Sophie explains well in her excellent video:
As naturists, we feel good if not better while naked. Many of us would like to be able to be naked more frequently not facing negative consequences. For this, we need to continue, if not increase, to tell the naturism story and its many benefits. However, I was asking myself the question: what needs to […]
Love this article. It says it all.
This is an excellent (typically English, don’t you know) entertaining video that explains consent, over a cup of tea. This is so well done!
Pity that the embed link doesn’t seem to work, so I discarded it. I hope that the video in this link works for you though.
Enjoy and pass it on…
In this news report in Kent Online it seems that exhibitionist Jenner has again been fittingly reported by righteously-offended neighbours for his anti-social behaviour and was once more arrested. He’ll appear in court on Nov 4.
Whichever way you care to look at it, and I take the first view, this is great news for the press and bad news for Rob. The prudes seem, unfortunately, to be winning – for now.
I don’t advocate for the freedom to be naked whenever and wherever we please. That’s too much of a stretch in today’s world. But I do advocate for the right to be naked in the privacy my own property and anywhere that my nudity is unlikely to cause offence – or even a stir. Regrettably for Rob, on his street nudity is clearly not acceptable to some. Heed the warning, Rob.
The problem now is that the case on Nov 4 will be less about his right to live his life as he chooses, even with his warning notice (which isn’t going to appease anyone unfortunately), and more about his failure to abide by a previous lawful instruction. He seems to be on a hiding to nothing.
But wouldn’t it be neat if, for once, the world moved on and he is given the go ahead to live his life nude. I know – that ain’t gonna happen! Not yet anyway. But the world is moving on. 50 years ago LGBT was far more offensive than naturism today, and look where that is today. Even 20 years ago, WNBR was a distant dream. Slowly but surely, with the right approach from all of us naturists, time will change. Is Rob a pioneer for us or an offensive eyesore to his neighbours? Both, but he’s made his point and he is going to have to abide by today’s (misguided) laws sooner or later.
The Naked Rambler may have hung up his boots (for now) so are we now going to witness the saga of the Naked Carpenter?
Answers on a postcard to…
Young Naturists America (YNA) has blogged a helpful appraisal of sunscreens. Although this is US-based of course, the content is universally excellent (well, worldwide, to be pedantic – it would be hard to judge the effectiveness of sunscreens in a galaxy far from here) in that it gives an in-depth assessment of what sunscreens do and don’t do. Far more important than comparing brands, in fact.
It’s based on an EWG report – Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a nonprofit organization that raises public awareness about the toxins in our environment and in the everyday products we consume, according to YNA.
Interestingly, YNA reports that ‘EWG calls sunscreen a “last resort” for sun protection.’ Wow! Read on for more
I don’t often give mentions to naturist organisations, but here’s one that is heartily recommended. If I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: YNA has become a major force in North America naturism and deserves support. It’s an impressive organisation that does a great job of promoting nudism – and not just for the ‘Young’ in its name. Subscribe – you’ll learn lots.
I made it back safe and sound after a business assignment in darkest(?) Africa. Whoever coined that hadn’t been to the bright sunny spot that I enjoyed. Hot, sunny, humid, remote, bird-rich (most of the non-game-park animals were devoured long ago), insect-rich (pesky mosquitoes), colourful; a fantastic experience as ever with fascinating friendly people.
I’ve been living and working on and off in Africa for over 40 years. I never get bored with it. Roll on the next visit.
Interesting though that indigenous tribes that once wore as little as the climate allowed now modestly cover themselves and rarely show their natural beauty. Bloody missionaries! Even 20 years ago, open roadside nudity in remote areas at washing holes in West Africa was common. I recall beaches where sunning and swimming nude by all nationalities was commonplace. No longer! African society has moved on and now nakedness has been confined to the regressive repressive morality of many restrictive cultures around the world. What a tragedy. The perfect place (mozzies excepted) and little opportunity for us nudists (except at South Africa’s fine naturist resorts).
But…I do know one or two remote spots on this vast continent! Seek and ye shall find…
It’s good to be back to my corner of Southern France though. Beaches, hiking, sunshine and no mozzies.