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Diary of a Nudist

Diary of a Nudist (1961) película documental de temática nudista, trata de un editor de periódico, Arthur Sherwood, que estando en un viaje de caza se tropieza accidentalmente con una colonia nudista en el bosque. Él, muy sorprendido por ésto, decide enviar a la reportera Stacy Taylor a la colonia nudista para que puede escribir un reportaje contrario al nudismo. Sin embargo, para su sorpresa, descubre que Stacy le gusta el estilo de vida nudista y escribe algunos artículos muy positivos sobre sus experiencias, que no sientan bien a Arthur. Éste decide entonces unirse a la colonia el mismo y escribir su propia historia.

Nude on the Moon1961
Nude on the Moon

Doris Wishman, estadounidense (Nueva York 1912 – Miami 2002) fue directora, guionista y productora de cine. Comenzó su carrera cinematográfica de forma temprana. Aunque contaba con algún familiar en una compañía de producción, desde el principio tuvo muy claro entrar en el negocio del cine por su cuenta.

La legislación vigente en su país permitía mostrar desnudos en el cine si éstos formaban parte de un contexto documental. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Info Nudismo

Original publication 20/06/2015

Posted on NatCorn Yesterday

Body Shaming and how naturism helps combat it
This week in the USA, a Playboy model was found guilty of invasion of privacy in her attempt at body shaming a fellow gym member. While in the locker room of her gym, she took and uploaded a picture of an elderly female showering. On the uploaded image she wrote, “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either.” To her credit, she later apologized. But the damage was done by then. The incident is one of many recent news stories about narrow-minded people body shaming others. And it makes me think about the body positive attitude that stems from naturism.

Let me begin by stating clearly that body shaming happens within the naturist world. Yet naturists seem to have more of an acceptance and appreciation for all bodies than society at large does. As anecdotal evidence we can have a look at the Facebook or Twitter feed of most nudist groups. They proudly show photos of bodies in all shapes, sizes, colors and ages. And comments left are overwhelmingly supportive if not down right celebratory.

Why is this? I believe it is simply because the more bodies you see nude, the more accepting you become of all the variations. This happens with anything, really. Repeated exposure relaxes our defensive — intolerant — judgement and normalizes that to which we are exposed. So the more time you spend among nudists the more you’ll see the incredible spectrum of diversity that the human body is capable of. And you grow to admire and treasure this variation. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nudist Planet

Original publication May 27, 2017

Posted on NatCorn 2 days ago

Nudity, Censorship and Discrimination

Imagine you are a gay man or woman happily married to someone of the same sex. To celebrate your love, you post a vacation photo with your significant other, kissing on the beach. None of your friends or family members object to the image, because they have known you and your spouse for many years, and they are accepting of your relationship. Except, of course, for Uncle Fred. Uncle Fred is a Bible-thumping evangelical, and he strongly opposes gay unions. For him, homosexuality is wrong. What’s more, Fred believes that the sight of two men kissing is harmful to his children. They might get the wrong idea, he argues. God forbid, his kids might even turn gay! So Fred contacts Facebook, marking your content as inappropriate. You are hence banned from Facebook for a week. In addition, you are told that if you post such an offensive image again, your account may be suspended for life. The message this sends is clear. Being homosexual is wrong, and for the “good” of the community, you must hide your perverse lifestyle from the public eye.

Kids grow up differently in Europe.
Kids grow up differently in Europe.

In today’s enlightened world, Fred’s complaint would go unheeded. We now recognize that anti-gay rhetoric is discriminatory. We accept the LGBT community because we know that different forms of sexual identity are not the result of mental illness, and that the sight of two men kissing will not harm our children. We have sufficient evidence that children born to gay parents turn out to be upstanding and productive members of society. Whatever harmful beliefs were once directed at the LGBT community were largely based on the Book of Leviticus, and early Judaism, and have no place in our modern world.

And yet, Facebook continues to discriminate against a minority group. Naturists were once treated with the same level of condemnation and hostility as the LGBT community. Like social lepers, early nudists lived as outcasts, in the most isolated parts of the country, and were subject to police raids and arrests, even when their activities were hidden behind closed doors. Most naturists I know do not tell people what they do on weekends. Many of us live in a state of anxiety (I know I do) over how we might be judged. I have met people who traveled outside the country just to be free of clothing, yet refuse to visit the club a mile from their house for fear of being discovered. I have known people who have lost their jobs because of their online naturist profiles. But while acceptance of the LGBT community continues to grow, naturists remain marginalized and misrepresented. By acting on our beliefs, we risk placement on the Sex Offender Registry List, to be forever associated with rapists and pedophiles. While nudists are permitted to promote their ideology in writing, we are never allowed to act upon that ideology. In being censored, we are silenced, and our arguments made ineffectual. There is no greater proof of nudism than to see whole families, on the beach, at campgrounds or in family pools, naked and innocent. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Writers Disease

Original publication September 2017

Posted on NatCorn 3 days ago

Why Be a Naturist Anyway? Part 1
This site is primarily written for long time nudists/naturists, but I’m sure there are probably a few lurkers around here that have no idea what nudism is really about.

