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Creator of body positive Instagram feed filled with snaps of NAKED hikers enjoying the great outdoors claims it’s been ‘shadow banned’ by social media giant

  • Naturist Brendan Jones, 27, has slammed Instagram after account was shut down
  • Get Naked Australia feed features nude hikers of all shapes, ages and sizes
  • Healthcare worker, from Sydney, says images do not sexualise bodies
  • Claims the feed is no longer searchable for anyone other than existing followers

The man behind a body positive Instagram account that encourages followers to share naked snaps of themselves enjoying the great outdoors says it’s been ‘shadow banned’ by the network.

Instaban: Brendan Jones, 27, from Sydney, reveals his viral body confidence Instagram account could be forced to close after their hashtag was banned for inappropriate contentCarters News Agency
Instaban: Brendan Jones, 27, from Sydney, reveals his viral body confidence Instagram account could be forced to close after their hashtag was banned for inappropriate content

Brendan Jones, 27, from Sydney, launched his Get Naked Australia feed in June 2016, and has built up a 222K following with his snaps of nude hikers of all ages, shapes and sizes, posing against an array of picturesque backdrops.

But now Brendan says the account has been flagged as potentially inappropriate by Instagram, which he says has ‘shadow banned’ the feed – meaning no one who doesn’t already follow Get Naked Australia would be able to find it by searching. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mail

Original publication 18 April 2018

Posted on NatCorn 2 days ago

The Naked Professor: Meet the man posting nude photos to encourage people to live a better life
It all started with a lack of sexual fulfilment and a growing interest in personal development

When trying to encourage positive change in the world, it can be hard to make your voice heard and stand out, no matter how noble the cause.

But one man found a unique solution: strip off and pose for pictures.

Alin Ostafe

Meet The Naked Professor, an Instagram account and blog dedicated to encouraging people – and men in particular – to become more connected to themselves, free their minds, reveal their true selves and be proud of who they are. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Independent

Original publication Thursday 12 April 2018

Posted on NatCorn 3 days ago

Naked Utopia: how England’s first nudists imagined the future

The naked body is as old as humanity. But nudism as a social form, organised into clubs and societies, only came of age in England in the 1920s. Its practitioners were from a range of backgrounds and included those with interests in “physical culture” (today we would refer to this as body building and beauty contests). Many were interested in natural health, including vegetarian and raw food diets, and new exercise regimes from hiking to yoga.

‘Sun worship’. Health and Efficiency magazine, 1935.H&E naturist magazine/Hawk Editorial Ltd.
‘Sun worship’. Health and Efficiency magazine, 1935.

Nudism was particularly embraced by artists and intellectuals as part of a wider set of progressive practices associated with free thought. Many were internationalists inspired by longer standing German nudist traditions, which were far more popular and organised on a larger scale than English efforts. They understood disrobing to be part of a wider ideal of physical, mental and spiritual liberation. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Conversation

Original publication April 9, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 2 weeks ago

Mother defends sharing bath with 10 and 11-year-old sons

A mother who shares baths with her 10 and 11-year-old sons is at risk of “confusing” her boys, a life coach has said.

Ben Edwards, who is a father himself, appeared on British breakfast programme This Morning to debate the issue of nudity in front of your children, and said that, as boys approach puberty, they “tend to fantasise about their mother”.

Journalist Lauren Libbert explained that she was naked in front of her sons and they bathed together often.This Morning
Journalist Lauren Libbert explained that she was naked in front of her sons and they bathed together often.

His comments came after journalist Lauren Libbert said she continues to bathe with her sons even though they are 10 and 11 – something she said is a “normal” and “enjoyable” part of their family routine, the Daily Mail reported.

Mother-of-three Holly Willoughby suggested Ben was “over-sexualising” the matter, but viewers watching at home appeared to agree with his point of view – tweeting that the mother-of-two’s decision to be openly naked in front of her children was “weird” and “not normal”. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: New Zealand Herald

Original publication 28 Mar, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 3 weeks ago

BBC star Victoria Derbyshire reveals she walks around naked at home – and her sons, 13 and 11, ‘don’t bat an eyelid’
The 49-year-old presenter revealed her attitudes towards nudity when speaking about taking part in the up-and-coming ITV show The Real Full Monty: Ladies’ Night

TV presenter Victoria Derbyshire revealed she happily walks around the house in front of her sons in the nude – and the boys, 11 and 13, “don’t bat an eyelid”.

The body confident BBC host had a right-side mastectomy and reconstruction on her breast after she was diagnosed with stage 2 lobular breast cancer in 2015.

Victoria Derbyshire is taking part in the up-and-coming ITV show The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night
Victoria Derbyshire is taking part in the up-and-coming ITV show The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night

But despite the surgery, Victoria maintains that, in her home, nudity isn’t a big deal.

