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Ireland gets its first nudist beach

image Ireland is known for many things (pubs, rain, shamrocks) but beaches and public nudity aren’t exactly high on that list. However, the Emerald Isle is bringing the two together with its first nudist-friendly beach, which will officially open at Hawk Cliff in Dalkey, south Dublin, this April. Steps leading down to nearby Viko Bathing Place at Hawk Cliff are pictured in the photograph above. While the news will come as a surprise to many who travel here, it turns out naked...More...


Naked Utopia: how England’s first nudists imagined the future

image The naked body is as old as humanity. But nudism as a social form, organised into clubs and societies, only came of age in England in the 1920s. Its practitioners were from a range of backgrounds and included those with interests in "physical culture" (today we would refer to this as body building and beauty contests). Many were interested in natural health, including vegetarian and raw food diets, and new exercise regimes from hiking to yoga. Nudism was particularly...More...


Decades old nude run stirs new controversy

The Bare Buns Fun Run started in 1984 at a convention. Since then it’s become an annual event. KHQ did a story about this annual running event a quarter-century ago. In the time since the Bare Buns, Fun Run has become a worldwide event. With similar races taking place all over the world " from Scandinavia, England, and Italy," said Dave Smith. But the original was born in Loon Lake and takes place on the last Sunday of July. This year’s race is quickly approaching and bringing controversy with it. KHQ received this message on Facebook from a woman who could not believe the run is open to people as young five years old. Dave and Kathy Smith sat on the fun run...More...


BBC radio hosts strip NAKED to present a new podcast about body confidence

image Two BBC journalists are stripping off to host a new podcast about body confidence. Jenny Eells and Kat Harbourne, from BBC Radio Sheffield, will be completely naked when they interview their guests - who will also agree to ditch their clothes. The women hope that by all being in the nude, they will encourage a more open and honest conversation about self-confidence and body taboos...More...

Derby’s first naked cleaner reveals ALL about her job!

image Sia Rodney says she’s always been comfortable naked - so much so that, when she asked her partner if he’d be okay with her becoming a naked cleaner, he wasn’t surprised. The Derby 28-year-old said: "He would definitely say I was a nudist but I would just say I feel very natural naked. I have no problems with getting naked anywhere. "I was very much raised with lots of siblings. We had baths together, ran around naked. It made sense because we’d only be...More...


Privates of the Caribbean: A 10-day cruise for nudists

image Men will be expected to wear ties to dinner at the Captain’s Table, but nothing else. South African cruise company Cruiseabout announced over the weekend that they are launching "an innovative Caribbean cruise itinerary aimed at the naturist market" in this country. They say that sun-worshippers will delight in Cruiseabout’s "Privates of the Caribbean" itinerary that will take passengers to some of the world’s "most exotic island destinations", including...More...


Naturism on the rise in Paris as naked events soar

image The practice is growing in popularity, as a naked bowling tournament, swimming pool sessions, naked yoga, dining clubs and even an exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo gallery, are scheduled in coming months. Figures from the Association des Naturistes de Paris (ANP) suggest that 88,000 people practice naturism in Ile-de-France alone, with events accommodating their lifestyle on the increase. This week saw the third annual "no textile" bowling competition in Paris...More...


Get nude: The eight experiences you can only have naked

image Australians and New Zealanders like to think we’re pretty relaxed. We go with the flow. We’re up for anything. And that largely holds true. That is, until we have to take our clothes off. Maybe it’s a hangover from our British heritage, but we are usually a little uncomfortable about getting naked around strangers - or, even worse, getting naked around family members and friends. Without the benefit of a skinful of alcohol, we’re kind of prudish. Do you really want to let...More...


Skinny-dippers called to nearby beaches for annual moonlit swim

image There’ll be more than one full moon out tonight as hordes of skinny-dippers strip off for a swim at beaches around the country. The annual Skinny-dipping Down a Moonbeam event is on this evening, with people being encouraged to head to their local beach or river for an evening dip in the nude. An east-facing body of water is best for people wanting to bathe in the moonlight, said Free Beaches New Zealand president Wendy Lowe. "The moon rises in the east, just lik...More...