It’s going to sound cliche, but being a naturist is primarily about being free. there is something about being naked that is extremely freeing and comfortable. It’s an exhilerating experience for newbs. The excitement may wane as you get further into your nudist life, but the freedom and comfort never leave.

Back when I was in college I printed out and posted some posters around campus looking to start a club. I had no responses, it was a very conservative campus, but I still think the message was a good one:

“You know that feeling when you take off your shoes at the end of the day? Now imagine that feeling ALL OVER!” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Orthodox Nudism

Original publication January 10, 2018

4 days ago

Europeans take off their trousers for annual ‘No Pants Subway Ride’
Organisers say there is “no agenda for the event apart from a desire to make others laugh and smile.”

People in cities across Europe took off their trousers in public on Sunday for the annual ‘No Pants Subway Ride.’

The 17th edition of the worldwide trouserless train ride has seen events organised in European cities including Copenhagen, Prague, Zurich, Lisbon, London and Berlin.

Alltagshelden Schweiz

Hundreds of people had signed up to join the events in Europe, pledging to take off their trousers en masse while travelling on the underground. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: euronews

Original publication 07/01/2018

5 days ago

“Why I love being nude”: the health benefits of being a nudist
Cherie Lidbury talks about how she feels more comfortable without clothes.

Who doesn’t love the thrill of being naked? Whether it be walking around the house sans clothes when you’re home alone or that time you threw caution to the wind and went skinny dipping, there’s something intimately freeing about getting your gear off.

Cherie Lidbury and her art
Cherie Lidbury and her art

While for most of us nudity is about all about a moment of spontaneity, for some it’s a permanent lifestyle choice.

Cherie Lidbury, who lives in Newcastle on the New South Wales coast, says she fell into the nudist lifestyle in her 30s when she was a sales rep on the road and has embraced the concept ever since. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Whimn

Original publication September 13, 2016

6 days ago

I Tried It: Naked Yoga
Namaste in the nude.

Believe it or not, the first thing you notice is the heat.

The author in position. (Staged photo, no photography is allowed at naked yoga.)
The author in position. (Staged photo, no photography is allowed at naked yoga.)

In the corner of a dance studio on the third floor of an undisclosed location, I lean against a piano and loosen my belt while wiping the sweat gathering on my forehead. Soon I am naked, about to take my first-ever yoga class—garbed or otherwise—with the dozen or so lads of Naked Yoga for Men, a Cambridge-based group that has practiced yoga au naturel for the last 15 years. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Boston Magazine

Original publication 9/25/2015

1 week ago

A quick history lesson, how nudism got started in the USA.

In 1929 the flow of German immigrants and tourists began bringing the roots and ideas of the nudist lifestyle to America. It was Kurt Barthel, a German immigrant, who got the ball rolling by informing people that nudism was very common in Germany and France and spreading to other countries. On Labor Day of that same year, Kurt and 3 other couples in Peekskill, New York began American Social Nudism. Just a few months later the American League for Physical Culture ( ALPC ) was founded and within a couple of months they had over 50 members. In 1931 the Reverend Ilsley Boone came on board. He was elected vice president of the ALPC. Now things were really moving. Social nudism received national attention in North America with the forming of the National Nudist Conference, then several years later it became the American Sunbathing Association and just a short time ago it became (and is still known as) the American Association for Nude Recreation.

It was not as easy as it sounds. Many of the above clubs were raided by police. In 1956, in the state of Michigan, a Christian radio evangelist took it into his liberty to close down the Sunshine Gardens Nudist Resort, although to our satisfaction, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled naturists have the right to practice nudism within private resorts. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Dayton Warm Breezes Naturist Club

2 weeks ago

Can You Come Out as a Naturist and Not Offend Anyone?
As I state in the title, I have asked myself this question more and more as I socialize and participate in naturist activities. Even though my husband John does not partake in these gatherings he allows me the freedom to do so and has often taken naked pictures of me around the house so that I can post them on Twitter.