Victoria, 49, will join a number of other celebrities and TV personalities for the ITV show The Real Full Monty: Ladies’ Night, which will see the stars disrobe like in the famous film.

The Lancashire presenter said: “It’s not just nudity for the sake of it, or for looking glamorous. It’s nudity for a purpose – to say this is what can happen when you get a diagnosis of breast cancer. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Sun

Original publication 20th March 2018

Posted on NatCorn 21st March 2018

Naked Britain: Fashion photographer to open naturism exhibition
Fashion photographer Amelia Allen took off her clothes to document naturism in Britain. As an exhibition of her work opens in Edinburgh, she talks about how the project changed the way she felt about her body

How did you come up with the idea for this project?

My inspiration for the book Naked Britain came from an image taken by Magnum photographer Elliot Erwitt from 1968 of a naturist couple in Kent. I first saw his exhibition in New York when I was 16 before studying his work in photography at A level. I often photographed my friends naked and loved that the images where people appeared most vulnerable and raw were the most beautiful and honest. This triggered an interest in a community where people were naked all the time and I researched naturism to see if this existed in the modern day and particularly in Britain where our attitudes to nudity seem slightly dated.

An image from Amelia Allen's book Naked Britain
An image from Amelia Allen’s book Naked Britain

Being a fashion photographer means that I have spent the majority of my career photographing conventionally beautiful and aesthetically pleasing models who are used to display clothes. Everything surrounding this is, of course, to do with body image and having to look a certain way to fit a specific societal construct of what is seen as beautiful. Growing up today, through such a politically dynamic time, where women’s rights are a huge issue, I wanted to create a project that took liberation and freedom of body image into the limelight. I wanted to photograph a community that represented equality in body image, appearance, sexuality and gender.

As the project progressed I was fascinated by the fact that one week I was shooting London fashion week runway shows, and just 20 miles away was an entirely naked community, lounging in their own freedom of self love, liberation and body acceptance. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Scotsman

Original publication 27 February 2018

Posted on NatCorn 7th March 2018

Desnud Arte: Aleah Chapin, la belleza a cualquier edad

Aleah Chapin nació en 1986 en Seattle, Washington (Estados Unidos) se licenció en Bellas Artes en el Colegio de Artes Cornish y obtuvo el Master en Bellas Artes en la Academia de Arte de Nueva York, también obtuvo una beca en el Programa Internacional de Arte de Leipzig, (Alemania) y es miembro de la MacDowell Colony de New Hampshire (Estados Unidos).

En el 2012 ganó el primer premio de la XXXIII edición del BP Portrait Award londinense por la obra a gran escala titulada “Auntie” en la que representa el desnudo de una amiga de la familia. Este cuadro forma parte de la serie “Aunties Project” que consta de una serie de desnudos de mujeres a las que la artista ha ido conociendo durante su vida. Sus retratos de cuerpo entero sorprenden por un realismo pictórico realmente impactante y son el contrapunto a los dictados de una sociedad exigente con el cuerpo de la mujer a la que no se le permite ningún tipo de imperfecciones, cambio de peso y que deben aparentar eternas adolescentes. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Info Nudismo

Original publication 20/02/2018

Posted on NatCorn 24th February 2018

Naked in Motion – 2 years of nude yoga in New York, and counting

‘Naked in Motion‘ is a group of a few yogis in New York City and Boston with a great mission “to create spaces where all people can experience the freedom and empowerment of clothes-free movement without worrying about their safety”, and they have been making lots of buzz in press! So much in fact, that it’s hard to believe they are only two years old. This is particularly encouraging, given that many naturist events and organizations in NYC have recently disappeared, e.g., body-painting dance parties, Zensual yoga, Vita Nuda gatherings and sudden departure of YNA (I certainly miss their Nude Year’s Eve parties).

So, I finally made it to visit ‘Naked in Motion‘ – for their birthday class last Saturday (which only makes more sense to celebrate in birthday suits). The class was led by the founder – Willow and she made sure it was a safe and comfortable experience for all. Before the class, she read ‘Community Rules’ (which also came in the confirmation email). Frankly, I am not a fan of rules, but I may be just used to being in the naturist environment, where there is usually no need for such rules to be told explicitly – I heard from other newcomers that they appreciated this approach. The major part of the rules ensures that the environment is non-sexual and body-positive, and a subset is aimed to women and transgender people in particular, as they may have additional hurdles on their way to feeling comfortable in their own skin. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Active Naturists

Original publication 31 january 2018

Posted on NatCorn 13th February 2018

A los 88 años se convierte en modelo nudista y “deshonra a su familia”
Wang Suzhong es un hombre de 88 años de edad quien, desde hace seis años, se convirtió en modelo nudista. Desde entonces, ninguno de sus hijos lo ha visitado.

