Last week, I was eating lunch with a friend and her dad in Manhattan on 23rd Street, directly across from what used to be the McBurney YMCA, when my friend’s dad had a sudden recollection.
Apparently, in 1968, as part of a freshman requirement for the city college he attended, all male students took a swim class at the YMCA. For reasons somewhat unclear to him at the time (and, we joked, probably repressed until now) the Y had a particular rule: If you’re going to swim, you must swim nude.
“Nude-nude?” I asked. “Totally nude,” he said.
He remembers the instructor telling them something about it being more sanitary that way. “But,” he conceded, “no one really questioned it.” After a moment, he paused.
“What the hell was that all about?”
I thought I’d investigate. Was my friend’s dad just recalling some adolescent nightmare? Was his swim teacher some pervy old dude? Or was this requirement legit? And if it was, why? How would not wearing a bathing suit be any less sanitary than skinny-dipping? Continued…Read full original article…
Beales Gourmet found itself in the national news after the Daily Echo told how its dining club had been unable to post its adverts on the social media platform.
Facebook’s algorithms had rejected the ad for their “sexual or erotic” content. It turned out its algorithm had spotted two 1924 Romanesque statues in the grounds of the Italian Villa at Compton Acres. Since the Echo ran the story on Tuesday, Beales Gourmet has featured in The Times, the Daily Mail and BBC Radio Solent.
Commercial manager Justin Cohen has since had the statues’ modesty covered with Beales Gourmet aprons.
He wrote: “Dear Facebook, We’re so sorry you were offended by the fine physiques of our Herculean statues. To spare your blushes, we’ve taken the necessary steps to cover up the offending items. We trust this will be to your liking. Tastefully yours, Beales Gourmet at The Italian Villa.” Continued…Read full original article…
During our last days in Canada, the clear blue sky started to look more like a pattern of fifty shades of grey (pun intended). When eventually there were more days when we preferred a good jacket over our naked skin, we knew it was time to go. The Canadians tried to convince us that an Indian summer, when temperatures would rise again, would definitely be coming, our minds were already made up. We had something else to look forward to, we were planning to experience the end of the European season at a place which is still considered the mecca of naturism: The south of France.
It may seem like a big leap to move all the way from Canada to France just for a couple of weeks of sunshine, but for us it would also be a possibility to make a short stop in Belgium afterwards to visit our friends and family who we haven’t seen for more than a year by now. And to be honest… How can we keep telling people that we’re a genuine naturist travel blog when we haven’t written anything about France yet?
The ecological damage we’re making by crossing another ocean by airplane aside, the flight from Canada to France is not as long as one would imagine. We’ve left Montreal around midnight and seven hours later we already touched ground in Paris. Little sleep on the plane (as budget minded bloggers we always prefer price over comfort) and a six hour time difference are the perfect ingredients for a decent jetlag and the smartest thing we could have done was probably take a 15 hour nap. But hey, this is Paris! One of the world’s most magnificent cities! How could we be sleeping when we might as well… eat? Continued…Read full original article…
While in today’s society the naked body is often seen as something to be ashamed of, in the ancient world nudity was seen simply as a part of everyday life. For the Ancient Greeks, the human body was a sacred thing that was meant to be celebrated in both art and everyday life.
Nude bull leaping
In Minoan culture, while complete nudity was not as prevalent as in other parts of Greece, the Minoan believed in equality for both genders in regards to being bare-chested. A popular sporting event at the time involved young adults, both men and women, who displayed their gymnastic skills by leaping through the horns of a charging bull. For practical purposes, the competitors would wear only a small, thin loincloth to ensure that they had freedom of movement and to avoid any hindrance due to clothing (getting caught up with a bra strap while facing a charging bull is one wardrobe malfunction you definitely don’t want to have). Continued…Read full original article…
Let’s just get this out of the way in the beginning. I’m fat. There I said it. I. AM. FAT. So many people have in their heads that people who enjoy being naked socially are those that are bronzed, in shape and beautiful. As far as the bronzed thing goes well, sometimes yes and sometimes no. Are there people that never miss a day in the gym involved in social nudism? Absolutely. But quite honestly, the percentage of those people are the same as you would find anywhere at any time.
