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Naked Santas to Deck SF With Red Hats, Smiles!

From Big Wheel races down Vermont Street on Easter to costumes and floats during the famous Bay to Breakers foot race, San Franciscans can add another unique event to the list: naked Santas. As part of this year’s Santacon, one longtime participant is attempting to set a world record by gathering the most naked Santas in one place during the annual ritual of a day of drinking. Event organizer Tex Allen said the goal, though unorthodox, is meant to be a way of mixing up the almost two-decade-old San Francisco ... More... 


Clubs of Marlborough Takes Top Honours

imageThe home team stole the show at the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards, taking four awards including the Supreme Award at the dinner on Friday. Clubs of Marlborough won the Medium to Large Business Award, the Innovation Award and shared the Environment Award with Wai-Natur Naturist Park on its way to the top commendation at the formal dinner downstairs at the Marlborough Convention Centre ... More... 


CNN proclaims Jerolim Beach on Hvar Island in Croatia World's Top Nudist Destination

imageHvar is definitely becoming the world's hit destination. Having been ranked fifth on the Lonely Planet's list of top destinations for 2012, CNN have now placed it on the list of Top 15 nudist destinations. Jerolim Beach is located on one of Hvar Islands very own archipelago of islands - the Pakleni Islands and ranks first on CNN's list, which desrcibes it as having special qualities such as "untouched, rocky shores and crystal clear waters."... More... 


Nudists Eye Youth Movement

“When people think of a nudist, they typically think of a man who is sixty-five years old and overweight, with a ponytail,” says Angye Fox, 40, who describes herself as “a tall, attractive, busty blonde”—and a nudist who frequents clothing-optional resorts in her home state of Florida. Or people believe that nude events no longer take place at all, says “Jordan,” 35, co-founder of Young Naturists America (YNA), a year-old New York-based ... More... 


Save the Nudists! The Florida Young Naturists Keep the Clothes-Free Lifestyle Alive

imageRobbe White is a 27-year-old with a head of cherubic, golden curls. His girlfriend, 24-year-old Anna Phillips, is pretty and sun-kissed, with long, chestnut hair. Phillips is eight months pregnant, but otherwise, these two look like the stereotypical, All-American boy and girl next door. Except for one detail: They spend most of their time naked. White and Phillips both come from conservative Christian families ... More... 


Egyptian Blogger Aliaa Elmahdy: Why I Posed Naked

imageEgyptian blogger Aliaa Magda Elmahdy has become a household name in the Middle East and sparked a global uproar after a friend posted a photo of her naked on Twitter. The photo, which the 20-year-old former student first posted on her blog, shows her naked apart from a pair of thigh-high stockings and some red patent leather shoes. It was later posted on Twitter with the hashtag #nudephotorevolutionary. The tweet was viewed over a million ... More... 


Tori Spelling's Husband Dean McDermott Accidentally Tweets Her Breasts

imageDean McDermott deleted a picture from his Twitter account that appeared to show his 4-year-old son with a topless Tori Spelling in the background, but not before everyone who got word of the gaffe stampeded the actor's profile to look at what he posted on Wednesday. Spelling, the 38-year-old star whose father Aaron Spelling produced "Beverly Hills, 90210" and gave her a prominent role in it, doesn't show her face in the image... More... 


Artist Evades Nude Censorship With Smartphone

imageA photographer who specializes in nudes found a way around censorship of one of his art pieces at Fredericton city hall by using smartphone technology. Jeff Crawford was invited to contribute to an exhibit of artworks produced during the Fredericton Arts Alliance's Artists-in-Residence summer series. He submitted a photograph entitled Emersion, which shows a nude woman lying in a stream with one breast visible... More... 


Ai Weiwei Investigated Over Nude Art

imageAi Weiwei is under investigation for spreading pornography, the Chinese artist has said, as the authorities turned their attention from political subversion and tax evasion to online images of nudity. He said police had questioned his cameraman Zhao Zhao on Thursday over pictures Zhao had taken of the artist. "They clearly told him this is an investigation, now, they are doing on me, on pornography," Ai told the AFP news agency... More... 


