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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.

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Naturism & Exhibitionism: Enemies or First Cousins?

LABSN Editor’s Note: I thought this blog on Meandering Naturist expressed many of my thoughts on nudism and exhibitionism.

 

The Meandering Naturist

Some people dismiss streakers, naked protesters and even nudists and life models as ‘exhibitionists’ without fully appreciating that we are all, to a greater or lesser extent, motivated by exhibitionism. We learn to be that way in order to stay alive. A baby needs to be seen and to be noticed by its mother, and this need continues to operate in us throughout our lives… Every human being is motivated by this deep desire to be seen, to have attention paid to them, to be noticed and to be heard.

Philip Carr-Gomm, A Brief History of Nakedness, 2012

nudist-beach-nude-people-mans-womans-relax-beach-colorful-flat-illustration-90801266 Naturists or Exhibitionists?

I keep trying to figure out how the social media thing coincides – in a meaningful way – with the naturist cause. I recently re-established my presence on Facebook and Instagram, (simply waiting for someone on a minimum wage salary to shut off my account for too much…

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Introducing the Real Nude Beach: A Body-Positive Photography Project

LABSN Editor’s Note: Since Felicity Jones closed down the Young Naturists America blog last year, she has started a personal blog on “naturism, censorship, topfree equality, body image and other fun topics.” Here’s one of the first she posted and the follow-up interviews can be found on her blog.

 

Introducing The Real Nude Beach: A Body-Positive Photography Project by Felicity’s Blog. We photographed & interviewed people at Gunnison this summer – here’s why!

Source: Introducing the Real Nude Beach: A Body-Positive Photography Project

That one-finger selfie

LABSN Editor’s Note: Paul makes some excellent points with this post on his Zjuzdme.org blog. What do you think? 

One-finger selfies. You’ve probably heard about it, seen plenty of examples of it. The one-finger selfie. Apparently it started though an Anime character that demonstrated how to do it: I had…

Source: That one-finger selfie. – Zjuzdme.org

7 Reasons why you want to be a nudie – Naked Wanderings

LABSN Editor’s Note: I ran across Nick and Lin’s blog and found what they had to say very informative and interesting. Check them out.

Everyone can find a reason to become a nudist, whether it’s the connection to nature, the feeling of freedom or the equal tan line.

Source: 7 Reasons why you want to be a nudie – Naked Wanderings

‘Spectacular’ Sea of Hull pictures as Spencer Tunick photographs 3,200 naked blue people | Hull Daily Mail

LABSN Editor’s Note: Someday I’ll participate in one of Spencer Tunick’s events.

Source: ‘Spectacular’ Sea of Hull pictures as Spencer Tunick photographs 3,200 naked blue people | Hull Daily Mail

Bodypainting Day 2016

LANSN Editor’s Note: This looks like a fun event for all involved. What a great way to introduce the public to the beauty of the nude body.

The Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society

IMG_0928While most days you’d get arrested if you walked fully nude down the sidewalk at 47th Street and Second Avenue in New York City — topless is fine, for all genders; bottomless is not, for any — there is an exception.

Bodypainting Day.

Once a year, for the past three, Andy Golub has organized a mass bodypainting festival, gathering a hundred models of all sizes, shapes, ages, races, and genders to pose fully nude in the street and act as human canvases for dozens of talented artists flown in from all over the country and all over the world.

IMG_0948This year it threatened to rain — but despite all the gloomy forecasts, not a drop was felt, and the proceedings came off without a hitch. Several members of our august bookclub were there (even though it was still July, hee hee):

IMG_0955IMG_0952IMG_0938IMG_0932IMG_0887IMG_0899…enjoying the privilege of getting naked with countless strangers:

IMG_0926IMG_0914IMG_0954…all…

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