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New section opens at Barefeet Naturist Resort – Naturist Association Thailand
Barefeet Naturist Resort has spent the rainy season in Thailand expanding the resort to double the size. The new expansion will officially open on 24 December 2017.

Gregers and Dao (Disraporn) who own the resort noticed that many guests felt there was too little to do at Barefeet Naturist Resort – apart from the obvious of rtelaxing naked in the garden. So they borrowed 3 mill. baht from their publishing business and built the new phase, which has a 10 x 5 meter pool, a hot pool of 2.5 x 2 meter, a sauna and a bigger room for couple massage and a restaurant. The will also be an expanded sundeck both at the pool side and on top of the restaurant.

Barefeet Naturist Resort has spent the rainy season in Thailand expanding the resort to double the size. The new expansion will officially open on 24 December 2017.
Barefeet Naturist Resort has spent the rainy season in Thailand expanding the resort to double the size. The new expansion will officially open on 24 December 2017.

It is expected in particular, that hot pool will serve as an intro to naturism for the large number of Thai people, who have discovered the pleasures of the Japanese Onsen style washing houses.As it turns out, the Thais clearly enjoy being naked in these Onsen establishments. Since many go there as couples, but have to split because of the gender separation they practice, it is expected that the new fun experience of doing the Onsen together will introduce many new Thai people to the pleasures of naturism. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naturist Association of Thailand

Original publication October 28, 2017

Yesterday

A Naked Moment of Rest in Cusco, Peru

We have finally done the last of our tours in Cusco, a flurry of tours that took us to many archaeological sites from Wari and Inca periods in the Andes Mountains surrounding Cusco, including Machu Picchu. Tonight we travel by bus through the night to go to Puno and Lake Titicaca, the start of our second week-long adventurein Peru that will take us to Lima where we will spend our third week.

Our apartment in Cusco
Our apartment in Cusco

Our week in Cusco has left little time for being clothing free with that little time being when we were in the apartment which was very comfortable and allowed us to feel at home while we were here.

We washed our clothes following strenuous adventures during the day, relaxed with connecting with our family and friends back home using social media, cooked the occasional simple meal. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Sky Clad Therapist – The Naked Psyche

Original publication December 12, 2017

Yesterday

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

2 days ago

A Nudist Guide to Winter

As I sat across from a nude Rich Hauver, I wondered if the rest of the people I interviewed over the phone had been completely unclothed at the time, too.

Rachel Fox

We were on the first floor of an inconspicuous two-story house on Vassar Street with an in-ground pool, hot tub and sauna in the basement right below us. This house serves as the main meeting place for Naturist Rochester. Hauver serves as the treasurer, swim host, scheduler and “benevolent despot” of this group.
Naturists like Hauver prioritize a connection with nature a little more than their nudist counterparts, although the terms ‘naturist’ and ‘nudist’ can be interchangeable depending on with whom you speak. Hauver first started exploring nudist lifestyle in the early 1980s. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Reporter

Original publication Feb. 25, 2015

3 days ago

Nudelot: Sellos de Calidad Naturista
Os presentamos un extraordinario artículo de los amigos de nudelot.

Muchos de nosotros que practicamos el Naturismo hace largos años que y frecuentamos una o mas zonas naturistas . Que cultivamos un buen círculo de amigos y vivimos la desnudez con desenvoltura y gusto. Somos naturistas.?

Es el gusto por la desnudez que nos caracteriza como naturistas? No… eso apenas demuestra nuestro aprecio al nudismo . Las amistades? Ambos?

Ser naturista va mucho mas allá de esto. Implica estar en el mundo de forma mas consciente y natural. Desnudarse mas allá del cuerpo. Desnudar poco a poco también la mente, liberándola de las necesidades y deseos artificiales y el abandono de prejuicios, juicios y valores segregacionistas.