Nude Blogger Riles Egyptians of All Stripes

imageAliaa Magda Elmahdy apparently thought she was striking a blow for sexual equality and free expression in Egypt when she posted nude photographs of herself on a blog. Instead Ms. Elmahdy set off a wave of outrage here, stoking conservative Islamist sentiments that many liberals fear will undermine their prospects in the country's parliamentary election next week. It is hard to overstate the shock at an Egyptian woman's posting nude... More... 


The History of Nude Psychotherapy

imageIt all started in 1933 with a paper by Howard Warren, a Princeton psychologist and president of the American Psychological Association, who spent a week at a German nudist camp a year earlier. According to Ian Nicholson, Professor of Psychology at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, in the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, Warren's article, "Social Nudism and the Body Taboo," "was a... More... 


Plan to Cancel Naked Bike Ride Riles UVM Students

The University of Vermont is known for many things, including the naked bike ride. Each semester on the last night of classes, students participate in a clothing-optional bike ride or run through campus. But this year the ride may be stripped away by the school. "The problem hasn't been the nakedness or bike riding, it's been the whole scene around it," said Thomas Gustafson, the vice president of student and campus life at... More... 


Naked Santas Go For World Record In San Francisco

imageIt always feels good to be part of something larger than yourself; it's why people march in protests, attend music festivals or voluntarily watch the World Cup. This being San Francisco, it's also why a large group of people, all dressed in Santa hats and little else, are planning on coming together in an effort to set the world record for the largest gathering of naked Santas ever recorded. This world record attempt, which will... More... 


No More Naked Hiking In The Alps!

imageHikers crossing the Alps in the nude may get more than just a chill after Switzerland's top court ruled they may be fined, validating a conservative region's bid to quash the practice. On Thursday, November 17, a court rejected the appeal of a man slapped with a 100 Swiss franc ($109) fine. The man had walked naked past a family with small children at a picnic area and a Christian rehabilitation center for... More... 


Nudism Embraced by Younger Generation

imageKnock, knock. Chris, 26, peeks only his curly blond head around the door. He is naked except for his glasses and wedding ring. "C'mon in, you guys," he beckons to the couple, Phillip, 26, and Cora, 22, standing on the doorstep. A sweet and tangy aroma meets their nostrils as they step into the foyer and quickly undress by the door. Foster the People plays through the living room speakers, while two cats lounge on the couch... More... 


Geroge Clooney Talks About Being Nude with Friends

imageYou know it’s a good day when George Clooney is talking about getting naked. heat couldn’t quite contain our excitement when George Clooney announced his most bizarre confession yet. The handsome actor revealed that skinny dipping is a tradition at his Italian mansion. George Clooney in the buff? Now there’s something we’d all like to see. George says it is traditional... More... 


Does my Bomb Look Big? Nudist Beach Contains 87 Explosives

imageNaturists have been stunned by some bare facts... 87 bombs have been found at a nudist beach. Advertisement >> Experts at the Royal Navy unearthed 61 of the explosives – some dating back to the late 19th century – during a two-day sweep of the sands. They were called in after 26 bombs – including two submarine depth charges and at least six 10lb mortars – washed up on the beach. The Navy’s elite team of bomb disposal officers... More... 


French Nudist Beaches Evacuated as Mine Detonated

imageAbout 2,500 people, many of them tourists, were evacuated on Thursday after a diver found an unexploded mine near to nudist beaches on the Mediterranean coast. Mine-clearing divers destroyed the device at about 1.15 pm Thursday but campsites and beaches around Sérignan, in the Hérault region, had been cleared during the morning in case the operation went wrong... More... 


Nude Awakening: Athletes Posing in ESPN's Body Issue

imageGymnast Alicia Sacramone, snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler, socceer goalie Hope Solo, the NBA's Blake Griffin, MLB's Jose Reyes and the NFL's Steven Jackson lead the list of athletes posing nude in ESPN The Magazine's third annual "Body Issue." Over 20 athletes will appear in the buff (with private parts strategically covered) in the "Bodies We Want" section of the 2011 issue, said editor-in-chief Chad Millman... More... 


