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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


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

Why this man thinks more people in Devon should get naked
“There are times when clothing is uncomfortable and unnecessary – nudity is often far more practical.”

A national advocate for open nudity has spoken about why he thinks the attitude to being naked needs to change.

Peter Wright, 64, a legal volunteer for the British Naturism group, got in touch after reading several stories about naked people on DevonLive last week.

Peter Wright of British Naturism
Peter Wright of British Naturism

They included reports of a man spotted walking naked down Exeter High Street and a couple who were caught having sex in a field in Holsworthy.

But Peter has told that he believes public nudity should be more acceptable. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: DevonLive

3 weeks ago

Investigan la tala “salvaje” de árboles en el merendero de la playa de Vera
La asociación de vecinos Veraplayazul, que califica el hecho de “hachazo a la convivencia” culpa al Ayuntamiento de permitir el corte de pinos y el destrozo del patrimonio natural del municipio así como de un punto de encuentro de la ciudadanía.

La asociación de vecinos Veraplayazul ha denunciado que una tala salvaje ha destrozado el merendero de la playa de Vera. Un espacio que formaba parte de su patrimonio natural y cultural pues acogía, frente a un conocido hotel, la única pinada de su litoral y era un punto de encuentro y de convivencia en actos festivos como el Día de la Vieja.

Añaden los vecinos que la constructora de una finca colindante “no sólo ha arremetido contra los pinos” que se asientan en su terreno sino que “ha roto la valla del merendero para comenzar el hachazo por los que acogía el espacio vecinal”, siempre abierto al disfrute del público. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nudonaturismo

3 weeks ago

Why hockey players in Australia are going nude
“This calendar, as part of the work we are doing at The Perth Pythons, is our contribution to making hockey a more inclusive sport,” a hockey player said.

Lending its strong support to the LGBT community and to discourage homophobic slurs in sport, The Perth Python men’s hockey team in Australia just did the unthinkable – shed all their clothes on the field for a calendar photoshoot.

Perth Pythons Hockey Club

“Growing up, I would hear a lot of homophobic slurs thrown around the hockey field.

“I wasn’t able to stand up for others or myself because I was too scared of being rejected by my teammates,” the quoted Perth hockey player Reid Smith as saying. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: ZeeNews

4 weeks ago

Keep Calm and Stay Naked
It’s that time of year again when naturists/nudists go into a bit of hibernation of sorts. I have blogged previously about my experiences and tips for surviving as a naturist through the long Canadian winter (Check them out here and here if you like) and have not yet thought of anything of value to add on the subject.

With nothing of value to add to the surviving the winter naked conversation, I decide to start a different post than my usual “naturist experience” based ones, with the topic of current state of naturism as I saw it and the underlying politics and problems holding us back. But ultimately if got a little depressing and I could not remember what I thought would be the benefit of my rambling complaints.

Rather than focus on the ridiculous state of affairs at the International NaturistFederation or the sad (but totally understandable) announcement from YoungNaturists/Nudists of America that they are winding down all YNA operations, and don’t get me started on the many so called Twitter naturists who are really just porno addicted, dick pic sending perverts. This paragraph alone should show you how sad that post would have been
Instead I wanted to talk about the positive things going on and in the world of Naturism. There is plenty going on that give me hope that being a naturist is getting better and easier than even a few years ago. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nude in Canada

9th November 2017

The “Naked in the Wilderness” Principle

We believe that naturists experience the wilderness, the natural world, and each other, at a more elemental level. Nudity is a state of being, no more no less. Removing barriers is fundamental to that natural connection, be they mental barriers, societal burdens, emotional struggles, or, yes, clothing. Just as nothing between the soil and our feet, the sun on the skin, is so grounding, so it is true with each of us meeting free of the preconceptions that come with our modern world. When we shed our cloths, we also shed the image we have consciously or subconsciously created and struggle to maintain. When free from those constraints, all that will manifest is our unique human personality, with all our charms and failings intact, as natural as the fields and waters we travel upon. Just as our bodies reflect our great diversity, our past struggles, scars, and joyous hopes, so our unique personalities are freed to meet each other from a place of harmony.

Naked in the wilderness is not just something we like to say, it is really what sustains us. The wilderness can be anywhere because it is the coming together, creating openness and the corresponding vulnerableness that leads to acceptance. Not just of our bodies, but our place in this universe. We perceive the earth with all our senses. We perceive each other through spirit.

