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For discussion: Why aren’t nude selfies considered as normal as face selfies?

Remember the cell phone hacking scandal of 2014, when a bunch of woman celebrities had their nude selfies leaked? I’ll admit it at the time I wondered, ‘Why the HELL would you keep NUDE selfies on your cell phone??”

Um, fast forward a few years and my phone is crammed… and I mean CRAMMED with nude selfies, right alongside pictures of my kids, my storefront and various Brooklyn sunsets. Like, when people ask to see pics of my kids I have to cup my hands around my phone and scroll through about a couple dozen nude selfies before I get to them.

So what’s the deal? How did this happen? Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Black Girl with Long Hair

Original publication 8 November 2017

7th December 2017
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The insincerity of the female nude
Women should not be afraid to reclaim their naked bodies

John Berger once wrote: “To be naked is to be oneself. To be nude is to be seen naked by others and yet not recognised for oneself.”

These are the words which ring in my ears as I stroll through the halls of an art gallery, confronted by a never-ending stream of breasts, lips, cheeks, and hair – these are faces without stories, mouths without voices, smiles without substance.

As a woman, you become accustomed to seeing your own image reflected wherever you look, in a glamourised, beautified format. However, something about seeing the female form anatomised, deconstructed and rebuilt according to the male gaze never fails to astound me. It’s a disconcerting experience, only ever seeing reflections of your gender from an outsider’s perspective. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Cherwell

Original publication 30 November 2017

5th December 2017
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Time to grow up?

I find it hard to react with nothing other than hilarity that people are getting off on the idea of naked bodies, their mental capacity often stuck at age 14 regardless of however many years they’ve lived on this earth.

‘Tee hee hee…it’s a willy‘ [insert alternative pet name for penis here] shrieks some girls and grown women.

Or… ‘BOOOOOOOOBIES!!!!!’ roar the adolescent boys still extant in the heads of mature males. Continued…Read full original article…

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4th December 2017
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Would YOU strip off in front of your children?
Mummy blogger reveals she and her husband are ‘more than happy’ to be NAKED around their sons (but will cover up when the kids are older)

A mummy blogger has revealed how she and her husband are ‘more than happy’ to be naked in front of their children.

Celine Bell, 37, from east London, said she is relaxed about stripping off when at home with her sons Arthur, three, and 18-month-old George.

Celine Bell, from east London, revealed that she and her husband Pete, 39, are 'more than happy' to be naked around their two sons Arthur, left, and George
Celine Bell, from east London, revealed that she and her husband Pete, 39, are ‘more than happy’ to be naked around their two sons Arthur, left, and George Celine Bell

She explained that her youngsters meanwhile ‘revel in being naked’, and are ‘proud of what their bodies can achieve’.

However, she admitted there will come a time when she and her husband Pete, 39, will have to be ‘mindful’ of their children, and cover up.

Writing on her blog Bell From Bow, she said: ‘It when we are not out of the house, we are as laissez faire as we’ve always been, and that includes being naked in front of the kids.’ Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mail

2nd December 2017
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Man arrested after posing nude on Utah bridge

A man is under arrest after police say he was caught posing nude for a woman photographing him on a Utah bridge.

The couple apparently decided to take advantage of unseasonably warm temperatures and stage a photo shoot on a railroad bridge near Mountain Green on Wednesday afternoon, the Standard-Examiner reports.

Union Pacific railroad workers noticed the couple and called police because they thought they were fishing off the bridge. When Morgan County sheriff’s deputies arrived, they discovered the man was posing for the woman.

The man was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass and lewdness. The woman was cited for criminal trespass. Police say the couple is from Layton, but their names were not immediately released. Continued…Read full original article…

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1st December 2017
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El desnudo en el arte: El indigenismo canario

Las Islas Canarias, pese a su aislamiento geográfico de Europa y del resto de España, mantuvo durante todo el siglo XX un fuerte compromiso con las vanguardias artísticas internacionales. Es bien conocida su contribución, con artistas como Óscar Domínguez, al movimiento surrealista. Paralelamente – no contradictoriamente – se da un movimiento opuesto.

Gran parte de la nueva burguesía que emerge desde finales del siglo XIX, insegura en un mundo cambiante, busca un referente en la tradición y, al no encontrarlo, la inventa. Se desarrolla un realismo indigenista basado en una Arcadia que nunca existió y se gesta el mito de las Islas Afortunadas. Se inventa hasta el paisaje. El punto aglutinante más destacado fue, en la isla de Gran Canaria, la Escuela de Luján Pérez (fundada en 1917), pero también existió en menor medida en Tenerife, la otra isla que comparte la capitalidad de Canarias. Una situación que se mantuvo, en gran medida, hasta los años 80. Esta dicotomía, supuestamente antagónica, no es algo anómalo. En fin de cuentas el arte sólo es una expresión de la vida, de sus sentimientos y anhelos. Políticamente estamos observando que, junto a una globalización tendente a generar entidades administrativas, políticas y sociales más amplias y deslocalizadas, surgen movimientos nacionalistas como refugio a una pérdida de identidad, de carácter emotivo que, como en el caso del arte, necesitan muchas veces reinventar la historia. Continued…Read full original article…

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29th November 2017
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Uncensored nude dating show causes a stir after hitting Kiwi screens

A reality TV dating show with full-frontal nudity has proven to be a turn off for some Kiwi viewers.

