Month: July 2014

A NUDIE DIGEST – July 31, 2014

lichubb: thesoftnessofolderwomen: sultrykinkynasty: Sultry…

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Sultry Latina Milf in her Kitchen

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How thin is thin enough?

How many apples?eve-pomme-1

How much tea?

How many calories can I not eat?

 

How many laxatives will I take?

How much will I allow this needy, greedy hunger?

(This child of pain and anguish)

 

I can stifle her cries with my lies about how much I eat and when

If I am forced to eat or if I am weak, I can regain this goddess of control, who rules and reigns in a prison of limits, boundaries and loneliness.

 

Each time I reach out to touch another and be fed by their love, I am disappointed.

Denial and deprivation, this is real.  These are my friends and family.  These “friends” I know and can trust.

How thin is thin enough?

 

Where does it end?

Who wins?

How do we stop?

How do we surrender to the pain?

How do we love it enough to learn from it and finally let go of it?

Where do we find the gentleness and acceptance we need?

 

Uh oh another need, so greedy, so needy

How thin is thin enough?

 

I’ve heard the best anorexic is a dead anorexic.

Why?  Because a skeleton is as thin as you can get.

How can we stop the voice of control long enough, to recognize the hollow ring of a death victory?

 

Where do we find the love, we feel we are denied, that we deny ourselves?

How do we stop the judgment, control and rejection?

How thin is thin enough?

 

I’ve heard you can never be too rich or too thin.

What do you believe?

 

– Theresa

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If you need to get eyes on a show, less is more.

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 Loneliness.
Wide and green rice’s fields.
Vast expanse of sand and sun beside the sea.
Lonely beach that smells of salt and grass.
That place where nakedness is the brightest dress under the sky.
The auditorium of the waves and the birds.
The end of the land where the sea starts, and the dephts offer their misteries.
My voice and my guitar were scattered through the waves.
A black shark got close to us. The shark was chasing silver’s fishes. The shark was one meter long.
Children played with the waves in a lonely paradise of water and light.
These places are sunk in a big loneliness because people preffer the noises and the neons of a mad world that tries to buy hapiness with its money. This ill world chases an idea that doesn’t exist. What exists is the nature and its gifts. A free nature. A beautiful natures that calls us. Most of people don’t hear nature because they have a headphones on their ears, so that they try to buy the life; but the life does not cost money. This is the deep knowledge that we should learn: life is free. The most beautiful in life is nakedness. The most handsome landscape is the original and natural landscape. To be happy and free we must leave possessions. Happiness is a decision of our mind. It is like a jump; a jump into a cold swimming pool. After the jump we realise that the water is sweet and we feel deeply happy.
This images are images of the Delta de l’Ebre, in Catalonia. There are quilometers and quilometers of free and lonely beaches to enjoy nature.

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German tourists: ‘arrogant, boring and nude’


Telegraph.co.uk
German tourists: ‘arrogant, boring and nude’
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Aggressive nudism is another accusation that might be reasonably levelled at the German holidaymaker. A poll last month suggested that they are the most likely to go naked on the beach, with 28 per cent of them admitting stripping down to their

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” Skinny Dipping threat to all “

Colin H:

An interesting article on the recent incident in Northern Ireland which has caused such outrage.

Originally posted on The Naked Truth:

sunday worldmail online

In the news recently there’s been a story running about two guys in Northern Ireland who have been castigated and threatened with being  placed on the sex offenders register just because they fancied a cool dip in the sea on a hot day and went skinny dipping. The Police Service of Northern Ireland  took to social media in a misguided attempt to warn others in the country not to follow suit in the hot weather and that skinny-dipping was  not a good idea.

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The message was clear it said
“We are treating this kind of behaviour extremely seriously and will be continuing to take action against anyone who decides to do the same. The PSNI also said :
“There are young children in these areas too” and went on to say “You could end up with a criminal record and placed on the sex offender register. Please enjoy the weather…

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We are pleased to bring you the August 2014 electronic issue of…

We are pleased to bring you the August 2014 electronic issue of of The Bulletin. With hyperlinks and interactive features we hope you enjoy this traditional member favorite.

This is available to AANR members only. To access the Members Area, please click on the link below and log in using your member username and password. Then choose Monthly Bulletin from the sidebar options. Click on the PDF and it will download for your viewing.

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What’s with all the naked people on TV? Reality…

What’s with all the naked people on TV? Reality shows’ switch to nudity is attracting more stares | http://jacksonville.com/breaking-news/2014-07-30/story/whats-all-naked-people-tv-reality-shows-switch-nudity-attracting-more

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nudism-naturism: Recap, photos & videos from NYC Body…

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Recap, photos & videos from NYC Body Painting Day 2014!  Hosted by Andy Golub, Craig Tracy & Young Naturists America.

It was amazing.

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The Naked Truth – PAHomepage.com…

The Naked Truth – PAHomepage.com http://www.pahomepage.com/story/d/story/the-naked-truth/24951/6nxocNBuq0W4Xopsx-2d4g

“Sunny Rest Resort is like most camp sites across the country.

They offer residents an opportunity to soak up the sun by the pool, take a stroll on a nature trail, or play a number of games the whole family can enjoy.

While the fun is in abundance, the clothes are not.

“It’s just a natural way of life,” says a stripped down Halsie Shoemaker.

She’s the general manager at Sunny Rest Resort, and she oversees the 190-acre Carbon County campground that’s covered with cabins, courts, and not much else.”

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Naked Goddess Swim…

Naked Goddess Swim https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Goddess-Swim/260719894121240

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Instagram deletes Amanda Byram’s nude fit photo for…

Instagram deletes Amanda Byram’s nude fit photo for ‘policy violation’ – Independent.iehttp://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/celebrity-news/instagram-deletes-amanda-byrams-nude-fit-photo-for-policy-violation-30474327.html

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Chelsea 19 by stanjan257

Chelsea 19 by stanjan257

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Aromatic by UniqueNudes

Aromatic by UniqueNudes

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Andre de Dienes

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Re: Who can tell me about Spain?

Formentera is my absolute favorite. Avoid August (as mentioned before), as it will get too crowded. Especially with a lot of Italians that are not into nudism. Early July is great and so is September. Try and spend at least a night there. Ferries from Ibiza take about 30 minutes, and there is a shuttle service from the airport to the harbor. At Formentera, rent a bicycle or scooter. Great way to explore the island and its beautiful beaches. You’ll find white sandy beaches with water so blue, that it feels like the Caribbean.On Ibiza, my favorite beach is Aqua Blanca, in the north east part of the island. There are some other great nudist beaches as well. And the island is truly magical. Once visited, you want to go back… (is my experience)

For a two week holiday, I’d recommend to visit Barcelona and surroundings and then take the plane to Ibiza. Do 1-2 nights at Formentera and the remaining nights on Ibiza.

Feel free to PM if you want specific advise or suggestions. 🙂

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Bon Voyage

20140729_162529Two of the international travelers in our group — one hailing from Australia, one commencing a research project in Saudi Arabia — are heading off next week. They’ll be back…New York has a siren song that calls its daughters home (especially ones who like to get naked in public and are spending an extended period in Saudi Arabia)…but not before this summer is a memory, so to celebrate their departure and see them off in style we gathered on our favorite rooftop sundeck and got naked in the fading rays of the late afternoon. Eight women and two men, a selection of scones and muffins, copies of Heidegger and Under the Dome, two classic film cameras and some cell phones for selfie-snapping…it was as fine an impromptu to-do as we’ve ever had, half Irish wake, half lazy cats lying contentedly in a patch of sun.

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Apologies to the two pairs of strangers who wandered onto the roof while we were there — an adorable couple of boys we peeked at through the shrubbery and then startled by saying hello; a mother and daughter who may not have been expecting the full-frontal view they got. But everyone was well behaved and took the sights in stride, confirming us in our suspicion that NYC is in some ways the most civilized spot in the world.

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Our thanks to the good souls at the Colonial House Inn for letting us indulge our inner nudists (and outer too, we suppose). Especially with a week of rain forecast and our numbers reduced by the departures, we are grateful for every moment in the sun.

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“Modern Man” – An artistic nude retrospect by Brent Ray Fraser

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An artistic homage to…

Jørgen Leth “The Perfect Human”:
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Andy Warhol “Eating a Hamurger”:
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Lars von Trier “The Five Obstructions”:
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To view more explicit videos of Brent Ray Fraser’s please check out his site:

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SgNudClub Gathering

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SgNudClub had a small nude gathering to host Ms.Chew from Malaysia.

Music: If You Think I Won’t Do This… by lo-fi is sci-fi (lofiisscifi.com)

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Smile in public

I dimly recall Ella once did a post about whether SLN was ahead of the pulse, on the pulse or ever so slightly behind the pulse. I can’t find it, but I’m sure she blogged to that effect.

Earlier in the week we did our ‘Topless Tuesday’ posting featuring a Turkish model who used it as an opportunity to educate and enlighten us into the tension that might exist for and against Muslim headwear, and also to go topless as message of her support for Iranian women who don’t have the choice to go without a headscarf and have resorted to Facebook with their ‘Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women‘ campaign, in which they post photos of themselves without headwear.

Yesterday, almost right on the pulse in terms of SL reaction to the real, screwed up world, another avatar sent Ella a photo and a notecard which Ella has passed onto me.

It appears that the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister, Bulent Arinc, declared that Turkish women should not laugh in public. Further reports on this comment, which also included remarks on sexuality, sexual behaviour, and even the use of mobile phones, can be foundhere, here and here.

And I guess it’s the use of mobile phones (cellphones) that has accelerated a sudden and maybe unexpected backlash against Mr. Arinc wh0 -surprise, surprise- appears to have an election in the autumn.

Because Turkish women have immediately responded, using their mobile phones and the social media apps on them, to post photos of themselves…..smiling and laughing!

And this has already gone all the way to SL, with one reader sending a smiling photo of herself and asking us to publish and promote it in order to highlight yet another attack on the freedoms of women in the Middle East.

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A Turkish SL avatar asks us to add her defiance of the ‘smile ban’ (her words).

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RL Turkish women take to Twitter and Facebook to also defy the Deputy PM’s advice.

You can read about these acts of defiance here, and here.

Our old friends Femen have also got in on the act with their Turkish Twitter page…

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If there’s any other Turkish avatars out there who would like to add their smiling photographs, send a photograph to me, Eva Pookes, and I’ll post them here on SLN.

Pookes.

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After a month, Facebook added an appeal notice to my unpublished…

After a month, Facebook added an appeal notice to my unpublished page “The Nudism and Naturism Daily News”, which had accumulated over 6300 “likes” over a period of two years. Also, a specific reason was give for their action, stating that “Facebook has a strict policy against sharing pornographic content”. How ridiculous is that? The only nudity that I had on that page was in the form of fine art paintings and sculpture, by great masters such as Renoir, Dali, Manet and others. Should the appeal be denied, the page will be “deleted permanently”. I still have a remote hope that common sense will prevail and the page will be reinstated, but I’m not counting on it. Thanks to everyone who expressed support and contacted Facebook on my behalf. Don’t forget that you can still get all the latest nudist and naturist daily news on my other sites as follows:

The Nudism and Naturism Daily News on paper.li –https://paper.li/nudiarist/1322001662

The Nudism Daily News on The Tweeted Times –http://tweetedtimes.com/#!/ChetKresiak/the-nudism-daily-news

Google+ – https://plus.google.com/u/1/112799436928706385668/posts

Twitter – https://twitter.com/nudiarist

Tumblr – http://nudiarist.tumblr.com/

Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/chetkresiak/fine-art-nudes/

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xxxelasetchbook: NN – imagefap – All mixed up! Unassorted…

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NN – imagefap – All mixed up! Unassorted torture, bondage and softcore (26)

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Le Topless Tour tente de libérer les tétons des réseaux sociaux

« Sortez les tétons, et lâchez vous un peu ! » Tandis que les réseaux sociaux pullulent d’images violentes (quasiment jamais sourcées au passage), on peut trouver, au milieu de cette sauvagerie, un petit brin de fraîcheur : le Topless Tour.

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wyrdtor: Statues that used to be in a park on the outskirts of…

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Statues that used to be in a park on the outskirts of Sedona, Arizona. Taken in 2003  They are no longer there…

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yesimnakedtoo: Me, always naked at home!

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Me, always naked at home!

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Picking Apples

Like Adam before me, I found myself picking apples off a tree wearing nothing but sunshine.Like Adam before me, I found myself picking apples off a tree wearing nothing but sunshine.

It’s another hot day here on the prairies. After our morning walk I was given a few tasks for the afternoon and evening while my wife went off to work. One of those tasks was to pick some of the apples off the low-hanging branches as they were getting in the way of mowing the lawn. Naturally, I, being who I am, decided to pick the apples skyclad. And no, I wasn’t worried about being kicked out of the Garden of Eden. I wasn’t ashamed of my nakedness like Adam and Eve. And, I am sure that the Creator would have appreciated my being comfortable just how she/he made me. I filled the pail and found that the branches, lighter due to my efforts, took their normal position above our heads so that we could mow the lawn without ducking.

There is no question that passers by on the street which I was facing, could have seen me, but not necessarily my nakedness. After all, there was a fence in the way and an open space between the two houses that stood between myself and the street. I only take reasonable risks as I really have no intention of upsetting people in our little community with my nudity.

When the apples were picked, it was time to pick some rhubarb which my wife will make into some delicious jams and fruit. Later, when it cools off, I will be watering the vegetable garden which is verdant and showing signs of being bountiful this year. Gardening is a traditional prairie past-time in small towns, however it is not so common in larger towns and cities. Gone are the times when people raised or hunted for their food.

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Go Topless Day in Montreal set for Aug. 24

Go Topless Day in Montreal set for Aug. 24
Montreal Gazette (blog)
In truth, though, I have to admit that I don’t see any women baring their breasts in public in Ontario, unless they are in social nudism settings. But they do have the right, I am told — and that’s what is important. Quebec women should have the right

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A NUDIE DIGEST – July 30, 2014

Zoe Saldana strips naked for Women’s Health: ‘I feel…

Zoe Saldana strips naked for Women’s Health: ‘I feel beautiful’ – Celebrity News – Digital Spyhttp://www.digitalspy.com/celebrity/news/a587031/zoe-saldana-strips-naked-for-womens-health-i-feel-beautiful.html#~oLpreOh700rbqr

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Spaniards 2nd most likely to go topless on beach

Spaniards 2nd most likely to go topless on beach
The Local.es
Spaniards were also the most approving of nudism after 74 percent of those asked responded they were “very” or “somewhat” comfortable with the practice. SEE ALSO: Spanish naturist paradise bans nudity by mistake. The Japanese, though not too happy …

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Go Topless Day in Montreal set for Aug. 24

Go Topless Day in Montreal set for Aug. 24
Montreal Gazette (blog)
In truth, though, I have to admit that I don’t see any women baring their breasts in public in Ontario, unless they are in social nudism settings. But they do have the right, I am told — and that’s what is important. Quebec women should have the right

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The real does not efface itself: Some thoughts about the body…

The real does not efface itself: Some thoughts about the body http://alex-therealdoesnoteffaceitself.blogspot.com/2014/07/some-thoughts-about-body.html

“We talk so much about body image and the way we look or should look, but despite the growth of the fitness industry we do not encourage, by and large, a way to engage with our bodies aiming to have control over our corporeality, especially as we grow older.”

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Naturism criminalised: Why not being able to bare all is a…

Naturism criminalised: Why not being able to bare all is a bummer – BelfastTelegraph.co.ukhttp://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/naturism-criminalised-why-not-being-able-to-bare-all-is-a-bummer-30466025.html

“Today, poor naturists are ghettoised in colonies and designated beaches, lest their bits offend the modest or the law in this era of sexualised nudity. And, problematic sunburn notwithstanding, we are all the poorer for it.

For anyone who has shrugged off their trunks, knows the joy of naked swimming: the silken flow of cold water; the unexpected buoyancy; the freedom!”

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benadameve: No one should be arrested anywhere, anytime for…

benadameve:

No one should be arrested anywhere, anytime for simple nudity!!

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Skinny dipping will get you on the Sex Offenders’ Register?

As you know, most of the staff here are in the UK. That’s the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland to give it its official title. (Great Britain refers to the countries of England, Scotland & Wales).

So this story, from Northern Ireland, has been getting great mileage in the UK media for the past few days. Essentially it was particularly warm in Northern Ireland at the end of last week and two young men went skinny dipping in Belfast Lough. It would appear that there were a large number of people on the beach, the police were called, and the young men given a talking to.

But then it appears to have gone wrong for the Northern Ireland Police, who put on their Facebook profile that they’d take the thing seriously and people could end up on the Sex Offenders’ Register. While the young men involved could be prosecuted under Public Order legislation for ‘offending decency’, the likelihood is they’d get a slap on the wrist, a fine and a caution. And even that might depend. One English judge was recently moved to castigate two young men in court for fighting, and asked them why they couldn’t perhaps indulge in good wholesome activities…like skinny dipping!

The Sex Offenders’ register is seriously bad karma, for those of you reading this from outside the UK. It is intended for those who’ve undertaken the most vile sexual acts, or acts of paedohilia, not a couple of lads who strip off to skinny-dip. And in making what appeared to be threats to place the duo on the register, the internet has kind of gone into overdrive and most of it anti police.

The official organisation of naturism in the UK, British Naturism, are (rightly) livid about the situation, and it’s likely that there will now need to be urgent legislation placed before the Northern Ireland parliament to clarify the situation.

The story is now global. The story is making it into the pages of the UK’s heavyweight press. And most of it looking negatively on the police’s over reaction.

I’ve little sympathy. Facebook, and other social media, on all sorts of levels, appears to be a stopping shop for people to get their information out before checking it, be it on a personal, social level (‘John has split up with Jane’, prior to John telling Jane to her face), a business/professional level (the manager of Spanish football club Atletico Madrid recently posted something about the death of a journalist, only for the journalist’s wife to read it on FB prior to the police calling her to inform her), to the legal….in this case the Northern Ireland police acting in a threatening manner and without actually checking what the proper legal position on it is.

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Harry’s rounded up a model, obtained a Northern Ireland flag (from the World Peace Flag Garden, no doubt), and she’s showing her support for nudity on the beaches of Northern Ireland (staged at Su Casa, in this instance).

