Quality of life

New section opens at Barefeet Naturist Resort – Naturist Association Thailand
Barefeet Naturist Resort has spent the rainy season in Thailand expanding the resort to double the size. The new expansion will officially open on 24 December 2017.

Gregers and Dao (Disraporn) who own the resort noticed that many guests felt there was too little to do at Barefeet Naturist Resort – apart from the obvious of rtelaxing naked in the garden. So they borrowed 3 mill. baht from their publishing business and built the new phase, which has a 10 x 5 meter pool, a hot pool of 2.5 x 2 meter, a sauna and a bigger room for couple massage and a restaurant. The will also be an expanded sundeck both at the pool side and on top of the restaurant.

Barefeet Naturist Resort has spent the rainy season in Thailand expanding the resort to double the size. The new expansion will officially open on 24 December 2017.
Barefeet Naturist Resort has spent the rainy season in Thailand expanding the resort to double the size. The new expansion will officially open on 24 December 2017.

It is expected in particular, that hot pool will serve as an intro to naturism for the large number of Thai people, who have discovered the pleasures of the Japanese Onsen style washing houses.As it turns out, the Thais clearly enjoy being naked in these Onsen establishments. Since many go there as couples, but have to split because of the gender separation they practice, it is expected that the new fun experience of doing the Onsen together will introduce many new Thai people to the pleasures of naturism. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naturist Association of Thailand

Original publication October 28, 2017


Adult content policies and private censorship

Of the many reasons why social media platforms should resist pressure to “voluntarily” censor their users, one stands out: history shows that they will do it badly, taking down valuable and lawful content in the name of enforcing community standards. The result: practical speech discrimination.

Facebook’s adult content policy is a textbook example. Since its early days, the platform has banned nearly all forms of nudity. But from day one, it has created reporting processes that conflate mere nudity with sexuality, and sexuality with pornography, and has applied different standards to feminine bodies than to masculine ones. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: My Broadband

Original publication 9 December 2017

2 days ago

7 Tips to Elevate Your Nude Selfie Game

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

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

Source: Allure

Original publication DECEMBER 7, 2017

2 days ago

A Nudist Guide to Winter

As I sat across from a nude Rich Hauver, I wondered if the rest of the people I interviewed over the phone had been completely unclothed at the time, too.

Rachel Fox

We were on the first floor of an inconspicuous two-story house on Vassar Street with an in-ground pool, hot tub and sauna in the basement right below us. This house serves as the main meeting place for Naturist Rochester. Hauver serves as the treasurer, swim host, scheduler and “benevolent despot” of this group.
Naturists like Hauver prioritize a connection with nature a little more than their nudist counterparts, although the terms ‘naturist’ and ‘nudist’ can be interchangeable depending on with whom you speak. Hauver first started exploring nudist lifestyle in the early 1980s. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Reporter

Original publication Feb. 25, 2015

3 days ago

Felix Carroll: Standing very still and loving it — a day in the life of a nude art model

Standing steady as stone, like a Renaissance statue with movable lips, Paul Cronin hears artist Joan Rooks behind him blowing her nose. He cannot help but to offer some friendly advice.

“At the first sign of a cold, have vitamin C and Echinacea on standby, and hammer it with everything you’ve got,” he says, still holding his pose. “And make sure you cover your head. That’s the simplest, low-tech method to bypass or minimize a cold.”

So says the naked guy in the drafty, old art school.

Paul Cronin poses for an IS 183 art class in Stockbridge.FELIX CARROLL - THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE
Paul Cronin poses for an IS 183 art class in Stockbridge.

Because someone has to do it and because a man needs to make a living, Cronin has been disrobing in the name of fine art since the 1970s. Go ahead and multiply roughly 32 hours a week by four-plus decades by thousands of artists. Cronin has. He estimates there have been some quarter million renderings of his lean nakedness.

He owns a few of them, gifts from the artists. He keeps them rolled up in a closet under his stairwell. One, drawn years ago by the now famous Jerome Witkin, is probably worth something.

It’s 6 p.m. on Monday, and Cronin has spent the afternoon naked at a Williams College drawing class. Now he’s here in the drawing room at IS 183 Art School for three hours of posing on a platform beside a space heater at the weekly open studio.