TVNZ confirmed the broadcaster has received complaints about UK series Naked Attraction, which sees potential love interests introduced by gradually stripping bare in completely uncensored footage.

Season one of the show has joined TVNZ 2’s Friday night line-up, with the first episode featuring an average of five penises and two vaginas every minute, according to the Daily Mail.

A TVNZ spokeswoman said the show was unlike anything screened on TVNZ 2 before.

“We feel that Naked Attraction is revealing and made to be entertaining. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: New Zealand Herald

29th November 2017
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Naked Swimming in School

Durante años, hasta bien entrada la década de los 70 en las escuelas, institutos, universidades y/o asociaciones deportivas de Estados Unidos las clases de natación, principalmente en piscinas cubiertas, que se impartían a niños y adolescentes se realizaban en completa desnudez, era una práctica normalizada y estandarizada el dar las clases de natación sin traje de baño. En el documental Naked Swimming in School publicado en tres capítulos en YouTube en 2010, firmado por K. Dean Rhodes, el historiador se pregunta porqué ocurría esto y como es posible que nadie lo recuerde y, a continuación relata su investigación para dar respuesta a estas dos preguntas, presentando distintos documentos y un par de entrevistas de la radio.

Respecto al por qué, comienza contando que en la primera mitad del siglo pasado era bastante normal que los hombres fueran a bañarse y nadar desnudos en la naturaleza. Nadie esperaba otra cosa, especialmente cuando lo habitual era que no se mezclaran hombres y mujeres en este tipo de actividades. Culturalmente, en esa época se consideraba que un hombre no tenía por qué avergonzarse de que alguien le viera desnudo. Si que se esperaba que se cubrieran cuando hubiera mujeres presentes, pero más que por no avergonzarse ellos, por no ofender a las mujeres. En esa época, el desnudo masculino se utilizaba como símbolo de salud y vigor. A este respecto son curiosos los anuncios de una marca de jabones que utilizan ilustraciones de soldados bañándose en grupo en cualquier río, totalmente desnudos por supuesto. En esa época ese tipo de ilustración daba una imagen de salud y virilidad, como ya se ha indicado. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Info Nudismo

27th November 2017
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This is what happened when a painted woman walked through a shopping centre totally naked
Jen Seidel is a professional body painter.

Her YouTube channel consists of videos that, unsurprisingly, showcase bodypainting. Either emulating famous costumes, roles, or common situations.

Recently, she’s tapped into the trend of bodypainting people to appear they are wearing clothes, when actually they are walking around naked.

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Except for maybe an accessory to help pass off the illusion.

Her latest video was also in this vein. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Independent

27th November 2017
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El desnudo en el arte: Miguel Andrés Yecla.

Tanto las performances como las videoinstalaciones son exponentes artísticos que se inician con el siglo XX. Son muestras de un arte conceptual que fusiona componentes procedentes de diversas artes y replantea su mensaje en un nuevo formato. Para la performance, con elementos procedentes del teatro y la danza, la acción plástica tiene lugar en el cuerpo del artista, o a través del mismo, en un episodio limitado temporalmente. Las videoinstalaciones, menos efímeras, suponen el uso de las nuevas técnicas audivisuales y de una cinematografía experimental para transmitirnos esa experiencia artística. En algunas ocasiones se centra en el cuerpo y puede casi visionarse como una performance que perdura en el tiempo. Ambas técnicas artísticas se ven de un modo muy próximo en la obra del artista Miguel Andrés Yecla (Murcia, España, 1982).

La fotografías anteriores representan instantes de varias de sus performances. Para hacernos una idea de su significado reproduzco un video en el que este artista comenta el making-of de uno de sus montajes que aúna varios trabajos previos con el título UNTITLED Exhibition(ism): Continued…Read full original article…

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23rd November 2017
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Minneapolis chases a nude yoga group back underground
Soma Be spent a lot of the 1980s and ’90s heavily medicated.

Soma had been chronically depressed since the time he’d graduated from Bethel College in the late 1970s. The next couple decades he recalls “not doing much.”

Nude yoga might be entertaining for adults. But is it adult entertainment?
Nude yoga might be entertaining for adults. But is it adult entertainment? Susan Du

By 1990, he’d been prescribed “tons and tons of medication” for anxiety and depression, leaving him in a drugged haze. At night he couldn’t sleep, and aimlessly wandered the streets of the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis. One night he got mugged. Another time he found a murdered woman’s body.

Then one day Soma passed out on the floor of his apartment, lying unconscious for hours. A neurologist determined he was suffering from something called “serotonin syndrome,” brought on by taking several times the normal dose of Prozac, among other drugs.

Soma had to wean off this dependence without giving in to depression. A therapist suggested yoga Continued…Read full original article…

Source: City Pages

19th November 2017
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A Parisian gym let people train nude
You always wanted to train in your birthday suit? Head to Paris.

