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Naked at the ends of the Earth – Part I

At this writing, I’m sitting on the veranda of my apartment in a lovely little naturist resort on Phuket – Lemon Tree Resort – one of but a few places where it’s legal to get naked in Thailand. Well worth the trouble to get here, but it is, indeed a bit of trouble to get here, which inspired the name of this post.

As it happens, I love to explore and find places that I wouldn’t stumble into without some sort of incentive. For a naturist, that incentive is finding a new naked destination; good enough reason to spend a bit of time on internet finding a way to get naked at the ends of the earth. The main criteria for making this list is: 1) I doubt I would have come here had it not been for the opportunity to discover a new naturist destination, and 2) it has to be someplace I would consider visiting again. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Meandering Naturist

22nd November 2017
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6 Clothing Optional Beaches
In the United States

There is nothing like fun in the sun. Anytime that one travels, fun in the sun, enjoying nature, and just relaxing is a must. Relaxation and fun in the sun is even better when you have options and can be liberated in every way possible without the restriction of cloth and materials.

One may even question such places to relax. If you’re reading this, then you are about to embark on a journey to some of the best clothing optional beaches on the east coast United States. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Wander

20th November 2017
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Findings against nudist beach

Mkwebane’s findings follow an investigation on whether Ray Nkonyeni Council followed the correct procedures­ before approving the KZN Naturists Association’s application to make Mpenjati Beach a nudist beach.

Many issues were raised regarding the decision, which led to Mkwebane investigating and giving a report on the proceedings in terms of its constitution.

Areshni PerumalMembers of Concerned Citizens of Ray Nkonyeni Municipality Executive (from left) Pastor Ivan Naidoo, Pastor William Zongwana, Reverend Mike Effanga, Pastor JD Naidoo and Pastor Reggie John.
Areshni PerumalMembers of Concerned Citizens of Ray Nkonyeni Municipality Executive (from left) Pastor Ivan Naidoo, Pastor William Zongwana, Reverend Mike Effanga, Pastor JD Naidoo and Pastor Reggie John.

According to the report RNM did not follow the required procedures. The council just approved the request before making an application to the Department of Environmental Affairs and KwaZulu-Natal Ezemvelo, as required by law.

The report clarifies that municipal by-laws are amended and adopted through a formal process in terms of the Local Government Systems Act.32 of 2000. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: News24

19th November 2017
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La prohibición del nudismo se suaviza y se queda solo para las playas urbanas

Desde ayer (8/11/2017) está en vigor la nueva ordenanza de uso y disfrute de las playas de Cuevas del Almanzora que incluye algunas normas como la prohibición de la práctica del nudismo es las playas consideradas urbanas.

Playa de Quitapellejos, Cuevas de Almanzora, Almería.
Playa de Quitapellejos, Cuevas de Almanzora, Almería.

Tras el proceso de alegaciones y el paso por el Pleno para su aprobación definitiva, el texto propuesto inicialmente se ha “suavizado” levemente para permitir la práctica nudista en las playas clasificadas como naturales sin protección especial, ya que en la ordenanza aprobada inicialmente se consideraba textil todo el litoral del municipio. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nudonaturismo

16th November 2017
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The End of Lake Willoughby’s Nude Beach?
Draft Ordinance Headed for Westmore Town Meeting in March

WESTMORE — It’s a little too cold now for swimming – with or without a bathing suit.

But the Westmore Select Board is not done with its consideration of banning nude sunbathing come next beach season at popular Lake Willoughby’s Southwest Cove.

That beach, secluded and accessed by a walk through the woods and down a set of stone steps, has been a clothing-optional beach for decades.

Richard Goddard of Newport, at the clothing optional beach at the Southwest Cove of Lake Willoughby, looks over a copy of the draft ordinance on public indecency presented at the Westmore Selectboard meeting in early October Amy Ash Nixon

Every so often, controversy over the nude beach bubbles up, and that happened this past summer, with allegations coming to the town’s selectmen over women being bullied by naked sunbathing men.

Those allegations led the board recently to meet with the town attorney to consider a draft public indecency ordinance for the Town of Westmore that would put an end to the clothing-optional beach enjoyed by the naturists – the term naked sunbathers prefer. Continued…Read full original article…

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15th November 2017
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Public protector rules on nudist beach

Nudists in KwaZulu-Natal are due to lodge a fresh application for the designation of a nudist beach outside Margate‚ on the lower South Coast.

Ray Nkonyeni municipality received both kudos and condemnation when it designated part of the Mpenjati Estuary as a nudist-friendly beach.
Ray Nkonyeni municipality received both kudos and condemnation when it designated part of the Mpenjati Estuary as a nudist-friendly beach. iStock

This comes after the public protector set aside‚ on technical grounds‚ the decision by the Ray Nkonyeni municipality (then known as Hibiscus Coast) to grant permission for a secluded section of the coast to be turned into a nudist beach.

