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How to sleep: Five important health reasons why you should always sleep naked
HOW TO sleep: Do you sleep naked? If so, you’re not alone, and the habit comes with some surprising health benefits such as losing weight.

Sleeping naked is common among much of the UK population, and if you’re yet to swap your pyjamas for your birthday suit then you might want to reconsider. According to research by Sealy UK, one in five people in Britain sleep naked, with those in Cardiff, Brighton and Southampton most likely to sleep in the nude. Sleeping naked has been scientifically proven to be good for you, and Neil Robinson, chief sleep officer at Sealy UK, explained all its top health benefits.

How to sleep: There are five health reasons why you should always sleep naked
How to sleep: There are five health reasons why you should always sleep naked

Your body needs to be naturally cooler at night, ideally around 1C lower than normal, to help you get a good night’s sleep, said Neil.

He explained: “A study conducted by the US National Institutes of Health found that keeping yourself cool while you sleep could help speed up your metabolism, as your body compensates by creating more brown fat to keep you warm.

“This brown fat produces the heat needed by burning calories, helping boost your metabolism all day long. The best way to keep yourself cooler when you sleep? Either invest in a duvet with a lower tog, or sleep naked.”

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Source: Daily Express

Original publication May 26, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 2nd June 2019

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The 7 beaches in Sussex where you can sunbathe totally naked
There are a handful of nudist beaches scattered across Sussex that you can enjoy while stripped off

It’s not long until summer finally arrives for 2019 in Sussex.

And while it means the potential for long days out on the beach it also means nudists from all over the country could soon be getting their kit off on our beaches after the popular spots were unearthed on a website.

The site, walkingclub.org, lists dozens of nudist beaches across the country – including seven in East and West Sussex.

IRENE ON THE BRIGHTON NUDIST BEACH WITH JANE RIDLEY
IRENE ON THE BRIGHTON NUDIST BEACH WITH JANE RIDLEY

There are a handful of nudist beaches scattered across Sussex that you can enjoy while stripped off.

But be warned – while some of the beaches are well established (and some of them are just for those in the know) there are often a number of local rules and regulations in place.

Prosecutors say naturists shouldn’t be targeted unless they are involved in an offence other than public nudity.

They say a balance needs to be struck between the naturist’s right to freedom of expression and the right of the wider public to be protected from harassment, alarm and distress.

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Source: KentLive

Original publication 25 MAY 2019

Posted on NatCorn 31st May 2019

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Petaluma’s Past: When D-Day dawned and nudists descended in 1944
“Nudes is nudes, whether it be good nudes or bad nudes!”

On June 6, 1944, 11,000 planes, 4,000 ships, thousands of smaller craft and 250,000 men invaded the shores of Normandy in northwest France, just 120 miles from German-occupied Paris. This incredi-ble event was to become forever known as “D-Day,” and it was to mark the beginning of the end to World War II in Europe.


The Normandy Invasion.
The Normandy Invasion.

History’s greatest armada had begun crossing the turbulent English Channel at midnight, in a driving rainsquall. Consisting mostly of American, British and Canadian forces, 4,400 of them were to perish as the troops beat down the Nazi coastal defenses. The following day, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced that several strategic bridges had already been captured. But, the news wasn‘t all about war, that summer of ‘44.

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Source: Argus Courier

Original publication April 19, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 25th April 2019

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New Research Shows That Naturism Improves Body Image & Happiness
Research Study Shows How Naturism Improves Body Image, Self-Esteem and Life Satisfaction

At last, we have an actual research study about naturism and its positive effects on body image and happiness! The research was published online in the Journal of Happiness Studies on January 21st, 2017. It set out to investigate the “possible psychological benefits of naturism.” As the author notes, naturists have long been making claims about how naturism improves self-esteem, body image, happiness and has many other benefits. But as the situation indicates, “very little empirical research has investigated these benefits or any plausible explanations for them.” This is sadly true. You’d think in an industry as big as this one, some organization would’ve funded this type of research by now.

Previous research studies demonstrate the positive effects of naturism on kids
Previous research studies demonstrate the positive effects of naturism on kids

The paper cites the few relevant studies that were conducted in the past 55+ years. There are a number of studies that show how naturism or nudity benefits children. Marilyn Story’s research from the 80’s found that nudist kids had a more positive body image than non-nudist kids. In their 1988 study, Lewis and Janda found a correlation between childhood exposure to non sexual nudity and increased self-esteem as well as comfort with sexuality in adulthood.

