Tag Archives: Australia

Places to Get Naked: Tyagarah Beach

Last week a group of GNA beach goers were lucky enough to visit Tyagarah Beach in the Byron Shire. Tyagarah Beach is located at the end of Greys Lane and is a beautiful, vast stretch of coastline in which people can freely sunbake and swim as nature intended. There is a designated “nude bathing area” as the aggressively informative sign indicates.

We swam, sunbaked and of course grabbed a cheeky photo for the gram and had a great experience here. It was a nice change from the condensed Sydney Beaches to experience the openness of the beach as well as swim in the surf and catch some waves. Overall it was a great day and we are all eager to return! Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Get Naked Australia

Original publication 7 October 2018

Posted on NatCorn 13th October 2018

Farmers strip down to help mental health services in rural and remote Australian farming communities
MADDISON Smith is, of course, normally fully clothed while she’s out on the land, but this time she has stripped down for a very important reason.

MADDISON Smith is a fourth generation sugar cane farmer from the Mackay region.

She’s normally found working hard on the farm, but she’ll soon appear in a calendar as a nude model.

These women are farmers from Mullewa in Western Australia who worked together for their imageEmma Jane Industry
These women are farmers from Mullewa in Western Australia who worked together for their image

She’s one of many farmers who have agreed to strip off as part of a push to promote mental health issues and prevent suicide in rural and regional Australia.

The movement was started by Ben Brooksby, a fifth generation farmer. Most days, the 25-year-old can be found working alongside his father and grandfather on the family farm in regional Victoria.

But he’s just returned home from a trip across Australia collecting photographs of nearly naked farmers. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: news.com.au

Original publication AUGUST 3, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 30th August 2018

Cleaning Up Naturism: What an amazing start!!

A little over two weeks ago I blogged about the current problems existing within the nudity/naturism culture in Australia. Or more specifically how the culture has been hijacked and has completely lost its appeal to anyone considering involvement. I identified problems in which many of you can relate and I asked all of you to get involved in the first step of the process; Cleaning up online.

What a response we’ve received so far!!!!!!

The last two weeks have been overwhelming. We have received so much support from our followers and its so incredible to see so many people willing to get on board with us and what we hope to achieve. We’ve had a number of people who have previously stayed silent about all the messages they’ve received starting to “call these people out”. A number of people from existing naturist communities both within Australia and around the globe have also reached out and thanked us for starting this campaign. Whenever someone comments something inappropriate on our photo’s, before any of our admin team have even seen the comment, there have already been a number of comments from you people “calling them out” and letting them know that their comments are not welcome here! AMAZING!!!!! Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Get Naked Australia

Original publication 31 Jul 2018

Posted on NatCorn 26th August 2018

Cleaning up Australian Naturism

Instagram recently added a new feature to it’s platform which allows people to ask questions to their audience and gain responses. Initial thoughts were that this was a pretty cool new feature! The first day it was out, I posted a “sticker” which allowed people to “Ask me a Question”. I was excited to see what was going to be asked and I was eager to answer. However, the responses were appalling. It was disheartening to see the types of questions people decided to ask. Some examples include, ” I have an erection right now, what will you do with it”, “I want to see naked girls”, “Why can’t you post frontal nudes, I want to see”. Ridiculous right? For a brief moment I thought about wiping the account because I just couldn’t deal with the shit anymore. Was it really worth it?

There are new accounts popping up every day claiming to be ‘body positive’ and a portrayal of ‘true naturism’ yet feature only young, slim, attractive females bent over in sexually submissive poses. What has happened to the huge positive movement online using the naked in nature theme to promote body positivity and naturism that gained so much media attention last year? It has been hijacked. Hijacked by the perverts, the sexually entitled, the swingers and the scum of the earth. The Get Naked Australia page has been as strong as ever, but these people are using what we’ve started for their own perversion and pleasure. We’ve seen this in how many dropkicks message the females who have contributed to our page or request to follow them. They send dick pics, they ask for nudes, they even request sex as if they are somehow entitled to it because they posted a nude photo online. What started out as a really positive thing still remains but our following is being over run by perverts. Sorry if this offends you, but surprise surprise its consistently the middle aged males who are the culprits. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Get Naked Australia

