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
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
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
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
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!
It’s one thing to find a place for nakation that allows for a leisurely afternoon of nude sunbathing by the pool, but what if you are the restless type who needs to get up and stretch your legs now and again? Such was the topic of my previous installment called I ❤️ Naked Walks, focusing on a few of our favorite places in Croatia and … Continue reading I ❤️ Naked Walks: Naturist Treks on European Islands (Part Two)
Seems simple enough. Take off your clothes… and walk! As it happens, neither of us have ever considered ourselves even remotely athletic. In fact, one could argue that a big part of what drew us into naturism in the first place was simply coming to terms with our own bodies. Neither of us had the talent nor the desire for championship skiing or body-builder weight-lifting, … Continue reading I ❤️ Naked Walks: Our favorite places for naturist trekking (Part One)
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