El hombre se hizo viral en redes luego de que Peer Video subiera la entrevista que le realizó a Wang. Aquí el hombre cuenta que en el 2012 tuvo una de las situaciones económicas más difíciles de su vida y decidió hacer un gran cambio en su vida: convertiste en modelo nudista para un colegio local de Chengdu, China.

Desde que se convirtió en modelo, ninguno de sus hijos lo ha visitado.
Desde que se convirtió en modelo, ninguno de sus hijos lo ha visitado.

Wang cuenta que no sólo encontró un propósito en la vida, también encontró a alguien con quien charlar ya que, durante los recesos, platica con estudiantes y maestros de la institución. Asimismo, considera que lo que hace es sólo una forma de hacer arte. Sin embargo, sus hijos no lo ven así y no lo han visitado desde hace años. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: SDP Noticias

Original publication 2018-01-29

Posted on NatCorn 9th February 2018

Man Files Complaint About “Excessive Nudity” In Men’s Locker Room
“I don’t think it’s right that these men make it so uncomfortable for others with their nudity.”

A Canadian man is complaining about what he describes as “excessive nudity” in the men’s changing room at his local public pool.

Norm Waddell goes to the Cowichan Aquatic Centre in Duncan, British Columbia, for physiotherapy. He told staff the men’s locker room is packed with elderly men letting it all hang free. Waddell admits they’re not doing anything illegal, but insists the lockers are for public use and everyone should feel comfortable in them.

“I don’t think it’s right that these men make it so uncomfortable for others with their nudity,” he said. “I have a son who is not comfortable with it either. There are separate cubicals and shower stalls in the change rooms so these men should be made to use them.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Logo newnownext

Original publication 1/23/2018

Posted on NatCorn 2nd February 2018

Would you work out NAKED? Health coach explains how exercising in the buff leads to better results – and it can even improve your sleep quality

More people than ever are ditching their clothes in favour of nude workouts.

Activities like naked yoga have making waves in Australia over the past few months with both men and women reporting better results, improved sleep and a boost in their body image as a result of exercising naked.

Doing exercise in the nude is on the rise, with activities like naked yoga making waves in AustraliaNude Yoga Girl Instagram
Doing exercise in the nude is on the rise, with activities like naked yoga making waves in Australia

‘There are various studies that claim that baring it all in your exercise routine can help improve body image, mood, sleep and much more,’ the holistic nutritionist told FEMAIL.

Lee explained that one of the reasons we choose to exercise is to feel comfortable in our own skin.

‘As humans, we like to feel good and that’s perfectly natural. Working out in the nude can help us slowly feel more comfortable in the skin we’re in,’ she said.

‘While running on the treadmill with your parts jiggling a little may seem like a bit of a foreign concept, it can help you keep an eye on your progress.’

Unfortunately Lee said that it has become commonplace in our society for people to be unhappy with their bodies.

‘Being in the nude can help connect you to your body, reduce shame, improve self-acceptance and increase your sense of self-worth,’ Lee said.

‘The vulnerability of being naked with others can help unite people and create the realisation that we all have our own insecurities but we’re all beautifully human.’ Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mail

Original publication 22 Jan 2018

Posted on NatCorn 29th January 2018

WNBR – Mexico City 2017

It’s been a month since the devastating earthquake in Mexico City, and let’s hope it will recover well, to be better than before. I saw quite a bit of this city in June during one of the most fun events imaginable: the World Naked Bike Ride! Already in my first ever WNBR – in Madrid 2009 – it was clear that such rides provide an amazing way to see the city, and in the company of hundreds naked (or so) people. Can you think of a better city tour? And it’s all for a great cause to promote cycling to be the major mode of urban transportation in response to ever increasing pollution and overpopulation. Nudity here helps to get the message across: cyclists use the pure power of human body (so, show that body!) – and yet we are the ones who are most prone to the truly indecent exposure to the traffic and vehicle pollution.

And it doesn’t hurt to get some more specific messages written on those naked bodies, so in the beginning of the event, many people spend time with body-painting and decorating themselves in other funny and creative ways. I had ‘energía pura’ written on my thigh, and this guy – ‘fragile’, another reminded to keep the distance of 1.5 m away from cars (‘distancia de autos 1.5 m’), others just acknowledged their love to cycling, etc etc. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Active Naturists

Original publication 20 October 2017

Posted on NatCorn 24th January 2018

“Why I love being nude”: the health benefits of being a nudist
Cherie Lidbury talks about how she feels more comfortable without clothes.

Who doesn’t love the thrill of being naked? Whether it be walking around the house sans clothes when you’re home alone or that time you threw caution to the wind and went skinny dipping, there’s something intimately freeing about getting your gear off.

Cherie Lidbury and her art
Cherie Lidbury and her art

While for most of us nudity is about all about a moment of spontaneity, for some it’s a permanent lifestyle choice.

