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Naked and Happy Blog
February 21, 2017
The day you join a nudist resort, club or beach, you enter a new world of freedom and respect. However, there’s something you may not know yet: nudity is about to become your new normal. Let me explain what I mean by new normal.

Becoming a nudist

A lot of first-time nudists will eventually become lifetime nudists. Every nudist will talk about this wonderful feeling of freedom, as soon you understand nobody cares about how you look. Nudity becomes, therefore, an accepted state. Generally, this is when you start to stop thinking about being naked. You just are enjoying the moment, without clothes.
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Bouke Vries
Springer Link
18 September 2018
Many liberal democracies have legal restrictions on nudism. This article argues that when public nudity does not pose a health threat (which it seldom does), such restrictions are unjust. To vindicate this claim, I start by showing that there are two weighty interests served by the freedom to be naked in public. First, it promotes individual well-being; not only can nudist activities have great recreational value, but recent studies have also found that exposure to non-idealised naked bodies has a positive impact on body image, and, ultimately, on life satisfaction.
Second, public nudity has expressive value; apart from being a constitutive element of various spiritual and religious worldviews, public nudity is frequently used to protest (perceived) social and political evils. As I go on to argue, the reasons for abolishing current anti-nudist laws that stem from these interests are not overridden, let alone cancelled, by the offence that public nudity might cause. Indeed, whereas my principal aim is to defend the freedom to be publicly naked when this poses no health threat, I will contend that states should recognize this liberty as a distinct legal right rather than try to subsume it under existing rights or secure it simply by excluding non-sexual, non-exhibitionist public nudity from existing laws against public indecency, sexual exhibition, and disorderly conduct.
While liberal democracies often pride themselves on their liberties, many have far-reaching restrictions on nudism. There are various offences under which nudism or public nudity (I will use these terms interchangeably) might be circumscribed within these societies. These include, but are not limited to indecent exposure, public indecency, sexual exhibition, disturbances to public order, and threats to public peace (Hörnle 2006). In France, for instance, the penal code proscribes “Publicly visible sexual exhibition in public zones”, an offence that is punishable by 1 year of imprisonment and a 15,000 euro fine.
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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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BBC News
15 November 2018

Little Minx

Little Mix have posed naked with offensive words written all over their bodies to promote their new single Strip.

Words like "slutty", "ugly" and "talentless" are scrawled across their strategically covered bodies.

In a post on Instagram, the band said Strip was "all about standing proud".

They said it was written to "encourage and empower people to be who they are". And their fans seem to love it.

The lyrics include: "Jiggle all this weight, yeah you know I love all of this// Finally love me naked// Sexiest when I'm confident."

"We're talking about stuff we've wanted to speak about for ages," Jesy says.

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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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