His clothes hang upon an easel. His shoes are set tidily together in a corner with his socks draped loosely across them. Cronin has taken his position in the center of the room doing what he’s become famous for in art circles within an hour radius of Albany: He is keeping perfectly still. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Berkshire Eagle

Original publication DEC. 7, 2017

3 days ago

Nudelot: Sellos de Calidad Naturista
Os presentamos un extraordinario artículo de los amigos de nudelot.

Muchos de nosotros que practicamos el Naturismo hace largos años que y frecuentamos una o mas zonas naturistas . Que cultivamos un buen círculo de amigos y vivimos la desnudez con desenvoltura y gusto. Somos naturistas.?

Es el gusto por la desnudez que nos caracteriza como naturistas? No… eso apenas demuestra nuestro aprecio al nudismo . Las amistades? Ambos?

Ser naturista va mucho mas allá de esto. Implica estar en el mundo de forma mas consciente y natural. Desnudarse mas allá del cuerpo. Desnudar poco a poco también la mente, liberándola de las necesidades y deseos artificiales y el abandono de prejuicios, juicios y valores segregacionistas.

Un naturista cuestiona lo que consume y porqué lo hace. Está atento y por ésto más consciente ,de que es lo necesario o lo superfluo, de las demandas puramente consumistas que generan más basura o desperdicios de materias primas no renovables Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Vidanaturista.net

Original publication 5 diciembre, 2017

3 days ago

Self-esteem and Body Image: Post Cancer

I have written about my accepting the “new me” in a previous post and it’s something I thought I needed to delve into more deeply in hopes of helping anyone who may be dealing with cancer. For naturists, this can be especially difficult when we have nothing to hide.

Cancer can change the way you look, temporarily or permanently. Some people gain or lose weight as is the case with me. Chemotherapy can sometimes make your hair fall out and in my case I had radiation but my hair loss was a family trait. You may have had surgery to remove a part of your body, and you may have scars. The scar on my leg that was used to replace my leg is extensive and my neck scar is something I have tried to hide with my beard to make it less noticeable. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naturist Fab

Original publication 4 December 2017

4 days ago

Here’s Looking At You: Why art school models in India continue to work at the risk of their secret life being uncovered
And here’s why they continue to work despite the meagre pay.

Light from the midday sun falls slantwise on the model’s slight figure, as she sits immobile and cross-legged on a high chair at one end of the classroom. She is dressed in a blouse and a petticoat, while in front of her is a small group of students, labouring over canvases stretched out on easels. There’s a sharp smell of turpentine in the air and almost no sound, except for the occasional instruction issued by the teacher. The model is strikingly still. So, it is more than a little startling when Geeta suddenly lifts her eyes and signals that I should approach her.

Subrata Dhar

A few minutes later, we are seated on one of the stone benches outside the drawing and painting department of the Sir JJ School of Arts, Mumbai. As quiet and still as she was in the classroom, Geeta, in her early forties, now breaks into animated conversation. She has been working as a model here since she was 17, a family tradition that is at least five decades old. It began with her mother, Lakshmi, who came to Mumbai from Chennai and was introduced to the work by someone who lived in the same Mahim neighbourhood as her. Later, Geeta’s aunts, then her and her cousins, and finally her children followed suit. “She is now too old to commute by train and bus from Kurla (the family’s current home), and has retired from modelling,” says Geeta. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Indian Express

Original publication 3 December 2017

4 days ago

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

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

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

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

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

Source: So Bad So Good

4 days ago

Love the Skin You’re In

This year the New Zealand Naturist Federation are creating a powerful summer campaign to create awareness of the benefits of naturism to a person’s body, mind and soul.

The concept is “Love the Skin You’re In” which aligns to our gonatural brand tag-line of ‘health and well-being’ and will focus on two really important issues that many are faced with today – positive body image and mental health awareness – and sometimes these are interlinked.

New Zealand Naturist Federation

Body image is the mental representation that one creates of themselves, and because it is subject to all kinds of internal elements like our mood, our experiences and social attitudes, it often doesn’t bear any close relation to reality or how others see you.