Cherie Lidbury, who lives in Newcastle on the New South Wales coast, says she fell into the nudist lifestyle in her 30s when she was a sales rep on the road and has embraced the concept ever since. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Whimn

Original publication September 13, 2016

15th January 2018

I Tried It: Naked Yoga
Namaste in the nude.

Believe it or not, the first thing you notice is the heat.

The author in position. (Staged photo, no photography is allowed at naked yoga.)
The author in position. (Staged photo, no photography is allowed at naked yoga.)

In the corner of a dance studio on the third floor of an undisclosed location, I lean against a piano and loosen my belt while wiping the sweat gathering on my forehead. Soon I am naked, about to take my first-ever yoga class—garbed or otherwise—with the dozen or so lads of Naked Yoga for Men, a Cambridge-based group that has practiced yoga au naturel for the last 15 years. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Boston Magazine

Original publication 9/25/2015

14th January 2018

BBC wildlife host Kate Humble strips off for skinny dip in freezing lake
Kate, 49, bared all as she took to being at one with nature for new series Off The Beaten Track, filmed in Wales

BBC presenter Kate Humble sheds her clothes to go skinny dipping in scenes watched by millions of TV viewers.

The Londoner, 49, displayed her bare backside as she plunged into a freezing lake while travelling around Wales for her new BBC2 series Off The Beaten Track.

Kate Humble bares her backside in BBC2 series Off The Beaten TrackBBC
Kate Humble bares her backside in BBC2 series Off The Beaten Track

Kate said she wanted to see if she was “brave enough to immerse herself” in the world of artist Natasha Brooks, who regularly swims naked.

Describing her nude dip, she said: “There’s that middle bit where it creeps over your thigh.
“I can’t speak because it’s so cold.”

The Springwatch host has previously revealed her fondness for sunbathing naked in her French holiday home and claims she once danced naked in the desert with her husband. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Sun

Original publication 4th January 2018

6th January 2018

‘Nude dudes’ – and ladies – wanted for Tauranga naked swim for breast cancer charity

Tauranga will host a mass skinny dip for a good cause next year.

Registrations have opened for the inaugural “Nude Dude” charity swim to be held on March 15, 2018, at an unnamed Western Bay beach.

Tauranga will host a mass skinny dip next year to raise money for a breast cancer charityBay of Plenty Times
Tauranga will host a mass skinny dip next year to raise money for a breast cancer charity

After registering, nude dudes – who can be of any gender – must fundraise a certain amount – $300 for individuals and $1000 for groups of up to four – to make the cut for the R18 birthday suit 100m splash in the surf.

Only those competing will be given access to the beach, and there will be no spectators allowed.

The swim will be a fundraiser for Tauranga’s Breast Cancer Support Service, which provides emotional and practical support for women with breast cancer and their families, and receives no government funding. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: New Zealand Herald

Original publication 19 Dec, 2017

22nd December 2017

AI Technology Designed To Catch Sex Offenders Confuses Deserts For Nude Images

Over the past year, we have seen a boom in artificial intelligent (AII) technology. From the good (choosing viable IVF embryos) to the bad (designing inspirational posters) to the strange (coming up with quaint – sometimes rude – British place names), its success has been a bit of a mixed bag.

The latest news in the world of AI comes from London, UK, where the city’s Metropolitan Police have announced plans to use artificial intelligence to scan electronic devices for images of child abuse. They say the technology should be ready for use within “two to three years”.

As of right now, however, there is just one small hiccup – the software mistakes desert landscapes for nude photographs. Presumably, it’s because of the color. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: IFL science

Original publication 19 Dec 2017

21st December 2017

Foreign tourists post nude images taken in Sri Lanka

Foreign tourists have posted nude images taken in Sri Lanka, some in public places despite the strong Buddhist culture followed in the country.

Instagram/GetnakedSriLanka

Nudity in public is not allowed in Sri Lanka and there have been instances where tourists have been arrested in the past for being nude in public.

The Daily Star reported that this year has seen a surge in the popularity of ditching clothes on holiday, with a number of Instagram pages dedicated to getting people’s kit off. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: menafn

Original publication 12/16/2017

21st December 2017

Send nudes, but consider who receives them
The nude: The image that can sexually liberate, but also lead to lots of trouble—and I admit my camera roll is full of them.

A Feb 2014 study by Pew Research Center found that 27 percent of smartphone users have received sexts, and 12 percent have sent them.

There’s something sexually freeing about posing nude for a photo.

Not only that, I find it helps me with body acceptance, and seeing the beauty of the human form.

