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Sunscreen, or the emphasis on it, is a relatively new idea because the earth’s atmosphere is no longer doing the job it used to do so well of keeping the more harmful radiations out. Sadly, not all the things grandma knew and could teach us have the same relevance in a world of pollutants and plastics.

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Incredibly funny joke
« on: May 24, 2019, 02:17:22 PM »
I seem to recall some years ago that “research” showed there was no difference in nutrition, etc, between brown and white eggs. We still seem to prefer brown ones, though, as Ric says. Any egg experts here? Does the shell colour depend on the hen’s diet or something like that? I know the free-range farm eggs we buy have a much darker orange yolk than the supermarket battery eggs, though the shells vary widely in colour.

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Nudes in the news
« on: May 24, 2019, 02:13:07 PM »
The sort of scrape-in-the-ground one can get away with on a camping trip won’t suffice for a full-time family toilet or village facility, but a better hole can do quite well. A new favourite at music festivals here is the “long drop”, a reasonably deep hole with a suitable seat over that can be back-filled at the end of the event. The depth makes it more salubrious than its shallower predecessor, or even the plastic cabin which needs frequent emptying of the sump. I imagine a long-drop facility could be built, filled, then rebuilt a few yards away, repeated, and work quite effectively for a small community (given the thousands using them at our music festivals!). Could add to the long-term fertility of the soil, too.

Sounds like the midges eithervslid off or were busy chowing down on the cream instead of you, Gary  ;)

Free Range Naturism / Re: Gardening in Arizona
« on: May 20, 2019, 11:39:29 PM »
Green belts are UK wide and are not developed natural zones in any way, merely designated buffer zones around or between towns where building development is banned. Usually green belt is farm land, often simply rough grazing, and can be quite unattractive. It is as good or bad for nude walking as any other bit of countryside depending how open/wooded it is, how closely farmed or otherwise. I live near the edge of town, and the green belt between us and the next village is mostly occupied by a very attractive (horse) racecourse, the presence of which long predates planning laws.

Free Range Naturism / Re: What's your temperature?
« on: April 30, 2019, 11:26:54 AM »
I’ve been keeping up with my new year’s resolution to find new walking routes around the Cotswolds and to walk them naked. Some routes have been more successful than others, both as enjoyable walks and as walks that can be accomplished mostly naked, ie avoiding roads and villages where there is a need to cover up to avoid misunderstandings and unwonted (potential) confrontations. The warmer weather has certainly made these outings more pleasurable, but even when it was cold, back in January/February, I found that setting a good pace made it comfortable.

Free Range Naturism / Re: Eureka!
« on: April 19, 2019, 02:34:04 PM »
Some places here they have nettle eating contests. Turns the mouth black, apparently.

Free Range Naturism / Re: Fear of nudity
« on: April 04, 2019, 03:41:38 PM »
I identified immediately with Reuben’s “kind of fear”. I’ve never identified where it came from as it was never a problem as a child - a range of family happy snaps have me running around naked and happy in the garden, on the beach, round the house ... and my sister was never a problem, indeed she often appeared naked in the same pictures.

Nowadays when I head out for a naked cross-country walk I have to overcome some psychological barrier to actually take my clothes off, but once they’re off I’m mostly fine. Mostly, because if I encounter other walkers my first instinct is still to hide or cover up, but I’ve become better at rejecting that instinct and carrying on.

I think the psyche block must have started at primary school, somehow. As I say it wasn’t an issue at home when young, and come secondary school we had communal changing rooms and showers (all boys school) for PE and sports, so it must have been something in between.

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Terri Sue Webb
« on: March 18, 2019, 07:20:07 AM »
A lot of the celebs either have or hope to get lucrative contracts to wear designer clothes as walking advertisements, or even just get given stuff to wear for the same reason. That’s a lot of incentive to *not* promote the naked lifestyle  :(

Thanks for the Warrington cyclist link, John P. Notably the newspaper gave far more space to the BN explanation than to the initial report.

I seem to recall the Appenzell ban John P mentions related to a path regularly used, even promoted, for nude hiking, and the locals took exception. They had to enact a bye-law to ban the practice as Swiss law neither allowed nor banned it and hikers were using the lack of a ban to say it was legal. Or something like that.

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Gender Neutral Restrooms in the US
« on: March 01, 2019, 05:55:19 PM »
In view of the group interest shown in toilet paper, I offer the following report assessing the latest threat to planet Earth:

Wiped out: America's love of luxury toilet paper is destroying Canadian forests

Free Range Naturism / Re: Making Naturism Viral - Grassroots Naturism
« on: February 25, 2019, 01:53:21 PM »
Some other people were not only naked but also behaving lewdly. That's of course not naturist, and wasn't legal under California law either. I don't know whether or not the latter people claimed to be naturists, but they certainly weren't, and no legitimate naturist would condone the lewdness. Those who weren't behaving lewdly were absolutely, positively exercising their rights.

Same old problem - the few spoil it for the many.

The onlookers - local businesses, Mr Wiener, casual tourists, frightened parents etc - just saw naked people and judged all by those they found most outrageous. What else would you expect?

I think for females the first rite of passage is the onset of periods, possibly followed by a noticeable shape change of the chest.

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