I am a naturist and will not shy away from stating so if it happens to come up in a conversation among friends (truth be told, I usually bring it up!). So, here is the dilemma I face. As well as having non-naturist social-media accounts; I have naturist accounts for Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, WordPress and Vimeo and yet, I do not state that among my Facebook or non-naturist social-media accounts. I figure, one day the two worlds will collide as I am getting more naturist friends from Twitter on Facebook.

Am I being hypocritical? This is the Internet after all and eventually, some pictures will make their way to the surface. What is holding me back? Fear of repercussion from my workplace or fear of losing friends or being blacklisted from my family? Well, my siblings know but not my cousins or nieces and nephews. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naturist Fab

Original publication JANUARY 6, 2018

2 weeks ago

Couple in their fifties share what it’s like to live a nudist lifestyle
An office worker fell in love with a fitness instructor after meeting online, and now like any couple, they spend their time enjoying all their shared interests together… except they do it completely naked.

49-year-old Richard Opperman has been a naturist since his twenties. He decided to swiftly add this into conversation when first talking to his now wife, Grace, 51. Soon after finding out about Richard’s preferences for being naked, she got in on the act, too.

PA Real Life/Collect

Grace, from Hampshire, who met Richard in 2008 recalled: ‘His way of telling me was by talking about a naked bike ride he’d done. ‘I thought, ‘You’ve done what?’ We’d been together for around a year when he told me. He asked if I’d want to do it too. At first, I declined, but, after thinking about it, I agreed to go on the naked bike ride with him, but only to go topless. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Metro

Original publication 8 Jan 2018

2 weeks ago

Naked winter holidays: Would you strip off at one of these nudist resorts?
IF YOU’RE courageous enough to strip off and brave the cold, here are five winter vacations for people who love holidaying in the buff.

Nudist beaches have become more and more popular with Brits over the past few years.

In fact, a whopping 59% of Brits say they would like to go completely naked on holiday – although only 8% of us have actually done it.

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If you do fancy stripping off on your holibobs you don’t have to wait until summer.

From saunas to ski slopes, there are locations all over the world for cold-weather nudists.

If you’re willing to brave the chilly temperatures, here are five of the best winter nudist destinations for 2018: Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Star

Original publication 10th January 2018

2 weeks ago

‘Nude, not rude’ – Naturism making a comeback
Baring bottoms and flouncing fleshy bits at nudist clubs may seem like a lifestyle from a bygone era, but it’s having something of a renaissance.

Young people are embracing their nakedness in shared spaces, which has led to a rise in Facebook groups with hundreds of members and boosted numbers at nudist clubs.

Donna Miller, President of Naturism New Zealand.RNZ / Eva Corlett
Donna Miller, President of Naturism New Zealand.

One club that’s experienced a boost in bodies is the Auckland Outdoor Naturist Club.

It was created almost 70 years ago and sits on 26 acres of native bush and grounds on the outskirts of Henderson. There’s a swimming pool, two spas, tennis courts, bush walks and the “Barebum Bar”, open for drinks and BBQs. Occasionally, there are dress up parties and a nude olympics. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Radio New Zealand

Original publication 3 January 2018

2 weeks ago

BBC wildlife host Kate Humble strips off for skinny dip in freezing lake
Kate, 49, bared all as she took to being at one with nature for new series Off The Beaten Track, filmed in Wales

BBC presenter Kate Humble sheds her clothes to go skinny dipping in scenes watched by millions of TV viewers.

The Londoner, 49, displayed her bare backside as she plunged into a freezing lake while travelling around Wales for her new BBC2 series Off The Beaten Track.

Kate Humble bares her backside in BBC2 series Off The Beaten TrackBBC
Kate Humble bares her backside in BBC2 series Off The Beaten Track

Kate said she wanted to see if she was “brave enough to immerse herself” in the world of artist Natasha Brooks, who regularly swims naked.

Describing her nude dip, she said: “There’s that middle bit where it creeps over your thigh.
“I can’t speak because it’s so cold.”

The Springwatch host has previously revealed her fondness for sunbathing naked in her French holiday home and claims she once danced naked in the desert with her husband. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Sun

Original publication 4th January 2018

3 weeks ago

Take a ‘Nakation’ on International Skinny Dip Day, July 14

The American Association for Nude Recreation has officially designated the second Saturday in July as International Skinny Dip Day.

