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House rejects toplessness bill

image State representatives killed a bill designed to give towns the power to ban toplessness as lawmakers believed the bill infringed on the right to freedom of speech. SB 347, filed by state Sen. Nancy Stiles, R-Hampton, would have given towns the authority to regulate the times and places of bathing, sunbathing and swimming in municipal parks, beaches, pools and other municipal properties and the clothing to be worn by the...More...


What happened when I did yoga naked with dozens of strangers

image When I sign up for Naked In Motion’s combo pilates and yoga class - a workout sans clothes - I have a lot of questions: When do you get naked? What if you have to fart? Do people hit on each other? (Probably not if you fart.) While I’ve made great strides from the body-conscious teenager I used to be, I know that I’ve still got some work to do. That’s why the class is so intriguing to me. For example, I’m not the kind of person who...More...


We Asked a Young Nudist Why Young People Aren’t Nudists Anymore

image The Van Tan Club claims to be Canada’s oldest nudist club, and it’s certainly amongst the most picturesque. Nestled on the densely forested lower slopes of Grouse Mountain, the naturists who drive up its winding private road are rewarded with a view of the Burrard Inlet and Greater Vancouver. Despite all its beauty, and its facilities (a wood-burning sauna, shuffleboard, and a pool) the Van Tan has a problem-it’s finding it...More...


The Top 12 U.S. Cities for Observing World Naked Gardening Day

image Gardening is a great way for someone to become one with nature. But each year on the first Saturday of May, gardeners can strip down the desire to be one with nature to its bare essence. Organizers of World Naked Gardening Day - it’s on May 7 in 2016 - encourage gardeners to wear their birthday suits instead of their gardening garb while engaging in this popular hobby. "Why garden naked? First of all, it’s fun! Second only to swimming, gardening is at the top of the list of family-friendly activities people are most ready to consider doing nude," the World Naked Gardening Day...More...


Sign Up To Pose Nude At The Republican National Convention

image Calling all feminist activists, nudists, Cleveland-based Democrats, and people overdue for a laundry day. Photographer Spencer Tunick is looking for 100 bold women to pose nude for a Cleveland-based photo shoot on July 17, 2016. Also — you’ll be baring all at the Republican National Convention. If you’re not familiar with Tunick’s work, allow me to briefly summarize: naked people, lots of them. Since the 1990s, Tunick...More...

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Would you dine in a naked restaurant?

image No shirt, no shoes? You’ve got service at this bare-naked restaurant opening in London. Restaurant goers will soon be able to dine in their birthday suits where the waitstaff will also be showing more skin then the typical road-side diner would. London’s Bunyadi restaurant opens in June and personifies the meaning of the word "natural" by liberating patrons from phones, electric lights - and clothing. According to...More...


Skinny dipping is the new rage for singles

image Here’s the skinny on Americans - they love to swim nude when on vacations, according to a new survey by an online dating Web site. According to more than 15,000 respondents, skinny-dipping is very popular among singles - but being caught in the act (of swimming with no clothes on), not so much. The survey by MissTravel.com showed more than 70 percent of travelers have gone skinny-dipping, while 38 percent...More...


Bare Reality: Epsom photographer Laura Dodsworth's breast book becomes a play in Ewell

image An Epsom photographer’s inspiring book of boobs is being adapted for the stage. Laura Dodsworth spent two years photographing and interviewing women aged 19 to 101 about their breasts, bodies and lives for the book Bare Reality. It was featured on TV and talk shows around the world and raised money for Breast Cancer UK. Among the women featured were a Buddhist nun, a burlesque dancer, a female...More...


Skinny-dipping safaris suggested to supplement struggling fishers

image A shortage of fish in the sea has prompted a call for local fishers to adopt "alternative" business interests - including skinny-dipping safaris and seal harvesting. Fishers would not be able to rely on fish resources to develop their communities, according to veteran fishing rights activist Andy Johnston of the Artisanal Fishers Association. Speaking at a small-scale fisheries workshop in Cape Town on...More...


Gallery sues over fines for artwork of partially nude woman

A New Jersey gallery has filed a federal lawsuit over a violation it was issued for displaying artwork of a partially nude woman in its store window. The Borghi Fine Art Gallery in Englewood sued last week, saying its constitutional rights were violated when it was issued a violation with fines of $1,250 per day and the threat of up to 90 days in jail over artwork showing a woman's bare buttocks. City officials and code...More...


Naked Pictures in Tibet Cause Online Controvery

image Naked pictures of a Chinese woman by a Tibetan lakeside have stirred widespread debates on Weibo, where many people think that the woman’s act of getting naked on camera is "disrespectful to Tibetan culture." According to China Tibetan News, pictures of a Chinese woman getting naked by the Yamdrok Lake in Tibet went viral on Chinese social media on April 11, causing widespread discussions amongst...More...


The Hull people signing up to strip naked for Spencer Tunick’s Sea Of Hull

image She thinks nothing about shedding her clothes. Now, Sam Hawcroft, the editor and publisher of H&E naturist magazine, is encouraging others to do the same by becoming part of the Sea Of Hull. New York artist Spencer Tunick’s latest project to photograph at least 1,000 naked people in Hull was officially launched yesterday. Sam said: "As the news broke, there was the full gamut of reactions on the...More...


Family of nudist farmers reveal: ‘The cows watch us ploughing in the nude!’

image Farming and nudity aren’t words that you’d often put together - until you meet the Woods family who regularly strip off when they’re going about their agricultural duties. ‘Farming is hot work, the less you wear the better,’ says Colin Wood, as he rides a tractor (wearing nothing but green wellies) on the family beef and arable farm in a village near Doncaster. For Colin, 64, his wife Carol, 60, their daughter Angela, 35 and ...More...


Wasaga council OK with three-year trial for clothing optional beach

image The longest freshwater beach in the world could soon have the longest stretch of clothing-optional beach in Ontario. Town council has backed a bid to turn the north-eastern stretch of Beach Area One that’s largely natural as a spot for people to go au naturel. At its March 15 meeting, Wasaga Beach council’s committee of the whole endorsed a recommendation for a three-year trial, with...More...


From the Archive: Skinny-dipping in 1950s DeKalb County

image By the 1950s, both DeKalb and Sycamore had public pools, but those weren’t the only places DeKalb County residents went to cool off in the summer. In the summer of 1954, DeKalb County Sheriff Francis J. Sullivan started to get worried about "nocturnal swimming parties" at a gravel pit on the Sears farm, 3 miles southeast of Sycamore, according to a report in the Chronicle in June of that year...More...


Natural Week: Naked in the Woods

image Recently BTRtoday’s very own Jess Goulart described her unexpected experience at a naturist (a.k.a. nudist) resort. Today, we take a deeper look into this liberating lifestyle as we chat with Felicity Jones, co-founder of Young Naturists of America, who also recently modeled on the Project Runway Allstars episode "Birthday Suit." In the episode, a group of designers were challenged to create fashionable...More...


Group wants Arkansas’s prude nude law revoked

image It’s currently a Class A misdemeanor for a "person, club, camp, corporation, partnership, association or organization to advocate, demonstrate, or promote nudism." Nudism is terrific, and you should try it! That's not an editorial comment, by the way. It's written there to make a point. Specifically, if local police and prosecutors wanted to follow the letter of current Arkansas law, the author of this article is, as of...More...


Facebook suspends users over ‘nude’ photo of Aboriginal women in traditional dress

image Facebook has suspended the profiles of people who shared an article about Aboriginal feminism, because it contains a photograph of two Indigenous women in traditional attire. Facebook does not allow bare breasts in posts. Celeste Liddle, a feminist and freelance author, gave the keynote speech at the Queen Victoria Women's Centre’s annual International Women's Day address, and a version of...More...


Woman sues Chicago for indecent exposure fine on 'Go Topless Day'

image A woman who for several years participated in "Go Topless Day" in Chicago is suing the city for the cost of an indecent exposure fine, according to court documents. Sonoko Tagami filed a lawsuit Thursday against the city and the Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings. Chicago police ticketed Tagami for indecent exposure in August 2014 during an event at Chicago's lakefront to promote the right...More...


Residents, swimmers clash over ‘clothing optional’ beach

image Residents and swimmers are clashing over nudity on a North Shore beach, and they both say the law's on their side. Polo Beach in Mokuleia has long been known as a "clothing optional" beach, a fact that angers area homeowners. Denise Kuehu and other residents say the nudity has gotten out of hand, and that public decency laws should be enforced to keep beachgoers clothed. "It's been going on for so long...More...