When you stand before nature, and each other, and affirmatively declare, “Here I am, in this time and in this space” and see your existence validated by the woods, the water, the wind, as well as each member of this community, that is when we find our true life-joy. That is where we relax and settle into our being and find peace. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Minnesota Naturist Campers

7th November 2017

‘How photographing naturists helped me to love my body’
Amelia Allen went from fashion to fully-naked, and here’s what she learnt.

When you think of naturists, you probably cringe in horror remembering the time you went skinny dipping after a few too many sangrias.

But as photographer Amelia Allen’s new book Naked Britain points out, naturism is something that’s happening in Britain right now; and though you might not think it, encompasses every shape, age, colour and career.

Amelia Allen

Here, she explains how shadowing British Naturism clubs for two years changed her perception of ‘beauty’, and helped her learn to love her body.

“I’ve been a fashion photographer for quite a few years”, she told Cosmopolitan UK. “And I spend a lot of time photographing what you would call ‘conventional beauty’ and ‘aesthetically pleasing models’ to promote clothes. I enjoy that industry; it’s fun and creative, but if you leave that bubble, you realise how warped it can make your perception of the human body. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Cosmopolitan

7th November 2017

Nudism, Nudists and Everything You Want To Know About The Nudist Lifestyle and Nudism!
Introduction to Nudism and what does being a nudist mean?

A Nudist may have many reasons for being naked. Some common reasons are self-acceptance, getting closer to nature, physical comfort, and more authentic human connection and relationships.

Nudists feel that a deeper or truer understanding of people can be attained by first stripping away outer signs of class, wealth, and style. A nudist person will argue that mentalities like “clothes make the man” are superficial and judgmental. By removing the means of preconceptions – clothing – people can see each other as human beings and not as their socio-economic status.

A Nudist Take Over – Nudist Women Take Over Land to Establish a Nudist Colony!
A Nudist Take Over – Nudist Women Take Over Land to Establish a Nudist Colony!

A lot of people prefer to live the majority of their lives fairly fully clothed. Some might even spend a good deal of their time focusing on shopping and putting together stylish outfits for this purpose. But there are also a good number of people who prefer to live just the opposite and embrace nudism.

That is, nudism is a lifestyle that is shared by many communities across the world. For some, it offers an alternative or “more natural” way of living. As a side note, “naturism” is actually the term preferred by many nudists today. While nudism and naturism both refer to the practice of going nude in a non-sexual setting, naturism tends to have a philosophy and values behind it. It isn’t just about nudity but about acceptance, equality and respecting others and the environment. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: https://Young Naturists of America

14th October 2017

Naturista ¡la ciudad es tuya!
De Alemania a Inglaterra, en España o Francia, el naturismo ve aumentar el número de sus practicantes considerablemente. Sin embargo, esta práctica todavía está lejos de ser unánime o estar generalizada.

Para muchos, la práctica del naturismo en las zonas urbanas puede parecer incongruente. Sin embargo, el naturismo ya no se limita a las playas y establecimientos dedicados. Es cada vez más importante en nuestras ciudades y en diferentes formas: parques o piscinas privatizadas, los lugares donde se autoriza la práctica son cada vez más numerosos.

Naturismo en Francia, cifras

Francia es el principal destino naturista del mundo.

2.000.000 de franceses son practicantes regulares, ya sea en asociación o durante las vacaciones.

2.000.000 de turistas naturistas extranjeros viajan a Francia cada año.

Existen 460 áreas naturistas incluyendo: 155 campings comerciales, 155 asociaciones propietarias de algún camping o zona recreativa, 73 playas (en mar o lagos) permiten el naturismo. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Info Nudismo

9th October 2017

What I learnt living next to a nudist colony

My husband and I wondered why the advertisement for the Sunshine Coast rental property described it as “nudist friendly”. We naively believed it must have been because the place was secluded enough to go clothes-free without offending anyone. How nice to have such privacy, we thought.

Our landlord ran a colony for “clothing optional” enthusiasts.Peyton Weikert – Stocksy
Our landlord ran a colony for “clothing optional” enthusiasts.

On moving in, we discovered our landlord was a travelling naturist, who ran a colony for fellow “clothing optional” enthusiasts on the adjoining property.

Here are five things we discovered in our years living next door to nudists: Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Domain

8th October 2017

Daniela Schleicher is the new INF European Youth Secretary..