A negative body image is one of the key reasons that more people do not embrace the naturist lifestyle. They mightn’t have any issue with nudity per se and might even realise the many benefits that can be experienced physically from being clothes-free, but think it’s only for other people feeling too self conscious or body shamed to partake themselves. Many of our members can attest to having similar feelings and issues with acceptance of their body before embarking on their naturist journey however almost as soon as they took that first step, or at least very early on, they found they were looking at themselves through very different eyes. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: New Zealand Naturist Federation

Original publication 4 December 2017

5 days ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Stuff

Original publication 4 December 2017

5 days ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Daily Star

Original publication 4 December 2017

6 days ago

Alternatively Speaking !

When the days are sunny so much seems right with the world and when its warm it just makes everything perfect. Alternatively sometimes the weather can take a turn for the worse and we sometimes endure days of really inclement grey damp and extensively cold days. The United Kingdom receives a temperate maritime climate with all four seasons but no extremes of temperature.

While those dwelling in the UK probably wouldn’t agree, the UK’s climate could be summed up in one simple word: mild. As it is a relatively small land mass, there isn’t a great deal of regional variation. However, there are a number of micro-climates; rain and temperature variations are caused mainly by elevation, proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, and to a lesser extent, latitude. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naturally Naturist

Original publication 2 December 2017

6 days ago

Deep and crisp and even

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

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

Source: the sl naturist

6 days ago

Naturisme : ils ont joué au bowling tout nu à Ozoir-la-Ferrière

« Tout nu, tout est plus vrai et authentique ». Cédric Amato, 26 ans, sait trouver les mots pour définir l’attrait du naturisme. Membre de l’Association des naturistes de Paris (ANP), cet adepte du « non textile » était avec une quarantaine d’autres personnes, en très grande majorité des hommes, au City Bowling d’Oz, à Ozoir-la-Ferrière, jeudi soir pour des parties les attributs à l’air.

Jean-François Nieto (président de la région Ile-de-France à la fédération de naturisme), Christine Huet (chargée de communication à la fédération), Laurent Luft (président de l’Association des naturistes de Paris) et Cédric Amato (membre de l’ANP)Le Pays Briard / Pierre Choisnet
Jean-François Nieto (président de la région Ile-de-France à la fédération de naturisme), Christine Huet (chargée de communication à la fédération), Laurent Luft (président de l’Association des naturistes de Paris) et Cédric Amato (membre de l’ANP)

Organisées conjointement avec la Fédération française de naturisme, ces activités de loisirs entièrement nu se multiplient partout en France. « Depuis 1993, on se contentait de sessions naturistes à la piscine Roger Le Gall, dans le XIIe arrondissement de Paris. Mais ça fait deux ans que nous organisons en plus des activités, comme du tir à l’arc, de la randonnée, du sport en salle ou, même des dîners au restaurant parisien O’Naturel », glisse, un verre à la main, le président de l’ANP, Laurent Luft, parfaitement détendu dans cette complète nudité. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Actu

Original publication 30 November 2017

1 week ago

Nude beachgoers behaving better, say police

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

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

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

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

Source: echo.net

Original publication 1 December 2017

2 weeks ago

For discussion: Why aren’t nude selfies considered as normal as face selfies?

Remember the cell phone hacking scandal of 2014, when a bunch of woman celebrities had their nude selfies leaked? I’ll admit it at the time I wondered, ‘Why the HELL would you keep NUDE selfies on your cell phone??”

Um, fast forward a few years and my phone is crammed… and I mean CRAMMED with nude selfies, right alongside pictures of my kids, my storefront and various Brooklyn sunsets. Like, when people ask to see pics of my kids I have to cup my hands around my phone and scroll through about a couple dozen nude selfies before I get to them.

So what’s the deal? How did this happen? Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Black Girl with Long Hair

Original publication 8 November 2017

2 weeks ago

Nudism and Naturism in Austria
Where to Take it All Off

Austrians have taken the title of ‘Most Likely to Go Nude at a Beach’ from the Germans, in a naked wrestling match no-one wanted to see, with a quarter of the country saying they have stripped off in public on vacation at some point in their lives.

Although many consider Austrians to be a formal and rather conservative people, the extent of nudity in Austrian culture may surprise the visitor to Austria.

As in many European countries, nudity is more prevalent on television and films in Austria than it is in the US. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: tripsavvy

Original publication 10 June 2017

2 weeks ago

Vacaciones en un camping nudista

Jose (19/11/2017)

Hola, me llamo Jose, vivo en el País Vasco y tengo 42 años.

