Nudes in the News TM
2014
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Cape nudist resort will be ‘high-class’

imageTongues are wagging over the neatly trimmed hedges of Somerset West at the news that a nudist resort and spa will open its doors this summer for tourists who like to bare all. Responses in the Helderberg varied from absolute shock to giddy giggling, with one resident keeling over with laughter... More... 


Cirencester Naturist Cleared by Magistrates for Behaving Indecently

imageThe father-of-four, of City Bank View, Cirencester, did not dispute that he enjoyed the freedom of pottering about in his back garden naked but he vehemently denied a neighbour’s claim that he performed indecent acts. And after hearing the prosecution evidence, Cheltenham magistrates decided there was no case to answer... More... 


Croatia Offers Nudists their own 'Piece of Paradise'

Three quarters of a century after a "royal skinny dip" made it a pioneering nudist destination, Croatia is striving to attract more of the world's growing army of "nakationers". "At Kandarola nudists can find their own piece of paradise, with peace and a little space just for themselves without being disturbed," Nedjeljko Mikelic, head of the tourist board... More... 


Hundreds Bare it All at Nudestock

imageHundreds of music-goers traveled to east of San Diego over the weekend for crafts, tie dye and to hang out at the pool. However, what made this music festival unique is that almost everyone was in the buff. The Nudestock Festival was held at the year round, clothing optional De Anza Springs Resort, nestled in the desert and... More... 


Kate Moss Enjoys Topless Dive Into Ocean

imageKate Moss left her bikini top on the yacht deck when she jumped into the ocean on Tuesday. The British supermodel is known to strip down while enjoying her time on the French Riviera. She's been vacationing in Saint-Tropez along with daughter Lila Grace. While some American audiences might think Kate's skinny dipping is a little scandalous, she... More... 


Let's Get Naked! We Dare to Bare on Nudist Beaches in Sopelana, Spain

imageStrolling along a mountain path to a beach, my boyfriend and I are faced with an eye-popping scene. “Everyone's naked!“ I shriek, as I cop an eyeful of exposed bottoms and bosoms baking in the sun. “So they are, “smiles my boyfriend, spying a trio of raven-haired twenty-something girls slathering sun cream on to their nude bods. So, what... More... 


Beating the Heat by Taking it All Off

We all have ways of dealing with the heat: staying in the shade, having a cool drink, maybe just not going outside at all. Behind a set of remote controlled iron gates gates in Colerain Township, a growing number of people have stripped down the art of keeping cool to the bare essentials. "I think everybody knows," says Kevin Stetson, manager of Paradise Garden Nudist... More... 


Nudity at the Cape Cod National Seashore: ‘A Game of Hide-and-Seek

imageFor plenty of people around here, “put on a swimsuit” are fighting words, and Cape Cod National Seashore has been the battleground for baring it all for more than half of its 50-year history. Over the years, nude sunbathers have quietly – and not so quietly – claimed some of the park’s more secluded beaches in Provincetown and Truro while maintaining... More... 


Naked Performance Art on Wall St. Ends in Arrests

imageIn this photo provided by newcriteria.wordpress.com, an unidentified man wears only a tie and socks as he participates in a performance art piece outside the New York Stock Exchange Monday morning, Aug 1, 2011, in New York. For the five-minute piece, dozens of volunteers disrobed and acted out the motions of people at work. Police say... More... 


JKFedWay: Social Nudity Enjoyable

imageMy wife and I have been nudists for quite some time, and thoroughly enjoy social nudity. For those who are interested, but think they’d be too shy to participate—trust me, nobody cares what you look like. Your shyness will disappear within ten minutes as you realize that you’re no different than anyone else. Contrary to what... More... 


College Group Plans Naked 5K Run to Promote Nakedness

imageConvincing college kids to bare their naughty bits doesn't sound like a tough sell. But Daniel Phillips, 25, says some youngsters must be persuaded that nudists are "not just old hippies." That's why Phillips is helping to organize the Streak Sunsport Gardens 5K, a clothing-optional run/walk at the Sunsport Gardens Family Naturist Resort in... More... 


Wine Consumption May Protect Against Nasty Sunburn

Drinking wine may protect against the harmful effects of sunburn, researchers from the University of Barcelon revealed in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. They explained that grapes and grape derivatives have a compound - a flavonoid - that helps protect human skin from the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation. The authors explained that... More... 


Naked Enthusiasm: Body-Painted Cyclists and a Pedal-Powered Cinema

imageThey don’t call it the Rebel County for nothing. A day after the Dublin World Naked Bike Ride was blocked by the Garda, the Cork event went ahead. Ninety-three naked heroes pedalled through the city streets on Saturday night, a naked snaking convoy on wheels. Resplendent in a rainbow of body paint, the cyclists set off down Leitrim Street, on to... More... 