 

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Pasco County’s nudist community on TLC


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Pasco County’s nudist community on TLC
Tampa Bay Business Journal (blog)
A real estate reality show titled “Buying Naked” premiered its first full season on TLC on Saturday, putting Pasco County’s clothing-optional communities in the spotlight. The eight-episode season will follow homebuyers looking to move into nudist
Nudists mostly OK with naked reality TV trend
TLC’s ‘Buying Naked’ Gives Insight into Nudist Lifestyles (VIDEO)

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We have just arrived from Platja del Torn

We have just arrived from Platja del Torn, where we have spent some familiar and naturist days.
I like very much that beach. I like it the way the people have a rest, lying on the sand, reading, swimming or having a sunbath… Here, the nakedness is like a handsome and nice dress that makes people bright and natural. I like it very much that families spend the time without any clothes discovering the life under the sea and forgetting the fact that they are naked. In this situations, there isn’t any sort of morbidness. Here, the nude body, hasn’t any sort of eroticism. Here, all is tenderness and freedom. And when children will grow and become adult men and women they will have learnt to treat people not as palatable bodies but as persons that have inside a heart, a consciousness, a mind, a whole universe.
Nakedness is the book where children can learn to know the real people, without fetishism. And It is better to know the real body of the people in a familiar environment full of sanity than in forbidden magazines or marginal situations. There’s no anything sinful in human body; all is natural and bright, and persons need to discover and to know the natural image of human person from the born time, and so learning to watch the consciousness behind the body. If we discover a soul, a deep and lovely soul, behind a nice and naked body, we will discover a soul behind any person we find in our life’s path.
So… Where is the bad pedagogy? Where is the scandal? Where is the eroticism? Where is the clumsy strategy that presses human mind because hides the real body as if it was the box of Pandora?  This bad pedagogy is not the pedagogy of the free nude body but the hard morality that for centuries has been deforming human image as if our material reality was the devil’s work. This conservative moral that hates the nakedness is the cause of so many erotic desires that dominate men’s mind. This conservative and arcaic moral that attacks the nakedness really achieves something very different to the idea that it fights. This conservative morality turns men and women into pansexual and obsessive beings that feel excitation only from seeing naked men or women.
 On the other hand, the familiar pedagogy that treats nakedness as a normal situation in some moments of the life (without any strange ocultation nor morbidness) is a pedagogy that turns children into men and women that live their bodies with sanity, with freedom, in a natural way. They don’t feel upset or nervous or excited when they see a naked girl or a naked boy… They are stronger to decide their acts not by the desires they feel but by the aims they decide to achieve. People have born to be free, to be self consciousness, to be happy, to be natural, to be satisfied with their own reality, to love nature and to love all that nature has made on us. People feel a deep and marvellous freedom’s sensation when they join to the  landscape with the whole skin, as an only sense, as a part of the natural landscape.
Too many people mix up nakedness with sexuality, and it happens because they have been educated in a bad pedagogy, the pedagogy of the ocultation. We can be free if we accept and know our reality as a good reality, as a worthy reality, as a sacred reality, as a natural reality. We will be strange people if someone convinces us that we are really strange people. Our educations have been made with all the subtile missages that many people have been repeating for years without our awareness. These messages enter in our subconscious and separate us from the nature. These messages convince to a lot of people on a big lie. The messages say that naked body is ugly, sinful, pansexual, morbid… We need change the pace of the world and explain that the nakedness is the way to discover our own image and the book where children can learn that their bodies are nice, that their bodies are not obsessively sexuals, that always there is a person behind a body, a mind, a consciousness, a heart… and that the love is more than a body, more than a desire, more than an animal impulse. We must reconquered the human body for the life of spirituality and humanity. Our bodies are the icones of our persons.
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NATURISTA.CZ – A Font of Information

NATURISTA.CZ – A Font of Information

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Montreal’s World Naked Bike Ride, Part 2

The nighttime edition of the Montreal World Naked Bike Ride takes place on Aug. 2. I’ve done a post on my Gazette blog about the event, with a lengthy excerpt from WNBR’s Wiki page. You can read about it there. It starts at 10 p.m. at Dorchester Square in downtown Montreal. Scott RedCloud, one of […]

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New York City hosts first ever NY Body Painting Day

 

Photos by JM Denaut

It was a beautiful day in New York City on Saturday, July 26th. The weather was overcast but that is not what I am referring to as beautiful. What I am talking about, is the display that took place beginning in Columbus Circle at Central Park. 30 artists from throughout the country gathered under the organizational efforts of even hosts Andy Golub (local NYer) and Craig Tracy (of New Orleans, LA) to create something truly remarkable. It’s called NY Body Painting Day, the first of what is to be an annual event.

 

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Birthing & Breastfeeding 4 Children: Kiersten’s Story…

Birthing & Breastfeeding 4 Children: Kiersten’s Story Of Becoming A Mother At 17 Years Old http://www.abeautifulbodyproject.com/birthing_and_breastfeeding

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Comment on Nudism/Naturism: Naked TV reality shows by Steve Mann

Nude acceptance may take another generation or two in the USA. There’s just too many faux Christians running things, and the sight of a breast, let alone a penis is cause for a panic attack.

I recently posted on a business forum a link to a video about Net Neutrality that I found through “The Daily Kos” blog. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjOxNiHUsZw)
The video showed various actors representing random businesses on the web, including a nude couple, VERY heavily pixellated.

The first response to the post was: “How about a video that doesn’t try to force me to watch porn? I AM NOT INTERESTED IN OR AMUSED BY PORN!! Clean it up, and maybe I’ll see what you have to say.”

I can’t add anything to that.

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2015: The Year for Scottish Naturism?

This is currently just a piece of idle speculation but on 19th September 2014 the people of Scotland will be voting in a referendum in which they have the choice between independence or stick with the rest of us and the United Kingdom. What if the people of Scotland decided for independence, how would it […]

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Northern Ireland Police under fire over nude swimming warning
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The Police Service of Northern Ireland face criticism from naturists after arresting two men for swimming in the nude. They later warned that people engaging in public nudity could risk being placed on the Sex Offenders Register. VoR’s Tim Ecott spoke

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Woman goes skinny dipping at police station
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Eventually, she relented and identified herself as a 49-year-old Ottawa woman who claimed she was visiting a friend across the road. She wasn’t charged, but will be mailed a $200 ticket for indecent exposure, and perhaps a map to naturist facilities.

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Going topless on the beach was never really about women’s…

Going topless on the beach was never really about women’s liberation | Deborah Orr | Comment is free | The Guardianhttp://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/28/topless-womens-liberation-elle-covering-up

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Nudity is reality TV’s latest trend, and viewers are…

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The real reason French women have stopped sunbathing topless |…

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The naked truth about Morocco’s traditional public baths |…

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“On my left is a woman in her mid-fifties, hennaing her hair with great concentration. On my right is a young woman, undies down to her knees and legs wide, shaving every single public hair, like a very focused contortionist. You don’t see that every day.”

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Oh La La! The Nude Models Of Paris Go On Strike – The Daily…

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A NUDIE DIGEST – July 29, 2014

A Sunny Day On The Prairies

Hiking from home to the Mondau Hills.Hiking from home to the Mondau Hills.

It has been a good day for me with the sun shining and warmth filling every pore of my body. This morning I drank my morning coffee outside and then meditated before hanging out a few loads of laundry on the clothesline. Of course, everything was done skyclad.

When it was noon, I decided to go for a hike without knowing how far I would hike. I left my home wearing a pair of shorts, a hat, hiking shoes and toed socks while carrying a day bag with two extra pairs of socks, a large bottle of water, and a wrap which my wife made for me for cover-up purposes when necessary.

I walked to the corner, almost a kilometre from my house. At the corner we have friends living on the northwest side of the road. As I turned south, I passed two more farms that are active within a few hundred metres. One and a half kilometres later I crossed a grid road and then walked passed another friends home, one of my golfing buddies.

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No one was at home, so once I was passed the row of trees that hid the little used dirt road from his house, off came the shorts (see star). It was a long walk of five kilometres from that point to the base of the Mondau Hills with the last part just a faint tractor trail that wound its way down from the plain towards the old lake bottom which is now hay land.

The journey was quick with five of eight kilometres walked skyclad. Of course I kept my senses alert in case I needed to put on the wrap in order to avoid getting in trouble. Going back was a repeat of the outward bound trail. I stopped before my friend’s house to put my shorts back on and to change my socks. Three hours and fifteen minutes later after walking in full sunlight with a temperature of 28 C. (82 F.), I was back at home. It was a good day for hiking as most of the hay is cut and curing, the crops have all been sprayed, and most people were indoors with their air-conditioners or gone to the lake. Most days this wouldn’t be a possibility for nude hiking with the exception of perhaps the last two kilometres on the outward leg..

Back home, the clothes came off the clothes line, and then I enjoyed some cold ice-tea before heading inside to write up this post. I am looking forward to the next week as sunshine is forecast for each day with temperatures getting even warmer.

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Topless Tuesday: Turkish Delight

Today’s Topless Tuesday (I’m going to do my best to bring you a TT post for the duration of my curation of SLN) comes from the landmarks that can be found attached to this poston the wonderful Ad Vitam Aeternam blog whose purpose is to show off particularly photogenic sims.

Harry has delivered a wonderful set of photos, and a rather wonderful back story from today’s model, a Turkish girl who has asked not to be named.

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Our model pointed us at a campaign on Facebook, called ‘Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women’, on which Iranian women will post photos of themselves without the headscarf.

‘I have a choice’, our model said, ‘but these women do not. For them, the feeling of simply being in public without a headscarf is daring. What a ridiculous situation!’

Which brings us to our model’s appearance for ‘Topless Tuesday’.

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An exceptionally interesting story, and a brave thing to do given the backdrop to our model’s real and second lives. Many thanks to her.

If you’re a Turkish avatar, male or female, I’d be interested to hear if our model’s story mirrors your own experiences. Or do you disagree with her findings? Please, let me know.

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Del libro On Going Naked (Ir desnudo)

El estado de desnudez varía mucho de un país a otro como de un período a otro, dependiendo en gran medida de las normas políticas, religiosas y estéticas del momento.

La desnudez a nivel internacional en el siglo XX es, en términos generales, practicada de la siguiente manera:

Varias tribus salvajes de África, Australia y otras secciones periféricas que han vivido sin ropa, siempre y a lo largo de la historia, hasta que tuvieron la desgracia de su contacto con los blancos, adquiriendo el hábito de la ropa. Hay, sobre todo entre los más primitivos, un estándar definido de lo que constituye sólo la ropa. Casi cualquier cosa que el hombre blanco ha descartado sirve para vestir a un hombre primitivo, ya se trate de un sombrero de copa, un pantalón, ropa interior, o sólo un monóculo. El nativo siente que está “vestido” en la medida que tiene puesto cualquiera de esos objetos o prendas con las que el hombre blanco adorna su persona.

En términos generales, como el hombre negro aprende a usar ropa de los hombres blancos de algunos de los países “civilizados” éstos están aprendiendo a desprenderse de ellas en determinadas ocasiones y bajo ciertas circunstancias.

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El movimiento nudista organizado se ha extendido más allá de Alemania a Checoslovaquia, Austria, Holanda, Bélgica, Grecia, España, Inglaterra y Suiza. El número de seguidores en estos países es relativamente limitada. Las actividades de estos grupos nudistas son casi las mismas que las de los alemanes ya descritas, es decir, que tienen su sede en la ciudad donde se reúnen y hacen ejercicios gimnásticos durante la semana, y un parque o camping cercano donde van a el fin de semana y donde se centran sus actividades de verano.

El nudismo organizado no es, sin embargo, la forma más típica de practicar la desnudez en otros lugares fuera de Alemania. En la mayor parte de Europa Central existe la libertad para bañarse sin la ropa, y que supone una práctica muy seguida.

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Particularmente hay una creencia extendida en el valor benefactor de tomar el sol los niños. No hay ejemplo más notable de esta actitud que se pueda citar que él del Presidente Mazaryk de Checoslovaquia, que no sólo cree en el valor de la luz solar y la desnudez de los jóvenes miembros de la familia, sino que lo cree de tal manera que permite la difusión de la fotografía de sí mismo y sus dos nietos que aparece en este volumen. Ciertamente, nadie puede acusar al Presidente Mazaryk de ser un chiflado, un fanático nudista, un exhibicionista o cualquier otro de los nombres insultantes que se aplican comúnmente a los nudistas. Por el contrario, él ejemplifica el tipo más feliz de ejemplo para el nudismo, en que la desnudez ocasional de los niños de su familia es un comportamiento normal en una vida muy ocupada y con muchos matices.

De España, he podido saber sólo que existe en Barcelona un club nudista activo. Dado que en Barcelona residen grupos políticos proletarios, parece lógico que esta organización nudista funcione con el mismo espíritu que los clubes proletarios alemanes, en los que uno de los principales motivos de la desnudez es la abolición de las clases sociales. Existen muchas manifestaciones de esta actividad proletaria en Barcelona pero se les da muy poca publicidad de prensa, en comparación con la existente sobre el argumento castellano-catalán.

En la reforma generalizada de las costumbres sociales siguientes al establecimiento de la República en España, la reforma del vestido tiene un lugar importante. Demasiado tiempo han ido a las mujeres con velo. Demasiado tiempo han existido los prejuicios del catolicismo dominante en el país. Si bien es improbable que el movimiento nudista, como tal, vaya a hacer progresar mucho España, la tolerancia de la desnudez y simplificado del vestido si podría ser condicionante de la actual reforma política y social en el país.

La desnudez ocasional también tiene su lugar en la escena española, y no es un espectáculo poco común ver grupos de bañistas desnudos en las partes más remotas, incluso en playas populares como Santander, Málaga y las ciudades de la costa de las Islas Baleares.

Fuente: Libro On Going Naked (fragmento). Autora: Jan Gay (Helen Reitman). Editorial Holborn House New York 1932.

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Comment on Nudism/Naturism: Naked TV reality shows by johnkutensky

Although I think they’re using nudism as a gimmick, gimmick or not, exposure will render the idea of it less shocking, I think. The Will and Grace effect, as it were.

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Adam Sank on Last Comic Standing and performing at nudistretreats
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But it first started when I was contacted by another naturist group –naturists are nudists, I didn’t know that until I started performing for them. So there’s this group called the Gay Naturists International, and they have an annual retreat in the

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A NUDIE DIGEST – July 28, 2014

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Now the gloves (and everything else) are off as naturists are criminalised
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British Naturism has complained to two other police forces over comments that it claims unfairly criminalise nudists. These incidents included The World Naked Bike Ride in Clacton, Essex last month, when organisers came under pressure to abandon the …

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Texas Open Carry Rallies Ruined by Boob-Flashing “Libtard” Ladies

An open-carry group too crazy for Open Carry Texas has been walking around flapping its guns. A group of women who opposes their display of weapons struck on a novel way to perturb the gun-fondlers: Follow them around topless.

Via Raw Story:

Come and Take It Texas, a group affiliated with the open carry movement, is complaining that topless protestors are ruining their monthly walks in support of gun rights.

They are being “trolled by skanky topless libtards,” one post on the group’s Facebook page reads. Another post identifies the counter-protestors as members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (MDA), even though they made no claim to being affiliated with that organization.

The topless counter-protestors carried signs that read, “You realize that everyone thinks you’re overcompensating for your teeny tiny ‘gun’ right?” and “Boobs for peace.” The women confronted the open carry advocates and said that as long as they openly carried their weapons, the counter-protestors would bare their breasts.

Gun-loving ladlers of liberty, having never read Lysistrata, weren’t sure what to make of the counter-protest. Besides, you, know, the usual sexist comebacks:

@DLoesch @izzyjsmom @EricReedGRAA I’m missing the connection that mammaries have with guns. Hey, Grandma-get dressed & start a quilting bee!

— Denise (@westieTX) July 28, 2014

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— Eric Reed (@EricReedGRAA) July 27, 2014

Beyond their inability to resist making grade-school comments about boobies, the firearms enthusiasts appear to be off-target in their charge that the protesters are from Moms Demand Action; the group’s organizer denied involvement and one of the participants made clear she was freelancing.

Nor is it the ladies’ first time protesting in Austin; topless women also organized a counterprotest to open-carry dudes last March during SXSW. “This is not a pro-gun town,” one says. “This is a pro-boobs town”:

In the meantime, none of the blunderbuss-blubberers has managed to articulate why an open display of titties is any more intimidating than their long, hot barrels.

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Comment on Nudism/Naturism: Naked TV reality shows by sassycoupleok

As nudist we find them uneventful. Pretty much a titillating voyeurism moment for the non nudist and will garner some ratings I’m sure. Also sure we will see more of this type of programing. If you are going to portray nudity show full nudity!

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Miley Cyrus Goes Topless In The Desert Because, Why Not

What a view.

Miley Cyrus found an interesting way to stay cool in the desert on July 21, as the 21-year-old stripped down to nothing but a pair of jean shorts. Considering she looks like she’s in the middle of nowhere, this bold move easily could’ve gone unnoticed. But it wouldn’t be Miley if she didn’t share the topless photo with the world:

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” Waste Not “

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Leading on from a subject I touched on very briefly in the last post, I now feel it is very important these days, to use the resources we have wisely and at the same time not waste all of the world’s natural resources, making new things that we don’t really need. It is a pleasure for me, that a lot of things now get reused (books, records, furniture etc.) though car boot sales, charity shops and also on the web, on amazon marketplace and ebay. Most of the time I find getting a book or a CD second hand, a lot more satisfying than going out and spending a stack of money on brand new items. If it’s in good condition (which they normally are) you feel you’re getting a bargain and this adds to the experience. It’s the same kind of experience if you manage to use a renewable power source that comes from the sun, wind or wave renewable energy.

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Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat. Renewable energy replaces conventional fuels in four distinct areas: electricity generation, hot water/space heating, motor fuels, and rural (off-grid) energy services.About 16% of global final energy consumption presently comes from renewable resources, with 10% of all energy from traditional biomass, mainly used for heating, and 3.4% from hydroelectricity. New renewables (small hydro, modern biomass, wind, solar, geothermal, and biofuels) account for another 3% and are growing rapidly. At the national level, at least 30 nations around the world already have renewable energy contributing more than 20% of energy supply. National renewable energy markets are projected to continue to grow strongly in the coming decade and beyond. Wind power, for example, is growing at the rate of 30% annually, with a worldwide installed capacity of 282,482 megawatts (MW) at the end of 2012.

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Renewable energy resources exist over wide geographical areas, in contrast to other energy sources, which are concentrated in a limited number of countries. Rapid deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency is resulting in significant energy security, climate change mitigation, and economic benefits. In international public opinion surveys there is strong support for promoting renewable sources such as solar power and wind power.While many renewable energy projects are large-scale, renewable technologies are also suited to rural and remote areas and developing countries, where energy is often crucial in human development.

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I would love to have the funds available, to put all this to the test and have wind turbines, solar panels, eco toilets and the like all over the place; however it’s not possible at this moment in time, so we have to do things on a small scale and this we have. In the still unnamed “Cabinchaletshed” we have solar lights inside and out, run certain devices from a battery, which uses a trickle recharging solar panel to top up its power.There are also things you can do at home which help the environment something’s have forcibly been changed in law, something are voluntary  but all go to help the sustainability and help save the natural resources of the planet.

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Here are just a few :-

1.Consider installing solar panels. Although solar heating has been used to warm homes for thousands of years, solar panels are totally modern and very green. They have no moving parts; you sit them out in the sun, perhaps on your rooftop, hook up the wires and collect power without adding any fuel or replacing worn-out parts.

2.Replace all the standard light bulbs in your home with compact fluorescent ones. These energy-smart bulbs use 70-75% less energy than the incandescent kind and last up to ten times longer.

3.Install a motion detector outside home to replace your outdoor lighting. Outdoor lights left on all night waste energy and disturb wildlife. Light fixtures activated by motion sensors or a timer will keep area well lit and save energy and money to boot.

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4.Don’t waste water. Check your home carefully for leaks and get them repaired as quickly as possible. Use cold water when laundering clothes and adjust your clean threshold if you possibly can. You could even go without clothes at home like we do in warm weather, then you don’t need to buy as many as they don’t wear out as quickly, also you don’t need to wash them as much saving on detergents, water and electricity to power your washing machine it’s also more comfortable and beneficial to you.

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5.Install low flow showerheads. They are a worthwhile investment (especially if you live in a rented space because you can take them with you). They cut down on water usage and save energy costs.

6.Create a compost pile in your back garden. Find a private spot in your yard to make a compost pile. Mix food wastes with dirt and use a shovel to turn the pile over every week or so to give it some air.

7.Consider investing in and installing an automated thermostat. High tech thermostats are well worth the cost, and what you spend, you will get back over time in lower energy bills.

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8.Insulate your home. Doors and windows are two of the most obvious areas of concern when it comes to home energy conservation. Use weather-stripping. Once air leaks have been detected, doors and windows are usually the first areas that need attention.

