Even taking skin-cancer risk into account, scientists say the sun is healthy

How sunshine cuts blood pressure – and makes you thinner! New research reveals benefits that AREN’T linked to vitamin D

LACK OF SUN AS BAD AS SMOKING
A major clue about sunshine’s benefits has emerged from a study of nearly 30,000 Swedish women whose sunbathing habits have been followed for 20 years.
In March investigators, from the world-renowned Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, concluded that avoiding the sun is actually as bad for you as smoking.
The study, in the Journal of Internal Medicine, found that 1.5 women in 100 who reported they had the highest exposure to ultraviolet light (by sunbathing up to once a day) were found to have died during the two decades, compared with three in 100 for women who said they had avoided sunbathing.
The avid sunbathers had a significantly lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease and other conditions that were not related to cancer, the research explains.
Dr Pelle Lindqvist, the epidemiologist who led the study, says the research also found that: ‘Non-smokers who avoided the sun had a life expectancy similar to smokers in the highest sun exposure group, indicating that avoiding the sun is a risk factor for death of a similar magnitude to smoking.’

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clothes free sun time challenge 

No tan lines this summer! Help me populate the Vitamin D positive, human ape supportive hashtag #NakedSunTime!Let’s go this whole summer without letting our clothes keep us from the sun we need for total health development!
Be bold, get gold, who cares what you’ve been told!

for more on the challenge check out http://www.danielvitalis.com/no-tan-line-challenge

 

Clothes free life DIY outdoor privacy screen

When tech wiz AJ. Fox shared his idea and process for building a DIY privacy fence on Twitter I had to ask if he was willing to share.  He gracious agreed. So all you folks who need to create your own little clothes free nook away from prying eyes read on.

I created the fence for privacy while allowing some sun through,  I did not want to buy a standard fence panel as it would have been

Too high or too awkward to fit in, so i though pallets are good, slatted allowing sun through and just right height

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The pallets are bolted to the wall, with 2 inch screws at 10mm rawl plug. 4 seemed enough. Pilot holes drilled into timber. Then these holes

Marked on to wall and then drill holes with 10mm masonry bit. I secured another half of a pallet at the end to create required length

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Capped the top off with timber to finish off. A fence gravel board was ideal width. I may yet stain it. 🙂

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See pictures of the finished project  and more details http://foxprojects.uk/naturism/fence.html

USA Today offers tips for clothes free vacation newbies

Bare necessities: Tips for nude vacation newbies

It’s not what you think
“A common misconception is that a nude cruise is sexual in nature,” says Whitmore. “In reality, it’s a sensual experience. Imagine the sea breeze in your hair, warm sunlight on your skin, and imagine it all without binding waistbands and underwire bras.”
Believe it or not, it’s common to see entire families nakationing together; it just depends on the resort.

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Vacationing in the Nude, With Mom

My mother had invited us on an all-expense-paid beach vacation at a resort in France. There was just one problem. As I told my sons in our living room, “It’s a nude resort.”

“I’m out,” the younger one, then 12, said.

“No way,” said his 15-year-old brother.

Always putting our children’s welfare first, my husband added, “No boy should have to see his grandmother naked.”

My parents, former groovy college professors, had gone to this resort for years. It wasn’t hard to understand that skinny-dipping in those quiet waters made them feel free and young. But my father had died two years before and my mother, now a slim, attractive 71-year-old widow, wanted to relive her best times, with children and grandchildren in tow. Any daughter with a shred of decency would do this for her mother.

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Free Body Culture Croatia Trip Report – Serenity Hart

Just a short ferry ride from Krk Island meets the 3 Star FKK camping Baldarin site on Cres, Island. A huge population of the naturist community here is German, as I walked through the campsite it was full of tents, campers and whispers in German.

Effort launches for clothing optional beach on Florida Treasure Coast

Core group forming to establish clothing-optional beach on Florida’s Treasure Coast

Work has begun to establish a clothing-optional section to the south of the dune crossover at Blind Creek Beach (South) on Hutchinson Island in Fort Pierce, FL, located in St. Lucie County along Florida’s Treasure Coast. Although casual nude use has a long history at this remote, primitive and pristine, county-owned beach, it is not formally recognized and its status is not currently secure. The nearest established clothing-optional beaches are respectively 120 and 140 miles (193 and 225 km) to the north within Canaveral National Seashore and 115 miles (185 km) to the south at Haulover Park in Miami-Dade County. Securing a section of Blind Creek Beach for clothing-optional use would be a boon for naturists living in or visiting this region.

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Cultural confrontation shown in nude sunbathing ban – OP-ED – Globaltimes.cn

cultural dynamics impacting clothes free sunbathers in China

Cultural confrontation shown in nude sunbathing ban – OP-ED – Globaltimes.cn

The appearance of nude sunbathing is a likely result of influence from Western culture and lifestyles. China has gradually accepted many Western cultural norms, such as being a model and girls wearing bikinis. Is it possible that someday nude sunbathing will also be accepted?

It could. But now the problem is which side should compromise, the minority of nude swimmers and sunbathers or the majority of tourists who do not want nudity on public beaches.

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Grief on the Great Barrier Reef as nudists told to nick off from Fitzroy Island’s Nudey Beach

barriers put up to clothes free beach on barrier reef

Grief on the Great Barrier Reef as nudists told to nick off from Fitzroy Island’s Nudey Beach

Fitzroy Island’s Nudey Beach, off Cairns, is now a no-go zone for those who fancy a tropical “nakation”.

“Let’s be honest,” Fitzroy Island owner Doug Gamble said. “Not a lot of nudists are the Greek gods or goddesses they imagine themselves to be.”

The Australian Nudists Association and Free Beaches Australia have long claimed Nudey Beach as a popular destination to go starkers.

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