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Skinny-dipping, a tradition as old as mankind and frequently shown in art and movies, celebrates the joy of plunging into water without the hindrance of clothing. To celebrate this rite of summer, the association declared July 14 as the day when everyone can free themselves of clothes and inhibitions by taking a dip au natural in their backyard pool, a secluded spot on a river or lake, at a sanctioned nude beach or at one of the association’s 200 clubs and resorts throughout the U.S., Canada and internationally.

International Skinny Dip Day serves as the culminating event during National Nude Recreation Week, an annual celebration for individuals and families to visit clothing-optional clubs for a “Nakation.” Events throughout the week at the association’s locations include open houses, dance parties, sports tournaments, chili cook-offs, “bare buns” fun runs, health screenings and art shows. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: TribLive

Original publication Jan. 2, 2018

3 weeks ago

‘We may be nudists, but we ain’t stupid’: Indian Hills Nudist Park deals with cold snap

With one of the longest and chilliest cold snaps in years taking hold across south Louisiana, everyone seems to be bundling up. Even nudists.

Indian Hills Nudist Park pool seen after snowfall on Dec. 8Indian Hills Nudist Park
Indian Hills Nudist Park pool seen after snowfall on Dec. 8

“We may be nudists, but we ain’t stupid,” said Travis David, who does maintenance work at the Indian Hills Nudist Park in Slidell — Louisiana’s only such attraction.

David was fully clothed — heavily clothed — from head to toe Tuesday, responding to calls about broken pipes from the prolonged freezing temperatures the roughly 50-acre park just west of Slidell has seen over the last few days. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Advocate

Original publication JAN 2, 2018

3 weeks ago

Five naturist beaches within easy reach of Somerset
There are some fantastic beaches where you can enjoy total freedom

There are not many opportunities during the great British summer to catch a tan, let alone an all over bronze.

But every now and then, the sun shines bright enough to embrace shedding some clothes.

Sillery sands near Lynmouth, Devon.Instagram:jrrrobinson
Sillery sands near Lynmouth, Devon.

For those that like the feeling of the sea wind around their person, with no garments to obstruct it, then there are some beaches for you.

While Somerset does not have a beach where naturism is welcomed there are a few just over the county border.

Here you are can strip back to your birthday suit and enjoy the heat of the sun and the sounds of the sea. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: SomersetLive

Original publication 26 AUG 2017

3 weeks ago

Blotebillenduik Twiske warm en druk! (filmpje)
Natuurlijk hebben wij elkaar klokslag twaalf vannacht een gelukkig nieuwjaar gewenst, maar eigenlijk begon 2018 pas echt vanmiddag om 14:00 uur.

De traditionele blotebillennieuwjaarsduik In het Baaiegat in ’t Twiske markeerde een genoeglijk fris begin van het jaar dat voor ons ligt.

 

Wij waren erbij, genoten ervan en zagen dat de opkomst weer groter was dan vorig jaar. Na afloop werd er geproost met glühwein, chocomelk en champagne. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: De Orkaan

Original publication 1 januari 2018

3 weeks ago

Is manscaping contra to naturism?
Being a naturist means wanting to be as natural as possible, hence the nudity. So do manscaping nudists — or womanscaping ones for that matter — fly in the face of this creed?

What is manscaping
Manscaping: to groom a man. Shaving, waxing, cleaning up the superfluous fur. UrbanDictionary.com
It is trimming body hair especially in the groin or buttocks areas. And it is something I do. Regularly. For me it is not about appearance or body image. I do it based on comfort. I live currently — and have lived for many years — in a hot climate. And fur — human or otherwise — is hot. Having sweaty testicles may sometimes be sexy, but rarely is it comfortable.

With a little help
The biggest issue for me is the practically of actually manscaping. Razors are sharp and having one so close to very treasured property is disconcerting at best. Even electric body shavers have their downsides such as not being very travel-friendly. I’m fortunate that my spouse is always willing to pitch in. Generally, I can just lie back and let the trimming unfold. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nudist Planet

Original publication April 29, 2017

3 weeks ago

Nudist festival: ‘You’re going back to that freedom’
The president of a nudist group says she hopes more people will consider naturism and join their annual festival which begins today in Wellington.

The New Zealand Naturist Federation expects about 130 people to show up to its 66th national festival in Te Marua which runs for a week.

The New Zealand Naturist Federation expects about 130 people to show up to its 66th national festival which runs for a weeksylv1rob1/123RF
The New Zealand Naturist Federation expects about 130 people to show up to its 66th national festival which runs for a week

Its president Donna Miller said going nude has physical benefits such as absorbing vitamin D without the barrier of clothes.

