doesn’t.” And it works for Chuck, who’s considered the ranch his home away from home since he returned from serving in the Vietnam War. (He, like many regulars at Mountain Air Ranch, gave only his first name for this piece.) Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Westword

Original publication JULY 10, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 26th July 2018

Tea tree lakes nude bathing case thrown out of court

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Echo.Net

Original publication July 9, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 24th July 2018

OOH LA LA Inside the French nudist colony where nude sunbathers cycle, shop and even take the kids out for the day
Arnaoutchot is an enormous 45-hectare campsite-village, complete with chalets, cottages, bars and fine dining … and lots and lots of naked Germans

WHEN you arrive at this community for a holiday, you leave ALL fabrics at the gate.

For the Arnaoutchot naturist colony in south western France is one of the only ones to be completely “textile free” – not a string thong in sight.

According to a survey by nudism lobbyists France 4 naturist, 63 per cent were couples and 23 per cent were families with children.

But only 14 per cent of adherents are younger than 40 years old.

Yet the holiday village’s director of the colony in Vielle-Saint-Girons, Jean-Philippe Pavie, told Lexpress.fr: “In recent years, we have a new generation of people coming in.

“Young couples with or without children who have an average age between 30 and 45 years, for whom naturism is a new experience.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Sun

Original publication 7th July 2018

Posted on NatCorn 23rd July 2018

A semi-secret nudist colony in North Van is having an open house tomorrow

On Saturday July 7th, 2018th the VanTan Nudist Club will be holding an open house.

If you’ve never heard of them before, you’re not alone. The club operates quietly, despite being the oldest club of their kind in all of Canada.

VanTan is conveniently tucked away on the North Shore
VanTan is conveniently tucked away on the North Shore

They describe themselves as a “family friendly naturist club” and are affiliated with the American Association of Nude Recreation.

The reason for the open house is that the club is seeking new members. As a sort-of-co-op they’re actually owned by their members.

As you would expect they operate off the grid on a 3 hectare property, complete with composting toilets and solar power. A wood fired sauna awaits your nakedness. Heck, there’s probably naked people in it right now as you read this. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Vancouver is Awesome

Original publication July 6, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 22nd July 2018

Sun’s out, buns out: Nude Recreation Week, International Skinny Dip Day returns

If there is any time to consider going nude in public, it’s during the sweltering Phoenix summer.

If you’re ready to or curious about baring it all, consider heading to the clothing optional resort Shangri La Ranch in New River during Nude Recreation Week, July 8-15. Hosted by the American Association for Nude Recreation and the Naturist Society, the week brings awareness to nude recreation and is celebrated at more than 200 clubs across the U.S. and Canada.

Nude Recreation Week returns July 10-16. Shangri La Ranch in New River will host an event on July 15.Patrick Breen/The Republic
Nude Recreation Week returns July 10-16. Shangri La Ranch in New River will host an event on July 15.

“It’s an informational week and chance to get out there and enjoy nudism as a form of wholesome, family recreation,” said Danielle Smith, who handles public relations for the resort. “We encourage people to come out and have fun, and see what it’s all about and get rid of the stigma.”

Smith encourages anyone new to nude recreation to call the resort and ask questions, or just come out and the $26 daily rate is waived for first-timers. Guests just need to bring a towel in order to sit on surfaces at the resort. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: AZCentral

Original publication Jul 5, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 21st July 2018

Nakedly yourself at Black’s Beach
Why most nude sunbathers are male

For the record, I’m not a nudist. I feel too fat, am too vain; and in my mind, way too hairy. Besides, like most Americans, I’ve got a secret puritan lurking deep inside my liberal DNA.

Yet for some reason nudity keeps inserting itself into my professional life.

To supplement my freelance journalism work, I once provided media consulting to the late Will Walters. Will was the young San Diegan who took his life in 2016 after losing a prolonged court battle aiming to hold accountable five police officers who, at the 2011 LGBT Pride festival, arrested him for nudity, even though he had on a leather kilt and underwear when the cops nabbed him. (The city attorney declined to prosecute.)