There are people who convince by their eloquence. There are people who convince by their personality and their actions. Daniela Schleicher is one of the convincing figures. That alone makes it logical that she is the new Youth Secretary of the European Naturists. Her goal is to make the young people among the European naturists a living community.

Daniela Schleicher: “For me, it concerns the matter, the common idea”INF Newsletter
Daniela Schleicher: “For me, it concerns the matter, the common idea”

She brings along the necessary patience to cope with this task. Indeed for many years she is engaged in the Family-Sports-Community of North Rhine-Westphalia (FSG NW). There she does not only take care of the children and the adolescents. The social equality is part of her scope of duties in the naturist sports association. Aged 35, she is one of the younger ones in the naturist community. Her youthfulness as well as her energetic dedication are beneficial to the social contexts where she is active. Accordingly, she had directly approached the young people during the EuNat Family Meeting, which took place at the camping ground of Le Betulle near Turin begin July. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: INF-FNI Newsletter

15:00 5th October 2017

When Will We Accept Nudity?

By the turn of the 20th century, there was a full-fledged nudist movement unfolding in Europe. This wasn’t the oil-soaked, full-penetration nudity of the Roman Empire, but a communal understanding among “nonsexual social nudists,” folks that felt the sting of the Industrial Revolution in their lungs and wanted to get back to nature. They were, predictably, mostly German and they let it all hang out in parks and naturist resorts. Though the trend made its way across the Atlantic, it morphed in America, becoming a beach thing – and, eventually, becoming a subcultural thing.

On an Austrian hike with N.E.W.T. aka the Naked European Walking Tour.
On an Austrian hike with N.E.W.T. aka the Naked European Walking Tour.

Mark Haskell Smith, who reports on subcultures for a living, shed it all to live as the nudists do for his book Naked At Lunch. Smith weaves his American and European nudists adventures with the fascinating history of nudism. Inverse talked to him about the future of the no-clothes pastime and what not to do at a nudist resort. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Inverse

17:20 4th October 2017

The Young Nudists of Australia are bringing naked mini golf to Sydney
A GROUP of young Aussies are trying to show that naturism isn’t just for old folks. A Sydneysider is leading the charge.

THINK of nudists and you might conjure an image of jiggly, leathery old folks playing volleyball.
But Sydneysider Matt O has made it his mission to change that. He and a few friends founded the Young Nudists of Australia in 2016, with the aim of introducing 18-40 year olds to benefits of getting together, and getting nude.

Hitting up a nude beach in Sydney is a popular activity for the YNOA.Supplied
Hitting up a nude beach in Sydney is a popular activity for the YNOA.

The group quickly amassed a membership of over 350 people interested in exploring the nudist lifestyle.
Matt says being nude is a “hugely empowering and liberating experience” and one of the greatest equalisers in modern-day society.

“I’m healthy but not overly skinny but if anybody thinks only physically stunning people try naturism, one visit to a nude beach or resort and they will see that isn’t true.

“Once I realised that myself, it makes you feel so much better about yourself. Nobody is judging you, nobody is critiquing you and that just makes you feel so accepted. That feeling of acceptance is why I love it. Cont…Read full original article…


29 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

El placer de la desnudez

Nuestra necesidad de absorber el sol por todos los poros de la piel corresponde a una necesidad biológica. …Es una manera de cuidar de nosotros mismos y de honrar este cuerpo que nos ha sido entregado bajo nuestra responsabilidad para que vivamos plenamente nuestra vida terrestre. (France Guillain).

Son muchos los que muestran dificultades en desnudarse en presencia de otras personas. La única razón de esta molestia parece ser la culpabilidad que ha sido inculcada por una educación estricta que considera el cuerpo y los órganos sexuales como algo vergonzoso. Sin embargo, el desnudo aporta muchos beneficios físicos y psicológicos. Es un excelente aprendizaje con el fin de liberarse de la vergüenza, saborear las pequeñas cosas, encontrar más autenticidad en la relación con los demás, desarrollar el respeto y la buena relación con los demás. Igualmente es un sedante de la violencia sexual. Los movimientos naturistas han sido pioneros en esta experiencia armonizadora y liberadora. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Vida Naturista

25 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

Exclusive: check out the best moments from the Spring Festival at GNC
In this last weekend held a big meeting of the GNC-Naturist Group Espirito Santo

Cheguei ao sitio na sexta- feira no final da manhã e lá já estavam os incansáveis Augusto e Mara preparando o almoço para o grupo o Augusto é nosso cozinheiro oficial pois preparar as refeições para o pessoal do grupo é algo que lhe da muito prazer.

