Month: August 2014

A NUDIE DIGEST – August 31, 2014

Kathy Griffin’s NUDE ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

10 Reasons You Should Go Naked NOW

From: http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/10-reasons-you-should-go-naked-now-2/

 

By Jesse Herman of Powerful PrimatesNudity is natural. We were born that way and as much as possible, we should roam that way. If you live in a northern climate you only get 3 months per year but if you are in the southern region of the United States, your naked time increases. Take advantage of it. Here are 10 reasons why you should go naked right now.

1. Naked People Have More Fun

Seriously, folks, can you really have a bad time when voluntarily nude? No. The more you are naked the more you will be comfortable with your own body. the more you will know your own body. The psychological benefits of living in the nude are enormous.

2. Clothes

This might sound backwards but by increasing skin time you increase the fun of clothes time. It won’t be about hiding bad feature on your body, rather, celebrating the features on your body. It’s not about fitting into the latest style, it’s about enhancing the style that is unique to you.

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3. Penis Size, Breast Size

Males worry about the size of their penises. If you think Aboriginal tribes men walk around worrying about the size of their penises, you are wrong. Women worry about the size of their milk sacs. If you think Aboriginal women walk around worrying about the size of their breasts, you are wrong. These mentalities are a cancer perpetuated by a marketing culture that profits from insecurities. Your penis is awesome. Your boobs are great. Start showing it off.

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4. You will be healthier

Mentally for sure you will be healthier. But the benefits of being physically aware of all aspects of your body should not be lost. I often get a belly. And my ass can balloon to sizes unfitting for my form. By going nude more often, I will notice this before I have to watch a Richard Simmon’s month long marathon. Yes, I like to sweat to the oldies…but not because I HAVE to.

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5. Vitamin D

More than anything else humans are seriously lacking in the amount of Vitamin D our bodies need. We our outdoor creatures, yet spend most of it indoors. We are naked beings, yet spend the little bit of outside time clothed. Take advantage of the sun and your skin and cut down on the vitamin D pills.

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6.Barefoot

Living in Brazil, I know somebody who actually grew up in the Amazon Rain Forest. His land was taken over by business men of some type and he was displaced. I’ve never seen him wear shoes. I’ve seen him kick broken glass bottles out of his way on the street. His feet seem more flat and much tougher. This is how we should be and we would be healthier for it. Barefoot running helps to lower the risk of Alzheimer’s in adults. Barefoot walking or running helps in vital stimulation of our brain. The stimulation, which is created in the sole of the foot encourages our brain to boost more neuron connections. It also helps to increase brain flexibility.

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7. Be A Kid Again (#freethenipple)

My toddler loves to be nude. She loves to play in the sand nude. She loves to fart my my face, while nude. She just loves to be naked. It breaks my heart to think that soon she will have to cover her nipples because women’s bodies have been exploited as digitized sex toys. The #freethenipple campaign is real and let’s hope women’s nipples can be free again.

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8. Improve Fertility

Many men might be afraid of improved fertility but it is indicative of overall health. Wearing underwear and jeans can reduce sperm count and lead to other issues by killing nerve receptors.

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9. Be Your Own Club

You don’t have to joint a nudist colony. You don’t have to engage in sex orgy’s. You don’t even have to be a hippy. Nudity is not weird. I love clothes. I like privacy. But I also like the option of saying, “Not today!” Start walking around nude and maybe your partner will join in on the fun. And yes, It will lead to more fun.

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10. It’s not Perverted

Perversion happens as a result of wearing clothes. Because we don’t see the naked bodies of others, when we do it triggers sexual appetites. If nudity, such as women’s nipples, were more common it would be no big deal. Nudity is the opposite of perversion. It is only through a truly twisted society that the opposite it true.

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Written by guest contributer Jesse Herman of Powerful Primates

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One of my favorite sayings is “Body Shame, like prejudice, is not natural, it is learned from others and benefits No One”.

It makes me sad sometimes how freaked out the US is about simple nakedness, while many other countries are much more comfortable with our bodies which god gave us and are so amazing. It kind of makes me sad that I have to worry so much about whether or not the wrong person will see me without clothes. I just want to live without having to worry about putting on clothes to be around others as I’m just so much more comfortable and happy without clothes.

Why is that so hard for the people here in the US to understand about all nudists, and why do naked bodies freak out so many people in the US?

So I just wanted to post this poster, and encourage others to pass it on as well.

Body Shame, like prejuduce, is not natural.  It is learned from others and benefits no one.
Nudism motivational poster

boudoirboudoir: erica & vinny (by vk photography)

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nudistsims: An article featured on H&E in the 1980s on the…

nudistsims:

An article featured on H&E in the 1980s on the classic “Educating Julie”.

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Today I went fully topless at work while weeding beets and fennel and holy shit it felt good to have the sun all over while feeding cows. Now I’m freezing kale pesto for the winter and making leek risotto while watching the Itty Bitty Titty Committee. Life is better than it has been in months (with the exception of weekends with Maja, of course)

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

 

 

 

 

Nakedness means freedom, and although dancing on a sun-kissed…

Nakedness means freedom, and although dancing on a sun-kissed hillside with shorts on seems pretty similar to dancing with shorts off, there is all the difference in the world. It is as if your clothes take on the weight of your worries and concerns – they come to embody your defences against the world, and if you can feel confident enough and safe enough, then taking them off evokes a powerful sense of liberation, of joy and freedom; and more than that – of innocence and of openness to the world.

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Interview with Claudia Kellersch

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Sunsport Gardens Family Nudist Resort sponsors an annual Youth Summer Camp. On July 16, 2014, the youths visited Haulover Nude Beach to enjoy a day of sand and surf. Claudia Kellersch, a long time naturist activist and mother was one of the chaperons on this field trip along with her husband. I got a chance to ask her some questions about kids and naturism.

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The Person Inside of You .. Inside of Us

Appreciating the things we share in common, both physically and spiritually, is the best way to connect with each other.  We all have hearts and souls, we all have brains and lungs, and we all travel the same path from birth to death; so why not embrace our similarities and love each other for the shared journey we take together?

Your parents once feared the exact same things you do, and then they confronted those fears and survived.  Your parents were nervous the time they kissed and the first time they saw each other naked (probably); life is all about repeating cycles of exposure to the same challenges, fears and obstacles!

If we can discover an ability to set aside the things we fear the most and celebrate our commonality, then we have truly come to know each other – each others experience in this life!  Nudity does not hurt our relationships, it helps them, but only as long as we recognize the true beauty in each other – the heart, the soul, the brain and the shared journey.

~ Centauri4, Naturism as a Way of Living (8/28/14)

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More Bad PR for Nudists/Naturists

More Bad PR for Nudists/Naturists Filed under: ALL-NUDIST.com shared articles…

paintedfemales: Diana body painted outfit in public

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Diana body painted outfit in public

Another Ice Bucket Challenge pose

Earlier in the week I pointed you at an Ice Bucket Challenge pose at Fashowl.

And now another one has turned up at Toby’s Juke Joint, so no excuse not to join the ‘fun’. I think it’s moronic myself. If you want to give, give. No need to indulge in stupid social media memes.

Here’s Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, the main architect of the Scottish independence bid, indulging in it.

Alex Salmond takes the ice bucket challenge – crouching while two people pour water over him

 

Serious politician? Buffoon? Remember, this is the man who, earlier this week, argued about independence affording Scotland the opportunity to make its own budget on health care. And yet, here he is, effectively acknowledging that, while being in control of that budget he is supporting cash for Motor Neurone Disease (MND – the UK equivalent of the USA’s ALS charity) because it’s…..underfunded? Go figure.

Salmond did it to highlight ‘Gordon’s Fightback’ , a website highlighting one man’s fight against MND, and on that website Gordon Aikman, who is involved in the ‘Better Together’ campaign (that’s the people in Scotland opposed to Scottish independence). You can, as I have, donated via the JustGiving website. No need to faff around with buckets of ice.

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This latest Ice Bucket Challenge pose comes courtesy of Toby’s Juke Joint (you can also pick up free T-shirts, the female one being modelled by Roberta, above). Once again, a post that has precisely zero to do with naturism, and while I persist in the notion that the Ice Bucket Challenge is humans determined to show themselves as sheep incapable of thinking for themselves and displaying an enormous herd instinct, I also think we need to be asking bigger questions of our politicians about why we’re having to indulge in this to raise awareness, on both sides of the Atlantic (and elsewhere). Funding for MND/ALS is quite obviously underfunded if we need to do this to raise cash for it. Perhaps those in the Scottish (and UK) governments need to be asked questions about the pitiful levels of funding for what appears to be a killer disease.

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“Over and Gone “

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Monday came and suddenly our holiday was over,typically the sun was out and shining brightly,although it has to be said that the north wind was still blowing,so it wasn’t exactly hot. With new gear to put away ,as we packed the van, we had too organise in such away that we got it all in and with a bit of juggling it all fitted. I went to the office returned the gate pass key said how much we’d enjoyed ourselves despite the weather then returned to the van.On the way home we visited Diss and Thetford in the hope we could find a nice pub in a nice town,unfortunately both were very disappointing and we ended up at a McDonalds on a retail park in Thetford.

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After a period in slowing moving traffic and another 90 minutes of time we were back at home.
Naturist Camping in poor weather ? Not that bad providing the temperature is reasonable and the facilities are good. You have to have a tent that doesn’t leak of course and a itinerary that allows you to do other things if the weathers to bad to stay naked.

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What of Broadlands as a venue ?
Excellent and worth a visit, as with most naturist clubs run by committees,volunteers and the odd member of staff, some bits  look a little dated but everything worked and all the showers and toilet facilities were modern and clean. Would I recommend it to others….of course.
The only shame is we couldn’t stay longer and that generally we don’t get much chance to camp for longer that a weekend.

 

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I love places I can completely be myself. Only a few other women were topless at this beach, which was okay because the statement of unity was shared across the shore. // #100daysofhappiness / day 20 #shotbythehart #Chioggia #embraceyournakedness

La España naturista en los años 70

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En la España de la democracia recién estrenada, el verano de 1978 iba a marcar un gran hito en el proceso de liberalización individual. Aquel verano se impuso en las playas mediterráneas la moda del “monobikini”. En Tossa, en Benidorm, en Torremolinos el panorama de mujeres sin sujetador ofrecía un plebiscito abrumador. En más de una ocasión, señoras maduras con senos estrepitosamente desparramados, ofrecían su desnudez de cintura para arriba, llevadas por el imperativo de la moda con la que nos poníamos en cabeza de los países más “progres”, un bandazo muy propio de nuestra idiosincrasia, tras años de haber sido la reserva espiritual de Occidente.

La innovación no estuvo privada de sobresaltos. En una playa, unos jóvenes al parecer chapados a la antigua, decidieron desnudarse y se negaron a volver a cubrirse con sus ropas hasta que algunas chicas que tomaban el sol a pecho descubierto, no se taparan…

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Croatian Church Relents, Allows ‘Thrones’ Nudie Run


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The scene, known as Cersei’s ‘walk of penance’, is crucial to the plot, and as of today, it seems as if the Thrones producers have struck a compromise with Croatian authorities, allowing Joffrey’s mum the chance to have her nudie run after all. TMZ

Just because I’m naked doesn’t mean you have to be

Just because I’m naked doesn’t mean you have to be. Aurhor: Richard Foley

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Naked Kansas man raises eyebrows, but not the attention of police – www.ktnv.com:nudiarist2:

Naked Kansas man raises eyebrows, but not the attention of police –www.ktnv.com http://www.jrn.com/ktnv/now-trending/Naked-Kansas-man-raises-eyebrows-but-not-the-attention-of-police-273214581.htmlwww.ktnv.comhttp://www.jrn.com/ktnv/now-trending/Naked-Kansas-man-raises-eyebrows-but-not-the-attention-of-police-273214581.html

“That has some folks more than upset. Topeka resident Natasha Shamblin says she couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw this man. “I realized he was butt naked!” she says. She tells WIBW Channel 13 News in Topeka, “The fact that kids could be outside playing, or in their classrooms, he walked past schools, past churches. It’s really really disturbing and makes me wonder how many people are going to catch wind of this and think its okay to do that.””

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Family Nudity: Views Explored

Family Nudity: Views Explored:Two or so very well written opinions.

Families should be able to talk about everything, because these are the “Full Trust” relationships in life! Protect them!

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Nude-Friendly Cities.

Everyone should have a right to be nude when and where they please. The idea that the human body is offensive and will harm children is baseless and irrational. The only reason people cling to that out-dated belief is that they were brought up that way.

But there is no reason for it. People are harming themselves, killing themselves because they don’t like who they are. Is it because they saw nude people when they were younger?

No!

It is because they are constantly bombarded with sexually charged images of imaginary human bodies wearing ridiculous clothing (swimsuits or less)  pushing the notion that a one-size fits all culture is the only way to gain success and happiness. No wonder people are screwed up. Maybe if there were more real bodies people could relate to, they would be able to appreciate themselves and really make the world a better place.

Take back control of your body!

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Finding God in a Hot Spring

Finding God in a Hot Spring:This place is a day’s drive from my house and I have no excuse not to go.

There were shades of stone and shades of leaves and shades of sun that I had never seen before. And although I was completely fascinated and silenced by all of this, those miraculous shades did not care whether or not I marveled at them. They do not exist to be beautiful, they exist for the sake of existing.

People began to join us, and not once did I question my nakedness because I was not naked, I was simply myself—I was the Earth’s and the Earth was mine.

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All Nudist is Under Attack Once More! | The Naturist Page

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Here we go again! All Nudist Facebook page has been disabled to the point where the page is no longer visible. However so far it is still find-able via the search but when you click the page your own profile will substitute instead.

Last week they were blocked for 24hours This was the post he did for Facebook to block his page is found here. Here’s what All Nudist has to say from his post onall-nudist.com This time they suspect it was a troll that they warned to calm down or be banned, then a couple minutes later, the Page was gone.

Yeah, back in the doghouse again!  This time for posting an article about AANR’s participation at The National Conference of State Legislatures!  Fully dressed and nothing ‘obscene’ about any of it.

Someone reported it and FB’s robots took over, as usual.  This happens on a regular basis to those of us attempting to follow FB’s impossible rules, while pronography runs rampant and ignored.

All Nudist’s Facebook page has 7,621 followers and his back-up page has 1,503. For those of you who were on his main page, Please see his back-up page if you were following them. Follow “All-Nudist Friends” for updates.

Since this topic has come to attention, we too have a back-up page and would like to encourage you to follow our back-up page as well. Please also Like “The Naturist Page – Back-Up Site” as well in case this happens to us as well.

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Jeunes filles Sara jouant au push-ball à Fort-Archambault le 1er janvier 1926 © Marc Allégret

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Sunday Noon Nudist

A swim in nature, the natural way.

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Go Topless Day, Vancouver. From Ed Wong’s Twitter.

Go Topless Day, Vancouver. From Ed Wong’s Twitter.

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GET OUT: Equal exposure in the Equality State – Planet Jackson Holehttp://planetjh.com/2014/08/27/get-out-equal-exposure-in-the-equality-state/

“Mandatory covering of breasts sends a clear message to girls that their bodies are not their own property. How can she protect, love and enjoy her life if she doesn’t even think she’s entitled to own it? Boys receive the message that if a girl’s body is devalued and not even under her own control, then maybe he can control it. These laws and perceptions enforcing the gender binary breed a culture of sexual inequality and disconnection.

I unveil my breasts because through constant exposure my pectorals become as garden-variety as ankles – once considered wholly indecent in Victorian times. I unveil my skin for I am so much more than a body assigned female at birth. Sovereignty over one’s mind and body is the most basic human right one can practice having. But it does takes practice.”

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centauri4-naturism:

In conjunction with the recent launch of the trade, business and lifestyle promotion organization NACORBA.org, I want to let all tumblr Followers and those who may see this content only once know I am available to assist withcontent creation.  I will be happy to:

  • Compose new copy based on a current website or Facebook presence.
  • Compose a slogan or caption to accompany an image (one you submit).
  • Interview owners regarding the history or vision for their business.
  • Interview members regarding their adoption of social Nudism, life as a Nudist, best experiences while nude or even WORST experiences(because even these present an opportunity to learn and grow).
  • Travel to Nudist or Naturist venues and compose body-positive, lifestyle positive photographic images and assist with printing or print layout tasks (I use simple, free tools to edit and compose images for tumblr).
  • Assist in the recording of social Nudist video, audio clips, radio commercials, soundbites, MP3 files, etc. (each item should have the opinion of five to seven people NOT participating in its production to get an idea of how it will be received).

If you have enjoyed the content of Naturism as a Way of Living either in its entirety or partially, I invite you to contact me and tell which Posts have been the most meaningful to you!  Please tell your friends, neighbors, fellow nudists and anyone curious about nude recreation or nudist living about this tumblog.  Since NaaWoL‘s creation I have worked to assemble the best images the Internet has to offer, created a few of my very own (featuring myself), or modified other images in what I believe has been a “lifestyle complimentary”manner.

There is a little humor meant to be in my images occasionally, and as with all things this is meant to convey the idea that “if we can’t laugh at ourselves, something is definitely wrong.” and I hope this also comes through in the blog.  Thank you, ~ Centauri4, May 8th, 2014

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News Irish News

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It’s only a matter of weeks before the movers and shakers of the nudist world descend upon Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim for the 2014 InternationalNaturist Congress. Delegates from 30 naturist associations will take part in the four-day festival, visiting an

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Nude News Preview 28-08-2014

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A preview video of the latest edition (28th August 2014) of the Nude-News for Nude-Muse Magazine. This week Ariana brings the Nude world news, Angela and Celeste go to the Go topless day event in Byron Bay, Erin brings nudity in Hollywood and Darcy-Mei does the naked rant.
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The Swimming Pool

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A day in a swimming pool with Miele and Franz

Special Thanks to Giancarla Mori and Mario Angelillo for the beautyful location

Località il Torrazzo di momeliano, Piacenza, Italy

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centauri4-naturism:

Naturism as a Way of Living:  Advice on one page, easy reading.

This is important stuff, but as I wrote above these are only my opinions.  Feel free to add to them, take away from them, re-write them, save them and reprint them anywhere you want and in whatever format you wish.  They are opinions but they may help SOME in thinking through the issue and coming to their own understanding of the social environment and how it applies to their own family situation.

If YOU are planning on appearing in a bikini, being partly naked or fully naked in a digital photograph, offline or online, this article is not meant to preach the value of one truth or another to you, but it is offered as an aid to helping think about it.

Nudists believe all bodies are beautiful and should be respected.  Looking at someone while they are nude is not wrong, but treating them differently because they enjoy being nude definitely would be!

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Love On the Rocks

IMG_7436Who says summer is packed and on its way to the Departures gate? Not us, not after spending an afternoon under the 90-degree sun in Central Park this past Wednesday. It was like an outdoor sauna, and just what we needed as a prophylactic against the end-of-summer blues.

We hit two spots in the park that we’d never been to before (and isn’t it wonderful that after four summers Central Park still has spots we haven’t been to?): the luxurious, edenic East Green…

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…and the blessedly private “Dene,” a little grassy nook up a flight of stone steps from the main body of the park, tucked away between giant boulders. Thank you, Olmsted and Vaux!

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There were 15 of us in all, though people came and went as the afternoon wore on. Reading material ranged from Italo Calvino’s If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler to a Preacher graphic novel

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to an advance copy of Naomi Novik’s amazing amazing amazing new fantasy novel, Uprooted.

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We had two documentary filmmakers with us, and two screenwriters, and one person just back from the Cannes Film Festival…so it was sort of a Hollywood-themed event, accidentally. But other luminaries from other fields included a professional dogwalker and a food-stylist in training. We contain multitudes. 🙂

And there’s still more to come. As always, if you’re interested in participating and are a body-positive New York woman (or planning a visit to NYC from somewhere else), drop us a note at toplesspulpfiction@gmail.com — we’d love to hear from you.

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Travel In The Raw Scarlett-Morgan Season 1 Episode 3 Preview

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The Third episode of Travel In the Raw with Eden/ Scarlett-Morgan, as she goes for boat ride up the tweed river. On the way she stops for some fishing and exploring a deserted island. All done totally nude.
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Re: If public nudity was made legal.

Yes, if there were a few other nude people.
But when you think about it, if nudity was legalised, usually there would be some means behind a law change. Which would mean the population probably wouldn’t be surprised or offended if they saw people nude in public areas.  So if that were the case, weather permitting, I would eventually never wear clothes again  .
But what’s the likelihood of that happening (one can dream  )Also @Ed  , that made me laugh

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TrueNudists.com Review | The Naturist Page

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After many years going on TrueNudists.com all I can say is that it has gotten worse than the past. It’s no wonder ANNR revoked AANR status on this page. I went in chat to evaluate the chat and all i got was a clan of trolls who only want to put one and other down and step on peoples faces because from what it seems as they only have a one track mind when it comes to new people when i’m not new to this chat but have a new handle. When i entered the chat and told them I was there to evaluate the chat all they had was negative feedback and only wanted to bash me because in their eyes I was new with a bank profile. even if you have a bank profile they are too hostile with you and just want to troll you. My advice…

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Sima bog near Moscow

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Initially you wouldn’t think of a bog to spent your day but it really looks like fun.

