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"Obscene" photos ban nudist resort from Facebook

image They don't censor much at the Terra Cotta Inn, but Facebook told the award-winning nudist resort in Palm Springs to cover up -- online. "In the last six months, we have had about 30 different photos reported as pornographic or obscene," says owner Tom Mulhall. "It seems we have a...More...


Naked cyclist stars in 'Think Bike' ad

image The United Kingdom's Automobile Association has released a new "Think Bike" television advertisement starring a naked cyclist. The short commercial is part of a new campaign urging motorists to pay more attention out on the roads. In particular, it encourages drivers to...More...


Beach bums hit Noosa for cheeky nudist event

image "I'M not afraid of being naked." Those were the words of the female nudist who was voted to have the best bottom on the beach at the annual Alexandria Bay Beach Carnival. Yvette Benkis is a regular visitor to the nudist event, which this year attracted about 300 naked men and...More...


Nudism/Naturism: Selective observation

A week or so ago, a former colleague stopped by the office. He chatted with me briefly — I was sitting at my desk in a darkened corner of the newsroom and he was standing about six feet away in the corridor. I remarked to him that he looked good, as in fit, healthy and well-rested. Later, when I was talking to...More...


'When we're naked, it's like we're all the same'

image As the studio writes on its website: 'While many equate being naked with sex, this couldn't be further from the truth in a naked yoga class. It's about being comfortable in your own skin and the amazing confidence that comes with it. 'Practicing yoga naked frees you from negative feelings...More...


Nothing to hide in Benalla nude finalists

image A naked man looking at his washing in a laundromat and an unclad woman reclining in a forest are among 32 works shortlisted for the inaugural Benalla Nude art prize. The $50,000 competition has sparked interest from across Australia with the final number whittled back from nearly 700 entries...More...

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Unit 1's Unclad and Rad Show Has "Clothing Optional Room and Naked Karaoke"

image "You're really looking for trouble this time," we told Unit 1's proprietor/evil genius Jacques de Beaufort when we heard about this weekend's show. "Yes, we are," he agreed enthusiastically. "That's what we do." "You could end up with someone calling the cops," we said. He...More...


Naturists have their place in the sun, too

I read with interest your article on people enjoying mere nude sunbathing on the remote beaches of Hawaii (TGI, March 19). Because one person finds nudity offensive, he then wants a law to ban mere nudity and turn naturists into criminals. That mindset is un-American and not logical. The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that mere nudity, absent lewd and lascivious behavior, is not indecent exposure and is acceptable in...More...


Nude yoga: the naked truth

image Look, any excuse to get our kit off in public, right? To name but a bare few, there's the Sydney Skinny swim, rudie nudie rowers and rugby players as well as an "undies run" where your strip down, run a few ks and give your clothes to the Salvos. You can canyon nude in the Blue Mountains...More...


Naked Glories

image It's my first visit to the Vatican and I am bemused. Nude male statues, displaying melon-like rounded buttocks and dangling bits and occasionally draped in revealing togas, are crammed into corners. It's as if it is a Roman theme night in a gay bar. Ceilings, in contrast, are painted with a...More...


Rwanda: Nude Art - Provocative or Innocent Art?

This debate is tricky but I honestly don't see why nude art is said to promote immorality yet it's merely expression. When it comes to artwork like sketches, paintings or digital pieces of the human body, people should not confuse self expression for being vulgar as the human body is a work of art. Wikipedia defines art as the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a...More...


Getting Naked With Strangers: The Baths of Baden-Baden

image It's tough for many women to go naked in our 60s. The once perky parts slope downwards. There are stretch marks and cesarean scars, droopy tummies and thighs that move at their own pace. In U.S. society, while the young and firm can parade in thongs, there is no place for real bodies. Maybe it's...More...


Florida nudist resort celebrates 50 years

image Hans Stein is 86 years old and — except for tennis shoes — naked as the day he was born. Fit and looking much younger than his years, he has a simple explanation: "It's the nudist lifestyle!" Stein and his wife, 81-year old Lisa, are part of a cadre of longtime members at Cypress Cove, a nudist resort near...More...


Baring it all for Nude Zealand

Eventually this column leads to the topic of a new couch. Bare with me. Whether it's getting your kit off for a worthy cause, a protest or having a bit of a laugh, New Zealanders seem drawn to airing out their birthday suits. The most recent nude fuss was a Kiwi and his Aussie mate streaking through the Inca ruins of...More...


Artist Disguises Nude Bodies In Hypnotic Shapes And Patterns

image Look at the ornate images below and you'll see an assortment of shapes and colors forming exotic forms that'd belong at home in a geometric fabric, Moroccan tile, Oriental rug or exotic tapestry. Look a little closer, though, and you'll find the unlikely presence of an unclothed human form...More...


Naked farmer gets Facebook in a flap

image A cheeky dance in the rain, snapped and posted on Facebook, has brought more attention to James Rogers's backside than ever before. The young farmer, who runs a property near Cobar in western NSW, was so happy for the skies to open up last Friday he stripped off, donned his...More...


It's hats off, and everything else, as nudist resort marks 50 years

image Hans Stein is 86 years old and — except for tennis shoes — naked as the day he was born. Fit and looking much younger than his years, he has a simple explanation: "It's the nudist lifestyle!" Stein and his wife, 81-year old Lisa, are part of a cadre of longtime members at Cypress Cove, a...More...


"Beach for nude bath" in the heart of Hanoi

image It is hard to believe that there is a "beach for nude bath" in Hanoi, especially in the city's center. But it is real. It is located at the foot of the Long Bien Bridge, a bridge has a history of over 100 years old. More particularly, this "beach" has two zones, with the number of "nude-bath members" up...More...


South Africa's five favourite naturist hangouts

image The thought of sunbathing in your birthday suit may leave you feeling flushed, but for those among us brave enough to bare it all, South Africa has options. One that comes to mind immediately is Cape Town's Sandy Bay. The renowned rocky coastal hotspot has attracted naturists for many...More...


Peoria Art Guild showcases Wisconsin artist's body painting

image Shay Armstrong's canvas is skin. "I have people who ask me, 'do you paint on any other surface?' and I can't," said the artist during a recent telephone interview from her home in Waukesha, Wis. "All through high school art classes . . . when it came to painting, I just couldn't do it. But when...More...


Luisa Zissman poses naked in the bath with adorable three-year-old daughter Dixie

image Luisa Zissman's certainly not a shy one. The Celebrity Big Brother beauty - who got herself noticed with some very entertaining spats and sexual situations when she was inside the house - revealed a brand-new picture today. Posing naked with her daughter, named Dixie, she cuddled up to...More...


Lea Michele Hopes Her Neighbors Don't Care She's Naked In Her Backyard

image Lea Michele has transitioned from Broadway starlet to TV star. And now, with the official release of her album, Louder, you can call her a pop star too! No matter what her title is, though, Michele says she's comfortable in the skin she's in, telling Seventeen magazine for the April cover story...More...


Naked play for beach

image A call for a legal nudist beach in South Africa has nothing to do with sex and eroticism. "It's about socialising in a natural environment with no clothing," said John Skene yesterday. Skene, a Scotsman who has lived in South Africa since the 1980s, is leading a campaign to turn a beach...More...


Nude photoshoot in downtown St Petersburg stops traffic and turns heads

image A model baring it all stopped traffic and turned heads in downtown St Petersburg. Her training lasted 10 minutes. Photographer Harvey Drouillard told the model about removing her clothes in public, "Go as quickly as you can." Drouillard says the photographs will last forever. "They can take off...More...


Maybe Facebook Would Let Photographer Spencer Tunick Post Naked Pics If He Worked for Sports Illustrated

image Last month, we told you about photographer Spencer Tunick's ongoing struggles with Facebook : Tunick takes non-sexual, not particularly explicit photos of nude people, typically large groups of them. Then Facebook takes some of those photos down, freezes his account, and...More...


Birmingham naturist retreat seeking younger clientele

image A Birmingham naturists' retreat is urging young people to get their kit off as the business bids to shed its image as a haunt for starkers, silver-haired men. Bosses at Erdington's Clover Spa and Hotel admit the establishment is dominated by male naturists of a certain age. "That's because...More...


Pictured: The Naked Sledding World Championships in Germany

image The Naked Sledding World Championships took place on Saturday, with a selection of the best images here in our gallery. Competitors from around the globe journeyed to Madgeburg in Germany, ready to remove their clothing and don their competitive spirit, braving the cold and the...More...


Politician tries to censor 'nude' children's book, booksellers strip in protest

image French publishers and booksellers shed their clothes this week in protest against a campaign to censor a controversial children's book. Tous à poil (Everybody Gets Naked) aims to teach young children about body image by showing them that everyone looks different underneath their...More...


Nudist beach gets first green light

image There seems to be enthusiasm about the idea of getting one of KwaZulu-Natal's beaches reserved for nudists, said John Skene, the naturalist spearheading the campaign for the establishment of a nudist beach in the province. The inaugural naturalist meeting was attended by 20 nudists in...More...


Tourists get down to nothing

image It's not uncommon to let loose and take a load off while on holiday. A group of retiree Australian tourists travelling the South Island took a lot more off and indulged in some organised skinny dipping. Southern Naturally, a Riverton-based naturist club, hosted a group of 14 Australian...More...


When it comes to art, New Yorkers want nudes

image Searching for artwork that's NSFW? You're not alone. According to research done by UGallery, a leading online gallery site, nude artwork is the most sought-after. Last year, it made up 10 percent of all searches. New Yorkers eyed "au naturel" subjects the most. Residents of Los Angeles...More...


Sydney Skinny: Hundreds of people bare all in a bid to break world record for the largest nude ocean swim

image Winter's clinging on here in the UK, but it's still summer Down Under – making the weather perfect for a spot of skinny dipping. Hundreds of people stripped off on Sunday to take part in the second annual Sydney Skinny in an attempt to break the world record for the largest nude...More...


Sanya sunbather strips nude in violation of ban, claiming health benefits

image A man detained by police for sunbathing in the nude on a beach in the popular resort city of Sanya on Hainan Island after a government ban on nudity has insisted that he needed to expose his naked body to the sun as a therapy for his multiple illnesses. Sun Jianguo, 58, a native of the...More...


Former nudist camp up for lease

Port Stephens Council says it has received a lot of interest in the beleaguered Samurai Beach Resort. Expressions of interest to take over Council's lease of the site close at the end of the month. Council bought the lease for Samurai in 2003 for $2 million, since then it has reportedly cost Council around...More...


Secrets of a Naked Yoga Model

image Luba Shumeyko, pictured here, told me she doesn't think these photos of her qualify as "sexy." The Ukrainian model views them as a yoga thing first and foremost—she had someone on the sidelines checking her form the whole time, and her asanas are pretty much perfect. ("That's a spot...More...


Supreme Court speaks up on nudity

image A nude or semi-nude picture of a woman cannot be called obscene per se unless it is designed to excite sexual passion or reveal an overt sexual desire, the Supreme Court has held. Quashing a case against a newspaper for publishing a nude photo of German tennis legend Boris Becker with ...More...


Naked Church Congregation Bares it All for Christ

image A little church in Virginia is making a name for itself by not caring about holy clothes or clothes with holes. The church's congregants, in fact, do not care about clothes at all. Not when worshipping, anyway. While Virginia prepares for another round of snow and cold, NBC12 brings the...More...


Olga Graf Celebrates Speedskating Medal By Accidentally Stripping

image Russian speedskater Olga Graf almost took her victory lap at Adler Arena topless. Graf, who won the host country's first medal of the games - a bronze - in the women's 3,000 meters, unzipped her skintight suit down to her belly button. When the Olympian realized she was flashing some...More...


Fringe turns a nude leaf with Naked Girls Reading in the Garden

image Naked. Girls. Reading. In the garden. The Adelaide Fringe show's titillating title pretty much says it all, except: Why? For burlesque performers Lady Cara Louise and Nona Mona, Naked Girls Reading in the Garden offers a chance to reappraise the female form and reassess...More...


Edmontonians take it all off for nudist lifestyle

It was 10 years after first hearing about Helios—a nudist association just outside of Edmonton—that Mike asked his wife to join. "OK, let's go," she said without hesitation, Mike recalls. Since becoming members in 2008, the Edmonton couple sold their home to live at the nudist camp in the summer and in the...More...


The 7 Most Secret Nude Beaches In Europe

image You know it's true: nothing on this Earth feels better than hitting the ocean wearing nothin' but your birthday suit. But why are Americans so shy about swimming in the buff, and why are European nudist beaches so darn crowded? The only answer, it seems, is to veer off Europe's beaten...More...


The One Thing All Parents Can Count On

image Almost a year ago, my toddler twins went through a nudist phase. Every afternoon, we'd put them down for their nap, and once that bedroom door shut, the pants came off. Of course, it would have been fine if they stopped there, but no, they wanted to go Full Monty, which meant the diaper...More...


Female High Court Judge Fired For Nude Sunbathing in Office

She was first spotted nude when she was exercising in her office at 8 am and later lied down on her desk to relax or sunbathe, the Daily Star reported. She was photographed from across the road in Sarajevo but the scandal was only revealed when paperwork detailing a hearing into her...More...


Chinese coverup: Resort island cracks down on nude sunbathing

image Chinese authorities in the southern resort island of Hainan have announced a crackdown on nude sunbathers, with loudspeakers and surveillance cameras as well as police patrols being used to deter potential offenders. The official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday that would-be...More...


Everybody, let's get naked!

image For decades, advocates have touted nudism's ability to combat sexism, objectification, and bad body image. Can it now be an antidote to our over-twerked culture? Rhiannon Russell goes bare to find out It's no secret what lies behind the shroud of trees at the end of the long driveway in...More...


Naked story-telling evenings prove a hit in the UK - that's one way to spice up Book Club!

image E-readers may be in but if anything's going to get Britain reading proper books again, it may well be naked book club. The tastefully-executed event involves a group of beautiful women reading aloud various books, poems and novels - only paper form allowed - in the nude. After starting out...More...


