Who doesn’t like to go au naturel every now and then? The freedom we find in the absence of clothes is unparalleled, and yet, we only get to experience it in a select few circumstances. But, there are people out there, naturalists, who do not conform to societal norms of covering themselves with different pieces of clothing. It started as a ‘going back to nature’ … Continue reading Nudism 101: Seeking zen and living au naturel
Most people wouldn’t feel comfortable removing all their clothes in public, but for some it’s a way of life. American writer Mark Haskell Smith overcame his nerves and spent a year immersing himself in the world of nudism. “If you’re at the airport, you don’t make jokes about bombs. When you’re with nudists you don’t make jokes about breasts. And God forbid, don’t get an … Continue reading One man’s year as a nudist
On an average weekday, you might find Parisian Laurent Luft enjoying a swim at the city’s Roger Le Gall swim center. Like many of us, Luft’s currently missing his laps in the pool, which is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic and France’s lockdown rules. But unlike many of us, Luft usually swims in the nude. He’s the president of the Association des Naturistes de … Continue reading What nudists do during a lockdown
Get outside, get active, and get naked. If anything, naturists need to keep up an active lifestyle more than most other people, right? Living a life that constantly requires you to sport a birthday suit may mean you like to take extra care of your bod. Of course, most nudists don’t really care about appearance and instead appreciate the community and freedom of life in … Continue reading It Takes Balls: The Best Nudist Sports
Naturism, nudism…it seemed the same to me. I couldn’t tell you the difference between the two concepts. I never thought of it beyond stereotypes: something done by “eccentric” people, somehow related to exhibitionism, and mostly done by men. However, some time ago a friend told me about naturism, how she became a member of Irish Naturist Association and how much she enjoyed naturist outings and … Continue reading As Nature Intended – an insight into naturism by a female first timer
This is an article that we published last year but we thought in view of the circumstances we’d bring it to you again! Two heatwaves in successive years in the UK? Aren’t we lucky! You know that temperatures are soaring over Britain when at least one national newspaper prints a picture of a young woman sunbathing in her bra and pants during her lunch hour, … Continue reading How are you coping with the heatwave?
I got a real naked education when I moved to Europe. I wouldn’t say Canadians are prudish but, in our unfailing commitment to be polite, being naked in change rooms, sporting events, the beach… it just isn’t…nice. In Europe, the social climate of nakedness is totally different and, I’ve realized, it’s good to be naked in public. Naked is Normal My first naked experience was … Continue reading Why It’s Good to Be Naked in Public?
From Kate Humble to Helen Mirren, Robbie Williams to Brad Pitt, meet the stars who love to moon… Tonight, in an interview with Piers Morgan, Bear Grylls will reveal his penchant for naked swimming in open water (9pm on ITV). But he’s not the first celeb to share his passion for a nudey frolic in the wilderness. Did you know this lot are all big … Continue reading Celebrity nudists: the stars who like to let it all hang out
Nude hiking or randonue is one of the best ways to get the most out of naturism. It is an opportunity to interact with nature with nothing coming between you and the environment. When staying at a naturist village, you can plan a hike to explore what the region has to offer. Why should you do it and what is the best way to do … Continue reading A Simple Guide to Hiking in the Nude
In the Canadian city where I used to live, there was a nude beach where I spent a lot of time. It was no rare occurrence to find, near the beach’s northern boundary, a small but fervent cohort of nude baby boomers distributing Naturism 101 pamphlets. In an outsize font on an ancient webpage they’d set up, the beach naturists dared visitors to “!!BE NATURAL … Continue reading Letter of Recommendation: Naturism