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There is a very pretty bog not too far from Moscow, and it was one of the most interesting places where I’ve enjoyed outdoors the natural way, naked. It is a peat bog called Sima at the Zvenigorod Biological Station of Moscow State University, where I spent quite a lot of time during summer practices in my student year. It was so nice to come back there a few years later. Student excursions aside, it’s an ideal place to find oneself at peace with nature.

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Sima is a relatively small peat moss bog surrounded by fir-tree forest.
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The bog is outlined by a stretch of smaller-than-usual birches and pines, as well as blueberries and rhododendron. There were no berries of course, when I visited in May, but rhododendron bush was in full bloom.
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maxwell-d: Camille Rowe-Pourcheresse Lui Magazine #10…

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Camille Rowe-Pourcheresse
Lui Magazine #10 September/2014
«Free The Nipple»
photographed by Maciek Kobielski

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This is how to wake up in the morning: read the paper, have some breakfast, start on work, ease into the day.

What about putting on clothes?

Why? They get in the way and are not part of a relaxing morning.

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benudetoday: Like & ReBlog if you agree!Be…

benudetoday:

Like & ReBlog if you agree!

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Being Responsive To The Weather – S.A.D.

There are clouds and shadows in the early morning.There are clouds and shadows in the early morning.

I woke up at 5:15 this morning, the same as yesterday morning, in order to put the coffee on. My wife goes to work today and starts at 6:30. It was still dark outside as we sat in our living room drinking our coffee staring out the window waiting for dawn’s light to approach. Finally it was time for her to leave. She has a short walk to work, so she leaves at 6:15, the same time as I took today’s photos. This is the view our our living room window. As I am entering this text, thunder is filling the air waves and the skies are getting darker. This is not the weather that local farmers want as they struggle to get their crops off the fields now that it is harvest time on the Canadian prairies.

window into darknessLooking out, hoping that somewhere a break in the clouds will give sunshine.

S.A.D., or Seasonal Affective Disorder, is a real part of many people’s lives. Some people are almost not affected at all by the diminishing of light, at least not until there is a long stretch of time when the sun’s rays are absent. For others, there is a quick response to overcast skies leading to a sadness of spirit. I fall somewhere in the middle but it does seem to be getting worse for me, especially when I would be able to spend time outdoors basking in the sunlight while nude. I guess that makes it a psychological response as I respond differently in the winter when going outside while nude is more than impractical.

The skies are now weeping as their tears are blurring my vision out of the window. I can almost feel the anxiety and fear of my farming neighbours. Maybe the sun will peek through later today..

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Dusk #sunset #moon #tree #cypress #cypresscove #dusk #nudist #nudistresort (at Cypress Cove Nudist Resort & Spa)

Apart from the “standard stuff”, what can a Nudist Resort do differently in the area of Hospitality?

I mean, hospitality is tending to a guest needs and making them comfortable to such a degree they want to return and receive MORE of the same treatment.  This is my very simple definition and one intended to highlight my lack of formal training in the restaurant and hotel business, so I hope I have accomplished that goal.

A few things I could think of that WOULD be awesome if I ever encountered them are:

  • 1). Having FREE hygienic, disposable wipes in restrooms (in support of clean bottoms).
  • 2). Supplying guest rooms with assorted FREE samples of sunscreens and tanning lotions (possibly by contacting manufacturers and getting single application sized marketing samples).  The front office then needs to be sure to carry larger sized bottles or containers of the same products so that if a guest tries and in-room sample and loves it, they know where to go for more![/list]
  • 3). Incorporating ANY other service normally requiring an ‘extra’ fee into the guest stay (such as 1 or more pre-paid massages by an onsite masseur, or including a introductory Yoga lesson).
  • 4). Including ANY sort of pre-paid option MOST guests require, request or typically add to their “Tab” while staying at a Resort (such as a FREE breakfast – or priority serving if there is a buffet, or a FREE pre-paid movie).
  • 5). In case nobody thought of this feature: Providing “Premier” guests with a better Class (higher speed) of Internet access reserved exclusively for the ones renting a room or RV space (versus Day visitors of those only renting a camping spot).
  • 6). Having an onsite “Business Center” staffed with a Receptionist and Office Specialist where guests could arrange to have business calls forwarded, documents typed or organized, PowerPoint presentations created, or other business services (in such a way that business professionals have an onsite “value added” service enabling them to better enjoy their “Free time” while at the resort).
  • 7).  FREE child care services – as provided by a professional staff Nanny (so parents and couples with children actually get a ‘Break’ from some or all of their child-rearing responsibilities).

Aside from the items I listed here, I can also think of learning special dates in frequent guests lives such as Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduations (imagine a college or university graduate inviting close friends to a Nudist Resort for a party and them saying/think: ‘Wow! I had no idea X was a Nudist!’ and other important occasions where a post card or customized e-mail invitation could be sent to the guest inviting them to celebrate their occasion at the resort.

All of these things are quite doable and I do not believe I have ever encountered anything like them.

Idea submitted for consideration August 30th, 2014.  ~ Centauri4

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Topless Protect for equal rights for women 2014

Topless Protect for equal rights for women 2014:Flickr album pictures of Denver’s GoTopless Day.

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Quote from Abraham Lincoln

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23 Female Cartoonists On Drawing Their Bodies

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What happens when women draw their own bodies in a medium that has represented them so poorly? Female Cartoonists On Drawing Their Bodies Kristen Radtke, a BuzzFeed Contributo, looks at this issue at: 23 Female Cartoonists On Drawing Their Bodies.

Barry Lewis: Why are there so many naked people on TV?

Barry Lewis: Why are there so many naked people on TV?:Yep, another smart-alec columnist with a “naked people are icky” column.

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GoTopless.org – Interview with Donna Newman

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Go Topless Day (GoTopless.org) was celebrated on August 24, 2014 in location all around the world by the Raelian (rael.org) movement. The South Florida event was held at Haulover Nude Beach and I got a chance to speak with Donna Newman, the event organizer.

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GoTopless.org – Entrevista con Raquel Vergara y Jesus Rojas

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GoTopless.org ha promovido Ir Día Topless desde hace varios años y la movimiento está creciendo! Este año no fue la excepción con celebraciones que tienen lugar en todo el mundo. El evento local del Sur de la Florida se celebró en Haulover Playa Nudista el 24 de agosto de 2014. Dos de los organizadores del evento, Raquel Vergara y Jesus Rojas nos dicen todo sobre el movimiento y más …..
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Facebook: “Your account has been disabled” | The Naturist Page

Happy Bare:

This happened to me!

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A friend of mine had his account disabled and removed from Facebook. According to Facebook, his account was disabled for, “Uploading sexually explicit photos”, “Sharing content that contains sexually explicit language” and “Engaging in sexual solicitation” Well now.. I had a view of his screenshot of the message (below) and It does not even contain ANY of the above.

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I’d be careful who you friend on your account. don’t just friend anyone. friend only trusted people so this does not happen to any of you and make sure your posts are to friends only and not public posts. An example of what I mean is below.

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If you have your posts Public, everyone who is not on your friends list can see your profile postings. When someone reports your photo, it’s not a human that reviews the report. its all automated. They get so much reports to process they…

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runningbare711: Freda Kalo

runningbare711: Freda Kalo
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Freda Kalo

FG_AUTHORS: Naked Artists, Photographers and Musicians…

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Feeling A Bit S.A.D.

Back at home waiting for the day to warm up.Back at home waiting for the day to warm up.

It is cold out, only 7 degrees Celsius. However, the skies are clear and the forecast is for twenty degrees by this afternoon. I have a few tasks ahead of me for later this morning. I will be hanging out the bedding from our camping trip, mowing the lawn, and a few touch ups to our camper in order to get it ready for another journey, this time into the deep country, far from towns and cities.

Of course, all of this should make for a good time, but for some reason, I am S.A.D. – that is, I am missing nude time outdoors (and indoors) where sun can bathe my body and making it feel truly alive. Being outside in sunshine with all of my clothing on isn’t the same thing though it is better than not having any sunshine at all.

In a few moments I will be taking time out for my morning meditation. I am waiting for the room to warm up. I use a plug-in electric heater in my meditation space as a way to make nude meditation more comfortable in our house which is kept as cool as possible without using the air conditioner. I will return later, hopefully with a more upbeat and positive post.

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Nudism/Naturism washes away shower hangups

Nudism/Naturism washes away shower hangups
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Sigh . . . How much analysis do we need in the wake of an ESPN reporter’s ridiculous item — for which the network apologized — on how St. Louis Rams rookie Michael Sam (who is openly gay) is fitting in with his teammates in the locker-room shower?

Ton Dou’s vacation at Sunsport Gardens.

Ton Dou’s vacation at Sunsport Gardens.

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awaitingthegreatcollapse: Neither nudity nor touch are…

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Neither nudity nor touch are fundamentally sexual. I have recently been thinking about how awkward people seem to be; correction; how awkward society teaches people to be, around their own bodies. Sometimes my nipples itch. Sometimes my crutch itches. And I should be just as comfortable scratching my breast as I would be scratching my arm. There is nothing dirty or weird about touching your own body. It’s yours, you can do what you please with it.

Both nudity and touch should be seen as the natural thing they are. However, I have a feeling tumblr won’t agree, so this probably won’t stay up for too long. Anywho, here’s me touching my body. Not because I’m horny, not to make someone else horny, but because I like touching my body.

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Facebook: “Your account has been disabled” | The Naturist Page

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This happened to me!

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A friend of mine had his account disabled and removed from Facebook. According to Facebook, his account was disabled for, “Uploading sexually explicit photos”, “Sharing content that contains sexually explicit language” and “Engaging in sexual solicitation” Well now.. I had a vie

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Could you ‘bare’ to socialise naked?

Could you ‘bare’ to socialise naked?:Nudism is nearly illegal in Ireland, but there are a few brave souls:

It’s dusk at a small hotel in rural Munster. In the bar, 20 out-of-towners have convened. They range in age from early 20s to mid-60s. More arrive, introduce themselves, and join the group in the corner of the bar. They don’t have much in common, but in half an hour they’ll all be naked. They are here for the monthly Irish Naturist Association nude swim and sauna.

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6 out of 10 charged in nudist event jailed and fined


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” Outdated Attitudes “

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The weather has been rotten for the last two days and during this time events and conversations have made me wonder if, attitudes have ever really changed in certain countries or whether once again we are just fooling ourselves. Over the years and definitely since the 1960’s attitudes in many areas of life have changed tremendously, especially with regards to race, sexuality and the balance between the two sexes. When it comes to genuine attitudes around the world things have moved on but in the UK and America especially, attitude are still on the whole still very ‘Victorian’.

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In France, Germany, Spain and many other European countries the attitudes to life and naturism especially is very live and let live, where here in the UK and in America is very hush hush, don’t tell anyone, hide it away and the urge to control things comes from the powers that be.

What is it with people in the UK ?

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It happens everywhere just as I mentioned in earlier posts about Holkham, where innocent naturists get the blame for what others do.It also happens in society with people telling shops what they should put on the newstands and also what they should advertise. How dare they ! It comes from the police in how they deal with the public and interpret the laws of the land. Police for example would rather send 4 police cars racing to the scene where someone is skinny dipping than send them out to real crime scenes, catch real criminals and apprehend people who commit real offences.

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Social media comes into the spotlight often with people being interviewed by police after posting an opinion on Facebook or twitter. The FA also seem to think they’ve a right to chastise a football player for something that’s nothing to do with football.  This sort of behaviour is happening everywhere, employers seem to think they have a say at what employees post on social media, while at home and others try to gag posts that say or imply nothing derogatory at all.

Where will it all end ?

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Freedom of expression is a universal human right. It is not the prerogative of the politician. It is not the privilege of the journalist. It should not be the casualty of their skirmishes nor regarded as a matter of little importance to anyone else. Freedom of expression is fundamental to a democratic society. Democracy after all is government by the people. This should require the participation of all. It would be meaningless without information to inform, debate, shape policy, or found judgment. Proper democracy entails an open society. Social media searches out and circulates information, ideas, comments and opinion. It provides the means for a multiplicity of voices to be heard and should not be silenced unless maybe when it hurts others personally. The Human Rights Act 1998, incorporates the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law, which includes both rights to the privacy of the individual and the rights to freedom of expression, open justice and to protection of private life

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Naturism is no stranger to these Victorian attitudes either with many people going to such extreme lengths to keep their naturism secret. At a meeting last year I heard more than one person say “advertise as a club…we couldn’t possibly so that…what would people say” at the same time others said “we’d be silly not too”. Nearly all naturists enjoy this wonderful lifestyle and at the same time want it to flourish. Clubs complain at lack of members then do nothing to encourage people to join, some even put outdated rules and constitutions in the way which really does put people off joining most organisations. Some venues go textile some just close due to lack of numbers and this is such a shame, when just a change of attitude and proceedure is necessary.

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Singles and couples just want to turn up at venues, events and locations get undressed enjoy their day with the least hassle possible(they get enough hassle at work) and at the same time they want to live life as they would at home. Naturism presently (in the UK especially) is lacking the younger generations to help the lifestyle to grow, why this is a problem I really don’t know, it’s not yet a crisis but one day clubs and organisations might fold through lack of numbers, something needs to change if its to prosper once again.

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nudiarist2: flying by cenevols

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A new Greek location

One of our most popular posts (still!) is ‘Mykonos: Gone in SL’.

While not naturist, I would say that it certainly was naturist friendly, a blind eye turned, as it would be in RL Greece, to a bit of sim-edge skinny dipping 🙂

It was a marvellous sim because the whitewashed buildings against a blue sky made for the most wonderful photographic light, just as it would do in RL.

So I’m delighted to report that there’s not one but three Greek styled sims (kind of modelled on ‘Ancient Greece’ to some extent, but with air beds floating on a crystal clear blue Aegean to suggest that there’s some sense of modernity in the sim).

You can find them here, here and here.

You’ll also find a report on them at Uccello Poultry’s blog. For those of you who are interested, Uccello also tries to do a Topless Tuesday posting most weeks (scroll down her pages for that).

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Harry, who took the photos at the Bohol sim (the first of the three I’ve offered) gets very excited by sims such as these, due in main to the light quality. Note that the sims aren’t naturist, but I wouldn’t anticipate too many issues with you being nude there if you’re discreet. 🙂

Models: Judy & Alan

 

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Miley Cyrus poses naked with bunch of stuffed animals


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The photo shows the blue-eyed beauty laying with a bunch of stuffed animals around her, reported E!Online. Cyrus, 21, posted the black-and-white photo on her Instagram, with little happy faces covering her modesty. “@vmagazine #rebelissue,” she …

Free the nipple campaign continues with a surprising champion.

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Kiera Knightley has posed topless in support of the #freethenipple campaign which I found surprising, given that she’s quite demure in her public persona (hooray for Kiera!). But it’s terrific to see people continuing to highlight the inequality that exists between men and women. I don’t just limit my understanding of #freethenipple to top-free equality, but as a mechanism whereby we could and should then highlight other male/female inequalities. The pay gap, for example.

You can read about Kiera’s reasoning for the shoot here.

 

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nudiarist2: I Spent The Afternoon Naked In Public And There Was…

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I Spent The Afternoon Naked In Public And There Was Nothing Weird About It – The Plaid Zebra http://www.theplaidzebra.com/spent-afternoon-naked-public-nothing-weird/

“I believe Stephane was right when he told me, “Self-censorship is the worst kind of censorship. That’s the one that kills the most free thought.”

I thanked Stephane for the beer and decided to take a dip in the lake before I left. I paddled around naked in the cool water and felt better than I could ever remember. I thought about the motto of Bare Oaks: “Free your body, free your mind.”

I’m sure many would disagree with that. How does nudity possibly lead to a strong and healthy mind? I can’t say that getting naked necessarily puts you on the road to free thought. But it is possible that those who are both clothed and close-minded have already missed the turnoff.”

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naugtyliz: #naughtyliz

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ANALYSIS: Should a naked Miley Cyrus be 18-rated? Or are David Cameron’s
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The idea is to bring the online music videos – such as Miley Cyrus‘ Wrecking Ball, in which the singer appears naked throughout, and Robin Thicke’s controversial Blurred Lines – in line with those sold on DVD or other physical media, which will be

Nearly time for Spain again & hipster beards

I’ve begun packing for what will be my last trip out to Spain this year. I think I’ve largely exhausted the ‘Postcards from Spain’ series, so I won’t be doing that this time around (although if I see something of particular interest I can blog, of course I will do that, reflecting RL naturism in SLN).

I’ll be interested to see if hair’s resurgence in RL naturism continues, as it seemed to be making a comeback when we were out there in June.

That’s hair in all of its constituent forms. One the head, in the pubic region, under arms.

Whether that was just the nature of the holidaymakers at the time, I’m not sure, but it was certainly more visible, as if a wheel had turned and naturists were once again embracing it after several years of razor tyranny. I’ll certainly be keeping you posted as to its state of play when I get there in a couple of weeks time.

We aren’t talking 1970s jungle here, you understand, there’s still a bit of topiary going on, but it’s not the vast, arid pubic deserts of before.

And it’s not just the ladies who have semi-retired or fully retired the razors. The guys, too, seemed to be re-embracing chest hair and, in noticeable numbers, beards. Hipster beardsseem to be this year’s thing, naturist or not, and there were more than a fair share of them on display in naturist circles in June and, once I’d begun noticing them, even up and down our High Street. There certainly were a number of naturists -some I even know by name- sporting trendy facial hair three months ago, and I’m anxious to see if the trend continues, both above and below the navel, given that there’s a different naturist demographic in September as there is in June (September’s when the ‘silver birds’ -middle aged naturists- return to Spain, the oppressive heat, the crowded beaches, the families of holidaymakers, have all departed).

So it’s good to see that Spellbound is offering a ‘monster beard’ that accurately reflects current High Street fashion codes. It’s priced at L$300, and certainly adds a finishing touch to anyone who wishes to sport that ‘hipster’ look, regardless of whether they’re naturist or not. But mark my words, these beards do appear to be part of the naturist fashion code right now!

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Fancy Coffee Friday: Tongue-In-Cheek Confessional

I sometimes call myself the “Accidental Nudist“, or another title I’ve used is

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Casa Blanca Hot Spring

Casa Blanca Hot Spring:THIS CLOTHING-OPTIONAL PROPERTY IS FOR SALE:

Hot Spring Soaking, Camping, Rentals, Retreat Cottage.

Casa Blanca Hot Spring in Tonopah, Arizona is For Sale. The asking price is $190,000which includes Stone Labyrinth, three more non adjacent building lots of one acre +- in size, including one which has a well on it that comes in at 105 degrees. Electric is right next to all three lots. Terms are cash or two thirds down and owner will carry the balance.

Casa Blanca Hot Spring offers the oldest home in Tonopah, two rentals in a separate home for income, several RV sites, and three soaking areas where soakers control the temperature of their soaking water. There is a small log building with a sink, toilet, shower and washer and dryer which go with the sale.

It has never snowed in Tonopah and it’s warm enough to lay out in the sun most days all winter long.

For photos and more information on Casa Blanca Hot Spring, please reply to
CasaBlancaHotSpring@mindspring.com

Naturally,
Camilla Van Sickle & Bill Pennington
Casa Blanca Hot Spring
Tonopah, Arizona
S\He Who Knows That Enough Is Enough
Will Always Have Enough.  ~ Lao Tzu

So Many Hot Springs, So Little Time….

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there was a local rally for women’s rights where a lot of women went topless and I’m legit getting into an argument on facebook with a ~friend~ because she thinks that it’s stupid and feminism isn’t important and I’m literally rolling my eyes so hard I’m gonna end up in another dimension

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The Nude-Friendly Office

I believe that office workplaces might be more relaxing if everyone would work nude. I mean, the space is temperature controlled. And when people are working in close proximity with each other while clothed, there tends to be higher tensions, more irritability, and a lack of empathy. That’s because clothing creates artificial symbols of status and cause rifts between people where the wouldn’t be otherwise.

As nudists know, it’s hard to get angry when both parties are not wearing clothing. Sure, sometimes things get stressful to meet the deadline, and people can’t pull their punches in order for the work to be done, but that’s not all the time.

So introduce nudity and see how competitions can become collaborations and the office can become more appreciative and supporting of itself.

Text by me. Model is Hayden Winters.

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Ellen DeGeneres And Chelsea Handler Have A Nude Shower Fight

There are ways to announce the end of your late night talk show: Humbly bring it up at the end of a show; or strip naked, take a shower, then have an argument with Ellen DeGeneres while still naked and wet — who you have never featured as a guest in the seven-year run of your show — and then reveal that your show is over. “Chelsea Lately” chose the latter.

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Nude beaches in the Vendée, France

The Vendée is a part of the Pays de la Loire region in France. Three is a long stretch of beaches, where yoi also will find naturist beaches or naturist friendly beaches. Below you will find a list of naturist/naturist friendly beaches. La Terrier The beach is located close to the town of La Tranche-sur-mer. […]

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Linda talks about fundraising for Naked. You can give here.

Linda talks about fundraising for Naked. You can give here.

French Knickers, cami-knickers.

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I’m not sure if naturism informs my sense of undergarments, and a sense of looseness and airiness around my nether regions, but I do adore French knickers (or cami-knickers as they’re sometimes known).

They’ve never, to my knowledge, been something created in abundance in SL. I guess that briefs, as panties, are easier to add as an under layer. And there’s some sexy lingerie around, no doubt about it, but still I yearn for someone producing a beautiful set of silk cami-knickers (or French knickers), as illustrated above.