Hastings beach nude stunt aimed at Spencer Tunick

image Up to 30 residents took part in a nude flash mob in wet and windy conditions on Hastings beach to attract an acclaimed photographer to the town. The exhibitionists hope to convince American body artist Spencer Tunick to stage one of his mass nude photoshoots at the East Sussex seaside...More...


Applications Now Available For The Naked Sledding World Championship

image Would YOU ever sled down 97 yards of frozen track wearing nothing but undies and snow boots? A bunch of crazy Germans would. Next month, the German town of Braunlage will host the fifth annual Naked Sledding World Championship, and they're actively looking for this year's crop of...More...


30 strip naked outside Courts of Justice to support Royal Marine

image Dozens of protesters stripped off today and staged a naked rally outside the Royal Courts of Justice - to support former Royal Marine 'The Naked Rambler'. The protest saw around 30 people take off all their clothes to campaign for Stephen Gough - who has spent most of the ...More...


Naked events around the world

image While most people would rather shy away from showing skin, some people in different parts of the world find it perfectly okay – and fun. Some naked-themed events are even used to promote causes and advocacies, while others are meant to commemorate important events. Here's a list...More...


Co-ed Naked Yoga Studio Opens

image Whether it makes you say "om" or "ugh," a new studio in New York City is offering co-ed, naked yoga. Bold & Naked Yoga in Chelsea opened after one of the owners noticed how popular the all-male naked classes at his Le Male Yoga studio had grown, according to Outside...More...


Leading naturist wants to turn Wavebreak Island into a multi-million dollar nudist colony

image Wavebreak Island will be transformed into a multi-million dollar nudist colony if the country's leading naturist has his way. Greg Ferow, head of the Australian Naturist Federation, is calling on the State Government to back an exorbitant European-style nudist resort on Wavebreak...More...


Dutch auto-club votes Valalta the best naturist camp in Europe

image Valalta, near the western Croatian town of Rovinj, has been voted the best naturist camp in Europe by Dutch Auto-Club. At the same time Valalta got quality marks Best Camping from German auto-club ADAC and the Dutch ANWB. The recognition is important as German and...More...


Whatever happened to: Streaking at the University of Illinois

Today, we update you on people and places from the recent past and decades ago. Here, streaking at the University of Illinois. Then For one week 40 years ago, the University of Illinois was No. 1 in the rankings. The top-ranked UI was actually tied for the lead among the top-10 "streaking colleges," a weekly poll published by the National Collegiate Streakers Association at St. Louis University...More...


Portland body-painting artist fights Facebook over nude photos

image Matt Huntley's troubles started with a warning. The Northeast Portland body-painting artist started receiving emails from Facebook on Monday afternoon that photos of his models violated the site's community standards. He was given an opportunity to take down his Facebook fan...More...


Lena Dunham's body reveals the naked truth about our distorted values

image When watching Girls with a former boyfriend, he would roll his eyes when the nudity warning preceding the episode flashed across the scene. "Ugh, it's probably just Lena Dunham's butt," he said. I was annoyed by his callous and immature response, and that he didn't understand...More...


Topless Empire State Building Photo Shoot Could Cost Photographer Big Bucks

image One photographer's idea of art could cost him more than $1,000,000. Allen Henson is being sued by the owners of the Empire State Building over topless pictures of a woman that he took at the city landmark. Tourists flock to the Empire State Building for its fame and the view...More...


Bold & Naked Yoga Encourages Proper Attitude

image A recent New York Times article describes Yoga as leaving home and going naked, which is exactly what Bold & Naked Yoga in New York City is practicing. Joschi Schwarz and Monika Werner - co-owners of NYC's first Nude Yoga studio - encourage their students to show up with the...More...


Best Nude Beaches In The Bay Area

image The California State Park system officially outlaws nudity unless the area is specifically set aside for such use (e.g., dressing areas) but should you dare to go bare, there are plenty of clothing-optional beaches where you can swim, sunbathe, hike and play. Here are a few...More...


Mass Skinny Dipping in New Zealand

image 745 people participate in a mass skinny dipping event in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record on January 7, 2014, on the Gisborne coast of New Zealand. The current record stands at 729 swimmers which was set on the Playa El Playazo coast in Spain...More...


Naked Mormon Women Go Viral, Talk Back

image On November 3, Religion Dispatches published an interview with Katrina Barker Anderson about her nude art project, Mormon Women Bare. About ten days later, KUTV, a local Utah television station, did a feature on Anderson and her project. A week later, Salon reprinted Anderson's...More...


Amanda Holden could have been JAILED for sunbathing naked in The Maldives

image Amanda Holden could have been JAILED for sunbathing naked in The Maldives. The Britain's Got Talent judge peeled off while on holiday in the Indian Ocean paradise islands. However, the country's strict Islamic law forbids nudism - and tourists who flout the rules and bare...More...


Naked protest and the revolutionary body

image Drawing attention to the way that they have been stripped of political power, many protestors have stripped themselves of clothing. In this context the naked body represents vulnerability and strength, being disarmed yet empowered. In a recent TVAD seminar, Daniel Marques Sampaoi observed...More...


Greek Naturists Cut Their New Year's Cake

image Naturists from all over Greece gathered at Ekali in Athens, Greece, on January 11, in order to cut the Vasilopita (New Year's traditional cake) for 2014. The Greek naturist movement is hoping to make a fresh start after five years of inactivity and the closure of the only naturist club...More...


Thousands ring in the new year with a chilly dip

image It's tradition! Thousands of people gathered at English Bay today to take in a polar bear swim. The 94th annual event took place this afternoon. For most people, it lasts just a few seconds, with a quick dash in and an even faster sprint out. That was Albane's strategy for her first-ever...More...


Dedication to duty leaves no stern untoned

image How would you react if everyone was naked except you? Would you strip down, or be the oddball? Reporter Kelsey Fletcher gives it a go at the Manawatu Naturist Club. Call it what you want - going nudey, being natural or taking a clothes-free approach. I went starkers with a group...More...


Do you dare a Polar Bare swim?

When you wake up tomorrow with a whole, brand new year laid out ahead of you… what are you gonna do? How about jumping into the freezing cold Strait of Georgia in one of the region's many New Year's Day polar bear swims wearing only your one-button bathing suit? We mean sans trunks. Naked as a jaybird. The Skinnydipper Recreation Club and Surrey's United Naturists are co-hosting the 8th annual...More...


Nude Yoga Model Photographed By Her Husband Provokes Body Image Debate

image We've read - and written - enough stories about Victoria Beckham to know that readers online can be particularly harsh when commenting on another person's weight. But here at HuffPost UK Lifestyle, we think the comments on Reddit surrounding photographs shot by...More...


Nudism/Naturism: Year-ender

If you had told me a year ago that I would become a nudist/naturist, I might have asked you if your crystal ball needed a tuneup. Funny the curveballs life tosses our way, yes? But as it turned out, this was my coming-out year as a nudist/naturist. It all started when a friend casually mentioned late last winter that there is a nice beach near her house with a "nudist" section — which turned out to...More...


5 Epic Nude Runs That Will (Literally) Knock Your Socks Off

image Sledding, quad runs and bike rides, oh my! The opportunities to travel for unclothed events are endless. Most of us prefer to lie on nude beaches, but sometimes your nude little self just gets restless. If so, these worldwide naked runs are for you. Roskilde Naked Run, Denmark...More...


Skinny Dipping world record attempt in Gisborne

image Gisborne is marking the start to the New Year with an attempt to take back the skinny dipping world record. The city won the record with 506 Rhythm and Vines festival goers going for a nude dip on December 30 last year. However the record was overtaken by 729 nude swimmers in the...More...


More trending topics: bookstores, presidents and Pomona

Books were the subject of a road trip column Oct. 27, as I wrote about visiting 14 bookshops up and down the state on vacation. That column got wide dissemination among California book-lovers and several contacted me. "When my boys were younger and we were driving along and spotted a used bookstore, they would shout 'oh no' because they knew in spite of my 'oh it will only...More...


Nude Activists Get Married, Arrested At San Francisco City Hall

image Two nude activists got married in front of San Francisco City Hall on Thursday and were promptly arrested and issued a citation. Gypsy Taub and her groom, Jaymz Smith, stripped down for the naked wedding. "I want to get married, and, why not get naked for it," Smith said before...More...


Clothing-Optional Country Club - Because: New Orleans

image Do you want to know how some New Orleanians judge whether or not they will become friends with you? They'll ask you to join them at the Country Club — a clothing-optional pool bar — and note whether you squirm uncomfortably or take them up on their offer...More...


Miley Cyrus Bares All in Tweet of Support for 'Free the Nipple' Film

image The film tackles censorship of topless women in New York. Miley Cyrus bared her chest in New York on Twitter today, but it wasn't another random act of nudity for the singer; this time, it was in support of a cause. Cyrus posted the picture to her Twitter Saturday (Dec. 14), featuring...More...


'Topless' protest falls flat in Brazil

image A much-hyped protest for the right to go topless on Rio de Janeiro's beaches has fallen flat as only a handful of women bared their chests for the movement. More than 100 photojournalists stampeded across the golden sands of Ipanema beach when the first woman took off her...More...


The pros and cons of skinny-dipping

image We are all naked under our clothes, yes indeed. But me oh my, I've noticed lately that whenever there is a body of water bigger than a bath tub to hand, I'm wont to rip off my clothes and make my way in, quick smart. Combine said water with a hint of sunshine and a conducive...More...


Nude paintings back at San Bernardino County Government Center

San Bernardino County will allow two Inland Empire artists to display their nude paintings in the County Government Center in San Bernardino until Jan. 17 as part of a settlement reached Friday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. The American Civil Liberties Union and the National Coalition Against Censorship filed a lawsuit on Nov. 26 on behalf of Rialto artist Efren Montiel Jimenez after...More...


11 percent of people shop online naked, survey says

image A PayPal survey reveals and reveals and reveals. The most revealing aspect is that a considerable percentage of people admit they actually like to online shop in the nude. Online shopping is like reading the news on television. You don't actually have to have your trousers on. There's...More...


Koreans to go bare

image The proposal to set up South Korea's first nudist beach is receiving public protests. A SOUTH Korean province is considering setting up the country's first nudist beach in an attempt to boost tourism, but is already receiving protests from the public, officials said. The idea was...More...


Skinny dip Guinness world record attempt this New Year's Eve

This New Year's Eve, The Edge and BW Summer Festival will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Skinny Dipping in Gisborne. The Largest Skinny Dipping Guinness World Record is currently held by 729 people in Spain. The Edge tried to break this Skinny Dipping record on the first day of summer in 2012 but was not met with success. "If you've ever wanted to skinny dip then this is...More...


Michelle Pfeiffer loves to get naked at home

image Michelle Pfeiffer looks forward to walking around naked now her children have left the family home. 'The Family' actress, who has two children, Claudia Rose, 20, and 19-year-old John Henry with husband David E. Kelley, admits her house feels empty since her son left for university but she can't wait to strut...More...


TV's 'Buying Naked' goes house-hunting in Pasco nudist areas

image Pasco County's nudists are going national this week with a reality television show titled "Buying Naked," which follows the exploits of real estate agent Jackie Youngblood, who specializes in selling homes in clothing-optional communities. The show debuts at 10 p.m. Wednesday on TLC, and viewers will see two...More...


Nude Games name change expected to help attract hundreds to Maslin Beach

image MORE than 450 nudists are expected to flock to Maslin Beach in January for the Nude Games. The Pilwarren Maslin Beach Nude Games - formally known as the Maslin Beach Nudo Lympics - will return in 2014, after months of controversy over its name. "The change to the Nude Games emphasises that...More...


New Naked Fisherman Restaurant Opens in St. Lucia

image Cap Maison, a beachside five-star resort located on the northwest shore of Saint Lucia, launched its newest restaurant addition, The Naked Fisherman Beach Bar & Grill. Set on the resort's secluded sandy beach, the "Smuggler's Cove," the restaurant is one of the few beachside eateries on the mountainous and...More...


Ireland one of the world's top nudist beach vacation destination

image Ireland becoming one of the world's best nudist beach destinations. The Emerald Isle, not known for public nudity, has now joined Spain, France, Italy and Croatia in the top ranks of nudist beaches. The south west of the country is particularly popular with nude sunbathers who enjoy the benign climate courtesy of...More...


Breastfeeding Lee mum asked to 'cover up or leave' in Blackheath cafe

image A mother has called for an attitude-shift towards the "taboo" of breast-feeding after she was asked to 'cover up or leave' in a Blackheath café. Juliana Lovato says she was discreetly breastfeeding her five-and-a-half month old son Benjamin for just two minutes in Blackheath's Age Exchange cafe when...More...


Naked Girls Reading to Present SOLSTICE, 12/13

image A Very Naked Holliday What better way to warm up those chilly bones and celebrate the holiday season than with a warm cup of mulled cider, a good book, and four Naked Girls reading to you? Well you could have just that at the next Naked Girls Reading Presents Solstice. Naked Girls Reading is a performance of...More...


Mormon women bare more than just their testimonies

In July of 2013, Salt Lake City photographer Katrina Barker Anderson launched Mormon Women Bare, a website featuring nude portraits of Mormon women. Anderson, who has a degree in broadcast journalism from Brigham Young University, spoke to me recently about the project...More...


Women celebrate going topless posing for photographer on New York streets

image Photographer Jordan Matter has managed to convince more than 100 women to pose topless on the streets of New York City. Matter was inspired to undertake to project, called Uncovered and compiled into a book of the same name, by the 'Nipplegate' scandal of 2009...More...


Nudist reveals all about his bike rides in the buff

image A NAKED cyclist who tours the rural roads of Sevenoaks wearing only his socks and trainers has been unveiled as a 64-year-old private tutor. Father-of-one Roger Coupe, 64, from Tunbridge Wells, this week confessed to the Chronicle that he is the biker in the...More...


Nude Turner Prize model criticised in Northern Ireland

image A Turner Prize sculpture of a nude man has caused controversy among some schools in Northern Ireland. The prestigious exhibition opened to the public in Londonderry on Wednesday morning, the first time it has been taken outside of England. The entries...More...


