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Things you can do naked in Plymouth this summer
There’s never been a better time to take all your clothes off

The weather is heating up – and this summer is set to be a corker.

But when the sun is shining, clothes can become a bit restrictive, and keeping them on doesn’t seem like the most attractive option.

Plymouth Sun Club members Edward Lees, Simon Berriman and Paul Duckett at Plympton Swimming PoolPaul Slater
Plymouth Sun Club members Edward Lees, Simon Berriman and Paul Duckett at Plympton Swimming Pool

But some can get offended by people walking around in their birthday suit. So what else can you do?

Cities across the UK have embraced the naked form in recreational activities, and across Devon and Cornwall there are a host of events you can get involved with – if that’s what you’re into. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: PlymouthLive

Original publication 26 JUN 2018

Posted on NatCorn 8th July 2018

Mass skinny dip for a good cause
Would you bare all for charity?

We wanted to create an event that would not only push the boundaries and drive awareness for an important cause, but also inspire people to let go of their inhibitions, have fun and celebrate their wonderful bodies in all their diversity.

If this hot weather is making you want to strip off and head to the beach, you could be in good company next month when the Bay of Plenty is hosting a group skinny dip for a good cause.

Breast cancer survivor Tracy Harding, 60 will be doing a naked swim as a fundraiser.George Novak
Breast cancer survivor Tracy Harding, 60 will be doing a naked swim as a fundraiser.

The inaugural Nude Dude charity swim is being held on March 15 at an unnamed Western Bay beach.

The swim will be a fundraiser for Tauranga’s Breast Cancer Support Service, which provides emotional and practical support for Western Bay women with breast cancer, and their families. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Bay of Plenty Times

Original publication 3 Feb, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 16th February 2018

BBC wildlife host Kate Humble strips off for skinny dip in freezing lake
Kate, 49, bared all as she took to being at one with nature for new series Off The Beaten Track, filmed in Wales

BBC presenter Kate Humble sheds her clothes to go skinny dipping in scenes watched by millions of TV viewers.

The Londoner, 49, displayed her bare backside as she plunged into a freezing lake while travelling around Wales for her new BBC2 series Off The Beaten Track.

Kate Humble bares her backside in BBC2 series Off The Beaten TrackBBC
Kate Humble bares her backside in BBC2 series Off The Beaten Track

Kate said she wanted to see if she was “brave enough to immerse herself” in the world of artist Natasha Brooks, who regularly swims naked.

Describing her nude dip, she said: “There’s that middle bit where it creeps over your thigh.
“I can’t speak because it’s so cold.”

The Springwatch host has previously revealed her fondness for sunbathing naked in her French holiday home and claims she once danced naked in the desert with her husband. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Sun

Original publication 4th January 2018

6th January 2018

Reflections from my Trail
Skinny Dipping?

Normally all of these tales are based on personal memory, but this one is hearsay. However, the source is one of my oldest and dearest friends and I would trust my life to his recollection above almost any other, in what is, fortunately, becoming a long life with many, many friends and acquaintances.

This tale originates in Western Pennsylvania, where I grew up, and involves three of my best friends and an unknown young woman that were enjoying a wonderful Pennsylvania summer participating in a very popular activity. This likely happened about 1961, and it was then fashionable for young people to enjoy nice cooling swims in the Ohio River at a favorite place, one I enjoyed many times when I was home. At the Neville Island Park there was a long rope swing that allowed the swingers to fly out over the river and splash into the deep, cool water. Normally the park was open from about noon to near sunset.

Now in 1957 I departed to pursue an education and I was never home again in summer due to various jobs which kept me away. However, my friend Nick and his now wife, Linda along with another old friend, Paul and his girlfriend kept up the tradition and continued to make the 20 mile drive to enjoy the swimming at Neville Island Park. I learned of this escapade at a 50 year class reunion in 2007.

