Naturist news and information from around the world

Morwenna Ferrier
The Guardian (UK)
Mon 28 Jul 2014 13.45 EDT

Brigitte Bardot sunbathing on the beach in 1960s. Photograph: Bettmann/Corbis According to French Elle, women have stopped sunbathing topless in France. Two French women reveal why they do, and don't, and how little it has to do with health scares

Is topless sunbathing over? It certainly is in France, according to French Elle, if the coverline on its new summer issue is to be believed: "La Fin Du Topless Sur La Plage?" – which translates, verbatim, to "Is this the end of toplessness on the beach?"

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Team Latestly
Jan 12, 2019, 09:23 AM IST

Nudist dramaFrance has been known for a lot of naturist activities. And its coming to the theatres too. Audiences who might want to catch up on a new play named Nu et approuve will have to strip off their clothes to watch it. The name translates to Nude and Approved, and the audiences wanting to watch it, will literally have to give their approval for being nude. The play will be showcased at the Palais des Glaces on January 20.

No More Eating Naked! First Nudist Restaurant From Paris to Close its Doors in February.

Nu et approuve is a story of a brother and sister who find themselves on opposite sides of prickly social issues. In order to find common ground, they have to shed off all mask and inhibitions and get naked. This play will be the first naturist representation in Parisian theatre. 

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Almost Wild Blog
December 19, 2018

Millennial here. Hi, hello. Nice to meet you.

As a millennial–a millennial who has visited a fair share of nudist recreation spots–let me start off by acknowledging how comically out-of-place a millennial is at a nudist club. Not out of place in an unwelcome way. In fact, you may not find a more welcome guest at a nudist club than a millennial–really, nudists are so kind and I’ve never felt unwelcome. When I say “out-of-place,” I mean it in the sense that there just are not many other millennials there. The same goes for online nudist social networks: Yes, there are some millennials there, but the group skews significantly older which, of course, is fine. It has never bothered me, as a millennial, that the majority of the other patrons are older, but it does concern me as a nudist who wants nudism to thrive.

As a millennial, I need to be completely honest: There is one nude recreation spot where millennials can be found en masse: the beach. Go to any nude beach and you will find us. We’re there. Is it free? Even better. And I don’t mean to say that I have never seen a millennial at a nudist club. I have seen myself, for one, and my partner.

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Rick Sarre (Australia)
January 1, 2019

cobblers bay skinny dipThe warm days of summer are almost upon us. Nudity on some Australian beaches is inevitable. But exactly how much of our flesh can we bare, and when, and where?

It should surprise no-one that, when it comes to the law and naked bodies, context is everything. The man who strips off for the sauna at the gym without any repercussions could be subject to a fine of many thousands of dollars if, a few hours later, he were to streak across the MCG during the cricket. The woman who plays beach volleyball in her birthday suit at New South Wales’ oldest nudist stretch of sand, Lady Bay Beach, without legal consequences, could be fined an hour later should she not put on some form of covering when walking back to her car.

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The Naturists
Os Naturistas
December 19, 2018
Couple on BeachFrom its beginning naturism has portrayed the naked human body in photography.

In fact, it was the naturist magazines that set the legal precedent for the publication of naked images in the United States. Until 1958, it was illegal for the American Postal Service to proceed with sending naturist magazines. In the lawsuit against the Sunshine Book Company and Summerfield, the District Court of Columbia ruled that naturist magazines could be mailed. This decision also set the precedent for magazines such as Playboy, and similar ones, to be published.

The naked human body is the nucleus of our lifestyle, it is what defines our philosophy and our perspective. And when we discuss our way of life, how can we describe it? Of course I can argue for a long time with words and phrases in a boring way. However, nothing better describes who we are or what we believe than an image. Many remember that the very initiation into naturism began with the visualization of images of non-sexual nudity. The naturist photos act as ambassadors to the non-naturists, demonstrating what is recreational nudity.

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