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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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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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