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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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:
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.
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…
Believe it or not, the first thing you notice is the heat.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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.
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…
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 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…
The American Association for Nude Recreation has officially designated the second Saturday in July as International Skinny Dip Day.
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…
With one of the longest and chilliest cold snaps in years taking hold across south Louisiana, everyone seems to be bundling up. Even nudists.
“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…
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…
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 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…
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.
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…
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…
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
¿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…
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…
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.
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…
Ask nudist Stuart Haywood why he never takes off his socks and the pensioner has a perfectly good explanation.
“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…
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.
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…
Foreign tourists have posted nude images taken in Sri Lanka, some in public places despite the strong Buddhist culture followed in the country.
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…
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…