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US ski team releases naked calendar to raise money ahead of the race season

image The US ski team has stripped off in a bid to raise cash to fund the upcoming expensive race season. The calendar, titled Under the Suit: The Bodies of the Ski Team, features 11 racers, five female and six male (we presume all 12 months are still included), including two-time Olympic champion Ted Ligety. The pictures, some of which have yet to be revealed, are nude action shots featuring a range of sports including mountain biking, climbing and skiing. In a video on the calendar website the team behind the project explain how the...More...


Year in Review: Gordon Kent exposes the world of naked scuba diving

image How can you resist writing about people learning scuba diving without a common piece of equipment - the bathing suit? I was intrigued. The organizers from CottonTail Corner bared all about the attraction of floating underwater in the altogether, and the opportunity to come up with 1,001 synonyms for "nude" was too much fun to resist. Then there was the challenge of taking pictures that demonstrated what was happening while remaining tasteful. Photographer Shaughn Butts did a terrific job of finding an interesting shot that could still run in a family...More...


Meet the two brothers rowing naked across the Atlantic Ocean

image If you’re going to row a boat across the Atlantic Ocean, you should probably do it naked. At least so goes the thinking of John and Kurt Schwartz, who are doing just that - rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, naked. No, hear them out. The two brothers (John is 33 years old, Kurt is 29) figure it will take more than a million oar strokes apiece to complete the voyage. Conditions will be wet, and often cold. You want to reduce friction as much as possible, to cut back on blisters and sores and such. So, naturally, you row au naturel. "It's not atypical," John said. "Certainly...More...


The MCA’s naked tours give you a different view of art ... and of each other

image On a Saturday morning in November, at the start of a weekend of celebrations for the 25th birthday of Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art, I was standing on the building’s terrace with one of its board members, Lisa Paulsen. We took in the view of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House and talked about the exhibition we’d just seen, of works the museum had collected over its quarter-century life. The odd thing was that we were both naked. We’d just spent an hour-and-a-half with about 30 others, all of them unclothed, viewing an exhibition under the guidance of...More...


Nudefest 2017: tickets on sale for next year’s event at Thorney Lakes near Langport

image One of the UK’s biggest nudist events is coming back to Somerset - and tickets are now on sale. Following the success of last year’s event, Nudefest will be returning to Thorney Lakes Camping and Caravan Site near Langport between July 3 and 10, 2017. Event organiser Nigel Pinkstone has now confirmed the cost of day passes and camping spots for this year, as well as teasing some of the events which will be on offer this time around. Here’s everything we know so far: How much does it cost to camp at Nudefest? Overnight camping from...More...


Nudist hermit Peter O’Neill lived alone in the Wicklow Mountains for over 20 years

image This is the mysterious man who lived alone in the Wicklow mountains for more than 20 years. Peter O’Neill was 71 when he was discovered dead at his remote dwelling in the Glenmalure Hills, where he had spent the past two decades. He’d been dead for several months when he was finally found after a local hotel reported he had not come to collect his post in a while. With no friends or family, little is known about the English-accented man called Peter - or indeed if that was his real name. A new RTE documentary, which airs tonight, explores ...More...


The NAKED tribe uncovered: Rare insight into NUDIST communities around the world

image The nude nomads - called rainbow people - live near banks and in forests with a focus on expressing unconditional love. These rare images have captured an insight into the daily life of the liberated communities. One photo shows men and women holding hands in a circle on the beach. Another eye-opening picture shows a couple head-to-head, with mud strewn over the woman’s body...More...


Naked models are perfectly camouflaged with brilliant bodypaint

image These breathtaking photos show naked models camouflaged perfectly against a backdrop of famous landmarks thanks to some meticulously applied body paint. New York artist Trina Merry, who specialises in bodypainting, lines her subjects up and photographs them so they appear to blend right into the scenery around them, which ranges from rural Normandy to picturesque Istanbul and busy New York. The backdrops...More...