Un naturista cuestiona lo que consume y porqué lo hace. Está atento y por ésto más consciente ,de que es lo necesario o lo superfluo, de las demandas puramente consumistas que generan más basura o desperdicios de materias primas no renovables Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Vidanaturista.net

Original publication 5 diciembre, 2017

3 days ago

Self-esteem and Body Image: Post Cancer

I have written about my accepting the “new me” in a previous post and it’s something I thought I needed to delve into more deeply in hopes of helping anyone who may be dealing with cancer. For naturists, this can be especially difficult when we have nothing to hide.

Cancer can change the way you look, temporarily or permanently. Some people gain or lose weight as is the case with me. Chemotherapy can sometimes make your hair fall out and in my case I had radiation but my hair loss was a family trait. You may have had surgery to remove a part of your body, and you may have scars. The scar on my leg that was used to replace my leg is extensive and my neck scar is something I have tried to hide with my beard to make it less noticeable. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naturist Fab

Original publication 4 December 2017

4 days ago

Fascinating Photos Of Europe’s Naked Hiking Culture (NSFW)

Roshan Adhihetty is a Swiss photographer who joined a group of nude hikers on their various hiking trips across Europe.

The series is called ‘Die Nacktwandere’, German for “the naked hike”. Shots feature tasteful depictions of average nature-lovers who simply prefer to hike naked.

While Adhihetty never actually joined the naked hikers in taking off his clothes to stroll the trail nude, his photos almost make us want to.

The nude treks took the crew over beautiful mountain tops in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Even though the hikers went without clothes, regular hiking gear like backpacks, walking poles, and packed lunches were still in order. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: So Bad So Good

4 days ago

Love the Skin You’re In

This year the New Zealand Naturist Federation are creating a powerful summer campaign to create awareness of the benefits of naturism to a person’s body, mind and soul.

The concept is “Love the Skin You’re In” which aligns to our gonatural brand tag-line of ‘health and well-being’ and will focus on two really important issues that many are faced with today – positive body image and mental health awareness – and sometimes these are interlinked.

New Zealand Naturist Federation

Body image is the mental representation that one creates of themselves, and because it is subject to all kinds of internal elements like our mood, our experiences and social attitudes, it often doesn’t bear any close relation to reality or how others see you.

A negative body image is one of the key reasons that more people do not embrace the naturist lifestyle. They mightn’t have any issue with nudity per se and might even realise the many benefits that can be experienced physically from being clothes-free, but think it’s only for other people feeling too self conscious or body shamed to partake themselves. Many of our members can attest to having similar feelings and issues with acceptance of their body before embarking on their naturist journey however almost as soon as they took that first step, or at least very early on, they found they were looking at themselves through very different eyes. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: New Zealand Naturist Federation

Original publication 4 December 2017

5 days ago

Alternatively Speaking !

When the days are sunny so much seems right with the world and when its warm it just makes everything perfect. Alternatively sometimes the weather can take a turn for the worse and we sometimes endure days of really inclement grey damp and extensively cold days. The United Kingdom receives a temperate maritime climate with all four seasons but no extremes of temperature.

While those dwelling in the UK probably wouldn’t agree, the UK’s climate could be summed up in one simple word: mild. As it is a relatively small land mass, there isn’t a great deal of regional variation. However, there are a number of micro-climates; rain and temperature variations are caused mainly by elevation, proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, and to a lesser extent, latitude. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naturally Naturist

Original publication 2 December 2017

6 days ago

Deep and crisp and even

The snow yesterday morning wasn’t quite as deep and crisp and even as the photos have, but we had a light dusting nonetheless.

