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Why we're now so prudish about nudity

image They are baring all on the beaches, stripping off in the shires and going starkers in the suburbs. This month, Britain's legions of naturists mark an important anniversary, but overshadowing the celebrations is an ominous new mood of suspicion and prudery. Not only dedicated...More...


Vice President Joe Biden's Skinny Dipping Grosses Out The Secret Service

image Sometimes a guy wants to rediscover the fun of bath time, so he slips out of his shamrock-patterned boxers and into a hot tub or pool or lake flip-floppin' in the wind. But when that guy requires 24/7 security because he's the Vice President of the United States of America, well, apparently...More...


Nude Human Canvas Sues New York City

In what may be an emerging summertime tradition, a model claims in court that the NYPD falsely arrested her for stripping down in Times Square so an artist could paint her body. Karla Patricia Lynn Storie sued the city, two named officers and 10 John Doe officers on July 29 in New York County Supreme Court. Her lawsuit contains almost identical language to a lawsuit filed by Zoe West , who won a $15,000 settlement for...More...


France Declares Topless Sunbathing Out, Coverage In

image Au reviour, boobies. If you're headed to the French Riviera soon, you're gonna want to pack a bikini top. Topless sunbathing is seeing a massive decline on the country's famous beaches, according to a buzzed-about recent piece in French ELLE. Brigitte Bardot made topless a "thing" during...More...


It's the naked truth for Stuart Haywood, 77: The feeling of freedom is fantastic

image WHEN a man reaches the age of 77, you might expect him to be walking around the golf course or indulging in the odd game of bowls – but Stuart Haywood is not your normal retiree. Late in life, Stuart has found a love for a rather unusual hobby... naturism. "The feeling of freedom is fantastic," he said. "When people are younger they might be self-conscious about what their body...More...


Is Public Nudity Legal? 3 Factors to Consider

July 14 is National Nude Day, a yearly event which "celebrates naturism around the world and an opportunity to encourage first-timers to enjoy clothes-free relaxation." Naturism is a movement that encourages going clothes-free, both in public and in private. And while what you wear in the privacy of your own home is typically no one's problem but your's, going clothes-free in public may present some legal issues...More...


Where to get naked in London

image When the heat is on, the clothes come off — but how far will you go? Here are some London places where nudity is mandatory and you can let it all hang out among like-minded bare-body enthusiasts. Daring individuals who take part in this outrageous fundraising event will get their kit off for...More...


Naked festivals & events around world

image The nude rugby international started as a celebration of New Zealand's national nude day, was held as a warm-up to the forthcoming match between the All Blacks and France. Naked wedding is the latest wedding form which has acquired attention in various places across the globe. In...More...


Going topless in Texas? Read the fine print first

image Technically, it's OK to go topless in Texas. Well, not really. With summer in full swing, it's natural to want to shed your layers, especially when temperatures hover near 100. Go Topless, an international topless advocacy group, says Texas is one of 36 states where "top freedom...More...


Recalling my experiences with a local nudist

A great man passed away a couple years ago and I believe he should be mentioned in our local paper. His name is Walter Tucker. I first knew of him from back in my early childhood. It was my neighbour who let me know about him. Walter was running a nudist camp in behind his place. While working during the summer at my neighbour's farm, we could catch occasional glimpses of pink bodies from across his fields...More...


Body artist captures nude women blended into city scenes

image This artist's body of work fades into the background — just the way she likes it. New York body-paint artist Trina Merry crafted these remarkable images, painting two nearly nude models into backgrounds of Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge. Each shot took about eight hours over...More...


Naked rowing? The perks of paddling to Hawaii

image Sami Inkinen and wife Meredith Loring are now 35 days into their grueling adventure of trying to be the first couple to row from California to Hawaii, and a few things are clear: sleep is elusive, sunrises are gorgeous, and clothing is optional. In a July 22 dispatch from his summer...More...


