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Naked Britain: Fashion photographer to open naturism exhibition
Fashion photographer Amelia Allen took off her clothes to document naturism in Britain. As an exhibition of her work opens in Edinburgh, she talks about how the project changed the way she felt about her body

How did you come up with the idea for this project?

My inspiration for the book Naked Britain came from an image taken by Magnum photographer Elliot Erwitt from 1968 of a naturist couple in Kent. I first saw his exhibition in New York when I was 16 before studying his work in photography at A level. I often photographed my friends naked and loved that the images where people appeared most vulnerable and raw were the most beautiful and honest. This triggered an interest in a community where people were naked all the time and I researched naturism to see if this existed in the modern day and particularly in Britain where our attitudes to nudity seem slightly dated.

An image from Amelia Allen's book Naked Britain
An image from Amelia Allen’s book Naked Britain

Being a fashion photographer means that I have spent the majority of my career photographing conventionally beautiful and aesthetically pleasing models who are used to display clothes. Everything surrounding this is, of course, to do with body image and having to look a certain way to fit a specific societal construct of what is seen as beautiful. Growing up today, through such a politically dynamic time, where women’s rights are a huge issue, I wanted to create a project that took liberation and freedom of body image into the limelight. I wanted to photograph a community that represented equality in body image, appearance, sexuality and gender.

As the project progressed I was fascinated by the fact that one week I was shooting London fashion week runway shows, and just 20 miles away was an entirely naked community, lounging in their own freedom of self love, liberation and body acceptance. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Scotsman

Original publication 27 February 2018

Posted on NatCorn 7th March 2018

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Vlaamse internationaal vermaarde pianist veroordeeld voor opnames met camerabril in nudistenkamp
In Bordeaux is een Vlaming veroordeeld tot 5.000 euro boete nadat hij in een nudistenvakantiepark vrouwen had gefilmd. In Amerika is de man een ­gerenommeerde ­pianist en ­orkestleider. Kristof V.G. (45, foto links) zelf zegt dat er een vergissing in het spel moet zijn. “Ik ben al vier jaar niet meer in Frankrijk ­geweest.”

Terwijl zijn gezin een uitstapje maakt, koopt V.G. zichzelf een dagticketje voor het naturistisch vakantiepark. De feiten spelen zich af in de ­zomer van 2017 in La Jenny, ten westen van Bordeaux. In zijn bril zit een camera verstopt waarmee hij urenlang de vrouwen in het park filmt.

Kristof V.G. filmde met zijn bril urenlang vrouwen op een nudistencamping.
Kristof V.G. filmde met zijn bril urenlang vrouwen op een nudistencamping. RR/RR

“Hij liep vreemd rond, soms scannend, soms ging hij gericht achter anderen aan”, klonk het gisteren bij de rechter. Dat vreemde gedrag en de te grote bril op zijn neus trokken de aandacht van de nudisten en een badmeester. Ze spraken hem aan en vonden de camera. Op de beelden bleek dat hij één vrouw zelfs een hele tijd gevolgd had. Omdat ­anderen filmen op de camping verboden is, moest hij voor de rechter komen. De opnames heeft hij wel nooit openbaar gemaakt. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: nieuwsblad

Original publication 24/02/2018

Posted on NatCorn 4th March 2018

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Naturismo para borrar los complejos de la adolescencia

La tradición naturista de l’Hexagone está bien establecida. Si cada vez son más los que pisan el suelo de Francia para probar las alegrías de un naturismo respetuoso y tolerante, el naturismo más joven sigue siendo discreto. Hagamos un balance…

¿Una generación púdica?

Si la práctica del naturismo se ha vuelto gradualmente democrática después de décadas de mojigatería, las generaciones nacidas en los años 1990 y 2000 tienden a vestirse. Sin embargo, el naturismo nunca ha excluido a los jóvenes, sino todo lo contrario. Desnudos, las diferencias en edad o riqueza se desvanecen, reforzando la personalidad de un adolescente a menudo desorientado. Desnudos, asumimos lo que somos, ignorando las complejidades y otras imperfecciones que se vuelven menores. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Info Nudismo

Original publication 27/02/2018

Posted on NatCorn 3rd March 2018

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Deje que vaya desnudo. Cuadernos de Derecho Local

A raíz del incremento de los ataques contra la libertad de expresión hacia los Naturistas por parte de algunos ayuntamientos, y de la asombrosa calificación por parte del Tribunal Supremo español del Naturismo como “no-ideología”, desde el movimiento Naturista venimos pidiendo a profesionales del derecho y a juristas de reconocido prestigio que se pronuncien. Y lo están haciendo.

En el 15º aniversario de la prestigiosa revista de derecho local de la Fundación Democracia y Gobierno Local Cuadernos de Derecho Local, número 45 de octubre de 2017, se publica un extenso estudio de 44 páginas titulado “«Deje que vaya desnudo». Regulación de las prácticas nudistas por los entes locales españoles”, firmado por Darío Badules Iglesias.

