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Police issue naked e-fit in appeal to find flasher who jumped out of bushes
Police hunting a naked flasher have helpfully issued an e-fit picture of a suspect – who is topless.

To help jog the public’s memory even further, instead of just a headshot, Surrey Police took the unusual step of including the collar bones and top chest in the e-fit image.

Police said he is 6ft 3ins, naked, and in his 20sNews Team
Police said he is 6ft 3ins, naked, and in his 20s

Officers would like to speak to a 6ft 3ins naked giant in connection with a report of indecent exposure on Headley Heath, Surrey, on the afternoon of August 31.

The victim, a woman in her 40s, was walking through the heath when a tall, naked man jumped out from behind the bushes. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Metro

19 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

Flat-earther puts up sign on a beach. Tries to prove conspiracy theory

‘Flat-earthers’ are resorting to old school techniques, presumably because the government are spying on them with chemtrails, and jet fuel doesn’t melt steel beams.

STEPHEN VOSS

New Zealand resident Dr Stephen Voss shared a photo on Saturday, purportedly taken on a beach in a suburb of Dunedin.

The photo showed a sign which illustrates ‘proof’ that the Earth is not a sphere. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Independent

19 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

Why over-60s in Cornwall say it’s better to be older than younger – and 33 things they don’t miss about their earlier years
A lot of them have to do with work and raising children

Are you fed up of cooking large meals every night or dread the thought of ending up on a cringe-worthy first date?

Over 85% of those polled in Cornwall said they are happier now than they have ever beenPeopleImages
Over 85% of those polled in Cornwall said they are happier now than they have ever been

Cornwall’s older generation has provided insight into the things that their younger counterparts can look forward to leaving behind in later life.

Over-60s from across the county have been quizzed in a national research study aimed at “busting myths and negative perceptions” of growing older – and it’s thrown up more than a few benefits. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: CornwallLive

19 September, 2017, 5:10 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

Cornwall’s eight most mysterious unsolved murders and missing person enquiries
These cases have all left investigating police officers baffled and out of leads

Murders and missing person enquiries are always disturbing, even more so when the police are unable to get to the bottom of them and there remain more questions than answers.

There are a number of high-profile cases in Cornwall involving unsolved murders of missing people
There are a number of high-profile cases in Cornwall involving unsolved murders of missing people

 

Some of the killings were brutal, almost unimaginable in their depravity and the crimes horrified communities and stumped police — leaving questions that lingered for decades afterward, as years passed without a police arrest or even a credible suspect.

We’ve taken a look back at some of the most high-profile Cornish mysteries that remain unsolved to this day. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: CornwallLive

18 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

Taking a Leap

Life is full of opportunities. Some you jump at, go after, grab. Others, you take a pass, let go. Hopefully that decision is made after careful consideration. But sometimes time isn’t on your side and you have to go with a gut reaction. But when you do have time, you need to make sure your decision is based on sound reasoning, on facts, on “the important stuff”. Unfortunately, for many, decisions are often made on supposition, misconception, misunderstanding, and emotions like fear and lack of self confidence and self esteem. Those decisions can lead to the R word — regrets.

Regrets….well, they suck. Just no other way to put it. Wishing you had done something, tried something, said something different than what you did, can be hard to live with. It’s like a recurring nightmare that pops into your head every now and then to remind you — you make mistakes, your not infallible, and this one time…..you blew it. Great, thanks. Experiencing the memory of a regret leaves you hollow, again, kicking yourself for the decision you made, no matter how understandable it might be.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. The way I try to look at events like these aren’t as a regret, a moment where I blew it. But as a time where I learned a lesson in how not to do something. What’s that old quote about Edison inventing the light bulb and not having success after many attempts. “I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”. He didn’t regret those 10,000 times. He learned from them. Doesn’t mean he wouldn’t have liked to have had success on attempt #1. It just means he didn’t dwell on all the misses. He kept moving forward. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Naturist Thoughts

18 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

‘Sex pests’ spark calls for nude beach relocation at Byron Bay

Byron Bay is renowned as a global destination for free-spirited tourists, but locals say a clothing-optional beach to the town’s north is attracting sexual predators.

