on Nudist Beaches?
Eastern Germany's beaches are at the center of a controversy: While
locals have always enjoyed bathing naked, many western German visitors
lament the lack of clothes. DW-WORLD readers side with the nudists. I would
not feel the slightest bit uncomfortable sharing the beach with nudists.
I only wish that we were advanced enough here in Pennsylvania to be even
having this debate! -- Dan Russo More...
conservative China opens up to nudist beaches
Whether Singapore or Goa, beaches for nudes are passe. But when it
comes to conservative China doing the same, eyebrows are likely to be raised.
However, it seems Beijing is really moving with the times. The country,
which until the early 1990s was known for its traditions and forced demagogy,
may believe it or not, open its first beach for nudes. More...
nudist camp OK'd by neighbors
A proposed nudist camp received the thumbs up at a public meeting Monday,
even though the same project was shot down by neighbors six years ago.
Although there are several clothing optional clubs already in Southwest
Florida, the owners of Edun Lake say theirs will be unique. It will be
a recreational resort for those who like to relax in the nude. More...
resorts fighting for members
THEY'RE calling it "nude wars" in Port Douglas, but it's more a light
skirmish between the unclothed.The White Cockatoo - "Australasia's premier
nudist resort" - is angry at attempts by a Johnny-come-lately to muscle
in on the nude business. More...
and bare it
It's 25 years since Britain's first major nudist beach got the go ahead,
provoking widespread controversy. Is nakedness still a laughing matter?
A short stretch of pebbly foreshore entered the history books on this day
in 1979, when it was designated Britain's first major nudist beach. More...
first nudist colony fails to take off
Shanghai - Chinese citizens eager to bare all in public will have to
wait to disrobe after local outrage shelved the opening of the country's
first nudist colony. Originally scheduled to open to the public at a woodland
park in China's eastern Zhejiang province on Thursday, that plan was put
on hold after it sparked a furore among prudish locals, Wang Xiaoting,
a spokesperson for the park, said on Monday. More...
bounces couple for risque T-shirt
A couple returning home from a Costa Rican vacation was ejected from
an American Airlines flight because the man was wearing a T-shirt depicting
a bare breast. Oscar Arela and his girlfriend were removed from Flight
952 on Saturday after he refused to change the shirt or turn it inside
out at Miami International Airport. More...
News and Features: Yorkshire folk surfing nude!
An old Silicon Valley legend tells the story of a web designer who
did night shifts so he could work in the nude and it seems many Britons
follow his example. The people of Castleford and Catterick are not known
for their Californian ways, but a new survey - commissioned by AOL from
NOP - claims that Yorkshire leads the nation when it comes to surfing in
the buff with eight per cent surfing stark naked. More...
students trade clothes for paycheck
Nude modeling and handing out condoms on campus are among the less-common
university jobs for students. David Lasley, a Northern Illinois University
freshman fine arts major, is a nude model who works for the art department. More...
Board covers up Sutler
Nipples will no longer be visible on the menu or on the wall at The
Sutler, 2608 Franklin Road, following a request from the Tennessee Alcoholic
Beverage Commission to remove the mid-1800s nude photography or else. More...
shedding the bunker mentality
An unusual set of nude studies was made in the Sydney landscape, writes
Steve Meacham. If you were jogging along Sydney's coast last year and were
surprised to find a naked woman doing balletic and yoga poses alongside
some of our historic war bunkers, you might have wondered if your eyes
were deceiving you. More...
portrait of Python unveiled
A nude painting of Monty Python star Terry Jones is one of several
works to be unveiled in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition. More...
film needs 300 naked extras
Men and women over the age of 16 are needed as extras in The Libertine
which also stars John Malkovich and Samantha Morton. Shooting is due to
take place on the Isle of Man next month, says the Daily Record. In the
film, Depp plays the Earl of Rochester, the debauched 17th century poet
and confidant of King Charles II. More...
Laughs at U.S. Breast Hysteria
Europeans are convinced that we're a nation obsessed with breasts.
That's the word from the weekly newsmagazine The Week, which in a recent
issue put together a roundup of European newspaper opinion pieces on the
Super Bowl halftime show that exposed one of Janet Jackson's breasts. More...
ASSEMBLY BILL 574
The Naturist Action Committee is pleased to report a victory for naturists
in the matter of anti-nudity legislation proposed for the state of Wisconsin.
As a result of a great deal of hard work and YOUR valuable participation,
Assembly Bill 574 never emerged from the legislative committee to which
it was initially assigned. More...
