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Is Family Nudity and Nudism Really Good for Children?
Is Nudism, and Family Nudity Good for Children? Aren’t Kids Nudists Anyway?
Is Nudism Good for Children and The Truth Behind Nudity in the Family:

Benjamin Spock, Ann Landers, and Abigail van Buren, all popular authorities on child-rearing and other matters, have often warned of the dangers of exposing children to nudity. Though their theories on the matter are well-known, are they truly valid? Is there solid research to prove it? Studies of how nudity affects kids are actually sparse, though they have slightly increased in number in recent years.

The findings and their interpretations are often influenced by researchers’ own preconceptions, including findings that may better explain the effects of parents’ attitudes toward nudity on kids rather than the actual effect of children being exposed to nudity.

Family nudity – How does it affect childhood development? We consult the research!
Family nudity – How does it affect childhood development? We consult the research!

However since the late 1970’s, more objective and controlled research has taken place in an effort to identify the truth of how exposure to nudity affects child development. All of this nudism research indicates not only a lack of negative effects, but a whole list of benefits to children.

One of the first truly objective studies was developed by Dr. Marilyn Story, a researcher who sought to examine the role of family social nudity classification on body self-concept development in preschool-aged children. Dr. Story interviewed 264 children aged three to five years as well as their parents. The children were classified in one of three categories: social naturists or simply put – nudist kids, at-home nudist, and non-nudist kids. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Felicitys Blog

Original publication March 7, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 20th November 2018

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A nudist’s guide to body confidence

“The lady sat next to me was knitting a scarf, naked, except for flip flops and the guy on the other side was reading the newspaper, totally nude,” says Jane Baker, describing a scene of apparent domestic bliss. Jane, 52, who has been part of the naturist community for over two years, is one of a growing number of Britons who have taken to a starker way of life.

Jane Baker has been a member of the naturism community since 2016
Jane Baker has been a member of the naturism community since 2016 Jane Baker

Indeed it seems nudity is having something of a moment, with British Naturism, the UK’s official organisation, noting a sudden increase in membership for the first time in 15 years. With 8,900 members – up from 8,300 last year – we appear to be edging towards the ‘nude not crude’ way of thinking.

More of us are waving goodbye to textile environments—the term used to describe our restrictive, clothed world by those in the know—and embracing our natural state. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Telegraph

Original publication 7 November 2018

Posted on NatCorn 16th November 2018

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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 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.

Beyond this point
Beyond this point

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.

So, why in the world do I enjoy just being naked? There are many reasons, but for now I will just give you a few. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Finding Finneas

Original publication OCTOBER 10, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 16th October 2018

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Nudist exposes the truth of unique lifestyle

NATURISM, or nudism, is a lifestyle choice the majority of people do not understand or see the appeal for. But for those who do, it is an enlightening experience they couldn’t live without.

CLOTHES OPTIONAL: Jenni Parry shares her nudism journey with Matt Collins.
CLOTHES OPTIONAL: Jenni Parry shares her nudism journey with Matt Collins.

In their coffee chat, Jenni Parry shares with Matt Collins her nudist journey, including why she initially started taking off her clothes in public and what her children think about her nude ways.

Listen to the full podcast with nudist, Jenni Parry here… Continued…Read full original article…

Source: South Burnett Times

Original publication 28th Sep 2018

Posted on NatCorn 11th October 2018

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Strictly star Claudia Winkleman, 46, reveals she walks around naked at home…to the horror of her 15-year-old son

Strictly Come Dancing star Claudia Winkleman has revealed that she waltzes around naked at home – much to the horror of her teenage son.

The presenter says she and her movie producer husband, Kris Thykier, like to wander around their house in the nude despite the protests of Jake, 15.

The couple also have a daughter Mathilda, 12, and younger son Arthur, aged seven.

‘Everyone is naked. It is like, “Let’s all have lunch. Take our clothes off first… I have made a fish pie”,’ said Winkleman, 46.

