Saturday, July 30, 2011

10 best places to get naked

A list of the ten best places where one can get naked has been revealed, and it includes a French city dedicated to naturalism, a naked cruise, and a nude beach.

The list by global hotel rating website HotelsCombined has also listed some nude outdoor activities, an art festival, a bike ride in the buff, and spa treatments or hot springs, News reported.

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Breastfeeding article should help open people’s minds

Breastfeeding is a wonderful way to feed your child, and is recommended by most pediatricians and health experts. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding exclusively for a minimum of six months (up to one year), and the World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding up to two years.

Mothers should not feel guilty about the method they choose to feed their child (bottle or breast). Breastfeeding is not dirty or shameful.

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The Caribbean's Best Nude Beaches

Given the right mix of sun, sand and solitude, impromptu skinny-dipping can happen (and does) most anywhere in the Caribbean.

But going full monty on a whim can be a dicey proposition in these parts. Most Caribbean islands are devotedly conservative, and public nudity is frowned upon – if not downright illegal. Fortunately, however, textile-averse travelers have a few options. In addition to a variety of clothing-optional resorts, the region has a handful of exquisite public beaches where the uninhibited can freely – and lawfully – pursue the perfect tan.

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Host of Jeopardy Alex Trebek Sleeps in the Nude

So you've heard about Alex Trebek chasing a burglar in a San Francisco hotel early Tuesday morning, right?

He will have surgery tomorrow because he snapped his Achilles tendon and injured his other leg in his daring take-down.

But what's capturing everyone's imagination is Trebek's description of what happened. "I woke up and saw a figure in our hotel bedroom and I thought I was dreaming," Trebek says.

"And I realized immediately someone had been in the room. I put on my underwear and ran down the hall to see if I could find her."

Said Matt Lauer in a random moment on Today this morning: "Alex Trebek sleeps in the nude?"

Comment: Indeed he does, and there is nothing wrong with that.


Are You a Nudist and Don't Know it?

Have you ever been skinny dipping, even as a child? Have you ever undone your top to get a better tan in the backyard or on the beach, even if you were careful to lay on your stomach the whole time? Are you able to stand in front of a mirror after a shower completely nude while you shave or fix your hair? (There are some who even feel the need to cover up even when they're alone!)

If you are one of those "closet nudists" then you may be on your way to a life of true freedom. Being free of clothing can also free your spirit. Most true Nudists I know seem to share this thought more than any other when asked why they came to the lifestyle and stayed in it all these years.


Monday, July 25, 2011

Video: World Naked Bike Ride

G4 TVs segment on the World Naked Bike Ride. Sara Jean Underwood is a cohost and is from Oregon where this takes place. She doesn't get naked, but close enough.

Friday, July 22, 2011

From Bashful to Brazen: The Indiscreet Breastfeeder's Manifesto

  • I will nurse my child anytime, anywhere, no matter who is present or what I am wearing.
  • I will bare my breast with pride and confidence.
  • I will not apologize for nourishing and nurturing my child.
  • I will not smother my child with a napkin or blanket.
  • I will smile at everyone around me and ignore rude stares.
  • I will know that I am giving my child the perfect infant food from the most efficient, ecological, and economical delivery system.
  • I will know that I am giving my child the healthy start that is his or her birthright.
  • I will set an example for women and girls, educate the public, dispel breastfeeding myths, desexualize the breast, and make the world a better place, all through the simple act of feeding my child. 
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Where in North America Would You Like to See a Nude Beach?

Clothing optional vacations are becoming increasingly more popular every year. Nearly one out of every two people surveyed by TripAdvisor last year said they were willing to go au naturel on a nude cruise or at a nudist resort or nude beach.

The TripAdvisor survey also included the top 10 nude beaches recommended by members, including popular nudist spots like Black’s Beach in San Diego and Haulover Beach in Miami, plus eight more in  and outside of North America.

We want to know: Where in North America would you like to see a nude beach? Tell us your 3 favorite cities or vacation areas.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Women's topless court victory 20 years later

"The whole point is we have the right to divest ourselves of our tops.… It's not a moral issue. It's a civil rights issue," said Williams. "If a woman is hot and wants to enjoy the sun all over, why is it that she can't, while a man, who may have larger mammary glands, can?"

Williams, a retired teacher, said she occasionally goes topless "and no one blinks an eye" in Vancouver, where the practice has also been accepted after a court fight.

"Canada needs to grow up like our European brethren. There are enough oppressive laws and social mores that restrict our freedoms," she said.

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

The naked truth is, we're used to public nudity

In advertising, in entertainment, on Facebook, at the mall, for better or worse, skin is in.

"Nudity doesn't have the shock value," said Gary Moore, who has owned the Whispering Oaks Nudist Resort in Oxford for 33 years. He has been a nudist for 50 years and told me during our phone conversation that he was naked.

"At one time, nobody would say they were a nudist. Nowadays everyone says. Who cares? You don't have a social stigma to it that one time it did have. The world has gotten a little more modern in their thinking. In the old days, reporters would call up and they'd ask silly questions and they'd chuckle-chuckle-chuckle, hee-hee-hee. You don't find that much any more."

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Zappos uses nude models to sell you clothes

Zappos made its name online by selling shoes, but now it's branching out into other apparel. And it's using naked women to do it.

The company just kicked off a new campaign featuring nude (except for the shoes) models hailing a cab, riding a scooter and, in the one above, running.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Nudism helped me to love my body at last

I pondered for a moment before heading towards two sun loungers by the pool, then said: ‘I think we should take our clothes off.’

Though nervous, I didn’t feel uncomfortable. Slowly, I slipped out of my clothes, and for one nerve-racking minute while I stood nude, I looked at others’ faces to see if they were laughing at my wobbly bits.

To my surprise, not a soul even so much as glanced my way.

‘Your turn,’ I said to Joe. His eyebrows raised, a grin crossed his face as he stripped off, too.

We arranged our towels before laying down and enjoying the sun. I felt an intoxicating rush of freedom. The sunshine on my bare skin was too delicious for words.

For so many years, I’d worried about what others thought of me. I suddenly realised what a huge waste of time that had been.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Do Canadians have the right to be naked?

Ordering a double-double in your birthday suit would likely get you arrested under Canadian law – but that could change, if an Ontario man gets his way.

Brian Coldin, a self-described nudist, is fighting criminal charges after being naked at a Tim Hortons and A&W in Bracebridge, Ont. He will appear in court on Tuesday to argue that public nudity should no longer be a criminal offence, according to The Canadian Press.

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

USA Today Travel

Do you think women should go topless at the beach?

In a beach etiquette survey of about 1,100 U.S. travelers by TripAdvisor, released this morning, 78% of respondents think toplessness is OK in destinations where it's culturally acceptable. That certainly goes against the stereotype of Americans as being prudish when it comes to public nudity.

The survey also found that 6% say "European" sunbathing is acceptable at any beach or pool.

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Heidi Klum: "You're never too old to sunbathe topless"

But the 38-year-old mum-of-four has revealed that she's got no intention of covering up and will continue to sunbathe topless as she gets older.

"I love tanning my body and I don't love tan lines necessarily," Heidi told US website PopEater.

"I don't think too much about what other people think or if they think this woman is too old to wear just a bikini or a bikini bottom.

"I come from Europe so I'm not American. I grew up with men wearing Speedos on the beach and topless women on the beach at any age."

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