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La prohibición del nudismo se suaviza y se queda solo para las playas urbanas

Desde ayer (8/11/2017) está en vigor la nueva ordenanza de uso y disfrute de las playas de Cuevas del Almanzora que incluye algunas normas como la prohibición de la práctica del nudismo es las playas consideradas urbanas.

Playa de Quitapellejos, Cuevas de Almanzora, Almería.
Playa de Quitapellejos, Cuevas de Almanzora, Almería.

Tras el proceso de alegaciones y el paso por el Pleno para su aprobación definitiva, el texto propuesto inicialmente se ha “suavizado” levemente para permitir la práctica nudista en las playas clasificadas como naturales sin protección especial, ya que en la ordenanza aprobada inicialmente se consideraba textil todo el litoral del municipio. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nudonaturismo

2 days ago

The End of Lake Willoughby’s Nude Beach?
Draft Ordinance Headed for Westmore Town Meeting in March

WESTMORE — It’s a little too cold now for swimming – with or without a bathing suit.

But the Westmore Select Board is not done with its consideration of banning nude sunbathing come next beach season at popular Lake Willoughby’s Southwest Cove.

That beach, secluded and accessed by a walk through the woods and down a set of stone steps, has been a clothing-optional beach for decades.

Amy Ash Nixon
Richard Goddard of Newport, at the clothing optional beach at the Southwest Cove of Lake Willoughby, looks over a copy of the draft ordinance on public indecency presented at the Westmore Selectboard meeting in early October

Every so often, controversy over the nude beach bubbles up, and that happened this past summer, with allegations coming to the town’s selectmen over women being bullied by naked sunbathing men.

Those allegations led the board recently to meet with the town attorney to consider a draft public indecency ordinance for the Town of Westmore that would put an end to the clothing-optional beach enjoyed by the naturists – the term naked sunbathers prefer. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Caledonian Record

3 days ago

South Coast nudist beach plan scrapped
Durban: The public protector has ruled against the proposed South Coast nudist beach, much to the relief of the Concerned Citizens Group which opposed it.

The outcome of the probe into whether the Ray Nkonyeni (formerly Hibiscus Coast) Municipality should have approved an application for nudists on Mpenjati Beach, was announced by the group in Marburg on Monday.

In this file picture, Trafalgar residents who were against the nudist beach stroll on the contested piece of coastline.Bongani Mbatha
In this file picture, Trafalgar residents who were against the nudist beach stroll on the contested piece of coastline.

This was at a meeting with community members on behalf of whom the group had lodged the complaint to prevent the 500m stretch of beach near Trafalgar becoming South Africa’s second official nudist resort.

The group’s Reverend Mike Effanga later told The Mercury that the final report was hand-delivered to him on Friday. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: IOL

6 days ago

El Defensor del Pueblo sugiere a San Pedro del Pinatar que retire la ordenanza contra el nudismo
Le pide que catalogue las playas en las que en las que tradicionalmente se ha practicado.

El defensor del pueblo ha respaldado la postura de Ciudadanos en el municipio respecto a la Ordenanza de Playas que impulsó el equipo de Gobierno del PP. Lo ha hecho a través de un documento enviado al Ayuntamiento en el que, tras una prolija argumentación legal y jurídica, le señala que la prohibición total del nudismo debería ser retirada de la polémica ordenanza.

Firmada por Francisco Fernández Marugán, en funciones mientras se reincorpore al puesto Soledad Becerril, la comunicación sugiere -la fórmula que utiliza el defensor del pueblo- al Consistorio “revisar la Ordenanza de Uso y Disfrute de las playas, eliminando la prohibición de la desnudez integral en los términos absolutos que recoge el artículo 10 de dicha norma”. Además, sugiere que se establezca “un procedimiento para la catalogación de las playas” en las que se ha practicado el nudismo tradicionalmente y “dar participación a los colectivos naturistas en la nueva regulación de que se adopte”. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: SER

2 weeks ago

As Nature Intended – an insight by a female first time naturist

Naturism, nudism…it seemed the same to me. I couldn’t tell you the difference between the two concepts. I never thought of it beyond stereotypes: something done by “eccentric” people, somehow related to exhibitionism, and mostly done by men.

However, some time ago a friend told me about naturism, how she became a member of Irish Naturist Association and how much she enjoyed naturist outings and being in contact with nature, as nature intended. She also told me how popular naturism is in some Central European countries, how naturism is practiced by families plus the benefits for children as they learn to appreciate and accept their own bodies and other people’s bodies, apart from sexual connotations, in a respectful environment. Talking to her inspired a genuine curiosity in me and I felt that I should try, at least try.

