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Auckland nudists told to ‘cover up’ by DoC park ranger during pre-Christmas beach event

A pre-Christmas “family-friendly” nudist event at an Auckland beach was “safe, social and accepting”, according to a participant – the only party pooper being a Department of Conservation park ranger, who was less impressed with the naturist party.

The ‘Barely Three Days Before Christmas’ event on Sunday urged Aucklanders to embrace what their mother gave them for a “day of naturist beach fun”.

The event was held at Pohutukawa Bay, just north of Long Bay on Auckland’s North Shore. 

Although there are no official nude beaches in New Zealand, the bay is typically described as a popular spot for naked beachgoers. 

“The event was very enjoyable… no [one] was judging anyone based on what they were wearing or whether they were in shape or not… it’s a safe, social and accepting atmosphere,” naturist and event participant Josh Klaver told Newshub.

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However, one Department of Conservation (DoC) park ranger was not so accepting.

“The only disruption was a DoC park ranger who asked some of us to cover up because we were within sight of the nearby walking track,” Klaver said.

“We continued as we were and didn’t hear from her again. She was polite, although lacking a little common sense. The walking track only goes to Pohutukawa Bay or the full Okura bushwalk, and it’s quite common to see naturists from the track.”

Klaver claimed the nudist gathering, which was marketed as a family-friendly outing, was “safe and enjoyable” for children and a number of families attended earlier in the day.

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Source: Newshub

Original publication 23 December, 2019

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Want to try something nude these holidays? Head to Bermagui’s Armands Beach

It’s that time of year again when the mercury soars and a quick dip beckons.

But who wants to wrestle with soggy swimmers? There’s nothing that will make you feel further from the office or worksite this holiday season than tossing aside your clothes – yes, all of them – and plunging into the waters of the Sapphire Coast au naturel.

And if you’d like to make it a legal skinny dip, Armands Beach near Bermagui should be on your list. It was declared legally clothes-optional by Bega Valley Shire Council in November 1993 and is frequented by a posse of locals known as the Armands Beach Leisure Group. The group runs annual events which are open to all.

Armands Beach, near Bermagui, is the only legal clothing-optional beach on the south coast.
Armands Beach Leisure Group. Armands Beach, near Bermagui, is the only legal clothing-optional beach on the south coast.

“It is a clothing-optional beach,” emphasises Dave Bulman, a member of the beach leisure group and frequent visitor to Armands Beach, “so people can wear whatever they are comfortable in”.

The beach was named after Armand Lemmeric, a Frenchman who owned a farm behind Armands Beach and regularly swam nude there.

According to Dave, in the 1930s the beach was known for its nude cricket matches.

Dave says that after growing up “very shy and self-conscious”, he now lives nude as much as he can and feels comfortable in his own skin.

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Source: Riotact

Original publication 22 December, 2019

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Erections And Social Nudity…What’S The Go?

‘I’m worried I might get an erection…’ As a naked yoga instructor and someone who speaks publicly about normalising non-sexual nudity and a nudist-friendly lifestyle…this is one of the most common concerns males express to me when it comes to considering social nudity. Generally speaking, erections is a topic that I feel is not touched on anywhere near enough…even within the nudist community. It is a topic that I feel deserves a whole lot more understanding and a lot less shame…especially when it comes to social nudity. A topic that I feel is just as important for us women to understand as it is for men. From the physiology of erections all the way through to erection etiquette, I am here today to open up the discussion and speak candidly on a topic that has been a long time coming and is in dire need of clarification and resolution.

Whilst many males express their keen interest to participate in non-sexual social nudity and embody a more body positive and nudist-friendly lifestyle, unfortunately fear of getting an erection is also one of the biggest deterrents that hinders many males from actually getting involved in the first place.

To be honest, when it comes to social nudity, it (erection) doesn’t happen anywhere near as much as you might think as an outsider looking in. Some males I have spoken to have expressed that whilst, yes, this was an initial concern for them, once they stripped down and settled in, they discovered that it wasn’t an issue. When it comes to social nudity…experiencing an erection is something that may or may not happen…and, if it does happen to you, the most important thing is the way in which you approach and handle the situation.

To clarify with absolute resolution…an erection, in and of itself, is not something that needs to be shamed, feared and judged…yes, even when it comes to non-sexual social nudity.