Military wives strip off in sub-zero temperatures for nude calendar in honour of their husbands

image A group of military wives trekked up a mountain and bravely bared all in temperatures of minus 4C to create a nude calendar in honour of their husbands. The Garrison Girls, who are wives of men from the three Armed services, stripped off in the Scottish mountains for the...More...


Artist hopes nude statues cause a bit of outrage

image Bill Tonnesen wants you to be offended. Shocked. Angry. The Phoenix-based landscape architect and artist wants some outrage. Otherwise, his work would be for naught. Tonnesen has created a pair of statues — torsos of nude women jutting out of a tower of...More...


Naked Reading Exhibition Divides Opinion

image A "naked reading" photographic exhibition in a Shanghai bookstore has sparked controversy among book lovers. The show at the Popular Bookmall Fuzhou Road branch features pictures of naked young women reading or browsing shelves in bookstores. The management...More...


South Korea to get its first nude beach?

image Cold water and nude beaches don't necessarily mix well. Add to the equation a very conservative society and the idea of a nude beach seems rather ambitious, if not impossible. In a surprisingly creative tourism push, officials in north east Gangwon Province are aiming to set up South Korea's first nude beach, with the first clothes to be shed in 2017...More...


Facebook criticized for 'laughably inconsistent' new policy on graphic content

image Facebook has decided to lift a temporary ban on graphically violent videos depicting people being decapitated, and has received a storm of backlash in response. The ban went into effect last May, after Facebook removed videos depicting murder, but left up a video of a...More...


Maltese nudists in favour of civil unions

image The ‘Legalize nudist beaches and topless bathing in Malta’ facebook pressure group are “very happy that the government has introduced the civil union bill”, but now they expect another step – the legalisation of nudist beaches. In a statement, the group said that the government must not just focus on one group as there are many other minority groups that all want...More...


Nude photo shoot at former golf course raises eyebrows

image A recent photo shoot that allowed models to pose nude at the site of a former Livingston County golf course has a resident asking questions. On Saturday, nearly 40 models and photographers gathered for a day of what organizer Rebecca Tremble called...More...


Nude Church In Virginia? Pastor And Congregants Naked As They Worship God

image In a church in Ivor, Virginia, clothing is option for everyone from the pastor to the congregation. Members in this church worship in the nude taking the statement "Come as you are" very literal. People who attend Whitetail Chapel don't have to worry about...More...


"The Nude Man in Art from 1800 to the Present Day" opens at the Musée d'Orsay

image While it has been quite natural for the female nude to be regularly exhibited, the male nude has not been accorded the same treatment. It is highly significant that until the show at the Leopold Museum in Vienna in the autumn of 2012, no exhibition had opted to take...More...


Shocktoberfest's Naked Haunted House 'Booed' By Pennsylvania Town

image Officials in a small Pennsylvania township have told organizers of the "Naked and Scared" haunted house challenge to keep their pants on. According to Shocktoberfest owner Patrick Konopelski, he has been notified that he is not allowed to have customers...More...


'Shakespeare in Love' Holkham beach naturist ban lifted

image A ban on naturism at a beach made famous by the film Shakespeare in Love has been lifted. Naturists were banned from Holkham beach, Norfolk, in July after complaints that people were having sex in public. But the ban was revoked after British Naturism threatened...More...


Paintings removed from San Bernardino building after nudity complaints

image Three paintings on display this week at the San Bernardino County administration building have been taken down after complaints about nudity. "If this were an art gallery it would be one thing, but it's a government building and people come here to work and to do business, and we don't feel they should be confronted with images that offend...More...


Nothing to see here

I am both perplexed and amused by the recent brouhaha over nearly naked baristas. With the amount of violence available via TV, movies and video games, I cannot see the threat of the sight of partial nudity. While a person needs to have their...More...


Going au naturel is the business in South Africa

image From naked computer technicians to a concert where the audience — and musicians — are all in the buff, South Africans are embracing whipping their kit off two decades after the fall of apartheid's stuffy rule. Membership of the South African Naturist...More...


Nudity in the Upspace: An exclusive interview with the event's creators

image Nudity in the Upspace—a week-long event that "discusses and explores nudity in all forms" by way of nude body painting, nude yoga, and nude performance—is back for its second year. The event is currently taking place at Production Workshop's Upspace, and has triggered international press coverage from The Huffington Post, Jezebel, CBS, and ...More...


Viewers shocked by topless woman on breakfast TV

image Model Sue appeared topless as part of a demonstration to educate women how to examine their breasts for abnormalities that may indicate breast cancer on early morning breakfast show Lorraine, presented by Lorraine Kelly. Dr Hilary Jones talked the...More...


VA doc's passion for nudist colony chafed co-workers

Though paling in comparison to concerns about a Colmery-O'Neil colleague convicted of sexually abusing patients, the discomfort caused by Dr. Carl Baker distributing literature related to his nudist colony still reached the level at which Rajeev Trehan, the hospital's chief of staff, became aware of it. "He has been spoken to," Trehan said Monday....More...


Is Topless Sunbathing Good for American Tourism?

image Is America ready for topless sunbathing beaches? Will it be good for tourism? August 25th marked the sixth anniversary of Go Topless Day. It's always held right around Women's Equality Day, which this year marked the 93rd anniversary of the 19th Amendment...More...


Montalivet: World's first naturist resort, where nudity is a way of life

image Naturism is a political and cultural movement and practice which advocates and defends social nudity in private and in public. Several places across the world are known for their naturist resorts or lifestyle. People are encouraged to shed clothes and live in...More...


Topless Women Marching To Times Square For Topless Day Now

image As we warned you, today is National Go Topless Day, a celebration of women's legal right to bare their breasts in public. Topless women and men will be hanging out in Bryant Park and Times Square all afternoon to spread awareness about women's rights...More...


Student Mag Censored for Featuring 18 Different Vaginas on Cover

image Sydney University's student newspaper, Honi Soit, published a cover featuring images of the vulvae of 18 students. The magazine says they wanted to challenge censorship and stigmatisation of women's bodies by showing vaginas in a non-sexual way. You know, since more than fifty percent of the population has one, maybe we shouldn't be...More...


Are you creepy if you wear clothes at clothing-optional Gunnison Beach?

image Pete Genovese's travelogue about a day at Gunnison beach, New Jersey's only legal nude beach, is one of NJ.com's most popular stories today. The story has NJ.com users talking about nude beaches and whether or not it's cool to show up and not bare all...More...


Nudestock offers, at the bare minimum, a good time for all

Have you ever wanted to rock out in the nude outside your bedroom? Well, here is your chance — Nudestock 2013 is coming to Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park Aug. 24. The annual event, on Tiger Mountain, has happened for more than 20 years. The event began in 1991 when KISW radio hosts Bob Rivers, Spike O'Neill and...More...


Nudist sign a bit sparse on the truth

image Patea residents are bemused to suddenly discover they have a nudist beach. Some time in the last week a sign proclaiming the beach "naturists and sunseekers" friendly has been erected at the beach's hilltop car park. So far no-one has claimed responsibility...More...


Understanding Nudists

image So what's with this urge to shed clothing? It's difficult to tell whether naturism and the art of public nudity are declining or thriving. Perhaps it depends where in the world you are. Naked truth: Aging nudists seek new skin in the game as ranks dwindle reports...More...


Cyclists Bare All At Naked Bike Ride In Philadelphia

If you're hanging out in Center City Sunday you might get an eyeful as those participating in the Philly Naked Bike Ride cruise through your neighborhood. Karenina, a co-organizer of the 5th annual Philly Naked Bike Ride says the goal is to raise awareness about the vulnerability of bicyclists and also to promote body acceptance...More...


Nudist Colony Just Can't Get Rid of This One Naked Lady

Today is day 30 of a bizarre standoff between dogged nudist Catherine Holmes and the Maryland Health Society, an 79-year-old family nudist park nestled in the pristine woodlands of Davidsonville. Holmes says she's been unlawfully evicted from her cabin for protesting inappropriate sexual activity and refuses to leave the grounds until...More...


Have You Seen 'Naked Breast-feeding Yoga Mom'?

image Meet Amy. She lived in a clothing-optional commune in Hawaii back in 2011 when one day she was upside down and naked, and her baby daughter Naia crawled over for a snack. The ensuing photo turned into a yoga and attachment-parenting meme. Naked Breast-feeding Yoga Mom is...More...


France's nudist federation launches drive to 'spruce up' image of naturism

image France's nudist federation has launched a drive to "spruce up" the image of naturism and counter claims that holidaying in the nude is the reserve of the aged or voyeurs looking for free sex. Their campaign comes as it has emerged that France is the world's top nudist destination, with...More...


Topless activist Phoenix Feeley free from jail; 'They couldn't break me'

image A day after her early release from the Monmouth County Jail, topless rights proponent Phoenix Feeley issued a brief but harsh summary of her stay at the Freehold Township lockup, along with a photo of herself in the free world – cleavage prominent, naturally. Feeley, 33, also...More...


Nudism numbers in America drop, younger nudists going it alone

A spokesman for the American Assoc. for Nude Recreation, Tom Mulhall, told media last week the AANR's numbers are shrinking. The association once had 50,000 plus but in recent years have dropped to 35,000. The solution? Trying to get younger by convincing young nudist to join their more formal nudist organizations...More...


Right to bare breasts

image Being in Woodruff Park at 6 a.m. on a Sunday is one of the more serene experiences you can have in Downtown. In the absence of morning commuters and students, the pre-dawn park is filled with only the steady white noise of the massive fountain. It was this subdued scene that...More...


Naked Rambler charged with breaching Asbo

image Hampshire's Naked Rambler has appeared in court after being charged with breaching an antisocial behaviour order (Asbo). As reported by the Daily Echo, Stephen Gough, 54, was arrested moments after being released from Winchester Prison. He appeared at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court yesterday and was remanded in custody to appear at...More...


Group hits out at decision to stop nude reading sessions at Dudley Library

A naturist reading group refused permission to hold nude reading sessions at a Black Country library has hit back at the decision. Members offered to bring in towels to cover chairs they would sit on and robes to wear in the event of a fire alert. But Dudley Library chiefs decided to...More...


Nude runners earn stripes at London Zoo

image Hundreds of animal lovers stripped naked to run around London Zoo on Friday to raise money for a rare sub-species of tiger. The sponsored streak saw 300 activists jog round the zoo outside of normal visiting hours cheered on by supporters and observed by some rather bemused animals. ...More...


Warning over testicle-biting fish is all wet

It is safe to go back into the water again -- at least in Scandinavia. A warning over the weekend for male swimmers off the coast of Denmark and Sweden to protect their private parts because of a testicle-munching fish appears to have been a joke that got out of hand. After a Danish...More...


Summer Skinny Dipping

image Welcome to the lazy, hazy days of summer with the sun blazing and warm winds blowing. The beach is calling with cool waters ready to tease away that heat. Have you ever seized the moment of a quiet beach cove and gone skinny dipping in the pure hedonistic enjoyment of that au naturel moment of bliss?...More...


Summertime nudes: Naturists come together in Moravia for annual festival

image Cayuga County has its fair share of summer festivals. Most boast about their food, fun and local themes, but only one festival is clothing-optional. Empire Haven Nudist Park, located in Moravia, held its 22nd annual Northeast Naturist Festival...More...


Lady Gaga Walks Around Naked & Blindfolded In Artistic Fundraising Video

image Lady Gaga is seen stripping completely naked and running around a woodland area in a blindfold as part of a fundraising campaign for a new 'method'. The singer, who is due to release her new single 'Applause' in two weeks' time, is...More...


Greece's Beaches for Nude Lovers

image While topless sunbathing can be found almost everywhere in Greece, true nude beaches are a little harder to find. Greece has an abundance of bare sand beaches, some much barer and better than others. Nude swimming...More...


Back in the Day - July 29, 1973: Nudist convention in West Milford

"Nudists From All Over to Meet in West Milford" ran the headline on the front page of the June 29, 1973 Suburban Trends. As reported, the American Gymnosophical Association (AGA) Camp, commonly known as Paradise Valley, was once again been selected as the site for the annual convention of the National Nudist Council (NNC). The convention, scheduled...More...


No nudes is bad news for Byron

image For years in Byron Bay it has been thus: crystals have special powers, happy pants will never die and swimming is best done wearing only a smile. But the region's bohemians say their lifestyle is under threat after the council moved to...More...


Public nudity actually isn't illegal - yet

Hutchinson, we have a problem. It seems it's not illegal to run around naked in the Salt City. And we didn't even know it. But if you've got the urge to do the full Monty, you better do it soon, because the city's about to throw a big ol' blanket over it. An ordinance that would ban public nudity will be considered at....More...


Witham nudist: 'Nothing wrong with the human body

image The identity of an infamous naked rambler who has caused a stir over the last week after walking the streets in his birthday suit, can now be revealed. Alan O'Conner, 30, of Chipping Hill, Witham, stunned members of the public when he was seen strolling in the afternoon sun wearing nothing but a pair of black boots...More...


Camper catches fire at Saranac nudist camp

Things got a little hot at a Michigan nudist camp outside Grand Rapids on Tuesday when fire broke out at one of the campsites, according to investigators. The fire was reported in a camper at 4:25 p.m. at the Forest Hills Club...More...


Countries most likely to hit the nudie beach and build sandcastles

image A wide-ranging global poll reveals interesting cultural differences when it comes to beach behavior around the world, including the countries most likely to go topless, and the country where skimpy Speedos are most culturally acceptable. In Expedia's...More...


Daring Enough to Bare It All for a New York Swim

image Lifeguards prepared to leave the easternmost tower at Jacob Riis Park beach, blowing shrill warnings to swimmers that they would no longer be watching them that Saturday evening. For most, it signaled the end of a steaming summer day. But for some...More...


Local World Record Skinny-Dip Rescheduled for This Sunday

image Last week, New Times told you about a nude world record attempt -- for the most people skinny-dipping simultaneously. The stunt included dippers at multiple venues (mostly nudist resorts) across the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. That record-breaking attempt...More...


Nudist groups canoed the Delaware in 1988 - Almanac July 17, 2013

1988: Naked paddlers: "Members of the Tri-State Sun Club and Tri-State Metro Naturalists took a canoe trip on the Delaware River. In the nude. It's called 'canuding,' and it's part of National Nude Weekend. Canuding trips in the Delaware Water Gap federal recreation area have been...More...


