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When Is A Naturist Not A Naturist?
When He’s A Single Male Naturist Struggling To Integrate With The Community

I’ve grown up with nudity all of my life and have considered myself to be a naturist for the best part of my cognitive years. Spending a large part of my youth in mainland Europe, I was exposed to a more liberal and less prudish approach to nudity than I have experienced in the UK. When I was old enough to do so, I joined the Central Council for British Naturism (CCBN) and its affiliated group Young British Naturists or YBN. I had always been told how welcoming and kind the naturist community was, so was excited to start attending the local monthly swim.

Unfortunately, no other members of the YBN came to my local swim, and as a single male, the more elderly couples viewed me with scepticism and cynicism; however, after we had conversed over a quick steam many had began to accept me. I went as often as I could so that I would become a familiar face, and while more and more people started to recognise and engage with me, due to the significant age difference, there was very little that I had in common with them other than naturism and never felt truly welcome there.

I enjoyed the freedom that being naked afforded me. It felt natural. I never once saw nudity in this context as sexual. It was liberating and comfortable for me. However, as I got older, insecurities struck and I had zero body confidence. Women consistently judged me, men routinely mocked me, ironically the only place that I never felt judged was in the naked community of British Naturism. I never questioned their motivations, never thought for one second that I was being judged for the number of moles I had on my body, my lack of muscularity, the size of my penis, or sexual prowess; as far as I’m aware everyone that I’ve met since joining British Naturism has lived up to this expectation, whereas a significant number of people I’ve met and grew close to outside of the community, have let me down over and over again. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Getting Dad Fit

Original publication Jul 8, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 4th August 2018

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Iniciar-se al Nudisme i Naturisme.

El naturisme principalment defensa uns valors d`igualtat entre totes les persones independentment de les seves creencies i pensaments mès enllà de que tot esser humà es digne e igual a la resta.

En el moment que venim al mon no tenim conciencia de tots els estereotips que ens esperen i dels quals l`actual societat de consum ens ha reservat uns quants. Cada any moltes persones pateixen en un mon plè de desigualtats simplement per ser d`una manera concreta o per tenir un aspecte concret. No valorem a les persones pel que representen i pel que aporten del seu interior i nomès en fixem en el seu aspecte o en allò que tenen per lluir dintre de la societat actual.

Acostumar-se a la nuesa, es com tot a la vida un procès, de la mateixa manera que vam aprendre a viure vestits el procès es semblant pero a la inversa, encara que amb sensibles diferències. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nudisme Catalunya

Original publication 11 julio, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 3rd August 2018

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‘Everything is swinging’: Aussies redefine ‘skins game’ in first Nude Golf Day

Has Greg Norman started a movement?

Just two weeks after the Australian golf star bared it all for ESPN’s Body Issue, an Australian nudist couple, Bruce Jensen and Julie Jarvie, hosted the first Wandering Bears Nude Golf Day at Humpty Doo Golf Club, according to Northern Territory News.

Clothes are unnecessary, but shoes can still be helpful.
Clothes are unnecessary, but shoes can still be helpful. CLIVE HYDE

Jensen, who owns the nearby Brujul Nude Retreat, is a regular player at Humpty Doo, and realized that the relatively quiet setting would allow him to make a public course go fully-privates.

That required bending of the club’s relatively traditional dress code, which reads: “Members and visitors are required to maintain a standard of dress considered to be in keeping with both style and neatness according to the character and standing of the Club. Neat and tidy attire at all times.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Golf.com

Original publication July 13, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 31st July 2018

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Near Paris, will open the amusement park for nudists
…To celebrate the international Day of naturism July 14, and at the same time to escape from the heat.

Amusement Park Adventures LAN in Magny-on-Vexin (55 km from Paris) where there are a variety of attractions, including trampolines and a mini Golf course, and fountains, where you can swim, allocated one day for nudists, Sunday 1 July, confirming the reputation of France as a tourist the most advanced country for naturists. According to AFP, every year France attracts around four million fans of nudist rest.

The management of the Park notes that some of the rides is possible only in shorts or underwear for security purposes.

