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Nudity in pool locker rooms: natural or offensive?
Roland Bérard has been using Brossard’s indoor pool for 30 years.

It never occurred to the 67-year-old healing facilitator and former engineer that it was inappropriate to take all his clothes off in the locker room to shower and change.

But the South Shore municipality informed swimmers in its November newsletter that nudity is forbidden in changing rooms.

“I’m all for respect," says Roland Bérard, pictured outside the complex that houses the Antoine-Brossard pool, "but when I’m taking my shower, I don’t want to wear my bathing suit.”John Mahoney / Montreal Gazette
“I’m all for respect,” says Roland Bérard, pictured outside the complex that houses the Antoine-Brossard pool, “but when I’m taking my shower, I don’t want to wear my bathing suit.”

“The city would like to remind users of the public pools that in the changing rooms, they must be clothed, covered up or use the cubicles or toilets,” aquatic supervisor Dominique Lavigne wrote in an email to Bérard after he sent a query about the new rules.

Locker-room etiquette will get even more complicated two years from now, when Brossard opens a new aquatic centre with a universal changing room, rather than separate ones for men and women. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Montreal Gazette

2 days ago

Keep Calm and Stay Naked
It’s that time of year again when naturists/nudists go into a bit of hibernation of sorts. I have blogged previously about my experiences and tips for surviving as a naturist through the long Canadian winter (Check them out here and here if you like) and have not yet thought of anything of value to add on the subject.

With nothing of value to add to the surviving the winter naked conversation, I decide to start a different post than my usual “naturist experience” based ones, with the topic of current state of naturism as I saw it and the underlying politics and problems holding us back. But ultimately if got a little depressing and I could not remember what I thought would be the benefit of my rambling complaints.

Rather than focus on the ridiculous state of affairs at the International NaturistFederation or the sad (but totally understandable) announcement from YoungNaturists/Nudists of America that they are winding down all YNA operations, and don’t get me started on the many so called Twitter naturists who are really just porno addicted, dick pic sending perverts. This paragraph alone should show you how sad that post would have been
Instead I wanted to talk about the positive things going on and in the world of Naturism. There is plenty going on that give me hope that being a naturist is getting better and easier than even a few years ago. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nude in Canada

2 weeks ago

Winter Naturism

Well, it’s that time of year once again! For us up in the northern hemisphere we’re already feeling the bitter snow in the west, and fall like temps to the east (Canada).

Does this mean it’s time to do like the bears and hibernate in the warmth of our home? Of course not! Sure, many of us rather the summer like temps such as us to be able to spend the whole day outdoors being natural. There are many things you can do to enjoy winter a little more by taking these ideas into consideration. Check to see if your local Naturist federation or club has indoor activities! Yes, some federations and clubs do offer winter recreation. For instance, here in Quebec/Ontario there is the Federation of Canadian Naturists, Federation of Quebec Naturists and the Ottawa Naturists. Events and activities vary, however, they offer similar things. Swimming, Spa, exercise gym, badminton, Tennis, Christmas and or New Years Dinner or parties, etc! If you give your local federation(s) or club(s) a try to enjoy it, please support them by becoming a member. This enables them to use the money for future events! Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Naturist Page

3 weeks ago

1,000 families project: naked among the oak trees—a mom of two embraces naturism
In this family, mom practises naturism and enjoys hanging out in the nude with her two naked little cherubs. Dad? He’d rather keep his clothes on.

Never had I imagined I would become a naturist overnight. But after visiting Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park in East Gwilliumbury, Ontario, that is exactly what happened.

I moved to the area six short years ago, and must have passed the highway sign more than a hundred times. Each time I thought, “‘I wonder what it’s like, I wish I had the nerve to bare it all in public.”

Naturism—for those who don’t know—is the practice and advocacy of personal and social nudity. I would soon find out there are different degrees of being a naturist. Some people are recreational naturists, and others refer to it as a lifestyle based on personal, family and/or social nudism.

Here is how naturism found me. I had been passing that naturism highway sign for nearly two years until I realized that the only thing stopping me from following my curiosity was a thin layer of cotton fabric on a hot summer day. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The New Family

4 weeks ago

When looking for new naturist friends

It’s not all that easy when it comes to finding like-minded peers in Montreal to be able to consider as friends when it comes to the Naturist lifestyle. The reason for this maybe more me, however, this same fear or anxiety that I have might be shared with others having this same concern.