A Parisian gym is trying something new: letting naturists use their facilities a few nights a week.

The gym is located in the 12th arrondissement, in the same building as the pool Roger Le Gall, which also opens to naturists in the evening. According to a Reddit forum, the customer are friendly and mostly male aged between 20 and 70 years old. Woman are also welcome, but there are very few.

The gym is open Monday to Friday, between 9 and 11PM. Some evening are reserved for members of the Paris Naturists Association. Continued…Read full original article…

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18th November 2017
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Banned by the police: the true stories behind Modigliani’s languorous nudes
He was the ‘ravishing villain’ who drank, took drugs and bed-hopped his way around Paris. But Modigliani’s nudes – warm portraits of confident women – caused a revolution in painting

“We fight against the nude in painting, as nauseous and as tedious as adultery in literature,” proclaimed the Italian Futurists in 1910. The nude was dead; the speeding car more thrilling than the female body. Yet by 1919, Modigliani had almost single-handedly resuscitated her. This was not the decorous nakedness of Manet, the woman seen at a distance, wreathed in allegory. Neither was it the mutilating brutality of Picasso, whom Kenneth Clark saw as engaged in “a scarcely resolved struggle between love and hatred”. These were warm, living women, bursting out of the frame towards the viewer; women drifting languorously to sleep or writhing with pleasure. Naked flesh, captured on the canvas, would never be the same again.

Modern woman … Modigliani’s Reclining Nude (c1919).
Modern woman … Modigliani’s Reclining Nude (c1919). Tate

For decades, every Modigliani book and exhibition has talked about the “myth” of Modigliani, and the upcoming retrospective at the Tate is no exception. Is the story I’ve just described part of the myth? It may be, but like every myth, it points to a truth: they are different; they did change everything. We couldn’t have the abstracted forms of Alfred Stieglitz or Edward Weston’s nude photographs without the influence of Modigliani. Without him, it might have been years before the nude became so easily erotic.

The other elements of the Modigliani story also remain too enticing to abandon altogether. There is still something compelling about the combination of his early brilliance and his doomed body. He had come down with pleurisy and typhoid by the age of 14, and at 16 he contracted the TB that would eventually kill him. His easy popularity makes him a captivating presence even now. He was the precocious child of Italy who became the darling of Paris. He moved, charming, feckless, from the bed of one woman to another, maddening them with his drinking and his temper, seducing them with his erudition (he knew long sections of Dante by heart), his talent and good looks. “How beautiful he was, my God, how beautiful,” lamented one of his models. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: theguardian

18th November 2017
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‘I dare you’

A flurry of recent ‘My first time’ contributions got me thinking. Looking back over some of those posts, it’s clear that for many of us there’s an element of initial ‘dare’ about our first exposure in public. This doesn’t have to be a direct ‘I dare you’ approach, but can manifest itself in different ways.

The most recent ‘My first time’ contribution from Deborah suggests she didn’t want to appear prudish or embarrassed, and thus dove into the experience head first. My own naturist debut was a little bit similar.

Peer pressure.

So I made up a notecard which I distributed inworld to SL friends (who have identified as naturist in RL…some of my SL friends are only SL naturists) asking two simple questions. Continued…Read full original article…

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18th November 2017
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Photographer takes pictures of naked – and beautiful – old women

Libby Magness Weisberg waits at her Cherry Hill condo in a plush pink bathrobe and animal-print slippers. In a few minutes, she will pose for photographer and artist Nancy Hellebrand — completely naked.

Weisberg is 90.

Photographer Nancy Hellebrand is creating nude photos of women’s bodies, often focusing on parts and small details.
Photographer Nancy Hellebrand is creating nude photos of women’s bodies, often focusing on parts and small details. Tracie van Auken / for The Inquirer

Her body bears witness to the progression of life, of carrying and breastfeeding three children, of age spots and wrinkles and sags, of hips that creak and shoulders that hunch, and all the other travails and indignities of getting old.

Some might call her body a battlefield. Hellebrand calls it beautiful.

“I love their wrinkles,” says Hellebrand, 73, tall and lean with a shock of wild gray hair and round, red glasses perched on her nose. “I love their skin, the way light is on their skin. It’s a different version of beautiful. In younger women, the skin is taut. In older women, the skin is the opposite of taut … and it has its own strength.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Inquirer

17th November 2017
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Cancer survivors in their 70s strip off for naked charity calendar!
The regulars at the Plough Inn in Tetney have all had treatment for cancer or other serious medical conditions and are raising funds for St Andrew’s Hospice

Hats off to a group of cancer survivors who have done the Full Monty by becoming pin up Calendar Guys for a hospice charity.

With an average age of 73 years the pub regulars are making every day count by stripping off for a 2018 calendar.

Regulars at the Plough Inn, Tetney, who have bared all for a special calendar to raise funds for the St. Andrew's Hospice. Pictured are, from left, Roly Plaskitt, Rod Wraith, George Taylor, Theresa Crowe, Hospice representative, Dave Clark, Chuck Turner, Dave Matthews and Pete Wraith.
Regulars at the Plough Inn, Tetney, who have bared all for a special calendar to raise funds for the St. Andrew’s Hospice. Pictured are, from left, Roly Plaskitt, Rod Wraith, George Taylor, Theresa Crowe, Hospice representative, Dave Clark, Chuck Turner, Dave Matthews and Pete Wraith.