There is so much misperception, misunderstanding and stigma around erections. All this stigma and taboo comes down to a lack of awareness, conversation and education on the topic. With little to no conversation on the subject, we’re left with presumptuous judgements that have us confused and disillusioned about the topic.

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Source: The Nude Blogger

Original publication 19 December, 2019

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Northampton Sun Group

Northampton Sun Group
Northampton Sun Group

Northampton Sun Group (NSG) has been meeting for skinnydips in Northampton on Sunday evenings since 1982. The doors open at 5:15pm and close at 6:00pm. The evenings start at 5.30pm and finish at 8.00pm. The mid-evening refreshment break gives members and visitors the opportunity to chat and socialise with each other, we often close the break with a few jokes.

We hold skinny dips every week (except Bank Holiday weekends and the summer holidays) at The Mounts Baths – Trilogy Health and Fitness, Northampton for swimming and the use of the venue’s Swedish Sauna & Steam Room, we also have the use of three Turkish Hot Rooms to relax in and a lounge area for refreshments plus a table tennis table. It’s the ultimate skinny dipping experience and a great way to finish the weekend!

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Northampton Sun Group is affiliated to British Naturism, which is the UK’s internationally recognised organisation for Naturism in the UK.

New Visitors are always welcome, just turn up.

If you are an individual or a couple and are interested in coming to one of our ‘skinny dip’ evenings or joining NSG just go to our Membership and Contact pages, there you will find all the information you need. If you are new to Skinny Dipping you are welcome to wear your swimming costume on your first visit.

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The Divers Swim Naked In The Waters Of The Historical Mining Pools Of Cornwall (Brazil)

Laura Evans, a wild swimming enthusiast, said today: “Swimming naked is one of those pleasures that money can’t buy.”

Many of the pools are relics of the Cornwall mining industry and have been forgotten or destroyed in the last 50 years.

Naked divers flock to the impressive and secret coastal mining pools of Cornwall, claiming that being naked at sea improves their health and brings them closer to nature.

She added: ‘With the tidal pools that offer privacy, it means you can undress and enjoy the water in a truly immersive way. When appropriate, it is the only way to choose to swim. ‘

Naked divers, many of whom prefer to be called ‘wild swimmers’, have been swimming in artificial wells for the past 50 years, but have been empty since the end of the Cornwall tin mining industry.

Many of them are on the coast and naturally fill with water, and their unique shape makes them perfect pools.

Swimming naked in Britain is not illegal unless it causes an ‘alarm or shame’ to witnesses or has a sexual motive.

In western Cornwall, there is a pool known as Pullandase in the Kenidjack Valley, once an important tin mining area where the remains of the industry are still visible today.

Although hard to reach, Pullandase is still popular with wild swimmers, including Miss. Evans, by St Ives.

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Source: Naturismo Peru / ANNLI (Naturism / National and International Nudism)

Original publication 19 December, 2019

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The Issue of Body Hair and Naturism

I once again find myself writing here, wondering at the same time, why do I do this? Why do I write a blog post, especially on a site that is really not one that has a significant readership? Why do I place photos of myself in these posts? Obviously, it can’t be mostly about being an exhibitionist, though there is a bit of that in every blog post written by most people regardless of whether they are naturists, nudists, or folk that find comfort and safety in their clothing. With an average of about 12 visitors each day over the past two weeks, it is also, obviously, not about feeding my fan base. Okay, I’ll admit that the past two weeks have been an anomaly when it comes to my visitor count – December has its other demands from us. But the point remains, writing here does not seem to be about “others.” I guess that means that whatever is prompting me to keep writing on the blog site is about “self” – me, moi.

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Skyclad

This photo, for example, is one taken this morning for me. The unedited version was placed in my personal journal which I maintain with more effort than I do this blog site. The photo was taken because of my attempt to be transparent with myself. It serves as a record of my physical state while the words serve as a record of my psychological state of being. The journal can’t really be called a diary as it doesn’t record much of what happened in my world. Now, I assume that simply knowing that I keep such a journal, one would wonder what the purpose of using some of my journal photos in this blog site is all about.

I took this photo because I had just trimmed off most of my body hair, something I will do again in two weeks time before we fly off to Ecuador. The photo then becomes a record; that’s it, an objective record of my physical self for December 19th, 2019. After writing my journal entry, I wondered about this whole thing regarding body hair and naturism. I’m seventy years old and no one cares if I have body hair or not. In the world of social naturism, especially in the online version of that collective, body hair sparks a never-ending debate. It seems absurd when you thing about it, especially when the body hair on one’s head is rarely questioned.