The human body is really a piece of artwork — the smoothness of the skin, the curves and indents. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: vtcynic

Original publication December 18, 2017

20th December 2017

Who Cares About Your Genitals
Preface

I wrote this essay as part of a first year writing course I took this fall with Dr. Andrew Joseph Pegoda. To put this into context, I am a senior (5th year) undergraduate mathematics major taking this particular English core requirement for the third time. The original assignment was to define a mores or ritual in American culture. In freaking out I decided to write in a style that I was more familiar with. With that in mind, here is the result.

Who Cares About Your Genitals?

In 2003, Stephen Peter Gough began hiking naked through the United Kingdom “earning the nickname ‘the naked rambler’.” His more than thirty subsequent arrests resulted in “almost seven years in prison” (Gough 6 and 160). Given the potential consequences of public nudity, we can see how strongly western culture values the ritual of clothing oneself. Thus, we define socially mandated clothing (SMC) as clothing worn for the specific purpose of avoiding social punishment.

Figure 1: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Figure 1: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Claim. Socially mandated clothing exists.

Proof. Given the verifiable existence of at least one nudist resort and verifiable positive testimonies of humans having at one point participated in aforementioned nudist resort community, it follows that there exists at least one human who has at one point been more comfortable being nude than clothed in front of other humans. Also, the daily rates imply that residency at this resort is temporary (Cypress). By the principle that humans tend to have recurring desires, this human has wanted to be nude rather than clothed in public while not a resident at the resort. Finally, we may reasonably assume that this human has experienced days in which the weather was appropriate for nudity. Therefore, any clothing worn by this human on such a day when that human desired to be nude would be, by definition, socially mandated clothing.* Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Imparsible Ramblings of a Mathematician

Original publication December 16, 2017

19th December 2017

People in Tonbridge can no longer sunbathe naked in their garden
The new rules have been described as ‘unreasonable’

New powers have been brought in to stop people in Tonbridge sunbathing naked in their garden.

Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council (TMBC) has issued Community Protection Notices (CPN) to put in place “unreasonable” bans on being naked in your own home or garden.

Orders like the CPN issued by TMBC could leave you liable for a £1,000 fine if you decided to sunbathe nude in your own gardenBen Stansall/AFP/Getty Images
Orders like the CPN issued by TMBC could leave you liable for a £1,000 fine if you decided to sunbathe nude in your own garden

CPNs give local authorities power to issue written notices banning individuals from doing things which could have a “detrimental effect” on the quality of life of their neighbours.

The council has issued two CPNs. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Kentlive

Original publication 12 DEC 2017

17th December 2017

Rula Lenska, 70, strips 100% naked for most outrageous shoot to date
ACRTRESS Rula Lenska has stripped starkers for a very revealing photoshoot.

The 70-year-old, who has appeared on Celebrity Big Brother, was seen fully undressed for a new campaign.

Rula was just one of the celebrities to strip for the Fishlove campaign, which hopes to end overfishing.

STRIPPING OFF: Rula Lenska has posed naked for Fishlove's new campaignFISHLOVE/JILLIAN EDELSTEIN
STRIPPING OFF: Rula Lenska has posed naked for Fishlove’s new campaign

The star was seen sitting on a stool as she covered her modesty with only a slippery fish.

Her assets peeked out from behind, however the sea creature just about covered her modesty. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Star

Original publication 11th December 2017

14th December 2017

7 Tips to Elevate Your Nude Selfie Game

Taking nude selfies is an act of erotic expression, and sharing them with a trustworthy partner can deepen your intimacy (plus make for tantalizing foreplay). Sadly, the joys of this pastime are often eclipsed by anxiety over photos being stolen or shared without consent. Considering the pervasive mixed messages about our bodies and sexuality, it’s no wonder that sexting has become such a fraught topic.

Ever since writing an advice book about sexting, I’ve been fascinated by the politics of this most modern of subjects. Taking a naked picture of yourself and sharing it is consensual adult sex; distributing such pictures without the subject’s consent or looking at them without their permission is abuse. As long as everyone involved enthusiastically consents at every step of the way, taking and share nude photos is one of the hottest things you can do. Read on for my expert tips at getting even more sext-ual pleasure out of nudes. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Allure

Original publication DECEMBER 7, 2017

13th December 2017

Felix Carroll: Standing very still and loving it — a day in the life of a nude art model

Standing steady as stone, like a Renaissance statue with movable lips, Paul Cronin hears artist Joan Rooks behind him blowing her nose. He cannot help but to offer some friendly advice.

“At the first sign of a cold, have vitamin C and Echinacea on standby, and hammer it with everything you’ve got,” he says, still holding his pose. “And make sure you cover your head. That’s the simplest, low-tech method to bypass or minimize a cold.”

So says the naked guy in the drafty, old art school.

Paul Cronin poses for an IS 183 art class in Stockbridge.FELIX CARROLL - THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE
Paul Cronin poses for an IS 183 art class in Stockbridge.

