Nudefest is just 10 weeks away and you can still get tickets (via somersetlive)

The naturism festival is returning to Thorney Lakes for a third successive year

Tickets for Nudefest remain on sale as the third running of the popular naturism event in Langport nears.

Hundreds of people have flocked to Thorney Lakes in the past two years to enjoy the raft of entertainment on offer at the British Naturism-organised nudist festival.

This year, the treats awaiting hundreds of nudists include a Mad Hatter’s tea party, yoga, clay pigeon shooting and a barn dance with a rodeo horse.

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Desnudos en ruinas y monumentos (via mama nudista)

The other day I read a story from long ago, about the great concern that generated in the authorities of the Cusco region, the fashion of undressing for photos in Machu Picchu, ancient Inca city located in the Andean mountain range in southern Peru . They arrested two tourists and even reinforced the security so that it would not be repeated. The millennial citadel is the cultural heritage of humanity. According to the country’s minister of culture, getting undressed there is a lack of respect and undermines good manners, since Machu Picchu is a religious sanctuary for the locals. Therefore nudity is prohibited in the complex, and sanctions will be applied to those who do not respect it.

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curator’s note Original in Spanish

Nakation Chronicles V: SXM, Spain and La Jenny, France (2007) (via The Meandering Naturist)

Chapter Five or our Nakation Chronicles; yet another attempt to convince my followers that wearing a swimsuit on vacation really isn’t necessary, let alone pleasing!

2007 represented our third of five annual visits to St. Maarten, and perhaps our best-ever day on neighboring Tintamarre. Then later that year, with one daughter away at college, family vacation “lite” where we rented a private villa (instant naturist resort!) near Malaga before a few days in Barcelona and the last family trip to La Jenny. (We’ve been back several times since, but sans children.) During our stay, we met a freelance photographer who was eager to experiment with recently acquired equipment, so we got a nice photo-shoot out of the deal.

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Thank You Y’all, The Time Has Come… (via Clothing Optional)

Good naked morning friends.

It’s rather a bittersweet day for me today for me, but I’ve decided it’s a better decision for me at this point in my life. I have decided that I will be downsizing, when it comes to social media and naturism. And as part of that, unfortunately, I’m planning on retiring my Clothing Optional blog. I’m not saying goodbye from nudism/naturism, it’s just that I’ve been so busy lately with work and other priorities in my life that I haven’t blogged for a while, and truthfully, unfortunately I’ve just started losing the desire of blogging.

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curator’s note A genuine naturist blogger leaves the blogosphere

I tried co-ed naked yoga, and it radically changed my self-image (via INSIDER)

The idea of doing downward dog in the nude seemed terrifying at first but was actually quite liberating.

I’m sitting on my yoga mat, sandwiched between two middle-aged men in business suits. The room glows softly with the haze of low fluorescent lighting, and the couple behind me is chatting animatedly about their workweek. I swallow and try to distract myself with a warm-up. You have to look totally unbothered, I tell myself. It’s worse if people notice that you’re nervous. What I’m trying so hard to forget is that in a matter of minutes, I’m going to see these people naked. Every single one of them.

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Naked man ‘wearing just shoes and socks’ by side of busy A1 road in middle of day shocks passing motorists (via

A man was spotted casually in a field by the side of a busy main road – completely naked.

Motorists pulled over on the A1 near Lincoln to take photos of the bizarre site of the man who appeared to have lost everything but his shoes and socks.

The topless and bottomless male was spotted standing by a tree next to a black car, which had its passenger door open.

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curator’s note Helpful or hurtful?

health and agriculture

We have health problems in this world.   Oodles of them.    Why?       It’s been a long time since our race was perfect.   Lots of deterioration has happened.    But since we are what we eat,   and we can do something about what we eat usually.      That’s one area we have control over.       And I’ve discovered interesting things about it.      There was a Dr Northern some time back who was a real doctor,   real in the sense that he really wanted to find out what causes disease and how to prevent it.    He hired a young chemist Cary Reams (who’s been called Einstein’s brightest student)  to help him and they did extensive research in nutrition.    What they found is that our soils generally are badly out of balance and/or low in minerals.   The exact correct balance of minerals needed was found by Reams as he did radioactive mineral tagging to trace what plants did with minerals.   And then bears out in real life application.    It turns out that what makes a plant healthy is the same that makes us healthy and disease free when we eat the product.

