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Famous Naked Comedy DISROBED Returns to Hollywood

Billed as “the ultimate Southern California experience”, the irreverent stage comedy “Disrobed: Why So Clothes-Minded?” has returned to Los Angeles for an ongoing residency at the Studio C Theatre in Hollywood. The play is notorious for featuring an entirely naked cast AND for requiring audiences to be au naturel as well. While enjoying live theatre in the nude may not be on everyone’s bucket list, the show managed to sell out its inaugural Hollywood Fringe run this past June, racking up rave reviews and winning the Producers Encore! Award along with a nomination for “Best Immersive Show.” Curious attendees found this unique theatrical event to be surprisingly empowering. In a Marshall McLuhan “The medium is the message” mode, participants reported that confronting their own preconceptions to attend the play was akin to walking on hot coals or broken glass, inspiring personal soul-searching, and leaving one woman “feeling extremely brave and that I could conquer the world.”

Famous Naked Comedy DISROBED

Written by LA theatre veteran Steven Vlasak, “Disrobed” is based on and inspired by the 1931 naturist classic “Barely Proper” by Tom Cushing. A revised version called “Grin and Bare It” landed on Broadway in 1970 in the “Hair” and “Oh! Calcutta!” era. Steven’s updated version is also a sort of “Meet the Parents” with a twist; a bashful buttoned-up groom-to-be arrives to meet his fiancé’s family, only to discover they’re all naturists (nudists)!

Produced and directed by Brian Knudson, an activist behind the “Love The Body Positive” movement, and presented by Theatre Asylum and the Southern California Naturist Association, this provocative six-actor play humorously challenges accepted notions of body image, modesty and personal acceptance while delivering a zippy and hilarious story. The whole thing takes place over an impending lunch, with plenty to chew on and food for thought.

Evening performances are scheduled the first Saturday of every month at 11pm. Audiences are invited to linger afterwards to reflect on their experience at a naked afterparty with the cast, while enjoying complimentary wine and snacks.

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Source: Broadway World

Original publication 3 December 2019

Posted on NatCorn 2 weeks ago

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Mother who dressed her son, 2, in the men’s changing room of a swimming pool blasts a father for stripping naked – but others argue she should have gone into the women’s facilities

A mother who took her son in the men’s changing room at her local swimming pool has divided opinion after she blasted a man for stripping naked outside of the cubicle. 

Writing on Mumsnet, the UK-based mother explained that she prefers to take her two-year-old son in the men’s changing room when they go swimming because the women’s facility is often crowded. 

A woman from the UK, who took her two-year-old son in the men's changing room during his swimming lesson, has sparked a debate over nudity in public spaces
File image A woman from the UK, who took her two-year-old son in the men’s changing room during his swimming lesson, has sparked a debate over nudity in public spaces

She told how on one occasion, a man who had been in the pool came in the changing room with his daughters and proceeded to strip naked without a second thought for anyone else – including children. 

However, many were torn over the thread, with some suggesting it was strange she was in the men’s changing room in the first place. 

‘You were sat in a changing room and you are shocked at someone getting changed? I’m confused?’ wrote one, while a second penned: ‘So you were upset because you saw a man’s penis in a male changing room? Are you female? If so you shouldn’t have been in there.’  

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Source: Daily Mail

Original publication 1 December, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 24th December 2019

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Pensioners strip off to show their ‘rude health’ in nude 2020 calendar

But the Elders Voice charity calendar is a nude calendar with a difference as senior models pose naked to break the stigma attached to growing old

Nude calendars, whether it’s the big budget Pirelli one or a more basic glamour girl offering from your local garage, aren’t exactly news.

Especially not at this time of year when they seem to be popping up all over the place.

But the Elders Voice charity calendar is a nude calendar with a difference.

Richard Downes was only persuaded to strip off after wife Jean Bayliss told him she was taking part
MDWfeatures / Liam Young Richard Downes was only persuaded to strip off after wife Jean Bayliss told him she was taking part

Every month features a model that’s as old as a whole year’s worth of garage glamour girls put together.

The charity say they asked their senior models to pose naked to break the stigma attached to growing old.

Richard Downes decided to get involved in the production of the calendar after his wife, Jean Bayliss, who also features in the calendar persuaded him to take part.

He said: “I only really did it because my wife asked me to.

“She persuaded me it would be fun, and it would probably be the only time I ever did it. It helped that we have both had a long-term relationship with Elders Voice and feel supportive of the organisation.

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Source: Daily Star

Original publication 19 November, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 4th December 2019

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The nude antics of a group of women from a quiet Devon village

“People are really positive about what we do and say ‘go for it girls”

For the third year in a row, women living in a small Devon village have been getting up to their usual antics of shedding their clothes.

They have bared all in the snow and peoples’ homes, and now The Whimple Wonders have chosen a thankfully not overlooked village garden to pose for their latest charity Christmas cards and wrapping paper.