The clothing-optional stretch of beach at Tyagarah is north of Byron Bay.ABC North Coast: Bruce MacKenzie
The clothing-optional stretch of beach at Tyagarah is north of Byron Bay.

Colleen Graham lives at Tyagarah, just off the Pacific Highway in northern New South Wales, and said she could no longer walk through the local nature reserve or along the beach without being confronted or harassed.

“I’ve had a range of encounters. The most common one is lying on my towel reading a book and a naked man moving his towel very close to me and masturbating,” she said. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: ABC News

17 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

What It’s Really Like Being the Big, Jiggly Body at a Nude Spa

I first heard of nude spas when a friend visited Spa Castle in Queens. She said it was a place for women of all ages and sizes to bathe together, feel free in their own bodies, and accept nudity as a beautiful part of life. That sounded lovely to me, and as a person who has myriad issues with self-image, I thought a naked spa might be just the thing to help me accept my body for what it is. Or I could wind up crying and feeling like a gross failure. Oh, body issues, thank you for the roller-coaster ride you bring me every day!

Public bathhouses, called jimjilbangs, are common in South Korea. Though the nude rooms are segregated by gender, these spas also contain full floors of saunas for everyone to enjoy together. In Korea, it’s common for families and friends to happily hang out naked at the jimjilbang, get scrubbed, and enjoy a variety of pools and steam rooms. This tradition has fortunately come to America, and where I live—in L.A.—there are many to choose from. The spa I selected is located in a blank, beige building off a busy street in Koreatown.

I was surprised that at 1:30 p.m. on a Monday there were so many people putting down $25 for a little naked relaxation time. While I knew about traditional Korean bathhouses and remembered my friend’s tale of the all-size spa she enjoyed on the East Coast, I quickly realized my experience was going to be a little different. I promptly noticed most of the customers were tan, young, and very attractive. Thanks, L.A.! Still, I was excited to overcome my fears and have fun. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Greatist

17 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

Israeli Olympic swimmer’s new innovation lets you skinny dip without being totally exposed
Have you ever wanted to go skinny dipping but were too embarrassed to expose your private parts to the entire beach? Guy Barnea, an Israeli Olympic swimmer, found a solution with his new innovation: a floating clothes hanger upon which people may hang their swimsuits deep in the water and retrieve them before returning to the beach.

Israeli Olympic swimmer Guy Barnea has come up with a new innovation aimed at helping those interested in skinny dipping without exposing their private parts to the entire beach: a floating clothes hanger. The innovation, which is currently in the midst of a crowdfunding campaign, proposes to install floating clothes hangers within the ocean’s waters, where those interested in skinny dipping can leave their bathing suits in order to swim naked. However, the catch is that they will be able to wear their swimsuits before and after entering the water without showing off their goods to other beach-goers.

Getting naked in the seaChannel 2 News
Getting naked in the sea

“Following a video shoot that included skinny dipping, I was surprised by the liberating pleasure that this experience provided everyone, which is completely different from the experience of swimming in bathing suits,” Barnea explained. “In my opinion, this is a business potential that has not properly been realized to date. Many people will pay for the experience, just as they are used to paying for enjoyable experiences such as watching a movie or eating at a restaurant.” Cont…Read full original article…

Source: JOL

17 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

Poblados de tradición naturista

En el siguiente documento os presentamos dos poblados de tradición naturista. Probablemente entre ellos haya sus diferencias entre una cultura más de nudismo social con el naturismo más puro. En todo caso en todos ellos la libertad y la conservación del medio ambiente es un emblema reconocido. No olvidemos que para el naturista es una forma de vida, una filosofía con la que afrontar el día a día. Es una manera de desnudarse en cuerpo y alma. Además viaja en familia y los niños pequeños asumen la desnudez como algo normal. El primer poblado que os presentamos probablemente sea el que mejor define la cultura de vida naturista.

El Fonoll.

Es una localidad que durante muchos años permaneció abandonada. Pertenece al municipio de Passanant, en Tarragona y desde hace unas décadas se ha convertido en el pueblo más naturista del territorio.