Body positive art exhibit censored for female nudity

image When Kristin Harsma opened "Beauty in Every BODY" at the beginning of February, she wanted to use art to send a positive message about body image. She had pitched the show a year ago to Artspace Jackson Flats, the live/work art building where she lives. But when a fellow resident took issue with the nudity in some of the pieces, Artspace, the nonprofit that owns the building, asked Harsma to alter her show. Harsma says...More...


Yoga class goes naked to seek spiritual enlightenment

image Yoga dates back some 5,000 years, and in all that time, the reason for this practice has stayed the same - the attainment of perfect tranquility and spiritual insight, while meditating. What it’s not about, is contorting into the perfect pose, sharing selfies of your sexy backbend on Instagram - or showing off your cute yoga outfits from LuLuLemon. Maybe that's why everyone at LeVar Carter»s yoga class is naked. "Of course, the ancient...More...


Married Women Are More Comfortable Baring It All

image All hail Chrissy Teigen. The social media rock star we all want to be friends with IRL, and John Legend’s lady love, took to Instagram recently to show off her salad-making skills while in the nude. Aware of how the Internet is overrun with haters, she wrote: "plz don’t shame me I am a strong proud salad making woman just being natural and trying to live my life." Thanks to some well-placed emoji, the Instagram police...More...


Enjoy your food in the nude at this naked supperclub

image According to this new supperclub, Jamie Oliver had the right idea - how about being a naked diner as well as a naked chef? Dine Naked Bristol is inviting people to enjoy a meal with them - all while completely naked. As you can probably guess, you’ll have to head out to Bristol to get involved (we highly recommend wearing clothes on the train journey) where the events are run by Will Bryson, who also organises...More...


Naked Britain: Fashion photographer to open naturism exhibition

image Fashion photographer Amelia Allen took off her clothes to document naturism in Britain. As an exhibition of her work opens in Edinburgh, she talks about how the project changed the way she felt about her body How did you come up with the idea for this project? My inspiration for the book Naked Britain came from an image taken by Magnum photographer Elliot Erwitt from 1968 of a naturist couple in Kent. I first saw his...More...


Resident Says Postal Carrier Won't Deliver In Nudist Resort

image Representatives of a nudist resort in Hudson have declined to comment on a report that a postal carrier won’t deliver packages to residents at the resort because she’s offended by nudity. The resort representative who answered the main office number for the Eden RV Resort and City Retreat, 13220 Houston Ave., Hudson, said the resort’s management is looking into a story posted on Monday, Feb. 26 by News Channel 8 that one particular...More...


Is Facebook nude-shaming the Venus of Willendorf?

image Apparently, a curvy Venus was too much for Facebook to handle. In what has become a case of Stone Age pornography, Facebook recently removed a post by a self-proclaimed "artivist" featuring a 30,000-year-old nude statue known as the Venus of Willendorf, which depicts a corpulent woman with prominent labia. In late December, Laura Ghianda stated on her page that an image of the statue posted on Facebook was removed as...More...


Edgerton man wins naked bike ride contest with helmet-free caption

image Pete Lien of Edgerton is this week’s You Toon winner. Congrats, Pete! His caption about the World Naked Bike Ride beat out more than 120 entries. Lien wins publication of his line with today’s finished cartoon. He also will receive a signed print by artist Phil Hands. Runners-up and their suggested captions include: Ernie Hanson of Madison: “I don’t look so good in spandex, either.” Mark Peterson of New Glarus: “Wow! I was just...More...


Happy Nude Hiking Day! Here's How to (Legally) Make the Most of It

image Today marks the first day of summer. It is also, unofficially, Nude Hiking Day — a lesser-known holiday observed by a select but enthusiastic few. If you’ve ever had the urge to feel the wind between your legs while rambling up and down the trail, today is the day to do it. Really. The law is on your side, if you play your cards right. Here's what you need to know. “Nudity is legal in national parks — little known fact,” says Leah Pappajohn...More...