Because someone has to do it and because a man needs to make a living, Cronin has been disrobing in the name of fine art since the 1970s. Go ahead and multiply roughly 32 hours a week by four-plus decades by thousands of artists. Cronin has. He estimates there have been some quarter million renderings of his lean nakedness.

He owns a few of them, gifts from the artists. He keeps them rolled up in a closet under his stairwell. One, drawn years ago by the now famous Jerome Witkin, is probably worth something.

It’s 6 p.m. on Monday, and Cronin has spent the afternoon naked at a Williams College drawing class. Now he’s here in the drawing room at IS 183 Art School for three hours of posing on a platform beside a space heater at the weekly open studio.

His clothes hang upon an easel. His shoes are set tidily together in a corner with his socks draped loosely across them. Cronin has taken his position in the center of the room doing what he’s become famous for in art circles within an hour radius of Albany: He is keeping perfectly still. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Berkshire Eagle

Original publication DEC. 7, 2017

12th December 2017

Here’s Looking At You: Why art school models in India continue to work at the risk of their secret life being uncovered
And here’s why they continue to work despite the meagre pay.

Light from the midday sun falls slantwise on the model’s slight figure, as she sits immobile and cross-legged on a high chair at one end of the classroom. She is dressed in a blouse and a petticoat, while in front of her is a small group of students, labouring over canvases stretched out on easels. There’s a sharp smell of turpentine in the air and almost no sound, except for the occasional instruction issued by the teacher. The model is strikingly still. So, it is more than a little startling when Geeta suddenly lifts her eyes and signals that I should approach her.

Subrata Dhar

A few minutes later, we are seated on one of the stone benches outside the drawing and painting department of the Sir JJ School of Arts, Mumbai. As quiet and still as she was in the classroom, Geeta, in her early forties, now breaks into animated conversation. She has been working as a model here since she was 17, a family tradition that is at least five decades old. It began with her mother, Lakshmi, who came to Mumbai from Chennai and was introduced to the work by someone who lived in the same Mahim neighbourhood as her. Later, Geeta’s aunts, then her and her cousins, and finally her children followed suit. “She is now too old to commute by train and bus from Kurla (the family’s current home), and has retired from modelling,” says Geeta. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Indian Express

Original publication 3 December 2017

11th December 2017

Small rural town of Eltham gets free nude photography workshop to promote better body image
A Wellington artist has received more than $3000 to get the women of a tiny rural town to pose in the nude.

Mandi Lynn has been given a grant by the South Taranaki Creative Communities scheme.

Photographer Mandi Lynn is bringing her nude photography workshop to Eltham, population 1941.KAROLINA STUS
Photographer Mandi Lynn is bringing her nude photography workshop to Eltham, population 1941.

She will use it to bring her raw semi-nude art to the Taranaki town of Eltham, population 1941, to promote positive body image among women.

Lynn said the two day workshop, which will take place in early January, was perfectly timed for those who have just made New Year’s resolutions.

“They’re going to thinking about their bodies and summer, bikini bodies,” she said. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Stuff

Original publication 4 December 2017

10th December 2017

The audience will be naked at this Off-Broadway play

It’s an age-old trick to calm pre-performance butterflies: Imagine your audience is naked.

That’ll be a snap on Sunday for the cast of the Off-Broadway play “Afterglow,” since everyone at the show will be in their birthday suit.

Joe Chisolm and Brandon Haagenson get close in "Afterglow."Mati Bardosh Gelman /Mati Bardosh Gelman
Joe Chisolm and Brandon Haagenson get close in “Afterglow.”

The special presentation is hosted by Go Naked, a male-identifying nudist group. Dress code: No clothes.

“Except for shoes, it’s okay to leave them on,” a Go Naked member who’ll be at the play told the Daily News. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily News

Original publication 30 November 2017

10th December 2017

Naked calendar BANNED for shocking reason
A CHEEKY charity calendar has been banned and subjected to a cyber attack after upsetting officials.

You may have heard of the notorious naked Warwick Rowers charity calendar before.

Each year a group of uni sportsmen strip off and pose for saucy snaps to raise money for a good cause.

But the lads’ nude antics have not been welcomed in Russia.

NUDE AMBITION: The naked Warwick Rowers have not been welcomed in RussiaPH
NUDE AMBITION: The naked Warwick Rowers have not been welcomed in Russia

The Rowers have been flogging their naked calendars to raise money for LGBT charities, gaining thousands of gay fans worldwide in the process.

But this year Warwick Rowers has been banned in Russia, with the calendars being rejected by Russian customs and sent back to Britain. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Star

Original publication 4 December 2017

9th December 2017

For discussion: Why aren’t nude selfies considered as normal as face selfies?

Remember the cell phone hacking scandal of 2014, when a bunch of woman celebrities had their nude selfies leaked? I’ll admit it at the time I wondered, ‘Why the HELL would you keep NUDE selfies on your cell phone??”