I’ve trawled the Marketplace, without success, for something like those above, and previously toured dozens of lingerie stores.

So I was glad to see that Hilly Halaan has a free group gift billed as ‘romper suits’ that, in the panty element, are one of the closest pieces of clothing I’ve seen to replicate that style of lingerie. It’s free to join the group, and you get three colours in it. What has this to do with naturism? Nothing. It has merely been a bit of a rummage through my RL lingerie drawer and the excitement of me finding a garment that I’ve wanted to own in SL for ages. 🙂

 

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All-Nudist accepts the ice bucket challenge.

All-Nudist accepts the ice bucket challenge.

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Cops: Man arrested after advertising nudie show at Mt. Pleasant – wistv.com
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Investigators said that Skorman “was prescribing very strong narcotics in excessive dosages to people with little or no need for the drugs.”More >>. Investigators said that Skorman “was prescribing very strong narcotics in excessive dosages to people
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No sex, please, we are nudists


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No sex, please, we are nudists
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And in most cases, no sex as well, said Singapore nudist Roy Tan, who is part of the Yahoo online group SgNudClub. Naturists, as they are also called, riled the Malaysian authorities earlier this month when they found out that 18 people participated in

Drawing movement brings me Light

dessin-moi-5-wuafbaI’ve been hibernating for months now., I haven’t fed my blog,  written, danced, or even moved much (as in exercise)… but I’m still alive and I still need to draw dancing bodies, and also to dance myself. This need started gnawing at me again, waking me up and pulling me out of my lethargy. Unconsciously, I knew needed to dive back into this practice and slowly, I started to draw lines of a picture that I had  set aside of a ballerina in movement.

Every day, for weeks, I drew it, even if only for a few minutes. It brought my energy back, and I started to want to move again, to dance, to draw dancers… to enter into the dance of life! It’s amazing what an impact drawing dance has on my soul!

I feel an urgent need to find images of nude bodies dancing in order to carry on with this art-therapy journey. This powerful pull towards drawing dancing bodies allows me to feel at one with their movements, to release me from my fears that stop me from moving myself.

Because of my Multiple Sclerosis, walking or even moving have become challenging, and just going to a dance class can sometimes feel more like preparing for an expedition, but amazingly, drawing dancing bodies helps make it real… it takes on the colour, the  sound and the smell of a pleasure-filled trip to the beach, the feeling of a passionate desire to live, and to breathe! And it gives me the strength and the desire to move and to dance, as long as I can draw it I feel like I can do it!

I really want to draw dancing bodies with reduced mobility, or anyone else like me who has difficulty with movement, people  in contact with the fragility of their body (poor health, handicaps, etc.).

I keep thinking of Dave St. Pierre, a dancer who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, and who has this amazing energy, and a profound need to constantly defy the limits, to laugh at statistics, and to keep overcoming the barriers in dance, and the limits of the body. He doesn’t care about political correctness… he dares to always go further, to innovate, to shake up public insecurities, to show light where some see only fire. He has my profound admiration for daring, for his constant electrifying energy dedicated to not just face up to fears, but to smash down the walls of our minds. And he does all this with a body weakened by Cystic Fibrosis, always knowing that he will probably die young (35 years is the average). Fortunately, he received a pulmonary transplantation and he continues to pursue his dance projects, often working on several at a time.

I am asking for your help. If you have images of people dancing, ideally nude in order to be able to really feel and experience the movement while drawing, please dare to send them! They will go no further as the goal is only to draw them, not to expose them in any way. It would be a huge support to this art-therapy process, this journey, to help those, like me, whose movements are limited, to nonetheless live with and embrace movement… to join the dance!

– Méli

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Short video from the Naked Glow Party at Olive Dell Ranch.

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Naturism as a Way of Living hopes this type of responsible partying is an emerging trend for the future! In a dimly lit club it does not matter what you are wearing and there BETTER NOT be any “accidental” (read ‘unwanted’) groping, or else YOU will face the wrath of the group.

Any successfully implemented “Group mentality” means basic rules for appropriate behavior have been decided upon, refined and then approved. It only requires about ten basic rules to govern the groups’ behavior in the broadest sense; this is by my empirical observation of course, not academic or scientific research. It just seems as though the happy groups I have participated with had no more than a one page charter or definition of etiquette to guide them! I believe it is only necessary to adopt bylaws or articles if and when the group decides to invest in real property together.

A nudist Glow Party consisting of consenting adults, or even expanded to include entire families, sounds like great fun and there should literally be no more risk involved than a fully clothed party. Just as long as everyone knows the rules, respects the rules, respects each other and is not afraid to speak up if someone is disrespectful.

It really is that simple: Group self-policing and an appreciation of the privilege of attending a nude event are all anyone needs! I believe the enjoyment derived from participating in a Glow Party as I did a couple of years ago at White Tail Resort (an evening family dance event with glowing things), is a very special time! It was great fun and I know there were first-timers at the event, but I do not know if they returned to the resort again based on the experience of that night.

~ Centauri4

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Being Discrete

Debating if there will be a campfire - decision is negative.Debating if there will be a campfire or not.

Well, there is no doubt about it, one can’t go around nude in a public campground, especially when all the sites are occupied and people are sitting outside and walking around to check out the various campers. The best I can do is this towel-wrap that is held up by velcro. I guess you could call it my terry-towel kilt. However, once inside the add-a-room, the kilt becomes my sit-upon towel for one of the white plastic lawn chairs.

Being a nudist in a non-nudist world demands that a person keeps awareness on the outer world in the forefront. The last thing needed is to find oneself in a confrontational situation in the larger society with citizens who are highly disturbed at the sight of a nude human, especially a nude male who a bit older. Fear leads most to conclude that the male is a “dirty old man” who is likely to rape any woman on site or abduct children for nefarious purposes. There is also the likelihood that nudity in a public place would quickly involve the law. For a nudist, discretion is critical.

Being a nudist (or naturist) in this modern western world is a way of being that is a deviation from the norm. It doesn’t matter whether or not being naked is natural or not. The majority are clothed and are very averse to others being nude. This deviation from the norm places a nudist in the role of being a deviant. One has to realise that being a deviant, in essence, is not something that is inherently bad. Being a deviant simply means that one is markedly different than the collective. Sing when everyone only prays with bowed head on bent knees and one is a deviant. Pray when everyone in the community views prayer as a dirty word also makes one a deviant.

The need to survive, and thrive in both one’s need for being natural and being in community with one’s family, friends and community requires that we find the small spaces and bits of time for nudity so that bridges aren’t burnt. Yes, one can move into a naturist community and live nude twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week (weather permitting). But that almost sounds like a prison sentence in its own right, with locked gates and often a monitoring system. At least, that’s the way I see it.

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Why He’s Naked And Unafraid In Topeka

Why He’s Naked And Unafraid In Topeka:The most important concept of simple, non-lewd nudity, as many of my followers already know, is contained within the phrase: “Unless someone is exposing themselves or a sexual organ to gratify or arouse someone other than them self, it’s really not anything against the law,” said [Shawnee County Sheriff Herman] Jones.

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No sex, please, we are nudists


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No sex, please, we are nudists
The Straits Times
The site is a platform to organise naked events, as well as discuss nudist news, befriend others and share their overseas naturist experiences in, for instance, Hong Kong’s Cheung Sha and Pui O beaches. Tips are shared too. Changi beach, for example

For Mature audiences.

For Mature audiences.

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YNA Labor Day Gathering at Goodland 2014 from Young Naturists on Vimeo.

YNA will have their last summer gathering of 2014 at Goodland Country Club! Join us August 29 – September 1st, 2014 for an awesome weekend of nudie fun!
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actionhankbeard: SKETCH OF THE DAY Satellite

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SKETCH OF THE DAY

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A NUDIE DIGEST – August 26, 2014

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Diary of a Teenage Nudist

Diary of a Teenage Nudist:

Bianca is an 18 year old who, like many of her age, is about to go to university. Unlike most, however, she grew up in a nudist club. She was a naturist hers…

I think there are several different ‘Diary of a Teenage Nudist’ videos available online at this point.  I seem to recall one similarly titled, ‘My Daughter the Nudist’ or something similarly titled.  These first-person video blog or documentary testimonials are definitely worth sharing.

I guess at some point I need to do one!  ~ Centauri4

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“My ego had denied this inner nude self for many years, too many years. But, rather than regret, I am simply relieved to have been able to emerge..”

“Relationships Between Nudists and Non-Nudists”, on THROUGH A NATURIST LENS, August 18, 2014.

centauri4-naturism:

Nudity in sports is possible!  Actually, nudity would probably make quite a few sports more enjoyable, as long as the mosquitoes are kept away!

Here is a volleyball player “killin’ it”.

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Nagisa Okamoto – Her beach volleyball GIFS   HERE  or click above

Nude is how most sports should be played. Letting the skin breathe is not only invigorating, but moving the body only increases the effect. Play nude!

Being nude, or without clothing shouldn’t be a legal…

Being nude, or without clothing shouldn’t be a legal offense. Police have much more important things to deal with. Why add more to their workload?

 

 

 

 

 

Joy Ride // when life takes me to places I had no intention of…

Joy Ride // when life takes me to places I had no intention of going, I try to remember to have fun along the way. The journey never ends, make it a positive one. #100daysofhappiness / day 13

 

 

 

 

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Dannii coming this week 26-08-2014

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What’s happen this week (starting 26th August 2014) at Nude-Muse Magazine?
Dannii and Sophie will tell you about the models that are coming up this week as well as a peek at the the Nude-News.
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YNA Labor Day Gathering at Goodland 2014 from Young Naturists on Vimeo.

YNA will have their last summer gathering of 2014 at Goodland Country Club! Join us August 29 – September 1st, 2014 for an awesome weekend of nudie fun!
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GoTopless celebrates 501c3 tax exemption status

LAS VEGAS, August 26 – The women’s rights organization GoTopless has just received 501c3 tax exemption status from the Internal Revenue Service, thereby making all donations to the organization tax deductible, according to a statement released by GoTopless this morning.

“This is wonderful news on top of the great turnout we had at our Go Topless Pride Parades and other events held in over 60 cities worldwide on Sunday,” said Nadine Gary, President of GoTopless. “August 24 was our 7th annual GoTopless Day, which was timed to honor Women’s Equality Day. There was a great turnout for our pride parades and other events, with thousands of men and women showing up to support our mission, so how appropriate this is that we have received our tax-exempt status the very same week! All contributions to GoTopless will now be tax deductible.”

She said the GoTopless mission is to achieve the right for women anywhere in the world to go topless legally in public wherever men have that right.
“With the federal government now granting us public charity status, it seems more and more ridiculous for certain states and municipalities to continue banning female toplessness,” Gary said.

Yet local laws forbidding it are still very common.
“For example, one of our activists, Sonoko Tagami, was cited for indecent exposure last weekend on Chicago’s North Lake Shore Drive even though her nipples were covered and the supposedly exposed breast was actually painted on,” Gary pointed out.
Gary said Tagami and GoTopless will fight the citation through the court system.
“The citation was unconstitutional,” Gary said. “Equal topless rights for women is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution under the 14th Amendment.”
In most cities. Chicago excepted, the police had to escort the bare chested women through the streets.
“In San Antonio we were surrounded by men with rifles on their shoulders, thinking that our peaceful demonstration was to force them to give their weapon back” said Michele Laforce, the local organizer.

“In Los Angeles conservative Christians were there to remind everyone on how showing our breast would take us to hell. Violence and threat were the answer to our genuine peaceful protest but they were a minority as the huge crowd we gathered in cities like New York and Vancouver were highly supportive and more and more women are now daring to join our topless parties.”

“Our goal is to make the public aware of the unconstitutionality of the current situation, eliminate the double standard and free women from thousands of years of sex related submission” Gary said. “Our new 501c3 tax-exempt status will be a big help in raising public awareness of this issue.”

The naturist trail: ‘Once you try it, there’s no going back’
Pat Gallagher, president of the Irish Naturist Association, and his wife, Mary, are among the few in Ireland willing to speak publicly about the lifestyle. They started off by accident, says PatYou might think that nudists would be fairly visible and easy to track down. Isn’t there a latent exhibitionism in casting your clothes to the wind and stepping out mother-naked into the sunshine? An out-and-proud statement of personal freedom? But when I set out to find them, it turns out that many Irish naturists are keen to keep their identities, if not their bodies, firmly under wraps, and at least some of them are as slippery as eels.
A prospective encounter with a secret group of nudists from north Co Antrim looks promising until it becomes clear that the price of meeting them was the surrender of my own clothes, in the interests of creating “a level playing field”.
“Go on: dare to bare,” they repeatedly urge me. When I decline, pleading a preference for private nudity – I have no problem leaping naked into the surf on a remote Donegal beach, and have done so, but I don’t want anyone else around to watch me do it – the trail suddenly goes cold.
Or perhaps the Antrim naturists simply got cold feet. It wouldn’t be surprising, given the punitive attitude towards nudity in the North. Last month, following the apprehension of two skinny-dippers who were caught cooling down in the sea in Holywood, Co Down, during a heatwave, the PSNI warned anyone else thinking of stripping off that they could end up with a criminal record and a place on the sex offenders register. It seems that the sight of a naked body, particularly if it is male, is still regarded as an affront to decency by many, carrying the power to shock, traumatise and corrupt the innocent. No wonder the nudists are lying low.
Then I hear about a man called Pat Gallagher, president of the Irish Naturist Association. Pat is one of the few nudists in Ireland who is willing to speak publicly about his preferred lifestyle, to put a face, indeed a whole body, to his name. He lives with his wife, Mary, in the green depths of Co Roscommon and he’s happy to meet and talk. “Great,” I say, “I’ll take a trip down to see you.” We arrange to meet outside a bar in a tiny village, because he says I’ll never find his house if he doesn’t show me the way.Country roads
Finding the village, let alone the rendezvous point at the bar, requires much confused driving up and down identical-looking country roads, criss-crossing the county borders between Leitrim and Roscommon, reversing to check signposts and staring at the “no service” message on my mobile, while trying – fruitlessly – to access Google maps.
When I finally get there, Pat is waiting patiently in his car by the side of the road. He is wearing his Irish Naturist Association T-shirt. “Keep close behind me,” he says. “It gets a bit wild and woolly on the way to the house.”He’s not wrong. We turn into a long lane skirting remote bogland, which turns into an even longer, grassier, bumpier lane, the tussocks grinding on the underside of the car, overgrown brambles slapping the windscreen. Not a single sign of human habitation to be seen for miles around, just the bog stretching away into the distance, and a field of buttercups shining yellow in the sun. There could be no better place for a naturist to live in peace with himself and the world around him.
When we arrive, Mary is ready with tea and biscuits on the patio and Missy the Labrador bounds up to say hello. The couple, who are now grandparents, have enjoyed going naked for almost all of their long married lives. Former city dwellers, the seclusion of their country home means that they and their like-minded friends can strip off and walk around unclothed all day, with no fear of prying eyes.
“We started off by accident, really,” says Pat. “We used to get the lend of a caravan near a beach in Wexford in early June and we always seemed to get a week of lovely weather. There were never many other people around. I suppose we just started to relax and to realise that the only reason we were wearing these pieces of clothing – bathing costumes, all wet and heavy and sticky with sand – was to suit other people.”
So you decided there and then to take them off? The couple nod, smiling at each other. “I always hated that feeling of sand in your togs and trying to get changed with a towel clamped around you,” says Mary. “It was great to let all that go.”
Later, they became members of the Irish Naturist Association and founder members of the Dublin-based Club Aquarius, which meets every month for a get-together at a swimming pool.
Mary remembers that she was three months pregnant when she attended her first nude event. Didn’t she feel strange or self-conscious? “No, not really, because you quickly see that every type of person is there: big and small, fat and thin, young and old. And then once you try it, there’s no going back.”
“It’s a personal thing,” says Pat. “A freedom that you enjoy in the proper surroundings – on a quiet beach, not in your local pub on a Saturday night.”
Eamonn, a friend of the Gallaghers from Club Aquarius (he doesn’t want to give his surname), says that, for him, getting naked is about getting back to nature, an activity he has relished since his earliest days.
“Naturists just want to go the beach and enjoy themselves and not bother anyone, put a windshield up and have a picnic. We’re always getting asked if the men get aroused, but that’s not an issue at all. It just never happens. It’s a natural situation, not a sexual situation.”Eamonn has a theory that naturists are healthier people than the majority clothed population, or “textiles” as they’re known in the lingo. “They’re just more relaxed as people, you know? None of that guilt around the body. You never hear of any teenage pregnancies, or anything like that. It’s a healthy pursuit.”

Naturism tolerated
While the INA identifies 23 Irish beaches where naturism is effectively tolerated, and no member of the association has ever been prosecuted, nude swimming or sunbathing in a public place remains illegal in Ireland. Ireland is the only European country not to have an official nudist beach specifically designated by any local authority or council.
“One of the reasons that the law takes an interest is that people say they are offended,” says Eamonn wearily. “So we are the only species on the face of the Earth to be offended by the sight of another member of that species? It’s just ridiculous.”
Pat has spent decades campaigning against the prohibition on nudity. He drags out two giant scrapbooks, filled with old letters and yellowing press cuttings that document the long struggle for recognition and at least one beach to officially call their own.
“A lot of people enjoy naturism but they don’t want to stand up and be counted,” he says. “I’m a hands-on person. It’s just a funny quirk in my personality: I won’t take anything on and not finish it. I do get burned out every now and then, but then it all kicks in again and I keep on going.”
The naturist movement in Ireland is gaining ground. Next month, the 34th International Naturist Congress, hosted by the INA and supported by Fáilte Ireland, will be held at Lough Allen Spa Hotel in Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim. It is a matter of some pride to Pat and his friends, because it is the first time that the congress has been held in Ireland. Nudity will be part of the proceedings, of course, but only after the meetings are over. The congress is effectively the naturist world’s global agm, and there is serious business to discuss, especially around nudist tourism, which is worth billions worldwide, especially in Spain, France, Portugal and Croatia.
I knew I wouldn’t be offended when I saw Pat naked, although I thought I might be embarrassed, unsure of where to look or what to say. But after a moment of adjustment, in which I register the presence of his nude body, it feels perfectly – surprisingly – normal.
Standing in his garden in the late summer sunshine, he seems part of the nature all around him: the bees, the fuchsia, the apple tree, the ripening blackberries. If anyone is out of place here, it’s me, overdressed for the weather and holding a smartphone with no signal, wondering how I’ll find my way home again.

Link: http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/the-naturist-trail-once-you-try-it-there-s-no-going-back-1.1902782#

 

 

 

Paradise Found

Let me point you at Canary Beck’s web presence.

Canary has been doing wonderful, wonderful things in SL for ages, but if you’re new to SL, or new to SLN, or a long-term reader of SLN or player of SL, then it’s worth reminding you of this colossus of the pixellated world.

For example, Canary acts in and directs theatrical performance in SL, most notably performances of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’. The latter is particularly interesting to us as it features nudity and deals with the discovery of sexuality, being based on ‘the fall from Eden’ and Adam & Eve sharing that apple.

But as with everything Canary does, it’s done with style and grace and with a professionalism that equals any real life theatrical production. It doesn’t become less artistic in pixellated form. You could argue that it adds another dimension to the activity of theatre going.

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Photograph © The Basilique Performing Arts Theatre Company. Adam & Eve dancing in a performance of ‘Paradise Lost’

 

Indeed, Paradise Lost has proven to be so popular that it is back for a second season (ongoing between the beginning of August and the end of October).

You can check out The Basilique web site (the Basilique being the theatre which houses the productions) for ticket availability. Yes, you need to buy a ticket! Why? I’m guessing there needs to be some sort of limit to prevent a sim being laggy, and let’s face it, it’s such an ‘immersive’ (Canary’s own description) experience that there needs to be some sort of way in which to recoup costs (I imagine that there are costs involved in production). And, rather excitingly for me, it’s the act -as in real life- of making a commitment to go and see a performance, paying for it, planning your evening around that event. And it’s artistic endeavour, monetised in SL. Why shouldn’t those who put in their time and effort (just as with clothes, hair and skin designers) get paid for their work?

Originally, SLN publisher Howie Lamilton’s vision for his SL was to bring a ‘unique to SL’ music into SL and sell it exclusively in world, and build up a roster of like-minded artists who could produce their own work exclusively for SL. hence his ‘Second Life New Media Publishing Group’. His vision wasn’t for SLN at all, but a publication that highlighted SL’s artists’ work. A page on in world art production, for example. And had it grown legs, certainly features on the likes of Canary Beck’s work. For one reason or another that didn’t materialise and SLN was realised, partly because Howie is a RL naturist, partly because it was still a ‘naturist magazine’, ergo ‘an artistic outlet’ that partially fulfilled the role. Look at some of Harry & Diana’s photos for the magazine. While some are merely illustrative, others are highly artistic in their delivery, and it’s obvious that just because the subjects are pixels, the artistic thought going into them isn’t less than that if they were real life nude models.

And they aren’t alone. Many SL blogs feature terrific photography. The writing on many blogs is top notch. We are, in SL, a very artistic bunch, it would appear.

If you get the chance, try to catch a performance of the second season. And at least chase down the links to see what the almost limitless possibilities of SL arts production can look like.

