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A caring fella who has been a naturist for 55 of my 73yrs! Wife has severe stroke 17 yrs ago and I look after her 24/7. Live clothes-free at home and love to get out in our lovely countryside in my skin! Also like motor sports, photography and DIY, 2 of which I can do wearing just a smile!

Images of Naturism – What Is, What Isn’t?

Naturist and non-naturist

Just Another Nudist Blog


Tumblr is, first and foremost, a visual site.  The things which are reblogged most are gifs and pictures.  People here are interested in images first, and words second.  That’s not a bad thing, just a sign of how the site works.  Microblogging needs to make a quick impression on people, to be recognised.  Pictures are quicker for this than words are.

So we share images here and, as naturists, we share images which represent naturism to us. 

But not every image of a naked person is a naturist image.  Many naturist blogs reblog images which, while of nude people (especially women) are not representing naturism.

There’s nothing wrong with that.  You can represent nudity in a positive light without using an image that is specifically showing naturism – I do it and so do many blogs I follow. 

But it’s useful to be able to understand the…

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Nude Across America Pt.8: Ohio Hike

This is a great blog from a true Naturist

The Free Range Naturist


Background to this episode is here:

We have been having a peaceful R&R morning in Shawneee State Park, Ohio. It is mid- week, Tuesday, and we are nearly alone. I count just five occupied spaces out of the many in our area.

I take to the asphalt, walking down to the ranger station to square up and ask about hiking in the area. There are park maps pulled out, as I inquire. Not seeing what I am looking for, I mention that we have been a way from eastern forested areas like this and we would like solitude, maybe some meditation.

There is a trail up the road. Suspiciously, it doesn’t sound quite right, but there is little else to go on.

A short trip up the road through the canyon is a boat launch and dam. A lower parking lot is empty. Nobody is around. We get…

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Brighton Naked Bike Ride 2021 – A Breeze

Great account of the 2021 WNBR Brighton!

steve ritter

My fourth and final World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) of 2021 was to be Brighton on Sunday 15 August. After the deluge on Folkestone, showers in Coventry and sunny streets of London, what would fate throw at us back on the south coast? As it turned out, rather than fickle fate it was the fickleness of Network Rail that first intervened.

With just a week’s notice, Network Rail announced emergency engineering work and replacement buses for the London to Brighton line on the day of the ride. Bugger! No way would there be space for scores of bikes on buses, so I bought a ticket to go the long way round: a 3-hour rail trip via Havant. Then… they cancelled the works! D’oh!

Park and ride

Leaving London Waterloo at 09:30, I arrived in Brighton at 12:23; a protracted journey is no problem when there’s keen anticipation. I…

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“My Naked Life!”

Naked Nude I am me!

ReNude Pride

Photo by Aaron: 2012!

The above picture was taken by Aaron of yours truly in late August, 2012 – we’d been together as a couple for a little over two years. The scene was a local park aligning the boundary between Arlington, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. This location remains a favorite of us both, even today!

I composed the poem published here on July 5, 2011. At that time, Aaron, my spouse, and I had lived as a couple for a little over a year. We were both adjusting to our lives together as a couple and as two individuals who are learning as much about one another as possible. Our adjustment wasn’t always easy and continues today as an adventure in life!

I wrote this particular poem for Aaron to share with a co-worker who was curious about our comfort with nudity. His co-worker did try a couple of…

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The last nude hike of the year?

The best way to ramble and the healthiest!

Socks off!

Largely managing to dodge the rain, we had a great walk this week around Dorking, which has proved to be a good median point for the Crew, as I’ve loosely termed our happy group of ramblers.

One of the Peter’s sadly couldn’t join us so once again, we numbered four. A nice manageable number for nude hiking, with all of us able to happily hike decent distances at a reasonable pace, although little legs Em was admittedly trailing a bit on the hills!

Having settled on a car park which would accommodate Scott’s campervan and amended the route accordingly, we set off for our first walk. Nestled between some uncharacteristically blisteringly hot days, it was cooler and a bit unsettled but quite warm when the sun did make an appearance.