Budleigh Salterton nudist beach bid defeated

image Naturists have lost their bid to extend the clothes-free area of a beach - after the existing section was rendered "too uncomfortable" to sit on. There had been calls to increase the length of Budleigh Salterton's nudist beach by 200 yards (183m), after the tide washed away pebbles and left hard "bedrock" behind. But Budleigh Salterton town council argued it was possible to put a "towel or lilo down" within the....More...


A beloved clothing-optional hot springs resort devastated by a Northern California wildfire last year has announced plans to re-open this year.

Harbin Hot Springs updated its website to say the famed resort may start taking customers as early as late summer. The Valley Fire whipped through Lake County, killing four people and wiping out 1,300 homes. The Sept. 12 fire torched nearly 120 square miles and caused at least $700 million in insured damages. The fire left Harbin's hot and cold springs intact but destroyed most of the resort. A soft opening will...More...


Last ever Naked Bike Ride in Melbourne

image Cyclists in Melbourne have stripped off today for the last World Naked Bike Ride to be held in the city. Having run for a decade, organisers say the event is to close, because "cycling and cycling awareness has become a full time job, not just one day a year.” Cyclists wore helmets but little else to take part in the 15km route around the city, aiming to promote...More...


Kate Hudson grew up in a comfortably naked family

image Kate Hudson prefers being naked. The 36-year-old actress, whose book ’Pretty Happy’ is about ways to love yourself, inherited her body confidence from her Oscar-winning mother Goldie Hawn because the veteran star always wore "tiny numbers" around their home. Speaking to talk show host Conan O'Brien, she said: "My family’s always been a comfortably...More...


Male Politicians Warn Exposed Boobs May Cause Society To Collapse

image New Hampshire state representatives are suggesting that society may collapse if lawmakers don't make it illegal for women to expose their breasts in public. State Reps. Brian Gallagher and Peter Spanos, both Republicans, are co-sponsors of a bill that would slap women with a misdemeanor charges for showing their breasts and nipples with "reckless disregard" for ...More...


Mac holding 1st Nearly Naked Mile

image MacMurray College will hold its first Nearly Naked Mile on Monday to benefit the Jacksonville Salvation Army. Participants will wear clothing to the event they wish to donate, strip down to the bare essentials and run the one mile course. Prizes will go to the fastest male and female runners, the best costume and best team theme. The race begins at the....More...


Dutch saunas warned not to film naked people for security reasons

image The Dutch privacy watchdog AP has written to a number of sauna companies in the Netherlands warning them that they should not use security cameras in places where people walk around naked. The watchdog says it has received ’multiple signals’ that this is happening in some saunas and gets hundreds of complaints about the use of...More...


Facebook can be sued for censoring nude painting

image The Court of Appeal of Paris on Friday ruled that a case opened against Facebook for censoring a 19th-Century nude painting can be tried in France. The court rejected Facebook’s argument that it is governed exclusively by Californian law, upholding a March 2015 lower court ruling that a clause in Facebook’s terms of agreement is "abusive" in reserving exclusive...More...



Fruits of Nude Drawing Marathon on Display for One Day in the LES

image In 2012, artist Mike Perry, now 34, and his friend fellow artist Josh Cochran were lamenting how much they missed figure drawing, an art class staple with very little practical application for the professional artist. So they decided to organize what Perry called a "crazy nude drawing marathon." But they didn't want to use professional models. "We wanted to see if we could get...More...


Nude yoga: Baring all an eye-opening but liberating experience

image Nude yoga is not for the faint-hearted, but for a group of Gold Coast locals it is a chance to let loose while focusing on health and relaxation. Most people might shrink from the idea of taking their clothes off and doing a downward dog pose in front of strangers. But for those who regularly take part in nude yoga, it is a liberating and exhilarating experience. Baring...More...


How to love your body the Danish way (hint: you’ll need to get naked first)

image With my arms clamped tightly to the side of my clammy swimming costume, I face the naked woman who’s gesticulating wildly and firing a torrent of Danish at me. When I haltingly ask her whether she speaks English, she barely pauses for breath before ordering me – in perfect English – to take off my costume and make my way to the communal shower, for reasons...More...


Tourist’s naked dip in Rome fountain angers locals

image A tourist filmed skinny-dipping in one of Rome’s most famous fountains has triggered anger at the “shameful” treatment of Italy’s cultural heritage. A video posted online on Sunday shows a naked man clambering out of the 17th-century Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi to laughter and applause. A local councillor, Nathalie Naim, published the clip...More...


Italians Mock Cover-Up of Nude Statues for Iranian’s Visit

image A decision to cover up nude statues from Roman antiquity during a visit by President Hassan Rouhani of Iran has drawn ridicule and scorn in Italy — much of it directed at the Italian government — and spurred a debate about the national identity. The statues, in a corridor leading to a grand hall in Rome’s renowned Capitoline Museums, were encased in...More...


Topless Baristas Have Taken Over Washington State – and Not All Locals Are Happy

image If you go to grab a cup of coffee in Spokane, Washington, you might run into baristas who look a little...different. In a new video, restaurant guide Zagat explores the rising trend of topless drive-through coffee shops in Washington state, where baristas at cafés like Bare Beans Espresso and Smokin’ Hot Espresso will serve up your caffeine fix sans clothes...More...


Meet the Nudists Willing to Sue Their City for the Right to Get Naked

image If you want to lead a nudist lifestyle, there are worse places to do it than Huntington Beach, California. The coastal city in Orange County has nice weather, miles of beachfront, and year-round sunshine. There’s just one catch: The "powers that be" in Southern California aren’t exactly pro-nude. Over the years, nude beaches across the region have been stripped of...More...


Pilwarren Maslin Beach Nude Games attract hundreds of competitors who dare to bare all

image More than 300 people have bared it all at the Pilwarren Maslin Beach Nude Games on South Australia’s southern coast. Hosted by the local nudist community, the event attracts people from around Australia to compete in a range of novelty sports including three-legged and sack races, as well as water balloon throwing. Participants can also enter competitions to claim...More...


Iran’s President visits Italy: Nude statues

image An imposing equestrian statue of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius dominated the room where Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met on Monday. But Rouhani could not admire some of the other masterpieces at Rome’s world-famous Capitoline Museums, which hosted the meeting. The museum’s naked statues, including a...More...


This week in history: Jan. 25-31

image Here’s what happened this week in history in the Ozarks. Jan. 25, 1948: A memorial book exhibit was on display at the Springfield Public Library. Librarian Harriet Horine noted that people wanting to honor the memory of deceased loved ones by giving something enduring were donating books to libraries. The custom was gaining favor throughout the country. Springfield’s...More...


Drop the Bikini? How to Enjoy Co-ed Nude Spas - and Expand Your Cultural Bravery

image "You cannot wear a swimsuit in here," said the nude man to the three of us bikini-clad women. "This is not America." Our jaws dropped. My immediate thought was this had to be some crass joke. While I had come to expect some nudity in European spas, after five years living abroad, I had never known it to be mandatory. But as my two Canadian friends and I ventured...More...


15th Annual "No Pants" BART Ride Day

image The whole point is for 600+ people to ride BART (and then Muni) without any pants (wearing interesting undies and colorful socks) and to keep a straight face and act completely normal. The event which takes place in over 15 countries around the world is hosted by prank collective Improv Everywhere. Requirements for Participation: 1) Willing to take pants off on subway...More...


Sunbathers want clothing-optional area at Wasaga Beach

image A group of bathers is looking for a secluded spot along Wasaga Beach to enjoy nature "as God created them." That’s according to Wasaga Bares, a naturist group that formed more than a decade ago, and has come to the municipality looking for support in their effort to convince the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to set aside a portion of the provincial park as ...More...


The Questions I Asked Myself Before My First Polar ’Bare’ Plunge At 59

image As I opened my window blinds on Sunday morning, January 3, 2016, I found myself humming the Rocky theme song. I knew it was going to be one of those days that took me way out of my comfort zone, and I was nervous but very excited. I was heading down to Gunnison Beach in Sandy Hook, New Jersey to participate in the annual "Polar Bare Plunge." Yes, you...More...


Australia’s oldest nudist club invites new members to get back to nature

image Sydney has a long and rich history of nudism, and you can still find beaches to the north and south of the city dedicated to enjoying your leisure time in your birthday suit. But members of the Heritage Australia Nudists Club say there is more to this way of life than just enjoying the sun and sand. The club is believed to be the oldest nudist club in Australia, starting in 1949...More...