The boys from The Plough in Tetney, Lincolnshire were all inspired to raise money for St Andrew’s Hospice, Grimsby after they underwent treatment for cancer and other medical conditions.

The liberated Lincolnshire lads hope to emulate the success of the Yorkshire WI team who inspired Calendar Girls and go on to make their own movie. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Grimsby Telegraph

17th November 2017
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My first time : the Finnish sauna
When I was at school we had a foreign exchange cultural holiday, writes guest columnist Deborah, when a class from Finland came to our school for a week and, later, we returned to stay with them for a week. We’d put up a student at home when they were here in England, and we’d stay with their families when we got back to [I’ve opted to omit the name of the place : Ella] their home town.

I’d made friends with Katja, we’re still friends even now, and have each attended the other’s wedding.

Our class were all 17 turning 18 at the time and we were farmed out to the various families after the first day sitting in classes with our chosen partner.

We arrived on a Monday, and the week progressed as normal until Friday night when Katja’s Mum announced it was sauna night in the household. I looked through the window to see Katja’s Dad and brother firing up the sauna at the bottom of their garden, and the water of the lake at the bottom of the garden shimmering beyond.

‘Oh’, I blurted out. ‘We weren’t advised to bring swimming costumes with us’.

Katja and her Mum exchanged glances. ‘There is no need. We go naked in the sauna’

Everyone? Even in the course of the five days so far I’d fallen a little bit in love with Katja’s gorgeous looking, tall, lean brother. And he was going to go naked in the sauna???? Continued…Read full original article…

Source: the sl naturist

17th November 2017
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Nudity in pool locker rooms: natural or offensive?
Roland Bérard has been using Brossard’s indoor pool for 30 years.

It never occurred to the 67-year-old healing facilitator and former engineer that it was inappropriate to take all his clothes off in the locker room to shower and change.

But the South Shore municipality informed swimmers in its November newsletter that nudity is forbidden in changing rooms.

“I’m all for respect," says Roland Bérard, pictured outside the complex that houses the Antoine-Brossard pool, "but when I’m taking my shower, I don’t want to wear my bathing suit.”
“I’m all for respect,” says Roland Bérard, pictured outside the complex that houses the Antoine-Brossard pool, “but when I’m taking my shower, I don’t want to wear my bathing suit.” John Mahoney / Montreal Gazette

“The city would like to remind users of the public pools that in the changing rooms, they must be clothed, covered up or use the cubicles or toilets,” aquatic supervisor Dominique Lavigne wrote in an email to Bérard after he sent a query about the new rules.

Locker-room etiquette will get even more complicated two years from now, when Brossard opens a new aquatic centre with a universal changing room, rather than separate ones for men and women. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Montreal Gazette

16th November 2017
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Riding BAREBACK: Female jockeys strip with whips for VERY saucy calendar
FEMALE jockeys have stripped off and left just their helmets on as they pose for a cheeky charity calendar.

The riders are pictured on horseback and in front of a racecourse for the sultry photoshoot.

In one shot, the women pose with riding whips and crowd into a tub.

In another, the girls tap each other’s backsides as they gaze into the camera in nothing but their jerseys.

ATHLETES: The women are all talented point-to-point riders
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ATHLETES: The women are all talented point-to-point riders[/caption]

The shoot was organised by group leader and jockey Leanda Tickle and carried out in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire.

The models featured are point-to-point riders, jockeys who race over fences with hunting horses.

From around 1,000 images shot on three separate photoshoots, three were chosen to form the Big Reveal 2018 calendar. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Star

15th November 2017
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Facebook asks users for nude photos in project to combat revenge porn
In Australia pilot effort, company will ‘hash’ images, converting them into digital fingerprints that prevent any other attempts to upload the same pictures

Facebook is asking users to send the company their nude photos in an effort to tackle revenge porn, in an attempt to give some control back to victims of this type of abuse.

Facebook is working with an Australian government agency to pilot the technology.
Facebook is working with an Australian government agency to pilot the technology. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Individuals who have shared intimate, nude or sexual images with partners and are worried that the partner (or ex-partner) might distribute them without their consent can use Messenger to send the images to be “hashed”. This means that the company converts the image into a unique digital fingerprint that can be used to identify and block any attempts to re-upload that same image.

Facebook is piloting the technology in Australia in partnership with a government agency headed up by the e-safety commissioner, Julia Inman Grant, who told ABC it would allow victims of “image-based abuse” to take action before pictures were posted to Facebook, Instagram or Messenger. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Guardian

14th November 2017
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Someone tried to sell Sia’s nudes, Sia leaks them herself
The singer posted the image on Twitter with the caption ‘Everyday is Christmas!’

Sia has one-upped a website selling her creepy, long distance lens nudes by posting them herself on Twitter. The photo, which was shot without her consent or knowledge, was for sale on a website charging to unpixelate the image. The watermark for paparazzi agency FameFlyNet is visible on the image.