Cuadernos de Derecho Local cuenta con un Consejo Científico de mucho peso, con ex-magistrados del TC como Manuel Aragón Reyes, Javier Delgado, Pablo García Manzano y Juan Antonio Xiol, más otros muchos del TS, amén de un montón de profesores de universidades variadas. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Federación Española de Naturismo

Original publication 25 febrero, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 1st March 2018

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Naturismo, un camino hacia la auto-aceptación

Muchas personas a las que invitamos a conocer más de cerca el Naturismo dicen que primero tendrían que bajar de peso y adelgazar, pero eso nunca sucede. Sea como sea, quienes no se aceptan como son, se comparan a sí mismos con alguien. Inevitablemente es una búsqueda ilusoria, una excusa para ocultar sus frustraciones. Esta frase puede resumir perfectamente la dificultad de cualquier ser humano a sentirse aceptado por el resto de las personas. Muchas personas habrían probado la experiencia de nudismo mucho antes y algunos que no lo han hecho por el motivo de no aceptarse tal y como son.

Existe una teoría bastante fundada, que un cuerpo es mas bonito al desnudo que vestido, muchas personas “ganan” mas cuando se quitan la ropa que cuando intentan esconder aquello que los hace diferentes y seguramente bellos!.

Quien practica el nudismo / naturismo se encuentra a un paso de su auto- aceptación en la medida en que debe reconocer que las diferencias corporales constituyen la imposibilidad de la existencia de un patrón a seguir. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naturismo en Libertad

Original publication December 28th, 2017

Posted on NatCorn 28th February 2018

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How to become nudist?
You want to become nudist? You heard about nudism / naturism and you think this is perfect for you. But where do you start with that kind of lifestyle? How to become nudist? Do you just take off your clothes and walk around naked proudly saying “I´m a nudist!”? NO. It is not just as simple as that and there are several valid reasons for that. So, let´s start – step by step guide on how to become nudist from my personal experience.

First things first – feeling good in your skin

This can sound unnecessarily to say but thrust me this is the most important step when becoming a nudist / naturist. Feeling good in your skin can be so much more harder when you have absolutely no clothes on. That means you can´t simply hide your small or big imperfections. You can´t even accent things you love about yourself.

That can be hard for both men and women. We all look different, and we all have different definitions of what looks good. And, let´s be honest – we all want to look good. No matter how good we look to the others we will always find something on our bodies we are not happy with. That is just how it is.

But nudist beach is not catwalk! And don´t ever forget that. Nudist beach is not a place reserved for top models. Regular people just like me and you, people that have couple of kilos too much, people that have couple of kilos too many, short, tall, with long legs, with short legs… that are the people that you will see on a nudist beach. Normal people you can see everyday in your neighbourhood with two important things in common – they feel good in their skin and they love being naked. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naturism Girl

Original publication 22/02/2018

Posted on NatCorn 27th February 2018

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Cuando el cabo Piris ordenó retirar ‘La maja desnuda’ de un escaparate por pornográfica

Raro es el día que no nos levantamos con un nuevo caso de censura en estos tiempos aciagos para la libertad de expresión. Cuando no están encarcelando a algún rapero por cantar las verdades del barquero, un juez decide que secuestrar un libro es lo más normal del mundo (aunque consiga el efecto contrario) o la feria Arco hace un gigantesco ridículo al retirar una exposición por su incoveniente mensaje político.

Charete, de la librería Figueroa, mostrando el cuerpo del delito.
Charete, de la librería Figueroa, mostrando el cuerpo del delito. Hoy.

Esto con Franco sí pasaba, claro. Pasaba todos los días: cualquier libro, película, revista o periódico era revisada concienzudamente por el correspondiente censor para poder llegar al público convenientemente mutilada. Sin embargo, en ocasiones algún vigilante de la moral intentó ser más papista que el Papa y se pasó de frenada a la hora de aplicar el celo. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Publico

Original publication 22 FEB 2018

Posted on NatCorn 25th February 2018

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Desnud Arte: Aleah Chapin, la belleza a cualquier edad

Aleah Chapin nació en 1986 en Seattle, Washington (Estados Unidos) se licenció en Bellas Artes en el Colegio de Artes Cornish y obtuvo el Master en Bellas Artes en la Academia de Arte de Nueva York, también obtuvo una beca en el Programa Internacional de Arte de Leipzig, (Alemania) y es miembro de la MacDowell Colony de New Hampshire (Estados Unidos).

En el 2012 ganó el primer premio de la XXXIII edición del BP Portrait Award londinense por la obra a gran escala titulada “Auntie” en la que representa el desnudo de una amiga de la familia. Este cuadro forma parte de la serie “Aunties Project” que consta de una serie de desnudos de mujeres a las que la artista ha ido conociendo durante su vida. Sus retratos de cuerpo entero sorprenden por un realismo pictórico realmente impactante y son el contrapunto a los dictados de una sociedad exigente con el cuerpo de la mujer a la que no se le permite ningún tipo de imperfecciones, cambio de peso y que deben aparentar eternas adolescentes. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Info Nudismo

Original publication 20/02/2018

Posted on NatCorn 24th February 2018

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Britain’s oldest poppy seller who survived Auschwitz honoured with his own special pins
Royal British Legion bosses have given the special pins to celebrate Ron Jones turning 100

Britain’s oldest poppy seller who survived Auschwitz has now been honoured with his own commemorative pins.

Royal British Legion bosses have given the special pins to celebrate Ron Jones turning 100.

Ron is Britain's oldest poppy seller, aged 100
Ron is Britain’s oldest poppy seller, aged 100 WALES NEWS SERVICE

Former prisoner of war Ron, will sign each pack himself before they go on sale ahead of this year’s Poppy Appeal.

