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The Only Place to Escape Body Shaming: A Nude Beach

The only place I know of to escape body shaming is a nude beach, resort or campground. Sounds crazy doesn’t it? The only place to escape the unrealistic and material ideas of the perfect body is a place where your total body is on display. Let me explain.

My wife and I have been going on nude vacations for more than 20 years. We started on our honeymoon to Bora Bora. While there aren’t any recognized nude beaches in French Polynesia, topless sunbathing and swimming is the norm. My wife was in her mid-20s and thoroughly enjoyed swimming, sunning and walking the beach without her bikini top on. I certainly didn’t mind either. To me, she is beautiful and even more so when she isn’t wearing anything to cover up.

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I’m a Fat Cyclist—And I Don’t Need to “Fix” My Body

I’m a Fat Cyclist—And I Don’t Need to “Fix” My Body

My weight doesn’t need to change but the bike world’s attitude toward me does.

Source: Bicycling

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Does the US have a problem with topless women?

Women fed up with being forced to cover up their breasts and nipples are challenging American laws about nudity and sparking a debate about the country’s attitude to the naked female form. In September, Effie Krokos was awarded a $50,000 (£38,178) civil settlement after she took her shirt off in public in Loveland, Colorado, and…

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Body Acceptance – Self and Others – It’s a Complexed Situation

Well, yesterday’s post caused a shift in reader response, both here and on other Social Media platforms. Generally, the response was very positive. One response, however, was challenging. It happens when an idea challenges one’s belief system. Why do we so readily dismiss other ideas? Still, that response had me think hard about body acceptance.  Just…

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Mother who dressed her son, 2, in the men’s changing room of a swimming pool blasts a father for stripping naked – but others argue she should have gone into the women’s facilities

A mother who took her son in the men’s changing room at her local swimming pool has divided opinion after she blasted a man for stripping naked outside of the cubicle.  Writing on Mumsnet, the UK-based mother explained that she prefers to take her two-year-old son in the men’s changing room when they go swimming because…

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The Park at Summer’s End, Part I

The temperature is in the 50s and dropping — next Sunday, the low is supposed to be 40. On top of that, it’s raining, the Duane Reade down the block is advertising Halloween specials, and all in all it just feels like summer ended a million years ago. But it didn’t. Less than 3 weeks…

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The Conundrum: Social Nudity & Sexuality

“I suppose it’s not a social norm, and not a manly thing to do — to feel, discuss feelings. So that’s what I’m giving the finger to. Social norms and stuff…what good are social norms, really? I think all they do is project a limited and harmful image of people. It thus impedes a broader…

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Why every daughter needs to see her mother NAKED, according to one body image campaigner (and other women say they agree)

Just this morning my eight-year-old daughter watched me walk naked from the bathroom to my bedroom. Pointing at my tummy she asked: ‘Mummy, why does that wobble so much?’ Taking my little girl’s hand I rested it on my stomach and told her: ‘That’s where I grew you and your brothers.’ I explained that my…

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Naturism on social prudia

Social prudia I am sure you know what I mean. Prude social media. Did I hear someone say ‘Facebook’? Ding! Right in one. That one is, as far as I know, the most tight-assed, buttoned up place that allows murder and porn while being on a witch hunt against naturism, right? Nope. They are against…

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“The nudists put doors in the pool so we don’t go in with a swimsuit”

Mobilization over the Natura World urbanization dispute and the risk of losing 100 houses An open war between two communities of neighbors of the same urbanization of Vera Playa has faced for years the defenders of nudism and what they claim their right to be dressed as they wish in the common spaces. Although the…

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“Dutch people want to be naked in the sauna”

Amersfoort: Every year, around 1.8 million Dutch people go to the sauna. Despite the fact that people have been entering the sauna naked for hundreds of years, more and more wellness complexes offer a swimwear day in the Netherlands. Does this mean that the Netherlands is going to waste? Not according to the branch organization….

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Alaska’s Swimsuit Scandal Unfairly Polices Young Girls’ Bodies

A high school swimmer was disqualified because officials were offended by how her swimming suit fit her fuller-figured body In response to public outcry, the Alaska School Activities Association has reversed its decision. Read the update here. Local uproar seeking to punish young female athletes — just for the way they look — is tearing…

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There are fewer and fewer nudists and that is why we sexualize any body we see

It is clear that the impact of hippies on popular culture half a century ago has virtually disappeared but we have to understand the impact this has on our way of looking There are many reasons, but the reality is that we increasingly like to undress and see naked people . One of the factors…

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The State You’re In: These Florida nudists just want their mail

The other day some folks at a Florida nudist resort in Pasco County made headlines because, they said, their letter carrier refused to bring their mail inside the front gate. They blamed discrimination. About 150 people live at the clothing-optional Eden RV Resort in Hudson, according to one of the owners, who said his name…

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