Las normas de convivencia están bien delimitadas. Quienes elijan El Fonoll para pasar unos días, deben de cumplir una serie de reglas para que no se produzcan altercados entre los visitantes. Así por ejemplo, el desnudo será integral siempre y cuando el tiempo lo permita. Por supuesto, las fotografías están prohibidas salvo autorización de las personas implicadas. En cuanto a los ruidos son bastante estrictos. Se trata de un lugar de paz y armonía por lo que no está permitida la televisión o la música en tonos elevados. Y por supuesto el silencio es obligatorio entre las 23 y las 8 de la mañana. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Ecologistas y Naturistas

16 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

Join the nude selfie revolution

Last week, my iPhone camera needed fixing. To diagnose the problem the Apple employee had to go into my photo gallery. Snatching the phone back to make important deletions first, I asked: ‘Does everyone have stuff to hide on their phones?’

‘Like nudes?’ came the reply. ‘Oh my God. Every phone that comes in, and I mean every one — old, young, men, women — everyone has them now.’

Nudes are being taken every second of the day and I should know because, well, I’m taking a fair few myself. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Metro

16 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

Police are hunting angler who has repeatedly been caught fishing naked by members of the public
The fisherman has been seen soaking up the sun with his kit off at Needingworth Lakes, near St Ives, Cambs.

Police are hunting a cheeky angler who has repeatedly been spotted fishing in the nude.

The fisherman has been seen soaking up the sun with his kit off on several occasions by members of the public.

The naked angler has been spotted numerous times at Needingworth Lakes, near St Ives, CambridgeshireWessex News Agency
The naked angler has been spotted numerous times at Needingworth Lakes, near St Ives, Cambridgeshire

Cops trying to net him are appealing for information after the sightings at Needingworth Lakes, near St Ives, Cambs.

Witnesses and local landowners have been interviewed. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: The Sun

16 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

The History of Nudity in San Francisco Uncovered

In San Francisco you’ll see naked people on bike rides, lounging on Baker Beach, running in the Bay to Breakers or walking around at the Folsom Street Fair.

A few years ago Bay Curious listener Kelly Hardesty was walking in the Castro with her daughter when they saw a naked man, who wore nothing but white tennis shoes. Her daughter said, “Mommy, Mommy he’s naked.” She replied, “Yeah, he is.”

Jane Warner Plaza in the Castro became a popular spot for nudists.Emeritus Professor Max Kirkeberg, Department of Geography, San Francisco State University
Jane Warner Plaza in the Castro became a popular spot for nudists.

Kelly didn’t want to make a big deal about it, since it wasn’t exactly the most unusual sight in the city, but then a mailman looked at her and said, “I remember when I first started my route, and that used to shock me, too, but now I don’t think anything of it.”

That got Kelly wondering:

“Is it legal to be naked in San Francisco … and if so, has it always been that way?” Cont…Read full original article…

Source: KQED

15 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

Brave Dad Bares Bod Less Than 6 Months After Wife Gave Birth

New dad Keith Mallon has been heaped with praise after daring to appear in public wearing just a pair of swimming trunks, less than six months after his wife Jean gave birth to their first child.

33-year-old Mallon took to the swimming pool at his local leisure centre wearing just a pair of three-quarter length Nike shorts and a pair of Speedo goggles, leaving onlookers amazed with his post-birth figure.

Although some people were put off that Mallon would be showing so much skin in public so soon after his wife went through 46 hours of labour, many others rushed to commend him for bravely flaunting conventions that new dads should hide their bodies away.

“I think it’s a wonderful message to send to new dads everywhere about being proud of your body, even after your missus gave birth to a child,” said Jim Horan, editor for Waterford Men’s Fashion magazine Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Waterford Whispers News

15 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

Reivindicaciones en los Baños del Carmen

Vuelven las reivindicaciones alternativas a los Baños del Carmen. Activistas promueven jornadas nudistas en su entorno para reflexionar sobre el estado de la playa, que pierde “cada vez más espacio público”

Los Baños del Carmen vuelven a ser escenario de reivindicaciones alternativas. En este caso, la Asamblea Ciudadana por la Supervivencia deesta zona ha celebrado jornadas nudistas con el fin de poner el foco en la situación de la playa. Así lo explica una de las activistas de este colectivo, Leticia González, que en palabras a EL OBSERVADOR / www.revistaelobservador.com ha confirmado que…