Each pack contains a pin from 1914 to 1918 to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War and to celebrate Ron’s birthday. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mirror

Original publication 11 FEB 2018

Posted on NatCorn 21st February 2018

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CRAS: Nudity
This week I present a re-post of a blog I wrote over on my other blog, I hope you like it!

If you’re not familiar with my term “CRAS” go here for an explanation.

Clothing demonstrates to others our character. What we do or do not wear projects our character to the world. As Christians we should strive to project Godly character with what we wear. We do not want to give a false impression of God’s people to the world. We should be humble but also project joy. We should dress according to occasion. Somber times (and corporate worship) call for somber dress and somber face. Joyful times, such as weddings, call for more joyous dress.

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But what about nudity? In my quest to become more Biblical in my thinking and less influenced by culture, this topic has come to mind any time a discussion of “modesty” comes across my newsfeed.

What we wear can demonstrate to others our openness or reservedness. Nudity is to be fully open and exposed. Which is why people generally do not like it. People do not like to be vulnerable. Sins and scars can be hidden with clothing. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Orthodox Nudist

Original publication February 7, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 17th February 2018

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Mass skinny dip for a good cause
Would you bare all for charity?

We wanted to create an event that would not only push the boundaries and drive awareness for an important cause, but also inspire people to let go of their inhibitions, have fun and celebrate their wonderful bodies in all their diversity.

If this hot weather is making you want to strip off and head to the beach, you could be in good company next month when the Bay of Plenty is hosting a group skinny dip for a good cause.

Breast cancer survivor Tracy Harding, 60 will be doing a naked swim as a fundraiser.
Breast cancer survivor Tracy Harding, 60 will be doing a naked swim as a fundraiser. George Novak

The inaugural Nude Dude charity swim is being held on March 15 at an unnamed Western Bay beach.

The swim will be a fundraiser for Tauranga’s Breast Cancer Support Service, which provides emotional and practical support for Western Bay women with breast cancer, and their families. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Bay of Plenty Times

Original publication 3 Feb, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 16th February 2018

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How Living in a nude-restrictive place made me a naturist
I have almost always been drawn to naturism. And for most of my adult life I have practiced nudism both publicly and privately. But it was not until I move to a nude-restrictive place where nudity in most any form is frowned up that my passion for the practice kicked into high gear.

From nudist paradise

A year ago I moved from the relatively nude-positive southern coast of Spain. Living in the center of the city of Malaga, I had several sanctioned nude beaches to choose from within a 30-minute drive or less. I often rode my bicycle to one beach which was not officially nudist, but where most goers basked clothes-free on the little-trafficked sand. The particular beach sat between two branches of a river bordered by a nature preserve. So the relative isolation meant few people took the time nor made the effort to visit it. And so, naturism could be enjoyed without much problem.

However, another beach near the heart of the city also afforded opportunities for naked recreation. This beach was part of what had once been a large private spa club with tennis courts and a charming canteen. The primary stretch of sand there was visible from the coastal highway and was not clothing-optional. But a smaller stretched tucked around the side of the small peninsula of the property presented no such restriction. Like the river delta beach, it was not officially clothing-optional. But nudity was allowed there. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nudist Planet

Original publication August 12, 2017

Posted on NatCorn 15th February 2018

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Naked in Motion – 2 years of nude yoga in New York, and counting

‘Naked in Motion‘ is a group of a few yogis in New York City and Boston with a great mission “to create spaces where all people can experience the freedom and empowerment of clothes-free movement without worrying about their safety”, and they have been making lots of buzz in press! So much in fact, that it’s hard to believe they are only two years old. This is particularly encouraging, given that many naturist events and organizations in NYC have recently disappeared, e.g., body-painting dance parties, Zensual yoga, Vita Nuda gatherings and sudden departure of YNA (I certainly miss their Nude Year’s Eve parties).

So, I finally made it to visit ‘Naked in Motion‘ – for their birthday class last Saturday (which only makes more sense to celebrate in birthday suits). The class was led by the founder – Willow and she made sure it was a safe and comfortable experience for all. Before the class, she read ‘Community Rules’ (which also came in the confirmation email). Frankly, I am not a fan of rules, but I may be just used to being in the naturist environment, where there is usually no need for such rules to be told explicitly – I heard from other newcomers that they appreciated this approach. The major part of the rules ensures that the environment is non-sexual and body-positive, and a subset is aimed to women and transgender people in particular, as they may have additional hurdles on their way to feeling comfortable in their own skin. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Active Naturists

Original publication 31 january 2018

Posted on NatCorn 13th February 2018

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What Makes a Photo a Naturist Photo?

The sky is overcast today with just the occasional whisper of a shower from time to time. It is quite warm, regardless, and we are enjoying the day. This morning we went for a shorter walk of just over four kilometres rather than our usual ten kilometres. Rather than wearing our Kiniki bathing suits, we wore clothing for the walk along the shorter section. Since it wasn’t sunny, it almost seemed pointless to wear bathing suits. Besides, swimming wasn’t on our agenda. Now that we are back, I have time for some writing and blogging.

