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welsh invasion -naturist style

The nudist invasion of a Welsh beach today should not offend – nakedness has nothing to do with sex This morning those who harbour quite literal naked ambition will be heading for the Vale of Glamorgan for The Great British Skinny Dip. The event which invites swimmers to skip into the waves off Monknash Beach unfettered by bikinis, bathing costumes or Speedos has been organised by British Naturism. While everyone else seems to be wondering what is the politically correct line to take on France’s burkini ban, the governing body of British nudists is telling us to get our kit off. Completely. All in the cause of healthy living, of course. Naturists always push stripping as a lifestyle activity as wholesome as a vegan super salad. According to a spokesman: “This great event will provide lots of opportunities for people to try costume-free swimming across many varied locations, whilst having fun and raising awareness of how many people’s buttoned up attitude to the human body is causing them to lead potentially unhealthy lives.” read more …

gawking stalking photographer punches top freedom protester in NYC

Topless Parade’ participant gets punched in throat by leering man The attack unfolded at the corner of 47th Street and Second Avenue, after the near-nude woman spat in the man’s face following an inappropriate comment, witnesses said. When the man, clad in a checkered red shirt, tailed and eventually confronted her, the woman spat in his face again, according to bystanders. He then clocked the exposed co-ed in the throat and shoved her before police closed in on the duo. Both were cuffed and led away from the rally, where only about 50 women and men bared their breasts to expose the lack of “equal topless rights for all.” The lack of support did not go unnoticed by those who opted to doff their tops — many taking part in the rally noted the crowds were mostly made of up gawking men and creeps with cameras. read more – Source: New York Post curator’s note The newspaper’s coverage is equally detaining in the way the parade participants are described.

dylan hamm: naked faces photography project

Vancouver-based photographer Dylan Hamm envisioned his Naked Faces series to physically capture the impact of being naked on someone’s face.  Dylan put the project together by putting out an open call for subjects in January this year, looking for people willing to be photographed while naked – albeit without any of the nudity being included in the final images.  He then photographed each of the subjects with their clothes on and again after they had stripped, but just from the neck up.  ‘The purpose of this was to demonstrate the differing facial expressions between clothed and not, to physically capture evidence of the impact that something as simple as being naked can have on subtle facial expressions,’ he explains.  ‘Men and women looking nervous, happier, silly­ all these emotions giving a fleeting glimpse into the inner workings of these subjects ­- via totally involuntary facial communication,’ Dylan writes.  In the end, Dylan explains that the results likely raise more questions as to the level of consciousness behind the changes or even as to how gender …

I used to hide my body under towels, bathing suits, and oversize sweatshirts. Now I prefer not to cover it with anything at all

I Walk Around Naked as Much as Possible My skin is happiest when there is no fabric trying to bunch into its crevices. Deciding what to wear is a nuisance, and if I’m bloated, everything looks strained. If I have to pee quickly, it’s pleasant not having to unclasp, unbutton, or untangle. Sex is easiest without clothes. I love being naked. Luckily, I live on an acre of land and can walk to pretty much any part of the property without my white hiney and drained, breastfeeding boobs being spotted by human eyes (the squirrels can’t get enough). An unexpected delivery truck did once pull up the driveway when I was taking out the trash, my body unadorned with clothing — it was awkward. I have no desire to join a nudist colony — I wouldn’t know where to look when talking to someone. But I do wish clothing never became a “thing.” At least in Southern California, where it is usually warm enough to make clothing optional. If we never became accustomed to wearing …

