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Nude swimming sessions are still going strong in Chester after 43 years
The sessions at Northgate Arena have been held since 1976

Each Saturday evening, around 50 people meet for a swim at Chester's Northgate Arena. It's a group made up of members of various ages, and it's a great chance for all of them to socialise, keep fit and have a good catch up. Nothing unusual about that, you might think. But actually, there's just one thing that's different about these swimming sessions as opposed to regular ones. All the swimmers are completely naked
Nude swimming sessions are held at Northgate Arena by Wirral Naturist Club
Nude swimming sessions are held at Northgate Arena by Wirral Naturist Club

They're members of the Wirral Naturist Club, which has been holding regular sessions at the Northgate Arena almost every week since 1976. Member Rod Burkey explained more about the club, which was founded on the principles of 'family naturism' and consists mainly of couples and families with some singles making up the membership. "We have members of all ages, backgrounds shapes and sizes," he said. "We're a friendly group, who enjoy socialising and keeping fit – although you may very well find that there is more talking than exercising! "Our swims are open to all ages and we are happy to attract and welcome anyone who wants to give naturism a try. Prospective members have to fill out a form and attend three swim sessions before being able to become members which gives all involved a fair chance to find out if they wish to continue," explains Rod. And if you haven't tried Naturism before, Rod insists there is no need to be embarrassed - it is 'a most pleasurable experience'. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: ChesireLive

Original publication 16 MAR 2019

Posted on NatCorn 18th March 2019

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And the Bride Wore, Um, Nothing (the Groom, Too)

When Carolyn Hawkins, 75, officiates at weddings, sometimes she dresses up and sometimes she dresses down. Way down. Like not at all.

Ms. Hawkins is a nudist. She has been a nudist for 38 years. Last year, she performed five nude weddings.

“The bride and groom are usually naked if they want to have a nude wedding, and sometimes they ask me to be. Sometimes I just wear a cover-up,” said Ms. Hawkins who has officiated at nearly 20 nude weddings, typically one or two each year, since the early 1990s. “I do whatever they want me to do.”

Jack Seay, 64, and Colleen Gordon, 66, married July 23, 2016 at Wildwood Naturist’s Resort, a 118-acre clothing-free facility, in Decatur, Tex.
Jack Seay, 64, and Colleen Gordon, 66, married July 23, 2016 at Wildwood Naturist’s Resort, a 118-acre clothing-free facility, in Decatur, Tex.

There are 31,000 registered nudists in the United States, according to Ms. Hawkins who is also the director of club relations for the American Association for Nude Recreation. She resides in Kissimmee, Fla., at Cypress Cove Nudist Resort, a 300-acre facility with hotel rooms, apartments, campgrounds, restaurants and a clubhouse, where she marries couples.

“Usually they’re in their late 20s, 30s, 40s,” Ms. Hawkins said. “One couple I had last year was 62. They had been together for quite sometime and weren’t really planning on getting married. One day they approached me, ‘Hey if we get our marriage license, would you marry us?’” She did.

Couples who opt for clothing-optional weddings are often nudists, but not always. Some brides and grooms have other motivations. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: New York Times

Original publication Feb. 13, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 19th February 2019

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A Lighter Look At Life: Stripped bare… the naked truth about naturism
Yes, I peeled off for the convention – and spent the weekend shunning those individuals considerably bigger in the trouser department

Surprised, frankly, by the number of intellectuals at Saturday’s gathering of Young British Naturists (YBN). Doctors, solicitors, civil servants and IT specialists let it all hang out at the Midlands homage to “body confidence”.

They believe nudism is socialism in its purest form: only by shedding designer clothes and expensive bling can we be free from judging individuals by their chattels and accoutrements. In the buff, we’re all equal, claim naturists.

So why are there no nude photographs of Lenin?

Mike working hard to bring you the nudes, sorry, news
Mike working hard to bring you the nudes, sorry, news

As a philosophy, it’s deeply flawed. Yes, I peeled off for the convention – and spent the weekend shunning those individuals considerably bigger in the trouser department.

Rip away the trappings of wealth and mankind simply finds other things to be envious about.

One teacher asked during the flesh-fest at Erdington’s Clover Spa: “Have you read Marx?”