‘The 15-year-old is appalled but the whole point about mums is that they are meant to be embarrassing.’

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Source: Daily Mail

Original publication 23 Sep 2018

Posted on NatCorn 8th October 2018

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A Skinny Dipping Story

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…

Source: Get Naked Australia

Original publication 6 September 2018

Posted on NatCorn 24th September 2018

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An indecent proposal: I got engaged on a nudist retreat!
Our love knows no bounds… and no clothes!

Rachel Allen, 28, shares her real life story;

I dashed around my room, running through my mental checklist one last time.

Passport, sun cream, a book to read by the pool… I didn’t need much more than that.

Where I was off to, I could pack light.

Nigels indecent proposal was a complete shock.
Nigels indecent proposal was a complete shock. Take 5

Very light.

And, with the beep of my taxi arriving to take me to the airport, I was good to go.

I’d never been to the Greek island of Rhodes before.

On arrival, I was ushered into a welcome meeting at my resort with fellow holiday makers.

Immediately, one bloke caught my attention. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Now To Love

Original publication AUG 21, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 13th September 2018

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How Women Really Feel About Getting Naked In 2018
We should know—we polled thousands of them.

Your body is just one part of what makes you, well, you. And even though people are finally starting to embrace cellulite, stretch marks, and other “flaws” that make us unique, most women still have a pretty complex relationship with how they look.

As part of Women’s Health’s “Naked Truth” issue, WH polled more than 4,400 American women—as well as thousands (!) more people around the world—about everything relating to body image, from how women felt about their naked bodies to where and when they feel the most confident. And your answers were really surprising: Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Women’s Health

Original publication Aug 1, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 28th August 2018

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Making Your Coming Out as a Naturist

You are a naturist, but no one from your friends and family knows! You dream of spending days naked, but do not know how to ask your friends! You keep going to the nudist beach all by yourself, while you wish to be accompanied. These are some situations that some naturists live, due to the fear of judgment of others. To live your naturism every day, it is important to annihilate this fear and make your “coming out.”

Naturism is Normal

What could be more normal than being naked? For many people, if not a majority, nudity equals sexuality. This is the first idea we need to get rid of. If nudity in intimacy is normal, socially, it is also. In my post, 10 ways to become comfortable with nudity, I explain how to reclaim your nudity and naked body.

Society, religion or culture amalgamates sexuality and nudity. They limit the naked body to a “sexual being.” Unless you have been raised in a naturist family, it will generally be necessary to deconstruct this paradigm, to see nakedness as a normal and natural state. Being naked must not create a malaise or be taboo. A naked body is just a naked body, not the sexual manifestation of a human being. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naked and Happy

Original publication July 31, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 27th August 2018

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A heatwave is the perfect moment to rediscover the joys of being naked
We needn’t be ashamed of our bodies, we’re all the same under our clothes

Until very recently, I would have gnawed off my own arm more readily than take off my clothes in public. Partly because I am pale, I’ve had two children and my tummy does not resemble a washboard, but primarily because I am British. Public nudity comes about as naturally to me as allowing somebody to skip a queue.

But, at a festival a few months ago, I found myself in a crowded sauna, naked as the day I was born. The space was small – about the size of a garden shed – and there were at least 20 other men and women in it, all just as bare as I was. When I got too hot, I ran outside and jumped into a stream, where more naked people were doing the same. And it was glorious. After a lifetime of brainwashing by sanitised, airbrushed images of “perfection”, it is such a tonic to find yourself surrounded by other people with lumps, bumps and scars, hairy bits and dangly bits. I just had to try not to stare.

‘There really is nothing like plunging into cold water with nothing on.
‘There really is nothing like plunging into cold water with nothing on. Mark Blinch/REUTERS

Being naked with other people instantly gets rid of several levels of nonsense. It’s a great leveller, as clothes are our primary markers of tribal identity. We use them to send out signals about wealth, class or professional status, and cultural taste. Without them, everyone looks more different than you thought, but also more similar; it becomes harder to write off people on first glance as “other”.