I wondered for quite a while before deciding the theme for today’s post, quite some time actually. It wasn’t as if there is nothing to say, but whatever was to be said had to what emerged from within me rather than be forced by my head. It was the photo I took that had me realise that it was the use of images in social media in general that needed to be addressed. This photo above obviously shows that I am fully nude. It is Facebook friendly for a photo of a male nude though not Facebook friendly if this had been a photo of a woman. My nipples are safe while a woman’s serve as triggers for some, especially the good folks at Facebook. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Sky Clad Therapist – The Naked Psyche

Original publication JANUARY 31, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 12th February 2018

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Sección de libros: El adolescente: sexualidad, vida y crecimiento

El otro día, mi hija me devolvió un libro que le había dejado hace tres años; cuando lo hizo, mi corazón dio un vuelco… este libro ha marcado mi vida, y no fui consciente de ello cuando lo compré, en aquel kiosco de la calle Herrero de Castellón, bajo la que entonces era mi casa… El libro en cuestión era éste.

Como se ve, el libro ha sido muy consultado (por mí, porque mi hija dice que no lo ha leído…)
Como se ve, el libro ha sido muy consultado (por mí, porque mi hija dice que no lo ha leído…)

En aquellos momentos, yo tenía 16 años. El kiosco en cuestión lo regentaba un joven kiosquero de unos 35 años, bastante alternativo (de hecho, posteriormente montó un restaurante vegetariano llamado Elcusecoana, que fracasó), aunque el día que descubrí este libro estaba una señora más mayor, probablemente su madre (o al menos eso me parecía; creo recordar, además, que la señora era inglesa o al menos tenía acento británico…). Al abrir el libro, lo primero que descubrí fue su precio… 550 pesetas… algo un poco inalcanzable, dado que entonces mi paga semanal debía rondar las 200 pesetas. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: El eurociudadano nudista

Original publication 30 de enero de 2018

Posted on NatCorn 11th February 2018

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San Pedro del Pinatar ignora al Defensor del Pueblo y mantiene la prohibición del nudismo en sus playas

Ciudadanos denunció ayer que el Ayuntamiento de San Pedro del Pinatar “ha vuelto a ignorar al Defensor del Pueblo y sigue hoy sin responder a su requerimiento de que se pronuncie sobre nuestras propuestas para eliminar la prohibición expresa del nudismo de su Ordenanza de Playas”.

El Defensor del Pueblo ha desautorizado la prohibición del nudismo impuesta por el Ayuntamiento de San Pedro en sus playas
El Defensor del Pueblo ha desautorizado la prohibición del nudismo impuesta por el Ayuntamiento de San Pedro en sus playas DIARIO 16

El portavoz local, José Luis Ros, considera que la actitud del equipo de Gobierno del PP para con la institución que preside Francisco Fernández Marugán “es desleal y ante todo, una falta de respeto, porque no hay mayor desprecio que la indiferencia, el famoso no hacer aprecio de nuestro refranero. Y se hace más dolorosa cuando se hace con una de las instituciones más respetadas de nuestra Democracia”. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Diario de la Manga

Original publication 25/01/2018

Posted on NatCorn 8th February 2018

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Popular beach in Cornwall has a very intriguing secret most tourists miss completely – and it’s only revealed at low tide
Crantock Beach in Cornwall has a secret that’s become the stuff of legends with locals, but it only becomes obvious at low tide

Crantock Beach in Cornwall has long been a hit with visitors for its sandy shores and swimming-friendly waters.

However, the far side of the beach is home to a host of small caves hidden amongst the rocks that you could easily miss if you didn’t know to look out for them – and they hold an intriguing secret.

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The caves are only accessible during the low tide, but those who make the trip will discover a series of intricate carvings that have become the stuff of local legend.

Etched into the walls are carvings of the outline of a horse, the close-up of a woman’s face, and a pretty love poem that reads, “Mar not my face by let me be/Secure in this lone cavern by the sea/Let the wild waves around me roar/Kissing my lips for evermore”. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mirror

Original publication 29 JAN 2018

Posted on NatCorn 7th February 2018

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From Idea to Concept: Creating The Secret Life of a Naturist
I have been enjoying creating the cartoon The Secret Life of a Naturist for the Clothes Free Life online magazine for the past three weeks and thought I would give a you a sneak peek at the creating process that goes into each one.

Creating a cartoon old school (without computer graphics) by drawing and inking. First of course, is coming up with a story for the characters. In a cartoon strip it has to have a beginning, middle and end all in the space of seven to nine panels. The idea is not to have a laugh out loud punchline but a situation that may be humorous enough that the reader can connect with.

In today’s instalment, I first wrote a few notes on my tablet that briefly outlines the plot. I break it down into panels as they will eventually appear on the strip with what the character’s will be saying or thought balloons or sound effects. This writing concept is similar to theater or movie scripts. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naturist Fab

Original publication JANUARY 28, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 6th February 2018

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Portugal, en la ruta del naturismo internacional

Un equipo activo y afinado la FPN-Federación Portuguesa Naturista, a través de su presidente Rui Elvas y su vicepresidente Paulo García ponen a Portugal en la ruta del naturismo internacional.

La Federación Portuguesa Naturista ha cumplido 40 años de actividad en 2017. La FPN es la única entidad en Portugal acreditada para la emisión de la tarjeta de identidad naturista reconocido por la INF – Federación Naturista Internacional.