Após a chegada subi para o chalé para me trocar e me servir do almoço logo mais, após o almoço aproveitamos a tarde ensolarada para nos refrescar na piscina alguns preferiram caminhar pelas redondezas a tarde fui com o Elgin a Terezinha até Guarapari para comprar peixes e camarões para preparar nossa moqueca capixaba para o almoço de sábado.

Na volta ao sitio fui tomar banho e aproveitei para tirar uma soneca e depois desci para jantar após o jantar tivemos algumas brincadeiras e muita conversa animada, no sábado pela manhã após o café fomos preparar nossa moqueca fizemos uma capixaba e outra baiana que leva leite de coco de azeite de dendê e não é que ficou boa! Acho que eu e a Terezinha erramos rsrs….. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: OS Naturistas

24 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

Me quité la ropa y los prejuicios para pasar un día en un camping nudista

Nudismo. Ya está. Solo con escuchar la palabra es casi inevitable que te hayas imaginado una playa con gente en pelotas, seguramente mayor y sin depilar, a la que le gusta exhibirse y mirar a otros haciendo lo mismo. Pero solo tienes que googlear esta palabra para saber que la concepción que tenemos del naturismo, un movimiento mucho más amplio que el nudismo ‘a secas’, no deja de ser un saco de prejuicios. Para mí, como mujer milenial que cada día intenta no juzgar su cuerpo, sigo siendo incapaz de hacer topless si hay algún miembro de mi familia o algún hombre a quien yo conozca y que no sea mi pareja. Así que, pensé, si tanta gente lo hace, mucho de bueno debe tener y yo quiero saber qué es. Y me fui a buscarlo, esta vez completamente desnuda, a uno de esos centros del respeto por el cuerpo y la naturaleza: un camping naturista.

Camping El Templo del Sol
Camping El Templo del Sol

Después de conducir hora y media desde Barcelona hasta L’Hospitalet de l’Infant (Tarragona) mi pareja y yo (a quién llamaré M. en adelante) llegamos a El Templo del Sol, uno de los nueve campings nudistas que hay actualmente en España y que, según me cuenta Ferràn Pujol, su Director de Comunicación, es de los mejor considerados. Ferràn me espera en la entrada para darme la bienvenida, para mi alivio, vestido. Me explica que allí todos los empleados llevan ropa para evitar malentendidos. Así que M. y yo todavía tenemos algunos minutos de margen para ‘enfrentarnos’ a nuestra desnudez pública y a la preocupación que le genera el pensar que va a pasarse todo el día empalmado.

El camping que, por cierto, está tan a tope de gente que no hay ningún bungalow, caravana ni tienda de campaña libre donde podamos pasar la noche, es la ‘torre de vigilancia’ que cuida de la zona. Lo único que la asociación naturista que protege la playa natural de El Torn y sus alrededores permitió construir con el fin de repeler a los rascacielos y los adosados típicos de las costas españolas. A día de hoy, aproximadamente 2.000 personas llenan este complejo, creado hace 25 años por una pareja francesa enamorada del naturismo y la Costa Dorada, y pasan el verano haciendo barbacoas, bañándose en su piscina panorámica y montando en bici. Lo mismo que tú o yo haríamos en un camping, pero en pelotas. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Info Nudismo

22 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

Out Of My Clothes And Into My Body: My First Experience with Nude Camping

The human body is self-regulating. It knows what it needs. Most of the time, the body is able to find balance within itself, without dictates from the brain. The body always seeks balance. I got out of my clothe inside my tent. I stepped out and stood up, naked from head to toe. My body needed the warmth of the summer sun, the gentle breeze of fresh air. My body said thank you, this is right for all of us. I let my body tell my brain there was no need for feelings of anxiety or shame. There was no need for those feelings because there was no room for them. I looked for them in all the usual places; the way I hold my arm in front of my belly, the decline and forward pitch of my head, the small space between my shoulders and my ears. I looked but I saw no shame, no embarrassment, no fear. My arms were relaxed, my shoulders were settled. I looked up and out, my collarbones spread wide, heart open. What I felt was bliss. What I felt was, in fact, me. My body and my brain agreed. I had made a right choice for them both and all was in balance within me.