People don’t like being treated like exhibits at a zooMatthew Dodd
People don’t like being treated like exhibits at a zoo

I assumed I’d written my last article about nudity after Will hanged himself. But a year-and-a-half later — with Will gone and the lead defendant in his case now elevated to San Diego’s police chief — I find myself writing on a subject with nudism at its core: Black’s Beach.

Not a Naturist

René Torres, 35, says he’s a nudist. He first went to Black’s Beach in 2009. “It was with a friend while I was here on vacation; Black’s Beach was my first tourist spot in San Diego,” he tells me. “I had heard about it when I was in San Francisco and Miami.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: San Diego Reader

Original publication July 3, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 20th July 2018

Dame Esther Rantzen reveals her passion for nude sunbathing
The former That’s Life star urged anyone who takes issues with seeing people naked to look the other way.

Dame Esther Rantzen has rhapsodised over the joy of nude sunbathing, and urged neighbours who take issue with people doing it in their gardens to “look at something else”.

The TV star, 78, said she has been a fan of the practice for years and does not see it as too different to the skimpy outfits worn on Strictly Come Dancing.

She recalled shedding all her clothes to sunbathe on her 50th birthday, before posing for photos with her neighbour’s children, telling BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “You must try it, it just feels completely different, you haven’t go the sweaty bits where your clothes are overheating you, you haven’t got the bit where the straps cut into your flesh.

Esther Rantzen on Strictly Come Dancing with professional partner Anton Du BekeKieron McCarron/BBC
Esther Rantzen on Strictly Come Dancing with professional partner Anton Du Beke

“You have got whatever draft or soft breeze there is on every pore and every cell of your body and it really makes you feel wonderful, and far from neighbours complaining, when I did it on my 50th birthday – I wasn’t completely nude because I was wearing a hat and a necklace too actually – the neighbours came round with their children, who started to giggle.

“It’s a good thing they did because my late husband was quite cross with me and was trying to remonstrate with me, because he’s a little bit more inhibited than me, and when he saw the girls giggling he went and got his camera.

“And so the photographs exist but the terrible thing is, in my senior moment, I’m trying to remember where those photographs are and I don’t know.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: BT TV

Original publication 3 July 2018

Posted on NatCorn 16th July 2018

Naked Religion

As I stated in my last post I am a Christian. This may come as a surprise to you, especially since much of the nudist community has shunned religion. The shunning is unfortunately mutual in most circumstances.

But, just like politics, nudists come from many religious backgrounds. Personally, I come from a very conservative sect of Christianity.

How does this mesh with my naturism?

Honestly, I don’t tell people at church about my naked tendencies. For me it’s a matter of conscience where for many of them it’s a black and white matter of morality. Since nudity is so tied to illicit sex in our culture it would be potentially disastrous to tell my fellow believers about my position. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Orthodox Nudist

Original publication June 27, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 15th July 2018

Financial status, body image mean very little at nudist resorts
Young nudists seem less interested but if you’re looking to go au naturel, there are still resorts that cater to your interests

Do you have dreams of being naked in a crowd of clothed strangers? Are you okay with that? If so, you may have the makings of a nudist. Especially if you’re over 35.
Nudist resorts all over the world are noticing a drop in younger members. Even in Germany, which has embraced nudism for more than a century, fewer young people are becoming part of organized nudism. It’s the same in North America.

As early as 2007, columnist Bonnie Henry wrote in the Arizona Daily Star that nudism’s allure was lost on the young. Of the 50,000 registered nudists in the United States at that time, most were older than 35. Fewer young people are interested in paying several hundred dollars to join a club and sunbathe, swim and play volleyball with members their parents’ age.

As Henry put it, “Who wants to bounce the ball around with folks who look like they’re three years away from the handbag factory?”

It seems that a generation that’s used to downloading movies and music for free, and doesn’t believe in paying for news online, also doesn’t want to pay to go somewhere to be naked. If a young couple or group wants to do so, they’ll just go to an obliging beach or park and bare all.

