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Hi and welcThe complete Guide to Nudism coverome to the Love Naturism blog, and, if you have done, thanks for buying “The Complete Guide to Nudism, Naturism and Nudists“.
We’ve produced this blog to publish any updates or corrections to The Complete Guide. . . which may become neccessary.
We’ll also be pointing out,commenting on and writing any nudist-related news, gossip or information which we think will interest you, so, check back now and then to keep yourself up-to-date with the wonderful world of international naturism..

Naturism makes you a happier person – official!

Happy nudists

By Albert Yam (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

What took them so long to find out?
Social nudity might make you happier, according to a new study from Goldsmiths University of London. 
Researchers surveyed 849 people, and found that those who had spent time in the nude outdoors with other people were happier, felt better about their bodies, and had higher self-esteem than those who didn’t shed their clothes. Continue reading

Taking the plunge -First-timer Benjamin’s story.

We recently received an email from Benjamin, a young man who wanted to tell of his experiences becoming a naturist. As it’s always good to hear about young folks coming into the movement, we invited him to write them for our blog, hopefully to inspire others in the same situation.  This is his story, in his own words.

taking the plunge into naturism imageMy transformation from a textile to a nudist was hard. I all began when I was 14. I heard about nudism and wondered what it was. I was intrigued by the fact that so many people from all walks of life could take off the clothes of the world and communicate and do everyday activities naked. I had always had thought I was very ugly and that people would judge me because i wasn’t very thin, or I wasn’t what the world wanted me to be. Learning about nudism, I discovered that everyone accepts people for who they are and there is no shame. Every human body is beautiful whether you are skinny or you have extra pounds. whether you are tall or short. when I turned 18 I decided to try nudism. Continue reading

Australias’ Nude Olympics moving to New South Wales

Queensland has lost a nudist event worth $2 million-a-year to New South Wales.

Tnude olympics photohe annual Nude Olympics, which pulls more than 600 people a year to Noosa’s Alexandria Bay has been cancelled. The Australian Naturist Federation decided on the move after police  started to fine nude men swimming in Alexandra Bay with wilful exposure. Nude women were not fined.

The event, organised by the Australian Naturist Federation, will now be held this March at Byron Bay, either at its legal Tyagarah nude beach or the north Belongil Beach. Negotiations have already  begun with Byron Shire Council to hold the 2017 Nude Olympics at Belongil Beach.

ANF spokesman Stuart Whelan – who owns a naturists’ retreat in New South Wales – said the decision meant several million dollars in accommodation and restaurant takings was now lost to Noosa.

“We are talking several million dollars that will no longer be going through the local economy,” Mr Whelan said.

The logic of the decision to begin arresting nude male bathers, but not nude female bathers is frankly bizarre. Not only is it discriminatory and sexist but it will cost the local economy dear. I can only assume it was taken to demonstrate a smug sense of PC-ness on the part of the authorities.

Yet another case of the growing sanctimonious puritanism which is becoming so popular right now? It is replacing common-sense and in this case costing real money.

Let’s hope the voters remember.

LATEST: MINISTER DEFENDS POLICE ACTION

Topless protests in Argentina

Hundreds of women are expected to take to the streets topless in several Argentinian cities Tuesday, claiming their right to enjoy a day at the beach bare-chested “just like men do.”
The so-called “Tetazos” protest follows a week of escalating tensions over an incident in which three women sunbathing topless on a public beach were ordered by cops to put their bikini tops back on.
And although a judge ruled that topless sunbathing on a public beach is allowed, the controversy is far from over.
More power to you girls, we say. Fight on, and maybe one day, just like us, you’ll lose those bikini bottoms too !

For more on this and the incident which sparked the protest, including video footage,  go to http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4203566/Bare-breasted-protesters-demonstrate-Argentina.html?ITO=1490

Ten Cities Where it’s OK to be Naked (video)

Found this little gem on YouTube and thought we’d share it. Whilst it shouldn’t be taken too literally (try walking the length of London’s Oxford Street naked and see where it gets you!) it’s a bit of fun and is at least partly factual. With apologies for the irritating fig-leaves, please enjoy.

Best Nudist Beaches in the World Interactive Map

Elizabeth Morris from UK’s Carvaka Adult Toys has created an interactive StoryMap which charts 10 nudist beaches all over the world.

This is not necessarily our choice; none of the excellent beaches in S.E Asia or Australasia get  a mention for example, but it’s interesting insofar as it goes so it deserves a mention –

Check it out here

Asia for nudists: the best places to bare it all on holiday

ThaiWHILE Thailand is known for conservative values typical of any Asian country, nudist or “naturist” resorts where tourists can unabashedly bare all are thriving in the kingdom.
There are currently at least four such getaways – in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Phuket – catered exclusively for the naturist, all opened by Danish Gregers Moller and his wife.
At these clothing-optional resorts, visitors are allowed and in fact, encouraged, to go in the buff within the compound, where they can mingle with other like-minded individuals on holiday.
According to Moller, a 8,000 sq ft campsite dedicated for the nudist colony will be opened by year-end at a location somewhere between Bangkok and Kanchanaburi, the South China Morning Post reported.

More here

Great British Skinny Dip

naturist skinny dippingThroughout 2016 – and specifically from 2nd to 4th September – BN are inspiring people to strip off and take a skinny dip, to discover how being naked is good for you and to help change our country’s attitudes towards nudity and body image.

The Great British Skinny Dip has been organised to create an up-beat, health-focused, exciting event for anyone in the UK to take part in.

So what are you waiting for?

Check the website for more info.