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Nick and Lins
Naked Wanderings
February 12, 2018

couple on beach

We already knew that nudism has a positive influence on both our physical and mental health. Or at least, in case you already pick up enough vitamin D and are living a balanced lifestyle, it doesn’t have any negative side effects (if you use sunscreen of course!).
But how does nudism effect relationships? Some time ago we’ve read that the divorce rate among nudist couples is a lot lower than among textiles, what does that mean?
Does nudism itself has a direct influence?
Or are nudist couples sharing different values than textiles which are more likely to keep them together?
Maybe nudism is provoking these values?

Last night’s Nasi Goreng with prawns dinner was the perfect occasion to brainstorm about this. We ordered a couple of beers, enjoyed our rice meal and wondered what it could be that keeps nudist couples together and whether it has any influence on our own relationship.
As with many of these “philosophical” questions, there is, of course, no black and white, no right and wrong. If we had been able to find a solid solution for keeping your relationship in perfect shape by going naked, we would be writing a book and organizing a road show by now instead of creating this blog post.
But we did come up with a couple of interesting ideas.

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Louise Wedgwood
The Sydney Morning Herald
16 January 2014

Australia beach Bums

While about 5 million Australians are pursuing their annual weight loss resolution, the naturist community boosts body confidence by accepting all shapes and sizes.

How are you going with your New Year's resolution to shape up – ready to hang out nude at the next pool party? While some Australians continue to chase happiness through competitive skinniness, with selfies of their thigh gap and bikini bridge the ultimate achievement, others have found freedom and acceptance by baring it all. Shed your hang-ups about your body with your clothes when you take a leaf out of the naturists' book. Sarah Scriven is editor of the naturist magazine Australian Sun and Health and thinks getting around in the buff is no big deal. "As far as I'm concerned we're all naturists, even if it's only for five minutes alone in the shower.

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Nick and Lins
Naked Wanderings
November 5, 2018

Nic and Lins Nov 5

Toddlers are born naturists and not only literally (although they’re obviously delivered naked). In fact, they might well be the most genuine kind of naturist there is, they don’t even question their nudity. Most of them will question clothes though and if they see an opportunity to get rid of them they’ll often take advantage of that. Our memory doesn’t go that far back, but we would like to remember the day when being nude was not an option anymore. 
Yesterday it was completely normal to run around the garden naked, jump through the sprinklers on a hot summer day while everyone smiled and agreed with your joy. The next day this was not possible anymore… Bathing suits suddenly became the norm.

What went through our heads?
Did we question this at all?

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Anna Clarke
The Telegraph (UK)
November 7, 2018

jumping nude

“The lady sat next to me was knitting a scarf, naked, except for flip-flops and the guy on the other side was reading the newspaper, totally nude,” says Jane Baker, describing a scene of apparent domestic bliss. Jane, 52, who has been part of the naturist community for over two years, is one of a growing number of Britons who have taken to a starker way of life.

Indeed it seems nudity is having something of a moment, with British Naturism, the UK's official organization, noting a sudden increase in membership for the first time in 15 years. With 8,900 members - up from 8,300 last year - we appear to be edging towards the ‘nude not crude’ way of thinking.

More of us are waving goodbye to textile environments—the term used to describe our restrictive, clothed world by those in the know—and embracing our natural state. 

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NaturismGirl
Naturist Lifestyle

nude hiking

As a true naturist, there is nothing I enjoy more than being in nature…without clothes. As I said so many times before, for me there is something very special in the feeling of freedom that is given to you when you are truly becoming one with nature, without chains of clothes. And nudist hiking is one of the purest feelings of being alive.

There is a piece of my heart that is reserved only for mountains. And nudist hiking. I love hiking in the spring/summer/autumn when the weather is good and it is “easy” to go to the top of the mountain. But I also love to hike in the winter when the snow is reaching over my knees and I really have to invest a lot of effort to make my way through the snow to the top. And it is worth of it every single time.

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