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You can learn a lot from baring it all.

08/10/2017 11:29 EDT |
 
Isabelle Khoo Lifestyle Editor, HuffPost Canada
 

John P at Medium

Why aren’t there more women in nudism? And what can we do about it?

Consider the following scene which might take place in a nudist setting:

A young, beautiful, completely nude woman approaches a pool. She gracefully performs a swan dive into the crystal clear water, penetrating the surface with barely a splash. Her lithe body moves elegantly beneath the surface. Water flows freely around the curves of her bare skin as she swims to the other end. She reemerges on the shallow side, where she stands and wades the rest of of the way to the pools edge. Goosebumps cover her body. Droplets of water fall from the tips of her hard nipples. Warm sunlight makes her wet bare skin glisten. She smiles and looks up at a young man, himself also completely nude, standing near the edge. “The water is beautiful,” she says to him. “Join me?”

jet set nude vacation

Confession: It doesn’t take much to get me naked, especially when there’s sun, beach, and surf involved.

In fact, I’ve been stripping down in public settings for a long time — first as a nude model in college, then at a slew of hippie-dippy, clothing-optional resorts on the West Coast for the past decade or so.Indeed, given the choice,, I prefer getaways that offer an au natural option. For me, baring it all (or nearly all, depending upon resort policy) is pretty liberating.

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A shirtless march is scheduled at Toronto’s High Park for this year’s Go Topless Day, an event created in protest of female nipple censorship.

Though it is legal in Ontario for both women and men to display bare chests, women rarely exercise this right due to the social stigma surrounding uncovered breasts.

 

pool topless

An eastern Ontario city is facing a human rights complaint over its policy on female toplessness in pools, more than two decades after it became legal for women bare their breasts in public in the province.

Cornwall Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy said a woman has complained to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario alleging the pool policy discriminates on the basis of gender.

“Our policy states that girls over the age of 10 must wear a top,” O’Shaughnessy said. “The clause that’s in there is specific to females.”