We interview Moira Johnston who has been walking topfree in New York City and discuss male nudity in film. We also talk about the development of a new naturist resort called Cambium in the Dominican Republic.
I took my partner to a nude beach once and had the misfortune of having to ‘deal with’ a loser taking photographs of her with a zoom lens. ‘Voyeur’ type nudist photography really bothers me and I NEVER post it on my tumblr. There are plenty of ‘posed’ nudist images out there without resorting to posting photographs taken without consent.
I wish more tumblr nudists whould take a stand against ‘voyeur’ images.
“The hike is scheduled for later in the day to allow the forest a chance to warm up. The guides will be nude, weather permitting, and participants are invited to also enjoy the forest au natural on this nude hike. An orientation will take place before the hike and refreshments will be served afterward.”
"Let’s Get Naked!" is a simple instructional guide to the art of forming a nudist club. While the focus is primarily on male nudists, there is no reason why the text couldn’t be used by aspiring naturists of any persuasion to begin their own naked group.
The Cape Cod Beach Volunteers of Nudist and Naturist are holding its 16th annual Beach Clean-up. The event is open to all volunteer nudists, naturists, their friends, and anyone that would like to help.
Of all sexual actions, masturbation remains the most difficult one to discuss openly. When it is good it is a strictly personal experience, which many people have learned quite wrongly is dirty, sinful, shameful or even unhealthy. It is, however, the most common human sexual expression and is perfectly normal.
Join Nudist Clubhouse for the nudist event of the year—the first ever Nudist Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, happening this weekend, June 1-3.
There will be events happening all weekend ranging from nude pool parties to nude glow in the dark mini-golf. There will also be speaker presentations on the show floor, and lots of fun door prizes from the vendors.
“The growth of its user base and its ever-expanding page views means an almost infinite inventory to sell. But the expanding supply, together with an equivocal demand, means ever-lowering costs. The math is sickeningly inevitable. Absent an earth-shaking idea, Facebook will look forward to slowing or declining growth in a tapped-out market, and ever-falling ad rates, both on the Web and (especially) in mobile. Facebook isn’t Google; it’s Yahoo or AOL.”
Eighteen-year-old Thorpe St Andrew School student Rachel Honeybone, who will next year study art at Central St Martins in London, said: “I have been to other life drawing classes before but it is nice here because it is a lot more relaxed and cosy and it is a nice environment to draw in.”
I agreed to pose topless for the Mothers Against Naked Riding campaign because I am trying really hard to celebrate my imperfections. That’s what makes us all beautiful. When Karyn asked me to bare it all to promote helmet use, the first thing that crawled into my brain was that worm of insecurity. I’m not thin enough, my boobs aren’t as perky as they once were, I have rolls of back fat where my muscles used to be.
“I have breast fed in our lobby, in my car, in the park… I pump, usually in the locker room,” says Echegoyen-McCabe. “I’m proud to be wearing a uniform while breastfeeding. I’m proud of the photo and I hope it encourages other women to know they can breast feed whether they’re active duty, guard or civlian.
The deputy ordered Petrovic either to stop breastfeeding or move to the public bathroom.
Illinois legislators passed the state’s Right to Breastfeed Act in 2004, which says mothers may breastfeed their babies in any public or private location where they are otherwise allowed to be, even if they aren’t modestly covered.
When you take all else away, when you remove all clothing and accessories, you’re reminded that beauty starts at the body. The art of nude portraiture has an innate appreciation of that fact: a fine art nude doesn’t necessarily capture something erotic or sexual but instead gets to the very essence of a person. In the absence of styling, our skin is the thing that both covers and reveals.
Starting at 1 p.m., perhaps the most unique event in the state’s National Trails Day observance will begin at the Avalon Resort near Paw Paw in Morgan County. Avalon, a clothes-optional venue, is sponsoring a “Bare Hike” along a trail of more than two miles. According to an event description posted on the National Trails Day events calendar, “Hiking boots or shoes will be needed, but otherwise, enjoy the great outdoors in the raw! No fee for this event, but you must make a reservation (and receive directions to the trailhead) by calling 304-947-5600.”
One friend pointed out that we can ban all cell phones and electronic books and iPads and the list goes on, but, really, if you’re a true bad guy who wants pictures of naked people, all you have to do is drive down to Walmart and buy a pen with a camera and videocamera built in to it. Pens aren’t banned, right?
In June 2011 the FDA issued new labeling regulations to take effect this June (the deadline has now been extended). Yes, the US considers sunscreen a drug and therefore the oversight by the Food and Drug Administration. But just what do those regulations require? There are five of them and they basically deal with the way the sunscreen is presented on the label.
As a parent of two teens on Facebook, I’m comforted by their no-nudity rules for photos, yet I’m not sure I agree with the social media site’s sticking to the letter of the law in pulling down photos posted by British breast cancer patient, Joanne Jackson, showing her recovery from a mastectomy.
The speedy official response and “cover up” have sparked debate in Macedonia, prompting some to speculate whether other statues, like the giant sculpture of a woman breast-feeding a child, which is yet to be erected just a few hundred meters from the Prometheus sculpture, will also get a cover up.
Modern industrial economies have undermined the authority of men both in the public sphere and in the private realms; and since they’re limited in how far they can challenge it in the external world, they’ve turned women’s bodies into the symbolic battlefield on which their anxieties over this play out. Drill down to the very deepest center of any of these movements, and you’ll find men who are experiencing this change as a kind of personal annihilation, a loss of masculine identity so deep that they are literally interpreting it as the end of the world. (The first rule of understanding apocalyptic movements is this: If someone tells you the world is ending, believe them. Because for them, it probably is.)
Scully and his attorney, Graham Ojala-Barbour, decided to accept the plea deal when it was apparent the two new charges would be more difficult to fight than the Park Board ordinance. There was also a risk, Ojala-Barbour said, of being placed on the Minnesota Sex Offender Registry if there were subsequent convictions.
"With the indecent exposure count, we were risking him being found guilty just based on his nudity alone," Graham-Ojala said. "It was just much more questionable."
Hats off, or tops off, rather, to Moira Johnston for her confidence. She’s been going topless for a few weeks in New York in honor of the legality of the act. In fact, she insists, “It’s to raise awareness that’s it’s legal for woman to be topless anywhere a guy can be without a shirt since 1992 here in New York State.” That’s news to me. I don’t know if I’d ever be as bold as Johnston, but it’s an interesting thing to keep in mind if you’re ever tempted to go sans shirt in the big city.