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Re: Nudes in the news
« Reply #405 on: September 14, 2016, 05:46:17 PM »
JOhn, since you have done a lot of traveling where you occasionally need id's, monies and walletses, I am assuming the shoulder strap option is less of a bother than the "fanny pack" so ubiquitous in America.

I have one of those and but use it only on backpacking trips. It provides easy and quick access to trail snacks or other essentials without having to stop and dig into my pack.

Wearing one while nude hiking doesn't appeal to me. It's too much like wearing a belt. The shoulder bag seems less bothersome.

Do many naturists in your travels use the fanny pack?

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« Reply #406 on: September 14, 2016, 06:13:18 PM »
Fanny pack makes for a bizarre tanline. Although I just got a huge backpack belt to support the five pound overnight shoulder strap arrangement

Okay, drivers license, credit/debit card, maybe a car key and/or hotel key: I've got a wrist strap of velcro, or the brim of my hat. It will lug around a little more, like cash. On St. Martin, I established a line of credit for us at the bar restaurant. So we lugged water toys and towels to lay on instead. The blow up raft actually provided a cover to leave the "need bottoms" hotel that we were staying in as we walked over to the nude beach. It was a crazy situation. She wore only a g-string in the lobby and at the front desk, anywhere, but rules are rules. ???

 I have a small bag for my camera. It has room for cell phone/smart phone, and any ditty that I may need during a particular jaunt.

There is a particularly liberated sense of being absolutely naked. That is given by discarding even jewelry, and especially shoes. The encumbrance of a bag and/or strap can be eliminated, too, and that feels even more lovely naked. Have a friend to carry stuff and pay for things. Resolve to never unpack the bag, but toiletries. Stuff the bag out of sight in the closet, or in the boot/trunk of the car.

More on that mention of dressing for dining:

Isn't clothing an option? Do they actually require clothing to eat? Is it a way to act more classy and charge more, setting it apart from the bar/stand down by the beach? Are these places that have a nude beach only? That ain't naturism. That's not free range! Screw 'em. Absurd clothing obsession. They make no logical sense and enforce...ah, you know, bad guys imposing on my vacation. ::)

In Jamaica (1984-ish), ladies and gentlemen were required to wear a top (not bikini), covering breast in the restaurant. The rules. We were required bottoms everywhere. Tight short T-shirt and tiny triangle g-string, we were admitted, as we were now dressed for fine dinning. :o

At the Beverly Hills Hotel, I had a new vest pants, disco thing (1979 ish). I had no jacket, that wasn't fashion. They provided an oversized silly thing that didn't go with it, jacket. Better to look scruffy, than look good and break the rules. It was just too late to get reservations anywhere near there. Then, the food wasn't all that good, for all the hoohah and excessive bucks. The simple room cost as much as the washer and dryer that I bought the next week. It got me to thinkin' about all the ego hoohah. I know that the French are sticklers for table cloth and accoutrements when dinning, even a picnic on the side of the road. I know that food is supposed to taste better when associated with nice atmosphere. But, there is an inherent clothing obsession in there, a class obsession, and ego reinforcement that is unhealthy, socially and individually.

It is like a coverup at the beach to go grab a snack. It is senseless, sheepish behavior.
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Re: Nudes in the news
« Reply #407 on: September 14, 2016, 09:20:34 PM »
So many ideas in how we appear and behave are rooted in nothing more than compulsions foisted on us by the PC and fashion police.

It is sometimes too much effort to keep track of all the frequent ad hoc rule changes.

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« Reply #408 on: September 14, 2016, 09:39:39 PM »
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« Reply #409 on: September 15, 2016, 06:31:55 PM »
On my naturist holidays I usually go to places that don't require clothing to dine. I always dress if asked but like to turn up naked to put the onus on them. Unfortunately at the last new place we stayed M asked as we checked in whether clothing was required in the restaurant, which rather banjaxed my usual technique.

I don't like bum-bags (in the UK the fanny is the female pudenda) and I find that all I usually need is cash, credit card, handkerchief  and keys. My sitting cloth clips conveniently to the back of the bag.

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« Reply #410 on: September 16, 2016, 06:12:29 PM »
I have heard that about the word. Here in the US it just means the "butt", of either gender.

Two peoples separated by a common tongue.  :)

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« Reply #411 on: September 19, 2016, 09:57:33 PM »
I posted a video in the thread "Public Promotion of Nudism/Naturism", see it here.

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« Reply #412 on: September 25, 2016, 04:51:58 AM »
https://www.thelocal.fr/20160923/could-paris-soon-have-its-own-nudist-spot

Sounds like someone in France is using some common sense and is open to a naturist area in the city. On another forum it was noted that maybe they are following Germany's lead. Now if only we had politicians here that would listen to the requests of ours. I can't even get the courtesy of a return answer.
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« Reply #413 on: September 25, 2016, 07:33:54 AM »
At least the Green Party carries a more of an imprimatur than an average Joe. They also might have a little more juice at city hall.

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« Reply #414 on: September 27, 2016, 09:39:02 AM »
Paris gave the go ahead last night for a designated nude area, now they just have to decide where. En avant, les nus!!
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Re: Nudes in the news
« Reply #415 on: September 27, 2016, 02:35:46 PM »
Paris gave the go ahead last night for a designated nude area, now they just have to decide where. En avant, les nus!!


Anywhere within 50 yards of the river would be good, but they will more likely designate some special park.  The trouble with special designated freedom areas is that they outlaw freedom everywhere else. 

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« Reply #416 on: September 27, 2016, 07:20:00 PM »
Pjcomp, did the article say that the site had to be restricted to members?
Is it public land? If it is privately held but open to the public maybe that would be better.

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« Reply #417 on: September 27, 2016, 08:25:41 PM »
Paris gave the go ahead last night for a designated nude area, now they just have to decide where. En avant, les nus!!


Anywhere within 50 yards of the river would be good, but they will more likely designate some special park.  The trouble with special designated freedom areas is that they outlaw freedom everywhere else. 

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Last time I checked that river, it was not inviting, had tall walls to it, not very accessible, and ick, not even in a full wet-suit. It rains in Paris 300 days a year, cold drizzling rain. Probably an indoor swimming area with patio. 371 patrons was it? That's a big pool need.

If anyone notices the posting of the final decision, where, I'd sure like to hear about it.
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Re: Nudes in the news
« Reply #418 on: September 27, 2016, 10:51:11 PM »
Last time I checked that river, it was not inviting, had tall walls to it, not very accessible, and ick, not even in a full wet-suit. It rains in Paris 300 days a year, cold drizzling rain. Probably an indoor swimming area with patio. 371 patrons was it? That's a big pool need.

If anyone notices the posting of the final decision, where, I'd sure like to hear about it.
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Having nudity allowed along the river would allow naked people wandering around town. They probably won't do that to start.

I would have to read the news articles again, but seem like I read that they had been talking about the large park west of the city, Bois de Boulogne.  It will probably take some more discussion to fix a place.  I hope the general attitude spills over.   

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Re: Nudes in the news
« Reply #419 on: September 27, 2016, 11:26:26 PM »
I remember that place and Longchamp. It was very busy, even back then. It would be like walking along in a big city park, during the weekends.
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