In 2016‚ the municipality received both kudos and condemnation when it designated part of the Mpenjati Estuary as a nudist-friendly beach. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Times

14th November 2017
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South Coast nudist beach plan scrapped
Durban: The public protector has ruled against the proposed South Coast nudist beach, much to the relief of the Concerned Citizens Group which opposed it.

The outcome of the probe into whether the Ray Nkonyeni (formerly Hibiscus Coast) Municipality should have approved an application for nudists on Mpenjati Beach, was announced by the group in Marburg on Monday.

In this file picture, Trafalgar residents who were against the nudist beach stroll on the contested piece of coastline.
In this file picture, Trafalgar residents who were against the nudist beach stroll on the contested piece of coastline. Bongani Mbatha

This was at a meeting with community members on behalf of whom the group had lodged the complaint to prevent the 500m stretch of beach near Trafalgar becoming South Africa’s second official nudist resort.

The group’s Reverend Mike Effanga later told The Mercury that the final report was hand-delivered to him on Friday. Continued…Read full original article…

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12th November 2017
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El Defensor del Pueblo sugiere a San Pedro del Pinatar que retire la ordenanza contra el nudismo
Le pide que catalogue las playas en las que en las que tradicionalmente se ha practicado.

El defensor del pueblo ha respaldado la postura de Ciudadanos en el municipio respecto a la Ordenanza de Playas que impulsó el equipo de Gobierno del PP. Lo ha hecho a través de un documento enviado al Ayuntamiento en el que, tras una prolija argumentación legal y jurídica, le señala que la prohibición total del nudismo debería ser retirada de la polémica ordenanza.

Firmada por Francisco Fernández Marugán, en funciones mientras se reincorpore al puesto Soledad Becerril, la comunicación sugiere -la fórmula que utiliza el defensor del pueblo- al Consistorio “revisar la Ordenanza de Uso y Disfrute de las playas, eliminando la prohibición de la desnudez integral en los términos absolutos que recoge el artículo 10 de dicha norma”. Además, sugiere que se establezca “un procedimiento para la catalogación de las playas” en las que se ha practicado el nudismo tradicionalmente y “dar participación a los colectivos naturistas en la nueva regulación de que se adopte”. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: SER

5th November 2017
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As Nature Intended – an insight by a female first time naturist

Naturism, nudism…it seemed the same to me. I couldn’t tell you the difference between the two concepts. I never thought of it beyond stereotypes: something done by “eccentric” people, somehow related to exhibitionism, and mostly done by men.

However, some time ago a friend told me about naturism, how she became a member of Irish Naturist Association and how much she enjoyed naturist outings and being in contact with nature, as nature intended. She also told me how popular naturism is in some Central European countries, how naturism is practiced by families plus the benefits for children as they learn to appreciate and accept their own bodies and other people’s bodies, apart from sexual connotations, in a respectful environment. Talking to her inspired a genuine curiosity in me and I felt that I should try, at least try.

However, I always told her that my preference would be to experience naturism in a warmer location than Ireland. I am quite a shivery/chilly person, and the idea of going nude in Ireland was inconceivable for me. I have never worn sandals or shorts in Ireland and I’m always fully wrapped up. Of course, I have never dipped my feet in the Irish Sea, despite the insistence of my children. I have always been a little envious of people swimming throughout the whole year in places such as Seapoint or the Forty Foot.

A few days ago, my friend invited me to join a naturist group of people to go to the beach. As this was likely to be the last sunny and warm day of the year, I did not want to miss this opportunity. So finally, I postponed my commitments and decided to join, ready for my first nudist experience. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Irish Naturist Blog

1st November 2017
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El pleno focense debatirá el jueves la práctica del nudismo en las playas
El BNG presenta una moción para que se retire el bando editado en verano al entender que una norma local no puede solapar una europea. El alcalde dice que hay un arenal autorizado

El verano se está extendiendo como nunca en la comarca y no solo en lo metereológico, pues motiva incluso el debate en la corporación focense, que el próximo jueves, 26 de octubre, abordará la práctica del nudismo en las playas. Lo hará a través de una propuesta del BNG, en la que reclamará que se anule el bando municipal que prohibe esta práctica en todos los arenales del municipio, excepto en Os Alemáns.