9.Live by the code of the 3R’s; Refuse, Reuse and Recycle. Keep these three things in mind whenever you buy, use or discard anything.

Most of the time it’s simple, obvious and it also give you the good feeling of knowing you’re doing the right things when it comes to helping the environment.

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Miley Cyrus Goes Topless In The Desert Because, Why Not

What a view.
Miley Cyrus found an interesting way to stay cool in the desert on July 21, as the 21-year-old stripped down to nothing but a pair of jean shorts. Considering she looks like she’s in the middle of nowhere, this bold move easily could’ve gone unnoticed. But it wouldn’t be Miley if she didn’t share the topless photo with the world:
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Comment on Nudism/Naturism: Naked TV reality shows by dave

Hi Jillian.

I have watched a couple….naked and affraid, and buying nude (I think that’s what it’s called…the real estate one).

Frankly, I don’t think they do anything to promote naturism. I think u r right when u say they are doing it for the tittillating factor unfortunately 😦

My friends know we are a nudist couple and enjoy it. They also know I view the body as a transport for the soul, and that is what is important!

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Naturist alert! Would you do this?

Naturist alert! Would you do this?
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Cape Town – Naturists alert! This sweet video of people dancing naked in downtown Los Angeles will charm the pants off you. Made to promote a new reality TV series, we’re just so blown-away by the guts and courage it must have taken – and it certainly …

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Nudism/Naturism: Naked TV reality shows

(As posted to my Gazette blog, Turning the Page) Nudity without the nudity . . . That seems to be the formula for some — if not all — the naked reality TV shows that are popping up these days. I haven’t actually watched any of these shows, but I did see a report on […]

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Just to let you know that, although I’m not going to be posting regularly, I’m still undertaking SLN-related stuff in the background. I’m currently working and experimenting with a programme called ‘Pixelmator’ which has several different tools which should hopefully improve the finish to the photography. On the basis of my taking it up, Harry is also experimenting with it. Early experiments are with tools that have allowed me to slightly improve photographs, as with the above ‘before and after’ shots. Using ‘Pixelmator’ I’ve been able to lose awkward shadowing. In this photo, the bottom photo has lost shading from the model’s chest, knee and groin area to create a more realistic look. And this is how my summer’s going to play out, undertaking behind the scenes work -not just with photography either-to improved the overall quality of SLN for you, our readers.

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One Direction’s Liam Payne shares naked selfie – fans scream!
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Alongside the nudie snap, Liam joked that he’d lost his pants, saying: “Damn that was my last pair!” Aboard a luxury yacht, the megastar can be seen faking a surprised look on his face as he holds his hands out to his sides in a shocked manner. Liam

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‘I’ve seen them walk up to kids wangin’ their dangs’: Nudists get a rise out
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Dustin Wolchina, a naturist who has been speaking for beach users, says he and other nude-beach regulars were surprised when they were denied access. “They’re really, really disheartened — it’s ridiculous,” he says. Wolchina acknowledges that it’s

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Bottoms up for pub nude night

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For David and Debbie, who have been running the resort near Swan Reach for 20 years in November, nudism is a more “friendly” way of life. “Once you remove your clothes, you remove a lot of barriers between people,” David says. “People accept you for …

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Photographing my “different” body

Meli_1_wuafba  I have multiple sclerosis (diagnosed over 12 years ago) and my mobility has been reduced over the past few years. I’ve gone from using crutches, to a walker, to a wheelchair to get around. The first few years following the diagnosis were very difficult, but pushed me to begin an inner process during which I was invited to experiment with photography and drawing. I was not someone who had ever even dared to draw before, nor could I imagine myself doing photography, especially not nude! Self-judgment is so strong! I always tried to hide from cameras, even when I was fully dressed. But bit by bit, I tried – I dared – hoping to at least breach a gap in the prison in which I lived; a prison built by years of self-criticism, of feeling lesser than others, of old psychological wounds…

So after hesitating for a long time, I took the plunge and did a first photo session, then another. I came to see that my body had been judged for so long by my own mind that SO wanted my body to be different, more attractive, slimmer…and it was a huge step forward, accepting to reveal it, not only to the camera lens, but also to the person behind the camera! Little by little, the gesture of undressing became less difficult and took on a sense of lightness, like a return to innocence, to the truth, to the very root of being human!

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My desire to participate in nude photography was based much more on this deep need to open up from within rather than any pleasure derived from posing nude. I felt, and still feel, a very strong need to see myself in a gentler way, and especially the most vulnerable aspects of me. I’m also learning this by photographing others, starting with the friend who photographed me! Being on the other side of the camera brought a whole other dimension.

It helped me to soften my usual perceptions, and to start seeing the body like a small child needing to be treated with care, and also allowed me to get in contact with the more vulnerable parts that are often ignored and hidden, both in myself and in the other. You must admit that vulnerability is not terribly fashionable in a world that worships strength and beauty, youth, performance and efficiency, not to mention our most sacred expectations of complete independence!

Meli_2_wuafbaIt’s amazing to be able to recognize and admire the beauty, the magnanimity, of a nude body, and to finally make peace, at least a little bit, with my own body, just the way it is. It feels good! And so much more so, because I am living in a body that is weakening, that suffers, responds differently to movements once taken for granted, and is becomes, for now and  maybe forever, more limited. It’s a real challenge.

Like others with physical limitations, I find it even more important to do this inner work to liberate the body from everything that keeps it imprisoned, and simply accept to reveal it, to honour it, to recognize its beauty and it’s greatness, which coexist at the very heart of the fragility that is so scary to us and to those around us.

Nude photography definitely contributes to this process of acceptance… and I’ve discovered that drawing is also an incredible practice that has changed my life! It has also become a better window through which to see the body, but also through which to see the whole world, and my life!

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‘The Topless Tour’: What You Need To Know About It; Is Being Topless Addicting? Bold Movement To Visit Countries Like Italy, Sweden And Croatia This Summer?

By Staff Writer | May 29, 2014 11:23 PM EDT

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No. “The Topless Tour” is neither something initiated by Playboy, nor a spin-off of “Girls Gone Wild”.

“The Topless Tour” is an initiative started by three women. Brits Olivia Edginton, 20, Lydia Buckler, 21, and Norwegian Ingvild Marstein Olsen, 20, started the bold move a few years back. But, it was only of late that they got massive internet attention.

In an interview on the Huffington Post, Olivia explained what “The Topless Tour” is all about. “The Topless Tour is the opening of your bare chest and heart to the world.”

“It sounds really cheesy on paper, but it really connects you with the people you love. The experience is a whirlwind of different emotions and it is so nice to share it with others.”

She added: “Our family and friends are really supportive. Most of them have even taken part themselves. Everyone is very proud of the message, our parents think it’s really refreshing for young women to be embracing who they are and love for their body. It is something we don’t hear enough about these days.”

The group already has 4k followers on Instagram and thousands more on Facebook. Girls around the globe are starting to follow suit as hundreds of photos have already been received.
“The Topless Tour” started in Christmas in 2012 when the group visited Lake Mjøsa in Norway.

“We had been for a walk around the lake and very spontaneously decided to see how cold we could really feel – it was then we lost our topless virginity. It was surprising to see how much your body adjusted to the temperature, it felt so natural, so free. We soon became addicted,” explained Ingvild.

It’s surprising that even though the girls are doing something quite appalling and offensive to some, they haven’t gotten into trouble.
“So far we haven’t got in too much trouble, we get the occasional tut and shake of the head, but generally the response is surprisingly more positive. We still always seem make people smile and laugh – especially when we’re on skis,” Ingvild said.

Lydia further added: “The Topless Tour isn’t just our story anymore, it’s becoming a part of so many adventures and lives.
“It is so humbling to know that we are in someway responsible. We are very excited about its future as it has so much potential and can’t wait to see what is in store.

“Some people are a bit apprehensive when we ask them to join the tour but when it’s all over they say they absolutely love it. It’s one of those moments where time just stands still. It is so addictive.”

The Topless Tour is now planning to visit various countries including Italy, Croatia and Sweden this summer.

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bodypositivemama: My friend asked if she could make a meme out…

bodypositivemama:

My friend asked if she could make a meme out of this picture and I was so surprised when she showed it to me!

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Sneakers

IMG_6493When we chose the location for this weekend’s get-together — the far west end of 55th Street, where a tree-shaded, grassy lawn slopes down to the edge of the Hudson River — we had no idea that we would be next door to the world’s largest convention of sneaker enthusiasts, “Sneaker Con.” But when we arrived, laden with books and towels and tasty things to eat, we found a line of people carrying cardboard shoeboxes and wearing the most striking footwear. What was at first a short queue soon snaked around the entire perimeter of the lawn, encircling us to the tune of at least two hundred eager souls – most of whom, for lack of anything better to do while waiting to be let in, seemed to be watching us and speculating on the question of who we were and why we had no shirts on.

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But — and this is why we love New York so — the speculation was good natured and polite, and aside from a very few nervous visits from inquisitive teenage boys, nominally asking us this or that but actually just angling for a close-up view, we were left to read in peace. (One of our number did comment at one point, “I think we’ve jump-started puberty for several people on line.” She wasn’t necessarily referring to the chronologically young, either.)

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Our attendees this time included two representatives of the Feminist Press, who came bearing gifts, samples of their line of female-authored pulp fiction, and a French journalist working on a magazine article about America’s top-freedom movement; all three cast inhibition aside and joined us in bare-breasted relaxation. Other attendees hailed from as far away as Australia, Israel, and Barcelona and as near as the Upper West Side. One of us had to leave halfway through for a dog-walking gig; one arrived late after a long evening bartending. We also had not one but two physicists and a brief discussion of molecular dynamics. Alongside our customary stash of pulp fiction (including, hot off the presses, a new paperback edition of Lawrence Block’s amazing A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES, basis for the forthcoming Liam Neeson movie), we read Sartre and BULLFINCH’S MYTHOLOGY. We ate chili-laced popcorn and coconut chips, fresh lychees and blueberries, petits fours from Maison Kayser, and some utterly delectable homemade tollhouse cookies. (One of our members brought her boyfriend, and her boyfriend brought the cookies. Good boyfriend.)

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At one point, one of us, demonstrating considerable dexterity and upper-body strength, clambered up the nearest tree and deposited herself in the crook of two branches and proceeded to read Truman Capote from her perch.

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At another point, we found ourselves discussing nipple piercings (one of us had just gotten hers done the day before).

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At yet another, we communed with the gaggle of geese that frequent the lawn.

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Was the afternoon perfect? Almost. It did drizzle at one point, and more substantial rain threatened. But we defied the threat and, improbably, the skies cleared. Neither we nor the geese were forced to fly, and our feathers remained blissfully unruffled.

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ENY Youth Rally at Solaris Croatia

Youth Meeting

28 Jul – 8 Aug 2014

Where: Solaris Naturist Resort near Porec, Croatia

The event at the Adriatic resort offers a wide range of social and sporting activities for young naturists, including body painting, beach Olympics, football, volleyball, barbecues and discos.

ENY Youth Rally at Solaris Croatia for young people between 14 and 27. €250 for 12 days including entry to Solaris Breakfast and Dinner in the restaurant and tourist tax.

You could bring your own tent.
Please note there is a limited number of participants for this event.

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Bravo 2 by rokarobi70

Bravo 2 by rokarobi70

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Naturist friends

Naturist is a lifestyle in harmony with nature, expressed through social nudity, public nudity, sunning and clothes- free.

“Naturist” in United Kingdom and (in much of the United States) “nudist”.

People interested in social nudity can attend nude beach and other types  nudist events.

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Naturist are nudists?  Naturism and nudism have the same meaning  in the United States,but  there is a clear distinction in United Kingdom. Nudism is the act of being naked, while naturism is a lifestyle which at various times embraced nature, environment, respect for others, self-respect, healthy eating, vegetarianism, teetotalism, non-smoking, yoga, physical exercise and pacifism as well as nudity. So Naturism ranges much aspect than nudism.

Naturism is practised in many ways:  individual naturism, naturism within family,  social nudism.

Naturism in Europe

Naturism is more acceptable than Northern America or Asia. it is so popular in Portugal, German, France and Crotia. Many nude beaches and clothing optional beaches  are available.

 

Naturism in United Kingdom

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Naturism in United States.

Naturists in  Germany and the United States and came to the conclusion that in Germany the racial aspects were important for the breakthrough (e.g. the Commanding General of the Army served as patron for nudists events), while in the U.S. nudism was far more commercial and had thus more difficulties

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Nudist in Australia? The island is far from other lands, but they enjoy nudism.  Nudists in Australia is also active and nice. Here is niche nudist dating site for Australian nudist singles–  http://nudistsingles.com.au

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Introducing….Anne

Hi, guys and girls of SL and SLN!

I’m Anne, and I’m joining the team for…however long you’re interested in reading my stuff. I’m gonna show great offence now with something Pookes has already said, and that is that I’m SLN’s first American writer. I’m not, I’m Canadian…biiiiiiig difference. 🙂 And I’m French-Canadian, originally from Montreal. I moved just across the border to the US about ten years back, to the shores of Lake Champlain on the US side, and I guess that’s where Pookes gets the idea I’m American. An honorary American, for sure, but still a proud Canuck! Enough about me though.

I’ve been given a little bit of a portfolio of things to cover for SLN, but before I get to that later this week, I just wanted to introduce myself. I’m still getting to know the rest of the staff, and as we’re on different time zones that’s gonna take a while before I can say that I know ‘em well. But I’m heading out later today in SL to bring you my first report from the grid. I hope you stick around to read my stuff.

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wakacje 1998r by OFF-PHOTOS

wakacje 1998r by OFF-PHOTOS

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Nude Tanning

Nude TanningHave you ever tanned nude before while laying out in your yard or even at a nudist resort?

I know I haven’t until recently when I decided to try laying out in my yard to tan because I wanted to tan but wanted to avoid the costs to go to a tanning salon.

Now, you might be wondering where I live that I can get away with laying in my yard nude and that’s a good question. Fact is where I live, it isn’t legal to be nude outside nor in your yard but it doesn’t stop me from doing it even though I live in town. I just try to find an area out of others direct eyesight and then strip down and try to tan.

I have only tried tanning twice now, though I didn’t exactly tan nor did I burn I have been trying to partake in this activity every Sunday which has been proven difficult recently since we have people living with us who aren’t family and may question this activity.

 

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maleinstructor: Chile. Valparaiso student exhibits against…

maleinstructor:

Chile. Valparaiso student exhibits against ESWL.

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Here’s a good example of the larger kitchen sized rooms at Terra Cotta Inn. They’re 500 sq ft. Very comfortable for staying from 1 week to over a month. this is one of the many reasons we are Palm Springs most popular #hotel We hope to see everyone in sunny Palm Springs. MC

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noiredesire: emile otto hoppé, bouleau et cie.

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emile otto hoppé, bouleau et cie.

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Coming from a girl that used to pose nude every day

katlynlacoste:

I miss it. Making art with your body…. Acting in forms, almost performance art at every shoot. There are some hours where I wish I still did it. The transition to painting full time isn’t as easy as it may seem…

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Vacations mostly over?

How is your summer going? Already had your holidays, or are they still ahead of you in August?

Ella & I, as you know, concluded ours on different days last week, Harry’s never been away, preferring to spend his summer in the company of his dog and his sketchbook & camera in different parts of England, Barbara appears to be active behind the scenes, her two weeks in Italy already concluded, and only Diane seems to remain ‘missing in action’, as we were aware she would, touring parts of eastern Europe (Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, as far as I’m aware).

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English Fenland No.3 (©2014 Harry Leistone)

We’ve two new writers lined up, one a temporary replacement for Ella, an arrangement that works well for both parties as it helps pick up the slack left by Ella’s temporary withdrawal from SL to study various elements of SL & web design to improve the long-term look of SLN, while the new writer we’ll introduce you to returns to university at the end of September and won’t have time for blogging. Apricot appeared in SLN for the first time last week in our Topless Tuesday post. A couple more shots of her are below.

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Our other new writer is potentially a longer term prospect, depending on the reaction to her contributions. And she’s our first American writer! 🙂 More of her in the next few days.

The daunting task of editing SLN just got a little more daunting as the inbox begins to fill with contributions, photos, and the task of me having to assemble them into a cohesive whole rather than simply write my bit, pose for a few photos and head off to the RL pub with my husband, job done.

Wish me luck. I think I need it for the next 6 weeks or so. (As far as I’m aware Ella resumes editorial duties on September 7th).

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A NUDIE DIGEST – July 27, 2014

 

Edited by NomadicNudist

Editor’s Note: I am attempting to repost content that is pro-naturism and definitely not pornography.  I do not write most of what appears here.  I receive this content via newsfeed from many excellent naturist/nudist resources and I always link back to the original posts.  I urge you to visit those posts and add those content producers to your personal newsfeeds, tumblr, wordpress twitter etc. accounts.

 

 

 

Bodypainting in the Streets | The Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp…

Bodypainting in the Streets | The Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Societyhttp://coedtoplesspulpfiction.wordpress.com/2014/07/26/bodypainting-in-the-streets/

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There are some great images and video coming out of the “New York Body Painting Day” event. Check out the #NYBPD hash tag on Twitter and Instagram.
Looks like such a great event. Well done to all involved!

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Friends of Blind Creek Beach

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On June 8, 2014, the supporters of Blind Creek Beach had their first social get together on the beach with about 30 participants enjoying perfect naked weather. Interviewed for the episode is Nelson Jones of Friends of Blind Creek Beach (BlindCreekBeach.net) and Bill Schroer of American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR.com)

Cast: Nude Beach News

Tags: nude, nudist, nudism, naked, nude beach, naturist, naturist beach, naked beach, haulover beach, blind creek beach and naturism

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July has been good!

Well, apart from a few cooler cloudy days and 2 terrific thunderstorms this month has been good for the Clothes-free lifestyle! 
Indoors and out, it makes perfect sense to wear nothing,people complaining how hot and sweaty they are,sleeping difficult,well JUST WEAR YOUR SKIN, no sweat!
I’ve esp enjoyed being in the garden naturally nude, my upstairs neighbour Sandra, a 60+ Mancunian Jamaican, told me she doesn’t mind as she is nude in her apt and we have had a few chats with her leaning out of the window and me in my 1button suit!
Oh well, a few pictures of my garden and me,staying bare in this warm air,cheers!

****Just click on the pic for a larger version if you dare!!

 That’s me and my garden,hope you like it you are welcome anytime!

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My Body is a Cage by lovelizzie

My Body is a Cage by lovelizzie

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Adelaide’s inaugural nude pub night at Land of Promise Hotel
The Australian
The nudist resort is hosting Adelaide’s very first nude pub night at Hindmarsh’s Land of Promise Hotel in October and organisers are tickled, er, pink about it. “There’s been quite a bit of interest on social media,” says David Pillar, 51, who runs

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the fairy queen by imagesse

the fairy queen by imagesse

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Craig-Lindsey 5470 by neatfrek

Craig-Lindsey 5470 by neatfrek

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Chiti by pedrovictoraf

Chiti by pedrovictoraf

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Bodypainting in the Streets

IMG_6715Today, thanks to Andy Golub, was New York City Bodypainting Day, a celebration of art and the  naked body. While normally only toplessness is legal on the streets of Manhattan, full nudity is legal if it’s in the service of an artistic production, and there’s no question that this gathering of a few dozen of the nation’s finest body painters was an artistic production. Working with a common color palette and a mandate to incorporate eyes into their designs, the painters attacked the problem with relish, producing human canvases that were imaginative and beautiful.

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And it was wonderful to see so many people boldly and proudly naked in the sun, on the street at the Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park. Spectators watched, remarkably politely, and the moral fabric of the city was not rent asunder despite the presence of dozens of bared penises, unclothed vaginas, and breasts of every shape, size, age and gender. (Not to mention the handling of same, in full view of onlookers of every shape, size, age and gender.)