“We used to think that it is better not to show too much. But the policy pursued by the mayor of Paris, socialist Anne Hidalgo views (Anne Hidalgo) proves that times have changed,” — said the head of the Paris group nudists Cedric Amato (Amato Cedric). He estimated the number of nudists in the region of 88 thousand people. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Bobr Times

Original publication June 30, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 28th July 2018

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Mountain Air Ranch Lays Bare the Benefits, Challenges of a Nudism Club

Chuck’s parents weren’t sure how to introduce him and his younger brother to their lifestyle choice. But as the boys got older, they decided it was time to take them to Mountain Air Ranch, Colorado’s family-friendly nudist club that was then almost thirty years old.

Members often compete in friendly, fun-in-the-sun games.
Members often compete in friendly, fun-in-the-sun games. MarTographe
The swimming pool slide is particularly fun without a swimsuit.
The swimming pool slide is particularly fun without a swimsuit. Gary G.,/Mountain Air Ranch

“Everybody thinks that seeing your mom and dad naked for the first time is a total shock. For a twelve-year-old kid, maybe,” says Chuck, recalling his first visit to the club in 1962. “But I love this place. It either works for you or it doesn’t.” And it works for Chuck, who’s considered the ranch his home away from home since he returned from serving in the Vietnam War. (He, like many regulars at Mountain Air Ranch, gave only his first name for this piece.) Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Westword

Original publication JULY 10, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 26th July 2018

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OOH LA LA Inside the French nudist colony where nude sunbathers cycle, shop and even take the kids out for the day
Arnaoutchot is an enormous 45-hectare campsite-village, complete with chalets, cottages, bars and fine dining … and lots and lots of naked Germans

WHEN you arrive at this community for a holiday, you leave ALL fabrics at the gate.

For the Arnaoutchot naturist colony in south western France is one of the only ones to be completely “textile free” – not a string thong in sight.

According to a survey by nudism lobbyists France 4 naturist, 63 per cent were couples and 23 per cent were families with children.

But only 14 per cent of adherents are younger than 40 years old.

Yet the holiday village’s director of the colony in Vielle-Saint-Girons, Jean-Philippe Pavie, told Lexpress.fr: “In recent years, we have a new generation of people coming in.

“Young couples with or without children who have an average age between 30 and 45 years, for whom naturism is a new experience.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Sun

Original publication 7th July 2018

Posted on NatCorn 23rd July 2018

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Sun’s out, buns out: Nude Recreation Week, International Skinny Dip Day returns

If there is any time to consider going nude in public, it’s during the sweltering Phoenix summer.

If you’re ready to or curious about baring it all, consider heading to the clothing optional resort Shangri La Ranch in New River during Nude Recreation Week, July 8-15. Hosted by the American Association for Nude Recreation and the Naturist Society, the week brings awareness to nude recreation and is celebrated at more than 200 clubs across the U.S. and Canada.

Nude Recreation Week returns July 10-16. Shangri La Ranch in New River will host an event on July 15.
Nude Recreation Week returns July 10-16. Shangri La Ranch in New River will host an event on July 15. Patrick Breen/The Republic

“It’s an informational week and chance to get out there and enjoy nudism as a form of wholesome, family recreation,” said Danielle Smith, who handles public relations for the resort. “We encourage people to come out and have fun, and see what it’s all about and get rid of the stigma.”

Smith encourages anyone new to nude recreation to call the resort and ask questions, or just come out and the $26 daily rate is waived for first-timers. Guests just need to bring a towel in order to sit on surfaces at the resort. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: AZCentral

Original publication Jul 5, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 21st July 2018

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Nakedly yourself at Black’s Beach
Why most nude sunbathers are male

For the record, I’m not a nudist. I feel too fat, am too vain; and in my mind, way too hairy. Besides, like most Americans, I’ve got a secret puritan lurking deep inside my liberal DNA.

Yet for some reason nudity keeps inserting itself into my professional life.

To supplement my freelance journalism work, I once provided media consulting to the late Will Walters. Will was the young San Diegan who took his life in 2016 after losing a prolonged court battle aiming to hold accountable five police officers who, at the 2011 LGBT Pride festival, arrested him for nudity, even though he had on a leather kilt and underwear when the cops nabbed him. (The city attorney declined to prosecute.)