Milestone of Women's Rights Marks 20th Anniversary

imageAll it took was a pair of exposed breasts in public to set a milestone for Canadian women. Gwen Jacob was 19 when she arrested in Guelph for indecent exposure in 1991. She and a fellow university student noticed a group of guys naked from the waist up playing sports in the blistering sun and decided to take off her top after musing about the inequality of... More... 


Nude Beaches Guide 2011

imageA few snippets from the year in nude beaches: TV installer Paul Jung enjoyed playing nude volleyball on the north end of Baker Beach. Stinson Beach local and attorney-teacher Fred Jaggi preferred to be naked while tossing a Frisbee on Red Rock Beach in the North Bay. And when he wasn't busy representing an area that stretches from Tomales south to... More... 


Local Nudist Club Hosts Screening of Major Movie

On Saturday, July 16 Rock Lodge Club will be screening a major movie currently touring the country. “Act Naturally” is the story of two sisters who suddenly find they’ve inherited a nudist resort.There will be two showings, at 5 and 8 p.m. A Q&A with the director and a cast member will follow each showing. The movie screening was arranged by the Young Naturists and Nudists... More... 


Is Bronze Beautiful?

imageMany people who live or holiday in Bulgaria cite the weather as a deciding factor. Bulgaria has four distinctive seasons: a warm autumn, a cold winter, a dry spring and a hot summer. In fact Bulgaria boasts on average between 2,200 and 2,500 hours of sunlight each year with an average temperature of 24 °C during the summer months. This makes for... More... 


Shifting Demographics Are Causing A Shortage Of German Nudists

imageThe German tradition of naked sunbathing is facing a crisis, reports Reuters (via MSNBC). "German society is changing and it's not easy to be a naturist anymore," says Kurt Fischer, president of the German Free Culture Society association (DFK). The number of nudists are dropping by 2% every year, according to reports. The reason?... More... 


The Naked Truth is, We're Used to Public Nudity

I was laughing over the clever and quirky new ads for Zappos.com -- the ones that feature seemingly nude models jogging, hailing a cab and riding a motor bike -- when I realized something: Nudity isn't shocking or surprising or passion-provoking anymore. It's no big deal. Or, as Michael Bernacchi, a University of Detroit Mercy professor and marketing expert, said: "Nudity is tired."... More... 


Art Fair 2011: At the Non-Profit Booths, Beliefs on Display

imageMore than a half-million people will descend on the 2011 Ann Arbor Art Fairs (July 20-23). Between the four art fairs, hundreds of artists will sell thousands of works as everyone braves 100-degree temperatures. But on East Liberty between South Division and South Fifth Avenue, it is local non-profits, political parties, faith communities and... More... 


Zappos Goes Nude and Adds QR Codes to its Fall Ad Campaign

imageWould you like a little nudity with your shoes? In an interesting turn of events, Zappos has decided to get saucy with its latest ad campaign. The New York Times has reported that the new Zappos Fall ad campaign will feature athletic activities while in the buff. I guess they couldn’t make their models go through airport security ... More... 


800 Men and Women Take Part in Naked Pillow Fight for Art project

imageThe latest nude photo installation by daring U.S. artist r Tunick, has seen 800 volunteers shed their clothes in the name of art. The piece, entitled 'Sleeping Beauties' took place in the grounds of Gaasbeek's Castle in Belgium, 6 miles south of the capital Brussels. Tunick specialises in nude outdoor photography, and has been taking pictures in unusual ... More... 


Prefer to Sun Bathe as Nature Intended?

imageSkyscanner introduces five great places to strip off, slap on (your sun cream), and let it all hang out. Vera Playa, Spain Claiming to be ‘the world’s best naturist beach resort’, Vera Playa is mainland Europe’s only all-year round nudist community.Vrbosak, Hvar, Croatia The town of Vrbosak, a deep cove surrounded by olive groves and pine forest, has a long history of naturism ... More... 


Some Nudists Stay In The Closet, Others Do Not

I was talking once to a couple who was visiting Paradise Lakes about an incident in which they were on their way to Cypress Cove (a well known clothing optional resort in Kissimmee) for a weekend visit. On their way, they were pulled over by a deputy for a traffic violation. They said they were mortified that the deputy might have asked ... More... 