 

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New Dogpatch USA Owner Announces Plans To Open Nude Theme Park on Property:Finally, a reason for me to visit Arkansas:

Pelsor said he plans on turning the property into a theme park once more, but not the original Dogpatch theme park. Instead, he said he plans to launch the first-ever nude theme park near scenic Jasper, Ark.

“I was a huge fan of Dogpatch as a kid, but one of the problems of the original park, in my opinion, was that everybody was required to wear clothing. If you’re going to have a water park, people should be able to swim nude, as God intended,” Pelsor said.

 

 

 

 

 

Singing and getting buff in the buff

Singing and getting buff in the buff
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Above: Members of SgNudClub at a gathering at a resort in East Coast Park this year. Below: Mr Albert Yam, a self-proclaimed nudist who overseas the SgNudClub on Yahoo, was arrested by Malaysian police for allegedly organising a nude carnival in …

 

 

 

Montreal Go Topless event draws a lot of interest (with video)

Does it surprise anyone that my report on Sunday’s Montreal Go Topless event drew many readers — more than 7,300 in my Gazette blof alone, a lot for a little blog like that one, which averages between 500 and 1,200 hits a day. But why so much interest in this event? Is it voyeurism on […]

 

 

 

Review of VH1′s Dating Naked Reality Show: Episode 1

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VH1′s “Dating Naked”: Episode 1 Guest blog by: Greg Evans I took half an hour today and watched episode 1 of the VH1 show Dating Naked. Until now I haven’t put much thought into this new series other than “Yay! Another nudie show!” I didn’t have any great expectations for the entertainment value. Like most …
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nudiarist2: Danish article on Matt Blum’s Nu Project #nuproject…

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Danish article on Matt Blum’s Nu Project #nuproject #nudity #bodyimagehttp://www.b.dk/nationalt/flere-uperfekte-kvindekroppe-tak

 

 

 

Social Nudity in Sauna

Social Nudity in Sauna:bodypositivemama:

Saunas in Europe are a good place to experience and practice social nudity. I went to 2 Saunas in Amsterdam last week. Clothing is not allowed in the pools, Steam Rooms, Hot wooden rooms. I went to mix gender sauna where you find men and women from ages 18 to 70. The Dutch , Germans and Austrians…

 

 

Comment on Paradise Lost (1) by Becky

Hi, I just saw this and wanted to thank you for featuring it. You are most welcome to visit the sim at any time, I’m not sure why you weren’t able to get in when you tried, but access is open now. Also, you might want to know we have a nude only bathhouse in the sim’s corner (inside the members club, which is free to join). Enjoy!

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Comment on Paradise Found by Becky

Thank you very much for featuring the production, and for mentioning that it’s a ticketed event. Yes, the production cost over L$250,000 to produce – costs that went to purchasing animations, wardrobe, specialised avatars and all their skins and shapes, sets, the theatre venue, and of course parcel rental for the sim in which it lives. To save your readers from chasing down show dates and tickets – here is the marketplace listing:https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/157622
Thanks again 🙂

 

 

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lets-flikker-nl: boylust: The new NBA: Naked Basketball…

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The new NBA: Naked Basketball Association

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still-notaskingforit: My Breast Are For Feeding

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My Breast Are For Feeding

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Weirdos

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In 1922, Bill Norton, the bathing beach "cop", is using a tape measure to determine the distance between a woman's knee and the bottom of her bathing suit

Are naturists weirdos? No, the textiles are the weirdos and here’s why. Plus Felicity, more standup comedians, and more…

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Photo: U.S. Library of Congress, National Photo Company Collection, LC-USZ62-99824. – In 1922, Bill Norton, the bathing beach “cop”, is using a tape measure to determine the distance between a woman’s knee and the bottom of her bathing suit on a beach in Washington, D.C. Col. Sherrell, Supt. of Public Buildings and Grounds, has issued an order that bathing suits at the Washington bathing beach must not be over six inches above the knee.

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nudiarist2: Ptdc0041 by Alexathens

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Ptdc0041 by Alexathens

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A nude photo in a gallery window

I found the below article on artnet. Isn’t it bizarre how much difference there is between perceiving a female or a male body? This has to change!!

Nude Photo in Gallery Window Gets a Rise Out of Neighbors

Cait Munro, Thursday, July 24, 2014

The photograph in question by Bek Andersen, in the window of Rivington Design House. Photo via Bowery Boogie

Lower East Side gallery Rivington Design House is in hot water with its neighbors over a photograph of a nude man displayed in its front window. Despite the fact that the image is not sexual or vulgar in any way, neighbors accused the gallerists of being unaware of or indifferent to the fact that many children pass by the Kenmare Street storefront every day.

The nude photo is the work of artist Bek Andersen, and is part of a show entitled “Clothed Female/Naked Male,” which seeks to shift the paradigm of nudity in art. “There is nothing pornographic or offensive happening in that photo,” Andersen told Gothamist. “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.”

The backlash from community members only confirms Andersen’s point—that we are so accustomed to artistic nudity being limited to portrayals of women that we find it offensive when the male body is put on similar display.

Despite the wave of complaints, there are no reports that the work in question has been removed from the storefront. You can see the photographs, as well as the offended passersby, until August 15.

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I went to the ‘Go Topless March’ today with my boyfriend and this is what we looked like. Also, my hair is blue now. 😀

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21st-century-disease: Topless NYC Protest. Best day ever. 

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Topless NYC Protest. Best day ever.

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Why We Objectify Men Without Guilt

Yesterday, Daily Beast writer Emily Shire argued that Jezebel’s nude rendering of Disney princes “perpetuates the same pressure on men to exhibit a certain

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Between ‘Go Topless Day’ and ‘Topless Tuesday’

Go Topless Day fell yesterday, August 26th.  I have to say it’s more of a north American phenomenon than elsewhere, but of course we’re going to support equal rights for women, wherever it is in the world. The ‘Go Topless’ organisation claim it to be their ‘constitutional right’, not an argument the rest of the world can necessarily make, but we support our north American sisters in their campaign.

While ‘top free’ equality may seem like something unimportant -suddenly stripping off our bras in Asda/Walmart is an unlikely occurrence- there’s a deeper message, one of the little ways, even in an enlightened west, that women aren’t quite so equal as men.

In other parts of the world women are definitely regarded as second class citizens, or worse.

I’ve no idea if Pookes had anything planned to mark the day, but I note that she has been trying to do a regular ‘Topless Tuesday’ feature while in charge, so I thought I should try to keep that little meme going, with a slight difference…this week making it ‘Topless Monday’, the day between Go Topless Day and a normal Topless Tuesday.

I’m still getting back up to speed, and there’s nothing ‘new’ in the pipeline for Topless Tuesday shots, so you’ll forgive me in using old shots (albeit previously unpublished) from the archives.

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Pru hops onto a merry-go-round at the end of an English pier. 

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On this August Bank Holiday in the UK it is, typically, cold and wet, so the top photo, taken at the end of an English pier, seems appropriate today.

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12 Famous Drawings Reveal How Artists Interpret The Naked Human Body

For as long as human beings have set pen to paper — or, drawing utensil to wall — the body has served as a special kind of muse. More specifically, …Read more: Nude Drawings, Nude Art, Egon Schiele, The Nakeds, The Drawing Room, Naked, Nude, Drawing Room,Drawing Museum, Naked Drawings, Arts News

Protesters shed shirts and march down Central to demand topless equality for everyone | Downtown Devil:nudiarist2:

Protesters shed shirts and march down Central to demand topless equality for everyone | Downtown Devil http://downtowndevil.com/2014/08/25/59316/az-topless-day-decency-equality/

“Just like we had to demand the right to vote, we want to be able to go topless. Back in the 1920s, when ladies had to be like, ‘Hey, if I’m working this hard I have to be able to vote.’ If I’m working this hard, I have to be able to go topless just like the men,” said event organizer Beatrice Ngonmbii, a member of the Raelian Movement. “If I’m warm and I want to take my shirt off, I should be able to do it without getting arrested.”

 

 

 

nudiarist2: Why Do Girls Wear Bras? – ‘The Why’ – American News…

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Why Do Girls Wear Bras? – ‘The Why’ – American Newshttp://americanlivewire.com/2014-08-25-girls-wear-bras/

“Many women wear bras because they believe bras provide support to their breasts. Those same women also believe it prevents sagging.

F.Y.I.: Susan M. Love, M.D., author of Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book—(does it come in large print?)—states: “This is largely a myth. (W)earing a bra … has no medical necessity whatsoever.””

Read more at http://americanlivewire.com/2014-08-25-girls-wear-bras/

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biteofmyapple: syntheticpubes: by Theo Gosselin I like…

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by Theo Gosselin

I like sunsets. Or sunrises, whichever this is.

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I’m a nude muse. I’m featured at http://nude-muse.com today. Click the link to see great photos.
One of my internet friends was inspired to do this #topless drawing of me for #GoToplessDay  What do  you think?

And it’s funny as Huffington Post just had an article today about 12 artists and their famous nude drawings: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/25/the-nakeds_n_5692887.html?utm_hp_ref=arts   MC

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TNT Magazine
Say cheese! Swiss parliament shock with ‘nude selfies’
TNT Magazine
The Swiss have suffered a double whammy of selfie embarrassments recently – they’re not so shy after all, eh? The land of fine chocolates, cuckoo clocks and even-tempered people was rocked earlier on this month when a parliamentary secretary was caught …

 

 

 

TV’s Top 5 Naked Moments

TV’s Top 5 Naked Moments
Adweek
… nudity on TV is nothing new, especially if your parents had a subscription to Skinemax anytime over the last 20 years. And even broadcast TV has gotten in the skin game. Here are our picks of the top 5nudie moments on TV. Take that, National

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Request for nude beach exposes rifts in outraged communities
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The KwaZulu-Natal Naturist Association is pushing for a nudist beach resort close to Mpenjati Nature Reserve, between Trafalgar and Palm beaches. If the proposal is allowed, it would create South Africa’s second official nudist beach after the Western

Dear Nude Parents,

Dear Nude Parents,

Hello, I am one of you. With two children of my own, I know what many of you who are new to the life have thought and worried about. I know the anxiety you faced the first, and second, time you allowed your child to bare it all in front of strange, naked adults.
If you have a daughter, I can relate to the absurd feeling that it was worse for her.

Heck, I had the pleasure of being with two toddlers in the embarrassing stage of body discovery.

I know you may have questioned the wisdom in your decision, and felt selfish because this was essentially all for you.

The fear of some freak, or a “good Samaritan”, catching a glimpse of your child.

You’re not alone.

But you have to understand: that’s not how it is. And sometimes it sounds better from an empathetic parent.

It’s not selfish. Children love being naked.

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I mean, does she look bothered?

The chances of someone trying to touch or take your child? Sadly, awareness is more prevalent in the nude community, and your child is at more risk when fully covered. ( As much as any child is covered nowadays. )

I know you’ve probably been told recreational nudity can only be sexual, and detrimental to a child.

But again, nay.

Studies have shown time and again that not only does it promote self esteem and hinder sexual activity, but it’s good for mental health. (I.E. mood, brain function, memory, etc.)

At the end of the day, you know your child, and you’d know if you were harming them.

So try not to feel like an awful parent, and remember the sunscreen.
Burned babies suck.

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Nudist group: We sing karaoke, play mahjong but absolutely NO SEX!

Nudist group: We sing karaoke, play mahjong but absolutely NO SEX!
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And in most cases, no sex as well, said Singapore nudist Roy Tan, who is part of the Yahoo online group SgNudClub. Naturists, as they are also called, riled the Malaysian authorities earlier this month after 18 people participated in a so-called sports

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The Ledges sign that says “you can be naked now” 😀
Skinny dipping & sunbathing at The LedgesCheck out the recap of our YNA trip to The Ledges & Abbott’s Glen in the beautiful rural Wilmington, Vermont!

 

 

Deadly Weapons // #100daysofhappiness / day 12…

Deadly Weapons // #100daysofhappiness / day 12 #embraceyournakedness #shotbythehart

nooo haha it’s pretty much more natural to be naked for me than clothed, same for him. we’re used to being naked and seeing others naked.

 

 

 

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Back In The Sunshine In The City

Camping in the city.Camping in the city.

We have arrived at the campsite in our local city and we have just returned from a fourteen kilometre walk along the nature trails that follow the river that cuts through the city. The paths form a set walking courses called the Meewasin Trail, With the walk done, photos taken along the way downloaded onto the computer, and supper eaten (it’s my turn to do the dishes), I find that I have some time for posting here. Unlike previous visits here, this time we have decent Internet service.

As I have an add-a-room for my small RV, an R-Pod trailer, I have some privacy in the campground if I stay inside the add-a-room or the trailer. To wander outside of these narrow confines would be more than a risk, it would be very stupid. Since I have no desire to tangle with the law, I will limit myself.

Now, with those comments out of the way, I want to talk more about sharing a home with a spouse that is not a nudist. In spite of the fact that my wife is not a naturist as I am, she does not get in the way of my enjoying being skyclad. We have established boundaries for when she is in the house so that my nudity doesn’t overwhelm her, a very sensible thing to do when a non-nudist and a nudist share the same domicile. She has tried in the recent past, a number of times, to join me in naturist venues. Though she has no issue with nudity or with other naturists seeing her nude, she much prefers to be clothed. It then falls to being respectful of her choice as she is respectful of my choice. It’s not perfect for either of us, but it is the closest that it can get.

To expect and demand a perfect world on either side would only result in losses that are unthinkable. We love being together and doing things together too much. It is the real respect by not engaging in persuasive activities and pressures in order to convert the other than then becomes the cement to strengthen our bonds built over the course of the past 44 years. How do you manage this dynamic if that is where you find yourself?

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Us Magazine
‘Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington is ‘a nudist at heart’: ‘I’ve got an addiction
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So what’s the naughtiest thing the “Game of Thrones” star has ever done? “I’ve got an addiction to skinny dipping,” he says. “I don’t know what it is. Maybe I’m a nudist at heart.” Umm, details please? Apparently Harington gets naked and swims
Game of Thrones’s Kit Harington Is Obsessed with Skinny-Dipping
Kit Harington naked confession: Game of Thrones star reveals he loves skinny

 

 

 

nudeliberty: Fun couple.

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Oh, tis Naked Reading Day, nearly missed it! The last one…

Oh, tis Naked Reading Day, nearly missed it! The last one apparently; the last officiated byNude Reading Is Sexy at least.

Well this year I have just started reading New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics. As the name rather gives away, it’s a book about Star Trek comics, a collection of essays which pretty comprehensively examines all the various series there have been, from the sixties until now. I’m barely past the intro, but it has contributions by some of my favourite authors, and explores something I’m interested in, so I’m looking forward to it.

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Paris, August 18, 2014

Mrs. Hidalgo,

First, allow me to congratulate you on your election as Mayor of the city of Paris. It is with great pleasure and interest that I noted your desire to make your city a “place of freedom, equality and parity.”

My name is Maryline Canin and I am France’s representative for the activist and non-violent organization, “GoTopless.”
Gotopless, an independent non-profit organization based in the United States, was established in 2007 under the guidance of spiritual leader, Rael, in order to promote gender equality. It is based on a simple premise: Wherever men are granted the right to be shirtless, women should have the same right to be topless, in the name of equality among all human beings. The Topless protests and demonstrations organized on International GoTopless Day that have taken place over the years have quickly gained a lot of support and, today, the event draws thousands of people each year on the Sunday closest to August 26. In fact, this year we will celebrate the 7th year anniversary of the event and “GoTopless Pride” parades are organized in over 60 cities worldwide.

In France, our first event was held in Paris in 2011 and it was obvious then that equality between women and men was nothing but an illusion in the Parisian capital.
That year, even before the approved protest begun, all six of the women who were still wearing their clothes and were getting ready to participate, were arrested, taken to the police station, and their right to freedom of movement and expression was literally taken away from them. Two hours later, they were released from the station and as they tried to reunite with the group they were unexpectedly surrounded once again by a callous police that acted gratuitously and whose sole intent was to prevent them from joining the rest of the group at the end of the march.

During our seven years of peaceful protests around the world, it is in Paris that we had the most misogynistic and disrespectful experience accompanied with unnecessary use of police force. In fact, complaints have been filed for false arrest, discrimination, and for restricting our freedom of movement and expression.

Equality between women and men must be applied in both the private and public sectors. And the projects you have outlined emphasize this. Your political resolve is undeniable and I would like to appeal to your sense of justice and equality by granting Parisian women the freedom to walk around topless in all public places where men are given this right.

It is currently not the case at the beach (Paris Plage) or at municipal pools where many signs warn Parisians to “not forget to wear their top and bottom” (see attached photo). Other municipal instructions threaten women with a fine of 38 euros if they wear anything indecent which includes going topless.

Is it right to invoke indecency simply to avoid addressing the laws that deal with gender equality? Women’s legs were once considered indecent in public, as was women’s vote! But gender equality has always prevailed.

We call for a true equality on our rights, one that respects the right for women to expose their breasts as men do. This is a fundamental right and no authority should have the right to dictate how women should behave or decide for them how they should dress, on the pretext that exposing their breasts would be indecent.
This change is unavoidable. We need only look at celebrities such as Miley Cyrus or Rihanna who often expose themselves topless, or at fashion shows that highlight women’s breasts, or at women who protest topless and seek gender equality around the world (I’m thinking about China!), or at women who travel around the world topless and post photos of their bare back on social networks to elude censorship (see attached pictures).

The New York community has already figured this out and, for many years now, has authorized women to be topless in public and requested that officers respect this right and not harass topless women on the streets. New York has dared. Why not Paris?

And for those who fear that such an event is an opportunity for men to show up in large groups, one needs not worry. Less than one hundred years ago, when men were allowed to go shirtless in public did women rush to see them? Not so. Then why should we assume that men would not be equally reasonable?
And even if there was an influx of men, all we need to do is remind ourselves of how Israeli Prime Minister, Golda Meir, reacted after a wave of rape incidents stormed her country. While the popular demand was to impose a curfew on women, her response was: “This is a problem that involves men, therefore, men are the ones who should be locked up.”

This year, our national event will be held in Lyon, on Sunday, Aug. 24. In addition to requesting a right, we have added a festive and awareness-raising feature by launching a “GoTopless Pride” parade celebrating the Pride of being a Woman and Pride of our nude breasts, just like the Gay Pride. If you recall, this Gay Pride March was made possible thanks to the relentless efforts of a minority that wanted to defend homosexuals’ rights.

In 2015, we plan on organizing a “GoTopless Pride” parade in the capital. With my American experience, I would be happy to discuss the preparations with you and the positive impact that such an event would have on the French capital. Should you agree to meet, I am available at your earliest convenience.

I hope that my letter will have caught your feminine and humanitarian attention as well as your sincere desire to work for the respect of gender equality. This project is everyone’s business if we want true female and male equality to finally become a palpable reality.

Respectfully yours,

Maryline Canin
GoTopless representative in France

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Yes, I have done it and challenged 3 people. All Nudist, Nudeyman and Happy Bare. i donated 25$ since I don’t make much money, but i did it for a cause. so far two out of three have accepted. All Nudist and Nudeyman. This is to help research for a cure for ALS. since the government feels that they can not make money off the cure for ALS they dont want to help. much like the cure for cancer. its cheap and easy to treat from what I told. so far i believe the number is 50M$ has been donated for ALS. Please Donate! This is my video of my completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! Enjoy! http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x24etkh_scott-redcloud-does-the-als-ice-bucket-challange-challenges-all-nudist-nudeyman-and-happy-bare_lifestyle

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Re: Nudist reality Show

I bet the judge will throw the case out. After all the moment she appeared in a show called ‘Naked Dating’ that would have ruined her creditably is automatic gone with some people.

Speaking of the show did you guys see the episode where the girl who was suppose to be a 2nd date for one of the fellas ending up leaving the show because she couldn’t stand to be naked with other naked people.  :56789Seriously did she think this out before auditioning?

 

 

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The Nudism and Naturism Gazette

The Nudism and Naturism Gazette

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All-Nudist.com Accepts The Naturist Page’s Nude ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!  video

All-Nudist.com Accepts The Naturist Page’s Nude ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!  video  Filed under: ALL-NUDIST.com shared articles…

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A Naked Rainy and Cold Day

A rainy and cold day.A rainy and cold day.

It is late afternoon, rain has been falling most of the day, and the temperature hasn’t yet reached 10 degrees Celsius. Needless to say, I have had no ambition to go outside. For the past two days, I have been outside playing games, eating, visiting and taking photos of another gathering of the in-laws – well at least some of the many, many in-laws that make up my wife’s clan. Late this morning, our company (two couples) left to their respective homes. The house is quiet again.

Though the company has gone, I find myself hiding in my office where I write and read while naked as the day I was born. This is a normal place for me to be, and a normal way to be there. Since I have been clothed since their arrival at my home, it feels good to be free of clothing again.

A few days before their arrival, I had been working on my latest book in my office, in my natural state, when the neighbour who has caught me naked a few times already, came into the house looking for my wife who had gone out for a walk with another neighbour. I left my office in my natural state and answered her question without startling her with my nudity, It was as if, it was just a normal exchange of information. No comments about my naked state were made when the short conversation concluded. Having her answer, she thanked me and then left.

Now, that is what it is supposed to be like between nude and non-nude people – non-judgmental acceptance of each other.

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Keep Calm And Get Naked – August Q & A

It’s almost the end of August!!!!  WHERE is the Summer going?  Aiyee!  The season needs to slow down!  As I sit here at my desk having my morning java and catching up on e-mail, I read several great e-mails from nudists following the blog.  I think today, I will blog a Q & A of some great questions / comments with my personal answers / observations following.  I REALLY appreciate all my readers, their input, and support of the blog!  THANK YOU.