Should men go topless in the sun?

When the sun comes out, so does the bare male chest in all its hairy, or shaved, wonder. We have waited so long for a heatwave that perhaps we had collectively forgotten that this kind of weather leads men of all shapes and sizes to cast off their shirts. Should it be allowed? The Today programme's Tom Bateman has been asking the people of Romford in Essex...More...


Top 10 destinations for a nude summer vacation

image Though Nude Recreation Week drew to a close earlier in July, there is still plenty of summer left to enjoy an au natural vacation, at home or abroad. Get out, enjoy the weather and experience a getaway in the buff as we count down our top...More...


Nudist tourism is booming

image Tourism is up across the country and at nude resorts they're seeing more people than ever stop in. At Cherokee Lodge in Crossville, the nude resort has seen a big year in the 21 years of the resort. Owner, Donna Davis, says she believes it's because people...More...


Naturism numbers are reportedly up in the heatwave

image More people have applied to become naturists at a Gloucestershire club since the current heatwave began. A spokesman for the Pines Naturist Club in the Forest of Dean said "about a dozen" people have joined in recent days and "many others" have...More...


St. Louisans Get Naked for "Bare As You Dare" Event, Celebrate "ALL Bodies"

image Sometimes the best way to celebrate your body is to show it off in front of a bunch of strangers. Such is the thinking behind the latest "Bare As You Dare" forum in St. Louis -- a "body-positive event" that encourages folks to strip down and talk body image...More...


All over tan? Surge in nudist sunbathers in Gloucestershire

image Sun-worshippers in Gloucestershire are getting their kit off as they bask in balmy weather. Temperatures of more than 27C have led to more people stripping bare and following the naturist movement in the county. The Pines Outdoor Club, based at Longhope, is...More...


Why Seattle has the best naked bike ride in the world

image DO: Come up with a funny costume, like these guys dressed as the Seattle Storm last year. That is, if you can call being dressed in body paint a ''costume.'' DO: If you're doing paint, go for it, face and all. DON'T: Be boring, like these riders in Toronto at...More...


Here's the skinny: Denver nudist ranch taking it all off for record

image According to the Roper organization, 40 million Americans have skinny dipped in mixed company. Now those brave enough in Colorado can try it out and be part of making a world record at Mountain Air Ranch, set on 150 acres just outside of...More...


Naked Britain: The best beaches to try being a nudist

image If you think being a nudist is a 70s relic, cast to the archives in faded old photos and Carry On films, then think again. Whether you fancy getting an all over tan, or are done with the constraints of clothes – a nudist beach is a good place to try a spot of birthday...More...


Guests at nudist resort know how to keep cool

image Everywhere you look at Shangri La there's hot bodies. "We may be nudists but we're by no means idiots," said Manager Patty Faber. In fact, Faber says going nude is smart in the summer because it helps them keep cool. "The warmer it gets everybody goes...More...


They Didn't Pack Sunscreen, or Anything Else

image When you hear about "Naked and Afraid," the new Discovery reality series that puts a woman and a man in the jungle for 21 days with no food, water or clothes, questions arise. Some have to do with sunscreen, but the two important ones are...More...


Hundreds brave cold for nude swim in River Derwent during Dark MOFO festival

Hundreds of people have stripped off and swum nude in the River Derwent in Hobart as part of the Dark MOFO winter festival. It was two degrees and the water temperature was about 12 degrees when about 350 people took off their clothes and...More...


Expressway: Nude beaches help us show our true selves

image I was raised like most women to believe that my body wasn't good enough, and I bought into it. I hated my body: too short, overweight, hair I didn't like, scars that come along with living a life. In 1995 a boyfriend took me to Lighthouse Beach on Fire...More...


Breastfeeding Viewed as Potential Terrorist Activity by New York Country Club

image When ignorance about breastfeeding coincides with an irrational fear of terrorists, what do you get? A very nasty scene at a ritzy New York Country Club, that's what! This is exactly what Belgian diplomat Tom Neijens and his wife Roseline Remans discovered...More...


Nudism/Naturism: Old lesson learned again

Sometimes revelations come as an afterthought, as one did for me this past weekend. I was chatting with a friend from the Ottawa Naturists group, who was visiting me for a couple of days. I was talking about my public nudism debut at a swim put on by his organization...More...


Strawberry Rock: Mission Accomplished?

image Within a few years, hikers may be able to enjoy the view from the top of Strawberry Rock — without first having to break the law. Green Diamond Resource Co., the logging company that owns Strawberry Rock and the surrounding forest, is working on a deal that...More...


World Naked Bike Ride - Los Angeles

image Cyclists in Los Angeles participated in the World Naked Bike Ride on Saturday. The large group met near Elysian Park and rode through the streets of DTLA, Echo Park, Silverlake and along the L.A. River bike route...More...


Reality TV Makes 'Naked' Bid For Ratings

image Discovery Channel is baring it all for its new survival series. Several other reality survival series have already tested participants' ability to hunt and create shelter. Discovery chose to up the ante, dropping cast members into remote, wild locations–completely nude...More...


Naked nation: why are Britons so keen on public nudity?

image It is an image that immediately makes you smile, and then prompts you to ask: ''Why?'' One hundred people, as naked as the day they were born (bar the odd pair of glasses), are trotting down Oxwich Bay beach, on the Gower Peninsula, in Wales, at low tide...More...


Naked rambler Stephen Gough slammed as 'most selfish man in Britain'

image The former military man, who has cost the taxpayer tens of thousands of pounds to jail, has warned he may head north of the border again. Naked rambler Stephen Gough has been branded "the most selfish man in Britain" after he threatened to return to...More...


Nude Does Not Mean Rude, Beach Goers Biggest Annoyances

With a recent Harris survey showing 52 percent of respondents intending to take a beach vacation this year, that means there'll be a lot of bronzed bodies in the summer. And every year, more and more of those bodies have all-over tans. Are you going to dare and go bare this summer? Let us know....More...


Nude travelers gear up to take it all off this summer

image If swimming, sunning, biking, running and attending concerts in the nude is your idea of vacation fun, you've got lots of (naked) company. "Nudism is becoming mainstream and thus we can hold more regular events such as Bare Bun Runs and Nudeapalooza...More...


Naked woman missing in W. Wash. forest

A naked woman who went on a "spiritual quest" wearing only a fanny pack is now missing and a search and rescue effort is under way to find her. The 19-year-old woman, from Vancouver, Wash., was reported missing from Canyon Creek Campground (located east of Amboy in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest) just after midnight. According to Undersheriff Dave Cox with the...More...


In daylight, train riders see full moon

image More than a dozen revelers who welcomed returning passengers on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad with bare butts and full frontal nudity last month irked a tourist and drew warnings from law enforcement. The incident took place...More...


Bicyclists Show Their Butts For World Naked Bike Ride

image The fifth annual World Naked Bike Ride went off without a hitch around the country yesterday, from San Francisco to Grand Ferry Park in Williamsburg. But while the naughty bits were on full display in SF, New Yorkers kept things a bit more demure...More...


'Naked rambler' Stephen Gough appears nude in court

image A judge has asked a man known as "the naked rambler" to wear clothes for future appearances after he attended court naked. Stephen Gough, 54, pleaded not guilty to breaching an anti-social behaviour order banning him from going nude in public places...More...


Polish star Margaret grabs attention with nudist-packed video

image The video for Polish newcomer Magaret's new single 'Thank You Very Much' is certainly eye-catching. It's full of nudists and all their dangly bits. Check it out below. The video opens with the Poland-popper being confronted by her parents, who ask her...More...


More room to breathe: National Trust agrees to extend Studland's naturist beach

image The naturist area at Studland Beach is to be expanded. The National Trust is responding to requests by naturists to extend the northern part of the naturist beach 50m inland. The length of beachfront designated for naturism stays the same and the expansion...More...


Three activists found guilty of violating SF's nudity ban

image Three nudist activists have been found guilty of violating the citywide public nudity ban that went into effect in February, according to the trio's attorney. Russell Allen, Oxane "Gypsy" Taub and George Davis were arrested and cited for violating the new law by...More...


Young Nudists at Sunsport Gardens Naturist Resort Reveal More Than Bare Asses

image The drive out to Sunsport Gardens, a family naturist resort near Wellington, was an exercise in endurance. Finally off the Turnpike, one thunderstorm later, and somewhere near the Everglades, I passed a sign for a gun show, drove by a Starbucks and...More...


Invite your wife along on your nudist outings

I harbour a secret passion for an activity that is not generally discussed with friends or family. I consider myself a "closet nudist" or naturist. Years ago I discovered the exhilaration and sense of freedom of a nude beach and have visited Manitoba's nude beaches whenever possible. I'm truly in love with ...More...


Runners can leave clothes at starting line in Caliente Bare Dare 5K

image The fourth annual Caliente Bare Dare 5K is open to runners who are brave enough to shed their clothes (as well as those who aren't). The USA Track & Field-certified event, slated for 8:30 a.m. May 5, is expected to draw competitors from more than a dozen...More...


Nothing to Hide: West Michigan should open market for nude beach

From earlier columns the alert reader will recall the author is a naturist ... someone who believes non-sexual nudity is a positive, healthy approach to living and brings us closer to nature and an appreciation of the world around us. One of the ways even many non-naturists enjoy...More...


History, with its naked truths, arrives at St. Petersburg High

image In the lobby of the Renaissance Vinoy Resort on Friday, hotel guests checked in, checked out and, above all, checked their smartphones. They chatted through oversized sunglasses about overpacked suitcases ("How should I know what I'm going to want to...More...


Mind Over Boobs

"My body belongs to me, and is not a source of anyone's honor." These words, written in Arabic and plastered across Amina Tyler's bare-breasted body, elicited backlash from Tunisian Islamic authorities after the 19-year-old posted her nude picture on Facebook. In response, FEMEN, a Ukrainian feminist group, launched a "Topless Jihad Day," where members of...More...


Memoir is the naked truth

image Kay Hannam once told a man she was corresponding with through a dating agency to watch the Holmes current affairs show the next night if he wanted to see a bit more of her. She didn't let on that she had been filmed stark naked playing petanque at a...More...


Today's letters: 'If God had wanted us to walk around naked …'

image Last week, readers were asked: Should the Naked Rambler be jailed? That was in reference to a story from the week before about Stephen Gough, "who is on a crusade for the right to stroll around [the U.K.] wearing nothing more than boots and a...More...


Nudist beach opens in Brighton

image Viewers tuning in on 1 April 1980 may have thought they were the victims of a hoax, as ITN reported the opening of the UK's first nudist breach in Brighton. After long and divisive debates on the issue, the local council had agreed to open the first British public...More...


Respect needs of the sun-starved in Nelson

About six to eight months ago, I sat before Nelson city council to promote the idea that an optional clothing beach was essential to the town of Nelson. The over-arching argument I put forth was that Nelsonites are truly sun starved and that every opportunity should be given to them to take in the sun after a punishing winter of sun deprivation...More...


Sanya's nudist beach cause for debate

image Many tourists have posted nude photographs while vacationing at Sanya's nudist beach in south China's Hainan Province, giving the Chinese public a vivid imagination of what happens at Sanya, Taiwan newspaper Want Daily reported....More...


Repeat clothing-free court appearances by 'Naked Rambler' force Britain to clarify nudity laws

image For most of the last decade, Stephen Gough has been inside the British prison system, fiercely determined, often in segregation, but always nude. The "Naked Rambler," as he is known in the United Kingdom, is on a crusade for the right to stroll around wearing...More...


Nudism/Naturism: How Nude Is Nude?

My friend Dave in Britain poses some interesting questions, and we're both hoping that naturists/nudists will share your answers here. Dave asks: "A thought cross-fertilised between two recent posts: Would one wear a wig in a public nudism context? Logic says no – it's not as 'nature intended,' but my gut feeling seems to be pointing...More...


Tickets to Clothing-Optional Dinner Are Going Fast

image The folks at the Desert Sun Resort say there are only a few spots left at their clothing-optional champagne-tasting and dinner next month. The event takes place at the resort, at 1533 N. Chaparral Road, on Saturday, March 2. The lady working the desk at the resort on Friday said the event takes place every year, seats about 50 and was...More...


Fun weekend in the nude

image It was sheer naked fun for a group of Marlborough naturists who cruised the Opawa River in Blenheim before their annual nude golf tournament in the Wairau Valley this weekend. Organiser Kay Hannam said she and partner Brian Williams had been putting on...More...


First major nude ocean swim held Down Under

image The world's first nude ocean swim, the Sydney Skinny, has attracted around 1,000 daredevils from babies to adults with the organizers claiming the eventraised as much as $15,000 for charity. The Australian media reports the participants ranging from...More...


For York County art students, a nude model is no luxury

image A middle-aged man stands naked on a raised platform, his arms positioned mid-throw with an imaginary javelin. He is frozen in place, basking in rays of light that seem radiant enough to beam him up. Two minutes elapse. John Hammack shifts poses, wrapping his...More...


Charge against Naked Rambler is dropped

image The case against the so-called Naked Rambler, who was arrested for walking nude in the district, has been dropped. Stephen Gough had denied a charge of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour. The former...More...


Proposed North Carolina Law Would Put Topless Women Behind Bars

image A bill seeking to close up loopholes in North Carolina's indecent exposure law is headed for a full vote in the state legislature, criminalizing any woman who appears topless in public. Current statutes in the state prohibit the display of one's private parts, but...More...


Nudes Tour Naked Men Exhibit at Vienna Museum

image What better way to appreciate naked men than getting naked yourself? That's how more then 60 art lovers decided to experience the "Nude Men From 1800 to the Present Day" exhibit at the Leopold museum in Vienna, Austria, Monday. Museum goers ....More...


Sport on TV: The bare-faced cheek of the man with no clothes

You have to admire the man's naked ambition. Well, there's not much else to look at, to be honest. Mark Roberts from Liverpool was on some kind of winning streak: 517 times he had run around in public in the nude. Streak! The man who can't keep his clothes...More...