People don’t like being treated like exhibits at a zoo
People don’t like being treated like exhibits at a zoo Matthew Dodd

I assumed I’d written my last article about nudity after Will hanged himself. But a year-and-a-half later — with Will gone and the lead defendant in his case now elevated to San Diego’s police chief — I find myself writing on a subject with nudism at its core: Black’s Beach.

Not a Naturist

René Torres, 35, says he’s a nudist. He first went to Black’s Beach in 2009. “It was with a friend while I was here on vacation; Black’s Beach was my first tourist spot in San Diego,” he tells me. “I had heard about it when I was in San Francisco and Miami.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: San Diego Reader

Original publication July 3, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 20th July 2018

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Dame Esther Rantzen reveals her passion for nude sunbathing
The former That’s Life star urged anyone who takes issues with seeing people naked to look the other way.

Dame Esther Rantzen has rhapsodised over the joy of nude sunbathing, and urged neighbours who take issue with people doing it in their gardens to “look at something else”.

The TV star, 78, said she has been a fan of the practice for years and does not see it as too different to the skimpy outfits worn on Strictly Come Dancing.

She recalled shedding all her clothes to sunbathe on her 50th birthday, before posing for photos with her neighbour’s children, telling BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “You must try it, it just feels completely different, you haven’t go the sweaty bits where your clothes are overheating you, you haven’t got the bit where the straps cut into your flesh.

Esther Rantzen on Strictly Come Dancing with professional partner Anton Du Beke
Esther Rantzen on Strictly Come Dancing with professional partner Anton Du Beke Kieron McCarron/BBC

“You have got whatever draft or soft breeze there is on every pore and every cell of your body and it really makes you feel wonderful, and far from neighbours complaining, when I did it on my 50th birthday – I wasn’t completely nude because I was wearing a hat and a necklace too actually – the neighbours came round with their children, who started to giggle.

“It’s a good thing they did because my late husband was quite cross with me and was trying to remonstrate with me, because he’s a little bit more inhibited than me, and when he saw the girls giggling he went and got his camera.

“And so the photographs exist but the terrible thing is, in my senior moment, I’m trying to remember where those photographs are and I don’t know.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: BT TV

Original publication 3 July 2018

Posted on NatCorn 16th July 2018

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Financial status, body image mean very little at nudist resorts
Young nudists seem less interested but if you’re looking to go au naturel, there are still resorts that cater to your interests

Do you have dreams of being naked in a crowd of clothed strangers? Are you okay with that? If so, you may have the makings of a nudist. Especially if you’re over 35.
Nudist resorts all over the world are noticing a drop in younger members. Even in Germany, which has embraced nudism for more than a century, fewer young people are becoming part of organized nudism. It’s the same in North America.

As early as 2007, columnist Bonnie Henry wrote in the Arizona Daily Star that nudism’s allure was lost on the young. Of the 50,000 registered nudists in the United States at that time, most were older than 35. Fewer young people are interested in paying several hundred dollars to join a club and sunbathe, swim and play volleyball with members their parents’ age.

As Henry put it, “Who wants to bounce the ball around with folks who look like they’re three years away from the handbag factory?”

It seems that a generation that’s used to downloading movies and music for free, and doesn’t believe in paying for news online, also doesn’t want to pay to go somewhere to be naked. If a young couple or group wants to do so, they’ll just go to an obliging beach or park and bare all.

According to spokesperson Dory Ainsworth of the Ponderosa Nature Resort near Freelton, north of Hamilton, Ont., paying to be naked seems to be the stumbling block for young people. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Troy Media

Original publication July 1, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 13th July 2018

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‘I don’t have any ego about me’: Greg Norman explains nude shoot
Getting your gear off for the cameras at the ripe but definitely not old age of 63 has nothing to do with “ego”, insists Greg Norman, aka The Great White Shark.

“I walk around naked at home. It’s not a big deal to me, right? At the end of the day, I do enjoy keeping fit at my age. I don’t have any ego about me, but I do love having a fit life,” he tells ESPN in a lengthy interview to coincide with his much hyped naked appearance in The Body Issue which came out on Friday.