However, I always told her that my preference would be to experience naturism in a warmer location than Ireland. I am quite a shivery/chilly person, and the idea of going nude in Ireland was inconceivable for me. I have never worn sandals or shorts in Ireland and I’m always fully wrapped up. Of course, I have never dipped my feet in the Irish Sea, despite the insistence of my children. I have always been a little envious of people swimming throughout the whole year in places such as Seapoint or the Forty Foot.

A few days ago, my friend invited me to join a naturist group of people to go to the beach. As this was likely to be the last sunny and warm day of the year, I did not want to miss this opportunity. So finally, I postponed my commitments and decided to join, ready for my first nudist experience. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Irish Naturist Blog

3 weeks ago

El pleno focense debatirá el jueves la práctica del nudismo en las playas
El BNG presenta una moción para que se retire el bando editado en verano al entender que una norma local no puede solapar una europea. El alcalde dice que hay un arenal autorizado

El verano se está extendiendo como nunca en la comarca y no solo en lo metereológico, pues motiva incluso el debate en la corporación focense, que el próximo jueves, 26 de octubre, abordará la práctica del nudismo en las playas. Lo hará a través de una propuesta del BNG, en la que reclamará que se anule el bando municipal que prohibe esta práctica en todos los arenales del municipio, excepto en Os Alemáns.

Playa focense de Llas.JOSÉ Mª ÁLVEZ AMA
Playa focense de Llas.

«Existe tradición nalgunha das nosas praias da práctica do nudismo e non existe ningunha norma que o impida en todas elas», recalca la portavoz nacionalista, Lorena Seivane, quien alude a que desde la aprobación de la Constitución «non é posible apelación algunha nas nosas leis a consideracións de tipo moral, polo que o dereito ao desnudo dedúcese da Constitución, mais tamén da Carta Europea dos Dereitos Humáns, como así afirma expresamente o Tribunal Europeo», agrega la edil.

Por su parte, el grupo de gobierno ve oportunismo en traer ahora este debate cuando el bando se publicó en agosto. Una medida que se tomó, explica el regidor, Javier Castiñeira, para evitar «situacións puntuais» que se dieron en verano y que generaron cierta controversia con los socorristas, que tendrían así una norma en la que basarse en caso de tener que reclamar a alguien que cesase en su actitud de hacer nudismo. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: El Progreso

3 weeks ago

Getting naked in Messinia, Greece

As the end of the summer, and thus the end if the naturist season as well, in Greece was fastly approching, we had to evaluate our options for the next ten to fifteen days. Our main plan was actually to head north, in the direction of Thessaloniki and try our luck for finding some last Greek nude beaches over there, but then our eye fell on an entry in our Google search saying Kalokeri Villas. Well, it was mostly the word “villas” that got our intention because we had no idea what “Kalokeri” means (meanwhile we know that it means “summer holiday”) and a villa was a type of accommodation that we still had to cross from our list.

So we went back the same way we had come only weeks ago, we’d been to north Peloponnese, east and south-east Peloponnese, but for some unexplainable reason we never considerd visiting the south-west of the peninsula. Until now. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naked Wanderings

3 weeks ago

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

4 weeks ago

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

4 weeks ago

Why Are We So Afraid of Female Breasts?
The taboo against female breasts is sexist, discriminatory and promotes rape culture

I was tanning at a topless beach in France when I first realized how ashamed I was of my breasts. One of my best friends – a French exchange student I was visiting after our high school graduation – and her French mother were lying next to me bare-chested without a second thought about it.

There were men in Speedos and women of all shapes, sizes and ages walking around in nothing but bikini bottoms all around me. Some of the women were young with small, perky breasts; some were old and leathered with breasts that hung down to their belly buttons, flat as pancakes; and some had such perfectly round, bouncy breasts, I felt embarrassed to look at them. But the one thing they all had in common was an air of something between self-confidence and indifference.

No one was sucking in their stomach, arching their backs, or trying to hide imperfections. They were just letting it all hang out, eating nectarines, applying tanning oil, building sand castles, or jumping in the waves, with no self-consciousness, like nothing could be more natural. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Return to Now

4 weeks ago

La playa de los Moros, una cala nudista a los pies de Adormideras
Un pequeño arenal entre rocas es utilizado por naturistas desde hace años pese a no tener esa catalogación

En A Coruña no hay ninguna playa nudista. Eso dice la teoría. Pero en la práctica, un pequeño arenar rodeado de rocas junto al barrio de Adormideras tiene como usuarios mayoritarios a personas naturistas. Durante estas semanas de buen tiempo y días festivos esta cala se ha masificado, ante la mirada curiosa de quienes pasean por el parque de los menhires.