Original publication JUL 15, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 6th August 2018

Tea tree lakes nude bathing case thrown out of court

Non-mainstream lifestyle choices aren’t ‘axiomatically offensive’, Magistrate Dunlevy told Byron Bay local court on Friday, ruling that Sunrise resident Maxine Hawker had no case to answer for bathing naked at the tea tree lakes at Grays Lane in January.

The magistrate said that the police had failed to prove Ms Hawker’s actions were ‘calculated to wound feelings, or arouse anger, disgust, resentment or outrage’.

Maxine Hawker at the tea tree lake where she was charged on January 20 with offensive behaviour for bathing naked.Jeff Dawson
Maxine Hawker at the tea tree lake where she was charged on January 20 with offensive behaviour for bathing naked.

Ms Hawker, who represented herself at the hearing, told the court she had no idea she was breaking the law and had not seen a sign near the entrance to the lake, which had been recently installed, warning of penalties.

But within minutes of arriving and entering the water, she was issued a $500 fine for bathing naked, which she chose to fight, telling the court, ‘I’m not a criminal, I’m a law-abiding person.’ Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Echo.Net

Original publication July 9, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 24th July 2018

Dark Mofo nude swimmers take the plunge for annual winter solstice dip
A record number of naked backsides have galloped down a Hobart beach into the water for the annual mad dash of Dark Mofo’s winter solstice nude swim.

With the air temperature hovering around 7 degrees Celsius, a record number of participants arrived in the dark to don red swimming caps supplied by organisers and steel themselves for the event, held annually as part of the Museum of Old and New Art’s (MONA) festival of the bizarre.

They are off and heading to the water for the 2018 Dark Mofo nude swim in Hobart.ABC News: Gregor Salmon
They are off and heading to the water for the 2018 Dark Mofo nude swim in Hobart.

The stampede began at 7:42am, with waves of bodies throwing off the towels and heading towards the River Derwent, where a relatively tropical water temperature of around 14C awaited.

In 2017, just over 1,000 people registered for the event, catching out organisers who had factored in a number of no-shows — resulting in too many bums and not enough towels.

This year more than 2,200 signed up, with Dark Mofo learning the lesson of 2017, with plenty of linen on hand this morning at Long Beach, in Sandy Bay. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: ABC

Original publication 22 June 2018

Posted on NatCorn 2nd July 2018

Spencer Tunick’s nude photoshoot in Melbourne supermarket carpark to go ahead

Melbourne supermarket giant Woolworths has agreed to let international nude crowd photographer Spencer Tunick use one of its carparks for a photoshoot after earlier denying permission.

Tunick has photographed nude crowds in colourful locations across the world.REUTERS: ANDREW YATES
Tunick has photographed nude crowds in colourful locations across the world.

Tunick had planned to photograph thousands of nude Melburnians at the rooftop carpark at the supermarket’s Prahran store on Chapel Street, in inner-city Melbourne.

The New York-based artist is famous for his photos of throngs of naked people in public places and has created a number of similar human installations, including one at the Sydney Opera House in 2010. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: ABC

Original publication June 15th, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 26th June 2018

Naturists urged to fight offensive behaviour fines

Naturist Stuart McConville, who beat an offensive behaviour charge in Byron Bay Local Court last week, is encouraging other people who’ve been charged go to court rather than pay the fine.

Stuart McConville, who beat a charge of offensive behaviour for swimming naked at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Lake in April. supplied
Stuart McConville, who beat a charge of offensive behaviour for swimming naked at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Lake in April.

Mr McConville pleaded guilty to the offence for legal reasons, but Magistrate Dunlevy recorded no conviction.

