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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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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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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Nick and Lins
Naked Wanderings
November 5, 2018

Teenagers turn away from nudism

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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Rashaad Jorden
31 October 2018

Philly Bike ride

When Shirley Mason was a young girl, she participated in an activity one summer that ended up being a life-altering experience.

“They would do special things during this two-week long summer camp and they kept talking about this one special thing we were gonna do,” she says.

It was something she has ended up doing relatively often: skinny dipping.

But as enjoyable as that experience was, Mason quickly realized such episodes would be few and far between. At the time, she was living way up in the northern U.S. – Minnesota, to be exact. “Every summer, there were only a few days of the year where I could go down to this area called Park Point and get in the water,” she says. “It used to drive me crazy because I love the water. But I love warm water.”

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