In the late 1980s a battle emerged between federal officials’ efforts to protect the breeding environment of piping plovers and Rhode Island’s nudists and their use of the same spot — Moonstone Beach in South County. And, of course, add in a little political intrigue.
The piping plovers are a federally protected endangered species.
Naturist Stuart McConville, who beat an offensive behaviour charge in Byron Bay Local Court last week, is encouraging other people who’ve been charged go to court rather than pay the fine.
Mr McConville pleaded guilty to the offence for legal reasons, but Magistrate Dunlevy recorded no conviction.
Mr McConville welcomed the result and said it should encourage others who had been served with a fine, adding that taking the matter to court cost him less than the $500 fine he would have had to pay. Continued…Read full original article…
Naturists come from all political stripes. Liberals, conservatives, middle of the road folks, all enjoy the freedom of nudity once they discover it. Legalized nudity is a goal for many nudists around the world.
What would the world look like if nudity was legalized everywhere?
Well, probably not much different than it looks now.
If nudity was legalized everywhere, it would be up to the property owner to determine whether or not they allowed it. This means that store owners would have the choice to allow naked people in or to kick them out. Nudists wouldn’t be able to just invade Wal-Marts or shopping malls. I imagine there would be a lot of companies that would forbid it. Continued…Read full original article…
If you’re a fan of shedding your clothes, you may be interested to learn that a giant picnic will be held in a public park in Paris to celebrate the inaugural Journée Parisienne du Naturisme (Parisian Day of Naturism). The event will take place on 24 June at the naturist area of the Bois de Vincennes, east of the French capital.
The event is being run by the ANP L’Association des Naturistes de Paris and the plan is that it will be held in future on the last Sunday of June annually. This year, a yoga class will be held at 11.30am followed by the picnic, and the event itself runs from 10am to 6pm. The naturist area at the park opened for two months in 2017, and has re-opened for six months this year, forming part of the city’s “open-minded vision for the use of Parisian public spaces.” The zone is open between 8am and 7.30pm near the park’s bird reserve until October. Continued…Read full original article…
No, Nudist’s Aren’t Perverts. One common misconception of Nudists is that they are sex addicts and perverts. In fact, one need not to go far for articles that address the issue. But what are Nudists really about?
Although sex and nudism are two very different things, it’s easy to understand how and why people may confuse them. Many people view the naked body as something sexual, probably because a lot of shared naked activities are sex. So it’s understandable. And men, in particular, can be viewed as predatory if naked outside of these situations.
We are also brought up to view nudity as shameful, or dirty, dependent on either social, family or religious beliefs. It’s just being human. But, at the same time, so is learning.
The ‘Why?’ of Nudism varies on depending the person you ask, and that meaning may be very deep and special. For some, it is a lifestyle, for others; philosophical. It may even be a political and cultural statement. No matter the reason, the intent is usually good. And that’s great.
And when asked to describe Nudism, practitioners often use similar words. Freedom, relaxation, liberty, comfort and harmony are ubiquitous. And between these different definitions, there is one more important agreement. Nudism, as practised outside of the bedroom, doesn´t have anything to do with sexual pleasure. Continued…Read full original article…
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.)
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…
Las instalaciones de Lago abren a las 11h de la mañana y cierran a las 21h. Se trata de un día de libre uso de bañador. Por ello es muy conveniente estar allí desde la apertura para crear un ambiente mayoritario nudista que empuje a los usuarios que vayan entrando a unirse y se aventuren a probar la mejor forma de disfrutar de un día de piscina. La mejor con gran diferencia. Animar a vuestros amigos y familias a participar de esta experiencia, especialmente educativa para los niños y niñas. Sólo está abierta la piscina de abajo ya que el resto se las instalaciones están en obras.
Un año más, ADN celebra el Día Mundial del Naturismo con una jornada nudista en la Piscina de Lago, en la Casa de Campo de Madrid, con metro a la puerta. Lleva el bocadillo, bebida y crema protectora. Continued…Read full original article…
Thousands of Germans take to the beach or the sauna — very public places — without wearing anything. Public nudity isn’t considered indecency, it’s considered culture.
The nudist movement goes by the initials FKK, which stand for Freikörperkultur, or “free body culture.” For Germans, nudity isn’t always sexual, and FKK has a long history, including a brief stint when it was banned by the National Socialists (Nazis) under Adolf Hitler.