C.A.L.

La zona es conocida como playa de los Moros, en clara referencia al cementerio musulmán reconvertido en la Casa de las Palabras, un punto de encuentro multicultural que permanece cerrado. El arenal tiene una longitud de 25 metros y una anchura de 15 metros hasta el mar.

Varios residentes en la zona no son capaces de concretar el momento exacto en el que la cala fue tomada por naturistas. Unos dices que, hace «un par de años», apenas se veían. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: La Voz de Galicia

5 weeks ago

400 naked people plunged into the sea with the sunrise

The British have once again proved that knowingly wear the title of most pretentious nation on the planet, having started a Grand swim naked, which only remembers Druridge Bay in Nothumberland, reports Rus.Media. About 400 naked absolutely enthusiasts of both sexes, regardless of age or body type, the sun bravely went into the icy waters of the North sea.

400 naked people plunged into the sea with the sunrise Enchanting sight!
400 naked people plunged into the sea with the sunrise
Enchanting sight!

What are they, you ask? And that they have a charity event like this. Called North East Skinny Dip (“North East skinny dipping”), it was held for the seventh time, and invented it in 2011, 38-year-old paramedic from Sunderland JAX Higginson.

The event takes place completely naturally: people splashing in the icy waves, embraces, uplifts hands to the sun and generally enjoying life in every way. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Sherbrook Times

17th October 2017

Getting naked on Paros, Greece

From our Naked Wanderings Cyclade Islands Basecamp on Antiparos it was only a fifteen minute ferry ride to the neighboring and much bigger island Paros. So on a nice Sunday morning we woke up early, walked to the scooter rental shop, went through some useless price negotiations and ended up with a black and blue 50cc beast.

Only minutes later we embarked on the ferry with high expectations. If we had been able to find such a nice range of nudie places on a small island like Antiparos, what would it be on its bigger brother?
We have to warn you, this is not a happy story. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naked Wanderings

15th 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

Nudity in Germany: Here’s the naked truth

When I was a kid, my father always used to sunbathe nude in our garden at weekends. In public pools, children of all ages were allowed to run around naked all the time.
Even today, I’m comfortable with getting naked in the sauna or gym changing room. Maybe it’s because I’m German.

Nudism is traditionally popular in Germany, a country considered buttoned up and conservative compared with, let’s say, Italy.
In Germany, nudism is known as Freikoerperkultur (FKK), Free Body Culture. Baring all is normal in saunas, swimming pools, the park and on the beach.
Summer in the parks of Berlin and Munich brings the chance of encountering a middle-aged, bronzed German wearing only a hat and the BILD-Zeitung, Germany’s favorite tabloid. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: CNN

17:10 7th October 2017

La mentalidad del naturismo

El naturismo: ¿una forma de vida, un negocio al alza o una falta de respeto?. Este titular leía el otro día en un diario de cobertura nacional e internacional, las dos primeras aseveraciones son totalmente normales y opinables pero en que caso el naturismo falta el respeto? Curiosa apreciación de una sociedad cada vez mas viciada de todos los elementos superficiales, capitalistas e idealistas. pero nada más allá de una realidad completamente natural

Han pasado dos décadas desde que el Código Penal eliminara el delito de escándalo público, una norma heredada del franquismo entre otros y aplicable al que «de cualquier modo ofendiere el pudor o las buenas costumbres con hechos de grave escándalo o trascendencia». Pero el naturismo sigue buscando su espacio en la sociedad, la cual lo rechaza como algo ofensivo a lo que debemos taparnos los ojos. Vivimos tiempos complicados en las libertades de las personas hasta el punto de criminalizar aspectos completamente normales. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: vidanaturista

17:30 3rd 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

Is skinny dipping illegal in the UK and does nude swimming count as outraging public decency?
Hundreds of swimmers strip off and run into chilly British seas each year – but could it land you in handcuffs?

HUNDREDS of swimmers strip off and run into chilly British seas each year whether for charity swims or a cheeky dip.

But, is skinny dipping legal and could stripping off land you in handcuffs?

People take part in the North East Skinny Dip at Druridge Bay Beach in NothumberlandPA:PRESS ASSOCIATION
People take part in the North East Skinny Dip at Druridge Bay Beach in Nothumberland

Paragraph text Cont…Read full original article…

Source: The Sun

29 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

Brave skinny-dippers strip off and race into the North Sea for nude early morning swim
The North East Skinny Dip celebrates the first official day of autumn, also know as the autumn equinox, as well as raising money for charity

As the sun rose this morning, most people were in their beds fast asleep.