Playa focense de Llas.
Playa focense de Llas. JOSÉ Mª ÁLVEZ AMA

«Existe tradición nalgunha das nosas praias da práctica do nudismo e non existe ningunha norma que o impida en todas elas», recalca la portavoz nacionalista, Lorena Seivane, quien alude a que desde la aprobación de la Constitución «non é posible apelación algunha nas nosas leis a consideracións de tipo moral, polo que o dereito ao desnudo dedúcese da Constitución, mais tamén da Carta Europea dos Dereitos Humáns, como así afirma expresamente o Tribunal Europeo», agrega la edil.

Por su parte, el grupo de gobierno ve oportunismo en traer ahora este debate cuando el bando se publicó en agosto. Una medida que se tomó, explica el regidor, Javier Castiñeira, para evitar «situacións puntuais» que se dieron en verano y que generaron cierta controversia con los socorristas, que tendrían así una norma en la que basarse en caso de tener que reclamar a alguien que cesase en su actitud de hacer nudismo. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: El Progreso

31st October 2017
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Despite the hostility, what makes people take up nudism?

Nudism can mean different things to different people. For some, it’s the most natural state of being, a life path. For others, it may be a way to protest, a symbol of transgression, a path to enlightenment, a muse of artistic creation.

But what is it that makes people take to it, despite it being a taboo and a punishable offence in most nations? Continued…Read full original article…

Source: NewsBytes

30th October 2017
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Getting naked in Messinia, Greece

As the end of the summer, and thus the end if the naturist season as well, in Greece was fastly approching, we had to evaluate our options for the next ten to fifteen days. Our main plan was actually to head north, in the direction of Thessaloniki and try our luck for finding some last Greek nude beaches over there, but then our eye fell on an entry in our Google search saying Kalokeri Villas. Well, it was mostly the word “villas” that got our intention because we had no idea what “Kalokeri” means (meanwhile we know that it means “summer holiday”) and a villa was a type of accommodation that we still had to cross from our list.

So we went back the same way we had come only weeks ago, we’d been to north Peloponnese, east and south-east Peloponnese, but for some unexplainable reason we never considerd visiting the south-west of the peninsula. Until now. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naked Wanderings

28th October 2017
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Will Tyagarah remain a clothes-optional beach?

Getting rid of sex pests and other inappropriate behaviour is the main issue for everyone including residents, councillors, naturists and other beach users at the clothes-optional beach in Tyagarah and the surrounding area including the tea-tree lakes. How to respond to the situation is being debated at the upcoming Byron Shire Council meeting this Thursday, October 26 where councillor Paul Spooners has put forward a notice of motion (NoM) to remove the status of the clothes-optional beach at Tyagarah.

Enjoying a bit of fun in the sun are some naturists relaxing at the clothes-optional beach, Tyagarah.
Enjoying a bit of fun in the sun are some naturists relaxing at the clothes-optional beach, Tyagarah. Jeff Dawson.

Local Tyagarah resident of 21 years Gwen Gould supported the beach being declared clothes optional in 1998 and continues to today but recognises that there are many issues with the area.

‘I swim down there naked all the time,’ said Gwen.

‘I’m 76 and I love to go down there and swim naked but I have been harassed so many times. So often you have to deal with theses aggressive, offensive people. I’m really conflicted. I love the freedom but I hate the hassle.’ Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Echo Net Daily

27th October 2017
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1,000 families project: naked among the oak trees—a mom of two embraces naturism
In this family, mom practises naturism and enjoys hanging out in the nude with her two naked little cherubs. Dad? He’d rather keep his clothes on.

Never had I imagined I would become a naturist overnight. But after visiting Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park in East Gwilliumbury, Ontario, that is exactly what happened.

I moved to the area six short years ago, and must have passed the highway sign more than a hundred times. Each time I thought, “‘I wonder what it’s like, I wish I had the nerve to bare it all in public.”

Naturism—for those who don’t know—is the practice and advocacy of personal and social nudity. I would soon find out there are different degrees of being a naturist. Some people are recreational naturists, and others refer to it as a lifestyle based on personal, family and/or social nudism.

Here is how naturism found me. I had been passing that naturism highway sign for nearly two years until I realized that the only thing stopping me from following my curiosity was a thin layer of cotton fabric on a hot summer day. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The New Family

26th October 2017
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Byron’s clothing optional beach gets a reprieve

In a move that has given hope to both Tyagarah residents and naturists, Byron Shire Council today (Thursday, October 25) resolved to continue to allow nude bathing on a reduced stretch of Tyagarah Beach, starting 200 metres south of Grays Lane and ending well north of Elements Resort.

Attendees at Byron’s inaugural Nude Olympics on Saturday, October 7, ‘blowing the whistle on sexual assault.’
Attendees at Byron’s inaugural Nude Olympics on Saturday, October 7, ‘blowing the whistle on sexual assault.’ supplied

The amendment by Cr Basil Cameron, to Cr Paul Spooner’s original motion to close the beach to naturists completely, was carried with the support of Greeens councillors Michael Lyon, Jeanette Martin and Sarah Ndiyae, together with independent Cate Coorey.

