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Comment: Nothing wrong – and lots right – with a bit of public nudity

New Zealand, we need to talk.

For such a progressive country – first to split the atom and all that – we’ve still got some pretty archaic views on things.

This week alone, we’ve had headlines about a mum being asked to cover up while breastfeeding her child and a family shocked after spotting a group of naked swimmers in a public reserve.

Why are we so hung up on the unclothed human body?
123rf Why are we so hung up on the unclothed human body?

Why are we so hung up on the unclothed human body?

Does any major trauma come from seeing a stranger’s intimate body parts?

If the answer is yes, you’ve really got to start asking yourself why.

The woman who spotted the naked swimmers in Taupō said she was “horrified” at the sight.

We need to get horrified at horrific things – and there’s no shortage of those around. Get horrified about child cancer, sexual abuse, climate change and the threat of deadly pandemics.

Nipples and penises should be the least of your worries right now.

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Source: New Zealand Herald

Original publication 25 January, 2020

Posted on NatCorn 24th February 2020

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The spirit of Prerow: 30 years after the fall of the Wall

We Celebrated 30 years since the fall of the Berlin wall . And we celebrate the same 30 years since the withdrawal of the Spanish Penal Code l from the crime of public scandal . This to Brings mind an article published in the Telegraph on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Wall on naturism or nudism in ancient East Germany, ” East German nudists let it all hang out , ” Which describe the Naturism as one of the few freedoms enjoyed by East Germans. The state Promoted nudism since the 1960s, it prohibited , Although associations.

But the Reunification Brought the invasion of tourists “Wessi” (from the west) and Their prejudices against nudity. “The result was the regulation of the hobby and the demarcation of beaches and lakes as FKK areas.” With the fall of the wall came new walls, new ghettos, restrictions and delimitations of what was eleven the only symbol of the freedom of the Citizens of the East. Also there was the commercialisation of nude, pornography, Western “achievement” that undermines the naturalness of human nudity.

“Here we are all mixed people do see Because not a problem in it. We’re supposed to be separated, but nobody AGREES With That, “says a 66-year-old Prerow Beach nudist . The old FKK spirit of ancient East Germany still survives.

It is the same spirit That the Associated Spanish naturists defend and live and That the Citizens support in all the surveys Carried out.

The human body shouldn’t be subject to commercialisation, shouldn’t be subject to censorship, shouldnt be Subject to regulation by state administrations. There is nothing Wrong With That causes the body to be created ghettos, to Establish walls based on Citizens separate That How They decided to sunbathe and bathe. There is nothing wrong With the human body so That a father is empowered to choose When and where are His daughter or Should see him. We must not allow sexuality to continue to be undressed, THUS THUS harming children and Promoting the markets around esta That Arise aberration

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Source: Spanish Naturism Federation

Original publication 20 November, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 2nd December 2019

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Reflections on naturism and religion

This is one of those topics that we have been trying to avoid during all those years of blogs. The combination of naturism or nudism and religion. The reason for this is that it is such a difficult issue to take a stand. There is no right or wrong. There is no evidence to trust. It is only about ideas, beliefs and opinions. And it can be seen from so many different angles. Is it possible that naturism and religion go hand in hand? Or does one automatically exclude the other? And who decides on that? The naturists? Christians, Muslims or Buddhists? God?

Reflections on naturism and religion

We have to underline that there is a very important word in the title of this blog post: “Musings”. What you will read here are nothing more than reflections. Thoughts and ideas. Do not wait for the definitive proof that naturism and religion go together. Or just not. You will not find it here. But we believe it is an interesting topic on which the muse. Maybe this blog could even help you on your spiritual path in the search for the right answers.

The idea of ​​writing this post existed for quite some time, but recently it was triggered by a discussion that began in our blog post about the biggest fears of starting nudists. In short, Andrew (a long-time Naked Wanderings follower) had seen “the light” and turned against us. Tell our other readers not to listen to our “false teachings” because God does not want anyone to be a nudist.

