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What needs to change for naturism to be accepted — Nu et heureux – Naked and Happy

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 […]

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Love this article. It says it all.

 

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…

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[Video]: Britain’s Secrets With Anne Robinson (Body Image) | The Naturist Page | The Naturist Page — All Nudist

Although the video takes place in Britain. It’s easy enough to say this would happen anywhere around the globe. The thing is, everyone has their own views on body image. Some have their extre… Source: [Video]: Britain’s Secrets With Anne Robinson (Body Image) | The Naturist Page | The Naturist Page

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I am watching this on iPlayer bit by bit and have seen the segment with Anne’s visit to the home of the naturist Bedford couple and was so pleased to see, despite those strange cloudy things in front of tits and bits, how well this was done and how their natural lifestyle was treated with such an air of normalcy. Anne Robinson’s attitude was excellent and her summary at the end of that segment was so good. I won’t spoil it for you, so do try to watch the programme.

I have to watch the rest yet and don’t know if our naturists reappear later, but no matter, the whole programme so far is very good and very watchable.

Kudos Anne, the Beeb and our excellent Bedford naturists. That segment is a great advertisement for naturism.