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Source: Felicitys Blog

Original publication September 18, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 13th April 2019

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Why Are People Ashamed of Being Naked?

Genesis tells us about the moment humans first “realized” they were naked, quickly followed by the moment they were first ashamed of being naked — but it doesn’t explain why humans were ashamed. Animals are naked (albeit furry), and for tens of thousands of years, so were human beings. So what changed — and if we wanted to, could we change back, and unlearn our shame? Recently, some British researchers attempted to find out.

Their theory is that the shame of being naked was codified in (most) human societies as a way of protecting mating pairs. (Perhaps it’s no coincidence that humans are among the few mammals that mate for life — and they’re also ashamed of being naked.) The thinking goes that humans’ natural gregariousness and need to interact outside the family group, coupled with nakedness, created too many temptations to stray from the mating pair. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Mental Floss

Original publication MARCH 11, 2009

Posted on NatCorn 25th January 2019

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Avoid a bum steer this summer: here’s what Australian law says about public nudity
The warm days of summer are almost upon us. Nudity on some Australian beaches is inevitable. But exactly how much of our flesh can we bare, and when, and where?

It should surprise no-one that, when it comes to the law and naked bodies, context is everything. The man who strips off for the sauna at the gym without any repercussions could be subject to a fine of many thousands of dollars if, a few hours later, he were to streak across the MCG during the cricket. The woman who plays beach volleyball in her birthday suit at New South Wales’ oldest nudist stretch of sand, Lady Bay Beach, without legal consequences could be fined an hour later should she not put on some form of covering when walking back to her car.

Sometimes public nudity is just fine, as it was at the 2018 Sydney Skinny Swim at Cobblers Beach.
Sometimes public nudity is just fine, as it was at the 2018 Sydney Skinny Swim at Cobblers Beach. AAP/Ben Rushton

Whether someone’s personal exposure attracts the attention of law enforcement depends upon what is deemed by officers to be an “obscene” act or “indecent” exposure. The words of the Office of Film and Literature Classification can be adopted usefully here. To determine whether something (or someone) is obscene or indecent, police must take into account the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults.

While there are many prosecutions around the country each year for lewd behaviour generally (which would include “flashing” and indecent exposure), prosecutions for nakedness on its own are extremely rare. There is one famous exception, but we need to go back four decades to rural Western Australia to find it. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Conversation

Original publication January 2, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 12th January 2019

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Nudity in Ancient Greece

While in today’s society the naked body is often seen as something to be ashamed of, in the ancient world nudity was seen simply as a part of everyday life. For the Ancient Greeks, the human body was a sacred thing that was meant to be celebrated in both art and everyday life.

An artist’s idea of how a Minoan priestess queen might have lived
An artist’s idea of how a Minoan priestess queen might have lived

Nude bull leaping

In Minoan culture, while complete nudity was not as prevalent as in other parts of Greece, the Minoan believed in equality for both genders in regards to being bare-chested. A popular sporting event at the time involved young adults, both men and women, who displayed their gymnastic skills by leaping through the horns of a charging bull. For practical purposes, the competitors would wear only a small, thin loincloth to ensure that they had freedom of movement and to avoid any hindrance due to clothing (getting caught up with a bra strap while facing a charging bull is one wardrobe malfunction you definitely don’t want to have). Continued…Read full original article…

Source: A Naked Girl

Original publication October 12, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 17th October 2018

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Naked truth: exposing the myth of Kouchibouguac’s ‘semi-official nude beach’
People get naked every year on Kelly’s Beach — to the displeasure of Parks Canada

Want to get back to nature?

It’s hard to imagine a more ideal setting that the pristine forests and beaches of Kouchibouguac National Park on New Brunswick’s Acadian coast.

But some visitors, park officials say, are taking it way too far.

The beach rules posted at Kelly's Beach don't expressly prohibit nude sunbathing.
The beach rules posted at Kelly’s Beach don’t expressly prohibit nude sunbathing. Julia Wright / CBC

Kelly’s Beach — a 25-kilometre stretch of dunes along the Northumberland Strait accessible only by a pedestrian boardwalk — is popular for its warm salt water, picturesque views, and endangered piping plovers.