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Source: ANAPA

Original publication 23 October, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 7th November 2019

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Introduction to nudism and naturism

Nudists come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, ages, colors, ancestries, dialects, handicaps, talents and personalities. And in all sexes. If you would visit a meeting of nudists, you will meet bankers, lawyers, farmers, secretaries, journalists, teachers, and… etc. etc. But you may not find out who is a nudist before you visit such an event, since most of us seem to be keen on protecting some privacy. Something you always should respect of course.

In this short introduction to nudism you wll find out that naturists represent a cross-section of society. They belief in morality, civic responsibility, education, good physical and mental health and try to live unbiased in this world. And they believe that the unclothed human body is comfortable, wholesome and worthy of respect. We are all beautiful creatures.

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Millions around the world share beaches, saunas, campsites in the buff. And then there are even more people that enjoy some naked time in the comfort of their own house. For some that is the only place they are allowed to go naked. So they enjoy nude sleeping, working, cooking, etc. at home and are hoping for better laws in future. The privacy of your own home is one of the best places to start anyway!

So who are nudists? And who are not? Look around! Maybe some of your best friends or colleagues can be one. You may meet them on this site.

This blog, better, this entire site is dedicated to them and all other nudists and naturists from all over the world. And we hope that it will show others, who are not into it, that we are all regular Joe’s and Jane’s. As they are. And that the fantasies some people have about this naked pastime could not be farther from the truth. It may, perhaps, tell something about themselves.

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Source: NTRSM

Original publication 17 October 2019

Posted on NatCorn 24th October 2019

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How long would it take for nudity to be accepted?

Yes, isn’t that a fun question?

During a walk a while ago I suddenly wondered about that. Suppose that one day (and may it happen soon), there would be no more bias against the nude body, and we were all free to go naked wherever we want.

How long would it take before the majority of people would be fine with that? After how much time would people stop pulling out their phones to take pictures of yet another naked person walking by?

Carnaval, Rio de Janeiro
Carnaval, Rio de Janeiro

I think the first days would be bad. There would be outrage by the overly pious and ‘faint of heart’. Tonnes of images and miles of video footage would go online and I am sure we’d be mocked and called names too.

But after those first few days I think that more and more people would feel the urge to at least try this. Mostly after the first wave of pictures and video has come to an end.

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Source: Zjuzdme

Original publication 9 October, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 11th October 2019

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Sexual Nudity
“Sex and nudity go together like peas and carrots.”

Isn’t that how the saying goes? I don’t know. But I do know that while sex requires a degree of nudity (the more the better, to be honest), nudity does not require sex.

Nudism is a lifestyle of nudity. Nudism is not a lifestyle of loose, illicit sex. Nudists like to be naked. I am sure most nudists also like sex. But the two are not related. Or at least they shouldn’t be.

Naked couple

Would I be lying if I said I was not attracted to the sight of a nude woman? Yes. Nude women are beautiful. So are clothed women for that matter. But do I lust after them and desire to have sex with them?


That’s not the purpose of nude recreation.

The purpose of nude recreation is to equalize and humanize all people. It is not to objectify and de-personalize them. Nudists don’t make naked people into meat for them to covet

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Source: Orthodox Nudist

Original publication September 20, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 30th September 2019

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Late Summer Nights with Naturist Friends
My Humble Attempt at Writing a How-To Guide

Following a busy summer of European Travel – a few weeks for business, then a few for vacation travel – it was pretty jarring to return home to the oppressively humid days of the northeastern USA where my administrative job awaited me with an insurmountable to-do list. The previous weeks had scarcely required me to bother with clothing at any time of the day as we found refuge at naturist resorts in the South of France and Catalonia. In that region, the summer air is warm and dry, sunny more often than not. At home, adorned in the requisite button-down shirt and dress shoes, each day vacillates between the sweltering heat of late August, countered by the abrasive gale force winds of office air conditioning systems. Regardless, in either situation, clothing seems a nuisance and a hindrance to regulating body temperature – all of which routinely landed on the family room floor the minute I walked through the door at the end of each day.