But in Northumberland, brave skinny dippers stripped off and ran into the freezing North Sea for a chilly swim.

People take part in the North East Skinny Dip at Druridge Bay Beach in NothumberlandPA
People take part in the North East Skinny Dip at Druridge Bay Beach in Nothumberland

The North East Skinny Dip celebrates the first official day of autumn, also know as the autumn equinox, as well as raising money for charity .

Fearless participants raised money for mental health charity Mind by charging into the water at Druridge Bay. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: The Mirror

27 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

Españolas hacen más “topless” y nudismo que mujeres de otros grandes países

Las españolas son las mujeres que practican con más frecuencia “topless” y nudismo en la playa entre las ciudadanas de ocho grandes países, según un estudio del instituto demoscópico francés Ifop difundido hoy.

Españolas hacen más "topless" y nudismo que mujeres de otros grandes países.Shutterstock.
Españolas hacen más “topless” y nudismo que mujeres de otros grandes países.

El sondeo se realizó por internet entre los pasados 6 y 9 de junio en Italia, España, Francia, Alemania, Holanda, Reino Unido, Estados Unidos y Canadá, entre una muestra de unas 1.000 mujeres en cada país con edades a partir de 18 años.

El 49 % de las españolas afirmó haberse desnudado de cintura para arriba en al menos una ocasión en la playa, seguidas por las alemanas (41 %) y las holandesas (35 %), de acuerdo con la encuesta, elaborada para la página web francesa de pornografía PLAISX. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Telemetro

25 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

El placer de la desnudez

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

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

Source: Vida Naturista

25 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

Skinny dipping helps me feel alive
Jax has been organising the Great North East Skinny Dip and raising money for Mind since 2012, here she blogs about how it came about and why there’s nothing like the feeling of running into the cold North Sea.

Despite years of personal struggle, I have never formally been diagnosed with a mental health problem. For a long time I moved through life with blinkers on, desperately trying to keep up. I was in denial and I numbed myself with drugs and alcohol.

It wasn’t until I was well into my thirties that I gave myself permission to acknowledge and honour my mental health problems.

Nowadays I am able to accept that it started much, much earlier than this. I remember being so confused when my dad suggested that I would make a brilliant radio presenter. I thought “But how could I ever be that happy? Every day?!” I just couldn’t imagine it. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Mind

23 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

Nudists Protest for the beach “Dolphin” in Bulgaria

Nudists and campers protest against the management of beach “Dolphin”, which has performed serious violations of its contract while preparing the beach for the summer season.

Nudists and campers are protesting in front of the Bulgarian Ministry of Tourism in order to protect one of the last natural beaches left in Bulgaria. According to the protestors, the firm concessionaire of the beach has performed series of legal violations which contradict the concession contract. It was demanded by the protestors that the contract between the ministry and the company “Tiva International” be ended immediately. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: EU Scoop

23 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

Conheça a filosofia naturista e viva mais feliz.

“A filosofia naturista prega a nudez social sem agredir o outro, em contato com a natureza, respeitando ao próximo, a si mesmo e ao meio ambiente. Ela vai além da nudez e despe, também, dos preconceitos e amarras sociais”.

“O praticante é julgado pelo seu caráter e não pela vestimenta que está usando. Sem o julgamento que é possível fazer pela roupa que o outro veste, somos todos iguais”.

“No dia a dia, o naturismo é aplicado em coisas simples com separar lixo reciclável, não comer ou beber muita porcaria, ter árvores em casa, não comprar em estabelecimentos que arrancam a árvore da calçada, não desperdiçar embalagens e papel e não comprar coisas desnecessárias”, Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Mais Naturismo

21 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

How Nude Beaches Work

Beaches, for many sand-loving humans, are glorious paradises. Ideal areas to sunbathe, swim, play volleyball or simply hang out – and in some places, let it all hang out. We’re referring, of course, to nude beaches.

A sign alerts beachgoers in Dorset, England, that a nude beach lies ahead. OXFORD SCIENTIFIC/GETTY IMAGES
A sign alerts beachgoers in Dorset, England, that a nude beach lies ahead.

Nude beaches are exactly what you think. They’re places where people congregate for typical recreational beach activities, but instead of covering up with bathing suits and towels, everything is on full display.

Let’s settle one critical point straight right away — nude beaches aren’t typically a pornographic hodgepodge of hedonism or voyeurism. They are, quite simply, a lot like regular beaches, only some people are naked instead of clothed. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Howstuffworks

20 September, 2017, 5:20 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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