As Nature Intended – an insight into naturism by a female first timer

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

Celebrity nudists: the stars who like to let it all hang out

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

10 Tips to Become a Naturist

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

The Stigma of Social Nudity in the Age of Casual Sex… Please explain this to me!

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!

What Hanlan’s Nude Beach Means to Toronto’s Queer Community

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

For single nudists, pool-side meet-up is a chance to connect

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

The battle over a Bulgarian beach: Nudists vs the new tenant

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

Nudists defend ‘wholesome, family way of life’ after complaints over naked sunbathing

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

‘Why I Love Foam Rolling In The Nude’

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’