The motion commits council, after four years of inaction, to erect signage on the beach within two weeks indicating exactly where the clothing optional section is, and also requires council to review the situation again in three months.

In the meantime, council will liaise with police, naturists and the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) in an attempt to establish whether there is a more suitable alternative for a less remote clothing optional beach in the shire. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Echo Net Daily

26th October 2017
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Enhance your life with nudity?
So, you’re reading this now. Perhaps you were just randomly browsing. Or used a search engine. Or followed a link you came across on Twitter or Facebook. In any case, if you’re still reading, it’s not unfair to assume you’re interested in the topic, or at least curious about it. So I’ll assume that.

Perhaps, in fact, you have personal reasons for wondering and learning more about nudism or naturism. To be clear, I generally use those terms interchangeably, since there’s little agreement about how they differ. Sometimes I’ll also use “social nudity”, which means being naked in a group (of any size) of people who’re also comfortable with being naked around others. That’s a little more general than either “nudism” or “naturism”, which to some people suggest simply enjoying being naked in the privacy of your own home.

There could be several reasons why social nudity arouses your curiosity or interest. Maybe you simply wonder how people could want to get involved in such a thing. Maybe you actually know one or more people who are actually involved. Or maybe you wonder whether it’s something you might try yourself. You might already have tried it, or even found that you rather enjoy it. However that may be, unless you already consider yourself an expert in the subject, I hope I’ll be able to provide you with useful information about it – information that could be helpful if you want to become more involved with social nudity yourself.

I’m not going to go into the history of social nudity, or give a lot of specifics about where to find places to enjoy it, or discuss how social nudity is (or isn’t) accepted by the rest of society, At least, that’s not what I plan to get into first, Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naturist Philosopher

25th October 2017
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Naked beaches EXPOSED: World’s greatest nudist hideaways uncovered
NUDIST beaches are becoming more and more popular with Brits – but where are the best ones to go?

It was revealed last month that more than half (59%) of UK residents would get naked on holiday.

STUNNING: Nudist beaches are popular across the globe
STUNNING: Nudist beaches are popular across the globe INSTAGRAM

But only 8% of Brits actually admit to stripping off.

So Daily Star Online has done the research for you and lifted the lid on the top nudist beaches in the world. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Star

24th October 2017
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The naturist talks: Nicole from Canada
As you may have read in the very first post of this blog, 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.

So please sit back and get inspired!

Meanwhile we already published several interviews with people from all over the world. You can find them in the The Naturist Talks section.

Today we’re having Nicole, 48 years young from Canada Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naked Wanderings

22nd October 2017
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El nudismo y el baño con mascotas sí estará permitido en Lorca
La nueva ordenanza de playas contemplará espacios acondicionados para ambas prácticas

La ordenanza reguladora del uso y la convivencia de las playas de Lorca, en fase de revisión antes de su aprobación definitiva, determinará si se autorizan espacios en el litoral para la práctica del nudismo, para la estancia con mascotas, la pesca submarina o el juego en la arena.

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Lo ha confirmado la concejala de Urbanismo, Saturnina Martínez, que ha explicado que su departamento trabaja ahora en la revisión de las alegaciones que los ciudadanos han presentado en los últimos meses al borrador aprobado inicialmente el pasado junio, en el que se prohibía el naturismo y las mascotas.

Tras las quejas que esas prohibiciones despertaron en algunos colectivos animalistas y en partidos como IU, el alcalde, Fulgencio Gil, del PP, se mostró partidario de reconsiderar esos puntos, sobre los que se han recibido la mayor parte de alegaciones. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: SER

21st October 2017
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La playa de los Moros, una cala nudista a los pies de Adormideras
Un pequeño arenal entre rocas es utilizado por naturistas desde hace años pese a no tener esa catalogación

En A Coruña no hay ninguna playa nudista. Eso dice la teoría. Pero en la práctica, un pequeño arenar rodeado de rocas junto al barrio de Adormideras tiene como usuarios mayoritarios a personas naturistas. Durante estas semanas de buen tiempo y días festivos esta cala se ha masificado, ante la mirada curiosa de quienes pasean por el parque de los menhires.


La zona es conocida como playa de los Moros, en clara referencia al cementerio musulmán reconvertido en la Casa de las Palabras, un punto de encuentro multicultural que permanece cerrado. El arenal tiene una longitud de 25 metros y una anchura de 15 metros hasta el mar.