According to spokesperson Dory Ainsworth of the Ponderosa Nature Resort near Freelton, north of Hamilton, Ont., paying to be naked seems to be the stumbling block for young people. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Troy Media

Original publication July 1, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 13th July 2018

Visitors shocked by ‘nudist’ incident at Vale beach
A business owner in the western Vale has told The GEM that local residents and visitors to the area have been shocked that people are, according to reports, walking naked across fields near the coast in the Monknash area en route to beaches.

There are no official naturist beaches in the Vale , but The GEM understands that a group meets regularly at Wick beach.

The business owner said that two weeks ago a couple visiting her premises had experienced an incident at Cwm Nash beach.

“As they walked down to the stile by the woods a chap was parking his bicycle and at that point had shorts on.

“However, when he was behind the husband walking down the path, he had stripped off. Before going down to the beach, he went up on the cliff path.

“The couple were sunbathing and were then approached by a chap in trunks who asked them to rub suntan cream into his back. It was awkward for them to say no, so the wife agreed and he then walked a few steps away from them and stripped off. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Cowbridge GEM

Original publication 11 July 2018

Posted on NatCorn 12th July 2018

Should the nude photos be censored?
A photographer has been involved for months in a tough fight with Instagram and Facebook. Again and again, his artistic nude photographs have been censored.

The British photographer AdeY has decided to fight against the obviously arbitrary censorship. According to the principle “We always talk about sex, but naked bodies disturb us or disturb us” , the artist creates carefully choreographed nude photos that show the human body in all its splendor without being explicitly sexual. The social networks in which AdeY published her photos seem even more shocked by the nude works staged in an artistic way than by the depictions of bloody violence, weapons and racist, homophobic and sexist comments.

While his Facebook page has been permanently removed from the web, the photographer is at the heart of a fun debate with Instagram. Only since May 10, 2018, the profile of the artist, which is followed by more than 81,000 fans, has been deactivated four times before being reactivated. In an open letter, which Adey posted on her website , she addresses Instagram. ” I write to you as a photographer who has been silenced, and on behalf of all fellow artists who have been harassed, censored and removed on Instagram for sharing works of art. art that aims to provoke and challenge the viewer . “ Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Info Nudismo

Original publication 07/01/2018

Posted on NatCorn 10th July 2018

Things you can do naked in Plymouth this summer
There’s never been a better time to take all your clothes off

The weather is heating up – and this summer is set to be a corker.

But when the sun is shining, clothes can become a bit restrictive, and keeping them on doesn’t seem like the most attractive option.

Plymouth Sun Club members Edward Lees, Simon Berriman and Paul Duckett at Plympton Swimming PoolPaul Slater
Plymouth Sun Club members Edward Lees, Simon Berriman and Paul Duckett at Plympton Swimming Pool

But some can get offended by people walking around in their birthday suit. So what else can you do?

Cities across the UK have embraced the naked form in recreational activities, and across Devon and Cornwall there are a host of events you can get involved with – if that’s what you’re into. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: PlymouthLive

Original publication 26 JUN 2018

Posted on NatCorn 8th July 2018

Nudist hotspot UK: Couple enjoy heatwave by stripping NAKED on Cornish beach
AS the heatwave continues, nudists have stripped off at British beaches.

As a heatwave shines down on Britain, many are feeling hot and bothered in their clothes.

To stop themselves from overheating, some have head to the beach for a swim in the icy sea.

Some even decide to take things a step further by going skinny dipping.

AT ONE WITH NATURE: Some enjoy stripping off at this Cornwall beachSWNS
AT ONE WITH NATURE: Some enjoy stripping off at this Cornwall beach

Pednevounder is one of the most picturesque nudist hotspots in the UK.

Over the weekend, many Brits paddled in the Cornish waters.

The location, near Penzance, boasts beautiful rock formations.

