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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

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

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

How to make nudism available for everyone and everywhere

LABSN Editor’s Note: randomfactsgeekjga is passionate about making nudism/naturism a normal state of being and this article articulates his ideas well.

My Blog about nudism and naturism (not porn)

nudism should be available for everyone everywhere

Nudism is one of my passions. I want it to be promoted, widespread and accepted. We should definitely promote nudism, and for many reasons. Nudism deserves to be promoted, widespread and accepted. We need to promote nudism in a positive way or else nudism will still be rejected by the prudish public, nudism will still be associated with sexual perversion and society will not practice nudism more often. We need more nudists in this world anyway.

I want to have nudism become available for everyone and everywhere in this world. That would sound awesome! Precisely, how can we make this happen? I present my ideas here, hopefully this can be something done and you can give me additional ideas in the comments if I have missed any.

Nudism should definitely be available for everyone and everywhere. Nudism does not discriminate against anyone. There are nudists everywhere in the world, from…

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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

The pros and cons of social media for the future of nudism – Naked Wanderings

LABSN Editor’s Note: Nick and Lins, a Belgian naturists couple, have a wonderful blog, Naked Wanderings, of their travels to naturists venues around the world. This post tackles some social media issues I’ve been thinking about also.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of online nudism? Especially on social media. Does it help us or will it harm us?

Source: The pros and cons of social media for the future of nudism – Naked Wanderings

Apprenticeships: do we want them and do they still exist?

LABSN Editor’s Note: Having served a six-year apprenticeship in letterpress printing, I found this article interesting. It speaks of the willingness of today’s society to accept less than top quality.

Bookish Things to think about

I have to perform this week: I am making two books for two experienced bookbinders. I need to be better than my best. But I feel like a beginner.

I was just saying to my students last night that I wished I could do an apprenticeship, a “stage” or internship with a bookbinder somewhere. However at just over 50 years old, who would want me?  I don’t mean it to sound bad; I am being realistic. It costs money to train someone.   I consider myself  an advanced beginner. Although I learned much of my skills at the bench, I have gotten to where I am by teaching myself, by reading, by attending the occasional workshop. I need more bookbinding hours under my belt.  And I am the sort of person who needs a teacher at hand. It’s not that I wish to be younger, it’s about having more time.  What…

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Media’s Grim Addiction to Perseverance Porn | FAIR

LABSN Editor’s Note: I thought this take on how a news item is reported was very important. FAIR has a reputation for making news reporters think about what they write from a different point of view.

These stories are typically shared for the purposes of poor-shaming, typically under the guise of inspirational life advice. A healthy press would take these anecdotes of “can do” spirit and ask bigger questions, like why are these people forced into such absurd hardship?

Source: Media’s Grim Addiction to Perseverance Porn | FAIR

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