I have been in the chatrooms, meetup groups, searching Facebook groups to find people who I can relate with — with no real success. Don’t get me wrong, I have found many friends online who I can relate with. the only problem is, they live very far away. I have trusted Naturist friends in the USA, Europe, Australia, Canada, etc. Just none close enough to the Montreal region. I use to have two good Naturist friends. (Alex and Jean) I now just have Jean, since Alex has retired and has been traveling across the USA and Canada now with his new partner Betty. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Naturist Page

4 weeks ago

The naturist talks: Nicole from Canada
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 Nicole, 48 years young from Canada Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naked Wanderings

4 weeks ago

Skinny-dipping in the Adirondacks

The Adirondacks are great for hiking and kayaking, but even relaxing by a creek may turn out very special there, as it happened to us at the so-called Potholers on the East Canada Creek. One of the reasons was that it was secluded enough to have the spot to ourselves most of the time, so we stayed comfortably naked.

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Upstream from where we stayed, the creek was deep enough for swimming.

Downstream were the rocks, flat and comfortable – you can’t ask for a better way of relaxation than chilling outdoors with the sound of running water. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Active Naturists

18th October 2017

Love your body
Introduction
What if, after celebrating the New Year, we showed ourselves some kindness and appreciated who we are right now? Nine inspiring Torontonians bare all and describe their journeys to self-love

Every January, the headlines at newsstands are pathetically predictable. “New year, new you! Lose weight! Diet! Change your life!” It’s enough body shaming to make even the most confident among us feel insecure. We’re led to believe that the only thing holding us back from having a better year is sheer willpower – and those last five pounds.

Mother and voice-over actor, Heidi HawkinsTanja-Tiziana
Mother and voice-over actor, Heidi Hawkins

But what if we were told something different? What if we showed ourselves some kindness and appreciated who we are right now?

It’s with those questions in mind that NOW created the Love Your Body issue. For the last three years, we’ve featured dozens of inspiring Torontonians willing to bare all to help promote body positivity. These individuals are beautiful and diverse – in size, shape, race, age, ability and gender – with stories that touch on tragedy, transformation, reclamation, love and, most of all, acceptance. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Now Toronto

21 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

Do naturists have the right idea raising kids around social nudity?
A study shows those who spend time naked or partially naked around others like their bodies more, regard themselves more positively and are more satisfied with life.

Growing up, Andrea Budzey’s only notion of being naked in a social setting was through hearing about so-called nudist colonies.

But after passing the sign for Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park on Highway 404 near East Gwillimbury, Ont. for years, she had grown curious.

Andrea Budzey made her first foray into social nudity at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park in East Gwillimbury, Ont. when her first child, pictured here, was just 5 months old. Research shows that people who spend time nude or partially nude around other people like their bodies more, regard themselves more positively overall and are more satisfied with life overall.
Andrea Budzey made her first foray into social nudity at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park in East Gwillimbury, Ont. when her first child, pictured here, was just 5 months old. Research shows that people who spend time nude or partially nude around other people like their bodies more, regard themselves more positively overall and are more satisfied with life overall.

“I found out that naturist meant nudist, because I was unfamiliar with the term. And then I was just blown away knowing that it was actually close to where I lived,” she says.

A new mom, Budzey decided that a visit to Bare Oaks should go on her bucket list. So on one beautiful summer day when the weather was just right, she packed up her then five-month-old son and made the trip.

“I loved it. I was hooked. I met a wonderful couple with kids. Everyone seemed very friendly. I went swimming with my son.” Cont…Read full original article…

Source: The Star

09 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

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Nudist parents want to let it all hang out at home

Dear Miss Lonelyhearts: My husband and I have been nudists for 26 years, and raised our son in a nudist home. As dedicated nudists we have always gone completely naked everywhere around our home all the time, except when our son has friends over.

Our son is now 21 and has had a girlfriend for just over six months who is not aware we are nudists. Now she is staying over two-to-three nights a week and we are still having to get dressed for her visits. She is shy.

Miss Lonelyhearts - Advice ColumnistWinnipeg Free Press
Miss Lonelyhearts – Advice Columnist

Also, with our son, we don’t want to cause any issues that may result in him moving out before being able to save up enough money to afford a home. …Read full original article…

Source: The Winnipeg Free Press

19 August, 2017, 6:30 pm

Canadá un país con historia naturista

Canadá resulta resulta ser históricamente uno de los países más importantes en la lucha de la promoción y defensa del naturismo. Existen muchos lugares donde ya forma una manera de vivir totalmente normalizada.