George Davis, Perennial Nudist Candidate, to Announce Bid to Unseat Scott Wiener

image Tomorrow, it seems, is gonna be a big day. Not only have the city's indignant nudists promised to put the nascent nudity ban to the test, plaintiff and serial nudist candidate George Davis has pledged to announce his candidacy for District 8 Supervisor in...More...


Leave your hat on, but that's it at nudist club

image Driving north in an empty car, devoid of friends, singing one of my favourite Joe Cocker songs, I am excited yet nervous as I head to Rapere, the Hawke's Bay Naturist Club. Belting out "You can leave your hat on" I smile and think, yep, that is a perfect...More...


Federal judge rejects SF's nudity ban challenge

image A federal judge in San Francisco Tuesday refused to issue a preliminary injunction blocking a city ban on nudity that was set to take effect that upcoming Friday. Four nudist activists claimed in a lawsuit filed in November that the ban violated their constitutional...More...


'Naked rambler' back in Oxford court with no clothes on

image A man known as "the naked rambler" has appeared in court with no clothes on to hear if charges against him would be dropped. Stephen Gough, 53, from Eastleigh, stood naked in the dock at Oxford Crown Court as Judge Patrick Eccles rejected an...More...


Moffitt proposes ban on public female toplessness

image Buncombe Rep. Tim Moffitt has introduced legislation to add public female toplessness to behavior prohibited by the state's indecent exposure laws. The proposal would add that "for the purposes of this section, the term 'private parts' means external organs...More...


Comino marked as nudist beach - Alleanza Liberali

Comino is the prime site earmarked to be turned into a nudist beach after the 'perfect site next to Delimara' was used as the site to build a power station on, Alleanza Liberali leader John Zammit told di-ve.com Mr Zammit continued explaining that nudist beaches in Malta and Gozo should...More...


Norfolk nudists celebrate 75 years - with their clothes on

image Hundreds of nudists will celebrate the 75th anniversary of a popular naturist resort near Norwich this summer with a night of live music and dancing - fully-clothed.Hundreds of nudists will celebrate the 75th anniversary of a popular naturist resort near...More...


Models queuing up to pose nude

A life-drawing class has closed its doors after being inundated with applications from nude models. All The Young Nudes in Edinburgh now has more than 300 people of all shapes and sizes willing to bare all to make some cash. Joanna Susskind, the class organiser, said the number of models has doubled since this time last year when...More...


Judge to issue ruling within two weeks on SF's nudity ban

image A federal judge considering San Francisco's public nudity ban rejected arguments Thursday that simply disrobing in public was protected political speech akin to flag burning. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen made his comments during a 90-minute...More...


Nude Wedding: New Zealand Couple Gets Married In The Buff

image For most brides and grooms, deciding what to wear on the Big Day is one of the most important parts of wedding planning. But one New Zealand couple didn't have to shop for wedding outfits -- because they got married in the nude. Nick and Wendy Lowe...More...


The tyranny of textiles cast off

image Two kilometres of four-wheel driving off Gan Gan Road near Nelson's Bay you will find Samurai Beach camp ground; a national park, a nudist colony and an eclectic group of naturists whose disregard for clothing is what brings them together every...More...


Charlotte Rampling describes 'magic' of naked Mona Lisa photoshoot

image Charlotte Rampling recently admitted that there were few film roles for older women because cinema-goers want to see "young flesh". However, now the veteran British actress has spoken of the "magical" experience of posing naked at the age of ...More...


Naturist club in push for new members

image With hot, dry conditions expected for the rest of the summer, and a long drive to the beaches, Waikato naturists are using their upgraded salt water swimming pool to lure new members. The naturist club, Waikato Outdoor Society, installed a solar...More...


Last shift gift: Waitress serves food naked at Brooklyn pizza joint Roberta's

image A waitress working her last shift at a hipster joint in Brooklyn decided to bare it all for her customers as a farewell gift. A patron of Roberta's, a trendy pizza parlor in Bushwick, Brooklyn, posted a photo on the evening of Jan. 4 of a waitress working at...More...


Nudists Seek Corporate Sponsor Looking for Greater Exposure

image The American Association for Nude Recreation is on a bare hunt. The nation's largest nudist association is looking for corporate sponsors, and leaders think this might be their moment in the sun. Now that the organic food movement has given the word...More...


Naked-Image Scanners to Be Removed From U.S. Airports

image The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will remove airport body scanners that privacy advocates likened to strip searches after OSI Systems Inc. (OSIS) couldn't write software to make passenger images less revealing. TSA will end a $5 million...More...


Join the polar 'bare' plunge on 'Nude Year's Day'

image BRRing in the "Nude" Year with SUN and the Skinnydipper Recreation Club when Surrey's naturist and nudist groups co-host the seventh annual Polar "Bare" Plunge on New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 2013 at Crescent Beach in Surrey. This charity swim will...More...


Skinny-dipping record broken in Gisborne

image Cloudy skies did not deter just over 500 people from stripping off in Gisborne to break the world skinny-dipping record. The record, which stood at 413, was broken by 506 revellers at Midway Beach on Sunday afternoon, organisers BW Camping...More...


Best of 2012: Naturist Lives from the Heart

image As 2012 comes to a close, Land O' Lakes Patch is taking a look back at the year that was. In January, we featured a profile story on a community leader who made history with his efforts to bring international tourism to Pasco County. Paul Brenot, founder...More...


Baredevil: Girl's naked tightrope walk

image Thrillseeker Hayley Ashburn tightrope walks across a 120ft drop at sunset without a safety harness — or clothes. Hayley, 24, crossed the line in Mai Leung, Thailand, with no gear, despite the fact that the water below was one foot deep...More...


Less Than 1 In 10 Americans Sleep Naked, Survey Finds

image Americans are a bunch of prudes when they go to bed, according to a new study. Less than one in 10, or eight percent, of Americans sleep naked, according to a poll of 3,700 people by linen and home décor company Anna's Linens. Reportedly, 74 percent...More...


Breastfeeding mom kicked out of Claire's store in N.S.

image Some concerned mothers in Nova Scotia are lending their support to a Cole Harbour mom who was asked to leave a store in Mic Mac Mall because she was breastfeeding her baby daughter. Kendra-Ann Nugent said she was shopping at Claire's in...More...


SF City Attorney seeks to have court dismiss lawsuit against nudity ban

image San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera Thursday filed a motion in federal court seeking to have a lawsuit against the city's recently enacted nudity ban dismissed. Four nudist activists filed the lawsuit last month as the Board of Supervisors was...More...


Nude Sunbathers Have No Beach to Tan in N.J. After Sandy

image New Jersey's nudists face a summer of being naked only in private after October's superstorm closed their beach in Sandy Hook, cutting off drinking water and possibly littering the sand with live ordnance. The barrier spit, a 30-minute...More...


Watch out for that hot gravy! Nudists from UK's first luxury naturist hotel...

image A group of naturists from the UK's only luxury naturists' hotel have appeared on This Morning to tell viewers they will be spending Christmas day in the buff. Tim Higgs, 56, and his team from the Clover Spa in Birmingham joined...More...


Sunbeds are bad for you - but being naked isn't

image The saucy ex-glamour girl cheekily shed her clothes after she headed to a tanning salon for the skin-bronzing session and couldn't help but share the moment with her fans on Twitter. Jodie, 33, uploaded a series of raunchy snaps of her totally...More...


Issaquah nudist group to welcome end of the world in the buff

December 21, 2012: It's end of the Mayan Calendar and the latest answer in what sometimes seems to be humanity's favorite guessing game, "When Will the World End?" With that date hanging over us, it's a particularly busy holiday season for...More...


Clothing-Optional Options: How to (Un)Dress Post-Nudity Ban

image It's certainly not over-over, but with the passage of the Dec. 4 nudity ban, anyone sans clothing in San Francisco has either been cock-blocked or declared a vagina non grata. But the nakedeers who oppose the ban have further protests and a lawsuit hidden, somehow, about their person, so the fight continues. Amid the...More...


Chill shrinks world skinny-dip bid

image Chilly water and an overcast Bay of Plenty day shrank the turnout expected for a world skinny dipping record bid. More than 400 people registered for The Edge radio station's event, but only 299 turned out to run naked into the water at Papamoa. A Guinness...More...


Naked jogger's victory in court

imageA Tauranga naturist has won an appeal over an offensive-behaviour conviction he received for jogging naked. Andrew Pointon, 47, was charged after a woman reported him jogging in just a pair of sneakers at McLaren Falls Park in August last year. He was found...More...


Naturist meeting draws crowd

imageFinding a place to safely and comfortably socialise without clothes attracted a "crowd" of people to Rotorua Naturally headquarters. Rotorua Naturally is run by Andrew and Sharlene Valk, a pair of naturists who opened their home to...More...


Historic Dublin swimming and nudist club votes to continue ban against women

imageA famous Dublin swimming club known for male nude bathing based at the Forty Foot site mentioned in Ulysses has again voted to ban women from becoming members. The Irish Times reports that the exclusively male Sandycove Bathers' Association will...More...


Bowmanville nudists angry over how Children's Aid questioned their daughter

image For three years, Ron and Lan Hardock have quietly run a nudist bed and breakfast in Bowmanville. Then an anonymous complainant, concerned about the welfare of their two young daughters, brought Durham Children's Aid Society to their eight...More...


Nudity ban heads to SF supes

imageA proposed ban against public nudity in San Francisco is headed to the Board of Supervisors as opponents of the measure weigh their legal options to bar its implementation should it be approved. Since the board does not meet next week...More...


'Skinny dippers' event to be kept under wraps

imageThe EdgeSkinny dippers attempting a world record in the Bay will be covered in to ensure that unsuspecting beachgoers are not exposed to the fleshy scene. The event organisers have accepted recommendations from the Tauranga City...More...


Living Naturally

imageKay Hannam and partner Brian Williams had never tramped naked before they met. "When I said I like to be all natural in the bush, it didn't quite register with him at first," she says. "I was the naturist and he was the tramper, so we just merged." ...More...


San Francisco nudity ban advances to Board of Supervisors

imageThe days of San Francisco's tolerance for public nudity appear to be about over. Members of the City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee voted 3-0 Monday to advise their colleagues on the full Board of Supervisors to approve...More...


Experiencing Naturism - Vacationing au naturel!

imageEnjoy the freedom of being naked? Outside? With other people? Newsflash, nuding isn't just for hippies looking for kicks. Consider a naked vacation with others (in a non-sexual way) to experience a camaraderie that comes naturally when you remove the friction of...More...


Tyler Perry: 'No more sunbathing nude after royal scandal'

imageRoyal Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge's topless photo scandal has forced actor/filmmaker Tyler Perry to rethink his penchant for sunbathing nude. The hardworking star, who dropped 13.6 kilograms for his new action thriller...More...


Kentucky Fried Chicken Talks Double Dipping (and Skinny Dipping!)

We speak the language of fast food quite fluently here at The Daily Meal. But what we don't talk about that often is fast food and party etiquette together. In doing the research for their new combo of chicken tenders and six separate sauces named Dip'ems, KFC conducted a survey on a sensitive subject for...More...


Nudist professor claims he is victim of 'institutional prejudice'

image David Dunstan, a professor of experimental physics at London University and committed naturist, was arrested by officers hunting a cyclist who had jumped out of bushes to pester frightened schoolgirls. Prof Dunstan, who was not the gentleman they...More...


Naked Aphrodite stirs San Antonio Museum of Art ad controversy

imageA critically acclaimed exhibit of Aphrodite opened to great fanfare at the San Antonio Museum of Art in September. But controversy is brewing over one of the exhibit's featured statuettes. The museum tried to spread the word about this rare exhibit, so it put...More...


Nude Body Painters Are The Canvas

imageFinally, someone will appreciate your body of work. It's possible that early humans were dabbing paint on themselves for war or decoration even before some caveman Caravaggio decided to draw a yak on a rock wall. The members of the American Association for Nude Recreation are keeping the...More...


Leona Lewis admits she loves skinny dipping and nudist holidays

imageLeona Lewis has long been saddled with the 'boring' pop star tag, but the Bleeding Love singer is clearly trying to shrug that off, after revealing details of her slightly saucier side. Speaking during a recent interview, the stunning 27-year-old revealed that she has a crazier side to her, and...More...


'Nude Men' art exhibition in Austria sparks conversation

imageAn art exhibition in Vienna titled "Nude Men" -- "Nackte Manner" in German -- is stimulating considerable media attention in Austria. The show, which opens this week at the Leopold Museum, is dedicated to depictions of male nudity from the 19th century to the present day, and includes...More...


Naked truth challenges values

imageWang Xuzhong, 84, never thought his children would disown him because of his part-time job as a nude model at universities. Wang, along with many other senior residents without stable incomes, has found that nude modeling can be a good job but also a secret that can never be shared with...More...


Why Naked Men Get Short Shrift

imageWhy does the male nude get no respect? For centuries, naked women in Western art have been openly celebrated as objects of desire. From Botticelli's coy "Birth of Venus" circa 1485 to Annie Leibovitz's 1991 portrait of a heavily pregnant Demi Moore, the female form has been idealized as...More...


The Roses Are a Draw. (So Is the Dress Code.)

imageSunday was the last clothing-optional day of the season at Abbey House Gardens in this ancient Wiltshire village, and a cold and torrential rain had confounded many visitors' clothes-free plans. Not Roger Monroe, a retired court stenographer, who gamely took off his pants ...More...


Nude Running Champ Seeks 3rd Win in Land O' Lakes

The question nude running champ Whit Lasseter is asked most often: Does it hurt? The answer, she said, is no. Lasseter took up running about 4 years ago. She has won Caliente's Bare Dare 5K for the past two years...More...


Realtor makes a bundle specializing in clothing-optional resorts in Pasco

imageNudist enclaves and cruises are a $400 million-a-year industry, according to the American Association for Nude Recreation, and Pasco is one of the lifestyle's core communities. Home to sprawling nudist resorts like Caliente, Lake Como and Paradise Lakes, the county even...More...


Nudist Fights Weird Film for Turner Prize: Martin Gayford

imageI never thought I'd find myself writing these words: The Turner Prize exhibition of 2012 at Tate Britain is actually entertaining. Mind you, a bald description of the contents might not sound that attractive ...More...