I didn’t think it was the right choice a few hours ago. I had waited until the last minute to gather some things from the garage, and I wasn’t finding what I needed. I still had many questions buzzing around in my head. Were the campgrounds guarded at night? Should I bring a chair? What if I hate it? The afternoon was now tumbling into evening and I still had not finished packing the car. This early morning I took the car in for an oil change, but I forgot to get gas. I had a 3 ½ hour drive. Campsites at Turtle Lake Resort are not reserved and are given out on a first-come-first serve basis. I was hungry and I was stressed and I was anxious. Even though I called the resort no less than three times with questions, and perused the website countless times, I still had more questions. Could I have a campfire? For a moment I thought I should just wait and leave in the morning. I didn’t want to have to set my tent up in the dark. I stopped buzzing around and ate. Finally fed, I decided that I still had enough time to drive up to Michigan before sunset–at least 5 hours of daylight left. As I finished packing the last bag, I thought it was funny how empty the bag was without clothes. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Clothes Free Life

22 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

Too rude for more exposure

THE owner of Noosa Edge Nudist Retreat has been barred from advertising in Australia’s main naturist magazine because his business is “too sexualised”.

NO COVERAGE: Rainer Mueckenberg in his nudist cave in Doonan has started Noosa's first nudist retreat.John McCutcheon
NO COVERAGE: Rainer Mueckenberg in his nudist cave in Doonan has started Noosa’s first nudist retreat.

Rainer Mueckenberger has run the clothing-optional bed and breakfast with its own man-made cave in Doonan for five years.

But he has had his advertising barred from the Australian Naturist Magazine TAN after complaints. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Noosa News

21 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

How to Become a Nudist

There are numerous advantages to the nudist lifestyle, including the pleasure of feeling the sun all over your body, no tan lines, and the healthy self-confidence that naturism reflects.

Many people are ready to try nudism yet don’t know how or where to practice it. Start with Step 1 below to increase your comfort with nudism and help you find ways and places to spend time nude, or (if you need more specific advice) check out the sections listed above. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: wikiHow

20 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

Public nakedness in Essex: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

This year’s rather warm temperature could be making people want to strip off, with a spate of public nakedness incidents reported across Essex.

From nudist camps to flashers, Essex has it all
From nudist camps to flashers, Essex has it all

In Essex, public nakedness has taken many forms.

From naked bike rides and nudist camps, to indecent exposure in public, we whittle down the good, the bad and the ugly of public nakedness. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: EssexLive

18 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

‘It is such a liberating experience’: Naturists get real about life in the raw
A naturist lifestyle is about much more than getting your gear off.

When executive Stuart Whelan first decided to visit a nudist beach, he didn’t tell his wife. But she had suspicions he’d been up to something.

Stuart Whelan and his wife left their corporate life in Sydney to own and operate a naturist retreat in Nelsons Bay.Stuart Whelan
Stuart Whelan and his wife left their corporate life in Sydney to own and operate a naturist retreat in Nelsons Bay.

“When I got home she looked at me and said ‘Where have you been? You’re just beaming’”, he says. “I’d always planned to tell her, and she said ‘Wow … I’ve got to have some of that.’”

Thus began a journey that led Whelan, in his early 50s at the time, and his wife, from their corporate life in Sydney to owning and operating a naturist retreat in Nelsons Bay. For Whelan, getting naked in nature was “transformational”. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Domain

13 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

Hurricane Irma Wrecks Caribbean Islands and Club Orient Resort

Though many parts of Florida were bracing for the worst from Hurricane Irma this weekend, the storm seems to have caused the most damage to a number of Caribbean islands last week. This includes the island of St. Martin, where at least nine people died and Dutch officials said 70% of homes were damaged or destroyed.

Photo of the Hurricane Irma aftermath in St. MartinJonathan Falwell / Twitter
Photo of the Hurricane Irma aftermath in St. Martin

St. Martin is also home to a premier clothing-optional vacation resort, Club Orient. The large resort sustained severe damage to its property, facilities and 130+ rooms. A number of buildings were flattened, and Orient Beach (a clothing-optional beach accessible to the public) is gone.

One of the resort’s unit owners sent out this report: Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Young Naturists of America

12 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

Nude awakenings: the misunderstood world of naturism

Andrew Welch would like to make it clear he has never had an orgy, thank you very much. Nor has he ever cavorted, prepared to cavort or even thought about cavorting. He is not a pervert, he is not corrupting your children, and he is not – for the love of God – ‘offending’ you. Andrew Welch is just a naturist, like millions of other people, and he’d love for you to join him some time.