With the children off at various extra-curricular school activities yesterday morning, we took ourselves off to the ‘beach’ that lies just beyond the fence at the end of our garden. I often take a walk, or jog, there with Jim, and I’ve written about sometimes squeezing in some naturist activity, as two friends do, on a ‘tracksuit kind of day’ ; going out for a jog in the hills in summer, finding some mountain stream, stripping off and cooling down in the water. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: the sl naturist

6 days ago

Naturisme : ils ont joué au bowling tout nu à Ozoir-la-Ferrière

« Tout nu, tout est plus vrai et authentique ». Cédric Amato, 26 ans, sait trouver les mots pour définir l’attrait du naturisme. Membre de l’Association des naturistes de Paris (ANP), cet adepte du « non textile » était avec une quarantaine d’autres personnes, en très grande majorité des hommes, au City Bowling d’Oz, à Ozoir-la-Ferrière, jeudi soir pour des parties les attributs à l’air.

Jean-François Nieto (président de la région Ile-de-France à la fédération de naturisme), Christine Huet (chargée de communication à la fédération), Laurent Luft (président de l’Association des naturistes de Paris) et Cédric Amato (membre de l’ANP)Le Pays Briard / Pierre Choisnet
Jean-François Nieto (président de la région Ile-de-France à la fédération de naturisme), Christine Huet (chargée de communication à la fédération), Laurent Luft (président de l’Association des naturistes de Paris) et Cédric Amato (membre de l’ANP)

Organisées conjointement avec la Fédération française de naturisme, ces activités de loisirs entièrement nu se multiplient partout en France. « Depuis 1993, on se contentait de sessions naturistes à la piscine Roger Le Gall, dans le XIIe arrondissement de Paris. Mais ça fait deux ans que nous organisons en plus des activités, comme du tir à l’arc, de la randonnée, du sport en salle ou, même des dîners au restaurant parisien O’Naturel », glisse, un verre à la main, le président de l’ANP, Laurent Luft, parfaitement détendu dans cette complète nudité. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Actu

Original publication 30 November 2017

1 week ago

Banners, brollies and bare-bums – Nelson’s Christmas decorations revealed

A 13-metre wilding pine and banners featuring Nelson summer scenes, including barbecuing and skinny dipping, have heralded the Christmas season.

Pohutukawa banners adorn trees lining Trafalgar St, while beneath the cathedral on the Church Steps the giant wilding pine is poised for decorations.

The decorations have been a community effort, with local artists and volunteers involved. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nelson Mail

Original publication 1 December 2017

1 week ago

This is the Weirdest Press Release We’ve Gotten All Week
Hint: it involves nudists.

As you can imagine, as the editors of a publication that reports on the best of our fair city, we get a lot of hot news tips in our inbox. Publicists will reach out to let us know about cool restaurant openings, entrepreneurs will share info about their startups and big brands will send over their fall lookbooks, all in hopes of coverage for print or here online. Most of the time, these emails help us do our job, inspiring stories and assignments and keeping us in the loop about what’s going on in the city. (Keep it up, you sweet things.)

But other times, we’ll take a nice big sip of hot coffee, open a press release and do a spit-take—this morning, for example, when we received a note from a mysterious American PR company. The subject line? “Why Nudists’ Favorite Kitchen Aid is the Slow Cooker.”

At first, we thought we might be reading a release from the beloved appliance brand KitchenAid, but upon further reading, this was very much not the case. Rather, it was a dispatch from the publicist of the American Association for Nude Recreation, sent from Kissimmee, Florida (presumably where national headquaters is located? Scared to Google it in case IT takes our computers away). Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Vancouver Magazine

Original publication 29 November 2017

1 week ago

Nudism and Naturism in Austria
Where to Take it All Off

Austrians have taken the title of ‘Most Likely to Go Nude at a Beach’ from the Germans, in a naked wrestling match no-one wanted to see, with a quarter of the country saying they have stripped off in public on vacation at some point in their lives.

Although many consider Austrians to be a formal and rather conservative people, the extent of nudity in Austrian culture may surprise the visitor to Austria.

As in many European countries, nudity is more prevalent on television and films in Austria than it is in the US. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: tripsavvy

Original publication 10 June 2017

2 weeks ago

Anécdotas
Vacaciones en un camping nudista

Jose (19/11/2017)

Hola, me llamo Jose, vivo en el País Vasco y tengo 42 años.

