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Naked calendar BANNED for shocking reason
A CHEEKY charity calendar has been banned and subjected to a cyber attack after upsetting officials.

You may have heard of the notorious naked Warwick Rowers charity calendar before.

Each year a group of uni sportsmen strip off and pose for saucy snaps to raise money for a good cause.

But the lads’ nude antics have not been welcomed in Russia.

NUDE AMBITION: The naked Warwick Rowers have not been welcomed in Russia
NUDE AMBITION: The naked Warwick Rowers have not been welcomed in Russia PH

The Rowers have been flogging their naked calendars to raise money for LGBT charities, gaining thousands of gay fans worldwide in the process.

But this year Warwick Rowers has been banned in Russia, with the calendars being rejected by Russian customs and sent back to Britain. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Star

Original publication 4 December 2017

9th December 2017
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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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Sport clubs strip NAKED for calendar – with HILARIOUS results
A PHOTOGRAPHER got sport clubs in a village to strip off for a naked calendar – and the pics are hilarious.

Stephanie Chapman produced the sport-themed Christmas calendar of the residents of her Kent village of Kings Hill near West Malling.

CHEEKY: People from Kings Hill, Kent, were snapped in the buff
CHEEKY: People from Kings Hill, Kent, were snapped in the buff Flynet

She created 12-months worth of nude snaps of the residents in a variety of sporty poses.

The hilarious pics include a women’s rugby club with their modesty saved by strategically placed balls and flags. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Star

23rd November 2017
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Clothing Optional: What It’s Like To Be A Nudist

It is 1:33 a.m. on a Saturday night and I am at church. Or more precisely, I am standing on the roof of a Ukrainian cathedral in North Melbourne. “I can feel the wind through my pubes,” Jordan giggles from the other side of the domed structure. I glance over and see the hazy outline of his lanky body, backlit against the glittering panorama of the CBD.

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Oh, did I forget to mention? We are butt naked.

This is how Jordan, a 21-year-old Bachelor of Science student, regularly spends his free evenings. He is vegan, an avid reader of Chuck Palahniuk and a nudist. Continued…Read full original article…

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23rd 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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‘Buff on the Bluff’ craze on culturally significant Bluff Knoll leads WA elder to call for nude photo ban
An Indigenous tour operator in Western Australia’s Great Southern region wants a nude photo trend in the Stirling Range National Park to end, and would prefer if tourists stopped climbing peaks in the park altogether.

Goreng man and tour guide Joey Williams said the ‘Buff on the Bluff’ social media craze, which results in hikers posting photos of themselves naked once they reached the peak of Bluff Knoll, was disrespectful.

Goreng elder Joey Williams wants nude photos to be banned on the peak of Bluff Knoll.
Goreng elder Joey Williams wants nude photos to be banned on the peak of Bluff Knoll. Poornarti Aboriginal Tours

“Especially if it’s posted up and they have got a beautiful panoramic shot of the top of the hill, but someone’s butt cheeks are on there,” he said.

While Mr Williams said it was OK for people to climb the mountain if they were respectful, he would still prefer it if they did not climb.

“I’m against it, I’ll let you know that,” he said. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: ABC

20th November 2017
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Why hockey players in Australia are going nude
“This calendar, as part of the work we are doing at The Perth Pythons, is our contribution to making hockey a more inclusive sport,” a hockey player said.

Lending its strong support to the LGBT community and to discourage homophobic slurs in sport, The Perth Python men’s hockey team in Australia just did the unthinkable – shed all their clothes on the field for a calendar photoshoot.

Perth Pythons Hockey Club

“Growing up, I would hear a lot of homophobic slurs thrown around the hockey field.

“I wasn’t able to stand up for others or myself because I was too scared of being rejected by my teammates,” the watoday.com quoted Perth hockey player Reid Smith as saying. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: ZeeNews

20th 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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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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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…

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11th November 2017
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The Digital Camera — Technology’s Gift to Naturists

To all the techno-geek engineers out there who over time created the capability for me to build a photo album of naturist memories without concern of what developers might see, who might find out, where copies might end up, and what might happen…..thank you! Thank you from the bottom of my gloriously nude heart. Because looking back on fond memories is one of my favorite pastimes. Nude memories can now be easily included in that.

I suppose the Polaroid provided the same capability many years earlier but on a much smaller scale and certainly with less fidelity. So, I’m not really counting that. But I did utilize a camcorder to provide the same purpose — documenting my new found nudist experiences.

In my younger years, I filmed many of my nude activities — really boring stuff really….cleaning, vacuuming, walking thru the house, my first foray into being nude outdoors, etc… It was just everyday life, but nude. I really enjoyed looking back on them later. It was like getting to step outside myself and get so me living as a naturist. Just going to and fro, nude. It wasn’t focused on seeing my penis and butt. It was about seeing my naturism. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naturist Thoughts

11th 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 photographing naturists helped me to love my body’
Amelia Allen went from fashion to fully-naked, and here’s what she learnt.

When you think of naturists, you probably cringe in horror remembering the time you went skinny dipping after a few too many sangrias.