Nudism “isn’t really erotic,” Gregor Gysi, president of the European Left party, told Deutsche Welle (DW)’s Rachel Loxton. “I see FKK as a possible counterweight to the ubiquitous sexualization in advertising, but also in society in general.” Continued…Read full original article…
Le boom du naturisme Le naturisme est en vogue actuellement, comme le montrent plusieurs initiatives. En France, pays pionnier de cette pratique, les événements se multiplient, à la faveur de l’amélioration des moyens de communication, mais aussi d’un engouement inédit pour ce qui est considéré comme un véritable mouvement.
Ainsi, un site de locations de vacances « où l’habillement est optionnel », sur le modèle d’Airbnb, a vu le jour il y a 2 mois, NaturistBnB. Ses fondateurs, Petri et Minna Karjalainen, eux-mêmes naturistes, l’ont créé parce qu’ils étaient frustrés de ne pas trouver de logements précisant que les naturistes y seraient particulièrement bienvenus.
NaturistBnB propose déjà un grand nombre de locations de vacances ; on peut y trouver des cabanes dans les arbres, des voiliers, et même des appartements situés dans des capitales. Continued…Read full original article…
Why Germany’s nudist culture remains refreshing From lakes to saunas and parks: Is Germany’s nudist culture, known as FKK, dying out or still making waves? It’s still strong enough to inspire a change of attitude for Berlin-based expats.
At first glance it seems like a regular beach scene: Children running in and out the water, sandwiches being passed around families and couples sunning themselves.
But on closer inspection most people at Krumme Lanke, a lake in the south west of Berlin have something in common.
They aren’t wearing a scrap of clothing. And it’s a non-event. No one cares and no one is surprised. There’s nothing sexy about it. It’s 25C; it’s a very hot spring day and there’s really no need for clothing if you don’t feel like wearing it. Continued…Read full original article…
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.
“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…
Today, I have found the opportunity to bring a new presence to SkyCladTherapist. Joy Nelson, a fellow Canadian, is living an authentic life that embraces naturism. She has her own website in which she asks her readers to “Drop into a space of sacred silence and allow your mind to relax as you connect with your inner and outer nakedness.” Her message resonates with much of what I have to say here. I do hope you visit her site which is linked above. With that said, I invite you to read on.
I, like many others that I know in the face-to-face world and the world of cyberspace, am a naturist. I choose to not wear clothing when and where it is possible to do so. When I am clothing free, I am not searching for someone to notice my nakedness, rather I am simply revelling in the freedom from clothing. It’s a choice. I often claim that there is also an aspect of compulsion, something about the unconscious part of who I am also being involved in the choice for nudity. It’s hard to admit, but none of us is fully conscious enough to escape the imperatives of the unconscious self. Continued…Read full original article…
There was a time in my life when being naked was normal. My first four years were spent almost entirely in the nude, joined at the hip by my twin sister — her name is Mary Scott, although I call her Sissy. She also calls me that. Sorry for the confusion. The two of us would strip to our birthday suits every time our mom tried to put us in matching outfits. We didn’t mind the matching; it was the suffocating feeling of being clothed that we couldn’t stand.
Growing up in rural Virginia, we played in the creek and the mud, ran through our yard chasing big dogs, sat on our porch eating popsicles, all while being naked. As we got older we wore more clothes, but we never lost sight of the freedom of being naked. We would skinny dip off of our friends’ docks, taking turns stashing each others’ clothes, collapsing in laughter in the frantic search for a cover-up under the revealing light of a full moon.
We got older and more self-conscious, struggling with body image issues, my sister especially, punishing herself for years with a restricted diet and obsessive workouts. It hurt me to see my sister struggle, and naturally, being her identical twin, I struggled to keep up, wanting our bodies to look the same forever. Our latter teenage and college years were riddled with various body issues. After a while, I didn’t like being naked anymore. Continued…Read full original article…
Today’s post features Lanie, a professional model from the U.K. who has been gracious enough to allow me to bring her photos here. Today’s topic doesn’t speak about her life or state-of-being, but her photos do evoke some of the mystery and depth of humanity that is the theme of today’s post.
Though I experienced naturism first as a teenager, it never became anything but a rare escape from life’s complexities for the next few decades. Then midlife came and shook up the world as I knew it. I didn’t think so then, but now upon looking back, I’m grateful for this pivotal part of my history. Continued…Read full original article…
The Spanish Naturism Federation lists as many as 10 nudist beaches in the municipality of Lorca, including, rather surprisingly, the Playa de Puntas de Calnegre, which is backed by a row of beachfront restaurants, but in terms of official Town Hall designation it is only as of 1st June 2018 that the first nudist beach in Lorca is officially recognized.