Late Summer Nights with Naturist Friends

Fortunately, we have cultivated a naturist friendly refuge in our home located a few miles beyond the suburbs of the northeast corridor, and time has worked on our side with the careful addition of fast-growing hedges and shrubs that has resulted in what I affectionately call my “naturist man cave.” While it seems that most man caves are found in windowless basements featuring an overstuffed couch, a widescreen TV, and a fridge full of beer, mine looks quite different. Imagine a screened porch, a deck extending to the hot tub, and even a fire pit for the late summer nights when the chill starts to set in. After years in the making, it’s been a long time since I’ve needed to worry about clothing in my back yard. While our neighbors on each side are rarely inclined to wander into our backyard unannounced, they are all aware that doing so may well result in the sighting of a middle-aged guy sitting buck-naked with a glass of wine, reading his kindle on the porch. It’s happened once or twice, and guess what? Nobody much cared.

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Source: The Meandering Naturist

Original publication September 9, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 23rd September 2019

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Nudism: Less stress and more self-esteem
Less stress and more self-esteem, that’s what nudism offers, according to its dedicated followers. A whole philosophy of life, where the canons of beauty imposed by fashion and that helps, and much, to the self-acceptance of our own body lose validity

“Nudism is a philosophy, a mentality, one is always a nudist, practice it or not, because it is a way of thinking of the person about the human body. I think that everyone is a nudist since birth and then society imposes clothes on us and makes us think that there is something wrong in the body, but later some of us realize that this imposition is very negative and we overcome the barriers that we they have instilled into our anatomy. ”

Who speaks like this is Ismael Rodrigo, a graduate in Chemistry, a member of the board of the International Foundation for Human Rights and for 15 years president of the Spanish Federation of Naturism (FEN).

Born in 1963, he personally embraced this “philosophy” in ’98, but he does not “idealize” the movement of nudists or his followers, although he does consider that it adds something positive to people, makes them more communicative, allows them greater acceptance of the body:

“That is clear, we are people who have overcome a social scourge that is much more negative than people think. People do not realize how negative the compulsive use of the attire is when it is not necessary, because at many times it is, and it is also useful ”.

Clothing focuses on sexuality, and nudism causes the opposite: “normalizing nakedness reduces the sex market,” he defends.

It also considers that the most affected by the manipulation that is done around this issue are women, because they are required to have “the perfect nude, only at the right time, only for the satisfaction of man. … ”

For the president of the FEN , nudism has a lot to do with health, health is something integral and above all something psychological “and human beings are not healthy when we cannot see our body in a normal way … It is absurd to hide the human body in education and tell children from small that they dress and make the connection of the nude with something dirty. It is disastrous how these issues are treated… ”

As an example to follow, he refers to Norway, where in recent years since government institutions have proposed the recovery of naturism in a country, however, where they have always been “very normal against the naked, when they sunbathe, they they bathe, they are in the sauna… ”

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Source: EFE Salud

Original publication 23.02.2017

Posted on NatCorn 4th September 2019

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Why naked hiking is becoming so popular
Here’s a funny anecdote. Ever since the beginning of Naked Wanderings we now and then receive messages from naturists asking us when we will organise our next nude hike. A bit surprised we always answered something like “Sorry, ehm, we’re a naturist travel blog, we don’t organise nude hikes”. After a while it became just too strange that people kept asking us about this specific naturist activity.

It became clear when we noticed that we received this question almost exclusively from German naturists. The word “wandering” in English points more towards a journey, which can be seen both physically as mentally (that’s why we picked this name for our blog in the first place). In German however, the word “wanderung” leans much more towards actual hiking. Hence the confusion. When naturists from Germany found our website, they thought we were a nude hiking club.

Which we are not of course. Although we do enjoy a nude hike once in a while. And we’re not alone, other than those caught up in the language barrier there are lots of other naturists enjoying nude hikes. What makes hiking in the buff so attractive?

