These Women Are Posing in Nothing but Glitter for a Surprisingly Powerful Reason (via

Positively Glittered is an Instagram account that posts pictures of women posing in nothing but glitter. Find out more here.

Your body is uniquely yours, and that’s what makes it beautiful. One Instagram account, Positively Glittered (@positivelyglittered), has found a creative (and sparkly) way to showcase that. The page features naked women of all shapes and sizes covered in the colors of the rainbow with glitter.

If we’re being honest, most of us have dreamed of painting ourselves in shimmer from head to toe, and this account makes that dream a reality. It emphasizes the beauty of women with all body types, skin colors, and backgrounds and promotes the powerful message that all of us are beautiful, no matter what.

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Spencer Tunick’s Social Media Censorship Blues (via Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art)

Daniel Maidman on the censoring of Spencer Tunick.

Spencer Tunick is an internationally-recognized artist-photographer, best known for his large-scale installations of nudes. Dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of volunteers gather in striking public locations, strip, and arrange themselves as he directs. To my eye, his photographs have an anxiety-inducing, vibrating double meaning. On the one hand, they are dazzlingly conceived and beautifully composed. Without prejudice or judgment, they invite participants and viewers of all shapes and sizes into their community. They celebrate without restraint the fleshly quality of human life on Earth. And on the other hand, the vast scale of Mr. Tunick’s installations has a frightening, totalitarian edge. His distant camera and giant cast of characters liquefies his people, in a sense, into an amorphous human paste. In his hands, the population of a city becomes a machine expressing the will of a single mind. This unresolved tension generates, for me, much of the strange, dangerous glamor of his work

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Felicity Palmateer Is Releasing a Nude Surf Film Called ‘Skin Deep’ (via The Inertia)

Making a nude surf film is a risky thing to do these days, but that’s what Australian surfer Felicity Palmateer is doing. The film is called Skin Deep.

Making a nude surf film is a risky thing to do these days, but that’s what Australian big wave enthusiast Felicity Palmateer is doing. The film is called Skin Deep, and she’s been working on it for three years. Filmed in Fiji, Hawaii, and all over Australia, the four-minute short is set for release in early December.

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Cochise Stronghold and the Great Mushroom Hunt: Part III (via The Free Range Naturist)


We are at Cochise Stronghold in the Dragoon Mountains. We have a wonderful campsite and have hiked to the pass on the previous day. The story of that is in two parts is here:

And here:

After a short sunrise wander, we wake again, just before the morning begins to warm. The tent is already heating up.

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‘How I set up a nudist retreat after losing $500K retirement savings (via Starts at 60)

Rainer Mueckenberger, 69, now runs Noosa Edge Nudist Retreat and is happier than ever.

Retirement should be a time to relax and enjoy the proceeds of a hard-working life – but for some, it can come with some major money pitfalls that can result in devastating financial ruin.

While many retirees in that situation may choose to work for longer or lean on family to get by, one man completely changed his lifestyle in a drastic move to regain some of his lost savings – and he’s never been happier.

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The wealth of being in nudity (via

Hey. You.

Hey you

Yes. You. Do you like being nude? Do you like being among other nude people? Yes? If so, do you know how wealthy you are?

Really. I’m not kidding. I’m convinced that people like you and I are among the emotionally wealthiest folks around. The most mentally mature too in ways. Because we know people. Real people.

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Comptemplating Aquatic Nakedness (via MojoNude)

The DWB nude swim in Yellow Springs is still a little over a month away and I’m still on the fence about attending. It would be nice to have two or three hours of aquatic nakedness even if I will only be able to record my memories of it in words but not images.

The only reason I can’t have pictorial memories is because there will be nudity. I can have pictures of a clothed swimming event but not a nude one. We don’t want to take a chance that a naked picture of someone in the group might appear somewhere on the Internet and someone’s friends, family or employer might find out they’re a nudist. I’m quite weary of the double standards, the secrecy, and the anonymity that surround naturism and nudism.

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Unconscious Responses to the Naked Body (via A Canadian Naturist)

Those who do not consider the implications of the divided human soul remain unconscious and are therefore dangerous to self and others. Those who do stop and look, and ask why become more and more…

Okay, so where do fit into these set of statements made by James Hollis? Is what I am doing by reading Hollis’ book – Why Good People Do Bad Things, analysing so much of my present life and my history; part of what he is asking each of us to do? Perhaps, I hope so.

I can’t pretend that I really know what I am doing or why I am doing it all the time. Nor, do I think that most of the human race can claim to such awareness. I know that personally, I catch myself and wonder “what in hell was that all about,” hoping that somehow I didn’t cause too much damage in the process. I can’t absolve myself if I have caused damage simply because I didn’t realise it, consciously, at the time, that I had no intention

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Victoria Bateman on ‘the cult of female modesty’ (via Varsity Online)

Belle George talks to the Caius economics fellow about taboos around the body and the effect these have on mental health, particularly in Cambridge

Dr Victoria Bateman met me at the Caius Porters’ Lodge on one of this autumn’s most glorious days. Bright blue skies contrasted with the foliage of Caius’ aptly named ‘tree court’. Before heading to her office on the other side of Trinity Street, she gave me a quick tour around the inner courtyards of the college where she completed her undergraduate degree and where she now works as an economics fellow. Walking around the courts she points out the window of the room she lived in during her final year. It’s apparent this woman feels at home in one of Cambridge’s oldest colleges.

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