“It relieves stress and it also [goes] back to when you were a child, when you would run around without clothes and without a care in the world,” she said.

“You’re going back to that freedom … before so-called responsibilities and interactments came in and it’s a great way to be. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: RNZ

Original publication 28 December 2017

31st December 2017

A Kiniki Experience With Holly – Before and After

I’m in Olon, Ecuador waiting for another walk along the beach. It hasn’t exactly been the sunniest time I’ve spent along the Pacific Ocean, so it is hard to tell at this point just how well my Kiniki [tan through] bathing attire will work out when I am on a public beach. I’ve written previously about the bathing suits I bought to replace my previous briefs that definitely didn’t allow any sun to colour the private areas.

Holly trying out the Kiniki bathing suit for the first time.
Holly trying out the Kiniki bathing suit for the first time.

Holly decided to get such a bathing suit for her use, which finally got a work out during a trip to Gambia in the recent past. She graciously provided me with an image of her bathing suit before use, and another post-use which is also included in this post. Now, the whole idea that we need to own such a bathing suit is beyond ridiculous. Since more than 99.99% of the population has either a male or female body [I’m not talking about gender identity which is a completely different matter] there is nothing to be seen that isn’t as common as a grain of sand when clothing is set aside. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Sky Clad Therapist – The Naked Psyche

Original publication DECEMBER 27, 2017

30th December 2017

Beautiful And Peaceful Loch Ailort

During my recent Scotland trip we had a day out. As lovely as it was around Glencoe, we decided to travel out to the most western part of mainland Britain. On the way we passed Loch Ailort. We still had the low cloud, but it looked so beautiful we had to turn around and find a place to park. With the tide out we had plenty of space to wander out and have a look around. Once away from the road it quite secluded, and incredibly peaceful.

Got the wellies on now as i wander about a bit.
Got the wellies on now as i wander about a bit.

My mate is used to me stripping off at times when out and about on our photography trips, so is fine with me taking time out to enjoy the freedom of being clothes free. The air was very still, the temperature mild, and with the secluded peacefulness of the area, i could not only get some photos, but have time to really take in the beauty of the place whilst nude.

I don’t think most people really understand why some of us love being naked in the great outdoors. Clothes are there to protect us when we need it, but the feeling of the air against the body, to feel like you’re a part of the natural environment. It’s our natural state, and a state i strongly believe we should be able to experience much more. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: My Naked Adventures

Original publication December 2, 2017

30th December 2017

The Naturist Talks: David From Belgium
As you may have read in the very first post of this blog, 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!

Meanwhile we already published several interviews with people from all over the world. You can find them in the The Naturist Talks section.
Today we’re having David from Belgium Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naked Wanderings

Original publication December 25, 2017

30th December 2017

A holiday mindset?

I’ve become convinced that, like a summer holiday, Christmas is a time when people can ‘let their guard down’ a bit.

Many women who would never contemplate going topless (or nude) at home will happily shed their bikini top, or more, when taken out of their usual habitat and routine. It’s a time to do things that are a bit ‘silly’.

The same goes for Christmas. Another, different, holiday period when people’s inhibitions are lowered. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: the sl naturist

Original publication December 24, 2017

29th December 2017

The naked truth about sunbathing … and here’s a titillating glimpse of me and Mrs Wells in the buff
Columnist Martin Wells decide to throw of the constraints of moralistic suburbia and go naturist on their European tour

As I’ve hinted at before in this column, there’s something intensely liberating about being alone in a foreign country with no one but each other to worry about.

Martin and Jane Wells try sunbathing nude in Portugal
Martin and Jane Wells try sunbathing nude in Portugal

My wife and I are free to be who we want to be and, indeed, free to be who we’d like to be. There are none of the restraints you find in normal social situations, where the company of friends demands a certain conformity and you are scared of ‘letting your hair down’ for fear that someone you know might be watching.

And judging. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Derby Telegraph

Original publication 9 DEC 2017

29th December 2017

Lanie and the Courage to be a Nude Life Model

Lanie is a life-model for art students, as well as a model for photographers in the United Kingdom. It takes a lot of courage to take up a position that doesn’t always flatter one’s sense of self, poses that are often uncomfortable when held for too long. I know that I would struggle with this hard work.

An animate still life
An animate still life

Likely, I am not as self-confident as Lanie in risking how others see me. And make no mistake about it, this takes a lot of self confidence.