The idea that naturists don’t do anything else than relaxing next to a river, baking on the nude beach or play petanque is as old as naturism itself. Only if you’ve ever been to a naturist resort you know that pretty much everything can be done in the nude. Especially when it comes to sports and entertainment. Nude yoga is becoming famous world wide, we see more and more nude volleyball tournaments and in the USA nude 5K runs are a big thing at naturist resorts.

Sometimes we don’t always understand why a certain activity becomes popular among nudists. In France, for example, at many naturist resorts it’s now possible to do nude archery. Archery of all things. We’ve never tried it, so we definitely don’t want to judge. We just hadn’t seen that one coming. What we find a lot more logical is the mix of naturism and art. Artists don’t often have many options to work with nude people. As models or in the case of body painting as canvas. For naturists on the other hand it’s a possibility to learn about art and to be included in an art work. It’s really a win win.

During the constant search for more things that can be done in the nude, another very interesting activity popped up. You’ve probably already guessed it. Nude hiking.

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Source: Naked Wanderings

Original publication August 8, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 24th August 2019

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“From prudist to nudist: I got naked for a naturist swimming session and this is my honest review”
Stylist’s digital writer Megan Murray has never been nude in public before – until now, that is. Here’s what happened when she decided to bare all for the first time ever.

Everyone has had some variation of the same nightmare at some point in their lives. You know the one I mean: it starts with you walking down the street, or doing a presentation at work, or even back at school, blissfully untroubled by the state of your clothing.

Then, all of a sudden, a cold realisation creeps over you: you’re naked, nude, completely starkers – and you’re begging for the ground to swallow you up. Like I say, I’m pretty sure everyone has had the same nightmare at least once.

"As I’d never been naked in public before, and had no idea what to expect..."
“As I’d never been naked in public before, and had no idea what to expect…”

If you haven’t, though, I’m sure you can at least empathise – everything in the world around us has taught us that being naked is terrifying, embarrassing, vulnerable.

And, for most of us, the thought of parading down a poolside in the buff is enough to bring on a stress rash. So when I, a nude novice, was asked to attend weekly two-hour naturist swimming session at Energybase Gym in Bloomsbury, London (all in the name of journalism, of course), I found myself flooded with dread.

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Source: Stylist

Original publication 08 Aug 2019

Posted on NatCorn 20th August 2019

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Naturism, an “activity” more and more popular
Summer and its heat push people to remove a few layers of excess clothing. The followers of naturists go to them completely naked. The trendy practice attracts both older and younger people. Many see it as a way of being free without fearing the eyes of others. We talk about it with Michel Vaïs, the founder of the Quebec Federation of Naturism .

“Naturism is a way of living in harmony with nature that is characterized by the practice of nudity in common and which has the effect of promoting self-respect, that of others and care for the environment, says he in interview. This is the definition that has been adopted by the International Naturist Federation, which has been in existence for half a century. It brings together some forty countries. “

Nudists head for the waters of Sunset Beach in Vancouver, British Columbia on July 18, 2013
REUTERS / Andy Clark Nudists head for the waters of Sunset Beach in Vancouver, British Columbia on July 18, 2013

The founder and author of the book Nu, simply. Nudity, nudism and naturism (Triptyque, 2012) explains that summer is an ideal season for naturists to reconnect with nature. “When the weather is nice, clothes are really a burden. They can be very bulky. Especially the swimsuit because of elastics. If you think about it a little bit, it’s not very serious to have to get dressed to get wet. When you take a bath, you do not wear a swimsuit. It’s so much better to wear nothing at all. ”

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Source: RCI Radio Canada International

Original publication July 27, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 15th August 2019

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Naked Hiking: Why To Do It & How To Do It
There is nothing more freeing than being out in nature. Except, perhaps, being out in nature…completely naked?

This somewhat niche activity encourages hikers to shed their skivvies and experience nature in its purest form, unrestricted by the burden of clothing and peer judgement. What’s more, it has its own informal holiday to celebrate the joys of hiking Adam-and-Eve-style: Naked Hiking Day.