Not wanting to let anyone make money off non-consensual images of her nude body, Sia, famously protective of her image and privacy, posted the image herself on Twitter with the caption: “Someone is apparently trying to sell naked photos of me to my fans. Save your money, here it is for free. Everyday is Christmas!” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Dazed

13th November 2017
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Why all artists should have naked ambition
Shadows and skin texture, the way the limbs move, extend. Every pose or position, reveals a whole new composition

It’s a question I am often asked, “why do artists draw from the nude”.

Shadows and skin texture, the way the limbs move, extend. Every pose or position, reveals a whole new composition
The short answer is, the human figure offers all the complexities an artist needs to learn in order to be able to conquer any drawing subject.

But why? Well, the longer answer goes like this…

Every time a model makes a move, there’s something to learn and work on. Shadows and skin texture, the way the limbs move, extend. Every pose or position, reveals a whole new composition, and another focus for a drawing. A great range of movement is possible, right in front of you, which combined with the anatomical and structural complexity of the body, make particular demands on us when we draw. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: BBC

13th November 2017
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Animal attraction! Edinburgh veterinary students strip off for VERY cheeky charity calendar (with only wildlife to protect their modesty)

A group of veterinary students have truly gone back to nature in a daring shoot that saw them strip off for a charity calendar.

The students who are all studying at The Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies bared all in a recent shoot that saw them pose alongside the animals they care for.

Many braved the bitter winds of the highlands in order to pose alongside wild cattle in the stunning shots
Many braved the bitter winds of the highlands in order to pose alongside wild cattle in the stunning shots When Vets Undress

The calendar released in time for the New Year is titled When Vets Undress and sees the students conceal their modesty by hiding behind alpacas and covering themselves with adorable puppies.

The photos were taken in some of Scotland’s most scenic locations with the brave vets facing the bitter winds of the highlands in order to capture the perfect photo. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mail

11th November 2017
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Activists behind a rejected 45-foot statue of a naked woman in D.C. have a new plan: A 26-foot digital artwork of a naked woman.

The activists had wanted to place a 45-foot statue of a nude women on prime land on the Mall. They said it would be a symbol of feminine strength and power, a sign that women should never feel ashamed in their bodies.

Activists hope to display this 26-foot-tall image as part of an annual festival later this month on the Mall.
Activists hope to display this 26-foot-tall image as part of an annual festival later this month on the Mall. Women of Catharsis

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Source: The Washington Post

10th November 2017
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Photo series captures naked bodies in all their glory to challenge the idea of being ‘normal’
Seriously, screw the pressure to be ‘normal’.

It’s all made up, anyway. Beauty standards are fleeting, arbitrary, and often impossible to reach.

And besides, if we were all ‘normal’, it’d be pretty boring. Our wonderfulness is in our difference.

That’s the message 22-year-old artist Francesc Planes hopes to explore in his photo series, The Normality Project.

Tess was called a ‘fatty’.
Tess was called a ‘fatty’. FRANCESC PLANES / CATERS NEWS

Francesc photographed people who have been bullied for the things that make them different – from a prosthetic eye to their weight – but have learned to embrace and love their bodies. He asked these people to strip naked for a joyful photoshoot that celebrates the things that aren’t ‘normal’, but are glorious anyway. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Metro

9th November 2017
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How to Take a Boy Into the Locker Room Without Scarring Him
You have to talk about it, but it doesn’t have to be weird.

At some point in your young son’s life, he will accompany you for the first time into a locker room. The experience won’t be particularly noteworthy for you because you’re a grown man who’s been to a pool or a gym or experienced summer camp or gym class or life on Earth, which sometimes involves lockers, in general. But, for your son, it has the potential to be awkward or downright frightening to suddenly be surrounded by strange men in various degrees of undress if you haven’t had a basic conversation with him about human bodies. Fortunately, that conversation is easily had and easily understood by your toddler, who can process and handle more than you might think. Unfortunately, that conversation might make you feel weird. But it’s only weird if you make it weird.

Think of the locker room as a teaching opportunity — a classroom for casual nudity, healthy body image, and sexual understanding. “When you boil it down, it’s a discussion about body parts. It’s really easy,” says Stacey Honowitz, supervisor of the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit for the Florida State Attorney’s office and author of Genius With a Penis, Don’t Touch. “It comes down to logic and common sense. It’s when you hide it, when you shelter kids from things, that they become unaware and you run into problems.” Still, like any good lesson, some prep-work is needed to drive it home. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Fatherly

3rd November 2017
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The irony with textile colonies

It’s quite interesting how within the textile colonies, that it’s ok to sell products by sex appeal. Violence is all over the television with beheadings, people getting their brains shot off; even games promote the same concept.

Yet, a simple display nudity that shows a nipple, butt crack, the penis, vagina on TV or in public — people lose their minds and freak out. in some cases, being barefoot in public people lose their minds.