…se han celebrado hasta dos encuentros para responder también “a extorsiones que veníamos sufriendo”. “El nudismo es un aspecto más que mantiene viva la playa”, continúa, “es una de las características, como su bosque o su entorno, que la hacen diferente al resto de playas de Málaga”. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Ecologistas Naturistas

15 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

Australian photographer arrested in Egypt for shooting nude model inside ancient landmark

A model has been arrested in Egypt with her Australia photographer for reportedly posing nude inside an ancient temple as part of a campaign for a Sydney-based eyewear label.

Marisa Papen posing in Egypt.Marisapapen.com
Marisa Papen posing in Egypt.

According to a blog post on her website, Belgian-born Marisa Papen and photographer Jesse Walker were shooting for Enki Eyewear in and around famous Egyptian landmarks when they were arrested by local police.

“We ended up spending one of our 8 Egyptian nights behind the bars”, she wrote before claiming the pair bribed a young boy at the temple entrance to gain access Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Honey

14 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

Tiene 23 años y se desnuda para que la retraten: “Peso 110 kilos y me siento muy sensual”

Hubo un corte en el Puente La Noria y Eliana llega a la clase de “dibujo con modelo vivo”, en Boedo, agitada. Afuera ya está oscuro y fresco pero acá adentro los alumnos y el profesor construyeron un ambiente cálido combinando las luces, el piso de madera y una música suave. Eliana llega, sonríe, saluda, pide disculpas por la demora y, mientras conversa, se saca la ropa. Es ella “la modelo viva” a la que ahora retratarán desnuda.

Eliana Noelia Cristaldo tiene 23 años, vive en Banfield y en poco tiempo será Licenciada en Psicopedagogía por la Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora. Pesa 110 kilos por lo que es, además, representante de una corriente mundial de modelos “plus size”, “curvies” o de “talla grande”. Eso significa que parte de su trabajo es posar para fotógrafos que busquen captar las texturas de su piel, las asimetrías de un cuerpo más grande que los que salen en las publicidades y una forma de sensualidad menos obvia. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Junín al Minuto

14 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

Cornwall’s World Belly Board Championships will return in 2018
They were cancelled for two years

It has been announced that wacky and wonderful World Belly Board Championships will return to Cornwall next year.

The World Belly Board Championships were always a well attended occasion
The World Belly Board Championships were always a well attended occasion

The much-loved competition, hosted for 13 years by the National Trust, will return in 2018 after a two-year hiatus and will now be organised and hosted by one of the original co-founders and the RNLI.

The trust said it was handing the event over in order to focus further resources on nature conservation and habitat management work, predominantly to improve the key coastal sites it protects. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: CornwallLive

14 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

Bates Beach nude section reestablished
Bates Beach is nude again (with conditions) thanks to long-term efforts of SCNA & Friends of Bates Beach

North Rincon Beach (locally known as Bates Beach, named after the beach’s access from Bates Rd.) is at the southern tip of Santa Barbara County, just north of Rincon Point.

The beach was once a safe, family-friendly environment that attracted several hundred people on summer weekends. On the convenient eastern end, people in bathing suits came to exercise their dogs and watch the world-class surfers practice their skills. The more remote western end served many people who enjoyed a clothing-optional beach experience. These traditional uses of the beach served the public well for over 40 years

Nude section at Bates Beach
Nude section at Bates Beach
SCNA and Friends of Bates Beach group photo 2017
SCNA and Friends of Bates Beach group photo 2017

Beach tourists ate at local restaurants, stayed in local hotels, and brought in estimated half-million dollars into the local Carpinteria economy. A cooperative attitude worked well for the local community and allowed law enforcement officials to focus on significant incidents.

In 1977, in response to complaints of inappropriate behavior at several other nearby nude beaches, the county passed an ordinance banning public nudity throughout Santa Barbara. The law was used to close most of the beaches to nude use, except Bates, which continued on with few problems for another 20 years. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Young Naturists of America

13 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

12 Progressively bold things to do naked
Being naked feels great, doesn’t it? It’s the way we came into the world, and it’s the way nature intended us to be.

