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…
“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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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…
With the air temperature hovering around 7 degrees Celsius, a record number of participants arrived in the dark to don red swimming caps supplied by organisers and steel themselves for the event, held annually as part of the Museum of Old and New Art’s (MONA) festival of the bizarre.
The stampede began at 7:42am, with waves of bodies throwing off the towels and heading towards the River Derwent, where a relatively tropical water temperature of around 14C awaited.
In 2017, just over 1,000 people registered for the event, catching out organisers who had factored in a number of no-shows — resulting in too many bums and not enough towels.
This year more than 2,200 signed up, with Dark Mofo learning the lesson of 2017, with plenty of linen on hand this morning at Long Beach, in Sandy Bay. Continued…Read full original article…
For the first time, visitors will be welcomed by naturist islanders in Loch Lomond on Doors Open Day when famous and historic buildings reveal their secrets.
The Scottish Outdoor Club, based on the loch’s Inchmurrin Island is celebrating its 80th anniversary and is offering curious members of the public an opportunity to look around the 11-acre site in an attempt to attract new members.
Teena Gould, the social convener of the club, said the organisation was delighted to be included in the event after being approved last week.
She said: “We are over the moon that a few ramshackle huts in Loch Lomond has joined an illustrious list of cathedrals and city halls that will be open to the public for free.
“At first it was a bit of a pipe dream but when I started to look at the criteria, I was convinced we were suited.
After my inbox was filled with e-mails from men asking me advice and tips for their first time on nude beach I decided to ask one of my male nudist friend to give me a help to write nudist tips for man. Because, you know, I honestly don´t know what it is like to get erection on a beach full of naked people.
Even though I have discussed all of questions and worries that I received on e-mail with my partner and answer to all of them, I really wanted to publish some of the most common questions I get. And I wanted them to be answered by my friend Matijaž from Slovenia. So, I made a little interview with him: Continued…Read full original article…
Naturists come from all political stripes. Liberals, conservatives, middle of the road folks, all enjoy the freedom of nudity once they discover it. Legalized nudity is a goal for many nudists around the world.
What would the world look like if nudity was legalized everywhere?
Well, probably not much different than it looks now.
If nudity was legalized everywhere, it would be up to the property owner to determine whether or not they allowed it. This means that store owners would have the choice to allow naked people in or to kick them out. Nudists wouldn’t be able to just invade Wal-Marts or shopping malls. I imagine there would be a lot of companies that would forbid it. Continued…Read full original article…
If you’re a fan of shedding your clothes, you may be interested to learn that a giant picnic will be held in a public park in Paris to celebrate the inaugural Journée Parisienne du Naturisme (Parisian Day of Naturism). The event will take place on 24 June at the naturist area of the Bois de Vincennes, east of the French capital.
The event is being run by the ANP L’Association des Naturistes de Paris and the plan is that it will be held in future on the last Sunday of June annually. This year, a yoga class will be held at 11.30am followed by the picnic, and the event itself runs from 10am to 6pm. The naturist area at the park opened for two months in 2017, and has re-opened for six months this year, forming part of the city’s “open-minded vision for the use of Parisian public spaces.” The zone is open between 8am and 7.30pm near the park’s bird reserve until October. Continued…Read full original article…
Cada año, en el país en que desconocidos van desnudos a la sauna, se celebra esta competición nudista, llamada Nakukymppi, una carrera con todos sus participantes desnudos, en el municipio de Padasjoki.
Este campeonato es todo un éxito, al menos en cuanto a público, alrededor de 800 personas asisten a la carrera como espectadores cada año. En cuanto a participantes… bueno, poquito a poco, en el año fueron 69 competidores, 105 participantes se unieron al evento en 2016.
Nakukymppi es un evento para todas las personas de mente abierta que estén interesadas en los deportes ligeros en la hermosa naturaleza finlandesa. Continued…Read full original article…
Las instalaciones de Lago abren a las 11h de la mañana y cierran a las 21h. Se trata de un día de libre uso de bañador. Por ello es muy conveniente estar allí desde la apertura para crear un ambiente mayoritario nudista que empuje a los usuarios que vayan entrando a unirse y se aventuren a probar la mejor forma de disfrutar de un día de piscina. La mejor con gran diferencia. Animar a vuestros amigos y familias a participar de esta experiencia, especialmente educativa para los niños y niñas. Sólo está abierta la piscina de abajo ya que el resto se las instalaciones están en obras.
Un año más, ADN celebra el Día Mundial del Naturismo con una jornada nudista en la Piscina de Lago, en la Casa de Campo de Madrid, con metro a la puerta. Lleva el bocadillo, bebida y crema protectora. Continued…Read full original article…
Thousands of Germans take to the beach or the sauna — very public places — without wearing anything. Public nudity isn’t considered indecency, it’s considered culture.
The nudist movement goes by the initials FKK, which stand for Freikörperkultur, or “free body culture.” For Germans, nudity isn’t always sexual, and FKK has a long history, including a brief stint when it was banned by the National Socialists (Nazis) under Adolf Hitler.
Nudism “isn’t really erotic,” Gregor Gysi, president of the European Left party, told Deutsche Welle (DW)’s Rachel Loxton. “I see FKK as a possible counterweight to the ubiquitous sexualization in advertising, but also in society in general.” Continued…Read full original article…
Why Germany’s nudist culture remains refreshing From lakes to saunas and parks: Is Germany’s nudist culture, known as FKK, dying out or still making waves? It’s still strong enough to inspire a change of attitude for Berlin-based expats.
At first glance it seems like a regular beach scene: Children running in and out the water, sandwiches being passed around families and couples sunning themselves.
But on closer inspection most people at Krumme Lanke, a lake in the south west of Berlin have something in common.