On a hot sultry summer night, when the idea was hatched, prompted mostly by Paul, to sneak into the Neville Island swimming area about 11 p.m. and go “swimming in the dark!” Now 50 years later, Nick couldn’t remember if the plan was to do a co-ed “Skinny Dip” or whether it was just to be an unplanned swimming in full clothes or partially clad, but Linda remembers that they didn’t bring swimsuits! Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Clearwater Tribune

22nd October 2017

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

Skinny dippers disrupt wedding reception

Zachary Tomko tells WHDH-TV he didn’t realize there was a restaurant nearby when he and Holly O’Neil jumped naked into the water at Salisbury Beach Saturday afternoon.

Salisbury Police Chief Thomas Fowler tells The Boston Globe his department received several calls about the nude swimmers from both beachgoers and members of the wedding party.

Fowler says police charged 29-year-old Tomko and 20-year-old O’Neil, of Londonderry, New Hampshire, with disorderly conduct. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Lowell Sun

13th October 2017

Is skinny dipping illegal in the UK and does nude swimming count as outraging public decency?
Hundreds of swimmers strip off and run into chilly British seas each year – but could it land you in handcuffs?

HUNDREDS of swimmers strip off and run into chilly British seas each year whether for charity swims or a cheeky dip.

But, is skinny dipping legal and could stripping off land you in handcuffs?

People take part in the North East Skinny Dip at Druridge Bay Beach in NothumberlandPA:PRESS ASSOCIATION
People take part in the North East Skinny Dip at Druridge Bay Beach in Nothumberland

Paragraph text Cont…Read full original article…

Source: The Sun

29 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

Brave skinny-dippers strip off and race into the North Sea for nude early morning swim
The North East Skinny Dip celebrates the first official day of autumn, also know as the autumn equinox, as well as raising money for charity

As the sun rose this morning, most people were in their beds fast asleep.

But in Northumberland, brave skinny dippers stripped off and ran into the freezing North Sea for a chilly swim.

People take part in the North East Skinny Dip at Druridge Bay Beach in NothumberlandPA
People take part in the North East Skinny Dip at Druridge Bay Beach in Nothumberland

The North East Skinny Dip celebrates the first official day of autumn, also know as the autumn equinox, as well as raising money for charity .

Fearless participants raised money for mental health charity Mind by charging into the water at Druridge Bay. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: The Mirror

27 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

Skinny dipping helps me feel alive
Jax has been organising the Great North East Skinny Dip and raising money for Mind since 2012, here she blogs about how it came about and why there’s nothing like the feeling of running into the cold North Sea.

Despite years of personal struggle, I have never formally been diagnosed with a mental health problem. For a long time I moved through life with blinkers on, desperately trying to keep up. I was in denial and I numbed myself with drugs and alcohol.

It wasn’t until I was well into my thirties that I gave myself permission to acknowledge and honour my mental health problems.

Nowadays I am able to accept that it started much, much earlier than this. I remember being so confused when my dad suggested that I would make a brilliant radio presenter. I thought “But how could I ever be that happy? Every day?!” I just couldn’t imagine it. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Mind

23 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

12 Progressively bold things to do naked
Being naked feels great, doesn’t it? It’s the way we came into the world, and it’s the way nature intended us to be.

The feel of the sun, wind and water against our bare bodies is so natural and freeing.

The ancient Greeks knew this and celebrated the naked human form, especially when it came to sports and competition. In fact, the word gymnasium comes from the Greek word “gymos,” which literally means naked.

The original Olympic games featured nude athletes running, wrestling, and boxing. In Sparta, even the female athletes competed naked, much to the enjoyment of the Spartan boys who were allowed to watch.

We also know that ancient cultures in Egypt, India, and the Orient practiced nudism. And many remote tribes in Africa and South America wear little to no clothing even to this day.

Why did we start wearing clothes? Cont…Read full original article…

Source: The Elephant Journal

13 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

Skinny dip set to take place at Druridge Bay this month
In case you weren’t already aware, September is Great British Skinny Dip Month.

