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Free Range Naturism / Public nudity
« on: September 26, 2020, 04:23:01 PM »
I'm starting a new topic intended to be the opposite of our long running "Secret Naturism Handbook" topic.  I have never believed that naked human bodies have to be secret, or that public exposure of naturists is a negative.  In the UK, Stephen Peter Gough was widely criticized by all the people who wanted nudism kept secret, but over time his efforts were a driving force behind the BN's support of public nudity and a big change in UK police policy on public nudity.

I've been going nude on public lands for half a century, and gave up trying to be secret about it almost that long ago.  Humans are the most beautiful species.  We have no reason to hide ourselves from each other.  All humans, of every age and sex are beautiful people.  Nobody of any age or sex has ever been hurt by passively observing another member of their own species.  Observing naked humans is educational and therefore beneficial for children.  Observing naked humans is interesting and pleasing to adults.  As a species we are VERY social, and spend huge amounts of our time and money observing other humans both clothed and naked.  Our massive entertainment industries and porn industry exist to satisfy common human desires to observe others like us.  Millions of people, men, women, and even children post their naked "selfie" images on-line in "porn" or social media sites.  Despite residual pay-for-play nudist groups who try to prevent nudity from becoming common in public, the world is ready for and desires to have public nudity become common.   

I'm doing my part to oppose systematic censorship and misanthropy against any people.  I'm getting old and may not live long enough to see general public nudity become common, but I don't hide myself except in the middle of town.  OUR FREE RANGE nudism is the opposite of secret nudism or high fences hidden nudism.  Lets have a topic discussion of nudism in public places, on public lands, on public trails, on public streets, etc. Share your nude in pubic pictures.   Starting off this is a picture of my bicycle ride on a public trail.  I passed 4 clothed people on the trail.  They had an opportunity to encounter and passively observe an uncovered human.  Its all good. 

May your life be filled with opportunity to see and be seen without clothing.  Free Range nudism on public lands topic.  You're welcome. 


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General Naturism Discussion / Nude at the White House.
« on: April 01, 2020, 04:35:33 PM »
Found this on Twitter.   I'm trying to find a video of the WH news briefing. 

"Twonaturistsonaboat  @Twonaturistson

"Very, very surprised by Trump’s morning press conference. Who would have guessed that he was a practicing nudist and that he and Melania were spending ‘more and more nude time’ at the White House. Strange times."


I would have guessed. Melania has posed for nude photos which are now on-ljne.  I have opined since before the 2016 election that Trump would be more favorable for nudists than other candidates. 

I'm trying to track down and verify the source.  Did anyone else see this or have a link? 

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Posted on Twitter August 18, 2019.

Hotel Terra Cotta
@TheTerraCottaPS
The Tuscany Manor is proud to announce that our property will be officially a CLOTHING OPTIONAL, COUPLES AND SINGLE WOMEN ONLY SMOKE FREE RESORT starting September 13, 2019, welcoming Terra Guests. 
Phone: 760-656-7283
350 W. Chino Cyn Rd, Palm Springs, CA

https://twitter.com/TheTerraCottaPS/status/1163185211426820097

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Free Range Naturism / Casual Hotel Nudity on TV.
« on: July 25, 2019, 12:20:59 AM »
I usually don't watch a TV show called Hotel Impossible.  Its about some guy who goes to independent hotels having management troubles, and helps the owner redecorate and upgrade management to improve their business. 

Today I saw Season 5, Episode 1.  It featured an 50 room place called "Streamline Hotel" in Daytona Beach, Florida, near the auto race track.  Somewhere in the middle of the episode they got a big bank loan and planned to close for 30 days while they renovated.  The owner talked about taking care of residents who lived in the hotel while they renovated.  The TV film editor cut in a few seconds of a male resident standing naked in the hallway talking casually with some lady from maid service.  The maid's cleaning cart had been strategically placed to censor his parts, but he was clearly casually naked in the hotel hallway.  I had to back up the program and look again to be sure that's what I saw.