Mr McConville welcomed the result and said it should encourage others who had been served with a fine, adding that taking the matter to court cost him less than the $500 fine he would have had to pay. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: echo.net

Original publication June 14, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 24th June 2018

Ex-Mackay naturist gives skinny on bare lifestyle

AN EX-Mackay naturist has returned to his home ground to vet opening a branch of the Adam and Eve Club.

Kerry Robinson grew up in Mackay and believes the number of people that live the lifestyle is around 50.

GET YOUR KIT OFF: Chair of the Adam and Eve Club, a naturist club will be in Mackay this weekend interviewing for new members, with a mind to open up a branch and secure property to have meetings on.
GET YOUR KIT OFF: Chair of the Adam and Eve Club, a naturist club will be in Mackay this weekend interviewing for new members, with a mind to open up a branch and secure property to have meetings on.

Mr Robinson is conducting interviews for membership as part of his homecoming.

“There are three groups of nude lifestyle people, there’s the home, domestic people and they wear whatever they want to in Mackay,” he said

“Then you have what you call event nudists like we used to do at Alexandra Bay beach carnival, we would have up to 700 people down there.

“And then you have what you call social nudists, we’ll play a game of tennis without clothes on.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mercury

Original publication 19th May 2018

Posted on NatCorn 25th May 2018

Nude feud: cracks appear at naturists’ colony

A couple ejected from a nudist colony for renovating a bush cabin have laid bare their wrangle with the club as part of legal action over $80,000 in damages.

The Helios Society nudist club in the Dandenongs has extensive grounds to explore sans clothes.
The Helios Society nudist club in the Dandenongs has extensive grounds to explore sans clothes.

Fiji-based Robert and Alwyn Nink, both 57, joined the Helios Society in the Dandenong Ranges in 2016, thinking it was an ideal place to escape from the world with like-minded nude enthusiasts.
However, the experience has left the Ninks feeling anything but liberated, as a battle to upgrade their cabin turned into a nasty feud with the nudist club’s secretary that led to allegations of cups of urine being left on a table. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

Original publication 18 May 2018

Posted on NatCorn 23rd May 2018

The Naturist Talks: Kim & Peter From Australia

One of the main reasons why we started this project is to show the world that naturists are not some strange dark commune but that actually everyone could be one… Or could enjoy being one if they took the first step.

Our main example of “everyone” is of course ourselves, we write posts about naturism in general but also about our own experiences. But some of you might be thinking “Yes sure, those two are probably just the strange kids in the block…” (nah, we know you’re not thinking that about us, but we’re trying to write an introduction here). So we decided to let other naturists have a word as well.

So please sit back and get inspired! Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naked Wanderings

Original publication April 16, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 18th May 2018

Byron’s nude beach gets stay of execution

Byron Shire Councillors voted at last Thursday’s meeting to continue a trial of changed conditions at the shire’s only official nude beach at Tyagarah but emphasised there was no guarantee the beach would remain clothing optional in the longer term

Enjoying a bit of fun in the sun are some naturists relaxing at the clothes-optional beach, Tyagarah.Jeff Dawson.
Enjoying a bit of fun in the sun are some naturists relaxing at the clothes-optional beach, Tyagarah.

A spokesperson for the local naturist group told public access that the current trial, which was originally slated for three months but has continued for five, had been a success in clearing out seamy sex abusers whose presence on the beach had increasingly riled beachgoers and local residents.

She called for the beach’s clothing optional status to be confirmed, following the erection of signage, daily police patrols and a range of initiatives by her group. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: echo.net

Original publication March 26, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 26th March 2018

Mackay man starts push for region’s first nude beach

A FORMER aircraft engineer and warrant officer proudly wore an air force uniform for 22 years, now he wants to swap it for — nothing.

Hay Point resident Ned Kelly (not the bushranger) wants to gauge interest in establishing a nude beach near his home.

Ned Kelly wants to made a Hay Point beach a naturist hangout a few hours a day.Troy Kippen
Ned Kelly wants to made a Hay Point beach a naturist hangout a few hours a day.

