The weather is heating up – and this summer is set to be a corker.
But when the sun is shining, clothes can become a bit restrictive, and keeping them on doesn’t seem like the most attractive option.
But some can get offended by people walking around in their birthday suit. So what else can you do?
Cities across the UK have embraced the naked form in recreational activities, and across Devon and Cornwall there are a host of events you can get involved with – if that’s what you’re into. 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.
You might think that nudists would be fairly visible and easy to track down. Isn’t there a latent exhibitionism in casting your clothes to the wind and stepping out mother-naked into the sunshine? An out-and-proud statement of personal freedom? But when I set out to find them, it turns out that many Irish naturists are keen to keep their identities, if not their bodies, firmly under wraps, and at least some of them are as slippery as eels.
A prospective encounter with a secret group of nudists from north Co Antrim looks promising until it becomes clear that the price of meeting them was the surrender of my own clothes, in the interests of creating “a level playing field”.
“Go on: dare to bare,” they repeatedly urge me. When I decline, pleading a preference for private nudity – I have no problem leaping naked into the surf on a remote Donegal beach, and have done so, but I don’t want anyone else around to watch me do it – the trail suddenly goes cold. Continued…Read full original article…
The naked body is as old as humanity. But nudism as a social form, organised into clubs and societies, only came of age in England in the 1920s. Its practitioners were from a range of backgrounds and included those with interests in “physical culture” (today we would refer to this as body building and beauty contests). Many were interested in natural health, including vegetarian and raw food diets, and new exercise regimes from hiking to yoga.
Nudism was particularly embraced by artists and intellectuals as part of a wider set of progressive practices associated with free thought. Many were internationalists inspired by longer standing German nudist traditions, which were far more popular and organised on a larger scale than English efforts. They understood disrobing to be part of a wider ideal of physical, mental and spiritual liberation. Continued…Read full original article…
I must admit that when I was first approached to put something in print about naturism in Galway I honestly did not know where to start. Naturism is around us, wherever we wish to find the opportunity. For me my home and my back garden present the ideal opportunities and as a result I spend most of my time nude. That is very easy for me, my house and garden are relatively private and being a naturist all of my life I am not really too upset if a neighbour just happens to see me from a distance from an upstairs bedroom window or whatever. I have lived in my present house for almost fifteen years and nobody has thus far objected or complained.
However most naturists are not as lucky as I and do not have the privacy. So how and where do they do to get that all over tan for themselves! They must travel to discrete and secluded places to enjoy their recreation and freedom. The Galway coastline is a rugged one, being constantly battered by the Atlantic Ocean. As a result the coast is in the main a rocky one and to a great extent devoid of sand. Those sandy areas that do exist are, in comparison to those on the sheltered eastern coast, small short stretches. However we also have numerous lakes that are suitable for naturism and nude recreation and I shall include these as well, ones that I have tried out on occasions. Continued…Read full original article…
We wanted to create an event that would not only push the boundaries and drive awareness for an important cause, but also inspire people to let go of their inhibitions, have fun and celebrate their wonderful bodies in all their diversity.
If this hot weather is making you want to strip off and head to the beach, you could be in good company next month when the Bay of Plenty is hosting a group skinny dip for a good cause.
The inaugural Nude Dude charity swim is being held on March 15 at an unnamed Western Bay beach.
The swim will be a fundraiser for Tauranga’s Breast Cancer Support Service, which provides emotional and practical support for Western Bay women with breast cancer, and their families. Continued…Read full original article…
Almost 20 years to the day since Byron celebrated an historic Nude Ain’t Rude rally on Belongil beach, local activists and nature lovers are asking if it’s time to hold another.
The call follows the arrest of four people in just a few weeks for swimming naked in a quiet area of beach well south of Brunswick Heads but outside Byron Council’s (recently reduced) official clothing optional area.
Dean Jefferys told Echonetdaily he took his three-month old daughter to the rally, which was held on Australia Day 1998, not long after having a fine for offensive behavior quashed by the courts. Continued…Read full original article…
It’s 2018 and the community that wears a swimsuit in the pool or ocean has a long way to go to understand the nudist lifestyle and values Recently the city of Calgary cancelled a nude swimming event planned for an indoor swimming/recreation facility sponsored by the group Calgary Nude Recreation.