All-nude performance to 'community' dance

imageThe 15th Seoul International Dance Festival (SIDance), the nation's largest annual dance bash, kicks off on Oct 5 for its 15-day run, with a total of four pieces officially banned for teenagers. One of the most reputable genre showcases here, the event is presented by the local section..More...


Mayor Lee Voices Support For Wiener's Proposed Ban On Public Nudity

imageNudists may soon have to butt out of a popular plaza in San Francisco's Castro District under legislation proposed today by a city supervisor. At Tuesday afternoon's board meeting, Supervisor Scott Wiener...More...


Brush Up on Your Nudist History

imageThere are more nudists in Pasco County than any other community on the planet. And the story behind the rise of Pasco as the naturist capital of the world is fascinating. Each month we feature a column by nudist historian Lee Gregory. His latest...More...


Nude swimmers told to wear clothes as aggressive crayfish multiply

imageA vicious breed of crayfish has invaded Hampstead Heath ponds and begun nipping swimmers. The red swamp crayfish, known for its aggressive behaviour and long claws, is multiplying so fast that 5,000 of them are believed to be in the pools....More...


Students work in classes as nude models

imageKutz is a nude model for Eastern's life-drawing classes, which can mean posing naked in front of dozens of students several times a week. It is a part-time job that counts as work-study. Art professor Jenny Chi said nude models are used for the ...More...


Discounted Nude 5K Registration Ends Soon

imageWant to cross "run a 5K in the buff" off your bucket list? There's still time to register for the upcoming Caliente Bare Dare at the discounted rate. This is the third year the race will will held at the resort, but it is the first time the results will determine the...More...


Figure models bare all in the name of art

In the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts, art students have an intimate – if not awkward – opportunity to study a respected part of art curriculum: nude figure drawing. As part of the ART 211 class offered by the Art and Design department, nude models visit and pose for student sketches...More...


Naturally FSU presents film reenactment of Greek pentathlon

imageOn Friday, Sept. 21, in the Student Union, Tallahassee Naturally and Naturally FSU will premiere their film, College Greek Athletic Meet, a collection of home videos of the past 17 years of the organizations' re-enactment of the ancient Greek pentathlon...More...


The naked truth about Kansas City's nude art

imageIs the "Accept or Reject" sculpture at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens an "obscene" piece? Unlikely. But is it understandable that the bare-breasted bronze is drawing protests, even in a metro area littered with outdoor...More...


Streaking toward the finish line at clothing-optional run

imageThe tan lines expose those people who are new at running without clothes. Experienced nude runners call these new runners "cottontails." But cottontails – and even those runners who wish to cover their tails – are welcome at the second annual Streak Sunsport Gardens 5K...More...


Is Naked Yoga for You?

imageThere are many types of yoga these days. You can participate in many varieties such as hot, laughter and couples yoga. Still, believe it or not the newest trend is performing poses in the nude. Are you ready to take your practice to this level? Find out...More...


Naked Rambler sent back to prison

imageStephen Gough, the former soldier known as the Naked Rambler after repeatedly being arrested for hiking without clothes, has been sent back to jail after he failed to co-operate with social workers. After again appearing in the dock naked...More...


Harry's naked Army! Facebook group supporting prince's nude antics now has 32,000 fans

imageHe might be in trouble with the Palace over nude photographs taken in Las Vegas, but at least he's got a few thousand (naked) shoulders to cry on. Prince Harry's naked army is made up of nearly 33,000 British soldiers and members of the public who have shed their clothes and given him a salute...More...


The Sweet Spot - The Trends in nudity (Video)

Check your appropriateness at the door, because this week A. O. Scott and David Carr are talking about people in the nude.... More...


10 Reasons To Vacation Naked

imagePeople crave fun, romantic, travel experiences. In the 2012 Harrison poll by MMGY Global, 90% of people agree that "The memories I get from my vacations make the trip worth it." The problem: A lot of people don't know how to go about it creating those fond... More...


Nude mural to be painted over

imageA southeast Atlanta mural depicting a woman in various states of undress will be covered up. "[The media] had a knee-jerk reaction to a couple of negative voices," said Nathan Bolster, executive director of operations for the nonprofit Living Walls Conference... More...


Reverend reveals all on TV to spread gospel of naturism

The Rev Bob Horrocks is a vicar who also just so happens to be a naturist. But the father of two, who bared all for a television programme, wants to change people's perceptions about the human body. The Church of England vicar, from the Seven Saints Rectory, in Farnworth, appeared naked on 4thought, on Channel 4 ... More...


Nude Model Gets $15K Over NYC Arrest

imageBody-painting model Zoe West's NYC lawsuit over her naked arrest in Times Square has been settled, her lawyer tells the New York Post. Let us paint you a picture of what set off this dispute: West's skin provided the canvas for a street artist whot... More...


Naked sun bather charged with disorderly conduct

The following are taken from incident reports filed recently at the Door County Sheriff's Department. • On Aug. 13, sheriff deputies were dispatched to Canal Park Beach off Lake Lane in the town of Sturgeon Bay responding to a report of a naked man on the beach. A deputy walked towards the concrete canal pier and saw a man completely naked with his knees apart sitting in a chair next to the pier in the sand... More...


Breast Strokes

imageHow do you convince non-models to disrobe and go topless so you could paint their breasts? It's easy when the artist is Sequi Cu Unjieng and the paintings are meant to raise funds for breast-cancer patients. Cu Unjieng's first solo exhibit in 2009, Ode to a Beautiful Nude, explored the range of female forms and heartfelt emotions. The artist stripped nudes of the usual pomp and highlighted their austere beauty... More...


Northumberlandia: The naked lady of Cramlington

imagePlanned for seven years and built over two, she is the largest landscape replica of the female body ever seen in the world, her creators say. She stands 112ft (34m) high at her tallest point, her forehead, and is 1,300ft (400m) long. She is made up of 1.5m tonnes of rock, soil, stone and clay... More...


Nude Weddings: 5 Places To Tie The Knot In The Nude

imageEven with the economy in a slump, the average cost of a wedding is rising. So why not save a couple bucks and walk down the aisle in your birthday suit? But wait--you can't marry in the buff just anywhere. Click through the slideshow below to see five places where you can be nude at the altar.... More...


5 top spots for Labor Day from our (just-posted!) complete Nude Beaches Guide 2012

imageYou saw the abridged version in our now-famous print edition last month, but just in time for the three-day weekend, Gary Hanauer's complete guide to the clothing-optional watering holes and breezy beaches of NorCal is available for your pants-free perusal. Didn't have any outings scheduled for your Labor Day lazefest?... More...


Would you Adam and Eve it? YOU columnist Liz Jones bares all

imageI am standing behind an elaborately clipped yew hedge. In front of me is a giant fir tree, topiaried into the face of a smiling man. He might well laugh. I'm down to my Hanro white schoolgirl knickers and a Gap vest. This is about as naked as I get. Even on my wedding night. No one ever has the chance to see me naked, least of all a gathering crowd of people I've never met and hopefully will never clap... More...


"Go-Topless Day" in New York seeks equal rights to bare chests

imageSome two dozen topless women protested in a New York City park on a hot, sweaty Sunday as part of what they called "National Go-Topless Day" to draw attention to inequality in topless rights between men and women. There were topless men in the park, too, but nobody paid them much attention, a disparity, organizers said, that demonstrated the need for the event.... More...


Joining in the Philadelphia Naked Bike Ride

imageThe website for the Philly Naked Bike Ride (PNBR) states that the purposes of the ride are - To promote cycling advocacy. - To raise awareness about fuel consumption and the environmental impact of car culture. - To promote positive body image. - To promote economic sustainability as a way of life and corporate responsibility... More...


Nudestock 2012

As mentioned last week, Nudestock 2012 took place over the weekend at Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park. Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park (commonly called "FS") is just that; it's a 40-acre family park where people with the shared interest of being nude can enjoy themselves without clothing in a family-friendly setting. FS is a non-profit private park that has been in existence since 1945... More...


Nudist ordinance pulled after debate

Nye County commissioners Tuesday rejected a proposed ordinance allowing private business owners to designate clothing optional areas, but Commissioner Joni Eastley cautioned local ministers that the outcome didn't reflect a victory for any one group. Nevada Treasures RV Resort could allow nudity in the pools even without the county's approval... More...


Lady Gaga Gets Naked While Recording New Album, 'ARTPOP'

imageLady Gaga has quite an interesting creative process. Gaga has reportedly decided to record her new album, ARTPOP, completely in the nude. "Gaga has really taken to the idea of naked recording," a source allegedly told the UK's The Sun. "She has been recording vocals while she's been completely starkers. She thinks it makes her voice sound better." Mother Monster is certainly not shy about baring her body, in public or in private ... More...


Mailer attacks Osceola commission candidate's nudist lifestyle

imageJeffery Goldmacher is running for the Osceola County Commission on familiar issues such as cutting government red tape and boosting the local economy. But a less conventional issue — his nudist lifestyle — is taking center stage. A mailer that purports to show a nude, snorkeling Goldmacher has raised the Republican candidate's ire. He said he has been forthright about living at the Cypress Cove Nudist Resort & Spa near Poinciana... More...


Inside The Fawlty Towers Nudist Resort

imageIn tough economic times, some hotels and resorts are ready to try just about anything to revive their sagging fortunes. On May 1, The Fawlty Towers Motel in Cocoa Beach rebranded itself as a "clothing-optional resort" in a bid to revive its sagging fortunes, and according to David Broad, 54, a Welsh national who manages the resort, business is picking up. But not everyone in Cocoa Beach is... More...


Carolina Foothills Nudist Resort Holds 'Survivor -- Nudist Style'

imageThe 21st season of "Survivor," the TV series debuts Sept. 19 and throughout the show's history, producers have tried every possible variation to keep the game fresh. But a nudist resort in Chesnee, S.C., is doing the game in a way that will never pass muster with CBS censors: A completely naked version. For the last three years, the Carolina Foothills Nudist Resort has been holding a two-day contest called "Survivor -- Nudist Style,"l... More...


Airport U-turn on censored Picasso

imageEDINBURGH Airport has reversed its controversial decision to cover up a Picasso nude displayed in a terminal building following criticism from arts chiefs. The portrait of the naked woman, advertising a Picasso exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, had originally been censored after attracting a string of complaints from offended passengers... More...


Joys of nudity bared as 18-year-old recruits young Scottish naturists

imageThe-18 year-old has become youth officer for the Scotland and Northern England region (Saner) of British Naturism, the national society which promotes and organises nudist activities throughout the UK. British Naturism has more than 10,000 members in the UK, although a survey conducted last year found there were 3.7 million people in Britain who described themselves as naturists... More...


Nude convention begins Monday

Pasco County is welcoming the 81st American Association of Nude Recreation Convention, Monday through Aug. 13. The convention will be held at the Lake Como Nudist Community and Resort. Arlene Reed, marketing director for the resort, said it's hard to predict how many people will attend because registrations keep arriving and people still can show up any time during the week. "It's very difficult to say... More...


In Florida, a real estate market where extra closet space isn't a concern

imageIt's official, folks: not only has this summer been a scorcher of epic, sweaty armpitted proportions, but this July was the hottest month on record in the continental U.S.David Cross called up Jackie Youngblood, a grandmother of eight and the Tampa Bay area's preeminent real estate agent for homebuyers who don't frequently buy clothing. Youngblood also happens to be a practicing nudist... More...


Enjoy The Olympics The Old Fashioned Way: Naked

imageLondon is gearing up for as many as a million extra visitors during the three week Olympic time period. Hotels are marking their rooms up to such a degree that it might seem like their taking travelers' shirts off their very backs. Luckily for nudists, this isn't a problem. A nice diversion from the jersey-clad crowds will be visiting a British naturist resort or club. (Brits say the word "naturist"... More...


Topless in NYC: One woman's crusade to bare her breasts

For most people, talking about the "right to choose" is usually a discussion involving a woman's right to an abortion. Not Moira Johnston. Her right to choose involves a woman's right not to wear a shirt, a tank top or even a bra. Called the "topless activist," the 29-year-old Philadelphia native has been seen, confronted and threatene... More...


Celebrate the human form at 'Clothing Optional' show

imageKeep your shirt on: Only the artwork is "Clothing Optional" in the new gallery show at CityArts Cooperative. "A few people have asked," artist Heather Clements said, laughing. "No, you cannot show up naked. It's the art, not you." "Clothing Optional" is an exhibition of new work by four... More...


Nudist resort worries over Insterstate 69

imageMembers of a southern Indiana nudist camp founded more than 60 years ago are worried that the Interstate 69 extension being built adjacent to the rural resort will ruin its peace and tranquility. The Evansville-to-Indianapolis highway extension will run past Fern Hills Club, a private family... More...


My Turn: Remembering a nudist colony

It wasn't the best of ideas, but somehow it just happened. We were on our way upstate to a resort hotel, which was, in fact, more of a boardinghouse with a porch and a pool. In the '70s, anything that took you out of New York in the summer was considered a resort. We were traveling with another couple who were more my husband's friends than mine. I hadn't asked too many questions... More...


Travel, Get Naked And Start Living Life

imageEveryone's jealous of my job. My work uniform, if I feel like dressing up, is flip flops and a smile. On causal Fridays, just the smile. OK, I do get dressed at 4 p.m. every day for our informal afternoon snack hour: I don my black bow tie as I walk naked into our pool serving the guests fresh strawberries. Yes, life is good for me. My lovely wife and I own a very popular nude sunbathing resort in sunny Palm Springs... More...


The Naked Traveler on naked traveling

imageWith many sectors of the travel industry doing it tough these days, there is one area that is currently going from strength to strength: naked travelling. (I was going to say 'on the rise' but thought better of it for obvious reasons.) With many sectors of the travel industry doing it tough these days, there is one area that is currently going from strength to strength: naked travelling. (I was going to say 'on the rise' but thought better of it for obvious reasons.)... More...