The cliffs of Treryn Dinas and Logan Rock are among the sights that visitors can take in. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Star

Original publication 2nd July 2018

Posted on NatCorn 6th July 2018

‘All beaches are technically naturist beaches’: a guide to nude sunbathing
Police have issued advice for people who want to bare all in the back garden – without upsetting the neighbours. But where is it legal to strip off? Naturist Andrew Welch on the delights of going au naturel

Given how lovely and warm the weather is now, spending time in your own house or garden naked would be a good way to discover how nice naturism is.

If you’re sunbathing, or walking around, with no clothes on in a public place, providing your intention is you are just being a human being, and not doing it to offend people or be provocative, or causing harassment, alarm or distress, then it should be perfectly legal.

Naked ambition: ‘You just feel so free, so liberated.’Ingrid Firmhofer/Getty Images/Look Foto
Naked ambition: ‘You just feel so free, so liberated.’

Naturists are sensitive to sensitivities and probably won’t be walking around the supermarket, but the law doesn’t say you can’t. The recent police advice about warning your neighbours if you’re going to sunbathe naked in your garden is fine if it’s general advice, but it’s not in any sense a legal requirement. If you’re thinking about getting into naturism, the best thing is to find a club in your area – next week is our big summer event, Nude Fest. We understand what it is like for newcomers, but our advice always is just strip off. People have said they can be nervous and it can be uncomfortable for 10 minutes and then they think: “No one’s looking at me, and this feels rather nice.” In those environments, the person who still has their clothes or swimsuit on is the one that stands out. At events or clubs, everybody after five minutes completely forgets they’ve got no clothes on, because you just feel so free, so liberated.

All beaches are technically naturist beaches, but naturists tend to go to specific places where they know they will find others and which are hassle-free. You could go to your local park, naked, and it would be legal but the trouble is, culturally you would probably attract attention. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Guardian

Original publication Wed 4 Jul 2018

Posted on NatCorn 5th July 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: NPR

Original publication June 26, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 4th July 2018

We bust the myths behind Essex’s main nudist camp
What exactly goes on in a naturist camp?

There’s still a stigma about being naked in public, however forward-thinking you might be.

If you’ve never been to a naturist club, you’ve probably wondered what goes on inside and if there’s anything seedy happening behind the gates.

Naturists clubs don’t tend to advertise what they do, so some people don’t even realise that there are places in Essex where you can go to take your clothes off.

There are two main naturist camps and one of the busiest of those is Oakwood Sun Club which is in between Brentwood and Romford. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: EssexLive

Original publication 23 JUN 2018

Posted on NatCorn 3rd July 2018

Loch Lomond nudist colony to open their doors to the public for the first time
It will be a rare opportunity to discover the naked truth about Scotland’s only nudist colony.

For the first time, visitors will be welcomed by naturist islanders in Loch Lomond on Doors Open Day when famous and historic buildings reveal their secrets.

The Scottish Outdoor Club, based on the loch’s Inchmurrin Island is celebrating its 80th anniversary and is offering curious members of the public an opportunity to look around the 11-acre site in an attempt to attract new members.

Naturist club members
Naturist club members

Teena Gould, the social convener of the club, said the organisation was delighted to be included in the event after being approved last week.

She said: “We are over the moon that a few ramshackle huts in Loch Lomond has joined an illustrious list of cathedrals and city halls that will be open to the public for free.

“At first it was a bit of a pipe dream but when I started to look at the criteria, I was convinced we were suited.

“We ticked the boxes on cultural significance, the fact we were not usually accessible to the public and that it would be free during the event.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Sunday Post

Original publication 18 June 2018

Posted on NatCorn 28th June 2018

Nudist tips from man to man

After my inbox was filled with e-mails from men asking me advice and tips for their first time on nude beach I decided to ask one of my male nudist friend to give me a help to write nudist tips for man. Because, you know, I honestly don´t know what it is like to get erection on a beach full of naked people.

Even though I have discussed all of questions and worries that I received on e-mail with my partner and answer to all of them, I really wanted to publish some of the most common questions I get. And I wanted them to be answered by my friend Matijaž from Slovenia. So, I made a little interview with him: Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naturism Girl

Original publication 16/06/2018

Posted on NatCorn 27th June 2018