1)  Nude Karen writes:  “I am a 23 YRO college nudist and I really enjoy reading your blog.  I think I have always been a naturist, but couldn’t really go nude until I came to college.  I grew up in a very wonderful family, but nudity was never an option in our house.  Generally speaking, I hate spending money on clothes and don’t really think we need so many of them.  It amazes me how much money the fashion industry spends promoting clothes that are uncomfortable, really aren’t flattering, and often times seem to sell sex to me more than serve any real purpose.  I suppose it’s a funny question to ask, but seeing how much you love the nudist lifestyle, do you own many clothes?”

Well, thank you for following my blog Karen!  It’s interesting to me, because our naturist beginnings are very similar.  I too grew up in a household where nudity was certainly not the norm.  It wasn’t necessarily frowned up on, but we were certainly rather modest so to speak.  I found time in my “growing up home” and out on the farm to relax naked, but like you, when I went to college, the clothes and a lot of negative feelings about myself came off – both literally and figuratively!  I believe that today, I am living the way we were made to live.  Clothes in my mind serve only one real purpose, and that is to protect our bodies when they actually need protection – from things such as cold, abrasion, injury, etc.  Where this is no risk of these things, it is much healthier physically and psychologically to allow our bodies to be unencumbered by the restraints of clothing.  I say, quit strangling your skin!  Feel and experience the world around you with your entire being – the way we are designed to experience it – nakedly!  You don’t mention if you are socially nude with others.  I was a slow starter – my largest regret in life is not being socially nude at a more early age.  I applaud you, because you sound very informed and comfortable in your skin!  It’s great to hear of people trying social nudity earlier in life!  Do I own many clothes?  Well, more than I need; I find that I HATE spending too much money on them; and when the opportunity arises to throw them out – I do GLADLY!

2)  Nude Chris writes:  “I live in the South where it can get really hot and humid during the Summer months and live in a house that does not have central air conditioning.  A couple years ago, while trying to fall asleep on a particularly humid evening, I decided to take off my pajamas and see if it was any cooler.  I did and eventually fell asleep.  Ever since then, I have slept nude and some times go nude in the house.  I know some people might find all of this weird.  Do you think I might be a nudist?  Your blog is so humble and you make going naked sound so normal and easy.  Thanks for sharing your naked life for those of us trying to decide if we are nudists too.”


While I have no “formal training” in blogging (if there is such a thing), I really enjoy sharing my very humble viewpoints on nudism and the lifestyle.  I appreciate your kind words and for reading.  What? You haven’t paid the dues, gone through the exhaustive training, taken the exams, been through the initiation process, and taken the oath of secrecy required to become a CERTIFIED nudist?  Ha – I’m just kidding you.  In my opinion, you’re just a human who has learned that it’s not such a bad thing to be a human.  It is, in fact, rather awesome to be unashamed and free of one’s clothes, and it’s easy to be happy for others when they are free of theirs.  You’re free to call yourself whatever you want, but yes, I think you are a nudist.  There are probably nudists of many degrees and levels, i.e. home nudist, vacation nudist, social nudist, etc.  I think it’s great that you have found how much nicer it is to sleep nude.  I suspect, if you were to try going naked with others, to visit a resort, hike naked, or any other numerous naked activities you’d discover how much you enjoy those too!  After 30+ years, I am ready to be a full-time nudist!  I say good for you and as you’ve read elsewhere in my blog, there are many nudist adventures and good times out there to be had.

3)  Nude Norman writes:  “I’m 42 YRO married male (wife thinks nudism is weird) and after reading your blog for several months, I decided to visit my first nudist resort this summer.  I had to drive 145 miles to get to the one closest to me.  It was worth the long drive and had a blast.  I’ve always liked being naked and thanks to much of what you write, I decided to give it a try!  I am curious, after all your years of being a nudist, have you ever experienced awkward or embarrassing moments?  Hope that’s not too personal of a question.  It was so natural (no pun intended) at the resort, I wondered if there are ever awkward moments.”

Hi Norman, I bet you met some really wonderful and nice people at the resort you visited!  Let me be either the first or among the first to congratulate you on trying social nudity!  I feel so humbled, that something I wrote, gave you confidence to visit a resort and on your own!  Kudos to you!  Probably, everyone, has embarrassing stories about segments of their lives – at one time or another – clothed, naked, or otherwise.  It’s not too personal of a question, but I cannot think of any time that I have felt embarrassed about being a nudist or while enjoying my chosen lifestyle.  I am only embarrassed for others, not myself.  Let me explain.  I have a time or two, been in a situation where someone (non-nudist) saw me nude and didn’t expect it.  Thus, I was only sorry how awkward it may have been for them.  They had no reason to be embarrassed for me, because it was natural and normal.  I have on a couple of occasions had interesting / rewarding experiences, where I have “bumped into” people at nudist resorts that I knew, but didn’t know they were nudists or them me – one being the person who cuts my hair!  It was rewarding, because it was just another one of those things we now share in common!  Often while getting my hair cut, we will compare notes on recent “Nakations” and destinations!  Believe it or not, I once use to be a fairly private, introverted, and shy person.  As a nudist, I am none of these things.  I am not ashamed of nudity nor embarrassed by it.  It’s the most natural thing in life!

4)  Nude Colin writes:  “I have been a nudist for about 15 years now.  I worked up the courage to visit a nudist resort and it was a liberating and life-changing experience.  To be quite honest, I felt so at home and the real me among these people, I felt like shedding tears of happiness.  Shortly thereafter, I visited a different club and couldn’t have felt more unwelcome.  I have three tasteful tattoos that are very meaningful to me and a couple of body piercings including a Prince Albert.  After paying my dues, finding a lovely spot around the pool, disrobing, and applying sunscreen, I was promptly asked to either remove my piercings or leave.  I left, but quite honestly I felt very bad about myself.  My ink work and piercings are simply expressions of who I am and done very tastefully.  Neither, were exhibited or meant to be sexual in in shape or manner, which I would have found highly inappropriate.  One of the many things I enjoy through your words and pictures, is the inclusiveness and acceptance your blog represents.  Thank you for recognizing that wholesome, social nudists do come in many ages, colors, shapes, sizes, sexes, with/without tattoos, and with/without body piercings.”

Colin, I appreciate you following the blog and your kind words.  Your musings strike me on so many different levels.  I cannot speak for one club or another nor would I endorse any policy; however, I do believe that most social nudists are tolerant and accepting.  We accept and do not discriminate based on gender, size, age, ethnicity, sexuality, etc.  Some people (through misconceptions) would believe that socializing naked would be strange, weird, immoral, etc.  Others, find tattoos, piercings, body hair removal, etc. equally strange.  Piercings and tattoos have not been allowed at a lot of nudist venues until recently, but their popularity has made them more commonplace and are now generally accepted, at least to a degree.  Change takes time, but inevitably occurs.  Personally, I try to live life with compassion, understanding, and acceptance.  I believe / feel that most nudists do.  I remember years ago (not sure if it is still in operation or not), there was a club who only accepted “smooth nudists and those males who were circumcised”.  Personally, that made me feel the same way you did when approached about your tattoos and piercings.  Just being “naked” makes some nervous and suspicious and as nudists we know we aren’t immoral or twisted people – we are living life naturally.  Piercings (particularly a Prince Albert and other intimate piercing varieties) make people nervous.  It’s quite simplistic for me, some nudists have piercings and tattoos, some do not.  Neither person is going to have sex in a wholesome, social nudist environment.  All too often, society sees naturists as hedonists.  This is, of course, not true.  We are, though, totally human and subject to human emotions, feelings, desires, and attractions.  For us to perceive someone with a nipple ring as being overtly sexual would be like considering a woman with makeup as offering herself for sex with anyone.  That’s just not right.  It’s BEHAVIOR that matters!  Sure, nudists have some protocols, rules, and customs, but there are also important things like good manners and understanding.

5) Naturist Aileen writes: “I LOVE your blog!  It makes me smile, happy, and often nod my head in agreement as a naturist of 25 years.  My husband and I both love being naturists and have no objections or regrets being proud AANR members.  Do you have any regrets or objections to nudism?  I suspect I know the answer, but just wondered.  In addition to being naked, what activities do you enjoy (something I always ask nudists when meeting them for the first time)?  Keep blogging!”

Hi Aileen!  We sound like kindred spirits!  I feel the same emotions, i.e. smiling, happiness, and nakedness, when I blog!  Congratulations on having a mate that equally enjoys the lifestyle.  I am also a proud AANR member!  Any objections?  Easy.  In TWO words:  ABSOLUTELY NOT!  Any regrets?  That I didn’t go socially nude sooner!  Life would have been that more wonderful and joyful if I had!  In addition to going naked, what else do I enjoy?  Well, I like to think I am a very diverse person!  I enjoy spending time with friends and family; cooking; good wine and oenology; country music (actually I like a little of most music!); reading on my Kindle; talking with / meeting other nudists; and pets!  And you know what, ALL of those things CAN be enjoyed naked!

I’d like to personally thank Karen, Chris, Norman, Colin, and Aileen providing me inspiration for today’s post!  I wish them and everyone a great naked weekend!  Stay nude and enjoy!

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Ton Dou meets Felicity Jones

Ton Dou meets Felicity Jones

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The Majority of Society Stigmatizes The Unknown 

The Majority of Society Stigmatizes The Unknown Originally posted on Freedom Fields Naturist Ranch:

This past weekend here at Freedom Fields Naturist Ranch an event was held to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Woodstock and we called it Freedom Festival. During our Festival we promoted healthy clothes free living alongside other like minded nudists and celebrated the music and times of

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Wrongful arrest in Craiova, Romania during GoTopless Day Aug 24, 14

Below is the recount of Toma Maricescu, GoTopless leader for Romania of the wrongful arrest of GoTopless Day participants in Craiova.

We went at the Mayor of Craiova on Wednesday, to ask for the authorization to demonstrate for GoTopless Day. On Thursday they said they would call me Friday to let me know their decision.

I made sure to also ask them what alternative they offered in the case that our request was turned down. Their answers was : “if we don’t receive the authorization to demonstrate, you can still hold up banners in our hands, but YOU CAN NOT give flyers to the people; except if people come to you to ask for more information”

It is exactly what we did, respecting the authorities demand. We showed up and no one gave out any flyer and in fact, the police was already there, waiting to stop us before we could do anything.

On Friday I didn’t receive any answer but the Mayor’s office had sent notice to the police saying that they didn’t approve of the protest. The police showed us the notice as soon as we arrived in the park. They explained that we did not have the right to protest because another activity was already taking place there. (which was not true!)

Anyway, they also said that we would break Law Statue 61 if the women went topless. The law bans obscene behavior in public. But it was funny because prior to the protest, both girls had “see through shirts” and the boys, myself included, had women’s bras on.

Anyway, the Police force present was actually the Local Police (they are paid by the Mayor), and they were waiting for us with 2 police cars sent there especially for us, of course!

After speaking with them for a few minutes and trying to explain to them that we were not doing anything illegal, they decided to take us to the Local Police Station, where they kept us for about 2 hours, and gave us each a $130 ticket……one of the girls signed the citation….the rest of us did not.

The citation stated that we were topless while none of us was. They also wrote that we had a protest, which we did not. One of the girls was French and doesn’t understand Romanian. So, when she refused to sign the citation in an unknown language and asked to be put in touch with the French embassy, the police officer took me aside in the hallway and said to keep it simple and not to mention the French girl in the arrest. The French girl refused. The confirmation of the citation with the fine should arrive in 2 weeks they said.
We have pictures taken in the park to prove we were not topless as well as a video from when we arrived showing the police was there and we did not even had time to do any protest!

 

 

A depressing kind of summer…

Away from SL I’m a bit of a news/politics junkie. This was the reason we’ve previously tried to do ‘political’ issues of SLN (and subsequently not published them). SL is largely politics free, on one level. To me, many avatars are living a hedonistic, bucolic existence, and there’s nothing wrong with that at all, and we all know that there are good causes -all manner of ‘pink ribbon’ campaigns, wigs for kids at the Hair Fairs, etc- that we support with our purchases, and in that respect there will be certain small ‘p’ political acts going on. Our ‘politics’ are that we want an end to breast cancer. Humanitarian politics, in other words.

But SL generally rolls on as a kind of political-free zone.

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I’m stepping back into the editorial role a bit early, my hand forced by Pookes’ unfortunate holiday lack of wifi and inability to post.

But before I do, and turn my attention to the next full issue of SLN, I couldn’t not mention the rather depressing state of world affairs over the past summer, a real world, and real world politics, that make me yearn for the occasional hour away in (naturist reference coming up) our own virtual garden of Eden.

The downing of a Malaysian airline over the Ukraine, ongoing events in the Ukraine itself,continuing bloodshed between Israel & Gaza, ISIS and their cold-blooded murder of James Foley, Vladimir Putin’s sabre-rattling, the threat of an Ebola pandemic, an Icelandic volcano threatening to erupt and possibly disrupt flights over the north Atlantic (and further afield?) and today, reports of an earthquake in California…the list of a world in turmoil goes on.

OK, the last couple are natural phenomena that could happen at any time, over which we have zero control, so there’s little we can do in that respect, but the remainder are mile-posts in a summer where there’s been a headlong rush to undertake ever more vile acts for no great purpose. Yes, I understand that Israel will say it’s protecting itself, yes, I understand ISIS want an Islamic state, yes I understand Putin is more imperialist than communist, wishing to glue the bits of the former Soviet Union back together again but, really, is it worth the mounting pile of corpses? No. Never. We get to share a bit of time on earth together, and we should really be making more effort to ensure that’s the case before we can claim the bit we’ll have forever…a six foot long by two foot wide grave.

I know geo-politics are complex, and I’m no expert, but surely there has to be something better than this.

It was particularly depressing to hear James Foley’s murderer speak in a British accent. A London (or certainly S.E. English) accent. My town! To grow up in a multi-cultural city, to be educated (in all probability) in a British education system, to be given free medical care at the point of service via our much-maligned but still terrific NHS, National Health Service, and then throw it back in our faces with such hatred and poison? Where did he learn such hatred? Each time this jihadist needed medical care, it was there for him. Britain’s far from perfect, but we can certainly look at our health service as one of the best in the world for everyone, not just those with adequate insurance. When push comes to shove, British values are right there in the NHS. Care and compassion for all. It partly defines we Britons and the values we proudly hold. It’s sickening to think that someone who has grown up with those values and who, if born in Britain, was probably born in an NHS maternity unit, beginning his life under the care of the country of his birth, can throw that back in our faces and value life so lightly.

I’m exceptionally liberal in my outlook. Whether naturism leads me to liberalism, or a naturally liberal outlook led me to naturism, I’m not sure, but I do know that the mindset of people like James Foley’s killer directly threatens me and my values, not just as a naturist but as a woman. And I reject the ‘values’ projected by these zealots outright.

We’re surrounded by news events like this every day. Which is why escape to a relatively politics free zone like SL is sometimes welcome. I do like to hop around the grid (sometimes I even get dressed) to see what’s going on out there. And it’s appalling to find that there are now pockets of division even in SL, nominally Muslim or Islamic sims where notices are displayed that blatantly, idiotically declare that the deaths on 9/11 are somehow inferior to deaths in Gaza. They’re not. In death, there’s no hierarchy. Each death is the same as another. A void for the family left behind, with the same degrees of heartache and suffering. Please, don’t bring those shitty values into SL. Equally, I find groups labelling themselves as ‘Muslim bitches for white guys’. Again, grow up, both in terms of your respect for Muslim women and women in general. There are no ‘bitches’, of any colour or creed. They’re women. They’re mothers, sisters, daughters, the same as your mother, sister, daughter.

I’m old enough (as an avatar) to recall when a neo-Nazi group from Britain set up a sim, and began spreading messages of hate on the grid. I remember, too, that the sim was reported and the activities of those involved investigated until action was taken and the sim was closed.

I suppose my message is that if you see intolerant behaviour on any sim you have a duty to report it to the sim owners and if it’s the sim owners encouraging it, report them to Linden Labs. We need to stand together at times of real world divisions growing deeper to ensure that SL doesn’t, as it does in many aspects of its existence, mirror real life.

Ella.

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George Davis’ Naked Speech in Times Square

Body Freedom Activist George Davis Delivers Naked Speech in Times Square, NYC

On Wednesday, August 4th, I went to see “body freedom activist” George Davis deliver a naked speech in Times Square, NYC. Davis is a nudist from San Francisco, where he’s been protesting ever since supervisor Scott Wiener proposed and successfully attained a nudity ban in the city.

Before the nudity ban took effect in the winter of 2013, a small group of nudists used to congregate regularly within a neighborhood known as the Castro. Davis is one of them, and he’s long been part of the political scene there. He ran for mayor a few years ago and now this year he’s running for district supervisor (akin to city councilman as he says) to replace Wiener. Every time you’ve seen news about naked protests going on in San Francisco, Davis was probably there.

Many of you may recall the controversy over the San Francisco nudity ban. Scott Wiener was the driving force behind the ban, but it was just barely passed by the Board of Supervisors with a 6-5 vote. It was clear in the naturist community that this ban was unjustified and unnecessary. Most people blame Wiener as an ambitious, anti-nudity politician out to make a name for himself and take away a traditional freedom while he was at it.

As part of his activism and campaign, Davis looked for a place to do a political naked speech. He’s given speeches in San Francisco, but this was no longer option as they told him they’d now arrest him. So he approached a few other cities – Chicago, Portland (OR), Los Angeles, D.C. They either didn’t respond or told him he could do it as long as he kept his clothes on. Portland and NYC are the two cities that would give him permission to do it. He chose NYC!


George Davis giving his naked speech in Times Square, NYC

I went to see him speak at 12 noon in front of the bleachers in Times Square. Both NYPD and the Times Square Alliance were present. George also knew of Andy Golub’s public body painting and invited Andy to speak as well. A few reporters showed up from the NY Post, NY Daily News and AP. Just a little after 12, he stripped down and gave his talk. People’s reactions seemed to a mix of confusion, disbelief and amusement.

I took video with my phone from a distance, so I’m sorry for the bad audio. You can read a written version of his speech here on his website (scroll to the very end).


George Davis Giving His Naked Speech Times Square NYC & Andy Golub Body Painting on Vimeo

Andy Golub Body Paints Ton Dou in Times Square (Movie Trailer) on Vimeo

George talked about why he believes in body freedom and the benefits of public nudity. Then Andy stepped in to give his view from an artist’s perspective. He also announced that he’d be doing a body painting demonstration a few blocks down. As kind of funny coincidence, Ton Dou was in town and had asked Andy to paint him. Ton is currently working on a naked documentary of sorts and is known in the nudist community for his nudist-themed videos and music.

Eventually we all left the bleachers and went down to find Andy body painting. To my surprise, George stayed naked, and NYPD had no problem with it. I suppose they already knew of his plans, but I was a little surprised they didn’t make him get dressed after his speech.

So we walked through Times Square, George still naked, and I had the entertainment of seeing people’s reactions to a fully nude man walking down the sidewalk. I heard a lot of, “OH MY GOD!” But those were the tourists. The New Yorkers didn’t bat an eye of course. 😉

We found Andy in the pedestrian plaza. He was happily painting with his headphones on, which blocked out the Times Square noise, as well as the voice of a man loudly reading Bible passages just in front of him. You can see a bit of this at the end of my video above.


Andy body painting Ton Dou. (And a cop stands just behind George.)

George and his friends and I hung around for a while with the crowd of onlookers. Since George was still naked, people assumed he was getting painted next, but there were no plans for that.

Ever since Andy started his naked body painting, there have been topfree women who put on some body paint and a headdress and do tourist photos for tips, just like the other Times Square characters. There were a few hanging around our area, and at some point George decided he wanted to get a photo with two of them. But I guess they’re not used to being outdone in the nudity sphere because when he approached, they ran away!

Once Andy was done painting, we took a group photo. A few of George’s friends stripped down for the photo, and I was topfree.


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So ended an eventful afternoon!

In his speech, Andy mentioned how great NYC is for allowing this kind of freedom of expression, and I have to agree. The body painting was one thing, but for them to allow a guy to deliver a naked political speech, too, is pretty awesome.

In terms of George’s campaign and the San Francisco ban, I don’t think George is going to get elected and turn SF into the naked-friendly city it once was. He’s obviously very dedicated to his cause, but I don’t think people take him very seriously within the nudist community, nor in the SF community at large. At least he’s more peaceful than Gypsy Taub, another naked activist who’s been exacerbating rather than helping the situation.

Aside from his political campaigns, George has also been part of a lawsuit against San Francisco and SFPD for violating his and others’ freedom of speech. The suit was unsuccessful.

I do hope the nudity ban can someday be repealed, as there was really no justification for it.

