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A Kiniki Experience With Holly – Before and After

I’m in Olon, Ecuador waiting for another walk along the beach. It hasn’t exactly been the sunniest time I’ve spent along the Pacific Ocean, so it is hard to tell at this point just how well my Kiniki [tan through] bathing attire will work out when I am on a public beach. I’ve written previously about the bathing suits I bought to replace my previous briefs that definitely didn’t allow any sun to colour the private areas.

Holly trying out the Kiniki bathing suit for the first time.
Holly trying out the Kiniki bathing suit for the first time.

Holly decided to get such a bathing suit for her use, which finally got a work out during a trip to Gambia in the recent past. She graciously provided me with an image of her bathing suit before use, and another post-use which is also included in this post. Now, the whole idea that we need to own such a bathing suit is beyond ridiculous. Since more than 99.99% of the population has either a male or female body [I’m not talking about gender identity which is a completely different matter] there is nothing to be seen that isn’t as common as a grain of sand when clothing is set aside. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Sky Clad Therapist – The Naked Psyche

Original publication DECEMBER 27, 2017

30th December 2017

The naked truth about sunbathing … and here’s a titillating glimpse of me and Mrs Wells in the buff
Columnist Martin Wells decide to throw of the constraints of moralistic suburbia and go naturist on their European tour

As I’ve hinted at before in this column, there’s something intensely liberating about being alone in a foreign country with no one but each other to worry about.

Martin and Jane Wells try sunbathing nude in Portugal
Martin and Jane Wells try sunbathing nude in Portugal

My wife and I are free to be who we want to be and, indeed, free to be who we’d like to be. There are none of the restraints you find in normal social situations, where the company of friends demands a certain conformity and you are scared of ‘letting your hair down’ for fear that someone you know might be watching.

And judging. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Derby Telegraph

Original publication 9 DEC 2017

29th December 2017

Two new Costa Blanca nudist beaches declared official
VILLA JOYOSA council has declared their nudist beaches official!

The popular coves of Racó de Conill and l’Esparralló have been declared areas of traditional naturism and the council will continue to promote tourism to them by means of a poster campaign. The two nudist beaches – part of a 15 kilometre stretch – have long been famous for naked sunbathing and swimming but, until now, have not been officially recognised.

At the start of this week, the municipality placed new signs at the entrances to the beaches which proudly state in both Spanish and Valencian that it’s an ‘area of nudist traditions’.

RACÓ DE CONILL: Now declared an official nudist beach.Flickr
RACÓ DE CONILL: Now declared an official nudist beach.

The Racó de Conill is a small cove with a beach around 200 metres long and part of Finestrat. Access is via a short road with the final section completed on foot.

The beach at l’Esparrelló is on the other side of the town, near to Paradís beach, and is 160 metres in length. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: RTN

21 August, 2017, 6:50 pm

España al desnudo
Alrededor de 20 millones de turistas en Europa eligen el destino vacacional en función de su oferta naturista. Dentro de nuestro país, el nudismo gana impulso por la proliferación de propuestas y por la transformación de la sociedad. El reto: saber vender ese potencial.

España gana posiciones como destino naturista entre los cerca de 20 millones de europeos dispuestos a disfrutar de esta práctica. Así lo explica a Efetur el presidente de la Federación Española de Naturismo (FEN), Ismael Rodrigo, quien indica que nuestro país “es el mejor lugar del mundo para disfrutar del turismo nudista, aunque no se está vendiendo bien”.

Vista de una playa naturistas. Foto: EFE/MANUEL H. DE LEON
Vista de una playa naturistas.

Sin tapujos

Y es que, a diferencia de lo que ocurre en otros países de nuestro entorno, aquí “las políticas que se hacen en relación al turismo naturista dejan mucho que desear”. En destinos como Francia, dice, lo tratan “de una manera integrada” con el resto del turismo; y en otros como Croacia es tal su éxito que “alrededor de un tercio de los ingresos por turismo provienen del viajero naturista”.