La Federación Portuguesa Naturista aglutina actualmente al CNC-Club Naturista de Centro, al CNA-Club Naturista del Algarve, la SPN-Sociedad Portuguesa de Naturalogia y la AAN-Alma Asociación Naturista recientemente afiliada. Portugal además será la sede del próximo Congreso Internacional de Naturismo en 2018. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Info Nudismo

Original publication 27/01/2018

Posted on NatCorn 5th February 2018

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Man Files Complaint About “Excessive Nudity” In Men’s Locker Room
“I don’t think it’s right that these men make it so uncomfortable for others with their nudity.”

A Canadian man is complaining about what he describes as “excessive nudity” in the men’s changing room at his local public pool.

Norm Waddell goes to the Cowichan Aquatic Centre in Duncan, British Columbia, for physiotherapy. He told staff the men’s locker room is packed with elderly men letting it all hang free. Waddell admits they’re not doing anything illegal, but insists the lockers are for public use and everyone should feel comfortable in them.

“I don’t think it’s right that these men make it so uncomfortable for others with their nudity,” he said. “I have a son who is not comfortable with it either. There are separate cubicals and shower stalls in the change rooms so these men should be made to use them.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Logo newnownext

Original publication 1/23/2018

Posted on NatCorn 2nd February 2018

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Children in Naturism

Our children are being raised in a society where we are constantly bombarded with messages that make us feel ashamed and insecure about our bodies. We are told that we are only worthy if we reach the impossible ideals of the beauty myth. Concurrently, our bodies are also being objectified and over-sexualized. Naturism is the very antidote to all those ills that afflict our world.

Children raised in naturism learn to accept the human body and recognize that everyone is unique. Comfort with nudity combined with naturist values lead to a healthy self-image and strong self-esteem. Although good parenting is by far the most important factor in raising children, naturism helps to promote their confidence and understanding about their bodies.naturist / nudist baby

Anyone who has observed children knows that they are enthusiastic naturists. We have never seen young children who are self-conscious when nude. In fact, you may observe them squeal with delight when they are allowed to run around nude. It is only in their later years that they are pressured into being self-conscious and adopt older people’s phobias about the body. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Bare Oaks

Posted on NatCorn 31st January 2018

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All The Ways Being Naked Can Make You A Healthier, More Confident Person

There are plenty of reasons why people chose to become nudists, we have already discussed some in our article 7 reasons why you want to be a nudie so we’re not going to repeat them all. But shortly summarized it’s mostly about comfort, self esteem, liberation or the connection to nature.
Those are the same reasons we use to explain our nudie lifestyle when people ask about it and more than often the other party understands, agrees or even gets tickled to give it a try themselves.
But recently someone countered our answer with: “Yes, but why do you need to do that in group?”
“Well… well.. yes… good question!”

As a matter of fact we couldn’t really think of a good reason at that moment. And the person was right. We all have our own reasons to be nude, whether it’s because we don’t like tan lines or because we prefer the touch of a summer breeze over the touch of fabric on our bodies. Those reasons explain why we like to take off our clothes, but not why we like to do so among others.
We had to think about this because this question kept playing in our heads (and because we hate to stand speechless).
Why do we sometimes travel far to (and often spend money on) just being naked in group? Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naked Wanderings

Original publication April 10, 2017

Posted on NatCorn 30th January 2018

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Would you work out NAKED? Health coach explains how exercising in the buff leads to better results – and it can even improve your sleep quality

More people than ever are ditching their clothes in favour of nude workouts.

Activities like naked yoga have making waves in Australia over the past few months with both men and women reporting better results, improved sleep and a boost in their body image as a result of exercising naked.

Doing exercise in the nude is on the rise, with activities like naked yoga making waves in Australia
Doing exercise in the nude is on the rise, with activities like naked yoga making waves in Australia Nude Yoga Girl Instagram

‘There are various studies that claim that baring it all in your exercise routine can help improve body image, mood, sleep and much more,’ the holistic nutritionist told FEMAIL.

Lee explained that one of the reasons we choose to exercise is to feel comfortable in our own skin.

‘As humans, we like to feel good and that’s perfectly natural. Working out in the nude can help us slowly feel more comfortable in the skin we’re in,’ she said.

‘While running on the treadmill with your parts jiggling a little may seem like a bit of a foreign concept, it can help you keep an eye on your progress.’

Unfortunately Lee said that it has become commonplace in our society for people to be unhappy with their bodies.

‘Being in the nude can help connect you to your body, reduce shame, improve self-acceptance and increase your sense of self-worth,’ Lee said.

‘The vulnerability of being naked with others can help unite people and create the realisation that we all have our own insecurities but we’re all beautifully human.’ Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mail

Original publication 22 Jan 2018

Posted on NatCorn 29th January 2018

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Nudist Reality vs. Cancelled Calgary Nude Swimming Event

It’s 2018 and the community that wears a swimsuit in the pool or ocean has a long way to go to understand the nudist lifestyle and values Recently the city of Calgary cancelled a nude swimming event planned for an indoor swimming/recreation facility sponsored by the group Calgary Nude Recreation.