Judge: Naked man at TSA screening protected by free speech

An Oregon man kept his clothes on when he went through court security on his way to his trial, unlike the episode that got him there: stripping at Portland's airport to protest security measures he found invasive. On Wednesday, a judge ruled that John Brennan did not break the law when he stripped down at PDX back in April. Brennan was found not guilty of an indecent exposure charge filed after the incident. Judge David Rees ruled that Brennan's nudity was an act of protected speech. "In some way or another the court system works and nudity is protected speech in Oregon," Brennan said after the trial... More...


Nude Cruising. Not Just For Daring Europeans Anymore

imageNext February, Carnival Cruise liner Carnival Freedom will send its first nude cruise out on the open water. The eight-day Panama cruise will offer just what one expects from a proper nude vacation to Panama. The only clothing one might consider packing for the trip would be a sun-shielding Panama hat. I especially like the Valentine's Day... More...


Nudist Resort Sees Boost In Business As Temperatures Rise

imageTemperatures rising means business is booming at a place where folks are letting it all hang out. "I tell you Dave, if you have friends who live in a nudist colony, tonight wouldn't be a bad night to visit," I said. It was that comment to Dave Bender during Wednesday night's broadcast that sparked an email from a nice lady. Kitty told CBS13 the naked... More...


Tom Mulhall: Mazo Beach And The Case For More Nude Beaches in America

imageMany people think I'm a native Californian. Although my wife and I have lived in sunny Palm Springs, California for over 17 years, operating The Terra Cotta Inn nude sunbathing resort, I'm actually a native Chicagoan. Growing up in Chicago, you quickly learn there is a friendly rivalry between natives of the states of Illinois and... More...


Buns on the Run at BC's Nudist Wreck Beach

imageDozens of men and women bared all and braved all at Wreck Beach's 16th annual nude fundraising marathon despite Sunday morning's thunder and heavy drizzle. And while some decided to remain on the sidelines because of poor weather, others simply laughed it off. "If it's sunshine, the sunbeam is very strong here - a hazard - almost seven... More...


Does Minneapolis Need Nude, Late-Night Beach?

So far this year, two batches of bathers have been busted in Southwest Minneapolis for swimming naked in Lakes Calhoun and Harriet. A dig through the Minneapolis Police Department's archives confirms that most such incidents, or similar cases of people cited for being in a park after closing time, happened at Cedar Lake's Hidden Beach... More...


From The KOTV Vault: Dispatches From Sun Meadow Nudist Club, 1992-1994

imageTwenty years ago, we accepted an invitation to come out and visit the nudist club, Sun Meadow. In fact, we visited the Sun Meadow open house weekend three times: in 1992, 1993, and 1994. In this footage from the KOTV vault, watch as News on... More...


Odd Person Out in Nude Crowd

imageIt's not every day a naked woman in her late-60s approaches and asks why I'm wearing clothes and suggests that's breaking the rules. Such a thing could unnerve a modest person like me. It certainly put a tinge of red in my cheeks, but I think I recovered nicely. I told the charming lady — a committed nudist at the Ponderosa Nature... More...


Wisconsin Nudist Hot Spot Hit By Sex and Drugs Offences

imageThe beach, which is affectionately known as Mazo Beach, has, in recent years, become a hot spot of illegal drug taking and "lewd and lascivious" sexual behaviour. Mazo Beach's growing popularity has coincided with a wider increase in nudist activity in America. A recent survey of US households showed that 17 per cent of respondents who... More...


Cedar Trails Nudist Retreat to host annual Nudelywed Game on June 30

imageAmerica in the middle of a heat wave. To keep cool in the most effective way possible, you can wear just your birthday suit at Ohio's Cedar Trails Nudist Retreat. "I can't imagine swimming, hiking or playing volleyball with clothes on any more," said Chet, who has been a member of the nudist campground for three years. "My wife and I agree that... More...


Day 23 on the Trans-Canada: Pitstop at the Naturist Campground

imageQuebec was the last province to agree to build the Trans-Canada Highway, signing on after holdout Maurice Duplessis died in 1959 and was replaced as premier by the federalist Jean Lesage. The current stretch of Hwy. 20 that runs between Montreal and Quebec City is known as the Jean Lesage Autoroute to acknowledge... More...


New Video: Zak Waters, 'Skinny Dipping In The Deep End'

imageSummer is a time for pool parties, hot nights and sweet jams -- lucky for us, Zak Waters' "Skinny Dipping in the Deep End" video has that combo on lock. The L.A. musician's new jam sounds like Foster The People getting pumped with Maroon 5, all high-energy Saturday-night synths and soulful, Adam Levine-y vocals. The video's a... More...


Growing Demand for Naturism Promises Profitability

imagePortugal is experiencing significant growth in the demand for naturism, both among foreigners and the Portuguese, but those in the industry say more must be done by tourism authorities to take advantage of the "unharnessed potential" that the bustling sector offers. With its beautiful beaches, year-round sunshine and... More...


How One Night Of Skinny Dipping Changed Our Lives Forever

imageMary Clare and I were college sweethearts. We fell madly in love freshman year and still feel the same way today. Who would have thought that one night of fun, innocent skinny dipping during college would change our lives forever? Well it did! After that night, we were hooked for life and have enjoyed nude recreation... More...


TV's Hotel Inspector visits Birmingham nudist hotel Clover Spa

imageA NAKED hotelier will get a dressing down on national TV during a visit from the Hotel Inspector. Tim Higgs, 56, invited Channel 5 cameras into his naturist venue Clover Spa, a luxury seven-bedroom retreat in Erdington. But the visit of Hotel Inspector Alex Polizzi does not run smooth – with the hospitality guru and the... More...


Neighborhood Watch Asks City to Ban "Grotesque" Naked Bike Ride

imageLast month 200 cyclists wearing little more a bike rolled through Los Angeles for the World Naked Bike Ride. These ballsy brave bicyclists rode through the streets to call attention to the plight of cyclists and pedestrians in an "oil-dependent culture," but not everyone is a fan of the naked riders... More...


Nudist Resort is a Place to Cool Off

If this summer's first extended heat wave has you feeling that it's too hot to wear clothes, you can head to Sunny Rest Resort - a clothing optional destination near Palmerton just north of Allentown. The resort, which dates back to 1945, offers a relaxed clothes-free atmosphere and "modern facilities for all ages, genders, classes, races and... More...


Bare Necessities Tour & Travel: The Big Nude Boat - World Record Cruise on The Carnival Freedom!

imageWe understand that "bigger is not always better" but in our case we are graduating up to the highest-class ship that Carnival has to offer. We knew we could not go wrong. And the name of the ship? The Freedom! A name that suits our style so perfectly. From zany costume balls, Las Vegas style shows, fun theme nights and the luxury of deciding what NOT to wear, on February 9, 2013... More...


New American River Raft Route Takes Travelers Past Nude Beach-CBS Sacramentos' Local section

image"It's a whitewater jaw-dropper – families rafting on the American River floating right past naked men and women. It's happening along a stretch of the north fork of the river just outside of Auburn, ca. Nudists have been going to the spot for many years, but this year a raft full of kids could be passing by. "That's not appropriate for children to see," one concerned parent said"-CBS Sacramento ... More...


Breast cancer survivor can now swim topless in Seattle's public pools

imageJodi Jaecks, the 47-year-old breast cancer survivor who made local headlines this week for wanting to swim topless at a Seattle-area pool, had tried many things to soothe the nerve pain she suffered following a double mastectomy and chemotherapy last year. Drugs, physical therapy and specific pain treatments all failed to ease the burning caused by chest-wall nerves that are over-stimulated by the trauma of surgery... More...


New Zealand's Award-Winning Nudist Resort Now On Sale

imageOwners Kevin and Joan Sampson began the naturist resort in 1996, and it ended up being very successful. Each year, the property attracts 16,000 people. Moreover, in 2008 it won a "Tourism Industry Association" award for holiday parks. Now, however, the Sampsons have decided to explore other things, although they still plan to visit the resort as guests... More...


Venice Beach was a nude mecca

imageBefore Venice Beach became the tourist hot spot it's known as today, it was one of L.A.'s secrets. Actually, it was a topless secret. Fast forward to Sunday and people are still fighting for nudity. A group of topless women, save for..."When I grew up and went to the beach you were odd if you wore a bikini top," ... More...


Nude artist's model Zoe West Files Suit against New York City for violating Civil Rights

imageLast August, nude model Zoe West stripped down in Times Square, but it was all in the name of art. West, who was 21 at the time, was painted from head to toe by artist Andy Golub, known for painting naked ladies in public places. For years Golub has preferred his canvases in the buff, his models not only exposing themselves to the public but to... More...


World Naked Bike Ride 2012 in Portland

imageThe 2012 World Naked Bike Ride paraded through the streets of Portland on Saturday night. The marquee event of Pedalpalooza drew an estimated 8,000 riders to the streets, where inhibitions and clothes were both shed. Below you can find full coverage of those uncovered bikers. For a look at the scene on Saturday night that is suitable for... More...


FCC fines for nudity and profanity thrown out by Supreme Court

imageOn a 2003 episode of "NYPD Blue," a woman's nude buttocks were briefly seen in a darkened scene. Today, nine years later, the Supreme Court ruled that ABC and 45 of its affiliates do not have to pay the $1.24 million in fines that the Federal Communications Commission proposed they pay... More...


Getting naked is the secret to beating the heat!

imageSome people eat ice cream to cool down. Others go see a movie and sit in air-conditioned comfort. Stephane Deschenes recommends taking off all your clothes. The owner of Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park in East Gwillimbury is offering free passes to first-timers to escape the heat wave by peeling off and cooling off around the swimming pool and lake... More...


Zoro Gardens: A Nudist Colony In Balboa Park

imageWelton Jones, retired UT San Diego drama critic and Sunday editor, professed to the park support group, the Committee of 100's annual luncheon Friday that he was no professional historian. But through diligent digging, he pieced together the story of Zoro Gardens, a 6-acre section, now a butterfly garden just west of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center... More...


Essex naturist camp keen for more exposure on its 50th birthday

The club, which was formed in 1962, is now hoping even more people will give their nudist way of life a go with a series of special open days. The club's chairman Brian Stafferton said: "We've been members for about five years and like many people we just stumbled across naturism when we were on holiday... More...


The Naked Truth about nude hiking

imageOur comment that public nudity was illegal sparked a deluge of personal correspondence unparalleled in recent months, as nudists including hikers and bikers strained to point out that the activity did not break any laws. Naturist Action Group spokesman Duncan Heenan said: "I am responding to your article in Newbury Today in which you say that Naked Rambling is illegal. It is not, and I challenge you to quote any statute (other than specific bylaws) which say it is... More...


... the bottom line

NEARLY 100 naturists will have close encounters with razor-toothed sharks when they visit Newquay's Blue Reef Aquarium on Tuesday. The evening visit, part of Nudefest 2012, is believed to be one of the largest ever nude group visits to a UK aquarium. ​ Nudefest is an annual event organised by British Naturism which attracts hundreds of enthusiasts from across the country to the South West. During their visit naturists will tour around the displays and there will be a series of talks and feeding demonstrations by the aquarium's aquarists... More...


Top five: Naked, naturalist and nudist holiday ideas

imageEurope has a bunch of great beaches for baring all, which means a knockout nakation is never far away. Top of the list is Vera Playa in southeast Spain, with 2km of beach and seaside promenade for you to air your wares. Considered the capital of Spain's naturist scene, Vera Playa has a host of activities for you to enjoy sans clothes... More...


Cyclists bare all for York World Naked Bike Ride

imageTHESE cyclists dared to bare as they pedalled through the streets of York in the nude to send out a safety message. The seventh York World Naked Bike Ride saw clothes-less cycling fans set off through the city from the Millennium Bridge on Saturday. One of its aims was to highlight what organisers said was the "vulnerability" of cyclists on the roads... More...


'Nudestock 2012' to be Held in Basking Ridge

imageSky Farm Nudist Club, located on 35 mostly wooded acres off the lower part of Allen Road in Basking Ridge, is throwing an open house on Saturday, June 23, as a benefit for the American Red Cross and part of the club's 80th anniversary at its location. "Nudestock 2012" is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m... More...


Jacumba Trusts the Naked Guy

image"I am thinking about becoming the Duke of Jacumba," Dave Landman jokes. We are sitting in the dining room at his DeAnza Springs Nudist Resort, a property in Jacumba that Landman has owned for 15 years. Through the window an elderly couple can be seen sunbathing near the pool... More...


York's naked bike ride pedals into its seventh year

imageYork's annual naked bike ride will add its particular touch to the season on Saturday week. Would you believe that it is the seventh? Famously flat and therefore cycle-friendly, the city is one of 60 worldwide which stage the event to celebrate sustainable transport and highlight the vulnerability... More...


Alison Brie Attended A Nudist College *Video*

Alison Brie used to hang out naked in trees, so what? Come watch Alison Brie on Conan... More...


Haulover Beach Park users upset over planned boat facility

To better accommodate boaters, Miami-Dade County has approved the construction of a boat-storage facility at a parking lot at the public park between Sunny Isles Beach and Bal Harbour — and that has a handful of park visitors concerned. People at the nude beach on the northern part of Haulover Beach Park say... More...


Nude surfer Marama Kake makes waves on Sunshine Coast

imageA NAKED surfer has been creating more than a ripple of interest on the Sunshine Coast. Although scantily clad beachgoers are common in the tourist haven, boardriders and walkers have been left blushing by the sight of a woman taking to the ocean in her bare essentials. Word of the bold... More...


Naturist History Unveiled

Pasco County's growing collection of history began with an intentional blaze that destroyed a previous collection. I was very mad. A collection of the history of naturism here in Florida was burned up intentionally. How could someone do that? The year was 2004. As office manager for a large naturist resort here in Pasco County, I had learned many... More... 


First Person Singular: Susan Weaver, 61, Annandale, president of the American Association for Nude Recreation

image I've been a nudist for 25 years. This guy I was dating said, "Let's go to the nude beach." And I said, "Oh no, I can't. I'm too heavy." The irony is that I was ruining my health trying to stay a size 4 with bulimia. But like many women, I still saw myself as being heavy. We negotiated. I would go to the beach with him, but I would wear my bathing suit. He won't coerce me; he wouldn't... More...