According To A New Study, Scientists Say Women Need To Stop Wearing Their Bras Immediately.

image To wear a bra or not...that is the question! Do you wear a bra for esthetic or health reasons? There is actually a "National No Bra Day" that occurred on October 13th; the point of this nutty sounding day had the serious purpose of promoting breast cancer awareness and raising funds for research. Speaking of research, a study was done by...More...


Nudists Save Sinking Boat at Yacht Race

image Ah, a yacht race. Oh, we're taking on water—and being rescued by nudists. Such was the experience of yacht-racing fans whose small wooden boat began sinking near the popular "Sydney to Hobart" race on Boxing Day in Australia, the Telegraph reports. Once yachts departed to start the race, a few of the event's 600,000 spectators noticed the vessel approaching...More...


We Interviewed the Photographer Whose Nude Photos Are Shocking Denmark

image Denmark is famed for its stunning women and their insouciance about nudity. The Nordic nation has long shrugged off sexual conventions, setting a carefree standard for the rest of Scandinavia. So it's surprising that Danish photographer Mathilde Grafström sparked a media firestorm when she attempted to show some of her recent work in Copenhagen’s...More...


Naked truth of life drawing

image In a world obsessed with body image, staring at naked women for hours on end may not seem the obvious solution to improving self-confidence. But a new study suggests that attending life-drawing classes can make people feel better about their own size and shape because they present a more realistic image of a natural body. Anglia Ruskin University asked 138...More...


Inside Sunsport Gardens, a proud community of nudists

image Driving along the dirt roads that lead to Sunsport Gardens resort in Loxahatchee Groves, the area seems like any other camp site covered in thick subtropical foliage of bamboo and palm trees. But when visitors reach the front entrance, they’re greeted by a sign they won’t find in many other places: "Nudity is EXPECTED." In the spotlight after a recent...More...


No Flash! Naked Selfies Banned at Famous Monument

image Bad tourist behavior has led to a new code of conduct at Angkor Wat, including a prohibition on nudity. (Photo: iStock/Keith Molloy) You’re going to have to keep your clothes on at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat now. And yes, it would seem that tourists do need to be told that. Last winter, two Arizona sisters were arrested, fined, and banned for pulling their pants down and...More...


Clothing optional: Would you go butt naked at one of these nudist resorts?

image We all like to go a little crazy on holiday, but are you brave enough to lose all your inhibitions? If you want to feel truly free and easy, why not trade your shirts and skirts for your birthday suit at one of these stunning nudist resorts. More than 52 million people who partake in clothing-optional holiday resorts at clubs in North America alone, according to the American...More...


Self-Portraits of a Naked Adventurer

image The photographer Ruben Brulat was traveling alone through Iceland in 2009 when, in the midst of setting up his camp, he was arrested by the beauty of a rock perched on the mountainside, almost ready to fall from among the clouds seemingly wrapped around its peak. Setting up his camera on a timer, Brulat followed his senses and captured himself lying naked...More...


Northamptonshire vets bare all in naked calendar to raise money for air ambulance charity

image A team of vets in Northamptonshire has created a naked calendar to help raise money for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA). The equine team at Towcester and Onley Vets have been pictured wearing only their boots in a series of poses performing a variety of clinical procedures. Becky Wallis, who is part of the nursing team, said...More...


1,700-Year-Old Ring Depicts Nude Cupid

image An intricately carved gold ring containing a stone engraved with an image of Cupid - a god associated with erotic love - has been discovered near the village of Tangley in the United Kingdom. In the engraving, Cupid (also known by his Greek name, "Eros") is shown standing completely nude while holding a torch with one hand. The ring dates back around 1,700 years...More...


Models sue Caliente nudist resort: Stop using our images

image They’re Playboy playmates and stars of reality shows, feature movies and video games. One, Jaime Edmondson, is engaged to Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria and has two children with him. The couple are scheduled to wed in December. The 16 successful models say they are paid tens of thousands of dollars for each use of one of their images...More...


Swimming Shorts: Skinny Dipping In Central London

image As a naked Winston Churchill putters by, big head bobbing on top of the water, mouth puffing in and out on a cigar that isn't there, we do wonder what we've let ourselves in for. There’s only one way to get the full Energybase experience though, and by god, that's what we're going to do. Skinny dipping may typically be the sort of folly reserved for ...More...


Naked rollercoaster riders fail to break world record

image The daring group braved the cold at Southend’s Adventure Island as they rode the Green Scream without any clothes on, all in the name of charity. The seaside amusement park set the Guinness World Record in 2010, when 102 people rode the same rollercoaster in the buff. And while there was only 57 people taking part this time around, they travelled from...More...


Fort Collins, Colorado, rejects proposal to allow women to go topless in public

image It’s official: Women can’t appear topless in Fort Collins, Colorado. The Fort Collins City Council voted late Tuesday to reject a proposal that would have allowed women to go naked in public from the waist up. Brittiany Hoagland, an activist with Go Topless, had pushed to change the city code banning bare breasts in public, but at the packed meeting, supporters of...More...


Naked 'tombstoning' advert for Hostelworld banned in UK

image Ads showing people jumping off a cliff into an open water pool have been banned in the UK following complaints they condoned the potentially deadly activity of tombstoning. The new Hostelworld advert: 'tantalising you with the concept of freedom' Read more The two TV ads and a cinema ad for Hostelworld.com drew 20 complaints from viewers that the footage of...More...


The Art of Being Naked

image When was the last time you stripped your clothes off, stood in front of a mirror, took a good look at yourself (no sideways, peek-a-boo-type glances, please), and actually liked what you saw? When you think about it, there are few instances in which we're naked -- the moment you're born (not counting the time you spent safe, sound and secure in your...More...


Why you shouldn’t be ashamed of bathing with your kids, despite the Perez Hilton controversy

image Social media icon Perez Hilton has been called everything from a bad father to a child abuser since posting a photo of himself and his son showering together. The photo appeared on Instagram and showed Hilton from the waist up and his son’s head poking over his shoulder. The boy was completely covered below the neck. The negative backlash has spurred debates...More...


Jane Fonda Reveals She Went Skinny-Dipping with Michael Jackson While Filming On Golden Pond

image Leave it to Jane Fonda and Michael Jackson to do something truly off the wall. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar-winning actress reveals that she got close to the King of Pop while she filmed On Golden Pond in the early ’80s - and the pair indulged in a little swimming in the buff. "[He] came and stayed for 10 days," she told THR in...More...


Eve Babitz's Famous Nude Chess Match Against Marcel Duchamp, the Full Story

image Last week, New York Review Books Classics reissued the first work of Eve Babitz, her "confessional L.A. novel," Eve’s Hollywood (1974). VF.com had already commemorated the occasion by excerpting the dedication page, actually, pages plural-a full eight in my original hardcover edition-which sounds like a dopey idea until you’ve read them. The pages tell...More...


'Naked Magic': Australian magicians to make inhibitions disappear in Fort Lauderdale

image Their publicist says Australian magicians Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler hide "nothing up their sleeves." By the end of two Naked Magic shows Saturday and Sunday at Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale audiences will know whether they’re hiding anything up their pant legs, too. Wayne says he and Tyler, now known as the Naked Magicians, were...More...


Walgreens TV Commercial, 'Carpe Med Diem'

image Two elderly women are at Walgreen's running errands. One of them picks up her medicine prescriptions while the other loads up on sunblock and sun tan lotion. "Carpe Med Diem" might be Latin for, "Seize the day to get more out of life and Medicare Part D" according to comedian Tina Fey. The two women reach their destination, a nude beach, and take...More...


Dear Abby: Lifestyle causes nudist's wife grief

Dear Abby: My husband enjoys sitting around (among other activities) naked. We live in a subdivision with 700 homes. I have asked him repeatedly to stop, join a nudist group or go home to his mother - whatever! He says he’s sorry, blah blah blah. But it doesn’t stop happening. I’m afraid he’ll get caught without a stitch on one day and all hell will break loose. I realize how...More...


Nudists fear flats development will spoil naked tennis by overlooking their court

image Tennis-playing nudists have complained their way of life may be “destroyed” by a tower block overlooking their court. Members of naturist club The White House are fighting proposals for a large complex of 36 flats next to the tennis court on their grounds in Whyteleafe, a commuter village in Surrey. Club chairman Val Humfress told the Standard that while members...More...