Desde hace doce o trece años hago nudismo, sobre todo en playas del País Vasco (en Azkorri) y de Cantabria (sobre todo en Noja).

Cada vez soy más “adicto” al nudismo y ya no concibo unas vacaciones de verano sin ir a un alojamiento nudista y este verano de 2017 he probado en un camping naturista del Sur de España y la experiencia me ha encantado.

Estuve diez días e hizo bueno todos los días excepto uno de ellos. El camping en el que estuve tiene acceso directo a una playa nudista y también dispone de piscina nudista, así que cada día por la mañana y por la tarde iba un rato a la playa y luego a la piscina a darme un baño. Lo que se echa de menos es que el/la socorrista no esté desnudo/a, como todos los demás. Incluso el animador se metió con bañador en la piscina, lo que, desde mi punto de vista, no tiene ningún sentido. En otra urbanización nudista donde estuve, el animador sí que se desnudaba completamente para meterse en la pisicina.

Lo mejor de la playa es que es nudista al 100%. Creo que no vi a nadie vestido en la playa y eso se agradece. Además, había bastante gente joven, sobre todo parejas, tanto de chica y chico como de chicos. Incluso hay un restaurante nudista al que se accede desde la playa y desde el camping. Poder comer desnudo con vistas al mar es realmente muy agradable. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nudismo-Naturismo

Original publication 19 November 2017

2 weeks ago

Ordenanzas mordaza y nudismo

Vídeo: Entrevista en “Vamos a ver” con Ismael Rodrigo, presidente de la FEN, Federación Española de Naturismo, en la Playa de las Moreras, Valladolid, sobre la modificación de las ordenanzas. Los puntos ilegales que criminalizaban el cuerpo humano mediante una ordenanza del Ayuntamiento de Valladolid han sido retirados.
Emitido el 20/09/2017 en TVCyL.

En efecto, a pesar de la claridad de la Sentencia del Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos (Application no. 49327/11: “public nudity can be seen as a form of expression which falls within the ambit of Article 10 of the Convention“. “An interference with the right to freedom of expression can only be justified under Article 10 § 2 if it is prescribed by law“) algunos ayuntamientos se resisten a retirar sus ordenanzas o incluso tenemos que ponernos en contacto con ellos para evitar que emitan nuevas. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Federación Española de Naturismo

Original publication 30 noviembre, 2017

2 weeks ago

Heroes of Naturism : Kate Humble (2nd award) and Natasha Brooks.
Unless you’re inside the UK the name Kate Humble probably won’t mean anything to you.

ut she’s one of our (as a nation’s) favourite TV presenters, simply for being ‘just Kate’, a woman who is attractive, but not glammed up for the cameras, just naturally beautiful, and an expert presenter on all things wildlife and countryside.

Did I mention that she’s also a naturist?

She previously was awarded one of our ‘Heroes of Naturism’ awards back in 2014, and is now the only person to be given that ‘accolade’ twice.

Humble, who lives on a farm in Monmouthshire, has previously admitted to being a keen naturist, saying: “Sometimes having clothes on is entirely inappropriate.

“If there’s no-one about and you’re in a beautiful landscape, there’s something lovely about a nudie dance or a skinny dip. But I’m very private and it’s not for show.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The sl Naturist

Original publication 30 November 2017

2 weeks ago

Why nudism is critical and matters to society

Nudists know the many benefits of nudism and shared nudity. However, a vast majority of people, who are not nudists, see nudity as bad. We know this feeling is rooted in education as well as the fact that society has been sexualizing nudity for years. Therefore, people associate nudity to sex, and because sex is private, nudity should be. End of the story for many people.

Nudists have disassociated nudity and sex. Being naked is therefore normal, natural and social. With this, every nudist has been exposed to all sorts of nude bodies: every color, gender, body shape, scars, etc. Nudists know that nudism is all about being comfortable in our ones skin, with ones own body. When kids are exposed to nudism early or adults later when they embrace the nudism lifestyle, they understand that people are all different and come to respect, and appreciate, those differences. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nu et heureux – Naked and Happy

Original publication 30 November 2017

2 weeks ago

The insincerity of the female nude
Women should not be afraid to reclaim their naked bodies

John Berger once wrote: “To be naked is to be oneself. To be nude is to be seen naked by others and yet not recognised for oneself.”