Naturists being naturists, not a mass suicideALAMY
Naturists being naturists, not a mass suicide

“The British public tend to have this absurd stigma about it,” Welch says, with a touch of exasperation. “It’s about nakedness in general. They think there’s something immodest or unnatural about it, that by being naturists we’re doing something illicit. It’s so far from the truth that it’s laughable, it really is.”

Welch has been Commercial Manager for British Naturism (BN) – the national organisation for social nudists – for over a decade, joining a small and committed staff of part-timers at the Northampton-based non-profit.

It’s his job to change minds and address the reputation surrounding a pursuit many dismiss as distinctly odd, conducted at best by elderly eccentrics with an unnerving love of volleyball, or at worst by sex-crazed elderly eccentrics with an unnerving love of volleyball. In reality, they barely even play volleyball. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: The Telegraph

11 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

Do naturists have the right idea raising kids around social nudity?
A study shows those who spend time naked or partially naked around others like their bodies more, regard themselves more positively and are more satisfied with life.

Growing up, Andrea Budzey’s only notion of being naked in a social setting was through hearing about so-called nudist colonies.

But after passing the sign for Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park on Highway 404 near East Gwillimbury, Ont. for years, she had grown curious.

Andrea Budzey made her first foray into social nudity at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park in East Gwillimbury, Ont. when her first child, pictured here, was just 5 months old. Research shows that people who spend time nude or partially nude around other people like their bodies more, regard themselves more positively overall and are more satisfied with life overall.
Andrea Budzey made her first foray into social nudity at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park in East Gwillimbury, Ont. when her first child, pictured here, was just 5 months old. Research shows that people who spend time nude or partially nude around other people like their bodies more, regard themselves more positively overall and are more satisfied with life overall.

“I found out that naturist meant nudist, because I was unfamiliar with the term. And then I was just blown away knowing that it was actually close to where I lived,” she says.

A new mom, Budzey decided that a visit to Bare Oaks should go on her bucket list. So on one beautiful summer day when the weather was just right, she packed up her then five-month-old son and made the trip.

“I loved it. I was hooked. I met a wonderful couple with kids. Everyone seemed very friendly. I went swimming with my son.” Cont…Read full original article…

Source: The Star

09 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

Skinny dip set to take place at Druridge Bay this month
In case you weren’t already aware, September is Great British Skinny Dip Month.

This month, at locations across the UK, people will once again be encouraged to shed their inhibitions, and their swimming costumes, to try the liberating experience of costume-free swimming as part of The Great British Skinny Dip.

A previous skinny dip at Druridge Bay.Owen Humphreys/PA
A previous skinny dip at Druridge Bay.

Venues across the country are preparing to welcome people to take the plunge, from beaches to leisure centres. In Northumberland, Druridge Bay is hosting a dip at dawn Sunday, September 24, one of two taking place in the North East. Although the event is fun, there are some important underlying aims. The Great British Skinny Dip sets out to counter negative body self-image and demonstrate that the human body comes in all sorts of diverse shapes and sizes. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Northumberland Gazzette

07 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

El nudismo genera millones de euros anuales a Italia
La cultura del naturismo gana adeptos y le genera a Italia crecientes ingresos turísticos, que podrían aumentar para estar a tono con otros países europeos.

La cultura del naturismo, que además del nudismo implica contacto directo con la naturaleza, nutrición sana, nada de alcohol y deportes en el exterior, gana adeptos y le genera a Italia crecientes ingresos turísticos, que podrían aumentar para estar a tono con otros países europeos. Desde las playas de Guvano en Liguria al Oasis de Capocotta en Lazio, desde Punta Ferruccio en Abruzzo a las Lagunas del Mort en Véneto son algunos de los 50 sitios específicos donde se practica el naturismo en la península.

Los italianos representan una minoría huéspedes extranjeros entre los clientes que se alojan en algún destino naturista.fotogalería
Los italianos representan una minoría huéspedes extranjeros entre los clientes que se alojan en algún destino naturista.

A Italia todavía le falta camino por recorrer si se compara con otros países, comenzando por Francia que inauguró su primer parque público nudista; Croacia, destino top del estilo durante este verano y España, en especial las Islas Baleares. Estos son los paraísos donde la Frei Korper Kultur (FKK), la “Cultura del cuerpo libre” surgida en Alemania en el siglo XIX tiene menos restricciones y está reglamentada por leyes propias, aunque en la península itálica también se espera que la tendencia produzca “un pequeño tesoro”.