Varios residentes en la zona no son capaces de concretar el momento exacto en el que la cala fue tomada por naturistas. Unos dices que, hace «un par de años», apenas se veían. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: La Voz de Galicia

20th October 2017
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Getting naked on Paros, Greece

From our Naked Wanderings Cyclade Islands Basecamp on Antiparos it was only a fifteen minute ferry ride to the neighboring and much bigger island Paros. So on a nice Sunday morning we woke up early, walked to the scooter rental shop, went through some useless price negotiations and ended up with a black and blue 50cc beast.

Only minutes later we embarked on the ferry with high expectations. If we had been able to find such a nice range of nudie places on a small island like Antiparos, what would it be on its bigger brother?
We have to warn you, this is not a happy story. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naked Wanderings

15th October 2017
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My Life Is Like Most People’s, Except I Do Almost Everything Nude

When I was about 10, my parents were afraid that if I fell off a boat I might drown, so they enrolled me in a swim class at the local YMCA (Westfield, New Jersey). In the indoor-pool all-boys class, nudity was mandatory for the students. I loved the body freedom and the equality with my fellow students.


As soon as I was old enough not to need a babysitter, my parents would leave me alone when they went out for the evening. Whenever they left, as soon as their car was out of sight, I’d run to my room, ditch my clothes, and return to the living room or kitchen to spend the rest of the evening gloriously naked. I continued going nude around the house when my parents were out, and in my room after they had gone to bed. I remember warm summer nights lying on my bed without sheets as balmy breezes from the open windows wafted across my entire body. I felt wonderful!

I longed to repeat the feeling of freedom I’d had at the Y but had no opportunity for 12 years, until at age of 22 I moved to California to attend graduate school. A friend a year ahead of me showed some slides of the San Francisco Bay Area, one showing a road sign for which he narrated. “Below this sign is a nude beach.” I memorised the sign as he flipped to the next slide. Soon I suggested to my wife that we go to the coast and, without saying why, I took her to that nude beach, Bonny Doon. When we arrived on the beach, I spread our blanket and took off my clothes. For the first time since my teen years, I was delighted to feel the breezes blowing over my entire body! I knew I was home. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Huffington Post UK

13th October 2017
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El nudismo y yo – Parte I

Todo comenzó -o al menos comenzó en mi vida- cuando me inscribí en un gimnasio con sauna incluido. Había empezado mucho antes, en verdad, en los inicios de la humanidad; pero fue mutando, evolucionando y volviendo a cambiar durante los siglos de historia, los cambios sociales y la gente. Me refiero al nudismo, al andar “en cueros”, en pelota o en bolas. Para los alemanes es conocido como FKK, la “Freikörperkultur” (cultura del cuerpo libre), mientras que para otros como una falta a la moral y las buenas costumbres. Para mí: un paradigma cultural totalmente distinto al de la represiva comprensión del cuerpo en Chile, trauma que intento poco a poco superar. Hace un mes, dejé deslizar mi toalla por primera vez frente a miradas ajenas (femeninas y masculinas) en un pulcro, pero atestado camarín. ¿Qué se escondía debajo? Apuesto a que casi ninguno de ustedes lo sabe.

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Siempre recordaré una de las primeras cosas que mi papá me contó sobre Europa cuando era chica: en Alemania, las ancianas andan en bicicleta y usan vestidos con zapatillas. Sí, en una época en la cual los vestidos y faldas se ocupaban única y exclusivamente con zapatitos, ponerse unas zapatillas parecía algo de Marte. Pasaron muchos años antes de que me diera cuenta de que ese simple detalle revelaba una diferencia crucial entre la sociedad alemana y aquella en la que yo había crecido. Y pasaron muchos más antes de que pudiera empezar a cambiar el chip.

En el año 2013 tuve la suerte de aterrizar en una ciudad en donde existe un lema: sé quien quieras. Desde lo que usas hasta lo que no. Da igual, no te juzgaremos por eso con engorrosas y discriminadoras etiquetas. “Los cuerpos son diferencias”, dice Jean-Luc Nancy*, “Por consiguiente, son fuerzas. Los espíritus no son fuerzas: son identidades”. Nuestra superficie puede ser una, pero no quiere decir que nos determine. Por supuesto, lo que nos ponemos (o no) sí está basado en decisiones, pero no existe, necesariamente, una regla. Cuando mi padre me hablaba de señoras locas mezclando ropa inadecuada, ahora sé que me estaba nutriendo con los primeros conocimientos sobre Berlín, la capital que es ahora mi hogar. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: No Comer Silencio

12th October 2017
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Nude Olympics overshadowed by prospect of beach ban

Organisers of Saturday’s inaugural Nude Olympics at Byron’s Belongil Beach say they are already planning for next year’s event.

But those plans may have to be put on hold if a motion before Byron Shire Council next week to ban nude bathing at the beach is successful.