It’s time for people to rethink the very way you were brainwashed and re-train your track of mind for at least just one second before skipping the rest of this article. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Naturist Page

3rd November 2017
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El cuerpo desnudo en fotografía: Laura Dodsworth y su Realidad Desnuda

La producción fotográfica no está siempre diseñada para su exposición en las paredes de una sala privada o pública. Su incorporación como obra gráfica dentro de un libro permite muchas veces una mayor contextualización y un enriquecimiento biunívoco. La fotógrafa Laura Dodsworth nos presenta en su obra “Manhood: The Bare Reality” una colección de fotografías de 100 penes de varones entre 20 y 92 años, junto con el relato de sus propietarios. La visión de la propia masculinidad, de las inseguridades ligadas al cuerpo, al tamaño del pene como obsesión masculina, se van desgranando en este centenar de historias que configuran un gran relato psico-sociológico.

Montaje con las 100 imágenes de la obra
Montaje con las 100 imágenes de la obra

Dodsworth nos comenta:

“Los hombres sienten presión sobre su imagen corporal, de un modo similar a las mujeres, aunque algo menos. No tenía idea de cuántos hombres sienten ansiedad e inseguridad por el tamaño de su pene, o por algún aspecto de su desempeño”. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: migueldesnudo

31st October 2017
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Medieval Censorship, Nudity And The Revealing History Of The Fig Leaf
How did we come to use fig leaves to cover naked figures in art? The tale of the fig leaf is part of the long history of censorship in art.

Those who love Instagram know that there are strict guidelines about the parts of the body that can be shown on the site. While some have risked removal of their photographs by posting nudes, others like artist Claudia Sahuquillo have begun to explore how the material used to cover sensitive areas of the body can themselves be seen as art. Instagram’s censorship of nudity is nothing new. It can be traced back to the Renaissance use of fig leaves to cover nude statues and frescoes.

A mosaic of Adam and Eve from the 5th c. CE now at the Cleveland Museum of Art
A mosaic of Adam and Eve from the 5th c. CE now at the Cleveland Museum of Art Sarah E. Bond

The first mentions of a fig leaf to cover nudity is in conjunction with the book of Genesis (3:7) with the Hebrew words עֲלֵ֣ה תְאֵנָ֔ה. Adam and Eve cover their nakedness with a loincloth or apron of fig leaves that were–as later early Christian commentators noted–quite scratchy. In his commentary on Genesis, the late Roman bishop and theologian Augustine would hypothesize that these leaves symbolized lying, whereas the Venerable Bede noted that they were a symbol of the tendency to sin.

Relief of Adam and Eve from the Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus, dated to 359 CE
Relief of Adam and Eve from the Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus, dated to 359 CE Wikimedia

The earliest depictions of Adam and Eve in the catacombs in Rome (from the third and fourth centuries CE) often show the two shamefully clutching fig leaves to cover their naked bodies. Well into the later fourth century, fig leaves were attached to the story of the Garden of Eden but were notably not applied to all works of art. Classical statuary depicting heroic nudes and other types of naked bodies continued to be appreciated during the late empire. However, the heroically nude statues of classical antiquity began to become a symbol of a “pagan” past within medieval Europe and the Byzantine Empire. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Forbes

31st October 2017
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Want to lower your blood pressure? Get naked

It seems everyone is trying to find a new way to get healthy — but what if all you had to do was barely anything at all? At least when it comes to clothes.

Some residents at Forest Hills Nudist Club near Saranac are discovering the health benefits of being naked, like Marion Yancey, “I just can’t say enough about how wonderful it is.”

Neither can some researchers.

A 2014 study in the Journal Diabetes found that sleeping in the nude can increase your metabolism and lower blood sugar levels which reduces the risk of Type II Diabetes. Continued…Read full original article…

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29th October 2017
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Serial Spanish nudist strips off in front of Michelangelo’s David
Italy’s most artistic streaker is back.

Three years after he stripped off in front of Botticelli’s Venus and six months since he frolicked in the Trevi Fountain in Rome, a Spanish man once again surprised art lovers by posing nude in front of another Italian masterpiece: Michelangelo’s David.

The Spaniard, a “performer” named Adrián Pino Olivera, removed his clothes last Sunday and stood naked next to the monumental sculpture, which takes pride of place in Florence’s Galleria dell’Accademia.

He shouted “incomprehensible phrases” while a companion filmed him, Il Messaggero reported.

Security guards rushed to cover him and eventually escorted him out of the museum, which attracts thousands of visitors each day. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Local

27th October 2017
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WNBR – Mexico City 2017

It’s been a month since the devastating earthquake in Mexico City, and let’s hope it will recover well, to be better than before. I saw quite a bit of this city in June during one of the most fun events imaginable: the World Naked Bike Ride! Already in my first ever WNBR – in Madrid 2009 – it was clear that such rides provide an amazing way to see the city, and in the company of hundreds naked (or so) people. Can you think of a better city tour? And it’s all for a great cause to promote cycling to be the major mode of urban transportation in response to ever increasing pollution and overpopulation. Nudity here helps to get the message across: cyclists use the pure power of human body (so, show that body!) – and yet we are the ones who are most prone to the truly indecent exposure to the traffic and vehicle pollution.