These are the words which ring in my ears as I stroll through the halls of an art gallery, confronted by a never-ending stream of breasts, lips, cheeks, and hair – these are faces without stories, mouths without voices, smiles without substance.

As a woman, you become accustomed to seeing your own image reflected wherever you look, in a glamourised, beautified format. However, something about seeing the female form anatomised, deconstructed and rebuilt according to the male gaze never fails to astound me. It’s a disconcerting experience, only ever seeing reflections of your gender from an outsider’s perspective. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Cherwell

Original publication 30 November 2017

2 weeks ago

Survey Says 14% of Canadians Willing to Bare it All

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

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

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

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

Source: The Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN)

2 weeks ago

A guide to Ireland’s nudist beaches and nine places naturists can sunbathe in the nip
BACK in 2014, Ireland hosted the 34th International Naturist Congress in Drumshanbo. People from all over the world headed for Co. Leitrim — needless to say, if they had nothing on.

The Congress aimed to raise public awareness of nudity and discussed all aspects of naturism — including the contribution the nudist movement might make to the Irish economy. The Irish Naturist Association pointed out the naked truth: the nudism industry is worth several millions to the economies of the likes of France and Spain, where naturist beaches are common.

A dip in the nipIrish Naturist Association
A dip in the nip

The congress also discussed the fact that public nudity remains technically against the law in Ireland. It’s an illegal act with a long history. In 1929 a fairly anodyne publication for naturists called Health & Efficiency — featuring naked people in anything but titillating poses — became the very first publication to be banned by the Irish Free State. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Irish Post

Original publication 20 August 2016

2 weeks ago

Time to grow up?

I find it hard to react with nothing other than hilarity that people are getting off on the idea of naked bodies, their mental capacity often stuck at age 14 regardless of however many years they’ve lived on this earth.

‘Tee hee hee…it’s a willy‘ [insert alternative pet name for penis here] shrieks some girls and grown women.

Or… ‘BOOOOOOOOBIES!!!!!’ roar the adolescent boys still extant in the heads of mature males. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: the sl naturist

2 weeks ago

Holidaymakers flock to Croatian tour guide service amid BOOM in nude tourism
A TOURISM service in Croatia has ditched social norms by offering cheeky holidaymakers a break in the buff – marking a year in which nude tourism has surged in popularity.

Croatia Nudism – whose Insta page boasts over 9,000 posts – has posted nearly 900 images of holidaymakers using its service.

Jet-setters keen on pushing the boundaries appear to simply get in touch before organisers respond with their recommendations.

CHEEKY: Tourists have been flocking to Croatian holiday serviceINSTAGRAM
CHEEKY: Tourists have been flocking to Croatian holiday service

And tearing up the rulebook even more, they are sending in their cheekiest snaps for the service to post on the social media site.

In a description, the services says: “Croatia Nudism. Your guide for nudist vacations in Croatia. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Star

2 weeks ago

4 ways to explain to friends and family why you are a #nudist

For many nudists, nudism is either a lonely activity or a hidden one. A lot of nudists go to the nude beach or to nudist resorts, without telling their friends or their family. They refrain taking pictures of themselves to avoid disclosing their sheer joy of being naked socially.

While I believe it’s truly important to be accepted as who you really are, I understand the fear of consequences of disclosing you are a nudist. Here are four ways that I find useful to explain nudism and why you are a nudist. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nu et heureux – Naked and Happy

2 weeks ago

Would YOU strip off in front of your children?
Mummy blogger reveals she and her husband are ‘more than happy’ to be NAKED around their sons (but will cover up when the kids are older)

A mummy blogger has revealed how she and her husband are ‘more than happy’ to be naked in front of their children.

Celine Bell, 37, from east London, said she is relaxed about stripping off when at home with her sons Arthur, three, and 18-month-old George.

Celine Bell, from east London, revealed that she and her husband Pete, 39, are 'more than happy' to be naked around their two sons Arthur, left, and GeorgeCeline Bell
Celine Bell, from east London, revealed that she and her husband Pete, 39, are ‘more than happy’ to be naked around their two sons Arthur, left, and George

She explained that her youngsters meanwhile ‘revel in being naked’, and are ‘proud of what their bodies can achieve’.