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Which begs the question, of course, why it’s okay for people to see this once a year when paint is involved but the other 364 it’s grounds for arrest. But one step at a time.

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A Few Private Moments In Time

Cleaning up after an noon meal on the patio.Cleaning up after an noon meal on the patio.

The wind is still blowing and my allergies are having their own private festival. Since it is quite cool and overcast, most of the time, I don’t feel guilty for hiding in the house seeking some relief however fleeting that relief might be. In spite of the sneezing, runny nose, stuffed and achy head, I do take time to play games outside with my grandchildren. As I sit in my office and write up this post, my grandchildren are off to the swimming pool with their dad, and my wife and our daughter are off to get a few more groceries to feed all, I have a rare luxury of being alone and cleaning up the lunch mess on our patio table. This time alone is treasured and chores don’t intrude on this alone time. If anything, I am able to do a better job of it because of no distractions. As well, I get to do them skyclad.

Just out of curiousity, I did a web search to see if there was any way that naturism was useful as a way to relieve allergy symptoms. The first thing that popped up was a book called Beat Your Allergies, in which the author Rob Hicks includes the suggestion of including indoor naturism (Why getting naked might be just what the doctor ordered) as one strategy. I don’t have the book, so I have little to say about the book or exactly what the author is advocating. That left me with doing the usual routine of nasal spray (Dristan), headache pills (Advil) and allergy meds (Reactine)  so that I could return to some semblance of being a sociable person.

With my nasal passages again open, I am ready to rejoin my grandchildren for a few hours of bonding time.

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topfreeliving:

Europe gets it @freethenipple They’re just boobs!!!! #freethenippleimage

— BridgetPhetasy (@BridgetPhetasy)

May 29, 2014

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shoo-bop: La pelota de Melvin

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La pelota de Melvin

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andwhatdoyousee: homemade miniature studio for model train set,…

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homemade miniature studio for model train set, approx. 1980

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allthisartandskin: theblackcatzon: christian coigny Of…

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Of course! Love, Janet

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allthisartandskin: Janet: Let’s draw!

allthisartandskin: Janet: Let’s draw!
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Janet: Let’s draw!

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Avrae romantique by sunboys

Avrae romantique by sunboys

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Bodies of Water – Trailer

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Anastasia

Anastasia and I were roommates for only a few months, but a close friendship grew from sharing about our food and weight issues. We breached a huge taboo by admitting that we both turned compulsively to food when we felt overwhelmed by the stress in our lives, and that authenticity created an instant bond between us.

Anastasia_1_wuafbaShe felt like she was carrying a lot of extra weight then, and even though I was quite slim, I felt just as uncomfortable in my body as what she described, and I’d always felt that bad about myself, as long as I could remember. I told her how fighting for the cause of improving body image was helping me work on my own issues. I told her about photographing and drawing the nude body, including my own. She liked the idea of doing a photo shoot with me, but it didn’t happen right away. As I well knew from my own experiences, a lot of inner resistance came up in the meantime.

But the photo session did happen, about a year later. Anastasia had been through major life changes and had just about finished a course to become an esthetician. She told me about her studies, in particular how the practice periods required intimate contact with other students’ bodies, and how this made her a lot more relaxed about everything body-related, so she felt ready to be photographed nude.

She was challenging herself to do it in order to change the negative opinion she held towards her body.

This photo session with Anastasia taught me how uniquely each person reacts in front of the camera. We made a date, and she arrived mentally prepared for just about anything, but when the time came to undress, she started to feel uncomfortable and wasn’t sure if she could go on. I reminded her that it was totally her call and I left the room to give her a few moments to herself. When I came back, she was sitting on the floor wearing a camisole and underwear and still unsure about what she wanted to do. Since we were in a room with a camera set up just for that purpose, I proposed to take a few photos of her anyways like that, but as soon as I disappeared behind the camera she made up her mind and removed the last pieces of clothing.

Anastasia_2_wuafbaWhat happened next really surprised me. I didn’t tell her what to do or how to pose, I only suggested she try to feel her way into different positions according to how she was feeling. Once the ice was broken, she seemed incredibly comfortable in front of the camera, in fact, her poses were creative and natural and clearly she was having fun playing the game of shifting positions to expose her body from different angles. I was quite touched by how easily she was able to move around while I took the pictures. She did not look like someone who was ashamed of her curves. What I was seeing was someone who lived fully in her body from the inside out.Anastasia_3_wuafba

Anastasia_4_wuafbaWe took at least a hundred photographs, then sat down together at my computer to go through them. We agreed that these images belonged to her, and would never be shared with anyone else, but she was okay with me making drawings based on some of them. We sorted through, and she left me about 30 images – those that did not clearly show her face – and the rest were copied onto a key for her and erased from my camera’s memory card. 

Anastasia_5_wuafbaI didn’t get around to actually drawing this series until 5 years later. I haven’t seen Anastasia since the photo shoot, but we’ve maintained in contact. I’m not sure where she’s at with her body image or her weight, but she has continued to work on herself and grow stronger. I know that life is not always easy for her, but she is tenacious. Drawing her was a wonderful process for me, mostly because I’d gained weight since I last saw her, and for the first time in my life I was able to identify with curvier women, and in drawing her, I clearly saw the beauty above and beyond the extra weight.

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My drawing process is very simple; there is nothing original about it. I print the photograph on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper, and then trace the contours onto a sheet of white paper using a light table. With the photograph next to my drawing, I then work on the shadows and highlights to bring it to life. I don’t invent anything new or try to improve what I see; it’s more like a translation of a photograph into an illustration to better see things as they truly are.

Anastasia_7_wuafbaFinding myself behind a camera with a nude model is always a series of gentle, tender moments. I feel humbled to be invited into the vulnerable space of someone’s nudity, and because I have also experienced the model side of the equation, I want to make sure they feel comfortable. I believe that by facing up to our fears and discomforts about our bodies, we can get past them, but sometimes it helps to meet up with our own judgments in front of a camera lens or another person (who is NOT there to judge!) that the shift can really take place. Most people only undress in front of their lovers or perhaps a family doctor, so it is different to purposefully do so in order to see oneself differently.

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For me, drawing the nude body, whether it’s mine or someone else’s; man or woman, of whatever age or condition, is an act of respect towards the miracle that we are as human beings. We don’t always appreciate the complex intelligence of this envelope that allows us to experience life on earth. When we don’t become conscious of it and we don’t take care of it, we can find ourselves at war with our own bodies; as many anorexics, bulimics, drug addicts and alcoholics know too well. Aside from these extremes, there are still a large number of people insulting themselves in front of the mirror daily. Drawing the nude body is more like a celebration of the body in every form it takes; a moment of contemplation in front of this miracle; a tender caress of a crayon upon paper translating the simple beauty of the body.

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Thanks again, my dear friend Anastasia, for sharing your body for “the cause”. I am always deeply touched by these images and I trust that they will make their way out into the world to help other women on their body-acceptance path as well. xoxo Colette

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Default & Natural State

Nudity is our default and natural state. We all entered the world in that state and we felt no shame or embarrassment as we saw our first light and took our first breath. As we grew older we learned how to feel shame and embarrassment about our bodies from our parents, our teaches, our churches, our media, and from our culture in general.

There is, however, a place deep inside each of us where we remember our innocence, our freedom, our natural state. In this place we intuitively know that any alteration to our natural state (i.e., clothing) is an aberration. Unless the addition of garments is a necessity for warmth or for protection from the elements and hazards, the choice to cover our natural state is likely either a compromise or vanity (satisfaction of the ego).

Our natural unclothed bodies are not, in and of themselves, in any way offensive, shameful, sinful, repulsive, or degrading. These adjectives are applicable only to behavior and reflect our own fears, inadequacies, and insecurities. Using them to shame or degrade a fellow human being is an attempt to project our fears, insecurities, inadequacies, prejudices, and our ignorance upon others. The shaming of others is a reflection of the shame we feel toward ourselves.

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Why I prefer Naga Yoga

Some reasons why I prefer Naga Yoga as my practice:

  • Comfort. I feel more comfortable nude. I accept my body as it is which gives me a foundation for change.
  • Awareness. I tend to be more aware of the wholeness of my body rather than a collection of parts. I’m better able to visualize my alignment and the effects of the asanas.
  • Connectedness. I feel more connected with the body as it moves through the asanas and with the Atman, the Divine, and my surroundings.
  • Freedom. I feel free from restrictions. Without clothing, I have more freedom of movement and the flow of prana and energy has fewer restrictions.

Clothing can be a veil, hiding what we don’t wish to see and separating us from our true selves and from others. The attachment to the idea that we always need to cover our bodies, or certain parts, contributes to the illusion of separateness from one another, the world, the Universe, the Divine, ourselves.

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WATCHING PENNY by alan1828

WATCHING PENNY by alan1828

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A NUDIE DIGEST – July 26, 2014

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<p>Here is the photo that got us banned not once, but twice on Facebook. Second time we covered the breasts. Some people can’t handle the truth. Boobs and nudity do not harm or kill people, yet it is targeted as if it does. Correct me if I am wrong but boobs nourish, war kills.
nudemuse:

Here is the photo that got us banned not once, but twice on Facebook. Second time we covered the breasts. Some people can’t handle the truth. Boobs and nudity do not harm or kill people, yet it is targeted as if it does. Correct me if I am wrong but boobs nourish, war kills.

 

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Che il topless sia la normalità!

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Ecco la traduzione di un articolo di Calyse Tobias, pubblicato di recente sul sito del San Jose Mercury News, a proposito del topless come strumento per raggiungere la parità dei sessi e la piena dignità della donna come essere umano. Le considerazioni che l’autrice svolge con riferimento al contesto americano sono perfettamente adattabili alla realtà italiana. Ma non solo: analoge considerazioni possono essere formulate per arrivare alla conclusione che la normalità della nudità è la strada maestra che conduce alla de-sessualizzazione del corpo e alla riscoperta del valore dell’essere umano. Infatti, abituarsi alla nudità significa anche acquisire «la capacità di vedere uomini e donne come persone, anziché come oggetti sessuali».

Oggi gli uomini vanno in giro sulle spiagge e per strada a petto nudo, e nessuno si fa grossi problemi. Al contrario, se una donna dovesse camminare lungo la strada scoprendo il seno, la gente reagirebbe con incredulità e disapprovazione. Direbbe che è una sgualdrina. Il seno femminile è sinonimo di molte cose. Una è il sesso.

Dico con orgoglio di essere una femminista. Quest’estate ho intenzione di partecipare a un evento pubblico in favore del topless femminile a San Francisco. Marcerò a seno scoperto insieme ad altre donne in topless, esercitando e difendendo il mio diritto di farlo. Molte organizzazioni si battono per questo diritto, fra cui Topfreedom, Free The Nipple eGoTopless. Sebbene in California andare in giro a seno nudo sia legale, le donne che lo fanno – comprese quelle che allattano al seno – corrono il rischio di essere arrestate con l’accusa di “condotta disordinata”. Sono proprio convinta di fare questa protesta, perché non c’è nulla di sessuale nel godersi una bella giornata calda in città insieme a persone che condividono le mie stesse idee.

Uomo nudo Da un punto di vista anatomico, la funzione primaria delle mammelle di una donna è quella di fornire latte ai suoi figli. Molte persone sono attratte dai seni, ma questo non significa che essi siano intrinsecamente sessuali. Molte persone sono anche attratte dal petto degli uomini, e in particolare dai suoi muscoli. Pettorali, addominali e muscoli del collo sono tutti oggetto di desiderio. Eppure, lo scopo di questi muscoli è quello di far muovere il corpo. Ogni desiderio che essi suscitano dev’essere considerato come una loro funzione secondaria.

La circostanza che il seno femminile sia considerato come una cosa essenzialmente sessuale, è il risultato di una sessualizzazione della donna. Nella società americana le donne sono oggettivizzate. Ciò significa che sono viste più come oggetti sessuali che come persone. Dire alle donne di coprirsi, perché il loro seno scoperto è indecente, è frutto di un punto di vista limitato e misogino, per il quale le donne sono soltanto oggetti sessuali per l’uso maschile. Le donne sono sessualizzate, ma non possono essere sessuali. Le donne non possono vincere in questa situazione: o sono “sgualdrine”, o sono “bacchettone”, mai esseri umani.

Uno sguardo alla storia rivela che un tempo negli Stati Uniti agli uomini non era permesso mostrarsi pubblicamente a petto nudo. Nel 1935, dopo che un gruppo di uomini era stato arrestato in massa e multato per essere stato a petto scoperto su una spiaggia di Atlantic City, New Jersey, i funzionari della città affermarono: “Non vogliamo gorilla sulle nostre spiagge!” Ma gli uomini si batterono per il loro diritto e appena l’anno successivo il New Jersey approvò una legge che permetteva loro di stare pubblicamente a petto nudo. Negli anni seguenti leggi analoghe furono adottate gradualmente anche negli altri Stati. Ancor oggi, nel 2014, alle donne è espressamente vietato di stare in topless in 17 Stati. In Francia le donne possono stare legalmente a seno scoperto sulle spiagge e nei parchi. La morale della società francese non è decaduta.

Coloro che si oppongono al topless femminile sostengono che esso inciterebbe gli uomini a violentare le donne. Questo modo di pensare, tuttavia, pone a carico delle donne la responsabilità di prevenire gli stupri. Una strategia più efficace sarebbe forse quella di insegnare agli uomini che non bisogna fare violenza. I corpi delle donne non sono inviti aperti alla violenza sessuale. Facendo coprire il seno alle donne, si rinforza l’idea che il seno esiste soltanto per il piacere degli uomini e si afferma che le donne sono oggetti sessuali, piuttosto che esseri umani che meritano rispetto. Gli uomini continueranno a sentirsi titolari di un diritto sul corpo delle donne, se quest’ultimo continua a essere rappresentato solo come oggetto sessuale. Il topless femminile è in grado di togliere alle donne quest’aura di sessualità nascosta e tentatrice e di indurre gli uomini a vedere che le donne sono esseri umani come loro.

Donna nuda Immaginate se gli uomini fossero costantemente descritti come oggetti sessuali per l’uso femminile. Agli uomini si direbbe di essere rispettosi con se stessi e di coprirsi il petto, le braccia e altre parti del corpo per paura di provocare le donne. Questo messaggio rivolto agli uomini circa la conservazione della loro “purezza” può sembrare ridicolo, ma è quello che la società nel suo insieme manda continuamente alle donne. Perché dobbiamo proteggere gli occhi dei ragazzi dal seno delle donne, se non proteggiamo allo stesso modo gli occhi delle ragazze dal petto degli uomini?

Le donne possono solamente immaginare cosa si provi a sottrarsi all’immagine sessualizzata dei loro corpi e ad andare in giro in topless come fanno gli uomini. Una volta che ci rendiamo conto che le leggi che vietano il topless sono oppressive e sessiste, diventa chiaro quanto sia importante per entrambi i sessi avere il diritto di stare a petto scoperto. La capacità di vedere uomini e donne come persone, anziché come oggetti sessuali, è di fondamentale importanza. Non possiamo più trattare le donne come cittadini iper-sessualizzati di seconda categoria. Non possiamo portare avanti un’immagine disumana delle donne. Quando avremo ottenuto il diritto di stare in topless in tutti i 50 Stati Uniti, l’uguaglianza dei sessi sarà un passo più vicina alla sua realizzazione.

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Here Are Some Liquid Ink Nudes For Your Viewing Pleasure (NSFW)

Here at the Huffington Post Arts&Culture, there are two categories of images that our audience seems to find particularly hard to resist. The first is…Read more: Alberto Seveso Photography, Photography, Nudes,Alberto Seveso, Digital Photography, Art Nudes, Arts News

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Nature & Nudity…as it should be. Go bare, share & visit the archives.

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Naturism And The Search For Self

It is a good day to stay inside where it is dry and warm.It is a good day to stay inside where it is dry and warm.

As you can see, the weather outside is frightful with the wind gusting up to 100 km/h bending over trees and the rain blurring reality as I look out the window. Inside, my four visiting grandsons are busy with computer games, eating, running around the house and listening to music. This is definitely not one of those peaceful times that one associates with retirement. It is definitely not a day for being skyclad. All of that said, it is a good day because of the presence of my grandchildren, a loving wife and a warm home.

In a few days, silence will again fill the house and the temperature should move from today’s high of 15 C. (60 F.) to a summery high of 30 C. I will have time enough for sunbathing in our yard, and taking hikes into the countryside where I can perhaps hike some of the distance while nude. In the plans are a visit by my wife and I to Helios, a naturist campground community near Edmonton en route to hiking in the Canadian Rocky Mountains by Jasper, Alberta.

An image from Norway that asks this eternal question.An image from Norway that asks this eternal question.

I have been spending some time writing for a winter project which involves presenting Jungian psychology concepts while interweaving a bit of Buddhism and Naturism into those presentation. The first presentation is all about “self.”

Most people take great pains to create a self-image that they come to believe is the truth about who they are. Teenagers are famous for this as they adopt clothing styles and attitudes that will mark them as individuals, as unique. Yet for all the effort, all we are doing is creating barriers that hide the truth of who we are. We are investing most of our identity in our camouflage. The camouflage is not just the clothing we choose to hide behind; our camouflage involves what we do, our societal roles, our relationship roles, our games with ourselves. We get lost in a minefield that has been created by our minds.

Naturism is one path by which we can begin to recover what we have lost. It isn’t the only thing we need to do if we are to regain the wholeness of self. But, it is a good start.

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NAKED DANCE LOTTERY AT DOREY ALLEY SUNDAY @ 3 PM

Dear body freedom supporters, we are going to challenge the nudity ban by showing the City Attorney and the SFPD that body freedom is here to stay. Come join us this Sunday at Dorey Alley at 3 Pm for a NAKED DANCE LOTTERY where participants will be selected at random to win awesome kinky prizes, […]

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Why Do Some Nudist Resorts Thrive and Others Struggle? | NACORBA…

Why Do Some Nudist Resorts Thrive and Others Struggle? | NACORBAhttp://www.nacorba.org/why-do-some-nudist-resorts-thrive-and-others-struggle/

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Ugh. This is like all those “nudist” sites out there that have pictures of bent over 18 year old girls all over their website.

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Since you are going bra-less for a few days, just ditch the bras for good. Your breasts will certainly thank you for it.

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Going bush in Wilderland


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Going bush in Wilderland
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”Some of the people are experimenting with all kinds of social conventions and social boundaries around nudism and things like that.” He goes on to say nudists aren’t allowed to be nude in the shared areas – ”It’s just too disturbing for some people.

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Why Nude Photos are Important to Naturism

Why Nude Photos are Important to Naturism:

“The nude human body is the core of our lifestyle, it’s what defines our philosophy and our outlook.  And when discussing our way of living, how can we describe it?  Sure I can drone on forever about nude recreation in words and sentences.  However, nothing describes who we are or what we believe than a picture. Many of my readers recall that my own foray into naturism began by seeing images of non-sexual nudity.  Naturist photos act like ambassadors to non-naturists, demonstrating what nude recreation is like.”

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“Why be a nudist? I have been asked why anyone would want to participate in something that seemly few people choose as a lifestyle, or even understand for that matter. What’s the idea?No one is born ashamed of their body. If you had never been told to cover up and you had always seen nude people from time to time would it be a big deal?For some nudism is just about the feeling of the air, water and sun on the skin and the comfort of not being restricted in clothing. Nobody showers or bathes in a bathing suit, right? Most people will try kicking pajamas off when they are warm under the covers. Anyone will run from the bathroom to the bedroom if they think they won’t get caught. Most people can relate to this.