Nudist Park participates in National Trail Days

imageSnohomish Mayor loves to compare city to Sultan but Snohomish doesn't have anything like this! The Lake Bronson Family Nudist Park will participate in National Trail Days, sponsored by the American Hiking Society, with a family-friendly, clothing-optional guided hike through its 320-acre Stewardship Forest on Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM... More...


Nude Beaches: Which Country's Citizens Are Most Likely To Sunbathe Nude?

imageGod bless the nudists. Expedia just released their very scientific list of nation's whose citizens have admitted to sunbathing nude while on beach vacations. The travel site enlisted Harris Interactive to conduct an online survey of some 8,599 adults in 21 countries to learn more about what people do on beach vacations. 52% of respondents... More... 


Kissimmee 5K Participants to Run in the Nude

imageThe second-annual Streak The Cove 5K will be held in Kissimmee on Sunday, and it's not your average race. Streak The Cove is a "clothing optional" race that starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Cypress Cove Resort, a nudist resort. According to the event website, Streak The Cove 5K officials say participants can... More... 


Washington Nudist Park Plans Naked Hike for National Trails Day

A Washington nudist park is celebrating National Trails Day next month with a clothing optional hike. Lake Bronson Family Nudist Park near Sultan will host the hike June 2 from 1-5 p.m. on its 320-acre forest. The park, run entirely by volunteers, has about 200 members and gets 150 to 200 additional visitors on warm weather weekends, said past president Randy Hoppenbrouwer. "The Northwest has lots of... More... 


Naked Crime Fighter

imageBeing buck naked didn't stop a Point Vernon man from trying to thwart a midnight chemist burglary on Sunday. As alarm bells rang into the night, Tony the would-be crime fighter, got out of bed to investigate. It didn't matter that it was freezing cold and he didn't have any clothes on, the... More... 


The Art And Science Of Going Nude

imageAt the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia, the artist Stuart Ringholt leads unusual, after-hours tours: art-gazing in the nude. One day last month, 32 men and 16 women signed up. The New York Times was there to document the tour, in all its glory. The link between art... More... 


Naked Before the Camera: Nudes at the Metropolitan Museum

imageThe Met is turning over a new leaf with Naked Before the Camera, a racy exhibit of nude photography for the notoriously tasteful institution. Tucked away in the tiny Howard Gilman Gallery of vintage photography, a lighted marquee hanging above the entrance spells the word "Naked," as if to suggest you're about ... More... 


ABC Reality Naturism Beaches Show Calls For Public Votes

Naturist Ton Dou has set out a new task to eliminate the bad vibe and misrepresentation that Naturism seems to regularly get targeted by. His efforts are going towards a campaign to free the stigma and set new boundaries for mainstream media to tackle bare body freedom. Through popular website realitywanted.com Ton wants to drum up enough attention to get a place on ABC to ... More... 


Japanese Island man lives as Naked Hermit

imageBut 76-year-old Masafumi Nagasaki has made this kidney-shaped island in Japan's tropical Okinawa prefecture his retirement home, with an unusual dress code: nothing at all. Naked, he braves lashing typhoons and biting insects as a hermit in the buff. "I don't do what society tells me, but I do follow the rules of the natural world. You can't beat nature so you just have to obey it completely," he said ... More... 


Dr. Seuss's Little-Known Book of Nudes

imageOne hundred eight years ago today, the world welcomed Theodor Seuss Geisel, better-known as Dr. Seuss—legendary children's book author, radical ideologist, lover of reading. Among his many creative feats is a fairly unknown, fairly scandalous one: In 1939, when Geisel left Vanguard... More... 


Nudist Purchases East County Town

Businessman and resort owner Dave Landman closed last week on 29 properties in Jacumba, including the Jacumba Hot Springs Resort, the Jacumba Lake and several businesses.Click here to find out more! The town, which used to be a hot spot for Hollywood stars, fell on hard times after Interstate 8... More... 


Enter Through the Gift Shop: A Q&A With Ellen Harvey About Her Nudist Museum at DODGEgallery

imageEllen Harvey's The Nudist Museum Gift shop is on view in New York's DODGEgallery from February 23 through April 1. The installation features dozens of paintings of decorative consumer objects that are somehow ornamented with nudes, such as a penknife accented with naked... More... 


Do it in the nude: public pools offer naked swimming

imageLetting guests hit the water completely naked is becoming more and more common in Danish public pools. Jens Rasmussen, the chairman of the 1,000-member strong Danish Naturists association, said he was happy about the trend even though it's limited... More... 


Nude cyclists hit the streets of Lima to demand safety measures

imageHundreds of under-dressed Peruvian cyclists took to the streets of the country's capital Lima Saturday to demand better safety measures for bikes on the road. Protestors say that thousands of cyclists have been killed on the roads because of poor safety measures and reckless drivers... More... 


Students shed inhibitions, clothes for naked yoga

imageStudies have shown the many health benefits of yoga, from stronger muscles to lower blood pressure and a calmer state of mind. Now devotees are touting a new kind of yoga class to boost body acceptance: naked yoga. Nude yoga classes have been sprouting up at yoga studios across the United States and... More... 


Your host for the night, a stark-naked comedian

imageI HAVE seen brave men in my life but never have I seen a master of ceremonies walk on stage butt naked. Well, almost. On Wednesday night, at the launch of Marie Claire magazine's naked issue at the Forum at the Campus in Bryanston, Johannesburg, comedian David Levinsohn walked on stage with only... More... 


Exiled Iranian women pose nude in video calling for more sexual freedom

The women, who are living in exile in Europe, have bared all in front of the camera as each of them deliver a defiant message. Their slogans include 'I believe in the equality of women and men' and 'my thoughts, my body, my choice'. ... More... 


Nude art show honors body beautiful in the buff

The nude art show will take place in an old broom factory on the gritty fringes of east Ybor. Organizer Kelly Stevens calls the Fourth Avenue warehouse "delightfully industrial'' and well-suited for showcasing edgy art and live performances that honor the body bare... More... 


Naked Dining! The World's Strangest Restaurants

imageNaked dining has become a bit of a craze. There was even an event in Melbourne in 2009. Although health regulations require that the waiters and chefs stay clothed, everyone else at a "clothing optional dinner" get together in the altogether. The only item that is not optional is... More... 


Naked Rowers Break Atlantic Record

imageRowing across the Atlantic Ocean may be an extreme test of human endurance but an all female crew who completed the feat discovered a secret tactic to ease the physical burden -- rowing nude. "We spent a lot of time rowing naked because when the sea water gets... More... 


Clean Up, Nude or Not-Clean Up Australia Team

imageA call to arms has been issued to Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast residents: keep our beaches and towns tidy. Clean Up Australia Day is the perfect vehicle to do so. Now in its twenty-second year, the day sees in excess of half a million people collect more... More... 


Naked, Pregnant Model Walks Runway In London

imageUnexpected boobs are a surefire way to get people talking, and Welsh milliner Robyn Coles took advantage of that fact at her debut show in London over the weekend. To showcase her newest line of hats, Coles didn't just send nude models down the... More... 


Nudity Not Rude at Home

imageAfter a mother complained to police about her family being able to see Palmerston Deputy Mayor Geoff Carter nuding up in his house, many people told NT News they are happy to go regularly naked at home. But most people, and the law, agreed that nudity should... More... 


Naked Ice Climber Scales Frozen Waterfall

An ice climber exposed himself to the elements Monday afternoon by climbing a frozen waterfall in nothing but his boots. Around 2:30 p.m., a National Forest Service employee was driving through Spearfish Canyon when a naked man climbing up Bridal Veil Falls interrupted his... More...


Ke$Ha Loves Body Painting House Parties

Pop star KE$HA throws "clothing-optional" house parties at her Tennessee home and invites guests to cover one another with bright body paint. The TiK ToK hitmaker is known for her offbeat dress sense and her wild party lifestyle, and the singer loves nothing better than letting loose in... More...


Milton Resort Has Catered to Nudists for Decades

imageThey're like everyone else, they just don't wear clothes. Members of Riviera Naturist Resort are from all walks of life: professionals, happily married couples, military men and a few snowbirds. The only difference between this resort and other vacation spots is that once the car is parked, the clothes must come off. "When you're nude it's very... More...


Moon Brings Out Skinny Dippers

imageIf you go down to the beach tonight, you're sure of a big surprise. If you go down to the beach tonight, you'd better go in disguise. Naturists are reviving an ancient custom at city beaches from 8.30pm, throwing their clothes off to celebrate the full moon. Free Beaches New Zealand members want people around the country to "cast off their inhibitions" and join... More...


The Naked Truth About Cat Island

Neck-ed. Stalked by "snoopers" and "smut-hounds." Rumored to have once expected an invasion by the Klu Klux Klan. These are among the problems naturists faced in the 1930s on Cat Island in Beaufort. They were said to be the first nudist colony in the United States, and a little blue house on the small Sea Island still marked the spot of their site till 2004. An article from the... More...


Naked Pedalo Pair's Third Atlantic Crossing Attempt

Kieran Sweeney, 26, and Callum MacDonald, 25, of Whitehaven, want to raise £50,000 for the Children's Heart Unit at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital. A broken drive system scuppered their first attempt at the 3,000-mile crossing in December, and food poisoning ended their second last week. They are wearing no clothes to avoid chafing from... More...


Nude Poet Cycles Hogsback Pass

Well-known artist, poet and self-confessed naturist, Lara Kirsten, had the conservative community of Hogsback in the Eastern Cape in a spin on Friday as she cycled nude down Hogsback Pass. Moreover, it is not the first time that Miss Kirsten has bared her all on a bicycle down this Pass. Quoting Milan Kundera Lara explains: "nudity is the most cherished of all freedoms, the value most in danger"... More... 


Nudity Not Necessarily an Offence

imagePeople upset by a bit of beach nudity might just have to learn to lump it – nudists are apparently well within their rights to get their kit off for a dip. Opunake Beach was all a flutter on Wednesday afternoon after a pair of elderly breasts were seen taking a swim and then sunbathing. Police took two calls from the public concerning the exposure before visiting the beach and informing patrolling lifeguards a bare chest was not an offence... More... 


Justices Finally Notice Naked Statues In The Supreme Court

court fights over the right of the FCC to fine TV networks over indecency -- including "fleeting" expletives and nudity. The Supreme Court heard the latest case last week (we got behind on coverage due to CES), and it certainly sounds like the Supreme Court Justices are perfectly happy with censoring the public airwaves. Reading the quotes from the transcript, it's really quite ridiculous. The Justices seem to spend a lot more time prudishly discussing what they think is appropriate, rather than the actual legal issues.... More... 


Top Welsh designer plans naked catwalk show for London Fashion Week

imageTOP Welsh designer Robyn Coles has found a whole nude way of attracting attention to her fashion creations – by sending models down the catwalk completely naked! The saucy miliner is staging a show during London Fashion Week in which her models will be totally starkers – except for her hats. Robyn, a former fashion buyer, is showing her first ever collection as the world's fashion elite descend on the style capital of the world... More... 


Judge gives 'Naturist' dressing down

imageMay 8, 2009 was Amanda Fernick's first day on the job working the window of a Tim Hortons drive-through in Bracebridge, 180 kilometres north of Toronto. She leaned out to provide change and was shocked to see Brian Coldin was not wearing a shirt or pants and his genitals were visible. Four days later, Mr. Coldin was a passenger in a car with two other men, all naked, that pulled up to an A&W drive-through. The clerk there, Jessica Cramer-Swift, was similarly startled. There was joking inside... More... 


Colorado Cool

imageIf you think Ski Town USA is only about the skiing, think again. Winter in Steamboat Springs, Colo., can be a time to try everything from fly-fishing to hot-air ballooning to skinny dipping in a remote natural hot springs. Want some indoor activities? How about Pilates, knitting classes or throwing a bowl on a potter's wheel. All that variety exists because of the balance Steamboat has struck as a vacation destination and a town in its own right... More... 


Art tours with a Bare Canvas

imageAbout 100 Tasmanians have signed up for two special naturist tours of David Walsh's Museum of Old and New Art this month. The tours are the brainchild of Melbourne-based artist Stuart Ringholt who presents the tour as an artwork in itself designed to explore themes of fear and embarrassmentMONA senior curator Nicole Durling invited Ringholt to hold the tours as part of MONA FOMA after participating in his piece Anger Workshop at the Sydney Biennale. Ms Durling said she encountered some scepticism from colleagues about whether people would be interested in signing up for naturist tours... More... 


Nudists Hit Back at Complaints

imageNudists using a popular beach in the Auckland suburb of St Heliers to sunbathe in the buff have defended the practice as ''harmless'' following complaints from the public. A tourist and a visitor to Auckland have complained of seeing nude sunbathers at Ladies Bay and want Auckland Council to put up warning signsThe tourist claimed two nudists even chased children who were part of his tour group. But a group of four nude men at the beach today said the practice was harmless and that Ladies Bay was a well known nudist spot... More... 


Naked Twister

imageYoga instructor Joey Barnes enters the room where his class is set to begin in just a few minutes. He drops his bag and opens his folded notes, making a last mental record of the movement and balance poses he has planned for this afternoon's session. After a quick scan he puts the paper in his pocket and removes his jacket, shoes and socks. He is left wearing a tank top and track pants. An agreeable uniform for the practice of yoga... More... 


My Naked Yoga Class

imageI had enrolled in a naked yoga class on impulse. My husband was gone for two months that summer, and in my solitude, I began a spiritual exploration of sorts, signing up for Buddhist book groups, taking long, contemplative walks, and reading a good deal of Eckhart Tolle. I was in a normal, fully clothed yoga class when I struck up a conversation with the woman I'd been paired with for partner poses. She was incredibly flexible.... More... 


Close-up Photos of r Tunick Nude Photo Shoot Leaked Online

imageClose-up pictures from a massive nude photo shoot orchestrated by celebrated artist r Tunick have reportedly leaked online in recent days, in what shoot organizers claim was done against their wishes. In September, 1,200 male and female volunteers participated in the mass nude photograph at the Dead Sea, including men and women ranging from 20 years old to somewhere in their sixties... More... 


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