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BadeLand Wolfsburg – My first experience of a German Sauna

Until you’ve sweated it out in a full-on German sauna, you can’t really claim to be a proper sauna aficionado. Happily it’s an experience I can now tick off my bucket list, courtesy of a free morning while on a work trip to Wolfsburg in Lower Saxony.

Wolfsburg is of course the home of Volkswagen, and the famous VW logo is everywhere in this city. A little research identified BadeLand (www.badeland-wolfsburg.de), a waterpark with separate adjoining sauna area as a suitable facility. Located on the River Aller, it’s within walking distance (25-30 minutes) of the iconic Volkswagen factory with its four chimney stacks dating back to 1938, as well as Volkswagen’s Autostadt museum and customer centre which is well worth a visit. The Courtyard by Marriott hotel is located next door to BadeLand for anyone looking for a convenient place to stay.

The fact that BadeLand’s website is in German only caused a few reservations about whether I would have problems finding my way around, but the helpful lady at the desk explained in perfect English that a half day entry fee of €16.20 would allow unlimited access to both the pool area and the sauna area. If you need towels, they are €2 each, and flip-flops are also recommended – I brought my own. You do need to have swimwear to use the pool side, whereas the sauna area is textile free.

At check-in you are given a wristwatch type sensor that allows access to the various areas, as well as locking your chosen locker and recording any drinks or other items you purchase in the bar area.

Changing facilities for the sauna area are unisex, though there is also a dedicated female changing area. So it was off with the clothes, and with a towel wrapped around me, into the fray. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Irish Naturist Blog

Original publication MARCH 8, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 2 weeks ago

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Skin stories: The nude
On an evolutionary level, the human species lost much of its body hair. Thus, the dress, when initially officiating as a cover before the cold, became a focus of cultural aspects not only in reference to fashion, but also in what has to do with “covering” our nakedness, at least in large part West.

A nudity that is conceived only in terms of whether the genitals, buttocks and breasts are visible at the public level, while other parts of the body such as face, legs, feet, arms, hands, back, etc. They can be exhibited to people without major problems depending on the contexts, since it is not the same to be in a bathing suit on a beach than in a museum.

The nude can have an erotic, artistic, spiritual-religious, medical, political, aesthetic, etc. But the sacred value or rather “tabuizado” that is granted, would make the nakedness refer to the authentic, to the external expression of the inner being. To something essential, pure or profound.

On the other hand, the nude would appeal to privacy, to the vulnerability of someone, to the expression of something of the order of the private, which if exhibited without the consent of others in public spaces, may even constitute a “violent attack on modesty”.

It should be noted that Greek antiquity exalted nudity as an ideal of beauty, and that the valuation of the nude is traced back to prehistory, as evidenced by the statue called ” Venus de Willendorf “. Just as many cultures outside the West have never felt the need to “cover” their bodies.

However, the Judeo-Christian tradition through its myth of origin, homologated the original sin committed to access knowledge through disobedience to the deity, with the blame for the nudity resulting from having lost the innocence for pretending “To know”, to which the tradition generalized in a knowledge on the sexual thing. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Info Nudism

Original publication 02/24/2019

Posted on NatCorn 3 weeks ago

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The older, the nuder.
Interesting how things can change in a moment.

When I first thought of the title for a new post (this one: the older, the nuder), I had an idea where this was going. Until I started investigating the idea, which made me see things in a much different way. Let me tell you what I thought and what I’ve learnt!

My initial idea was that, when people get older they get less flexible. I’ve seen it everywhere and still do. I’ve seen it with my parents too.

That brought me to the conclusion that older people should stay nude more for the simple reason that putting on clothes requires some agility, and since older people have that less and less, not having to put on clothes would make life easier for them. Are you with me so far? Sounds logical, doesn’t it? Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Zjuzdme

Original publication December 12, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 15th December 2018

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Wonderful reasons to start as a nudist

If you think about it, compared to other hobbies getting naked for fun is a pretty weird thing to do. So why are there so many weird people undressing for fun and talking about it? What could possibly motivate these people to get together with a bunch of random folks and strip down just for fun? Maybe to just be different? Or maybe they are simply being strange? Everyone has their own explanation for it, but it’s certainly not a logical hobby. But hobbies like drinking alcohol and smoking are illogical as well and don’t make a lot of sense, and yet millions of people still do these activities daily.

Nudists are no different, except that there are no unhealthy benefits. In fact, as we’ll see, it’s quite the opposite. Let’s start with the intellectual benefits.

If you ask a serious nudist to define the most important benefit from being naked, the first answer he or she would give is the sense of freedom and liberation (which I would fully agree with!). There is nothing comparable to start undressing your clothes and expose your body to the elements of nature; to feel the sun and a slight summer breeze on your body.

The first time when you get naked outside in nature is the best experience ever but the feeling never leaves you, no matter how long you remain a nudist. Combining your bare body with nature is a magical sense of release, especially in the constrained world we live in today where it’s increasingly challenging to find a true sense of freedom. Nudism provides us all with a simple path to authentic liberation. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: A Naked Girl

Original publication December 10, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 10th December 2018

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How to stay nudist during winter?
As the colder day arrived, one of the most questions I receive in my mail is: “How to stay nudist during winter?” I am not the queen of nudism, and I can´t give you some rules you have to obey, but I can share with you how am I dealing with winter and give you some ideas.