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Source: A Canadian Naturist

Original publication 19 December, 2019

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Benton officials are faced with a ‘strange’ request — make clothes optional at a riverfront park

A Tri-Citian is asking Benton County officials to consider designating a section of Hover Park as “clothing optional.”

The request recently came in from a man who specifically named the rural riverside park as the location for what otherwise might be known as a nude beach.

Now, officials are trying to determine what exactly this man expects, and how he would want it done before pursuing the idea further.

Hover Park is about 200-acres of undeveloped open space about six miles downstream on Columbia River the of Two Rivers Park in the Finley area. It’s operated by the Benton County Parks Department.
Bob Brawdy TRI-CITY HERALD Hover Park is about 200-acres of undeveloped open space about six miles downstream on Columbia River the of Two Rivers Park in the Finley area. It’s operated by the Benton County Parks Department.

Adam Fyall, the county’s parks project manager and sustainable development manager, said it is just an idea at this point and not even a proposal.

The man’s name has not been disclosed.

Mention of the idea at a Benton County commissioners’ meeting earlier this month elicited some laughs from the board and audience.

Fyall so far has had one quick phone conversation with the man but isn’t sure just how serious he is.

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Source: Tri-City Herald

Original publication 15 December, 2019

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Naturism & Exhibitionism: Enemies or First Cousins?

Some people dismiss streakers, naked protesters and even nudists and life models as ‘exhibitionists’ without fully appreciating that we are all, to a greater or lesser extent, motivated by exhibitionism. We learn to be that way in order to stay alive. A baby needs to be seen and to be noticed by its mother, and this need continues to operate in us throughout our lives… Every human being is motivated by this deep desire to be seen, to have attention paid to them, to be noticed and to be heard.
Philip Carr-Gomm, A Brief History of Nakedness, 2012
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I keep trying to figure out how the social media thing coincides – in a meaningful way – with the naturist cause. I recently re-established my presence on Facebook and Instagram, (simply waiting for someone on a minimum wage salary to shut off my account for too much butt cleavage), hoping I might reinvigorate my web/blog presence to keep spreading the word that naked is not as weird as some have made it out to be.

Naturists or Exhibitionists?
Naturists or Exhibitionists?

But I have to say, forging the shark-infested waters of social media can be daunting! I’m less than a week into a new Facebook profile, and I can’t even count the number of “friend requests” from “beautiful women” who all have the same bio and no profile, or even more bizarre (to me!) private messages that routinely follow this same script:

Them: Hi. How r u

Me: Well, thank you. Trying to get a lot of morning stuff done.

Them: r u naked?

Me: Ummm… (In fact, I probably am.)

ThemFull body shot focused on genitalia appears in thread.

Me: Wow. Nice work there. Gotta go, Have an 8 o’clock meeting!

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Source: The Meandering Naturist

Original publication 26 July, 2018

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Nudist swimmers complain they have been kicked out of leisure centre after floor to ceiling windows set to be installed

Nudist swimmers have complained they were booted out of a leisure centre after a renovation will see the installation of floor to ceiling windows.

Alton Sports Centre used to host once-a-month sessions for swimmers who wanted to strip off.

Swimming costumes, like the ones in this picture, are allowed
SWNS Swimming costumes, like the ones in this picture, are allowed

The naturist group says it has been holding the sessions since the 1990s, and that 34 people regularly attend to swim naked.

Plans for the new building  include a substantial amount of glazing and floor to ceiling windows along two sides of the main pool, making it visible from the cafe, reception, climbing and soft play areas.

One aggrieved nudist, Julian, who did not give his last name, told the BBC that those who had attended the final session on Sunday “were very dismayed indeed” by the decision.

He accused the centre’s management of “not engaging with or discussing the issue in any way with the naturist users of the sports centre during the construction of the replacement building”.

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Source: Daily Telegraph

Original publication 10 January, 2020

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Dating & Nudism

We get asked a lot of questions, but probably the most common questions have to do with relationships, love, dating, etc. A few months ago we did a workshop on this topic at a naturist gathering. so we thought it might be useful to the nudist world to share some highlights with you.

Should I look for a nudist partner?