Baring it all for nude yoga: Stacey June road tests the new naked trend

image I could begin this piece by telling you I was attending a nude yoga class on a Friday night for research purposes for this article. That my editor here at news.com.au sent me the information and asked me to go along for a giggle. But that would be a lie. I pitched the idea to write about the class because I was filled with curiosity and as a regular yoga goer and I...More...


ZUCK: Time to shut down the nudist colony

Summertime is a great time for sharing photos of one's children. Having a 3-year-old son and a 17-month-old daughter, I've enjoyed taking and sharing pictures of the kids at the beach, at the zoo, on vacation and playing in the backyard over the past few months. The response I get most often to these pictures (besides of course "how adorable!" -since I, like all parents, believe that my...More...


It’s a cover-up! Hot tub high jinks prompt change in clothing-optional policy

image Call it the death knell for the Age of Aquarius in Santa Fe: Ten Thousand Waves has dropped its clothing-optional policy for its all-genders communal tub. Visitors now must at least keep their bottoms on. The reason for the change in policy? People behaving badly. Mostly men. “Exhibitionism, inappropriate comments to female and male guests, innuendo, inappropriate...More...


Nude beach petition: Clothing optional at Dundowran Beach not on says Fraser Coast councillor

image The Fraser Coast Regional Council in southern Queensland says it will not be swayed by a petition calling for a nude beach in the region. The petition, lodged with the Queensland Parliament this month, has 160 signatures wanting Dundowran Beach to become the state's first legal clothing optional beach. Councillor Rolf Light said he did not think the beach was an...More...


The health benefits of being naked: How stripping down is good for you

image How many times during this year's super hot and humid summer did you just wish you could strip all of your clothes off to cool down? Well, it turns out being naked may not only be more comfortable but healthier as well. Some experts say that donning your birthday suit more often can help with myriad physical and psychological problems. So how do you reap...More...


Baring it all for nude yoga: Stacey June road tests the new naked trend

image I could begin this piece by telling you I was attending a nude yoga class on a Friday night for research purposes for this article. That my editor here at news.com.au sent me the information and asked me to go along for a giggle. But that would be a lie. I pitched the idea to write about the class because I was filled with curiosity and as a regular yoga goer and I...More...


Times Square Coalition: Keep the Plazas, Regulate Naked People

image The Times Square Alliance and a coalition of electeds has a plan to address complaints about Times Square without destroying the hugely successful pedestrian plazas. The centerpiece of the proposal is to legally redefine the Broadway plazas as a public space with three regulated zones: “civic” zones for public seating areas and programmed events; "flow" zones for...More...


Group gets judge's OK to parade nude in S.F.

image It’s illegal to go naked in public in San Francisco, unless you’re part of an event with a city permit, like a parade. And that’s what 50 to 100 nudists plan to do on city streets Saturday, with an assist from a federal judge. The parade, held the day before the city-permitted, X-rated Folsom Street Fair, is being led by the same group of unclad activists who unsuccessfully...More...


A German tabloid posts nude paintings to protest Facebook's hate speech policy

image The Berlin-based tabloid newspaper B.Z. has in recent weeks emerged as Germany's main media critic of a much bigger adversary: Facebook. B.Z. has repeatedly mobilized readers to go after the social media giant for not doing more to delete hate speech against refugees. Germany has experienced a wave of such comments in recent weeks. On Monday...More...


Women only skinny dipping event to boost body confidence

image Women are being invited to bare all on a secluded beach this weekend and boost their self confidence. The "empowering", if not chilly, event will be on Saturday at a secret location on the Welsh coast and is organised by two female artists who say they want to contribute to the current debate about body image. A similar event held by Happy In My Skin...More...


Philly Naked Bike Ride takes over streets of Philadelphia

imageHundreds of naked bikers stormed the streets of Philadelphia for the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride on Saturday. For the seventh straight summer, hundreds of bicyclists joined together — creatively painted or stripped down to their birthday suits — to promote fuel-conscious consumption, positive body image and cycling advocacy. Before baring all for the more...More...


Farmer has been NAKED for 40 years because he's allergic to clothes

imageSimply slipping on a sock would cause excruciating pain for this Indian farmer who is forced to tend his fields in the buff. But Subal Barman, whose naked body is a common sight in Rajpur village, in West Bengal, northern India, refuses to let his strange condition get him down. He said: "From my childhood I could not wear clothes on my skin. It gives me...More...


Watch A Sports Anchor Hilariously Recreate Iconic Top Gun Scene With Nudists

imageTV is weird. Specifically TV news. If somebody asked you to cover a special interest story at a nudist camp you might think of several different ways to do it. You could interview people about why they enjoy that lifestyle. You could report the details about the location in order to give information to your viewers. Or, you could recreate the volleyball scene from...More...


Moscow nudists targeted in campaign against 'depravity'

imageSummer temperatures may be cooling in Moscow, but the city's nudists are starting to feel the heat. A leading politician is reportedly mounting a campaign to ban naked bathers from a popular riverside hangout they've used for decades, calling their behavior "depraved." "Their shindigs often end in fights, drinking or sex in public," says Lyudmila Stebenkova...More...


This Labor Day Weekend, Beware of Naked Toddlers Menacing a Hotel Near You

image One of the great joys of summer in childhood is the freedom to strip off your clothes and frolic shame-free-naked on the beach. On a recent family vacation to North Truro, Massachusetts, without thinking twice, I let my 3-year son disrobe to his natural state and enjoy this pleasure, knowing that one day soon social norms will challenge his sense of...More...


The 'Streaking' Streak

imageIt’s still swimsuit season, there’s still time to lace up those sneakers and get moving. Which is exactly what some folks are doing as they seek out classic jogging sensations: the steady bounce, the adrenaline build, the burning quads, the wind against their … genitals? These days, a certain group of people are running around, only they’re doing it buck naked, sporting just sneakers for flair. Here in the industrial town of Porto Alegre, Brazil...More...


Hundreds of naked runners streak through London Zoo

image Some 200 people streaked naked through London zoo on Thursday to raise awareness for tiger conversation. The jog aimed to raise money in support of the Zoological Society of London, who help protect tigers through global conservation projects. Runners Clare Sweeten and Amy Wellings, zookeepers at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire, were among those to take part in the charity run...More...


The naked truth about Germany: Clothing is optional

image The beaches of the German resort town of Boltenhagen on the Baltic Sea on August 5, 2015, were a reflection of a lingering cultural divide between those who until unification 25 years ago were East and West Germans. Formerly communist easterners like bathing nude, while westerners find the practice a bit disturbing. Claudia Himmelreich McClatchy...More...


Anchorage naked bike ride canceled after warning from police

Even after organizers canceled the event, the Anchorage Police Department has a warning for anyone planning on participating in a mass naked bike ride Aug. 21 in downtown Anchorage: Don't do it. Riding your bicycle sans clothing in Anchorage is illegal, APD says -- a violation of public decency laws or worse. The event hit Facebook in late July. It was supposed to start at the parking lot on Third Avenue where the Anchorage Market and Festival...More...


Nude runners bare all for polar bear cause at South Yorkshire attraction

imageNude runners braved the elements and bared all for a good cause at a South Yorkshire visitor attraction last night. The half-mile naked dash around Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster aimed to boost the park’s innovative Project Polar campaign. A group of 43 hardy fundraisers were sponsored to get starkers and complete a short streak around the park, which has two polar bears called Victor and Pixel...More...


Odd Jobs: Nudist resort owners

image It's not every day you see a man riding his tractor in the nude, but at Coventry Club and Resort, this is business as usual. "It runs just like any other campground, except we don't have clothes," Bill Perreault said. Bill Perreault and his wife, Susan Lembcke, are nudists. They're baring it all to give us a rare glimpse beyond the gates of Vermont's only nudist...More...


Swiss City Grooms for First Nude Public Performance Art Festival

imageOn August 21, the world’s first official, naked public performance art festival will occur in the streets of Biel, Switzerland, featuring projects from 18 international artists. Local artist Thomas Zollinger conceived of the two-day Body and Freedom Festival (link NSFW) to increase beyond gallery walls the presence of the naked body as an artistic medium. While nakedness...More...


Installing "Skinny Dipping" Disable Switch for Swimming Pool Camera

imageWith video surveillance cameras being so ubiquitous, privacy is still a concern among some clients. That’s certainly the case for ABE Alarm Service in Allentown, Pa., which was recently asked to install an exterior home video surveillance system, but with a twist: The homeowners asked that a disable switch be installed for one particular camera that...More...


