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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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Naturist Lughnasadh Festival 2016

Irish Naturism at it’s best!

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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…

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Uncovered

A different but valid point of view

Kerena Bamrolia

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.

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The Demographics of Nakedness

Myths and truths about Naturism and nakedness!

The Meandering Naturist

[Photo credit to Spencer Tunick for the featured image]

Hello naturist followers and friends,

Dare I even write this post?

I’ve fallen behind again on my blog. I never got back to finishing my travelogue for our trip through naked Australia, with reviews yet to be completed of the luxurious BB at Byron Bay, or our final stop at the famed little resort near Tambourine known to loyal followers as BoBrene. And since then, I had a brief stay in Thailand that afforded a visit to a new resort in Phuket called Lemon Tree Resort – a very sweet little naturist retreat just a short drive from the waterfront, including a boat trip out to a makeshift naturist beach on a small mostly deserted island.


But alas, I feel a sudden urge to trump – if you’ll pardon the expression – my typical agenda of travel writing with a…

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Naturist home renovator Rob Jenner is arrested – again

No harm has come to anyone seeing him nude,why the fuss?

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In this news report in Kent Online it seems that naturist Rob has again been victimised by neighbouring prudes and was once more arrested. He’ll appear in court on Nov 4.

Or, alternatively

In this news report in Kent Online it seems that exhibitionist Jenner has again been fittingly reported by righteously-offended neighbours for his anti-social behaviour and was once more arrested. He’ll appear in court on Nov 4.

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Whichever way you care to look at it, and I take the first view, this is great news for the press and bad news for Rob. The prudes seem, unfortunately, to be winning – for now.

I don’t advocate for the freedom to be naked whenever and wherever we please. That’s too much of a stretch in today’s world. But I do advocate for the right to be naked in the privacy my own property and anywhere that my nudity is unlikely to cause…

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Naturist charged with…

Gutter press reporting…

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Here’s’ the problem:

Naturist charged with creating naked “utopia” sex den to abuse children will not testify at trial

Naturistcharged with…”

Not “Pedophile charged with…”

Not “Gay man charged with…”

The gutter press strikes again. And not only this article in the Bristol Post. It appears in that august authority of serious news The Daily Star

But why is this? The man simply used naturism as a means to an end that has absolutely nothing to do with naturism, a clean-living and healthy life-style.

It is simply to sell newspapers. “Pedophile” and “Gay Man” don’t get people’s interest as much as “Naturist”.

There’s a long way to go yet for naturism!

In the meantime, here’s what healthy family naturism looks like:

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