It’s the concept of social nudity that becomes a sticking point. Some equate nudity with poverty and humiliation. Some think nudity is only about sex. Some just hate the way they look. Some people just have a phobia like others have with spiders or public speaking.

What happens if you don’t think that way? What if you think the human body is a work of art? Or scientifically amazing? What if you think all body parts are just parts we all have? What if you think both genders are equal? What if you can control your sex drive? What if you are not humiliated? What if you try social nudity and find your fear goes away?

Clothing does not grow into our skin and become a part of us. It is an artificial covering. It’s use is arbitrary from burkas to bikinis, space suits to speedos. The rules for clothing are just ideas that change by place or time.

The traditions of a culture build over thousands of years. Old ideas are traded for new ideas but the old ideas never completely go away. Layers of thinking eventually bring change but most people just go with the prevailing thought of their time.

In some cultures nudity faces little opposition and is not considered a specific alternate lifestyle. You can see nudity in newspapers and in tv commercials and is not such a big deal. In other cultures it is outlawed and you could face death by being nude in public. It’s all just opinions and ideas.

Nudism is an idea too. It’s a philosophy, it’s a social statement, it reflects values and morals. It’s a way of honoring and showing respect to humanity. It’s about equality, liberty and even community. Its about being ok with yourself and accepting of others. Get the idea?


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danielvincentstuff: I´ll say it again:  Nudism is not…

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I´ll say it again:

Nudism is not sex

Nudism is not porn

Nudism is ethic

Nudism is moral

Nudism is self-confidence

Nudism is tolerance

Nudism is antistress

Nudism connects you with nature

Nudism is real

…and is for everyone

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THIS BLOG IS ABOUT THE JOY OF NUDISM, 

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Want a beach body?

I love this quote that has circled my newsfeed and the internet over the past couple of months.

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(I googled this so not sure who to give credit to for the picture but it’s no mine!)

I came across this article on xojane and in the height of summer wanted to share it with you all because the photos and messages underneath are spot on.

Real Beach Bodies

Don’t let anyone or anything put you off wearing what the fuck you want this summer! If you have a body, then you have a beach body so get out there and soak up that vitamin D

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Nudes in the Louvre!

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Mimesis (Ancient Greek: μίμησις (mīmēsis), from μιμεῖσθαι (mīmeisthai), “to imitate,” from μῖμος (mimos), “imitator, actor”) is a critical and philosophical term that carries a wide range of meanings, which include imitation, representation, mimicry, imitatio, receptivity, nonsensuous similarity, the act of resembling, the act of expression, and the presentation of the self  – wiki

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Dare to go bare with nude sunbathing? – IOL Travel Tips |…

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Greece’s Most Amazing Nudist Beaches


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Greece’s Most Amazing Nudist Beaches
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Playa Luna – Chile’s secluded nudist Paradise

Playa Luna, a lovely beach just north of Valparaiso, is one of the few (if only) official nude beaches on the Pacific coast of South America. Its sands are perfect for laying out and its waters are perfect for taking a swim to cool off.  A cave in the rocky cliffs that surround the beach provides a nice escape for those seeking some shelter from the heat.

On the way to Playa LunaOn the way to Playa Luna

Nestled near the sleepy fishing village,  Horcón, Playa Luna is a short bus ride north from Valparaiso or Viña del Mar.  The tiny village of Horcón  delights visitors with its laid back vibe and friendly locals. Horcón is a great place to chill for a couple of days and a great place to store your backpack while you do some camping on the beach.   There are hostels  that seem to always have room for the stray backpacker.

Fishing boats taking a break

The beach closer to the town can be busy on weekends and during vacation time.  Vendors walk along selling beers and sea shell necklaces to the sun worshipers.  But even on busy days the chill energy prevails.   A nice little restaurant right near the beach offers fresh fish caught that day and is the perfect spot  to sit with a beer and watch the pelicans munch on the fishermen’s leftovers.

Hungry PelicansTo get to the nude beach of Playa Luna,  head north along the sand past the fishing boats (if facing the ocean take a right).  The walk is moderately long and stunningly beautiful.  Make sure to bring water and other provisions, and even a tent if you feel like camping on the beach.     The further north you go the less people you will encounter until  eventually you will see  a rock formation with a cave at the end of the beach, this is Playa Luna.  Strip down and enjoy.  There will be a few people getting a full body tan and the occasional jogger who is sneaking a peek.   As is the norm at most naturist spots, all the nudist types there are super chill.

Playa Luna usually is a primarily gay spot, but all are welcome.  The ocean there is great for taking a dip, but be careful as there is no lifeguard and there can be some major riptides.   Get naked and enjoy the sun!

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Nude beach row roils waters in Penticton


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Dustin Wolchina, a naturist who has been speaking for beach users, says he and other nude-beach regulars were surprised when they were denied access. “They’re really, really disheartened — it’s ridiculous,” he says. Wolchina acknowledges that it’s

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You are free at the moment you want to be. Be free. www.amyrollo.com💗 #TheToplessTour subido por amyrollo

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Spanish nudist beaches dominated by Germans

Spanish nudist beaches dominated by Germans
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When it comes to stripping off completely, Germans are continuing to dominate the Costa del Sol’s nudist resorts. NOT just content with being the best footballers on the planet, the Germans also top the full-on beach-nudity league. According to Expedia

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Getting Naked For A Day

Getting Naked For A Day.

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A NUDIE DIGEST – July 25, 2014

Photograph Of Naked Man Upsets Manhattanites

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The Rivington Design House (which just moved to Kenmare Street) is currently displaying a photograph of a fully naked man in their window ARE YOU BLUSHING YET? Sit down, here’s a fan.

The image is part of photographer Bek Andersen’s installation there, titled “Clothed Female/Naked Male,” but is this piece of art ruining the sterile, innocent landscape of Manhattan? Bowery Boogiepoints out that some neighbors are “fairly irate over the X-rated window garnishment.” An Area Prude explained to the site, “The new people in the neighborhood are unaware of how many children live here.”

Andersen told us, “There is nothing pornographic or offensive happening in that photo. It’s a portrait of a man. He is naked, but doing nothing indecent. We see naked women all the time in photos where they are highly sexualized and people don’t notice because they are desensitized.”

Indeed, what about the women who roam the streets topless? The underwear-clad men withintense eye contact? All those penises and butts in the museums?

We reached out to Rivington Design House for comment as well, and will update when we hear back. In the meantime, the NYPD seems to approve:

 

Spotlight on: ‘Free The Nipple’

Spotlight on: ‘Free The Nipple’

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Seeing the hidden beauty in each of us

I am working very hard at learning to love all of myself, a process that reminds me of peeling an onion. I pull off one layer, and uncover another, but I’m absolutely sure that each layer brings me closer to peace with myself. I am also convinced that so much of what I carry – what we carry – in terms of self-hatred, is passed down by our family’s and society’s views on our bodies.

I have a history of self-hatred. I know that I am not alone in this affliction. Some of us are aware of the hatred we carry, while others aren’t sure why they can’t stand certain parts of their bodies. I believe this lack of self-love is something that can be healed. I am certain this path of healing takes you exactly where you need to go, to grow. This gift of self-awareness can teach you compassion for yourself and others. I have worked on healing in various ways, one of which is taking nude photos of myself. I have been both the subject and the photographer. Both roles are healing. Each gives me a softer, more loving way of seeing myself and others.posernue1_wuafba

I am a very skeptical person. I doubt and question everything. I do not put my trust in very many things. I do, however, put my trust in this process for these reasons. The results I see, feel and hear in my own body confirm the healing nature of this process.

The first time I considered taking nude photos, I was working with a very kind person I had met at a health food store. I came to her with some of the health challenges I faced. She began to see me at home because she said she liked to help others. She helped me in so many ways. One, was learning to trust. She often spoke of taking nude photos as healing. She seemed so open and loving, I felt a need to try it. I had issues about pornography and I was very worried that she might turn out to be untrustworthy, after all. It was very hard for me to let go and trust. Yet, there was a chord that was touched inside me that yearned for this healing. I finally just decided to give it a try.

She took her clothes off as she photographed me, as an act of solidarity. She told me to close my eyes and feel the inside my body and to move in the way I wanted to. I had never done any of this before. At first, I felt very self-conscious. I was very aware of what she would think as I moved. Slowly I began to find a place inside me that felt liberated. To really be seen in a loving, accepting way, as you really are, is so freeing. I was exhilarated. I had climbed a mountain of fear and seen the possibility of absolute freedom on the other side.

I honestly felt completely loved and accepted. She did nothing to feed my insecurities or mistrust.

Later, I started taking photographs of other people too. I found that taking nude photos of people in nature gave me the gift of seeing them in a place of love and beauty. When I am behind the camera, I cannot see using my usual judgments. Everything I see is bathed in light, acceptance and love.

I continue to take pictures to explore things I need to love and accept. I have not found a more fulfilling way to touch the body with absolute love and to connect to the bliss of seeing the hidden beauty in each of us.

– Theresa

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Bali au Naturel at Glance [Update*]

    It’s fully nudist. It’s got huge grounds and nicely landscaped and the pools and gym were great. The staff are all extremely helpful, friendly and polite. I had a very good time. I didn’t bring any clothes apart from what I wore to the airport and I wore the same thing to the […]

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Palm Springs,  CBS TV reported Terra Cotta Inn as the most favorite Palm Springs hotel in the #PalmSprings valley on their news show Eye on the Desert Tuesday. Come join us and see why everyone is skinny dipping here this summer. Call us at 1-800-786-6938 for a fun vacation in the sun!
They now have the link on their site, so you can see it here: http://www.kesq.com/news/eye-on-the-deserts-best-hotel/27131314

Here I am being interviewed by the reporter.  MC

We are very popular in the summer. In the video, you can see all the poolside umbrellas and high pressure poolside cooling system we have. We’re the “coolest” resort in Palm Springs in the Summer. So come join us.

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Watching Naked TV

Watching Naked TV:benadameve:

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/07/16/naked-dating-naked-and-afraid-and-more-showcase-nude-tv-trend/

I encourage TV programming that is honest and open about nudism and living naked. I do not favor programming that is pornographic.

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“Dating Naked”: Welcome to the nude reality-show boom

“Dating Naked”: Welcome to the nude reality-show boom:From the article:

VH1′s “Dating Naked,” which began last night, paradoxically gains little from its conceit — that contestants must choose one of three suitors while they’re all in the altogether. They go on adventuresome, contrived dates. There is boogie boarding. But the nudity is dispensed with so quickly that one begins to forget why this is a show at all. Mention is made, early on, to everyone’s vague discomfort with the situation (no one knows where to look!), but the show takes weirdly little advantage of the fact that it could potentially strip away the rhetoric and pretension around dating shows. The nudity, indeed, turns out to be the least interesting aspect of the show.

Maybe the boredom is an advantage?

This may be the greatest achievement, such as it is, of “Dating Naked” — being so deeply boring that it makes nudity seem normal, not shameful.

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cedorsey: Get Naked; Of Course, It’s A Showerunknown…

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A shoot from this time last year: Desert…

A shoot from this time last year: Desert Rain

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Getting Naked For A Day

Happy Bare:

Another convert to nakedness. Less is simply more. Go figure.

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Way back in April I published a post called “I’m Happy In My Own Skin….” and the overwhelming numbers of readers of that piece shocked me. There many very positive comments regarding the ideas that I was trying to convey and I was, it’s more than fair to say, delighted with the responses. Following that post I wrote a few pieces about the perception of nudity, especially in the UK, and went as far as expressing my desire to swim naked. I explained that I’d been in touch with a naturist club about visiting for a day and I do believe that from there I wrote nothing more on nudity or naturism. That was in mid May and nothing that I’ve written to here since makes any reference to naturism or nudism apart from the fact that my feet are stripy thanks to wearing Croc flip flops on my otherwise…

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News :: The Wahkiakum County Eagle News

News :: The Wahkiakum County Eagle News:County urged to write ordinance regarding public nudity: The Wahkiakum County Eagle News http://www.waheagle.com/news/article.exm/2014-07-23_county_urged_to_write_ordinance_regarding_public_nudity

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“Minimalist Outdoor Shower”; The Cascade outdoor shower would…

“Minimalist Outdoor Shower”; The Cascade outdoor shower would work just as well in a humbler garden. With its compact design and easy hose hook-up to a garden hose, it could be tucked into the corner of any small urban backyard. The acacia wood frame is set on a couple of nylon gliders so that the shower can easily be moved. The shower tube itself is made of galvanized steel; a simple tap attached to the tube regulates the water pressure.

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Warwick Rowers 2015 Crowdfunder

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Crowdfunding is an important part of how we produce our calendars, films and everything else.

Every summer we come up with great deals and unique offers that make it possible for us to cover our production costs and get the best value from our suppliers, so that as much money as possible can go to good causes.

This year, we have more to offer than ever before. There are designer t-shirts and hoodies, more bonus downloads, a film in Ultra HD, and a new format calendar that we think you are going to love! Plus so much more, including the opportunity to come and meet us in person!

And for the first time, you can pick and choose items from three categories – Historic, WR15 and Festive Season Specials – to come up with the personal Crowdfunder package that’s absolutely right for you.

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If you haven’t got our previous content, now is the chance to catch up at a low price with our Historic packages. These are ones we’ve made earlier, so the content will be made available to you immediately.

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You can get ahead of the game by pre-ordering our entire new 2015 range at unbeatable prices. You will be the first to get your hands on all the new stuff through our download service and our professional fulfillment centre when we launch the range in October.

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Save money and avoid the queues! Buy cool gifts for family, friends and colleagues and have everything delivered in plenty of time to beat the rush.

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Top 10 Most Naked Music Videos in the History of Nudity | Music…

Top 10 Most Naked Music Videos in the History of Nudity | Music News | VH1 Music

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(Warning: contains nudity) Sonya Lennon poses nude for positive…

(Warning: contains nudity) Sonya Lennon poses nude for positive body image message – Independent.ie http://www.independent.ie/style/beauty/body/warning-contains-nudity-sonya-lennon-poses-nude-for-positive-body-image-message-30456303.html

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Cool virtual tour and etiquette video from Cypress Cove Nudist Resort. Apologies if it has already been posted.

Cypress Cove Nudist Resort – Virtual Tour & Etiquete on Vimeo

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Breastfeeding Is Beautiful: Models, Bloggers And Instagrammers…

Breastfeeding Is Beautiful: Models, Bloggers And Instagrammers Share Their Nursing Snaps – Yahoo Lifestyle UK https://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/breastfeeding-is-beautiful—models—bloggers-and-instagrammers-share-their-nursing-snaps-102332858.html

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The Merits Of “Nakationing”

Happy Naked Wednesday!  Happy Nakation to me!  I love summer!  I love being nude!  They go together just like peanut butter and jelly!   With a VERY small “carry-on bag” I left on a jet plane this past Saturday to begin my Nakation.  Nakations are obviously the most “clothes free” holiday you can take, but also the most “stress free!”  Literally, I packed one clean pair of clothes for my return trip and wore one set to my destination – Avalon Resort.  Woo hoo!  It doesn’t get much easier than that!  Packing was a complete breeze!  Plus, NO EXTRA baggage fees when you pack so efficiently and with a very small duffle!

Usually, clothes are a big requirement for personal holidays!  Not this one!  Not mine!  I spent more time collecting LOTS of sunscreen, personal toiletries, reading material, sunglasses, hats, flip flops, my tablet, and various chargers.  If you’ve never been on a Nakation, you will need a towel and I would suggest packing at least two.  Hygiene requires you to always sit on a towel wherever you go.  Luckily, my host lives within the resort and can provide me towels, so I didn’t even have to pack those!  OK, don’t forget some ID, any attendant travel documents, etc. for your Nakation travel!  And don’t forget your AANR card for some great deals / discounts!

Once your Nakation commences – still easy!  Along with your clothes DON’T pack any judgements – refrain from any crude or lewd remarks about anyone’s appearance.  Social nudity has NO place for such baggage (no pun intended!).  Remember, personally or generally, you are a guest, so observe and respect all the “house rules” – if a facility designates that clothing must be worn (luckily mine does NOT) in certain areas or at certain times, please comply.  The “nude rule” – while “clothing optional” rules differ from resort to resort, often there is a “mandatory nude” rule (no problem!) at pools and jacuzzis in order to put everyone on the same level.  Lastly, and most importantly, relax, enjoy, and have FUN – many nudists say a week at a clothes free resort is as restful as a traditional vacation; the point is to become comfortable with your body no matter what shape you’re in and to view it “tummy rolls and all” with acceptance!

Nakations just don’t get any better – you can spend your entire vacation naked and in a clothes free environment.  The pure joy of waking up naked and being able to walk outside without having to worry about putting something on – there simply are NO words to describe the freedom.  You have to experience it for yourself!  I cannot imagine NOT spending my vacation naked!  If you are looking for an enlightening experience (the best you can ever have), take a Nakation!  Lots of people are looking for a different perspective / experience when booking personal holidays.  Removing ones clothes can DEFINITELY offer that!

Once you experience a Nakation, I’d bet money, that the appeal of living without the false shield of clothes is the personal freedom and feeling of oneness with nature.  Those feelings are amplified when shared with others at nudist communities, resorts, beaches, venues, etc.

Five Myths About Nakations:

1) Vacation nudists are just a bunch of perverts.  False.  Hardly.  In fact , nudists are everyday people, and there are more of them out there than you think!

2) Clothing optional resorts are seedy.  False.  Not!  We’re talking about mainstream, professionally run properties offering a wide range of wholesome activities.

3) You have to take your clothes off at a nudist resort.  False.  Not necessarily.  There’s a difference between a clothing optional club and clothes free resort.  You decide which best suits your needs – especially newbie.  However, I promise, “once you wade in,” you aren’t going to want to wear clothes – clothed when practical (if it’s cool), but nude when possible is my motto!

4) Nudists are mostly senior citizens.  False.  Actually, most clothing optional and nudist resorts are extremely friendly with everyone / anyone!  Nudism is for “every”body!

5) Nudists are exhibitionists who want to seduce you.  False.  Trust me, for most people, the odds of getting a date are greatly improved if they keep their clothes on.  Visitors with false or criminal intentions at a nudist resort do NOT last very long if at ALL!

It’s summer!  Get out there and go naked!  Relax!  Enjoy yourself!  Have fun!  Meet some new friends!  Sorry about the formatting.  Hope this posts ok; difficult to blog from iPad!  Hope everyone has a great naked day!

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Nudism/Naturism: Sunward Naturist Park

Nudism/Naturism: Sunward Naturist Park:Our fave nudist reporter Jillian Page visits an Ontario nudist resort. Spoiler alert: she gets sunburned.

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Getting Naked For A Day

Way back in April I published a post called “I’m Happy In My Own Skin….” and the overwhelming numbers of readers of that piece shocked me. There many very positive comments regarding the ideas that I was trying to convey and I was, it’s more than fair to say, delighted with the responses. Following that post I wrote a few pieces about the perception of nudity, especially in the UK, and went as far as expressing my desire to swim naked. I explained that I’d been in touch with a naturist club about visiting for a day and I do believe that from there I wrote nothing more on nudity or naturism. That was in mid May and nothing that I’ve written to here since makes any reference to naturism or nudism apart from the fact that my feet are stripy thanks to wearing Croc flip flops on my otherwise bare feet in the sun. I’m now sitting at my laptop typing out my thoughts whilst my back, shoulders and chest are itching not through insect bites but because of sunburn.