  • NO….nudists only make up 1-3% of the population. To focus on finding that sort of rare individual is like looking for a needle in a haystack. It would severely limit your dating pool and probably end up working against your dating success. In fact, 75-80% of nudists in the USA are already married! The good part of that statistic is that many nudists report being introduced to nudism by their partner.
  • So, focus on compatibility….true compatibility. That is what makes a relationship work. Communication and “speaking the same language” matter far more than whether he or she wears pants.
Sam & Aleah
Sam & Aleah
  • You want what THEY want, a rounded balanced interesting person. BALANCE matters….for you as an individual and for them. A person who is a nudist to the point of imbalance will have a very difficult time dating….not because they are a nudist, but because they are not a balanced person. So, focus on nudism simply being a part of the bigger picture of who you are, instead of the ONE THING that you wish you could find in a partner.
  • Don’t use one of those nudist dating websites. Seriously…..don’t waste your time.
  • You have a better chance of meeting somebody who is NOT a nudist that is open to trying it than you do meeting a nudist who you are compatible with. So make your goal compatibility and true connection.

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Source: Our Natural Blog

Original publication 4 December, 2019

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Nudism is for You

Many people are interested in nudism but never give it a try. There are a number of reasons for this – and a number of excuses.

What’s the difference? If it’s a reason, it’s something that is actually preventing you from trying it. Maybe you live too far from a nudist venue. Or the people around you are not accepting of the idea. Or you’re worried about the professional implications if someone found out that you’re a nudist.

These are all potentially legitimate reasons you can’t participate in nudism, or at least some aspect of it. (You can always try it at home when everyone else is gone, or you can go somewhere secluded…) But in this post I’m talking about excuses, not legitimate reasons. Excuses are just as likely to keep someone from trying out nudism, especially social nudism – in fact, they might be even more likely to stop someone than legitimate reasons are.

Nudism is for You

There are many fears associated with nudism that fall into this category. Heck, that’s the reason I wrote my first book on nudism! I recognized that if a wannabe nudist were armed with a little more knowledge, they could probably get past many of their misgivings.

People’s fears about nudity and nudism aren’t really surprising. Our society’s attitudes turn into negative messages that we hear every single day.

“Nudity is sexualized.”
“Bodies are commodified.”
“Seeing nude people is morally wrong.”
“Nude people is disgusting.”
“No one wants to see that!”

The modern world is a pretty unfriendly place for nudists, in many ways. It’s not surprising that we internalize those messages, and turn them into reasons not to be who we want to be.

I hope it’s clear that I don’t blame people for the excuses they make for not being nudists. But I think that addressing the most common fears directly, and examining these most common excuses, is a step towards people embracing the nudist self they want to be. We’ve all been there, but there’s a light at the end of the nudist beach for those who embrace the freedom in experiencing a more clothes-free life.

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Source: Write Nude

Original publication 9 December, 2019

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No Garments Needed

For one devout group of LDS church-goers, social nudism is not only good for the soul, but scripturally-backed.

It’s a Sunday night at a Millcreek yoga studio. In the parking lot, participants curtly nod at one another as they hurry inside to the invitation-only class. Some stare straight ahead—or look at the ground, avoiding eye contact.

Once inside the classroom, however, the secretive mood changes as they remove their clothes—all of their clothes. And among the shirts, skirts, trousers and Jockey shorts are snowy white sets of garments—the sacred underwear worn by devout members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That’s right: A good portion of this all-nude yoga class is temple-recommend-carrying Mormons—and, what’s more, they claim scripture endorses the practice.

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Before the session begins, many stand up and begin milling around the studio, baring their bodies—some large and saggy, some tight and fit—without shame. The 20 or so people in attendance are split between female and male, ranging from older, single men to young attractive couples.

I’d heard about the class on a Facebook group called Wasatch Naturists, which a friend told me about during a conversation on skinny dipping. I contacted the class leader and told him the idea of communal, non-sexual nudity fascinated me and that I wanted to write a story on it. After a few messages, he agreed to allow me into their inner sanctum with one caveat: I’d have to be nude as well.

In truth, I was apprehensive. I didn’t like the idea of standing naked in a roomful of strangers.

When I told my girlfriend, she was shocked and humored. She laughed at the idea of doing yoga poses naked for all to see, but also said the freeing nature of social nudity was somewhat appealing. After some convincing, she agreed to tag along.