The feel of the sun, wind and water against our bare bodies is so natural and freeing.

The ancient Greeks knew this and celebrated the naked human form, especially when it came to sports and competition. In fact, the word gymnasium comes from the Greek word “gymos,” which literally means naked.

The original Olympic games featured nude athletes running, wrestling, and boxing. In Sparta, even the female athletes competed naked, much to the enjoyment of the Spartan boys who were allowed to watch.

We also know that ancient cultures in Egypt, India, and the Orient practiced nudism. And many remote tribes in Africa and South America wear little to no clothing even to this day.

Why did we start wearing clothes? Cont…Read full original article…

Source: The Elephant Journal

13 September, 2017, 5:20 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

5 Naturists Reveal The Secret To Having Body Confidence
You can learn a lot from baring it all.

One of the most common nightmares people have is standing in front of a room full of people completely naked. That moment, although in our subconscious, leaves us feeling shamed and embarrassed.

But why should it? After all, being naked is our natural state.

“Remember how you were as a child, or watch a child between zero and two. There is no shame because they don’t know what shame is yet,” Sharamine Clarke, who has lived as a naturist for the past three years, told HuffPost Canada. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Huffington Post

12 September, 2017, 5:40 pm

I Stopped Hating the Huge Scar on My Leg and Started Wearing Shorts
My daughter taught me an important lesson about body positivity.

My mom first saw the little purple dot on my left leg when I was just a baby. As I grew, it did, too, into a big, ugly mass of veins and scab-like lesions from my knee to my foot. It’s what’s known as a cavernous hemangioma, or a tangle of abnormal blood vessels that essentially make up a benign tumor. Yup, it’s a mouthful. Only in adulthood would I finally know the name for what made my leg look the way it did.

The author on a run after she learned to embrace her leg.Abby Langer
The author on a run after she learned to embrace her leg.

What I had was so rare that at the time, no doctors knew what to do. I saw countless specialists in Toronto, where I grew up, and even in the United States, flying down to Boston with my mom when I was little. I had MRIs and enough X-rays to make me feel like I would glow with radiation. But due to how advanced my case was, doctors kept saying there was nothing they could do.

Before I had surgery at the age of 15, my entire left calf and foot were noticeably bigger than my those on my right, and swollen with purple veins. My leg didn’t bother me all that much physically. I mean, it ached a lot if I stood for a while, and when I started to shave, I had to avoid the scab-like portions or they’d bleed for an hour if I mistakenly cut them. Otherwise, I could walk, run, ride a bike, and do whatever else kids did. It was the emotional stuff that was the real problem. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Self

12 September, 2017, 5:30 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

Killer Portuguese men o’ war wash up on Cornwall beaches
‘The Floating Terror’ are made up of four different organisms working together and have been spotted on several Cornish beaches

Killer jellyfish-like creatures have washed up on several Cornwall beaches and people are issuing warnings issued over their deadly stings.

This Portuguese man o' war has been found in CornwallNewquay Beachcomber
This Portuguese man o’ war has been found in Cornwall

The Portuguese men o’ war, which are made up of four different organisms working together, have been spotted on beaches near Newquay and in Bude.

Newquay Beachcombing shared the picture of what is also known as ‘the floating terror’ and people have commented that they saw a lot of them on Cornish beaches. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: CornwallLive

12 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

Pass or Fail

Something that has come to my attention recently is the whole body image concerns for young people on social media. When I think back to my teenage days in Secondary school, I could only think that I was UGLY!

Sylvia Mac, child burn victim who at the age of 48 dared to bare her scars for the first timeSylvia Mac, Love Disfigure
Sylvia Mac, child burn victim who at the age of 48 dared to bare her scars for the first time

When I was at school I remember worrying about what I would do if a boy spoke to me. I was extremely shy mainly because I tried to avoid situations where people would find out about my burns. I did eventually meet a boyfriend and had an encounter with him where he put his hands on my back and I ran away. I could only think he would ask me what was under my clothing and I would burst into tears.

