Nudism 101: Seeking zen and living au naturel

Who doesn’t like to go au naturel every now and then? The freedom we find in the absence of clothes is unparalleled, and yet, we only get to experience it in a select few circumstances. But, there are people out there, naturalists, who do not conform to societal norms of covering themselves with different pieces of clothing. It started as a ‘going back to nature’ … Continue reading Nudism 101: Seeking zen and living au naturel

Mark Haskell Smith

One man’s year as a nudist

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

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

How are you coping with the heatwave?

This is an article that we published last year but we thought in view of the circumstances we’d bring it to you again! Two heatwaves in successive years in the UK? Aren’t we lucky! You know that temperatures are soaring over Britain when at least one national newspaper prints a picture of a young woman sunbathing in her bra and pants during her lunch hour, … Continue reading How are you coping with the heatwave?

Why It’s Good to Be Naked in Public?

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?

Letter of Recommendation: Naturism

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

“If the Spanish Naturist Federation did not exist, nudism would already be banned from nearly all Spanish beaches”

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”

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!

Real Talk: Is Nudism Sexual?

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?