However, she admitted there will come a time when she and her husband Pete, 39, will have to be ‘mindful’ of their children, and cover up.

Writing on her blog Bell From Bow, she said: ‘It when we are not out of the house, we are as laissez faire as we’ve always been, and that includes being naked in front of the kids.’ Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mail

2 weeks ago

Los Decentes: El cuerpo desnudo como expresión política

El cineasta austríaco radicado hace 10 años en Argentina Lukas Valenta Rinner, buscaba locaciones para su próximo proyecto cuando se topó con un club de swingers nudistas ubicado en un espacio verde y alejado de Buenos Aires: ese fue el germen de “Los Decentes”, nueva cinta del director de “Parabellum” que se ha estrenado estos días en Buenos Aires, y que pone en escena el choque entre estos espacios aislados de la provincia con los territorios de las clases populares y, sobre todo, el choque entre una moral conservadora y posibilidades más libres de la vida.

“La provincia de Buenos Aires es un lugar peculiar, con diferencias significativas de estatus y clase. De un lado, hay comunidades “exclusivas”, que están aisladas y protegidas por agentes de seguridad, y del otro, hay pobreza, paro, salarios bajos y desesperación. Quería subrayar estos espacios opuestos. Y la inspiración me vino de la vida real. Había amenazas de la comunidad ‘decente’, conservadora y cerrada contra los propietarios y visitantes del club nudista. Al abordar estas tensiones de clase, trataba de examinar la violencia estructural, que puede parecer sutil pero que, en mi opinión, es inherente a la sociedad argentina actual”, explica el cineasta sobre su trabajo, donde la protagonista es Belén (una sorprendente Iride Mockert), una joven de 30 años, encuentra un trabajo como empleada doméstica interna en un exclusivo barrio privado en la provincia de Buenos Aires. Continued…Read full original article…

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2 weeks ago


Quebrantando mi inactividad de los últimos tiempos, voy a publicar este vídeo que ha publicado en su muro de facebook una de mis lectoras más entusiastas, Mª Ángeles; además del típico me encanta que he marcado, quiero publicar el vídeo en mi blog porque, de verdad (y por ello repito), me ha encantado.

Es una intensa reflexión sobre lo que supone ser mujer (todavía), acompañado de una imágenes que refuerzan la intensidad del mensaje que su autor, Marwan, quiere transmitir. Os invito a disfrutar, a pensar, a emocionaros, a reflexionar, y sobre todo, a actuar… Continued…Read full original article…

Source: El eurociudadano nudista

Original post 4 March 2017
2 weeks ago

Mujer. Imperfecta. Un mensaje en Instagram de Michelle Jenner

A través de una carta al director publicada en el diario El País el pasado 29 de febrero sobre la visita al programa El hormiguero de Antena 3, descubro un magnífico texto publicado por Michelle Jenner en su cuenta de Instagram (michellejoyjenner) que acompaña un dibujo de la dibujante argentina Maitena… tanto el dibujo como el texto son… bueno, califícalos tu mismo.

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Source: El eurociudadano nudista

Original post 1 March 2016
2 weeks ago

Heroes of Naturism : Heleen van Royen
Unless you’re a Dutch reader of this blog, the chances are that you won’t know the name Heleen van Royen.

She’s a Dutch novelist, now aged 52, who in her 40s posed for Dutch Playboy, some of the photos from that shoot being featured below. Her books are often described as ‘provocative’, featuring women who fulfil their sexual fantasies, often allegedly based from events in van Royen’s own life, or vivid imagination.

I can’t find an enormous amount of information on her in English (most articles are in Dutch), but what I’ve been able to unearth suggests that from springing to fame as a writer, with sexual fantasies well to the fore, her own life in her ‘fame’ years mirror the characters in her book to some extent. I hope this doesn’t mis-represent her situation, but posing for Playboy looked to be her first foray into possibly fulfilling some of those fantasies. I think we all, as women, at some point(s) in our lives, have wished to step beyond our reality and present ourselves in a more attractive or sexual way. For me, turning 40 meant posing for a portfolio of nude photographs in an ‘arty’ manner, one hangs on the wall in the room where I write. I’m not famous, so unlikely to be offered a Playboy shoot 🙂 but I can certainly see that the experience of undertaking a Playboy shoot might both fulfil some sort of fantasy for Ms van Royen, as well a certainly feeding back into her writing and driving it along having been the focus of a shoot where women are meant to ooze sexuality. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The SL Naturist

3 weeks ago

Our First Wedding Anniversary

On November 18th, John and I celebrated our first official wedding anniversary so I thought it appropriate to write about how John and I met. This is but one of many “special” dates that John and I acknowledge having been together starting our 23rd year!

