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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

Después de ocho años de trabajo, Spencer Tunick hizo desnudos en Colombia

Spencer Tunick: worldwide ambassador for naturism. OK, its for art really, but it gets people naked and some will enjoy it enough to continue – alone, at home with family or or out there socially. It’s got to be good, right?

(English with Spanish subtitles)

The Maryland Topfreedom Conversation (Hi, neighbors!) — All Nudist

Originally posted on breastsarehealthy: Ocean City, Maryland, September 2016. I’ve gone bare-chested in Ocean City between 20 and 30 times in the last two years. By and large people ignored me, as they should. I just received an E-mail from a female Marylander which opened with, “Hello… today I saw the OC Coastal Dispatch article regarding…

via The Maryland Topfreedom Conversation (Hi, neighbors!) — All Nudist

A Ban On Mooning? How Victorian!

This article appeared a few days ago in The Sydney morning Herald.

Incredible but true, says journalist James Norman: it’s now officially a crime to expose your bare buttocks in public in the Australian state of Victoria. For many Aussies, the sight of partygoers mooning in the street or the occasional streaker interrupting a cricket match is part of life. It might irritate some, but we’ve never felt the need for a specific law “to police such larrikin behaviour”. Yet thanks to a new amendment to Victoria’s Summary Offences Act, people who indulge in these relatively harmless forms of public nudity could now face up to two months in jail. Repeat offenders risk six months behind bars. The law also bans the singing of obscene songs or ballads in public. It’s a ridiculously over-the-top piece of legislation. More than 100 people have pledged to bare their backsides outside the Victorian Parliament House at the next full moon in protest against the new laws, but police have warned them to keep their pants on or face “criminal charges”. Mad. If you go to Germany, it’s not uncommon to see whole families picnicking naked in the park, but here we’re cracking down on mooning. Our “Victorian morality” has made us a “laughing stock”.

Precis courtesy of The Week

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Moon River