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
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
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
Interview with Ismael Rodrigo, president of the Spanish Naturist Federation Hi Ismael! Could you please explain about the history of Spanish naturism? How did it all start? FEN (Federación Española de Naturismo) was founded in 1981 through the amalgamation of the Catalan Naturist Club (CCN), a disbanded Mediterranean association, a Basque association (ANV), and a disbanded Andalusian Association. When did Spain get its first nudist beach? Up to 1988 there was the offense of “PUBLIC … Continue reading “If the Spanish Naturist Federation did not exist, nudism would already be banned from nearly all Spanish beaches”
1. Where and with whom? Think about it beforehand for you need to make several choices before launching into your first naturist experience – who are you ing with? Where? Which type of site? Your choices only of course but think about some obvious things. If you want to have that experience but you’re still not comfortable with your naked body, to a naturist beach … Continue reading 10 Tips to Become a Naturist
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
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?
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
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?