Since being catapulted to fame thanks to his superbly crafted win in
the original "Survivor," Richard Hatch has been a busy gay bee. He won
a cool million dollars, lost 100 pounds, wrote a book and found the love
of his life. I caught up with the handsome, hirsute, hide-nothing Hatch
between a few of his exciting adventures. More...
rules that nudist teen camp cannot be held without parents
A federal judge ruled Thursday that a nudist colony in Virginia cannot
hold its annual summer camp for teenagers in defiance of a new state law
that requires parents or guardians to be present. Robert Roach, owner of
White Tail Park nudist camp, and the American Civil Liberties Union of
Virginia sought a preliminary injunction so juveniles could attend the
summer camp later this month without parental supervision. More...
first ever naked shopping event held
UK's first ever naked shopping event has been held in Central London. There
was a poor turnout for the event with only about 15 naturists turning up
at the Plaza shopping centre in Oxford Street. More...
star visits nudist beach
Sir Ian McKellen - wizard Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy
- "shocked and impressed" onlookers when he visited a nudist beach in Canada.
The 65-year-old actor was filming X-Men 2 when he suggested the trip to
Vancouver's Wreck Beach. More...
recreates naked Olympics
But the elite athletes of the ancient world, it seems, were made of
sterner stuff. Olympic runners took to the track without so much as a loincloth
to protect their modesty. Instead of "faster, higher, stronger", perhaps
the motto should be "impractical, uncomfortable, unmentionable". More...
nudist island determined to remain virgin
Back in the 1930s, early pioneering nudists settled on the remote and
wildly beautiful Ile-du-Levant off the coast of Provence. Today mod-cons
such as electricity have come to the Mediterranean isle but to save the
environment, there are still no street-lights at night. More...
challenges nude teen camp ban
The American Civil Liberties Union sued in federal court to keep the
state from shutting down a no-clothing camp for juveniles in late July
at the White Tail Park nudist camp in Ivor. The law was passed in March
in response to a weeklong residential camp for 11- to 18-year-olds last
June at White Tail. It was the first in Virginia and only the third such
au naturel camp for juveniles in the nation, according to the American
Association of Nude Recreation. More...
creed: 'This is the body God gave us'
Pam Hayes doesn't wear her Sunday best to worship services. The 51-year-old
prefers to wear nothing at all. And she's not alone. On Sunday, more than
30 people gathered for inspiration at Lake Como Family Nudist Resort in
Land O'Lakes. More...
over Queensland: Runners bare all for fund-raiser
It's not exactly what Ernest Hemingway had in mind when he wrote about
the "Running of the Bulls." In this small town in north Queensland, the
phrase refers to a crowd of naked men streaking down the road to raise
money for charity. The annual race benefits the Royal Flying Doctor Service,
which provides medical care by air around the Australian Outback. More...
on the Hunt for Nudist Priest
Judas Priest rocker Rob Halford is desperate to catch tribute band
Nudist Priest when he tours with rocker Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath
on the Ozzfest tour this summer (04) - because they play naked. More...
photographs 2,750 cold, nude folks
Tunick's latest human art installation included 2,750 shivering people
- all of them nude. Tunick, a photographer known for taking pictures of
naked people in public places, snapped the photos at a park behind the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum along Lake Erie Saturday as temperatures
hovered around 50 degrees. More...
of Africans arrives at Spanish nudist beach
Two worlds collided as a raft carrying 42 destitute Africans - bundled
up for a chilly, windswept crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar - washed
up on a nudist beach in southern Spain, officials said yesterday. Spanish
television broadcast amateur video footage of swimmers agape over the landing
at Canos de Meca beach in Cadiz province. More...
nudist law faces challenge
The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia said litigation is likely
against a new state law that makes it illegal for teens to attend a nudist
camp without their parents or guardians. An ACLU legal director called
the legislation a "knee-jerk reaction" against a legal lifestyle. More...
cyclists strip off to stress their plight
Hundreds of cyclists protesting at their daily jousts with cars rode
naked through the city centres of Madrid, Saragossa and Barcelona at the
weekend. "I'm part cyclist and part nudist," said Ramón Linaza Iglesias,
an enthusiastic first-time rider. "But I'd never thought of putting the
two together before." More...
spirits frolic at Fremont festivities
It was a great day to be naked. But we only can hope those bicyclists
mixed some sunscreen with all that psychedelic body paint and glitter that
so vividly depicted the flamboyant heart of Fremont. Seattle welcomed summer
yesterday with its 16th annual Solstice Parade, a joyous, 75-minute celebration
of all things wild and pagan. More...