Con el foco en el exterior, Rodrigo señala a Holanda como el país “donde más naturistas hay en proporción”, un tipo de viajero al que le gusta “viajar en caravana y se deja ver con frecuencia en zonas naturistas españolas”. “Británicos y alemanes completan el podio de países emisores hacia nuestro país”, comenta. …Read full original article…

Source: http://www.efetur.com/EFE TUR

16 August, 2017, 6:20 pm

The Rise and Fall of a Nudist Colony That Scandalized L.A. in the 1930s

Deep in the Cleveland National Forest, high above Lake Elsinore on the border of Orange and Riverside Counties, there is a winding road called Ortega Highway. Although it is only 40 or so miles from Los Angeles, it feels like another world — this is Trump country, biker bar country, general store country. A couple of turns take you to the entrance of a dirt road, rutted and deserted. An old, vandalized sign indicates that you are entering a place named Mystic Oaks. A short drive down the road, you hit what looks like the entrance to an abandoned camp — chicken wire gate, a wooden sign for Mystic Oaks, KEEP OUT and BEWARE OF DOG postings. Behind the gates, there is no one, just the remnants of wooden buildings and scurrying lizards. Despite its current foreboding feel, for more than 70 years this secluded camp was the refuge of pioneering nudists who danced, sunbathed and played naked in the dusty sun.

During the interwar period of the last century, the idea of nudism as a protest against modern, urban life flourished in certain progressive circles. “Amid rapid urbanization and the rise of a consumer-oriented economy dominated by giant corporations and white-collar work,” Brian Hoffman writes in Naked: A Cultural History of American Nudism, “many intellectuals, physical-culture promoters and urban reformers thought that Americans’ increasing disconnection with their natural environment threatened to weaken the nation.”

Photo of two men at the entrance to Olympic Fields Nudist Camp in 1937. One man stands with hands on hips next to the automobile's open door, as the other man phones the main office from the handy telephone booth at the front gate. May 5, 1937.Works Progress Administration Collection/LAPL Photo Archive
Photo of two men at the entrance to Olympic Fields Nudist Camp in 1937. One man stands with hands on hips next to the automobile’s open door, as the other man phones the main office from the handy telephone booth at the front gate. May 5, 1937.

Hoffman also notes that popular fictions like Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan glamorized the rugged, back-to-nature lifestyle. Two nonfiction books also greatly influenced many city-dwelling intellectuals looking for an escape from the stresses and anonymity of city life. …Read full original article…

Source: LA Weekly

15 August, 2017, 7:25 pm


In response to a tweet regarding the above item the following further information was received from the AANR Western Region (TwitterWeb). We are most grateful to them for taking the time and interest to respond.

“Olympic Fields was also known as Elysia, MᶜConville and finally Mystic Oaks … it sits near the Orange/Riverside county line in El Cariso CA.”

Pete MᶜConville (.ᴘɪᴄ) opened “Elysia” w/ Hobart and Lura Glassey in 1933

El Cariso for 74 years …
Elysia (1933-1934)
Olympic Fields (1934-1954)
MᶜConville (1954-2000)
Mystic Oaks (2000-2007)

Pete MᶜConville (top)
Pete MᶜConville (top) opened “Elysia” w/ Hobart and Lura Glassey in 1933
Dee Matteson and Cécile Allain at a summer pageant … Pete MᶜConville is the ᴍᴄ at the club which ʙᴀʀᴇs his name in his honour.AANR
Dee Matteson and Cécile Allain at a summer pageant … Pete MᶜConville is the ᴍᴄ at the club which ʙᴀʀᴇs his name in his honour.

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

Reportage en immersion et sans couverture pour sincérité mise à nu
Naturisme à Toulon

De nombreux adeptes viennent s’adonner à la joie du bronzage intégral à deux pas du centre urbain.Sous les terrasses d’une barre d’immeuble les baigneurs profitent d’une vieille tolérance toulonnaise qui perdure.

Toulon, plage de la Mitre. Du haut du sentier des douaniers beaucoup ici choisissent de reprendre leur souffle à l’ombre des pins… En ne scrutant pas que l’horizon. C’est qu’une petite crique, aujourd’hui à découvert, dévoile les charmes de baigneurs libérés – du moins du port de leur maillot.

Juste en bas de la station météo.T.T. L'utilisation de l'article, la reproduction, la diffusion est interdite - LMRS - (c) Copyright Journal La Marseillaise
Juste en bas de la station météo.

Une situation plutôt cocasse étant donné qu’on est là à une centaine de mètres d’un grand boulevard toulonnais. Une ville que les mauvaises langues ne placeraient pas en bonne position dans le palmarès des cités ouvertes d’esprit. En cause : la Marine, la bourgeoisie catho… Tout ça, tout ça. Read full original article…

Source: la Marseillaise

12 August, 2017, 5:10 pm

España, nueva patria del nudismo
Según una encuesta de Ifop las españolas son las que practican con más frecuencia el ‘topless’ y el nudismo.