In addition, however, there are also MANY people who are considered the “average body” or even the body types that are outside the preconceived norm that are the body beautiful, because they are being unabashedly and honestly themselves. I use average body in quotations as that is a stereotype that we have been sold for years and years through advertising and, well, this isn’t a story about that.
Recreational and social nudism has been a part of the public sphere for a while now, and heading into the new decade, more individuals are dipping their toe into the waters of nudist life and activities.
Some millennials have began embracing nudism out of pure curiosity, and to become members of a group that has been spreading body positivity for straight, gay, trans and non-binary folks alike.
Inclusion has always been a part of the naturist experience. It has been a core tenet of these groups since their inception, and the friendliness you’ll come to find from these people creates a welcoming, non-critical environment that appeals to the young and old. Steve*, co-founder of the Chicagoland Fun Club puts it this way: “It’s an extremely accepting environment, it’s a great place for you to be yourself. When there are no clothes, there are no judgements or predispositions… It’s a great melting pot of all different types of people you can imagine,” Steve said. With the mindset that no one is perfect, people within the nudist lifestyle acknowledge that and embrace their differences.
Steve’s wife Katie, who helped found the club, said the rise of younger people adopting the lifestyle isn’t surprising to her. “I think we have more younger people because millennials tend to be more accepting of people and their differences. I think there is a lot more hang-up from older generations, where it takes time and age for you stop caring as much,” Katie said. Continued…Read full original article…
If you see nudity as sexual then I think you need to open your mind a bit and think outside of the box that society has held you captive in likely all of your life. Being closed minded is not always a good thing.
What do I think?
I believe that nudity is NOT sexual and I see it as artistic or beautiful, until people make it sexual for example a person sitting in a chair, cleaning house, or just relaxing nude is not sexual at all and should not be viewed as such. However, a person performing sex acts on the other hand, I would consider that sexual and that should be kept behind closed doors.
There is a difference between sexual nudity and just plain nudity. Which takes me to my next point in this article.
Warning! Nudity ahead!
If you find all nudity to be sexual then you probably should just leave this post now as this post contains nude images of myself depicting what it is like to live life as a nudist.
The Nudist Lifestyle
Majority of the people I know in real life do not know this fact about me but may learn about it after seeing this post. However, I’ve decided to come clean and be open about my lifestyle choices in 2018. Much like many gay individuals have come forward in recent years however, I’m not gay.
The fact is, I enjoy the nudist lifestyle and I have been enjoying it since I was a child living at my parents house and sneaking around nude whenever possible. Let me explain a bit more… Continued…Read full original article…
The man, who lives in Stuart, Fla., was told by sheriff’s deputies he can do yard work in his birthday suit as long as he doesn’t touch himself. Melissa Ny, who lives opposite the naturist, is among those who have complained.
She told WPBF: ‘I came out Sunday night to put the trash out, and I look over and he is bent over, winding up his hose, and I’m like, “That is my view of the neighborhood”. ‘He works on his car, and he does it naked, and everyone has called the police. ‘He is just out there doing his yard work, whatever he needs to do outside – naked.’ Continued…Read full original article…
My children spend most of their lives naked as little jay birds. I’m pretty sure our property has been unofficially designated a nudist colony. This past summer, I don’t think my daughter had clothes on when we weren’t leaving the house. But even beyond our borders, my kids have never had any qualms about “putting themselves out there.” Now that they’re getting a little bit older, I try to teach them the importance of “time and place,” but when they were toddlers? Ha. I let my toddlers run around naked in public and I’m not sorry.
Look, it’s not like I defiantly march them nude into libraries and grocery stores to make some sort of body positive, political statement. I don’t look at signs that say “no shirt, no shoes, no service” and, in protest, encourage my kids to disrobe. If we leave the house we put on clothes. But they regularly failed to grasp the concept of which body parts are supposed to be hidden from public view and which are fair game. They’d run out of a public bathroom with their underwear around their ankles (or, when they were younger, remove their diapers all together). My daughter had an inexplicable habit of lifting her shirt or dress above her head everywhere and anywhere for no discernible reason. It’s not that I’d let these things go unchecked — I would casually put an end to their random acts of streaking — I just didn’t get flustered or bent out of shape about it. I’d usually chuckle, snap a picture (because what is parenting if not a decades long blackmail scheme?) and tell them it was time to put their clothes back on. This casual approach is very much intentional. Continued…Read full original article…
I spent a couple of days up in Cairns last week and after hiking up Glacier Rock, I decided to take a dip in Stoney Creek. I wandered all the way up the creek, as far as I could get, which was only a couple hundred metres but it was far enough away from people that I could skinny dip without too many people coming across me! There was a little cascade at the end and it was real pretty and super peaceful.