Book review | "Naked at Lunch" gives funny, sometimes profane, look at losing the clothes

imageThere’s never enough space in your closet. So maybe it’s time to purge, to donate things that don’t fit anymore. That’d make a lot of room, although there’s one suit you’ll never be able to throw out. You’ve had it so long you can’t even remember where you got it. No matter how much weight you lose or gain, it always fits – though it’s rumpled now, and impossible to...More...


Man skydives naked for ambulances in Uganda

imageA British man raised almost $9,000 to buy ambulances in Uganda by skydiving naked. Howard Smith, a 50-year-old electrical engineer, took the challenge from POND, a charity organization in partnership between Wales and Uganda. The father-of-two raised more than $3,000 last year doing his first tandem skydive. This year, he decided to take it a step further...More...


The 10 Best Nudist Spots In The World

imageWant to let it all hang out? Remove the clothing that confines you? By the sea, by lakes, wild or in luxury—here are the best places to go bare. 1. Berlin: Lido Wannsee Berlin has long been the best place for naturists in Europe, and those wanting to wear the bare minimum for the summer are really spoilt for choice. One of the most popular spots is...More...


100 Fully Naked People Get Bodies Painted, Then Head Over To The U.N.

image"All Bodies Are Works of Art" said the banner at the front of the modest, three-block march some 100 fully naked, fully painted people embarked upon yesterday afternoon, walking from Dag Hammarskjold Plaza to an NYPD holding pen (thanks, Obama!) across from the United Nations. The occasion was NYC Bodypainting Day 2015, organized by....More...


Voyeur uses drone to spy on nudists

imageNaturists on one of Britain's most popular nudist beaches fear they are being spied on by a voyeur flying a drone. A number of naked sunbathers were left angry when they were buzzed by a radio-controlled drone that flew up and down the famous Studland nudist beach in Dorset. They feared a camera was attached to the device and that...More...


Skinny dipping exhibition held at Barnabas Arts House

image An exhibition featuring women skinny dipping in the sea is being held at a Newport arts house. Barnabas Arts House, based on New Ruperra Street, has been hosting the THIS IS ME / happy in my skin! exhibition since earlier this month. The exhibition aims to empower women and celebrate the concept of positive body-activism A spokesman from...More...


In Berkeley, protesters get naked to try to save trees

imageAn estimated 50-75 people took part in a staged protest today at a eucalyptus grove on the UC Berkeley campus, many of them stripping naked in doing so, to make clear their opposition to a proposed FEMA-funded tree-clearing program in the East Bay hills. The event was orchestrated by the Tree Spirit Project whose mission is...More...


Thousands attempt to break skinny-dipping record

imageOn Saturday, many Arizonans jumped into pools to cool off in the triple-digit summer weather. Up north at the Shangri La Ranch in New River, many people did it minus the swimsuits. Over 200 people, ranging from kids to seniors, participated in the clothing-optional resort's skinny dipping record attempt at noon, part of the...More...


Why Is Everyone in New York Getting Naked for Andy Golub?

imageIt's a Tuesday evening at the end of March, and Andy Golub is in his element. Clad in jeans and an intricately patterned blue shirt, he's onstage at the tiny Gene Frankel Theatre in Manhattan, painting. Seventies music, from Joni Mitchell to Rodriguez, floats from the stereo. There's a murmur of mostly male fans and photographers scattered...More...


Nude Baristas Take Over a Coffee Shop for Nestles New Creamer Campaign

imageFor Nestles Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss all-digital campaign that launches today, the brand's marketers wanted to do something with a little shock value. So they took over an Irving Farm Coffee Roasters store in New York on April 24 with baristas wearing essentially nothing but body paint. "It was a one-day pop-up, and it was totally new for us," said...More...


Clothing-optional stretch of Haulover Beach celebrates 24 years

imageThere were no shirts, no shoes and all smiles as members of South Florida Free Beaches and the B.E.A.C.H.E.S. Foundation celebrated the 24th anniversary of the clothing-optional section of Haulover Beach with birthday cake and lemonade. Dozens of members and visitors gathered Saturday afternoon to celebrate the 2000-foot stretch of...More...


Norway artist's naked tree stunt goes awry

imageA Norwegian contemporary artist has confessed to being left hanging naked in a tree for three and a half hours after an video art installation she filmed in a Norwegian forest went wrong. Hilde Krohn Huse, who lives and works in London, ventured into the forest in her native Aukra in Norway to film a video featuring herself hanging naked from a...More...


8 Female Athletes on Feeling Comfortable in Your Own Skin in ESPN's Body Issue

imageESPN magazine's annual Body Issue hit newsstands Monday, showcasing some of the world's most celebrated athletes in all their chiseled, well-toned glory. Yet it's also become an opportunity to interrogate American standards of beauty, particularly when it comes to female athletes. For instance, this year's issue features Brittney Griner, the...More...


Naturists show off their hard work at Acorns summer craft fair weekend

imageQuilting, model building and embroidery were all on display as Acorns Naturist Retreat hosted their summer craft fair. Skills were exchanged by likeminded people at the centre near Rackenford on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July. Cathy Eke from Acorns said: "The reason why we have the craft fair is to try and encourage ladies to come to the naturist site and ...More...


Skinny dipping and celebrity haunts are the top fantasies for a dream holiday

imageStripping off and leaping into the ocean as gentle waves lap all around and the sun sets over a deserted beach. Who wouldn't fancy that as a fitting end to a holiday? Now new research by an online travel agency has revealed skinny dipping is the top holiday fantasy for British tourists. According to the poll, 32 per cent of Britons want to...More...


Court case could determine naturist use of Three Mile Beach

imageThe impasse over naturist use of Three Mile Beach could be decided by the courts with Penticton RCMP recommending public nudity charges. RCMP Staff Sergeant Kurt Lozinski says police responded to a public nudity complaint at the beach on July 1. They arrested an individual for obstruction and public nudity after the person failed to...More...


Photographer plans nude photo shoot on Fountain Square during All-Star week

imageFamilies gathering to celebrate baseball may also spot more than a dozen nude models during next week's All-Star festivities. Photographer Harvey Drouillard, who specializes in artful nude-in-public photos , is planning to break his personal record of 19 nude people in public in a single photo on Fountain Square. And he's doing it while the...More...


"Naked at Lunch" review: Author asks "What's so shameful about nudity?"

imageWhen it comes to nudism, I'm strictly a pragmatist: If it gets too hot, out comes the birthday suit. In Portland this weekend, even a jockstrap can feel like excess baggage. But true aficionados of the nudist lifestyle -- as Mark Haskell Smith makes clear in his delightful and informative new book -- embrace the whole package. They hike, swim, play...More...


Retired Naturist Wants To Find A Like-Minded Girlfriend: 'It Would Be Great If The Whole World Went Naked'

imageRetired Andrew Williams explores the Wiltshire countryside wearing pair of wellington boots - and nothing else. The naturist leaves his clothes in the wardrobe and spends hours trimming his hedge, composing music on his bongos, and visiting secluded historic sites. The 60-year-old has been stripping off since he was a teenager and now lives a life dedicated to spending his golden years starkers...More...


World Naked Bike Ride Bares Creative Soul of Mexico City

imageSome were artists. Some were students. Some were senior citizens. Some were professional office types. Some were families with kids. A good number had beautiful bodies and a lot didn't. But nearly all of the people gathered for the 10th World Naked Bike Ride -- a global protest against automobile traffic, which celebrated its Mexican event on June 13 -- had one thing in common: They were either nude or wearing fewer clothes than usual for a public bike ride...More...


Los Gatos: A flood of water woes, from high in the hills to down in the valley

imageCase in point: The owners of the Lupin Lodge nudist camp and two employees were arrested June 10 and charged with stealing water from the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. The district attorney alleges Lupin's owners and employees ignored repeated warnings and continued to trespass on district property for the purpose of diverting water to the lodge. Charges against them surfaced last fall. At that time, Lori Kay Stout said Lupin's access to the water was grandfathered...More...


Resident wants Blind Creek Beach in St. Lucie County to officially be clothing-optional

imageWhen you head to the beach, you expect to see people in minimal clothing. But, in St. Lucie County, some people want to be able to sun bathe completely in the buff. Blind Creek Beach in St. Lucie County is unofficially considered a nude beach. But, a naturist community wants it to receive an official county designation. They've taken to social media, forming the page "Friends of Blind Creek Beach. More than 700 people...More...


