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I’ve long known that clothing can kill you. In fact I devote a whole chapter to the subject in my book Nice Girls Can Be Nudists Too.
I’ve also been banging on for years about the close connection between wearing bras and breast cancer as pointed out by Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer in their 1995 book, Dressed to Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras.
Quick summary of their findings in case you’ve not come across this yet:
According to the authors, wearing a bra can cause all manner of unpleasantness. It seems that ladies who wear bras for more than twelve hours each day except for bed are twenty-one times more likely to get breast cancer than those who wear bras less than twelve hours per day. Those who wear bras even in bed are one hundred and twenty-five times more likely to get breast cancer than those who don’t wear bras at all!
These findings have been disputed but never invalidated, and more recent studies, such as a 2009 Chinese study that found that not sleeping in a bra dropped a woman’s risk of breast cancer by 60%, have reinforced the initial findings (1). Continue reading
Bad news for nudists from S Korea, where attitudes against naturism and social nudity appear to be hardening.
The closure of the site follows a report, featured on this blog, that Korean tourists are feeling increasingly uncomfortable when encountering nude beaches abroad.
This may be a sad development for the international naturist community, but we should realise that other nations’ culture and values are different to ours, are no less valid and must be respected.
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If you’re planning a naturist break on the nude beaches of SAN PEDRO DEL PINATAR on the Costa Blanca, Spain, you’d better go soon.
Because from July 18th, a new ordinance will prohibit a whole raft of activities, including nude swimming and bathing, on all of its beaches. Map here Continue reading
If you’re planning to enjoy the nudist beaches along the beautiful but wild Mazarrón coast of Murcia, Spain, you’d better pack a stout pair of walking boots along with the sun cream.
Because from 1st July 2017, the nudist beaches of Playa Cueva de Lobos/Moreras, Playa Amarilla, Playa de la Grúa, Cala de Leño, Cala Desnuda, Playa del Barranco Ancho and Playa Hondón del Fondo are only accessible on foot or bicycle.
Google map here
In late June the municipal council of Mazarrón announced that the dirt track running along the coastline between Bolnuevo and the Cañada de Gallego beaches would be permanently closed to mechanised transport from 1st July 2017, limiting access to the stretch of wild and nudist beaches along this coastline to those on foot or bicycle. Continue reading
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
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
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
MORE than half of British holidaymakers would consider going on a nudist holiday, stripping off to sunbathe or visiting a naturist beach, according to a new report.
The survey from the lastminute.com website revealed that more than a third of British men (35 per cent) said they would consider naked sunbathing this year and 14 per cent would go on a naturist holiday.
However, for women the corresponding figures were 17 per cent and six per cent.
Around eight per cent of those surveyed had been on a naturist holiday, but a third (33 per cent) of self-confessed nudists admitted to keeping it secret from friends, family and colleagues.
The most popular reason to bare all on the beach was to achieve an all-over tan (42 per cent), while 21 per cent did it to “reconnect with nature” and a fifth (20 per cent) wanted to “step out of their comfort zone”.
Andrew Welch, from British Naturism, the UK’s umbrella organisation for the pastime, said: “For those visiting a nudist beach for the first time, the best advice is to relax.
“Enjoy the sensation of the sun, breeze and sea on your whole body and realise that no-one is worried about how you look.”