This wasn’t the first time a nudist group had rented a city of Calgary owned facility for an event and it won’t be the last either. Unfortunately this time, public outcry and threats of violence pushed city officials to cancel the event. An online petition supported by more than 22,000 people framed the argument against the event stating the following concerns:
“I respect the concept and believe in an 18+ setting it could be a popular event. However, having naked children around a bunch of naked adults doesnt seem like a good idea for any reason. Realistically there is alot of mental illness out there that this event could trigger/effect. Continued…Read full original article…
Today was supposed to be my first Naturist swim at our local pool. The group organizer on Facebook contacted us to say that the pool double booked with another naturist group.
Normally this might not have been an issue but as I know the other group and their principles, I opted not to go feigning the onset of a cold.
Why would I deny myself a chance to go skinny dipping you ask? Well, you see, I once tried to join this other group only to be refused membership because I was a single male naturist. Their reasoning? They want an equal men to women ratio and said I could join if I brought a female companion. What a load of *%#! Continued…Read full original article…
BBC presenter Kate Humble sheds her clothes to go skinny dipping in scenes watched by millions of TV viewers.
The Londoner, 49, displayed her bare backside as she plunged into a freezing lake while travelling around Wales for her new BBC2 series Off The Beaten Track.
Kate said she wanted to see if she was “brave enough to immerse herself” in the world of artist Natasha Brooks, who regularly swims naked.
Describing her nude dip, she said: “There’s that middle bit where it creeps over your thigh.
“I can’t speak because it’s so cold.”
The Springwatch host has previously revealed her fondness for sunbathing naked in her French holiday home and claims she once danced naked in the desert with her husband. Continued…Read full original article…
Fieles a nuestra cita anual y una vez finalizada la amplia temporada(mayo-octubre), volvemos con nuestro balance que en esta ocasión alcanza su tercera edición. Aparte de las fichas específicas de cada playa(que acompañamos junto a cada una de ellas), a través de la actualización post temporada os traemos la actualidad que acontece en cada una de ellas.
En cuanto a lo meteorológico, podemos decir que ha sido una temporada más o menos normal, principalmente en cuanto al viento de levante se refiere, sobre todo si la comparamos con la temporada anterior donde constituyó una clara incomodidad, soplando con las ganas que lo hace algunas temporadas y que como decimos en esta nos ha respetado.
Aunque en todas las localizaciones promocionadas por nosotros no existe problema alguno de masificación o incomodidad, bien es verdad que el tráfico sigue siendo un problema en cuanto al acceso y aparcamiento, sobre todo los fines de semana en las playas de Bolonia y Cañuelo, llegándose incluso a cortar el acceso desde el cruce de la carretera N-340. Y es que la fama de Tarifa tiene sus consecuencias, aunque solo sea en la práctica entre el 20 de julio y el 20 de agosto. Por estos motivos nosotros no contabilizamos ninguna visita a Cañuelo y Bolonia en todo el mes de agosto. Continued…Read full original article…
5 Tips For Going Nude In Greece If you’ve been following us via this blog or on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter during the last months, you probably noticed that we’ve spent a lot of time in Greece. A real necessity, even if we only wanted to get the slightest impression of the country. When you look at the country on the map, it doesn’t seem very big. Its size is roughly the same as Austria and Switzerland combined and a bus ride from one side to the other rarely takes more than several hours. What people tend to forget (well, at least we did) is that Greece has over 6000 islands. It’s like the Japan of Europe, but with better options for the nudies.
We don’t want to call ourselves a reference for nudism in Greece, even though we’ve spent a lot of time in the country, we know that we’ve only seen a fraction of it. But from our experiences we’re sure that we can give you some valuable tips when it comes to getting naked.
