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Here’s What Happened When A Woman Walked Around Topless In Montreal (PHOTOS)

LABSN Editor’s Note: This is from 2014, but I just found it and thought it was interesting. The writer, Lili Boisvert,  argues the right of women to go topless in public in a very logical, calm manner.

If we combine heterosexual women and homosexual men, there’s a large percentage of the population that is attracted to men’s, not women’s bodies.

So why is it OK for men to go topless, but not women? Does it mean that women’s and gay men’s desires are worth less than those of heterosexual men?

Source: Here’s What Happened When A Woman Walked Around Topless In Montreal (PHOTOS)

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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!

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Who Cares About Your Genitals — Naturism For People of Color

LABSN Editor’s Note: A very interesting piece by William, who runs the Naturism for People of Color blog.

Originally posted on IPRM: Preface I wrote this essay as part of a first year writing course I took this fall with Dr. Andrew Joseph Pegoda. To put this into context, I am a senior (5th year) undergraduate mathematics major taking this particular English core requirement for the third time. The original assignment was to…

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Cameras on naturist beaches.

Very insightful observation. I also have noticed a more casual acceptance of cameras on the nude beach in Florida where I go. As long as you don’t act like you are sneaking photos of strangers, and only of your friends and yourself, most of the other beachgoers never say anything. As a mater of fact, no one has ever said anything to me about snapping a photo of my group. Of course I’m careful to not point the camera toward anyone else by my friends.

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A decade or more ago the presence of a camera could have got you thrown off a naturist beach, and still would if you were just there to photograph naked women and then upload them to the internet. And you wouldn’t get off the beach with your film stock intact, or digital memory card in place, even now, if being ‘pervy’ about it.

That’s not to say there’s still not people out there doing just that, taking secret photos and exploiting the subjects.

But in the past couple of years I’ve detected a much more relaxed view to the appearance of a camera.


Many beach users will take photos of friends, who seem happy enough to appear nude in front of the camera. Who knows? Some of this is probably being shared (at least in private message form) on social media. The simple fact is that people don’t care quite…

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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

Night Shift.

LABSN Editor’s Note: When I checked out Josephine R. Unglaub’s blog I found some wonderful art. I wanted to share her work with everyone.

lemanshots - Fine Pictures and Digital Art

lemanshots_cityDesigned and created by Josephine R. Unglaub

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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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