Mr Kelly denies ever being a naturist, but since moving to Hay Point about six months ago the sea change has him thinking about some personal changes too.

“I was walking around the unit here with no clothes on feeling quite comfortable,” Mr Kelly said.

“And I started wandering if there was a nude beach in the area.”

Not finding one, he decided that he would start his own. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mercury

Original publication 31st January 2018

Posted on NatCorn 10th February 2018

Is it time for another Nude Ain’t Rude rally?

Almost 20 years to the day since Byron celebrated an historic Nude Ain’t Rude rally on Belongil beach, local activists and nature lovers are asking if it’s time to hold another.

The 1998 Australia Day Nude Ain’t Rude rally on Belongil beach.Jeff Dawson
The 1998 Australia Day Nude Ain’t Rude rally on Belongil beach.

The call follows the arrest of four people in just a few weeks for swimming naked in a quiet area of beach well south of Brunswick Heads but outside Byron Council’s (recently reduced) official clothing optional area.

Dean Jefferys told Echonetdaily he took his three-month old daughter to the rally, which was held on Australia Day 1998, not long after having a fine for offensive behavior quashed by the courts. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: echo.net

Original publication January 23, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 1st February 2018

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

‘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

“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

There’s a Tribe of Modern Day Nudists in Australia
Stepping up to a mind-melting lookout, whipping your clothes off and letting your unmentionables dangle as freely as the day you were born. Welcome to the secret life of modern day nudists.

He never really understood the big fuss around nudity and never developed the awkward inhibitions that he reckons society places on us. “It’s no big deal in my eyes, we’ve all got the same parts and we’ve all seen it before!”

How It All Began

Like all good things, it started out as a bit of innocent fun. As a modern day Christmas gift for his fiancé, he snapped twelve shots of himself at Sydney’s most scenic locations, each with a common theme: only a birthday suit allowed. He turned the cheeky pics into a calendar, covered it in tinsel and made his partner’s Christmas that year.

For a giggle he also created the Get Naked Australia Instagram page. It would seem there are a few closet fans of naturism out there too, the page went viral and in a little over a year the page has grown to 216k followers and become one of our favourite social pages in the digi-sphere.

Initially it was just his friends joining the starkers party, but it quickly snowballed and now fun folk from the length and breadth of the country share their prized snaps with Brendan. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: We Are Explorers

Original publication 09/10/2017

28th December 2017

Don’t strip down too far at Coast beaches

TWO years ago, the dream of many nudists was expected to come true – an official clothing optional beach on the Fraser Coast.

NO IFS OR BUTTS: Plans to open a legal nude beach at Dundowran have been shut down by the government.Thinkstock
NO IFS OR BUTTS: Plans to open a legal nude beach at Dundowran have been shut down by the government.

It seemed possible until the Queensland Government shut down a petition started by Poona man John Hart to introduce a legal nudist beach at Dundowran in 2015.

A decision to make the “nude beach” legal has not come to light despite the popular Fraser Coast beach already declared an “unofficial nude beach”. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Fraser Coast Chronicle

Original publication 20th Dec 2017

23rd December 2017

“Get Naked Goulburn! Summer is probably the only time you can shed your clothes “
An unexpected view

Rocky Hill means many things for many people. It not only represents our past conflict and community resilience but today it is a beacon for commuters or a place for residents to wind down and appreciate home.

Instagram photo via Get Naked Australia's Instagram account.
Instagram photo via Get Naked Australia’s Instagram account.

However on Monday, Rocky Hill had a different image.

Those around the lookout might have spotted two naked women looking over Goulburn. You might be reading this and wondering why two women with no clothing would choose to look over the city with their arms waving in the air. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Goulburn Post

Original publication December 13, 2017

16th December 2017

Ballarat East Bowling Club gets cheeky with nude calendar

Ballarat East Bowling Club have come up with an unconventional fundraiser: a nude calendar featuring some of their best bowlers.