Attendees at Byron’s inaugural Nude Olympics on Saturday (October 7) ‘blowing the whistle on sexual assault.’
Attendees at Byron’s inaugural Nude Olympics on Saturday (October 7) ‘blowing the whistle on sexual assault.’ Photo supplied

Cr Paul Spooner says in the comments attached to his notice of motion, ‘While I am not against clothes optional bathing on our beaches it seems blatantly clear to me that the isolated location at [Belongil and] Tyagarah has unfortunately encouraged negative social behaviour and has made the location undesirable for many people to now use as a public beach.’

But local naturist Wayne Pendobny, who runs the Save Kings Beach and Belongil/Tyagarah Nature Reserve Facebook page, told Echonetdaily, that ‘banning a perfectly natural pastime is not the Byron way’ Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Echo net

12th October 2017
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Nudity in Germany: Here’s the naked truth

When I was a kid, my father always used to sunbathe nude in our garden at weekends. In public pools, children of all ages were allowed to run around naked all the time.
Even today, I’m comfortable with getting naked in the sauna or gym changing room. Maybe it’s because I’m German.

Nudism is traditionally popular in Germany, a country considered buttoned up and conservative compared with, let’s say, Italy.
In Germany, nudism is known as Freikoerperkultur (FKK), Free Body Culture. Baring all is normal in saunas, swimming pools, the park and on the beach.
Summer in the parks of Berlin and Munich brings the chance of encountering a middle-aged, bronzed German wearing only a hat and the BILD-Zeitung, Germany’s favorite tabloid. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: CNN

17:10 7th October 2017

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La mentalidad del naturismo

El naturismo: ¿una forma de vida, un negocio al alza o una falta de respeto?. Este titular leía el otro día en un diario de cobertura nacional e internacional, las dos primeras aseveraciones son totalmente normales y opinables pero en que caso el naturismo falta el respeto? Curiosa apreciación de una sociedad cada vez mas viciada de todos los elementos superficiales, capitalistas e idealistas. pero nada más allá de una realidad completamente natural

Han pasado dos décadas desde que el Código Penal eliminara el delito de escándalo público, una norma heredada del franquismo entre otros y aplicable al que «de cualquier modo ofendiere el pudor o las buenas costumbres con hechos de grave escándalo o trascendencia». Pero el naturismo sigue buscando su espacio en la sociedad, la cual lo rechaza como algo ofensivo a lo que debemos taparnos los ojos. Vivimos tiempos complicados en las libertades de las personas hasta el punto de criminalizar aspectos completamente normales. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: vidanaturista

17:30 3rd October 2017

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Nudists, Don’t run away!

We’ll sketch you a scene here: A beautiful Tuesday afternoon , there’s a beach on Antiparos, one of the amazing Cyclade islands in Greece. The sun is high in the sky, the water is in different shades of blue and the soft sands are calling to put down your towel.

The reason why you picked this beach and not one of the many others on the island is because it’s one of the only official nudist beaches in all of Greece and once you got to the place you were happy to see the sign saying “official nudist beach since the seventies”. When you looked a bit further a more unpleasant sight caught your attention… Textiles.

So you walk down the beach, past the hordes of textiles, spotting a single nudist here and there and you wonder “what happened?”. Until you pass a dune and there, in a small secluded area where the beach is more rocky and less shady you’ll find the nudists. Packed together.

Does this sound familiar?

Unfortunately, to many of you it must do. Based on the reactions we often get when we write the 724th blog post in favour of clothing optional. Many nudies have the idea that textiles are taking over their beaches, chasing us away or into a corner. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Naked Wanderings

17:20 3rd October 2017

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The Young Nudists of Australia are bringing naked mini golf to Sydney
A GROUP of young Aussies are trying to show that naturism isn’t just for old folks. A Sydneysider is leading the charge.

THINK of nudists and you might conjure an image of jiggly, leathery old folks playing volleyball.
But Sydneysider Matt O has made it his mission to change that. He and a few friends founded the Young Nudists of Australia in 2016, with the aim of introducing 18-40 year olds to benefits of getting together, and getting nude.

Hitting up a nude beach in Sydney is a popular activity for the YNOA.
Hitting up a nude beach in Sydney is a popular activity for the YNOA. Supplied

The group quickly amassed a membership of over 350 people interested in exploring the nudist lifestyle.
Matt says being nude is a “hugely empowering and liberating experience” and one of the greatest equalisers in modern-day society.

“I’m healthy but not overly skinny but if anybody thinks only physically stunning people try naturism, one visit to a nude beach or resort and they will see that isn’t true.