They aren’t wearing a scrap of clothing. And it’s a non-event. No one cares and no one is surprised. There’s nothing sexy about it. It’s 25C; it’s a very hot spring day and there’s really no need for clothing if you don’t feel like wearing it. Continued…Read full original article…
This will be only the second time Lulu has attended the life drawing group that meets at the Friend in Hand Pub in Glebe.
Although she had three years of modelling experience in art spaces, there was hesitation when she initially answered a call to pose at the licensed venue.
“I was nervous. I wasn’t sure about where the class would be held,” Lulu said.
“I was curious as to what kind of crowd it would bring and if that would affect my position as a model.
“It’s a vulnerable position enough to be getting naked in front of a group of strangers and presenting yourself in that way, let alone people who have been drinking.” Continued…Read full original article…
There was a time in my life when being naked was normal. My first four years were spent almost entirely in the nude, joined at the hip by my twin sister — her name is Mary Scott, although I call her Sissy. She also calls me that. Sorry for the confusion. The two of us would strip to our birthday suits every time our mom tried to put us in matching outfits. We didn’t mind the matching; it was the suffocating feeling of being clothed that we couldn’t stand.
Growing up in rural Virginia, we played in the creek and the mud, ran through our yard chasing big dogs, sat on our porch eating popsicles, all while being naked. As we got older we wore more clothes, but we never lost sight of the freedom of being naked. We would skinny dip off of our friends’ docks, taking turns stashing each others’ clothes, collapsing in laughter in the frantic search for a cover-up under the revealing light of a full moon.
We got older and more self-conscious, struggling with body image issues, my sister especially, punishing herself for years with a restricted diet and obsessive workouts. It hurt me to see my sister struggle, and naturally, being her identical twin, I struggled to keep up, wanting our bodies to look the same forever. Our latter teenage and college years were riddled with various body issues. After a while, I didn’t like being naked anymore. Continued…Read full original article…
There are countless quirks about humans, but one of the real doozies is that most are confused, divided and downright ditsy when it comes to their own physical nature. To millions, the human body in its natural state is embarrassing, shameful, indecent or undignified. Its exposure provokes hostility, fear, nervous laughter or mockery. It threatens social standing, challenges order, infringes laws and is often punished with a severity bizarrely incommensurate with the offence.
The really odd thing about this is that it’s not generally considered odd at all. The necessity of concealing bits of the human body is taken for granted in precisely the same way that the need to provide animals with trousers isn’t. And they call Pagans irrational and superstitious.
Witches, Druids, and Pagans of many other species tend to be among the minority who don’t buy into humanity’s alienation from its unembellished form, recognizing this to be both symbolic and symptomatic of a desperately unhealthy estrangement from nature. Partly for that reason, as you’re reading this, several thousand Witches and Pagans around the world will be casting their Circles, wearing no more than they wore in the womb. Continued…Read full original article…
Today’s post features Lanie, a professional model from the U.K. who has been gracious enough to allow me to bring her photos here. Today’s topic doesn’t speak about her life or state-of-being, but her photos do evoke some of the mystery and depth of humanity that is the theme of today’s post.
Though I experienced naturism first as a teenager, it never became anything but a rare escape from life’s complexities for the next few decades. Then midlife came and shook up the world as I knew it. I didn’t think so then, but now upon looking back, I’m grateful for this pivotal part of my history. Continued…Read full original article…
The Spanish Naturism Federation lists as many as 10 nudist beaches in the municipality of Lorca, including, rather surprisingly, the Playa de Puntas de Calnegre, which is backed by a row of beachfront restaurants, but in terms of official Town Hall designation it is only as of 1st June 2018 that the first nudist beach in Lorca is officially recognized.
After much deliberation, the beach decided on is Cala Junquera, one of a series of small coves at the foot of the rugged cliffs and rocks which constitute the lower slopes of the mountains of the Loma de Bas. This location provides some spectacular backdrops from Puntas de Calnegre in the north-east, on the boundary with Mazarrón, to Playa Larga, which is very close to the municipality of Águilas in the south-west. Continued…Read full original article…
IRISH nudists plan to kick BUTT this morning for World No Tobacco Day.
Birthday suit buffs, who recently celebrated the awarding of a skinny dip spot, will gather on a beach near Brittas, Co Wicklow, to fight the fag-ends problem.
It comes as the Irish Naturists Association prepares to celebrate Ireland’s first ever flesh-friendly dip site.
Earlier this year, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council agreed to erect public notices at Hawk Cliff in Dalkey, south Co Dublin, warning others about bare-cheeked bathers.
We revealed the move followed law changes which mean naked swimmers are doing nothing illegal. And ahead of the official unveiling of the signs, naturists want to attack the rubbish issue. Continued…Read full original article…
Have you ever wondered how your neighbours really live behind closed doors?
Away from the school events and the church bazaars, you would be quite surprised to find out how they spend their time.
And if you happened to find out that your neighbours were naturists, then you might have to re-evaluate your friendship with them. Or, would you?
Estelle* and Pieter* from Pretoria visited the Scenic Drive to talk to Rian van Heerden and the team about what it really means to follow the clothes-free lifestyle. Continued…Read full original article…
Las vacaciones de verano se han esfumado casi sin que nos demos cuenta. Parece que fue ayer cuando llegábamos a una ciudad costera, abandonábamos las bolsas y maletas en la puerta de un apartamento y corríamos a la playa más cercana. El único requisito para colocar el primer pie fuera del marco de la puerta era haberse puesto antes el bañador.
Hay algunos sitios donde esto último ni siquiera hace falta. Los que prefieren pasearse en cueros por la arena ganan un tiempo precioso: no tienen que preocuparse del traje de baño. Ni del principal, ni de ese secundario que algunas personas llevan para evitar humedades incómodas. Continued…Read full original article…