Desde hace doce o trece años hago nudismo, sobre todo en playas del País Vasco (en Azkorri) y de Cantabria (sobre todo en Noja).

Cada vez soy más “adicto” al nudismo y ya no concibo unas vacaciones de verano sin ir a un alojamiento nudista y este verano de 2017 he probado en un camping naturista del Sur de España y la experiencia me ha encantado.

Estuve diez días e hizo bueno todos los días excepto uno de ellos. El camping en el que estuve tiene acceso directo a una playa nudista y también dispone de piscina nudista, así que cada día por la mañana y por la tarde iba un rato a la playa y luego a la piscina a darme un baño. Lo que se echa de menos es que el/la socorrista no esté desnudo/a, como todos los demás. Incluso el animador se metió con bañador en la piscina, lo que, desde mi punto de vista, no tiene ningún sentido. En otra urbanización nudista donde estuve, el animador sí que se desnudaba completamente para meterse en la pisicina.

Lo mejor de la playa es que es nudista al 100%. Creo que no vi a nadie vestido en la playa y eso se agradece. Además, había bastante gente joven, sobre todo parejas, tanto de chica y chico como de chicos. Incluso hay un restaurante nudista al que se accede desde la playa y desde el camping. Poder comer desnudo con vistas al mar es realmente muy agradable. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nudismo-Naturismo

Original publication 19 November 2017

2 weeks ago

Ordenanzas mordaza y nudismo

Vídeo: Entrevista en “Vamos a ver” con Ismael Rodrigo, presidente de la FEN, Federación Española de Naturismo, en la Playa de las Moreras, Valladolid, sobre la modificación de las ordenanzas. Los puntos ilegales que criminalizaban el cuerpo humano mediante una ordenanza del Ayuntamiento de Valladolid han sido retirados.
Emitido el 20/09/2017 en TVCyL.

En efecto, a pesar de la claridad de la Sentencia del Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos (Application no. 49327/11: “public nudity can be seen as a form of expression which falls within the ambit of Article 10 of the Convention“. “An interference with the right to freedom of expression can only be justified under Article 10 § 2 if it is prescribed by law“) algunos ayuntamientos se resisten a retirar sus ordenanzas o incluso tenemos que ponernos en contacto con ellos para evitar que emitan nuevas. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Federación Española de Naturismo

Original publication 30 noviembre, 2017

2 weeks ago

Heroes of Naturism : Kate Humble (2nd award) and Natasha Brooks.
Unless you’re inside the UK the name Kate Humble probably won’t mean anything to you.

ut she’s one of our (as a nation’s) favourite TV presenters, simply for being ‘just Kate’, a woman who is attractive, but not glammed up for the cameras, just naturally beautiful, and an expert presenter on all things wildlife and countryside.

Did I mention that she’s also a naturist?

She previously was awarded one of our ‘Heroes of Naturism’ awards back in 2014, and is now the only person to be given that ‘accolade’ twice.

Humble, who lives on a farm in Monmouthshire, has previously admitted to being a keen naturist, saying: “Sometimes having clothes on is entirely inappropriate.

“If there’s no-one about and you’re in a beautiful landscape, there’s something lovely about a nudie dance or a skinny dip. But I’m very private and it’s not for show.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The sl Naturist

Original publication 30 November 2017

2 weeks ago

Why nudism is critical and matters to society

Nudists know the many benefits of nudism and shared nudity. However, a vast majority of people, who are not nudists, see nudity as bad. We know this feeling is rooted in education as well as the fact that society has been sexualizing nudity for years. Therefore, people associate nudity to sex, and because sex is private, nudity should be. End of the story for many people.