This month, at locations across the UK, people will once again be encouraged to shed their inhibitions, and their swimming costumes, to try the liberating experience of costume-free swimming as part of The Great British Skinny Dip.

A previous skinny dip at Druridge Bay.Owen Humphreys/PA
A previous skinny dip at Druridge Bay.

Venues across the country are preparing to welcome people to take the plunge, from beaches to leisure centres. In Northumberland, Druridge Bay is hosting a dip at dawn Sunday, September 24, one of two taking place in the North East. Although the event is fun, there are some important underlying aims. The Great British Skinny Dip sets out to counter negative body self-image and demonstrate that the human body comes in all sorts of diverse shapes and sizes. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Northumberland Gazzette

07 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

Rhossili Skinny dip

Rhossili Skinny dip
19 June 2011

Want 2 see 400 + people break the skinny dipping World Record at #Rhossili in aid of @mariecurieuk? #NTskinnydip

Cont…Read full original article…

Source: National Trust

06 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

Making a splash
Canines take over the pool at annual doggy dip

Last one in the pool is … a wet dog? While we may be well into September, the dog days of summer are still hanging around.

And this weekend, they’ll be hanging out poolside.

The most eagerly anticipated pup-pool-party of the year is back, and bigger than ever. On Saturday and Sunday, the tastefully appointed pools and cabanas at Laurel Creek Country Club are going to the dogs for the third annual Doggy Dip. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Burlington County Times

05 September, 2017, 5:50 pm

Twenty six bare bottoms on a Devon beach for the Great British Skinny Dip
Two Women’s Institute members from Sherborne in Dorset made the trip for the dip, as did a couple from Germany

They came from far and wide to take part in a mass skinny dip in Paignton at the weekend. Organised by the Torbay Sun Club, the event was one of dozens all over the country celebrating the art of skinny dipping.

The Great British Skinny Dip at HollicombeMaureen Douglas-Green
The Great British Skinny Dip at Hollicombe

British Naturism say: “There is nothing quite as liberating and life-affirming as swimming without clothes and feeling the wonderful sensation of the water over your whole body.

“Millions of people around the world have discovered the joys of skinny-dipping and the Great British Skinny Dip provides an easy opportunity for many others to give it a go – and find out what they are missing.” Cont…Read full original article…

Source: DevonLive

05 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

Naked truth about naturism: Meet some of the people who love to strip off
Elland naturism club bares all for the first time

A naturist club revealed all this weekend when its members opened up for its first ever open day to mark The Great British Skinny Dip.

And no matter how many times you tell yourself that it is the most natural thing in the world it’s still hard not to feel at least slightly startled by the sight of stark naked men discussing Town’s chances against Southampton over a game of pool while their equally naked wives enjoy a cuppa and a chat.

Ashdene Naturist Club in Elland, Calderdale.
Ashdene Naturist Club in Elland, Calderdale.

Although I had known vaguely for years that there was a naturist club called Ashdene hidden away somewhere in Elland it was only on Saturday that I finally got round to visiting the seven acre site which overlooks the River Calder. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: The Huddersfield Daily Examiner

29 August, 2017, 5:10 pm

FKK: „Die jungen Leute werden prüder“
In St. Peter-Ording gibt es immer weniger Nacktbader – obwohl sie gern gesehene Gäste sind.

St. Peter-Ording | Das Gefühl von Freiheit, keine nassen Klamotten am Körper und nicht das ständige An- und Ausziehen – Nacktbaden hat für Anhänger der Freikörperkultur (FKK) viele Gründe. So auch für Birgit (60) und Roland (63) aus dem Harz, die seit 2001 jedes Jahr nach St. Peter-Ording in den Urlaub fahren. Hier genießen sie unter anderem das Baden am FKK-Strand. Beim FKK-Baden wird das Tabu der öffentlichen Nacktheit gebrochen. Hinzu kommen immer weitere Sportmöglichkeiten für „Nacktivisten“ wie Nackt-Wanderwege oder Nackt-Radtouren./em>

Sie hatte anfangs noch Hemmungen. „Als Kind lernt man, mit Badesachen schwimmen zu gehen. Da war es doch eine Umstellung, aber man gewöhnt sich dran, und man fühlt sich viel freier“, sagt die 60-Jährige. „Das An- und Ausziehen der nassen Sachen ist eine Qual“, sagt ihr Mann.