World Naked Bike Ride returns to Portland

image The annual World Naked Bike Ride rolled through the streets of Portland Saturday night staring at Fernhill Park in Northeast. In past years, the event has drawn an estimated 10,000 bicycle riders. The World Naked Bike Ride's website states that the event is "an annual, worldwide bike ride that highlights the vulnerability of cyclists everywhere, and decries society's dependence on pollution-based transport." The Portland Police Bureau will...More...


Naked Hiking: How to Enjoy the Great Outdoors in the Buff

image Last Tuesday was the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, and though you may not have realized it, it’s also a day when some hiking enthusiasts enjoy nude hiking — that’s right, Naked Hiking Day (or #HikeNakedDay, if you’re on Instagram). While it’s an unofficial holiday, you can find several web pages dedicated to it, and the larger trend is known as “free” or “bare hiking.” Is nude hiking legal? Lots of people do it even...More...


Want Better Self-Confidence? Get Naked!

image This may sound taboo, but it doesn’t have to be. As the March/April 2017 issue of “Playboy” proclaims, naked is normal! Not only is baring your skin natural, but going nude is also rich in both psychological and biological benefits. Letting it all hang out is not easy for everyone, but with enough practice, being naked becomes second nature, in addition to first. Everyone was born naked, so why not live naked? An online survey conducted by...More...


Sun-worshippers and nude swimmers mark the June solstice around the world

image Tens of thousands of people marked the June solstice across the world by worshipping the sun, and going for a naked swim. In the UK, thousands witnessed a spectacular dawn as they gathered at Stonehenge for the summer solstice – on what could be the hottest since 1936. Around 13,000 sun-worshippers descended on the neolithic monument in Wiltshire to watch the sun rise at 4.52am – an increase from the 12,000 who...More...


Naturist club near Bristol holds open day in a bid to attract new members

image Are you someone who is happier not wearing clothes? Then a naturist group near Bristol is looking for new members and is holding an open day next month for people who want to let it all hang out in the open air to find out more. The Pines Outdoor Club (1972) is a naturist group hidden in an eight acre woodland site the Forest of Dean. It offers an area where people who appreciate the benefits of social nakedness in the...More...


Judge grants injunction allowing women to be topless at ComFest

A federal judge granted an injunction allowing women to be topless at this year's ComFest in Columbus. The injunction was filed Monday after the state liquor board threatened to stop the sale of alcohol if any women were topless, according to ComFest attorney Ed Forman. In the City of Columbus, it is legal for men and women to be topless in public places. ComFest will be held this weekend at Goodale Park. Tanya Butler was at the courthouse, Tuesday morning, ready to testify about why women should be allowed to be topless at ComFest. “It’s up to me to...More...


Do naturists have the right idea raising kids around social nudity?

image A study shows those who spend time naked or partially naked around others like their bodies more, regard themselves more positively and are more satisfied with life. Growing up, Andrea Budzey’s only notion of being naked in a social setting was through hearing about so-called nudist colonies. But after passing the sign for Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park on Highway 404 near East Gwillimbury, Ont. for years, she had...More...


Naked mannequin photographer banned from Facebook

image A Canadian photographer has been banned from Facebook after criticism over her photos of naked women posing behind a mannequin. Julia Busato insists she won’t let the ban stop her, even though she says it’s putting her livelihood at risk. The photos have been shared more than 200,000 times and Julia says women are still asking to join the series. But the images haven’t been welcomed by everyone and...More...


World Naked Bike Ride takes over Melbourne streets

image Cyclists have bared it all in the annual World Naked Bike Ride. Riders in Melbourne were raising awareness for bike safety with the mantra "do you see us now?" Held every March, this year’s ride marks the 10th anniversary. Organisers said the event was launched to remind drivers that cyclists shared the road too. They certainly couldn’t be missed today...More...


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