If you have a home where you can be nude all day, it is a win. You can call over your nudist friends and have a party, play some games or have a nice dinner and enjoy the nudist company. But, not all nudists are so lucky. Some of them live with families that don´t like nudism and therefore can’t be naked all day long in the comfort of their warm home. So, if you are one of them you have to get out.

If you can’t enjoy nudism in your own home, or you just want to socialize with fellow nudists, you can research nude clubs and restaurant near you and enjoy there for the whole day or just for a few hours.

There are many nudist resorts all over the world, so I am sure you will find some close to you to go for a fantastic nudist getaway. Most of them near where I live are open only during the summer months, but there are some that are more indoor-oriented and therefore open all year long. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naturism Girl

Original publication 27/11/2018

Posted on NatCorn 5th December 2018

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‘How I set up a nudist retreat after losing $500K retirement savings’

Retirement should be a time to relax and enjoy the proceeds of a hard-working life – but for some, it can come with some major money pitfalls that can result in devastating financial ruin.

While many retirees in that situation may choose to work for longer or lean on family to get by, one man completely changed his lifestyle in a drastic move to regain some of his lost savings – and he’s never been happier.

Rainer Mueckenberger turned his life around after facing financial ruin.
Rainer Mueckenberger turned his life around after facing financial ruin. Rainer Mueckenberger.

Rainer Mueckenberger, 69, lost $500,000 of his retirement savings when a scheme he had invested in fell through, forcing him to sell up properties and move to a new state for a fresh start.

Refusing to let the financial blow defeat him, he instead took his remaining savings and slowly built up his own nudist retreat, offering sensual getaways for couples and friends from across the world on the Sunshine Coast. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Starts at 60

Original publication 25 NOV, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 2nd December 2018

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The wealth of being in nudity
Hey. You.

Yes. You. Do you like being nude? Do you like being among other nude people? Yes? If so, do you know how wealthy you are?

Really. I’m not kidding. I’m convinced that people like you and I are among the emotionally wealthiest folks around. The most mentally mature too in ways. Because we know people. Real people.

Nude people. Surprising? Hardly, I’d say. Nudists and naturists have overcome the ‘problems’ that so many people in this world have with skin, with a proper body. We know how real people look. We don’t need Photoshop to look our unattainable best either. All we need to do it take off our clothes and there we are. Our naked best.

The more time I spend in the nude, either alone or with others, the more I am surprised how being this way can ever be a problem. Of course, we all know it is because of the big brainwash that is advertisement, crazy body ideals that will never be possible, and the general fear of nudity as proclaimed by many forms of religion and other groups. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Zjuzdme

Original publication November 21, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 28th November 2018

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Naturism in the jungles
Being nude is normal in many cultures, not surprisingly, mostly in tropical regions. Hot and humid climate discourages clothes. Amazon Indians are a prime example, but primordial naturism is everywhere.

Goran Šafarek is a world traveler and river expert. He has encountered many such cases during his voyages. You can read more on his blog. Here, he will write more about being nude in the jungle.

The state of nude is natural to many native people around the world. The clothes are welcomed as a protection against the cold and other elements, including insects, it could also be cumbersome. But, even in civilized place, I have witnessed that being naked is nothing to be ashamed.

I remember paddling on a wild river in west Madagascar. After a hard day on the river, scorched by the sun in our wooden canoe, we have finally landed on a nice sandy beach. It is almost savannah, with scattered trees and lots of tall grasslands. The clouds were already red and yellow from the setting sun.

As we were pitching the camp, the people from the nearby village came. They were clearly peasants, poor, but proud. They greeted us and we greeted them. Older women started washing the clothes and dishes, while a group of young girls entered to take a bath. They were around 16, maybe older, it was difficult to guess. They were totally naked, not more than ten meters in front of us, vazaha, and in front of their parents and other adults. Their slender, wet bodies glistening on the red sun were darker than the milky brown river. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naturism Girl

Original publication 18/11/2018

Posted on NatCorn 25th November 2018

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Do you still think of being naked?

That’s something I realised a while ago. Being undressed in the right weather / temperature conditions has become so natural to me that I hardly think about it.

That’s also the reason why I opened the front door naked a few times this summer; it was Very, really Very Warm for a long time.

Out on a forest walk.
Out on a forest walk.

The interesting bit was that some people, after their initial surprise, seemed to pay little mind to my (lack of) attire. Especially after explaining why I wasn’t wearing clothes. It was – in a way – weird to find that many people at the door understood the reason immediately, but that I had to explain the why to them first.

After hearing that, most of them agreed that it was a clever thing to do. Such encounters tell me that being naked is basically accepted by many people, but that the actual doing is something that doesn’t cross their mind until they see someone who actually does it. (Leading by example, anyone?)

But back to the original question: Do you still ‘know’ you’re naked when you’re naked? Continued…Read full original article…

Source: zjuzdme.org

Original publication November 14, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 21st November 2018

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

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 16th November 2018

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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

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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.
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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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¿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

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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.
Nigels indecent proposal was a complete shock. Take 5

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

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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

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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 Ipswich
London Road Allotments in Ipswich ADAM HOWETT

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

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

“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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

“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

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

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

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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

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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

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

“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

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

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

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

“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

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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

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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