The water started getting cold so I got dressed again and that’s when 2 older women arrived. I later found out that they were 60 and 70 year old sisters who frequented the area, in particular, this spot.
The elder sister approached me and said “I dont want to offend you love but we’ve come here to go skinny dipping.” My eyes lit up and I laughed, telling them they’d run into the right person!
We all went skinny dipping together and got talking. The 70 year old woman was telling me that she grew up in the 60s and 70s and she started skinny dipping and getting naked in nature when she was in her 20s and has been doing it ever since! She explained that it was completely normal at that time and it’s just what everybody did. Continued…Read full original article…
Tiempo de confesión: viviría desnudo las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana, si pudiera, y sospecho que no estoy solo en este aspecto. Odio la ropa. Bloquean la luz del sol, el aire y la mayor parte del cuerpo por el sentido del tacto. Son irritantes, candentes y, en ocasiones, tienen ganas de comer, por no mencionar costosos y mucho trabajo que mantener. ¿Cuánto tiempo se desperdicia lavar, secar y doblar la ropa interior? ¿Cuánta agua, para ese asunto? Creo que hay muchos miles, posiblemente millones de personas, que irían sin ropa si se les diese la oportunidad.
El clima frío y las quemaduras solares a un lado, la ropa no parece ser muy útil. Algunas personas argumentan que es necesario para el adorno, para hacer que nos destaquemos, pero las joyas, la pintura corporal, las perforaciones y los tatuajes también se pueden utilizar para acentuar el cuerpo y expresar la propia individualidad. En todo caso, una sociedad libre de tabúes corporales permite mayores posibilidades de moda. ¿Imagine un atuendo del futuro, hecho sin las restricciones impuestas por la vergüenza? En cuanto a mí, el cuerpo desnudo es infinitamente más hermoso. La evolución nos ha estado diseñando durante millones de años. A través de un proceso de selección sexual, hemos estado decidiendo las cualidades que encontramos más atractivas en hombres y mujeres. Continued…Read full original article…
Eastbourne nudists organise naturist trip to the Towner Art Gallery Baring all for a quick skinny dip is something many have experienced, but how would you feel walking around an art gallery in the nude? A group of local naturists recently did just that because, while many find nudity awkward, naturists feel that being naked is natural, comfortable and helps them to better enjoy their surroundings.
Philip Baker, of Eastbourne Naturist Swim Club, explained, “Naturism is about using the largest sense organ of the body – that is the skin – in addition to our other senses to fully engage with the natural world.”
Philip and a group of like-minded people recently enjoyed a trip around Eastbourne’s Towner Gallery without wearing any clothes. Members of Eastbourne Naturist Swim Club worked with national organisation British Naturism (BN) to organise and promote the gallery trip. They approached the Towner team with the idea and were delighted with the ‘immediately welcoming’ and non-judgemental response they received. Continued…Read full original article…
I talked about this before. Intrigued as I was by the comment of Artur, I decided to look into the Dutch laws about the need to be dressed while driving. I spent several hours going through all kinds of law texts, searched for stuff on a Dutch law website, and I came up with nothing related to the need to be dressed. The only law article that came up several times was the famous 430a, which ‘regulates’ the options for being nude in places. It decrees that you can’t be nude in public places. Places that are obviously not suited for it. Places where lots of people pass by.
This brings up the argument if the inside of your own car is a public place or not. I would assume it’s not. In a public place everyone can come in and sit down. That is not the case with my car. Now you may argue that it’s public enough for people to look inside and see a nude person in there. Correct. However, in the Netherlands it’s legal to be nude in your own house without having all drapes or curtains closed. People looking inside do so on their own risk.
Also it is okay to be naked in outside places where people can ‘look in’, meaning that you can be naked without having to take precautions not to be seen (a.k.a. ‘offend’ others). Places like this, on the right. Hardly a through road, right? Continued…Read full original article…
We can end up finding out quite a lot about our neighbours from living next to them.