Nudists have disassociated nudity and sex. Being naked is therefore normal, natural and social. With this, every nudist has been exposed to all sorts of nude bodies: every color, gender, body shape, scars, etc. Nudists know that nudism is all about being comfortable in our ones skin, with ones own body. When kids are exposed to nudism early or adults later when they embrace the nudism lifestyle, they understand that people are all different and come to respect, and appreciate, those differences. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nu et heureux – Naked and Happy

Original publication 30 November 2017

2 weeks ago

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

2 weeks ago

Survey Says 14% of Canadians Willing to Bare it All

The results of the survey on Canadians’ experience and attitudes toward nudity and naturism is now available.

Identifying the size of the movement has always been challenging. While it is easy to count members of associations and visitors to naturist facilities, that represents only a small portion of participants. That question was first answered through a 1999 survey.

To update the data, determine trends, and reaffirm the original conclusions, a new survey was commissioned. The Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN), the Fédération Québécoise de naturisme (FQN) and Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park used an Ipsos panel to ask a similar but more in depth set of questions. The survey was designed, implemented and interpreted by Mark Wilkins Communications.

The results show that interest in naturism is up from 1999. For example, 14% indicated they would go to a nude beach or a naturist resort. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN)

2 weeks ago

A guide to Ireland’s nudist beaches and nine places naturists can sunbathe in the nip
BACK in 2014, Ireland hosted the 34th International Naturist Congress in Drumshanbo. People from all over the world headed for Co. Leitrim — needless to say, if they had nothing on.

The Congress aimed to raise public awareness of nudity and discussed all aspects of naturism — including the contribution the nudist movement might make to the Irish economy. The Irish Naturist Association pointed out the naked truth: the nudism industry is worth several millions to the economies of the likes of France and Spain, where naturist beaches are common.

A dip in the nipIrish Naturist Association
A dip in the nip

The congress also discussed the fact that public nudity remains technically against the law in Ireland. It’s an illegal act with a long history. In 1929 a fairly anodyne publication for naturists called Health & Efficiency — featuring naked people in anything but titillating poses — became the very first publication to be banned by the Irish Free State. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Irish Post

Original publication 20 August 2016

2 weeks ago

Holidaymakers flock to Croatian tour guide service amid BOOM in nude tourism
A TOURISM service in Croatia has ditched social norms by offering cheeky holidaymakers a break in the buff – marking a year in which nude tourism has surged in popularity.

Croatia Nudism – whose Insta page boasts over 9,000 posts – has posted nearly 900 images of holidaymakers using its service.

Jet-setters keen on pushing the boundaries appear to simply get in touch before organisers respond with their recommendations.

CHEEKY: Tourists have been flocking to Croatian holiday serviceINSTAGRAM
CHEEKY: Tourists have been flocking to Croatian holiday service

And tearing up the rulebook even more, they are sending in their cheekiest snaps for the service to post on the social media site.

In a description, the services says: “Croatia Nudism. Your guide for nudist vacations in Croatia. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Star

2 weeks ago

4 ways to explain to friends and family why you are a #nudist

For many nudists, nudism is either a lonely activity or a hidden one. A lot of nudists go to the nude beach or to nudist resorts, without telling their friends or their family. They refrain taking pictures of themselves to avoid disclosing their sheer joy of being naked socially.

While I believe it’s truly important to be accepted as who you really are, I understand the fear of consequences of disclosing you are a nudist. Here are four ways that I find useful to explain nudism and why you are a nudist. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nu et heureux – Naked and Happy

2 weeks ago

Festival Nudista Zipolite

In one of those delightful quirks of SL (and SLN), I’ve been working on a new series of posts which is provisionally titled ‘Around the World in 80 Nudes’. I’ll be trying to capture the essence of naturism around the globe in 2018, and work has already commenced on the series, sourcing locations, finding SL locations that can be used as backdrops to real life, and mixing and matching real and second life photos regarding naturism around the globe as we commence 2018.

