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‘I hate clothes’: What life is like as a practising nudist

Naturist Caryn Kettle, 63, always keeps her Melbourne house very warm, especially on chilly winter mornings, so that she can do her housework in the nude. “I hate clothes!” she says.

A naturist, or a nudist, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is “a person who goes naked in designated areas”– like private homes and gardens, designated beaches, and specific public spaces.

So, what sort of home features do you need to practise a naturist lifestyle?
Stocksy So, what sort of home features do you need to practise a naturist lifestyle?

Kettle, vice-president of the Australian Naturist Federation, has been a naturist since she was 16. “It’s lovely feeling the wind on your skin. It’s liberating in that I don’t have to think about what I am going to have to wear today – that takes a huge weight off my mind,” she says.

Anything can be done sans clothing, she says. “You can vacuum, you can dust, you can polish, you can do the washing, you can chop wood.”

For hygiene reasons she draws the line at cooking nude. “Men shouldn’t barbecue naked!”

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Source: Domain

Original publication 29 October, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 5 days ago

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Art In The Nude Report

On the 9th April, a mild Saturday evening, in Newcastle two hours north of Sydney, a group of people lined up outside the Newcastle Regional Art Gallery in preparation for a private tour of the gallery. The tour was organised by the ROSCO Nudist Club and made possible by the Australian Naturist Federation (ANF) with some help from TAN magazine. The evening provided a rare opportunity to visit the gallery and have a guided tour while naked.

The idea behind the tour was to provide not only a unique experience for Naturists, but also to provide the opportunity through the resulting media exposure to spread the word about the existence of the ROSCO Club and the ANF, as well as providing the opportunity for members of the public who may have an interest in social nudity to participate in an organised event.

Art In The Nude Report
Art In The Nude Report

As an added incentive for those looking for “an excuse” to attend the event, it was advertised that profits from the evening would be donated to the McGrath Foundation’s mission to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia and increase Breast Cancer awareness in young women. A total of $500 was collected via donations from the night.

The event also saw the issue of media releases and a number of radio interviews and press coverage resulted. It is important to let people know that Naturism is a legitimate lifestyle and such mainstream media coverage is a great way to normalize clothes-free living in our society.

At the appointed time the doors were opened and the gallery staff directed those in attendance to a secure room where they could get undressed.

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Source: Tan

Original publication As reported in TAN Issue 71.

Posted on NatCorn 2 weeks ago

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The “Otherside” of the Body Shaming Culture

In the last 3 days we have posted two different female body types on our page. One of them, a young slim figure whilst the other is older with additional adipose tissue and some natural effects of ageing.

Let me begin by saying that there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with either of these images. Both are healthy individuals with different body types. It’s that simple. The problem is people’s reactions to these photo’s. But their reaction may not be what you think it is. We were criticised for posting the young slim figure, and when the second photo was posted we were criticised by people saying, “It’s about time we see some real bodies on here”. Let me explain to you why this is such a problem in our culture.

Why is it, that only the bodies that are slightly aged, with a bit of extra body fat and stretch marks are termed “real bodies”? Why do we only acknowledge one end of the spectrum as “real”. Are those people with naturally very slim builds, or athletic bodies not real? Are they not at risk from suffering body image issues? Why are they always left out of the body image discussion. Why is it brave for someone who is overweight to own the skin they are in and get naked on a mountain top, yet someone who is of a young athletic build have people look at their photo and roll their eyes with the comments “It’s easy if you look like that”.

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Source: Get Naked Australia

Original publication 30 June 2019

Posted on NatCorn 4th July 2019

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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