Whilst in school during physical education lessons I would have to wear some very short shorts. Due to my burn down my leg, I would use my arm to cover it. This wasn’t very helpful when it came to rounders and cricket where I had to catch a ball. I would try and use the toilets during lessons so I wasn’t caught looking at myself in the mirror otherwise all the girls would laugh at me…well that’s what I thought. In class I would sit at the back because I was scared to be seen putting my arm up or answering questions. Why would someone like me answer questions? I seem to always have the answer correct but felt that everyone would laugh at me if I got it wrong. It was better for me to not be seen in class and just hide at the back. I was unable to concentrate in class because I was worried someone would brush by me and I manoeuvred around everyone so they didn’t find out about me and my burns. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Love Disfigure

11 September, 2017, 5:30 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

Diez días desnudos en A-3
La cadena privada apuesta como gran su ‘show’ de la temporada por el éxito internacional ‘El contenedor’

Once personas de cuatro hogares españoles vivirán durante diez días despojados de todas sus pertenencias, incluida la ropa, mientras mantienen sus rutinas diarias como ir al trabajo, a clase y al gimnasio. Este es el sorprendente planteamiento de ‘El contenedor’, nueva vuelta de tuerca al género del ‘reality show’ que, tras triunfar en media Europa (con el título original de ‘Stripped’), llegará a España de la mano de Antena 3, como una de las grandes apuestas de esta cadena privada para la temporada en curso.

Imagen promocional de El contenedor, nuevo reality show de Antena 3 TVEL PERIÓDICO
Imagen promocional de El contenedor, nuevo reality show de Antena 3 TV

El programa, emitido por primera vez en Dinamarca, ha sido presentado este jueves, 7 de septiembre, en el Festival de Televisión de Vitoria (FestVal), por la directora de Programas de Entretenimiento de la cadena, Carmen Ferreiro, y la directora de Entretenimiento de la productora Shine Iberia (‘Masterchef’, ‘Me resbala’…) , Ana Rivas.

El punto de partida del programa es sencillo: los habitantes de cuatro hogares deberán vivir durante 9 días y 10 noches despojados de todos sus objetos personales y también del mobiliario y resto de útiles domésticos, de manera que no tendrán ropa, cama o sofá. Todas sus pertenencias estarán guardadas en un contenedor situado a un kilómetro de la vivienda. Deberán desplazarse hasta él -se las ingenian para no estar en la calle completamente desnudos- y cada miembro podrá recuperar un solo objeto al día. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Diario Córdoba

11 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

Cantarriján, en Almuñécar, primera playa naturista que consigue el sello de calidad ambiental

La playa naturista de Cantarriján, perteneciente al municipio de Almuñécar (Granada), es la primera de España en conseguir la certificación con la norma internacional ISO 14001 de gestión ambiental y una de las diez primeras playas en certificarse en Andalucía con la citada norma.

Cantarriján, Primera Playa Naturista Que Consigue El Sello De Calidad AmbientalAYUNTAMIENTO DE ALMUNÉCAR
Cantarriján, Primera Playa Naturista Que Consigue El Sello De Calidad Ambiental

Así lo ha manifestado en una nota el concejal de Medio Ambiente y Playas, Luis Aragón, que junto al edil de Turismo, Rafael Caballero Jiménez, hosteleros y técnicos izaron la bandera en la citada playa el galardón que así lo señala.

Con este reconocimiento a este enclave único y privilegiado en un espacio natural, situado en el Paraje Natural de Maro-Cerro Gordo, se le une un sistema que asegura “un adecuado control ambiental de todos los procesos involucrados en la gestión municipal de la playa”, dijo Aragón en el acto. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: 20 Minutos

10 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

Spanish Nudist
Spanish Nudist

Neanderthal man in the Natural History Museum in London. Living the same way we do!! 😆😆😆

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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

Spirited Bodies with All The Young Nudes, Edinburgh

On the eve of my travelling to the Highlands in late July, arrived an email from Joanna of All The Young Nudes – the Scottish life drawing organisation that runs groups in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen. I was invited to bring Spirited Bodies to the Edinburgh Fringe festival again, as one of ATYN 4 special events there. I was offered dates and was immediately keen; August generally being quiet meant I had time, and it had been such a fun gig last year.