“El naturismo involucra al día de hoy a cerca de 491.200 italianos, de los cuales sólo tres de cada diez pasan sus vacaciones en el país. En conjunto los naturistas, italianos y extranjeros, aportarán al turismo nacional 1.600.000 visitantes y una facturación de poco más de 54 millones de euros” este año, afirmó Massimo Feruzzi, autor de una completa investigación del tema. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Perfil

04 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

“Etre nu, c’est une question de liberté” : bienvenue dans le premier espace naturiste en plein air de Paris
Plusieurs dizaines d’hommes et de femmes, nus comme des vers, se sont retrouvés, jeudi, pour inaugurer cet espace expérimental au bois de Vincennes.

Après une journée de pluie, les nuages se sont dissipés pour laisser place à de belles éclaircies. Une aubaine pour la quarantaine d’hommes et de femmes nus, venus au bois de Vincennes, jeudi 31 août, pour inaugurer le premier espace naturiste parisien.

Des naturistes ont inauguré un espace qui leur est dédié au bois de Vincennes (Paris), le 31 août 2017. FRANCEINFO
Des naturistes ont inauguré un espace qui leur est dédié au bois de Vincennes (Paris), le 31 août 2017.

Cette expérimentation, appuyée par Pénélope Komitès, l’adjointe aux espaces verts à la maire de Paris, a lieu jusqu’au 15 octobre. A l’entrée de cette clairière, qui délimite la zone grande comme un terrain de foot, des panneaux indiquent qu’on entre dans un espace naturiste également accessible aux personnes habillées. Tous les jours, de 8 heures à 19h30, les amateurs de nudité peuvent profiter de cette pelouse, à deux pas d’une réserve ornithologique.

“Un acte de rébellion”

“Ils nous ont mis là parce qu’on est des drôles d’oiseaux, plaisante Jean-Jacques, 53 ans, l’un d’entre eux. Le bronzage intégral de ce gérant de société laisse deviner de récentes vacances sur une plage nudiste. “Mes parents pratiquaient déjà le naturisme avec nous quand j’étais enfant. L’été, on allait sur l’île du Levant ou à Ramatuelle”, deux lieux réputés pour les adeptes Cont…Read full original article…

Source: France Info

03 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

The North Side of Naked Mallorca

After a few edgy opinion pieces, I thought it might be time to get back to documenting our naturist travels, leading out with a few words and pictures of our naked explorations on the north side of Mallorca.

Canova Beach
Canova Beach

This was our second visit to Mallorca, and likewise, our second stay at Skinny Dippers Naturist Retreat; an idyllic little haven just a few minutes drive from the famous naturist beach, Es Trenc. During our first stay about a year ago, we were so mesmerized by the place that we scarcely left the side of the pool, lacking neither the energy nor motivation to get dressed and explore.

This time, however, we decided we should see a bit more of the island, one day setting off on a train excursion from Palma to a little German enclave on the eastern shores of Mallorca, then another day driving directly north to check out a couple other renowned naturist beaches on the island. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: The Meandering Naturist

03 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

The Naked Truth About German Nudists

A FEW YEARS AGO, a black-and-white photograph emerged of three young women walking along a dock with an expanse of sparkling water behind them. All were smiling and were naked, and soon after the picture appeared online, gleeful commenters across the web began insisting that the woman on the left was Angela Merkel. The German chancellor’s office declined to comment, and while many now believe the photograph’s association with Merkel to be a hoax, there’s plenty of reason to think that Merkel, who grew up in a small East German town north of Berlin, came of age frolicking in the nude.

Germany’s millions of nudists, like those shown here, tend to be older, plump and proud.Roshan Adhihetty
Germany’s millions of nudists, like those shown here, tend to be older, plump and proud.

It would hardly count as conspiracy theory. Public nakedness is common in the former G.D.R.: Of the 8 to 12 million nudists in Germany, the majority live in the east and are over 50 years old. One regularly observes men and women of all backgrounds — from dull public servants to service workers to members of the German intelligentsia — relaxing and socializing without any clothes. They read alone in the park or chat in groups at the beach; some prepare to swim, while others wash down bites of bratwurst with pilsner.