Normalising Nudity

Exposing her books to the scrutiny of strangers is a harder task for Kay Hannam than exposing her body. But the owner of Wai-natur Valley Naturist Park hopes that by baring her business she'll encourage others to bare their skin. "The more recognition we can gain the better. So some of those one-in-four people who are comfortable about nudity might be more willing to get out there." The Wairau Valley naturist park is one of eight business entered in the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards, which reward innovation, among other categories... More... 


Cathy Ladman Prepares for Naked Palm Springs Audience

imageOn Monday, stand-up comic Cathy Ladman (pictured) ventured from LA to the Terra Cotta Clothing Optional Resort & Spa in Palm Springs to scout out the small room where she will be performing in front of a nude audience on Saturday October 22. The one-of-a-kind engagement is the starting point of a new documentary project tentatively titled The Naked Truth. “The movie is about me continuing to deal with... More... 


Restaurant Nudity to be Debated in San Francisco

imageNudist foodies in San Francisco may soon find themselves forced to cover up. Public nudity is legal in the Bay Area city, and no one is suggesting that residents will be barred from taking a stroll down the street or a picnic at the park in the buff. But restaurants may soon be off limits to the unattired, and San Francisco supervisors are also considering codifying a practice that nudists call "normal etiquette," by requiring those who bare it all in public to lay down a cover on public seating before they sit down... More... 


The Joy of Nudity, Summer or Winter

imageIt's just like any town and country club or Rotary meeting – except in the nude. Like most of the group – mostly farmers, and a few mechanics – Southern Naturally president Bevan Tait strips off and enjoys the vitamin D with the ten other club members several times a year, when sunshine is in abundance. Mr Tait's sheep farm is handy, being just down the road. In the winter, when the temperatures drop and the fire is roaring inside the... More... 


Scarlett Johansson Naked on Los Angeles Street Corners

imageIf your mother ever asked you "is this where you want to be when Jesus comes back?", then this is the situation she was referring to. Nude photos of an alleged Scarlett Johansson were recently leaked on the Internet, and now those same photos are popping up all over Hollywood. Appearing on street corners and boarded-up storefronts, the images are part of a street art installation by Xvala, and Scarlett Johansson is merely ... More... 


The New York Topless Book Club

imageThe New York Topless Book Club is in full form these days. Check out the photos of women reading in various places around the city. Do you think this will catch on in more places around the country? Be sure to leave your comments in the form at the bottom of the page... More... 


Nude Blacks Back in Form

imageLarnach Castle was the venue for a clash between the Nude Blacks and the Romanian Vampires on Saturday, the third naked rugby game in Dunedin this year. Organiser Ralph Davies said about 250 people turned out to watch, which was "pretty good" considering people had to travel further. About 10 local and international media filmed and photographed the game, with images expected to be broadcast worldwide ... More... 


Women Go Topless to Raise Attention to Breast Cancer

imageA good cause had area women flinging off their shirts and baring it all. The women went topless in an effort to bring heightened attention to breast cancer. About 250 women participated in the rooftop shoot in downtown Kansas City on Sunday. P.U.R.E. and the Young Survival Coalition of Kansas City sponsored the event. The hope is also to raise awareness about the positive impact of women supporting ... More... 


Naked Ambition

imageEver since an incident back in 1990, the thought of naturism has given me the willies. During a routine school swimming trip, the class clown decided to whip my Speedos down – exposing my 10-year-old todger to a sea of giggling schoolgirls. For the next 12 months – I was referred to as "Lunch Box" by classmates, kids from other schools and even a creepy caretaker…. yikes!!! For the next two decades, I've carried this ... More... 


