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Good for him

And in America too!

https://metro.co.uk/2018/09/20/cops-allow-nudist-to-garden-in-the-buff-as-long-as-he-doesnt-touch-himself-7965253/

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If this is the way that the world is developing, then that’s great. People should be allowed to be nude on their own property – and elsewhere too when appropriate. Good to sse the cops taking a sensible approach. Oh that was universal.

Päntsdrunk? What’s Wrong With These Scandinavians?

This BBC3 article tells us that “päntsdrunk” is the newest, bestest hyyge, plogging, lagom lifestyle choice.

All it requires is that people stay at home on long cold winter evenings and drink alone, wearing only their underwear. OK! But in their underwear? Really? Drink alone in underwear when you can drink alone in the nude – if you must drink alone? Nude with friends preferably of course. And on the subject of drinking alone at home – well, do you? (OK, I do sometimes. “Got to just finish this bottle. Not much left. Go on then!”).

So what should it be called? nudedrunk? drunknude? You choose!

And by the way: I don’t think for one moment that Scandinavians, known worldwide to be free living and unashamed, would dream of sitting around in underwear. They are nude in family saunas, so why on earth would they? Perish the thought!

 

Germany’s Historical Contribution to Naturism is Impressive – Is It Still the Case?

Early leaders of the modern naturism era – ancient naturism has been around since the birth of man, surpressed only in recent millenia – Germany is to be admired. Even during the breakup of the nation post-WWII, the eastern Germans took to our lifestyle with gusto, even more so than their western counterparts perhaps.

But what of German naturism today? This photo article tells all:

http://www.dw.com/en/why-germanys-nudist-culture-remains-refreshing/a-43917929

I wonder what our German colleagues think of this?

Flauchersteg beach in Munich (Imago/K-P. Wolf)

Byron Bay Nude Beach Games (From Last Year)

Great article and video here on the joys of beach naturism down under. Long may it continue. Check out their FB site here. This photo is from their site.

It’s a struggle and we wish them every success in maintaining their naturist enjoyment.

HAPPY NUDING!

Frosted Window for Protection

What a compromise. New school gets a frosted glass window so old naturist doesn’t have to change his lifestyle. The world is getting better!

But for whose protection: his from being overlooked without causing problems or the kids from having to see a human body?

http://metro.co.uk/2017/08/30/school-to-get-frosted-glass-window-so-naturist-neighbour-can-sunbathe-naked-6889643/

 

Different Countries, Different Cultures

This entertaining article about German naturism from The New York Times Style Magazine illustrates how different naturism (or nudism if you prefer) is in different countries. The article discusses German attitudes, fleetingly compared to US, and the differences, as we all know, are huge. Can you imagine city centre (center) parks in DC or NYC allowing clothing optional sunning? Nope, nor me! World’s apart.

But so are the differences within Europe itself. UK is more reserved, as one would expect, and naturists are expected to cover up in public with bare acceptance at nudist beaches, France is the naturist destination of choice for many but is only now getting round to public naturism away from designated nude beaches, Italy is still trying to decide, but Spain – the repressed country of my childhood under Franco – is head and shoulders ahead with nudity no longer illegal anywhere.

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We often hike along a France/Spain border trail wondering what reaction we would receive from the authorities of either nation. A moot point – there are hardly ever any other hikers, let alone anyone in a uniform.

Nevertheless, cultures are different and must be respected. But roll on the day when we can all enjoy total freedom of public unclothed recreation in cities, countryside and coastlines and bask in open acceptance by the masses of any western country.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/24/t-magazine/travel/german-nudist-culture-fkk-freikorperkultur.html?_r=1