Written by Felicity Jones co-founder of Young Naturists America

http://youngnaturistsamerica.com/george-davis-naked-speech-times-square/

This morning before I headed out to the Go Topless demo in Montreal, I heard Sharon Hyland on CHOM-FM — my fave radio station — talking briefly about it. Besides giving the where-when-why details, she also mentioned that she doesn’t know any females who want to bare their breasts in public. Well, if Sharon had […]

 

 

Montreal Go Topless event: A report on Sunday’s demonstration


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Montreal Go Topless event: A report on Sunday’s demonstration
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Indeed, those are sentiments shared by nudists/naturists and others who promote body acceptance and tearing down the taboos associated with nudity. After all, we are naturally naked, yes? The textiles we wear are not natural, no matter how fashionable …

Hi, I hope everyone celebrated #GoToplessDay today. I’ve been real busy with twitter. Posted lots of photos on our account promoting it. Check them out by clicking here:     http://twitter.com/nudist_resorts 

Hope to see everyone soon in sunny Palm Springs, CA at Terra Cotta Inn. MC

Naked Glow Party: Olive Dell Ranch

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Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman crack up after seeing nudist on beach
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Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman take a walk through a nudist beach in Saint-Tropez. They hastily averted their gaze as the wrinkly naturistcasually ambled past them before immediately bursting into a fit of the giggles. Simon, 54, grabbed Lauren, 37

Turtle Coast/Wild Coast

I was surprised….shocked…to spend part of my hiatus looking over the back pages of SLN to discover we’ve never really looked at Turtle Coast as a naturist destination.

I know we’ve had my policy of ‘genuine naturism’ in place, but quite why Wild Coast & Turtle Beach have never made the cut I’m not quite sure. Wild Coast was one of the first naturist locations I ever visited, it was crowded and it was non-sexual (in the main…I’m sure many avatars used it as a place to meet others before slipping off elsewhere…) with only a few cuddle pose balls around. In time it was largely supplanted by Turtle Beach, now the much more active sim of the two (both run by Kaiya Mumba) and Turtle is marginally more ‘in your face’ in terms of the availability of sex poses, but not so much that it should have been an issue for SLN’s policy. I can only suggest that it’s likely it’s been one of those locations (and we did include it in our list of slurls to naturist locations) that I was thinking ‘oh, everyone knows it’ and it has somehow become lost in terms of our reporting. I can only apologise for that.

Turtle is nearly always packed. I’ve logged in at 400am, not so much recently, but a while back when I’d have babies awake in the middle of the night, and you could still find activity going on there.

To right that wrong, I’ve asked Diane to go over there for photographs, utilising different models so that we can bring you a definitive report on Turtle (and Wild Coast), and I’m hoping she’ll come back later this week with a photo-essay we can give you on these long-standing and active SL naturist locations.turtle6_001b

 

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A sign at the entrance makes it blatantly clear that Wild Coast/Turtle Coast’s rules fit easily within SLN’s policy of ‘genuine naturism’

 

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Photos from Turtle’s revolving message board at the entrance capture a flavour of the sim.

In the meantime you can find a slurl to Turtle & Wild Coast on our links page.

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Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman actor crack up after seeingnudist on beach
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But this was one full-on performance Simon Cowell was not expecting – and it totally cracked him up. The music mogul could not keep a straight face after he and girlfriend Lauren Silverman encountered a naked man emerging from the sea. The pair …
Simon’s romantic beach stroll runs into X-rated Factors

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“There is no law against being naked in public, but too often the police simply don’t know that. So you get people being threatened with arrest even for taking their clothes off in their own gardens. Then, when the authorities find that no offence has been committed, they think of something else to charge you with – like causing a public nuisance – and even if you are cleared, you end up with a big legal bill.”

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Can we stop sexualizing womens breasts so much?

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To everyone that’s continually telling women when in public with their baby breastfeeding them “can you please not do that”, or “Put that away or go somewhere else”. I’m going to need you to calm down and shut your mouth. If a woman needs to breastfeed her baby in public because its hungry or to comfort her baby. Let her. Its literally none of your business. She’s not doing anything sexual or anything to bother you at all. She’s just feeding her baby. I mean really if you’re that offended keep your comments to yourself and YOU go find somewhere else where you won’t be bothered.

Also to make another point. If a woman wants to walk around topless because she feels like it, or whatever her reason is. Let her. Guys do it all the time and no one really gives them any crap for it. Why should women being topless or breastfeeding, or what have you be considered taboo? I mean really think about it. The only reason so many people have a problem with it is because over centuries women have being heavily objectified, and sexualized. Well i have some news for you everyone. Women have breasts, they’re not going anywhere. Women are beautiful just as mean are beautiful. If a guy wants to walk around with his shirt off cool, and if a woman wants to walk around without a shirt or bra on, cool. Everyone just needs to relax.

For those who say well its weird, or its arousing, or tempting or what have you. Will you relax, calm down, and chill? Even if it is arousing or pleasing to your eye, keep your thoughts and your hands to yourself. They’re not inviting you to come touch them, or inviting you to go and bother them. On the contrary, its just a part of anatomy that you need to reconsider and re-evaluate. This isn’t me saying that breasts can’t be beautiful or visually appealing and pleasing. Far from it. I’m just saying that why do they always have to be viewed in a taboo, or even sexual manner? Why can’t they just be breasts and we all just go about playing video games and worry about something else?

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Not having anything place close by. Everything is 1-2 hours away which equates to 2-4 hours with SoCal traffic haha.

Not being able to step outside and relax without having any privacy or being allowed to since im in an apt building.
I also agree with all the other things said above

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The Necessity of Public Breastfeeding

I’ve heard that some people don’t think a woman has the right to breastfeed her baby in public.  These people offend me.  These people, in fact, make me kind of angry (especially the people who say a woman should be expected to put a cold, artificial, plastic bottle to her baby’s mouth instead of her […]

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Editorial: August 23rd, 2014

I hadn’t remembered Pookes was on vacation, otherwise I’d have stepped back in last week. I’m guessing that the intention was to continue to post from her holiday in Croatia, but on arrival she’s found out there’s been no wifi wherever it is she’s staying. Yes, I know that we lived in a wired up world nowadays, but thankfully there are pockets of resistance where technology doesn’t go. Sometimes it’s nice to get away from it all and leave the technology behind, and I personally find it liberating to leave the house without a phone and be uncontactable for a couple of hours. It’s just me and the children, without distraction.

My vacation from the SLN editor’s chair has another two weeks to run, but in all honesty I’ve exhausted the avenues I was pursuing. Some of those, relating to how we develop SLN, will emerge in due course. There won’t be any huge obvious changes just yet. Others were blind alleys for me. My mind isn’t wired to ‘build’ anything in SL, and I found the process to be frustrating, no matter how often I tried to grasp the concept. So no SLN designed houses or dresses or anything else, I’m afraid.

So I was kind of ready to make the leap back into the grid. I have to say I’ve been largely good to my word and not checked the blogs, hunts or anything else regarding SL these past number of weeks, but I have kept an eye on SLN and can say that Pookes has been doing a great job until inadvertently disconnected from technology.

So with a good part of a free weekend to kill, and an itch that only SL will scratch, I’m going to jump back in here early and try to give you a couple of posts over the weekend.

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While I support the idea of donations to worthy causes, I don’t always support the methods used to raise money. The Ice Bucket Challenge, to me, is symptomatic of the herd instinct of people living lives second hand through social media. ‘Oh, let’s throw iced water around each other and make videos of it!’

Seriously? You’re going to have a whole brain full of worthwhile memories by the time you’re old, aren’t you?

By all means raise money for Motor Neurone Disease, but I really don’t care about seeing your videos of it or, worse, having previously reputable news sources treat it as ‘news’.

That’s just me. You can do your own Ice Bucket challenge with an appropriate pose from Fashiowl. (L$0) if that’s your thing.

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Skinny girl looking in the mirror

draw-my-body-2What amazes me is observing the way I perceive this picture.

There are so many layers, but above all,  I see a fragile young girl, she is so childlike –  I can just imagine her bedroom filled with stuffed animals…

I didn’t draw the entire image – there was also a picture of a larger girl in a mirror and  this was not her real reflection, but rather her perception of  herself.   This difference between perception and reality touches me deeply because it’s something I have struggled with for so long, it was a problem for me since I was a child.

My perception of things seemed to be dangerous and disturbing as a child but particularly when I was around fourteen years old. I saw what she sees. Now things have become less focused on the body, and more on the inner and the outer challenges in my life, and the inner and outer versions of them, which are not always the same.

When I first looked at the picture I see all that, but as I draw and paint it another perception emerges – the incredible fragility of her connection to herself.

I can’t seem to do justice to the  protruding bones, to give them the white light and the presence they have in her image… her back bone is exposed and I wonder what really is holding her up? I marvel at the complexity of the  back bone structure; the  light entwined with delicate shadows, like lattice-work.

She is stripped to the bone. She wears her hurt in her body, and I feel like I love her, every tiny little vulnerable inch of her…

She wears her vulnerability, but she does not see it, like all of us. I wonder if she could see it, would she hate herself  for being so weak? Vulnerability appears to be and is judged as weakness to so many people, myself included…

At times, as I paint, I feel like I just want to hold her and fill her up with the compassion I feel as I touch her with my pencil or brush. I am not an artist, I struggle with my mind’s idea of technique, but my need to just express and try to recreate what I see becomes stronger than my fears of inadequacy.

They finally disappear in my need to express what touches me…..Thank God for that!

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Beer koozies, nudist swag and flying salmon: what I saw at the national
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Beer koozies, nudist swag and flying salmon: what I saw at the national legislators’ convention. By Peter Callaghan | 08/21/14. MinnPost photo by Peter Callaghan. “Our goal is to sensitize legislators,” said Bill Schroer, executive director of the

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“Neumann happens to be an award-winning fine art photographer with commercial clients like Reebok and Visa. But you wouldn’t necessarily have that context if you were to stumble upon his photos online somewhere for the first time. Pictures like the one of his daughter sitting between his legs in a bathtub might trigger a twinge of discomfort for the candidness and intimacy they capture. It’s a beautiful image, but does it belong in a public venue frequented by perverts and prudes alike? Here’s where I land: However uncomfortable a given photo may make me feel, I would be even less comfortable telling someone they can’t post it.”

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“The parents say they decided to call authorities in order to protect their daughter, even though that meant she could face criminal charges.”

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Everyone has rolls when they bend over. Everyone. Lets just get this out of the way right off the bat. In the last few months, I’ve had over 30 women ranging from rail thin to extra large naked in my bed and I would routinely ask them to hug their knees. You won’t believe this… ALL OF THEM HAD TUMMY ROLLS. Not one was exempt. Even my super fabulous professional model 6 foot tall and some amazing Katie had rolls. The stomach pictures turned into some of my favorite images from the project… so quit thinking they’re bad, and try accepting (dare I say embracing?) yours!

When people say “you’re gorgeous”, believe them. I tend not to, and it’s a cryin’ shame. When people genuinely compliment you, it’s because they really see it. Try to not dismiss their perspective as wrong and assume that you know better. They see all of you. We see our flaws. Believe them.

“Arm flab is embarrassing.” No its not, go fuck yourself. No, not you. The people who tell us that, silly.

You’re not stunning despite your body. You’re stunning because of your body. There is a distinct difference. I grew up in a culture that would deem “unattractive” women as “special spirits”. A degrading categorization that implied that the only thing worthwhile was whatever was inside. Well, yeah. We are all much much more than our bodies, but our bodies are a beautiful part of us too. Beauty comes from the inside AND the outside.  I am of the firm belief that every person is beautiful, and so this leaves the inside to be the part that is the most telling when it comes to true “beauty”.

A guy can pick you up off your feet, and it won’t break his back.  “Wait, whaaaaaa Jes? You’re full of shit.” Nope. This just happened to me for the first time in… six years? I’m considerably heavier than I was 6 years ago (like… 70 pounds heavier) and so when I ran up to my friend Eric for a hug and he picked me up with my heels in the air… it left me breathless. I had forgotten that it was possible; I had accepted a life void of being lifted. So exhilarating. Eric didn’t suffer any injuries and walked away unscathed.

You don’t need to exercise every day in order to feel better about yourself. Many believe that someone who’s fat needs to exercise as much as possible in order to prove that they’re committed to becoming “less fat”. As if accepting one’s body as is would be a sin, and that’s just silly. Yes, exercising has wonderful physical and mental benefits, but you don’t owe it to anyone else to make an effort to change your body unless you wanna. You do not have to alter yourself to be okay. Period.

You’re allowed to fall in love with yourself. I promise. This will be the scariest thing you will ever do, and that’s okay. It will also be the most amazing (albeit super gradual) experience you will ever have. It doesn’t make you narcissistic. It doesn’t make you vain. It is liberating in every form of the word.

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It’s also okay to have days where you don’t love yourself. Read this. No really. Read it. And then realize that we’ve grown up learning and internalizing that we are not okay our entire life. For me, that’s 26 years of self-hate indoctrination and brainwashing.  It’s going to take a lot longer than you think to reverse this thinking, and it’s definitely not going to happen overnight. Allow yourself to have “weak” days. Cry, mourn, sob, yell, throw things. Whichever. Then get up, brush yourself off, give the media the finger, and move forward because you’re a warrior.

Everyone’s boobs are uneven. If you have a lot of boobs, they might be way uneven.  Don’t stress. This is totally normal.

There are people who prefer large ladies. And I mean all sizes of large. I thought that my best bet in life was to find a partner who accepted my fat. Pause. Give me a minute to hang my head and shake it at myself. Not only are there people who adore “thick” women, but a LOT of them who prefer it. This eventually ends up in an interesting territory which Marianne talks about here, but the point that I’m trying to make goes back to the “despite vs because of” argument. Here is what you need to know: you do NOT need to settle for a lover who is “okay” with your body. You have the right (and millions of opportunities) to find someone who is infatuated with your body. You deserve to be worshiped, woman!

Fat chicks bang hot guys… ALL. THE. TIME.I know that hot is relative and all inclusive depending on who you chat with, but for these purposes, lets talk about the “universally attractive” kind of hot. Y’know, the kind fat chicks don’t deserve? We want to pretend that we don’t know what I’m talking about, but lets be real; we totally do. The fact that “fat chicks bang ‘hot’ guys” was one of the most powerful realizations I’ve had thus far. In line with the above paragraph, I knew that there would be someone that would find me attractive but the pool would be small (because of my body) and potentially full of guys I didn’t personally find sexy. So I would have to settle for anyone that would take me. After all, how could a conventionally gorgeous man (tall and with tattoos of course) like fat chicks?  Weh-he-hell, let me tell you somethin’: through various sites, events, parties, and corner store meetings, I found myself with over a hundred men who were champing at the bit to get with this. I was the one who had to sift through and pick the hottest of the hot. Ladies, over a hundred. “Girls” showed what society thinks about that when Hannah’s character has a weekend romance with an attractive and wealthy doctor. People flipped their shit. “Patrick Wilson is so hot he would never do Lena Dunham” was the most eye catching. Wilson’s wife responded to that rubbish here, but the tweet speaks volumes about what the majority of people think unconventional women deserve. Jesus christ, it’s annoying. I won’t spill the details of my bedroom coming and goings, but lets just say this: the hottest guys in Tucson and I get along just fine. I would recommend reading Emily’s article on xoJane for a better explanation of what I’m struggling to say. Know this: the myth that “atypical” bodies can’t be paired with “typically attractive” bodies is false. Women need to know that all bodies can be paired with all bodies.

Riding during sex will NOT collapse his insides. Just trust me on this one, what you fear is totally false. Here’s a great article that changed my life.

Wearing whatever you want is a political statement. Join the revolution. Throw style rules out the window. Wear the tutu. Wear the horizontal stripes. Wear the turquoise skinny jeans. Wear the see-through blouse. Wear the bikini. Wear the sweat pants. Wear the shirt that says “Does this shirt make me look fat?”. Wear whatever it is that makes you happy. This is your life.

You are fucking beautiful. I’m saying this with a straight face and seriously meaningful look where I maintain eye contact for an uncomfortable amount of time. I know you don’t feel like you fit into the category of gorgeous that our world creates. I know that its hard. I know that its a daily battle. But fuck their fascist beauty standards. The second you stop looking for a skinny model in your mirror and start looking at YOU… is the second you will start to appreciate what you are. Stop looking for flaws. Stop looking for differences. You are perfect. You are more than enough. You are the best thing that has ever happened to you. And you are fucking beautiful.

Say it with me.

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Grin and Bear It: Your First Trip to a Nudist Camp

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There are a lot of misconceptions about what a nudist camp is really like, especially for someone going there for the first time. It’s not a colony. Those are for ants and bees. It’s not the Friday night, swinging singles bar scene either. It’s not a “meet” market. It’s not where people go to show off their naked body in front of others or where people go to check out and stare at naked people.  Honestly, a nudist camp or club is a place where people go to be naked. They go there to enjoy everyday camp activities naked. It’s that simple.

As you know, this blog is about answering questions couples have about social nudity and about what to expect in a nude or clothing optional setting. Often that first happens on vacation at a beach or resort in the Caribbean or some other warm vacation spot.  A nudist camp (although community is probably a better term) is a great place to try the nude experience too.

I believe one reason most people try nude recreation on vacation is because no one knows them. For that reason, I’m assuming most couples don’t try a nudist camp first because they are worried they will see someone they know. Believe it or not, privacy is a big part of the experience. My wife and I have been to four nudist camps throughout the Midwest in the past 20 years and we have never seen someone we knew. We’ll talk more about that later, but first let’s talk about what happens at a nudist camp.

Think back to when you were younger and went away to summer camp. You went camping and had campfires. You went swimming and boating. You had picnics and bar-b-q’s. You played games like basketball, tennis and volleyball. You probably took walks in the woods or went fishing.

Now imagine everything I just said, except this time, you’re not wearing any clothing and neither is anyone else around you. That’s the nudist camp experience. Everyone is have fun outdoor and not wearing anything. No one is embarrassed. The people here are nudists and they are doing this because they want to live part of their lives without clothes on, without people gawking or staring; without people making unwanted sexual advances; and without being judged by other who are not accepting of this decision.

So why is a nudist camp a good first experience for a couple considering recreational nudity? It’s about as safe an environment as you will ever be. It’s social but it’s private too. The first time my wife and I went to a nudist camp, we were surprised about how relaxing it was. Yes, we were anxious because everyone was naked and that did take a little getting used to, but our nudity didn’t stand out. We looked like everyone else. Think about it. Warm all over. No worries about offending anyone. No need to explain yourself to someone who doesn’t approve, and no fear of anyone taking pictures or hitting on you or your spouse.

You’ve seen your spouse naked probably thousands of times.  Now how often have you both been completely naked outside without a fear of being seen? Have you ever been naked with them outside while hiking in the woods, swimming, playing a sport or eating dinner? It’s different and while yes, it sounds odd at first, it’s very natural and not a sexual experience.

Here are some tips that you must know to make sure it’s a good experience for you and your spouse. First of all, you need to have this conversation before you ever go to a nudist camp.  Nudist camps are nude. They are usually coops owned by members who in some cases, live there. They are not clothing optional. They are nude unless the weather calls for clothing to stay warm or dry.  This isn’t like a clothing optional beach or resort where you bear as much as you dare.  Talk to your spouse prior to going to make sure you’re comfortable with the fact you will have to take off your clothing. Wear a swimsuit. Wear a thong. No entry.

Call the camp you would like to visit. Let them know you are coming out for the first time. Many camps offer a free visit for first timers. Ask them about what you should bring and get specific directions.  Many have privacy gates where you will need to be buzzed in. Know before you go. Also ask about any fees and expectations.

Bring your driver’s license or state issued ID. They will perform a background check on you when you enter. This is for their protection and for you when you arrive. Most nudist camps are family oriented. There are children there and privacy and protection for minors is the most important. No exceptions.

Most camps do not accept single men. Couples and single woman only. There is a lot of debate about this but it seems to be important to keep the balance of men and women equal. One more reason why this is a great activity for you and your spouse. You really can’t do it alone if you’re a guy.

Bring a towel to sit on. Cleanliness is very important so bring a towel at all times so you have something to sit on.  Also, bring sun protection. When parts of your body are exposed to the sun for the first time, it can leave an awful burn if you’re not protected.

Absolutely no cameras or cell phones because they all have cameras now. While you might want to take a picture of your spouse to remember the occasion, most clubs do not allow photography of any kind, unless you’re a member. Remember, you’re there for privacy too.

Remember you are being watched while you’re there. Privacy is very important and each club watches to make sure visitors are acting as adults. Often you will have to wear a special sticker or arm band. Nudist clubs are there to enjoy being nude. Not for staring a nude men and women. Go there for you and your spouse. Not to meet anyone or to find a date. It is not a sexual experience and absolutely no inappropriate comments or sexual touching is accepted.  This is one more reason why this is a positive and safe environment to try social nudity with your spouse.

 

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Don’t get too personal. No one talks about where they live, work or even gives their last name. Please introduce yourself and be ready for others to say hello too. We have met many wonderful people at nudist clubs but there is always a level of privacy that is respected and maintained.

Perhaps the most difficult part of the experience is where to look when you’re talking to another naked person.  Don’t laugh but one of my funniest memories was on our honeymoon in Tahiti. Another couple from Italy had sat down beside my wife and I on the beach. While our spouses fell asleep next to us in the sun, this woman and I talked about the US and Italy. We were having a great conversation. During our discussion and while I had my eyes closed, she took off her bikini top.  My wife’s bikini top was still on at that point. When I opened my eyes and realized she was topless, I didn’t know what to do. Should I look away? Look around her? I finally made a point of talking right at her and staring right at her eyes. My eyes were glued to her eyes. To this day, I can’t tell you anything about her breast because I never once looked straight at them. I was incredibly nervous.