„Entweder man hat fünf Bade-Outfits mit oder man läuft den ganzen Tag in nassen Sachen rum und wird krank“, bestätigt Jürgen (61) aus Neubrandenburg. Er fährt mit seiner Frau Heide (61) seit 15 Jahren jedes Jahr nach St. Peter-Ording. „Zum Wochenende wird es meistens ein bisschen voller“, hat das Paar am FKK-Strand beobachtet.

Badestellenleiter Jan Lorenzen hat den Strand im BlickAnna Rubb
Badestellenleiter Jan Lorenzen hat den Strand im Blick

„Aber es ist niemals zu überlaufen – und das in der Hauptsaison“, versichern Dieter (73) und Erni (60) aus Hessen. Die Weite und der fast menschenleere Strand beim morgendlichen Spaziergang fasziniert die Beiden besonders. Auch das Paar aus Hessen bevorzugt das Gefühl der Luft am nackten Körper. Zudem genießt es die Ruhe am FKK-Strand. „Hier ist jeder für sich, man liegt nicht Handtuch an Handtuch“, sagt Dieter (73). …Read full original article…

Source: Shopsel.de

13 August, 2017, 6:20 pm

German politician says ‘time is right’ for revival of nudist culture

A German politician has said “the time is right” for a revival of nudist culture across the country, blaming the West’s “slightly pornographic look” for its decline.

“In the East, men were accustomed to nudity,” Gregor Gysi, of the Left Party, said. “There’s nothing special about it. But if you never see it, it’s more unusual, and you get big eyes”.

Public nudism is not uncommon in Germany
Public nudism is not uncommon in Germany

The 69-year-old held a (fully clothed) election campaign event from a popular nudist beach in Berlin this week.

“We need more naturist offers again,” he told Bild magazine, which accompanied him to Müggelsee beach resort, where he sunbathed and spoke with local nudists. “The time is right to extend naturism now,” he said. Read full original article…

Source: The Telegraph

11 August, 2017, 10:10 am

Drowning Death Fails to Deter Swimmers at Beijing’s Secret Nudist Hangout

A recent drowning death at a popular Beijing nudist bathing spot has failed to deter regulars as local authorities promise to crack down on the “uncivilized” and “dangerous” activity.

Located to the southwest of the city in Fangshan District, the Mapao Spring near Guce village has served as an “al fresco” swimming area since the 1970s. The former irrigation reservoir had been little-known to the public until a 19-year-old Henan man drowned there on July 10. But, despite the death and local signs that forbid swimming, the nude sunbathers keep returning.

Drowning Death Fails to Deter Swimmers at Beijing's Secret Nudist Hangout
Drowning Death Fails to Deter Swimmers at Beijing’s Secret Nudist Hangout

One man in his 70s said he has been nude swimming here for 20 years without any problems. “You can find some 500 people here every day of the summer,” he told the Evening Law Report, a reporter for which estimated the spring to receive upwards of 100 daily visitors Read full original article…

Source: The Beijinger

9 August, 2017, 6:20 pm

Skinny dip

Que no se diga que no tocamos todos los palos. Vamos a hablar del “skinny dip”, el término anglosajón tras el que nos escondemos para no hablar abiertamente de bañarnos desnudos.

Skinny dip es un eufemismo sonoramente trendy, aunque su traducción literal más aproximada sería algo así como “remojón en cueros”. Definitivamente una de esas cosas que solamente funcionan en inglés.

El caso es que se dice que bañarse sin un centímetro de textil encima puede ser muy beneficioso para la salud. Otros van más lejos y lo denominan la práctica reparadora definitiva. Read full original article…

Source: Gre

9 August, 2017, 5:40 pm