Before I get into details of why you might want to shed your clothes on the trail and how you might best go about it, I was really curious about public attitudes towards nude hiking. So in May 2019 I asked America the following multiple choice question:

June 21st is “Naked Hiking Day”. Which of the following statements best describes your attitude towards naked hiking:

  1. ​It’s fine, I have no problem with it
  2. It should only be allowed in specific places
  3. It shouldn’t be allowed anywhere
  4. It sounds fun!

I polled 1,505 adult Americans between 24th and 27th May 2019 through Google surveys, weighted to account for Age, Gender and Region, with the answers displaying in a random order.

Here’s the result:

The first thing I noticed was, although the least popular option, nearly 15% of Americans think naked hiking sounds fun. That equates to 35 million people!

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Source: Effortless Outdoors

Original publication 17 June 2019

Posted on NatCorn 2nd August 2019

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I think I might be a nudist
I love being naked outdoors and I wish everyone else did too.

The first time I ever saw a topless sunbather was when I was 12 at Waihi Beach. A woman in her 20s was laying on a towel, enjoying the hot blistering New Zealand sun. She looked relaxed, happy, confident and free. Until a guy emerged from the surf, walked past and said “Nice tits.” and joined his son and daughter on the towels near me. I could not believe the nerve of this guy.

Lucy Zee wishes clothing was optional.
Lucy Zee wishes clothing was optional.

I made a promise to myself that day that I when I grew up, I would one day sunbathe topless in public and if a guy made a gross pig remark on my body I would tell him to go f… himself.

I’m yet to live out this dream.

To make things clear, I do love wearing clothes, I can’t stop buying them. I don’t desire to do my job naked, go to the movies nude or do my dirty house chores with nothing on.

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Source: Stuff

Original publication Jul 26 2019

Posted on NatCorn 31st July 2019

The Joys of Sharing Naturism with Others

Remember Addie? She’s our twenty-something friend who’s not only become a fervent naturist, but quite a prolific blogger as well. She’s particularly keen on what might make naturism more alluring to people in her own demographic, as she’s clearly found it to be most liberating and rejuvenating for herself. Having come to naturism just in recent years, I think she offers timely perspective to encourage others to follow in her (naked) footsteps…

One of my greatest joys in life stems from moments in which I am lucky enough to introduce others to places and experiences that I have found meaningful; I gain great pleasure from watching someone else experience something for the first time that means a lot to me. Certainly, I would qualify naturism as a defining feature of my life through from which I derive a great amount of joy. Therefore, it naturally follows that I very much enjoy experiencing someone else’s moment of astonishment as they realize, “Wow! I’m not wearing clothes in public and it’s awesome!”

Certainly, I have not had the joy of experiencing this moment many times, as I’m fairly new to naturism, but witnessing someone experience naturism for the first time constitutes something very special for me, and I can’t wait to continue to share my love for naturism with others.

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Source: The Meandering Naturist

Original publication JULY 23, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 28th July 2019

First time in mixed nudist & textile camp
I was never before in a mixed nudist and textile camp. Until now. I would always choose an only nudist camp, but this time, this mixed camp Kosirina on Murter in Croatia was on the way so the decision was made: it is time for the first experience of a mixed camp.

Check out why I love camping, and why you should try it here.

I wondered how different it is from a regular only nudist camp? Will there be separated areas for nudist and textiles? Or will we be altogether? Will there be more nudists or textiles? Will the textiles react to nudity? How will I feel naked around people in bathing suites if that will be the scenario?

First, when we arrived at the camp and go to the reception I asked if there is an area dedicated only to nudists. The receptionist said that here we are all mixed together and can be naked anywhere except in the bars and reception. Ok, that works for me. So now was the time to find a perfect place. If you ever went camping than you know how important and how hard is to find a perfect place. The perfect place is the one that is big enough, that is in the shade, in the first row to the sea, close to the toilets and close to the power connection. After some searching here it was, the perfect spot!

While searching I have already noticed that nudists in this camp are not the majority. In fact, as I learned later, besides me, there were only several nudist couples.

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Source: Naturism Girl

Original publication 19/07/2019

Posted on NatCorn 21st July 2019