Um, fast forward a few years and my phone is crammed… and I mean CRAMMED with nude selfies, right alongside pictures of my kids, my storefront and various Brooklyn sunsets. Like, when people ask to see pics of my kids I have to cup my hands around my phone and scroll through about a couple dozen nude selfies before I get to them.

So what’s the deal? How did this happen? Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Black Girl with Long Hair

Original publication 8 November 2017

7th December 2017

The insincerity of the female nude
Women should not be afraid to reclaim their naked bodies

John Berger once wrote: “To be naked is to be oneself. To be nude is to be seen naked by others and yet not recognised for oneself.”

These are the words which ring in my ears as I stroll through the halls of an art gallery, confronted by a never-ending stream of breasts, lips, cheeks, and hair – these are faces without stories, mouths without voices, smiles without substance.

As a woman, you become accustomed to seeing your own image reflected wherever you look, in a glamourised, beautified format. However, something about seeing the female form anatomised, deconstructed and rebuilt according to the male gaze never fails to astound me. It’s a disconcerting experience, only ever seeing reflections of your gender from an outsider’s perspective. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Cherwell

Original publication 30 November 2017

5th December 2017

Would YOU strip off in front of your children?
Mummy blogger reveals she and her husband are ‘more than happy’ to be NAKED around their sons (but will cover up when the kids are older)

A mummy blogger has revealed how she and her husband are ‘more than happy’ to be naked in front of their children.

Celine Bell, 37, from east London, said she is relaxed about stripping off when at home with her sons Arthur, three, and 18-month-old George.

Celine Bell, from east London, revealed that she and her husband Pete, 39, are 'more than happy' to be naked around their two sons Arthur, left, and GeorgeCeline Bell
Celine Bell, from east London, revealed that she and her husband Pete, 39, are ‘more than happy’ to be naked around their two sons Arthur, left, and George

She explained that her youngsters meanwhile ‘revel in being naked’, and are ‘proud of what their bodies can achieve’.

However, she admitted there will come a time when she and her husband Pete, 39, will have to be ‘mindful’ of their children, and cover up.

Writing on her blog Bell From Bow, she said: ‘It when we are not out of the house, we are as laissez faire as we’ve always been, and that includes being naked in front of the kids.’ Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mail

2nd December 2017

Man arrested after posing nude on Utah bridge

A man is under arrest after police say he was caught posing nude for a woman photographing him on a Utah bridge.

The couple apparently decided to take advantage of unseasonably warm temperatures and stage a photo shoot on a railroad bridge near Mountain Green on Wednesday afternoon, the Standard-Examiner reports.

Union Pacific railroad workers noticed the couple and called police because they thought they were fishing off the bridge. When Morgan County sheriff’s deputies arrived, they discovered the man was posing for the woman.

The man was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass and lewdness. The woman was cited for criminal trespass. Police say the couple is from Layton, but their names were not immediately released. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: KSL

1st December 2017

El desnudo en el arte: El indigenismo canario

Las Islas Canarias, pese a su aislamiento geográfico de Europa y del resto de España, mantuvo durante todo el siglo XX un fuerte compromiso con las vanguardias artísticas internacionales. Es bien conocida su contribución, con artistas como Óscar Domínguez, al movimiento surrealista. Paralelamente – no contradictoriamente – se da un movimiento opuesto.

Gran parte de la nueva burguesía que emerge desde finales del siglo XIX, insegura en un mundo cambiante, busca un referente en la tradición y, al no encontrarlo, la inventa. Se desarrolla un realismo indigenista basado en una Arcadia que nunca existió y se gesta el mito de las Islas Afortunadas. Se inventa hasta el paisaje. El punto aglutinante más destacado fue, en la isla de Gran Canaria, la Escuela de Luján Pérez (fundada en 1917), pero también existió en menor medida en Tenerife, la otra isla que comparte la capitalidad de Canarias. Una situación que se mantuvo, en gran medida, hasta los años 80. Esta dicotomía, supuestamente antagónica, no es algo anómalo. En fin de cuentas el arte sólo es una expresión de la vida, de sus sentimientos y anhelos. Políticamente estamos observando que, junto a una globalización tendente a generar entidades administrativas, políticas y sociales más amplias y deslocalizadas, surgen movimientos nacionalistas como refugio a una pérdida de identidad, de carácter emotivo que, como en el caso del arte, necesitan muchas veces reinventar la historia. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: migueldesnudo

29th November 2017

Uncensored nude dating show causes a stir after hitting Kiwi screens

A reality TV dating show with full-frontal nudity has proven to be a turn off for some Kiwi viewers.

TVNZ confirmed the broadcaster has received complaints about UK series Naked Attraction, which sees potential love interests introduced by gradually stripping bare in completely uncensored footage.