This wasn’t the first time a nudist group had rented a city of Calgary owned facility for an event and it won’t be the last either. Unfortunately this time, public outcry and threats of violence pushed city officials to cancel the event. An online petition supported by more than 22,000 people framed the argument against the event stating the following concerns:

“I respect the concept and believe in an 18+ setting it could be a popular event. However, having naked children around a bunch of naked adults doesnt seem like a good idea for any reason. Realistically there is alot of mental illness out there that this event could trigger/effect. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Clothing Optional Trips

Original publication January 21, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 28th January 2018

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Rhassoul/Rasul

A friend in London emailed me this week to tell me about her second ‘rhassoul’ spa treatment. She’d previously had a rhassoul (or rasul or sometimes even ghassoul) experience in London, but this time it was at a Wellness centre in Germany.

Let me explain what the Rasul/Rhassoul is first.

It’s a soap made from clay, so that if you lather it up you can effectively create a mud covering to your skin. Moroccan -Rhassoul comes from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco- people have used rhassoul for centuries as soap and shampoo. The ritual of using Rasul appears to be akin to the Hamman -although please don’t write and tell me if I’ve got that wrong! 🙂 although the ‘mud’ element does make it seem like another ‘wellbeing’ experience with which some of you may be familiar. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The SL Naturist

Original publication January 21, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 27th January 2018

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The day I overcame my feelings of body inadequacy

Looking back now with hindsight, I realise I hated my body during my teenage years. I was deeply body-ashamed, hating my female shape, and afraid to look at myself from my neck down. It became normal for me to hide behind layers and layers of clothing.

I wasn’t alone, as many of my girlfriends also had body issues, but not to my extremes of feeling ashamed. I was so body conscious that for over a decade I never once set foot inside a swimming pool or went to a beach. Thankfully my parents didn’t actually notice why I was so intent on avoiding beach holidays, accepting that I would prefer to take my own vacations abroad. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Irish Naturist Blog

Original publication January 21, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 26th January 2018

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WNBR – Mexico City 2017

It’s been a month since the devastating earthquake in Mexico City, and let’s hope it will recover well, to be better than before. I saw quite a bit of this city in June during one of the most fun events imaginable: the World Naked Bike Ride! Already in my first ever WNBR – in Madrid 2009 – it was clear that such rides provide an amazing way to see the city, and in the company of hundreds naked (or so) people. Can you think of a better city tour? And it’s all for a great cause to promote cycling to be the major mode of urban transportation in response to ever increasing pollution and overpopulation. Nudity here helps to get the message across: cyclists use the pure power of human body (so, show that body!) – and yet we are the ones who are most prone to the truly indecent exposure to the traffic and vehicle pollution.

And it doesn’t hurt to get some more specific messages written on those naked bodies, so in the beginning of the event, many people spend time with body-painting and decorating themselves in other funny and creative ways. I had ‘energía pura’ written on my thigh, and this guy – ‘fragile’, another reminded to keep the distance of 1.5 m away from cars (‘distancia de autos 1.5 m’), others just acknowledged their love to cycling, etc etc. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Active Naturists

Original publication 20 October 2017

Posted on NatCorn 24th January 2018

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Losing Clothes, Finding Zen: What It’s Like at a Nudist Resort

Each and every pore on my body is flexed shut. My anatomy — I’ll spare you the details — is visibly cold. I had thought November would be a mild month for Big Sur, California, and I was only half right: It was a beautiful and warm day to be naked outdoors among strangers, but by nightfall, freezing winds are blowing over the Pacific and into my bloodstream. Then I plunge my body into a hot mineral bath, and every cell in my body sighs.

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This is hour seven at the Esalen Institute, where I’ve elected to spend the weekend in the hopes of shedding inhibitions, self-consciousness, and clothing for a few days of totally nude R&R. (Vacations are a lot less stressful when you’re not responsible for a beach bag.) I’m also devoting a total of nine and a half hours to unguarded self work with 30 strangers and two professionals who are also strangers. Annoyingly, I’m calling this “emotional nudity.” Do you get it? There is basically one place on earth that asks you politely to share your innermost thoughts and feelings and fears and insecurities with a group of people you have never met before, and, yeah, if you use the pool or baths, would you mind also not wearing clothes? Thank you so much. Welcome to Esalen. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: allure

Original publication JANUARY 19, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 22nd January 2018

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Flashback: Tarrant County nudists threw caution, clothing to the wind

Like to walk around in your birthday suit? Worry about getting enough Vitamin D? The 1930s had a great option for you: nudist colonies. In 1933 a group of more than fifty prominent Forth Worth young people formed their own nudist colony in the woods on the edge of town. Why?

The headline and subhead of an October 27, 1933 article
The headline and subhead of an October 27, 1933 article

Simple: They wanted to “engage in their hobbies of psychology, astrology and nature, and a general pursuit of health.” Far from a salacious affair, the colony genuinely just wanted to hang out, exercise together, and take a lot of “sun baths.” The people who originally formed the colony included married and unmarried couples, their children, some “stags” and “single maidens.” To keep it all on the up and up they even hired a “physical instructor” who was educated about the “pitfalls” and “assets” of nudism. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Dallas News

Posted on NatCorn 21st January 2018

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Body Shaming and how naturism helps combat it
This week in the USA, a Playboy model was found guilty of invasion of privacy in her attempt at body shaming a fellow gym member. While in the locker room of her gym, she took and uploaded a picture of an elderly female showering. On the uploaded image she wrote, “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either.” To her credit, she later apologized. But the damage was done by then. The incident is one of many recent news stories about narrow-minded people body shaming others. And it makes me think about the body positive attitude that stems from naturism.