During this research I discovered Zipolite Beach, apparently Mexico’s only naturist beach. And better than that, they’re having a naturist festival at the beginning of February, 2018. There appears to be a website regarding it… Continued…Read full original article…

Source: the sl naturist

2 weeks ago

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

2 weeks ago

Los Decentes: El cuerpo desnudo como expresión política

El cineasta austríaco radicado hace 10 años en Argentina Lukas Valenta Rinner, buscaba locaciones para su próximo proyecto cuando se topó con un club de swingers nudistas ubicado en un espacio verde y alejado de Buenos Aires: ese fue el germen de “Los Decentes”, nueva cinta del director de “Parabellum” que se ha estrenado estos días en Buenos Aires, y que pone en escena el choque entre estos espacios aislados de la provincia con los territorios de las clases populares y, sobre todo, el choque entre una moral conservadora y posibilidades más libres de la vida.

“La provincia de Buenos Aires es un lugar peculiar, con diferencias significativas de estatus y clase. De un lado, hay comunidades “exclusivas”, que están aisladas y protegidas por agentes de seguridad, y del otro, hay pobreza, paro, salarios bajos y desesperación. Quería subrayar estos espacios opuestos. Y la inspiración me vino de la vida real. Había amenazas de la comunidad ‘decente’, conservadora y cerrada contra los propietarios y visitantes del club nudista. Al abordar estas tensiones de clase, trataba de examinar la violencia estructural, que puede parecer sutil pero que, en mi opinión, es inherente a la sociedad argentina actual”, explica el cineasta sobre su trabajo, donde la protagonista es Belén (una sorprendente Iride Mockert), una joven de 30 años, encuentra un trabajo como empleada doméstica interna en un exclusivo barrio privado en la provincia de Buenos Aires. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: [Source]

2 weeks ago

Waiting for a South American Summer in December

No matter how hard I try, it is extremely difficult to catch the true colours of predawn skies. Typically, like in this image, the sky ends up being brighter than it actually is. The colours seem just a tad less intense as well. Still, the effort is worth it when one considers the idea of not having any sort of photo to capture this moment in time.

Predawn silhouette on the prairies
Predawn silhouette on the prairies

On the writing a novel front, I have just passed the 44,000 word mark, a benchmark that tells me my goal is well within reach. Even taking the time to put up posts here over the past three days hasn’t slowed down the writing. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Sky Clad Therapist – The Naked Psyche

2 weeks ago

Heroes of Naturism : Heleen van Royen
Unless you’re a Dutch reader of this blog, the chances are that you won’t know the name Heleen van Royen.

She’s a Dutch novelist, now aged 52, who in her 40s posed for Dutch Playboy, some of the photos from that shoot being featured below. Her books are often described as ‘provocative’, featuring women who fulfil their sexual fantasies, often allegedly based from events in van Royen’s own life, or vivid imagination.

I can’t find an enormous amount of information on her in English (most articles are in Dutch), but what I’ve been able to unearth suggests that from springing to fame as a writer, with sexual fantasies well to the fore, her own life in her ‘fame’ years mirror the characters in her book to some extent. I hope this doesn’t mis-represent her situation, but posing for Playboy looked to be her first foray into possibly fulfilling some of those fantasies. I think we all, as women, at some point(s) in our lives, have wished to step beyond our reality and present ourselves in a more attractive or sexual way. For me, turning 40 meant posing for a portfolio of nude photographs in an ‘arty’ manner, one hangs on the wall in the room where I write. I’m not famous, so unlikely to be offered a Playboy shoot 🙂 but I can certainly see that the experience of undertaking a Playboy shoot might both fulfil some sort of fantasy for Ms van Royen, as well a certainly feeding back into her writing and driving it along having been the focus of a shoot where women are meant to ooze sexuality. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The SL Naturist

3 weeks ago

Our First Wedding Anniversary

On November 18th, John and I celebrated our first official wedding anniversary so I thought it appropriate to write about how John and I met. This is but one of many “special” dates that John and I acknowledge having been together starting our 23rd year!

