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Until Fairly Recently, The YMCA Actually Required Swimmers To Be Nude

Until Fairly Recently, The YMCA Actually Required Swimmers To Be Nude 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…

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Italian Villa covers nude statues that upset Facebook

Italian Villa covers nude statues that upset Facebook THE hosts of a fine dining event at a venue whose nude statues offended the robot censors at Facebook have issued a cheeky apology. Beales Gourmet found itself in the national news after the Daily Echo told how its dining club had been unable to post its…

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O’Naturel: the first naked restaurant in Paris

O’Naturel: the first naked restaurant in Paris 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…

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Nudity in Ancient Greece

Nudity in Ancient Greece 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…

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A few words about why…

A few words about why… 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…

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Debunking the Myths About Nudism

Debunking the Myths About Nudism 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…

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Baring all for art’s sake: Cork’s Crawford Gallery to offer nude tours

Baring all for art’s sake: Cork’s Crawford Gallery to offer nude tours The hugely successful ‘Naked Truth’ exhibition at Cork’s Crawford Gallery is about to get a whole lot more naked — thanks to a nude tour of the artworks. The gallery in Cork city centre is to host the first tour from the local…

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Cops allow nudist to garden in the buff as long as he doesn’t touch himself

Cops allow nudist to garden in the buff as long as he doesn’t touch himself A dedicated nudist has been allowed to garden in the buff by law enforcement officials despite outraging his neighbors. The man, who lives in Stuart, Fla., was told by sheriff’s deputies he can do yard work in his birthday suit…

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I Let My Toddler Run Around Naked & I’m Not Sorry

I Let My Toddler Run Around Naked & I’m Not Sorry 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…

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Eastbourne nudists organise naturist trip to the Towner Art Gallery

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…

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A naturist’s view on driving naked.

A naturist’s view on driving naked. Driving naked 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…

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Little boy asks mum awkward question after seeing next door neighbour sunbathing naked in the garden

Little boy asks mum awkward question after seeing next door neighbour sunbathing naked in the garden The mum is at her wit’s end with her neighbours – but people can’t agree on whether they should get their kit off in the garden or not We can end up finding out quite a lot about our…

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‘It’s not about sex’: The naked truth behind Perth’s oldest nudist club

‘It’s not about sex’: The naked truth behind Perth’s oldest nudist club What’s the strangest situation you’ve ever found yourself in? Whatever it is, I think I’ve got you beat. 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…

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200 naked people vs the police: The battle to be nude on East Yorkshire beach

200 naked people vs the police: The battle to be nude on East Yorkshire beach Fraisthorpe beach near Bridlington has long been associated with naturism Despite being one of the East Yorkshire coast’s most popular picturesque beaches telling someone you are heading to Fraisthorpe will still produces a wry smile. Today the beach is full…

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Facebook pulls Auschwitz photo for nudity

Facebook pulls Auschwitz photo for nudity Social media giant later apologizes to Anne Frank Center for decision. 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…

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