Call it fate, serendipity or cosmic alignment, I was taken with John since I was nineteen when my sister Lucille came home from our sister-in-law Donna’s mother candlelit suppers. She showed me a 45 rpm of one of John and Scot’s music. She said they played a few songs at the piano and she said she thought they were gay. I was still questioning my own identity at that point and that peaked my interest. I’d listen to both sides over and over and said to myself “I’m going to marry him one day”. With a face like that, how could I not be smitten? Continued…Read full original article…

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3 weeks ago

El desnudo en el arte: El indigenismo canario

Las Islas Canarias, pese a su aislamiento geográfico de Europa y del resto de España, mantuvo durante todo el siglo XX un fuerte compromiso con las vanguardias artísticas internacionales. Es bien conocida su contribución, con artistas como Óscar Domínguez, al movimiento surrealista. Paralelamente – no contradictoriamente – se da un movimiento opuesto.

Gran parte de la nueva burguesía que emerge desde finales del siglo XIX, insegura en un mundo cambiante, busca un referente en la tradición y, al no encontrarlo, la inventa. Se desarrolla un realismo indigenista basado en una Arcadia que nunca existió y se gesta el mito de las Islas Afortunadas. Se inventa hasta el paisaje. El punto aglutinante más destacado fue, en la isla de Gran Canaria, la Escuela de Luján Pérez (fundada en 1917), pero también existió en menor medida en Tenerife, la otra isla que comparte la capitalidad de Canarias. Una situación que se mantuvo, en gran medida, hasta los años 80. Esta dicotomía, supuestamente antagónica, no es algo anómalo. En fin de cuentas el arte sólo es una expresión de la vida, de sus sentimientos y anhelos. Políticamente estamos observando que, junto a una globalización tendente a generar entidades administrativas, políticas y sociales más amplias y deslocalizadas, surgen movimientos nacionalistas como refugio a una pérdida de identidad, de carácter emotivo que, como en el caso del arte, necesitan muchas veces reinventar la historia. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: migueldesnudo

3 weeks ago

Strange Rules and Little-Known Etiquette for Nudist Colonies

Ok, I hate the term nudist colonies. It feels as this was a kind of a sect or secret cult. Then the use of strange seems to mean that this is a kind of a weird places. Any nudist club or resort is neither a sect nor a weird place. It’s a just a place where people live their own lives while enjoying total nudity.

However, the post Strange Rules and Little-Known Etiquette for Nudist Colonies is much better than its title implies. It describes the unknown rules to non naturist that are applied to almost all the nudist resorts in the world, and uses wonderful paintings to introduce each of it. Let’s list the 12 rules described in this post: Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nu et heureux – Naked and Happy

3 weeks ago

What is the reason to be naked?
Over at the Free Range Naturism Forum there was a question. “What is your reason (for being naked)?”

I quote Bob’s wise response:

“What is your reason (for being naked)?” is the wrong question and asserts that clothing is the default condition. WRONG.

Naked is our natural normal state of being. It needs no reason.

The real question is, “What is your reason to hide your beauty behind layers of ugly fabric?” Why do you fear to be seen as a human? What sickness forces your kind to cover yourselves even in the noonday sun, even when fabric and skins hold bacteria and stink, even when mother earth and father sky long for your freedom?

When the sight of another body of our own species is simply a matter fact, a curiosity, our lives have become much more authentic.
When the sight of another body of our own species is simply a matter fact, a curiosity, our lives have become much more authentic.

Yes, it feels daring and empowering to disregard the power of a shame based culture and reclaim our natural beauty. Yes the gentle caress of mother earth and father sky causes us to feel alive and sometimes sexual like a hungry animal. And yes, we sometimes risk the heavy hammer of a sick society punishing us for daring to be ourselves and out of their control. But that is not the reason to be who we are and that is not the reason they attack us. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Free Range Naturist

3 weeks ago