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— Liz Egger (@LizEgger1) April 11, 2017
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.
My 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
The 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.
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
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.
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 –
WHILE 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.
Throughout 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?