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The Natural Way

By Andrew Welch 
British Naturism -

Scotland Leagal

Following the success of BN's work securing College of Policing guidelines for Naturists in England and Wales, I decided as SANER Campaigns Co-ordinator to build on the good relationship we have built with the Scottish police and try to bring about similar changes in police practice.

Police Scotland is a single authority which covers the whole of Scotland, and historically attitudes have been fairly conservative towards nudity. Edinburgh is the only city in the UK where world naked bike riders have had to cover their genitals and when police received complaints from the public about Naturists out and about or sunbathing in their garden they would feel obliged to investigate, although arrests in Scotland have been rare.

September 8, 2018,

sleeping feet

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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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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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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