It also encourages a healthier sense of your own body. When I took off my clothes that day at the festival, I experienced about five minutes of extreme awkwardness, an intense desire to cover myself up with my hands. But because that would have looked ridiculous, I had to take a deep breath and walk tall. It’s impossible to feel the same level of shame about your wobbly bits when you are surrounded by other naked people, many of whom are just as wobbly as you. When we buy clothes, we choose designs that disguise the bits of our bodies we don’t like – and in doing so create guilty secrets that we carry with us all the time. Getting naked doesn’t get rid of the flab, of course, but it does get rid of the sense of secrecy and shame. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Guardian

Original publication 26 Jul 2018

Posted on NatCorn 21st August 2018

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Thinking about Nudism? Here’s how to get started.
Nudism is on the rise. And with many of the benefits clear, it’s easy to see why. But how do you start? Is it as simple as taking off your clothes? Well, in some ways, yes, but there is a little more to it. Today, we tell you how you may make stripping off just that little bit easier.

When first considering the change you may rightly ask what is so good about it? And a quick google will usually end up bombarding you with words like ‘freedom’, emotive epithets and ‘spiritual’ aphorisms.

Now, this is all well and good but doesn’t really separate nudism from any other self-defining pursuit. But therein lies the crux, nudism is inherently self-defining.

Nudism can be an adventure or just your day to day.
Nudism can be an adventure or just your day to day.

When its just you, free of any clothes, labels of presuppositions, there is not really anything left to hide. And without waxing lyrical on ‘be who you are’, there is little other opportunity for such a direct way to do so.

But with it comes trepidation, will I be judged? Is it legal? Where can I do it safely? Are there benefits?

The first thing to realise is that nudism is not simply about being naked, it’s about embracing life whilst in the buff. And this may feel very different, even pressured. Are you supposed to suddenly feel enlightened?

Or is this a misconception? Continued…Read full original article…

Source: A Naked Girl

Original publication July 25, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 20th August 2018

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Toples Si o Toples No

Pasó el huracán cáncer y a su paso quedan las marcas de la victoria, esas señales que explican tu vida y te van a acompañar siempre. Tardamos en aceptar ese nuevo yo ante el espejo, y hay quien nunca lo consigue del todo. Si me planto ante el espejo y observo las cicatrices me estremezco, si recuerdo cada operación, cada vez que he cruzado la puerta que conduce a esa fría sala, cada despedida dejando al otro lado del pasillo a quien más te quiere… si recuerdo todo eso mi corazón se resiente, pero si me centro en la victoria, en que estas heridas no son más que VIDA, eso me llena de fuerza y de ganas.

Os sorprenderá la foto, o quizás no…

Primero ansié que llegara el día en que pudiera tatuarme el pezón, pero al final ves que llega el verano y aún no es posible, y si os soy sincera con tanta cicatriz por el dorsal ancho y con el implante de piel de la espalda no sé yo si será peor el remedio que la enfermedad.

Lo cierto es que yo había hecho toples siempre, no por lucir pecho que siempre he tenido muy poco y no me ha importado nada, más bien al contrario, lo que me gusta es la sensación de libertad y de sentirte cómoda, de nadar sin que nada te oprima…

Hasta que llegó el cáncer y entre otras muchas cosas se llevó esa sensación de libertad. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: El Crep Demi Vida

Original publication Jul 22, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 18th August 2018

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Why We Need More Non-Sexualised Nudity
I am not a naturist, but I do wish that here in the UK we had a healthier relationship with nudity

Non-sexualised nudity is important and there isn’t enough of it in the UK.

Maybe I’m biased, because I recently had a professional nude photoshoot as part of the promo for my forthcoming poetry collection, Bad Boy Poet. Having done a couple of amateur nude shoots when I was younger, I celebrated achieving my longstanding aim of getting a book deal by using my hard-fought hipster contacts to get a talented photographer to photograph me – and my dog – fully nude, for a non-bank-balance-breaking mates-rates discount.