Before I go much further I have mentioned to a few friends (hello Gaz!) that getting naked for a day intrigued and interested me, I’m pretty sure that he thought that it was just another of my manic whims which have manifested themselves in an “all talk and  no action” type scenario. Well, sorry Gaz, this was talk but it was also action and as a result of that I’m seriously thinking of deactivating my Facebook account so that I won’t be tagged in any “humorous” posts that may end up embarrassing and upsetting my family. (They know all about it though.) However, once I’ve completed this I’ll read it back and then decide.

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Anyway to get back to the point I spent the biggest part of a week staying with my Mom in the Midlands and had arranged to visit a club on Saturday 19th July. All through the week the weather was good and I was really looking forward to the trip. However, the weather took a horrendous turn for the worse with thunderstorms and torrential rain beating down in the early hours. Just my luck, it was definitely an omen and this day trip just was not meant to be. I made arrangements to go on the Sunday provided that the weather was ok and set off from my Moms at about 10:30 on a warm yet overcast day. The closer I got to this club the less certain I was that this whole enterprise was a good idea. I was about 3 miles away and pulled the car over into a lay-by and took in the weather. I was almost hoping for rain so that I would have an excuse for turning the car around and going back to my Mom’s. However, it was plain to see that the clouds were clearing and the West Midlands was going to get a beautiful sunny day.

I drove on and stopped within about 50 yards of the main gates flicked on the hazard warning lights and reached under my seat where there’s a little drawer and pull out a packet of cigarettes. Feeling not unlike a condemned man I opened the pack and lit my first cigarette in 10 months. I can clearly recall thinking “is this really a good idea” quickly followed by “you’ll regret it if you don’t go in.” this was followed by me saying to myself “you said you wanted to get naked so come on.”

I drove the last couple of yards and rang at the main gate and was quickly invited inside and pointed to a little car park. I grabbed my little bag and went to fill in a form to show who I was. I was asked to show id with my address on and I provided photo card driver’s licence. The chap also took a quick peek at my debit card, cash card and whatever else I offered him. I paid my £7 for a day membership and that’s it I was a temporary member of a naturist club. The chap who signed me in got up from behind his desk dropped his towelling robe over the back of his chair and told me he’d show me around. So we began, me in a tee shirt, shorts and my beloved Croc flip flops and him totally naked. He showed me into the the clubhouse where there was food on offer and a fully licensed bar. He pointed out where the outdoor swimming pool was and then showed me where the toilets and showers were. There was also a sauna and he said that it was not in use; the reason why went straight over my head. He pointed out where I’d be able to find the paths to go into a wooded area for a walk should that take my fancy. My mini tour was over, it probably took about 10 minutes but I really couldn’t tell you the exact time. As we’d strolled around there were several people milling about near their caravans, sitting in the sun or just at a table having a drink.

My guide asked me if there’s anything else that I wanted to know and I said that I couldn’t think of anything. He reassured me that there was no pressure to take my clothes off if I was nervous. Any nervousness I had felt when I was outside of the gate had gone. Besides he said that I went wandering around the site wearing shorts then people would look at me because I’d stand out as not being naked like everyone else. I then realised had forgotten where the swimming pool was so I asked him to point it out to me again and before he could tell me of the “swimming pool rule” I said to him that I knew that if I wanted to use the pool then I’d have to be naked and that I’d looked the club’s website. He left me at this point and I strolled across to a bench took my towels from my bag (one for sitting on and one to use as a towel) kicked off my flip flops, pulled my tee shirt over my head, took off my shorts and that was that – one naked Denbow. I then walked, not run with my hands cupped around my tackle, walked normally to a low gate and onto the paved area that surrounded the swimming pool. It’s only 4 feet deep so jumping in is not really a good idea so I walked down the steps and was in. I had the pool to myself for about 5 minutes then a few people also decided that going into the pool was a good idea. At least I’d had the pool to myself for a few minutes and had got in a few lengths of the pool so I’d achieved my little ambition of swimming naked and it feels so much better to be in the water like that than when wearing a pair of Speedos.

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I leaned back at the edge of the pool and watched these people playing some bizarre game the object of which seemed to be to to hit someone with a mini plastic football when they weren’t looking. To be honest I wouldn’t have minded joining in and was about to ask when out of nowhere came one of those wretched balls and smacked me across the face. The girl who’d thrown it was aiming for someone else and he had taken evasive action. That was it revenge was to be mine and suddenly I was in the game. Daft as it may sound it was great fun and everyone including me had enjoyed it. I left the pool first and head back to my bag for a drink of flavoured water that I’d brought me and seeing ashtrays on the tables decided that I’d grab my vapes and my cigarettes. My car was parked some distance away so I grabbed my car keys and set off to grab them. It took 2 or 3 minutes to get to the car park and being a bit dim actually find my car. I pressed the beeper to unlock the car open the door and sat down on the driver’s seat. It was warm, very warm and it was only then that I’d walked across the site naked apart from my croc flip flop and I hadn’t noticed or given it a second thought.

I walked back to where my bag was and decided to have a cigarette. A woman who’d I’d guess was in her late 30s asked me if I was thinking of joining this club and I explained that because I lived so far away then a full membership wouldn’t be worthwhile. She then asked me where I normally went and I told her nowhere and that this was my first visit to a naturist club. She seemed a bit surprised as did her husband when he turned up. They’d been going there about 10 years and absolutely loved the place and when she explained to him that it was my first visit anywhere he was interested to know what I thought.

So I told him what I’d noticed. What I did notice was the fact that I didn’t notice. What I mean is that I didn’t really see masses of naked bodies I saw people and that the people I had spoken with all made eye contact. They didn’t look you up and down, they talked to you, your face and not your body. I couldn’t help but see that there were people of all shapes and sizes front fat to skinny. There were people of all ages from a little boy of about 3 you took great in squirting me with a water pistol to a lady who possibly in her 60s or 70s and every point in-between.

I asked this couple the best route to get to the paths into the woodlands to have a little explore. The husband began to tell me when she got up from her seat and said she wanted to look at my back. I had 2 red marks on my back, fairly raised, and were a bit itchy. She announced almost with pride that they were insect bites and I said I’d been attacked by flying ants. She asked for second a second opinion and I ended up with second, third and fourth opinion that some flying blighters had bitten me. One of them advised me to steer clear of the woods as I be eaten alive because the hot dry weather had brought all manner of little malevolent little beasties. They also reckoned that because I was so pale I’d be the proverbial sitting duck. With that I plonked myself down and then decided to have a cold drink so I headed into the bar I search of alcohol free drink. I decided on a Becks Blue which was served to me by a naked barman!

I had a long chat with a chap who had been a member there for years and he told me about his trips abroad to Spain, The Canary Islands and Croatia and the different attitudes to naturism and nudity on the continent. He asked me where I lived and he explained that there is a decent club closer to home that may be worth checking out. He also said that a naturist day in a water park is brilliant and I can really believe that!

Becks consumed along with 2 pints of water I needed to pee so I headed off to the toilets and shower block building. I wasn’t until I was in there that I realised that I was barefoot so pee completed I thought a quick rinse under the shower was in order. I was only there a matter of seconds when a thought occurred to me. There was a men’s toilet, I never noticed the ladies, but there was only one lot of showers and they were all communal. Makes sense I suppose.

I decided on a last little dip in the pool another Becks Blue and as time was going on I’d have to leave although I really didn’t want to. The atmosphere was so relaxed and the people so friendly that I felt I could’ve stayed there for a lot longer if I could. I grabbed another beer and spoke to a chap in the bar for a bit before I took my drink back into the sun for a final cigarette before dragging my reluctant self away from the best day I’ve had in ages.

As a footnote let’s tell you this. On Sunday’s my Mom normally goes to my Auntie’s for luch and stays until the early evening. I chose not to tell that I was going to spend the biggest part of a day naked with a bunch of strangers as I thought as an 86 year old she’d be disgusted. I came up with some cock and bull story that I was off into the countryside to use my good camera to take some photographs. I also insisted that I was going alone. When I had parked the car I had switched my BlackBerry off and left it in the car. When I was driving back the phone rang and I pulled over into a lay-by to take the call. It was my Mom who said she’d been ringing me all afternoon and was worried that her 55 year old son was lying dead in a ditch somewhere. I told her I’d be with in 15 or 20 minutes which I was. My Mom then subjected me to an intensive questioning session (cue I never expected the Spanish Inquisition) asking me where I’d been etc etc. Initially I told her that I had no intention of telling her but she then asked me if I’d met up with an ex-girlfriend of 35 years ago. I explained patiently that I hadn’t and decided to just tell her exactly where I’d been. When I told her that I had taken day pass to go to a naturist club she looked confused for a moment and asked whether I meant nudist. I said yes except them British tend to say naturism whereas other countries say nudism. She then enquired as to why I didn’t tell her. I gently explained that I thought I’d upset her if I’d told her of my plans. She then said she didn’t mind and asked if I’d enjoyed myself and I told her that it was a great day, the best day I’d had in years.Then came the hammer blow, she looked at me and said,

“I wish you’d told me because then I could have gone down to my sister’s and you could have stayed there as long as you like.”

I guess honesty is the best policy

Ciao For Now

Denbow

 

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We Were Taught That Growing Older Is Ugly And It’s Time…

We Were Taught That Growing Older Is Ugly And It’s Time To Relearn The Truth: Growing Wise Is Beautiful

I have been noticing for quite some time that images I often see in both media and in local photographer’s work alike of older women are missing something gorgeous: truthfulness.

As if the truth of what miraculously happens to our sweet and tender bodies is not worthy of being photographed without erasing away with photoshop the lines on our face and neck and arms, the possible darkening under our sage eyes or whatever else sacred all of which are filled with laughter and heartbreak and possible birthing or loosing a child and maybe divorce and lovemaking.  We have agreed to call our wise skin ‘saggy’ and ‘wrinkly’ and many other disempowering words.  We have been convinced we need creams and magic potions and plastic surgery and most always photoshop to feel worthy of seeing ourselves as beautiful. Don’t get me wrong, I love my special face cream and scented body oil that I put on day and night.  However, I indulge in those pleasantries for my body because it brings me pleasure and it smells like the desert after rain and I love anointing my body with loveliness, not because I think I need them to be beautiful ‘one day’ or because I need to look like the “after” photo of an untruthful infomercial.

I am 35 years old.  I look 35 years old, some people tell me I look older.  That does not offend me!  In some cultures that would be a tremendous honor, to be thought of as an elder.  In our culture, however, we tell our Wise Women that they need to change, and try and look like our granddaughters.  You see in most of our older women magazines of women over 50 we might see images of celebrities like my beloved Madonna with animation looking pore-less skin and women smiling without a trace of crows feet or heaven forbid some age spots or veins or a soft under-chin.

I am here to remind us all:  The tribal like markings on our well-lived skin is beautiful.  They tell the story of our sacred life.  They are ours and ours alone.  May we not let anyone take them away or erase them in our next photo shoot.  Praise your precious body and show our younger women there is nothing to be ashamed of to be in a Wise Woman Body to go with a Wise Woman Soul.  And furthermore, let’s celebrate this older skin that we are in!  It is glorious!  It is alive!  It is worthy!

These photos I took of Heather and Cheryl are gorgeous.  We took these images to celebrate Heather’s 50th birthday and the women’s friendship and sisterhood.  Cheryl is 61 years wise.  When I finally sent them the photos, I had to also remind them that in many of the images I lit them in a way that brought out the texture of their skin because I want to celebrate that which we have been trained to not want to see in photographs.  They had to look at the final images through fresh eyes of truth, and they had to trust me when I said that the images were breathtaking.  I suggested that we must learn to see ourselves, in all wonderful ways of lighting and smile at this rendition of ourselves instead of the learned cringing.

It takes practice, to love ourselves in all of our glory!  I encourage us to love ourselves, inside and out, and model that for our young girls and boys who think that only thin photoshopped bodies and pore-less skin are something to strive for instead of loving the precious skin they are in and creating powerful lives with a heart filled with self confidence and self love.  We must have more photos of truthful beauty in all of the sacred variations we come in.  Thank you Heather and Cheryl for trusting me and for sharing these photos we took with our sisters in the name of celebrating all the stages in which we meet life!

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nudiarist: Julia Fullerton-Batten Unadorned 2012 Agonistica…

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Julia Fullerton-Batten Unadorned 2012 Agonistica http://agonistica.com/julia-fullerton-batten-unadorned-2012/

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Nude News Preview 24-07-2014

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A preview video of the latest edition (24th July 2014) of the Nude-News for Nude-Muse Magazine. This week Angela explains why it is important to walk your dog. She does it nude. Maya does a naked rant about social media censoring nudity. Nicole brings you nude dating reality TV shows and Erin brings you the latest in nude sport.
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Meeting people naked for the first time.

Originally posted on Nicky’s World:
http://vimeo.com/88891960 This is a great video in France on how people meet other people for the first time in the Nude and without any clothes. It’s very interesting and it reminds me of how I react when I meet other people in the nude and clothes free.

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A NUDIE DIGEST – July 24, 2014

mpdrolet: From Body Loud Ryan McGinley At first glance I…

mpdrolet:

At first glance I actually through this was a picture of a nebula. Kind of like a more dramatic version of the Horsehead Nebula, with a big dust collum at the front and all the stars behind.

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Where I have taken it all off in AUS!

So I thought I would try to start a topic to remind us Aussies of warmer times and take our minds off the current chill – brrr! My main questions is “Where in Australia have you been nude?” and if you have the time, give us a bit of a write up about your experience at these nudie places. I’ll get the ball rolling by listing the places that I have been nude in Australia and follow on with future posts about my experiences at these places. NSW ACT QLD SA WAWerrong Nude BeachKambah PoolsAlexandria BayMaslin Nude BeachCable Nude BeachCobblers Nude BeachACT Nudist ClubFraser IslandLittle Congwong BeachScottish Rocks BeachSamurai Nude BeachNorth Belongil Nude Beach / Grays LaneRiver Island Nature RetreatKiata Nudist ClubHeritage Nudist Club

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Ladies, Ditch the Bra

I realize it may feel some combination of uncomfortable, unprofessional, or unnecessarily provocative. Societal convention has most of us trussing up before going out. If you are reading this at home, do me a favor and unhook. Then keep reading. There’s Some Evidence of a Relationship Between Bras and Breast Cancer. Yes, seriously. Dressed To Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer authored a book called Dressed To Kill. They interviewed 4,000+ women in five major U.S. cities over two years. Half the women had been diagnosed with breast cancer. They found: 75% of women who slept in their bras developed breast cancer 1 in 7 who wore their bras 12+ hours per day developed breast cancer 1 in 168 who did not wear a bra developed breast cancer Within one month of ditching their bras, women with cysts, breast pain, or tenderness found their symptoms disappeared. Breast Size, Handedness, and Breast Cancer Risk A 1991 article in the European Journal of Cancer found that premenopausal women who do not wear bras had half the risk of breast cancer compared with bra users. The data also suggest that bra cup size (and breast size) may be a risk factor for breast cancer. Read more

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Where to get naked in London – Nude London – Naturist London -…

Where to get naked in London – Nude London – Naturist London – Going Out – London Evening Standard http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/attractions/where-to-get-naked-in-london-8711419.html?playVideo=true

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Valalta – Best bare beaches – MSN Travel UK…

Valalta – Best bare beaches – MSN Travel UK http://travel.uk.msn.com/beach-holidays/best-bare-beaches?page=13

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​Naked and Unafraid: Baring Witness at a Christian Nudist…

​Naked and Unafraid: Baring Witness at a Christian Nudist Festival http://gawker.com/naked-and-unafraid-baring-witness-at-christian-nudist-1605355108 “Covering Adam’s and Eve’s bodies was covering what Satan made, and not covering their nakedness. Their failure was disobedience, the first sin,” Perry says. “To atone for that sin, to forgive it, God killed an animal, spilled his blood, and made coats to cover their nakedness.” But an obedient follower of Jesus, while human, need not feel that shame or assume that covering: “As a Christian, I feel that in a way I am restored. Paul said, ‘There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ.’”

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music-is-nude: The wonderful Amanda Palmer (C) Isabelle Adam

music-is-nude: The wonderful Amanda Palmer (C) Isabelle Adam music-is-nude:

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Czech sauna 1947 – guys getting naked in front of each other, no fears, no issues, as it should be. British Pathe newsreel footage. Also see the full videohere.

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Fire Island

I’ve read a lot of conflicting articles on whether or not Fire Island still has clothing optional beaches, doe anyone know what’s up with it?

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Is Naked Yoga Legal ??!

Is Naked Yoga Legal ??!:I don’t know why anyone would think that it would be any more illegal than communal showering at the gym or getting undressed in the doctor’s office. None the less, Isis over at Asana Exposed answers the question in great detail.

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Learning To Be Patient And Present

One breath at a timeOne breath at a time

The birthday is done and life continues on as if it never occurred. That is a significant reality that is worthy of a bit more thought. Time, in spite of our best efforts, seems to have no markers, no sense of following a straight line for measuring days, months and years. Now matter how we think and attempt to control time, we are always stuck in the present moment with the past a the future just holding the value of some misty idea in our heads. I can now say I am 65, but that means nothing in terms of my waking up from a sleep world into a world where I continue to experience the simple fact that I am. I have four of my grandsons staying at my home for a change of experience from their normal experiences of daily life. I get to play, to referee, to sit in the stands encouraging, to tell stories and to be there quietly when both they and I need quietness. There is a constant ebb and flow that is amazingly similar to breathing. It doesn’t matter what I have written, what photos I have taken, or that I consider myself as a Jungian psychotherapist, a Buddhist, and a naturist. All that matters is that I am here, breathing and being, present in these moments that shift with my breath. Sitting on my back patio with my wife in the early morning while others are still sleeping, letting my body soak in the morning sun; shifts into a state of being clothed and talking with the first of the grandchildren to wake up. As the sun creeps higher into the sky there is a constant shifting of activity and presence, like some sort of dance. My thoughts take me to times decades past before returning to the present where I engage with one of my grandsons who is trying to build a bird house out of old wood. Then my thoughts turn to the future as I check out weather forecasts for the following two days in spite of the fact that weather forecasts are not all that reliable. Then, it is back to the present and being present. We’ll make a final decision on future activities at the last minute based on the then current conditions. I guess that I am older as I can tolerate this ambiguity of present, past and future much better than in the past. I don’t need to attempt to control the universe. Que sera, sera.

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LIVE: Puppetry of the Penis

LIVE: Puppetry of the Penis Newcastle Herald GROWING up in a country homestead with four kids and just one bathroom proved pivotal for Greg ”Nacho” Chivers. Being nude around his siblings soon turned to nudie runs at the footy, a flash or two at the pub and soon he was being paid in beer to …

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The Naked Guy

The Naked Guy:The story of Andrew Martinez, Berkeley’s “Naked Guy:”

It was easy to dismiss his behavior as a silly stunt, but to those who knew him, Martinez was guided by an endearing, if naïve, sort of undergraduate idealism. Raised in a family that refused to buy clothing with designer labels, he now argued that all clothes were a form of repression and that by not wearing them he was making people think about the coercive nature of convention.

I had a friend who went to Berkeley at that time and I asked her about Martinez. All she could tell me was “He had a nice cock.” Maybe the point wasn’t quite made. Martinez story didn’t end well, and he succumbed to mental illness. In the article, friends point out that he was most sane when he was nude.

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nudist-nudist: asian nudist couple

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The law is too hard on sexting teenagers

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The law is too hard on sexting teenagers The Independent The long and the short of it is, if you’re under-18 and send a ‘sext’ to your boyfriend or girlfriend, like any kind of nudie pic, of your own body, you could be placed on the sex offenders register. I see a few hands up. Yes, you’d be on the same list 

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nupublic-groupe: Vous méritez votre couronne de fleurs pour une…

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livinginthenude: Garden naked…now that’s organic living…. 