In 1936 Dr Northern spoke before US congress urging them to do something about the health problems caused by nutrient depleting of our soils.   But nothing happened.   And then WWII took everyone’s attention.    After the war there were chemical companies who’d rapidly accelerated their production for the war effort who suddenly found themselves without a market for their products.   Land grant universities were established for research,  and thy figured out how to work agriculture into a big marked for their chemicals.   And so it’s gone ever since.  The focus is in the wrong place to obtain healthy plants and the resulting healthy animals and humans.  Then the medical industry grows substantially to manage the diseases that develop,  for profit.     Ever wonder why cancer research is always an ongoing thing and yet a cure is never really found?     Oh but the cure has been found,  over and over again,   both prevention and cure.  But it’s ignored and kicked out of the system.    Why?   There’s no money in it for the system.   The hospitals would go broke if everyone were taught how to be healthy,  the drug companies would have no market for their drugs,  the chemical companies would loose out if farmers were taught how to grow really healthy food that stops disease in it’s tracks and backs it up.     But the information is available for private research.    Reams work was never written up by himself,  but he taught others.   Two men mainly took it up,  Dr Scow, a veterinarian,  who established International ag labs, and A Dr Alex Beddoe, a dentist who wrote a book called Nourishment Home Grown.  And others working on it as well later on.   A system being called nutrient dense,  or high brix.    And the results are obvious once anyone gets a taste.  The flavor of nutrient dense produce is superb.   Better than anything you ever tasted from normal agriculture.

But now there’s another side to it as well.    I’ve come to see that the original plan of lifestyle implemented by our Creator in the garden of eden,  is the very best for our health.   Simply stated;    Naturist gardening,  and eating what grows without any modification.    But even there, if it’s not grown nutrient dense,  it’s still not going to create the best health, or be very appetizing.      So combine naturist gardening with an implementation of Reams system of nutrient dense agriculture,  and then consume it right from the plant without a hint of modification,   and you have a plan that can’t be beat.     Why raw?      There’s several people in just the last few hundred years who have tried it with interesting results.     One man on a raw vegan diet was able to build endurance till he ran 100 miles per day several days on end.     He just never got tired and kept going.  So we are operating physically on a very low level, very inefficiently, on our normal cooked and flesh food diet.   And longevity?   One man lived to be 132 (guessed at by his last wife, since there were no birth records and he wouldn’t tell)   and died of a trail riding accident.   One man lived to 152 and died when his diet changed.    And finally one man in china lived to 256 on such a diet.   1677-1933. Which is the only really long term experiment I know of in modern times free of accidental death or violation of the diet.     Check out Annett Larkins on youtube.   What’s going on with her?      But trying to eat that way from the grocery store?  Forget it,   the food is worthless in nutrition and flavor.    Only solution is learn how to do nutrient dense agriculture and grow it myself.

Back to the Naturist gardening life where we came from over 6000 years ago.  Sunshine on the skin is a big part of good health.  But what we eat is a much bigger part.    I just learned that chlorophyll when consumed and circulating in our blood,  will generate extra amounts of disease fighting antioxidants when exposed to the light that passes through our skin.   So eat that raw chlorophyll and get naked in the sun.     Addicted to cooked food or animal flesh?  Then just eat yerself into the grave.  Forks spoons and knives are the most effective grave digging tools around.    We have the opportunity to eat ourselves into life and health if we’ll just determine to do so.    And I’ve come to realize that we can readjust our mental attitudes intelligently,  according to reason,   we don’t have to follow inclination.    I see that once I get myself on that high brix raw diet,  everything else will seem  so low quality as to be worthless,  won’t even desire it.  I’m fed up with the grocery store diet, it’s gettin me down,  have to get something better going.

Naked spelunking: Popular Upstate NY cave offers nudist tour by lantern light (via

The event is even generating some celebrity buzz.

Billed as “A Leisurely Naked Stroll Through The Cave By Lantern Light,” Howe Caverns in Schoharie County is offering a one of a kind subterranean tour for those who prefer clothes-free recreation.

The event takes place on International Nude Day–July 14, 2018–and is intended to be a celebration of body positivity. The popular tourist attraction shared details in a Facebook post.

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A Naturists’ Guide To Social Networks and Censorship of Nudity Online (via

A guide to the best social networks for naturists, artists and anyone who’s tired of the rampant censorship of the naked human form!

As a naturist, my problems with censorship and social media are never-ending and I know many in my community can relate. I’m currently in Facebook jail, yet again, for posting nudity. I’ve had photos censored on Instagram, videos banned from YouTube, and my Pinterest account was even deleted without notice or warning.

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curator’s note Our fledging community didn’t make the cut.

Diet Confessions Of The Naked Professor | My Healthy (via Nutrifix | Find Your Healthy | Nutrition App)

‘The Naked Professor’ is as mysterious as he is prolific: to those in the know he’s Ben, but to most he’s simply “that crazy naked guy on Instagram”. At dusk and dawn he unclothes his emotions, vulnerabilities, sculpted bottom(!) and all, to encourage us to do the same.

Getting starkers in central London might look like a walk in the park from the look of these incredible shots (it’s not – there’s actually a lot of nail-biting waiting around to check the coast is clear!) But the point is, baring all and being honest with yourself is so much more difficult than flinging your pants onto the pavement.

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