Let me begin by stating clearly that body shaming happens within the naturist world. Yet naturists seem to have more of an acceptance and appreciation for all bodies than society at large does. As anecdotal evidence we can have a look at the Facebook or Twitter feed of most nudist groups. They proudly show photos of bodies in all shapes, sizes, colors and ages. And comments left are overwhelmingly supportive if not down right celebratory.

Why is this? I believe it is simply because the more bodies you see nude, the more accepting you become of all the variations. This happens with anything, really. Repeated exposure relaxes our defensive — intolerant — judgement and normalizes that to which we are exposed. So the more time you spend among nudists the more you’ll see the incredible spectrum of diversity that the human body is capable of. And you grow to admire and treasure this variation. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nudist Planet

Original publication May 27, 2017

Posted on NatCorn 19th January 2018

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Nudity, Censorship and Discrimination

Imagine you are a gay man or woman happily married to someone of the same sex. To celebrate your love, you post a vacation photo with your significant other, kissing on the beach. None of your friends or family members object to the image, because they have known you and your spouse for many years, and they are accepting of your relationship. Except, of course, for Uncle Fred. Uncle Fred is a Bible-thumping evangelical, and he strongly opposes gay unions. For him, homosexuality is wrong. What’s more, Fred believes that the sight of two men kissing is harmful to his children. They might get the wrong idea, he argues. God forbid, his kids might even turn gay! So Fred contacts Facebook, marking your content as inappropriate. You are hence banned from Facebook for a week. In addition, you are told that if you post such an offensive image again, your account may be suspended for life. The message this sends is clear. Being homosexual is wrong, and for the “good” of the community, you must hide your perverse lifestyle from the public eye.

Kids grow up differently in Europe.
Kids grow up differently in Europe.

In today’s enlightened world, Fred’s complaint would go unheeded. We now recognize that anti-gay rhetoric is discriminatory. We accept the LGBT community because we know that different forms of sexual identity are not the result of mental illness, and that the sight of two men kissing will not harm our children. We have sufficient evidence that children born to gay parents turn out to be upstanding and productive members of society. Whatever harmful beliefs were once directed at the LGBT community were largely based on the Book of Leviticus, and early Judaism, and have no place in our modern world.

And yet, Facebook continues to discriminate against a minority group. Naturists were once treated with the same level of condemnation and hostility as the LGBT community. Like social lepers, early nudists lived as outcasts, in the most isolated parts of the country, and were subject to police raids and arrests, even when their activities were hidden behind closed doors. Most naturists I know do not tell people what they do on weekends. Many of us live in a state of anxiety (I know I do) over how we might be judged. I have met people who traveled outside the country just to be free of clothing, yet refuse to visit the club a mile from their house for fear of being discovered. I have known people who have lost their jobs because of their online naturist profiles. But while acceptance of the LGBT community continues to grow, naturists remain marginalized and misrepresented. By acting on our beliefs, we risk placement on the Sex Offender Registry List, to be forever associated with rapists and pedophiles. While nudists are permitted to promote their ideology in writing, we are never allowed to act upon that ideology. In being censored, we are silenced, and our arguments made ineffectual. There is no greater proof of nudism than to see whole families, on the beach, at campgrounds or in family pools, naked and innocent. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Writers Disease

Original publication September 2017

Posted on NatCorn 18th January 2018

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Europeans take off their trousers for annual ‘No Pants Subway Ride’
Organisers say there is “no agenda for the event apart from a desire to make others laugh and smile.”

People in cities across Europe took off their trousers in public on Sunday for the annual ‘No Pants Subway Ride.’

The 17th edition of the worldwide trouserless train ride has seen events organised in European cities including Copenhagen, Prague, Zurich, Lisbon, London and Berlin.

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Hundreds of people had signed up to join the events in Europe, pledging to take off their trousers en masse while travelling on the underground. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: euronews

Original publication 07/01/2018

16th January 2018
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“Why I love being nude”: the health benefits of being a nudist
Cherie Lidbury talks about how she feels more comfortable without clothes.

Who doesn’t love the thrill of being naked? Whether it be walking around the house sans clothes when you’re home alone or that time you threw caution to the wind and went skinny dipping, there’s something intimately freeing about getting your gear off.

Cherie Lidbury and her art
Cherie Lidbury and her art

While for most of us nudity is about all about a moment of spontaneity, for some it’s a permanent lifestyle choice.

Cherie Lidbury, who lives in Newcastle on the New South Wales coast, says she fell into the nudist lifestyle in her 30s when she was a sales rep on the road and has embraced the concept ever since. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Whimn

Original publication September 13, 2016

15th January 2018
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I Tried It: Naked Yoga
Namaste in the nude.

Believe it or not, the first thing you notice is the heat.

The author in position. (Staged photo, no photography is allowed at naked yoga.)
The author in position. (Staged photo, no photography is allowed at naked yoga.)

In the corner of a dance studio on the third floor of an undisclosed location, I lean against a piano and loosen my belt while wiping the sweat gathering on my forehead. Soon I am naked, about to take my first-ever yoga class—garbed or otherwise—with the dozen or so lads of Naked Yoga for Men, a Cambridge-based group that has practiced yoga au naturel for the last 15 years. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Boston Magazine

Original publication 9/25/2015

14th January 2018
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A quick history lesson, how nudism got started in the USA.