The naked man: why composer Andrew Batt-Rawden was nude at his own premiere

image Composer Andrew Batt-Rawden, 31, and I are at a cafe on the edge of Sydney Harbour. Batt-Rawden is saying no to a muffin with his mineral water. "Are you sure?" asks the cafe person. "Look, they have choc chips!" "Wow!" enthuses Batt-Rawden in his very clear voice. "But I’ve got to be naked tonight, so I can’t." I can vouch for this. I met Batt-Rawden - composer, festival director, arts administrator, magazine owner, and once-was-oboe-player - last night, at the world premiere of 27, his work for string quartet. And he was, indeed, naked...More...


Nudist park is planned for Paris

image Nudists in Paris will soon be able to shed their clothes without fear of arrest, as city council members have approved plans for an official park for naked people. A campaigner working on the project told CNN the exact location is yet to be decided, but it will likely be near Lac Daumesnil in the southeast of the city. A spokesman for Deputy Mayor of Paris Bruno Julliard, who has supported the plan, confirmed it was approved...More...


Santa Cruz Mountain Nudist Resort Opens Doors to Loma Fire Evacuees, Animals For Free

image A nudist retreat nestled below the Santa Cruz Mountains is opening its door to all Loma Fire refugees and their animals "until the fire’s out.” Lupin Lodge CEO Lori Stout told NBC Bay Area on Friday that many shelters aren’t allowing displaced Santa Clara and Santa Cruz county residents to bring their animals, like horses, to stay with them as Cal Fire crews battle the fire, which as of Friday, had scorched 4,300 acres...More...


Katy Perry Votes Naked, Then Gets Arrested

image Katy Perry made a bold statement on Instagram Monday: "TOMORROW, I USE MY BODY AS CLICK BAIT TO HELP CHANGE THE WORLD." The pop star followed through, as she teamed up with Funny or Die and Rock the Vote on Voter Registration Day to get people to the polls Nov. 8. Perry wants people-especially young people-to get involved in the political process. With popcorn and candy in her hair, Perry...More...


Nude Portraits Without Nipples Challenge Sexist Censorship Policies

image Artist Sasha Frolova’s dreamlike series "Busts" was inspired by an occurrence familiar to many women online: the internet tried to police her body. Around a year and a half ago, Frolova took a self-portrait in the bathtub shortly after suffering a panic attack. Although the image wasn’t in any way sexual or suggestive - to Frolova, the image was one of vulnerability and strength - Facebook (and Instagram) censored it...More...


Surprisingly, Clothing-Optional Hotels Are Gaining Popularity In This Southeast Asian Country

image Do you want to be one with nature while on vacation? Currently there are at least four resorts in Thailand located in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Phuket that can give you the pleasure of doing just that. A married Danish couple Gregers Moller and his wife has opened resorts exclusively for nudist or "naturist" where they can bare all and are thriving in the land of White Elephants. According to Asian Correspondent, at these...More...


It’s not a Seattle nude beach, but that’s not stopping nudists

image There’s an unofficial nude beach in Seattle and it’s starting to bother neighbors. Nude sunbathers are openly showing their skin at Denny Blaine Park near the Madrona neighborhood. Neighbors are complaining about the revealing situation. There are a whole bunch of people who are sunbathing in the buff, and the park is technically not a Seattle nude beach. So they are turning to the city but, as it turns out, there is no...More...


11 photos of NYC’s naked Trump statue

image Five identical statues of a nude Donald Trump have appeared overnight on street corners in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Seattle, and New York City. So, The Verge ran down to Union Square in NYC to see as much of fake nude Trump as our eyes could possibly tolerate (photos below!). The Washington Post reports that the anarchist collective INDECLINE is responsible for the statues, and are calling this project...More...


Nude production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest sparks outrage in New York over plans for all-female cast to strip naked in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

image A NUDE play set to be performed in a park in New York has caused outrage among parents of local children. The Tempest, produced by the Torn Out Theatre company, features a naked all-female cast. Set to be performed in September, it mirrors a similar production held in Manhattan’s Central Park in May. Adelle Cekic, from Brooklyn, told CBS News: "My son, he’s five years old. He might ask questions that I would...More...