After much deliberation, the beach decided on is Cala Junquera, one of a series of small coves at the foot of the rugged cliffs and rocks which constitute the lower slopes of the mountains of the Loma de Bas. This location provides some spectacular backdrops from Puntas de Calnegre in the north-east, on the boundary with Mazarrón, to Playa Larga, which is very close to the municipality of Águilas in the south-west. Continued…Read full original article…
IRISH nudists plan to kick BUTT this morning for World No Tobacco Day.
Birthday suit buffs, who recently celebrated the awarding of a skinny dip spot, will gather on a beach near Brittas, Co Wicklow, to fight the fag-ends problem.
It comes as the Irish Naturists Association prepares to celebrate Ireland’s first ever flesh-friendly dip site.
Earlier this year, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council agreed to erect public notices at Hawk Cliff in Dalkey, south Co Dublin, warning others about bare-cheeked bathers.
We revealed the move followed law changes which mean naked swimmers are doing nothing illegal. And ahead of the official unveiling of the signs, naturists want to attack the rubbish issue. Continued…Read full original article…
Have you ever wondered how your neighbours really live behind closed doors?
Away from the school events and the church bazaars, you would be quite surprised to find out how they spend their time.
And if you happened to find out that your neighbours were naturists, then you might have to re-evaluate your friendship with them. Or, would you?
Estelle* and Pieter* from Pretoria visited the Scenic Drive to talk to Rian van Heerden and the team about what it really means to follow the clothes-free lifestyle. Continued…Read full original article…
Las vacaciones de verano se han esfumado casi sin que nos demos cuenta. Parece que fue ayer cuando llegábamos a una ciudad costera, abandonábamos las bolsas y maletas en la puerta de un apartamento y corríamos a la playa más cercana. El único requisito para colocar el primer pie fuera del marco de la puerta era haberse puesto antes el bañador.
Hay algunos sitios donde esto último ni siquiera hace falta. Los que prefieren pasearse en cueros por la arena ganan un tiempo precioso: no tienen que preocuparse del traje de baño. Ni del principal, ni de ese secundario que algunas personas llevan para evitar humedades incómodas. Continued…Read full original article…
Although still taboo in many places, casting aside your clothes at the shore has become a customary practice around the world in recent times.
From rocky coastlines to talcum powder fine sands, and big city bays to secluded shores, there are now hundreds of beaches where it’s perfectly legal (or at least de facto legal) to sunbathe, swim and otherwise frolic beside the sea in nothing more than your birthday suit.
“Soft, smooth sand, warm ocean breeze, gentle ocean waves and lots of other naturists makes for a great clothing-optional beach,” says Nicky Hoffman of The Naturist Society, who’s also the managing editor of Nude & Natural magazine and co-author of “The World’s Best Nude Beaches & Resorts.”
While clothing-optional beach destinations may seem like a modern invention, it’s actually quite an old idea, a product of the otherwise prudish Victorian era. Continued…Read full original article…
Probablemente cuando hablamos de naturismo en Europa, uno de los países que mas tenemos en mente por su apertura y normalización social con el desnudo así como la variedad de lugares donde poder ir de vacaciones o afiliarse a centros naturistas es sin lugar a dudas Francia.
Uno de los destinos más frecuentes o con mayor oferta naturista es la región de Aquitania donde cerca de un 33% del turismo va a esta zona del país. Su normalización está mas extendida por todo el país pero quizás en esta zona es donde más personas y familias deciden visitar y pasar unos días. Continued…Read full original article…
When most people think about nudism they generally think of sunbathing, volleyball, the beach, or the “colony”. Nudism is usually associated with outdoor activity.
But what happens when the weather, or living situation, won’t allow for traditional naturism?
Well, you do what you have to. As I said in “So What, You Like, Go Naked All The Time?” naturism doesn’t have to be limited to just camps or clubs or beaches. Nudism can be practiced anytime and anywhere, especially in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
What are some of the things you can do as an indoor naturist? Well… Anything you can do clothed. Chores like dishes, laundry (though a bit less), cooking (yes, even the proverbial frying bacon), and cleaning are all more fun and comfortable in the nude. Continued…Read full original article…
Esta no va a ser una entrada que guste mucho, tampoco será de la más sea compartida, pero les guste o no, es la verdad…. El problema NO es el estigma del sexo, ( que tampoco deja de serlo) tampoco son los gobiernos de derecha que como he escuchado coartan las libertades (no hay y ni ha habido un gobierno de izquierda que defienda el Nudismo-naturismo)…. No señores el problema del naturismo somos los Naturistas.