And it doesn’t hurt to get some more specific messages written on those naked bodies, so in the beginning of the event, many people spend time with body-painting and decorating themselves in other funny and creative ways. I had ‘energía pura’ written on my thigh, and this guy – ‘fragile’, another reminded to keep the distance of 1.5 m away from cars (‘distancia de autos 1.5 m’), others just acknowledged their love to cycling, etc etc. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Active Naturists

23rd October 2017
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Women should feel safe to send their nude pictures
EMMA Freedman had a point when she said it was dangerous taking nude photos. But her argument was flawed, writes Kerri Sackville.

“Have you ever sent a nude pic to a lover?” I asked a female friend a couple of weeks ago.

“God no,” she said. “I don’t want my lovers to see my body while we’re doing it, let alone look at it in a photo!” We laughed. “What about you?”

A photo of a naked woman wearing premiership medal that was circulated after Richmond’s win has rocked the AFL community.
A photo of a naked woman wearing premiership medal that was circulated after Richmond’s win has rocked the AFL community. Supplied

“I’ve done it,” I told truthfully. “It was really fun. I have no regrets. I’d probably do it again.”

I thought about our conversation last night, after Sports Sunday aired a segment about the Richmond leaked photo scandal. As Peter Fitzsimons criticised the AFL’s historical mistreatment of women, radio commentator Emma Freedman had a different take. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: news.com.au

20th October 2017
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Quenching a Thirst

When I was a kid there was a citrus soda called Rondo. They had a commercial where a man would stumble out of the desert, in desperate need for a drink. But before he’d take the inevitable offering of water, first he’d ask for some plain, dry, potato chips. He wanted his thirst to be so extreme that when he drank some Rondo, it would be even that much better. Rondo – the thirst crusher.

Well Rondo is long since gone, but for me, as a youth and budding naturist, I had a thirst…..for nudity. While it’s a memory of a bygone era, but what young man didn’t have his stash of nudes — a few treasured well worn, dog eared photos of a nude, semi-nude, or bikini clad goddesses. Over the years I had accumulated my own collection that I had stumbled across — a photo of Bo Derek frolicking nude on a beach, a stolen page from my sisters vogue of a woman sunning nude by a pool, and a few others. Like so many others, they provided titilation and enjoyment in their own right.

But somewhat juxtaposed to the Playboyesque collection were a few other gems — a photo from a book catalog showing a cover of a book about Nudists featuring a nude woman and her child by a lake, a ripped page from a National Geographic showing two nude young men walking across the Savannah, and another magazine photo showing a nude pearl diver. While I’ll be the first to say I enjoyed my other collection beyond measure, this group was even more special. It was a glimpse into another world. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naturist Thoughts

19th October 2017
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Sarah Silverman Explains the Full-Frontal Nudity ‘I Love You, America’
The comedian reveals why she had two audience members sit naked during the premiere episode of her Hulu variety show.

The debut episode of Sarah Silverman’s brand new Hulu variety show I Love You, America features some startling full-frontal nudity. The moment comes during the comedian’s opening monologue, in which she tells the crowd that instead of picturing the audience naked, she’d prefer to see some real-life nudity.

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The camera quickly turns to two of the show’s attendees, Scott and Stella, both seated in their chairs completely naked, prompting a mix of gasps and giggles from the rest of the crowd. With a grin on her face, Silverman greets Scott and instructs the cameraman to pan down to his “pubes,” as she puts it. “Great penis, Scott,” she explains, before turning her attention to Stella and her privates.

The uncomfortable bit, it turns out, was developed early on in the writers room. “When someone pitched the picture-the-audience-naked concept, I went, ‘Ugh, that’s so trite. You thought of that because you’ve seen it before on television,'” Silverman explained to The Hollywood Reporter after the taping. “So we just leaned into that trope and made it into something totally, in my opinion, original.” And after all, this is a streaming service, not some broadcast network with strict standards and practices limits. “I wanted to take advantage of the fact that we are on a network where we can see nudity, clinical nudity.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

18th October 2017
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These candid nude portraits of men are fighting body shaming in the LGBT community
Hook-up culture generally is pretty shallow.

Apps are designed to be a kind of internet-shopping-dating-experience, where you go by looks rather than personality. You’ve only got a few seconds to lure someone in before they swipe left. Looks are what make people give you a chance to explain yourself.

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And all dating apps have an element of ‘looks first’ about them, it’s an attitude especially endemic in the LGBTQ community. Apps like Grindr and Scruff are often unforgiving and prone to body-shaming. Men list what they don’t want in their bios – ‘no fats, no hairy, no old’ are not uncommon. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Metro

17th October 2017
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Facebook ad ban over nude artwork shocks women’s not-for-profit
Tote bag created by artist Frances Cannon features two nude women dancing but was ‘in no way meant to be controversial’

The Victorian Women’s Trust, a not-for-profit organisation that supports women and girls through research and advocacy, has been banned by Facebook from advertising a tote bag for sale as part of a fundraising drive.