Nudism Helped Me to Love My Body at Last

When friends told me about Britain’s first naturist spa hotel in Birmingham — Clover Spa, which opened in March — I couldn’t help but giggle as they expressed their horror at the very idea of holidaying naked. They pondered the discomfort of sunburned bits and shuddered at the thought of baring all for the world to see. Little did they know that I’d already been ... More... 


Italy's Elite are Dismayed by Vanishing Beaches

imageThe high cost and exclusive nature of Italy's best beaches cause regular disputes, but accelerating coastal erosion means some of them are now disappearing altogether. Italian actors, intellectuals and the titled rich setting off for the beach this summer have been shocked to find that one of their favourite spots has all but vanished, thanks to encroaching development and violent ... More... 


Naked Yoga Stretches Self-Esteem, But Is It Healthy?

imageYoga enthusiasts often turn to the exercise as a way to free their minds, but some are now seeking to free their bodies' as well — from clothes, that is. Yes, going au naturel is the latest yoga trend. And while being naked around other yogis might sound more anxiety-inducing than stress-reliving, those who've done it say it can boost self-confidence and help people to accept ... More... 


No Shirts. No Pants. No Problems

imageThere’s a skinny-dip planned. No rules necessary. Then there is the naked hula hoop. Walter Green III said there is only one rule there: “I guess you could say BYOH—bring your own hoop.” Green is a member of the Maryland Area Naturist Association, which will join with the Chesapeake Pagan Community to co-sponsor the annual gathering at ... More... 


Heidi Klum: 'Topless Sunbathing is for Women of Any Age'

imageHeidi Klum has insisted that you can never be too old for topless sunbathing. The 38-year-old supermodel and Project Runway star said that she has no plans to cover-up, whatever her age. "I love tanning my body and I don't love tan lines necessarily," she told PopEater. "I don't think too much about what other people think or if they think this woman is... More... 


Not For Never-Nudes: Celebrating National Nude Recreation Week

imageNudity on LA County beaches is against the law, but that shouldn't prevent the bold among you from finding somewhere in SoCal to celebrate National Nude Recreation Week, which kicked off yesterday. According to msnbc, the week will be filled not just with happy nudists frolicking about, but with some nude resorts hoping to... More... 


Latest Public Sculpture Installed in Downtown Champaign

imageAnyone who has taken an introductory art history course would immediately know the inspiration for the latest public sculpture to be installed in downtown Champaign. That would be the Venus of Willendorf, an icon of prehistoric art believed to be the oldest piece of artwork yet found and the first representation of a nude woman. Sculptor Will Cavanaugh's... More... 


Bare Buns Fun Run — Preparation

Next Sunday, 10 July 201, is one of our annual events — Bare Buns Fun Run. This is a challenging, clothing optional 5K race straight up Tiger Mountain. On the mountain, we are getting ready for the crowds. Depending on the weather, we could get from 150 – 300+ participants. The event will last all weekend, with a wine and cheese party on Friday, then the day before... More... 


Fighting to be Nude

imageTwo men charged with baring it all in public have argued that it is OK to expose their genitals wherever they like because they have protection — the protection of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Brian Coldin, who operates a clothing-optional resort near Bracebridge, and Orillia's John Cropper, were in court Tuesday, both charged with... More... 


Naked Indiana: Ponderosa Sun Club

imageScarlett Kincade, 46, is a third-generation owner/operator of the Ponderosa Sun Club, a family nudist camp tucked a few miles off Interstate 65 at the Roselawn exit, about 40 miles south of Merrillville. Scarlett's parents, Tom Schmitt of Chicago and Pinky Schmitt of Arkansas, met in the sixties as teenagers at Zoro, another nudist camp near... More... 



Get Naked! American Nudists Celebrate Summer Au Naturel

imageAs Americans across the country take off for the holiday weekend, a select group will be going even farther. They’ll be taking it all off. National Nude Recreation Week kicks off with a metaphorical bang July 4, and nudists are inviting all of America to doff the duds, slap on the SPF 30 and join them for a skinny dip, a hike au naturel or an... More... 


Appealing To A Younger Crowd: A Must For Area Nudist Resorts

Marketing to a younger demographic is important to all businesses, including Nudists. I have been enjoying living the Nudist lifestyle for over 16 years now, having my first visit to a Nudist swim in Ohio when I was 45. I can remember wanting to be part of the lifestyle since I was in my teens, but it never actually happened until I was in my 40s, partially due to... More... 


Oar blimey! Barry Pair Plan to Row the Atlantic Naked

imageOar blimey, what the rudder hell is going on here? Shipshape Jamie Windsor and pal John Haskell are readying to row the Atlantic – naked. John came up with the idea to raise £100,000 for charity. The 42-year-old, from Rhoose, near Barry, said: “I’ve been on rugby tours, so it’s not an issue! “It will probably be quite liberating – you don’t normally spend... More... 


