During my recent Scotland trip we had a day out. As lovely as it was around Glencoe, we decided to travel out to the most western part of mainland Britain. On the way we passed Loch Ailort. We still had the low cloud, but it looked so beautiful we had to turn around and find a place to park. With the tide out we had plenty of space to wander out and have a look around. Once away from the road it quite secluded, and incredibly peaceful.
My mate is used to me stripping off at times when out and about on our photography trips, so is fine with me taking time out to enjoy the freedom of being clothes free. The air was very still, the temperature mild, and with the secluded peacefulness of the area, i could not only get some photos, but have time to really take…
I added a page to this site entitled Books on naturism. I’m trying to provide you my dear naturist readers and friends the ideal naturist library. As I have written, it’s not exhaustive as it’s not my goal to reference all the books about naturism or with a naturist theme. However, if you came across a nice book about naturism or with a naturist/nudist theme, let me know so I can add it (with your name).
I’m a keen reader and naturism/nudism is one of my favorite topics with personal development, science fiction, thrillers and technology. I will therefore look forward to your recommendations and will update this page with books I will hopefully discover in the future.
Of course, enjoy reading naked as it’s really the most comfortable way to enjoy a good book! Get Naked, Stay Naked, Live Naked and Share the Naked Love!
In my warped and convoluted way of thinking – which I am among the first to admit is very nudecentric (nude-focused) – a mixed couple is nothing more than one partner in the relationship who prefers being bare and the other partner who prefers to be textile (clothed). That’s how I define a mixed couple. It’s not a judgment on the individuals who make up the couple, just a means of defining them – together. It’s how I view them as they relate to Aaron and myself.
AN INTERVIEW WITH JESSA – FOUNDER OF THE NUDE BLOGGER.
How did you fall in love with the nudist lifestyle?
When I was younger, I used to head down the surf coast a lot with my friends. I started dabbling with topless sunbathing, exploring the more secluded areas of the beach. I didn’t want to be… looked at in a certain way, and I wasn’t trying to be sexual, so I ended up at nude beaches, thinking people might be less inclined to stare.
In 2015, I was on a solo backpacking trip. At this stage, I’d spent the last few years visiting a lot of nude beaches, but in Montenegro that year I put my name down for WOOFING (free accomadation in exchange for work at a campsite/farm).
This place I signed up for – it was ‘eco friendly’, which I assumed was some sort of nature reserve. Turns out it was
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…
Beach clean-up, Sallymount Beach, Co. Wicklow, Monday 1st August ’16.
My dreams of fine sunny weather for the opening day of the INA’s “Naturist Lughnasadh Festival” on 1st August were quickly dashed as I departed for Sallymount beach earlier that morning. It rained for my whole journey! But, as always, our Naturist Goddess Venus provided an opening in the weather for the naturists that gathered to begin the beach clean-up, albeit a bit windy.
We followed the stream to the southern area of the beach where the small bays are formed by the rocks – this area was notably littered. No one bar ourselves could be seen along the full length of the beach as we began cleaning up. The sun made a couple of rare appearances to encourage us to stay naked. After one hour of chatting and rubbish collecting, we made our way back to the…
Following on from the previous post “Cover Up” I have been studying the reformed woman juxtaposed with the objectified woman. The fine line between the two is almost invisible, causing me to hit a wall in trying to separate the two. As a generation, we are desensitised by the media and how they casually sexualise women, breaking away from this ideology is not only necessary but significant in my photographic practise.
The thing is, I could argue that we are in a post-feminist society where something as natural as nudity shown in an image shouldn’t effect us. The counter argument stating that nudity, especially women, will always be sexualised. I believe that we are progressing to post-feminism, just not quite hit the target. After a recent critique, Cover Up was defined to inevitably sexualise, in turn having me question just how to de-sexualise an image with that aesthetic.