The calendar features members doing the usual club duties, such as mowing and updating the score board, while stark naked. Around 150 copies are being printed, featuring people between the ages of 21 and 86.

Baring all: Ballarat East Bowling Club sponsorship manager Catherine Phillips shows off their cheeky nude fundraising calendar, with proceeds going to refurbishing the top green.Luka Kauzlaric.
Baring all: Ballarat East Bowling Club sponsorship manager Catherine Phillips shows off their cheeky nude fundraising calendar, with proceeds going to refurbishing the top green.

Club sponsorship manager Catherine Phillips said there were some “raised eyebrows” initially, but members still agreed to strip off.

“We want people to recognise that bowls isn’t just an old person’s sport, we have great fun at the club and it’s a family atmosphere,” she said. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Courier

4th December 2017

‘Buff on the Bluff’ craze on culturally significant Bluff Knoll leads WA elder to call for nude photo ban
An Indigenous tour operator in Western Australia’s Great Southern region wants a nude photo trend in the Stirling Range National Park to end, and would prefer if tourists stopped climbing peaks in the park altogether.

Goreng man and tour guide Joey Williams said the ‘Buff on the Bluff’ social media craze, which results in hikers posting photos of themselves naked once they reached the peak of Bluff Knoll, was disrespectful.

Goreng elder Joey Williams wants nude photos to be banned on the peak of Bluff Knoll.Poornarti Aboriginal Tours
Goreng elder Joey Williams wants nude photos to be banned on the peak of Bluff Knoll.

“Especially if it’s posted up and they have got a beautiful panoramic shot of the top of the hill, but someone’s butt cheeks are on there,” he said.

While Mr Williams said it was OK for people to climb the mountain if they were respectful, he would still prefer it if they did not climb.

“I’m against it, I’ll let you know that,” he said. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: ABC

20th November 2017

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 watoday.com quoted Perth hockey player Reid Smith as saying. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: ZeeNews

20th November 2017

Will Tyagarah remain a clothes-optional beach?

Getting rid of sex pests and other inappropriate behaviour is the main issue for everyone including residents, councillors, naturists and other beach users at the clothes-optional beach in Tyagarah and the surrounding area including the tea-tree lakes. How to respond to the situation is being debated at the upcoming Byron Shire Council meeting this Thursday, October 26 where councillor Paul Spooners has put forward a notice of motion (NoM) to remove the status of the clothes-optional beach at Tyagarah.

Enjoying a bit of fun in the sun are some naturists relaxing at the clothes-optional beach, Tyagarah.Jeff Dawson.
Enjoying a bit of fun in the sun are some naturists relaxing at the clothes-optional beach, Tyagarah.

Local Tyagarah resident of 21 years Gwen Gould supported the beach being declared clothes optional in 1998 and continues to today but recognises that there are many issues with the area.

‘I swim down there naked all the time,’ said Gwen.

‘I’m 76 and I love to go down there and swim naked but I have been harassed so many times. So often you have to deal with theses aggressive, offensive people. I’m really conflicted. I love the freedom but I hate the hassle.’ Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Echo Net Daily

27th October 2017

Byron’s clothing optional beach gets a reprieve

In a move that has given hope to both Tyagarah residents and naturists, Byron Shire Council today (Thursday, October 25) resolved to continue to allow nude bathing on a reduced stretch of Tyagarah Beach, starting 200 metres south of Grays Lane and ending well north of Elements Resort.

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

The amendment by Cr Basil Cameron, to Cr Paul Spooner’s original motion to close the beach to naturists completely, was carried with the support of Greeens councillors Michael Lyon, Jeanette Martin and Sarah Ndiyae, together with independent Cate Coorey.

The motion commits council, after four years of inaction, to erect signage on the beach within two weeks indicating exactly where the clothing optional section is, and also requires council to review the situation again in three months.

In the meantime, council will liaise with police, naturists and the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) in an attempt to establish whether there is a more suitable alternative for a less remote clothing optional beach in the shire. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Echo Net Daily

26th October 2017

Women should feel safe to send their nude pictures
EMMA Freedman had a point when she said it was dangerous taking nude photos. But her argument was flawed, writes Kerri Sackville.