But as photographer Amelia Allen’s new book Naked Britain points out, naturism is something that’s happening in Britain right now; and though you might not think it, encompasses every shape, age, colour and career.

Amelia Allen

Here, she explains how shadowing British Naturism clubs for two years changed her perception of ‘beauty’, and helped her learn to love her body.

“I’ve been a fashion photographer for quite a few years”, she told Cosmopolitan UK. “And I spend a lot of time photographing what you would call ‘conventional beauty’ and ‘aesthetically pleasing models’ to promote clothes. I enjoy that industry; it’s fun and creative, but if you leave that bubble, you realise how warped it can make your perception of the human body. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Cosmopolitan

7th November 2017
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Young Woman Finds Great-Great Grandmother’s Nude Photos From 1890
And People Are Freaking Out

Christmas is a time for family and festivities, but for one young woman, it was a time of great discovery.

A Tumblr user who goes by the name of “Gallusrostromegalus” on the site saw a picture online that poked fun at women today.

The photo was a meme and it joked that women back in the 1800s and 1900s were much more modest than women are now.

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Once she saw it, she recalled one Christmas she’ll never forget. She happened to come across some revealing photos of her great-great-grandmother that were taken in 1890 couldn’t help but disagree with with

Naturally, the story was so funny, she had to post it online for others to enjoy — and boy did people respond to it! While people everywhere are tickled by her story, she didn’t share the original photos themselves — they may have just been too private! Continued…Read full original article…

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2nd November 2017
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Heroes of Naturism : Gerhard Riebicke

Gerhard Riebicke was a German photographer who photographed, amongst other things, the naturist movement of the 1920s/1930s, just before naturism entered its darkest hour, tainted by association, for a while, with the entire Nazi philosophy of young, energetic and Aryan.

While some of his choreographed nude photography has a dubious element of faintly echoing later, disturbing imagery of the Nazis (not, incidentally, photographed by Riebicke to my knowledge), we can marvel at his capturing of movement and shape. Continued…Read full original article…

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2nd 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…

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31st October 2017
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Is she Photoshopped? In France, they now have to tell you
It’s no secret that images of models are often retouched to make their bodies look thinner or curvier in certain places, to lengthen their legs to mannequin-esque proportions, or to smooth out their skin and widen their eyes.

From Sunday, in France, any commercial image that has been digitally altered to make a model look thinner will have a cigarette-packet style warning on it.

“Photographie retouchée”, it will say, which translates to “edited photograph”.

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Anyone flouting the new rule could be fined €37,500 (£33,000) or 30% of the cost of creating the ad.
The government is essentially trying to tackle persistent image-doctoring as a public health issue. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: BBC

23rd October 2017
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Naturism and Images – It’s All About the Intention – Part 1

There is a continual controversy on Twitter and on other social media sites that purport to deal with naturism, that argue about images that are tagged as naturist where and when the genitals are seen. I know I waver back and forth between allowing full frontal images of myself and “safe” photos where body positioning or judicious cropping takes care of the possibility of offending. But when I do this, I become the problem. At that moment, I stop being authentic and hope that somehow I can be in the collective, well at least a small corner of the collective.

Genital free “safe” image. Obviously nude but not threatening.
Genital free “safe” image. Obviously nude but not threatening.

Many of the images are blatantly not about naturism, but rather about individuals desperately posting images of themselves with the focus fully on their genitals – “see me, I have a penis … am I not amazing!” Yes, the vast majority of these genital images are posted by men. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Sky Clad Therapist – The Naked Psyche

20th October 2017
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Fotografía de desnudo
Nunca es tarde para iniciarse en la fotografía artística del cuerpo humano.

La larga tradición del desnudo en el arte nos ha dejado muchos genios, obras, polémicas y, por supuesto, fotografías. Desde los orígenes de la fotografía encontramos el desnudo artístico como tema. Ha servido para mostrar la belleza del cuerpo humano, pero, sobre todo, ha sido un vehículo para transmitir abstracciones, formas y universos personales (obsesiones, pasiones, fobias…).

Jesús León

La fotografía de desnudo, pues, ha sufrido muchas etapas pero siempre esta ahí. Por eso, es un género constante y presente y muchas veces tabú y que cohibe a muchos fotógrafos que les atrae pero que no lo llevan a cabo. Pero nunca es tarde para iniciarse, así que vamos a desglosar algunos consejos y vamos a conocer a algunos autores para quien quiera sumergirse en ese maravilloso mapa que es el cuerpo humano con todo lo que conlleva y puede representar. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Info Nudismo

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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Join the nude selfie revolution

Last week, my iPhone camera needed fixing. To diagnose the problem the Apple employee had to go into my photo gallery. Snatching the phone back to make important deletions first, I asked: ‘Does everyone have stuff to hide on their phones?’

‘Like nudes?’ came the reply. ‘Oh my God. Every phone that comes in, and I mean every one — old, young, men, women — everyone has them now.’

Nudes are being taken every second of the day and I should know because, well, I’m taking a fair few myself. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Metro

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