Embrace clothing optional
Although Greece is a popular holiday destination for nudists, it doesn’t have a decent nudist organisation or any nudist clubs and only a handful of nudist resorts, villas or camps. So if you only like to be naked among the nude, your options are limited to one of those places. Even though one could easily spend two weeks inside Vassaliki resort and wish there were two weeks more to come, you’ll miss out on a lot of the fun. Continued…Read full original article…
I’ve written about modesty in the past and with all the sex abuse scandals popping up in the media I have to wonder how this might affect Naturists in the future? I fear that naturism will be labelled even more shameful than it currently is and soon there will no longer be any safe haven for us.
I re-posted a blog from Clothesfreelife.com regarding an article in the Montreal Gazette that they do not want nudity in changing rooms at a public pool in Brossard near Montreal. I still can’t believe that society has such a hang up with nudity and could this be the tipping point that spells the end of body freedom? The article stated that many changing rooms in the future will be gender inclusive with separate stalls for changing and showering and will thus eliminate nudity altogether.
John brought up an interesting point as I was discussing the issue of the pool in Montreal and he said that there could also be a religious aspect to it that I hadn’t thought of and seeing anyone nude can be offensive to their faith. If that is the case isn’t it like everyone trying to be politically correct by saying Happy Holidays rather than Merry Christmas? Continued…Read full original article…
My first time : Connie Our posts ‘My first time’, also published as ‘My nude debut’, has been a popular, if irregular series at SLN, and draw on reports we receive, or commission, as to our readers first experiences of naturism in its broadest sense.
They seem to be like buses 🙂 you wait for ages and two come along at once!
Here’s the first of two recently received reports, the first from Floridian reader Connie, about her first experiences of skiing dipping in her parents’ pool with a friend and, later in the week, there’ll be another in this ongoing, irregular series, following an inworld conversation I had with an avatar at a naturist sim.
Hi, I’m Connie, from Vero Beach, Florida. Or I was, 10 years ago as a middle teen. My nudist experience comes from I was living with my Mom in Florida. My parents are divorced and my Dad lives in Tampa now. Mom still lives in Vero Beach, but I’m now resident in Kissimmee after university there, finding a job after university and then marrying. I’m 25 now and the proud Mom of my own baby son. About 10 years ago, I was 15 going 16, my parents split up and Dad moved away. It was an amicable divorce and Mom got the house, complete with pool. At the time my Mom was young enough to think about dating again (she eventually married a boyfriend she met in that time) so used to go out every Friday night. I was pretty young, but she had enough faith in me for me to be at home if I had a friend over for a sleepover most Fridays.
Olivia would come over and stay until Saturday lunchtime when Mom drove her home, so we’d go home from school on a Friday afternoon, Mom would fix us some food, and we’d change into our bikinis and laze by the pool.
The sun would go down but it’s Florida, still warm enough to sit out in a bikini until midnight and beyond it you want to in the summer months.. Which was what we did. We’d put on some music, order a pizza or light up the BBQ, cook some food and chill. We’d swim a bit. Continued…Read full original article…
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…
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.
«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…
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.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
The Adirondacks are great for hiking and kayaking, but even relaxing by a creek may turn out very special there, as it happened to us at the so-called Potholers on the East Canada Creek. One of the reasons was that it was secluded enough to have the spot to ourselves most of the time, so we stayed comfortably naked.
Upstream from where we stayed, the creek was deep enough for swimming.
Downstream were the rocks, flat and comfortable – you can’t ask for a better way of relaxation than chilling outdoors with the sound of running water. Continued…Read full original article…
The British have once again proved that knowingly wear the title of most pretentious nation on the planet, having started a Grand swim naked, which only remembers Druridge Bay in Nothumberland, reports Rus.Media. About 400 naked absolutely enthusiasts of both sexes, regardless of age or body type, the sun bravely went into the icy waters of the North sea.
What are they, you ask? And that they have a charity event like this. Called North East Skinny Dip (“North East skinny dipping”), it was held for the seventh time, and invented it in 2011, 38-year-old paramedic from Sunderland JAX Higginson.
The event takes place completely naturally: people splashing in the icy waves, embraces, uplifts hands to the sun and generally enjoying life in every way. Continued…Read full original article…