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Dining unclad de rigeur at Zipolite’s annual nudist festival

‘Once you remove your clothes and experience that freedom, there’s no turning back’

About 100 people left their inhibitions at home and stripped off to dine “au naturel” at the annual nudist festival at Zipolite Beach, Oaxaca, last weekend.

Seated at tables in front of the glistening Pacific Ocean, the diners enjoyed music, each other’s company, the temperate climate and the sound of the waves crashing on the shore, according to a report by the newspaper El Universal.

Nude yoga on the beach at Zipolite.
Nude yoga on the beach at Zipolite.

They barely noticed that almost everyone showed up for the event in their birthday suit, the report said.

“To take one’s clothes off is to leave prejudices behind,” a man identified only as Fabián told El Universal.

Seated next to his wife Sofía at a table shared with two other unclad couples, he said that stripping is to “free oneself” and bid farewell to any stress, problems and worries one might have.

Sofía explained that she and her husband have been active nudists for 12 of the 15 years they’ve been together.

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Source: Mexico News Daily

Original publication 4 February, 2020

Posted on NatCorn 4 weeks ago

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The Joy of Cooking Naked

Despite the occasional splatter burn, nudists say their relationship to eating, at home or in restaurants, is better and healthier without all the clothing.

Karyn McMullen is tired of being asked how she cooks bacon without any clothes on.

It’s one of those jokes people can’t help but make about nudists, and to Ms. McMullen, who has been cooking naked for more than two decades, it shows how misunderstood nudism is. Many people think only about the pitfalls — spattering fat, minor burns — and not the benefits.

A dinner party at Jack Clark’s house in the Lake Como Family Nudist Resort in Lutz, Fla.: from left, Jayson and Karyn McMullen, Mr. Clark and Charlie Herndon
Jason Henry for The New York Times A dinner party at Jack Clark’s house in the Lake Como Family Nudist Resort in Lutz, Fla.: from left, Jayson and Karyn McMullen, Mr. Clark and Charlie Herndon

“Embracing the nudist lifestyle has given me permission to feel my feelings,” she said one morning as she sautéed bell peppers while wearing nothing but a glittery manicure in her home kitchen at the Lake Como Family Nudist Resort in Lutz, about 20 miles north of Tampa. She lives here with her husband, Jayson McMullen.

“But if you want to know the truth,” she added with a resigned sigh, “I buy precooked bacon, and I microwave it on a paper towel.”

The McMullens are two of more than 10 million Americans who identify as nudists, or naturists, according to a 2011 study, the latest available, by the marketing services company Ypartnership and the Harrison Group. Some historians say the modern naturist movement in the West emerged in Europe in the 18th century as a means of promoting health, exposing the body to fresh air and sunlight; others trace its origins to Germany in the 19th century, as an effort to resist industrialization by living simpler and closer to nature.

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Source: New York Times

Original publication 4 February, 2020

Posted on NatCorn 5 weeks ago

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One woman’s experience of a Cornish Veganuary

This month there has been a word that, when uttered, has sparked off a plethora of media attention, marketing and discussion.

No, not Brexit. Veganuary.

One woman's experience of a Cornish Veganuary
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Whether you love it or hate it, a bit like Marmite (which is animal-product free), you cannot deny people are becoming more aware of it.

Officials at Veganuary announced on their Facebook page earlier this month that more than 370,000 people have signed up to try living the Vegan lifestyle.

I too signed up. Who am I? No one in particular. Just a resident of Cornwall trying to do my bit to help climate change – but how easy is it being a vegan in West Cornwall?

Actually, so far, quite easy. In fact, there seems to be so much on offer I felt spoiled for choice.

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Source: This is the westcountry

Original publication 18 January, 2020

Posted on NatCorn 13th February 2020

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Florida nudists: What to cook when clothing is off the menu

For many nudists, providing a good, injury-proof meal is key to enjoying quality time around the dinner table.

When preparing dinner for your family, chances are there are a few things you consider. Cooking times, seasonings and dinner sides — to name a few. One thing you’re probably not thinking about: how to make sure you don’t burn your naked body while cheffing it up in the kitchen.

Such are the risks of being a nudist. Those who subscribe to a nudist lifestyle, not getting seriously injured by hot bubbling liquid while cooking is priority number one.

“Last year, we did a press release on the nudist’s favorite kitchen appliance and it got so much press,” says Jeffrey Baldasarre, a spokesperson for American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR). “It was a slow cooker and the reason why that’s good is because it doesn’t splash anything and it doesn’t burn anything.”

AANR has been around for more than 88 years and has family-friendly beaches, clubhouses, resorts and hotels in states like Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee. There are also global outlets in Canada, Mexico and Europe.

The organization was formed in 1931 and has touted and defended “the benefits of wholesome nude family recreation” since then.

For most “textiles,” which is the word used to denote those who prefer to walk around clothed versus nudists, the idea of dining au natural might seem unappealing.. And while dining and cooking in the nude may not be for you, there are some favorite cooking techniques and recipes among nudists that work in every kitchen.

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Source: Herald Tribune

Original publication 17 October 2019

Posted on NatCorn 25th October 2019

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