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Garden naked…now that’s organic living….

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Shelby-Erin Nude Interview Preview

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  Dannii conducts a nude interview with Shelby-Erin. This is just a preview for the interview. To see the full length nude interview go to Nude-Muse Magazinenude-muse.com more of Shelby-Erin here nude-muse.com/models/Shelby-Erin_stats.html Cast: NudeMuse Tags: Shelby-Erininterviewnudemusemodelblondecuteprettysitchattalk and beauty

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Dannii coming this week 22-07-2014

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  What’s happen this week (starting 22nd July 2014) at Nude-Muse Magazine? Dannii and Nicole, will tell you about the models that are coming up this week as well as a peek at the the Nude-News. All this and more only at nude-muse.com Cast: NudeMuse Tags: Danniicomingthis weeknude musemodeltv and celebrity

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Topless Tuesday

It’s Tuesday, so that means topless Tuesday. And this topless Tuesday, I’ve decided that it’s an opportune time to introduce you to a new SLN writer, for at least the duration of the summer. The model/writer in the photos is Apricot, and she’s going to help fill in during Ella’s summer off. apricot tt3_001bapricot tt5_001bapricot tt6_001bapricot tt8_001bapricot tt14_001b apricot tt14 with kurt2_001b Because we’re SL Naturist, we did have to pop a little full nudity in the last photo 🙂   Pookes

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Return to Moro Bay So we had a number of fun…

BEHIND THE SCENES: Return to Moro Bay So we had a number of fun things happen at this shoot.  Before anything though, we had to let it get dark.  So the girls wandered up and down the beach catching tiny animals and setting them free.  We were treated to some light rain which made a lovely rainbow and a breathtaking sunset.  After it was dark and the lone sodium light kicked in we took photos, being twice interrupted: once by a family on a late night walk (the girls crouched behind a rock and put on their sweaters, only to stand up later wearing nothing but them, which made me laugh), and then again when a “party boat” went by in the bay, close enough to see on to the shore.

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BBC radio report on St. Osyth nude beach, which is under threat…

BBC radio report on St. Osyth nude beach, which is under threat of closure due to sexual activity.

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​Naked and Unafraid: Baring Witness at a Christian Nudist Festival

​Naked and Unafraid: Baring Witness at a Christian Nudist Festival Gawker The first thing everybody at Lake Como Nudist Resort seems to want to tell me is they’re not like those creeps over at Caliente, the resort up the street. “They’re not even nudists,” says a nurse in her late 40s, with a red sarong around her waist and 

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Kriss at the Beach 3 by spudboy4498

Kriss at the Beach 3 by spudboy4498

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(via Nudism vs Pornography – a dilemma?- Murdoch Independent) NUDISM VS PORNOGRAPHY – A DILEMMA? Posted by andrewporter in Arts & Entertainment, Investigative Reports, News 2, News Features on September 24th, 2012 | no responses –by Alexandra Mollo “A tragic story about a society that has lost the ability to distinguish between pornography and art, between purity and perversion; a place where the human spirit is encaged without any hope to emerge.” These are the first lines you will read in the very first page of Guido Nigro’s book Raped by Clothing Artistic Nude & Landscape Photography Photo: Alexandra Mollo : The Nudophobic Society, a breathtaking story where spiritualism and purity are expressed through the means of nudity and in which lust and sexual instincts are left by side. Raped by Clothing is the author’s way to bring society out of the confusion on the symbolic meanings and representations of nudity – an approach to clarify society’s perceptions about nudism and establish the existing differences between nudism and pornography. Although some might be able to distinguish between both terms, many of us still tend to relate nudism to pornography as a practice where people just ‘take their clothes off’. We unconsciously start linking nudity with sexuality mostly because of the highly sexualised content we get from the media. This causes people to associate social nudity with immorality and gain preconceived notions of nudism as wrong or perverted. In my search for answers about such dilemma, I met Guido, a 52-year-old Italian born who migrated to Perth in 1981 and was raised in an era where nudism was accepted and only judged by few. “When I was young nudity was much easier, we had a lot of movies where nudity was seen as a beautiful thing,” he says. Being a nudist from the early age of 13, Guido has first-hand experience not only about the implications of nudism, but also about how the media has gradually manipulated the concept of ‘nakedness’ and turned into some sort of ‘sexual commodity’. “Unfortunately, society today has been bombarded by pornography. It’s everywhere, from television to magazines, everywhere you look in the media you’re quite likely to find some nudity linked with sex,” he says. “The moment when your psyche starts to associate nudity only with sex, you become slave of your own instinct, and that is the problem of today’s society.” Through the book, Guido aims to encourage people to embrace nudity as a way of life. Not an act of exhibitionism or indecency, rather as a manifestation of love and respect to the human body as a fine piece of art. Guido also says the confusion in regards to nudity and sex has triggered a lot of misconceptions about the real definitions surrounding nudism and naturism. “The real nudist or naturist is someone who leaves sex by side and takes his or her clothes off just to feel the freedom and beauty of being in touch with nature,” he says. After Raped by Clothing was published, Guido continued his journey as an advocate for private and social nudity. Hence, he decided to launch conferences and public lectures of ‘Nude Education’. “What I want to teach society is that they must look at themselves so that they can reconnect with their spiritual-self and discover the real sense of nudity,” he says. As expected, not many people seemed very interested in attending Guido’s lecture. However, a small group of eight people have became attracted to the controversy of Guido’s discussion. Consequently, what surprised Guido was not only that these people attended his lecture. But the fact that he was for the first time, able to engage with people and promote his views about nudism and how society should link it to purity rather than mainly sex. “A couple said to me, ‘If I knew this would be so interesting, I could have brought my 15 year-old daughter’,“ he says. “When I finished my presentation, everyone wanted to ask questions. Half an hour after my lecture I was still answering questions.” Guido Nigro holds his creation Photo: Alexandra Mollo On the other hand, Guido is not the only one who advocates for nudity as a moral and beneficial practice. Twenty-four year old Felicity Jones has been the co-founder of the organization Young Naturists America since 2010. The entity aims to interact with the naturist community of the USA by promoting nudism as a harmonious lifestyle in touch with nature and the spirit. “We do the same things other young people do. We go to the beach, sunbathe, swim, play sports, body paint, and have a good time all while in the nude,” she says. “Non-nudists wonder how anyone could walk around in public dressed in nothing but their ‘birthday suit’. They may view nude bodies as awkward, immodest or erotic.” Felicity also highlights that nudism is not only about not wearing clothes, but about feeling comfortable in your skin and being able to show it with pride. She believes in naturism as a practice based on respect for self, others and the environment. From Felicity’s explanations, I understood that self-confidence is also what nudism is all about, it is about not worrying about how others will judge us and start loving ourselves regardless the shape of our bodies. “Young naturists are more comfortable with their bodies than most, and they tend to judge others’ character based on who they are, not what they look like,” she says. In quite different ways, both Guido and Felicity have worked towards their goal to clarify society’s misconceptions about nudism. They identify nudism as a practice that enables individuals to interact with people of the opposite sex without engaging in erotic or sexual activities. “The difference between naturism and indecency stands between a guy walking around nude and a guy walking around nude displaying erection,” says Felicity. Body painted Felicity Jones in New York. Photo supplied. Undoubtedly, nudism and pornography are far from being alike. This is what Society should realize before judging something they know nothing about. Being a naturist should not be subject to criticism and misinterpretations. Rather, we should avoid thinking of nudism and pornography as related terms. As demonstrated by Guido and Felicity, there are other ways to be nude. This is indeed, what society needs to understand once and for all. Take a look at www.youngnaturistsamerica.com Guido’s book Raped by Clothing: The Nudophobic Society can be purchased viawww.amazon.com.au

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How brave are we? Gulp! (Part 2)

I’ve just said bye-bye to Ella and her family. They set off back to the UK tomorrow, while Mr Pookes and I are in residence for a few more days. ella&pookes30ella&pookes31ella&pookes34ella&pookes35ella&pookes36 So here’s a few photos, as close as you’re going to get to a ‘full reveal’, of the two of us chatting by the pool, unknowingly captured by Mr.Keng. Look carefully and you’ll catch Mr. Pookes’ head in the pool 🙂 I have to say I’ve enjoyed our time together, and it was great to put a face to a name after all this time. I hope we can do it again some time. Ella & her family are absolutely lovely, and she’s as sweet as she comes across in SL. If you’ve met her in SL you’ll know what I mean. Safe home, Ella, and we’ll speak next week! Pookes

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Nudism in Television

Nudism in Television:Lauren Cusimano of True Nudists reviews Naked and Afraid and Buying Naked.

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Patience

Sometimes, when I’m feeding my fishes and I want to get a good photo with the fish surfacing, I can wait for a long time and they won’t make an appearance. Usually, they appear just before or after the self-timer snaps a pic. Of course I can cheat. I can take a video of me feeding the fish and I screen save still shots as pics. That’s what I did in the last post I made on this blog on fish feeding. But this morning, I wanted to take real photographs with my self timer. And this is what I got – I poured the fish food into the water but the fishes evaded my camera. But patience is everything. I waited a bit more and here’s a perfect shot with my bright orange koi surfacing for food. The trick is to stay perfectly still like a statue. If I’m not deathly still, none of the fishes will go to the surface.

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Mandy: Circles II by tom2001

Mandy: Circles II by tom2001

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A day for skinnydipping

It’s a great day to be a naturist — and be on vacation — in this part of the world: there is a high heat and humidity warning in Quebec. Maggie and are in the Laurentians by a lake, so skinnydipping is on the agenda. Clothes probably won’t be in the picture at all today. […]

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At the drive-in. #ArchivePicOfTheDay

At the drive-in. #ArchivePicOfTheDay

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Untitled2 8 by Envy-Graphix

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Yep! They’re just boobies every girl’s got them! Pretty much every European woman sunbathes topless on the beach so we thought we may as well get into the swing of things. And I’m not a fan of tan lines haha!

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streakers: Roskilde Festival Streaking 4 Fun

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Roskilde Festival Streaking 4 Fun

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nudemuse: This is what clothing optional looks like. Anyone one…

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This is what clothing optional looks like. Anyone one who wants to be nude can be nude, and the others are ok with that. Nudity is normal.

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Nudist ranch marks 75th, offers own type of heat buffer -…

Nudist ranch marks 75th, offers own type of heat buffer – Spokesman.com – July 19, 2014 http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/jul/19/nudist-ranch-marks-75th-offers-own-type-of-heat/

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Skinny Dipping In Regents Canal And 11 Other Pictures Of…

Skinny Dipping In Regents Canal And 11 Other Pictures Of London’s 1911 #Heatwavehttp://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/07/17/1911-heatwave-pictures_n_5594843.html

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The Human Body Project: The Human Body Project at the 2014…

The Human Body Project: The Human Body Project at the 2014 Victoria and Vancouver Fringes http://www.humanbodyproject.org/2014/07/the-human-body-project-at-2014-victoria.html

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The naked truth about lifeguarding Toronto’s nude beach |…

The naked truth about lifeguarding Toronto’s nude beach | Toronto Starhttp://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/07/19/the_naked_truth_about_lifeguarding_torontos_nude_beach.html

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Spotlight on: ‘Free The Nipple’ – Independent.ie…

Spotlight on: ‘Free The Nipple’ – Independent.iehttp://www.independent.ie/style/beauty/body/spotlight-on-free-the-nipple-30434543.html

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It’s the naked truth for Stuart Haywood, 77: The feeling…

It’s the naked truth for Stuart Haywood, 77: The feeling of freedom is fantastic | Derby Telegraph http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/naked-truth-Stuart-Haywood-77-feeling-freedom/story-21658614-detail/story.html

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Fun Facts & Information about Nudism & Naturism

Here’s Some Fun Facts & Information about Nudism & Naturism
Courtesy of the Grand Junction Nudist & Naturist Group – http://www.gjnaturist.com
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Fun Facts:
¨ According to a January 17, 2003 Wall Street Journal article, nude recreation is one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry.  It is a booming niche market with over $400 million in annual revenues.
¨ Terra Cotta Inn Clothing Optional Resort and Spa has one of the highest repeat guest rates in the travel industry at just over 75%. http://www.sunnyfun.com
¨ Since 1991 Bare Necessities Travel has chartered over 40 Nude Cruises on large cruise ships such as Holland, Carnival, and smaller ships as well.  Thousands of people gather on these ships for a fully nude cruise where nudity is permitted on all areas of the ship.
¨ There are two main organizations in the US dedicated to supporting nudists, nudist activities, resorts & the lifestyle.  The Naturist Society, (TNS) and The American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR).  AANR alone has over 50,000 members, and not all nudists are members.  There is also an International Naturist Federation which is the Global naturist group.
Why do people choose nude recreation?

Nude recreation embraces the joy of living and experiencing nature in the most natural way possible. To relax and be nude is to let yourself be totally free. Although we enjoy clothing-free activities in appropriate settings, we also choose to wear clothes when practical. Nudists respect each other’s individuality. Our own self-esteem is enhanced by our ability to accept ourselves as we really are. We find it easy to accept others regardless of physical size, shape, or body condition. Moreover, social class distinctions, often indicated by clothing, disappear. Nudists also enjoy the freedom of not having binding, irritating clothing that doesn’t allow perspiration to evaporate naturally and quickly.  When swimming, nudists don’t have to deal with wet, baggy swimsuits that chafe & bind.  The feeling of the sun on our entire bodies is an amazing, freeing feeling that most people find incredibly liberating the first time they try it. Relaxation, stress relief, positive body image, and increasing self-esteem are just a few of the reasons people choose the nudist lifestyle.

What are the benefits of nude recreation? Self-esteem is enhanced in the nudist world, where body acceptance is the norm. Conversation seems to come easier. Many report the “time warp” phenomenon. A one day respite spent clothes-free seems to relax people more than an entire weekend elsewhere. Without clothes, stress seems to melt away.
Is nude recreation an accepted mainstream activity?

The answer to this question is a resounding YES! As reported in USA TODAY, The Yankelovich National Travel Monitor is one of the most respected polls in the travel industry. The 2006 edition of that poll found that 15% of adult Americans would consider a resort that offers a nude recreation experience or a clothing-optional beach experience either extremely or a very desirable part of a vacation.

According to an American Association for Nude Recreation national survey, people are becoming more comfortable with their bodies and nude recreation. It found that 19% of Americans have skinny-dipped in mixed company, and 18% would consider visiting a clothing-optional resort or nude beach.
What kinds of people choose a nudist lifestyle?
Nudists are a cross section of society, with people representing all colors, religions, occupations, body types, age groups, and income brackets. Without clothes, however, it’s less likely you’ll know a bank president from a bus driver.  It’s a common misconception that in order to be a nudist, you must have a ‘fit’ body.  The truth is that the majority of nudists do not have a ‘fit’ body, just like in the clothed society.
Isn’t being a Nudist just about sex?
NO, to often society automatically equates nudity with sex.  But nudism is about the wholesome enjoyment of being able to do activities in the nude with like minded friends and there is nothing sexual about being at a nudist function.  We recognize that nudist are sexual beings, but we can separate nudity from sexuality.  Again, most of our functions are family friendly and many choose to bring their children to nudist functions and get togethers.  Children are natural nudists and grow up with a wholesome view of naked bodies in a nudist household.
The top ten reasons to Vacation at a Nudist resort are: 10) No funny tan lines 9) No need to take a vitamin D supplement 8) No Laundry when you return from vacation 7) Waves don’t knock off swim suit 6) The natural look takes on a whole new meaning 5) No luggage to check at airport 4) No shoes, no shirt, no problem 3) No sand in swimsuit 2) Everyday is really casual Friday 1) Clothing optional resorts are just plain fun!

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Some naturist clothing 😉 (A naturist accessory post)

Last day in Spain today with Ella and her family, although I’m here until the weekend. Another idyllic day beckons, and we’ve -Ella, my husband and I, Ella’s husband having got babysitting duties- already been down tot he sea for a glorious sea swim. And now our (still naked) editor is looking over the naked acting editor’s shoulder to show me some of the ‘tools’ available for blogging. You’ll have noticed a few mistakes in recent posts, I’m sure, as I get to grips with wordpress mechanics. So there’s some things backing up, needing to be published, and this is the first of them. Faboo has some nice clothing items that fit right into a naturist’s wardrobe. fanny m pareo_001b We particularly like the pareo (above) and the open front, tied shirt (below) as being two of the group gifts (free to join) that fit right into a naturist wardrobe. jessie2_001b   You can find Faboo here. Pookes

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Sophie Marceau

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On driving naked

You may have heard of it before; people who driving along all over the place without wearing clothes. True nudists will perhaps know how it feels or know someone who’s done it (and/or still does). Last year I posted about this already, it’s time for another one. Driving nakedDriving naked. If you’ve never done it you have no idea how liberating it is. Some things to keep in mind and know (and this is from experience):

  • Have a towel. Because you sweat, and once that gets into the chair’s fabric that’s not going to smell nice after a while.
  • Relax. Driving is something that requires attention, getting uptight and nervous about being naked isn’t safe.
  • Don’t worry about being seen. If you worry about that, don’t drive naked. The thing is that just about all people won’t look at you, they’re occupied with traffic, their phone, themselves, whatever.
  • Don’t think that others expect you to be naked in your car. The others usually are non-nudists and it won’t even cross their mind that someone would do that.
  • If someone sees you, act naturally. After all, you’re all natural when you’re naked. You can ignore them if they try to attract attention or just look at them once and ignore them then. Giving them a lot of attention makes them pay less attention to the road (and you too). You’re naked because YOU want that, not for others to see you. Being behind windows brings the chance to be seen but it’s very small. I drove home naked 6 times in 2 weeks, each trip being over 130km / 80 miles and I’m convinced that no one saw me.

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July 14 was National Nude Day, so I have to post this. WHO WILL…

July 14 was National Nude Day, so I have to post this. WHO WILL READ THIS?http://ournudistlife.blogspot.com/2014/07/july-14-was-national-nude-day-so-i-have.html “Why is America so hung up on Naked Bodies as being ugly or shameful? Why do we consider our god given bodies to be something we should hide or if seen be ashamed of? Makes no sense to me. I just spent 4 days at a nudist resort here in Colorado around probably a hundred or so naked people of ALL ages from little babies to senior citizens with ALL body types, and no one was ugly to me, or anyone else there. Nudists have realized that we can’t change the body we were given and even if we could, why? Why do we have to have this ‘Perfect’ body? Does the way our bodies look actually change who we are? NO! Who we are comes from within, and how we treat others. “

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Police forces ill prepared to deal with nudity, say Naturists -…

Police forces ill prepared to deal with nudity, say Naturists – Press Releases – Articles – British Naturism http://www.bn.org.uk/articles.php/_/news/pressreleases/police-forces-ill-prepared-to-deal-with-nudity-r297

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“Dating Naked”: Welcome to the nude reality-show boom -…

“Dating Naked”: Welcome to the nude reality-show boom – Salon.comhttp://www.salon.com/2014/07/18/dating_naked_welcome_to_the_nude_reality_show_boom/

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Nudism/Naturism: Sunward Naturist Park | Montreal Gazette…

Nudism/Naturism: Sunward Naturist Park | Montreal Gazettehttp://blogs.montrealgazette.com/2014/07/20/nudismnaturism-sunward-naturist-park/

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Coventry naked protest: Modern day Lady Godiva in naked…

Coventry naked protest: Modern day Lady Godiva in naked Broadgate tax protest – Coventry Telegraph http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/coventry-naked-protest-modern-day-7461672

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Flaunt it or cover up? The great public breastfeeding debate…

Flaunt it or cover up? The great public breastfeeding debate continueshttp://www.renewamerica.com/columns/huntwork/140720 “If your attitude is that you can just whip your boob out whenever and wherever you want because you happen to have an infant in the general vicinity instead of perhaps using a bit more discretion or taking a couple of minutes out of your day to find a more secluded and less trafficked public space (or completely private area for that matter), then you probably deserve to be called out for your attitude and behavior by others once in a while.”