“Yes,” I admitted. “I think it’s the wicker furniture.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Hinckley Times

Original publication 2 APR 2014

Posted on NatCorn 26th January 2019

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Eating Nude: Why Naked Restaurants Are Not Good Business…Yet

For a while it seemed that naked dining was going to be the next big food thing in cosmopolitan cities of the world. The opening with great fanfare of several nudist restaurants that attracted global media attention seemed to be the harbinger of a new taste for ‘food in the nude.’

Diners eat in the nude at the closing nudist restaurant 'O'naturel' in Paris
Diners eat in the nude at the closing nudist restaurant ‘O’naturel’ in Paris Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP/Getty Images

One-time events at clubs, bars, cruises and private celebrations linking eating and drinking with nakedness have popped up over the years, drawing their share of media coverage. But when twin brothers Stéphane and Mike Saada inaugurated the O’naturel restaurant in Paris in November, 2017, they seemed to have tapped an opportunity in the naturism market.

“We’re in the heart of Paris and we’re eating naked,” Yves Leclerc, president of the French Naturist Federation, told The Local at the time. “It’s a little surreal. It’s like when we’re on holiday, but even better.” He lamented that “at home, I have to put my clothes on to go to a restaurant.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Forbes

Original publication Jan 13, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 20th January 2019

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Inside Bristol’s first ever naked dining event
The last chunk of bread sits abandoned in the middle of the table – we may be naked but good old British dining etiquette still applies.

It’s not often I find myself completely starkers by the arches on a Tuesday evening, but surrounded by people all similarly unclothed with the tantalising scent of wood-fired pizza wafting in the air, it’s starting to feel like there could be far worse places to be.

Wind back about 15 minutes and the situation was a whole lot more uncomfortable.

Tentatively, I crept inside Flour & Ash for Bristol’s inaugural Dine Naked event to be met by a room filled predominantly with men, sipping from champagne flutes and making polite small talk.

Only the polythene bags ready for clothes to be deposited in set the scene apart from any normal post-work do.

Fighting a strong urge to turn and flee, I did what any self-respecting English woman would do and made a beeline for the bar. Complimentary glass of bubbly in hand, I scan the room for a friendly face and soon strike up a conversation with a nearby man.

He has travelled over from South Wales specially for the occasion and is something of a seasoned naturist as talk soon turns to traffic. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: B24/7

Original publication Feb 21, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 19th January 2019

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Oxford’s Tap Social invites diners to eat food in the nude
DINERS are being as to eat their food in the nude as the latest pop-up event to hit Oxford.

People are being invited to throw away their inhibitions, along with their clothes, for a four course meal.

The one-night-only ‘naked feast’ is being hosted by Tap Social in partnership with naturist group ‘Dine Naked Oxford’ and Native Feasts.

The brewery in Botley, Oxford, was approached by the group from British Naturism as the place to host their first event.

Organisers said: “We were approached by a naturist group ‘Dine Naked Oxford’, whilst doing some festive catering at the brewery in December who were looking to host their first event. We thought it too mad an idea to turn down.”

Dine Naked Oxford says its main goal is to ‘provide naked dining experiences in and around Oxford to promote healthy body image.

It adds that the event will provide you with your first taste of ‘culinary naturism’ in Oxford. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Oxford Mail

Original publication 12th January 2019

Posted on NatCorn 17th January 2019

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Hundreds of competitors prepare to bare all for glory at annual Maslin Beach Nude Games
While hundreds of people strip off at Australia’s oldest nudist beach this weekend for the annual Maslin Beach Nude Games, a nude aficionado has said Australia’s naked history comes from much more than fleshy frivolity.

Key points:

  • The nude games will be held at Maslin Beach in South Australia
  • Hundreds of nudists will compete in a range of events, including the best bum competition
  • A nudist historian says nudism in Australia was influenced by German settlers

Instead, keen nudist historian and editor of Australia’s nudist magazine “TAN” Stuart Whelan said Australia’s fondness for nude beaches stemmed from war and German settlement.

Australian troops once used nudism to mollify “putrid, humid” conditions in the Pacific, he said.

“During the World War [II] the soldiers often bathed and swam naked,” Mr Whelan said.

“A new generation came back with this experience which they wanted to try and emulate here.”

Organisers say the event brings the whole nudist community together.
Organisers say the event brings the whole nudist community together. DAVID PILLAR

Mr Whelan said the affinity with nude swimming was “reinforced by European migration”, especially German settlers who saw nudism as more normal.

“They brought those ideas and wanted to experience them in their new country and that was the start of the [nudism] movement in Australia.”

