Remote gems and naturalist favourites in our own backyard
It’s not until Australians travel outside their own country that they realise ours is the best country for swimming. Or at least according to writer and photographer duo Caroline Clements and Dillon Seitchik-Reardon, who took a year off work to test out places to swim all over Australia — not a bad gig, right?
Portland’s hugely popular event will be back this summer, once again expected to draw thousands of nude cyclists.
Break out your seat covers and get ready to strip, because the World Naked Bike Ride is coming back to town.
Portland’s famous cycling event will take place this summer, on Saturday, June 29. This will be the 15th iteration of the popular event, which once again is expected to draw throngs of nude and nearly-nude cyclists.
It’s a crisp autumnal morning and you get out of bed to begin the working day. However, you’re wearing nothing at all, completely naked and you ponder what to do next? For many naturists, the answer is simple, carry on. There are some who dont like to sleep in the nude so when they get up, the first thing they do is undress.
Life continues on with or without clothes, we continue to work, watch TV and where it permits go into our gardens and enjoy the weather. The only difference is the dress code.Attitudes towards Naturism are changing as seen from British Naturism having an increase in membership by 10%, that is fantastic and I’m glad to be part of this great organisation. However, there is still lots of work to be done to ensure Naturists are protected and allowed to continue their business in the public sphere.
I’m still looking forward to getting a picture with a great view in my birthday suit, that day will come be it here or elsewhere in the world. But as the article says, life goes on without my clothes and Im enjoying every minute.
How naked bodies became a major artistic subject is explored in “The Renaissance Nude” at the Getty Museum.
Six centuries ago, in a side chapel of an important church in Florence, Italy, a wealthy local silk merchant commissioned the artist Masaccio (1401-1427) to paint a fresco of Adam and Eve being expelled from Paradise by God.
The painting rocked the city.
The young artist, then barely into his 20s, chose to break a medieval mold. Showing both figures stark naked, he painted Adam with hunched shoulders and covering his face in profound shame, while Eve tosses back her head, a cry emanating from her crumpled face.
Adam’s fully exposed body, its musculature and genitals described in anatomical detail, stands in sharp but revealing contrast to his wholly hidden countenance. In a reversal, wailing Eve thrusts one hand over her breasts and the other across her groin in a determined (if futile) attempt to conceal her nakedness. The fact of their nudity speaks with startling eloquence.
If you want to become strong, confident, grounded, and flexible, yoga is where it’s at. These photos prove that women can have sculpted, toned muscles, all from spending time moving and flowing on their mats. And with these women wearing nothing at all, you can appreciate naked yoga for how freeing and empowering these poses can make a woman feel, even if never in your life would you want to do Down Dog in the nude.
Read more at https://www.popsugar.com.au/fitness/Naked-Yoga-Pictures-Women-45380331#oQ1Q3oMRyLVVPWGZ.99
“The lady sat next to me was knitting a scarf, naked, except for flip flops and the guy on the other side was reading the newspaper, totally nude,” says Jane Baker, describing a scene of apparent domestic bliss. Jane, 52, who has been part of the naturist community for over two years, is one of a growing number of Britons who have taken to a starker way of life.
Indeed it seems nudity is having something of a moment, with British Naturism, the UK’s official organisation, noting a sudden increase in membership for the first time in 15 years. With 8,900 members – up from 8,300 last year – we appear to be edging towards the ‘nude not crude’ way of thinking.
Continue to source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/nudists-guide-body-confidence/