Facebook says the tote bag created by Frances Cannon and sold by the Victorian Women’s Trust violates its advertising policies.
Facebook says the tote bag created by Frances Cannon and sold by the Victorian Women’s Trust violates its advertising policies. Breeana Dunbar

The bag features a picture of two nude women dancing and was created by the Melbourne artist Frances Cannon, who uses her work to promote self-esteem, positive body image and self-love.

The trust is selling the bag to raise funds to carry out its work but fears it will now lose money after it was banned from promoting the ad on Facebook and Instagram. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Guardian

15th October 2017
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Bloot op tv is gewoon, en toch is de Nederlandse tv preutser geworden
Op 9 oktober 1967 was voor het eerst een blote vrouw te zien op tv. Twee borsten kwamen zomaar de huiskamers binnen. Vele primeurs volgden, en vijftig jaar later kijkt niemand op of om wanneer een naakt lijf in beeld verschijnt. En toch is de Nederlandse televisie preutser geworden.

Het eerste naakt

Verscholen achter een opengeslagen krant verschijnt een vrouw in beeld. ‘Phil Bloom’, spellen de letters op het scherm haar naam. Twee over elkaar geslagen blote benen piepen onder het papier uit, erboven beweegt een paar zwaar opgemaakte ogen over een nieuwsbericht.

'Adam zoekt Eva Vips', uitgezonden in 2017.
‘Adam zoekt Eva Vips’, uitgezonden in 2017. RTL

“De VPRO zet schaar in naakt van Phil”, klinkt de stem van de vrouw. “Fotomodel Phil Bloom komt 9 oktober niet naakt op de televisieschermen.” Nadat beelden uit de tweede aflevering van het tv-programma ‘Hoepla!’ zijn uitgelekt, waarop de kunstenares in evakostuum reacties op aflevering één voorleest uit Trouw, hebben de omroepbonzen de uitzending volgens het artikel verboden.

Toch is Bloom die negende oktober 1967 in menig huiskamer te zien. Met een stalen gezicht leest ze het bericht uit. Dan vouwt ze de krant dicht, waarmee alsnog een stel blote borsten en dijen achter het papier vandaan komen: een wereldwijde primeur voor de televisie. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Trouw

11th October 2017
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Diez días desnudos en A-3
La cadena privada apuesta como gran su ‘show’ de la temporada por el éxito internacional ‘El contenedor’

Once personas de cuatro hogares españoles vivirán durante diez días despojados de todas sus pertenencias, incluida la ropa, mientras mantienen sus rutinas diarias como ir al trabajo, a clase y al gimnasio. Este es el sorprendente planteamiento de ‘El contenedor’, nueva vuelta de tuerca al género del ‘reality show’ que, tras triunfar en media Europa (con el título original de ‘Stripped’), llegará a España de la mano de Antena 3, como una de las grandes apuestas de esta cadena privada para la temporada en curso.

Imagen promocional de El contenedor, nuevo reality show de Antena 3 TV
Imagen promocional de El contenedor, nuevo reality show de Antena 3 TV EL PERIÓDICO

El programa, emitido por primera vez en Dinamarca, ha sido presentado este jueves, 7 de septiembre, en el Festival de Televisión de Vitoria (FestVal), por la directora de Programas de Entretenimiento de la cadena, Carmen Ferreiro, y la directora de Entretenimiento de la productora Shine Iberia (‘Masterchef’, ‘Me resbala’…) , Ana Rivas.

El punto de partida del programa es sencillo: los habitantes de cuatro hogares deberán vivir durante 9 días y 10 noches despojados de todos sus objetos personales y también del mobiliario y resto de útiles domésticos, de manera que no tendrán ropa, cama o sofá. Todas sus pertenencias estarán guardadas en un contenedor situado a un kilómetro de la vivienda. Deberán desplazarse hasta él -se las ingenian para no estar en la calle completamente desnudos- y cada miembro podrá recuperar un solo objeto al día. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Diario Córdoba

11 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

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Spirited Bodies with All The Young Nudes, Edinburgh

On the eve of my travelling to the Highlands in late July, arrived an email from Joanna of All The Young Nudes – the Scottish life drawing organisation that runs groups in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen. I was invited to bring Spirited Bodies to the Edinburgh Fringe festival again, as one of ATYN 4 special events there. I was offered dates and was immediately keen; August generally being quiet meant I had time, and it had been such a fun gig last year.

I first worked with Joanna in 2013 when Lucy, Thelma and I had driven to Scotland and created 3 separate Spirited Bodies events – one in Glasgow at The Flying Duck with ATYN; and two in Edinburgh – one at Marchmont St Giles Church hall, and one at St Margaret’s House (formerly Arts Complex).

Time was short as the next day I was travelling North, and for all I knew might well have poor connectivity once in the Highlands. So we quickly arranged a date, and I made the necessary bookings for transport and a room. I also put out a call on social media to let people know that I was coming – and was looking for people to try modelling for the first time, as well as for experienced models keen to join in. Steve would unfortunately not be able to join me this time due to work commitments, which he was very sorry about, partly because he likes joining in the modelling, also the social aspect of meeting all the models. And then there’s visiting stunning Edinburgh! Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Spirited Bodies

09 September, 2017, 5:20 pm