World Naked Bike Ride: Why Cambridge cyclists can bare all despite Naked Rambler

imageone of the organisers of the Cambridge event, said: "Nudity in public is not an offence where there is no intention to cause harassment, alarm and distress and there is no such intention in this ride. The intention behind this is not for people to draw attention to themselves."People take part in the Naked Bike Ride for a variety of reasons – for the environment, to campaign against car culture and oil dependency, or because they want better safety for cyclists"...More...


Naked Trekkers deported from Malaysia issue statement

imageThe Saskatchewan siblings who were jailed in Malaysia for posing naked atop the country's highest mountain have issued an apology, saying they had no idea how sacred the summit was. "During our personal trekking experience, we were not made aware of the sacredness of the mountain,'' Danielle Petersen of Wood Mountain....More...


World Naked Bike Ride to refocus on protesting at 2015 Portland event

imageNext weekend some 10,000 cyclists will strip down and take over the streets of Portland. It will be a spectacle, as always, but organizers hope to remind participants that the World Naked Bike Ride is, first and foremost, a protest. The ride first came to town in 2004, with 125 riders protesting against our dependence on oil and for cyclist safety, but by 2014 it had....More...


City Pays $20K in Nudist Legal Fees, Reminds You to Keep Your Clothes On

imageA friendly reminder from the City Attorney’s office: You still can’t walk around naked in San Francisco. The office issued a press release yesterday confirming that the city’s ban on public nudity is in full effect. The statement also confirmed that the city paid $20,000 to settle a portion of the legal fees associated with litigation pursued by....More...


Britain's best nudist or naturist beaches

image You have to feel sorry for British naturists like myself. Unlike nude bathing hotspots in Formentera and Corsica, we’re relegated to B-list beaches and windswept coves. Personally I blame Sid James. The Carry On series painted naturism as a slap’n’tickle rain-fest. In fact, all nude bathers really want to do is swim and soak up the sun without the encumbrance of....More...


Port Stephens man reveals all about 'naturist' lifestyle

image A man who swapped his life as a Sydney businessman to run a nudist resort in Port Stephens has given an insight into what it's like to live a 'naturist' lifestyle. Print Email Permalink Share 14 Walking around naked is something most people do after showering, but for Port Stephens' Stuart Whelan, he likes to go nude all day. He's a naturist - someone....More...


University Student Naked Mile: Manchester students invited to strip off for fun run

imageStudents are being invited to strip off for a wacky fun run coming to Manchester. Details of the University Student Naked Mile have been advertised on Facebook - and we’re sure that hundreds of Manchester students will need no further encouragement. The post says the event on September 20 will consist of a mile-long fun run to kick-off the start of the new academic year....More...


'Cheeky' TV advert features Warrington skinny dipper

image Designed to make a splash in the youth travel industry, the campaign aims to celebrate the spontaneous adventures that result from meeting like-minded travelers in hostels. Ottokar Rosenberger, Hostelworld’s CMO, said: "Hostelworld isn’t about polished brochure holidays, it’s about real travelers in real places, who crave adventures, not souvenirs. "This is reflected in our new ‘Meet the World’ advertising campaign, which features genuine travelers...More...


Spain’s top 20 nudist beaches

imageThey say our dreams are never cheap, yet one of the most inexpensive fantasies involves imagining ourselves lying in our bare skin, exulting in the luxury of a wild beach or a remote cove. The nudist beaches that dot Spain’s 8,000-km coastline have an innate ability to appeal to our physical senses as well as our inner dreams. The time has come to go out looking for them, as the waters of the Mediterranean will be warm enough for swimming by mid-June....More...


Week-long Doncaster nudist festival draws to a close

imageScores of campers spent the week enjoying barbecues in the buff, disrobed darts and stripped-off singing as the annual Nudestock Festival brought naturists from all over the country to Wroot. Dairy farmer Colin Wood, along with wife Carol and daughter Angie Cox, hosted the eight-day gathering at their Candy Farm home. Said Colin: “We had about 80 people attending and we all enjoyed some good naked ...More...


World Naked Bike Ride 2015 Cruises through New Orleans Saturday, June 13!!

image The World Naked Bike Ride doesn't roll through New Orleans until next Saturday (June 13), despite some media reports. The annual event employs a little playful prurience to celebrate bicycling and the human body. Riders should arrive at Mickey Markey Park in Bywater at 4 p.m. to (un)dress, paint bodies, and prepare for the ride at 5 p.m. Nudity is not mandatory, and bicyclists can enjoy dressing as "bare as they dare."...More...


The naked truth at UCSD: Art professor explains exercise that caught international attention

imageDespite the snickers, innuendos and indignation that surrounded the sudden national attention on their class, a group of UC San Diego arts students performed in the nude before their also-nude professor this week. The performances in professor Ricardo Dominguez’ visual arts class, known in the UCSD catalog as VIS 104A, have gone on for 11 years without much notice and with no complaints. Things dramatically changed, however, when the mother...More...


Photo Gallery: 2015 Bay to Breakers was "bananas"

image The 104th Bay to Breakers run — or frolic — from the downtown to Ocean Beach on Sunday lived up to its rich history of colorful costumes, nakedness and general eccentricity, all in the name of San Francisco-flavored fun. This year’s annual race course-long party brought the usual animal and banana onesies, Waldos and people wearing nothing but backpacks — but also the latest trends in The City. For example, one group of ladies came up with the idea to wear Uber signs around their necks and mini inflatable pools...More...


High Schooler Lauren Wiggins' Letter Nails Exactly What's Wrong With School Dress Codes

image Canadian teenager whose outfit was called "a sexual distraction" at school is speaking out against what she calls an unjust "double-standard" that exists with school dress codes -- and the general policing of women and girls' bodies everywhere. Lauren Wiggins, a senior at Harrison Trimble High School in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, was given detention Monday for wearing a floor-length halter dress to school; she was later given a one-day suspension...More...


Balboa Park: Nudists haven in 1935-6

image Zoro Garden was a top draw at the California Pacific International Exposition in 1935, attracting about 360,000 attendees to the 20-minute “Ceremony of the Sun God” show run five times daily (not counting people looking through peepholes in the wooden fence). It was the home of a nudist colony of about 20 “glorious healthy young men and women” who lolled about in the sun, played volleyball and celebrated “nudist living,”...More...


Doncaster nudist festival kicks-off

image A long awaited week-long nudist festival will bare all in Doncaster today. The sleepy Doncaster village of Wroot will be inundated with crowds of people in the NUDE for a naturist festival which gets underway today. Nudists from across the country will be stripping off to enjoy barbecues in the buff, naked darts and nude yoga at the week-long event. Long-time naturist Angie Cox, 34, will be among those getting her kit off at the Nudestock Festival...More...


Scores strip off for Portsmouth World Naked Bike Ride

image The cyclists rode in a loop from the beach huts opposite Coffee Cup in Southsea, along the seafront and to The Hard, where they stopped for a break to hand out leaflets. They then rode through the city back to the beach. There were about 80 participants. Almost all of them were men and most came from other parts of the country. Ride marshall was Simon Terry, 45, from Folkestone in Kent. He said the Portsmouth World Naked Bike Ride aimed to foster a stronger and safer cycling culture...More...


Adventure company fined for allowing tourist to strip off for NAKED bungee jump

image An adventure company in Thailand has been fined after allowing a tourist to strip off for a naked bungee jump. The tourist from Hong Kong was visiting Chang Mai when she signed up for the jump at X Centre Bungee Jump at Mae Rim. The video was posted online and police were informed after it went viral on Thai social media sitesThe woman, reportedly a model, originally said she would jump in her bikini, but reportedly took off her clothes and jumped before staff could stop her...More...


UCSD teacher recieves first annonymous parent complaint after 11 years of "Visual Arts: Performing the Self"

image Professor of "Visual Arts: Performing the Self" at UCSD for 11 years receives first anonymous complaints about Nude Final. Past students have chimed in on this, comments are a must read. "...it may be difficult to understand for those who have never taken this class or experienced anything like this, it wasn't as racy or "porn"-y as this article makes it out to be. This class did exactly what it was supposed to, create dialogue! ...More...


