It all started with the World Naked Bike Ride, which continues to gain momentum. The annual bike ride led to World Naked Gardening Day, an event that immediately appealed to Buffalonians (see why). It soon became apparent that the idea of being outside and naked was something that gravitated to Buffalonians. It was after conducting a photo shoot for World Naked Gardening Day that a couple … Continue reading Inaugural World Naked Sailing Day
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
LAND O’LAKES — At 66 years old, Al Purdy has never been in a relationship with a nudist. But he would like to be, at least in the casual sense. It was only a decade ago that he adopted the nudist lifestyle. A friend took him to a clothing-optional resort, and something clicked. He felt liberated, suddenly less conservative. Now, Purdy, a flight attendant, likes … Continue reading For single nudists, pool-side meet-up is a chance to connect
Police have fined nudists at Bulgaria’s Delfin beach, a traditional clothing-optional strip for decades, in the latest episode of ongoing clashes between naturalists and the tenant of the beach who opposes public nudity. Police from the town of Tsarevo and municipal officials descended following a complaint about public nudity at the beach, on Bulgaria’s southern Black Sea coast between Varvara and Ahtopol. Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry … Continue reading The battle over a Bulgarian beach: Nudists vs the new tenant
A NATURIST has defended “wholesome” behaviour of people who sunbathe naked at a beauty spot. As reported in the Daily Echo, nudists have been politely asked by council officials to keep their clothes on at Hengistbury Head – although the practice isn’t officially covered within local bylaws for the area. This means that naturists do visit the beach on occasion. One Christchurch resident reported seeing … Continue reading Nudists defend ‘wholesome, family way of life’ after complaints over naked sunbathing
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’
Don’t put off until tomorrow, what you can take off today! Every body benefits from nudity! Get to your nearest Naturist venue and give it a go! Established Naturists will think they needn’t read this because they know what to do and where to do it but please continue because it might remind you how you once felt and enable you to help potential Naturists, … Continue reading New to Nudity?
There is more to naturism than just ditching your clothes. TAKING your kit off to reveal your birthday suit for all to see is nothing new, but the desire to live a life free of clothing is an increasingly popular trend. What is naturism? Naturism is the act of going naked in designated areas, either individually or within a social circle. Many naturists are members … Continue reading BARE NECESSITIES: What is naturism, is it the same as nudism, how many naturists are there in the UK and what is the British Naturism federation?
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