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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...


What it feels like to ... be a naturist

image I first became aware of naturism when I was about 10 watching Carry on Camping and there were people playing tennis naked. The Carry On team were feeling sick about it and I thought ‘that’s a very strange reaction to a naked body’. I was still shy getting changed in front of other people but I was quite happy to jump naked into the river in the middle of nowhere when we visited a cottage we had in the ...More...


Facebook blocks nude painting by acclaimed artist

image Facebook has blocked an Australian auction house from advertising an acclaimed artist's painting depicting nude figures. Charles Blackman's oil work Women Lovers features two nude women resting on a bed beside a cat. Art broker Mossgreen tried to promote it on Facebook, but the social media network rejected it for "advertising adult products or services". Mossgreen chief executive Paul Summer said the decision was...More...


Sydney Skinny: Nude swimmers take over Sydney beach

image Thousands of revellers stepped out of their comfort zone and stripped down for the fifth annual Sydney Skinny. A record 1,335 people joined the life-affirming event to celebrate courage, acceptance, community, charity and the beautiful Sydney Harbour — including Australian neurosurgeon Charlie Teo and World Champion surfer Layne Beachley. Nigel March, event founder said, “The Sydney Skinny is a fantastic day out with...More...


Bali decides to not cover nude statues for Saudi king’s visit

image Saudi King Salman is visiting Asia, accompanied by a large entourage and plenty of luggage, on a trip designed to shore up his Middle Eastern kingdom’s economic and cultural ties with countries in the region. But the Saudi royal's visit to the Indonesian island of Bali has raised some eyebrows after local authorities decided to not cover up statues of Hindu deities and semi-naked women during ...More...


Window Dressing: Nudist association gets a makeover

image The American Association for Nude Recreation national headquarters is still kind of half-dressed. The national headquarters, which has been located in Kissimmee since 1983, had a grand-reopening of sorts recently, in celebration of its new, enlarged and remodeled offices. It will be new era for the association, which caters to people and families interested in the nudist lifestyle, and for both visitors and employees...More...


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...


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