But it’s also a hotspot for naturists — or nudists — who for years have enjoyed au naturel sunbathing, swimming and socializing in an isolated area south of the supervised beach.

“It does happen almost every year,” said Kouchibouguac visitor experience manager Jérôme Lussier. “Parks Canada is aware that this practice does occur at Kelly’s Beach, but it is not allowed.”

That hasn’t deterred some from letting it all hang out.

Kelly’s has been ranked among the “best nude beaches in Canada” by Cottage Life magazine, featured by photo-entertainment website the Chive as a place to find “naked Canadians,” and profiled on numerous nudist blogs. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: CBC

Original publication Aug 12, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 10th September 2018

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European Trip 2018
2018 . . . and our third consecutive year heading to Solaris Naturist Resort near Pôrec in Croatia. Our trip this year will begin on Friday 13th July from Colchester, Essex around 6pm when my wife and I will travel to Folkestone in our Swift Kontiki 669 motorhome

The countdown until we leave is on, today Gina and I have been cleaning, packing and organising our kit for the journey. In less than 72 hours we will have left Colchester and will have begun the 1000+ mile journey to Croatia. Because we will be away for 43 nights we have to make sure that we leave our affairs back home sorted and up to date, there is a lot to think about for both our family and friends and for our businesses and work commitments.

Thank you to all of you for taking the time to follow our trip this year, it would be great if you could message us and leave us comments whilst on our journey, it’s because of you that we are writing this blog so it’s really important that you give us feedback, all of your comments and feedback will be read and replied to . .. . thank you 🙂

After we cleaned the Kontiki this morning I took a couple of pics which I’ll post here for you . . . Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Rob & Gina – Solaris 2018

Original publication July 8, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 7th August 2018

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La mayor extensión de playa nudista
En Cabo de Gata

En otras zonas de España, hacia mediados de julio, se celebra el “Día sin bañador”. Pero en Vera no es necesario. En esta parte del litoral almeriense, cada día del año es posible bañarse completamente desnudo.

Vera tiene una tradición naturista muy sólida. Desde sus inicios, la playa El Playazo se diferencia en dos tramos. El Playazo es un manto de arena de más de 4.000 metros en el cual coexisten respetuosamente dos tipos de bañista. La zona norte es nudista mientras que la zona sur es de tradición textil. Se trata de una playa urbana, por lo que está acompañada de chiringuitos y servicios para los bañistas.

Es tan presente la fuerza del nudismo en Vera que hasta existen urbanizaciones naturistas por las cuales es frecuente encontrar gente paseando sin ropa. Incluso hay un hotel naturista a primera línea de mar, el Vera Playa Club, el primero de España en ofrecer servicios especializados para naturistas. Entre sus instalaciones más populares destaca la piscina, en la cual te puedes desprender de tu bañador y tumbarte al sol sin que nadie se escandalice. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Solturismo

Original publication Not available

Posted on NatCorn 27th 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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Visitors shocked by ‘nudist’ incident at Vale beach
A business owner in the western Vale has told The GEM that local residents and visitors to the area have been shocked that people are, according to reports, walking naked across fields near the coast in the Monknash area en route to beaches.

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

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

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

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

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

Source: The Cowbridge GEM

Original publication 11 July 2018

Posted on NatCorn 12th July 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: The Guardian

Original publication Wed 4 Jul 2018

Posted on NatCorn 5th July 2018

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Naturism: Individual freedom and respect for others, the naked
The naturism is growing in Portugal, the growing number of Portuguese and foreign adhering to the nude in the country. The News Minute to talk to Rui Elvas, president of Naturist Association Soul which was set up last year.

It earlier this month that the Meco Beach receives for the sixth time, Nudist league, Proof of five kilometers in the corridors men shoes running shoes (and nothing else, literally) in an attempt to end the misconceptions about the practice of naturism, which is defined as a philosophy of life in which we live in harmony with nature and that is reflected by the practice of nudism.

In Portugal, the trend is growing, having already eight legalized beaches to practice naturism, all south of the country, and “several dozen identified beaches of usual and customary naturist, some of them framed the law in force” points Rui Elvas, president of Alma Naturist Association, which was established in October last year by 11 naturists federated in order to contribute to the development of this practice in Portugal.