Estemos claros cada día hay menos interés por el Nudismo-naturismo, las playa nudista son cada vez más textiles y los nudistas somos más acomplejados y temerosos de su “estilo de vida” y eso es la triste verdad… Continued…Read full original article…
Naturism is often controversial. Although our polling has shown a positive public reception, often the fringe opinions matter most. Those with the loudest voices are heard, and unfortunately the law is misunderstood. Stigma still exists, and especially for men. And let’s face it, a naked man will always raise more concern than a naked woman. So what is it really like to live as a Male Naturist? What are the pitfalls and what does it mean to stand out? We sat down with ‘M’ from Belgium to find out.
M is an independent Consultant from Belgium, and began his journey in Naturism twenty-five years ago. Like many, his experience began with a naked sauna and swimming. He recounts his memories fondly Continued…Read full original article…
A couple ejected from a nudist colony for renovating a bush cabin have laid bare their wrangle with the club as part of legal action over $80,000 in damages.
Fiji-based Robert and Alwyn Nink, both 57, joined the Helios Society in the Dandenong Ranges in 2016, thinking it was an ideal place to escape from the world with like-minded nude enthusiasts.
However, the experience has left the Ninks feeling anything but liberated, as a battle to upgrade their cabin turned into a nasty feud with the nudist club’s secretary that led to allegations of cups of urine being left on a table. Continued…Read full original article…
Veraplayazul lamenta que el consistorio tire por la borda el desarrollo turístico, acuciado por los vertidos y la negligencia municipal.
El tijeretazo coincide con la pérdida de la única bandera azul que ondeaba en el municipio.
El Ayuntamiento de Vera se ha vuelto a superar al suprimir de un plumazo el gasto para la reparación y mantenimiento de sus playas. De los ya escasos 65.000 euros presupuestados para 2018 ha decidido recortar 62.740, con lo que dedicará al cuidado de sus 6 kilómetros de playa la ridícula cantidad anual de 2.260 euros, un 97% menos de lo aprobado. Esto es, el consistorio veratense se gastará 6 euros al día para mantener en buen estado sus 6 kilómetros de playa que, en algunos tramos, supera los cien metros de ancho y de ahí que se la conozca como El Playazo.
Aprobado en el pleno del 19 de abril, el tijeretazo demuestra el interés del equipo de Gobierno de Vera y de su alcalde Félix López por sus vecinos tanto del interior como del litoral, pues representa un duro varapalo al desarrollo turístico, verdadero motor de la economía local.
La asociación Veraplayazul, conformada por 10.000 vecinos de 18 urbanizaciones, considera el hachazo una provocación dado el olvido y la negligencia municipal en el litoral. Tal y como ha denunciado repetidamente Veraplayazul, la limpieza de la arena brilla por su ausencia, ya que el Ayuntamiento o sus empresas concesionarias se limitan a rastrillar, enterrando la basura hasta que, como es obvio, vuelve a resurgir; las pasarelas de acceso de madera están siempre rotas y las de hormigón están pensadas para el beneficio de empresas privadas; la calidad de los aseos y duchas es muy mejorable, así como el cuidado de los jardines, aceras y calles, la iluminación y la seguridad en todo el litoral veratense. Continued…Read full original article…
I also know that in Europe, for instance, the two words are used differently. Naturism appeared after nudism. I’ve been thinking about those two words recently.
Thoughts on the difference
Nudism. The word has ‘nude’ as its base. Being nude. Like the people in the image on the right, playing bowling, having a clothes free, good time. Great for them, and if you’d ask me I’d join them in an instant. For one it’s a great way to be socially nude, and for another it would be nice to practice bowling again. (I truly suck at it.)
Naturism. The word has ‘nature’ at its base. Being with/part of nature, like the people on the left. Naked in nature, being part of it and experiencing it that way. Exposing themselves to the real, rough world in their own vulnerability. It’s a way to get things into perspective. Continued…Read full original article…
One of the main reasons why we started this project is to show the world that naturists are not some strange dark commune but that actually everyone could be one… Or could enjoy being one if they took the first step.
Our main example of “everyone” is of course ourselves, we write posts about naturism in general but also about our own experiences. But some of you might be thinking “Yes sure, those two are probably just the strange kids in the block…” (nah, we know you’re not thinking that about us, but we’re trying to write an introduction here). So we decided to let other naturists have a word as well.
Det är det bästa valet bland lokala naturister tack vare den pittoreska Magelungen sjön, liten mysig sandstrand, fin grön gräsmatta omgiven av träd. Det finns också grundläggande bekvämligheter som dusch och picknickbord. Kolla runt bara, så hittar du en bra plats för dig själv, antingen bredvid andra människor eller i ett lugnt hörn.