They consider themselves members of an informal movement known as FKK, an abbreviation of Freikörperkultur, which translates to Free Body Culture. Despite the aggressive-sounding name, there is nothing confrontational or self-righteous or even erotic about it. Unlike in America, where public nudity typically has gay or countercultural connotations, in modern Germany it seems to have none. What began in the late 1800s as a kind of philosophy of physical health transformed, under authoritarian rule, into a mode of quasi-dissident leisure, and then later into something more temperate, a culturally ingrained but ultimately apolitical national pastime. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: The New York Times Style Magazine

01 September, 2017, 5:50 pm

‘Voyeurism and accidental observation’ – Naturists object to 450-homes in Telford over fears they will be left exposed
Naturists have objected to a scheme to build 450 houses in Telford – because they fear they will be overlooked by home-owners.

Members of Telford Naturist Club warned of the risk of voyeurism or “accidental observation”.

An objection on behalf of the club’s base, Windings Caravan Site, raised concerns about the proposal.

Entrance to the Telford Naturist Club.Google StreetView
Entrance to the Telford Naturist Club.

However, the development, at Redhill Way, Telford, off the A5, was given the go-ahead by planners despite the objections. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Shropshire Star

1 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

I introduced my bff Mandy to naturism

Curiosity will always win from fear.

When Harmen and I were still in the beginning of our relationship I told my friends and family about him being a naturist. After a while I also became a naturist and we started with the blogs later that year. With that being said, my friend Mandy started asking questions about it. I always answered them with full honesty and I could really sense her curiosity. She even joked about joining me to our favorite naturist resort Flevonatuur. Untill yesterday…

She was spending the night at our place because we didn’t see each other in a while. Harmen also had a chance to sleep at home so we had a great night with lots of talks and laughs with the three of us. At one moment we were standing in the backyard talking about what we could do today. Mandy suggested swimming and I answered that I had never visited the local pool here. And then, out of the blue, she suggested to go to Flevonatuur. I was totally flabbergasted and asked her if she was kidding. She said that she was too curious and therefor her suggestion was serious. I totally didn’t expect that, but okay, we would go swimming at Flevonatuur. Harmen and I both thought she would back down but she didn’t, so thumbs up for that. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Bare Thoughts

31 August, 2017, 6:00 pm

Paris: la zone naturiste du Bois de Vincennes ouvre jeudi
Un “espace pour les naturistes” va ouvrir pour la première fois à Paris, au Bois de Vincennes, ce jeudi 31 août.

Une “expérimentation” très attendue va voir le jour à Paris ce jeudi 31 août. Près d’un an après avoir voté en faveur l’ouverture d’un espace naturiste au sein de la capitale, le projet de la mairie se concrétise. Du 31 août au 15 octobre, un espace dédié aux naturisme va ouvrir ses portes dans une zone du Bois de Vincennes.

“Cela participe à une vision ouverte de l’utilisation des espaces publics parisiens”, explique Pénélope Komites, adjointe aux espaces verts de la maire de Paris, Anne Hidalgo.

Près de la réserve ornithologique

Cet espace sera gratuit et ouvert tous les jours de 8 heures de 19h30 et encadré par des panneaux de signalisation. Grand de 7.300m², il sera situé près de la réserve ornithologique du bois de Vincennes, au sein de la clairière située entre l’allée Royale et la route Dauphine. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: BFM TV

31 August, 2017, 5:50 pm

Our first naked pilates class

We are promoters of the naked lifestyle, all of you who have visited this website before already know that. And we think that getting naked and enjoying nudity has a lot to do with getting out of your comfort zone, especially in the beginning. It’s often pretty difficult to explain to someone how comfortable your non-comfort zone can actually be. Getting out of it is sometimes a bit difficult and does require a certain amount of guts. Guts to take the first step, guts to give it a try, guts to drop your pants, guts to sign up for a naked Pilates class.

When we were staying at Vassaliki Naturist Club in Greece we had the opportunity to have Pilates classes in the morning. Lins started jumping around the room from excitement when she read the news, she had taken (clothed) Pilates classes before and loves it. Nick on the other hand… well… he’s already happy when he can touch his knees when he bends over. But we are naturist bloggers, we like to try new things and when we see an opportunity, we have to take it with both hands.

Is the naked part really an advantage?

On the info sheet in our room it said that, even though we were in a naturist resort, it was not obligatory to follow the Pilates classes naked. But we figured that we are nudists, we are at a nudist place, we are allowed to be naked and most of all, there would have been no way that Nick would have joined if it had been clothed. So there we were, on a sunny Monday morning at 8am next to the swimming pool. Five naked people, including the instructor, ready to have some exercise. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Naked Wanderings

31 August, 2017, 5:40 pm