The large migration of Germans to South Australia likely influenced the creation of some of the country’s oldest nudist clubs.

“I’m sure that was one of the things that made the establishment of the earlier clubs a lot easier,” Mr Whelan said.

“It was something wanted by the German community.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: abc

Original publication 11 January 2019

Posted on NatCorn 15th January 2019

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Oaxaca nudist festival expected to attract 4,000
Nude yoga, beach volleyball au naturel among events at Zipolite’s annual festival

Zipolite beach in Oaxaca is always popular among people who like to spend time on the beach unclothed, but never more so than during its International Nudist Festival.

More than 4,000 participants are expected to celebrate the festival’s fourth edition from February 1 to 3, when activities will include nude yoga, beach volleyball au naturel, unclad obstacle courses and body painting.

In the buff at Zipolite beach.
In the buff at Zipolite beach.

Sami Pineda, mayor of the municipality of San Pedro Pochutla, said local authorities are in favor of promoting the event because of the boost to the local economy.

The mayor said that since it began the festival has been considered one of the best by the international nudist community and attracts visitors from all over the globe. This year, she has asked the federal government for organizational help and assistance with security.

Juan Marcos Castañeda Jair, president of the Zipolite Nudist Federation, clarified that nudism is not sex or swapping partners but freedom, contact with nature, acceptance without giving undue importance to one’s physical characteristics and having fun with friends and family. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Mexico News Daily

Original publication January 11, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 14th January 2019

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BIT NIPPY! Mass skinny dip in the freezing North Sea as hundreds strip off to welcome the first day of autumn
This morning [23 September 2018] six hundred naked swimmers stormed into the sea off the coast of Druridge Bay, Northumberland

HUNDREDS of skinny dippers ran into the North Sea to celebrate the arrival of the Autumn Equinox this morning.

600 people ditched their clothes and charged into chilly waters at sunrise as part of the North East Skinny Dip.

Some of the in the buff bunch held hands as they raced into the briny off the coast of Druridge Bay, Northumberland.

The naked horde fully embraced the freeing experience by splashing and paddling in the cold water.

Hundreds of skinny dippers charged into the North Sea this morning
Hundreds of skinny dippers charged into the North Sea this morning

Before taking the nude plunge, dippers were wowed by a female fire dancer and a percussion band as they gathered on the beach.

There were camp fires glowing as the growing crowd got ready to whip their kit off.

Before they stormed into the sea they were treated to fire dance on the beach
Before they stormed into the sea they were treated to fire dance on the beach

Jax Higginson organises the annual event, which is now in its seventh year, to raise money for Mind.

Artist Jax, who joined the nude crowd as they ran into the sea, has so far raised over £30,000 for the mental health charity.

The event is entering its seventh year and has seen a steady growth in numbers
The event is entering its seventh year and has seen a steady growth in numbers

Jax, from Sunderland, said: “It was really cold and really wild.

“We had at least 600 skinny-dippers taking part this year – 200 more people than we did last year.

“I have never ran into the sea with 600 people before, it was a first for me. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Sun

Original publication 23rd September 2018

Posted on NatCorn 9th October 2018

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Dining au naturel in Dublin

Dublin has now joined the list of other major cities such as London, Paris, Sydney, Melbourne and Tokyo to embrace naked dining. Irish Naturists in association with The House of Salads restaurant in Portobello combined forces for this maiden experience.

When this was first surfaced a year ago with talks of 45,000 people on the waiting list in London, talk did turn more locally and the question was raised: could such an idea work in Ireland?

After attending the INA supported premiere, I can confirm that the answer is a resounding “Yes !”

For the inaugural event which was restricted to members of Irish Naturist Association, demand far outstripped capacity and the event was sold out 6 weeks in advance. So what was it like I hear you say? Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Irish Naturist Blog

Original publication SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 29th September 2018

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The after hours swimming club where everyone gets naked
Blinds have to be drawn, windows are blacked out and you have to sign in at the entrance

Every fortnight Plympton Pool hosts a rather special event for one of the city’s more unusual organisations.

On the surface ‘Plymouth Sun Club’ sounds fairly nondescript, you might be inclined to believe it’s a group of sun chasers desperate to sunbathe in spite of our mostly cloudy and unpredictable weather.

Perhaps they’re massive fans of right wing tabloid journalism and cheap coupon holidays? (Thankfully not)

In reality Plymouth Sun Club is a group of people who like to get naked.