Public nudity ban OK’d by Sacramento committee

image Walking naked along Sacramento streets may soon be outlawed, as Sacramento officials on Tuesday advanced an amendment to the city’s public nudity ordinance. Under current law, nudity is prohibited in parks, playgrounds, beaches and nearby waters, leaving nudity on a sidewalk perfectly legal. The City Law and Legislation Committee voted unanimously to send an ordinance prohibiting public nudity to...More...


Penticton Nudists Sued By Property Owner For Trespassing

imageFor years, Cary Pinkowski has had a view of more than he bargained for, and now he's suing nudists who have been allegedly trespassing on his waterfront property in Penticton, B.C. Pinkowksi's company, Hermitage Vineyards, filed a lawsuit last week against six people, reported Castanet. The property owner said he's been trying to stop nudists from trespassing on his land at Three Mile Beach...More...


Get ready for ‘nakation’ on clothing-optional cruises

Well, this certainly makes packing easier. Sunscreen will be essential but clothing optional on a cruise that sets sail from Port Everglades in November. Up to 3,000 people will float through the Caribbean in their birthday suits for seven nights. Want to soak up the sun in the buff? Want to dance topless in the disco? Go for it.The cruise, organized by Bliss Management of Coral Springs, Fla., is part of a growing clothing-optional tourism industry — everything from cruises and organized tour ...More...


Tips for gardening in the nude on World Naked Gardening Day

image Spring is a perfect time to work in your garden, but seeing as the weather looks especially beautiful this weekend, why not take the opportunity to garden in the buff? It might sound odd, but you wouldn't be alone. Saturday is World Naked Gardening Day, an annual event that encourages people to weed, plant and trim in the nude...More...


Toplessness in Venice: 'Clothing optional' is OK with readers

image Venice Beach wants another go at nude sunbathing, a practice forbidden in the city and county of Los Angeles. But judging by the letters to the editor we received, the law might be out of step with the people on this.The reaction from readers to a Venice Neighborhood Council motion asking to be exempted from local laws on toplessness ranged from accepting shrugs to a few letters saying Venice faces more pressing concerns...More...


The Powerful Reason Why An Art Student Chose To Sit Blindfolded And Almost Naked On Campus

image With headphones covering her ears and a blindfold on her face, 22-year-old Monika Rostvold spent 45 minutes on Monday morning sitting almost naked on the steps of the Alkek Library on the Texas State University campus. Social media platforms like Snapchat and Twitter were soon abuzz with photos and video of Rostvold, and websites geared towards college-aged men were quick to comment on the woman’s behavior. ...More...


Penticton naturist group baring it all against cancer

image It was a small group that gathered at Three Mile Beach on April 25 for a photo shoot to raise awareness for testicular cancer, but they went through with it, stripping down and grabbing a ball — beach ball, that is — to pose in front of the camera. “It’s about testicular cancer awareness. It’s to promote every man to check himself at least once a month for testicular cancer,” said Dustin Wolchina...More...


Britain's naked village: Meet the people

image Spielplatz in Hertfordshire looks like any other sleepy little village, but there's something very different about it. Everyone in the village, which is in the heart of London’s commuter belt, lives their live totally naked. The outwardly quaint suburb is home to one of Britain’s oldest naturist colonies. And while you don't have to be a naturist to live there, the community might shun you if you decide to wear clothes....More...


Ignorance apparently bliss for some 'nudists'

Last week while perusing the web I happened across a rather appalling example of a "nudist" blog hosted at the microblogging and social networking website Tumblr. I had long believed that there no longer existed anything at Tumblr that could possibly surprise me yet I was proven wrong by the discovery of Libertine Nudist Couple...More...


Venice Beach Council wants Women to be able to Sunbathe Topless again!

image Forty years ago, a cadre of Venice Beach sunbathers routinely basked in the altogether. The Venice Neighborhood Council thinks the time is ripe to take a half-step back to that time of physical freedom. In a 12-2 vote Tuesday, the council said it "supports women being afforded the same rights as men to sunbathe topless." The city and county of Los Angeles prohibit nude or topless sunbathing. Venice council community would draft letters to Councilman Mike Bonin, Mayor Eric Garcetti and the County Board of Supervisors....More...


World's Best Beach Holidays (Without the Resorts!!!)

image There are beaches, and there are beach resorts. They might sound as if they go together like airports and boredom, like LAX and a pat-down – you could easily think that if you wanted to spend a week by the sand you'd have to spend it in a huge hotel with a buffet breakfast and a kids club. But that doesn't have to be the case. Some of us don't like resort life. I'm not a fan of lying by pools and I don't really like huge crowds....More...


Nude Beer Festival Bare Beach Beer Bash returns to the Poconos this summer!!

image If you’ve never enjoyed a beer in the buff, the time has come to drop your duds and have some suds — courtesy of the Bare Beach Beer Bash. The annual festival will make its return to the Poconos’ Sunny Rest “clothes-free” resort Saturday, June 27 for an afternoon of very good beer paired with other stark-naked people who enjoy it. Tickets are $20 at the door, must be nude for the duration of the event....More...


Brazilian government will sue Facebook for withdrawing a picture of two naked Indians

image The photograph of a couple of half-naked Indians who had been published on the website of the Ministry of Culture on that social network. Ferreira said the network social “ignored” the laws of Brazil and did not respect the culture of indigenous peoples. The Brazilian government has announced that it will take legal action against Facebook for withdrawing a photograph of a naked Indian couple who had been published....More...


Catalan nudists vow to fight to bare all on beach to Strasbourg

image Naturists are taking their fight to be able to strip off on a Catalan beach to Strasbourg after Spain’s supreme court ruled that nudism is not a fundamental right. The ruling sided with a decision in 2009 by the town of Castell-Platja d’Aro, 50 miles (80km) north of Barcelona, to ban nudism on its beaches and impose fines of up to €300 (£215) on those caught stripping off....More...


Nudity is the ultimate test of self-acceptance. Why are we so afraid of it?

image “Skyclad” is a term used by naturists to describe going nude. A wonderful word that conjures peeling back the blue heavens and wrapping it around one’s shoulders, as if it were a cloak. Naturists are not the same as exhibitionists – the latter being motivated by titillation, a desire to be seen; whereas the former simply feel inhibited by clothing and in discarding ....More...


World Naked Bike Ride coming to Chelmsford

image Bottoms up – the World Naked Bike Ride is coming to Chelmsford. The worldwide campaign, which asks participants to go "as bare as you dare" as part of a protest against car culture and pollution, could see hundreds of naked people riding through the city centre on Saturday, June 27. The cheeky event is coming to the city as part of the Four Seasons group, which is planning naked rides in...More...


Naked yoga in Kelowna, B.C., promotes accepting bodies as they are

image Naked yoga — where participants bare it all for their practice — is gaining traction in Kelowna, B.C., with classes aimed at helping women accept their bodies for what they are. "The general overwhelming intention is to try to integrate the entire body to allow yourself to breathe in and become one and not reject different body parts because they are aesthetically not ....More...


Nudist beach opening clouded with confusion

image After months of applications, appeals and public backlashes, hundreds of naturists descended on the Mpenjati beach near Trafalgar over the Easter weekend for some fun in the sun. However, the naturists first ‘trial-run opening’ on the secluded part of the beach last Friday started clouded in confusion. When Reverend Mike Effanga, chairman of the Concerned Citizens of ....More...


Penticton's Nude Three Mile Beach won't get official recognition from city

Naturists are upset after the city of Penticton opted out of officially designating Three Mile Beach as clothing optional. Earlier this month, city councillors voted to have staff look into options to find a solution that satisfied both naturists and upset property owners. Their decision was to keep the status quo and that's not sitting well with naturists. "It was extremely disappointing and...More...


Expect to see nude models around Cincinnati on Opening Day

image Two women and one man practiced undressing themselves Monday at Goodfellas Pizzeria in Covington. The three volunteered for a nude photo shoot on the crowded streets of downtown Cincinnati on Opening Day. Photographer Harvey Drouillard, who has made his name taking pictures of nude models in front of well-known public landmarks across the country, has made ....More...


Naked art lovers tour National Gallery of Australia in after-hours

imageLed by Melbourne-based contemporary artist Stuart Ringholt was open to naked guests only. The first tour took place after regular gallery hours on Wednesday night. It was hoped the unique approach to the gallery's summer exhibition would remove the material barrier between artist and audience. Those who took the tour this morning all agreed that after some initial awkwardness, walking around...More...


Port Stephens Council rebrands nudist resort to capture camping market

image The former Samurai nudist beach resort has been a massive drain on council finances, but was officially relaunched today as Port Stephens Treescape Camping and Accommodation. Council's corporate services manager Carmel Foster said affordable campsites are now in high demand as other resorts go up-market. She said it is also about acknowledging the site is a...More...