Call it fate, serendipity or cosmic alignment, I was taken with John since I was nineteen when my sister Lucille came home from our sister-in-law Donna’s mother candlelit suppers. She showed me a 45 rpm of one of John and Scot’s music. She said they played a few songs at the piano and she said she thought they were gay. I was still questioning my own identity at that point and that peaked my interest. I’d listen to both sides over and over and said to myself “I’m going to marry him one day”. With a face like that, how could I not be smitten? Continued…Read full original article…

Source: [Source]

3 weeks ago

Interview: The First Naked Ascent of El Capitan

El Capitan saw two firsts last week. On June 3, Alex Honnold made the historic first free solo of the monolithic wall via Freerider, climbing the route with nothing but the clothes on his back. On June 6, Leah Pappajohn and Jonathan Fleury traded out the clothes for a rope and completed the first naked ascent of El Cap via the Nose in a day. We spoke to Pappajohn about the ascent.

Leah Pappajohn and Jonathan Fleury pose for the summit shot after making the first ascent of the Nose sans clothesLeah Pappajohn
Leah Pappajohn and Jonathan Fleury pose for the summit shot after making the first ascent of the Nose sans clothes

What gave you the idea to climb El Cap naked?

Leah Pappajohn: The dream of climbing El Cap naked was an obvious one to me, but it took years for me to feel it was a possible in relation to my climbing ability. It’s a great feeling to climb nude. It’s empowering for me. And come on, it’s funny. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Climbing

3 weeks ago

Strange Rules and Little-Known Etiquette for Nudist Colonies

Ok, I hate the term nudist colonies. It feels as this was a kind of a sect or secret cult. Then the use of strange seems to mean that this is a kind of a weird places. Any nudist club or resort is neither a sect nor a weird place. It’s a just a place where people live their own lives while enjoying total nudity.

However, the post Strange Rules and Little-Known Etiquette for Nudist Colonies is much better than its title implies. It describes the unknown rules to non naturist that are applied to almost all the nudist resorts in the world, and uses wonderful paintings to introduce each of it. Let’s list the 12 rules described in this post: Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nu et heureux – Naked and Happy

3 weeks ago

What is the reason to be naked?
Over at the Free Range Naturism Forum there was a question. “What is your reason (for being naked)?”

I quote Bob’s wise response:

“What is your reason (for being naked)?” is the wrong question and asserts that clothing is the default condition. WRONG.

Naked is our natural normal state of being. It needs no reason.

The real question is, “What is your reason to hide your beauty behind layers of ugly fabric?” Why do you fear to be seen as a human? What sickness forces your kind to cover yourselves even in the noonday sun, even when fabric and skins hold bacteria and stink, even when mother earth and father sky long for your freedom?

When the sight of another body of our own species is simply a matter fact, a curiosity, our lives have become much more authentic.
When the sight of another body of our own species is simply a matter fact, a curiosity, our lives have become much more authentic.

Yes, it feels daring and empowering to disregard the power of a shame based culture and reclaim our natural beauty. Yes the gentle caress of mother earth and father sky causes us to feel alive and sometimes sexual like a hungry animal. And yes, we sometimes risk the heavy hammer of a sick society punishing us for daring to be ourselves and out of their control. But that is not the reason to be who we are and that is not the reason they attack us. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Free Range Naturist

3 weeks ago

Balance de playas-temporada 2017

Fieles a nuestra cita anual y una vez finalizada la amplia temporada(mayo-octubre), volvemos con nuestro balance que en esta ocasión alcanza su tercera edición. Aparte de las fichas específicas de cada playa(que acompañamos junto a cada una de ellas), a través de la actualización post temporada os traemos la actualidad que acontece en cada una de ellas.

En cuanto a lo meteorológico, podemos decir que ha sido una temporada más o menos normal, principalmente en cuanto al viento de levante se refiere, sobre todo si la comparamos con la temporada anterior donde constituyó una clara incomodidad, soplando con las ganas que lo hace algunas temporadas y que como decimos en esta nos ha respetado.