When you’re talking to another naked person (man or woman) look them straight in the eyes and talk. Don’t stare. Don’t point and certainly don’t say anything about their private parts. That’s rude. Before long, you won’t even notice they’re naked.

My wife and I visit a local nudist camp several times each summer. It’s a great getaway from our kids and jobs where we can enjoy time together to sit by the pool, swim and enjoy a picnic lunch together. As much as we’d like to go to some super, all-inclusive in Mexico or the Caribbean, we simply don’t have the time or money. Our trips to the nudist camp are special because it’s only 30 minutes away and it’s just us.

For the right couple, a nudist camp or club can be a great first step into social nudity. In the heat of the summer, I can’t think of a better place to cool off and enjoy the weather. Interested in trying it out? Better do it quickly. Many clubs in the Eastern US only allow guests between Memorial Day and Labor Day. After that, clubs are often closed and available just for members.

Before you go, do some research online. Today there is a lot of information about each club, what to expect, fees and rules. I even found a review site for Nudist clubs and resorts.

Do you have any questions or concerns? Let us know. We’re here to answer your questions and share with you our experiences so you and your spouse have a better experience.  Enjoy.

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‘Dating Naked’ Star Sues Because She Was Too Naked

In a strange twist of fate, a naked reality star is suing VH1’s pants off.

During an episode of the risque reality show “Dating Naked” that aired o…Read more: Vh1 Dating Naked, Jessie Nizewitz Uncensored, Naked, Nude, Uncensored,Reality Show, Dating Naked Star Is Suing Because You Saw Her Naked, Dating Naked Vh1,Uncensored Dating Naked, Jessie Nizewitz, Vagina, Vh1 Lawsuit, Vh1, Dating Naked,Entertainment News

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NAKED FUNDRAISER:Fund raising video for Ton Dou’s Naked. You can give by clicking here.

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The Tata Top to cover the chest of GoTopless participants in Venice, CA on Aug 24

On August 24, Venice, CA will see its seventh annual GoTopless event in honor of Women’s Equality Day. In Venice as in most places around the world, women are still not able to lawfully go bare chested while their male counter part have had that privilege for decades.

More than ever, it is time to celebrate women’s topless pride in spite of the legal yet unconstitutional restrictions and the creators of the Tata Top Bikinis, Michelle Lytle and Robyn Graves have offered to provide breast look alike bikini tops for the event.

Lara Terstenjak, leader of GoTopless in Los Angeles explains that the Tata Tops are a perfect way to show how ridiculous the current law is. Women can publicly wear breasts painted bikini top but cannot show their own.

“Imagine if, in 1914, women had worn pants with knees painted on the pant legs. It is the same analogy since women’s knee were considered indecent back then” said Terstenjak, “it is just as ridiculous to wear a painted bare chest to hide one’s chest!”.

Of course, today, no one bats an eye at the sight of an uncovered woman’s knee and soon it will be the same for bare breasts.

The Venice GoTopless event will begin at 2PM on the beach near Boardwalk and Navy with a silent sit-in where the men will also be invited to wear a Tata Top to show their support for equal topless rights.

“Either we all can or no one can!” reminds Terstenjak.

The group will then joyfully make its way down the Boardwalk toward Windward Circle bringing awareness to the crowds about Gender Topless Equality and the importance of abolishing all gender discrimination for the sake of women’s self-esteem and their empowerment.

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I read this article some months ago in la Vie au Soleil.

The context:

In France, one of THE biggest issues within the naturist community = textilisation.
Mainly in big resorts, people complain about illegal (regarding internal rules officially registered before the local government) tolerance to textilisation.

In France, there is no place for a clothing-optional mindset as in some places in the Anglo-Saxon countries.

People pay, sometimes expensive, to attend naturist places and don’t want to feel like animals observed by potential textile voyeurs.

It seems that big resorts tolerate this for $ reasons, which creates a niche market for resorts enforcing nudity rules.

The arguments of the article correspond to the reality here. Some people even created associations to lobby for respect of nudity in naturist resorts, which shows the deepness of the problem, which I’m too tired now to develop, it’s long.

Bare Oaks is kinda not small resort which tries to strictly comply with naturism.

In such a context, sarongs are a threat. If you were  in charge of a strict resort like Stéphane Deschênes is, you’d raise the same issues as he does and would try to overcome it instead of thinking about individual confort in spite of risks for the wellbeing of the community.

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Go Topless: Women appeal to Trudeau, Mulcair

Women from the Raelian Church in Canada are calling on federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and NDP leader Thomas Mulcair to support support the campaign to give women — all women — the same rights men have to be topless in public. My first thought after I read the headline on their press release (which […]

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All Nudist in Facebook Jail | The Naturist Page

All Nudist in Facebook Jail | The Naturist PageAll Nudist in Facebook Jail | The Naturist PageOriginally posted on The Naturist Page:
Facebook strikes again! All Nudist has been blocked by facebook for an AANR article. Here’s what All Nudist had to say: All-Nudist has been blocked for at least 24 hours by FB for posting a link to an article about AANR’s recent Legislative Conference information booth. Somehow, we suspect this i…

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nudiarist2: Vancouver women asked to go topless | Vancouver 24…

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nudiarist2: Eva Green on her nudity in Sin City 2: ‘Boobs have…

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nudiarist2: ‘Blurred Lines’ model Emily Ratajkowski: Men need…

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“”We’re at an interesting time where women have been told to take the pill is cool, to sleep with whom­ever you want, or wear what you want,” she told Ocean Drive magazine. “But if you’re naked, it can be offensive or sexist in some way. That’s the last step our culture needs to deal with.”

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nudiarist2: Naked Italians spark protests against antics of…

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men-in-art: Three BathersPaul Allam1998

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All Nudist in Facebook Jail | The Naturist Page

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Facebook strikes again! All Nudist has been blocked by facebook for an AANR article. Here’s what All Nudist had to say:

All-Nudist has been blocked for at least 24 hours by FB for posting a link to an article about AANR’s recent Legislative Conference information booth. Somehow, we suspect this injustice will not become a hot item in the news, as has happened with other, well-funded and publicized occurrences.
In the meantime, you know where to find us on FB (you should have ‘liked’ it long ago!) or you can go to our website: http://www.all-Nudist.com/

My suggestion is to like their back-up page called, All-Nudist Friends. and follow them on their WordPress page: http://allnudist.wordpress.com/

 

We have too also made a back-up page for these reasons as well. You can find The Naturist Page – Back-Up Site here and click a “Like” to follow our Facebook back-up site.

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Cast Your Vote For A New YNA Symbol

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Help Us Choose Our New YNA Symbol We’ve been very happy with our YNA logo, but for a long time we’ve wanted to develop a symbol. Something to signify our very own brand of naturism. Something people could put on their t-shirts, backpacks, cars, etc. Something simple, but recognizable and unique. So we ran a …
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URGENT NOTICE TO ALL MY FOLLOWERS

I am urging all my followers to transition to my new blog here:

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The content will be the same, the format will be more magazine style. Please make the transition soon because this blog might up and disappear. Thanks so much to each and every one of my more than 26,000 followers!

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Nude Protests And Other Quaker Tactics

Although they were notorious for appearing naked in marketplaces, interrupting sermons, and calling for the overthrow of the church, the Quakers were extraordinarily disciplined about running riot.

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Naturism in the big city | The Naturist Page

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I am saddened by your life experience as a naturist but alas I can relate and your laws are really not much different from our own.

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It’s not as easy to grow up being a Naturist in the big city of Montreal; especially when you don’t own a car to get around to all the good spots that are harder to get to without a car. Not to mention city officials ticketing you for being human.

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Growing up in Montreal as a Naturist has been a juggle for me. always having to find some way and somewhere just to either skinny-dip, sunbathe, read a book or simply living in your own house clothes-free. their isn’t many places in the area of Montreal to secretly do these things when you are always worried someone sees you and wants to report you. I’ve done many things as such. I’ve found ways to get on to some roofs of apartment buildings and spend a few hours sunbathing and reading a book with a big jug of water and sunglasses…

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Nudists fight National Park Service nude beach ban by getting naked
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When Marianna Grace visited Fire Island as a kid, she remembers shuddering at the sight of nudists letting it all hang out at Lighthouse Beach — which at the time looked completely outrageous to the sheltered youngster, who dubbed it “Freak Beach.”.

I got down and dirty today // #cavewomanshit…

I got down and dirty today // #cavewomanshit #100daysofhappiness / day 10 // link to toplessness in the cave post tomorrow. #Zakopane #Poland (at Jaskinia Mroźna)

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“Be free : choose the naked way !”

“Be free : choose the naked way !”

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Although this is a #Playboy photo, there is no reason #nudists can’t go skateboarding. And at the same time, there is no reason Playboy models cannot be nudists. For instance I’ve been nude on Playboy TV and auditioned with them many years ago and I’ve been a nudist since college. We’ve also had some Playboy models stay at Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs, CA.  MC

To see over 500 photos of our nudist resort, Terra Cotta Inn and Palm Springs, CA visithttp://pinterest.com/terracottainn

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When wearing only a smile – be sure to smile a lot. When…

When wearing only a smile – be sure to smile a lot.

When wearing only a smile – be sure to smile a lot.

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Has the nature of naturism changed?

In July, two articles published by the travel section of Independent Online (IOL) of South Africa possibly gave a confusing picture about naturism in Europe in general and Germany in particular. The first – Germany, it’s no longer for nudists – (14 July 2014) lamented that the country that brought us naturism in the late […]

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Nude News Preview 21-08-2014

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A preview video of the latest edition (21st August 2014) of the Nude-News for Nude-Muse Magazine. This week Celeste brings the Nude world news, Erin brings a topless protest in Ohio, Angela gets something of her chest, Emily does the naked rant and Darcy-Mei does her first nude news segment.
Join Dannii, Erin, Angela, Celeste, Darcy-Mei and Emily at nude-muse.com/join.html

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Strip down and cool off with the Halifax Skinny Dippers


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Strip down and cool off with the Halifax Skinny Dippers
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Their membership, so far, all have naturist backgrounds (those who enjoy ditching clothes for non-sexual escapades), though that’s not a requirement. There are a couple of naturist organizations in Nova Scotia, such as the Bluenose Naturist Society.

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nudiarist2: Sam’s Club tells mom her breastfeeding photos are…

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Sam’s Club tells mom her breastfeeding photos are too obscene to print

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Finding God in a Hot Spring. {Nudity} | elephant journal

Finding God in a Hot Spring. {Nudity} | elephant journal.

 

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Why are boobs sexual? Like if a girl walked around topless they would be arrested but if a guy does it, nobody even cares. They’re just lumps of fat attatched to the chest which we use to feed our babies with, what the hell is sexy about that. We don’t sexualise YOUR tits so leave ours alone.

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06.01.14 Julie. Aspen.

“Breasts are a scandal because they shatter the border between motherhood and sexuality.”- Iris Marion Young

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Comment on Nudism/Naturism: Full-time or part-time? by johnkutensky

Part-time. I love winter weather, but it’s not conducive to nudism.

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Of women’s rights and religious freedom

Of women’s rights and religious freedom:Jillian Page writes about Go Topless Day and the Raelians.

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Towels, Towels Everywhere! | The Naturist Page

Naturists have one of the golden rules when it comes to social nudity; either your at a club, resort, campgrounds or at a gathering with friends is to sit on a towel when you must. It is for sanitary reasons. With all the different types, sizes and choices out there, what one should you bring along with you the next time you are going out to a social gathering?

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One towel that catches my interest if you like the larger beach size towels is made by Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park. their towel is a multifunctional towel. The towel can be bought at the Bare Boutique starting at $24.95.

  • Folds into a multifunctional beach bag
  • Terry Towelling finish
  • 213 cm (84″) long – 100% terry towel cotton
  • Top pocket slides securely over back of lounge chair
  • Three pockets either side
  • Separate iPod/MP3 player pocket with loops
  • Zippered storage pocket
  • Ties to secure to the lounge chair

This kind of towel is perfect for the beach or lounge chair if your going to lay on it and soak in the sun. However, if a big towel is too much for you, their are some other options. I went out and bought a bathroom towel and a matching colour face cloth and had sewed the facecloth in the corner of the towel and added a zipper.(You could also use Velcro instead.)

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My final option is more if you know you will not be lounging or sunning. Simply use the same concept with a hand-towel. if you prefer not adding a pocket, that’s your choice to make if you do not plan to carry anything with you. however, if you want to be hands free of things and want a place to put them as you go bouts your day I would suggest a pocket.

The choices are endless. You can also use these Ideas to be creative and come up with your own Idea.. something unique to you! =)

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GoTopless Pride Parade and other events around the world on Aug 24

LAS VEGAS, August 20 – The women’s rights organization GoTopless will hold Go Topless Pride Parades and other events in over 60 cities worldwide for its 7th annual GoTopless Day,August 24, according to a statement released today by GoTopless.

“Equal topless rights for women is a constitutional right,” said Rachel Jessee, New York City’s GoTopless leader. “The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution specifies equal rights for everyone. That includes the right to expose body parts common to both genders, including the chest and nipples.”

The states of New York, Texas and North Carolina are a few states that already honor the Constitution but many cities in those states have passed unconstitutional ordinances to prevent women from going sans shirt.

GoTopless’s goal is “to eliminate the current double standard,” Jessee said. “If women can’t go topless, the only way to ensure equality is to make men cover their chests too, as spiritual leader Rael declared when he inspired GoTopless in 2007.”

Jessee pointed out that before 1936, people thought it indecent for men to go bare-chested in public.

“Women’s ankles, knees and belly buttons were taboo back then, but today nobody bats an eye,” Jessee said. “Why should showing breasts be different?”

She emphasized that GoTopless members don’t bare their breasts to attract attention.

“Showing female breasts should be a natural part of life, a non-event,” Jessee said. “The right to go topless is immensely empowering for women after centuries of living under macho laws and puritanical Judeo-Christian values.”

Living under such constraints is debilitating to a woman’s self-esteem and body image, Jessee said.

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Vintage fitness and beautiful confidence in his own manhood.

Yep, another video from Nude Body Painting Day. Uncensored, but they are wearing body paint.

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A Touch of Gray – Daring to Bare it All

Sometimes the world loses its colour and vitality.Sometimes the world loses its colour and vitality.

It’s been raining and cool, almost cold, and I have been sleeping well. Like many, I usually hide my emotions and adopt a calm, peaceful, gentle and caring attitude. It’s the Buddhist in me. But some days the masks don’t fit all that well and there is a shadow that washes over me exposing a pain behind my eyes that has nothing to do with a headache. It’s at times like this that I realise that there are many, many layers of the human psyche that rarely are made visible. And, as humans, we would just as rather that we never got see beneath the surface.

I am luck as I have made many journeys beneath the surface in quests to slay the dragons to be found, dragons such as dark and ferocious men and women (think here of Kali) that when confronted dissipate without protest. It was enough simply to stand there in front of these monsters and acknowledge their presence. Denying them only empowers them to rampage though the inner spaces unchecked, especially if we do our damnedest to stay are far away as possible from what lurks within our own psyche.

I guess that this could be the ultimate sense of baring it all – peel off not only the clothes, but the protective layers and barricades that hide the inner essence of self.

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Artist Transforms Nude Bodies Into Kaleidoscopic Human Fractals (NSFW)

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A NUDIE DIGEST – August 20, 2014

nudiarist2: The Expose Project…

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“McAfee, the cyber security firm, released a study earlier this year of “more than 1,500 consumers” and found that more than half (54%) “send or receive intimate content including video, photos, emails and messages.” It found that one in three American adults have filmed sexual content on their mobile devices.

Digging deeper, McAfee reported that 70 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds receive sexually suggestive content and that (among those using mobile devices) more males than females do so (61% vs. 48%). It also found that 45 percent of adults stored the sexts they received while 40 percent stored the ones they sent. Among those who sent “intimate or racy content,” three-fourths (77%) sent it to their significant other, while only 1 in 10 sent such content to a total stranger.”

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Edmonton Journal
CottonTail Corner bathers bare all by the North Saskatchewan River
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He cites a 2014 poll from the Federation of Canadian Naturists that found 69 per cent of 1,015 adults surveyed said they have engaged innaturist behaviours such as sleeping in the nude, skinny-dipping and attending nude beaches and resorts. People in …

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GoTopless Pride Parade and other events around the world on Aug 24

LAS VEGAS, August 20 – The women’s rights organization GoTopless will hold Go Topless Pride Parades and other events in over 60 cities worldwide for its 7th annual GoTopless Day,August 24, according to a statement released today by GoTopless.

“Equal topless rights for women is a constitutional right,” said Rachel Jessee, New York City’s GoTopless leader. “The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution specifies equal rights for everyone. That includes the right to expose body parts common to both genders, including the chest and nipples.”

The states of New York, Texas and North Carolina are a few states that already honor the Constitution but many cities in those states have passed unconstitutional ordinances to prevent women from going sans shirt.

GoTopless’s goal is “to eliminate the current double standard,” Jessee said. “If women can’t go topless, the only way to ensure equality is to make men cover their chests too, as spiritual leader Rael declared when he inspired GoTopless in 2007.”

Jessee pointed out that before 1936, people thought it indecent for men to go bare-chested in public.

“Women’s ankles, knees and belly buttons were taboo back then, but today nobody bats an eye,” Jessee said. “Why should showing breasts be different?”

She emphasized that GoTopless members don’t bare their breasts to attract attention.

“Showing female breasts should be a natural part of life, a non-event,” Jessee said. “The right to go topless is immensely empowering for women after centuries of living under macho laws and puritanical Judeo-Christian values.”

Living under such constraints is debilitating to a woman’s self-esteem and body image, Jessee said.

“At our events, we invite all women to celebrate their bodies and femininity,” Jessee explained. “Women are life bearers! How can their breasts and nipples be considered indecent?”

The idea that bare female breasts pose a threat to society or to children is absurd, she said.

“Children are nurtured by breasts,” she pointed out. “Showing those breasts is a powerful way to emphasize women’s nurturing role in our ailing world.”

As a member of the Raelian Movement, Jessee follows an atheistic, creationist philosophy.

“Raelianism encourages me to embrace my nudity,” she said. “The body is a masterpiece, engineered in the image of our creators, the Elohim. Guilt and shame aren’t part of my value system and shouldn’t be part of anyone else’s. The shaming of women and girls violates human rights and should be illegal.”

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Montreal, August 20, 2014 – GoTopless, an international organization of women who campaign in favor of women’s equal rights to be topless in public wherever men have this right, will celebrate its 7th year anniversary on August 24, 2014.

GoTopless spokesperson, Sylvie Chabot, explained: “In Montreal, this year’s event will be held on Sunday, August 24 at 1pm, by the Georges Étienne Cartier monument. It is interesting to note that engraved on this monument one can read, ‘Canada must be a country of freedom and all freedoms must be protected by the Law,’ Cartier, 1867. Nearly 150 years have passed and it is time for this quote to materialize.”

GoTopless is inviting Montreal residents to participate in this event which they point out will increase pressure on the government to amend current laws. In Vancouver, a GoTopless walk will take place on Robson street starting at 1pm.

When asked why Chabot feels the need for laws to change she said “Because the Constitution guarantees equal rights for women as it does men yet there are laws in place which are going against the Constitution! Furthermore, by now it should be clear to everyone, especially women, that the conservative and regressive policies of Stephen Harper’s government have not improved women’s situations in Canada. To name just a few examples, the termination of the federal childcare program, the huge reduction of the budget allocated to the Feminine Condition, the cancellation of the Court Challenges Program which was specifically designed to facilitate aid for those addressing matters of constitutional equality, etc.”

Raelian women believe that Mr. Justin Trudeau and Mr. Thomas Mulcair would make far better advocates for women’s rights in Canada and have filed a formal request for support to their offices in Montreal to ensure that women have the same rights as men.

Chabot continued, “In this case it means that women can exercise their constitutional right to move about wherever they please in public with their breasts exposed if they so wish,” August 26 will be Women’s Equality Day and will be held in several cities around the world. Our campaign is part of a broader movement to end all forms of discrimination and repression against women.”

Many have praised the women like Romana Santorelli, Phoenix Feeley and Gwen Jacob who have vigorously defended this right through their individual action and who have even been successful in having laws amended in Ontario. Raelians are not the only ones who praise these women but say that these women are role models for all other Canadian provinces and, thanks to their courage, politicians should be inspired to change the laws and make them more equitable and unbiased.

Chabot concluded by saying “It is in the name of freedom and Constitutional Rights that men and women of different faiths, sexual orientations and associations will mobilize on August 24th so that never again will women be humiliated or prohibited from sunbathing topless wherever men can, or be reprimanded when breastfeeding in public. We invite Mr. Trudeau and Mr. Mulcair to speak out on women’s right to be bare-breasted wherever men are given this right. We also invite all those who believe in equality for women and men to come out and join us in this cause on August 24.”

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S/Africa: Residents reject nudist beach proposal

S/Africa: Residents reject nudist beach proposal
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Nudist’s campaign fails to gain traction

Nudist’s campaign fails to gain traction
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Nudist Democrat David Olinger, who ran as a write-in candidate for Island County Sheriff, won’t be going on to the general election. The North Whidbey resident gained only 64 votes in the primary election. To appear on November’s ballot as a write-in, …

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” Eating Out “

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Once back at Broadlands we showered to get rid of the Holkham sand and then decided where to go for dinner. Ginny fancied the Stoke Holy Cross Mill but that was firmly ruled out after a phone called revealed a 3 week waiting time for a table on a Saturday .After a unsuccessful look at google for local restaurants l said “lets just go for a drive and see what we find”. We headed out South East of Norwich heading towards Lowestoft and after going through a number of villages, we finally arrived at the town of Bungay across the county boarder in Suffolk.