The Whimple Wonders have posed again
Sue Draycott Photography The Whimple Wonders have posed again

The first year The Whimple Wonders formed they did a Christmas Calendar. Last year, when the snow hit in March 2018, it inspired them to make Christmas cards instead.

This year’s photo shoot was far less chilly, but equally as memorable for the brave ladies who took part whose ages ranged from 23 to 73 years old.

Among them was 62-year-old Julia Green who has been involved since the start, and last year was joined by her goddaughter who was then aged 19.

She said: “It’s a solidarity thing and we’re like role models who can set an example.

“I am confident in my own skin and I think it gives out a huge message in this day and age with image issues, particularly for young people.

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Original publication 19 November, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 3rd December 2019

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I Have A Few Problems With Naked Beach – For One, No One Is Naked (NSFW)

The first episode of 'controversial' new reality show Naked Beach aired on Thursday night. I’ve put controversial in inverted commas because Greggs' sausage rolls have caused more fuss than this flogged-to-death format is likely to generate. So what’s it all about then? I could say it’s Love Island with love handles, Big Brother with baps, or maybe just Oglebox (apologies) but that would be doing the makers of Naked Beach a disservice because it’s actually a very serious show – nay, a noble 'quest' to make us all feel better about our bodies.


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A serious show requires serious people and that's where the fully clothed (boo!) social psychologist Dr Keon West of Goldsmiths University comes in. Dr West's genuinely interesting and insightful studies (including "Naked and Unashamed: Investigations and Applications of the Effects of Naturist Activities on Body Image, Self Esteem and Life Satisfaction") show that people’s body image, self-esteem and life satisfaction could be vastly improved by seeing more "normal, naked bodies and spending more time with our own naked bodies". Naked Beach puts this to the test with the ambitious aim to "help fix the nation’s body confidence issues".

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Source: Refinery29

Original publication 12 April 2019

Posted on NatCorn 19th April 2019

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Facebook pulls Auschwitz photo for nudity
Social media giant later apologizes to Anne Frank Center for decision.

Facebook deleted a post this week that included an image of starving children in Auschwitz because of its policy against nudity.

The post was shared by the US-based Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect last week. It linked to an article on the DailyKos about the need for Holocaust education in the United States.

But on Wednesday, the Anne Frank Center complained on Twitter that Facebook had deleted the post.

The Facebook application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017.
The Facebook application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. THOMAS WHITE / REUTERS

“Hi Facebook, you removed our post promoting the need for Holocaust Education for apparently violating community standards,” the organization wrote. “You haven’t given us a reason, yet allow Holocaust Denial pages to still exist. Seems a little hypocritical?”

Around six hours later, Facebook responded to the Twitter post.

“We put your post back up and sent you a message on FB,” the official Facebook account tweeted. “We don’t allow nude images of children on FB, but we know this is an important image of historical significance and we’ve restored it. We’re sorry and thank you for bringing it to our attention.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Jerusalem Post

Original publication AUGUST 31, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 4th September 2018

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Spencer Tunick’s nude photoshoot in Melbourne supermarket carpark to go ahead

Melbourne supermarket giant Woolworths has agreed to let international nude crowd photographer Spencer Tunick use one of its carparks for a photoshoot after earlier denying permission.

Tunick has photographed nude crowds in colourful locations across the world.
Tunick has photographed nude crowds in colourful locations across the world. REUTERS: ANDREW YATES

Tunick had planned to photograph thousands of nude Melburnians at the rooftop carpark at the supermarket’s Prahran store on Chapel Street, in inner-city Melbourne.

The New York-based artist is famous for his photos of throngs of naked people in public places and has created a number of similar human installations, including one at the Sydney Opera House in 2010. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: ABC

Original publication June 15th, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 26th June 2018

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Important safety tip: Don’t fish naked
Humour columnist Bruce Gravel shares the story of the hook that went astray

The following is the naked truth; only the names have been changed.

In the 1970s, when in their 20s, friends of ours (let’s call them Felicity and Brendan) decided it would be fun to visit a naturist resort for a day. (Yes, naturist means nudist, but adherents prefer naturist. It sounds classier.)

Fishing naked is generally a bad idea, as a visit to a naturist community proved.
Fishing naked is generally a bad idea, as a visit to a naturist community proved. MetroCreative Graphics

Living in Montreal, they heard of such a resort in the Laurentian mountains north of the city. So one fine sunny Saturday in July, off they drove.

The resort was well off the beaten track (naturally). They ended up on a narrow dirt road cutting through dense woods. They came upon a gate blocking the road. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: My Kawartha

Original publication Jun 11, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 19th June 2018

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Public nudity advice and decision aid

New guidance for England/Wales police (April ’18) regarding non-sexual nudity effectively removes chance of arrest for fact-established public/home (going about normal life) naturism

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Posted on NatCorn 12th June 2018

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Life drawing artists and nude models tap into creativity at pub venue
It’s a quiet Monday evening at a pub in Sydney’s inner-west and there is about to be some nudity — but it’s all in the name of art.