bare monk captures attention of Indian parliament

Nude Monk Addresses Haryana Assembly, Says Wife’s Duty To Accept Husband’s Discipline In what could be a first in Indian politics, a nude monk waxed wisdom in a State Legislative Assembly on Friday, doling out advice on a wide range of subjects including the state of Indian politics, dealing with Pakistan, and how to prevent female foeticide. Jain religious leader Tarun Sagar, who was invited by Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma to kick off Haryana Assembly’s monsoon session, had lawmakers spellbound for 40 minutes, The Indian Express reported today. On politics, Sagar said, “Dharam pati hai, rajneeti patni. Har pati ki yeh duty hoti hai apni patni ko samrakshan de. Har patni ka dharam hota hai ki woh pati ke anushasan ko sweekar kare.” (Duty is like the husband, politics is like the wife. It is the duty of every husband to protect his wife. It is the duty of every wife to accept his husband’s direction.”) read more – Source:  HuffPost India curator’s note we don’t endorse the views of this Indian cleric  – …

heidi stevens: naked trump statues are beneath us

We don’t get to be the movement that preaches inclusiveness — particularly around gender — if we embrace this type of mockery. We can’t, in good conscience, advocate for civil rights protections for transgender folks — to safely use public restrooms, for example — if we point and laugh at reproductive organs. We can’t push for women to fill more offices — political and glass — and then indicate that lacking testicles is a liability. “Nothing is being said by the piece that is difficult for one in the current political climate to say — that Trump is a joke, or that fat people must be shamed, or that male bodies that don’t conform to masculine notions of genitalia deserve scorn,” Meghna Sridhar writes in a Feministing essay. “Indeed, the real naked emperors seem to be the installation’s smug audience instead, parading around in seeming robes of progressive politics, which actually, upon closer inspection, are their own naked delusions of open-minded, non-oppressive grandeur.” More simply, she asks: “Are we really turning the tables on the …

finding naked pics how computers do it

HOW COMPUTERS FIND NAKED PEOPLE We are all just collections of limbs and appendages, naked before the Internet. Some of us—or some of our devices—just may not know this yet. Curiously, it’s our devices that lag that lag behind in this regard. The Internet, as was correctly noted in Avenue Q, may be for porn, but identifying nudity is not technology’s forte. As such, content moderation is still a tedious human labor, and as Adrian Chen documented in his excellent 2014 Wired feature, it’s a soul-crushing search for dick pics—among other things. So, here we are. It’s 2016, and as Clarifai “data scientist and NSFW enthusiast” Ryan Compton (yes, that’s his title) puts it: “the discovery of nude pictures has been a central problem in computer vision for over two decades. Potter Stewart’s “I know it when I see it” maxim doesn’t apply to technology. Devices don’t really see things—not in any conventional sense. Computers can recognize patterns, but that raises the question of what nudity looks like as a pattern. Humanity, as anyone with …

warm months are ideal to test the exact opposite trend: running with nothing but the sneakers.

The running is targeted to nudism: running naked is a risk or extreme fashion? For obvious, except for reasons nudist resorts beaches it is rare to see someone with absolutely nothing on training. In fact, there is a racing circuit with clothing optional -in practice, “textiles”, ie, who are covered with a terse athletic pants and a shirt are as bad as in the beaches- seen in the United States. There are some races like Hot Bare Dare 5K, with over 500 participants. The best brands in the men walk around 15 minutes, which indicates that there is an activity that vocational streakers or a game to show off are released, which may not have anything wrong but would have nothing to do with running or fitness. Actually, it ‘s not as crazy run and compete naked . That is the way we know it was done in the ancient Olympics gives some clue, but also the best argument for using sportswear: modern fabrics improve performance and comfort. They prevent chafing and sun. read more …

skinny dip trending for singles

Skinny dipping is the new rage for singles Here’s the skinny on Americans — they love to swim nude when on vacations, according to a new survey by an online dating Web site. According to more than 15,000 respondents, skinny-dipping is very popular among singles — but being caught in the act (of swimming with no clothes on), not so much. The survey by MissTravel.com showed more than 70 percent of travelers have gone skinny-dipping, while 38 percent have been caught while doing so. Among recent celebrities, Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton and Rihanna have all been photographed skinny dipping in exotic locales. read more – Source: NY Post