Richie hates the sight of nude oldies
Pop star Lionel Richie's daughter Nicole found the experience of looking
at the nude bodies of elderly people for 'Simple Life 2' just too awful.
According to The New York Daily News, Nicole had to work with her hotel
heiress friend Paris Hilton in a nudist colony. More...
cover nudists' costs
There's no such thing as a free lunch, or in the case of Caliente nudist
resort on U.S. 41, a free naked lunch. Caliente says it's offering "free
memberships" to residents of a soon-to-open neighborhood across the street
called Magnolia Point. More...
nude bike ride a success
Seattle was one of 22 cities around the world, including Olympia and
Bellingham, where protesters took to their bikes for World Naked Bike Ride
bikers arrested for indecent exposure
A gaggle of naked bicyclists caught the eye of a police officer patrolling
the downtown area early Friday morning, leading to the arrest of three
on charges of indecent exposure. More...
react to nudist event at Wild Water Adventures
local pastor (pictured) wanted all the local churches to boycott Wild Water
Adventures. Some other pastors disagreed. Later, the Fresno Bee printed
letters to the editor all in favor of the event. More...
A film encouraging people to vote in the European elections has been
"censored" for British viewers because it showed a glimpse of a nipple. More...
way to the nude beach?
Looking for a place where taking off all your clothes won't get you
arrested? Downtown Reno: Not acceptable. Lake Tahoe: Acceptable in many
Muslim garb at pool gets city sued
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the city
of Omaha on behalf of a Muslim woman who says she was barred from accompanying
her children to a city swimming pool because she was fully clothed. More...
bikers versus nude cyclists
A planned nudist bicycle tour in the Netherlands' so-called "Bible
Belt" has upset local church officials who are holding their own youth
charity bike ride the same day. More...
suits are in and swimsuits out
Are we becoming a nation of naturists? A quarter of British holidaymakers
has been skinny-dipping and more than 10 per cent has sunbathed sans apparel. More...
Willis, Put THOSE Pants On
Bruce Willis has reportedly been requested by his neighbors to stop
hanging out in the buff around his home. More...
cruisers head down under
A group of American nudists is to cruise Australian shores early next
year aboard a cruise ship taking them from Sydney to the Great Barrier
Reef in search of naked adventure More...
nudists seek decent exposure
John Ashcroft may hang sheets over them, Boise Police officers may
double undie-wrap them, but America's bare nips and hips strut proudly
on-and Idaho is no exception. More...
students in rollercoaster world record
Around 100 students from 15 universities have stripped off to create
a new world record for the most naked people on a rollercoaster.More...
Water Park Event Cancelled
15,000 nudists were expected to descend on Wild Water Adventures for
a private party this September, but after intense pressure from local churches
and the public, the popular water park cancelled the party plans. More...
will be in when nudists hit water slides
Come the golden days of late September, when the usual water-slide
crowd is yanked back to school, Wild Water Adventure Park near Clovis may
be busy with 15,0000 revelers wearing nothing but sunscreen. More...
It's a popular Valley spot for families to escape the summer heat.
This year, Wild Water Adventures in Clovis could be also playing host to
15,000 nudists. More...
It was a long time ago, children, and I was walking down the long,
dusty trail to my campsite at the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, when
I was passed by a flatbed truck full of gleefully hooting festival arrivals.
As the truck rumbled by, a respectable, elderly woman - the sort of woman
one is accustomed to find superintending a Sunday school or volunteering
in a soup kitchen - whipped off her industrial-strength, peach-colored,
foam- and whalebone-laden JCPenney Ladies' Department bra and waved it
above her head, yelling, "Freedom!" More...
naked joggers to be tolerated
Running naked through the streets of San Francisco will be OK and not
OK, according to the people in charge of the Bay to Breakers race. You're
not supposed to do it, said race organizers, wink-winking and nudge-nudging.
But if you decide to do it on Sunday morning, there's not much anybody
can do to stop you. More...
Britain's Oldest Nudist Camp for Sale
A chill wind of change has hit Britain's longest-established nudist
holiday camp through the sale of the land on which clothes have been shed
for around 70 years, a report said on Saturday. Metherell Towers in Devon,
southwest England, a ramshackle nine-bedroom chateau-style house, along
with the adjoining seven acre (2.8 hectare) caravan site where the nudists
gather, is up for sale at auction, the Times newspaper said. More...