Den plana gräsmattan är utmärkt för att sola, naturligtvis men det skulle också vara perfekt för många aktiviteter, som volleyboll eller fotboll, yoga, kampsport och whatnot. Synd att lokala naturister verkade inte nytta av detta. Jag lärde min lokala värd, som jag fick veta tack vare TrueNudists nätverk, några grunder av akro-yoga. Vi kan bara drömma om att ha något liknande i New York City! Det var några personer som simmade och i slutet av maj var vattnet tillräckligt varmt för det redan. Continued…Read full original article…
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…
The practices of nude sunbathing and “meercatting” on a notorious section of Papamoa beach has been discussed in a council meeting this afternoon.
Tauranga City Council’s community and culture committee was considering a reviewed Beaches Bylaw.
Staff had elected not to include anything in the bylaw about nudity on the beach, but councillors said it was an issue that residents regularly raised with them.
Mount Maunganui/Papamoa ward councillor Steve Morris said residents had spoken to him about an area of Papamoa Beach which had historically been known for nude sunbathing.
It’s understood the area he was referring to was off Sandhurst Drive. The beach, near the junction of Maranui St and Papamoa Beach Rd, has been enjoyed by nudists for decades. Continued…Read full original article…
I’ve been thinking [oh no, not again] about World Naked Gardening Day. I see that there are two problems associated with the concept. The first concept is that of “Garden.” Like most people, I think of garden as a place to grow food, or perhaps to grow flowers. But on closer reflection, I am taken to the term used as “The Garden of Eden.”
Naturists have hailed their first nudist visit to a Paris art gallery as an “incredible success” with a waiting list of 30,000 but only 161 visitors allowed in.
Numbers were kept strictly limited for the closed-doors event at the Palais de Tokyo Centre d’Art Contemporain, which was held before normal opening hours when ‘textiles’ arrived.
Naturists from as far as the US arrived fully-clothed then undressed in a side room before viewing the Discorde, fille de la nuit exhibition. Guided groups of six were led by uniformed gallery staff to see works by such as Kader Attia, Neil Beloufa and Jean-Jacques Lebel.
Later, they had a celebratory drink, naked, on the roof of the gallery that looks over to the Eiffel Tower.
The Association des Naturistes de Paris hailed the visit as an “incredible moment, what a success!”
¿Desnudarse es feminista? Un cuerpo femenino sin ropa despierta todo tipo de juicios contra las mujeres. ¿A qué se debe esto?
Primero, cada mujer tiene derecho a desnudarse donde quiera y a elegir que le tomen fotos desnuda. Eso no tiene nada de malo. Un cuerpo desnudo es solo un cuerpo desnudo, no tendría que ser sorpresa para nadie que una mujer tenga pezones debajo de su blusa. Pero como vivimos en un mundo sexista, el desnudo de una mujer es leído como un motivo de vergüenza, una pérdida de la virtud, una muestra de falta de autoestima, un semáforo en verde para que otros se masturben con su imagen. En realidad es absurdo que tantas lecturas castiguen a las mujeres por desnudarse, mientras que si un hombre lo hace, por mucho llega a ser irreverente. Y se pone peor: si una mujer se desnuda y le gusta su cuerpo, la gente la acusará de vanidosa, superficial, provocadora y hasta estúpida. En resumen, las mujeres somos castigadas si tomamos control de nuestro cuerpo y, más aún, si osamos asumirnos como seres sexuales.
El problema no es que las mujeres se desnuden. El problema es que muchas veces esos desnudos son explotados por una industria que deshumaniza y explota los cuerpos de las mujeres para lucrarse. En 1975, la crítica feminista Laura Mulvey creó el concepto ‘male gaze’. Mulvey argumenta que en el cine se impone una mirada masculina; es decir, la cámara asume la perspectiva de un hombre, heterosexual, cisgénero. Esto se evidencia cuando la cámara nos impone mirar de arriba a abajo un cuerpo, o cuando solo vemos un cierto tipo de desnudo (el de la mujer joven y delgada), que es el único que agrada al patriarcado. Decimos que es una mirada que ‘deshumaniza’ porque se trata de un sujeto que mira a un objeto (y ese objeto es una persona, como las mujeres en Playboy). Es una mirada tan invasiva que las mujeres la hemos interiorizado cuando nos miramos en el espejo. Sirve, cómo no, para vender revistas, películas y todo tipo de entretenimiento. Esa convergencia compleja de los cuerpos de las mujeres convertidos en mercancía y el castigo social que provoca el desnudo hace que sean productos casi irresistibles. Continued…Read full original article…
It was about 15 years ago when I had an epiphany. I was on holiday in Greece and there was the opportunity to go out on a boat and watch the moon rise over the mountains. It was beautiful, there was phosphorescence in the water and another lady, who had brought her swimming togs, got in to swim.