I didn't hear or see any mention of Clothing Optional or casual nudity anywhere else in the program. They just assumed that casual nudity wasn't worth talking about on the program, although it was shown.  Maybe its a trend toward more people being naked in hotels as part of the general hotel industry.  This show makes a big deal about upgrading the hotel industry. 

Anyway if you happen to see Hotel Impossible, Show S5 E1, watch for the naked man in the hallway. 

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Found this on the SUN web site.  Nudists go on canal cruise.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8798691/nudists-naked-canal-cruise-pictures/

FISH AND STRIP Dozens of nudists tuck into fish and chippy tea on naked canal cruise

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. (March 4, 2019) – The American Association for Nude Recreation is pleased to announce that Erich Schuttauf, JD has accepted the position of Executive Director. 
 
Having served in many capacities for the organization founded in 1931, Schuttauf  has walked the halls of the Tallahassee legislature and halls of Congress promoting the positive economic impact of nude recreation on the U.S. tourism economy, during his tenure he has also visited many state law makers advocating on behalf of nudist rights in advance of legislative sessions on bills, and worked with federal agencies such as National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management in support of nudity on appropriate public lands.
 
A member of AANR since 1991 (when AANR was still known as the American Sunbathing Association/ASA), he is also a longtime spokesperson on wholesome family-style nude recreation, having appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, O’Reilly Factor, CNBC, ABC’s Good Morning America and been interviewed by such notable publications as the New York Times, Orlando Sentinel, Details Magazine, among many others.
 
“I see my role as AANR’s Executive Director as one to lead our members as the voice of advocacy on behalf of individuals and families to enjoy outdoor pursuits in the way God made them, whether it be at member Clubs or their own backyard. I’m eager to build on decades of AANR’s core values of wholesome nude recreation where appropriate,” notes Schuttauf. “I’m also committed to growing the diversity of our membership. Our largest growing demographic is African-American.  The demographic most loyal: Latin.  Those most willing to experience nude recreation: Millennials.  I want all – regardless of age or ethnicity -- to feel welcome as AANR members and members of our affiliated clubs, resorts and campgrounds.”

https://www.aanr.com/downloads/newsletter/THE-March-2019-Undressed-Press-2019.pdf


He still says "at member clubs or their own back yards."   That is not the same as advocating a universal right to control our own bodies. 

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Dr. Glenn Smith wrote, "We need to manage naturist environments differently, so that the experience of naturism as sometimes erotic is not stigmatised or criminalised, while those who are experiencing social nudity as asexual do not feel exploited, harassed or abused. How we address this dilemma should be the main focus of any discussion.

The idea that naturist environments potentially offer a unique space to explore the breadth of sexual feelings, and to experience these in a more balanced and real way, could make them very attractive to a younger generation. And breathe new life into naturism."


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2007/jun/06/comment.comment

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Clothing brands and retailers should pay a penny on every garment they sell to fund a £35m annual recycling scheme.

That's the view of MPs, who say "fast fashion" is a major contributor to greenhouse gases, water pollution, air pollution and over-use of water.

But, of course, the MP's solution to a problem is MORE TAXES rather than to allow and encourage people just to take off their filthy rags. 


https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47282136

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Free Range Naturism / Government Shut Down -- New Freedoms.
« on: February 18, 2019, 05:18:05 PM »
'I've Never Hiked Naked Before': The Government Shutdown Changed That
Elizabeth Whitman | January 18, 2019 | 6:00am

Brandon Hankins didn't plan on taking off all his clothes.

It just felt like the natural thing to do, on a day in early January at Arizona's Chiricahua National Monument, with the federal government shut down and no one to see or stop him.

https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/shutdown-adventure-california-man-hikes-naked-in-chiricahuas-11111968?platform=hootsuite

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Science demonstrates that Natural Sunshine is what reduces many health problems and results in longer lives.  Sun blocker prevents the health effects of sunshine.  And, taking artificial Vitamin D has no beneficial effects. 

