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Radical Beauty: Inside a Naked Yoga Class

LABSN Editor’s Note: A well-done YouTube video on naked yoga and it’s benefits.

BBC – Travel – Why Germans love getting naked in public

LABSN Editor’s Note: This is a short history of the nudist culture in Germany, which some say is the birthplace of today’s nudist movement.

“Free-body culture” promotes harmony with nature, and today some Germans sunbathe nude, strip down to play sports and even hike in the buff.

Source: BBC – Travel – Why Germans love getting naked in public

Call for naked art classes to benefit children in UK schools 

LABSN Editor’s Note: Here’s an interesting POV on teaching children about body acceptance.

 

Campaigners have called for nude art classes in schools to improve body image issues caused by social media, and teachers will decide if children can take part.

Source: Call for naked art classes to benefit children in UK schools 

The beginning.

LABSN Editor Notes: What a refreshing viewpoint this new blog is. Well worth subscribing to.

Naked Kate

How Abbey caves changed my life.

A year and a half ago a chance encounter in a cave changed my life forever. Some may say it was pure chance, or good fortune, that brought us together that summer’s day in New Zealand. Others may say it was fate, the gods or the universe. Personally, I like to believe it was meant to happen and we were fated to meet. But who really knows? One thing I am certain of is that no matter what made it happen, I am bloody glad it did!

The story starts back in 2016, in a salvation army second hand shop in Queenstown, N.Z. I’m with my friend, Trinity, an American from Bend, Oregon. We work together in an Italian restaurant in town. Both on working holiday visas, living the dream in N.Z, on extended holidays. Working dead end jobs only when we have to…

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Purists v partiers: the battle between two popular nudist resorts | Life and style | The Guardian

LABSN Editor’s Note: I thought this Guardian newspaper of London captured the contrast between the two camps of nudists.

One of Florida’s oldest and most staid communities, Lake Como, and nearby Caliente Club struggle with being misunderstood – and with each other

Source: Purists v partiers: the battle between two popular nudist resorts | Life and style | The Guardian

Best-of body-painting & shooting

LABSN Editor’s Note: I’m  just so impressed with this site. Here are a series of photographs of bodypainted people, but it’s done in such a unique way that the difference from a typical bodypainting makes it its own genre. Hope you like it as much as I do.

via Best-of body-painting & shooting16

Why Germany′s nudist culture remains refreshing | Meet the Germans | DW | 06.06.2018

LABSN Editor’s Note: This article appeared on the DW.com/meetthegermans website in 2018. I thought it had some interesting information, especially about the history of FKK in Germany. By-the-way, DW.com has a wonderful English language station. There’s internatiional news, culture, and art programs.

From lakes to saunas and parks: Is Germany’s nudist culture, known as FKK, dying out or still making waves? It’s still strong enough to inspire a change of attitude for Berlin-based expats.

Source: Why Germany′s nudist culture remains refreshing | Meet the Germans | DW | 06.06.2018

Award-winning Vimeo video on body acceptance

LABSN Editor’s Note: This is a well produced video on body acceptance.

À quoi penses-tu? | Modele Vivant a Quebec

LABSN Editor’s Note: I’ve been following Rolland’s blog for some time and and find it so well presented I want to share it.
It is usually written in French and I have to run the text through Bing Translator, which I’m sure missing the nuances of the poetry. But even with the literal translation I get the sense of his passion.
Rolland also has wonderful art at the top of each post and always credits the artist.
I’ve included the Bing translation at the end.
Hope you enjoy this post.

À quoi penses-tu?   À quoi penses-tu? Pour que subitement, tu t’es tu? Devant moi, tu me racontas ta journée, Pendant que je prenais plaisir à te dessiner.   Ai-je dit un mot qu&rsq…

Source: À quoi penses-tu? | Modele Vivant a Quebec

English translation by Bing:

A masterpiece directed by Noble Roro of France
What are you thinking?

What are you thinking?
So that suddenly, you were you?
In front of me, you tell me your day,
While I was taking pleasure in drawing you.

Did I say a word you shouldn’t?
Would I have crumpled your soul in your heart?
If that’s the case, forgive me my beautiful,
Because, thanks to you, my life has become a marvel.

That you have become my model over the days,
And over time in my eyes a lovely lady,
But during our torrid nights, you became my tender Muse,
To be honest with you and a little with me, all this in me amuses me.

Will! Since we have to keep going, let’s continue!
With a few strokes of pencils and towards you my only passion,
To make a true homage to the noblest of all femininity,
Your naked body, now, forever and I swear to you for eternity.

By:

RollandJr St-Gelais
Quebec City, Quebec
Canada

Skinny dip: World record broken on County Wicklow beach

LABSN irish

Link to video: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-44426587/skinny-dip-world-record-broken-on-county-wicklow-beach

More than 2,500 women have stripped naked on a beach in the Republic of Ireland to break the world record for the largest skinny dip.

Magheramore Beach, just south of Wicklow Town, was the venue for the women-only event on Saturday morning.

The combined efforts of the 2,505 women broke the existing Guinness World Record, which had been set in 2015 when 786 people bared all on South Beach in Perth, Australia.

The event marked the sixth year of the annual Strip and Dip charity swim, which was founded by Deirdre Featherstone when she was undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

Video produced by Erinn Kerr.

  • 09 Jun 2018