I first worked with Joanna in 2013 when Lucy, Thelma and I had driven to Scotland and created 3 separate Spirited Bodies events – one in Glasgow at The Flying Duck with ATYN; and two in Edinburgh – one at Marchmont St Giles Church hall, and one at St Margaret’s House (formerly Arts Complex).

Time was short as the next day I was travelling North, and for all I knew might well have poor connectivity once in the Highlands. So we quickly arranged a date, and I made the necessary bookings for transport and a room. I also put out a call on social media to let people know that I was coming – and was looking for people to try modelling for the first time, as well as for experienced models keen to join in. Steve would unfortunately not be able to join me this time due to work commitments, which he was very sorry about, partly because he likes joining in the modelling, also the social aspect of meeting all the models. And then there’s visiting stunning Edinburgh! Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Spirited Bodies

09 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

Tourism Minister: Bulgaria has no national law regarding nudism

Bulgaria has no national legal regulation on the practice of nudism, Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova told the National Assembly during Question Time on September 8.

Angelkova was answering a question about the continuing dispute between the concession-holders and naturists at Delfin (“Dolphin”) Beach on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast.

There was no explicit prohibition or sanctions regarding nudism, “there is no explicit order as to how visitors can use beaches, in terms of their appearance,” she told Parliment. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: The Sofia Globe

09 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

Naked People. Identidades desnudas

“La ropa es nuestra segunda piel. Se disfraza, revela, puede reflejar nuestro ser más íntimo o ocultarlo. A través de su ropa, él o ella es capaz de exhibir su profesión, estatus social o estado de ánimo. Un traje nos permite asumir que el portador es un banquero, oficinista, agente de seguros … En nuestra sociedad esta es una característica distintiva de respetabilidad. Pero, ¿con qué frecuencia es cierto este supuesto? ¿Podemos confiar absolutamente en esta cobertura? ¿Qué hay realmente debajo? ¿Podría la ilusión ser destruida en el descubrimiento de un tatuaje, o dejar a la persona tan inescrutable como antes? Aquí tenemos la oportunidad de ver las diferencias en la percepción entre una persona vestida y desnuda.”

Ver personas desnudas en internet ya no sorprende a nadie en absoluto. Tal es la fascinación de la red global por el cuerpo que a golpe de click podemos encontrar cualquier persona de cualquier complexión, no sólo desnuda sino en situaciones de todo tipo. Sin embargo, la mayoría de esos desnudos son eso, puro porno, industria, personas arrancadas de su humanidad exhibidas puramente en su valor económico. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Naked at home

08 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

Brothers swept out to sea in ‘freak accident’ in Cornwall are named
Robert Allen, 30, missing presumed drowned and, Charles, 21, pronounced dead after being found off Treyarnon Bay

Two men who were swept out to sea in a “freak accident” as they fished off rocks in Cornwall have been named as brothers Robert and Charles Allen.

Robert and Charles Allen had been fishing in Treyarnon Bay, on the north coast of Cornwall, when they were swept into the sea.Alamy
Robert and Charles Allen had been fishing in Treyarnon Bay, on the north coast of Cornwall, when they were swept into the sea.

Robert, a 30-year-old mechanical engineer, was missing presumed drowned while Charles, 21, was plucked from the water by rescuers but could not be saved.

The men’s family said they were experienced anglers and studied conditions carefully but had been the victim of a freak accident Cont…Read full original article…

Source: The Guardian

07 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

Devon & Cornwall and Dorset police forces consider merger as part of ‘closer relationship’

Dorset Police and Devon & Cornwall Police have today announced plans to develop a ‘closer relationship’ between the two forces.

One of the options being considered is a full merger between the two forces into one force.

The potential merger would be the first of its kind since 1974.ITV West Country
The potential merger would be the first of its kind since 1974.

This follows a four-year programme between the forces that the forces say has led to more efficient work.

A consultation with stakeholders, local MPs and councils, on all the options being explored, are set to begin in the next few weeks. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: ITV

07 September, 2017, 5:20 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