To be a life model, is in my opinion, similar to being an actor or actress. The audience is focused on performance, not on the person behind the scene. The audience is studying the scene, learning to capture what they see. And surprisingly, what is seen isn’t a mirror image of what or who is to be seen. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Sky Clad Therapist – The Naked Psyche

Original publication DECEMBER 18, 2017

29th December 2017

This Gold Coast nude blogger says she gets body shamed for being thin
Her body-positive Instagram feed hasn’t stopped the haters from hating.

There’s no arguing that we live in a social media world. And while we use Instagram as a platform for inspiration, motivation, and most importantly, to showcase the best version of ourselves, some people really have nothing better to do other than to find enjoyment in leaving nasty body-shaming comments on posts.

Instagram @thenudeblogger

Although you might be thinking body-shaming only applies to a particular group or size, The Nude Blogger, aka Jessa O’Brien, explained in a recent post that even she has endured body-shaming as a ‘thin’ person – calling out what she says is a ‘”double standard”.

The Gold Coast local has over 74,000 followers on Instagram, where her feed is, you guessed it, filled with images of her posing nude – in the ocean, doing cartwheels, at yoga, taking an outdoor shower, you name it. While it might not sound exactly PG-rated, O’Brien accompanies her snaps with captions that focus on self-esteem and acceptance. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Whimn

Original publication December 21, 2017

28th December 2017

There’s a Tribe of Modern Day Nudists in Australia
Stepping up to a mind-melting lookout, whipping your clothes off and letting your unmentionables dangle as freely as the day you were born. Welcome to the secret life of modern day nudists.

He never really understood the big fuss around nudity and never developed the awkward inhibitions that he reckons society places on us. “It’s no big deal in my eyes, we’ve all got the same parts and we’ve all seen it before!”

How It All Began

Like all good things, it started out as a bit of innocent fun. As a modern day Christmas gift for his fiancé, he snapped twelve shots of himself at Sydney’s most scenic locations, each with a common theme: only a birthday suit allowed. He turned the cheeky pics into a calendar, covered it in tinsel and made his partner’s Christmas that year.

For a giggle he also created the Get Naked Australia Instagram page. It would seem there are a few closet fans of naturism out there too, the page went viral and in a little over a year the page has grown to 216k followers and become one of our favourite social pages in the digi-sphere.

Initially it was just his friends joining the starkers party, but it quickly snowballed and now fun folk from the length and breadth of the country share their prized snaps with Brendan. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: We Are Explorers

Original publication 09/10/2017

28th December 2017

Artist Claudia Sahuquillo Hopes To Normalise Nudity, One Brush Stroke At A Time
#SkinIsTheNewCanvas

Artist Claudia Sahuquillo uses naked bodies as canvases to paint beautiful works of art and, in doing so, hopes to normalise nudity.

Sahuquillo paints patterns including eyes, feathers and flowers on people’s bodies in bright bursts of colour.

Much of her work focuses on painting across women’s bare breasts, which enables her to share her work on social media without it being removed.

The body painter, from Barcelona, shares most of her work on Instagram using the hashtag #skinisthenewcanvas. The unique subject has gained her more than 50,000 followers. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Huffington Post

Original publication 02/08/2017

28th December 2017

Local Focus: Bay a hot spot for ‘nakation’, with nudist cafe & nude karaoke
Naturists – people who practise communal or social nudity – say they are often misjudged as “perverts” or “swingers”, but they believe it’s a lifestyle that creates a more tolerant society, boosts self-esteem and improves mental and physical health. Annemarie Quill reveals all …

Matt, 30, is not a nudist but likes to play mini golf naked.

Sophie, 25, went skinny dipping and never put her clothes back on.

Mark, 47, was painfully shy and couldn’t look in people’s eyes until he discovered naturism – now the car mechanic looks forward to the end of the day when he takes off his boots and everything else.

Matt Nichols, 30, playing mini golf with his partner Sophie Proffitt, 25.John Borren
Matt Nichols, 30, playing mini golf with his partner Sophie Proffitt, 25.

Ellen, 53, grew up in a naturist family and now goes on ‘nakations’ all over the world.

Marie, 46, lives naked at home and on family outings and says the naturist lifestyle has instilled self-esteem in her three children.

Amina, 37, a former chef from Sweden, has opened a Tauranga cafe where people can enjoy her home baking naked.

Tom, 50, owns the only private holiday resort in the North Island for naturists.

Glenne, 68, runs a Bay of Plenty naturist group which has 948 members. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: New Zealand Herald

Original publication 23 Dec, 2017

27th December 2017

Nudists Always Play Volleyball
Undressing at the nudist resort.