Seeing their familiar faces come and go every now and again, we find out a bit about their habits and what they like to get up to.
But what happens when you get more than you bargained for?
One mum is despairing as she’s seen more of her neighbours than she ever wanted to, as she spotted the couple sunbathing stark naked in the garden next door – where her kids can see.
One mum is despairing as she’s seen more of her neighbours than she ever wanted to, as she spotted the couple sunbathing stark naked in the garden next door – where her kids can see. Continued…Read full original article…
On Saturday evening I was asked to judge the best-dressed competition at a Perth nudist club’s Italian night. That’s right. Best. Dressed. At a nudist club.
How did I get here?
Italian night at Sunseekers Nudist Club is not for the faint-hearted. A guest of the club on Saturday, I was nervous before I’d even set foot on the property. I didn’t grow up in a nudist family, I have no nudist friends, I really like clothes.
Facebook deleted a post this week that included an image of starving children in Auschwitz because of its policy against nudity.
The post was shared by the US-based Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect last week. It linked to an article on the DailyKos about the need for Holocaust education in the United States.
But on Wednesday, the Anne Frank Center complained on Twitter that Facebook had deleted the post.
“Hi Facebook, you removed our post promoting the need for Holocaust Education for apparently violating community standards,” the organization wrote. “You haven’t given us a reason, yet allow Holocaust Denial pages to still exist. Seems a little hypocritical?”
Around six hours later, Facebook responded to the Twitter post.
“We put your post back up and sent you a message on FB,” the official Facebook account tweeted. “We don’t allow nude images of children on FB, but we know this is an important image of historical significance and we’ve restored it. We’re sorry and thank you for bringing it to our attention.” Continued…Read full original article…
The four acrylic canvas works by local artist Joe Greenwood were on display at Portsmouth’s Anglican cathedral as part of a summer show by the Portsmouth and Hampshire Art Society (PHAS).
But a cathedral spokesman said that a number of visitors complained about the paintings, leading to the decision to remove them.
The Diocese of Portsmouth spokesman said: “Portsmouth Cathedral aims to be a space open to everybody.
“Whenever a public exhibition takes place in a church it is important to weigh up how it relates to our main purpose of being a place for prayer, reflection and worship. Continued…Read full original article…
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts online ad for its big summer exhibit was blocked because it showed abstract breasts painted by the modern master.
The museum eventually had to reach out directly to Facebook in order to get the posts authorised.
The painting used “wasn’t shocking”, said museum spokeswoman Pascale Chasse.
In fact, Pablo Picasso’s Femmes à la toilette was the one of the main promotional press images for the show, which looks at the influence of African art on Picasso and the artist’s subsequent impact on contemporary African artists.
I have a friend, Allen, who I met a number of years ago at the NOOK, an online social network. For a number of years we have exchanged emails as well as the occasional interaction at the NOOK. I find it interesting that those who become friends at various social media sites soon find a way to enlarge the connection via other media.
Sometimes, as Allen pointed out to me, the plumbing of the depths of the other happens over time simply through reading blog posts. Since I write a lot, others can get to know me better through my words, especially when they are read over time. Time has a way of exposing the core of who one is. As a result, our friendship over time has become stronger. When I felt it was time, I asked Allen to allow me to bring some of his images and words here. Because he has learned to trust me, he agreed. Continued…Read full original article…
Depending on whose statistics you believe, about 10 to 25 percent of the world population sleeps in the nude. That’s not much. Of course we can understand that if you’re an eskimo living in an iglo or a nomad sleeping on the floor of a tent in the desert at temperatures going well below zero that you may perfer to put some socks on, but other than that, why on earth would you chose to wear clothes in bed? And yet, more than three fourth of the world population prefers to do so.
We’ll let you into a little secret here… wait for it… YES! We sleep naked!
Since long before we became nudists, or better, since we started to consider ourselves nudists we have chosen the option to sleep in the buff. We never actually gave it a lot of thought really, it always felt natural. Pyjama pants just got stuck in our butts, causing annoying wake-ups in the middle of the night involving pulling and squeezing and turning and meanwhile waking up our partner who was not particularly happy with the sudden energy in the bed either.
