Spirited Bodies with All The Young Nudes, Edinburgh

A brilliant event!

Spirited Bodies

On the eve of my travelling to the Highlands in late July, arrived an email from Joanna of All The Young Nudes – the Scottish life drawing organisation that runs groups in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen. I was invited to bring Spirited Bodies to the Edinburgh Fringe festival again, as one of ATYN 4 special events there. I was offered dates and was immediately keen; August generally being quiet meant I had time, and it had been such a fun gig last year.

I first worked with Joanna in 2013 when Lucy, Thelma and I had driven to Scotland and created 3 separate Spirited Bodies events – one in Glasgow at The Flying Duck with ATYN; and two in Edinburgh – one at Marchmont St Giles Church hall, and one at St Margaret’s House (formerly Arts Complex).

Time was short as the next day I was travelling North, and…

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#YourNudeOnStory: Santana’s Story

New to Nudism? Read this!

Clothing Optional

Hey friends, we’re back with another edition of #YourNudeOnStory, where we sit down with fellow nudists/naturists, and share their stories as part of our mission of positively promoting naturism and body acceptance. Today, we say hello to Santana in the Netherlands and get to hear her story on getting introduced to the nude life, Santana thanks for joining us.

So Santana, I understand you are still fairly new to the nudist scene—how did it all start for you, what drew you to try naturism from the start? My boyfriend Harmen already was naturist when I met him. He talked with so much enthusiasm about it that he triggered my interest more than I imagined in the first place. So much that it was me that asked him if he could take me to his favourite resort one day.

What reactions did you get when people found you were a nudist?

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Sharing my naturist lifestyle

What a wonderful story! I have some family members who are not accepting of the naturist lifestyle and others who don’t mind. So I’m content too to share pictures of my normal life without clothes. A body is not shameful!

Bare Thoughts

Santana is back with another story about her life. This time she’ll be talking about reactions from her loved ones, after they found out that she started the naturist lifestyle and the way that she shares that with the world. Enjoy reading her story, I found a nice quote online which describes her story pretty good.

As you all have seen already, Harmen and I take a lot of pictures of our naturist lifestyle. We share these photos with friends and family but with other naturists aswell. We do this to promote naturism and to show how nice it is to be a naturist.

Unfortunately this isn’t accepted by everyone. Especially by some of my friends and family. Because Harmen is naturist for a big part of his life, most people that are close to him don’t ask questions about why he does what he does. Me however, am new…

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I introduced my bff Mandy to naturism

Introduce someone today!

Bare Thoughts

It’s been a while, but Santana is back with a new story. We hope you enjoy!

Curiosity will always win from fear.

When Harmen and I were still in the beginning of our relationship I told my friends and family about him being a naturist. After a while I also became a naturist and we started with the blogs later that year. With that being said, my friend Mandy started asking questions about it. I always answered them with full honesty and I could really sense her curiosity. She even joked about joining me to our favorite naturist resort Flevonatuur. Untill yesterday…

She was spending the night at our place because we didn’t see each other in a while. Harmen also had a chance to sleep at home so we had a great night with lots of talks and laughs with the three of us. At one moment we were…

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Nudist Planet Interview Published

Good I’ll keep returning

ReNude Pride

As I promised, my interview with Kenn Campbell-Harris published yesterday afternoon on Nudist Planet.  Click the website title to be directly linked to the interview. As I wrote here in my reflections post, End of Month Reflections, July, 2017, earlier this week, I am sharing this post with all of you, in case anyone is interested in reading about me, my life and my experiences as a same gender loving (gay) bare practitioner (naturist/nudist). The questions posed to me were very thought-provoking.

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Tired of hiding, I want to be free

Love this!


I’m tired of keeping all my problems a secret. I want to be free.

You’re never held accountable.
You just get to apologize and go back to normal. While I cry on the inside.

I’ve had to be disappointed every holiday.
and birthdays, because you always wait till the last minute.
You never put in real effort and thought into making things special for me.
Okay, you did once. But that was last minute too.

I had to fight with you to show me affection.
To be romantic.
To fight for us.

To prioritize me between your video games and social media.
Between smoking and drinking.

I did everything I could to change and be the best that I could for you.
I loved you. I forgave you. I grew with you. I supported you. I believed in us.

After all,
I forgave you for breaking my heart…

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