Nudists Rally in San Francisco After Proposed Laws

imageThe proposition that naked people should be required to sit on a towel, piece of paper, or other such "guard" when sitting in public places was met with, well, nudity over the weekend in San Francisco. A few dozen naked men and at least one woman gathered in the Castro section of the city Saturday to raise support for nudists as proposed legislation makes its way through the city government to limit how and where ... More... 


Matthew Morrison Likes Being Naked

imageActor Matthew Morrison can get annoyed with fans waiting outside his house because he likes to walk around naked. The 32-year-old actor is best known for the role of Will Schuester in " Glee", reports femalefirst "I love walking around naked in my house. Who doesn't? But when I walk by the window I have to make sure there's no one outside," he said. "For me, the most absurd fans are the ones who camp outside my house. It's strange ... More... 


'Butt Out,' Nude Beachers Told

imageWreck Beach supporters warned Sunday a new anti-smoking bylaw across Metro Vancouver's 12 regional parks starting next year could "cause real trouble." The Wreck Beach Preservation Society, which had threatened "total rebellion" if the nudist beach were included in the bylaw, are angered by the increasing number of bans, including dogs, fires and camping. Their biggest issue is with being "hustled from the ... More... 


AANR Eagerly Awaits Hope Solo in ESPN the Magazine's The Body

imageThe American Association for Nude Recreation is celebrating its 80th birthday. praise ESPN the Magazine’s The Body issue, due to be released soon. Specifically, AANR is delighted that ESPN chooses to use all ages and body types in its annual naked issue. But the they also seem to have a fixation on Hope Solo ... More... 


'Nude Blacks' Bare All for Rugby Fun

imageStripping a defence took on a whole new meaning as an enthusiastic crowd gathered to watch the 'Nude Blacks' here on Saturday ahead of the World Cup clash between Argentina and England. The Nude Blacks, a side made up of amateur players from New Zealand, do, as their name suggests, play with no clothes on. "Our first game was in 2002 in the middle of a dunes on a beach. We were frozen. It started as a joke as part of a backpackers ... More... 


Naked Ambitions on a Greek island

imageNaked people of varying ages and shapes sit conversing underneath shades made from white bed sheets and bamboo sticks, the only shelter from the heat. A dry wind sweeps across the beach, and the shades blow back and forth. An Australian man, wearing nothing but a sunhat, asks if anyone fancies a game of boccia, and immediately the most competitive Italian on the beach jumps up, excited at the prospect of winning the ... More... 


Hundreds to get Naked in Dead Sea for r Tunick photo

On the evening of September 16, an undisclosed number of buses will take an undisclosed number of people to the Dead Sea, where they will prepare for a mass nude photo shoot by artist r Tunick the following morning. The Jewish American artist, famous for his installations featuring large crowds of naked people, has conducted group photo shoots of nudes ... More... 


Dear nudists: Please Cover Up, the Seat at Least

imageSan Francisco will once again be the butt of national ridicule - or a beacon of freedom of expression - depending on your point of view. The latest issue? Public nudity. Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced legislation Tuesday that would require nudists to put something under their bottoms if they take a ... More... 


Foreign Bathhouse?

imageHave you ever been to a bathhouse overseas? Read Ben Groundwater's column on his oversea bathousing experiences! "...Despite the sweat, the pain and the half-naked Turkish bloke trying to separate my body into seven or eight different parts..." ... More... 


Oasis and Cradle of Naturism

imageForeign media often describe Croatia as a 'naturist paradise', it is therefore not surprising that CNN named island of Rab top destination for nudists. All those who believe that Croatia is a conservative country, will be surprised at the fact that the Adriatic coast is one of the most tolerant naturist destinations in the world, and Rab island cradle of ... More... 


Topless Students Recreate Jacob’s Famous Walk Through Guelph

imageHelen Drew and Steph-Marie Szenasi were four and one, respectively, when Gwen Jacob took her now-famous topless stroll through Guelph in the summer of 1991. On Saturday the two current University of Guelph students largely retraced Jacob’s route, albeit in reverse, by walking topless from the Farmers’ Market to the university campus.... More... 