Aunque en todas las localizaciones promocionadas por nosotros no existe problema alguno de masificación o incomodidad, bien es verdad que el tráfico sigue siendo un problema en cuanto al acceso y aparcamiento, sobre todo los fines de semana en las playas de Bolonia y Cañuelo, llegándose incluso a cortar el acceso desde el cruce de la carretera N-340. Y es que la fama de Tarifa tiene sus consecuencias, aunque solo sea en la práctica entre el 20 de julio y el 20 de agosto. Por estos motivos nosotros no contabilizamos ninguna visita a Cañuelo y Bolonia en todo el mes de agosto. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nudism Campo Gibraltar

3 weeks ago

Why this man thinks more people in Devon should get naked
“There are times when clothing is uncomfortable and unnecessary – nudity is often far more practical.”

A national advocate for open nudity has spoken about why he thinks the attitude to being naked needs to change.

Peter Wright, 64, a legal volunteer for the British Naturism group, got in touch after reading several stories about naked people on DevonLive last week.

Peter Wright of British Naturism
Peter Wright of British Naturism

They included reports of a man spotted walking naked down Exeter High Street and a couple who were caught having sex in a field in Holsworthy.

But Peter has told devonlive.com that he believes public nudity should be more acceptable. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: DevonLive

3 weeks ago

Investigan la tala “salvaje” de árboles en el merendero de la playa de Vera
La asociación de vecinos Veraplayazul, que califica el hecho de “hachazo a la convivencia” culpa al Ayuntamiento de permitir el corte de pinos y el destrozo del patrimonio natural del municipio así como de un punto de encuentro de la ciudadanía.

La asociación de vecinos Veraplayazul ha denunciado que una tala salvaje ha destrozado el merendero de la playa de Vera. Un espacio que formaba parte de su patrimonio natural y cultural pues acogía, frente a un conocido hotel, la única pinada de su litoral y era un punto de encuentro y de convivencia en actos festivos como el Día de la Vieja.

Añaden los vecinos que la constructora de una finca colindante “no sólo ha arremetido contra los pinos” que se asientan en su terreno sino que “ha roto la valla del merendero para comenzar el hachazo por los que acogía el espacio vecinal”, siempre abierto al disfrute del público. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nudonaturismo

3 weeks ago

La carrera nudista de Sopela cumple 18 años

La tradicional carrera nudista de Sopela se convirtió en una de las celebraciones más sonadas del verano como cada verano en el norte desde 1999. Familias enteras y multitud de bañistas se congregaron en la playa Salvaje para disfrutar de una prueba donde lo principal no es llegar primero aunque cada vez participa gente mas preparada que demuestra un gran nivel

El triatleta Ander Sáez fue el más rápido de los 58 participantes en completar los 5 kilómetros de la prueba.
El triatleta Ander Sáez fue el más rápido de los 58 participantes en completar los 5 kilómetros de la prueba.

La prueba tuvo dos categorías: la testimonial, de un kilómetro; y la absoluta, de cinco, sobre arena. A pesar de la dureza por el calor y el terreno, los participantes marcaron muy buenos tiempos. se calzó la txapela que le acredita como el hombre desnudo más rápido de este año. Tardó 18 minutos y 8 segundos en completar los 5 kilómetros, lo que supone una media de 3’38” el kilómetro. Un muy buen tiempo. Aitor Sarrionaindia, ganador en 2013 y un clásico en estas pruebas, fue segundo; y Javier Delgado completó el podium llegando un minuto más tarde que el primero. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Deporte y Nudismo

3 weeks ago

Traumatised?

So often we read stories featuring adults who say, in relation to nudity -in or out off a naturist context- ‘but my child might see this!’

Let’s be honest : children aren’t traumatised by simple nudity.

They may be taught to be ‘traumatised’ by it, but that’s down to you, the adult failing in your parenting skills. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: the sl naturist

3 weeks ago