Yo estaba en el mirador que hay sobre el Racó del Conill, tal vez un poco aterido porque, recién llegado, la luz de esta tierra me deslumbraba por las mañanas con tanta fuerza, tan poco habitual para mí este sol en otoño, que salía de casa sin sudadera ni nada. Lo vi venir por la carretera con unas bolsas de basura llenas de latas y envases vacíos, me mosqueó que hurgara en la papelera y ya para cuando acabó de organizar su tarea yo ya había solucionado mis sospechas, diagnosticando. Este hombre no debe de estar bien. Solo después, a medida que lo fui conociendo, he llegado a comprender las similitudes entre el Diógenes que paradójicamente le ha dado nombre a un considerado trastorno mental (él, que fue en realidad uno de los hombres más lúcidos de su tiempo, tal vez de todos los tiempos) y este paisano del que en esa escena del mirador yo aún no sabía nada.
En esa época mi interés estaba en la playa. Iba todos los días, atravesando la montaña. Era invierno y había poca gente, yo investigaba y descubría rincones a la vez que iba entablando trato con personas que me llevaban ventaja en la fascinación por el lugar, raconitas de pro. En muchos casos recuerdo la situación exacta, cuándo hablé por primera vez con alguien, en qué tertulia en la playa conocí a tal o cual… Lo que no sé es cuándo tuve conciencia de que el señor del mirador era el que se ocupaba de limpiar las dos calas y todo su entorno. Debí de quedarme tranquilo al entender que en realidad estaba muy bien de la cabeza. No me lo presentaron. No sé quién me dijo su nombre. Antonio parecía tan imbricado con el Racó, un elemento imprescindible del paisaje, que encontrártelo en cualquier recoveco de la playa, en los bancales, en los senderos, siempre haciendo algo de provecho antes de sentarse a merendar, formaba parte del hecho de ir a ese paraje. Como si preguntar “¿vas mañana al Racó?” pudiera ser fácilmente lo mismo que “¿vas a ir a ver a Antonio?”.
Antonio, que en estos años en los que le conozco ha ido teniendo la misma edad que mi abuelo cuando yo era chaval. Me lo recuerda en la parsimonia de ir haciendo las cosas, ese ritmo que te exaspera en la etapa de la vida en que te parece que todo debería suceder más rápido. Un ritmo que le va bien al Racó del Conill, esa atmósfera fuera del tiempo. El Racó y Antonio parecen acompasados, en el modo en que recoge la cuerda atada a la piedra para que el viento no se lleve la sombrilla mientras las olas van y vienen y el sol se va, volverá mañana… Será la edad, que ya le ha dado 82 vueltas a ese sol que lleva en la piel… Pero más allá de que los años ralenticen los ademanes, parece que ese es el tono propio de Antonio, un aliento vital que de un modo callado, casi sin que nos demos cuenta, ha levantado una enorme obra en este paraje recóndito y aislado, un lugar con el que no te encuentras, que tienes que ir a buscar. Y vas a este rincón minúsculo y descubres a Antonio, un tío grande. ¿Cuándo comenzó todo? Continued…Read full original article…
I’ve grown up with nudity all of my life and have considered myself to be a naturist for the best part of my cognitive years. Spending a large part of my youth in mainland Europe, I was exposed to a more liberal and less prudish approach to nudity than I have experienced in the UK. When I was old enough to do so, I joined the Central Council for British Naturism (CCBN) and its affiliated group Young British Naturists or YBN. I had always been told how welcoming and kind the naturist community was, so was excited to start attending the local monthly swim.
Unfortunately, no other members of the YBN came to my local swim, and as a single male, the more elderly couples viewed me with scepticism and cynicism; however, after we had conversed over a quick steam many had began to accept me. I went as often as I could so that I would become a familiar face, and while more and more people started to recognise and engage with me, due to the significant age difference, there was very little that I had in common with them other than naturism and never felt truly welcome there.