Greg Norman posing for ESPN in the nude and sharing it on Instagram for all the world to see.
Greg Norman posing for ESPN in the nude and sharing it on Instagram for all the world to see. Kwaku Alston/ESPN

This is the same guy who stripped down to his abs and pecs for a shirtless visit to the offices of Golf Magazine, where he proceeded to undertake a round of “tricep dips” at some poor sod’s desk, in a flagrant display of muscle worship.

Then there were the shots he shared on his Instagram account last year of him cooling off buck-naked in a stream on his Colorado ranch, telling his followers he was all hot and sweaty after riding his horse. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Original publication 30 June 2018

Posted on NatCorn 11th July 2018

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Art buff: what it’s like to be drawn in the nude
When Chloë Hamilton was given the chance to pose for a naked portrait, she was keen. But then it was time to get undressed…

The hardest part is taking off my knickers.

In fact, when she arrives, I can’t help but play for time. I offer her a cup of tea, first, spending an unnecessary amount of time filling the kettle, selecting the mug, brewing the tea and pouring the milk. I make polite chit-chat about the weather and her journey.

Chloe Hamilton
Chloe Hamilton Eva Shipoola

I suggest she uses the upstairs loo rather than the one in the hallway, knowing that the journey up and down the stairs will add precious seconds to the trip and delay the inevitable.

Eventually, there is no avoiding it. I slip off my dress and underwear and perch on the sofa. The cushions feel rough on my exposed thighs. She positions me and then makes herself comfortable on the floor. Legs crossed, she fixes her eyes on my contorted body, her hand poised over a sheet of paper. “Ready?” she asks. I take a deep breath and nod. And then she begins to draw me. Nude. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: inews

Original publication June 28th 2018

Posted on NatCorn 9th July 2018

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Things you can do naked in Plymouth this summer
There’s never been a better time to take all your clothes off

The weather is heating up – and this summer is set to be a corker.

But when the sun is shining, clothes can become a bit restrictive, and keeping them on doesn’t seem like the most attractive option.

Plymouth Sun Club members Edward Lees, Simon Berriman and Paul Duckett at Plympton Swimming Pool
Plymouth Sun Club members Edward Lees, Simon Berriman and Paul Duckett at Plympton Swimming Pool Paul Slater

But some can get offended by people walking around in their birthday suit. So what else can you do?

Cities across the UK have embraced the naked form in recreational activities, and across Devon and Cornwall there are a host of events you can get involved with – if that’s what you’re into. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: PlymouthLive

Original publication 26 JUN 2018

Posted on NatCorn 8th July 2018

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Nudist hotspot UK: Couple enjoy heatwave by stripping NAKED on Cornish beach
AS the heatwave continues, nudists have stripped off at British beaches.

As a heatwave shines down on Britain, many are feeling hot and bothered in their clothes.

To stop themselves from overheating, some have head to the beach for a swim in the icy sea.

Some even decide to take things a step further by going skinny dipping.

AT ONE WITH NATURE: Some enjoy stripping off at this Cornwall beach
AT ONE WITH NATURE: Some enjoy stripping off at this Cornwall beach SWNS

Pednevounder is one of the most picturesque nudist hotspots in the UK.

Over the weekend, many Brits paddled in the Cornish waters.

The location, near Penzance, boasts beautiful rock formations.

The cliffs of Treryn Dinas and Logan Rock are among the sights that visitors can take in. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Star

Original publication 2nd July 2018

Posted on NatCorn 6th July 2018

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We bust the myths behind Essex’s main nudist camp
What exactly goes on in a naturist camp?

There’s still a stigma about being naked in public, however forward-thinking you might be.

If you’ve never been to a naturist club, you’ve probably wondered what goes on inside and if there’s anything seedy happening behind the gates.

Naturists clubs don’t tend to advertise what they do, so some people don’t even realise that there are places in Essex where you can go to take your clothes off.

There are two main naturist camps and one of the busiest of those is Oakwood Sun Club which is in between Brentwood and Romford. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: EssexLive

Original publication 23 JUN 2018

Posted on NatCorn 3rd July 2018