Friday, December 19, 2014

Sexy Selfies - Best Practices According to Barbie!

Who knew Barbie was the go-to-gal for taking good selfies??

Barbie offers her expert photo advice in just 7 easy-to-do, practical tips:

1. Assume someone might see it. Avoid recognizable tats, jewelry, moles, etc. One can never be sure where their nude selfie might end up in the Internet world...you might find it on some blog, or Facebook (well maybe not there if it's nude), or heaven forbid, THE NEWS!! Here is my selfie.. yes it's me...I'm in there...in the fog...can you see me?? 
In the mist.
2. Show select body parts, your face or your body, but not both.
Having morning coffee...
I think I got a little carried away with these selfies.
 I wonder if Barbie would approve?

This selfie of AlexCalifornia was taken with a phone camera with a timer.
And YES I got his permission to post his pic.
3. Barbie says, no crotch shots unless it was specifically requested. My opinion is just say no! Well...OK... Just one!


4. Background! Check your background for clutter, and other unsightly views.
Clutter....


...and more clutter...

5. Lighting...GOOD lighting is key!
Oooops!! Too much light!

6. Suck it in!
...well not THAT much!


7. NO pouty lips, or duck faces as Barbie calls it.  
Which is better?
This?
 Or This?



There you have it, folks! Now go forth and make great selfies!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Aging Men and Nudity

It's not often we hear about how men feel about their aging bodies. I stumbled upon this post of a 57 year old nude model discussing his nude modeling career and about being older.


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2014

A Short Film - Everyday Nakedness

The Color of Nude Undies

When I was growing up flesh colored crayons didn't match anyone's flesh so they changed the name to peach. In my youth, nude colored nylon hose also didn't match everyone's legs either.  Now a London based company, Nubian Skin, is making a splash with their line of undies for the woman of color.  Why did it take so long to discover that the color of nude isn't the same for all women? I must say, that this is a good start.





Thursday, October 23, 2014

Vintage

Photo credit: Female Nude with Mask. Unknown Artist, French. ca. 1870. Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Penis - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Was Afraid to Ask



Young Naturists America posted a very educational post about The Male Penis - Uncovered.  Or you could call it The Penis Revealed!  A Penis Demystified! A Penis Bared! Get to Know The Penis!  Or all of the above . The post's aim is clearly to present the penis in a non-sexual way and I think they truly hit the mark. They talk about the myth of penis size, and why the penis is censored, and penis shame, and more.

My biggest question was...why did they need to call the article the "male" penis?? Is there such a thing as the "female" penis? Why not call it simply "The Penis" ?  Anyway, the post is excellent and once you finish reading about the everything you ever wanted to know about the penis, you get a treat at the end.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Charity Calendars

What do these things have in common: cancer, greyhound rescue, baldness, strokes and urban farming? 

NUDE CALENDARS!!


Warwick University Senior Women's Rowers are raising funds for cancer with this charity calendar.




University of Sydney Veterinary students raise funds for Greyhound Rescue.
 



Bald ladies pose to raise awareness and funds for Alopecia (medical term for hair loss) in UK.


Prudish UK shopkeepers refuse to carry the We Slim calendar


Not exactly a charity, these female urban farmers raise funds to buy farmland with this calendar.
We Slim Together Charity Calendar in UK raising funds for Chest, Heart and Stroke Association









Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Nude Modeling and Figure Drawing


I once had an opportunity to pose for a drawing class years ago when I was in my 20's. Back then I struggled with the decision and ultimately did not pose,  though now I wish I had accepted the invitation. Since I was a novice, I'm sure I would have needed this posing guide.


Monday, October 13, 2014

October 13 - No Bra Day

  • If you are a woman over 40, get a mammogram.
  • Don’t put off screening because of discomfort.
  • Don’t put off screening because of fear.
  • Know how your breasts feel normally and know how to do a self breast exam.
  • Have a regular breast exam by your health care provider.
      October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    National No Bra Day 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Virtual Nudity

Contemplating at Jacob's Pond .

Believe it or not, I discovered nudity in a virtual world. In Second Life.  I plan to make a post about my naturist journey in another post. So stay tuned!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Brother, can you spare £3.5 million??

The Abbey House and public gardens, a popular place for nudists over the years, is for sale.  Naked gardeners Ian and Barbara Pollard are splitting up and this historic place which they owned for 20 years is available to the highest bidder. The buyer will get 14 bedrooms, a waterfall, and even the probable remains the body of the first king of England.  Naturally, the town is worried about who the buyer will be. Will the new owners keep the gardens public? Will they make it a private residence?  Read more about the impending sale and see more photos of the property here.



Have you ever been there on clothes optional days? I'd love to hear about your experience.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Get Naked!

I know it's almost the end of August, but it's not too late... LET'S GO ON VACATION!! A Nakation of course.....




 See this slideshow of naturist nakation spots.


Friday, August 22, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mark your calendars!

Some of these "holiday" days and events have passed for 2014. So get ready for 2015.  Mark your calendars for next year now!

World Naked Gardening Day -  First Saturday in May
  Naked Hiking Day June 21
 International Read Naked Day July 5
National No Bra day - July 9  or  October 13


Nude Recreation Week -  second week in July
 National Nude Day July 14
 Go topless Day Aug 24 

 

Work in the Nude Day Dec. 5, 2014


 Twitter H/T  #WorkintheNudeDay  #WITND
 Facebook link


 World Naked Bike Ride Day - I couldn't find an actual day for this event. Apparently it's whenever...