Lovely terrain but you certainly had to watch your feet with all the tree roots. Infact I did take a…

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24 Hours Naked

I’ve been 7 whole days naked but that was at Euronat in France!

Bits and Bums

Front Row Scene of our 24 Hours Naked – Playing Rummy 500 – Our go to camping and beach card game! You can also see the scrape on my knee from falling on the trail down to the hot springs the day previous…

I need to set the stage – for what is arguably one of the most empowering, amazing, liberating, exciting, and awesome events of my journey into naturism. It was Monday morning at our camp site above the hot springs we had been at over the last two days, set to head out the next morning. We were in the middle of a heat wave – temperatures hitting low 40 degrees Celsius (104ish Fahrenheit) in a city that barely hits 30 degrees. It was hot, it was muggy, and we were at a hot springs. Even if we weren’t us – and loving being naked – this heat…

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An Englishwoman abroad

From the wonderful EMMA

Socks off!

I’m over in Cormeilles-en-Parisis in the NW suburbs of Paris, staying with my father Bolton Bill & lovely Stepmum Barbara.

They’ve lived here about fourteen years and I’ve been making annual trips over to see them since they moved, aside from the first couple of years. I was trapped in a viscious cycle of scarcity. Not easy being a single parent juggling kids, business, house and garden

Life is much rosier now but as the years pass, the dynamics change. We can no longer do the trips we once did. Dad and Barbara have taken me all over France to see the most wonderful chateaus, museums, exhibitions, concerts and tourist hot spots ❤️ but age takes its toll and I’m happy to simply be here at home, with the occasional wiggle wiggle out to the local tabac to torment the bad boys under hooded eyes.

I was taught German at…

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Messages of the Body

Every Body is beautiful


There’s no doubt that spending more time naked can help make you more comfortable with your body. Seeing and accepting what you’d once considered flaws or imperfections. Feeling like a holistic human rather than a collection of body parts. Embracing your physical self in all its strangeness and complexities. Accepting your body as it is in this particular moment in time. Naturism can act as a powerful antidote to internalized fatphobia and shame, as well as quell body dysmorphia and gender dysphoria. But is there a point where it can go too far? Can you perhaps become too comfortable with your body?

I don’t have an answer and I’m not sure there even is one. Body acceptance isn’t a monolith and there exist spectrums of comfort for each unique individual. But like any feelings and emotion, it’s worth analyzing whether our shame and discomfort is an externally imposed message, or…

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Nudity and Sexuality

Well chosen words

Exposed and Vulnerable

Emma in between sets of clothing – undressed.

Nudity and sexuality. I know that many, many people are loathe to put the words nudity and sexual together. If this were about religion, that would be a mortal sin, one that would condemn one to the deepest pits of whatever hell one could imagine. Now, one of these states doesn’t automatically assume the other. After all, just being clothing free doesn’t mean that there is a sexual desire or sexual intent, It might simply mean just being naked. There is nothing simple about it as our minds are complex things. For example, we all change our clothing which necessitates the removal of all clothing and then replacing the items with more clothing. That moment when we are in between … at that moment we are naked, nude … and there is little question that is unlikely to be taken as a…

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Naked Hiking on a beautifully hot day near Dorking, Southern England

Emma and friends take a naked hike

Socks off!

We’d scheduled this hike a few weeks ago and as it loomed, the temperature started to climb in the UK.  We’ve finally approached something approaching decent summer temperatures, although officially we’re still in spring

Four nude buddies, two Peters, one Scott and one Emma converged at Coldharbour near Dorking for a split hike. Walk 1, a brisk 3-miler followed by lunch, then a more leisurely 5-miler and we had a fabulous time, in great company

The scenery was breathtaking, with rhododendrons flanking a lot of the hills, established pine forests, lush ferns, logs which I made good use of (I have a thing about wrapping myself around logs 😉), the occasional cyclist since this is a well- waymarked cycling route and an even more occasional walker.

After some deliberation, we found a perfect lunch spot near where we’d parked so lunch was a stylish affair with portable chairs and a…

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