“Have you ever sent a nude pic to a lover?” I asked a female friend a couple of weeks ago.

“God no,” she said. “I don’t want my lovers to see my body while we’re doing it, let alone look at it in a photo!” We laughed. “What about you?”

A photo of a naked woman wearing premiership medal that was circulated after Richmond’s win has rocked the AFL community.Supplied
A photo of a naked woman wearing premiership medal that was circulated after Richmond’s win has rocked the AFL community.

“I’ve done it,” I told truthfully. “It was really fun. I have no regrets. I’d probably do it again.”

I thought about our conversation last night, after Sports Sunday aired a segment about the Richmond leaked photo scandal. As Peter Fitzsimons criticised the AFL’s historical mistreatment of women, radio commentator Emma Freedman had a different take. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: news.com.au

20th October 2017

Women posting ‘free nudes’ are destroying the industry, says model

An Australian glamour model claims women posting nudes online are ruining the nude magazine industry and taking money from paid models.

Jasmin Shojai makes her living as a “top glamour model” and believes other women who post pictures online at no cost are destroying her career prospects.

Jasmin Shojai wants women to stop giving provocative photos out for free online.Facebook
Jasmin Shojai wants women to stop giving provocative photos out for free online.

The 23-year-old told the Daily Mail Australia: “If men can get fresh pictures of hot girls from social media why would they need to go out and buy nude magazines.”

“Women who are photographed for magazines now are paid so much less than they used to be – or are expected to do it for free. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: New Zealand Herald

17th October 2017

Adelaide is ready for nude yoga, says instructor behind sold-out liberating workshops
ADELAIDE women will get rid of their inhibitions — and their clothes — when they practice nude yoga for the first time on Saturday night.

Yoga instructor Rosie Rees has been running the unique workshops in her home town of Perth for three years, as well as in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Tonight’s workshop at the Power Living studio in the city is a first for Adelaide.

Rachael Lahey, 23, practises nude yoga.Naomi Jellicoe
Rachael Lahey, 23, practises nude yoga.

“I wanted to create a practice for women to love and accept their bodies,” says Ms Rees, 30. “People told me Perth wasn’t ready for it, that the world wasn’t ready for it. Pretty much every workshop I’ve ever run has sold out.”

Workshops run for 3.5 hours and begins with a sharing session, meditation and simple exercises in a candlelit room. Class sizes range from 15-30 people. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Advertiser

16th October 2017

Nude Olympics overshadowed by prospect of beach ban

Organisers of Saturday’s inaugural Nude Olympics at Byron’s Belongil Beach say they are already planning for next year’s event.

But those plans may have to be put on hold if a motion before Byron Shire Council next week to ban nude bathing at the beach is successful.

Attendees at Byron’s inaugural Nude Olympics on Saturday (October 7) ‘blowing the whistle on sexual assault.’ Photo supplied
Attendees at Byron’s inaugural Nude Olympics on Saturday (October 7) ‘blowing the whistle on sexual assault.’

Cr Paul Spooner says in the comments attached to his notice of motion, ‘While I am not against clothes optional bathing on our beaches it seems blatantly clear to me that the isolated location at [Belongil and] Tyagarah has unfortunately encouraged negative social behaviour and has made the location undesirable for many people to now use as a public beach.’

But local naturist Wayne Pendobny, who runs the Save Kings Beach and Belongil/Tyagarah Nature Reserve Facebook page, told Echonetdaily, that ‘banning a perfectly natural pastime is not the Byron way’ Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Echo net

12th October 2017

‘Stay left… definitely don’t sneeze’: Moment female nudist almost has a nip slip on live television, leaving presenters in stitches – but not everyone was amused

A young nudist has almost suffered a blooper moment after she nearly had an accidental nip slip while live on air.