Según la legislación canadiense, el desnudo en lugares públicos, o en lugares privados donde puedan ser vistos por terceros, es considerado delito de “ ofensa pública. “ Sin embargo, esta “ofensa” no está penada en conductas tales como bañarse o tomar sol desnudo en algunas playas públicas dónde las autoridades locales han aceptado la vestimenta opcional el conocido “Clothes Free”

En Canadá se ha producido una tendencia a la proliferación de numerosos Clubes y Asociaciones privadas, cercanas a las ciudades, que están reconocidos y controlados por las dos Federaciones Canadienses : FCN –( Federación de Naturismo Canadiense) y FQN – (Federación Quebecoise de Naturisme). …Read full original article…

Source: C.P.N.L. – Promoción Naturista

17 August, 2017, 7:10 pm

Le naturisme sous toutes ses coutures

Pour certains, la nudité est synonyme d’intimité et de chambre à coucher. Pour d’autres, elle s’expose à la plage, dans un cours de yoga, lors d’une partie de volleyball, à la piscine ou dans la nature. Incursion dans le monde des naturistes.

Jeunes ou vieux, gros ou minces, beaux ou moins beaux, tous les corps sont accueillis chez les naturistes. Cette ouverture d’esprit est l’une des grandes forces du naturisme, selon Michel Vaïs, fondateur de la Fédération québécoise de naturisme (FQN), née il y a 40 ans, le 13 juillet 1977.

Plusieurs naturistes croient que leur pratique a le pouvoir d'effacer certaines barrières entre les humains.PHOOT ARCHIVES LA PRESSE CANADIENNE
Plusieurs naturistes croient que leur pratique a le pouvoir d’effacer certaines barrières entre les humains.

Tunisien d’origine, il a été initié au naturisme par une amoureuse qui avait l’habitude de prendre du soleil nue sur son balcon, comme l’avait fait sa mère toute sa vie. À ses débuts, il dit avoir pratiqué le « nudisme à la sauvette » dans des endroits isolés. « Ensuite, j’ai compris que d’autres personnes faisaient la même chose et qu’elles n’avaient pas l’air de chercher des aventures sexuelles, explique-t-il. J’ai alors découvert le naturisme, qui implique le respect de son corps et de celui d’autrui dans la nature. » Read full original article…

Source: La Presse, Canada

10 August, 2017, 4:50 pm

The vocal coach of star AC is become a follower of naturism
news of Richard Cross

The former vocal coach of the Star Ac’ now spends most of his time singing completely naked in the forest!!!

Here is a little piece of time that we had not reviewed Richard Cross. The vocal coach of the Star Ac’ has disappeared from the screens to continue his trade and his passion in the shade. In 2013, there was revenue in the light to reveal that he was suffering from aids. “I’ve been contaminated, probably in 1979, I understood it to 1983, he explained in a Boy’s Magazine last January. And then, for nearly ten years, I managed alone my disease. I did not speak to anyone. “

After years of suffering and having thought the worst, Richard Cross has slowly relearned to live, thanks to the triple therapy. Today, the old soprano looks so much better and it shows. Last night, he even made a reappearance in the JT of 20 hours of TF1 in the context of a subject devoted to naturism ! Read full original article…

Source: The Quebec Times

9 August, 2017, 6:40 pm

Toronto loses more than a sunbathing spot whenever Hanlan’s Point Beach closes
Reopened after high water levels forced the clothing-optional beach to shut for three months, Hanlan’s is a rare public space that encourages body positivity

Before Shane Hollon visited Hanlan’s Point for the first time in 2013 he had no idea Toronto had a clothing optional beach.

On the recommendation of a straight couple, he and his boyfriend (now husband) made the trek to strip down. Hanlan’s was his first time exploring naturism – going nude in a social setting, usually outdoors – and while he doesn’t consider himself a full-time nudist, the beach became a special space of acceptance and body positivity.

“As soon as we stepped foot on the dunes and saw the naked bodies in various states of repose we knew we were home,” says Hollon, a Toronto-based performer and activist union member. “Undressing in front of strangers can be intimidating the first time. Here, where it was encouraged but not enforced, we didn’t feel any shame.”

Hanlan's Point BeachSamuel Engelking
Hanlan’s Point Beach

This summer, prospective beach-goers to Hanlan’s Point were heartbroken by extensive flooding that left swathes of Toronto Island Park submerged for most of the summer. Read full original article…

Source: Now Toronto

8 August, 2017, 2:45 pm