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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.

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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…

Source: The SL Naturist

6th 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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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.

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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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Skinny-dipping in the Adirondacks

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.

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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…

Source: Active Naturists

18th October 2017
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400 naked people plunged into the sea with the sunrise

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.

400 naked people plunged into the sea with the sunrise Enchanting sight!
400 naked people plunged into the sea with the sunrise
Enchanting sight!

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…

Source: The Sherbrook Times

17th October 2017
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El veto al nudismo atenta contra la libertad individual

Hemos querido recuperar una entrevista que se realizó a Emili Vives a día de hoy propietario del primer pueblo naturista de la península ” El Fonoll ” donde se hablaba de las libertades y el veto que sufre el nudismo.

Emili Vives, naturista, decidió poner en marcha El Fonoll hace 20 años con mucho trabajo y mucha ilusión. Aprovechando la entrada en vigor de la prohibición del nudismo y el seminudismo en Barcelona, hablamos con él sobre ésta y otras cuestiones. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: vidanaturista

13th 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.

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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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What I learnt living next to a nudist colony

My husband and I wondered why the advertisement for the Sunshine Coast rental property described it as “nudist friendly”. We naively believed it must have been because the place was secluded enough to go clothes-free without offending anyone. How nice to have such privacy, we thought.

Our landlord ran a colony for “clothing optional” enthusiasts.
Our landlord ran a colony for “clothing optional” enthusiasts. Peyton Weikert – Stocksy

On moving in, we discovered our landlord was a travelling naturist, who ran a colony for fellow “clothing optional” enthusiasts on the adjoining property.

Here are five things we discovered in our years living next door to nudists: Cont…Read full original article…

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8th October 2017
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What does it really change?

I was having a discussion with a bunch of friends about hiking and more specifically naked hiking. One of my female friend was really puzzled and asked this simple question: « but what does it change? You can walk wearing a light short and that should not change anything, so what does it really change to walk naked? » My answer was one word: « Everything! »

Now I continued. « Have you ever skinny dipped? You know, just dropping your clothing and jumped into the water entirely naked? How did it feel? ». The answer was of course it felt great not only because of the feeling of the water over her naked body, but also because it was kinda… forbidden. True, first timer feels going over the border and it creates this adrenaline-induced feeling of transgression.

« Now, » I continued, « if you get to go on a nudist beach and get naked to tan and swim, you will not feel anymore, quite quickly actually, this feeling of transgression. What will remain though is this feeling of well-being. This is exactly what naked hikers are experiencing too. » Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Nu et heureux – Naked and Happy

8th 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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When Will We Accept Nudity?

By the turn of the 20th century, there was a full-fledged nudist movement unfolding in Europe. This wasn’t the oil-soaked, full-penetration nudity of the Roman Empire, but a communal understanding among “nonsexual social nudists,” folks that felt the sting of the Industrial Revolution in their lungs and wanted to get back to nature. They were, predictably, mostly German and they let it all hang out in parks and naturist resorts. Though the trend made its way across the Atlantic, it morphed in America, becoming a beach thing – and, eventually, becoming a subcultural thing.

On an Austrian hike with N.E.W.T. aka the Naked European Walking Tour.
On an Austrian hike with N.E.W.T. aka the Naked European Walking Tour.

Mark Haskell Smith, who reports on subcultures for a living, shed it all to live as the nudists do for his book Naked At Lunch. Smith weaves his American and European nudists adventures with the fascinating history of nudism. Inverse talked to him about the future of the no-clothes pastime and what not to do at a nudist resort. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Inverse

17:20 4th October 2017

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Podemos pide proteger y promover el nudismo “como valores de nuestra sociedad”

El diputado regional de Podemos, Andrés Pedreño, afirmó ayer miércoles que el Gobierno del PP debe tomar medidas “para suprimir los obstáculos reglamentarios impuestos por diversos ayuntamientos regionales para la práctica del nudismo”.

La formación morada pide al Gobierno regional que promueva este tipo de actividad naturista en las playas regionales
La formación morada pide al Gobierno regional que promueva este tipo de actividad naturista en las playas regionales DLM

“Este es un ámbito que atañe a la libertad de expresión y por ello, no puede ser regulado por una Ordenanza municipal. En su lugar, pedimos que se protejan y promuevan los valores del Naturismo, como valores de nuestra sociedad”.

Pedreño ha recordado que las playas en las que se prohibió este verano el naturismo, se viene realizando esta práctica desde hace décadas con “total normalidad y civismo el naturismo. El tema no era motivo de debate público, no había ningún tipo de polémica respecto a esta cuestión en nuestras playas. No ha habido ninguna demanda social para establecer hoy en día estas prohibiciones”. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Diario de La Manga

17:10 4th 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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New York Times Magazine cover receives praise from nudists

People on the cover of the New York Times Magazine generally wear clothes. Not so Sunday. With the subhead “When in Estonia … How families around the world spend their vacations,” the magazine’s cover depicts a family alighting on an alpine pond without the encumbrance of swimsuits. It is one of many beautiful images in the photo essay, which documents the trip of Mariann and Henry Liimal and their children to the Mooska smoke sauna in Vorumaa, Estonia.

And yes, some New York Times subscribers were offended by the immersion journalism. “I got an email last night from somebody saying, ‘I’m appalled that the New York Times stooped to such lows to titillate its audience,’” says Jake Silverstein, the magazine’s top editor. Another thought that the photo choice was offensive because the magazine goes out to subscribers with families, said Silverstein. Families, that is, who presumably do not skinny-dip in the Estonian sticks. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Washington Post

30 September, 2017, 5:20 pm