Nudist ranch marks 75th, offers own type of heat buffer

image Here's a creative way to beat the July heat. Kaniksu Ranch Family Nudist Park is celebrating its 75th anniversary this month with an agenda full of activities. This weekend, the park is host to the American Association for Nude Recreation's regional convention, drawing nude...More...


Missoula naked bike ride gets final OK from city officials

With freedom of speech on their side, organizers of Missoula's first "Bare as You Dare" public bicycle ride have received their final permit, along with the official green light to hold the clothing-optional event. Come Aug. 17, Missoula will be the latest city to participate in the "World Naked Bike Ride," a movement launched in 2004 to protest oil consumption and "reveal" the vulnerabilities of cycling in an auto-dominated...More...


Nudefest: Britain's biggest naturist event gets underway in Cornwall

image British Naturism's Nudefest 2014, the UK's largest gathering of its kind, begins today in Cornwall in south-west England. It follows on from World Naturist Week, whose celebrants across the globe spent last week breaking free from the confines of clothing. VoR's Brendan Cole spoke...More...


Naked artists stun crowds for the weird and wonderful World Bodypainting Festival

image Performers have descended on Austria for the annual event which sees seriously wacky costumes and a lot of bare flesh. Hundreds of artists wearing little more than a layer of paint have brought an Austrian village to a standstill. The World Bodypainting Festival sees Poertschach...More...


Nudists on cruises

image Americans are, on the whole, much more squeamish about public nudity than Europeans. Even a toddler frolicking naked on a sunny beach attracts disapproving frowns. No federal law bars public nudity, but plenty of state and local rules do. Last summer, for example, New York...More...


Baby photo removed from Facebook

image A photo of Leisa's Wilson's 1-year-old daughter, Mikayla, in the bath has been removed, sparking outrage. Leisa and tech expert Val Quinn discuss Facebook's policies. Learn more in this video...More...


'Nudists should be allowed picnic in Wollaton Park'

image I think that we naturists should be allowed to have our picnic in the park. We don't cause any harm to anyone. We just wanted to be allowed to have a nice picnic in the Nottingham park to celebrate our 50th birthday of British Naturism in the nude. We are just normal people just like...More...


UK 'Porn Filters' Block One Fifth Of All Websites

image One in five of all websites are blocked by at least one default ISP filter in the UK, an anti-censorship campaign group has found. Since the beginning of this year, British ISPs have automatically been imposing filters on new broadband customers unless specifically asked not to do so. By the...More...


Office blues? Escape to the area's 7 best beaches

image As close as you'll get to Cape Cod within 30 miles of NYC. The ghostly remains of Fort Hancock, a defunct US Army installation, linger at Sandy Hook's northern end. Overseen by the National Park Service, Sandy Hook is a six-mile barrier peninsula that juts into the Atlantic. On the ocean...More...


Scientists Blow The Lid on Cancer & Sunscreen Myth

image According to a June 2014 article featured in The Independent (UK), a major study conducted by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that women who avoid sunbathing during the summer are twice as likely to die as those who sunbathe every day. The epidemiological...More...


Rihanna criticised for posting semi-naked photographs with young niece

image The fact that Rihanna has posted a topless picture of herself on Twitter is the least shocking news ever. But this time it's who she's decided to pose with that has raised eyebrows. The singer tweeted three photographs of herself holding her baby niece. In the first two, she can be seen...More...


'The Nude Beach Notebook': Sauvie Island as a place of solace and inspiration

image Located about 10 miles northwest of Portland, Sauvie Island is one of the largest river islands in the U.S. and is dotted with u-pick farms and a wildlife refuge. The island is a popular destination for cyclists, includes moorages with a number of floating homes, and is known for its...More...


Famed artist to paint nude model live in UK gallery

image A famous body illustrator known for her work on Gotye's music video has been preparing for her next great challenge — to paint the skin of a nude model live at a gallery in the UK. Emma Hack is an Australian artist who is best known for the hit video "Somebody That I Used To Know,"...More...