For a long time science has known that people with low Vitamin D levels have higher death rates from a list of causes.   But a recent study with 25,000 subjects taking Vitamin D supplements had no beneficial effects.   Vitamin D may only be a "marker" or side issue for the beneficial effects of sunshine. 


Outside article.
https://www.outsideonline.com/2380751/sunscreen-sun-exposure-skin-cancer-science


New England Journal of Medicine. study.
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1809944

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Free Range Naturism / Young British Naturism launches new web site.
« on: January 12, 2019, 04:32:16 PM »
Check it out.

https://www.ybn.org.uk/

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This article is specifically about Seattle, WA, USA.  The court decision and law cited applies  to the whole state of Washington, and is similar to Oregon and California.   Despite nudity being legal anywhere in my state, few nudists venture out beyond AANR resorts and a few limited "generally CO locations."    Over here on the eastern side of WA, you would almost think nude is illegal. 

It's legal to be naked (anywhere) in Seattle
By

    Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

Sep 18, 2018 at 12:53 pm
Nudity was made legal here in the case of Seattle v. Johnson. Yes, really

Little known Seattle factoid: City law allows you to be nude anywhere, any time.

Not, however, if you flaunt it and make others uncomfortable. (Flashers, be warned.)

Despite this free range law, nudists stick to pockets of the city where others openly express their nudity.

https://www.kuow.org/stories/it-s-totally-legal-to-be-naked-in-public-in-seattle

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General Naturism Discussion / Sweeden is better because they get naked.
« on: December 28, 2018, 03:36:23 PM »
I copied this link from Facebook.   Parts of it are insulting and bigoted but it is quite positive about getting naked.  Every naked helps.

https://www.facebook.com/bbccomedy/videos/337115390412572/UzpfSTEwMDAwMjUyNjExMDk4NjpWSzoyMzkzMTY3NzYwNzI0OTM3/?multi_permalinks=2393167760724937&notif_id=1546004631057547&notif_t=group_activity


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General Naturism Discussion / Full Moons Rise over Brighton.
« on: December 24, 2018, 11:50:11 PM »
 THE heating was set to extra warm on the i360 pod as 33 naked passengers took a flight wearing nothing but tinsel and Christmas hats.
47 comments

The event was organised by Brighton Naked Bike Ride, with participants leaving their bikes – and their clothes – behind them for this festive reunion.

Nick Sayers, Brighton Naked Bike Ride co-organiser, said: “I was thrilled that Brighton Naked Bike Ride were treated to a clothes-free flight on the city’s iconic British Airways i360 in June and we were proud to appear as the back-side of the Brighton and Hove Calendar.

“It was fantastic to be invited back in December for a special Christmas reunion.

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/17313259.full-moons-rises-over-brighton-as-naked-cyclists-climb-aboard-i360/?fbclid=IwAR0zEatimJKuAHaqAPCzGyzXw3ojvjei7hMC-afmLFHC6gFnks95BckeQrw


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General Naturism Discussion / UK London restrooms go gender neutral
« on: November 23, 2018, 11:23:25 PM »
Mayor of crime ridden London focuses on gender neutral toilets despite study showing it puts women at risk

London mayor Sadiq Khan has replaced female toilets and shower rooms at London’s City Hall with “gender neutral” facilities.

This has given rise to worries that the changes will be made across the city putting biological women at risk.

The changes have been made in the staff areas on the upper floors, according to sources inside the headquarters of the Greater London Authority (GLA) and the Mayor of London offices.

https://voiceofeurope.com/2018/11/mayor-of-crime-ridden-london-focuses-on-gender-neutral-toilets-despite-study-showing-it-puts-women-at-risk/#.W_e74DgYxQY.twitter

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