In 1929 the flow of German immigrants and tourists began bringing the roots and ideas of the nudist lifestyle to America. It was Kurt Barthel, a German immigrant, who got the ball rolling by informing people that nudism was very common in Germany and France and spreading to other countries. On Labor Day of that same year, Kurt and 3 other couples in Peekskill, New York began American Social Nudism. Just a few months later the American League for Physical Culture ( ALPC ) was founded and within a couple of months they had over 50 members. In 1931 the Reverend Ilsley Boone came on board. He was elected vice president of the ALPC. Now things were really moving. Social nudism received national attention in North America with the forming of the National Nudist Conference, then several years later it became the American Sunbathing Association and just a short time ago it became (and is still known as) the American Association for Nude Recreation.

It was not as easy as it sounds. Many of the above clubs were raided by police. In 1956, in the state of Michigan, a Christian radio evangelist took it into his liberty to close down the Sunshine Gardens Nudist Resort, although to our satisfaction, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled naturists have the right to practice nudism within private resorts. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Dayton Warm Breezes Naturist Club

13th January 2018
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Couple in their fifties share what it’s like to live a nudist lifestyle
An office worker fell in love with a fitness instructor after meeting online, and now like any couple, they spend their time enjoying all their shared interests together… except they do it completely naked.

49-year-old Richard Opperman has been a naturist since his twenties. He decided to swiftly add this into conversation when first talking to his now wife, Grace, 51. Soon after finding out about Richard’s preferences for being naked, she got in on the act, too.

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Grace, from Hampshire, who met Richard in 2008 recalled: ‘His way of telling me was by talking about a naked bike ride he’d done. ‘I thought, ‘You’ve done what?’ We’d been together for around a year when he told me. He asked if I’d want to do it too. At first, I declined, but, after thinking about it, I agreed to go on the naked bike ride with him, but only to go topless. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Metro

Original publication 8 Jan 2018

11th January 2018
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Naked winter holidays: Would you strip off at one of these nudist resorts?
IF YOU’RE courageous enough to strip off and brave the cold, here are five winter vacations for people who love holidaying in the buff.

Nudist beaches have become more and more popular with Brits over the past few years.

In fact, a whopping 59% of Brits say they would like to go completely naked on holiday – although only 8% of us have actually done it.

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If you do fancy stripping off on your holibobs you don’t have to wait until summer.

From saunas to ski slopes, there are locations all over the world for cold-weather nudists.

If you’re willing to brave the chilly temperatures, here are five of the best winter nudist destinations for 2018: Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Star

Original publication 10th January 2018

10th January 2018
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‘Nude, not rude’ – Naturism making a comeback
Baring bottoms and flouncing fleshy bits at nudist clubs may seem like a lifestyle from a bygone era, but it’s having something of a renaissance.

Young people are embracing their nakedness in shared spaces, which has led to a rise in Facebook groups with hundreds of members and boosted numbers at nudist clubs.

Donna Miller, President of Naturism New Zealand.
Donna Miller, President of Naturism New Zealand. RNZ / Eva Corlett

One club that’s experienced a boost in bodies is the Auckland Outdoor Naturist Club.

It was created almost 70 years ago and sits on 26 acres of native bush and grounds on the outskirts of Henderson. There’s a swimming pool, two spas, tennis courts, bush walks and the “Barebum Bar”, open for drinks and BBQs. Occasionally, there are dress up parties and a nude olympics. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Radio New Zealand

Original publication 3 January 2018

7th January 2018
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BBC wildlife host Kate Humble strips off for skinny dip in freezing lake
Kate, 49, bared all as she took to being at one with nature for new series Off The Beaten Track, filmed in Wales

BBC presenter Kate Humble sheds her clothes to go skinny dipping in scenes watched by millions of TV viewers.

The Londoner, 49, displayed her bare backside as she plunged into a freezing lake while travelling around Wales for her new BBC2 series Off The Beaten Track.

Kate Humble bares her backside in BBC2 series Off The Beaten Track
Kate Humble bares her backside in BBC2 series Off The Beaten Track BBC

Kate said she wanted to see if she was “brave enough to immerse herself” in the world of artist Natasha Brooks, who regularly swims naked.

Describing her nude dip, she said: “There’s that middle bit where it creeps over your thigh.
“I can’t speak because it’s so cold.”

The Springwatch host has previously revealed her fondness for sunbathing naked in her French holiday home and claims she once danced naked in the desert with her husband. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Sun

Original publication 4th January 2018

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Five naturist beaches within easy reach of Somerset
There are some fantastic beaches where you can enjoy total freedom

There are not many opportunities during the great British summer to catch a tan, let alone an all over bronze.

But every now and then, the sun shines bright enough to embrace shedding some clothes.

Sillery sands near Lynmouth, Devon.
Sillery sands near Lynmouth, Devon. Instagram:jrrrobinson

For those that like the feeling of the sea wind around their person, with no garments to obstruct it, then there are some beaches for you.

While Somerset does not have a beach where naturism is welcomed there are a few just over the county border.

Here you are can strip back to your birthday suit and enjoy the heat of the sun and the sounds of the sea. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: SomersetLive

Original publication 26 AUG 2017

3rd January 2018