La nueva patria del naturismo es España. Esto es lo que sugiere la encuesta realizada por el instituto demoscópico francés Ifop que muestra que las españolas son las que practican con más frecuencia ‘topless’ y nudismo.

Pese al mito de las inclinaciones libertinas de las francesas y el culto al naturismo de las europeas del norte no son las mujeres de esos países las que más se desnudan sino las españolas. Según una encuesta de Ifop difundida este viernes, el 49% de las españolas afirma haberse desnudado de cintura para arriba en al menos una ocasión en la playa, seguidas por las alemanas (41%) y las holandesas (35%). Sólo el 29% de las francesas admite, en cambio, haberse quedado en topless.

Una playa nudista en Tenerife.Getty Images
Una playa nudista en Tenerife.

España ocupa igualmente el primer puesto entre las que admiten haber hecho nudismo alguna vez en su vida (25%), seguida nuevamente de Alemania (21%) y Holanda (13%). Sólo el 9% de las francesas y el 8% de las italianas admiten haberse quedado en cueros alguna vez, lo que las iguala casi a las estadounidenses consideradas en general más recatadas. Read full original article…

Source: SER

11 August, 2017, 6:20 pm

Tourism website changed over Guernsey ‘nudist beach’ concerns

GUERNSEY’S tourism body has been forced to change its website – after hinting that a secluded bay may be a nudist beach.

Until recently, Visit Guernsey’s website had carried the wording that Le Jaonnet Bay ‘is not officially a nudist beach, but may not be appropriate for families’.


All reference to nudism has now been removed, and the description now reads: ‘As Le Jaonnet is one of Guernsey’s harder beaches to get to, it does not attract many visitors, making it ideal for a peaceful day in the sun.’ Read full original article…

Source: Jersey Evening Post

10 August, 2017, 6:15 pm

Single Women’s View

Many women travel alone nowadays, myself included, but going on holiday solo is different. Will I be bored? Will I get lonely? Will I relax and enjoy myself (which after all, is the whole point of a holiday!)? All these questions and more rattle around in our heads, as we try to make a decision. Or they certainly did in mine. The strong, independent, 21st century woman in me was shouting “Yes! Do it!” and finally that voice won out.

So one Tuesday last August, I found myself strapped into an Easyjet seat on my way to Kefalonia in the Greek Islands, land of Captain Corelli and his oh so famous Mandolin, and my destination of choice, Vassiliki Naturist Resort. Now I have understated just how complex my decision making process was and it included an internet tour of every naturist resort in the Mediterranean. For the last few years, having dabbled in naturism in the UK, I had promised myself a proper naturist holiday. Admittedly, I hadn’t anticipated going alone, but following the break-up of my relationship, it was that or nothing. And I was determined that being alone wasn’t going to stop me.

To cut a potentially long story short, I finally settled on Vassiliki Naturist Resort. Their website kept luring me back with promises of naturist sailing and massage and days by the pool. The owners, Mark and Sam, sounded sociable and provide weekly barbecues, nights out to a local taverna, a few options that I thought might allow me to get to know some of the other guests. Read full original article…

Source: Vigla Natura

9 August, 2017, 6:55 pm

Seagull rips off man’s testicle as he sunbathes naked

A rogue seagull ripped off a man’s right testicle as he sunbathed naked in his back garden, it has emerged.

Experts say the fearsome bird mistook the man’s exposed privates as a couple of birds eggs and dropped in for a tasty snack.

As the man – who has not been named – dozed on his patio in his detached home near Ipswich, the seagull swooped from the sky, and with one bite of its beak ripped away the right testicle.

He woke screaming in agony, and saw the bird flying away with one of his ‘crown jewels’ wedged in its yellow beak. Read full original article…

Source: The Suffolk Gazette – You couldn’t make it up

9 August, 2017, 2:20 pm

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Fabulous walk over the sand dunes at Perranporth

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La France, première destination naturiste au monde avec 500 espaces autorisés

Un peu plus de 150 campings et centres de vacances, 120 plages réparties sur tout le littoral atlantique et méditerranéen… Il fait bon vivre nu en France.

Avec près de 500 espaces autorisés, la France est la première destination naturiste au monde. Parmi ceux-ci, un peu plus de 150 campings et centres de vacances et près de 120 plages réparties sur tout le littoral atlantique et méditerranéen, réservés aux adeptes de la nudité et encadrés par un arrêté municipal.