Angler hooks German’s todger at nudist lake

image A plucky German nudist out for a swim at a local lake was left in agony after an angler hooked his worm. Herbert Fendt - an alias the embarrassed man adopted to spare his family’s blushes - was taking a dip in the Kaisersee, near Augsburg in south-eastern Germany, when the tackle-on-tackle action occurred. Initially the man thought he’d caught his todger on some weeds in the lake - a popular spot for fisherman and nudists...More...


Letter writer: Are we really ‘free’ in North Carolina?

image Are we really "free" in North Carolina? Do we have the right priorities? You tell me: The state Republicans, smacked by a Republican Supreme Court over the so-called "marriage amendment," now claim where transgendered citizens pee is our most important issue. Now-former state Sen. Tom Apodaca pushed legislation that even strong Republican and Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski called...More...


A guide to Ireland’s nudist beaches and nine places naturists can sunbathe in the nip

image Back in 2014, Ireland hosted the 34th International Naturist Congress in Drumshanbo. People from all over the world headed for Co. Leitrim - needless to say, if they had nothing on. The Congress aimed to raise public awareness of nudity and discussed all aspects of naturism - including the contribution the nudist movement might make to the Irish economy. The Irish Naturist Association pointed out the naked...More...


The day I got naked for Spencer Tunick

image Standing naked in the centre of Hull in the small hours of the morning is not something I ever expected to be doing. But that’s where I found myself on Saturday, wearing nothing but my own skin, painted blue, alongside 3,200 other like-minded people, shivering slightly in the dawn breeze. As soon as I heard about Spencer Tunick’s vision for his latest artwork, Sea of Hull, back in March, I registered to take part. I’m not even from...More...


Clothing optional: Thousands attempt skinny-dip record

image On Saturday, many Phoenix residents 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 American Association for Nude Recreation’s 40th annual Nude Recreation Week....More...


Going nude could be a new opportunity

image The region could be looking at a new opportunity to boost its economy - simply by going clothing optional. At least that was the opinion of one local councillor when a discussion began on an approval for a nude beach this week. On Monday Latrobe Council was set to consider a proposal from the Tasmanian Nudist Group to officially declare part of Bakers Beach as clothing optional. The area is apparently already well...More...


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Hundreds flock to Haulover Beach to celebrate nude beach's 25-year anniversary

image Throughout the past 25 years, a quarter-mile stretch of Haulover Beach has emerged as a top nude beach in the world, and is one of South Florida’s largest tourist attractions. Over the weekend, that legacy was celebrated with the cleverly named, All-Over Tan at Haulover Beach event, which was co-hosted by the South Florida Free Beaches / Florida Naturist Association and B.E.A.C.H.E.S. Foundation...More...


Why Dating Naked Is Actually a Fantastic Idea

image In an era of uber-connectivity and endless apps, it's getting increasingly difficult to cut through the conveyor belt of dating BS in order to discover who a person really is. It's the great irony of our times: we can access one another instantly from across the globe; but carefully contrived bios and curated assemblages of profile pics mean we get little more than self-censored glimpses into a person’s personality...More...


Thousands in Colombia bare all for US photographer Spencer Tunick

image American photographer Spencer Tunick, famous for his pictures of huge crowds of naked people, on Sunday (June 5) convinced more than 6,000 Colombians to strip down in Bogota's main public square - all in the name of peace. The installation - his largest in six years and his first in Bogota - comes as the government in the conflict-torn country closes in on a peace deal with leftist rebels of the Revolutionary Armed...More...


Proven wrong, political consultant runs naked around California Capitol

image Candidates bared their souls to voters ahead of California’s Tuesday primary. When the results rolled in, political consultant Paul Mitchell says he bared something else. California’s electoral system sends the top two vote-getters in primaries to the general election regardless of party affiliation. California Attorney General Kamala Harris and Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Orange, led the pack of candidates seeking the U.S. Senate...More...


Naked bike riders highlight ’vulnerability of cyclists‘

image Hundreds of cyclists have taken part in a naked bike ride through Bristol to highlight the vulnerability of cyclists on the roads. The ride - on the theme "as bare as you dare" - is the seventh time the event has been held in the city. Up to 250 people are thought to have taken part in the "family friendly" 6.5-mile (10km) city centre ride. The event went ahead despite coinciding with a number of other planned city centre protests and...More...