“In our activities, we seek beyond naturist scope activities, where clothing is optional, develop activities with other forms of citizenship for the environment and solidarity” explains Luis Elvas, it explained that the association presiding undergoes based ” in individual freedom, structured nuclei with financial freedom and own activities, enabling greater proximity to the naturist community and local government. ” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: OS Naturistas

Posted on NatCorn 30th June 2018

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No, Nudist’s Aren’t Perverts.
One common misconception of Nudists is that they are sex addicts and perverts. In fact, one need not to go far for articles that address the issue. But what are Nudists really about?

Although sex and nudism are two very different things, it’s easy to understand how and why people may confuse them. Many people view the naked body as something sexual, probably because a lot of shared naked activities are sex. So it’s understandable. And men, in particular, can be viewed as predatory if naked outside of these situations.

We are also brought up to view nudity as shameful, or dirty, dependent on either social, family or religious beliefs. It’s just being human. But, at the same time, so is learning.

Friendly non-sexual nudity
Friendly non-sexual nudity

The ‘Why?’ of Nudism varies on depending the person you ask, and that meaning may be very deep and special. For some, it is a lifestyle, for others; philosophical. It may even be a political and cultural statement. No matter the reason, the intent is usually good. And that’s great.

And when asked to describe Nudism, practitioners often use similar words. Freedom, relaxation, liberty, comfort and harmony are ubiquitous. And between these different definitions, there is one more important agreement. Nudism, as practised outside of the bedroom, doesn´t have anything to do with sexual pleasure. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: A Naked Girl

Original publication June 12, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 21st June 2018

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Important safety tip: Don’t fish naked
Humour columnist Bruce Gravel shares the story of the hook that went astray

The following is the naked truth; only the names have been changed.

In the 1970s, when in their 20s, friends of ours (let’s call them Felicity and Brendan) decided it would be fun to visit a naturist resort for a day. (Yes, naturist means nudist, but adherents prefer naturist. It sounds classier.)

Fishing naked is generally a bad idea, as a visit to a naturist community proved.
Fishing naked is generally a bad idea, as a visit to a naturist community proved. MetroCreative Graphics

Living in Montreal, they heard of such a resort in the Laurentian mountains north of the city. So one fine sunny Saturday in July, off they drove.

The resort was well off the beaten track (naturally). They ended up on a narrow dirt road cutting through dense woods. They came upon a gate blocking the road. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: My Kawartha

Original publication Jun 11, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 19th June 2018

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Le boom du naturisme
Le naturisme est en vogue actuellement, comme le montrent plusieurs initiatives. En France, pays pionnier de cette pratique, les événements se multiplient, à la faveur de l’amélioration des moyens de communication, mais aussi d’un engouement inédit pour ce qui est considéré comme un véritable mouvement.

Ainsi, un site de locations de vacances « où l’habillement est optionnel », sur le modèle d’Airbnb, a vu le jour il y a 2 mois, NaturistBnB. Ses fondateurs, Petri et Minna Karjalainen, eux-mêmes naturistes, l’ont créé parce qu’ils étaient frustrés de ne pas trouver de logements précisant que les naturistes y seraient particulièrement bienvenus.

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NaturistBnB propose déjà un grand nombre de locations de vacances ; on peut y trouver des cabanes dans les arbres, des voiliers, et même des appartements situés dans des capitales. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Express Live

Original publication 11 MAI 2018

Posted on NatCorn 15th June 2018

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College of Policing
Public nudity advice and decision aid

New guidance for England/Wales police (April ’18) regarding non-sexual nudity effectively removes chance of arrest for fact-established public/home (going about normal life) naturism

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Posted on NatCorn 12th June 2018

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Dare to bare: 15 of the world’s best nude beaches

Although still taboo in many places, casting aside your clothes at the shore has become a customary practice around the world in recent times.
From rocky coastlines to talcum powder fine sands, and big city bays to secluded shores, there are now hundreds of beaches where it’s perfectly legal (or at least de facto legal) to sunbathe, swim and otherwise frolic beside the sea in nothing more than your birthday suit.

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“Soft, smooth sand, warm ocean breeze, gentle ocean waves and lots of other naturists makes for a great clothing-optional beach,” says Nicky Hoffman of The Naturist Society, who’s also the managing editor of Nude & Natural magazine and co-author of “The World’s Best Nude Beaches & Resorts.”