Naturist area Cliff Bathing Beach celebrates its 35th anniversary

image Known officially as Cliff Bathing Beach, the naturist area begins just before Black Rock at Duke’s Mound with shingle banked up to form a screen between the beach and the road. It is about a mile from the Palace Pier heading towards Brighton Marina with signs indicating the area. The decision to welcome bathers to dare to bare all on a section of its seafront was...More...


Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy Left Legacy Of Positive Body Image With Nude Photography

image The late Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy left many legacies in his work across genres, but one that might not be as well known is his role as a champion of beauty of all sizes, including his plus size photographic work with San Francisco-based Fat Bottom Revue, featured in 2007. Nimoy, known as Spock in Star Trek, had been bitten by the photography bug early, and has photographs in ....More...


Google Reverses Move To Censor Nude, Sexually Explicit Material On 'Blogger'

image Google is backing off a decision to conceal sexually explicit material on its Blogger service in reaction to an outcry from people incensed about the censorship of their nude photos. The decision announced Friday reverses a more conservative policy announced earlier this week. Blogger warned its users had until March 23 to remove most nude pictures or their site would be switched ....More...


Skinny dip world record smashed by 790 nude swimmers at Fremantle's South Beach

image Perth has smashed the world record for the largest number of people skinny dipping simultaneously. On Sunday morning, 790 beach bums stripped off and ran into the water at Fremantle’s South Beach, breaking the previous record of 744 skinny dippers held by New Zealand. PerthNow columnist Heidi Anderson, hit92.9’s breakfast presenter, took part in the skinny drip challenge organised by....More...


French Court Rules It Has Jurisdiction Over Facebook in Nude Painting Case

A court ruled on Thursday that it had jurisdiction over Facebook in the case of a teacher who sued the company after he was suspended from the social network for posting a picture of a famous nude painting. Facebook argued that the site’s terms of service, which users consent to when they sign up, state that any legal disputes will be handled by courts in California, where the company is based. But the court, in Paris, ruled that ....More...


Dr. Seuss' forgotten adult book stars seven naked sisters

image The literary work of beloved children's book author Dr. Seuss wasn't all cats in hats and truffula trees. Tucked away in his canon of books is Theodore Seuss Geisel's adult picture book: The Seven Lady Godivas: The True Facts Concerning History's Barest Family. According to Maria Popova of Brain Pickings, when Seuss left Vanguard for Random House in 1939, he asked his publisher to allow ....More...


Heidi Anderson: Skinny dipping with strangers

image AT the start of 2015, I made a commitment to step out of my comfort zone this year, and do things that will test my limits while pumping some adrenaline through my veins. I’ve always played things safely and never really stepped out of my comfort zone. OK, that’s a lie — in 2013 I completely overstepped my boundaries when I entered the Big Brother house. But 2014 was a little different — I started a new ....More...


The right to bare all: Swimmers want nudity back at New Orleans club

image Here’s a new hashtag you’ll be seeing on Twitter and Instagram… “Nude not Lewd” (#nudenotlewd). A group of New Orleans activists are starting a petition to bring back the option of nude bathing at a New Orleans club. Dillon Henderson sees absolutely nothing wrong with being naked! “It’s just nudity. It’s just nakedness. Chill out! That’s a social construct to think that being naked is dirty,” he said. He believes in ....More...


Nudists express concerns about bikini barista initiative

image Last night, Spokane City Council considered what to do with a citizen initiative that would specify what parts of the body can be bared in public. The initiative was spearheaded by a group of moms who want more restrictions on so-called “bikini baristas,” or coffee stands where scantily clad women (or women not clad in anything at all) serve drive-thru customers coffee, sometimes in plain view ....More...


Doncaster camp site to host week long naked festival

image A Doncaster camp site is to host a week long nudist festival later this year. Candy Farm camp site near Finningley is set to stage its annual Nudestock Festival in May when naturist guests will be able to leave their clothes behind and enjoy activities such as naked yoga, barbecues in the buff as well as nude Scottish dancing and pool and darts. The sixth annual festival at the farm on ....More...


Hike Nude for an adventure in geology

image This is a hike in an often overlooked small wash and canyon with fascinating geology and vegetation, similar to that found in the larger, more frequently visited washes and canyons in the Vallecito Mountains. It can be considered a refresher course for those who recently visited the nearby Narrows Earth Trail and want to find other examples of the geological formations displayed....More...


Naturists campaign for ‘naked sunbathing rights’ for Hampstead Heath’s lady swimmers

image Retired archivist John McPartlin, 66, said in a letter to the Ham&High today: “The only place in the whole of London where public naturist sunbathing is possible is at the men’s outdoor pond on Hampstead Heath. At the ladies’ pond only topless sunbathing is permitted. “That women who would like to acquire an even, all-over tan, the same as the men, are not able to do so is a real ....More...


Flock okay with naked pastor’s video

image Some Christians are fuming, saying KZN Pastor Sthembiso Zondo has done nothing wrong and should be left alone, after a video of him walking naked in his home went viral over social networks this week. The video of the divorced pastor was allegedly taken by a woman who was with him in his lounge. A foot with a nail painted with pink nail polish appears in the video. Zondo has a slot on ....More...


Trivago gives Birmingham hotels low ranking - but naturist Clover Spa voted best in city

image Hotels in Birmingham have been given a poor rating by one of the world’s biggest comparison websites – but a naturist retreat comes out top in the city. The Clover Spa & Hotel, near Erdington, was the city’s highest-rated venue among customers whose views were gathered by Trivago. But overall the city’s growing status as an international centre of leisure and commerce failed to ....More...


Battle brewing over a South Okanagan clothing optional beach

image There’s a battle brewing over a South Okanagan clothing optional beach that’s pitting naturists against families who live in the area. No trespassing signs and fences have forced the naturists from the more secluded area of the beach closer to the family portion. With a controversial website, petitions and letter writing campaigns both sides claim they are being bullied. Matt Fraser, a Three Mile Road ....More...


Chicago defends law against going topless

image The city on Wednesday filed a motion to dismiss a federal lawsuit over the right of women to go topless in Chicago, arguing that nudity is not protected expression under the Constitution and that “female breasts are considered erogenous in a way that male breasts are not.” lRelated Woman sues Chicago over right to bare breasts in public Breaking News Woman sues Chicago over ....More...


Would Alice Munro attend a naked book club? Probably not, but I did anyway

image What would Alice Munro do? That is the one question I have asked myself repeatedly since I published my first novel, Shirts and Skins. And over the past two years I have tried my best to adhere to this mantra: I have done library readings, chatted and sipped tea with ladies’ book clubs, exchanged polite correspondence with readers and had the occasional book signing, just as I thought Alice ....More...


Danish Activist Emma Holten Is Sharing Nude Photos To Combat Revenge Porn

image An ex-boyfriend put nude images of Emma Holten on the Internet -- but she refuses to be ashamed of her naked body. A new photo series featuring Holten nude, shot by a photographer of her own choice, allow the activist to show her body on her own terms. The Danish activist was the victim of revenge porn three years ago, when an ex-boyfriend shared intimate photographs on a "creepshot" ....More...


Plymouth student photographer's nude shots challenge gender stereotypes

image A student photographer is hoping to challenge the traditional portrayal of the human body with her new collection. Livvy Dunn, aged 21, is in her third year of a photography course at Plymouth University, and is compiling a portfolio of portrait shots. Her ‘Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder’ collection features nude models in a series of so-called ‘male’ and ‘female’ poses....More...


Nudist bed-and-breakfast inn closes its doors for good in Uptown New Orleans

image It became clear to Wayne Porter in 2002 that if he wanted to keep his New Orleans bed-and-breakfast alive, he would have to appeal to a different clientele. In the eight years he had owned and operated The Dive Inn, a 10-room lodging house on a quiet residential block in Uptown, Porter had hosted thousands of tourists from around the world, who relished the inn's quirky charm and heated....More...


Meet the therapist who likes painting on naked models

image A German speech therapist spends her free time transforming human “canvases” into living, breathing works of art. The days of using a traditional canvas are long behind Gesine Marwedel — she instead opts to paint horses, eagles and fantastical landscapes onto the bodies of nude models. Modal Trigger Photo: Barcroft “In contrast to painting a canvas, during body painting you have a 3D canvas....More...


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