Month: March 2016

It’s a blur naked and afraid editor tells all

Danglers, Nip Slips and Side Boob: ‘Naked and Afraid’ Blur Editor Tells All Do you have a problem with nudity?” That’s the first question I was asked during my interview. Obviously not, because it’s naked bits all day long here. Let’s say somebody’s building a fish basket, working with their hands in front of their boobs or their junk — there’s a frame-by-frame process of cutting out arms and other things from the footage, putting the blur over across the original plate and layering the rest back in. Our job is to make it seamless for viewers so they’re less aware of the blurs. It can be extremely tedious work, so we’ve seen people come and go from here. They just don’t have it in them. We like to think the fake boobs are easier to pixelate because they don’t move around as much — one of our guys, Shaun O’Steen, says he never really appreciated fake breasts until he started at this job — but, realistically, the crotch is easiest. There’s only one, and …

Arkansas nudism law raises first amendment issues 

Group wants Arkansas’s prude nude law revoked Nudism is terrific, and you should try it! That’s not an editorial comment, by the way. It’s written there to make a point. Specifically, if local police and prosecutors wanted to follow the letter of current Arkansas law, the author of this article is, as of the moment you read that sentence, allegedly guilty of a Class A misdemeanor punishable by a $2,500 fine and up to a year in jail. The editor and publisher of Arkansas Times as well. The crime? Under Arkansas criminal statute 5-68-204, the state’s 59-year-old anti-nudism law, it is illegal for any “person, club, camp, corporation, partnership, association or organization to advocate, demonstrate, or promote nudism.” Technically, we just advocated and promoted being naked with others in social situations. read more Source:‘Arkansas Times

what should children learn about nudity

What Do We Want Our Children To Learn About Nudity? I want my daughter to see nudity as neutral. But I don’t want her to be taken advantage of by a world that still thinks nudity is sexual, and sees it as a reason to objectify and denigrate women. How do I explain to a young child that the rest of the world isn’t quite on board with postmodernism yet? How do I say to her, “Nudity is no big deal, but be you need to be very careful about whom you’re sending nude photographs to”? How do I say to her, “Women should be able to show their nipples on social media, but you probably shouldn’t do that because you might attract attention from creepy men online”? How do I say to her, “I’ll support you if you want to march on Go Topless Day, but if you end up on the front page of the Post it might hurt your job prospects”? read more Source: Huffington Post

scar story: breast cancer survivor takes on a 1,000 topless walk across america

“We all carry scars we are afraid to allow people to see. We’re afraid to expose those scars because of what people might say and how they’ll judge us. I want to put an end to that. We have scars for a reason: they’re our story of survival. Without the scars, that means you didn’t survive, that whatever it is or whatever it was that had you in the valley or had you in the fight means it took you. Scars let us know that hey, yes, I had cancer and I kicked its ass and I have the scars to prove it.” – Paulette Leaphart Check out the powerful story and project of Paulette McKenzie Leaphart, who survived breast cancer. Leaphart is doing a 1,000-mile topless walk from Mississippi to Washington, DC for the purpose of showing people what breast cancer looks like and what it looks like to survive it. “I want my walk to be proof that, no matter what the world thinks or what the world defines as beautiful, I define me. Not my breasts, …

Orange County naturists keep up the fight

The Changing Tides of Surf City They call themselves the Orange County Naturists, or NitOC for short. They’re an off-the-beaten-path nudist group in Huntington Beach, and they are fighting fiercely for the preservation of their rights. At least that’s what Allen Baylis believes. As a local defense attorney by day and President of NitOC by night, Baylis and his community have battled for naturist rights in council meetings, lobbying events, board meetings and conventions up and down the California coast for years. And for his hometown in Huntington Beach, conditions are progressively closing the gap of possibility for their kindred subculture, one public ordinance at a time. read more Source: New University

details on Mazo beach alert from young naturist america

NAC Action Alert: Mazo Nude Beach Closed in Wisconsin On Tuesday, March 8, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that Mazomanie Beach, also known as Mazo Beach, has been closed to the public. Mazo Beach is located on the Wisconsin River in southern WI. Mazo has been a popular nude beach for decades. It has a local user base and each summer it would also attract tens of thousands of visitors from all over the U.S. and tourists from other countries as well. While the Department of Natural Resources has not designated Mazo as an official nude beach, it has long been accepting of its clothing-optional status and use. The DNR has also had its own presence at the beach with patrolling rangers read more Source: Young Naturists