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Bungay is an attractive and thriving market town situated in a loop of the beautiful river Waveney, Bungay boasts many historic attractions too including the ruins of Bigod’s Castle, the ancient Buttercross – where a market is held each Thursday and the old Borough well. The River Waveney forms a natural picturesque boarder between Norfolk and Suffolk and was once integral to the running of the town and is mention in text by Daniel Defoe (English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy, now most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe).

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His enlivened account of the Waveney’s Broads course is well read it follows:

“The River Waveney is a considerable river, and of a deep and full channel, navigable for large barges as high as Beccles; it runs for a course of about fifty miles, between the two counties of Suffolk and Norfolk, as a boundary to both; and pushing on, tho’ with a gentle stream, towards the sea, no one would doubt, but, that when they see the river growing broader and deeper, and going directly towards the sea, even to the edge of the beach; that is to say, within a mile of the main ocean; no stranger, I say, but would expect to see its entrance into the sea at that place, and a noble harbour for ships at the mouth of it; when on a sudden, the land rising high by the sea-side, crosses the head of the river, like a dam, checks the whole course of it, and it returns, bending its course west, for two miles, or thereabouts; and then turning north, thro’ another long course of meadows (joining to those just now mention’d) seeks out the River Yare, that it may join its water with hers, and find their way to the sea together”

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The Bungay section of the River Waveney also gets mentioned as being one of the top 10 places for Wild Swimming in the Uk the entry reads “River Waveney, Bungay, Suffolk – The Waveney was the favourite river of Roger Deakin – forefather of the wild swimming movement. I love the two-mile loop around Outney Common, starting and returning from Bungay. This town is one of Suffolk’s most independent little places, with quirky cafes, craft stores and antiques dealers, and it has its own river meadows at the bottom of Bridge Street, perfect for a picnic and a quick dip. There’s also Outney Meadow Caravan Park, a riverside campsite with canoe hire. It’s a good river for spotting otters too, though you’ll need to wait until nightfall. Head out under a full moon and embark on a lunar snorkel safari”

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We parked and walked around the town centre passed St.Mary’s Church which legend has it holds a dark secret. The famous event connected with St Mary’s church is the apparition of the devil in the disguise of a Black Dog in 1577. During a storm on Sunday, August 4th, a terrifying thunderstorm occurred with such – ‘darkness, rain, hail, thunder and lightning as was never seen the like’. Storms were always greatly feared during a period when most houses were built of timber and thatch and a lightening strike could quickly set large areas of a town ablaze. As the people knelt in fear, praying for mercy, suddenly there appeared in their midst a great black Hell Hound.

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It began tearing around the Church, attacking many of the congregation with its cruel teeth and claws. An old verse records: ‘All down the church in midst of fire, the hellish monster flew And, passing onward to the quire, he many people slew’ Then as suddenly as it had appeared, it ran off, departing for Blythburgh Church about twelve miles away where it killed and mauled more people. Bungay Church was damaged, the tower struck by lightening and the Church clock was broken in pieces. Although there is no official record of injuries caused, the Churchwardens account book mentions that two men in the belfry were killed. Nowadays we would attribute the whole event to the Church having been struck by lightning but, in that superstitious age, many accidents and disasters were considered to be the work of the Devil. There had long been a belief that a Satanic black hound roamed the area and so it was easy to believe for people in the dark interior of the Church, that this evil beast was responsible for the catastrophe.

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After  having a look around we passed a bar and the full range of food outlets. We didn’t fancy fish and chips, Chinese, a kebab or a pizza so in the end we decided on a visit to the ‘Spice of Balti’ a locally recommended Indian restaurant, it serving amazing food, has a good atmosphere, and friendly customer service too. After our meal it was beginning to get dark so we headed back to Broadlands, as the clouds began to roll in. We’d hoped for a bright sunny day for Sunday so we could top up our all over tans but as we drifted off to sleep amongst the drip drip of spitting rain on the top of the tent we knew at that precise moment our hopes were receding.

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thebombshelloasis: Murbo Dagldiyan

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Naked hiking tips

Naked hiking tips:A friend in Scottsdale noted that they forgot to recommend wearing a hat.

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George Davis’ Naked Speech in Times Square

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Body Freedom Activist George Davis Delivers Naked Speech in Times Square, NYC On Wednesday, August 4th, I went to see “body freedom activist” George Davis deliver a naked speech in Times Square, NYC. Davis is a nudist from San Francisco, where he’s been protesting ever since supervisor Scott Wiener proposed a…

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Nudism/Naturism: Full-time or part-time?

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I am a full time nudist at heart because I absolutely detest having to wear clothing at all and if I was afforded the opportunity to “chuck the clothes” I would and would be perfectly content.

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This would be an issues post, which will end up in the master list of nudism/naturism entries here.

A journalist asked me a question recently, something like this: Are you full-time nudist/naturist at heart, or part-time?

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I’m not the biggest booster of the ice bucket challenge, but Canadian model Isabella Rossini found a good way of doing it. No need to worry about getting your clothes wet.

Rossini did several Naked News segments from a nude beach near Toronto (Hanlan’s Point, I believe) and seemed to be having a great time. I give her a bit of nudist cred for that one (rather than just being a model that is willing to post nude) even if she still has tan lines.

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George Davis’ Naked Speech in Times Square

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Body Freedom Activist George Davis Delivers Naked Speech in Times Square, NYC On Wednesday, August 4th, I went to see “body freedom activist” George Davis deliver a naked speech in Times Square, NYC. Davis is a nudist from San Francisco, where he’s been protesting ever since supervisor Scott Wiener proposed and successfully attained a nudity …
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eveandherfriends: ravishingly beautiful

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kdhume:

If I go topless in public I get arrested. If my cis-male friends go topless in public, the most they will get is a raised eyebrow. Do not tell me I’m fucking equal under the law.

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Let’s Be Honest

cait-e-s:

It makes no sense that men can go topless and women can’t. American women can’t imagine sitting out on a topless beach without being embarassed and the men accompanying them are worried others will gawk. In some countries there is less of a societal, objective focus on the body, which leads to feeling comfortable in your own skin and fewer feelings of inadequacy; what an idea.

Female or male, we both have a chest.

Honestly if anything, the female chest should be revered for sustaining life after the rest of the female body grew and birthed a child.

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sabrinas-own: artbeautypaintings:   August – Kevin Beilfuss

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artbeautypaintings:   August – Kevin Beilfuss

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Nudist beach plans for KwaZulu Natal

Nudist beach plans for KwaZulu Natal
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The KZN Naturist Association has made a formal application for a beach between Port Shepstone and Port Edward to be declared a nudistfriendly beach. The area that has been identified is North of the Lagoon and part of Mpenjati Beach. It is part of the
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bohemianist:

I think that if the female body wasn’t so censored on tv and taught to children as being something highly inappropriate, we could easily grow into a society that doesn’t sexualize every body part and scrutinize women for showing some thigh,cleavage or nipple …because it would finally be viewed as what it is- natural

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An Affordable Nude Cruise in the Keys!

An Affordable Nude Cruise in the Keys!  Filed under: ALL-NUDIST.com shared articles…

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Joel Embiid sends great tweet about naked selfies from girls
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… feedback, and takes a mini break. But he always returns with better jokes than the last time. He’s like a young Gilbert Arenas, hopefully without the golden gun incident. Oh, and that is exactly the reaction we have when receiving an unexpected

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Strip down at these holiday resorts

Strip down at these holiday resorts
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It’s definitely not for everyone but kicking back and enjoying a little social time sans clothing is part of a small but thriving community in South Africa. So much so, that naturist communities have set up whole resorts to accommodate those who enjoy

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A NUDIE DIGEST – August 19, 2014

Relationships Between Nudists and Non-Nudists

When one is clothed and the other is naked . . .When one is clothed and the other is naked . . .

Life sometimes gives us more that we seem to be able to handle. When that happens, we typically retreat into quietness and depression It’s that old “fight or flight” response that is hard-wired into our bodies, not something that we consciously think about. Yet, there are times when we have time to think when faced with something that is stressing us out. When we have the space and time and place to make conscious decisions about how we will respond, we have to consider that this space/time/place is a gift.

I am a naturist or nudist or whatever, that much I know as do a good number of people in my life. It isn’t exactly that I have chosen to be a naturist; it is more like I have opened up enough to the fact of the inner naked person that has lurked inside my head and body. My ego had denied this inner nude self for many years, too many years. But, rather than regret, I am simply relieved to have been able to emerge – come out of the closet? – into life as a more authentic me. I began to think that others were in the same place, that perhaps even most people would be unconsciously hiding their naked self behind a wide variety of belief systems, that if given the opportunity of experiencing the liberation from being clothed all the time, that they would naturally shed their clothing at the appropriate times and places that would present themselves.

However, this isn’t reality. Some people get to experience that liberation and find themselves stressed. Even after several deliberate attempts, they remain uncomfortable when unclothed. Their inner self is as clothed as their outer self. It just is what it is. Something we have to accept and not waste time trying to convert and change others. The last thing the world needs is another two sets of missionaries: missionaries preaching the ethic of being clothed, and missionaries preaching the ethic of being clothes-free with promises of heaven for all who convert. What we need to do is focus on being as authentically ourselves as is humanly possible.

So what about the situation where  both sides are committed to being together in a relationship. The person needing boundaries that are marked by clothing finds him or herself stressed when the other is naked in what is perceived as their space. That invasion of personal space within which a person thrives best creates all sorts of anxiety and stress. Unconsciously, there is then a need to do something to protect that personal space – fight or flight. Strangely, the person who is comfortable, even thriving with being clothing-free has no sense of a personal space being challenged by his or her unclothed partner. That is, unless there is a phobia about wearing clothing, a different issue entirely. So how does this problem get solved?

Does one create nude zones for the partner who finds a need for being clothes free? Such nude zones are only limiting one person in the relationship, the nudist. The give and take could include the creation of a time for nudity as well, a time when the non-nudist feels the least uncomfortable with their partner’s nudity. What emerges through these negotiations is a compromise in which the non-nudist accepts that he or she can’t deny the right of the nudist to clothing-free time; and the nudist accepts the fact that the non-nudist has acknowledged a right to nudity. So far so good. The relationship has made room for differences. Both feel a sense of accomplishment.

But time does strange things to a relationship. The nudist begins to feel more and more comfortable with nudity in the relationship to the point where the boundaries that were set begin to be compromised. Occasions of nudity begin to creep outside of designated times and places. There is an ache to have more time and space where the spirit, mind and body are able to be fully open. With this transgression, there is eventually a push-back by the clothed person who feels betrayed and disrespected. And so tolerance to the other’s nudity lessens. The differences become even more highlighted in the process. Yet, neither wants to have the relationship end, so there is a retreat back to the original position, or perhaps a renegotiation that allows the nudist a bit more time and space. This dynamic continues to reappear until either one or both are tired of the constant tension.

What then? It is hard for a couple, it is perhaps even harder for collectives sharing communities. I would like to have your ideas and experiences added here.

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some time ago

bikershortsI follow the blog of a true naturist in Poland. He’s dedicated and wants to spread his joy.

The blog is in Polish, but there’s a translation that converts the words into English or any of several other languages.

Here’s the translation of this posts. I like his idea. I don’t think I have enough guts to do it though.

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the “shorts” and hit the road.
At the mile-long stretch ran over a couple
of cars. None was any reaction.
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town in places where the road proceeded
relatively close to built-up because of the distance of a few hundred
meters I doubt that someone was able to distinguish these painted
shorts from the actual “

 

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These Are What Goddesses Look Like

These Are What Goddesses Look Like:A story about a women’s only nude swim in Oregon, of course.

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Madonna Refuses to Let Instagram Ruin Her Nipple Pic Birthday…

Madonna Refuses to Let Instagram Ruin Her Nipple Pic Birthday Fun | Billboardhttp://www.billboard.com/articles/6221779/madonna-instagram-nipple-pic

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Reblogging my most popular posts of the past few months…

Reblogging my most popular posts of the past few months…

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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MY FOLLOWERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please take the time to also follow my backup blog here:

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Just in case this one decides to disappear. Thanks!

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The Life & Times of a Nudist Couple, Guy & Carla…

The Life & Times of a Nudist Couple, Guy & Carla Purcella: Nudists are Losing Their Rights, and How YOU can Help http://ournudistlife.blogspot.com/2014/08/nudists-are-losing-their-rights-and-how.html

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This is where society is wrong.

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A man can go out topless, showing off his useless nipples.

A woman gets frowned upon breastfeeding her child publicly showing off LESS BOOB than you’d see if she had a bikini on.

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Wow. Wow. That means so much, truly!
As human beings, we are given a beautiful vessel to use during a lifetime and we are taught to dislike it and/or to hide it away. My mom told me she understands why I feel the way I do, but she doesn’t think I’ll change anyone’s opinion. The fact that your vision of women being able to go topless in public as well as men, makes me feel so so good inside, now I can tell her I at least contributed to that 🙂 Thank you so much for this comment. The way that you are leaving behind judgment and accepting this idea with open arms is wonderful to me and makes me so hopeful. I love you! You are a beautiful being.

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Australian Women’s Weekly: Abby Valdes’s nude stance on…

Australian Women’s Weekly:

Abby Valdes’s nude stance on sexualisationThe portraits, snapped by New York based photographer JD Forte, depict the size 14 model in various states of undress from topless to fully nude.

The former Melbournian says the project is intended to be a comment on gender inequality which Valdes says is still rampant in New York City even though it is commonly considered the epicentre of modern civilization. “A man can walk down the street with his chest seen and you wouldn’t blink an eye and say to your friends ‘Well that’s sacred and he should cover up his chest for his partner’. You don’t say that,” she says emphatically. “Women have been objectified and banned, shamed or made to feel like its taboo to show themselves because we are an item to be sexually desired and nothing more.” Passionate about her right to bare her bod in the same manner as any man, Valdes says she wanted create something that would challenge the idea that a woman’s body has been sexualised to the point of perversion. “Men of course have been objectified in their own way but they are still allowed to present themselves. Even if you watch movies or magazines, you can’t show a woman’s breast, even Instagram will delete your photos for showing nipples, no matter how tasteful.”

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Podcast: an Irish reporter goes naturist

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Irish reporter Sinead O’Donnell attended a naturist event in south Dublin. She joined Pat in studio to report back. Click the image or this link to go to the site and listen to the 9 minute podcast.

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heartlandnaturists: People often ask – what is it that nudists…

heartlandnaturists:

People often ask – what is it that nudists do?  There are lots of activities you can do nude!  For instance, have a nude mud bath!  This is something that you definitely don’t want to wear clothes for, so being nude is the perfect way to fully enjoy it! It’s so fun to walk through, roll around in, and feel on your skin. It will be the most fun you’ve had since you were a little kid.  Many of us were scolded as little kids for playing in the mud in our clothes, so playing in mud seems somehow wrong and forbidden.  But if you’re nude, then go for it and have a blast!

There is a misconception perpetuated by the porn industry that nudists get together to have sex.  But that’s not true.  Nudists get together for house parties, cookouts, volleyball, swimming, hiking, camping, bowling, billiards, watching movies, reading, playing card games, nude flying, and on, and on.  But we don’t get together for sex.

Nudists go without clothes because we are more comfortable physically with having no restraints of clothing on our skin.  And we’re more comfortable psychologically with who we are as people.  We accept others for who they are, not for what they look like.

The Heartland Naturists of Kansas City have been promoting wholesome, family-friendly nude recreation since 1982.

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A Day in the Life of a Naturist | The Naturist Page

Carina

A Day in the Life of a Naturist

(Carina: ecstasy of existence)

Uploaded By Peter Berzerker

 

Written by Petter Hegre, Fly on The Wall Productions created a documentary about Carina who has chosen to live a life as a Naturist in a community in Southern Brazil. The film is entitled, “Carina: ecstasy of existence“. The story is about Carina, a university student who describes her life in a community of Naturists that show no difference between the textile world and the Naturist world; except the sole difference that Naturists are clothes free. Yes, Naturists do get clothed too, Carina would love to go to school naked but as she describes, she has no choice but to get dressed or be thrown in jail. Even if it is hot outside as it is. She blames society for that; she is right. Carina and every other Naturist/Nudist enjoy the freedom of being clothes free just as we were all born without what today’s society likes to think that nudity and sexual-ism are automatically related when in fact that is not true. As a Naturist, sexual-ism and nudism are not related.

You can watch the film here: A Day in the Life of a Naturist (Carina: ecstasy of existence) | Uploaded By Peter Berzerker

Enjoy the film =)

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The annual “Streak for Tigers” happened Thursday…

The annual “Streak for Tigers” happened Thursday night. I haven’t seen anything yet on this year’s event except the above preview and this article.

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This Is My Body and Breakfast Ice Lollies

A quote which I read a few years ago has been playing on my mind recently.

“Good body image is not about looking in a mirror and saying ‘I love my body’, it is about looking in a mirror and saying ‘This is my body’.”

I can’t remember who said this so please let me know if it rings a bell for you too!

Anyhow, I have found accepting my body without prescription to love it very helpful.

 

Greta holding a sign that says "This Is My Body".Greta holding a sign that says “This Is My Body”.

 

Last week we veganised a recipe for Breakfast Ice Lollies that we found on pinterest (a mixture of a few actually). We didn’t manage to get any photos of them but they were super delicious, perfect for a summer morning.
We just mixed up a big pot of vegan yoghurt with a handful of blueberries and a handful of raspberries and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. Then we froze them in Ice Lolly moulds, but little plastic cups and lolly sticks would work just as well.

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Tiergarten: perfect park for urban naturism

Originally posted on Active Naturists:

I’m finally updating information on Berlin, the most naturist-friendly city in my opinion, and I’ll start with its main park Tiergarten in the very centre of the city. Given the park’s central location, it is easy to get there from pretty much anywhere around, so you could even come there after work or on a lunch break for some relaxed sunbathing on one of a few known FKK meadows (Freikörperkultur translates as Free Body Culture) south of Straße des 17 Juni. In the first half of the day, you can also refresh in one of those “showers” from sprinklers on the lawns throughout the park,

naturist 0000 Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany

but one of the meadows has a proper shower installed.

The lawns of Tiergarten are perfect for frisbee, ball games, badminton and its new faster counterpart, speedminton. By the way, speedminton was invented in Berlin, so playing it in the centre of the city a…

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Nudists/Naturists: Go Topless Day plans?

Nudists/Naturists: Go Topless Day plans?
Montreal Gazette (blog)
Yes, the title of this blog is SEO-friendly, not click bait (which I will talk about in another post). It is targeting my many nudism/naturism readers and asking: Do you plan to show your support for women’s equality by attending International Go

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How do you breathe through that little thing?

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thetoplesstour: Take your own path xo #beach #babe #boho…

thetoplesstour:

Take your own path xo
#beach #babe #boho #bohemian #model #TheToplessTour subido por jess_baynes

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Exposing our vulnerabilities to ourselves

CCseins_wuafbaI don’t want anyone to see my dark side or my weaknesses. I want to look my best, perform my best, be nice, please others… all the time. To a fault.

But it gets pretty painful working so hard to meet such unrealistic expectations. It’s a heavy load to carry. It’s so much better if we and can learn to accept ourselves just the way we are.

Drawing myself has helped me to do that. While I’m drawing (and a detailed image like this one requires many hours of looking back and forth between the photograph and my translation of it), I start to see clearly both the beauty and the flaws, the strengths and the weaknesses.

As if only by exposing everything can I embrace who/what I am. Hiding from my faults do not help me appreciate my strengths… whether they be related to character or appearance… I am what I am!

Flowing from within this very simple process of drawing, these little moments of discovery arise… a kind of “so what”? attitude comes in, which is actually the letting go of the perfectionism that usually haunts me.

I soften and accept. I see, for once, without judging.

These breasts that were such a disappointment when I was unable to produce enough milk for my babies are no longer a liability. They’re a part of me, imperfect like everything else, and yet perfectly fine just the way they are. As I age and see other women, friends and family, faced with the challenges of cancer, I am humbled and I’ve learned to treasure these breasts I once despised. Drawing has helped my be grateful for this body, my body.     – Colette

 

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Review: Woodstock: Freedom Festival @ Freedom Fields Naturist Ranch | The Naturist Page

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Starting just 3 years ago, Yvonne and Hector established what is known today as Freedom Fields Naturist Ranch. Located in Tamworth, Ontario and recognized by the FCN. I was talking to Hector and Yvonne and they have so many new ideas and things that they are working on to make the place a lot better than it already is. Their property is really huge and have a lot they can do with it, and they are. Freedom Fields is just as the name as it has been given. The freedom within the fields of this beautiful Naturist ranch! The staff and the people here are very welcoming, warm and friendly!

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It was my first time visiting Freedom Fields Naturist Ranch and nearly immediately I had a sense of welcoming. It was just like that Cheers show where everybody knows your name. it really felt like one big happy family. They are always looking after it’s members and making sure you got what you needed when and if you need help with something or to better make you feel more comfortable.

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At night time, the barn is the place to be where everybody likes to get together and listen to music, dance and socialize! Saturday night we had band that played for us byMetro