'Buying Naked' on TLC is way more informative than it sounds

image "Buying Naked" is my new favorite real estate show (10 p.m., Saturday on TLC). That's because a real estate show about nudists seeking to buy property in a nudist housing development is far more educational than a real estate show in which everyone is clothed. Here are some of the...More...


Starbucks customer complains about breastfeeding, gets owned by teen barista

image Julia Wykes brought her 5-month-old baby to Starbucks early in the morning. She'd planned on getting a drink to go, but her little boy became fussy so she sat down for a moment to tend to him. There weren't very many seats available, so the one she chose was close to the cash register. And out...More...


Caribbean in the buff: Don't miss these nude excursions

image A fair bit of the Caribbean's allure is being immersed in the primal elements of sun and sea, letting the natural forces strip away the stress and pretense of daily life. For some, the immersion is total; even the last fig leaf of a string bikini or a Speedo is too much to bear. And so they go bare...More...


Sunbathing 'may be addictive' warning

image Spending time basking in the sun's warming rays may have addictive properties, claim researchers in the US. Their study, published in the journal Cell, showed that sunlight led to the production of endorphins in the skin. The Harvard Medical School team said their experiments on mice...More...


The naked truth about nudists in Northeastern Pennsylvania

image Food and drink festivals are not a strange thing for this area when the warm weather creeps in – but what would you say to an opportunity to sip carefully crafted brews while in the buff? (And no, your typical Tuesday night home alone does not count.) Sunny Rest Resort in Palmerton is not...More...


Get Naked and Unwind at These 8 Beautiful Beaches

image Sun and sand is great and all, but some (us included) would argue that a beachy setting gets better when the clothes come off. Not only is it totally freeing (as a vacation should be), but it's also economical — no need to buy a new bathing suit or pay to check your bag! So come and...More...


Free the nipple: Time to make going topless as unremarkable for women as it is for men

image It is time to stop the hysteria about bare breasts and make going topless as easy and unremarkable for women as it is for men, writes Suzanne Harrington. MAYBE future generations will remember 2014 as the year of the boob. Sorry. The breast. Even as we march around wearing our...More...


Nude Beach Etiquette: The Unwritten Rules for Stripping Down

image While vacationing, some people take off from work. Others take off everything — in public! Around the world (Corniglia, Italy; Crete, Greece; Rovinj, Croatia) and across America too (San Francisco; Middletown, New Jersey; Bal Harbour, Florida), travelers are tossing aside bathing suits...More...


Keep yer thong on: the Irish hang-up about naturism and swimming in the nip

image Why is it when the weather is good our style and fashion go out the window? I visited a nudist spot in Killiney in south Co Dublin and asked about the new Penekini, a modest cloth which covers your manhood. I also spoke to style consultant Frances Jones from Image Matters about...More...


Nudists not discouraged by mayor saying no to new beach

image Despite the mayor rejecting a call to create a nude beach in Penticton, those looking for a new place to tan in their birthday suits aren't giving up just yet. "We're not discouraged in any way," said Dustin Wolchina, who speaks on behalf of nudists who have been chased from their old home at...More...


Film crew follows German couple on nudist vacation

image A couple who traveled from Germany to "nakation" this week in Pasco County, dubbed the nudist community capital of the world, is receiving star treatment. Everywhere they go, a German filmmaker and her crew will follow, along with a representative of the Central Pasco Chamber...More...


Sleep naked for better health

image When it comes to sleeping in the winter time, most of us think long johns and fluffy flannel, but experts suggest you might want to ditch the pjs and sleep in your birthday suit instead. In 2012 US bedding company Anna's Linen surveyed Americans about their sleeping patterns and found...More...