Tash Ralphs, a nudist from Queensland, was on a live cross with Sunrise when a strategically placed light almost didn't keep everything under wraps (pictured right)Sunrise TV
Tash Ralphs, a nudist from Queensland, was on a live cross with Sunrise when a strategically placed light almost didn’t keep everything under wraps (pictured right)

Tash Ralphs, a nudist from Queensland, was on a live cross with Sunrise on Thursday advocating the nudist movement when a strategically placed light almost didn’t keep everything under wraps.
The hilarious moment saw the hosts laughing uncontrollably, with Edwina Bartholomew having to wipe away tears.
And while the presenters were left in stitches – not everyone was amused, with some viewers taking to social media to say the scene was not a laughing matter. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mail

17:20 2nd 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…

Source: News.com.au

29 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

‘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

‘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

Veterinarian students embrace their animal magnetism as they strip down and pose with playful pooches for cheeky nude calendar in a bid to raise money for drought stricken farmers
Wearing just a pair of leather boots and a farm hat, veterinarian students have dared to bare all in a cheeky photo shoot.

About 70 Queensland students stripped down to pose on tractors and hay bales, not forgetting to include dozens of cute pooches.

Nothing was off limits in the raw shoot, with the students exposing their derrieres in everything from cattle yards to horse stables.

Vets Uncovered organiser Chelsea Crake told Daily Mail Australia the James Cook University graduating students launched the annual calendar three years ago to raise money for drought stricken farmers as well as their annual graduation ball. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mail

04 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

The man who went skydiving in the nude with a violin
Many people would find jumping nude from a plane confronting, but it was a particular triumph for Glen Donnelly.

The Australian musician had set himself a challenge for his 30th birthday. He wanted to go skydiving, wearing nothing except a harness, and play a couple of violin pieces on the way down.

Armed with a A$50 (£30; $40) instrument, a bow and not much else, Mr Donnelly completed his feat in a tandem jump in New South Wales on Sunday.

Australian musician Glen Donnelly plays the violin while skydivingGlen Donnelly
Australian musician Glen Donnelly plays the violin while skydiving

He played Happy Birthday during the freefall – a little celebration for himself.
When the parachute opened, and he began to float, the violinist drew the opening strains of The Lark Ascending by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: BBC

30 August, 2017, 5:10 pm

“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.

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

Cherie Lidbury and her art
Cherie Lidbury and her art

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.

“I lived in Perth and sometimes during the day I’d think ‘it’s such a beautiful day, I just want to go down the beach’ but I never had any bathers with me,” Ms Lidbury told mybodyandsoul.com.au, “so I would just go to Swanbourne (nudist) beach, strip off and go for a nice swim and enjoy the freedom of it all.” Cont…Read full original article…

Source: My Body + Soul

26 August, 2017, 5:20 am

Does nudity offend you?

I got pulled over by a policeman on the side of the road the other week.

He took my breath. He thought I was drunk.

One of the reasons he thought I was drunk, was because I was nude.

Aleta Rodriguez used under Creative Commons licence

As he approached my car window I covered my penis with my towel.

The conversation went something like:

Policeman: “Why are you naked mate?” Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Nude Movement

23 August, 2017, 6:30 pm

Tweed Byron police target nudists at clothes-optional beach

Police are targeting nudists on a “clothes-optional” strip of beach at Byron Bay after a spate of lurid sexual behaviour.

But the local council and National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) are passing the buck over who should take responsibility for alerting the public about the nude beach at Tyagarah.

An unidentified nudist pictured at a “clothes-optional” beach at Point Addis in Victoria.David Crosling/file
An unidentified nudist pictured at a “clothes-optional” beach at Point Addis in Victoria.

Police say the Tyagarah Lakes and beach area is a well-known meeting place for hanky panky.

Tyagarah Beach pictured in 2005.Adam Head.
Tyagarah Beach pictured in 2005.

This year, they launched a crackdown on offenders after reports of nefarious behaviour in the paradise-like locale. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Gold Coast Bulletin

20 August, 2017, 7:00 pm