I enjoyed the freedom that being naked afforded me. It felt natural. I never once saw nudity in this context as sexual. It was liberating and comfortable for me. However, as I got older, insecurities struck and I had zero body confidence. Women consistently judged me, men routinely mocked me, ironically the only place that I never felt judged was in the naked community of British Naturism. I never questioned their motivations, never thought for one second that I was being judged for the number of moles I had on my body, my lack of muscularity, the size of my penis, or sexual prowess; as far as I’m aware everyone that I’ve met since joining British Naturism has lived up to this expectation, whereas a significant number of people I’ve met and grew close to outside of the community, have let me down over and over again. Continued…Read full original article…
El naturisme principalment defensa uns valors d`igualtat entre totes les persones independentment de les seves creencies i pensaments mès enllà de que tot esser humà es digne e igual a la resta.
En el moment que venim al mon no tenim conciencia de tots els estereotips que ens esperen i dels quals l`actual societat de consum ens ha reservat uns quants. Cada any moltes persones pateixen en un mon plè de desigualtats simplement per ser d`una manera concreta o per tenir un aspecte concret. No valorem a les persones pel que representen i pel que aporten del seu interior i nomès en fixem en el seu aspecte o en allò que tenen per lluir dintre de la societat actual.
Acostumar-se a la nuesa, es com tot a la vida un procès, de la mateixa manera que vam aprendre a viure vestits el procès es semblant pero a la inversa, encara que amb sensibles diferències. Continued…Read full original article…
Just two weeks after the Australian golf star bared it all for ESPN’s Body Issue, an Australian nudist couple, Bruce Jensen and Julie Jarvie, hosted the first Wandering Bears Nude Golf Day at Humpty Doo Golf Club, according to Northern Territory News.
Jensen, who owns the nearby Brujul Nude Retreat, is a regular player at Humpty Doo, and realized that the relatively quiet setting would allow him to make a public course go fully-privates.
That required bending of the club’s relatively traditional dress code, which reads: “Members and visitors are required to maintain a standard of dress considered to be in keeping with both style and neatness according to the character and standing of the Club. Neat and tidy attire at all times.” Continued…Read full original article…
Chuck’s parents weren’t sure how to introduce him and his younger brother to their lifestyle choice. But as the boys got older, they decided it was time to take them to Mountain Air Ranch, Colorado’s family-friendly nudist club that was then almost thirty years old.
“Everybody thinks that seeing your mom and dad naked for the first time is a total shock. For a twelve-year-old kid, maybe,” says Chuck, recalling his first visit to the club in 1962. “But I love this place. It either works for you or it doesn’t.” And it works for Chuck, who’s considered the ranch his home away from home since he returned from serving in the Vietnam War. (He, like many regulars at Mountain Air Ranch, gave only his first name for this piece.) Continued…Read full original article…
Like other Irishmen of my age, I grew up in a conservative society. There were rules of decency to live on, and any group that considered itself alien to the social norm (members of LGBT communities, hippies and people with different faiths) was often viewed with disdain.
I took this kind of conservative views with me to adulthood. Taught to fear my body and alternative ways of life, I never imagined that I would eventually embrace naturism.
Appreciating the nudity
I began to appreciate the benefits of a naturist lifestyle much later in life, once my wife and I had children. Each June, we travel in a caravan along the southeast coast.
The weather was often sunny during these breaks and the nearby beach used to be deserted, especially during the days of the week. After swimming, I took off my underpants under my life jacket, enjoying the stimulating sensation of the sun and the air in my naked body. Continued…Read full original article…
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’.
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…
Visitors shocked by ‘nudist’ incident at Vale beach A business owner in the western Vale has told The GEM that local residents and visitors to the area have been shocked that people are, according to reports, walking naked across fields near the coast in the Monknash area en route to beaches.
There are no official naturist beaches in the Vale , but The GEM understands that a group meets regularly at Wick beach.
The business owner said that two weeks ago a couple visiting her premises had experienced an incident at Cwm Nash beach.
“As they walked down to the stile by the woods a chap was parking his bicycle and at that point had shorts on.
“However, when he was behind the husband walking down the path, he had stripped off. Before going down to the beach, he went up on the cliff path.
“The couple were sunbathing and were then approached by a chap in trunks who asked them to rub suntan cream into his back. It was awkward for them to say no, so the wife agreed and he then walked a few steps away from them and stripped off. Continued…Read full original article…
Given how lovely and warm the weather is now, spending time in your own house or garden naked would be a good way to discover how nice naturism is.
If you’re sunbathing, or walking around, with no clothes on in a public place, providing your intention is you are just being a human being, and not doing it to offend people or be provocative, or causing harassment, alarm or distress, then it should be perfectly legal.