Naked City Show-Off

imageBawdy body painter Andy Golub drew a huge crowd of slack-jawed onlookers in Times Square yesterday as he painted the body of a topless woman, but the masses quickly dispersed when cops made him cover her up with a sports bra. Golub showed up a little before noon on Broadway near West 43rd Street and painted the body of 23-year-old topless model Marla Mera. The performance... More... 


Copper Thefts Lead to Power Outages; Nudists Resort Peeved

Deputies say a copper theft at an electric substation resulted in power outages in Pasco County. Investigators say on August 4, at least three people stole about 200 feet of copper wire from a Withlachoochee River Electric Co-op substation, valued at about $1,196. The theft also caused about $15,000 in equipment damage and knocked out power to thousands of customers for... More... 


Women Stage Topless Protest During Air Show

imageWhat would the Chicago Air & Water Show be without a topless protest? Men go topless all the time. So why not women? That was the message of a protest Sunday at North Avenue Beach, as a group of women fought for the right to bare their breasts. WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody reports that at noon Sunday, in the middle of the Air and Water Show, a group of women took... More... 


Nudestock: Just Another Day in the Park, Clothing Optional

The Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park presents its annual Nudestock celebration from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 27 at the park, 24050 127th St. S.E., on Tiger Mountain, about three miles outside of Issaquah. Nudestock is a regular day at the park, but with added music and some special events, according to the park’s Dawnzella Gearhart. Visitors are invited to swim or play... More... 


Sunsport's Clothing Optional 5K Will Be a Breeze for Runners

Runners will be dropping the running gear for a good cause Saturday during South Florida's first clothing optional run, the Streak Sunsport Gardens 5K at Sunsport Gardens Family Naturist Resort, 14125 North Road, in Loxahatchee. "There are only 15 to 20 clothing optional runs in the country," race director Daniel Phillips said. "Although there are some runs in western and central Florida, this is the first... More... 


National "Go Topless Day": Sunday, August 21st, 2011

imageAccording to the official website - Go topless.org -"During the protests, women will have the choice of going fully topless or wear red tape or something else to hide their (infamous!) nipples. They are also completely welcome to come and support this cause while being fully dressed if they prefer." Sunday, August 21st is a chance for women everywhere to "bare" ... More... 


Exhibit Presents Essence of Nude Figurative Photography

A new exhibition has opened at Crowell's Fine Art and Fine Framing in downtown New Bedford. "Under the Influence: The Essence of Edward Weston in Contemporary Photography" presents the nude figurative photography of Ruth Bernhard, Kim Weston and Kate Levin, and will remain on view through Sept. 3... More... 


Music-Lovers, Bands Strip Down for Summer Concert

imageThe third annual Naked End of Summer Bash, which is staged by West Palm Beach group Florida Young Naturists, runs this Friday to Sunday at Sunsport Gardens Family Naturist Resort in Loxahatchee Groves... More... 


Canada: “Naturist” Challenges Law

A breezy trip to the local drive-through has become a test of Canada’s 80-year-old law that makes it a crime to be naked in public. Brian Coldin is charged in connection with a series of incidents including one in which he allegedly drove nude to an A&W fast-food outlet near his rural Ontario hometown and reached into a non-existent back pocket for his wallet... More... 


Nude Rugby Girl: Rachel Scott Joins Men, Blind Referee for Naked Rugby Match

imageNow this is a new one. In a nude rugby match that went down in New Zealand, there was both nude women participating and a blind referee. Yes, you read that correctly. A blind referee was in control on a nude rugby match. Bleacher Report is still attempting to figure out how well the ref did... More... 


Nude Pedal Power Takes over Montreal Streets

A bunch of naked bicyclists invaded Montreal streets Saturday night in the first Midnight Naked Bike Ride. The six-kilometre ride hit sections of Rene Levesque, St-Catherine, Sherbrooke, and Berri as well as the crowded section of Crescent St. where onlookers got to peek at the riders cruising down the busy bar strip... More... 

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