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
This is sort of a slow starter, so I hope you will “bare with me” until I get to the twist! I was chatting with my millennial friend Addie the other day about outing oneself as a naturist through social media, noting that we both work in education related fields that frequently involves working with minors, and a well-intended misstep could easy escalate into an … Continue reading The Stigma of Social Nudity in the Age of Casual Sex… Please explain this to me!
The beach will re-open on July 31 after being closed to the public since May due to extensive flooding. Toronto Island Park, including Hanlan’s Point, will reopen Monday. In his announcement, Mayor John Tory said, “For many Torontonians summer isn’t complete without a visit to the Toronto Islands.” But for the LGBTQ community, this is an understatement. Hanlan’s Point is an historic LGBTQ site and, for … Continue reading What Hanlan’s Nude Beach Means to Toronto’s Queer Community
One of the most common misconceptions about naturism, nudism or clothing-optional environments is that they’re sexually-charged environments. If that’s what you’re looking for, I’m sorry to disappoint you. Does Nudity Equal Sex? It depends on the context. If I’m stripping down in my bedroom in front of my husband after coming home from a date night, you bet your buns that nudity in that situation … Continue reading Real Talk: Is Nudism Sexual?
Our associate fitness editor swears by the benefits of foam-rolling au natural. One day after a tough circuit in my overheated bedroom, I tore off my clothes before lying down with my foam roller, which I use religiously to nix tightness. I placed it under my shoulder blades to unknot my upper back, then moved it to my calves, and I fell into a Zen rhythm: There was no bunched-up … Continue reading ‘Why I Love Foam Rolling In The Nude’
It is 1:33 a.m. on a Saturday night and I am at church. Or more precisely, I am standing on the roof of a Ukrainian cathedral in North Melbourne. “I can feel the wind through my pubes,” Jordan giggles from the other side of the domed structure. I glance over and see the hazy outline of his lanky body, backlit against the glittering panorama of … Continue reading Clothing Optional: What It’s Like To Be A Nudist?
Come on in! The joy of naked bathing – in pictures The young, the old, the slender, the majestic … Ruth Kaplan travelled the world taking shots of bathers lost in thought in hot springs, saunas and public baths. Mineral Pool, Márianské Lázně, Czech Republic, 1994 A woman, her flesh folding like soft ice cream, lowers herself into an elegant public pool. The architecture around … Continue reading The young, the old, the slender, the majestic … Ruth Kaplan travelled the world taking shots of bathers lost in thought in hot springs, saunas and public baths
Claudia Sahuquillo is a Barcelona, Spain–based artist who relies on a rather unconventional canvas: the human body. Sahuquillo has been celebrating the beauty of the human form through art for about a year now, and she’s been sharing her work on Instagram (@claudisahuquillo)—where she’s amassed nearly 52,000 followers. Sahuquillo began her work in 2016 by painting on her own skin. She then expanded her project to include other models, or … Continue reading This Artist Gets Around Instagram’s Nudity Guidelines by Painting Her Nipples
I have been longing to visit a dedicated naturist resort for some time and after much research decided that The Naturist Foundationwas the place that appealed to me most – largely due to its geographical location, glowing reports and the friendly ethos portrayed. I booked my visit online and excitedly waited for today to arrive. The weather was overcast and warm(ish) … it could have been … Continue reading My first visit to naturist resort; Guest report by Holly
It’s been a while since we were debating Scott Wiener’s nudity ban, which took effect in 2012 and has resulted in several older nudist gentlemen who frequent Jane Warner Plaza in the Castro having to wear small socks on their dongs. The ordinance, which was supported by some of Wiener’s constituents in the Castro who were tired of the dong parade, was seen by many as … Continue reading Regarding The History Of Public Nudity In San Francisco