Season one of the show has joined TVNZ 2’s Friday night line-up, with the first episode featuring an average of five penises and two vaginas every minute, according to the Daily Mail.

A TVNZ spokeswoman said the show was unlike anything screened on TVNZ 2 before.

“We feel that Naked Attraction is revealing and made to be entertaining. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: New Zealand Herald

29th November 2017

Naked Swimming in School

Durante años, hasta bien entrada la década de los 70 en las escuelas, institutos, universidades y/o asociaciones deportivas de Estados Unidos las clases de natación, principalmente en piscinas cubiertas, que se impartían a niños y adolescentes se realizaban en completa desnudez, era una práctica normalizada y estandarizada el dar las clases de natación sin traje de baño. En el documental Naked Swimming in School publicado en tres capítulos en YouTube en 2010, firmado por K. Dean Rhodes, el historiador se pregunta porqué ocurría esto y como es posible que nadie lo recuerde y, a continuación relata su investigación para dar respuesta a estas dos preguntas, presentando distintos documentos y un par de entrevistas de la radio.

Respecto al por qué, comienza contando que en la primera mitad del siglo pasado era bastante normal que los hombres fueran a bañarse y nadar desnudos en la naturaleza. Nadie esperaba otra cosa, especialmente cuando lo habitual era que no se mezclaran hombres y mujeres en este tipo de actividades. Culturalmente, en esa época se consideraba que un hombre no tenía por qué avergonzarse de que alguien le viera desnudo. Si que se esperaba que se cubrieran cuando hubiera mujeres presentes, pero más que por no avergonzarse ellos, por no ofender a las mujeres. En esa época, el desnudo masculino se utilizaba como símbolo de salud y vigor. A este respecto son curiosos los anuncios de una marca de jabones que utilizan ilustraciones de soldados bañándose en grupo en cualquier río, totalmente desnudos por supuesto. En esa época ese tipo de ilustración daba una imagen de salud y virilidad, como ya se ha indicado. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Info Nudismo

27th November 2017

This is what happened when a painted woman walked through a shopping centre totally naked
Jen Seidel is a professional body painter.

Her YouTube channel consists of videos that, unsurprisingly, showcase bodypainting. Either emulating famous costumes, roles, or common situations.

Recently, she’s tapped into the trend of bodypainting people to appear they are wearing clothes, when actually they are walking around naked.

JEN THE BODY PAINTER/YOUTUBE

Except for maybe an accessory to help pass off the illusion.

Her latest video was also in this vein. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Independent

27th November 2017

Why hockey players in Australia are going nude
“This calendar, as part of the work we are doing at The Perth Pythons, is our contribution to making hockey a more inclusive sport,” a hockey player said.

Lending its strong support to the LGBT community and to discourage homophobic slurs in sport, The Perth Python men’s hockey team in Australia just did the unthinkable – shed all their clothes on the field for a calendar photoshoot.

Perth Pythons Hockey Club

“Growing up, I would hear a lot of homophobic slurs thrown around the hockey field.

“I wasn’t able to stand up for others or myself because I was too scared of being rejected by my teammates,” the watoday.com quoted Perth hockey player Reid Smith as saying. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: ZeeNews

20th November 2017

Minneapolis chases a nude yoga group back underground
Soma Be spent a lot of the 1980s and ’90s heavily medicated.

Soma had been chronically depressed since the time he’d graduated from Bethel College in the late 1970s. The next couple decades he recalls “not doing much.”

Nude yoga might be entertaining for adults. But is it adult entertainment?Susan Du
Nude yoga might be entertaining for adults. But is it adult entertainment?

By 1990, he’d been prescribed “tons and tons of medication” for anxiety and depression, leaving him in a drugged haze. At night he couldn’t sleep, and aimlessly wandered the streets of the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis. One night he got mugged. Another time he found a murdered woman’s body.

Then one day Soma passed out on the floor of his apartment, lying unconscious for hours. A neurologist determined he was suffering from something called “serotonin syndrome,” brought on by taking several times the normal dose of Prozac, among other drugs.

Soma had to wean off this dependence without giving in to depression. A therapist suggested yoga Continued…Read full original article…

Source: City Pages

19th November 2017

A Parisian gym let people train nude
You always wanted to train in your birthday suit? Head to Paris.

A Parisian gym is trying something new: letting naturists use their facilities a few nights a week.

The gym is located in the 12th arrondissement, in the same building as the pool Roger Le Gall, which also opens to naturists in the evening. According to a Reddit forum, the customer are friendly and mostly male aged between 20 and 70 years old. Woman are also welcome, but there are very few.

The gym is open Monday to Friday, between 9 and 11PM. Some evening are reserved for members of the Paris Naturists Association. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: SBS

18th November 2017