Paris laid bare: French capital to welcome its first NUDIST park

PLANS for the French capital’s first nudist park are well underway.
FRANCE is known as one of the world’s top nudist destinations, but before now, opportunities to frolic around Paris in your birthday suit have been limited.

France was the first country to open a naturist resort in Europe in 1950, but in many areas of the country, French law applies – nudists face a 15,000 euros (£13,000) fine or the prospect of one year in prison for baring all in public.

But now, Paris City Council has thrown its weight behind the plans, and was due to vote on the issue today.

Deputy mayor Bruno Julliard told BFM TV: “I’m for it and I believe the mayor of Paris is too. So we’re going to do it.

Source: Paris laid bare: French capital to welcome its first NUDIST park

Who are you naked for?

Surprising question? Don’t be surprised. Just consider the question and think of a good answer. You have until the end of this post to come up with something good (but pay attention here!)

Who are you naked for?

Here is that question again. I have found that many dedicated nudists still have some reserve about being naked in places where they can be seen. Of course being at a nude beach or in a naturist resort there is no problem. But tell me: would you drive your car naked?

cn0gi5zwcae2kfoI would. I’ve done it many times already and I will keep doing it, unless it’s just too cold.

Yes, there is the chance that people see me. I know that. There is also the chance that lightning strikes and kills me (although not on that particular day as it was at least 100F, which is quite insane for where I live).

The thing is that I am naked for myself. Because I enjoy it. Also in my car, which I declare my personal, moving naturist area. I’ve literally done thousands of miles naked and that has never created any problems. Oh, sure, people saw me. So what? People see me at a naturist beach too. Of course a motorway isn’t exactly the same but I am in my car, paying attention to traffic. They should do that too, not stare into my car to see what I’m doing. Or (not) wearing. I’m going home, not inviting viewers by doing weird things.

The same thing happened one day when I answered the door. People stared at me and commented: “You’re not wearing clothes.”

Well, I knew that so I said “I know.” That response seemed to puzzle them but after explaining why I was naked they understood (at least they said so). They didn’t seem to make a big point of it after that.

Be self-conscious, not afraid.

Selection_007I’ve been out on naked hikes quite a bit. What I found during those is the same as what I described happening at my door. If you meet people in clothes they’re almost never so panicky as some clothes-loving organisations and governments want you to believe.

It may surprise them to see someone walk along in the nude but as long as you act normal there usually is no problem. This doesn’t mean there never is a problem. Always be prepared to cover yourself. Not everyone is accepting towards nudity. Don’t go into heated discussions over something that other people can’t wrap their mind around – you can’t win. Be the smart one, cover up, and drop that stuff once you’re in the clear.

SO. Whom are you naked for? Have you made up your mind?

 

At least he’s wearing a helmet!

Man spotted riding his bike naked along a highway is a naturalist fighting a $200 fine in court for the right to cycle in his G-string

Naturist Nick Lowe got a few more stares than he bargained for as he rode between Havelock and Blenheim, wearing only a helmet, shoes and a leopard-print thong, handmade by his wife,Stuff.co.nz reported.
Resident Christopher Lane said he and his children had attended the Muddy Buddy, a run around a muddy river mouth or estuary, for a family fun day in small town Havelock.
One the drive home, we passed a cyclist and it was just as we passed him we spotted he had hardly any clothes on!’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3469438/New-Zealand-naturist-Nick-Lowe-fights-right-ride-bike-g-string.html

Nude cyclist has reopened the debate of public nudity.

Mixed reaction to man cycling nude

As unexpected as the cyclist had been, Mr Hadfield was also surprised at the can of worms opened after he posted about his experience on a Facebook page.

He said he thought it was interesting that some people sexualised what happened while others saw it as normal.

“Most people thought it was funny, like good on this guy having this attitude and getting out there on his bike.”

Opinions were varied throughout a giant thread – some applauded the cyclist, while others said his actions were offensive and dangerous.

Source: New Zeland Herald -Hawkes Today

Sydney Nude Charity Swim back for 2016

Nude Harbour Swim To Return To Sydney In 2016

The Sydney Skinny is about five things,” Marsh told The Huffington Post Australia. “I could talk for hours about each of them, but essentially they are joy, courage, acceptance, attitude, and charity.

“You’ll notice one of the words I haven’t said is nudity. I know I’ve set up a nude event that isn’t about nudity, and so I understand how people immediately leap to the wrong conclusion, but it is the wrong conclusion.

“You are clothed on the land, then straight away covered by the water, and you get a sarong as soon as you get out.

“I’ve had people say to me, ‘oh yes, my cousin does nude hiking,’ and that is the exact opposite to what this is.

“There is an element of risk and obviously it’s different to every other swim because it’s a nude one but it really isn’t about nudity.”

Held at Cobbler’s Beach at Middle Head in NSW, attendance to the unique event has increased by 40 percent each year since it launched in 2013.

Source :HuffPost http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/01/20/the-sydney-skinny-nude-swim_n_9013416.html

Huntington Ban on Clothes free Swims Protested

Nudists protest being banned from Huntington Beach city gym

In September, that practice came to a halt when City Manager Fred Wilson signed a regulation prohibiting use of the facility and others like it to the nudists, citing that “the exposure unreasonably interferes” with city employees’ abilities to perform their responsibilities during private rentals.

At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, about 15 members of the nudist group showed up to protest the regulation and asked for it to be rescinded.

R. Allen Baylis, an attorney and president of the local group, complained that Wilson “adopted the resolution on his own with no input from the City Council.” Baylis asked either that Wilson rescind the regulation or be directed by City Council to withdraw it.

Wilson said he adopted the regulation because “there were concerns brought to my attention that led to us revisiting the issue.” Wilson added that his intent was to leave the policy in effect, unless directed otherwise by the City Council

Source: OC Register http://www.ocregister.com/articles/city-700582-regulation-group.html

 American Socialite model arrested on public nude walk in Australia

American model Gabi Grecko has been charged after a public nude stunt in Melbourne, Australia on December 18th 2014. Grecko was born on June 5, 1989 in Miami, Florida who is also a DJ, fashion designer and reality tv personality. Check out the uncensored video of her below.The controversial model and socialite, has been charged with indecent exposure by Australian Victorian Police. Grecko is understood to have undertaken the public nude walk in a bid to “tick it off her bucket list

Source: NSFW – American Socialite public nude walk in Australia

free to be free: my first topfree walk in the city

23439737589_c29297a91a_o“I didn’t know if you would like to walk over here to us or if you would rather us come pick you up,” read my phone’s face.

I knew exactly where they were parked: right in front of the studio where I practice and assist class. I also knew that 1) there were about 60 yoga people there, 2) that they were on lunch break for their weekend yoga teacher training session, and that 3) this would likely mean folks would be sprawled out on the sidewalk in a rainbow stew of spandex and lycra. All this is also in the same neighborhood as the place where I work.

I texted Gingerbread back, “I can come to you.” In fact, I had already left my office and was just around the corner from meeting my new friends for my first ever topfree walk in the midst of clothed society.

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NY times offers tips on going socially clothes free

How to Be Naked in Public

Choose your activities carefully. Swimming is the easiest for beginners. Volleyball and other jumping sports are more challenging. Yoga can be particularly intimidating, even for committed nudists.

Don’t be surprised if you occasionally experience phantom clothes. After decades of living as a naturist — his preferred term and the one used in Europe — Deschênes still sometimes reaches to pull up his nonexistent pants after using the restroom.

Read full article from NY Times

Curator’s note:Stephane Deschenes owner operator of Bare Oaks naturist park in Toronto Canada was interviewed for the article.