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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

Naked Truths: The Downsides

LABSN Editor’s Note: I just found Nude In Canada blog and enjoyed the writer’s style and ideas. Hope enjoy them also.

 

There are seemingly an infinite number of benefits to being a naturist.  Positive body image, increased self confidence, reduced stress, improved sleep, it goes on forever.  I have touched on all o…

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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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Award-winning Vimeo video on body acceptance

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

Men and Their Unconscious Fascination with Their Penis | A Canadian Naturist

LABSN Editor’s Note:Robert always has great insights into a variety of topics. I thought I’d share this one, but check out his blog site: A Canadian Naturistsand see “The world through a naturist’s lens.”

It’s slightly depressing out as far as weather is concerned and I have a cold adding a level of misery to the situation. Of course, this means that my approach to the world is tinged with a sense o…

Source: Men and Their Unconscious Fascination with Their Penis | A Canadian Naturist

Navigating Gender – Not Just What the Naked Body Tells Us | A Canadian Naturist

LABSN Editor’s Note: The Canadian Naturist always has some wonderful words of wisdom. I thought this was especially poignant.

“Gender is an aspect of our individuality.”  These words from Thomas Moore got me thinking about gender and my own identity. When a person is nude, gender is an obviously physical thing as this ima…

Source: Navigating Gender – Not Just What the Naked Body Tells Us | A Canadian Naturist

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