“Once I realised that myself, it makes you feel so much better about yourself. Nobody is judging you, nobody is critiquing you and that just makes you feel so accepted. That feeling of acceptance is why I love it. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: News.com.au

29 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

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Españolas hacen más “topless” y nudismo que mujeres de otros grandes países

Las españolas son las mujeres que practican con más frecuencia “topless” y nudismo en la playa entre las ciudadanas de ocho grandes países, según un estudio del instituto demoscópico francés Ifop difundido hoy.

Españolas hacen más "topless" y nudismo que mujeres de otros grandes países.
Españolas hacen más “topless” y nudismo que mujeres de otros grandes países. Shutterstock.

El sondeo se realizó por internet entre los pasados 6 y 9 de junio en Italia, España, Francia, Alemania, Holanda, Reino Unido, Estados Unidos y Canadá, entre una muestra de unas 1.000 mujeres en cada país con edades a partir de 18 años.

El 49 % de las españolas afirmó haberse desnudado de cintura para arriba en al menos una ocasión en la playa, seguidas por las alemanas (41 %) y las holandesas (35 %), de acuerdo con la encuesta, elaborada para la página web francesa de pornografía PLAISX. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Telemetro

25 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

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El placer de la desnudez

Nuestra necesidad de absorber el sol por todos los poros de la piel corresponde a una necesidad biológica. …Es una manera de cuidar de nosotros mismos y de honrar este cuerpo que nos ha sido entregado bajo nuestra responsabilidad para que vivamos plenamente nuestra vida terrestre. (France Guillain).

Son muchos los que muestran dificultades en desnudarse en presencia de otras personas. La única razón de esta molestia parece ser la culpabilidad que ha sido inculcada por una educación estricta que considera el cuerpo y los órganos sexuales como algo vergonzoso. Sin embargo, el desnudo aporta muchos beneficios físicos y psicológicos. Es un excelente aprendizaje con el fin de liberarse de la vergüenza, saborear las pequeñas cosas, encontrar más autenticidad en la relación con los demás, desarrollar el respeto y la buena relación con los demás. Igualmente es un sedante de la violencia sexual. Los movimientos naturistas han sido pioneros en esta experiencia armonizadora y liberadora. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Vida Naturista

25 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

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Why we chose to be nudists

In some of the first articles on this website we told you how we experienced our first time nude among others and how we accidentally landed on a nudist campground. This is pretty much how we rolled into it. At the time we didn’t ask ourselves too many questions about this, it was what it was, and we enjoyed it. Only later, after talking to several other nudists and after reading about it on the web, it occurred to us that we were actually pretty lucky because we were born in a country where nudism is quite accepted and because we both stepped into it together. We hear so many stories where one partner really had to convince the other to give it a shot, sometimes resulting in a life long nudist couple but other times the answer would remain a plain “No” and so there was one more closet nudist. Or worse.

In several other articles we’ve tried to give you some reasons to engage into nudism. 7 Reasons to become a nudie is such an example, but also in Undress to destress or Improve your body acceptance by going nude we’ve been talking a lot about the advantages of being a nudist.

All of the philosophies which you can find in above articles are not ours of course. But because we strongly believe in them, we’ve brought them to you in our own words.

Sometimes, however, a smart ass will ask us: “Yeah, yeah, we know about the feeling of freedom and the equality and the lack of tan lines and stuff like that, but tell me, why did YOU decide to be nudists?”

And they don’t want to hear the stories about how we accidentally rolled into it, they want to know why we stuck to it, why we got interested in it, to such an extend that we even started writing about it. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Naked Wanderings

24 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

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Nudists Protest for the beach “Dolphin” in Bulgaria

Nudists and campers protest against the management of beach “Dolphin”, which has performed serious violations of its contract while preparing the beach for the summer season.

Nudists and campers are protesting in front of the Bulgarian Ministry of Tourism in order to protect one of the last natural beaches left in Bulgaria. According to the protestors, the firm concessionaire of the beach has performed series of legal violations which contradict the concession contract. It was demanded by the protestors that the contract between the ministry and the company “Tiva International” be ended immediately. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: EU Scoop

23 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

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Conheça a filosofia naturista e viva mais feliz.

“A filosofia naturista prega a nudez social sem agredir o outro, em contato com a natureza, respeitando ao próximo, a si mesmo e ao meio ambiente. Ela vai além da nudez e despe, também, dos preconceitos e amarras sociais”.

“O praticante é julgado pelo seu caráter e não pela vestimenta que está usando. Sem o julgamento que é possível fazer pela roupa que o outro veste, somos todos iguais”.