Although every one of us enters this beautiful, ruined world naked, sometimes it’s hard to believe that nudity is our natural state. Being born is the one true leveler, the last time most of us will ever arrive in a room lacking the social signifiers that clothing confers. For a few heady moments we’re free—free!—before they bring in the onesies and the teensy beanies and booties and swaddle our shame in respectability.

From then on, being naked is reserved for a few sanctioned occasions in life: bathing, sex, maybe sleeping. But some people demand more liberation from the shirts and pants and ties that bind. Last summer, my husband Adam and I decided to join a few thousand of those people on vacation. Call them naturists, nudists, exhibitionists, perverts—the guests at Koversada, one of Croatia’s largest nudist resorts, don’t really seem to care what labels the outside world chooses to place on them. They’re too busy working on their all-over tans and disconcertingly harmonious relationships. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Catapult

Original publication Nov 03, 2016

27th December 2017

¿A dónde viajan los nudistas en invierno?

¿Qué hacen los nudistas en invierno? ¿hibernan? ¿viajan a lugares más cálidos? ¿se abrigan? El nudismo se puede practicar perfectamente en invierno, pero el asunto se complica cuando toca viajar. Lo más lógico es que los nudistas viajen a lugares donde brille el sol en invierno, pero hay nudista a los que nos le importa pasar un poco de frío.

¿Nudismo en invierno?

Cuando caen las temperaturas muchos nudistas dejan de practicar el nudismo, es lo que se llama “nudista de temporada”, según indican en la web Info Nudismo. Cuando vuelve el buen tiempo se deshacen de su ropa, pero hay otras personas que practican el nudismo durante todo el año.

El nudismo que se practica en verano no tiene porque ser diferente al de invierno. Las personas que practican el nudismo en invierno lo pueden hacer a nivel individual o con otros/as naturistas. El nudismo invernal se suele realizar en casas propias, hoteles, centros o asociaciones naturistas. Son espacios es lo que se puede estar desnudo y no pasar frío. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Info Nudismo

Original publication 21/12/2017

23rd December 2017

Why Are We Still Resisting Nudity? An Exploration of Nudism and Naturism
Have you ever pondered the idea of nudism or naturism as a way of life?

In Western culture, there are very few laws specifically prohibiting simple public nudity and yet we are encouraged to think of covering the body as an obligatory requirement for social interactions. We cover our bodies for “impression management, style, panache, and careful bodily representation.” We even feel compelled through social pressure to wear at least minimal clothing, even when swimming, and other activities that really do not and should not require covering. But clothing does serve a purpose beyond covering. We use clothing and other accessories for an outward expression of our identity and group affiliations.

In the National Geographic Channel documentary Taboo: Extreme Living, Psychology Professor Matthew Westra spoke to the ideologies in the US surrounding nudity. “Nudity is a taboo in America because we primarily equate nudity or nakedness with sexuality and we have taboos about sexuality,” he began, “a lot of it has to do, I think, with the Puritan and Victorian heritage that we have, which says that any kind of temptation will lead you into hell.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Psych N Sex

Original publication JULY 29, 2017

23rd December 2017

Don’t strip down too far at Coast beaches

TWO years ago, the dream of many nudists was expected to come true – an official clothing optional beach on the Fraser Coast.

NO IFS OR BUTTS: Plans to open a legal nude beach at Dundowran have been shut down by the government.Thinkstock
NO IFS OR BUTTS: Plans to open a legal nude beach at Dundowran have been shut down by the government.

It seemed possible until the Queensland Government shut down a petition started by Poona man John Hart to introduce a legal nudist beach at Dundowran in 2015.

A decision to make the “nude beach” legal has not come to light despite the popular Fraser Coast beach already declared an “unofficial nude beach”. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Fraser Coast Chronicle

Original publication 20th Dec 2017

23rd December 2017

Hanoi’s nudists bare all

Butt cheeks bared, Hanoi’s ragtag nudist club ignores the chilly weather to do their daily exercises – some swim, some jog, one performs military drills – stripping off and defying norms in the conservative communist nation.

Nudists warm up for a swim by the southern banks of the Red River in Hanoi.AFP
Nudists warm up for a swim by the southern banks of the Red River in Hanoi.

Tucked behind banana trees on the banks of the city’s Red River, the men meet to shed their clothes, and modesty, for a cheeky dip, a game of chess, or yoga headstands in the buff – which they believe comes with health benefits.