Scott Manley Hadley and dog,
Scott Manley Hadley and dog, Paul Rowland

I am very happy with the results. Unfortunately, though, none of those being printed contain full frontal nudity. I was prepared to bare all – which I had never done before – but the publisher gave me a stern “no”, saying that the inclusion of a fully nude photographed penis would affect where the book could be stocked. This upset me a bit, because though I can understand a business not wanting to sell pornography, the photographs of my penis were documentary at best, boring at worst.

The point of my nudity wasn’t to be garish, or sexy, or aggressive, but to be real. I do not have a toned, muscular, body, I do not have a massive penis. I don’t have much body hair (and zero hair on my head), and I’m a little bit bigger than I’d like to be, but what I had hoped to gain from my photoshoot was a picture that would capture me looking vulnerable, yet unashamed. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Huffington Post UK

Original publication 20/07/2018

Posted on NatCorn 13th August 2018

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How to Behave on a Nudist Beach: A Guide for First-Timers
How should I behave when on a nudist beach? 10 tips to ensure you don’t come off like a noob (or worse: a creep)

In 2017, we went to our first nudist beach in Adelaide, Australia. At the time, we were broiling on the Maslin beach sand, in the “clothed” area, getting up occasionally to jump in the water. Jackson found out that down the beach a little ways was an FKK (nude) beach. Curious, we walked over.

We’re always game for trying out a new experience and this one was great! We got a great tan and enjoyed getting up and taking a dip in the water without the worry of our bathing suit sticking to us.

Since Australia, we’ve explored nude beaches in Croatia, gone hiking and camping nude in South Africa, and explored the Costa Del Sol in Spain for nudist beaches. Although I wouldn’t categorize us as seasoned pros, we’ve gotten our fair share of the outdoors, naturist lifestyle.

Maslin Beach. One of the top 10 beaches in Australia for 2017. It had a nude section, which we would have been remiss to try out, at least once. This is proof.
Maslin Beach. One of the top 10 beaches in Australia for 2017. It had a nude section, which we would have been remiss to try out, at least once. This is proof.

I think, in today’s world, people are looking for new and exciting experiences and going beyond a drunken skinny dip and into a full-on nude beach is one of the bigger thrills of a traveler abroad. That said, ain’t nobody on that beach wants a group of total noobs coming in to gawk, take pictures and act like general idiots.

Look, we get it: if you are new to this you might be a bit self-conscious, but the last thing you want to do is draw more attention to yourself by acting like you don’t know what the hell you are doing.

So, here are some tips for nudist beach etiquette so you can avoid being that guy/gal on your first time: Continued…Read full original article…

Source: A Pair of Travel Pants

Original publication July 15, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 9th August 2018

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Scarred women refuse to cover up for beach saying: “Don’t dare tell us we’re not bikini beautiful”
Scars and abuse have not held back these six women, who have shared their extraordinary stories of self-acceptance and proudly posed in swimwear together

With this heatwave kickstarting summer, many of us will be ­frantically trying to tone our ­wobbly bits and slapping on the fake tan, ready to slip into that bikini.

But for some it is an almost impossible prospect.

(L-R) Michelle, Kizzy, Isabella, Sylvia, Corinne and Raiche aren't held back by the scars they once hated
(L-R) Michelle, Kizzy, Isabella, Sylvia, Corinne and Raiche aren’t held back by the scars they once hated Daily Mirror

Sylvia Mac has spent the last 45 years desperately covering herself up, after suffering severe third and fourth-degree burns during a ­childhood accident.

Now 49, she says the relentless, hurtful comments and stares from strangers left her considering suicide.

“I didn’t realise how bad my mental health was, I thought this was just a physical thing,” she says. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mirror

Original publication 15 JUL 2018

Posted on NatCorn 5th August 2018