After we arrived at the studio, our IDs and backgrounds were checked. The latter consisted of a basic Google search and a more prying sex offender registry search. Once cleared, it was time for the moment of truth. I was anxious and could hear my heart beating. The idea of a roomful of strangers focusing on my nether regions during full downward-facing “dog” pose seemed daunting. Still, there was no turning back. We set up our mats. I looked at my girlfriend, smiled awkwardly and disrobed.

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Source: Salt Lake City Weekly

Original publication 11 December, 2019

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how does non-sexual social nudity and attraction work?

Ever wonder about how nudists navigate attraction when being completely naked around one another? Do those lines seem a little blurry to you? Perhaps you’re interested in getting involved in more social nudity but you’re not sure what to do if you find yourself attracted to others? Is attraction considered inappropriate in the community? All these questions may have you feeling a little overwhelmed and outright confused and curious. Well today I am here to clear up some of that confusion and shed light on what can seem confusing as an outsider looking in.

As someone who speaks rather publicly and candidly about my social nudity and, more specifically, a nudist lifestyle, I get an array of questions spanning various matters, and this is indeed an ‘issue’ that arises for many people who may be curious about how nudity and attraction can coexist without the lines becoming blurred.

Non sexual social nudity

Having been active in the nudist lifestyle for over 5 years now and, furthermore, as someone who has taught mixed naked yoga classes for over 2 years and frequently holds space for social nude gatherings, this is a hot topic and one that probably needs a little more clarification and insight for those of you who are merely curious or may be looking to try out nudism but are a little confused as to how you might navigate such a situation.

In my time in this field and lifestyle, many express their keen interest to partake in non-sexual social nudity, but are concerned that they may be attracted to others in the group. Non-sexual nudity seems to be a relatively new concept for many people I come across, and for some reason, when people hear it, they assume that ‘non-sexual’ would imply that you are not allowed to be attracted to others in the space, or that you might be frowned upon or judged for finding yourself attracted to someone in the space…maybe you’re even judging yourself already at the thought of finding yourself in this predicament?

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Source: The Nude Blogger

Original publication 11 December, 2019

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Best nudist beaches in the UK to embrace your nakedness at

Does your Christmas or New Year’s tradition dictate that you take an icy dip, to ready yourself for the year to come? Try one of these beautiful nudist UK beaches, if you’re feeling extra brave.

How often do you just hang out naked? Maybe padding around your flat in the nude is normal to you, a pro in spending time in your own skin. Maybe you share your home with housemates and live for those elusive moments of quiet when everyone’s out and you have the place to yourself, delighting in the novelty of swanning around without a stitch on. Or maybe, being naked really isn’t your thing: it can feel exposing and vulnerable, even if you’re alone. 

Perran Bay, Cornwall
Perran Bay, Cornwall

Well, in the spirit of embracing ourselves just as we are, we’re stripping back and stripping off to get comfortable with our bodies in the purist sense. As far as we’re concerned, there’s nothing more beautiful than the female form and if you feel like getting more in touch with yours, we’ve found a very freeing way to do it. 

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Source: Stylist

Original publication 3 December, 2019

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Nudity Increases in America

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Long accustomed to casual dress, Americans showed this summer that they were becoming increasingly tolerant of and open about casual undress.

Nudity, both in private and in public, was practiced by large number of Americans with a low‐key openness once associated with Europeans. Some social scientists regard it as the beginning of a trend in which toleration and acceptance of nudity could become commonplace within the next few years.

Both exhibitionists and oglers abounded this summer as nude bathing caught on. But, like fashions, hair styles and lifestyles that seemed bizarre few years ago, nudity in some public places appeared to be slowly becoming no big deal.

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The sensational “streaking” of last spring evolved into casual nude saunters at many beaches and lakes around the country at summer’s end. And people too timid to strip at a public beach talked openly something they said they would not have done in the past about going nude around the house, the yard and the pool, either privately or with relatives or close friends.’

Explanations for this new attitude are as diverse as the forms of nudity, which range from topless and bottomless bars to traditional nudist camps. There is disagreement, too. Ironically, nudity at public beaches is deplored by many traditional nudists as sexual exhibitionism and voyeurism—things that give nudity a bad name. Some beach nudists agree; others disagree.

“The so‐called free beaches often have a sexual atsphere,” said Ralph Catino, administrative assistant for the American Sun Bathing Association, a national nudist organization that says it has a membership of 15,000 families. Yet they do indicate a growing public acceptance of nudity, he said.

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Source: New York Times

Original publication 3 September, 1974

Posted on NatCorn 30th December 2019

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