LP/Frédéric Dugit
Hyères (Var). La France compte près de 500 espaces autorisés aux naturistes.

C’est également dans l’Hexagone que l’on trouve le plus grand centre de vacances naturiste d’Europe. Situé en bordure d’une plage (évidemment naturiste), à Grayan-et-l’Hôpital, en Gironde, Euronat s’étend sur 335 ha au milieu d’une forêt de pins. A disposition des vacanciers, plus de 1 400 emplacements de camping (à partir de 200 € la semaine en août) et 500 bungalows (à partir de 500 €). Read full original article…

Source: Le Parisien

7 August, 2017, 7:30 pm

Nudismo en el Campo de Gibralter

Bienvenidos a nudismo en el campo de Gibralter. Lugar de promoción de los exceptionales parajes para la práctica del nudismo que encierra la comarca, donde un entorno natural privilegiada y un clima extraordinario se dan la mano.

El Campo de Gibraltar es una comarca de la provincia de Cádiz, concretamente la más meridional de ella y por lo tanto de toda la península ibérica. Las singulares condiciones que se dan en ella, hacen que sea un destino para la práctica del nudismo de una calidad extraordinaria, vinculada a una costa aún a salvo del turismo de masas y donde la armonía del desnudo con el entorno cobra una enorme fuerza. En este espacio trataremos desde los enclaves, su evolución y estado, a toda clase de temas vinculados a la filosofía del nudismo, su defensa y promoción. Read full original article…

Source: Nudismocampogibralta

7 August, 2017, 7:25 pm

The nudist club that’s just five miles from Huddersfield – take a look!
Your chance to visit is coming up later this month – but here’s what you need to know first

Have you ever found yourself wondering what it would be like to be naked in public?

Whether you can’t stand being clothed during the heat of the summer or dream of spending less of your spare time doing laundry, naturism could be for you.

Ashdene Naturist Club, Elland

Naturism, which some consider to be slightly different than nudism, is – you guessed it – the practice of not wearing clothes.

There’s a dedicated club for it right up the road where you can legally do it all day every day. And Ashdene Naturist Club is having an open day later this month. Read full original article…

Source: The Huddersfield Daily Examiner

7 August, 2017, 6:45 pm

5 reasons to visit Le Colombier naturist camping

In summer 2014 my wife and I visited Le Colombier Naturist camping with our 5-year-old son. We didn’t know much about Le Colombier Naturist camping and we didn’t know much about the area. We had a splendid time there and can recommend that other naturists visit the place, it is absolutely worth it. Here are my top 5 reasons why Le Colombier Naturist camping is worth a visit.

I hope you get inspired to visit Le Colombier Naturist Camping which is located in France, Saint Hermione. Read full original article…

Source: Spotnaked

7 August, 2017, 8:20 am

Adeline, 37 ans, naturiste : «Ça fait du bien de se sentir libre»

Le naturisme compte de plus en plus d’adeptes, comme Adeline, 37 ans. Décryptage de ce phénomène avec un expert.

Elle a découvert le naturisme il y a trois ans, pendant des vacances estivales avec des amis dans les Landes. « Ils m’ont proposé de les rejoindre au centre Euronat et, même si le naturisme n’était pas du tout dans mes habitudes, j’ai bien apprécié, raconte Adeline, 37 ans. Je suis ni une accro ni une militante mais, quand l’occasion se présente, j’y vais ! »

LP/Matthieu Rosier.
Saint-Chéron (Essonne), début juillet. Adeline, 37 ans, s’est offert une journée nature et détente au centre Héliomonde avec son fils.

Mère célibataire, ancienne graphiste reconvertie dans la production et la vente de légumes bio dans l’Orne, en Normandie, elle s’est offert, à l’occasion d’un séjour parisien, une journée nature et détente, début juillet, au centre francilien Héliomonde avec son fils, Raphaël, 4 ans. « Nus, on se sent libre, sans contrainte… et ça fait du bien. C’est une vraie coupure avec la vie quotidienne. Et puis l’atmosphère qui règne ici est plus tranquille que dans des campings ou des centres de vacances traditionnels. C’est difficile à comprendre pour les non-pratiquants, mais on est bien moins observé et moins jugé ici nu qu’habillé ailleurs. » Read full original article…

Source: Le Parisien

6 August, 2017, 13:30 pm

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