Two club members baring all
Two club members baring all Erin Black

This starkers society started life as the ‘Sunwest Club’ but folded in the late 1990s. In 2012 a man reinstated the group after finding there was nowhere in the city for naturists to meet up and practise their hobby.

The Sun Club as we know it today has been running since its inaugural event in April 2013 and has around 30 members.

Understandably some constituents of the group like to keep their pastime private.

This is probably because the nudist lifestyle is still the butt (sorry) of jokes and judgement, despite, shock horror , the fact we’re all naked underneath our clothes. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: PlymouthLive

Original publication 24 SEP 2018

Posted on NatCorn 26th September 2018

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Eastbourne nudists organise naturist trip to the Towner Art Gallery
Baring all for a quick skinny dip is something many have experienced, but how would you feel walking around an art gallery in the nude? A group of local naturists recently did just that because, while many find nudity awkward, naturists feel that being naked is natural, comfortable and helps them to better enjoy their surroundings.

Philip Baker, of Eastbourne Naturist Swim Club, explained, “Naturism is about using the largest sense organ of the body – that is the skin – in addition to our other senses to fully engage with the natural world.”

Philip and a group of like-minded people recently enjoyed a trip around Eastbourne’s Towner Gallery without wearing any clothes. Members of Eastbourne Naturist Swim Club worked with national organisation British Naturism (BN) to organise and promote the gallery trip. They approached the Towner team with the idea and were delighted with the ‘immediately welcoming’ and non-judgemental response they received. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Eastbourne Herald

Original publication 28 August 2018

Posted on NatCorn 19th September 2018

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Nude paintings removed from cathedral art display after complaints of ‘distress’
A SERIES of nude paintings have been removed from a cathedral’s art exhibition after they “distressed” visitors and worshippers.

The four acrylic canvas works by local artist Joe Greenwood were on display at Portsmouth’s Anglican cathedral as part of a summer show by the Portsmouth and Hampshire Art Society (PHAS).

But a cathedral spokesman said that a number of visitors complained about the paintings, leading to the decision to remove them.

Artist Joe Greenwood with two of his nude paintings
Artist Joe Greenwood with two of his nude paintings Portsmouth News/Solent News

The Diocese of Portsmouth spokesman said: “Portsmouth Cathedral aims to be a space open to everybody.

“Whenever a public exhibition takes place in a church it is important to weigh up how it relates to our main purpose of being a place for prayer, reflection and worship. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Express

Original publication Aug 3, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 2nd September 2018

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Facebook rejects Montreal museum’s ad over Picasso nude
A Canadian museum whose ads featuring Picasso nudes were rejected by Facebook says it is pleased the social media giant is reviewing its nudity policy.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts online ad for its big summer exhibit was blocked because it showed abstract breasts painted by the modern master.

The museum eventually had to reach out directly to Facebook in order to get the posts authorised.

Picasso paintings rejected by Facebook's algorithm
Picasso paintings rejected by Facebook’s algorithm MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

The painting used “wasn’t shocking”, said museum spokeswoman Pascale Chasse.

In fact, Pablo Picasso’s Femmes à la toilette was the one of the main promotional press images for the show, which looks at the influence of African art on Picasso and the artist’s subsequent impact on contemporary African artists.

It was being used in print and television ads and on the main banner hanging outside the museum in downtown Montreal. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: BBC

Original publication 3 August 2018

Posted on NatCorn 1st September 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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A semi-secret nudist colony in North Van is having an open house tomorrow

On Saturday July 7th, 2018th the VanTan Nudist Club will be holding an open house.

If you’ve never heard of them before, you’re not alone. The club operates quietly, despite being the oldest club of their kind in all of Canada.

VanTan is conveniently tucked away on the North Shore
VanTan is conveniently tucked away on the North Shore

They describe themselves as a “family friendly naturist club” and are affiliated with the American Association of Nude Recreation.

The reason for the open house is that the club is seeking new members. As a sort-of-co-op they’re actually owned by their members.

As you would expect they operate off the grid on a 3 hectare property, complete with composting toilets and solar power. A wood fired sauna awaits your nakedness. Heck, there’s probably naked people in it right now as you read this. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Vancouver is Awesome

Original publication July 6, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 22nd 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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La carrera nudista “Nakukymppi” de Finlandia

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…

Source: Info Nudismo

Original publication 12/06/2018

Posted on NatCorn 20th June 2018