Bedfordshire Naturist Tells the Naked Truth

imageA Bedfordshire naturist says there is a common misconception that all naturists are exhibitionists. Roni Fine, who was first introduced to the lifestyle by her husband Deane, has been a naturist since 2004. The couple regularly practise their pastime at the Blackthorn Sun Club near Sharnbrook. "It's a wonderful feeling of freedom, to be outside on a warm day and... More... 


Naked Jogger's Fitness Naturism Lifestyle

imageHe caused a stir when he went for a naked jog at McLaren Falls Park and now the man known as the naked jogger wants designated areas where naturists can run and cycle in the buff. Andrew Pointon was served a trespass notice from McLaren Falls Park and given a police warning after he went for a 7km "intrepid nude run" around the park last week. The... More... 


Rhossili Midsummer Skinny Dip Organisers Claim Record

imageOrganisers of a mass skinny dip on a Gower beach have claimed a new world record after hundreds of naked swimmers took to the sea. Almost 400 people took part in the Midsummer Skinny Dip at Rhossili. They wanted to break the current record of 250, and raised £12,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care and the National Trust. "It was fantastic, people... More... 


Summer In Florida: No Better Reason To Be A Nudist

The summer season is in full force here in Tampa Bay. Whether you've been here for a while or it's your first summer in the area, you're probably asking yourself: "Can it get any hotter than this?" We all look for ways to cool off and stay cool. Of course, our air conditioners get a good workout (the electric company loves us for it), and some of us are lucky enough to have access to a pool... More... 


Best Places to Get Naked

imageIt’s not news to point out that the human body has been fetishized by advertising, consumerism, cinema, etc. There is, however, no better way to realize the folly of this fetishism than to get naked with others (in some non-sexual way) and see how quickly the symbolic becomes hyperbolic... More... 


His (Naked) Body of Work

imageFor artist Joe Clarke, bare chests are a canvas and beauty is proudly skin deep. Abstract artist Joe Clarke has a talent for painting naked women. More specifically, he paints on them. Clarke is a body painter. He looks at a naked chest and sees a canvas. Later this month, the Edmonton man will fly to... More... 


Nudist Hands Out Flyers With an Image of Her Naked Body

imageA disgruntled nudist handed out flyers displaying her naked body at a school after trees bordering her home were chopped down. Naturist Anya Petrovic was furious at losing her privacy. She claimed that by removing the trees, the school was presenting young children with the opportunity to get a... More... 


Size Matters in Nudist Portrait

imageA giant painting of a nudist beach on Corfu is thought to be the largest work ever shown at the BP Portrait Award. Paul Beel, 30, spent a month capturing residents and holidaymakers at Mirtiotissa after his idea won the £5,000 BP Travel Award from the National Portrait Gallery. The American arrived... More... 


No Clothes, No Problem on Some BLM Tracts

The public lands offer something for everyone in Southern California, including those who prefer to recreate in their most natural state. The Bureau of Land Management's California Desert District this week issued new regulations for public nudity, drawing a line in the sand, so to speak, for where nudists may hike, camp and fish on... More... 


Can Overweight Men and Plus Size Girls Enjoy Naturist Holidays?

imageNaturist Holidays are very popular but seem to be little talked about. Often naturists can find designated beaches where they can relax with likeminded people. Indeed, there are many locations where naturists can go to enjoy naturist holidays. France and Germany are popular naturist destinations as is... More... 


Nudists Call for Coast Beach Sites

imageThe embattled Couran Cove resort and secluded areas of The Spit have been identified as ideal locations for the Gold Coast's first official nude beach. One of Australia's leading nudist advocates, Runaway Bay's Les Rootsey, says the city is missing out on a lucrative tourist market because.... More... 


Three File Suit Against City to Prevent Naked Bike Ride Citations

imageThree Madison residents who plan to participate in Saturday’s World Naked Bike Ride in Madison have filed a lawsuit against the city in hopes of avoiding a repeat of last year, when nine participants were cited for disorderly conduct. Although the city has 45 days to file an answer, the plaintiffs hope a judge will issue a... More... 


Mexican Cyclists Bare It All to Demand Respect on the Road

The World Naked Bike Ride, or WNBR, a clothing-optional cycling event, drew hundreds of participants over the weekend in Mexico, where cyclists demanded respect on the road and called for expanded use of bicycles as an environmentally friendly mode of transportation. WNBR participants took to the streets of... More... 

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