While clothing-optional beach destinations may seem like a modern invention, it’s actually quite an old idea, a product of the otherwise prudish Victorian era. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: cnn

Original publication 24th May 2018

Posted on NatCorn 30th May 2018

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El Naturismo en Francia

Probablemente cuando hablamos de naturismo en Europa, uno de los países que mas tenemos en mente por su apertura y normalización social con el desnudo así como la variedad de lugares donde poder ir de vacaciones o afiliarse a centros naturistas es sin lugar a dudas Francia.

Uno de los destinos más frecuentes o con mayor oferta naturista es la región de Aquitania donde cerca de un 33% del turismo va a esta zona del país. Su normalización está mas extendida por todo el país pero quizás en esta zona es donde más personas y familias deciden visitar y pasar unos días. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Espacio de Información Naturista

Original publication MAYO 19, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 29th May 2018

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A naturist’s view on nudism. (And naturism!)
Nudism. Naturism.
Is there a difference? I know that in most of the US of A the words are used interchangeably.

I also know that in Europe, for instance, the two words are used differently. Naturism appeared after nudism. I’ve been thinking about those two words recently.

Nudist or Naturist?

Thoughts on the difference

Naturist bowlersNudism. The word has ‘nude’ as its base. Being nude. Like the people in the image on the right, playing bowling, having a clothes free, good time. Great for them, and if you’d ask me I’d join them in an instant. For one it’s a great way to be socially nude, and for another it would be nice to practice bowling again. (I truly suck at it.)

Naturist mountaineersNaturism. The word has ‘nature’ at its base. Being with/part of nature, like the people on the left. Naked in nature, being part of it and experiencing it that way. Exposing themselves to the real, rough world in their own vulnerability. It’s a way to get things into perspective. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: zjuzdme.org

Original publication May 16, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 19th May 2018

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Councillors discuss nude bathing and ‘meercats’ on Papamoa beach

The practices of nude sunbathing and “meercatting” on a notorious section of Papamoa beach has been discussed in a council meeting this afternoon.

Tauranga City Council’s community and culture committee was considering a reviewed Beaches Bylaw.

Tauranga City Councillors discuss nudity at Papamoa Beach
Tauranga City Councillors discuss nudity at Papamoa Beach Getty

Staff had elected not to include anything in the bylaw about nudity on the beach, but councillors said it was an issue that residents regularly raised with them.

Mount Maunganui/Papamoa ward councillor Steve Morris said residents had spoken to him about an area of Papamoa Beach which had historically been known for nude sunbathing.

It’s understood the area he was referring to was off Sandhurst Drive. The beach, near the junction of Maranui St and Papamoa Beach Rd, has been enjoyed by nudists for decades. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: New Zealand Herald

Original publication 8 May, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 13th May 2018

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A toast to naturism in a hotel in Britain
On a warm hot tub in the back garden of the first naturist spa hotel Britain, the champagne corks are popping.

The owner Tim Higgs, with a flute in his hand, is resplendent among the bubbles. Behind us, indifferent to drizzle of Birmingham, a naked couple reclining on lounge chairs, their faces are buried in copies of the magazine British Naturism and OK !. Elsewhere wander lonely men of middle age, with his arms dangling at their sides.

This is the scene feared by a group of local conservative councilors and residents who opposed the liquor license granted to the Clover Spa & Hotel. Appealing to the Birmingham City Council, they said that allowing the sale of drinks could lead to “an increase in inappropriate behavior and demonstrations of the meat” at the hotel, which opened in the suburb of Erdington in 2011. But the complaints did not give very sure. Following an important licensing committee meeting this week, Higgs is now free to sell alcohol to his guests Continued…Read full original article…

Source: os naturistas

Posted on NatCorn 30th April 2018

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Is Nudism a Natural Way to Save Money?

Despite its controversial reputation, people continue to join nudist communities. In fact, an estimated 10 to 15 percent of the American population prefers being in the nude. This begs the question of whether there’s a way to use nudism to save money?

Actually, many nudist colonies cost money to join — hence they’re often called resorts. They usually consist of walled-in communities of homes, apartments, and other amenities where people simply live in the nude.

These communities usually host a number of activities that people can perform naked — and one way or another you pay a fee to participate. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: savingadvice.com

Original publication April 26th, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 27th April 2018