“No dia a dia, o naturismo é aplicado em coisas simples com separar lixo reciclável, não comer ou beber muita porcaria, ter árvores em casa, não comprar em estabelecimentos que arrancam a árvore da calçada, não desperdiçar embalagens e papel e não comprar coisas desnecessárias”, Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Mais Naturismo

21 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

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How Nude Beaches Work

Beaches, for many sand-loving humans, are glorious paradises. Ideal areas to sunbathe, swim, play volleyball or simply hang out – and in some places, let it all hang out. We’re referring, of course, to nude beaches.

A sign alerts beachgoers in Dorset, England, that a nude beach lies ahead.
A sign alerts beachgoers in Dorset, England, that a nude beach lies ahead. OXFORD SCIENTIFIC/GETTY IMAGES

Nude beaches are exactly what you think. They’re places where people congregate for typical recreational beach activities, but instead of covering up with bathing suits and towels, everything is on full display.

Let’s settle one critical point straight right away — nude beaches aren’t typically a pornographic hodgepodge of hedonism or voyeurism. They are, quite simply, a lot like regular beaches, only some people are naked instead of clothed. Cont…Read full original article…

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20 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

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Public nakedness in Essex: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

This year’s rather warm temperature could be making people want to strip off, with a spate of public nakedness incidents reported across Essex.

From nudist camps to flashers, Essex has it all
From nudist camps to flashers, Essex has it all

In Essex, public nakedness has taken many forms.

From naked bike rides and nudist camps, to indecent exposure in public, we whittle down the good, the bad and the ugly of public nakedness. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: EssexLive

18 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

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Taking a Leap

Life is full of opportunities. Some you jump at, go after, grab. Others, you take a pass, let go. Hopefully that decision is made after careful consideration. But sometimes time isn’t on your side and you have to go with a gut reaction. But when you do have time, you need to make sure your decision is based on sound reasoning, on facts, on “the important stuff”. Unfortunately, for many, decisions are often made on supposition, misconception, misunderstanding, and emotions like fear and lack of self confidence and self esteem. Those decisions can lead to the R word — regrets.

Regrets….well, they suck. Just no other way to put it. Wishing you had done something, tried something, said something different than what you did, can be hard to live with. It’s like a recurring nightmare that pops into your head every now and then to remind you — you make mistakes, your not infallible, and this one time…..you blew it. Great, thanks. Experiencing the memory of a regret leaves you hollow, again, kicking yourself for the decision you made, no matter how understandable it might be.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. The way I try to look at events like these aren’t as a regret, a moment where I blew it. But as a time where I learned a lesson in how not to do something. What’s that old quote about Edison inventing the light bulb and not having success after many attempts. “I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”. He didn’t regret those 10,000 times. He learned from them. Doesn’t mean he wouldn’t have liked to have had success on attempt #1. It just means he didn’t dwell on all the misses. He kept moving forward. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Naturist Thoughts

18 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

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‘Sex pests’ spark calls for nude beach relocation at Byron Bay

Byron Bay is renowned as a global destination for free-spirited tourists, but locals say a clothing-optional beach to the town’s north is attracting sexual predators.

The clothing-optional stretch of beach at Tyagarah is north of Byron Bay.
The clothing-optional stretch of beach at Tyagarah is north of Byron Bay. ABC North Coast: Bruce MacKenzie

Colleen Graham lives at Tyagarah, just off the Pacific Highway in northern New South Wales, and said she could no longer walk through the local nature reserve or along the beach without being confronted or harassed.

“I’ve had a range of encounters. The most common one is lying on my towel reading a book and a naked man moving his towel very close to me and masturbating,” she said. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: ABC News

17 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

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Israeli Olympic swimmer’s new innovation lets you skinny dip without being totally exposed
Have you ever wanted to go skinny dipping but were too embarrassed to expose your private parts to the entire beach? Guy Barnea, an Israeli Olympic swimmer, found a solution with his new innovation: a floating clothes hanger upon which people may hang their swimsuits deep in the water and retrieve them before returning to the beach.

Israeli Olympic swimmer Guy Barnea has come up with a new innovation aimed at helping those interested in skinny dipping without exposing their private parts to the entire beach: a floating clothes hanger. The innovation, which is currently in the midst of a crowdfunding campaign, proposes to install floating clothes hangers within the ocean’s waters, where those interested in skinny dipping can leave their bathing suits in order to swim naked. However, the catch is that they will be able to wear their swimsuits before and after entering the water without showing off their goods to other beach-goers.

Getting naked in the sea
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“Following a video shoot that included skinny dipping, I was surprised by the liberating pleasure that this experience provided everyone, which is completely different from the experience of swimming in bathing suits,” Barnea explained. “In my opinion, this is a business potential that has not properly been realized to date. Many people will pay for the experience, just as they are used to paying for enjoyable experiences such as watching a movie or eating at a restaurant.” Cont…Read full original article…

Source: JOL

17 September, 2017, 5:10 pm