Naturists are sensitive to sensitivities and probably won’t be walking around the supermarket, but the law doesn’t say you can’t. The recent police advice about warning your neighbours if you’re going to sunbathe naked in your garden is fine if it’s general advice, but it’s not in any sense a legal requirement. If you’re thinking about getting into naturism, the best thing is to find a club in your area – next week is our big summer event, Nude Fest. We understand what it is like for newcomers, but our advice always is just strip off. People have said they can be nervous and it can be uncomfortable for 10 minutes and then they think: “No one’s looking at me, and this feels rather nice.” In those environments, the person who still has their clothes or swimsuit on is the one that stands out. At events or clubs, everybody after five minutes completely forgets they’ve got no clothes on, because you just feel so free, so liberated.
All beaches are technically naturist beaches, but naturists tend to go to specific places where they know they will find others and which are hassle-free. You could go to your local park, naked, and it would be legal but the trouble is, culturally you would probably attract attention. Continued…Read full original article…
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.
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…
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.
El Concello de Foz se compromete a prestar servicios, pero los ciudadanos deben saber que también tienen una serie de obligaciones a la hora de usar las playas. Tras una consulta a asociaciones, el Ayuntamiento somete ahora a la opinión ciudadana el proyecto de la futura ordenanza reguladora de uso y disfrute de los arenales. Los interesados en plantear su rechazo, proponer sugerencias o introducir mejoras tienen de plazo hasta el día 14 para hacer sus aportaciones.
Playas libres, públicas y gratuitas, pero en las que será necesario cumplir normas. El borrador de la ordenanza contempla que será preceptiva la autorización municipal para realizar cursos de surf, windsurf, kitesurf, piragüismo… y solo se permitirán fuera de zonas de baño, en zonas debidamente señalizadas. De aprobarse la norma, no se permitirá el uso de altavoces de aparatos de música y, a excepción de las embarcaciones de salvamento, se prohibirá en temporada de baño y en zonas de baño la navegación deportiva y de recreo, la pesca desde embarcación y la submarina. «Na beira, prohíbese a pesca desde as 10.00 ata as 21.00 horas, ambas inclusive, en evitación de daños», recoge el borrador. La ordenanza contempla la prohibición de la venta ambulante, la de ducharse con gel o champú en el mar o la de lavar utensilios de cocina en las duchas. Continued…Read full original article…
På naturistcampingpladsen ved Kysing Strand går naturisten Rikke Laursen og klipper hæk med sin veninde, som er på besøg.
Veninden er ikke naturist og er en stor kvinde på omkring 140 kilo, så hun har ikke lyst til at være nøgen. Men det er varmt at klippe hæk og lige så stille smider veninden tøjet.
Til sidst er hun med nede og bade nøgen, og for første gang nogensinde kunne Rikkes veninde hvile i at være nøgen. For rundt omkring dem gik andre naturister med et par ekstra kilo på sidebenene, og det er fuldt acceptabelt.
Og det er netop det naturisme gør; at man føler sig fri, ifølge Rikke Laursen.
– Jeg elsker følelsen af at være nøgen og få sol på kroppen. Det er fantastisk at bade nøgen, for man føler sig som en havfrue eller delfin, fortæller Rikke Laursen. Continued…Read full original article…
Here is a brief synopsis of the case. It is hoped that we can all learn something from it. It is published with the consent of the accused, though anonymised to avoid further unnecessary suffering.
X has been a naturist for over 20 years, and has often driven his car naked during the last 17. He was travelling alone in his car on his way to collect his wife from work, and was driving naked, when he was stopped by traffic lights near a city centre. Y and his wife pulled up in a higher vehicle alongside and glanced across, and saw that X was naked. The Ys were ‘outraged’. X saw Y looking at him, and quickly pulled a pair of shorts across his lap. The lights then changed and X drove off. However, Y followed him and dialled 999 and asked the police to apprehend X, which they did by Y following for some miles and guiding the police to where he was driving using their mobile phone. X was arrested, taken to the police station and told he would be charged with Public Nuisance. Subsequently this charge was changed to a breach of Section 66 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, which outlaws ‘exposure’ (‘the flashers law’). Cont…Read full original article…