“It’s important for us to come here because we want to be healthy. We call ourselves addicts,” said Nguyen Tuan Nghia, 43, a self-taught Buddhist who’s been disrobing at the meeting spot for 18 years. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Khmer Times

Original publication December 20, 2017

22nd December 2017

Nudist Stuart Haywood bares all about where he keeps his mobile phone
He likes to get naked and enjoy nature walks at a secret garden in Derbyshire

Ask nudist Stuart Haywood why he never takes off his socks and the pensioner has a perfectly good explanation.

Naked nature walks is what Stuart loves
Naked nature walks is what Stuart loves

“I need somewhere to keep my mobile phone,” laughed the 81-year-old from Derbyshire. “When I’m out on my nature walks, I tuck it down so it’s safe.”

For almost 10 years, Stuart has been stripping off for pleasure. Since he secured a windfall from an old insurance policy, he books regular breaks to naturist camps. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Derby Telegraph

Original publication 18 DEC 2017

22nd December 2017

‘Nude dudes’ – and ladies – wanted for Tauranga naked swim for breast cancer charity

Tauranga will host a mass skinny dip for a good cause next year.

Registrations have opened for the inaugural “Nude Dude” charity swim to be held on March 15, 2018, at an unnamed Western Bay beach.

Tauranga will host a mass skinny dip next year to raise money for a breast cancer charityBay of Plenty Times
Tauranga will host a mass skinny dip next year to raise money for a breast cancer charity

After registering, nude dudes – who can be of any gender – must fundraise a certain amount – $300 for individuals and $1000 for groups of up to four – to make the cut for the R18 birthday suit 100m splash in the surf.

Only those competing will be given access to the beach, and there will be no spectators allowed.

The swim will be a fundraiser for Tauranga’s Breast Cancer Support Service, which provides emotional and practical support for women with breast cancer and their families, and receives no government funding. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: New Zealand Herald

Original publication 19 Dec, 2017

22nd December 2017

Foreign tourists post nude images taken in Sri Lanka

Foreign tourists have posted nude images taken in Sri Lanka, some in public places despite the strong Buddhist culture followed in the country.

Instagram/GetnakedSriLanka

Nudity in public is not allowed in Sri Lanka and there have been instances where tourists have been arrested in the past for being nude in public.

The Daily Star reported that this year has seen a surge in the popularity of ditching clothes on holiday, with a number of Instagram pages dedicated to getting people’s kit off. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: menafn

Original publication 12/16/2017

21st December 2017

Vintage Season, 2017 (3)/First time : ‘I was that naturist child’
Frank, a reader in the US, provides a short, yet very valuable, recollection of his first experiences of naturism and the values it instills in people from a. very young age. He writes…

Hi Ella. I saw this photograph [attached by me, Frank an attachment in his communication : Ella] online and it reminded me of my own childhood, growing up as a naturist child to parents who belonged to a landed club here in the US in the 60s. I can’t actually remember my first time as nudism was always there in my family. I’d have been taken maybe weeks after I was born and been wandering around there before I can consciously recall. I took some of my first steps at the club and learned to swim at the club. I can recall running around playing with other kids, male and female, all around the same age, without ever thinking ‘hey, she’s different from me’. We were just kids loving life in the sun most weekends and vacations.

I can’t remember now, but I guess I’d eventually have begun to notice differences in boys and girls as we all hit puberty but it still didn’t seem to matter even though we were all going through that highly-charged period of our development. I also recall developing a crush on a girl a couple of years older than me when I was about 14-15. It had nothing to do with her being a beautiful (and naked) young woman and more to do with her just having such a sense of fun, of being the life and soul of the teenager events the club held at weekends. We’d dance to Beatle records and just have the most fantastic time with much more in the way of the freedoms than non-nudist children. Being outdoors at weekends, naked in nature, also gave us a love of nature. The girl I had the crush on, being a couple of years older, seemed so wise and educated. I could sit there for hours, open-mouthed, while she talked about the bugs and birds that we’d find around the club. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: the sl naturist

Original publication December 17, 2017

21st December 2017

Send nudes, but consider who receives them
The nude: The image that can sexually liberate, but also lead to lots of trouble—and I admit my camera roll is full of them.

A Feb 2014 study by Pew Research Center found that 27 percent of smartphone users have received sexts, and 12 percent have sent them.

There’s something sexually freeing about posing nude for a photo.

Not only that, I find it helps me with body acceptance, and seeing the beauty of the human form.

The human body is really a piece of artwork — the smoothness of the skin, the curves and indents. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: vtcynic

Original publication December 18, 2017

20th December 2017