Scout Willis Explains Topless Protest, Speaks Out on Instagram's Nipple Censorship

image Scout Willis has become the new poster child for nipples. The 22-year-old daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore made major waves last week when she strolled through New York City topless as a form of protest. The recent Brown University graduate shared photos of herself on the...More...


Caribbean in the buff: Top nude resorts

image The Caribbean is the perfect setting for a clothing-optional vacation. Resorts at a variety of islands feature white-sand beaches, plenty of sunshine and balmy breezes. There's a resort to match a traveler's desires, whether they're looking for a quiet moment watching the sun dip below...More...


Portland's Naked Bike Ride: What you need to know

image Thousands of naked bodies are about to zoom through Portland — oh yes, it's World Naked Bike Ride time again. If you're new to the event, Saturday's ride could understandably be a little shocking. And even if you're a seasoned WNBR vet, some questions may still linger...More...


Kids - Naked and Unashamed

image I've heard Christians say that if we still lived in the Garden of Eden, we would all be walking around naked. The story in Genesis 2 seems to support this idea. It was only after God confronted Adam and Eve about their tragic and rebellious decision to eat the fruit that they realized they...More...


Nude on the beach: Ireland to host International Naturist Congress

image With the weather getting warmer, people are thinking it might be nice to grab their swimsuits and head to the beach for a dip. But there is another group of people who might decide to just leave the swimsuits at home. This would be the Irish Naturists Association (INA) – yes, there is...More...


"The Nudement" is gaining momentum

"The Nudement" is gaining momentum. Nearly 1400 people have signed an online petition on Change.org to designate a one mile stretch of Jax Beach as clothing optional. Soon dozens of people from the Jacksonville area plan to strike a pose in the nude as part of a promotional shoot...More...


Cyclists bare all on Naked Bike Ride through Southampton

image Pedestrians and motorists alike could bare-ly believe their eyes last night as scores of cyclists stripped off for Southampton's annual Naked Bike Ride. Now in its eighth year, it attracted around 50 brave men and women looking to promote green travel and protest against the dangers ...More...


Bay to Breakers Nudity: Is It Really Illegal?

image So is it legal to show your junk while running in Bay to Breakers? Is it OK if thousands of people see your wee-wee bouncing up and down while you dash madly through the streets of San Francisco? If you ask Gameli Anumu, a body freedom activist who participates in the never-ending...More...


NC lawmakers want to pass bill to end Asheville's topless rally

image North Carolina lawmakers are hoping to pass a bill that will put an end to Asheville's annual topless rally for women. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that Rep. Tim Moffitt, R-Buncombe, and Rep. Rayne Brown, R-Davidson, want to get a beefed up indecent exposure law passed. House Bill 34...More...


Could you 'bare' to socialise naked?

image The International Naturist Congress will be held here in September, but Irish law on 'offending modesty' is so broad it isolates our few brave nudists, says Ellie O'Byrne IT'S dusk at a small hotel in rural Munster. In the bar, 20 out-of-towners have convened. They range in age from...More...


Nudism cured my bad body image!

image For Tina Yates, a pensioner from Hertfordshire, a single visit to a nudist party with her husband Mark was all it took to convince her to embrace the lifestyle for herself. 'I had a bad body image. I'd had an operation and I've got what I think is a huge scar and a disfiguring scar, and Mark...More...


Nudist garden sculptor's new work gets airing in public

image A sleepy market-town in the Cotswolds has commissioned a second statue from a renowned Blindley Heath sculptor, after his first statue won acclaim in a nudist garden. Bill Lazard's first statue of a "sitting monk" for Malmsbury in Wiltshire has been delighting visitors to the private...More...


'It's not happening on my watch:' Jacksonville Beach mayor responds to 'clothing optional' petition

image Angela Anderson has a cheeky proposal for Jacksonville Beach. But those who dare to bare it all best do it elsewhere, Mayor Charlie Latham says. Anderson of Jacksonville has launched an online petition drive to designate as "clothing optional" a 1-mile section of the sandy shore of...More...

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