Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Nude, Pagan Handfasting

This is interesting - a Pagan, wedding was held recently. The article says it's the first nude handfasting in the UK, but somehow I doubt that it could be the first.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Nekkid, Naked, Nude

Experts differ on the definitions of NekkidNaked and Nude

"There's a big difference between the words, ‘naked’ and ‘nekkid.’ ‘Naked’ means you don't have any clothes on. ‘Nekkid’ means you don't have any clothes on - and you're up to something."

    ~ Lewis Grizzard

My conclusion - no discernible difference at all:

Naked - a body without clothes, nude.
Nude- wearing no clothes, unclothed, uncovered, naked.
Nekkid - a humorous pronunciation of naked, a person with no clothes.

What do you think, my dear readers?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Nordic Women in the Buff

Some time ago I wrote about a photography project called Mormon Women Bare  - it's a photo gallery of everyday, normal, women of Mormon faith, in the nude. Today I ran across a similar project  at featuring 50 Nordic Women in the Buff - normal, everyday women.

I'll be on the lookout for similar projects that depict the normal, everyday woman, not the photo-shopped, perfect model types. Someday I'd like to see photo gallelries of women of color, or women over 50, or even the full-bodied woman or men even...

As nudists, we're all about body acceptance, right?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Chosen

One hundred twenty-five were chosen for American photographer Spencer Tunick's next photo shoot in the UK next week.  BBC plans to make a documentary of the event. The location is secret. Were you among the chosen?
Desert Spirits - A Spencer Tunick photograph.


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Another Bucket List ... A literary one

I love reading.  And there are way too many books to read before I die.

My fiction reading tastes vary and go from one spectrum to the the other on the genre scale. I read mysteries and thrillers, SciFi, erotic fiction, romance, urban fiction, Young adult fiction, Children's fiction, literary ficton and have even read one or two Westerns. Here's a  literary bucket list that was sent to me by a colleague. It's more of a "challenge" list where one is challenged to read outside their comfort zone or read something different.

 Remember the PulpFicition Book group in NY I wrote about a couple of months ago? Go for it! Start your own topless group.

Then there is a list of books for naturists that I ran across. It is a  Naturist recommended reading list, mostly nonfiction and even some reviews are included at Homeclothesfree
Another list is from Goodreads, a large social networking site for readers and book recommendations - a list of Best Naturist Fiction

And lastly, here is a list which includes books perfect for beach reading that ignore the erotic/titllating aspects of nudity.

I heard about this new book today for those under 4. Naked by Michael Ian Black,
a child discovers that the only thing more fun than being naked is wearing nothing but a cape

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Spencer Tunick's Installation Art

I just now added this event to my Naturist Bucket List - number be part of some big nude event.

Buffalo Central Terminal, 2004
 Here is one participant's account of how the day went in Buffalo, NY,  Buffalo Central Terminal on August 15, 2004.  I have a very close SL friend, Bow, who is in one of these photos somewhere. Where are you, Bow???

It looks cold and the floor looks dirty. It was an abandoned building, but I would still love to have been there or anywhere Tunick is going to next so guess what??  I signed up to pose and you can too!

Was Spencer Tunick was in the UK recently? At Hastings Beach?  Or was it just wishful thinking?

Tunick WILL be in the UK on  Saturday, May 17 at the Folkstone Georges House Gallery at Museums at Night.  Are any of my UK readers going to be there? You in the UK have until May 12 to sign up if you want to pose. We all want to hear about your experience if you get selected.

Video from AANR

This promotional video was released by the AANR -  American Association for Nude Recreation a few months ago.  Feel the Freedom!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Clothes-free at home

I like being nude at home. Home is where I feel most safe and comfortable, where I can let it all out, as they say, and be in MY element.  This blog post caught my eye the other day. It asks the question "What does a committed nudist do when he or she has visitors to their home?"

My first impulse is to dress when visitors or repair or other service workers are expected. Am I being courteous when I dress for visitors? I believe so. Am I being true to myself at those times? I'm not sure. Am I allowed to do what I please, in any way I please in my own home? Yes! But, so many people have misconceptions that nudity is an invitation to sex. I wouldn't want to give an unintended invitation to a stranger who had other ideas.

Should I place a sign like this at my front door? What about you, dear readers? How comfortable are you with being nude at home when others are expected?