Photos: Nearly Naked Revelers Enjoying Glorious Mermaid Parade

image Thousands of strange and sexy sea creatures turned Coney Island into a joyous half-naked party yesterday afternoon for the 34th annual Mermaid Parade. The weather was spectacular, the crowds large and enthusiastic, the day-drinking prodigious, the energy and creativity on display as extraordinary as ever. While there has long been a strong and welcome Gay Pride element to the day’s proceedings, this year saw ...More...


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Mom warns others of the dangers of bathing suits for kids

image The mother of 5-year-old Jack Collins was terrified when she tried to pull her son’s swim trunks off after a routine swim, while they were on vacation. After returning from the pool, she attempted to help him out of his trunks when he let out a loud scream. "He let out the most gut-wrenching scream I’ve ever heard; it’s a sound no mother should ever hear," Laura Collins told The Mirror. While he was playing in the water, the netting ...More...


Nude cyclists take in London landmarks on World Naked Bike Ride

image Hundreds of naked cyclists have taken to the streets of London to protest against car culture and oil dependency. The cyclists pedalled past London landmarks including Big Ben, the London Eye and Piccadilly Circus as part of the World Naked Bike Ride. The riders converged on Hyde Park Corner from six start points. The annual event aimed to highlight the vulnerability of cyclists as road users and to celebrate the human...More...


8 Amazing Nude Beaches You Can Find in the U.S.

image Whether it’s the dream of a uniform, all-over tan or the opportunity to free yourself in the company of like-minded naturalists, taking it to the nudist beach is the best way to fulfill your disrobed destiny. Europe may be the first spot to come to mind when considering the idea, but from relaxed "clothing optional" spots to dedicated nudist beaches, the U.S. coast has plenty of options when it comes to ditching the...More...


Women fight for the right to bare it all, insist sexual double standards need to end

image When female students at Helena High School in Montana protested a rule that required them to wear bras on campus, journalist Lili Boisvert, known for her outspoken columns on sexuality, said she was proud that the teens felt comfortable standing up for their rights. "Breasts exist...to feed babies. We don’t have breasts to excite men," said Boisvert. "That was never the purpose of them. We made it this way. It’s a cultural thing." The incident at Helena High started after senior Kait...More...


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No Clothes? No Beach. Court Rules Against Spanish Naturists

Nudists have lost a seven-year legal battle for access to a popular tourist resort beach on Spain's southwestern tip. The Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the Spanish Federation of Naturism against local government legislation prohibiting nudists to use beaches within the historic port city of Cadiz. The federation had argued that nudism could be considered a fundamental right to freedom of ideology as defended by Spain’s constitution. The court...More...


Korean Tourists Feel Most Uncomfortable at Clothing-Optional Beaches

image More than 80 percent of Korean tourists reported feeling uncomfortable at nude beaches when travelling overseas. Expedia, an online travel agency, conducted a survey on 11,155 tourists from 24 countries to arrive at the conclusion. When asked for opinions regarding nude beaches, 81 percent of Korean tourists answered, ‘uncomfortable’, followed by Japan (75%) and Hong Kong (73%). Conversely, European countries such as Austria (24%) and Germany (28%) were more comfortable with nude beaches and toplessness in general. ...More...


Women Sue City Over Topless Ban, Calling It Discriminatory

A growing movement to remove laws against women going topless is headed to court in Colorado. A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday challenges Fort Collins’ indecency code, which makes it a crime for women but not men to show their nipples. The Fort Collins City Council voted unanimously last year to keep a law that prohibits the display of female breasts, rejecting a growing movement to remove gender-specific indecency codes. The hometown of...More...


The Bard goes bare: The Tempest performed naked in New York

image On top of a hill in New York’s Central Park about a dozen women flit about naked, as two more play a pagan folk tune on the violin and acoustic guitar. The sunlight is slowly disappearing, and murmurs of the oncoming cold are quieted as on the makeshift stage, a storm erupts. This is an all-woman, fully nude, abridged adaptation of William Shakespeare’s final play The Tempest, performed in ...More...


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...


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...


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