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By Marc
 
Naked and Happy

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Last week we saw how to consider simple nudity for what it is: a naked body is a naked body, nothing more.

This week we look at how once this reality is assimilated, we can feel and deepen the freedom that the nudity vehicles. For, it is one of the aspects that seems to me, essential to naturism: freedom of movement, conscience and being.

Natural freedom

As small as the piece of clothing you wear, it is an interface between your body and the outside world. Certainly, it can be nice to feel the caress of a cloth. The garment is also a sensual and social element, beyond its protective function. However, it is also a constraint, especially when it has no utilitarian function. The garment protects us from the cold, the rays of the sun, or the dangers our body could be exposed to. Remove any need for protection, and the naked body regains its natural freedom.

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September 8, 2018,
Inquisitr

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Nude sleepers reportedly have more sex and a more satisfying rest compared to pajama wearers.

A new survey from the mattress review site Mattress Advisor has found that two-thirds of millennials sleep in the nude, USA Today reports. It also found that the people who sleep nude reported having better sex and a more satisfying rest than people who wear pajamas to bed.

According to USA Today, the survey was conducted by a project manager at Mattress Advisor named Joe Mercurio. He says that he got responses from 1,000 people in the U.S. and that close to 60 percent of them admitted that they enjoy sleeping in the buff.

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| TORNIO, AND AMSTERDAM
The Economist

FKK BeachThe home continent of public nakedness is growing more body-shy

“NAKED, we are equal,” proclaims Ida Karkiainen. The Swedish MP is addressing a packed hall at the 17th International Sauna Congress in Tornio, Finland. She draws a round of applause from the crowd, a mix of sauna entrepreneurs and enthusiasts from Europe and Japan, along with a few North Americans. It is important, Ms Karkiainen continues, that both sexes sit nude in the sauna together. After all, political and business deals are often made in the swirling steam, and one would not want such an important venue of power to exclude men.

It is hard to imagine such a speech being made by a politician anywhere outside Europe. 

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The Huffington Post UK

UK nudity

I am not a naturist, but I do wish that here in the UK we had a healthier relationship with nudity

Non-sexualised nudity is important and there isn’t enough of it in the UK.

Maybe I’m biased because I recently had a professional nude photo shoot as part of the promo for my forthcoming poetry collection, Bad Boy Poet. Having done a couple of amateur nude shoots when I was younger, I celebrated achieving my longstanding aim of getting a book deal by using my hard-fought hipster contacts to get a talented photographer to photograph me – and my dog – fully nude, for a non-bank-balance-breaking mates-rates discount.

I am very happy with the results. Unfortunately, though, none of those being printed contain full frontal nudity. I was prepared to bare all – which I had never done before – but the publisher gave me a stern “no”, saying that the inclusion of a fully nude photographed penis would affect where the book could be stocked. This upset me a bit because though I can understand a business not wanting to sell pornography, the photographs of my penis were documentary at best, boring at worst.

The point of my nudity wasn’t to be garish, or sexy, or aggressive, but to be real. I do not have a toned, muscular, body, I do not have a massive penis. I don’t have much body hair (and zero hair on my head), and I’m a little bit bigger than I’d like to be, but what I had hoped to gain from my photoshoot was a picture that would capture me looking vulnerable, yet unashamed.

I wanted a picture to show what I am underneath my clothes, not just what I look like. I’m a skinhead man who is neither short nor stick thin, so it’s not hard for me to appear intimidating, even if I never feel it. The photographs show me as I am: unfit, unclothed, but real. Not blind to my imperfections, but not overwhelmed by them either. Understanding what my body is, forms a big part of understanding who I am: with maturity, I am able to see how much my identity is wrapped up in my body.

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By
Olivier Vergnault, Cornwalllive
  • 16:27, 29 AUG 2018
  • UPDATED 08:19, 30 AUG 2018

UK holiday parkThe largest naturist holiday park in Cornwall is up for sale.

Southleigh Manor holiday park at St Columb Major, near Newquay, has been brought to the market.

 

The holiday business, where being in the buff is de rigueur, could be yours to own for a cool £1.1 million after owners Bob and Kathy Prescott decided to throw in the towel and enjoy a well-earned retirement.

The pair, who have been running the bare-all holiday park for 18 years, said they made up their mind to sell the site following the recent birth of their grandson, Harry.

Mr Prescott, now 69, said: "We've always liked Cornwall ever since coming down here on holidays. We came here to the park 19 years ago and the people who had it were struggling.

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