This will be only the second time Lulu has attended the life drawing group that meets at the Friend in Hand Pub in Glebe.

Although she had three years of modelling experience in art spaces, there was hesitation when she initially answered a call to pose at the licensed venue.

Readily available stage lighting and heating can make pubs good locations for life drawing, especially during winter.
Readily available stage lighting and heating can make pubs good locations for life drawing, especially during winter. ABC Radio Sydney: Luke Wong

“I was nervous. I wasn’t sure about where the class would be held,” Lulu said.

“I was curious as to what kind of crowd it would bring and if that would affect my position as a model.

“It’s a vulnerable position enough to be getting naked in front of a group of strangers and presenting yourself in that way, let alone people who have been drinking.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: ABC News

Original publication 5 June 2018

Posted on NatCorn 11th June 2018

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A History of Nudity in Paganism, Wicca and Witchcraft
A Fig Leaf of our Imagination

There are countless quirks about humans, but one of the real doozies is that most are confused, divided and downright ditsy when it comes to their own physical nature. To millions, the human body in its natural state is embarrassing, shameful, indecent or undignified. Its exposure provokes hostility, fear, nervous laughter or mockery. It threatens social standing, challenges order, infringes laws and is often punished with a severity bizarrely incommensurate with the offence.

The Golden Age by Lucas Cranach the Elder circa 1530
The Golden Age by Lucas Cranach the Elder circa 1530

The really odd thing about this is that it’s not generally considered odd at all. The necessity of concealing bits of the human body is taken for granted in precisely the same way that the need to provide animals with trousers isn’t. And they call Pagans irrational and superstitious.

Witches, Druids, and Pagans of many other species tend to be among the minority who don’t buy into humanity’s alienation from its unembellished form, recognizing this to be both symbolic and symptomatic of a desperately unhealthy estrangement from nature. Partly for that reason, as you’re reading this, several thousand Witches and Pagans around the world will be casting their Circles, wearing no more than they wore in the womb. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Felicity’s Blog

Original publication May 10, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 6th June 2018

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El deporte nudista un sin sentido

Ayer leyendo noticias en un periódico digital leí una noticia sobre la World Naked Bike Ride, una prueba de cicloturismo que consiste en ir en bolas y en bici, y me hizo recordar las veces que he pensado que el deporte nudista no tiene sentido.

Estoy de acuerdo con la libertad de expresión, de acuerdo con el nudismo, totalmente a favor que cada uno haga lo que quiera con su cuerpo, lo que le apetezca siempre que no haga daño a nadie, pero la verdad no le veo ningún sentido a hacer deporte desnudo. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: vitónica

Original publication 5 Junio 2015

Posted on NatCorn 21st May 2018

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Secret Garden – World Naked Garden(ing) Day 2018 in Ireland

In our preparation for World Naked Gardening Day, members of the event team visited Corke Lodge to assess its suitability as a venue. Alfred Cochrane, the owner was unfortunately abroad, however he had instructed his head gardener to show us around. We were immediately struck by its homely intimate character. Everything about it seemed to tick all the boxes: location, discreetness, layout.

This ‘ancient garden’ of box parterres was punctuated by architectural follies which emerge mysteriously from the dense boscage of evergreen oaks and American cedars. The writhing cork oak tree with deeply corrugated bark was the garden centre piece. We were informed that it’s apparently the oldest known cork oak tree in Ireland. On the northern side of the garden I came across a Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant Redwood) which is rare in Ireland. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Irish Naturist Blog

Original publication MAY 8, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 14th May 2018

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A non-nudist’s guide to getting naked in a Swedish sauna

Wood crackles as it burns in the small furnace opposite me, small rivers of sweat run down my brow, pooling in my eyes causing them to blink.

The soaring temperature begins to make me feel woozy and the smell of the fire permeates my nostrils. Almost in chorus, the eight or so men in the room exhale deeply as they too battle with the heat.

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I’m in a sauna perched atop a wooden pier in the middle of the sea. But aside from its postcard-perfect situation, there’s something else that’s unusual about this particular hot box. You see, I’m stark naked, as is the stranger to my immediate left and right. Welcome to the world of naked saunas.

It was on a train journey through Sweden with a friend that I decided to take the plunge into Scandi culture by shedding my inhibitions — and my clothes. Both in Sweden and Scandinavia as a whole, the sauna isn’t just a pastime, it’s a way of life. Like fika (the coffee break), sweating away stress is part and parcel of the Swedish experience. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: travel.nine.com.au

Original publication 26/4/2018

Posted on NatCorn 28th April 2018

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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 content
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 Carters News Agency

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 19th April 2018