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Volunteers Wanted! | Welcome to Wreck Beach!…

Volunteers Wanted! | Welcome to Wreck Beach!http://wreckbeach.wordpress.com/2014/07/20/volanteers-wanted/

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A NUDIE DIGEST – July 21, 2014

Betty White

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What pains us makes us grow…

Is photographing and drawing myself narcissistic? Self-Absorbed? Vain?

Or could it become a simple, accessible way to heal from self-rejection?

For me it is definitely the second statement. I do it because I have always judged and criticized myself harshly, and drawing self-portraits is the best process I’ve found to really change my self-perspective. Usually, when I look in a mirror, it’s to check/criticize/correct, and in my never-ending quest for perfection I can always find something to fix.

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I am 48 years old now and have been drawing myself for 12 years. I keep quitting and coming back to it, because in spite of my resistance, it helps. This image obsession has sucked so much vital energy from my life over the years that a part of me is really angry about it and has pushed me to act. Fortunately, there is a part of me that is able to see beyond the skewed vision of my mind a catch a glimpse of something else… an imperfect yet strong woman with a still-vulnerable little girl inside, a worthy and yes, a beautiful human being. AS ARE WE ALL…

It’s a double-edged sword in that it’s only because I want to be so outstandingly beautiful that I can possibly see myself as so pitifully ugly. And I’m not, even on the world’s terms, ugly. It’s craziness… but even crazier, our culture FEEDS this craziness!

I chose drawing because it was simple, accessible, free, and I had gentle, non-judgemental people around who encouraged me on this path even when I wanted to throw myself, them, or my drawings out the window. I am no longer shy to talk about this or show my work because I’ve had enough of falling back to the false visions and ingrained beliefs that are so harmful to my health and happiness.

We’ve agreed to only share drawings on this blog – to describe the process and invite others to try it – but I’m posting this photograph because it expresses in a single image just how much I’ve struggled with shame and fought for self-acceptance. And, because photography is  the foundation for our drawing practice.

Being old enough to remember life before digital cameras,  I must say they played a huge part in the development of this process because their accessibility lessened the cost as well as the performance aspect of photography.  My first digital camera allowed me simply to take many, many, pictures, period.

silhouetteCCWhen I began this self-image work, I took a minimum of three pictures of myself EVERY single day for nearly 3 years, and stored them in my computer. I didn’t even try to pose; most often I was balled up in shame, but over time I was able to experiment and slowly unfold my body. I eventually loosened up and even took some pictures of me dancing nude, which only I have ever seen because they were only taken for me to learn to love me.

To take self-portraits I use the timer, propping the camera up anywhere, and spontaneously  throwing myself in front of the lens as the seconds tick down to the “click”. I don’t worry about lighting or backgrounds or positioning,  because taking the pictures is part of a process – it’s not about the results. In my mind, the pictures are only for drawing purposes anyways, so even if many of the photos are off-centred or unflattering, I keep them all, hoping to learn to accept myself from every angle.

But that is just the beginning – the most beautiful vision come through when I take up a pencil and slowly transform the photographs into the simplest of drawings and later more detailed “artwork”.

Ultimately, we’re all “works of art”, just the way we are. Any other vision of ourselves is simply false.

 

– Colette

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Witches (2) by Hjorvind

Witches (2) by Hjorvind

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Bathing suits? No thanks! Who needs them anyway? (by ResonanS)

Bathing suits? No thanks! Who needs them anyway? (by ResonanS)

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July 14 was National Nude Day, so I have to post this. WHO WILL READ THIS?

July 14 was National Nude Day, so I have to post this. WHO WILL READ THIS?

Why is America so hung up on Naked Bodies as being ugly or shameful? Why do we consider our god given bodies to be something we should hide or if seen be ashamed of? Makes no sense to me. I just spent 4 days at a nudist resort here in Colorado around probably a hundred or so naked people of ALL ages from little babies to senior citizens with ALL body types, and no one was ugly to me, or anyone else there. Nudists have realized that we can’t change the body we were given and even if we could, why? Why do we have to have this ‘Perfect’ body? Does the way our bodies look actually change who we are? NO! Who we are comes from within, and how we treat others.

The people at Mountain Air Ranch are absolutely the nicest and friendliest people I have met ANYWHERE, and they all run around nude. Hmmm, guess what, it’s not our naked bodies that make us nice people. And we have simply gotten over being ashamed of our body parts, especially our genitals and breasts.

It’s SO SILLY to be ashamed of those tiny parts of our bodies, or even our bellies, etc. Learn to love people for who they are and not how they dress or what they look like naked. And seeing someone’s genitals is NOT a turn on people. Can you really get turned on by just the sight of someones genitals? If so, you need to re-evaluate your love life, lol. But if you are attracted to the person as a whole, or in love with that person, then seeing their entire naked body can be sexual, yes. But to say that seeing another womans genitals alone is enough to turn you on is ridiculous too.

We spent 4 days here this time, and have done this before and we saw less staring and ogling here than we do at beaches and pools where people are clothed. And we saw NOT ONE INSTANCE of sexual lewdness anyone at any time because being naked does NOT mean you are looking for sex. GET OVER IT PEOPLE.

My dream is to be able to do anything in my life without clothes if I choose, whether it’s at a beach or washing my car in my driveway naked, without freaking people out and getting arrested. Some have said I do it just to expose my genitals to others as if I get some erotic turn on from doing it, lol. That is the farthest from the truth. I have spent a whole week naked on a jobsite once without ever being seen by ONE PERSON that whole time, and loved it.

There’s a lot of families that come to Mountain air ranch and believe it or not, the kids are not tramatized. I heard MORE THAN ONCE kids complaining about having to leave. They LOVE IT here, and the families seem very close. The kids get over the stigma of seeing their parents naked because their parents do raise them to be ashamed of seeing anyone naked in proper circumstances, which for kids in today’s environment means when parents are around, etc.

And would I freak out about seeing any of my family naked? No, they all have naked bodies and so what? I might find it a little weird for a few minutes, but if we all acted normal then I would get over it real quick. It’s just a naked body. I wish my family could come visit us and not require me to get dressed either. I wish they could understand what I’m writing but I know it’s highly unlikely to ever happen so I’ll respect their choice and put clothes on when around them. But it also makes me a little sad that most of my family would think it to ‘weird’ to see me naked. Seeing my genitals or naked butt is really not going to change anything about our family relationship, but it’s sad that family often feels that way about other family.

It’s a lifestyle choice, not a sexual one. Oh I could go on an on, but few will probably read this anyone, and it will probably only be the ones who already get it so I’m probably preaching to the choir. But if you got something from this post, let us know would you please?

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us again 8536 by ravenstark

us again 8536 by ravenstark

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The positive coverage relating to Vera’s fun run continues.

Talk around the locals appears to be that the council missed a trick in not insuring the proposed Record Skinny Dip attempt.

And the local Aqua Park, I learn, was going to be approached to throw open its doors exclusively for the use of naturists today, another plan that foundered.

So a ‘weekend’ of events was ultimately reduced to the fun run, with the local radio station (English speaking station for the ex-pat community) now giving it great publicity and support.

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It’s such a shame that much of this fell through. I’ve only been in town three days and already I can see the enormous potential for the local council throwing its weight behind the events and showing the area off positively to a global audience.

Note: Vera Playa is unique amongst all of the naturist resorts I’ve visited in being totally ‘open’ to the public. Anyone could drive down from the main road and onto the street shown in the photograph. I’ve walked naked from our apartment to the beach on ‘public’ streets, and the police have driven by without taking any notice. Here, that is normal custom.

Hopefully Ella, I and our families will be able to return next year for a full timetable of naturist events.

Pookes

 

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Male Nude Laying on Tree by mnart00

Male Nude Laying on Tree by mnart00

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The Fat Naked Art Project

The Fat Naked Art Project

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Island smile by UniqueNudes. This is the first and title image…

Island smile by UniqueNudes.

This is the first and title image and print offering from the series Island Smile, featuring a brand new model who goes by the moniker “Tawdry Hepburn.”

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Ask a Nudist About Dating, Naturism, and Body Acceptance

Ask a Nudist About Dating, Naturism, and Body Acceptance:Felicity Jones and Jordan Blum took over Gawker for a conversation about nudism.

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nakedthoughtfortoday: Thought For Today – Monday, 7/7/2014

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Thought For Today – Monday, 7/7/2014

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Man on a zero budget

You’ll know, if you’ve read SLN for any length of time, that Ella maintains ‘alts’ for the times when she needs to take photos in a hurry and there’s no Harry or Diane around to do it, and she also might want to sport a slightly different ‘look’ (on her female alt). Speaking to her yesterday it appears that this is something of a historical thing with Ella, when she made her alts she didn’t actually know you could save entire outfits including skins, hair etc, and do an instantaneous switch.

Because you can save a whole outfit I’ve never had an ‘alt’ (and regular readers will know just how often I change hairstyles in SL) but if I’m going to be editing for a while I thought I did at least require a male alt that could be pressed into action without oddly looking like ‘Eva Pookes’ was online and looking like a man.

I was up early this morning, so I decided to set up a male alt for when I might need ‘him’. And I decided to do him on a zero budget and still make him not look like a newbie.

So…

…meet Mr. Pookes! (and no, he’s not being run by the still slumbering RL Mr. Pookes who is resolutely disinterested in SL).

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Working from a generic SL male avatar, I went to JStyle which offers excellent male skins for L$0 and picked a few up. From there, to Midnight Lotus where I picked up their free, non-functioning (i.e. it doesn’t grow erect, urinate or ejaculate) ‘Chrome Edition’ penis (top pic). And if you are going to be in situations where an erection is necessary -this avi certainly won’t- then the free mesh penis we blogged a couple of weeks ago (bottom pic) is your best option at Juicy Lips. To this, I added an excellent free male AO from the marketplace, called ‘Tuty’s free male AO’ (there’s also equally good female versions) and hey presto! Good looking male avatar for L$0.

As he’s under 30 days old the only thing I don’t like about him is his hair, but Sweet Hairs offer a free gift for female hair, so I’ll try and pick one up later on if I can see one that looks suitably male.

There you have it. A good looking male and not a linden dollar spent.

Pookes

 

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How brave are we? Gulp!


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How brave are we? Hmmm…we like to ‘talk the talk’ here on SLN, but would we consider ‘walking the walk’?

After a morning’s sunbathing and swimming on the beach yesterday, we repaired to Ella’s apartment while her children had a siesta. In the afternoon, we all made our way down to the pool, where Ella’s husband shot some video. A bit difficult for him for a time, as ‘the RL Mr Pookes’ and I apparently kept wandering into shot, oblivious to his presence. We said we didn’t care being in the video, as long as we got a copy of it! 🙂

So last night we had dinner in a lovely restaurant, and then made our way back to their apartment (children in bed, exhausted by this time) and sat on the balcony drinking wine. Talk, inevitably, turned to SL. At least, it did for Ella and I, while our respective husbands took themselves off to a nearby bar, where nudity is permitted, to share a few drinks.

As the wine flowed, we got to a point in the discussion where we were asking ourselves the question ‘we do like to rattle on about the naturist lifestyle, but would we be brave enough to ‘walk the walk’ on our own blog?’

‘Oh yes’, we said after a bottle of wine.

‘Oh no’, we said this morning over coffee as the sun came up over the Med.

And then we said….

‘….oh, who cares?’ So we’re reviewing Mr. Keng’s footage, and selecting some images from the video.

I’m not going to promise that we’re going to show crystal clear, full frontal shots (we aren’t actually posing for the camera anyway, it’s us as we’re enjoying the pool, naturally).

But if we’re going to be champions for naturism, then surely we have to be seen to be active naturists. Yes?

Ella returns home on Wednesday, I’m here until Saturday, but we’ll certainly go through the footage, choose a few shots and…maybe, gulp, just maybe, allow ourselves to face the camera and bare all for SLN! I’ll leave you to guess which photo is Ella, and which is me. I think I’ve added a poll, so you can vote on who you think each of us in the photos are. (Be patient if this has gone wrong, I’ve never added a poll to a post before, and Ella just shook her head when I asked her how to do it).

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A NUDIE DIGEST – July 20, 2014

Art 28 by LightAddict1

Art 28 by LightAddict1

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Authentic Relationships Versus Fair-Weather Friends

Walking in water on a hazy and warm, summer day,Walking in water on a hazy and warm, summer day,

Like most people, naturists often find the weather to be a prime topic, especially when it comes to conversation starters. Perhaps this universal dialogue about weather is more than just a way to break the silence as one reaches out to connect to others. Weather is closely tied to our moods. Here on the Canadian prairies, farmers are focused on weather – what is has been in the past, what the weather is like at the present, and perhaps more importantly, the weather forecast.

Cool and wet summer morning.Cool and wet summer morning.

As I write this, it is cool and cloudy out with light showers, not what one would call great weather for enjoying a naturist moment out-of-doors. However, it really isn’t as bad as one would think. Risking going out into the cool and wet conditions allows our bodies to feel a wider range of sensation, something that lets us know that we are alive.

Relationships are a lot like the weather. Since we are never able to always hold to one mood, nor are those with whom we engage in a variety of relationships, we learn to navigate through these changes if we are to continue to have relationships. We don’t run off and hide just because the weather changes, that is the conditions of mood and attitude. We all know that we go through dark (cloudy and overcast) moments in our lives. When we emerge through these dark moments, we hope and more often than not, expect others to still be there for us. We don’t want these others to just be fair-weather friends.

This hope is fragile for many of us as we are unsure of our worth to others. So many feel unworthy because of the shadows we try to keep hidden from others, especially those who mean the most to us. If we don’t value ourselves because we have yet to deal with the ghosts and shadows of our inner world, we believe that others would flee from us if our shadows were to emerge and be visible. We are afraid to expose these shades of darkness and be naked and vulnerable. It is much easier to simply hide and deny, and wait for a sunny day.

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Nudism/Naturism: Sunward Naturist Park

Nudism/Naturism: Sunward Naturist Park
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Lesson 1 when attending an outdoor naturist event on a bright, sunshiny day: wear sunscreen. I didn’t, which is why I won’t be wearing a bra for a few days. I was sitting/standing in the shade most of the day, but it seems the rather short time I spent 

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lichubb: allbodiesareperfect: kinkynina: FLASHING FRIDAY!!!!…

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FLASHING FRIDAY!!!! #3

Everybody have a KINKY WEEKEND!!!

LOVE YA — Kinky Nina

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Anyone and everyone, please feel free to reblog, repost and get this and all of my shots out there. AND FOLLOW ME FOR MORE FUN AND KINKY ADVENTURES!!

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YESTERDAY

Self-Acceptance

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This picture is of me, which makes it more challenging to let go of the criticisms my mind propagates as I draw.

But with a deep breath and an open heart, I see one thing clearly:   I see the mind trying to accept – working so hard to mentally accept what the body has already long ago accepted – that I am perfect, already, exactly as I am.

I see softness and light.

I see great beauty within the design, human beings are so wonderfully made, we all are, both women and men.

We are made of love and light. I can see it distinctly when I draw and paint the body.

Drawing brings forth the basic design, the lines, the heartbeat and the body’s structure, then painting it fills it with light, the water, the gracefulness, the divine light of love.

How can I possibly hate something so beautiful?

There is a peace in this body. Usually, my criticisms and mind cover up  this peace, like the clouds in the sky.

Only through drawing and opening up can I see the truth behind the mind’s lies.

Practice, practice and more practice, help me open  my heart and see the truth. Having friends to draw with helps me too.

When the harsh judgemental clouds in my mind are so thick, I can’t find the light. I forget sometimes that like the sun, the light lives  within, it’s always there, and like the sun it shines on everyone equally. Rich or poor, black or white, good or bad. We are all lovable and loved, and this vision of myself as I’m drawing, painting my body, is real love.

 

– Theresa

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This documentary has compelling arguments about nudity in schools and public swimming pools : hygiene, technical issue for cleaning the pool, as well as freedom, pleasure of swimming naked.

When I read that some guys were bashful and dreaded to get naked, it is probably because they were raised to be ashamed of their body. Besides, mothers who protest are somewhat responsible for the body conscience issues.

I remember how embarrassed I was in the locker rooms for swim class, trying to hide my buttocks and genitals with my towel.

Two years ago, I was in the US, and attended YMCA gym classes. I wish they would offer naked swim classes again ! I think people are uncomfortable with their bodies because they have a bad self-conscience. It would free them from these psychological hurdles and start life with new and saner living habits. Changes would occur steadily.

Thank you Markus for bringing that up!

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Roots 2 by ohlopkov

Roots 2 by ohlopkov

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Naturist Croatia!

Several perspectives on naturist Croatia, from the clothing optional beaches near Hvar, to the expansive naturist resorts of Istria

Water slide at Valalta

from Valalta

Crystal clear waters

Boating near Hvar

The only naked guy on Rab

Apartments in Koversada

Hiking near Hvar

Another view

Wonderful snokeling

Palmizana near Hvar

Sunset at Koversada

Apartments at Koversada

Island at Koversada

Sunset at Koversada

Jerolim island

Beach combing near Hvar

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Re: How to calm one’s tits

She calls it the epic boobs jiggle.

Here’s more of Aella’s art (Warning, sexy and quite weird/disturbing.):

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She also likes to get naked with mime makeup.

I give her a lot of credit and enjoy her photosets.

She not just another camgirl or nude poster – she creates a story/episode out of her work.

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bushisbeautiful: Summertime, by Flowerbomb!

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Summertime, by Flowerbomb!

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underweartuesday: rosarund: me by Matt Blum (The Nu…

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me by Matt Blum (The Nu Project)

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photosmith: raison d’être (2014) SheDoes by Dan…

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SheDoes

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Daring To Expose The Hidden Inner Self

Trying to define what naked means - it definitely is not about clothing or its absence.What naked means – it definitely is not about clothing or its absence.

This morning, I found this posted to my Facebook timeline by my good wife. It actually brings a deeper sense of being understood to have these words and this poster show up. Though the poster talks about a couple relationship, the idea of letting others into the depths of who you are extends way beyond the safe and private union of a couple. The role of parent and child, or even grandchild often allows the barriers between self and other to drop enough for the authentic self to appear.

Daring to expose the truth of who we are.Daring to expose the truth of who we are.

Unconditional love, the kind that we hear about especially in association of Jesus, is the hardest thing for us as humans to give. As parents, we typically want to control the parent-child relationship and so we engage in manipulative behaviours that basically tell the other that we will still love them if – nothing unconditional about that version of love.

However, sometimes it happens the way it should. But it takes a willingness to allow our children to see what we don’t even want to see about ourselves. I am not talking simply about ditching the clothing and allowing the truth of our aged bodies to be present. There are bigger and more harmful barriers. Behind these barriers we hide in fear that no one would love us if they knew the truth about us. And of course, that shuts the door shut until something breaks within us that puts serious cracks in our defensive walls. When those cracks appear in spite of all our efforts, we often get surprised that instead of pushing our children away, the cracks make us more human, less god-like. It is at this moment that we catch the whiff of unconditional love. Do we dare follow up and risk even more honesty with ourselves and others? Or, do we retreat out of doubt and fear and work even harder to make our barriers even higher, stronger and thicker?

Will you dare becoming naked in spirit?

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